Terms of Use

Issued: 30th October 2017

1. Our Terms

  1. The London Lamppost website (londonlamppost.com) (LL Website) is a London centric cultural magazine website with a multi-user on-line element that we, Bassett JHL Limited (the Company), make available.
  2. The following terms of use (the Terms) describe the basis upon which we may make the LL Website available to you.
  3. By using or accessing the LL Website you agree to the Terms as they are now and as we may change them at any time. You also agree to the LL Website’s Privacy and Cookies Policy (Privacy Policy), as from time to time changed. If you do not agree to and comply with the Terms and agree to the Privacy Policy, you may not use or access the LL Website.
  4. We may change the Terms at any time at our absolute discretion. Any such change will become effective when the amended Terms are posted on the LL Website. We may also update the Privacy Policy at any time as we consider appropriate. The amended Privacy Policy will become effective when it is posted on the LL Website.
  5. It is your responsibility to ensure your computer system meets all necessary technical specifications to enable you to use the LL Website or any part of it. You are responsible for all fees in respect of your Internet connection.
  6. You may not use the LL website unless aged 16 or over. By using it you represent that you are that age.

2. Content on the LL Website

  1. While we take every care to ensure the accuracy of our content (unless posted on the LL Network or submitted for posting by a third party) we cannot guarantee it. We make no representation of the truthfulness, accuracy, completeness, reliability, currency, quality, morality, originality or fitness for purpose of any content on the LL Website. You rely on any content posted on the LL Website at your own risk. No statement or information on the LL Website amounts to advice. Opinions expressed on the LL Website are the personal opinions of the author and do not reflect our opinions.
  2. You may not use any content/material, whether in whole or in part, on the LL Website unless we have given our prior written express consent to your doing so.
  3. We may accept and post contributions from third parties (Contributors and each a Contributor). Our acceptance and posting of any such contribution in no way constitutes the Contributor an employee or representative of the Company. We decide whether to post any content at our absolute discretion and we may change or remove it at any time without giving a reason.
  4. By submitting content for posting on the LL Website, including photos and embedded videos, which is covered by intellectual property rights you automatically grant us (and represent and warrant that you have the right to grant us) a royalty-free, worldwide, transferable, sub-licensable and non-exclusive right and license to:
    1. use, copy, reproduce, display, distribute, modify or translate that content, or create derivative works of or otherwise deal with that content, as we decide at our absolute discretion; and
    2. authorise third parties to use or reproduce or otherwise deal with that content.
  5. In submitting content for posting on the LL Website, including photos and embedded videos, you warrant that you have not been paid to write and/or submit such content to London Lamppost or any other publication. You also warrant that such content:
    1. is not unlawful or misleading nor infringes or violates any third party rights and/or any right or duty under any law or under any contractual or fiduciary relationship;
    2. is not defamatory, discriminatory, harmful, abusive, malicious, threatening, harassing, bullying, intimidating, obscene, vulgar, hateful, illegal or racially, ethnically or otherwise objectionable and does not breach another person’s privacy or contain nudity, graphic or gratuitous violence, and is not pornographic nor incites violence;
    3. does not involve or contain any viruses, worms, Trojan horses, spyware, timebombs, cancelbots or other technology which damages computer hardware, software or programming routines, or malicious code intended to detrimentally interfere with, surreptitiously intercept or expropriate any system, data or personal information, and does not provide links which take LL Website users to viruses or other malicious code; and
    4. does not contain any unsolicited or unauthorised advertising, promotional materials or other communications in the nature of junk mail, spam, chain letters, pyramid schemes or any other form which we, at our sole discretion, consider to be of a similar nature.

3. The LL Newsletter

  1. To receive the LL Newsletter you should complete the relevant subscription form on the LL Website. You must give true, accurate, current and complete information when you complete this form.
  2. While we take every care to ensure the accuracy of the content of the LL Newsletter we cannot guarantee it. We make no representation of the truthfulness, accuracy, completeness, reliability, currency, quality, morality, originality or fitness for purpose of any content on the LL Newsletter. You rely on any such content at your own risk. No statement or information in the LL Newsletter amounts to advice. Opinions expressed are the personal opinions of the author and do not reflect our opinions.

4. The LL Network

  1. By becoming a member of the LL Network you can comment on posts on the LL Website and interact on-line through the LL Network regarding topics and content chosen by LL Network users. We do not endorse, support, represent or guarantee the truthfulness, accuracy, completeness, legality, quality, morality or reliability of any comment on the LL Website or any content posted on the LL Network, nor do we endorse any of the opinions expressed on the LL Network or in any comment on a post on the LL Website. You rely on any material or information posted on the LL Website at your own risk.
  2. We do not actively monitor comments on the LL Website or content or information posted on the LL Network and as far as legally possible are not liable for it. You will indemnify us against any claims we receive from third parties as a result of your actions or any comment, content or information you post.
  3. To join the LL Network you must create an account on the LL Website by completing the relevant sign up form on the Login/Sign Up page. You must give true, accurate, current and complete information when you complete this form.
  4. When you sign up to join the LL Network you must select a username to identify yourself. You must not choose as your username the name of another person or any name that could cause confusion or be misleading. Your username must not infringe any trademark, copyright or other proprietary right and it must not be, in our view, vulgar or otherwise offensive. We may delete or amend your username if we see fit.
  5. When you sign up to join the LL Network you will be sent a randomly generated password. You may choose to keep or change this password. You must keep your password confidential and are responsible for the consequences of its disclosure, or authorising its disclosure or it being used by anyone else to gain access to your account or username. Any disclosure of your password is at your own risk.
  6. You do not own any aspect or part of the LL Website by creating an account on the LL Network but you are fully responsible for all activities conducted through it or under your LL Network username and for all comments, content and information you post.
  7. You accept that you are liable for any damage caused to a third party web site as a result of your actions in respect of the LL Website.
  8. You may not open more than one account on the LL Network at any one time.

5. About Your LL Network Account

  1. You must keep your contact information accurate and up to date.
  2. You may delete your LL Network account at any time, though it may take up to 24 hours to be removed and:
    1. some information may remain in back-up copies for up to a further 2 days; and
    2. deletion of your account will not cause any content you have posted to be deleted.
  3. You may not allow someone else to use your LL Network account and you may not transfer your LL Network account or any of your rights or obligations with respect to the LL Website..
  4. We may without notice or liability at any time for any reason suspend or delete your LL Network account, terminate our agreement with you to use the LL Network, and/or refuse to let you use the LL Network in the future. If we delete your LL Network account you may not create a new account without our prior written agreement.
  5. By way of example, if you are involved in any action which interferes with or disrupts the LL Website or any networks connected to it or if you try to access another LL Network user’s account or password, or abuse, attempt to abuse or otherwise harass or bully another user, or repeatedly infringe the intellectual property rights of other people, this will be a reason for us to delete your LL Network account.
  6. During the time you are in full compliance with the Terms, we grant you a non-exclusive, limited, fully revocable license to use the LL Network and post comments on the LL Website. However, all proprietary rights in the LL Website, including the LL Network, its names and logos remain ours or our associated company’s and are not transferred to you through use of the LL Network or any other part of the LL Website. You may not use the LL Website’s logos or trademarks without our prior written agreement.
  7. You may only post content, including photos and embedded videos, to the LL Website, including the LL Network, that you own and of which you own the associated copyright.
  8. You will retain any and all applicable copyright and other intellectual property rights with respect to any content you upload to or create using the LL Network to the extent that you have such rights under any applicable law. You acknowledge that in creating any content on the LL Network or otherwise posting any content to it you do not expect to receive any fee or other compensation.
  9. By posting on the LL Network or elsewhere on the LL Website any content, including photos and embedded videos, which is covered by intellectual property rights you automatically grant us (and represent and warrant that you have the right to grant us) a royalty-free, worldwide, transferable, sub-licensable and non-exclusive right and license to:
    1. use, copy, reproduce, display, distribute, modify or translate that content, or create derivative works of or otherwise deal with that content, as we decide at our absolute discretion; and
    2. authorise third parties to use or reproduce or otherwise deal with that content.
  10. In using the LL Network you undertake to do all you reasonably can to keep it safe. You will not – and you will take all reasonable precautions to ensure no one else uses your LL Network account to send, knowingly receive, upload, download, post, email or otherwise transmit content that:
    1. is unlawful, misleading or infringes or violates any third party rights and/or any right or duty under any law or under any contractual or fiduciary relationship;
    2. is (in our sole discretion) defamatory, discriminatory, harmful, abusive, malicious, threatening, harassing, bullying, intimidating, obscene, vulgar, hateful, illegal or which is racially, ethnically or otherwise objectionable or which breaches another person’s privacy or contains nudity, graphic or gratuitous violence, or is pornographic or incites violence;
    3. involves or contains any viruses, worms, Trojan horses, spyware, timebombs, cancelbots or other technology which damages computer hardware, software or programming routines, or malicious code intended to detrimentally interfere with, surreptitiously intercept or expropriate any system, data or personal information, or provide links which take LL Website users to viruses or other malicious code; or
    4. contains any unsolicited or unauthorised advertising, promotional materials or other communications in the nature of junk mail, spam, chain letters, pyramid schemes or any other form which we, at our sole discretion, consider to be of a similar nature.
  11. We may delete or change any content on the LL Network or comment on any post that we consider breaches the Terms or the Privacy Policy or if we otherwise consider it appropriate to do so.
  12. You will not:
    1. collect information from or about LL Network users or their accounts or any information from a user’s account;
    2. use automated means to access or collect information from the LL Website;
    3. access the accounts of other LL Network users or solicit their log-in information;
    4. create a LL Network account for someone else without our prior written agreement
    5. introduce independent software into the LL Website environment;
    6. attempt to discover the LL Website’s source code;
    7. impersonate any individual or company or falsely state or otherwise misrepresent an association with an individual or company;
    8. use content on the LL Website for your own commercial gain;
    9. post financially sensitive information or personal identification documentation to the LL Website;
    10. do anything that might impair, disable, overburden or otherwise interfere with the proper working, functionality or appearance of the LL Website; or
    11. breach the Terms or encourage or facilitate another to breach the Terms.

6. Our Service

  1. We do not guarantee the continuous, error-free, secure or virus-free operation of the LL Website or any part of it, including your LL Network account.
  2. We may interrupt or suspend the LL Website or any part of it with or without prior notice for any reason or no reason.
  3. We shall not be liable for any interruption of or delay in the LL Website or any part of it or its failure to perform.
  4. We may at any time change or remove any aspect of the LL Website as we see fit at our sole discretion.
  5. We do not store videos on our servers. We do not accept responsibility for the content of any videos embedded in content posted on the LL Website, nor for the content, terms and conditions and policies of any website to which there is a link on the LL Website.
  6. We make no representation that any aspect of the LL Website is appropriate or available for use outside the United Kingdom. If you access the LL Website from a location outside the United Kingdom, you alone are responsible for compliance with applicable local laws and any repercussions of non-compliance.
  7. You agree to your data being transferred and processed outside the United Kingdom.
  8. We reserve all rights not expressly granted by the Terms or the Privacy Policy. Nothing in the Terms or the Privacy Policy confers any third party beneficiary rights.
  9. The Terms and the Privacy Policy are governed by English law and are subject to the jurisdiction of the English courts. Nothing in the Terms or the Privacy Policy prevents us from complying with the law.
  10. The Terms and the Privacy Policy constitute our entire agreement with you and supercede any previous agreements. Any failure by us to enforce any part of the Terms or Privacy Policy does not constitute a waiver of that part.
  11. Any waiver of any part of the Terms or the Privacy Policy must be made in writing and signed by us.
  12. If any part of the Terms or Privacy Policy is held by a court of competent jurisdiction to be unlawful, void or for any other reason unenforceable, then that part is deemed deleted and the validity and enforceability of the remainder of the Terms or Privacy Policy (as the case may be) are not affected.

7. Definitions

Where used in the Terms or Privacy Policy the following expressions have the meanings shown opposite them:

LL Newsletter: a newsletter we email to you if you have registered to receive it.

LL Network: a forum on the LL Website for members of the public to join and discuss matters relevant to the LL Website

Login/Sign Up Page: the page where you can log-in or sign up to create a LL Network account.