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Terms of use

These terms tell you how you may use our website www.sportrelief.com (the “Site”).

The Site is operated by Charity Projects (operating as Comic Relief) (“Comic Relief”, “we” or “us”). We are a charity registered in England & Wales with number 326568 and in Scotland with number SC039730, and a company limited by guarantee registered in England with number 1806414. Our registered office is at Hanover House, 14 Hanover Square, London W1S 1HP, with our place of business being at 89 Albert Embankment, London SE1 7TP. If you’d like to get in touch with us, visit our Contact Page.

By using this Site you accept and agree to comply with these terms of use. Comic Relief may amend these terms of use at any time by updating the text of this page, so please check back regularly.

These terms of use also refer to our Privacy Policy, which also applies to your use of the Site.

Definitions

In these terms of use, the following words have the following meanings:

"Content" means all content on this Site, including all information, graphics, trade marks, logos, branding, designs, text, photos, films, sounds, software and applications; and
"Contribution(s)" means anything that you, or another user, post on or upload to this Site or send to Comic Relief, including any photographs, video or audio clips, comments, posts or competition entries.

The site

The Site is made available free of charge, and we do not guarantee that our Site, or any Content, will be secure, free from bugs or viruses, available or uninterrupted, or that the Content is accurate, complete or up to date. We may update and change our Site from time to time. We may suspend or withdraw or restrict the availability of all or any part of the Site for business and operational reasons.

The Content on our Site is provided for general information and entertainment only. It is not intended to be advice on which you should rely.

Our Site is directed to people residing in the United Kingdom and aged 18 or over.

Comic Relief software terms

Use of the Comic Relief Software
You may use Comic Relief Software solely to use and enjoy the Site, and as permitted by the above Terms of Use, and these Software Terms. Your right to use any of the Comic Relief Software will terminate automatically without notice if you breach or do not comply with any of these Software Terms or the Terms of Use. You must not use the Comic Relief Software for any illegal purpose. We may terminate your right to use any Comic Relief Software at any time, or may stop providing any Comic Relief Software at our sole discretion.

No Reverse Engineering
Unless explicitly permitted under applicable mandatory law, you must not, and you will not encourage, assist or authorise any other person to copy, modify, reverse engineer, decompile or disassemble, or otherwise tamper with, the Comic Relief Software, whether in whole or in part, or create any derivative works from or of the Comic Relief Software.

Updates
In order to keep the Comic Relief Software up-to-date, we may offer automatic or manual updates at any time and without notice to you.



Content

This Site and all the Content on it, including all intellectual property rights included in the Site and Content, is owned by Comic Relief (or our licensors and Content providers). All rights in the Content are reserved to their respective owners, unless expressly stated otherwise.

Any Contribution you send or post to this Site remains your property, but Comic Relief may use your Contribution as described under "How Comic Relief Will Use Your Contributions" below.

You may print, download and use Content, but only for your personal use or to share with others in order to raise awareness about Comic Relief. In doing so, you must acknowledge us (or any identified contributors) as the authors of the Content on our Site.

You must not:

  • use any Content on this Site for personal gain, for any commercial purpose, to advertise or sell any products or services, to promote a business, or in any way which damages our reputation, takes advantage of it, or suggests any form of association, approval or endorsement by us;
  • modify any Content you print or download in any way, and you must not use any illustrations, photographs, video or audio sequences or any graphics separately from any accompanying text;
  • use any Content or this Site in any way that breaches applicable law or regulation;
  • frame or use framing techniques to enclose any trademark, logo or other proprietary information (including images, text, page layout, or form) of the Site without our express written consent;
  • copy, transmit, store or distribute any part of this Site or any Content, unless we have expressly indicated that you may do so;
  • alter, modify, adapt, reverse engineer, disassemble or create derivative works of any software which is accessible through this Site;
  • transmit any data, send or upload any material that contains viruses, Trojan horses, worms, spyware or any other harmful programs or similar computer code designed to adversely affect the operation of any computer software or hardware;
  • interfere with or attempt to gain unauthorised access to our Site, the server on which our Site is stored or any server, computer or database connected to our Site; or
  • collect or use any personal details from this Site.

You warrant that you will comply with the above provisions, and you will be liable to us and indemnify us for any breach of that warranty. This means that you will be responsible for any loss or damage we suffer as a result of your breach of this warranty.

In addition, if you fail to comply with these provisions, your right to use the Site will end immediately and you will be required, at our option, to return or destroy any copies of the material you have made. We may report any such breach of these provisions to the relevant authorities and we will co-operate with those authorities by disclosing your identity to them. Any action that we take is without prejudice to any of our accrued rights.



Your Contributions

If you make use of a feature that allows you to upload content to our Site, or to make contact with Comic Relief, you must comply with the following:

  • Contributions must comply with applicable law and regulation.
  • You must be aged 18 or over, or have the permission of a parent or legal guardian.
  • You must have all the necessary rights to post or submit your Contributions and to grant us the rights described in “How Comic Relief Will Use Your Contributions” below. This includes having the permission from everyone in a picture or video (for those aged under 18, permission must be from their parent or legal guardian).
  • Contributions must not be defamatory, discriminatory, indecent or abusive, political, offensive, objectionable or otherwise inappropriate, and must not infringe any person’s intellectual property or privacy rights “(Contribution Rules”).

You warrant that any such Contribution complies with these standards, and you will be liable to us and indemnify us for any breach of that warranty. This means that you will be responsible for any loss or damage we suffer as a result of your breach of warranty.

In addition, if you fail to comply with these standards, or if Comic Relief in its sole discretion considers that any Contribution, conduct or use of this Site is inappropriate in any way, we reserve the right (without prior notice) to: (a) warn you via email and require you to discontinue such conduct or use; (b) delete any Contribution you have posted to this Site; and/or (c) take other measures, including terminating, suspending or restricting use of this Site, and/or reporting any breach of these standards to the relevant authorities and we will co-operate with those authorities by disclosing your identity to them.

Any Contributions you upload or make to this Site will be considered non-confidential and non-proprietary.

You should always give careful consideration before making public any personal information about yourself or anyone else (for example telephone number, home address or email address), especially anything that could identify anyone who is under 18 years old.


How Comic Relief will use your contributions

When you upload or provide Contributions to the Site, you grant to us the following rights to use those Contributions:

  • You grant to Comic Relief a perpetual, royalty-free, worldwide, non-exclusive licence to use, reproduce, edit, distribute, prepare derivative works of, display, and broadcast the Contributions in any media, for any purpose. You consent to the use of your first name and town in connection with the use of your Contribution, and the promotion of your Contribution, the Site and/or Comic Relief.
  • You grant to other users of the Site and to third parties (being Comic Relief partners, broadcasters and suppliers) a perpetual, royalty-free, worldwide, non-exclusive licence to use, display and broadcast the Contributions in connection with the use of the Site, and to promote the Site and Comic Relief, and in accordance with the functionality of the Site.
  • You also waive all ‘moral rights’ in the materials (‘moral rights’ are described in the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988) to allow the above uses.

Comic Relief has the right to disclose your identity to any third party who is claiming that any Contributions you make constitute a violation of their intellectual property rights, or of their right to privacy, or otherwise as Comic Relief may deem to be appropriate.

If you do not wish to grant us these rights, please do not upload, send or otherwise provide your Contribution to this Site or to Comic Relief.

Comic Relief does not endorse any Contribution or any opinion, statement, or advice expressed by users of this Site wherever it may appear. Comic Relief does not oversee, monitor or moderate any interactive service we provide on the Site. If you believe that any Contribution does not accord with the Contribution Rules, please contact us. To the fullest extent permitted by law, Comic Relief expressly disclaims all liability in connection with any Contributions made by users of this Site wherever it may appear.


Intellectual property claims

Comic Relief respects the intellectual property of others. If you believe that your intellectual property rights have been used in a way that gives rise to concerns of infringement, please contact us.


Limitation of liability

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Comic Relief (and its group companies, officers, trustees, employees and agents) shall not be liable or responsible for any claim, loss, damage, costs and expenses of any nature (including without limitation for any direct, indirect, incidental, special, punitive, or consequential damages whether resulting from breach of contract, negligence or any other cause of action) arising in connection with this Site or your use of it (including, without limitation, for any Contributions to this Site by users, for any viruses, bugs, trojan horses or other contamination resulting from use of this Site, for any interruption or delays to the use of this Site, or for any errors, omissions or inaccuracies in any Content on this Site). Nothing in these terms of use shall exclude or limit any liability for death or personal injury arising from negligence, our fraud or fraudulent misrepresentation, or for any other liability which cannot be excluded or limited by law.

You agree that you are solely responsible for your use of this Site, and that to the fullest extent permitted at law, Comic Relief, its officers, trustees, employees and agents do not make any representations and do not give any warranties, express or implied, concerning this Site and the Content. In particular, Comic Relief does not warrant or represent that this Site or the Content is virus-free.

All software provided by third parties (for example Acrobat Reader and RealPlayer) is the sole responsibility of that third party.


Third party websites

This Site may contain links to websites operated by parties other than Comic Relief. Such links are provided for your convenience only and should not be interpreted as approval by us of those linked websites or information on them. Comic Relief is not responsible for the content of any third party websites linked to or from this Site.


General provisions

If any provision of these terms of use is deemed to be invalid by a court of competent jurisdiction, this shall not affect the validity of the remaining provisions, which shall remain in full force and effect.

Any failure or delay by Comic Relief in asserting any of its rights or of any provision of these terms of use shall not constitute a waiver of such right or provision.


Governing law and jurisdiction

These terms of use shall be governed by and construed in accordance with English Law. You agree that the courts of England and Wales will have exclusive jurisdiction except that if you are a resident of Northern Ireland you may also bring proceedings in Northern Ireland, and if you are resident of Scotland, you may also bring proceedings in Scotland.


Donations and sponsorship

If you wish to donate to Comic Relief or sponsor anyone raising money for Comic Relief, please note that your donation or sponsorship is non-refundable. If you sponsor someone to do any activity for Comic Relief, your sponsorship is not conditional on the activity being completed.