Website Terms of Use

Please read this Legal Notice carefully before using this website (the "Site")

This website is owned and operated by Douglas C Adams & Co Limited (DCA). Material contained on the Site is provided as a service and may be used for informational purposes only. By accessing the Site you agree to the following terms. If you do not agree to them, you may not use and should exit the Site.

Copyright information

The information on the Site, included but not limited to, text, graphics, images, audio clips and software is the property of Douglas C Adams & Co Limited (DCA), our partners or other relevant third parties and is protected by United Kingdom and International copyright and other laws.

Unauthorised use or distribution of any material on the Site may violate copyright, trademark, and other laws and is subject to civil as well as criminal sanctions.

The Site or any part of it may not, except where otherwise indicated, be reproduced, duplicated, copied, transferred, distributed, stored or otherwise exploited for any commercial use.

You agree to prevent any unauthorized copying of the materials and to ensure that all employees, where applicable, of your organisation adhere to these limitations.

Trademark information

Unless otherwise indicated, all trademarks, brand names and logotypes displayed on the Site are the property of the manufacturers or distributors as may be applicable and may not be used in any way without the prior written permission of the owner.

No warranties or representations

Information on the Site is provided "as is" without any express or implied warranty of any kind. In no event will DCA be liable to any person for any direct, indirect, special or other consequential damages related to the use of the Site, or for information on or use of any other hyperlinked website including, without limitation, any lost profits, business interruption, loss of programs or other data on your handling system or otherwise, arising out of the use of or inability to use the information, even if DCA is advised of the possibility of such damages.

Furthermore, DCA does not warrant the accuracy or completeness of the information, text, graphics, links or other items that may be contained on the Site. The information contained on the Site may be changed at any time without prior notification and DCA makes no commitment to update the information or other material contained on the Site.

Your information

In common with most websites we use cookies and access logs which gather usage data. By using this website, you consent to the collection, use and transfer of this information as explained below. Please refer to our Privacy Policy (http://www.dca-ltd.com) for details regarding the security of your information.

If you are not comfortable with our website using cookies please change your browser settings or navigate away from this website. Please note that by not using cookies some of the website's features may not be available.

Access logs

We have access logs which gather information indirectly. These logs record a user's IP address and browser and are aggregated to produce summary information. This allows statistics about the popularity of the website to be compiled.

Browser Detection

We detect the browser that the user is using for the purposes of tailoring the content to suit the features of, and to deal with the bugs in, different operating systems, browser types and browser version combinations.

Cookie policy

A cookie is a small file of letters and numbers that we place onto a user's device. It is used to tailor the user experience either for the duration of their visit (using what is known as a session cookie) or for repeat visits (whereby we store what is known as a persistent cookie).

We also use "analytical" cookies which allow us to recognise and count the number of visitors and to see how these users move around our website.

Are cookies Safe?

Yes, cookies are completely safe and do not hold any private information which could personally identify you. If you would like to find out more about cookies, visit www.aboutcookies.org

Types of cookies

Session
This type only lasts for the duration you are on the website.

Persistent
This type of cookie stays on a user's device and remembers their settings the next time they visit.

First party
These cookies are set by this website directly and have been programmed specifically for functionality relating to its usage.

Third party
These are cookies set by other websites. See section 3. below.

Users can manage or block the cookies set by us, or indeed any other website, should they wish to do so. This can be done via the browser settings on the user's device. A user who has consented can also withdraw their consent at any time using these settings.

For more comprehensive information on the subject of blocking cookies please visit www.aboutcookies.org. Users who wish to specifically manage or block cookies on the browser of their mobile device may need to refer to the manual for the handset.

Users should be aware that restricting or blocking cookies may have an impact on the functionality of this website and affect the intended experience.

We reserve the right to embed content from websites such as YouTube. As a result users should check the relevant third party website for more information about those cookies.

Cookies set by us

A persistent cookie is used to store the user's consent for us to store cookies on their machine.

We reserve the right to add further cookies in the future if we feel they will be beneficial for the performance of this website.

Cookies set by third parties

Google Analytics

We use Google Analytics, a free service offered by Google that gathers detailed information about the visitors to this website. This information is used to measure the flow of visitors around the site with a view to improving the user experience over time. Get more information on the cookies gathered by this service.

Website accessibility

We are committed to providing a website that is accessible to the widest possible audience including those with sight, audio and motor impairment restrictions.

Browser support

The site is built in a flexible manner and scales to ensure readability on whatever device or browser it is viewed upon. Browser support is progressive meaning more capable browsers may get improved aesthetics or functionality, yet content is still accessible on older browsers.

Visual options

Users browsing on a desktop computer with Microsoft Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, Apple Safari or Opera will find that they can scale/zoom the entire page, including images, by holding down Ctrl and toggling the +/- keys. Mac users need to use the Apple Cmd key in conjunction with +/-.

Users still using older browsers versions will find that they can resize the text only using the same key combinations.

Scale/zoom options can also be accessed via each browser's context menu.

Users browsing on mobile and tablet devices can scale and zoom the content using opposed digits dragged across the screen in the conventional manner.

Structure

The site has been developed using headings, paragraphs, lists and other HTML (HyperText Markup Language) to create a logical and semantic document structure.

Occasionally errors do slip into the HTML mark-up, either via human error or input mistakenly into the content management system. If you find a page which does not validate or has display errors, please let us know which page the error is on and we will endeavour to fix it as soon as possible.

Javascript and dynamic elements

Alternatives to scripts or other controls which rely on client device capability have been provided.

Context

Where possible, all hyperlinks use descriptive and meaningful text as a call to action. Short-hand language, such as click here has been avoided. Additionally, meaningful alt attributes and/or titles have also been added to all images where appropriate.

A written style that is straightforward and understandable has been employed throughout the site.

Navigation

A standard layout and navigation structure is maintained throughout the site. Screen reader users can skip the main navigation and return to the head of the page using the links supplied.

Site map

A site map has been provided that can help you navigate around the site. A link to this is available on every page of this website.

If you have any questions concerning this website or you wish to report a technical error, please get in touch using the various options available on the contact page.

 

 

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