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Using BIG's website

By using or accessing the Website you agree to be bound by and abide by these terms of use. Your access to and use of this Website is also subject to the Big Lottery Fund’s Privacy Policy for this Website (the Privacy Policy), which explains how the Big Lottery Fund protects your personal data.

1. Definitions

In these terms of use:
Content means all content that is accessible to you and other users on the Website, but excludes any content that is accessible from websites that do not belong to the Big Lottery Fund such as hyperlinks from the Website.

2. Your use of the Website

2.1 Your use of the Website must comply at all times with these terms of use and any directions published from time to time by the Big Lottery Fund on the Website.
2.2 The Big Lottery Fund grants you a non-exclusive and non-transferable right to access the Website and, subject to these terms of use, to:
a. register as a user of the Website;
2.3 You agree the Big Lottery Fund may without warning at any time, for any reason, at its absolute discretion, and without liability to you:
a. reject your application to be a registered user of the Website; and/or
b. remove you as a user of the Website; and/or
c. prevent you from accessing any part of the Website, and/or
d. delete you as a user and your user account.

3. Registration

3.1 You must register as a user of the Website to sign up for ebulletins.
3.2 The Big Lottery Fund has absolute discretion as to whether to accept or reject your application to register as a user of the Website.
3.3 When you register as a user of the Website you will select a username and password to access your user account. You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your password. Your username must not be offensive or contain profanities. The Big Lottery Fund can use its discretion to determine whether a user name is appropriate.
3.4 You are responsible at all times for your user account and for any actions that take place using your account. The information that you provide when you set up your account must be true and accurate. If the Big Lottery Fund suspects that the information provided is incorrect, misleading, or not true then the Big Lottery Fund may suspend or terminate your account.
3.5 You must immediately inform the Big Lottery Fund of any unauthorized use of your password, your user account or any other breach of security in connection with the Website. You should ensure that you log-out of your account each time you finish using the Website.

4. Intellectual property rights – Content and Branding

4.1 You acknowledge that:
a. all copyright, trademarks and other intellectual property rights in the Content (other than in your Contributions); and
b. the names, images and logos identifying the Big Lottery Fund (Branding), are either owned by the Big Lottery Fund, or are licensed to the Big Lottery Fund by third parties.
4.2 Nothing in these terms of use transfers to you any right, title or interest (including any intellectual property rights) in relation to the Content or Branding.
4.3 You may not use, reproduce or otherwise make available to any other party the Content and Branding without the prior written authorisation from the Big Lottery Fund, which you may request by following the instructions in paragraph 7 below.

5. Request to use Content or Branding

5.1 In accordance with paragraph 6 above, requests to use Content or Branding must be submitted in writing to:
Digital Media team
Big Lottery Fund
1 Plough Place
or webmaster@biglotteryfund.org.uk  
5.2 Your request should include details of your intended use of the Content or Branding, and your contact details (name, address, telephone number and email).

6. Linking and frames

6.1 You do not have to ask permission to link directly to pages, files or resources hosted on this Website.
6.2 You must not permit our pages to be loaded into frames on another website. The Website pages must load into the user’s entire window.
6.3 The Website only links to our grant recipients, partners and websites which provide useful information that supplements the Big Lottery Fund’s own information services. Any links or frames which connect the Website to other websites are provided by the Big Lottery Fund for convenience only, and by accessing those linked sites you agree to any terms of access or use imposed by those linked websites. The Big Lottery Fund:
a. is not responsible for the contents, information, accuracy, opinions or links from the linked websites; and
b. does not provide any warranty, or assume any responsibility, regarding the quality, accuracy, source or any other aspect of the material on the linked websites.

7. Prohibited use of this Website

7.1 You must not, at any time:
a. publish, communicate or adapt any of the information or Content accessible on the Website;
b. make copies in any form of all or parts of the Content other than as reasonably required for your personal non-commercial use;
c. register multiple user profiles;
d. adapt, translate, reverse engineer, dissemble or decompile the Website or any part of the Website;
e. reformat or frame any part of the web pages that form part of the Website;
f. use the Website to advertise or promote any commercial services, or disseminate spam; or
g. use the Website for any purpose that is unlawful, promotes illegal activity, breaches any applicable code of conduct, infringes third party’s rights or is otherwise prohibited by these terms of use.
7.2 The Big Lottery Fund can decide, at its discretion to suspend or revoke user accounts.

8. Reporting issues or making complaints

8.1 You may report any comments or complaints about this Website to the Big Lottery Fund’s customer services team on 020 7211 3700 or email, including:
a. any content that you find inappropriate or believe is incorrect; or
b. any material which you believe infringes your intellectual property rights or the intellectual property rights of another party.
8.2 If you experience any difficulties with the Website please call the Big Lottery Fund advice line on 0845 4 10 20 30 or email the Big Lottery Fund Digital media team.

9. Liability

9.1 To the extent permitted by law, the Big Lottery Fund will not be liable (including in negligence) for:
a. any loss of profits, loss of revenue, loss of data, loss of use of data, or any direct, indirect or consequential loss or damage, incurred by or awarded against you or any other person arising directly or indirectly from your access to or use of the Website (or any linked website); or
b. any cost, loss, liability or expense arising from death, personal injury or damage to property (including damage to your software, hardware or data) resulting directly or indirectly from you access to or use of the Website (or any linked website).
9.2 You indemnify and hold the Big Lottery Fund, its employees, officers and agents harmless from and against any claims, liability, expenses, losses, damages and costs (including legal costs and expenses) (Loss) incurred by any of those indemnified where such Loss was caused directly or indirectly by:
a. your access to or use of the Website; or
b. any Contributions made by you (or on your behalf) to the Website (including, without limitation, Loss caused by a claim that your Contribution infringes the intellectual property or other rights of any person).

10. General

10.1 You acknowledge that you use the Website entirely at your own risk.
10.2 The Big Lottery Fund is not responsible for any Contributions or content that originate from external sources. We do not provide any warranty, or assume any responsibility, regarding the quality, accuracy, source or any other aspect of such content.
10.3 All Content is provided on an “as is” basis only. The Big Lottery Fund does not provide any warranty that the Website or any Content will meet any of your needs or requirements or that it will be complete, error free, accurate or that it will be delivered without interruption, fault or error.
10.4 If you receive any advice or information through the Website, this does not create any additional form of warranty above what has been set out in these terms of use.

11. Changes to these terms of use

The Big Lottery Fund reserves the right to amend these terms of use from time to time. If you do not accept a change made by the Big Lottery Fund to these terms of use your only remedy is to immediate cease accessing the Website.

12. Hard copy of terms of use

For a hard copy set of these terms of use, please send a stamped self addressed envelope to:
Legal Services Department
Big Lottery Fund
1 Plough Place

13. Personal information

13.1 All data gathered in connection with this Website will be held securely by the Big Lottery Fund, or an organisation on behalf of the Big Lottery Fund, in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998 and will not be shared with any other third party unless required to do so by law or to operate this Website.
13.2 We may use your personal data to contact you about the Website. Please email if you do not wish to be contacted.
13.3 For more information about collection of data, please read the Privacy Policy.

14. Governing law

These terms of use shall be exclusively governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of England and Wales and you irrevocably submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of England and Wales.