Website terms and conditions

Legal disclaimer

While every care is taken to ensure that the information contained on this web site is accurate and up to date, Hawker Publications Limited does not guarantee the same.

It is a term and condition of accessing and reading information within this web site that Hawker Publications Limited provides the material published on it on the basis that it disclaims all warranties in respect of the same whether express or implied. Further, neither Hawker Publications Limited nor the original providers of the material accept any liability for any direct, indirect, incidental, consequential loss of business profits or special damages arising from its publication on the web site.

Sections of this web site contain hypertext links to external web sites. These links are included only to provide access to more information and suggest sites of possible interest to browsers. Hawker Publications Limited is not responsible for the content or decency of these Internet sites, the information contained on them or on any other site linked from those sites, nor does the presence of a hypertext link constitute an endorsement of or statement about the web site linked to.

[Browsers are entitled to copy material for their personal use from this web site, but may not republish any part of such material or the data contained therein either on another web site or as part of any commercial service without the prior written permission of Hawker Publications Limited.]

User Agreement

Please review the following User Agreement carefully before using this web site.

1. Introduction

1.1. This web site is owned and operated by The Hawker Publications Limited (“Hawker”).

1.2. This user agreement (“Agreement”) governs the use of the services provided on this web site (“Service”) produced by Hawker, including participation in the Service’s chat and bulletin-board or forum facilities (“Discussion Areas”).

1.3. Please read this Agreement carefully. Since the Service is designed to provide a forum for the robust and free-flowing exchange of information, opinions and comments, and an enjoyable and informative experience for all, Hawker Publications requires its users to abide by certain rules. Your use of the Service will constitute your agreement to comply with these rules.

1.4. If you do not agree with the rules contained in this Agreement, please do not use the Service.

1.5. These terms and conditions may be modified by Hawker Publications from time to time. Notice of revisions to this Agreement will be announced on this page. Continued use of the Service by you will constitute your acceptance of any changes or revisions to the Agreement, so it’s wise to check this page regularly.

1.6. Your failure to follow the Service’s rules, whether listed below or in supplemental notices posted at various points in the Service, may result in termination of your access to the Service, without notice, in addition to Hawker’s Publications other remedies.

2. Use of the Service by You

2.1. All material on this website belongs to Hawker or its licensors. You may retrieve and display content from this website on a computer screen, print individual pages on paper (but not photocopy them) and store such pages in electronic form on disk (but not on any server or other storage device connected to a network) for your own personal, non-commercial use. You may not in any way make commercial or other unauthorised use, by publication, re-transmission, distribution, performance, caching or otherwise, of material obtained through the Service.

2.2. You acknowledge that Black Beauty & Hair, Afro Hair Show and Hair Professional are trade marks and that you may not use them without written permission from Hawker.

2.3. You may not authorise others to use the Service, and you are responsible for all of your own use of the Service. You agree not to use any obscene, indecent or offensive language, or to place on the Service any material that is false, defamatory, abusive, harassing or hateful. Further, you may not place on the Service any material that is encrypted, constitutes junk mail or unauthorised advertising, invades anyone’s privacy, encourages conduct that would constitute a criminal offence or give rise to civil liability, or that otherwise violates any local, state, national or international law or regulation. You agree to use the Service only for lawful purposes and you acknowledge that your failure to do so may subject you to civil and criminal liability.

2.4. Other than connecting to Hawker’s servers by HTTP requests using a Web browser, you may not attempt to gain access to Hawker’s servers by any means, including, without limitation, by using administrator passwords or by masquerading as an administrator while using the Service or otherwise.

2.5. You are responsible for ensuring that any material you provide to the Service or post in a Discussion Area, including but not limited to text, photographs and sound, does not violate the copyright, trademark, trade secret or any other personal or proprietary rights of any third party.

2.6. You agree not to disrupt, modify or interfere with the Service or its associated software, hardware and servers in any way, and you agree not to impede or interfere with others’ use of the Service. You further agree not to alter or tamper with any information or materials on, or associated with, the Service.

2.7. You acknowledge that Hawker has not reviewed and does not endorse the content of all sites linked to from this Service and is not responsible for the content or actions of any other sites linked to from this Service. Linking to any other service or site from this Service is at your sole risk.

3. Links

3.1. Any third party web site that links to this web site must not: – create a frame or any other browser or border environment around the content of this site; – imply that Hawker is endorsing it or its products or services, infringe any intellectual property or other right of any person; – be a web site that contains content that could be construed as distasteful, offensive or controversial.

3.2. Hawker expressly reserves the right to request that any link in breach of these terms be removed and to take whatever other action it deems appropriate.

4. Copyright Complaints

4.1. Hawker respects the intellectual property of others, and we ask our users to do the same. Hawker may, in appropriate circumstances and at its discretion, terminate the access of users, subscribers, and account holders who infringe the copyright rights of others.

4.2. If you believe that your work has been copied and is accessible on any Hawker web site in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, or that the web site contains links or other references to another online location that contains material or activity that infringes your copyright, please contact Hawker.

5. Competitions and Prizes

5.1. From time to time Hawker will run competitions, free prize draws and promotions on this website. These are subject to additional terms that will be made available at the time.

6. Materials Provided by Others

6.1. You agree that Hawker is not responsible, and shall have no liability to you, with respect to any information or materials posted by others, including defamatory, offensive or illicit material.

7. Indemnification

7.1. You agree to indemnify Hawker and its affiliates, employees, agents and representatives, and to hold them harmless from any and all claims and liabilities (including legal fees) that may arise from your submissions, from your unauthorised use of material obtained through the Service, from your breach of this Agreement, or from any such acts arising through your use of the Service.

8. Additional Rules

8.1. Hawker reserves the right to post, from time to time, additional terms and conditions that apply to specific parts of the Service. Such additional terms and conditions will be posted in the relevant parts of the Service, and will be clearly identified. Your use of the Service constitutes your agreement to comply with these additional terms and conditions.

9. Disclaimer of Warranty and Limitation of Liability

9.1. YOU ACKNOWLEDGE THAT YOU ARE USING THE SERVICE AT YOUR OWN RISK. THE SERVICE IS PROVIDED “AS IS,” AND TO THE EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, HAWKER AND ITS AFFILIATES HEREBY EXPRESSLY DISCLAIM ANY AND ALL WARRANTIES, EXPRESS AND IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO ANY WARRANTIES OF ACCURACY, RELIABILITY, TITLE, MERCHANTABILITY, NON-INFRINGEMENT, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE OR ANY OTHER WARRANTY, CONDITION, GUARANTEE OR REPRESENTATION, WHETHER ORAL, IN WRITING OR IN ELECTRONIC FORM, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE ACCURACY OR COMPLETENESS OF ANY INFORMATION CONTAINED THEREIN OR PROVIDED BY THE SERVICE.

9.2. HAWKER AND ITS AFFILIATES DO NOT REPRESENT OR WARRANT THAT ACCESS TO THE SERVICE WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED OR THAT THERE WILL BE NO FAILURES, ERRORS OR OMISSIONS OR LOSS OF TRANSMITTED INFORMATION, OR THAT NO VIRUSES WILL BE TRANSMITTED ON THE SERVICE.

9.3. SAVE FOR THE PROVISIONS OF THE FOLLOWING CLAUSE HAWKER AND ITS AFFILIATES SHALL NOT BE LIABLE TO YOU OR ANY THIRD PARTIES FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, SPECIAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES ALLEGEDLY SUSTAINED ARISING OUT OF YOUR ACCESS TO OR INABILITY TO ACCESS THE SERVICE, INCLUDING FOR VIRUSES ALLEGED TO HAVE BEEN OBTAINED FROM THE SERVICE, YOUR USE OF OR RELIANCE ON THE SERVICE OR ANY OF THE INFORMATION OR MATERIALS AVAILABLE ON THE SERVICE, REGARDLESS OF THE TYPE OF CLAIM OR THE NATURE OF THE CAUSE OF ACTION, EVEN IF ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES.

9.4. HAWKER’S LIABILITY WILL NOT BE LIMITED IN THE CASE OF DEATH OR PERSONAL INJURY DIRECTLY CAUSED BY HAWKER’S NEGLIGENCE.  

10. Termination

10.1. Hawker has the right to terminate your ability to access the Service, for any reason, without notice.

11. Privacy Policy

11.1. The information that you provide about yourself to Hawker will only be used by Hawker in accordance with its Privacy Policy. The Privacy Policy does not apply to third party sites

12. Choice of Law and Jurisdiction

12.1. You agree that this Agreement, for all purposes, shall be governed by and construed in accordance with English law. You also agree, subject to the following clause, to submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English courts as regards any claim or matter arising under this Agreement.

12.2. For the exclusive benefit of Hawker, Hawker shall retain the right to bring proceedings as to the substance of the matter in the courts of the country of your residence.  

13. General

13.1. This Agreement is the complete and entire agreement between the parties and supersedes any prior agreement, whether written or oral.

13.2. If any provision of this Agreement is found to be invalid by any court having competent jurisdiction, the invalidity of that provision will not affect the validity of the remaining provisions of this Agreement, which shall remain in full force and effect.

13.3. Failure of either party to exercise any right or remedy under this Agreement does not constitute a waiver of that right or remedy.

If you don’t agree to the terms contained in this Agreement, please exit the Service now.


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