Terms and Conditions

Terms and Conditions

terms and conditions

PLEASE READ THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS CAREFULLY BEFORE USING THIS SITE

This terms of use (together with the documents referred to in it) tells you the terms of use on which you may make use of our website www.aardman.com (our site), whether as a guest or a registered user. Use of our site includes accessing, browsing, or registering to use our site.

Please read these terms of use carefully before you start to use our site, as these will apply to your use of our site. We recommend that you print a copy of this for future reference.

By using our site, you confirm that you accept these terms of use and that you agree to comply with them.

If you do not agree to these terms of use, you must not use our site.

Other applicable terms and policies

These terms of use refer to the following additional terms and policies, which also apply to your use of our site:

    • how we may process any personal data that we collect from you, or that you provide to us; and
    • how we use cookies on the site.

By using our site, you acknowledge our Privacy Policy.

  • Our Acceptable Use Policy, which sets out the permitted uses and prohibited uses of our site. When using our site, you must comply with this Acceptable Use Policy.
  • Our AardBoiled Terms of Use, which apply to any and all content you create and contribute to our AardBoiled YouTube channel (“AardBoiled”).

Information about us

www.aardman.com is a site operated by Aardman Animations Limited (“We”).  We are registered in England and Wales under company number 02050843 and have our registered office at Gas Ferry Road, Bristol, BS1 6UN.  Our VAT number is GB609301172.

We are a limited company.

Changes to these terms

We may revise these terms of use at any time by amending this page.

Please check this page from time to time to take notice of any changes we made, as they are binding on you.

Changes to our site

We may update our site from time to time, and may change the content at any time. However, please note that any of the content on our site may be out of date at any given time, and we are under no obligation to update it .

We do not guarantee that our site, or any content on it, will be free from errors or omissions.

Accessing our site

Our site is made available free of charge.

We do not guarantee that our site, or any content on it, will always be available or be uninterrupted. Access to our site is permitted on a temporary basis. We may suspend, withdraw, discontinue or change all or any part of our site without notice. We will not be liable to you if for any reason our site is unavailable at any time or for any period.

You are responsible for making all arrangements necessary for you to have access to our site.

You are also responsible for ensuring that all persons who access our site through your internet connection are aware of these terms of use and other applicable terms and conditions, and that they comply with them.

Your account and password

If you choose, or you are provided with, a user identification code, password or any other piece of information as part of our security procedures, you must treat such information as confidential. You must not disclose it to any third party.

We have the right to disable any user identification code or password, whether chosen by you or allocated by us, at any time, if in our reasonable opinion you have failed to comply with any of the provisions of these terms of use.

If you know or suspect that anyone other than you knows your user identification code or password, you must promptly notify us at privacy@aardman.com.

Intellectual property rights

We are the owner or the licensee of all intellectual property rights in our site, and in the material published on it.  Those works are protected by copyright laws and treaties around the world.  All such rights are reserved by us.

You may print off one copy, and may download extracts, of any page(s) from our site for your personal use and you may draw the attention of others to content posted on our site.

You must not modify the paper or digital copies of any materials you have printed off or downloaded in any way, and you must not use any illustrations, photographs, video or audio sequences or any graphics separately from any accompanying text.

Our status (and that of any identified contributors) as the authors of content on our site must always be acknowledged.

You must not use any part of the content on our site for commercial purposes without obtaining a licence to do so from us or our licensors.

If you print off, copy or download any part of our site in breach of these terms of use, your right to use our site will cease immediately and you must, at our option, return or destroy any copies of the materials you have made.

No reliance on information

The content on our site is provided for general information only. It is not intended to amount to advice on which you should rely. You must obtain professional or specialist advice before taking, or refraining from, any action on the basis of the content on our site.

Although we make reasonable efforts to update the information on our site, we make no representations, warranties or guarantees, whether express or implied, that the content on our site is accurate, complete or up-to-date.

Limitation of our liability

Nothing in these terms of use excludes or limits our liability for death or personal injury arising from our negligence, or our fraud or fraudulent misrepresentation, or any other liability that cannot be excluded or limited by English law.

To the extent permitted by law, we exclude all conditions, warranties, representations or other terms which may apply to our site or any content on it, whether express or implied.

We will not be liable to any user for any loss or damage, whether in contract, tort (including negligence), breach of statutory duty, or otherwise, even if foreseeable, arising under or in connection with:

  • use of, or inability to use, our site; or
  • use of or reliance on any content displayed on our site.

If you are a business user, please note that in particular, we will not be liable for:

  • loss of profits, sales, business, or revenue;
  • business interruption;
  • loss of anticipated savings;
  • loss of business opportunity, goodwill or reputation; or
  • any indirect or consequential loss or damage.

If you are a consumer user, please note that we only provide our site for domestic and private use. You agree not to use our site for any commercial or business purposes, and we have no liability to you for any loss of profit, loss of business, business interruption, or loss of business opportunity.

We will not be liable for any loss or damage caused by a virus, distributed denial-of-service attack, or other technologically harmful material that may infect your computer equipment, computer programs, data or other proprietary material due to your use of our site or to your downloading of any content on it, or on any website linked to it.

We assume no responsibility for the content of websites linked on our site. Such links should not be interpreted as endorsement by us of those linked websites. We will not be liable for any loss or damage that may arise from your use of them.

Viruses

We do not guarantee that our site will be secure or free from bugs or viruses.

You are responsible for configuring your information technology, computer programmes and platform in order to access our site. You should use your own virus protection software.

You must not misuse our site by knowingly introducing viruses, trojans, worms, logic bombs or other material which is malicious or technologically harmful. You must not attempt to gain unauthorised access to our site, the server on which our site is stored or any server, computer or database connected to our site. You must not attack our site via a denial-of-service attack or a distributed denial-of service attack. By breaching this provision, you would commit a criminal offence under the Computer Misuse Act 1990. We will report any such breach to the relevant law enforcement authorities and we will co-operate with those authorities by disclosing your identity to them. In the event of such a breach, your right to use our site will cease immediately.

Linking to our site

You may link to our home page, provided you do so in a way that is fair and legal and does not damage our reputation or take advantage of it.

You must not establish a link in such a way as to suggest any form of association, approval or endorsement on our part where none exists.

You must not establish a link to our site in any website that is not owned by you.

Our site must not be framed on any other site, nor may you create a link to any part of our site other than the home page.

We reserve the right to withdraw linking permission without notice.

The website in which you are linking must comply in all respects with the content standards set out in our Acceptable Use Policy.

If you wish to make any use of content on our site other than that set out above, please contact privacy@aardman.com.

Third party links and resources in our site

Where our site contains links to other sites and resources provided by third parties, these links are provided for your information only.

We have no control over the contents of those sites or resources.

Applicable law

If you are a consumer, please note that these terms of use, its subject matter and its formation, are governed by English law. You and we both agree to that the courts of England and Wales will have non-exclusive jurisdiction. However, if you are a resident of Northern Ireland you may also bring proceedings in Northern Ireland, and if you are resident of Scotland, you may also bring proceedings in Scotland.

If you are a business, these terms of use, its subject matter and its formation (and any non-contractual disputes or claims) are governed by English law. We both agree to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of England and Wales.

intellectual property

All characters created by Aardman Animations Limited are protected as intellectual property.

Reproduction of any part or all of the contents of this website, except as expressly permitted by these terms of use, is prohibited. No part of this website may be copied, stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted in any form or by any means without the prior written permission of Aardman Animations Ltd.

The trade marks set out below are the UK registered trade marks of Aardman Animations Limited:

The following words and their visual depiction are registered trade marks of Aardman Animations Limited:  “Wallace & Gromit”; “Shaun the Sheep”; “Timmy Time”.

The following words are registered trade marks of Aardman Animations Limited: “Chop Socky Chooks” and “Creature Comforts”

Visual depictions of the following are registered trade marks of Aardman Animations Limited: “Aardman” and “Underdog”

Contact us

To contact us, please email privacy@aardman.com.

Thank you for visiting our site.

website ACCEPTABLE use policy

This acceptable use policy sets out the terms between you and us under which you may access our website www.aardman.com (our site). This acceptable use policy applies to all users of, and visitors to, our site.

Your use of our site means that you accept, and agree to abide by, all the policies in this acceptable use policy, which supplement our terms of website use.

www.aardman.com is a site operated by Aardman Animations Limited (we or us).  We are registered in England and Wales under company number 02050843 and we have our registered office at Gas Ferry Road, Bristol, BS1 6UN.  Our VAT number is GB609301172.

Prohibited uses

You may use our site only for lawful purposes.  You may not use our site:

  • In any way that breaches any applicable local, national or international law or regulation.
  • In any way that is unlawful or fraudulent, or has any unlawful or fraudulent purpose or effect.
  • For the purpose of harming or attempting to harm minors in any way.
  • To transmit, or procure the sending of, any unsolicited or unauthorised advertising or promotional material or any other form of similar solicitation (spam).
  • To knowingly transmit any data, send or upload any material that contains viruses, Trojan horses, worms, time-bombs, keystroke loggers, spyware, adware or any other harmful programs or similar computer code designed to adversely affect the operation of any computer software or hardware.

You also agree:

  • Not to reproduce, duplicate, copy or re-sell any part of our site in contravention of the provisions of our terms of website use.
  • Not to access without authority, interfere with, damage or disrupt:
  • any part of our site;
  • any equipment or network on which our site is stored;
  • any software used in the provision of our site; or
  • any equipment or network or software owned or used by any third party.

Interactive services

We may from time to time provide interactive services on our site, including, without limitation:

  • Chat rooms.
  • Bulletin boards.

(interactive services).

Where we do provide any interactive service, we will provide clear information to you about the kind of service offered, if it is moderated and what form of moderation is used (including whether it is human or technical).

We will do our best to assess any possible risks for users (and in particular, for children) from third parties when they use any interactive service provided on our site, and we will decide in each case whether it is appropriate to use moderation of the relevant service (including what kind of moderation to use) in the light of those risks. However, we are under no obligation to oversee, monitor or moderate any interactive service we provide on our site, and we expressly exclude our liability for any loss or damage arising from the use of any interactive service by a user in contravention of our content standards, whether the service is moderated or not.

The use of any of our interactive services by a minor is subject to the consent of their parent or guardian. We advise parents who permit their children to use an interactive service that it is important that they communicate with their children about their safety online, as moderation is not foolproof. Minors who are using any interactive service should be made aware of the potential risks to them.

Where we do moderate an interactive service, we will normally provide you with a means of contacting the moderator, should a concern or difficulty arise.

Suspension and termination

We will determine, in our discretion, whether there has been a breach of this acceptable use policy through your use of our site.  When a breach of this policy has occurred, we may take such action as we deem appropriate.

Failure to comply with this acceptable use policy constitutes a material breach of the terms of use upon which you are permitted to use our site, and may result in our taking all or any of the following actions:

  • Immediate, temporary or permanent withdrawal of your right to use our site.
  • Immediate, temporary or permanent removal of any posting or material uploaded by you to our site.
  • Issue of a warning to you.
  • Legal proceedings against you for reimbursement of all costs on an indemnity basis (including, but not limited to, reasonable administrative and legal costs) resulting from the breach.
  • Further legal action against you.
  • Disclosure of such information to law enforcement authorities as we reasonably feel is necessary.

We exclude liability for actions taken in response to breaches of this acceptable use policy.  The responses described in this policy are not limited, and we may take any other action we reasonably deem appropriate.

Changes to the acceptable use policy

We may revise this acceptable use policy at any time by amending this page. You are expected to check this page from time to time to take notice of any changes we make, as they are legally binding on you. Some of the provisions contained in this acceptable use policy may also be superseded by provisions or notices published elsewhere on our site.

AardBoiled

The following AardBoiled terms of use apply in addition to our website terms of use (and all other terms referred to in the “Additional terms” section of that document) and apply to any and all content (“Submitted Content”) you (“you” or a “Contributor”) create and submit for review by our Panel (as defined below) for our AardBoiled YouTube channel (“AardBoiled”). All references in our website terms of use to our Site should be read as including AardBoiled.

Please read these terms of use carefully before you Submit your Submitted Content to AardBoiled, as these will apply to any Submitted Content you contribute. We recommend that you print a copy of this for future reference.

By clicking “Accept”, you confirm that you accept these terms of use and that you agree to comply with them. If you do not agree to these terms of use, you must not submit the Submitted Content to AardBoiled.

Submitting Content to AardBoiled
AardBoiled is a YouTube channel containing original user generated animated content submitted by various Contributors. Contributors may contribute Submitted Content for review for possible inclusion on AardBoiled via our website www.aardman.com (our “Site”).

Submitted Content Release
Any Submitted Content you submit via our Site is reviewed by our panel of Aardman directors, producers, content creators and AardBoiled channel managers (our “Panel”) before they decide whether your Submitted Content is suitable for AardBoiled.

We will contact you following this process to confirm whether your Submitted Content has been approved by the Panel, and to provide you with a copy of our deal terms, before uploading your Submitted Content to AardBoiled. We may reject any Submitted Content without notice if, in our discretion, we consider that it does not comply with these terms of use or is otherwise inappropriate.

Warranties
In relation to any Submitted Content you contribute, you represent and warrant that you have all rights necessary to grant the above licence and that such Submitted Content, and the provision and creation thereof, does not infringe or otherwise violate the intellectual property rights of any third party or any applicable laws or regulations.

We also have the right to disclose your identity to any third party who claims that any Submitted Content submitted by you and uploaded to AardBoiled constitutes a violation of their intellectual property rights, or of their right to privacy.

Indemnity
You will indemnify and hold harmless us from and against any and all costs, damages, losses, liabilities, and expenses (including any regulatory fines, penalties and reasonable professional advisors’ fees and expenses), arising from or in connection with any claims, demands, actions, suits, or proceedings whether civil, criminal, administrative, or investigative (the “Claim(s)”) brought by any third party against us:

(a) as a result of a breach by you of these terms; or

(b) alleging that your Submitted Content either (i) infringes the rights of a third party, or (ii) violates applicable laws or regulations.
We may employ our own legal counsel to represent us in respect of a Claim.

You shall have the right to settle any Claim provided, however, that to the extent that such settlement requires us to take or refrain from taking any action or purports to obligate us, then you shall not settle such claim without our prior written consent.
Submitted Content standards

These content standards apply to any and all Submitted Content which you contribute. Submitted Content must not:

(a) contain any material which is defamatory;
(b) contain any material which is obscene, offensive, threatening, abusive, hateful or inflammatory;
(c) promote sexually explicit material;
(d) promote violence;
(e) promote discrimination based on race, sex, religion, nationality, disability, sexual orientation or age;
(f) infringe any intellectual property rights of any third party; or
(g) promote any illegal activity or unlawful act.
(h) knowingly contain any viruses, Trojans, worms, logic bombs or other material which is malicious or
technologically harmful.

Disclaimer of endorsement
Although any Submitted Content submitted is reviewed by our Panel, this does not constitute or imply an endorsement by us. Any views and opinions expressed in the Submitted Content are those of the Contributor and do not necessarily state or reflect the views or opinions of Aardman. We cannot accept liability for views expressed in any Submitted Content.

Editing and removal of Submitted Content
We reserve the right, at our sole discretion and at any time, to edit any Submitted Content and to choose to include, not include or remove such Submitted Content from the AardBoiled service.

Availability of AardBoiled
The AardBoiled channel is hosted by YouTube and as such we cannot guarantee that AardBoiled, or any Submitted Content on it, will always be available or be uninterrupted. We will not be liable to you if for any reason AardBoiled is unavailable at any time for any period.

You are responsible for making all arrangements necessary for you to have access to AardBoiled.

Third party sites
By agreeing to these terms of use and authorising the use of your Submitted Content on AardBoiled, you also accept the terms and conditions of use of YouTube:
https://www.youtube.com/static?gl=GB&template=terms

Contact us
To contact us in relation to AardBoiled, please email AardBoiled@aardman.com.

TypoCircle Poster give-away competition

typoCircle poster give-away competition

  1. These terms and conditions relate to the TypoCircle Poster give-away competition, June 2018.
  2. The promoter of this competition is Aardman Animations Limited, Gas Ferry Road, Bristol, BS1 6UN (“Aardman”).
  3. This competition is open to all UK residents aged thirteen (13) and over, except for employees of Aardman, their families or agents, or any third party directly associated with this competition. If you are under 13 please ask a parent or guardian to take part on your behalf.
  4. Entry is limited to one entry per person. Multiple entries from a single person will not be accepted.
  5. The competition is free to enter.
  6. The competition is to win one Aardman TypoCircle poster which was designed for Aardman’s participation at a TypoCircle event by Gav Strange, including free postage within the United Kingdom. The poster is unframed will be sent to winners rolled within a postage tube.
  7. The competition opens at 1300 (UK time) on 8 June 2018 and closes at 1300 (UK time) on 15 June 2018 (the “Closing Date”). Entries received outside of these times will not be accepted.
  8. To enter, entrants must reply to the relevant tweet on the Aardman Twitter page by the Closing Date with an example of an advertisement/commercial which Aardman has made – please ensure your reply gives your answer to the question posed in the tweet.
  9. Aardman accepts no responsibility for entries that are not successfully submitted or received for any reason.
  10. There will be a total of 10 winners. Winners will be chosen at random from all entries properly submitted before the Closing Date. Subject to the below, the winners will each receive one of the prizes described above.
  11. The winners will be notified on the Twitter page and asked to ‘direct message’ Aardman with their contact details to claim their prize. This should be done within a reasonable time after the Closing Date. If a winner does not respond to Aardman within a reasonable time (being at least fourteen 14 days) after being notified that they are a winner, then that winner’s prize will be forfeited and Aardman will be entitled to select another winner in accordance with the process described above.
  12. The prize(s) will be sent to the winner(s) within fourteen (14) days of providing their contact details.
  13. The prize for the winner is non-exchangeable, non-transferable and no cash alternative is offered. Aardman reserves the right to substitute a prize of equal or greater value should circumstances make this necessary.
  14. Entries to the competition must not contain or comprise items, text or images which are in any way obscene, defamatory, libellous, discriminatory, hateful or violent (including inciting hatred or violence), unlawful in any way (including breaching the copyright or other rights of any third party), or otherwise offensive, upsetting or objectionable in any way. Entries should also not contain any pictures or videos of the person submitting the entry.
  15. The decision of Aardman regarding any aspect of the competition is final and binding and no correspondence will be entered into about it.
  16. Participants are deemed to have accepted and agreed to be bound by these terms and conditions upon entry. Aardman reserves the right to not accept entries that do not comply with these terms and conditions, or to refuse entry to, or to refuse to award the prize to, any person who is in breach of these terms and conditions.
  17. Aardman reserves the right to hold void, cancel, suspend, or amend this competition where it becomes necessary to do so.
  18. Aardman does not claim any rights of ownership in your competition entry. However, by submitting your competition entry and any accompanying material to Aardman you acknowledge and agree that you are granting Aardman a non-exclusive, worldwide, royalty-free, irrevocable licence, for the full period of any intellectual property rights in the competition entry and any accompanying materials, to use, display, publish, transmit, copy, edit, alter, store, re-format and sub-licence your competition entry and any accompanying materials for our business purposes.
  19. The winners’ first names may be posted on our websites and/or social media channels that relate to the competition. In addition, and in accordance with applicable competition rules (including the CAP code), the winners’ first names, surnames and counties can be obtained by sending an email to john.dutch@aardman.com within thirty (30) days after the Closing Date. Entrants acknowledge that if they are a winner then their first name, surname and county may be made available to individuals who request this information within the timeframe above. Further information about the CAP code is available at https://www.asa.org.uk/about-asa-and-cap.html.
  20. Personal data that you supply to us during the course of this competition will only be processed by us to help us run the competition and, if you are a winner, to contact you about your prize (including sending this to you through a postal service or courier) and share certain details about you with third parties as above. We will not use your personal data for any other purpose, including sharing it with third parties (besides postal services or couriers or as above), unless we have notified you of this separately in writing before doing so. We will only keep your personal data for as long we need it for these purposes and once we no longer need it we will delete it. As noted above, if you are under thirteen (13) please ask a parent or guardian to take part in this permission on your behalf. For further information about how we collect, store and use Personal Data, including our legal basis for processing your data and your rights in relation to any of your Personal Data that we are holding, see our privacy policy at https://www.aardman.com/privacy-policy/.
  21. The competition will be governed by English law and entrants to the competition submit to the jurisdiction of the English courts.
  22. If you have any questions about this competition, or about any other competitions we have run previously, please get in touch with us on hello@com

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