Legal information and terms of use

Introduction

This website www.herts.ac.uk and its sub-domains (“Website”) is 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, your use of the Website will also be subject to the University’s policies, procedures and regulations applicable to you as a Member. Information about Membership of the University can be found at http://sitem.herts.ac.uk/secreg/upr/GV06.htm.

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.

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 download, view and print any pages from the Website for non-commercial purposes 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.

You may not otherwise copy, reproduce, modify or redistribute in whole or in part any pages 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, without limitation, 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

Where areas of the Website (including its sub-domains) are available to Members of the University and/or other authorised users only, additional or other terms of use may apply. Please read the relevant terms of use carefully before accessing or using those areas 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. The contents of the Website do not constitute advice from the University on which reliance should be placed.

The information on the Website (including but not limited to course information such as course and module content, course dates, times and fees and the applicable terms and conditions) is believed to be correct at the time of publication, but the University reserves the right to make changes to such information at any time without notice. The University gives no warranty whatsoever that any such information will be accurate or complete at any particular time or at all. If you see any information on the Website that you think is inaccurate then please let the University know by e-mailing k.collins3@herts.ac.uk. You should always check directly with the University for the most recent course information by e-mailing aqo@herts.ac.uk.

The Website is provided on an ‘as is’ basis, without any representations, conditions, warranties (express or implied), undertakings or other terms of any kind, which are excluded by the University to the fullest extent permitted by law.

The University will use reasonable endeavours to ensure that availability of the Website will be uninterrupted outside scheduled downtime for repairs and upgrades; however, due to the nature of the Internet, this cannot be guaranteed.

The University excludes all liability to the fullest extent permitted by law in respect of any loss of profits, revenue, goodwill, business opportunity, any loss of or cost of restoration of data or any direct, indirect or consequential loss or damage resulting or arising from any non-availability or use of the Website or any website linked to it or from reliance on any contents of the Website or any material or information accessed through it.

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.

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 http://www.herts.ac.uk/privacy.cfm 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 or formation (including non-contractual disputes or claims) shall be governed by and construed in accordance with 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 k.collins3@herts.ac.uk.