1. USE OF THE WEBSITE
1.1 Please read the “Terms” carefully before using the Website. The Terms form the agreement between you and us and govern your use of the Website.
1.2 By using the Website and/or by registering with us, you signify your agreement to be bound by the Terms. Please note that certain parts of the Website and some of the services provided by us, (for example, Author Masterclasses, Resources, or 10 Minute Challenges) (the “Registered Services”), will only be available to registered users (“Subscribers”). Please note that all Terms shall apply to all users of the Website, except for clause 6, which shall apply in addition to Registered Users only. If you do not agree to accept the Terms, you should not use the Website or register to use any of the services available through the Website.
1.3 We reserve the right to change these Terms at any time and you are advised to review the Terms regularly to ensure that you are aware of any changes. Your continued use of the Website after such changes are posted will be deemed agreement on your part to these Terms, as amended.
1.4 Authorfy is concerned about the safety and privacy of all our Users. Please remember that our Website is primarily aimed at children, although should only be accessed via an adult’s account (e.g. their teacher, librarian, parent or guardian). Accordingly, it is your responsibility to determine whether any use of the Website and/or the Registered Services are appropriate for the intended audience.
1.5 The Website is available to the public to browse generally, but we also provide the following specific services on Authorfy which only apply to certain users: viewing author masterclasses, author of the week videos, author intro videos, 10 minute challenge videos, downloading resources, downloading activity packs, downloading extracts, downloading / viewing creative writing club content.
1.6 Users automatically accept responsibility for children and give consent for children to access Authorfy, using their account, upon subscription. This includes acknowledging and agreeing that children are bound to these Terms.
2. INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS
2.1 Copyright and all intellectual property rights in the content of the Website are either owned by or are licensed to Authorfy Limited and are protected by such rights including, without limitation, by copyright and under trademark laws. Except as specifically provided in Clause 2.3, no part of this Website may be copied, reproduced, republished, uploaded, posted, transmitted or distributed, in any form, and/or for any other purpose. Use of the Website content for any other purposes other than as allowed in these Terms and any modification, alteration or adaptation of the content is an infringement of intellectual property rights of Authorfy and may infringe the rights of third parties.
2.2 No part of the Website may be reproduced on or stored in any other website or networked computer environment or included in any public or private electronic retrieval system or service without Authorfy’s prior written permission.
2.3 Where indicated, materials on the Website may be printed in hard copy or a single copy downloaded to a single personal computer providing:
2.3.1 such copy is used only for non-commercial personal or non-commercial educational purposes (including use as teaching aides);
2.3.2 such copy may not be modified, altered or adapted in any way
2.3.3 you must keep intact all copyright and other proprietary notices on any copies made by you.
In order to request permission to reprint any material from the Website (outside of use in accordance with this Clause 2.3), please email: email@example.com
2.4 In the event that you download software from the Website, the software including any files, images incorporated in or generated by the software or any data accompanying the software) (together the “Software”) are licensed to you by Authorfy solely for the purposes set out at Clause 2.3.1. You may not redistribute, sell, decompile, reverse-engineer or disassemble the Software and must comply with the conditions of use set out in these Terms or notified to you in connection with such Software or on any relevant part of this Website.
2.5 Authorfy is a registered trademark and other trademarks and logos shown on the Website are either owned by us, Authorfy Ltd, or a third party. No rights are granted to use any trademarks or logos, which appear on this Website other than as expressly, set out in Clause 2.3 above. For the avoidance of doubt, you may not use any meta tags or any other hidden text utilising Authorfy’s trade marks or its or their affiliates without our prior written permission.
2.6 Under no circumstances shall the use of this Website or the Software grant to any user any interest in the content of the Website, the Software or in any intellectual property rights of Authorfy.
3. ACCESS TO THE WEBSITE
3.1 You are responsible for making all arrangements necessary for you to have access to our Website.
3.2 Access to the Website is permitted on a temporary basis. We reserve the right to terminate your access to the Website or any part of it or to withdraw any of our services at any time, without notice, for any reason (including without limitation any breach of these Terms). From time to time, we may restrict access to some parts of our Website, or to our entire Website and/or to users who have registered with us.
3.3 While Authorfy endeavours to ensure that the Website is normally available 24 hours a day, Authorfy shall not be liable if for any reason the Website is unavailable at any time or for any period.
3.4 Subscriptions / Memberships may not be assigned, sublicensed or otherwise transferred to any third party. This includes allowing other Users to access your account, sharing usernames and passwords, and class-to-class sharing.
3.5 Upon termination of our licence for you to use the Website, you must destroy all materials obtained from Authorfy and all copies thereof, whether in print or downloaded onto a computer.
4. USER CONDUCT
4.1 You agree not to:
4.1.1 use or attempt to use another’s registered account or details without authorisation from Authorfy;
4.1.2 create or use a false identity on the Website;
4.1.3 attempt to probe, scan or test the vulnerability of the Website or any Authorfy system or network or breach or impair or circumvent any security or authentication measures protecting the Website;
4.1.4 use the Website in any unlawful manner or in any manner which could damage, impair, disable or overburden the Website or disobey any requirements, procedures, policies or regulations of networks connected to the Website;
4.1.5 violate any applicable national or international laws or regulations in connection with your use of the Website or related activities;
4.1.6 use the Website in any manner not permitted by these Terms; or
4.1.7 encourage or instruct any other person to do any of the foregoing.
4.2. Users are not permitted to use Authorfy for their own monetary gain, for example, but not limited to, reselling resources. The only exception to this rule is when Teachers, Librarians or Teaching Assistants use Authorfy resources to run a creative writing club or similar. In addition, said after creative writing clubs (or similar) must take place on school premises, be offered solely to students who attend the school in question, and any money charged for students to attend the club must be used to boost school funds. Authorfy is not to be used as a way of increasing an individual’s income and we reserve the right to terminate any Subscriptions without warning when Users are found to be breaking these Terms.
4.2.1 Users are only permitted to use the Authorfy name, logo or branding when advertising school clubs when the following wording is used . . . ‘Club run by the school, resources provided by Authorfy’
4.3 If you become aware of misuse of the Website by any person or any breach of these Terms, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
5.1 User Accounts must be created by an adult. Although the Registered Services are aimed at children, only Parents / Guardians / Teachers or those with a duty of care to said children can register as a Subscriber (for a ‘User Account’). By registering or confirming registration for the Registered Services, you warrant that you are 18 years of age or older and take full responsibility for the online safety and use of the Registered Services, including the children you allow access to Authorfy, using your account. Authorfy reserves the right to terminate your registration without warning if it believes that you are under 18 years of age and/or are not respecting the importance of online safety when allowing children access to Subscriber features.
5.2 Each registration is for a single user only. Authorfy does not permit you to share your user name and password with any other person nor with multiple users on a network.
5.3 In consideration of your access to and use of the Registered Services, you agree to:
5.3.1 provide true, accurate, current and complete information about yourself when filling out our registration form;
5.3.2 maintain and promptly update your registration data to keep it true, accurate, current and complete;
5.3.3 keep any username and password issued to you strictly confidential and ensure that it cannot be used by anyone else to gain access to areas restricted to Registered Users;
5.3.4 be fully responsible for all use of your registration details and for any actions that take place using your registration;
5.3.5 immediately notify Authorfy by email at email@example.com if you have reason to believe that your password and/or username have become known to anyone else, or are being used in an unauthorised manner.
5.4 If Authorfy has reasonable grounds to suspect that any registration information is untrue, inaccurate, not current or incomplete, Authorfy has the right to suspend or terminate your registration, access to and use of the Registered Services. Failure to comply with these Terms in full may result in us withdrawing permission to use the Website.
5.5 Registration is only complete once payment has been received (£30 per year, including VAT). Payments are only accepted via the Authorfy website, using the payment processor, Stripe.
5.5.1 Registrations will auto-renew one year after the User subscribes, when another £30 (including VAT) will be taken for the following year.
5.5.2 It is the User’s responsibility to keep their payment details up-to-date via their profile page. If a payment fails due to expired payment details, the User will have restricted access to the site until they provide updated card details.
5.5.3 Authorfy are unable to process refunds for Users that do not cancel their auto-renew subscription before 24 hours of their account renewal date.
6. MISUSE OF THE WEBSITE
6.1 You must not, nor must you allow any other person, to alter, add to, delete, remove or tamper with this Website or any part of it or indirectly disrupt or interfere (or attempt to disrupt or interfere) with or alter this Website. You must not misuse our Website by knowingly introducing viruses, Trojans, worms, logic bombs or other material, which is malicious or technologically harmful. You must not attempt to gain unauthorised access to our Website, the server on which our Website is stored or any server, computer or database connected to our Website. You must not attack our Website including without limitation via a denial-of-service attack or a distributed denial-of service attack.
6.2 By breaching clause 6.1, you could commit a criminal offence under the Computer Misuse Act 1990. We may report any such breach to the relevant law enforcement authorities and we will co-operate with those authorities by disclosing your identity to them. In the event of such a breach, your right to access and use our Website will cease immediately.
6.3 We will not be liable for any loss or damage caused by a denial-of-service attack, distributed denial-of-service attack, viruses or other technologically harmful material that may infect your computer equipment, computer programs, data or other proprietary material due to your use of our Website or to your downloading any material posted on it, or accessing and/or using any website linked to the Website. We recommend that you take measures to protect the security of your computer including installing anti-virus software onto your computer.
7. INFORMATION ON THE WEBSITE
7.1 Any material posted on our Website is provided on an “as is” basis. It is not intended to amount to advice. We shall have no liability to you or anyone who may be informed of the contents of our Website in the event any party places reliance on any content or other materials on or available via our Website.
7.2 Whilst we reserve the right to change the content of the Website at any time (including amending or withdrawing the Registered Services), material on the Website may be out of date from time to time and we are under no obligation to update such material.
7.3 If you access the Website from outside the UK, you are solely responsible for compliance with any applicable local law.
8.1 This Website contains links to other websites which we consider may be of interest or helpful to you. These links are provided for your convenience only and Authorfy has no control over nor is in any way responsible for the content or availability of such websites. Authorfy therefore does not endorse or make any representations about them, or any material found thereon, or any results that may be obtained from using them. If you decide to access any of the third party websites linked to the Website, you do so entirely at your own risk.
8.2 Authorfy are an Amazon Associate and are part of the Waterstones, Bookshop.org, and Peters Affiliate Programmes, so we may earn a small commission from qualifying purchases if you click-through to their websites from any links on authorfy.com. This will not affect your buying experience or the cost of any products you order.
8.3 You may not link to this Website from any other website without our express written authorisation. Permission for such linking may be requested by sending your name, address, website URL and details of the nature of the website to firstname.lastname@example.org.
9. PROMOTION RULES
9.1 Each promotion is subject to additional terms and conditions which will be featured wherever the promotion is advertised (i.e. on social media). If the additional terms and conditions conflict in any way with the rules stated in this Clause 9, the additional terms and conditions shall prevail. By participating in any promotion, you are deemed to have read and understood the provisions of this Clause 9 and be bound by these rules, together with the specific directions or terms and conditions applicable to the relevant promotion and any terms and conditions of any relevant third party featured on the relevant sections on this Website.
9.2 Any person who is an employee of Authorfy or a relative or member of an employee’s household or any company connected with the promotion or any of their associated companies are not eligible to participate.
9.3 Unless expressly stated for a particular promotion, promotions are restricted to residents of the UK and entrants must be aged 18 or over.
9.4 All decisions of Authorfy and/or the relevant judges will be final and binding and no correspondence will be entered into. Authorfy reserves the right in its reasonable discretion to:
9.4.1 disqualify any entrant whose conduct is contrary to the spirit of the promotion or who Authorfy considers has used improper means (including technical means) to enter and to declare any or all claims or entries based on such conduct as void;
9.4.2 declare void any claims or entries resulting from any publication errors on this Website or where there has been error(s) in any aspect of the preparation for or conduct of the promotion which materially affect the results of the promotion or the number of claimants or the value of claims;
9.4.3 add to or to waive any promotional rules on reasonable notice; and/or
9.4.4 cancel the promotion or any part of it at any stage in the event of circumstances beyond Authorfy’s reasonable control.
9.5 All entries or answers must be received by Authorfy by the closing date specified in the relevant promotion. Authorfy shall take no responsibility for any entries that are illegible, misdirected, lost for technical or other reasons or received after the closing date. No applications will be accepted by agents, in bulk or from third parties.
9.6 Gifts, prizes and other promotional items may not be exchanged, transferred or re-sold and are subject to availability. No cash alternative will be offered. If for any reason an advertised gift, prize or promotional item is unavailable, Authorfy reserves the right in its absolute discretion to substitute a similar gift, prize or promotional item of equivalent or greater value. Only one prize will be awarded per household / school.
9.7 Where applicable, winners will be selected in a random draw from all correct answers received and will be announced on Authorfy’s social media and/or notified within fourteen days after the winners have been ascertained.
9.8 Failure to claim a gift, prize or promotional item by the time or in the manner specified for that particular promotion will make any claim invalid.
9.9 Publicity may be given to promotion winners and winners’ names and images may be published on the Website or other advertising or publicity material published and distributed by or on behalf of Authorfy. Winners must co-operate fully for publicity purposes if so required.
9.10 Entrants are liable for their costs to access telephone, mobile or computer networks.
9.11 Where gifts, prizes or promotional items are to be provided by a third party then the winner/s will be required to complete all appropriate or applicable booking or other formalities direct with such provider and comply with any third party terms and conditions. Authorfy accepts no liability for any promotion by a third party and such third party is responsible for the fulfilment of its promotion.
9.12 For any gift, prize or promotional item involving holidays and/or travel:
9.12.1 Authorfy reserves the right to require written permission from the parent or guardian of any winner who is under the age of 16 and to require such winner to choose as a companion (where relevant) someone aged 18 or over;
9.12.2 all travel, holiday, health or other insurance shall be the responsibility of the prize winner and not Authorfy;
9.12.3 holidays including accommodation and travel are as described. All additional and other expenses including, without limitation, travel to and from airports, connections, additional charges and taxes, are the responsibility of winners;
9.12.4 travel dates may be restricted to certain times of the year;
9.12.5 unless otherwise stated, all travel and holiday prizes must be taken within one year of the closing date of the promotion.
10. LIMITATION OF LIABILITY AND DISCLAIMER
10.1 Authorfy is providing the Website on an “as is” basis and to the fullest extent permissible by law makes no (and expressly excludes all) guarantees, representations (except for fraudulent misrepresentation) or warranties of any kind (express or implied) with respect to the Website and its contents or any websites to which it is linked including, without limitation, warranties as to quality and fitness for purpose.
10.2 Authorfy does not represent or warrant that the information accessible via the Website is accurate, complete, reliable or current nor that the Website will meet particular requirements, or be available, accessible, uninterrupted, timely, secure or operate without error or that it will be free from viruses, worms, trojan horses or other harmful elements.
10.3 Except as specifically set out in these Terms, to the fullest extent permissible by law, neither Authorfy nor any of its affiliates, directors, employees or other representatives will be liable (whether under contract, tort, statute or otherwise howsoever arising) for any of the following losses or damage (whether such losses were foreseeable or not):
10.3.1 losses suffered by third parties;
10.3.2 loss of data;
10.3.3 loss of profit;
10.3.4 loss of revenue;
10.3.5 loss of business or opportunity;
10.3.6 loss of goodwill; or
10.3.7 any indirect, consequential, special or exemplary damages arising from the use of the Website, inability to use the Website, the results of use of the Website, any Website linked to it or any material contained in the Website.
10.4 Authorfy’s total liability to you shall not exceed the amount paid by you, if any, for services or goods supplied to you by Authorfy or £100 whichever is the higher.
10.5 Nothing in these Terms shall exclude or limit Authorfy’s liability for death or personal injury caused by its negligence or for fraud or fraudulent misrepresentation or for any liability which cannot be excluded or limited by law.
You agree to on demand indemnify and keep fully indemnified authorfy against all claims, liabilities, costs, damages or losses we may suffer or incur (including without limitation any legal fees) arising out of or in connection with any breach by you of your obligations under these terms.
12.1 These Terms and your use of the Website (including any services provided through it) shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of England. By using the Website, you accept that any dispute under these Terms or arising out of the use of the Website shall be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English courts to which you submit.
14.1 All disclaimers as set out in the Website and these Terms shall apply to you to the extent allowed by applicable law.
14.2 If for any reason any part of these Terms is deemed to be unenforceable, then that part of the Terms will be severed and this will not affect the validity or enforceability of the remaining terms.
14.3 Any waiver by Authorfy of a breach of any provision of these Terms shall not be deemed to be a waiver of any subsequent breach of any provision.
14.4 A person who is not a party to these Terms has no rights under the Contract (Rights of Third Parties) Act 1999 to enforce any of these Terms, but this clause does not affect a right or remedy of a third party which exists or is available apart from that Act.
14.5 These Terms constitute the entire agreement between you and Authorfy and govern your use of the Website and supersede any prior agreements between you and Authorfy in relation to the Website. You may also be subject to additional terms and conditions that may apply when you participate in any promotions through the Website or use any affiliate services, third party content or third party software.