1 By using our site you accept these terms of use. By using our site, you confirm that you accept and agree to comply with the terms of use in this section. If you do not agree to these terms of use, you must not use our site.

2 We may make changes to these terms of use. We may amend these terms of use from time to time. Every time you wish to use our site, please check these terms of use to ensure you understand the terms of use that apply at that time.

3 We may make changes to our site. We may update and change our site from time to time; for example, to reflect regulatory changes, changes to our products, our customers’ needs and our business priorities.

4 We may suspend or withdraw our site. Our site is made available free of charge. We do not guarantee that our site, or any content on it, will always be available or be uninterrupted. We may suspend or withdraw or restrict the availability of all or any part of our site for business and operational reasons.

5 You must keep your account details safe. If you choose, or you are provided with, a user identification code, password or any other piece of information as part of our security procedures, you must treat such information as confidential. You must 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 of use. If you know or suspect that anyone, other than you, has access to your user identification code or password, you must promptly notify us at 

6 How you may use material on our site. We are the owner or the licensee of all intellectual property rights in our site, and in the material published on it. Those works are protected by copyright laws and treaties around the world. All such rights are reserved. Should you wish to use pre-authorised content from our site:

6.1 You may print off one copy, and may download extracts, of any page(s) from our site for your personal use and you may draw the attention of others to content posted on our site.

6.2 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.

6.3 Our status (and that of any identified contributors) as the authors of content on our site must always be acknowledged.

6.4 You must not use any part of the content on our site for commercial purposes without obtaining a licence to do so from us or our licensors.

6.5 If you print off, copy or download any part of our site in breach of these terms of use, your right to use our site will cease immediately and you must, at our option, return or destroy any copies of the materials you have made.

7 We are not responsible for websites we link to. Where our site may contain 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. Please check the terms and conditions of any third party websites as their documentation shall be separate and independent of these terms. 

8 User-generated content is not approved by us. This website may include information and materials generated by other users of the site, such as reviews of products. This information and these materials have not been verified or approved by us. The views expressed by other users on our site do not represent our views or values.

9 Generating content on our site. Whenever you make use of a feature that allows you to generate content on our site, for example, posting a review of a product, you must not do so:

9.1 in any way that invades the privacy of or infringes the intellectual property rights of any other persons.

9.2 in any way that breaches any applicable local, national or international law or regulation.

9.3 in any way that is unlawful or fraudulent or has any unlawful or fraudulent purpose or effect.

9.4 for the purpose of harming or attempting to harm minors in any way.

9.5 to defame, bully, insult, intimidate or humiliate any person.

9.6 to transmit, or procure the sending of, any unsolicited or unauthorised advertising or promotional material or any other form of similar solicitation (spam).

9.7 You promise that any such contribution does comply with these standards, and you will be liable to us and compensate us for any breach of that warranty. This means you will be responsible for any loss or damage we suffer as a result of your breach of warranty.

10 Our rights in respect of user-generated content. We have the right to remove any posting you make on our site. We also have the right to disclose your identity to any third party who is claiming that any content posted or uploaded by you to our site constitutes a violation of their intellectual property rights, or of their right to privacy.

11 Rights you are giving us to use content you generate. Any content you generate or upload to our site will be considered non-confidential and non-proprietary. You retain all of your ownership rights in your content, but you grant us a limited licence to use, store and copy that content and to distribute and make it available to third parties. When you upload or post content to our site, you grant us a worldwide, non-exclusive, royalty-free, transferable licence to use, reproduce, distribute, prepare derivative works of, display, and perform that user-generated content in connection with the service provided by the website and across different media including to promote the site or the service.

12 We are not responsible for viruses.  We do not guarantee that our site will be secure or free from bugs or viruses. You are responsible for configuring your information technology, computer programmes and platform to access our site. You should use your own virus protection software.

13 You must not introduce viruses. You must not misuse our site 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 site, the server on which our site is stored or any server, computer or database connected to our site. You must not attack our site 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 reserve the right to report any failure to comply with this clause 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 failure, your right to use our site will cease immediately.

14 Rules about linking to our site. 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.

15 Our trade marks are registered. Hearthonia and “H” (figurative) are trademarks of HQBASICS LTD registered under Trade Marks Act 1994. You are not permitted to use them without our approval, except as set out at Clause 6 above.