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Terms of Website Use

Please read these terms and conditions carefully before using this website, any of our other sites and any of their subdomains

Parity Technologies Limited ("Parity”) is a company registered in England and Wales under company number 09760015 with its registered office at Ignition Law Moray House, Floor 1, Moray House, 23-31 Great Titchfield Street, London, United Kingdom, WC1W 7PA. We operate the website parity.io, paritytech.io, polkadot.io and any subdomains such as sub0.parity.io (the "Sites").

Understanding these Terms of Use

These terms of use (together with the documents referred to in it) (the “Terms”) describe how you may access, browse, use and interact with the Sites. By using the Sites you confirm that you accept these Terms and that you agree to comply with them. If you do not agree to any part of these Terms, you must not use the Sites.

When certain words and phrases are used in these Terms, they have specific meanings (these are known as "defined terms"). You can identify these defined terms because they start with capital letters (even if they are not at the start of a sentence). Where a defined term is used, it has the meaning given to it in the section of these Terms where it was defined (you can find these meanings by looking at the sentence where the defined term is included in speech marks).

In these Terms, when we refer to "we", "us" or "our", we mean Parity, and when we refer to "you" or "your" we mean the person accessing or using the Sites.

In Addition to these Terms, please note the following additional terms also apply to your use of our Sites:

  • Our Privacy Policy, which sets out information about how we use your personal information and the use of cookies and local storage on our Sites.
  • Our Applicant Notice, which sets out information about how we use and handle your personal data when you apply to one of our job openings.

Accessing and using the Sites

The Sites are made available free of charge. We do not guarantee that the Sites, or any content on them, will always be available or be uninterrupted. Access to the Sites is permitted on a temporary basis. We may suspend, withdraw, discontinue or change all or any part of the Sites without notice. We will not be liable to you if for any reason the Sites are unavailable at any time or for any period.

You are responsible for making all arrangements necessary for you to have access to the Sites. You are also responsible for ensuring that all persons who access the Sites through your internet connection are aware of these Terms and other applicable terms and conditions, and that they comply with them.

We may transfer this agreement to someone else

We may transfer our rights and obligations under these terms to another organisation. We will always tell you in writing if this happens.

No reliance on information

The Sites and the content on them are provided for general information purposes only. Nothing on the Sites is 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 the Sites.

Although we may update the information on the Sites from time to time, we make no representations that the content on the Sites is accurate, complete, or up-to-date or will be free from errors or omissions.

Acceptable Use

General

You agree not to:

  1. use the Sites in any way that breaches these Terms or any applicable local, national or international law or regulation;
  2. copy, or otherwise reproduce or re-sell any part of the Sites unless expressly permitted to do so in these Terms; or
  3. do any act or thing that might damage, disrupt or otherwise interfere with the operation of the Sites or any equipment, network or software used in operating the Sites.

You expressly acknowledge and agree that where any views are expressed by other users on the Sites they do not necessarily represent our views or values.

You are solely responsible for securing and backing up your content.

User Generated Content

If it is the case that you supply and/or upload any content to the Sites – whether it be pictures, text, sound recordings or otherwise – the content you supply (“User Generated Content”) must comply with the following rules:

  1. it must not be obscene, abusive, offensive or racist and it must not promote or propose hatred or physical harm against anyone;
  2. it must not harass or bully another person;
  3. it must be true and honest so far as you know;
  4. it must not be defamatory of anyone;
  5. it must not use the material or content or infringe the rights or privacy of anyone else;
  6. it must not contain someone else’s personal details or confidential information relating to other people; and
  7. it must not promote or condone terrorism, violence or illegal behaviour.

You agree that any User Generated Content complies with those standards.

If you are acting for purposes relating to your trade, business, craft or profession (a "Business User"), you will be liable to us and indemnify us for any losses, liabilities, damages, fines, penalties, expenses or costs ("Losses") that we may suffer or incur in connection with any failure of the User Generated Content to comply with these standards.

We reserve the right to refuse or accept, remove or refuse or cease to use any User Generated Content supplied by any person that we think contravenes these standards. We also have the right to disclose your identity to any third party who is claiming that any User Generated Content posted or uploaded by you to the Sites constitutes a violation of their rights (including intellectual property rights or rights to privacy).

You acknowledge, understand and agree that other users of the Sites may upload or supply their own User Generated Content on the Sites (in particular, though without limitation, users who submit pallets and tools to be made available on the Marketplace sub-domain). We are under no obligation to review, validate or correct any User Generated Content posted by you or by any other user of the Sites (including pallet and tool submissions on the Marketplace sub-domain), and under no circumstances will be responsible or liable to you or any third party for the content or accuracy of any User Generated Content posted on the Sites. We give no guarantee that any User Generated Content will be free from errors or omissions.

Interactive Services

In addition, we may from time to time provide interactive services on the Sites that shall enable you to upload User Generated Content, including, without limitation, comment facilities, chat rooms and/or bulletin boards (together “Interactive Services”).

Where we provide an Interactive Service, we will use reasonable endeavours to provide information to you about the kind of service offered and if it is moderated. However, we are under no obligation to oversee, monitor or moderate any Interactive Service we provide.

The use of any of our Interactive Services by a minor is subject to the consent of their parent or guardian. We advise parents who permit their children to use an Interactive Service that it is important that they communicate with their children about their safety online. Minors who are using any Interactive Service should be made aware of the potential risks to them.

Viruses

We do not guarantee that the Sites will be secure or free from bugs or viruses. You are responsible for configuring your information technology, computer programmes and platform in order to access the Sites. You should use your own virus protection software.

You must not misuse the Sites 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 the Sites, the server on which the Sites are stored or any server, computer or database connected to the Sites. You must not attack the Sites via a denial-of-service attack or a distributed denial-of service attack. 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 cooperate with those authorities by disclosing your identity to them. In the event of such a breach, your right to use the Sites will cease immediately.

Intellectual property rights

Other than in relation to User Generated Content, we are the owner or licensee of all intellectual property rights in the Sites and its content, the Parity name and mark. Those works are protected by intellectual property laws and treaties around the world. All such rights are reserved.

You must not use the Sites (or any part of it or its content) as part of any commercial offering , though you may use it for your own purposes. You are not granted any right to use, and may not use, any of our intellectual property rights other than as set out in these Terms - however, you may print off one copy, and may download extracts, of any page(s) from the Sites for your non-commercial, personal use and you may draw the attention of others within your organisation to content posted on the Sites.

You must not modify the paper or digital copies of any materials you have printed off or downloaded in any way, and you must not use any illustrations, photographs, video or audio sequences or any graphics separately from any accompanying text.

No part of the Sites, including, without limitation, the text, designs, graphics, photographs and images contained in it, may be copied, reproduced, republished, uploaded, re-posted, modified, transmitted or distributed or otherwise used in any way for any non-personal, commercial purpose without our prior written consent or as expressly permitted under these Terms. Our status (and that of any identified contributors) as the authors of content on the Sites must always be acknowledged. If you print off, copy or download any part of the Sites in breach of these Terms, your right to use the Sites will cease immediately and you must, at our option, return or destroy any copies of the materials you have made.

Any content (including User Generated Content), communications or materials you send to us through the Sites by electronic mail or other means will be treated as non-proprietary and non-confidential. You grant us a non-exclusive, perpetual and irrevocable, royalty-free, sub-licensable, fully paid up, worldwide licence to use, copy, modify, adapt, amend, prepare derivative works of, publish, transmit, incorporate and distribute any ideas, suggestions, concepts, designs, know-how and other information contained in such communications or materials (including User Generated Content) for any purpose, including, but not limited to, developing, manufacturing, advertising and marketing us and our service and products.

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.

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 sites in any website that is not owned by you.

Our sites must not be framed on any other site, nor may you create a link to any part of our sites other than the home page.

We reserve the right to withdraw linking permission without notice.

The website in which you are linking must comply in all respects with the content standards set out in the ‘acceptable use of our sites’ section of these terms of use.

Third party links and resources in our site

Where our sites contain 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 suggest that you refer to their Terms of Use and Privacy Policies.

Limitation of our liability

General exclusions

Nothing in these Terms excludes or limits our liability for: (a) death or personal injury caused by our negligence; (b)fraud or fraudulent misrepresentation; or (c) any matter in respect of which it would be unlawful for us to exclude or restrict our liability.

We assume no responsibility for the content of websites linked on the Sites (including links to our commercial sponsors and partners, and third party services or websites (including for example Github)). Such links should not be interpreted as endorsement by us of those linked websites, and we will not be liable for any Losses that may arise from your use of them.

If you are a Business User

If you are a Business User, then subject to the first paragraph under 'General exclusions' above:

  1. to the maximum extent permitted by law, we exclude all conditions, warranties, representations or other terms which may apply to the Sites or any content on it, whether express or implied;
  2. in no event shall we be liable to you for any loss of profits, loss of revenue, loss of contracts, loss or corruption of data, failure to realise anticipated savings or for any indirect or consequential loss, whether arising in contract, tort (including negligence), misrepresentation (whether statutory or tortious), breach of statutory duty or otherwise; and
  3. our total liability to you for any Losses arising out of or in connection with these Terms, whether in contract (including under any indemnity), tort (including negligence), misrepresentation (whether statutory or tortious), breach of statutory duty or otherwise shall be limited to £100.

You shall indemnify and hold us harmless against any losses, costs, liabilities and expenses suffered or incurred by us and/or our affiliates as a result of any breach of these Terms.

If you are a consumer

If you are acting for purposes that are wholly or mainly outside your trade, business, craft or profession then, save as set out in the first paragraph under 'General exclusions' above, the following provisions shall apply.

Our total liability to you for any Losses arising out of or in connection with these Terms, whether in contract (including under any indemnity), tort (including negligence) or otherwise shall be limited to £100.

Nothing in these Terms affects your statutory rights. Advice about your statutory rights is available from your local Citizens' Advice Bureau or Trading Standards Office.

We only supply the Sites to you for domestic and private use. You agree not to access and use the Sites, or any content on the Sites, for any commercial or business purposes and we have no liability to you for any loss of profit, loss or corruption of data, loss of business, business interruption, or loss of business opportunity.

Suspension and termination

If you breach any of these Terms, we may immediately do any or all of the following (without limitation): (a) issue a warning to you; (b) temporarily or permanently remove any User Generated Content uploaded by you to the Sites; (c) temporarily or permanently withdraw your right to use the Sites; (d) issue legal proceedings against you for reimbursement of all costs resulting from the breach (including, but not limited to, reasonable administrative and legal costs); (e) take further legal action against you; and/or (f) disclose such information to law enforcement authorities as we reasonably feel is necessary to do so.

Changes to the Sites and these Terms

We may update the Sites from time to time, and may change the content at any time. However, please note that any of the content on the Sites may be out of date at any given time, and we are under no obligation to update it.

We may revise and make changes to these Terms at any time and from time to time. Please check these Terms regularly to ensure that you understand the Terms that apply at the time that you access and use the Sites.

Other important information

Each of the provisions of these Terms operates separately. If any court or relevant authority decides that any of them are unlawful or unenforceable, the remaining clauses will remain in full force and effect.

If we fail to insist that you perform any of your obligations under these Terms, or if we do not enforce our rights against you, or if we delay in doing so, that will not mean that we have waived our rights against you and will not mean that you do not have to comply with those obligations. If we do waive a default by you, we will only do so in writing, and that will not mean that we will automatically waive any later default by you.

If you wish to have more information on online dispute resolution, please follow this link to the website of the European Commission: http://ec.europa.eu/consumers/odr/. This link is provided as required by Regulation (EU) No 524/2013 of the European Parliament and of the Council, for information purposes only. We are not obliged to participate in online dispute resolution.

Governing law and jurisdiction

If you are a Business User

These Terms are governed by the laws of England and Wales. This means that your access to and use of the Sites, and any dispute or claim arising out of or in connection therewith (including non-contractual disputes or claims), will be governed by English law.

The courts of England and Wales will have exclusive jurisdiction over any disputes between us (including non-contractual disputes or claims).

If you are a consumer

These Terms are governed by the laws of England and Wales. This means that your access to and use of the Sites, and any dispute or claim arising out of or in connection therewith (including non-contractual disputes or claims) will be governed by English law.

You may bring any dispute which may arise under these Terms to – at your discretion - either the competent court of England, or to the competent court of your country of habitual residence if this country of habitual residence is an EU Member State, which courts are – with the exclusion of any other court - competent to settle such a dispute. We shall bring any dispute which may arise under these Terms to the competent court of your country of habitual residence if this is in an EU Member State, or otherwise the competent court of England.

As a consumer, if you are resident in the European Union and we direct the Sites to (and/or pursue our commercial or professional activities in relation to the Sites in) the EU Member State in which you are resident, you will benefit from any mandatory provisions of the law of the country in which you are resident. Nothing in these Terms, including in the two paragraphs immediately above, affect your rights as a consumer to rely on such mandatory provisions of local law.


Contact us

Should you have any reasons for a complaint, we will endeavour to resolve the issue and avoid any re-occurrence in the future. You can always contact us by using the following details:

  • Address: Ignition Law, Moray House Floor 1, 23-31 Great Titchfield Street, London, United Kingdom, WC1W 7PA
  • Email address: legal@parity.io

Statutory information

Statutory information about Parity Technologies Limited:

  • Registered in England and Wales
  • Registered Number: 09760015
  • Registered Office: Ignition Law, Moray House Floor 1, 23-31 Great Titchfield Street, London, United Kingdom, WC1W 7PA.

Thank you for visiting the Sites.

Terms last updated: June 6, 2020

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