Terms & Conditions
Accessing Hitchin Creative
Access to our site is permitted on a temporary basis, and we reserve the right to withdraw or amend the service we provide on our site without notice (see below). We will not be liable if for any reason our site is unavailable at any time or for any period.
From time to time, we may restrict access to some parts of our site to users who have registered with us.
The free subscription service entitles members to upload images and text information to their membership profile area in order to sell their services, network with other members and access member requests and opportunities.
You, the freelancer, are entirely responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your log in details and password to access your membership profile and listings and should not distribute or disclose the same to any third parties.
When compiling your portfolio profile you are solely responsible for information that you post on our website. Do not include text, images or links that are defamatory, libellous, lewd or in bad taste, ensuring that your profile is accurate, truthful and complies with English law; including but not limited to those governing consumer protection and false advertising. In uploading information to compile your membership profile you warrant that you own or otherwise control all of the rights to the content of your profile and agree not to infringe any third party’s copyright, IP, patent, trademark, trade secret or other rights of publicity or privacy.
Hitchin Creative does not claim ownership of the membership profile information you have upload. However, by uploading and submitting such information you are granting Hitchin Creative permission to use such information in connection with the operation of their website, including, without limitation, the license rights to: reproduce, distribute, transmit, publicly display, edit and reformat your profile and to publish your name in connection with your profile. You acknowledge and agree that we may amend any information you provide to us as part of your profile at our sole discretion.
Members should make every endeavour to ensure that they conduct their business affairs in a professional manner, trading legally, fairly and honestly with other Hitchin Creative members and clients. Do not create a false identity for the purpose of misleading others.
We reserve the right to refuse membership or terminate your access to Hitchin Creative at any time, without notice, for any reason whatsoever.
Hitchin Creative are not party to any contract actually entered into between yourself as service provider and companies using Hitchin Creative to source freelance workers, as buyer of your services.
Whilst we promote and encourage honesty and fair dealings amongst our members, Hitchin Creative cannot vouch for members or be held liable for the accuracy, quality, legality of the services advertised, or business conduct of freelancers registered on our website. Use of Hitchin Creative is at your sole risk. We encourage that you contact us to notify us in the event of any difficulties in dealing with other members however.
Always use caution when giving out any personally identifiable information about yourself or your family to any party.
Please treat all members of Hitchin Creative with respect and courtesy. Do not spam, harass or pass any details of other members on to outside parties without their prior permission. We actively monitor messaging within Hitchin Creative to prevent misuse of the system.
You will not use the network to circulate viruses, trojan horses, worms or any other computer malware.
You agree that we may be required to disclose your personal data to applicable legal and regulatory authorities.
By signing up to Hitchin Creative you agree to receive our newsletters. You can remove your subscription to these newsletters at any time by using the links contained in the email.
Hitchin Creative updates & liability
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 site, or by anyone who may be informed of any of its contents.
We aim to update our site regularly, and may change the content at any time. If the need arises, we may suspend access to our site, 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.
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 them and any materials posted on them, including, without limitation any liability for:
- loss of income or revenue;
- loss of business;
- loss of profits or contracts;
- loss of anticipated savings;
- loss of data;
- loss of goodwill;
- wasted management or office time;
- and for any other loss or damage of any kind, however arising and whether caused by tort (including negligence), breach of contract or otherwise, even if foreseeable, provided that this condition shall not prevent claims for loss of or damage to your tangible property or any other claims for direct financial loss that are not excluded by any of the categories set out above.
Information about you & your visits to our site
By using our sites, you consent to such processing and you warrant that all data provided by you is accurate.
Viruses, hacking & other offences
You must not misuse our site 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 site, the server on which our site is stored or any server, computer or database connected to our site.
You must not attack our site 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 site 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 them, or on any website linked to them.
Linking to and from Hitchin Creative
You may link to pages on our Hitchin Creative, 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.
Our site must not be framed on any other site. We reserve the right to withdraw linking permission without notice.
Where our site contain 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.
Jurisdiction and applicable law
The English courts will have exclusive jurisdiction over any claim arising from, or related to, a visit to our sites.
Thank you for visiting Hitchin Creative.