Website Terms and Conditions
1.These terms apply to the entire content of this web site (the “Website”). If you do not accept these terms, please do not use this Website. Coventry University (the “University”) updates these terms from time to time and any changes will be effective immediately on being set out here. Please ensure you are aware of the current terms. Your continued use of the Website indicates your agreement to all such revised Website Terms.
2. Unless otherwise indicated, this Website and its contents are the property of the University whose administrative offices are at Alan Berry Building, Priory Street, Coventry, CV1 5FB. The copyright in the material contained on this Website belongs to the University or its licensors. The trademarks appearing on this Website are protected by the laws of England and by international trademark laws.
Submitting information to the website
3.Persons submitting material to this Website are solely responsible for the material and for any claims relating to its content, whether made against the University or otherwise. Whilst the University does not exercise editorial control over any content posted to the Website by users, the University reserves the right at its sole discretion to remove any content which it has been notified is objectionable, whether or not the objection is substantiated, and otherwise to review, edit or delete any comments posted by users which it deems defamatory, unlawful, threatening or otherwise objectionable. Notwithstanding the foregoing, and to the extent permitted in law, the University accepts no responsibility or liability for any material communicated by third parties via the Website.
4.Subject to the above, those gaining access to this Website are authorised to make use of the Website (and of interactive facilities which are available through it) for any lawful purposes. The following is a non-exclusive list of uses which are expressly prohibited: a. using the Website to commit or encourage unlawful acts, including unlawful copying of copyright material; b. misrepresenting the user’s identity or authority; c. distributing any type of virus, spyware or other device intended to cause nuisance, loss or corruption of any information on the Website or accessed through it, or of any systems used to operate the Website or any systems accessed through it; d. tampering with communications which are not the user’s, or making any alteration to any information on the Website; e. accessing or attempting to access other parties’ user accounts; f. hacking or attempting to hack any part of the Website, or any system used to run it, or any system accessed through the Website; g. disrupting the flow of communications in interactive areas; h. storing personal data derived from the Website; i. posting material which: i. infringes intellectual property rights; ii. defames or threatens other people or organisations; iii. is offensive, obscene or hateful, or which other users of the Website are likely to consider offensive, obscene or hateful.
5.Use of this Website by members of the University is also subject to the Code of Conduct for use of ICT Facilities.
6.The University reserves the right at its sole discretion to remove, or disable access to, any material which it deems to be potentially objectionable to or defamatory of any person, unlawful, threatening or in violation of any third-party rights or any other part of these Website Terms. Use of our site by staff or students of the University is also subject to the rules and provisions set out in the applicable University Disciplinary Procedure and Codes of Discipline.
7.The University will not be responsible as author, editor or publisher of any material published, displayed or submitted to the Website by any third party and to the fullest extent permitted in law, expressly excludes its liability for any loss or damage arising from the communication of such material through the Website. By submitting any material to the Website, unless otherwise expressly agreed, you agree to grant the University an irrevocable, free of charge, non-exclusive, worldwide, perpetual licence to use such material for any purpose.
8.You may link to material on our Website, 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. The University reserves the right to withdraw linking permission without notice.
9.Whilst every effort has been taken to ensure the accuracy of the information on this Website, the University regularly reviews the contents of the site, which is subject to change from time to time. The University makes no representations about the accuracy, reliability, completeness or timeliness of the material or the Website and disclaims all liability and responsibility arising from any reliance by you on the Website and the Material. It is the responsibility of all visitors to this site to verify the accuracy of all relevant facts before entering into commitment based upon them.
10.Nothing on this Website constitutes any part of a contract unless otherwise expressly stated.
11.This Website contains links to many external websites which are not affiliated with the University. The University is not responsible for and has no control over these sites, and links to external sites should not be taken as a recommendation or endorsement of the external site’s information, products or services.
12.Every effort is made to ensure downloadable content is free from viruses, spyware or other malware but the University accepts no liability for damages resulting from virus infection.
13.While the University tries to make this website available 24 hours a day, it reserves the right to suspend or withdraw access, without notice, to either the whole or part of the web site, for any reason.
14.Unless they are contained in University Information, or unless expressly stated otherwise, opinions given on this Website are those of the individuals making them, and not those of the University: the University is not responsible for such opinions or any claims resulting from them.
15.In no circumstances, to the fullest extent permitted at law, shall Coventry University nor or any of its officers or employees be liable for any loss, additional costs or damage howsoever arising suffered as a result of any use of this website or the information, content, or products. Nothing will limit the University’s liability for death or personal injury caused by its negligence or for fraud. Governing law and Jurisdiction
16.These terms are governed by English law, and the Courts of England have exclusive jurisdiction in relation to them.
18.If any of these terms is found to be illegal or unenforceable by a court of competent jurisdiction, the term(s) in question will be severed; but the remaining terms will continue in force.
19.No waiver of any term shall be deemed a further or continuing waiver of such term or any other term. Nothing in these Website Terms shall confer on any third party any benefit or the right to enforce any provision of these terms and conditions.