Terms of Use

INFORMATION ABOUT US

www.productionguild.com is a website operated by The Production Guild of Great Britain (we, us, our). We are a company registered in England and Wales with company number 09325512 and have our registered office at 2nd Floor, 60 Moorgate, London, EC2R 6EL.

TERMS OF WEBSITE USE

This page (together with the documents referred to on it) sets out the Terms of Use on which users of the Site (you, your) may make use of the website (the Site), whether as a guest or a registered user. Please read these Terms of Use carefully before you start to use the Site. By using the Site, you indicate that you accept these Terms of Use, which include the privacy policy that applies to the Site (the Privacy Policy) and that you agree to abide by them. If you do not agree to these Terms of Use, please refrain from using the Site.

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS

We are the owner or the licensee of all intellectual property rights in the Site, and in the material published on it. Those works are protected by copyright laws and treaties. All such rights are reserved to us and our licensors. As a visitor to the Site, you may download a single copy of the material for your own non-commercial, private viewing purposes only. No copying or distribution for any commercial or business use is permitted without our prior written consent.

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. In addition, you may not include a link to the Site or display the contents of the Site surrounded or framed or otherwise surrounded by material not originating from us without our consent.

Our status (and that of any identified contributors) as the authors of material on the Site must always be acknowledged.

If you print off, copy or download any part of the Site in breach of these Terms of Use, your right to use the Site will cease immediately and you must, at our option, return or destroy any copies of the materials you have made.

ACCEPTABLE USE

You may use the Site only for lawful purposes. You may not use the Site:

  • in any way that breaches any applicable local, national or international law or regulation;
  • in any way that is unlawful or fraudulent, or has any unlawful or fraudulent purpose or effect;
  • for the purpose of harming or attempting to harm minors in any way;
  • to send, knowingly receive, upload, download, use or re-use any material which does not comply with our content standards below;
  • to transmit, or procure the sending of, any unsolicited or unauthorised advertising or promotional material or any other form of similar solicitation (spam); or
  • to knowingly transmit any data, send or upload any material that contains viruses, Trojan horses, worms, time-bombs, keystroke loggers, spyware, adware or any other harmful programs or similar computer code designed to adversely affect the operation of any computer software or hardware.

You also agree not to access without authority, interfere with, damage or disrupt:

  • any part of the Site;
  • any equipment or network on which the Site is stored;
  • any software used in the provision of the Site; or
  • any equipment or network or software owned or used by any third party.

SUBSCRIPTIONS

Information about subscription fees and how to subscribe can be found on our Site.

Subscriptions are annual and run from 01 April until 31 March each year. Your subscription will automatically renew unless you contact us in writing to inform us that you do not wish to renew your subscription no later than 01 March for the upcoming year.

To cancel your subscription please write to us at [javascript protected email address].

Prices and Payment

Unless otherwise stated on the Site we accept debit and credit cards for payment. Prices which appear on the Site and are inclusive of VAT unless otherwise stated. We may change the prices for subscriptions at any time by posting new prices on the Site, but changes will not affect orders which have already been placed.

By paying using your credit or debit card you confirm that the card is yours and that there are sufficient funds or credit available to cover the charges.

CONTENT FEATURES AND CONTENT USE

Whenever you make use of a feature that allows you to upload material to the Site, or to make contact with other users of the Site, you must comply with this section. You undertake that any such contribution complies with those standards.

The Site may offer opportunities for you to post content in connection with various features including email, message boards & chat rooms (Content Features).

Where we provide Content Features, we will provide clear information to you about the kind of service offered, if it is moderated and what form of moderation is used (including whether it is human or technical).

We will do our best to assess any possible risks for users (and in particular, for children) from third parties when they use any Content Feature provided on the Site, and we will decide in each case whether it is appropriate to use moderation of the relevant service (including what kind of moderation to use) in the light of those risks. However, we are under no obligation to oversee, monitor or moderate any Content Features we provide on the Site, and we expressly exclude our liability for any loss or damage arising from the use of any Message Features by a user in contravention of our content standards, whether the service is moderated or not.

The use of any of our Content Features by a minor is subject to the consent of their parent or guardian. We advise parents who permit their children to use our Content Features that it is important that they communicate with their children about their safety online, as moderation is not foolproof. Minors who are using any Content Feature should be made aware of the potential risks to them.

Where we do moderate a Content Feature, we will normally provide you with a means of contacting the moderator, should a concern or difficulty arise.

You must use Content Features in a responsible manner, and are solely responsible for any content you transmit. You must not post any content (Content) in connection with any Content Feature that:

  • imposes an unreasonable or disproportionately large load on the Site’s infrastructure, or otherwise adversely affects, restricts or inhibits any other user from using and enjoying the Site;
  • is threatening, abusive, libellous, defamatory, obscene, vulgar, offensive, pornographic, profane, sexually explicit or indecent;
  • promotes violence;
  • promotes discrimination based on race, sex, religion, nationality, disability, sexual orientation or age;
  • constitutes or encourages conduct that would constitute a criminal offence, give rise to civil liability or otherwise violate any local, state, national or international law;
  • violates, plagiarises or infringes the rights of third parties including, without limitation, copyright, trademark, patent, rights of privacy or publicity or any other proprietary right;
  • breaches any legal duty owed to a third party, such as a contractual duty or a duty of confidence;
  • contains any information, software or other material of a commercial nature;
  • contains advertising, promotions or commercial solicitations of any kind;
  • will be likely to harass, upset, embarrass, alarm or annoy any other person;
  • constitutes or contains false or misleading indications of origin or statements of fact;
  • is used to impersonate any person, or to misrepresent your identity or affiliation with any person (including giving the impression that such Content emanates from us);
  • contains material irrelevant to the subject matter of the Content Feature; or
  • contains any virus, Trojan horse, worm, time bomb, cancelbot or other similar harmful programming routine.

We will determine, in our discretion, whether there has been a breach of our acceptable use policy or content use policy through your use of the Site. When a breach of this policy has occurred, we may take such action as we deem appropriate (including but not limited to editing or deleting any Content (including a User Name) transmitted by you).

Failure to comply with this acceptable use policy constitutes a material breach of our terms of website use upon which you are permitted to use the Site, and may result in our taking all or any of the following actions:

  • immediate, temporary or permanent withdrawal of your right to use the Site;
  • immediate, temporary or permanent removal of any posting or material uploaded by you to the Site;
  • issue of a warning to you;
  • legal proceedings against you for reimbursement of all costs on an indemnity basis (including, but not limited to, reasonable administrative and legal costs) resulting from the breach;
  • further legal action against you; and
  • disclosure of such information to law enforcement authorities as we reasonably feel is necessary.

We exclude liability for actions taken in response to breaches of this acceptable use policy. The responses described in this policy are not limited, and we may take any other action we reasonably deem appropriate.

REGISTERED USERS

In order to access certain features of the Site, you may be asked to register by providing certain personal information such as, for example, your name and email address (our Privacy Policy explains how such information may be collected and used including our policy on cookies). You will also be asked to select a user name (User Name) for identification purposes. You must not use any User Name that violates any term of subsections 7.7.1-7.7.12 above, or any other operating term set forth by the Site. The decision to register a User Name and password is at our discretion and we may revoke your User Name and password at any time.

You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your password and your account information, and you are solely responsible for all activities that occur under your password or account and for any access to or use of the Site by you or any person or entity using your password, whether or not such access or use has been authorised by you, and whether or not such person or entity is your employee or agent.

You must immediately notify us of any unauthorised use of your password or account or any other breach of security.

We will not be liable for any loss or damage whatsoever resulting from the disclosure of your password contrary to these Terms of Use. You may not use another person's account at any time without the express permission of the account holder.

We have the right to store any Content you post on the Site, and at our discretion to make available any such Content on the Site, in each case indefinitely. However, we are not obliged to make available or otherwise exploit any such Content. We are not responsible for any loss, theft, rights infringement or damage of any kind to or associated with any such Content and you take sole responsibility for any such Content that you provide to us.

By posting any Content to the site, you are granting to us a perpetual, royalty-free, non-exclusive, and irrevocable right and license to reproduce, prepare derivative works based upon, distribute, perform or display such Content, in whole or in part, in any form, media or technology known or hereafter developed.

CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE

Our site is primarily aimed at users who are over the age of 18. There are however no barriers to those under 18 accessing the Site or registering as users. Users under 18 should only use the Site with the permission of a parent or guardian. The parents or guardians of anyone under 18 using the Site should review these Terms of Use carefully.

INFORMATION AND AVAILIBILITY

While we take every care to ensure that the information on the Site is accurate and complete, some of it is supplied to us by third parties and we are unable to check its accuracy or completeness. You are advised to verify the accuracy of any information before relying on it. Further, due to the inherent nature of the internet, errors interruptions and delays may occur in the service at any time. Accordingly, the Site is provided "as is" without any warranties of any kind and we do not accept any liability arising from any inaccuracy or omission in the information or interruption in availability.

LINKS FROM OUR SITE

Where the Site contains links to other sites and resources provided by third parties we have no control over the contents of those sites or resources, and accept no responsibility for them or for any loss or damage that may arise from your use of them.

COMPETITIONS AND VOTES

From time to time, we (or selected third parties) may include votes, competitions, promotions or other offers on the Site. Each such offer shall be subject to its own express terms and may not be available in all jurisdictions.

MOBILE TERMS OF USE

When accessing the Site via mobile, standard network charges apply. Your handset must be WAP enabled. You may incur additional charges from your network operator according to your contract. The Site via mobile (off portal) is not a subscription service.

VARIATION

We may revise these Terms of Use at any time by amending this page. You are expected to check this page from time to time to take notice of any changes we make, as they are binding on you. Some of the provisions contained in these Terms of Use may also be superseded by provisions or notices published elsewhere on the Site.

INDEMNITY

You agree to indemnify us and our affiliates and our respective directors, officers, employees and agents, as well as their licensors and suppliers, from and against any and all claims, actions, suits or proceedings, as well as any and all losses, liabilities, damages, costs and expenses (including reasonable legal fees) arising out of:

  • any misrepresentation, act or omission made by you in connection with your use of the Site;
  • any non-compliance by you with these Terms of Use; or
  • claims brought by third parties arising from or related to your access or use of the Site including without limitation content posted by you or other information made available by you to the Site.

LIABILITY

In respect of all aspects of the Site other than our supply of products (and subject to the other provisions of this Section 17), We and our group companies and the officers, directors, employees, shareholders or agents of any of them, exclude all liability and responsibility for any amount or kind of loss or damage that may result to you or a third party (including without limitation, any direct, indirect, punitive or consequential loss or damages, or any loss of income, profits, goodwill, data, contracts, use of money, or loss or damages arising from or connected in any way to business interruption, and whether in tort (including without limitation negligence), contract or otherwise) in connection with the Site in any way or Content Features or in connection with the use, inability to use or the results of use of the Site, any websites linked to the Site or the material on such websites, including but not limited to loss or damage due to viruses that may infect your computer equipment, software, data or other property on account of your access to, use of, or browsing the Site or your downloading of any material from the or any websites linked to the Site.

If you choose to post your location, your intended location or any other such personal information via the Message Features or by any other method on the Site you accept that this is entirely at your own risk and We are not responsible for any loss or harm which occurs as a result of your sharing any information about your location or intended location.

This Section does not in any way limit our liability:

  • for death or personal injury caused by our negligence;
  • under section 2(3) of the Consumer Protection Act 1987;
  • for fraud or fraudulent misrepresentation; or
  • for any matter for which it would be illegal for us to exclude, or attempt to exclude, our liability.

Where you buy any product or service from a third party seller through the Site, the seller's individual liability will be set out in the seller's terms and conditions.

JURISDICTION AND APPLICABLE LAW

The English courts will have exclusive jurisdiction over any claim arising from, or related to, a visit to the Site.

These Terms of Use and any dispute or claim arising out of or in connection with them or their subject matter or formation (including non-contractual disputes or claims) shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the law of England and Wales.

CONTACT US

If you have any concerns about material which appears on the Site, please contact us by email at [javascript protected email address].