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Terms and Conditions

THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS GOVERN YOUR USE OF THE INVESTINMANCHESTER.COM SITE (THE “SITE”). PLEASE READ THESE TERMS CAREFULLY BEFORE USING THE SITE. WE RECOMMEND THAT YOU PRINT AND RETAIN A COPY OF THESE TERMS OF USE FOR FUTURE REFERENCE.

YOUR ATTENTION IS DRAWN IN PARTICULAR TO CLAUSE 8 BELOW.

The site is provided by Manchester Investment & Development Agency Service Limited (“MIDAS”) and references to “we”, “us”, or “our” are to MIDAS.

Company Details:

Manchester Investment and Development Agency Service Limited

Registered Address:
Churchgate House
56 Oxford Street
Manchester
M1 6EU

Registered in England number: 3323710

1. Introduction

1.1 Your use of the site is subject to you accepting the following Terms and Conditions of Site Use and Privacy Policy [see the end of this document] (together, the “Terms of Use”). Your continued use of the Site signifies your acceptance of the Terms of Use. If you do not accept all of these terms, you should not use the Site.

1.2 We may modify the Terms of Use at any time and we will inform you of any intended changes by posting a notice on the Site at least 7 days before the changes are made.

1.3 If you do not wish to accept any amended Terms of Use you should stop using the Site. Your continued use of the Site will signify your acceptance of any amended Terms of Use.

2. Intellectual Property

2.1 All information, data and materials accessible on the Site (the “Content”) is protected by rights, including copyright, design rights, database rights and trade marks. All these rights are either owned by or licensed to us or otherwise used by us as permitted by applicable law.

2.2 The Content is intended for individual, personal use only. Accordingly, you may print and download extracts from this Site for your own personal, non-commercial use, provided that any material copied remains intact and includes the following notice: “Copyright © 2012 Manchester Investment & Development Agency Service Limited. All rights reserved.” Any other copying, distribution, storing, framing or transmission of any kind or any sort of commercial use of the Content is strictly prohibited without our express consent.

2.3 No licence is granted to you in these Terms of Use to use any trade mark of MIDAS (including the words and logos “MIDAS” and “Manchester Calling”, however represented). Should you wish to obtain the right to use any of our trade marks please request permission to do so by sending an e-mail or writing to the contact details set out in clause 13 below.

3. Linking

3.1 You may create a hypertext link from your website to the Site, provided that you do not link to the Site from any website containing obscene, defamatory, threatening or degrading material or material that infringes the intellectual property or other rights of any third party or which is otherwise unlawful. The nature of the Site page being linked to must be made explicit in the link or in the text that is used to describe the link.

3.2 You may not use any of MIDAS’s trade marks (including any logos) within your links and you should contact MIDAS in accordance with clause 2.3 above if you wish to obtain permission to do so.

3.3 MIDAS reserves the right to employ such measures as necessary to remove linking or framing to the Site.

4. Registered Users

4.1 Certain parts of the Site are only available to users who register (the “Registered Users”), who at the time of registration are asked to provide a username and password (together the “User Details”).

4.2 Registered Users must be over eighteen years of age.

4.3 As a Registered User, you certify that all information that you provide will be accurate and you agree to inform us by sending an e-mail to editor@manchestercalling.com in the event that any of this information should change. Your User Details are unique to you and you are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your User Details.

4.4 You are responsible for all use of the Site made through the use of your User Details. Please notify us immediately if you believe that the use of your User Details have been compromised.

4.5 User Details and all personal data will only be used by us in accordance with the Privacy Policy, available at the end of this document, which forms part of these Terms of Use.

5. Your Content

5.1 The Site contains message boards and other interactive areas (together, “the Interactive Areas”). We do not own the information or material that users post on the Interactive Areas. However, you agree to grant us an unlimited, royalty free licence to republish or otherwise use anything that you post or send to us for posting on the Site.

5.2 If you believe that your intellectual property rights have been infringed or that you have been defamed by the material posted on the Interactive Areas, please notify us using the contact details set out at clause 13 below so that the situation can be promptly addressed.

6. Acceptable Use

6.1 You are responsible for the content of the material that you post or send to MIDAS for posting on the Site. You agree to use the Site for lawful purposes only. In particular, it is a condition of the Terms of Use that you shall not use the Site to:

(a) post or transmit any material that you do not have a right to transmit under law (for example, but not limited to, copyright);

(b) post, transmit, disseminate, or link to any information that is obtained in breach of confidence;

(c) post, transmit, disseminate or link to any material that is obscene, sexually explicit, defamatory, threatening, degrading or which discloses private or personal matters concerning any person;

(d) post, transmit, disseminate or link to any advertising, promotional materials or other forms of solicitation, including chain mails or pyramid schemes;

(e) impersonate any person, or entity or misrepresent your affiliation with anyone or entity;

(f) collect or store other users’ personal data;

(g) prevent or restrict the use of the Site by other users;

(h) intentionally violate any other applicable law or regulation while accessing and using our Site;

(i) gain unauthorised access to other computer systems; or

(j) interfere or disrupt networks or websites connected or linked to the Site.

6.2 We reserve the right, at our sole discretion and without prior notice, to review, remove, otherwise block or not post any material that you post or send to us for posting, transmit to or link to for violating the above provisions.

7. Competition and Prizes

7.1 MIDAS may run competitions, prize draws and promotions on the Site that will be subject to additional terms and conditions applicable to each individual instance and which will be made available at the time of such competitions.

8. Limits to your rights

8.1 We will do our best to maintain the operation of the Site in accordance with these Terms of Use. However, we cannot guarantee that the Content will be technically suitable for viewing on your computer or that the Site will be delivered to you uninterrupted, timely, secure or error-free.

8.2 We cannot and do not accept any responsibility for the computer equipment, mobile phone equipment and telecommunications services which you use to access the Site and cannot guarantee the continued availability of any other person or services involved in providing the Site to you.

8.3 The internet is not a secure environment and we cannot guarantee that the Site and the server are free of computer viruses or other harmful applications. We recommend that you regularly update your browser software and use up-to-date anti-virus software to ensure that your access to the Site is as secure as possible.

8.4 Your access to the Site may be occasionally restricted to allow for repairs, maintenance, the introduction of new facilities or services, or due to events beyond our reasonable control. Where this happens, we will attempt to restore the Site as soon as we reasonably can.

8.5 The Site contains general information only and is not professional advice of any kind. Your use of the Site does not constitute any client-advisor relationship with us. We cannot accept any liability to you for any action you decide to take or refrain from taking as a result of information obtained from the Site. You should always seek independent, professional advice before making any decision based in full or in part on the information or material obtained from the Site.

8.6 Except where a website is identified as being owned by us, we have no control or proprietary interest in websites that are hypertext linked to the Site. The links are provided for your convenience and any such link does not imply endorsement by us of a website or any association with the operators of a website. When you activate any of these links, you will leave the Site and we accept no responsibility for the availability or content of any linked websites and shall not be responsible in any way for arrangements regarding goods or services from such linked websites. Should you purchase products or services from any linked websites or third parties advertising on our Site, any contracts will be exclusively between you and the relevant third party. We shall not be responsible for any costs, claims, damages and liability arising from these, even if the contract was entered into through the Site.

8.7 Except for death or personal injury caused by our negligent acts or omissions, or fraudulent misrepresentation, we shall only be liable for loss or damage which is a reasonably foreseeable consequence of a breach of these Terms of Use.

9. Your responsibility to us

9.1 You shall be responsible for any losses, expenses or other costs incurred by us which are caused by your deliberate breach of these Terms of Use.

10. Terminations and Suspension

10.1 We may terminate or suspend your access to the Site and/or registration immediately if:

(a) you breach these Terms of Use or misuse the Site provided by us; or

(b) you have behaved in a way which objectively could be regarded as inappropriate or is unlawful or illegal or which would bring MIDAS and/or the Manchester Calling brand into disrepute.

10.2 If you are a Registered User, we may require you to change your password or suspend access to the Site if we reasonably believe that the Site has been or is likely to be misused, and we will notify you accordingly.

10.3 We may suspend or terminate access to the Site at any time if we believe it to be necessary to do so:

(a) to prevent infringement of third party rights; or

(b) for reasons beyond our control,and if this occurs we will endeavour to provide as much notice as is reasonably possible in the circumstances.

10.4 We may terminate access to the Site and this agreement between us by giving you 14 days notice.

10.5 You may terminate your registration to the Site by notifying us as set out at clause 13 below.

10.6 Any suspension or termination of your right to use the Site and/or your registration will not affect either party’s rights or liabilities.

11. Access Outside The UK

11.1 We do not represent that the materials on the Site are appropriate or available for use outside the United Kingdom and accessing the Site from territories where its contents are illegal or unlawful is prohibited. If you access the Site from outside the United Kingdom, it is your responsibility to ensure compliance with any foreign and local laws and requirements.

12. General

12.1 If any part of these Terms of Use is found to be invalid or unenforceable, the remaining provisions will continue in full force and effect.

12.2 If you breach these Terms of Use and MIDAS ignores this, we will still be entitled to enforce all these terms at a later date or in any other situation where you breach the Terms of Use.

12.3 These Terms of Use and the agreement between you and us for the provision of the Site are only available in the English language.

12.4 These Terms of Use and the agreement between you and us are governed by English law we both agree to submit to the non-exclusive jurisdiction of the English courts.

13. Contact MIDAS

The Site is provided by MIDAS, a company registered in England and Wales with company number: 3323710 and VAT registration number: 677445591, whose registered office is at Warren Bruce Court, Warren Bruce Road, Trafford Park, Manchester M17 1LB.

If you wish to contact MIDAS regarding the Site, please use the following contact details:Address: Warren Bruce Court, Warren Bruce Road, Trafford Park, Manchester M17 1LB, UK.

Telephone: +44 (0)161 877 3000

E-mail: midas@midas.org.uk

Manchestercalling.com

Privacy Policy

Manchester Investment & Development Agency Services Limited (referred to in this Privacy Policy as “MIDAS”, “we”, “us” or “our”) is committed to protecting your privacy. This Privacy Policy explains how we use the information we collect about you through Manchestercalling.com (the “Site”), how you can instruct us if you prefer to limit the use of that information and procedures that we have in place to safeguard your privacy.

14. Our contact details

The Site is provided by MIDAS, a company registered in England and Wales with company number: 3323710 and VAT registration number: 677445591.

Registered Office: Warren Bruce Court, Warren Bruce Road, Trafford Park, Manchester M17 1LB.

E-mail: midas@midas.org.uk

15. Introduction

15.1 We are registered under, and process personal data in accordance with, the United Kingdom’s data protection laws.

15.2 This Privacy Policy only covers information collected by MIDAS through the Site and not any other companies’ websites which you may access from theSite. Any information that you disclose directly to any other companies will be dealt with in accordance with those companies’ privacy practices.

15.3 If we change our privacy policy we will place notices on the Site and post the changes on this page. If you do not accept any changes to the Privacy Policy please stop using the Site and notify us by e-mail that you wish to terminate your registration.

16. Personal Information Collected

16.1 When you register as a user (“Registered User”) on the Site, MIDAS may require certain information from you, including your name, postal address, telephone number, and e-mail address.

17. Use of Personal Information

17.1 This information will only be used: for the purpose for which you provide it; to communicate with you about your use of the Site; to send you offers and news about the Site or related products and services which we believe may be of interest to you; and to send you e-mails about changes to theSite. If you choose to allow us (by opting-in on the Site), we may also use your information for marketing purposes and to send you e-mails informing you of other companies’ services and products. We will never pass your personal data to anyone else without your consent or unless it is necessary to perform services that you have requested. If, at any time you do not wish to receive such information from us, please send an e-mail to info@manchestercalling.com

17.2 If you breach the Terms of Use, your personal information may be passed to third parties, such as our legal advisors, to the extent necessary to enable those third parties to resolve the matter.

17.3 If MIDAS is sold or integrated with another business, your details may be disclosed to our advisors and any prospective purchasers and their advisors will be passed on to the new owners of the business.

17.4 We may be obliged to disclose your personal information if required to do so by law.

18. Other Information

18.1 We may also collect and disclose information to third parties in aggregate (so that no individual members are identified) for statistical analysis and strategic development purposes.

19. Cookies

19.1 We may use “cookies” to collect aggregate information. A “cookie” is a small piece of information sent by our web server to your web browser, which enables us to record anonymous details and allows you to move around the Site faster. We may use cookies for a number of purposes, for instance to enable us to simplify the logging on process, to help ensure the security and authenticity of Registered Users and to enable traffic monitoring. You can find out more about the way cookies work on http://www.cookiecentral.com.

19.2 Most browsers allow you to turn off the cookie function. If you want to know how to do this, please look at the help menu on your browser.

20. Overseas

20.1 We will only pass on information about you as an individual (as opposed to aggregate information) to third parties overseas to enable us to perform services requested by you.

20.2 Owing to the global nature of the Internet, the information you provide may be transferred in transit to countries outside the European Economic Area that do not have similar protections in place regarding your data and its use as set out in this policy. However, we do our best to ensure that your personal information is secure.

21. Security

21.1 As required by under UK data protection laws, we follow strict security procedures in the storage and disclosure of information which you have given to us, to prevent unauthorised access. However, the Internet is not a secure environment and we cannot guarantee the security of any information which you send to us.

22. Other websites

22.1 The Site may contain links to other websites which are outside MIDAS’s control and are not covered by this Privacy Policy. If you access other websites using the links provided, the operators of these websites may collect information from you which will be used by them in accordance with their privacy practices, which may differ from this Privacy Policy

23. Updating your details

23.1 If any of the information that you have provided to MIDAS changes, for example if you change your e-mail address or if you wish to cancel your registration, please let MIDAS know the correct details by sending an e-mail to midas@midas.org.uk.

24. Access rights

24.1 You have a right to access the personal data that is held about you. To obtain a copy of the personal information MIDAS holds about you, please write to MIDAS at the following address: Warren Bruce Court, Warren Bruce Road, Trafford Park, Manchester M17 1LB enclosing your postal details.

25. Contact MIDAS

If you would like to contact us with any queries and comments on our privacy practices, please send an e-mail to midas@midas.org.uk.