Conditions of use of The Academy of Professional Investigations (API) websites

The Academy of Professional Investigation (“API”, “we” or “us”) is a limited company incorporated in England and Wales. Our main office is at John de Mierre House, PO Box 813, Haywards Heath, West Sussex, RH16 9LP. If you wish to contact us please go to the “Contact the Academy” page at http://www.pi-academy.com/Contact.aspx

Please read these Conditions of Use carefully. They apply to the website you were using which linked to these Conditions of Use (the “Site”). They govern your use of the Site and of all other Academy of Professional Investigation websites.

In addition, please read our Privacy policy. It applies to our collection and use of your personal information in relation to the Site. Users with an API account are also bound by the Terms and Conditions agreed to during account creation.

We may change these Conditions of Use from time to time by updating this page. You should review this page regularly. Your continued use of the Site after changes have been made will be taken to indicate that you have read and accepted those changes. You should not use the Site if you are not happy with any changes to these Conditions of Use.

Access to and use of the Site is provided by The Academy of Professional Investigation on the following terms. By using the Site you are acknowledging that you have read and accepted these Conditions of Use, the Privacy Policy and (if you have an API account) the Terms and Conditions agreed during API account creation.

Conditions of Use

1. You agree to use the Site only in accordance with these Conditions of Use, the Terms and Conditions agreed during API account creation, for lawful purposes, and in a way that does not infringe the rights of, restrict or inhibit anyone else’s use and enjoyment of the Site. Prohibited behaviour includes (this list is not exhaustive) harassing or causing distress or inconvenience to any person, transmitting obscene or offensive content or disrupting the normal flow of dialogue within the Site and impersonating another person (for example, by using their login details to access the pages of the Site which are for API staff and students only).

If you are under 16 please get a parent’s or guardian’s permission before creating your API account. Users without this consent are not allowed to provide us with personal information.

Intellectual Property

2. All copyright, trademarks, design rights, patents and other intellectual property rights (registered and unregistered) and all content located on the Site shall remain vested in the Academy of Professional Investigation or its licensors (which includes other users). You may not copy, reproduce, republish, disassemble, decompile, reverse engineer, download, post , broadcast, transmit, make available to the public, or otherwise use Academy of Professional Investigation content in any way except for your own personal, non-commercial use. If you have any questions please go to the “Contact the Academy” page of the Site.

3. You must however read these intellectual property rights as being subject to any restrictions on use applying to any materials or content on the Site including (this list is not exhaustive) photographic images, videos and text whether directly on a page of the Site or contained in a document (e.g. a pdf) accessible from a page of the Site) (“Materials”) or part of them such as video and photographic. If you do not agree to be bound by these terms or any Special Restriction then you must not use Academy of Professional Investigation Materials made available under these terms.

Content and Information posted sent or uploaded by you onto the Site

4. Certain pages of the Site permit you to post, send or upload content and information. If you do this we will take this to mean that you have read and accepted these Conditions of Use and (to the extent that these are relevant) the Terms and Conditions agreed during API account creation.

5. You must not post, send or upload any such content or information:

(a) unless you own or have appropriate rights to use the intellectual property rights subsisting in or relating to that content and information and unless you are sure that posting, sending or uploading the same does not infringe the rights (including but not limited to the intellectual property rights) of any other person or organisation;

(b) which is or could be considered defamatory, derogatory or inappropriate with regard to the API, its customers or clients or any other person or organisation;

(c) which contains any confidential information about API or another person or organisation (unless you have our permission or that of the other person or organisation);

(d) which contains any offensive, obscene or criminal content or any other content which may cause embarrassment to the API, its customers or clients or any other person or organisation; and

(e) which contains any personal data about another person including (this list is not exhaustive) names, contact details and sensitive personal data (for example, information about an identified or identifiable individual’s mental or physical health, racial or ethnic origin, religious or other beliefs). The Information Commissioner’s website provides more guidance on what is personal data and sensitive personal data.

6. We are not responsible for any content and/or information which you post, send or upload onto the Site. We reserve the right to withdraw any such content and/or information without notice and at our sole discretion and to pursue any cause of action against you available to us under applicable laws.

Accuracy of Content and Information on the Site

7. The Academy of Professional Investigation does not represent that information contained on or available via the Site is accurate or complete and accordingly it should not be relied on as such. You should not rely on any such information. Any arrangements made between you and any other person, using or named on the Site are entirely at your sole risk and responsibility.

8. Information contained in or accessible via the Site changes on a regular basis. We may make improvements or alterations to the Site at any time and without notice.

9. Addresses of or links to other websites may appear on the Site for your convenience. The Academy of Professional Investigation does not operate or monitor other websites and we accept no responsibility or liability for the content of other websites. Any link is not intended to be, nor should be construed as, an endorsement of any kind by us of another website.

10. Should we link to other websites we will try to make it as clear as possible that you are leaving the Site. It is your responsibility to check the terms and conditions and privacy policy on any other website that you visit.

Liability

11. We do not guarantee that;

(a) use of the Site will be compatible with all hardware and software,
(b) use of the Site will be uninterrupted or error or virus free,
(c) use of the Site will deliver any specific outcome for its users, or
(d) defects on the Site will be corrected (save for those defects which the OU is obliged to correct by law.
You must take appropriate steps to ensure that you regularly check for and protect against viruses when using the Site on any device.

12. We make no statement about the suitability of the content, information and services contained on, or accessed via, the Site. All warranties, terms and conditions in this regard, including all warranties, terms and conditions implied by statute or otherwise, of satisfactory quality and fitness for purpose are excluded to the fullest extent permitted by law (please see directly below for more details). For the avoidance of doubt this includes materials accessed via links to websites (including home pages, web pages or documents they contain) operated by any other person or organisation.

13. We further exclude to the fullest extent permissible by law (please see directly below for more details) all liability for damages and direct, indirect or consequential loss (all three of which terms include pure economic loss, loss of profits, loss of business, business interruption, depletion of goodwill and like loss) or otherwise incurred by you or any other person or organisation and arising out of or in any way connected with the use of the Site or its content, whether based on contract, tort, strict liability or otherwise.
We do not exclude or limit our liability (if any) to you:
(a) for any breach of obligations arising under section 12 Sale of Goods Act 1979 or section 2 Supply of Goods and Services Act 1982;
(b) for personal injury or death resulting from negligence;
(c) under section 2 (3) Consumer Protection Act 1987
(b)) for any matter for which it would be illegal for us to exclude or to attempt to exclude liability; or
(e) for fraud.

14. You will defend, indemnify and hold harmless us, our affiliates and our officers, directors, employees and agents from and against any and all claims, liabilities, damages, losses or expenses, including reasonable legal costs, arising out of or in any way connected with any breach by you of these Conditions of Use.

15. The internet is not a secure means of communication. Emails may be intercepted by other people or organisations. You should not send any communication to us through the Site or by email, in particular which contains personal data (including sensitive personal data) and/or confidential information about you or any other person, unless you accept that any such communication would be sent at your own risk and on the understanding that we would not be liable for any loss that you might suffer as a result (except for losses which cannot be excluded or limited at law, as referred to directly above).

Copyright

All rights, including copyright, in the content and design of these web pages are owned or controlled for these purposes by The Academy of Professional Investigation.

You are not permitted to copy, broadcast, download, store (in any medium), transmit, show or play in public, adapt or change in any way the content of these web pages for any other purpose whatsoever without the prior written permission of The Academy of Professional Investigation. This site provides access via hypertext links to resources in other web sites for browsing only and in so doing we are not endorsing any linked entities nor authorising any act which may be in breach of copyright or any other third party rights which are protected in law or by international treaties world-wide. We do not accept any responsibility or liability for any of the material contained on any third party web page.

The contents of this web site are only for general information or use. They do not constitute advice and should not be relied upon in making (or refraining from making) any decision. We use reasonable care to make sure that the information appearing on our web site is accurate and up to date. However, errors and omissions do occur and you should not take the accuracy of the information for granted. Because we do not have control over the use to which the information should be put, we exclude any warranty, express or implied, as to the quality, accuracy, timeliness, completeness, performance, fitness for a particular purpose of the web site or any of its contents. We will not be liable for any damages (including without limitation damages for loss of profit, revenue or anticipated savings) arising in contract, tort or otherwise from the use of or inability to use the web site or any of its contents or from any action taken (or refrained from being taken) as a result of using the web site or any such contents. We make no warranty that the contents of the web site are free from infection by viruses or anything else which has contaminating or destructive properties.

Use of Images

Although most of the photographs and images used in our websites are created specifically for The Academy of Professional Investigation, some of them instead come from commercial stock image libraries. Due to the difficulty in identifying commercially licenced images once they are used in our website, we must restrict downloading of all images for other than personal use, and prohibit republication, retransmission, reproduction or other use of said images. The copyright of commercially licenced images remains with the photographer or the stock image library.