This Website is owned and operated by The Random House Group Limited. By accessing or using this Website, you agree to the terms set out in this Terms and Conditions of Use agreement (“Terms”). These Terms may be changed at any time by us. Your continued access to and use of this Website means that you agree to be bound by the most current version of these Terms.
"We", "us" and "our" means The Random House Group Limited. "You" and "your" means the person using the Website under these Terms.
1. Intellectual Property Rights
1.1 The Website contains material that is owned or licensed by us. You may not copy, reproduce, upload, post, distribute, republish, retransmit, or modify in any way any of the material on this Website, including computer code and software.
1.2 All brand names, product names and titles used in the Website are trade names, and in some instances trade marks, of their respective holders. No permission is given in respect of use of any of the above, and such use may constitute an infringement of the relevant holders' rights.
1.3 By posting messages, sending emails, inputting data answering questions uploading data or files or otherwise communicating with us through this Website (a “Communication”), you are granting us a perpetual, non-exclusive, royalty free, unrestricted worldwide licence to use, display, sublicense, adapt, create derivative works from, transmit and copy such Communication, and you waive your right to be identified as the author of such content and your right to object to derogatory treatment of it. The foregoing grant shall include the right to exploit any proprietary rights in such Communication, including but not limited to rights under trademark, copyright, service mark or patent laws in any relevant jurisdiction in any media.
2. Your Conduct
2.1 You must not use the Website for any unlawful purposes.
2.2 You must not send for display on the Website any material that is unlawful including but not limited to material which is defamatory, obscene, indecent, menacing, in breach of privacy or confidence, infringes copyright or trademark rights.
2.3 You must not send material containing software viruses or otherwise use the Website in any way that interrupts access to it.
3. Prohibited Content Policy
3.1 It is a condition of use of this Website that you will not post any prohibited content on any bulletin board and/or forum as set out below. You will not:
3.1.1 publish falsehoods or misrepresentations that could damage us or any third party;
3.1.2 submit content or provide links to websites that are unlawful, obscene, defamatory, libellous, threatening, pornographic, harassing, hateful, racially or ethnically offensive, or encourage such conduct that would be considered a criminal offence, give rise to breach of contract, break any law, or are otherwise inappropriate;
3.1.3 post or encourage an illegal or unauthorised copy of work protected by a third party’s copyright, including but not limited to providing pirated computer programmes or links to them, providing information to circumvent manufacture-installed copy-protect devices, or providing pirated music or links to pirated music files;
3.1.4 submit material that is otherwise subject to third party rights unless you have the relevant permission to use such material and publish it on the Website;
3.1.5 impersonate another person;
3.1.6 post advertisements or solicitations of business; or
3.1.7 solicit personal information from anyone.
3.2 Any content which includes any of the content set out at clause 3.1 is “Prohibited Content”. We may, in our absolute discretion, deem any other Content not listed in clause 3.1 to be Prohibited Content.
3.3 We reserve the right to investigate and take appropriate action against anyone who, in our opinion, is in breach of this agreement, and in particular, provides Prohibited Content. Such action includes, but is not limited to, reporting the Prohibited Content and your details to the appropriate law enforcement agencies and removing the Prohibited Content from our Website.
3.4 We reserve the right to terminate your access to our Website, if you are, in our absolute discretion, deemed to be a repeat infringer.
3.5 If you believe that any posting or review displayed on our Website contains Prohibited Content, please notify us immediately by contacting us at email@example.com. We will consider your notification and if we consider it to be appropriate we will take all reasonable steps to remove the Prohibited Content complained about within a reasonable time.
4. Hypertext Links
4.1 The Website may incorporate links to external websites of third parties. Such links are provided for your convenience only, and their provision does not constitute an authorisation by us to you to access such third party websites, nor an endorsement of the content of such third party sites by us. You acknowledge that the use of such third party websites is governed by the terms and conditions of use as applicable to such websites.
4.2 You acknowledge and accept that we are not, and will not be held responsible for any damages, loss, costs or expenses arising from the use of such third party websites or products or services available through such third party websites.
5. Additional Rules
This Website may contain various bulletin boards, competitions and other features that are each governed by additional rules. Please read those rules, posted or linked at each feature before participating in them, as they form part of these Terms to which you agree through your continued use of this Website.
We take your online privacy seriously. However, although we use appropriate encrypted security software on our Websites, the security of information transmitted via the Internet cannot be guaranteed. Any losses incurred or sustained by you as a result of transmitting information by means of email or other internet link will be borne solely and exclusively by you.
8.1 You acknowledge and accept that computer and telecommunication systems are not fault-free and may from time to time require periods of downtime (being periods during which the Website is not available to you) for the purposes of repair, maintenance and upgrading or otherwise.
8.2 We do not guarantee uninterrupted availability of the Website, but shall make reasonable efforts to minimise any periods during which the Website is not available. You accept that you will have no claim for breach of contract or otherwise in respect of any such period of unavailability.
9. Limitations of liability
9.1 Nothing in these Terms excludes or limits our liability for death or personal injury caused by our negligence or any other liability which cannot be excluded by law.
9.2 Further to clause 8, we are providing this Website on an “as is, as availble” basis to users. You use this Website at your own risk.
9.3 Subject to 9.1 above, we will not be liable to you for any loss or damage in circumstances where or to the extent that:
9.3.1 neither we nor our employees or agents are in breach of a legal duty owed to you;
9.3.2 such loss or damage is not a reasonably foreseeable result of any such breach; or
9.3.3 any increase in loss or damage results from a breach by you of any of these Terms.
9.4 Except as expressly provided in these Terms and save for fraudulent misrepresentation, all conditions, representations and warranties (express or implied, statutory or otherwise) are excluded to the extent permitted by law including without limitation any implied warranties or conditions as to quality, fitness for purpose and reasonable skill and care.
9.5 Under no circumstances, including negligence, shall we or any affiliated company or individual be held liable for any direct, indirect, incidental, special or consequential damage (including, without limitation whether for loss of profit, loss of business, lost data, viruses that may infect your computer, depletion of goodwill or otherwise), costs, expenses or other claims for economic loss (howsoever caused) which arise out of or in connection with the Contract or your use of this Website generally.
9.6 We further do not warrant that the Website or the products and materials contained on the Website are error free, or that errors will be corrected, or that this Website or the server from which it is run is free of viruses or other potentially harmful codes.
You agree to defend, indemnify and hold us and any affiliated company or individual harmless from any and all liabilities, costs and expenses, including reasonable legal fees, related to any violation of these Terms by you or your authorised users, or in connection with the use of the Website or the internet or the placement or transmission of any message or information on this Website by you or your authorised users.
11.1 Our failure to insist upon the strict performance of any of your obligations under the Terms will not be construed as a waiver and will not affect our rights to require strict performance of such obligations.
11.2 If any provision of the Terms or part thereof is found to be invalid or unenforceable, the invalidity or unenforceability of such provision or part will not affect any other provision or the remainder of the provision in which such invalid or unenforceable part is contained, which will remain in full force and effect.
11.3 Nothing in these Terms which form the agreement between you and us will give nor is intended to give rights to any third party under the Contracts (Rights of Third Parties) Act 1999 or otherwise.
11.4 These Terms will be governed by and construed in accordance with English law and the parties will submit to exclusive jurisdiction of the English courts.
11.5 Neither we nor our affiliates make any representation that materials on this Website are appropriate or available for use in locations outside the United Kingdom, and accessing them from territories where their contents are illegal is prohibited. Those who choose to access this Website from other territories do so on their own initiative and are responsible for compliance with local laws.
13. Contact Us
For comments relating to the content of the Website generally, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.