Access to and use of both within the UK and internationally is provided by the BBC (international users of the site may see some advertising on certain pages which is provided by the BBC’s commercial arm, BBC Worldwide Limited (“BBCW”)) on the following terms:
1. By using site you agree to be bound by these terms, which shall take effect immediately on your first use of site. If you do not agree to be bound by all of the following terms please do not access, use and/or contribute to site.
2. The BBC may change these terms from time to time and so you should check these terms regularly. Your continued use of site will be deemed acceptance of the updated or amended terms. If you do not agree to the changes, you should cease using this website. If there is any conflict between these terms and specific local terms appearing elsewhere on site(including house rules) then the latter shall prevail.
Use of site
3. You agree to use site only for lawful purposes, and in a way that does not infringe the rights of, restrict or inhibit anyone else’s use and enjoyment of site. Prohibited behaviour includes harassing or causing distress or inconvenience to any person, transmitting obscene or offensive content or disrupting the normal flow of dialogue within site.
4. All copyright, trade marks, design rights, patents and other intellectual property rights (registered and unregistered) in and on site and all content (including all applications) located on the site shall remain vested in the BBC or its licensors (which includes other users). You may not copy, reproduce, republish, disassemble, decompile, reverse engineer, download, post, broadcast, transmit, make available to the public, or otherwise use site content in any way except for your own personal, non-commercial use. You also agree not to adapt, alter or create a derivative work from any site content except for your own personal, non-commercial use. Any other use of site content requires the prior written permission of the BBC.
5. The names, images and logos identifying the BBC, BBCW or third parties and their products and services are subject to copyright, design rights and trade marks of the BBC, BBCW and/or third parties. Nothing contained in these terms shall be construed as conferring any licence or right to use any trade mark, design right or copyright of the BBC, BBCW or any other third party.
Contributions to the BBC
6. By sharing any contribution (including any text, photographs, graphics, video or audio) with the BBC you agree to grant to the BBC, free of charge, permission to use the material in any way it wants (including modifying and adapting it for operational and editorial reasons) for BBC services in any media worldwide (including on the BBC’s site accessed by international users). In certain circumstance the BBC may also share your contribution with trusted third parties*.
7. Copyright in your contribution will remain with you and this permission is not exclusive, so you can continue to use the material in any way including allowing others to use it.
8. In order that the BBC can use your contribution, you confirm that your contribution is your own original work, is not defamatory and does not infringe any UK laws, that you have the right to give the BBC permission to use it for the purposes specified above, and that you have the consent of anyone who is identifiable in your contribution or the consent of their parent / guardian if they are under 16.
10. Please do not endanger yourself or others, take any unnecessary risks or break any laws when creating content you may share with the BBC.
11. If you do not want to grant the BBC the permission set out above on these terms, please do not submit or share your contribution to or with site.
*In the case of news-related material please note that this may be shared with the BBC’s overseas partners; these are all reputable foreign news broadcasters who are prohibited from altering the material in any way or providing it to other UK broadcasters or to the print media.
12. If you have any questions about contributing content to the BBC, please see our FAQs.
British Broadcasting Corporation