Terms of Use

This page (together with the documents referred to on it) tells you the terms of website use ("Terms of Website Use") on which you may make use of our website, www.ihgacademy.com ("Website"), whether as a guest or a registered user. Please read these Terms of Website Use carefully before using the Website.

The Website is operated by Six Continents Limited, which is part of the InterContinental Hotels Group of companies (together or individually, as the context may require "IHG" or the "Company"). The documents, data, information and other materials (collectively the "Material(s)") contained on the Website are processed by, Six Continents Limited, a company registered in England and Wales, whose registered office is Broadwater Park, Denham, Buckinghamshire, UB9 5HR, with registered number 913450.


1.1 You may access many areas of the Website without registering your details with us. Certain areas of the Website are only open to registered users.

1.2 By accessing any part of the Website, you shall be deemed to have accepted this Terms of Website Use in full. If you do not accept this Terms of Website Use in full, you must leave the Website immediately.

1.3 The Company may revise this Terms of Website Use at any time by updating this posting. You should check the Website from time to time to review the then current Terms of Website Use, because it is binding on you.

2. Licence

2.1 All contents of this Website are the copyrighted property of one of the IHG, or their subsidiaries, affiliates, or an IHG licensor, as applicable. All contents of this Website are protected byUnited Kingdomcopyright laws and international copyright laws.

2.2 You are permitted to print and download extracts from the Website, for your own, non-commercial use on the following basis:

(a) no documents or related graphics on the Website are modified in any way;

(b) no graphics on the Website are used separately from the corresponding text;

(c) the Company's copyright and trademark notices and this permission notice appear in all copies; and

(d) you do not remove, distort or otherwise alter the size or appearance of the any logo, insignia, trademark, service mark, or trade name, including, but not limited to those contained in clause 5.2.

2.3 Unless otherwise stated, the copyright and other intellectual property rights in all material on the Website (including without limitation photographs and graphical images) are owned by the Company or its licensors. For the purposes of this Terms of Website Use, any use of extracts from the Website other than in accordance with clause 2.2 is prohibited. If you breach any of the terms or clauses in this Terms of Website Use, your permission to use the Website automatically terminates and you must immediately destroy any downloaded or printed extracts from the Website.

2.4 Subject to clause 2.2, no part of the Website may be reproduced or stored in any other Website or included in any public or private electronic retrieval system or service without IHG's prior written permission.

2.5 Any rights not expressly granted in these Terms of Website Use are reserved.

2. Service Access

2.1 While the Company endeavours to ensure that the Website is available 24 hours a day, the Company shall not be liable if for any reason the Website is unavailable at any time or for any period.

2.2 Access to the Website may be suspended temporarily and without notice. We will not be liable if for any reason our Website is unavailable at any time or for any period.

3. Visitor Material and Conduct

3.1 Other than personally identifiable information, which is covered under our Privacy Policy, any material you transmit or post to the Website shall be considered non-confidential and non-proprietary. The Company shall have no obligations with respect to such material. The Company and its designees shall be free to copy, disclose, distribute, incorporate and otherwise use such material and all data, images, sounds, text and other things embodied therein for any and all commercial or non-commercial purposes.

3.2 You are prohibited from posting or transmitting to or from the Website any material:

(a) that is threatening, defamatory, obscene, indecent, seditious, offensive, pornographic, abusive, liable to incite racial hatred, discriminatory, menacing, scandalous, inflammatory, blasphemous, in breach of confidence, in breach of privacy or which may cause annoyance or inconvenience; or

(b) for which you have not obtained all necessary licences and/or approvals; or

(c) which constitutes or encourages conduct that would be considered a criminal offence, give rise to civil liability, or otherwise be contrary to the law of or infringe the rights of any third party, in any country in the world; or

(d) which is technically harmful (including, without limitation, computer viruses, logic bombs, Trojan horses, worms, harmful components, corrupted data or other malicious software or harmful data).

3.3 You may not misuse the Website (including, without limitation, by hacking).

3.4 The Company shall fully co-operate with any law enforcement authorities or court order requesting or directing the Company to disclose the identity or locate anyone posting any material in breach of clause 4.2 or clause 4.3 or any other law, statute or regulation.

4. Links to and from Third Party Websites

4.1 Links to third party websites are provided solely for your convenience. If you use these links, you leave the Website. The Company has not reviewed all of these third party websites and does not control and is not responsible for these websites or their content or availability. The Company therefore does not endorse or make any representations about them, or any material found there, or any results that may be obtained from using them. If you decide to access any of the third party websites linked to the Website, you do so entirely at your own risk.

(a) Please note that on all occasion where our Website links to other sites that the privacy policies of these sites may differ from ours. We advise you to check the privacy policies of other websites before disclosing any personal information.

4.2 If you would like to link to the Website, you may only do so on the basis that you link to, but do not replicate, the home page of the Website, provided IHG has given you prior written consent to do so, which shall in all instances be subject to the following conditions:

(a) you do not remove, distort or otherwise alter the size or appearance of the any logo, insignia, trademark, service mark, or trade name owned by IHG or any affiliates, which include, but are not limited to,

(i) IHG®, IHG Academy, IHG Academy Programme, InterContinental®, Crowne Plaza®, Holiday Inn®, Holiday Inn Express®, Express by Holiday Inn™, Holiday Inn Select®®, Holiday Inn SunSpree®, Holiday Inn Resorts™, Holiday Inn Family Suites Resort®, Nickelodeon® Family Suites by Holiday Inn®, Holidome®, Staybridge Suites®, Staybridge™, Hotel Indigo®, Forum®, Parkroyal®, Centra®, Priority Club®, Six Continents Club®, The Place to Meet®, Meeting Options™, Business Options™, Leisure Options™, Weekend Options™, Meeting Success™, More Is Better®, Kidsuites®, Best-4-Breakfast®, BridgeMart™, Holidex®, Stay With Someone You Know®, Great Rates™, Best Breaks™, Heart to Heart™, Morning Matters®, KEM'S®, Golden Bean®, Stay Smart®, Express Start™, Smart Roast Coffee™, Sleep Advantage® Make It Your Place®, Book With Confidence®, Designs of Hope®, Candlewood®, Candlewood Suites®, Candlewood Cupboard®, Candlewood Cares®, Our Place. Your Space®, www.candlewoodsuites.com®, Consider Us Home®, Business Choice®, Dive-Inn Movies™, e-host™, DEALSONHOTELS.COM™, Curl Up.®, Get Comfortable®, Room For Hope®, Go Discover®, Look Again®, Imagine The Smiles®, MyPriorities®.;

(b) you do not create a frame or any other browser or border environment around the Website;

(c) you do not, in any way, imply that the Company is endorsing any products or services other than its own;

(d) you do not misrepresent your relationship with the Company, nor present any other false information about the Company;

(e) you do not otherwise use any IHG trade marks displayed on the Website without express written permission from the Company;

(f) you do not link from a website that is not owned and operated by you; and

(g) your website does not contain content that is distasteful, offensive or controversial, infringes any intellectual property rights or other rights of any other person or otherwise does not comply with all applicable laws and regulations.

4.3 If you wish to make any use of material on our Website other than that set out above, please address your request to ihgacademy@ihg.com.

4.4 The Company expressly reserves the right to revoke, at any time, the right granted in clause 5.2 and/or to take any action it deems appropriate for a breach of these Terms of Website Use or violation of any intellectual property right belonging to IHG.

4.5 You shall fully indemnify the Company for any loss or damage suffered by the Company or any of its group companies for your breach of clause 5.2.

5. Registration

5.1 Each registration is for a single user only. The Company does not permit you to share your user name and password with any other person nor with multiple users on a network.

5.2 Responsibility for the security of any passwords issued rests with you.

5.3 If you choose, or you are provided with, a user identification code, password or any other piece of information as part of our security procedures, you must treat such information as confidential, and you must not disclose it to any third party. We have the right to disable any user identification code or password, whether chosen by you or allocated by us, at any time, if in our opinion you have failed to comply with any of the provisions of these Terms of Website Use.

6. Disclaimer

6.1 While the Company endeavours to ensure that the information on the Website is correct, the Company does not warrant the accuracy and completeness of the material on the Website. The Company may make changes to the material on the Website. The material on the Website may be out of date, and the Company makes no commitment to update such material.

6.2 The material on the Website is provided "as is", without any conditions, warranties or other terms of any kind. Accordingly, to the maximum extent permitted by law, the Company provides you with the Website on the basis that the Company excludes all representations, warranties, conditions and other terms including, without limitation, terms which might otherwise be implied by statute, common law or the law of equity.

7. Liability

7.1 The Company, any other party (whether or not involved in creating, producing, maintaining or delivering the Website), and any of the Company's group companies and the officers, directors, employees, affiliates, partners, shareholders or agents of any of them, exclude all liability and responsibility for any amount or kind of loss or damage that may result to you or a third party (including without limitation, any direct, indirect, punitive or consequential loss or damages, or any loss of income, profits, goodwill, data, contracts, use of money, or loss or damages arising from or connected in any way to business interruption, and whether in tort (including without limitation negligence, contract or otherwise) in connection with the Website in any way or in connection with the use, inability to use or the results of use of the Website, any websites linked to the Website or the material on such websites, including but not limited to loss or damage due to viruses that may infect your computer equipment, software, data or other property on account of your access to, use of, or browsing the Website or your downloading of any material from the Website or any Websites linked to the Website.

7.2 Nothing in this Terms of Website Use shall exclude or limit the Company's 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.

7.3 If your use of material on the Website results in the need for servicing, repair or correction of equipment, software or data, you assume all costs thereof.

7.4 You must not misuse our Website by knowingly introducing viruses, trojans, worms, logic bombs or other material which is malicious or technologically harmful. You must not attempt to gain unauthorised access to our Website, the server on which our Website is stored or any server, computer or database connected to our Website. You must not attack our Website via a denial-of-service attack or a distributed denial-of service attack.

(a) By breaching this provision, you would commit a criminal offence under the Computer Misuse Act 1990. We will report any such breach to the relevant law enforcement authorities and we will co-operate with those authorities by disclosing your identity to them. In the event of such a breach, your right to use our Website will cease immediately.

(b) 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 Website or to your downloading of any material posted on it, or on any website linked to it.

8. Data Privacy

8.1 In our efforts to protect your personal data, we use generally accepted standards for safeguards including administrative, technical and physical measures. Additional safeguards are in place for sensitive personal data. These safeguards are continually updated and maintained by qualified information security professionals.

8.2 Please see our Data Privacy Policy.

9. Governing Law and Jurisdiction

9.1 The English courts will have exclusive jurisdiction over any claim arising from, or related to, a visit to our Website, 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.

9.2 Any dispute or claim arising out of or in connection with these Terms of Website Use or their subject matter or formation (including non-contractual disputes or claims) shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws ofEnglandandWales.

If you have any concerns about material which appears on our Website, please contact ihgacademy@ihg.com. Thank you for visiting the Website. Issue Date: 16 September 2012