Please read this agreement carefully. It sets out the terms on which you submit content to us and sets out the terms under which we agree to make available any of our websites and apps, including e-editions (“the Site”), however you access it, to you.
By using the Site, you confirm that you accept the terms of this agreement and that you agree to comply with them. If you do not agree to this agreement, you must not use the Site.
The publisher of the Site is a subsidiary of Reach plc (company number 82548) which asserts copyright in the Site. Reach Plc, and all of its subsidiaries’, registered address is One Canada Square, Canary Wharf, London, E14 5AP. Reach Plc, and all of its subsidiaries’, VAT number is 440 3567 67.
“We” or “us” in this agreement means Reach Plc and all of its subsidiaries.
To contact us, please see the contact us page on this site.
We offer access to many features of the Site free of charge but due to the nature of the Internet, we do not promise full and error free operation of the Site at all times.
This agreement refers to the following additional terms, which also apply to your use of the Site:
We amend these terms from time to time. These terms were most recently updated on 18th April 2019.
The Site is for personal and non-commercial use only. You may download and print portions of the Site for your personal, non-commercial use only.
Any other use of materials on the Site, including any user generated content (including without limitation reproduction for a purpose (other than that noted above) and any modification, distribution or republication) without our prior written permission is strictly prohibited.
You agree not to frame the Site for any purpose, unless specifically authorised by us to do so.
You agree that you will not use the Site to submit, or knowingly or recklessly receive, any material including without limitation, comments and reviews that:
are in any way, obscene, threatening, abusive, offensive, defamatory, invasive of another’s privacy, in breach of confidence, embarrassing to any person, likely to deceive, inaccurate, misleading, hateful, blasphemous, pornographic, or racially, ethnically or otherwise objectionable; are in breach of any third party’s intellectual property rights (including copyright) or other rights;
constitute or encourage conduct that would be considered a criminal offence or otherwise contrary to any law, regulation or code of practice or give rise to civil liability or infringe the rights of any third party anywhere in the world;
are, or could be, technically harmful;
are, or may be deemed to be, advertising or promotional materials including “spam” email;
makes excessive demands for bandwidth; or
contains any virus or other malicious program or which may otherwise impair or harm our computer systems or any third party computer system. You agree not to impersonate any person or entity or misrepresent any affiliation with any person or entity when creating an account on the Site or submitting any content to the Site.
You also agree not to attack the Site or access or attempt to access the accounts of other users or gain a greater level of access to the Site than authorised.
You acknowledge that we have no obligation to monitor any user generated content on the Site but in our sole discretion, we have the right to delete any such content and we may remove any such material at any time. Notwithstanding this, you are solely responsible for and bear the legal risk associated anywhere in the world in relation to any such content you may post.
In the event that you are in breach of the terms of this agreement, we will have the right to terminate any account that you have with the Site and you may not open another account on it or otherwise continue to use the Site.
We will co-operate with law enforcement or regulatory authorities or any court order requesting or requiring it to disclose the identity or location of or any other information in relation to anyone who has submitted content to the Site in breach or allegedly in breach of this agreement or the law. In appropriate circumstances, we may also disclose such information to the police, your Internet service provider and any third party to whom we may make a disclosure in good faith.
You acknowledge that submitting content to the Site does not guarantee that it will appear on the Site. You cannot edit or remove content once you have submitted it to the Site. However, if you would like make a complaint about specific user generated content on the Site, please see the contact us page on this site.
If you send us, upload or post content , you grant us a perpetual, royalty free, irrevocable, non-exclusive right and licence to use, reproduce, publish, communicate to the public, translate, create derivative works from and distribute such content into any form, medium or technology now known or hereafter developed. In addition, you waive any and all moral rights in such content.
By sending us content for publication you confirm that you either own the copyright in the content, or are legally entitled to provide it to us, and that you have the consent of all of the people in the content. If the content features a child, or children, you confirm that you are the the parent or guardian of the child, or children, and have the legal right to grant consent (or the parent or guardian of the child, or children, has granted such consent).
By registering an account on the Site, you will have access to enter competitions and/or prize draws on the Site.
Competition and prize draws may be operated by third parties and where they are, this will be made clear to you and additional terms and conditions between that third party and you will apply.
Whether we or a third party operate the completion or prize draw, you will likely be dealing with other third parties directly as a result of it and as such any contracts and/or arrangements will be formed between you and them, without us as a party and we cannot be held liable for your use of or any liability arising out of the same (save to the extent required by law).
The content on the Site is provided “as-is” and for general information only. It is not intended to amount to advice on which you should rely. You must obtain professional or specialist advice before taking, or refraining from, any action on the basis of the content on the Site.
We make no representations, warranties or guarantees, whether express or implied, that the content on the Site is accurate, complete or up to date and we do not accept any responsibility for any of such content.
The Site may include links to the content, web sites and/or services owned and/or operated by third parties. These are provided for your convenience only and we are not responsible for and do not give any warranties or make any representations regarding any such content, web sites and/or services.
The onus for ensuring that content presented on the Internet is legal rests with the original content provider, and we will not be under any obligations to limit access to material unless notified that it is illegal or otherwise in breach of the terms of this agreement. Notwithstanding, we shall have the right to remove any items we believe may be illegal or otherwise in breach of the terms of this agreement.
Sometimes we include links to other websites; if you click on one and make a purchase of a product or service, we may receive a commission.
The intellectual property in all design, text, graphics and other material (other than user generated content) and the selection or arrangement of such material on the Site is owned by us and/or our respective licensors.
We are the owner of:
those trade mark(s) indicated as such throughout the Site from time to time; and
all other trade marks used in the Site which are not licensed to us by any third party.
All other trade marks, product names and company names or logos cited therein are the property of their respective owners.
Should you create a user account on the Site, the personal details that you provide must be true, accurate and complete.
You must keep your password(s) relevant to the Site confidential and not reveal them to anyone else. You are responsible for all activities that are carried out under your username and password(s). We do not have the means to check the identities of people using the Site and will not be liable where your username and/or password(s) are used by someone else. You agree to notify us immediately by email of any unauthorised use of your account of which you become aware. Please see the contact us page on this site contact details.
You will not create additional accounts for the purpose of abusing the functionality of the Site or other users or for any other reason in breach of the terms of this agreement.
You can cancel your account at any time by emailing us. Please see the contact us page on this site.
We shall use reasonable endeavours to ensure that the Site and any information it holds are kept secure. However, due to the nature of the Internet, we cannot accept any liability for those who intentionally attempt to and/ or gain unauthorised access to the same by means such as, without limitation, computer hacking (save to the extent that we are unable to exclude such liability by law) and we do not warrant that the Site or any of its contents are free of viruses or malware.
If you log-in to our sites using social media, for example, Facebook, your profile picture will associated with your account.
We will use your personal information as set out in our Privacy Notice
Where a claim is brought against us by a third party in relation to your use of the Site you agree to fully reimburse us and all companies within our group for all losses, costs, actions, claims, damages, expenses (including legal costs and expenses) or liabilities, whatsoever suffered or incurred by us or the companies within our group in or as a consequence of your breach of this agreement and your use of the Site which is included on the Site.
We are not liable for things beyond our control, such as power failure and problems on the Internet.
We do not exclude or limit in any way our liability to you where it would be unlawful to do so. This includes liability for death or personal injury caused by our negligence or the negligence of our employees, agents or subcontractors and for fraud or fraudulent misrepresentation. We exclude all implied conditions, warranties, representations or other terms that may apply to the Site or any content on it, to the extent that it is lawful to do so We will not be liable to you for any loss or damage, whether in contract, tort (including negligence), breach of statutory duty, or otherwise, even if foreseeable, arising under or in connection with:
use of, or inability to use, the Site;
or use of or reliance on any content displayed on the Site.
We will not be liable for:
loss of profits, sales, business, or revenue; business interruption;
loss of anticipated savings;
loss of business opportunity, goodwill or reputation; or
any indirect or consequential loss or damage.
If defective digital content that we have supplied damages a device or digital content belonging to you and this is caused by our failure to use reasonable care and skill. Our only liability will be either to repair the damage or pay you equivalent compensation.
If any provision (or part of a provision) of this agreement is found by any court or administrative body of competent jurisdiction to be invalid, unenforceable or illegal, the other provisions shall remain in force.
If any invalid, unenforceable or illegal provision would be valid, enforceable or legal if some part of it were deleted, the provision shall apply with whatever modification is necessary to give effect to the commercial intention of the parties.
This agreement shall be personal to you and you may not assign, transfer, sublet, lease or delegate all or any of your rights and obligations, without our prior written consent.
We reserve the right to assign or transfer all or any of its rights and obligations under this agreement to any companies in the same group as Reach plc or another third party. In the event of assignment or transfer, notification will either be given to you by e-mail or posted on the Site.
If you are a consumer, you will benefit from any mandatory provisions of the law of the country in which you are resident. Nothing in these terms and conditions, including, without limitation, this section dealing with governing law and jurisdiction, affects your rights as a consumer to rely on such mandatory provisions of local law.
These rules are the terms and conditions of entry to all Competitions (the Rules) conducted in or through the newspapers or other publications of Reach plc and its subsidiaries ("Reach") and on or through Reach's websites.
These Rules apply together with but override any additional rules published in connection with any one Competition. To the extent that there is any inconsistency between these Rules and the specific Competition rules, these Rules will prevail.
These rules may be amended at any time without prior notice. Any changes will be posted on the Reach websites. It is your responsibility to ensure you review the rules before entering any Competition.
Entry into any Competition is conditional upon and confirms acceptance of these Rules. In these Rules, "Competition(s)" includes games, promotions and the like and "Editor" or "Editors" means the editor(s) from time to time of the newspaper(s) and/or other publication(s) or websites through which a Competition is conducted. These rules apply, unless otherwise stated in the terms and conditions specific to the published competition.
1.1 Entrants must meet the eligibility requirements to enter the Competition. 1.2 Unless otherwise stated, entry to all competitions is restricted to entrants of 16 years of age or over.
1.3 Employees of Reach, their agents or their families may not enter any Competition. Employees of any non Reach party involved with the running of a particular Competition, their agents or their families may not enter that Competition. The Editor's decision as to the eligibility of non Reach parties will be final.
1.4 Where competitors are required to enter in one of several age categories, their category shall be that appropriate to their age on the closing date of the Competition. An entrant is assumed to be of a certain age up to and including the day prior to their next birthday.’
2.1. Entry to any Competition may only be made in accordance with the specified instructions for entry published in print or online in conjunction with the Competition.
2.2 Unless otherwise stated, entrants may only make one entry to a Competition.
2.3 Where postal entries are permitted only those carrying correct postage will be accepted and they must arrive no later than first post on the published closing date for the Competition. Entries received after this time and entries delivered by hand will not be accepted. Proof of posting will not be accepted as proof of delivery and no responsibility will be accepted for entries lost, delayed or mislaid.
2.4 In the case of entry by means other than post, no responsibility or liability will be accepted for entries which are not received or are lost in transmission for any reason. Proof of sending or transmission will not be accepted as proof of entry. Corrupted, damaged, unintelligible, inaudible or incomplete entries will be invalid.
2.5 In pay-to-enter Competitions each entry must be accompanied by the appropriate entry fee paid in accordance with the instructions published in conjunction with each Competition. In the absence of any specific instruction payment may be made only by bank or building society cheque or postal order.
2.6 Entries made using methods generated by a script, macro or the use of automated devices or bulk entries will be void. No responsibility is accepted for entries which are invalid, incomplete, corrupt, illegible, lost or delayed in transit, or which fail to be properly submitted. All of which will be deemed void.
3.1 Names of winners and results of Competitions will be available on receipt of a request enclosing a stamped self-addressed envelope and may be published in the relevant newspaper(s) or publications or on websites as space permits.
3.2 Unless specifically stated otherwise, prizes are not transferable and no cash alternative to prizes will be offered. Reach reserves the right to substitute a prize of equal or greater value should circumstances outside of its control make this necessary.
3.3 If the winner of a Competition is unable to take up a prize for any reason or in the event that time is of the essence and a winner cannot be contacted by Reach within a reasonable period Reach reserves the right to award the prize to an alternative winner, in which case the first winner chosen will not be eligible for any share of the prize whatsoever.
3.4 Each winner must co-operate with Reach's photographers or reporters to publicise the win as Reach deems appropriate.
3.5 Entrants will retain copyright in their submitted entries, and in any photographs or other material submitted as part of the entry. However, by entering, all entrants grant to Reach a worldwide, perpetual, royalty-free, irrevocable, non-exclusive right and licence to edit, use, reproduce and publish each entry in any and all media (including print and online) for publicity and news purposes. Reach will have the right to publish, for free, the entry, or part of it, but this does not mean that the entrant has won a prize.
3.6 By submitting the entry, the entrant confirms that they either own the copyright in the content, or are legally entitled to provide it to Reach, and that the entrant has the consent of all the people in any content. If the content features a child, or children, the entrant confirms that they are the parent or guardian of the child, or children, and have the legal right to grant consent (or the parent or guardian of the child, or children, has granted such consent).
3.7 The winner will be first correct entry drawn after the Competition closes from the total entries submitted, except where it is expressly stated that all Competition entries will be examined and the prize or prizes will be awarded to the entry/entries, the judges consider to be the best or that some other mechanism will be applied. Other prizes will be awarded in accordance with the order of priority stated in the rules of the Competition.
3.8 The Editors reserve the right to change the rules applicable to any Competition or to void any Competition at any time and for any reason. In the event that any Competition is so voided, all entries fees will be returned.
3.9 In the event of an error of any nature howsoever caused and whether obvious or otherwise which affects a Competition in any way, Editors reserve the right to administer the Competition as though the error had not occurred. Where Editors deem it appropriate and/or feasible Reach will notify entrants of the error and correct it either through the newspapers or through any other suitable medium.
3.10 Where necessary in order to determine an outright winner or winners to a Competition, Editors reserve the right to request entrants to take part in an eliminating contest (or 'tie breaker'). Where for any reason there are more winners than prizes on offer Editors reserve the right to conduct a simple draw to determine the winner or winners of the prizes.
4.1 Unless otherwise stated, Reach accepts no responsibility for the return of entries, photographs or other personal effects or for loss or damage to such items. Where Reach offers to return entries, they must be accompanied by a suitable self-addressed envelope together with the appropriate postage. Under no circumstances does Reach accept responsibility for the safe return of any material or its return in an undamaged condition or any liability for loss of or damage to such material.
5.1 All uses of your personal data will be in accordance with the Rules and in accordance with Reach’s privacy notice.
6.1 Failure to comply with any of these rules may result in the disqualification of the entry. Editors reserve the right to disqualify any entry at their absolute discretion.
6.2 Editors' decisions are final in all matters concerning a Competition. It is a condition of entry to any Competition that the entrant agrees to be bound by these Rules whether or not they are published in the relevant newspaper or publication or website and that the decisions of Editors and judges on any matter whatsoever arising out of or connected with the Competition are final.
6.3 No correspondence will be entered into on any matters arising from any Competition.
6.4 Except where otherwise stated the Premium Rate Service Provider for Reach Competitions is J Media UK Ltd, SW4 7BX. Helpline 0844 800 1188.Telecom Express Limited, 7 Swallow Place, London W1B 2AG. Helpdesk 020 7720 7130 (RoI 0818 205 350). Standard dialling rates apply.
6.5 A copy of these Reach plc Standard Competition Rules (2020 Edition) may be obtained by downloading them from this website..
Reach plc, One Canada Square, Canary Wharf, London E14 5AP
The following general terms and conditions (Facebook Competition Terms and Conditions) apply to all Facebook competitions together with the Rules and any specific terms as set out in the competition:
1 Entry into any Competition confirms acceptance by you of these Facebook COmpetition Terms and Conditions and you agree to be bound by them.
2 By commenting on a Facebook Timeline Comment to Win Competition post you will receive entry into prize draws for a chance to win the advertised prize.
3 These Facebook Competition Terms and Conditions apply to all Facebook Timeline Comment to Win Competition run by Reach, unless otherwise stated within the published competition details.
4 The Competition is open to all UK residents who have commented on the Facebook Timeline Comment to Win Competition post.
5 One comment equals one entry. Multiple entries by the same person will not be counted; we will only count your first comment.
6 No purchase or payment is required.
7 There will be one (1) winner, unless more are specified in the post, who will be drawn at random and the winner will be announced on Facebook as soon as possible after the competition closes, and no later than 3 days after the closing date and time.
8 The winner will be notified through Facebook, and asked to provide full contact details directly. If no contact is made within ten (10) calendar days of notification (unless otherwise stated in the published details of the specific competition), the prize(s) will be forfeited and may be awarded to (an) alternate winner(s) selected in a random draw from the remaining eligible entries.
9 Reach reserves the right to extend the entry period.
10 Reach will give your contact details for the prize provider but takes no responsibility for the availability of any prize. Prizes are subject to the prize provider’s terms and conditions. In the event of a prize being unavailable for any reason, the prize provider reserves the right to offer an alternative prize of equal or greater value.
11 The competition is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook. 12 By entering this competition you agree to a complete release of Facebook from any or all liability in connection with this contest.
13 The winner(s) agree(s) to the use of their name, photograph and disclosure of their city (e.g. Newcastle) on Facebook page where the winning post was made or on the website or newspaper title associated with that Facebook page and on associated social media and will cooperate with any other reasonable requests by Reach relating to any publicity.
14 The names of the winners will be available from Reach plc, One Canada Square, Canary Wharf, London E14 5AP FAO Head of Social Media or on the Facebook page where the winning post was made.