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Terms of Use

PLEASE READ THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS CAREFULLY BEFORE USING THIS SITE

What’s in these terms?

These terms tell you the rules for using our website, https://thewritersacademy.co.uk (our website) and/or our study site, https://thewritersacademyonline.co.uk.

Click on the links below to go straight to more information on each area:

Who we are and how to contact us

https://thewritersacademy.co.uk/is a site operated by The Interactive Design Institute Limited (“We”) on behalf of The Random House Group Limited and Penguin Books Limited. We are a company registered in Scotland under company number SC265879 and have our registered office at Stuart House, Eskmills, East Lothian EH21 7PB, Scotland, United Kingdom. Our VAT number is 847211435.

© The Random House Group 2016 incorporated in England and Wales.
Company number: 00954009
VAT number: 102838980
Registered office:
20 Vauxhall Bridge
London
SW1V 2SA

Penguin Books Limited incorporated in England and Wales.
Company number: 00861590
VAT number: 102838980
Registered office:
80 Strand, London WC2R 0RL
To contact us, please email info@idesigni.co.uk or telephone our customer service line on +44 (0)203 026 0810

By using our website and/or our study site you accept these terms

By using our website and/or study site, you confirm that you accept these terms of use and that you agree to comply with them.
If you do not agree to these terms, you must not use our website and/or study site.
We recommend that you print a copy of these terms for future reference.

There are other terms that may apply to you

These terms of use refer to the following additional terms, which also apply to your use of our website and/or study site:

If you enrol as a student, our Student Terms and Conditions will apply to your enrolment.

We may make changes to these terms

We amend these terms from time to time. Every time you wish to use our website and/or study site, please check these terms to ensure you understand the terms that apply at that time.

We may make changes to our website and/or our study site

We may update and change our website and/or study site from time to time to reflect changes to our services, our users’ needs and our business priorities. We will try to give you reasonable notice of any major changes.

We may suspend or withdraw our website and/or our study site

Our website is made available free of charge. Our study site can be accessed on payment of the relevant course fee.

We do not guarantee that our website and/or study site, or any content on it, will always be available or be uninterrupted. We may suspend or withdraw or restrict the availability of all or any part of our website and/or study site for business and operational reasons. We will try to give you reasonable notice of any suspension or withdrawal.

You are also responsible for ensuring that all persons who access our website and/or study site through your internet connection are aware of these terms of use and other applicable terms and conditions, and that they comply with them.

You must keep your account details safe

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. 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 reasonable opinion you have failed to comply with any of the provisions of these terms of use.

If you know or suspect that anyone, other than you knows your user identification code or password, you must promptly notify us at enquiries@thewritersacademy.co.uk or by contacting our customer service line on +44 (0)131 777 9321.

How you may use material on our website

We are the owner or the licensee of all intellectual property rights in our website and/or study 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 website and/or study site for your personal use and you may draw the attention of others to content posted on our website and/or study 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.

Our status (and that of any identified contributors) as the authors of content on our website and/or study site must always be acknowledged.

You must not use any part of the content on our website and/or study 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 website and/or study site in breach of these terms of use, your right to use our website and/or study site will cease immediately and you must, at our option, return or destroy any copies of the materials you have made.

Do not rely on information on this website

The content on our website https://thewritersacademy.co.uk is provided for general information only. It is not intended to amount to advice on which you should rely. You must obtain professional or specialist advice before taking, or refraining from, any action on the basis of the content on our website and/or study site.

Although we make reasonable efforts to update the information on our website, we make no representations, warranties or guarantees, whether express or implied, that the content on our website site is accurate, complete or up to date.

We are not responsible for websites we link to

Where our website and/or study site contains links to other sites and resources provided by third parties, these links are provided for your information only. Such links should not be interpreted as approval by us of those linked websites and/or study sites or information you may obtain from them.

We have no control over the contents of those sites or resources.

Our responsibility for loss or damage suffered by you

Whether you are a consumer or a business user:

  • We do not exclude or limit in any way our liability to you where it would be unlawful to do so. This includes liability for death or personal injury caused by our negligence or the negligence of our employees, agents or subcontractors and for fraud or fraudulent misrepresentation.
  • Different limitations and exclusions of liability will apply to liability arising as a result of the supply of any services to you, which will be set out in our Student Terms and Conditions https://thewritersacademy.co.uk/terms-and-conditions/

If you are a business user:

  • We exclude all implied conditions, warranties, representations or other terms that may apply to our website and/or study site or any content on it.
  • We will not be liable to you for any loss or damage, whether in contract, delict (including negligence), breach of statutory duty, or otherwise, even if foreseeable, arising under or in connection with:

    – use of, or inability to use, our website and/or study site; or
    – use of or reliance on any content displayed on our website and/or study site.

  • In particular, we will not be liable for:

    – loss of profits, sales, business, or revenue;
    – business interruption;
    – loss of anticipated savings;
    – loss of business opportunity, goodwill or reputation; or
    – any indirect or consequential loss or damage.

If you are a consumer user:

Please note that we only provide our website and/or study site for domestic and private use. You agree not to use our website and/or study site for any commercial or business purposes, and we have no liability to you for any loss of profit, loss of business, business interruption, or loss of business opportunity.

How we may use your personal information

We will only use your personal information as set out in our privacy policy https://thewritersacademy.co.uk/privacy-policy.

We are not responsible for viruses and you must not introduce them

We do not guarantee that our website and/or study site will be secure or free from bugs or viruses.

You are responsible for configuring your information technology, computer programmes and platform to access our website and/or study site. You should use your own virus protection software.

You must not misuse our website and/or study site by knowingly introducing viruses, trojans, worms, logic bombs or other material that is malicious or technologically harmful. You must not attempt to gain unauthorised access to our website and/or study site, the server on which our website and/or study site is stored or any server, computer or database connected to our website and/or study site. You must not attack our website and/or study 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 website and/or study site will cease immediately.

Rules about linking to our website

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.

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 to our website and/or study site in any website and/or study site that is not owned by you.

Our website and/or study site must not be framed on any other site, nor may you create a link to any part of our website and/or study site other than the home page.

We reserve the right to withdraw linking permission without notice.

If you wish to link to or make any use of content on our website and/or study site other than that set out above, please contact enquiries@thewritersacademyonline.co.uk

Which country’s laws apply to any disputes?

If you are a consumer, please note that these terms of use, their subject matter and their formation, are governed by Scots law. You and we both agree that the courts of Scotland will have exclusive jurisdiction except that if you are a resident of Northern Ireland you may also bring proceedings in Northern Ireland, and if you are resident of England and Wales, you may also bring proceedings in England and Wales.

If you are a business, these terms of use, their subject matter and their formation (and any non-contractual disputes or claims) are governed by Scots law. We both agree to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of Scotland.

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