Terms & Conditions

Welcome to Student Motorsport, it's here where we include the Terms of Use and ways in which we protect you and the users, contributors and affiliated individuals, educators and organisations that make up our fantastic community.

So here are some of the terms for you to read, if there is anything you don't understand, would like us to consider or change please contact us at your convenience.

Terms of Use

Using our Website

If you continue to browse and use this website, you are agreeing to comply with and be bound by the following Terms and Conditions of use, which together with our Privacy Policy govern Student Motorsport and its relationship with you in relation to this website.  If you disagree with any part of these terms and conditions please contact us to discuss how we can help you or alternatively please do not use our website.  If you feel that you do not agree with any of these conditions we would encourage you to contact us as we would be pleased to hear from you as to why this is the case.

The term ‘Student Motorsport’ or ‘Us’ or ‘We’ refers to the owner of the website whose registered office is: (To be announced...)

Any change of our registered office will be notified accordingly and also displayed on this page.

Terms & Conditions

Student Motorsport is a not-for-profit company, registered in England and Wales No: 9238023.  The following terms and conditions govern all use of the Student Motorsport website and all content, services and products available at or through the website, including, but not limited to, the Student Motorsport Website, and the Student Motorsport Support, Community Activity and Forum areas, (taken together, the Website). The Website is owned and operated by Student Motorsport Limited ("Student Motorsport"). The Website is offered subject to your acceptance without modification of all of the terms and conditions contained herein and all other operating rules, policies (including, without limitation, Student Motorsports Privacy Policy and Community Guidelines and procedures that may be published from time to time on this site by Student Motorsport (collectively, the "Agreement").

Please read this Agreement carefully before accessing or using the Website. By accessing or using any part of the web site, you agree to become bound by the terms and conditions of this agreement. If you do not agree to all the terms and conditions of this agreement, then you may not access the Website or use any services. If these terms and conditions are considered an offer by Student Motorsport, acceptance is expressly limited to these terms. The Website is available only to individuals who are at least 9 years old of those who are at least at school participating in an engineering or motorsport related project or initiative.

You & Your Student Motorsport Account

The Terms of Use here describe an online community member’s rights and responsibilities regarding the use of your online community. By using the community, they agree to enter a legally binding agreement on all the terms outlined in your Terms of Use.  The term ‘You’ refers to the user or viewer of our website, of which is/are subject to the following terms of use.  If you create an account on the Website, you are responsible for maintaining the security of your account and you are fully responsible for all activities that occur under the account. You must immediately notify Student Motorsport of any unauthorised uses of your account or any other breaches of security. Student Motorsport will not be liable for any acts or omissions by you, including any damages of any kind incurred as a result of such acts or omissions:

  • The content of the pages of this website is for your benefit, general information and use only.  It is subject to change without notice, however we will keep you informed of changes as is deemed necessary.
  • This website uses cookies to monitor browsing preferences, please see our Cookies Policy for more information.
  • Neither we nor any third parties provide any warranty or guarantee as to the accuracy, timeliness, performance, completeness or suitability of the information and materials found or offered on this website for any particular purpose.  You acknowledge that such information and materials may contain inaccuracies or errors and we expressly exclude liability for any such inaccuracies or errors to the fullest extent permitted by law.
  • Your use of any information or materials on this website is entirely at your own risk, for which we shall not be liable.  It shall be your own responsibility to ensure that any products, services or information available through this website meet your specific requirements.
  • This website contains material which is owned by or licensed to us.  This material includes, but is not limited to, the design, layout, look, appearance and graphics.  Reproduction is prohibited other than in accordance with the copyright notice, which forms part of these terms and conditions.
  • All trademarks reproduced in this website, which are not the property of, or licensed to the operator, are acknowledged on the website.
  • Unauthorised use of this website may give rise to a claim for damages and/or be a criminal offence.
  • From time to time, this website may also include links to other websites.  These links are provided for your convenience to provide further information.  They do not signify that we endorse the website(s).  We have no responsibility for the content of the linked website(s).
  • All intellectual rights in content uploaded by user is reserved by the user or their licensors; provided, however, you grant the site a perpetual license and all rights necessary to offer the site and services to you and other users.
  • Your use of this website and any dispute arising out of such use of the website is subject to the laws of England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales.

Unauthorised Registration

You must not:

  • Impersonate or try to impersonate another person.
  • Disclose your account password to anyone else.
  • Allow anyone else to use your account.
  • Use anyone else's account.
  • Use our Online Community in any manner or for any purpose which constitutes or facilitates Unauthorised Use, and you will indemnify Student Motorsport for any losses they sustain as a result.

Student Motorsport reserves the right to remove or edit any material that it considers, in its sole discretion, constitutes Unauthorised Use. For the purposes of these Terms, 'Unauthorised Use' means use of this Online Community that:

  • Is unlawful, false, misleading, a breach of confidentiality or privacy, infringes any intellectual property rights or in any manner violates the rights of Potentiality or any other person.
  • Is inappropriate, offensive, obscene, defamatory, malicious, discriminatory, harasses or is likely to cause distress or inconvenience to any person.
  • Is technically harmful to the Online Community or attempts to circumvent security measures.
  • Otherwise breaches these Terms set throughout this page.

Unauthorised Account Use

As with any Membership system, it is possible for one of our Student Motorsport visitors to signup, and then possibly share their Username and password access credentials with someone else; or even post it online for the whole world to see.  This is well known as 'Link Sharing' (or Username Sharing).  It is not likely that we will see this on our website but we have to prevent against it and being attacked in this way.   Measures and IP Restrictions have been put in place to protect Us and our valuable members such that a single Username, Access Link, and/or Entry Point is only valid for a certain number of unique IP addresses.  Once that limit is reached, our system assumes there has been a security breach and will create a temporary ban; preventing access for 1 hour (subject to change). This temporary ban will only affect the offending Link and/or Username associated with the security breach.

Member Obligations

Student Membership Obligations

Student Motorsport, as a 'user' just as the members of our website also has to adhere to the rules, regulations and obligations of this community.  The content of the pages of this website is for your benefit, general information and use only.  It is subject to change without notice, however we will keep you informed of changes as is deemed necessary.  More information on student membership and obligations can be found here.

Graduate Membership Obligations

The content of the pages of this website is for your benefit, general information and use only.  It is subject to change without notice, however we will keep you informed of changes as is deemed necessary.  More information on graduate membership and obligations can be found here.

Educator/Institution Membership Obligations

The content of the pages of this website is for your benefit, general information and use only.  It is subject to change without notice, however we will keep you informed of changes as is deemed necessary.  More information on educator/institution membership and obligations can be found here.

Professional Membership Obligations

The content of the pages of this website is for your benefit, general information and use only.  It is subject to change without notice, however we will keep you informed of changes as is deemed necessary.  More information on professional membership and obligations can be found here.

Payment and Renewal

General Terms

User membership and optional paid services or upgrades may be available on the website. When utilising an optional paid service or upgrade, you agree to pay Student Motorsport the monthly or annual subscription fees indicated (whichever applicable). Payments will be charged on a pre-pay basis on the day you begin utilising the service or upgrade and will cover the use of that service or upgrade for a monthly or annual subscription period as indicated. We regret that these fees are not refundable.

Automatic Renewal

Unless you notify Student Motorsport at least 14 days before the end of the applicable subscription period that you want to cancel a service or upgrade, your subscription will automatically renewed and you authorise us to collect the then-applicable annual or monthly subscription fee (as well as any applicable taxes) using any credit card or other payment mechanism we have on record for you.

Membership Cancellation

Subscriptions can be cancelled at any time by contacting Student Motorsport via the 'Contact Us' page where we will proceed to withdraw your account and profile content. We ask that in this instance you please state your reasons for wishing to terminate your account, this is so that we may remedy any negative situations, or reasons for termination and make the necessary improvements to our service accordingly.

Termination of Access

Student Motorsport may terminate your access to all or any part of the Website at any time, with or without cause, with or without notice, effective immediately. If you wish to terminate this Agreement or your Student Motorsport account (if you have one), you may simply discontinue using the Website. All provisions of this Agreement which by their nature should survive termination shall survive termination, including, without limitation, ownership provisions, warranty disclaimers, indemnity and limitations of liability.

Content & Responsibilities

Our Resource Contributors

If you are selected or offered to contribute as an official Student Motorsport Contributor, or choose to post material to the Website in other areas such as in the Community Activity, post links on the Website, or otherwise make (or allow any third party to make) material available by means of the Website (any such material, "Content"), You are entirely responsible for the content of, and any harm resulting from, that Content. That is the case regardless of whether the Content in question constitutes text, graphics, an audio file, or computer software. By making Content available, you represent and warrant that:

  • The downloading, copying and use of the content will not infringe the proprietary rights, including but not limited to the copyright, patent, trademark or trade secret rights, of any third party.
  • If your employer has rights to intellectual property you create, you have either (i) received permission from your employer to post or make available the content, including but not limited to any software, or (ii) secured from your employer a waiver as to all rights in or to the content.
  • You have fully complied with any third-party licenses relating to the content and have done all things necessary to successfully pass through to end users any required terms.
  • The content does not contain or install any viruses, worms, malware, Trojan horses or other harmful or destructive content.
  • The content is not spam, is not machine or randomly generated, and does not contain unethical or unwanted commercial content designed to drive traffic to third party sites or boost the search engine rankings of third party sites, or to further unlawful acts (such as phishing) or mislead recipients as to the source of the material (such as spoofing).
  • The content is not pornographic, does not contain threats or incite violence, and does not violate the privacy or publicity rights of any third party.
  • Your content is not getting advertised via unwanted electronic messages such as spam links on newsgroups, email lists, blogs and web sites, and similar unsolicited promotional methods.
  • Your content is not named in a manner that misleads your readers into thinking that you are another person or company; and
  • You have, in the case of content that includes computer code, accurately categorised and/or described the type, nature, uses and effects of the materials, whether requested to do so by Student Motorsport or otherwise.

User Content License

User contributions are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License. Without limiting any of those representations or warranties, Student Motorsport has the right (though not the obligation) to, in Student Motorsport’s sole discretion (i) refuse or remove any content that, in Student Motorsport’s reasonable opinion, violates any Student Motorsport policy or is in any way harmful or objectionable, or (ii) terminate or deny access to and use of the Website to any individual or entity for any reason, in Student Motorsport’s sole discretion. Student Motorsport will have no obligation to provide a refund of any amounts previously paid.

Responsibility of Website Visitors Content

Student Motorsport has not reviewed, and cannot review, all of the material, including computer software, posted to the Website, and cannot therefore be responsible for that material’s content, use or effects but reasonable attempts will be made to do so. By operating the Website, Student Motorsport does not represent or imply that it endorses the material there posted, or that it believes such material to be accurate, useful or non-harmful. You are responsible for taking precautions as necessary to protect yourself and your computer systems from viruses, worms, Trojan horses, and other harmful or destructive content. Close monitoring of the content will take place to avoid this, but the Website may contain content that is offensive, indecent, or otherwise objectionable, as well as content containing technical inaccuracies, typographical mistakes, and other errors. The Website may also contain material that violates the privacy or publicity rights, or infringes the intellectual property and other proprietary rights, of third parties, or the downloading, copying or use of which is subject to additional terms and conditions, stated or unstated. Student Motorsport disclaims any responsibility for any harm resulting from the use by visitors of the Website, or from any downloading by those visitors of content there posted.

Content Posted on Other Websites

We have not reviewed, and cannot review, all of the material, including computer software, made available through the websites and web pages to which Student Motorsport links, and that link to Student Motorsport. Student Motorsport has little or does not have any control over those non-Student Motorsport websites and web pages, and is not responsible for their contents or their use. By linking to a non- Student Motorsport website or web page, Student Motorsport does not represent or imply that it endorses such website or web page. You are responsible for taking precautions as necessary to protect yourself and your computer systems from viruses, worms, Trojan horses, and other harmful or destructive content. Student Motorsport disclaims any responsibility for any harm resulting from your use of non- Student Motorsport websites and web pages.

Copyright & Notices

Infringement & Notice

The content of the pages of this website is for your benefit, general information and use only.  It is subject to change without notice, however we will keep you informed of changes as is deemed necessary.

As Student Motorsport asks others to respect its intellectual property rights, it respects the intellectual property rights of others. If you believe that material located on or linked to by Student Motorsport violates your copyright, and if this website resides in the UK, you are encouraged to notify Student accordingly.  Student Motorsport will respond to all such notices, including as required or appropriate by removing the infringing material or disabling all links to the infringing material. Student Motorsport will terminate a visitor’s access to and use of the Website if, under appropriate circumstances, the visitor is determined to be a repeat infringer of the copyrights or other intellectual property rights of Student Motorsport or others. In the case of such termination, Student Motorsport will have no obligation to provide a refund of any amounts previously paid to Student Motorsport.

Intellectual Property

This Agreement does not transfer from Student Motorsport to you any Student Motorsport or third party intellectual property, and all right, title and interest in and to such property will remain (as between the parties) solely with Student Motorsport. Student Motorsport, the Student Motorsport logo, and all other trademarks, service marks, graphics and logos used in connection with Student Motorsport, or the Website are trademarks or registered trademarks of Student Motorsport or Student Motorsport’s licensors. Other trademarks, service marks, graphics and logos used in connection with the Website may be the trademarks of other third parties. Your use of the Website grants you no right or license to reproduce or otherwise use any Student Motorsport or third-party trademarks.

Advertisements

Student Motorsport reserves the right to link to and display advertisements on your content.

Changes & Disclaimers

Our Website & Memberships

Student Motorsport reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to modify or replace any part of this Agreement. It is your responsibility to check this Agreement periodically for changes. Your continued use of or access to the Website following the posting of any changes to this Agreement constitutes acceptance of those changes. Student Motorsport may also, in the future, offer new services and/or features through the Website (including, the release of new tools and resources). Such new features and/or services shall be subject to the terms and conditions of this Agreement.

Disclaimer of Warranties

The Website is provided "as is". Student Motorsport and its suppliers and licensors hereby disclaim all warranties of any kind, express or implied, including, without limitation, the warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose and non-infringement. Neither Student Motorsport nor its suppliers and licensors, makes any warranty that the Website will be error free or that cess thereto will be continuous or uninterrupted.  You understand that you download from, or otherwise obtain content or services through, the Website at your own discretion and risk.

Liability & Responsibility

Limitation of Liability

In no event will Student Motorsport, or its suppliers or licensors, be liable with respect to any subject matter of this agreement under any contract, negligence, strict liability or other legal or equitable theory for: (i) any special, incidental or consequential damages; (ii) the cost of procurement for substitute products or services; (iii) for interruption of use or loss or corruption of data; or (iv) for any amounts that exceed the fees paid by you to Student Motorsport under this agreement during the twelve (12) month period prior to the cause of action.  Student Motorsport shall have no liability for any failure or delay due to matters beyond their reasonable control. The foregoing shall not apply to the extent prohibited by applicable law.

General Representation and Warranty

You represent and warrant that (i) your use of the Website will be in strict accordance with the Student Motorsport Privacy PolicyCommunity Guidelines, with this Agreement and with all applicable laws and regulations (including without limitation any local laws or regulations in your country, state, city, or other governmental area, regarding online conduct and acceptable content, and including all applicable laws regarding the transmission of technical data exported from the country in which this website resides or the country in which you reside) and (ii) your use of the Website will not infringe or misappropriate the intellectual property rights of any third party.

Indemnification

You agree to indemnify and hold harmless Student Motorsport, its contractors, and its licensors, and their respective directors, officers, employees and agents from and against any and all claims and expenses, including solicitor's’ fees, arising out of your use of the Website, including but not limited to your violation of this Agreement.

Services

Hosting, Support Services

Optional Hosting, Support and/or Affiliated services may be provided by Student Motorsport under the terms and conditions for each such service. By signing up for a Hosting/Support and/or Affiliated services account, you agree to abide by such terms and conditions.

Miscellaneous

This Agreement constitutes the entire agreement between Student Motorsport and you concerning the subject matter hereof, and they may only be modified by a written amendment signed by an authorized executive of Student Motorsport, or by the posting by Student Motorsport of a revised version. Except to the extent applicable law, if any, provides otherwise, this Agreement, any access to or use of the Website will be governed by the laws of England and Wales, excluding its conflict of law provisions, and the proper venue for any disputes arising out of or relating to any of the same will be the state and federal courts located in London. England. Except for claims for injunctive or equitable relief or claims regarding intellectual property rights (which may be brought in any competent court without the posting of a bond), any dispute arising under this Agreement shall be finally settled in accordance with the Comprehensive Arbitration Rules of the Judicial Arbitration and Mediation Service, Inc. (“JAMS”) by three arbitrators appointed in accordance with such Rules.

The arbitration shall take place in the United Kingdom, in the English language and the arbitral decision may be enforced in any court. The prevailing party in any action or proceeding to enforce this Agreement shall be entitled to costs and solicitor’s fees. If any part of this Agreement is held invalid or unenforceable, that part will be construed to reflect the parties’ original intent, and the remaining portions will remain in full force and effect. A waiver by either party of any term or condition of this Agreement or any breach thereof, in any one instance, will not waive such term or condition or any subsequent breach thereof. You may assign your rights under this Agreement to any party that consents to, and agrees to be bound by, its terms and conditions; Student Motorsport may assign its rights under this Agreement without condition. This Agreement will be binding upon and will inure to the benefit of the parties, their successors and permitted assigns.

Thank you for taking the time to read this important area...

JP, Founder of Student Motorsport

This document is CC-BY-SA. It was last updated January 21st 2018.

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