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Terms & Conditions

Welcome to the Virgin Atlantic Blog brought to You by Virgin Atlantic Airways Limited. By visiting or using blog.virgin-atlantic.com (the "Website") You agree to be bound by these terms and conditions. In these terms and conditions: (a) "We", "Our" and "Us" means Virgin Atlantic Airways Limited and their subsidiaries, affiliates, officers, agents, co-branders or other partners, contractors, and employees; and (b) "You" and "Your" refer to the person visiting or using the Website.

1.    Summary of Key Terms

1.1   This document sets out the basis on which You are permitted to use the Website. All of the terms set out below are important and we urge you to read them all carefully. However a summary of some of the most important terms is as follows:

(a)      You are allowed to use the Website.

(b)      You must not use the Website for any illegal purpose or in any way that might infringe the rights of any other person (for example, you must not harass others or submit content that is obscene, indecent or offensive).

(c)      If You upload any User Generated Content to the Website, You will retain ownership of that User Generated Content, but You allow Us to use any User Generated Content that You do submit to the Website (see section 5 below). You must not upload anything that is owned by anybody else or which infringes anybody else? rights or which is illegal, offensive or otherwise objectionable. If You do upload anything of this kind, You must indemnify us for any loss that We suffer as a result.

(d)      Other than the User Generated Content that You submit, the Website is owned by Us and You may only use it for Your own personal and non-commercial purposes.

(e)      The Website is provided "as is" and without any warranty of any kind. We will not be liable to You for Your use of the Website. Please see section 6 below for more information.

(f)      We will only use any personal data about You in accordance with our Privacy Policy.

2.    Access to the Website and content

2.1   The Website and all content, text, images, videos, data, materials and other information available on the Website (the "Content") is provided for Your personal, non-commercial use. You must not use the Website or the Content in any way that conflicts with these terms and conditions and You must not use the Website or the Content in any improper or unlawful manner or in breach of any legislation or licence that applies to You.

2.2   We will endeavour to allow uninterrupted access to the Website, but access to the Website may be suspended, restricted or terminated at any time without notice for any reason. We will not be liable for any loss of Your content, text, images, video etc. where the website is suspended, restricted or terminated.

2.3   We reserve the right to change, modify, substitute or remove without notice any Content on the Website from time to time.

2.4   Without limiting the foregoing, You agree that when accessing, using and / or posting or uploading any content or materials of any kind to the Website, You will not:

(a)      use the Website or any Content for any commercial purpose;

(b)      harass others or disclose personal information about others that could amount to harassment;

(c)      upload files that contain viruses, corrupted files, or any other software or programs that may interfere with or damage the operation of the Website or any other computer;

(d)      impersonate any person or entity, or falsely state or otherwise misrepresent yourself in any way nor permit any other person to use your login to access the Website;

(e)      promote any activity that is illegal;

(f)       use any software or other automated or systematic procedure to extract or harvest Content from the Website; or

(g)      otherwise submit, post or upload any Content or materials or otherwise do anything in breach of the Facebook Terms of Use.

Without limiting any of the foregoing, You also agree to abide to the Facebook Code of Conduct.

2.5   You are responsible for obtaining (at Your own cost) all necessary equipment and telecommunications services required to access and use the Website.

2.6   From time to time We may enable You to purchase Our goods and services through the Website in which case the purchase of any such goods or services shall be subject to separate terms and conditions that will be notified to You prior to making Your purchase.

3.    Data submitted by Users

3.1   We accept no liability for any Content supplied by any User for display on the Website ("User Generated Content") and the limitations in section 6 below (Exclusions of liability) apply.

3.2   The Website includes blog posts that You are able to contribute to. Whilst We encourage You to contribute User Generated Content to the Website You agree that when accessing, using and / or posting or uploading any content or materials of any kind to the Website, You will:

(a)      not submit publish, post, upload, store, distribute or disseminate any confidential, defamatory, offensive, infringing, obscene, indecent, harmful, hateful, threatening or otherwise unlawful or objectionable Content nor use the Website for any chain letters, junk mail, ?pamming?material or any other form of bulk communication;

(b)      only upload or submit User Generated Content to the Website which either You own or which You have the permission of the owner of that material to submit and You must not submit any User Generated Content the intellectual property or other proprietary rights in which are owned by any third party; and

(c)      not submit any User Generated Content which is prohibited by the Data Protection Act 1998 or any other applicable data protection or privacy legislation.

3.3   If You submit User Generated Content for display on the Website You are responsible for ensuring that such User Generated Content is and remains accurate, complete and up to date and that it complies with these terms and conditions.

3.4   You warrant that You have taken all reasonable precautions to ensure that (i) any User Generated Content that You upload or otherwise submit to the Website is free from viruses and anything else which may have a contaminating or destructive effect on any part of the Website or any other technology and (ii) that it complies with these terms and conditions.

3.5   We are not obliged to and do not monitor the User Generated Content submitted to the Website whether by You or any other User of the Website. However, We reserve the right (without limiting Our rights to seek other remedies) at any time to remove without notice any User Generated Content or any other content, information or material placed on the Website that We consider to be in breach of these Terms and Conditions, to constitute a misuse of the Website or which may otherwise be harmful to other Users of the Website.

3.6   You will indemnify and hold Us harmless from any claim or demand, including reasonable legal fees, made by any third party due to or arising (including without limitation, economic loss) suffered by Us arising out of Your failure to observe any of the terms of this condition 4.6.

3.7   If You believe that content displayed on the Website has violated Your copyright or intellectual property rights please contact Us at blogeditor@virgin-atlantic.com setting out details of the allegedly infringing material and the nature of the copyright or other intellectual property right that has been infringed.

4.    Intellectual Property

4.1   Other than any User Generated Content that You submit to the Website, the copyright and all other intellectual property rights in the Content, together with the Website design, text and graphics, and their selection and arrangement, belongs to Us. All rights are reserved. None of this Content may be reproduced or redistributed without Our written permission. You may view, download and print any Content made available to You through the Website provided that such Content:

(a)      may only be used for Your own personal and non-commercial purposes and shall not be reproduced or included in any other work or publication in any medium or otherwise be distributed or sold to any third party;

(b)      may not be modified or altered in any way; and

(c)      You must not remove any copyright or other proprietary notices contained therein.

4.2   These Terms of Use are not intended to prevent You recording in manual form any individual item of Content, or disclosing any individual item of Content, free of charge, to friends or relations for non-commercial purposes provided that You take all reasonable steps to ensure that any person to whom You may disclose that Content complies with these Terms of Use.

4.3   "Virgin Atlantic" is a registered trademark. Other product and company names mentioned on this Website may be the trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective owners.

4.4   You shall retain ownership of all copyright in User Generated Content that You submit to the Website. When You submit User Generated Content to the Website You automatically grant Us a world-wide, non-exclusive, royalty-free, non-terminable licence (including the right to sub-licence to third parties) to Use, communicate to the public, copy, distribute, publish, play, perform and make adaptations or derivative works of such User Generated Content in any manner and for any purpose whatsoever including, without limitation any commercial or advertising purpose.

4.5   You acknowledge that any User Generated Content You submit to any public section of the Website will be available to other Users of the Website. You agree that any other User of the Website shall be entitled to use Your User Generated Content in accordance with these terms and conditions and that We shall not be liable for any other use made of Your User Generated Content by any third party.

5.    Exclusions of liability

5.1   We endeavour to ensure that the Content on the Website is accurate and to correct any errors or omissions as soon as practicable after being notified of them. However, We do not monitor, verify or endorse any Content submitted by third parties for posting on the Website and so We advise You to check any content, materials or information provided to You on the Website as any reliance that You place on the accuracy, completeness, currency or reliability thereof is at Your own risk. You should be aware that such Content may be inaccurate, incomplete or out of date and You should not rely on it. The Website is provided on an "as is" basis and to the extent permitted by applicable law, We disclaim all guarantees, conditions, statements, warranties and representations, whether express or implied, in relation to the Website or the Content (including without limitation any warranty of fitness for a particular purpose, non-infringement or that the Website will be fault free).

5.2   Due to the nature of electronic transmission of data over the internet, and the number of Users by whom data is posted on to the Website, any liability We may have for any losses or claims arising from an inability to access the Website, or from any use of the Website or reliance on the data transmitted Using the Website, is excluded to the fullest extent permissible by law. In no event shall We be liable for any loss of profit, revenues, goodwill, opportunity, business, anticipated savings or other indirect or consequential loss of any kind in contract, tort (including negligence) or otherwise arising out of use of the Website, save where such liability cannot be excluded by law.

5.3   We do not give any warranty that the Website is free from viruses or anything else which may have a harmful effect on any technology.

5.4   Views or expressions of opinion given by any contributor to the Website are their own views. They are not endorsed by Us and are not necessarily shared by Us.

6.    Third party Websites

6.1   The Website contains links to Websites operated by third parties that are not under Our control and are provided to You for Your convenience only. We make no warranties or representations whatsoever about any other Website which You may access through this Site.

6.2   Without limiting the foregoing, these third party Websites are in no way approved, vetted, checked or endorsed by Us and You agree that We shall not be responsible or in any way liable for the content, accuracy, compliance with relevant laws or accessibility of any information, data, advice or statements or for the quality of any products or services available on such Websites. If You choose to access a Website beyond Our control, You do so at Your own risk. In addition, use of any such third party Website will be subject to Your acceptance of additional terms and conditions and a different privacy policy.

6.3   The Website includes advertisements and other promotional Content relating to the goods and services of third parties. We can accept no liability for, and do not give any warranty, guarantee or any other kind of endorsement in respect of, any goods or services provided by third parties. Any goods or services which are not stated to be provided by Us are provided by third parties over whom We do not have control and You should satisfy Yourself that You wish to purchase those goods or services before contracting with that third party. Those third parties will be supplying their goods and services on their own terms and conditions and You should check that You agree to those terms and conditions before placing an order for such goods and services.

6.4   The information provided by Us on the Website is not in any way an invitation or recommendation to buy any goods or services featured and You should seek appropriate independent advice.

7.    Links to the Website

7.1   You may include a link to Our Website on any Website owned and operated by You, provided You do so in a way that is fair and legal and does not damage Our reputation or take advantage of it. You must not establish a link in such a way as to suggest any form of association, approval or endorsement of Your Website by Us without Our prior written consent.

8.    Data protection & Privacy

8.1   We will only use any personal data about You that We collect via the Website or data about Your visits to the Website in accordance with Our Privacy Policy. By Using this Website You agree that We shall be entitled to use Your personal data in accordance with the Privacy Policy.

9.    Termination

9.1   We may remove the Website at any time in Our sole discretion for any reason whatsoever.

9.2   We may terminate Your access to the Website and the services within it without notice if We deem Your actions to be detrimental to Us, Our subscribers or advertisers.

9.3   All disclaimers, indemnities and exclusions in this agreement shall survive termination of this Agreement for any reason.

10.   General

10.1 If any provision of these terms and conditions is held to be unlawful, invalid or unenforceable, that provision shall be deemed severed and the validity and enforceability of the remaining provisions of these terms and conditions shall not be affected.

10.2 We may modify these terms and conditions at any time by publishing the modified terms and conditions on the Website. Any modifications shall take immediate effect after posting on the Website.

11.   Governing law

11.1 These terms and conditions form the entire understanding between Us. They, and any disputes arising out of them (including non-contractual claims or disputes) are subject to English law and to the non-exclusive jurisdiction of the Courts of England and Wales.

12.   About Us

12.1 Virgin Atlantic Airways Limited is a limited company incorporated under the laws of England and Wales with registered number 01600117 and with its registered office at The Office, Manor Royal, Crawley RH10 9NU.

12.2 If You wish to contact us for any purpose in connection with this Website, please do so either by writing to our registered office address or by emailing us at blogeditor@virgin-atlantic.com