Site and User Terms & Conditions / Cookie Declaration
Please read this agreement carefully. It sets out the terms on which you submit content to us and sets out the terms under which we agree to make available any of our websites and apps, including e-editions (“the Site”), however you access it, to you.
By using the Site, you confirm that you accept the terms of this agreement and that you agree to comply with them. If you do not agree to this agreement, you must not use the Site.
The publisher of the Site is a subsidiary of Reach plc (company number 82548) which asserts copyright in the Site. Reach Plc, and all of its subsidiaries’, registered address is One Canada Square, Canary Wharf, London, E14 5AP. Reach Plc, and all of its subsidiaries’, VAT number is 440 3567 67.
“We” or “us” in this agreement means Reach Plc and all of its subsidiaries.
To contact us, please see the footer on all pages on this site where you will find the email firstname.lastname@example.org
We offer access to many features of the Site free of charge but due to the nature of the Internet, we do not promise full and error free operation of the Site at all times.
This agreement refers to the following additional terms, which also apply to your use of the Site:
WE MAY MAKE CHANGES TO THESE TERMS
We amend these terms from time to time. These terms were most recently updated on 14/02/2022
YOUR USE OF THE SITE
The Site is for personal and non-commercial use only. You may download and print portions of the Site for your personal, non-commercial use only.
Any other use of materials on the Site, including any user generated content (including without limitation reproduction for a purpose (other than that noted above) and any modification, distribution or republication) without our prior written permission is strictly prohibited.
You agree not to frame the Site for any purpose, unless specifically authorised by us to do so.
You agree that you will not use the Site to submit, or knowingly or recklessly receive, any material including without limitation, comments and reviews that:
are in any way, obscene, threatening, abusive, offensive, defamatory, invasive of another’s privacy, in breach of confidence, embarrassing to any person, likely to deceive, inaccurate, misleading, hateful, blasphemous, pornographic, or racially, ethnically or otherwise objectionable;
You agree not to impersonate any person or entity or misrepresent any affiliation with any person or entity when creating an account on the Site or submitting any content to the Site.
You also agree not to attack the Site or access or attempt to access the accounts of other users or gain a greater level of access to the Site than authorised.
You acknowledge that we have no obligation to monitor any user generated content on the Site but in our sole discretion, we have the right to delete any such content and we may remove any such material at any time. Notwithstanding this, you are solely responsible for and bear the legal risk associated anywhere in the world in relation to any such content you may post.
In the event that you are in breach of the terms of this agreement, we will have the right to terminate any account that you have with the Site and you may not open another account on it or otherwise continue to use the Site.
We will co-operate with law enforcement or regulatory authorities or any court order requesting or requiring it to disclose the identity or location of or any other information in relation to anyone who has submitted content to the Site in breach or allegedly in breach of this agreement or the law. In appropriate circumstances, we may also disclose such information to the police, your Internet service provider and any third party to whom we may make a disclosure in good faith.
You acknowledge that submitting content to the Site does not guarantee that it will appear on the Site. You cannot edit or remove content once you have submitted it to the Site. However, if you would like make a complaint about specific user generated content on the Site, please email email@example.com
If you send us, upload or post content , you grant us a perpetual, royalty free, irrevocable, non-exclusive right and licence to use, reproduce, publish, communicate to the public, translate, create derivative works from and distribute such content into any form, medium or technology now known or hereafter developed. In addition, you waive any and all moral rights in such content. These rights include the right not to publish your content and to modify your content to the extent necessary to allow us to publish and distribute your content across our properties.
By sending us content for publication you confirm that you either own the copyright in the content, or are legally entitled to provide it to us, and that you have the consent of all of the people in the content. If the content features a child, or children, you confirm that you are the the parent or guardian of the child, or children, and have the legal right to grant consent (or the parent or guardian of the child, or children, has granted such consent).
The content on the Site is provided “as-is” and for general information only. It is not intended to amount to advice on which you should rely. You must obtain professional or specialist advice before taking, or refraining from, any action on the basis of the content on the Site.
We make no representations, warranties or guarantees, whether express or implied, that the content on the Site is accurate, complete or up to date and we do not accept any responsibility for any of such content.
The Site may include links to the content, web sites and/or services owned and/or operated by third parties. These are provided for your convenience only and we are not responsible for and do not give any warranties or make any representations regarding any such content, web sites and/or services.
The onus for ensuring that content presented on the Internet is legal rests with the original content provider, and we will not be under any obligations to limit access to material unless notified that it is illegal or otherwise in breach of the terms of this agreement. Notwithstanding, we shall have the right to remove any items we believe may be illegal or otherwise in breach of the terms of this agreement.
Sometimes we include links to other websites; if you click on one and make a purchase of a product or service, we may receive a commission.
The intellectual property in all design, text, graphics and other material (other than user generated content) and the selection or arrangement of such material on the Site is owned by us and/or our respective licensors.
We are the owner of:
We shall use reasonable endeavours to ensure that the Site and any information it holds are kept secure. However, due to the nature of the Internet, we cannot accept any liability for those who intentionally attempt to and/ or gain unauthorised access to the same by means such as, without limitation, computer hacking (save to the extent that we are unable to exclude such liability by law) and we do not warrant that the Site or any of its contents are free of viruses or malware.
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We will use your personal information as set out in our Privacy Notice
Where a claim is brought against us by a third party in relation to your use of the Site you agree to fully reimburse us and all companies within our group for all losses, costs, actions, claims, damages, expenses (including legal costs and expenses) or liabilities, whatsoever suffered or incurred by us or the companies within our group in or as a consequence of your breach of this agreement and your use of the Site which is included on the Site.
We are not liable for things beyond our control, such as power failure and problems on the Internet.
We will not be liable to you for any loss or damage, whether in contract, tort (including negligence), breach of statutory duty, or otherwise, even if foreseeable, arising under or in connection with:
We will not be liable for:
If defective digital content that we have supplied damages a device or digital content belonging to you and this is caused by our failure to use reasonable care and skill. Our only liability will be either to repair the damage or pay you equivalent compensation.
If any provision (or part of a provision) of this agreement is found by any court or administrative body of competent jurisdiction to be invalid, unenforceable or illegal, the other provisions shall remain in force.
If any invalid, unenforceable or illegal provision would be valid, enforceable or legal if some part of it were deleted, the provision shall apply with whatever modification is necessary to give effect to the commercial intention of the parties.
This agreement shall be personal to you and you may not assign, transfer, sublet, lease or delegate all or any of your rights and obligations, without our prior written consent.
We reserve the right to assign or transfer all or any of its rights and obligations under this agreement to any companies in the same group as Reach plc or another third party. In the event of assignment or transfer, notification will either be given to you by e-mail or posted on the Site.
If you are a consumer, you will benefit from any mandatory provisions of the law of the country in which you are resident. Nothing in these terms and conditions, including, without limitation, this section dealing with governing law and jurisdiction, affects your rights as a consumer to rely on such mandatory provisions of local law.