Terms and conditions

Use of our websites

Please read the following Website Terms and Conditions, which relate to information regarding general use of our websites. By using our websites, you are agreeing to these Terms and Conditions whether as a guest or registered user. By using our sites you are indicating you accept these terms of use and that you agree to abide by them. From time to time we may change these Terms and Conditions, and will post revisions on this website. We recommend that you read these Terms and Conditions prior to using our sites and thereafter regularly review any changes and you are responsible for doing so.

If you have purchased a licence, subscription or otherwise entered into an agreement with us (for example as an advertiser on our website) you will also be governed by the terms of that agreement, which shall prevail in the event of a conflict.

Definitions

The term ‘Spoof Media’ or ‘The Spoof’ or ‘TheSpoof.com’ or ‘us’ or ‘we’ refers to the owner of the website whose company registration number is 05971013 registered in England and Wales. The term ‘you’ refers to the user or viewer of our website.

Privacy

Use of the data that you provide us, or which is collected by use on our websites, is governed by our Privacy Policy. By using our site(s) you consent to such processing.

Access to Spoof Media websites

We try to ensure that website availability is uninterrupted and that transmissions will be error-free. However, we cannot guarantee that your access will not be suspended or restricted from time to time, including to allow for repairs, maintenance or the introduction of new facilities or services. We of course try to limit the frequency and duration of any suspension or restriction.

Accounts and passwords

If you have registered or subscribed to a Spoof Media website, any user identification code or password must be kept confidential and used only by you. 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 option you have failed to comply with any of the provisions of these terms of use.

Intellectual property rights

The content, layout, design, data, databases and graphics on this website are protected by UK and other international intellectual property laws and are owned by Spoof Media Ltd or its licensors. Unless expressly permitted in writing in a licence agreement or referenced herein relating to Spoof Media Ltd and other than printing a small proportion of content or displaying this on your screen, or both, (strictly for your personal non-commercial use), no part of the website may be reproduced, stored in any medium, including but not limited to a retrieval system or transmitted, in any form or by any means (electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording, broadcasting) nor shown in public.

The trademarks and logos which are displayed on the websites are the trademarks of Spoof Media Ltd and its licensors. Any use including framing, metatags or other text utilising the Spoof Media Ltd’s trademarks or other trademarks displayed, is strictly prohibited without our express written consent.

Any material you upload to our sites will be considered non-confidential and non-proprietary (unless otherwise stated on the site or within our privacy policy) and for such content you grant us a transferable, royalty free, worldwide, irrevocable licence to use, copy, distribute, edit, amend, disclose, sub licence to third parties and create derivative works in whole or part of any such material for any purpose, in any media. We may remove, edit or amend any such material at any time without notice to you. All material posted must adhere to the requirements of “Your conduct" below.

We also have the right to disclose your identity to any third party who is claiming that any material posted or uploaded by you to any of our sites constitutes a violation of their rights, including without limitation, their intellectual property rights, reputational rights or of their right to privacy.

Content

The works presented in this website are satire, parody, spoof and are completely fictitious.

Neither we nor any third parties provide any warranty or guarantee as to the accuracy, timeliness, performance, completeness or suitability of the information and materials found or offered on this website for any particular purpose. You acknowledge that such information and materials may contain inaccuracies or errors and we expressly exclude liability for any such inaccuracies or errors to the fullest extent permitted by law.

The copyright of any published material belongs to the author.

Your use of any information or materials on this website is entirely at your own risk, for which we shall not be liable. It shall be your own responsibility to ensure that any products, services or information available through this website meet your specific requirements.

Spoof Media Ltd will not be held responsible for any loss or damage to work stored in our system. However, all attempts will be made to ensure that any loss or damage is limited.

Unauthorised use

Unauthorised use of this website may give rise to a claim for damages and/or be a criminal offence.

Advertising and Links

From time to time this website may also include links to other websites. These links are provided for your convenience to provide further information. They do not signify that we endorse the website(s). We have no responsibility for the content of the linked website(s).

Your conduct

All users must be aware that they are legally responsible for the work and material that they add to any website owned by Spoof Media Ltd.

You must not use the website in any way that causes or is likely to cause the website or access to it to be interrupted, damaged or impaired in any way. You understand that you are solely responsible for all electronic communications and contents sent from your computer to us. You must use the website for lawful purposes only. You must not use the website for any of the following:

  • For fraudulent purposes or in connection with a criminal offence or otherwise carry out any unlawful activity
  • To send, use or re-use any material that is illegal, overly offensive, abusive, indecent, harmful, overly defamatory, overly obscene or menacing, racist, abusive, threatening, invasive of privacy, in breach of confidence, infringes any intellectual property rights, or which consists of or contains software viruses, trojan horses, worms, time bombs, keystroke loggers, spyware, adware or any other harmful or similar computer code designed to adversely affect the operation of any computer software or hardware, political campaigning, commercial solicitation, chain letters, mass mailings or any spam. It is at the discretion of Spoof Media Ltd to decide which information contravenes this rule, and your work may as a result be edited or deleted.
  • To cause annoyance, inconvenience or needless anxiety
  • To impersonate any third party or otherwise mislead as to the origin of your content
  • To reproduce, duplicate, copy or resell any part of our site in contravention with these terms of use or any other agreement with Spoof Media Ltd.
  • To post advertisements or promotions of any kind without prior written consent from Spoof Media Ltd.

It is at the discretion of Spoof Media Ltd to decide which information contravenes these terms, and any submissions to the websites may as a result be edited or deleted.

Warning system

Spoof Media Ltd withholds the right to ban any user for any reason and at any time, and also withholds the right to remove any materials under the same restrictions.

Any alterations made by Spoof Media Ltd to your work may be queried by yourself at any time through the private messaging system and not the forum. Re-editing work to undo alterations made by Spoof Media Ltd will not be accepted and will be met with a warning. This includes any alterations/replacements of images used in your work.

After 3 warnings, we reserve the right to ban you from uploading work on Spoof Media websites. Any major abuse of the system may result in an immediate ban.

Any decision taken by Spoof Media Ltd is final. Backups of your original work will be kept for the length of any dispute where possible, and will afterwards either be re-instated or deleted.

We will always attempt to inform you if action is taken against any of your work, by sending you emails where applicable.

If you are unsure of whether your work contravenes any of the points above, please make the effort to contact us and we will do our best to help you.

If you wish to contact us, please use the enquiry form, or contact us directly: thespoof@spoof-media.com


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