These are the terms and conditions of use for this Help Musicians website.
Important legal notice
These terms are posted here by Help Musicians ("Help Musicians", "we", "our" or "us"). Help Musicians is the new name for Musicians Benevolent Fund. We are the owner of the site, located at www.helpmusicians.org.uk ("website") and these terms apply to the entire contents of this website. You, the website visitor ("you" or "your") and your use of this website are subject to these terms, so please read them carefully. Your continued use of this website indicates that you accept these terms in full.
Access and availability.
This website is intended for use in the United Kingdom only and we do not claim that this website or any part of it is appropriate for use outside of the United Kingdom.
By accessing any part of this website, you shall be deemed to have accepted these terms in full. If you do not accept these terms in full, then you must leave this website immediately.
We try to keep this website available 24 hours a day: however, we will not be liable if for any reason this website is unavailable at any time or for any period.
We may revise these terms at any time by updating them and re-posting them here. You should check to see if these terms have been revised from time to time because they are binding on you in their current form and in any revised form once posted here. Other terms relating to the use of specific parts of this website may be posted at other locations (“specific terms”); for example, terms that apply to the use of Help Musicians' online shopping facility. If there is any conflict between specific terms and these more general terms then the specific terms will take precedence over these terms.
Copyright and trademarks.
The name “Help Musicians” and the Help Musicians logo (“marks”) are the registered trademarks of Help Musicians and are Help Musicians' protected property. We are the owner of the marks and/or authorised user of all other trademarks, service marks, design marks, copyrights, database rights and all other intellectual property appearing on or contained within this website, unless otherwise indicated.
Private use and non-commercial use.
When visiting this website you are welcome to print hard copies of the material found on it for non-commercial teaching and educational purposes, and for your own lawful, personal, non-commercial use. All other copying, whether in electronic, hard copy or other format, is not allowed. We allow you to access this website on the condition that you do not reproduce, transmit, publicly perform, distribute, adapt, translate, modify, bundle, merge, share or make available to any person, or create derivative works of any material located on this website, or use it for commercial purposes, without our prior written consent.
Any use of material found on this website other than in accordance with these terms is not allowed and will be in breach of these terms. If you are in breach of these terms then your permission to use this website will automatically terminate and you must immediately leave this website and destroy any downloaded or printed extracts from this website.
While we try to ensure that the information on this website is correct, we do not warrant the accuracy and completeness of the material on this website. We may make changes to the material on this website, or to any products, services or any prices displayed, at any time and without notice. The material on this website may be out of date, and we make no commitment to update such material.
The material contained at this website is provided ‘as is’ without any conditions, warranties or other terms of any kind. Accordingly, to the maximum extent permitted by law, we provide you with this website on the basis that we exclude all representations, warranties, conditions and other terms (including, without limitation, the conditions implied by law of satisfactory quality, fitness for purpose and the use of reasonable care and skill) which, but for these terms, might have effect in relation to this website.
Social media guidelines.
Help Musicians may report, remove or request the removal of any content that it considers to be unlawful (or which promotes unlawful conduct) or which it deems inappropriate, including but not limited to:
- Obscene, offensive, hateful or inflammatory comments or comments that incite or condone violence against individuals or groups based on race or ethnic origin, religion, disability, gender, age, nationality, or sexual orientation/gender identity, or whose primary purpose is inciting hatred on the basis of these core characteristics
- Threatening or abusive content or content that invades another’s privacy, or which harasses or causes annoyance, inconvenience or needless anxiety
- Content showing harmful or dangerous acts
- Pornography or sexually explicit content
- Spam, scams, misleading content or metadata
- Violent or graphic content
We value engagement in Help Musicians social platforms and hope that all contributions are respectful of different views, individual feelings and reactions.
Link to and from other websites.
Links to third party websites on this website are provided solely for your convenience. If you decide to use these links, you leave this website. We have not reviewed any of these third party websites and we do not control and are not responsible for these websites or their content. We therefore do not endorse or make any representations about them, or any material found there, or any results that may be obtained from using them. If you decide to access any of the third party websites linked to this website, you do so entirely at your own risk.
If you would like to link to this website, you may only do so, unless otherwise agreed with us in writing, on the basis that you link to, but do not replicate, the home page of this website, and subject to the following conditions:
•You do not remove, distort or otherwise alter the size or appearance of the marks or any other trade marks appearing on this website.
•You do not create a frame or any other browser or border environment around this website.
•You do not in any way imply that we are endorsing any products or services.
•You do not misrepresent your relationship with us nor present any other false information about us.
•You do not otherwise use any of the marks or any other intellectual property displayed on this website without express written permission from us.
•You do not link from a website that is not owned by you unless you have the written permission/authority of the owner of that website to do so.
•Your website does not contain content that is distasteful, offensive or controversial, infringes any intellectual property rights or other rights of any other person or otherwise does not comply with all applicable laws and regulations.
Limitation of liability.
Help Musicians, any other party (whether or not involved in creating, producing, maintaining or delivering this website) and any of its officers, directors, employees, or agents exclude all liability and responsibility for any amount or kind of loss or damage that may result to you or a third party (including without limitation any loss of income, profits, goodwill, data, contracts, use of money, or loss or damages arising from or connected in any way to business interruption, and whether in tort (including without limitation negligence), contract or otherwise) in connection with this website in any way or in connection with the use, inability to use or the results of use of this website, any websites linked to this website or the material on such websites, including but not limited to loss or damage due to viruses that may infect your computer equipment, software, data or other property on account of your access to, use of, or browsing this website or your downloading of any material from this website or any websites linked to this website. In so far as we are able to do so we exclude liability for any and all direct, indirect or consequential loss or damages that result from your use of this website.
Nothing in these terms shall exclude or limit our liability for:
•death or personal injury caused by our negligence
•misrepresentation as to a fundamental matter
•any liability which cannot be excluded or limited under applicable law.
If your use of material on this website results in the need for servicing, repair or correction of equipment, software or data, you assume all costs thereof.
Data protection statement.
As a responsible organisation, we comply fully with the requirements of the Data Protection Act 1998 (“Act”). We are registered under the Act with registration number Z6590889.
We are committed to a policy of protecting the rights and privacy of individuals in accordance with the Act. Any personal information that we collect from you is collected and used fairly, stored safely and securely and not disclosed to any third party unlawfully.
Other general terms.
These terms constitute the whole agreement and understanding between Help Musicians and you in relation to your use of this website and they supersede any previous written or oral agreements made between you and Help Musicians with respect to this website.
We may assign, transfer or otherwise sub-contract any of our obligations, benefits or rights under these terms to any third party but you may not.
Any person who is not a party to these terms has no right under the Contracts (Rights of Third Parties) Act 1999 to enforce any of these terms.
If any provision of these terms is found by a court to be invalid, you agree that such provision shall be deemed substituted by an alternative provision so as to give effect to the original intentions of Help Musicians and you and the remaining provisions shall remain in full force and effect.
These terms shall be governed by and construed in accordance with English law and any disputes arising in connection with these terms shall be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English courts.