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Terms of website use

  1. Terms of website use
  2. Information about us
  3. Accessing Our Site
  4. Linking
  5. Intellectual Property Rights
  6. Liability
  7. General

1.    Terms of Website Use

1.1    Please read these terms of use carefully before you start to use the website. 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 ("our site"), whether as a guest or a registered user.

1.2    We may change these terms of use at any time by updating this page and you should therefore check this page from time to time to review these terms of use to take notice of any changes made, as they are legally 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 Some of the provisions contained in these terms of use may also be superseded by provisions or notices published elsewhere on our site.

1.3    Our site is intended for use by people interested in, employed by or connected with the IT industry. You must be over eighteen to use our site and register with us. As a guest you will be able to access material on some areas of our site without going through the registration process, however certain areas of our site are only open to registered users.

1.4    In addition, those registered users who wish to have access to the archived material on our site ("Archive Subscribers") should read and accept the Archive Subscription Terms of Use.

1.5    By using our site, you indicate that you accept these terms of use and that you agree to abide by them. If you do not agree to these terms of use, please refrain from using our site.

If you have any questions, please contact

2.    Information about us

2.1 is a site operated by Surf Media LTD ("we or us").

3.    Accessing our site

3.1    There is no specific time limit applying to your access and use of our site on these terms  of use. 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 (see below). We will not be liable if for any reason our site is unavailable at any time or for any period.

3.2    If you register on our site as a registered user, you must provide us with accurate, complete registration information and it is your responsibility to inform us of any changes to that information (including in particular your e-mail address) by e-mailing If you choose 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 at any time, if in our opinion you have failed to comply with any of the provisions of these terms of use.

3.3    Each registration is for a single user only. We do not permit any of the following:

3.3.1   any other person sharing your user name and password; or

3.3.2   access through a single name and password being made available to multiple users on a network.

3.4    You are responsible for all use of our site and for preventing unauthorised use of your user identification code or password. If you believe there has been any breach of security such as the disclosure, theft or unauthorised use of your user identification code or password or any payment information, you must notify us immediately by e-mailing

3.5    If on registration (or on amendment of your registration details) you provide us with an email address that will result in any emails we may send you being sent to you via a computer network operated by or on behalf of your employer or college (or similar) then by providing us with such an address you warrant that you are entitled to receive emails at that address. You also agree that we may stop sending you any emails to such address without notifying you, even if you have subscribed to receive them, if we receive a request from your employer or college to stop sending emails to that address.

3.6    If you register to use the free e-mail service on our site, you must not use the service to send, or use or re-use any material which is unlawful, threatening, abusive, libellous or indecent or which infringes copyright or other rights of third parties or which contains any other form of illegal content. You must not use the service to send any chain e-mails or SMS messages or "spam" or to spread or send messages which contain viruses or other malicious bugs.

3.7    When using our site, you must comply with the provisions of our Acceptable Use Policy.

3.8    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.

3.9    You should be aware that your Internet Service Provider and/or telephone operator may charge you for time spent accessing our site in the same way that you are charged for making telephone calls. You should contact your operator if you require details of these charges, as you will be responsible for them.

4.    Linking and interaction with our site

4.1    Linking to our site

4.1.1   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, or misrepresent the relationship between us and the linking site or present any false information about us, and 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.

4.1.2   You must notify us in writing that the link has been established and confirm that you have complied with the provisions of this section.

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

4.1.4   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 the linking permission without notice.

4.1.5   The website from which you are linking must comply in all respects with the contents standards as set out in our Acceptable Use Policy and in addition must display an exact copy of ‘’ logo although it must not use any of our trade marks displayed on our site without our permission.

4.1.6   If you wish to make use of any Content on our site other than that set out above, please address your request to

4.2    Uploading material to our site

4.2.1   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.

4.2.2   Any material you upload to our site will be considered non-confidential and non-proprietary, and we have the right 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.

4.2.3   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.

4.2.4   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.

4.3    Viruses, hacking and other offences

4.3.1   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 attack our site via a denial-of-service attack or a distributed denial-of service attack.

4.3.2   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 such a breach, your right to use our site will cease immediately.

4.3.3   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.

5.    Intellectual Property Rights

5.1    All intellectual property rights in our site and in the material published on it, including newsletters and news alerts by E-mail ("Content") is owned by us or our licensors. This Content is protected by copyright laws and treaties around the world and all such rights are reserved.

5.2    You may retrieve and display Content from our site on a computer screen, PDA or mobile telephone, print individual pages on paper and store such pages in electronic form on disk or on your mobile telephone (but not on any server or other storage device connected to a network) for your personal, non-commercial use and you may draw the attention of others within your organisation to Content posted on our site.

5.3    Except as expressly set out above, you may not reproduce, modify, store, archive or in any way commercially exploit any of the Content. In particular, but without limiting the general application of the restrictions contained in the preceding sentence, you may not do any of the following without prior written permission from us (and neither may you allow a third party to do any of the same):

5.3.1   redistribute any of the Content (including by using it as part of any library, archive or similar service);

5.3.2   remove the copyright or trade mark notice from any copies of Content made under these terms;

5.3.3   create a database in electronic or structured manual form by systematically downloading and storing all or any of the Content;

Requests to republish or redistribute Content should be addressed to

5.4    You acknowledge that are our trade marks and that you may not use them without written permission from Surf Media Limited.

5.5    If you use any of the Content on our site in breach of these terms of use, your right to use our site will cease immediately and you must, at our option, return or destroy any copies of the Content you have made.

6.    Liability

6.1    Content from our site is not intended to amount to advice on which reliance should be placed, it is only for your general information and use and is not intended to address your particular requirements. Appropriate independent advice should be obtained before making any such decisions. Any arrangements made between you and any third party named on our site are at your sole risk and responsibility. 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.

6.2    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 Content on our site may be out of date at any given time, and we are under no obligation to update such material.

6.3    Because of the number of sources from which we obtain Content and due to the nature of electronic distribution via the internet and mobile telephones (or other portable electronic devices), our site, Content, software or services available through our site (collectively, "Site Services") are provided on an "as is", "with all faults" and "as available" basis and without any guarantees, conditions or warranties, including without limitation, any implied warranties of merchantability or of fitness for a particular purpose, any express or statutory warranties, and any warranties or duties regarding accuracy, timeliness, completeness, performance, lack of negligence or of workmanlike effort. Additionally, we make no warranty that the Site Services are free from infection by viruses or anything else that has contaminating or destructive properties, nor do we provide any warranty against infringement or of title or quiet enjoyment.

6.4    We hereby expressly exclude 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 Content posted on it, including, without limitation any liability for:

6.4.1   loss of income or revenue;

6.4.2   loss of business;

6.4.3   loss of profits or contracts;

6.4.4   loss of anticipated savings;

6.4.5   loss of data;

6.4.6   loss of goodwill;

6.4.7   wasted management or office time; and

for any other loss or damage of any kind, howsoever arising and whether caused by tort (including negligence), breach of contract or otherwise, even if foreseeable or we have been advised of the possibility of such damages.

6.5    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 applicable law.

6.6    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.

6.7    Advertising and Sponsorship

Part of our site or related services may contain advertising and sponsorship. Advertisers and sponsors are responsible for ensuring that material submitted for inclusion on our site complies with international and national law. We will not be responsible for any error or inaccuracy in advertising or sponsorship material.

6.8    Competitions and Prizes

From time to time we may run competitions, free prize draws and promotions on our site. These are subject to additional terms that will be made available at the time they are run.

7.    General

7.1    You may not assign, sub-license or otherwise transfer any of your rights under these terms.

7.2    If any provision of these terms is deemed unlawful, void or for any other reason unenforceable then that provision shall be deemed severable from these terms and shall not affect the validity and enforceability of any remaining provisions.

7.3    Failure by either party to exercise any right or remedy under these terms does not constitute a waiver of that right or remedy. Headings in these terms are for convenience only and will have no legal meaning or effect.

7.4    Jurisdiction

Our site is primarily intended for UK residents only and only in relation to their activities within the UK. The information on our site may not be accurate or relevant in relation to activities outside the UK.

These terms and your use of information or materials from our site are governed by the laws of England and the English courts will have exclusive jurisdiction over any claim arising from or related to a visit to our site, although we retain the right to bring proceedings against you for a breach of these conditions in your country of residence or any other relevant country.