Terms of Website Use


Terms & Conditions in relation to www.maitreofthyme.com

In these Terms we, our or us refers to Maître of Thyme Limited who are the owners and operators of the website www.maitreofthyme.com (the Website).  Full details of our identity and address are set out at term 13.

  1. Acceptance of Terms

1.1 By accessing www.maitreofthyme.com (the Website) you agree to be bound by these Terms and accept our Privacy Policy set out elsewhere on the Website.  If you do not accept these terms you should not use the services offered on the Website and should leave immediately.

1.2 You agree that you will not use the Website for any illegal purpose or in any way that may impair the performance, corrupt the content or otherwise reduce the functionality of the Website.  You also agree not to attempt to compromise the security of the Website or attempt to gain access to secured areas or sensitive information.

1.3 These Terms apply to all users of the Website, including Users who post their own material (User Content) on the interactive section of the Website. The Website may contain links to third party websites that are not owned and controlled by us.  We have no control over and assume no responsibility for any third party websites.

  1. Modification

2.1 We reserve the right to change these Terms without notice.  The new Terms will be posted upon the Website and your continued use of the Website will be considered acceptance of them.  You are advised to check these Terms regularly.

2.2 We may at any time modify or remove any part of the Website without warning or incurring liability as a result of such action.

  1. Access to the Website

3.1 We grant you permission to use the Website in accordance with these Terms provided that:

3.1.1 You do not copy or distribute any part of the Website without our prior written authority.

3.1.2 You do not alter or modify any part of the Website except as you are authorised to do.

To gain access to some features of the Website and to post User Content, you will have to register in order to create an account.  You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your account and password and for preventing unauthorised access to your account.  You accept responsibility for all activities that occur under your account or password and will take all necessary steps to keep your password confidential and secure.  You must inform us immediately if you believe your password has become known to another or is being used in an unauthorised manner.

3.2 You must ensure that the details you provide to us are correct and complete and you must tell us immediately of any changes.

3.3 We reserve the right to refuse access to the Website and to terminate your account.   You may be liable for our losses and the losses of third parties due to unauthorised use of your account or of the Website.

3.4 You agree not to use any automated system (such as robots or spiders) to access the Website.  You agree not to collect any personal information on users or other individuals from the Website.  You agree not to use the communication systems of the Website for soliciting business for commercial purposes.

  1. User Content

4.1 The Website permits you (subject to compliance with these Terms and other provisions detailed on the Website) to post your User Content on the interactive section of the Website. We do not guarantee any confidentiality with respect to User Content.

4.2 You alone are responsible for your own User Content and the consequences of posting User Content upon the Website.  By posting User Content you confirm:

4.2.1 You have permission to use all User Content.  If you have not yourself created the User Content you have valid permission from the owners of copyright, trade mark or other intellectual property rights in or displayed upon the User Content; and

4.2.2 You have written consent and release from every individual person in the User Content to use material which shows or identifies such individual.

4.3 You retain ownership rights in User Content which you have created.  By submitting User Content to the Website you grant us a worldwide royalty free licence to Use your User Content in connection with the Website.  We are also entitled to use User Content in any media for promoting and redistributing any part of the Website.  You also grant all other users of the Website a non-exclusive licence to have access to your User Content through the Website and to Use your User Content as permitted through the functionality of the Website but subject to these Terms.  Any Licence you grant terminates once you remove any User Content from the Website.

4.4 ‘Use’ for the purpose of these Terms in relation to User Content means and includes use, reproduction, distribution, display and preparation of derivative works.

4.5 In relation to your User Content you confirm that you will not:-

4.5.1 Submit to the Website any material that is the copyright of a third party or subject to the ownership or any other form of intellectual property rights of a third party without written permission from the lawful owner.

4.5.2 Publish misrepresentations or untrue comments that could cause damage to us or any third party.

4.5.3 Submit User Content which is defamatory, threatening or likely to harass, racially or ethnically offensive, pornographic, obscene or which might encourage violent or criminal conduct or which is otherwise inappropriate.

4.6 We do not endorse any User Content and will not be liable for any liability in respect of User Content.  We reserve the right to remove User Content without notice.

4.7 We do not permit you to post material which infringes copyright or other intellectual property rights of third parties.  If you are a copyright owner and believe that any User Content infringes your copyright please send us notification of copyright infringement in accordance with the details set out at clause 12 of these Terms under the heading Copyright Complaints.

4.8 When using the Website you will see User Content submitted by others.  We are not responsible for the accuracy or usefulness of such User Content or for the intellectual property rights contained in it.  You agree that you have no claims or remedies against us in relation to any inaccuracy or offence caused by any User Content posted by others.

  1. Liability

5.1 We will not be liable to you for any direct, indirect, special or consequential damages including loss of business, revenue, profits, data or anticipated savings in relation to your use of the Website or any other loss.

5.2 Specifically we shall not be liable to you for any User Content or for any defamatory, offensive or illegal conduct of any third party or User Content posted by any third party and you accept sole responsibility for any risk of loss or damage from these causes.

5.3 We do not limit in any way our liability by law to you for death or personal injury caused by our negligence or breach of duty.

5.4 We do not limit or exclude any statutory rights you may have as a consumer.

  1. Copyright

6.1 All our intellectual property rights and intellectual property rights relating to the Website are and remain ours.  This includes trademarks, trade names, patents, registered design and copyright including any intellectual property rights derived from the design or functioning of the Website.

6.2 You agree to respect our intellectual property rights.  You will not copy, download, transmit, reproduce, print or exploit for commercial purposes any material contained within the Website.

  1. Indemnity

7.1 You agree to indemnify us and our employees and agents from and against all claims for damages or losses and legal costs arising from:

7.1.1 Your use of and access to the Website.

7.1.2 Your contravention of any of these Terms.

7.1.3 Your contravention of any rights of third party including copyright, other intellectual property or privacy rights.

7.1.4 Any claim we may make that your User Content has caused damage to a third party.

  1. Third Parties

The Website may contain hyperlinks to websites operated by other parties.  We do not control such websites and take no responsibility for their content.  The inclusion of hyperlinks to such websites does not imply any endorsement of views or information contained on such websites.

  1. Invalidity

If any part of these Terms is unenforceable (including any provision in which we exclude our liability to you) the enforceability of any other part of these conditions will not be affected.

  1. Privacy

You acknowledge and agree to be bound by the terms of our Privacy Policy found on this Website.

  1. Events beyond our reasonable control

We will not be held responsible for any delay or failure to comply with our obligations if the delay or failure arises from any cause which is beyond our reasonable control.  This condition does not affect your statutory rights.

  1. Copyright Complaints

12.1 If you see images on this Website which you consider are in an infringement of any copyright to which you claim to be entitled in accordance with the Copyrights Patents and Designs Act 1988 (as Amended) please contact us at the email address below to tell us.  Please supply the following details:

12.1.1 Physical or electronic signature of a person authorised to act on behalf of the copyright owner.

12.1.2 Identification of the copyright work that you claim has been infringed.  Providing a complete URL in the body of an email is the best way to help us locate such material quickly.

12.1.3 Full information regarding the person making the complaint including:

  1. Name (and company number and place of incorporation if appropriate).
  2. Address.
  3. Telephone and email contact.
  4. A statement that the person making the complaint owns the copyright materials or is authorised to make this complaint on behalf of the copyright owner.

Your written notice should be sent to info@maitreofthyme.com.

  1. Governing Law

13.1 The contract in relation to your use of the Website shall be governed by and interpreted in accordance with English law and English Courts shall have jurisdiction to resolve any disputes.

13.2 If you access this Website from locations outside of England and Wales, you do so on your own initiative and you are responsible for compliance with local laws which may apply.

  1. Who We Are

14.1 www.maitreofthyme.com is the Website site operated by Maître of Thyme Limited.  Maître of Thyme Limited operates from the following address in the UK:

130 Great Portland Street

London W1W 6PT

Tel: +44 (0) 20 7580 2336

14.2 Maître of Thyme Limited is registered in England and Wales under company registration number 9406895.  Its registered office is located at 130 Great Portland Street, London W1W 6PT.

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