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Terms and Conditions of Use

1. ACCEPTANCE OF TERMS
Practical Action Publishing, brings you this website ("Website") on condition you accept the following terms and conditions. Your use of this Website constitutes your agreement to all such terms, conditions and notices. This Website contains links to other websites operated by Practical Action Publishing. (the "Practical Action Sites"), and your use of each Practical Action Site is also subject to the Terms and Conditions of Use and other terms and conditions, if any, contained within each Practical Action Site.

2. COPYRIGHT
All Website design, text, graphics, and the selection and arrangement thereof, and all source code and all other material on this Website are copyright Practical Action Publishing. or its content providers, unless otherwise expressly indicated. All rights reserved. You are permitted to print or download extracts from this material for your personal use only. None of this material may be used for any commercial or public use. No part of the Website or any material appearing on the Website may be reproduced or stored in or transmitted to any other web site. No material appearing on the Website may be disseminated in any form, either electronic or non-electronic, nor included in any retrieval system or service without the prior written permission of Practical Action Publishing. Any other use of the material and content of the Website is strictly prohibited. You agree that you will not (and will not assist or facilitate any third party to) copy, reproduce, transmit, publish, display, distribute, commercially exploit or create derivative works of such material and content.

3. CONTENT SUBMITTED TO THE WEBSITE
You acknowledge that Practical Action Publishing. does not always monitor Content (as defined below) submitted by users, but that Practical Action Publishing. shall have the right (but not the obligation) in its sole discretion to refuse or remove any Content that is available via the Website. Without limiting the foregoing, Practical Action Publishing. shall have the right to remove any Content that violates the Terms and Conditions of Use or is in any other way inappropriate or objectionable. You agree that you must evaluate, and bear all risks associated with the use of any Content, including any reliance on the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of such Content. You may not submit third party proprietary information to Practical Action Publishing. without first obtaining permission from the owner. Any Content provided by you by, for example, posting messages to bulletin boards or chat forums, uploading files, inputting data, or engaging in any other form of communication through this Website, although owned by you, is subject to a royalty-free, perpetual, non-exclusive, unrestricted, world-wide licence allowing Practical Action Publishing. to use, distribute, copy, sub-license, adapt, transmit, publicly perform or display any such content. You agree to irrevocably and unconditionally waive on your behalf in perpetuity in respect of such Content the benefit of any provision of law known as moral rights of authors or any similar law in any country.

4. LINK TO THIRD PARTIES
This Website and the Practical Action Sites may contain links to websites operated by parties other than Practical Action Publishing.. Such links are provided for your convenience only. Practical Action Publishing. does not control such websites, and is not responsible for their contents. The inclusion of links to such websites by Practical Action Publishing. does not imply any endorsement of the material on such websites or any association with their operators. For example, users may be able to buy goods and services via the Website, some of which may be through third party retailers who link to the Website. Users may also enter into correspondence with or participate in promotions of advertisers on the Website. Practical Action Publishingin no way endorses these third parties and any such transactions, dealings, correspondence with or participation in promotions of, third parties, including the delivery of and the payment for goods and services and any other terms, conditions, warranties or representations associated with such matters are solely between the corresponding user and the third party. Practical Action Publishingassumes no liability, obligation or responsibility for any part of any such transaction, dealing, correspondence or participation.

5. MEMBER CONDUCT
You understand that all information, data, text, music, sound, photographs, graphics, video, messages or other materials ("Content"), whether publicly posted or privately transmitted, are the sole responsibility of the person from which such Content originated. This means that you, and not Practical Action Publishing, are entirely responsible for all Content that you upload to, post on or otherwise transmit via this Website. Practical Action Publishingdoes not control all the Content posted on the Website and, as such, does not guarantee the accuracy, integrity or quality of such Content. You understand that by using the Website, you may be exposed to Content that is offensive, indecent or objectionable.

You further understand that this Website contains or will contain bulletin boards, chat areas and other interactive areas, and you agree to use the Website in a way that is proper and related to the Website. For example, you agree that when using the Website you will not:

  • Upload, post or otherwise transmit any Content that is unlawful, harmful, threatening, abusive, harassing, defamatory, vulgar, obscene, libellous, or invasive of another's privacy.
  • Upload, post or otherwise transmit any Content that you do not have a right to transmit under any law or any Content (or use the Website in any manner) which violates or infringes the rights of any person, firm or company (including, but not limited to, rights of intellectual property, rights of confidentiality or rights of privacy).
  • Upload, post or otherwise transmit any Content that contains any patent, trademark, copyright or other intellectual property rights of any party, unless you own or control the rights thereto or have received all necessary permissions.
  • Upload, post or otherwise transmit any material that contains software viruses or any other files or programs that may interrupt, destroy or limit the functionality of any Practical Action Site or any servers or networks connected to such Practical Action Site or another's computer, or any chain letters, pyramid-selling schemes, bulk mail or mails bombs or other such programs.
  • Upload, post or otherwise transmit any unsolicited or unauthorized advertising, promotional materials, or any other form of solicitation.
  • Restrict or in any way inhibit any other user from using the Website.
  • Use the Website in an manner that is inconsistent with these Terms and Conditions and/or not in accordance with all relevant laws and regulations or for any illegal purpose.

6. Practical Action Publishing PRIVACY POLICY
Pursuant to Practical Action Publishing’s privacy policy, we may disclose to third parties certain aggregate information collected from you when you register or while you use the Website, provided that such information will NOT include personally identifying information, except as specifically authorized by you or in the good faith belief that such action is reasonably necessary to comply with the law, or under any of the other circumstances set forth in our privacy policy, as may be amended from time to time. You should be aware that if Practical Action Publishingis requested by the police or any regulatory or governmental authority investing suspected illegal actives, or upon receipt of a court order, to provide any personally identifying information or the contents of any email and/or information concerning your activities whilst using the Website, Practical Action Publishing shall do so. Also, Practical Action Publishingreserves the right to disclose personally identifying information to third parties where a complaint arises concerning your use of the Website, and that use is deemed by Practical Action Publishingto be inconsistent with these Terms and Conditions. For more information, please see our full privacy policy linked below.

You agree that you do not object to Practical Action Publishing or such third parties contacting you for any of the above purposes whether by telephone, e-mail or in writing and you confirm that you do not and will not consider any of the above as being a breach of any of your rights under the Telecommunications (Data Protection and Privacy) Regulations 1999.

7. DISCLAIMER / LIABILITY
Use of the Website and the facilities thereon, and any material or information obtained from this Website is at your own risk, and Practical Action Publishinghereby expressly disclaims, to the fullest extent permitted by applicable law, all warranties, expressed or implied, of any kind whatsoever including but not limited to implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, title and infringement. In addition, Practical Action Publishingshall not be responsible for the failure of performance of this Website and/or the software used thereon; the loss of data or services resulting from delays, non-deliveries, or service interruption; the accuracy, quality or nature of information obtained through its services; nor the consequences arising from or related to any viruses transmitted through its servers, or any liability, costs, loss of profits or consequential losses arising from your use of, or inability to access this Website.

In relation to Content uploaded by users, Practical Action Publishingshall not be responsible for any such Content posted by users in chat rooms or other community areas. All such Content whether expressed as opinions, statements or recommendations, are those of users expressing such views and are not those Practical Action Publishing.

Notwithstanding any other provision in these Terms and Conditions, nothing herein shall limit your rights as a consumer under English law. Practical Action Publishingwill not be liable, in contract, tort (including, without limitation, negligence), pre-contract or other representations (other than fraudulent misrepresentations) or otherwise out of or in connection with the Website, or products or services offered on the Website, whether by Practical Action Publishingon its behalf, for:

(a) any economic losses (including without limitation loss of revenues, profits, contracts, business or anticipated savings); or
(b) any loss of goodwill or reputation; or
(c) any special or indirect or consequential losses;

in any case whether or not such losses were within the contemplation of either party at the date on which the event giving rise to the loss occurred. Nothing in these Terms and Conditions shall exclude or limit Practical Action Publishing's liability for death or personal injury resulting from the negligence of Practical Action Publishingor that of its servants, agents or employees. You agree to indemnify Practical Action Publishingin respect of any liability or any costs, loss of profits, loss of data, or consequential losses arising from a breach by you of any of the terms of this agreement, or arising out of your use of any of the Practical Action Sites.

8. ACCESS RESTRICTION
Practical Action Publishingreserves the right to deny in its sole discretion any user access to this Website or any other Practical Action Site, or any portion thereof, without notice. Practical Action Publishingalso reserves the right to remove any Content that it deems in its sole discretion to be unacceptable, undesirable or in violation of these Terms and Conditions.

9. GENERAL
These Terms and Conditions (as amended from time to time) constitute the entire agreement between you and Practical Action Publishing concerning your use of the Website and supersedes any previous arrangement, agreement, undertaking or proposal, written or oral between you and Practical Action Publishingin relation to such matters. No oral explanation or oral information given by either party shall alter the interpretation of these Terms and Conditions. You confirm that in agreeing to accept these Terms and Conditions, you have not relied on any representation save insofar as the same has expressly been made a representation in these Terms and Conditions and you agree that you shall have no remedy in respect of any misrepresentation which has not become a term of these Terms and Conditions save that your agreement contained in this paragraph shall not apply in respect of any fraudulent misrepresentation whether or not such has become a term of these Terms and Conditions.

These Terms and Conditions of Use shall be governed by and construed in accordance with English law and the parties submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English Courts.

If any provision(s) of the Terms and Conditions is held by a court of competent jurisdiction to be invalid or unenforceable, then such provision(s) shall be construed, as nearly as possible, to reflect the intentions of the parties with the other provisions remaining in full force and effect.

The failure of Practical Action Publishingto exercise or enforce any right or provision of the Terms and Conditions shall not constitute a waiver of such right or provision unless acknowledged and agreed to by Practical Action Publishing in writing.

Unless otherwise expressly stated, nothing in the Terms and Conditions shall create any rights or any other benefits whether pursuant to the Contracts (Rights of Third Parties) Act 1999 or otherwise in favour of any person other than you and Practical Action Publishing.