Meanings and definitions used in these Terms:
Discussion Forum(s) means the chat areas, bulletin-boards or forum facilities provided on the Sites;
Site(s) means the website(s) owned and operated by rankrivals;
1. INTRODUCTION TO TERMS
1.1. This Site is owned and operated by rankrivals
1.2. These Terms govern the use of the Site, including participation in the Discussion Forums.
1.3. The Sites are designed to provide a forum, enjoyable for all, for the exchange of opinions, comments and information and, therefore, rankrivals requires its users to abide by these Terms. Your use of the Site will constitute your agreement to comply with these Terms.
1.4. If you do not agree with these Terms, you should not use the Sites.
1.5. rankrivals may modify these Terms from time to time. Continued use of the Sites by you will constitute your acceptance of any changes or revisions to the Terms, so it is wise to check this page regularly.
1.6. We may terminate your access to the Sites, without notice, in addition to our other remedies if you fail to follow these Terms.
1.7. From time to time, our Sites may publish articles or features which some site visitors may find offensive. rankrivals does not intend to offend, and suggests that Site visitors who find the tone or content of the Sites offensive no longer visit the Sites. No responsibility is taken for any offence caused.
2. USE OF THE SITES BY YOU
2.1. rankrivals or its licensors own all material on the Sites. You may retrieve and display content from these Sites on a computer screen, print individual pages on paper (but not photocopy them) and store such pages in electronic form on disk (but not on any server or other storage device connected to a network) for your own personal, non-commercial use. You may not in any way make commercial or other unauthorised use, by publication, re-transmission, distribution, performance, caching or otherwise, of material obtained through the Sites.
2.2. You acknowledge that all magazine brands are trade marks and that you may not use them without prior written permission from rankrivals.
2.3. You may not authorise others to use the Sites, and you are responsible for all of your own use of the Sites. You agree not to use any obscene, indecent or offensive language, or to place on the Sites any material that is false, defamatory, abusive, harassing or hateful. Further, you may not place on the Sites any material that is encrypted, constitutes junk mail or unauthorised advertising, invades anyone’s privacy, encourages conduct that would constitute a criminal offence or give rise to civil liability, or that otherwise violates any local, state, national or international law or regulation. You agree to use the Sites only for lawful purposes and you acknowledge that your failure to do so may subject you to civil and criminal liability.
2.4. You are responsible for all activities under your password or account, and you must keep your password confidential. You must immediately notify us of any unauthorised use of your password or account or any other breach of security. You must not disrupt the functioning of the Site, solicit or use another user’s password or otherwise act in a way that interferes with other users’ use of the Site.
2.5. Other than connecting to rankrivals servers by HTTP requests using a web browser, you may not attempt to gain access to rankrivals servers by any means, including, without limitation, by using administrator passwords or by masquerading as an administrator while using the Sites or otherwise.
2.6. You are responsible for ensuring that any material you provide to the Sites or post in a Discussion Forum, including but not limited to text, photographs and sound, does not violate the copyright, trade mark, trade secret or any other personal or proprietary rights of any third party.
2.7. You agree not to disrupt, modify or interfere with the Sites or their associated software, hardware and servers in any way, and you agree not to impede or interfere with others’ use of the Sites. You further agree not to alter or tamper with any information or materials on, or associated with, the Sites.
2.8. You acknowledge that rankrivals has not reviewed and does not endorse the content of all sites linked to from the Sites, and is not responsible for the content or actions of any other sites linked to from the Sites. Linking to any other service or site from this Site is at your sole risk.
3. AGE LIMIT
By using the Sites or posting content on any Discussion Forums, you confirm that you are 18 years old or more or, if you are under 18 years old, that you have received your parent’s or guardian’s consent to enter into these Terms.
4. USE OF THE DISCUSSION FORUMS BY YOU
4.1. These Terms have been put in place to help ensure that the Discussion Forum is a welcoming and useful resource for all users. These Terms outline what is deemed unacceptable behaviour and it is important to read them carefully.
4.2. Users of the Discussion Forums warrant and undertake that they will not:
post libellous or defamatory comments;
post anything relating to any ongoing or pending trial;
post content which you have copied from someone else (i.e. you do not own the copyright);
post a personal insult about another user;
advertise or solicit;
impersonate another user;
or post material that is deliberately intended to upset other users.
4.5. You are responsible for the content of your posts and rankrivals does not accept any liability for the content or accuracy of your messages.
4.6. Users of the Site may submit material for publication in the Discussion Forums. rankrivals accepts no liability in respect of any material submitted by users and published by rankrivals, and rankrivals is not responsible for its content or accuracy.
4.7. If you want to submit material to the Discussion Forums you may do so on these Terms.
4.8. You warrant that the material you submit is not obscene, offensive, harassing, defamatory or otherwise illegal.
6. COPYRIGHT AND COPYRIGHT COMPLAINTS
6.1. All copyright, trademarks, design rights and all other intellectual property rights (registered or unregistered) where relevant in and on the Site and all content located on the Site shall at all times remain vested in rankrivals.
6.2. rankrivals grants you a limited, non-exclusive, revocable, non-transferable licence to use the Site content solely for personal use relating to your use of the Site. Except as expressly set out herein, neither you nor anyone acting on your behalf acquires any intellectual property rights relating to any Site content. Any rights not expressly granted within these Terms are reserved.
6.3. By sharing any contribution(s) with us (including but not limited to data, text, photo, message, posting, image, logo, attachment, hyperlink and all other content (collectively ‘Contribution(s)’) to the Site, you agree and grantrankrivalsMagazines and its sub-licensees free-of-charge permission to use the Contribution(s) at rankrivals sole discretion (including modifying and adapting it for operational and editorial reasons) in connection with the operation of the Site and our business. The licence extends to copying, distributing, broadcasting or otherwise transmitting, adapting or editing the Contribution(s).
6.4. You agree and confirm that any Contribution(s) you provide or upload is original to you and does not infringe UK laws, copyright or other rights of any other person, or that you have the consents necessary to provide the Contribution(s) to rankrivals.
6.5. You acknowledge that rankrivals does not endorse the accuracy, integrity, copyright, compliance, legality, quality or decency of any Contribution(s). Users may respond to or comment upon Contribution(s), such comments do not necessarily represent the views or opinions of rankrivals.
7. TRADE MARKS
All magazine trade marks are trademarks of rankrivals or its sister companies and may be registered in certain jurisdictions. All other trademarks used on these Sites are the property of their respective owners.
8. COMPETITIONS AND PRIZES
These Terms apply to all prize promotions including free draws, prize competitions and instant win offers.
8.1. From time to time rankrivals will run competitions, free prize draws and promotions (‘Competition(s)’) on this website. Competitions may be subject to additional terms that will be made available at the time.
8.2. No purchase is necessary to enter the Competition unless otherwise stated on the promotional activity with a specific Competition.
8.4. It is assumed that by entering Competitions which, if won, could result in time off work, your employer has agreed to allow you time off. When dates are specified they cannot be altered and by entering date-related Competitions rankrivals or the third party are not liable in any way to any winner who cannot attend.
8.5. Competitions are not open to any employees of rankrivals, the promoter or their immediate families, a Competition promoter’s advertising agency and sales promotion consultancy, or anyone else connected with the creation and administration of the Competition.
8.6. Entries in the incorrect format will not be considered.
8.7. Once entered, entries cannot be returned / withdrawn.
8.8. Unless otherwise stated, only one Competition entry, fulfilling the eligibility requirements above, will be accepted per person. Spammers will be disqualified.
8.9. Entrants will be deemed to have accepted these Terms and to have agreed to be bound by them.
8.10. Once selected, only the winner(s) will be contacted personally by email using the contact details provided upon entry.
8.11. Winners will be notified on the day that the winner is selected. Winners will have 5 (five) working days to respond in full or another winner will be selected.
8.12. rankrivals decision is final in every situation, including any not covered above, and no correspondence will be entered into in respect of the validity of any such decision.
8.13. rankrivals shall be permitted to exclude or disqualify any entrant at any time at its sole discretion.
8.14. rankrivals reserves the right to exclude late, incomplete or multiple registrations, or registrations made by third parties or agents.
8.15. rankrivals does not accept any responsibility for late or lost entries. Proof of sending is not proof of receipt.
8.16. The name of the winner(s) will be available by sending a stamped addressed envelope to rankrivals UK, 30 Panton Street, London, SW1Y 4AJ , indicating the name of the Competition.
8.17. Entry to the Competition and acceptance of the prize constitutes permission to use any entrant’s name, image and any competition entry photograph for promotional and/or editorial purposes in any format in print and non-print media without additional consultation.
8.18 Prizes must be taken as stated and cannot be deferred, although rankrivals reserves the right to change the prize in the event of unforeseen circumstances. There will be no cash alternative.
8.19 rankrivals reserves the right to (i) cancel and/or withdraw this Competition and/or (ii) amend these Terms, at any time without notice.
8.20 To the fullest extent permitted by applicable law, in no event will rankrivalsbe liable, whether in contract, tort (including negligence), breach of statutory duty, or otherwise, for any loss, damage or injury arising under or in connection with this Competition.
8.21 Where rankrivals runs a competition with a promoter such that the promoter is responsible for the selection and/or the provision of prizes, then rankrivals shall not be responsible for or have any liability for the provision of such prizes.
8.22 These Terms are governed by English law, and entrants agree to submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English Courts in relation to all matters arising under or in connection with these Terms.
9. COMMENTS BY USERS ARE NOT ENDORSED BY rankrivals
rankrivals does not necessarily endorse, support, sanction, encourage, verify or agree with the comments, opinions or statements posted by users in Discussion Forums or elsewhere on the Sites. Any information or material placed online by users, including advice and opinions, is the view and responsibility of those users and does not necessarily represent the view of rankrivals.
11. OTHER PROMOTIONS
From time to time, rankrivals (or selected third parties) may include competitions, promotions or other offers on these Sites. Each such offer shall be subject to its own express terms and may not be available in all jurisdictions.
12. MATERIALS PROVIDED BY OTHERS
You agree that rankrivals is not responsible, and shall have no liability to you, with respect to any information or materials posted by others, including defamatory, offensive or illicit material.
You agree to indemnify rankrivals and its subsidiaries, affiliates, officers, employees, advertisers, partners, agents and representatives, and to hold them harmless from any and all claims, demands, liabilities, damages, costs and expenses (including legal fees) that may arise from: (i) your submissions, Contribution(s) or provision of content; (ii) your use or misuse of the Site; (iii) your unauthorised use of material obtained through the Sites; (iv) your breach of these Terms; (v) any such acts arising through your use of the Sites; or (vi) any other violation of the rights of another person or party.
14. EDITING AND DELETIONS
rankrivals reserves the right, but undertakes no duty, to review, edit, move or delete any material posted by users in the Discussion Forums or elsewhere on the Site, in its sole discretion and without notice.
15. DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTY AND LIMITATION OF LIABILITY
15.1. YOU UNDERSTAND AND AGREE THAT YOU ARE USING THE SITES AT YOUR OWN RISK. THE SITES ARE PROVIDED ‘AS IS’, AND TO THE EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, rankrivals AND ITS AFFILIATES EXPRESSLY DISCLAIM ANY AND ALL WARRANTIES, EXPRESS AND IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO ANY WARRANTIES OF ACCURACY, RELIABILITY, TITLE, MERCHANTABILITY, NON-INFRINGEMENT, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE OR ANY OTHER WARRANTY, CONDITION, GUARANTEE OR REPRESENTATION, WHETHER ORAL, IN WRITING OR IN ELECTRONIC FORM, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE ACCURACY OR COMPLETENESS OF ANY INFORMATION CONTAINED THEREIN OR PROVIDED BY THE SITES.
15.2. rankrivals AND ITS AFFILIATES MAKE NO WARRANTY, IMPLIED OR EXPLICIT, THAT ANY PART OF THE SITES WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED, ERROR-FREE, VIRUS-FREE, TIMELY, SECURE, ACCURATE, RELIABLE OF ANY QUALITY, NOR THAT THE CONTENT IS SAFE IN ANY MANNER FOR DOWNLOAD. YOU UNDERSTAND AND AGREE THAT NEITHER rankrivals NOR ITS AFFILIATES NOR ANY PARTICIPANT IN THE SITES PROVIDES PROFESSIONAL ADVICE OF ANY KIND AND THAT USE OF SUCH ADVICE OR ANY OTHER INFORMATION IS SOLELY AT YOUR OWN RISK AND WITHOUT OUR LIABILITY OF ANY KIND.
15.3. SAVE FOR THE PROVISIONS OF THE FOLLOWING CLAUSE, rankrivals AND ITS AFFILIATES SHALL NOT BE LIABLE TO YOU OR ANY THIRD PARTIES FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, SPECIAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES ALLEGEDLY SUSTAINED ARISING OUT OF YOUR ACCESS TO OR INABILITY TO ACCESS THE SITES, INCLUDING FOR VIRUSES ALLEGED TO HAVE BEEN OBTAINED FROM THE SITES, YOUR USE OF OR RELIANCE ON THE SITES OR ANY OF THE INFORMATION OR MATERIALS AVAILABLE ON THE SITES, REGARDLESS OF THE TYPE OF CLAIM OR THE NATURE OF THE CAUSE OF ACTION, EVEN IF ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES.
15.4. rankrivals LIABILITY WILL NOT BE LIMITED IN THE CASE OF DEATH OR PERSONAL INJURY DIRECTLY CAUSED BY rankrivals NEGLIGENCE.