WEBSITE TERMS AND CONDITIONS
Effective Date: 16 December 2022
IMPORTANT LEGAL NOTICE
PLEASE READ THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS CAREFULLY BEFORE USING THIS SITE
These terms tell you the rules for using our website https://www.internationaldesigncomp.com (our site).
https://www.internationaldesigncomp.com is a site operated by GT&I Limited (“We“, “Us”, “Our”). We are registered in England and Wales under company number 7600029 and have our registered office at is based at One, New Street, Wells, Somerset, England, BA5 2LA. Our VAT number is 206557119.
To contact us, please email [email protected]
We are an online portal hosting competitions within the field of design. Our site allows for the uploading and posting of comments, statements, images, information, text, graphics, logos, photographs, moving images, illustrations, sound and other materials, referred to as “User Content.”
By using our site you accept these terms
If you do not agree to these terms, you must not use our site.
You represent that you are over the age of 18. We do not permit those under 18 to use the site or Our services.
We recommend that you print a copy of these terms for future reference.
We amend these terms from time to time. Every time you wish to use our site, please check these terms to ensure you understand the terms that apply at that time.
We may update and change our site from time to time to reflect changes to our services, our users’ needs and our business priorities.
Our site is made available free of charge.
We do not guarantee that our site, or any content on it, will always be available or be uninterrupted. We may suspend or withdraw or restrict the availability of all or any part of our site for business and operational reasons. We will try to give you reasonable notice of any suspension or withdrawal.
We may transfer our rights and obligations under these terms to another organisation. We will always tell you in writing if this happens and we will ensure that the transfer will not affect your rights under the contract.
Access to certain areas of our website is restricted to Registered Users. In order to become a Registered User, you must complete the registration process by providing certain information and setting up a password. You must not use the account, username or password of another Registered User at any time.
You warrant that all the information you provide to us as part of the registration procedure is true, accurate, fair and complete. You acknowledge that we may refuse to permit, or may insist that you change, any username that impersonates another person or breaches the provisions of these terms.
Registered Users will have access to such additional features on our website as we may from time to time determine in our sole discretion. Such additional features may include the facility to view sections of the site available to Registered Users only. We will provide Registered Users with a username and password to enable them to access the restricted areas of our website.
Registered Users are solely responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your password and also for all activities that take place under your account. You agree to ensure that you log off from your account at the end of each session and agree to notify us immediately of any unauthorised use of your account or access to your password. We may disable username and passwords, delete accounts, and delete any information associated with an account, in our sole discretion without notice or explanation.
You must keep your account details safe
If you choose, or you are provided with, a user identification code, password or any other piece of information as part of our security procedures, you must treat such information as confidential. You must not disclose it to any third party.
If you know or suspect that anyone other than you knows your user identification code or password, you must promptly notify us at [email protected]
We are the owner or the licensee of all intellectual property rights in our site, and in the material published on it, subject to the intellectual property rights in the User Content described below. Those works are protected by copyright laws and treaties around the world. All such rights are reserved.
You may print off one copy, and may download extracts, of any page(s) from our site for your personal use and you may draw the attention of others within your organisation to content posted on our site.
You must not modify the paper or digital copies of any materials you have printed off or downloaded in any way, and you must not use any illustrations, photographs, video or audio sequences or any graphics separately from any accompanying text.
Our status (and that of any identified contributors) as the authors of content on our site must always be acknowledged (except where the content is user-generated).
You must not use any part of the content on our site for commercial purposes without obtaining a licence to do so from us or our licensors.
You are solely responsible for the User Content you upload onto our site and any links you upload that point to other sites. You also agree that we are acting as a passive conduit for the online distribution and publication of your User Content. We reserve the right to take action with regard to your User Content, if we believe it falls into our list of prohibited content.
Your User Content must be accurate (where it states facts), genuinely held (where it states opinions) and comply with the law applicable in England and Wales and in any country from which it is posted.
Your User Content must not be illegal or unlawful, must not infringe any third party’s legal rights (including rights of privacy and publicity), and must not be capable of giving rise to legal action whether against you or us or a third party (in each case under any applicable law).
Your User Content (and its publication on our website) must not: (a) be libellous or maliciously false; (b) be obscene or indecent; (c) infringe any copyright, moral right, database right, trade mark right, design right, right in passing off, or other intellectual property right; (d) infringe any right of confidence, right of privacy, design or patent right, or right under data protection legislation; (e) be in breach of your educational institution’s policies on intellectual property rights; (f) constitute negligent advice or contain any negligent statement; (g) constitute an incitement to commit a crime; (h) be in contempt of any court, or in breach of any court order; (i) be in breach of racial or religious hatred or discrimination legislation; (j) be blasphemous; (k) be in breach of official secrets legislation; (l) be in breach of any contractual obligation owed to any person; (m) depict violence in an explicit, graphic or gratuitous manner (n) be pornographic or sexually explicit; (o) be untrue, false, inaccurate or misleading; (p) consist of or contain any instructions, advice or other information which may be acted upon and could, if acted upon, cause illness, injury or death, or any other loss or damage; (q) constitute spam; (r) be offensive, deceptive, threatening, abusive, harassing, or menacing, hateful, discriminatory or inflammatory; or (s) cause annoyance, inconvenience or needless anxiety to any person. (t) impersonate another person for the purpose of misleading others.
User Content intellectual property rights
Your User Content remains your sole intellectual property and copyright and we make no claim of ownership rights. In order to provide our site, we require a licence from you to allow us to publish your User Content on our site. This licence is worldwide (because the internet is global). This licence is non-exclusive (allowing you to licence your User Content to all others). This licence is royalty-free (we are not required to pay you for the publishing of your User Content). This licence is sub-licensable (in order to allow us to deliver your User Content electronically, via subcontractors such as internet delivery networks). You grant to us a worldwide, irrevocable, non-exclusive, royalty-free licence to use, reproduce, adapt, publish, translate and distribute your User Content in any existing or future media. You also grant to us the right to sub-license these rights, and the right to bring an action for infringement of these rights.
No text or data mining, or web scraping
You shall not conduct, facilitate, authorise or permit any text or data mining or web scraping in relation to our site or any services provided via, or in relation to, our site. This includes using (or permitting, authorising or attempting the use of):
- Any “robot”, “bot”, “spider”, “scraper” or other automated device, program, tool, algorithm, code, process or methodology to access, obtain, copy, monitor or republish any portion of the site or any data, content, information or services accessed via the same.
- Any automated analytical technique aimed at analysing text and data in digital form to generate information which includes but is not limited to patterns, trends and correlations.
The provisions in this clause should be treated as an express reservation of our rights in this regard, including for the purposes of Article 4(3) of Digital Copyright Directive ((EU) 2019/790).
This clause shall not apply insofar as (but only to the extent that) we are unable to exclude or limit text or data mining or web scraping activity by contract under the laws which are applicable to us.
Except as otherwise expressly provided in a set of Competition T&Cs, the content on our site is provided 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 our site.
Although we make reasonable efforts to update the information on our site, we make no representations, warranties or guarantees, whether express or implied, that the content on our site is accurate, complete or up to date.
You assign all rights, title and interest in any feedback, innovations or suggestions sent by you regarding the attributes, performance or features of our site or the service (“Feedback”) that you provide to Us. If, for any reason such assignment is ineffective, you agree to grant Us a non-exclusive, perpetual, irrevocable, royalty free, worldwide right and license to use, reproduce, disclose, sub-license, distribute, modify and exploit such Feedback without restriction.
We are not responsible for websites we link to
Where our site contains links to other sites and resources provided by third parties, these links are provided for your information only. Such links should not be interpreted as approval by us of those linked websites or information you may obtain from them.
We have no control over the contents of those sites or resources.
If you become aware of any material that could comprise or be connected to illegal or terrorist purposes, or any other content you wish to complain about please contact us immediately on [email protected]
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.
Please note that we only provide our site for domestic and private use and on an “as is” and “as available” basis and we make no warranty that the service will be error-free, uninterrupted, timely or secure or that the service will meet your requirements. We cannot guarantee and do not promise any specific results from use of our site and make no warranty that User Content will be accurate or reliable or that defects will be corrected. You agree not to use our site for any commercial or business purposes, and we have no liability to you for any loss of profit, loss of business, business interruption, or loss of business opportunity.
We will only use your personal information as set out in our www.rlsd.internationaldesigncomp.com/privacy-policy/.
We do not guarantee that our site will be secure or free from bugs or viruses.
You are responsible for configuring your information technology, computer programmes and platform to access our site. You should use your own virus protection software.
You must not use our website in any way that causes, or may cause, damage to the website or impairment of the availability or accessibility of the website; or in any way which is unlawful, illegal, fraudulent or harmful, or in connection with any unlawful, illegal, fraudulent or harmful purpose or activity.
You must not misuse our site by knowingly introducing viruses, trojans, worms, logic bombs or other material that is malicious or technologically harmful. You must not 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. You must not attack our site via a denial-of-service attack or a distributed denial-of service attack. By breaching this provision, you may be committing a criminal offence under the Computer Misuse Act 1990. We will report any such breach to the relevant law enforcement authorities and we will cooperate with those authorities by disclosing your identity to them. In the event of such a breach, your right to use our site will cease immediately.
You may link to our home page, provided you do so in a way that is fair and legal and does not damage our reputation or take advantage of it.
You must not establish a link in such a way as to suggest any form of association, approval or endorsement on our part where none exists.
You must not establish a link to our site in any website that is not owned by you.
Our site must not be framed on any other site, nor may you create a link to any part of our site other than the home page.
We reserve the right to withdraw linking permission without notice.
If you wish to link to or make any use of content on our site other than that set out above, please contact [email protected]