1. Terms of website use
2. Information about us
a. www.itexel.uk is a site operated by British Texel Sheep Society Limited, a company registered in Scotland under company number 55423 and whose registered office is at The Mechanics Workshop, New Lanark, Lanark, ML11 9DB (We).
b. We are a limited company.
3. Accessing our site
a. Access to our site is permitted on a temporary basis, and we reserve the right to withdraw or amend the service we provide on our site without notice (see below). We will not be liable if for any reason our site is unavailable at any time or for any period.
b. From time to time, we may restrict access to some parts of our site, or our entire site, to users who have registered with us.
d. When using our site, you must comply with the provisions of acceptable use.
e. You are responsible for making all arrangements necessary for you to have access to our site. You are also responsible for ensuring that all persons who access our site through your internet connection are aware of these terms, and that they comply with them.
4. Intellectual Property Rights
a. We are the owner or the licensee of all intellectual property rights in our site, and in the material published on it. Those works are protected by copyright laws and treaties around the world. All such rights are reserved.
b. You may print off one copy, and may download extracts, of any page(s) from our site for your personal reference and you may draw the attention of others within your organisation to material posted on our site.
c. You must not modify the paper or digital copies of any materials you have printed off or downloaded in any way, and you must not use any illustrations, photographs, video or audio sequences or any graphics separately from any accompanying text.
d. Our status (and that of any identified contributors) as the authors of material on our site must always be acknowledged.
e. You must not use any part of the materials on our site for commercial purposes without obtaining a licence to do so from us or our licensors.
5. Reliance on Information Posted
a. Commentary and other materials posted on our site are not intended to amount to advice on which reliance should be placed. We therefore disclaim all liability and responsibility arising from any reliance placed on such materials by any visitor to our site, or by anyone who may be informed of any of its contents.
b. The pedigree, performance, genomic information stored by the Society in the iTexel database and published on Society pedigree certificates, reports and general publications is as supplied by, or on behalf of the breeder. The responsibility for the accuracy of the information therefore rests solely with the breeder and not with the British Texel Sheep Society Ltd (BTSS).
c. Heath information and footnotes that are stored in iTexel and published in sales catalogues produced by the Society, is supplied by or on behalf of the vendor. The responsibility for the accuracy of the information therefore rests solely with the vendor and not with the British Texel Sheep Society Ltd (BTSS).
d. Performance data and breeding values change over time as new data becomes available.
e. Whilst every effort is made to ensure accuracy of the information contained in society reports and publications, no responsibility can be accepted by the Society for any errors or any reliance on the use of information. No warranty is given in respect thereof by the BTSS and, to the maximum extent permitted by law, the BTSS have no liability for any loss, damage or injury howsoever caused (including that caused by negligence) or suffered directly or indirectly in relation to information and opinions contained or omitted from BTSS publications.
6. Our Site Changes Regularly
a. We aim to update our site regularly and may change the content at any time. If the need arises, we may suspend access to our site, or close it indefinitely. Any of the material on our site may be out of date at any given time, and we are under no obligation to update such material.
7. Our Liability
a. The material displayed on our site is provided without any guarantees, conditions or warranties as to its accuracy. To the extent permitted by law, we, other members of our group of companies and third parties connected to us hereby expressly exclude:
i. All conditions, warranties and other terms which might otherwise be implied by statute, common law or the law of equity.
ii. Any liability for any direct, indirect or consequential loss or damage incurred by any user in connection with our site or in connection with the use, inability to use, or results of the use of our site, any websites linked to it and any materials posted on it, including:
iii. loss of income or revenue;
iv. loss of business;
v. loss of profits or contracts;
vi. loss of anticipated savings;
vii. loss of data;
viii. loss of goodwill;
ix. wasted management or office time; and
x. whether caused by tort (including negligence), breach of contract or otherwise, even if foreseeable.
b. This does not affect our liability for death or personal injury arising from our negligence, nor our liability for fraudulent misrepresentation or misrepresentation as to a fundamental matter, nor any other liability which cannot be excluded or limited under applicable law.
8. Information about you and your visits to our site
9. Transactions concluded through our site
a. Contracts for the supply of goods, services or information formed through our site or as a result of visits made by you are governed by our terms and conditions of supply.
10. Uploading material to our site
a. Whenever you make use of a feature that allows you to upload material to our site, or to make contact with other users of our site, you must comply with the content standards set out in our acceptable use policy. You warrant that any such contribution does comply with those standards, and you indemnify us for any breach of that warranty.
b. Any material you upload to our site will be considered non-confidential and non-proprietary, and we have the right to use, copy, distribute and disclose to third parties any such material for any purpose. We also have the right to disclose your identity to any third party who is claiming that any material posted or uploaded by you to our site constitutes a violation of their intellectual property rights, or of their right to privacy.
c. We will not be responsible, or liable to any third party, for the content or accuracy of any materials posted by you or any other user of our site.
d. We have the right to remove any material or posting you make on our site if, in our opinion, such material does not comply with the content standards set out in our acceptable use policy.
11. Viruses, Hacking and Other Offences
a. You must not misuse our site by knowingly introducing viruses, Trojans, worms, logic bombs or other material which is malicious or technologically harmful. You must not attempt to gain unauthorised access to our site, the server on which our site is stored, or any server, computer or database connected to our site. You must not attack our site via a denial-of-service attack or a distributed denial-of service attack.
b. By breaching this provision, you would commit a criminal offence under the Computer Misuse Act 1990. We will report any such breach to the relevant law enforcement authorities, and we will co-operate with those authorities by disclosing your identity to them. In the event of such a breach, your right to use our site will cease immediately.
c. We will not be liable for any loss or damage caused by a distributed denial-of-service attack, viruses or other technologically harmful material that may infect your computer equipment, computer programs, data or other proprietary material due to your use of our site or to your downloading of any material posted on it, or on any website linked to it.
12. Linking to our site
a. You may link to our home page, provided you do so in a way that is fair and legal and does not damage our 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 our part where none exists.
b. You must not establish a link from any website that is not owned by you.
c. Our site must not be framed on any other site, nor may you create a link to any part of our site other than the home page. We reserve the right to withdraw linking permission without notice.
d. If you wish to make any use of material on our site other than that set out above, please address your request to [firstname.lastname@example.org].
13. Links from our site
a. Where our site contains links to other sites and resources provided by third parties, these links are provided for your information only. We have no control over the contents of those sites or resources and accept no responsibility for them or for any loss or damage that may arise from your use of them.
14. Jurisdiction and Applicable Law
a. The English courts will have exclusive jurisdiction over any claim arising from, or related to, a visit to our site although we retain the right to bring proceedings against you for breach of these conditions in your country of residence or any other relevant country.
16. Your Concerns
a. If you have any concerns about material which appears on our site, please contact [email@example.com].
b. Thank you for visiting our site.