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News and Feature articles on this website are provided by Moore News Limited, Reg. No. 05108790. Established in 2003, Moore News Ltd is an independent provider of News and Features to major websites dealing in the Creative, IT, Freelance and Jobs markets. As well as supplying these areas, the founder and managing director has over a decade of experience in Local, National and Consumer Media.


1 Acceptance of Terms

Your access to and use of Contractor UK ("the Website") is subject exclusively to these Terms and Conditions. You will not use the Website for any purpose that is unlawful or prohibited by these Terms and Conditions. By using the Website you are fully accepting the terms, conditions and disclaimers contained in this notice. If you do not accept these Terms and Conditions you must immediately stop using the Website.

2 Advice

The contents of the Website do not constitute advice and should not be relied upon in making or refraining from making, any decision.

3 Changes to Website

Contractor UK reserves the right to:

3.1 change or remove (temporarily or permanently) the Website or any part of it without notice and you confirm that Contractor UK shall not be liable to you for any such change or removal; and

3.2 change these Terms and Conditions at any time, and your continued use of the Website following any changes shall be deemed to be your acceptance of such change.

4 Links to Third Party Websites

The Website may include links to third party websites that are controlled and maintained by others. Any link to other websites is not an endorsement of such websites and you acknowledge and agree that we are not responsible for the content or availability of any such sites.

5 Copyright

5.1 All copyright, trade marks and all other intellectual property rights in the Website and its content (including without limitation the Website design, text, graphics and all software and source codes connected with the Website) are owned by or licensed to Contractor UK or otherwise used by Contractor UK as permitted by law.

5.2 In accessing the Website you agree that you will access the content solely for your personal, non-commercial use. None of the content may be downloaded, copied, reproduced, transmitted, stored, sold or distributed without the prior written consent of the copyright holder. This excludes the downloading, copying and/or printing of pages of the Website for personal, non-commercial home use only.

5.3 If prior written permission is granted to feature an article first published by Contractor UK on an external site or publication, terms will be that only the first 150 words will be reproduced with a link to Contractor UK as the source of the article. The header, stand and copy must be reproduced exactly as published on Contractor UK, without altering, deleting or editing the content in any way.

6 Cookies

Contractor UK uses first-party cookies as part of the Google Analytics traffic analysis tool. Cookies do not identify people, but they are important in telling us how people use our site and how many visitors the site receives.

We also use Cookies from third-party partners such as Google for marketing purposes which allow us to display promotional material to you on other sites you visit across the Internet.

You do not need to have cookies turned on to read and use the information on However, you do need cookies to participate actively in the forums. Additional terms of site use for the forum are here.

You can change your browser settings to prevent the site from placing cookies on your machine.

We operate a strict privacy policy, and whether we collect data such as cookie sessions based on where and when a user visits our site, or whether you willingly give us your email address by signing up to receive our newsletter, we strictly adhere to the Data Protection Act and will never sell details such as your email address on to other parties.

7 Disclaimers and Limitation of Liability

6.1 The Website is provided on an "AS IS" and "AS AVAILABLE" basis without any representation or endorsement made and without warranty of any kind whether express or implied, including but not limited to the implied warranties of satisfactory quality, fitness for a particular purpose, non-infringement, compatibility, security and accuracy.

6.2 To the extent permitted by law, Contractor UK will not be liable for any indirect or consequential loss or damage whatever (including without limitation loss of business, opportunity, data, profits) arising out of or in connection with the use of the Website.

6.3 Contractor UK makes no warranty that the functionality of the Website will be uninterrupted or error free, that defects will be corrected or that the Website or the server that makes it available are free of viruses or anything else which may be harmful or destructive.

6.4 Nothing in these Terms and Conditions shall be construed so as to exclude or limit the liability of Contractor UK for death or personal injury as a result of the negligence of Contractor UK or that of its employees or agents.

8 Indemnity

You agree to indemnify and hold Contractor UK and its employees and agents harmless from and against all liabilities, legal fees, damages, losses, costs and other expenses in relation to any claims or actions brought against Contractor UK arising out of any breach by you of these Terms and Conditions or other liabilities arising out of your use of this Website.

9 Severance

If any of these Terms and Conditions should be determined to be invalid, illegal or unenforceable for any reason by any court of competent jurisdiction then such Term or Condition shall be severed and the remaining Terms and Conditions shall survive and remain in full force and effect and continue to be binding and enforceable.

10 Governing Law

These Terms and Conditions shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the law of England and you hereby submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English courts.

11 Awards

11.1 Votes are restricted to one vote in each category per voter.

11.2 Entries which are incomplete or incorrectly completed may be disqualified.

11.3 ContractorUK reserves the right to disqualify any entry which they consider, in their sole discretion, to be in breach of the Awards criteria.

11.4 ContractorUK’s awards decision is final and discretionary, no negotiations or correspondence with entrants will be entered into.

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