Welcome to thenewnow.org
Virgin.com Limited (“Virgin.com”) operates http://www.thenewnow.org (the “site”) on its own behalf and Automattic Inc. hosts the site on behalf of the NewNow Collective, UK Registered Company Number 11606881 (“NewNow Collective”) and Virgin Unite, UK Registered Charity Number 297540, owned and operated by the Virgin Foundation (“Virgin Unite“). The NewNow Collective, Virgin.com and Virgin Unite (together “we” or “us”), would ask that you take the time to read these Terms and Conditions carefully. They explain a number of things including, for example, the rules covering your use of this site as well as other information regarding your rights. By using the site, you’ll be confirming that you have read and understood and agree to these Terms and Conditions. These Terms and Conditions may change from time to time and, if they do, the up-to-date version will always be available on this site. We will indicate at the top of these Terms and Conditions when they were last updated.
Please ensure that you check these Terms and Conditions regularly to view any changes which may have been made, because by continuing to use the site after these Terms and Conditions have changed, you will be confirming that you have read and understood, and agreed to be bound by, any revised Terms and Conditions.
Your Information and Privacy
Third Party Content
This site may contain some content which does not come from us, whether such content is posted by users or otherwise comes from anyone other than us (together, “Third Party Content”). This Third Party Content is not approved by us. We have to state that any views expressed in such Third Party Content may not represent our views and that we shall not be responsible or liable for any Third Party Content or for the consequences of the use of it.
We will include on the site Third Party Content that is personal opinion and political or controversial in its nature. These views do not necessarily reflect our views and we cannot accept any responsibility for those views.
We may keep an eye on Third Party Content from time to time but please note that we have no obligation to police it. If we have any concerns, we may remove Third Party Content from the site with or without notice.
If you have any concerns about content appearing on this site, please click here to contact us.
Protecting the online privacy of children is especially important to us. By accessing the site or providing us with any of your personal information, you’ll be representing and warranting that you are 18 or older and that you agree to these Terms and Conditions. If you are under 18 years old, please do not attempt to use the site and do not provide us with your name, contact details or any other information about yourself. If we reasonably believe a user to be under 18, we may need to remove their details provided by them from our site and our records.
Our legal eagles have said that we need to include this paragraph which basically protects Virgin against people suing us for something bad happening:
In using this site you agree to indemnify and hold harmless Virgin Unite, the NewNow Collective and all other Virgin companies, their subsidiaries and holding companies, the subsidiaries of their holding companies and each of their respective officers, directors, shareholders, employees, representatives and agents (and you shall continue to indemnify them and hold them harmless) in respect of all losses, liabilities, costs, claims, damages and demands suffered in connection with your conduct in using the site, your behaviour towards us, other Virgin companies, our and their representatives, other users, any breach of law, any breach of these Terms and Conditions or any breach of any third party’s rights.
All text, graphics, audio, video or image files, content, software, applications and information displayed on this site, and all copyright, trade mark rights, design rights and other intellectual property rights in them (together, the “Proprietary Content”) are the property of the NewNow Collective, Virgin Unite, Virgin.com, other Virgin companies, our users, suppliers or licensors. This includes, without limitation, the organisation and lay-out of the site and the underlying software that is owned by us, other Virgin companies, our users, suppliers or licensors.
By using the site you’re agreeing that Proprietary Content is available for personal use only and that you will not copy, reproduce, publish, distribute or dispose of in any way any Proprietary Content. Neither the Virgin name, The NewNow name nor any other Virgin or NewNow Collective company name, trade mark, logo or design may be used or copied in any manner.
Links to Other Sites
This site contains links to other third party websites and resources, framed content, advertisements or sponsorships provided by third parties.
We reserve the right to remove a link or resources, framed content, advertisements or sponsorships provided by third parties at any time.
When using the site, you may get pop-ups occasionally. We use these for many reasons, like signing up to our newsletters and questionnaires to help us improve our service to you. Pop-up boxes from the site are clearly marked with a heading from the site.
You might also get pop-up boxes from other Virgin companies. Again you should be able to identify these, as they should be marked with a heading from the relevant Virgin company.
You might also get pop-up ads from third parties. These may appear due to software you have installed, deliberately or unknowingly, on your computer. Unfortunately, we cannot control these pop-up boxes because they haven’t come from us.
We do not endorse any website or product which appears in any pop-ups which do not come from this site.
Linking to http://www.thenewnow.org
You may link to our home page, provided you do so in a way that is fair and legal and does not damage our reputation or take advantage of it.
However, 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, establish a link to the site in any website that is not owned by you, frame the site on any other website, or create a link to any part of the site other than the home page.
We do reserve the right to withdraw linking permission without notice.
If you wish to link to or make any use of content on the site other than that set out above, please contact us.
If you have trouble using our website with certain web browsers or other software or if you want to let us know how we can improve accessibility, please let us know by clicking here to contact us. We appreciate your feedback and your suggestions will help us to improve our service to you.
Site information and downtime
This site may be unavailable occasionally for maintenance, updating or otherwise. Where this happens we apologise for any inconvenience caused. However, we shall not be liable for any loss, damages or inconvenience resulting from such unavailability.
We take great care in seeking to present accurate, transparent and useful information to you as a user. However, as an open platform there is content on this site which is not generated by us, for example Third Party Content, as described above. Therefore, we should let you know that information on this site might be out of date, incomplete, contain some errors or be in some way unreliable. Just to be sure, please check any information obtained from this site before acting upon it in any way.
We do not guarantee that our site will be secure or free from bugs or viruses.
You are responsible for configuring your information technology, computer programmes and platform to access our site. You should use your own virus protection software.
You must not misuse our site by knowingly introducing viruses, trojans, worms, logic bombs or other material that is malicious or technologically harmful. You must not attempt to gain unauthorised access to our site, the server on which our site is stored or any server, computer or database connected to our site. You must not attack our site via a denial-of-service attack or a distributed denial-of service attack. By breaching this provision, you would commit a criminal offence under the Computer Misuse Act 1990. We will 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 use our site will cease immediately.
Please note that we may make changes to the site, its functions and services from time to time.
Other Limitation of Liability
It is important to note that using the internet does have its dangers. Our aim is to ensure a fast, reliable and secure service and to protect your personal information. However we cannot take responsibility for:
any breach of security of the site;
any damage, loss or corruption of any data, information or material;
any viruses or other malicious programs that may infect your computer equipment or other property; or
any breach of security by hackers in relation to the site.
The NewNow Collective, Virgin Unite, Virgin.com and the other Virgin companies won’t be liable for any special, indirect, incidental, consequential or economic loss (or for any exemplary or punitive damages) in connection with the use of the site or any other website. The same applies for the employees, officers, directors, representatives and agents of The NewNow Collective, Virgin Unite, Virgin.com and/or the other Virgin companies. This paragraph only applies to the extent that it can in accordance with applicable laws.
Law and Jurisdiction
These Terms and Conditions and any dispute in relation to them are governed by English law and we reserve the right to bring proceedings in the courts in any location, the English courts or whichever forum we feel is appropriate.
As a user, the laws of your location may apply to your online dealings with the site and you may have additional legal rights and/or obligations than those provided under English law. We always recommend that you should seek local legal advice, however we would encourage you to speak to us if you have any concerns to see if they can be resolved.
Other terms — a final word from our lawyers
These Terms and Conditions and the Privacy Policies constitute the entire agreement between you, the user, and us in relation to your use of the site (which includes details on our approach to cookies) and supersede all prior agreements and arrangements between us in relation to your use of the site.
If any provision or part of these Terms and Conditions is or becomes illegal, invalid or unenforceable, the legality, validity and enforceability of all of the other provisions and parts of these Terms and Conditions will not be impaired.
No failure or delay by Virgin.com, the NewNow Collective or Virgin Unite in exercising or enforcing any right, power or remedy which arises under these Terms and Conditions shall operate as a waiver of that or any other right, power or remedy. No waiver by Virgin.com, the NewNow Collective or Virgin Unite shall be effective unless in writing and signed by an authorised representative of Virgin.com, the NewNow Collective or Virgin Unite.
Finally — if in doubt, talk to us
If you have any queries, comments or complaints regarding the site or these Terms and Conditions, just get in touch. You can write to us at:
The NewNow Collective
c/o Virgin Management Limited
The Battleship Building
179 Harrow Road
London W2 6NB
If you have any queries, comments or complaints regarding the websites of any other Virgin companies or the products or services you receive from them, then please contact them directly.