LIMITATIONS ON LIABILITY

In no event shall The Standard, the information providers or any other person or entity involved in creating or distributing the site be liable for any direct, indirect, incidental, special or consequential damages, however arising and under any theory of liability (including, without limitation, tort, including negligence and strict liability, breach of contract or breach of warranty), that result from your use or inability to use the site, any changes to the site or this agreement, unauthorized access to or alteration of your transmission of data, any material or data sent or received or not sent or received, or any transactions entered into through the site. The Standard is not responsible or liable for any threatening, defamatory, obscene, offensive or illegal content or conduct of any other party or any infringement of another's rights, including intellectual property rights.

If you are dissatisfied with the site or the services, content or materials available on or through the site, your sole and exclusive remedy is to discontinue using the site. The foregoing limitations on liability shall be applicable even if The Standard or the applicable third party knew or should have known of the possibility of such damages and notwithstanding the failure of essential purpose of any limited remedy. Some jurisdictions do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages, so the above limitation or exclusion may not apply to you.

ALLOCATION OF RISK

You agree that the disclaimer of warranties, limitations on liability, and indemnification provisions set forth in this agreement represent and agreed upon allocation of risk between you and The Standard and form an essential part of the basis of their bargain, without which The Standard would not enter into this agreement or provide the site.

OWNERSHIP OF MATERIALS

The contents of the Site, including without limitation text, software, photos, graphics, and all other audio visual elements are copyrighted by The Standard as a collective work under the United Kingdom copyright laws. Except for material in the public domain, The Standard and its licensors hold copyrights to all content appearing on the Site. The Standard permits, without charge, the reproduction and distribution of The Standard material contained on the Site for non-commercial educational and personal uses; provided that such materials remain unaltered and are accompanied by a clearly visible copy of any copyright notice appearing on such materials and by the Site's URL ("www.thestandard.org.uk"). The only exception to this is any The Standard Award graphic, link, text, criteria, rules, etc.. We reserve all rights to this information. Other reproduction, distribution, retransmission, modification, public display, and public performance of such materials is prohibited without the prior written consent of The Standard. To obtain such consent, please contact us.

REMOVAL OF MATERIAL FOR WHICH COPYRIGHT INFRINGEMENT IS CLAIMED

The Standard respects the intellectual property rights of others. The Standard has implemented procedures for receiving written notification of claimed copyright infringements and for processing such claims in accordance with the Act. If you believe your copyrights are being infringed by a Member, please contact us.

To be effective under this subsection, a notification of claimed infringement must be a written communication provided to the designated agent of a service provider that includes substantially the following: A physical or electronic signature of a person authorised to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed.

Identification of the copyrighted work claimed to have been infringed, or, if multiple copyrighted works at a single online site are covered by a single notification, a representative list of such works at that site.

Identification of the material that is claimed to be infringing or to be the subject of infringing activity and that is to be removed or access to which is to be disabled, and information reasonably sufficient to permit the service provider to locate the material.

Information reasonably sufficient to to permit the service provider to contact the complaining party such as an address, telephone number, and if available, electronic e-mail address at which the complaining party may be contacted.

A statement that the complaining party has a good faith belief that use of the material in the manner complained of is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law.

A statement that the information in the notification is accurate, and under penalty of perjury, that the complaining party is authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed.

Notification from a copyright owner or from a person authorized to act on behalf of the copyright owner that fails to comply substantially with the provisions above shall not be considered as providing actual knowledge or an awareness of facts or circumstances from which infringing activity is apparent.

Please provide a Notice of Infringement Form information each time you wish to report alleged acts of infringement.

Please note that The Standard will terminate in appropriate circumstances the account of any Member who repeatedly posts infringing material on the Site.