Terms and Conditions


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1. Terms of Use ("Terms")
Welcome to agathachristie.com. By using agathachristie.com, you agree to be legally bound by these Terms. If you do not agree to be legally bound by all these Terms, you may not access or use Agathachristie.com and should exit immediately. If you are below the age of 13 then please get a parent's or guardian's permission before using Agathachristie.com.

2. Introduction
Agathachristie.com is owned and managed by Agatha Christie Limited (an Acorn Media Group company) ("ACL"). ACL is a company registered in England, (registered number 00550864), whose registered office is at The Office Group, Orion House, 5 Upper St Martin’s Lane London, WC2H 9EA and telephone number is 020 3793 6560. ACL shall have the right, at its sole discretion to modify, add or remove any terms or conditions of these Terms without notice or liability to you. Any changes to these Terms shall be effective immediately following the posting of any such changes on Agathachristie.com. Please review these Terms regularly to ensure you are aware of any changes made by ACL. Your continued use of Agathachristie.com after changes are posted means you agree to be legally bound by these Terms as updated and amended.

3. Ownership and Restrictions
Agathachristie.com, its design and contents including all text based, still and motion video, audio and audio visual material, code and / or software (“the Materials”) are owned by ACL or its applicable third parties. You agree not to modify, copy, reproduce, broadcast, republish, sell, resell, exploit, create derivative works or distribute in any way any portion of Agathachristie.com or the Materials. Nothing contained in these terms shall be construed as conferring by implication, estoppel or otherwise any licence or right to use any trade mark, patent, design right or copyright of ACL or of Agathachristie.com. ACL, Agatha Christie™ and any other copyrights, trademarks and proprietary rights on Agathachristie.com are the property of ACL unless otherwise stated. Any unauthorised use of these marks is unlawful. All content on this web site, including, without limitation, all programs, interface layout, interface text, documentation and graphics, animations, video clips, downloadables is the copyrighted protection of ACL (or as otherwise stated) and is protected by international copyright law. The content on Agathachristie.com may be used by you only for your personal use as provided in these Terms, but may not be taken out of context or presented in a misleading or discriminatory manner. If you download any Material from this Site, the Material, including any images or files included in or generated by the Material and data accompanying the Material is subject to the limited licence set out below. You may not distribute, sell or transmit the Material and you are not permitted to alter, modify or adapt it. You are granted a personal, limited, non-transferable, non-exclusive licence to access Agathachristie.com and use Agathachristie.com and the Materials, provided that you do not, and do not allow any third party, to modify or create a derivative work of, reverse engineer, or otherwise attempt to discover any source code in software available on Agathachristie.com. The grant of this limited licence is conditional upon your agreement to and compliance with all of these Terms. ACL may revoke this licence at any time and in their absolute discretion. If you upload any Material to this site, you shall be deemed to grant ACL full ownership of the Material including worldwide copyright. ACL shall be entitled to make use of the uploaded Material as it sees fit, without any need to obtain your permission.

4. Privacy Statement
For UK users: ACL are keen to strike a fair balance between your personal privacy and ensuring you obtain full value from Agathachristie.com. We are fully registered under the Data Protection Act 1998 (the "Act") and to ensure we comply with the protection the Act affords to you we have set out how we intend to utilise the information provided by you and when you register via Agathachristie.com.

What Information is Collected? When you register as a user with Agathachristie.com, we ask you to provide us with your name, email address and other personal information that will be needed to supply the services to you. You can "unsubscribe" at any time. We may use your personal data for contacting you via letter or email for newsletters, support, notification of new products or new versions, general correspondence regarding Agathachristie.com and correspondence which may relate to you. If you would rather not receive future marketing emails from us once you have registered please inform us by updating your details on the registration page. In accordance with statutory obligations, we only collect personal information from you which is necessary for us to supply the services to you. You have the option at any time to request that we: (a) remove details from our database; (b) update the information we hold about you or your child; (c) request a copy of the information that we hold subject to the payment of a requested fee; or (d) stop receiving data. ACL does not pass any information about you to any third parties without your express consent. We never give or sell our user lists to third parties.

5. Cookies
Agathachristie.com uses cookies to provide an enhanced experience for users of Agathachristie.com. A cookie is a text-only string of information that a website transfers to the cookie folder of the browser of your computer's hard disk so that the website can remember who you are. You have the ability to accept or decline cookies by modifying the settings in your browser. However, you may not be able to use all of the interactive features of Agathachristie.com if cookies are disabled. To find out more about cookies and how to disable them, please visit http://www.allaboutcookies.org/cookies/.

6. Disclaimer
This Site is provided for your information and entertainment purposes only. It is provided to you for your own personal, non-commercial use and not for purposes of resale, distribution, public display or performance or any other uses by you in any form or manner whatsoever. When you register on the Site, you warrant that all the details you supply, including, without limitation, your name and email address are accurate, that you are authorised to use the email address that you give and that you are at least thirteen (13) years old. If you are below the age of 13 then please get a parent's or guardian's permission before using Agathachristie.com. Agathachristie.com, information, names, images, pictures, logos and icons regarding or relating to Agathachristie.com and/or ACL, (or to third party products) and services is provided "as is" and on an "as available" basis without any representation or any kind of warranty made (whether express or implied by law) to the extent permitted by law. Under no circumstances will ACL be liable for any of the following losses or damage (whether such losses were foreseen, foreseeable, known or otherwise): (a) loss of damage; (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 Agathachristie.com regardless of the form of action. ACL does not warrant that functions contained in Agathachristie.com content will be uninterrupted or error-free, that defects will be corrected or that Agathachristie.com or the server that makes it available are free of viruses, worms, Trojan horses or bugs. Nothing in these Terms shall exclude or limit ACL's liability for death or personal injury resulting from negligence; for fraudulent misrepresentation; or to the extent that liability cannot by law be excluded or limited.

7. User Obligations
You agree to follow all applicable laws and regulations when using Agathachristie.com. You agree that you shall not: i) upload, post or transmit through or to Agathachristie.com any content that is unlawful abusive or threatening; might infringe the intellectual property rights, privacy rights or proprietary rights of others; ii) upload, post or transmit through or to Agathachristie.com any viruses, worms, Trojan horses, worms and any other harmful components; iii) disrupt or interfere with or attempt to gain unauthorised access to any area of Agathachristie.com, its computer systems or networks; iv) provide false information about yourself to us, impersonate any other person or otherwise attempt to mislead others about your identity or origin of content; v) transmit junk mail, chain letters or other unsolicited bulk email or duplicative messages; or vi) collect information about other visitors to Agathachristie.com without their consent or otherwise systematically extract data or data fields, including without limitation any financial data or email addresses.

If you use the Community Forums, you also agree to observe the Community Forum Rules. The forum is moderated by Agatha Christie Limited. Abusive posts will be taken down, and persistent abusers will be permanently denied access to the forum, without notice.
Community Forum Rules and Regulations

These rules have been posted to protect users of the forum and to make things better for everyone so please take time to read them.
- Please check to see if there is already a topic started for the subject you want to talk about and if there is then add to that one. If you start a new and very similarly named one it will only be removed.
- Keep your contribution to the topic being discussed. If you want to say something else start a new topic.
- If you are starting a new topic make it a descriptive, relevant and easily understood title. For instance ‘Discuss Tommy & Tuppence’ is more likely to get a response than ‘I wanna say something’.- Try to use proper punctuation and paragraphs: it makes it much easier for people to read and understand.
- Don’t copy chunks of previous postings and paste them into your posting. This clutters up the topic so instead, if you need to, just refer to a previous person’s posting.
- Keep things friendly – no swearing or rudeness please. Objectionable posts are not acceptable.- Be patient for a reply. If you don’t get one it’s probably because nobody knows the answer.
- If you give away endings to books (Spoilers) please tag your post as such. We are all huge Agatha Christie fans but we haven’t all read every book.
- Be tolerant: not everyone on the site has English as a first language.
- We advise that you never reveal any personal information about yourself or anyone else (for example: telephone number, home address or email address), and please do not include postal addresses of any kind.
- This site is for Agatha Christie fans to talk to each other on all matters Christie. Please don’t use this site as a personal forum.
- These guidelines / rules are subject to change without prior notice. Please check them regularly.

8. For Parents
Agathachristie.com has been developed primarily as a fan site, and as a safe place for your child to visit when they are online. As such ACL does not intend to collect any personal information of children below the age of 13 without parental consent. Should parents wish to access their children's personal information held by Agathachristie.com then they should contact ACL by post at: 'Agatha Christie Website', Agatha Christie Ltd, The Office Group, Orion House, 5 Upper St Martin’s Lane London, WC2H 9EA. Parents are encouraged to review their children’s email and internet activities to ensure that Agathachristie.com is being used in accordance with these Terms.

9. Severance
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.

10. Laws
These Terms shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of England and Wales. Any dispute under these Terms shall be subject to the non-exclusive jurisdiction of the English Courts. We recommend you print out a full copy of these terms and conditions for your own records. If you have any questions regarding these Terms or anything relating to Agathachristie.com then please contact ACL by post at: 'Agatha Christie Website', The Office Group, Orion House, 5 Upper St Martin’s Lane London, WC2H 9EA.

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