Terms and Conditions
Thank you for using Hot Rice Media.
Hotricemedia.com is a website operated by Hot Rice Media (“Hot Rice Media“, “we” or “us”). Hot Rice Media is registered in England and Wales as a sole tradership in Bermondsey, South London.
Agreement between you and Hot Rice Media
This Agreement governs any use of the Website as a guest or a customer.
You are responsible for making all arrangements necessary for you to have access to the Website. You are also responsible for ensuring that all persons who access the Website through your internet connection are aware of these Terms and that they comply with them.
The Website is offered to you conditional upon your acceptance of these Terms and any notices contained in these Terms and the Website itself. Please read these Terms carefully before you start using the Website. By using the Website, you agree to these Terms and notices.
You must be the legal age of majority in your country of residence in order to use the Website. In no event is use of the Website permitted by those under the age of 13.
Intellectual property rights
For the purposes of these Terms, “Intellectual Property Rights” means any and all intellectual property rights, whether registered or unregistered, including but not limited to any patents, trademarks, domain names, URLs, design rights, copyright, software rights, database rights, rights in and to business names, product names and logos, processes, trade secrets, confidential information and and any similar right in any jurisdiction.
Hot Rice Media shall retain and be assigned all rights, title, interest and Intellectual Property Rights in relation to the legal forms, legal documents, letters, legal guides, articles and all other content found on the Website (the “Content”).
Except as otherwise provided in these Terms, you must not:
• reproduce, modify, translate or create derivative works of any Content;
• sell, license, sublicense, rent, lease, distribute, copy, publicly display, publish, adapt or edit any Content; or
• circumvent or disable any security or technical features of the Content.
Hot Rice Media is a registered trademark of Hot Rice Media. The names of any companies or products mentioned on the Website may be the trademarks of their respective owners.
All Content is Copyright © Hot Rice Media and/or its suppliers, affiliates and partners. All rights reserved.
No unlawful or prohibited use
As a condition of your use of the Website, you will not use the Website for any purpose that is unlawful or prohibited by these Terms. You will not use the Website in any manner which could damage, disable, overburden or impair the Website, or interfere with any other party’s use and enjoyment of the Website. You will not obtain nor attempt to obtain any materials or information through any means not intentionally provided for on the Website.
The Content is protected by copyright and all other applicable Intellectual Property Rights set out above. Content is for your personal use only and not for resale. Your use of the Website does not entitle you to resell any Content from the Website. For the avoidance of doubt, your use of the Website constitutes your acceptance of these Terms and your promise that you will not resell or otherwise attempt to commercially benefit from the Content without our written express consent.
Our status (and those of any identified contributors) as the authors of material on the Website must always be acknowledged and you must not use the material in a derogatory manner. If you print off, copy or download any part of the Website in breach of these Terms, your right to use the Website will cease immediately and you must, at our option, return or destroy any copies of the materials you have made.
Acceptable use of communication services
The Website may contain services such as bulletin board services, chat areas, news groups, forums, communities, personal web pages, calendars, and/or other message or communication facilities designed to enable you to communicate with the public at large or with a group (collectively, “Communication Services”). You agree to use the Communication Services only to post, send and receive messages and material that are proper and related to the particular Communication Service.
You agree that when using a Communication Service, you will not:
• defame, abuse, harass, stalk, threaten or otherwise breach the legal rights (such as rights of privacy and publicity) of others;
• publish, post, upload, distribute or disseminate any inappropriate, profane, defamatory, infringing, obscene, indecent or unlawful topic, name, material or information;
• upload files that contain software or other material protected by intellectual property laws (or by rights of privacy of publicity) unless you own or control these rights or have received all necessary consents;
• upload files that contain viruses, corrupted files, or any other similar software or programs that may damage the operation of another’s computer;
• advertise or offer to sell or buy any goods or services for any business purpose, unless such Communication Service specifically allows such messages;
• conduct or forward surveys, contests, pyramid schemes or chain letters;
• download any file posted by another user of a Communication Service that you know, or reasonably should know, cannot be legally distributed in such manner;
• falsify or delete any author attributions, legal or other proper notices or proprietary designations or labels of the origin or source of software or other material contained in a file that is uploaded;
• restrict or inhibit any other user from using and enjoying the Communication Services;
• breach any code of conduct or other guidelines which may be applicable for any particular Communication Service;
• harvest or otherwise collect information about others, including e-mail addresses, without their consent; or
• breach any applicable laws or regulations.
We reserve the right, in our own discretion, to review and remove materials posted to a Communication Service, in whole or in part. Hot Rice Media reserves the right to terminate your access to any or all of the Communication Services at any time without notice if we reasonably believe that you have breached these Terms or are misusing the Communication Services in any way.
Always use caution when giving out any personally identifying information about yourself or your children in any Communication Service. We do not control or endorse the content, messages or information found in any Communication Service and, therefore, we specifically disclaim any liability with regard to the Communication Services and any actions resulting from your participation in any Communication Service. Managers and hosts are not our authorised spokespersons and their views do not necessarily reflect our views.
Materials uploaded to a Communication Service may be subject to posted limitations on usage, reproduction and/or dissemination. You are responsible for keeping within these limitations if you download the materials.
Ownership and preservation of your materials
Hot Rice Media does not own any of the materials you provide to us (including feedback or suggestions) or post, upload, input or submit to any Hot Rice Media website or its associated services (collectively, your “Submissions”).
By posting, uploading, inputting, providing or submitting your Submission, you grant Hot Rice Media, its affiliated companies and necessary sublicensees permission to use your Submission in connection with the operation of their Internet businesses including, without limitation, the right to copy, distribute, transmit, publicly display, publicly perform, reproduce, edit, translate and reformat your Submission; and to publish your name in connection with your Submission. No compensation will be paid in relation to the use of your Submission. We are under no obligation to post or use any Submission you provide and may remove any Submission at any time in our sole discretion.
By posting, uploading, inputting, providing or submitting your Submission, you warrant and represent that you own or otherwise control all of the rights to your Submission as described in this section including, without limitation, all the rights necessary for you to provide, post, upload, input or submit the Submissions.
We reserve the right at all times to disclose any information as necessary to satisfy any applicable law, regulation, legal process or governmental request, or to edit, refuse to post or to remove any information or materials, in whole or in part, in our discretion.
We may from time to time make available to you facilities enabling you to e-sign and share documents, and other information, with third parties using the Website. Any documents you share may include commercially sensitive or confidential information relating to you, your business or affairs or the business or affairs of a third party, or information protected by the Data Protection Act 1998. If you use the e-sign or share facility, it is your responsibility to ensure that you comply with all applicable legislation, regulations and any legal duties or obligations you may have. We will not be responsible for any breach of any such legislation, regulations, duties or obligations arising out of your use of the share facility.
Links to third party websites
Hot Rice Media’s websites may contain links to third party resources and businesses on the Internet, called here “links” or “Linked Sites.” Those links are provided for your convenience to help you identify and locate other Internet resources that may be of interest to you. Hot Rice Media does not sponsor and is not legally associated with any third party Linked Sites. Hot Rice Media is not legally authorised to use any trade name, registered trademark, logo or copyrighted material that may appear in the link.
Hot Rice Media does not control, endorse or monitor the contents of any Linked Site. That includes, without limitation, any further link contained in a Linked Site, and any changes or updates to a Linked Site. Hot Rice Media is not responsible for webcasting or for any other form of transmission received from any Linked Site. These Terms do not cover your interaction with Linked Sites. You should carefully review the terms and conditions and privacy policies of any third party sites.
If you use any service provided on a Linked Site, (a) Hot Rice Media will not be responsible for any act or omission of the third party, including the third party’s access to or use of your customer data and (b) Hot Rice Media does not warrant or support any service provided by the third party.
The information, software, products, and services included in or available through the Website may include inaccuracies or typographical errors. Changes are periodically added to the information on the Website. Hot Rice Media and/or its suppliers may make improvements and/or changes to the Website at any time. Information and opinions received via the Website should not be relied upon for personal, medical, legal or financial decisions and you should consult an appropriate professional for specific advice tailored to your situation.
Although Hot Rice Media will use its reasonable efforts to keep the Website available and the information on the Website reasonably accurate, Hot Rice Media and/or its suppliers make no representations about the suitability, reliability, availability, timeliness, and accuracy of the information, software, products, services and related graphics contained on the Website for any purpose. All such information, software, products, services and related graphics are provided “as is” without warranty or condition of any kind. Hot Rice Media and/or its suppliers disclaim all warranties and conditions with regard to this information, software, products, services and related graphics, including all implied warranties or conditions of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, title and non-infringement.
You use the Website at your own risk. Neither Hot Rice Media nor any company within our group, and our and their respective agents, employees and subcontractors, shall be liable to you or any other party for any losses or damages whatsoever or howsoever arising in connection with the Website (whether under these Terms or other contract or as a result of any misrepresentation, misstatement or tortious act or omission, including negligence).
Most customer concerns can be resolved quickly and to the customer’s satisfaction by contacting us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
You agree that no joint venture, partnership, employment, or agency relationship exists between you and us as a result of this Agreement or your use of the Website.
Our performance of this Agreement is subject to existing laws and legal process. Nothing contained in this Agreement is in derogation of our right to comply with governmental, court and law enforcement requests or requirements relating to your use of the Website or information provided to or gathered by us with respect to such use.
If any part of this Agreement is determined to be invalid or unenforceable under any applicable law, including, but not limited to, the warranty disclaimers and liability limitations set out above, then the invalid or unenforceable provision will be deemed superseded by a valid, enforceable provision that most closely matches the intent of the original provision and the remainder of the Agreement will continue in effect.
We may provide you with notices, including those regarding changes to the Terms by email, regular mail, postings on the Website, or other reasonable means now known or developed in the future.
A printed version of the Agreement, and of any notice given in electronic form, will be admissible in judicial or administrative proceedings based upon or relating to this Agreement to the same extent and subject to the same conditions as other business documents and records originally generated and maintained in printed form. It is the express wish of the parties that this Agreement and all related documents have been drawn up in English.
We aim to update the Website regularly and can change the content at any time. We will use our reasonable efforts to keep the Website available to you, but if necessary, we may suspend access to the Website, or close it indefinitely. We will not be liable if for any reason the Website is unavailable at any time or for any period.
Unless otherwise specified, this Agreement constitutes the entire Agreement between you and us with respect to the Website and it supersedes all prior communications and proposals, whether electronic, oral or written, between you and us with respect to the Website.
You must not assign or otherwise transfer the Terms, or any right granted under them, without our written consent. We can freely transfer our rights under the Terms.
Any failure by us to enforce or exercise any provision of the Terms, or any related right, will not be a waiver of that provision or right. Any rights not expressly granted in this Agreement are reserved. If a provision is found unenforceable, the remaining provisions of the Terms will remain in full effect and an enforceable term will be substituted reflecting our intent as closely as possible.
These Terms and any dispute or claim arising out of or in connection with them or their subject matter or formation (including non-contractual disputes or claims) shall be governed by and interpreted in accordance with the law of England and Wales.