Terms of use

The Shortlisted™ | Terms of use agreement

These are the terms of use for the-shortlisted.co.uk / The Shortlisted™ / The Shortlisted Magazine™ and other related applications and official social media channels (“our sites”). This text has been last updated in March 2020 and is regularly reviewed.

By using the website, you agree to be bound by these Terms of use, by our Privacy Policy and our Cookie Policy and any additional terms and conditions that may apply to specific sections of the website or to products and services available through the website or from us. Accessing the website, in any manner, whether automated or otherwise, constitutes use of the website, and your agreement to be Intellectual Property Rights bound by these Terms of use.

1. © Copyright disclaimer 

1.1. The Shortlisted™ is © copyrighted by its owner and is protected under all applicable international, federal, state and local laws, with ALL rights reserved. No part of the site may be copied, or changed in any format, sold, or used in any way other than what is outlined by the owner under any circumstances without permission from the owner. The Shortlisted™ website, its marketing and content collateral and other apps, channels (including social media) and official external resources and all the other materials available on this website are the property of ours and/or our contributors, affiliates or licensors and are protected by copyright, trademark, and other international intellectual property laws. The Shortlisted™ is provided solely for your personal noncommercial use: you may not use this site or the materials available on this site and the above-detailed channels and materials in a manner that constitutes any type of infringement of our rights or that has not been authorised by us.

1.2. Unless explicitly authorised in this text or previously agreed by us in writing, you are not allowed to copy, reproduce, modify, republish, upload, post, transmit, translate, sell, create derivative works, exploit, or distribute in any manner or medium (including by email and any other electronic means) any material from this website. You may, however, from time to time, download and/or print one copy of selected individual pages of the site for your personal, non-commercial use, provided that you keep intact all copyright and other proprietary notices.

1.3. Concerning the content, images, pictures and videos that are not under copywriting with us (i.e., we are not the recognised “authors” of such material) but that we are using under the “fair use” allowance foreseen by the Copyright Act 1976 (see 1.4. for details), we still strive to make all the reasonable efforts to trace and mention the original author, by writing the author/authors’ name/names with appropriate credits; if the respective owners of such materials do not want to see their works published by us, they can send us an email and we will delete their works/names/credits from our website and collaterals, including social media.

1.4. Concerning the use of copyrighted materials, it is necessary to point out that this website is for education purposes only, and that the Copyright Disclaimer under section 107 of the Copyright Act 1976 explains that allowance is made for “fair use” for purposes such as criticism, comment, news reporting, teaching, scholarship, education and research; hence, fair use is a use permitted by copyright statute that might otherwise be infringing. There is never, an intention of infringing copyright when we use copyrighted materials, and, as explained in 1.3., we strive to trace and mention the original authors; since we are operating under the “fair use” allowance being this an educational, reporting and criticism website, we are not liable to incur in any legal actions undertaken by the copyright owners – however, again, if the copyright owners do not want to see their works published here (which would only be for educational purposes and always, when possible, credited to the copyright owners), they are required to let us know in writing and we will delete their works immediately.

2. Limitations of liability

2.1. The author and publisher do not warrant the performance, effectiveness or applicability of any sites listed or linked to this website. By using this website, you agree to absolve the company of any and all liability or loss that you or any person or entity associated with you may suffer or incur as a result of the use of the information contained on this website and/or the resources you may download or buy from this website. You agree that the company shall not be liable to you for any type of damages, including direct, indirect, special, incidental, equitable, or consequential loss or damages for use of this website. The author and publisher of The Shortlisted™ and the accompanying materials have used their best efforts in preparing all The Shortlisted™ materials. We make no representation or warranties with respect to the accuracy, applicability, fitness, or completeness of the contents on this website. The information, content, pictures and words contained in The Shortlisted™ is strictly for mere information and entertainment purposes.  See section 3. (“The content on this website” for more details on the purposes of this website, official channels and mission.

2.2. If you wish to apply or share ideas, opinions or actions contained in any part of The Shortlisted™, you are taking full responsibility for your actions at your sole risk. The information, content, pictures, opinions, products and services on The Shortlisted™ are provided on a strictly “as is,” “where is” and “where available” basis. The Shortlisted™ does not provide any warranties (either expressed or implied) with respect to the information provided on any The Shortlisted™ site and/or your use of any of The Shortlisted™ generally or for any particular purpose. The information, books, content software, products, and services included in or available through the website may include inaccuracies or typographical errors: changes are periodically added to the information herein. We may make improvements and/or changes in the website at any time at no notice for you.

2.3. By using this website, you accept personal responsibility for the results of your actions, you agree to take full responsibility for any harm or damage you suffer as a result of the use, or non-use, of the information available on this website or the resources available for download from this website. You agree to use judgment and conduct due diligence before taking any action or implementing any plan or policy suggested or recommended on this website. You agree that we have not made any guarantees about the results of taking any action, whether recommended on this website or not.

2.3.b. We make no representations about the suitability, reliability, availability, timeliness, and accuracy of the information, software, products, services and related graphics contained on the website for any purpose. To the maximum extent permitted by applicable law, all such information, books, software, products, services and related graphics are provided, again, “as is” without warranty or condition of any kind. The company and/or its suppliers hereby disclaim all warranties and conditions with regard to this information, software, products, services and related graphics, including all implied warranties or conditions of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, title, and non-infringement.

2.4. We provide entertainment and informational resources that are intended to help users of this website succeed in life, career, business, and otherwise. You nevertheless recognise that your ultimate success or failure will be the result of your own efforts, your particular situation, and innumerable other circumstances beyond the control and/or knowledge of ours. You also recognise that prior results do not guarantee a similar outcome. Thus, the results obtained by others – whether clients or customers of this website or otherwise – applying the principles set out in this website are no guarantee that you or any other person or entity will be able to obtain similar results.

2.5. You expressly agree that your use of, or inability to use, the service is at your sole risk. The service and all products and services delivered to you through the service are (except as expressly stated by us) provided ‘as is’ and ‘as available’ for your use, without any representation, warranties or conditions of any kind, either express or implied, including all implied warranties or conditions of merchantability, merchantable quality, fitness for a particular purpose, durability, title, and non-infringement. The Shortlisted™ expressly disclaims any implied warranties, including but not limited to, warranties of title, non-infringement, merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose. The Shortlisted™ will not be responsible for any loss or damage that could result from interception by third parties of any information made available to you via The Shortlisted™ sites or any of them. Although the information provided to you on this website is obtained or compiled from sources we believe to be reliable, The Shortlisted™ cannot and does not guarantee the accuracy, validity, timeliness, or completeness of any information or data made available to you for any particular purpose.

2.6. In no case shall we, our directors, officers, employees, affiliates, agents, contractors, interns, suppliers, service providers or licensors be liable for any injury, loss, claim, or any direct, indirect, incidental, punitive, special, or consequential damages of any kind, including, without limitation lost profits, lost revenue, lost savings, loss of data, replacement costs, or any similar damages, whether based in contract, tort (including negligence), strict liability or otherwise, arising from your use of any of the service or any products procured using the service, or for any other claim related in any way to your use of the service or any product, including, but not limited to, any errors or omissions in any content, or any loss or damage of any kind incurred as a result of the use of the service or any content (or product) posted, transmitted, or otherwise made available via the service, even if advised of their possibility. Because some states or jurisdictions do not allow the exclusion or the limitation of liability for consequential or incidental damages, in such states or jurisdictions, our liability shall be limited to the maximum extent permitted by law.

2.6.b. We make no warranties regarding the performance or operation of this website. The company further makes no representations or warranties of any kind, express or implied, as to the information, contents, materials, files documents, programs, products, books, movies, references or services included on or through this website. To the fullest extent permissible under the law, the company disclaims all warranties, express or implied, including implied warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose. Under no circumstances, including, but not limited to, negligence, shall we, our subsidiary and parent companies or affiliates be liable for any direct, indirect, incidental, special or consequential damages that result from the use of, or the inability to use, the site, including its materials, products, or services, or third-party materials, products, or services made available through the site, even if we are advised beforehand of the possibility of such damages. (because some states do not allow the exclusion or limitation of certain categories of damages, the above limitation may not apply to you. In such states, our liability and the liability of our subsidiary and parent companies or affiliates is limited to the fullest extent permitted by such state law), you specifically acknowledge and agree that we are not liable for any defamatory, offensive or illegal conduct of any user. If you are dissatisfied with the site, any materials, products, or services on the site, or with any of the site’s terms and conditions, your sole and exclusive remedy are to discontinue using the site and the products, services and/or materials.

2.7. In no event will The Shortlisted™, or any of  The Shortlisted™ parties, be liable to you, whether in contract or tort, for any direct, special, indirect, consequential or incidental damages or any other damages of any kind even if  The Shortlisted™ or any other such party has been advised of the possibility thereof. This limitation on liability includes, but is not limited to, the transmission of any viruses which may infect a user’s equipment, failure of mechanical or electronic equipment or communication lines, telephone or other interconnect problems (e.g., you cannot access your internet service provider), unauthorised access, theft, operator errors, strikes or other labour problems or any force majeure. The Shortlisted™ cannot and does not guarantee continuous, uninterrupted or secure access to any of The Shortlisted™.

2.8. We do not guarantee, represent or warrant that your use of our service will be uninterrupted, timely, secure or error-free. We do not warrant that the results that may be obtained from the use of the service will be accurate or reliable. You agree that from time to time we may remove the service for indefinite periods of time or cancel the service at any time, without notice to you. Neither The Shortlisted™, nor any of its affiliates, directors, officers or employees, nor any third party providers of content, software and/or technology (collectively, the “The Shortlisted™ parties”), will be liable or have any responsibility of any kind for any loss or damage that you incur in the event of any failure or interruption of any The Shortlisted™ site or channels (including social media), or resulting from the act or omission of any other party involved in making any The Shortlisted™ site, the data contained therein or the products or services offered thereby available to you, or from any other cause relating to your access to, inability to access, or use of any The Shortlisted™ site or the materials contained therein, whether or not the circumstances giving rise to such cause may have been within the control of The Shortlisted™ or of any vendor providing software or services.

3. The content on this website

3.1. All writers’ opinions are their own and do not constitute reliable advice in any way whatsoever. Nothing published by The Shortlisted™ constitutes professional, life of career recommendations, nor should any data or content published by The Shortlisted™ be relied upon for any investment activities. The Shortlisted™ strongly recommends that you perform your own independent research and/or speak with qualified professionals before making any professional or life decisions. The information contained in this website and the resources available for download through this website and official social media is not intended as, and shall not be understood or construed as, career, professional or life advice. While we provide some supplemental and occasional pieces of training and coaching, the information contained on this website is not a substitute for advice or counselling from licensed advisers and specialists who are aware of the facts and circumstances and individual situations.

3.2. As detailed in sections 1.5. and 1.6. of our Privacy Policy, all the content published in The Shortlisted™ website, its marketing and content collateral and other apps, channels (including social media) and official external resources – is totally an expression of personal opinions and ideas of contributors, and statements should not be considered as facts until they’re publicly and universally known as facts, having publicly been proved as true or false. Anything that hasn’t been publicly proven as a fact opposed to work or fiction or opinion, is automatically and perpetually intended as either a work of fiction or a personal opinion that cannot and will not be proved true or false: opinions and observations are simple or complex statements that can’t be proven true or false no matter of the viewpoint. In order to protect third parts’ privacy and until and if facts aren’t publicly proven as being (in fact), facts and not opinions or mere works of fictions, all the content on The Shortlisted™ is to be considered as 100% opinion-based. News and features including any resemblance to actual persons, living or dead, or actual events are to be considered as purely coincidental. In order to maintain their anonymity in some instances, names of individuals and places may have been changed or omitted. For more information, see sections 1.5. and 1.6. of our Privacy Policy.

3.3. This site is continually under development and we make no warranty of any kind, implied or express, as to its accuracy, completeness or appropriateness for any purpose. However, we do our best to ensure that the information provided on this website and the resources available for download are accurate and provide valuable information. Regardless of anything to the contrary, nothing available on or through this website should be understood as a recommendation that you should not consult with a specialist to address your particular information or personal problems. We expressly recommend that you seek specialist advice from a qualified specialist or professional in your field prior to taking any actions. The same applies to healthcare, financial, tax, law issues or advice that may be reported into the website: we are not professionals in these fields and do not hold responsibility for any errors or omissions on this website or for any damage you may suffer as a result of failing to seek a competent professional advice from a licensed professional who is familiar with your situation.

3.4. Your use of this website, including implementation of any suggestions set out in this website and/or use of any resources available on this website – does not create any professional-client relationship between you and us or any of our professionals. We cannot accept you as a client unless and until we determine that there is a fit and until various requirements, such as fee arrangements, are resolved. Thus, you recognise and agree that we have not created any professional-client relationship through the use of this website.

3.5. All links are for information purposes only and are not warranted for content, accuracy or any other implied or explicit purpose. Certain links, including hypertext links, in our website, will take you to external websites. These are provided for your convenience and inclusion of any link does not imply endorsement or approval by us of the linked site, its operator or its content. Each of those websites has its own “Terms and Conditions.” We are not responsible for the content of any website outside of this website and its official channels. We do not monitor and assume no duty to monitor the content of any such third-party websites.

3.6. We take reasonable steps to ensure that the information contained in this website is accurate, but we cannot represent or guarantee that this website is free of errors. You accept that the information contained on this website may be erroneous and agree to conduct due diligence to verify any information obtained from this website and/or resources /official channels available on it prior to taking any action. You expressly agree not to rely upon any information contained in this website.

3.7. We may provide reviews of products, services, or other third-party resources, for example, reviews of books, movies services, and/or software applications. Any such reviews will represent the good-faith opinions of the author. The products and services reviewed may be provided to us for free or at a reduced price as an incentive to provide a review, but regardless of any such discounts, we will provide honest reviews of these products and/or services. You recognise that you should conduct your own research and should not rely upon any reviews provided on this website.

3.8. We may participate in affiliate marketing and may allow affiliate links to be included on some of our pages. This means that we may earn a commission if/when you click on or make purchases via affiliate links. As a policy, we will only affiliate with products, services, coaches, consultants, and other experts that we believe will provide value to our customers and followers. We will inform you when one of the links constitutes an affiliate link. You recognise that it remains your personal responsibility to investigate whether any affiliate offers are right for your business and will benefit you. You will not rely on any recommendation, reference, or information provided by us but will instead conduct your own investigation and will rely upon your investigation to decide whether to purchase the affiliate product or service.

3.9. We may refer to other products, services, coaches, consultants, and/or experts. Any such reference is not intended as an endorsement or statement that the information provided by the other party is accurate. We solely provide this information as a reference for users. It is your responsibility to conduct your own investigation and make your own determination about any such product, service, coach, consultant, and/or expert.

3.10. At various places on this website, you may find testimonials from clients and customers of the products and services offered by ys. The testimonials are actual statements made by clients and/or customers and have been truthfully conveyed on this website. Although these testimonials are truthful statements about results obtained by these clients and/or customers, the results obtained by these clients and/or customers are not necessarily typical. You specifically recognise and agree that the testimonials are not a guarantee of results that you or anyone else will obtain by using any products or services offered on this website or by us.

3.11. We may report on the success of one of its existing or prior clients/customers. The information about this success is accurately portrayed by the customer. You acknowledge that the prior success of others does not guarantee your success. As with any business, your results may vary and will be based on your individual capacity, business experience, expertise, and level of desire. There are no guarantees concerning the level of success you may experience. There is no guarantee that you will make any income at all and you accept the risk that the earnings and income statements differ by individual. Each individual’s success depends on his or her background, dedication, desire and motivation. The use of our information, products and services should be based on your own due diligence and you agree that we are not liable for any success or failure of your business that is directly or indirectly related to the purchase and use of our information, products, and services reviewed or advertised on this website.

3.12. Materials in our products and our website may contain information that includes or is based upon forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements give our expectations or forecasts of future events. You can identify these statements by the fact that they do not relate strictly to historical or current facts. They use words such as “anticipate,” “estimate,” “expect,” “project,” “intend,” “plan,” “believe,” and other words and terms of similar meaning in connection with a description of potential earnings or financial performance. Any and all forward-looking statements here or on any of our sales material are intended to express our opinion of earnings potential. Many factors will be important in determining your actual results and no guarantees are made that you will achieve results similar to ours or anybody else’s, in fact, no guarantees are made that you will achieve any results from our ideas and techniques in our material.

3.13. There is no guarantee that you will earn any money using the techniques and ideas illustrated on this website. Examples in these materials are not to be interpreted as a promise or guarantee of earnings. Earning potential is entirely dependent on the person using our product, ideas and techniques. Your level of success in attaining the results claimed in our materials depends on the time you devote to the program, ideas and techniques mentioned, your finances, knowledge and various skills. Since these factors differ according to individuals, we cannot guarantee your success or income level. Nor are we responsible for any of your actions.

4. The user-generated content on this website

4.1. By posting or submitting any material (includes, but is not limited to: comments, blog entries, photos, gifs and videos) to The Shortlisted™ via this website, its official social media channels advertised in this website or by email, you are representing: (i) that you are the owner of the material, or are making your posting or submission with the express consent of the owner of the material; and (ii) that you are above 18 years old. In addition, when you submit or post any material, you are granting us, and anyone authorised by us, a royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable, non-exclusive, unrestricted, worldwide license to use, copy, modify, transmit, sell, exploit, create derivative works from, distribute, and/or publicly perform or display such material, in whole or in part, in any manner or medium or language, now known or hereafter developed, for any purpose.

4.2. The foregoing grant shall include the right to exploit any proprietary rights in such posting or submission, including, but not limited to, rights under copyright, trademark, service mark or patent laws under any relevant jurisdiction. Also, in connection with the exercise of such rights, you grant us, and anyone authorised by us, the right to identify you as the author of any of your postings or submissions by name, email address or screen name, as we deem appropriate. You acknowledge that we have the right but not the obligation to use and display any postings or contributions of any kind and that we may elect to cease the use and display of any such materials (or any portion thereof), at any time for any reason whatsoever and without the obligation to inform the authors.

4.3. We set limitations on linking and framing: you may establish a hypertext link to The Shortlisted™ so long as the link does not state or imply any sponsorship of your site by us or by The Shortlisted™. However, you may not, without our prior written permission, frame or inline link any of the content of this website, or incorporate into another website or other service any of our material, content or intellectual property.

5. Conditions and restrictions of use

5.1. It is a condition of your use of this website that you do not restrict or inhibit any other user from using and enjoying the website, use this website to impersonate any person or entity, or falsely state or otherwise misrepresent your affiliation with a person or entity, interfere with or disrupt any servers or networks used to provide the website or its features, or disobey any requirements, procedures, policies or regulations of the networks we use to provide the website. You will not use this website to instigate or encourage others to commit illegal activities or cause injury or property damage to any person.

5.2. It is a condition of your use of this website that you do not gain unauthorised access to the website, or any account, computer system, or network connected to this website, by means such as hacking, password mining or other illicit means – or obtain or attempt to obtain any materials or information through any means not intentionally made available through this website. You will not use this website to post or transmit any unlawful, threatening, abusive, libellous, defamatory, obscene, vulgar, pornographic, profane or indecent information of any kind, including without limitation any transmissions constituting or encouraging conduct that would constitute a criminal offence, give rise to civil liability or otherwise violate any local, state, national or international law.

5.3. You will not use this website to post or transmit any information, software or another material that violates or infringes upon the rights of others, including material that is an invasion of privacy or publicity rights or that is protected by copyright, trademark or other proprietary rights, or derivative works with respect thereto, without first obtaining permission from the owner or rights holder. You will not use this website to post or transmit any information, software or other material that contains a virus or other harmful component, nor to transmit or in any way exploit any information, software or other material for commercial purposes, or that contains advertising, or that solicits to anyone to buy or sell products or services or to make donations of any kind, without our express written approval.

5.4. You will not gather for marketing purposes any email addresses or other personal information that has been posted by other users of this website. Any user failing to comply with the terms and conditions of this agreement may be expelled from and refused continued access to, the message boards, chats or other public forums in the future. The website webmasters may remove or alter any user-created content at any time for any reason: message boards, chats and other public forums are intended to serve as discussion centres for users and subscribers. Information and content posted within these public forums make no representation as to the validity of any opinion, advice, information or statement made or displayed in these forums by third parties, nor are we responsible for any errors or omissions in such postings, or for hyperlinks embedded in any messages. Under no circumstances will we, our affiliates, suppliers or agents be liable for any loss or damage caused by your reliance on information obtained through these forums. The opinions expressed in these forums are solely the opinions of the participants and do not reflect the opinions of this website’s authors or any of its subsidiaries or affiliates.

5.5. We have no obligation whatsoever to monitor any of the content or postings on the message boards, chat rooms or other public forums on this website. However, you acknowledge and agree that we have the absolute right to monitor the same at our sole discretion. In addition, we reserve the right to alter, edit, refuse to post or remove any postings or content, in whole or in part, for any reason and to disclose such materials and the circumstances surrounding their transmission to any third party in order to satisfy any applicable law, regulation, legal process or governmental request and to protect ourselves, our clients, sponsors, users and visitors.

5.6. To access certain features of this website, we may ask you to provide certain demographic information including your gender, year of birth, postcode and country. In addition, if you elect to sign-up for a particular feature of the website, such as chat rooms, weblogs, or bulletin boards, you may also be asked to register with us on the form provided and such registration may require you to provide personally identifiable information such as your name and email address. You agree to provide true, accurate, current and complete information about yourself as prompted by the website’s registration form. If we have reasonable grounds to suspect that such information is untrue, inaccurate, or incomplete, we have the right to suspend or terminate your account and refuse any and all current or future use of the site (or any portion thereof) without prior communication or agreement.

5.7. To use certain features of this website, you will need a username and password, which you will receive through the registration process. You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of the password and account and are responsible for all activities (whether by you or by others) that occur under your password or account. You agree to notify us immediately of any unauthorised use of your password or account or any other breach of security, and to ensure that you exit from your account at the end of each session. We cannot and will not be liable for any loss or damage arising from your failure to protect your password or account information.

6. E-commerce on this website

6.1. Certain sections of this website may allow you to purchase many different types of products and services online that are provided by third parties. We are not responsible for the quality, accuracy, timeliness, reliability or any other aspect of these products and services. If you make a purchase from a merchant on this website or on a site linked to by this website, the information obtained during your visit to that merchant’s online store or site, and the information that you give as part of the transaction, such as your credit card number and contact information, may be collected by both the merchant and us. A merchant may have privacy and data collection practices that are different from ours.

6.2. We have no responsibility or liability for these independent policies. In addition, when you purchase products or services on or through the website, you may be subject to additional terms and conditions that specifically apply to your purchase or use of such products or services. For more information regarding a merchant, its online store, its privacy policies, and/or any additional terms and conditions that may apply, visit that merchant’s website and click on their information links or contact the merchant directly. You release us and our affiliates from any damages that you incur and agree not to assert any claims against us or them, arising from your purchase or use of any products or services made available by third parties through the Site.

6.3. Your participation, correspondence or business dealings with any third party found on or through our website, regarding payment and delivery of specific goods and services, and any other terms, conditions, representations or warranties associated with such dealings, are solely between you and such third party. You agree that we shall not be responsible or liable for any loss, damage, or other matters of any sort incurred as the result of such dealings.

6.4. You agree to be financially responsible for all purchases made by you or someone acting on your behalf through the website. You agree to use this website and to purchase services or products through the website for legitimate, non-commercial purposes only. You also agree not to make any purchases for speculative, false or fraudulent purposes or for the purpose of anticipating demand for a particular product or service. You agree to only purchase goods or services for yourself or for another person for whom you are legally permitted to do so. When making a purchase for a third party that requires you to submit the third party’s personal information to us or a merchant, you represent that you have obtained the express consent of such third party to provide such third party’s personal information.

Last updated: March 2020