Terms and conditions

Marketing Spotlight & HR Nation Subscription Terms & Conditions

Please read all off following terms and conditions which extend onto subsequent pages. These are the Terms and Conditions upon which we provide Marketing Spotlight and HR Nation the "Website(s)", produced by Wilmington Publishing &Information Ltd (Wilmington), a Wilmington PLC company.

This is a legal agreement (the "Agreement") between Wilmington and you (the"Licensee"). The specific service(s) Wilmington will provide for the Licensee are set forth in the Order Form (the "Order") which together with these terms form the Agreement.

By accessing the Website(s), you agree to these terms and conditions. If you do not agree to these terms and conditions, you should not use the Website(s). If you have any questions please contact forms@wilmington.co.uk. We recommend that you print a copy of these terms and conditions for your records. From time to time Wilmington may modify the terms and conditions. Accordingly, please continue to review the terms and conditions whenever accessing or using the Website(s).You acknowledge that your continuous use means you accept the revised terms and conditions.

Wilmington hereby grants the Licensee a limited, non-exclusive, non-transferable license(the "License") to allow its users to access the Website(s). You may only use the Website(s) in accordance with the terms outlined below.

1        Use of the Website

1.1. Licensees may use the Website(s) for the purposes of research, strategic planning,business development and limited downloads of records for use in targeted promotional campaigns as specified within the Order. For the avoidance of doubt this right is limited to users on a non-systematic basis and shall not entitle Licensees to develop an archive of data or a database. Where extracts of data or information are quoted or used to create supporting graphs or tables for internal or external use the Licensee agrees to name the Website(s) as the source. Under no circumstances can any of the Website(s) content be resold or integrated with any of the Licensee's product offering.

1.2. Wilmington will allocate the Licensee with an agreed number of usernames and passwords, as specified in the Order, for use by the named company and named individuals only.

1.3. All data, individual articles, reports and other elements making up the Website(s)may be copyright works or protected by database rights. The Licensee agrees to abide by all additional copyright and database right notices or restrictions contained on the Website(s) and particular attention is drawn to the Wilmington plc Legal Copyright Notice which can be found here http://www.wilmingtonplc.com/copyright-notice

1.4. Wilmington uses all reasonable endeavours to ensure the security of the systems on which the personal data is stored and may be processed. Licensees who are issued a username and password have responsibility to ensure that these details are kept confidential and are not used by any unauthorised third party.

1.5. Licensees are not permitted to share the user License or any of the Website(s)contents with any other division of the company, its subsidiaries, related companies or other separate entities or individuals without purchasing further licenses at the standard rates.

1.6 The Licensee agrees to ensure that all users of the Website(s) are aware of the terms of this Agreement and to notify Wilmington in writing promptly upon becoming aware of any unauthorised access to or use of the Website(s) by any party. 

1.7. Wilmington may cancel or suspend access to the Website(s) without notice if it suspects that licences are being shared and reserves the right to invoice you for additional licences in this event.

1.8. Wilmington may have to suspend the website from time to time to carry out maintenance and to make upgrades. Wilmington will wherever possible give Licensees reasonable notice of such times in order to minimise disruption.

1.9. The Website(s) are intended for individual use, and the use of automated software or programs (colloquially referred to as 'web crawlers' or 'robots') to access the Website(s) and download large amounts of data is expressly prohibited. The Licensee acknowledges this as a condition of access, and undertakes not to employ such technology to access the Website(s). Use of such software constitutes grounds for Wilmington to deny access to the Website(s).

2. Website data and content

2.1. Wilmington reserves the right to monitor Licensee’s usage of the Website(s)during the term of this Agreement. A small number of dummy names and addresses maybe included within the Website(s) data and content to assist Wilmington to monitor such usage.

2.2. Whilst every effort is made by Wilmington to supply accurate information, we cannot guarantee the accuracy of the Website(s) data and content nor accept any liability for consequential loss in the event of any inaccuracy.

2.3. Wilmington will wherever possible, assist the Licensee to ensure that the data can be used in any ways that are appropriate. Any additional work by Wilmington to adapt the information to special requirements may incur additional charges.

2.4. All data received by the Licensee under this License Agreement should be checked carefully before it is used to ensure that it is as requested.

2.5. Under the telecommunications regulations 1998 there are rules relating to the use o telemarketing. Our lists are checked against CTPS, TPS and FPS lists but our clients are still by law, responsible for their own use of phone numbers supplied.

3. Intellectual Property and Database Rights

3.1. All rights to the data and content within the Website(s) remain with Wilmington.

3.2. Other than as expressly granted under this Agreement, the Licensee shall ensure that its users do not copy, reproduce, recompile, decompile, disassemble, reverse-engineer,distribute, publish, display, perform, modify, upload to create derivative works form, transmit, communicate or in any other way exploit any part of the Website(s) and or its content.

3.3. Wilmington reserves complete editorial freedom in the form and content of the Website(s) and may add to, remove, change or edit content at any time and at its sole discretion, with or without notice.

3.4. Nothing in the Agreement shall constitute a sale of the Website(s) content or data and except as expressly provided in the Agreement no rights, licenses,express or implied, are granted to the Licensee or its users in respect of the Website(s) content and data. Wilmington is throughout the world the owner of all Intellectual Property and Database rights subsisting in the Website(s)content and data. Nothing herein contained shall be construed so as to transfer any Intellectual Property or database rights whatsoever to the Licensee or its users.

4. Use of Website(s) name, Trademarks and Logos

4.1 The Licensee shall not use the name, trademarks or logos of the Website(s) in promotional materials, publicity materials, advertising or any other similar publications or communications, whether written or oral, without the prior permission of Wilmington.

5. Disclaimer

5.1 The material and information published on the Website(s), and on all other websites of Wilmington are provided on an "as is" basis without warranty of any kind, either expressed or implied. Wilmington does not guarantee the accuracy or integrity of the material or information nor its suitability for any particular purpose. To the extent permitted by law, Wilmington excludes any liability whether in contract, tort (negligence) or otherwise for any incorrect or misleading information on the Website(s).

 5.2 Error scan occur and Wilmington offers no assurance that they will be corrected. No liability will be accepted in respect of service interruptions, nor in the event of any Viruses, Worms, Trojan Horses and other harmful components being present in or transmitted by Wilmington Group systems and networks.

5.3. Wilmington does not accept any liability for any loss of data or software,revenue, business, profits cost or expense, or any direct, indirect, incidental or consequential loss or damage arising out of or in connection with the use of, or the lack of availability of the Website(s) or their content and/or in connection with any permission, right or license to use the material.

5.4 It is the Licensee’s responsibility to assess the value of the information and material on the Website(s) in the light of your own business and personal circumstances.Website(s) content remains journalistic opinion and does not constitute legal,financial or professional advice, and may not represent the views of Wilmington,its directors, employees or agents. Wilmington attributes any non-Wilmington plc material in good faith; however, it is your responsibility to check the attribution and rights in respect of Wilmington and non-Wilmington material and obtain any necessary rights in respect of reproduction of any non-Wilmington material

5.5 Subject to Clause 5.6, in the event that the Wilmington is held liable, the total liability of Wilmington (whether in contract, tort, negligence or otherwise) in respect of any loss or damage arising out of or in connection with the Website(s) shall be limited to £1000 for any one incident or series of incidents. This clause does not affect your statutory rights as a consumer.This section survives termination of this Agreement for any reason.

5.6 Nothing in this clause 5 shall exclude Wilmington's liability to you for fraudulent misrepresentation by Wilmington or the death or personal injury resulting from its negligence or that of its employees.

6. Term and Termination

6.1 Each License is purchased for a period of 12 months or an agreed lifespan as detailed on the Order. On completion of the initial and subsequent 12 months subscription periods, the License will be renewed for a further period of twelve months at the then current subscription price. Wilmington will give the Licensee notification of the impending renewal in writing at least 30 days prior to the renewal date.The Licensee may cancel its License prior to the renewal date however will not be eligible for a full or part refund.

6.2 Upon termination or expiry of this Agreement the Licensee’s rights to access the Website(s) shall immediately cease. The Licensee must delete all copies of the Website(s)content and data or any files downloaded during the license term. It is the Licensee’s responsibility to ensure that any data extracted from the Website(s)during the License term is able to be removed from their information systems.

 6.3 Wilmington reserves the right to audit the Licensee’s databases and information systems after the expiry of this Agreement in the event that they have reason to suspect that the client has not complied with clause 6.2.

6.4 If any data extracted from the Website(s) during the License term exceeds that specified in the Order or is used outside of the License term then Wilmington will invoice the Licensee for a further amount equal to the total order value of the original purchase amount to rectify this breach.

7. Payments and Cancellations

7.1 If you have opted to pay by direct debit and therefore agree to pay instalments as set out in your payment plan on the agreed dates, you are contractually obliged to pay for the minimum period and any default of an instalment will result will the full balance of the minimum period being due immediately. You will be given the direct debit instruction at the time of booking which needs to be returned within 14 days. If the form is not received within the specified time the full balance will be due immediately.

7.2 Our terms of payment are: STRICTLY 30 DAYS NET - Interest is payable at a rate of 8% per annum above the Bank of England base rate together with compensation for debt recovery cost pursuant to the provisions of The Late Payment of CommercialDebts (Interest) Act 1998 as amended and supplemented by The Late Payment ofCommercial Debts Regulations 2002, on all invoices not paid within these terms.

7.3 All payments sent must be accompanied by a remittance advice or documentation quoting the account and invoice number to which the payment relates. Where payment is received without identification or is deemed a duplicate/over payment said funds will be held on account for a period of 12 months only.

7.4 Credit notes issued will remain valid for 12 months from the date of issue but if notused during this period will thereafter cease to have any value.

8. Confidentiality

8.1 The Licensee agrees that the Website(s) supplied by Wilmington is confidential and is supplied for the Licensee’s own internal business use only. The parties to the Agreement and any authorized third parties shall maintain as confidential the terms of the Agreement, including but not limited to, the Website(s) described,the fees charged by Wilmington to the Licensee and any usernames or passwords issued to the Licensee under the Agreement. Wilmington will not disclose to any third party the fact that the Licensee is a subscriber to the Website(s), orany details concerning the service supplied, without the prior written agreement of the Licensee.

9. General Provisions

9.1 No waiver by Wilmington of any breach of any obligation arising under this Agreement shall constitute a waiver of any other breach and no failure to exercise or partial exercise by Wilmington of any remedy shall constitute a waiver of the right subsequently to exercise that or any other remedy.

9.2 If any provision of this Agreement is held by a court of competent jurisdiction to be invalid unlawful or unenforceable for any reason then such part will be severed from the remainder of this Agreement, which will continue to be valid and enforceable to the fullest extent permitted by law. 

9.3 This Agreement in conjunction with the Order constitutes the entire Agreement between Wilmington and you. All prior Agreements understandings and negotiations and representations (save for fraudulent misrepresentation) whether oral or in writing are cancelled in their entirety. The terms of any other electronic communications will not form part of this Agreement.

9.4 This Agreement is governed by the laws of England and Wales and the parties submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English Courts.

9.5 Wilmington may at any time assign all or part of its rights and benefits undert his Agreement to any other party.

10. Wilmington plc– Statement on Bribery and Corruption

Bribery involves offering, promising or giving an advantage, (financial or other), to an individual in order to induce that individual to perform an improper action.It also involves the demanding of such an inducement. Wilmington Group plc(‘the Company’) is committed to conducting all of its business in an honest and ethical manner. It adopts an unequivocal zero-tolerance approach to bribery and corruption in any form, and is committed to acting transparently,professionally, fairly and with integrity in all business dealings and relationships,wherever it operates. The Company will not permit any employee, or any one acting on its behalf, to give, accept, offer, solicit, or promise a bribe or solicitation payment, regardless of the amount involved. This includes any kind of facilitation (or ‘kickback’) payment. It will also not work with any third party organisation that does so. Further information is contained in the Company’s ABC Policy, which has been provided to you. If for any reason you have not received this document, please contact the Company as soon as possible. Whilst working with or on behalf of the Company, you are required to comply with the Policy at all times.


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