Terms & Conditions

Website Terms of Use


www.manchestertechtrust.com (“the Website”) is owned and operated by Manchester Tech Trust (“MTT”).  Unless stated otherwise, we use the terms “we”, “our” and “us” on this website to refer to MTT through the website terms and conditions, which include these Website Terms of Use, our Privacy Policy and our Cookies Policy.

We are a limited company by guarantee registered in England under company number 09640814. Our registered office is at One, St Peter’s Square, Manchester M2 3DE.

We are also a charitable company, registered with charity number 1164681. Full details of our charitable registration can be found here.

If you want to ask us anything (whether about our services, this website, any of our terms and conditions or otherwise), then please contact us.

Website Terms of Use

These Website Terms (together with the documents referred to in it) apply to your use of the Website. The Website Terms apply regardless of how you access the Website, including any technologies or devices by which we make the Website available to you at home or on the move. You must read these Website Terms carefully, and we recommend that you keep a copy for your future reference. By accessing, browsing, using, or contacting us through the Website, you confirm that you have read, understood and agree to these Website Terms in their entirety. If you do not agree to these Website Terms in their entirety, please do not use this Website.

Other terms that may apply to you

These terms of use refer to the following additional terms, which also apply to your use of the Website:

Our Privacy Policy explains how we process any personal data that you provide via the Website. MTT respects the privacy of its Website users and is committed to protecting that privacy. The privacy policy demonstrates MTT’s firm commitment to privacy.

Our Cookies Policy sets out information about the use of cookies on our Website.

Changes to these Website Terms

We reserve the right to change and updated these Website Terms from time to time. We recommend that you revisit this page regularly to keep informed of the current terms that apply to your use of our Website.  By continuing to access, browse and use our Website you will be deemed to have accept any changes or updates to these terms.

These Website Terms were most recently updated on 28th June 2018.

Accessing our Website

Our Website is made available free of charge.

We do not guarantee that our Website, or any content on it, will always be available or be uninterrupted. We may suspend or withdraw or restrict the availability of all or any part of our Website for business and operational reasons. We will try to give you reasonable notice of any suspension or withdrawal.

You are also responsible for ensuring that all persons who access our Website through your internet connection are aware of these Website Terms and other applicable terms and conditions, and that they comply with them.

UK based

MTT is based in England and our site is operated from England. We do not represent that content available on or through our Website is appropriate for use or available in other locations.  Those who choose to access our Website from locations outside of England are responsible for compliance with local laws if and to the extent local laws are applicable.

Reliance on information

We will make every reasonable effort to ensure that any materials or information posted on our Website are accurate. However, materials and information posted on our Website are not intended to amount to advice on which reliance should be placed. We therefore disclaim all liability and responsibility arising from any reliance placed on such materials by you or by any visitor to our Website, or by anyone who may be informed of any of its contents.

We make no representations, warranties or guarantees, whether express or implied, that the content on our Website is accurate, complete or up-to-date.

We are not authorised or regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority and we do not, and will not, offer, promote or provide any financial advice or undertake any other regulated activity. In particular, we do not, and will not, recommend a particular investment or other financial or product or service as being suitable for your needs. Please seek advice from a financial advisor on the suitability of any investment or other financial product or service for your needs.

Any opinions expressed by any user of our Website are solely the opinions of that user(s) involved. We do not endorse any opinions expressed by any user of our Website and disclaim all liability and responsibility arising as a result of those opinions being expressed by any user of our Website.

Use of material on our Website

We are the owner or the licensee of all intellectual property rights in our Website, and in the material published on it.  Those works are protected by copyright laws and treaties around the world. All such rights are reserved.

You may print off and download extracts of any page(s) from our Website for your personal use and you may draw the attention of others within your organisation to content posted on our site.

You must not modify the paper or digital copies of any materials you have printed off or downloaded in any way, and you must not use any illustrations, photographs, video or audio sequences or any graphics separately from any accompanying text.

Our status (and that of any identified contributors) as the authors of content on our Website must always be acknowledged.

You must not use any part of the content on our Website for commercial purposes without obtaining a licence to do so from us or our licensors.

If you print off, copy or download any part of our Website in breach of these Website Terms, your right to use our Website will cease immediately and you must, at our option, return or destroy any copies of the materials you have made.

Links to other websites

Where our Website contains links to other sites and resources provided by third parties, these links are provided for your information only. Such links should not be interpreted as approval by us of those linked websites or information you may obtain from them.

We have no control over the contents of those sites or resources.

Our liability

These exclusions shall be governed by and construed in accordance with English law. If any provision 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.

Nothing in these Website Terms excludes or limits our liability for death or personal injury arising from our negligence, our fraud or fraudulent misrepresentation, or any other liability that cannot be excluded or limited by English law.

To the extent permitted by law, we exclude all conditions, warranties, representations or other terms which may apply to our Website or any content on it, whether express or implied.

We will not be liable to any user for any loss or damage, whether in contract, tort (including negligence), breach of statutory duty, or otherwise, even if foreseeable, arising under or in connection with:

  • use of, or inability to use, our Website; or
  • use of or reliance on any content displayed on our Website.

In particular, we will not be liable for:

  • loss of profits, sales, business, or revenue;
  • business interruption;
  • loss of anticipated savings;
  • loss of business opportunity, goodwill or reputation; or
  • any indirect or consequential loss or damage.

We will also not be liable for any loss or damage caused by a virus, distributed denial-of-service attack, or other technologically harmful material that may infect your computer equipment, computer programs, data or other proprietary material due to your use of our Website or to your downloading of any content on it, or on any website linked to it.

We assume no responsibility for the content of websites linked on our Website. Such links should not be interpreted as endorsement by us of those linked websites. We will not be liable for any loss or damage that may arise from your use of them.

How we may use your personal information

If you provide any personal data to us via our Website, we will only use this information as set out in our Privacy Policy.

Content standards

These content standards apply to any and all material which you submit or contribute to our website (contributions), and to any interactive services associated with it. You must comply with the spirit of the following standards as well as the letter. The standards apply to each part of any contribution as well as to its whole.

Contributions must be accurate and not misleading (where they state facts); be genuinely held (where they state opinions); and comply with applicable law in the UK and in any country or territory from which they are posted.

Contributions must not contain any material which is defamatory of any person; contain any material which is obscene, offensive, hateful or inflammatory; promote sexually explicit material; promote violence; promote discrimination based on race, sex, religion, nationality, disability, sexual orientation or age; infringe any copyright, database right, trade secret, trade mark, privacy right or any other intellectual property right of any other person including any moral rights that may exist in the contribution; be likely to deceive any person; be made in breach of any legal duty owed to a third party, such as a contractual duty or a duty of confidence; constitute or promote any illegal activity; be threatening, abusive or invade another’s privacy; be likely to harass any other person; contain any viruses, trojans, worms, logicbombs or other material which is malicious or technologically harmful or has an equivalent effect; be used to impersonate any person, or to misrepresent your identity or affiliation with any person; give the impression that they emanate from us, if this is not the case; or advocate, promote or assist any unlawful act such as (by way of example only) copyright infringement or computer misuse.

Uploading material to our website

Whenever you make use of a feature that allows you to upload material of any nature to our website (whether or not solicited by us), or to make contact with other users of our website, you must comply with the contribution standards set out in these terms. You warrant that any such contribution does comply with those standards, and you have the right to upload or post any material uploaded or posted by you to our website. You agree to indemnify us for any breach of these warranties.

Any material you upload to our website will be considered non-confidential and non-proprietary, and we have the right to use, copy, amend, publish, make derivative works of, distribute, disclose or licence to third parties and make any other use, whether or not for gain, of any such material for any purpose whatsoever. Additionally, you agree to waive any of your moral rights that may subsist in any material posted or uploaded by you to our website. We also have the right to disclose your identity to any third party who is claiming that any material posted or uploaded by you to our website constitutes a violation of their intellectual property rights, or of their right to privacy.

In the event that any material you upload to our website is protected by any third party intellectual property, proprietary or confidentiality rights whatsoever, you agree to take (at your own expense) any further action and execute any documents as may be reasonably required of you by us to ensure that we may exercise the rights in relation to such material as set out in the paragraph above. We will not be responsible, or liable to any third party, for the content or accuracy of any materials posted by you or any other user of our website.

Whether any material posted or submitted to our website is published or used is at our sole discretion and we are under no obligation to publish or use any such material. When posting or submitting material to our website you must provide your full name and email address so that we may contact you if we have any questions about the material you have provided. By posting or submitting material to our website you agree that we may show your name and location, but not your email address, in conjunction with any such material if that material is published or used on the website, or otherwise used by us.

We have the right to remove any material or posting you make on our website if, in our opinion, such material does not comply with the content standards set out in these terms.

Viruses, hacking and other offences

We do not guarantee that our Website will be secure or free from bugs or viruses.

You are responsible for configuring your information technology, computer programmes and platform in order to access our Website. You should use your own virus protection software.

You must not misuse our website by knowingly introducing viruses, trojans, worms, logic bombs or other material which is malicious or technologically harmful. 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. By breaching this provision, you would commit a criminal offence under the Computer Misuse Act 1990. We will report any such breach to the relevant law enforcement authorities and we will co-operate with those authorities by disclosing your identity to them. In the event of such a breach, your right to use our Website will cease immediately.

Rules about linking to our site

You may link to our home page and/or other content on our Website, provided you do so in a way that is fair and legal and does not damage our reputation or take advantage of it.

You must not establish a link in such a way as to suggest any form of association, approval or endorsement on our part where none exists. You must not establish a link to our Website in any website that is not owned by you.

Our Website must not be framed on any other site. We reserve the right to withdraw linking permission without notice.

If you wish to link to or make any use of content on our Website other than that set out above, please contact info@manchestertechtrust.com.

Other legal notices

There may be other legal notices on other areas of this Website which relate to your use of the Website, all of which will, together with these Website Terms, govern your use of this Website.

Entire Agreement

These Website Terms set out the entire agreement between you and us and supersede any and all prior terms, conditions, warranties and representations to the fullest extent permitted by law.

Law, jurisdiction and language

Please note that these terms of use, their subject matter and their formation (and any non-contractual disputes or claims), are governed by English law. You and we both agree that the courts of England and Wales will have exclusive jurisdiction.

Trade Marks

“Manchester Tech Trust” and the Manchester Tech Trust logo are unregistered trade marks of MTT.

Contact us

To contact us, please use the contact page on our Website or email us at info@manchestertechtrust.com.

Thank you for visiting our Website.