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Accessibility

The content of this website has been designed to work towards Priority 2 of the W3C Web Content Accessibility Guidelines. We aim to continually make improvements to meet these guidelines. The design and coding of the website has been implemented to support adaptive technologies (such as screen readers and text-only browsers).

FONT SIZES

You may change the display font size to your preference using your browser:

INTERNET EXPLORER USERS:

Select View > Text size, and then your preferred size

CHROME USERS:

Select the vertical ellipsis in the top right corner > Settings > font size then select your chosen size

MOZILLA FIREFOX USERS:

Select Tools > Options > Content > Fonts & Colours then your chosen size

OPERA:

Select Tools > Preferences > Web pages > Normal font then your chosen size

SAFARI:

Select Safari > Preferences > Appearance then your chosen font and size
Note: Other browsers may vary

STYLE SHEETS AND FONT COLOURS

You may import your own style sheet into this website:

INTERNET EXPLORER USERS:

  • Select Tools > Internet options > Accessibility
  • Next click on any or all of three checkboxes to ignore colours, font styles or font sizes
  • In the same window, you can change your style sheet by clicking the checkbox that says, ‘format documents using my style sheet’ then simply browse to your style sheet and click OK

CHROME USERS:

Select the vertical ellipsis in the top right corner > Settings > Customise fonts and select your font family

MOZILLA FIREFOX USERS:

Select Tools > Options > Content > Fonts & Colours then your chosen font family

OPERA:

Select Tools > Preferences > Web pages > Normal font then your chosen colour

SAFARI:

Select Safari > Preferences > Appearance > Standard Font > then your chosen colour

To conform to W3 accessibility guidelines, cascading style sheets have been used to create the layout of this site. However, the functionality and content are independent of this technology and users may disable the default style sheets to maximise flexibility with font resizing or implement their own style sheets in their browser preferences.Please visit the W3 accessibility guidelines and RNIB web access centre more information.

Privacy

Please click the link below to view our Privacy Notice.

Latest version: Privacy Policy – July 2020 – v1

 

 

Cookie policy

Please Note:
By continuing to browse our website, you consent to the placing cookies on your computer (unless you have chosen to disable them via your browser – details below).

We have tried to ensure that you, our users, have full visibility of the cookies used on Fortius. Our website requires certain cookies to be enabled for the supplier and buyer login areas to function correctly. You can restrict or block cookies from Fortius using your browsers privacy settings. Each browser allows you to restrict or block cookies in different ways so we recommend that you visit the help section of your browser to learn how to set your preferences.

How do I Control or Delete Cookies?

Information on:

Deleting cookies

Controlling cookies

is available at www.aboutCookies.org. To reiterate though, by deleting our cookies or disabling future cookies you may not be able to access certain areas or features of our site.

What are Cookies?

Cookies are small files which are stored on your computer. They are designed to hold a modest amount of data specific to your website visit on our site.
Cookies help to improve your visit to our website by helping with the following:

  • Remembering settings, so you don’t have to keep re-entering them whenever you visit a new page
  • Remembering information you’ve given (e.g. your postcode) so you don’t need to keep entering it
  • Measuring how you use the website so we can make sure it meets your needs

Please note that cookies can’t harm your computer and we do not store personally identifiable information in cookies we use on this website.
We’re giving you this information as part of our initiative to comply with UK legislation, and to make sure we’re honest and clear about your privacy when using our website.
Please be assured that we’re working on a number of other privacy and cookie-related improvements to the website.

Measuring website usage – Google Analytics

Google Analytics uses cookies to define user sessions, as well as to provide a number of key features in the Google Analytics reports. Google Analytics sets or updates cookies only to collect data required for the reports. Additionally, Google Analytics uses only first-party cookies. This means that all cookies set by Google Analytics for your domain send data only to the servers for your domain. This effectively makes Google Analytics cookies the personal property of this website domain, and the data cannot be altered or retrieved by any service on another domain.
The following table lists the type of information that is obtained via Google Analytics cookies and used in Analytics reports.

Description of Cookie

Setting the Scope of Your Site Content:

Because any cookie read/write access is restricted by a combination of the cookie name and its domain, default visitor tracking via Google Analytics is confined to the domain of the page on which the tracking code is installed. For the most common scenario where the tracking code is installed on a single domain (and no other sub-domains), the generic setup is correct. In other situations where you wish to track content across domains or sub-domains, or restrict tracking to a smaller section of a single domain, you use additional methods in the ga.js tracking code to define content scope. See Domains & Directories in the Collection API document for details.
Cookie Used: All Cookies

Determining Visitor Session:
The Google Analytics tracking for ga.js uses two cookies to establish a session. If either of these two cookies are absent, further activity by the user initiates the start of a new session. See the Session article in the Help Center for a detailed definition and a list of scenarios that end a session. You can customise the length of the default session time using the _setSessionCookieTimeout() method.
This description is specific to the ga.js tracking code for web pages. If you use Analytics tracking for other environments – such as Flash or mobile – you should check the documentation for those environments to learn how sessions are calculated or established.
Cookie Used:
 __utmb __utmc

Identifying Unique Visitors:
Each unique browser that visits a page on your site is provided with a unique ID via the __utma cookie. In this way, subsequent visits to your website via the same browser are recorded as belonging to the same (unique) visitor. Thus, if a person interacted with your website using both Firefox and Internet Explorer, the Analytics reports would track this activity under two unique visitors. Similarly if the same browser were used by two different visitors, but with a separate computer account for each, the activity would be recorded under two unique visitor IDs. On the other hand, if the browser happens to be used by two different people sharing the same computer account, one unique visitor ID is recorded, even though two unique individuals accessed the site.
Cookie Used: __utma

Tracking Traffic Sources & Navigation:
When visitors reach your site via a search engine result, a direct link, or an ad that links to your page, Google Analytics stores the type of referral information in a cookie. The parameters in the cookie value string are parsed and sent in the GIF Request (in the utmcc variable). The expiration date for the cookie is set as 6 months into the future. This cookie gets updated with each subsequent page view to your site; thus it is used to determine visitor navigation within your site.
Cookie Used:
 __utmz

Custom Variables:
You can define your own segments for reporting on your particular data. When you use the _setCustomVar() method in your tracking code to define custom variables, Google Analytics uses this cookie to track and report on that information. In a typical use case, you might use this method to segment your website visitors by a custom demographic that they select on your website (income, age range, product preferences).
Cookie Used: ___utmv

Website Optimizer:
You can use Google Analytics with Google Website Optimizer (GWO), which is a tool that helps determine the most effective design for your site. When a website optimizer script executes on your page, a _utmx cookie is written to the browser and its value is sent to Google Analytics. See the Website Optimizer Help Center for more information.
Cookie Used: ___utmx

Once the cookies are set/updated on the web browser, the data they contain that is required for reporting purposes is sent to the Analytics servers in the GIF Request URL via the utmcc parameter.

Cookies Set By Google Analytics

Google Analytics sets the following cookies as described in the table below. A default configuration and use of Google Analytics sets only the first 4 cookies in the table.

Name: __utma
Description: This cookie is typically written to the browser upon the first visit to your site from that web browser. If the cookie has been deleted by the browser operator, and the browser subsequently visits your site, a new __utma cookie is written with a different unique ID. This cookie is used to determine unique visitors to your site and it is updated with each page view. Additionally, this cookie is provided with a unique ID that Google Analytics uses to ensure both the validity and accessibility of the cookie as an extra security measure.
Expiration: 2 years from set/update.

Name: __utmb
Description: This cookie is used to establish and continue a user session with your site. When a user views a page on your site, the Google Analytics code attempts to update this cookie. If it does not find the cookie, a new one is written and a new session is established. Each time a user visits a different page on your site, this cookie is updated to expire in 30 minutes, thus continuing a single session for as long as user activity continues within 30-minute intervals. This cookie expires when a user pauses on a page on your site for longer than 30 minutes. You can modify the default length of a user session with the _setSessionCookieTimeout() method.
Expiration: 30 minutes from set/update.

Name: __utmc
Description: This cookie is no longer used by the ga.js tracking code to determine session status.
Historically, this cookie operated in conjunction with the __utmb cookie to determine whether or not to establish a new session for the user. For backwards compatibility purposes with sites still using the urchin.js tracking code, this cookie will continue to be written and will expire when the user exits the browser. However, if you are debugging your site tracking and you use the ga.js tracking code, you should not interpret the existence of this cookie in relation to a new or expired session.
Expiration: Not set.

Name: __utmz
This cookie stores the type of referral used by the visitor to reach your site, whether via a direct method, a referring link, a website search, or a campaign such as an ad or an email link. It is used to calculate search engine traffic, ad campaigns and page navigation within your own site. The cookie is updated with each page view to your site.
Expiration: 6 months from set/update.

Name: __utmv
This cookie is not normally present in a default configuration of the tracking code. The __utmv cookie passes the information provided via the _setVar() method, which you use to create a custom user segment. This string is then passed to the Analytics servers in the GIF request URL via the utmcc parameter. This cookie is only written if you have added the _setVar() method for the tracking code on your website page.
Expiration: 2 years from set/update.

Name: __utmx
This cookie is used by Website Optimizer and only set when the Website Optimizer tracking code is installed and correctly configured for your pages. When the optimizer script executes, this cookie stores the variation this visitor is assigned to for each experiment, so the visitor has a consistent experience on your site.  See the Website Optimizer Help Center for more information.
Expiration: 2 years from set/update.

For further information about the Cookies Google uses please visit this Cookie Information page.

Other 3rd Party Cookies we may use

When you visit our website, you may notice some cookies that are collecting information for other websites. For example, if you visit a page that has video content, cookies from YouTube may be served. We do not control the setting of these cookies and we recommend you visit the third-party websites for more information.
Please find a list of some third-party cookies you may find present on this website and links to their specific cookie information:
YouTube
Google Adwords

Site terms of use

Access to and use of the Fortius site is subject to the following terms and conditions. Please read these terms and conditions carefully before using this site.

By using our site, you confirm that you accept these terms of use and that you agree to comply with them. If you do not agree to these terms, you must not use our site. We reserve the right to amend these terms from time to time.  

OTHER TERMS

The following additional terms also apply to your use of our site:

We reserve the right to amend any of these terms from time to time.

HOW YOU MAY USE MATERIAL ON OUR SITE

Fortius Limited trading as Fortius (“Fortius”) (or its licensors) own the copyright and all intellectual property rights existing on or within this site (including but not limited to all database rights, trademarks, registered and unregistered trade marks, service marks and logos). Nothing in the site shall confer on any person any licence or right with respect to any such intellectual property. You are permitted to browse this site and to reproduce extracts by way of printing, downloading to a hard disk and by distribution to other people but, in all cases, for non-commercial, informational and personal purposes only. No reproduction of any part of the site may be sold or distributed for commercial gain, nor shall it be modified or incorporated in any other work, publication or site. No other licence or right is granted.

WHO WE ARE

Fortius-Network.com is a site operated by Fortius Limited. We are registered in England with company number 11188766 and have our registered office at:

MidPoint
Alencon Link
Basingstoke
Hampshire
RG21 7PP

Our VAT number is: 302 7332 43

SECURITIES

No information on the site shall constitute an invitation to invest in Fortius or any affiliate. The price of shares and the income derived from them can go down as well as up and investors may not get back the amount originally invested. Past performance is not necessarily a guide to future performance.

CONTENT

The information on this site has been included in good faith but is for general informational purposes only. It should not be relied on for any specific purpose and no representation or warranty is given as regards its accuracy completeness or fitness for any particular purpose or any site linked to it. Fortius excludes all implied conditions, warranties, representations or other terms that may apply to its site or any content on it. Save to the extent that such limitation is not permitted under English law neither Fortius, nor any of its affiliates, nor employees shall be liable for any loss, damage or expense arising in contract, tort (including negligence), breach of statutory duty or otherwise out of any reliance on information contained in this site, access to or use of or inability to use this site or any site linked to it including, without limitation, any loss of profit, indirect, incidental or consequential loss.

USE

Your information and activity on this site must not:

  • be false, inaccurate or misleading;
  • be in breach of any applicable laws, regulations, licences, or third party rights;
  • interfere in any way with the proper working of the site and in particular, you must not circumvent or attempt to circumvent any security, tamper with, hack into or disrupt the operation of the site or surreptitiously intercept, access without authority or expropriate any system, data or personal information as defined in the Data Protection Act 2018;
  • engage in spidering, screen scraping, database scraping, harvesting of e-mail addresses, wireless addresses, content available through the site, including its content, other contact or personal information, or any other automatic means of obtaining lists of users or other information from or through the site, including without limitation any information residing on any server or database connected to the site;
  • copy, modify or distribute the computer code used to generate web pages on the site (other than as may be expressly permitted under a separate license agreement);
  • without authority access, tamper with, or use non-public areas of the site, our computer systems, or the technical delivery systems of our providers;
  • probe, scan or test the vulnerability of any system or network or breach any security or authentication measures;
  • access or search the site with any engine, software, tool, agent, device or mechanism other than the software and/or search agents provided by Fortius or other generally available third party web browsers;
  • send unsolicited email, bulk email, junk mail, spam or chain letters, or promotions or advertisements for products or sites, including without limitation those which are designed to promote, directly or indirectly, a product or site with which you have a business relationship or other commercial connection;
  • in any way use the site to send altered, deceptive or false source-identifying information;
  • decipher, decompile, disassemble or reverse engineer any of the software used to provide the site;
  • interfere with, or attempt to interfere with, the access of any user, host or network, including, without limitation, sending a virus, overloading, flooding, spamming or mail-bombing the site;
  • impersonate or misrepresent your affiliation with, or your lack of affiliation with, any person or entity;
  • use the site in violation of Fortius’s or any third party’s intellectual property or other proprietary or legal rights; or
  • upload, post, email, transmit or otherwise make available materials that infringe or misappropriate any patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright or other proprietary rights of any party.

If you violate these use provisions, your access to the site will be terminated without further notice.

Fortius may suspend or withdraw the site at its sole discretion and without notice in circumstances of system failure, maintenance, modification or repair or for reasons beyond the control of Fortius.

WE ARE NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR VIRUSES AND YOU MUST NOT INTRODUCE THEM

Fortius will make all reasonable attempts to exclude viruses (and similar destructive devices) from the site but cannot guarantee the exclusion of viruses (and similar destructive devices). You are responsible for configuring your own information technology, computer programmes and platform to access the site and you should take appropriate steps in respect of this risk including use of virus protection software.

You must not misuse our site by knowingly introducing viruses, trojans, worms, logic bombs or other material that is malicious or technologically harmful. You must not attempt to gain unauthorised access to our site, the server on which our site is stored or any server, computer or database connected to our site. You must not attack our site 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 site will cease immediately.

LINKED SITES

At various points throughout the site you may be offered automatic links to other internet sites relevant to a particular aspect of this site. This does not indicate that Fortius or affiliates are necessarily associated with any of these other sites or their owners. While it is the intention of Fortius that you should find these other sites of interest, neither Fortius nor affiliates nor its employees shall have any responsibility or liability of any nature for these other sites or information contained in them.

APPLICABLE LAW & JURISDICTION

These terms shall be governed by and construed in accordance with English Law and each party to these terms submits to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English Courts in respect of any disputes or claims under or in connection with these terms.