Website terms of use

These are the terms and conditions applying to the use of the website of East West Railway Company Limited ("we", "us", "our"), which may be accessed here.

Please read these terms and conditions carefully before using our website (the "Website").

Information about us

We are a non-departmental arm's length body set up by the Government to deliver the East West Rail project – a new rail link which will connect communities between Oxford and Cambridge. We are registered in England and Wales under company number 11072935 and have our registered office at Great Minster House 3/13 33 Horseferry Road, London, England, SW1P 4DR.

Use of Website on these Terms

All use of the Website and the downloading, copying or other use of any information from the Website are on the terms and conditions set out below (the "Terms").

By using our Website, you confirm that you accept these Terms and that you agree to comply with them. If you do not agree to these Terms, you must not use our Website.

You may print and keep a copy of these Terms for the purposes of reviewing and accepting them.

The Terms are a legal agreement between you and us and can only be modified with our consent. We reserve the right to change the Terms at our discretion by changing them on the Website.

Accessing our Website

Our Website is made available free of charge. However, you are responsible for making all arrangements necessary for you to have access to our Website.

We do not guarantee that our Website will always be available or be uninterrupted. Access to our Website is permitted on a temporary basis and we may suspend, withdraw, discontinue or change all or any part of our Website without notice or liability. We will not be liable to you if for any reason our Website is unavailable at any time or for any period.

We do not guarantee that our Website will be secure or free from bugs or viruses. You are responsible for configuring your information technology, computer programmes and platform in order to access our Website. You should use your own anti-virus protection software.

You are also responsible for ensuring that all persons who access our Website through your internet connection are aware of these Terms and that they comply with them.

Prohibited uses

You may only use the Website for lawful purposes. You may not use the Website:

  1. To transmit, or procure the sending of, any unsolicited or unauthorised advertising or promotional material or any other form of similar solicitation (spam).
  2. To knowingly transmit any data, send or upload any material that contains viruses, Trojan horses, worms, time-bombs, keystroke loggers, spyware, adware or any other harmful programs or similar computer code designed to adversely affect the operation of any computer software or hardware.

By breaching this provision, you may commit a criminal offence and 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 will cease immediately.

Accuracy

We do our best at all times to ensure that all information on the Website is accurate. If you find any inaccurate information on the Website please contact us here.

We make no representation that information is accurate and up to date or complete and accept no liability for any loss or damage caused by inaccurate information. Other than as set out in these Terms, we accept no liability and offer no warranties in relation to the Website and its contents, to the fullest extent such liability can be excluded by law.

Copyright

This Website and all materials, text, code, content, software, videos, music, sound, graphics, photographs, illustrations, artwork, names, logos, marks, formats, files, devices and links contained in it or linked to it are protected by copyright, trade marks and other intellectual property rights owned by us or licensed to us. Anyone accessing this Website is entitled to view any part of it and use it for private non-commercial purposes.  However, you may not modify, publish, transmit, participate in the transfer or sale, create derivative works, or in any way exploit any of our content, in whole or in part except as provided in these Terms.

Subject to the following, no part of the Website may be reproduced or stored in any other website or included in any public or private electronic retrieval system or service without our prior written permission. Except as otherwise expressly permitted under copyright law, no copying, redistribution, retransmission, publication or commercial exploitation of downloadable material will be permitted without our express permission and that of the copyright owner. In the event of any permitted copying, redistribution or publication of copyright material no changes in or deletion of author attribution, trademark legends or logos or copyright notice shall be made. You acknowledge that you do not acquire any ownership rights by downloading copyright material. "East West Rail" and "East West Railway Company" are our trade names. You may not use these trade names without our written consent.

We may provide hypertext links to other websites operated by other people or organisations. Using such a link means you are leaving our Website and we take no responsibility for, and give no warranties, guarantees or representations in respect of linked websites. We are not responsible for the content, security, or privacy practices employed by other websites and a link does not constitute an endorsement of the content, viewpoint, accuracy, opinions, policies, products, services, or accessibility of that website. Once you link to another website from our Website you are subject to the terms and conditions of that website. Please check the website's privacy policy before you submit any personal data to these websites.

You may link to the Website's homepage subject to the following conditions: that you do not remove, alter or distort our logo; you do not create a frame, border or other browser environment around the Website; you do not imply that we endorse any products or services other than our own; you do not misrepresent your relationship with us nor present any false information about us; you do not link from a website that is not owned by you; your website does not contain content that is distasteful, offensive, controversial, infringes any third-party rights or does not comply with applicable law or regulations.

We reserve the right to revoke permission to link to the Website at our sole discretion.

Our liability to you

The Website is provided on the basis of no liability for the information given. To the extent permitted by law, we exclude all conditions, warranties, representations or other terms, whether express or implied, which may apply to our Website or any content in it.

In no event shall we be liable to you for any direct, indirect or consequential loss, loss of profit, revenue or good will arising from your use of the Website, information on the Website, or temporary suspension of the Website by us for any reason whatsoever.

Nothing in these Terms excludes or limits our liability for death or personal injury arising from our negligence, or for fraud or fraudulent misrepresentation, or any liability that cannot be excluded or limited by law.

The information on the Website is not intended to address your particular requirements. Such information does not constitute any form of advice or recommendation by us and is not intended to be relied upon by you in making (or refraining from making) any decisions. You should take your own advice.

If you make an arrangement with anyone named or connected with the Website this is at your sole risk.

Legal jurisdiction and dispute resolution

The law of England and Wales shall apply to these Terms, notwithstanding the jurisdiction where you are based. You irrevocably agree that the courts of England shall have exclusive jurisdiction to settle any dispute which may arise out of, under, or in connection with the Terms and for those purposes irrevocably submit all disputes to the jurisdiction of the English courts. The place of performance shall be England.

We make no warranty or guarantee that the Website or information available over it complies with laws other than those of England and Wales.

General

Failure by us to enforce a right does not result in waiver of such right.

You may not assign or transfer your rights under these Terms.

We may amend these Terms at any time by posting a variation on the Website. You should check the Website from time to time to familiarise yourself with the then current Terms.

Online privacy practices

Your rights to privacy and data protection are important to us. Please see our Personal Information Charter which explains how we collect and use your personal information and gives more information about the use of cookies.

Further information

Further information can be obtained by contacting us here.

----

December 2018