Honesty Mark conditions

The Honesty Crystal Mark can only be used under the following conditions.

  1. The Document
    • The Honesty Crystal Mark can only be used on the document we approve (the Document).
    • You agree the following.
      • All advertisements, promotional literature and other documents that you issue in connection with the Document will not contain misleading information.
      • Except for any terms, which the law implies, all other terms affecting the Document are contained in the Document.
  2. Altering the Document
    • If you want to alter the Document in any way you must ask our permission to continue using the Honesty Crystal Mark. We will check minor changes and improve any that are not up to Honesty Crystal Mark standard, free of charge.
    • If you want to make major changes to the Document then we may decide that you have to apply for a new Honesty Crystal Mark. We may charge you for this. We may also charge you for the work involved in checking and revising the Document.
  3. Reviewing the Document
    • You must send us a copy of the Document every two years. We will check it to see if any alterations have been made to the Document without our permission.
    • When we check the Document we will also consider whether changing circumstances mean that the Document will have to be altered before you can continue using the Honesty Crystal Mark. For example, this may happen if the Document is affected by new legislation.
    • We may charge you for the work involved in checking and revising the Document.
  4. Artwork
    • We own the copyright to all Honesty Crystal Mark artwork, including the logo and any reproductions of the artwork.
    • The minimum size for printing the Honesty Crystal Mark is 35 mm x 23 mm. You must get our permission if you want to print the Honesty Crystal Mark any smaller than this.
    • You must not allow the Honesty Crystal Mark logo to be amended in any way. Amending the logo would break our copyright and we may take legal action against you.
  5. Withdrawing the Honesty Crystal Mark
    • We may withdraw permission for you to use the Honesty Crystal Mark at any time if:
      • you break any of these conditions;
      • you do anything which, in our opinion, brings the Honesty Crystal Mark scheme into disrepute; or
      • we decide that you may mislead people by leaving vital information out of the Document.
    • If we withdraw permission for you to use the Honesty Crystal Mark you must do the following.
      • Immediately remove the Honesty Crystal Mark logo, and any reference to it, from the Document and from any advertisements, promotional literature and other documents.
      • Immediately withdraw and destroy any copies of the Document and any other documents that show the Honesty Crystal Mark logo or refer to the Honesty Crystal Mark.
      • Not use the Honesty Crystal Mark logo in connection with the Document or describe the Document as having the Honesty Crystal Mark.
  6. Indemnity
    • You must indemnify us against any liability or loss that we suffer as a result of:
      • the way you use the Honesty Crystal Mark; or
      • your breaking any of these conditions or our copyright.
    • You will indemnify us against any legal action connected with the Document (in other words, we have no legal liability in connection with the Document).
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