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The following terms and conditions apply to the use of the Usborne website at usborne.com (the Usborne Website). These terms and conditions are governed by English law.
The Usborne Website is operated by Usborne Publishing, details of which are shown at the end of these terms and conditions.
- Copyright and Trade Mark Notice
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None of the Content may be copied, reproduced, transmitted or distributed without the prior permission of Usborne Publishing.
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- Downloadable pictures
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- Competitions and Prize Draws
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- The basis on which the Competition is run, how to enter, any restrictions on eligible participants, the number of prizes and the deadline for entries will be as shown in the Competition information.
- All entries must be received by the closing date as specified in the Competition information.
- You are solely responsible for ensuring your entry to any Competition is submitted to Usborne Publishing. Usborne Publishing will not be responsible for transmission errors for email entries or for any other error affecting the receipt by Usborne Publishing of entries to a Competition.
- Entrants under 13 (where allowed in the Competition information) must have permission of an adult.
- Only one entry per person is permitted. Use of a false name or address, including a name by which you are not usually known, will disqualify you.
- Usborne employees and Usborne Books at Home Organisers may not enter.
- For competition entries, if more than one correct entry is received the tiebreaker will be judged on originality by an independent person.
- For prize draws, the winning entry will be chosen by random draw performed by a computer process that produces a verifiably random result or by or under the supervision of an independent person from all entries received during the prize draw period.
- All winners will be notified by email or telephone (using details provided at entry) within 14 days of the closing date of the competition or prize draw. All prizes will be sent by post to the winners within 14 days of being notified.
- Only winners will be contacted. If you have not heard within two weeks of the closing date, please assume your entry has not been successful.
- Winners' names, towns and copies of winning entries may be displayed on Usborne websites. Names and towns of previous winners will also be available from Usborne Publishing on request. If you object to any or all of your name, town and winning entry being published or made available, please contact Usborne Publishing using the details below.
- Prizes are not transferable or negotiable. Usborne Publishing will select the products that make up the prize. There is no cash alternative.
- Participants are deemed to have accepted and agreed to be bound by these terms and conditions upon entry. Usborne Publishing reserves the right to refuse entry or refuse to award a prize to anyone in breach of these terms and conditions.
- Please contact us using the following details for any queries relating to competitions or prize draws:
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- Use of the Usborne Website
No part of the Usborne Website may be copied or reproduced in any manner. You must not use any automatic device or manual process to access, acquire, copy or monitor any portion of the Usborne Website, or in any way reproduce or circumvent the navigational structure or presentation of the Usborne Website. You must not use the Usborne Website in any manner that could damage, disable, impair or overburden the Usborne Website or attempt to gain unauthorised access to any part of the Usborne Website through hacking, password mining or any other means.
If you access the Usborne Website from outside the United Kingdom, you do so on your own initiative and are responsible for compliance with local laws.
- Liability disclaimer
While every precaution has been taken in providing the Usborne Website, there is no guarantee that it will be free of infection by viruses or anything else which may be harmful or destructive.
We make reasonable efforts to keep all information on the Usborne Website up to date but we make no representations, warranties or guarantees that the content on the Usborne Website is accurate, complete or up to date.
We only provide the Usborne Website for domestic and private use. You agree not to use the Usborne Website for any commercial or business purpose and we have no liability to you for any loss or damage, even if foreseeable, arising under or in connection with (i) your use of, or inability to use, the Usborne Website; or (ii) your use of or reliance on any content displayed on the Usborne Website.
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