Website Terms & Conditions
(Last revised August 2021)
These Terms and Conditions (the “Terms”), together with the documents referred to within them, set out the legal terms and conditions governing your use of the website at shininglightsawards.com operated by De Beers UK Limited (the “Site“). De Beers UK Limited is a limited company registered in England and Wales under company number 02054170, whose registered address is 17 Charterhouse Street, London, EC1N 6RA.
All references to ‘our’, ‘us’ or ‘we’ within these Terms are deemed to refer to De Beers UK Limited. We are a member of the De Beers Group of Companies as further explained in our Privacy Notice (“Group”).
Your use of the Site (including accessing, browsing or registering to use the Site) confirms your unconditional agreement to be bound by these Terms and is subject to your continued compliance with these Terms.
We reserve the right to revise these Terms at any time by amending this page and your continued use of the Site after any such amendments are published on the Site will be considered acceptance by you of such amended Terms. Updated terms will supersede all previous versions of the Terms. Please check this page regularly to take notice of any changes we have made, as they are binding on you.
IF YOU DO NOT ACCEPT THESE TERMS YOU MUST NOT USE THE SITE.
1. OTHER APPLICABLE TERMS
1.1 These Terms refer to the following additional terms, which also apply to your use of the site:
1.1.1 our Privacy and Cookie policies, which set out the terms on which we process any personal data we collect from you or that you provide to us. By using the Site, you consent to such processing and you warrant that all data provided by you is accurate; and
1.1.2 our Acceptable Use Policy, which sets out the permitted and prohibited uses of the Site. When using the Site, you must comply with this policy.
2. ACCESS TO THE SITE
2.1 Access to the Site is permitted on a temporary basis and we may make changes to the Site from time to time and may change, suspend or withdraw the content of all or any part of the Site at any time without notice.
2.2 If you accept these terms and decide to use the Site, we recommend that you print a copy of these terms for future reference.
3. YOUR SUBMISSIONS
3.1 If you submit an competition entry (each, a “Submission” and collectively, the “Submissions”) then, to the extent permitted by law, we will endeavor to treat the Submissions as confidential within and among our Group and affiliates. Entries are bound by the Competition Entry Terms & Conditions.
4. OUR RIGHTS
4.1 All rights in all material and content (including, but not limited to, text, images, web pages, sound, software (including, code, interface and website structure) and video, and the look and feel, design and compilation thereof) at the Site are owned by us or our licensors.
4.2 You may view the Site and you are welcome to print hard copies of material on it solely for your lawful, personal, non-commercial use. All other copying, whether in electronic, hard copy or other format, is prohibited and may breach intellectual property laws and other laws world-wide.
4.3 You agree that you are permitted to use this material and/or content only as set out in these Terms or as otherwise expressly authorised in writing by us or our licensors, and that you may not otherwise copy, reproduce, transmit, publicly perform, distribute, commercially exploit, adapt, translate, modify, bundle, merge, share or make available to any person, or create derivative works of such material or content or use it for commercial purposes, without our prior written consent.
4.4 You may not offer for sale or distribute over any medium, any part of the Site or any of its content. You shall not interfere or attempt to interfere with the operation or use of Site in any way through any means or device including, but not limited to, spamming, hacking, uploading computer viruses or time bombs, or any other means expressly prohibited by any provision of these Terms.
5. OUR INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY
5.1 We are the owner and/or authorised user of all trade marks, trade names, service marks, design marks, patents, copyrights, database rights and all other intellectual property appearing on or contained within the Site, unless otherwise expressly indicated.
5.2 Except as provided in these Terms, use of the Site does not grant you any right, title, interest or license to any such intellectual property you may access on the Site. Except as provided in these Terms, any use or reproduction of the intellectual property is strictly prohibited.
5.3 Nothing contained on the Site should be construed as granting, by implication, estoppel, or otherwise, any license or right to use any trade mark, service mark or logo displayed on the Site without our prior written permission or the prior written permission of such other third party that may own the trade mark, service mark or logo displayed on the Site. Your use of the trade marks, service marks or logos displayed on the Site, except as provided herein, is strictly prohibited.
6. NO WARRANTIES
6.1 The Site (including any information, materials, text, graphics, links or other items included on the Site) is provided “as is,” “with all faults” and “as available”, without warranties of any kind. To the extent permitted by law, we exclude all conditions, warranties, representations or other terms which may apply to the Site or any content on it, whether express or implied.
6.2 Please note that we are under no obligation to update the content on the Site and it may be out of date at any given time. We do not guarantee that the Site or any content on it will be free from errors or omissions.
6.3 We do not warrant that the Site will be free from viruses. Although we take reasonable steps to secure the Site, you acknowledge that the internet is not a completely secure medium and we make no warranties, express or implied, that any information or materials you post on or transmit through the Site will be safe from unauthorised access or use.
6.4 The Site may be unavailable from time to time due to maintenance or malfunction of computer equipment or for various other reasons and we will not be liable to you if for any reason the Site is not available at any time.
6.5 If you are dissatisfied with the Site, your sole remedy is to discontinue using the Site.
7. OUR ROLE
7.1 De Beers UK Limited operates the Site on behalf of the Group.
7.2 Nothing in these Terms or on the Site constitutes an offer for investment and we are not bound to invest in your Submission.
7.3 Information on the Site may contain statements that express the Group’s views, expectations, beliefs, objectives or assumptions, and is true to the best of the Group’s beliefs. No reliance should be placed on the information on the Site or in these Terms.
8. THIRD PARTY SERVICES
8.1 The Site may contain links or references to other websites outside of our control. We are not responsible for these websites or any contents thereof. The inclusion of any such links on our pages shall not constitute an endorsement, representation or warranty by us regarding the content of such websites, the products or services of such websites, or the operators of such websites.
8.3 We will not be liable for any damages or losses or expenses, even if foreseeable, that may arise from your use of these third-party websites or for the actions and customer information practices of any website to which our Site links or refers.
9. LINKING TO OUR SITE
9.1 You may link to the Site, provided you do so in a way that is fair and legal and does not damage or take advantage of our reputation. You may not frame or deep link the Site.
9.2 The website from which you are linking must comply in all respects with our Acceptable Use Policy and with applicable laws. You must not establish a link in such manner that suggests endorsement, association or approval on our part where none exists.
10. YOUR RESPONSIBILITY
10.1 You should always verify the information set out in the Site with appropriate independent information sources and/or authorities before acting or relying on it. It is your responsibility to use virus checking software on any material downloaded from the Site and to ensure the compatibility of such software with your equipment.
11. NO LIABILITY
11.1 Nothing in these Terms excludes or limits our liability for death or personal injury arising from our negligence, or our fraud or fraudulent misrepresentation, or any other liability which cannot be excluded under English law or other applicable law.
11.2 Subject to the foregoing, we will not have any liability for any loss, cost or damage whether in contract, tort (including negligence), breach of statutory duty, or otherwise even if foreseeable, suffered by you or any third party as a result of your use of the Site for or in connection with:
11.2.1 use of, or inability to use, our site;
11.2.2 any third party software you may download from the site; or
11.2.3 use of or reliance on any content displayed on our site.
11.3 Please note that in particular, we also will not be liable for:
11.3.1 loss of profits, sales, business, or revenue;
11.3.2 business interruption;
11.3.3 loss of anticipated savings;
11.3.4 loss of business opportunity, goodwill or reputation; or
11.3.5 any indirect or consequential loss or damage.
11.4 We will not be liable for any loss or damage caused by a virus, distributed denial-of-service attack, or other technologically harmful material that may infect your computer equipment, computer programs, data or other proprietary material due to your use of our site or to your downloading of any content on it, or on any website linked to it.
11.5 We are not responsible for problems with hosting services, servers or internet service providers, telephone networks or telephone services or for any injury or damage to a user’s or to any other person’s computer, mobile phone, or other hardware or software, related to or resulting from using or downloading materials in connection with the Site or related to or resulting from generally using or downloading materials in connection with the internet.
11.6 We reserve the right to exclusively defend and control any claims arising from any breach of warranties you have made for which you agree to indemnify us and you agree that you will fully cooperate with us when we defend those claims.
11.7 Any use or reliance on any third party content or materials posted via the Site or obtained by you through the Site is at your own risk.
11.8 We do not endorse, support, represent or guarantee the completeness, truthfulness, accuracy, or reliability of any content or other material posted on the Site or endorse any opinions expressed on the Site. You understand that by accessing the Site, you may be exposed to content that might be offensive, harmful, inaccurate or otherwise inappropriate, or in some cases, postings that have been mislabelled or are otherwise deceptive. Under no circumstances will we be responsible, or liable to you or any third party, for the content or accuracy of any materials posted by you or any other user of the Site, or any loss or damage of any kind incurred as a result of the use of any content or other materials posted, emailed, transmitted or otherwise made available on the Site.
12. USER INFORMATION
12.1 In the course of your use of the Site, you may be asked to provide personal information to us such as your first and last name, phone number or email address or other personal data within the meaning of applicable data privacy law (such information referred to hereinafter as “User Information”).
12.2 Our information collection and use policies with respect to such User Information is set out in our Privacy and Cookie policies. You acknowledge and agree that you are solely responsible for the accuracy and content of the User Information.
13. RESTRICTION, SUSPENSION AND TERMINATION
13.1 We may restrict, suspend or terminate your access to the Site, in whole or in part (including the right to disable your username or password), and/or your ability to avail of any of the services on the Site, including interactive services, with or without notice, for any reason or no reason at all, including but not limited to if we believe that you have breached these Terms at any time.
13.2 Any such restriction, suspension or termination will be without prejudice to any rights which we may have against you in respect of your breach of these Terms. Please note that we have the ability to trace your IP address and if necessary contact your ISP in the event of a suspected breach of these Terms. We will determine your compliance with these Terms in our sole discretion and our decision shall be final and binding and not subject to challenge or appeal.
14.2 The failure by us to exercise or enforce any right or provision of the Terms shall not constitute a waiver of such right or provision. If any provision of the Terms is found by a court of competent jurisdiction to be unenforceable or invalid, the parties nevertheless agree that the court should endeavour to give effect to the parties’ intentions as reflected in the provision, and the other provisions of the Terms shall remain in full force and effect.
14.3 You may not assign your rights or obligations under these Terms to anyone. We may cede assign or otherwise transfer our rights and obligations in terms of these Terms to third parties.
15. LAW AND JURISDICTION
15.1 The English courts will have non-exclusive jurisdiction over any claim arising from, or related to, a visit to the Site although we retain the right to bring proceedings against you for breach of these Terms in your country of residence or any other relevant country.
15.2 These Terms and any dispute or claim arising out of or in connection with them or their subject matter or formation (including non-contractual disputes or claims) shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the law of England and Wales.
16. CONTACT INFORMATION
De Beers UK Limited, 17 Charterhouse Street, London, EC1N 6RA.
ACCEPTABLE USE POLICY
1. Prohibited uses
You may use the Site only for lawful purposes. You may not use the Site:
- In any way that breaches any applicable local, national or international law or regulation.
- In any way that is unlawful or fraudulent, or has any unlawful or fraudulent purpose or effect.
- For the purpose of harming or attempting to harm minors in any way.
- To transmit, or procure the sending of, any unsolicited or unauthorised advertising or promotional material or any other form of similar solicitation (spam).
- To knowingly transmit any data, send or upload any material that contains viruses, trojan horses, worms, time-bombs, keystroke loggers, spyware, adware or any other harmful programs or similar computer code designed to adversely affect the operation of any computer software or hardware.
To host, display, upload, modify, communicate, publish, transmit, update or share any information or products/goods/items that: (a) belong to another person and to which you do not have any right to; and/or (b) are false, misleading or inaccurate.
You also agree:
- Not to reproduce, duplicate, copy or re-sell any part of the Site in contravention of the provisions of our Terms.
- Not to access without authority, interfere with, damage or disrupt:
- any part of the Site
- any equipment or network on which the Site is stored
- any software used in the provision of the Site
- any equipment or network or software owned or used by any third party.
2. Interactive Services
We may from time to time provide interactive services on the Site, including, without limitation:
- Chat rooms.
- Bulletin boards.
- User generated content functionality (interactive services).
Where we do provide any interactive service, we will provide clear information to you about the kind of service offered, if it is moderated and what form of moderation is used (including whether it is human or technical).
We will decide whether it is appropriate to use moderation of the relevant service (including what kind of moderation to use) in the light of those risks. However, we are under no obligation to oversee, monitor or moderate any interactive service we provide on the Site, and we expressly exclude our liability for any loss or damage arising from the use of any interactive service by a user in contravention of our content standards, whether the service is moderated or not. Your use of such interactive services is at your own risk.
The use of any of our interactive services by a minor is subject to the consent of their parent or guardian. We advise parents who permit their children to use an interactive service that it is important that they communicate with their children about their safety online, as moderation is not foolproof. Minors who are using any interactive service should be made aware of the potential risks to them. Where we do moderate an interactive service, we will normally provide you with a means of contacting the moderator, should a concern or difficulty arise.
3. Content Standards
These content standards apply to any and all material which you contribute to the Site (contributions), and to any interactive services associated with it.
You must comply with the spirit of the following standards as well as the letter. The standards apply to each part of any contribution as well as to its whole.
- Be accurate (where they state facts).
- Be genuinely held (where they state opinions).
- Comply with applicable law in any country from which they are posted.
Contributions must not:
- Contain any material which is defamatory of any person.
- Contain any material which is obscene, offensive, hateful or inflammatory.
- Promote sexually explicit material.
- Promote violence.
- Promote discrimination based on race, sex, religion, nationality, disability, sexual orientation or age.
- Infringe any patent, copyright, database right or trade mark of any other person.
- Be likely to deceive any person.
- Be made in breach of any legal duty owed to a third party, such as a contractual duty or a duty of confidence.
- Promote any illegal activity.
- Be threatening, abuse or invade another’s privacy, or cause annoyance, inconvenience or needless anxiety.
- Be likely to harass, upset, embarrass, alarm or annoy any other person.
- Be used to impersonate any person, or to misrepresent your identity or affiliation with any person.
- Give the impression that they emanate from Us, if this is not the case.
- Advocate, promote or assist any unlawful act such as (by way of example only) copyright infringement or computer misuse.
4. Suspension and Termination
We will determine, in our discretion, whether there has been a breach of this acceptable use policy through your use of the Site. When a breach of this policy has occurred, we may take such action as we deem appropriate.
Failure to comply with this acceptable use policy constitutes a material breach of the Terms upon which you are permitted to use the Site, and may result in us taking all or any of the following actions:
- Immediate, temporary or permanent withdrawal of your right to use the Site.
- Immediate, temporary or permanent removal of any posting or material uploaded by you to the Site.
- Issue of a warning to you.
- Legal proceedings against you for reimbursement of all costs on an indemnity basis (including, but not limited to, reasonable administrative and legal costs) resulting from the breach (if you are a consumer, that means that you will be responsible for all of our losses and recovery costs).
- Further legal action against you.
- Disclosure of such information to law enforcement authorities as we reasonably feel is necessary.
We exclude liability for actions taken in response to breaches of this acceptable use policy. The responses described in this policy are not limited, and we may take any other action we reasonably deem appropriate.
CHANGES TO THE ACCEPTABLE USE POLICY
We may revise this acceptable use policy at any time by amending this page and shall be effective upon posting on the Site, and your continued use of the Site after any such amendments are published on the Site will be considered acceptance by you of such amendments. You are expected to check this page from time to time to take notice of any changes we make, as they are legally binding on you. Some of the provisions contained in this acceptable use policy may also be superseded by provisions or notices published elsewhere on the Site.