Website terms and conditions

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Open Piano Competition – Website terms and conditions

This legal notice applies to the entire contents of the Open Piano Competition website under the domain name (the “Website”) and to any correspondence by e-mail between us and you. Please read these terms carefully before using the Website. Using the Website indicates that you accept these terms regardless of whether or not you choose to register with us. If you do not accept these terms, do not use the Website. This notice is issued by the artistic directors of the Open Piano Competition and the directors of Appassionati Ltd (the “Directors”).

1.    Introduction
Your use of the Website is subject to the following terms and conditions (hereinafter the “Website Terms”). Whether or not you choose to register on the Website, your continued access to the Website indicates that you agree to comply with and be bound by the Website Terms. In the event that the Directors know or reasonably suspect that you are in breach of the Website Terms, they reserve the right to revoke your access to the Website. The Website Terms, the Website and the information and articles appearing on it may be modified at any time, without notice or advance warning. You should check the Website from time to time to review the then current legal notice, because it is binding on you.

2.    Website Access
While the Directors endeavour to make the Website accessible at all times, there may be periods of time where the Website is suspended due to failure, maintenance or repair purposes.

3.    Registration
Each registration is for a single user only. The Directors do not permit you to share your user name and password with any other person nor with multiple users on a network. Responsibility for the security of any passwords issued rests with you. You agree to notify the Directors as soon as possible after you become aware of any unauthorised use of your user name and password.

4.    Intellectual Property Rights
Unless stated otherwise on the Website, all intellectual property rights (copyright and related rights and any other intellectual property rights, in each case whether registered or unregistered and all similar or equivalent rights or forms of protection in any part of the world) in or arising out of the Website content shall be owned by the Directors or their licensors. The Website content protected by intellectual property rights includes but is not limited to, all photographs, images, illustrations, texts, video clips, audio clips, logos, trade marks, graphics and other materials appearing on the Website.

5.    Licence and Use of Website

a.    Save where it is agreed otherwise with the Directors:

i.    you may only download or reproduce information appearing on the Website for personal and non-commercial use;
ii.    if you do download or reproduce information appearing on the Website you may only do so provided:

1.     no documents or related graphics on the Website are modified in any way;
2.    no graphics on the Website are used separately from the corresponding text; and
3.    the Company's copyright and trade mark notices and this permission notice appear in all copies.

b.    You acknowledge and agree that the downloading or reproduction of any content gives you no right, title or interest with respect to such content.
c.    Any use of the information appearing on the Website other than in accordance with clause 5(a) is strictly forbidden.
d.    You many not misuse the Website (including, without limitation, by hacking).


6.    User Generated Content

a.    Where you upload or publish data or material to the Website (“User Generated Content”) you do so in the knowledge that such information is non-confidential and non-proprietary and you hereby represent and warrant that none of the User Generated Content you upload or publish infringes the rights of a third party, including but not limited to, copyright, trade marks, patents, trade secrets, privacy or any other personal or property rights.
b.    By uploading User Generated Content you acknowledge that the Directors may copy, publish, disseminate or use such User Generated Content for any purpose, including, but not limited to, advertising, promotional purposes or any other commercial purpose, without reference to you and without any financial compensation being payable to you or any other person.
c.    The Directors shall not be held liable for any loss or damage caused by or arising out of User Generated Content.

7.    Links to and from other Website

a.    Links to third party websites on the Website are provided solely for your convenience. If you use these links, you leave the Website. The Directors have reviewed some, but not all of these third party websites. Save for where it is stated otherwise and for the avoidance of doubt, the Directors do not control and are not responsible for the content or availability of any third party websites, they do not endorse or make any representations about them, or any material found there, or any results that may be obtained from using them. If you decide to access any of the third party websites linked to the Website, you do so entirely at your own risk.
b.    If you would like to link to the Website, you may only do so on the basis that you link to, but do not replicate, the home page of the Website, and subject to the following conditions:

i.    you do not remove, distort or otherwise alter the size or appearance of the Open Piano Competition or Appassionati Ltd logo;
ii.    you do not create a frame or any other browser or border environment around the Website;
iii.    you do not in any way imply that the Company is endorsing any products or services other than its own;
iv.    you do not misrepresent your relationship with the Company nor present any other false information about the Company;
v.    you do not otherwise use any Open Piano Competition or Appassionati Ltd trade-marks displayed on the Website without express written permission from the Directors;
vi.    your website does not contain content that is distasteful, offensive or controversial, infringes any intellectual property rights or other rights of any other person or otherwise does not comply with all applicable laws and regulations.

c.    The Directors expressly reserve the right to revoke the right granted in clause 7(b) for breach of these terms and to take any action they deem appropriate.
d.    You shall fully indemnify the Directors for any loss or damage suffered by the Directors or any of its affiliates or subsidiaries for breach of clause 7(b).

8.    Disclaimer
The Website and its contents are provided on an “as is” and “as available” basis. The Directors give no representation or warranty of any kind, whether express or implied, including but not limited to, title or the absence of malicious programs (such as viruses, worms or Trojan horses) and all warranties as to merchantability or suitability for a particular use are expressly excluded. The Directors do not warrant or represent that the information contained on the Website is accurate, complete or up-to-date, that the Website is defect-free or that any such defect shall be corrected. By using this Website, you agree to do so at your own risk and assume full responsibility for any loss of data and the costs related to any assistance or repair of any hardware and/or software used by you for connecting to the Website, and you agree to hold the Directors harmless for any damage whatsoever that may be caused by, result from or be connected to your use of the Website.

9.    Liability
The Directors shall not be held liable for any inaccuracy or error, or for loss or damage caused by or resulting from the use of information obtained on or through the Website. The Directors shall under no circumstances be held liable for any actual, direct, indirect, special, punitive, incidental, exemplary or consequential damage, or any other damage, whatever its nature, (even if the Directors were previously informed of the possibility of such damage) whether under contract, tort or otherwise arising out of or in connection with the Website, its performance and content. By accepting the Website Terms you hereby agree to defend, indemnify and hold harmless the Directors, their subsidiaries and affiliated companies as well as their representatives, employees and professional advisors from and against any claims, damages, losses, costs and expenses, including but not limited to any reasonable legal expenses ensuing from or connected to your use of the Website. Nothing in these Website Terms shall exclude or limit the Directors’ liability for death or personal injury caused by negligence, or fraud.

10.    Governing Law
These Website Terms shall be governed by the laws of England and Wales and any disputes shall be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of England.