Terms of Use

IMPORTANT – PLEASE READ CAREFULLY BEFORE USING THIS WEBSITE

These Website Terms (the “Terms“) are the terms and conditions under which you may use this website (the “Website“). By using the Website you are deemed to have full knowledge of the Terms. We advise you to read them carefully and to print out and keep a copy of them.

1 ABOUT US

Company Name: Houghton Stone
Address: The Conifers, Filton Road, Hambrook, Bristol, BS16 1QG
Telephone: 0117 957 9000
Email: communication@houghtonstone.co.uk
VAT no: 567 572403

2 USE OF THE WEBSITE

2.1 Availability of the Website

2.1.1 We will use our reasonable endeavours to make the Website available for you to access over the internet. You are responsible (at your own cost and expense) for providing internet access and any equipment and software necessary for you to access the Website.

2.1.2 From time to time the Website may be unavailable if we carry out routine maintenance and repairs or due to the unavailability or failure of the internet. We do not give any promise that the Website or the service it provides will be available for you to access, will continue uninterrupted or error-free or will remain unchanged.

2.2 Copyright

2.2.1 All material on the Website is protected by copyright and all intellectual property rights in the designs on the Website are owned exclusively by us. You may view pages of the Website on screen and may print or download extracts of them for your own personal use. You may not provide such extracts to any third party.

2.2.2 No part of the Website may be reproduced, transmitted to, or stored on any other website or in any other form of electronic medium without our express written consent.

2.3 Content of the Website

2.3.1 We will use our reasonable endeavours to ensure that the information on the Website is accurate and complete. However, we do not give any promises about the accuracy or completeness of that information.

2.3.2 The Website includes details of services provided by us (“Services“). We will provide the Services with reasonable skill and care, but do not give any other express or implied promises about the Services (including without limitation relating to fitness for purpose or non-infringement), which shall be excluded to the maximum extent permitted by law. This does not affect your statutory rights.

2.4 Use of the Website

2.4.1 You must not:
(a) knowingly introducing any viruses, trojans, worms, logic bombs or other material which is malicious or technologically harmful;
(b) attempt to gain unauthorised access to the Website, the server on which the Website is hosted or any server, computer or database connected to the Website;
(c) attack our Website via a denial-of-service attack or a distributed denial-of service attack.

If you breach this provision you may be committing a criminal offence under the Computer Misuse Act 1990. We may report any such breach to any relevant authorities and we will co-operate with them.

2.4.2 You may include a hypertext link to our home page on any website owned by you, provided that:
(a) you do so in a way that is fair and legal and does not damage our reputation or take advantage of it;
(b) you must not do so in such a way as to suggest any form of association, approval or endorsement on our part where none exists;
(c) we may withdraw consent for you to do so at any time.

2.5 “Cookies”

2.5.1 Certain parts of the Website use “cookies” to keep track of your visit and to help you navigate between sections. A cookie is a small data file that certain websites store on your computer’s hard-drive when you visit them. They can contain information such as your user ID and the pages you have visited. The only personal information a cookie contains is information you have supplied yourself.

2.5.2 We use cookies on the Website to enable us to deliver content that is specific to your interests and gives us an idea of which parts of the Website you are visiting. Our cookies do not read data from your computer’s hard-drive or read cookies created by other websites that you have visited. This means that your visit will be tracked, but that to all intents and purposes you remain anonymous.

2.6 Security
The Website has numerous security measures in place to protect the loss, misuse and alteration of information under our control, such as passwords and firewalls. We cannot, however, guarantee that these measures are, or will remain, adequate. We do, however, take data security very seriously and will use all reasonable endeavours to protect the integrity of the information you provide.

3 QUERIES

We will use our reasonable endeavours to promptly deal with any enquiry that you submit to us about the Website. However, we do not promise that your enquiries will be dealt with within the timescale you require.

4 GENERAL
4.1 We shall not be liable for:

4.1.1 any direct loss or damage suffered or incurred by you in relation to your use of the Website or the Services unless, at the time that you used the Website or the Service, that loss was a reasonably foreseeable result of our negligence or failure to comply with these Terms;

4.1.2 any indirect or consequential loss or damage in relation to your use of the Website or the Services; or

4.1.3 any loss or damage due to circumstances beyond our reasonable control in relation to your use of the Website or the Services.For the avoidance of doubt we do not exclude or limit any liability the exclusion or limitation of which is not permitted by English law.

4.2 The remedies available to either you or us under the Terms shall not exclude or limit any other rights that you or we may have against each other. Any failure by us to enforce any of our rights under these terms shall not affect our right to enforce them at a later date.

4.3 If any provision or right under the Terms is found to be invalid or unenforceable then the remaining provisions or rights under the Terms shall be unaffected as if the invalid or unenforceable part did not exist.

4.4 The Terms contain all the terms and conditions between you and us regarding your use of the Website and the Services. No other terms and conditions or promise shall be taken to have been given or implied into the Terms except as implied by law. This does not affect your statutory rights.

4.5 We may assign, transfer, mortgage, charge, sub-contract, sub-licence or otherwise dispose of the whole or any part of the Terms without your prior written consent. Nothing in the Terms will give any right or benefit to any person who is not a party to them.

4.6 We reserve the right to change the Terms at any time without prior notice to you.

4.7 Even though any contract between you and us relating to your use of the Website and/or the Services is concluded over the internet, you and we agree that it has been concluded in England in writing. Any such contract will is governed by English law and you and we each hereby accept the exclusive jurisdiction of the English courts..