Terms and conditions

This page and any pages it links to explains Venture Labs’s terms of use. You must agree to these to use Venture Labs.

Who we are

Venture Labs is a free online resource, managed by Bluecto Ltd. Venture Labs will be referred to as ‘we’ from now on.

Using Venture Labs

You agree to use Venture Labs only for lawful purposes. You must also use it in a way that doesn’t infringe the rights of, or restrict or inhibit the use and enjoyment of, this site by anyone else.

We update Venture Labs all the time. We can change or remove content at any time without notice.

Services and transactions

Some services linked are online government services or transactions - these can be managed by government department or agencies.

Some services have their own terms and conditions which apply - read these before you use the service.

Linking to Venture Labs

We welcome and encourage other websites to link to Venture Labs.

You must contact us for permission if you want to either:

  • charge your website’s users to click on a link to any page on Venture Labs
  • say your website is associated with or endorsed by Venture Labs

Linking from Venture Labs

Venture Labs links to websites that are managed by other government departments and agencies, service providers or other organisations. We don’t have any control over the content on these websites.

We’re not responsible for:

  • the protection of any information you give to these websites
  • any loss or damage that may come from your use of these websites, or any other websites they link to

You agree to release us from any claims or disputes that may come from using these websites.

You should read all terms and conditions, privacy policies and end user licences that relate to these websites before you use them.

Using Venture Labs content

Most content on Venture Labs is subject to Crown copyright protection and is published under the Open Government Licence (OGL).

Some content is exempt from the OGL - check the list of exemptions.

Government Department logos and crests are also exempt from the OGL, except when they form an integral part of a document or dataset.

If any content isn’t subject to Crown copyright protection or published under the OGL, we’ll usually credit the author or copyright holder.

You can reproduce content published on Venture Labs under the OGL as long as you follow the licence’s conditions.

Contact us if you want to reproduce a piece of content but aren’t sure if it’s covered by Crown copyright or the OGL.

We make most of the content on Venture Labs available through feeds for other websites and applications to use. The websites and applications that use our feeds aren’t our products, and they might use versions of our content that have been edited and stored for later use (‘cached’).

We don’t give any guarantees, conditions or warranties about the accuracy or completeness of any content used by these products. We’re not liable for any loss or damage that may come from your use of these products.

The most up to date version of our content will always be on Venture Labs.

Disclaimer

While we make every effort to keep Venture Labs up to date, we don’t provide any guarantees, conditions or warranties that the information will be:

  • current
  • secure
  • accurate
  • complete
  • free from bugs or viruses

We don’t publish legal advice on Venture Labs. You should get professional or specialist advice before doing anything on the basis of the content.

We’re not liable for any loss or damage that may come from using Venture Labs. This includes:

  • any direct, indirect or consequential losses
  • any loss or damage caused by civil wrongs (‘tort’, including negligence), breach of contract or otherwise
  • the use of Venture Labs and any websites that are linked to or from it
  • the inability to use Venture Labs and any websites that are linked to or from it

This applies if the loss or damage was foreseeable, arose in the normal course of things or you advised us that it might happen.

This includes (but isn’t limited to) the loss of your:

  • income or revenue
  • salary, benefits or other payments
  • business
  • profits or contracts
  • opportunity
  • anticipated savings
  • data
  • goodwill or reputation
  • tangible property
  • intangible property, including loss, corruption or damage to data or any computer system
  • wasted management or office time

We may still be liable for:

  • death or personal injury arising from our negligence
  • fraudulent misrepresentation
  • any other liability which cannot be excluded or limited under applicable law

Requests to remove content

You can ask for content to be removed from Venture Labs. We’ll only do this in certain cases, eg if it breaches copyright laws, contains sensitive personal data or material that may be considered obscene or defamatory.

Contact us to ask for content to be removed. You’ll need to send us the web address (URL) of the content and explain why you think it should be removed. We’ll reply to let you know whether we’ll remove it.

We remove content at our discretion in discussion with the department or agency responsible for it. You can still request information under the Freedom of Information Act and the Data Protection Act.

Information about you and your visits to Venture Labs

We collect information about you in accordance with our privacy policy and our cookie policy. By using Venture Labs, you agree to us collecting this information and confirm that any data you provide is accurate.

Virus protection

We make every effort to check and test Venture Labs for viruses at every stage of production. You must make sure that the way you use Venture Labs doesn’t expose you to the risk of viruses, malicious computer code or other forms of interference which can damage your computer system.

We’re not responsible for any loss, disruption or damage to your data or computer system that might happen when you use Venture Labs.

Viruses, hacking and other offences

When using Venture Labs, you must not introduce viruses, trojans, worms, logic bombs or any other material that’s malicious or technologically harmful.

You must not try to gain unauthorised access to Venture Labs, the server on which it’s stored or any server, computer or database connected to it.

You must not attack Venture Labs in any way. This includes denial-of-service attacks.

We’ll report any attacks or attempts to gain unauthorised access to Venture Labs to the relevant law enforcement authorities and share information about you with them.

Governing law

These terms and conditions are governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of England and Wales.

Any dispute you have which relates to these terms and conditions, or your use of Venture Labs (whether it be contractual or non-contractual), will be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of England and Wales.

General

There may be legal notices elsewhere on Venture Labs that relate to how you use the site.

We’re not liable if we fail to comply with these terms and conditions because of circumstances beyond our reasonable control.

We might decide not to exercise or enforce any right available to us under these terms and conditions. We can always decide to exercise or enforce that right at a later date.

Doing this once won’t mean we automatically waive the right on any other occasion.

If any of these terms and conditions are held to be invalid, unenforceable or illegal for any reason, the remaining terms and conditions will still apply.

Changes to these terms and conditions

Please check these terms and conditions regularly. We can update them at any time without notice.

You’ll agree to any changes if you continue to use Venture Labs after the terms and conditions have been updated.