Terms of Service


Terms of Service


Please read these Terms and Conditions ("Terms", "Terms and Conditions") carefully before using any markbatesltd.com website ("the website") operated by Mark Bates Limited ("us", "we", or "our").

Your access to and use of the website is conditioned on your acceptance of and compliance with these Terms. These Terms apply to all visitors, users and others who access or use the website.

By accessing or using the website you agree to be bound by these Terms. If you disagree with any part of the terms then you may not access the website.


1. General

These Terms (as amended from time to time) constitute the entire agreement between you and us concerning your use of the website.

We reserve the right to update these Terms from time to time. If it does so, the updated version will be effective immediately, and the current Terms are available through a link in the website to this page.

You are responsible for regularly reviewing these Terms so that you are aware of any changes to them and you will be bound by the new policy upon your continued use of the website. No other variation to these Terms shall be effective unless in writing and signed by an authorised representative on behalf of Mark Bates Limited.

These Terms shall be governed by and construed in accordance with English law and you agree to submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English Courts.

If any provision(s) of these Terms is held by a court of competent jurisdiction to be invalid or unenforceable, then such provision(s) shall be construed, as nearly as possible, to reflect the intentions of the parties (as reflected in the provision(s)) and all other provisions shall remain in full force and effect.

Our failure to exercise or enforce any right or provision of these Terms shall not constitute a waiver of such right or provision unless acknowledged and agreed to by us in writing.

Unless otherwise expressly stated, nothing in the Terms shall create any rights or any other benefits whether pursuant to the Contracts (Rights of Third Parties) Act 1999 or otherwise in favour of any person other than you, Mark Bates Limited and its group of companies.


2. Conduct

The website is made available for your own, personal use. The website must not be used for any commercial purpose whatsoever or for any illegal or unauthorised purpose. When you use the website you must comply with all applicable UK laws and with any applicable international laws, including the local laws in your country of residence (together referred to as “applicable laws”).

You agree that when using the website you will comply with all applicable laws and these Terms. In particular, but without limitation, you agree not to:

  1. Use the website in any unlawful manner or in a manner which promotes or encourages illegal activity including (without limitation) copyright infringement; or
  2. Attempt to gain unauthorised access to the website or any networks, servers or computer systems connected to the website; or
  3. Modify, adapt, translate or reverse engineer any part of the website or re-format or frame any portion of the pages comprising the website, save to the extent expressly permitted by these Terms or by law.

You agree to indemnify us and its group companies in full and on demand from and against any loss, damage, costs or expenses which we suffer or incur directly or indirectly as a result of your use of the website otherwise than in accordance with these Terms or Applicable Laws.


3. Content

The copyright in all material contained on, in, or available through the website including all information, data, text, music, sound, photographs, graphics and video messages, the selection and arrangement thereof, and all source code, software compilations and other material (“material“) is owned by or licensed to Mark Bates Limited or its group companies. All rights are reserved. You can view, print or download extracts of the material for your own personal use but you cannot otherwise copy, edit, vary, reproduce, publish, display, distribute, store, transmit, commercially exploit, disseminate in any form whatsoever or use the material without our express permission.


The website may contain links to websites operated by third parties (“third party websites“). We may monetise some of these links through the use of third party affiliate programmes. Notwithstanding such affiliate programmes and do not have any influence or control over any such third party websites and, unless otherwise stated, is not responsible for and does not endorse any third party websites or their availability or contents.


5. Privacy Policy

We take your privacy very seriously. We will only use your personal information in accordance with the terms of our privacy and cookies policy. By using the website you acknowledge and agree that you have read and accept the terms of our privacy and cookies policy and these Terms.


6. Disclaimer and Liability

Use of the website is at your own risk. The website is provided on an “as is” basis. to the maximum extent permitted by law: (a) Mark Bates Limited disclaims all liability whatsoever, whether arising in contract, tort (including negligence) or otherwise in relation to the website; and (b) all implied warranties, terms and conditions relating to the website (whether implied by statue, common law or otherwise), including (without limitation) any warranty, term or condition as to accuracy, completeness, satisfactory quality, performance, fitness for purpose or any special purpose, availability, non-infringement, information accuracy, interoperability, quiet enjoyment and title are, as between Mark Bates Limited and you, hereby excluded. In particular, but without prejudice to the foregoing, we accept no responsibility for any technical failure of the internet and/or the website; or any damage or injury to users or their equipment as a result of or relating to their use of the website. Your statutory rights are not affected.

Mark Bates Limited will not be liable, in contract, tort (including, without limitation, negligence), under statute or otherwise, as a result of or in connection with the website, for any:

  1. economic loss (including, without limitation, loss of revenues, profits, contracts, business or anticipated savings); or
  2. loss of goodwill or reputation; or
  3. special or indirect or consequential loss.

Nothing in these Terms shall be construed as excluding or limiting the liability of Mark Bates Limited or its group companies for death or personal injury caused by its negligence or for any other liability which cannot be excluded by English law.


7. Web Browser Support

It is important that you update your browser as newer versions are released. These newer releases have better security standards; thus, offering you better protection. Additionally, older versions may have problems rendering some or all aspects of the site that use newer technologies. Below are the currently supported browsers for the website. If you are not using one of these browsers or are using an outdated version of the browser the website may not work as intended.

  • Internet Explorer 10 or 11
  • Microsoft Edge
  • Firefox
  • Chrome
  • Safari

8. Termination

We may terminate or suspend access to the website immediately, without prior notice or liability, for any reason whatsoever, including without limitation if you breach the Terms.

All provisions of the Terms which by their nature should survive termination shall survive termination, including, without limitation, ownership provisions, warrant disclaimers, indemnity and limitations or liability.


9. Contact Us

You can contact us at Mark Bates Limited, Premier House Londonthorpe Road, Grantham, NG31 9SN, telephone 01476 591104, email: enquiries@markbatesltd.com.