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  1. Blog Privacy Notice
  2. Definitions
  3. Registering With Us
  4. Content Guidelines
  5. Blogging Services Cancellation
  6. Intellectual Property Rights
  7. Your Information
  8. Liability
  9. General

Privacy Notice

We do not share personal information with third-parties nor do we store information we collect about your visit to this blog for use other than to monitor site security and analyse content performance through the use of cookies, which you can turn off at any time by modifying the privacy settings using the pink “Privacy Settings” tab at the bottom left of this page. We are not responsible for the republishing of the content found on this blog on other web sites or media without our permission. This privacy policy is subject to change without notice.

Definitions

01 “Blogger”, “you”, “your” and “yours” is a reference to a person or entity who writes and posts content, and who registers with us to offer blogging services;

02 “Content” is a reference to any material including but not limited to photographs, information, data, software, videos, text, music, sound, graphics, messages posted by you or other users on our Website;

03 “Blogging Services” means the services we offer to Bloggers and the facilities for Bloggers to submit blogs through our approvals process.

04 “we”, “us” and “our” are references to Shiny Pretty Things Limited; and “Website” is a reference to the website, http://www.shinyprettythings.com/, which is run and operated by us and on which our Terms and Conditions are displayed.

Registering With Us

01 In order to use our Blogging Services you must first contact us and be accepted as a ShinyPrettyThings Blogger. To register with us on the sign up page on our Website – http://www.shinyprettythings.com/index.php/blog/write-for-us.

02 You must be 18 years or over in order to register for the Blogging Services.

03 You agree to take particular care when providing us with your details and warrant that these details are accurate and complete at the time of registration and are not false or misleading or misrepresent your identity, your experience or your work. You must provide us with valid and complete contact details and a valid email address. Any material changes to this information must be notified to us as soon as possible.

04 You will be sent an email containing a link to activate your account. Once you have activated your account you may then set up your profile. Any username you choose to use must not be offensive or obscene and must meet the requirements displayed on the Website.

05 You may upload a profile picture which must meet our requirements. All photos must have a maximum resolution of no more than 250×250 pixels, in JPG, JPEG, PNG or GIF image format. Photos may be altered by us to fit the current accepted picture size.

Content Guidelines

01 Your details may be uploaded onto our Website using the online template provided on the sign-up page. The completed template may be reviewed by us (and may be amended) to ensure that it is in compliance with the Content Guidelines prior to being displayed on our Website. The decision to accept a Blogger is at our absolute discretion and we may refuse to do so where we consider in our absolute discretion that the Blogger is not suitable for the Website or our business.

02 When you upload Content to the Website you agree to follow these guidelines. A failure to do so will result in cancellation of your Blogging Services and you will no longer be entitled to use the Blogging Services. In some cases a failure to follow these guidelines may result in you being reported to the police.

03 No pornographic or obscene Content should be submitted to the Website nor should any Content be designed to incite violence or racial hatred or contravene any law or regulation.

04 A Blogger must ensure that the content they provide is not false, inaccurate or misleading and complies with the British Code of Advertising Practice in all respects.

05 You must not infringe someone else’s copyright or intellectual property when uploading Content.

06 You should not use any names, logos and/or trademarks unless owned by you or are used by you under licence. (This does not apply to descriptions, trades words or to common usage.)

07 You must be legally entitled to display any graphics used in connection with the Content.

08 We reserve the right to alter, amend or withdraw any Content at any time where we consider it appropriate to do so.

09 We reserve the right to immediately suspend the content and where appropriate, ban users who deliberately:

a provide misleading information in descriptions; copyright details; licences or any other information and passing it off as authentic;

b advertise or promote any illegal or unlawful product or service; or

c promote any political, ethnic, racial or religious organisation or belief;

10 We reserve the right to review and approve all Content uploaded to our Website at any time. All Content undergoes a rigorous revision process before publication. We may decide, without notice to you, to remove, amend or delete any Content or listing where we consider at our sole discretion that such Content or listing is either bogus or in breach of the Blogging Terms and Conditions.

11 When using our Website and our Blogging Services you shall not:

a send or store material containing software viruses, worms, Trojan horses or other harmful computer code, files, scripts, agents or programs

b interfere with or disrupt the integrity or performance of the Website or the data contained therein, or our servers or networks

c attempt to gain unauthorised access to the Website or its related systems or networks or to any other computer system or website; or

d take any action that imposes an unreasonably or disproportionately large load on our system

12 You must not use the Website or the Blogging Service for spamming, unsolicited or unauthorised advertising, or submitting unsolicited, abusive or threatening Content. You are not permitted to sell or place advertising on your portfolio page or any other page of our Website.

13 You should not publish the contact details of another user on the Website.

14 You may only modify or add Content to the Website where specifically permitted. Under no circumstances may you block, obscure, overwrite or modify any content or pages generated by us. All other site locations or components of our Website pages are strictly for our use.

15 We reserve the right to alter, amend or withdraw any posting at any time where we consider it appropriate to do so.

Blogging Services Cancellation

01 You may cancel your membership at any time by contacting Shiny Pretty Things Limited.

02 We reserve the right to cancel or suspend your membership or authority to use our Website at any time should we reasonably consider or suspect that you have acted in breach of the Blogging Terms and Conditions or the Content and Listing Guidelines.

Intellectual Property Rights

01 Ownership in, and all rights created in relation to the contents of this Website vest in us absolutely unless otherwise indicated. The collection, arrangement and assembly of all content on the Website is the exclusive property of Shiny Pretty Things Limited and is protected by copyright. You must not modify, copy, reproduce, upload, post, transmit or distribute by any means, any material or information or download from our Website except where expressly invited to do so or indicated on our Website.

02 You are not permitted or licensed to reproduce, copy or use in any way the trade marks, logos and other intellectual property rights that we own except as expressly set out in these Terms and Conditions or with the express permission of Shiny Pretty Things Limited.

03 You warrant that you are the legal owner of the intellectual property rights in any Content that you display on our Website. You retain any intellectual property rights in the Content that you post to the Website and you grant to us, our successors and assigns, an irrevocable, perpetual, royalty free, worldwide, non-exclusive, fully paid licence to reproduce, copy, translate, distribute, commercially exploit or otherwise use such Content.

Your Information

01 Where we have requested information from you to provide the Blogging Services, you agree to provide us with accurate, up to date and complete information./p>

02 We reserve the right to verify with third parties the accuracy of information that you provide to us.

03 You authorise us to use, store or otherwise process your personal information in order to provide the goods or services to you and for marketing and credit control purposes (the “Purpose”). The Purpose may include the disclosure of your personal information to selected third parties from time to time where we believe that the services offered by such third parties may be of interest to you or where this is required by law or in order to provide the Membership Services to you.

Liablity

01 We disclaim any and all liability to you for the supply of the Blogging Services we provide to the fullest extent permissible under applicable law. We cannot accept any liability for any loss, damage or expense, including any direct or indirect loss such as loss of profits, to you howsoever arising. This limitation of liability does not apply to personal injury or death arising as a direct result of our negligence.

02 We do not accept liability for any indirect loss, consequential loss, loss of data, loss of income or profit, loss or damage to goodwill, loss or damage to property and/or loss from claims of third parties arising out of the use of the Website or for any services we may provide to you.

03 We shall not be held liable for any misrepresentations

04 Your use of the Website and the Blogging Services is without any warranty or guarantee and is entirely at your own risk.

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05 We do not accept any liability for any delays, failures, errors or omissions or loss of transmitted information, viruses or other contamination or destructive properties transmitted to you or your computer system via our Website.

06 We cannot warrant that use of the Website will be error free or fit for purpose, timely, that defects will be corrected, or that the site or the server that makes it available are free of viruses or bugs or represents the full functionality, accuracy, reliability of the Website and we do not make any warranty whatsoever, whether express or implied, relating to fitness for purpose, or accuracy.

07 We shall not be held liable for any failure or delay in performing this Agreement where such failure arises as a result of any act or omission which is outside our reasonable control such as an act of God or those of third parties.

08 Disclosing personal information to users is entirely at your own risk and we accept no liability for any loss, damage, cost or expense you may incur as a result.

09 You hereby agree to fully indemnify us on demand and hold us harmless against any losses, damages, costs (including all reasonable legal and administrative costs) and expenses, including all consequential losses such as loss of profit, loss or damage to goodwill or reputation, and/or loss from claims by third parties suffered or incurred by us as a result of:

ayour breach of the Blogging Terms and Conditions.

bthe Content which you have uploaded to the Website and/or

cyour improper use of the Blogging Services or your breach of any law or the rights of a third party

Disclaimer

01 We may subcontract any part or parts of our performance of this Agreement from time to time and we may assign or novate any part or parts of our rights and obligations under this Agreement without your consent or any requirement to notify you.

02 The Blogging Terms and Conditions may be varied without notice to you. Any changes will be published on our Website and will take effect from the date of publication. You should check the Website periodically to ensure that you are familiar with any updates or variations.

03 We reserve the right to cancel or suspend this Agreement or your authority to use our services or our Website at any times; should we reasonably consider or suspect that you have acted in breach of these Terms and Conditions or the Agreement or; should we reasonably consider or suspect that you have damaged or harmed (or intend to damage or harm) our reputation or goodwill.

04 This Agreement constitutes the entire agreement between you and us. No other terms whether expressed or implied shall form part of this Agreement. In the event of any conflict between the Blogging Terms and Conditions and any other term or provision, the Blogging Terms and Conditions shall prevail.

05 If any term or condition of our Agreement shall be deemed invalid, illegal or unenforceable, the parties hereby agree that such term or condition shall be deemed to be deleted and the remainder of the Agreement shall continue in force without such term or condition.

06 The Blogging Terms and Conditions and our Agreement shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of England and Wales. The parties hereto submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of England and Wales.

07 No delay or failure on our part to enforce our rights or remedies under the Agreement shall constitute a waiver on our part of such rights or remedies unless such waiver is confirmed in writing.

08 It is not intended that the undertakings and obligations of the parties set out in this document shall be for the benefit of and capable of being enforced by any other person by virtue of the Contracts (Rights of Third Parties) Act 1999.

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