Terms & Conditions
This sets out the Terms & Conditions of The Fleet News. By using The Fleet News, you acknowledge that you have read, understood, and agreed to these terms and conditions.
The date of these Terms & Conditions is 11 October 2023. There are no previous versions.
Acceptance of Terms & Conditions
Changes to Terms & Conditions
Social Media Content & Intellectual Property
Governing Law & Jurisdiction
User Conduct – Website & Social Media
User Created Content
Privacy & Cookies Policy
Disclaimer of Warranties
Limitation of Liability
This sets out the Terms & Conditions of The Fleet News (collectively referred to as “we”, “us” or “our” in this policy).
By using The Fleet News, you acknowledge that you have read, understood, and agreed to these terms and conditions, which includes our Privacy & Cookies Policy.
The Fleet News is a free local newsletter published in print and online covering the Bloomsbury and Kings Cross areas of London, England. It is a publication and a brand name owned by Fleet News South East Limited, a private company limited by guarantee registered in England & Wales No. 14714572.
We publish community-led journalism, useful local information, features and articles, reviews and opinion pieces on subjects that are of interest to people resident, working, visiting or running businesses in the Bloomsbury and Kings Cross areas of London.
We invite you to:
Keep informed with our e-Newsletters
Contact us about being a contributor of articles, images or other content
Take part in our feedback and market research surveys
with the assurance that we’re committed to providing you with content and information whilst protecting your personal data and respecting your privacy.
We reserve the right to:
Modify or withdraw, temporarily or permanently, our website (or any part of it) 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 our website.
Monitor any activity and content associated with our website. We may investigate any reported violation of these Terms & Conditions or complaints relating to our website or content and take any action that we deem appropriate.
At our discretion, terminate or suspend your access to the website for violations of these Terms & Conditions or for any other reason.
We will use our reasonable endeavours to maintain and update our website.
The site and content will change according to our publishing schedules. You will not be eligible for any compensation because you cannot use any part of our website due to but not limited to a change, failure, suspension or withdrawal of all or part of our website or content for any reason.
We may provide links to other websites or resources.
We do not endorse, control, or have responsibility for the content or practices of any third-party websites.
You acknowledge and agree that we are not responsible for the availability or accuracy 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 websites, media, apps or resources.
2. Acceptance of Terms & Conditions
By accessing or using The Fleet News, you agree to and agree to comply with and be bound by the following Terms & Conditions, Privacy & Cookies Policy, and any additional guidelines, rules, or terms posted on our website. If you do not agree with these terms, please do not use our website.
3. Changes to Terms
The Fleet News reserves the right to modify or revise these terms at any time.
We encourage you to review these regularly for any changes. The date at the top of the page will change to reflect updates.
Your continued use of the website or any part of it after any changes indicates your acceptance of these and any modified terms and conditions. If you do not agree to any change to the Terms & Conditions, then you must stop using our website or services.
4. Intellectual Property
The Fleet News brand name and visual identity is the sole property and copyright of Fleet News South East Limited.
All logos and marks, graphics, patterns, backgrounds and such like material that identify or are part of our brand of The Fleet News are copyright and trademarks owned by Fleet News South East Limited.
You may not copy or use our brand or any photographs, illustrations or videos or any other artwork, graphic, logo or mark, patterns or backgrounds that identify The Fleet News without our permission in writing in advance. Any approved licences for the use of such will be governed by the laws of England.
All content published or used by The Fleet News online and in print, including but not limited to text, images, videos, and logos, is the property of The Fleet News or its licensors and is protected by copyright, trademark, and other intellectual property laws.
All text on our website, social media and any subdomains we may set up is copyright of and owned by The Fleet News except where it is specifically stated that it was previously published elsewhere and/or the copyright is acknowledged to another party.
All photographs, illustrations, and videos on our website are subject to strict copyright. They may not be used, copied, shared, downloaded, reproduced, published, displayed elsewhere, transmitted, distributed, broadcast, sold under licence or commercially exploited or created derivative works of such material without the original copyright owner’s written permission in advance of any use.
Some photographs, illustrations and videos are copyright of and owned by their creators or their agents or management, used by permission given to us under strict contractual agreement for use on our website or in social media or e-Newsletters such as for marketing or promotional purposes.
Some photographs, illustrations and videos are copyright of and owned by freelance or commissioned photographers or videographers who have given permission for their work to be published on our website or social media channels. The copyright remains with those photographers, illustrators and videographers.
Users or readers of The Fleet News website, social media or any of our services may not reproduce, distribute, or create derivative works from the content on our site or publication or social media without the express written consent of The Fleet News or the copyright holder.
Users or readers of our website, social media or any of our services who submit their content to us grant The Fleet News a non-exclusive, worldwide, royalty-free license to use, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, translate, create derivative works, distribute, and display the content.
5. Social Media Content & Intellectual Property
If you submit photographs, illustrations, videos, written articles, animated GIFs or any such material to our social media accounts, the copyright of such will remain the property of the creator or originator or other copyright owner, which you should clearly state if that person is not you.
However by uploading any of these, the owner of the copyright irrevocably grants to The Fleet News the right to publish or use such material, whether on our website or by any other form of publication in any other media or arrange publication through third parties in any form of publication in any media, and expressly agrees that The Fleet News may use the material without further approval from or payment to the copyright owner.
6. Governing Law & Jurisdiction
These Terms & Conditions will be exclusively governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of England 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.
Our website is controlled by us in England. We make no representations that our website is appropriate or available for use in other countries or languages.
7. User Conduct – Website & Social Media
You agree not to use the website or our social media for any unlawful or prohibited purpose which includes, but is not limited to, harassment, unauthorised access, and the transmission of harmful or offensive content.
You agree not to submit false or misleading information, impersonate others, or engage in any fraudulent, abusive, or deceptive behaviour, including but not limited to that which is defamatory, offensive or of an obscene or menacing character, or that may cause annoyance, inconvenience or needless anxiety.
You agree not to disrupt our website or social media functionality, services or content, including attempting to gain unauthorized access to any part of our website or social media or servers, or transmit harmful or offensive content, code, or viruses, macro viruses, trojan horses, worms, robots, logic bombs or anything else designed to interfere with, interrupt or disrupt the normal operating procedures of a computer or mobile device.
You agree not to take any action that imposes or may impose (in our sole discretion) an unreasonable or disproportionately large load on our online or digital infrastructure.
You agree not to use our website, social media or any of our services in a manner which may cause interruption, damage, reduced efficiency or the effectiveness or functionality of our website, social media or services are in any way impaired or 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).
8. User Created Content
Any content created and submitted by users or readers of The Fleets News website, publication, social media or our services, is the sole responsibility of the user or reader who submits the content.
We reserve the right to review, edit, or remove any content that we deem inappropriate for any reason or that violates these terms and conditions.
We are not liable for any direct, indirect, special, or consequential damages resulting from any use of user or reader submitted content.
Users or readers of our website, social media or any of our services who submit content grant The Fleet News a non-exclusive, worldwide, royalty-free license to use, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, translate, create derivative works, distribute, and display the content.
10. Disclaimer of Warranties
We provide The Fleet News on an "as is" and "as available" basis, without any representation or endorsement.
We do not endorse or warrant any product or service advertised on our website.
Whilst we use reasonable endeavours to verify the accuracy of any information we place on our website or in print, we make no warranties or guarantees, whether express or implied in relation to its accuracy, timeliness, or completeness of the content.
Unless specified in separate terms and conditions relating to a particular product or service, we make no warranties of any kind, whether express or implied, in relation to our website, or products or services offered or advertising on our website whether by us or on our behalf.
Notwithstanding any other provision in the Terms & Conditions, nothing shall limit your rights as a consumer under English law.
11. Limitation of Liability
You acknowledge that we cannot guarantee and therefore shall not be in any way responsible for the security or privacy of our website and any information provided to or taken from our website by you.
We will not be liable in contract, tort (including, without limitation, negligence) or otherwise for:
Any economic losses including without limitation loss of revenues, profits, contracts, business or anticipated savings; or
Any loss of goodwill or reputation; or
Any special, direct or indirect, incidental, consequential, or punitive losses or damages arising from the use or inability to use The Fleet News, howsoever arising, even if we have been advised of the possibility of such damages.
Users agree to indemnify and hold The Fleet News and its owner, Fleet News South East Limited, harmless from any claims, damages, or expenses arising out of their use of The Fleet News or violation of these terms.