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Terms Of Use

Last Updated

27 December 2022

Terms Of Use Policy for

‘The Speaker’ and ‘speakerpolitics’ refer to the publication and services operated by SpeakerPolitics Limited (referred to in this policy as “we” or “us”). SpeakerPolitics Limited is a registered company in England & Wales under Company Number: 14276544. Our registered office is Fraser House Hub, South Rd, Lancaster, Lancashire, LA1 4XQ. This terms of use policy applies to all visitors of (referred to in the policy as the “website”).

By accessing the website (which includes any usage on any device) you are agreeing to be legally bound by these terms. We may make chances to any part of the website and/or our terms at any time. Changes to this policy are effective as soon as they posted, and it is your responsibility to refer to and comply with the terms of use in effect at the time of you accessing the website. These terms were last updated on 27 December 2022.

We will not be liable if the website is, for any reason, partially or fully unavailable at any time for any period. We may restrict access to parts of the website at any time for any reason.

By accessing the website, you are agreeing to be bound by these terms of use, all applicable laws and regulations, and agree that you are responsible for compliance with any applicable local laws. If you do not agree with any of the terms, you should not access or use this website and should leave the website immediately.

In using the website, you also agree that you have read and understood our Privacy Policy and Cookies Policy, have set your cookies preferences for the website if you wish to reject any cookies, and have told us if you do not want us to collect information about you. These policies can be accessed on our policies page, linked at the top of this page.

We reserve the right to temporarily or permanently suspend or terminate your access to the website at any time, with without explanation, if we believe you are violating the terms of use in any way.

Content and Website Ownership

The website is owned and operated by us (SpeakerPolitics Limited.) Unless explicitly stated otherwise or in the exceptions below, all content is the property of us. For the purposes of this policy, “content” is anything contained on our website. The intellectual property in all design, graphics, text and other material and the selection or arrangement of such material on the website is owned by us.

Exceptions to this may include;

  • Content published on the behalf of volunteers, contributors or guest writers – where content has been provided by one of the above, they, in most cases, will retain copyright for the content. However, we will have certain non-exclusive rights, such as but not limited to the right to store, format, publish and distribute any content. Full details about the rights we have and the ownership of this type of content can be found in our Contributors Policy, linked through our policies page.
  • Sometimes we may host paid articles and content on our site. Where we are provided any copyright work, the supplier of the content will, in most cases, retain copyright. However, we will have certain exclusive rights, such as but not limited to the right to store, format, publish and distribute any content. Full details about the rights we have and the ownership of this type of content can be found in our Contributors Policy, linked through our policies page. Where an advertising unit or similar technology is provided to us, this will remain the property of the supplier. This may or may not depend on contractual agreements with any supplier of such content. For any questions over the ownership of content, please contact
  • Images displayed on the site may be owned externally and not by The Speaker. Where we are using a specific licence to share images (not including CC0 or public domain), we will endeavour to caption images. 


Your Usage

You may use the website and the contained content for your personal, non-commercial use only. For this purpose alone, you may access and display the content on a computer screen. You may print out one copy of individual pages on paper, but please consider your responsibilities towards the environment before deciding whether to do so. You may store content in electronic form on your personal computer drive, but not on any server or storage device which could be accessible to others.

Except as outlined above, you agree not to download, copy, reproduce, modify, store or distribute in the public any of the content of the website in any shape or form without prior written permission from us. You agree not to use the content for illegal or improper use, nor use the website for any purpose which might infringe on the rights, cause harm, inconvenience or distress to any person. You also agree not to use or exploit the content in any way for commercial purposes without prior written consent from us.

Additionally, you should not;

  • attempt to decompile or reverse engineer any software contained on this website;
  • remove any copyright from the materials; or
  • “mirror” the materials on any other server.

If you wish to re-publish, distribute or use the content of the website in any way that extends the acceptable personal use outlined above, you should first send a request to Permission to use such content may or may not be granted and may be subject to specific terms.

If you wish to use the content of our website for educational purposes, this is permitted and encouraged, provided it does not break other terms of use. Please email if you are using the content of this website for educational purposes.


Links From Third Parties

Third parties are permitted to link to articles and content on the website using the URL of the associate page. A third party must ensure that their webpages do not in anyway imply that any part of the website is part of its own site or is endorsed by us unless the third party has obtained prior written permission for this from us.

Third parties are responsible for ensuring any links are correct and up-to-date – we may change the location of any content on the website at any time for any reason. Third parties must not use frames or other techniques to display the website on their webpages without prior written permission being obtained from us.

Links To Third Parties

This website contains links to other sites operated by third parties which are not operated by and are wholly separate from us. It is your responsibility to identify which links are those of third parties. In most but not all web browsers, this can be done by hovering over the link. Unless the link displayed starts with, it is not owned by us. Where we provide links to external, third party sites, this is for your convenience only. Links to external sites should not be taken as a recommendation or endorsement of the external site’s information, products or services. We are not responsible for, and have no control over external sites, and as such take no responsibility for any loss or damage suffered as a result of browsing such linked websites or as a result of using the information published on any of the pages of linked websites.

In some cases, we may have a commercial association with some third-party sites and we may occasionally endorse usage of these external sites. Regardless of whether an endorsement is given, we cannot be held liable for any loss or damage whatsoever which you may suffer as a result of your decision use the site, products or services of, or supply personal information to, a commercial partner or any third party.

We advise that you familiarise yourself with the Terms of Use, Privacy, Cookies and any other policies of third-party sites before using them.

Submitting Content

Before submitting any content for potential publication on the website, you should read our Contributors Terms and agree to be bound by these terms. The Contributors Terms can be accessed from our policies page. If you do not agree to the terms, please do not offer or contribute material for publication on the website.

Limitation of Liability and Indemnity

We take care to obtain content and information from a variety of sources and check content for accuracy before publication. The materials on this website are provided on an ‘as is’ basis. Whilst all reasonable care is taken, we do not warrant the accuracy, completeness, performance, timeliness or fitness for any particular purpose of the content on the website. We shall not be responsible for any errors, omissions or inaccuracies and accepts no liability whatsoever for any loss or damage howsoever arising.

We do not endorse (unless otherwise stated) or accept any responsibility for the views, advice or any content expressed by linked external sites. Any interaction or contact you make with any linked external site or third party (including without limitation any website which we have a commercial relationship with) is done at your own risk and to the extent permitted by law, we will not be held liable for any activities, disputes or otherwise arising from the use of external sites.

The content of the website should be used for your general information and use only, and should not be taken as any form of advice. You should seek professional advice where appropriate rather than take our content as a form of advice.

Whilst every effort is made to ensure that content is free from viruses and that that this website runs without any problems or interruptions, we cannot accept any liability for damages resulting from virus infection and will not be liable for, nor take any responsibility for the event of or situations arising from, the website being temporarily unavailable due to technical or other reasons.

In no event shall we or our suppliers be liable for any damages (including, without limitation, damages for loss of data or profit, or due to business interruption) arising out of the use or inability to use the materials on the website, even if we have been notified orally or in writing of the possibility of such damage. Because some jurisdictions do not allow limitations on implied warranties, or limitations of liability for consequential or incidental damages, these limitations may not apply to you.

Advertising or other promotional material provided by third party advertisers or partners may be viewable on the website at any given time. This material is the responsibility of the advertiser or the third party which supplied it, and they are solely responsible for ensuring the material complies with all applicable legislation and other regulations.

You agree to indemnify us against all costs, claims, proceedings, demands, losses, damages, expenses or liability whatsoever arising either directly or indirectly as a result of any breach of the terms of use by you and any negligence or breach of duty by you.

English Law

By accessing the website, you understand and agree to accept that these terms of use are governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of England. You also agree to submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English courts in relation to any dispute that may arise in connection with the terms stated here or your use of the website, or arising in any way from the content on the website.

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