Website User Conditions.

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Please read these User Conditions before using this site which is operated by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, a company incorporated in England, whose registered office is at 12 Great George Street, Parliament Square, London SW1P 3AD (registered with company number RC000487) and registered for VAT purposes with number GB 584940013. We operate this site for the purpose of promoting our activities and selling services supplied by us. By using this site, you signify your acceptance of these conditions in return for which we will provide you with access. 

From time to time we may modify the conditions so please continue to review the conditions of use whenever accessing or using this site. If at any time you do not wish to accept these conditions then you may not use this site.

NO RELIANCE
Whilst we take steps to ensure the accuracy of the information accessed via this site, we cannot guarantee or give any warranty as to the accuracy, timeliness or completeness of any information or material appearing on it. We have no responsibility for content provided by third parties and are merely providing access to such content to you. We have no obligation to verify the content of such information nor to edit any such information provided by third parties. We do not endorse, support, represent or guarantee the truthfulness, accuracy, or reliability of any third party details and you acknowledge that any reliance on such information will be at your own risk.

COPYRIGHT NOTICE
This site and all materials, information, text, code, content, software, videos, music, sound, graphics, photographs, illustrations, artwork, names, logos, marks, formats, files, devices and links contained in it or linked to it (together “Content”) are protected by copyright, trade marks and other rights of intellectual property owned by us or licensed to us. Anyone accessing this site is entitled to view any part of it. However, the Content must not be used nor reproduced (in whole or part) for any other purpose including (without limitation) on or in connection with another website or publication or for direct commercial gain. 

NO WARRANTY
This site and its content are provided "as is" excluding warranties of any kind, either express or implied, to the fullest extent permissible under applicable law. We accept no liability for functions contained on the site and make no warranty that the site will operate uninterrupted or error-free or that any defect will be corrected.  We do not warrant that the site is compatible with your computer equipment or that the site or its server is free of errors, viruses, worms or "Trojan horses" and we shall not be liable for any damage you may suffer as a result of such destructive features.

LIMITATION OF LIABILITY
You acknowledge that your use of this site and its content is at your own risk.    

Except for liability which we cannot by law restrict or exclude, we shall have no liability to you or any third party for any direct, indirect or consequential damages, loss of profits, or any other damages of any kind whether based on warranty, contract, tort (including negligence) or otherwise. Applicable law may not allow the limitation or exclusion of liability of certain damages, so this limitation or exclusion may not apply to you in its entirety.

LOCAL LAWS AND REGULATIONS
This site is not directed at persons in a jurisdiction where for any reason the site’s publication or availability is prohibited and any person for whom such a prohibition applies must not access the site. Those who access the site do so on their own initiative and are responsible for compliance with applicable local laws or regulations. 

PRIVACY STATEMENT
This statement sets out our policy in relation to the holding and using of information, which we may obtain from you when you contact us via the website. We will only use your personal information in accordance with, and for the purposes set out in the data protection statement included on the relevant web page where you input your information and/or as outlined in the cookies paragraph of these user conditions below. The relevant web page also allows you to tell us not to use your personal information in these ways.

As an RICS member you consent to RICS using the information you provide for the purpose of administering your membership, including all activities by RICS Regulation and for your personal information to be provided to other RICS offices around the world for the purposes set out in this notice.

It is intended that by providing personal information about yourself to us you consent to its use for the purposes stated in the relevant data protection statement  If, at any time in the future you would like us to stop using your details for any of the above purposes please email us.

This privacy notice does not cover the links within this site linking to third-party websites. You should read the privacy statements on the third-party websites you visit.

We keep our privacy statement under review and it may change. Please check our privacy statement from time to time prior to your use of the website.

COOKIES
This site incorporates the use of cookies. Cookies are small data text files that are placed on your computer when you visit a website. Cookies help to make websites work efficiently and provide us with information about how our website is used. When you visit www.rics.org, cookies enable us to collect standard internet log information and visit behavioural patterns. Cookies automatically identify your browser whenever you interact with our site. This helps us to make our site more responsive to your needs and to track and manage information relevant to your specific interests. In this way we can tailor our site to you, deliver a better and more personalised service and track the pages on our site that you are interested in.

Most web browsers allow some control of most cookies through the browser settings. To find out more about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set and how you can manage or delete them, visit www.allaboutcookies.org.

You can opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites by visiting https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.

You should note that if you do not accept the cookies or subsequently choose to disable cookies, you may not be able to access all the services on our site. We also note that one of the cookies we use is essential for parts of the site to operate and has already been set.

If you have a complaint or query about the use of your information, please contact us.

VALIDITY OF PROVISIONS AND REMEDIES
If any provision of these conditions is or becomes invalid or contravenes applicable regulations then the remaining provisions will not be affected.

WAIVER
No waiver by us of any breach of these conditions shall constitute a waiver of any other breach. No failure by us to exercise any remedy shall constitute a waiver of the right subsequently to exercise that or any other remedy. 

LINKS TO THE SITE
Websites or pages to which this site is linked (other than other websites operated by us) are for information only and have not been reviewed by us. We have no responsibility for the content of such websites or pages and accept no liability for any losses whatsoever that may be incurred as a result of any linking to the same.

GOVERNING LAW AND JURISDICTION
These conditions are governed by the laws of England and the English courts shall have the non-exclusive jurisdiction to resolve any disputes arising out of or under it.

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