These Terms of Use apply in respect of your use of Disability Now’s Website (www.disabilitynow.org.uk) and our associated websites. The websites is operated by Disability Now and referred to in these Terms of Use as “Disability Now’s Website”. Please refer to our Privacy Policy for more information about Disability Now.

Your access to and use of Disability Now’s Website is subject to these Terms of Use, Disability Now’s Website Privacy Policy, which forms part of these Terms of Use – the Forum, Blog and Comments Rules and all other applicable laws.

Your use of Disability Now’s Website constitutes your unqualified agreement to accept and comply with these Terms of Use and to not breach, or to encourage or assist any other person to breach, these Terms of Use.

Terms of Use – The Detail

1. Use of Disability Now’s Website

Disability Now’s Website is offered as a free information service for anyone who wishes to find out about Disability Now, our aims and the what we offer and is directed primarily at those who access Disability Now’s Website from within the United Kingdom.

Whilst we use reasonable efforts to include accurate and up-to-date information on Disability Now’s Website, errors may occur. We provide Disability Now’s Website and its contents on an “as is” basis and cannot give any warranty or representation as to the accuracy of the information on Disability Now’s Website or that access to Disability Now’s Website will be uninterrupted or error-free. We do not accept liability for errors or omissions or for any action or decision based on the information displayed on Disability Now’s Website.

You agree to use Disability Now’s Website only for lawful and ethical purposes in accordance with these Terms of Use. In particular, you agree that you will not use Disability Now’s Website in connection with any surveys, contests, pyramid schemes, chain letters, junk email (spam) or any duplicative or unsolicited messages (commercial or otherwise).

2. Links and Social Media Websites

Hypertext links are links by which visitors can move from one website to another or from one page to another within the same website. The Disability Now Website contains hypertext links and banner advertising links to third parties’ websites. Any links between Disability Now’s Website and any third party website are provided for your convenience only and we accept no liability whatsoever for the contents of any such third party website. The inclusion of any link to a third party website does not imply endorsement by Disability Now of the website or its operator. We exclude to the fullest extent permitted by law all liability that may arise in connection with or as a result of third party website material or the third party website operator causing any damage, costs, injury or loss of any kind.

Disability Now’s Website contains links to pages maintained by us on third party social media websites. The terms specified on those websites will apply to your use of those websites in addition to these Terms of Use.

You agree that if you wish to create any links between Disability Now’s Website and any other website you will do so only in accordance with our terms of use (go to linking with us for information on link text).

3. Trade Marks, Logos and Service Marks

The trade marks, logos and service marks (collectively “the Trade Marks”) displayed on Disability Now’s Website (whether registered or unregistered) are and shall remain the property of their respective owners. Unless otherwise stated, nothing contained in Disability Now’s Website shall be construed as granting any licence or right to use any Trade Mark displayed on Disability Now’s Website without the prior written consent of the relevant Trade Mark owner. Your misuse or infringement of any of the Trade Marks displayed on Disability Now’s Website is strictly prohibited.

4. Copyright

The copyright in all aspects of Disability Now’s Website is owned by us or our content and technology providers. All content is protected by copyright and may not be used without our prior written consent except as expressly provided in these Terms of Use. We do not warrant or represent that your use of materials displayed on Disability Now’s Website will not infringe the rights of third parties.

Unless we expressly agree otherwise, you must not copy, adapt, download, exploit or otherwise use information and/or images contained in Disability Now’s Website in any way, save for the purpose of (1) enquiring about or requesting information relating to Disability Now and our services, (2) downloading and temporarily storing one or more of the pages of Disability Now’s Website for the purpose of viewing, for your personal use only, on a personal computer or terminal or (3) conducting private or non-commercial academic research. If you use any material displayed on Disability Now’s Website for any of the above purposes you must ensure that no documents or related graphics on Disability Now’s Website are modified in any way, no graphics on Disability Now’s Website are used separately from the accompanying text and our copyright and trade mark notices appear on all permitted copies. If you wish to refer to such material in any publication associated with your private or academic research you must quote the source of the material and include our copyright legend “© Copyright Disability Now’s 2012. All rights reserved.”

If you wish to use any material displayed on Disability Now’s Website for any purpose other than those described above, email editor@disabilitynow.org.uk with details of your request.

For the avoidance of doubt you shall not be entitled to publish, reproduce, permanently store, or retransmit any of the contents of Disability Now’s Website without our prior written consent except as expressly provided in these Terms of Use.

5. Viruses

Whilst we try to keep our anti-virus software up-to-date we do not warrant that Disability Now’s Website, its servers, downloadable files or emails which may be sent by us, are free from viruses or other harmful components.

You must not introduce or attempt to introduce any virus or other contaminant to Disability Now’s Website or any of its software or systems or in any way attempt to access, alter, de-compile, reverse engineer, destroy or otherwise tamper with any part of Disability Now’s Website, its software or our systems. You must not interfere with anybody else’s use of Disability Now’s Website or attempt to impair the proper functioning of Disability Now’s Website whether by assisting in the organisation of, or participating in, a denial of service attack or otherwise.



6. Provision of Services

These Terms of Use do not deal with the terms upon which we will provide any service advertised on Disability Now’s Website. We will tell you the terms upon which a service will be provided at the time you ask us to provide it. If the service is to be provided by a third party, the third party’s terms will apply to that service.

7. Liability

Your use of Disability Now’s Website is at your risk. Action should not be taken without first obtaining specific advice. The information and materials provided on Disability Now’s Website are of a general nature only and cannot be regarded as constituting advice or recommendations (professional or otherwise). We do not accept any liability for any direct, indirect, special or consequential losses or damages of whatever nature, including but not limited to loss of anticipated savings, data, goodwill or contracts arising out of Disability Now’s Website, its availability or lack of availability or your use of any information contained in Disability Now’s Website.

We exclude all warranties, express or implied, relating to the information and materials on Disability Now’s Website to the fullest extent permitted by law.

Nothing in these Terms of Use excludes or limits our liability for death or personal injury resulting from our negligence, fraud, fraudulent misrepresentation or any liability which cannot be excluded or limited under applicable law.

8. Publishing content

Blogs and other content are only published if they have been through our usual commissioning and editorial processes. Unsolicited material will not be published unless or until their author has received confirmation of a commission and the content has been through our usual editorial processes. We do not normally publish content which has already appeared elsewhere.

9. Feedback and Complaints

We welcome your comments about Disability Now’s Website. Please email editor@disabilitynow.org.uk with your views or if you find any links which do not work correctly.

Please see the Complaints page of Disability Now’s Website for details of how to make a complaint about Disability Now or Disability Now’s Website.

If you have any further questions please go to the Contact us page to find the most appropriate email or postal address or telephone number for your enquiry.

10. Privacy Policy

Any personal information we collect from you shall only be used in accordance with our Privacy Policy, a copy of which can be viewed by clicking on the Privacy link on any page of Disability Now’s Website.

11. Connection and Charges

You are responsible for obtaining an appropriate connection with a telecommunications provider in order to access Disability Now’s Website and for the costs of all charges you incur in accessing and using Disability Now’s Website.

12. Changes to these Terms of Use

We may amend these Terms of Use from time to time. If we make any substantial changes we will notify you by posting a notice on the homepages of the various websites incorporated in Disability Now’s Website. By continuing to use Disability Now’s Website you are confirming that you agree to be bound by any changes we make to these Terms of Use: you can view the current version of these Terms of Use at any time by clicking on the Terms of Use link on any page of Disability Now’s Website.

13. General

If any of these Terms of Use are unenforceable it shall not affect the enforceability of the rest of them.

These Terms of Use shall be governed by and construed in accordance with English law. The English Courts shall have exclusive jurisdiction to hear disputes between us.