Legal terms & conditions

1. Acceptance of Terms and Conditions

Your access to and use of the Company’s Website (the “Website”) is subject exclusively to these Terms and Conditions. You will not use the Website for any purpose that is unlawful or prohibited by these Terms and Conditions. By using the Website you are fully accepting the terms, conditions and disclaimers contained in this notice. If you do not accept these Terms and Conditions you must immediately stop using the Website.

2. Advice

The contents of the Website do not constitute advice and should not be relied upon in making or refraining from making, any decision.

3. Changes to Website

The Company reserves the right to:

3.1 Change or remove (temporarily or permanently) the Website or any part of it without notice and you confirm that the Company shall not be liable to you for any such damage or removal; and

3.2 Change these Terms and Conditions at any time, and your continued use of the Website following any changes shall be deemed to be your acceptance of such change.

4. Links to third-party Websites

The Website may include links to third-party websites that are controlled and maintained by others.  Any link to other websites is not an endorsement of such websites and you acknowledge and agree that the Company is not responsible for the content or availability of any such sites.

5. Copyright

5.1 All copyright, trademarks and all other intellectual property rights in the Website and its content (including without limitation the Website design, text, graphics, video clips, sounds, other files and all software and source codes connected with the Website) are owned by or licenced to the Company or otherwise used by the Company as permitted by law.

5.2 In accessing the Website you agree that you will access the content solely for your personal, non-commercial use.  None of the content may be downloaded, copied, reproduced, transmitted, stored, sold or distributed without the prior written consent of the copyright holder.  This excludes the downloading, copying and/or printing of pages of the Website for personal, non-commercial home use only. 

5.3 Any unauthorised reproduction and use of any site text found on this Website will result in an immediate royalty fee of £250 excl. VAT per sentence reproduced and used becoming due.  This fee will not be negotiable and under the UK Copyright, Design and Patents Act 1988 any lack of knowledge you may have as to the source of the content does not prevent you being liable to this royalty fee.  The royalty fee will only provide you with a licence to use the text up to the date at which you were notified of the breach of copyright, and any future use beyond this date will require negotiation with the copyright holder and an additional payment being made.

6. Disclaimers and Limitation of Liability

6.1 The Website is provided on an “AS IS” and “AS AVAILABLE” basis without any representation or endorsement made and without warranty of any kind whether expressed or implied, including but not limited to the implied warranties of satisfactory quality, fitness for a particular purpose, non-infringement, compatibility, security and accuracy. 

6.2 To the extent permitted by law, the Company will not be liable for any indirect or consequential loss or damage whatever (including, without limitation, loss of business, opportunity, data, profits) arising out of or in connection with the use of the Website.

6.3 The Company makes no warranty that the functionality of the Website will be uninterrupted or error free, that defects will be corrected or that the Website or the server that makes it available are free of viruses or anything else which may be harmful or destructive.

6.4 Nothing in these Terms and Conditions shall be construed so as to exclude or limit the liability of the Company for death or personal injury as a result of the negligence of the Company or that of its employees or agents.

7. Indemnity

You agree to indemnify and hold the Company and its employees and agents harmless from and against all liabilities, legal fees, damages, losses, costs and others expenses in relation to any claims or actions brought against the Company arising out of any breach by you of these Terms and Conditions or other liabilities arising out of your use of this Website. 

8. Severance

If any of these Terms and Conditions should be determined to be invalid, illegal or unenforceable for any reason by any court of competent jurisdiction then such Terms and Conditions shall be severed and the remaining Terms and Conditions shall survive and remain in full force and effect and continue to be binding and enforceable.

9. Governing Law

These Terms and Conditions shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the law of England and your hereby submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English courts.

10. Protection of Personal Data/Protection of Privacy

The protection of individual personal data is an important concern of ours.  For this reason, we conduct our activities in keeping with the relevant statutory provisions pertaining to the protection of private data and data security.

Refer to our Privacy Notice.

11. Cookies

We do not collect any personal data (such as names, birthdays, addresses) via our web page unless that is provided voluntarily (e.g. by registration procedures, questionnaires).  In order to recognise the sites you have already visited and to meet your interests when visiting our websites, we may store connection data, the Internet Browser you used, visited sites, etc. in some cases we might also store “cookies” or makes use of active components (e.g. JAVA Scripts) on this website for various purposes.  A cookie is a data file that a website sends to your browser, which then stores it on the device that you are using to browse the website.  Cookies allow us to distinguish your from other users of our website, which helps us to improved your browsing experience and helps us to improved our website.

Refer to our cookies policy for further details.

12. Date and Version Control

Version 1.0 - These Terms and Conditions were last updated on 20 December 2012. 

13. Registered Office & Contact

Please direct any queries or requests for further information to:

Diploma PLC
10-11 Charterhouse Square


Registered in England and Wales
Company Registration No: 3899848