Terms and Conditions of Use

This page (together with the documents referred to on it) tells you the terms of use on which you may make use of our website www.creativepioneers.co.uk (our site), whether as a visitor or a registered user. Please read these terms of use carefully before you use the site. By using our site, you indicate that you accept these terms of use.
Information about us

This site is operated by The Institute of Practitioners in Advertising (IPA), a company limited by guarantee, registered in England (company number 221167), with its registered office at 44 Belgrave Square, London, SW1X 8QS (herafter “we”, “our”).
Accessing our site

Access to our site is permitted on a temporary basis, and we reserve the right to withdraw or amend the service we provide on our site without notice. We will not be liable if, for any reason, our site is unavailable at any time or for any period.

From time to time, we may restrict access to some parts of our site, or our entire site, to users who have registered with us.

If you choose, or you are provided with, a user identification code, password or any other piece of information as part of our security procedures, you must treat such information as confidential, and you must not disclose it to any third party. We have the right to disable any user identification code or password, whether chosen by you or allocated by us, at any time, if in our opinion you have failed to comply with any of the provisions of these terms of use.

When using our site, you must comply with the provisions of our acceptable use policy.

ACCESSIBILITY

You are responsible for making all arrangements necessary for you to have access to our site. You are also responsible for ensuring that all persons who access our site through your internet connection are aware of these terms, and that they comply with them.
Intellectual property rights

With the exception of third party feeds, we are the owner or the licensee of all intellectual property rights in our site, and in the material published on it.  All such rights are reserved. Except as set out in these terms and conditions, the content of the site may not be reproduced, distributed, transmitted, broadcast, displayed, sold, licensed or otherwise exploited for any purposes whatsoever without our prior written consent. You agree not to circumvent, disable or otherwise interfere with security related features of the site or features that prevent or restrict the use or copying of any content or enforce limitations on use of the site or the content thereof.
Reliance on information posted

Commentary and other materials posted on our site or displayed on third party feeds are not intended to amount to advice on which reliance should be placed.  We therefore disclaim all liability and responsibility arising from any reliance placed on such materials by any visitor to our site, or by anyone who may be informed of any of its contents.
Our site changes regularly

We aim to update our site regularly, and may change the content at any time. If the need arises, we may suspend access to our site, or close it indefinitely. Any of the material on our site may be out of date at any given time, and we are under no obligation to update such material.

Our liability

The material displayed on our site is provided without any guarantees, conditions or warranties as to its accuracy. To the extent permitted by law, we hereby expressly exclude:

All conditions, warranties and other terms which might otherwise be implied by statute, common law or the law of equity.
Any liability for any direct, indirect or consequential loss or damage incurred by any user in connection with our site or in connection with the use, inability to use, or results of the use of our site, any websites linked to it and any materials posted on it, including, without limitation any liability for:

loss of income or revenue, loss of business, loss of profits or contracts, loss of anticipated savings, loss of data, loss of goodwill, wasted management or office time, and

for any other loss or damage of any kind, however arising and whether caused by tort (including negligence), breach of contract or otherwise, even if foreseeable, provided that this condition shall not prevent claims for loss of or damage to your tangible property or any other claims for direct financial loss that are not excluded by any of the categories set out above.

This does not affect our liability for death or personal injury arising from our negligence, nor our liability for fraudulent misrepresentation or misrepresentation as to a fundamental matter, nor any other liability which cannot be excluded or limited under English law.

Information about you and your visits to our site

We process information about you in accordance with our privacy policy.  By using our site, you consent to such processing and you warrant that all data provided by you is accurate.
Uploading material to our site

Whenever you make use of a feature that allows you to upload material to our site, or to make contact with other users of our site, you must comply with the content standards set out in our acceptable use policy. You warrant that any such contribution does comply with those standards, and you indemnify us for any breach of that warranty.

Unless expressly stated to be confidential and/or proprietary at the point of submission, or when explained in any other terms and conditions to which you and we have agreed, any material you upload to our site will be considered non-confidential and non-proprietary, and upon upload you grant us a non-exclusive, royalty free perpetual licence to use, copy, distribute and disclose to third parties any such material for any purpose. We also have the right to disclose your identity to any third party who is claiming that any material posted or uploaded by you to our site constitutes a violation of their intellectual property rights, or of their right to privacy.

We will not be responsible, or liable to any third party, for the content or accuracy of any materials posted by you or any other user of our site.

We have the right to remove any material or posting you make on our site if, in our opinion, such material does not comply with the content standards set out in our acceptable use policy.

Viruses, hacking and other offences

You must not misuse our site by knowingly introducing viruses, worms, or other material which is malicious or technologically harmful. You must not attempt to gain unauthorised access to our site, the server on which our site is stored or any server, computer or database connected to our site. You must not attack our site via a denial-of-service attack or a distributed denial-of service attack.

We will not be liable for any loss or damage caused by a distributed denial-of-service attack, viruses or other technologically harmful material that may infect your computer equipment, computer programs, data or other proprietary material due to your use of our site or to your downloading of any material posted on it, or on any website linked to it.

Linking to our site

You may link to our home page, provided you do so in a way that is fair and legal and does not damage our reputation or take advantage of it, but you must not establish a link in such a way as to suggest any form of association, approval or endorsement on our part where none exists.

Our site must not be framed on any other site. We reserve the right to withdraw linking permission without notice. The website from which you are linking must comply in all respects with the content standards set out in our acceptable use policy.

If you wish to make any use of material on our site other than as expressly permitted in these terms and conditions, please address your request to hello@creativepioneers.co.uk.

Links from our site

Where our site contains links to other sites and resources provided by third parties, these links are provided for information only.  We have no control over the contents of those sites or resources, and accept no responsibility for them or for any loss or damage that may arise from your use of them.

Jurisdiction and applicable law

The English courts will have exclusive jurisdiction over any claim arising from, or related to, a visit to our site.

These terms of use and any dispute or claim arising out of or in connection with them or their subject matter or formation (including non-contractual disputes or claims) shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the law of England and Wales.

The site is controlled and offered by us in the United Kingdom. We make no representations and give no warranties that the site is appropriate or available for use in other locations. Those who access or use the site from other jurisdictions do so at their own risk and are responsible for compliance with any local laws.

Variations

We may revise these terms of use at any time by amending this page. You are expected to check this page from time to time to take notice of any changes we made, as they are binding on you. Some of the provisions contained in these terms of use may also be superseded by provisions or notices published elsewhere on our site.

Your concerns

If you have any concerns about material which appears on our site, please contact hello@creativepioneers.co.uk.
 

ACCEPTABLE USE POLICY

Prohibited uses

You may use our site only for lawful purposes.  You may not use our site:

    In any way that breaches any applicable local, national or international law or regulation.
    In any way that is unlawful or fraudulent, or has any unlawful or fraudulent purpose or effect.
    For the purpose of harming or attempting to harm minors in any way.
    To send, knowingly receive, upload, download, use or re-use any material which does not comply with our content standards.
    To transmit, or procure the sending of, any unsolicited or unauthorised advertising or promotional material or any other form of similar solicitation (spam).
    To knowingly transmit any data, send or upload any material that contains viruses, Trojan horses, worms, time-bombs, keystroke loggers, spyware, adware or any other harmful programs or similar computer code designed to adversely affect the operation of any computer software or hardware.

You also agree:

    Not to reproduce, duplicate, copy or re-sell any part of our site.
    Not to access without authority, interfere with, damage or disrupt:
    any part of our site;
    any equipment or network on which our site is stored;
    any software used in the provision of our site; or
    any equipment or network or software owned or used by any third party.

Interactive services

We may from time to time provide interactive services on our site, including, without limitation:

    Chat rooms.
    Bulletin boards.

 (interactive services).

We do not have a policy of pre-moderation of content submitted by third parties to the site or [pulled through third party feeds].  However, we reserve the right to post-moderate and the right to edit such materials provided such edits do not materially alter the meaning of the submission.  Notwithstanding this, we are under no obligation to oversee, monitor or moderate any interactive service we provide on our site, and we expressly exclude our liability for any loss or damage arising from the use of any interactive service by a user in contravention of our content standards, whether the service is moderated or not.

Use of interactive services is limited to persons registered with the site aged [18 years] and over.
Content standards

These content standards apply to any and all material which you contribute to our site (contributions), and to any interactive services associated with it.  For the avoidance of doubt, this includes all interactions with branded social media accounts connected with our website, to the extent that they do not conflict with the social media platform terms and conditions (in which case the latter shall prevail).

You must comply with the spirit of the following standards as well as the letter. The standards apply to each part of any contribution as well as to its whole.

Contributions must:

    Be accurate (where they state facts).
    Be genuinely held (where they state opinions).
    Comply with English law and in any country from which they are posted.

Contributions must not:

    Contain any material which is defamatory of any person.
    Contain any material which is obscene, offensive, hateful or inflammatory.
    Promote sexually explicit material.
    Promote violence.
    Promote discrimination based on race, sex, religion, nationality, disability, sexual orientation or age.
    Infringe any copyright, database right or trade mark of any other person.
    Be likely to deceive any person.
    Be made in breach of any legal duty owed to a third party, such as a contractual duty or a duty of confidence.
    Promote any illegal activity.
    Be threatening, abuse or invade another's privacy, or cause annoyance, inconvenience or needless anxiety.
    Be likely to harass, upset, embarrass, alarm or annoy any other person.
    Be used to impersonate any person, or to misrepresent your identity or affiliation with any person.
    Give the impression that they emanate from us, if this is not the case.
    Advocate, promote or assist any unlawful act such as (by way of example only) copyright infringement or computer misuse.

Suspension and termination

When we determine, at our sole discretion, that a breach of this policy has occurred, we may take action as we deem appropriate.  Such action may include all or any of the following actions:

Immediate, temporary or permanent withdrawal of your right to use our site.

Immediate, temporary or permanent removal of any posting or material uploaded by you to our site.

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.


We exclude liability for actions taken in response to breaches of this acceptable use policy.  The responses described in this policy are not limited, and we may take any other action we reasonably deem appropriate.

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