Terms and conditions of use

  1. Introduction

1.1    These terms and conditions shall govern your use of our website.

1.2    By using our website, you accept these terms and conditions in full; accordingly, if you disagree with these terms and conditions or any part of these terms and conditions, you must not use our website.

1.3    Our website uses cookies; by using our website or agreeing to these terms and conditions, you consent to our use of cookies in accordance with the terms of our Privacy Policy.

  1. Copyright notice

2.1    Copyright (c) 2018 Play Wales.

2.2    Subject to the express provisions of these terms and conditions:

(a)    we, together with our licensors, own and control all the copyright and other intellectual property rights in our website and the material on our website; and

(b)    all the copyright and other intellectual property rights in our website and the material on our website are reserved.

  1. Licence to use website

3.1    You may:

(a)    view pages from our website in a web browser;

(b)    download pages from our website for caching in a web browser;

(c)    print pages from our website;

(d)    stream audio and video files from our website; and subject to the other provisions of these terms and conditions.

3.2   You may only use our website for your own personal and or only accessible by others within your organisation, and you must not use our website for any other purposes. In all cases, Play Wales must be acknowledged as the source of the material on the copy; all copyright and proprietary notices must be kept intact, and our address and contact details reproduced.

3.3   You may only use our website for your own personal and business purposes, and you must not use our website for any other purposes.    

3.4    Unless you own or control the relevant rights in the material, you must not:

(a)    republish material from our website without acknowledging Play Wales as the copyright owner (including republication on another website);

(b)    sell, rent or sub-license material from our website;

(c)    exploit material from our website for a commercial purpose.

3.5    Not withstanding Section 3.5, you may redistribute our downloadable resources in print and electronic form to family, friends and work colleagues.

3.6    We reserve the right to restrict access to areas of our website, or indeed our whole website, at our discretion; you must not circumvent or bypass, or attempt to circumvent or bypass, any access restriction measures on our website.

  1. Acceptable use

4.1    You must not:

(a)    use our website in any way or take any action that causes, or may cause, damage to the website or impairment of the performance, availability or accessibility of the website;

(b)    use our website in any way that is unlawful, illegal, fraudulent or harmful, or in connection with any unlawful, illegal, fraudulent or harmful purpose or activity;

(c)    use our website to copy, store, host, transmit, send, use, publish or distribute any material which consists of (or is linked to) any spyware, computer virus, Trojan horse, worm, keystroke logger, rootkit or other malicious computer software;

(d)    conduct any systematic or automated data collection activities (including without limitation scraping, data mining, data extraction and data harvesting) on or in relation to our website without our express written consent;

(e)    access or otherwise interact with our website using any robot, spider or other automated means, except for the purpose of search engine indexing;

(f)    use data collected from our website for any direct marketing activity (including without limitation email marketing, SMS marketing, telemarketing and direct mailing).

4.2    You must not use data collected from our website to contact individuals, companies or other persons or entities.

4.3    You must ensure that all the information you supply to us through our website, or in relation to our website, is true, accurate, current, complete and non-misleading.

  1. Your content: licence

5.1    In these terms and conditions, "your content" means all works and materials (including without limitation text, graphics, images, audio material, video material, audio-visual material, scripts, software and files) that you submit to us or our website for storage or publication on, processing by, or transmission via, our website.

5.2    You grant to us a worldwide, irrevocable, non-exclusive, royalty-free licence to use, reproduce, store, adapt, publish, translate and distribute your content in any existing or future media.

5.3    You grant to us the right to sub-license the rights licensed under Section 9.2.

5.4    You grant to us the right to bring an action for infringement of the rights licensed under Section 9.2.

5.5    You hereby waive all your moral rights in your content to the maximum extent permitted by applicable law; and you warrant and represent that all other moral rights in your content have been waived to the maximum extent permitted by applicable law.

5.6    Without prejudice to our other rights under these terms and conditions, if you breach any provision of these terms and conditions in any way, or if we reasonably suspect that you have breached these terms and conditions in any way, we may delete, unpublish or edit any or all of your content.

  1. Your content: rules

6.1    You warrant and represent that your content will comply with these terms and conditions.

6.2    Your content must not be illegal or unlawful, must not infringe any person's legal rights, and must not be capable of giving rise to legal action against any person (in each case in any jurisdiction and under any applicable law).

6.3    Your content, and the use of your content by us in accordance with these terms and conditions, must not:

(a)    be libellous or maliciously false;

(b)    be obscene or indecent;

(c)    infringe any copyright, moral right, database right, trade mark right, design right, right in passing off, or other intellectual property right;

(d)    infringe any right of confidence, right of privacy or right under data protection legislation;

(e)    constitute negligent advice or contain any negligent statement;

(f)    constitute an incitement to commit a crime, instructions for the commission of a crime or the promotion of criminal activity;

(g)    be in contempt of any court, or in breach of any court order;

(h)    be in breach of racial or religious hatred or discrimination legislation;

(i)    be in breach of official secrets legislation;

(j)    be in breach of any contractual obligation owed to any person;

(k)    depict violence in an explicit, graphic or gratuitous manner;

(l)     be untrue, false, inaccurate or misleading;

(m)   consist of or contain any instructions, advice or other information which may be acted upon and could, if acted upon, cause illness, injury or death, or any other loss or damage;

(n)    constitute spam;

(o)    be offensive, deceptive, fraudulent, threatening, abusive, harassing, anti-social, menacing, hateful, discriminatory or inflammatory; or

(p)    cause annoyance, inconvenience or needless anxiety to any person.

6.4    Your content must be appropriate, civil and tasteful, and accord with generally accepted standards of etiquette and behaviour on the internet.

6.5    You must not use our website to link to any website or web page consisting of or containing material that would, were it posted on our website, breach the provisions of these terms and conditions.

6.6    You must not submit to our website any material that is or has ever been the subject of any threatened or actual legal proceedings or other similar complaint.

  1. Report abuse

7.1    If you learn of any unlawful material or activity on our website, or any material or activity that breaches these terms and conditions, please let us know.

7.2    You can let us know about any such material or activity by emailing the Communications Manager.

  1. Limited warranties

8.1    We do not warrant or represent:

(a)    the completeness or accuracy of the information published on our website;

(b)    that the material on the website is up to date; or

(c)    that the website or any service on the website will remain available.

8.2    We reserve the right to discontinue or alter any or all of our website services, and to stop publishing our website, at any time in our sole discretion without notice or explanation; and save to the extent expressly provided otherwise in these terms and conditions, you will not be entitled to any compensation or other payment upon the discontinuance or alteration of any website services, or if we stop publishing the website.

8.3    To the maximum extent permitted by applicable law and subject to Section 9.1, we exclude all representations and warranties relating to the subject matter of these terms and conditions, our website and the use of our website.

  1. Limitations and exclusions of liability

9.1    Nothing in these terms and conditions will:

(a)    limit or exclude any liability for death or personal injury resulting from negligence;

(b)    limit or exclude any liability for fraud or fraudulent misrepresentation;

(c)    limit any liabilities in any way that is not permitted under applicable law; or

(d)    exclude any liabilities that may not be excluded under applicable law.

9.2    The limitations and exclusions of liability set out in this Section 9 and elsewhere in these terms and conditions:

(a)    are subject to Section 9.1; and

(b)    govern all liabilities arising under these terms and conditions or relating to the subject matter of these terms and conditions, including liabilities arising in contract, in tort (including negligence) and for breach of statutory duty, except to the extent expressly provided otherwise in these terms and conditions.

9.3    To the extent that our website and the information and services on our website are provided free of charge, we will not be liable for any loss or damage of any nature.

9.4    We will not be liable to you in respect of any losses arising out of any event or events beyond our reasonable control.

9.5    We will not be liable to you in respect of any business losses, including (without limitation) loss of or damage to profits, income, revenue, use, production, anticipated savings, business, contracts, commercial opportunities or goodwill.

9.6    We will not be liable to you in respect of any loss or corruption of any data, database or software.

9.7    We will not be liable to you in respect of any special, indirect or consequential loss or damage.

9.8    You accept that we have an interest in limiting the personal liability of our officers and employees and, having regard to that interest, you acknowledge that we are a limited liability entity; you agree that you will not bring any claim personally against our officers or employees in respect of any losses you suffer in connection with the website or these terms and conditions (this will not, of course, limit or exclude the liability of the limited liability entity itself for the acts and omissions of our officers and employees).

  1. Indemnity

10.1  You hereby indemnify us, and undertake to keep us indemnified, against any and all losses, damages, costs, liabilities and expenses (including without limitation legal expenses and any amounts paid by us to a third party in settlement of a claim or dispute) incurred or suffered by us and arising directly or indirectly out of your use of our website or any breach by you of any provision of these terms and conditions.

  1. Breaches of these terms and conditions

11.1  Without prejudice to our other rights under these terms and conditions, if you breach these terms and conditions in any way, or if we reasonably suspect that you have breached these terms and conditions in any way, we may:

(a)    send you one or more formal warnings;

(b)    block computers using your IP address from accessing our website;

(c)    contact any or all of your internet service providers and request that they block your access to our website;

(d)    commence legal action against you, whether for breach of contract or otherwise.

11.2  Where we block your access to our website or a part of our website, you must not take any action to circumvent such suspension or prohibition or blocking (including without limitation creating and/or using a different account).

  1. Third party websites

12.1  Our website includes hyperlinks to other websites owned and operated by third parties; such hyperlinks are not recommendations.

12.2  We have no control over third party websites and their contents, and subject to Section 13.1 we accept no responsibility for them or for any loss or damage that may arise from your use of them.

  1. Trade marks

13.1  Our logos and our other registered and unregistered trade marks are trade marks belonging to us; we give no permission for the use of these trade marks, and such use may constitute an infringement of our rights.

13.2  The third party registered and unregistered trade marks or service marks on our website are the property of their respective owners and, unless stated otherwise in these terms and conditions, we do not endorse and are not affiliated with any of the holders of any such rights and as such we cannot grant any licence to exercise such rights.

  1. Competitions

14.1  From time to time we may run competitions, free prize draws and/or other promotions on our website.

14.2  Competitions will be subject to separate terms and conditions (which we will make available to you as appropriate).

  1. Variation

15.1  We may revise these terms and conditions from time to time.

15.2  The revised terms and conditions shall apply to the use of our website from the date of publication of the revised terms and conditions on the website, and you hereby waive any right you may otherwise have to be notified of, or to consent to, revisions of these terms and conditions.

15.3  If you have given your express agreement to these terms and conditions, we will ask for your express agreement to any revision of these terms and conditions; and if you do not give your express agreement to the revised terms and conditions within such period as we may specify, we will disable or delete your account on the website, and you must stop using the website.

  1. Assignment

16.1  You hereby agree that we may assign, transfer, sub-contract or otherwise deal with our rights and/or obligations under these terms and conditions.

16.2  You may not without our prior written consent assign, transfer, sub-contract or otherwise deal with any of your rights and/or obligations under these terms and conditions.

  1. Severability

17.1  If a provision of these terms and conditions is determined by any court or other competent authority to be unlawful and/or unenforceable, the other provisions will continue in effect.

17.2  If any unlawful and/or unenforceable provision of these terms and conditions would be lawful or enforceable if part of it were deleted, that part will be deemed to be deleted, and the rest of the provision will continue in effect.

  1. Third party rights

18.1  A contract under these terms and conditions is for our benefit and your benefit, and is not intended to benefit or be enforceable by any third party.

18.2  The exercise of the parties' rights under a contract under these terms and conditions is not subject to the consent of any third party.

  1. Entire agreement

19.1  Subject to Section 9.1, these terms and conditions, together with our privacy policy, shall constitute the entire agreement between you and us in relation to your use of our website and shall supersede all previous agreements between you and us in relation to your use of our website.

  1. Law and jurisdiction

20.1  These terms and conditions shall be governed by and construed in accordance with English and Welsh law.

20.2  Any disputes relating to these terms and conditions shall be subject to the non-exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of England and Wales.

  1. Statutory and regulatory disclosures

21.1  We are registered in Wales; you can find the online version of the register atwww.gov.uk/government/organisations/charity-commission, and our registration number is1068926.

21.2  We are subject to English and Welsh law,which is supervised by England and Wales.

  1. Our details

26.1  This website is owned and operated by Play Wales.

26.2  We are registered in Wales under registration number 3507258, and our registered office is at Baltic House, Mount Stuart Square, Cardiff CF10 5FH.

26.3  Our principal place of business is at Baltic House, Mount Stuart Square, Cardiff CF10 5FH.

26.4  You can contact us:

(a)    by post, using the postal address given above;

(b)    using our website contact form;

(c)    by telephone, on 02920 486050; or

(d)    by email.