Legal Inbound Email Terms
Basis in contract law
If you send any email to us, then your action involves your storing information on our computer systems. The very nature of email is to do that. If we do not give you permission to store information on our computer systems then you are committing a criminal offence under the Computer Misuse Act by accessing our systems without permission.
Normally it is implied that by having an email address we are letting you store information on our mail server by sending us email. However, we are hereby explicitly withdrawing that implied permission by this document. We are making this fact clear by the header given on our incoming mail server protocol exchange.
Having withdrawn that permission, we now offer a contract which gives you back permission to store your email on our server (by the action of sending us an email) and in exchange you have to agree certain things.
If you continue your protocol exchange after being sent the reference to this document then you are considered to have implicitly agreed to these terms.
- You do not require us to read or accept any general disclaimers or terms you include in your emails, unless the object of the email itself is for the purpose of agreeing a specific contract. Should you include such terms you accept that we are not bound by them.
- Unless we have a separate signed non disclosure agreement in place, you do not consider any of the content of your email to be in any way confidential. You agree to take no action against us should we disclose any of the information contained in your email to anyone.
- You agree that if your message is unsolicited commercial communication, then our costs for handling this are pre-agreed as £50 and will pay this on presentation of an invoice from us.
Fun and games
This page only exists as a retort to those people who think it fun, useful or even sensible to include boiler plate disclaimers in emails they send us. If you think your boiler plate terms have any legal force then so do these. We suspect these terms are not very enforceable, but will be happy to try and enforce them if you try and enforce terms against us, or send us spam.