Copyright Information Page
In this document, the 'Web Site' refers to any material published on the following domains owned by Special P.co.uk known as the SITE or specialp.co.uk and any other future branded domains or sub-domains.
1. Rules and Regulations.
The following rules and regulations apply to all visitors to or users of this Web Site. By accessing this Web Site, user acknowledges acceptance of these terms and conditions. specialp.co.uk reserves the right to change these rules and regulations from time to time at its sole discretion. In the case of any violation of these rules and regulations, specialp.co.uk reserves the right to seek all remedies available by law and in equity for such violations. These rules and regulations apply to all visits to the specialp.co.uk Web Site, both now and in the future.
2. Limited License
Please note that all material on this site - unless otherwise stated - is copyright © specialp.co.uk 2009 - 2010, and no words, photographs, games or graphic material may be used without our express permission. specialp.co.uk hereby authorises you to copy materials published by specialp.co.uk on this Web Site solely for your own non-commercial personal use, subject to the conditions set out below. In consideration of this authorisation, you agree that any copy of these materials which you make shall retain all copyright and other proprietary notices in the same form and manner as on the original. Except as specified above, nothing contained herein shall be construed as conferring by implication, estoppel or otherwise any license or right under any patent, trademark or copyright of specialp.co.uk or any third party.
ALL CONTENTS ON THIS SITE ARE PROTECTED BY COPYRIGHT. EXCEPT AS SPECIFICALLY PERMITTED HEREIN, NO PORTION OF THE INFORMATION ON THIS WEB SITE MAY BE REPRODUCED IN ANY FORM, OR BY ANY MEANS, WITHOUT PRIOR WRITTEN PERMISSION FROM SPECIALP.CO.UK. VISITORS OR USERS ARE NOT PERMITTED TO MODIFY, DISTRIBUTE, PUBLISH, TRANSMIT OR CREATE DERIVATIVE WORKS OF ANY MATERIAL FOUND ON THIS SITE FOR ANY PUBLIC OR COMMERCIAL PURPOSES.
(i) specialp.co.uk photography/games/graphics
- What do you mean by copyright?
It means that the photos, games, music and graphics on this site are the property of specialp.co.uk and cannot be used without permission.
- Can I download the photos/games/graphics/music?
You may download the photos/graphics and store them on your own machine for your own personal use, for example as the main background or in a viewer. You are not allowed to download them onto a machine that you do not own, e. g. machines in a school, College, University, Library or Cyber cafe etc. , or load them onto a server.
- Can I distribute the photos/games/graphics/music? e. g. send a friend a copy by E-mail?
They are for your personal use only, they must not be distributed, loaned, hired or sold to anyone else. By all means send them a link to the page you found the item on but not the item itself.
- Can I use your photography in a School/College project?
If you want to use the material in a school or college project, we would expect to be asked beforehand. In some cases we will give permission, provided that the project is non profit making and the project does not involve publication on the Web, or distribution or publication in any other medium, including but not limited to any digital recording.
- Can I post the photos/graphics/music to Newsgroups/Torrent sites/peer to peer files sharing services?
You are not allowed to post the photos/graphics in Newsgroups, or any similar service.
- Can the photos/games/graphics/music be used on a CD-ROM?Can the photos be used in a screen saver?
The photos can be used to make a screen saver provided that the screen saver is for your own personal use. It must not be sold or distributed.
- Can the photos/graphics be used on a T-shirt, Mugs, Mouse mats etc?
You do not have permission to use the photos/graphics on any commercial product.
- Can the photos/graphics be used in a brochure or used commercially to promote products?
To use the photos/graphics commercially, permission will have to be obtained from specialp.co.uk directly, although due to the non profit nature of the club, it is highly unlikely that we will let our work be used in any commercial environment.
- Can the photos/games/graphics be used on a Web page?
The material on the specialp.co.uk site must not be used on any other Web pages directly or indirectly. If you ask, permission will be refused. To deter Webmasters from using our material on other Web pages or using them outside the above permitted uses, we have been advised to set a scale of standard charges for Unauthorised use. This makes it extremely easy to obtain significant damages for unauthorised use of the material, by applying the legal process from any court in a country that is a signatory to the Berne Convention, most Countries in the world have signed this convention. The scale of charges are:500 US dollars per Week per photo/game/graphic, starting from the date of the infringement. Unpaid bills accrue interest. Expenses incurred by us and the collection Agency, in the collection of these fees are also chargeable.
Photo info: There is a technology available from Digimarc Corporation which enables a digital watermark to be embedded into the image, this company has a robot that scans the Web looking for images with a watermark which notifies the registered owner of the photo and the URL address where it found the photo.
3. General Disclaimer
Although specialp.co.uk has attempted to provide accurate information on the Web Site, specialp.co.uk assumes no responsibility for the accuracy of the information. specialp.co.uk may change the content at any time without notice. Mention of non-specialp.co.uk web sites or services is for information purposes only and constitutes neither an endorsement nor a recommendation.
ALL OPINIONS STATED ARE THOSE OF THE INDIVIDUAL AUTHORS AND ARE NOT THE RESPONSIBILITY OF SPECIALP.CO.UK. SPECIALP.CO.UK SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY INDIRECT, SPECIAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, OR INCIDENTAL DAMAGES INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, LOST PROFITS OR REVENUES, COSTS OF REPLACEMENT GOODS, LOSS OR DAMAGE TO DATA ARISING OUT OF THE USE OR INABILITY TO USE THIS SITE
(ii) Chat room/Bulletin boards
The views expressed in the chat room and bulletin boards are those of the individual user and not those of specialp.co.uk or its ISP. You are asked not to post messages or E-mails which are abusive, racist, obscene, defamatory, libelous or the content of which is otherwise undesirable, illegal or in breach of any person's rights. We reserve the right, at our full discretion, to remove any such E-mails at any time and without notice to you. Bona fide requests to remove defamatory content will be honoured, although we can give no guarantee to time scale. In light of recent judgments against websites who have broken UK Law surrounding contempt of court you are also requested to refrain from posting speculative information or indeed discussing any ongoing Court cases within the British Isles or the Commonwealth Nations.
(iii) Applicable Law
4. Transmission of Personal Data/User Communications.
Except as required by law, specialp.co.uk will maintain the confidentiality of all personal information transmitted to specialp.co.uk by the user. Unless specifically labeled otherwise, any feedback you provide at this Web Site (via feedback forms, E-mails or 'private messages') shall be deemed to be non-confidential and specialp.co.uk will have no obligation to protect such information and may use such information in any way it chooses.
5. Links to Third Party Sites.
This Web Site contains links to many third party sites. Access to any other Internet site linked to this Web Site is at the user's own risk and specialp.co.uk is not responsible for the accuracy or reliability of any information, data, opinions, advice or statements made on these sites. specialp.co.uk provides these links merely as a convenience and the inclusion of such links does not imply an endorsement.
6. Access to Password Protected/Secure Areas.
Access to and use of password protected and/or secure areas of the Web Site is restricted to authorised users only. Unauthorised individuals attempting to access these areas of the Web Site may be subject to prosecution.