Terms & Conditions

Becoming a Registered User & Taking part in the Beta programme of the RVS App

Introduction

These terms and conditions govern your use of the Receptive Vocabulary Screener (RVS) Website as a registered user and your use of the Beta-Version of the Receptive Vocabulary Screener (“RVS-Beta App”).
By registering on the RVS-Website to get access to the areas that require you to become a registered user (e.g. to join the Beta programme of the RVS App, comment on/send feedback on the beta version of the RVS App via discussion groups), 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 become a registered user or use the beta version of the RVS App.
You must be at least 18 years of age to become a registered user and to join the beta programme of the RVS App; by becoming a registered user and agreeing to these terms and conditions, you warrant and represent to us (“the RVS App team”) that you are at least 18 years of age.

Copyright and Intellectual Property Rights Notice

Unless otherwise stated, the RVS App Team and/or its licensors own and control all the copyright and intellectual property rights in our website and the material on our website, including but not restricted to the beta version of the RVS App. Subject to the license below, all these intellectual property rights are reserved.

Licence to use the RVS website and beta version of the RVS App

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 may also download the beta version of the RVS App from the Google Play Store and install it on ONE personal/work-based device for your own personal use, subject to the restrictions set out below and elsewhere in these terms and conditions. Each person downloading or using the RVS-Beta App must be a registered user (see User login details, Restricted access & RVS-Beta App use below).

You may only use our website and the beta version of the RVS App for your own personal and professional purposes, and you must not use our website or the beta version of the RVS App for any other purposes.

Unless you gained permission from the RVS App Team, you must not:

  • republish material from this website or the beta version of the RVS App (including republication on another website);
  • sell, rent or sub-license material from the website or the beta version of the RVS App;
  • show any material from the website or the beta version of the RVS App in public;
  • reproduce, duplicate, copy or otherwise exploit material on this website or from the beta version of the RVS App for a commercial purpose;
  • edit or otherwise modify any material on the website or the beta version of the RVS App; or
  • redistribute material from this website or the beta version of the RVS App; except for our newsletter, which you may redistribute in print and electronic form to any person.

We reserve the right to restrict access to areas of our website, our whole website, or the beta version of the RVS App at our discretion; you must not circumvent or bypass, or attempt to circumvent or bypass, any access restriction measures on our website.

Acceptable use

You must not

  • use this website or the beta version of the RVS App in any way that causes, or may cause, damage to the website/App or impairment of the availability or accessibility of the website/App; or in any way which is unlawful, illegal, fraudulent or harmful, or in connection with any unlawful, illegal, fraudulent or harmful purpose or activity;
  • violate the directives set out in the robots.txt file for our website or the apk file for the beta version of the RVS App;
  • use this website or the beta version of the RVS App 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;
  • conduct any systematic or automated data collection activities (including without limitation scraping, data mining, data extraction and data harvesting) on or in relation to this website or the beta version of the RVS App without the RVS App Team’s express written consent;
  • use this website or the beta version of the RVS App to transmit or send unsolicited commercial communications;
  • use this website or the beta version of the RVS App for any purposes related to marketing without the RVS App Team’s express written consent; or
  • access or otherwise interact with our website or the beta version of the RVS App using any robot, spider or other automated means, except for the purpose of search engine indexing.

You must ensure that

  • all the information you supply to us through our website or the beta version of the RVS App, or in relation to our website or the beta version of the RVS App, is true, accurate, current, complete and non-misleading.

User login details, Restricted access & RVS App use

If you register for an account with our website (in order to e.g. receive the RVS Newsletter, get access to RVS online forums and discussion boards), you will be asked to choose a user ID and password.

If you wanted to also become a beta tester for the RVS App (i.e. download and use the beta version of the RVS App; comment on/send feedback on the RVS App via a separate, closed RVS App Discussion Group for App Users), you first need to register for a RVS website account. As a registered user you will then be able to contact the RVS App Team via a form on the website and request joining the RVS App beta programme and other services for beta testers (e.g. closed discussion groups for beta testers).

You must ensure that

  • the user ID and passwords enabling you to access the restricted areas of this website and the RVS-Beta App are kept confidential;
  • you notify us in writing (email) immediately if you become aware of any disclosure of your passwords.
  • your user ID is not liable to mislead and complies with the content rules set out below; your account or user ID is not used for or in connection with the impersonation of any person.

You are responsible for any activity on our website or use of the beta version of the RVS App arising out of any failure to keep your passwords confidential, and may be held liable for any losses or misuse arising out of such a failure.

The RVS App Team may disable your user ID and passwords in our sole discretion without notice or explanation.

You may cancel your account on our website using your account control panel on the website.

By requesting access to the beta version of the RVS App as a registered user and then downloading and using the beta version of the RVS App, you agree to take part in our beta testing program and become a member of the RVS-Discussion Group for App Users (which is visible to registered beta testers only). This will allow you to share your experience in downloading and using the beta version of the RVS App, and to provide feedback on any aspects of the RVS App (e.g. user-friendliness, layout, crashes, etc.) to facilitate further development of the RVS App by the RVS App Team.

If you disagree with this part of these terms and conditions, you must not request joining the beta programme of the RVS App in addition to becoming a registered user or use the beta version of the RVS App.

User Content

In these terms and conditions, “your user content” means all works and materials (including without limitation text, graphics, images, audio material, video material, audio-visual material, scripts, software, and data files) that you submit to the RVS App Team or our website for whatever purpose.

You grant to us a worldwide, irrevocable, non-exclusive, royalty-free licence to use, adapt, reproduce, store, translate and publish your anonymised content on and in relation to this RVS website, the RVS App and any successor website/App.

You warrant and represent that your user content will comply with these terms and conditions. Your user content must not

  • be illegal or unlawful, must not infringe any third party’s legal rights;
  • be capable of giving rise to legal action whether against you or the RVS App Team or a third party (in each case under any applicable law);
  • be or have ever been the subject of any threatened or actual legal proceedings or other similar complaint;
  • infringe any copyright, moral right, database right, trade mark right, design right, right in passing off, or other intellectual property right;
  • infringe any right of confidence, right of privacy or right under data protection legislation.

The RVS App Team reserves the right to edit or remove any material submitted to this website, or stored on the RVS App Team’s server, or hosted or published upon this website. Notwithstanding the RVS App Team’s rights under these terms and conditions in relation to user content, the RVS App Team does not undertake to monitor the submission of such content to, or the publication of such content on, this website.

No warranties

This website and the beta version of the RVS App are provided “as is” without any representations or warranties, express or implied. The RVS App Team makes no representations or warranties in relation to this website, the information and materials provided on this website, or the beta version of the RVS App.

We do not warrant or represent the completeness or accuracy of the information published on our website; that the material on the website is up to date; or that the website or any service on the website (including the beta version of the RVS App) will remain available.

We reserve the right to discontinue or alter any or all of our website services (including the beta version of the RVS App), and to stop publishing our website as well as the beta version of the RVS App, at any time in our sole discretion without notice or explanation; and safe to the extent expressly provided otherwise in these terms and conditions, you will not be entitled to any compensation or other payment upon the discontinuance or alteration of any website services, or if we stop publishing the website or the App. To the maximum extent permitted by applicable law and subject to the limitations and exclusions of liability, we exclude all representations and warranties relating to the subject matter of these terms and conditions, our website and the beta version of the RVS App, and the use of our website as well as the RVS App.

Limitations and exclusions of liability

The RVS App Team will not be liable to you (whether under the law of contact, the law of torts or otherwise) in relation to the contents of, or use of, or otherwise in connection with, this website or the beta version of the RVS App:

  • to the extent that the website and the App are provided free-of-charge for any loss or damage of any nature;
  • for any indirect, special or consequential loss; or
  • for any business losses, loss of revenue, income, profits or anticipated savings, loss of contracts or business relationships, loss of reputation or goodwill, or loss or corruption of information or data or software.

You accept that we have an interest in limiting the personal liability of the RVS App Team and, having regard to that interest, you acknowledge that we are a limited liability entity; you agree that you will not bring any claim personally against the RVS App Team in respect of any losses you suffer in connection with the website, the RVS App or these terms and conditions.

Nothing in these terms and conditions will exclude or limit any warranty implied by law that it would be unlawful to exclude or limit; and nothing in these terms and conditions will exclude or limit the RVS App Team’s liability in respect of any death or personal injury caused by the RVS App Team’s negligence; fraud or fraudulent misrepresentation on the part of the RVS App Team; or matter which it would be illegal or unlawful for the RVS App Team to exclude or limit, or to attempt or purport to exclude or limit, its liability.

By using this website and the beta version of the RVS App, you agree that the exclusions and limitations of liability set out in these terms and conditions are reasonable. If you do not think they are reasonable, you must not use this website or the join the beta programme of the RVS App.

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 send you one or more formal warnings; temporarily suspend your access to our website and/or the beta version of the RVS App; permanently prohibit you from accessing our website and/or the beta version of the RVS App; commence legal action against you, whether for breach of contract or otherwise; and/or suspend or delete your account on our website.

Variation

We may revise these terms and conditions from time to time. We will give you written notice of any revision of these terms and conditions, and the revised terms and conditions will apply to the use of our website and the RVS App from the date that we give you such notice; if you do not agree to the revised terms and conditions, you must stop using our website and the RVS App.

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 of these terms and conditions 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.

Entire agreement

These terms and conditions constitute the entire agreement between you and the RVS App Team in relation to your use of this website and the beta version the RVS App, and supersede all previous agreements in respect of your use of this website and the RVS App.

Law and jurisdiction

These terms and conditions shall be governed by and construed in accordance with English law. Any disputes relating to these terms and conditions shall be subject to the exclusive non-exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of England.

The RVS App Team details

This website is owned and operated by the RVS App Team.

Our principal place of business is at: Department of Human Communication Sciences, The University of Sheffield, 362 Mushroom Lane, Sheffield S10 2TS, UK.

You can contact us:

  1. by post, using the postal address given above;
  2. using our website contact form;
  3. by email, using the email address published on our website.

Credit: This document was created using templates from Contractology and SEQ Legal.

Last updated: 27.03.2017