Terms and Conditions

Welcome to the Aliens Love Underpants site!

This bit is just for kids. Parents shouldn’t feel left out though – click here for the just for parents bit!

This is the boring part where we have to tell you a few rules about how you can use our site.

You can look at most parts of the site without registering but if you want to register for the Aliens Love Underpants Newsletter then you will be asked to tell us your name, email and age (including whether you are 13 or over). If you are younger than 13 then you must have your parent or guardian’s permission to join the Aliens Love Underpants Newsletter. You must be truthful here – no lying! If you are younger than 13 and do not have your parent or guardian’s permission we’re sorry but we can’t subscribe you to the Aliens Love Underpants Newsletter. If you tell us you do have their permission, we may check this, and if we find out you don’t then we’re sorry but we will end your subscription to the Aliens Love Underpants Newsletter straight away.
We sometimes make downloads available on the site (such as on the Fun and Games page). Always speak to your parent before you download these things and make sure they are happy for you to download them to your computer.
If you send us something we like via the site or by email – for example a joke you send us for a competition – we might want to show everyone else. By writing to us or sending things to us, you and your parent or guardian are agreeing that we can use what you’ve said to us (or part of it) for as long as we want to (for example we might put it up on this site, or on another website or we may even print it in a book). You can still do whatever you want with the stuff you send us, it’s just that you agree we can use it too. If you don’t want us to do this then please don’t send things to us. Remember to check with your parent or guardian before you send us anything and ask them if it’s ok.
We really hope you enjoy the site and have fun. Just make sure you and your parent or guardian reads the boring bit below! If you or they have any questions, we’d love to help so please contact us at the Aliens Love Underpants Website c/o Simon & Schuster, 1st Floor, 222 Gray’s Inn Road, London WC1X 8HB or by email at childrensbooks@simonandschuster.co.uk

Important Legal Information
Who publishes this site
Changes to these conditions
Information about the material on the site and how you are allowed to use the site
Contributions to the site
Access to the site and the Sophie McKenzie/Medusa Project Newsletter
Information about you and your visits to the site
Links to our site
Links to other sites
Competitions
Our liability to you
General
Contact us
Important Legal Information

This page sets out important information on the conditions that apply to using this site. Please do read them carefully as they may affect how you use the site. If you use this site you will be agreeing to accept these conditions. If you are under 13 please ask your parent or guardian to read these conditions to make sure they are happy for you to use this site.

If you do not want to accept these conditions or if you are under 13 and your parent or guardian is not happy for you to use this site, then we cannot give you permission to access the site and you should stop using it immediately.

Who publishes this site

This site is published by Simon & Schuster UK Limited who also publish the Aliens Love Underpants books. Simon & Schuster UK Limited is a company that is registered in England and Wales with registered number 714516 and registered address at Mitre House, 160 Aldersgate Street, London EC1A 4DD. Our correspondence address is the Aliens Love Underpants Website c/o Simon & Schuster, 1st Floor, 222 Gray’s Inn Road, London WC1X 8HB.

Changes to these conditions

Simon & Schuster review these conditions regularly and may change them at any time. We will post the changes online on this page so we recommend that you check this page each time you visit the site. These conditions were last updated in September 2010.

Information about the material on the site and how you are allowed to use the site

The material on this site (including the pictures, words and downloadable content) is owned by Simon & Schuster or licensed to us (i.e. we have obtained the rights to make the material available on this site.)

You are allowed to use the material for your own personal, non-commercial home use but you are not allowed to use it for business or commercial purposes (including making money from the material on the site). You are not allowed to copy, reproduce, download, broadcast, post or transmit any of the material on this site elsewhere and you agree not to adapt, alter or create other material from or using any of the material contained in this site or use it for any other purpose other than for your personal, non-commercial home use. If you want to use the material in any other way, you will need to get the prior written agreement of Simon & Schuster. We can be contacted at childrensbooks@simonandschuster.co.uk

We want everyone to enjoy visiting and using the Aliens Love Underpants site so you are not allowed to use the site in any way which is against the law or which may affect the rights of any other person or which may affect their use and enjoyment of this site. This restriction means, for example, that where you are allowed to make comments or contributions or post or upload to the site, your contributions should not be offensive, rude, defamatory or unlawful. You must also not harass any person via this site.

Contributions to the site

There may be sections on the site where you are invited to contribute to the site. For example, you may wish to enter a competition. If you do contribute to our site we may post your contribution online so everyone visiting the site will be able to see it. We may attribute your contribution to your user name but this is at our discretion and we cannot guarantee that we will do this and you accept that we do not need to. Furthermore, you agree to waive all moral rights over any contributions you make or send to the site. If you contribute to the site you give us the right to use your contribution free of charge on our site, on other websites we publish and/or in other publications (be they online or in print) and to amend or adapt your contribution if we think this is necessary. For example, we may post only part of your comment online. If you do not wish to grant these rights to Simon & Schuster, please do not submit contributions to this site. You should only submit your own original work to this site so please do not contribute any material that someone else wrote or created or which belongs to someone else.

We reserve the right (but have no obligation) to withhold from publication any contributions which in our opinion do not comply with these conditions and to remove any contributions from the site for any reason. We cannot promise that all comments we receive will feature on our site.

Access to the site and the Aliens Love Underpants Newsletter

Whilst we try our best we cannot guarantee that the site (or any part of it) will always be available when you go online or that access to the site will be uninterrupted or free from errors. Our site changes regularly. Whilst we try our best to make sure that the site and the material on it are accurate and up to date, this is not always possible. The site and the information, names, images, pictures, logos and icons relating to Simon & Schuster, its products and services (or to any other person’s products and services), are provided for information purposes only and on an “AS IS” basis. We cannot guarantee that any material on the site (including the downloads available in the “Downloads” area of the site) will function correctly or not contain viruses, bugs or harmful materials. Whilst we make reasonable efforts to check materials we make available and to ensure that your information is secure on our system, no data transmission over the internet can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. As a result, we cannot guarantee the security of any information you transmit to us, and you do so at your own risk. Any download from this site will also be at your own risk and we recommend that you install security software on your computer which helps block viruses, bugs and harmful materials.

Access to the site is permitted on a temporary basis and we reserve the right to withdraw or amend parts of our site without notice. We may also stop or block your access to the site without notice for any reason (including for any breach of these conditions).

You will only be able to access the Aliens Love Underpants Newsletter if you have registered to do so. If you are under 13 years of age you will need to get your parent or guardian’s consent to register for the Aliens Love Underpants Newsletter. When you register for the SAliens Love Underpants Newsletter you will be asked to tell us whether you are 13 or over, or if you are younger than 13, that you have your parent or guardian’s consent. Please be truthful as if you are under 13 and do not have your parent or guardian’s consent you are not allowed to subscribe to the Aliens Love Underpants Newsletter and we will stop your subscription straight away.

Information about you and your visits to the site

You agree to provide your true and accurate information when subscribing to the Aliens Love Underpants Newsletter or when contacting us or when using a registration form. We need to make sure we have up to date details for you and so you agree to maintain and promptly update any registration information whenever it changes (ie if for example you change your email address). You can update your details by contacting us at childrensbooks@simonandschuster.co.uk

We hold and use information about you and your visits to the site in accordance with our Privacy Policy. By using the site you agree to us using your information in this way.

Links to our site

You may not link to this site without the prior written agreement of Simon & Schuster. Please contact Simon & Schuster, 1st Floor, 222 Gray’s Inn Road, London WC1X 8HB if you wish to link to our site.

Links to other sites

The site may contain links which we think may be interesting to you. These are provided for information only. If you click on any of these links you may visit sites over which Simon & Schuster have no control and for which Simon & Schuster cannot be, and are not, responsible. You will need to read the conditions of use for that site to ensure you are happy to agree to them.

Competitions

We may from time to time offer competitions on our site. Each of these competitions will be governed by specific rules that relate to that competition. We will make sure any rules are available on the relevant part of the site where you can enter the competition. Please read the rules to make sure you are happy to agree to them before entering the competition. For some competitions and to receive certain prizes we may need to contact your parent or guardian and get their permission.

Our liability to you

YOUR ATTENTION IS DRAWN TO THIS SECTION. PLEASE READ THIS CAREFULLY. PLEASE ENSURE THAT YOU UNDERSTAND AND AGREE TO THIS SECTION (OR THAT A PARENT/GUARDIAN AGREES TO THIS ON YOUR BEHALF) BEFORE USING THE SITE.

You agree that you will have no claim against us in respect of any decision we make to remove access to this site (or any part of it).

We will not be liable to you for any loss or damage which is not a reasonably foreseeable result of your use of, or inability to use, the site including:

third party loss (the site is for your personal non-commercial use);
loss of income and/or revenue;
loss of anticipated savings;
loss of business and/or business opportunity;
loss of data; and/or
loss of profits.
In the event that Simon & Schuster are held liable by a court of competent jurisdiction, for any loss you suffer as a result of your use of, or inability to use, the site, Simon & Schuster’s maximum liability to you will be £50.

This section does not affect Simon & Schuster’s liability for death or personal injury as a result of our negligence or for any liability which cannot be excluded or limited by law.

These conditions set out the full extent of our obligations and liabilities in respect of the supply and use of the site. In particular, there are no conditions, warranties, representations or other terms, express or implied, that are binding on us except as specifically stated in these conditions. Any condition, warranty, representation or other term concerning the use and/or supply of the site which might otherwise be implied into, or incorporated in, these conditions, whether by statute, common law or otherwise, is hereby excluded to the fullest extent permitted by law.

General

If any of these conditions is found to be illegal, invalid or otherwise unenforceable, then to the extent which that condition is illegal, invalid or unenforceable, it shall be deleted from these conditions and the remaining conditions shall continue to operate.

Any dispute or claim arising out of or in connection with your use or inability to use the site (including non-contractual disputes or claims) will be governed by English law. Any dispute or claim arising out of or in connection with your use or inability to use the site (including non-contractual disputes or claims) shall be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of England and Wales.

Contact us

If you have any questions about these conditions or about the site please do contact us at the Aliens Love Underpants Website c/o Simon & Schuster, 1st Floor, 222 Gray’s Inn Road, London WC1X 8HB or by email at childrensbooks@simonandschuster.co.uk.

Thank you for visiting our site!