User content permissions

BCS may now or in the future permit users to post, upload, transmit through, or otherwise make available on the site (collectively, "submit") messages, text, illustrations, files, images, graphics, photos, comments, sounds, music, videos, information, content, and / or other materials ("User Content"). BCS has the right to publish, edit or reject any User Content for any purpose whatsoever, unless we have specifically agreed otherwise in writing prior to submission.

By submitting User Content to BCS, you automatically grant to BCS a worldwide, fully-paid, royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable, non-exclusive, fully sublicensable, and transferable right and license to use, record, sell, lease, reproduce, distribute, create derivative works based upon (including, without limitation, translations), publicly display, publicly perform, transmit, publish and otherwise exploit the User Content (in whole or in part) as BCS, in its sole discretion, deems appropriate. BCS may exercise this grant in any format, media or technology now known or later developed for the full term of any copyright that may exist in such User Content.

Subject to the rights and license you grant to BCS under these Terms of Use, you retain all your rights, title and interest in your User Content submissions. This means that copyright in your User Content will remain with you and that you can continue to use the material in any way, including allowing others to use it.

You agree that you will not submit any User Content protected by copyright, trademark, patent, trade secret, moral right, or other intellectual property, personal, contractual, proprietary or other right owned by a third party without the express permission of the owner of the respective right. You are solely liable for any damage resulting from your failure to obtain such permission or from any other harm resulting from User Content that you submit. You represent, warrant, and covenant that you will not submit any User Content that:

  • violates or infringes in any way upon the rights of others, including, but not limited to, any copyright, trademark, moral right, or other third party right of any person or entity;
  • impersonates another or is unlawful, threatening, abusive, libelous, defamatory, invasive of privacy or publicity rights, obscene, harassing or otherwise objectionable;
  • contains a formula, instruction, or advice that could cause harm or injury;
  • the licensed use by BCS hereunder would result in us having any obligation or liability to any party.

BCS relies on you to present us with User Content that contains accurate and factual material. BCS assumes no responsibility for the accuracy of information provided.

Notwithstanding the foregoing, you waive any and all claims you may now or later have in any jurisdiction to so-called "moral rights" or rights of "droit moral" with respect to the User Content.

BCS reserves the right to use your User Content and promotional purposes.

Data protection and information gathering: Our Privacy Policy sets out how BCS uses and protects any information you give us when you use this website. As a rule, we don't disclose any personal information to third parties, unless we have your permission or are specifically required to by law.

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Follow the links for more information on the Terms and Conditions of use of the BCS website (hereafter referred to as the "Terms and Conditions").


It should be noted when reading these Terms and Conditions that:

  1. those who access the website from locations outside of the United Kingdom are responsible for compliance with local laws if and to the extent that local laws are applicable;
  2. failure or delay by BCS to enforce compliance with the Terms and Conditions does not constitute a waiver of the Terms and Conditions;
  3. none of the Terms and Conditions shall be enforceable under Contracts (Rights of Third Parties) Act 1999 by any third party;
  4. any provisions of the Terms and Conditions found to be unlawful, void or unenforceable shall be deemed to be severable from the other provisions of the Terms and Conditions.