Terms and Conditions of using the Website

Last updated: May 2021

    Company Information

  • A. Share & Sons Limited
  • Registered in England and Wales
  • Company number: 323778
  • VAT Registration number: 605 6320 68
  • Registered office: 45 - 49 Villiers Street, Sunderland, SR1 1HA
  • Email address: privacy@scs.co.uk

This policy sets out the terms on which you may access, browse and use our site.

1.1 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 or our site, or our entire site, to users who have registered with us.

When using our site, you must comply with the provisions of our acceptable use policy (see section 4.12).

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 conditions, and that they comply with them.

1.2 Intellectual property rights

We are the owner or the licensee of all intellectual property rights in our site (including but not limited to the site design, text, graphics and all software and source codes connected with the site), and in the material published on it. Those works are protected by copyright laws and treaties around the world. All such rights are reserved.

You may print off one copy, and may download extracts, of any page(s) from our site for your personal reference. 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 any illustrations, photographs, video or audio sequences or any graphics separately from any accompanying text.

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

You must not use any part of the materials on our site for commercial purposes without obtaining a licence to do so from us or our licensors.

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

1.3 Reliance on information posted

Commentary and other materials posted on our site 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 those materials by any visitor to our site, or by anyone who may be informed of any of its contents. This applies equally to materials posted on any social media sites linked to from this site. Please see the social media section below.

1.4 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 that material.

1.5 Information about you and your visits to our site

We use your personal information in accordance with our Privacy Policy which can be found here. Please take the time to read this, as it includes important terms which apply to you.

1.6 Transactions concluded through our site

Contracts for the supply of products formed through our site or as a result of visits made by you are governed by our terms and conditions of sale (see above under section 2).

1.7 Viruses, hacking and other offences

You must not misuse our site by knowingly introducing viruses, trojans, worms, logic bombs 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 launch denial-of-service attacks or distributed denial-of-service attacks on our site.

By breaching this provision, you would commit a criminal offence under the Computer Misuse Act 1990. We will report any such breach to the relevant law enforcement authorities and we will co-operate with those authorities by disclosing your identity to them. In the event of a breach, your right to use our site will cease immediately.

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.

1.8 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.

You must not establish a link from any website that is not owned by you.

Our site must not be framed on any other site, nor may you create a link to any part of our site other than the home page. 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 (section 4.12).

If you wish to make any use of material on our site other than that set out above, please address your request to scsonline@scs.co.uk.

1.9 Links from our site

Where our site contains links to other sites and resources provided by third parties, these links are provided for your 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.

1.10 Social media

We have limited control over the contents of any social media sites used by us and linked to from this site, such as our Facebook page or Twitter account. If you post content to those social media sites, please do so in a way that is fair and legal and does not damage our reputation or take advantage of it, or in such a way as to suggest the posting represents our views or any form of association, approval or endorsement on our part where none exists.

Our acceptable use policy below applies to your use of these social media sites, in addition to any policies of the owners of the social media sites.

1.11 Acceptable use policy

1.12.1 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 (section 4.12.2); or
  • to transmit, or procure the sending of, any unsolicited or unauthorised advertising or promotional material or any other form of similar solicitation (spam).
  • You also agree

  • not to reproduce, duplicate, copy or re-sell any part of our site in contravention of the provisions of our agreement;
  • 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.

1.12.2 Content standards

These content standards apply to any and all material which you contribute to our site (contributions). 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); and
  • comply with applicable law in the UK 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 or promote violence;
  • promote discrimination of any kind;
  • 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 or 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; or
  • advocate, promote or assist any unlawful act such as (by way of example only) copyright infringement or computer misuse.

1.12.3 Suspension and termination

We will determine, in our discretion, whether there has been a breach of this acceptable use policy through your use of our site. When a breach of this policy has occurred, we may take such action as we deem appropriate.

Failure to comply with this acceptable use policy constitutes a material breach of our agreement, and may result in our taking 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;
  • issue of a warning to you;
  • 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; or
  • disclosure of that information to law enforcement authorities as we reasonably feel is necessary.

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

1.12.4 Changes to our acceptable use policy

We may revise this policy 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 make, as they are legally binding on you. Some of the provisions contained in this acceptable use policy may also be superseded by provisions or notices published elsewhere on our site.

1.12.5 Your concerns

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

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