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YPO Acceptable Use Policy


1.1 This acceptable use policy sets out the terms between you and YPO under which you may access our website ("the YPO Website"). This acceptable use policy applies to all users of, and visitors to, the YPO Website.

1.2 Your use of the YPO Website means that you accept, and agree to abide by, all the policies in this acceptable use policy, which supplement our terms of website use.

1.3 WWW.YPO.CO.UK is a site operated by Yorkshire Purchasing Organisation ("YPO"). YPO is a public sector procurement and reseller organisation trading under the name "YPO". It is owned jointly by the founder member authorities who are identified here. YPO's principal place of business is located at 41 Industrial Park, Wakefield, WF2 0XE. The organisation’s VAT Registration Number is 642 7206 51.

1.4 This Acceptable Use Policy was last updated on 28 October 2013.


2.1 You may use the YPO Website only for lawful purposes. You may not use the YPO Website:

(a) In any way that breaches any applicable local, national or international law or regulation.
(b) In any way that is unlawful or fraudulent, or has any unlawful or fraudulent purpose or effect.
(c) For the purpose of harming or attempting to harm minors in any way.
(d) To send, knowingly receive, upload, download, use or re-use any material which does not comply with our content standards below.
(e) To transmit, or procure the sending of, any unsolicited or unauthorised advertising or promotional material or any other form of similar solicitation (spam).
(f) To knowingly transmit any data, send or upload any material that contains viruses, trojan horses, worms, time-bombs, keystroke loggers, spyware, adware or any other harmful programs or similar computer code designed to adversely affect the operation of any computer software or hardware.

2.2 You also agree:
(a) Not to reproduce, duplicate, copy or re-sell any part of the YPO Website in contravention of the provisions of our terms of website use.
(b) Not to access without authority, interfere with, damage or disrupt:
(i) any part of the YPO Website;
(ii) any equipment or network on which the YPO Website is stored;
(iii) any software used in the provision of the YPO Website; or
(iv) any equipment or network or software owned or used by any third party.

3.1 YPO may from time to time provide interactive services on the YPO Website, including, without limitation product reviews, social media, competitions and surveys. ("Interactive Services").

3.2 Where YPO do provide any interactive service, we will provide clear information to you about the kind of service offered, if it is moderated and what form of moderation is used (including whether it is human or technical).

3.3 YPO will do its best to assess any possible risks for users from third parties when they use any interactive service provided on the YPO Website, and we will decide in each case whether it is appropriate to use moderation of the relevant service (including what kind of moderation to use) in the light of those risks. However, YPO are under no obligation to oversee, monitor or moderate any interactive service we provide on the YPO Website, and we expressly exclude our liability for any loss or damage arising from the use of any interactive service by a user in contravention of our content standards, whether the service is moderated or not.

3.4 Where we do moderate an interactive service, we will normally provide you with a means of contacting the moderator, should a concern or difficulty arise.


4.1 These content standards apply to any and all material which you contribute to the YPO Website ("Contributions"), and to any Interactive Services associated with it.

4.2 You must comply with the spirit of the following standards as well as the letter. The standards apply to each part of any Contribution as well as to its whole.

4.3 Contributions must:
(a) Be accurate (where they state facts).
(b) Be genuinely held (where they state opinions).
(c) Comply with applicable law in the UK and in any country from which they are posted.

4.4 Contributions must not:
(a) Contain any material which is defamatory of any person.
(b) Contain any material which is obscene, offensive, hateful or inflammatory.
(c) Promote sexually explicit material.
(d) Promote violence.
(e) Promote discrimination based on race, sex, religion, nationality, disability, sexual orientation or age.
(f) Infringe any copyright, database right or trade mark of any other person.
(g) Be likely to deceive any person.
(h) Be made in breach of any legal duty owed to a third party, such as a contractual duty or a duty of confidence.
(i) Promote any illegal activity.
(j) Be threatening, abuse or invade another’s privacy, or cause annoyance, inconvenience or needless anxiety.
(k) Be likely to harass, upset, embarrass, alarm or annoy any other person.
(l) Be used to impersonate any person, or to misrepresent your identity or affiliation with any person.
(m) Give the impression that they emanate from us, if this is not the case.
(n) Advocate, promote or assist any unlawful act such as (by way of example only) copyright infringement or computer misuse.


5.1 YPO will determine, in its discretion, whether there has been a breach of this acceptable use policy through your use of the YPO Website. When a breach of this policy has occurred, we may take such action as we deem appropriate.

5.2 Failure to comply with this acceptable use policy constitutes a material breach of the terms of use upon which you are permitted to use the YPO Website, and may result in our taking all or any of the following actions:
(a) Immediate, temporary or permanent withdrawal of your right to use the YPO Website.
(b) Immediate, temporary or permanent removal of any posting or material uploaded by you to the YPO Website.
(c) Issue of a warning to you.
(d) Legal proceedings against you for reimbursement of all costs on an indemnity basis (including, but not limited to, reasonable administrative and legal costs) resulting from the breach.
(e) Further legal action against you.
(f) Disclosure of such information to law enforcement authorities as we reasonably feel is necessary.

5.3 YPO exclude liability for actions taken in response to breaches of this acceptable use policy. The responses described in this policy are not limited, and we may take any other action we reasonably deem appropriate.


6.1 YPO may revise this acceptable use policy at any time by amending this page. You are expected to check this page from time to time to take notice of any changes we make, as they are legally binding on you. Some of the provisions contained in this acceptable use policy may also be superseded by provisions or notices published elsewhere on the YPO Website.