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Terms of Use

1. About This Agreement

This Agreement is a document which sets out your rights and obligations and those of “St Luke’s (Maidstone) Scout Group” (a charity registered in England with registration no. 303416), “www.stlukesmaidstonescouts.org.uk”, “we” or “us”, in relation to this site and the services offered through the “www.stlukesmaidstonescouts.org.uk” Service. By registering for and the use of www.stlukesmaidstonescouts.org.uk, you agree to the terms of this Agreement, and you confirm that agreement every time you use it.

Users of www.stlukesmaidstonescouts.org.uk who do not register (see clause 4 below) also agree that they are bound by this Agreement each time they access www.stlukesmaidstonescouts.org.uk. This Agreement may change as specified in clause 12 of this Agreement. In order to use www.stlukesmaidstonescouts.org.uk, you must have internet access and all the software and the ability to use the internet and email.

“User” refers to either the subscriber and/or any visitor to the web site or persons permitted to use the service.

“Members” refers to members of the St. Luke’s (Maidstone) Scout Group

2. Disclaimer

The views expressed on www.stlukesmaidstonescouts.org.uk are not necessarily those of The Scout Association.

www.stlukesmaidstonescouts.org.uk has no control over or responsibility for the accuracy of any material available on the site, whether provided by members or others.

If any third party sites are linked to or from www.stlukesmaidstonescouts.org.uk, this does not mean that we endorse or have any responsibility for the site in question or anything which appears on it. Even though members are prohibited from doing so, people may provide information, or otherwise behave, in a way that is misleading or even illegal. Contributors may not necessarily be who they say they are. Your use of www.stlukesmaidstonescouts.org.uk is entirely at your own risk.

Accordingly, to the extent that the law permits, you release www.stlukesmaidstonescouts.org.uk, St. Luke’s (Maidstone) Scout Group and The Scout Association’s paid contractors, volunteers and employees from all liability arising out of or in connection with www.stlukesmaidstonescouts.org.uk and the material included.

3. Personal Information and Data Protection

The Personal Information and Data Protection Statement forms part of this Agreement and must be construed in conjunction with this Agreement. www.stlukesmaidstonescouts.org.uk will take every precaution to avoid personal data being used for improper purposes.

4. Types of membership

People who sign up to www.stlukesmaidstonescouts.org.uk must be “members”.

5. Operation of the service

www.stlukesmaidstonescouts.org.uk reserves the right to withdraw or modify one or more aspects of the www.stlukesmaidstonescouts.org.uk where we have legal or technical reasons to do so.

www.stlukesmaidstonescouts.org.uk is intended to be used by users and it’s members. Accordingly, users and members must not use the access to www.stlukesmaidstonescouts.org.uk, or information gathered from it, for the sending of unsolicited bulk email (known as spaming).

There may also be times when www.stlukesmaidstonescouts.org.uk becomes unavailable, (on a planned or unplanned basis). For security or other reasons, we may require you to change your password or other information, which facilitates access to parts of www.stlukesmaidstonescouts.org.uk.

6. Information posted on the site by members

The User should be aware that www.stlukesmaidstonescouts.org.uk does not pre-screen or monitor all of the material contributed by members. However we do monitor the site to support the Child Protection Policy of The Scout Association.

We reserve the right, if a member appears to us to be in breach of any provision of this Agreement: (a) to suspend or terminate any member’s access to www.stlukesmaidstonescouts.org.uk, or parts of it, (b) to edit, or require the member to edit material posted on www.stlukesmaidstonescouts.org.uk.

Any person whose access has been suspended or terminated must not re-register for, or re-access, www.stlukesmaidstonescouts.org.uk without our prior consent. Each member is responsible for everything which is done on or through www.stlukesmaidstonescouts.org.uk while their membership account is logged on to www.stlukesmaidstonescouts.org.uk, or through their email address(es).

7. Withdrawal of material and termination of membership

Each member acknowledges that www.stlukesmaidstonescouts.org.uk are entitled to withdraw any material on the site which appears whether based on information received from members or others, or our own determination to be capable of breaching any part of this Agreement, or to bring www.stlukesmaidstonescouts.org.uk into disrepute. Each user acknowledges that www.stlukesmaidstonescouts.org.uk does not monitor all material, which appears on the site.

The User is held responsible for ensuring that no material used on this service will:

  • Cause offence or be of a threatening or obscene nature.
  • Infringe the Intellectual Rights of a third party.
  • Breach the laws of this Country or the Country where message is destined.
  • If you see anything on www.stlukesmaidstonescouts.org.uk which you think would cause offence, appears inappropriate or you feels infringes this Agreement, then please inform us by emailing us at info.centre@stlukemaidstonescouts.org.uk.

    8. New Services

    www.stlukesmaidstonescouts.org.uk, the St. Luke’s (Maidstone) Scout Group, Scout Association, or its affiliates may in the future offer new services through www.stlukesmaidstonescouts.org.uk from time to time. Your use of these services may be subject to additional terms and conditions or rules of use. These terms or rules will be notified to you in an appropriate manner (as determined by www.stlukesmaidstonescouts.org.uk in its reasonable discretion). Any failure by you to comply with a material provision of the terms or rules governing those services will constitute a breach of this Agreement.

    9. Ownership of Intellectual Property (Copyright)

    The User acknowledges that all copyright, trademarks, and other intellectual property rights in and relating to www.stlukesmaidstonescouts.org.uk (including the material, which is contributed by members) are owned by St. Luke’s (Maidstone) Scout Group and The Scout Association. There is no permission granted or implied to distribute or copy any information or derivative works herein contained without the express permission of The Scout Association or St. Luke’s (Maidstone) Scout Group.

    There is an implied consent that all material submitted to www.stlukesmaidstonescouts.org.uk will be treated as the sole property of www.stlukesmaidstonescouts.org.uk and will not be subject to royalties, licence or any form of control.

    10. Indirect or Consequential Loss and Indemnity

    www.stlukesmaidstonescouts.org.uk, St Luke’s (Maidstone) Scout Group, or The Scout Association will not be liable to the User or any third party for any indirect or consequential loss or damage, or for any loss of data, profit, revenue or business, howsoever caused (whether arising out of any negligence or breach of this Agreement or otherwise). www.stlukesmaidstonescouts.org.uk, St Luke’s (Maidstone) Scout Group, or The Scout Association will also not be liable for any failure to perform of its obligations under this Agreement caused by matters beyond its reasonable control.

    The User will hold harmless any claims that arise against www.stlukesmaidstonescouts.org.uk, St Luke’s (Maidstone) Scout Group from a breach of this agreement by themselves or any third party he or she authorises to use the service.

    11. Assignment

    We reserve the right to assign this Agreement, and to assign or subcontract any or all of our rights and obligations under this Agreement. You may not without the written consent of www.stlukesmaidstonescouts.org.uk assign or dispose of this Agreement.

    12. Changes to this Agreement

    www.stlukesmaidstonescouts.org.uk reserves the right to change this Agreement from time to time, and post the new version on www.stlukesmaidstonescouts.org.uk website. When we do so, we will notify you that that there are changed terms and conditions by placing a note on the site (www.www.stlukesmaidstonescouts.org.uk). The new version of these terms and conditions will then take effect, and will govern all www.stlukesmaidstonescouts.org.uk services and your relationship with www.stlukesmaidstonescouts.org.uk:

  • eight weeks after the date of posting on the site or on a date that www.stlukesmaidstonescouts.org.uk indicates in the relevant posting if any of the changes is to an operative provision of this Agreement which is capable of adversely affecting you. If you do not wish to be governed by the new version of the Agreement, you may notify us on or before the date when the new version of the Agreement is to take effect, and from that date you must cease to use www.stlukesmaidstonescouts.org.uk; or
  • immediately upon the date of posting (or such later date as www.stlukesmaidstonescouts.org.uk indicates in the relevant posting), if the changes are not capable of adversely affecting you – examples of which would include, without limitation, changes to one or more of www.stlukesmaidstonescouts.org.uk’s addresses or email addresses referred to in this Agreement.
  • 13. Severability

    In the event that any term of this Agreement is held to be invalid or unenforceable by judicial decree or decision, the remainder of this Agreement shall remain valid and enforceable.

    14. Legal Jurisdiction

    This Agreement shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of England and Wales.

    15. Entire Agreement

    This Agreement includes the www.stlukesmaidstonescouts.org.uk Privacy Policy, (see seperate page). Together they contain the whole of the Agreement between us, users, and members concerning www.stlukesmaidstonescouts.org.uk and they replace all earlier agreements and understandings with members, except for any fraud or fraudulent representation by either of us. A person who is not a party to this Agreement has no right under the Contracts (Rights of Third Parties) Act 1999 to rely upon or enforce any term of this Agreement.

    January 2015




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