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Terms and Conditions of Website Use

This section (together with the documents referred to on it) tells you the Terms Of
Use on which you may make use of our website (our site),
whether as a guest or a registered user. Please read these terms of use carefully
before you start to use the site. By using our site, you indicate that you accept these
terms of use and that you agree to abide by them. If you do not agree to these terms
of use, please refrain from using our site.

Information about us is a site operated by the Guild of Mace-Bearers (“We”). We
are a not-for-profit membership organisation.

Accessing our site

Access to our site is permitted on a temporary basis, and we reserve the right to
withdraw or amend the service we provide on our site without notice (see below).
We will not be liable if for any reason our site is unavailable at any time or for any

From time to time, we may restrict access to some parts of our site, or our entire
site, to users who have registered with us.

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, and you must not disclose it to any third party. 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 opinion you have failed to comply with any
of the provisions of these terms of use.

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

Intellectual property rights

We are the owner or the licensee of all intellectual property rights in our site, and in
the material published on it. Those works are protected by copyright laws and
treaties around the world. All such rights are reserved.

You may print off one copy, and may download extracts, of any page(s) from our site
for your personal reference and you may draw the attention of others within your
organisation to material posted on our site.

You must not modify the paper or digital copies of any materials you have printed off
or downloaded in any way, and you must not use any illustrations, photographs,
video or audio sequences or any graphics separately from any accompanying text.
You must not use any part of the materials on our site for commercial purposes
without obtaining a licence to do so from us or our licensors.

If you print off, copy or download any part of our site in breach of these terms of
use, your right to use our site will cease immediately and you must, at our option,
return or destroy any copies of the materials you have made.

Your registration rights

Each registration is for a single user only. You should not share your user name or
password with any other person nor with multiple users on a network.

Responsibility for the security of any passwords issued rests with you. You are
entirely responsible for any and all activities which occur under your user account.

Reliance on information posted

Commentary and other materials posted on our site are not intended to amount to
advice on which reliance should be placed. We therefore disclaim all liability and
responsibility arising from any reliance placed on such materials by any visitor to our
site, or by anyone who may be informed of any of its contents.

Our liability

The material displayed on our site is provided without any guarantees, conditions or
warranties as to its accuracy. To the extent permitted by law, we, hereby expressly

  1. All conditions, warranties and other terms which might otherwise be implied by statute, common law or the law of equity.
  2. Any liability for any direct, indirect or consequential loss or damage incurred by any user in connection with our site or in connection with the use, inability to use, or results of the use of our site, any websites linked to it and any materials posted on it, including, without limitation any liability for: loss of income or revenue;
     loss of business;
     loss of profits or contracts;
     loss of anticipated savings;
     loss of data;
     loss of goodwill;
     wasted management or office time;
    and for any other loss or damage of any kind, however arising and whether caused
    by tort (including negligence), breach of contract or otherwise, even if foreseeable.

This does not affect our liability for death or personal injury arising from our
negligence,nor our liability for fraudulent misrepresentation or misrepresentation as to a fundamental matter, nor any other liability which cannot be excluded or limited under applicable law.

Information about you and your visits to our site

We process information about you in accordance with our privacy policy. By using
our site, you consent to such processing and you warrant that all data provided by
you is accurate.

Viruses, hacking and other offences

You must not misuse our site by knowingly introducing viruses, trojans, worms, logicbombs or other material which is malicious or technologically harmful. You must not attempt to gain unauthorised access to our site, the server on which our site is
stored or any server, computer or database connected to our site. You must not
attack our site via a denial-of-service attack or a distributed denial-of-service attack.

By breaching this provision, you would commit a criminal offence under the
Computer Misuse Act 1990. We will report any such breach to the relevant law
enforcement authorities and we will co-operate with those authorities by disclosing
your identity to them. In the event of such a breach, your right to use our site will
cease immediately.

We will not be liable for any loss or damage caused by a distributed denial-of-service
attack, viruses or other technologically harmful material that may infect your
computer equipment, computer programs, data or other proprietary material due to
your use of our site or to your downloading of any material posted on it, or on any
website linked to it.

Linking to our site

You may link to our 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, but 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 from any website that is not owned by you.

Our site must not be framed on any other site, nor may you create a link to any part
of our site other than the home page. We reserve the right to withdraw linking
permission without notice. If you wish to make any use of material on our site other
than that set out above, please write to us at our registered office.

Links from our site

Where our site contains links to other sites and resources provided by third parties,
these links are provided for your information only. We have no control over the
contents of those sites or resources, and accept no responsibility for them or for any
loss or damage that may arise from your use of them.

Jurisdiction and applicable law

The English courts will have exclusive jurisdiction over any claim arising from, or
related to, a visit to our site although we retain the right to bring proceedings against
you for breach of these conditions in your country of residence or any other relevant

These terms of use and any dispute or claim arising out of or in connection with
them or their subject matter or formation (including non-contractual disputes or
claims) shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the law of England
and Wales.


We may revise these terms of use at any time by amending this page. You are
expected to check this page from time to time to take notice of any changes we
made, as they are binding on you. Some of the provisions contained in these terms
of use may also be superseded by provisions or notices published elsewhere on our

Your concerns

If you have any concerns about material which appears on our site, please write to
the Webmaster, Peter Legg, P.O. Box 10470, Markfield, LE67 9XP.

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