terms and conditions

Last updated: 7 September 2016

This Website is provided by Veterinary Business Development Ltd, whose registered office address is:
Veterinary Business Development Ltd, c/o Peachey & Co LLP, 95 Aldwych, London, WC2B 4JF
And whose company number is: 2185105 (England)
And whose VAT number is GB 472 9241 34
We are registered under the Data Protection Act 1998, registration number Z7050044

Section 1: Introduction

[1]  vbd.co.uk is to be used solely for private, non-commercial, personal purposes only. Accordingly, you undertake not to:
i. Use vbd.co.uk for any commercial or business purpose.
ii. Use your access to vbd.co.uk, or information gathered from it, for the sending of unsolicited bulk email.
[2]  We strongly recommend that You read these Terms and Conditions carefully and in their entirety and print and save a copy of them for Your records. They set out the terms of a legally binding agreement between You and Veterinary Business Development Ltd, and all subdomains and microsites owned or operated by Us – namely: www.vettimes.co.uk, www.vettimesjobs.co.uk (also known as jobs.vettimes.co.uk), recruiters.vettimes.co.uk, advertising.vettimes.co.uk and www.vbd.co.uk
[3]  If You have any questions about these Terms and Conditions, please email admin@vbd.co.uk
[4]  These Terms and Conditions apply to all Users of this Website, whichever platform or device used to access it.
[5]  If any of these terms should be determined to be illegal, invalid or otherwise unenforceable, it shall be severed and deleted from these terms and the remaining terms shall survive, remain in full force and effect, and continue to be binding and enforceable.
[6]  If You do not accept these Terms and Conditions, or are not authorised to do so on behalf of Your business or work, You should immediately stop using this Website. Your continued use of the Website confirms Your acceptance of these terms.
[7]  If You use this Website in the course of Your business or work, You are also agreeing to these Terms and Conditions on behalf of that business.
[8]  vbd.co.uk is engaged in the business of providing an online information service or tool and may be engaged in the transmission, storage, retrieval, hosting, formatting or translation of communications. You agree and accept VBD has taken reasonable responsibility to generally review the apparent content of any submissions, articles, advertisements or services, all of which are made available on that basis.
[9] The views expressed in any articles are the views of the individual contributors and not those of VBD, unless specified otherwise by VBD. In particular, but without limitation to the above, VBD is not responsible for, and disclaims all liability in respect of, any comments, views or remarks expressed in any submissions.
[10] VBD gives no warranty and makes no representation as to the accuracy, currency or validity of the information and material contained within this Website and shall not be responsible for any loss or damage caused as a result of any use of such material.

Section 2: Definitions

[1]  “VBD” means Veterinary Business Development Ltd, whose registered office is at Veterinary Business Development Ltd, c/o Peachey & Co LLP, 95 Aldwych, London, WC2B 4JF, and any subsidiary from time to time of Veterinary Business Development Ltd also referred to as “We”, “Us” and “Our”.
[2]  “You” and “Your” means any and all casual surfers or regular visitors who land on the site by choice or mistake.
[3]  “Websites” means the websites, mobile apps (iPhone and Android apps) and WAP sites (including their constituent pages) published by VBD; and any other website, wireless application protocol (WAP) site, mobile apps (iPhone and Android) site or web address owned or operated by a member of VBD as may link to these Terms and Conditions from time to time.
[4]  “Contributions” means any unsolicited material, including (but not limited to), verbal, email, video, letters, texts, digital photographs or other images.

Section 3: Changes to These Terms and Conditions

[1]  We reserve the right to make changes to any part of this Website, including to these Terms and Conditions. If We change these Terms and Conditions, We will update the date above. If We make substantive changes, We will also place a button named Revised Terms and Conditions on every page of the site.
[2]  It is Your responsibility to check these Terms and Conditions for updates and changes from time to time.
[3]  If You use any part of the Website after We have published such changes, You will be agreeing to be bound to those changes.
[4]  If You do not agree to be bound by the changes then You should immediately stop using the Website.

Section 4: Termination

[1]  These Terms and Conditions are effective until terminated by either You or by VBD. You may terminate these terms at any time by destroying all materials obtained from this Website, any related documentation and all installations or copies of these, howsoever made.
[2]  These Terms and Conditions will immediately terminate without notice if, at the sole discretion of VBD, You do not comply with any provision within them. Upon Termination, You must destroy all materials obtained from the VBD Website and all related documentation and all installations or copies of these, however made.
[3]  VBD shall be entitled to terminate this agreement and immediately remove, cancel or suspend access to, and use of, vbd.co.uk upon Your breach of any part of these Terms and Conditions.
[4] Termination shall be without prejudice to the accrued rights of either party.

Section 5: Access and Use

[1]  The content of the pages of this Website is for Your general information and use only. It is subject to change without notice.
[2]  Neither We nor any third parties provide any warranty or guarantee as to the accuracy, timeliness, performance, completeness or suitability of the information and materials found or offered on this Website for any particular purpose.
[3]  You acknowledge such information and materials may contain inaccuracies or errors and We expressly exclude liability for any such inaccuracies or errors to the fullest extent permitted by law.
[4]  Your use of any information or materials on this Website is entirely at Your own risk, for which We shall not be liable. It shall be Your own responsibility to ensure any products, services or information available through this Website meet Your specific requirements.
[5]  This Website contains material that is owned by, or licensed to, Us. This material includes, but is not limited to, the design, layout, look, appearance, fonts and graphics. Reproduction is prohibited other than in accordance with the Copyright notice, which forms part of these Terms and Conditions.
[6]  All trademarks reproduced in this Website – which are not the property of, or licensed to, the operator – are acknowledged on the Website.
[7]  Unauthorised use of this Website may give rise to a claim for damages and / or be a criminal offence.
[8]  From time to time this Website may also include links to other websites. These links are provided for Your convenience to provide further information. They do not signify that We endorse these website(s). We have no responsibility for the content of the linked website(s) and any breaches of criminal or civil laws or codes of practice that may be contained within them.
[9]  This Website is made available on the basis that We are excluded, to the extent permitted by law, from any terms implied by statute or otherwise and all liability for any loss or damage, however it arises out of the use of this Website or reliance on its content.
[10]  We will not be liable to You for any interruption or delay You experience in accessing the Website, whatever the cause.
[11]  No metatags, hyperlinks or other forms of linkage whatsoever to any other website may be imposed on the Website unless express prior permission has been given by VBD.
[12]  Access to particular areas of the Website may be subject to additional Terms and Conditions to which You confirm Your acceptance by entering these particular areas. If You do not accept those terms then You should immediately stop using those pages.
[13]  VBD does not warrant that functions contained in the Website content will be available, uninterrupted or error free, or that defects will be corrected or that the content or the server(s) are available free of viruses or bugs.
[14]  You use vbd.co.uk entirely at your own risk.

Section 6: Jurisdiction

[1]  Your use of this Website, these Terms and Conditions and any matters arising are subject to the laws of England and Wales. Any dispute is subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of England and Wales, save as specifically provided otherwise.

Section 7: Our Responsibilities

[1]  VBD shall endeavour at all times to take responsible steps to ensure there are no breaches of security on the Website.
[2]  VBD accepts no liability or responsibility for any error, omission, technical inaccuracies or typographical errors made on the Website.
[3]  VBD reserves the right, without notice to You, to remove any material from the Website or to suspend or alter the operation of the Website or any of the services contained therein at Our sole discretion, or for legal or technical reasons. VBD will endeavour, as far as possible, to give You as much notice as possible and if able.

Section 8: Copyright

[1] All information incorporated within this Website is copyright of VBD.
[2]  This Website has been created by, and on behalf of, VBD. Unauthorised use of VBD trademarks, trade names and logos is prohibited. These works are protected by the copyright laws and treaties around the world. All such rights are reserved.
[3]  The content is also protected by trademark, patent, trade secret and other laws. We own and retain all rights in the content and the Website.
[4]  We hereby grant You a limited, revocable, non-sub licensable licence to display the content (excluding any software code) solely for Your personal, non-commercial use in connection with viewing the Website.
[5]  No person other than the rightful owner or licensee of such intellectual property rights may:

i. Hack, attempt to hack, distribute, modify, transmit, re-use, re-post or use any or all of the VBD content, or the information contained therein, for any purpose other than as set out above, nor for public or commercial purposes, without VBD’s, or the relevant licensee’s, prior written permission.
ii. Provide hypertext links, URL links, graphic links, hyperlinks or other direct connection for profit or gain without VBD’s, or the relevant licensee’s, prior written permission.
iii. Display, publish, copy, print, post or otherwise use the information contained therein for the benefit of any other website without VBD’s, or the relevant licensee’s, prior written permission.
iv. Process or otherwise use the information contained on or within for any illegal or immoral purpose, nor use or process the same unfairly.

[6]  The Website may contain content owned by users and other licensors (third-party content). Except for content owned by You, You may not, unless specifically authorised by Us in writing, copy, modify, translate, publish, reproduce, commercially exploit, broadcast, transmit, distribute, perform, display or sell any content appearing on or through the Website.
[7]  You must not use it for reproduction on any other Website, or in any way for commercial purposes or gain not listed below (where a separate licence is required) unless You first obtain Our written consent.
[8]  You may retrieve and display content from the Website on a computer screen, print individual pages on paper, photocopy and store such pages in electronic form on disc (but not on any server or other storage device connected to a network) for Your personal non-commercial use and You may draw the attention of others within Your organisation to material posted on Our site.
[9]  You must not modify the paper or digital copies of any materials You have printed off or downloaded in any way, and You must not use any illustrations, photographs, video or audio sequences or any graphics separately from any accompanying text.
[10]  Our status (and that of any identified Contributors) as the authors of material on Our site must always be acknowledged.
[11]  You must not use any part of the materials on Our site for commercial purposes without obtaining a licence to do so from Us or Our licensors.
[12]  If You print off, copy or download any part of Our site in breach of these Terms and Conditions of use, Your right to use Our site will cease immediately and You must, at Our option, return or destroy any copies of the materials You have made.
[13]  The following systematic creation and/or use of links to this Website require a separate licence:

i. Utilising links to this Website received as part of a paid-for media monitoring service; and/or
ii. Systematically forwarding links to this Website within a business or outside a business for business purposes; and/or
iii. Copying or extracting data from this Website by means of robots, spiders, crawlers, or other automatic devices or by any manual process used to systematically extract or copy web content. Please email Our webmaster (admin@vbd.co.uk) with any queries relating to copyright.

Section 9: Software and Security

[1]  We are not responsible for any technical or other issues that may arise if You download software from an external third-party website or upgrade Your browser software to enhance Your usage of the Website.

Section 10: Third-Party Websites

[1]  This Website provides links to other websites. These links are for Your convenience only and do not signify that We endorse or undertake any responsibility for the content of or any transactions that You enter into relating to those linked sites.
[2]  Use of third-party websites is entirely at Your own risk and We take no responsibility for any of the content on those sites.

Section 11: Cookies

[1]  Cookies are small text files stored on Your computer by Your browser. They are used for many things, such as helping Us work out how many new Website visitors We get each month. They contain information about the use of Your computer, but do not include personal information about You (they do not store Your name, for instance). This policy explains how cookies are used on Our Websites in general and, below, how You can control the cookies that may be used on this site (please note not all of them are used on every Website).
[2]  You may delete and block all cookies from Our sites but if You do, some parts, subsequently, will not work.
About Our cookie policy
[1] This cookie policy applies to all Our sites and mobile applications. In this cookie policy, when We refer to any of Our sites, We mean any Website or mobile application operated by, or on behalf of, VBD. This cookie policy forms part of, and is incorporated into, these Website Terms and Conditions.
[2]  By accessing the Website, You agree this cookie policy will apply whenever You access the Website on any device. We will alert You on Our sites of changes to this policy. Your continued use of the Website constitutes Your agreement to all such changes.
[3] Below, You can find out more about the cookies We use on Our sites, as well as information on how to turn off cookies or change the cookie settings on Your browser:

•  Strictly Necessary Cookies. These cookies are essential to enable You to move around the Website and use its features. These cookies will:
–  Ensure Our site functions correctly.
–  Facilitate a product selection or track a sales order You have made.
These cookies will not:
– Gather information that could be used for marketing.
– Retarget advertising to You on other websites.

•  Analytic Cookies. These cookies collect anonymous information about how visitors use Our site to help Us improve the way the Website works. These cookies will:
– Provide statistics on how Our site has been used.
– Measure any errors on Our site and support improvements and test new designs.
These cookies will not:
– Gather information that could be used for marketing.
– Retarget advertising to You on other websites.

•  Personalisation Cookies. These cookies allow Our site to remember certain choices You have made on the Website so when You subsequently return, We can provide You with Your personalised settings. These are also used to recommend content We think You will be interested in based on what You have looked at before.
These cookies will:
– Remember previous choices You have made on the Our site.
– Remember if You have previously registered with Our site.
These cookies will not:
– Gather information that could be used for marketing.
– Retarget advertising to You on other websites.

•  Ad management cookies. These cookies collect information about how You have used Our site to make advertising relevant to You and Your interests elsewhere on the internet.
These cookies will:
– Remember You have visited Our site and will allow third-party networks to use the information to display relevant advertising or other content to You on other websites.
These cookies will not:
– Gather information that could be used for marketing.
– Retarget advertising to You on other websites.

•  Third-party Cookies. Social sharing, video and other services We offer are run by other companies. These companies may drop cookies on Your computer when You use them on Our site or if You are already logged in to them. If you do not wish to receive third-party cookies, please refer to the following section:

Managing Cookie Settings Through Your Browser
Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but You can alter Your browser settings to prevent automatic acceptance or You can manually delete Your cookie history whenever You wish. These links explain how You can control cookies via Your browser, but remember, if You turn off cookies in Your browser then these settings will apply to all websites, not just this one:
Mozilla Firefox

Section 13: Indemnity

[1]  You agree to indemnify and hold VBD, its subsidiaries and affiliates, and their respective officers, agents, partners and employees, harmless from any loss, liability, demand, claim or legal proceedings brought or threatened, including expenses of any type suffered or incurred arising out of Your use of the Website in violation of this agreement, and/or arising from Your use of, or conduct on, the Website and/or a breach of this agreement.

Section 14: Disclaimer

[1]  This site is provided on an “as is” and “as available” basis and VBD makes no express or implied warranties or representations in relation to it. This includes, without limitation, any implied warranties or representations of satisfactory quality, fitness for a particular purpose, availability, completeness or accuracy.
[2]  VBD shall not take responsibility for any loss or damage arising from, or in any way connected with, Your use of the Website or any information contained or derived from it (even when VBD has been advised of the possibility of such loss or damage). This includes, without limitation, any damage for loss of profits, loss of information, loss of an opportunity, wasted expenditure or any other monetary loss.
[3]  VBD shall not take responsibility for the availability or content of any external sites or resources to which it has hyperlinks and might not endorse or approve of any material on sites linked from or to this Website. Any reference made by the Website to any specific or non-specific commercial product, process or service (or the provider of such) by trade name, hyperlink or trademark, does not denote any endorsement or recommendation by VBD. The content on the site may be provided by third parties and other Users. Any statements, services, offers, opinions and advice expressed or made available by third parties (including without limitation information providers, Users and others) are those of the respective distributor, publisher or author and may not be taken for those of VBD.
[4]  VBD shall not be liable for any loss or damage arising from, or in any way connected with, any non-provision of all or any part of the Website. This includes, without limitation, any failure of performance, error, omission, interruption, deletion, delay in operation or transmission, defect, communication line failure, wireless application protocol (WAP) failure, mobile app (iPhone and Android) failure, theft or destruction or unauthorised access to, alteration of or use of record. VBD does not make any representation that the Website or its servers will remain available to You or are free from viruses or other harmful components.
[5]  Neither VBD nor any of its employees, agents, affiliates, content or service providers shall be liable to You or to any third party for any damages, whether indirect, direct, incidental, special or consequential (including, without limitation, any loss of data, profit, contract, opportunity or wasted expenditure) arising out of use of the Website or an inability to gain access to the Website or any breach of warranty pertaining to the Website.
[6]  VBD shall not be held liable for any loss or damage arising from any event or act beyond its reasonable control – including, without limitation, war, civil disturbance or act of God.
[7] VBD cannot, and does not, give any warranties in connection with any VBD services or Websites and to the maximum extent permitted by law, VBD excludes liability for all representations, warranties, conditions and other terms that, but for this notice, would have effect.
[8] Subject, as aforesaid, to the maximum extent permitted by law, VBD excludes liability for any loss or damage of any kind howsoever arising – including, without limitation, any direct, indirect, punitive or consequential loss – whether or not such arises out of any problem you notify to VBD and VBD shall have no liability to pay any money by way of compensation – including, without limitation, all liability in relation to:

i. Any incorrect or inaccurate information on vbd.co.uk and all interruptions to, or delays in, updating the Website; the infringement by any person of any intellectual property rights of any third party caused by their use of the Website and any material contained therein; all representations, warranties, conditions and other terms (including, without limitation, conditions implied by law as to satisfactory quality, fitness for purpose and the use of reasonable care and skill) that, but for this notice, would have effect in relation to the content of the Website.
ii. Any amount or kind of loss or damage due to viruses or other malicious software that may infect a User’s computer equipment, software, data or other property caused by persons accessing, using or downloading vbd.co.uk, or from transmissions via emails or attachments received from VBD or its licensees.
iii. The availability, quality, content or nature of the other websites on the internet that are owned and operated by third parties (external sites) to which vbd.co.uk links and websites located on, or through, any external website, nor for any transactions involving external sites (including cookies, personal data, confidential information or purchases of domain names or other services). You should contact the site administrator or webmaster for those external sites if you have any concerns regarding such links, websites or transactions.
iv. All representations, warranties, conditions and other terms that, but for this notice, would have effect.