The effective date is November 23rd, 2015.
ACCEPTANCE OF TERMS
www.refinery29.uk is a website operated by Refinery 29 Limited, registered in England and Wales under company number 08279936 and with registered office at 10 St. John Street, London, WC1N 2EB, United Kingdom. The VAT number is 210 1345 77.
UPDATES TO TERMS
ACCESSING OUR SITE
Our Service is made available free of charge. You are responsible for making all arrangements necessary for you to have access to our Service.
Our Service is directed to people residing in the United Kingdom. We do not represent that content available on or through our Service is appropriate or available in other locations. We may limit the availability of our Service or any service or product described on our Service to any person or geographic area at any time. If you choose to access our Service from outside the United Kingdom, you do so at your own risk.
SPECIAL PROMOTION TERMS
The “REFINERY29 Content” includes all materials that are included in, made available on or are otherwise a part of the Service (including past, present and future versions of the Service). For example, our REFINERY29 Content includes any and all domain names, text, blogs, articles, emails, photos, images, illustrations, videos, application software, technologies, source and object codes, designs, graphics, layouts, artwork and the “look and feel” of the Service.
The REFINERY29 Content on our Service is provided 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 REFINERY29 Content on our Service.
Although we make reasonable efforts to update the information on our Service, we make no representations, warranties or guarantees, whether express or implied, that the content on our Service (including both the REFINERY29 Content and User Content) is accurate, complete or up-to-date.
All prices shown on our Service are inclusive of VAT.
The REFINERY29 Content also includes REFINERY29 marks and logos that are trademarks or service marks of ours. All other trademarks, service marks and logos used on or through the Service are the trademarks, service marks or logos of their respective owners. You are not granted any rights to use any trademarks, service marks or logos through your to access the Service.
We are the owner or the licensee of all intellectual property rights in our Service, and in the material published on it, except User Content (defined below) or content in the public domain. Those works are protected by copyright laws and treaties around the world. All such rights are reserved.
You may also print off one (1) copy of articles of personal interest to you, for your personal use. You must not modify the paper or digital copies of any materials you have printed off 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 content on our Service must always be acknowledged.
You may not distribute, sell or offer for sale the Service, REFINERY29 Content, or any element thereof. In addition, REFINERY29 Content may not be used to construct any kind of database. You must not use any part of the content on our Service for commercial purposes without obtaining a licence to do so from us or our licensors.
(a) User Generated Content
You understand that all information, including your name and email address; data, including your IP address and other personally and non-personally identifiable information we collect about you through the Service, including information we collect from your social media profiles if you access the Service through our social media channels; or other content of any kind, uploaded, posted, made available, shared or transmitted by you or another user to or through the Service (each and all of the foregoing, “User Content”) is the sole responsibility of the person from whom such User Content originated. We do not control such User Content and do not make any guarantee whatsoever related to such User Content. By using the Service, you may be exposed to User Content, as well as material uploaded, posted, made available, shared or transmitted to or through the Service by us, that is offensive, indecent or objectionable.
The views expressed by other users on our Service do not represent our views or values. You are solely responsible for securing and backing up your User Content.
Any content you upload to our Service will be considered non-confidential and non-proprietary. You retain all of your ownership rights in your content.
Under no circumstances will we be liable or responsible in any way to any third party, for the content or accuracy of any content posted by you or any other user of our Service. You will ensure that any User Content which you contribute to the Service will be accurate (where it states facts) and be genuinely held (where it states opinions).
While we have no obligation to review, monitor, display, accept or exploit User Content, we may, in our sole discretion, delete, move, re-format, edit, alter, distort, remove or refuse to exploit User Content at any time, for any reason, without notice or liability to you or any other party.
By submitting or posting your User Content to or on the Service, you grant us, and our affiliates, agents, third party partners, and assignees a worldwide, non-exclusive, irrevocable, sublicensable, transferable and royalty-free license in perpetuity to host, display, transmit, distribute, reproduce, modify, edit, translate, copy, create derivative works from, store, archive, cache, sell, promote, sublicense and otherwise your User Content in any and all manner and media, whether now known or hereafter devised, and you release all moral rights and similar rights in and to your User Content.
You further perpetually and irrevocably grant REFINERY29 the unconditional right to use and exploit your name, persona and likeness included in any User Content and in connection with any User Content, without any obligation, remuneration or attribution of any kind to you or anyone else. We also have the right to disclose your identity to any third party who is claiming that any content posted or uploaded by you to our Service constitutes a violation of their intellectual property rights, or of their right to privacy.
(b) Your Conduct
We do not guarantee that our Service will be secure or free from bugs or viruses.
You are responsible for configuring your information technology, computer programmes and platform in order to access our Service. You should use your own virus protection software.
You acknowledge that: (i) we may receive from marketers free products that we review or discuss in our content and (ii) we may receive compensation in connection with advertisement or stories regarding run advertisements or stories on our sites concerning some of those products or companies that sell them (and other products sold by such companies) for which we sometimes receive compensation.
LINKS TO THE SERVICE
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. 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 to our Service in any website that is not owned by you. Our Service must not be framed on any other Service, nor may you create a link to any part of our Service other than the home page.
We reserve the right to revoke any link to any page of the Service or our social media channels in our sole discretion without notice. We also reserve the right to require that you obtain our prior written consent before you provide any links to any page or social media page of the Service.
If you wish to make any use of content on our Service other than that set out above, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
THIRD PARTY LINKS
We may provide, or third parties may provide, on or through the Service, links to third party sites, such as other websites or resources. These third party sites are operated by parties who are wholly separate from Refinery29 and as such you acknowledge and agree that we have no control over such third party sites, are not responsible for the availability of such third party sites, and do not endorse nor are we responsible for or liable for any losses, expenses or damages, to you or your software, hardware or data, arising out of the operations of such third party sites.
Links to all third party sites are identifiable because clicking on them will launch new browser windows displaying the third party site's URL, or are otherwise indicated as such by us. These third party sites are for your information and convenience only, and you access them at your own risk, regardless of whether or not we receive compensation, commission or share of revenues generated by purchases via such links. The Service is a participant in Skimlinks, an advertising programme designed to provide a means for websites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to participating advertisers and retailers. Your communications and dealings with third parties through such links including, without limitation, the payment and delivery of products and services, and any terms, conditions, warranties and representations associated with any such communications and dealings, are solely between you and the third party.
SERVICE MODIFICATION, SUSPENSION OR TERMINATION
We do not guarantee that our Service, or any content on it, will always be available or be uninterrupted. Access to our Service is permitted on a temporary basis. We reserve the right at any time and from time to time to withdraw, modify or discontinue, temporarily or permanently, all or any part of the Service with or without notice. We will not be liable to you or to any third party for any such modification, suspension or discontinuance of the Service for any period.
We may at our sole discretion, under any circumstances, for any or no reason whatsoever and without prior notice to you, immediately terminate your access to the Service. We will not be liable or responsible to you or any third party for such termination.
- Immediate, temporary or permanent withdrawal of your right to use our Service.
- Immediate, temporary or permanent removal of any User Content posted by you onto our Service.
- 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.
LIMITATION OF LIABILITY
To the extent permitted by law, we exclude all conditions, warranties, representations or other terms which may apply to our Service or any content on it, whether express or implied.
We will not be liable to you or any user 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:
- use of, or inability to use, our Service; or
- use of or reliance on any content displayed on our Service.
Please note that we only provide our Service for domestic and private use. You agree not to use our Service for any commercial or business purposes, and we have no liability to you for any loss of profit, loss of business, business interruption, or loss of business opportunity.
We will not be liable for any loss or damage caused by a virus, distributed denial-of-service attack, or other technologically harmful material that may infect your computer equipment, computer programs, data or other proprietary material due to your use of our Service or to your downloading of any content on it, or on any website linked to it.
We assume no responsibility for the content of websites linked on our Service. Such links should not be interpreted as endorsement by us of those linked websites. We will not be liable for any loss or damage that may arise from your use of them.
If you have a dispute with one or more users of the Service, you release us from claims, demands and damages (whether direct or consequential) of every kind and nature, known and unknown, arising out of or in any way connected with such disputes.
Each party agrees that it shall have no remedies in respect of any statement, representation, assurance or warranty (whether made innocently or negligently) that is not set out in this agreement. Each party agrees that it shall have no claim for innocent or negligent misrepresentation or negligent misstatement based on any statement in this agreement.
To contact us, please email email@example.com.