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REGULATORY INFORMATION AND TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF USE

Please read the following section carefully as it contains the conditions of use governing your use of the DLG Digital blog (the “Site”), operated by Direct Line Insurance Group plc. 

AVAILABILITY OF SITE

Whilst we have taken care in the preparation of the Site, certain technical matters may be beyond our control and we cannot guarantee that you will have uninterrupted or error free access to all of the Site at all times, that defects will be remedied, or that the Site, or the server that makes the Site available, are virus or bug free. Access may be suspended occasionally or restricted to allow for repair or maintenance or for the introduction of new services.

TRADEMARKS

Images, logos, names and trademarks on the Site are proprietary marks of Direct Line and/or any applicable relevant third party. Unless otherwise agreed in writing nothing on the Site shall be deemed to confer on any person any licence or right to use any such image, logo, name or trademark and any such use may constitute an infringement of the rights of the holder.

OWNERSHIP OF ALL MATERIALS ON THE SITE

We are the owner of all copyright, design, graphical and text arrangements, database rights and other intellectual property rights that exist in the content of the Site unless otherwise stated. The Site is intended for non‐commercial personal use only. You may not commercially exploit, publish, distribute, extract, re‐utilise or reproduce any part of the Site in any material form (including photocopying or storing it in any medium by electronic means) or use it in any other way other than in accordance with the limited use licence set out in our copyright notice.

Interference or entry to the Site with intent to corrupt, damage or deny service from the Site or for other commercial benefit shall be taken seriously and we shall take such action as is necessary to protect the Site from any such activities to protect our intellectual property rights. You acknowledge that damages may not be an adequate remedy for any infringement of such rights by you and that we are entitled to the remedies of injunction, specific performance, orders to deliver up infringing copies and any other statutory or equitable relief for any threatened or actual infringement and that no proof of special damages is necessary for reliance on such remedies.

EXTERNAL LINKS

We may provide links to other websites that are not under our control. These links are provided for your convenience. When you activate these links, you will leave the Site. We do not endorse or take responsibility for the content on third party websites or the availability of those websites and we are not liable for any loss or damage that you may suffer by using those websites. If you decide to access linked websites you do so at your own risk.

Certain links on the Site will lead you to websites that are under the control of other companies. These sites are operated on a local basis and may be subject to laws and/or regulation other than the UK. Please consult the conditions of use and privacy statement on those websites for further details on use of those websites.

Access to and use of the Site is at the user’s own risk and we do not warrant that the use of the Site or any material downloaded from it will not cause damage to any property, or otherwise minimise or eliminate the inherent risks of the internet including but not limited to loss of data, computer virus infection, spyware, malicious software, trojans and worms. Also, we accept no liability in respect of losses or damages arising out of changes made to the content of the Site by unauthorised third parties.

AMENDMENT TO THESE CONDITIONS OF USE

We reserve the right to amend the Site and these conditions of use without notice from time to time. Any such amendment shall be effective once the revisions have been posted on this Site. As these Conditions of Use may be updated from time to time, we suggest that you check them whenever you visit the Site. 

If any of these provisions shall be unlawful, void or unenforceable for any reason the particular provision shall be deemed deleted and will not affect the validity or enforceability of the remaining provisions.

MONITORING OF EMAILS

Email correspondence with us as a result of your access to the Site may be recorded for training purposes. By using such communication methods you are  consenting to such activities taking place. 

WAIVER

If you breach these terms of use and we do not take immediate action against you we are still entitled to enforce our rights and remedies in respect of any such breach or any subsequent breach.

JURISDICTION AND LAW

These conditions of use shall be governed by and construed in accordance with English law. Disputes arising here from shall be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of English courts.