1.1 The Website is owned and operated by MPL Communications Limited, a company registered in England and Wales under company number 944968 and with our registered office at 1 Soho Square, London W1D 3BQ (“MPL”, “we”, “us” or “our”).
1.6 We do not offer any direct sales via our Website. These terms do not cover the purchase of goods via the third party links on the Website. Such purchases are subject to the terms of sale of those third parties.
2.1 You can use the Website solely for browsing and reading information about Paul McCartney, as well as posting messages and content on our forum (the “Maccaboard”). You can also sign up to our mailing list in order to receive information relating to Paul McCartney news, releases, tour dates, merchandise and pre-sales.
2.3 This licence includes the limited right to download content, materials, data and communications temporarily, for purposes solely connected with the private, non-commercial, personal use of the Website. You may not transfer, sub-licence or deal in this right without our prior written permission.
2.4 Unless otherwise specified, all copyright, design rights, database rights, patent rights, trade mark and trade dress rights and other intellectual property rights in the Website belong to and vest in us, or are licensed to us.
2.5 All our intellectual property rights are hereby asserted and reserved.
2.6 All third party trade names and trade marks are the property of their respective owners and we make no warranty or representation in relation to them
3.2 You will not:
3.2.1 hack, attempt to hack, modify, adapt, merge, translate, decompile, disassemble, reverse engineer or create derivative works of the Website or any part of it;
3.2.2 remove, disable, modify, add to or tamper with any program code or data, copyright, trade mark or other proprietary notices and legends contained on or in the Website;
3.2.3 create software which mimics any data or functionality in the Website;
3.2.4 use or deal in the Website except as permitted by these terms and conditions;
3.2.5 use your access to the Website, or information gathered from it, for the sending of unsolicited bulk email;
3.2.6 make any public, business or commercial use of the Website or any part of it;
3.2.7 provide hypertext links, URL Links, graphic links, hyperlinks or other direct connection for profit or gain to the Website without our prior written permission;
3.2.8 make the Website or any part of it available to any third party (please note this doesn’t stop you from fairly and honestly providing links to our Website or showing it to other people);
3.2.9 display, publish, copy, print, post or otherwise use the Website and the information contained therein for the benefit of any third party or web site;
3.2.10 use or process the Website or any part of it unfairly or for any illegal or immoral purpose;
3.2.11 delete or obscure any copyright or other proprietary notice on the Website
3.2.12 gain unauthorised access to any part of the Website;
3.2.13 copy or exploit any part of the Website or the content it contains; or
3.2.14 attempt to do any of the acts listed above.
4.1 You acknowledge and agree that, if necessary, we will communicate with you via the email address you have provided to us.
4.2 Notices that are applicable to all of our users may be made available on the Website. You will be deemed to have received a notice at the time the email is sent or the time the notice is posted on the Website.
5.1 In order to use and access certain features of the Website (such as the Maccaboard), you may need to set up an account.
5.2 Your username and password is personal to you and you should not share it or disclose it to any third party without our prior written permission.
5.3 You agree that:
5.3.1 you will ensure that the information we hold about you is accurate and up to date;
5.3.2 you are solely responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your account details;
5.3.3 you are solely liable for any use of the Website using your account;
5.3.4 all user information you supply is accurate and truthful about you, and you shall not set up an imposter or fake account for any other person
6.1 Use of the Maccaboard is subject to the Forum Guidelines, which can be viewed here: http://maccaboard.paulmccartney.com/forum/thread/1.
6.2 The Maccaboard allows users to upload material (including posts, images, text, graphics and videos) (“User Generated Content”) which you can contribute to the Maccaboard, or to make contact with other users of the Maccaboard.
6.3 You warrant that any User Generated Content posted or uploaded by you complies with these terms and the Forum Guidelines, and you will be liable to us and indemnify us for any breach of that warranty. This means you will be responsible for any loss or damage we suffer as a result of your breach of this warranty.
6.4 Any User Generated Content you upload or post to the Maccaboard must be owned by you.
6.5 Any User Generated Content will be considered non-confidential and non-proprietary. You retain all of your ownership rights in your User Generated Content, but you are required to grant us a limited licence to use, store and copy that content and to distribute and make it available to third parties.
6.6 Where required to do so by law, we may disclose your identity to any third party who is claiming that any User Generated Content posted or uploaded by you constitutes a violation of their intellectual property rights, or of their right to privacy.
6.7 We have the right to remove any User Generated Content if, in our opinion, it does not comply with these terms or the Forum Guidelines.
6.8 You are solely responsible for securing and backing up your content.
6.9 Please note that we do not actively moderate User Generated Content. We rely upon community moderation of the Maccaboard and we may enable you to notify us of any User Generated Content that is in breach and/or contravenes these terms or the Forum Guidelines. As a result, care should be taken when allowing minors to use the Maccaboard.
6.10 We shall carefully examine any User Generated Content which a user notifies us as being inappropriate, and we shall exercise in our discretion our right to remove such content and to ban and/or suspend the user who posted it.
6.11 No representation or warranty is made by us in respect of User Generated Content and we do not endorse, support, represent or guarantee the completeness, truthfulness, accuracy, or reliability of any User Generated Content or any communications posted via the Website or Maccaboard, nor do we endorse any opinions expressed by users on the Maccaboard.
7.1. From time-to-time, we may run competitions on the Website (each a “Competition”). Full details of each Competition will be set out on a page on the Website (such a page being a "Competition Information Page”). These terms apply to any Competitions, in addition to any terms set out or incorporated in the Competition Information Page. In case of a conflict, the terms set out on the Competition Information Page shall prevail.
7.2. Eligibility. In order to make a valid entry into a Competition, you must:
7.2.1. be at least eighteen (18) years old, or if you are younger, have the consent of your parent or guardian to enter;
7.2.2. be a legal resident of, and physically located (at the time of entry) in, the United Kingdom (excluding Northern Ireland) or another jurisdiction where participation in Competitions of that nature on these terms is lawful;
7.2.3. unless otherwise stated, enter as an individual only, not as part of a syndicate, group or agency;
7.2.4. not be an employee, officer, contractor, consultant and other personnel of MPL or otherwise directly or indirectly connected with the administration of the Competition; and
7.2.5. meet any other criteria set out in the Competition Information Page;
7.3. You may not participate in a Competition unless you meet the eligibility requirements set forth above. No payment is necessary to enter into a Competition.
7.4. How to enter. To enter a Competition, during the promotion period displayed on the Competition Information Page (“Promotion Period”) you shall be required to follow the steps set out in the Competition Information Page. Entries are strictly limited to one entry per person.
7.5. Winner selection. Following expiry of the Promotion Period, the winner (or winners if there are multiple Prizes) shall be selected by us as follows (unless anything to the contrary is set out on the Competition Information Page):
7.5.1. Where the Competition asks you to answer a question, we will randomly select the winner(s) using computer software from all valid entries which answer the question correctly. The odds of winning are dependent on the number of entries.
7.5.2. Where the Competition asks you to submit a piece of content (including without limitation any artwork) (“Content Submissions”), we will select the winners using an independent judge or panel.
The winner(s) will be notified via email within the time specified on the Competition Information Page and we may ask for identification to verify your identity and eligibility. You must ensure that you check your email in order to avoid missing the notification as we shall not be liable in the event that any notification is not received by a winning entrant in such circumstances. Our decisions relating to the Competition shall be final and binding in all respects; no correspondence will be entered into.
7.6. Copyright ownership. Unless otherwise specified by the Competition Information Page, you retain all of your ownership rights in your Content Submission, but you agree to grant the us a non-exclusive, worldwide, irrevocable licence, for the full period of any intellectual property rights in the Content Submission and any accompanying materials, to use, display, publish, transmit, copy, edit, alter, store, re-format and sub-licence the competition entry and any accompanying materials for marketing and promotional purposes and in connection with the Competition.
7.7. Prizes. The prizes awarded to the winner(s) of the Competition will be set out on the Competition Information Page prior to entry (the “Prizes”). The Prizes are non-negotiable nor can they be exchanged for alternatives. The Prizes are non-transferable, except at our sole discretion.
7.8. Disqualification. You shall be disqualified from entering a Competition, and, if you have won a Prize we may withdraw the same, or recover it from you if it has already been given, if a) you breach any of these terms or any other terms relating to the Competition; b) you provide incorrect, incomplete or outdated information in relation to the entry; or c) you commit any kind of fraud, dishonesty, deceit, misconduct or similar action in respect of the Competition. We may also disqualify any individual who we believe that their participation in the Competition may cause harm to our reputation and/or bring us into disrepute and/or otherwise cause any negative press coverage (including on social media).
7.9. Cancellation. We shall be entitled, in our reasonable discretion, to cancel, delay and/or recommence the Competition with immediate effect by online announcement without any liability.
8.1. We have taken all reasonable steps to ensure that material made available to you on the Website has been cleared for use. However, if you believe that there is material on the Website which you have certain intellectual property rights in and to which you have not granted permission to be used, then you should notify us in accordance with this clause.
8.2. A notice of alleged copyright infringement should be sent by email to firstname.lastname@example.org
8.3. Your notification of claimed copyright infringement must include the following information:
8.3.1. A physical or electronic signature of the owner (or person authorized to act on behalf of the owner) of the copyright that is allegedly infringed.
8.3.2. Specific identification of each copyrighted work claimed to have been infringed so that we may identify the work on the Website.
8.3.3. A description of where the material believed to be infringed is located on the Website including a URL to help us identify the material you are alleging is infringed.
8.3.4. Your contact information, including your complete name, address, telephone number, and email address so that we may contact you in respect of your claim.
8.3.5. A statement that the complaining party has a good faith belief that use of the work(s) in the manner complained of is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law.
8.3.6. A statement that the information in the notification is accurate, (and that we can rely on such statement in a court of law), that the complaining party is authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly.
9.1. The trademarks, logos, and service marks (collectively the “Trademarks”) displayed on the Website are registered and unregistered Trademarks of ours and others. Nothing contained on the Website should be construed as granting, by implication, estoppel, or otherwise, any license or right to use any Trademark displayed on the Website without our written permission or the written permission of such third party that may own the Trademarks displayed on the Website. Your misuse of the Trademarks displayed on the Website, or any other content on the Website, except as provided in these terms, is strictly prohibited. You are also advised that we will aggressively enforce our intellectual property rights to the fullest extent of the law, including the seeking of criminal prosecution.
10.1. We provide and maintain the Website for personal non-commercial use on an “as is” basis and are liable only to provide our services with reasonable skill and care.
10.2. External Sites have not been verified or reviewed by us and all use and access of External Sites is made at your own risk. “External Sites” means third party websites and online services other than the Website.
10.3. We give no other warranty in connection with the Website and to the maximum extent permitted by law, we exclude liability for:
10.3.1. any loss or damage of any kind howsoever arising, including any direct, indirect, special, punitive or consequential loss whether or not that loss arises out of something of which we have been made aware;
10.3.2. the accuracy, currency or validity of information and material contained within the Website;
10.3.3. any interruptions to or delays in updating the Website;
10.3.4. any incorrect or inaccurate information on the Website;
10.3.5. the infringement by any other person of any copyright or other intellectual property rights of any third party through any use of the Website;
10.3.6. the availability, quality, content or nature of External Sites;
10.3.7. any transaction involving External Sites;
10.3.8. any transaction with a third party retailer taking place on the Website;
10.3.9. any amount or kind of loss or damage due to viruses or other malicious software that may infect a user's computer equipment, software, data or other property caused by persons accessing, using or downloading the Website or part thereof; and
10.3.10. all representations, warranties, conditions and other terms and conditions which but for this notice would have effect.
10.4. We do not warrant that the operation of the Website will be uninterrupted or error free.
10.6. Except as provided above there are no other warranties, conditions or other terms and conditions, express or implied, statutory or otherwise, and all of those terms and conditions are hereby excluded to the maximum extent permitted by law.
10.7. You agree not to use the Website in any way which is:
10.7.2. may give rise to civil or criminal liability for us; or
10.7.3. which might call us or the Website into disrepute.
12.5. To the maximum extent permitted by the local law applicable in the country in which you obtain or use them, the Website and these terms are subject to English law. In the event that English law cannot apply in the country you obtained or use the Website local law will apply. The Website is intended for use and may only be used in countries where all such use is lawful.
All questions, comments or enquiries should be directed to us by email to email@example.com.