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The Site is operated with the purpose of facilitating introductions between volunteers from the professional IT sector (Volunteers) and UK registered charities, not-for-profit organisations and social enterprises who comply with the conditions on the Qualifying Organisations page (Charities) in order that the Charities might secure free services from the Volunteers appropriate to the Charities' needs. The Site provides general guidance for individuals and companies interested in becoming or supplying Volunteers and provides introductory information about various volunteering opportunities.
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AbilityNet does not warrant or make any representation about the status and suitability of either:
It is the responsibility of the Charities and the Volunteers between them to ensure that the services of any Volunteer to be engaged by any Charity are appropriate to the Charity's needs. The resulting legal contract, if any, is between the Volunteer and the Charity and is subject to any terms and conditions that might be agreed between the Volunteer and the Charity accordingly (including any relevant issues of potential liability and related indemnity insurance).
To the fullest extent permitted by law, AbilityNet excludes all liability arising from services provided by Volunteers to Charities.
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The standards apply to each part of any Contribution as well as to its whole. AbilityNet shall be the sole arbiter of whether a Contribution meets the standards and may remove any Contribution from the Site if it believes the standards are not met.
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If you print off, copy or download any part of the Site in breach of the Terms, your right to use the Site will cease immediately and you must, at AbilityNet's option, return or destroy any copies of the materials you have made.
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AbilityNet will not be liable for any loss or damage caused by a distributed denial-of-service attack, viruses or other technologically harmful material that may infect your computer equipment, computer programs, data or other proprietary material due to your use of the Site or to your downloading of any material posted on it, or on any website linked to it.
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You may link to the home page of the Site, provided you do so in a way that is fair and legal and does not damage AbilityNet's reputation or take advantage of it, but you must not establish a link in such a way as to suggest any form of association, approval or endorsement on AbilityNet's part where none exists.
You must not establish a link to the Site from any website that is not owned by you.
The Site must not be framed on any other site. AbilityNet reserves the right to withdraw linking permission without notice. The website from which you are linking must comply in all respects with the content standards above.
If you wish to make any use of material on the Site other than that set out above, please address your request to email@example.com.
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