Acceptable use policy

This policy applies to the use of www.oftec.org. By accessing this website you agree to abide by the terms and conditions detailed below. If you do not agree to these terms, you may not access this website. This applies to all visitors to this website whether you log in to use the website or browse the pages without registering as a user.

OFTEC - The Oil Firing Technical Association owns and operates this website.  

We are registered in England and Wales under company number 2739706.

Our registered office and main trading address is: Foxwood House, Dobbs Lane, Kesgrave, Suffolk, IP5 2QQ

Our VAT number is GB 564 1815 38

Unless otherwise stated, the terms ‘we’ and ‘us’ and ‘our’ used on this website refer to OFTEC.

In addition to reading this 'Acceptable use policy', you may also want to read our privacy notice and cookies policy before using our website.

If you have any concerns about using our website, our terms and conditions, privacy notice or cookie policy please contact us.

Use of the website

You may only use our website for lawful purposes. You may not use our site in a way that breaches local, national or international laws or regulations and you may not use our site in a way that will infringe the rights of other users of this website.

This website may not be used to transmit any spam (unauthorised or unsolicited material).

This website may not be used to knowingly distribute data that contains harmful computer code such as viruses, malware or spyware.

You may not interfere with, damage or disrupt any part of our website, the equipment or network that stores our website, or any software used to manage our website.

If you are accessing our website from outside of the UK, please note you are also responsible for complying with applicable local laws.

Copyright and intellectual property rights

All rights, title, and interest in and to this website are owned by OFTEC. The content of this website is copyrighted therefore any unauthorised use may violate copyright laws.

Without prior written agreement from OFTEC or unless otherwise stated, you may not copy, re-purpose, upload, post, transmit or redistribute any of the content on this website. This includes without limitation: text, graphics, images, calculation tools or any other materials.

Any material, information or other communication you transmit or post to this website will be considered non-confidential and non-proprietary and may be reproduced by OFTEC to further its cause, unless you tell us otherwise in writing. We also reserve the right to disclose your identity to a third party who claims that material submitted by you to our website or social media pages infringes their intellectual property rights or their right to privacy.

Links to third-party websites or services

To enhance the information provided on this website, we may provide links to third-party websites or services. We do not take any responsibility for the content, materials or functionality of those third-party websites.

Social media networks and interactive services

These terms and conditions also govern any submissions you make on OFTEC social media pages or websites (including but not limited to: Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, blogs and YouTube). Any comments or material posted on third party social media websites do not necessarily reflect the views of OFTEC or its employees and as such, OFTEC cannot be responsible for any such material. In addition, any posts on third party social media websites must also comply with their terms of use.

By sharing material to the OFTEC social media pages, you confirm that the material does not infringe the copyright or intellectual property of others. We have the right to remove any submissions you make on our website or social media pages if we believe that they do not comply with our content standards (below).
Advertising of third-party social media websites (such as share to social links) on our website do not constitute an endorsement by OFTEC of those social media websites.  

Damage to your computer or other device

Whilst we take reasonable precautions to ensure that this website is free from viruses or other malicious content, we cannot guarantee that your use of this website will not cause damage to your computer or other device. You are responsible for ensuring that you have the right equipment (such as up to date antivirus software) to use our website safely and to block anything that may cause harm to your computer/device. Unless required by law, we will not be liable for any loss or damage suffered as a result of malicious content accessed from using our website.

Password

To access exclusive information on our website, registered technicians and trade association members must log in using a password. You must ensure that your password and account information is kept secure. We will not be liable for any loss or damage because of a failure by you to protect your account details. If you are concerned about unauthorised use of your password or account please contact us. If we suspect fraudulent use of your account, we reserve the right to block or delete your account. Please see our privacy notice for more information about how we keep your personal details safe.

Content Standards

In addition to complying with the website terms and conditions, any content you share to our website, interactive services or social media pages should comply with the following standards and guidelines.
You must be at least 18 years old to submit content and we would request that you are polite and write in English. If you have a comment about our service or require an immediate response, please contact us [insert link] directly.

Your submissions of content should not include:

  • Offensive, abusive, threatening, discriminatory or inappropriate language
  • Spam or advertising
  • Comments about OFTEC Trade association members or registered businesses
  • Personal information about anyone (eg telephone number or address)
  • Material that is defamatory
  • Misleading statements
  • Any comments that may promote violence or illegal activities
  • Any material that impersonates another person or otherwise misrepresents your identity

Breach of acceptable use terms

If we suspect that a breach of these terms has occurred, we will take appropriate action which may include, but is not limited to:

  • Issuing a warning to you
  • Removing your right to use our website (temporarily or permanently)
  • Removing any submissions you have made to our website or social media pages
  • Legal action against you
  • Where appropriate, sharing information with law enforcement authorities

Last updated

These terms and conditions are legally binding and may be updated from time to time and you should therefore check this page regularly for any changes we make.
Last updated: October 2019