Cookies & Use Policy

Cookie information

Cookies are very small files that are stored on your computer when you visit most websites. They are sent back and forth between the website’s server and your Internet browser to allow the website to remember actions you’ve made.

We use cookies and other local storage means to help improve the performance of this website by measuring web traffic and tracking user journeys. We also use a security cookie to identify our website’s developers. Most of these only contain randomly generated numbers, and cookies cannot carry viruses or install malware on your computer.

Cookies set by this website
Google Analytics

Cookies: _utma; _utmb; _utmc; _utmz
Expiry: 2 years; 30 minutes; when you quit your browser; 6 months (respectively)
Purpose: These cookies collect information about how our visitors use this site. This data is collected anonymously, and is used to help improve this website’s functionality. For more information, see Google Analytic’s page on safeguarding your data.

Managing cookies

Most Internet browsers allow users to control the acceptance of cookies via the browser’s settings. Visit allaboutcookies.org to find out how to configure these settings on a number of major browsers.

You can opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites by installing Google’s opt-out browser add-on.

Social Media & other Third-Party Cookies

If you take the opportunity to ‘share’ sonic-a.co.uk content with friends through social networks – such as Facebook and Twitter – you may be sent cookies from these websites. We don’t control the setting of these cookies, so we suggest you check the third-party websites for more information about their cookies and how to manage them.

We use Vimeo & Youtube in some instances to embed videos on the site, these third-party sites may send you cookies. We suggest you check with these third-party websites for more information about their cookies and how to manage them.

Changes to this privacy notice

We keep our privacy notice under regular review. This privacy notice was last updated on 25 May 2012.

Terms of Use for Website

1. Your use of the website

1.1 These terms and conditions of use (“Terms of Use”) apply to your use of www.sonic-a.co.uk (the “Website”). When we refer to “we”, “us, “our” we mean Cryptic. When we refer to “you” and “your” we mean the user of the Website.

1.2 We do our best to ensure that the information on the Website is accurate and helpful at all times. However, we cannot ultimately warrant the accuracy of that information and cannot be held liable for any use or reliance you may make of or put on it except as specifically agreed with us in any further agreement we may make with you in writing.

1.3 Where we discover an error in any information posted on the Website we will try to resolve it as soon as reasonably possible.

2. Availability

2.1 We do our best to ensure that the Website operates properly at all times, but we cannot guarantee the availability of the Website, and (save as otherwise set out in these Terms of Use) we will not be liable for any damages, loss, costs or expenses incurred by you as a result of any lack of availability of the Website.

2.2 We may change the content of the Website at any time. If the need arises we may suspend access to the Website.

3. Viruses

3.1 Although we check the Website for viruses, we cannot warrant that the Website is free of viruses or other malicious content. You should make sure that you have appropriate software and systems in place on your computer to check for viruses and other malicious content on the internet.

3.2 We will not be liable for any loss or damage caused by a distributed denial-of-service attack, viruses or other technologically harmful material that may infect your computer equipment, computer programs, data or other proprietary material due to your use of our site or to your downloading of any material posted on it, or on any website linked

4. Security

4.1 It is your responsibility to ensure that your login details, password and all other details that may exist in relation to any account that may be set-up with the Website remain confidential at all times. You agree to let us know as soon as possible if you know or reasonably suspect that the security of any account that may be set-up with the Website is at risk.

5. Privacy

5.1 For information on how we use your personal information please refer to our Privacy Policy.

6. Web links

6.1 Any link (be it a hypertext link or other referral device) used on the Website is provided solely for your use and convenience. The link does not represent any endorsement or recommendation by us and does not mean that we have any association with the linked website. We are not responsible for the content of any websites that have links with the Website or for the legal consequences of your entering into any contracts with the third parties that have these linked web sites and we do not accept any liability for any loss, damage, expense, costs or liability whatsoever incurred by you as a result.
6.2 You may not frame or link to the Website or any part of it without our express permission.

7. Liability

7.1 The material displayed on our site is provided without any guarantees, conditions or warranties as to its accuracy. To the extent permitted by law, we, other members of our group of companies and third parties connected to us hereby expressly exclude:

7.1.1 All conditions, warranties and other terms which might otherwise be implied by law.

7.1.2 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: loss of income or revenue; loss of business; loss of profits or contracts; loss of anticipated savings; loss of data; loss of goodwill; wasted management or office time; and for any other loss or damage.

7.2 This does not affect our liability for death or personal injury arising from our negligence, nor our liability for fraudulent misrepresentation or misrepresentation as to a fundamental matter, nor any other liability which cannot be excluded or limited under applicable law.

8. Copyright and trade marks

8.1 All copyright and other intellectual property rights and goodwill in or relating to the contents of the Website or to their selection, creation or arrangement or the design of the Website belong either to us or to our suppliers. Nothing contained in these conditions or the Website should be construed as granting or otherwise, any licence or right to use any intellectual property right without our permission or the permission of our suppliers.

8.2 You may not reproduce part or all of the contents of the web site in any form unless it is for personal, non commercial use. You may not modify the paper or digital copies of any materials that you have printed off or downloaded in any way.

9. User Conduct

9.1 In your use of the site you shall not do any of the following:

9.1.1 defame, abuse, harass, stalk, threaten or otherwise violate the legal rights (such as rights of privacy or intellectual property rights where applicable) of others;

9.1.2 post any material which is obscene, indecent or unlawful;

9.1.3 upload files that contain software or other material protected by intellectual property laws (or by rights of confidentiality or privacy of publicity, where applicable) unless you own or control the rights thereto or have received all necessary consents;

9.1.4 upload files that contain viruses, corrupted files, or any other similar software or programs that may damage the operation of our or another’s computer; or

9.1.5 upload files which contain an active hypertext link to another web site.

9.2 You agree that we may remove postings at any time without your permission and without advising you.

9.3 We reserve the right to change the Terms of Use at any time. Any such change in terms and conditions will be effective once published on the Website. You should check the Terms of Use periodically to ensure that you are aware of and complying with the current version.

10. General

10.1 The Website is operated by:-
Cryptic
CCA, 350 Sauchiehall Street
Glasgow
G2 3JD

Cryptic is a registered Scottish charity (SC022476) and a company limited by guarantee (SC150281).
VAT registered no. 652491922.
If you have any concerns about the Website please contact us at admin@cryptic.org.uk.

11. Governing Law

11.1 These terms and conditions of use shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of Scotland. Any disputes arising here from shall be exclusively subject to the jurisdiction of the courts of Scotland.