Terms & Conditions

Terms & Conditions

Welcome to Courier Media, the home of startup culture and modern business. 

We aspire to do the right ethical and legal thing in bringing you this site and our publications, and we ask that you use the same judgment when you read, use, and share the content hosted on www.couriermedia.co. When utilizing Courier content, we ask that you give credit where appropriate and don’t reproduce or edit our content – or content that belongs to others – without permission. If we’ve made an error, please let us know. You can reach us at hello@couriermedia.co.

We recommend that you print a copy of this for future reference.

PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING TERMS AND CONDITIONS CAREFULLY.

1. ACKNOWLEDGMENT AND ACCEPTANCE OF TERMS OF SERVICE

The content and services offered at our website couriermedia.co (our ‘Site’), our and any associated sites from time to time, and any communications service (including the capability to contribute links and other information), or other interactive services or email newsletters that may be available to you on or through this Site (all of which together we call our ‘Services’), are provided to you under these terms and conditions of use (the ‘Terms’). These Terms together with the documents referred to in it form the entire agreement between you and Us and supersede all prior agreements between you and Us regarding the subject matter contained in these Terms.

IMPORTANT: BY USING ANY OF OUR SERVICES, YOU AGREE TO BE BOUND BY ALL OF THESE TERMS. USE OF OUR SERVICES INCLUDES ACCESSING, BROWSING OR REGISTERING TO USE OUR SERVICES.

2. INFORMATION ABOUT US

Our Services are operated by Courier Holdings Ltd (‘We’, ‘Us’ or ‘Courier’). We are registered in England and Wales and have our registered office at Level 1, 88 Hanbury St London E1 5JL. Courier Holdings Ltd is a limited company.

3. ELIGIBILITY AND SERVICES VOID WHERE PROHIBITED
Use of the Services is void where prohibited. By using the Services, you represent and warrant that you have the right, authority, and capacity to enter into this Agreement and to abide by all these Terms.

4. OTHER APPLICABLE TERMS
These Terms refer to the following additional terms, which also apply to your use of our Services:

Our Privacy Policy, which sets out the terms on which we process any personal data we collect from you, or that you provide to us. By using our Services, you consent to such processing and you warrant that all data provided by you is accurate.

5. CHANGES TO THESE TERMS
We may change these Terms from time to time and at any time, and without actual notice to you. Please check this page from time to time to take notice of any changes We make, as they are binding on you.

By using the Services after We post any changes, you agree to those changes. If at any time you choose not to accept these Terms, please do not use the Services.

6. DESCRIPTION OF SERVICE
Courier provides users of the Services with a variety of online services, including but not limited to:

ON-SITE CONTENT. Stories, photography, films, podcasts, social posts and other digital media. This content may also, from time to time, be hosted by third party providers.

EMAIL NEWSLETTERS. News updates and information pertaining to our editorial interests and company activities, products and services.

EVENTS. A gathering or get-together hosted and / or attended by either Courier or organised by Courier.

STORE. Subscriptions, single copies, associated products and memberships.

7. SUBSCRIPTIONS:
When you subscribe to one of our publications we may ask you to provide your name, mailing address, email address and credit card or other payment information for the purposes of fulfilling your subscription. Your credit card and other transactions are processed through secure Payment Service Providers and your financial data is not retained by us. Please note that subscriptions renew automatically and are non-refundable.

8. COLLECTION AND USE OF PERSONAL INFORMATION
You are able to enjoy our publications, take advantage of our Services and visit many areas of our websites without providing us with any personal information. However, we do collect personal information when you subscribe to one of our publications, purchase products offered through our website or publication, subscribe to our online newsletters, or register to participate in an online forum or community or contact our customer services with an enquiry, comment or suggestion. For more on how we collect and use your information, please see our Privacy Policy.

9. PRODUCT PURCHASES
When you purchase products offered through one of our websites or publications, we collect your credit card and other payment information. We use this information to process your orders, to better assist you when you visit or contact us in the future, as well as to improve our product offerings. Your credit card transaction is processed through a secure Payment Service Provider and your card data is not retained.

Exchanges and Refunds:

If you are not happy with your purchase, you can return most goods within 14 days of receiving them. Please return the item(s) in the shortest possible timeframe, along with your receipt. All subscriptions are strictly non-refundable. Returned items must be unused, in a saleable condition and include all original packaging. We are also unable to refund print items, such as magazines and newspapers.  Refunds will be issued to your original payment method. This does not affect your statutory rights.

10. ONLINE REGISTRATION
You do not have to register to access some areas of our website. However, registration is required to receive online newsletters, and to purchase products subscriptions. When you register, you agree to the use of personal information such as your name and e-mail address to be used to deliver the newsletter services requested. We collect the information we need to identify who you are, to provide you with the service or information you requested, and/or to facilitate your participation in an on-line forum or community where applicable. The newsletters may include advertising or marketing messages from carefully selected partners that may be of interest to you.  Please remember that any information you disclose in a public forum or community area becomes public information and is immediately accessible to other users, so it is important for you to carefully consider what, if any, personal information you reveal in these areas. We may decide to use on-line forum and community content to enhance our editorial, advertising, promotional and similar activities.

11. INFORMATION ABOUT OTHER PEOPLE
Via our websites, you can submit personal information about other people. For example, you might submit the name and e-mail address of any individual to send a gift subscription and want it sent directly to the recipient, you may be required to submit the recipient’s name and address. The personal information that may be collected about other people at these pages include the recipient’s name, address, e-mail address, and telephone number. We do not use the recipient’s personal information for any other purpose unless given direct permission to do from the recipient.

12. OPTIONAL INFORMATION
Occasionally, we may request demographic information (like your age or gender) or information about your interests and preferences. In most instances, you do not have to provide us with this information to receive the publication, product or service you have requested. We use this optional demographic and preference information to tailor or improve our products and service offerings, as well as for internal marketing research purposes.  Generally, you can visit our websites without telling us who you are or providing us with any personal information. We collect the IP (Internet protocol) addresses of all visitors to our websites and clickstream and other related information such as page requests, browser type, operating system and average time spent on our websites. We use this information to monitor and improve our websites.

13. SECONDARY MARKETING
From time to time we may obtain your permission to send you marketing information about our product and service offerings or those of our marketing partners. We may combine personal information we received from you with publicly available outside records to enhance our ability to market products and services that may be of interest to you. If we obtained your permission to place you on a marketing mailing list, you can remove yourself from the list at any time. You can also remove yourself from an e-mail marketing list by clicking the “unsubscribe” button that appears on our e-mails.

14. DISCLOSURE OF PERSONAL INFORMATION
We will not disclose, rent, sell or otherwise transfer your personal information without your consent, except as otherwise set out in these Terms and Conditions.  Certain personal information may be transferred among our family of companies or other third parties solely for the purposes of processing your request or arranging delivery of your subscription, product, or service you have requested. We may also transfer (or otherwise make available) your personal information to third parties who provide circulation audit and other services on our behalf. We may store and process personal information in the European Union or any other country in which we (or any of our affiliates, subsidiaries or agents) maintain facilities. All of our service providers are required to maintain the confidentiality and security of your personal information and to use it only in compliance with applicable data privacy laws, and are prohibited from using or disclosing your personal information for any purpose other than providing the services on our behalf or as otherwise required by applicable law.

15. THIRD PARTY PRODUCTS AND SERVICES
If you are a subscriber to one of our publications or on-line newsletters, we may choose to share your contact information with carefully selected marketing partners who will contact you by mail or e-mail with offers about products and services that may be of interest to you. You can remove yourself from such mailing lists by clicking the “unsubscribe” button that appears on our e-mails.

16. THIRD PARTY WEBSITES AND ADVERTISERS
Our websites may provide links to third party websites. The inclusion of any link does not imply our endorsement of any other company, its websites, or its products and/or services. These linked websites have separate and independent privacy policies, which we recommend you read carefully. We have no control over such websites and therefore have no responsibility or liability for the manner in which the organisations that operate such linked websites may collect, use, disclose or otherwise treat your personal information.  Our websites may use reputable third parties to present or serve the advertisements that you may see at its web pages and to conduct research about the advertisements. These Terms and Conditions do not cover any use of personal information that such third parties may have collected from you or the methods used by the third-parties to collect that information (e.g., cookies, web beacons and clear gifs).

17. MODIFICATIONS TO THE SERVICES
We reserve the right at any time and from time to time to modify or discontinue, temporarily or permanently, the Services or any related services (or any parts thereof) with or without notice. You agree that We shall not be liable to you or to any third party for any modification, suspension or discontinuance of the Services or any related services.

Please note that any of the content on the Services may be out of date at any given time, and we are under obligation to update it. We do not guarantee that the Services, or any Content on them, will be free from errors or omissions.

18. INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS
The trade mark COURIER and our masthead and logo are owned by Courier Holdings Ltd and are registered throughout the EU and in certain other territories around the world.

You acknowledge and agree that all information including but not limited to data, text, software, music, sound, photographs, graphics, video, messages, tags, or other materials, including Content contained in sponsor advertisements or information presented to you via the Services or by advertisers may be protected by intellectual property rights including but not limited to copyrights, designs, trademarks, service marks, patents or other proprietary rights and laws (‘Intellectual Property Rights’).

Courier is the licensee or sole owner of the Intellectual Property Rights in the Services including the Content on the Services. 

Unless expressly permitted by Courier or advertisers, you may not copy, reproduce, distribute, publish, enter into a database, display, perform, modify, create derivative works, transmit, rent, lease, sell, or in any way exploit any Content or any part of this Service.

Neither you nor any third party shall make use of the contents of the Services in any manner that constitutes an infringement of our Intellectual Property Rights that has not been expressly authorized by us.

19. PARENTAL PERMISSION
The Services are not intended for use by children under thirteen (13) years of age, and We do not knowingly collect personal information from children under thirteen years of age. Some of the available information may concern certain topics that may not be appropriate for children. Courier may, at its discretion, require users of the Services under 18 to obtain the consent of a parent or guardian to view certain content. You agree to abide by any such restrictions, and not to help anyone circumvent these restrictions.

20. DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTIES

THE SERVICES ARE PROVIDED ‘AS IS,’ ‘WHERE IS’ AND ‘AS AVAILABLE’.

TO THE EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, WE (COURIER AND ITS AFFILIATES, OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, REPRESENTATIVES, SUCCESSORS AND ASSIGNS)  EXCLUDE ALL CONDITIONS WARRANTIES, REPRESENTATIONS OR OTHER TERMS WHICH MAY APPLY TO OUR SERVICES AND OR ANY CONTENT ON THEM INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO: (i) ANY WARRANTIES CONCERNING THE AVAILABILITY, ACCURACY, APPROPRIATENESS, RELIABILITY, TIMELINESS, USEFULNESS, OR OTHERWISE OF THE CONTENT OF THE SERVICES; AND (ii) ANY WARRANTIES OF TITLE, NON-INFRINGEMENT, MERCHANTABILITY, SECURITY, OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.

SUBJECT TO THE CLAUSE BELOW, THIS DISCLAIMER OF LIABILITY APPLIES TO ANY DAMAGES OR LOSS CAUSED BY US OR THE SERVICES, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION AS A RESULT OF (1) ANY ERROR, OMISSION, DELETION OR DEFECT IN THE CONTENT, OR (2) ANY FAILURE OF PERFORMANCE, ERROR, OMISSION, INTERRUPTION, DELETION, DEFECT, DELAY IN OPERATION OR TRANSMISSION, COMPUTER VIRUS, COMMUNICATION LINE FAILURE, THEFT OR DESTRUCTION OR UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS TO, ALTERATION OF, OR USE OF RECORD, WHETHER FOR BREACH OF CONTRACT, TORT, NEGLIGENCE, DEFAMATION OR UNDER ANY OTHER CAUSE OF ACTION.

WE DO NOT WARRANT OR GUARANTEE (1) THAT ANY PORTION OF THE SERVICES WILL BE FREE OF INFECTION BY VIRUSES, WORMS, TROJAN HORSES OR ANYTHING ELSE MANIFESTING CONTAMINATING OR DESTRUCTIVE PROPERTIES; OR THAT ACCESS TO THE SERVICES WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR-FREE.

WE DO NOT WARRANT OR MAKE ANY REPRESENTATIONS REGARDING THE USE OR THE RESULTS OF THE USE OF THE SERVICES OR THE CONTENT ON THE SERVICES. YOU (RATHER THAN US OR ANY OF ITS AGENTS) ASSUME THE ENTIRE COST OF ALL NECESSARY SERVICING, REPAIR OR CORRECTION.

21. LIMITATION OF LIABILITY

SUBJECT TO THE CLAUSE BELOW,  IN NO EVENT WILL COURIER, ITS SPONSORS, ADVERTISERS, AFFILIATES, OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, REPRESENTATIVES, SUCCESSORS AND ASSIGNS, BE LIABLE TO ANY PARTY (i) FOR ANY INDIRECT, SPECIAL, PUNITIVE, INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES OR ANY OTHER DAMAGES ARISING IN ANY WAY OUT OF THE AVAILABILITY, USE, RELIANCE ON, OR INABILITY TO USE THE SERVICES, EVEN IF COURIER OR ITS AGENTS SHALL HAVE BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES, AND REGARDLESS OF THE FORM OF ACTION, WHETHER IN CONTRACT, TORT, OR OTHERWISE; OR (ii) FOR ANY CLAIM ATTRIBUTABLE TO ERRORS, OMISSIONS, OR OTHER INACCURACIES IN, OR DESTRUCTIVE PROPERTIES OF THE SERVICES. NOTWITHSTANDING ANYTHING TO THE CONTRARY HEREIN, TO THE FULLEST EXTENT ALLOWED BY LAW, YOU AGREE TO WAIVE AND DISCHARGE ALL CLAIMS, RELEASE COURIER FROM ALL LIABILITY AND INDEMNIFY AND HOLD HARMLESS COURIER, ITS SUBSIDIARIES, AFFILIATES, PARENT COMPANY, OFFICERS, AGENTS, AND OTHER PARTNERS AND EMPLOYEES, FROM ANY AND ALL LIABILITY ON ACCOUNT OF, OR IN ANY WAY RESULTING FROM LOSS AND DAMAGES IN ANY WAY CONNECTED WITH ANY EVENTS OR ACTIVITIES. YOU AGREE AND UNDERSTAND AND INTEND THAT THIS ASSUMPTION OF RISK AND RELEASE IS BINDING UPON YOU AND YOUR HEIRS, EXECUTORS, AGENTS, ADMINISTRATORS AND ASSIGNS, AND INCLUDES ANY MINORS ACCOMPANYING THE USER AT THE EVENTS.

NOTHING IN THESE TERMS OF USE EXCLUDES OR LIMITS OUR LIABILITY FOR DEATH OR PERSONAL INJURY ARISING FROM OUR NEGLIGENCE, OR OUR FRAUD OR FRAUDULENT MISREPRESENTATION, OR ANY OTHER LIABILITY THAT CANNOT BE EXCLUDED OR LIMITED BY ENGLISH LAW.

DIFFERENT LIMITATIONS AND EXCLUSIONS OF LIABILITY MAY APPLY TO LIABILITY ARISING AS A RESULT OF THE SUPPLY OF ANY SERVICES BY US TO YOU, WHICH WOULD BE SET OUT IN OUR CONTRACTS TO SUPPLY SPECIFIC SERVICES.

22. APPLICABLE LAWS / JURISDICTION

You agree to comply with all local rules and laws regarding online conduct and acceptable Content. Specifically, you agree to comply with all applicable laws regarding the transmission of technical data.

If you are a consumer, please note that these Terms, its subject matter and its formation, are governed by English law. You and We both agree that the courts of England and Wales will have non-exclusive jurisdiction. However, if you are a resident of Northern Ireland you may also bring proceedings in Northern Ireland, and if you are resident of Scotland, you may also bring proceedings in Scotland.

If you are a business, these Terms, its subject matter and its formation (and any non-contractual disputes or claims) are governed by English law. We both agree to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of England and Wales.

23. MISCELLANEOUS

Any inquiries concerning these Terms should be directed to us at hello@couriermedia.co. If any part of these Terms is held invalid or unenforceable, that portion shall be construed in a manner consistent with applicable law to reflect, as nearly as possible, the original intentions of the parties, and the remaining portions shall remain in full force and effect. Nothing in these Terms shall be deemed to create any rights for any third party beneficiary. The section titles in these Terms are for convenience only, and have no legal or contractual effect. You shall not transfer, assign, sublicense nor pledge in any manner whatsoever, any of your rights or obligations under these Terms. Courier may transfer, assign sublicense or pledge in any manner whatsoever, any of its rights and obligations under these Terms to a subsidiary, affiliate, or successor thereof or to any third party whatsoever, without notifying you or receiving your consent. If you have any questions about this policy or our site in general, please contact us at hello@couriermedia.co.