Terms and Conditions
1.1 These Terms and Conditions govern the use of websites and web pages operated by Love Productions Ltd relating to The Great British Bake Off, The Great British Bake Off – An Extra Slice and other related programming (collectively the “Programme”) including without limitation the website with domain name: thegreatbritishbakeoff.co.uk (the “Website”) and/or any account or pages created and/or operated by Love Productions Ltd, on online platforms such as twitter.com, facebook.com and instagram.com using #GBBO, @BritishBakeOff and/or #ExtraSlice or on any Programme-related pages (the “Love GBBO Page(s)”). The Website and the Love GBBO Pages are hereinafter collectively referred to as the “GBBO Site(s)”.
1.2 In these Terms and Conditions: “we”, “us” & “our” refers to Love Productions Ltd whose registered address is at Grant Way, Isleworth, Middlesex TW7 5QD and its assignees, licensees and affiliates, and, where appropriate, to the creators of and contributors to the construction of the GBBO Sites and its contents; “you”, “your” & “yourself” refers to visitors to and users of the GBBO Sites and its content and, where appropriate, persons submitting personal information, recipes, photographs and other material thereto.
1.3 By accessing and/or using our GBBO Sites, you agree to these Terms and Conditions. If you submit any material and/or personal information via the GBBO Sites, you have expressly consented to these Terms and Conditions.
1.5 We reserve the right to change these Terms and Conditions (or any part of them) at any time without prior notice. Any changes will be posted upon the Website and your continued use of any GBBO Site will be considered acceptance of the changes. You are advised to check these Terms and Conditions regularly.
2. Terms of Service
2.1 Whilst we have taken reasonable care to ensure that the information placed on the GBBO Sites by us is accurate, the GBBO Sites have been created on an “as is” basis and Love Productions Limited does not make any representations or warranties as to the accuracy or completeness of the GBBO Sites, nor does it warrant that any GBBO Site will be available uninterrupted and in fully operating condition.
2.2 We may, at any time, restrict access to users on an individual or group basis if we deem (at our sole discretion) there to be inappropriate use of any GBBO Site. Under no circumstances may you attempt to auto-download, or mass-download, content from any GBBO Site. Using software that attempts to connect to any GBBO Site and copy large amounts of data is prohibited. We routinely monitor traffic on the Website and suspicious or malicious or excessive activity may be blocked and reported. You agree that you will not attempt to, or assist any other person to, remove, circumvent or otherwise alter or interfere with our security technology and/or do anything that may damage or impair any GBBO Sites or our services, systems or equipment or those of third parties, including through the use of malicious code, bugs or viruses. We may monitor and record any communications we receive from you. This may be done to improve the services which we provide or to ensure compliance with our practices and procedures.
2.3 The GBBO Sites and their contents are the property of Love Productions Ltd except where certain rights are stated as being limited or qualified and are attributed to other parties or persons.
2.4 Information on the GBBO Sites may be inaccurate, incomplete or outdated, and any of the GBBO Sites may be suspended temporarily and without notice in the case of system failure, maintenance or repair or other reasons beyond the reasonable control of Love Productions Limited.
2.5 Neither Love Productions Limited nor any of its affiliates, officers, employees, agents or other representatives shall be liable for any direct, incidental, consequential, indirect or punitive loss or damages arising out of your use of, or inability to use, any of the GBBO Sites.
2.6 We are not responsible for the outcome of any recipe you try from the GBBO Sites, or any website or platform you link to from the GBBO Sites. You may not achieve the results desired due to variations in ingredients, cooking temperatures, typos, errors, omissions, or individual cooking ability. You should always use your best judgment when cooking with raw ingredients such as eggs, chicken or fish and seek expert advice before beginning your recipe if you are unsure. You should always take care not to injure yourself or others on sharp knives or other cooking implements or to burn yourself or others while cooking. You should examine the contents of ingredients prior to preparation and consumption of these recipes in order to be fully aware of and to advise others accurately of the presence of substances which might provoke an adverse reaction in some consumers. Children should be supervised at all times when cooking. Recipes available on any GBBO Site may not been formally tested by us or for us and we do not provide any assurances nor accept any responsibility or liability with regard to their originality, efficacy, quality or safety.
2.7 All intellectual and other property rights, including trademarks, trade names, domain names and copyright, in the GBBO Sites, and any material or information contained in or downloaded from the GBBO Sites are owned by or licensed to Love Productions Limited or any of its affiliates. No rights of any kind are licensed or assigned or shall otherwise pass to any persons accessing any of the GBBO Sites.
2.8 The GBBO Sites are all protected by copyright, and no part of any of the GBBO Sites may be reproduced, modified, copied, distributed, sold, published or transmitted in any form or by any means without the prior written approval of Love Productions Limited.
3. Links and Third Party Platforms
3.1 The GBBO Sites may contain hyperlinks to Internet websites operated by third parties. We are not responsible for the contents of any linked website (including any goods or services offered or supplied through such a website) or any link contained in the linked website. The inclusion of any link does not imply any endorsement of the linked website by us. Any link within a GBBO Site, which takes you to a third party website is clicked on entirely at your own risk. We do not endorse or in any way adopt representations made by advertisers on any linked website.
3.2 You may access the GBBO Site(s) via links on from other third party websites or via platforms such as Twitter or Facebook (“Third Party Platforms”), including Programme-related webpages on www.channel4.com and www.All4.com (the “C4 Pages”). We are not responsible for these platforms and/or websites (including any contents not posted by us and/or any goods or services offered or supplied through these platforms) or any link or third party post contained in these platforms and/or websites. All such platforms and websites are governed by their own terms and conditions, cookies policies, privacy policies and other policies (which can be accessed via the Third Party Platforms). Where you access Love Productions Pages and/or Sites via a Third Party Platform, we encourage you to review the terms and conditions and policies on that Third Party Platform. These Terms and Conditions only apply to the use of the GBBO Sites.
4. Submission of personal information, photos, tweets and other material
4.1 We may for example publish amusing or interesting tweets in any Programme or invite you to submit examples of your bakes on any GBBO Site (or via email) for potential inclusion in any Programme and/or other initiatives. The following section of the Terms and Conditions apply to the submission by you of any material to any GBBO Site in whatever form including without limitation:-
4.1.1 any comments, posts or other material you post on any of the GBBO Sites which is publicly available and any images of your bakes which you send to us by email or by any other medium of communication (“Public User Material”), including without limitation the name, place of origin and any other personal data (e.g. twitter handle) that you have given when submitting any Public User Material (whether or not you have identified yourself by your real name or otherwise) (“User ID”), recipes, pictures or text relating to your bakes ; and
4.1.2 any correspondence or material sent to us via any email link placed on any of the GBBO Sites, which is not publicly available (“Non-Public User Material”), including without limitation any comments, enquiries or complaints.
4.2 By submitting any Material to any GBBO Site, you agree to the following:-
4.2.1 You hereby grant to us a royalty-free licence to display the Public User Material on the Love Productions Sites and to edit, modify, adapt, translate, publish, reproduce, copy, perform and otherwise use such Public User Material within any of our Programmes and for the purposes of research, marketing, promotion and publicity and other purposes connected with our business in any medium throughout the world in perpetuity and for such purpose you agree to waive irrevocably all moral rights of whatever nature in the Public User Material and we shall be entitled to use such Public User Material in accordance with the above licence without obtaining further permission or making any payment (“Rights”).
4.2.2 We may remove any Material from any Love Productions Sites at our discretion if we are aware of or are alerted to or suspect that any Material is offensive, untrue or defamatory, a breach of copyright or any other proprietary right(s) or a breach of any of the warranties or undertakings contained in these T&Cs, without prejudice to any other rights or remedies we may have.
4.3 You acknowledge that in using any Material in accordance with these Terms and Conditions, we may (but are not obliged to) identify you and accord you a credit, using your “User ID” Where you have submitted Material to a Third Party Platform, you acknowledge that use by us may include, due to the nature of the Third Party Platform in question, an attribution or identifying reference to you or your account on such Third Party Platform. We acknowledge that you may, in using any GBBO Site and/or submitting any Material, use a name other than your real name. Whether or not you submit Material (or request that the same is submitted) anonymously or pseudonymously (and whether or not we comply with such request), the warranties and undertakings and the grant of Rights given to us upon submission of the Material remain in full force and effect.
4.5 Upon submitting Material to any of the Love Productions Sites or via any medium of communication (such as email), you warrant and undertake that the Material you provide:
4.5.1 is genuine and accurate and original to you, has not been copied or reproduced from any published source, tangible or electronic, and does not infringe the copyright or any other right of any third party; and
4.5.2 is not defamatory, blasphemous or obscene or in contempt of court, and does not breach any contract, duty of confidence or right of privacy.
4.6 You further warrant and undertake that:
4.6.1 you are fully entitled to submit the Material; and
4.6.2 in relation to Public User Material under clause 4.2.1 above, you are fully entitled to grant the Rights to us and for such purpose you have obtained permissions from any persons featuring, appearing or holding any proprietary, moral or intellectual property right in such User Material (or any of its constituent elements).
4.7 We are not obliged to publish, exploit or otherwise utilise any Public User Material under clause 4.2.3 in any medium.
5. Ownership and Use of recipes & other Material
5.1 You will retain copyright in any Material submitted by you, but we shall be entitled to use the Material in accordance with the Rights granted hereunder without obtaining further permission or making any payment to you.
5.2 You may copy single recipes and other third party Material posted on the GBBO Sites manually or electronically but only for your personal use. You may not sell or charge for access for any Material or recipes either singly or in collections. You may not copy sections of any GBBO Site or collections of recipes. You may share a reasonable number of single recipes in email or on other websites as long as credit is given to author and a link (either clickable or text) to the recipe on the GBBO Site, or a link to our homepage.
We accept no responsibility for your actions or omissions, and you agree by accessing and/or using any GBBO Site(s), to indemnify and hold harmless us, our employees, officers, agents and contractors from and against all actions, proceedings, suits, claims, demands and costs (on a full indemnity basis) brought or made against us by any person arising from or in consequence of such actions or omissions, and from and against any damage, loss, cost or expense suffered or incurred by us as a direct or indirect consequence thereof, including in relation to any Material you contribute to any GBBO Site (including through blogs, chat rooms or forums). You agree that we may notify and/or cooperate with any authorities and law enforcement agencies in relation to any of your activities in relation to any GBBO Site, including providing any and all information about you held by us, including your personal or other details, to those authorities and law enforcement agencies.
If we decide not to exercise or enforce any right that we have against you at a particular time, then this does not prevent us from later deciding to exercise or enforce that right. If any part of these Terms and Conditions is found to be illegal, invalid or otherwise unenforceable by a court or regulator, then, where required, that part shall be deleted and the remaining parts of the Terms and Conditions will continue to be enforceable. These Terms and Conditions do not create or infer any rights that are enforceable by any person who is not party to them. These Terms and Conditions will be exclusively governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of England and will be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English courts.
Last updated August 2023
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