ATTENTION: THIS WEBSITE IS BROUGHT TO YOU ("YOU") BY SHARP ELECTRONICS (UK) LIMITED ("SHARP"). THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF USE APPLY TO THE ENTIRE CONTENTS OF THIS WEBSITE AND YOUR USE OF IT. PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING CAREFULLY BEFORE USING THIS WEBSITE. USING THIS WEBSITE INDICATES THAT YOU ACCEPT THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF USE AND AGREE TO BE BOUND BY THEM. IF YOU DO NOT ACCEPT THEM, DO NOT USE THIS WEBSITE.
Sharp welcomes Your views about this website, which it operates at http://www.sharp.co.uk ("Website"), and these Terms and Conditions of Use. If You would like to contact Sharp with any queries or comments please use the Contact Details page.
1. USE OF WEBSITE & INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY
1.1 Sharp operates this Website to provide information about its business activities, products and the support it offers for its customers in the United Kingdom. If You are a consumer, You may also make purchases of Sharp products on this Website for personal, non-commercial purposes.
1.2 Every time You use this Website You are agreeing to be bound by these Terms and Conditions of Use and, as applicable, the Terms and Conditions of Sale, the Order Form, the Order Confirmation, any other applicable legal notices or terms and conditions which are located on particular pages of this Website and any other information which Sharp brings to Your attention (the "Agreement").
1.3 You are permitted to download and print content from this Website, for Your own personal, non-commercial use, provided that:
(a) You do not modify the content on this Website in any way;
(b) You do not use the graphics on this Website separately from any accompanying text;
(c) You ensure that Sharp's copyright and trade mark notices appear in all copies;
(d) You do not incorporate content from this Website in any other work in whatever form;
(e) You do not reproduce, transmit or store content from this Website in relation to any other Website or form of electronic retrieval system; and
(f) You do not access content from this Website in such a manner as to make it appear part of any other Website or electronic database or retrieval system.
1.4 If You have any queries about the commercial use of content from this Website or You want to make purchases of Sharp products for commercial purposes, please contact Sharp using the details on the Contact Details page to discuss Your requirements.
1.5 Any use of the content on this Website other than in accordance with Clause 1.3 above or without Sharp's prior written permission for any purpose is prohibited. If You breach any of the provisions in the Agreement Your permission to use this Website automatically terminates and You must immediately destroy any content from this Website which is in your possession or control.
1.6 All Intellectual Property Rights (which, includes, without limitation, any trade mark, patent, registered design, copyright (including, without limitation, photographs and graphical images), design right, topography right, database right, application to register any of the aforementioned rights, trade secret, unpatented know-how and right of confidence and any other intellectual or industrial property right of any nature whatsoever in any part of the world) in this Website and the content on it are protected by law.
1.7 Unless otherwise stated, all Intellectual Property Rights in this Website and its content are owned by Sharp, its affiliated companies or its licensors, who reserve all their Intellectual Property Rights. "Sharp" is a registered trade mark of Sharp Corporation, Osaka, Japan and is used on this Website under licence. Other trade marks used on this Website may be the property of third parties.
2. MAKING PURCHASES ON THE WEBSITE
If You make a purchase on this Website, You will be asked to tick a box to confirm that You have read Sharp's Terms and Conditions of Sale and that You agree to them. If You agree to the Terms and Conditions of Sale they will be incorporated into the Agreement together with any applicable Order Form, the Order Confirmation and any other information which Sharp brings to Your attention prior to You placing an order.
3. USE OF CONTENT PROVIDED BY USERS
Except for Personal Data (as defined in Clause 8.2), if You transmit any content to this Website ("User Communications") it shall be deemed non-confidential and non-proprietary. Sharp shall have no obligations whatsoever with respect to User Communications. Sharp shall be free to use the User Communications for any and all commercial or non-commercial purposes.
4. ACCEPTABLE USE POLICY
4.1 You may not use this Website or the content on it for any purpose or in any way:
which is unlawful, including, without limitation, for any purpose or in any way which is defamatory, obscene, seditious, offensive, pornographic, abusive, profane, sexist, homophobic, deceptive, liable to incite racial hatred, discriminatory, scandalous, inflammatory, blasphemous, in breach of confidence or in breach of privacy;
which Sharp reasonably considers would cause offence, annoyance, inconvenience or embarrassment to any person; or
for which You have not obtained all necessary licences and/or approvals or which is contrary to any applicable law; or
which constitutes or encourages conduct that Sharp reasonably considers a criminal offence, give rise to civil liability, or otherwise be contrary to the law of or infringe the rights of any third party, in the UK, or any part thereof, or any other country; or
which is technically harmful (including, without limitation, hackings, computer viruses, logic bombs, Trojan horses, worms, phishing, spoofing, denial of service attacks, harmful components, corrupted data or other malicious or harmful data, program or content); or
which constitutes an advertisement, survey or contest.
4.2 Sharp shall be entitled to fully co-operate with any law enforcement authorities or court or other authoritative order or any other request with which Sharp considers it appropriate to comply requesting or directing Sharp to disclose the identity of or locate anyone using this Website.
4.3 Sharp expressly reserves the right to terminate the Agreement and to take any other action it deems appropriate by reason of Your use of this Website in breach of the Agreement.
4.4 You shall be liable for and shall fully indemnify Sharp and any of its affiliated companies against any and all claims, actions, liabilities, losses, damages and expenses (including legal expenses) incurred by Sharp or any of its affiliated companies which arise out of or in connection with, directly or indirectly, Your use of or Your linking to this Website in breach of the Agreement.
5.1 Any links on this Website to third party websites are provided solely for Your convenience. If You use these links, You will leave this Website. Sharp does not control and is not responsible in any way for these websites or their content or availability. Sharp does not endorse or make any representations about them or their content. You use third party websites entirely at Your own risk.
5.2 If You would like to link another website to this Website, You may only do so if You obtain Sharp's prior permission in writing and, in any event, any link shall only be to the home page of this Website.
5.3 Sharp reserves the right to revoke any permission granted to link to this Website and to remove any link from this Website for any reason and at any time without notice.
6.1 While Sharp endeavours to ensure that this Website is available at all times, Sharp shall not be liable if, for any reason, this Website is unavailable at any time or for any period. Sharp may suspend access to this Website without notice.
6.2 Sharp may make changes to the content on this Website at any time without notice.
6.3 While Sharp endeavours to ensure that content on this Website is correct and up to date, Sharp does not warrant the accuracy and completeness of any information posted on this Website and makes no commitment to update any content which may be out of date.
6.4 Sharp does not warrant or represent that this Website is free of viruses or any other technically harmful content, or defamatory, offensive or other harmful content. Sharp provides this Website 'as is', without any conditions or warranties. Accordingly, to the maximum extent permitted by law, Sharp provides You with this Website on the basis that Sharp excludes all representations (except fraudulent representations), warranties, conditions and other terms (including, without limitation, the conditions implied by law of satisfactory quality, fitness for purpose and the use of reasonable care and skill) which, but for these Terms and Conditions of Use, might have effect in relation to this Website.
6.5 Sharp makes no representation that content on this Website is appropriate or available for use outside the United Kingdom. Access to this Website from territories where the content on this Website is illegal is prohibited.
7.1 If You use this Website to purchase goods, the maximum aggregate liability under the Agreement of Sharp, any other party (whether or not involved in creating, producing, maintaining or delivering this Website), and any of Sharp's affiliated companies and the officers, directors, employees, shareholders or agents of any of them, is as set out in Clause 9.2 of Sharp's Terms and Conditions of Sale.
7.2 In respect of all other uses of this Website, Sharp, any other party (whether or not involved in creating, producing, maintaining or delivering this Website), and any of Sharp's affiliated companies and the officers, directors, employees, shareholders or agents of any of them, exclude all liability for any amount or kind of loss or damage that may result to You or a third party (including, without limitation, loss of income, loss of actual or anticipated profits, loss of business, loss of contracts, loss of goodwill or reputation, loss of anticipated savings, loss of, damage to or corruption of data, or for any indirect or consequential loss or damage of any kind, in each case howsoever arising, whether such loss or damage was foreseeable or in the contemplation of the parties and whether arising in or for breach of contract, tort (including negligence), breach of statutory duty, indemnity or otherwise) in connection with this Website in any way or in connection with the use, inability to use or the results of use of this Website, any websites linked to this Website or the content contained on any or all such websites, including but not limited to loss or damage due to viruses that may infect Your computer equipment, software, data or other property on account of Your access to, use of, or browsing this Website or Your downloading of any content from this Website or any websites linked to this Website.
7.3 Nothing in the Agreement shall exclude or limit Sharp's liability for death or personal injury caused by its negligence (as defined in s.1 Unfair Contract Terms Act 1977), fraud, breach of terms regarding title implied by s.12 Sale of Goods Act 1979, or any liability to the extent the same may not be excluded or limited as a matter of law.
8.2 When You visit this Website You may be asked to provide information about Yourself such as Your name, domain name, postal address, e-mail address, telephone or mobile number, and credit card details ("Personal Data"). You may be asked to provide such Personal Data for a number of purposes including ordering, Website registration, promotions, competitions and product preferences. Sharp may also use aggregate information and statistics for the purposes of monitoring Website usage in order to help it develop this Website and its products and services ("Aggregate Data") and may provide such Aggregate Data to third parties which may be outside the European Economic Area. This Aggregate Data will not include information that can be used to identify You. From time to time Sharp may provide Your Personal Data and/or Aggregate Data to its customer service agencies, which may be third parties, for research and analysis purposes so that Sharp can monitor and improve the products and services it provides. Sharp and its affiliated companies may also wish to provide You with information about special features of this Website or any other products or services Sharp thinks may be of interest to you. If You would like to receive this information, please send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. Sharp may also want to provide You with related information from third parties it thinks may be of interest to You. If You would like to receive this information, please send an e-mail to email@example.com. Sharp may also provide Your information to carefully selected third parties whose products or services it believes may be of interest to you. If You wish Sharp to disclose Your information in this way, please send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
8.3 How Sharp protects Your information
The internet is not a secure medium. However, Sharp has put in place various security procedures to protect Your Personal Data. Sharp's internal procedures cover the storage, access and disclosure of Your Personal Data.
8.4 Updating Your details
If any of the Personal Data that You have provided to Sharp changes, please let Sharp know the correct details by sending an e-mail to email@example.com. Alternatively, You may contact Sharp using the details on the Contact Details page of this Website.
8.5 Your consent
By accessing this Website, You accept and agree that Sharp, its affiliated companies or its service providers may send cookies (small pieces of data placed on Your hard disk drive when You access a website or a certain part of a website) to Your computer or other access device in order to personalise Your visit to this Website and/or to learn more about Your use or browsing habits while visiting this Website. The cookie may be a persistent or single session cookie.
9.1 No content provided on this Website about any products shall constitute an offer to sell any such products.
9.2 Sharp may revise these Terms and Conditions of Use at any time. If Sharp does so, it will post a notice on this Website. You should check this Website from time to time to review the then-current Terms and Conditions of Use. Certain provisions of these Terms and Conditions of Use may be superseded by expressly designated legal notices or terms and conditions located on particular pages of this Website.
9.3 The Agreement constitutes the entire agreement between You and Sharp with regard to Your use of this Website and any other written or oral agreements or understandings previously existing between You and Sharp with respect to such use are hereby superseded and cancelled.
9.4 If any provision of these Terms and Conditions of Use are found by any court or administrative body of competent jurisdiction to be invalid or unenforceable, such invalidity or unenforceability shall not affect the other provisions of these Terms and Conditions of Use which shall remain in full force and effect.
9.5 Sharp's failure to insist on or enforce strict performance of any of these Terms and Conditions of Use shall not be construed as a waiver by Sharp of any provision or any right it has to enforce these Terms and Conditions of Use, nor shall any course of conduct between Sharp and You or any other party be deemed to modify any provision of these Terms and Conditions of Use.
10. APPLICABLE LAWS
The Agreement is governed by the laws of England and by using this Website You submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English courts. Any act or omission arising in pursuance of the use of this Website will be deemed to have occurred in England.
11. CORPORATE INFORMATION
Sharp is a trading name of Sharp Electronics (U.K.) Ltd., 4 Furzeground Way, Stockley Park, Uxbridge, Middlesex UB11 1EZ, registered in England No. 00965877, VAT No. 144909062