This page contains Vanguard’s General Terms and Conditions and Subscriber content Terms and Conditions.

General Terms and Conditions

1 Introduction

1.1 These websites, vanguard-method.com, vanguard-method.net and subscription.vanguard-method.com (“Websites”), are owned and operated by Vanguard Consulting Limited (“Vanguard”, “us” or “we”) whose registered office is Villiers House, 1 Nelson Street, Buckingham, MK18 1BU, United Kingdom, company number 2207133. Our VAT number is 485 8122 22. The term “you” or “your” refers to the user or viewer of these Websites.

1.2 We use WordPress.com to host the Websites and to manage the content on them. WordPress.com is owned by Automattic Inc, 132 Hawthorne Street, San Francisco, CA 94107, United States of America. Details of their Terms of Service can be found here.

2 Use of these Websites

2.1 Please read these General Terms and Conditions carefully in conjunction with our Privacy and Cookies Policy, as they govern your use of the Websites. By accessing the Websites, you accept these General Terms and Conditions and you agree to comply with them. If you do not accept them, you do not have permission to access the Websites and please do not do so. You have permission for temporary, non-exclusive use of the Websites, but we can withdraw or change our service at any time without telling you and without being legally responsible to you. We can also allow anyone else to use the Websites and the documents and other content that we make available from the Websites.

2.2 From time to time we may review and change these General Terms and Conditions and, if so, we will post any revisions on the Websites. We recommend that you regularly review any changes, as you accept them by accessing the Websites.

2.3 In most cases, unless something different is specified on the Websites, you will only be able to view the content of the Websites as it is streamed and you will not be permitted to download or save it.

2.4 The Websites may contain links to other websites that are not owned and operated by us. These links are provided for your convenience and an inclusion of any link does not imply endorsement by us of that linked website, its content or operator. We have no control over the contents or functionality of those websites and we accept no legal responsibility for any loss or damages that may arise from your use of them. Such websites will be subject to their own terms and conditions and privacy policies and you may wish to review them for each website you visit.

3 Personal Information

Our Privacy and Cookies Policy governs the use of the data that you provide us with, or which is collected when you use our Websites. By using our Websites, you consent to this Policy. We recommend that you read the Policy prior to using the Websites.

4 Access to the Websites

4.1 We try to ensure that the availability of the Websites is uninterrupted. However, we cannot guarantee that access will not be suspended or restricted from time to time and we will not be legally responsible for any damages or refunds should the Websites become unavailable, or if access to the Websites becomes slow or incomplete, for any reason.

4.2 We may remove, add to or alter the content on the Websites at any time and without notice or legal responsibility to you.

4.3 You are responsible for providing all equipment and software necessary to access the Websites. We are not legally responsible for any incompatibility.  Details provided by WordPress.com regarding browser issues, including minimum site requirements, can be found here.

4.4 Please note that your Internet Service Provider, or other relevant provider, may charge you for the bandwidth you use in accessing the Websites and this access may exceed any limits you have on bandwidth. You will be responsible for this and any associated costs. Please contact your relevant provider for details.

5 Security

5.1 We take steps to protect information transferred over our Websites and to make sure they are secure against unauthorised access and use (for example, by hackers and viruses). Despite our best efforts, and the efforts of many others, the transmission and storage of information via the internet is not completely secure. Although we do our best to protect such information, we cannot guarantee the security of any information transmitted to or from our Websites and any transmission is at your own risk. We exclude legal responsibility for any loss to you, or any third parties, incurred in this way.

6 Intellectual Property

6.1 All intellectual property rights in the Websites and the Vanguard Method belong to us throughout the world at all times, whether they are registered or unregistered. This includes any copyright in any text, photos, images, or videos and any trademarks.

6.2 You will not acquire any title, copyright or other proprietary rights to the Websites or the Vanguard Method, or any modifications which might be made to them. All rights remain the property of us. If you breach these terms you lose the right to use our Websites and the Vanguard Method and you must destroy or return any copies of documents or other content that you made.

6.3 You must not, or allow anyone else to, alter or change in any way any part of the Websites, or the Vanguard Method, or any content, concepts or materials associated with them.

6.4 You are permitted to use and reproduce the concepts and materials contained within the Websites and the Vanguard Method in limited circumstances namely, that they are used or reproduced specifically for your own non-commercial use and internally for the sole purpose of improving the way you conduct your business through utilising the Vanguard Method. If you use or reproduce any content from any part of the Websites or the Vanguard Method in this way you must:

6.4.1 not create any content derived from the Websites or the Vanguard Method or make any other adaptation or modification; and

6.4.2 visibly acknowledge Vanguard’s intellectual property by displaying the following copyright notice prominently next to the content that you use at all times; “the above content is © Vanguard Consulting Limited [date]”; and

6.4.3 verbally acknowledge Vanguard’s intellectual property if you refer to the Vanguard Method or any part of it in presentations or speeches that you make.

6.5 You are not permitted to make or allow anyone else to make any commercial use of any part of the Websites or the Vanguard Method or any concepts or materials associated with them, such as by way of sale, license, loan, hire or transfer for money.

7 Acceptable use

7.1 You agree to use these Websites for lawful purposes only. You must not use these Websites for any unlawful purposes including, but not limited to:

7.1.1 sending, stating, publishing, using or re-using any material which is offensive, abusive, damages someone’s reputation in a way that is defamatory according to the law, indecent, obscene, threatening or illegal or in breach of copyright, trade mark, confidence, privacy or any other rights;

7.1.2 transmitting any chain letters, spam letters, or junk email or participating in mischievous or malicious behaviour which causes or may cause damage, annoyance, inconvenience or needless anxiety to users of these Websites or anybody else;

7.1.3 committing a criminal offence under a law called the Computer Misuse Act 1990. Misuses includes introducing worms, viruses, trojans and other technologically harmful or damaging material, or trying to get access to our server or any connected database;

7.1.4 doing anything fraudulent, or which has a fraudulent effect.

7.1.5 harming or attempting to harm minors.

8 Termination and remedies

If we discover or have any reason to suspect that you have breached any of these General Terms and Conditions, we reserve the right to suspend or terminate your access to the Websites immediately and without notice. We may also take legal action, or inform the relevant authorities about what you have done.

9 Promises and Limitation of Legal Responsibility

9.1 You are responsible for the way in which you use the content and materials on the Websites and in the Vanguard Method. We do not guarantee the accuracy of the content and materials. As far as legally possible, we exclude legal responsibility for any loss to you, or anybody else, arising from the use of the Websites and the Vanguard Method, such as loss of business, contracts, profit, income, data, service, reputation, goodwill or anticipated savings.

9.2 As far as legally possible, we exclude all promises (called warranties) implied by law or statute.

9.3 We do not seek to exclude legal responsibility for death or personal injury caused by our failure to take reasonable care in a way that the law describes as “negligent”, nor any other legal responsibility which cannot be excluded or limited under the applicable law.

9.4 Without limiting any of these conditions you agree that our maximum legal responsibility for any claim that you successfully bring against us is £100.

9.5 You agree with us (and also for the benefit of any person who works for us, whether as an employee, consultant, self-employed contractor, or in any other capacity (a ‘Connected Person’)) that we alone will be legally responsible to you for matters arising from your use of the Vanguard Method and these Websites (subject to all the other limitations on our liability in this clause). No Connected Person will be personally responsible (i.e. legally liable) to you whether under the law of contact, tort (including negligence) or otherwise.

10 Removing parts of these General Terms and Conditions

If any part of these General Terms and Conditions is found by a court or other authority entitled to make a judgement about it to be invalid, unlawful or unenforceable, then that part will be treated as if it has been removed from the remainder of these General Terms and Conditions which will continue to be valid and enforceable.

11 Disputes

All disputes about these General Terms and Conditions and the Websites will be dealt in accordance with and governed by English law and the Courts of England will be the only place where such disputes can be decided.

12 Contact us

If you have any issues about these General Terms and Conditions or the Websites, please contact Vanguard here.

13 Additional terms and conditions for the Subscriber content

In addition to the above General Terms and Conditions, if you are accessing the Subscriber content of the Websites, you are also automatically bound by the additional Subscriber content Terms and Conditions which you can find here.

How we work together – Subscriber content Terms and Conditions

1 Introduction

1.1 This website, subscription.vanguard-method.com (“the Subscriber content”) is owned and operated by Vanguard Consulting Limited (“Vanguard”, “us” or “we”) whose registered office is Villiers House, 1 Nelson Street, Buckingham, MK18 1BU, United Kingdom, company number 2207133. Our VAT number is 485 8122 22. The term “you” or “your” refers to the user or viewer of the Subscriber content.

1.2 We use WordPress.com to host the Website and to manage the content on it. WordPress.com is owned by Automattic Inc, 132 Hawthorne Street, San Francisco, CA 94107, United States of America. Details of their Terms of Service can be found here.

2 Your use of the Subscriber content

By accessing the Subscriber content, or by paying for others to access it, you agree that:

2.1 We own it: Vanguard exclusively owns all the copyright and other intellectual property rights in the Subscriber content (including any audio, text, photos, images, trademarks, logos or interactive content). This ownership covers the whole world at all times and any renewals or extensions of those rights in the Subscriber content.

2.2 You will talk to us if you want to use it commercially: You may not use, modify, or copy any of the Subscriber content for any commercial purpose without Vanguard’s prior written approval. “Commercial Purpose” means sale, rental, licence, assignment or other commercial exploitation of the Subscriber content of any kind.

2.3 You will talk to us if you want to share it: You are responsible for setting your own e-mail, username and password to access the Subscriber content.  You must keep these secure and confidential and you must not allow any other person to use them.  If any such details are used by a third party, you must notify us as soon as you become aware of it.  In addition, you may not host, serve, send, distribute, transmit or allow access to any of the Subscriber content to or for someone else without Vanguard’s prior written approval.

2.4 You won’t let anyone else use it commercially or share it: In addition, you may not allow or authorise someone else to either (i) use, modify or copy any of the Subscriber content for any Commercial Purpose, or (ii) send or transmit or allow access to any of the Subscriber content to another person.

2.5 And there’s more:  Any use of and access to the Subscriber content is subject to all the wording set out in our General Terms and Conditions, which can be seen here, and our Privacy and Cookies Policy, which can be seen here.

2.6 We may terminate your access:  If we discover or have any reason to suspect that you have breached any of these Subscriber content or General Terms and Conditions, we reserve the right to suspend or terminate your access to the Websites immediately and without notice or refund. We may also take legal action, or inform the relevant authorities about what you have done.