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HS2 News is published by Acumen Intelligence Ltd, registered in England and Wales registration number 5256800. The site is produced independently of HS2 Ltd, the Department for Transport or any organisation contracted to work on High Speed 2. For the official HS2 site, visit hs2.org.uk.

Terms of Use

Access to and use of the HS2 News website and the information, materials, products and services available are subject to all applicable laws and regulations and to the Terms of Use listed below. By accessing this website, you agree to these Terms of Use which form a legally binding agreement. If you do not agree, please exit this site. We reserve the right to update these terms from time to time.


Ownership
Unless otherwise indicated, the HS2 News website and its design, text, content, selection and arrangement of elements, organisation, graphics, design, compilation, digital conversion and other matters related to the site are protected under applicable copyrights, trademarks and other proprietary (including, but not limited to, intellectual property) rights and are the property of Acumen Intelligence Ltd or the material is included with the permission of the rights owner and is protected pursuant to copyright and trademark laws. All rights reserved.

None of these elements may be used, copied, reproduced, distributed, republished, downloaded, modified, displayed, posted or transmitted in any form or by any means, including, but not limited to, electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording, or otherwise, without our express prior written permission. Should we have reason to believe a subscriber account is being used in any way that infringes copyright, including reproducing content from the HS2 News website on another website without permission having been granted in advance, we may suspend the subscriber account. In such a case any refund of a remaining subscription term will be solely at our discretion.

Accuracy
HS2 News works hard to ensure the information contained on the website is accurate but if errors occur, as they may as the High Speed 2 project progresses, the publisher cannot be held responsible for any errors, omissions or decisions taken in response to information published on the site. If you believe any item on the site is factually incorrect please inform us immediately and we will take every reasonable step to ensure misleading information is updated or removed at the earliest opportunity.

Technical
This website has been tested across a wide range of internet browsers and to conform to existing web accessibility standards. If you experience any technical problems with the way the site displays please contact us so that we can put a fix in place.

External hyperlinks
This website may contain links and/or advertisements to other sites maintained by us in addition to links to websites maintained by unrelated companies and persons. An advertisement of, or link to, a website does not mean that HS2 News or Acumen Intelligence Ltd approves, endorses or accepts any responsibility for that website, its content or use, or the use of products and services made available through such website.

We are not responsible for the actions, content, accuracy, opinions expressed, privacy policies, products or services provided through these links or made available through these resources or appearing in such websites, nor for any damages or losses, directly or indirectly, caused or alleged to have been caused as a result of your use or reliance on such websites.

Such websites are not investigated, monitored or checked for accuracy, completeness or conformance with applicable laws and regulations by us. We do not make any representations whatsoever, or give any warranties of any kind, expressed, implied, or otherwise about other websites which you may access through this website, the content thereof, or the products and/or services made available through such websites. If you decide to leave HS2 News and access these other websites, you do so at your own risk. All rules, policies (including privacy policies) and operating procedures of such websites will apply to you while on such websites.

Links from other sites
We welcome hyperlinks from other reputable websites to HS2 News. Persons or organisations providing access to HS2 News via a link from another website are solely responsible for the content, accuracy, opinions expressed, privacy policies, products or services of, or available through, the source website and for any representations made or impressions created concerning Acumen Intelligence Ltd. Authorisation by us to link to this website is given without assumption of any liability by us relating to such links, and we hereby disclaim any such liability.

Anyone providing access to, or information relating to this website, whether by link or otherwise, is responsible for bringing our Terms of Use to the attention of the person receiving such access or information. Failure to do so will not result in liability for us.

Advertising
Advertisers using HS2 News are responsible for ensuring that material submitted for inclusion on the site complies with all relevant laws and regulations. We are not responsible for any error, omission or inaccuracy in any material posted on this website and take no responsibility for claims made by any advertisers displaying adverts on HS2 News.

Data Protection
Acumen Intelligence Ltd may collect personal details submitted via the HS2 News website to inform users of the site about High Speed 2 developments or about services provided by Acumen Intelligence Ltd which we believe may be of interest. Any details collected by us will be handled in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998 and will not be made available to other organisations without the consent of the individual. Acumen Intelligence is registered with the Information Commissioner's Office register entry Z8898937.

Any communication or material you post or transmit to us over the Internet is, and will be treated as non-confidential and non-proprietary. Upon the transmission of any personal information to us, you expressly grant permission to us to disseminate and/or use such information for any lawful purpose.

Posting or transmittal of any unlawful, threatening, libellous, defamatory, obscene, pornographic or profane material or any material that could constitute or encourage conduct that would be considered a criminal offence or violation of any law is strictly prohibited.

No Warranties
We make no representations or warranties with respect to this website or its contents, which are provided for use 'as is'. We disclaim all warranties, express or implied, including without limitation the implied warranties of title, non-infringement, merchantability, quality and fitness for a particular purpose, with respect to this website and any site with which it is linked. We also make no representations or warranties as to whether the information accessible via this website, or any site with which it is linked, is accurate, complete, or current. You accept that our shareholders, owners, officers, director, employees and other representatives shall have the benefit of this clause.

It is your responsibility to evaluate (or take professional advice on) the accuracy and completeness of all information, statements, opinions and other material on this website or any website with which it is linked. Your statutory rights as a consumer, if any, are not affected by these provisions, and we do not seek to exclude or limit liability for fraudulent misrepresentation.

Exclusion of Liability
To the fullest extent permitted by applicable laws we, on behalf of our employees, agents, suppliers, and contractors exclude liability for any losses and expenses of whatever nature and howsoever arising including, without limitation, any direct, indirect, special, punitive, or consequential damages, loss of use, loss of data, loss caused by a virus, loss of income or profit, loss of or damage to property, claims of third parties, or other losses of any kind or character, even if we have been advised of the possibility of such damages or losses, arising out of or in connection with the use of this website or any website with which it is linked. You assume total responsibility for establishing such procedures for data back up and virus checking as you consider necessary.

Your obligations
You agree to use the website in a manner consistent with any and all applicable rules and regulations. You agree not to upload or transmit through the website any computer viruses, trojan horses, worms or anything else designed to interfere with, interrupt or disrupt the normal operating procedures of a computer.

You agree to indemnify, release and hold us harmless as well as our officers, directors, agents, representatives and employees from any claim, liability, loss, expense or demand, including legal fees, related to your violation of these Terms of Use or your access or use of this website or any of the information, materials, products or services available through this website.

Modification and Discontinuation
We reserve the right at any time and from time to time to modify, edit, delete, suspend or discontinue, temporarily or permanently this website (or any portion thereof) and/or the information, materials, products and/or services available through this website (or any part thereof) with or without notice. You agree that we shall not be liable to you or to any third party for any such modification, editing, deletion, suspension or discontinuance of this website.

Entire Understanding
These Terms of Use contain the entire understanding between you and us with respect to this website and no representation, statement, inducement oral or written, not contained herein shall bind any party to this agreement. Should any part of these terms for any reason be declared invalid by a court of competent jurisdiction, such determination shall not affect the validity of any remaining portion and such remaining portion shall remain in full force and effect as if the invalid portion of these terms had been eliminated. Our failure to enforce any provision of these Terms of Use shall not be deemed a waiver of such provision nor of the right to enforce such provision.

Law and Jurisdiction
These Terms of Use are made under English law and this website is operated from England. Access to, or use of, this website or information, materials, products and/or services on this website may be prohibited by law in certain countries or jurisdictions. You are responsible for compliance with any applicable laws of the country from which you are accessing this website. We make no representation that the information contained herein is appropriate or available for use in other locations outside England.

You agree that the courts of England shall have exclusive jurisdiction to resolve any controversy or claim of whatever nature arising out of or relating to use of this website, and that the laws of England shall govern such dispute or claim. However, we retain the right to bring legal proceedings in any jurisdiction where we believe that infringement of this agreement is taking place or originating.