Specialized.com/gb/en Website Terms of Use
Last Modified: 01/11/2017

Acceptance of the Terms of Use
These terms of use are entered into by and between you and Specialized (UK) Limited, ("Specialized", "we", "us" or "our"). The following terms and conditions  ("Terms of Use"), govern your access to and use of specialized.com/gb/en, including any content, functionality and services offered on or through specialized.com/gb/en ("Website"), whether as a guest or a registered user.  The Website is the property of and operated by Specialized.  All feedback, comments, requests for technical support and other communications relating to the Website should be directed to: [email protected]
Please read the Terms of Use carefully before you start to use the Website. By using the Website, you accept and agree to be bound by these Terms of Use. If you do not want to agree to these Terms of Use, you must not access or use the Website. We may revise these Terms of Use to reflect changes to our site, our users' needs, our business priorities or changes in law. We will try to give you reasonable notice of any major revisions. Every time you wish to use our Website, please check these Terms of Use to ensure you understand the terms that apply at that time. These terms were most recently updated on the date at the top of them.

Information about us

We are Specialized (UK) Limited, a company registered in England and Wales under company number 02354268 and with our registered office at 65 Woodbridge Road, Guildford, Surrey, GU1 4RD which is also our main trading address. Our VAT number is [XXX]. We are a limited company. To contact us, please see our contact us page.

Accessing the Website and Account Security
We reserve the right to withdraw or amend this Website, and any service or material we provide on the Website, in our sole discretion without notice. We will not be liable if, for any reason, all or any part of the Website is unavailable at any time or for any period. From time to time, we may restrict access to some parts of the Website, or the entire Website, to users, including registered users.
To access the Website or some of the resources it offers, you may be asked to provide certain registration details or other information. All the information you provide on the Website must be correct, current and complete.
If you choose, or are provided with, a user name, 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 other person. You also acknowledge that your account is personal to you and agree not to provide any other person with access to this Website or portions of it using your user name, password or other security information. You agree to notify us immediately of any unauthorized access to or use of your user name or password or any other breach of security. You also agree to ensure that you exit from your account at the end of each session. You should use particular caution when accessing your account from a public or shared computer so that others are not able to view or record your password or other personal information.
We have the right to disable any user name, password or other identifier, whether chosen by you or provided by us, at any time in our sole discretion for any or no reason, including if, in our opinion, you have breached any provision of these Terms of Use.

Viruses

You understand that we cannot and do not guarantee that files available for downloading from the internet or the Website will be free of viruses or other destructive code. You are responsible for implementing sufficient procedures and checkpoints to satisfy your particular requirements for anti-virus protection and accuracy of data input and output, and for maintaining a means external to the Website for any reconstruction of any lost data.

Intellectual Property Rights

The Website and its entire contents, features and functionality (including but not limited to all information, software, text, displays, images, video and audio, and the design, selection and arrangement thereof), are owned by Specialized, its licensors or other providers of such material and are protected by intellectual property rights.

These Terms of Use permit you to use the Website for your personal, non-commercial use only.

If you print, copy, modify, download or otherwise use or provide any other person with access to any part of the Website in breach of the Terms of Use, your right to use the Website will cease immediately and you must, at our option, return or destroy any copies of the materials you have made. No right, title or interest in or to the Website or any content on the Website is transferred to you, and all rights not expressly granted are reserved by Specialized. Any use of the Website not expressly permitted by these Terms of Use is a breach of these Terms of Use and may breach intellectual property rights or other laws.

The Specialized name, Specialized logos, including, but not limited to the Specialized “S” Logo, and all related names, logos, product and service names, designs and slogans are trademarks of Specialized or its affiliates or licensors. You must not use such marks without the prior written permission of Specialized. All other names, logos, product and service names, designs and slogans on this Website are the trademarks of their respective owners.

Prohibited Uses 

You may use the Website only for lawful purposes and in accordance with these Terms of Use. You agree not to use the Website in any way that (1) is illegal; (2) restricts or inhibits anyone's use or enjoyment of the Website, or which, as reasonably determined by us, may harm Specialized or users of the Website or expose them to liability; (3) could disable, overburden, damage, or impair the Website or interfere with any other party's use of the Website, including their ability to engage in real time activities through the Website; (4) attempts to access any unauthorized portion or feature of the Website; or (5) probes, scans, or tests the vulnerability of the Website.

User Contributions and Submissions

The Website may contain message boards, chat rooms, personal web pages or profiles, forums, bulletin boards, and other interactive features ("Interactive Services") that allow users to post, submit, publish, display or transmit to other users or other persons ("post") content or materials ("User Contributions") on or through the Website.

All User Contributions must comply with the Content Standards set out in these Terms of Use. You promise that any User Contribution complies with those Content Standards, and you agree to compensate us fully for any breach of that promise - this means you will be responsible for any loss or damage we suffer as a result of your breach.

Any User Contribution you post to the Website will be considered non-confidential. By providing any User Contribution on the Website, you grant us and, our affiliates and service providers, the right to use any User Contribution in any way for non-commercial purposes (except if it is a Submission) 
You understand and acknowledge that you are responsible for any User Contributions you submit or contribute, and you, not Specialized, have fully responsibility for such content, including its legality, reliability, accuracy and appropriateness.  By submitting a User Contribution, you promise that you own or control all rights in and to the User Contributions and have the right to grant the rights granted above.

We are not responsible, or liable to any third party, for the content or accuracy of any User Contributions posted by you or any other user of the Website.

We reserve the right to take any action with respect to any User Contribution that we deem necessary or appropriate in our sole discretion.

We have the right to fully cooperate with any law enforcement authorities or court order requesting or directing us to disclose the identity or other information of anyone posting any materials on or through the Website. You agreed to compensate us fully from any such investigation or order, and any claim made against us as a result of them - this means you will be responsible for any loss or damage we suffer as a result of these.

However, we do not undertake to review material before it is posted on the Website, and cannot ensure prompt removal of objectionable material after it has been posted.

We do not accept or consider unsolicited ideas, including ideas for new advertising campaigns, new promotions, new or improved products or technologies, product enhancements, processes, materials, marketing plans or new product names. Please do not submit any unsolicited ideas, original creative artwork, suggestions or other works (“Submissions”) in any form to us or any of our employees. The restrictions in this paragraph are included to avoid potential misunderstandings or disputes when Specialized's products or marketing strategies might seem similar to ideas submitted to us. If, despite our request that you not send us your ideas, you still submit them, then regardless of what anything accompanying your Submission says, then you agree that: (1) your Submissions and their contents will automatically become the property of Specialized, without any compensation to you; (2) Specialized may use or redistribute the Submissions and their contents for any purpose and in any way; (3) there is no obligation for Specialized to review the Submission; and (4) there is no obligation to keep any Submissions confidential.

Content Standards

Information you submit must not contain any material which: (1) is defamatory, obscene, indecent, abusive, offensive, harassing, violent, hateful, inflammatory or otherwise objectionable; (2) promotes sexually explicit or pornographic material, violence, or discrimination based on race, sex, religion, nationality, disability, sexual orientation or age, or any illegal acts; (3) infringes the legal rights of any person or contain any material that could give rise to any civil or criminal liability under applicable laws or regulations or that otherwise may be in conflict with these Terms of Use; or (4) give the impression that they emanate from or are endorsed by us or any other person or entity, if this is not the case.

Reliance on Information Posted

The information presented on or through the Website is made available solely for general information purposes. We do not confirm the accuracy, completeness or usefulness of this information. Any reliance you place on such information is strictly at your own risk. This Website may include content provided by third parties, including materials provided by other users, bloggers and third-party licensors, syndicators, aggregators and/or reporting services. All statements and/or opinions expressed in these materials, and all articles and responses to questions and other content, other than the content provided by Specialized, are solely the opinions and the responsibility of the person or entity providing those materials. These materials do not necessarily reflect the opinion of Specialized. We are not responsible, or liable to you or any third party, for the content or accuracy of any materials provided by any third parties.

Third party retailers

The Website may display stock and other product information from third party retailers and re-sellers. We have no control over this information. If you decide to access any such third party website linked to this Website, you do so entirely at your own risk and subject to the terms and conditions applicable for such websites (including any subsequent purchase you may make via those websites).

We may update the content on this Website from time to time, but its content is not necessarily complete or up-to-date. Any of the material on the Website may be out of date at any given time, and we are under no obligation to update such material.

Information About You and Your Visits to the Website

Please see our Privacy Policy  where we explain how we use your personal information that we collect on this Website.

 

Linking to the Website and Social Media Features

You may link to our homepage, 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 without our express written consent.
This Website may provide certain social media features that enable you to:

  • link from your own or certain third-party websites to certain content on this Website.
  • send e-mails or other communications with certain content, or links to certain content, on this Website.
  • cause limited portions of content on this Website to be displayed or appear to be displayed on your own or certain third-party websites.

You may use these features solely as they are provided by us and solely with respect to the content they are displayed with and otherwise in accordance with any additional terms and conditions we provide with respect to such features. Subject to that, you must not:

  • establish a link from any website that is not owned by you.
  • cause the Website or portions of it to be displayed, or appear to be displayed by, for example, framing, deep linking or in-line linking, on any other site.
  • link to any part of the Website other than the homepage.
  • otherwise take any action with respect to the materials on this Website that is inconsistent with any other provision of these Terms of Use.

You agree to cooperate with us in immediately ceasing any unauthorized framing or linking. We reserve the right to withdraw linking permission without notice.
We may disable all or any social media features and any links at any time without notice in our discretion.

Links from the Website


If the Website contains links to other sites and resources provided by third parties, these links are provided for your convenience only. This includes links contained in advertisements, including banner advertisements and sponsored links. We have no control over the contents of those sites or resources.  If you decide to access any of the third party websites linked to this Website, you do so entirely at your own risk and subject to the terms and conditions applicable for such websites.

 

Limitation on Liability

If we fail to comply with these Terms of Use, we are responsible for loss or damage you suffer that is a foreseeable result of our breach of these Terms of Use or our negligence, but we are not responsible for any loss or damage that is not foreseeable. Loss or damage is foreseeable if it is an obvious consequence of our breach or if it was an order was accepted. We also only provide the Website for domestic and private use. You agree not to use our 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. 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, for fraud or fraudulent misrepresentation, and for breach of your legal rights in relation to the Website.

Governing Law and Jurisdiction

These Terms of Use, their subject matter and formation are governed by English law. You and we both agree to that the courts of England and Wales will have non-exclusive jurisdiction. However, if you are a resident of Northern Ireland you may also bring proceedings in Northern Ireland, you are a resident of Scotland, you may also bring proceedings in Scotland, and if you are a resident in Ireland, you may also bring proceedings in Ireland.

Transfer

We may transfer our rights and obligations under these Terms of Use to another organisation, but this will not affect your rights or our obligations under these Terms of Use.

Waiver and Severability

If we fail to insist that you performs any obligation under these Terms of Use, or if we do not enforce our rights against you, or if we delay in doing so, that will not mean that we have waived our rights against you and will not mean that you do not have to comply with those obligations. If we do waive a default by you, we will only do so in writing, and that will not mean that we will automatically waive any later default by you.
Each of the paragraphs of these Terms of Use operates separately. If any court or relevant authority decides that any of them are unlawful or unenforceable, the remaining paragraphs will remain in full force and effect.

 

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