Legal notice - terms and conditions
There is no charge to join Hardhatter or to register as a user.
What happens when you register?
You are asked for your real name, your choice of username, an e-mail address and a password hint question and answer. Upon submission of this information the system automatically issues a randomly generated initial password to the email address provided and you can choose to subscribe to the Hardhatter Newsletter mailing list (see below). This password, amongst other things, may be changed once you have logged in successfully after you have received the email. If you are not already a subscriber to the Hardhatter mailing list, a separate email is sent containing information about the e-mail newsletter and how to unsubscribe.
The email address associated with your account is the address used to deliver information to you from time to time as part of the site's normal operation (eg any email subscriptions that may exist, any notifications of replies to content you may have posted and so on).
General Data Protection Regulations: Use and display of personal information
Hardhatter undertakes to protect the privacy of its users.
When you login to the Hardhatter site you will have the option to provide further details via your user profile and to configure a number of other options. You are responsible for the accuracy of the details contained within your profile and how much information you allow to be visible to other users when they view your profile. As a minimum, the information about you that is visible to other users when they view your profile consists of:
- Name - your name, as entered by you
- Country - the country you have selected in your profile address (may be left blank)
- Registered - your date of first registration on the site
- Searchable - whether you have chosen to allow your profile to be found via a search or not
- Links to any articles, comments or other content you have authored on the Hardhatter site
Hardhatter mailing list and e-mail newsletter
- This newsletter is free and always will be.
- We consider your email address private and confidential and will not provide it or sell it to any third party.
- You are free to unsubscribe at any time.
- You are under no obligation to ever purchase any of the Hardhatter products or services
- We would ask that you forward newsletters to your contacts. Growing the network will increase the opportunities available to members of the network.
Data Processing on the basis of Legitimate Interest
The personal data that we record is used to provide the information service offered by Hardhatter. This includes the email Hardhatter Newsletter and email notification subscriptions to new material posted in various areas of the website.
This website may include links to third-party websites. Clicking on those links may allow third parties to collect or share data about you. We do not control these third-party websites and are not responsible for their privacy statements. When you leave our website, we encourage you to read the privacy notice of every website you visit.
Under certain circumstances, you have rights under data protection laws in relation to your personal data. In the context of your use of this website, these include the right to:
- Request access to your personal data
- Request correction of your personal data
- Request erasure of your personal data
- Object to processing of your personal data
- Request restriction of processing your personal data
You may contact us at any time about the exercising of these rights and we will help. Please contact Susie Hughes, the website operator in the first instance. If you prefer to contact us by letter or phone, those details are given at the bottom of this page.
If you choose to purchase a one of Hardhatter's own products or services via an on-line credit card payment we outsource the actual payment function to Worldpay and your credit card details are taken via WorldPay's secure server.
If you cancel a one of Hardhatter's own services or products within the first 14 days a full refund will be made. Statutory rights are not affected. Purchases made with Hardhatter's partners are governed by their T&Cs. See Hardhatter and Third Party Suppliers.
Information to improve our service
We collect information automatically about your visit to our site. This information is used to help us follow browsing preferences on our site so that we can understand better which news and information is of interest to members of the network.
Cookies are small text files that websites store on your computer so that the information contained within a cookie may be returned to the website later.
We use these once you register with the site to allow us to personalise our service to you.
Note: If you opt not to allow a cookie to be stored (eg via your browser settings), you will not be able to login to the system, and thus cannot participate in any discussion or 'restricted access' areas. We use a test cookie during the login process to check if you are able to accept cookies so we can alert you about this.
Right to access Hardhatter
We reserve the right to remove any content, user details, log-in capability and/or access to service; without notice and without providing any reason.
The contents of the website at www.hardhatter.com are copyright (c) Hardhatter 1999 - 2006. You may download to a local hard disk and print extracts from this web site for your personal use.
However, reproduction of part or all of the contents in any form is prohibited unless for personal use. None of the content of this web site may be copied or otherwise incorporated into or stored in any other web site, electronic retrieval system, publication or other work in any form (whether hard copy, electronic or other). For the avoidance of doubt, framing of this site or any part of it is not permitted without express permission.
Information available to users who have registered and who can view the contents only when logged in should be treated as confidential and not divulged to third parties.
Copyright in any content provided by a registered user reside with the registered user, but by posting you give Hardhatter exclusive permission to use, reproduce, modify, publish, translate and distribute the content and/or to incorporate it in other works.
'Ask an Expert' and all comments
'Ask an Expert' and other discussion areas are intended to provide helpful guidance to users but, because of the limitations involved in using such forums, such guidance may be based upon an incomplete or misleading picture of the individual factors of each case.
In many cases there will usually be more than one opinion or possible answer to any question. Hence any response or guidance must not be viewed as a definitive solution.
The contributors and the site owners do not accept any responsibility for any loss occasioned to any person acting or refraining from action as a result of any posting on this site. Discussion on this site is not a substitute for taking professional advice from an expert who is in a position to gain a full understanding of all relevant factors and users are advised to take appropriate and specific professional advice before making a decision.
In making comments or posting new articles to the site you warrant that the information you are providing is lawful, is not defamatory, does not infringe the rights of any third party and you indemnify Hardhatter against any loss arising from your actions.
All registered users are offered a free entry into the Hardhatter public directory, providing that they have filled in their profile information, and ticked the 'allow details to be searched' box. This provides contact information, a description, and a link to users' websites from Hardhatter.
Hardhatter requests that any users taking advantage of this service provide a reciprocal link to Hardhatter from their own websites (if applicable). Hardhatter reserves the right to remove any users from the public directory that submit a directory listing without providing a reciprocal link.
Hardhatter makes no warranties, representations or undertakings about:
- any of the content of this web site or
- any content of any other web site referred to or accessed by link through this web site.
Ownership of Hardhatter
Hardhatter is a service provided by and owned by Hardhatter Ltd.
Address: Hardhatter Ltd, 5 Broxholme Way, Liverpool L31 5PL
Telephone: 07703 486276
Registered No: 5997927
VAT No: Applied for
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