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Terms & Conditions

We have written our Terms & conditions in plain English. If anything is not clear, please contact us and we’ll do our best to explain.

If you use our services you must agree to these conditions. If you do not agree with them, you must not use our services.

LAST UPDATED: 5th March, 2017

What this covers: These Terms & conditions explain how you can use this website and our blogs, mobile apps and any other services we offer.

USING THE SERVICE

What you can use the service for: You can use the website for personal, academic or non-commercial purposes, subject to these Terms & conditions.

Provide a reference if you use any material from the site: If you use any content from the website, whether online or offline, you must make it clear where you have found the material by including a reference to the Home Of Nerds and also the copyright statement that appears on the page you are on. If you’re using material from a online newspaper, you can find the copyright reference below the title and date of the publication (above the newspaper page image in the viewer). If you’re quoting general site content, you can find a copyright statement at the bottom of each page.

Using site content for commercial purposes: Please contact us if you want to reproduce or share any of the content on the site for commercial purposes. This includes commercial publishing or sharing in any media format now known, or invented in the future. In many cases, we can make a commercial licence available to you, but you will need to agree this with the copyright owners who licence material to us. You're free to use and share the content on the site for non-commercial use as long as you provide a reference and copyright statement.

Intellectual property rights (including copyright): All intellectual property rights in the website and the content in it belongs to us or has been licensed to us. You can only use it for the purposes described in these Terms & conditions. All other rights are reserved. Find out more about copyright in this government guide.

PERSONAL INFORMATION

Personal data and payment security: Please read our Privacy & cookie policy to find out how we store and protect your personal data.

Registering on the site: You have to register and be signed in to use some features of the website.

Keep your personal information safe, and up to date: Keep your sign in details private at all times, do not share them with anybody, and let us know if you think somebody else has access to them. Do not use the “remember me” feature to keep yourself signed in unless you are using your own personal computer. You must keep your personal information accurate and up to date, especially your email address.

YOUR CONTENT

Content created by users: On some parts of the website, you can publish your own content, including tags and comments. If you publish content, make comments or participate in forums, you must not:

a. publish something that you do not own the copyright in (or have permission to publish it from the copyright owner);

b. include anything we consider offensive, inappropriate or defamatory (this is at our discretion);

c. break the law, for example by saying something libellous, or by posting something which results in a criminal offence;

d. share the personal information of living people without their permission;

e. impersonate another person;

f. collect or use any information from this website with the intent to harm, discredit, harass or prejudice any other person

g. do anything which impacts the service or performance of the website.

You are responsible for managing any content you create, including using any privacy settings we make available. We reserve the right to remove content that you create, at our discretion. Any content we decide to remove will be done in accordance with our Takedown policy.

How we use content created by users: You keep the copyright in any content that you create or publish on the website, but by publishing it you give us permission (a non-exclusive, perpetual, transferable, sub-licensable, royalty-free, worldwide licence) to use it (including editing, adapting or modifying it as we wish) for any purpose and in any media now known or invented in the future. Please be aware that we may not credit you as the author of the material.

If we use any of your personal information (for example your name) in connection with it, we will ask your permission first.

Examples of how we may use your content are that we may make it available to other users of the website, to users of websites that are either part of our company group or with whom we have a partnership, and by internet search engines.

Monitoring content created by users: We do not monitor content published by our users and take no responsibility for things that you or others publish.

CONTENT COMPLAINTS & TAKEDOWN

Recognising copyright owners: If you believe that you own the copyright in any of the content on the website, and we have not recognised you as the copyright owner, please contact us and we will take down the content and investigate quickly.

Offensive, defamatory or inappropriate content: If you believe that any content on the website is offensive, defamatory or otherwise inappropriate, please contact us and we will take down the content and investigate quickly.

Takedown policy: While we investigate reports of inappropriate content or copyright questions, we may temporarily remove the content in question. If we agree that you are the copyright owner or that the content is inappropriate, we will work with you to find a solution that you agree with, or we will take the relevant content off the website permanently.

LIMITATIONS

Availability of the service: We do not guarantee or promise that our services will always be available or fully functional. We will not be liable to you for any losses you might suffer from lack of availability.

Things beyond our control: We will not be liable to you for any loss you may suffer during any period where we cannot provide a service as a result of circumstances beyond our control. This includes circumstances such as Acts of God, strikes, equipment failure and anything else we cannot reasonably be expected to have control over. We will always try to notify you about such problems.

Some legal bits:

Liability: The only warranties or promises we give are set out in this document. We can’t accept liability for any indirect or consequential losses, loss of data or any unwanted use of your content you suffer from using the website, although we never limit liability for personal injury or death caused by our negligence, fraud or breach of statutory duty. For any other loss you suffer that is caused by us, we limit the liability we have to you to the total money you spent on the website in the 12 calendar months before the event giving rise to the claim. Your statutory rights are not affected.

Content Providers: If you violate the copyright of any copyright owner who licences content on the website to us, they can also take action against you directly.

Assignment: These Terms & conditions and our Privacy & cookie policy are personal to you, and you are not allowed to transfer your rights under this agreement to anyone else.

Severance: If any part of these Terms & conditions, or the Privacy & cookie policy no longer applies or is no longer legally enforceable, it will be removed and the rest will continue to apply.

The law: These Terms are made under English law, and any arguments about them will only be heard in English courts.

Changes to this agreement: Any changes we make to this agreement will be made on this page and dated. If they are material changes (as opposed to minor typographical, stylistic changes or those that will not affect the service provided to you) and you are not happy with these changes, please let us know. If you do not agree to the new Terms & conditions, we will (at our discretion) cancel your account.

When we might stop you using the website: If you break these Terms & conditions, regularly break the fair usage limit, or we cannot take a payment for a subscription when it is due, we reserve the right to stop you using the website and to terminate your account.

Customer support and complaints: We always aim to fix problems where we can. If you have a question, suggestion or complaint about the website or any of the content featured on the website please let us know and we’ll do our best to sort it out.

We hope that’s clear (and fair). If you feel it isn’t or you have another question that isn’t covered, please get in touch.

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