Terms and Conditions
Welcome to PistonHeads.com. By using our services, you are agreeing to be bound by all of these terms and conditions. If you don't wish to be bound by what you read below, you shouldn't use PistonHeads.com. We may change or update these terms at any time without prior notice. Your continued use of PistonHeads.com means that you accept any new or modified terms. So please check back here from time to time.
PistonHeads is a registered trademark of Haymarket Consumer Media. Other products and company names mentioned herein may be trademarks and/or service marks of their respective owners.
Copyright in PistonHeads (including but not limited to text, photographs, graphics and software) is owned by or licensed to the publishers, Haymarket Consumer Media. All rights are hereby reserved by Haymarket Consumer Media. Users may access content in PistonHeads solely for their own personal, non-commercial use. Users may not otherwise download or copy, store in any medium (including any other website), distribute, transmit, re-transmit, modify or show in public any part of PistonHeads without the prior written consent of Haymarket Consumer Media. If you wish to make inquiries about a licence to reproduce material from the websites of PistonHeads, please contact us. By posting material on this website, you promise that it does not infringe any third party rights.
By registering, you certify that all information you provide in the registration is accurate. Users may only maintain one active registration. In other words, it's one registration per person. By accepting this agreement, you certify that you have no other registration with PistonHeads.com. You may not register a username that contains any reference to a company or website name.
Except as expressly provided in this Agreement, all of the content on this site is the property of PistonHeads.com or has been licensed for use by PistonHeads.com and is protected by UK and international copyright laws. "Content" means any information, mode of expression, or other material and services found on PistonHeads.com. This includes discussion boards, chat, software, our writings, graphics and any and all other features found on this website. Our content is intended for individual, personal use only. Any copying, distribution, storing or transmission of any kind, or any sort of commercial use of our content is strictly prohibited without our prior written permission.
We do not warrant that the website, its content or the server that makes it available are error or virus free or free of other harmful components or that your use of this website will be uninterrupted.
If you are dissatisfied with the website or any content or materials on it, your sole exclusive remedy is to discontinue your use of the website.
All content of this website including but not limited to the text, photographs, images, graphics, illustrations, designs, written and other material including the program and code that operates this website (together the 'content') is protected by copyright, trade mark and/or other proprietary rights owned by or licensed to us. Downloading, printing or copying of any content from this website is permitted only for the purposes of personal use in which case you must acknowledge the source of the material. All other uses of the content are expressly prohibited.
The website may provide links to other websites, the content of which is not in our control. Accordingly we cannot accept any responsibility for the materials featured on such websites. Links to such websites are not to be taken as an endorsement of such websites or as a warranty that such websites will be free of viruses or other such items of a destructive nature.
Please note that any goods and services supplied or made available through this website or through sites which are linked to this website are supplied by third parties and not by us (unless stated otherwise). Any dealings between you and such third parties, including payment for and delivery of products or services and any other terms, conditions, warranties or representations, acts or omissions associated with such dealings, are solely between you and the third party. You agree not to hold us liable for any loss or damage of any kind incurred as the result of any such dealings.
User Supplied Content
The website contains material submitted and created by private and trade advertisers and other third parties. We exclude all liability for any illegality arising from such material, or any errors, omissions or inaccuracies in such material. When making a vehicle enquiry some calls may be recorded for training and monitoring purposes.
PistonHeads.com encourages active and open debate among our members. All that we ask is that it's done in a lawful and civil manner Ė be it posting on our boards or using our system to email another user directly. Accordingly, you agree to use PistonHeads.com for lawful purposes only.
You may not use, or allow others to use, your membership to:
While we can't review all transmissions by our users, PistonHeads.com reserves the right to monitor any information transmitted or received through our service. PistonHeads.com, at our sole discretion and without prior notice, may at any time review, edit, remove, or otherwise block any material posted on this website or terminate your membership for violating the above provisions.
You are responsible for all statements made and acts that occur through the use of your membership and password. Please don't disclose your password to anybody. If your password has been stolen, you must contact us immediately.
In the event of a breach of this agreement - and a loss being suffered as a consequence - PistonHeads.com will look to hold the consumer responsible for reasonable losses.
Disclaimer of Warranties and Liability
PistonHeads.com cannot and does not warrant the completeness or accuracy of the news or editorial content found on our site.
You understand and acknowledge that information posted or transmitted by other users are the sole responsibility of the person from which such material originated. PistonHeads.com takes no responsibility for the accuracy, completeness, or truth of the information posted on this website.
PistonHeads.com shall not be liable for any decision made or action taken by you or others based upon reliance on news published by PistonHeads.com. We rely on various sources of information that we believe to be accurate and reliable.
Advertisements on our site are provided by another organization. Our advertising partner will serve ads that it believes are most likely to be of interest to you, based on information about your visit to this and other websites (this information is anonymous in that it does not include your name, street address, e-mail address or telephone number). In order to do this, our advertising partner may need to place a cookie on your computer. For more information about this type of online behavioral advertising, about cookies, and about how to turn this features off, please visit http://www.youronlinechoices.
Haymarket Media Group Privacy Notice
Your personal information is being processed by Haymarket Media Group ('Haymarket'). For a full list of our brands and business divisions please visit our web site. Haymarket respects your privacy and is committed to protecting your personal information. We comply with the principles of the Data Protection Act 1998 and aim to maintain consistently high levels of best practice in our processing of your personal information. This Privacy Notice relates to our use of any personal information you provide to us through the Haymarket network of websites and/or other services provided by Haymarket.
In order to provide you with the full range of services, we may request and/or record information about you. This privacy notice explains the following:
Many Haymarket websites contain hyperlinks to websites owned and operated by third parties. These third party websites have their own privacy notices and we encourage you to review them. We do not accept any responsibility or liability for the privacy practices of such third party websites and your use of such websites is at your own risk.
2. What type of personal information is collected?
When you sign up to participate in or receive a service from any Haymarket website, such as a newsletter, competition, forum we will ask for limited personal information. We will also collect personal information from you when you subscribe to one of our magazines and when you communicate with us over the telephone or via written correspondence. This can include information such as your name, postal address, telephone or mobile number, fax number, email address, gender or date of birth. Different Haymarket websites may ask for different pieces of personal information. By entering your details in the fields requested, you enable Haymarket and its service providers to provide you with the services you select.
3. How will the information be used?
Haymarket will use your personal information for a number of non-marketing purposes including the following:
We may disclose your personal information to any member of our group which includes our subsidiaries as defined in section 1159 of the Companies Act 2006
4. Will I be contacted for marketing purposes?
Yes. Haymarket may use the information you have provided to promote the products and services of Haymarket or others.
However, be assured that we understand the irritations of unsolicited communications and are fully committed to ensuring the rights and obligations set out in the Data Protection Act 1998 and the Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulations 2003 are respected.
If you donít want it, you wonít get it. Any marketing communication you receive will always include a clear, simple option to refuse, or Ďopt-outí of such future communications. You may also opt-out at ANY time by contacting us (see below).
The Telephone Preference Service (TPS) and the Mailing Preference Service (MPS) offer consumers important statutory and non-statutory protection against unsolicited marketing contact. If you are registered on either service, Haymarket will assume that your subsequent submission of personal data via a Haymarket website or data capture form indicates, for the time being, your consent to receive marketing by us. You may opt-out at ANY time by contacting us (see below).
5. Will Haymarket share my information with anyone else?
Haymarket may disclose your personal data where it believes it is compelled to do so by law; in particular for the prevention or detection of crime, the capture or prosecution of offenders; and the assessment or collection of tax or duty.
Occasionally, we may share your contact information with carefully selected third party companies whose products and services we feel may be of interest to you. We will keep these offers relevant to your interests. It's easy to unsubscribe from any email or mobile messages you no longer want. (see below).
We use a number of third party organisations to help provide a professional service to our customers (i.e. fulfilment bureaus, call centres, and website designers). These organizations act as data processors and are strictly controlled in how they may/may not use your personal data. We remain responsible for the protection of your data.
Please note that some of our partners may be located outside the European Economic Area (EEA). Countries outside the EEA may not be required to protect personal information as stringently as countries inside.
6. Can I find out what personal information Haymarket holds on me?
Under the Data Protection Act 1998 you have the right to request a copy of the personal information that Haymarket holds about you. There will be an administration fee of £10 associated with this request and will require two pieces of identification to prove your identity. Please make a written application to the Data Protection Officer, Haymarket Media Group, Teddington, Middlesex, TW11 9BE.
If any of the personal information that we hold about you is incorrect, you can click on the contact us link on each website. If the incorrect information relates to your magazine subscription, then you can contact the customers services team on 08456 777 800 who will update your details as soon as practically possible.
8. Cookies and your privacy
In order to enable us to provide you with a personalised browsing experience, this website uses 'cookie' information collection technology. "Cookies" are small pieces of information that are issued to your computer when you enter a website. Cookies are stored by your browser on your computer's hard drive, and they can be used for a wide range of purposes, such as identifying your computer's previous visits to a website, and to ascertain the most popular features of a website.
If you wish to know more about cookies and how companies like Haymarket use them, please visit www.youronlinechoices.com or www.allaboutcookies.org. Information on these websites will assist you in exercising your privacy rights providing guidance on how to opt-out of future access or continued storage of information via cookies.
If you have any further questions or comments concerning your privacy, please contact;
Data Protection Officer
Haymarket Media Group
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