1.1 Submitting your entry(ies) deems your entry complete and ready for review and payable.
1.2 The Company reserves the right to cancel an entry at any time.
1.3 The judging panel’s decision is final.
1.4 The judging panel reserves the right to not award a winner in any particular category
1.5 MA Healthcare Ltd will attempt to provide feedback to those entries which are unsuccessful in gaining a place on the shortlist, however from time to time this is not possible.
2.1 By entering the awards, MA Healthcare Ltd can provide you with information relating to your entry and other MA Healthcare Ltd related products or services via email, direct mail, fax or telephone. Please write to the head of marketing at the address on the previous page if you do not want to receive this information.
3.1 MA Healthcare Ltd accepts bookings under the following conditions:
3.1 All correspondence will be sent to the participants at the address specified on the booking form or over the telephone.
3.2 Bookings must be completed online and payment made by credit/debit card or by requesting an invoice.
3.3 If requesting an invoice, payment is due on receipt of the invoice.
3.4 All payments, including credit card, must be in pounds sterling (GBP)
3.5 MA Healthcare Ltd reserves the right to cancel a booking if payment is not made six weeks prior to the event taking place. Any outstanding payment becomes the responsibility of the individual making the booking.
3.6 Payment for any booking made within six weeks of the event will still be due to the company irrespective of whether the guest(s) attends.
3.7 Bookings may be made by telephone but payment must be made in full by credit card.
3.8 For awards events, tables will be sold and positions allocated on a first come, first served basis. If fewer than ten people are booked, you and your guests will be placed on a shared table with other companies.
3.9 It is the responsibility of the person making the booking to ensure MA Healthcare Ltd are aware of guests’ special dietary requirements. Every effort will be made to accommodate dietary requirements, however availability of alternatives cannot be guaranteed.
3.10 Should a guest be unable to attend, a substitute guest may take his/her place. Amendment to a booking can be made online.
3.11 MA Healthcare Ltd reserves the right to change the event timings, date and/or venue.
3.12 MA Healthcare Ltd does not accept responsibility for loss or damage to guests’ own property and/or personal effects whilst at the event.
3.13 MA Healthcare Ltd does not accept liability for loss or damage to personal effects caused by events beyond its control, including (but without limitation) fire, flood, strikes, civil disturbances or for consequential loss or damage of any kind whatsoever.
4.1 Written cancellations received six weeks prior to the event will be accepted and a refund of 90% of the booking charge will be made. After this date, no refunds can be given. Verbal cancellations will not be accepted.
4.2 If written cancellation is not received six weeks prior to the event full payment will still be due irrespective of whether the guest(s) attends the event.
The following terms and conditions are for use of the Optician awards website (the Site) which is owned by MA Business & Leisure. You may access the Site in several ways, including but not limited to the World Wide Web, PDA, mobile phone and RSS feeds. These terms and conditions apply whenever you access the Site, on whatever device. By using the Site you are deemed to have accepted these conditions.
5.1 Subject to what is said below, material from the Site may be downloaded, viewed, listened-to, printed, copied on the hard disk of your computer (but not photocopied) and used for: your own personal, non-commercial purposes; internal business purposes; or the non-commercial purpose of using the Site as a personal information resource in good faith ONLY. Single copies of pages from the Site may be printed out for the sole purposes of enabling the person printing the page to retain a copy for their own personal records. Any other type of use (and, in particular, any copying or distribution of material from the Site for any commercial or business purpose) requires the prior written agreement of MA Business & Leisure.
5.2 You agree that you will not use the Site: for the posting, uploading, emailing or other transmission of any material which infringes the rights of any person or which is unlawful in any other respect; in any way which is abusive, defamatory or obscene or which will harass, distress or inconvenience any person or which might restrict or inhibit the use and enjoyment of the Site by any person; which will compRomyse the privacy or data protection rights of any person; for the posting, uploading, emailing or other transmission of any unsolicited or unauthorised advertising, promotional materials, "junk mail", "spam", "chain letters", "pyramid schemes", or any other form of solicitation or commercial exploitation; for the posting, uploading, emailing or other transmission of any material that contains software viruses or any other computer code, files or programs designed to interrupt, restrict, destroy, limit the functionality of or compRomyse the integrity of any computer software or hardware or telecommunications equipment; to create a database (electronic or otherwise) that includes material downloaded from the Site; to transmit or re-circulate any material obtained from the Site to any third party; or in any way that might bring MA Business & Leisure or any of its related companies or employees into disrepute.
This Clause 2 shall apply where you register with MA Business & Leisure for use of the Site.
6.1 You agree to provide true, accurate, current and complete information about yourself as requested by MA Business & Leisure in the registration form ("the Registration Information"). You agree to maintain and promptly update the Registration Information to keep it true, accurate, current and complete. You agree to keep the password for your access to Opticianonline.net confidential and agree not to permit anyone else to have access to it. Furthermore you agree to be fully responsible for all activities that occur under your password.
6.2 You agree to immediately notify MA Business & Leisure of any unauthorised use of your password.
7.1 MA Business & Leisure shall have the right to cancel your registration and/or refuse you access to the the Site at any time and for any reason without giving you any advance notice and MA Business & Leisure shall not be liable for any losses or damages whatsoever (other than losses or damages for death or physical injury arising out of the negligence of MA Business & Leisure or its employees) arising from your inability to access any of the pages on the Site.
7.2 MA Business & Leisure shall have the right at any time and for any reason to remove from the pages on the Site any material posted, uploaded, emailed or otherwise transmitted by you without giving you any advance notice and MA Business & Leisure shall not be liable for any losses or damages whatsoever (other than losses or damages for death or physical injury arising out of the negligence of MA Business & Leisure or its employees) arising from the removal of such material.
7.3 MA Business & Leisure will not view or edit or pre-screen any contribution that you or anyone else make to the interactive pages of the Site and therefore, unless MA Business & Leisure is specifically notified of the nature of any item of content, you cannot assume that they are responsible for having made it available on the Site. MA Business & Leisure shall have the right (but not the obligation) to refuse or remove any content that is posted to, or made available on, the forums or the website without the need to give any reasons for doing so.
7.4 If you object to the publication of any material placed on the Site please let MA Business & Leisure know by calling +44 (0) 20 7501 6776 or by sending an appropriately worded email to email@example.com and they will take whatever action they deem appropriate.
The copyright, and other rights, in some of the material appearing on the Site may belong to a third party. It is your responsibility to obtain any licences or permissions that may be required to use such material and you agree to pay any costs or expenses incurred by MA Business & Leisure which arise as a result of your failure to obtain such licences and permissions.
9.1 You may submit material for publication on parts of the Site, including blogs, forums and Ad of the day/week. We accept no liability in respect of any material submitted by users and published by us and we are not responsible for its content and accuracy. If you want to submit material to MA Business & Leisure for publication on the Site, you may do so on the following terms and conditions:
9.2 MA Business & Leisure may publish and make available to the public by any means any material that you submit, post, upload, email or otherwise transmit to them or to the Site at their sole discretion and they shall be entitled to make additions or deletions to any such material prior to publication.
9.3 You hereby grant MA Business & Leisure a non-exclusive, royalty-free, perpetual and worldwide licence to republish any material you submit, post, upload, email or otherwise transmit to them or to the Site in any format, including without limitation print and electronic format.
9.4 You hereby waive all of the moral rights that you have under Chapter IV of the Copyright, Design and Patents Act 1988 in respect of any material you submit, post, upload, email or otherwise transmit to MA Business & Leisure or to the Site.
9.5 publication of any material you submit to us will be at MA Business & Leisure's sole discretion. MA Business & Leisure reserves the right to make additions or deletions to the text or graphics prior to publication, or to refuse publication
9.6 you warrant to MA Business & Leisure that any material you submit to the Site is your own original work and that you own the copyright and any other relevant rights
9.7 you warrant that the material you submit and the language that you use is not obscene, abusive, hateful, offensive, defamatory of any person or otherwise illegal
9.8 you agree not to post material which is deliberately intended to upset other users, to breach confidence, to compRomyse privacy or to process personal data in an unauthorised manner.
9.9 you agree not to post material which may encourage criminal conduct or which
may give rise to civil liability, or which is otherwise unlawful.
9.10 you agree not to place any links on the Site where those links take users to unlawful material or material that contravenes these terms.
9.11 you agree that, except where expressly permitted by MA Business & Leisure, you will not to place on the Site advertisements nor make commercial solicitations nor use the Site for any commercial purposes (which would include using the Site to promote or encourage the sale of your goods/services).
9.12 you acknowledge that any breach of these warranties may cause MA Business & Leisure damage or loss and you agree to indemnify MA Business & Leisure in full and permanently against any third party liabilities, claims, costs, loss or damage we incur as a result of publishing material you submit to us, including consequential losses.
9.13 MA Business & Leisure reserves the right to remove your access to individual services completely if MA Business & Leisure believes that you are abusing the services in any way.
10.1 Whilst every effort has been taken to ensure the accuracy of the information provided by MA Business & Leisure and its employees in these pages, the contents of the Site reflect the opinions of the writers, they do not necessarily reflect the views and opinions of MA Business & Leisure or any of its brands, they are personal to the writer and are naturally subject to change from time to time. It is the responsibility of users to check the accuracy of relevant facts and take appropriate professional advice before entering into any commitment based upon them.
10.2 MA Business & Leisure can not guarantee that your use of the Site will be free from error and/or uninterrupted. MA Business & Leisure, its directors, its employees and its representatives exclude, in so far as it is legally possible, all liability and responsibility for any damages (other than liability for death or physical injury arising out of the negligence of MA Business & Leisure or its officers) including, but not limited to, indirect or consequential damages, damages for loss of opportunity or chance, or any damages whatsoever arising from use or loss of use, data, or profits, whether in action of contract, negligence or other tortious action, arising out of, or in connection with, any information on the Site or any other Internet sites or the use thereof.
10.3 Some of the pages on the Site include material (including, but not limited to, advertisements) posted by third parties. This includes most of the material that is posted on the "Jobs" section of the Site which has been posted by third party employment agencies and businesses. Individual users and advertisers are solely responsible for the content of advertising and other material which they submit to MA Business & Leisure and for ensuring that such content complies with all relevant legislation. MA Business & Leisure accepts no responsibility for the content of material posted by third parties, including, without limitation, any error, omission or inaccuracy therein.
10.4 On some of the pages of the Site users may be given the opportunity of entering into agreements with third parties. MA Business & Leisure is not a party to those agreements, does not act as an agent for those third parties (who, in turn, do not act as agents for MA Business & Leisure) and MA Business & Leisure is not liable in relation to, and takes no responsibility for, any contract entered into by users with any third party.
Some of the pages on the Site include links to external websites. These links are included to give users the opportunity to access other pages that it is felt may be of assistance to them. MA Business & Leisure is not responsible for the content of these Internet sites.
12.1 Whilst effort has been taken to ensure that the pages of the Site are free from viruses, MA Business & Leisure gives no warranties that they are indeed free from viruses and users are responsible for ensuring that they have installed adequate virus checking software.
12.2 MA Business & Leisure excludes, in so far as it is legally possible, all liability and responsibility (other than liability for death or physical injury arising out of the negligence of MA Business & Leisure or its officers) for any viruses or any other computer code, files or programs designed to interrupt, restrict, destroy, limit the functionality of or compRomyse the integrity of any computer software or hardware or telecommunications equipment or other material transmitted with or as part of:
The names, images and logos identifying MA Business & Leisure or third parties and their products and services, are the proprietary marks of MA Business & Leisure, and/or may be the proprietary marks of third parties. Any use made of these marks may be an infringement of rights in those marks and MA Business & Leisure reserves all rights to enforce such rights that it might have.
These terms may be varied from time to time. Please ensure that you review these terms and conditions regularly as you will be deemed to have accepted a variation if you continue to use the Site after any variation has been posted.
If any of these terms and conditions should be determined to be illegal, invalid or otherwise unenforceable, it shall be severed and deleted from the terms and conditions and the remaining terms and conditions shall survive, remain in full force and effect and continue to be binding and enforceable.
16.1 The Site has been created with UK users in mind and therefore its content may not be appropriate or lawful outside of the UK. Users from outside of the UK should therefore verify for themselves whether or not it is appropriate for them to access the Site
16.2 The terms and conditions shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of England and Wales. Any disputes arising from matters relating to the Site shall be exclusively subject to the jurisdiction of the courts of England and Wales.
MA Business & Leisure is a company registered in England and Wales under number 02923699 whose registered office is at Snow Hill, Dinton, Salisbury, SP3 5HN and whose VAT Registration Number is 844 1270 44.
18.1 MA Business & Leisure is committed to protecting and respecting your privacy.
19.1 We may collect and process the following data about you:
20.1 We may collect information about your computer including where available your IP address, operating system and browser type for system administration and to report aggregate information to our advertisers. These are data about our users' browsing actions and patterns and do not identify any individual.
20.2 For the same reason we may obtain information about your general Internet usage by using a cookie file which is stored on the hard drive of your computer. Cookies contain information that is transferred to your computer's hard drive. They help us to improve our site and to deliver a better and more personalised service. Cookies and the information contained in your IP address enable us:
20.3 You may refuse to accept cookies by activating the setting on your browser, which allows you to refuse the setting of cookies. However, if you select this setting you may be unable to access certain parts of the Site. If you want to find out more about how to disable cookies please see this external third party website: http://www.allaboutcookies.org/manage-cookies/
Unfortunately, the transmission of information via the Internet is not completely secure. So, whilst MA Business & Leisure will do its best to protect your personal data, we cannot ensure the security of data transmitted by you to the Site. Any transmission is at your own risk. Once we have received your information we will use security procedures and features to prevent unauthorised access to it.
23.1 We may use information held about you in the following ways:
23.2 We may disclose your personal information to any member of our group which means our subsidiaries, our ultimate holding company and its subsidiaries as defined in section 736 of the Company Act 1985.
23.3 We may disclose your personal information to third parties:
23.4 We may also use your data or permit selected third parties to use your data to provide you with information about goods and services which may be of interest to you unless you have notified us that you do not wish to receive such information.
23.5 We do not disclose individual information to our advertisers, but we may provide them with aggregate information about our users. We may also use such aggregate information to help advertisers reach the kind of audience they want to target. We would comply with our advertisers' wishes by displaying their advertisement to that target audience using the personal data we have collected from you and from others.
24.1 You have the right to request us not to disclose any of your personal data or information or to pass information to third parties. We will usually inform you before collecting your data, if we intend to disclose your information to any third party and you can exercise that right by checking certain boxes on the forms we use to collect your data. You can also notify us by contacting us at firstname.lastname@example.org
opticianawards.co.uk aims to provide information that is accessible to all user groups.
26.1 Structured, semantic markup This site's markup (HTML) is semantically correct, using HTML elements for their given purpose. Well structured HTML has semantic meaning for a wide range of user agents (browsers without style sheets, text browsers, PDAs, search engines etc.)
26.2 Images All content images used in this site include descriptive alt attributes. Purely decorative graphics include empty alt attributes.
26.3 Font sizes You may change the font size of this document to your preference through your browser: In Internet Explorer, select View, then Text Size, and then your preferred size. In Netscape select View, then Text Zoom, and then your preferred percentage size.
26.4 Style sheets This site uses Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) for visual layout. If your browser or browsing device does not support stylesheets at all, the use of structured semantic markup ensures that the content of each page is still readable and clearly structured.
All forms follow a logical Tab sequence.
22.6 Content of All Advertisements
All Advertisements must comply with the following terms and conditions:
26.6.1 You warrant to MA Business & Leisure that any Advertisement is your own original work and that you own the copyright and any other relevant rights;
26.6.2 You warrant that any Advertisement that you submit and the language that you use in it is not obscene, abusive, hateful, obscene, offensive, defamatory of any person or otherwise illegal or which will harass, distress or inconvenience any person or which might restrict or inhibit the use and enjoyment of the Site by any person;
26.6.3 You agree not to post any Advertisement which is deliberately intended to upset other users, to breach confidence, to compRomyse privacy or to process personal data in an unauthorised manner;
22.6.4 You agree not to post any Advertisement which may encourage criminal conduct or which may give rise to civil liability, or which is otherwise unlawful;
26.6.5 You agree not to place within any Advertisement any links where those links take users to unlawful material or material that contravenes these terms;
26.6.6 You agree not to post any Advertisement which contravenes the relevant codes of conduct imposed by the Advertising Standards Authority;
26.6.7 You agree not to post, upload or otherwise transmit any Advertisement which:
a. infringes the rights of any person or which is unlawful in any other respect;
b. will compRomyse the privacy or data protection rights of any person; or
c. may bring MA Business & Leisure into disrepute.
27.1 the posting, uploading, emailing or other transmission of any unsolicited or unauthorised advertising, promotional materials, "junk mail", "spam", "chain letters", "pyramid schemes", "affiliate schemes", or any other so called "business opportunity" or any other form of solicitation or commercial exploitation;
27.2 for the posting, uploading, emailing or other transmission of any material that contains software viruses or any other computer code, files or programs designed to interrupt, restrict, destroy, limit the functionality of or compRomyse the integrity of any computer software or hardware or telecommunications equipment.
27.3 You acknowledge that any breach of the terms/warranties given above may cause MA Business & Leisure damage or loss and You agree to indemnify MA Business & Leisure in full and permanently against any third party liabilities, claims, costs, loss or damage that it incurs as a result of publishing material that You submit to it, including consequential losses.
27.4 MA Business & Leisure may publish and make available to the public by any means any Advertisement that you submit, post, upload, email or otherwise transmit to it at their sole discretion and they shall be entitled to make additions or deletions to any such material prior to publication.
27.5 If your Advertisement links to another website via our external apply online option or otherwise, You are responsible for maintaining the links and for the content of Your Advertisement and the linked website. MA Business & Leisure may remove from the Site any Advertisement which contains content or links to a website which, in MA Business & Leisure's opinion, is defamatory, illegal or objectionable or will bring MA Business & Leisure into disrepute. You will indemnify MA Business & Leisure from and against any claims or liability arising from the content of websites that are linked to from Your Advertisement.
27.6 MA Business & Leisure reserves the right to remove your Advertisements completely if MA Business & Leisure believes that you are abusing the Service in any way.