Terms & conditions

1.0       General

1.1       Please read these Terms and Conditions carefully before using this Website and its subdomains (“the Website”) operated by the Chartered Society of Designers (“the Society”) to promote the Year End Show initiative entitled YES. By using this Website, you (“the User”) agree to be bound by its Terms and Conditions as set out herein. If you do not agree to these Terms and Conditions you are politely asked to leave this Website immediately.

2.0       Content

2.1       The Society strives to ensure that the content, data and information (“the Content”) contained in this Website is accurate and up-to-date however all content is made available on an ‘as is’ basis and without any form of guarantee or warranty of any kind, whether express, implied or statutory.

2.2       For the avoidance of doubt, the Society is not responsible for any content of any other website accessible from this Website and does not offer any form of endorsement or warranty of any third- party services or products.

2.3       The contents of this Website shall not be used in any way or transferred to any party for any commercial purpose or otherwise without the prior express written permission of the Society.

2.4       This Website is intended to offer a showcase and provide general information and does not offer an exhaustive treatment of any specific subject(s). Accordingly, the information in this Website does not constitute any legal, consultative or other professional advice, service or contract.

2.5       The User is strictly prohibited from scraping any content, data and or information from this Website whether belonging to the Society or a third party for any purposes.

3.0       Use of this website

3.1       The Society does not tolerate spam or unsolicited commercial communications and the User(s) shall not make unsolicited contact to the other User(s) of this Website.

3.2       The Society does not permit any hyperlinks to this Website other than to an Institution or Course having undergone registration on this Website or those linking to an Exhibiting Student without the prior express written permission of the Society.

3.3       You agree that you will not use or cause to be used any robot, spider or any device that might contain any viruses, Trojan horses, worms, time bombs, cancel bots, Easter eggs or any other computer programming routines that may damage, modify, delete, detrimentally interfere with, surreptitiously intercept, access without authority or expropriate any system, data or personal information whilst accessing this Website.

3.4       Your use of this Website and any content herein is at your own risk and you assume full responsibility and risk of loss resulting from the use of this Website or its content. The Society nor any of its affiliates, partners, trustees, employees or sponsors of any thereof will be liable for any direct, indirect, incidental, consequential or punitive damages or any other damages whatsoever, whether in an action of contract, statute, tort (including without limitation negligence) or otherwise, relating to the use of this Website or its content.

3.5       All Materials submitted are displayed for the convenience of visitors to this Website and the Society does not endorse or confirm the contents of any such Materials. The submitted Materials including any personal information that has been submitted to this Website may be used by the Society at our reasonable discretion. When submitting Materials, you are required to respect this Website and you must comply with these terms of use of this Website. Materials must not include offensive or defamatory material and the Society accepts no liability or responsibility for the contents or the use of Materials and will not be responsible for inadvertently publishing such material.

4.0       Unauthorised use of this website

4.1       The following uses are unauthorised -a breach of these conditions may be an infringement or even a crime:

(a)        Any unauthorised use or copying of our Intellectual Property, name, trading style, get-up, confidential information or data (being information of a confidential nature the misuse of which will foreseeably damage our business reputation or goodwill) or Intellectual Property.

(b)        Unauthorised entry to any non-public part of this Website, including its underlying codes, or into any private computer system of the Society.

(c)        Unauthorised copying, downloading or framing of any part of this Website.

(d)        Unauthorised covert or overt linking of any part of this Website with another website or interception of visitors or potential visitors.

(e)        Any action which is intended or has the effect of deceiving or misleading the Society or third parties, whether for gain or otherwise.

(f)         Submission of Material which is defamatory or offensive or amounts to infringement of third-party rights.

5.0       Sales

5.1       From time to time the Society may make available services, including training, events, memberships, materials or goods for sale.

5.2       In such circumstances the specific terms and conditions of the sale including payment, refund policies, etc. will be made available alongside the offer.

6.0       Intellectual property

6.1       The copyright in all content, graphics, tables, images and underlying codes of this Website other than the materials submitted by courses and graduates, belongs to the Society and is hereby asserted. The ‘Chartered Society of Designers’, the Chartered Society of Designers’ ‘Minerva’ logo, any course endorsement logos for CSD Accredited, Recognised, Validated or Supported courses, the ‘Register of Chartered Designers’ and the Register of Chartered Designers’ ‘Owl’ logo (and any of the forgoing used in any combination), post nominal letters, product names and all page headers, footers and icons are trademarks or registered trademarks of the Society. All other product names, company names and logos mentioned or within the content of this Website are the trademarks of their respective owners.

6.2       This Website and its content, unless stated, remain the Intellectual Property of the Society and except as otherwise provided may not be copied, scraped, reproduced, published, distributed, amended or otherwise for any purposes whatsoever without the prior express written permission of the Society.

6.3       All images contained in this Website are protected by copyright and may not be used, scraped, reproduced, distributed, amended or appropriated in any manner without the prior express written permission of the owner of the intellectual property rights.

6.4       You may not modify, copy, scrape, reproduce, republish, upload, post, transmit or distribute, by any means or in any manner, any material or information on or downloaded from this Website including but not limited to text, graphics, video, audio, messages, code and/or software without our prior written consent, except where expressly invited to do so.

6.5       You may not incorporate any material from this Website into any other work, publication or website either of your own or belonging to any third party without the prior written consent of the Society or the owner of the Intellectual property.

7.0       Liability

7.1       The downloading of any content from this Website or any website linking from this Website is at the User(s)’ own risk and the Society accepts no liability or gives any guarantee or warranty against any damage or loss arising from any such downloading or use of the content. The sole responsibility for any loss or damage arising from any such downloading or use of the content by the User(s) or a third party as a result of the User(s)’ action will be the sole responsibility of the User(s).

7.2       The Society does not control the information or resources provided by other Users or external websites, which is made available through this Website by reference or links and the Society makes no representations or warranties as to the accuracy of, or any other aspect relating to such information or resources.

7.3       This Website and the information contained herein is provided ‘as is’ and the Society makes no express or implied representations or warranties regarding this Website or its contents. Without limiting the foregoing, the Society does not warrant that the content of this Website will be error free or will meet any particular criteria or performance or quality. The Society expressly disclaims all implied warranties, including without limitation, warranties of merchantability, title, fitness for a particular purpose, non-infringement, compatibility, security and accuracy.

7.4       The Society shall not be liable for any damage or loss of any kind arising directly or indirectly from the use of this Website, including but not limited to any damage or loss suffered as a result of relying on the content of this Website or any links provided by this Website to others.

8.0       Warranty

8.1       The Society does not guarantee continuous, un-interrupted or secure access to this Website, which may be affected by factors outside the control of the Society. To the fullest extent permitted by law the Society excludes all implied warranties, conditions, and other terms, whether implied or by statute or otherwise, including without limitation any terms as to skill and care or timeliness of performance. This may not apply to the User(s) in certain jurisdictions that do not allow the disclaimer of implied warranties.

8.2       The Society makes no warranty that any material within this Website is free of infection by computer viruses or any other means of infection. Reasonable steps have been taken to protect this Website by anti-virus software, but all visitors are advised to take all necessary steps to ensure that no virus contamination occurs. No responsibility can be accepted for any loss or damage sustained as a consequence of any virus transmission.

8.3       The Society excludes any warranty regarding the competence or ability to practice or deliver design education claimed by any registrants and no liability whatsoever whether in contract or otherwise, for any loss or damage arising directly or indirectly from the commissioning of any services promoted on this Website.

8.4       The Society excludes any warranty regarding the claims made by advertisers or those promoting or listing goods and services or the performance of such good and services and accepts no liability whatsoever whether in contract or otherwise, for any loss or damage arising directly or indirectly from the use of such goods and services offered on this Website.

9.0       Privacy

9.1       The Society fully respects your right to privacy and will not collect any personal information about you on this Website without your permission and any personal information you volunteer to the Society will be treated with the highest standards of security and confidentiality in strict accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998 and GDPR. The Society does not collect any personal data on this Website apart from that which you volunteer for a particular purpose such as showcasing, promoting, subscribing to alerts, magazines or using online forms.

9.2       Any data provided by you is only used for the purposes for which you provided it.

For more information please see our Privacy policy.

10.0       Collection and use of technical information

10.1       Technical details in connection with visits to this Website and communications made via this website are logged by the Society for statistical purposes only. No information is collected that could be used to identify visitors to this Website.

10.2       Technical details logged are confined to the following:

  • The IP address of the User(s)’ server
  • The top-level domain name used
  • Click stream data showing the traffic of Users around this Website
  • The type of web browser used by the User(s)
  • The type of interaction between users, courses and students

10.3       The Society will make no attempt to identify the individual User(s) from the technical details listed above or to associate the technical details with any individual unless in the event of any deemed breach of any of the terms and conditions set out on this Website.

10.4       It is the policy of the Society never to disclose such technical information in respect of individual Users of this Website to any third party unless obliged to do so by a rule of law.

10.5       Any technical details collected will only be used by the Society for statistical and administrative purposes.

11.0     Modification

11.1     The Society reserves the right to amend, modify or update this Website from time to time and does not guarantee continuous, uninterrupted or secure access to this Website and accepts no liability to the User(s) or any third party for any loss or damage of any nature arising directly or indirectly as a result.

12.0     Jurisdiction

12.1     These Terms and Conditions (together with all documents referred to in them) are governed by and construed in accordance with English law. The parties irrevocably agree that the English courts have non-exclusive jurisdiction to settle any dispute or claim that arises out of or in connection with the Terms and Conditions and any documents referred to in them.

13.0     Compliance

13.1     All parties are required to comply with UK legislation relating to websites and e-commerce.