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The following describes the Terms Of Use (or "Terms and Conditions") on which Chris Hardy offers you the information (including the Intellectual Property, as defined below), services and products on this web site and related web pages (collectively, the "Services").

Chris Hardy reserves the right to modify, amend or restate the Terms Of Use from time to time with or without prior notice.

Your use of this web site and any Services after the posting of modifications to these Terms Of Use will constitute your acceptance of the Terms Of Use as modified.

Use of this web site

You represent that you have read and agree to be bound by the Terms Of Use. You further agree to comply with U.K. or other applicable law regarding the transmission of any information obtained from the Services in accordance with the Terms Of Use, not to use the Services for illegal purposes, and not to interfere or disrupt the networks connected to the Services.

Restrictions on use

You may not use the Services for any illegal purposes or in any manner inconsistent with the Terms Of Use. You agree to use the Services solely for your own non-commercial use and benefit, and not for resale or other transfer or disposition to, or use by or for the benefit of, any other person or entity.

You agree to promptly notify Chris Hardy upon becoming aware of any unauthorized access or use of the Services by any party or any claim that the Services infringes upon any copyright, trademark or other contractual, statutory or common law rights.

Further restrictions on use

You may not copy, reproduce, recompile, decompile, disassemble, reverse engineer, distribute, publish, display, perform, modify, upload to, create derivative works from, transmit or in any way exploit any part of the service, except that you may download material from the service and/or make one print copy for your own personal, non-commercial use, provided that you retain all copyright and other proprietary notices.

You may not use the Services in any way to improve the quality of any data sold or contributed by you to any third party. Furthermore, you may not use any of my trademarks, trade names or service marks in any manner which creates the impression that such names and marks belong to or are associated with you or are used with my consent, and you acknowledge that you have no ownership rights in and to any of these names and marks.

You will not use the Services or the information contained therein in unsolicited mailings or spam material. You will not use any of my trademarks, trade names or service marks in unsolicited mailings or spam material.

You will not spam or send unsolicited mailings to any person or entity using the services. You agree to comply with any other applicable terms and conditions.

Intellectual property

This web site contains material which is derived in whole or in part from materials supplied by Chris Hardy and various other sources. This web site, including but not limited to its text, logos, content, photographs, flash animations, video, audio and graphics (the "Intellectual Property"), is protected by copyrights, service marks, international treaties and/or other proprietary rights and laws of the U.K. and other countries. The Intellectual Property is also protected as a collective work or compilation under U.K. copyright and other laws and treaties. All individual articles, columns and other elements making up the Services are also copyrighted works. You agree to abide by all applicable copyright and other laws, as well as any additional Terms Of Uses or restrictions contained in the Services.

If you would like to make copies and/or distribute certain information, please contact us.

No license granted

You acquire absolutely no rights or licenses in or to the Services and materials contained therein other than the limited right to utilize the Services in accordance with the Terms Of Use. Should you choose to download content from the Services, you must do so in accordance with the Terms Of Use. Such download is licensed to you by Chris Hardy only for your own personal, non-commercial use in accordance with the Terms Of Useand does not transfer any other rights to you.

Accuracy disclaimer

Chris Hardy does not warrant or guarantee the accuracy, quality, completeness, currency, or validity of any information on the web site or linked from the web site. All information contained on this web site has been obtained from sources believed by Chris Hardy to be accurate and reliable. The ads, press releases, and newsletters are also provided by the identified organizations. Chris Hardy does not edit or control the information Chris Hardy receives, although it may note obvious errors that have been discovered. Due to the possibility of human and mechanical error, Chris Hardy is not responsible for any errors or omissions.

Rights reserved

All present and future rights in and to the Intellectual Property and other proprietary rights of Chris Hardy of any type under the laws of any governmental authority, domestic or foreign, including rights in and to all applications and registrations relating to the Services (the "Intellectual Property Rights") shall, as between you and Chris Hardy, at all times be and remain the sole and exclusive property of Chris Hardy. All present and future rights in and title to the Services (including the right to exploit the Services and any portions of the Services over any present or future technology) are reserved to Chris Hardy for my exclusive use. Except as specifically permitted by the Terms Of Use, you may not copy or make any use of the Services or any portion thereof.

Liability disclaimer

The material provided on this web site could include technical inaccuracies or typographical errors and the web site may be subject to periods of interruption. Chris Hardy may make changes or improvements at anytime.

Limitation of liability

While Chris Hardy endeavors to maintain the highest professional quality of the Services Chris Hardy offers on this web site, Chris Hardy cannot be held responsible for any errors, defects, lost profits, or other consequential damages arising from the use of this web site. Chris Hardy will not be liable for any damages or injury, including but not limited to, special or consequential damages that result from any failure of performance, error, omission, interruption, defect, delay in operation of transmission, or computer virus, the use of, or the inability to use, the materials in the Services even if there is negligence by Chris Hardy or an authorized representative of Chris Hardy; user has been advised of the possibility of such damages. The above limitation or exclusion may not apply to you to the extent that applicable law may not permit the limitation or exclusion of liability for incidental or consequential damages. my total liability to you for all losses, damages, and causes of action (in contract, tort (including without limitation, negligence, or otherwise) will not exceed the amount you paid to Chris Hardy to access the Services.


You agree, to the extent permitted by applicable law, to indemnify and hold Chris Hardy harmless from any claim or demand, including reasonable solicitors' fees, made by any third party due to or arising out of your use of the Services, the violation of these Terms Of Use by you, or the infringement by you, or other user of the Services using your computer, of any Intellectual Property or other right of any person or entity. Chris Hardy reserves the right, at its own expense, to assume the exclusive defense and control of any matter otherwise subject to indemnification by you.


The Services display links to other web sites that are not owned or maintained by Chris Hardy and which contain information some people may find inappropriate or offensive. Chris Hardy has not reviewed such web sites and are not responsible for the content thereof. The inclusion of a link to such web sites does not imply endorsement by Chris Hardy. Viewing of any web site linked to the Services is at your own risk.

Endorsement disclaimer

Chris Hardy does not endorse, support, sanction, or verify the information or material that is provided on this web site or linked to this web site. Unless otherwise specifically indicated, Chris Hardy has no affiliation with any of the organizations mentioned or described on the web site, and Chris Hardy makes no representations or warranties with regard to those organizations. Nor does Chris Hardy endorse or affiliate itself with any of the organizations that are linked to or from this web site.

Privacy policy

My current Privacy Policy is posted here and is incorporated herein by reference. By using this web site, you expressly consent to certain disclosures of your personally identifiable and other personal information provided to you by Chris Hardy to third parties, and to use of your information by Chris Hardy and third parties, to the extent set forth in my current Privacy Policy, unless you otherwise notify Chris Hardy in accordance with the Privacy Policy.

Policies concerning claims of infringement

It is my policy to respond expeditiously upon receiving notice of claimed intellectual property infringement. Chris Hardy will promptly process and investigate notices of alleged infringement and will take appropriate actions under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act and other applicable intellectual property laws.

All notices of copyright infringement should be sent to Chris Hardy.

Notices of copyright infringement should contain the following information:

  1. A physical or electronic signature of a person authorized to act on behalf of the copyright owner that is allegedly infringed.
  2. Identification of the copyrighted work claimed to have been infringed.
  3. Identification of the material that is claimed to be infringing or to be the subject of infringing activity and information reasonably sufficient to permit Chris Hardy to locate the material.
  4. The address, telephone number, or e-mail address of the complaining party.
  5. A statement that the complaining party has a good faith belief that use of the material in the manner complained of is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law.
  6. A statement, under penalty of perjury, that the information in the notification is accurate, and that the complaining party is authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed. Chris Hardy reserve the right to remove and/or disable access from the Service to web pages of repeat infringers and reserves the right to terminate all account holders and subscribers who are repeat infringers of intellectual property laws.

Access and interference

You agree that you will not use any robot, spider, other automatic device, or manual process to monitor or copy my Intellectual Property or any other content contained herein without my prior written consent. You agree that you will not use any device, software or routine to interfere or attempt to interfere with the proper working of the Services. You agree that you will not take any action that imposes an unreasonable or disproportionately large load on my infrastructure.

Access outside the United Kingdom

Chris Hardy makes no representation that the materials provided at this web site are appropriate or available for use in locations outside of the United Kingdom, its territories and possessions. If you use the Services from other locations, you are responsible for compliance with applicable local laws.

General disclaimer

Chris Hardy is not responsible for any direct, indirect, incidental, consequential or any other damages arising out of or in connection with the use of this web site or in reliance on the information available on the web site. This includes any personal injury, business interruption, loss of use, lost data, lost profits, or any other pecuniary loss, whether in an action of contract, negligence, or other tortuous action, even if Chris Hardy have been informed of the possibility.


Our failure to act with respect to a breach by you or others does not waive my right to act with respect to subsequent or similar breaches. If Chris Hardy asks a third party to provide Services through this web site, the provisions of this agreement shall apply to your use of the Services, unless otherwise noted. Chris Hardy shall not be liable for any delay or failure to perform resulting directly or indirectly from any causes beyond my reasonable control.

Chris Hardy may freely assign or update this agreement.