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BLAG Terms and Conditions of Service

Important, please read this page very carefully in its entirety before using any BLAG services and visiting our websites, including www.BLAG.london, www.BLAG.shop, www.BLAGmagazine.com and www.WeAreBLAG.com. It sets out terms and conditions of our service which are a legally binding agreement between you and BLAG.

www.BLAG.london and www.BLAGmagazine.com (and accessible through www.BLAG.shop and www.WeAreBLAG.com) are on-demand content services for subscribers and members only. WeAreBLAG.com and www.BLAG.shop host entertainment content and e-commerce. BLAG also publishes print editions.

Please note our Terms and Conditions of Service are available in the English language only.

Along with these Terms and Conditions of Service, before using these sites and / or subscribing, and / or becoming a member please thoroughly read our Copyright Policy, Privacy Policy, Cookie Policy and Code of Conduct in order to familiarise yourself with BLAG. Thank you.

By continuing to use this and any BLAG site, you accept these Terms and Conditions of Service, you also accept the terms listed in the Privacy and Copyright Policies.

 

Effective 27th April 2018

 

 

Terms and Conditions of Service Index:

Introduction

Use of BLAG and Access

Age Restriction

Registration and Privacy

Subscription and Membership Services inc. Guest Access Passes

Subscription and Membership Renewals and Cancellations

Your Subscription Contract

Original and Supplied Content Appearing on BLAG

Third Party Services and Sites

Our Responsibilities to Subscribers, Members, Customers and Visitors

General

Content ownership

Corporate information

Changes to Terms and Conditions of Service

 

1. Introduction

Detailed in these Terms and Conditions of Service you will find out how you may access and use BLAG and the content / services we make available here.

We refer to our service as “BLAG”, we”, “us” or “our”.

 

These terms and conditions apply to your use of www.BLAG.london, www.BLAGmagazine.com, www.WeAreBLAG.com*, www.BLAG.shop and all BLAG content regardless of the device or delivery platform you use to access it.

By using www.BLAG.london and / or www.BLAGmagazine.com, and our “sister sites” www.WeAreBLAG.com and www.BLAG.shop you agree to these terms and conditions of service and our privacy and copyright policies. If you do not agree with these terms and conditions in their entirety, please do not use our websites, newsletter services or sign up for BLAG and you should cancel any subscription or membership you have with us, in accordance with your cancellation rights (detailed below). Please only contact us here with questions that aren’t answered on this page or our FAQs page.

 

For further details on how to use BLAG and become a subscriber or member, please see our Subscription information pages. Upon signing in you will have access to all subscriber stories and relevant pages on BLAGmagazine.com

 

Subscribers and Members

By using BLAG, accessing www.BLAG.london and / or www.BLAGmagazine.com and our sister sites listed above, you are agreeing to these terms and conditions of service, along with our copyright and privacy policies in their entirety. If you do not agree with these terms and policies in full, please refrain from using all BLAG sites and services.

 

We reserve the right to amend, change or update these terms and conditions and policies from time to time for legal or regulatory reasons, or to reflect changes in our services or business practises.

We will provide notices of updates in section 14 below and subscribers and members will receive notification of updates via email and updates will be effective immediately upon publication.

 

2. Use of BLAG and Access

In order for us to continue to create premium content, our users are required to comply with this section.

Please thoroughly read our Copyright Policy which explains how you are allowed to use BLAG content, it also lists the types of use we don’t permit without written agreement from the BLAG owners. By accepting these Terms and Conditions of Service, you also agree to adhere to our Copyright Policy.

If you or someone you know has or is using BLAG Content without appropriate permissions, you may approach us in order to resolve and legitimise that usage. Please email us via this form with details, set out on our Copyright Policy Page.

 

The amount and type of BLAG Content that you can view is dependent upon the type of user you are and the subscription or membership that you have.

 

3. Age Restriction

 

You must be aged 18 or over to use BLAG and BLAG services.

 

4. Registration and Privacy

 

We take privacy very seriously. All and any information we receive from your use of BLAG will be used in accordance with our Privacy Policy. Please thoroughly read it so you are aware of how we may use your data.

 

When you register with BLAG you must supply us with accurate and complete information in order to be a subscriber or member. You must keep your information up-to-date with us, so we can contact you regarding your subscription, membership or purchase as we can only rely on the information you supply us with.

 

Each registration is for single-use only. Please use your full name and the provided memorable and private password for your “Account” / if you are creating an Account via www.WeAreBLAG.com, please select a private and memorable password. The email address that you provide us with must correspond with the registration name and not be a shared or generic email address or account.

 

Please note your Account should not be shared and you should not allow anyone else access to it. We do not allow multiple use of one Account. Without further obligation to you, we may cancel or suspend your access to BLAG if you share your Account.

 

You are not permitted to create multiple registrations on each site, this is because you are solely responsible for your use of your BLAG subscription(s) or membership(s) or account(s) and for preventing unauthorised use of your Account.

 

If you believe there has been misuse of your Account or security breach such as the disclosure, theft or unauthorised use of your Account, log in information or any payment information, you must notify us immediately at via this form.

 

Should you require login reminder information, if you lose or forget your information, please request a password reset. We advise that you change your password regularly.

 

If you provide us with an email address that may result in our messages being sent via a network or device owned or operated by a third party, for example your educational institute or employer, then you must promise that you are entitled to receive our messages there and that they are secure and confidential. You also agree that BLAG may stop sending you messages without notification.

 

Members and subscribers of BLAG are reminded that should they choose to use to save login information on personal devices, this will allow automatic access as it remembers your information.

 

5. Subscription and Membership Services inc. Guest Access Passes

We offer subscription and membership services on BLAG and politely ask that you read this page, along with our Privacy Policy, Copyright Policy and FAQ pages thoroughly before purchasing subscription(s) or accepting membership invitation(s).

 

Subscription and Membership Types

Access to premium BLAG content is strictly for yearly, twice yearly, monthly and guest access pass subscribers and members only and all content including but not limited to photography, text, audio, video, logos and design remains the strict property of BLAG. Any content contributed by third parties is credited to the copyright holder and used by kind permission. Please read our Copyright Policy for details.

Non-subscribers and non-members can access our Biography page to learn more about us.

To decipher the correct subscription or membership, please find details here for BLAGmagazine.com and BLAG.london

BLAG reserves the right to present, change, edit or vary the content, amount of content and types of service that we make available in each subscriber or membership category.

We will update existing BLAG subscribers and members should there be any significant changes to the amount of content available to you.

 

BLAG will process your subscription(s) or membership(s) as quickly as possible. However, we don’t guarantee a specific timeframe for this process. By submitting your name, email, contact billing information and payment you are making an offer to us to buy a subscription or membership to BLAG.london and / or BLAGmagazine.com. We will verify the contact and payment information you submit to us in order to accept your offer. At this point, we will then provide you with access to your subscription or membership. BLAG reserves the right to reject any offer at its discretion for any or no reason.

 

Payment

When you purchase a subscription or product from BLAG, you must provide us with complete and accurate payment information.

By submitting payment details, you promise that you are entitled to purchase a subscription using the payment details you provide us with.

If we don’t receive payment authorisation or any authorisation is subsequently cancelled, we may immediately suspend or terminate your access to BLAG.

In suspicious circumstances we may need to contact the payment provider or issuing bank and / or law enforcement authorities or appropriate third parties.

If you are entitled to a refund under these terms, we will credit the card or payment method you used to make your payment. If your payment method has expired, we will contact you.

 

Subscription Fees

All subscription types and prices are made clear on the subscription and membership sign up pages and are priced at GBP Sterling. Details can be found here for: BLAGmagazine.com and BLAG.london

You agree to pay the rate we have stated on our site at the time of your purchase. Please note we do not offer discounts or complimentary subscriptions. We will list subscription fee increases on our subscription pages at for BLAGmagazine.com and BLAG.london and members will be informed via email.

 

Guest subscriptions

You are welcome to try out our BLAGmagazine service for one month for a one-off fee, at the end of this period you will no longer have access to BLAG premium content and are welcome to choose a new subscription to your liking.

 

Membership fees

Invited members are politely requested to make a private contribution at their discretion and are granted access for a specific timeframe decided upon by the Directors of BLAG and listed on the invitation.

Please note membership to www.BLAG.london and / or www.BLAGmagazine.com is by invitation of the Directors only.

 

Taxes and other fees

Subscription and membership fees include applicable value added tax (VAT). Any applicable tax is listed on your receipt or invoice, which you will receive upon receipt of your payment.

 

Please note when paying from another currency other than GBP Sterling £, your bank may charge an international transaction fee as well as convert currency at their own going rates, you are responsible for these charges and they are not included in your subscription or membership fee. You are also responsible for the payment of any data required to use our services such as WiFi and mobile.

 

Pricing errors

If we incorrectly state a price to you online, in any marketing materials or otherwise, we aren’t obliged to provide a subscription or membership to you at the error price, even if we mistakenly accept your offer at that price. We reserve the right to contact you with regards to the pricing error in good faith. If we do, you may cancel your subscription without any obligation to us and we will refund any money you have paid to us in full, alternatively you are welcome to pay the correct price for your subscription or membership. If we don’t hear from you, we will refund you in full for the error.

 

Product Delivery

If you order any physical products from BLAG including made-to-order clothing or archival print editions, please see www.WeAreBLAG.com or www.BLAG.Shop FAQ pages for details which includes our returns policy.

 

6. Subscription and Membership Renewals and Cancellations

 

Renewals

If you chose to pay monthly, your subscription will continue until you tell us that you no longer wish to receive it, in which case you will stop paying the monthly fees. We will notify you at least 7 working days in advance of any changes to the price in your subscription that will apply upon your next monthly renewal. Please see the “How to cancel my subscription” section below for details should you require it. If you chose to pay half yearly or yearly, at least 7 working days before each renewal you will be sent a reminder notice stating the rate that will apply for the renewal period. Unless you notify us before the end of your half yearly or yearly subscription period that you no longer wish to receive it, your half yearly subscription will renew for another six months, your yearly subscription will renew for another year. We will charge the subscription using the same card or other payment method that you previously used.

 

Initial cancellation period

By placing your order you agree that we may start your subscription immediately upon our accepting of your order. This means that you are not entitled to a refund if you change your mind after we have provided you with access to your subscription and our services.

 

Subsequent cancellation of your subscription

Except as set out in the previous section, you do not have any right to cancel your subscription or any part of it until the end of your then current subscription period. Although you may notify us of your intention to cancel at any time, such notice will only take effect at the end of your then current subscription period and you will not receive a refund (except in the limited circumstances set out in these terms).

 

How to cancel my subscription

You may notify us of your wish to cancel your subscription by contacting our Customer Services team via the designated cancellation form in your account. Your account will be accessible set out for the duration of payments paid.

 

Payment failure

If your payment fails, we will contact you to determine if you would like to make an alternative payment or cancel your subscription.

 

Our right to making cancellations

We reserve the right to suspend or terminate your subscription if you breach these terms and conditions, with or without notice and without further obligation to you. We may also suspend or terminate your subscription if we are prevented from providing services to you by circumstances beyond our control. If we terminate your subscription for any reason and/or permanently cease publishing BLAG or cease to provide subscription services then, unless there are exceptional circumstances, we will provide you with a pro rata refund to your credit card or payment method. This means that we will refund you with any amounts that you have paid us in advance that relate to any remaining and unexpired period of your subscription.

 

Cancellation of your mailing list registration

When you subscribe or become a member, you will be asked if you would like to receive our newsletters or you may decide to opt-in to receive newsletters to learn more about BLAG. These are prepared to keep you up-to-date about forthcoming content coming available on BLAG and any other BLAG news we believe will be of interest. BLAG reserves the right to suspend or terminate your registration at any time, with or without notice and without further obligation to you. If you would like to cancel your mailing list registration then please unsubscribe via any email you have received from us. Please note you will no longer be updated about content if you unsubscribe. You will be required to register again, should you wish to receive newsletters again. If subscribed or a member, you can do so in your My BLAG Account.

 

7. Your Subscription Contract

When you buy a BLAG subscription or membership you will be contracting with BLAG UK Limited.

These Terms and Conditions of Service apply for the benefit of any or all subscribers, members and customers.

 

8. Original and Supplied Content Appearing on BLAG:

BLAG creates and produces original, premium content for our digital and print publishing and marketing materials and any third-party content appearing on any BLAG site or within BLAG printed editions to visually explain any written, filmed or audio stories has been submitted by the subject and / or copyright holder with permission for use purely on and / or in BLAG with credits. Please see our Copyright Policy for details.

 

Submissions

For the avoidance of doubt, BLAG doesn’t accept and cannot be held responsible for any unsolicited submissions of writing, art, photography, video, audio or content, whether provided physically or electronically from artists. All unsolicited submissions will, at BLAG’s sole discretion, be discarded and will not be returned to you.

 

Please note our content may appear differently depending on the device, browser and screen settings you are using.

 

9. Third Party Services and Sites

We do not provide links to third party websites from www.BLAG.london, third party services are sometimes mentioned within our features. We do use some reputable third party companies to provide marketing, technical and security services.

We do not carry advertising.

Some third party links are contained on www.BLAGmagazine.com and www.WeAreBLAG.com and we advise you read Terms and Conditions of these sites for your understanding of how they may use your activity.

Please see our Privacy Policy for further information.

 

10. Our Responsibilities to Subscribers, Members, Customers and Visitors

 

Summary of what this section means

We accept no financial responsibility to you arising from your use of BLAG websites, services or BLAG content.

If you are a subscriber or customer, we limit our financial responsibility to you arising from your use of any BLAG website or BLAG content to the price you paid for your subscription, service or product.

In no circumstances do we accept responsibility for your use of Third Party Sites or in respect of any Third Party Products. By Third Party Sites we mean websites, online or mobile services provided by third parties, including websites that may be discussed or mentioned in any of our content. By Third Party Products we mean products or services mentioned and / or provided by third parties.

Although this means that we accept very little in the way of financial responsibility for your use of BLAG and BLAG Content, we believe this is on the fair basis that you can view certain content and services free-of-charge and the cost of a subscription is relatively inexpensive. It is not commercially possible for us to accept more responsibility for your use of BLAG than that set out in this Section (10) taking into account that we permit you to use BLAG for a relatively inexpensive cost and aspects for none at all.

 

Limitations of BLAG Content

The BLAG Content (including any information we publish regarding Third Party Companies, Locations, Services or Products) is purely for your general information and entertainment purposes and is not intended to address any of your particular requirements. In particular, BLAG and any other content provided by third parties and distributed by BLAG, does not constitute any form of advice, recommendation, representation, endorsement or arrangement by BLAG.

The views and quotations expressed in BLAG in print and online are those of the respective contributors and featured artists and are not necessarily shared by the Directors and associates of BLAG. Our business association with featured artists is limited to that presented in or on BLAG and we don’t represent any artists or their own business, we don’t necessarily endorse opinions expressed outside our collaborations or how an artist chooses to verbalise, present themselves or who or what they endorse or associate with outside of this collaboration. Please contact their official representatives directly with any business enquiries.

 

Any agreements, transactions or other arrangements made between you and any third party named on BLAG is at your own responsibility and entered into at your own risk. Any information that you receive via BLAG, may have stopped being current by the time it reaches you.

 

Please see our Privacy Policy for information regarding third party entertainment and social media platform services.

 

Our promise

We promise to develop and operate BLAG with reasonable skill and care and will use reasonable efforts to promptly remedy any faults of which we are aware.

 

What we do not promise

BLAG does not provide any other promises or warranties about BLAG, BLAG websites (www.BLAG.london, www.BLAG.shop, www.BLAGmagazine.com, www.WeAreBLAG.com) and BLAG Content or products. BLAG, BLAG services, content and products are provided on an “as is” and “as available” basis. This means that we do not make any promises in respect of BLAG websites or the services and functions available on or through BLAG websites or of the quality, completeness or accuracy of the information published other than as expressly stated above.

The above disclaimers apply equally to your use of the BLAG websites, all BLAG Content, services and when purchasing products. Without limiting the above, we are not liable for matters beyond our reasonable control. We do not control third party communications networks (including your internet service provider), the internet, acts of god or the acts of third parties.

 

Our financial responsibility to you

You agree that if we are in breach of these terms and conditions, we will only be responsible to you for any damages that you incur arising out of your use of BLAG subscription or purchases (to the extent that BLAG’s liability is not otherwise excluded by this section 10) as follows:

a) If you incur any loss as a result of using BLAG websites, products or services outside the scope of these terms and conditions, BLAG accepts no responsibility (liability) to you for this.

b) You will be responsible for all claims, liabilities, damages, cost and expenses suffered or incurred as a result of your breach of these terms and conditions.

c) BLAG will only be responsible for loss or damage you suffer which is the reasonably foreseeable result of BLAG’s breach of a legal duty of care owed to you, but in no event shall the liability of BLAG or its affiliates exceed the amount, if any, paid by you to BLAG for the particular subscription / product to which the claim relates.

d) BLAG will not be responsible to you for any loss or damage suffered by your business, such as lost data, lost profits or any business interruption.

The limitations of liability in this section 10 apply for the benefit of BLAG, its affiliates and all of their respective officers, directors, employees, agents or any company who we transfer our rights and obligations to in accordance with these terms and conditions.

To the full extent permitted by law you acknowledge and agree that our third party content and data suppliers have no liability whatsoever to you in respect of any of their data supplied to you as part of the BLAG content.

 

General

In the event that any term of these terms and conditions is held to be invalid or unenforceable, the remainder of the terms and conditions shall remain valid and enforceable. These terms and conditions are governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of England and Wales and will be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of England and Wales. Nevertheless, we may apply to any court of competent jurisdiction to protect our intellectual property.

 

You may not license or transfer any of your rights under these terms and conditions. We may transfer any of our rights or obligations under these terms and conditions to any company BLAG may join forces with, if we do so we will ensure that any company to whom we transfer our rights or obligations will continue to honour your rights under them.

Failure by either party to exercise any right or remedy under these terms and conditions does not constitute a waiver of that right or remedy. Headings in these terms and conditions are for convenience only and will have no legal meaning or effect.

 

Force Majeure

If in the event of war, riots, fire, flood, hurricane, typhoon, earthquake, lightning, explosion, strikes, lockouts, slowdowns, prolonged shortage of energy supplies, internet connections, and acts of state or governmental action or circumstances beyond our reasonable control that make it inadvisable, commercially impracticable, illegal or impossible, we may be required to suspend or terminate our service and obligations.

 

Prohibited Use

In addition to other prohibitions as set forth in the Terms and Conditions of Service, you are prohibited from using the sites or their content and all associated content created or presented by BLAG such as BLAG email marketing: (a) for any unlawful purpose; (b) to solicit others to perform or participate in any unlawful acts; (c) to violate any international, federal, provincial or state regulations, rules, laws, or local ordinances; (d) to infringe upon or violate our intellectual property rights or the intellectual property rights of others; (e) to harass, abuse, insult, harm, defame, slander, disparage, intimidate, or discriminate based on gender, sexual orientation, religion, ethnicity, race, age, national origin, or disability; (f) to submit false or misleading information; (g) to upload or transmit viruses or any other type of malicious code that will or may be used in any way that will affect the functionality or operation of the Service(s) or of any related website, other websites, or the Internet; (h) to collect or track the personal information of others; (i) to spam, phish, pharm, pretext, spider, crawl, or scrape; (j) for any obscene or immoral purpose; or (k) to interfere with or circumvent the security features of the Service or any related website, other websites, or the Internet. We reserve the right to terminate your use of the Service or any related website for violating any of the prohibited uses and reserve the right to inform law enforcement officials when and if required.

 

These terms and conditions constitute the entire agreement between you and BLAG relating to your use of BLAG websites and other online BLAG products and services, BLAG magazine and our Content. They supersede all previous communications, representations and arrangements, either written or oral.

 

By purchasing BLAG print editions, you agree to thoroughly adhere to our Copyright Policy.

 

www.BLAG.london, www.BLAGmagazine.com and our sister sites are optimised for use on Apple devices, we cannot guarantee performance on other devices.

BLAG websites are best viewed with one of our supported browsers. Our current recommended, supported browsers are Brave, Chrome and Safari.

 

Security

To protect your personal information, we take reasonable precautions and follow industry best practices to make sure it is not inappropriately lost, misused, accessed, disclosed, altered or destroyed.

Payment: If you provide us with your credit card information, the information is encrypted using secure socket layer technology (SSL) and stored with a AES-256 encryption.  Although no method of transmission over the Internet or electronic storage is 100% secure, we follow all PCI-DSS requirements and implement additional generally accepted industry standards. Please see our Privacy Policy for additional details.

Passwords: Your passwords are always encrypted, cannot be retrieved and stored securely by our service providers.

Further security: our service providers have a multitude of security mechanisms in place to guard data, such as AAA (Authentication, Authorization and Access Control), attack detection and annihilation mechanisms, encryption of sensitive data, firewalls and anti-virus.

 

12. Content ownership

All BLAG Content including but not limited to logos, writing, text, photography, audio, video, design, marketing materials, www.BLAG.London and www.BLAGmagazine.com site design and any selection or arrangement of BLAG Content all belongs to Sally A. Edwards, Sarah J. Edwards and / or BLAG UK Limited unless credited otherwise.

All third party contributed imagery is credited to the copyright holder, who own all intellectual property rights and have kindly granted permissions for us to display and use their work purely for publicity purposes within BLAG and in accordance with copyright laws. See our Copyright Policy.

No intellectual property rights in any BLAG Content (as detailed prior but not limited to the above) plus logos or designs are transferred to you. ”BLAG” is a registered trade mark and you may not use it without written permission from us. You are permitted to use BLAG Content only as set out in our Copyright Policy.

 

 

13. Company Information

BLAG UK Limited is the owner and publisher of BLAG magazine, www.BLAG.london, www.BLAGmagazine.com, www.WeAreBLAG.com and www.BLAG.shop

BLAG is solely owned and operated by Sally A. Edwards and Sarah J. Edwards.

© BLAG UK Ltd 2018. Company number - 04919078. UK VAT number - 854 1221 50

Registered in England and Wales

BLAG is on the Data Protection Registration ZA339980

 

14. Updates to Terms and Conditions

Created 27th April 2018, updated on 10th May to include BLAGmagazine.com subscription services as well as BLAG.london, updated 31st May to include BLAG.shop information as the site is now live.

 

If you need any help or have any questions, please feel free to contact us at the relevant email address set out in these Terms and Conditions of Service.

 

*additional Terms of Service also apply when purchasing physical products from www.BLAGmagazine.com or / and www.BLAG.shop these are sold using our e-commerce provider Shopify’s technology. Please read Terms and Policies linked at checkout. You may also read our FAQ’s at the shop on www.BLAGmagazine.com

 

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