Access to and use of this website ('comedy.co.uk') is provided by the British Comedy Guide and Digital Mark Ltd subject to the following terms:
By using this website you agree to be legally bound by these terms, which shall take effect immediately on your first use. If you do not agree to be legally bound by all the following terms please do not access and/or use comedy.co.uk nor any of the website's sub-domains and associated domains.
The British Comedy Guide may change these terms at any time by posting changes online. Your continued use of comedy.co.uk after changes are posted means you agree to be legally bound by the updated and/or amended terms.
You may not copy, reproduce, republish, download, post, broadcast, transmit, make available to the public, or otherwise use comedy.co.uk content in any way without permission from the British Comedy Guide Editor. You also agree not to adapt, alter or create a derivative work from any comedy.co.uk content except for your own personal, non-commercial use.
You agree to use comedy.co.uk 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 comedy.co.uk. Prohibited behaviour includes harassing or causing distress or inconvenience to any person, transmitting obscene or offensive content, or disrupting the normal flow of dialogue on the website.
Comedy.co.uk content, including the information, names, images, pictures, logos and icons regarding or relating to The British Comedy Guide is provided "AS IS" and on an "IS AVAILABLE" basis without any representations or any kind of warranty made (whether express or implied by law) to the extent permitted by law, including the implied warranties of satisfactory quality, fitness for a particular purpose, non-infringement, compatibility, security and accuracy.
Under no circumstances will The British Comedy Guide be liable for any of the following losses or damage (whether such losses where 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 comedy.co.uk regardless of the form of action.
The British Comedy Guide does not warrant that functions contained in comedy.co.uk content will be uninterrupted or error free, that defects will be corrected, or that comedy.co.uk or the server that makes it available are free of viruses or bugs.
The names, images and logos identifying the British Comedy Guide and the third parties and their products/services are subject to copyright, design rights and trade marks and may not be used without permission of the relevant owners.
The following rules relating to comedy.co.uk user accounts must be adhered to:
The registering of multiple accounts is not permitted. Each individual may only have one account.
Offensive or inappropriate nicknames are not permitted.
The email address you use to sign in with must belong to you. If you have more than one email address we request you choose an address that you check frequently.
All personal details you enter into the system must be accurate. Your real name is not Michael McIntyre! You may however use a nickname (note rule 2 above), however you may not choose a nickname that may portray yourself as someone you are not - for example, a stand-up comedian, an actor, musician, writer, or another member of comedy.co.uk
It is the responsibility of account holders to keep their records correct and up-to-date. If any of your personal details or your email address changes please update your account via the online interface (or send us an email).
Accounts setup for the primary reason of hoping to get a search engine ranking boost (SEO boost) from the link(s) posted is strictly forbidden. We have systems in place to swiftly identify and delete such links and ban such accounts.
Further to section 1, by submitting your contribution you warrant that your contribution:
To help keep the British Comedy Guide's message board the friendly and usable place it is, please be aware we may opt to enforce the below rules with zero-tolerance. The violation of these rules could result in the offending user(s) being banned from the website. Any and all restrictions and other judgments are made at the discretion of the message board moderators and administrators.
The word of a moderator, when acting in his or her capacity as a staff member, is to be considered 'gospel' and cannot be disputed with the moderator privately or publicly, or with the community as a whole. Should the decision of the moderator be considered particularly unjust, the user should contact the Chief Editor, whose decision will be final.
Be aware moderators or administrators may edit, remove, or otherwise modify any data on the message board without warning. This includes, but is not restricted to, threads, individual posts, user profiles, and entire user accounts.
Members under 16 years of age are encouraged NOT to use our message board. If they do do so, they should be supervised by a responsible adult.
A user who is banned from The British Comedy Guide is not permitted to return under any circumstances. Attempts to rejoin the site despite after banned will be considered harassment, and will be reported as such to the user's Internet Service Provider with recommendation of account termination; and if necessary, to local law enforcement agencies.
Users should refrain from accessing the site through proxy servers, or by other means which mask or falsify their true identity, including but not limited to, IP addresses. Users accessing the site through such means will be considered to be (potential) trolls, troublemakers, and/or otherwise unwanted and unsavoury persons.
You should be aware that anything you post will potentially be found by Google, and associated with your nickname. If your nickname is your real name do be careful in this regard about what you reveal.
The 'delete post' function is time-limited. After a while, to protect the integrity of the thread, you will not be able to delete your post. Even if you delete your account, your posts will remain on the message board to ensure context is maintained.
Unless said in legitimate context (for example, a programme or episode title), "txt spk" is strictly forbidden. This is a pet hate of the BCG's editors, and will be heavily enforced.
As far as is possible, correct English spelling and grammar should be used.
Members should refrain from SHOUTING UNNECESSARILY in their posts.
Posting simply to increase a user's post count is not permitted.
Signatures must not unduly affect other users. Please keep signatures to a reasonable length and size, and do not create a signature to draw excessive attention. Images in signatures are discouraged, and large images (both in terms of dimensions and file size) are forbidden.
Images in signatures may NOT be animated. Users are discouraged from using animated images in their avatars too, and those which flash, flicker, or are otherwise distracting are unacceptable.
Before creating a thread, users should make use of the forum search functionality in order to ensure that that particular topic does not already have its own dedicated thread.
Off-topic - that is, deviation from a thread's topic - material and discussion is forbidden in a number of forums. These forums can be identified by a warning/reminder message next to the text entry fields.
If a user has a complaint regarding another user's conduct, suspects them of holding multiple user accounts, or wishes to raise any other concern or point regarding another user, these should be conveyed to a moderator or the Editor privately (for example, by private message). Such matters aired publicly (i.e. in threads) will be considered trolling and dealt with accordingly.
Contributions must be civil and tasteful. Users may not post information relating to or otherwise post content in any form concerning the following:
Users may not advertise in posts, private messages, or other posted material without first obtaining permission from the administrators (contact us here). This includes referral/affiliate links, links to sites for which the poster will directly financially benefit, advertising for a free resource, sending an unsolicited private message offering a product or service, or otherwise posting simply for financial or membership benefits. Permission will often be given, provided the advert will be of interest to message board users (i.e. comedy related)... but you must ask first.
Users must post their questions or comments in one thread in one forum, not multiple threads in one forum or multiple threads in multiple forums. That is, users must not make "double posts" by which they post in multiple forums with the same message / question.
Unless he/she has a legitimate reason (the definition of "legitimate" is at the discretion of the moderators), users should not post within their own thread simply for the sake of making that thread appear at the top of the forum, commonly referred to as "bumping".
Please clearly label all spoilers (in this case, a spoiler is revealing detail about plot developments that have not been broadcast in the UK yet) so that users can avoid if they so wish.
If there is any conflict between these terms and specific terms appearing elsewhere on comedy.co.uk then the above shall prevail.
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, remain in full force and effect and continue to be binding and enforceable.
These terms shall be governed by and interpreted in accordance with the laws of England and Wales.
Apologies for this being such a dry and boring document!