CIWM Knowledge Hub Website Terms of Use

1.         Welcome and Introduction

1.1       Welcome to (the “website.”) The website is operated jointly by CIWM Enterprises Limited (“CIWM Enterprises”) and Cloud Sustainability Limited (“Cloud Sustainability”) together referred to as “our”, “we” or “us.” CIWM Enterprises is a limited company with company number 02731563 having its registered office at 9, Saxon Court, St. Peters Gardens, Marefair, Northampton, NN1 1SX. Cloud Sustainability is a limited company with company number 06863577 having its registered office at Leeds Innovation Centre, 103 Clarendon Road, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS2 9DF.

1.2        CIWM Enterprises is a wholly owned trading subsidiary of the Chartered Institute of Wastes Management (CIWM), a company incorporated by Royalty Charter with number RC000777. CIWM’s registered office is 9, Saxon Court, St. Peters Gardens, Marefair, Northampton, NN1 1SX.  Please note that CIWM is not a party to these terms and is not an operator of this website.

1.3        The use of our website is subject to the terms set out in this document. If you continue to browse our website you are agreeing to comply with and be bound by the following terms of use.

1.4        These terms of use refer to the following additional terms which also apply to your use of our website:

1.4.1     Our privacy and cookie policy which sets out the terms on which we process any personal data that we collect from you or that you provide to us. By using our website, you consent to such processing; and

1.4.2     The ecommerce terms which will apply to any products or services (including courses) that you purchase via our website. Please note that there are different types of ecommerce terms which vary from course to course. These ecommerce terms will be made available to you immediately prior to the point at which you place your order.

1.5        The term "you" or “your” refers to the user or viewer of our website.

2.         Availability and Conditions of Use

2.1          The content of our website is for your general information only. It is subject to change without notice. Whilst we make every effort to ensure that the website is available, we do not represent, warrant or guarantee in any way the website’s availability. We reserve the right to suspend or cease the operation of the website from time to time at our sole discretion.

2.2        From time to time our website may also include links to other third party sites. Those links do not signify that we endorse those site(s). We have no control over those sites.  We accept no responsibility, or liability, for the content of any linked site(s).  They may be subject to other terms of use and you are advised to review those terms before continuing to use such linked sites.

2.3        From time to time you may be permitted to become a registered user of our website. Your use of the website as a registered use is subject to these terms of use. If you choose, or you are provided with, a user identification code, password or any other piece of information as part of our security procedures, you must treat such information as confidential. You must not disclose it to any third party.  

2.4        We have the right to disable any user identification code or password, whether chosen by you or allocated by us, at any time, if in our reasonable opinion you have failed to comply with any of the provisions of these terms of use.

2.5        If you know or suspect that anyone other than you knows your user identification code or password, you must promptly notify us using the contact details below

 3.        Intellectual Property Rights  

3.1        Unless otherwise stated, the copyright and other intellectual property rights in all material on the website, including content, photographs and graphical images, and the organisation and layout of the website is owned by us (whether jointly or individually) or our licensors.  

3.2        Unless otherwise stated, you must not modify, copy, distribute, transmit, display, revise, perform, reproduce, publish, license, deep-link, create derivative works from, transfer, or sell any information or content obtained from the website.  Where you purchase products or services (including courses) from our website, those products or services may permit you to  download certain material depending on the type of products or services chosen. Any such downloading will be governed by the ecommerce terms on which the products or services are purchased.

3.3       Any rights not expressly granted in these terms are reserved.

3.4        We respect the intellectual property rights of others. You must acknowledge the copyrights of other parties as and when appropriate.

3.5        “CIWM”, “Chartered Institution of Wastes Management” and “CIWM Enterprises” are the registered trade marks of the Chartered Institution of Wastes Management and are used on this website under licence and cannot be reproduced or reused without its express written permission. “Cloud Academy”, “Cloud Sustainability” and “Cloud Community” are the unregistered trade marks of Cloud Sustainability and cannot be reproduced or reused without its express written permission. Other trade marks and trade names may be used on this website to refer to the entities claiming the marks and names of a particular product or service. The use or misuse of these trade marks or any other content on this website except as provided in these terms is strictly prohibited. Nothing contained on this website shall be construed as granting, by implication, estoppel or otherwise, any license or right to use any trade mark without the owner’s prior written permission.

4.         Service Access & Acceptable Use

4.1        We will not be liable if for any reason the website is unavailable at any time or for any period.

4.2        Access to the website may be suspended temporarily and without notice in circumstances of system failure, maintenance or repair or for reasons beyond our control.

4.3        You are responsible for making all arrangements necessary for you to have access to our website.  You are also responsible for ensuring that all persons who access this website through your internet connection are aware of these terms, and that they comply with them.

4.4        Our website may only be used for lawful purposes. You cannot use our website for any unlawful purpose or:

4.4.2       To promote or display any illegal activity, violence and sexually explicit material;

4.4.3       To promote any form of discrimination;

4.4.4       To harm, threaten, defame abuse or harass another person;

4.4.5       In a way that invades someone's privacy or is (in our reasonable opinion) offensive or unacceptable

4.4.6       To create, check, confirm, update or amend someone else's databases, records, directories, customer lists, mailing or prospecting lists;

4.4.7       To provide any kind of customer lists or commercial information service;

4.4.8       As a source of material or contact data for any kind of marketing activity;

4.4.9       To tamper with, update or change any part of the website, other than your own records;

4.4.10    In a manner that causes an unreasonably large burden on the website technical infrastructure as determined by us; or

4.4.11    using any automated means to monitor or copy the website or its content, or to interfere with or attempt to interfere with how the website works. 

4.5       Any communication or material you post or transmit to us or the website is, and will be treated as, non-confidential and non-proprietary. By transmitting or posting any communication or material, you agree that we and any of our affiliates may use your communication for any purpose, including reproduction, transmission, publication, broadcast, and posting. Although we reserve the right to monitor or review discussions, chats, postings, transmissions, bulletin boards and the like on the website from time to time, we are under no obligation to do so and assume no responsibility or liability arising from any content posted on any of these functionalities nor for any error, omission, infringement, defamatory statement, obscenity, or inaccuracy contained in any such information on such functionalities. We shall have the right at any time and for any reason to remove any communication or material posted on the website; we do not have to give a reason for the removal of such communication or material.

4.6       You may link to the website’s home page provided you do so in a way that is fair and legal and does not damage our reputation or take advantage of it. 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. You must not establish a link to our website in any site that is not owned by you. We reserve the right to withdraw linking permission without notice.

5.         Liability & Warranties

5.1        The information contained on this website is for use and guidance only. It does not constitute professional advice. You should neither act, nor refrain from action, on the basis of information on this website. You should take, as and where appropriate, relevant professional advice on your particular circumstances.

5.2        Whilst we use our reasonable endeavours to ensure that the information on this website is correct we shall not to the maximum extent allowed by applicable law be liable for any loss or damages (including, without limitation, damages for loss of business or loss of profits) arising in contract, tort or otherwise from the use of or inability to use this website, or any information contained in it, or from any action or decision taken as a result of using this website or any such information. This clause does not apply to products or services (including courses) which are purchased from this website because they are subject to separate terms and conditions regarding our liability.

5.3        Some of the content on our website may contain material submitted to us by third parties. We are not responsible for ensuring that such material complies with applicable laws. We will not be responsible for any error, omission or inaccuracy in the material submitted by third parties and reserve the right to omit, suspend or change the position of any material submitted.

5.4        You agree that your use of the website is on an 'as is' and 'as available' basis. Consequently we make no representations, warranties, conditions or other terms (whether express or implied) in relation to the provision of the website, including without limitation as to completeness, accuracy and currency or any content and information on the website, or as to satisfactory quality, or fitness for particular purpose (or any third party website to which a hypertext link from these sites exists.) We do not guarantee that our website will be secure or free from bugs or viruses.

5.5       We do not exclude or limit our liability for death or personal injury arising from our negligence, for any fraudulent misrepresentation made by us on the website or for any other statutory rights which are not capable of being excluded.

6.         General

6.1       By accessing any part of these sites, or opening emails, you shall be deemed to have accepted these terms in full.

6.2        We control the website from within the United Kingdom. However, you can get access to the website from other places around the world. Although these places may have different laws from the laws of England and Wales, by using the website you agree that the laws of England and Wales will apply to everything relating to you using the website and you agree to keep to these laws. You agree that all disputes arising from these terms (including non-contractual disputes) are subject to the courts of England, although we reserve the right to take you to court in the country you live in.

6.4        These conditions make up the whole agreement between you and us in how you use the website. If a court decides that a condition is not valid, the rest of the conditions will still apply.

6.5        Should any part of these terms and conditions for any reason be declared invalid or unenforceable by a court of a competent jurisdiction, it shall be deemed to be deleted without affecting the remaining provisions.

6.6        We keep our terms and conditions under review and we will place any updates on this webpage. These conditions were last updated on 5th March 2014.