This page covers the principal issues surrounding using the
website including copyrights, downloads, linking, uploading,
advertisements, viruses, limitation on liability.
It is a condition of the Society of Trust and Estate
Practitioners (“STEP”) allowing you free access to the material on
this website (“Website”) that you accept the terms and conditions
of this notice.
The contents of this website are copyright STEP 2013. The
copying or incorporation into any other work of part or all of the
material available on this website in any form is prohibited.
2 Downloads and streaming
2.1 You may download or stream computer files from the Website
(subject to any special conditions you may be asked to agree to
before doing so) or use links to other websites from where you can
download or stream computer files including (without limitation)
files containing executable programs or comprising, product
descriptions and/or marketing materials (each a "Download"). Such
Downloads are, where downloaded from the Website subject to these
terms and conditions, where downloaded from a linked website they
are subject to the terms and conditions on that website, and in
both instances subject to any other terms and conditions you accept
during the installation process of the Downloads.
2.2 You may not remove any product identification, copyright
notices or other notices from materials or Downloads, or any copies
thereof which you may have made.
2.3 The Website the materials and/or the Downloads may
contain/display: (i) trade marks that are not owned by STEP; and
(ii) devices/logos/characters which are protected by copyrights not
owned by STEP (together "Third Party Marks"). STEP does not make
any claim of ownership in relation to any Third Party Marks. Use of
a Third Party Mark in the Website, the materials and/or the
Downloads does not constitute endorsement by/of the relevant owner
of such Third Party Mark unless specifically stated.
3 Uploading material to the site
3.1 Whenever you make use of a feature that allows you to upload
material to the Website, or to make contact with other users of the
such other conditions which apply to use of the various services
available through this Website. You warrant that any such
contribution does comply with such terms and conditions, and you
indemnify STEP for any breach of that warranty.
3.2 Any material you upload to Website will be considered
non-confidential and non-proprietary, and STEP shall have the right
to use, copy, distribute and disclose to third parties any such
material for any purpose. STEP also has the right to disclose your
identity to any third party who is claiming that any material
posted or uploaded by you to the Website constitutes a violation of
their intellectual property rights, or of their right to
3.3 STEP 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 the Website.
3.4 STEP has the right to remove any material or posting you
make on the Website if, in its opinion, such material does not
STEP DOES NOT VERIFY THE ACCURACY OF THE INFORMATION CONTAINED
WITHIN ANY THIRD PARTY ADVERTISEMENTS AND YOU SHOULD CHECK
THOROUGHLY ANY DETAILS SUPPLIED BEFORE RELYING UPON THE SAME AND/OR
BEFORE INCURRING ANY COSTS. STEP IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY
INACCURACY, MISLEADING STATEMENT OR REPRESENTATION MADE BY ANY
THIRD PARTY ADVERTISERS WHETHER WITHIN AN ADVERT UPON THIS WEBSITE
5 Information provided
5.1 INFORMATION AND DOWNLOADS ON THIS WEBSITE ARE PROVIDED “AS
IS” WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED
INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF
MERCHANTABILITY, SATISFACTORY QUALITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR
PURPOSE OR NON-INFRINGEMENT. ALL SUCH WARRANTIES ARE EXCLUDED TO
THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.
5.2 Information and Downloads on this website may be incomplete,
out of date or inaccurate and may contain technical inaccuracies or
typographical errors. Information may be changed or updated without
notice. Advertisers may make improvements and/or changes in the
details provided at any time without notice. It is therefore
essential that you verify all such information with the third party
advertisers before taking any action in reliance upon it.
6 Links and banners
6.1 STEP makes no representations whatsoever about any other
website which you may access through this one. When you access a
website which does not belong to STEP, please understand that it is
independent from STEP, and that STEP has no control over the
contents of that website. In addition, a link to a non-STEP website
does not mean that STEP endorses or accepts any responsibility for
the content, or the use, of such website or any products or
services offered through it.
6.2 You may link to the home page of the Website, provided you
do so in a way that is fair and legal and does not damage STEP's
reputation or take advantage of it, but you must not establish a
link in such a way as to suggest any form of association, approval
or endorsement on STEP's part where none exists.
7 Viruses, hacking and other offences
7.1 You must not misuse the 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 the Website, the server on which the Website
is stored or any server, computer or database connected to the
Website. You must not attack the Website via a denial-of-service
attack or a distributed denial-of service attack.
7.2 By breaching this provision, you would commit a criminal
offence under the Computer Misuse Act 1990. STEP will report any
such breach to the relevant law enforcement authorities and will
co-operate with those authorities by disclosing your identity to
them. In the event of such a breach, your right to use the Website
will cease immediately.
8 Limitation of liability
8.1 IN NO EVENT WILL STEP BE LIABLE TO ANY PARTY FOR ANY DIRECT,
INDIRECT, SPECIAL OR OTHER CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES FOR ANY USE OF
THIS WEBSITE OR DOWNLOADS AND/OR STREAMING OBTAINED FROM IT OR ANY
USE OF ANY OTHER HYPER-LINKED WEBSITE INCLUDING, WITHOUT
LIMITATION, ANY LOST PROFITS, BUSINESS INTERRUPTION, LOSS OF
PROGRAMS OR OTHER DATA ON YOUR INFORMATION HANDLING SYSTEM OR
OTHERWISE, EVEN IF STEP IS EXPRESSLY ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF
8.2 STEP PROVIDES THE SERVICES “AS IS” AND “AS AVAILABLE” AND
WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY OR CONDITION, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED. WITHOUT
PREJUDICE TO THE GENERALITY OF THE FOREGOING, STEP DOES NOT WARRANT
THAT THE WEBSITE WILL OPERATE WITHOUT INTERRUPTIONS, BE TIMELY,
SECURE OR ERROR-FREE AND SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY LOSS OR DAMAGE
ARISING FROM THE UNAVAILABILITY OF THE WEBSITE FROM TIME TO TIME OR
FROM YOUR INABILITY TO USE THE WEBSITE.
8.3 IN NO EVENT WILL STEP BE LIABLE TO YOU FOR ANY INDIRECT,
SPECIAL OR OTHER CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES ARISING IN CONTRACT, TORT OR
OTHERWISE, INCLUDING LOSS OF PROFITS, EVEN IF STEP HAS BEEN ADVISED
OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. EXCEPT FOR DEATH OR PERSONAL
INJURY ARISING FROM STEP’S NEGLIGENCE.
9.1 The laws of England and Wales shall apply to your use of the