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Booker Prize Foundation is the owner of the Website. We reserve the right to amend these Terms and Conditions at any time and if we do so we will post notice of the change on the Website by updating the text of this page and you will be deemed to have accepted such changes. Certain parts of the Material and Services made available through or via the Website may have additional terms and conditions applicable to them (for instance the rules of any competitions, Website forums; any password protected parts of the Website).
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The Booker Prize Foundation is committed to providing a website that is accessible to the widest possible audience, regardless of ability, capability or technology. We aim to conform to the World Wide Web Consortium’s (W3C’s) Web Content Accessibility Guidelines, to a AA level, wherever possible.
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Please be aware that we cannot control the actions of forum users, nor can we monitor forums continuously, and in addition to the ‘Disclaimer’ and ‘Limitations of liability’, set out below, Booker Prize Foundation is not liable for any use of a forum in contravention of the these terms and conditions nor for any inappropriate or offensive material posted by forum users.
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If the Originator is not the copyright owner, it is the responsibility of the Originator to obtain copyright and any other necessary clearance for use of any Uploaded Content.
Users must not infringe any rights of the owner of Uploaded Content. If a User has any queries with regard to Uploaded Content the Originator should be contacted.
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Please also see ‘Competitions’ below with regard to Uploaded Content.
So far as permitted by law, Booker Prize Foundation does not accept any liability to any person or organisation relating to the use of the Material (see also ‘Limitation of liability’, below).
Every precaution is taken by Booker Prize Foundation to ensure that the content of the Website is accurate, legally correct and ethical but Booker Prize Foundation cannot be held responsible for any action (or lack or omission of an action) taken by any person or organisation (wherever that person or organisation resides, operates from or is otherwise based) in respect of the Material or any part of it contained in or to which access is obtained via the Website.
It is acknowledged by the User that while every proportionate and appropriate step has been taken to ensure that Material on the Website is accurate at the time it originates, it may not be completely up to date.
See also the specific disclaimers elsewhere in these Terms and Conditions.
Copyright in the Material on the Website (including but not limited to information, data, text, graphics, links or computer codes which are published on, contained in or available in the Website) is owned by or licensed for use to:
Use of the Material must comply with these Terms and Conditions (see ‘General provisions as to use of the Website’) unless Booker Prize Foundation or (where applicable) the copyright owner(s) agree(s) otherwise. Note that all Material which takes the form, or is in the nature, of a database attracts database rights which are protected in the same way as copyright. Authors also retain moral rights independently of ownership of copyright.
The name and any logo of Booker Prize Foundation on the Website (including but not limited to logos related to the Prizes) are trade names, service marks or trademarks of Booker Prize Foundation and may not be used without the prior written consent of Booker Prize Foundation.
The Website contains links to websites operated by parties other than Booker Prize Foundation and which are not under the control of, and are not maintained by, Booker Prize Foundation. Booker Prize Foundation includes these links to provide the User with access to information and services that it may find useful and/or interesting. Uploaded Content will also contain links to third party websites. Booker Prize Foundation does not endorse and is not responsible for the content or any aspect of these third-party websites and/or pages or for anything provided by them. If the User has any concerns about the content or any aspect of any linked third-party website or any website purporting to associate itself with Booker Prize Foundation please contact [email protected].
Whilst Booker Prize Foundation makes all reasonable and proportionate attempts to exclude viruses from the Website it cannot ensure or guarantee such exclusion and no liability is accepted for damage caused through the downloading of viruses. Booker Prize Foundation does not warrant:
The User is strongly recommended to take all appropriate safeguards before downloading Material from the Website.
Although the Website will use encryption security software where online payment details are accepted and/or registration details are given, the security of information and payments transmitted via the internet cannot be guaranteed. Any loss incurred or sustained by any User who transmits information by means of email or other internet links will be borne solely and exclusively by that User (unless the applicable prevailing law directs otherwise) and in no event will any such loss be born in whole or part by Booker Prize Foundation or its personnel or representatives.
Without affecting any statutory rights, or any specific terms and conditions, the User agrees that where applicable its use of the Service(s) is on an ‘as is’ and ‘as available’ basis, whether express or implied or statutory.
Booker Prize Foundation will not be liable for the following:
Booker Prize Foundation shall not be held in breach of its obligations, nor liable to the User for any loss or damage which may be suffered by it or any other person or organisation, for any cause beyond Booker Prize Foundation’s reasonable control. This includes (but is not limited to) any act of God, fire, storm, flood, lightening, disease, epidemic, pandemic, strike, trade dispute, act of terrorism, any act or omission of government or regulatory bodies or of communications operators.
The User warrants to Booker Prize Foundation not to use the Website, the Material (or any part of it) for any purpose that:
Booker Prize Foundation reserves the absolute right to bar Users from the Website, to report any misuse of the Website to the relevant authorities (wherever situated) and, where appropriate, to take legal action in respect of any infringement or breach of the terms and conditions of use of the Website.
To the fullest extent permitted by law, the User indemnifies Booker Prize Foundation, its personnel and representatives, against all claims, liability, losses, damages and expenses including (without limitation) legal fees and costs arising out of, or incurred as a result of, any claims made, or litigation brought, against Booker Prize Foundation its personnel and representatives, as a result of the use by the User of the Website and/or the Material, for whatever purpose.
If any provisions of these Terms and Conditions are held to be invalid or unenforceable, the validity or enforceability of the remaining provisions shall not be affected.
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If these Terms and Conditions are not accepted in full, the use of this Website must be terminated immediately.
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