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Website Terms of Use

This page has our Terms of Use, which covers areas like Legal, Copyright and Re-use.

1. Introduction

1.1 We are "Independent Catholic News". Our contact information is at the end of this document.

1.2 Please read these terms and conditions carefully. They replace any previous versions. Please print or save these terms for future use as we cannot guarantee that they will remain accessible on our website in future. They are available in English only.

1.3 These terms and conditions are a contract between you and us covering use of our website.

1.4 Where we refer to "Consumer" below we mean an individual acting for purposes which are wholly or mainly outside that person's trade, business, craft or profession.

2. Changes to the terms and conditions

2.1 We may change these terms and conditions by posting the revised version on our website at any time. Please check our website from time to time. You will be bound by the revised agreement if you continue to use our website following the effective date shown.

3. Acceptable use policy

3.1 You agree not to do any of the following in connection with our website:

  • break the law or infringe anyone else's rights;
  • victimise or harass other people;
  • use offensive, obscene, abusive or other inappropriate language or images;
  • deceive or mislead anyone;
  • provide any information that includes someone else's personal information unless that person is 18 years or over and you have obtained their written consent or you are their parent/guardian;
  • impersonate anyone;
  • link to unlawful or otherwise inappropriate content;
  • use the website with a view to competing with us or infringing our rights;
  • disrupt our website, e.g., spam, viruses or phishing;
  • interfere with or damage our website or gain unauthorised access to any part of our system, data, passwords or otherwise;
  • intercept or modify communications;
  • impose an unreasonable load on our website;
  • get around any security or other features including those designed to stop copying of content; or
  • attempt, encourage or assist any of the above.

4. Content on our site

4.1 We do not guarantee that any general guidance or similar information that we may make available on our website is accurate or up to date. You rely on it at your own risk.

5. Other peoples' services / advertising / websites

5.1 We may display other peoples' services, advertising and/or links to other websites. We do not recommend or endorse, nor are we legally responsible for, any of these. You use them at your own risk.

5.2 You agree that you are legally bound by the terms and conditions of any payment providers whose services you use on our site. We aren't responsible for what they do or don't do.

6. If you create an account on our site

6.1 If we permit you to create an account on our website, this is for your personal use only. You must not allow anyone else to use your account. You agree to take reasonable care to keep your login information confidential and to tell us immediately of any apparent breach of security such as loss or misuse of a password. You are responsible for other people who use your account or identity (unless and to the extent that we are at fault).

6.2 We are entitled at any time for any reason and with or without notice to close your account on our site and to delete all data contained in it.

7. Restrictions on our legal responsibility – very important

7.1 Nothing in this agreement in any way limits or excludes our liability for negligence causing death or personal injury or for fraudulent misrepresentation or for anything which may not legally be excluded or limited. In this section, any reference to us includes our employees and agents, who have the right to enforce this agreement.

7.2 If you are a Consumer, we are not responsible for any loss or damage where:

  • there is no breach of a legal duty owed to you by us;
  • such loss or damage was not reasonably foreseeable (meaning it was not an obvious consequence of our breach or not contemplated by you and us at the time we entered into this contract);
  • (and to the extent that) such loss or damage is your fault, for example by not complying with this agreement; or
  • such loss or damage relates to a business.

7.3 If you are a Consumer, you will be responsible to us for any reasonably foreseeable loss or damage we suffer (including claims made by other people) resulting from your breach of this agreement.

7.4 The following clauses apply only if you are a business:

  • To the fullest extent allowed by law, you and we exclude all terms, conditions, warranties and representations howsoever arising, whether imposed by statute or by law or otherwise, that are not expressly stated in this agreement.
  • Subject to the first paragraph in this section ("Nothing in this agreement…"), we shall under no circumstances whatever be liable under or in connection with this agreement, whether in contract, tort (including negligence), misrepresentation, breach of statutory duty, or otherwise, for any:
    - loss of profit; loss of data; loss of use; loss of production; loss of contract; loss of opportunity; loss of savings; or harm to reputation or loss of goodwill; or
    - indirect, consequential or special losses.
  • You agree to indemnify us against all claims and liabilities arising out of or in connection with your use of the website and/or breach of this agreement.

8. Intellectual property rights

8.1 The intellectual property rights in all material used on or in connection with our website are owned by us or our suppliers, partners or other users. You may view such material on your device for your private personal, non-commercial and (if you are a business) your internal business use only. For your personal use only, you may view such material on your device. You must not otherwise use such material including copying, publishing selling or altering it, taking extracts from it or passing it on to other people unless we give you clear, written permission.

8.2 Just to be clear - you must not collect, scrape, harvest, frame or deep-link to any information on our website without our specific prior written consent.

8.3 If you publish any content on our site or provide us with any ideas or suggestions, you allow us at no cost, and perpetually, to use and adapt all or part of such material however we wish, both on our own website and also, for marketing purposes, on other channels including different websites, social media and emails.

9. If our website doesn't work properly

9.1 We do not guarantee that our website will be uninterrupted or error-free and we are not responsible for any losses arising from such errors or interruptions. We are allowed, without notice and without liability (a) to suspend the website for repair, maintenance, improvement or other technical reason and (b) to make changes to our website.

10. Things we can't control

10.1 We are not liable for failure to perform or delay in performing any obligation under this agreement if the failure or delay is caused by any circumstances beyond our reasonable control including third party telecommunication failures and epidemics/pandemics.

11. Your personal information – see our privacy policy

11.1 You agree that we can deal with your personal information in accordance with our Privacy Policy which may change from time to time.

12. English law and courts

12.1 These terms and conditions shall be governed by English law and any disputes will be decided only by the courts of the United Kingdom. If you are a Consumer, you will benefit from any mandatory provisions of the law of the country in which you are resident. Nothing in these terms and conditions affects your rights as a Consumer to rely on such mandatory provisions of local law.

13. General

13.1 We may send all notices under this agreement by email to the most recent email address you have supplied to us. You can send notices to our email address shown below. Headings used in this agreement are for information and not binding. If either of us overlooks any breach of this agreement by the other, it can still be actioned later. If any part of this agreement is ineffective or unenforceable for any reason, the rest of the agreement will still apply. We may transfer this agreement to someone else but this will not affect your rights or obligations. A person who is not a party to this agreement can't enforce it unless this agreement says otherwise.

14. Complaints

14.1 If you have any complaints, please contact us via the contact details shown below.

15. Contact information

15.1 Trading name: Independent Catholic News

15.2 Contact address: Independent Catholic News, PO Box 77499, London, NW5 9TP, England

15.3 Contact email address:

Version number: 1.1

Effective date: 10th June 2023

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