Legal information and terms of use

Introduction

This website www.herts.ac.uk and its sub-domains also ending in herts.ac.uk ("Website") are provided by the University of Hertfordshire, of College Lane, Hatfield, Hertfordshire, AL10 9AB ("University").

This page sets out the terms of use on which you may make use of the Website. By using the Website, you indicate that you accept these terms of use so please read them carefully. If you do not agree to these terms of use, please refrain from using the Website.

If you are a “Member” of the University (for example, a student or member of staff), your use of the Website will also be subject to the University's institutional policies, procedures and regulations that apply to you as a Member. Information about these policies, procedures and regulations, including about Membership of the University, can be found at http://www.herts.ac.uk/about-us/corporate-governance/uprs

The University reserves the right to vary these terms of use from time to time. You should check this page regularly to ensure that you are happy with any changes, as once posted they will apply to you if you continue to use the Website.

Intellectual property rights

The University is the owner or the licensee of all intellectual property rights in the Website, the technical infrastructure in the Website and in the material published on it. Those works are protected by copyright and other laws and treaties around the world. All such rights are reserved.

Subject to the provisions below, you may view, download and print any pages from the Website for your own personal non-commercial use only. This permission to download and print does not extend to material identified on the Website as belonging to third parties, where you must obtain the permission of the relevant owners before doing so.

The University's status (and that of any identified contributors) as the author of material on the Website must always be acknowledged, and you must not remove any copyright or other intellectual property notices from any material you download or print from the Website.

You may not otherwise copy, reproduce, modify or redistribute in whole or in part any pages or material from the Website without the prior written consent of the University.

You may not use any of the University's registered or unregistered trade marks (including the University's "UH" logo) for any purpose whatsoever without the prior written consent of the University.

Acceptable use

When using the Website, you agree not to:

  • use the Website in such a way that disrupts, interferes with or restricts the use of the Website by other users or in any way that breaches any applicable law or regulation;
  • upload, display or transmit any materials through the Website which are false, offensive, defamatory, threatening, obscene, abusive, menacing, indecent, unlawful or which violate, breach or infringe the rights of any other person anywhere in the world (including any intellectual property rights) or attempt to do so;
  • use the Website to transmit, or procure the sending of, any unsolicited or unauthorised advertising or promotional material or any other form of similar solicitation (spam);
  • reverse engineer, decompile, copy or adapt any software or other code or scripts forming part of the Website or attempt to transmit to or via the Website any information that contains a virus, worm, Trojan horse or other harmful or disruptive component; or
  • change, modify, delete, interfere with or misuse data contained on the Website, including any data relating to any third party.

Additional terms of use

Additional terms of use may apply to specific areas or features of the Website, for example those which are only available to Members of the University and/or other registered users. Please read any such additional terms of use carefully before accessing or using those areas or features of the Website.

Disclaimer

The Website has been prepared with the primary aim of providing information about the University and its teaching, research and business activities, including course information likely to be of interest to prospective students.

The University aims to update the Website regularly and may therefore change information on the Website at any time. The University uses every reasonable effort to ensure that the information on the Website is accurate and up to date , but cannot guarantee that this will always be the case. If you see any information on the Website that you think is inaccurate or out of date then please let the University know by e-mailing webdev@herts.ac.uk so that the University can investigate further.

If you are a prospective student, you should always check directly with the University for the most recent course information by e-mailing aqo@herts.ac.uk, in case any updates or changes have not yet have been posted on the Website. If the University offers you a place as a student, you should before accepting your offer also read carefully the information about your course that the University sends to you directly, including information about the circumstances when changes may be made to the advertised content or structure or methods of delivery of a course or individual modules.

The University uses reasonable efforts to ensure that the availability of the Website and its content is uninterrupted outside scheduled downtime for repairs and upgrades; however, due to the nature of the Internet, this cannot be guaranteed. The University also cannot guarantee that the Website will be free from viruses or other harmful properties, so you are advised to use appropriate anti-virus software before and during visits to the Website.

The University does not necessarily endorse the content of any third party material made available on the Website. Any advice, recommendations, views and/or opinions contained within such third party material are those of the author or contributor and not the University.

In view of the above, the University does not accept any liability for any loss or damage you may suffer as a result of your use of or inability to use the Website, or your use of or reliance on any information provided on the Website.

However, nothing in these terms of use excludes or limits any liability the University may have to you in the unlikely event it has been fraudulent, or if it is negligent and as a result it causes your death or personal injury, or in other circumstances where it is not permitted by law to exclude or limit its liability.

Links

Unless you are otherwise notified by the University, you may link to the home page and to other specific pages of the Website, provided you do so in a way that is fair and legal and does not damage the University's reputation or take advantage of it; but you must not establish a link in such a way as to suggest any form of association, approval or endorsement on the University's part where none exists. The University may withdraw this right at any time.

Where the Website contains links to other sites and resources provided by third parties, these links are provided for your information only. The University has no control over the contents of those sites or resources, and accepts no responsibility for them or for any loss or damage that may arise from your use of them.

Privacy Policy

Please see the University's Privacy Policy for more details about how the University processes information it receives about you through the Website.

Applicable law

These terms of use and any dispute or claim arising out of or in connection with them or their subject matter shall be governed by the law of England and Wales.

If you choose to bring a claim against the University arising from, or related to, a visit to the Website, you must do so in the courts of England and Wales. If you are not located in England or Wales, any claim the University may have against you arising from, or related to, a visit to the Website may be issued in the courts of the country in which you are located.

Contact us

If you have any concerns about material which appears on the Website, please contact webdev@herts.ac.uk