Terms of Use and Privacy Policy

General

The network of websites operated by Security Management Consultants LTD (the Websites) is comprised of various websites and web pages.  Use of the Websites is offered to you on condition that you accept, without modification, the following terms and conditions, including our Privacy Policy.  Please read the terms and conditions carefully before continuing to use the Websites.

By continuing to access or use the Websites you agree to these terms and conditions, and all applicable laws.  If you do not agree to these terms and conditions you may not continue to access or use the Websites.

Changes to These Terms of Use

We may amend or otherwise change these Terms of Use from time to time.  If we make significant changes, we will post a prominent announcement on the ‘home’ page of http://www.securitymanagement.co.uk.

Use of Websites

Unless otherwise specified the Websites are for the purposes of providing you with information about the products and services we offer.  You may not modify, copy, distribute, transmit, display, perform, reproduce, publish, licence, create derivative works from, transfer or sell any information, software, products or services obtained from the Websites.

User Content

Unless you have been provided with an authorised ‘Systems Academy’ account by us you may not upload or publish information on the Websites.  If you have been issued with an authorised ‘Systems Academy’ account you may upload and publish information subject to the following conditions.

We allow authorised ‘Systems Academy’ account holders to make contributions to the Websites (“User Content”) through instant messaging, bulletin board services, member profiles, and other means.

You agree not to submit or post any User Content that: (i) infringes the rights of a third party, including, without limitation, copyrights, trademarks, patents, trade secrets, rights of privacy and publicity, (ii) is libelous, defamatory or slanderous, (iii) condones, promotes, contains or links to warez, cracks, hacks or similar utilities or programs, (iv) is pornographic or sexually explicit, (v) does or may denigrate or offend any ethnic, racial, gender, religious or other protected group, through use of language, images, stereotypical depiction or otherwise, (vi) is designed to or does harass, threaten, defame or abuse others, (vii) exploits minors in a sexual or violent manner, (viii) promotes, condones or encourages illegal activity or (ix) is generally offensive or in bad taste.

You agree that all of your User Content, whether publicly posted or privately transmitted, is your sole responsibility. User Content does not necessarily reflect our views or opinions. We shall not be liable to you or any third party in any way for any User Content, including, but not limited to, for any errors or omissions in any User Content, or for any loss or damage of any kind incurred as a result of the use of any User Content posted, emailed, transmitted or otherwise made available via the Webs ites.

We do not pre-screen, pre-edit or otherwise control User Content and, as such, do not guarantee the accuracy, integrity or quality of User Content.  By using the Websites, you agree to assume this risk. We reserve the right, but have no obligation, to monitor interactions between you and other users of the Websites or take any other action in good faith to restrict access to or the availability of any material that we or another user may consider to be obscene, lewd, lascivious, filthy, excessively violent, harassing or otherwise objectionable.

User Behaviour

You agree to respect the rights of others and exercise good judgment.  Without limitation, you agree not to:

(i) engage in unsolicited or unauthorized advertising or any other form of solicitation, including, without limitation, “pyramid schemes” or the distribution of promotional materials, “junk mail,” “spam,” or “chain letters,”

(ii) impersonate any person or entity or misrepresent your affiliation with a person or entity,

(iii) forge headers or otherwise manipulate identifiers in order to disguise the origin of any User Content transmitted through the Websites,

(iv) make available, introduce into or direct to the Websites any material that contains software viruses or any other computer code, files or programs designed to interrupt, destroy or limit the functionality of any computer software or hardware or telecommunications equipment,

(v) interfere with or disrupt the Websites or servers or networks connected to the Websites, or disobey any requirements, procedures, policies or regulations of networks connected to the Site,

(vi) violate any applicable local, state, national or international law, rules or regulations, including, without limitation, any rules of any national or other securities exchange,

(vii) “stalk” or otherwise harass another person,

(viii) “deep link” to any portion of the Websites,

(ix) collect or store personal data about other users,

(x) use any robot, spider, other automatic device, or manual process to monitor or copy our web pages or the content contained thereon or for any other unauthorized purpose without our prior express written permission,

(xi) take any action that imposes an unreasonable or disproportionately large load on our public webserver,

(xii) display any of the Websites in a frame (or any of our content via in-line links),

(xiii) engage in any activity that interferes with any third party’s ability to use the Websites, or

(xiv) assist any third party in engaging in any activity prohibited by these terms of use.

Intellectual Property

Except where identified below, the contents of the Web Sites, including but not limited to text, logos, and graphics are copyrighted and are our property.

Moodle, which is used to power our Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) is an open source software package provided under the GNU General Public Licence (GPL).

‘Systems Academy’ is a trading style of Security Management Consultants LTD that is used in relation to its Virtual Learning Environment (VLE).

“Low-Paper Diet™” is a trademark of Security Management Consultants LTD.

Copyright Infringement

We respect the intellectual property of others, and we request users of the Web Pages to do the same.  We will process and investigate notices of alleged copyright infringements and will act promptly to comply with applicable laws, by removing material from the Websites or disabling access to material.  Please provide details of suspected copyright infringements using the contact information provided on this website.

Typographical Errors

We take care to ensure that the Websites are accurate.  However, we do not warrant that the Websites are free of spelling and typographical errors.

In the event that a product or service is listed at an incorrect price due to a typographical error, we shall reserve the right to refuse or cancel any orders based on the incorrect price.

Third-party Links

The Websites may contain links to other, external websites that are owned and operated by third parties.  we have no control over these linked websites.  Links to the websites are provided for your convenience and you access them at your own risk.  With the exception of links to amazon.co.uk, of which we are an affiliate, links do not imply that we sponsor, endorse, or are affiliated with the organizations who own the external websites.  Please provide details of concerns about links to external websites using the contact information provided on this website.

Disclaimer

We make no warranties or representations about the accuracy or completeness of the Websites.  All content is provided “as is”.  We shall not be liable for any direct, indirect, or consequential damages arising out of the use of any content.

We do not warrant that access to the Websites will be uninterrupted or error-free.

Applicable Law

Your use of the Websites shall be governed in all respects by the Law of Scotland.

Privacy Policy

We automatically receive and record information from our web server logs including your IP address and page(s) requested.  This information is not personally identifiable.

We do not collect any personally identifiable information when you visit the Websites, unless you choose to submit a ‘Request for Information’ or you request a ‘Moodle’ account allowing you to use the VLE.  If you submit a ‘Request for Information’, we use the information you provide to contact you regarding the topics that interest you.

We will not sell, rent or transfer your personally identifiable information to anyone.

‘Cookie’ Policy

We will not set or access cookies on your computer unless you are a subscribed user of the VLE.

Two cookies are used by the VLE.  The essential one is the session cookie, usually called MoodleSession.  You must allow this cookie into your browser to provide continuity and maintain your login from page to page.  When you log out or close the browser this cookie is destroyed (in your browser and on the server).  The other cookie is for convenience only and is usually called something like MOODLEID.  It just remembers your username within the browser.  This means when you return to the VLE the username field on the login page will be filled out already.  It is safe to refuse this cookie – you will just have to retype your username every time you log in.