Terms and conditions

Terms of use

This page (together with the documents referred to on it) tells you the terms and conditions of use (“Terms”) on which you may make use of our website www.options.co.uk (the “Website”). Please read these Terms carefully before you start to use the Website. By using our Website, you indicate that you accept these Terms and Privacy and Cookie Policy and that you agree to abide by them. If you do not agree, please refrain from using our Website.

1. Information about us

www.options.co.uk is a website operated by Options Consultancy Services Limited (“Options”, “we” or “us”). We are registered in England and Wales under Company Number: 2695347 and have our registered office address at: 2nd Floor, St Magnus House, 3 Lower Thames Street, London EC3R 6HD.

2. Access and use of the Website

2.1. These Terms refer to the following additional policies which also apply to your use of the Website:

  • Our Privacy Policy which sets out the terms on which we process any personal data we collect from you or that you provide to us. By using our Website, you consent to such processing and you warrant that all data provided by you is accurate.
  • Our Cookie Policy which sets out information about the cookies on our Website. This policy is incorporated within the Privacy Policy.

2.2. You may only use the Website for non-commercial use and only in accordance with these Terms. You must only use our Website for lawful purposes. You must not: (i) use our Website in any way that breaches any applicable law or regulation; (ii) misuse our Website by knowingly introducing viruses, trojans, worms, logic bombs or other material which is malicious or technologically harmful; (iii) attempt to gain unauthorised access to our Website, the server on which our Website is stored or any server, computer or database connected to our Website; (iv) attack our Website via a denial-of-service attack or a distributed denial-of service attack; (v) remove or change any content of the Website or interfere, damage or disrupt any part of the Website; (vi) store pages of the Website on a server or other storage device; (vii) reproduce, extract, duplicate, copy or re-sell any part of our Website in contravention of the provisions of our Terms; or (viii) send, knowingly receive, upload, download, use or re-use any material which does not comply with these Terms.

2.3. You are responsible for making all arrangements necessary for you to have access to our Website including ensuring that your computer system meets all the necessary technical specifications to enable you to access the Website.

2.4. When using particular services available on the Website, you may be subject to any rules applicable to such services which may be posted from time to time and such rules take precedence over these Terms. If you do not agree with these Terms and/or any additional rules for specific services and/or are not authorised to do so, you should not continue to access and use the Website or related services.

2.5. We reserve the right to prevent and/or suspend your access to the Website where we reasonably consider that you are in breach of these Terms or any applicable law or regulation.

2.6. We cannot guarantee the continuous, uninterrupted or error free operability of the Website. Therefore, you agree that we will not be liable to you if for any reason our Website or any element of it is unavailable at any time or for any period.

2.7. You acknowledge and understand that this Website uses Drupal, an open-source web content management platform and all contributed files hosted on Drupal.org are licensed under the GNU General Public License, version 2 or later. That means you are free to download, reuse, modify, and distribute any files hosted in Drupal.org's Git repositories under the terms of either the GPL version 2 or version 3, and to run Drupal in combination with any code with any license that is compatible with either versions 2 or 3, such as the Affero General Public License (AGPL) version 3.

2.8. The use of this Website and these Terms are governed by English law and will be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of England and Wales.

3. Intellectual property and related rights

3.1. All intellectual property rights in any content of the Website including text, graphics, software, photographs and other images, videos, sound, trade marks and logos are owned by Options or our licensors. All such rights are reserved. Nothing in these Terms gives you any rights in respect of any intellectual property owned by Options or our licensors.

3.2. Subject to Clause 3.1 above, you may print paper copies of pages from this Website for your personal use. 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 illustrations, photographs, video or audio sequences or any graphics separately from any accompanying text.

3.3. Our status (and that of any identified contributors) as the authors of content on our Website must always be acknowledged.

3.4. If you print off, copy or download any part of our Website in breach of these Terms, your right to use the Website will cease immediately and you must, at our option, return or destroy any copies of the materials you have made.

4. No reliance on information

4.1. You agree that use of the Website is on an ‘as is’ basis and ‘as available’ basis and at your sole risk. Advice, information and/or commentary and other materials posted on our Website are not intended to amount to advice on which reliance should be placed and are for guidance purposes only.

4.2. Although we make reasonable efforts to update the information on our Website, we make no representations, guarantees or warranties, whether express or implied, that the content on our Website is accurate, complete or up-to-date.

5. Liability

5.1. Nothing in these Terms excludes or limits our liability for death or personal injury arising from our negligence, or our fraud or fraudulent misrepresentation, or any other liability that cannot be excluded or limited by English law.

5.2. To the extent permitted by law, we exclude all warranties, conditions, representations or other terms which may apply to the Website or any content on it, whether express or implied.

5.3. We will not be liable to any user for any loss or damage, whether in contract, tort (including negligence), breach of statutory duty, or otherwise, even if foreseeable, arising under or in connection with:

  • use of, or inability to use, our Website; or
  • use of or reliance on any content displayed on our Website.

5.4. We cannot and do not guarantee that any content of the Website will be free from viruses and/or other code that may have contaminating or destructive elements. It is your responsibility to implement appropriate IT security safeguards (including anti-virus and other security checks) to satisfy your particular requirements as to the safety and reliability of content.

6. Links to and from our Website 

6.1. Links to third party websites on this Website are provided solely for your convenience. If you use these links, you leave this Website. We are not responsible for these websites or their content or availability. 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. You must not create links to the Website from any other website, without our prior written consent.

7. Your personal information

7.1. Use of your personal information submitted to or via the Website is governed by our Privacy and Cookies Policy. 

8. General

8.1. If we fail at any time to insist upon strict performance of any of your obligations under these Terms or if we fail to exercise any of the rights or remedies to which we are entitled under these Terms, this shall not constitute a waiver of such rights or remedies and shall not relieve you from compliance with such obligations. A waiver by us of any default shall not constitute a waiver of any subsequent default.

8.2. We reserve the right to amend or delete any part of the Website and/or these Terms at any time and without notice. Therefore, we recommend that you review these Terms on a regular basis to ensure that you are kept up-to-date with any such changes.

8.3. For contractual purposes, you consent to receive communications from us electronically and you agree that all agreements, notices, disclosures and other communications that we provide to you electronically satisfy any legal requirement that such communications be in writing.

© Options 2015 

Accessibility

Navigation aids

  1. All pages on this site include a consistent set of global navigation menu.
  2. All pages on this site include a search box.
  3. Please use our Sitemap to locate a specific page.

Visual design

This site and all its archives use cascading style sheets for visual layout.

  1. Major browsers have a text resizing feature ("View" menu, "Text Size").
  2. If your browser or browsing device does not support stylesheets at all, the content of each page is still readable.

Accessibility software and services

  1. JAWS, a screen reader for Windows. A time-limited demo is available.
  2. Lynx, a free text-only web browser.

Privacy Policy

1. Purpose of this Statement

This statement tells you how the Options website will collect and process your personal data when you access this website.

2. Automated Collection of Personal Information

As with most other web servers, when you access these web pages certain information you provide will automatically be recorded. This will include your IP address, browser type, and information relating to the page you last visited. This information is processed to estimate how much usage of the server is made by different categories of users, and in the event of a breach of security may be used to aid detection.

3. Data Collection

In the Contact Us page where you are requested to provide personal data this data will be used internally and will not be revealed to any other third parties and will remain confidential, accessible only by those who have a legitimate need to know within our organisation.

4. Cookies

This website uses cookies. Cookies set by our website can be read by our web server and may contain information you have provided to us for use in connection with the purposes outlined under 2 and 3 above. For example this website typically serve:

  • session cookie - to see how long an anonymous user has used the site continously
  • Linkedin and Sharethis buttons, google analytics (tracking) all set multiple cookies - these are known as 3rd party external cookies, but they are set via our site
  • any video services such as youtube will serve cookies in order to display videos
  • a general cookie called has_js is placed to tell our website whether javascript is enabled in your browser. Javascript is required for a lot of the advanced UI we use like interactive menu, flip book effect, slideshow, scrolling and many more.
  • a cookie to enable our Sharing function

Managing cookies in your browse - most modern browsers will allow you to:

  • See what cookies you’ve got and delete them on an individual basis.
  • Block third party cookies.
  • Block cookies from particular sites.
  • Block all cookies from being set.
  • Delete all cookies when you close your browser.

You should be aware that any preferences will be lost if you delete cookies. Ironically, this includes where you have opted out from cookies, as this requires an opt-out cookie to be set. Also, if you block cookies completely many websites will not work properly and some functionality on these websites will not work at all. We do not recommend turning cookies off when using our website for these reasons.

5. Changes to this statement

This statement and therefore the ways in which your data may be processed can be changed from time to time. Any changes will only be notified via this web page.

If you have any queries relating to the privacy statement then please don't hesitate to get in touch via the Contact us page.

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