Synectics plc, owner of

Please read these terms and conditions carefully before using this site

What is in these Terms?
The Terms (as defined below) tell you the rules for using Our website / (Site).

1. Who We are and How to Contact Us

1.1. Our Site is owned and operated by Synectics plc (We, Us, Our). We are registered in England and Wales under company number 01740011 and have Our registered office at Synectics House, 3-4 Broadfield Close, Sheffield S8 0XN. Our VAT number is 417 06 98 46.

1.2. We are a public limited company.

1.3. To contact Us, please email

2. Acceptance of these Terms

2.1. By using Our Site you confirm that you accept the Terms and that you agree to comply with them.

2.2. If you do not agree to the Terms, you must not use Our Site.

2.3. We recommend that you print a copy of the Terms for future reference.

3. Documents Comprising the Terms

3.1. These Terms which govern your use of Our Site shall comprise the following;

3.1.1. these general terms of use (Terms of Use);

3.1.2. Our website privacy policy (Website Privacy Policy), which sets out the terms on which We process any personal data We collect from you, or that you provide to Us;

3.1.3. Our acceptable use policy (Acceptable Use Policy), which sets out the permitted uses and prohibited uses of Our Site. When using Our Site, you must comply with this Terms of use Policy; and

3.1.4. Our cookie policy (Cookie Policy), which sets out information about the collection of cookie data from Our Site.

4. Changes to these Terms

4.1. We may unilaterally amend the Terms at any time and for any reason from time to time without notification. Every time you wish to use Our Site, please check these terms to ensure you understand the Terms that apply at that time.

5. Changes to Our Site

5.1. We may update and change Our Site and its’ content from time to time to reflect changes to Our products, services, information about any of Our companies, Our users’ needs and Our business priorities.

5.2. We will use Our reasonable endeavours to give visitors to Our Site notice of any major changes upon your next visit following any significant changes to Our Site but We are not obliged to contact you personally.

6. Suspension of Our Site

6.1. Our Site is made available free of charge.

6.2. We do not guarantee that Our Site, or any content on it, will always be available or be uninterrupted. We may suspend or withdraw or restrict the availability of all or any part of Our Site for business and operational reasons at any time.

6.3. You are responsible for ensuring that all persons who access Our Site through your internet connection are aware of the Terms and other applicable terms and conditions, and that they comply with them.

6.4. Our Site is primarily directed to people residing in the United Kingdom. We do not represent that content available on or through Our Site is appropriate for use or available in other countries around the world.

7. Your Account

7.1. From time to time we may choose to allow individuals to register an online account with us. This service can be suspended or changed at any time, at our discretion.

7.2. If you choose, or if you are provided with, a user identification code, password or any other piece of information as part of Our security procedures through holding an online account with us, you must treat such information as confidential. You must not disclose it to any third party.

7.3. We have the right to disable any user identification code or password, whether chosen by you or allocated by Us, at any time, if in Our reasonable opinion you have failed to comply with any of the provisions of the Terms.

7.4. If you know or suspect that anyone other than you knows your user identification code or password, you must promptly notify Us at

8. Materials and Information on Our Site

8.1. We are the owner or the licensee of all intellectual property rights in Our Site, and in the material published on it. Those works are protected by intellectual property laws and treaties around the world. All such rights are reserved.

8.2. You must not modify the paper or digital copies of any materials you have printed off or downloaded in any way, and you must not use any illustrations, photographs, video or audio sequences or any graphics separately from any accompanying text.

8.3. Our status (and that of any identified contributors) as the authors of content on Our Site must always be acknowledged.

8.4. You must not use any part of the content on Our Site for commercial purposes without obtaining a licence to do so from Us or our licensors.

8.5. If you print off, copy or download any part of Our Site in breach of these terms of use, your right to use Our Site will cease immediately and you must, at Our option, return or destroy any copies of the materials you have made.

9. Reliance

9.1. The content on Our Site is provided for general information only. It is not intended to amount to advice on which you may rely. You must obtain professional or specialist advice before taking, or refraining from, any action on the basis of the content on Our Site.

9.2. We make no representations, warranties or guarantees, whether express or implied, that the content on Our Site is accurate, complete or up to date.

9.3. The Terms (as defined in clause 3) along with any other notices that appear from time to time on other webpages that make up the Site constitute the entire agreement between Us and you regarding your use of this Site. To the extent that there are any differences between previous versions of the Terms, the most recent version will supersede and extinguish all previous version, agreements, promises, assurances or warranties of any sort, whether written or not that may exist between you and Us regarding Our Site.

9.4. You expressly accept that you shall have no remedies in respect of any statement, representation, assurance or warranty (howsoever made) that is not set out either in the Terms or any other document which may appear on another webpage of this Site from time to time. You shall have no claim for any innocent or negligent misrepresentation (or misstatement) based on any statement in the Terms.

10. Third Party Websites

10.1. Where Our Site contains any links to other sites and resources provided by third parties, these links are provided for your information only. You must not interpret the provision of such links on Our Site as being any sort of approval by Us of those linked websites or information you may obtain from them.

10.2. You accept that We have no control over the contents, functionality or availability of any third party websites to which We have a provided a link.

11. User-Generated Content

11.1. From time to time the Site may include information and materials uploaded by other users of the Site, including to bulletin boards and chat rooms. This information and these materials have not been verified or approved by Us. The views expressed by other users on Our Site do not represent Our views or values.

11.2. If you wish to complain about information and materials uploaded by other users please contact Us at

12. Limitation of Liability

12.1. We do not exclude or limit in any way Our liability to you in respect Our Site (and its’ use) where it would be unlawful to do so. This includes liability for death or personal injury suffered by you as a direct result of your use of this Site, provided that such liability or loss is definitively caused by Our negligence or the negligence of Our employees, agents or subcontractors and for Our fraud or fraudulent misrepresentation.

12.2. Different limitations and exclusions of liability will apply to liability arising as a result of the supply of any products or services to you. Such exclusions and limitation are set out separately under contract and are not reproduced in these Terms.

12.3. Subject to clause 12.1 and in connection with your use of Our Site;

12.3.1. We exclude all implied conditions, warranties, representations or other terms that may apply to Our Site or any content on it;

12.3.2. We will not be liable to you for any loss or damage, whether in contract, tort (including negligence), breach of statutory duty, or otherwise, even if foreseeable, arising under or in connection with: use of, or inability to use, Our Site; or use of or reliance on any content displayed on Our Site;

12.3.3. We will not be liable to you for: any direct losses suffered or incurred by you following your use of Our Site, which may include (but is not limited to);
a) loss of profits, sales, business, or revenue;
b) business interruption;
c) loss of anticipated savings;
d) loss of business opportunity, goodwill or reputation; or any indirect or consequential loss or damage suffered.

13. Computer Viruses or Bugs

13.1. We endeavour to provide a Site that is substantially free from any defects, problems, bugs or viruses. However we do not guarantee that Our Site will be completely secure or free from bugs or viruses.

13.2. You are responsible for configuring your information technology, firewalls, anti-virus software protection systems, computer programmes and platforms used to access Our Site.

13.3. You must not misuse Our Site by knowingly introducing viruses, trojans, worms, logic bombs or other material that is malicious or technologically harmful. You must not attempt to gain unauthorised access to Our Site, the server on which Our Site is stored or any server, computer or database connected to Our Site.

13.4. You must not attack Our Site via a denial-of-service attack or a distributed denial-of service attack. By breaching this provision, you would commit a criminal offence under the Computer Misuse Act 1990. We will report any such breach to the relevant law enforcement authorities and We will co-operate with those authorities by disclosing your identity to them. In the event of such a breach, your right to use Our Site will cease immediately.

14. Linking to Our Site

14.1. You may link to Our Site, provided you do so in a way that is fair and legal and does not damage Our reputation or take advantage of it.

14.2. You must not establish a link in such a way as to suggest any form of association, approval or endorsement on Our part where none exists.

14.3. You must not establish a link to Our Site in any website that is not owned by you.

14.4. Our site must not be framed on any other site, nor may you create a link to any part of Our Site.

14.5. We reserve the right to withdraw or restrict linking permissions without notice and without having to provide you any reasons for the withdrawal or restriction, which may continue for any period of time.

14.6. The website in which you are linking must comply in all respects with the content standards set out in Our Acceptable Use Policy (as defined in clause 3 above).

14.7. If you wish to link to or make any use of content on Our Site other than that set out above, please contact

15. Applicable Law and Jurisdiction

15.1. All of the documents comprising the Terms, their subject matter and their formation, and any claim or dispute arising out of or connection with them shall be governed by the laws of England and Wales.

15.2. The courts of England and Wales will have exclusive jurisdiction over any dispute or claim arising out of or in connection with the Terms.