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Countryside Online Terms and Conditions

COUNTRYSIDE ONLINE

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

This website (“the Site”) is owned and maintained by the National Farmers’ Union. Its content, including these terms and conditions, are subject to change without notification, it is intended for personal use only and not for distribution to others. It is provided free of charge. You should read these terms and conditions carefully before using the Site.

References to;
* “we “ “us “ “our” means the National Farmers’ Union of England and Wales with its registered office at Agriculture House, Stoneleigh Park, Kenilworth, Warwickshire, CV8 2TZ and is registered as an Employers Association under the Trade Union and Labour Relations (Consolidation) Act 1992 with the certification number 245E. References to we, us, and our also includes any of our group companies from to time to time including NFU Services Limited a company incorporated in England and Wales (CN03687910) having its registered office at Agriculture House, Stoneleigh Park, Kenilworth, Warwickshire, CV8 2TZ. 
* “the Site” means and will include the following websites www.nfuonline.com, jobs.nfuonline.com, web.nfuonline.com, ecommerce.nfuonline.com, www.countrysideonline.co.uk, join.countrysideonline.co.uk, www.nfuemploymentservice.com, www.greatbritishchicken.co.uk, www.cfeonline.org.uk, www.nutrientmanagement.org, www.nfu-cymru.org.uk and www.tbfreeengland.co.uk, and all associated web pages the use of which is also covered by these terms and conditions.
* “you” means the person accessing or using the Site or its Content (and your shall have the same meaning).
* “Content” means any text, images, video, audio or other multimedia content, software or other information or material submitted to or on the Site. 

1. Use of the Site on these terms and conditions (the “Terms”)
All use of the Site is on the terms and conditions below and by accessing or using the Site or otherwise indicating your consent, you agree to be bound by the terms and conditions below and the documents referred to in them. The Site is for your personal and non - commercial use only. 
Please read the terms and conditions set out below carefully before using the Site.
If you do not agree to the Terms please cease use of the Site immediately.
You agree that you are solely responsible for all costs and expenses you may incur in relation to your use of the Site, and keeping your password and other member account details confidential. 
You may print and keep a copy of the Terms. They are a legal agreement between us and you and can only be modified with our consent.
We may prevent or suspend your access to the Site if you do not comply with any part of the Terms, any terms or policies to which they refer or any applicable law.
The Site is intended for use only by those who can access it from within the United Kingdom and we make no representation that materials on the Site are appropriate or available for use at other locations outside the United Kingdom. You are responsible for compliance with local laws where they are applicable.

2. Amendments/variation to the Terms
The Terms are dated 5 March 2019. No changes to the Terms are valid or have any effect unless agreed by us in writing or made in accordance with this clause 2. We reserve the right from time to time to change the Terms, modify, add or remove any portion of them in whole or in part, at any time at our discretion by changing them on the Site. Our updated Terms will be posted on the Site and by continuing to use and access the Site you agree to be bound by any variation made by us. It is your responsibility to check the Terms from time to time to verify such variations. 

3. Accuracy of Information, availability of the Site, Warranty and Disclaimer
While we try to make sure that the Site is accurate, up-to-date and free from bugs, we cannot promise that it will be. Furthermore, we cannot promise that the Site will be fit or suitable for any purpose. You should independently verify any information on the Site before relying upon it and any such reliance is at your own risk.
We may, as we see fit, terminate, change, suspend or discontinue any aspect of the Site, including the availability of any features of the Site, at any time, and may also impose limits on certain features and services or restrict your access to parts or all of the Site without notice or liability.

You may have certain legal rights when using the Site. These are also known as ‘statutory rights’ as they are derived from laws such as the Consumer Rights Act 2015. 
Content is provided for your general information purposes only and to inform you about us and our products and news, features, services, member benefits and other websites that may be of interest. It does not constitute technical, financial or legal advice or any other type of advice and should not be relied on for any purposes.
Although we hope this Site will be of interest to members and users, to the fullest extent such liability can be excluded by law, we accept no liability and offer no warranties in relation to it and its content.
While we try to make sure that the Site is available at all times we do not warrant that the Site will be available to meet your requirements, that your access will be uninterrupted, that there will be no delays, failures, errors or omissions or loss of transmitted information, that no viruses or other contaminating or destructive properties will be transmitted or that no damage will occur to your computer system. You are solely responsible for maintaining adequate protection and back up of data and/or equipment and to undertake reasonable precautions to scan for computer viruses or other destructive properties.
We make no warranty or guarantee that the Site or information available over it complies with laws other than those of the United Kingdom.

4. Hyperlinks and Third Party Sites
The Site may contain hyperlinks or references to third party websites other than the Site. Any such hyperlinks or references are provided for your convenience only. We have no control over third party websites and accept no legal responsibility for any content, material or information contained in them. The display of any hyperlink and reference to any third party website does not mean that we endorse that third party’s website, products or services. Your use of a third party site may be governed by the terms and conditions of that third party site.

5. Ownership, use of Copyright and Intellectual Property Rights
The Site and all intellectual property rights in it including but not limited to any Content are owned by us. Intellectual property rights means rights such as: copyright, trade marks, domain names, design rights, database rights, patents and all other intellectual property rights of any kind whether or not they are registered or unregistered (anywhere in the world). We reserve all of our rights in any intellectual property in connection with these Terms. This means, for example, that we remain owners of them and free to use them as we see fit.
Nothing in the Terms grants you any legal rights in the Site other than as necessary to enable you to access the Site and you agree that you do so only for your own personal and non-commercial use. You agree not to adjust to try to circumvent or delete any notices contained on the Site (including any intellectual property notices) and in particular in any digital rights or other security technology embedded or contained within the Site.
Permission is granted to download and print hard copy parts of the Site for personal and non-commercial use.
You may not agree to, permit or assist in any way any third party to copy, re-produce, download, post, store(including in any other website), distribute, transmit, broadcast, commercially exploit or modify in any way the material or content of the Site without our express prior permission given in writing.   
The use of any trade marks or trade names on the Site is strictly prohibited unless you have our prior written permission.

6. Submitting information to the Site 
While we try to make sure that the Site is secure, we cannot guarantee the security of any information that you supply to us and therefore we cannot guarantee that it will be kept confidential. For that reason, you should not let us have any patentable ideas or patent applications, advertising or marketing suggestions, prototypes, or any other information that you regard as confidential, commercially sensitive or valuable (Unwanted Submissions). While we value your feedback, you agree not to submit any Unwanted Submissions. 
We may use any Unwanted Submissions as we see reasonably fit on a free-of-charge basis (bear in mind that we have no way of knowing whether such information is confidential, commercially sensitive or valuable because we do not monitor the Site to check for these matters). Therefore, we will not be legally responsible for keeping any Unwanted Submissions confidential nor will we be legally responsible to you or anybody else for any use of such Unwanted Submissions.
If you find any inaccurate information on the Site please let us know and we will correct it, where we agree, as soon as reasonably practicable. You should ensure information you send to us is accurate and does not breach anyone else’s rights such as copyright, or is libellous, obscene, menacing, threatening, offensive, abusive, fraudulent, criminal or infringes the rights of other people or is in any way illegal. Remember that the Site can be viewed around the world and the information you send to us will be published on the Site.

7. Limitation on our Liability and Indemnity
Except for any legal responsibility that we cannot exclude in law (such as for death or personal injury) or arising under applicable laws relating to the protection of your personal information, we are not legally responsible for any losses that were not foreseeable to you and us when the Terms were formed, or that were not caused by any breach on our part, or any business losses and losses to non-consumers.
Messages sent by email cannot be guaranteed to be completely secure. They are subject to possible interception, loss or alteration. We are not responsible for these and will not be liable to you or any other party for any damages or otherwise, in connection with any email message sent by you to us, or any email message sent by us to you.
You agree to indemnify and keep us indemnified against all claims, damages, expenses, costs and liabilities arising in any manner from your entry and use of the Site other than in accordance with the Terms

8. Your Privacy and Personal Information
Your privacy and personal information are important to us .Any personal information that you provide to us will be dealt with in line with our privacy policy, which explains what personal information we collect from you and how and why we collect, store, use and share such information, your rights in relation to your personal information and how to contact us and supervisory authorities in the event you have a query or complaint about the use of your personal information. You may view our privacy policy by clicking here

9. Cookies
The Site uses cookies to distinguish you from other users of the Site. This helps us to provide you with a good experience when you browse the Site and also allows us to improve the Site. For detailed information on the cookies we use and the purpose for which we use them see our Cookies Policy. 

10. Legal Jurisdiction and Dispute Resolution
We will try to resolve any disputes with you quickly and efficiently. You may view our Complaints Policy by clicking here.   
English law shall apply to the Terms, notwithstanding the jurisdiction where you are based. You irrevocably agree that the courts of England shall have exclusive jurisdiction to settle any dispute which may arise out of, under, or in connection with the Terms and for those purposes irrevocably submit all disputes to the jurisdiction of the English courts. The place of performance shall be England, UK.

11. Events beyond our control
We shall have no liability to you for any breach of the Terms caused by any event or circumstance beyond our reasonable control including, but not limited to, strikes, lock-outs or other industrial disputes, breakdown of systems or network access or flood, fire, explosion or accident.

12. Rights of third Parties
No one other than a party to the Terms has any right to enforce any of the Terms.

13. General
Any formal legal notices should be sent to us at the e mail address below and confirmed by post to the registered address of the National Farmers’ Union set out above, both marked for the attention of the Company Secretary.
Failure by us to enforce a right does not result in a waiver of such right.
You may not assign or transfer your rights under this agreement.
Nothing in these Terms is intended to, nor shall it, confer any benefit on a third party whether under the Contracts (Rights of Third Parties) Act 1999 or otherwise.

14. Further Information
If you have any questions about the Site please click on “Contact us”. Emails will be responded to Monday to Friday between the hours of 9am to 5pm.


Last edited:15 May 2019 at 09:35


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