USER AGREES TO READ THESE CONDITIONS OF USE CAREFULLY BEFORE USING THIS SITE

Our lawyers insist that we include a series of statements outlining our liability in all transactions with the public. We insisted that it be a clear statement in English and not in legal jargon. What we have here is something in between.

Use of this site signifies user’s agreement to the terms of the “Conditions of Use” set forth below. User acknowledge that user has read the disclaimer and the Conditions of Use and that user accepts the terms thereof. If user does not agree to these Conditions of Use, do not use this site.

Names and Copyrights

The names Valley News and Your Valley News, which are interchangeably used throughout this website, refers to our registered name, Valley Community News Ltd. Registered in England & Wales under Nr: 08176016 at The Old Court House Union Road Farnham Surrey GU9 7PT. All brand and product names are the trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective holders. All rights reserved.

Restrictions on use of materials

User acknowledges that this site may contain information, communications, photographs, text, graphics, images and other material and services (collectively called “Content”), which is provided by Valley Community News Ltd. (from now on called “Valley News”). User agrees and acknowledges that, notwithstanding, Valley News permits access to the Content, the Content is protected by copyrights, trademarks, and other proprietary (including intellectual property) rights (collectively called “Rights”), these Rights are valid and protected in all images now existing or later developed, and that except as specifically provided in these Terms, user’s use of the Content shall be governed and constrained by applicable copyright, trademark and other intellectual property laws. In addition to Valley News rights in individual elements of the Content, Valley News owns a copyright in the selection, coordination, arrangement and enhancement of the Content. User may not modify, publish, transmit, participate in the transfer or sale of, reproduce, create derivative works from, distribute, perform, display, incorporate into another website, or in any other way exploit any of the Content, in whole or in part.

Restrictions of use

Valley News and its subsidiaries and affiliates may create, use and/or distribute activity reports or other abstracts or descriptions of any or all material and information provided by users to this site or any derivative work, except that we will not disclose any non-public information identifiable to any particular user without such user’s approval unless required by any government agency or by law. User shall not transmit any material or information to this site which infringes on any copyright or other proprietary rights of any other person.

Transmissions to and from this site are not confidential and user’s communications may be read or intercepted by others. Links to and from this site do not constitute an endorsement by Valley News or any of our subsidiaries or affiliates.

Disclaimer

THE MATERIALS IN THIS SITE INCLUDING ALL CONTENT, SOFTWARE, FUNCTIONS, AND INFORMATION MADE AVAILABLE ON OR ACCESSED THROUGH THIS SITE ARE PROVIDED “AS IS” AND WITHOUT WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED. TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMISSIBLE BY LAW, VALLEY NEWS MAKES NO REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND WHATSOEVER FOR THE CONTENT ON THIS SITE OR THE INFORMATION AND FUNCTIONS MADE ACCESSIBLE BY THE SOFTWARE USED HEREIN OR FOR ANY PRODUCTS OR SERVICES OR HYPERTEXT LINKS TO THIRD PARTIES. FURTHER, VALLEY NEWS AND ITS SUBSIDIARIES AND AFFILIATES DISCLAIM ANY EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION, NON-INFRINGEMENT, MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. VALLEY NEWS DOES NOT WARRANT OR GUARANTEE THAT THE INFORMATION AND FUNCTIONS CONTAINED IN THE MATERIALS WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR-FREE, THAT DEFECTS WILL BE CORRECTED, OR THAT THIS SITE OR THE SERVER THAT MAKES IT AVAILABLE ARE FREE OF VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS.

Limitation of liability

Under no circumstances, including, but not limited to, negligence, shall Valley News be liable for any special or consequential damages that result from the use of, or the inability to use, the materials in this site, even if Valley News or an authorized representative has been advised of the possibility of such damages. Applicable law may not allow the limitation or exclusion of implied warranties, liability or incidental or consequential damages, so the above limitation or exclusion may not apply to user. In no event shall Valley News’s total liability to user for all damages, losses, and causes of action [whether in contract, tort (including, but not limited to, negligence) or otherwise] exceed the amount paid by user, if any, for accessing this site.

Cookie Usage

A cookie is a small text file which is transferred from a website and stored on your computer, tablet, or smartphone. It enables a website to “remember” who you are. Most browsers are automatically set to accept cookies but if you are using most other popular browsers, you should be able to configure your browser to restrict cookies or block all cookies if you wish.

We use cookies on the our website to collect information about how visitors use the website, and to collect standard analytics data to enhance the performance of our website. This is important to us as we want to improve the visitor journey when you browse our website and ensure that it is as user friendly as possible. However, our cookies do not gather any personally identifying information such as a person’s name or email address, and any information gathered by the use of cookies is compiled on an aggregate and anonymous basis. You can disable the cookies that we attach if your browser supports this.

To check and update your cookie settings, you will need to know what browser you are using (Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Firefox, Safari or any other) and what version of it you have. You can usually find this out by opening the browser, then clicking on ‘Help’ and then ‘About’. This will give you information about the browser version you are using.

To find out how to manage cookies please refer to The EU cookie law (e-Privacy Directive) or your browser’s help options for more information.

Please remember that if you amend your cookie settings your browsing experience may be negatively affected. You may be unable to use some of our online services.

Other

This agreement shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of England, without giving effect to any principles of conflicts of law. If any provision of this agreement shall be unlawful, void, or for any reason unenforceable, then that provision shall be deemed severable from this agreement and shall not affect the validity and enforceability of any remaining provisions. This is the entire agreement between the parties relating to the subject matter herein and shall not be modified except in writing, signed by both parties.

For further information or comments on this agreement please e-mail us at newsletter@yourvalleynews.co.uk.

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