Terms and conditions

This Terms and Conditions of Use policy sets out the terms between you and us under which you may access our websites including: www.hanson.co.uk and www.bathandportlandstone.co.uk (“Our Sites”). This policy applies to all users of, and visitors to, Our Sites.

By using Our Sites you agree to be legally bound by these terms, which shall take effect immediately on your first use of one of Our Sites. If you do not agree to be legally bound by all the following terms please do not access and/or use Our Sites.

Our Sites are websites operated by us, Hanson Limited, (company number 04626078) with registered office at Hanson House, 14 Castle Hill, Maidenhead, SL6 4JJ, United Kingdom.

We may change these terms at any time by posting changes online. Please review these terms regularly to ensure you are aware of any changes made by us. Your continued use of Our Sites after changes are posted means you agree to be legally bound by these terms as updated and/or amended.

Accessing Our Sites

Access to Our Sites is permitted on a temporary basis, and we reserve the right to withdraw or amend the service we provide on Our Sites without notice. We will not be liable if for any reason Our Sites is unavailable at any time or for any period.

From time to time, we may restrict access to some parts of Our Sites, to users who have registered with us.

If you choose, or you are provided with, a user identification code, password or any other piece of information as part of our security procedures, you must treat such information as confidential, and you must not disclose it to any third party. We have the right to disable any user identification code or password, whether chosen by you or allocated by us, at any time, if in our opinion you have failed to comply with any of the provisions of these terms of use.

When using Our Sites, you must comply with the provisions of our acceptable use policy (see below).

You are responsible for making all arrangements necessary for you to have access to Our Sites. You are also responsible for ensuring that all persons who access our site through your internet connection are aware of these terms, and that they comply with them.

Use of Our Sites

You may not copy, reproduce, republish, download, post, broadcast, transmit, make available to the public, or otherwise use Our Sites content in any way except for your own personal, non-commercial use. You also agree not to adapt, alter or create a derivative work from any Our Sites content except for your own personal, non-commercial use. Any other use of Our Sites content requires the prior written permission from us. To request such permission please contact us at enquiries@hanson.com.

You agree to use Our Sites only for lawful purposes and in a way that does not infringe the rights of, restrict or inhibit anyone else’s use and enjoyment of Our Sites.

Prohibited behaviour includes harassing or causing distress or inconvenience to any person, transmitting obscene or offensive content or disrupting the normal flow of dialogue within Our Sites.

Uploading material to Our Sites

Whenever you make use of a feature that allows you to upload material to Our Sites, or to make contact with other users of Our Sites, you must comply with the content standards set out in our acceptable use policy (see below). You warrant that any such contribution does not comply with those standards, and you indemnify us for any breach of that warranty.

Any material you upload to Our Sites will be considered non-confidential and non-proprietary and we have the right to use, copy, distribute and disclose to third parties any such material for any purpose. We also have the right to disclose your identity to any third party who is claiming that any material posted or uploaded by you to Our Sites constitutes a violation of their intellectual property rights, or of their right to privacy.

We will not be responsible, or liable to any third party, for the content or accuracy of any materials posted by you or any other user of Our Sites.

We have the right to remove any material or posting you make on Our Sites if, in our opinion, such material does not comply with the content standards set out in our acceptable use policy (see below).

Viruses, hacking and other offences

You must not misuse Our Sites by knowingly introducing viruses, trojans, worms, logic bombs or other material which is malicious or technologically harmful. You must not attempt to gain unauthorised access to Our Sites, the server on which Our Sites are stored or any server, computer or database connected to Our Sites. You must not attack Our Sites via a denial-of-service attack or a distributed denial-of service attack.

By breaching this provision, you would commit a criminal offence under the Computer Misuse Act 1990. We will report any such breach to the relevant law enforcement authorities and we will co-operate with those authorities by disclosing your identity to them. In the event of such a breach, your right to use Our Sites will cease immediately.

We will not be liable for any loss or damage caused by a distributed denial-of-service attack, viruses or other technologically harmful material that may infect your computer equipment, computer programs, data or other proprietary material due to your use of Our Sites or to your downloading of any material posted on it, or on any website linked to it.

Linking to our site

You may link to our home page, provided you do so in a way that is fair and legal and does not damage our reputation or take advantage of it, but you must not establish a link in such a way as to suggest any form of association, approval or endorsement on our part where none exists.

You must not establish a link from any website that is not owned by you.

Our Sites must not be framed on any other site, nor may you create a link to any part of Our Sites other than the home page. We reserve the right to withdraw linking permission without notice.

Links from our site

Where Our Sites contains links to other sites and resources provided by third parties, these links are provided for your information only. We have no control over the contents of those sites or resources, and accept no responsibility for them or for any loss or damage that may arise from your use of them.

Acceptable Use Policy

You may use Our Sites and our services only for lawful purposes, including, but not limited to the following, you may not use our Sites or our services:

  • in any way that breaches any applicable local, national or international law or regulation;
  • for the purpose of harming or attempting to harm minors in any way;
  • in any way which contravenes the virus and hacking provisions as set out above;
  • to upload, post, email or otherwise transmit any content that is directed to inciting or producing imminent conduct that is unlawful, harmful, threatening, abusive, harassing, tortuous, defamatory, vulgar, obscene, libellous, invasive of another’s privacy, hateful, or racially, ethnically or otherwise objectionable and is likely to produce such conduct;
  • to impersonate any person or entity or otherwise misrepresent your affiliation with a person or entity;
  • to forge headers or otherwise manipulate identifiers in order to disguise the origin of any content transmitted through the system;
  • to upload, post, email or otherwise transmit any content that infringes any patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright or other proprietary rights of any party;
  • to upload, post, email or otherwise transmit any unsolicited or unauthorized advertising, promotional materials, “junk mail,” “spam,” “chain letters,” or “pyramid schemes”;
  • to interfere with or disrupt Our Sites’ system or servers or networks connected to Our Sites’ system, or disobey any requirements, procedures, policies or regulations of networks connected to Our Sites’ system;
  • to collect or store personal data about other users without their knowledge; or
  • to promote or provide instructional information about illegal activities, promote physical harm or injury against any group or individual, or promote any act of cruelty to animals.

We may, at our sole determination, decline to offer email or online support to any user who uses offensive or abusive language or is otherwise in breach of any of our terms, including this acceptable use policy.

Information about you and your visits to Our Sites

We process information about you in accordance with our privacy policy. By using Our Sites, you consent to such processing and you warrant that all data provided by you is accurate.

Reliance on information posted

Commentary and other materials posted on Our Sites are not intended to amount to advice on which reliance should be placed. We therefore disclaim all liability and responsibility arising from any reliance placed on such materials by any visitor to Our Sites, or by anyone who may be informed of any of its contents.

Changes to Our Sites

We aim to update Our Sites regularly, and may change the content at any time. If the need arises, we may suspend access to Our Sites, or close it indefinitely. Any of the material on Our Sites may be out of date at any given time, and we are under no obligation to update such material.

Disclaimers and Limitation of Liability

The material displayed on Our Sites is provided without any guarantees, conditions or warranties as to its accuracy. To the extent permitted by law, we, other members of our group of companies and third parties connected to us hereby expressly exclude:

  • All conditions, warranties and other terms which might otherwise be implied by statute, common law or the law of equity.
  • Any liability for any direct, indirect or consequential loss or damage incurred by any user in connection with Our Sites or in connection with the use, inability to use, or results of the use of Our Sites, any websites linked to it and any materials posted on it, including:
    • loss of income or revenue;
    • loss of business;
    • loss of profits or contracts;
    • loss of anticipated savings;
    • loss of data;
    • loss of goodwill; or
    • wasted management or office time,

whether caused by tort (including negligence), breach of contract or otherwise, even if foreseeable.

This does not affect our liability for death or personal injury arising from our negligence, nor our liability for fraudulent misrepresentation or misrepresentation as to a fundamental matter, nor any other liability which cannot be excluded or limited under applicable law.

We do not warrant that functions contained in Our Sites content will be uninterrupted or error free, that defects will be corrected, or that Our Sites or the server that makes it available are free of viruses or bugs.

Intellectual Property

The names, images and logos identifying us and our products or third parties and their products and services are subject to copyright, design rights and trade marks of us, and/or third parties. Nothing contained in these terms shall be construed as conferring by implication, estoppels or otherwise any licence or right to use any trademark, patent, design right or copyright of ours, or of any other third party.

General

If any of these terms are determined to be illegal, invalid or otherwise unenforceable by reason of the laws of any state or country in which these terms are intended to be effective, then to the extent and within the jurisdiction in which that term is illegal, invalid or 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.

The English courts will have exclusive jurisdiction over any claim arising from, or related to, a visit to our site although we retain the right to bring proceedings against you for breach of these conditions in your country of residence or any other relevant country.

These terms of use and any dispute or claim arising out of or in connection with them or their subject matter or formation (including non-contractual disputes or claims) shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of England.