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(1)    Application of terms and conditions
The following terms and conditions apply to the use of the world wide web site at http://www.politicsdirect.com which is owned and operated by Politics Direct Limited (“the Site”).  By using the Site you are taken to accept these terms and conditions (whether or not you have read them).  If you do not accept these terms and conditions you must not use the Site or any of the services or materials contained on it.
 
(2)    Copyright and other intellectual property rights
2.1    The contents of the Site and the Site itself are protected by copyright and may not be copied, reproduced (whether in hard copy or electronically) or used in any way other than in the circumstances and for the express purposes set out below.  The authors of the Site and the materials from time to time included on it assert their moral rights to be identified as the author and to object to a derogatory treatment of their work as provided under the Copyright Designs and Patents Act 1988.
2.2    Unless otherwise stated or further qualified in relation to a particular item appearing on the Site (for example where pre-registration and/or a fee is required or the material is available for viewing on-line only):
2.2.1    Individuals may download to their pc and print off the text displayed on the Site for the individual’s non-business use such as research and private study.
2.2.2    Businesses (other than public affairs consultants and similar advisers) may download to their pc and print off the text displayed on the Site for their own internal management purposes as a political/lobbying information resource.
2.2.3    Members of the press may quote and reproduce extracts of the text appearing on the Site for the purposes of criticism, review or news reporting provided that a suitable acknowledgement is given as to the source of the original text being PoliticsDirect and, if bylined, the name of the author of the particular text and that the full text from which the extract is taken is available at http://www.politicsdirect.co.uk
. 2.3    Unless otherwise stated in relation to a particular item appearing on the Site no photographs, drawings, designs or other graphics may be downloaded from the Site or otherwise copied or reproduced (whether in hard copy or electronically) without the prior written consent of Politics Direct Limited.
2.4    Save as permitted at 2.2 above no part of the Site may be copied or reproduced (whether in hard copy or electronically) or incorporated in any other publication (including on any other web sites) without Politics Direct Limited’s prior written consent
2.5    Operators of other web sites (unless expressly prohibited by Politics Direct Limited) may set up hyperlinks from their web site to the home page of the Site but not any other pages without Politics Direct Limited’s prior written consent.
2.6    PoliticsDirect™, and are trade marks of Politics Direct Limited for which registrations have been applied.  Other product, service and business names mentioned on the Site may be the trade marks or registered trade marks of their respective owners.  No trade mark should be used without the express written consent of the mark’s proprietor.
2.7    Each user hereby agrees to indemnify and hold Politics Direct Limited harmless from any claims, losses, awards, fines, damages, costs and expenses made against it in respect of any breach by that user of the terms of this clause 2.
 
(3)    Site control and access
Politics Direct Limited reserves the right unilaterally in its sole discretion and without notice to alter or remove all or any part of the Site and/or to restrict access to it without prior notice.
 
(4)    Disclaimer and limitations
4.1.1    The information contained on the Site has been created or collated with reasonable skill and care.  However, the Site is a free access website and accordingly it is a condition of access to and use of the Site that any access to, use of or reliance placed on the Site or any materials on it are at the users own and sole risk.
4.1.2    Politics Direct Limited offers and gives no representation or warranty as to the accuracy or suitability for any, or any particular, purpose of the Site or any of its contents.
4.1.3    Politics Direct Limited and the other contributors to the Site shall have no responsibility or liability for errors or omissions on the Site or for any loss or damage suffered as a result of any access to, use or unavailability of or reliance placed upon the Site or its contents including without limitation any effect on your computer itself or otherwise howsoever any direct or indirect loss, consequential loss, loss of data and/or any loss of income or profits (except death or personal injury caused by Politics Direct Limited’s negligence).
4.2                    
4.2.1    Users and contributors to any discussion forums and notice board pages on the Site are advised that any abusive, offensive, defamatory, blasphemous, illegal or prohibited remarks or material are posted at the individual contributors own and sole risk.
4.2.2    Politics Direct Limited has no and disclaims any liability in respect of such material and each contributor hereby agrees to indemnify and hold Politics Direct harmless from any claims, losses, awards, fines, damages, costs and expenses made against it in respect of the same.
4.2.3    Without being under any obligation to do so Politics Direct reserves the right at its sole discretion to remove or edit any illegal or objectionable material.
If any user or browser considers this Web site contains any illegal or objectionable material please e-mail Politics Direct Limited at contact@politicsdirect.co.uk.
4.3    The Site includes links to other sites on the world wide web.  These other sites are outside the control of Politics Direct Limited and we neither endorse nor vouch for the material and contents on these sites.  Politics Direct Limited is not responsible or liable for the accuracy, completeness, legality or probity of these sites or the material contained on them.  If you visit any of these sites or rely on any advice given on these sites you do so at your own sole risk.

(5)    Affiliate Programme
The PoliticsDirect affiliate programme is available to all independent public affairs companies and providers of consultancy services to companies.  Politics Direct Ltd reserve the right to refuse any applicant for any reason whatsoever.  All successful applicants will be notified and a further discussion required.  If both parties want to proceed, an operating agreement will be entered into to the mutual satisfaction of both parties.
 
(6)   Changes
Politics Direct Limited reserves the right unilaterally to vary or replace these terms and conditions of use from time to time.  You will be bound by any changes or replacements whether or not you re-visit or re-read this page.
 
(7)   SEVERABILITY
If any of the provisions of these terms and conditions shall be determined invalid, unlawful or unenforceable to any extent such provision shall be severed from the remaining provisions of these terms and conditions which will continue to be valid to the full extent permitted by law.
 
(8)   Law and jurisdiction
These terms and conditions and use of the Site are governed by English law and any dispute connected with the Site shall be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English courts.