Effective Date: 20 December 2023




These terms tell you the rules for using our website (our site).

Who we are and how to contact us is a site operated by GT&I Limited (“We“, “Us”, “Our”). We are registered in England and Wales under company number 7600029 and have our registered office at is based at One, New Street, Wells, Somerset, England, BA5 2LA. Our VAT number is 206557119.

To contact us, please email [email protected]

We are an online portal hosting competitions within the field of design. Our site allows for the uploading and posting of comments, statements, images, information, text, graphics, logos, photographs, moving images, illustrations, sound and other materials, referred to as “User Content.”

By using our site you accept these terms

Your access to and use of our site is subject exclusively to these Terms of Use being agreed to by you, being either (a) a visitor to the site or (b) a registered user of the site, who has completed a profile that has been accepted by us (“Registered User”), with privileges to upload Content for competitions we may host from time to time (subject to separate terms and conditions per competition (“Competition T&Cs”) that we will make available to you as appropriate). The terms “User”, “You” and “Your” refers to a visitor and/or a registered user.

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, you must not use our site.

You represent that you are over the age of 18. We do not permit those under 18 to use the site or Our services.

We recommend that you save/print a copy of these terms for future reference.

There are other terms that may apply to you

These terms of use refer to the following additional terms, which also apply to your use of our site:

We may make changes to these terms

We amend these terms from time to time. Every time you wish to use our site, please check these terms to ensure you understand the terms that apply at that time.

We may make changes to our site

We may update and change our site from time to time to reflect changes to our services, our users’ needs and our business priorities.

We may suspend or withdraw our site

Our site is made available free of charge.

We do not guarantee that our site, or any content on it, will always be available or be uninterrupted. We may suspend or withdraw or restrict the availability of all or any part of our site for business and operational reasons. We will try to give you reasonable notice of any suspension or withdrawal.

You are also responsible for ensuring that all persons 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.

We may transfer this agreement to someone else

We may transfer our rights and obligations under these terms to another organisation. We will always tell you in writing if this happens and we will ensure that the transfer will not affect your rights under the contract.

Registered Users

Access to certain areas of our website is restricted to Registered Users. In order to become a Registered User, you must complete the registration process by providing certain information and setting up a password. You must not use the account, username or password of another Registered User at any time.

You warrant that all the information you provide to us as part of the registration procedure is true, accurate, fair and complete. You acknowledge that we may refuse to permit, or may insist that you change, any username that impersonates another person or breaches the provisions of these terms.

Registered Users will have access to such additional features on our website as we may from time to time determine in our sole discretion. Such additional features may include the facility to view sections of the site available to Registered Users only. We will provide Registered Users with a username and password to enable them to access the restricted areas of our website.

Registered Users are solely responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your password and also for all activities that take place under your account. You agree to ensure that you log off from your account at the end of each session and agree to notify us immediately of any unauthorised use of your account or access to your password. We may disable username and passwords, delete accounts, and delete any information associated with an account, in our sole discretion without notice or explanation.

You must keep your account details safe

If you choose, or you are provided with, a user identification code, password or any other piece of information as part of our security procedures, you must treat such information as confidential. You must not disclose it to any third party.

We have the right to disable any user identification code or password, whether chosen by you or allocated by us, at any time, if in our reasonable 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 knows your user identification code or password, you must promptly notify us at [email protected]

How you may use material on our site

We are the owner or the licensee of all intellectual property rights in our site, and in the material published on it, subject to the intellectual property rights in the User Content described below. 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.

Our status (and that of any identified contributors) as the authors of content on our site must always be acknowledged (except where the content is user-generated).

You must not use any part of the content on our site for commercial purposes without obtaining a licence to do so from us or our licensors.

If you print off, copy, download, share or repost any part of our site in breach of these terms of use, your right to use our site will cease immediately and you must, at our option, return or destroy any copies of the materials you have made.

User Content

You are solely responsible for the User Content you upload onto our site and any links you upload that point to other sites. You also agree that we are acting as a passive conduit for the online distribution and publication of your User Content. We reserve the right to take action with regard to your User Content, if we believe it falls into our list of prohibited content.

Your User Content must be accurate (where it states facts), genuinely held (where it states opinions) and comply with the law applicable in England and Wales and in any country from which it is posted.

Your User Content must not be illegal or unlawful, must not infringe any third party’s legal rights (including rights of privacy and publicity), and must not be capable of giving rise to legal action whether against you or us or a third party (in each case under any applicable law).

Your User Content (and its publication on our website) must not: (a) be libellous or maliciously false; (b) be obscene or indecent; (c) infringe any copyright, moral right, database right, trade mark right, design right, right in passing off, or other intellectual property right; (d) infringe any right of confidence, right of privacy, design or patent right, or right under data protection legislation; (e) be in breach of your educational institution’s policies on intellectual property rights; (f) constitute negligent advice or contain any negligent statement; (g) constitute an incitement to commit a crime; (h) be in contempt of any court, or in breach of any court order; (i) be in breach of racial or religious hatred or discrimination legislation; (j) be blasphemous; (k) be in breach of official secrets legislation; (l) be in breach of any contractual obligation owed to any person; (m) depict violence in an explicit, graphic or gratuitous manner (n) be pornographic or sexually explicit; (o) be untrue, false, inaccurate or misleading; (p) consist of or contain any instructions, advice or other information which may be acted upon and could, if acted upon, cause illness, injury or death, or any other loss or damage; (q) constitute spam; (r) be offensive, deceptive, threatening, abusive, harassing, or menacing, hateful, discriminatory or inflammatory; or (s) cause annoyance, inconvenience or needless anxiety to any person. (t) impersonate another person for the purpose of misleading others.

Your User Content must be appropriate, civil, tasteful and accord with generally accepted standards of etiquette and behaviour on the Internet. You must not use our website to link to any website or web page consisting of or containing material that would, were it posted on our website, breach the provisions of these terms of use. You must not submit any User Content to the website that is or has ever been the subject of any threatened or actual legal proceedings or other similar complaint. We reserve the right to edit or remove any material submitted to our website, or stored on our servers, or hosted or published upon our website. Notwithstanding our rights under these terms of use in relation to User Content, we do not undertake to monitor the submission of such Content to, or the publication of such Content on, our website.

User Content intellectual property rights

Your User Content remains your sole intellectual property and copyright and we make no claim of ownership rights. In order to provide our site, we require a licence from you to allow us to publish your User Content on our site. This licence is worldwide (because the internet is global). This licence is non-exclusive (allowing you to licence your User Content to all others). This licence is royalty-free (we are not required to pay you for the publishing of your User Content). This licence is sub-licensable (in order to allow us to deliver your User Content electronically, via subcontractors such as internet delivery networks). You grant to us a worldwide, irrevocable, non-exclusive, royalty-free licence to use, reproduce, adapt, publish, translate and distribute your User Content in any existing or future media. You also grant to us the right to sub-license these rights, and the right to bring an action for infringement of these rights.

No text or data mining, or web scraping

You shall not conduct, facilitate, authorise or permit any text or data mining or web scraping in relation to our site or any services provided via, or in relation to, our site. This includes using (or permitting, authorising or attempting the use of):

The provisions in this clause should be treated as an express reservation of our rights in this regard, including for the purposes of Article 4(3) of Digital Copyright Directive ((EU) 2019/790).

This clause shall not apply insofar as (but only to the extent that) we are unable to exclude or limit text or data mining or web scraping activity by contract under the laws which are applicable to us.

Do not rely on information on this site

Except as otherwise expressly provided in a set of Competition T&Cs, the content on our site is provided for general information only. It is not intended to amount to advice on which you should rely. You must obtain professional or specialist advice before taking, or refraining from, any action on the basis of the content on our site.

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.

You acknowledge that some of the information published on this website is submitted by Registered Users, and that we do not usually review, approve or edit such information. We do not warrant the completeness or accuracy of the information published on this website; nor do we commit to ensuring that the website remains available or that the material on the website is kept up-to-date. In viewing User Content you acknowledge that: (a) all User Content is the sole responsibility of the person from whom such User Content originated; (b) we do not control or endorse the User Content and cannot guarantee the accuracy, integrity or quality of such User Content; (c) you may be exposed to User Content that is offensive and/or indecent. (d) we cannot be held responsible for unsolicited email or ‘spam’ sent to a Registered User’s published email address; (e) we take no responsibility for the accuracy of any agreement made between you and any individual or organisation based on the viewing of our site – all terms negotiated by you and them shall be done at your own risk; (f) we maintain strong policies regarding the quality of our site and streamline security over its network and therefore reserve the right to have access, examine or serve as a filter as to any mail, e-mail, letter, offering of, or any communication posted or transmitted through our network that might be in violation of our Terms of Use; (g) we abide by our Terms of Use, and holds no discriminatory policies that might cause any damage or prejudice to any visitor, Registered User, or any other third party, however, by accepting the Terms of Use, you accept that any content included in any mail, e-mail, post, letter, or in any communication send, run, posted or received by you or by any of your subsidiaries, through our network may be examined or revised by us, authorised for transmission or retransmission by us, with the purpose of protecting our site, our network and our business platform, from non-sound business practices, from practices that may violate our Terms of Use or the quality of its business. To the maximum extent permitted by applicable law we exclude all representations, warranties and conditions relating to this website and the use of this website (including, without limitation, any warranties implied by law of satisfactory quality, fitness for purpose and/or the use of reasonable care and skill).

Your Feedback to Us

You assign all rights, title and interest in any feedback, innovations or suggestions sent by you regarding the attributes, performance or features of our site or the service (“Feedback”) that you provide to Us. If, for any reason such assignment is ineffective, you agree to grant Us a non-exclusive, perpetual, irrevocable, royalty free, worldwide right and license to use, reproduce, disclose, sub-license, distribute, modify and exploit such Feedback without restriction.

We are not responsible for websites we link to

Where our site contains links to other sites and resources provided by third parties, these links are provided for your information only. Such links should not be interpreted as approval by us of those linked websites or information you may obtain from them.

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

How to complain about or report content

If you become aware of any material that could comprise or be connected to illegal or terrorist purposes, or any other content you wish to complain about please contact us immediately on [email protected].

Our responsibility for loss or damage suffered by you

We do not exclude or limit in any way our liability to you where it would be unlawful to do so. This includes liability for death or personal injury caused by our negligence or the negligence of our employees, agents or subcontractors and for fraud or fraudulent misrepresentation.

Please note that we only provide our site for domestic and private use and on an “as is” and “as available” basis and we make no warranty that the service will be error-free, uninterrupted, timely or secure or that the service will meet your requirements. We cannot guarantee and do not promise any specific results from use of our site and make no warranty that User Content will be accurate or reliable or that defects will be corrected. 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.

Our liability to you in relation to the use of our website or under or in connection with these terms of use, whether in contract, tort (including negligence) or otherwise, will be limited as follows: (a) to the extent that the website and the information and services on the website are provided free-of-charge, we will not be liable for any loss or damage of any nature; (b) we will not be liable for any consequential, indirect or special loss or damage; (c) we will not be liable for any infringement of copyright from User Content posted on the our site; (d) we will not be liable for any loss of profit, income, revenue, anticipated savings, contracts, business, goodwill, reputation, data, or information; (e) we will not be liable for any loss or damage arising out of any event or events beyond our reasonable control, including – (i) any error, interruption, omission, deletion, defect, delay in operation or transmission, communication line failure, theft or destruction or unauthorised access to, or alteration of, any User communication; or (ii) any problems or technical malfunctions of any telephone networks or lines, computer online systems, servers or providers, computer equipment, software, failure of any email due to technical problems or traffic congestion on the internet or on any of our services.

Breach of these Terms of Use

Without prejudice to our other rights under these Terms of Use, if you breach these terms of use in any way, or if we reasonably suspect that you have breached these Terms of Use in any way, we may: (a) send you one or more formal warnings; (b) temporarily suspend your access to the website; (c) permanently prohibit you from accessing the website; (d) block computers using your IP address from accessing the website; (e) contact your Internet services provider and request that they block your access to the website; (f) bring court proceedings against you for breach of contract or otherwise; (g) suspend and/or delete your account with the website; and/or (h) delete and/or edit any or all of your User Content. Where we suspend or prohibit or block your access to our website or a part of our website, you must not take any action to circumvent such suspension or prohibition or blocking (including without limitation creating and/or using a different account).

You hereby indemnify us and undertake to keep us indemnified against any losses, damages, costs, liabilities and expenses (including without limitation legal expenses and any amounts paid by us to a third party in settlement of a claim or dispute on the advice of our legal advisers) incurred or suffered by us arising out of any breach by you of any provision of these Terms of Use, or arising out of any claim that you have breached any provision of these Terms of Use.

How we may use your personal information

We will only use your personal information as set out in our

We are not responsible for viruses and you must not introduce them

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 use our website in any way that causes, or may cause, damage to the website or impairment of the availability or accessibility of the website; or in any way which is unlawful, illegal, fraudulent or harmful, or in connection with any unlawful, illegal, fraudulent or harmful purpose or activity.

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 may be committing a criminal offence under the Computer Misuse Act 1990. We will report any such breach to the relevant law enforcement authorities and we will cooperate 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.

Rules about 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.

You must not establish a link to our site in any website that is not owned by you.

Our site must not be framed on any other site, nor may you create a link to any part of our site other than the home page.

We reserve the right to withdraw linking permission without notice.

If you wish to link to or make any use of content on our site other than that set out above, please contact [email protected].

Which country’s laws apply to any disputes?

If you are a consumer, please note that these terms of use, their subject matter and their formation, are governed by English law. You and we both agree that the courts of England and Wales will have exclusive jurisdiction except that if you are a resident of Northern Ireland you may also bring proceedings in Northern Ireland, and if you are resident of Scotland, you may also bring proceedings in Scotland.

If you are a business, these terms of use, their subject matter and their 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.

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