Terms of Use


These Terms apply whenever you use our website at thebigideacompetition.co.uk and/or any of our other online or mobile products, content and services (collectively, the “Site”), as operated from time to time by or for The Big Idea Competition Limited (“BIC”, “we”, “us” or “our”).

By continuing to use the Site, you indicate your agreement to be bound by these terms of use, which include our Privacy Policy, our Cookies Policy and our rules for any competition or other promotion run by us from time to time (“Competition”) (along with all other documents referred to in them) (the “Terms”). Together, these constitute the entire agreement between you and BIC in relation to your use of the Site and entry into any Competition. If you do not agree to the Terms, please do not use the Site or enter any Competition.





1.1 Definitions

In these Terms (in addition to the definitions given above):

Content” means any and all content accessible on or via the Site (including text, applications, video and/or audio content, graphics, designs, photographs, trade marks, data, information, ideas, communications, adverts, links, compilations and other material, as well as their selection and arrangement), excluding any User Content (as defined below); and

User” means any end user of the Site.

In these Terms, any reference to “including”, “other”, “for example” or any similar words is without limitation.

1.2 Use of the Site

The Site is provided and operated by or for The Big Idea Competition Limited, a company registered in England and Wales (company number 8667286), whose registered office is at 5th Floor, 89 New Bond Street, London W1S 1DA, United Kingdom.

The Site is maintained, controlled and operated by us from or via our facilities in the United Kingdom. We make no representation that the Site or the Content is appropriate or available for use in any other country.

Access to the Site is permitted on a temporary basis, and we reserve the right to withdraw or modify any part of the Site with or without notice. At our discretion we may notify you at your email address as supplied to us.

We do not guarantee that the Site will be available at any particular time or for any period of time. From time to time, we may restrict access to all or part of the Site.

When using the Site, you must at all times comply with these Terms. You are responsible for making all arrangements necessary for you to have access to the Site and for all connection and other charges incurred in using the Site. You are also responsible for ensuring that all persons who access the Site through your internet connection are aware of these Terms, and that they comply with them.

1.3 Children

We ask parents and guardians of children under the age of 18 (minors) to pay special attention to the online activities of their children and to read these Terms carefully. In particular, parents and guardians should specifically make children under their care aware of the rules on User conduct and acceptable use under section 1.5 of these Terms.

We ask parents or guardians to supervise their children’s use of the Site. The Site is not directed to children under the age of 13, and we shall not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from anyone under 13. No information should be submitted or posted to or on the Site by anyone under the age of 13.

1.4 Proprietary rights

1.4.1 Content. With the sole exception of User Content (as defined below), all copyright, trade marks (registered or unregistered), database rights and other intellectual property rights in and to the Site and the Content are exclusively owned by BIC, its affiliates or its licensors. All rights are reserved.

No Content may be modified, copied, distributed, framed, reproduced, republished, downloaded, scraped, displayed, posted, transmitted or sold in any form or by any means (in whole or in part) without our prior written permission. We grant you a limited licence to access and use the Site and to download or print any page of the Site to which you have properly gained lawful access solely for your personal, non-commercial reference, as long as you keep all copyright or other proprietary notices intact.

Except as specifically authorised in these Terms or separately permitted in writing by us, any use of the Site or the Content is strictly prohibited. Unauthorised use may also violate applicable laws (such as copyright laws).

Any licence granted to you under these Terms is revocable at any time by BIC. All moral rights of the respective authors of any Content are hereby asserted.

1.4.2 User Content. In these Terms "User Content" means any and all content that you (or any other User(s) on your behalf) submit, post, upload, publish, display, transmit, share, store or otherwise make available on, via or in connection with the Site and/or any Competition. (collectively, "post"). For the avoidance of doubt any and all content that you submit, post, upload, publish, display, transmit, share, store or otherwise submit via or in connection with a Competition submission form (a copy of which is/will be made available on the Site) (the “Submission Form”) shall be subject to the terms contained in that Submission Form and or the rules of the Competition.

You grant us an exclusive, worldwide, perpetual, payment-free and transferable licence (with the right to grant sub-licences) to use, reproduce, publicly display, edit, modify, translate, disclose, communicate, broadcast, distribute and format in any manner we choose all or any part of any User Content via the Site. To the fullest extent permitted by law, you irrevocably waive, and agree not to assert, any so-called "moral rights" that you may have in any User Content.

You are solely responsible and liable for the content, accuracy, completeness and legality of User Content. Accordingly, you warrant and undertake to us that: (a) you have the full legal right to post any User Content and to grant to us the rights in such User Content specified in these Terms; and (b) no User Content does or will violate or infringe any third-party rights (including copyright, trade marks and/or privacy rights) or contain defamatory or otherwise unlawful material.

Where permitted by you or required by a court or other competent authority or permitted by law, we may disclose your identity to any third party claiming that any User Content constitutes a violation of such third party’s rights.

We are under no obligation to keep secure or to store any User Content for any period of time and shall have no liability to you for any damage, loss, liability, cost or expense incurred by you as a result of the loss or deletion of any User Content. You are solely responsible for creating any back-up copies of any User Content.

1.5 User conduct and acceptable use

1.5.1 User responsibility. You accept that you are personally responsible for your use of the Site and for all of your communication and activity on or via the Site (including any User Content).

1.5.2 Interactive Services. You also accept that we may provide interactive services to Users ("Interactive Services"), which may include the ability to comment on blogs. You accept that we may (but need not) review the Site and delete or remove any User Content at our discretion, including User Content that, in our judgement, might be offensive or illegal, or might violate the rights (or harm or threaten the safety) of Users or others.

1.5.3 Moderation. While we reserve the right to moderate the use of the Site, we are under no obligation to oversee, monitor or moderate any Interactive Service or User Content.

1.5.4 Complaints. WE ACCEPT NO LIABILITY FOR ANY FAILURE TO REMOVE (OR DELAY IN REMOVING) ANY CONTENT. You may, however, make complaints by written notice to The Big Idea Competition Limited at 5th Floor, 89 New Bond Street, London W1S 1DA.

1.5.5 Prohibited use. You must not:

1.5.6 Content standards. Any and all material that you contribute to the Site must be accurate (where stating facts) or genuinely held (where stating opinions) and must in any event comply with the other requirements of this section 1.5 and with any applicable law. We reserve the right to remove any offending User Content from the Site and/or any Competition, to suspend or block your access to the Site and/or any Competition and/or to take such other action as we may believe is reasonably required.

1.6 Your personal information

We shall process information about you in accordance with our Privacy Policy and Cookies Policy. By using the Site, you consent to such processing and you warrant the accuracy of all data provided by you. For further details, please refer to our Privacy Policy and Cookies Policy.


2.1 Limitation of liability

Any information contained in the Site is intended for general information purposes only. We make reasonable efforts to provide information that is accurate at the time of inclusion, but there may be errors or omissions.

Unless and to the extent only that the following exclusions are incapable of exclusion by applicable law, the Site and all its features are used by you at your risk and are provided on an “as is” and “as available” basis without any guarantees, warranties, representations, terms or conditions of any kind (whether express or implied by legislation or operation of law).

To the fullest extent permitted by law:

  1. we disclaim all guarantees, warranties, representations, terms and conditions of any kind (express or implied) in relation to the Site (or any products, content or services made available on or via the Site) and, for example, we do not give any assurance that the Site will be available at all or at any times or that the Site or Content will be error-free, uninterrupted or secure;
  2. neither BIC nor any of its affiliates, licensors, suppliers, successors and assignees or its or their respective officers, employees, agents or contractors (together, the "BIC Parties" and each, a "BIC Party") shall be liable to you for any indirect, special or consequential loss that is suffered or incurred by you in connection with your use of, or inability to use, the Site, and that constitutes wasted management or office time and/or loss of income, business, profits, contracts, anticipated savings, data and/or goodwill; and
  3. in particular, no BIC Party shall be liable for any damage to your equipment or any computer software or system or loss of data or of other content that may result from the download, installation and/or use of any material or software accessed via or for use of the Site, nor does any BIC Party endorse, warrant or guarantee any third-party product, content or service offered via the Site, nor will any BIC Party be a party to (or in any way be responsible for monitoring) any transaction between you and third-party providers of products, content or services.

Despite the above:

  1. Some jurisdictions may not allow the exclusion or limitation of certain guarantees, warranties, representations, terms or conditions. Where that is the case (and to such extent), the exclusions and limitations of liability in these Terms may not apply to you.
  2. Nothing in these Terms in any way limits any BIC Party’s liability to you for: (A) death or personal injury caused by our negligence; (B) fraud or fraudulent misrepresentation; (C) any deliberate repudiatory breaches of these Terms by such BIC Party; (D) any loss or damage (whether financial or otherwise) that is a direct and foreseeable result of any breach of these Terms on such BIC Party’s part; (E) any breach by such BIC Party of any provisions implied into these Terms by applicable law; and/or (F) any other liability (such as gross negligence or wilful misconduct) to the extent that such liability cannot be excluded or limited under applicable law.
  3. NOTHING IN THESE TERMS AFFECTS YOUR RIGHTS AS A CONSUMER UNDER LAW. If you would like information on such rights, you should contact your local trading standards service or citizens' advice bureau.
  4. 2.2 Other services

    2.2.1 Third-party services. No BIC Party is responsible or liable for any products, content or services provided by or for third parties via or in connection with the Site (or any technical or other issues that may arise from such provision). We have no control over third-party products, content or services and make no assurances of any kind about them.

    2.2.2 Links. No BIC Party is responsible for any links to third-party sites (or pages or content of or made available via any such third-party site) that may be provided on the Site by us or by any user of the Site. Such links do not constitute endorsements by any BIC Party. We have no control over the content of linked sites and make no assurances of any kind about third-party sites.

    You may link to the home page of the Site only, as long as you do so in a way that is fair and legal and does not damage our reputation or take advantage of it, but you must not establish a link in such a way as to suggest any form of association, approval or endorsement on our part where none exists.

    You must not establish a link from any website that is not owned by you. The Site must not be framed on any other website, nor may you create a link to any part of the Site other than the home page. We reserve the right to withdraw linking permission without notice. The website from which you are linking must comply in all respects with the content standards set out in these Terms.

    2.3 Competitions

    From time to time we run Competitions via the Site. These will be subject to additional rules, terms and/or conditions that will be made known to you at the relevant time.

    2.4 Suspension and termination

    We may, at our discretion, suspend or terminate the provision of any part of the Site or restrict your access to it without any prior notice to you where, for example: (a) we reasonably consider that you are acting in breach of any of these Terms; (b) there is a regulatory or statutory change limiting our ability to provide such part of the Site; and/or (c) any event beyond our reasonable control prevents us from continuing to provide such part of the Site (such as technical difficulties or communications failures).

    2.5 Changes to these Terms

    We reserve the right to make changes to any part of the Site and/or to these Terms from time to time. We shall notify you of any changes to these Terms by posting the modified Terms on the Site (including the date on which these Terms were last modified). If you use the Site after we have posted such changes, you will, by continuing to use the Site, be agreeing to be bound by the modified Terms. If you do not agree to be bound by the modified Terms, you should not continue to use the Site.

    2.6 Miscellaneous

    Assignability. You may not assign, sub-license or otherwise dispose of any of your rights under these Terms.

    Entire agreement. These Terms (including all provisions incorporated by reference in these Terms) contain the entire agreement, and supersede any previous agreement (whether oral or written), between BIC and you in relation to the subject-matter of these Terms. Nothing in these Terms shall limit or exclude any liability for fraud.

    Prevalence. You may be asked to agree additional terms and conditions before entering the Competition (e.g. when you submit your Submission Form) (the “Competition Terms”). To the extent that there is any inconsistency between these Terms and any such Competition Terms, the Competition Terms will prevail.

    Third-party rights. These Terms do not confer any rights or remedies on any person other than the parties to these Terms, except that any BIC Party may enforce any right or remedy expressly conferred on such BIC Party under these Terms.

    Non-waiver. Failure to insist on strict performance of, or to exercise any right or remedy under, these Terms shall not constitute a waiver of that right or remedy and shall not relieve the defaulting party from compliance with such party’s obligations.

    Severability. If any provision(s) of these Terms is found to be invalid, unlawful or unenforceable by any court or other authority of competent jurisdiction, the remaining provisions will continue to be valid, lawful and enforceable to the fullest extent permitted by law.

    Governing law and jurisdiction. Except to the extent otherwise required by applicable law (for example, to give effect to your rights as a consumer under the law of the country in which you are resident), these Terms and any related dispute or claim (contractual or non-contractual) shall be governed by, and interpreted in accordance with, English law and subject to the non-exclusive jurisdiction of the English courts. We reserve the right to bring any action in any other court of competent jurisdiction.

    2.7 Contact us

    If you have any queries on these Terms or our products, content or services, please contact our support service by post to The Big Idea Competition Limited at 5th Floor, 89 New Bond Street, London W1S 1DA.

    Last modified: 16 November 2017