Terms & Conditions
These "Use of Website Terms and Conditions" (T&Cs) are set out below in three parts:
- General Use of website T&Cs.
- Rules for the Submission of Information via the website follow.
Summary of Terms & Conditions
Full Terms and Conditions may be viewed via the Home Page site and take effect from logging on and viewing the contents of this site.
The ecoXchange site contains links to other websites. ecoXchange Limited is not responsible for the contents or reliability of the linked websites and does not necessarily endorse their views, claims or opinions.
The names images and logos identifying ecoXchange are proprietary marks. Copying or otherwise reproducing and/or any other third party logos accessed via this website is not permitted without prior approval from the relevant copyright owner. All rights reserved worldwide. All trademarks acknowledged.
The ecoXchange website and material relating to products, services or general information (or to third party information on products and services) is provided "as is" without any representation or endorsement made and without warranty of any kind whether express or implied, including and not limited to the implied warranties of satisfactory quality, accuracy, compatibility, security, non-infringement or fitness for purpose.
Information provided by the Company Administrator representing the company listing its products or services warrants and represents that all the data provided for registration is accurate and complete and agrees to advise ecoXchange of any changes as early as possible.
The Terms and Conditions are governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of England and Wales. ecoXchange Limited shall comply with all applicable legal provisions and data protection legislation and reserves the right to amend these Terms and Conditions at any time. Any dispute shall be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of England and Wales.
Companies choosing to present their products and services on the ecoXchange site confirm they have read and accepted the Terms and Conditions listed on this site.
General Use of Website Terms and Conditions
- Acceptance of these terms
- Revision of these terms
- Using the website for lawful purposes
- Liability when using this website
- Please do not interfere with the smooth running of this site
- Copyright and intellectual property
- Third party websites
Submission of Product/Service Presentation material; Company information; questions, nominations & comments
- Types of submission to the site
- Moderation and editing of submissions
- Passing on submissions to ecoXchange listed companies
- Common sense rules about submissions
- About the law
- Anonymity and privacy
- Breaching these rules
- Respecting confidentiality and privacy
- Collecting personal information
- Using information to manage and improve the ecoXchange offering
- Contacting you
- Using cookies
- Third party websites
- Children using the website
- Retaining personal information
- Data Protection Act and these terms
- Contacting ecoXhange Limited about this policy
General Use of Website Terms & Conditions
By using the eco-Xchange.com website (hereafter "ecoXchange website") you are deemed to have automatically accepted and are bound by these terms, which take effect immediately on your first use of the ecoXchange site. ecoXchange Limited recommends that you read these terms carefully before using the ecoXchange website as they affect your legal rights. If you do not agree to be bound by all of the following terms please do not access, use and/or contribute to the ecoXchange website. If there is any conflict between these terms and specific local terms or legal notices appearing elsewhere on the ecoXchange website (including rules for submissions) then the latter shall prevail.
ecoXchange Limited may change these terms from time to time (at its sole discretion) and any new version will take effect from the date of posting it on the ecoXchange website. Therefore, if you use the website regularly, you should also check these terms regularly. Your continued use of the ecoXchange website will be deemed acceptance of any updated or amended terms. If you do not agree to the changes, you should cease using this website.
You agree to use the ecoXchange website only for lawful purposes and in a way that does not infringe the rights of, restrict or inhibit anyone else's use and enjoyment of the ecoXchange website. Prohibited behaviour includes harassing or causing distress to any person, transmitting threatening, defamatory, obscene or offensive content, breaching confidence or privacy and transmitting material with the intention of committing or promoting an illegal act.
ecoXchange Ltd will fully co-operate with any law enforcement authorities or court order requesting or directing it to disclose the identity of, or locate, anyone posting material in breach of this provision, undertaking any illegal activity on or through this website or otherwise acting in breach of these Terms and/or the general law.
You assume all responsibility and risk for your use of the ecoXchange website. ecoXchange Limited does not warrant that functions available on the website will be uninterrupted or error free, that defects will be corrected, or that it is free of viruses or bugs. You acknowledge that it is your responsibility to implement sufficient procedures and virus checks (including anti-virus and other security checks) to satisfy your own particular requirements for the accuracy of data input and output.
ecoXchange Ltd shall have no liability whatsoever in respect of the following losses or damage (whether foreseen, foreseeable, known or otherwise): (a) loss of data; (b) loss of revenue or anticipated profits; (c) loss of business; (d) loss of opportunity; (e) loss of goodwill or injury to reputation; (f) losses suffered by third parties; or (g) any indirect, consequential, special or exemplary damages arising from the use of the ecoXchange website, regardless of the form of action.
You are prohibited from attempting to interfere with, disrupt or overload the proper working of the website, or any search, transaction or other process being conducted on or through the ecoXchange website. You are not permitted to attempt, or to undertake any action to probe the security of the website or to access any part of the ecoXchange website which is expressly confidential (e.g. the ecoXchange online questionnaire tools). You are prohibited from gaining access to any data on or through the website which is not intended for public use.
All copyright, trade marks, design rights, patents and other intellectual property rights (registered and unregistered) in and on the ecoXchange website and all content (including all applications) located on the site shall remain vested in ecoXchange Ltd or in the ecoXchange listed companies or those entities licensed to use the ecoXchange logo and other entitled rights worldwide. All trademarks acknowledged worldwide.
The names, images and logos identifying ecoXchange and the ecoXchange Report/s (eg. 'Bespoke', 'Case Studies', 'EcoAssessment', 'Snapshots', 'Spotlights', 'User Feedback' etc.) system, or third parties and their products and services, are subject to copyright, design rights and trade marks of ecoXchange Limited and/or third parties.
Nothing contained in these terms shall be construed as conferring any licence or right to use any trade mark, design right or copyright of ecoXchange Limited or any other third party.
Any links to third party websites from the ecoXchange website should not, in and of themselves, be regarded as endorsements or sponsorship of those sites by ecoXchange Limited, or by a third party such as an ecoXchange listed company. Any use of that site by you is at your own risk. ecoXchange Limited is not responsible or liable for content or availability of any third party sites that are accessible through the ecoXchange website. These links are made available only because they may be of interest and/or as a convenience.
Submission of Product/Service Presentation material; Company information; questions, nominations & comments
Submissions to the ecoXchange website can be made in the following ways:
- by commenting on the answers companies have provided to the ecoXchange Questionnaires
- by challenging the accuracy of companies' information ("challenges")
- by nominating companies to become listed on ecoXchange ("nominations")
- by suggesting questions for inclusion in future versions of the ecoXchange Questionnaire ("suggestions")
For the sake of the clarity and brevity of these terms, comments, challenges, nominations and suggestions are collectively referred to as "submissions".
ecoXchange Limited may moderate submissions before or after they are posted on this website. This is to protect the integrity of the ecoXchange scheme. However, if a submission meets the common-sense rules set out below, it will generally be/remain published.
Your nominations and suggestions may be edited, for readability or length for example, before publication, and/or revised subsequent to any automatic publication on these websites.
We do not guarantee to publish all submissions. Submissions may be reviewed periodically. Older ones or repetitive ones may be removed.
ecoXchange listed companies also receive the un-moderated comments, with the exception of challenges which are sent initially only to ecoXchange Limited so as to protect the identity of a complainant before investigation of the complaint is made. The companies may respond directly to the posting if the comment maker provides his or her email address and gives ecoXchange Limited permission to have it passed on. Our Licensing Terms and Conditions require that ecoXchange listed companies respect your privacy and use your personal details, where you provide them, to the same high standards as set out here under these Use of Website Terms and Conditions.
We are completely committed to being open, honest and informative. To achieve this, we ask that your submissions are polite, relevant and helpful. We are working together, in a spirit of cooperation, to change the world for good.
- Submissions should be true expression of your own honest, personal opinions. Please try to be constructive and helpful.
- Submissions should be kept to a reasonable length. Longer submissions may be edited or removed if automatically posted.
- Untruthful, unlawful, unfair, defamatory, sarcastic, harmful, abusive, threatening, obscene, profane, sexually oriented, racially offensive, or otherwise objectionable material is not acceptable.
- No advertising or spamming will be allowed. Off-topic or repetitive material is not helpful so it is not acceptable.
- Submissions should not include URLs (website addresses) unless expressly requested.
- It is not acceptable to impersonate someone else, nor to adopt an inappropriate, vulgar or offensive name.
- Submissions will not be accepted without full contact details being supplied including: Your name, Company Name, Contact Number, E-mail address. Independent confirmation of all contact details may be carried out.
Posting a message with the intention of committing an illegal act is strictly prohibited. You may not post any defamatory or illegal material of any nature through the submissions systems.
You agree to only post materials to which you have the copyright or other permission to distribute electronically. You may not violate, plagiarise, or infringe on the rights of third parties including copyright, trademark, trade secret, privacy, personal, publicity, or proprietary rights.
ecoXchange Limited will only publish or provide your email address or other contact details if you have confirmed your acceptance of the Terms and Conditions on this site. A valid personal email address that you access regularly is required if you challenge the accuracy of a company's information so that ecoXchange Limited can contact you before initiating an investigation.
If you fail to abide by these submission rules and/or the ecoXchange Limited Terms and Conditions, your submissions will not be approved for publication on this website or they will be removed if they have been published automatically.
ecoXchange Limited reserves the right to reject or delete any submission, at any time, for any reason.
While fully committed to transparency, ecoXchange Limited respects personal and commercial privacy. ecoXchange Limited believes that the responsible use of company or personal information collected on these websites is critical to its business objectives and reputation. ecoXchange Limited will collect certain personal and/or business information on and through these websites. We undertake not to use personal details, comments or commercial information for any purpose other than those expressly envisaged within these Terms.
The extent and type of information that ecoXchange Limited receives on these websites depends on the information provided to ecoXchange Limited on the contact, comment, challenge, nomination and suggestion mechanisms and/or through the registration processes on these websites. ecoXchange Limited reserves the right to discuss issues internally arising from information obtained through these websites, but we will never knowingly or recklessly breach the confidentiality of any client company or website user.
ecoXchange Limited will only use personally identifiable information to respond to requests from a company or a request or complaint from a website user or to provide a company with information about its services, unless ecoXchange Limited obtains permission to use any such personally identifiable information for any other purposes.
ecoXchange Limited will also collect identifiable information to identify the location of users, the number of visits from different countries and also to block disruptive use. Such data will only be used to analyse and improve the services offered on the ecoXchange website and the quality of the ecoXchange offering.
Aggregated and anonymized data collected via the ecoXchange website is potentially of use to ecoXchange partners. From time to time, ecoXchange Limited may make such data available to them for purposes such as research and policy development.
ecoXchange Limited may contact you for the following reasons:
- When you have opted to participate in further correspondence
- In relation to a submission you have made to ecoXchange, in particular a challenge to a listed company's information or have suggested a new question for the ecoXchange EcoAssessment Questionnaire.
- To invite you to participate in surveys to improve the ecoXchange Website and the ecoXchange ecoAssessment scheme (participation is always voluntary).
- For marketing purposes where you have specifically agreed to this (see paragraph below).
ecoXchange Limited may contact you for marketing purposes, or to promote new services, unless you have specifically stated not to be contacted about such matters.
The ecoXchange website contains hyperlinks to websites owned and operated by third parties. These organisations will have their own privacy policies, including cookies, and we suggest you review them as they affect your legal rights. ecoXchange Limited does not accept any responsibility or liability for these third party websites and you use them at your own risk.
ecoXchange Limited understands the importance of protecting children's privacy, especially in an online environment. It is the policy of ecoXchange Limited never to knowingly collect or maintain information about anyone who is under the age of 16.
Company and personal information provided to ecoXchange Limited will be retained only for as long as necessary to fulfil the purposes for which the information was collected or provided or as required by law. ecoXchange Limited does not share personal or company information with third parties except as necessary to carry out its business or as required by law and/or any legal process. ecoXchange Limited Ltd does not sell personal or company information. In addition, ecoXchange Limited has technological, operational and security policies and procedures in place to protect personally identifiable information from loss, misuse, alteration or unintentional destruction.
The failure or delay of ecoXchange Limited to exercise or enforce any right in these terms does not waive ecoXchange Limited's right to enforce that right.
These terms shall be governed by and interpreted in accordance with the laws of England and Wales.
Any questions or comments about the administration of company or personal information may be sent by email to enquiries@eco-Xchange.com.
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