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Website Terms and Conditions

1. Clauses 3 – 13 of these NBS Websites Terms and Conditions are applicable to all Users of any and/or all of the NBS Websites.

 

2. Clauses 14 - 26 of these NBS Websites Terms and Conditions are applicable to Authorised Users, Subscribers and/or Customers only.

 

3. Definitions and interpretation

3.1

Authorised Users

Users who are registered with an Account on one or more of the NBS Websites

BIM

Building Information Modelling

BIM Object

A digital file in a format that is fully compatible with and part of the National BIM Library and which contains information about a real-world physical building component (e.g. wall, window, door) or material (e.g. concrete block, glazing pane, fixing) that is used in the construction process. Each BIM Object file may include content defining any of its three-dimensional geometry; any of its physical and aesthetic properties and behaviour; any of its specification, constructions and facilities management properties; and any of the relationships and constraints that describe the equivalent real-life physical component or material

BIM Toolkit

The BIM Toolkit operated by NBS at https://toolkit.thenbs.com, the BIM Toolkit Library Data supplied with the BIM Toolkit, the BIM Toolkit API and any associated technical support articles and video content supplied by NBS and for use in conjunction with the BIM Toolkit

CPD

Continuing Professional Development

Content

All human and machine readable data retained, maintained and displayed in any and/or all of the NBS Websites including BIM Objects but excluding Project Data.

Contract

The agreement, including these Terms and Conditions, between Users and NBS which governs the access to and use of the NBS Websites

Contributions

Any Content or other data, information or material posted or uploaded by Authorised Users to any and/or all of the NBS Websites

Customer(s)

The purchaser of goods and/or services from the NBS Websites

Force Majeure Event

Includes any act, event, non-happening, omission or accident beyond NBS’s reasonable control and includes in particular (without limitation) strikes, lock-outs or other industrial action; civil commotion, riot, invasion, terrorist attack or threat of terrorist attack, war (whether declared or not) or threat or preparation of war; acts of God, fire, flood, explosion, storm, flood, earthquake, subsidence, epidemic or other natural disaster; impossibility of the use of railways, shipping, aircraft, motor transport or other means of public or private transport; failure and/or impossibility of the use of public or private telecommunications networks; the acts, decrees, legislation, regulations or restrictions of any government; and pandemic or epidemic

Free Service

A website service provided by NBS free of charge

Guests

Browsers of the NBS Websites who are not Authorised Users

Intellectual Property Rights

The patents, rights to inventions, copyright and related rights, trade-marks, trade names and domain names (if any), rights in get-up, rights in goodwill or to sue for passing off, rights in designs, rights in computer software, database rights, rights in confidential information (including know-how and trade secretes) and any other intellectual property rights, in each case whether registered or unregistered and including all applications (or rights to apply) for, and renewals or extensions of, such rights and all similar or equivalent rights or forms of protection which may now or in the future subsist in any part of the world

Linked Websites

Any separate website whose domain name appears on a NBS Website

National BIM Library

The online database of BIM Objects and related Content wholly owned, maintained and managed by NBS

NBS

National Building Specification, a suite of products and services produced, maintained and distributed by NBS. The NBS products and services are available in many forms such as digital, magnetic media, online and paper. The NBS product range and brand are solely and wholly owned by NBS

NBS Building Regulations

A subscription service provided by NBS at https://theNBS.com/BuildingRegs/

NBS Domestic Specification

The website service available at https://domestic.theNBS.com

Paid For Service

A one-off service purchased by a Customer from a NBS Website, for example the NBS Domestic Specification

PDF

Adobe Portable Document Format

RIBA Product Selector

The website operated by NBS at https://www.ribaproductselector.com

Project Data

Any Contribution that is submitted by an Authorised User via a NBS Website for use in a specific, named project

RIBA

Royal Institute of British Architects whose headquarters is at 66 Portland Place, London, W1B 1AD

RIBA CPD

The online provision of RIBA CPD Providers Network Content at https://www.ribacpd.com

RIBA CPD Content

RIBA approved CPD Content provided to NBS by RIBA CPD Providers Network subscribers

RIBA CPD Providers Network

The compilation of RIBA CPD Content which is provided to construction professionals and architects including but not limited to online seminars, factory tours and face-to-face seminars

NBS

RIBA Enterprises Limited, registered under company number 978271 whose registered office is at The Old Post Office, St Nicholas Street, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 1RH

NBS’s Content Standards

The standards and requirements listed and detailed in clause 15

NBS Websites

For the purposes of these Terms and Conditions (and notwithstanding the operation of other websites by NBS), this definition refers to any and all of the following websites supplied and/or operated by NBS:

  • https://www.theNBS.com
  • https://domestic.theNBS.com
  • https://theNBS.com/BuildingRegs
  • https://www.ribacpd.com
  • https://www.ribaproductselector.com
  • https://toolkit.thenbs.com
  • https://www.nationalbimlibrary.com

Subscriber

Authorised Users who have paid the Subscription Fee and subscribed to use a Subscription Service on one or more of the NBS Websites

Subscription Fee

The fee set by NBS for use of a Subscription Service for a period to be agreed by NBS

Subscription Service

A service provided via a NBS Website for which an Authorised User agrees to pay a Subscription Fee in return for a defined period of use and access to the service, for example NBS Building Regulations

Users

All Subscribers, Customers, Authorised Users and/or Guests of any and/or all of the NBS Websites

3.2 Clause and paragraph headings shall not affect the interpretation of these Terms and Conditions.

3.3 A reference to a company includes any company, corporation or other body corporate, wherever and however incorporated or established.

3.4 Unless the context otherwise requires, words in the singular shall include the plural and vice versa.

3.5 Unless the context otherwise requires, a reference to one gender shall include a reference to the other genders.

3.6 A reference to any party includes that party’s personal representatives, successors or permitted assigns.

3.7 A reference to a statute, statutory provision or subordinate legislation is a reference to it as it is in force, taking account of any amendment or re-enactment.

3.8 A reference to a statute or statutory provision includes any subordinate legislation made under that statute or statutory provision.

3.9 Any phrase introduced by the terms including, include, in particular or any similar expression shall be construed as illustrative, and shall not limit the sense of the words preceding those terms. Where the context permits, the words other and otherwise are illustrative and shall not limit the sense of the words preceding them.

3.10 Any obligation in these Terms and Conditions not to do something includes an undertaking not to allow that thing to be done.

 

4. Notices

4.1 Any and all notices given by Users to NBS in relation to the NBS Websites must be given to NBS in writing and sent by post to its registered office or by e-mail to info@thenbs.com.

 

5. General use of the NBS Websites

5.1 Users are responsible for making all arrangements necessary for them to have access to any and/or all of the NBS Websites.

5.2 NBS reserves the right to change, revise, amend or update the Contract, including these Terms and Conditions, at any point in time without prior notice to Users.

5.3 Users are responsible for all Contributions utilised in relation to any and/or all of the NBS Websites. It is the responsibility of the User to ensure that any and/or all of the NBS Websites used are fit for their intended use by the User.

5.4 Product support information is provided online as part of the NBS Websites. NBS will at its absolute discretion provide a reasonable amount of assistance on request by a User, subject to the NBS Websites being used solely in accordance with the Contract and, where appropriate, the scope as detailed in the help files provided. Any additional product support will be at the absolute discretion of NBS. NBS reserves the right to withhold or charge additional sums for any assistance given that it does not consider to be:

5.4.1 reasonably required in accordance with the Contract; or

5.4.2 Is required in order to address operating difficulties caused either by User error or shortcomings or defects not arising from the operation of the NBS Websites.

5.5 Any information imparted to Users relating to any and/or all of the NBS Websites or the support thereof shall be kept confidential and used solely in connection with the normal operation of any and/or all of the NBS Websites except as expressly provided for in the Contract.

5.6 The NBS Websites and the information contained within any and/or all of the NBS Websites are not intended either as a substitute for professional advice or judgment or to provide legal or other advice with respect to particular circumstances. No responsibility for loss incurred by any person acting or refraining from action as a result of using any and/or all of the NBS Websites or the information contained within the NBS Websites can be accepted by NBS.

5.7 Where any of the NBS Websites contain links to Linked Websites and resources provided by third parties, these links are provided for the Users’ information only and NBS is not responsible for the content of any external websites.

5.8 Users are responsible for ensuring that all persons who access any and/or all of the NBS Websites via the User’s computer, handheld device and/or internet connection are aware of the NBS Website Terms and Conditions and that they comply with them.

5.9 By using any and/or all of the NBS Websites Users undertake to ensure that any advertising and marketing undertaken by the User and/or contained within Contributions relating in any way to any and/or all of the NBS Websites and/or their Content shall not reduce or diminish the reputation, image and prestige of the NBS Websites and/or their Content, or that of NBS.

 

6. Restrictions on use of the NBS Websites

6.1 Users may only use the NBS Websites for lawful purposes. Users may not use the NBS Websites:

6.1.1 In any way that breaches any applicable local, national or international law or regulation;

6.1.2 In any way that is unlawful or fraudulent, or has any unlawful or fraudulent purpose or effect;

6.1.3 For the purpose of harming or attempting to harm anyone, including minors, in any way;

6.1.4 To send, knowingly receive, upload, download, use or re-use any material which does not comply with NBS’s Content Standards;

6.1.5 To transmit, or procure the sending of, any unsolicited or unauthorised advertising or promotional material or any other form of similar solicitation (spam); or

6.1.6 To knowingly transmit any data, send or upload any material that contains viruses, Trojan horses, worms, logic bombs, time-bombs, keystroke loggers, spyware, adware, any other harmful programs or similar computer code designed to adversely affect the operation of any computer software or hardware or any other computing programming routines that are intended to damage, detrimentally interfere with, surreptitiously intercept or expropriate any system, data or personal information.

6.2 Users may not reproduce, duplicate, copy or re-sell any part of any and/or all of the NBS Websites in contravention of the provisions of the Contract.

6.3 Users may not commercially exploit any and/or all of the NBS Websites either in full or in part save as expressly permitted by NBS.

6.4 Users may not use the NBS Websites for the purpose of developing and/or maintaining for themselves or for others, an alternative service provision which:

6.4.1 directly or indirectly competes with RIBA, NBS or any and/or all of the NBS Websites; and/or

6.4.2 in some way serves the same or a similar purposes as any and/or all of the NBS Websites.

6.5 Users may not access without authority, interfere with, damage or disrupt:

6.5.1 any part of any and/or all of the NBS Websites;

6.5.2 any equipment or network on which any and/or all of the NBS Websites are stored;

6.5.3 any software used in the provision of any and/or all of NBS Websites; or

6.5.4 any equipment or network or software owner or used by any third party.

6.6 Users must not attack the NBS Websites via a denial-of-service attack or a distributed denial-of-service attack. By breaching this provision, a User would commit a criminal offence under the Computer Misuse Act 1990 as amended by Part 5 of the Police and Justice Act 2006. NBS will report any such breach to the relevant law enforcement authorities and will co-operate with those authorities by disclosing the User’s identity to them. In the event of such a breach, the User’s right to use the NBS Websites will cease immediately.

 

7. Intellectual Property Rights

7.1 Subject to clause 7.2 below, all of the Intellectual Property Rights in the NBS Websites and their Content are and shall remain at all time, solely and exclusively, the property of NBS, RIBA or their authorised licensors and Users shall acquire no rights in any such material except as expressly provided in the Contract.

7.2 Any Intellectual Property Rights subsisting in Project Data or User Data used in relation to any and/or all of the NBS Websites shall remain the property of their respective owners.

7.3 Users may not:

7.3.1 use, copy, decompile, disassemble, adapt, merge, translate, reverse engineer or in any other way modify the NBS Websites or any aspect of the Content; or

7.3.2 make available the NBS Websites in any form either in whole or part to any third party except as expressly provided herein or as expressly agreed with NBS in advance in writing, there being no presumption that NBS should in any way be required to agree.

7.4 Users may not use, sell, assign, rent, sub-license, loan, mortgage, charge or otherwise deal in any way in the NBS Websites or any interest in them except as expressly provided herein or as expressly agreed with NBS in advance in writing, there being no presumption that NBS should in any way be required to agree.

7.5 Users may not copy or otherwise incorporate any part of any and/or all of the NBS Websites and/or Content into any other website or service, hard copy or electronic publication or electronic retrieval system except as expressly provided by NBS.

 

8 Warranties

8.1 By accepting these terms and conditions, all Users warrant that if acting for a company, they are legally capable of entering into a binding contract on its behalf.

8.2 All Users warrant that they have not relied on any representation or warranty (whether made innocently or negligently) that is not set out in the NBS Website Terms and Conditions or the documents referred to in them.

8.3 All Users warrant that their use of any and/or all of the NBS Websites or their Content will be in accordance with clauses 5 and 6 above and:

8.3.1 will not infringe the Intellectual Property Rights of any third party;

8.3.2 will not be defamatory, libellous, obscene or otherwise unlawful; and

8.3.3 will not violate any applicable law, statute or subordinate legislation.

8.4 All Authorised Users warrant that any Contributions made by them to any of the NBS Websites comply with the Content Standards and they will be liable to NBS and indemnify NBS for any breach of that warranty.

8.5 All Authorised Users warrant that they own all of the Intellectual Property Rights in any and/or all Contributions they make to any of the NBS Websites.

8.6 NBS warrants that the NBS Websites will perform substantially in accordance with these terms and conditions provided that they are properly used and with the operating system for which they are designed and that the documentation correctly describes the operation of the software in all material respects.

8.7 The warranty set out in clause 8.6 is NBS’s sole warranty and is in place of all warranties, conditions or other terms expressed or implied by statute or otherwise all of which are hereby excluded to the fullest extent permitted by law.

8.8 NBS does not warrant that any and/or all of the NBS Websites will meet the Users’ requirements or that the operation of the NBS Websites and their Content will always be available and uninterrupted or error free or that all errors in the NBS Websites can be corrected.

8.9 Whilst NBS has taken every effort to ensure the accuracy and quality of information and guidance within the NBS Websites, NBS makes no representations, warranties or guarantees, whether express or implied, that the content of the NBS Websites is accurate, complete or up-to-date. NBS accepts no responsibility for the subsequent use of this information, for any errors or omissions that they may contain, or for any misunderstandings arising from them.

 

9 Limitation of Liability

9.1 NBS shall be under no liability to Users in respect of their use of the NBS Websites in relation to any circumstances beyond NBS’s reasonable control including (but not limited to) Force Majeure Events, inability to supply access to the NBS Website and/or any or all of the Content, software materials or support, breakdown of equipment and labour disputes whether involving NBS, Users and/or any third party.

9.2 All Users use the NBS Websites at their own risk and in no event will NBS be liable to any Users for any loss or damage of any kind (except personal injury or death resulting from NBS negligence) including lost profits, lost revenue, down time, loss of anticipated savings, loss of business opportunity, goodwill or reputation or other consequential loss arising from the use of or inability to use any and/or all of the NBS Websites or from errors or deficiencies in any and/or all of the NBS Websites whether caused by negligence or otherwise except as expressly provided in these terms and conditions.

9.3 NBS takes no responsibility and shall have no liability for the content of Linked Websites. Such links should not be interpreted as endorsement by NBS of those linked websites. NBS will not be liable for any loss or damage that may arise from any Users’ use of or reliance on any and/or all of the Content of the NBS Websites.

9.4 NBS takes no responsibility and shall have no liability for any Contributions posted, stored or uploaded by any Authorised User of the NBS Websites (or by any other third party), or for any loss or damage thereto, nor is NBS liable for any mistakes, defamation, slander, libel, omissions, falsehoods, obscenity or profanity that Users of the NBS Websites may encounter. Although NBS has no obligation to screen, edit or monitor any Contribution posted to or distributed through any and/or all of the NBS Websites, it reserves the right, and has absolute discretion, to remove, screen or edit without notice any Contributions posted or stored on the NBS Websites at any time and for any reason.

9.5 NBS does not guarantee that the NBS Websites will be secure or free from bugs or viruses. Users are responsible for configuring their information technology, computer programmes and platform in order to access any and/or all of the NBS Websites. Users should use their own virus protection software.

9.6 NBS will not be liable for any loss or damage caused by a virus, distributed denial-of-service attack, or other technologically harmful material that may infect any Users’ computer equipment, computer programs, data or other proprietary material due to their use of the NBS Websites or to their downloading of any Content, or any website linked to them.

9.7 NBS’s entire liability in respect of any single event of default shall be limited to damages of an amount equal to £1,000,000 in respect of damage to the tangible property of any User resulting from the negligence of NBS or its employees, agents or sub-contractors.

9.8 Subject in all respects to clauses 9.7, 9.10 and 9.11 NBS’s entire liability in the case of any other event of default shall be limited as follows:

9.8.1 with regard to use of Subscription Services, to the aggregate of the Subscription Fee paid in the immediately preceding period of 12 months;

9.8.2 with regard to the use of Paid For Services to the fee paid for the use of those Paid For Services;

9.8.3 no sums whatsoever will be payable in relation to the use of a Free Service or any other service for which no fee is paid (being neither a Subscription Service nor a Paid For Service).

9.9 Subject to clauses 9.7 and 9.11 NBS shall not in any circumstances howsoever arising be liable in respect of any event of default for loss of profits, goodwill or any type of special indirect or consequential loss including loss or damage suffered by any Users as a result of any action brought by a third party even if such loss was reasonably foreseeable or that NBS had been advised of the possibility of the Users incurring the same.

9.10 For the avoidance of doubt, NBS shall not be liable for any loss resulting from, or in any way arising out of or in connection with, any User’s or third party’s:

9.10.1 inappropriate use of and/or all of the NBS Websites and/or their Content;

9.10.2 failure to exercise reasonable levels of due care and attention when using any and/or all of the NBS Websites and/or their Content; or

9.10.3 failure to exercise reasonable levels of professional skill and competence when using any and/or all of the NBS Websites and/or their Content.

9.11 Nothing in these terms and conditions excludes or limits NBS’s liability for:

9.11.1 death or personal injury caused by NBS’s negligence;

9.11.2 fraud or fraudulent misrepresentation;

9.11.3 any other matter for which it would be illegal for NBS to exclude or attempt to exclude its liability.

 

10 Written Communications

10.1 When using any and/or all of the NBS Websites, Users accept that communication with NBS will be mainly electronic. NBS will contact Users by e-mail and/or provide Users with information by posting notices on the NBS Websites.

10.2 For contractual purposes, Users agree to this electronic means of communication and acknowledge that all contracts, notices, information and other communications that NBS provides to them electronically comply with any legal requirement that such communications be in writing. This condition does not affect the statutory rights of Users.

 

11 Waiver

11.1 If NBS fails to insist upon strict performance of any of the Users’ obligations under the NBS Websites Terms and Conditions or if NBS fails to exercise any of the rights or remedies to which they are entitled under the NBS Websites Terms and Conditions, this will not constitute a waiver of such rights or remedies and will not relieve the User from compliance with such obligations.

11.2 A waiver by NBS of any default will not constitute a waiver of any subsequent default.

11.3 No waiver by NBS of any of the NBS Website Terms and Conditions will be effective unless it is expressly stated to be a waiver and is communicated to the User in writing in accordance with clause 10 above.

 

12 Privacy of User data

12.1 NBS stores and processes data strictly in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998.

12.2 NBS may use the Project Data and Contributions in accordance with the Privacy Policy.

12.3 The Privacy Policy can be viewed at https://www.thenbs.com/privacy-policy. The Privacy Policy sets out the terms on which NBS will process any personal data it collects from Users, or that Users provide to them. By using the NBS Websites all Users consent to such processing and warrant that all data provided by them is accurate.

 

13 General

13.1 By browsing or otherwise accessing or using any and/or all of the NBS Websites the User agrees to be bound by these Terms and Conditions. If the User does not agree to the Terms and Conditions, they must not use any of the NBS Websites.

13.2 The NBS Websites and the materials and information provided within the NBS Websites are supplied, maintained and updated by NBS. Content and features may be added to or removed from any and/or all of the NBS Websites at any time by NBS without notice.

13.3 Failure to comply with these Terms and Conditions constitutes a breach and may result in NBS taking all or any of the following actions:

13.3.1 Immediate, temporary or permanent withdrawal of the User’s right to use any and/or all of the NBS Websites;

13.3.2 Legal proceedings against the User for reimbursement of all costs on an indemnity basis (including, but not limited to, reasonable administrative and legal costs) resulting from the breach;

13.3.3 Further legal action against the User; or

13.3.4 Disclosure of such information to law enforcement authorities as NBS reasonably feel is necessary.

13.4 The responses described above in clause 13.3 are not limited, any NBS may take any other actions it reasonably deems appropriate.

13.5 NBS Websites use cookies, the key purpose of which is to monitor the numbers of new and repeat visitors to the sites. NBS’s Cookie Policy applies and is incorporated into the Contract. The Cookie Policy can be accessed at https://www.thenbs.com/cookies.

13.6 Nothing in the Contract will affect the statutory rights of a consumer in genuine ‘consumer transactions’ under any applicable statute.

13.7 Nothing in the Contract shall be deemed to constitute a partnership between the User and NBS nor, except as expressly set out in these Terms and Conditions, constitute either party the agent of the other party for any purpose, except as expressly provided in these Terms and Conditions.

13.8 If any part of the Contract is held by a court of competent jurisdiction to be invalid, unlawful or unenforceable to any extent, the term will, to that extent only, be severed from the remaining terms, which will continue to be valid to the fullest extent permitted by law.

13.9 The Contract and these Terms and Conditions are governed in all respects by the Laws of England and Wales and will be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of England and Wales.

 

14 Uploading Contributions to the NBS Websites

14.1 Whenever Authorised Users make use of a feature that allows them to make a Contribution to any of the NBS Websites, they must comply with NBS’s Content Standards set out below. NBS’s Content Standards apply to each part of any Contribution as well as to its whole.

14.2 Any Contribution made by an Authorised User will be considered non-confidential and non-proprietary. The Authorised User retains all of their ownership rights in their Contributions, but they are required to grant NBS and other Authorised Users of the NBS Websites a limited licence to use, store and copy that Contribution and to distribute and make it available to third parties.

14.3 NBS has the right to disclose the identity of any Authorised User to any third party who is claiming that any Contribution posted or uploaded by them to any and/or all of the NBS Websites constitutes a violation of their Intellectual Property Rights, or their right to privacy.

14.4 NBS will not be responsible, or liable to any third party, for the content or accuracy of any Contribution posted by an Authorised User.

14.5 NBS has the right to remove any Contribution from any and/or all of the NBS Websites if, in its opinion, any Contribution does not comply with NBS’s Content Standards.

14.6 Failure to comply with the NBS Website Terms and Conditions constitutes a breach and may result in NBS immediately, temporarily or permanently withdrawing the Contributions and/or the User’s right to use any and/or all of the NBS Websites. A user may be given a reasonable opportunity to redress the breach if this is deemed appropriate by NBS.

 

15. NBS’s Content Standards

15.1 Contributions must:

15.1.1 Be accurate (where they state the facts);

15.1.2 Be genuinely held (where they state opinions); and

15.1.3 Comply with applicable law in the UK and in any country from which they are posted.

15.2 Contributions must not:

15.2.1 Contain any material which is defamatory of any person;

15.2.2 Contain any material which is obscene, offensive, harmful, hateful or inflammatory;

15.2.3 Promote sexually explicit material;

15.2.4 Promote violence;

15.2.5 Promote discrimination based on race, age, sex, religion, nationality, disability or sexual orientation;

15.2.6 Infringe any copyright (including Intellectual Property Rights), database right or trademarks or any other person;

15.2.7 Be likely to deceive any other person;

15.2.8 Be made in breach of any legal duty owed to a third party, such as a contractual duty or a duty of confidence;

15.2.9 Promote any illegal activity;

15.2.10 Be threatening, abusive or invade another’s privacy, or cause annoyance, inconvenience or needless anxiety;

15.2.11 Be likely to harass, upset, embarrass, alarm or annoy any other person;

15.2.12 Be used to impersonate any person, or to misrepresent your identity or affiliation with any person;

15.2.13 Give the impression that they emanate from or are somehow related to NBS, if this is not the case; or

15.2.14 Advocate, promote or assist any unlawful act such as (by way of example only) copyright infringement or computer misuse.

15.3 All Contributions are the views of the respective Authorised User and do not in any way reflect or represent NBS’s views or values.

 

16. Account and password

16.1 If a User chooses, acquires, or is provided with a user identification code, password or any other piece of information as part of NBS’s security procedures (including in relation to Subscription Services and Paid For Services), they must treat such information as confidential and must not disclose it to any third party.

16.2 NBS has the right to disable any user identification code or password, whether chosen by a Subscriber and/or Authorised User or allocated by NBS, at any time, if in NBS’s reasonable opinion they have failed to comply with any of the provisions of these Terms and Conditions.

16.3 If a Subscriber and/or Customer and/or an Authorised User knows or suspects that anyone other than themselves knows their user identification code or password, they must promptly notify NBS by email to info@NBSnterprises.com.

 

17. Clauses 18 onwards are applicable solely to the specific websites as identified.

 

18. Terms and Conditions applicable solely to the use of the NBS Building Regulations (https://theNBS.com/BuildingRegs)

18.1 By subscribing to use the NBS Building Regulations a Subscriber agrees to be bound by the NBS Websites Terms and Conditions and the following terms and conditions contained in clause 18 of this document which together shall govern a Subscriber’s use of the NBS Building Regulations.

18.2 Provided that the Subscription Fee is paid on the due date a Subscriber is granted a non-exclusive licence to use the NBS Building Regulations in accordance with the NBS Website Terms and Conditions and the terms and conditions contained in this clause 18.

18.3 Use of the NBS Building Regulations will start on receipt by NBS of the correct Subscription Fee and will continued without interruption until cancelled in writing at the time of annual renewal by either party. In the event of a Subscriber breaching these terms and conditions their licence will be terminated immediately and automatically and upon termination of their licence a Subscriber shall destroy the software, its accompanying documentation and shall erase all copies of the software under their control and stored on any medium. NBS shall not be liable to a Subscriber or any third party for the termination of access to the NBS Building Regulations.

18.4 Crown copyright material reproduced within the NBS Building Regulations is under license from the Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) formerly known as Office of the Deputy Prime Minister (ODPM).

18.5 A Subscriber is permitted to print out extracts from the Crown copyright items for their own internal use only. An extract shall not exceed 20% of the contents of any single item. Subsequent copying of the print outs made by a Subscriber is not permitted in print or in any other form without the written permission of the controller of HMSO.

 

19 Terms and Conditions applicable solely to the use of the NBS Domestic Specification (the website at https://domestic.theNBS.com)

19.1 By paying for the NBS Domestic Specification a Customer agrees to be bound by the NBS Websites Terms and Conditions together with the following terms and conditions contained in clause 19 of this document which together shall govern the Customer’s use of the NBS Domestic Specification.

19.2 The NBS Domestic Specification is a Paid For Service.

19.3 Payment must be made in advance of using the NBS Domestic Specification by using the online payment method contained within the NBS Domestic Specification.

19.4 NBS will make no refunds of payments made for use of the NBS Domestic Specification. However, user rights to remedies (including a refund) for breaches of statutory obligations by NBS in the supply of the NBS Domestic product, remain

19.5 Entering project details and purchasing a single use of the NBS Domestic Specification allows the Customer to create, edit and publish a PDF specification for a single Customer Building Contract. Any NBS Domestic Specification purchased cannot be amended and/or reused by the Customer in relation to a second job, project or Customer Building Contract. The Customer must purchase the NBS Domestic Specification for each individual Customer Building Contract.

19.6 Once the Customer has confirmed the project details they will be included in the header and footer of the PDF. They will not be able to make any amendments to these project details. The Customer will, however, be able to make changes to all the other details of the specification once payment has been made. NBS accepts no responsibility for any errors or omissions made by the Customer when entering the project details into the NBS Domestic Specification.

19.7 The Customer will be able to publish draft specifications from within the NBS Domestic Specification for a period of one year from the date of creation.

19.8 The Customer will be able to publish the final specification from within the NBS Domestic Specification for a period of one year from the date of its first publishing.

 

20 Terms and Conditions applicable solely to the use of RIBA CPD (the website at https://www.ribacpd.com)

20.1 Authorised Users have unlimited access to view the content of seminars as frequently as required from RIBA CPD.

20.2 Users who are not Authorised Users may access and view the Content of RBA CPD but will not receive any certification or confirmation that they have completed the RIBA-approved CPD.

20.3 By accessing and/or using RIBA CPD the User agrees to be bound by the NBS Websites Terms and Conditions and the following terms and conditions contained in clause 20 of this document which together shall govern a User’s use of RIBA CPD.

20.4 RIBA CPD is a Free Service for Users.

20.5 NBS reserves the right to charge a fee for use of RIBA CPD from time to time at its sole discretion.

20.6 All approved RIBA CPD Content remains the property of the provider who has subscribed to RIBA CPD Providers Network and may not be copied, performed in public, broadcast or adapted without prior written permission.

20.7 NBS will pass on an Authorised User’s contact information to the companies whose content (presentations, seminars, etc.) they choose to watch, just as if they had attended a face to face seminar or CPR event. NBS recommends to these companies that such information should only be used in a contextual manner to help build relationships. By accessing and using RIBA CPD, an Authorised User agrees to these conditions.

 

21 Terms and Conditions applicable solely to the use of the National BIM Library (the website at https://www.nationalbimlibrary.com)

21.1 Together BIM Objects and the Content constitute an online National Library of BIM Objects and represent a key information resource for the construction industry referenced to the latest NBS Uniclass work section table classification system.

21.2 Only Authorised Users can use the National BIM Library.

21.3 By accessing and/or using the National BIM Library an Authorised User agrees to be bound by the NBS Websites Terms and Conditions and the following terms and conditions contained in clause 21 of this document which together shall govern an Authorised User’s use of the National BIM Library.

21.4 Access to and use of the National BIM Library is free of charge to Authorised Users.

21.5 By accepting the NBS Websites Terms and Conditions, NBS grants the Authorised User a non-transferable, non-exclusive licence to use the National BIM Library and BIM Objects.

21.6 An Authorised User shall not grant sub-licences, in whole or in part, of any of the rights granted under the NBS Websites Terms and Conditions, without NBS’s prior written consent. Whether to grant consent or not shall be a matter for NBS’s absolute discretion in all circumstances.

21.7 Subject to compliance in full with these Terms and Conditions, an Authorised User may reproduce part or parts (but not a material proportion) of the National BIM Library either alone or in conjunction with their own material;

21.7.1 for the purposes of their own personal use where that personal use is not for any commercial or profit making purpose; or

21.7.2 for use by educational institutions and their students for educational purposes only; or

21.7.3 for inclusion in any drawings or contract documents used or intended to be used in connection with a Customer Building Contract where the Authorised User is or may become a contracting party, or in connection with which the Authorised User is engaged or may be engaged in the future by one of the contracting parties in a professional capacity;

but not otherwise.

21.8 Intellectual Property Rights

21.8.1 Without prejudice to the generality of clause 7 NBS and NBS, the NBS and NBS logos, and all other NBS, NBL and NBS trademarks, product names, and trade names of NBS, NBL and NBS appearing in the National BIM Library and/or its Content are owned by NBS.

21.8.2 All other trademarks, product names, and logos appearing in the National BIM Library and/or its Content are the property of their respective owners.

21.9 Intellectual Property Rights

21.9.1 Without prejudice to the generality of clause 7.1 NBS and RIBA, the NBS and RIBA logos, and all other NBS and RIBA trademarks, product names, and trade names of NBS and RIBA appearing in its Content are owned by NBS and RIBA.

 

22 Terms and Conditions applicable solely to use of the Product Selector (via the website at https://www.ribaproductselector.com)

22.1 By accessing and/or using the Product Selector Users agree to be bound by the NBS Websites Terms and Conditions and the following terms and conditions contained within clause 22 of this document which together shall govern a User’s use of the Product Selector.

22.2 Access to the Product Selector is free of charge and permitted on a temporary basis. NBS may suspend, withdraw, discontinue or change all or any part of Product Selector without notice.

22.3 Only Authorised Users may print off and may download extracts of any page(s) from Product Selector and may do so for their personal use and may draw the attention of others within their organisation to content posted on Product Selector. NBS’s status (and that of any identified contributors) as the authors of the content on Product Selector must always be acknowledged.

22.4 If an Authorised User prints off, copies or downloads any part of Product Selector in breach of these terms and conditions, their right to use Product Selector will cease immediately and they must, at NBS’s option, return or destroy any copies of the materials they have made.

 

23 Terms and Conditions applicable solely to the use of the BIM Toolkit (at https://toolkit.theNBS.com)

23.1 By accessing and/or using the BIM Toolkit a User agrees to enter an End User Licence Agreement (Licence) with NBS in accordance with the terms and conditions and contained in clause 23.5 below.

23.2 Access to the BIM Toolkit is free of charge and permitted on a temporary basis. NBS may suspend, withdraw, discontinue or change all or any part of the BIM Toolkit without notice.

23.3 Authorised Users of the BIM Toolkit may print off one copy, and may download extracts, of any page(s) from Toolkit for their personal use and may draw the attention of others within their organisation to content posted on the BIM Toolkit. Authorised Users must not modify the paper or digital copies of any materials they have printed off or downloaded in any way, and must not use any illustrations, photographs, video or audio sequences or any graphics separately from any accompanying text. NBS’s status (and that of any identified contributors) as the authors of the content on the BIM Toolkit must always be acknowledged. If an Authorised User prints off, copies or downloads any part of BIM Toolkit in breach of these terms and conditions, their right to use the BIM Toolkit will cease immediately and they must, at NBS’s option, return or destroy any copies of the materials they have made.

23.4 Any samples, drawings, descriptive matter or advertising on the BIM Toolkit are issued and published for the sole purpose of giving an approximate idea of the services described in them and should not therefore be taken as a representation or warranty as to the content of such services.

23.5 End User Licence Agreement

This end user licence agreement (Licence) is a legal agreement between the Authorised User (Licensee) and NBS. This Licence shall govern the Licensee’s use of the BIM Toolkit, the library data supplied with the toolkit, the BIM Toolkit API and the associated media, technical support articles and video content (BIM Toolkit) supplied by NBS for use in conjunction with the BIM Toolkit.

NBS grants the Licensee the right to access and use the BIM Toolkit on the basis of this Licence. NBS does not sell the BIM Toolkit to the Licensee. NBS remains the owner of the BIM Toolkit at all times.

BY ACCESSING AND USING THE BIM TOOLKIT THE LICENSEE AGREES TO THE TERMS OF THIS LICENCE WHICH WILL BIND THE LICENSEE. THE TERMS OF THIS LICENCE INCLUDE, IN PARTICULAR, LIMITATIONS ON LIABILITY IN CLAUSES 23.5.5 AND 23.5.6

IF THE LICENSEE DOES NOT AGREE TO THE TERMS OF THIS LICENCE, THEY MAY NOT ACCESS AND USE THE BIM TOOLKIT AND THEY MUST DISCONTINUE USE OF THE BIM TOOLKIT IMMEDIATELY.

23.5.1 Grant and scope of licence

23.5.1.1 The following definitions shall apply to the End User Licence Agreement and, where the context requires, the remainder of this Licence:

API Access Code: means the unique user access code supplied by NBS to the Licensee, and which allows the Licensee access to the BIM Toolkit API.

API Site: means the website located at the domain name https://toolkit-api.thenbs.com/

BIM Toolkit: means the Building Information Modelling toolkit, the BIM Toolkit Library Data supplied with the Building Information Modelling toolkit, the BIM Toolkit API and any associated technical support articles and video content, supplied by NBS for use in conjunction with the Building Information Modelling toolkit.

BIM Toolkit API: means the application programming interface which enables the development of Customer Developed Software to provide the BIM Toolkit Library Data in a readable format.

BIM Toolkit Data: means both Project Data and User Data.

BIM Toolkit Library Data: means the Classification Data and NBS Definitions.

Classification Data: means the Uniclass 2015 classification tables.

Customer Developed Software: means any software which the Licensee, from time to time, creates and/or develops to utilise the BIM Toolkit API.

NBS Definitions: the property data sets located at https://toolkit.thenbs.com/definitions.

Project: means any project which the Licensee, from time to time, creates and/or develops using the BIM Toolkit.

Project Data: means any data, information or content which the Licensee, from time to time, adds and/or uploads to the BIM Toolkit and which is specific to a Project.

Proposed Use Form: means the application form used by NBS in connection with the granting of API Access Codes, for use with the Customer Developed Software, from time to time.

Site: means the website located at the domain name https://toolkit.thenbs.com.

User Data: means any data, information or content which the Licensee, from time to time, adds and/or uploads to the BIM Toolkit and which is not Project Data.

23.5.1.2 In consideration of the Licensee agreeing to abide by the terms of this Licence, NBS hereby grants to the Licensee a non-exclusive, non-transferable licence to use the BIM Toolkit on the terms of this Licence.

23.5.1.3 Subject at all times to the terms and restrictions set out in this Licence the Licensee may:

(a) use the BIM Toolkit for the Licensee’s personal purposes (if the Licensee is a consumer) or the Licensee’s internal business purposes (if the Licensee is a business) only; and

(b) receive and use any free supplementary updates of the BIM Toolkit incorporating “patches” and corrections of errors as may be provided by NBS from time to time.

23.5.1.4 The BIM Toolkit is provided to the Licensee free of charge. Therefore, it is provided by NBS without warranty (express or implied) of any kind, including but not limited to any warranty as to satisfactory quality, fitness for a particular purpose or non-infringement. If the Licensee is a consumer their rights as a consumer are not affected.

23.5.1.5 NBS will provide online technical support in relation to the BIM Toolkit at its discretion. NBS reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to charge the Licensee for the provision of any such technical support.

23.5.1.6 The Licensee warrants that all BIM Toolkit Data complies with the Content Standards set out at clause 15 above and the Licensee acknowledges and accepts that they will be liable to NBS, and that they will indemnify NBS, for any breach of this warranty. If the Licensee is a consumer user, this means the Licensee will be responsible for any loss or damage NBS suffers as a result of the Licensee’s breach of warranty.

23.5.1.7 The Licensee retains all of their ownership rights in their BIM Toolkit Data, but the Licensee is required to grant NBS a license to use, review, view, analyse and/or copy the Licensee’s Project Data, free of charge and on a non-exclusive, worldwide basis for the purposes of assessing:

(a) general trends and statistics in relation to the overall use of the BIM Toolkit;

(b) the overall functionality of the BIM Toolkit which shall include, without limitation, identifying any shortcomings in the BIM Toolkit and determining whether or not the BIM Toolkit needs to be updated; and

(c) any other purpose which, in NBS’s reasonable opinion, allows it to make reasonable use of The Licencee’s Project Data.

23.5.1.8 NBS reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to disclose the Licensee’s identity to any third party who claims that any of the Licensee’s BIM Toolkit Data and/or Customer Developed Software constitutes a violation of their intellectual property rights, or of their right to privacy. In the event of such a claim arising, and, notwithstanding the terms of NBS’s Privacy Policy, the Licensee consents that NBS may disclose the personal data (including any sensitive personal data) that it has collected from the Licensee to such third party.

23.5.1.9 NBS accepts no responsibility for the accuracy of any BIM Toolkit Data, any Customer Developed Software, nor for any errors or omissions in such data, or any liability arising from the use of such data by third parties.

23.5.1.10 NBS has the right to remove any BIM Toolkit Data or any Customer Developed Software from the BIM Toolkit if, in its opinion, it does not comply with the Content Standards set out at clause 15 above.

23.5.1.11 NBS does not guarantee that either the BIM Toolkit, or any BIM Toolkit Data, will always be available or be uninterrupted. NBS will not be liable to you if for any reason either the BIM Toolkit, or any BIM Toolkit Data is unavailable for any period.

23.5.1.12 The Licensee is responsible for making all arrangements necessary for the Licensee to have access to the BIM Toolkit.

23.5.2 Restrictions

23.5.2.1 Except as expressly set out in this Licence or as permitted by any local law, the Licensee undertakes:

(a) not to copy the BIM Toolkit except where such copying is incidental to normal use of the BIM Toolkit, or where it is necessary for the purpose of back-up or operational security;

(b) not to rent, lease, sub-license, loan, translate, merge, adapt, vary or modify the BIM Toolkit;

(c) not to make alterations to, or modifications of, the whole or any part of the BIM Toolkit, nor permit the BIM Toolkit or any part of it to be combined with, or become incorporated in, any other programs;

(d) not to disassemble, decompile, reverse-engineer or create derivative works based on the whole or any part of the BIM Toolkit nor attempt to do any such thing except to the extent that (by virtue of section 296A of the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988) such actions cannot be prohibited because they are essential for the purpose of achieving inter-operability of the BIM Toolkit with another software application, and provided that the information obtained by you during such activities:

i. is used only for the purpose of achieving inter-operability with another software application; and

ii. is not unnecessarily disclosed or communicated without NBS’s prior written consent to any third party’ and

iii. is not used to create any software and/or an alternative website which is substantially similar to the BIM Toolkit;

(e) not to use, or permit others to use, the BIM Toolkit for the purpose of developing and/or maintaining for themselves or for others, an alternative service provision which either directly or indirectly competes with the BIM Toolkit or in some other way serves the same or a similar purpose as the BIM Toolkit;

i. directly or indirectly competes with any NBS product or service, including but not limited to the BIM Toolkit, NBS Domestic, NBS Scheduler, NBS Building or NBS Create; or

ii. in some other way serves the same or a similar purpose as any NBS product or service, including but not limited to the BIM Toolkit, NBS Domestic, NBS Scheduler, NBS Building or NBS Create;

(f) not to provide or otherwise make available the BIM Toolkit in whole or in part (including but not limited to program listings, object and source program listings, object code and source code), in any form to any person; and

(g) to comply with all applicable technology control or export laws and regulations.

23.5.2.2 Where NBS has provided the Licensee with an API Access Code, NBS grants the Licensee a worldwide, non-exclusive, non-transferable, terminable, and non-sub licensable licence to use and integrate the BIM Toolkit API into their Customer Developed Software for the sole purpose of providing the BIM Toolkit Library Data to the Licensee and their third party users (“Permitted Purpose”).

23.5.2.3 When using the BIM Toolkit API, the Licensee agrees that in addition to the other restrictions in this Licence, the Licensee will not, directly or indirectly, and will not procure or enable another person to do any of the following:

(a) sublicense or purport to sublicense the BIM Toolkit API or any Customer Developed Software for use by a third party;

(b) create an application which performs substantially the same use or function as the BIM Toolkit API and offer that use or function to third parties;

(c) without an API Access Code, sell, resell, redistribute, sublicense, or transfer any application (including any Customer Developed Software) that uses the BIM Toolkit API or that incorporates or displays BIM Toolkit content;

(d) interfere with or disrupt services or servers or networks connected to the BIM Toolkit, or disobey any of NBS’s requirements, procedures, policies or regulations of networks connected to the BIM Toolkit or interfere, or attempt to interfere, in any manner with the functionality or proper working of the BIM Toolkit API;

(e) circumvent or modify or seek to circumvent or modify any API Access Code(s) or NBS’s security mechanisms;

(f) create accounts for any other person by automated means or under false or fraudulent pretences;

(g) use any robot, spider, scarping, site search/retrieval application or other device to retrieve, index, access or use any portion of the BIM Toolkit or the BIM Toolkit API to obtain any information beyond that which NBS provides to the Licensee under this Licence;

(h) transmit any malware, spyware, viruses, worms, defects, Trojan horses, malicious or harmful code or use any items of a destructive nature, or compile or use the BIM Toolkit API for the purpose of spamming or promote or facilitate disruptive commercial messages or advertisements;

(i) without NBS’s express prior written approval, access or use the BIM Toolkit API for the purpose of aggregating, analysing, extracting, or repurposing any BIM Toolkit Data;

(j) use the BIM Toolkit API or any Customer Developed Software to encourage or promote illegal activity;

(k) use the BIM Toolkit API in a manner that interferes with or disrupts NBS’s services or servers or networks constitutes excessive or abusive usage or otherwise fails to comply or is inconsistent with any part of the Licence;

(l) in any way allow your Customer Developed Software to:

i. be false, inaccurate or misleading;

ii. infringe on any third party’s copyright, patent, trade mark, trade secret or other property rights or rights of publicity or privacy;

iii. breach any applicable laws or generally accepted practices in all relevant jurisdictions (including without limitation those governing trade and export, financial services, consumer protection, unfair competition, anti-discrimination or false advertising);

iv. be defamatory, libellous, threatening, harassing, obscene or offensive; or

v. create liability for NBS or cause NBS to lose (in whole or in part) the services of its ISPs or other suppliers; or

(m) provide any data or information to NBS unless the Licensee represents and warrants that it is accurate and they have all rights necessary to provide such data or information to NBS for its use.

23.5.2.4 If the Licensee develops Customer Developed Software and makes it available to their users the Licensee must:

(a) display to the users of their Customer Developed Software the link to these Licence terms; and

(b) explicitly state in their Customer Developed Software terms of use that as a condition of using their Customer Developed Software, their users:

i. agree to be bound by each and every restriction contained in this Licence;

ii. agree not to use the Customer Developed Software where such use directly or indirectly competes with any NBS product or service is any way; and

iii. agree not to make the Customer Developed Software or any BIM Toolkit Library Data or any part thereof available to any other party whatsoever.

23.5.3 API Access Codes

23.5.3.1 NBS will grant the Licensee an API Access Code once the Licensee has completed and returned a Proposed Use Form, provided that the content of that Proposed Use Form:

(a) has been accepted and agreed by NBS; and

(b) complies with and remains consistent with all parts of this Licence.

23.5.3.2 NBS has the right to remove all API Access Code(s) from the Licensee, if in its opinion at any point:

(a) the Licensee fails to comply with any of the terms contained in this Licence or these terms and conditions;

(b) the Licensee’s use of the BIM Toolkit API and/or their Customer Developed Software does not comply with the Content Standards as set out at clause 15; or

(c) the Licensee’s use of the BIM Toolkit API and/or their Customer Developed Software does not correspond with the information supplied on the Licensee’s Proposed Use Form.

23.5.4 Intellectual Property Rights

23.5.4.1 The Licensee acknowledges and accepts that NBS is the owner or licensee of all Intellectual Property Rights in the BIM Toolkit and that rights in the BIM Toolkit are licensed (not sold) to the Licensee. The Licensee acknowledges and accepts that (subject to the provisions of clause 23.5.1.7) the Licensee has no rights in, or to, the BIM Toolkit other than the right to use it in accordance with the terms of this Licence and these terms and conditions.

23.5.4.2 The Licensee acknowledges that they have no right to have access to the BIM Toolkit in source code form.

23.5.5 Limitation of Liability if the Licensee is a business user

23.5.5.1 The Licensee accepts responsibility for the selection of the BIM Toolkit to achieve their intended results. The Licensee acknowledges that the BIM Toolkit has not been developed to meet the Licensee’s individual requirements, and that it is therefore the Licensee’s responsibility to ensure that the facilities and functions of the BIM Toolkit meet their requirements.

23.5.5.2 If the Licensee is a business customer, NBS only authorises the Licensee to use the BIM Toolkit for internal use by their business, and the Licensee agrees not to use the BIM Toolkit for any re-sale purposes.

23.5.5.3 NBS shall not in any circumstances whatever be liable to the Licensee, whether in contract, tort (including negligence), breach of statutory duty, or otherwise, arising under or in connection with the Licence for:

(a) loss of profits, sales, business, or revenue;

(b) business interruption;

(c) loss of anticipated savings;

(d) loss or corruption of data;

(e) loss of business opportunity, goodwill or reputation; or

(f) any indirect or consequential loss or damage.

23.5.5.4 Other than the losses set out in clause 23.5.5.3 (for which NBS is not liable) and subject to the provisions of clause 23.5.5.5, NBS shall not be liable to the Licensee in connection with this Licence whether in contract, tort (including negligence) or otherwise.

23.5.5.5 Nothing in this Licence shall limit or exclude NBS’s liability for:

(a) death or personal injury resulting from NBS’s negligence;

(b) fraud or fraudulent misrepresentation; or

(c) any other liability that cannot be excluded or limited by English law.

23.5.5.6 This Licence sets out the full extent of NBS’s obligations and liabilities in respect of the supply of the BIM Toolkit. Except as expressly stated in this Licence, there are no conditions, warranties, representations or other terms, express or implied, that are binding on NBS. Any condition, warranty, representation or other term concerning the supply of the BIM Toolkit which might otherwise be implied into, or incorporated in, this Licence whether by statute, common law or otherwise, is excluded to the fullest extent permitted by law.

23.5.6 Limitation of liability if the Licensee is a consumer

23.5.6.1 The Licensee accepts responsibility for the selection of the BIM Toolkit to achieve the Licensee’s intended results. The Licensee acknowledges that the BIM Toolkit has not been developed to meet their individual requirements, and that it is therefore the Licensee’s responsibility to ensure that the facilities and functions of the BIM Toolkit meet their requirements.

23.5.6.2 If the Licensee is a consumer, NBS only supplies the BIM Toolkit for domestic and private use, and the Licensee agrees not to use the BIM Toolkit for any commercial, business or re-sale purposes and NBS has no liability to the Licensee for any loss of profit, loss of business, business interruption, or loss of business opportunity.

23.5.6.3 Subject to the provisions of clause 23.5.6.4, NBS shall not be liable to the Licensee in connection with this Licence, whether in contract, tort (including negligence) or otherwise.

23.5.6.4 Nothing in this Licence shall limit or exclude NBS’s liability for:

(a) death or personal injury resulting from NBS’s negligence;

(b) fraud or fraudulent misrepresentation; or

(c) any other liability that cannot be excluded or limited by English law.

23.5.7 Termination

23.5.7.1 NBS may terminate this Licence immediately by written notice to the Licensee if the Licensee commits a material or persistent breach of this Licence which the Licensee fails to remedy (if remediable) within 14 days after the service of written notice requiring the Licensee to do so.

23.5.7.2 Upon termination for any reason:

(a) all rights granted to the Licensee under this Licence shall cease; and

(b) the Licensee must immediately cease using the BIM Toolkit and cease all activities authorised by this Licence.

23.5.8 Communications between NBS and the Licensee

23.5.8.1 If the Licensee is a consumer, if the Licensee wishes to contact NBS in writing, or if any condition in this Licence requires the Licensee to give NBS notice in writing, The Licensee will send this to NBS’s registered office or by e-mail to info@NBSnterprises.com. NBS will confirm receipt of this by contacting the Licensee in writing, normally by e-mail.

23.5.8.2 If NBS have to contact the Licensee or give notice to the Licensee in writing, they will do so by e-mail.

23.5.8.3 If the Licensee is a business customer, please note that any notice given by the Licensee to NBS, or by NBS to the Licensee, will be deemed received and properly served immediately when posted on the BIM Toolkit, 24 hours after an e-mail is sent, or three days after the date of posting any letter. In proving the service of any notice, it will be sufficient to prove, in the case of a letter, that such letter was properly addressed, stamped and placed in the post and, in the case of an e-mail that such e-mail was sent to the specified e-mail address of the addressee.

23.5.9 Events outside NBS’s control

23.5.9.1 NBS will not be liable or responsible for any failure to perform, or delay in performance of, any of its obligations under this Licence that is caused by a Force Majeure Event.

23.5.9.2 If a Force Majeure Event takes place that affects the performance of NBS’s obligations under this Licence:

(a) NBS’s obligations under this Licence will be suspended and the time for performance of its obligations will be extended for the duration of the Force Majeure Event; and

(b) NBS will use its reasonable endeavours to find a solution by which its obligations under this Licence may be performed despite the Force Majeure Event.

23.5.10 Other important terms

23.5.10.1 NBS may transfer its rights and obligations under this Licence to another organisation, but this will not affect the Licensee’s rights or its obligations under this Licence.

23.5.10.2 The Licensee may only transfer the Licensee’s rights or obligations under this Licence to another person if NBS agree in advance in writing.

23.5.10.3 If the Licensee is a business customer, this Licence, these terms and conditions and any document referred in them constitute the entire agreement between NBS and the Licensee and supersedes and extinguishes all previous agreements, promises, assurances, warranties, representations and understandings between NBS and the Licensee, whether written or oral, relating to its subject matter. The Licensee agrees that the Licensee shall have no remedies in respect of any statement, representation, assurance or warranty (whether made innocently or negligently) that is not set out in this Licence or these terms and condition or any document referred in them. The Licensee agrees that the Licensee shall have no claim for innocent or negligent misrepresentation or negligent misstatement based on any statement in this Licence or these terms and conditions or any document expressly referred to in them.

23.5.10.4 If NBS fails to insist that the Licensee performs any of the Licensee’s obligations under this Licence, or if NBS does not enforce its rights against the Licensee, or if NBS delays in doing so, that will not mean that NBS has waived its rights against the Licensee and will not mean that the Licensee does not have to comply with those obligations. If NBS does waive a default by the Licensee, it will only do so in writing and that will not mean that it will automatically waive any later default by the Licensee.

23.5.10.5 Each of the conditions of this Licence operates separately. If any court or competent authority decides that any of them are unlawful or unenforceable, the remaining conditions will remain in full force and effect.

23.5.10.6 This Licence and any dispute or claim arising out of or in connection with it or its subject matter or formation (including non-contractual disputes or claims) shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the law of England and Wales.

23.5.10.7 NBS and the Licensee irrevocably agree that the courts of England and Wales shall have exclusive jurisdiction to settle any dispute or claim arising out of or in connection with this agreement or its subject matter or formation (including non-contractual disputes or claims).