We may update these Terms from time to time without notice so you should check them regularly because your continued use of element14 will constitute your acceptance of the updated Terms.
You are required to be registered with element14 in order to participate in, contribute to and access certain services on element14. Your registration is only for your personal use and you should not share your username or password with anyone else. You are responsible for keeping your password confidential and for all activity that occurs through your account.
You should not use element14 if you are:
For the purposes of this paragraph 3, a person excluded from using element14 includes a person doing so on behalf of a company or other organisation that would be prohibited by the terms of paragraph 3.
By using element14 you confirm that you do NOT fall into any of the categories above.
Content that we provide:
Any content or materials on element14 that we provide will be subject to intellectual property rights (such as copyright, trade marks, design rights) that are owned by or licenced to us. All rights to this content remains under our ownership or our licensors’ ownership.
No part of element14 or any of its content may be reproduced (in whole or in part) or modified or disassembled/decompiled without our express prior written permission and you should not collect or compile information and/or materials from element14 as part of a database or other work without our express prior written permission. In the event that you are given permission, you are required to retain any copyright or other intellectual property notices contained in the original materials.
Content that you contribute:
We do not claim ownership of any content you contribute to element14 but by posting your content you grant us a worldwide, non-exclusive, transferable, royalty-free right and licence to use, display, reproduce, modify, adapt, translate, process, publish, distribute, transmit, host on our servers and resell/sell/rent any such content. You confirm that you have all the necessary rights and consents to enable you to grant us this licence.
It is your own responsibility to protect any intellectual property or other rights existing in any content you contribute to element14 and to ensure you have the necessary rights, licences and consents (including from employers) to contribute such content to element14.
By contributing content to a public area of element14 or by choosing to collaborate with another user, the content you contribute or disclose will be available to others and we have no control over how they may use that content or the rights that they may obtain over that content. It is your responsibility to apply any controls you believe to be necessary over the use and rights to such content.
Any content you contribute to a private area of element14 will only be available to users that you have granted access to that area to.
You are responsible for:
We have the right to:
We do not have any liability for:
These Terms and all use of element14 are governed by the laws of England and Wales and the courts of England and Wales have exclusive jurisdiction in the event of any dispute.
Any provision of these Terms that is found by a competent court or authority to be invalid will be deemed to be removed and the remaining provisions of the Terms will continue in full force and effect. Any failure by us to enforce any right or provision in these Terms does not constitute a waiver of our rights or of the applicable provision.
In order for you to be registered with element14, we need a username, your name and email address (Registration Data) and if you choose to you may at your sole discretion edit your profile and provide further personal information such as employment information, location and photograph (Profile Information). We determine the purpose of collection, use and disclosure of your Registration Data and, as such, are considered the data controller of this information. Because you, not we, determine the purposes for which Profile Information is collected, used and disclosed, we are not the data controller of Profile Information that you provide on your profile. It is not intended that any sensitive personal data be collected on element14 and therefore you should not include any sensitive personal data (e.g. data relating to health, sexual orientation, religion, race or ethnic origin, political opinion) on your profile or otherwise on element14. During the course of your use of element14 you may pass information to us and/or other Contributors in the context of questions and comments and a dialogue may develop. The majority of this information will not be personal data but, to the extent that you do disclose any personal data during these sessions, that information is retained in accordance with this Policy. Any information exchanged during an online conversation you have with another Contributor may be recorded, primarily for customer service, monitoring and security purposes, but, save for the tracking referred to below, the storing of emails on our servers of emails sent via element14 and the recordal of your registration and profile information, your participation in the element14 environment will not be recorded.
Your Registration Data and Profile Information is stored on a Group server located in the UK and it may be used by us or any other company in the Group:
Any marketing consents, opt-ins/opt-outs or other preference details provided to us in connection with another site or service operated by us will be recorded and administered separately from any preferences or consents provided in connection with element14, but you have the option at any time to change your preferences registered in connection with any of our sites or services at any time.
Unfortunately, the transmission of information via the internet is not completely secure. Although we will do our best to protect your personal data, we cannot guarantee the security of your data transmitted to our site; any transmission is at your own risk. Once we have received your information, we will use strict procedures and security features to try to prevent unauthorised access.
We may need or wish to share your information with a limited number of others for a variety of reasons.
In connection with element14
element14 carries out analyses on visits to increase the efficiency of the site, and may therefore use your IP address (a series of numbers that identifies a computer on the internet), operating system and browser type to collect among other things, statistical data about users’ browsing actions and patterns but such data will not be used to identify you personally.
If you expressly ask or allow us to, we will share your information that you authorise with specific suppliers. Any such suppliers should have their own privacy policies and should treat your information in accordance with these policies. We will not share any of your information with any suppliers unless you specifically ask or allow us to.
Please note that any information that you choose to make visible when you set up your account and any information you include on your edited profile will be made available to other Contributors. Please also note that your username and information you submit or generate will be visible to all participants in element14. Your comments, postings and actions will also be public. This is an intrinsic feature of the element14 community. If you are not comfortable with this, please do not register to join element14.
Otherwise in connection with our business
For the purposes outlined above we may disclose your information to our service providers and agents who help us to carry on or advise us on how to develop our business (which may include other companies within the Premier Farnell Group, as well as reputable third party providers). We require them to treat your personal information as confidential and to comply with applicable data protection legislation in handling your personal information.
Sometimes, in connection with the purposes outlined above, we may need to transfer your personal information to service providers and agents in countries (such as the USA) which do not provide the same level of data protection as you may be entitled to in your homeland. If we do make such a transfer we will put a contract in place to ensure your information is given the same level of protection as it would have had if it had remained in your country.
Contributors may also be based in countries outside of the European Economic Area, including in the USA. When information is passed to any Contributor in accordance with the terms of this policy, that Contributor becomes responsible for safeguarding your data.
For crime prevention, security or regulatory purposes
You should also be aware that we may pass on information to a law enforcement agency requesting it in connection with the commission of an offence, once we are reasonably satisfied as to the circumstances surrounding the request, or to comply with applicable laws and any lawful government or regulatory requests.
We take the security of your personal information very seriously. element14 uses Secure Socket Layer (SSL) encryption to protect the information exchanged. In addition to encryption which creates a secure channel to prevent others from tapping into the network, SSL provides authentication to verify the identity of the parties and message integrity to ensure that messages cannot be altered en route. Your data and the information you provide is maintained and archived on secure servers. Access to stored data is password protected and access to passwords is limited. Firewall technology is used to prevent unauthorised access and servers are backed up daily, with archives stored in a secure location.
We may obtain information about your general internet usage by using a cookie file. A "cookie" is a piece of information that element14 sends to your browser, which then stores this information on the hard drive of your computer. Cookies help us improve element14 and deliver a better and more personalised service by for example recognising you when you return to the site and help speed up your searches.
It is up to you how we use your information. If you are not comfortable with our proposed use of your information during the course of the provision of element14, please be aware that we regret that we have limited possibilities to modify element14 and the terms of your participation in it. Please do not set up an element14 account if you object to the use of your information in the manner outlined in this Policy.
If you would prefer that we do not use the data provided to us in connection with registration for or use of element14 in any of the ways proposed following registration, please note that you may let us know at any time by contacting the administrator of element14 at firstname.lastname@example.org.
You have the right of access to your personal records held on our files by written request to us on payment of a fee.
Premier Farnell plc is the holding company of the Premier Farnell plc group of companies. When we refer to “Group”, “Company”, or “we”, “our” or “us” in this notice, we mean Premier Farnell plc and each of its subsidiary companies.