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By using global-franchise.com you agree to be bound by these terms, which shall take effect immediately on your first use of global-franchise.com. If you do not agree to be bound by all of the following terms please do not access, use and/or contribute to global-franchise.com.
Artichoke Media Ltd may change these terms from time to time and so you should check these terms regularly. Your continued use of global-franchise.com 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 global-franchise.com (including house rules) then the latter shall prevail.
USE OF global-franchise.COM
You agree to use global-franchise.com 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 global-franchise.com. 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 global-franchise.com.
All copyright, trademarks, design rights, patents and other intellectual property rights (registered and unregistered) in and on global-franchise.com and all content (including all applications) located on the site shall remain vested in Artichoke Media Ltd 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 global-franchise.com 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 global-franchise.com content except for your own personal, non-commercial use. Any other use of global-franchise.com content requires the prior written permission of Artichoke Media Ltd.
The names, images and logos identifying Artichoke Media Ltd, or third parties and their products and services are subject to copyright, design rights and trademarks of Artichoke Media Ltd, and/or third parties. Nothing contained in these terms shall be construed as conferring any license or right to use any trademark, design right or copyright of Artichoke Media Ltd, or any other third party.
As a registered member you will occasionally receive e-mail updates about special offers, new services and other news. We hope you'll find these updates interesting and informative. But if you'd rather not receive them, let us know by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
CONTRIBUTIONS TO Artichoke Media Ltd
By sharing any contribution (including any text, photographs, graphics, video or audio) with Artichoke Media Ltd you agree to grant to Artichoke Media Ltd, free of charge, permission to use the material in any way it wants (including modifying and adapting it for operational and editorial reasons) for Artichoke Media Ltd services in any media worldwide (including on Artichoke Media Ltd's site accessed by international users).
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. In order that Artichoke Media Ltd 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 Artichoke Media Ltd 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.
Please do not endanger yourself or others, take any unnecessary risks or break any laws when creating content you may share with Artichoke Media Ltd.
If you do not want to grant Artichoke Media Ltd the permission set out above on these terms, please do not submit or share your contribution to or with global-franchise.com
About your posts:
Contributions must be civil and tasteful.
No disruptive, offensive or abusive behaviour: contributions must be constructive and polite, not mean-spirited or contributed with the intention of causing trouble.
No unlawful or objectionable content: unlawful, harassing, defamatory, abusive, threatening, harmful, obscene, profane, sexually oriented, racially offensive or otherwise objectionable material is not acceptable.
Be patient: users of all ages and abilities may be taking part in the relevant global-franchise.com community.
No spamming or off-topic material: we don't allow the submission of the same or very similar contributions many times. Please don't re-submit your contribution to more than one discussion, or contribute off-topic material in subject-specific areas.
No advertising or promoting.
No spoilers: material which contains plot developments which haven't been transmitted on UK television will be deleted unless submitted in a designated 'spoilers' area or marked as a 'spoiler'.
Contributions containing languages other than English may be removed unless allowed in the relevant local house rules.
No inappropriate (e.g. vulgar, offensive etc) user names.
URLs (web site addresses) can only be posted if allowed under any relevant local house rules.
Deliberate misuse of the complaints facility is not permitted. If you persist in doing this, action may be taken against your account.
Your Artichoke Media Ltd Account:
If you use multiple logins for the purpose of disrupting a community or annoying other users you may have action taken against all of your accounts.
All accounts must be registered with a valid personal email address that you access regularly so that moderation emails can be sent to you. Accounts registered with someone else's email address, or with temporary email addresses may be closed without notice. We may require users to re-validate their account if we believe they have been using an invalid email address.
Artichoke Media Ltd reserves the right to close accounts if any user is seen to be using proxy IPs (Internet Protocol addresses) in order to attempt to hide the use of multiple Artichoke Media Ltd accounts, or if an non UK user pretends to be a UK user, or disrupts any of our services in any way.
Safety: We advise that you never reveal any personal information about yourself or anyone else (for example: telephone number, postal address, home address or email address or any other details that would allow you to be personally identified) in any Artichoke Media Ltd community.
Legal requirements: You may not submit or share any defamatory or illegal material of any nature in global-franchise.com communities. This includes text, graphics, video, programs or audio. Contributing material to a global-franchise.com community with the intention of committing or promoting an illegal act is strictly prohibited. You agree to submit to or share with global-franchise.com communities only contributions which are your own original work. You must not violate, plagiarise, or infringe the rights of Artichoke Media Ltd or third parties including copyright, trade mark, trade secrets, privacy, publicity, personal or proprietary rights.
If you're under 16: Please get a parent's or guardian's permission before taking part in any global-franchise.com community.
Never reveal any personal information about yourself or anyone else (for example, school, telephone number, your full name, home address or email address).
If you breach these Community Rules:
f you fail to abide by these Community Rules (and/or any variations in relevant local house rules) when taking part in a global-franchise.com community, you will be sent an email which informs you why your contribution has been refused or edited. This email will also include a warning that continuing to break the rules may result in action being taken against your account or accounts.This action may include any content posted by you being checked before allowed to go on the site or a temporary or permanent suspension of your ability to participate in any or all of global-franchise.com community areas. If you submit or share offensive or inappropriate content to or with any global-franchise.com communities or anywhere else on global-franchise.com or otherwise engage in any disruptive behaviour on global-franchise.com, and Artichoke Media Ltd considers such behaviour to be serious and/or repeated, Artichoke Media Ltd may use whatever information that is available to it about you to stop any further such infringements. This may include informing relevant third parties such as your employer, school or email provider about the infringement(s).
DISCLAIMERS AND LIMITATION OF LIABILITY
The majority of content posted in global-franchise.com communities is created by members of the public. The views expressed are theirs and unless specifically stated are not those of Artichoke Media Ltd. Neither Artichoke Media Ltd are responsible for any content posted by members of the public on global-franchise.com or for the availability or content of any third party sites that are accessible through global-franchise.com. Any links to third party websites from global-franchise.com do not amount to any endorsement of that site by Artichoke Media Ltd and any use of that site by you is at your own risk.
Nothing in these terms limits or excludes Artichoke Media Ltd's liability for death or personal injury caused by its proven negligence. Subject to the previous sentence, Artichoke Media Ltd shall not be liable for any of the following losses or damage (whether such damage or losses were foreseen, foreseeable, known or otherwise): (a) loss of data; (b) loss of revenue or anticipated profits; (c) loss of business; (d) loss of opportunity; (e) loss of goodwill or injury to reputation; (f) losses suffered by third parties; or (g) any indirect, consequential, special or exemplary damages arising from the use of global-franchise.com regardless of the form of action.
If any of these terms are determined to be illegal, invalid or otherwise unenforceable by reason of the laws of any state or country in which these terms are intended to be effective, then to the extent and within the jurisdiction in which that term is illegal, invalid or unenforceable, it shall be severed and deleted from these terms and the remaining terms shall survive and continue to be binding and enforceable.
The failure or delay of Artichoke Media Ltd to exercise or enforce any right in these terms does not waive Artichoke Media Ltd's right to enforce that right.
These terms shall be governed by and interpreted in accordance with the laws of England and Wales which shall have exclusive jurisdiction over any disputes.