Social Media Terms and Conditions

Last Updated: 20/04/2016 12:33:35

1. General

1.1 Please read these terms carefully before using the Hardware Group Portal (Hardware Group Social Channel), a web-based application provided by Hardware Group (‘We’, ‘Our’ and ‘Us’). These terms apply to all persons using Hardware Group Social Channel (‘You’ and ‘Your’). By clicking on ‘I accept the Terms and Conditions above’, you confirm that you have read and accepted these terms.
1.2 Hardware Group Social Channel enables you to publish relevant and targeted social media content to your own social media accounts (be Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn or any other social media account available on Hardware Group Social Channel). Hardware Group Social Channel works by creating a system-to-system link between itself and your social media accounts, so that you do not even have to log into your social media accounts if you don’t want to, hence simplifying the way content is published.

2. Acceptable Use

2.1 Hardware Group provides Hardware Group Social Channel to its users on the basis of the following terms and conditions. You may only use Hardware Group Social Channel if you are employed by a company that is a partner of Hardware Group.
2.2 you may only use Hardware Group Social Channel in accordance with these Terms and Conditions and in any event, for lawful and proper purposes and You will comply with all applicable laws, regulations and codes of practice within the jurisdiction /country from which You are accessing Hardware Group Social Channel. In particular, You agree that You shall not:
2.2.1 use any software, routine or device to interfere or attempt to interfere electronically or manually with the operation or functionality of Hardware Group Social Channel including but not limited to uploading or making available files containing corrupt data or viruses via whatever means;
2.2.2 take any action that imposes an unreasonable or disproportionately large load on Hardware Group Social Channel or associated infrastructure;
2.2.3 copy all or any part of Hardware Group Social Channel;
2.2.4 rent, lease, sub-license, loan, translate, merge adapt, vary or modify Hardware Group Social Channel and (subject to the right to upload materials or otherwise except as expressly permitted by Us in writing) not make alterations to, or modifications of, the whole or any part of Hardware Group Social Channel nor permit Hardware Group Social Channel or any part of it to be combined with, or become incorporated in, any other programs; and
2.2.5 disassemble, de-compile, reverse engineer or create derivative works based on the whole or any part of Hardware Group Social Channel nor attempt to do any such things.

3. Registration and Account

3.1 In order to participate in this programme, You must register with Hardware Group Social Channel by completing a short online form and providing certain information, including amongst others Your full name, function/role, company/organization and employee e-mail address, all of which must be accurate, truthful and up- to-date. Hardware Group shall verify Your registration information and approve, if relevant, Your registration. A confirmation email will be sent by email to the email address You provided. Hardware Group reserves the right to deny approval of Your registration for any reason.
3.2 You shall be solely responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of Your password. You shall immediately notify Us by submitting feedback of any known or suspected unauthorized use(s) of Your account, or any known or suspected breach of security, including loss, theft, or unauthorized disclosure of Your password. You are fully responsible for all usage and activity on Your account. Notwithstanding anything else herein, We reserve the right to pursue any and all claims against You and any user of Your account. Your account is valid only while You are employed by the organization listed on Your initial registration application. You are prohibited from accessing Your account immediately upon termination with that organization.
3.3 You shall notify Us as soon as possible (i) if You are granted access to information which You do not, acting reasonably, believe that you should, due to Your function/role/company/organization, have access to and/or (ii) if You become aware that someone within Your company/organization has been granted access to information which You do not, acting reasonably, believe that they should, due to their function/role, have access to.

4. Confidentiality

4.1 All information provided pursuant to Hardware Group Social Channel is, unless otherwise specified, confidential (Confidential Information) and as such You shall, subject to clause 4.2:
4.1.1 not disclose any Confidential Information except to such third parties as authorised in writing; and
4.1.2 take all steps necessary or appropriate to protect any Confidential Information against unauthorised disclosure or use, and shall promptly notify Hardware Group of any unauthorised disclosure or use of any Confidential Information, and shall take all actions that Hardware Group reasonably requests to prevent any further unauthorised use or disclosure of the same.
4.2 the obligation set out in clause 4.1 shall not apply to the extent, but only to the extent, that any Confidential Information:
4.2.1 becomes generally available to the public through no fault of Yours;
4.2.2 is or has been disclosed to You, directly or indirectly, by any person that is under no obligation of non-disclosure to Hardware Group; or
4.2.3 is required to be disclosed under any applicable law, rule, regulation or governmental order. Before disclosure You shall inform Hardware Group of such disclosure and of which Confidential Information and to what extent it is disclosed, and shall co-operate with Hardware Group to seek a maximum protective order or measurement.

5. Changes to Hardware Group Social Channel

5.1 We may make improvements or changes to the information, services, products and other materials on Hardware Group Social Channel (Changes) (any such Changes shall be subject to these Terms and Conditions), or terminate ? , at any time without notice.
5.2 We may also modify these Terms and Conditions from time to time, and such modification shall be effective immediately upon posting of the modified Terms and Conditions on Hardware Group Social Channel. You will alerted to any modifications to the Terms and Conditions. Accordingly, Your continued access or use of Hardware Group Social Channel is deemed to be Your acceptance of the modified Terms and Conditions.

6. Promotions

Any promotions operated through Hardware Group Social Channel shall be subject to the terms and conditions relating to the particular promotion.

7. Limitation of Liability

7.1 In no event shall We be liable for any losses or damages of whatsoever kind (including direct, indirect, incidental, consequential and punitive) arising out of access to, or the use of Hardware Group Social Channel or any information contained in it whether or not in the contemplation of the parties including any losses or damages arising as a result of:
7.1.1 any and/or all of the services detailed in Hardware Group Social Channel not being available;
7.1.2 any problems with accessing Hardware Group Social Channel and the system on which it is hosted;
7.1.3 a user incorrectly stating their role/function/company/organization;
7.1.4 the delivery/suitability/quality of products awarded pursuant to any schemes and/or promotions operated Social Channel.
7.2 Nothing in these Terms and Conditions shall exclude or limit Our liability for death or personal injury caused by negligence or for fraudulent misrepresentation.

8. Disclaimer of warranty

To the maximum extent permitted by law, We disclaim all implied warranties with regard to the information, services and materials contained on Hardware Group Social Channel and/or the products awarded pursuant to schemes and/or promotions operated through Hardware Group Social Channel. All such information, services and materials are provided "as is" and "as available" without warranty of any kind.

9. Indemnification

You agree to indemnify, defend and hold Us harmless from any liability, loss, claim and expense (including reasonable legal fees) related to Your breach of these Terms and Conditions.

10. Intellectual Property and Proprietary Rights

10.1 All trademarks, copyright, database rights and other intellectual property rights in any materials displayed or accessible on Hardware Group Social Channel, as well as the organization, layout and functionality of Hardware Group Social Channel and the software code of the Hardware Group Social Channel are owned either by Us, Our licensors or Our service provider. Except as expressly permitted by Us in writing, no license or right, express or implied is hereby conveyed or granted by Us, Our licensors or Our service provider in relation to trademarks, copyright, database rights and other intellectual property rights in any materials displayed or accessible on Hardware Group Social Channel, in the organization and layout of Hardware Group Social Channel and/or in the software code of the Hardware Group Social Channel.
10.2 materials on Hardware Group Social Channel  may include (by way of example only) posts, pictures, videos and brochures that are accessible and/or made available to You in order to support Your sales and/or servicing of Hardware Group products and services. These materials shall only be accessed and used by You if permitted by Us and in accordance with the conditions attached by Us to the materials and in any event only to support the sale and/or promotion of Hardware Group products and services, and for no other purposes. In particular, You shall not change or modify any pre-existing text or elements (whether images, logos, drawings, documents, etc.) in any templates made available on Hardware Group Social Channel for Your own marketing campaigns and posts, except that You may include information about Your company and business provided that at all times (i) the information is lawful and correct; (ii) You have, where relevant, obtained the necessary third party consents and licenses, including but not limited to image rights; (iii) You do not misrepresent or conceal Your identity and authorship or relationship with ?  ; (iv) You do not mention any of Hardware Group’s competitors in the internet security market.
10.3 upon notification by Us (via email or otherwise), You shall immediately stop any and all use of any material(s) as specified by Us and if requested by Us confirm to Us in writing that You have ceased using the said material.

11. Data Protection

If You choose to register for Hardware Group Social Channel, You agree to provide Hardware Group with the data as requested in relation to Hardware Group Social Channel and the registration form. Hardware Group is committed to protecting Your privacy any personal information supplied by You will be used solely for the purpose of administering Hardware Group Social Channel. The personal data supplied in registration is held on secure computer and manual files and shall not be processed for any other purposes than administering Hardware Group Social Channel. You have the right to access, correct, update or delete Your data. For contact information and further details on Hardware Group’s Privacy Policy, please visit the website URL.

12. Termination

12.1 We reserve the right to:
12.1.1 deny You access to Hardware Group Social Channel; and/or
12.1.2 terminate these Terms and Conditions, or suspend Your access to Hardware Group Social Channel, with or without cause in Our sole discretion, at any time without notice.
12.2 We shall not be liable to You or any third party for the termination or suspension of Hardware Group Social Channel, or any claims related to the termination or suspension of Hardware Group Social Channel. Upon termination of access to Hardware Group Social Channel by You or Us, You must discontinue your use of Hardware Group Social Channel, destroy promptly all materials obtained from Hardware Group Social Channel and any copies thereof.

13. User Policy

13.1 You undertake not to post to or send via or use in relation to Hardware Group Social Channel any materials that are or could reasonably be construed as: (i) defamatory, libellous, obscene, offensive, abusive, liable to incite racial hatred, discriminatory or blasphemous; (ii) in breach of any obligation of confidence or privacy or any trade secret; (iii) infringing the proprietary rights of any third party or for which You have not obtained all necessary licences and/or approvals; or (iv) violating any other law.
13.2 You also agree not to transmit to or send via Hardware Group Social Channel any materials which could reasonably be held to constitute or encourage conduct that would be considered a criminal offence, give rise to civil liability, or otherwise be contrary to the law of any country or other competent authority, or infringe the rights of any third party enforceable in any part of the world.
13.3 Hardware Group reserves the right to remove any materials from Hardware Group Social Channel where it reasonably suspects that such material is prohibited by this clause 13 or is otherwise inappropriate. Notwithstanding the foregoing, You acknowledge that Hardware Group has no control over content on Hardware Group Social Channel provided by other users, and that, in addition, it does not purport to monitor the accuracy, appropriateness or conformity with the principles outlined in these Terms and Conditions, of such content.
13.4 You must not link to Hardware Group Social Channel other websites which are indecent or inappropriate, and You must forthwith remove any link if Hardware Group Social Channel in its discretion so requests.

14. Use of Cookies

Hardware Group Social Channel use "cookies" to enable You to sign in to our services and to help personalize Your online experience. A cookie is a small text file that is placed on Your hard disk by a Web page server. Cookies contain information that can later be read by a Web server in the domain that issued the cookie to You. Cookies cannot be used to run programs or deliver viruses to Your computer.
One of the primary purposes of cookies is to store Your preferences and other information on Your computer in order to save You time by eliminating the need to repeatedly enter the same information and to display Your personalized content and appropriate advertising on Your later visits to these sites.
You have the ability to accept or decline cookies. Most Web browsers automatically accept cookies, but You can usually modify Your browser setting to decline cookies if You prefer. If You choose to accept cookies, You also have the ability to later delete cookies that You have accepted. If You choose to delete cookies, any settings and preferences controlled by those cookies, including advertising preferences, will be deleted and may need to be recreated.

15. Governing Law

The Terms and Conditions shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the country in which You are located. You hereby agree that the courts of the country in which You are located have exclusive jurisdiction to settle any dispute arising out of or in connection with Hardware Group Social Channel or the Terms and Conditions.

16. Miscellaneous

We have the right to change the content or technical specifications of any aspect of Hardware Group Social Channel at any time at Our sole discretion. You further accept that such changes may result in Your being unable to access Hardware Group Social Channel. Our failure to exercise or enforce any right or provision of these Terms and Conditions shall not constitute a waiver of such right or provision. Clauses 2.2, 3.2, 4, 7, 9, 10, and any clause which, by its nature, should survive termination or expiration of these Terms and Conditions shall survive termination or expiration.

17. Entire Agreement

These Terms and Conditions constitute the entire agreement between You and Us in respect of Your use of Hardware Group Social Channel.

 

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