Terms and conditions
This website (“Site”) is owned and operated by Pride Life Limited (“Pride Life”), whose registered office is at 2nd Floor, 24 – 32 Stephenson Way, London NW1 2HD.
This Agreement governs the use of the Site and the services provided by Pride Life, including news updates, lifestyle features, the shopping function, the discussion forums, bulletin-boards, competitions, business directories or other facilities provided on the Site.
1. The Website
1.1 The Site is designed to provide an online magazine including a business directory, access to shopping and a discussion forum for the exchange of opinions, comments and information. Pride Life requires its users to abide by the rules of this Agreement. Your use of the Site will constitute your agreement to comply with these rules. If you do not agree with the rules contained in this Agreement, you should not use the Site.
1.2 All users of the Site agree to be bound by the terms and conditions. Pride Life may modify this Agreement from time to time and notice of revisions to this Agreement will be posted here. Continued use of the Site by you will constitute your acceptance of any changes or revisions to the Agreement, so you are advised to check this page regularly.
2. Use of the Services by You
2.1. Pride Life or its licensors owns all material on this Site. You may retrieve and display content from this Site 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 Site.
2.2. You acknowledge that any and all brands on the Site or on any affiliate’s site are trade marks and that you may not use them without prior written permission from Pride Life or affiliate site respectively.
2.3. You may not authorise others to use the subscriber services on the Site, and you are responsible for all of your own use of such services. You agree not to use any obscene, indecent or offensive language, or to place on the Site any material that is false, defamatory, abusive, harassing or hateful. Further, you may not place on the Site, 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 services on the Site only for lawful purposes and you acknowledge that your failure to do so may subject you to civil and criminal liability.
2.4. Other than connecting to Pride Life’s servers by HTTP requests using a Web browser, you may not attempt to gain access to Pride Life’s servers by any means, including, without limitation, by using administrator passwords or by masquerading as an administrator while using any of the Services or otherwise.
2.5. You are responsible for ensuring that any material you provide to the Site or post in any Discussion Forums, including but not limited to text, photographs and sound, does not violate the copyright, trademark, trade secret or any other personal or proprietary rights of any third party and you indemnify Pride Life from and against any and all claims for breaches or such proprietary rights.
2.6. You agree not to disrupt, modify or interfere with any of the services or its associated software, hardware and servers in any way, and you agree not to impede or interfere with others’ use of the Services. You further agree not to alter or tamper with any information or materials on, or associated with, the services on the Site.
3. Use of the Discussion Forums By You
3.1 These Discussion Forum rules have been put in place to help ensure that the Discussion Forum is a welcoming and useful resource for everyone that participates. These rules outline what is deemed unacceptable behaviour and it is important to read them carefully. Any user who breaks the rules or terms and conditions may have their message removed, and possibly be banned from posting on the Discussion Forums.
3.1.1 You must act in a responsible manner and have respect for your fellow users.
3.1.2 Do not post anything relating to any ongoing or pending trial, as this may amount to a contempt of court
3.1.3 Do not impersonate another user or post any form of personal information including email, name, or address to the Discussion Forums without the person’s consent.
3.1.4 Libellous, unlawful, harassing, defamatory, abusive, insulting, harmful, sexist, homophobic, threatening, obscene, racially offensive or otherwise objectionable material will not be tolerated on the Site.
3.1.5 You may not violate, plagiarise, or infringe on the rights of third parties including copyright, trademark, trade secret, privacy, personal, publicity, or proprietary rights in the content that you post.
3.1.6 You may not advertise or solicit any goods or services in the Discussion Forums. Advertising may be posted on our advertising board / forum and if you wish to advertise any goods or services, you are advised to contact us for a quote.
3.2 You are responsible for the content of your posts and Pride Life does not accept any liability for the content or accuracy of your messages. Pride Life reserves the right to republish any material you submit.
3.3 Pride Life 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 Site. Any information or material placed online by users, including advice, comments and opinions, is the view and responsibility of those users and does not necessarily represent the view of Pride Life.
3.4 We cannot and do not review every post before it appears on the site. Pride Life operates a ‘notice and take-down’ policy, which means that if Pride Life notices or is made aware of a post that contravenes these rules, Pride Life 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.
3.5 Pride Life encourages you to contact us if you feel a post violates these rules. Please click the “Report” icon/link to let us know. The post will then be evaluated and removed or edited at the moderator’s discretion.
3.6 Pride Life reserves the right to withdraw, suspend or cancel the Discussion Forums (or any other part of the Site) at any time without notice to you.
4. Material placed on the Site by You
4.1 Users of the Site may submit material for publication in the features area, Discussion Forums, Business Directory or on other areas of the Site. Users acknowledge that any postings to the Site are not private and that Pride Life does not pre-screen all content, but Pride Life shall have the right (but not the obligation) in their sole discretion to refuse or move any content that is available via the Site. Pride Life shall also have the right to remove any content that violates these Terms or is otherwise objectionable. Pride Life accepts no liability in respect of any material submitted by users and published by Pride Life.
4.2 If you want to submit material to the features area, Discussion Forums, Business Directory or to other areas of the Site, you may do so on the following terms and conditions:
4.3 Publication of any material you submit will be at the sole discretion of Pride Life and Pride Life is entitled to make additions or deletions to any such material prior to publication, after publication or to refuse publication.
4.4 You grant Pride Life and its designees a perpetual royalty free non-exclusive licence to use, reproduce, modify, translate, transmit, distribute and sub-licence any information or material you supply or communicate to the Site via such postings, in any medium, for any purpose, including commercial uses. Pride Life will not return it, if submitted and accepts no liability whatsoever for safe custody thereof.
4.5 You may only use the services for lawful purposes, and in particular, you may not use the services in breach of copyright or other intellectual property rights, or to transmit defamatory, offensive or abusive material. Further, you warrant to Pride Life that any material you submit is your own work and that you own the copyright and all relevant rights.
4.6 You warrant that the material you submit complies with the Discussion Forum rules (as set out above) and is not obscene, offensive, harassing, defamatory or otherwise illegal.
4.7 You agree not to post material that is deliberately intended to upset or offend other users.
4.8 You acknowledge that any breach of these warranties may cause Pride Life damage or loss and agree to indemnify and hold harmless Pride Life in full against any third party liabilities, claims, costs, loss or damage, including consequential loss, incurred by Pride Life as a result of publishing any material you submit to us.
5. Use of the Retail Therapy Function
5.1 The Site contains links to other affiliate internet websites and resources. When you click a link to an affiliate site, in order to purchase goods or services from that Site, you may request that a donation of 10% of the commission generated by Pride Life is made to one of several charities or community organisations listed on the Pride Life Site. 10% of the commissions earned will then be paid by Pride Life to the nominated charity or community organisation in accordance with the selection process, on a monthly basis.
5.2 Pride Life reserves the right to withdraw, suspend or cancel the Retail Therapy function at any time without notice to you.
6. Information and Availability
While Pride Life takes every care to ensure that the news, features and information on these Sites is accurate and complete, some of it is supplied to Pride Life by third parties and Pride Life is unable to check its accuracy or completeness. You are advised to verify the accuracy of any information before relying on it. Further, due to the inherent nature of the internet, errors, interruptions and delays may occur in the services at any time. Accordingly, Pride Life’s Sites are provided “as is” without any warranties of any kind and Pride Life does not accept any liability arising from any inaccuracy or omission in the information or interruption in availability.
7.1 Any third party web site that links to this Site must not:
- create a frame or any other browser or border environment around the content of this site;
- imply that Pride Life is endorsing it or its products or services;
- use any Pride Life trade mark displayed on any Pride Life Site without permission from Pride Life;
- infringe any intellectual property or other right of Pride Life or any other person;
- be a web site that contains content that could be construed as distasteful or offensive.
7.2 Pride Life expressly reserves the right to request that any link in breach of these terms be removed and to take whatever other action it deems appropriate.
8. Affiliate Sites
8.1 On this Site, you may be offered automatic links to other sites. Whilst Pride Life hopes you will be interested in those other sites, you acknowledge that their owners may be independent from Pride Life and Pride Life does not endorse or accept any responsibility for their content.
8.2 Pride Life have teamed up with other selected third parties to offer you the opportunity to purchase goods or services via the Site or from any third party’s site/s. Such purchases will be with the named affiliate (and not with Pride Life) and will be governed by the terms and conditions either notified to you at the time of purchase or displayed on the third party website. Pride Life cannot and do not accept any responsibility or liability for any losses you may suffer as a result of entering into any transaction with any affiliate (including as to personal data, confidential information or purchases of goods or services).
8.3 Nothing contained in the Site is an offer or promise by Pride Life or any affiliate or advertiser to sell any product or service for a specific price or on any specific terms, and Pride Life does not guarantee the price, performance, terms, product, availability, information and/or services offered by any affiliate or advertiser. In the event of any dispute with any affiliate or other third party, you hereby release to the fullest extent allowable by law, Pride Life (and all Pride Life’s directors, employees, agents, content providers and service providers) from all claims, demands and damages (actual and consequential) of every kind and nature, known and unknown, suspected and unsuspected, disclosed and undisclosed, arising out of or in any way connected with such disputes.
9. Intellectual Property Rights and Copyright
9.1 The material featured on this Website is subject to UK copyright protection.
9.2 Pride Life and any other magazine trade marks notified from time to time, are trade marks of Pride Life or its sister companies and may be registered in certain jurisdictions. All other trade marks used on these Sites are the property of their respective owners.
9.3 Authorisation to reproduce any material, trade marks or other proprietary information on this Website must be obtained from Pride Life Ltd, except that the copyright protected material on this Site may be reproduced free of charge in any format or medium in order to carry out research for non-commercial purposes, for private study or for internal circulation within an organisation. This is subject to the material being reproduced accurately and not used in a misleading context. The material must be acknowledged as accreditable to Pride Life Ltd and you must give the title of the source document/publication.
9.4 Authorisation to reproduce any material on this Site which is identified as being the copyright of a third party must be obtained from the copyright holders concerned.
9.5 No part of the Site may be reproduced on, or transmitted to or stored in any other website or other form of electronic retrieval system, other than where prior written consent is given by Pride Life.
9.6 All rights in the Pride LifeTM trade mark are owned by Pride Life Ltd. Other product and company names mentioned on this Site are the trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective owners.
9.7 Pride Life respects the intellectual property of others, and we ask our users to do the same. Pride Life may, in appropriate circumstances and at its discretion, terminate the access of users, subscribers, and account holders who infringe the copyright rights of others.
9.8 If you believe that your work has been copied and is accessible on any Pride Life Site in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, or that the Site contains links or other references to another online location that contains material or activity that infringes your copyright, please contact Pride Life immediately. All images on Pridelife.co.uk are readily available in various places on the internet and therefore believed to be in the public domain. If you believe that images appearing on Pridelife.co.uk infringe on your copyright, please let us know immediately and we will remove said image(s) forthwith.
10. Competitions and Prizes
10.1. From time to time, Pride Life or certain promoters will run Competitions on this Site and in its various publications. These may be subject to additional terms that will be made available at the time and the Competitions may not be available in all jurisdictions.
10.2 Prizes are non-transferable, non-negotiable and no cash alternatives will be offered. When dates are specified on any offer or prize, they can not be altered.
10.3 By entering a Competition, the entrant agrees to be bound by the rules and by any other requirements set out in the promotional material accompanying the Competition.
10.5 By entering the Competition, the winner(s) consent to any publicity generated as a result of the Competition, and their name or image being used on the Site, or associated magazine at any time, in connection with announcing the entrant as a winner.
10.6 Competitions are open to all residents of the UK, except employees of Pride Life, the promoter and their immediate families, the promoter?s advertising agency and sales promotion consultancy, and anyone else connected with the creation and administration of the promotion.
10.7 Where Pride Life runs a competition with a promoter, such that the promoter is responsible for the selection and/or the provision of prizes, then Pride Life shall not be responsible for or have any liability for the provision of such prizes.
11. Data protection
11.2 Pride Life and our sponsors and promoters may use your details to let you know about other products and services which we think would be of interest to you, unless you inform us otherwise. Occasionally, we may also pass your details on to selected companies. This will only be done with your permission, so we advise you to check the tick boxes on the relevant registration page carefully. Pride Life is registered as a data controller under the Data Protection Act 1998.
11.3 If you feel that any information that Pride Life holds about you is incorrect, then you should contact Pride Life in order that the incorrect information may be corrected as soon as possible.
You agree to indemnify Pride Life and its subsidiaries, affiliates, officers, employees, advertisers, partners, agents and representatives, and to hold them harmless from any and all claims, demands and liabilities (including legal fees), that may arise from your submissions or provision of content, from your unauthorised use of material obtained through the Site, from your breach of this Agreement, or from any such acts arising through your use of the services on the Site or any other violation of the rights of another person or party.
13. Disclaimer of Warranty and Limitation of Liability
13.1 YOU UNDERSTAND AND AGREE THAT YOU ARE USING THE SITE AND ANY OF ITS SERVICES AT YOUR OWN RISK. THE SITE AND ITS SERVICES ARE PROVIDED “AS IS,” AND TO THE EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, PRIDE LIFE AND ITS AFFILIATES EXPRESSLY DISCLAIM ANY AND ALL WARRANTIES, EXPRESS AND IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO ANY WARRANTIES OF ACCURACY, TITLE, NON-INFRINGEMENT, 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 SITE AND ITS SERVICES.
13.2 PRIDE LIFE AND ITS AFFILIATES MAKE NO WARRANTY, IMPLIED OR EXPLICIT, THAT ANY PART OF THE SERVICES 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 PRIDE LIFE NOR ITS AFFILIATES NOR ANY PARTICIPANT IN THE SITE AND ITS SERVICES 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.
13.3 SAVE FOR THE PROVISIONS OF THE FOLLOWING CLAUSE, PRIDE LIFE AND ITS AFFILIATES SHALL NOT BE LIABLE TO YOU OR ANY THIRD PARTIES FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, SPECIAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR PUNITIVE LOSS OR DAMAGES (INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO LOSS OF REVENUE, BUSINESS, ANTICIPATED SAVINGS OR PROFITS) ALLEGEDLY SUSTAINED ARISING OUT OF:
13.3.1 YOUR ACCESS TO OR ANY INABILITY TO GAIN ACCESS TO ANY OF THE SERVICES AS A RESULT OF ROUTINE OR EMERGENCY MAINTENANCE ON THE SYSTEM, UPGRADES OR EXCESSIVE DEMAND FOR THE SERVICES;
13.3.2 YOUR ACCESS TO OR INABILITY TO ACCESS ANY OF THE SERVICES, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO ANY ERROR, OMISSION, INTERRUPTION, DELETION, DEFECT, DELAY IN OPERATION OR TRANSMISSION, COMMUNICATIONS LINE FAILURE, TECHNICAL MALFUNCTIONS, VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS, UNAUTHORISED ACCESS TO OR ALTERATION TO THE SITE;
13.3.3 LOSS OF DATA, INCLUDING DATA TRANSMITTED BY YOU AND OTHER DATA HELD BY YOU OR OURSELVES, OR IN ANY DELAY, SUSPENSION OR FAILURE IN RECEIVING DATA OR OTHER MATERIAL; AND
13.3.4 YOUR USE OF OR RELIANCE ON THE SITE OR ANY OF THE INFORMATION, MATERIALS OR SERVICES AVAILABLE ON THE SITE, REGARDLESS OF THE TYPE OF CLAIM OR THE NATURE OF THE CAUSE OF ACTION, EVEN IF ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES.
13.4 PRIDE LIFE’S LIABILITY WILL NOT BE LIMITED IN THE CASE OF DEATH OR PERSONAL INJURY DIRECTLY CAUSED BY PRIDE LIFE’S NEGLIGENCE.
14.1 You may unsubscribe from the email newsletter service by notifying us at: firstname.lastname@example.org. We shall deactivate your account within 5 days on receipt of such notice from you.
14.2 Pride Life has the right to terminate or suspend your ability to access the Site and its services, at any time and for any reason, without notice.
14.3 All disclaimers, indemnities and exclusions in these terms and conditions shall survive termination of the agreement between us for any reason.
14.4 Pride Life reserve the right to bring any form of legal action against users or any third parties for breach of these terms and conditions of use of the Site.
15.1 From time to time, our Site may publish articles or features, which some site visitors may find offensive. Pride Life does not intend to offend and suggests that Site visitors who find the tone or content of the Site offensive, no longer visit the Site. No responsibility is taken for any offence caused.
15.3 If any provision of these terms and conditions are found to be invalid by any court having competent jurisdiction, the invalidity of that provision will not affect the validity of the remaining provisions of these terms and conditions, which shall remain in full force and effect.
15.4 Failure of either party to exercise any right or remedy under these terms and conditions does not constitute a waiver of that right or remedy.
15.5 We may modify these terms and conditions at any time. Your continued use of the Website signifies your acceptance of such modifications.
15.6 We may assign or transfer our rights under these terms and conditions to a third party at any time. In such circumstances, the third party shall assume all of our obligations and we shall be relieved of any and all liability under these terms and conditions.
15.7 No third parties shall have any rights under this Agreement.
15.8 In the event of any dispute between you and us, both of us agree that such dispute shall first be subject to mediation. However, if both of us are unable to reach a compromise, both of us will be free to conduct litigation in the Courts of England.
15.9 You agree that this Agreement, for all purposes, shall be governed by and construed in accordance with English law. You also agree, subject to the following clause, to submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English courts as regards any claim or matter arising under this Agreement.
15.10 For the exclusive benefit of Pride Life, Pride Life shall retain the right to bring proceedings as to the substance of the matter in the courts of the country of your residence.
If you do not agree to the terms and conditions set out here, please do not use the Site.
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