Terms & Conditions
This document governs the relationship between you and SHORTS INTERNATIONAL LIMITED when you use the www.shortstv.com online services and any other Shorts International Limited controlled websites.
TERMS OF SERVICE
We provide our online services to you subject to the following terms and conditions. You must read these terms and conditions before using the online services. By using the online services you agree to be bound by the terms and conditions set out below, which may be updated by us from time to time. In addition, when using particular services or entering competitions, you shall be subject to any further guidelines and rules applicable to such services which may be posted by us from time to time. All such guidelines and rules are hereby incorporated by reference into these terms. In the case of any inconsistency between any such guideline or rule and these terms, the guideline or rule shall prevail. If you do not wish to be bound by these terms and conditions, you may not use the online services.
"Contract" means this agreement; "Information" means all material delivered by us through the Website;
"Registration Form" means the form you must complete in order to receive newsletters, participate in any SHORTS INTERNATIONAL LIMITED online competition and/or register on the Website for any other reason;
"Registration Information" means all personally identifiable information collected by us when a user registers on the Website and/or participates in any SHORTS INTERNATIONAL LIMITED online competition and/or registers for any other reason;
"Service" means the provision by us to you of access to the Information through this Website;
"we", "us", "our" means SHORTS INTERNATIONAL LIMITED of 6-8 Luke Street, London EC2A 4XY;
"Website" means the websites and online services situated at at www.shortshd.com;
"you", "your" "yourself", means you, the Service end-user.
2 REGISTRATION, PASSWORD, SECURITY AND USE
To sign up to receive newsletters and to access all areas of the Website, you must be at least 16 years of age and complete the online registration process by clicking on the "Register" button and providing us with true, accurate, current and complete information about yourself (as prompted by the Registration Form). You will need to submit various details including your name and email address and choose a password and a user name. You are entirely responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your password and other account details. Furthermore, you are entirely responsible for any and all activities that occur under your account. You agree to: (a) notify us immediately of any unauthorised use of your account or any other breach of security; and (b) exit from your account at the end of each session. We cannot and will not be liable for any loss or damage arising from your failure to comply with this paragraph 2. If you provide any information that is untrue, inaccurate, or not current or complete, or we have reasonable grounds to suspect that such information is untrue, inaccurate, or not current or complete, we have the right to suspend or terminate your access to those parts of the Service requiring registration. You acknowledge that we may establish general practices and limits concerning use of the Service, including without limitation the maximum number of days that message board postings or other uploaded content will be retained by the Website and the maximum number of times (and the maximum duration for which) you may access the Service in a given period of time. You agree that we have no responsibility or liability for the deletion of or failure to store any messages and other communications or other content maintained or transmitted by the Service. You further acknowledge that we reserve the right to change these general practices and limits at any time, in our sole discretion, with or without notice.
3 DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTIES
The Service is provided on an "as is" and "as available" basis and we make no warranties or representations, whether express or implied, in relation to the Service, including but not limited to implied warranties or conditions of completeness, accuracy, satisfactory quality and/or fitness for a particular purpose.
You acknowledge that:
(a) it is technically impossible to provide the Service free of faults and that we do not undertake to do so;
(b) faults may lead to temporary unavailability of the Service;
(c) the results that may be obtained from the use of the Service may include inaccuracies or typographical errors; and
(d) the operation of the Service may be adversely affected by conditions and performances outside our control, including without limitation, transmission and telecommunications links between us and you, between different parts of our network, and between us and other systems and networks.
You further acknowledge that some of the Information, for example software, is supplied to us by third parties and accordingly we offer no warranty of whatever nature in relation to such Information.
We will not be liable to you for failures, defects or delays in the Service in any circumstances, including without limitation where:
(a) you have provided incorrect information in connection with the Service;
(b) you accidentally erase an element of the Service provided to you; or
(c) you fail to comply with the instructions for use of the Service as explained by us.
4 LIMITATION OF LIABILITY
You agree that, except for death and personal injury arising from our negligence, we shall not be liable in contract, tort, negligence, statutory duty or otherwise, for any loss or damage whatsoever arising from or in any way connected with this Contract or the use or performance of the Service or Website, including without limitation, damage for loss of business, loss of profits, business interruption, loss of business information, or any other pecuniary loss (even where we have been advised of the possibility of such loss or damage).
5 RIGHTS GRANTED/ RIGHTS RESERVED
We provide the Information to you solely for your personal, non-commercial purposes and you may download the Information onto only one (1) computer hard drive for such purposes. The Information may not be used for any other purpose including without limitation, publication, reproduction or transmission without our express written permission, subject to which you may upload and/ or send material derived from the Information or other material to us. By uploading or sending any material to us, whilst you continue to retain ownership of such material and may continue to use the content outside the Website, you thereby grant to us an irrevocable, unconditional, world-wide, royalty free licence to use such material or any part of it in perpetuity in any and all media and in any manner we may determine in our sole discretion. Furthermore, you thereby waive all so-called moral rights or other similar rights in such material. You agree not to copy, modify, create a derivative work, reverse engineer, reverse assemble or otherwise attempt to discover the source code, sell, assign, sub-license, grant a security interest in or otherwise transfer any right in the Information.
We reserve the right at our discretion and without any obligation to remove, delete, modify, edit , exploit or otherwise deal at our discretion with any material or content uploaded, or otherwise submitted by you to the Website including without limitation video, audio, still photographs and artwork, links, embedded content, data, information, software, text and personal information. All rights not expressly granted are reserved to us.
6 USER CONDUCT
We provide the Service to you solely for your personal, private use. You undertake not to use the Service:
(a) for any unlawful purpose;
(b) in any way so that the Service is interrupted, damaged, rendered less efficient or the functionality of the Service is in any way impaired;
(c) in any way that may damage or disrupt another user's computer;
(d) for the transmission, uploading or posting of any computer viruses or any harmful or deleterious files or programs;
(e) to transmit, upload or post any material which is defamatory, offensive, racist, vulgar, libellous or of an obscene or menacing character, or in such a way as to cause annoyance, inconvenience or needless anxiety;
(f) as a means to threaten, stalk, harass, abuse, or otherwise insult other users or to collect or store personal data about other users;
(g) in a manner which constitutes a violation or infringement of any person, firm or company's rights (including, but not limited to, rights of copyright or confidentiality);
(h) to transmit any material for the purposes of publicity, promotion and/or advertising without our prior written consent unless such transmission has been specifically requested by another user of the Service;
(i) to create a false identity for the purpose of misleading others as to the identity of the sender or the origin of a message, including, but not limited to impersonating an SHORTS INTERNATIONAL LIMITED employee, manager, host or another user; or
(j) to transmit, upload, post or otherwise make available any solicited or unauthorised advertising, promotional materials, "junkmail", "spam", "chain letters", "pyramid schemes" or any duplicative or unsolicited messages.
Notwithstanding this, we do not control the content posted by you or other users of the Service and as such, do not guarantee the accuracy, integrity or quality of such content. By using the Service, you acknowledge that you may be exposed to content that is offensive or objectionable. Furthermore, whilst we make every effort to test and check Information and content on the Website for viruses, we recommend that you run anti-virus programs on any Information and/or content obtained via the Service.
Under no circumstances will we be liable in any way for any content or any damage incurred as a result of you accessing any content posted or otherwise transmitted via the Service. You acknowledge that we have the right (but not the obligation) to refuse access to or remove any content made available via the Service. As part of our service to you we provide various message board, chatroom, weblog, profile pages and other message and communication facilities (the "Service") that may provide you and other users an opportunity to submit, upload, post, display, transmit and/or exchange information, ideas, opinions, information, files, messages, transmissions and content with other users and/or with us and these are referred to as a "Post" or "Posting".
If a Posting originates from you or your User ID, you hereby agree that:
(a) you are placing the Posting in the public domain without reservation of any rights or further control over the Posting or its use and you specifically authorise SHORTS INTERNATIONAL LIMITED NE and affiliates to use such Posting in whole or in part, throughout the universe, and you are automatically granting SHORTS INTERNATIONAL LIMITED NE and affiliates a royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable, unrestricted, unconditional, non-exclusive license to use, reproduce, modify, publish, edit, adapt, create derivative works from, translate, distribute, perform, display and otherwise exploit such Posting and all elements thereof alone or as part of other works in any form, media, or technology, whether now known or hereafter developed or discovered, and to license and sub-license such rights through multiple tiers of sub-licenses, all without any notification or obligation to you, of compensation, attribution or otherwise;
(b) You are the sole and exclusive creator, author and owner of your Posting, and no one else has any right in or to your Posting;
SHORTS INTERNATIONAL LIMITED NE names, images and logos, and any names, images and logos of any third parties, and their products and services are proprietary marks of SHORTS INTERNATIONAL LIMITED NE or the respective third party. Nothing contained herein shall be construed as conferring impliedly or otherwise any licence or right under any trade mark or patent of SHORTS INTERNATIONAL LIMITED NE, its associated companies or any other third party. All copyright, trade marks and other intellectual property rights in this site (including the design, arrangement and look and feel) and all material or content supplied as part of the site shall remain at all times the property of SHORTS INTERNATIONAL LIMITED NE or SHORTS INTERNATIONAL LIMITED NE licensors. In accessing the Website, you agree that you do so only for your own personal, non-commercial use. You may not, nor may you agree to permit or assist in any way any third party to, copy, reproduce, download, post, store (including in any other web site), distribute, transmit, broadcast, commercially exploit or modify in any way the material or content without SHORTS INTERNATIONAL LIMITED NE's prior written permission.
8 USER GENERATED CONTENT
Submission and uploading of all content including without limitation, photos, artwork, video, audio files and postings onto the Website, and websites owned and operated by organisations and individuals with which SHORTS INTERNATIONAL LIMITED NE has entered into an agreement regarding upload of content is subject to the Shorts International Limted Content Submission Conditions.
9 PARENTAL RESPONSIBILITY
We are concerned about the safety and well being of all our users, but children in particular. Parents who allow their children to use the Service should take care to supervise and assist their children. We remind you that the Service is designed to appeal to a wide audience. As the legal guardians, we remind parents that it is their responsibility to supervise children and to determine whether particular areas of the Website are suitable for your child.
You further undertake that in the event that you have any right, claim or action against any other user arising from the use of the Service, you shall pursue such right, claim or action independently of, and without recourse to us. You will fully indemnify and defend us against all claims, liability, damages, costs and expenses, including legal fees, arising out of a breach of this Contract or any use of the Service, the Information or the Website by you. You acknowledge that we have limited control over the nature and content of Information and programs transmitted or received by you or others who use the Service and that we do not examine in any way the use to which you put the Service. You agree to fully indemnify us against any claims or legal proceedings arising in connection with your use of the Service which are brought or threatened against us by any other person.
11 INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY
You acknowledge that all copyright, trade marks and all other intellectual property rights in the Service, Information and the Website shall remain vested in us or our licensors.
12 SUSPENSION AND TERMINATION
We shall have the right to immediately terminate this Contract and/or suspend your access to the Service if you commit a breach of these terms and conditions.
When entering a specific competition we will alert you to any particular rules and/or restrictions applicable to that competition. Please click here and ensure that you read our general competition rules which apply to all of our competitions in the absence of any specific rules to a competition.
14 USER PRIVACY
If you want to amend your Registration Information or add or remove your name from an SMS, newsletter or other distribution list (which you have subscribed to on the Website), you can click on the "Update Profile" link when logged in on the Website and amend your profile accordingly.
15 SHORTS INTERNATIONAL LIMITED MOBILE SERVICES
Click here for information on our mobile services and additional terms and conditions applicable when users interact with us via mobile devices/SMS (for example, when entering competitions or registering a vote).
16 COMPLAINTS AND TAKE DOWN
If you wish to make a complaint about the Website or if you think your intellectual property or other rights have been infringed on the Website or other SHORTS INTERNATIONAL LIMITED services, you give us full details by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
17 OTHER WEBSITES
This Website may contain links to other websites which are not controlled by us. This Contract only applies to your use of this Website and the Service and we shall not be responsible for any content on any other websites. Any link to any other website does not amount to an endorsement of that website or its content.
18 CHANGES TO THIS CONTRACT AND THE SERVICE
We reserve the right to change the terms and conditions of this Contract from time to time and your continued use of the Service following such change shall be deemed to be your acceptance of any such change. It is your responsibility to check this file regularly to determine whether this Contract has been changed. If you do not agree to any change in the terms and conditions of this Contract then you must immediately stop using the Service. We also reserve the right to change and update the Service from time to time.
Each provision of this Contract excluding or limiting liability shall be construed separately, applying and surviving even if for any reason one or other of those provisions is held to be inapplicable or unenforceable in any circumstances and shall remain in force notwithstanding the termination of this Contract.
20 NO WAIVER
No waiver by us shall be construed as a waiver of any preceding or succeeding breach of any provision.
21 CHOICE OF LAW AND JURISDICTION
This Contract shall be governed by English law and the parties hereby irrecoverably submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English courts.
These Website Terms and Conditions were last updated on 4 July 2011