By accessing and using Our Services, you accept and agree to be bound by the terms and provisions of this agreement. In addition, when using these services, you shall be subject to the stated guidelines or rules applicable to the services, which may be posted and modified from time to time without any prior notice. You should review these Terms and conditions of use on a regular basis to ensure that you are aware of any changes made as you will be legally bound by any amended terms if you continue to use the services after the changes. All such guidelines or rules are hereby incorporated by reference into the Terms of Service.
VISIT AND PARTICIPATION IN THIS SITE WILL IMPLY ACCEPTANCE OF THIS AGREEMENT. IF YOU DO NOT AGREE TO ABIDE BY THESE TERMS OF SERVICE, PLEASE DO NOT USE THIS SITE.
Disclaimer and limitation of liability
Any information provided by Our Services is for educational purposes only.
The Paradigm Shift Group does its best to ensure that all information provided in Our Services are accurate. If you find any inaccurate information on the Website please let us know at our Support Forum and we will correct it, where we agree, as soon as practicable. The Paradigm Shift Group gives no warranty or assurance about the content of the website. As the Website is under constant development its contents may be incorrect or out-of-date at a certain point of time and are subject to change without notice. While TPSG makes every effort to ensure that the content of the Website is accurate, it cannot accept liability for the accuracy of all content at any given point in time.
TPSGroup makes every effort to ensure that its computer infrastructure is error and virus-free but does not warrant that any material available for downloading from Our Services will be free from infection, viruses and/or other codes/threats that have contaminating or destructive properties. The users are responsible for implementing sufficient precautions and preventive measures (including anti-virus and other security checks) to satisfy their particular requirements for security of system and information.
Neither TPSGroup nor any of its agents, employees, or other service providers shall be liable to the user or any other party for any claim, loss, demand, or damages whatsoever (whether such claims, loss, demands, or damages were foreseeable, known, or otherwise) arising out of or in connection with the use of the Website or information, content, or materials included on the Website.
In no event shall TPSGroup or any of its agents, employees, or service providers be liable to you for any indirect or consequential loss or damage including, without limitation, any; loss of actual or anticipated profits (including loss of profits on contracts); loss of revenue; loss of business; loss of opportunity; loss of anticipated savings; loss of goodwill; loss of reputation; loss of health; loss or damage to or corruption of data; loss of use of money or otherwise.
The services provide hypertext links to other sites operated by other people. Using such a link means you are leaving Our Service. TPSGroup takes no responsibility for and gives no warranties, endorsements, guarantees, or representations in respect of, linked sites. TPSGroup is not responsible for the privacy practices, nor do we accept any liability in connection with the content of, such websites, including those linked from our forums. Any concerns regarding any external link should be directed to its website administrator or webmaster.
We are a distributor (and not a publisher) of content supplied by third parties and users of the internet. Any opinions, advice, statements, services, offers, or other information or content expressed or made available by third parties, including information providers, or users, are those of the authors or distributors and not of us. We do not necessarily endorse nor are we responsible for the accuracy or reliability of any opinion, advice or statement made on the Website.
The information on the Website is not intended to address your particular requirements. Such information does not constitute any form of advice or recommendation by us and is not intended to be relied upon by you in making (or refraining from making) any specific educational, or other, decisions. You should take your own advice and/or make specific inquiries and independently verify any information before relying upon it.
If you make an arrangement with anyone named in or connected with the services this is at your own risk.
Copyright and other intellectual property
Our Services contain copyright materials, trade names and marks and other proprietary information, including, but not limited to, texts, photos and graphics, diagrams, videos and may in future include music and sound, presentations etc. (“The Content”). The Content is protected by copyright law, registered and unregistered trademarks, database rights, and other intellectual property rights.
You may download information from the website for your own personal use without any requirement of asking permission. Except as otherwise expressly permitted individually on our services or under copyright laws, no copying, redistribution, retransmission, publication, or commercial exploitation of the contents will be permitted without appropriately attributing the original source of the content. In the event of any permitted copying, redistribution or publication of copyright material, no changes in or deletion of author attribution, trademark legend or copyright notice should be made. You acknowledge that you do not acquire any ownership rights by downloading or redistributing any of the contents.
Contributing to The Services
Where you want, elect, and/or are invited to submit any material or resources to the Website/forum (including any text, message board content, photographs, graphics, video, audio, presentations, diagrams or logo) (‘Contribution(s)’) or otherwise consent to the use of the Contribution(s), then by submitting the Contribution or consenting to its use, you grant TPSGroup a perpetual, royalty-free, non-exclusive license to use, reproduce, publish, translate, create derivative works from, distribute, perform, play, make available to the public, and exercise all copyright and publicity rights with respect to your Contribution worldwide and/or to incorporate your Contribution(s) in other works in any media now known or later developed for the full term of any rights that may exist in your Contribution. If you do not want to grant to TPSGroup the rights set out above, please do not submit your Contribution(s) to the Website. The TPSGroup shall have no liability to you for any misuse by any third-party of any Contribution that is distributed by us through The Services or in respect of any infringement of the intellectual property rights in any Contribution(s) by any third-party.
By submitting your Contribution(s), you:
- warrant and represent that your Contribution:
- is your own original work and that you have the right to make it available to TPSGroup for all the purposes and terms specified above and that it does not breach or infringe anyone else’s rights such as copyrights or is in any way illegal;
- is not defamatory, libelous, obscene, menacing, threatening, offensive, abusive, fraudulent or criminal;
- will not and does not contravene any relevant local, national or international law or incite or encourage the contravention of any such law;
- is not related to the conduct of a business;
- does not advertise or market anything in any way; and
- is not otherwise offensive;
- agree at all times to follow our above mentioned or announced (on the Announcement page of The Website) rules of posting;
- agree to indemnify and keep TPSGroup indemnified on demand against all legal fees, damages and other expenses that may be incurred by TPSGroup as a result of your breach of the above warranty; and
- agree to waive any moral rights in your Contribution for the purposes of its submission to and publication on the Website and the purposes specified above to the fullest extent permitted by law.
We reserve the right to identify you in response to a court order or threat of legal action.
If you see any information on the Website that breaches your or anyone else’s rights or may be illegal, defamatory or otherwise should be removed, let us know immediately by describing it with a link on the Support Forum or emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org and, where we agree, we shall do our best to remove it as soon as possible.
We reserve the right to remove any Contribution from the Website (including any text, community contents, photographs, graphics, video, audio or logo) at any time and without notice and shall not be obliged to give a reason for doing so. In the event that we remove any Contribution from the Website, we shall in no way be liable for any loss, liability, cost or expense suffered by the contributor as a result (whether direct or indirect) of such removal.
We expect many of those contributing to our services to have strong views about the matters discussed, but the Website is subject to the laws of libel and you and we could be sued if you are not careful in what you say. You should not make libelous postings or any postings that are illegal or breach copyright, database or other related rights. It is your responsibility to check this. We do not accept any liability in this respect.
You must not misuse the Website by knowingly introducing viruses, trojans, worms, logic bombs, or other material which is malicious or technologically harmful. You must not attempt to gain unauthorized access to the Website, the server on which the Website is stored or any server, computer or database connected to the Website. You must not attack the Website via a denial-of-service attack or a distributed denial-of-service attack.
By breaching this provision, you would commit a criminal offense under the Computer Misuse Act 1990. We reserve the right to report any such breach to the relevant law enforcement authorities and in such an event we will co-operate with those authorities by disclosing your identity to them. In the event of such a breach, your right to use The Services will cease immediately.
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 equipment, computer programs, data or other proprietary material due to your use of the Website or to your downloading of any material posted on it, or on any website linked to it.
Where we create a link from our Website to any website operated by you, we shall have the right to remove such link at any time without obtaining your prior consent. In the event that we do remove a link from our Website to any website operated by you, we shall in no way be liable for any loss, liability, cost or expense suffered by you as a result (whether direct or indirect) of such removal, including, without limitation to the foregoing generality, where such loss, liability, cost or expense results from a loss of search engine positioning, ranking, placement or optimization. We may not provide any specific reason for the removal.
Privacy and Data-protection
Your right to privacy is important to us. The following terms are provided to explain how we collect and use information about you so that you can make an informed choice about using the Website.
TPSGroup is keen to strike a fair balance between your personal privacy and ensuring that you obtain full value from the services it provides while ensuring that it complies with all protection the Data Protection Act 1998 (‘the Act’) affords to you. TPSGroup will hold your personal data securely in accordance with the Act, under which it is fully registered.
The main purpose of the Act is to contain the possible threat to individuals from the misuse of personal data relating to them held in manual records or on computing equipment. TPSGroup complies with all requirements of the law on protection of personal data held on computer or in manual records.
Collection and use of personal data – Personal data is not stored nor captured through the Website without the prior knowledge and consent of Users. Where personal information is captured (e.g. through web-based forms for feedback, registration, requests, user profile etc.), the User will be informed as to what personal information is being collected, except in cases of name and email addresses. Any personal data that you give us will be treated with the utmost care and security. Should you request that we amend or suppress records containing your personal data, we will attempt to do so as promptly as practicable. You may receive communications from our website for a transitional period while we process your records. The Act gives you the right to see the personal information TPSGroup holds on you.
Usernames and Passwords
You are solely responsible in all respects for all use of and for protecting the confidentiality of any username and passwords that may be given to you or selected by you for use on our Website. You should not share these with or transfer them to any third parties.
You must notify us immediately of any unauthorized use of them or any other breach of security regarding our Website that comes to your attention.
TPSGroup seeks to ensure that people are treated equally regardless of age, disability, race, nationality, ethnic or national origin, gender, religion, sexual orientation or personal circumstances. TPSGroup does its best to ensure that The Services are accessible to all its users and potential users, including but not limited to users with disabilities (eg visual impairments, cognitive impairments, motor impairments etc.); users for whom English is a second language; users of various software; or any other users who may need to use the Website. If you noticed any accessibility issues on The Services you should notify us so that we can correct it where needed.
Access to Our Website is permitted on a temporary basis, and we reserve the right to withdraw or amend the service we provide on the Website without notice (see below). We will not be liable if for any reason the Website is unavailable at any time or for any period.
From time to time, we may restrict access to some parts of the Website, or the entire Website, to its users. The same thing applies to other parts of Our Services as well.
The Agreement forms the whole agreement between you and us. You acknowledge that you have not entered into this Agreement in reliance upon any warranty or representation made by us or any other person and you waive any rights to damages/rescission you may have for misrepresentation (other than a fraudulent misrepresentation) that is not contained in this Agreement.
Failure by either party to exercise any right or remedy under this Agreement does not constitute a waiver of that right or remedy.
Failure by us to enforce a right does not result in a waiver of such right.
You may not assign or transfer your rights under this Agreement.
We reserve the right to bar Users from the Website and/ or specific web pages, on a permanent or temporary basis at our discretion. Any such User shall be notified on asking and must not then attempt to use the Website under any other name/identity or through any other User.
Linking to the Website
You may link your website to relevant parts of Our Services 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. TPSGroup reserves the right on demand, as it in its discretion thinks fit, to direct you to remove any links to the Website from your website and you shall promptly comply with any such direction or any other lawful direction that we may give to you in relation to the placing of any such link on your website.
You may link websites owned by others during discussions in our forums of during commenting in any of our services, provided that it represents reference and educational purposes only.
Logo and Icon of TPSGroup
The logo and icon of TPSGroup are copyrighted by TPSGroup. Any modification, distribution or publication of it other than those representing Our Services is highly discouraged.