Terms of Website Use
- Terms of website use
- Information about us
- Accessing Our Site
- Intellectual Property Rights
1. Terms of Website Use
1.3 Our site is intended for use by people interested in, employed by or connected with the retail 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.
If you have any questions, please contact [email protected]
2. Information about us
2.1 theretailbulletin.com is a site operated by The Retail Bulletin Limited (“we or us”). We are registered in England and Wales under company number 04453709 and have our registered office at 1 Appleton Court, Calder Park, Wakefield, West Yorkshire, WF2 7AR. Our VAT number is 805 416 352. We are a limited company.
3. Accessing our site
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 [email protected] or telephoning 01276 489626.
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 ‘theretailbulletin.com’ 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 [email protected]
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 [email protected]
5.4 You acknowledge that “The Retail Bulletin”, “Theretailbulletin.com” and “The Retail IT Bulletin” are our trade marks and that you may not use them without written permission from The Retail Bulletin Limited.
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.
7.1 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.
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.
1.1 We are committed to respecting and protecting your privacy. This policy sets out our approach. “We” in this context are Retail Bulletin Events LTD. We are the Publishers of The Retail Bulletin, a UK Retail News website and the organisers of all the events that are listed on The Retail Bulletin.com website.
1.2 We are committed to protecting the privacy of visitors to the website in accordance with the EU General Data Protection Regulation 2016 (GDPR) (the “Regulation”).
2. Information collected and retained by the Retail Bulletin Events LTD
2.1 We collect personal information about you from personal details provided by yourself in relation to the events and digital products we offer to our audience. We do not collect any sensitive personal information such as information on your racial or ethnic origins, political opinions, religious beliefs, trade union affiliations, sexual life, health or criminal history.
3. Use of information by Retail Bulletin Events LTD
3.1 We collect information which is necessary to:
3.1.1 provide information on relevant business events and information products to you and your organisation;
3.1.2 notify you of updates to any event registration or digital subscription you have with us; and
3.1.3 carry out internal administration and analysis.
3.2 We can also use that information to enhance your visit to our website by:
3.2.1 telling you about new products, new services and special offers;
3.2.2 tailoring your experience to your preferred choice of activities; and
3.2.3 informing you of changes in our website.
4. Accessing and amending your personal information
We will process your personal data for the purposes set out in clause 3 above. If, however, you have any queries or requests in relation to Data Protection/GDPR please notify our Data Protection Compliance Officer at: Retail Bulletin Events LTD 1st Floor, 57-59 High St, Bagshot,
Surrey, GU19 5AH or [email protected]
5. Disclosure to Third Parties
5.1 We may disclose your information to necessary third parties to enable us to provide you with the Services. By requesting us to provide you with the Services you consent to this disclosure.
5.2 We also reserve the right to access and disclose to third parties your information to comply with applicable laws including but not limited to disclosure in accordance with the GDPR Regulation, the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act 2000 and lawful authority requests, to safeguard the proper operation of our systems and to protect ourselves and our clients.
6. Protection of personal information
We use our reasonable endeavours, to ensure proper storage and careful disclosure of your personal information in order that nothing improper happens to your private information. These security measures mean that we may occasionally have to ask you for proof of identity before we are able to disclose personal information to you.
7. External Websites
If you tick the appropriate third party opt-in box when registering for events, Retail Bulletin Events LTD will provide your information to selected third parties who are commercially partnering with the event. We or they may contact you by mail, telephone or e-mail to let you know about services and products which may be of interest to you. You have the right to ask for a copy of the information held by us about you in our records. You also have the right to correct any inaccuracies in the information. If you enter your email address for an information download, we or our information partner may email you with further correspondence of which you can unsubscribe.
Cookies and IP Addresses
When you visit one of our websites, we may send you a cookie. A cookie is a small file wich is placed on your computer or device.
1. Essential Cookies
2. Analytical Performance Cookies
We use these types of cookies to monitor our websites performance and how their users may use it. These cookies provide us with information that helps us provide better products to their users and also to identify any areas that may need maintenance.
3. Functional Cookies
Functional cookies are used to remember your preferences on our website.
4. Behavioural Advertising Cookies/Third Party Cookies
We cannot control nor do we have access to any cookies placed on your computer by third party advertisers and sponsors.
We may also track IP addresses. An IP Address is a number that can identify an Internet Service Provider and country location. It cannot provide personal information
You are not obliged to accept our cookies and may modify your browser so that it will not accept cookies at all. The browser you use to surf the web not only allows you to see the cookies that you have got but also allows you to control their use.
You can control them by allowing them, deleting them individually or deleting all of them. You can also set your browser to not accept cookies altogether. If this option is selected, you should be aware that many websites will not function properly or at all. It may be possible to set your browser to not accept cookies and ask for your consent before each cookie is set on your device. This gives you control over what is set on your device, however has the drawback of slowing down your browsing experience.
There are different levels of control too. You are able to prevent just third party cookies being deployed, effectively opting out of behavioural advertising, and some even allow you to block specific companies you do not wish to deploy a cookie, instead of selecting all companies.
How can I prevent Online Behavioural Advertising?
The “Your Online Choices” page provided by the Internet Advertising Bureau (IAB), provides an easy way to opt out of behavioural advertising from each (or all) of the networks represented by the IAB.
Useful information about Cookies
Further information about cookies can be found on the following websites:
All About Cookies
Your Online Choices
Information Comissioners Office
Direct Marketing Association
Microsoft Cookies Guide
Web Beacons and URL tracking
As part of our email communications and website analyses, we may use web beacons and track URL’s.
Web beacons are electronic files that count users who access a website or page and can also allow us to see if a cookie has been activated. Web beacons on web pages or email communications allow us to see how successful an article may be or that an email message was successfully delivered and read.
Tracked URLs will count the amount of clicks on a web page. This allows us to edit the site according to the popularity of the articles you read.
You can’t decline web beacons, however by preventing cookies being used on your computer, you can prevent web beacons from tracking your activity. For information about managing your cookie options, please click here.
Please be aware that if you disable cookies, many services on our websites will not be available to you.
Acceptable Use Policy
- Prohibited Uses
- Interactive Services
- Content Standards
- Suspension and Termination
- Changes to the Acceptable Use Policy
1.1 This acceptable use policy sets out the terms between you and us under which you may access our website www.theretailbulletin.com (“our site”). This acceptable use policy applies to all users of, and visitors to, our site.
1.2 Your use of our site means that you accept, and agree to abide by, all the policies in this acceptable use policy, which supplement our Terms of Website Use.
1.3 theretailbulletin.com is a retail news site operated by The Retail Bulletin Limited (“we” or “us”). We are registered in England and Wales under company number 04453709 and have our registered office at Priory House, 45 – 51 High Street, Reigate, Surrey RH2 9AE. Our main trading address is Nicholson House, Weybridge, Surrey KT13 8JG. Our VAT number is 805 416 352. We are a limited company.
2. Prohibited Uses
2.1 You may use our site only for lawful purposes. You may not use our site:
2.1.1 In any way that breaches any applicable local, national or international law or regulation.
2.1.2 In any way that is unlawful or fraudulent, or has any unlawful or fraudulent purpose or effect.
2.1.3 For the purpose of harming or attempting to harm minors in any way.
2.1.4 To send, knowingly receive, upload, download, use or re-use any material which does not comply with our content standards.
2.1.5 To transmit, or procure the sending of, any unsolicited or unauthorised advertising or promotional material or any other form of similar solicitation (spam).
2.1.6 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.
2.2 You also agree:
2.2.1 Not to reproduce, duplicate, copy or re-sell any part of our site in contravention of the provisions of our Terms of Website Use.
2.2.2 Not to access without authority, interfere with, damage or disrupt:
126.96.36.199 any part of our site;
188.8.131.52 any equipment or network on which our site is stored;
184.108.40.206 any software used in the provision of our site; or
220.127.116.11 any equipment or network or software owned or used by any third party.
3. Interactive Services
3.1 We may from time to time provide interactive services on our site, including, without limitation, chat rooms and bulletin boards (“Interactive Services”).
3.2 Where we do provide any Interactive Service, we will provide clear information to you about the kind of service offered, if it is moderated and what form of moderation is used (including whether it is human or technical).
3.3 We will do our best to assess any possible risks for users (and in particular, for children) from third parties when they use any Interactive Service provided on our site, and we will decide in each case whether it is appropriate to use moderation of the relevant service (including what kind of moderation to use) in the light of those risks. However, 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.
3.4 The use of any of our Interactive Services by a minor is subject to the consent of their parent or guardian. We advise parents who permit their children to use an Interactive Service that it is important that they communicate with their children about their safety online, as moderation is not foolproof. Minors who are using any Interactive Service should be made aware of the potential risks to them.
3.5 Where we do moderate an Interactive Service, we will normally provide you with a means of contacting the moderator, should a concern or difficulty arise.
4. Content Standards
4.1 These content standards apply to any and all material which you contribute to our site (“Contributions”), and to any Interactive Services associated with it.
4.2 You must comply with the spirit of the following content standards as well as the letter. The content standards apply to each part of any contribution as well as to its whole.
4.3 Contributions must:
4.3.1 Be accurate (where they state facts).
4.3.2 Be genuinely held (where they state opinions).
4.3.3 Comply with applicable law in the UK and in any country from which they are posted.
4.4 Contributions must not:
4.4.1 Contain any material which is defamatory of any person.
4.4.2 Contain any material which is obscene, offensive, hateful or inflammatory.
4.4.3 Promote sexually explicit material.
4.4.4 Promote violence.
4.4.5 Promote discrimination based on race, sex, religion, nationality, disability, sexual orientation or age.
4.4.6 Infringe any copyright, database right or trade mark of any other person.
4.4.7 Be likely to deceive any person.
4.4.8 Be made in breach of any legal duty owed to a third party, such as a contractual duty or a duty of confidence.
4.4.9 Promote any illegal activity.
4.4.10 Be threatening, abuse or invade another’s privacy, or cause annoyance, inconvenience or needless anxiety.
4.4.11 Be likely to harass, upset, embarrass, alarm or annoy any other person.
4.4.12 Be used to impersonate any person, or to misrepresent your identity or affiliation with any person.
4.4.13 Give the impression that they emanate from us, if this is not the case.
4.4.14 Advocate, promote or assist any unlawful act such as (by way of example only) copyright infringement or computer misuse.
5. Suspension and Termination
5.1 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.
5.2 Failure to comply with this acceptable use policy constitutes a material breach of the Terms of Website Use upon which you are permitted to use our site, and may result in our taking all or any of the following actions:
5.2.1 Immediate, temporary or permanent withdrawal of your right to use our site.
5.2.2 Immediate, temporary or permanent removal of any posting or material uploaded by you to our site.
5.2.3 Issue of a warning to you.
5.2.4 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.
5.2.5 Further legal action against you.
5.2.6 Disclosure of such information to law enforcement authorities as we reasonably feel is necessary.
5.3 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.
6. Changes To The Acceptable Use Policy
- Price and Payment Terms
- Terms of Supply
1.1 These terms and conditions are incorporated into all orders for access to The Retail Bulletin Archive (“Archive”) supplied by The Retail Bulletin Limited (a UK retail news website) and should be read in conjunction with The Retail Bulletin Limited Terms of Website Use.
1.2 No variation to these terms and conditions shall be binding unless agreed in writing between the subscriber to the Archive (“Subscriber”) and The Retail Bulletin Limited.
2. Price and Payment Terms
2.1 Subject to paragraph 2.2 below the price payable for access to the Archive shall be the total price as specified on The Retail Bulletin Limited website.
2.2 The price is exclusive of Value Added Tax which the Subscriber shall be additionally liable to pay to The Retail Bulletin Limited.
3. Terms of Supply
Subscriptions run for a full year and no credit will be given for cancellations during the year.
The Retail Bulletin Limited’s liability in all circumstances is as set out in The Retail Bulletin Limited Terms of Website Use.
5.1 Any waiver by The Retail Bulletin Limited of any of these terms and conditions shall be limited to the particular instance and shall not operate or be deemed to operate as a future waiver of that or any other term.
5.2 These terms and conditions and all other express terms and conditions shall be governed and construed in accordance with the laws of England.
Competition Terms and Conditions
These standard terms and conditions are subject to any other terms and conditions provided to you or to which you are referred at the time of entering the competition.
COMPETITIONS: STANDARD TERMS AND CONDITIONS
- Competition details form part of these terms and conditions.
- Entry is open to residents of the UK except employees (and their families) of Retail Bulletin Events Ltd, the suppliers of the prizes and any other companies associated with the competitions.
- The entrant(s) must be aged 18 or over. Proof of identity and age may be required.
- Use of a false name or address will result in disqualification.
- Entries that are incomplete, illegible, indecipherable, or inaudible (if made by phone) will not be valid and deemed void.
- All entries must be made directly by the person entering the competition.
- Entries made online using methods generated by a script, macro or the use of automated devices will be void.
- No responsibility can be accepted for entries lost, damaged or delayed in the post, or due to computer error in transit.
- The prizes are as stated, are not transferable to another individual and no cash or other alternatives will be offered.
- The winner(s) is (are) responsible for expenses and arrangements not specifically included in the prizes, including any necessary travel documents, passports and visas.
- Prizes are subject to availability and the prize suppliers’ terms and conditions.
- The promoters reserve the right to amend or alter the terms of competitions at any time and reject entries from entrants not entering into the spirit of the competition.
- In the event of a prize being unavailable, the promoter reserves the right to offer an alternative prize of equal or greater value.
- The winner(s) agree(s) to the use of their name, photograph and disclosure of county of residence and will co-operate with any other reasonable requests by Retail Bulletin Media Ltd relating to any post-winning publicity.
- Unless stated otherwise the winner(s) will be drawn at random from all correct entries received by the closing date stated within the promotional material.
- Reasonable efforts will be made to contact the winner(s). If the winner(s) cannot be contacted, or are unable to comply with these terms and conditions, the Promoter reserves the right to offer the prize to the next eligible entrant drawn at random, or in the event that the promotion is being judged the Promoter reserves the right to offer the prize to the runner(s)-up selected by the same judges.
- Confirmation of the prize will be made via email to the winner(s).
- Failure to respond and/or provide an address for delivery, or failure to meet the eligibility requirements may result in forfeiture of the prize.
- Where applicable, the decision of the judges is final based on the criteria set out in the promotion and no correspondence will be entered into over this decision.
- Competitions may be modified or withdrawn at any time.
- The provider of the prize is specified within the promotional material.
- The Promoter is Retail Bulletin Events Limited, Nicholson House, 41 Thames Street, Weybridge, Surrey, KT13 8JG.
- In the event of a discrepancy between these standard terms and conditions and the details in the promotional material (or any other terms and conditions provided/referred to at the time of entry), the details of the promotional material (and any other terms and conditions provided/referred to at the time of entry) shall prevail.
- A list of winners will be available by writing to the Promoter at the Promoter’s address no earlier than six weeks, unless otherwise stated, after the close of the competition. Only the surname and county of the winners will be disclosed.