Terms of Use

Terms of Use

PLEASE READ THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS (“Terms”) CAREFULLY BEFORE USING THIS WEBSITE

By using this website you accept these Terms. If you do not agree to these Terms, you must not use our website.

In using our website we may process your personal data, more information about this can be found www.bloclaboratories.com/privacyandcookiespolicy.

WHO WE ARE AND HOW TO CONTACT US

We are Bloc Laboratories Limited (CRN: 12224994) of The University of Bath, Wessex House (Room 5.18), Claverton Down, Bath, England, BA2 7AY.

We operate this website and provide an online data analysis service (remotely hosted) which enables you to ascertain the stability and activity of biological molecules (the “Website”).

To contact us, please:

email support@bloclaboraties.com

OUR WEBSITE

Intellectual Property. We are the owner or the licensee of all intellectual property rights in the Website, and in the material published on it. Those works are protected by copyright laws and treaties around the world. All such rights are reserved.

Information on our Website. The content on our Website is provided for general information only. It is not intended to amount to advice on which you should rely. You must obtain professional or specialist advice before taking, or refraining from, any action on the basis of the content on our Website. We make no representations, warranties or guarantees, whether express or implied, that the content on our Website is accurate, complete or up to date.

Do not reverse engineer the Website. You will not reverse engineer or otherwise attempt to derive or obtain information about the functioning, manufacture or operation of the Website. Nor will you attempt to modify, translate, or create derivative works based on the Website; or copy, rent, lease, distribute, pledge, assign or otherwise transfer or encumber rights to the Website.

Internal business use only. You acknowledge and agree that you can only use the Website for internal business purposes and may not transfer, sell, distribute, lease, sublease, assign or licence any part of it to others.

You must not attempt to gain unauthorised access. Whether this is to our Website, the server on which our Website is stored or any server, computer or database connected to our Website. You must not attack our Website via a denial-of-service attack or a distributed denial-of service attack. By breaching this provision, you would commit a criminal offence under the Computer Misuse Act 1990. 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.

PERFORMANCE OF THE WEBSITE

Performance of the Website. During your use of the Website, we will take steps to ensure that the Website functions as described at the point you signed up. Although we will introduce technology to prevent malware and viruses 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 to access the Website.

You must maintain a secure internet connection. Where you lose access to the Website due to a disruption in your telecommunications or internet services, we will in no way be liable for any losses suffered.

We may change, suspend or withdraw our Website. We do not guarantee that our Website will always be available in its current form or be uninterrupted. We may suspend or withdraw or restrict the availability of all or any part of our Website for business and operational reasons.

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

LIABILITY

We do not limit any losses that we are not allowed to limit: We do not exclude or limit in any way our liability to you where it would be unlawful to do so including death or personal injury caused by our negligence.

What we do limit: We exclude all implied conditions, warranties, representations or other terms that may apply to our Website or any content on it. We will not be liable to you for any loss or damage, whether in contract, tort (including negligence), breach of statutory duty, or otherwise, even if foreseeable, arising under or in connection with the use of, or inability to use, our Website; or use of or reliance on any content displayed on our Website.

In particular, we will not be liable for loss of profits, sales, business, or revenue; business interruption; loss of anticipated savings; loss of business opportunity, goodwill or reputation; or any indirect or consequential loss or damage.

No content guarantees. We make no guarantee as to the quality of the content on our Website and its suitability for your individual purposes, and will not be liable in the event you do not undertake your own prior due diligence.

WHAT HAPPENS IF YOU FAIL TO COMPLY WITH THESE TERMS?

When we believe that you have failed to comply with these Terms we may take any action we consider appropriate, including one of the following actions:

Withdrawal of your right to use our Website.

Legal proceedings against you to recover all costs that have arisen from your breach of these terms, including disclosing information to law enforcement authorities as we reasonably feel is necessary or as required by law.

We exclude our liability for all action we may take in response to breaches of these terms. The actions we may take are not limited to those described above, and we may take any other action we reasonably consider appropriate.

WE ARE NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR WEBSITES WE LINK TO

Where our Website contains links to other sites and resources provided by third parties, these links are provided for your information only. Such links should not be interpreted as approval by us of those linked websites or information you may obtain from them.

We have no control over the contents of those sites or resources.

RULES ABOUT LINKING TO OUR WEBSITE

You may link to our home page, provided you do so in a way that is fair and legal and does not damage our reputation or take advantage of it. You must not establish a link in such a way as to suggest any form of association, approval or endorsement on our part where none exists. You must not establish a link to our Website in any website that is not owned by you.

We reserve the right to withdraw linking permission without notice.

GENERAL

What laws apply to these Terms? These Terms are governed by English law and you can bring legal proceedings in the English courts. If you live in Scotland you can bring legal proceedings in either the Scottish or the English courts. If you live in Northern Ireland you can bring legal proceedings in either the Northern Irish or the English courts.

We may transfer these Terms to someone else. We may transfer our rights and obligations under these terms to another organisation. We will always tell you in writing if this happens and we will ensure that the transfer will not affect your rights under the contract.

Changes to these Terms. As our service grows and improves, we might have to make changes to these Terms. We will do this by uploading the latest version with a date confirming when they went live.


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