Terms of Business

Version 1.0 – 1 Mar 15 - See the archive of older versions

Acceptance of Terms

Your use of the Guides.Global website and any other services from Guides.Global (the “Site”) constitutes acceptance by you of all the Terms of Use specified on this page.

Ownership of the Site

The Site is owned and operated by Guides.Global Ltd.

Guides.Global is a trading name of Guides.Global Ltd, a company registered in England under company number 09403888 and whose registered office is at 23 Bridewell Lane, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk IP33 1RE, UK (referred to in this document variously as “Guides.Global”, “we” or “us”).

Access to the Site

Parts of the site may only be accessed after you have registered with us. You state and guarantee (with full legal responsibility) that (a) all registration information you submit is truthful and accurate; (b) you will maintain the accuracy of such information; (c) you are at least eighteen years of age (or such greater age as, in the country where you live, gives you the legal capacity to enter into a contract); (d) you have full legal capacity to enter into this agreement and (e) your use of the Site does not violate any applicable law.

Copyright & Trademarks

All the information and materials appearing on the Site (“the Content”) are displayed for your personal, non-commercial use only.

All software used on this Site and all Content (including, without limitation, site design, text, graphics, audio and video) but excluding any User Generated Content (as defined below) is the property of Guides.Global and/or its suppliers and is protected by international copyright laws.

None of the Content may be downloaded, copied, reproduced, republished, posted, transmitted, stored, modified, sold or distributed in any form without the prior written permission of the copyright holder. Requests to republish any of the Content should be addressed to editor@guides.global.

This restriction does not apply to the downloading of one copy of extracts from the Site for personal, non-commercial use only, provided that all copyright and proprietary notices are kept intact.

Links to other web sites

The Site may include links to websites that are controlled and maintained by others. These links should not be interpreted as our endorsement of the sites linked or referred to, nor do we have any control over the content of any such sites. We will not be liable for any loss or damage that may arise from your use of such websites or any services offered through them.


Great effort has been made to ensure that the information on the Site is as up-to-date and accurate as possible. However, the law and other details are prone to change at short notice.

We do not accept any responsibility for any consequences arising from the use of the information on this site, nor for any material on third party websites.

We cannot guarantee that any third party websites listed or referred to on the Site will be a suitable source of information and advice.

We provide the Site in good faith we do not make any representations or warranties of any kind, express or implied, in relation to all or any part of the Site or the Content or any websites to which the Site is linked, and all warranties and representations are hereby excluded to the full extent permitted by law.

User information

We will store and use any of the information that you supply to us in accordance with our Confidentiality / Privacy Policy

Content Submitted by Users

The Site contains sections where users can submit their own content or materials: for example, comments on guides or blog posts, in our forum and by way of reviews of services received (together “User Generated Content”).

We do not vet and we are not responsible for any User Generated Content posted in any part of the site.

Any content, recommendation or other information comprised in any User Generated Content is viewed and used by you at your own risk and we do not warrant, in any respect, the accuracy or reliability of any such information.

The views expressed in User Generated Content are those of the individuals and are not necessarily those of Guides.Global.

We do not moderate content before it is posted but retain the right to delete, move, edit, update or otherwise alter content in any way, at our sole discretion and without notice.

By posting your comments, reviews or materials on this site, you grant us a non-exclusive, perpetual, royalty-free, world-wide licence to use, reproduce, modify, adapt, translate, publish, distribute and display such content in any format. If you do not want to grant us these rights, please do not submit your comments or materials to us.

You may only post content that is proper and appropriate to such areas and you must follow the Guides.Global Community Guidelines

. In particular, you may not do any of the following:

We shall be entitled - at any time - to delete, remove, or suspend the whole or any part of any User Generated Content posted on this site without notice and without incurring any liability.

If you find objectionable or offensive User Generated Content on this site please let us know as soon as possible by emailing editor@Guides.Global.

Continuity of Service

We do not guarantee continuity of service on the Site. Still less can we do so in respect of any other websites to which we link or refer.


There is no guarantee that the Site or any other sites to which we link will be free of infection by viruses or anything else which may be harmful. You should maintain your own anti-virus software.

General Disclaimers

The contents of the Site and any websites to which we refer or link is, of necessity, both brief and general. It cannot cover all eventualities and it cannot take into account your personal circumstances. It is, we hope and believe, a useful starting point for your research but it is no substitute for proper professional advice, which we strongly encourage you to take.

To the extent permitted by law, we hereby disclaim all liability (howsoever arising) in connection with any loss and/or damage, arising out of or in connection with (1) any use of, or inability to use, all or any part of the Content, the Site and/or any website to which the Site is linked, (2) any action taken (or refrained from being taken) as a result of using any of these.


We reserve the right to terminate the accounts and remove the profiles of any users who we believe have breached these Terms and Conditions.

Jurisdiction Etc

Your use of the site shall be governed by English law and the parties submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English Courts if there are any disputes of any kind between them.

If any of these Terms or Use is held by any competent authority to be unlawful, invalid or unenforceable in whole or in part then the validity of the other provisions of these Terms and the remainder of the provision in question shall not be affected and shall continue to be valid and enforceable to the fullest extent permitted by law and shall be construed so as to give effect to the expressed wishes of the parties as closely as possible.

Failure or neglect by either party to enforce at any time or for any period any of these Terms shall not be a waiver of that party’s rights and it shall not affect the validity of the whole or any part of these Terms or prejudice that party’s right to take subsequent action.

Nothing in these Terms is intended to confer on any third party any benefit or any right to enforce any of these Terms.

Changes to these Terms

We reserve the right to add to or change these Terms of Use without prior consultation or agreement.

Any changes will be posted on this page and announced via our Home page. It is your responsibility as a user to ensure that you are aware of any such changes from time to time.

Changes will become effective 24 hours after they are posted on the Site and you will be deemed to have accepted any changes if you continue to access the Site after that time.

We will maintain an archive of older versions of our Terms of Use.


This page was co-authored by John Howell (Email: John.Howell@Guides.Global or John@jhco.org. Web: www.jhco.org or www.Guides.Global)


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