Below are the terms specific to the use of The Kop area. Please click ‘Accept’ below to proceed.
We have developed a dedicated area of the Website which will allow users of the Website (aged 13 years of age and over) who have registered a Website Account, to make submissions of content. For the purposes of these Terms, all references to the dedicated area of the Website where users can make submissions ("The Kop Area"), shall include other parts of the Website where these submissions are made and displayed, if outside of The Kop Area.
14.1 Protecting the online privacy of children is especially important to us and whilst we provide access to all areas of the Website to users who are aged under 13 years of age, functionality of Website Accounts will be limited so that users who are aged under 13 years of age will not be able to make Submissions, and other areas may be restricted from time to time.
14.2 If we reasonably believe a Website Account is created by, or being used by a user under 13 years of age, we reserve the rights to terminate such Website Account without any warning and remove all Submissions made from it. Whilst we use our reasonable efforts to prevent Submissions by users who are younger than 13 years of age, we are not responsible for users who do not comply with these strict provisions of these Terms and/or lie about their age when registering a Website Account.
14.3 We want younger users to enjoy The Kop Area safely. For more information about safety online go to the reporting section.
15 Use of your Content
15.1 Certain areas of the Website (including The Kop Area) may allow you to supply Content to the Website (each a "Submission") which can be accessed and viewed by both us and other users.
15.2 By making a Submission, you acknowledge and represent that
15.2.1 you are the copyright owner of such Submission, or you have been granted the express permission of the copyright owner to make the Submission;
15.2.2 you have or have been granted the rights necessary to grant us the licences detailed at clause 15.3 below; and
15.2.3 that each person depicted in any Submission (if any) has provided you with express consent to use the Submission as envisaged in these Terms.
15.3 Notwithstanding any other provision within these Terms, by making a Submission you retain all ownership rights in the Submission, and grant:
15.3.1 to us, a worldwide, non-exclusive, royalty-free, irrevocable, transferable licence (with rights to sub-license) to reproduce, adapt, translate, reformat, display and/or distribute any such Submission (including, but not limited to, for promoting the Website and/or making the Submission available to other users of the Website) without acknowledging the source; and
15.3.2 to any user of the Website, a worldwide, non-exclusive, royalty-free, irrevocable, licence to access your Submission through the Website, and to use, reproduce, display such Submission to the extent as permitted by the Website functionality and these Terms.
15.4 You understand and acknowledge that no sum (including compensation) will be paid to you with respect to the use of your Submission and that we shall be under no obligation to use all or part of the Submission either on the Website or for any other reason.
15.5 If you do not want to grant us the permission set out above on these Terms, please do not submit or share your contribution as a Submission on The Kop Area.
16 Rules in The Kop Area
16.1 We want all users to be able to access The Kop Area and communicate with each other safely. In order for this to be possible, we have set out some rules in this clause 16, that all users must agree to and comply with, as part of these Terms. We expect you to respect other users' rights and comply fully with these Terms at all times, particularly in relation to any Submissions that you make.
16.2 To the extent that we are notified of or become aware that you have made a Submission that is in breach of these Terms, we will delete or amend it and we reserve the right to remove your Submission from The Kop Area and/or terminate your Website Account without notification, either temporarily or permanently, and to take any other action we consider appropriate, including legal action.
16.3 You agree that the following behaviour (or anything similar) in relation to any Submission is not acceptable, and you agree not to engage in any conduct throughout The Kop Area that:
16.3.1 is unlawful, offensive obscene, threatening, abusive, harassing, deceptive, fraudulent, libellous, defamatory, tortious, invasive of another person's privacy or contains explicit or graphic descriptions of a sexual nature;
16.3.2 victimises, degrades, or intimidates or expresses hatred towards another individual or group of individuals on the basis of race, ethnicity, age, gender, disability, religion or sexual orientation;
16.3.3 encourages conduct that would constitute a criminal offence, or that gives rise to civil liability;
16.3.4 that may cause any liability for us or our group companies;
16.3.5 breaches any third party's rights including, without limitation, copyright, patent rights, trade mark rights, performer's rights or rights of confidence;
16.3.6 involves the posting of personal information including user telephone numbers, email addresses or home addresses, confidential of personal information about any third party;
16.3.7 impersonates any person or entity, including us or our employees;
16.3.8 is likely to disrupt, damage or impair the functioning, stability or security of our Website, server or network;
16.3.9 involves the use of this Website for commercial purposes including the promotion and/or sale of any goods or services (including stocks, shares, financial services or pyramid schemes); or
16.3.10 involves the posting of messages in a language other than English.
17 Monitoring Submissions
17.1 We reserve the right to, but you acknowledge that we are not under any obligation to monitor or review The Kop Area and you agree that you are entirely responsible for all Submissions that you (or a third party using your Website Account) makes available on The Kop Area.
17.2 Notwithstanding clause 17.1, we may use an external moderator and also a small team of volunteer moderators for limited periods each day, in order to ensure that all users comply with these Terms. Please appreciate that this moderation service is provided for your safety and the continued use of The Kop Area, so please help to minimise the workload of these moderators by complying with these Terms and reporting any Submissions that offend you or infringe other party's rights.
17.3 We reserve the right to edit, delete or remove without notification any Submission in The Kop Area that in our reasonable opinion fails to comply with these Terms. Furthermore we reserve the right to edit, delete or remove without notification any Submission that in our reasonable opinion might infringe a third party's rights, or detract from the Website or in any way bring it, us or our name into disrepute.
17.4 If you think that any Submission, or you receive any communication in The Kop Area that does not comply with these Terms or that you consider are inappropriate, offensive, infringes your or anybody else's rights, then please contact us immediately by using the ‘Report Abuse’ or ‘Report Post’ links (located within the relevant Submission) or if the report procedure has been used without response within a reasonable timeframe, then please send an email to email@example.com.