Terms & conditions of website usage

1. Definitions

1.1 “Ascensor” is the owner of the website (whose registered office is Unit 2 Oakwell Industrial Park, Birstall, Batley, WF17 9LU and company registration number is 06428823) and shall mean Ascensor Limited its successors and assigns or any person acting on behalf of and with the authority of Ascensor Limited.

1.2 “User” shall mean the person or entity browsing, viewing or using this website for any reason.

2. Acceptance

2.1 If the User continues to browse and use this website, they are agreeing to comply with and be bound by the following terms and conditions of use, which together with Ascensor's privacy policy, govern Ascensor's relationship with the User in relation to this website. If the User disagrees with any part of these terms and conditions, they must not use the website.

3.1 By browsing, viewing or using this website, the User agrees that:

(a) the content of the pages of this website is for their general information and use only. It is subject to change without notice; and

(b) neither Ascensor nor any third parties provide any warranty or guarantee as to the accuracy, timeliness, performance, completeness or suitability of the information and materials found or offered on this website for any particular purpose. The User acknowledges that such information and materials may contain inaccuracies or errors and Ascensor expressly exclude liability for any such inaccuracies or errors to the fullest extent permitted by law; and

(c) the use of any information or materials on this website is entirely at the User's own risk, for which Ascensor shall not be liable. It shall be the User's own responsibility to ensure that any products, services or information available through this website meet their own specific requirements; and

(d) this website contains material which is owned by or licensed to Ascensor. This material includes, but is not limited to, the design, layout, look, appearance and graphics. Reproduction is prohibited other than in accordance with clause 4 which forms part of these terms and conditions; and

(e) all trademarks reproduced in this website, which are not the property of, or licensed to Ascensor, are acknowledged on the website; and

(f) unauthorised use of this website may give rise to a claim for damages and/or be a criminal offence; and

(g) from time to time, this website may also include links to other websites. These links are provided for the User's convenience to provide further information. They do not signify that Ascensor endorses the website(s). Ascensor has no responsibility for the content of the linked website(s); and

(h) the use of this website and any dispute arising out of such use of the website is subject to the laws of England and Wales.

4. Intellectual Property

4.1 This website and its content is the copyright of Ascensor. All rights reserved.

4.2 Any redistribution or reproduction of part or all of the contents of the website by the User in any form is prohibited other than for the following:

(a) printing or downloading to a local hard disk extracts for the User's personal and non-commercial use only; and

(b) copying the content to individual third parties for their personal use, but only if the User acknowledges the website as the source of the material.

4.3 The User may not, except with the written permission (in advance) of Ascensor, distribute or commercially exploit the content. Nor may the User transmit it or store it in any other website or other form of electronic retrieval system.

5. Privacy Policy

5.1 The privacy policy sets out how Ascensor uses and protects any information that the User gives Ascensor when using this website. Where Ascensor asks the User to provide certain information by which the User can be identified when using this website, then this information shall only be used in accordance with the privacy policy.

5.2 Ascensor may change this policy from time to time by updating this page.

5.3 Ascensor may collect information from the User, including but not limited to, name, job title, contact information, email address, postcode, preferences and any other information relating to customer surveys and/or offers.

5.4 Ascensor may collect the information as outlined in clause 5.3 in order to understand the User's needs and provide the User with a better service and in particular for the following reasons:

(a) for internal record keeping; or

(b) to use the information to improve Ascensor's products and services; or

(c) Ascensor may periodically send promotional emails about new products, special offers or other information (which Ascensor believe the User may find interesting) using the email address provided by the User; or

(d) Ascensor (or their agent) may also use the information to contact the User for market research purposes, by email, phone, fax or mail. Ascensor may use the information to customise the website according to the User's interests.

5.5 Ascensor are committed to ensuring that the User's information is secure. In order to prevent unauthorised access or disclosure, Ascensor have put in place suitable physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information collected online.

5.6 Cookies (a small file placed on the User's computer hard drive) help Ascensor provide the User with a better website, by enabling Ascensor to monitor which pages the User finds useful or not. A cookie in no way gives Ascensor access to the User's computer or any information about the User, other than the data the User chooses to share with Ascensor.

5.7 The User can choose to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but the User can usually modify their browser setting to decline cookies if preferred. This may prevent the User from taking full advantage of the website.

5.8 The User may be asked permission for a cookie to be placed on their hard drive. Where the User agrees, the file is added and the cookie helps analyse web traffic or lets the User know when they visit a particular site. Cookies allow web applications to respond to the User as an individual. The web application can tailor its operations to the User's needs, likes and dislikes by gathering and remembering information about the User's preferences.

5.9 Ascensor uses traffic log cookies to identify which pages are being used. This helps Ascensor analyse data about web page traffic and improve the website in order to tailor it to customer needs. Ascensor only use this information for statistical analysis purposes and then the data is removed from the system.

5.10 Ascensor's website may contain links to other websites of interest. However, once the User has used these links to leave Ascensor's website, the User should note that Ascensor do not have any control over that other website. Therefore, Ascensor cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which the User provides whilst visiting such sites and such sites are not governed by this privacy policy. The User should exercise caution and look at the privacy policy or statement applicable to the website in question.

5.11 The User may choose to restrict the collection or use of their personal information in the following ways:

(a) whenever asked to fill in a form on the website, the User can indicate that they do not want the information to be used by anybody for direct marketing purposes; and

(b) where the User has previously agreed to Ascensor using their personal information for direct marketing purposes, the User may change their mind at any time by writing to or emailing info@ascensor.co.uk.

5.12 Ascensor shall not sell, distribute or lease the User's personal information to third parties unless they have the User's permission or are required by law to do so. Ascensor may use the User's personal information to send promotional information about third parties.

5.13 The User may request details of personal information which Ascensor hold about them under the Data Protection Act 1998. A small fee may be payable. If the User would like a copy of the information held they should write to: Unit 2 Oakwell Industrial Park, Birstall, Batley, WF17 9LU.

5.14 In the event the User believes that any information Ascensor is holding on them is incorrect or incomplete, they should write to Ascensor or email info@ascensor.co.uk as soon as possible, at the above address. Ascensor shall promptly correct any information found to be incorrect

6. Cookies

6.1 Our website uses cookies to distinguish you from other users of our website. This helps us to provide you with a good experience when you browse our website and also allows us to improve our site.

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. The cookies we may use are:

Strictly necessary cookies (SNc). These are cookies that are required for the operation of our website. They may include, for example, cookies that enable you to log into secure areas of our website.

Analytical/performance cookies (APc). These are cookies that 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 (Fc). These are used to recognise you when you return to our website. This enables us to personalise our content for you and remember your preferences.

[Please note that our advertisers may also use cookies, over which we have no control.]

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.

7. Disclaimer

7.1 The information contained in this website is for general information purposes only. The information is provided by Ascensor and while Ascensor endeavour to keep the information up to date and correct, they make no representations or warranties of any kind, express or implied, about the completeness, accuracy, reliability, suitability or availability with respect to the website or the information, products, services, or related graphics contained on the website for any purpose. Any reliance the User places on such information is therefore strictly at your own risk.

7.2 In no event will Ascensor be liable for any loss or damage, including but not limited to, indirect or consequential loss or damage, or any loss or damage whatsoever arising from loss of data or profits arising out of, or in connection with, the use of this website.

7.3 Through this website the User is able to link to other websites which Ascensor does not have control of and has no control over the nature, content and availability of those sites. The inclusion of any links does not necessarily imply a recommendation or endorse the views expressed within them.

7.4 Every effort is made to keep the website up and running smoothly. However, Ascensor takes no responsibility for, and will not be liable for, the website being temporarily unavailable due to technical issues beyond their control.

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