Terms & Conditions

Welcome to My Little Black Book. These terms and conditions govern your use of mylittleblackbook.co.uk (the ‘site’), whether as a guest or a registered user. Use of our site includes accessing, browsing and/or registering as a contributor. Please read these terms carefully before you start to use our site. By using our site, you confirm that you accept these terms of use and that you agree to comply with them. If you do not accept these terms, please do not use this site. Using the site implies that you accept these terms.

1. The Site

1.1 Accessing My Little Black Book
Our site is made available to you free of charge. We take all reasonable steps to ensure that the site is available to access at all times, but do not guarantee that our site, or any content on it, will always be available or be uninterrupted. We will not be liable to you if, for any reason, our site is unavailable at any time or for any period. Where possible we will try to give our visitors advance warning of maintenance issues, but shall not be obliged to do so.

1.2 Changes to our site
We may update our site from time to time, and may change the content at any time. However, please note that any of the content on our site may be out of date at any given time and we are under no obligation to update it. We do not guarantee that our site, or any content on it, will be free from errors or omissions.

1.3 Changes to these terms
We may revise these terms of use at any time by amending this page. Please check this page from time to time to take notice of any changes we make.

1.4 Content standards
My Little Black Book will not use offensive and defamatory language or images. We will not knowingly violate legal rights, promote pornographic or potentially discriminatory content. We won’t deceive users and will only ever provide information or comment that is, to the best of our knowledge, appropriate, honest and correct.

1.5 Disclaimer
The content on our site is provided for general information only. It is not intended to amount to advice on which you should rely. Though we take all reasonable steps to ensure that the information on this site is correct, we make no representations, warranties or guarantees, whether express or implied, that the content on our site is correct, complete or up-to-date. We may make changes to the material on this website at any time and without notice.

1.6 Communication
My Little Black Book reserves the right to send electronic mail to those who have expressed an interest in receiving further updates from us.

1.7 Complaints
Any complaints will be treated with the utmost care and attention. Please submit any complaints to hello@mylittleblackbook.co.uk.

1.8 Contact information
For any queries, please visit our contact page or email hello@mylittleblackbook.co.uk with as much detail as possible.

2. The User

2.1 Privacy
My Little Black Book respects the privacy of its users. Please refer to our Privacy Policy, which explains how we collect, use and disclose information that pertains to your privacy. By using our site, you consent to such processing and you warrant that all data provided by you is accurate.

2.2 Your account and password
If you decide to sign up to My Little Black Book, you agree to provide only accurate and complete information. You are solely responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your username and password, and for the activity that occurs on your account. You may never use another user’s account without permission, and must not disclose your account details to any third party.

We have the right to disable any user profile or password at any time if, in our opinion, you have failed to comply with any of the provisions of these terms of use.

If you know or suspect that anyone other than you has access to your user account, you must promptly email us at hello@mylittleblackbook.co.uk.

2.3 Profile information
At the point a user signs up to My Little Black Book, we collect the following information: first name, last name, email address (not displayed in public profile), date of birth (not displayed in public profile), bio, Twitter handle, location (not displayed in public profile), avatar. For more information, please check the Privacy Policy.

2.4 User content
The site allows users to submit articles for publication (pending review), and post content such as profile information, comments, questions, and other information (‘user content’). With the exception of personally identifiable information, the use of which is covered in our Privacy Policy, any material you send or post to this website shall be considered non-proprietary and not confidential. Unless you advise to the contrary, we will be free to copy, disclose, distribute, incorporate and otherwise use such material for any and all purposes. My Little Black Book has the right (but not the obligation) in its sole discretion to remove, edit and/or share any user content that is shared on the site.

2.5 User conduct
When using this site, you shall not contribute, post or send any material:

– for which you have not obtained all necessary consents;
– that is discriminatory, obscene, pornographic, defamatory, liable to incite racial hatred, in breach of confidentiality or privacy, which may cause annoyance or inconvenience to others, which encourages or constitutes conduct that would be deemed a criminal offence, give rise to a civil liability or otherwise is contrary to the law in the United Kingdom;
– which is harmful in nature including, and without limitation, computer viruses, Trojan horses, corrupted data or other potentially harmful software or data.

My Little Black Book reserves the right, but is not obligated, to reject and/or remove any user content that the site believes, in our sole discretion, violates these provisions.

2.6 Sharing policy
You are authorised to share content you discover on My Little Black Book via third party social media sites including but not limited to Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, Pinterest, Instagram, Google+, LinkedIn.

3. Limitations of our Liability

3.1 Exclusion of Liability
Nothing in these terms of use excludes any liability that cannot be excluded or limited by English law. To the extent permitted by law, we exclude all conditions, warranties, representations or other terms which may apply to our site or any content on it, whether express or implied. We will not be liable to any user for any loss or damage, whether in contract, tort (including negligence), breach of statutory duty, or otherwise, even if foreseeable, arising under or in connection with:

  • use of, or inability to use, our site; or
  • use of or reliance on any content displayed on our site.

If you are a business user, please note that in particular we will not be liable for:

  • loss of profits, sales, business, or revenue;
  • business interruption;
  • loss of anticipated savings;
  • loss of business opportunity, goodwill or reputation; or
  • any indirect or consequential loss or damage.

If you are a consumer user, please note that we only provide our site for domestic and private use. You agree not to use our site for any commercial or business purposes, and we have no liability to you for any loss of profit, loss of business, business interruption, or loss of business opportunity.

We will not be liable for any loss or damage caused by a virus, distributed denial-of-service attack, or other technologically harmful material that may infect your computer equipment, computer programs, data or other proprietary material due to your use of our site or to your downloading of any content on it, or on any website linked to it.

We assume no responsibility for the content of websites linked on our site. Such links should not be interpreted as endorsement by us of those linked websites. We will not be liable for any loss or damage that may arise from your use of them.

3.2 Links to other websites
Any links to third party websites located on this site are provided for your convenience only. We have not reviewed each third party website and have no responsibility for such third party websites or their content. We do not endorse the third party websites or make representations about them or any material contained in them. If you choose to access a third party website linked to from this site, it is at your own risk.

3.3 Linking to our site
You may link to our homepage, 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 on our part where none exists. You must not establish a link to our site in any website that is not owned by you, nor should you misrepresent your relationship with us or present any false information about us

If you wish to make any use of content on our site other than that set out above, please email hello@mylittleblackbook.co.uk.

3.4 Copyright
Content on My Little Black Book will never knowingly infringe any copyright or licensing agreements with third parties. Any content commissioned for My Little Black Book has been done so in good faith, with explicit usage rights agreed upfront.

3.5 Intellectual property rights
We are the owner or the licensee of all intellectual property rights in our site, and in the material published on it. Those works are protected by copyright laws and treaties around the world. All such rights are reserved.

You may print off one copy, and may download extracts, of any page(s) from our site for your personal use and you may draw the attention of others within your organisation to content posted on our site.

You must not modify the paper or digital copies of any materials you have printed off or downloaded in any way, and you must not use any illustrations, photographs, video or audio sequences or any graphics separately from any accompanying text. You must not use any part of the content on our site for commercial purposes without obtaining a licence from us to do so.

Our status, and that of any identified contributors as the authors of content on our site, must always be acknowledged.

4. Advertising

4.1 Brand partnerships
My Little Black Book reserves the right to publish carefully curated advertising from third parties in the form of images and text. Advertising brand partners will be carefully selected with the intention of being relevant and appropriate to the site’s content and audience. Although we will never set out to shock or offend our audience, we do not accept responsibility for the imagery or copy created by the brand and used within these ads.

If you wish to advertise with My Little Black Book, please email advertise@mylittleblackbook.co.uk.

If you wish to make a complaint about advertising you have seen on the site, please email hello@mylittleblackbook.co.uk.

4.2 Sponsored content
Any content on My Little Black Book which has been sponsored by third party brands will be clearly identified. Content brand partnerships will be carefully selected with the intention of being relevant and appropriate to the site’s content and audience. We won’t deceive users and will only ever provide information or comment that is to the best of our knowledge honest and correct.