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Terms and Conditions of Use


This agreement applies as between you, the User of this Website and Fan First Ltd (FFL), the owner(s) of this Website. Your agreement to comply with and be bound by these terms and conditions is deemed to occur upon your first use of the Website. If you do not agree to be bound by these terms and conditions, you should stop using the Website immediately.

  1. In this Agreement the following terms shall have the following meanings:
    • “Article” means a news article on this Website;

    • "Comment" means a comment posted on an Article by a User;

    • “Content” means any Articles, text, graphics, images, audio, video, software, data compilations and any other form of information capable of being stored in a computer that appears on or forms part of this Website;

    • “FFL” means Fan First Limited, 25-27 Church Street, Rushden, Northants, NN10 9YU;

    • “Service” means collectively any online facilities, tools, services or information that FFL makes available through the Website either now or in the future;

    • “System” means any online communications infrastructure that FFL makes available through the Website either now or in the future;

    • “User” / "Users" means any third party that accesses the Website and is not employed by FFL and acting in the course of their employment; and

    • “Website" means the website that you are currently using (Fan First) and any sub-domains of this site (e.g. * unless expressly excluded by their own terms and conditions.

  2. Intellectual Property
    1. Subject to the exceptions in Clause 3 of these Terms and Conditions, all Content included on the Website including, but not limited to, text, graphics, logos, icons, images, sound clips, video clips, data compilations, page layout, underlying code and software is the property of FFL, or our affiliates. By continuing to use the Website you acknowledge that such material is protected by applicable United Kingdom and International intellectual property and other laws.
    2. You may print, reproduce, copy, distribute, store or in any other fashion re-use Content from the Website as specified in Clause 4 of these Terms and Conditions and for personal or educational purposes only unless otherwise indicated on the Website or unless given express written permission to do so by FFL. Specifically you agree that:
      1. You will not systematically copy Content from the Website with a view to creating or compiling any form of comprehensive collection, compilation, directory or database unless given express written permission to do so by FFL.
  3. Third Party Intellectual Property
    1. The Intellectual Property Rights subsisting in Comments belong to the Users who posted those Comments unless it is expressly stated otherwise.
    2. Where expressly indicated, certain Content and the Intellectual Property Rights subsisting therein belongs to other parties.
    3. The Content described in this Clause 3, unless expressly stated to be so, is not covered by any permission granted by Clause 2 of these Terms and Conditions to use Content from the Website. The exceptions in Clause 4 continue to apply.
  4. Fair Use of Intellectual Property

    Material from the Website may be re-used without written permission where any of the exceptions detailed in Chapter III of the Copyright Designs and Patents Act 1988 apply.

  5. Links to Other Websites

    This Website may contain links to other websites. Unless expressly stated, these sites are not under the control of FFL or that of our affiliates. We assume no responsibility for the content of such Websites and disclaim liability for any and all forms of loss or damage arising out of the use of them. The inclusion of a link to another site on this Website does not imply any endorsement of the sites themselves or of those in control of them.

  6. Links to this Website
    1. Those wishing to place a link to this Website on other sites may place a link to the home page of the site or to specific Articles either manually or using the sharing tools provided without prior permission.
    2. Deep linking (i.e. links to specific pages within the site) to any page on the site which is not the home page or an Article requires the express permission of FFL. To find out more please contact us by email at [email protected]
  7. Posting Comments
    1. When posting a Comment on an Article you should do so in accordance with the following rules:
      1. you must not use obscene or vulgar language;
      2. your Comment may not contain Content that is unlawful or otherwise objectionable. This includes, but is not limited to, Content that is abusive, threatening, harassing, defamatory, ageist, sexist or racist;
      3. your Comment may not contain Content that is intended to promote or incite violence;
      4. your Comment should be honest and fair, should not make any unsubstantiated or unsupportable claims, and should not unreasonably criticise other Comments or Users;
      5. Comments must be made using the English language. Content in any other language may be removed at our sole discretion;
      6. your Comment may not infringe the intellectual property rights of any third party including, but not limited to, copyright and trade marks;
      7. you must not post links to other Websites containing any of the above types of Content;
      8. the means by which you identify yourself must not violate these Terms and Conditions or any applicable laws;
      9. you must not impersonate other people or businesses;
      10. you must not submit material that may contain viruses or any other software or instructions that may damage or disrupt other software, computer hardware or communications networks; and
      11. you must not use our System for unauthorised mass-communication such as “spam” or “junk mail”.
    2. You acknowledge that FFL shall screen, approve (or reject), edit and/or remove any Comment posted to the Website.
    3. FFL may edit your Comment to comply with the provisions of sub-Clause 7.1 without prior consultation. In cases of severe breaches of the provisions of sub-Clause 7.1, your Comment may be removed and your Account may be suspended or terminated. You will not be informed in writing of the reasons for any such alterations or removals.
    4. In order to post a Comment, you are required to submit certain personal details. By continuing to use this Website you represent and warrant that:
      1. any information you submit is accurate and truthful; and
      2. you will keep this information accurate and up-to-date.
    5. By posting a Comment you warrant and represent that you are the author of that Comment or that you have acquired all of the appropriate rights and / or permissions to post it. FFL accepts no responsibility or liability for any infringement of third party rights by such Comments or Content. Further, you waive all moral rights in the Comment to be named as its author and grant FFL a perpetual licence to modify the Content as necessary for its inclusion on the Website.
    6. FFL will not be liable in any way or under any circumstances for any loss or damage that you may incur as a result of such Comments, nor for any errors or omissions therein. Use of and reliance upon Comments is entirely at your own risk.
    7. Nothing in these Terms and Conditions shall grant FFL any rights in or to any trade marks or any other intellectual property rights contained within your Comment or any part of it save for the right to display the same on the Website as part of your Comment until you or FFL choose to remove that Comment.
    8. You acknowledge that FFL may retain copies of any and all communications, information, Content and Comments sent to us or submitted to the Website.
  8. Competitions
    1. The competitions that we run through the Services are subject to the following rules (unless otherwise specified):
      1. No purchase is necessary.
      2. One entry is permitted per household, and no bulk or third party entries are permitted.
      3. Competitions are open to all UK residents (over the age of 18 in alcohol, tobacco or travel-related competitions, and in other cases as stated) except our employees, the companies or organisations with whom the competition or offer is being run, their agents, or anyone directly connected with the promotion.
      4. Proof of entry will not be accepted as proof of receipt of entry.
      5. If we run a competition or offer with a promoter where that promoter is responsible for the provision of the offer or prizes then FFL will not be responsible for or have any liability for the provision of those offers or prizes.
      6. We reserve in all cases the right to replace the stated prizes with other prizes that we consider to be of broadly equivalent value. We offer no cash alternative for non-cash prizes, and prize winners must accept prizes in the form offered. Prizes are not refundable or transferable.
      7. The winner may be required to sign a statement proving their eligibility/liability.
      8. The closing date for receipt of entries is as stated for each individual competition. The winner(s) will be drawn at random from all valid entries, and will be notified by email within two weeks of the closing date.
      9. Detail of the winner(s) can be obtained by sending a SAE marked [name of competition] to Fan First Ltd, 25-27 Church Street, Rushden, Northants, NN10 9YU within 21 days of the closing date of the promotion.
      10. All entrants to competitions and offers are deemed to have accepted these rules and agree to be bound by them, and agree to co-operate in any publicity that may arise which may include their name or image being used on websites, magazines or mobile services at any time as a result of the competition.
  9. Advertising
    1. Certain pages on this Website display third party advertising. FFL has neither control over, nor involvement in, any third party advertising or the products and/or services featured therein.
    2. Unless it is expressly stated (for reasons including, but not limited to, sponsorship), no advertising shall be taken as an endorsement by FFL of the products, services or any party associated therewith featured in advertising.
    3. Where any advertising utilises cookies or similar technological means to gather data, it shall be governed by our Privacy Policy as set out in Clause 10.
  10. Privacy
    1. Use of the Website is also governed by our Privacy Policy which is incorporated into these terms and conditions by this reference. To view the Privacy Policy, please click on the link above.
    2. The Website places the following cookies onto your computer or device. These cookies are used for the purposes described herein. Full details of the cookies used by the Website and your legal rights with respect to them are included in our Privacy Policy. By accepting these terms and conditions, you are giving consent to FFL to place cookies on your computer or device. Please read the information contained in the Privacy Policy prior to acceptance.
  11. Disclaimers
    1. FFL makes no warranty or representation that the Website or the Articles therein will meet your requirements, that they will be of satisfactory quality, that they will be fit for a particular purpose, that they will not infringe the rights of third parties, that they will be compatible with all systems, or that they will be secure.
    2. The opinions expressed in Articles are those of their authors and do not represent the opinions of FFL.
    3. Save for the screening and approval of Comments, FFL has neither control over, nor involvement in, any Comments and accepts no responsibility for any actions taken by any Users.
    4. The opinions expressed in Comments are those of the authors of those Comments and do not represent the opinions of FFL.
    5. Whilst every reasonable endeavour has been made to ensure that all information provided on this Website will be accurate and up to date, FFL makes no warranty or representation that this is the case. We make no guarantee of any specific results from the use of our services.
    6. No part of this Website is intended to constitute advice and the Content of this Website should not be relied upon when making any decisions or taking any action of any kind.
    7. FFL makes no representation or warranty that any part of this Website is suitable for use in commercial situations or that it constitutes accurate data and / or advice on which business decisions can be based.
    8. Whilst every effort has been made to ensure that all descriptions of services available from FFL correspond to the actual services available, FFL is not responsible for any variations from these descriptions.
    9. Whilst FFL uses reasonable endeavours to ensure that the Website is secure and free of errors, viruses and other malware, all Users are advised to take responsibility for their own security, that of their personal details and their computers.
  12. Availability of the Website and Modifications
    1. The Service is provided “as is” and on an “as available” basis. We give no warranty that the Service will be free of defects and / or faults. To the maximum extent permitted by the law we provide no warranties (express or implied) of fitness for a particular purpose, accuracy of information, compatibility and satisfactory quality.
    2. FFL accepts no liability for any disruption or non-availability of the Website resulting from external causes including, but not limited to, ISP equipment failure, host equipment failure, communications network failure, power failure, natural events, acts of war or legal restrictions and censorship.
    3. FFL reserves the right to alter, suspend or discontinue any part (or the whole of) the Website including, but not limited to, the products and/or services available. These Terms and Conditions shall continue to apply to any modified version of the Website unless it is expressly stated otherwise.
  13. Limitation of Liability
    1. To the maximum extent permitted by law, FFL accepts no liability for any direct or indirect loss or damage, foreseeable or otherwise, including any indirect, consequential, special or exemplary damages arising from the use of the Website or any information contained therein. Users should be aware that they use the Website and its Content at their own risk.
    2. Nothing in these terms and conditions excludes or restricts FFL’s liability for death or personal injury resulting from any negligence or fraud on the part of FFL.
    3. Whilst every effort has been made to ensure that these terms and conditions adhere strictly with the relevant provisions of the Unfair Contract Terms Act 1977, in the event that any of these terms are found to be unlawful, invalid or otherwise unenforceable, that term is to be deemed severed from these terms and conditions and shall not affect the validity and enforceability of the remaining terms and conditions. This term shall apply only within jurisdictions where a particular term is illegal.
  14. No Waiver

    In the event that any party to these Terms and Conditions fails to exercise any right or remedy contained herein, this shall not be construed as a waiver of that right or remedy.

  15. Previous Terms and Conditions

    In the event that any party to these Terms and Conditions fails to exercise any right or remedy contained herein, this shall not be construed as a waiver of that right or remedy.

  16. Third Party Rights

    Nothing in these Terms and Conditions shall confer any rights upon any third party. The agreement created by these Terms and Conditions is between you and FFL.

  17. Communications
    1. All notices / communications shall be given to us either by post to our Premises (see address above) or by email to [email protected]. Such notice will be deemed received 3 days after posting if sent by first class post, the day of sending if the email is received in full on a business day and on the next business day if the email is sent on a weekend or public holiday.
    2. FFL may from time to time send you information about our products and/or services. If you do not wish to receive such information, please click on the ‘Unsubscribe’ link in any email which you receive from us.
  18. Law and Jurisdiction

    These terms and conditions and the relationship between you and FFL shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the Law of England and Wales and FFL and you agree to submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the Courts of England and Wales.