Terms & Conditions

Effective Date: 10th October 2023

1. Introduction

Welcome to the Website Terms of Use ("Terms") for Poetry HR Ltd. Please carefully read these Terms as they constitute a legally binding agreement between you ("You") and Poetry HR Ltd ("Poetry," "we," "us," or "our"). Your access to and use of poetryhr.com or any affiliated sites linked to these Terms ("Site") signifies your acceptance of these Terms. If any modifications are made to these Terms, your continued use of the Site implies your consent to such changes.

By accessing the Site, you confirm that you are at least 18 years old.

2. Accessing and Using Our Site

We reserve the right to modify, update, or withdraw the Site and any associated services or content, at our sole discretion and without notice. We shall not be held liable if any portion of the Site becomes unavailable for any reason, temporarily or otherwise.

If you receive a username, password, or any other confidential information for security purposes, you must maintain its confidentiality and refrain from sharing it with others. User accounts are personal, and you must not grant access to the Site or any of its sections using your credentials to any other person. In case of unauthorised access or security breaches, please notify us promptly.

We hold the authority to deactivate any username, password, or identifier, whether created by you or provided by us, at our discretion and for any reason, including your violation of these Terms.

Your use of the Site must not contravene any laws, infringe upon others' rights, cause offence, or disrupt the Site or its features, including any technological measures we employ to uphold these Terms.

When using the Site or contacting us through it, you agree to electronic communication. You consent to receive communications related to your Site usage electronically, which may include emails or posted notices on the Site. You acknowledge that electronic communications meet legal requirements for written communication.

3. Site Content and Intellectual Property Rights

The Site, including all its content, features, and functionality (such as information, software, text, displays, images, video, audio, and design) is owned by us, our licensors, or other content providers. Subject to your compliance with these Terms, you are granted a limited, non-exclusive, non-transferable, non-sublicensable licence to access and utilise the Site. These licences will be revoked if you violate these Terms.

Unauthorised actions like printing, copying, modifying, downloading, or sharing any part of the Site's content in violation of these Terms are strictly prohibited. You do not acquire any ownership rights in the Site or its content. All ungranted rights remain with us, our licensors, or other rights holders. Unless authorised under these Terms, refrain from using, reproducing, distributing, modifying, creating derivative works, publicly displaying, performing, republishing, downloading, storing, or transmitting any material from the Site.

Using our name, marks, logos, or related assets requires prior written permission from us.

Your use of the Site does not grant you ownership of any intellectual property rights for the accessed content unless you obtain permission from us or the content owner, or it is otherwise permitted by law.

In compliance with the Digital Millennium Copyright Act ("DMCA") and other applicable laws, Poetry reserves the right to terminate, at its sole discretion, the accounts of users found to be infringing upon intellectual property rights, including repeat infringers. If you knowingly misrepresent material or activity as infringing, you may be liable for damages incurred as a result.

4. Content

We may offer opportunities for you to contribute text, photos, videos, or other content ("Content") to the Site. You may only post Content for which you hold full rights or have obtained permission from the rights holder. Posting Content does not transfer ownership, but it grants us, our agents, licensees, and assigns an irrevocable, perpetual (non-exclusive), royalty-free, fully sublicensable right to use Your Content.

You represent and warrant that:

- You own or control all rights to the Content and have the right to grant the above licence.

- All Your Content complies with these Terms.

- You are solely responsible for Your Content, including its legality, reliability, accuracy, and appropriateness.

While Poetry is not obligated to screen, edit, or monitor Content, we reserve the right to remove, edit, or screen any Content posted on the Site at our sole discretion. You are responsible for backing up and replacing any Content you post at your expense. Poetry's enforcement of Content and conduct rules under these Terms is at our discretion, and failure to enforce these rules in some instances does not waive our right to enforce them in other cases.

Communications sent to us are not confidential unless specified otherwise. We reserve the right to reproduce, use, disclose, and distribute such communications without obligation.

We do not endorse Content posted by others, and we are not responsible for any losses or damages resulting from such Content. Poetry assumes no responsibility for third-party content and does not undertake to review or update it.

We may take action, at our sole discretion, against users who engage in inappropriate behaviour, such as taking down Content, terminating accounts, prohibiting Site access, or pursuing legal remedies.

5. Prohibited Uses

The Site may only be used for lawful purposes, following these Terms. Prohibited actions include but are not limited to:

- Violating applicable laws or regulations.

- Transmitting advertising or promotional materials without our written consent.

- Impersonating Poetry, its employees, or any other person or entity.

- Conduct that restricts or inhibits Site use or enjoyment, or that could harm us or other users.

Additionally, you must not:

- Use automated processes to access the Site.

- Use software or routines that disrupt Site functionality.

- Introduce malicious software or harmful material.

- Attempt unauthorised access or interference with the Site.

- Remove copyright, trademark, or proprietary notices.

6. Enforcement and Termination of Site Use

We reserve the right to remove or refuse User Content for any reason. We may also disclose your identity or information as needed, cooperate with law enforcement, and take legal action for illegal or unauthorised Site usage. We can terminate or suspend your Site access at our discretion.

7. Indemnification

Subject to legal restrictions, you agree to indemnify and hold us, our officers, directors, employees, agents, licensors, and suppliers harmless from any claims, actions, demands, costs, liabilities, settlements, including legal and accounting fees, arising from your Site use, any alleged infringement of others' intellectual property rights, or any violation of these Terms.

8. Marketing, Promotions, and Third-Party Products and Services

Poetry may engage in marketing, promotions, or provide information about third-party products or services on the Site. We do not endorse or make warranties regarding third-party products, services, promotions, or vendors. Your interactions with third parties are solely between you and them, and any terms, conditions, warranties, or representations are governed by your agreements with those third parties. Poetry is not liable for third-party products or services or any associated losses or damages.

9. Social Networks

The Site may include features that interact with third-party social networking websites. While these features are governed by these Terms, your use of third-party social networking sites is subject to their respective terms of service and agreements. Ensure your use compl

ies with those terms.

10. Disclaimer of Warranties and Limitation of Liability

Except as expressly stated in these Terms, Poetry and its agents or service providers make no specific promises about the Site, including its content, functionality, reliability, availability, or suitability for your needs. We provide the Site "as-is." To the extent permitted by law, we exclude all warranties.

Except where prohibited by law, Poetry is not liable for indirect, special, incidental, consequential, or exemplary damages arising from your Site use or third parties' Site use. These exclusions include, without limitation, damages for lost profits, data loss, computer failure, or third-party violations of your rights.

11. Miscellaneous

Our failure to enforce any rights or provisions in these Terms does not waive our right to enforce them later. Waivers of rights or provisions must be in writing and signed by our authorised representative. If any term in these Terms is deemed invalid, void, or unenforceable, it shall be severed without affecting the validity of the remaining terms.

The Site is operated by Poetry, Inc., located at Cornerstone, 107 West Regent Street, Glasgow G2 2BA.

These Terms are governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of Scotland, United Kingdom. You agree that any claims or disputes arising from these Terms or your Site use shall be within the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts in Scotland, United Kingdom. If a provision in these Terms is unenforceable, it does not affect other provisions.

Questions or comments about the Site may be directed to Poetry at [email protected]