terms & conditions

The website at www.mygreensquares.com (“our site”, “the site”) is owned and operated by Profoco Ltd
(“Profoco” "we", “us” or “our”). These Terms and Conditions of Use  (“terms of use”) set out the basis on which you may access our site whether as a guest or as a registered user. Please take the time to read them carefully before using the site as they include important terms which apply to you. Your access and use of our site is also subject to:

  • our Privacy Policy which sets out the terms on which we may process any personal data we collect from you or that you provide to us; and
  • our Cookie Policy which sets out information about the cookies we use on our site.


By accessing our site, you confirm that you have understood and agree to these Terms and Conditions as well as our privacy policy and cookie policy. If you do not understand or agree to any of them, you must not use our site.

1.    INFORMATION ABOUT US
Profoco Ltd is a company registered in England and Wales under company number 08054645 with its registered office at 21 New Street, London, United Kingdom, EC2M 4TP. We are a limited company and our VAT number is 150 8023 44.

For details on how to best contact us, please see the Contact Us page.

2.    CHANGES TO THESE TERMS
We may revise these Terms and Conditions at any time by amending this page. Please check this page from time to time and take note of any changes we make as they are binding on you. Some of the provisions contained in these Terms and Conditions may also be superseded by provisions or notices published elsewhere on our site.

3.     CHANGES TO OUR SITE
We may update our site from time to time and may change the content at any time. However, please note that any of the content on our site may not be current and we are under no obligation to update it. We do not guarantee that our site, or any content on it, will be free from errors or omissions.
 
4.     ACCESSING OUR SITE AND REGISTRATION
Our site is made available free of charge. We do not guarantee that our site, or any content on it, will always be available or be uninterrupted. Access to our site is permitted on a temporary basis. We may suspend, withdraw, discontinue or change all or any part of our site without notice. We will not be liable to you if for any reason our site is unavailable at any time or for any period. 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 Conditions, our privacy policy and our cookie policy, and comply with them. 

To register for the My Green Squares programme you must be 13 years of age or older. You must ensure that any details you provide to us at the time of registration are correct and complete. If any of your details change after registration, please advise us by updating your account.

5.    YOUR ACCOUNT AND PASSWORD
When you register for the My Green Squares programme, you will be asked to create a password as part of our security procedures. You must treat your password as confidential and not disclose it to anyone. We have the right to disable any password at any time if in our reasonable opinion you have failed to comply with any of the provisions of these Terms and Conditions. If you know or suspect that anyone other than you knows your password, you must promptly notify us at security@profoco.co.uk and follow any directions we give to you.

6.     INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS
We are the owner or the licensee of all intellectual property rights in our site and in the material published on it.  Those works are protected by laws and treaties around the world with respect to copyright, trade marks, database and other intellectual property rights.  All such rights are reserved. “Green Squares” and “My Green Squares” and associated logos are trade marks of Profoco Ltd. You are not granted any rights to use the trade marks, service marks, trade names, logos, domain names, or any other features of the Green Squares or My Green Squares brand, whether for commercial or non-commercial use. You may retrieve and display the content of our site on your device, store such content in electronic form on disk (but not any server or other storage device connected to a network) or print off one copy of such content for your own personal, non-commercial use, provided that you keep intact all copyright and proprietary notices. You may not otherwise reproduce, modify, copy or distribute or use for commercial purposes any of the material or content of the site without permission from us.

7.    NO RELIANCE ON INFORMATION AND VIRUSES
The content on our site is provided for general information only. It is not intended to amount to advice on which you should rely. You must obtain professional or specialist advice before taking, or refraining from, any action on the basis of the content on our site.

Although we make reasonable efforts to update the information on our site, we make no representations, warranties or guarantees, whether express or implied, that the content on our site is accurate, complete or up-to-date.

We do not guarantee that our site will be secure or free from bugs or viruses. You are responsible for configuring your device, computer programs and platform in order to access our site. You should use your own virus protection software.

8.    LIMITATION OF OUR LIABILITY
Our site is provided for use “as is” and without any warranties or guarantees, whether express or implied, except to the extent we are not permitted to exclude or limit these by law. We will not be liable to you 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: (i) use of, or inability to use, our site; or (ii) use of or reliance on any content displayed on our site. If you are a business user, please note that in particular, we will not be liable for: (i) loss of profits, sales, business, or revenue; (ii) business interruption; (iii) loss of anticipated savings; (iv) loss of business opportunity, goodwill or reputation; or (iv) any indirect or consequential loss or damage. If you are a consumer user, please note that we only provide our site for domestic and private use. You agree not to use our site for any commercial or business purposes, and we have no liability to you for any loss of profit, loss of business, business interruption, or loss of business opportunity. You must bear the risks associated with the use of the internet and are responsible for any technical or compatibility issues you may experience.  We 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 our site or to your downloading of any content on it, or on any website linked to it. We assume no responsibility for the content of websites linked to our site. Such links should not be interpreted as endorsement by us of those linked websites. We will not be liable for any loss or damage that may arise from your use of them. Nothing in these Terms and Conditions excludes or limits our liability for death or personal injury arising from our negligence, or our fraud or fraudulent misrepresentation, or any other liability that cannot be excluded or limited by English law. 

9.     LINKING TO OUR SITE
You may link to our site provided you do so in a way that is fair and legal and does not damage our reputation or take advantage of it. 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 to our site in any website that is not owned by you.

We reserve the right to withdraw linking permission without notice or to place any restriction on it that we see fit. The website in which you are linking must comply in all respects with the content standards set out herein. If you wish to make any use of content on our site other than that set out above, please email us at partnerships@profoco.co.uk.

10.    THIRD PARTY LINKS AND RESOURCES IN 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 so are not responsible for them. This extends to advertisements and sponsorships.

11.     UPLOADING CONTENT TO AND INTERACTING WITH 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 rules on prohibited uses and content standards set out below. You warrant that any contribution or interaction you make complies with these rules and agree that you will be liable to us and indemnify us for any breach of that warranty. This means you will be responsible for any loss or damage we suffer as a result of your breach of warranty, such as fines and penalties imposed by regulators or any claim by a third party relating to your contributions or interactions. Any content you upload to our site will be considered non-confidential and by submitting it you grant Profoco Ltd a perpetual, royalty-free, non-exclusive licence to reproduce, modify, translate, make available, distribute and sub-licence the content in whole or part and in any form for any purpose. 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 or interaction you make 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 content you post on our site if, in our opinion, it does not comply with the rules on prohibited uses and content standards, or for any other reason in our discretion. The views expressed by other users on our site do not represent our views or values.

12.    PROHIBITED USES
You may use our site only for lawful purposes.  You may not use our site: (i) in any way that breaches any applicable local, national or international law or regulation; (ii) in any way that is unlawful or fraudulent, or has any unlawful or fraudulent purpose or effect; (iii) for the purpose of harming or attempting to harm minors in any way; (iv) to send, knowingly receive, upload, download, use or re-use any material which does not comply with our content standards or infringes the intellectual property rights of any person; (v) to transmit, or procure the sending of, any unsolicited or unauthorised advertising or promotional material or any other form of similar solicitation (spam); (vi) to knowingly transmit any data, send or upload any material that contains viruses, trojan horses, worms, time-bombs, logic-boms, keystroke loggers, spyware, adware or any other harmful programs or similar computer code designed to adversely affect the operation of any computer software or hardware. You agree not to 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 also agree not to interfere with, damage or disrupt any part of our site, any software used in the provision of our site or any equipment or network or software owned or used by any third party. If you attack our site via a denial-of-service attack or a distributed denial-of service attack, then in addition to breaching these Terms and Conditions, you would likely 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.
   
13.    INTERACTIVE SERVICES
We may from time to time provide interactive services on our site, including chat rooms, bulletin boards, forums and blogs. Where we do provide any interactive service, you are solely responsible for your interactions with other users. We are under no obligation (although we reserve the right) to oversee, monitor or moderate any interactive service we provide on our site and we expressly exclude any liability for any loss or damage arising from the use of any interactive service. We advise you to use utmost discretion in posting or otherwise revealing any further personal details, such as your telephone number or physical address. We take safety issues very seriously (especially with minors) and we encourage parents to teach their children about safe internet practices. To protect minors, we may put special safeguards in place, recognising that this may provide minors with a more limited experience on our site.   Should you have a concern about any interaction on our site, please email us at security@profoco.co.uk or write to us at Security Officer, Procofo Limited, 21 New Street, London, United Kingdom, EC2M 4TP. We always reserve the right to refuse to post material on our site or remove any material already posted to our site in our discretion.

14.    CONTENT STANDARDS
These content standards apply to any and all material which you contribute to our site and to any interactive services associated with it. You must comply with the spirit of the following standards as well as the letter. The standards apply to each part of any contribution or interaction as well as to its whole. Contributions and interactions must: (i) be accurate (where they state facts); (ii) be genuinely held (where they state opinions); and (iii) comply with applicable law in the UK and in any country from which they are posted. Contributions and interactions must not: (i) contain any material which is defamatory of any person; (ii) contain any material which is obscene, vulgar, offensive, hateful or inflammatory; (iii) promote sexually explicit material; (iv) promote violence; (v) promote discrimination based on race, sex, religion, nationality, disability, sexual orientation or age; (vi) infringe any copyright, database right trade mark or other intellectual property right of any other person; (vii) be likely to deceive any person; (viii) be made in breach of any legal duty owed to a third party, such as a contractual duty or a duty of confidence; (ix) promote any illegal activity; (x) be threatening, abuse or invade another's privacy, or cause annoyance, inconvenience or needless anxiety; (xi) be likely to harass, upset, embarrass, alarm or annoy any other person; (xii) be used to impersonate any person, or to misrepresent your identity or affiliation with any person; (xiii) give the impression that they emanate from us, if this is not the case; or (xiv) advocate, promote or assist any unlawful act such as (by way of example only) copyright infringement or computer misuse.

15.    SUSPENSION, TERMINATION AND OTHER CONSEQUENCES
We will determine, in our reasonable discretion, whether there has been a breach of the rules on prohibited uses or content standards or any other breach of your obligations under these Terms and Conditions. If we believe a breach has occurred, we may take such action as we deem appropriate, including any or all of the following: (i) immediate temporary or permanent withdrawal of your right to use our site; (ii) immediate temporary or permanent removal of any posting or material uploaded by you to our site; (iii) issue of a warning to you; (iv) legal proceedings against you for reimbursement of all costs on an indemnity basis (including, but not limited to, reasonable administrative and legal costs) resulting from the breach; (v) further legal action against you; (vi) disclosure of such information to law enforcement authorities as we reasonably feel is necessary. We exclude liability for actions taken in response to breaches. The responses described in these Terms and Conditions are not limited and we may take any other action we reasonably deem appropriate. The suspension or termination of your registrations and / or your right to use the site will not affect either your or our accrued rights or liabilities and will not affect any term in these Terms and Conditions which, by its nature, is intended to survive termination.
 
16.    APPLICABLE LAW
If you are a consumer, please note that these Terms and Conditions, its subject matter and its formation, are governed by English law. You and we both agree that the courts of England and Wales will have non-exclusive jurisdiction. However, if you are a resident of Northern Ireland you may also bring proceedings in Northern Ireland, and if you are resident of Scotland, you may also bring proceedings in Scotland. If you are a business, these Terms and Conditions, its subject matter and its formation (and any non-contractual disputes or claims) are governed by English law. We both agree to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of England and Wales.

17.    MISCELLANEOUS
You may not assign, sub-licence or otherwise transfer any rights under these Terms and Conditions. If any of these Terms and Conditions are found to be invalid by any court having competent jurisdiction, the invalidity of that provision will not affect the remaining provision of these Terms and Conditions, which still remain in full force and effect. If you breach these Terms and Conditions and we fail to act on this, we will still be entitled to enforce our rights and remedies at a later date. A person who is not a party to these Terms and Conditions shall not have any rights to enforce them under the Contract (Rights of Third Parties) Act 1999.

These Terms and Conditions were last updated on 16 May 2013. Thank you for visiting our site.

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