MODERN SLAVERY ACT 2015
This statement is made pursuant to section 54(1) of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and constitutes the Seed Developments Limited slavery and human trafficking current statement. It sets out the steps that Seed Developments has undertaken – and is continuing to take – to ensure that modern slavery or human trafficking is not taking place within our business or supply chain.
Modern slavery is a crime and a violation of fundamental human rights. We have zero tolerance to slavery and human trafficking. We are committed to creating effective systems and controls in place to safeguard against any form of modern slavery or human trafficking in our supply chains or in any part of our business.
We have published our Anti-Slavery Policy to all staff. Our HR function strives to help ensure that our Anti-Slavery Policy is complied with, and to manage any concerns. Our Whistleblowing Policy ensures all employees know they can raise concerns about how colleagues are being treated, or about practices within our business or supply chain, without fear of reprisals. Our Recruitment and Vetting Policy includes conducting eligibility to work in the UK checks for all employees to safeguard against human trafficking or individuals being forced to work against their will.
Our emails are confidential and may be subject to legal professional privilege. Unauthorised use of any communication received or its contents is prohibited.
If you receive an email in error, please notify us immediately by email and delete any copies. We may intercept emails for the purpose of detecting unauthorised use of our email system. You are reminded that email communications are not secure. Our emails are checked for viruses but you should perform virus checks on any attachments.
We accept no responsibility or liability for malicious or fraudulent emails purportedly coming from us and it is your responsibility to ensure that any emails received are genuine before relying on anything contained within them. Where the content of an email is personal or otherwise unconnected with the firm’s or its clients’ business, Seed Developments Limited accepts no responsibility or liability for such content.
In order to help ensure that we keep the affairs of our clients confidential, emails leaving our systems are routinely monitored by specialist software which is designed to protect against the risk of misaddressed emails. This involves the transfer of relevant email metadata (including recipient email address, subject heading and salutation) to the software provider’s secure data-centre and this information does not leave the EU. This data will only be used for this, and not for any other, purpose.
INFORMATION ABOUT US
Seed Developments Limited is a limited company registered in the UK under the Companies Act 1985 (as amended). Its VAT number is GB 125 486409 and registered number is 838371. It’s registered office address is Unit A Huntworth Way, North Petherton, Bridgwater, Somerset, TA6 6FA, United Kingdom.
ACCESSING OUR SITE
Access to our Site is permitted on a temporary basis and we reserve the right to withdraw or amend the service we provide on our Site without notice (see below). We will not be liable, if for any reason, our Site is unavailable at any time or for any period.
You are also responsible for ensuring that all persons who access our Site through your internet connection are aware of these Terms and that they comply with them.
You may use our Site only for lawful purposes. You may not use our Site:
- In any way that breaches any applicable local, national or international law or regulation.
- In any way that is unlawful or fraudulent, or has any unlawful or fraudulent purpose or effect.
- For the purpose of harming or attempting to harm minors in any way.
- To transmit, or procure the sending of any unsolicited or unauthorised advertising or promotional material or any other form of similar solicitation (spam).
- To knowingly transmit any data, send or upload any material that contains viruses, Trojan horses, worms, time-bombs, keystroke loggers, spyware, adware or any other harmful programs or similar computer code designed to adversely affect the operation of any computer software or hardware.
INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS
Seed Developments Limited 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.
You may print off one copy and may download extracts of any page(s) from our Site for your personal reference and you may draw the attention of others within your organisation to material posted on our Site.
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, 3-D images, video or audio sequences or any graphics separately from any accompanying text.
You must not use any part of the materials on our Site for commercial purposes without obtaining a licence to do so from us or our licencors. If you print off, copy or download any part of our Site in breach of these Terms, 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.
RELIANCE ON INFORMATION AND LIABILITY
The information contained on our Site is for general information purposes only. No guarantees or warranties are provided regarding the accuracy of any information contained on our Site. To the extent permitted by law Seed Developments Limited also expressly exclude:
- All conditions, warranties and other terms which might otherwise be implied by statute, common law or the law of equity;
- Any liability for any direct, indirect or consequential loss or damage incurred by any user in connection with our Site or in connection with the use, inability to use, or results of the use of our Site, any websites linked to it and any materials posted on it, including, without limitation any liability for:
o loss of income or revenue;
o loss of business;
o loss of profits or contracts;
o loss of anticipated savings;
o loss of data;
o loss of goodwill;
o wasted management or office time; and for any other loss or damage of any kind, however arising and whether caused by tort (including negligence), breach of contract or otherwise, even if foreseeable
INFORMATION ABOUT YOU AND YOUR VISITS TO OUR SITE
LINKING TO OUR SITE
You may create a link to the homepage of our Site. Links to any other pages on the Site are prohibited. You must not establish a link from any website that is not owned by you. Our Site must not be framed and we reserve the right to withdraw linking permission without notice. If you wish to make any use of material on our Site other than that set out above, please address your request to: firstname.lastname@example.org
LINKS FROM OUR SITE
Where our Site contains links to other sites and resources provided by third parties, these links are provided for your information only. We have no control over the contents of those sites or resources and accept no responsibility for them or for any loss or damage that may arise from your use of them.
JURISDICTION AND APPLICABLE LAW
The English courts will have exclusive jurisdiction over any claim arising from, or related to, a visit to our Site although we retain the right to bring proceedings against you for breach of these conditions in your country of residence or any other relevant country. These Terms are governed by English law.
We may revise these Terms at any time by amending this page. You are expected to check this page from time to time to take notice of any changes we make, as they are binding on you. Some of the provisions contained in these Terms may also be superseded by provisions or notices published elsewhere on our Site.
We aim to provide you with the highest standards of client care. If at any stage you have any concerns about the way your matter is being handled, the quality of the service provided by us or a complaint regarding our costs, it is important that you let the person handling your matter know as soon as possible, so that appropriate steps can be taken. If you would like to make a complaint, or to request a copy of our complaints procedure, please contact our Administration Team
If you do make a formal complaint we will do our best to ensure that we can resolve any complaints satisfactorily but if you are not satisfied with our handling of your complaint you may be entitled to ask the Manufacturers’ Ombudsman to consider it. The Manufacturers’ Ombudsman is an independent complaints handling organisation that deals with complaints about Manufacturing in England and Wales and they will investigate complaints received from individuals and certain other small organisations. In addition to the Manufacturers’ Ombudsman you can refer an unresolved complaint to Ombudsman Services, Small Claims Mediation to deal with the matter using what is known as Alternative Dispute Resolution.
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