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Terms of Use

This document (together with any other documents referred to in it) sets out the terms of use for www.penguin.co.uk (the “site”).  

Please read these terms of use carefully because, 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 agree to these terms of use, you must not use our site.

You are responsible for ensuring that anyone who access our site through your internet connection are aware of these terms of use and other applicable terms and conditions, and that they comply with them.

Other applicable terms

The following additional terms also apply to your use of our site and are incorporated into these terms by reference:

  • Our Privacy Policy , which sets out the terms on which we process any personal data we collect from you, or that you provide to us. By using our site, you consent to such processing and you warrant that all data provided by you is accurate.
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About us

This site is owned and operated by Penguin Books Limited and The Random House Group Limited ("We"). We are registered in England and Wales under company number 00861590 and have our registered office at 80 Strand, London, WC2R 0RL.

Intellectual property rights

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For books published by Penguin or any of its companies or imprints: 

 

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Penguin Books Limited

80 Strand

London 

WC2R 0RL

 

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Group Communications

Penguin Books Limited

80 Strand

London 

WC2R 0RL

 

If you use any part of our site in breach of these terms of use, any rights that you may have to use our site or any of its content will cease immediately and you must, at our option, return or destroy any copies of the materials you have made.

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The content on our site is provided for general information only. It is not intended to amount to advice on which you should rely. Although we make reasonable efforts to update the information on our site, we make no representations, warranties or guarantees, whether express or implied, that the content on our site is accurate, complete or up-to-date.

We do not guarantee that our site, or any content on it, will be free from errors or omissions.

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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.

Linking to our site

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.

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.

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We reserve the right to withdraw linking permission without notice.

Third party links and resources in our site

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We have no control over the contents of those sites or resources.

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.

Viruses

We do not guarantee that our site will be secure or free from bugs or viruses.

You must not misuse our site by knowingly introducing viruses, trojans, worms, logic bombs or other material which 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.

Limitation of our liability

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

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.

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 made, as they are binding on you. 

Applicable law

These terms of use, its subject matter and its formation (and any non-contractual disputes or claims) are governed by English law. We both agree to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of England and Wales.

Contact us

To contact us, please write to us at 

Group Communications

Penguin Books Limited

80 Strand

London 

WC2R 0RL

 

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Last updated: 7 December 2015