TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF USE
1.1 Alliance HIVE ("Website") is managed by Maru/matchbox on behalf of Alliance Homes Group.
1.2 Alliance Homes Group may amend these Terms and Conditions at its sole discretion at any time by posting changes online. We will alert panel members to any changes to these Terms and Conditions via the Website. As a member it is your responsibility to review these Terms and Conditions regularly. Any such changes to the Terms and Conditions shall come into effect once posted. Your continued use of this Website after any such changes are posted means you agree to be legally bound by these terms as updated and/or amended.
2. USE OF THIS WEBSITE
2.1 This Website consists of images, text, formats and styles of presentation, software (including HTML code) and material analogous to it ('Material'). All copyright and other moral ownership and intellectual property rights capable of subsisting in the Material or derivatives of it from time to time is either owned exclusively or is licensed to Alliance Homes Group or one of its subsidiary companies.
2.2 You acknowledge Alliance Homes Group’s rights to the Material. Save as provided elsewhere in these Terms & Conditions you must not copy, modify, manipulate, transmit, perform, publish, display, license or create derivative works from Material accessed through this site. Where copying or transmission is expressly permitted, you must not display any author attribution or copyright notice.
2.3 This Website also contains certain Alliance Homes Group (or a subsidiary company) trade marks (whether registered or unregistered), graphics, logos and service names ('Devices'). The Devices are owned exclusively by Alliance Homes Group or a subsidiary and may not be copied or reproduced in any format (save as provided elsewhere in these Terms & Conditions), or used in connection with any product or service without Alliance Homes Group’s written consent. All other trade marks not owned by Alliance Homes Group or its subsidiaries that appear on this Website are the property of their respective owners, who may not be affiliated with, connected to, or sponsored by Alliance Homes Group or its subsidiaries.
2.4 You may download and print extracts from this Website for your personal use only. No right, title or interest in any downloaded materials or software is transferred to you by such downloading. You may not make any other use of material on this site. You are not allowed to copy (whether by printing onto paper, storing on disk or any other way), distribute (including distributing copies), tamper with or alter in any way or otherwise use any material contained in this Website.
2.5 You are not allowed to copy any material from this Website for any commercial purpose.
2.6 You are not allowed to remove any copyright, trade mark or other intellectual property notices or watermark contained in the original material or from any material copied or printed from the Website.
2.7 You are not allowed to use the Website for any activities that breach any laws, infringe any other parties' rights, or breach any standards, content requirements or codes published by any relevant authority.
2.8 You are not allowed to use the Website in any way that interferes with our systems, other users or harasses, menaces or harms anyone. You will indemnify us from and against all actions, claims suits, demands, liabilities, costs or expenses arising out of, or in any way connected with, use of the site by you or any other person using your login information.
2.9 You must be 16 years of age or older to register with Alliance HIVE.
2.10 In the course of your use of the Website, you may be asked to provide personal information to us ("Member Information"). You acknowledge and agree that you are solely responsible for the accuracy and content of the Member Information you provide. Providing false information or failing to keep your Member Information up to date could lead to your membership being cancelled.
2.11 As a member of Alliance HIVE you will receive regular email survey invitations and other research activities such as discussion forums and online focus groups from Maru/matchbox. Your participation in all surveys outside of the registration survey is voluntary. You can unsubscribe from Alliance HIVE at any time by visiting the Website or from the link in email survey invitations.
3. DISCLAIMERS AND LIMITATION OF LIABILITY
3.1. We shall not be held responsible for any of the content or material contained in members' contributions, including but not limited to, any text, photographs, graphics, video or audio ("Contribution").
3.2 The content of this Website, including the information, names, images, pictures, logos and icons regarding or relating to Alliance Homes Group, its products and services (or to third party products and services), is provided "AS IS" and on an "IS AVAILABLE" basis without any representations or any kind of warranty made (whether express or implied by law) to the extent permitted by law, including the implied warranties of satisfactory quality, fitness for a particular purpose, non-infringement, compatibility, security and accuracy. Your use of this Website is at your own risk.
3.3 Under no circumstances will Alliance Homes Group be liable for any of the following losses or damage (whether such losses where foreseen, foreseeable, contemplated, known or otherwise): (a) loss of data; (b) loss of revenue or anticipated profits; (c) loss of business; (d) loss of opportunity; (e) loss of goodwill or injury to reputation; (f) losses suffered by third parties; or (g) any direct, indirect, consequential, special or exemplary damages arising from your use of this Website regardless of the form of action, or whether such loss or damage arises from our negligence or otherwise.
3.4 Alliance Homes Group does not warrant that the functions or content contained in this Website will be accurate, uninterrupted or error free, that defects will be corrected, or that this Website or the server that makes it available are free of viruses or bugs.
3.5 You acknowledge and accept that if you are dissatisfied with this Website in any way, your sole remedy is to discontinue using the Website.
4. CONTRIBUTIONS TO Alliance HIVE
4.2 We promise to keep your information secure and only use it for market research purposes to improve Alliance Homes Group products and services. We will never use this data to market to you directly or pass it to any third party without your consent. However, we will link your responses with other data held on you by Alliance Homes Group to ensure you receive appropriate research activities.
4.3 You agree that your Contribution may be used, reproduced and disclosed by us without restriction for whatever purpose we deem fit and without payment of any sum or acknowledgement of you as the source. We shall have no liability for any loss or damage suffered by you as a result of use, reproduction or disclosure of your Contribution by us.
4.4 You warrant that your Contribution is your own original work, that you have the right to make it available to Alliance Homes Group for all the purposes specified above and does not infringe any law.
4.5 You also warrant that your Contribution will not bring Alliance Homes Group, its affiliates or the Website into disrepute or subject the same to any derogatory treatment (including the depiction of any violent, defamatory, offensive or illegal activities in your Contribution).
4.6 You agree to indemnify Alliance Homes Group against any claims, damages, liability, losses, costs and expenses it may suffer or incur in relation to Alliance Homes Group’s use of your Contribution or in relation to your use of the Website.
4.7 You agree to irrevocably waive your moral rights subsisting in the Contribution. To the extent that the moral rights of another author subsist in your Contribution, you warrant the author has irrevocably waived his moral rights in the Contribution.
4.8 Alliance Homes Group is not responsible for maintaining your Contribution and we may delete it at any time without notice. Maintaining your Contribution does not constitute an endorsement of it by Alliance Homes Group.
5.1 If any of these terms are determined to be illegal, invalid or otherwise unenforceable by reason of the laws of any state or country in which these terms are intended to be effective, then to the extent and within the jurisdiction in which that term is illegal, invalid or unenforceable, it shall be severed and deleted from these terms and the remaining terms shall survive, remain in full force and effect and continue to be binding and enforceable.
5.2 These Terms & Conditions and any matter relating to this Website shall be governed by and interpreted in accordance with the laws of England and Wales. You agree to submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the Courts of England & Wales.
5.3 Alliance Homes Group may restrict, suspend or terminate your access to this Website at any time without notice to you if we believe you have breached these Terms & Conditions. All other rights we may have against you in respect of your breach are reserved.
5.4 These Terms and Conditions embody the entire agreement between you and us in respect of the matters contained or referred to in them and there are no promises, terms, conditions or obligations oral or written, express or implied, other than those contained in the Terms & Conditions.
6. DATA PROTECTION
6.1 Alliance Homes Group and Maru/matchbox warrant and undertake that they (and their respective sub-contractors and agents if any) shall duly observe their obligations under the Data Protection Act 2018 ("DPA") and any superseding or amending legislation and all other current data protection legislation which is relevant to performance of their obligations under the Terms and Conditions.
6.2 For the purposes of Clause 6 the terms 'processing', 'personal data', 'data controller' and 'data processor' shall bear the same meanings as set out in the DPA.
6.3 You acknowledge that Alliance Homes Group and Maru/matchbox may process your personal data from time to time in the course of operating the Website. You acknowledge that Alliance Homes Group shall be the data controller and Maru/matchbox shall be the data processor in respect of the processing your personal data.
6.4 This obligation requires:
6.4.1. your personal data shall only be used to fulfil Alliance Homes Group and Maru/matchbox's (and/or Alliance Homes Group and Maru/matchbox's respective sub-contractors' and agents') obligations under the Terms & Conditions and shall be processed only in accordance with the Terms & Conditions or as otherwise instructed by you and neither Alliance Homes Group nor Maru/matchbox shall disclose your personal data to any unauthorised party whatsoever. For the avoidance of doubt Alliance Homes Group will only use your personal data for marketing communications with your express consent;
6.4.2. that Alliance Homes Group and Maru/matchbox (and Alliance Homes Group and Maru/matchbox's respective sub-contractors and/or agents, if any) keep your personal data secure at all times and shall take such technical and organisational security measures against unauthorised and unlawful processing of, accidental loss of, destruction of or damage to your personal data as may be required to ensure a level of security appropriate to the harm that might result from such processing, loss, destruction or damage and the nature of your personal data to be protected;
6.4.3. that your personal data shall only be disclosed to those personnel, sub-contractors and agents that are reasonably required to have access to your personal data pursuant to their respective obligations under the Terms & Conditions provided that Alliance Homes Group and Maru/matchbox shall apprise any such personnel, sub-contractor or agent of the terms of this Clause 6 and Alliance Homes Group and Maru/matchbox shall be responsible for ensuring that any such employee, sub-contractor or agent of theirs complies with all relevant obligations contained in this Clause 6 and all current data protection legislation;
6.4.4. that neither Alliance Homes Group nor Maru/matchbox shall (and shall ensure that neither Alliance Homes Group nor Maru/matchbox's respective sub-contractors and agents shall) process your personal data outside the European Economic Area without your express prior written consent, and where you consent to such processing to comply with any reasonable instructions notified by you to Alliance Homes Group or Maru/matchbox;
6.4.5. that neither Alliance Homes Group nor Maru/matchbox shall (and shall procure that no sub-contractor or agent shall) retain your personal data or any copies or records thereof for longer than is reasonably necessary to perform their obligations under the Terms & Conditions.
6.5 Alliance Homes Group and Maru/matchbox agree to provide (and shall procure that their respective sub-contractors or agents provide) you with all reasonable cooperation and assistance in relation to any complaint or request received by you in relation to your personal data.