Last updated: 14 May 2013
These are the terms and conditions of use for the website at http://www.sage.co.uk (“our website”). Please read them carefully because they form a legal agreement between you and us in relation to access and use of our website.
1. Who we are
We are Sage (UK) Limited, a limited company registered in England and Wales under company registration number 01045967 with our registered office address at North Park, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE13 9AA ("we", or "us", or "our"). We have other trading addresses. If you would like details of our trading addresses, please contact us. Our VAT number is GB555909605.
Please see our Contact Us section for more information.
2. What these terms are about
These terms apply to your use of our website. By accessing our website you agree to these terms. If you do not agree to them you should not access our website.
The most current version of these terms is dated above but we may change them from time to time without giving you notice, so please try to read these terms every time you visit our website. By accessing our website after changes are made to these terms you agree to the revised terms.
3. Using our website
We are a UK based company. If you are visiting our website with a view to purchasing products or services, you should only do so if you are based in the UK. Outside the UK, please see http://www.sage.com/ for a list of Sage websites in other countries.
We are pleased to provide our website to you for use but you must use our website in an acceptable way. It is impossible to provide an exhaustive list of exactly what constitutes acceptable and unacceptable use of our website. In general, we will not tolerate any use of our website which damages or is likely to damage our reputation, the availability or integrity of our website or which causes us or threatens to cause us to incur any legal, tax or regulatory liability.
We want to make our website a safe and rewarding experience, so we have set out more detail on acceptable and unacceptable use below.
As you might expect, you may only use our website for lawful purposes. For example, you must not use our website:
in any way that breaches any applicable local, national or international law or regulation;
in any way that is unlawful or fraudulent, or has any unlawful or fraudulent purpose or effect;
to send any unsolicited or unauthorised advertising or promotional material or any other form of unsolicited communication (spam); or
to transmit any data, send or upload any material that contains any harmful programs, such as viruses, Trojan horses, worms, or time-bombs.
You also agree not to:
reproduce, duplicate, copy or re-sell any part of our website; or
access without authority, interfere with, damage or disrupt our website, or any related equipment, network or software.
We may from time to time provide interactive services on our website. If we do provide any interactive service, we will provide clear information to you about the kind of service offered.
We will do our best to assess any possible risks for users from third parties when they use any interactive service provided on our website, and we will decide in each case whether it is appropriate to use moderation of the relevant service (including what kind of moderation to use) in the light of those risks. However, we are under no obligation to oversee, monitor or moderate any interactive service we provide on our website.
If we do decide to monitor or moderate an interactive service, we will normally provide you with a means of contacting the moderator, should you need to do so.
Our interactive services are not intended for use by children. Parents and guardians should not permit their children to use our interactive services, as these are only intended for use by businesses.
If you use our interactive services, you will also need to understand and comply with our content standards.
If you contribute material to our website, you agree that any material you contribute will:
comply with all applicable laws and regulations;
be factually accurate and/or will represent your genuinely held belief or opinion;
not be defamatory, offensive, hateful or inflammatory; and
not infringe confidentiality, or any copyright or intellectual property rights of another person.
You also agree that we can use any content you contribute to our website whenever and wherever we think appropriate.
Our suspension and termination rights
The terms set out in this section 3 are intended to protect us, our website and its users, so a failure to comply with this section constitutes a serious breach of these terms. If we believe you have breached this section 3, we may do any or all of the following (as well as any other action we feel is appropriate):
issue a warning to you and ask you to take certain steps to rectify your behaviour.
suspend your right to access our website, either temporarily or permanently.
take legal action against you, including to recover any loss we have suffered due to your actions.
disclose information to law enforcement authorities.
4. Buying products/services through our website - Sage Store
Our website allows you to buy software and/or other products and services from us by selecting "Sage Store". For more information on how you can buy products and services, please see our Terms and Conditions of Supply.
5. Other things you need to know about our website
We take steps to ensure that all information we provide on our website about our products and services is correct and complete.
The content on our site is provided for general information only and does not amount to advice on which you should rely. We aim to update our website regularly, and may change the content at any time. If the need arises, we may suspend access to our website, or close it indefinitely.
We may display details of related third party products or services on our website, such as those of Sage developers. We take reasonable steps to ensure the accuracy of the details provided but we do not endorse any third party products or services and you use them at your own risk. Where any third party product or service is certified by Sage or something similar, we will explain the context of that certification to help you make an informed decision about use of that product or service. Third party products and services remain the responsibility of the relevant third party and we will not be liable for any loss or damage which may arise as a result of your use of them.
Use of our website is free and we take steps to ensure it is available to all permitted users. From time to time we may restrict access to some or all parts of our website. We will try to ensure that our website is always available to you but we have to be realistic and so we do not promise that our website will be continuously available. We also do not promise that your use of our website will be uninterrupted or error-free, or that our website and server will be free from attack (e.g. from viruses). We recommend that you use your own appropriate virus checking software.
Separate, limited promises which apply to Sage products and services sold through our website are set out in our Terms and Conditions of Supply and, if applicable, in any specific terms.
6. Links to/from our website
You are allowed to establish links to our website as long as you obtain our written consent in advance (see above for how to contact us). We reserve the right to withdraw our consent at any time. Links must only be made to the home page of our website and you are not allowed (and you shall not assist others) to set up links from your own website to our website by deep-linking, framing or otherwise, without our prior written consent. We may withhold our consent if we wish. If we do so, we will try to explain our reasons to you.
Our website includes links that allow you to leave our website and visit third party websites. We have no control over those websites, so we are not responsible for the content, use by you or availability of those third party websites, for any products or services you buy through those websites or for the treatment of any personal information you provide to the third party.