Terms of Service

Inspire is a service provided by Ove Arup & Partners Limited (“Arup”). These Terms of Service ("Terms") govern your access to and use of the Inspire website, products, and related services ("Products"). Please read these Terms carefully, and contact us if you have any questions. By accessing or using our Products, you agree to be bound by these Terms.

1. Using Inspire

You may use our Products only if you can form a binding contract with Arup, and only in compliance with these Terms and all applicable laws. When you create your Inspire account, you must provide us with accurate and complete information. If you open an account on behalf of a company, organization, or other entity, then (a) "you" includes you and that entity, and (b) you represent and warrant that you are authorized to grant all permissions and licenses provided in these Terms and bind the entity to these Terms, and that you agree to these Terms on the entity's behalf. Some of our Products may be content that is downloaded to your computer, phone, tablet, or other device.

Subject to these Terms and our policies, we grant you a limited, non-exclusive, non-transferable, and revocable license to use our Products. The services, usage period and access rights we grant you, may be agreed in a separate agreement (“Project Contract”) between you and Arup, which Project Contract shall supersede these terms where applicable.

2. Your Content

Inspire allows you to post content, including photos, comments, links, and other materials. Anything that you post or otherwise make available on our Products is referred to as "Inspire Content." It is your responsibility to ensure that any text is original text of which you are the author. It is your responsibility to ensure that any text does not infringe any third-party copyright. Arup retains the rights in all the text and comments you post as Inspire Content and you hereby assign all copyright and other intellectual property rights to Arup.

Images uploaded by you must fall under Public Domain (CC0) or follow the copyright requirements of Creative Commons (CC-BY (Attribution), CC-BY-SA (Attribution – Share Alike), or CC-BY-ND (Attribution – No Derivatives)). Should such licensing not be available please request and ensure permission of use of images with the rightful copyright holder before making them available on Inspire. It is your responsibility to mark images with the appropriate copyright using the function provided as part of the Product. You will indemnify Arup in respect of any claim, loss, expense or damages occasioned by your failure to comply with this requirement.

You grant Arup and the users of Inspire a non-exclusive, transferable, sub-licensable, worldwide license to use, store, display, reproduce, modify, create derivative works, perform, and distribute your Inspire Content for the purposes of operating, developing, providing, and using the Inspire Products as well as possible commercial purposes undertaken by Arup and its clients and partners. Nothing in these Terms shall restrict other legal rights Arup may have to Inspire Content, for example under other licenses. We reserve the right to remove or modify Inspire Content for any reason, including Inspire Content that we believe violates these Terms or our policies.

3. Copyright Policy

Arup respects the intellectual property rights of others and expects you to do the same. It is Arup’s policy, in appropriate circumstances and at its discretion, to disable and/or terminate the accounts of users who repeatedly infringe or are repeatedly charged with infringing the copyrights or other intellectual property rights of others.

All content is the copyright of their rightful owner. Re-publication of Inspire Content should be properly credited (and linked to) as the source, including Arup’s URL: inspire.driversofchange.com and remain in its original form. Consult other content and image owners directly about republication of their content and images.

The aim of Inspire is that images fall under the public domain (CC0 / PD) or image copyright must follow the requirements of Creative Commons (CC-BY (Attribution), CC-BY-SA (Attribution – Share Alike), or CC-BY-ND (Attribution – No Derivatives)). Users must adhere to the terms of such copyright requirements in their use of Inspire Content. In the cases where such licenses are not available, Arup has made any reasonable attempt to identify any Content in which a Third Party owns copyright and to secure permission for its use only on inspire. Therefore it is your responsibility to secure any permission or consent required for your own, Inspire unrelated, use of such Third Party Content. For the use of © by Arup / photographer images please contact: photolibrary@arup.com to clarify licenses and further use.

Inspire allows user to access and export Inspire Content in various electronic formats. It is your responsibility to ensure that any exported or otherwise publically displayed Inspire Content includes all required copyright information and remains in its original form / context.

4. Providing Feedback and Suggestions

If you choose to submit comments, ideas or feedback, you agree that we are free to use them without any restriction or compensation to you. By accepting your submission, Arup does not waive any rights to use similar or related Feedback previously known to Arup, or developed by its employees, or obtained from sources other than you.

Inspire allows users to make suggestions for Inspire Content to include as part of the Product. Arup reserves the right not to include suggestions made by you.

5. Third-Party Links, Sites, and Services

Inspire contains links to third-party websites that are not owned or controlled by Arup. We do not endorse or assume any responsibility for any such third-party sites, information, materials, products, or services. If you access any third party website, service, or content from Inspire, you do so at your own risk and you agree that Arup will have no liability arising from your use of or access to any third-party website, service, or content.

6. Security

While we work to protect the security of your content and account, Arup cannot guarantee that unauthorized third parties will not be able to defeat our security measures. Please notify us immediately of any compromise or unauthorized use of your account.

7. Termination

Arup may terminate or suspend this license at any time, with or without cause or notice to you.

8. Indemnity

If you use our Products for commercial purposes, you agree to indemnify and hold harmless Arup and its officers, directors, employees and agents, from and against any claims, suits, proceedings, disputes, demands, liabilities, damages, losses, costs and expenses, including, without limitation, reasonable legal and accounting fees (including costs of defence of claims, suits or proceedings brought by third parties), in any way related to (a) your access to or use of our Products, (b) your Inspire Content, or (c) your breach of any of these Terms.

9. Disclaimers

The Products and all included content are provided on an "as is" basis without warranty of any kind, whether express or implied.

Arup takes no responsibility and assumes no liability for any Inspire Content that you or any other user or third party posts or transmits using our Products. You understand and agree that you may be exposed to Inspire Content that may be inaccurate or otherwise unsuited to your purpose.

10. Limitation of Liability

To the maximum extent permitted by law, Arup shall not be liable for any indirect, incidental, special, consequential or punitive damages, or any loss of profits or revenues, whether incurred directly or indirectly, or any loss of data, use, good-will, or other intangible losses, resulting from (a) your access to or use of or inability to access or use the Products; (b) any conduct or content of any third party on the Products, including without limitation, any defamatory, offensive or illegal conduct of other users or third parties; or (c) unauthorized access, use or alteration of your transmissions or content.

In any event Arup’s total liability to you under or in connection with this agreement and/or the Inspire Content shall be limited to the amount of any fee payable by you to Arup in connection with the Inspire service.

11. Law and Disputes

This agreement shall be governed by English Law and any disputes shall be referred to the English Courts.

12. General Terms

Notification Procedures and changes to these Terms. Arup reserves the right to determine the form and means of providing notifications to you, and you agree to receive legal notices electronically if we so choose. We may revise these Terms from time to time and the most current version will always be posted on our website. If a revision, in our sole discretion, is material we will notify you. By continuing to access or use the Products after revisions become effective, you agree to be bound by the revised Terms. If you do not agree to the new terms, please stop using the Products.

Entire Agreement/Severability. These Terms, and any rights and licenses granted hereunder, may not be transferred or assigned by you, but may be assigned by Arup without restriction. Any attempted transfer or assignment in violation hereof shall be null and void.

No waiver. No waiver of any term of these Terms shall be deemed a further or continuing waiver of such term or any other term, and Arup’s failure to assert any right or provision under these Terms shall not constitute a waiver of such right or provision.