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(1)      Introduction

These terms and conditions govern your use of our website; by using our website, you accept these terms and conditions in full.   If you disagree with these terms and conditions or any part of these terms and conditions, you must not use our website.

If you register with our website or purchase any downloads from our website, we will ask you to expressly agree to these terms and conditions.

We will not file a copy of these terms and conditions specifically in relation to each user and, if we update these terms and conditions, the version to which you originally agreed will no longer be available on our website.  For this reason, we recommend that subscribers print and file a copy of these terms and conditions for future reference.

These terms and conditions are provided in the English language only.

Our website uses cookies.  By using our website and agreeing to these terms and conditions, you consent to our use of cookies in accordance with the terms of our privacy policy.

(2)      Licence to use website

Unless otherwise stated, we or our licensors own the intellectual property rights in the website and material on the website.  Subject to the licence below, all these intellectual property rights are reserved.

You may view, download for caching purposes only, and print pages from the website for your own personal use, subject to the restrictions set out below and elsewhere in these terms and conditions. 

You must not:

(a)      republish material from this website (including republication on another website);

(b)      sell, rent or sub-license material from the website;

(c)      show any material from the website in public;

(d)      edit or otherwise modify any material on the website; or

(e)      redistribute material from this website except for content specifically and expressly made available for redistribution (such as our newsletter).

Where content is specifically made available for redistribution, it may only be redistributed within your organisation.

You may access our RSS feed using the RSS link on our website.  By accessing  our RSS feed you accept these terms and conditions.  Subject to your acceptance of these terms and conditions, and notwithstanding the restrictions set out above, we grant to you a non-exclusive non-transferable non-sub-licensable licence to display our RSS feed in unmodified form on any non-commercial website owned and operated by you.  It is a condition of this licence that you include a credit for us and hyperlink to our website on each web page where the RSS feed is published (in such form as we may specify from time to time, or if we do not specify any particular form, in a reasonable form).  We may revoke this licence at any time, with or without notice or explanation.

Downloadable reports are subject to separate licensing: see Section 6 for details.

(3)      Acceptable use

You must not use our website in any way that causes, or may cause, damage to the website or impairment of the availability or accessibility of the website; or in any way which is unlawful, illegal, fraudulent or harmful, or in connection with any unlawful, illegal, fraudulent or harmful purpose or activity.

You must not use our website to copy, store, host, transmit, send, use, publish or distribute any material which consists of (or is linked to) any spyware, computer virus, Trojan horse, worm, keystroke logger, rootkit or other malicious computer software.

You must not conduct any systematic or automated data collection activities (including without limitation scraping, data mining, data extraction and data harvesting) on or in relation to our website without our express written consent.

(4)      Restricted access

Access to certain areas and features of our website is restricted.  We reserve the right to restrict access to other areas or features of our website, or indeed our whole website, at our discretion.

You must ensure that your password is kept confidential. 

You must notify us in writing immediately if you become aware of any unauthorised use of your account or password. 

You are responsible for any activity on our website arising out of any failure to keep your password confidential, and may be held liable for any losses arising out of such a failure.

You must not use any other person's user ID and password to access our website.

We may disable your user account on the website in our sole discretion with or without notice or explanation.

(5)      User content

In these terms and conditions, “your content” means material (including without limitation comments, other text, images, audio material, video material and audio-visual material) that you submit to, post or store on, or transmit via our website, for whatever purpose.

You grant to us a worldwide, irrevocable, non-exclusive, royalty-free licence to use, reproduce, adapt, publish, translate and distribute your content in any existing or future media.  You also grant to us the right to sub-license these rights, and the right to bring an action for infringement of these rights.

You warrant and represent that your content will comply with these terms and conditions.

Your content must not be illegal or unlawful, must not infringe any third party's legal rights, and must not be capable of giving rise to legal action whether against you or us or a third party (in each case under any applicable law). 

Your content (and its publication on our website) must not:

(a)      be libellous or maliciously false;

(b)      be obscene or indecent;

(c)      infringe any copyright, moral right, database right, trade mark right, design right, right in passing off, or other intellectual property right;

(d)      infringe any right of confidence, right of privacy, or right under data protection legislation;

(e)      constitute negligent advice or contain any negligent statement;

(f)      constitute an incitement to commit a crime;

(g)      be in contempt of any court, or in breach of any court order;

(h)      be in breach of racial or religious hatred or discrimination legislation;

(i)       be blasphemous;

(j)      be in breach of official secrets legislation;

(k)      be in breach of any contractual obligation owed to any person;

(l)       depict violence in an explicit, graphic or gratuitous manner;

(m)     be pornographic or sexually explicit;

(n)      be untrue, false, inaccurate or misleading;

(o)      consist of or contain any instructions, advice or other information which may be acted upon and could, if acted upon, cause illness, injury or death, or any other loss or damage;

(p)      constitute spam;

(q)      be offensive, deceptive, threatening, abusive, harassing, or menacing, hateful, discriminatory or inflammatory; or

(r)      cause annoyance, inconvenience or needless anxiety to any person.

Your content must be appropriate, civil, tasteful and accord with generally accepted standards of etiquette and behaviour on the internet.

You must not use our website to link to any website or web page consisting of or containing material that would, were it posted on our website, breach the provisions of these terms and conditions.

You must not submit any content to the website that is or has ever been the subject of any threatened or actual legal proceedings or other similar complaint.

We reserve the right to edit or remove any material submitted to our website, or stored on our servers, or hosted or published upon our website.

Notwithstanding our rights under these terms and conditions in relation to user content, we do not undertake to monitor the submission of such content to, or the publication of such content on, our website.

(6)      Reports

The reports advertised on our website may be purchased:

(a)      on this website; or

If you pay for a report on this website, the following provisions apply:

(a)      in order to enter into a contract with us for the supply of a report, you must click the appropriate "buy now" button on our website and then make payment via our payment services provider, PayPal;

(b)      the contract for the supply of the report will come into force when the payment is received into our PayPal account;

(c)      you will have the opportunity to identify and correct input errors prior to ordering on the PayPal website;

(d)               the applicable charges will be as specified on the PayPal website;

(e)      all charges are stated inclusive of any applicable VAT, unless the context requires otherwise;

(f)      we will send you the report by email as soon as practicable and in any event within 5 working days following the date of your payment; and

(g)      your rights to use the report will be governed by the copyright notice published on our website and included with the report we will send you.

(7)      Marketplace

This Section 7 applies if and only if we offer a "buy and sell" facility on the website. 

Registered users may advertise materials or equipment on the website.

Such materials and equipment must be within the categories listed on the website and relevant to the users of the website.

Registered users who are logged in to the website may post an advertisement by completing and submitting the relevant form on the website.

Advertisements submitted to our website must constitute bona fide advertisements that are true, fair and accurate in all respects.  Advertisements must be listed in the appropriate category or categories.

Advertisements submitted to our website must not constitute an advertisement for any product or service that:

(a)      breaches any applicable laws, regulations or codes, or infringes any third party intellectual property rights or other rights, or gives rise to a cause of action against any person in any jurisdiction;

(b)      consists of or contains material that would, if published on our website by you, contravene the provisions of Section 5; or

(c)      is or relates to: (i) drugs, narcotics, steroids or controlled substances; (ii) pornography; (iii) obscene, indecent or sexually explicit materials; (iv) knives, swords, firearms or other weapons; (v) ammunition for any weapon; (vii) items that encourage or facilitate criminal acts or civil wrongs; or (vii) items that encourage or facilitate the infringement of any intellectual property right.

Your advertisements must comply with the “acceptable use” and “submissions” provisions below.

You must keep your advertisements up-to-date using our website interface.  In particular, you must remove any advertisements that have ceased to apply (for example, because the goods advertised have been sold).

Without prejudice to our other rights under these terms of use, we reserve the right to reject or delete advertisements that in our opinion breach these terms and conditions or that do not in our opinion meet any additional guidelines for advertisements published on our website.

We may delete free advertisements at any time in our sole discretion with or without notice to you.

Where we offer a premium paid-for advertising service, then the following provisions will apply:

(a)      the paid-for advertisement will receive the benefits specified on the website, for such period as is specified on the website;

(b)      the applicable submission charges will be as set out on our website, inclusive of any applicable VAT (unless the context requires otherwise);

(c)      you must pay to us the applicable charges in respect of an advertisement in advance, in cleared funds, in accordance with the instructions on our website; and

(d)      we may vary charges from time to time by posting new charges on our website. - however, such variations will not affect advertisements that have already been paid for.

You acknowledge that:

(a)      we do not confirm the identity of advertisers or buyers, check the credit worthiness or bona fides of advertisers or buyers, or otherwise vet advertisers or buyers;

(b)      we do not check, audit or monitor the information contained in advertisements;

(c)      we are not party to the sale or purchase of goods or services advertised on the website;

(d)      we are not involved in any transaction between advertisers and buyers in any way; and

(e)      we are not the agents for any advertisers or buyers,

and accordingly we will not be liable to any person, whether acting as advertiser or buyer or otherwise, in relation to the offer for sale or sale or purchase of any goods or services advertised on our website; furthermore we are not responsible for the enforcement of any contractual obligations arising out of a contract for the sale or purchase of any goods or services and we will have no obligation to mediate between parties to any such contract.

(8)      Limited warranties

You acknowledge that:

(a)      news items on the website, and the information upon which such news items are based, may be supplied by third parties in respect of whom we have no oversight or control; and

(b)      comments, advertisements and some of the other information published on this website is submitted by users, and we do not usually review, approve or edit such materials. 

Accordingly, we do not warrant the completeness or accuracy of the information published on this website; nor do we commit to ensuring that the website remains available or that the material on the website is kept up-to-date.

To the maximum extent permitted by applicable law and subject to the first paragraph of Section 9 we exclude all representations, warranties and conditions relating to this website and the use of this website (including, without limitation, any warranties implied by law of satisfactory quality, fitness for purpose and/or the use of reasonable care and skill).

(9)      Limitations and exclusions of liability

Nothing in these terms and conditions will: (a) limit or exclude our or your liability for death or personal injury resulting from negligence; (b) limit or exclude our or your liability for fraud or fraudulent misrepresentation; (c) limit any of our or your liabilities in any way that is not permitted under applicable law; or (d) exclude any of our or your liabilities that may not be excluded under applicable law.

The limitations and exclusions of liability set out in this Section and elsewhere in these terms and conditions: (a) are subject to the preceding paragraph; and (b) govern all liabilities arising under the terms and conditions or in relation to the subject matter of the terms and conditions, including liabilities arising in contract, in tort (including negligence) and for breach of statutory duty.

To the extent that the website and the information and services on the website are provided free-of-charge, we will not be liable for any loss or damage of any nature.

We will not be liable to you in respect of any losses arising out of any event or events beyond our reasonable control.

We will not be liable to you in respect of any business losses, including (without limitation) loss of or damage to profits, income, revenue, use, production, anticipated savings, business, contracts, commercial opportunities or goodwill.

We will not be liable to you in respect of any loss or corruption of any data, database or software.

We will not be liable to you in respect of any special, indirect or consequential loss or damage.

You accept that we have an interest in limiting the personal liability of our officers and employees.  Having regard to that interest, you accept that we are a limited liability entity and agree that you will not bring any claim personally against individual officers or employees in respect of any losses you suffer in connection with the website or these terms and conditions.  This will not, of course, limit or exclude the liability of the company itself for the acts and omissions of our officers and employees.

You agree to the publication of comments, reviews and/or feedback relating to you, by others, on our website. You acknowledge that such comments, reviews and/or feedback may be critical or defamatory or otherwise unlawful; and you agree that you will not hold us liable in respect of any such comments, reviews and/or feedback, irrespective of whether we are aware or ought to have been aware of such comments, reviews and/or feedback.

(10)    Indemnity

You hereby indemnify us and undertake to keep us indemnified against any losses, damages, costs, liabilities and expenses (including without limitation legal expenses and any amounts paid by us to a third party in settlement of a claim or dispute on the advice of our legal advisers) incurred or suffered by us arising out of any breach by you of any provision of these terms and conditions, or arising out of any claim that you have breached any provision of these terms and conditions.

(11)    Breaches of these terms and conditions

Without prejudice to our other rights under these terms and conditions, if you breach these terms and conditions in any way, or if we reasonably suspect that you have breached these terms and conditions in any way, we may:

(a)        send you one or more formal warnings;

(b)        temporarily suspend your access to the website;

(c)        permanently prohibit you from accessing the website;

(d)        block computers using your IP address from accessing the website;

(e)        contact your internet services provider and request that they block your access to the website;

(f)        bring court proceedings against you for breach of contract or otherwise;

(g)        suspend and/or delete your account with the website; and/or

(h)        delete and/or edit any or all of your content.

Where we suspend or prohibit or block your access to our website or a part of our website, you must not take any action to circumvent such suspension or prohibition or blocking (including without limitation creating and/or using a different account).

(12)    Third party websites

Our website includes hyperlinks to other websites owned and operated by third parties.  These links are not recommendations.  We have no control over the contents of third party websites, and we accept no responsibility for them or for any loss or damage that may arise from your use of them.

(13)    Trade marks

INNOVATION IN TEXTILES, KNITTING INDUSTRY, INSIDE TEXTILES, KNITTING INDUSTRY CREATIVE, INSIDE COMPOSITES, KNITTING INDUSTRY FINDER, TECHNICAL TEXTILES FINDER, COMPOSITES FINDER and our logos are trade marks belonging to us.  We give no permission for the use of these trade marks, and such use may constitute an infringement of our rights. 

The other registered and unregistered trade marks or service marks on our website are the property of their respective owners. Unless stated otherwise, we do not endorse and are not affiliated with any of the holders of any such rights and as such we cannot grant any licence to exercise such rights.

(14)    Variation

We may revise these terms and conditions from time-to-time.  Revised terms and conditions will apply to the use of our website from the date of the publication of the revised terms and conditions on our website.  Please check this page regularly to ensure you are familiar with the current version.

(15)    Assignment

We may transfer, sub-contract or otherwise deal with our rights and/or obligations under these terms and conditions without notifying you or obtaining your consent.

You may not transfer, sub-contract or otherwise deal with your rights and/or obligations under these terms and conditions. 

(16)    Severability

If a provision of these terms and conditions is determined by any court or other competent authority to be unlawful and/or unenforceable, the other provisions will continue in effect.  If any unlawful and/or unenforceable provision would be lawful or enforceable if part of it were deleted, that part will be deemed to be deleted, and the rest of the provision will continue in effect.

(17)    Exclusion of third party rights

These terms and conditions are for the benefit of you and us, and are not intended to benefit any third party or be enforceable by any third party.  The exercise of our and your rights in relation to these terms and conditions is not subject to the consent of any third party.

(18)    Entire agreement

These terms and conditions, together with our privacy policy, constitute the entire agreement between you and us in relation to your use of our website, and supersede all previous agreements in respect of your use of this website.

(19)    Law and jurisdiction

These terms and conditions will be governed by and construed in accordance with English law, and any disputes relating to these terms and conditions will be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of England and Wales.

(20)    Our details

This website is owned and operated by Inside Textiles Ltd. 

We are registered in England & Wales under registration number 04687617. 

Our VAT number is GB 920377142.

Our registered address is c/o Ash Accounting Ltd, 44A Gedling Road, Carlton, Nottingham NG4 3FH.

Our postal address is Inside Textiles Ltd, PO Box 271, Nantwich, CW5 9BT, United Kingdom.

You can contact us by post to the above address, using our website contact form, or by email to the contact address specified on the website.


Updated May 2018