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Terms of Use

This notice is issued by The Centre for Early Furniture and Art Ltd (“Us”, “We”, “Our”), a company registered in England with its registered office address at Coach House Galleries Swinton Park, Swinton, Masham, North Yorkshire, England, HG4 4JH whose registered company number is 09614823 (“CEFA”).

This terms of use (together with the documents referred to in it) tells you the terms on which you may make use of our website under the domain name www.cefa.auction (“Our Website”) and applies to the entire contents of Our Website, whether as a guest or a registered user, and to any correspondence by email. Use of Our Website includes accessing, browsing, or registering to use Our Website.

Please read these terms of use carefully, as these will apply to your use of Our Website. By using Our Website, you confirm that you accept these terms of use and that you agree to comply with them.

If you do not agree to these terms of use, you must not use Our Website.

Other Applicable Terms

These terms of use refer to the following additional terms, which also apply to your use of Our Website

Our Privacy Policy, which sets out the terms on which We process any personal data that We collect from you, or that you provide to Us. By using Our Website, you consent to such processing and you warrant that all data provided by you is accurate.

Our Acceptable Use Policy, which sets out the permitted uses and prohibited uses of Our Website. When using Our Website, you must comply with this Acceptable Use Policy.

Our Cookie Policy, which sets out information about the cookies on Our Website.

If any provision or part of a provision of these terms of use is found by any court or authority of competent jurisdiction to be unlawful, otherwise invalid or unenforceable, such provisions or part provisions will be struck out of these terms of use and the remainder of these terms of use will apply as if the offending provision or part provision had never been agreed.

Any failure or delay by you or Us in enforcing (in whole or in part) any provision of these terms of use will not be interpreted as a waiver of your or Our rights or remedies.

You may not transfer any of your rights or obligations under these terms of use without Our prior written consent. We may transfer any of Our rights or obligations under these terms of use without your prior written consent to any business that We enter into a joint venture with, purchase or are sold to.

The headings in these terms of use are included for convenience only and shall not affect their interpretation.

Changes To These Terms

We may revise these terms of use at any time by amending this page.

Please check this page from time to time to take notice of any changes We make, as they are binding on you.

Changes To Our Website

We may update Our Website from time to time, and may change the content at any time. However, please note that any of the content on Our Website may be out of date at any given time, and We are under no obligation to update it.

We do not guarantee that Our Website, or any content on it, will be free from errors or omissions.

Access Our Website

Access to Our Website is permitted on a temporary basis and is made available free of charge. We do not guarantee that Our Website, or any content on it, will always be available or be uninterrupted. We may suspend, withdraw, discontinue or change all or any part of Our Website without notice. We will not be liable to you if for any reason Our Website is unavailable at any time or for any period.

You are responsible for making all arrangements necessary for you to have access to Our Website.

You are also responsible for ensuring that all persons who access Our Website through your internet connection are aware of these terms of use and other applicable terms and conditions, and that they comply with them.

Your Account Password

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

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 these terms of use.

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

Intellectual Property Rights

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

You may print off one copy, and may download extracts, of any page(s) from Our Website for your personal use and you may draw the attention of others within your organisation to content posted on Our Website.

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.

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

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

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

Disclaimer

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

Although We make reasonable efforts to update the information on Our Website, We make no representations, warranties or guarantees, whether express or implied, that the content on Our Website is accurate, complete or up-to-date. We may make changes to the material on Our Website, or to the services and prices described in it, at any time without notice. The material on Our Website may be out of date and We make no commitment to up date that material.

We provide you with access to Our Website on an “as is” basis, and to the maximum extent permitted by law, We exclude all representations, warranties, conditions and other terms (including any conditions) implied by law which but for these terms of use might apply in relation to Our Website and the services that We provide.

Limitation of Liability

Nothing in these terms of use excludes or limits Our liability for death or personal injury arising from Our negligence, or Our fraud or fraudulent misrepresentation, or any other liability that cannot be excluded or limited by English law.

The material displayed on Our Website is provided without guarantees, conditions or warranties as to its accuracy. To the maximum extent permitted by law, We exclude all conditions, warranties, representations or other terms which might be implied by statute, common law or the law of equity or any other terms which may apply to Our Website or any content on it, whether express or implied.

We will not be liable to any user for any direct, indirect or consequential 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 Website; or use of or reliance on any content displayed on Our Website.

If you are a business user, please note that in particular, We will not be liable for: loss of profits, sales, revenue, business, contracts or data; business interruption; loss of anticipated savings; loss of business opportunity, goodwill or reputation; wasted management or office time whether caused by tort (including negligence), breach of contract or otherwise, even if foreseeable; or

If you are a consumer user, please note that We only provide Our Website for domestic and private use. You agree not to use Our Website for any commercial or business purposes, and We have no liability to you for any loss of profit, loss of business, business interruption, or loss of business opportunity.

We will not be liable for any loss or damage caused by a virus, distributed denial-of-service attack, or other technologically harmful material that may infect your computer equipment, computer programs, data or other proprietary material due to your use of Our Website or to your downloading of any content on it, or on any website linked to it.

We assume no responsibility for the content of websites linked on Our Website. Such links should not be interpreted as endorsement by us of those linked websites. We will not be liable for any loss or damage that may arise from your use of them.

Uploading Content To Our Site

Whenever you make use of a feature that allows you to upload content to Our Website, or to make contact with other users of Our Website, you must comply with the content standards set out in these terms of use and in Our Acceptable Use Policy.

You warrant that any such contribution does comply with those standards, and you will be liable to us and indemnify us for any breach of that warranty. If you are a consumer user, this means you will be responsible for any loss or damage We suffer as a result of your breach of warranty. Other than personally identifiable information, any material you transmit, post or upload to Our Website will be considered non-confidential and non-proprietary, and We, and anyone We designate, have the right to use, copy, distribute and disclose to third parties any such content for any purpose.

We also have the right to disclose your identity to any third party who is claiming that any content posted or uploaded by you to Our Website constitutes a violation of their intellectual property rights, or of their right to privacy.

We will not be responsible, or liable to any third party, for the content or accuracy of any content posted by you or any other user of Our Website.

We have the right to remove any posting you make on Our Website if, in Our opinion, your post does not comply with the content standards set out in these terms of use and in Our Acceptable Use Policy.

You are prohibited from posting, uploading or transmitting to or from Our Website any material that breaches any applicable local, national or international law, is fraudulent or unlawful, amounts to unauthorised advertising or contains viruses or any other harmful programs.

You may not misuse Our Website (including by hacking) and you shall indemnify and hold Us harmless from any and all claims, liabilities, losses, damages, costs and expenses, arising out of or in connection with you misusing Our Website.

Any comments or feedback that you submit through Our Website must not:

  • contain any defamatory, obscene or offensive material.
  • promote violence or discrimination
  • infringe the intellectual property rights of another person
  • breach any legal duty owed to a third party (such as a duty of confidence)
  • promote illegal activity or invade another’s privacy give the impression that they originate from Us; or
  • be used to impersonate or to misrepresent your affiliation with another person.

You shall indemnify and hold Us harmless from any and all claims, liabilities, losses, damages, costs and expenses, arising out of or in connection with you breaching any restrictions and/or clauses set out in these terms of use.

We will fully co-operate with any law enforcement authorities or court order requesting or directing Us to disclose the identity or location of anyone posting any material in breach of these terms of use and Our Acceptable Use Policy. The views expressed by other users on Our Website do not represent Our views or values.

Viruses & Hacking

We do not guarantee that Our Website will be secure or free from bugs or viruses.

You are responsible for configuring your information technology, computer programmes and platform in order to access Our Website. You should use your own virus protection software. We will not be liable for any loss or damage caused by a distributed denial-of-service attack, viruses or other technologically harmful material that may infect your computer equipment, computer programs, data or other proprietary material due to your use of Our Website or to your downloading of any material posted on Or Website or on any website linked to Our Website.

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

Linking To Our Site

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

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.

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

Our Website must not be framed on any other site, nor may you create a link to any part of Our Website other than the home page.

We reserve the right to withdraw linking permission without notice.

The website in which you are linking must comply in all respects with the content standards set out in these terms of use and in Our Acceptable Use Policy.

If you wish to make any use of content on Our Website other than that set out above, please contact reception@cefa.auction. We have the right to withdraw the linking permission at any time.

Third Party Links And Resources In Our Website

Where Our Website contains links to other sites and resources provided by third parties, these links are provided for your information and convenience only. If you use these links, you leave Our Website. We have no control over the contents of those sites or resources and We do not endorse them or make representations about them. If you decide to access any third party websites linked to this Website, you do so entirely at your own risk.

Termination Of Use

We may terminate or suspend (at Our absolute discretion) your right to use Our Website and your use of Our services immediately by notifying you in writing (including email) if We believe you have acted in any way in breach of these terms of use and Our Acceptable Use Policy. Upon termination or suspension you must immediately destroy any downloaded or printed extracts from Our Website.

Applicable Law

These terms of use shall be governed in accordance with English Law. Any dispute(s) arising in connection with these terms of use, Our Privacy Policy, Our Website Acceptable Use Policy, Our Cookies Policy, or this Legal Notice, are subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of England and Wales.

Contact Us

To contact us, please email reception@cefa.auction.

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