Terms & Conditions

Website Terms and Conditions

Yorkshire Standard website user terms

1. Introduction

These terms of use govern your use of our website; by using our website, you agree to these terms of use in full. If you disagree with these terms of use or any part of these terms of use, you must not use our website.

Welcome to www.yorkshirestandard.co.uk (the “Site”). And in these terms and conditions, when we say Site, we mean our digital content platform, regardless of how you access it.

This site is owned and made available by the Yorkshire Standard (referred to in these Terms and Conditions as “we” and “us”).

The Terms and Conditions form part of an agreement between you, the end-user, and ourselves and sets out the conditions under which you may access the information, products, services and advertisements (the “Material”) available through the Site.

By accessing, viewing or using the Material on the Site you have indicated to us that you both understand and agree to be bound by these Terms and Conditions.

2. Terms and Conditions

You must read the Terms and Privacy Policy. If you do not agree with the Terms, do not use this website. If you do use the website, your conduct indicates that you agree to be bound by the Terms.

Yorkshire Standard reserves the right to amend these Terms from time to time. Any amendment will be applicable to all persons accessing the website once the revised Terms have been posted. You should therefore check the website from time to time to review the current Terms.

If you have any concerns over any content posted on our site, please contact us.

3. Licence to use the website

Unless otherwise stated, we own the intellectual property rights in the website and material on the website. Subject to the licence below, all these intellectual property rights are reserved.

You may view, download for caching purposes only, and print pages from the website for your own personal use, subject to the restrictions set out below and elsewhere in these terms of use.

You undertake you shall not:

(a) republish material from this website (including republication on another website);
(b) sell, rent or sub-license material from the website;
(c) reproduce, duplicate, copy or otherwise exploit material on our website for a commercial purpose;
(d) edit or otherwise modify any material on the website.

You must not use the Site in any way that causes, or may cause, damage to the website or impairment of the availability or accessibility of the website; or in any way which is unlawful, illegal, fraudulent or harmful, or in connection with any unlawful, illegal, fraudulent or harmful purpose or activity.

You must not use the Site in a manner which constitutes a violation or infringement of any person, firm or company (including but not limited to rights of copyright or confidentiality);

You must not use the Site to copy, store, host, transmit, send, use, publish or distribute any material which consists of (or is linked to) any spyware, computer virus, Trojan horse, worm, keystroke logger, rootkit or other malicious computer software.

You must not conduct any systematic or automated data collection activities (including, without limitation, scraping, data mining, data extraction and data harvesting) on or in relation to our website without our written consent.

You undertake you will indemnify and defend us against all claims, liability, damages, costs and expenses, including legal fees, arising out of a breach of these Terms and Conditions or any use of the Material or the Site.

4. Liability

Except for death or personal injury arising from our negligence, we shall not be liable for any direct, indirect or consequential loss or damage to:

(a) any losses arising out of any event or events beyond our reasonable control;
(b) any business losses, including (without limitation) loss of or damage to profits, income, revenue, use, production, anticipated savings, business, contracts, commercial opportunities or goodwill.

5. Rights

The images and content of the Site are, unless otherwise stated, our property or our licensors’ property, and cannot be republished without permission (as highlighted in the ‘Licence to use the website’ section).

Images that are taken by Yorkshire Standard photographers belong to the Yorkshire Standard and are under the Copyright Act. Unless they are bought through the Newsprints online service, they cannot be republished without permission (as highlighted in 3. Licence to use the website).

We reserve the right to edit or remove any material published on the Site, or stored on our servers.

No part of the Site can be reproduced on, transmitted to or stored on any other web site or other form of electronic retrieval system, nor may any part of the site be accessed in such manner as to make it appear part of any third parties website without our prior written consent.

5.a RSS Feed

By downloading and using our RSS Feeds you agree to be bound by our Terms and Conditions.

Our RSS feeds are entirely free of charge for non-commercial use. You may not use our feeds on any site that we would consider a competitor to the Yorkshire Standard.

6. Exclusion of third party rights

These terms of use are for the benefit of you and us, and are not intended to benefit any third party or be enforceable by any third party. The exercise of our and your rights in relation to these terms of use is not subject to the consent of any third party.

7. Limited warranties

We do not warrant the completeness or accuracy of the information published on this website; nor do we commit to ensuring that the website remains available or that the material on the website is kept up-to-date.

If any mistakes, inaccuracies or updates can be seen, we will make the suitable amendments or changes, providing they are accurate, if we are contacted.

8. Breaches of these terms of use

Without prejudice to our other rights under these terms of use, if you breach these terms of use in any way, we may take such action as we deem appropriate to deal with the breach, including suspending your access to the website, prohibiting you from accessing the website, blocking computers using your IP address from accessing the website, contacting your internet service provider to request that they block your access to the website and/or bringing court proceedings against you.

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9. Cancellation or suspension

We can suspend or cancel your ability to use the website and its reader comments with immediate effect at any time for any reason, including but not restricted to your serious or repeated breach of these Terms or any conduct in connection with your use of this site that we consider inappropriate or disruptive and which is serious or persistent.

10. Your responsibilities

You are legally responsible for material you post or submit and you understand that by doing so you intend it to be published on the website. Such material may include without limitation words, artwork, pictures (still or moving) and sound. You give us free of charge the non-exclusive, sub-licensable right to edit, delete, copy, translate, create derivative works from, publish, broadcast, transmit, distribute, perform, make available to the public or otherwise use and re-use material contributed by you (or not use it) on the website and its reader comments and associated publications, and in any other media (now known or later developed) worldwide for the full term of any rights that may exist in your contribution (including any renewals or extensions) and you waive any moral rights in your contribution for these purposes.

11. By posting material on this website, you agree that:

  • You are not infringing the rights of any individual, corporation or organisation, including but not restricted to the owners of any copyright and other intellectual property, confidentiality or privacy right, and you have obtained any necessary permissions;
  • The material is your own original work or you have the right to make it available to use for the purposes in 10 above;
  • You have not defamed any individual, organisation or otherwise affected their legal rights. This may include but is not restricted to: comment which cannot be justified; facts which are untrue or unprovable; statements breaching an individual’s privacy; statements which may prejudice a court case; images or statements which are obscene, pornographic or illegal; statements which are offensive on grounds of race, religion, creed, colour or which may incite hatred or disrespect in any third party; statements which breach the criminal law, whether or not known to be illegal; statements which may breach professional ethics or standards.

12. Indemnity

You hereby indemnify us and undertake to keep us indemnified against any losses, damages, costs, liabilities and expenses (including, without limitation, legal expenses and any amounts paid by us to a third party in settlement of a claim or dispute on the advice of our legal advisers) incurred or suffered by us arising out of any breach by you of any provision of these terms of use, [or arising out of any claim that you have breached any provision of these terms of use.]

13. Loss or damage – Disclaimer

You acknowledge that:

  • The contributions to the website and its reader comments are the statements and views of the contributors and not of us;
  • In the ‘Your Say’ section, contributors and authors who submit their OWN content and opinions do not necessarily reflect the opinions and views of the Editor, the staff team, or the Yorkshire Standard. They are writings and views expressed solely by the author of the piece.
  • It is your sole responsibility to check the accuracy of any facts and opinions given on this website before entering into any commitment based upon them;
  • Any third parties advertising on our websites, or external (or link) sites accessible via our websites, are not under our control and we are not responsible in any way for any of their contents or for any agreement you may enter into with a third party arising from your visit to our website.

14.

We are not liable for any loss or damage, howsoever arising, from contributions to the website and its community by other parties, your use of this site or inability to use this site, or any errors and omissions on this site, and whether such loss or damage is foreseen or forseeable. This includes but is not restricted to indirect, consequential, special or exemplary damages, loss of business, loss of profit, loss of revenue, loss of opportunity, loss of reputation, loss of data and loss suffered by third parties. This does not exclude our liability for fraud, or for death or personal injury caused by our negligence, or for any other liability which cannot be excluded or limited by law.

15.

We make no representations and give no warranties with regard to the quality, suitability, reliability, compatibility, accuracy, non-infringement or completeness of the contents of this website, and any implied warranties are excluded to the extent permitted by law.

16.

We do not warrant that this website, or the host server that supplies it will be uninterrupted or free of errors, viruses or bugs and we shall not be liable if this site is inaccessible at any time. Access may be suspended temporarily without notice for technical reasons or for reasons over which we have no control.

17. Data protection

We may use your IP address and session details, for recording web statistics on the Site using the Google Analytics tool.

18.

If we find your use of this site seriously inappropriate, offensive or disruptive, we may use information we have about you to stop such conduct, and this may include informing relevant third parties such as your employer, school, email provider or, in the case of any suspected unlawful activity, the police.

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Further relevant privacy terms are given in the Privacy Policy.

20. Jurisdiction

These Terms shall be governed by the laws of England and Wales and any disputes will be submitted to and resolved by the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of England and Wales.

21.

If any of these terms are determined to be illegal, invalid or otherwise unenforceable by any court then, to the extent to which that term is illegal, invalid or unenforceable, it shall be severed and deleted from these Terms and the remaining terms shall remain in full force and effect.

Yorkshire Standard, owned by Mr Hasan Faridi. You can contact us by email at news@yorkshirestandard.co.uk.