Please read this agreement carefully. It sets out the terms on which you submit content to us and sets out the terms under which we agree to make available any of our websites and apps, including e-editions (“the Site”), however you access it, to you.
By using the Site, you confirm that you accept the terms of this agreement and that you agree to comply with them. If you do not agree to this agreement, you must not use the Site.
WE MAY MAKE CHANGES TO THESE TERMS
We amend these terms and make changes from time to time.
YOUR USE OF THE SITE
The Site is for personal and non-commercial use only. You may download and print portions of the Site for your personal, non-commercial use only.
Any other use of materials on the Site, including any user generated content (including without limitation reproduction for a purpose (other than that noted above) and any modification, distribution or republication) without our prior written permission is strictly prohibited.
You agree not to frame the Site for any purpose, unless specifically authorised by us to do so.
You agree that you will not use the Site to submit, or knowingly or recklessly receive, any material including without limitation, comments and reviews that:
contains any virus or other malicious program or which may otherwise impair or harm our computer systems or any third party computer system.
You agree not to impersonate any person or entity or misrepresent any affiliation with any person or entity when creating an account on the Site or submitting any content to the Site.
You also agree not to attack the Site or access or attempt to access the accounts of other users or gain a greater level of access to the Site than authorised.
You acknowledge that we have no obligation to monitor any user generated content on the Site but in our sole discretion, we have the right to delete any such content and we may remove any such material at any time. Notwithstanding this, you are solely responsible for and bear the legal risk associated anywhere in the world in relation to any such content you may post.
In the event that you are in breach of the terms of this agreement, we will have the right to terminate any account that you have with the Site and you may not open another account on it or otherwise continue to use the Site.
We will co-operate with law enforcement or regulatory authorities or any court order requesting or requiring it to disclose the identity or location of or any other information in relation to anyone who has submitted content to the Site in breach or allegedly in breach of this agreement or the law. In appropriate circumstances, we may also disclose such information to the police, your Internet service provider and any third party to whom we may make a disclosure in good faith.
You acknowledge that submitting content to the Site does not guarantee that it will appear on the Site. You cannot edit or remove content once you have submitted it to the Site. However, if you would like make a complaint about specific user generated content on the Site, please see the contact us page on this site.
If you send us, upload or post content, you grant us a perpetual, royalty free, irrevocable, non-exclusive right and licence to use, reproduce, publish, communicate to the public, translate, create derivative works from and distribute such content into any form, medium or technology now known or hereafter developed. In addition, you waive any and all moral rights in such content.
By sending us content for publication you confirm that you either own the copyright in the content, or are legally entitled to provide it to us, and that you have the consent of all of the people in the content.
By registering an account on the Site, you will have access to enter competitions and/or prize draws on the Site.
Competition and prize draws may be operated by third parties and where they are, this will be made clear to you and additional terms and conditions between that third party and you will apply.
Whether we or a third party operate the completion or prize draw, you will likely be dealing with other third parties directly as a result of it and as such any contracts and/or arrangements will be formed between you and them, without us as a party and we cannot be held liable for your use of or any liability arising out of the same (save to the extent required by law).
The content on the Site is provided “as-is” and 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 content on the Site.
We make no representations, warranties or guarantees, whether express or implied, that the content on the Site is accurate, complete or up to date and we do not accept any responsibility for any of such content.
The Site may include links to the content, web sites and/or services owned and/or operated by third parties. These are provided for your convenience only and we are not responsible for and do not give any warranties or make any representations regarding any such content, web sites and/or services.
The onus for ensuring that content presented on the Internet is legal rests with the original content provider, and we will not be under any obligations to limit access to material unless notified that it is illegal or otherwise in breach of the terms of this agreement. Notwithstanding, we shall have the right to remove any items we believe may be illegal or otherwise in breach of the terms of this agreement.
Sometimes we include links to other websites; if you click on one and make a purchase of a product or service, we may receive a commission.
The intellectual property in all design, text, graphics, photographs and other material (other than user generated content) and the selection or arrangement of such material on the Site is owned by us and/or our respective licensors.
We are the owner of:
All other trade marks, product names and company names or logos cited therein are the property of their respective owners.
Should you create a user account on the Site, the personal details that you provide must be true, accurate and complete.
You must keep your password(s) relevant to the Site confidential and not reveal them to anyone else. You are responsible for all activities that are carried out under your username and password(s). We do not have the means to check the identities of people using the Site and will not be liable where your username and/or password(s) are used by someone else. You agree to notify us immediately by email of any unauthorised use of your account of which you become aware.
You will not create additional accounts for the purpose of abusing the functionality of the Site or other users or for any other reason in breach of the terms of this agreement. You can cancel your account at any time by emailing us.
We shall use reasonable endeavours to ensure that the Site and any information it holds are kept secure. However, due to the nature of the Internet, we cannot accept any liability for those who intentionally attempt to and/ or gain unauthorised access to the same by means such as, without limitation, computer hacking (save to the extent that we are unable to exclude such liability by law) and we do not warrant that the Site or any of its contents are free of viruses or malware.
If you log-in to our sites using social media, for example, Facebook, your profile picture will associated with your account.
Where a claim is brought against us by a third party in relation to your use of the Site you agree to fully reimburse us and all companies within our group for all losses, costs, actions, claims, damages, expenses (including legal costs and expenses) or liabilities, whatsoever suffered or incurred by us or the companies within our group in or as a consequence of your breach of this agreement and your use of the Site which is included on the Site.
We are not liable for things beyond our control, such as power failure and problems on the Internet.
We will not be liable to you 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:
We will not be liable for:
If defective digital content that we have supplied damages a device or digital content belonging to you and this is caused by our failure to use reasonable care and skill. Our only liability will be either to repair the damage or pay you equivalent compensation.
If any provision (or part of a provision) of this agreement is found by any court or administrative body of competent jurisdiction to be invalid, unenforceable or illegal, the other provisions shall remain in force.
THIS AGREEMENT IS PERSONAL TO YOU
This agreement shall be personal to you and you may not assign, transfer, sublet, lease or delegate all or any of your rights and obligations, without our prior written consent.
We reserve the right to assign or transfer all or any of its rights and obligations under this agreement to any companies in the same group as Brides and You or another third party. In the event of assignment or transfer, notification will either be given to you by e-mail or posted on the Site.
If you are a consumer, you will benefit from any mandatory provisions of the law of the country in which you are resident. Nothing in these terms and conditions, including, without limitation, this section dealing with governing law and jurisdiction, affects your rights as a consumer to rely on such mandatory provisions of local law.
In this Privacy Notice, when we refer to any of our Sites we mean any website or app, including e-editions, published by Brides and You, we regardless of how you access it.
This is the main privacy notice for Brides and You. It applies to all our Sites, and brands, but some of them may publish additional or alternative notices, in which case those take precedence.
In summary, depending on your relationship with us, we’ll use your personal information:
This Privacy Notice, which covers all of your personal information whether collected online or offline, including by telephone or where you write to us, together with our Cookie Notice and any Site-specific notice, provides more detail on those activities and explains your rights and how to exercise them.
For all of our Sites, and brands, either Brides and You is the data controller of the personal information that we gather about you. Regardless of which Brides and You is the controller, you can always contact us with questions or concerns about your privacy by emailing us at.
Information that we collect and process about you includes:
We also collect information from cookies on your devices and this includes information about your IP address, MAC address and other identifying information, information about your devices, including your location, from third party advertising networks and how you use our products and services.
USE OF YOUR INFORMATION
We want to offer you products and services which you want to use. We may use and permit others to use your personal data as set out below.
We may use information about you to provide and manage the products and services you have subscribed to or purchased, to help us customise our products or services for you, to personalise your visits to our Sites, to help us to choose products and services we think will interest you, for market research and to improve the usefulness of our Sites, products and services.
We also use your personal data to contact you, including to notify you about changes and updates to products or services, to evaluate the performance of our products and services and to develop new products and services.
We may use your information for the management of our business and improving the operation of our business and that of our business partners, to assess our internal processes and carry out financial checks.
We may monitor, record and store records of calls, email, text messages, social media messages, in person meetings and other communications where permitted by law and we’ll do this where the law requires it, or to comply with regulatory rules, to prevent or detect crime, for evidential purposes, in the interests of protecting the security of our communications systems and procedures and for quality control and staff training purposes.
We may use your data to comply with legal and regulatory obligations.
We may make use of your personal information for direct marketing activities, or supply this information to third parties for their direct marketing activities, with your consent or as permitted by law. By direct marketing activities, we mean the communication directly to particular individuals (by e-mail, post or telephone) of any advertising or marketing material.
Information about you helps us sell advertising to businesses of products and services relevant to you so that we can continue to fund these through advertising and you can continue to use the majority of our websites for free.
We may analyse your data, including whether or not you open a newsletter or click on links, and analyse data, gathered thorough our websites and advertising partners, including by analysing your data in aggregated form into categories (known as segments), to help target offers to you that we think are of interest or relevance to you.
We may disclose details about the use of the Sites to other businesses e.g. to demonstrate patterns of use to advertisers and others. The information we pass on will be anonymised. We compile anonymous records of user trends which we may make use of ourselves or pass to our associated companies, including advertising networks.
If you log-in to our sites using social media, for example, Facebook, Google+, Twitter or similar social media platforms, you are granting permission to the social media platform to share your user details with us. This will include your name and email address which will then be used to form a user identity.
If you send us a picture, or video, for publication you confirm that you have the consent of all of the people in the picture or video. If the picture, or video, features a child, or children, you confirm that you are the the parent or guardian of the child, or children, and have the legal right to grant consent (or the parent or guardian of the child, or children, has granted such consent).
If you enter a competition, any personal information that you share with us will be kept secure and only used in line with the relevant terms and conditions of the competition unless you have opted-in to future marketing from Reach and/or the supplier.
We share information as needed with our third party service providers and partners, as part of providing and administering our products and services or operating our business or as set out below.
We will disclose your information and co-operate with appropriate bodies and authorities in good faith where we are required to by law, a court order, a regulatory authority, or otherwise, including with the police, trading standards, regulatory authorities or other relevant authorities.
We may share information about you with credit reference agencies.
Cookies are small data files sent from a website to your web browser. They are stored in your web browser’s cache and allow a website or a third party to recognise your browser or mobile device. Mobile devices and browsers can be shared by a number of people, so cookies are not always wholly related to individuals.
We collect information about you automatically when you visit our Sites by using cookies (small text files) and other tracking technology.
Our users and readers are central to our business and always have been. Clearly, the world has changed a lot over the past 100 years and our vision of informing and entertaining people has not and we recognise users place a huge amount of trust in us, in our content and the way we do business. A large part of the change has been technology driven, much of which has been hugely challenging for publishing businesses.
We are committed to managing that change in a way that still allows you free access to the content that matters to you, across our digital platforms. However, we also want you to feel in control of the information you generate when you use our Sites and Apps. The information generated from your browsing, helps us to understand how people use our websites, how we can improve them and also make sure advertisers get a good return on their investment. Their advertising funds our activities and the content you read for free.
Like most websites and mobile applications, we use automatic data collection technology when you visit one of our Sites or use one of our Apps. This notice explains how we use so called “cookies” and other related technologies and how you can manage the behaviour of these cookies.
Most web browsers will allow you to turn off cookies. You should look at your web browsers Settings or Help menu to find out how this is done. However, please be aware that switching off cookies may affect the way the Site operates and adversely affect the quality of your experience on the website.
We rely on the following legal bases to use your personal data:
In general, we keep your personal information for as long as we need it for the purpose for which it was collected, plus a short additional period in case of problems. How long we keep it therefore varies according to the type of information it is and why we have it, and will range from a few days or weeks to, in some cases, several years. We have established a full data retention policy, and can provide further information on request.
It’s likely that we’ll need to update this Privacy Notice from time to time. Any changes to this Privacy Notice will be posted here and such changes will become effective as soon as they are posted. Your continued use of the relevant Site constitutes notice to you of all these changes.