Terms and Conditions

In these Terms and Conditions, any reference to “we”, “us” or “our” means QA Scheme Support Services Ltd

Terms of website use

This page (together with the documents referred to on it) tells you the terms of use on which you may make use of our website www.qasss.co.uk (our site), whether as a guest or a registered user. Please read carefully as your use of this website constitutes acceptance of these Terms and Conditions.

Information about us

www.qasss.co.uk is a site operated by QA Scheme Support Services Ltd (QASSS).

QA Scheme Support Services Ltd (QASSS) is a Private Limited Company. Registered in England and Wales under Company Registration Number 05836324 at Centurion House, Leyland Business Park, Centurion Way, Farington, Leyland, England, PR25 3GR.

Use of our website

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, or our entire site, to users who have registered with us.

You may not access or use the website to exploit, extract or reproduce any part of the websites and may not use electronic automations or bots to interact with the website.

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.

You are responsible for making all arrangements necessary for you to have access to our site. 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.

Our website is for personal use or use by our registered members only. Use of the site for any other purposes such as commercial reasons is not acceptable.
We may take legal action if we discover any unauthorised use of interference with access to the website, misuse or infringement of our content, or taking any action to impair the good-will of our business and trade name.

Intellectual property rights

We are the owner of all intellectual property rights on our site. All rights are reserved in all intellectual property on this site including trading name, logos, copyrights, database rights, design rights, content and links on this site
Our status (and that of any identified contributors) as the authors of material on our site must always be acknowledged.

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

The materials on this website are provided by QASSS as a service to its consumers, employees and other interested persons and may be used for informational, non-commercial purposes only. You should assume that everything you see or read on the Site is copyrighted and may not be used for marketing purposes without the express written permission of QASSS.

Reliance on information posted

We endeavour to ensure our website is correct and frequently reviewed, but the commentary and other materials posted on our site are not intended to amount to advice, therefore reliance should not be placed on such content. You should carry out your own investigations and due diligence enquiries rather than rely upon the same. 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.

Our liability

We have no liability to you or others regarding this website, including damage caused by:

  • Inaccurate or incomplete information
  • Unavailability at any time
  • Failure to gain access to the website or to stay online
  • Information about you and your visits to our site

The material displayed on our site is provided without any guarantees, conditions or warranties as to its accuracy. To the fullest extent permitted by law we, other members of our group of companies and third parties connected to us hereby expressly exclude all liability to you for any loss or damage of any kind, however arising in relation to such material and/or your use of this website.

All reasonable steps are taking to ensure any information you provide to us via the website or by email is kept secure. However, the privacy of your data in such email correspondence cannot be guaranteed. There is no guarantee that any emails sent to us will be received by us. We process information about you in accordance with our Privacy Policy which can be found here.

Viruses, hacking and 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.

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.

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

Links from our site

Where our site 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.

Uploading content to our site

Whenever you make use of a feature that allows you to upload content to our site, or to make contact with other users of our site, you must comply with the content standards set out in our Acceptable Use Policy.

You warrant that any such contribution does comply with those standards, and you will be liable to us and indemnify us for any breach of that warranty.

Any content you upload to our site will be considered non-confidential and non-proprietary. You retain all your ownership rights in relation to the content, but you are required to grant us and other users of the Site a limited licence to use, store and copy that content and to distribute and make it available to third parties, where it is in our legitimate interest to do so. The rights you licence to us are described in the next paragraph (Rights you licence).

We also have the right to disclose your identity to any third party who is claiming that any content posted or uploaded by you to our site 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 content posted by you or any other user of our site.

We have the right to remove any posting you make on our site if, in our opinion, your post does not comply with the content standards set out in our Acceptable Use Policy.

The views expressed by other users on our site do not represent our views or values.

Jurisdiction and applicable law

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 law of England and Wales.

Variations

We may revise these terms of use at any time by amending this page. You are expected to check this page from time to time to take notice of any changes we made, as they are binding on you. Some of the provisions contained in these terms of use may also be superseded by provisions or notices published elsewhere on our site.

If you wish to complain about QASSS

We hope that you find using QASSS an easy and straightforward process, however we realize that on occasions things may go wrong. If you feel that you have not experienced the level of service from QASSS that you would expect then we would like to know. Please email details of your complaint to: complaints@qasss.co.uk

Please note this email address is only for complaints about QASSS. Please include the following:

  • Your name, address and contact details
  • The name of the business you were in dispute with
  • Details of the complaint
  • Where you feel we’ve let you down
  • Any relevant evidence in support of your complaint

To register a complaint about one of our members, please use the form on our register a complaint page.

What happens with your complaint?

Your complaint will be acknowledged by a member of staff who will then forward it to the Quality Assurance Manager for QASSS. They will then examine the complaint and respond to you as soon as possible with their findings.

Your concerns

If you have any concerns about material which appears on our site, please contact us on 0330 335 3354 or at info@qasss.co.uk