- your rights and responsibilities
- our responsibilities to you
- how we expect you to interact with our Services and with other users
- 1. Who delivers our Services?
- 2. What are our Services?
- 3. What do we mean when we refer to “Content” on our Services?
- 4. Whose Content is it?
- 5. Accessing our Services
- 6. How may our Services be used?
- 7. Interference with Content
- 8. Interacting with our Services
- 10. Links to third party services
- 11. Featured Goods and Services
- 12. Liability
- 13. Law and Jurisdiction
1. Who delivers our Services?
We are STV Central Limited, a company registered in Scotland no. 172149. If you have any queries, you can contact us at [email protected], phone us on +44 (0)141 300 3000 or write to us at STV, Pacific Quay, Glasgow G51 1PQ.
2. What are our Services?
Our Services are our website www.stv.tv/news and our App. Please note that not all Services or features may be available across every platform or device.
We aim to provide constant and uninterrupted access to our Services, but we do not take responsibility for issues outside our control, such as internet or connection issues. Specifically we do not guarantee:
- the availability of our Services on each and every device or platform all of the time
- that any technical issues that arise can be resolved quickly
- that our Services are error, virus or bug free
3. What do we mean when we refer to “Content” on our Services?
Content can be programmes, video, audio, text, images, either owned by us or licensed to us to use.
4. Whose Content is it?
All copyright, trademarks and other intellectual property rights in the Content belong to us or our licensors. The Content is protected by various intellectual property rights, such as copyright and trade mark laws. You may not reproduce or distribute any Content except as provided below.
You may only use the Content for your personal, non-commercial use. However, provided they are credited to STV, you may publish short excerpts or summaries of a published article accompanied by a hyperlink which takes the reader to the whole article on our Services.
Your use of the Content must not (in our sole opinion) bring, or be likely to bring, STV into disrepute, or otherwise cause any loss or damage to STV.
Content on our Services may contain statements and opinions which are not our own, and with which we do not necessarily agree. We do not guarantee the accuracy or completeness of all the Content.
5. Accessing our Services
Here are the ways to access our Services.
- Visit our web-site at www.stv.tv/news; or
- Download our App.
6. How may our Services be used?
You agree to use our Services only for non-commercial, lawful purposes and in a manner that does not infringe the rights of third parties or restrict or inhibit the use and enjoyment of our Services by any other user.
Specifically, you agree you shall not:
use our Services for the transmission of any spam or computer viruses.
do anything that brings (or in our opinion is likely to bring) STV into disrepute.
embed, upload, or make any of our Services or Content available via any third party platform, website or service without STV’s prior consent.
copy, reproduce or otherwise publish any of STV’s trademarks or logos.
frame our website on other websites without our express permission.
7. Interference with Content
We may use technical measures for the security and protection of Content. You agree not to interfere with any such technical measures, or unlawfully access, or use, our servers, systems or Content, nor to attempt to do so.
8. Interacting with our Services
Please note that you must be 16 or over to submit any Contribution to our Services (unless stated otherwise in any Specific Terms).
By submitting a Contribution, you are granting to us (and in this section “us” includes other companies within the STV group of companies) a worldwide, royalty-free, non-exclusive, perpetual, irrevocable licence to use your Contribution on any media, platform or device (including on television) and to use, edit, prepare derivative works from and further distribute it across any media, platform or device throughout the world at any time, and to grant sub-licences. You also authorise STV to include some of your personal details together with your Contribution such as your name and location.
For editorial and compliance reasons, we might need to alter your Contribution and you authorise us to do so on the understanding that STV will not alter it in any way that misrepresents it.
You also confirm that:
- You are the either the owner of your Contribution or that you have all the necessary licences, rights, consents and permissions to authorise us to use your Contribution.
- You have obtained the consent of each person who appears in your Contribution to authorise us to use your Contribution. If any person under the age of 16 appears in your Contribution, you also confirm that you have the permission of such person’s parent or guardian.
- Your Contribution will not infringe or contravene any rights of any third parties (e.g. their entitlement to privacy or confidentiality) or contain anything which is defamatory, obscene, offensive or unlawful.
- You will not transfer files which contain viruses or other technologically harmful material.
If you submit a Contribution via a method which is available to the public, STV recommends that you do not disclose personal contact information such as your address or phone number.
Please note that STV reserves the right to require you to provide evidence of your age and eligibility.
If you see any Contribution on our Services that you believe is offensive, defamatory or which infringes copyright or privacy, please contact us without delay at [email protected] In the case of comments, please raise a flag within the comment reporting system, or alternatively also contact us at [email protected].
Whilst not moderating or controlling Contributions posted on our Services, we reserve the right to suspend or delete without notice any material which:
- we believe at our sole discretion to be detrimental to the enjoyment of our Services by any user;
- is the subject of any copyright infringement notice; or
- brings, or is likely to bring, STV into disrepute, or otherwise cause any loss or damage to STV.
- Immediate, temporary or permanent withdrawal of your right to use our Services
- Immediate, temporary or permanent removal of any Contribution submitted by you
- Issue of a warning to you
- Commencement of legal proceedings against you
- Disclosure of information to law enforcement authorities
10. Links to third party services
You are solely responsible for evaluating the integrity of the operators of any third party websites accessed through our Services; the accuracy and completeness of any information contained on them; the value and authenticity of any goods or services offered through them, and their data collection and use policies.
11. Featured Goods and Services
STV, in association with one of its commercial partners, may provide you with an opportunity to purchase featured goods and services from time to time via our Services. The contract for the relevant goods and/or services will be made directly between you and the relevant commercial partner and will be subject to the commercial partner’s terms and conditions. STV has no liability to you in respect of such goods and/or services.
In no event shall we be liable for any claims, loss or damage, arising out of or in connection with your use of, or inability to use, our Services, including, without limitation, direct or indirect loss, consequential loss or damage, loss of profit or goodwill, or for loss arising from any errors or omissions in our Services, or in the Content.
13. Law and Jurisdiction
Effective: 27 November 2019