Terms and Conditions
Welcome to www.GreatAunt.co.uk.
Before you start using our site, we ask that you take a moment to read the following carefully.
Terms and conditions are essential for your safety and good for your soul.
Although there is nothing written below that is especially different or new, it is always important to check the intricacies of a new site before you use it.
our content promise
We only ever write about and share the things we genuinely love, whether it is an awesome gift we've spotted, a great tip from an expert we trust or fantastic ideas that we know will help other aunts and godmothers.
On the occasions when we do write in partnership with another company, we always clearly mark the article.
GreatAunt.co.uk is a great idea and also a good business. We are proud to be open and honest about how we make the revenue that we need to run our free-to-use, membership free website.
Besides display advertising and the occasional paid for sponsorships, we also sometimes get paid a commission if you purchase a product or service that we link to in our content. Let's say we recommend a book and include a link so that you can find it on Amazon. If you then buy it, GreatAunt.co.uk might get a few pence commission from the sale as a thank you from Amazon.
Our team write all the articles and add in the links then we use two trustworthy companies - Skimlinks and Affiliate Window - to calculate the affiliate side of things by collecting cookies and keeping tabs on commissions.
If you have any questions about this or anything else below, please do send us and email and ask firstname.lastname@example.org
Remember: the only stupid question is an unasked question!
first things first
www.GreatAunt.co.uk ("Great Aunt, we, our, us, the site, this site") is a website operated by Great Aunt Limited a company registered in England and Wales under company number 07167339, registered office 2nd Floor, 145-157 St John Street, London EC1V 4PY. Please do NOT send correspondence to this address. Email email@example.com for the best postal address.
In other words, if you don't like any element of the next 2,367 words, please do not use our site!
If you are using GreatAunt.co.uk it means that you recognise that:
You must only use this site for lawful purposes and must never use the site;
access to the site
Every effort is made to keep the website up and running smoothly.
We don't promise that your access to our site, or its content will be delivered uninterrupted, timely or error-free, or that the site will be free from viruses or other harmful properties. It is your responsibility to implement satisfactory safeguards and procedures to make sure any files you obtain through our site are free from such contaminations or other harmful properties.
Great Aunt takes no responsibility for, and will not be liable for, the website being temporarily unavailable due to technical issues beyond our control. If the need arises, we may suspend access to our site, or close it indefinitely.
disclaimer of warranties
This site is provided on an "as is" basis and we do not provide any warranty or guarantee as to the accuracy, timeliness, performance, completeness or suitability of the information and materials found or offered on this website for any particular purpose.
Your use of any information or materials on this website is entirely at your own risk, for which we shall not be liable. It shall be your own responsibility to ensure that any products, services or information available through this website meet your specific requirements.
limitation of liability
The content on Great Aunt (including without limitation, advice and recommendations) is provided by us for your general information and inspiration only and does not constitute professional advice on any subject matter.
Neither Great Aunt Ltd nor any of its employees, Directors or other representatives will be liable for loss or damage arising out of or in connection with any visitor's use of this site or any information contained within it.
This includes any liability without limitation for damages of any kind such as; loss of income or revenue; loss of business; loss of profits or contracts; loss of anticipated savings; loss of data; loss of goodwill; loss of life; wasted management or office time; claims of third parties; and for any other loss or damage of any kind, however arising even if foreseeable.
about what we write
Our mission is to publish information and inspiration to help women have the best possible relationships with the children in their lives.
Whilst we publish everything in good faith, you should never rely on any information within our site without following it up with your own research and taking professional advice wherever you can.
We like to keep our articles short and to the point so offer links to relevant charities, Government scheme or dedicated websites that will give you more detailed information on a subject. We regularly feature articles and advice from experts, however we cannot be held responsible for damages caused by the way you choose to use that advice (see limitation of liability).
All of the information contained in or made available through the site cannot replace or substitute the services of trained professionals in any field, especially, but not limited to, child related, financial, medical, or legal matters.
about how we write it
We're very mindful about what we write and adhere to the following guidelines:
Contributions must not:
no one is perfect
We're only human and by using the site you must acknowledge that the information and materials on Great Aunt may contain inaccuracies or errors. We expressly exclude liability for any such inaccuracies or errors to the fullest extent permitted by law.
The internet has an infinite memory so any of the material on our site may be out of date at any given time, and we are under no obligation to update such material.
links to other websites
Through this website you are able to link to other websites which are not under the control of Great Aunt such as partners, suppliers, advertisers and affiliates. If you follow a link to any of these websites, please note that we have no control over the contents, nature or availability of these sites and resources, and accept no responsibility for them or for any loss or damage that may arise from your use of them.
The site contains various ways for you to interact with other users and submit your thoughts and ideas. Whenever you make use of a feature that allows you to upload material to our site you alone are responsible for the content of your submissions and any consequences arising. We will review and delete any submissions that might be offensive, illegal, or harm the safety of or violate the rights of other users.
Any material you upload to our site will be considered non-confidential and non-proprietary, and we have the right to use, copy, distribute and disclose to third parties any such material for any purpose. We have the right to remove any material or posting you make on our site if, in our opinion, such material does not comply with the content standards set out in our acceptable use policy.
We have the right to remove any material or posting you make on our site if, in our opinion, such material does not comply with the content standards set out in our acceptable use policy.
To improve the service to our users, we take full advantage of all of the popular third party Social Media networking sites such as Facebook and Twitter.
If you decide to interact with Great Aunt via these sites it is your responsibility to read and adhere to their separate terms and conditions of use.
We have the right to remove anything that you have posted on our Twitter and Facebook pages that we deem irresponsible or inappropriate and, where necessary, suspend your access to our pages and report your behaviour.
For further guidelines about using social media safely and responsibly, please click here.
From time to time Great Aunt will run competitions, free prize draws and promotions on this website.
These competitions are open to UK and Eire residents only. Entrants must be at least 18 years of age. All qualifying entrants who answer the question correctly will be placed in a free prize draw. Winners will be notified within 28 days of the draw taking place. The judges' decision is final. There is no cash alternative to the prize. Details of winners will be available upon written request.
We've worked blooming hard to create this site and have dedicated ourselves to growing it.
We ask that you respect all of our hard work, dedication, passion and time by not reproducing, duplicating, copying, redistributing or re-selling any part of them for commercial or personal gain.
This website and its content (including all photographs and images) are copyright of Great Aunt © all rights reserved. This includes, but is not limited to, the design, layout, look, appearance and graphics.
We are happy for you to print and or download information for your personal use in your endeavours to become a "Great Aunt". If you do share information amongst your friends and family, please let them know that the information came from us.
You may not, except with our express written permission, distribute or commercially exploit the content, nor may you transmit or store it in any other website. If you wish to make any use of material on our site other than that set out above, please address your request to firstname.lastname@example.org.
GreatAunt.co.uk, the Great Aunt logo, devices and design of www.GreatAunt.co.uk are Trade Marks of Great Aunt Ltd.
how we pay for all of this
Great Aunt is a great idea and also a good business.
The costs associated with running our website are paid for by banner advertising and through affiliate links that take you to products we love.
Affiliate links are the ones that take you directly or indirectly to a product provider and if we are lucky we get a few pence as a consequence of you clicking through to their site or a small percentage of what products you purchase from them. We will only ever recommend things that we think are genuinely fabulous and we will only ever work with companies that we respect.
Great Aunt directors and contributors are never paid for our opinions although sometimes we receive products to review or get invited to events we don't pay for. We always disclose when this has happened and our reviews are just as honest regardless.
watch this space
Great Aunt is a new and growing business and we have big dreams and grand plans.
As such we may need to change this policy in the future by updating this page. Please check back from time to time to ensure that you are happy with any changes. This policy is effective from April 2010.
These Terms and Conditions shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of England and any dispute shall be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English courts.
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