Acceptable Use Policy
This acceptable use policy sets out the terms between you and us under which you may access our website: www.theflitwits.co.uk (our site). This acceptable use policy applies to all users of, and visitors to, our site.
theflitwits.co.uk is a site operated by The Flitwits Ltd. We are registered in England and Wales under company number 08123962
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 send, knowingly receive, upload, download, use or re-use any material which does not comply with our content standards .
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.
We may from time to time provide interactive services on our site, including, without limitation:
News submissions (including images / YouTube videos)
Event submissions (including images)
Theme submissions (including images)
- Comments functionality .
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.
These content standards apply to any and all material which you contribute to our site (contributions), and to any interactive services associated with it.
You must comply with the spirit of the following standards as well as the letter. The standards apply to each part of any contribution as well as to its whole.
Be accurate (where they state facts).
Be genuinely held (where they state opinions).
- Comply with applicable law in the UK and in any country from which they are posted.
Contributions must not:
Contain any material which is defamatory of any person.
Contain any material which is obscene, offensive, hateful or inflammatory.
Promote sexually explicit material.
Promote discrimination based on race, sex, religion, nationality, disability, sexual orientation or age.
Infringe any copyright, database right or trade mark of any other person.
Be likely to deceive any person.
Be made in breach of any legal duty owed to a third party, such as a contractual duty or a duty of confidence.
Promote any illegal activity.
Be threatening, abuse or invade another’s privacy, or cause annoyance, inconvenience or needless anxiety.
Be likely to harass, upset, embarrass, alarm or annoy any other person.
Be used to impersonate any person, or to misrepresent your identity or affiliation with any person.
Give the impression that they emanate from us, if this is not the case.
Advocate, promote or assist any unlawful act such as (by way of example only) copyright infringement or computer misuse. 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.
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.
The privacy of our users is important to us and we take care to safeguard it. Under the Data Protection Act 1998, we have legal obligations towards you in the way that we deal with data collected from you. We do not pass your details to any third party or government department unless you give us permission to do so, or we are obliged or permitted by law to disclose it.
If required to register as a user, we will collect the information necessary to provide the service which includes as a minimum, your name and an e-mail address. Once you are registered, you can revisit your profile at any time to amend these details or to provide additional details.
We will also collect information from you if you complete any other forms on out site or if you contact us with comments or specific requests. We use your personal information to provide a service which is personalised to each of our visitors. We automatically collect information about your visit to our site through Google Analytics. This information is used to make your visit to our site more efficient, and to help us follow browsing preferences on our site so that we can make regular improvements.
Throughout the website you will find hypertext links to other locations on the Internet. The links are used for information purposes only and any listing shall not be taken as endorsement of any kind.
We do our very best to ensure that these links are appropriate at the time of being placed. theflitwits.co.uk does not necessarily agree with the views expressed within these linked websites and have no control over them.
theflitwits.co.uk cannot guarantee the reliability of these links or whether or not they work at all time.
If you would like to know more about cookies please visit AboutCookies.org.
You can ask for a copy of the information we hold about you at any time. We will also correct any inaccuracies in your information at your request.
If you have any queries concerning your personal information or any questions on our use of the information, please contact us at: info(Replace this parenthesis with the @ sign)theflitwits.com
The material featured on theflitwits.co.uk website is subject to Crown Copyright protection unless otherwise indicated. Anyone wishing to use any information found on this website must contact us at info(Replace this parenthesis with the @ sign)theflitwits.com. Permission to reproduce Crown copyright protected material does not extend to any material on this site which is identified as being the copyright of a third party. Authorisation to reproduce such material must be obtained from the copyright holders concerned.
The term images covers all moving or still images, photographs and logos.
Images on the website are either the property of theflitwits.co.uk and/or the organisations themselves, or have been licensed from third parties. Images taken from third parties may not be reproduced in any format.
Should you wish to reproduce any images, including the The Flitwits Logo you must contact us first for further guidance and authorisation. Please provide details of your organisation, which images you would like to use and how you intend to use them.
Terms & Conditions
Welcome to theflitwits.co.uk website terms and conditions (the “Terms and Conditions”), which apply to your use of this Website. By accessing this Website, you agree to be bound by these Terms and Conditions.
DEFINITIONS “User(s)” means (a) user(s) of the Website either collectively or individually, as the context requires.
“Personal Data” shall have the same meaning set out in the Data Protection Act 1998 (DPA 1998) and shall consist of any personal details provided by you via the Website; “We/us/our” means theflitwits.co.uk
“Website” means the website located at www.theflitwits.co.uk or any subsequent URL which may replace it.
“You/your” means you as a user of the Website.
We will provide you with access to the Website in accordance with these Terms and Conditions.
2. YOUR OBLIGATIONS
2.1.1 agree not to use the Website (or any part thereof) for any illegal purpose and agree to use it in accordance with all relevant laws;
2.1.2 agree not to upload or transmit through the Website any computer viruses, macro viruses, trojan horses, worms or anything else designed to interfere with, interrupt or disrupt the normal operating procedures of a computer;
2.1.3 agree not to upload or transmit through the Website any material which is defamatory, offensive, or of an obscene or menacing nature, or that may cause annoyance, inconvenience or needless anxiety;
2.1.4 agree not to use the Website in a way that may cause the Website to be interrupted, damaged, rendered less efficient or such that the effectiveness or functionality of the Website is in any way impaired;
2.1.5 agree not to use the Website in any manner which violates or infringes the rights of any person, firm or company (including, but not limited to, rights of intellectual property, rights of confidentiality or rights of privacy);
2.1.6 agree not to create and publish a hypertext link to any part of the Website or attempt any unauthorised access to any part or component of the Website; and
2.1.7 agree that in the event that you have any right, claim or action against any Users arising out of that User’s use of the Website, then you will pursue such right, claim or action independently of and without recourse to us
You agree to be fully responsible for, and fully indemnify us against, all claims, liability, damages, losses, costs and expenses, including legal fees, suffered by us and arising out of any breach of the Terms and Conditions or any other laws, regulations and rules by you or any agents (or representatives) acting on your behalf; or any other liabilities arising out of your use of the Website, or the use by any other person accessing the Website using your PC or internet access account. You will also indemnify us against any claims that information or material which you have submitted to us is in violation of any law or in breach of any third party rights (including without limitation, claims in respect of defamation, invasion of privacy, breach of confidence, infringement of copyright or infringement of any other intellectual property right). We reserve the right to exclusively defend and control any claims arising from the above and any such indemnification matters. You agree that you will fully cooperate with us in any such defences.
4. OUR RIGHTS
4.1 We reserve the right to:
4.1.1 modify or withdraw, temporarily or permanently, the Website (or any part thereof) with or without notice to you and you confirm that we shall not be liable to you or any third party for any modification to or withdrawal of the Website; and/or,
4.1.2 change these Terms and Conditions from time to time, and your continued use of the Website (or any part thereof) following such change shall be deemed to be your acceptance of such change. Any such changes shall come into effect immediately once posted, therefore, it is your responsibility to check regularly to determine whether the Terms and Conditions have been changed. If you do not agree to any change to the Terms and Conditions then you must immediately stop using the Website.
4.2 We will use our reasonable endeavours to maintain the Website. The Website is subject to change from time to time. You will not be eligible for any compensation because you cannot use any part of the Website or because of a failure, suspension or withdrawal of all or part of the Website due to circumstances beyond our control.
5. THIRD PARTY LINKS
In an attempt to provide increased value to our Users, we may provide links to other websites or resources. You acknowledge and agree that we are not responsible for the availability of such external sites or resources, and do not endorse and are not responsible or liable, directly or indirectly, for the privacy practices or the content (including misrepresentative or defamatory content) of such websites, including (without limitation) any advertising, products or other materials or services on or available from such websites or resources, nor for any damage, loss or offence caused or alleged to be caused by, or in connection with, the use of or reliance on any such content, goods or services available on such external sites or resources.
We have the right, but not the obligation, to monitor any activity and content associated with the Website. We may investigate any reported violation of these Terms and Conditions or other complaints, and take any action that we deem appropriate (which may include, but is not limited to, issuing warnings, suspending, terminating or attaching conditions to your access and/or removing any materials on the Website).
7. YOUR DATA
7.1 We respect your Personal Data and undertake to comply with applicable EU and UK Data Protection legislation from time to time in force.
7.2 You should be aware that:
7.2.1 if we are requested by the police or any regulatory or government authority investigating suspected illegal activities, or upon receipt of a court order, to provide your Personal Data and/or information concerning your activities whilst using the Website we shall do so; and,
7.3 We reserve the right in our reasonable discretion to disclose details of your use of the Website in relation to any, or any threatened, court proceedings in connection with your use, or the use of anyone under your control, of the Website whether in connection with the matters set out in these Terms and Conditions or otherwise.
7.4 There are times when, by law, we must pass on the information you give us.
If this is the case, we will try to contact you to let you know that we are passing the information on to other organisations. We have to do this, with or without your permission. However, we will keep in contact with you to let you know what we are doing.
8. INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY & RIGHT TO USE
8.1 You acknowledge and agree that all copyright, trade marks and all other intellectual property rights in all material or content supplied as part of the Website (including without limitation, text, images, web pages, sound, software (including code, interface and website structure), video, photographs and graphical images, and the look and feel, design and compilation thereof) shall remain at all times vested in us or our licensors. You are permitted to use this material only as expressly authorised by us and except as provided in these Terms and Conditions, use of this Website does not grant you any right, title, interest or licence to any such intellectual property accessed on the Website. Except as provided in these Terms and Conditions, any use or reproduction of the intellectual property is prohibited.
8.2 You acknowledge and agree that the material and content contained within the Website is made available for your personal, non-commercial use on the following basis:
8.2.1 no text, documents, graphics or other content on this Website are modified in any way; and
8.2.2 no graphics on this Website are used separately from accompanying text; and
8.2.3 our copyright notice and this permission notice appear in all copies.
8.3 Any other use of the material and content of the Website is strictly prohibited. You agree not to (and agree not to assist or facilitate any third party to) copy, reproduce, transmit, publish, display, distribute, commercially exploit or create derivative works of such material and content.
8.4 If you breach any of these Terms and Conditions, your permission to use this Website automatically terminates and you must immediately destroy any download or printed extracts from this Website.
9. CONTRIBUTIONS TO theflitwits.co.uk
By submitting your contribution to theflitwits.co.uk, you:
9.1. warrant that your contribution:
9.1.1. is your own original work and that you have the right to make it available to theflitwits.co.uk ( for all the purposes specified above;
9.1.2. is not defamatory; and
9.1.3. does not infringe any law; and
9.2. indemnify theflitwits.co.uk ( against all legal fees, damages and other expenses that may be incurred by theflitwits.co.uk as a result of your breach of the above warranty; and
9.3. waive any moral rights in your contribution for the purposes of its submission to and publication on theflitwits.co.uk and the purposes specified above.
10.1 You may send us notices under or in connection with these Terms and Conditions:
10.1.1 by e-mail to: info(Replace this parenthesis with the @ sign)theflitwits.co.uk
10.2 As proof of sending does not guarantee our receipt of your notice, you must ensure that you have received an acknowledgement from us, and that you retain the receipt.
11. LIMITATION OF LIABILITY
11.1 While we will use reasonable endeavours to verify the accuracy of any information we place on the website, we make no warranties, whether express or implied in relation to its accuracy.
11.2 The Website is provided on an “as is” and “as available” basis without any representation or endorsement. Unless specified in separate terms and conditions related to a particular product or service, we make no warranties of any kind, whether express or implied, in relation to the Website, or products or services offered on the Website whether by us or on our behalf (including free software downloads) including but not limited to, implied warranties of satisfactory quality, fitness for a particular purpose, non-infringement, compatibility, security, accuracy, condition or completeness, or any implied warranty arising from course of dealing or usage or trade.
11.3 Unless specified in separate terms and conditions related to a particular product or service, we make no warranty that the Website or products or services offered on the Website whether by us or on our behalf (including free software downloads) will meet your requirements or will be uninterrupted, timely, secure or error-free, that defects will be corrected, or that the Website or the server that makes it available or products or services offered on the Website whether by us or on our behalf (including free software downloads) are free of viruses or bugs or are fully functional, accurate, or reliable. We will not be responsible or liable to you for any loss of content or material as a result of uploading to or downloading from the Website.
11.4 Notwithstanding any other provision in the Terms and Conditions, nothing herein shall limit your rights as a consumer under English law.
11.5 You acknowledge that we cannot guarantee and therefore shall not be in any way responsible for the security or privacy of the Website and any information provided to or taken from the Website by you.
11.6 We will not be liable in contract, tort or otherwise if you incur loss or damage connecting to the Website through a third party’s hyper-text link.
11.7 We will not be liable, in contract, tort (including, without limitation, negligence), pre-contract or other representations (other than fraudulent misrepresentations) or otherwise out of or in connection with the Website or products or services offered on the Website whether by us or on our behalf (including free software downloads) for:
11.7.1 any economic losses (including without limitation loss of revenues, profits, contracts, business or anticipated savings); or
11.7.2 any loss of goodwill or reputation; or
11.7.3 any special or indirect or consequential losses; in any case whether or not such losses were within the contemplation of either of us at the date on which the event giving rise to the loss occurred.
11.8 Nothing in the Terms and Conditions shall exclude or limit our liability for death or personal injury resulting from our negligence or that of our servants, agents or employees.
If any part of the Terms and Conditions shall be deemed unlawful, void or for any reason unenforceable, then that provision shall be deemed to be severable from these Terms and Conditions and shall not affect the validity and enforceability of any of the remaining provisions of these Terms and Conditions.
13. Nothing shall be construed as a waiver by us of any preceding or succeeding breach of any provision of these Terms and Conditions.
14. ENTIRE AGREEMENTT
The Terms and Conditions will be exclusively governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of England and Wales whose Courts will have exclusive jurisdiction in any dispute, save that we have the right, at our sole discretion, to commence and pursue proceedings in alternative jurisdictions.