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Introduction and Background

Our web site, is an internet service published by BBC World Service. In entering our site you are accepting our Terms and Conditions. We may decide to change them at any time and if we do so those changes will be written into these terms and conditions. It is the responsibility of users to be aware of these terms and conditions in case there are any changes. Writing the changes in here is our obligation, keeping an eye on them is yours. Continuing to use the site after a change has been made is your acceptance of the changes.

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Using our Material

Any material found within the pages of including text or images may not be copied, reproduced, republished, downloaded, posted, broadcast or transmitted in any way except for your own personal non-commercial use. Permission for any other use must be obtained by contacting BBC On Air, 310NW Bush House, PO Box 76, London WC2B 4PH , United Kingdom.

We allow you onto this web site in return for you agreeing not to adapt, alter or create any derivative work from any of the material contained in this site. In addition, the material cannot be used for any other purpose other than for your own personal and non-commercial use unless the appropriate licence has been granted by BBC On Air.

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Use of the Site

You agree to use this site only for lawful purposes, and in a manner which does not infringe the rights of, or restrict or inhibit the use and enjoyment of this site by any third party. Such restriction or inhibition includes, without limitation, conduct which is unlawful, or which may harass or cause distress or inconvenience to any person and the transmission of obscene or offensive content or disruption of normal flow of dialogue within this site.

This site and the information, names, images, pictures, logos and icons regarding or relating to BBC On Air and/or the BBC, its products and services (or to third party products and services), is provided "as is" and on an "is available" basis without any representation or endorsement made and without warranty of any kind whether express or implied, including but not limited to the implied warranties of satisfactory quality, fitness for a particular purpose, non-infringement, compatibility, security and accuracy.

In no event will BBC On Air and/or the BBC be liable for any damages including, without limitation, indirect or consequential damages, or any damages whatsoever arising from use or loss of use, data, or profits, whether in action of contract, negligence or other tortuous action, arising out of or in connection with the use of the site. BBC On Air does not warrant that the functions contained in the material contained in this site will be uninterrupted or error free, that defects will be corrected, or that this site or the server that makes it available are free of viruses or bugs or represents the full functionality, accuracy, reliability of the materials. The names, images and logos identifying the BBC, BBC On Air or third parties and their products and services are proprietary marks of the BBC, BBC On Air and/or third parties. Nothing contained herein shall be construed as conferring by implication or otherwise any licence or right under any trademark or patent of the BBC, BBC On Air or any other third party.

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Any other Rules and Regulations on the Site

Occasionally within the site you may find other rules or terms relating to specific material which may conflict with or contradict these terms and conditions. These could be rules for competitions, specific download requirements, or prize draws, for example. If there is any conflict then the rules or terms relating to specific material will take precedence over the more general terms and conditions.

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If any of these Terms and Conditions should be determined to be illegal, invalid or otherwise unenforceable by reason of the laws of any state or country in which these Terms and Conditions are intended to be effective, then to the extent and within the jurisdiction which that Term or Condition is illegal, invalid or unenforceable, it shall be severed and deleted from this clause and the remaining Terms and Conditions shall survive, remain in full force and effect and continue to be binding and enforceable.

These Terms and Conditions shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of England and Wales. Disputes arising here from shall be exclusively subject to the jurisdiction of the courts of England and Wales.

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And Finally ... Agreement to Terms and Conditions

If you do not agree to these Terms and Conditions in full then you must log out of our web site immediately. These Terms and Conditions apply every time you log onto our web site.

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You and Your Privacy

Nowadays it is increasingly easy for personal information to be gathered on people: people like you. Sometimes this may be in ways - such as those described below - which you may not be aware of. The team at wants to treat your personal information with the respect, which it deserves, as well as treating it in accordance with the law. In order to do so we will always seek to comply with current legislation and also to establish, and use, best practice across the Internet publishing world.

The legal complications start when you submit personal information to us. You might do this for instance, when entering a prize draw or competition. We will always ask for your consent to holding this personal information. Once we are holding your personal details on our database then we have an obligation under the law to hold accurate information, and to let you know what we're holding if you want to know. We also need to collect the information fairly - which is one of the reasons why we're telling you all this.

We will always ask for your consent to pass your details on to a third party please make sure that you tick the appropriate box if you do not wish us to do this. We will not sell your details to anyone but we may allow a selected company to contact you with a special offer if you have given permission.

BBC On Air
Last updated 7 October 2004

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