Terms & conditions
These terms and conditions apply to all users of the site, including, without limitation, users who are contributors of content, information and other materials or services on the site. your access and use of the site will be subject to the version of the terms and conditions posted on the site at the time of use.
GENERAL TERMS AND CONDITIONS
Unless otherwise noted, the products and services on the site are intended for personal, non-commercial purposes only. You agree to use the site only for lawful, non-commercial purposes and in compliance with all UK, EU and international, federal, state and local laws. Except as expressly permitted in these terms and conditions, you may not use, reproduce, distribute, reverse engineer, modify, copy, publish, display, transmit, adapt, frame, link, rent, lease, loan, sell, license or in any way exploit the content of the site.
You represent and warrant that you (a) are above the legal age of majority in your jurisdiction of residence, (b) have not previously been suspended or removed from the site, (c) do not have more than one (1) account at any given time for the site; (d) you will only provide us with true, accurate, current and complete information if you register for an account and/or orders (defined below). if we believe or suspect that your information is not true, accurate, current or complete, we may deny or terminate your access to the site or services (or any portion thereof) and (e) that you have full power and authority to enter into the terms and conditions and in doing so will not violate any other agreement to which you are a party.
We cannot guarantee that other users will not copy, modify, distribute or otherwise use the user content that you share. therefore, if you have an idea or information that you would like to keep confidential and/or do not want others to use, do not post it on the site. We and our affiliates are not responsible for any user’s misuse or misappropriation of any user content you post on the site.
By posting user content in or otherwise using any communications service or other interactive service that may be available to you on or through the site from time to time, you agree that you are the sole responsible person and/or entity from which such user content originated. moreover, you agree not to access or use the site for any purpose that is prohibited by these terms and conditions. you are responsible for all of your activity in connection with the site.
You understand that the technical processing and transmission of the site may involve (a) transmissions over various networks and (b) changes to conform and adapt to technical requirements of connecting networks or devices. we assume no responsibility for the deletion or failure to store postings or other information submitted by you or other users of the site.
You agree that you will not harvest, collect or store information about the users of the site or the user content or use such information for any purpose inconsistent with the purpose of the site or for the purpose of transmitting or facilitating transmission of unsolicited advertising, junk or bulk electronic mail or communications. you may not: (I) take any action that imposes or may impose (as determined by us in our sole discretion) an unreasonable or disproportionately large load on our infrastructure; (ii) interfere or attempt to interfere with the proper working of the site or any activities conducted on the site; (iii) bypass any measures we may use to prevent or restrict access to the site or portions thereof (or other accounts, computer systems or networks connected to the site); (iv) run any form of auto-responder or “spam” on the site; (v) use manual or automated software, devices, or other processes to “crawl” or “spider” any page of the site; or (vi) harvest or scrape any content from the site.
The availability of the products and services described on the site, and the descriptions of such products and services, may vary based on location and timing.
INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS
The site, and all of its contents, including but not limited to articles, other text, photographs, images, illustrations, graphics, video material, audio material, including musical compositions and sound recordings, software, logos, titles, characters, names, graphics and button icons, excluding user content (collectively “proprietary material”), are protected by copyright, trademark and other laws of the United Kingdom, as well as international conventions and the laws of other countries. the proprietary material is owned or controlled by Biographies Limited or by other parties that have provided rights thereto to Biographies Limited.
Except as otherwise provided in these terms and conditions or without our express prior written permission, you may not, and agree that you will not, use, publish, reproduce, display, publicly perform, create derivative works from, reverse engineer or decompile, disassemble, distribute, license, transfer, sell, copy, post, enter into a database, upload, transmit or modify the proprietary material or any portion thereof, for any purpose or by any means, method, or process now known or later developed. modification of the materials appearing on the site or use of such materials for any other purpose is a violation of our copyright and other proprietary rights.
CLAIMS REGARDING COPYRIGHT INFRINGEMENT
If you are a copyright owner or an agent thereof and believe that any user content or other content on the site infringes upon your copyrights, you may submit a notification pursuant to the digital millennium copyright act (“dmca”) by providing us wih the following:
A physical or electronic signature of the owner or a person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed;
Identification of the copyrighted work claimed to have been infringed, or, if multiple copyrighted works are covered by a single notification, a representative list of such works;
Identification of the material that is claimed to be infringing or to be the subject of infringing activity and that is to be removed or access to which is to be disabled and information reasonably sufficient to permit us to locate the material;
Information reasonably sufficient to permit us to contact you, such as your name, address, telephone number, and, if available, your email address;
a statement by you that you have a good faith belief that the disputed use is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law; and
a statement, under penalty of perjury, that the information in the above notification is accurate and that you are, or are authorized to act on behalf of, the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed.
after receiving a claim of infringement, we will process and investigate the claim and will take appropriate actions, we will act expeditiously to remove or disable access to any material claimed to be infringing or claimed to be the subject of infringing activity, and will act expeditiously to remove or disable access to any reference or link to material or activity that is claimed to be infringing. We will take reasonable steps promptly to notify the user that we have removed or disabled access to such material.
If you believe that your user content that was removed (or to which access was disabled) is not infringing, or that you have the authorisation from the copyright owner, the copyright owner’s agent or pursuant to the law, to post and use the content in your user content, you may send a counter-notice containing the following information in writing to the copyright agent: your physical or electronic signature; identification of the content that has been removed or to which access has been disabled and the location at which the content appeared before it was removed or access to it was disabled;
If a proper counter-notice is received by the copyright agent, we may send a copy of the counter-notice to the original complaining party informing that person that we will replace the removed content or cease disabling access to it in 10 business days. unless our designated agent first receives notice from the original complaining party that such party has filed an action seeking a court order against the content provider, member or user, the removed content may be replaced, or access to it restored, in 10 to 14 business days or more after the copyright agent’s receipt of the counter-notice, at our sole discretion.
THIRD PARTY WEBSITES AND LINKS
You may be able to link to third party websites, services or resources on the internet from the site, and third party websites, services or resources may contain links to the site (collectively, “linked sites”). we are not responsible for the content, availability, advertising, products, services or other materials of any such linked sites, or any additional links contained therein, and our inclusion of links to the linked sites on the sites does not imply that we endorse or approve of any materials contained on, or accessible through, the linked sites. in no event shall we be liable, directly or indirectly, to you or any other person or entity for any loss or damage arising from or occasioned by the creation or use of the linked sites or the information or material accessed through these linked sites.
of such products, services, or information, or for ensuring the confidentiality of your transactions.
ADVERTISEMENTS, SPONSORSHIPS, CO-PROMOTIONS AND OTHER PARTNERSHIPS
We may display advertisements for the goods and services of a third party on the site, including in connection with co-promotions, sponsorships and other similar partnership arrangements. we do not endorse or represent and are not responsible for the safety, quality, accuracy, reliability, integrity or legality of any such advertised goods or services.
We may terminate or suspend your access to the site, delete your profile and any content or information that you have posted on the site and/or prohibit you from using or accessing the site (or any portion, aspect or feature of the site) for any reason, or no reason, at any time in our sole discretion, with or without notice to you, effective immediately, which may result in the forfeiture and destruction of all information associated with you and your activities in connection with the site. if you wish to terminate your account, you may do so by following the instructions on the site. any fees paid hereunder are non-refundable. in the event of termination, you will still be bound by your obligations under these terms and conditions.
GOVERNING LAW; GENERAL INFORMATION
We control and operate the site from our offices in the United Kingdom. While we invite visitors from all parts of the world to visit the site, visitors acknowledge that the site, and all activities available on and through the site, are governed by the laws of the United Kingdom. We do not represent that materials on the site are appropriate or available for use in other locations. persons who choose to access the site from other locations do so on their own initiative, and are responsible for compliance with local laws.
These terms and conditions are the entire agreement between you and us with respect to the site and any user content, and supersede all prior or contemporaneous communications and proposals (whether oral, written or electronic) between you and us with respect to those matters. if any provision of these terms and conditions is found to be illegal or unenforceable, the remainder of the terms and conditions shall be unaffected and shall continue to be fully valid, binding, and enforceable. the failure of either party to exercise in any respect any right provided for herein shall not be deemed a waiver of any further rights hereunder. no agency, partnership, joint venture, or employment relationship is created as a result of these terms and conditions, and neither party has any authority of any kind to bind the other in any respect.
By using this site, you agree that Biographies Limited at its sole discretion, may require that: any and all disputes and causes of action related to or connected with these terms, the site, and the related offerings shall be resolved individually, you understand and agree that you are waiving your right to sue or go to court to assert or defend your rights under this contract.
Unless otherwise specified in these terms and conditions, all notices under these terms and conditions will be in writing and will be deemed to have been duly given when received, if personally delivered or sent by certified or registered mail, return receipt requested; when receipt is electronically confirmed, if transmitted by facsimile or email; or the day after it is sent, if sent for next day delivery by recognized overnight delivery service.
Please feel free to contact us via one of the methods described on our contact us page. You agree that we may send notices to you regarding your use of the site by means of electronic mail, a general notice posted on the site or by written communication delivered either by overnight courier or standard mail to your email or mailing address as appearing in our records from time to time.
These terms and conditions were last updated October 2017.