Terms & Conditions

There are a few important things you need to know about www.businessbecause.com (BusinessBecause) before you start to use the website. These are listed in the General Terms, the User Generated Content Policy and the Privacy Policy. These together form the site's Terms and Conditions. By going ahead and using BusinessBecause, you've confirmed that you've accepted these Terms and Conditions and you agree to abide by them. 

General Terms

1. Firstly, some information about us

BUSINESSBECAUSE LTD ("BusinessBecause") is a limited company registered in England & Wales under company number 6794547 and has its registered office at Falcon House, 257 Burlington Road, New Malden, KT3 4NE, UK. If you ever want to get in touch with us, please write to us at this address or email us at info@businessbecause.com.

2. Information we collect about you

We'll process some information about you in accordance with our Privacy Policy, so please check it out. 

3. Intellectual property rights

3.1 We are the proud owners or licensee of all intellectual property rights in our website, its contents (including any computer software, code and applications) and in the content published on it.

These intellectual property rights include, without limitation, copyright, trademarks, the underlying software, the design, graphics, layout, look and feel and structure of our website, database rights, design rights, domain names and rights to goodwill and/ or to sue for passing off.

The trademarks, logos and service marks displayed on our website are registered and/ or are common law trademarks of BusinessBecause, its affiliates, and various third parties.

3.2 We're happy for you to view, use, print off and download extracts of any page(s) from our website for your personal use. However, we unfortunately can't allow any commercial use of our content. Other than as stated here (or unless you have got written permission from us to do so), the redistributing, republishing, copying, adapting, modifying or making content available to third parties is off limits. 

There are some exceptions when we allow the republishing of excerpts of BusinessBecause content (for example for news channels who wish to use articles or video footage from BusinessBecause) but you must first obtain agreement from us. All content reproduced, if in print media, online or otherwise, must be accompanied by our url: www.businessbecause.com and, if online, must link to BusinessBecause with pre-agreed anchor text. Please email us at info@businessbecause.com to arrange this authorisation.

4. Accuracy of the content on our website and our liability to you

4.1 The information on our website is given 'as available', 'as is', in good faith and for general information and interest only. To the extent permitted by law, we don't accept any responsibility for any statement in our content – and please don't rely on anything we have written – always seek professional specialist advice first. We cannot guarantee that any of the content is free of inaccuracies, errors and omissions.

4.2 Subject to clause 4.3 and unless specified otherwise in the terms and conditions, we shall not be liable to you for any direct or indirect losses of any kind whether based in contract, tort (including negligence), strict liability, or otherwise which arises out of or are in any way connected with, your use of our website or content, any failure or delay (including but not limited to the use or inability to use any component of our website) or the performance or non performance by us or any third parties even if we have been advised of the possibility of damages to you or any other party.

4.3 We do not exclude or in any way limit liability for fraud, death or personal injury caused by our negligence or any liability to the extent the same may not be excluded or limited as a matter of law.

4.4 The views of contributors and bloggers on our website do not necessarily reflect the views of BusinessBecause. Please check the User Generated Content Policy for more information. 

5. Changes we need to make to our website and its content

We aim to update our website regularly, and may change the content at any time without notice. If the need arises, we may suspend access to our website, or close it indefinitely (although this is an unlikely scenario). Access to our website is only granted on a temporary basis.

6. Registration

When you register, you are registering as a personal user of www.businessbecause.com. Some parts of the site are only accessible to registered users who are logged-in. You log-in by entering your registered email address and password.

On registration you warrant to us that:

(i) your email address and password are personal to you and may not be used by anyone else to access www.businessbecause.com

(ii) you will not do anything which would assist anyone who is not a registered user to gain access to any registration area of www.businessbecause.com

(iii) you do not maliciously create additional registration accounts for the purpose of abusing the functionality of the site, or other users; nor do you seek to pass yourself off as another user

(iv) you are more than 18 years of age

(v) you comply with all our Terms and Conditions.

7. Termination

You may terminate your registration at any time or for any reason by contacting us at info@businessbecause.com. We reserve the right to restrict, suspend or terminate your registration with us at any time, for any reason or no reason, with or without prior notice and without liability. We will notify you on the email address you have provided to us via registration if such action is to be taken.

8. Downloads

Please download content carefully because you will be responsible for any damage to your computer system that may result.

9. Your liability to us

You agree to be liable to us for any liability, loss, claim, and expense (including reasonable legal fees) related to any breach by you of the Terms and Conditions or arising from your misuse of our website. We reserve the right, at our own expense, to assume the exclusive defence and control of any matter or dispute arising from your use or misuse of our website and you agree to co-operate with the defence of such a dispute or claim by us.

10. Links from our website

10.1 Where our website 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 these sites or resources, and accept no responsibility for them or for any loss or damage that may arise from your use of them or their use of any information they may acquire about you (including personal data).

10.2 A link from our website does not constitute an endorsement by us of the use of that link, the company or organisation behind that link or the contents of the website reached using that link.

11 Links to our website

We welcome links to BusinessBecause from other websites but we encourage that you consult us before linking to our site. It's also important that:

  • You own the web page you are linking from, or have the express permission of the owner to create the link
  • Any links are used in a fair and reasonable manner and their use will not damage our reputation or take advantage of it
  • You do not create the impression that there is any association, approval or endorsement on our part if none exists
  • If anyone clicks on the link you provide to our website, it opens our website in a new page and not within a frame on your website
  • If we ask you to remove or change a link to our website, you do so as soon as possible

 If you wish to make any use of content on our website other than that set out above, please address your request by email to: info@businessbecause.com.

12. Viruses, hacking and other things we do not like

12.1 You must not misuse our website by knowingly introducing viruses, trojans, worms, logic bombs or other material which is malicious or technologically harmful.

12.2 You must not attempt to gain unauthorised access to our website, the server on which our website is stored or any server, computer or database connected to our website. You must not attack our website via a denial-of-service attack or a distributed denial-of service attack.

12.3 The framing, mirroring, scraping or data mining of our website or any conduct by you that in our sole discretion restricts or inhibits any other user from using or enjoying our website (or any linked site) is strictly prohibited.

13. Jurisdiction

English law shall apply to all our terms and conditions and any disputes must be heard in an English Court. Nothing in any of these Terms and Conditions affect your legal rights. 

14. Changes to these Terms and Conditions

We may revise these Terms and Conditions from time to time and the amended terms will be posted on our website. Any amendments to these terms and conditions will be effective immediately.

If you have registered with us and subsequently change any of your details, please update your registration profile by logging-on to BusinessBecause and visiting your 'Settings' page. If you have any problems or queries relating to the registration process please contact us by sending an email to: info@businessbecause.com.

User Generated Content Policy

This policy applies if you use any of our interactive services and contribute content to BusinessBecause. This policy forms part of our Terms and Conditions. 

Please take the time to read and understand our Terms and Conditions and the below, because you should not use any of these services unless you agree to them. 

We may edit or delete the content you provide at any time at our sole discretion, although please note, we have no obligation to review the content at any time.

Please behave responsibly when adding content to BusinessBecause.  

Any content which you submit is your full responsibility which means that if it is in breach of these terms, you may be required to compensate anyone who suffers, including us, as a result. You may also have your access to our website denied. 

By using any of our interactive services, such as posting comments on news articles, you agree to the following: 

You will not use our website in any way that is:

  • illegal or unlawful, or likely to encourage illegal or unlawful behavior;
  • likely to damage the reputation of BusinessBecause;
  • likely to be a nuisance, harmful or deceptive to any other person.

By submitting any content, you warrant to us that it is:

  • factually accurate and/or be your genuinely held belief or opinion that is based on facts;
  • not defamatory, offensive or obscene;
  • does not infringe the copyright, trade marks or any other intellectual property rights of another person;
  • does not promote your own or your employer’s business, or otherwise include any advertising or promotional material;
  • you are over 18 years old; 
  • you own all rights in the content posted by you; and
  • you will not try to access any confidential information (including usernames and passwords) of any other person.

You grant us a license to use the content you add to BusinessBecause whenever and however we think appropriate, for example in our editorial.  If we will use any of your content in this way, we will do our best to notify you as soon as possible. 

By submitting User Generated Content to the Site(s) you agree to indemnify and hold harmless BusinessBecause from all claims, costs, liabilities and expenses (including legal expenses) suffered by BusinessBecause arising out of any User Generated Content Posted by you that is in breach of these Terms.

You agree that we may disclose your identity to any third party who is claiming that User Generated Consent you have posted to our Site violates their intellectual property rights or any other right.

If you have any queries, or think anyone is misusing our site, please email us at info@businessbecause.com.