Our Acceptable Use Policy, which sets out the permitted uses and prohibited uses of our sites. When using our sites, you must comply with this Acceptable Use Policy.
If you purchase goods from our sites, our Terms and Conditions of Sale will apply to the sales.
All of these are available on our sites here: https://uk.rs-online.com/web/generalDisplay.html?id=aboutRS/terms-conditions-of-sale.
RS Components Limited makes no warranties, representations or undertakings about:
(1) any of the content of this website (including, without limitation, any as to the quality, accuracy, completeness or fitness for purpose of any such content). The information on this website does not constitute advice or recommendation; or
(2) any content of any other web-site referred to or accessed by hypertext links or otherwise through this web-site (‘Third Party Site’).
RS Components Limited shall not be liable for damages, losses (whether direct, indirect or consequential), expenses, liabilities, loss of profits or costs resulting from the use of, access to, or reliance upon the information given by its employees, agents or subcontractors in relation to, contained in or available through, its website.
RS Components Limited does not endorse or approve the content of any Third Party Site, nor will RS Components Limited have any liability in connection with any of them (including, but not limited to, liability arising out of any allegation that the content of any Third Party Site infringes any law or the rights of any person or is obscene, defamatory or scandalous).
RS Components Limited does not warrant that functions, materials and information available on this website (and/ or linked to this website) will be uninterrupted or error free, that defects will be corrected, or that this website or its server are free of viruses or bugs and other items of a destructive nature. The website user is responsible for implementing sufficient procedures and virus checks (including anti-virus and other security checks) to satisfy particular requirements for the accuracy and security of the data input and output.
We may update our sites from time to time, and may change the content at any time. However, please note that any of the content on our sites may be out of date at any given time, and we are under no obligation to update it.
We do not guarantee that our sites, or any content on them, will be free from errors or omissions.
Our sites are made available free of charge.
We do not guarantee that our sites, or any content on them, will always be available or be uninterrupted. Access to our sites is permitted on a temporary basis. We may suspend, withdraw, discontinue or change all or any part of our sites without notice.
We will not be liable to you if for any reason any of our sites is unavailable at any time or for any period.
You are responsible for making all arrangements necessary for you to have access to our sites.
- Your Account and 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.
If you know or suspect that anyone other than you knows your user identification code or password, you must promptly notify us by phone on +44 (0)1536 444079 or by email email@example.com
Please note to reset your password or obtain your username you must follow the links on our website.
- Intellectual Property Rights
We, or members of the Group, are the owner or the licensee of all intellectual property rights in our sites (including copyright, trade marks, design rights, patents or other intellectual property rights), and in the material published on it. Those works are protected by intellectual property laws and treaties around the world. All such rights are reserved.
You may print off copies, and may download extracts, of any page(s) from our sites for your personal use or internal business use and you may draw the attention of others within your organisation to content posted on our sites. Reproduction of part or all of the contents of the websites in any form is prohibited other than for personal use or internal business use only and may not be recopied and shared with a third party.
The permission to recopy for personal and internal business use does not allow for incorporation of material or any part of it in any other web-site, electronic retrieval system, publication or any other work (whether hard copy, electronic or otherwise). We are not responsible for any file downloads.
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. The websites may not be modified, disassembled, decompiled or reverse engineered in any way for any commercial purpose.
Our status (and that of any identified contributors) as the authors of content on our site must always be acknowledged. All copyright notices in original materials must be retained.
You must not use any part of the content on our sites for commercial purposes without obtaining a licence to do so from us or our licensors.
- No Reliance on Information
Although we make reasonable efforts to update the information on our sites, we make no representations, warranties or guarantees, whether express or implied, that the content on our sites is accurate, complete or up-to-date.
To the extent permitted by law, we exclude all conditions, warranties, representations or other terms which may apply to our sites or any content on them, whether express or implied.
We 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: use of, or inability to use, our sites; or use of or reliance on any content displayed on our sites.
If you are a business user, please note that in particular, we will not be liable for: loss of profits, sales, business, or revenue; business interruption; loss of anticipated savings; loss of business opportunity, goodwill or reputation; or any indirect or consequential loss or damage.
Our business is the provision of goods to businesses, not to consumers. If you are a consumer user, please note that we only provide our sites for domestic and private use. You agree not to use our sites 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 assume no responsibility for the content of websites linked on our sites. 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.
Different limitations and exclusions of liability will apply to liability arising as a result of the supply of any goods to you, which will be set out in our Website Terms and Conditions of Sale.
- Uploading Content to our Sites
Whenever you make use of a feature that allows you to upload content to our sites, or to make contact with other users of our sites, you must comply with the content standards set out 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 this warranty.
Any content you upload to our sites will be considered non-confidential and non-proprietary, and we 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 sites constitutes a violation of their intellectual property rights, or of their right to privacy. We have the right to remove any posting you make on our sites if, in our opinion, your post does not comply with the content standards set out in our Acceptable Use Policy.
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 sites.
The views expressed by other users on our sites do not represent our views or values.
We do not guarantee that our site 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 site. You should use your own virus protection software.
You must not misuse our site 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 site, the server on which our site is stored or any server, computer or database connected to our site. You must not attack our site via a denial-of-service attack or a distributed denial-of service attack. 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 site will cease immediately.
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 site in any website that is not owned by you.
Our site must not be framed on any other site, nor may you create a link to any part of our site 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 our Acceptable Use Policy.
- Third Party Links and Resources in Our Site
Where our site contains links to other sites and resources provided by third parties, these links are provided for your information only. We have no control over the contents of those sites or resources.
The European Commission has introduced an Online Platform for Dispute Resolution regarding consumers. This platform is fully operational and accessible through the Internet (http://ec.europa.eu/consumers/odr). You may use this to resolve any disputes you have with RS Components Limited if you are a consumer, although please note that our website is not designed for consumer use.
The failure or delay of RS to exercise or enforce any right in these terms does not waive RS’ right to enforce that right.