Terms & Conditions

PLEASE READ THIS DOCUMENT CAREFULLY BEFORE ACCESSING OR USING THE WEBSITE (www.egsplc.com), (“THE SITE”).

BY ACCESSING OR USING THE SITE YOU AGREE TO BE BOUND BY THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS (the “Terms”) SET FORTH BELOW. IF YOU DO NOT WISH TO BE BOUND BY THESE TERMS, YOU MAY NOT ACCESS OR USE THE SITE AND SHOULD IMMEDIATELY CEASE SUCH USE. EG SOLUTIONS PLC (“eg”) MAY MODIFY THESE TERMS AT ANY TIME, AND SUCH MODIFICATIONS SHALL BE EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY UPON POSTING OF THE MODIFIED TERMS ON THE SITE. YOU AGREE TO REVIEW THE TERMS PERIODICALLY TO BE AWARE OF SUCH MODIFICATIONS AND YOUR CONTINUED ACCESS OR USE OF THE SITE SHALL BE DEEMED YOUR CONCLUSIVE ACCEPTANCE OF THE MODIFIED TERMS.

1. Copyright, Licenses and Idea Submissions

Domestic and international intellectual property laws, including, without limitation, copyright and trademark laws protect the entire contents of the Site. The owner of all intellectual property, copyrights and trademarks existing in the Site now and in the future is eg, its affiliates or other third party licensors. YOU MAY NOT MODIFY, COPY, REPRODUCE, REPUBLISH, UPLOAD, POST, TRANSMIT, OR DISTRIBUTE, IN ANY MANNER, THE MATERIAL ON THE SITE, INCLUDING TEXT, GRAPHICS, CODE AND/OR SOFTWARE.

You may print and download portions of material from the different areas of the Site solely for your own non-commercial use provided that you agree not to change or delete any copyright or proprietary notices from the materials.

You agree to grant to eg a non-exclusive, royalty-free, worldwide, perpetual license, with the right to sub-license for commercial purposes, reproduce, distribute, transmit, create derivative works of, publicly display and publicly perform any materials and other information which you submit to any public areas of the Site (including, without limitation, ideas contained therein for new or improved products and services) such as on bulletin boards, forums and newsgroups, or by e-mail to eg in any media or other communication to eg now known or hereafter developed. You also grant to eg the right to use your name in connection with the submitted materials and other information for any purposes which eg reasonably requires as well as in connection with all advertising, marketing and promotional material related thereto by eg. You agree that you shall have no recourse against eg for any alleged or actual infringement or misappropriation of any proprietary right in your communications to eg.

You agree to indemnify and hold harmless eg and its affiliates from and against any and all claims, damages, expenses, costs and liabilities brought or asserted by a third party due to or arising from a claim that eg or its affiliates, or third party licensors’ or licensees’ use of the materials or information submitted by you infringes the intellectual property rights of any third party.

2. Trademarks

eg and/or any other trade marks, trading names, domain names or business names, owned by, belonging to or used by eg, whether registered or unregistered, and its web sites, seminars, conferences, events, trade shows, publications, products, content or services referenced herein or on the Site (the “Proprietary Material”) are the exclusive trademarks or service marks of eg, including the “look” and “feel” of the Site, color combinations, layout, and all other graphical elements. Any use of such eg trademarks or other Proprietary Material is strictly prohibited without the express permission from eg. Other product and company names mentioned in the Site remain the trademarks of their respective owners.

3. Use of the Site

You understand that, except for information, products or services clearly identified as being supplied by eg, eg does not operate, control or endorse any information, products or services on the Internet in any way. Except for eg identified information, products or services, all information, products and services offered through the Site or on the Internet generally are offered by third parties that are not affiliated with eg and eg has no liability for such information, products or services.

eg cannot and does not guarantee or warrant that files available for downloading through the Site will be free of infection or viruses, worms, Trojan horses or other code that manifest contaminating or destructive properties. You are responsible for implementing sufficient virus checking procedures and checkpoints to satisfy your particular requirements for accuracy of data input and output, and for maintaining a means external to the Site for the reconstruction of any lost data.

eg offers a search feature within the Site. eg explicitly disclaims any responsibility for the content or availability of information contained in our search index or directory. eg also disclaims any responsibility for the completeness or accuracy of any directory or search result.

In connection with your use of the Site, you agree you will not:

a) Transmit any message or post any information, data, text, software or images, or other content (“Material”) on the Site that is unlawful, harmful, threatening, abusive, harassing, tortuous, defamatory, vulgar, obscene, libelous, or otherwise objectionable or that may invade another’s right of privacy or publicity;

b) Impersonate any person or entity, including but not limited to, an eg representative, official, forum leader, guide or host or falsely state or otherwise misrepresent your affiliation with a person or entity;

c) Post or transmit any Material that you do not have a right to reproduce, display or transmit under any law or under contractual or fiduciary relationships (such as nondisclosure agreements);

d) Post or transmit any Material that contains a virus or corrupted data;

e) Delete any author attributions, legal notices or proprietary designations or labels that you upload to any communication feature;

f) Use the Site’s communication features in a manner that adversely affects the availability of its resources to other users (e.g., flooding continuous posting of repetitive text/messages to site administrators);

g) Post or transmit any unsolicited advertising, promotional materials, “junk mail”, “spam,” “chain letters,” “pyramid schemes” or any other form of solicitation or any non-resume information such as opinions or notices, commercial or otherwise;

h) Violate any applicable national or international law;

i) Upload or transmit any Material that infringes any patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright or other proprietary rights of any party;

j) Delete or revise any Material posted by any other person or entity;

k) Manipulate or otherwise display the Site by using framing or similar navigational technology, or

l) Register, subscribe, attempt to register, attempt to subscribe, unsubscribe, or attempt to unsubscribe, any party for eg product or service if you are not expressly authorized by such party to do so.

DISCLAIMERS – PLEASE READ THIS SECTION CAREFULLY

YOU ASSUME TOTAL RESPONSIBILITY AND RISK FOR YOUR USE OF THE SITE AND THE INTERNET AND EXCEPT AS SET OUT BELOW EG DOES NOT ACCEPT ANY RESPONSIBILITY FOR ANY LOSS OR DAMAGE ARISING OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH YOUR USE OF, OR ACCESS TO THE SITE.

EG PROVIDES THE SITE AND RELATED INFORMATION “AS IS” AND DOES NOT MAKE ANY EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES, REPRESENTATIONS OR ENDORSEMENTS WHATSOEVER (INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION WARRANTIES OF TITLE OR NON-INFRINGEMENT, OR THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE) WITH REGARD TO THE SITE, ANY PRODUCT INFORMATION OR SERVICE PROVIDED THROUGH THE SITE OR ON THE INTERNET GENERALLY.

EG SHALL NOT BE LIABLE TO YOU FOR ANY COST OR DAMAGE ARISING EITHER DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY FROM ANY SUCH TRANSACTION.

IT IS SOLELY YOUR RESPONSIBILITY TO EVALUATE THE ACCURACY, COMPLETENESS AND USEFULNESS OF ALL OPINIONS, ADVICE, SERVICES, MERCHANDISE AND OTHER INFORMATION PROVIDED THROUGH THE SITE OR ON THE INTERNET GENERALLY.

LIMITATION OF LIABILITY

EXCEPT AS SET OUT BELOW, EG WILL NOT BE LIABLE FOR (I) ANY INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, OR INDIRECT DAMAGES (INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, DAMAGES FOR LOSS OF PROFITS, BUSINESS INTERRUPTION, LOSS OF PROGRAMS OR INFORMATION, AND THE LIKE) ARISING OUT OF THE USE OF OR INABILITY TO USE THE SITE, OR ANY INFORMATION, OR TRANSACTIONS PROVIDED ON THE SITE, OR DOWNLOADED FROM THE SITE, OR ANY DELAY OF SUCH INFORMATION OR SITE. EVEN IF SUCH DAMAGES ARE IN THE REASONABLE CONTEMPLATION OF THE PARTIES. NOTHING IN THESE TERMS SHALL OPERATE TO LIMIT OR EXCLUDE EG’S LIABILITY FOR:

DEATH OR PERSONAL INJURY CAUSED BY THE NEGLIGENCE OF EG;
FOR FRAUD (INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO FRAUDULENT MISREPRESENTATION).
FURTHER, EG WILL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY CLAIM ATTRIBUTABLE TO ERRORS, OMISSIONS, OR OTHER INACCURACIES IN THE SITE AND/OR MATERIALS OR INFORMATION DOWNLOADED THROUGH THE SITE.

The AGGREGATE LIABILITY (INCLUSIVE OF INTEREST AND OTHER LEGAL COSTS) OF EG TO YOU IN RESPECT OF ALL CLAIMS ARISING UNDER OR IN CONNECTION WITH THESE TERMS AND YOUR USE OF THE SITE (WHETHER BY REASON OF ANY NEGLIGENCE BY EG OR ANY OF ITS EMPLOYEES OR AGENTS, ANY NON-FRAUDULENT MIS-REPRESENTAION, ANY BREACH OF CONTRACT, BREACH OF STATUTORY DUTY, OR UNDER THE TERMS OF ANY INDEMNITY GIVEN BY EG SHALL NOT IN ANY EVENT EXCEDE £100.

EG DOES NOT GUARANTEE THAT ACCESS TO AND USE OF THE SITE WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED AND ERROR FREE. FROM TIME TO TIME EG MAY SUSPEND MAINTENANCE OR INTRODUCE NEW FACILITIES.

BECAUSE SOME LAWS DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF LIABILITY FOR CONSEQUENTIAL OR INCIDENTAL DAMAGES, THE ABOVE LIMITATION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. IN SUCH CASES, EG LIABILITY IS LIMITED TO THE GREATEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.

4. Data Protection Policy

The data protection policy for the Site can be found by clicking the Privacy Policy link on the Site.

eg is committed to ensuring that your personal information is used properly and is kept securely. The Privacy Policy explains how we will collect and use personal information through the Website.

5. Equipment

You shall be responsible for obtaining and maintaining all telephone, computer hardware and other equipment needed for access to and use of the Site and all charges related thereto.

6. Indemnity

You agree to indemnify, defend and hold harmless eg, its affiliates, officers, directors, employees, agents, licensors, suppliers and any third party information providers to the Site from and against all losses, expenses, damages and costs, including solicitors fees, resulting from any breach of these Terms (including negligent or wrongful conduct) by you or your use and access of the Site.

7. Third Party Rights

The provisions of paragraphs 3 (Use of the Site), and 6 (Indemnity) are for the benefit of eg’s affiliates, officers, directors, employees, agents, licensors, suppliers, and any third party information providers to the Site. Each of these individuals or entities shall have the right to enforce these provisions directly against you pursuant to the Contracts (Rights of Third Parties) Act 1999. Unless expressly stated in these Terms nothing in these Terms shall confer any rights on any person under the Contracts (Rights of Third Parties) 1999.

8. Special Admonitions for International Use

Recognizing the global nature of the Internet, you agree to comply with all local laws, legislation, directives, policies and rules including, without limitation, in relation to the Internet, data, e-mail, or privacy. Specifically, you agree to comply with all applicable laws regarding the transmission of technical data exported from the United Kingdom or the country in which you reside.

9. Suspension and Termination

eg will determine your use of the Site, in our discretion, where there has been a breach of these Terms through your use of the Site. When a breach of these Terms has occurred, we may take such action as we deem appropriate.

Failure to comply with these Terms constitutes a material breach of the Terms upon which you are permitted to use the Site, and may result in our taking all or any of the following actions:

immediate, temporary or permanent withdrawal of your right to use the Website;
immediate, temporary or permanent removal of any posting or material uploaded by you to the Website;
issue of a warning to you;
legal proceedings against you for reimbursement of all costs on an indemnity basis (including, but not limited to, reasonable administrative and legal costs) resulting from the breach;
further legal action against you;
disclosure of such information to law enforcement authorities as we reasonably feel is necessary.
eg excludes liability for actions taken in response to breaches of these Terms. The responses described in these Terms are not limited, and we may take any other action we reasonably deem appropriate.

10. Dealings with Third Parties

Your participation, correspondence or business dealings with any third party found on or through the Site, regarding the payment and delivery of related goods or services, and any other terms, conditions, warranties or representations associated with such dealings, are solely between you and such third party. You agree that eg shall not be responsible or liable for any loss, damage or other matters of any sort incurred as a result of any such dealings.

11. Information

Commentary and other materials posted on the Site are not intended to amount to advice on which reliance should be placed. eg therefore disclaims all liability and responsibility arising from any reliance placed on such materials by you or any visitor to the Website or any third party or user, or by anyone who may be informed of any of its contents. eg does not warrant that it will verify the accuracy of any third party contributions.

12. Links

The Site may provide, or third parties may provide, links to non-eg Internet World Wide Web sites or resources. Because eg has no control over such sites and resources, you acknowledge and agree that eg is not responsible for the availability of such external sites or resources, and does not endorse and is not responsible or liable for any content, advertising, products, or other materials on or available from such sites or resources. You further acknowledge and agree that eg shall not be responsible or liable, directly or indirectly, for any damage or loss caused or alleged to be caused by or in connection with use of or reliance on any such content, goods or services available on or through any such site or resource.

13. Law and Jurisdiction

The Terms shall be governed and construed in accordance with the laws of England and Wales and both parties shall submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the Courts of England and Wales.