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Additional Material Terms and Conditions

1 Introduction

1.1 In addition to Vanguard’s General Terms and Conditions, Subscriber content Terms and Conditions, and Privacy and Cookies Policy, the following terms and conditions (“the Additional Material Terms and Conditions”) cover any and all additional material, such as text, slides, images, audio, video and associated media and files, that may be shared with you by, or on behalf of, Vanguard (‘the Material”).  

1.2 The Material is owned and operated by Vanguard Consulting Limited (“Vanguard”, “us” or “we”) whose registered office is Villiers House, 1 Nelson Street, Buckingham, MK18 1BU, United Kingdom, company number 2207133. Our VAT number is 485 8122 22.

1.3. By accessing the Material, you accept these Additional Material Terms and Conditions and you agree to comply with them. If you do not accept them, you do not have permission to access the Material and please do not do so. You have permission for temporary, non-exclusive use of the Material, but we can withdraw or change our service at any time without telling you and without being legally responsible to you. We can also allow anyone else to use the Material and the documents and other content that we make available from the Material.

1.4 We may use various services to host and share the Material, including but not limited to: which is owned by Dropbox Inc, 1800 Owens Street, San Francisco, CA 94158, United States of America.  Details of their Terms of Service can be found here. which is owned by Box Inc, 900 Jefferson Ave, Redwood City, CA 94063, United States of America.  Details of their Terms of Service can be found here.

2 Links in the Material

2.1 The Material may contain links to websites that are not owned and operated by Vanguard Consulting Ltd. These links are provided for your convenience and an inclusion of any link does not imply endorsement by us of that linked website, its content or operator. We have no control over the contents or functionality of those websites and we accept no legal responsibility for any loss or damages that may arise from your use of them. Such websites will be subject to their own terms and conditions and privacy policies and you may wish to review them for each website you visit.

3 Access to the Material

3.1 We try to ensure that the availability of the Material is uninterrupted. However, we cannot guarantee that access will not be suspended or restricted from time to time and we will not be legally responsible for any damages or refunds should the Material become unavailable, or if access to the Material becomes slow or incomplete, for any reason.

3.2 We may remove, add to or alter Material at any time and without notice or legal responsibility to you.

3.3 You are responsible for providing all equipment and software necessary to access the Material. We are not legally responsible for any incompatibility.  Please refer to the relevant service provider (for example, Dropbox or Box) for details of their minimum system requirements.

3.4 Please note that your Internet Service Provider, or other relevant provider, may charge you for the bandwidth you use in accessing the Material and this access may exceed any limits you have on bandwidth. You will be responsible for this and any associated costs. Please contact your relevant provider for details.

4 Security

4.1 We take steps to protect information provided in the Material and to make sure it is secure against unauthorised access and use (for example, by hackers and viruses). Despite our best efforts, and the efforts of many others, the transmission and storage of information via the internet is not completely secure. Although we do our best to protect such information, we cannot guarantee the security of any information transmitted to or from the Material and any transmission is at your own risk. We exclude legal responsibility for any loss to you, or any third parties, incurred in this way.

5 Intellectual Property

5.1 All intellectual property rights in the Material and the Vanguard Method belong to us throughout the world at all times and any renewals or extensions of those rights in the Material, whether they are registered or unregistered. This includes any copyright in any text, slides, photos, images, or videos and any trademarks.

5.2 You will not acquire any title, copyright or other proprietary rights to the Material or the Vanguard Method, or any modifications which might be made to them. All rights remain the property of us. If you breach these terms you lose the right to use our Material and the Vanguard Method and you must destroy or return any copies of documents or other content that you made.

5.3 You must not, or allow or authorise anyone else to, use, modify, or copy alter or change in any way:

5.3.1 any part of the Material; 

5.3.2 any means of accessing the Material (for example, a URL, or an email containing the Material);

5.3.3 the Vanguard Method, or any content, concepts or materials associated with it 

for any commercial purpose without Vanguard’s prior written approval.  “Commercial purpose” means sale, rental, license, loan, hire, transfer of money, assignment or other commercial exploitation of the Material of any kind. .In addition, you may not host, serve, send, distribute, transmit or allow access to any of the Material to or for someone else without Vanguard’s written approval.

5.4 You are permitted to use and reproduce the concepts and materials contained within the Material and the Vanguard Method in limited circumstances namely, that they are used or reproduced specifically for your own non-commercial use and internally for the sole purpose of improving the way you conduct your business through utilising the Vanguard Method. If you use or reproduce any content from any part of the Material or the Vanguard Method in this way you must:

5.4.1 not create any content derived from the Material or the Vanguard Method or make any other adaptation or modification; and

5.4.2 visibly acknowledge Material’s intellectual property by displaying the following copyright notice prominently next to the content that you use at all times; “the above content is © Vanguard Consulting Limited [date]”; and

5.4.3 verbally acknowledge Vanguard’s intellectual property if you refer to the Vanguard Method or any part of it in presentations or speeches that you make.

6 Acceptable use

6.1 You agree to use the Material for lawful purposes only. You must not use the Material for any unlawful purposes including, but not limited to:

6.1.1 sending, stating, publishing, using or re-using any material which is offensive, abusive, damages someone’s reputation in a way that is defamatory according to the law, indecent, obscene, threatening or illegal or in breach of copyright, trade mark, confidence, privacy or any other rights;

6.1.2 transmitting any chain letters, spam letters, or junk email or participating in mischievous or malicious behaviour which causes or may cause damage, annoyance, inconvenience or needless anxiety to users of the Material, users of, or anybody else;

6.1.3 committing a criminal offence under a law called the Computer Misuse Act 1990. Misuses includes introducing worms, viruses, trojans and other technologically harmful or damaging material, or trying to get access to our server or any connected database;

6.1.4 doing anything fraudulent, or which has a fraudulent effect.

6.1.5 harming or attempting to harm minors.

7 Termination and remedies

7.1 If we discover or have any reason to suspect that you have breached any of these Additional Material Terms and Conditions, we reserve the right to suspend or terminate your access to the Material immediately and without notice. We may also take legal action, or inform the relevant authorities about what you have done.

8 Promises and Limitation of Legal Responsibility

8.1 You are responsible for the way in which you use the content and materials in the Material and in the Vanguard Method. We do not guarantee the accuracy of the content and materials. As far as legally possible, we exclude legal responsibility for any loss to you, or anybody else, arising from the use of the Material and the Vanguard Method, such as loss of business, contracts, profit, income, data, service, reputation, goodwill or anticipated savings.

8.2 As far as legally possible, we exclude all promises (called warranties) implied by law or statute.

8.3 We do not seek to exclude legal responsibility for death or personal injury caused by our failure to take reasonable care in a way that the law describes as “negligent”, nor any other legal responsibility which cannot be excluded or limited under the applicable law.

8.4 Without limiting any of these conditions you agree that our maximum legal responsibility for any claim that you successfully bring against us is £100.

8.5 You agree with us (and also for the benefit of any person who works for us, whether as an employee, consultant, self-employed contractor, or in any other capacity (a ‘Connected Person’)) that we alone will be legally responsible to you for matters arising from your use of the Vanguard Method and the Material (subject to all the other limitations on our liability in this clause). No Connected Person will be personally responsible (i.e. legally liable) to you whether under the law of contact, tort (including negligence) or otherwise.

9 Removing parts of these Additional Material Terms and Conditions

9.1 If any part of these Additional Material Terms and Conditions is found by a court or other authority entitled to make a judgement about it to be invalid, unlawful or unenforceable, then that part will be treated as if it has been removed from the remainder of these Additional Material Terms and Conditions which will continue to be valid and enforceable.

10 Disputes

10.1 All disputes about these Additional Material Terms and Conditions and the Material will be dealt in accordance with and governed by English law and the Courts of England will be the only place where such disputes can be decided.

11 Contact us

11.1 If you have any issues about these Additional Material Terms and Conditions or the Material, please contact Vanguard here.