What are Smilos?
Sometimes expressing yourself on the web can be a little difficult at times. No matter how hard you try, you just can’t find the right words to convey what you’re thinking or how you feeling. Wouldn’t be great if it was possible to capture all you wanted to say in an instant? That’s why we created Smilos! Smilos is a new product that allows it users to communicate in a new and dynamic way.
A Smilo is what you might call a Smiley 2.0. A Smilo is simply a custom made emoji created from a user submitted image. We chop up the image and its ready for your use. Smilos transforms the way you can interact and allows users to get really creative with their communication.
Simply submit an image through our submit page and select the relevant tag for your image. We make the magic happen and turn the submitted image into a Smilo ready for your use. You can then use these Smilos just as you would an emoji –
• To convey a particular thought/feeling
• To personalize a message
• To replace a message with a Smilo
Smilos offers its users a new experience and allows users to express themselves in a way never seen before. Use Smilos and take your web communication to a whole new level.
When Words Aren’t Enough…. Use a Smilo!!!
What are Stories?
Have you ever experienced a situation so surreal that you couldn’t describe it in words? Something so funny that when you tell your friends about it they look back at you like (freakingout.png). Or maybe it was so random that when you share it with your family they look at you like (wtf.png). If so, why not bring your story to life with Smilos?
Submit your story through our site, however you can use our Smilos to get really creative with your story telling and animate your experience in a way never seen before. Use a Smilo whenever you want to highlight a key point and personalize your story in a new way. Smilos allows you to make your story more engaging and helps readers to visualize your experience. Users and readers alike can share stories across various social media platforms and have the whole world looking like (omg.png)
So share your story through us and have the whole world (lol3.png) with you (or in some cases haha.png at you). Whatever your story, we’ve got the right Smilo to help you bring it to life.
Launched in 2016 and based in the United Kingdom, Smilos is owned by O.T. Ventures Limited.
It is our mission to redefine the way users express themselves on the Web by adding a fresh dynamic to the social media experience. Smilos offer a new method of expression to help users get the most out of their social media platforms and communicate in a way never seen before. Smilos are simple to create and enable users to personalize their communication plus much more.
To find out more about Smilos please follow or subscribe to our Social Media accounts;
Official tags – #smilos #smilosociety #whenwordsarentenough #whatsyoursmilocode
When you submit or upload content to smilos.com (the “Site”), you will be deemed to have agreed and accepted these content submission guidelines. If you do not agree to be bound by these guidelines, please do not submit or upload content to the Site.
By uploading photographs to the Site you are confirming that:
You EITHER own all the rights to such photographs OR you have obtained the necessary rights to allow you to upload and use such photographs in the manner permitted by the Site;
The photographs are free from all watermarks;
The photographs contain no depiction of criminal, dangerous or reckless activity;
The photographs contain no depiction of anything that could be construed as hate speech against any person or people based on their gender, race, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, age, religion, beliefs or marital status; and
You are irrevocably transferring to smilos.com all intellectual property rights in the photographs.
You are also confirming that you understand and accept that smilos.com cannot and will not be liable for any issues or losses arising out of your failure to abide by these guidelines.
To allow smilos.com to provide you with the best possible service, we recommend that any photographs you submit to the Site are of the highest possible resolution.
By uploading a story to the Site you are confirming that:
It has not been plagiarized from a copyrighted work;
It contains no references to criminal, dangerous or reckless activity;
It contains no references to anything that could be construed as hate speech against any person or people based on their gender, race, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, age, religion, beliefs or marital status; and
You EITHER have changed the names of people to whom you refer in your story OR you have the express permission of all the people you have named in your story.
You are also confirming that you understand and accept that smilos.com cannot and will not be liable for any issues or losses arising out of your failure to abide by these guidelines.
Please ensure that your story uses proper English only, and contains no text or slang abbreviations such as ‘WTF’.
Smilos.com understands that your privacy is important to you and that you care about how your information is used and shared. We respect and value the privacy of everyone who visits our Site and we will only collect and use information in ways that are useful to you and in a manner consistent with your rights and our obligations under the law.
This Policy applies to our use of all data collected by us in relation to your use of the Site. Please read this Policy carefully and ensure you understand it. Your acceptance of this Policy is deemed to occur upon your first use of the Site and you will be required to read and accept this Policy when signing up for an Account. If you do not accept and agree with this Policy, you must stop using our Site immediately.
In this Policy the following terms shall have the following meanings:
“Account” means an account required to access and/or use certain areas and features of the Site;
“Cookie” means a small text file placed on your computer or device by our Site when you visit certain parts of the Site and/or when you use certain features of the Site;
“Site” means this website, smilos.com; and
“UK and EU Cookie Law” means the relevant parts of the Privacy and Electronic Communications (EC Directive) Regulations 2003 as amended in 2004, 2011 and 2015.
2. Information about us
This Site, smilos.com, is owned and operated by O.T. Ventures Limited, a limited company registered in England and Wales with company number 07697945, and whose registered address is Armstrong House, First Avenue, Robin Hood Airport, Doncaster, South Yorkshire, DN9 3GA.
3. Scope – what does this Policy cover?
This Policy applies only to your use of the Site. It does not extend to any websites that are linked to from the Site (whether we provide those links or whether they are shared by other users). We have no control over how your data is collected, stored or used by other websites and we advise you to check the privacy policies of any such websites before providing any data to them.
4. What data do we collect?
Some data will be collected automatically by the Site, other data will only be collected if you voluntarily submit it – for example, when signing up for an Account. Depending upon your use of the Site, we may collect some or all of the following data:
4.1 your name;
4.2 your date of birth;
4.3 your gender;
4.4 your contact information such as email addresses and telephone numbers;
4.5 demographic information such as your post code, preferences and interests;
4.6 your IP address (automatically collected);
4.7 your web browser type and version (automatically collected);
4.8 your operating system (automatically collected); and
4.9 a list of URLs starting with a referring site, your activity on our Site and the site you exit to (automatically collected).
5. How do we use your data?
5.1 We store all personal data securely and in accordance with the principles of the Data Protection Act 1998.
5.2 We use your data to provide the best possible services to you. This includes:
5.2.1 providing and managing your Account;
5.2.2 providing and managing your access to the Site;
5.2.3 personalising and tailoring your experience on the Site;
5.2.4 supplying our services to you;
5.2.5 personalising and tailoring our services for you;
5.2.6 responding to communications from you;
5.2.7 supplying you with email newsletters that you have subscribed to;
5.2.8 market research; and
5.2.9 analysing your use of our Site to enable us to continually improve the Site and your user experience.
5.3 With your permission and/or where permitted by law, we may also use your data for marketing purposes, which may include contacting you by email, telephone, text message and/or post with information, news and offers on our services. We will not, however, send you any unsolicited marketing or spam and will take all reasonable steps to ensure that we fully protect your rights and comply with our obligations under the Data Protection Act 1998 and the Privacy and Electronic Communications (EC Directive) Regulations 2003, as amended in 2004, 2011 and 2015.
5.4 Advertisers whose content appears on the Site may engage in what is known as “behavioural advertising” – advertising that is tailored to your preferences, based on your activity. Your activity is monitored using cookies, as detailed below in clause 12. You can control and limit your data being used in this way by adjusting your web browser’s privacy settings. Please note that we do not control the activities of such advertisers, nor the information they collect and use. Limiting the use of your data in this way will not remove the advertising, but it will make it less relevant to your interests and activities on our Site.
6. How and where do we store your data?
6.1 We only keep your data for as long as we need to in order to use it as described above in clause 5 and/or for as long as we have your permission to keep it.
6.2 Your data will only be stored within the European Economic Area (the “EEA”). (The EEA consists of all EU member states, plus Norway, Iceland and Liechtenstein.)
6.3 Data security is of great importance to us and to protect your data we have put in place suitable physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure data collected through our Site.
6.4 Notwithstanding the security measures that we take, it is important to remember that the transmission of data via the internet may not be completely secure, so you are advised to take suitable precautions when transmitting to us data via the internet.
7. Do we share your data?
7.1 We may share your data with other companies in our group.
7.2 We may sometimes contract with third parties to supply services to you on our behalf. These may include payment processing, delivery of goods, search engine facilities, advertising and marketing. In some cases, the third parties may require access to some or all of your data. Where any of your data is required for such a purpose, we will take all reasonable steps to ensure that your data will be handled safely, securely and in accordance with your rights, our obligations and the obligations of the third party under the law.
7.3 We may compile statistics about the use of our Site including data on traffic, usage patterns, user numbers, sales and other information. All such data will be anonymised and will not include any personally identifying information. We may from time to time share such data with third parties such as prospective investors, affiliates, partners and advertisers. Data will only be shared and used within the bounds of the law.
7.4 In certain circumstances, we may be legally required to share certain data we hold, for example, where we are involved in legal proceedings, where we are complying with the requirements of legislation, a court order or a governmental authority. We do not require any further consent from you to share your data in such circumstances and we will comply as required with any legally binding request that is made of us.
8. What happens if our business changes hands?
We may, from time to time, expand or reduce our business and this may involve the sale and/or the transfer of control of all or part of our business. Data provided by users will, where it is relevant to any part of our business so transferred, be transferred along with that part and the new owner or newly controlling party will, under the terms of this Policy, be permitted to use the data for the purposes for which it was originally collected by us.
9. How can you control your data?
When you submit information via our Site, you may be given options to restrict our use of your data. We aim to give you controls on our use of your data for direct marketing purposes (including the ability to opt-out of receiving emails from us, which you may do by unsubscribing using the links provided in our emails.
10. Your right to withhold information
11. How can you access your data?
You have the legal right to ask for a copy of any of your personal data we hold (where such data is held) on payment of a £10 fee. To do this, please contact us at .
12. What Cookies do we use and what for?
12.2 By using the Site you may also receive certain third party Cookies on your computer or device. Third party Cookies are those placed by websites, services and/or parties other than us. We use third party Cookies on the Site for advertising services. These Cookies are not integral to the functioning of the Site.
12.3 All Cookies used by and on the Site are used in accordance with UK and EU Cookie Law.
12.4 Before Cookies are placed on your computer or device, subject to clauses 12.5 and 12.8, you will be shown a message bar requesting your consent to set Cookies. By giving your consent to the placing of Cookies you are enabling us to provide the best possible experience and service to you. You may, if you wish, deny consent to the placing of Cookies. However, certain features of the Site may not function fully or as intended.
12.5 Certain features of Our Site depend on Cookies to function. UK and EU Cookie Law deems these Cookies to be “strictly necessary”. These Cookies are shown below in clause 12.6. Your consent will not be sought to place these Cookies. You may still block these Cookies by changing your internet browser’s settings, but please be aware that the Site may not work as intended if you do. We have taken great care to ensure that your privacy is not at risk by allowing them.
12.6 The following first party Cookies may be placed on your computer or device:
Name of Cookie: Joomla! Session Cookie
Purpose: Allows the site to know whether the user is logged in or not
and the following third party Cookies may be placed on your computer or device:
None at present
12.7 The Site uses analytics services provided by Google Analytics. Website analytics refers to a set of tools used to collect and analyse usage statistics, enabling us to better understand how people use our Site. This, in turn, enables us to improve the Site and the services offered through it. You do not have to allow us to use these Cookies, as detailed below. However, while our use of them does not pose any risk to your privacy or your safe use of the Site, it does enable us to continually improve the Site, making it a better and more useful experience for you and other users.
12.8 The analytics service(s) used by our Site use(s) Cookies to gather the required information. Certain of these Cookies may be placed immediately when you first visit the Site and it may not be possible for us to obtain your prior consent. You may remove these Cookies and prevent future use of them by changing your browser settings.
12.9 The analytics service(s) used by the Site use(s) the following Cookies:
Name of Cookie: Google Analytics
First / Third Party: Third Party
Purpose: Tracks website visits in an anonymous fashion.
12.10 You can choose to enable or disable Cookies in your internet browser. Most browsers also enable you to choose whether you wish to disable all cookies or only third party cookies. By default, most browsers accept Cookies but this can be changed. For further details, please consult the help menu in your browser or the documentation that came with your device.
12.11 You can choose to delete Cookies at any time. However, you may lose information such as that which enables you to access our Site more quickly and efficiently, including login and personalisation settings.
12.12 We recommend that you keep your browser and operating system up-to-date and that you consult the help and guidance provided by the developer of your browser and manufacturer of your computer or device if you are unsure about adjusting your privacy settings.
13. Contacting us
If you have any questions about the Site or this Policy, please contact us by email at , or by post to the Internal Compliance Department, O.T. Ventures Limited, Armstrong House, First Avenue, Robin Hood Airport, Doncaster, South Yorkshire, DN9 3GA.
14. Changes to this Policy
We may change this Policy as we may deem necessary from time to time or as may be required by law. Any changes will be immediately posted on the Site and you will be deemed to have accepted the terms of the revised Policy on your first use of the Site following the alterations. We recommend that you check this page regularly to keep up-to-date.
1.1 In these Terms and Conditions, the following expressions have the following meanings:
“Account” means an account required for a User to access certain areas of our Site, as detailed in clause 4;
“Site” means this website, smilos.com, and all content included therein (including User Content, unless expressly stated otherwise);
“User” means a user of our Site; and
“User Content” means content (whether written, audio, video and/or still images) submitted by Users to the Site.
2. Information about us
This Site, smilos.com, is owned and operated by O.T. Ventures Limited, a limited company registered in England and Wales with company number 07697945, and whose registered address is at Armstrong House, First Avenue, Robin Hood Airport, Doncaster, South Yorkshire, DN9 3GA.
3. Access to the Site
3.1 Access to this Site is free of charge. No part of the Site requires payment of any kind to access or use it. Certain parts of the Site may require an Account to log in and submit User Content. Accounts are free of charge.
3.2 It is your responsibility to make all arrangements necessary to access this Site.
3.3 Access to the Site is provided “as is” and on an “as available” basis. We may alter, suspend or discontinue the Site (or any part of it) at any time and without notice. We will not be liable to you in any way if the Site (or any part of it) is unavailable at any time and for any period.
4.1 Certain parts of the Site (including the ability to submit User Content) may require an Account to access them.
4.2 You may not create an Account if you are under 13 years of age. If you are under 13 years of age and wish to use the parts of the Site that require an Account, your parent or guardian should create the Account for you and you must only use the Account with their knowledge, approval and supervision.
4.3 When creating an Account, the information you provide must be accurate and complete. If any of your information changes later, it is your responsibility to ensure that your Account is kept up-to-date.
4.4 We require that you choose a strong password for your Account, consisting of a combination of lowercase and uppercase letters, numbers, and symbols. It is your responsibility to keep your password safe. You must not share your Account with anyone else. If you believe your Account is being used without your permission, please contact us immediately. We will not be liable for any unauthorised use of your Account.
4.5 You must not use anyone else’s Account.
4.6 Any personal information provided in your Account will be collected, used and held in accordance with your rights and our obligations under the Data Protection Act 1998, as set out in clause 16.
4.7 If you wish to close and delete your Account, you may do so at any time. Deleting your Account will result in the removal of your information. Deleting your Account will also remove your ability to access any areas of the Site requiring an Account for access.
5. Intellectual property rights and the Site
5.1 We retain the ownership of copyright and other intellectual property rights subsisting in User Content submitted to the Site. All content included on the Site and the copyright and other intellectual property rights subsisting in that content, unless specifically labelled otherwise, belongs to or has been licensed by us and is protected by applicable intellectual property laws and treaties.
5.2 For personal use only, you may:
5.2.1 access, view and use the Site in a web browser (including any web browsing capability built into other types of software or app);
5.2.2 download the Site (or any part of it) for caching;
5.2.3 print pages from the Site;
5.2.4 download, copy, clip, print or otherwise save extracts from pages on the Site;
5.2.5 save pages from the Site for later and/or offline viewing; and
5.2.6 view and use User Content in accordance with the permissions set out in clause 7.
5.3 You may not use any content (including User Content) downloaded, copied, clipped, printed or otherwise saved from the Site for commercial purposes without first obtaining a licence to do so from us or our licensors, as appropriate. This does not prohibit the normal access, viewing and use of the Site for general information purposes whether by business users or consumers.
5.4 You may not systematically copy content from the Site with a view to creating or compiling any form of comprehensive collection, compilation, directory, or database unless given our written permission to do so.
5.5 Subject to clause 5.2, you may not otherwise reproduce, copy, distribute, sell, rent, sub-licence, store or in any other manner re-use any content or material from the Site unless given our written permission to do so.
5.6 Our status as the owner and author of the content on the Site (or that of identified licensors, as appropriate) must always be acknowledged.
6. User Content
6.1 If you wish to submit User Content to the Site, you agree that you will be solely responsible for that User Content. Specifically, you agree, represent and warrant that you have the right to submit the User Content and that it will not contravene any aspect of our Acceptable Usage Policy, detailed in clause 8.
6.2 You agree that you will be liable to us and will, to the fullest extent permissible by law, indemnify us for any breach of the warranties given by you under clause 6.1. You will be responsible for any loss or damage we suffer because of such breach.
6.3 We may reject, reclassify, or remove any User Content submitted to the Site where that User Content, in our sole opinion, violates our Acceptable Usage Policy, or if we receive a complaint from a third party and determine that the User Content in question should be removed as a result.
7. Intellectual Property Rights and User Content
We take technical measures to limit and/or restrict the ability of Users to unlawfully copy User Content submitted to the Site. Despite such measures, the nature of the internet means that we cannot and do not make any representation or warranty that your User Content will not be unlawfully copied.
8. Acceptable Usage Policy
8.1 You may only use the Site (including the submission of User Content) in a manner that is lawful and that complies with the provisions of this clause 8. Specifically, you must:
8.1.1 ensure that you comply fully with all applicable local, national and international laws and/or regulations;
8.1.2 not use the Site in any way or for any purpose that is unlawful or fraudulent;
8.1.3 not use the Site to knowingly send, upload, or in any other way transmit data that contains any form of virus or other malware, or any other code designed to adversely affect computer hardware, software, or data of any kind; and
8.1.4 not use the Site in any way or for any purpose that is intended to harm any person or persons in any way.
8.2 When submitting User Content (or communicating in any other way using the Site), you must not submit, communicate or otherwise do anything that:
8.2.1 is pornographic;
8.2.2 is obscene, deliberately offensive, hateful, or otherwise inflammatory;
8.2.3 promotes violence;
8.2.4 promotes or assists in any form of unlawful activity;
8.2.5 discriminates against, or is in any way defamatory of, any person, group or class of persons, race, sex, religion, nationality, disability, sexual orientation or age;
8.2.6 is intended or otherwise likely to threaten, harass, annoy, alarm, inconvenience, upset or embarrass another person;
8.2.7 is calculated or otherwise likely to deceive;
8.2.8 is intended or otherwise likely to infringe (or threaten to infringe) another person’s right to privacy;
8.2.9 misleadingly impersonates any person or otherwise misrepresents your identity or affiliation in a way that is calculated to deceive;
8.2.10 implies any form of affiliation with us where none exists;
8.2.11 infringes, or assists in the infringement of, the intellectual property rights of any other party; or
8.2.12 is in breach of any legal duty owed to a third party including contractual duties and duties of confidence.
8.3 We reserve the right to suspend or terminate your Account and/or your access to the Site if you materially breach the provisions of this clause 8 or any of the other provisions of these Terms.
Specifically, we may:
8.3.1 suspend, whether temporarily or permanently, your Account and/or your right to access the Site;
8.3.2 remove any of your User Content which violates this Acceptable Usage Policy;
8.3.3 issue you with a written warning;
8.3.4 take legal proceedings against you for reimbursement of all costs on an indemnity basis we have incurred because of your breach;
8.3.5 take further legal action against you as appropriate;
8.3.6 disclose such information to law enforcement authorities as required or as we deem reasonably necessary; and/or
8.3.7 any other actions we deem reasonably appropriate.
8.4 We hereby exclude all liability arising out of any actions (including those set out above) we may take in response to breaches of these Terms.
9. Links to the Site
9.1 You may link to the Site if you:
9.1.1 do so in a fair and legal manner;
9.1.2 do not do so in a way that suggests any form of association, endorsement or approval on our part where none exists;
9.1.3 do not use any logos or trade marks displayed on our Site without our written permission to do so; and
9.1.4 do not do so in a way that is calculated to damage our reputation or to take unfair advantage of it.
9.2 You may link to any page of the Site if you comply with the remainder of this clause 9.
9.3 Framing or embedding of our Site on other websites is not permitted without our written permission.
9.4 You may not link to the Site from any other site the content of which contains material that:
9.4.1 is sexually explicit;
9.4.2 is obscene, deliberately offensive, hateful or otherwise inflammatory;
9.4.3 promotes violence;
9.4.4 promotes or assists in any form of unlawful activity;
9.4.5 discriminates against, or is in any way defamatory of, any person, group or class of persons, race, sex, religion, nationality, disability, sexual orientation or age;
9.4.6 is intended or is otherwise likely to threaten, harass, annoy, alarm, inconvenience, upset or embarrass another person;
9.4.7 is calculated or is otherwise likely to deceive;
9.4.8 is intended or is otherwise likely to infringe (or to threaten to infringe) another person’s privacy;
9.4.9 misleadingly impersonates any person or otherwise misrepresents the identity or affiliation of a person in a way that is calculated to deceive;
9.4.10 implies any form of affiliation with us where none exists;
9.4.11 infringes, or assists in the infringement of, the intellectual property rights of any other party; or
9.4.12 is made in breach of any legal duty owed to a third party including contractual duties and duties of confidence.
10. Links to Other Sites
Links to other sites may be included on the Site. Unless expressly stated, these sites are not under our control. We neither assume nor accept responsibility or liability for the content of third party sites. The inclusion of a link to another site on our Site is for information only and does not imply any endorsement of the sites themselves or of those in control of them.
11.1 We may feature advertising on the Site and we reserve the right to display advertising on the same page as any User Content.
11.2 You agree that you will not attempt to remove or hide any advertising.
11.3 We are not responsible for the content of any advertising on our Site. Each advertiser is responsible for the content of their own advertising material. We will not be responsible for any advertisingon the Site including any errors, inaccuracies, or omissions.
12.1 Nothing on the Site constitutes advice on which you should rely. The Site is provided for general information and entertainment purposes only.
12.2 Insofar as is permitted by law, we make no representation, warranty or guarantee that the Site will meet your requirements, that it will be fit for a particular purpose, that it will not infringe the rightsof third parties, that it will be compatible with all software and hardware, or that it will be secure.
12.3 We make reasonable efforts to ensure that the content on our Site is complete, accurate and up-to-date. We do not, however, make any representations, warranties or guarantees (whether express or implied) that such content is complete, accurate or up-to-date. If, because of our failure to exercise reasonable care and skill, any digital content from the Site created by us (that is not User Content) damages your device or other digital content belonging to you, you may be entitled to certain legal remedies. For more details concerning your rights and remedies as a consumer, please contact your local Citizens Advice Bureau or Trading Standards Office.
12.4 We are not responsible for the content or accuracy or for any opinions, views, or values expressed in any User Content submitted to the Site. Any such opinions, views or values are those of the relevant User, and do not reflect our opinions, views or values in any way.
13. Our Liability
13.1 To the fullest extent permissible by law, we accept no liability to any User for any loss or damage, whether foreseeable or otherwise, in contract, tort (including negligence), for breach of statutory duty or otherwise arising out of or in connection with the use of (or inability to use) the Site or the use of or reliance upon any content (whether that content is provided by us or whether it is User Content) included on the Site.
13.2 To the fullest extent permissible by law, we exclude all representations, warranties and guarantees (whether express or implied) that may apply to the Site or any content (including User Content) included on the Site.
13.3 The Site is intended for non-commercial use only. If you are a commercial user, we accept no liability for loss of profits, sales, business or revenue; loss of business opportunity, goodwill or reputation; loss of anticipated savings; business interruption; or for any indirect or consequential loss or damage.
13.4 We exercise all reasonable skill and care to ensure that the Site is free from viruses and malware. Subject to clause 12.3, we accept no liability for any loss or damage resulting from a virus or other malware, a distributed denial of service attack or other harmful material or event that may adversely affect your hardware, software, data or other material that occurs because of your use of our Site (including the downloading of any content, including User Content, from it) or any other site referred to on the Site.
13.5 We neither assume nor accept responsibility or liability arising out of any disruption or non-availability of the Site resulting from external causes including ISP equipment failure, host equipment failure, communications network failure, natural events, acts of war or legal restrictions and censorship.
13.6 Nothing in these Terms excludes or restricts our liability for fraud or fraudulent misrepresentation, for death or personal injury resulting from negligence, or for any other forms of liability which cannot be excluded or restricted by law.
14. Viruses, Malware and Security
14.1 We exercise all reasonable skill and care to ensure that the Site is secure and free from viruses and malware. We do not, however, guarantee that the Site is secure or free from viruses or malware and we accept no liability in respect of the same.
14.2 You are responsible for protecting your hardware, software, data and other material from viruses, malware and other internet security risks.
14.3 You must not deliberately introduce viruses or malware or any other material that is malicious or technologically harmful either to or via the Site.
14.4 You must not attempt to gain unauthorised access to any part of the Site, the server(s) on which the Site is stored, or any other server, computer or database connected to the Site.
14.5 You must not attack the Site by means of a denial of service attack, a distributed denial of service attack or by any other means.
14.6 By breaching the provisions of clauses 14.3 to 14.5 you may be committing a criminal offence under the Computer Misuse Act 1990. All such breaches will be reported to the relevant lawenforcement authorities and we will cooperate fully with those authorities by disclosing your identity to them. Your right to use the Site will cease immediately in the event of such a breach and, where applicable, your Account will be suspended and/or deleted.
15. Privacy and Cookies
16. Data Protection
16.1 All personal information that we may collect (including your name and contact details) will be collected, used and held in accordance with the provisions of the Data Protection Act 1998 and your rights and our obligations under that Act.
16.2 We may use your personal information to:
16.2.1 reply to any communications you send to us; and
16.2.2 send you important notices.
16.3 Apart from where we are legally obliged to do so and/or where we do so in accordance with clause 14.6, we will not pass on your personal information to any third parties without first obtaining your permission to do so.
17. Communications from us
17.1 If you have an Account, we may from time to time send you important notices by email. Such notices may relate to matters including service changes, changes to these Terms and changes to your Account.
17.2 We will never send you marketing emails without your consent. If you do give such consent, you may opt out at any time. All marketing emails we send include an unsubscribe link. If you opt out of receiving emails from us at any time, it may take up to 20 business days for us to comply with your request: during that time, you may continue to receive marketing emails from us.
18. Changes to these Terms
18.1 We may alter these Terms at any time. Any such changes will become binding on you upon your first use of the Site after the changes have been implemented. You are therefore advised to check this page from time to time.
18.2 If there is any conflict between the current version of these Terms and any previous version(s), the current provisions shall prevail.
19. Contacting us
To contact us, please email us at or using any of the methods provided on our contact page at <>.
20. Law and Jurisdiction
20.1 These Terms, and the relationship between you and us are governed by, and shall be construed in accordance with, English law.
20.2 Any disputes concerning these Terms, the relationship between you and us or any matters arising therefrom or associated shall be subject to the jurisdiction of the courts of England, Wales, Scotland or Northern Ireland, as determined by your residency.