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Terms and Conditions of Use

  1. Introduction
    1.1 This Website, which includes all CLA micro-sites, is owned and operated by The Copyright Licensing Agency Ltd (“CLA”) a company registered in England (registered number 1690026) with a registered office at Saffron House, 6-10 Kirby Street, London EC1N 8TS.  Other than the My CLA portal which is only open to you if you register, you may access areas of the Website without registering your details with us.
    1.2 The contents of this Website are provided as an information guide only and do not constitute legal advice.  Visitors to the Website who have a legal problem or question should consult a suitably qualified lawyer.
    1.3 CLA may make changes to the Website from time to time.  Any changes take immediate effect.  You should regularly review these Terms for any changes.  Your use of the Website after changes have been made will constitute acceptance of the changed Terms.  No responsibility is accepted for loss arising from inaccurate or incomplete information, however caused.
     
  2. Intellectual Property
    2.1 Unless otherwise indicated, CLA is the owner of all copyright in material on the Website.
    2.2 The material on the Website may be copied for private use or use within an organisation provided the source of the material is acknowledged and the material is not amended in any way.
    2.3 The Copyright Licensing Agency Ltd, Copywatch  and What Can I do With this Content are registered trademarks of CLA.
     
  3. Service Access
    3.1 While CLA endeavours to ensure the Website is normally available 24 hours a day, CLA shall not be liable if for any reason the Website is unavailable at any time or for any period.
    3.2 Access to the Website may be suspended temporarily and without notice in the case of system failure, maintenance or repair or for reasons outside CLA’s control.
     
  4. Visitor Material and Conduct
    4.1 Other than personally identifiable information, which is covered under our Privacy Policy [link], any material you transmit or post to the Website shall be considered non-confidential and non-proprietary.  CLA shall have no obligations with respect to such material.  CLA and its designees shall be free to copy, disclose, distribute, incorporate and otherwise use such material and all data and anything embedded therein for any and all commercial or non-commercial purposes.
    4.2 You are prohibited from posting or transmitting to or from the Website any material:
           4.2.1 that is inappropriate, defamatory, libellous, obscene, indecent, offensive,  abusive, liable to incite racial hatred, discriminatory, menacing, scandalous,   inflammatory, blasphemous, in breach of confidence, in breach of privacy or which may cause annoyance or inconvenience; or
          4.2.2 for which you have not obtained all necessary licences and/or approvals; or
          4.2.3 which constitutes or encourages conduct that would be considered a criminal offence, give rise to civil liability, or otherwise be contrary to the law of or infringe the rights of any third party, in any country in the world; or
         4.2.4 which is technically harmful (including, without limitation, computer viruses, logic bombs, Trojan horses, worms, harmful components, corrupted data or other malicious software or harmful data).
    4.3 You may not misuse the Website (including, without limitation, by hacking).
    4.4  CLA shall fully co-operate with any law enforcement authorities or court order requesting or directing CLA to disclose the identity or locate anyone posting any material in breach of 4.2 or 4.3.
     
  5. Links to and from other websites
    5.1 Links to third party websites on the Website are provided solely for your convenience.  If you use these links, you leave the Website.  CLA has not reviewed all of these third party websites and does not control and is not responsible for these websites or their content or availability. CLA therefore does 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.
    5.2 If you would like to link to the Website, you may only do so on the following conditions:
           5.2.1 you do not remove, distort or otherwise alter the size or appearance of the CLA logo;
           5.2.2 you do not create a frame or any other browser or border environment around the Website;
           5.2.3 you do not in any way imply that CLA is endorsing any products or services other than its own;
           5.2.4 you do not misrepresent your relationship with CLA nor present any false information about CLA;
           5.2.5 you do not otherwise use any CLA trade marks displayed on the Website without express written permission from CLA;
           5.2.6 you do not link from a website that is not owned by you; and
           5.2.7 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.
    CLA expressly reserves the right to revoke the right granted in clause 5.2 for breach of these terms and to take any action it deems appropriate.
    You shall fully indemnity CLA for any loss or damage suffered by CLA for breach of clause 5.2.
     
  6. Use of My CLA
    6.1 Each registration My CLA is for a single user only.  CLA does not permit you to share your user name or password with any other person or with multiple users on a network.
    6.2 Responsibility for the security of any passwords issued rests with you.
    6.3 You must not give any false or misleading information or impersonate any other person.
    6.4 Any purchase order references you supply will be used solely for administrative purposes.  They will in no way amend, replace, or override the terms and conditions of the CLA Licence the reference relates to.
     
  7. Disclaimer
    7.1 Save to the extent required by law, CLA does not make any warranty or representation that all content on the Website is accurate, complete, or fit for any particular purpose.  To the fullest extent permitted by law, CLA on behalf of itself, its directors, employees, agents and other representatives excludes any liability for losses or damages whatsoever arising out of or in connection with use of the Website.
    7.2 Notwithstanding anything in these Terms, CLA does not exclude or limit its liability for death or personal injury caused by negligence; or
           7.2.1 fraud; or
           7.2.2 misrepresentation as to a fundamental matter; or
           7.2.3 any liability which cannot be excluded or limited under applicable law.
     
  8. General 
    8.1 Any omission by CLA to exercise its rights under these Terms and Conditions shall not constitute a waiver of such right unless formally waived in writing by CLA.
    8.2 Nothing in these Terms shall be construed as creating a partnership or joint venture between you and CLA.
     
  9. Governing Law and Jurisdiction 
    In relation to any dispute arising out of the use of this Website shall users and CLA agree to submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of England and Wales.