(last updated 20 July 2017)
PLEASE READ THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS CAREFULLY BEFORE USING THIS SITE
By using our Site, you confirm that you accept these terms and conditions of use and that you agree to comply with them. If you do not wish to be bound by these terms and conditions, you must not use our Site.
- Other applicable terms
- Information about us
The Site is operated by O’Brien Waste Recycling Solutions (a trading name of Biffa Waste Services Limited). (we/us). We are a limited company registered in England and Wales under company number 09362987 and have our registered office at: Coronation Road, Cressex, High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire HP12 3TZ. Our main trading address is at: Aaron House, Potter Street, Wallsend, Tyne and Wear, NE28 6UE. Our VAT number is 206757109.
- Changes to These Terms
We may change these terms and conditions of use at any time by amending this page and your use of our Site will be deemed to be an acceptance of the terms and conditions which exist at the time of your use. Therefore, you should check this page regularly to take notice of any changes we made, as they are binding on you.
- Changes to Our Site
We aim to ensure that the information on our Site is as accurate as possible and may update our Site from time to time; therefore the content on our Site may change at any time. However, we are under no obligation to update our Site and, as such, do not guarantee that our Site (or any content on it) will be free from errors or omissions. Therefore, please note that it is possible for any of the content on our Site to be out of date at any given time.
- Accessing Our Site
5.1 Our Site is made available to you free of charge.
5.2 We do not guarantee that our Site, or any content on it, will always be available, uninterrupted or error-free and, in particular, our Site may be unavailable during periods when we are implementing upgrades or carrying out essential maintenance on the Site.
5.3 Access to our Site is permitted on a temporary basis and we may suspend, withdraw, discontinue or change all or any part of our Site without notice. We will not be liable to you if for any reason our Site is unavailable at any time or for any period.
5.4 You are responsible for making all arrangements which may be necessary for you to have access to our Site; including your internet connection.
5.5 You are also responsible for ensuring that all persons who access our Site through your internet connection are aware of these terms and conditions of use (and other applicable terms and conditions) and that they comply with them.
5.6 Our Site is directed to people residing in the United Kingdom. We do not represent that content available on or through our Site is appropriate or available in other locations. We may limit the availability of our Site or any service or product described on our Site to any person or geographic area at any time. If you choose to access our Site from outside the United Kingdom, you do so at your own risk.
- Acceptable Use
6.1 By using our Site, you agree that will only use our Site for lawful purposes. You agree that you shall not use our Site:
6.1.1 in any way that breaches any applicable local, national or international law or regulation;
6.1.2 in any way that is unlawful or fraudulent, or has any unlawful or fraudulent purpose or effect;
6.1.3 for the purpose of harming or attempting to harm minors in any way;
6.1.4 to defame, abuse, harass, stalk, threaten or otherwise violate the rights of others, including without limitation others’ privacy rights or rights of publicity;
6.1.5 to impersonate any person or entity, falsely state or otherwise misrepresent your affiliation with any person or entity in connection with the Site, or express or imply that we endorse any statement you make;
6.1.6 to send, knowingly receive, upload, download, use or re-use any material;
6.1.7 to transmit, or procure the sending of, any unsolicited or unauthorised advertising or promotional material or any other form of similar solicitation (spam); or
6.1.8 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.
6.2 You also agree:
6.2.1 not to reproduce, duplicate, copy or re-sell any part of our site in contravention of these terms and conditions of website use;
6.2.2 not to access without authority, interfere with, damage or disrupt:
220.127.116.11 any part of our site;
18.104.22.168 any equipment or network on which our site is stored;
22.214.171.124 any software used in the provision of our site; or
126.96.36.199 any equipment or network or software owned or used by any third party.
6.3 We may from time to time provide interactive services on our site, including, without limitation:
6.3.1 chat rooms;
6.3.2 online individual quote functions; and/or
6.3.3 e-newsletters (Interactive Services).
6.4 Where we do provide any Interactive Services, 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).
6.5 We will do our best to assess any possible risks for users from third parties when they use any Interactive Services 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 light of those risks. However, we are under no obligation to oversee, monitor or moderate any Interactive Services we provide on our site, and we expressly exclude our liability for any loss or damage arising from the use of any Interactive Services by a user in contravention of our content standards, whether the service is moderated or not.
- Intellectual Property Rights
7.1 We are the owner or the licensee of all intellectual property rights in our Site, and in the material published on it. Those works are protected by copyright laws and treaties around the world and all such rights are reserved.
7.2 You may print off one copy, and may download extracts, of any page(s) from our Site for your personal use and you may draw the attention of others within your organisation to content posted on our Site. However, you must not modify the paper or digital copies of any materials you have printed off or downloaded in any way, and you must not use any illustrations, photographs, video or audio sequences or any graphics separately from any accompanying text.
7.3 Our status (and that of any identified contributors) as the authors of content on our Site must always be acknowledged.
7.4 You must not use any part of the content on our Site for commercial purposes without obtaining a licence to do so from us or our licensors.
- Liability for Information provided on our Site
8.1 The content on our Site is provided for general information only. It is not intended to amount to advice on which you should rely and you must obtain professional or specialist advice before taking, or refraining from, any action on the basis of the content on our Site.
8.2 We make reasonable efforts to update the information on our Site, however, we make no representations, warranties or guarantees, whether express or implied, that the content on our Site is accurate, complete or up-to-date.
8.3 Any quotes provided on or through our Site are indicative only and are not binding on us.
- Limitation of Our Liability
9.2 To the extent permitted by law, we exclude all conditions, warranties, representations or other terms which may apply to our Site or any content on it, whether express or implied.
9.3 We will not be liable to any user for any loss or damage, whether in contract, tort (including negligence), breach of statutory duty, or otherwise, even if foreseeable, arising under or in connection with:
9.3.1 use of, or inability to use, our Site; or
9.3.2 use of or reliance on any content displayed on our Site.
9.4 If you are a business user, please note that in particular, we will not be liable for:
9.4.1 loss of profits, sales, business, or revenue;
9.4.2 business interruption;
9.4.3 loss of anticipated savings;
9.4.4 loss of business opportunity, goodwill or reputation; or
9.4.5 any indirect or consequential loss or damage.
9.5 If you are a consumer user, please note that we only provide our Site for domestic and private use. You agree not to use our Site for any commercial or business purposes, and we have no liability to you for any loss of profit, loss of business, business interruption, or loss of business opportunity.
9.6 We will not be liable for any loss or damage caused by a virus, distributed denial-of-service attack, or other technologically harmful material that may infect your computer equipment, computer programs, data or other proprietary material due to your use of our Site or to your downloading of any content on it, or on any website linked to it.
9.7 We assume no responsibility for the content of websites linked on our Site. Such links should not be interpreted as endorsement by us of those linked websites. We will not be liable for any loss or damage that may arise from your use of them.
9.8 Different limitations and exclusions of liability will apply to liability arising as a result of the supply of any goods by use to you, which will be set out in our Terms and Conditions of Supply.
10.1 We do not guarantee that our Site will be secure or free from bugs or viruses.
10.2 You are responsible for configuring your information technology, computer programmes and platform in order to access our Site. You should use your own virus protection software.
10.3 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. 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.
- Linking to Our Site
11.1 You may link to our home page, content, blog or particular articles, provided you do so in a way that is fair and legal and does not damage our reputation or take advantage of it.
11.2 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.
11.3 You must not establish a link to our Site in any website that is not owned by you.
11.4 Our Site must not be framed on any other website, nor may you create a link to any part of our Site other than the home page.
11.5 We reserve the right to withdraw linking permission without notice.
11.6 If you do link to our Site you agree that you will disable and remove any such link promptly upon our request and will maintain the legal right and technical ability to do this.
11.7 If you wish to make any use of content on our Site other than that set out above, please visit our press enquiries page for contact details
- Third Party Links and Resources in Our Sitepage
12.1 Where our Site contains links to other sites and resources provided by third parties, these links are provided for your information only.
12.2 We have no control over the contents of those sites or resources.
- No licence Nothing contained in these terms and conditions of use, or anywhere on this website shall be construed as conferring any licence under any of our intellectual property rights, those of our group companies or those of any third parties.
- Applicable Law
14.1 If you are a consumer, please note that these terms and conditions of use, its subject matter and its formation, are governed by English law. You and we both agree to that the courts of England will have non-exclusive jurisdiction. However, if you are a resident of Northern Ireland you may also bring proceedings in Northern Ireland, and if you are resident of Scotland, you may also bring proceedings in Scotland.
14.2 If you are a business, these terms and conditions of use, its subject matter and its formation (and any non-contractual disputes or claims) are governed by English law. We both agree to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of England and Wales.
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