Terms & Conditions

Welcome to the Women in Social Housing website (www.wishnetwork.org) (the “Website”). The Website is offered by and for the Women in Social Housing Business and Support Network (“WISH”). This page (together with the documents referred to on it) sets out the terms under which you can use the Website, whether as a guest or a registered member. Please read these terms carefully before using the Website.


1 Legal Agreement

By entering and using the Website, and/or any page accessible on this site you accept, without limitation or qualification, the terms and conditions set out below and the “Acceptable Use Policy” (collectively, the “Terms”) without modification. By accessing and using the Website, you acknowledge that you are bound by the Terms.

WISH may modify the Terms in its absolute discretion from time to time without individual notice to you. You will be deemed to have accepted any modifications if you continue to use the Website after they have been posted.

If you do not wish to be bound by the Terms you should not access or use the Website.


2 Using The Website

You agree that you use the Website entirely at your own risk. You must be over 16 years of age to use the Website.

Wherever you are asked to provide information via the Website, you agree to provide true, accurate, current and complete details. You are not obliged to provide WISH with any optional information requested.

You undertake to WISH that you will not use the Website for any purpose or in any way that is prohibited by these Terms or is otherwise unlawful.

You agree to indemnify WISH, its officers, employees, and licensors in respect of any loss that it or they may suffer as a result, directly or indirectly, of any breach by you of this undertaking.


3 Intellectual Property Rights

The Website, and all the information, trade marks and graphic representations or images on it (the “Content”), are owned by, or licensed to WISH. The copyright and all other intellectual property rights in the Content are the sole and exclusive property of WISH or its licensors.

You may view the Website on your computer screen and print its contents on your printer for your personal and non-commercial use only. For the avoidance of doubt, anything printed will form part of the Content.

Without WISH’s written consent, you may not use, transfer, copy or reproduce any part of the Content, the Website or its source HTML code in whole or in part, in any form or by any means, electronic, mechanical or otherwise, except for the sole purpose of viewing its content. This includes electronic reproduction by uploading or downloading.


4 Website Content

In preparing the Website, WISH has endeavoured to offer current, correct and clearly expressed information. However, WISH cannot guarantee that the information will be accurate, complete or current at all times and accepts no liability for any reliance placed by any person on the information.

WISH makes no representations or warranties of any kind about the suitability, reliability, timeliness, completeness and accuracy of the information contained on the Website for any purpose. WISH expressly disclaims all warranties and conditions with regard to this information.

The Website may contain independently written articles, blogs or comments. Publication of such items does not imply recommendation or endorsement by WISH of the writer, the content, any businesses or products referred to, or any opinions expressed therein.

WISH is not liable for any offense caused or for any threatening, defamatory, offensive or illegal content uploaded to the Website by a party other than WISH, or for any infringement of the rights of another, including intellectual property rights, arising from conduct of a party other than WISH.

WISH has no obligation to monitor, edit or moderate the use of services by its members. However WISH reserves the right to review content posted to the Website and to remove materials at its sole discretion.

The Website may contain advertisements. WISH is not responsible for and does not endorse the content of such advertisements, and does not accept any responsibility for any errors or inaccuracies in such advertising material.


5 Access

Access to the Website is permitted on a temporary basis and WISH reserves the right to withdraw or amend the service without notice. WISH will not be liable if the Website is unavailable at any time or for any period. WISH may restrict access to part or all of the Website to users who have registered or are members of WISH.


6 Information About You

WISH may, from time to time, process your personal information. Please see our Privacy Policy for more information about how we use your personal information.


7 Liability Disclaimer

WISH shall not be liable for any damages whatever, including but without limitation to, damages for loss of use, data or profits, arising out of the use or performance of the Website, the provision of or failure to provide services, or for any information obtained through the Website, or otherwise arising out of the use of the Website, whether based on contract, tort, or otherwise, without limitation, even if WISH has been advised of the possibility of damage.

If you are dissatisfied with any portion of the Website, or with any of these terms of use, your sole remedy, except as specifically provided in these terms, is to stop using the Website.


8 Virus Protection And Compatibility

While certain precautions have been taken to detect computer viruses and ensure security, WISH can not guarantee that the Website is virus-free.

WISH shall not be liable for any loss or damage which occurs as a result of any virus or breach of security. WISH does not give any warranties as to the compatibility of the Website with your computer systems, software and/or hardware.


9 Links To Third Party Sites

The Website contains links to websites operated by parties other than WISH (“Third Party Websites”). These links are provided for your convenience. When you activate one of them, you will leave the Website. WISH has no control over, and will accept no responsibility for or liability in respect of, material on any website that is not under its control.

The inclusion of links to Third Party Websites does not imply any endorsement of the material on them or any association with their operators.

You will not arrange for any Third Party Website to be connected to any part of the Website by way of hyperlink or otherwise without WISH’s written consent.


10 Termination

WISH may restrict your access to the Website, refuse to correspond with you, and/or remove your details from the relevant database without prejudice to any other accrued rights, without prior notice to you where:

there is a regulatory or statutory change limiting the ability to provide access to the Website;

there is any event beyond the reasonable control of WISH preventing WISH from providing access to the Website (for example, and without limitation, technical difficulties, capacity problems and communications failures);

WISH considers in its sole discretion that you are abusing the Website or are otherwise acting in breach of these Terms.


11 General

Unless otherwise specified, the Website is directed solely at those who access this site from the United Kingdom. Those who choose to access the Website from locations outside of the UK are responsible for compliance with local laws if and to the extent local laws are applicable.

A failure or delay by WISH in enforcing compliance with these Terms shall not be a waiver of that or any other provision of these Terms.

None of these Terms shall be enforceable under the Contracts (Rights of Third Parties) Act 1999 by any third party.

If any provisions of these disclaimers and exclusions shall be unlawful, void or for any reason unenforceable then that provision shall be deemed severable and shall not affect the validity and enforceability of the remaining provisions.

These Terms constitute the entire agreement between you and WISH as to your use of the Website and shall supersede any prior agreement or representation in respect thereof.

The express provisions of these Terms are in place of all warranties, conditions, terms, undertakings and obligations implied by statute, common law, custom, trade usage, course of dealing or otherwise, all of which are excluded to the fullest extent permitted by law.

Any and all notices to be given by either one of us to the other pursuant to or in connection with these Terms shall be deemed sufficiently given when forwarded by e-mail or facsimile transmission in each case addressed to you at the e-mail address or facsimile number you have given us or to us at the e-mail address or facsimile number displayed on the Website.

English law governs these terms and conditions. You submit to the non-exclusive jurisdiction of the English courts.