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Terms and conditions

In these Terms of Use, references to weus or our (or words of similar import) means B&Q plc, a limited company registered in England (company number: 00973387), whose registered office is B&Q House, Chestnut Avenue, Chandler’s Ford, Eastleigh, Hampshire SO53 3LE, United Kingdom. Our VAT registration number is GB 232 5555 75.

These Terms and Conditions govern your use of the Colours Site and your relationship with B&Q and Kingfisher plc. Please read them carefully as they affect your rights and liabilities under the law. If you do not agree to these Terms and Conditions, please do not use the Colours Site.

1. Use of the Colours site

The Colours Site is provided to you free of charge for your personal use subject to these Terms and Conditions. By using the Colours Site you agree to be bound by these Terms and Conditions. These Terms and Conditions do not affect your statutory rights.

You must not use this Website for any activities that breach any laws, infringe any person’s rights, or breach any standards, content requirements or codes published by any relevant authority. You must use this Website and the information available from this Website responsibly. You must not use this Website or the information available from this Website for or in connection with any unlawful, immoral or anti-social purpose, or in a manner which is or may be damaging to our name or reputation.

You must not use this Website in any way that interferes with our systems, other users or harasses, menaces or harms anyone.

You must not use this Website to make any speculative, false or fraudulent orders.

2. Amendments

We may update these Terms and Conditions from time to time and any changes will be notified to you via a suitable announcement on the Colours Site. The changes will apply to the use of the Colours Site after we have given notice. If you do not wish to accept the new Terms and Conditions you should not continue to use the Colours Site. If you continue to use the Colours Site after the date on which the change comes into effect, your use of the Colours Site indicates your agreement to be bound by the new Terms and Conditions.

3. Intellectual property

This Website consists of images, illustrations, graphics, video sequences, sounds, text, photographs, formats and styles of presentation, software (including HTML code) and material analogous to it, and other content (collectively, Material). All copyright, moral ownership and other intellectual property rights in the Website and the Material (and derivatives of it) are either owned exclusively by or are licensed to us or one of our affiliates.

Except as expressly set out in these Terms of Use, nothing in these Terms of Use shall give you any rights in respect of any intellectual property owned by us, our affiliates or our licensors. You must not assert or attempt to obtain any such rights.

You acknowledge our (and our affiliates’) rights to the Material. Save as provided elsewhere in these Terms of Use, you must not use, copy, reproduce, modify, manipulate, transmit, distribute, perform, publish, display, participate in the transfer or sale of, license or create derivative works from, or in any way exploit, Material accessed through this Website. Where copying or transmission is expressly permitted, you must display an appropriate author attribution or copyright notice.

You may use, and download and print extracts from, this Website for your own personal use only to the extent necessary to utilise the Website and the services offered through it. If you are a TradePoint customer, you may use, and download and print extracts from, this Website solely to the extent necessary to utilise the Website and the services offered through it to provide services to your customers. No right, title or interest in any downloaded Material is transferred to you. You may not make any other use of Material on this Website. Except as expressly set out in these Terms of Use, you are not allowed to copy (whether by printing onto paper, storing on disk or any other way), distribute (including distributing copies), tamper with or alter in any way or otherwise use any Material contained in this Website.

Except as expressly set out in these Terms of Use, you are not allowed to copy or use any Material on this Website for any commercial purpose.

You are not allowed to remove any copyright, trade mark or other intellectual property notices or watermark contained in the original Material or from any Material copied or printed from the Website.

The rights granted to you under these Terms of Use shall terminate immediately upon your breach of any of these Terms of Use, and you must (at our option) return or destroy any copies of the Materials you have made.

This Website also contains certain of B&Q plc’s (or an affiliated company’s) trade marks (whether granted or applied for), graphics, logos and service names (collectively, Devices). The Devices are owned exclusively by us or the affiliated company and may not be copied or reproduced in any format (save as expressly provided elsewhere in these Terms of Use), or used in connection with any product or service without our prior written consent. All other trademarks not owned by us or our affiliated companies that appear on this Website are the property of their respective owners, who may not be affiliated with, connected to, or sponsored by us or our affiliated companies and you must not use those trademarks without the permission of the respective owners.

4. Limitations

You may not use the Colours Site for any of the following purposes:

  • disseminating any unlawful, harassing, libellous, abusive, threatening, harmful, vulgar, obscene, or otherwise objectionable material
  • transmitting material that encourages conduct that constitutes a criminal offence, results in civil liability or otherwise breaches any relevant laws, regulations or code of practice
  • gaining unauthorised access to other computer systems
  • interfering with any other person’s use or enjoyment of the Colours Site
  • breaching any laws concerning the use of public telecommunications networks
  • interfering or disrupting networks or web sites connected to the Colours Site
  • making, transmitting or storing electronic copies of materials protected by copyright without the permission of the owner

You will indemnify us against all losses, liabilities, costs and expenses reasonably suffered or incurred by us, all damages awarded against us under any judgment by a court of competent jurisdiction and all settlements sums paid by us as a result of any settlement agreed by us arising out or in connection with:

  • any claim by any third party that the use of the Colours Site by you is defamatory, offensive or abusive, or of an obscene or pornographic nature, or is illegal or constitutes a breach of any applicable law, regulation or code of practice;
  • any claim by any third party that the use of the Colours Site by you infringes that third party’s copyright or other intellectual property rights of whatever nature; and
  • any fines or penalties imposed by any regulatory, advertising or trading body or authority in connection with the use of the Colours Site by you.

5. Availability of the Colours Site

Although Kingfisher plc/B&Q aims to offer you the best service possible, Kingfisher plc makes no promise that the Colours Site will meet your requirements. Kingfisher plc cannot guarantee that the service will be fault free. If a fault occurs in the service you should report it to us by email at colours.expert@b-and-q.co.uk and we will attempt to correct the fault as soon as we reasonably can.

Your access to the Colours Site may be occasionally restricted to allow for repairs, maintenance or the introduction of new facilities or services. Kingfisher plc/B&Q will attempt to restore the service as soon as it reasonably can.

6. KINGFISHER PLC/B&Q’s liability

The Colours Site is provided by Kingfisher plc and B&Q without any warranties or guarantees. You must bear the risks associated with the use of the Internet.

Kingfisher plc and B&Q will not be responsible for any errors or omissions or for the results obtained from the use of such information or for any technical problems you may experience with the Colours Site. If Kingfisher plc/B&Q are informed of any inaccuracies in the material on the Colours Site we will attempt to correct the inaccuracies as soon as we reasonably can.

In particular, we disclaim all liabilities in connection with the following:

  • incompatibility of the Colours Site with any of your equipment, software or telecommunications links.
  • technical problems including errors or interruptions of the Colours Site.
  • inadequacy of the Colours site to meet your requirements.

To the full extent allowed by applicable law, you agree that we will not be liable to you/or any third party for any consequential or incidental damages (including but not limited to loss of revenue, loss of profits, loss of anticipated savings, wasted expenditure, loss of privacy and loss of data) or any other indirect, special or punitive damages whatsoever that arise out of or are related to the Colours Site.

Nothing in these Terms and Conditions shall exclude Kingfisher plc’s liability for personal injury or death caused by its negligence.

7. Applicable law

These Terms and Conditions shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of England and any disputes will be decided only by the English courts.

8. International use

Kingfisher plc/B&Q makes no promise that materials on the Colours Site are appropriate or available for use in locations outside the United Kingdom, and accessing the Colours Site from territories where its contents are illegal or unlawful is prohibited. If you choose to access this site from locations outside the United Kingdom, you do so on your own initiative and are responsible for compliance with local laws.

9. Miscellaneous

You may not assign, sub-license or otherwise transfer any of your rights under these Terms and Conditions.

If any provision of these Terms and Conditions is found to be invalid by any court having competent jurisdiction, the invalidity of that provision will not affect the validity of the remaining provisions of these Terms and Conditions, which shall remain in full force and effect.

If you breach these Terms and Conditions and Kingfisher plc/B&Q ignores this, Kingfisher plc/B&Q will still be entitled to use its rights and remedies at a later date or in any other situation where you breach the Terms and Conditions.

Kingfisher plc/B&Q shall not be responsible for any breach of these Terms and Conditions caused by circumstances beyond its control.

A person who is not a party to these Terms and Conditions shall have no right under the Contract (Rights of Third Parties) Act 1999 to enforce any term of these Terms and Conditions but this shall not affect any right or remedy of a third party which exists or is available apart from that Act.

We may use comments sent to the colours.expert@b-and-q.co.uk email address on the Colours website by sending your comments to the above address you are giving us your permission.

If you have any queries please contact us by email at colours.expert@b-and-q.co.uk or by post at B&Q House, Chestnut Avenue, Chandler’s Ford, Eastleigh, Hampshire, SO53 3LE, United Kingdom

Any formal legal notices should be sent to us at the following address, marked for the attention of the Company Secretary of B&Q plc: B&Q House, Chestnut Avenue, Chandler’s Ford, Eastleigh, Hampshire, SO53 3LE, United Kingdom.