Terms of Use

Thank you for visiting Benchpeg. Our Terms and Conditions explain how to use our site, what you are allowed to do, and what you are not, and what our liability is for your use of this website.

Before you use our website, please read these terms of use carefully.

By using any part of our website, you are agreeing to these terms in full, regardless of your decision to register as a member on our website. If you do not accept these terms, you must leave our website immediately.

These terms were last updated in August 2016. We may change these terms at any time by posting an update on our website. If you continue to use our website after we’ve made these changes, we will assume you have agreed to them. You should therefore review this page regularly.

This website is operated by us, Benchpeg Limited, and our registered address is:

Benchpeg

18 Market Place

Romsey

Hampshire

SO51 8NA

Company Number: 6294752 (England & Wales)

VAT Number: 932 1046 60

Disclaimer

We will put every effort into making sure our website is available 24 hours a day. However, we will not be liable if, for any reason, our website is unavailable at any time. Access to our website may be temporarily suspended, without notice, in the event of system failure, maintenance, repair or for any other reasonable cause.

We offer the material on our website, including text, images, audio and video clips, downloads, software, products for purchase and other materials, for information and online transaction purposes only.
You acknowledge that whilst we put every effort into making sure information on our website and other materials we offer you, such as email, is accurate and complete, it is offered for general information only. It is not intended to address your particular needs and it is not advice.

Benchpeg assumes no responsibility for the content of websites linked to from the Website. Such links should not be interpreted as endorsement by Benchpeg of those linked websites. Benchpeg will not be liable for any loss or damage that may arise from your use of them.

You should not rely on our materials when considering any investment, business or personal decisions. You acknowledge professional advice should be obtained before making any such decision. Finally, you acknowledge some of the content on our website may be supplied by third parties and we will not have checked this for accuracy and completeness.

We will take reasonable action to make sure our website and materials do not contain or spread any viruses and malicious code. However, we recommend you regularly check our website and materials for viruses and other malicious code.

Using our website content

We reserve all intellectual property rights on our materials, as do our licensors and users where this is relevant.

When you use our materials, you agree to the following rules (unless we have told you otherwise in writing):

  1. You may view our materials on a computer screen and print no more than one copy of each material for your personal use only.
  2. You cannot print off our materials for general consumption, unless we or our licensors and users have given you permission to do so. In this situation, you cannot make changes to any of our materials.
  3. You can only use our materials in any other way if we or our licensors and users have given you permission to do so.

Our materials can only be used in business and professional environments for business and professional reasons. They should not be used by consumers.

You agree not to distribute, reproduce, modify, store, transfer or use the materials as part of any database, library, news, information, archive, website or similar service, unless we have given you permission to do so.

  1. You must not create a database, electronic or otherwise, that includes any of our materials.
  2. You must not distribute advertisements on our website or use our materials for commercial purposes. This includes promoting the sale of any products and services you have.
  3. You must not share any of our materials to third parties, unless we have given you permission to do so.
  4. You must not remove the copyright or trade mark notices from our materials.
  5. You must not distribute any unsolicited or unauthorised advertising, promotional materials, junk mail, spam, chain letters, pyramid schemes or any other form of solicitation.
  6. You must not distribute any material which breaches the rights and intellectual property rights of any third party, or is unlawful, threatening, defamatory, obscene, indecent, offensive, pornographic, abusive, could incite racial hatred, discriminatory, menacing, scandalous, inflammatory, blasphemous, breaches confidence, breaches privacy, or which may annoy or inconvenience anyone using our website, which allows or encourages conduct that may be considered a criminal offence or a civil liability in any country in the world.
  7. You must not distribute any material which may bring us, and any of our brands and subsidiaries, into dispute or damage our reputation in any way.
  8. You must not distribute any material that may interrupt, damage, destroy or limit the functionality of any computer software, computer hardware and communications equipment. This includes, but is not limited to, computer viruses, logic bombs, Trojan horses, worms, harmful components, corrupted and harmful data and other malicious software.
  9. You must not post links that take users to material that breaks any of these terms.

Additional terms may apply to:

  1. Any purchases you make through our website.
  2. Registering with our website and any email alert and related services.
  3. Any promotion, competition or draw that appears on our website.

Use of software

The copyright in any software available for use and download from our website and materials belongs to us or our suppliers. Your use of the software is governed by the terms of any licence agreement that may accompany or be included with it. Do not install or use any software unless you agree to these.

Intellectual property rights

We own and license all intellectual property rights on our website, and the material published on it. These works are protected by copyright laws and treaties around the world. All rights are reserved.

You may print off one copy and download extracts of any pages from our website for your personal use. You may alert others from your organisation of material posted on our website.

You must not make changes to any materials you have printed off or downloaded, and you must not use any illustrations, photographs, video or audio sequences or any graphics separately from their accompanying text.

You must always acknowledge Benchpeg and its contributors as the authors of material from our website.

You must not use any parts of our materials for commercial purposes without permission to do so from us or our licensors.

If you print off, copy or download any part of our website in breach of these terms, your right to use our website will cease immediately and you must destroy any copies of our materials you have made, or return these to us.

Trade marks

We hold the intellectual property rights to all of our trade marks, registered and unregistered, along with graphics, logos, designs, page headers and button icons. You cannot use these without our written consent, unless you are referring to Benchpeg and its associated brands lawfully and positively.

Changes

We have the right to change or remove any content from our website, at any time and without notice.

User-generated content

There are pages of our website where you can generate and post content for your private, non-commercial exchange of lawful, relevant, and appropriate information and opinions. You must only use these pages for this purpose, and not for anything else. By submitting content to our website, you:

  1. Warrant that
    1. you are the copyright holder in the content or
    2. the content is explicitly licensed to you under terms compatible with (2) below
  2. You grant Benchpeg Limited a non-exclusive global license in perpetuity, to use, modify,  or incorporate the content in derived works, including licensing to third parties, without restriction.
  3. When you submit your content to our website, you surrender all the moral rights that you hold on it under Chapter IV of the Copyright, Design and Patents Act 1988.
  4. Declare this content does not breach any of these terms.
  5. Acknowledge we may require you to confirm the above rights and agree to do so within 7 days of any request you receive from us.

We have the right, but not the obligation, to refuse or remove any content posted to or available on our website without giving any reason for doing so. However, we will not review the materials you submit to the website. Unless we are notified of any content, you cannot assume we are aware of it. If you object to any materials being published on our website, please contact us using the details on the ‘Contact us’ page of our website and we will take whatever action we feel is appropriate.

We are not responsible for any submissions our users make to our website.

Social Media

Instagram

By using the #benchpegselfie hashtag you agree to Benchpeg regramming your image and using it as we see fit on our website, newsletter and social media channels. We will aim to regram most #benchpegselfie images unless they violate the following terms: image must be clear, appropriate, well-lit and contain a benchpeg. Please add a description of what it is you are working on. We will pick the best images every week and feature them on the website and newsletter

Recruitment Service
We offer a recruitment advertising service to businesses on our website. If you would like to advertise your job vacancies on our website or in our newsletter, please contact us using the details on the ‘Contact us’ page of our website.

The fees for advertising are as they appear on our website, or what we have agreed with you in writing. We may change these fees at anytime by placing a notice on our website. These changes will not affect any purchases you have previously made.

You must pay our fees upfront. We will not place your advertisement on our website or in our newsletter unless you have paid our fees upfront. Any concessions or discounts we have agreed with you will not apply unless you have paid our fees upfront, otherwise you will be charged our standard fee.

You will be charged one fee per advertisement. If you wish to place an additional advertisement on our website or in our newsletter, you must pay a separate fee for this.

We do not guarantee your advertisement will attract any applicants from appearing on our website or in our newsletter. We are not responsible for any losses or damages you suffer from your advertisement being placed on our website or in our newsletter. You will not be entitled to a refund in these situations.

Once your advertisement is on our website or in our newsletter, it cannot be changed. If you want to remove your advertisement from our website or newsletter, please contact us. You will not be entitled to a refund in this situation.

We have the right to remove your advertisement from our website or newsletter if we feel it is irrelevant or inappropriate to the Benchpeg audience. If your advertisement is removed, you will not be entitled to a refund.

We will put every effort into making sure our website is available 24 hours a day. However, we will not be liable to you if our website is unavailable at any time, and we will not be liable for any impacts this has on you and your advertisement.

Benchpeg assumes no responsibility for the content of emails sent by job applicants which are then automatically forwarded to our recruitment clients. We assume no responsibility for forwarded emails from applicants that contain or spread any viruses and malicious code. We recommend you regularly check our website and materials for viruses and other malicious code.

Benchepg Ltd will not be liable for any loss or damage caused by a virus, distributed denial-of-service attack, or other technologically harmful material that may infect Your computer equipment, computer programs, data or other proprietary material due to Your use of the Website or to Your downloading of any content on it, or on any website linked to or from it.

Advertising on our site

We offer advertising space to service providers on our website. If you would like to advertise your services on our website or in our newsletter, please contact us using the details on the ‘Contact us’ page of our website.

The fees for advertising are as they appear on our website, or what we have agreed with you in writing. We may change these fees at anytime by placing a notice on our website. These changes will not affect any purchases you have previously made.

You must pay our fees upfront. We will not place your advertisement on our website or in our newsletter unless you have paid our fees upfront. Any concessions or discounts we have agreed with you will not apply unless you have paid our fees upfront, otherwise you will be charged our standard fee.

You will be charged one fee per advertisement. If you wish to place an additional advertisement on our website or in our newsletter, you must pay a separate fee for this.

We do not guarantee your advertisement will make any profit from appearing on our website or in our newsletter. We are not responsible for any losses or damages you suffer from your advertisement being placed on our website or in our newsletter. You will not be entitled to a refund in these situations.

Once your advertisement is on our website or in our newsletter, it cannot be changed. If you want to remove your advertisement from our website or newsletter, please contact us. You will not be entitled to a refund in this situation.

We have the right to remove your advertisement from our website or newsletter if we feel it is irrelevant or inappropriate to the Benchpeg audience. If your advertisement is removed, you will not be entitled to a refund.

We will put every effort into making sure our website is available 24 hours a day. However, we will not be liable to you if our website is unavailable at any time, and we will not be liable for any impacts this has on you and your advertisement.

CV surgery

Our CV surgery service is designed to support job seekers by offering them advice on and improving their CVs.

There may be occasions where our service is not available. Therefore you should not rely on our service and we will not be liable to you in any way if it is unavailable.

To use our service, you must provide us with a CV detailing your employment and education experience, along with any additional qualifications you hold and voluntary experience. You cannot use our service if you do not provide us with your CV. Your CV must be your own writing, with information that is accurate, complete and truthful.

If we learn your CV is not your own writing or contains untruthful information, we will refuse service to you and you will not be entitled to a refund.

The fees for our service are as they appear on our website, or what we have agreed with you in writing. We may change these fees at anytime by placing a notice on our website. These changes will not affect any purchases you have previously made.

You must pay our fees upfront. Any concessions or discounts we have agreed with will not apply unless you have paid our fees upfront, otherwise you will be charged our standard fee.

We do not guarantee you will be offered employment as a result of using our service. You will not be entitled to a refund if any of your future applications are unsuccessful.

We offer our service one session at a time. You must pay one fee per session.

Payment services

We use two payment services for completing financial transactions: Paypal and Sagepay. Any online payments you make will be subject to the terms and conditions for both of these services.

When you complete a transaction on our website, we will assume you have agreed to the Paypal terms and conditions and Sagepay terms and conditions.

Currency

We charge for our services using GBP sterling. If you are paying our fees using a foreign currency, this must be the equivalent value of the GBP fees on our website, or the fees we have agreed with you in writing.

If you are paying for our service using a foreign currency, a transaction fee will apply in addition to our service fee. This is to cover the costs we face when processing your payment.

Links to and from other websites

Links on our website to third parties are offered for your convenience. If you use these links, you leave our website. We have not reviewed these third party websites and we do not control them. We are not responsible for these websites, and their content and availability. We do not endorse or represent them and any materials found on them. If you decide to use any of these third party websites, you are doing so at your own risk.

You may link to the home page of our website, but you must not:

  1. Replicate the home page of our website.
  2. Create a frame or any other browser or border environment around our website.
  3. Imply we endorse you and your services without our written consent.
  4. Use any logos or trade marks displayed on our website without our permission.
  5. Link to and from a website you don’t own.
  6. Include any distasteful, offensive or controversial content on your website, and content that breaches any intellectual property rights and other rights of any other person, and content that does not follow all applicable laws and regulations.

You may only link to other pages of our website with our written consent. If you wish to link to other pages, please contact us using the details shown on the ‘Contact us’ page of our website.

Viruses
Benchpeg Ltd does not guarantee that this website will be secure or free from bugs or viruses.

You are responsible for configuring your information technology, computer programmes and platform in order to access the website. You should use your own virus protection software.

You must not misuse the website 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 the website, the server on which the website is stored or any server, computer or database connected to the Website. You must not attack the website 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. Benchpeg Ltd will report any such breach to the relevant law enforcement authorities and Benchpeg will co-operate with those authorities by disclosing your identity to them. In the event of such a breach, your right to use the website will cease immediately.

Registration

To access certain parts of our website, we may require you to register with and give us certain information about yourself. When you register with our website, you agree to:

  1. Provide information about yourself that is accurate, up-to-date and complete when the relevant registration page asks you to do so.
  2. Contact us using the details on the ‘Contact us’ page of our website if you wish to update your information.

When you register with our website, you will be given a user name and password. These must only be used by you. You must not share your user name and password with any other person, or make these available to multiple users on any network.

When you register with our website, you also agree to:

Maintain the security of your user name and password and be fully responsible for all use of our website using these.

Immediately tell us if you become aware of any unauthorised use of your user name and password, and any other security breach by using the details found on the ‘Contact us’ page of our website.

Close your account at the end of each session. We cannot and will not be liable for any losses, damages or costs you face if you do not follow these requirements.

Suspending access to our website and compensation

If we believe you have not followed these terms for any reason, we can refuse you access to the registration areas of our website, without giving you any notice.

You agree to compensate us for any claims, losses, expenses, liabilities and legal fees which emerge from your use of our website and materials, and from a third party using your user name and password. This includes, but is not limited to, any statements, contributions or other content posted on our website.

Limitation of our liability
Nothing in these Terms and Conditions excludes or limits Benchpeg’s liability for death or personal injury arising from Benchpeg’s negligence, or fraud or fraudulent misrepresentation, or any other liability that cannot be excluded or limited by English law.

To the extent permitted by law, Benchpeg excludes all conditions, warranties, representations or other terms which may apply to the website or any content on it, whether express or implied.

Benchpeg Ltd will not be liable to any user for any loss or damage, whether in contract, tort (including negligence), breach of statutory duty, or otherwise, even if foreseeable, arising under or in connection with:

  • use of, or inability to use, the website; or
  • use of or reliance on any content displayed on the website.
  • As a business user, please note that in particular, Benchpeg will not be liable for:
  • loss of profits, sales, business, or revenue;
  • business interruption;
  • loss of anticipated savings;
  • loss of business opportunity, goodwill or reputation;
  • any indirect or consequential loss or damage; or
  • any loss or damage whatsoever arising from loss of data or profits arising out of, or in connection with, the use of the website.

Benchepg Ltd will not be liable for any loss or damage caused by a virus, distributed denial-of-service attack, or other technologically harmful material that may infect Your computer equipment, computer programs, data or other proprietary material due to Your use of the Website or to Your downloading of any content on it, or on any website linked to or from it.

Privacy and cookies

Any personal information you submit to this website will be affected by our privacy and cookies policies. You can read more about these on the ‘Privacy policy’ page of our website.

General

If any of these terms are found to be invalid or unenforceable, the rest of the terms will not be affected.

The laws of England and Wales govern these terms, and the courts of England and Wales have exclusive jurisdiction over them.