Terms of website use
www.jameshall.co.uk is a website operated by James Hall & Co., a limited company registered in England and Wales under company number 01022295. Our registered office is at Hoghton Chambers, Hoghton Street, Southport, Merseyside, PR9 0TB. Our VAT number is 350 0469 83
Accessing our website
Access to our website is permitted on a temporary basis. We aim to improve, develop and update our website regularly and for this reason we reserve the right to modify, withdraw or amend the service we provide and the content we publish on our website without notice. If the need arises, we may suspend access to our website, or part of it, or close it indefinitely. We will not be liable if for any reason our website, or any material on our website, is unavailable at any time or for any period.
Any of the material or information published on our website may be out of date at any given time and we are under no obligation to update such material. From time to time, we may restrict access to some parts of our website, or our entire website, to users who have registered with us.
You are responsible for making all arrangements necessary to allow you to access our website. You are also responsible for ensuring that all persons who access our website through your internet connection are aware of these terms, and comply with them.
Intellectual property rights
We are the owner or the licensee of all intellectual property rights in our website, and in the material published on it. Those works are protected by copyright laws and treaties around the world. All such rights are reserved. You acknowledge and agree that material published on this website is made available to you for your own personal use.
You may print off one copy, and may download extracts, of any page(s) from our website for your personal reference and you may draw the attention of others within your organisation to material posted on our website.
However, you must not modify the paper or digital copies of any materials you have printed off or downloaded in any way, and you must not use any illustrations, photographs, video or audio sequences or any graphics separately from any accompanying text.
Our status (and that of any identified contributors) as the authors of material on our website must always be acknowledged.
You must not use any part of the materials on our website for commercial purposes without obtaining a licence to do so from us or our licensors.
Reliance on information
We will make every effort to ensure that any materials or information posted on our website are accurate. However, materials and information posted on our website are not intended to amount to advice on which reliance should be placed. We therefore disclaim all liability and responsibility arising from any reliance placed on such materials by you or by any visitor to our website, or by anyone who may be informed of any of its contents.
Any opinions expressed by any user of our website are solely the opinions of that user(s) involved. We do not endorse any opinions expressed by any user of our website and disclaim all liability and responsibility arising as a result of those opinions being expressed by any user of our website.
The materials and information displayed on our website are provided without any guarantees, conditions or warranties as to its accuracy. To the extent permitted by law, we, other members of our group of companies and third parties connected to us (including other regional distribution companies, currently being Appleby Westward Group Limited (Company Number 01791158), A F Blakemore and Son Limited (Company Number 00391135), Henderson Wholesale Limited (Company Number NI 68) and CJ Lang & Son Limited (Company Number SCO17664)) hereby expressly exclude:
- all conditions, warranties and other terms which might otherwise be implied by statute, common law or the law of equity; and
- any liability for any (i) direct, (ii) indirect, or (iii) consequential loss or damage, incurred by any user in connection with our website or in connection with the use, inability to use, or results of the use of our website, any websites linked to it and any materials posted on it, including (without limitation) any liability for:
- loss of income or revenue;
- loss of business;
- loss of profits or contracts;
- loss of anticipated savings;
- loss of data;
- loss of goodwill;
- wasted management or office time;
- any other loss or damage of any kind, however arising and whether caused by tort (including negligence), breach of contract or otherwise, even if foreseeable.
Use of our website
You may use our website only for lawful purposes. You may not use our website:
- in any way that breaches any applicable local, national or international law or regulation;
- in any way that is unlawful or fraudulent, or has any unlawful or fraudulent purpose or effect;
- for the purpose of harming or attempting to harm minors in any way;
- to send, knowingly receive, upload, download, use or re-use any material which does not comply with the content standards set out in these terms;
- to transmit, or procure the sending of, any unsolicited or unauthorised advertising or promotional material or any other form of similar solicitation (spam), without our express prior written consent;
- to knowingly transmit any data, send or upload any material that contains viruses, trojan horses, worms, timebombs, logicbombs, keystroke loggers, spyware, adware or any other harmful programs or similar computer codes or material which is malicious or technologically harmful or is designed to adversely affect the operation of any computer software or hardware;
- to reproduce, duplicate, copy or re-sell any part of our website in contravention of the provisions of these terms;
- to delete or revise any portion of the website or any material posted or submitted to the website by any other user, person or entity;
- by attempting to gain unauthorised access to, interfere with, damage or disrupt any part of our website, the server or network on which our website is stored, any software used in the provision of our website, or any equipment, server, network, computer or database connected to our website; or
- by attacking our website by a denial of service attack or a distributed denial of service attack.
In the event that we, from time to time, provide interactive services on our website (including, without limitation, chat rooms, and/or bulletin boards), we will provide clear information to you about the kind of service offered, if it is moderated and what form of moderation is used (including whether it is human or technical).
We will do our best to assess any possible risks for users (and in particular, for children) from third parties when they use any interactive service provided on our website, and we will decide in each case whether it is appropriate to use moderation of the relevant service (including what kind of moderation to use) in the light of those risks. However, we are under no obligation to oversee, monitor or moderate any interactive service we provide on our website, and we expressly exclude our liability for any loss or damage arising from the use of any interactive service by a user in contravention of our content standards as set out in these terms, whether the service is moderated or not.
The use of any of our interactive services by a minor is subject to the consent of their parent or guardian. We advise parents who permit their children to use an interactive service that it is important that they communicate with their children about their safety online, as moderation is not foolproof. Minors who are using any interactive service should be made aware of the potential risks to them.
Where we do moderate an interactive service, we will normally provide you with a means of contacting the moderator, should a concern or difficulty arise.
These content standards apply to any and all material which you contribute to our website (contributions), and to any interactive services associated with it.
You must comply with the spirit of the following standards as well as the letter. The standards apply to each part of any contribution as well as to its whole.
- be accurate and not misleading (where they state facts);
- be genuinely held (where they state opinions); and
- comply with applicable law in the UK and in any country or territory from which they are posted.
Contributions must not:
- contain any material which is defamatory of any person;
- contain any material which is obscene, offensive, hateful or inflammatory;
- promote sexually explicit material;
- promote violence;
- promote discrimination based on race, sex, religion, nationality, disability, sexual orientation or age;
- infringe any copyright, database right, trade secret, trade mark, privacy right or any other intellectual property right of any other person including any moral rights that may exist in the contribution;
- be likely to deceive any person;
- be made in breach of any legal duty owed to a third party, such as a contractual duty or a duty of confidence;
- constitute or promote any illegal activity;
- be threatening, abusive or invade another’s privacy, or cause annoyance, inconvenience or needless anxiety;
- be likely to harass, upset, embarrass, alarm or annoy any other person;
- be an advertisement or otherwise designed to solicit business;
- contain any viruses, trojans, worms, logicbombs or other material which is malicious or technologically harmful or has an equivalent effect;
- be used to impersonate any person, or to misrepresent your identity or affiliation with any person;
- give the impression that they emanate from us, if this is not the case; or
- advocate, promote or assist any unlawful act such as (by way of example only) copyright infringement or computer misuse.
Uploading material to our website
Whenever you make use of a feature that allows you to upload material of any nature to our website (whether or not solicited by us), or to make contact with other users of our website, you must comply with the content standards set out in these terms. You warrant that any such contribution does comply with those standards, and you have the right to upload or post any material uploaded or posted by you to our website. You agree to indemnify us for any breach of these warranties.
Any material you upload to our website will be considered non-confidential and non-proprietary, and we have the right to use, copy, amend, publish, make derivative works of, distribute, disclose or licence to third parties and make any other use, whether or not for gain, of any such material for any purpose whatsoever. Additionally, you agree to waive any of your moral rights that may subsist in any material posted or uploaded by you to our website. We also have the right to disclose your identity to any third party who is claiming that any material posted or uploaded by you to our website constitutes a violation of their intellectual property rights, or of their right to privacy.
In the event that any material you upload to our website is protected by any third party intellectual property, proprietary or confidentiality rights whatsoever, you agree to take (at your own expense) any further action and execute any documents as may be reasonably required of you by us to ensure that we may exercise the rights in relation to such material as set out in the paragraph above. We will not be responsible, or liable to any third party, for the content or accuracy of any materials posted by you or any other user of our website.
Whether any material posted or submitted to our website is published or used is at our sole discretion and we are under no obligation to publish or use any such material. When posting or submitting material to our website you must provide your full name and email address so that we may contact you if we have any questions about the material you have provided. By posting or submitting material to our website you agree that we may show your name and location, but not your email address, in conjunction with any such material if that material is published or used on the website, or otherwise used by us.
We have the right to remove any material or posting you make on our website if, in our opinion, such material does not comply with the content standards set out in these terms.
Viruses, hacking and other offences
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.
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.
Suspension and termination
Failure to comply with any of our terms of website use constitutes a material breach of these terms. In such circumstances, your right to access our website shall cease immediately, and may result in us taking, in our absolute discretion, all or any of the following actions:
- immediate, temporary or permanent withdrawal of your right to use our website;
- immediate, temporary or permanent removal of any posting or material uploaded by you to our website;
- issue of a warning to you;
- legal proceedings against you for reimbursement of all costs on an indemnity basis (including, but not limited to, reasonable administrative and legal costs) resulting from the breach;
- further legal action against you;
- disclosure of such information to law enforcement authorities as we reasonably feel is necessary.
The responses described in these terms are not limited, and we may take any other action we reasonably deem appropriate.
In the event of such a breach of these terms you agree to indemnify and hold us, our group companies, Other regional distribution companies, our employees and our agents harmless from and against all liabilities, damages, losses, costs and other expenses (including legal fees) arising out of any breach by you of these terms, or any other liabilities arising out of your use of our website.
Damage to your computer
We will endeavour to ensure that our website is free from viruses and/or defects. However, we cannot guarantee that use of our website will not have any effect on your computer. We suggest that you make use of anti-virus software, and other computer protections, to help protect your computer when using the internet.
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 any website linked to it.
Linking to our website
You may link to our home page, provided you do so in a way that is fair and legal and does not damage our reputation or take advantage of it, but you must not establish a link in such a way as to suggest any form of association, approval or endorsement on our part where none exists. You must not establish a link from any website that is not owned by you.
Links on our website
Although our website may contain links to other websites and resources provided by third parties, these links are provided for your information only. We have no control over the content of those websites or resources, and accept no responsibility for them or for any loss or damage that may arise from your use of them.
Changes to the terms of website use policy
The SPAR logos on this website are trademarks of SPAR (UK) Limited, including, without limitation, 'SPAR' which is a UK registered trade mark of SPAR (UK) Limited.
Jurisdiction and applicable law
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 terms in your country of residence or any other relevant country.
Modern Slavery Statement 2017
Slavery and Human Trafficking are growing and often hidden issues in our society. James Hall and Company takes its responsibility in minimising such issues very seriously. We employ a zero tolerance approach to modern slavery issues within the course of our businesses, including internal processes, the processes of those who we contract with and ultimately those within the wider supply chain.
James Hall & Co. Ltd. is a Lancashire-based family business which was founded in Southport in 1863. We are primarily a wholesaler and distributor for SPAR, serving over 600 stores in the North of England. Currently, we are one of the county’s largest employers, with more than 800 staff at our head office as well as those employed across our three food manufacturing sites and 118 retail stores.
Our principal function is the wholesale and distribution of food and drink. However, our other divisions involve the manufacture of food products, wholesale of non-food items and retail division. Our group of companies include the following trading entities: James Hall & Company Limited (our Wholesale and Retail Divisions), James Hall & Company (Properties) Limited, Clayton Park Bakery Limited, The Great Northern Sandwich Company Limited, Fazila Foods Limited, G & E Murgatroyd Limited, North East Convenience Stores and G.A.P. Convenience Distribution Limited.
Our Supply Chains
Our supply chains include the sourcing of materials, predominantly, but not exclusively relating to food and drink.
Our family ethos underpins the company’s outlook in respect of Modern Slavery and our commitment to complying with ethical practices. We expect our values and zero tolerance approach to be maintained throughout our supply chains to ensure that slavery and human trafficking is not taking place at any level.
All new suppliers are requested to sign our supplier warranty which sets out our expectations in respect of modern slavery issues. Our internal processes require new suppliers to be approved by our Quality Department before being signed off by a Director.
We aim to review our supplier warranty in the coming year and to amend and update existing contracts, where necessary, to ensure compliance.
In relation to food products, where possible we deal with food safety accredited suppliers. However additional due diligence is exercised if a supplier does not hold a recognised food safety accreditation and particularly in the manufacture of food products. This will include site visits where appropriate.
We aim to establish long-term business relationships with local suppliers so that they are aware of our values and expectations and we have a working knowledge of their processes and compliance.
When dealing with large national/multi-national companies, we expect the same commitment to anti-slavery practices including a satisfactory Modern Slavery statement and supply chain due diligence.
To minimise the risks of slavery and human trafficking in our supply chains, we aim to give training, where necessary to all relevant members of staff.
This statement is made pursuant to s.54(1) of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and constitutes the James Hall group of companies’ Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking statement for 2017-2018.
Cage Free Eggs
In-line with SPAR UK stated policy, James Hall & Co is committed to working closely with all our suppliers and retailers to transition to buying and selling 100% cage free eggs and egg ingredients by 2025
The Company’s Approach to Tax
James Hall and Company is a responsible taxpayer. We recognise the importance of the tax payments that we make in the communities we serve.
Our Tax Principles
How we approach our tax obligations is governed by our tax principles, which have been approved by the James Hall and Company board. The principles are aligned with our values, which guide every action and every decision we take in our business, and are as follows:
- We pay the right amount of tax in accordance with the tax laws in in the United Kingdom.
- Tax is considered in all significant business decisions but we do not undertake any transactions for the sole purpose of realising tax savings.
- Where we are uncertain as to how tax law applies we look to discuss this with the company’s tax advisors and HMRC to achieve certainty for the company and HMRC.
- We work in a collaborative, open and transparent manner with HMRC and seek to achieve early agreement of our tax position.
The principles outlined above are reviewed on an annual basis by the Board and our adherence to them is monitored by the Group Finance Director.
How We Meet Our Tax Obligations
Governance and Oversight
The Board has overall responsibility and accountability for tax and adherence with our tax principles. The Group Finance Director provides the Board with regular updates on the Group’s tax obligations and all material decisions relating to tax are discussed at Board level.
How We Manage Our Day to Day Tax Obligations
The Group Finance Director works closely with the Company’s Tax advisors for advice where required, given the complex and dynamic nature of tax law.
The Group Finance Director is in regular dialogue with the wider business to ensure that our tax obligations are properly considered in business decision making.
The Finance team plays an important role in independently monitoring and testing our key financial controls, including those for tax. The Group Finance Director reports on their effectiveness to the Board.
We adhere to the Senior Accounting Officer legislation, which requires our Group Finance Director to confirm to HMRC on an annual basis whether our tax processes are appropriate.
Tax In Our Business
We adopt a low-risk approach to tax and do not engage in artificial tax arrangements. Our tax obligations, and therefore our tax contributions, are aligned with the commercial and economic activity of our operations. Tax is considered in all significant business decisions but we do not undertake any transactions for the sole purpose of realising tax savings.
We focus on delivering accurate tax returns and determining the correct tax treatment across all of our business transactions, to ensure we pay the right amount of tax at the right time, in accordance with the tax laws of the United Kingdom.
Working With HMRC
Our relationship with HMRC is open and transparent. We adopt a collaborative approach to our interactions with HMRC.
We are in regular dialogue with HMRC as part of our work to ensure we are meeting our tax obligations.
Where there is uncertainty on a tax matter, we look to discuss the matter with our external tax advisors and HMRC to obtain certainty for both the Group and HMRC.
Our approach to tax has been published in accordance with paragraph 16(2), Schedule 19 of the Finance Act 2016.
If you have any concerns about material which appears on our website, please contact: Marketing Manager, James Hall & Co. Ltd., Bowland View, Preston, PR2 5QT.
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