1. Introduction

1.1.1 These Terms and Conditions of Service (“Terms”) govern the use of all websites (“Sites”) and related services (as defined below) owned, operated, and provided by Adorn Collective Workshops.

1.1.2 Your use of the Sites and Services is subject to your compliance with these Terms.

1.1.3 When you submit an application for registration to us (where relevant), you are making an offer to become a Registered User or a Subscriber under these Terms, along with any other terms applicable to your specific registration or subscription. This may include terms related to the number of licensed users, charges, and the subscription period. You will only become a Registered User or Subscriber and gain access to the relevant Sites, Content, or Services after we accept your offer by providing you with a username and password or using the registration process on the Site.

1.2 Definitions

1.2.1 “Content” encompasses all content, information, services, and software provided on or through this Site.

1.2.2 “You/Your” refers to the Visitor, Registered User, and/or Subscriber accessing a Site or using a Service.

1.2.3 “We/Us/Our” refers to Adorn Collective Workshops.

1.2.4 “Postings” includes any ideas, expressions of ideas, text, graphics, messages, links, data, information, or other materials you submit to the Site.

1.2.5 “Registered User” refers to users of specific Sites and/or Services who have registered with us as per clause 5.1(a).

1.2.6 “Subscriber” refers to users of our Sites and/or services who have registered for our subscription services as per clause 5.1(b).

1.2.7 “Services” encompass: (a) The supply of online or electronic information, publications, and data products (including delivery via the internet, mobile apps, or other digital services). (b) The supply of hard-copy publications and other materials. (c) Other services related to a Site, including Interactive Areas.

1.2.8 “Visitor” refers to users accessing our Sites without registration or subscription.

1.2.9 “Device” signifies an internet-connected apparatus.

2. Use of Website

2.1 All rights to the Content and the Sites are either owned by Us or by third-party content providers and are protected by international intellectual property laws. You may use the Sites and Content solely for personal use and not for resale.

2.2 You are prohibited from distributing the service or any Content from the Site for commercial gain or licensing any third party to use the Website.

2.3 You may not disseminate the service or any content contained within the service on the Site for financial gain or license any third party to use the Site or its Content.

2.4 You may use the Site only for lawful purposes. In particular, you may not: 2.4.1 Transmit disruptive, uncivil, abusive, vulgar, obscene, hateful, fraudulent, threatening, unlawful, harassing, defamatory, or privacy-invading content. 2.4.2 Transmit material that you do not have the legal right to transmit, including copyright, trade secrets, or securities, or under contractual or fiduciary obligations. 2.4.3 Transmit files containing viruses, corrupted files, “Trojan Horses,” or other harmful features that may damage computers or systems. 2.4.4 Use automated means, such as agents, robots, scripts, or spiders, to access, monitor, copy, or harvest data from the Site. 2.4.5 Violate the Computer Misuse Act 1990.

2.5 We disclaim liability for any services or materials provided through the Site by third parties who provide content or link their services/materials to the Site.

2.6 Requests to republish, reprint, or use articles from the Sites for purposes beyond those allowed under these specific terms should be sent to [email protected].

2.7 You agree to indemnify, defend, and hold us, our officers, and employees harmless from any claims, losses, expenses, damages, and costs, including legal fees, arising from any violation of these Terms by you or related to any Postings uploaded or submitted by you.

2.8 We reserve the right to refuse access to the Site and suspend access if a Subscriber or Registered User is found to be misusing Content in certain areas of the Sites.

3. Limitation of Liability

3.1 We disclaim liability for the following: 3.1.1 Incompatibility of the Site with your equipment, software, or telecommunications links. 3.1.2 Technical problems, including errors or interruptions on the Site. 3.1.3 Unreliability, inaccuracies, or unsuitability of the Site. 3.1.4 Inadequacy of the Site to meet your requirements.

3.2 Content provided on the Site does not constitute legal advice. Postings are not confidential, and we do not guarantee the accuracy or adequacy of the Content. Your use of the Site’s Content or linked materials is at your own risk.

3.3 We do not guarantee the delivery of any news briefing.

4. Registration and Subscriptions

4.1 To access certain Sites, Content, or Services, you must register as either a Registered User or a Subscriber: (a) Certain Sites, Content, or Services are available free of charge after registration, making you a Registered User. (b) Charges apply for certain Services, including access to Sites and Content, making you a Subscriber who has paid the relevant charges for a specified time period and licensed users or a site license.

4.2 Upon registration, you will receive one or more user names and passwords, as appropriate for your registration or subscription.

4.3 Sharing user names and passwords with others or making them available on a network is not permitted, except as explicitly agreed upon by us in writing. You are responsible for all access and use of the Site or Service using your user names and passwords and for preventing unauthorized use.

4.4 We must be notified of any security breaches, such as the disclosure, theft, or unauthorized use of user names, passwords, or payment information.

5. Submitting Text for Publication on the Sites

5.1 Users may submit Postings on the Site in various areas, including online news, comments, and the conference diary. We accept no liability for any Postings and are not responsible for their content or accuracy.

5.2 If you wish to submit material for publication on the Site, you may do so under the following terms and conditions: 5.2.1 Publication of submitted material is at our discretion. We may make additions or deletions before publication or refuse to publish. 5.2.2 You grant us a perpetual, irrevocable, royalty-free, non-exclusive license to use, edit, alter, adapt, translate, copy, publish, continue to publish, or republish the material. The license includes sub-licensing for any use, whether or not the author is a subscriber. A charge may apply if you wish to reproduce edited or altered Postings. 5.2.3 You warrant that the material is your original work, unless stated otherwise, and that you own the relevant copyright and rights. 5.2.4 You warrant that the material is not obscene, offensive, defamatory, or illegal. 5.2.5 You agree not to post material intended to upset other users. 5.2.6 We reserve the right to remove your access to services if we believe you are abusing them.

5.3 These Terms do not apply to commissioned work, which will be governed by a separate written contract.

6. Intellectual Property

Unless otherwise noted, the Site’s content, including images, illustrations, designs, icons, photographs, video clips, and written materials, are protected by copyright, trademarks, database rights, and other intellectual property rights. You may not reproduce, modify, copy, or distribute the materials or content from the Site for commercial purposes without our written permission.

7. Force Majeure

Neither party shall be liable for any loss or damage suffered by the other party due to any event beyond their reasonable control, including power failures and actions of internet service providers and users.

8. Subscription Charges and Payments

8.1 Subscribers must pay charges to receive the subscription Service. All payments, including applicable taxes, must be made in the specified currency. If any tax is withheld, the Subscriber must pay an additional sum to cover the shortfall. Failure to make payments may result in suspension of your rights regarding the Service, Site, and Content.

8.2 Payment must be made immediately upon receipt of an invoice. In cases of surplus payment, we will request clarification. If no response is received within nine months, we may retain the funds.

8.3 The Subscription cannot be canceled once it has started for the contracted subscription period. Renewal procedures for the Subscription Service will be initiated upon written agreement between You and Us at the end of the Subscription period.

8.4 We may choose to cancel access and use of the Sites and Content if any of these terms are breached.

9. No Waiver

Any failure by us to exercise or enforce any right shall not be considered a waiver of that right or bar its future exercise.

10. Variation of these Terms

We reserve the right to change these terms as needed.

11. Bribery

We affirm that we do not engage in bribery or permit any person acting on our behalf or providing services to us to engage in bribery. We will not engage in bribery at any time.