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Mearns.org Website - Terms and Conditions of Use
General

The following terms and conditions governs your use of this web site and its associated services including the picture gallery, database, bulletin board / discussion areas and any other interactive areas. If at any time the terms and conditions of this Agreement are no longer acceptable to you, you should immediately cease use of the Web Site and the interactive areas. You may create Web links to any URL on Mearns.Org, including articles. Every care has been taken to ensure that the content of this site is accurate

Mearns.Org reserves the right, in its discretion, to change or modify all or any part of this Agreement at any time, effective immediately upon published on the Web Site. Your use of the Web Site constitutes your binding acceptance of these terms and conditions, including any changes or modifications made by Mearns.Org as permitted above.

Copyright Notice

You acknowledge that the Web Site contains information, software, photographs, graphics, links, html code and other material that are protected by copyright, trademark or other proprietary rights of Mearns.Org or third parties, including but not limited to product names, logos, designs, titles, and words or phrases which may be registered in certain jurisdictions (collectively, the "Content"). You agree to comply with any additional copyright notices, information, or restrictions contained in any Content available on or accessed through the Web Site. Users of the Web Site may use the Content only for their personal, non-commercial use. Users of the Web Site wanting to use the content for commercial use must obtain prior express written permission of Mearns.Org.

You may not modify, publish, transmit, transfer or sell, reproduce, create derivative works from, distribute, perform, display, or in any way exploit any of the content, in whole or in part, except as otherwise expressly permitted by the owners and/or operators of the site in writing. [This provision does not apply to content that is covered by a GPL software licences or other Open Source licensing agreement.]

Subject to the provisions of this Agreement, you may post on the Web Site any content owned by you, content for which you have received express permission from the owner, and content in the public domain. You assume all right and responsibility for determining whether any content is in the public domain. You grant to Mearns.Org the right to edit, copy, publish, distribute, translate and otherwise use in any medium and for any purpose any content that you place on the Web Site without compensation to you. You represent and warrant that you are authorized to grant all rights set forth in the preceding sentence.

You may not download content on this web site that is indicated to be for sale except under the terms of the sale. Such content is the protected and copyrightable property of Mearns.Org. "Free" content may be downloaded for your personal use or non-commercial distribution consistent with the terms defined in this Agreement. When using both purchased and "free" content, you will maintain and include all copyright and other notices contained in such content. Except as expressly permitted by the copyright laws, no copying, storage, redistribution or publication of any content is permitted without the express permission of Mearns.Org or the owners of such content or their authorized persons if other than Mearns.Org

You shall not post on any area of the Web site any content which

  1. Is libellous, defamatory, obscene, pornographic, abusive, harassing or threatening
  2. Contains viruses or other contaminating or destructive features;
  3. Violates the rights of others, such as content which infringes any copyright, trademark, patent, trade secret or violates any right of privacy or publicity; or
  4. Otherwise violates any applicable law or reputation.

You may not post on the Web Site any links to any external Internet sites that are obscene or pornographic. You shall not use the Web Site for any commercial purpose not expressly approved by Mearns.Org, nor shall you distribute any advertising or solicitation of funds or goods and services or solicit users to join competitive online services.

Disclaimer

Mearns.Org does not and cannot proactively review the content posted by users on the Web Site and is not responsible for such content. However, Mearns.Org reserves the right to delete, move or edit any content (including content posted in any Interactive Area) that it may determine, in its sole discretion, violates or may violate this Agreement or is otherwise unacceptable. You shall remain solely responsible for all content posted by you. Mearns.Org shall have the right but not the obligation, to correct any errors or omissions in any content, as it may determine in its sole discretion.

Mearns.Org does not represent or endorse the accuracy or reliability of any content posted on any Interactive Area and you acknowledge that any reliance upon such content shall be at your sole risk. Any content placed on any Interactive Area by users are the views of the user posting the statement, and do not represent the views of Mearns.Org or its advertisers or sponsors.

The Web Site may contain links to sites on the Internet, which are owned and operated by third parties (the "External Sites"). You acknowledge that Mearns.Org is not responsible for the availability of, or the content located on or through any External Site. You should contact the site administrator or Webmaster for those External Sites if you have any concerns regarding such links or the content located on such External Sites.

You agree to indemnify, defend and hold Mearns.Org and its affiliates, and their respective officers, directors, owners, agents, information providers and licensors (collectively known as "Mearns.Org") harmless from and against any and all claims, liability, losses, costs and expenses (including solicitors' fees) incurred by any Mearns.Org Party in connection with any use or alleged use of the service under your user name by any person, whether or not authorized by you. Mearns.Org reserves the right, at your expense, to assume the exclusive defence and control of any matter otherwise subject to indemnification by you, and in such case, you agree to cooperate with Mearns.Org's defense of such claim.

Mearns.Org reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to restrict, suspend or terminate your access to all or any part of the Web Site, including the Interactive Areas, at any time for any reason without prior notice or liability. Mearns.Org may change, suspend or discontinue all or any aspect of the Web Site at any time, including the availability of any feature, database, or Content (including the Interactive Areas), without prior notice or liability.

Privacy

Mearns.Org reserves the right to gather information relating to site usage. Any information gathered is primarily for internal use to allow us to refine and improve our customer service.

Mearns.Org is committed to protecting your privacy. We will only use the information that we collect about you lawfully (in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998).

We collect information about you for 2 reasons: firstly, to process your enquiry and second, to provide you with the best possible service. We send out newsletters from time to time to our active clients and others who have opted in to our newsletter using the form on the website. If you do not want to receive a newsletter you can unsubscribe via the website. The type of information we will collect about you includes:

  • your full name
  • full address
  • postal address
  • telephone number
  • e-mail address

We will never collect sensitive information about you without your explicit consent. The information we hold will be accurate and up to date. You can check the information that we hold about you by emailing us. If you find any inaccuracies we will delete or correct it promptly.

The personal information which we hold will be held securely in accordance with our internal security policy and the law. If we intend to transfer your information outside the EEA (European Economic Area) we will always obtain your consent first. We may use technology to track the patterns of behaviour of visitors to our site. This can include using a "cookie" which would be stored on your browser. You can usually modify your browser to prevent this happening. The information collected in this way can be used to identify you unless you modify your browser settings.

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This Agreement constitutes the entire agreement between the parties with respect to the subject matter hereof, and supersedes all previous written or oral agreements between the parties with respect to such subject matter. All provisions hereof shall survive any termination of this Agreement as well as any other revisions, which by their terms or sense are intended to survive.

Should you feel that any aspect of the information supplied is incorrect or misleading, please feel free to contact Mearns.Org by e-mail to so that we can investigate and thus remedy as necessary.