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Terms and conditions

DK.com Terms and Conditions

 

These terms and conditions were updated on 8th September 2014

 

If you use this website ("the Site"), you are regarded as having accepted the following terms and conditions ("the Terms"), which include our Privacy Policy, so please read and abide by them.

 

1. INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY

 

This Site is owned and operated by Dorling Kindersley Limited ("DK") and the information and materials appearing on the Site ("the Content") are displayed for personal, non-commercial use only. All software used on this Site and all Content included on this Site (including without limitation Site design, text, graphics, audio and video and the selection and arrangement thereof) is the property of DK or its suppliers and is protected by international copyright laws. None of the Content may be downloaded, copied, reproduced, republished, posted, transmitted, stored, sold or distributed without the prior written permission of the copyright holder. This excludes the downloading of one copy of extracts from the Site on any single computer for personal, non-commercial home use only, provided that all copyright and proprietary notices are kept intact. Modification of any of the Content or use of any of the Content for any purpose other than as set out herein (including without limitation on any other website or computer network) is prohibited. Requests to republish any of the Content and to use quotations or extracts from any books published by DK should be addressed to:

 

Dorling Kindersley Limited Penguin Group (UK), 80 Strand, London WC2R 0RL United Kingdom.

 

Email: editor@dk.com

 

'Dorling Kindersley', 'DK', 'Eyewitness' and the open book logo are registered or unregistered trade marks of DK.

 

2. LIABILITY DISCLAIMER

 

The Site is provided by DK in good faith but DK does not make any representations or warranties of any kind, express or implied, in relation to all or any part of the Site or the Content or any websites to which the Site is linked, and all warranties and representations are hereby excluded to the extent permitted by law.

 

The contents of the Site do not constitute advice and should not be relied upon in making, or refraining from making, any decision. There is no guarantee that the Site will be free of infection by viruses or anything else which may be harmful or destructive.

 

To the extent permitted by law, DK hereby disclaims all liability (howsoever arising) in connection with any loss and/or damage, arising out of or in connection with any use of, or inability to use, all or any part of the Content, the Site and/or any website to which the Site is linked, or any action taken (or refrained from being taken) as a result of using any of these.

 

3. CHANGES TO THESE TERMS

 

DK reserves the right to add to or change these Terms and agrees to ensure that a note of the date and clause number of any such amendments will be included as part of the Terms. Any changes will be posted to this page and it is your responsibility as a user to ensure that you are aware of any such changes from time to time. Changes will become effective 24 hours after first posting and you will be deemed to have accepted any change if you continue to access the Site after that time.

 

4. USER INFORMATION

 

DK collects information on what pages are accessed or visited by consumers, as well as information volunteered by the consumer, such as survey information and/or site registrations. DK uses this information for internal review, in order to improve the content of the Site and to notify consumers about updates to the Site. DK guarantees that if you supply your address on-line you will only be sent the information for which you provided your address but if you do not wish to receive e-mail from DK in the future, or if you wish to be removed from mailing lists, please let us know by writing to Dorling Kindersley, Penguin Group (UK), 80 Strand, London WC2R 0RL, United Kingdom or emailing press@uk.dk.com.

 

5. POSTING OR SUBMITTING CONTENT

 

DK does not vet and is not responsible for any information or materials which are posted in any area on the Site, including but not limited to member travel journals, photographs, discussion forums and blogs (together known as the "Public Areas"). Any content, recommendation or other information within the Public Areas is viewed and used by you at your own risk and DK does not warrant, in any respect, the accuracy or reliability of any of the information posted in the Public Areas. The views expressed in the Public Areas are those of the individuals and are not necessarily those of DK.

 

DK does not moderate content before it is posted but retains the right to delete, move, edit, update or otherwise alter content in any way, at our discretion and without notice.

 

By posting your comments or materials on the Public Areas, you grant us a non-exclusive, perpetual, royalty-free, world-wide licence to use, reproduce, modify, adapt, translate, publish, distribute and display any content you submit to us in any format now known or later developed. If you do not want to grant us these rights, please do not submit your comments or materials to us. You may use the Public Areas only to post content that is proper and appropriate to such areas and you must not do any of the following:

 

1. post unlawful, defamatory, obscene, threatening, offensive, harmful or otherwise objectionable content (this includes text, graphics, video, programs or audio);

 

2. delete any author attributions, legal notices or proprietary designations or labels in any content that is posted;

 

3. falsify the origin or source of content that is posted;

 

4. post content in a language other than English;

 

5. post content that violates the legal rights of others, in particular, material that contains the intellectual property rights of third parties unless you have obtained all necessary licences and consents to use such content;

 

6. advertise, promote or offer to sell any goods or services;

 

7. contribute content with the intention of committing or promoting an illegal act;

 

8. use inappropriate (e.g. vulgar or offensive) user names;

 

9. post content that contains viruses or that may damage DK's or another user's computer;

 

10. reveal any personal information about yourself or anyone else (for example, email address, telephone number or postal address).

 

If you are under 16, please obtain your parent or guardian's permission before you register to post any comments or materials.

 

DK shall be entitled at any time to delete, remove, or suspend the whole or any part of the Public Areas or any content posted on them without notice and without incurring any liability. If you find objectionable or offensive material in the Public Areas please let us know as soon as possible by emailing editor@dk.com

 

6. HYPERTEXT LINKS AND LINKS TO THIRD PARTY WEBSITES

 

The Site may incorporate links to other websites of third parties. Such links are provided for your convenience only, and their provision does not constitute an authorisation by us to you to access such third party websites, nor an endorsement of the content of such third party sites by us. Please note in particular that products advertised on our website are not sold be DK. The sale of these products is subject to the relevant retailer's terms and conditions and DK does not accept any liability to you in respect of your purchase of such items from those retailers.

 

You acknowledge and accept that we are not, and will not be held responsible for any damages, loss, costs or expenses arising from the use of such third party websites or products or services available through such third party websites.

 

7. CONTACT

 

Should you have a compliant or should you wish to contact our Customer Services Team for any reason please do so through the following email: penguinexport@tbs-ltd.co.uk

 

8. SEVERANCE

 

If any of these Terms are held by a court of law in any territory to be invalid, illegal or otherwise unenforceable, then, to the extent that it is held to be so, and with regard to the relevant territory only, that provision shall be severed and deleted from these Terms, provided that the remaining provisions of these Terms shall remain binding and enforceable and the severed provision shall also remain so in all other territories.

 

9. GOVERNING LAW

 

These Terms shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, English law, and any disputes that may arise under or in relation to these Terms shall be subject to the jurisdictionof the courts of England.

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