PLEASE READ THIS INFORMATION CAREFULLY BEFORE USING THE WEBSITE. BY USING THE WWW.WCS-GROUP.CO.UK WEBSITE, YOU AGREE TO BE BOUND BY THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS OR TERMS WE MAY CHOOSE TO SUBSEQUENTLY POST ON THE WEBSITE. THE INFORMATION PROVIDED ON THIS WEBSITE IS PROVIDED ‘AS IS’ WITH NO WARRANTY OR REPRESENTATION OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED. WCS GROUP HAS MADE ALL REASONABLE EFFORTS TO ENSURE THAT INFORMATION IS ACCURATE AND NOT MISLEADING, HOWEVER, ACCEPTS NO LIABILITY FOR INACCURACIES OR OMISSIONS IN THIS WEBSITE. THE INFORMATION ON THIS WEBSITE MAY BE INCOMPLETE, OUT OF DATE OR INACCURATE. WCS GROUP RESERVES THE RIGHT TO MAKE CHANGES AND CORRECTIONS AT ANY TIME WITHOUT NOTICE.

IT IS A CONDITION OF ALLOWING YOU FREE ACCESS TO THE MATERIAL ON THIS WEBSITE, THAT WCS GROUP WILL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY LOSS OR DAMAGE OF ANY KIND, INCLUDING DIRECT, INDIRECT, SPECIAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL LOSS OR DAMAGE OF ANY KIND, ARISING FROM INFORMATION OBTAINED DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY FROM THIS WEBSITE TO THE EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW. NONE OF YOUR STATUTORY RIGHTS AS CONSUMERS ARE AFFECTED.

Terms of Use

1. Parties

WCS Group and other entities, either individually or collectively, are the commercial “Operators” of the www.wcs-group.co.uk website although software, hosting and other content functions may be provided by “Service Providers” or “Business Partners”, “Affiliates” or “Associates”. The Operator’s Service Providers are intended third-party beneficiaries of these Terms of Use. The site is not intended or directed or actively marketed for individuals under 18 years of age.

2. Change In Terms

The Operator may change these Terms from time to time with notice given to Customers. Your continued use of this website after any changes constitutes your acceptance of the new Terms. If you do not agree to abide by these or any future Terms, do not use the website and do not download materials or references from it.

3. Change to Website and related content

The Operator may terminate, move, modify, suspend or discontinue any aspect of the website including the availability of content, downloads, approved out-bound links or content we control. The Operator may impose limits on certain features, services, information or information access or certain parts of the website without liability, provided that Registered Website Users receive written notice. The Operator may also without liability; (a) remove, modify or otherwise change any users’ site access for material breach of this Agreement; (b) supplement or make changes to its user access or security procedures with notice to Registered Users, (c) change the type, Operator information or software used in providing access or web information and content.

4. Privacy Policy

The Operator’s Privacy Policy is included at the bottom of this Terms of Use statement and is also available as a separate link on the website.

5. Property Rights

Unless the Operator, its Affiliates, Service Providers or Business Partners specifically agrees otherwise, the following terms apply to all information and content appearing on this website;

5a) Confidentiality – The following restrictions apply to use of material on the website (i) any information marked Private or Confidential or words of the like including ‘Not for public use or distribution’. If you access such information, you are not authorised to publish, share, forward or disclose it to others, (ii) if any information contains restrictions on use or disclosure, you are to comply with such restrictions and (iii) you will keep all restrictive content intact without amendment and advise WCS Group senior management you have access to information and will comply with non-publication or communication of such confidential content helping WCS Group to abide by the strict corporate Policy Statements published on the website.

5b) Copyright – The Operator, its Service Providers, Affiliates and Business Partners each reserve copyrights in all content and data that each provides for the www.wcs-group.co.uk website. This includes but is not limited to design, text, software, technical drawings, configuration, graphics, other files and their coordination, selection and arrangement. You may not prepare derivative works or content based on such content found at www.wcs-group.co.uk in whole or part without prior written permission of the copyright owner. Any copyright owner consent may be revoked at any time, and such consent does not include consent to republish site information found on the www.wcs-group.co.uk website or linked services (Client Portal \ ‘Insight’, WebMaster, Up2Date) unless expressly agreed in writing. Any other use of the content of this website is strictly prohibited.

5c) Trademarks – No trademark, service mark, certification mark, collective mark owned by the Operator, Service Providers, Affiliates or Business Partners may be copied, imitated or used in whole or part without the express written permission of the owner of the relevant trademark. All page headers, custom graphics, buttons, icons, photographs may be trademarks of the Operator or may have been bought, hired or licensed for use by the Operator, Service Provider, Business Partner or Affiliate and cannot automatically be transferred over for use by a third party. Certain company names or products or services may be trademarks of respective owners who may or may not be affiliated with the Operator, Service Providers, Affiliates or Business Partners.

5d) Patents – Some products and processes used on the website may be covered by, or may be subject to, one or more patents and are subject to other trade secret and proprietary rights. The Operator, Service Provider, Affiliates and Business Partners reserve all such rights. You agree not to infringe upon such rights or decompile, reverse engineer, or disassemble any of the products or processes on the website.

5e) Software – Any software including files, images, code, data accompanying the software used or accessed through the site may be used by you solely for accessing and using the website for the purposes expressed on the website or in a download document provided that such uses are not competitive with or derogatory to the Operator, its Service Providers, Affiliates or Business Partners. You agree not to copy, distribute, sell, modify, disassemble or create derivative works based upon any software.

5f) License – Except as otherwise provided in our Privacy Policy, you agree that any communications you transmit to anyone through the website or linked Customer Portal, need not be handled as confidential by the Operator or its Service Providers, Affiliates or Business Partners and you further agree that upon transmission of such information to the Operator, Service Providers, Affiliates or Business Partners you grant to the Operator, its Service Providers, Affiliates or Business Partners an irrevocable, non-exclusive, royalty-free, licence to use and act on information you share through the website.

6. User Conduct – Security

You agree not to;

6a) disrupt or interfere with the security or otherwise abuse the website, its function, functionality, content, connectivity, accessibility directly or via linked or related websites

6b) disrupt or interfere with any user’s quiet enjoyment of the site or linked sites or services

6e) transmit spam, chain letters, junk or disruptive, false, misleading or malicious content on / through this website or about content on this website

6f) attempt to obtain unauthorised access to parts of the website that are restricted (behind a form or log-in) or may be password protected or security sensitive

6g) grant access to restricted areas of the site to a third party without express written approval from the Operator

6h) use a username or password of another person at any time

You also agree to keep a username and password provided to you by the Operator, Service providers, Affiliates or Business Partners safe and secure without disclosing to third parties, and to remain responsible for all actions and communications undertaken or transmitted under your account.

7. User Conduct – Online communities and other interactive areas

The website may well contain areas where you can link to or comment or share or post comment with other site users. You agree that you will not share, post, disseminate on this site or others, unlawful, harassing, libellous, abusive, offensive, threatening or obscene communications or comment of any kind or materials which may infringe or violate a third party’s copyright, trademark, trade secret, privacy or other proprietary content that could constitute a criminal offence, give rise to civil liberty or otherwise violate any applicable law or regulation, or that are otherwise actionable, including without limitation, content that evidences bigotry, racism, sexism, hatred or promotes or conveys information about illegal activities or harm against anyone. The Operator reserves the right to remove content or materials it deems objectionable or which falls short of the Corporate Responsibility, Business and Social Ethics and Social Media Policy Statements and related company policy appearing on the www.wcs-group.co.uk website.

8. Termination

Registered Users agree to notify the Operator immediately when he / she no longer works for the company or an entity with access to password protected or log-in sections of this website. All termination advice must be shared promptly to the designated WCS Group relationship manager or client service manager with a subject line ‘NOTICE OF TERMINATION CHANGE TO USER STATUS’. The terminator must specify the reason for termination and the due date. The termination will not affect the obligations or rights of parties arising before the termination date. Termination may be required or effective earlier either (a) after transmission of an Acknowledgement from the Operator to the user expressly confirming termination, or (b) midnight on the first business day following the Operators receipt of the termination notice.

9. Links and Third Party Content

WCS Group’s website may from time to time link to third party websites (for example Health & Safety Executive) – these and similar links are provided for your convenience and do not constitute approval, endorsement, sponsorship or recommendation by the Operator for content, opinion, products or services available through the third party.

All links to the WCS Group website must be approved in writing by the Operator, except where the Operator consents to links in which; (a) the link is a text-only link which may be embodied in an email or business to business communication related to relevant website content, (b) the link displays the full web page content including WCS Group contact details thereby ensuring the user they are not under a false misrepresentation that content is associated wrongly with a third party, (c) the link provider does not falsely claim or imply association if no such association exists or has been approved by WCS Group in writing. The Operator, Service Providers, Associates and Business Partners reserve the right to revoke consent for links at any time at its sole discretion.

You agree that neither the Operator, Service providers, Affiliates or Business Partners have no liability whatsoever to you for any material, content or information or data you receive as a result of a link through a third party.

10. Disclaimers

Unless the Operator, Service Providers, Affiliates or Business Partners agree otherwise in writing, the following terms shall apply;

  • All content, downloads and web content is provided on an ‘as is’ basis and ‘as available’ basis. You agree to use and act upon such information entirely at your own discretion and risk.
  • You agree that the use of any information gleaned from the website will not expand or broaden the Operator’s liability beyond the limits of any contract under which goods and services have been agreed (see contractual Terms and Conditions which relate to an order for goods and services which are different from website Terms of Use).
  • The Operator, nor its Service Providers, Affiliates or Business Partners do not make any warranty that content, information or data will be uninterrupted, timely, secure or error-free
  • No advice or information whether oral or written obtained by you through this website shall create a warranty not expressly stated in an applicable written contract
  • The website may contain opinions and forward-looking statements which to the best of WCS Group’s senior management, are accurate and correct at time of posting
  • You should independently validate opinions and content expressed through this website because products, services and processes are subject to change

11. Limitation of Liability

Under no circumstances, including, without limitation, negligence, shall the Operator, its Business Partners, Affiliates or Service providers, vendors or suppliers be liable for any claim for loss or damage of any kind, including direct, indirect, special or consequential loss or damage of any kind, arising from information obtained directly or indirectly from this website to the extent permitted by law.

12. General

  • This website is live and therefore accessible worldwide.
  • These Terms of Use shall be governed by and construed in accordance with UK Law and you agree to submit to the jurisdiction of UK Law in respect to disputes.
  • This website has been prepared and created in English and no thought has been given to translation of cultural implications outside of the English language. No offence is intended for content that does not easily translate in to language other than English.
  • These are website Terms of Use and not to be confused with contractual Terms and Conditions in respect of supply and provision of goods and services.

Privacy Policy

WCS Group is committed to preserving the privacy of all visitors to our website (www.wcs-group.co.uk). Please read the following Privacy Policy to understand how we use and protect the information that you provide to us.

By undertaking any of the following, you consent to the collection, use and transfer of your information under the terms of this Privacy Policy: –

  • registering to receive news, alerts, updates;
  • using a link to send us an email;
  • completing a form and submitting an enquiry with your contact details;
  • requesting a copy of a document available behind a form, for example.

Information that we collect from you

When you visit, register or submit information, you may be asked to provide information such as name, contact details and areas of interest.

We may also collect information about your usage of our website as well as information about you from messages you send us via the website, email or post or when you attend training events or WCS Group seminars for example.

To maintain customer service standards and to assist staff training, we may record and monitor incoming calls.

Use of your information

Your information will enable us to provide you with access to all parts of the website and to supply you with information about goods and services you have requested or are reading about. We will also use the information we collect to help us improve the website and the quality of information most viewed to ensure we remain relevant and continually improve our business and your experience.

In particular, we may use your information to contact you on our services and to notify you occasionally about changes or developments to the website or our services. Further, where you have consented, we may also use your information to let you know by email or telephone about products or services we believe may be of interest to you – including training. If you change your mind and do not want to be contacted in future, please let us know.

Disclosure of your information

The information you provide to us may be assessed by or given to third parties who are service providers to WCS Group and assist us with website content, communications, messaging, business development and planning. We may also pass on aggregate data about website usage to third parties to help us analyse trends and report web performance – it does not include information that can be used to identify you.

Where you have consented by providing us with your details, we may also allow other companies in our Group to connect with you and occasionally contact you about critical asset management products and services that may be of interest to you. If you change your mind and want to opt-out of receiving future emails or telephone calls, please email optout@wcs-group.co.uk.

If WCS Group merges or acquires a business, your details may be shared with another business entity within the Group.

WCS Group is headquartered in the UK and operates under UK law and relevant EU law which may be in force at the present time. As such, we observe and comply with The Data Protection Act and ICO guidelines in respect to management of personal data.

Unless required to do so by law, we will not otherwise share, sell or distribute any of the information you provide us without your written consent.

Cookies

Cookies are small amounts of information which we may store on your computer. We use cookies and Reverse IP Look-up to understand more about web viewers and their preferences.

Security and Data Retention

We employ security measures to protect your information from access by unauthorised persons and against unlawful processing, accidental loss, destruction and damage. We will retain your information for a reasonable period of time or as long as the law requires.

Accessing and updating

You are entitled to see the information held about you and may ask us to make any necessary changes to ensure it is accurate and up to date. If you wish to do this, please contact info@wcs-group.co.uk.

Changes to our Privacy Policy

Any changes to our Privacy Policy in the future will be posted to the Group website (www.wcs-group.co.uk). We reserve the right to change or update our privacy Policy from time to time.

WCS Group is a trading name for WCS Environmental Ltd, registered in England and Wales (Number 02184649) at 20 Grosvenor Place, London, SW1X 7HN. Head Office – Bristol Road, Cromhall, Gloucestershire, GL12 8AX. Offices – Leeds, London, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Risley, Swansea. The WCS Group is a portfolio company of Marlowe PLC. © 2017 WCS Environmental Ltd.