Terms and Conditions

Lynx Purchasing Website and App Terms and Conditions – 2024

This website is operated by Lynx Purchasing Limited, a company incorporated and registered in England and Wales with company number 04786086 whose registered office is at Parkhill Studio, Walton Road, Wetherby LS22 5DZ (“we”/“our”/“us”). You may contact us at hello@lynxpurchasing.co.uk.   Your use of this website (“Website”) and our Lynx GP Calculator app (“App”) is governed by these terms of use (“Terms”). By using our Website and/or our App you confirm that you have read and accept the Terms and that you agree to comply with them. If you do not accept the Terms in full, please do not use the Website or the App.   We may revise these Terms at any time. Please check them from time to time to take notice of any changes we make as they are binding on you.
  1. Other applicable terms
  1. We may make changes to our Website and App
    • We may update our Website and App from time to time.
    • We do not guarantee that the Website and App will be available at all times or free from errors or omissions.
    • Although we make reasonable efforts to update the information on our Website and App, we make no representations, warranties or guarantees, whether express or implied, that the content on our Website and App is accurate, complete or up to date.

  2. Your access to our Website and App
    • Our Website and App are available free of charge and are intended to be used for business purposes only. You should not use the Website or the App if you are a consumer nor for any personal purposes. Without prejudice to clause 5, we shall not be liable for your use of the App if you use it for any reason other than business purposes.
    • All users of our Website and App must be at least 18 years of age.
    • You must not use the Website or App in any unlawful manner, for any unlawful purpose or in any manner inconsistent with these Terms.
    • We shall not be liable if the Website or App is unavailable or interrupted at any time or for any period. Access to the Website and App may be suspended temporarily and without notice in the case of system failure, maintenance or repair or for reasons beyond our control.
    • If you choose or are provided with a user identification code, password or any other piece of information as part of our security procedures, you should treat such information as confidential and not disclose it to any third party.
    • We have the right to disable any user identification code or password, whether chosen by you or allocated by us, at any time, if in our reasonable opinion you have failed to comply with any of the provisions of these Terms.
    • If you know or suspect that anyone other than you knows your user identification code or password, you must promptly notify us at hello@lynxpurchasing.co.uk.
    • We may end your rights to use our Website and App by contacting you if you have failed to comply with these Terms. If we end your right to use the Website and/or the App, you must:
      • stop all activities authorised by these Terms; and
      • delete or remove the App from all devices in your possession and immediately destroy all copies of the App which you have and confirm to us that you have done so.
  1. Use of the App
    • The App requires a mobile phone or handheld devices with Android or Apple operating systems.
    • Our App is a useful tool to help you calculate your menu costs provided that it is used appropriately and in accordance with these Terms. It is your responsibility to:
      • check that the facilities and functions of the App meet the requirements of the organisation for which you work;
      • ensure that all information and costs you input into the App are up to date and accurate; and
      • check and validate the calculations produced by the App (which are only provided on an indicative basis) before relying on them to make purchases or any other decisions.
    • You may not transfer the App to someone else, whether for money, for anything else or for free. If you sell any devices on which the App is installed, you must remove the App from it.
    • You must not translate, merge, adapt, vary, alter or modify the whole or any part of the App nor permit the App or any part of it to be combined with or become incorporated with any other programs except as necessary to use the App as permitted in these Terms.
    • You must not rent, lease, sub-license, loan, provide or otherwise make available the App in whole or in part to any person without prior written consent from us.
    • You must not disassemble, de-compile, reverse engineer or creative derivative works based on the whole or any part of the App.
    • From time to time we may automatically update the App to improve performance, enhance functionality, reflect changes to the operating system or address security issues. We may also ask you to update the App for these reasons. If you choose not to install such updates or if you opt out of automatic updates you may not be able to continue using the App.
    • If you download or stream the App on to any phone or other devices not owned by you, you must have the owner’s permission to do so. You will be responsible for complying with these Terms whether or not you own the phone or device from which the App is accessed.
    • We recommend that you back up and content and data used in connection with the App, and that you delete content and data when you no longer need it.

  2. Our liability for use of the Website and the App
    • We exclude all implied conditions, warranties, representations or other terms that may apply to our Website and our App.
    • We will not be liable to you for any loss or damage, whether in contract, tort (including negligence), breach of statutory duty, or otherwise, even if foreseeable, arising under or in connection with:
      • your use of, or inability to use, our Website or App; or
      • your use of or reliance on any calculations or other information produced by the App; or
      • your use of or reliance on any content displayed on our Website or App;
    • It is acknowledged by you that it is your responsibility to validate the output of the App, which is only provided on an indicative basis.
    • In particular, we will not be liable for:
      • loss of profits, sales, business, or revenue;
      • business interruption;
      • loss of anticipated savings;
      • loss of business opportunity, goodwill or reputation; or
      • any indirect or consequential loss or damage.
  1. We may transfer this agreement to someone else
We may transfer our rights and obligations under these Terms to another organisation. We will always tell you in writing if this happens and we will ensure that the transfer will not affect your rights under the contract.
  1. Our Website and App are only for users in the UK
Our Website and App are directed to people residing in the United Kingdom. We do not represent that content available on or through our Website or App is appropriate for use or available in other locations.
  1. How you may use material on our Website and App
    • We are the owner or the licensee of all intellectual property rights in our Website and App, and in the material published on it including the calculator available on the App. Those works are protected by copyright laws and treaties around the world. All such rights are reserved.
    • You may print off one copy, and may download extracts, of any page(s) from our Website for your personal use and you may draw the attention of others within your organisation to content posted on our Website and App.
    • You must not modify the paper or digital copies of any materials you have printed off or downloaded in any way, and you must not use any illustrations, photographs, video or audio sequences or any graphics separately from any accompanying text.
    • Our status (and that of any identified contributors) as the authors of content on our Website and App must always be acknowledged (except where the content is user-generated).
    • If you print off, copy, download, share or repost any part of our Website or App in breach of these terms of use, your right to use our Website and App will cease immediately and you must, at our option, return or destroy any copies of the materials you have made.

  2. No text or data mining, or web scraping
    • You shall not conduct, facilitate, authorise or permit any text or data mining or web scraping in relation to our site or any services provided via, or in relation to, our Website or App. This includes using (or permitting, authorising or attempting the use of):
      • any “robot”, “bot”, “spider”, “scraper” or other automated device, program, tool, algorithm, code, process or methodology to access, obtain, copy, monitor or republish any portion of the site or any data, content, information or services accessed via the same;
      • any automated analytical technique aimed at analysing text and data in digital form to generate information which includes but is not limited to patterns, trends and correlations.
    • The provisions in this clause 9 should be treated as an express reservation of our rights in this regard, including for the purposes of Article 4(3) of Digital Copyright Directive ((EU) 2019/790).
    • This clause 9 shall not apply insofar as (but only to the extent that) we are unable to exclude or limit text or data mining or web scraping activity by contract under the laws which are applicable to us.

  3. We are not responsible for websites we link to
    • Where our Website contains links to other sites and resources provided by third parties, these links are provided for your information only. Such links should not be interpreted as approval by us of those linked websites or information you may obtain from them.
    • We have no control over the contents of those sites or resources.

  4. How to complain about or report content

  5. How we may use your personal information
We will only use your personal information as set out in our privacy policy available at https://lynxpurchasing.co.uk/privacy-policy.
  1. We are not responsible for viruses and you must not introduce them
    • We do not guarantee that our Website or App will be secure or free from bugs or viruses.
    • You are responsible for configuring your information technology, computer programmes, platform and devices to access our Website and App. You should use your own virus protection software.
    • You must not misuse our Website or App by knowingly introducing viruses, trojans, worms, logic bombs or other material that is malicious or technologically harmful. You must not attempt to gain unauthorised access to our Website or App, the server on which our Website is stored or any server, computer or database connected to our Website or App. You must not attack our Website via a denial-of-service attack or a distributed denial-of service attack. By breaching this provision, you would commit a criminal offence under the Computer Misuse Act 1990. We will report any such breach to the relevant law enforcement authorities and we will co-operate with those authorities by disclosing your identity to them. In the event of such a breach, your right to use our Website and App will cease immediately.

  2. Rules about linking to our Website
    • You may link to our home page, provided you do so in a way that is fair and legal and does not damage our reputation or take advantage of it.
    • You must not establish a link in such a way as to suggest any form of association, approval or endorsement on our part where none exists.
    • You must not establish a link to our Website in any website that is not owned by you.
    • Our Website must not be framed on any other site, nor may you create a link to any part of our site other than the home page.
    • We reserve the right to withdraw linking permission without notice.
    • If you wish to link to or make any use of content on our Website other than that set out above, please contact hello@lynxpurchasing.co.uk.

  3. Which country’s laws apply to any disputes?
  4. These terms of use, their subject matter and their 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.
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