• 1. Introduction
    • 1.1. This website is owned and operated by The Illustrated London News Limited (“Illustrated London News”).
    • 1.2. These terms and conditions govern your use of this website (“Website”) produced by Illustrated London News, including participation in the Website’s chat and bulletin-board or forum facilities (“Discussion Areas”).
    • 1.3. Please read these terms and conditions carefully. Since the Website is designed to provide a forum for the robust and free-flowing exchange of information, opinions and comments, and an enjoyable and informative experience for all, Illustrated London News requires its users to abide by certain rules. Your use of the Website will constitute your agreement to comply with these terms and conditions.
    • 1.4. If you do not agree with these terms and conditions, please do not use the Website.
    • 1.5. These terms and conditions may be modified by Illustrated London News from time to time. Notice of revisions will be announced on this page. Continued use of the Website by you will constitute your acceptance of any changes or revisions to these terms and conditions, so it’s wise to check this page regularly.
    • 1.6. Your failure to follow the Website’s rules, whether set out in these terms and conditions or posted at other locations on the Website, may result in termination of your access to the Website, without notice, in addition to Illustrated London News’s other remedies.
  • 2. Use of the Website by You
    • 2.1. All material on the Website belongs to Illustrated London News or its licensors. You may retrieve and display content from the Website on a computer screen, print individual pages on paper (but not photocopy them) and store such pages in electronic form on disk (but not on any server or other storage device connected to a network) for your own personal, non-commercial use. You may not in any way make commercial or other unauthorised use, by publication, re-transmission, distribution, performance, caching or otherwise, of material obtained through the Website.
    • 2.2. You acknowledge that Sphere and Sphere online are trade marks and that you may not use them without written permission from Illustrated London News.
    • 2.3. You may not authorise others to use the Website, and you are responsible for all of your own use of the Website. You agree not to use any obscene, indecent or offensive language, or to place on the Website any material that is false, defamatory, abusive, harassing or hateful. Further, you may not place on the Website any material that is encrypted, constitutes junk mail or unauthorised advertising, invades anyone’s privacy, encourages conduct that would constitute a criminal offence or give rise to civil liability, or that otherwise violates any local, state, national or international law or regulation. You agree to use the Website only for lawful purposes and you acknowledge that your failure to do so may subject you to civil and criminal liability.
    • 2.4. Other than connecting to Illustrated London News’s servers by HTTP requests using a Web browser, you may not attempt to gain access to Illustrated London News’s servers by any means, including, without limitation, by using administrator passwords or by masquerading as an administrator while using the Website or otherwise.
    • 2.5. You are responsible for ensuring that any material you provide to the Website or post in a Discussion Area, including but not limited to text, photographs and sound, does not violate the copyright, trademark, trade secret or any other personal or proprietary rights of any third party.
    • 2.6. You agree not to disrupt, modify or interfere with the Website or its associated software, hardware and servers in any way, and you agree not to impede or interfere with others’ use of the Website. You further agree not to alter or tamper with any information or materials on, or associated with, the Website.
    • 2.7. You acknowledge that Illustrated London News has not reviewed and does not endorse the content of all sites linked to from this Website and is not responsible for the content or actions of any other sites linked to from this Website. Linking to any other service or site from this Website is at your sole risk.
  • 3. Links
    • 3.1. Any third party web site that links to this web site must not: – create a frame or any other browser or border environment around the content of this site; – imply that Illustrated London News is endorsing it or its products or services; – use any Illustrated London News trademark displayed on any Illustrated London News web site without permission from Illustrated London News ; – infringe any intellectual property or other right of any person; – be a web site that contains content that could be construed as distasteful, offensive or controversial.
    • 3.2. Illustrated London News expressly reserves the right to request that any link in breach of these terms be removed and to take whatever other action it deems appropriate.
  • 4. Use of Material Posted by You
    • 4.1. Postings to the Discussion Areas are not private. You grant Illustrated London News and its designees a perpetual royalty free non-exclusive licence to use, reproduce, modify, translate, transmit, distribute and sub-licence any information or material you supply or communicate to the Website via such postings, in any medium now in existence or hereafter developed, for any purpose, including commercial uses.
    • 4.2. All other information and material you supply or communicate to the Website is governed by the Privacy Policy, which is accessible at any time from the bottom of any page on the Website.
  • 5. Copyright Complaints
    • 5.1. Illustrated London News respects the intellectual property of others, and we ask our users to do the same. Illustrated London News may, in appropriate circumstances and at its discretion, terminate the access of users, subscribers and account holders who infringe the copyright rights of others.
    • 5.2. If you believe that your work has been copied and is accessible on any Illustrated London News web site in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, or that the web site contains links or other references to another online location that contains material or activity that infringes your copyright, please contact Illustrated London News.
  • 6. Comments by Users Are Not Endorsed by Illustrated London News
    • 6.1. Illustrated London News does not necessarily endorse, support, sanction, encourage, verify or agree with the comments, opinions or statements posted by users in Discussion Areas or elsewhere in the Website. Any information or material placed online by users, including advice and opinions, is the view and responsibility of those users and does not necessarily represent the view of Illustrated London News
  • 7. Competitions and Prizes
    • 7.1. From time to time Illustrated London News will run competitions, free prize draws and promotions on this website. These are subject to additional terms that will be made available at the time.
  • 8. Materials Provided by Others
    • 8.1. You agree that Illustrated London News is not responsible, and shall have no liability to you, with respect to any information or materials posted by others, including defamatory, offensive or illicit material
  • 9. Indemnification
    • 9.1. Illustrated London News reserves the right, but undertakes no duty, to review, edit, move or delete any material posted by users in the Discussion Areas or elsewhere on the Website, in its sole discretion and without notice.
  • 10. Editing and Deletions
    • 10.1. Illustrated London News reserves the right to post, from time to time, additional terms and conditions that apply to specific parts of the Website. Such additional terms and conditions will be posted in the relevant parts of the Website, and will be clearly identified. Your use of the Website constitutes your agreement to comply with these additional terms and conditions.
  • 11. Additional Rules
    • 11.1. You acknowledge that you are using the service at your own risk. The service is provided “as is,” and to the extent permitted by applicable law, Illustrated London News and its affiliates hereby expressly disclaim any and all warranties, express and implied, including but not limited to any warranties of accuracy, reliability, title, merchantability, non-infringement, fitness for a particular purpose or any other warranty, condition, guarantee or representation, whether oral, in writing or in electronic form, including but not limited to the accuracy or completeness of any information contained therein or provided by the service.
    • 11.2. Illustrated London News and its affiliates do not represent or warrant that access to the service will be uninterrupted or that there will be no failures, errors or omissions or loss of transmitted information, or that no viruses will be transmitted on the service.
    • 11.3. Save for the provisions of the following clause Illustrated London News and its affiliates shall not be liable to you or any third parties for any direct, indirect, special, consequential or punitive damages allegedly sustained arising out of your access to or inability to access the service, including for viruses alleged to have been obtained from the service, your use of or reliance on the service or any of the information or materials available on the service, regardless of the type of claim or the nature of the cause of action, even if advised of the possibility of such damages.
    • 11.4. Illustrated London News’s liability will not be limited in the case of death or personal injury directly caused by Illustrated London News’s negligence.
  • 12. Disclaimer of Warranty and Limitation of Liability
  • 13. Choice of Law and Jurisdiction
    • 13.1. These terms and conditions shall be governed by and construed in accordance with English law. You also agree, subject to the following clause, to submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English courts as regards any claim or matter arising under these terms and conditions.
    • 13.2. For the exclusive benefit of Illustrated London News Illustrated London News shall retain the right to bring proceedings as to the substance of the matter in the courts of the country of your residence.
  • 14. General
    • 14.1. These terms and conditions are the complete and entire agreement between the parties and supersede any prior terms, conditions or agreemenst, whether written or oral.
    • 14.2. If any of these terms and conditions are found to be invalid by any court having competent jurisdiction, the invalidity of that provision will not affect the validity of the remaining provisions of this Agreement, which shall remain in full force and effect.
    • 14.3. Failure of either party to exercise any right or remedy under this Agreement does not constitute a waiver of that right or remedy.
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  • 1. General

    • This policy covers all sites produced by Illustrated London News Limited (“Illustrated London News”). Illustrated London News is committed to safeguarding your privacy online. The purpose of this privacy policy is to inform you what personal information Illustrated London News collects and the purposes for which it uses this information. This policy may change from time to time so please check back here periodically. In reviewing this privacy policy, please read our Website terms and conditions. If you wish to contact Illustrated London News concerning any matter relating to your personal information then please also contact [email protected]

  • 2. Disclosures
    • Illustrated London News may disclose your information, under strict terms of confidentiality and restriction of use, to partners of Illustrated London News who supply services on behalf of Illustrated London News and who need to process personal data in the provision of such services. When you use “Illustrated London News Websites” you are consenting to the disclosure of your personal information to Illustrated London News’s partners. Illustrated London News will not disclose any of your personal information to any other third parties without your express consent. However, under certain circumstances the force of law may require the provision of information to legal authorities. In order to maintain the integrity of its website and safeguard the interests of its subscribers Illustrated London News will comply with any such legally binding request.
  • 3. Information Collected
    • 3.1. Identifiable information – Your information is collected when you register or fill in a form on a Illustrated London News website, or you send an email to Illustrated London News. The information that is provided by you will only be used for the purpose for which it is provided, unless you are informed otherwise at the time of giving the information. You may inform Illustrated London News at any time if you wish Illustrated London News to cease using your personal information.
    • 3.2. Non identifiable information – Illustrated London News will from time to time collect information from you that does not reveal your personal identity. Illustrated London News uses this information for editorial purposes, and occasionally for other internal purposes. This information is only used in aggregate form and is not connected to any name, address or other personal identifying information.
  • 4. Personal Information
    • Illustrated London News processes personal information for the purpose of providing a personalised service, conducting market research surveys, running competitions and providing you with information about products and services on offer. Illustrated London News may from time to time use your contact information to tell you about news or events provided by Illustrated London News or one of its strategic partners. You may opt-out of receiving such mailings, either when you register with Illustrated London News or at any time afterwards. Illustrated London News may also contact you with important information about your registration details even if you have opted-out of receiving promotional emails.
    • You are entitled under Data Protection law to require that we update your personal information to ensure it is up-to-date and accurate. In order to maintain the accuracy of the information we hold, you can update your personal details by sending us an email to [email protected]
    • You are entitled to receive a copy of the information we hold about you in exchange for payment of the required £10 fee. You can do this by contacting [email protected]
    • You have full rights to ask us to delete your data from our database and servers and reasonably expect us to comply. You can do this by contacting 
  • 5. Use of Cookies
    • Cookies are small amounts of information that are sent to and are stored on your computer. They are used to identify you when you visit the site, and to make your use of the site more convenient for you. Cookies are used to remember usernames, passwords and preferences and to deliver a faster and more personalised service.
    • The Illustrated London News site and service may contain advertisements created and provided by a third party. These advertisements may place Cookies on your computer that collect information about you and your use of the Internet. Illustrated London News does not control the collection or use of your information by such advertisers and this privacy policy does not apply to such information.
    • Most web browsers allow some control of most cookies through the browser settings. To find out more about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set and how to manage and delete them, visit www.allaboutcookies.org.
    • If you do not wish to have Cookies placed on your computer you can disable Cookies on your Internet browser. Turning them off however will mean that you will not be able to enjoy the Illustrated London News web sites to their fullest.
  • 6. Links
    • There are links on Illustrated London News web sites to third party web sites which Illustrated London News has no control over. Illustrated London News accepts no responsibility or liability for any third party practices on third party websites. Illustrated London News advises you to carefully read 3rd party privacy statements prior to the use of any third party website.
  • 7. International Transfers
    • Due to the international nature of the Internet, the collecting and processing of your personal information in accordance with Illustrated London News’s privacy policy will often involve transferring the data between countries in which Illustrated London News, other companies in the Illustrated London News group of companies and strategic partners are located.
    • Illustrated London News shall take steps to ensure that any transfer of data to a country or territory outside the European Economic Area, whose laws provide for a different standard of protection for your personal data than that provided under English law, shall be made subject to contractual arrangements which will require that your data be processed to at least a standard compliant with the Data Protection Act 1998.
  • 8. Security
    • This Website has security measures in place to protect against loss, misuse and alteration of your personal information under Illustrated London News’s control. However no data transmission over the Internet can be guaranteed to be 100% secure and whilst Illustrated London News strives to protect your personal information, Illustrated London News cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to us and you do so at your own risk. Once Illustrated London News receives the transmission, Illustrated London News makes best efforts to ensure the security on the system.
    • 9. Children And Parents
      • Sphere Online is not intended for use by children, especially those under age 12. No one under age 12 is allowed to provide any personal information or use our public discussion areas, forums and chats. Minors between the ages of 12 and 17 must get the permission of their parent(s) or legal guardian(s) before making purchases, including subscriptions, on this site. If your children disclose information about themselves in our public discussion areas, they may get unsolicited messages from other parties. Accordingly, you should tell them not to do so. If you’re worried about your children’s activities or their privacy on our site, we encourage you to e-mail our Privacy Policy Coordinator at [email protected]
    • 10. Competitions
      When you enter one of our competitions, we will process your information for the purposes of picking a winner and by entering you consent to us providing your contact details to the Provider or Competition host in the event of you being a winner. If you have opted-in to receiving information from SPHERE (eg receiving offers, event invitations, newsletters etc) then we will use the information you provide to make sure we offer you relevant services. To unsubscribe, please contact [email protected]

      If you have opted-in to receive news and offers from any Competition Provider, we will share your information with them. This will always be specified upon entering the competition and in accordance with GDPR you will be asked for your consent. To unsubscribe, please contact the third party Provider.

      For more information on our Competition Terms and conditions see our Terms and Conditions Section 13

    • 11. Updates To This Policy
      • We may update this Policy at any time without notice. We will tell you that we have updated the policy by emailing you at the email address you have provided to us and/or by posting an announcement on the website. By continuing to use the website after we have emailed you or posted a notice informing you of an update, you accept the changes to this Policy.
    • 12. Contact Details
      • Illustrated London News
        Coppergate House
        16 Brune Street
        London N1 7NJ


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