J.K. Rowling The Ickabog Illustration Competition

Terms of Use

This section sets out the terms of use (“Terms”) for the website at [www.hachettechildrens.co.uk/theickabogcompetition] (“Website”). References to “our” “we” and “us” are to Hodder & Stoughton Limited (“Company”). We are part of Hachette Children’s Group and the Hachette UK Group of companies (as described in our Privacy Notice). References to “you” and “your” mean the person using the Website under these Terms.

The Website contains a competition promoted by the Company. These Terms should be read in conjunction with the Competition Terms and Conditions and our Privacy Notice. In the event that there is a discrepancy between these Terms and the Competition Terms and Conditions, the Competition Terms and Conditions shall prevail over these Terms.

By using the Website you acknowledge that you have read, understood and agree to be bound by these Terms. We may update these Terms and any other notices on the Website (including the Privacy Notice) without the consent of any other person. All changes will be effective when posted on the Website and you will be bound by any new terms when you visit the Website. If you do not agree to these Terms (including any amendments) you must not use the Website.

Rights

You acknowledge that all rights in the Website and their contents (including but not limited to text, photographs, graphics, and downloads) are owned by or have been licensed to us or are otherwise used by us as permitted by applicable law. In accessing the Website you agree that you will access the contents solely for your own personal, non-commercial use and you acknowledge that you are not permitted to copy, download, post, store in any medium (including any other website), distribute, transmit, modify or show in public any part of the Website without our prior written permission or in accordance with the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988 as amended from time to time or other relevant provisions which are or may be in force. All brand names, product names and titles used in the Website are trade names, and in some instances trade marks, of their respective holders. No permission is given in respect of use of any of the above, and such use may constitute an infringement of the holders’ rights.

User-Generated Content (“UGC”)

If you submit material to the Website, we accept no liability in respect of any material submitted by any user and published by us and we are not responsible for its content or accuracy.

In submitting material to the Website you agree to be bound by the following terms of acceptable use (“Terms of Acceptable Use”):

  • Publication of any material you submit for the purpose of publication will be at our sole discretion. We reserve the right to make additions or deletions to the text or graphics prior to publication, or to refuse publication;
  • You grant to us a non-exclusive, perpetual, royalty-free, worldwide licence to copy, sublicense, adapt, create derivative works from, republish and in any way distribute in any format any material (including, but not limited to print and electronic format) that you submit to us. You waive any and all moral rights in relation to the material you submit, including but not limited to your right to be identified as the author of such content and your right to object to derogatory treatment of it;
  • You will not submit any material which is intended to or which might upset others or which is unlawful, obnoxious, indecent, profane, harassing, derogatory or rude;
  • You will not submit any material that is promotional or commercial in nature;
  • You will not submit personal information about another person or make attempts to solicit personal information from anyone;
  • You warrant that any material that you submit will be relevant to the content in respect of which it is submitted;
  • You warrant that any material that you submit to us is your own original work and that you own the copyright and any other relevant rights in it;
  • You warrant that any material that you submit to us is not obscene, offensive, defamatory of any person or a misuse of private information, and that it does not constitute hate speech against an identifiable group and is not otherwise illegal;
  • You warrant that you are aware that if you disclose personal information in content that you provide to public forums on the Website including bulletin boards and other comment or review functions, then that information can be collected and used by others and may result in unsolicited messages from third parties;
  • You acknowledge that any breach of these warranties may cause us damage or loss and you agree to indemnify us in full and permanently against any third party liability, claims, costs, loss or damage (including indirect and consequential loss) that we incur as a result of publishing material that you submit to us; and
  • We reserve the right to remove your access to individual services completely if we believe you are not complying with these Terms of Acceptable Use or these Terms. Where appropriate, we reserve the right to report your details to the applicable law enforcement agencies.

If you believe that material has been published on the Website that does not comply with the Terms of Acceptable Use, please contact us and include details of why you think the material breaches the Terms of Acceptable Use.

Competition

The Website contains a competition, which is governed by the Competition Terms and Conditions. The Competition Terms and Conditions contain eligibility requirements and other terms. It is your responsibility to read those Competition Terms and Conditions to determine whether your participation, registration or entry will be valid and to determine the requirements upon you in connection with the competition.

Data Protection and Privacy

We may need to know your personal details including your name, address and email address to provide you with information or reply to your queries or for purposes in connection with UGC. Please see the Privacy Notice on this Website for more information.

Liability Disclaimer

The Website is provided by us in good faith on an “as is” basis. We make no representations or warranties, express or implied, about the Website or the material contained or referred to on it or available for download from it and will not be held liable in any way for your use of it. Except to the extent provided by the applicable law, we disclaim all warranties, express or implied, including implied warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose. We and all affiliated companies and individuals exclude to the fullest extent permitted by law all liability in contract or tort (including negligence) or otherwise for any direct, indirect, incidental, special and consequential damages, losses and expenses whatsoever including loss of business, anticipated savings revenues, profits, goodwill or reputation arising out of or in any way connected with the use of the Website and/or any information, content, or services obtained through it. We endeavour to ensure that all information and material on the Website is correct and accurate but do not accept any liability for errors or omissions, nor do we warrant that use of the Website will be uninterrupted.

The Website may be used only for lawful purposes and in a manner which does not infringe the rights of or restrict or inhibit the use and enjoyment of the Website by any third party. We have the right to edit, refuse to post or remove any material submitted to or posted on the Website. We are not responsible for, nor do we accept any liability for, any material posted on the Website otherwise than by us. Any opinions, advice, statements, offers or other information expressed or made available by third parties on the Website are those of the third party concerned. We neither endorse nor are responsible for the accuracy or reliability of any such third party material.

Site Security

While we make reasonable attempts to exclude viruses, worms, Trojans and other malicious or destructive computer code from the Website and its contents, we cannot guarantee such exclusion. We give no assurance (whether express or implied), assume no obligation and accept no liability in relation to these matters. You are strongly recommended to take all appropriate safeguards before using the Website or downloading any information or content from it.

Force Majeure

We shall not be liable for any loss, damage or otherwise as a direct or indirect result of the failure to perform or delay in performing any of our obligations nor shall there be a breach of these Terms as a result of the occurrence of any event whatsoever beyond our control, including without limitation acts of God, fire, flood, storm, civil disturbance, explosion, pandemic or epidemic, power failure or reduction of power supplies, acts, orders or requirements of any governmental or regulatory body, lack or shortage of materials, impossibility of the use of railways, shipping, aircraft, motor transport or other means of public or private transport, impossibility of the use of public or private telecommunications networks, adverse weather conditions, inability to procure or delay in procuring equipment and materials from our normal suppliers, mechanical breakdown or strike, lock-out or labour disputes.

Governing Law and Jurisdiction

Your use of the Website and the operation of these Terms shall be governed in accordance with the laws of England. The English courts shall have the exclusive jurisdiction over any dispute arising out of your use of the Website except that we may take action in any jurisdiction to protect our intellectual property rights or to recover any amount owed to us.

Links to Other Websites

We are not responsible for the content of any other website, including any website through which you may have gained access to this Website or to which you may gain access from this Website. We do not accept any liability in connection with such other websites or links.

General

The Website and the information on it may be changed or updated without notice, unless we specify to the contrary.

If all or any part of these Terms is determined by any competent authority to be invalid, unlawful or unenforceable to any extent, such term shall to that extent be severed from the remaining Terms, which shall continue to be valid and enforceable to the fullest extent permitted by law.

Our failure to exercise or enforce any rights or any provision of these Terms will not constitute a waiver of such right or provision unless acknowledged and agreed to by us in writing.

The parties (you and we) do not intend the Terms or any part of them to be enforceable by any person who is not a party to these terms pursuant to the Contracts (Rights of Third Parties) Act 1999 except that members of the Hachette UK group of companies are intended beneficiaries of this Agreement. However, we may amend these terms without other group members’ consent and subsections 2(1)(a) to (c) of the Contract (Rights of Third Parties) Act 1999 shall not apply to these terms.

Trademarks

None of the trademarks, logos, trade names or brands published on this Website may be copied or used in any way without prior written permission.

International use

Those who choose to access the Website from locations outside the United Kingdom do so on their own initiative and are responsible for compliance with English laws.

If you have any queries about the Website please contact us.

The Website is operated by Hodder & Stoughton Limited.

VAT number: 205505305

Our company is registered in England and Wales, registration number 651692. Our registered address and postal address is:

Carmelite House,
50 Victoria Embankment,
London EC4Y 0DZ,
UK

Telephone: +44 (0)20 3122 6000