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YPO Website Terms and Conditions



1.1 These terms of use (together with the documents referred to in them) tells you the terms of use on which you may make use of our website located at (the YPO Website), whether as a guest or a registered user. Use of the YPO Website includes accessing, browsing, or registering to use the YPO Website.

1.2 Please read these terms of use carefully before you start to use the YPO Website, as these will apply to your use of the YPO Website. YPO recommend that you print a copy of this for future reference.

1.3 By using the YPO Website, you confirm that you accept these terms of use and that you agree to comply with them.

1.4 If you do not agree to these terms of use, you must not use the YPO Website.

1.5 This page was last updated on 25th May 2018.


2.1 These terms of use refer to the following additional terms, which also apply to your use of the YPO Website:

(a) Our Privacy Policy, which sets out the terms on which we process any personal data we collect from you, or that you provide to us. By using the YPO Website, you consent to such processing and you warrant that all data provided by you is accurate.
(b) Our Acceptable Use Policy, which sets out the permitted uses and prohibited uses of the YPO Website. When using the YPO Website, you must comply with this Acceptable Use Policy.
(c) Our Cookie Policy, which sets out information about the cookies on the YPO Website.
(d) If you purchase goods from the YPO Website, our Terms and Conditions of Sale will apply to the sales. You will need to register to buy goods online. Please note that YPO cannot supply private individuals, companies or anyone under the age of 18 and you must be located in the UK or the Channel Islands to place an order with YPO.


3.1 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’sVAT Registration Number is 642 7206 51.


4.1 YPO 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 made, as they are binding on you. The date of the last update is shown above in Section 1.5.


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 However, please note that any of the content on the YPO Website may be out of date at any given time, and we are under no obligation to update it.

5.2 YPO do not guarantee that the YPO Website, or any content on it, will be free from errors or omissions.


6.1 The YPO Website is made available free of charge.

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

6.3 You are responsible for making all arrangements necessary for you to have access to the YPO Website.

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

7.1 In line with UK Government guidelines, the YPO Website has been developed to comply with Level AA of the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0.


8.1 If you choose to register you will be provided with a password as part of our security procedures, you must treat the password as confidential. You must not disclose it to any third party.

8.2 YPO have the right to disable any user 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.

8.3 If you know or suspect that anyone other than you knows your user identification code or password, you must immediately notify us at 01924 834 834.


9.1 YPO are the owner or the licensee of all intellectual property rights in the YPO 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.

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

9.3 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.

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

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

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


10.1 The content on the YPO Website is provided for general information purposes only and may be out of date. It should not be relied on in the place of specific procurement or other advice tailored to your specific circumstances. You must obtain professional or specialist advice before taking, or refraining from, any action on the basis of the content on the YPO Website.

10.2 Although we make reasonable efforts to update the information on the YPO Website, we make no representations, warranties or guarantees, whether express or implied, that the content on the YPO Website is accurate, complete or up-to-date.


11.1 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.

11.2 To the extent permitted by law, we exclude all conditions, warranties, representations or other terms which may apply to the YPO Website or any content on it, whether express or implied.

11.3 YPO will not be liable to any user for any loss or damage, whether in contract, tort (including negligence), breach of statutory duty, or otherwise, even if foreseeable, arising under or in connection with:
(a) use of, or inability to use, the YPO Website;
(b) use of or reliance on any content displayed on the YPO Website;
(c) loss of profits, sales, business, or revenue;
(d) business interruption;
(e) loss of anticipated savings;
(f) loss of business opportunity, goodwill or reputation; or
(g) any indirect or consequential loss or damage.

11.4 YPO 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 the YPO Website or to your downloading of any content on it, or on any website linked to it.

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

11.6 Different limitations and exclusions of liability will apply to liability arising as a result of the supply of any goods by us to you, which will be set out in our Terms and Conditions of Sale.


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

12.2 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.

12.3 The views expressed by other users on the YPO Website do not represent our views or values.


13.1 YPO do not guarantee that the YPO Website will be secure or free from bugs or viruses.

13.2 You are responsible for configuring your information technology, computer programs and platform in order to access the YPO Website. You should use your own virus protection software.

13.3 You must not misuse the YPO 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 the YPO Website, the server on which the YPO Website is stored or any server, computer or database connected to the YPO Website. You must not attack the YPO 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. YPO 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 the YPO Website will cease immediately.


14.1 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.

14.2 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.

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

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

14.5 YPO reserve the right to withdraw linking permission without notice.

14.6 The website in which you are linking must comply in all respects with the content standards set out in our Acceptable Use Policy.

14.7 If you wish to make any use of content on the YPO Website other than that set out above, please contact [email protected].


15.1 Where the YPO Website contains links to other sites and resources provided by third parties, these links are provided for your information only.

15.2 YPO have no control over the contents of those sites or resources.


16.1 If you are a business, these terms of use, its subject matter and its formation (and any non-contractual disputes or claims) are governed by English law. YPO both agree to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of England and Wales.


"YPO" is a registered trade mark of YPO. All third party trade marks are acknowledged and used under licence.


On behalf of myself & the organisation for which I represent, I acknowledge that suppliers’ pricing, offering and other information under any framework agreement is considered to be commercially sensitive and could well prejudice the commercial interests of the suppliers involved if the information were to be made publicly available.

I therefore hereby agree on behalf of the said organisation that we will keep strictly confidential the pricing information supplied to us and will not disclose the same or any part thereof to any other person, organisation or company and shall not make any use of such information or any part thereof for any purposes other than for accessing the framework.

I further agree that access to all such information will be restricted only to those persons reasonably required to know it and that, in any event, our employees, agents, consultants and sub-contractors (if any) are bound to us to hold such information in confidence and to use such information only for the purposes of accessing the framework.


To contact us, please email [email protected].

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