Terms and Conditions of use
These Terms and Conditions ("the Terms") govern your use of this Village & Parish Magazines ("VPM") web site (the "web site"). VPM is a subsidiary of Minster Matters (MM) at www.minstermatters.org.uk Please read through the Terms. If you do not agree with the Terms, do not use this web site. If you do use the web site, your conduct indicates that you agree to be bound by the Terms.
Unless otherwise specified the copyright in the contents of all the pages in this web site are owned or licensed to VPM/MM. Unless otherwise specified, the authors of the literary and artistic works in the pages in this web site have asserted their moral right pursuant to Section 77 of the Copyright Designs and Patents Act 1988 to be identified as the author of those works.
Who Owns Copyright
In UK law the first owner of copyright in a work is the 'author'. This can be an individual or an organisation, as in cases where a work is produced in the course of employment the initial copyright is owned by the employer unless an agreement to the contrary exists. The copyright in a work can, and is, traded as commodity. Authors frequently assign the copyright to their work to a publisher in return for royalties on copies sold, but in doing so sell their own right to copy the work. An alternative is for an author to licence a publisher to produce copies, in which case they only assign those rights to the work which are specified in the licence and retain ownership of the copyright themselves.
How long does Copyright last
Known Author - 70 years from the end of the year of the authors death. Multiple Known Authors - 70 years from the end of the year of the last identifiable authors death. Unknown Author - 70 years from the end of the year in which the work was made or, - 70 years from when the work was made available to the public, if this event occurs within the 70 year period from the date of creation. Sound recordings, broadcasts, cable programmes and films, with no identifiable authors - 50 years from the date of creation or release.
Conditions of your use of this web site
Except as stated below, the contents of this web site may not be copied, reproduced, distributed, republished, downloaded, displayed, posted or transmitted in any form or by any means without the prior express written permission of VPM/MM. You may not distribute, display or copy any of the contents of the pages contained in this web site to third parties including, but not limited to "caching" any material on this web site for access by third parties and "mirroring" any material on this web site. You may not provide a link to this web site from any other web site without first obtaining VPM/MM's prior written consent. You may print or download to disk the contents of an individual page of this web site for the purpose of private and personal non-commercial use. You may also permit your computer to make an electronically stored, transient copy of the content in this web site for the purpose of viewing it while connected to the Internet only. However, you may only make one copy of any content.
Exclusion of VPM/MM's liability
The information contained in the material in this web site is only for information purposes. The material on this web site does not constitute advice and you should not rely on any material in this web site to make (or refrain from making) any decision or take (or refrain from taking) any action. VPM/MM does not make any warranty or representation as to the accuracy or fitness for purpose of any material on this web site or the reliability of the access to this web site. In no event do we accept liability of any description, including liability for negligence, for any damages or losses (including, without limitation, loss of business, revenue, profits, or consequential loss) whatsoever resulting from use of or inability to use this web site. VPM/MM makes no warranty that this web site (or web sites which are linked to this web site) is free from computer viruses or any other malicious or impairing computer program. The pages contained in this web site may contain technical inaccuracies and typographical errors. The information in these pages may be updated from time to time and may at times be out of date. We accept no responsibility for keeping the information in these pages up to date or liability for any failure to do so.
Third party material and advertisements
This web site may contain material submitted and created by third parties. VPM/MM excludes all liability for any illegality arising from, or error, omission or inaccuracy in such material and VPM/MM takes no responsibility for such material. In the event that you purchase or obtain any goods or services from a third party then your acquisition of such goods or services will be in accordance with the third party's terms and conditions and VPM/MM will have no liability to you in respect of the same. This web site also contains links to other web sites which are not under the control of and are not maintained by VPM/MM. VPM/MM is not responsible for the content of those sites. VPM/MM provides these links for your convenience only but does not necessarily endorse the material on these sites.
Material submitted by you
By submitting any material to VPM/MM, you automatically grant VPM/MM the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable, exclusive right and license to use, reproduce, modify, edit, adapt, publish, translate, create derivative works from, distribute, perform and display such material (in whole or part) worldwide and/or to incorporate it in other works in any form, media, or technology now known or later developed for the full term of any rights that may exist in such content. You acknowledge that VPM/MM is not obliged to publish any material submitted by you.
Data Protection and Privacy
If any term, condition, or provision of these terms and conditions is determined to be unlawful, invalid, void, or for any reason unenforceable, the validity and enforceability of the remaining terms, conditions and provisions shall not in any way be affected or impaired thereby.
Law governing the Terms
Use of this Website and these Terms shall be subject only to the laws of England and Wales which shall exclusively govern the interpretation, application and effect of all the above permissions, exclusions, licences and conditions of use.
The Courts of England and Wales shall have exclusive jurisdiction over all claims or disputes arising in relation to, out of, or in connection with this Website and its use and these Terms. This Website is aimed at users in the United Kingdom. Where UK regulatory authorities have jurisdiction over the contents of this Website, VPM/MM has attempted to ensure compliance with the requirements of such regulatory body. However, some of the information in the pages contained in this Website is not to be accessed from certain jurisdictions and no representation or warranty is made as to whether the information available in this Website complies with the regulatory regime of countries other than the United Kingdom.
These terms and conditions constitute the entire agreement between you and VPM/MM relating to the subject matter herein.
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