In order to access and use The Service, a Pathways account must first be created. You register for a Pathways account by submitting your details on our landing page or by contacting us directly.
If you are opening a Pathways account because you have been referred to us by someone else, the account sign up process will depend on the specific arrangements we have in place with that third party.
If we accept an application for the creation of a Pathways account, we will confirm this by email and at that point a legally binding contract will be created between the Account Holder and us. If you apply for a Pathways account to be created, you must therefore ensure that you are authorised to enter into this contract for and on behalf of the Account Holder. The contract will be concluded in the English language and the provisions of these Terms of Service shall govern our agreement with the Account Holder and you.
If you become a Pathways Account Holder because you have been referred to us by someone else, your contract for the use of the Service will be with us direct.
We reserve the right, at our discretion, not to accept and/or process registrations for a Pathways account. This may be due to technical constraints, because you or your organisation has been banned by us from using The Service or for any other reason. No charge will be made by us in such instances.
You will not be able to access and use The Service without a username and password for a Pathways account. There are two ways you can obtain these:
If the organisation you represent is an Account Holder and you are authorised by it to use The Service, we grant you a non-transferable, non-exclusive licence to use The Service in accordance with these Terms of Service.
The above licence is strictly subject to compliance with these Terms of Service by you (and by the Account Holder whose Pathways account you are accessing and by all other users of that Pathways account.)
The Account Holder is ultimately responsible for administering and safeguarding any passwords created to control access to its Pathways account: please keep any password issued to you secure.
A subscription fee for use of The Service is payable annually in advance by the Account Holder. The subscription rates are posted on our website and we may vary these from time to time: please see our Pricing Page for the rates in force for the current year. Prices on our website are quoted in UK pounds Sterling and exclude VAT, which is also payable.
No charge for use of The Service will be made during any 'free trial' period or any 'beta trial' period. The Account Holder is not however entitled to benefit from more than one 'free trial' - if we discover that more than one 'free trial' has been requested, the Account Holder will become liable for payment of the subscription fee for all use of The Service made after the first ‘free trial' period.
Once any 'free trial' or 'beta trial' period is over, we will automatically renew the Account Holder's subscription and bill them as instructed at setup and issue a relevant invoice.
We shall be under no obligation to provide The Service if the subscription fee (plus VAT) is not paid to us on time. The Account Holder must ensure that we have complete and accurate billing and contact information throughout the subscription period, including the full name of the Account Holder, its business address, and a billing contact email address. If subscription fees become overdue, we reserve the right to suspend your access to The Service until the balance is paid and we may close the Account Holder's Pathways account permanently.
The Account Holder has sole responsibility for the accuracy and reliability of your Data. The Account Holder retains ownership of any copyright, trade marks, database rights and any other intellectual property rights it has in your Data. Intellectual property rights in your Data will not be transferred to us. We reserve the right to disclose your Data to law enforcement officials in the investigation of fraud or other alleged unlawful activities but otherwise we will only use your Data to provide The Service.
All copyright, database rights, trade marks and other intellectual property rights in The Service (including any such rights in our website) are either owned by or licensed to us and nothing in these Terms of Service shall transfer any ownership rights to you or to the Account Holder.
You can close the Account Holder's Pathways account at any time by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org. No further subscription fees will be billed and no refund will be made of any subscription fees already billed and paid.
If you (or any other user of the Account Holder's Pathways account) fails to abide by these Terms of Service, or if payment of the subscription fees is not paid on time, we reserve the right to suspend your access to The Service or permanently cancel the Account Holder's Pathways account. If we withdraw access to The Service because these Terms of Service have been breached, no refund will be payable by us. We also reserve the right to close any Pathways account (including during any ‘free trial' or ‘beta trial' period) for any reason, by giving one month's notice. In such instances you will be refunded any monies paid by you covering the remainder of your licence term.
This section restricts the extent to which we are liable for any losses which may be suffered in connection with your use of The Service. It also requires the Account Holder to compensate us for any loss we suffer as a result of your failure to comply with these Terms of Service.
We make no guarantee that The Service will be suitable for your intended use, neither do we guarantee that it will be error-free, timely, reliable, entirely secure, virus-free or available, especially since we are dependent on the reliability of the Internet and your use of your own computer to access The Service. We will try to keep disruptions to a minimum but we may suspend The Service from time to time to carry out maintenance and support work and to investigate unauthorised use.
You use The Service entirely at your own risk. We do not restrict our liability (if any) for personal injury or death resulting from our negligence, for fraud committed by us or for any matter which it would be illegal to limit or to attempt to restrict. We exclude all other liability and responsibility for any amount or kind of loss or damage arising in connection with The Service (even if we have been advised of their possibility.)
Where we are not legally entitled to exclude our liability, our total liability for any loss or damage relating to The Service (or to our website generally) shall not exceed an amount equal to the subscription fees which the Account Holder has paid to us in the previous year.
If you access The Service using a password created to control access to the Account Holder's Pathways account, then the Account Holder shall be held liable for any reasonable costs and expenses incurred by us as a result of breach of these Terms of Service by you. Otherwise, you shall be personally be held liable for any reasonable costs and expenses incurred by us as a result of breach of these Terms of Service by you.
We reserve the right to change these Terms of Service from time to time and therefore we may impose new or different terms and conditions on your use of The Service. These additional terms will be posted here on our website and will be effective from the Account Holder's next annual subscription. Therefore you should regularly review this page to check for changes to these Terms of Service. Your continued use of The Service will be deemed to constitute acceptance by the Account Holder of all of the new terms. These Terms of Service may not otherwise be changed without our written consent.
We shall be entitled to transfer our rights and/or obligations under these Terms of Service to another party. Neither you nor the Account Holder may transfer any of your rights or obligations under these Terms of Service without our written consent.
If either you or we ignore any breach of these Terms of Service, it doesn't mean that any further breach cannot be enforced. Similarly, if any part of these Terms turn out to be invalid or unenforceable for some reason, then it will be replaced with a provision which, as far as possible, achieves the same purpose as the original, and the remainder of the agreement will still be binding.
These Terms of Service shall be governed by and interpreted in accordance with English law. If any party wants to take court proceedings in relation to The Service, it must do so in England. You are responsible for compliance with any applicable laws of the country from which you use or otherwise access The Service.