Terms & Conditions
Terms of Service
UPDATES TO TERMS
SPECIAL PROMOTION TERMS
This Site and the Services are available only to Users who can form legally binding contracts under applicable law. By using this Site or the Services, you represent and warrant that you are at least eighteen (18) years of age. If you are visiting this Site from a country other than the country in which our servers are located, your communications with us may result in the transfer of information (including your registration or Personal information, as described below) across international boundaries. By visiting this Site and communicating electronically with us, you consent to such transfers.
YOUR USE OF THE SITE AND THE SERVICES
London Dessert Festival’s community functions best when its Users follow rules and guidelines. By accessing and/or using the Site or any Services, you agree to comply with these community guidelines (the “Community Guidelines”) and that: Your use of the Site and the Services including any content you submit, will comply with this Agreement and all applicable local, state, national and international laws, rules and regulations; you will not impersonate another User or entity or falsely state or otherwise misrepresent your affiliation with a person or entity, nor will you collect or harvest (or permit anyone else to collect or harvest) any User Content (as defined below) or any non-public or personally identifiable information about another User or any other person or entity without their express prior written consent; you will not use this Site or the Services in a manner (as determined by London Dessert Festival in its sole and absolute discretion) that is illegal, infringing, defamatory, harassing, or abusive, that violates the privacy or publicity rights of another User or any other third party, or that is otherwise objectionable;. you will not use this Site or the Services for hate speech, hate crimes or violence; You will not use this Site or the Services to send spam or other unsolicited bulk email, for computer or network hacking or cracking, or to transmit any viruses, worms, bugs, Trojan horses or other code, files or programs designed to, or capable of, disrupting, damaging or limiting the functionality or security of the Site or the Services; you will not copy or distribute in any medium any part of the Site or the Services, except where expressly authorised by London Dessert Festival; you will not access London Dessert Festival Content or User Content (as those terms are defined below) through any technology or means other than through this Site itself, or as London Dessert Festival may designate; you will not use this Site or the Services, including any of London Dessert Festival’s related technologies, for any commercial use without London Dessert Festival’s express prior written consent; and you will not take any action that imposes or may impose (in our sole discretion) an unreasonable or disproportionately large load on our technical infrastructure.
London Dessert Festival reserves the right to modify, change, or discontinue any aspect of this Site or the Services at any time.
USER GENERATED CONTENT
You understand that all information, including your name and email address; data, including your IP address and other personally and non-personally identifiable information we collect about you through the Service, including information we collect from your social media profiles if you access the Service through our social media channels; or other content of any kind, uploaded, posted, made available, shared or transmitted by you or another user to or through the Service (each and all of the foregoing, “User Content”) is the sole responsibility of the person from whom such User Content originated. We do not control such User Content and do not make any guarantee whatsoever related to such User Content. By using the Service, you may be exposed to User Content, as well as material uploaded, posted, made available, shared or transmitted to or through the Service by us, that is offensive, indecent or objectionable. Under no circumstances will we be liable or responsible in any way for any claim related to such User Content or material.
While we have no obligation to review, monitor, display, accept or exploit User Content, we may, in our sole discretion, delete , move, re-format, edit, alter, distort, remove or refuse to exploit User Content at any time, for any reason, without notice or liability to you or any other party.
By submitting or posting your User Content to or on the Service, you grant us, and our affiliates, agents, third party partners, and assignees a non-exclusive, irrevocable, sub-licensable and royalty-free license in perpetuity throughout the universe to host, display, transmit, distribute, reproduce,modify, edit, translate, create derivative works from, store, archive, cache, sell, sub-license and otherwise your User Content in any and all manner and media, whether now known or hereafter devised, and you release all moral rights and similar rights in and to your User Content.You further perpetually and irrevocably grant London Dessert Festival the unconditional right to use and exploit your name, persona and likeness included in any User Content and in connection with any User Content, without any obligation, remuneration or attribution of any kind to you or anyone else.
You acknowledge that: (i) we may receive from marketers free products that we review or discuss in our content and (ii) we may receive compensation in connection with advertisement or stories regarding run advertisements or stories on our sites concerning some of those products or companies that sell them (and other products sold by such companies) for which we sometimes receive compensation.
LINKS TO THE SERVICE
We reserve the right to revoke any link to any page of the Service or our social media channels in our sole discretion without notice. We also reserve the right to require that you obtain our prior written consent before you provide any links to any page or social media page of the Service.
THIRD PARTY LINKS
We may provide, or third parties may provide, on or through the Service, links to other websites or resources. You acknowledge and agree that we have no control over such sites and resources, are not responsible for the availability of such external sites or resources, and do not endorse nor are we responsible for or liable for any losses, expenses or damages, to you or your software, hardware or data, arising out of the operations of such external sites or resources. These links sites are for your convenience only, and you access them at your own risk, regardless of whether or not we receive compensation, commission or share of revenues generated by purchases via such links. YOUR COMMUNICATIONS AND DEALINGS WITH THIRD PARTIES THROUGH SUCH LINK INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, THE PAYMENT AND DELIVERY OF PRODUCTS AND SERVICES, AND ANY TERMS, CONDITIONS, WARRANTIES AND REPRESENTATIONS ASSOCIATED WITH ANY SUCH COMMUNICATIONS AND DEALINGS, ARE SOLELY BETWEEN YOU AND THE THIRD PARTY.
SERVICE MODIFICATION OR TERMINATION
We reserve the right at any time and from time to time to modify or discontinue, temporarily or permanently, the Service (or any part thereof) with or without notice. We will not be liable to you or to any third party for any such modification, suspension or discontinuance of the Service. We may at our sole discretion, under any circumstances, for any or no reason whatsoever and without prior notice to you, immediately terminate your access to the Service. We will not be liable or responsible to you or any third party for such termination.
If you have a dispute with one or more users of the Service, you release us from claims, demands and damages (actual and consequential) of every kind and nature, known and unknown, arising out of or in any way connected with such disputes. (A general release extends to claims which the creditor does not know or suspect to exist in his favour at the time of executing the release, which if known by him must have materially affected his settlement with the debtor).
INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY The content on this Site and the Services as well as any content in the Beta Features, including without limitation the text (such as the articles found on our blog or in our newsletter), software, scripts, source code, API, graphics, photos, sounds, music, videos and interactive features and the trademarks, service marks and logos contained therein (“London Dessert Festival Content”), are owned by or licensed to London Dessert Festival in perpetuity, and are subject to copyright, trademark, and/or patent protection in the United Kingdom and foreign countries, and other intellectual property rights under United Kingdom and foreign laws. London Dessert Festival Content is provided to you “as is”, “as available” and “with all faults” for your information and personal, non-commercial use only and may not be downloaded, copied, reproduced, distributed, transmitted, broadcast, displayed, sold, licensed, or otherwise exploited for any purposes whatsoever without the express prior written consent of London Dessert Festival. No right or license under any copyright, trademark, patent, or other proprietary right or license is granted by this Agreement. London Dessert Festival reserves all rights not expressly granted in and to London Dessert Festival Content, this Site and the Services, and this Agreement does not transfer ownership of any of these rights. If you violate any part of this Agreement, your permission to access and/or use London Dessert Festival Content and the Site or the Services automatically terminates and you must immediately destroy any copies you have made of London Dessert Festival Content. The trademarks, service marks, and logos of London Dessert Festival used and displayed on the Site the Services are registered and unregistered trademarks or service marks of London Dessert Festival. Other company, product, and service names located on the Site and the Services may be trademarks or service marks owned by others. Nothing on the Site or the Services should be construed as granting, by implication, estoppel, or otherwise, any license or right to use the Trademarks, without our prior written permission specific for each such use. Use of the Trademarks as part of a link to or from any site is prohibited unless establishment of such a link is approved in advance by us in writing. All goodwill generated from the use of London Dessert Festival Trademarks inures to our benefit. The Site and the Services have been specially designed to present London Dessert Festival Content in a unique format and appearance. We are concerned about the integrity of London Dessert Festival Content when it is viewed in a setting created by a third party that includes advertising or other materials that we have not authorised to be displayed with our content. Elements of the Site and Services are protected by trade dress, trademark, unfair competition, and other state and federal laws and may not be copied or imitated in whole or in part, by any means, including, but not limited to, the use of framing or mirrors. Neither you nor any third party shall make use of London Dessert Festival Content in any manner that constitutes an infringement of our rights, including copyright, or that has not been authorised by us.
COPYRIGHT INFRINGEMENT London Dessert Festival has adopted the following general policy toward copyright infringement in accordance with the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (“DMCA”). It is London Dessert Festival’s policy to (a) block access to or remove material that it believes in good faith to be copyrighted material that has been illegally copied and distributed by any of our advertisers, affiliates, content providers or Users; and (b) remove and discontinue service to repeat offenders. Written Notification. If you believe that your content has been copied in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, please notify us at firstname.lastname@example.org. London Dessert Festival will respond to notices of alleged infringement regarding third party material sent pursuant to and in accordance with the DMCA, which may include London Dessert Festival removing or disabling access to Third Party material claimed to be the subject of infringement or other activity. All notices sent to London Dessert Festival regarding matters other than informing London Dessert Festival that a party’s copyrighted material may have been infringed as a result of third party materials will not receive a response through this process.
INDEMNITY You agree to indemnify and hold harmless London Dessert Festival, its and affiliates, and their directors, officers, managers, employees, shareholders, agents, and licensors, from and against all claims, demands, disputes, losses, expenses, damages, and costs, including reasonable attorneys’ fees, arising out of or in relation to your breach of these Terms or your misuse of the Site, the Services, or London Dessert Festival Content. London Dessert Festival reserves the right to assume the exclusive defence of any claim for which we are entitled to indemnification under this Section. In such event, you shall provide us with such cooperation as is reasonably requested by us.
CLASS ACTION WAIVER You agree that any arbitration or proceeding shall be limited to the dispute between us and you individually. To the full extent permitted by law, (i) no arbitration or proceeding shall be joined with any other; (ii) there is no right or authority for any dispute to be arbitrated or resolved on a class action-basis or to utilise class action procedures; and (iii) there is no right or authority for any dispute to be brought in a purported representative capacity on behalf of the general public or any other persons. YOU AGREE THAT Any controversy or claim shall be arbitrated on an individual basis and shall not be consolidated in any arbitration with any claim or controversy of any other party, unless agreed to by London Dessert Festival at ITS sole discretion.
INFORMATION COLLECTION AND USAGE In compliance with our mission statement to glamorise your internet and e-mail experience, London Dessert Festival collects personal information through the Site at several points. For instance, to subscribe to London Dessert Festival, we require your e-mail address. London Dessert Festival does not collect any personal information that you do not expressly provide and will not sell, rent, or share your personal information to any third party for marketing purposes without your consent. When visiting our Site, we also collect anonymous information such as your IP address or domain name to analyse site traffic, but this information is not personally identifiable. We will use this information to help diagnose problems with our server, to administer our site, or to display the content according to your preferences. Traffic and transaction information may also be shared with business partners and advertisers on an aggregate and anonymous basis. If you receive an email or other correspondence requesting that you provide any sensitive information (including your Site password or credit card information) via email or to a web site that does not seem to be affiliated with the Site, or that otherwise seems suspicious to you, please do not provide such information, and report such request to us at email@example.com.
TYPES OF INFORMATION COLLECTED Personal Information London Dessert Festival may ask you for some or all of the following types of information which may be identifiable to you when you register for our Services, access various content or features, or directly contact the site: (i) contact information, such as your email address and name; (ii) your age; and (iii) information for the purpose of authenticating yourself or your account if we have reason to believe, in our sole discretion, that you may be violating site policies or for any other reason we deem necessary (collectively “Personal Information”). You are responsible for ensuring the accuracy of all Personal Information you submit to London Dessert Festival. We also collect and store the Personal Information you voluntarily submit to us through registering with us or uploading or posting User Content through the Site or Services. If you are signed into your Twitter, Instagram, Facebook account and you “like” or “comment” on London Dessert Festival Content (such as the articles found on our blog) or other User Content, Twitter, Instagram or Facebook username will be displayed and so available to the public. You agree that your username, likes, feedback, and any associated comments may become public information; we therefore urge you to exercise caution when deciding to disclose any Personal Information on the Site or through the Services.
REVIEW AND ACCESS Upon your request, we will provide you with a summary of the information we collect about you. You will have an opportunity to correct, update, or modify this information.
HOW TO UNSUBSCRIBE You can unsubscribe from receiving London Dessert Festival emails at any time. You can unsubscribe by clicking on the “Unsubscribe” link in the footer of any London Dessert Festival email and following the instructions.
THIRD PARTY ADVERTISING Some of the window dressing appearing on our site may be delivered to you by our Web advertising partner or partners. Information about your visit to a partner site or sites, such as number of times you have viewed an ad (but not your name, e-mail, or other personal information), is used to serve ads to you.
THIRD PARTY COOKIES In the course of serving advertisements to this site, our third-party advertiser may place or recognise a unique cookie on your browser.
SECURITY We take commercially reasonable steps to protect your information from loss, misuse, and unauthorised access, disclosure, alteration, or destruction. Nevertheless, no transmission over the Internet and no data storage method can be guaranteed to be safe 100% of the time. London Dessert Festival cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to London Dessert Festival or guarantee that your end user data stored on the Services may not be accessed, disclosed, altered, or destroyed by breach of any of our industry standard physical, technical, or managerial safeguards. In particular, e-mail sent to us may not be secure, and you should therefore take special care in deciding what information you send to us via e-mail. The Site is hosted on servers in the United States. Accordingly, if you are located outside of the United States, any information you provide to us will be transferred to the United States. By providing us with any information, you consent to its transfer and storage in the United States.
EMAIL COMMUNICATIONS We may use your email to deliver London Dessert Festival’s newsletter, as well as for other promotional (e.g., new product offerings, special offers by us or other third parties) purposes. Email messages we send you may contain code that enables our database to track your usage of the emails we send you, such usage includes whether the email was opened and what links (if any) were clicked. If you send an email to us, or fill out our “Feedback” form, we will collect your email address and the full content of your email, including attached files, and other information you provide.
DO NOT TRACK We currently do not participate in any “Do Not Track” frameworks that would allow us to respond to signals or other mechanisms from you regarding the collection of your information. We may engage third parties, such as marketing or analytics partners, who may collect information about your online activities over time and across different websites when you use our website.
SERVICES NOT DIRECTED AT CHILDREN The Website services are not directed to children under 13. We do not knowingly collect or solicit personally identifiable information from anyone under the age of 13. If you are under 13, please do not attempt to register for the Site services or send any information about yourself to us. If a parent or guardian becomes aware of his or her child has provided us with personal information without their consent, please contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org. London Dessert Festival may make changes to this policy in the future. We will reflect those changes in this statement, so please check back periodically.
If you have questions about this policy, or about the site, please contact us at: email@example.com.
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