1. These terms and conditions (“Conditions”) and the terms and conditions of The O2, London below (the “Venue Conditions”) apply to any and all BRIT Awards 2017 tickets (“Tickets”) to The BRIT Awards 2017 due to be held at The O2, London on 22 February 2017 (the “Event”).
2. Any person or entity who purchases, holds or uses a Ticket (“Ticket Holder”) acknowledges and agrees that he or she is subject to the Conditions and to the Venue Conditions.
3. In the event of a breach of the Conditions and/or the Venue Conditions by a Ticket Holder, BAL or its agents may at their sole discretion: (a) cancel the Ticket; (b) render and declare the Ticket void; (c) refuse the Ticket Holder admission to the Event; and/or (d) remove the Ticket Holder from the Event.
4. The Event is organised and Tickets are issued by BRIT Awards Limited, Riverside Building, County Hall, Westminster Bridge Road, London SE1 7JA (“BAL”). The Event is taking place at The O2 London, Peninsula Square, London SE10 0DX (“Venue”).
5. All persons who wish to gain access to the Event must have a valid Ticket.
6. No one under the age of 13 will be admitted to the Event. People between the ages of 13 and 17 years will only be admitted to the Event with an accompanying adult. For the purposes of the Conditions, an adult is a person aged 18 years and over.
7. The credit card holder who purchased the Ticket(s) will be given the option to either: (i) receive the Tickets by post to the credit card holder’s address (as provided by the credit card holder to BAL during the booking process); or (ii) collect the Tickets from the Venue on Wednesday 22 February 2017 at the location and time set out below. The credit card holder must attend the event and if the credit card holder opts to collect the Tickets from the Venue, the credit card holder must collect the Tickets in the company of all of his/her guests at the same time. Tickets will only be released at the Venue upon presentation of the credit card used to pay at the time of booking. No letters of authorisation or transfers of payment will be permitted. From 11:00am until 7:00pm Tickets can be collected from the collection point set up in the Venue. Please follow directions for ticket collection once you enter the Venue site.
8. Once you and your guests have received/collected your Tickets you will also be given a wristband and/or security pass. At this stage, you will be free to leave the Venue site but will be required to present your ticket and wristband/security pass device upon your arrival at the Event. If you are unable to present both your ticket and your wristband/security pass device, you will not be admitted to the Event.
9. By being present at the Event you consent to being filmed and/or recorded. You also agree not to assert any moral (or similar) rights and give all necessary consents under the Copyright Designs and Patents Act 1988 (as amended) and all other applicable legislation in respect of any film and/or recordings. BAL is entitled to make full use of any film and/or recording in all current and future media worldwide without any liability or payment to you, including permitting others to do the same.
10. If a Ticket is cancelled, declared void or if a Ticket Holder is refused admission or removed from the Event because of a breach of these Conditions or of the Venue Conditions, no money shall be refunded.
11. BAL or its agents shall be entitled, but not obliged, to carry out identity and security checks (including photographic ID checks) upon presentation of the Ticket by a Ticket Holder at the Event. If the Ticket Holder is not on BAL’s list of intended attendees at the Event (as notified to BAL by the person(s) that purchased that Ticket Holder’s Ticket at the time of purchase or prior to the Event), BAL and its agents may, at their sole discretion, declare that Ticket Holder’s Ticket void and BAL and its agents may refuse that Ticket Holder admission to the Event or remove that Ticket Holder from the Event.
12. Neither the Ticket Holder nor any person associated with them (other than BAL or its agents) is entitled to assign, donate, transfer or otherwise dispose of the Ticket itself or any rights arising from the Ticket to any third party. In particular, but without limitation, a Ticket Holder may not:
(a) sell, resell, expose, offer or make available for sale, auction, donate or otherwise dispose of Ticket(s) in any manner or place whatsoever, including, without limitation, online via an online auction website or online ticket resale marketplace; and/or
(b) transfer or use a Ticket for:
(i) advertising, sales or promotional purposes;
(ii) premium give-aways, competitions, prize draws or sweepstakes; or
(iii) hospitality or travel packages.
13. If a Ticket Holder is unable to attend the Event, BAL may, at BAL’s sole discretion, provide that Ticket Holder with a full refund of the price paid for the Ticket from the original point of sale less any reasonable administrative and processing costs.
14. In the event of a conflict between the Conditions and the Venue Conditions, the Conditions shall prevail.
15. No briefcases, backpacks or large bags will be allowed at the Event.
16. No photographic, audio recording or audio-visual recording equipment is allowed at the Event (other than in the case of a person or entity who holds an appropriate license from BAL). Mobile phones and tablet devices are permitted, but Ticket Holders are NOT permitted to use them to photograph, record and/or transmit the Event in any capacity. Copyright in any unauthorised photograph, (audio and/or audio-visual) recording and/or transmission of the Event (or any part of the Event) is assigned to BAL.
17. Please ensure mobile phones, tablet devices, smart watches, pagers, alarms of any kind and any other electronic devices which may disturb and/or disrupt the Event are switched off during the performance.
18. BAL/The O2 reserves the right to refuse admission to the Venue and/or the Event.
19. Security searches will take place.
20. Latecomers may not be admitted into the auditorium until a suitable break in the Event.
21. Re-entry to the The O2 will not be permitted without a Ticket and a wristband/security device.
22. Artists’ appearances at the Event are subject to change. BAL/ The O2 are under no obligation to provide a Ticket Holder with notice of any such changes.
23. BAL accepts no responsibility for loss or damage to any person or any property (including without limitation, any loss of the Tickets).
24. BAL reserves the right at any time to withdraw, cancel or void any Ticket issued to the Event.
Terms and Conditions of Admission
Please read these terms and conditions before visiting The O2, and make sure that you understand them. If you enter The O2, you will be taken to have understood and accepted these terms and conditions.
If you have any questions about The O2 or these terms and conditions, please contact us on 020 8463 2000. If your query relates to these terms and conditions, please contact us before your visit.
1 DEFINITIONS AND INTERPRETATION
1.1 In these Terms, certain words have specific meanings, as follows:
“AEG” / “we” / “us” / “our”
means any or all of the following companies: Ansco Arena Limited, Anschutz Sports Holdings Limited, Ansco Music Club Limited, Ansco Management Limited, Ansco Piazza Management Limited and The Waterfront Limited Partnership.
means a music concert, sporting event or other live event taking place at any Venue.
means a person or entity organising an Event, which may be AEG or may be another person such as a promoter, producer, artist, sporting team or record label.
“The O2” means the multipurpose entertainment destination located at, Peninsula Square, London SE10 0DX, including each of the Venues (as defined below);
means a ticket, electronic ticket, wristband or any other device giving the bearer the right to attend an Event.
means a person authorised by the Organiser to sell Tickets on behalf of that Organiser.
means The O2 arena, the British Music Experience, The IndigO2 Music Club, Building Six, the areas known as the “Live Quarter” or “London Piazza”, and/or any other area within or around The O2 in which Events take place.
means these terms and conditions.
“you” / “your”
means any person seeking admission to The O2 or any Venue to attend an Event.
2 HOW THESE TERMS WORK
2.1 AEG operates The O2 and the Venues, and AEG’s authorised Ticket Agent is AXS.com (www.AXS.com).
2.2 Your admission to and conduct at The O2, all Venues and at all Events is governed by these Venue Terms. By purchasing Tickets and/or entering or attempting to enter the Venue, you will be taken to have accepted these Venue Terms.
2.3 Some Organisers and/or Ticket Agents may have their own terms and conditions, which may apply to you when using your Tickets and attending an Event, in addition to these Venue Terms. If there is any inconsistency between these Venue Terms and the terms specified by Organisers and/or Ticket Agents, these Venue Terms will apply in priority to the others.
3 AMENDMENTS TO THESE TERMS
3.1 These Venue Terms may be amended from time to time, to reflect changes in the rules of admission, changes in health and safety and/or security procedures, changes to the arrangements in place between AEG and relevant Ticket Agents, and/or changes in relevant laws and regulatory requirements.
3.2 Each visit to The O2 (including each Venue) will be subject to the Venue Terms in force at the time of the visit. It is your responsibility to check the Venue Terms before entering The O2, so that you are aware of any changes.
4 YOUR TICKET
4.1 Your Ticket may be in the form of paper, mobile/bar code, email, wristband or chip technology or such other form that becomes available over time. Tickets cannot be cancelled or exchanged after purchase, other than in accordance with these Venue Terms and the terms of the Ticket Agent from which they are purchased.
4.2 Only persons holding a valid Ticket will be admitted to Events at The O2. You must keep your Ticket with you at all times during an Event.
4.3 Keep your Tickets safe. Your Ticket may be invalidated if any part of it is removed, altered or defaced. Removing the Ticket stub of a physical Ticket will invalidate the Ticket. Tickets cannot be duplicated if lost or stolen and neither AEG nor any Organiser will be liable for any lost or stolen Tickets.
4.4 Ownership or possession of a Ticket does not confer any rights (by implication or otherwise) on you to use, alter, copy or otherwise deal with any of the symbols, trademarks, logos and/or intellectual property appearing on the Ticket or used in connection with the Event. Tickets may not be used for promotions, competitions, sweepstakes or for other commercial purposes without the prior written consent of AEG and the Organiser.
4.5 For Events with seated and standing arrangements, each Ticket provides you with a licence to occupy a seat or to stand in an area (as applicable) of a value corresponding to that stated on your Ticket. We reserve the right to provide alternative seats to those specified on the Ticket where it is not possible to allow you to occupy the specific seat printed on your Ticket. In these circumstances, we will use reasonable endeavours to provide you with a seat of equal value to that which you purchased and where we are unable to do so we will reimburse to you the difference in value of the seat we are able to provide and the value of the seat printed on your Ticket and we shall have no further liability to you as a result of the change in seats.
5 TICKET RESALE
5.1 Our authorised Ticket Agent is AXS (www.AXS.com). In addition, the Organiser may have appointed its own authorised Ticket Agent(s) for the Event. If you are unsure as to whether or not a person offering Tickets for sale is an authorised ticket agent, please contact us on 020 8463 2000. Please be aware that auction sites are not authorised ticket agents.
5.2 Tickets are sold by Ticket Agents on the basis that they are not transferable and must not be exchanged or resold.
5.3 Resale, or attempted resale or purchase of a Ticket other than via an authorised Ticket Agent or ticketing partner of the relevant Venue or the Organiser are grounds for seizure or cancellation of such Ticket without refund or other compensation.
5.4 The number of Tickets purchased may be subject to a maximum, which will be notified to you by the Ticket Agent before you make your booking. We reserve the right to request the cancellation by the Ticket Agent of any Tickets we have reasonable cause to believe to have been bought in excess of this maximum number or otherwise in breach of these Venue Terms. Unless notified to you otherwise during the Ticket booking process, the Ticket limit for Events at The O2 is 6 Tickets per person, credit card and household.
5.5 Neither we nor any Organiser will be required to honour Tickets if we know or have reasonable grounds for believing that they have been purchased from unauthorised agents or other unauthorised sources including, without limitation, ticket touts, or duplicated. We will be entitled to refuse entry to any person holding such a Ticket, or to eject them from the Venue and/or the Event.
6 AGE RESTRICTIONS AND YOUNG PERSONS
6.1 All children must have a Ticket in order to attend an Event.
6.2 For Events taking place at The O2 Arena and indigO2 and, where specified in the booking process, in relation to Events taking place at other parts of the Venue, (subject to any additional age restrictions that may apply to individual Events):
(a) No-one under 13 will be allowed access to the Event.
(b) Children between 13 and 17 must be accompanied by an adult aged 18 or over.
Events may be age restricted and it is the responsibility of the person who purchases the Tickets to check that s/he and persons on whose behalf s/he purchases the Tickets comply with such age restrictions before purchasing the Tickets. If you attend an Event where age restrictions apply and/or if you are claiming a concession, you must be able to provide photographic proof of identity and age or entitlement, as appropriate (e.g. student pass). We reserve the right to refuse entry, without refund, to any person who is unable to provide such photographic proof.
6.3 It is your responsibility to check the suitability of an Event for any children in your party regardless of official age restrictions, this includes considering the type of audience the Event is likely to attract and whether such an audience is a suitable environment for children in your party. Refunds will not be issued if any aspect of an Event, including the behaviour of other audience members, causes offence to you or any children on whose behalf you have purchased Tickets.
6.4 We do not recommend subjecting children to loud music over a sustained period of time. Hearing protection is advised for Events taking place at The O2 arena and indigO2 and is advisable for any other Events where loud music is involved. A concert environment is not suitable for very young children.
6.5 Except for shows specifically aimed at children, accompanying adults should be confident that children within their party will not cause disruption to other audience members. Any disruption may result in you and your children being removed from the Venue and The O2.
7.1 You must produce a valid Ticket to gain entry to The O2 arena and certain other Venues or areas within The O2 and upon request for inspection at any time in such areas. Failure to produce your Ticket when requested may result in you being required to leave The O2 or the relevant Venue.
7.2 Searching is a condition of entry to protect your safety and that of other visitors. We may conduct security searches of clothing, bags and other items, as determined by us in our reasonable discretion, including on entry and exit.
7.3 Prohibited Items
We reserve the right to prohibit within The O2 or individual Venues:
(a) items which are or may be illegal. Anyone found in possession of illegal or contraband goods may also be liable for prosecution;
(b) weapons, ammunition, explosives, horns, whistles, drums, fireworks, flagpoles, large umbrellas or any other item which in our reasonable opinion, may cause danger or disruption to any Event or to other visitors (regardless of whether or not such item is illegal or is carried for specific purposes);
(c) items which artists performing at an Event or their management have asked us to prohibit or are otherwise prohibited pursuant to these Venue Terms.
You are not permitted to bring food and beverages into any Venue except as set out in section 10 below.
7.4 You are responsible for safeguarding your property when at The O2 and AEG will have no liability for property that is lost, stolen or damaged when at The O2. All items left with stewards before entry into the Venue are left at your own risk.
7.5 Animals, with the exception of assistance dogs, are not permitted in The O2. Customers attending with assistance dogs are requested to contact The O2 in advance for further information.
7.6 You may not be permitted into The O2 or any Venue, or may be ejected from it, and required to surrender any Tickets you hold, without refund, if you refuse to leave a Prohibited Item (see section 7.3) with our stewards or refuse to be searched or if, in our reasonable opinion, you or your behaviour or any item you are carrying:
(a) poses a health and safety risk;
(b) affects the enjoyment of other visitors;
(c) affects the running of the Event;
(d) may cause damage to or interfere with the property of AEG or the Organisers;
(e) is in breach of these Venue Terms;
(f) is illegal;
(g) may lead to a breach of any licensing conditions applicable at the Venue; or
(h) is in breach of any rules and regulations exhibited on notices at the Venue, such as:
(i) entering any backstage or prohibited areas
(ii) standing in seats or in walkways
(iii) climbing on the building structure
(iv) throwing any objects or substances onto the stage or into the crowd or at another visitor
7.7 Should you experience any problems while in The O2 please contact the nearest steward so that every reasonable effort can be made to resolve the issue prior to, or during the Event you are attending as complaints are very difficult to resolve after the Event.
8.1 There is no re-admission once you have left a Venue except in limited circumstances at our sole discretion. This does not include leaving The O2 arena bowl where the performance is taking place in order to purchase refreshments or use the washroom facilities within The O2 arena.
8.2 In relation to seated Events, other members of the audience may stand up during the Event which may block your view if you choose to remain seated or if they are taller than you. Refunds and compensation will not be offered if your view is restricted in this way.
8.3 Floor seating is not tiered and refunds or compensation will not be offered if your view is restricted as a result of the floor not being tiered.
8.4 There will be no admission to the Event before the designated opening times.
8.5 For some specific Events, and at the request of the artist, latecomers may not be admitted into the auditorium until a suitable break in the performance. If you expect that you will not be able to arrive at an Event on time please contact us on 020 8463 2000 before buying your Ticket as we will not refund Tickets if you miss all or part of an Event due to your late arrival.
8.6 The use of cameras, video and/or sound recording equipment is prohibited and such items may not be used within individual Venues except with our express written consent.
8.7 You are required to observe and comply with all rules and regulations shown on notices at The O2 and individual Venues and to comply with all instructions given to you by Venue stewards and staff at the Event.
8.8 All advertised times are approximate and subject to change. It is your responsibility to make appropriate arrangements to ensure that you arrive at the Venue in sufficient time in case the Event starts early and to ensure that you are able to stay until the close of the Event should you wish to if it overruns. No refunds will be payable and we will not be responsible for the cost of alternative travel arrangements or for any other loss you suffer (including loss of enjoyment) as a result of an Event not running to the precise advertised times.
8.9 CCTV and film cameras may be present at and around The O2, this includes filming by the police or security staff carried out for the security of visitors, and filming and/or photography by Event Organisers. By purchasing a Ticket to an Event and/or attending The O2 you give your express consent to all such filming and to your actual or simulated likeness being included within any film, photograph, audio and/or audiovisual recording (“Footage”), all rights in which will be owned by us, the Organiser or the relevant third party. You also agree that any such Footage may be used by us or the Organiser in any and all media for any purpose at any time throughout the world, including (with the exception of CCTV or security Footage) for commercial purposes, such as merchandising or DVDs, without payment or compensation to you.
8.10 You must leave the Venue quietly in consideration for our neighbours. Any failure to do so may result in you being refused entry to, or permission to purchase Tickets to, future Events.
9 HEALTH AND SAFETY
9.1 In case of emergency please follow instructions and directions from stewards, staff and/or other officials.
9.2 No smoking is permitted in any part of the Venue. Electronic cigarettes may be used only in designated parts of The O2 where indicated by signage.
9.3 WARNING – prolonged exposure to loud noise may cause damage to your hearing. Flashing lights may be used during a performance.
9.4 If you have any specific access requirements, please contact us on 020 8463 2000 before purchasing Tickets, to ensure that we can accommodate your requirements. Accessible seating may not be available unless it is arranged in advance.
9.5 Please note that seats located on level 4 of The O2 arena are not recommended for those who have a fear of heights, or suffer from vertigo. Alternative seats will not be offered or made available to persons who purchase these Tickets.
10 FOOD AND BEVERAGES
10.1 No food or beverages may be brought into The O2 arena or indigO2 (except in limited circumstances on proven medical grounds) and may be restricted or limited in relation to Events taking place at other Venues at our discretion. A variety of food and beverages will be available for purchase within the Entertainment District of The O2 and within The O2 arena.
10.2 Bottle tops will be removed from all bottles to be taken into The O2 arena, indigO2 and Building Six to reduce the risk of them becoming rolling trip hazards, or used as missiles. Occasionally, drinks will be decanted into plastic cups.
10.3 When purchasing alcohol, if you appear to be under the age of 25, you may be asked for proof of age.
10.4 We reserve the right to refuse to serve you alcohol if, in our reasonable opinion, we believe that you are intoxicated or likely to become intoxicated if we serve you further alcoholic beverages.
11.1 Official merchandise is only available from outlets within The O2. Please be wary of unofficial traders offering inferior goods for which we accept no responsibility.
11.2 You are not permitted to sell or offer for sale or distribute any items whilst at or in the environs of The O2 including, without limitation, merchandise, Tickets, food, beverages, cigarettes or smoking materials, newspapers or magazines.
11.3 You must not bring into The O2 or display or distribute (whether for free or with a charge) at an Event any sponsorship, promotional or marketing materials nor any leaflets, signage or other materials containing religious or political messaging.
12 CANCELLATION, POSTPONEMENT AND ALTERATIONS
12.1 AEG or an Organiser may make alterations to Events which are not material in nature and no refunds will be available in respect of non-material alterations. A “material” change is a change to an Event which in the reasonable opinion of AEG or the Organiser, makes the Event materially different to the Event which purchasers of the Ticket could reasonably expect. Changes to performance times, supporting acts and the use of understudies in a theatre performance will not be a material change. A material change is judged by reference to the nature and billing of each Event. Events which are festivals or themed events are judged by reference to the overall theme rather than the individual act scheduled to appear. This includes Events which have multiple artists and/or where the Event name does not include reference to any specific act. In these cases, no scheduled acts may be considered as headline acts, regardless of their relative fame or prominence in the billing.
12.2 In the event of a cancellation, postponement or material alteration of an Event you may be entitled to a refund in accordance with the terms and conditions or refund policy of the authorised Ticket Agent from whom you purchased your Ticket(s) and you must contact the Ticket Agent to request all refunds. No refunds will be issued directly to you by AEG or the Organiser of any Event and refunds for cash purchases made at the Venue Box Office will be available by cheque only. Ticket Agents may not make a refund if you fail to follows the instructions provided within the timeframes notified in their terms and conditions.
12.3 It is your responsibility to check the website for the Venue, Event or Ticket Agent for news of any cancellation, postponement or alteration of the Event. Information on such matters will be made available on behalf of the Organiser as soon as reasonably practicable on the Venue website at www.theO2.co.uk and/or at the Venue. Customers are advised that the website cannot always be updated immediately and that circumstances giving rise to cancellation or alterations can sometimes arise immediately prior to an Event.
THIS SECTION IS IMPORTANT AS IT SETS OUT THE LIMITS OF OUR LIABILITY TO YOU. PLEASE READ IT CAREFULLY
13.1 If we breach our obligations to you under these Venue Terms or we are negligent and, as a result, you suffer any loss or damage in connection with your presence at The O2, you may be entitled to claim that loss from us, but:
(a) we will only be liable for your loss or damage up to an amount equal to the face value of the Ticket purchased by you for the Event you are attending (if any); and
(b) we will not be liable to you for loss or expenses incurred in connection with your visit to The O2, any Event, or its cancellation, such as the cost of any personal travel, accommodation or hospitality arrangements made in connection with any Event.
13.2 For the purposes of these Venue Terms, “Force Majeure” means any cause beyond AEG’s or the Organiser’s control, including, without limitation, any act of God, war, insurrection, riot, civil disturbances, acts of terrorism, fire, explosion, flood, national mourning, theft of essential equipment, malicious damage, strike, lock out, weather, national defence requirements or acts or regulations of national or local governments. Neither we nor the Organiser will be liable to you under these Venue Terms to the extent that the failure is cause by a Force Majeure event.
13.3 Notwithstanding paragraphs 13.1 and 13.2 above, nothing in these terms shall be construed as excluding or restricting our liability for death and/or personal injury caused by our negligence nor for any other form of liability that may not by law be limited.
14.1 To the fullest extent permissible in law, we shall be entitled to assign any and all of our rights and obligations under these Venue Terms, provided that your rights are not adversely affected.
14.2 If any provision of these Venue Terms is found to be invalid or unenforceable by a court, the invalid or unenforceable provision shall be severed or amended in such a manner as to render the rest of the provision(s) and remainder of these Venue Terms valid and enforceable.
14.3 If we delay or fail to enforce any of these Venue Terms it shall not mean that we have waived our right to do so.
14.4 All of these Venue Terms are governed by English Law and any disputes arising under them are subject to the non-exclusive jurisdiction of the English Courts.
Access to and use of any part or page of www.brits.co.uk, www.classicbrits.co.uk or the BRITs pages of www.bpi.co.uk, (each a “Website” and, together, the “Websites”) both within the UK and internationally is provided by BRIT Awards Limited (“BAL”) on the following terms:
1. By using a Website, you agree to be bound by these terms, which shall take effect immediately on your first use of that Website. If you do not agree to be bound by all of the following terms please do not access, use and/or contribute to a Website.
2. BAL may change these terms from time to time and so you should check these terms regularly. Your continued use of a Website will be deemed acceptance of the updated or amended terms. If you do not agree to the changes, you should cease using the Websites. If there is any conflict between these terms and specific local terms appearing elsewhere on the Websites (including house rules) then the latter shall prevail.
Use of the Websites
3. You agree to use the Websites only for lawful purposes and in a way that does not infringe the rights of BAL or restrict or inhibit anyone else’s rights, use or enjoyment of the Websites. Prohibited behaviour includes harassing or causing distress or inconvenience to any person, transmitting obscene or offensive content or disrupting the normal flow of dialogue within the Websites.
4. All copyright, trade marks, design rights, patents and other intellectual property rights (registered and unregistered) in and on the Websites and all content (including all applications) located on the Websites shall remain vested in BAL or its licensors (which includes other users). You may not copy, reproduce, republish, disassemble, decompile, reverse engineer, download, post, broadcast, transmit, make available to the public, or otherwise use Website content in any way except for your own personal, non-commercial use. You also agree not to adapt, alter or create a derivative work from any Website content except for your own personal, non-commercial use. Any other use of Website content requires the prior written permission of BAL.
5. The names, images and logos identifying BAL or third parties and their products and services are subject to copyright, design rights and trade marks of BAL and/or third parties. Nothing contained in these terms shall be construed as conferring any licence or right to use any trade mark, design right or copyright of BAL or any other third party.
Contributions to BAL
6. By sharing any contribution (including any text, photographs, graphics, video or audio) with BAL you agree to grant to BAL, free of charge, permission to use the material in any way it wants (including modifying and adapting it for operational and editorial reasons) for BRIT Awards services in any media worldwide (including on BAL’s Websites accessed by international users). In certain circumstances, BAL may also share your contribution with trusted third parties.
7. Copyright in your contribution will remain with you and this permission is not exclusive, so you can continue to use the material in any way including allowing others to use it.
8. In order that BAL can use your contribution, you confirm that your contribution is your own original work, is not defamatory and does not infringe any UK laws, that you have the right to give BAL permission to use it for the purposes specified above, and that you have the consent of anyone who is identifiable in your contribution.
10. Please do not endanger yourself or others, take any unnecessary risks or break any laws when creating content you may share with BAL.
11. If you do not want to grant BAL the permission set out above on these terms, please do not submit or share your contribution to or with the Websites.
12. If you have any questions about contributing content to BAL, please Contact Us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Website communities and other member pages
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(I) About your posts
Contributions must be civil and tasteful.
No disruptive, offensive or abusive behaviour: contributions must be constructive and polite, not mean-spirited or contributed with the intention of causing trouble.
No unlawful or objectionable content: unlawful, harassing, defamatory, abusive, threatening, harmful, obscene, profane, sexually oriented, racially offensive or otherwise objectionable material is not acceptable.
Be patient: users of all ages and abilities may be taking part in the relevant Website community.
No spamming or off-topic material: we don’t allow the submission of the same or very similar contributions many times. Please don’t re-submit your contribution to more than one discussion, or contribute off-topic material in subject-specific areas.
No advertising or promoting.
No spoilers: material which contains information about the BRITs or other matters which haven’t been made available in the UK may be deleted.
Contributions containing languages other than English may be removed unless allowed in the relevant local house rules.
No inappropriate (e.g. vulgar, offensive etc) user names.
URLs (web site addresses) can only be posted if allowed under any relevant local house rules.
Deliberate misuse of the complaints facility is not permitted. If you persist in doing this, action may be taken against your account.
(II) Your BRITs Account:
If you use multiple logins for the purpose of disrupting a community or annoying other users you may have action taken against all of your accounts.
All accounts must be registered with a valid personal email address that you access regularly so that moderation emails can be sent to you. Accounts registered with someone else’s email address, or with temporary email addresses may be closed without notice. We may require users to re-validate their account if we believe they have been using an invalid email address.
BAL reserves the right to close accounts if any user is seen to be using proxy IPs (Internet Protocol addresses) in order to attempt to hide the use of multiple BRITs accounts, or if a non UK user pretends to be a UK user, or disrupts any of our services in any way.
We advise that you never reveal any personal information about yourself or anyone else (for example: telephone number, postal address, home address or email address or any other details that would allow you to be personally identified) in any BRITs community.
(IV) Legal requirements:
You may not submit or share any defamatory or illegal material of any nature in Website communities. This includes text, graphics, video, programs or audio.
Contributing material to a Website community with the intention of committing or promoting an illegal act is strictly prohibited.
You agree to submit to or share with Website communities only contributions which are your own original work. You must not violate, plagiarise, or infringe the rights of BAL or third parties including copyright, trade mark, trade secrets, privacy, publicity, personal or proprietary rights.
(V) If you’re under 16:
Please get a parent’s or guardian’s permission before taking part in any Website community.
Never reveal any personal information about yourself or anyone else (for example, school, telephone number, home address or email address).
(VI) If you breach these Community Rules:
If you fail to abide by these Community Rules (and/or any variations in relevant local house rules) or any other term or condition of use when taking part in a Website community, you will be sent an email which informs you why your contribution has been refused or edited. This email will also include a warning that continuing to break the rules may result in action being taken against your account or accounts.
This action may include any content posted by you being checked before allowed to go on the site or a temporary or permanent suspension of your ability to participate in any or all Website community areas.
If you submit or share offensive or inappropriate content to or with any Website communities or anywhere else on the Websites or otherwise engage in any disruptive behaviour on the Websites, and BAL considers such behaviour to be serious and/or repeated, BAL may use whatever information that is available to it about you to stop any further such infringements. This may include informing relevant third parties such as your employer, school or email provider about the infringement(s). BAL reserves the right to delete any contribution, or take action against any BRITs account, at any time, for any reason.
Disclaimers and Limitation of Liability
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GUIDELINES FOR ONLINE VOTING FOR THE BRITISH BREAKTHROUGH AWARD:
The BRIT Awards public vote is organised by or on behalf of BRIT Awards Limited (“BAL”), whose registered address is: Riverside Building, County Hall, Westminster Bridge Road, London SE1 7JA.
The BRIT Awards Public Vote: British Breakthrough Award
The British Breakthrough Award is supported by listeners of BBC Radio 1 across the UK. There are five nominees. Voting will begin at 09:00 GMT on Wednesday 18 January 2017 and close at 17:00 GMT on Friday 17 February 2017 (“Voting Period”).
How to Enter
You may cast your vote in the British Breakthrough Award category by voting on www.brits.co.uk (the “BRITs Website”). In order to vote you must first register your details and then select one of the five (5) nominees as indicated in the voting section of the BRITs Website. There is no charge for web entries although internet service provider’s fees may apply when accessing the internet.
Your vote will not be counted if you attempt to vote using a method that is not specified in these Terms and Conditions.
You may register one vote in this award category via the BRITs Website. Any additional votes you make will be discounted. Votes received outside the specified Voting Period will not be counted. Voting times are liable to change and BAL may suspend, withdraw or re-set voting at its sole discretion at any time and will post any updates the BRITs Website. BAL reserves the right to discount votes if it has reasonable grounds to suspect that fraudulent voting has occurred (including certain bulk voting). Votes must not be sent in through agents or on behalf of another person, and voters cannot submit votes as an agent of any other person. BAL reserves the right to discount votes if they have reasonable grounds to suspect they have been made from unofficial third party voting services or otherwise in breach of any applicable terms and conditions.
The winner of the competition will be determined by the total number of valid votes received during the Voting Period. The winner of the vote will be announced during The BRIT Awards 2017 main show as broadcast on ITV on 22 February 2017.
BAL does not have a say in the outcome of the vote. In the event that the outcome of the vote cannot be reasonably determined due to a tie or because of a technical failure or other circumstance beyond BAL’s reasonable control which affects the vote, or any other decision which the vote would have determined, then the decision on the winner would be at the discretion of The BRITs Committee.
BAL, its sub-contractors, subsidiaries and/or agencies do not accept any responsibility whatsoever for any technical failure or malfunction or any other problem with any system, server, provider or otherwise which may result in any vote being lost or not properly registered or recorded.
BAL cannot promise that The BRIT Awards website will be free from errors or omissions nor that it will be available uninterrupted and in a fully operating condition. The systems and/or services may be suspended temporarily and without notice in the case of system failure, maintenance or repair or for reasons beyond BRIT Award Limited’s reasonable control. BAL will not be liable to any person in the event that all or any part of the systems and/or services are discontinued, modified or changed in any way.
All times are GMT.
These rules are governed by the laws of England and Wales.
Votes will only be counted where properly registered and cast within the United Kingdom in accordance with these rules.
Queries/Complaints: If you have any problems with voting or any query or complaint, you may email us at email@example.com giving the following information:
Your email address;
The IP number of your computer and your internet service provider, where relevant;
The date(s) and time(s) when you experienced problems;
The nature of the problem you have been experiencing; and
A contact telephone number you can be reached on if necessary.
SOCIAL VOTE (ARTIST VIDEO OF THE YEAR)
There are two stages to the vote for the ‘British Artist Video of the Year Award’ (the “Award”) for the BRIT Awards 2017:
1. Stage One: The first stage of the vote will commence at 18:00 (GMT) during the programme ‘The BRITs Are Coming’ (“Programme”) on Saturday 14 January 2017, or as otherwise announced on social media or in the Programme. During Stage One, registered users of Twitter may vote for the nominee(s), from an initial longlist of ten acts (as shown during the Programme and on social media), that they wish to win the Award. There are five separate voting periods during Stage One:
(or otherwise as announced on social media or in the Programme) on Saturday 14 January 2017 until noon on Friday 20 January 2017;
15:00 on Friday 20 January 2017 until noon on Friday 27 January 2017;
15:00 on Friday 27 January 2017 until noon on Friday 3 February 2017;
15:00 on Friday 3 February 2017 until noon on Friday 10 February 2017; and
15:00 on Friday 10 February 2017 until noon on Friday 17 February 2017.
At the conclusion of each voting period, being each Friday at noon (from 20 January until 17 February 2017), the nominee with the fewest votes will be eliminated. At the end of Stage One on 17 February 2017, five final nominees will remain who proceed to the second stage of the vote.
2. Stage Two: The second stage of the vote will commence and conclude on Wednesday 22 February 2017 during the programme ‘The BRIT Awards 2017’ (the “Awards Programme”), unless otherwise announced on social media or in the Awards Programme. During Stage Two, registered users of Twitter may vote for the nominee(s) from the shortlist of five acts (as shown during the Awards Programme) that they wish to win the Award. The nominee who receives the most votes during Stage Two will win the Award.
Voting method and cost:
Registered users of Twitter may vote for the act (from the remaining eligible nominees) that they wish to win the Award.
Twitter: In order to submit your vote via Twitter, log into your Twitter account and “Tweet” the designated hashtag (as announced on social media or in the Programme or Awards Programme) that corresponds to your chosen act. During Stage One you are allowed one vote every 24 hours (within each voting period) and during Stage Two you are allowed one vote only. With each vote you can vote for one act or more than one act by Tweeting up to all five hashtags in the same Tweet. If multiple hashtags are included in one Tweet, a space must be included between each hashtag; if no space is included, the Tweeted hashtags that are not correctly spaced will not be counted as votes. Votes will not be accepted where hashtags are misspelt, abbreviated, lengthened or differ in any way from the designated hashtags announced in the Programme or Awards Programme. Retweets will be disregarded. If your Tweet is deleted before the voting period ends, your Tweet will still be counted. Only public Tweets will be counted. There is no charge for submitting your vote via Twitter although internet service provider’s fees may apply when accessing the internet. Please ask permission of the internet account holder.
Your vote will not be counted if you attempt to vote using a method that is not specified in these Terms and Conditions.
Voting for Stage One will open and close as described above and Stage Two will open and close as announced in the Awards Programme (voting is currently expected to open at 20:07 GMT on Wednesday 22 February 2017 and to close at the time announced in the Awards Programme on Wednesday 22 February 2017). Votes received outside the specified opening and closing times for the vote will not be counted.
The Promoters (as defined below) do not have a say in the outcome of the vote. Subject to the Contingencies outlined below, the act who receives the most votes during the voting period for Stage Two will win the Award. It is intended that the result will be announced in the Awards Programme on Wednesday 22 February 2017.
In the event of a tie in the Stage One vote, with the bottom two or more acts receiving the same amount of votes, then a ‘count back’ will be performed and the act with the least votes to date will be eliminated. If, following the count back, the bottom two or more acts are still tied, the act to be eliminated will be chosen by a committee including Peter Davey and representatives of BRIT Awards Limited (to include at a minimum Maggie Crowe, Peter Davey, Ged Doherty and Geoff Taylor). Their decision will be final and no correspondence will be entered into.
If during Stage One the outcome of any vote in voting periods one to four (voting periods as above) cannot be reasonably determined by 14:59 (GMT) on the relevant Friday because of a technical failure or other circumstance beyond the reasonable control of the Promoters, their agents or sub-contractors, then all nominees in that voting period will be carried over into the next voting period, and two nominees will be eliminated in that next voting period.
If during Stage One the outcome of the vote in voting period five (voting period as above), being the last voting period in Stage One, cannot be reasonably determined by 14:59 (GMT) on Friday 17 February 2017 because of a technical failure or other circumstance beyond the reasonable control of the Promoters, their agents or sub-contractors, then a ‘count back’ will be performed and the act with the least votes to date will be eliminated.
In the event of a tie in the Stage Two vote for first place, the tied acts will be declared joint winners.
If the outcome of the Stage Two vote cannot be reasonably determined because of a technical failure or other circumstance beyond the reasonable control of the Promoters, their agents or sub-contractors, then the Promoters may (in their sole discretion) run a new Stage Two vote.
If it is not possible to run a new Stage Two vote, or if the outcome of the new Stage Two vote cannot be reasonably determined by 10 am on 24 February 2017, then the winner will be chosen by a committee including Peter Davey and representatives of BRIT Awards Limited (to include at a minimum Maggie Crowe, Peter Davey, Ged Doherty and Geoff Taylor). Their decision will be final and no correspondence will be entered into.
If the result cannot be announced in the Awards Programme because of a technical failure or other circumstance beyond the reasonable control of the Promoters, their agents or sub-contractors, then the result will be announced on Twitter and/or www.brits.co.uk by no later than 6pm on 24 February 2017.
If you are found to be using multiple Twitter accounts to vote, your votes will not be counted. You must abide by the rules of Twitter when participating in the vote and you must comply with Twitter terms and conditions available at twitter.com/tos.
The Promoters reserve the right to disregard votes if they have reasonable grounds to suspect that fraudulent voting or voting which is designed to unfairly influence the outcome of the vote has occurred (including without limitation certain bulk voting). The Promoters reserve the right to disregard votes which are not submitted in accordance with these Terms and Conditions.
Where circumstances outside the reasonable control of the Promoters make it unavoidable, the opening and closing times may be changed and the Promoters may suspend, withdraw or re-set voting at its sole discretion at any time. The Promoters may also without notice in their sole discretion at any time change the rules for participating in the vote and/or the availability of the voting service. Any updates will be announced on the Awards Programme or posted on www.brits.co.uk or BRITs social media.
The Promoters, their sub-contractors, subsidiaries and/or agencies do not accept any responsibility whatsoever for any technical failure or malfunction or any other problem with any system, server, provider or otherwise which may result in any vote being lost or not properly registered or recorded.
The Promoters cannot promise that the Twitter monitoring process will be free from errors or omissions nor that it will be available uninterrupted and in a fully operating condition. The systems and/or services may be suspended temporarily and without notice in the case of system failure, maintenance or repair or for reasons beyond the Promoter’s reasonable control. The Promoters will not be liable to any person in the event that all or any part of the systems and/or services are discontinued, modified or changed in any way.
Votes must not be sent in through agents or on behalf of another person, and viewers cannot submit votes as an agent of any other person. The Promoters reserve the right to discount votes if they have reasonable grounds to suspect they have been made from unofficial third party voting services or otherwise in breach of any applicable terms and conditions.
If for any reason there is a discrepancy between the hashtags advertised on air and those given on any other platforms then the hashtags on air will prevail and the vote shall proceed on that basis.
Please note it is not possible to vote via any method not stated in these Terms and Conditions.
The Promoter may change these Terms and Conditions from time to time and is under no obligation to provide notice to you of any changes. You should therefore check the Terms and Conditions regularly.
These rules are governed by the laws of England and Wales. By voting you are accepting and consenting to these Terms & Conditions.
If you have any problems with voting or any query or complaint, you may email us at firstname.lastname@example.org giving the following information:
1. Your email address;
2. The IP number of your computer and your internet service provider, where relevant;
3. The date(s) and time(s) when you experienced problems;
4. The nature of the problem you have been experiencing; and
5. A contact telephone number you can be reached on if necessary.
Promoters: BRIT Awards Limited, Riverside Building County Hall, Westminster Bridge Road, London, SE1 7JA (Company No: 03405116) and ITV Consumer Limited, The London Television Centre, Upper Ground, London SE1 9LT (Company No: 02937518).
ITV's General Competition, Prize Draw, Vote and Poll Terms and Conditions also apply - to view these, please click here.