Terms and conditions for website use

In these terms of use "we/us/our" means Isle of Wight County Press Ltd and its subsidiary companies from time to time.

"The websites" means all the websites owned and/or operated by us from time to time. Use of the websites is subject to the following Terms of Use. On using the websites on this and subsequent occasions you will be deemed to have accepted these terms of use. 

We may change these terms of use at any time by posting changes online. Please review these terms of use regularly to ensure that you are aware of any changes. 

You must register with us before you will be able to post comments or other contributions to the websites. Paragraph 4 below sets out the terms and conditions which apply, and a link to the registration page appears at the end of these terms and conditions.

All personal data which we collect through the websites will be treated in accordance with our privacy policy. 
By using the websites and/or registering your details you will be deemed to have accepted these terms and conditions.

1. Disclaimer

The content of the websites is intended for general information only and is not be relied upon as advice on which to base any decision. To the extent permitted at law we do not accept any responsibility for any material appearing on the websites. If you have concerns about the accuracy of any content displayed on the websites please let us know. 

The websites contain material submitted by third parties, including posts by members of the public. In using the website you accept that we do not pre-monitor or pre-edit posts (see further details of terms relating to this under "Contributions" paragraph 4 below) The websites contain advertising material submitted by third parties. Individual advertisers are solely responsible for the content of material they submit to us including ensuring that it complies with all relevant legislation and self-regulatory codes of practice. We do not accept any responsibility for the content of advertising material.

The website may contain hypertext links to websites operated by third parties. We do not have control of such websites and you acknowledge that we have no responsibility or liability for their content. You may be asked to supply information to such third parties and you should check the terms and conditions of such third party site.

We accept no liability for any transaction you enter into with such third party through the websites, and, if you have concerns about the effects of any such transaction you should seek professional legal advice.

2. Use of material from our websites

You agree not to copy, reproduce, transmit, extract, adapt or distribute materials from the websites, except for your own personal non-commercial use. You may download and print extracts from the material on our websites for your own private and non-commercial use only and you may not otherwise reproduce any part of the websites or material on the websites or transmit, store or disseminate it in any form without our prior written permission. All intellectual property rights in any material displayed by us on the websites are expressly reserved to us.
3. Liability
3.1 Although every care is taken in the preparation of the websites, you hereby acknowledge that it is not technically possible to run the websites free of all faults, and we give no warranties as to the continuous operation of the websites and accept no liability for any time the websites are not operational due to faults or maintenance. We give no warranty that any downloads will be free of viruses.

3.2 We shall not be liable in contract, in tort or otherwise for any loss of profits, business, revenue, opportunity, goodwill or anticipated savings nor for any indirect, consequential or economic loss whatsoever arising in connection with your use of the websites.

3.3 All warranties, conditions and other terms implied by statute or common law are, to the fullest extent permitted by law excluded, save that nothing in these terms of use excludes or limits liability for our fraud or death or personal injury caused by our negligence. Without limitation to the foregoing we give no warranties or representations as to the completeness or accuracy of the information on the websites, the ownership, quality, authenticity, compliance with description or fitness for purpose of any goods or services advertised, or the completeness of the results of any search of the websites.

3.4 If notwithstanding the provisions of these terms of use purporting to exclude or limit our liability we are found liable to you then our total liability to you in contract, tort or otherwise in arising in connection with these conditions shall be limited to the return of such fees paid or payable by you to us for the use of the websites in connection with which such liability arises.

3.5 The material on the websites is designed to comply with English law and we cannot be held responsible for any non-compliance with applicable local laws in any other jurisdiction.

4.Contributions to the websites

4.1 If you submit any contribution to the websites (including any text, photographs, graphics, video or audio ) you agree to grant us a perpetual, unconditional, royalty-free, non-exclusive, transferable, sub-licensable license to use, reproduce, edit, translate, amend, adapt and distribute your contribution on the websites or otherwise. We reserve the right not to post any contribution, and may monitor and/or remove your contributions at any time without notice to you.

4.2 You warrant that your contribution is your own original work and/or that you have the right to make it available to us and that your contribution does not infringe any third party privacy, intellectual property, contractual or other proprietary right. You shall indemnify us if we incur any liability arising out of or in breach of this warranty. You waive any moral rights in your contribution.

4.3 You must not use the websites to create or send any viruses, worms, Trojan horses or other files which disrupt the use of the website or of any connected network software or hardware.


5.1 You agree not to use the websites to engage in any activity which is unlawful and that you will not submit or post any material which is unlawful or which breaches the rights of any third party (including but not limited to defamation, invasion of privacy, harassment, obscenity, the transmission of indecent or offensive material, pornography or blasphemous or racist material), or which is insulting or abusive. In particular (but without limitation) you shall not post any contribution which is in breach of these terms of use.

5.2 By registering to comment you agree to register under your own name and supply your full home address to give proper transparency and make comments accountable. 
Use of the comment facility is restricted to personal use as a private individual. The comments section is not for advertising businesses. 
Users must not attempt to pass themselves off as others.

5.3 You agree that we only provide access for use of the comment facility and that we do not act as publishers of any of the material posted there. In particular, you accept that we do not review, edit, moderate or amend material before it is posted. Users should report immediately any material which they believe may be in breach of our terms of use.

5.4 We may terminate your access to the comment facility with immediate effect if in our sole opinion you are in breach of any of these terms of use or you do not adhere to our guidelines, and you shall indemnify us against all losses, damages and other expenses that may be incurred by us as a result of such breach. We reserve the right to disclose the identity of registered users of the websites to the police or other law enforcement agencies or relevant authorities.


6. General

6.1 These conditions shall be interpreted, construed and enforced in all respects in accordance with English law and you and we each irrevocably agree to submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English Courts in respect of any dispute or claim arising out of or in connection with these conditions.

6.2 If any provision of these conditions is unlawful, void or unenforceable then that provision shall be deemed deleted and its deletion shall not affect the validity and enforceability of the remaining provisions. 

6.3 No failure by us to exercise any of our rights under these conditions shall operate as a waiver of our rights. 

6.4 The contract formed on these conditions between you and us is for the sole benefit of you and us and is not intended to confer any benefit upon any third party whether under the Contract (Rights of Third Parties) Act 1999 or otherwise and no third party shall have any right to enforce it.