Terms & Conditions
These Terms and Conditions and the General Website Terms and Conditions set out in Schedule 1 (together "the" or "this" "Agreement") are a legal agreement between Stylus Media Group Limited (“Stylus” or “us”, “we” “our” etc) and the organisation, firm, company or individual on behalf of which these Terms and Conditions have been agreed to by signing a quote issued by Stylus or by accessing the Site at www.Stylus.com (the “Subscriber” or “you” “your” etc). The individual signing the quote or accessing the Site confirms that he or she is authorised to agree to this Agreement on behalf of the Subscriber.
This Agreement applies to any services, content or information which we supply or make available to you from the website at www.stylus.com (“our site” or the “Stylus Site”). Please read this Agreement carefully before using our site or ordering any subscription from it. You should understand that by using our site or ordering any of our Services (whether in return for a Subscription Fee or on a trial basis), you agree to be bound by this Agreement.
Each individual who accesses our site also agrees to this Agreement in his or her capacity as an Authorised User or guest (where he or she is not an Authorised User).
01 - Definitions
The following words and expressions shall have the following meanings in this Agreement:
“Authorised User” means any person who has been given a User ID by or at the request of the Subscriber;
“Commencement Date” means:
(a) for Subscribers taking a full subscription to our Services, the date on which we receive payment in full from you in cleared funds for the full Subscription Fee payable for our Services; or
(b) for Subscribers taking a trial subscription, the date on which we issue you with your first User ID .
“Force Majeure Event” has the meaning shown in clause 7.1;
“General Website Terms and Conditions of Use” means the Terms and Conditions for use of our site in Schedule 1 or as subsequently amended;
“Materials” has the meaning shown in section 4.1 of Schedule 1;
“Stylus Services”, “Services” or “our Services” means the content, materials and information made available from the Stylus Site from time to time;
“Subscription Fee” means the Subscription Fee of which we will inform you;
“User ID” means a username and password issued by Stylus;
References to clauses are to clause numbers in these Terms and Conditions.
02 - License
2.1 – Clauses 2.1 to 2.3 (inclusive) apply where you take a full subscription to the Services (as opposed to taking out a trial subscription). Clause 2.4 applies where you take a trial subscription to our Services. The remainder of this clause applies both to full subscriptions and trial subscriptions.
2.2 – There will be no contract for us to supply you with any Services and you will not have access to the Services until we have received the full Subscription Fee from you.
2.3 – In return for your paying the Subscription Fee, Stylus grants you the right for your Authorised Users to use and access the Stylus Services upon the terms and provisions of this Agreement.
2.4 – Where you have been offered a trial subscription to the services, Stylus grants to you the right for your Authorised Users to use and access the Stylus Services upon the terms and provisions of this Agreement on a trial basis. You will not be required to pay a Subscription Fee in respect of your trial use of the Stylus Services.
2.5 – Either Stylus or the Subscriber (at Stylus’s discretion) shall allocate a User ID for each Authorised User to access the Stylus Site.
03 - Your Warranties and Obligations
3.1 – You warrant and confirm that all information provided to us by email or otherwise in writing is true and accurate and you undertake to notify us immediately and, in any event within seven days, if any of that information changes.
3.2 – All User IDs are personal to the Authorised User for which they have been issued only and should not be transferred. Each Authorised User is only entitled to one user name and password. You agree that all User IDs will be kept confidential and must not be disclosed to any third party. You are responsible for any use or misuse of any User ID and you will report to us any suspected misuse immediately.
3.4 – You are responsible for the compliance by your Authorised Users with the terms and provisions of this Agreement and any breach by any Authorised User of the terms and provisions of this Agreement shall be considered a breach by you. You agree to put in place appropriate processes and procedures in order to monitor compliance with this Agreement by your Authorised Users.
3.5 – You agree to notify us immediately if you become aware of any breach by any Authorised User of this Agreement
3.6 – You agree to indemnify us and keep us indemnified in respect of any losses, costs, charges and liabilities which we may suffer or incur by virtue of any breach by you or any of your Authorised User of this Agreement.
3.7 – You agree to notify us immediately if you become aware of any infringement or potential infringement of any intellectual property rights in the Stylus Services.
04 - Fees and Payment and Term and Termination
4.1 – You agree to pay us the Subscription Fee annually in advance of the Commencement Date and each anniversary of it (except where you have only agreed to take a trial subscription to the Services). The Subscription Fee is non-refundable.
4.2 – Invoices for the Subscription Fee will be submitted to the Subscriber annually in advance to the address you have provided to us and are payable immediately upon receipt.
4.3 – Without prejudice to any other rights to remedies which we may have, if you fail to make to payment on time:
4.3.1 – we may suspend all access to the Services;
4.3.2 – if we do not receive payment within 30 days of the date of our invoice we reserve the right to charge interest on a daily basis (as well as before as after any judgment) from the date on which payment should have been received (i.e. the date of your receipt of our invoice) until the date we receive payment (both dates inclusive) at the rate of 4% per annum above the base rate of Barclays Bank Plc, compounded monthly;
4.3.3 – you shall be liable for (and will pay to us on demand) any costs of collection which Stylus incurs including, without limitation, any legal fees in recovering the sums not paid on time.
4.4 – The contract between you on the terms of this Agreement shall come into effect upon the applicable Commencement Date and shall continue:
4.4.1 – for all full subscriptions for the Services (other than trial subscriptions) for a period of twelve months and after that for additional periods of twelve months with effect from each anniversary of the Commencement Date; or
4.4.2 – for any trial subscription for such period as we shall determine and inform you of
unless and until this Agreement is terminated earlier in accordance with any of its other provisions.
4.5 – Either party may terminate this Agreement with effect from the end of any twelve month period referred to in clause 4.4.1 by giving notice to the other party in accordance with clause 6 at least sixty days before that 12 month period comes to an end.
4.6 – Stylus may terminate this Agreement upon any breach of this Agreement by the Subscriber or any of that Subscriber's Authorised Users.
05 - Disclaimer, Limitations and Exclusions of Liability
5.1 – Without limiting your general obligation to comply with and accept the General Website Terms and Conditions, you expressly agree and acknowledge that our site is provided on the basis of and subject to the Disclaimers, Limitations and Exclusions of Liability in the General Website Terms and Conditions and you agree to accept and be bound by them in all respects in relation this Agreement.
5.2 – This Agreement sets out the entire liability and all obligations of Stylus. All conditions, warranties and other terms and provisions which might otherwise be implied by law are excluded from this Agreement.
06 - Notices
6.1 – All notices given by you to us must be given to Stylus Media Group at 11th Floor, Capital House, 25 Chapel Street, London, United Kingdom NW1 5DH or Accounts@Stylus.com. We may give notice to you at either the e-mail or postal address that you have provided to us. Notice may also be given to you by us or our site. Notice will be deemed received and properly served 24 hours after an e-mail is sent, or three days after the date of posting of any letter or three hours after having been posted on our site. In proving the service of any notice, it will be sufficient to prove, in the case of a letter, that such letter was properly addressed, stamped and placed in the post and, in the case of an e-mail, that such e-mail was sent to the specified e-mail address of the addressee.
07 - Events Outside Our Control
7.1 – We will not be liable or responsible for any failure to perform, or delay in performance of, any of our obligations under this Agreement that is caused by events outside our control (“Force Majeure Event”).
7.2 – A Force Majeure Event includes any act, event, non-happening, omission or accident beyond our control and includes in particular (without limitation) the following:
7.2.1 – strikes, lock-outs or other industrial action.
7.2.2 – civil commotion, riot, invasion, terrorist attack or threat of terrorist attack, war (whether declared or not) or threat or preparation for war.
7.2.3 – fire, explosion, storm, flood, earthquake, subsidence, epidemic or other natural disaster.
7.2.4 – impossibility of the use of railways, shipping, aircraft, motor transport or other means of public or private transport.
7.2.5 – impossibility of the use of public or private telecommunications networks.
7.2.6 – the acts, decrees, legislation, regulations or restrictions of any government.
7.3 – Our performance under this Agreement is deemed to be suspended for the period that the Force Majeure Event continues, and we will have an extension of time for performance for the duration of that period. We may terminate this Agreement in any event if any Force Majeure event lasts for one month or more.
08 - Other
8.1 – If we fail, at any time to insist upon strict performance of any of your obligations under this Agreement, or if we fail to exercise any of the rights or remedies to which we are entitled under this Agreement, this shall not constitute a waiver of such rights or remedies and shall not relieve you from compliance with such obligations.
8.2 – You may not transfer, assign, charge or otherwise dispose of this Agreement, or any of your rights or obligations arising under it, without our prior written consent.
8.3 – We may transfer, assign, charge, sub-contract or otherwise dispose of this Agreement, or any of our rights or obligations arising under it, at any time.
8.4 – A waiver by us of any default shall not constitute a waiver of any subsequent default.
8.5 – No waiver by us of any of these terms and conditions shall be effective unless it is expressly stated to be a waiver and is communicated to you in writing.
8.6 – If any of these Terms and Conditions or any provisions of this Agreement are determined by any competent authority to be invalid, unlawful or unenforceable to any extent, such term, condition or provision will to that extent be severed from the remaining terms, conditions and provisions which will continue to be valid to the fullest extent permitted by law.
8.7 – This Agreement represents the entire agreement between us in relation to its subject matter and supersedes any prior agreement, understanding or arrangement between us, whether oral or in writing.
8.8 – We each acknowledge that, in entering into this Agreement, neither of us has relied on any representation, undertaking or promise given by the other or implied from anything said or written in negotiations between us prior to such Agreement except as expressly stated in this Agreement.
8.9 – Neither of us shall have any remedy in respect of any untrue statement made by the other, whether orally or in writing, prior to the date of this Agreement (unless such untrue statement was made fraudulently) and the other party’s only remedy shall be for breach of contract as provided in this Agreement.
09 - Information About You and Your Visits to Our Website
9.1 – We will process information about you which we obtain from our site. By using our site, you consent to such processing and you warrant that all data provided by you is accurate.
01 - General Terms and Conditions of Website Use and Definitions.
1.2 – References to section numbers in this Schedule 1 are to section numbers in this Schedule.
02 - Information About Us
2.1 – www.Stylus.com is the site operated by Stylus Media Group Limited ("Stylus" "we" "our" etc). We are registered in England and Wales under No: 7053320 and have our registered office and trading address at 11th Floor, Capital House, 25 Chapel Street, London, United Kingdom NW1 5DH; our VAT number is 987199053.
03 - Accessing Our Site
3.1 – We reserve the right to withdraw or amend the service we provide on our site without notice. We will not be liable for any reason if our site is unavailable at any time or for any period.
3.2 – Whilst parts of our site are available to guests, access to many parts of our site, and to our entire site, is limited to Authorised Users. Each Authorised User agrees to keep any user ID confidential and not disclose it to anyone else. We reserve the right to disable any user identification code or password at any time if in our opinion you or any Authorised User have failed to comply with any of the provisions of these General Terms and Conditions of Website Use.
3.3 – The time for which you can access our site as an Authorised User is as set out in the agreement between us and the Subscriber. However Stylus reserves the right to suspend or terminate your access to and/or use of our site at any time at its sole discretion with or without notice.
04 - Use of Stylus Content
4.1 – Stylus Services and all materials on the site (together "Materials") belong to us or our Licensors.
4.2 – For so long as you are an Authorised User you may retrieve and display Materials from our site on a computer screen, you may playback any video content, you may print individual pages on paper (but not photocopy them) and store such Materials and pages in electronic form on servers, PCs or other storage devices which are under the Subscriber’s control or that of one of its Authorised Users for internal use in the Subscriber’s business only. Authorised Users may use any of the Materials as source material (in internal reports to employees of the applicable Subscriber) but only if they give full credit to Stylus as the source and include relevant trade mark and copyright notices. You are not permitted to copy the designs, trade marks or other content or intellectual property of any third party included in the Materials as this may result in legal action being taken against you by the owner.
4.3 – Except as expressly permitted as set out above, you may not resell, reproduce, modify or in any way commercially exploit the Materials. In particular, but without limitation, you are not permitted to do any of the following without our prior written consent.
4.3.1 – redistribute any of the Materials;
4.3.2 – remove the copyright or trade mark notice from any copies of Materials;
4.3.3 – create a database in electronic or other form by downloading and storing all or any of the Materials other than on a server or equipment under the control of the Subscriber or an Authorised User as permitted under section 4.2.
Requests for consent pursuant to this clause 4.3 should be addressed to Stylus in accordance with section 12 below.
4.4 - All Stylus content and Materials must be deleted from all servers, PCs and other storage devices immediately on termination of this Agreement.
05 - Limitations, Disclaimers and Exclusion From Liability.
5.1 – We will endeavour to make the Services available at all reasonable times but we do not guarantee that they will be available at all times, especially, but without limitation, as availability of our site is dependent on the availability of communications and networks outside our control. We will not be liable if for any reason our site is unavailable at any time or for any period.
5.2 – All Stylus Services are provided by way of general information and are not specific to any requirements you may have. Without limitation the Stylus Services do not amount to advice or recommendations and you should not use them to make, or refrain from making, any decisions. You should not rely on the Services to provide you with any specific advice or returns.
5.3 – Our site may contain third party advertisements, directories or other third party material. It may also contain links to third party sites. We are not responsible for any third party advertisements, material or the content of any third party sites and we accept no responsibility for them or for any damage that may arise from your use of them.
5.4 – Stylus Services are provided "as is" and as available and we do not give any guarantees, conditions or warranties as to their accuracy or completeness.
5.5 – All conditions, warranties and other terms which might otherwise be implied by law are excluded from this Agreement.
5.6 – Subject to clause 5.7 and 5.8, we do not accept any liability for any direct, indirect or consequential loss or damage incurred by you or by any Authorised User or guest in connection with our site or in connection with the use, inability to use, or results of the use of our site, any actual or alleged defamatory statements, any websites linked to it and any materials posted on it.
5.7 – Subject to clause 5.8, we do not accept any liability for, without limitation:
(a) loss of income or revenue;
(b) loss of business;
(c) loss of profits or contracts;
(d) loss of anticipated savings;
(e) loss of data;
(f) loss of goodwill;
(g) wasted management or office time; and
for any other loss or damage of any kind, however arising and whether arising in tort (including negligence), by reason of breach of contract or otherwise, even if foreseeable.
5.8 – We do not exclude liability for death or personal injury caused by our negligence, nor liability for fraud or fraudulent misrepresentation. We do not exclude any other liability which cannot be excluded or limited under applicable law.
06 - Contributions, Bulletin Boards and Discussion Groups
6.1 – “Contribution" refers to any material and/or content which you post, share, upload or place or which you have posted, shared, uploaded or placed on our site.
6.2 – Our site may include bulletin boards, forums, chat rooms, discussion groups and other public areas which allow users to post content to our site which may or may not be interactive. You understand and agree that we do not monitor or review Contributions to our site.
6.3 –However, we reserve the right to terminate our agreement with any Subscriber and/or delete or remove any Contribution or other content with or without reason at our sole discretion including but not limited to any content which breaches the terms of this Agreement. We do not accept any liability for any direct, indirect, consequential, economic or other loss to you or to any other person caused by such Contribution as a result of terminating our agreement with you and/of resulting from the deletion of any Contribution or other content.
6.4 – You are solely responsible for the content or all Contributions you make. You agree to comply with any rules or policies relating to content of such Contributions which we make available or post on our site. Without limitation Contributions must not:
6.4.1 – contain any material which is or could be defamatory in any way;
6.4.2 – contain any material which is illegal, offensive, threatening or violent, sexually explicit or discriminatory or which may otherwise contain any content which may be illegal or offensive;
6.4.3 – advertise or promote any product or otherwise be used for commercial purposes;
6.4.4 – be likely to harass, intimidate, upset, embarrass, alarm or annoy any other person;
6.4.5 – infringe any third party intellectual property rights;
6.4.6 – contain any viruses or harmful elements;
6.4.7 – restrict or inhibit any other person from making any contribution or using our site.
6.5 – All Contributions will be considered non confidential and will be publicly available. By submitting to Contributions you give us the right to use, copy, distribute and disclose to third parties any such Contributions for any purposes and warrant and represent that you have all rights to do so.
07 - Further Services
7.1 – We may offer you the opportunity to take up our own or third party products or services on a paid for basis and which will be clearly identifiable as such.
08 - Cookies
10 - Variations
11 - Law and Jurisdiction
11.1 – This Agreement or any dispute or claim arising out of or in connection with it or its subject matter or formation (including non-contractual disputes or claims) will be governed by English law. Any dispute or claim arising out of or in connection with such Contracts or their formation (including non-contractual disputes or claims) shall be subject to the non-exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of England and Wales.
Stylus Media Group Limited ("We”, “Us", “Our”) are committed to protecting and respecting your privacy.
This policy (together with Our Terms and Conditions and any other documents referred to on it) sets out the basis on which any personal data We collect from you, or that you provide to Us, will be processed by Us. Please read the following carefully to understand Our views and practices regarding your personal data and how We will treat it.
For the purpose of the Data Protection Act 1998 (the Act), the data controller is Stylus Media Group Limited of 11th Floor, Capital House, 25 Chapel Street, London, United Kingdom NW1 5DH.
Our nominated representative for the purpose of the Act is Clare Cutt, General Counsel.
Information We May Collect From You
We may collect and process the following data about you:
Information and Your Computer Software
We may collect information about your computer, including where available your IP address, operating system and browser type, for system administration and to report aggregate information.
Where We Store Your Personal Data
All information you provide to Us is stored on Our secure servers. Any payment transactions will be encrypted. Where We have given you (or where you have chosen) a password which enables you to access certain parts of Our Site, you are responsible for keeping this password confidential. We ask you not to share a password with anyone.
Unfortunately, the transmission of information via the internet is not completely secure. Although We will do Our best to protect your personal data, We cannot guarantee the security of your data transmitted to Our Site; any transmission is at your own risk. Once We have received your information, We will use strict procedures and security features to try to prevent unauthorised access.
Uses Made Of The Information
We use information held about you in the following ways:
We may also use your data, or permit selected third parties to use your data, to provide you with information about goods and services which may be of interest to you and We may contact you about these by post or telephone.
We will only contact you with information about goods and services similar to those which were the subject of a previous sale to you.
Disclosure Of Your Information
We may disclose your personal information to any member of Our group, which means Our subsidiaries, Our ultimate holding company and its subsidiaries, as defined in section 1159 of the UK Companies Act 2006.
We may disclose your personal information to third parties:
You have the right to ask Us not to process your personal data for marketing purposes. We will usually inform you (before collecting your data) if We intend to use your data for such purposes. You can exercise your right to prevent such processing by checking certain boxes on the forms We use to collect your data. You can also exercise the right at any time by contacting Us at Accounts@Stylus.com.
Our Site may, from time to time, contain links to and from the Websites of Our partner networks, advertisers and affiliates. If you follow a link to any of these Websites, please note that these Websites have their own privacy policies and that We do not accept any responsibility or liability for these policies. Please check these policies before you submit any personal data to these Websites.
Access To Information
The Act gives you the right to access information held about you. Your right of access can be exercised in accordance with the Act. Any access request may be subject to a fee of £10 to meet our costs in providing you with details of the information We hold about you.
A cookie is a small file of letters and numbers that we store on your browser or the hard drive of your computer if you agree. Cookies contain information that is transferred to your computer's hard drive.
We Use The Following Cookies:
Strictly necessary cookies. These are cookies that are required for the operation of our website. They include, for example, cookies that enable you to log into secure areas of our website.
Analytical/performance cookies. They allow us to recognise and count the number of visitors and to see how visitors move around our website when they are using it. This helps us to improve the way our website works, for example, by ensuring that users are finding what they are looking for easily.
Functionality cookies. These are used to recognise you when you return to our website. This enables us to personalise our content for you, greet you by name and remember your preferences (for example, your region).
Targeting cookies. These cookies record your visit to our website, the pages you have visited and the links you have followed. We will use this information to make our website more relevant to your interests.
You block cookies by activating the setting on your browser that allows you to refuse the setting of all or some cookies. However, if you use your browser settings to block all cookies (including essential cookies) you may not be able to access all or parts of our site.
Questions, comments should be addressed to:
Stylus Media Group Limited
11th Floor, Capital House,
25 Chapel Street,