terms + conditions


Please read these Terms of Service carefully. We have created them to protect you and to ensure that The Resource List is safe and fun for everyone.

If you do not agree to these Terms of Service, please do not enter The Resource List or subscribe to our newsletters.

  1. Acceptance of Terms of Service
    2. Amendments
    3. Registration
    4. Password and Security
    5. Privacy Policy
    6. Your use of The Resource List
    7. Intellectual Property
    8. Third Party Web Sites, Goods and Services
    9. Disclaimer of Warranties
    10. Limitation of Liability
    11. Emails and Personal Home Pages
    12. Termination & Remedies for Breach of these Terms by You
    13. Indemnification
    14. Applicable Law
    15. Miscellaneous
    16. Competitions
    17. Computer Viruses
  1. Acceptance of Terms of Service

1.1 The Resource List is provided free of charge to you by The Resource List under these terms of service (Terms of Service). These Terms of Service govern your use of The Resource List (whether you are a subscriber or a visitor) and govern all services provided to you including but not limited to, access to message boards and use of any email accounts, and other features and services such as personal home pages, provided from time to time.

1.2 We make no warranty or representation that The Resource List (or any element of it) is appropriate or available for use in locations outside the United Kingdom. Accessing The Resource List from territories where your access to it is prohibited or where such service (or any part thereof) is considered illegal or unlawful is not permitted under these Terms of Service. If you choose to access The Resource List from locations outside the United Kingdom, you do so on your own initiative and you are responsible for compliance with all applicable local laws.

  1. Amendments

2.1 We reserve the right to amend these Terms of Service from time to time without notice to you. Please check the Terms of Service periodically to see whether a change has been made to them. We may (at our discretion) provide you notice of such changes to any email address you have provided to The Resource List. If you do not agree with any change in these Terms of Service, please discontinue further use of The Resource List. Your continued use of The Resource List will signify your acceptance of any change in the Terms of Service set out here.

2.2 From time to time The Resource List may supplement these Terms of Service with additional terms applying to specific content or events, such as competitions (“Additional Terms”). Any Additional Terms will be clearly placed on The Resource List to be viewed in connection with the specific content or events.

All Additional Terms will form part of these Terms of Service.

  1. Registration

3.1 Although portions of The Resource List may be viewed by anyone who visits The Resource List you may need to register as a subscriber in order to access some The Resource List areas.

3.2 When you subscribe to us you are stating that you are over 18 years of age.

3.3 You agree that any information you provide to us about yourself upon registration or at any other time will be true, accurate and complete and that you will ensure that this information is kept accurate and up to date at all times. The Resource List reserves the right to terminate your membership and access to any specific content if The Resource List learns that you have provided The Resource List with false or misleading registration information.

  1. Privacy Policy

We treat your privacy very seriously and we understand that you will wish to know how we will use the information we collect from you or that you provide to us. Please see our privacy policy, which forms part of these Terms of Service. All use of your personal information will be in accordance with our Privacy Policy and applicable data protection legislation.

  1. Your use of The Resource List

5.1 The Resource List does not read every message posted on the message boards and, as such, we do not guarantee the accuracy, integrity or quality of such
content. While we require all users of The Resource List to comply with these Terms of Service (including the standards below), you understand that, by using The Resource List, it is possible that you may be exposed to content that is offensive, indecent or objectionable. If you see a message which you believe breaks the following standards please report it to us immediately using the contact form. All reports are reviewed as soon as possible during normal office hours.
The views expressed on our message boards are not those of The Resource List.

5.2 You alone are responsible for the content of your messages and your use of The Resource List and the consequences of any such messages. By using The Resource List you agree to comply with the following guidelines:
(a) The Resource List is to be used by you for your personal use only and use of The Resource List for commercial purposes or to obtain financial gain are strictly prohibited without The Resource List’s prior written consent.
(b) The Resource List may not be used to send chain letters, junk mail, ‘spam’, solicitations (commercial or non-commercial) or bulk communications of any kind unless the recipient has given specific permission to be included in such a list. The Resource List may not be used to advertise a company, product or service or to recruit staff.
(c) You are not permitted to post links to alternative community groups unless it is with the express permission of The Resource List.
(d) You may not post to The Resource List or use The Resource List to publish, send or distribute any message or material (in any media or form) that is unlawful, harassing, defamatory, abusive, threatening, harmful, vulgar, obscene, profane, threatening, racially or sexually or otherwise discriminatory, offensive, inaccurate, is in breach of confidence or a third party’s intellectual property rights or which otherwise includes objectionable material of any kind or nature, that encourages or engages in conduct that could constitute a criminal offence, give rise to civil liability or otherwise violate any applicable local, national or international law or regulation or which has a disruptive influence on the normal flow of a message board.
(e) You (whether acting in your capacity as a journalist in any media or otherwise) may not post appeals for case histories on any The Resource List message boards. Unauthorized appeals will be removed.
(f) You must not impersonate any other person or entity, whether actual or fictitious.
(g) You must not create any member names which mimic or impersonate an The Resource List member of staff, Community Moderator, Community Leader or other The Resource List member.
(h) You must not use The Resource List or any part of The Resource List in a way that might reasonably be expected to cause the same to be interrupted, damaged, rendered less efficient or which could in any way damage the operation of another’s computer.
(i) You will not harass or intimidate any The Resource List member either on a message board or via email communication.
(j) You must not post or use any part of The Resource List to distribute or send any illegal material of any kind, including but not limited to, illegal material in the form of text, graphics, video, programs or audio. Posting content or participating in any form of discussion with the intention to commit any illegal activity is strictly prohibited.

5.3 The Resource List reserves the right in its absolute discretion at any time to edit, alter, delete or move any material whatsoever posted to, appearing on or distributed by The Resource List and you. The Resource List will not enter into any discussions about its decision to edit, alter, delete or move such material.

5.4 The Resource List may at any time, and without prior or post warning, close discussions on message boards as it feels appropriate. No discussion will be entered into.

5.5 In the event of uploading photographs you agree:
(i) you are over the age of 18;
(ii) you have reviewed and agree to comply with these Terms of Service
(iii) you have the rights necessary to authorize The Resource List and its designees to copy, distribute, adapt, display, perform and otherwise use the photograph, and you hereby grant such authorization;
(iv) the individual depicted in the photograph is over the age of 18, and such individual has consented to the photograph being made publicly available in connection with the The Resource List Website;
(v) the photograph has not been modified or altered in any manner so as to distort or misrepresent any individual or thing depicted in the photograph;
(vi) the photograph does not contain any personal information such as a name, phone number or email address; and photographs of groups or offensive materials may not be posted. The Resource List reserves the right in its sole discretion to remove or not post any photograph, for any reason. Also, you acknowledge that The Resource List requires that any submitted photograph should not contain potentially offensive materials. If you would like to have your photo removed. Materials submitted to The Resource List will not be returned to the submitting party and The Resource List has no obligation to inform you of any decision to remove or not post such materials.

  1. Intellectual Property

6.1 The Resource List, its contents and all Rights therein are owned by The Resource List (and/or its licensors). “Rights” means copyright, database rights, trade marks, design rights and other intellectual and proprietary rights of whatever nature, anywhere in the world. You acknowledge that (i) The Resource List is protected by Rights; (ii) these Rights are valid and protected in all media and technologies existing now or later developed; and (iii) except as explicitly provided otherwise, these Terms of Service and applicable copyright, trademark and other laws govern your use of such Rights.

6.2 You may view, print, download or temporarily store extracts from The Resource List for your personal, non-commercial reference without alteration, addition or deletion. You may not otherwise copy, reproduce, retransmit, distribute, publish, commercially exploit or otherwise transfer any The Resource List material or content. You acknowledge that you will not acquire any Rights by downloading or otherwise using any The Resource List content or materials.

6.3 By submitting content, which shall include your member name, to any “public area” of The Resource List, including message boards, forums, contests and chat rooms, you grant The Resource List and its affiliates a royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable, non-exclusive right and licence to use, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, translate, create derivative works from, distribute, communicate to the public, perform and display the content (in whole or in part) worldwide and/or to incorporate it in other works in any form, media, or technology now known or later developed, for the full term of any Rights that may exist in such content. You also permit any visitor to access, display, view, store and reproduce such content for personal use.

6.4 By submitting content, you also warrant that you are entitled and have all necessary rights to grant the licences stated above. Subject to the foregoing, the owner of such content placed on The Resource List retains any and all Rights that may exist in such content.

6.5. The Resource List does not necessarily endorse, support, sanction, encourage, verify or agree with the comments, opinions or statements posted by users in Discussion Areas or elsewhere in the Service. Any information or material placed online by users, including advice and opinions, is the view and responsibility of those users and does not necessarily represent the view of The Resource List.

6.6 From time to time The Resource List will run competitions, free prize draws and promotions on this website. These are subject to additional terms as outlined below:

6.6.1 Entrants must be at least 18 years of age.

6.6.2 The competition is open to UK and Eire residents only.

6.6.3 All qualifying entrants who answer the question correctly will be placed in a free prize draw.

6.6.4 Winners will be notified within 28 days of the draw taking place. There is no cash alternative to the prize.

6.6.5 The competition is not open to anyone associated with The Resource List.

6.6.6 The judges’ decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into.

6.6.7 Details of winners will be available upon written request.

6.6.8 No responsibility can be accepted for entries which are not properly received due to communications beyond our control.

6.6.9 By entering The Resource List competitions you consent to us sending you The Resource List emails with the latest competitions, offers, promotions, news, views, trends and must-haves. If you do not wish to receive such communications, you can unsubscribe at any time.

  1. Third Party Web Sites, Goods and Services

7.1 The Resource List provides links to third party web sites that are not affiliated with The Resource List (although The Resource List branding may appear on these sites). We make no representations as to the quality, suitability, functionality or legality of any sites to which we may provide links or any goods or services available from such sites.

7.2 All matters concerning any goods and services that you purchase from a third party site, including without limitation all contract terms are solely between you and the owner of that site and The Resource List will not be liable for any costs or damages to you or any third party arising directly or indirectly out of any third party website. You hereby waive any claim you might have against The Resource List with respect to any such sites.

7.3 Subject to the terms of our Privacy Policy, third parties may, from time to time, send email messages to you containing advertisements, promotions, etc. The Resource List makes no representation or warranty with respect to the content of any email messages sent by third parties or any goods or services which may be obtained from such third parties as a consequence of these emails, and you agree that The Resource List shall have no liability with respect thereto.

  1. Disclaimer of Warranties

8.1 The Resource List is provided on an “as is” and “as available” basis. The Resource List expressly disclaims all warranties or representations of any kind, express or implied, to the fullest extent permitted by law.

8.2 You understand and agree that The Resource List does not guarantee the accuracy or completeness of any information in or provided in connection with The Resource List. The Resource List is not responsible for any errors or omissions or for the results obtained from the use of such information. Whilst The Resource List is provided for the general information of the general public, all information is provided on the basis that neither The Resource List, its employees or consultants or its members, while such members are participating in The Resource List, are engaged in rendering legal, medical, counselling or other professional services or advice. The Resource List advises you to seek appropriate professional advice or care for any situation or problem which you may have.

8.3 The Resource List shall not be responsible for any loss or damage caused directly or indirectly, by the information or ideas contained, suggested or referenced on The Resource List. Your participation in The Resource List is solely at your own risk. No advice or information, whether oral or written, obtained by you from The Resource List or through The Resource List shall create any warranty not expressly made in these terms of service or imposed by law.

8.4 The Resource List makes no warranty that the The Resource List will meet your requirements, or that the The Resource List network will be uninterrupted, timely, secure, or error free; nor does The Resource List make any warranty as to the results that may be obtained from the use of The Resource List.

8.5 You understand and agree that any material and/or data downloaded or otherwise obtained through the use of The Resource List is at your own discretion and risk and that you will be solely responsible for any damage to your computer system or loss of data that results from the download of such material and/or data.

  1. Limitation of Liability

9.1 Except as required by law, The Resource List shall not be liable for any indirect, incidental, special or consequential losses or damages or loss of profits, data, goodwill, revenue in each case regardless of whether such losses or damages arise in the normal course of events or whether The Resource List  has been advised of the possibility of such damages.

9.2 The Resource List will not be liable for any such losses or damages whether arising in contract, tort (including negligence) or otherwise arising out of or in connection with this website including without limitation the use or the inability to use The Resource List, or messages received, or transactions entered into through The Resource List, or resulting from unauthorized access to or alteration of your transmissions or data.

9.3 Nothing in these Terms of Service shall operate to exclude or restrict The Resource List’s liability for death or personal injury caused by negligence.

  1. Emails and Personal Home Pages

The Resource List assumes no responsibility for the deletion of or failure to store e-mail messages or for any problems with its personal home page service. Whilst the security of your personal information is a priority to us, you should be aware that e-mails you send to us are not necessarily secure when they are transmitted to us. If your communication to us or any third party is sensitive or includes highly confidential information such as credit card number, you may want to provide it by post or via the telephone instead.

  1. Termination Remedies for Breach of these Terms by You

11.1 The Resource List will be entitled to restrict, suspend or terminate your membership or deny you access to The Resource List or take such other action as The Resource List deems appropriate if The Resource List determines, in its sole discretion, that you are in breach any of the Terms of Service or The Resource List considers in its sole discretion that your use of The Resource List.

11.2 The restriction, suspension or termination of our service pursuant to this section will be without prejudice to any rights which The Resource List may have against you in respect of your breach of these Terms of Service.

11.3 The Resource List shall be entitled to disclose your user identity and details if required or requested by the courts or other law enforcement authorities and/or agencies or in such other circumstances as specified in our Privacy Policy.

  1. Indemnification

You agree to indemnify and hold each of The Resource List, it’s affiliates, officers and employees, harmless from any claim or demand, including reasonable attorneys’ fees, made by any third party due to or arising out of your use of The Resource List, the violation of these Terms of Service by you, or the infringement by you, or any other user of your account, or of any intellectual property or other right of any other person or entity.

  1. Applicable Law

These Terms of Service shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of England and any dispute shall be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English courts.

  1. Miscellaneous

14.1 In the event that any provision of the Terms of Service conflicts with the law under which the Terms of Service are to be construed or if any such provisions are held invalid by a court with jurisdiction over the parties to the Terms of Service, such provision will be deleted and the remainder of the terms of these Terms of Service will remain in full force and effect.

14.2 Any failure or delay by us to enforce strict performance by you of any of the Terms of Service or to exercise any right under the Terms of Service will not be construed as a waiver to any extent of our rights.

14.3 The Resource List may assign its rights and obligations under these Terms of Service and upon such assignment The Resource List shall be relieved of any further obligation under these Terms of Service.

14.4 These Terms of Service, any Additional Terms (as defined in section 2 above) and the Privacy Policy constitute the entire understanding between you and us as to your use of The Resource List and supersede all prior agreements and understandings between us and you. Nothing in these Terms of Service shall operate to exclude or restrict your or our liability for fraudulent misrepresentation.

  1. Competitions

Entry to competitions is free and open to UK and Eire residents only. Competitions are open to anyone resident in the UK or Eire except for the staff of The Resource List, and any related 3rd party retailers involved in a specific competition, and their families. Entries must be submitted in the formats specified in the entry form. The Resource List reserves the absolute right to reject any incorrect or incomplete entries. The competition can be extended or cancelled at anytime without notice and at the discretion of The Resource List. No entrance fee or purchase is required to enter the competition.

The Resource List reserves the right to reject any entry on any grounds that it may from time to time consider appropriate. The decision of The Resource List to accept or reject an entry is final and no correspondence will be entered into. Entrants must be over 18 years of age.

Competition winners will be announced in within 14 days after the close of the competition. The Resource List accepts only one entry per household. The Resource List may require winners to take part in post-competition publicity.

Winning entries and names of runners-up will be published on the The Resource List website and email newsletters. No alternative cash or otherwise to the stated prizes are available. The Resource List shall be obliged to contact the prize winner only at their address given on the entry form. Any prize not claimed within 5 days of sending notification of a winning entry shall be forfeited.

The Resource List may award the prize to another entrant. By entering the competition each entrant agrees that The Resource List may use their name and email address for future promotional, marketing and publicity purposes. The Resource List is bound by the Data Protection Act 1998 and entrants can request access to personal information held about them by contacting the company.

The Resource List reserves the right to cancel the competition if it is reasonable to do so or if unforeseen circumstances arise. On receipt of an entry the competition entrant is deemed to have accepted these terms and conditions and to have agreed to be bound by them. These terms and conditions are governed by the laws of England and Wales and are subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English Courts.

  1. Computer viruses

We will use reasonable endeavours to ensure that the Services do not contain or spread any viruses or other malicious code. However, we recommend that you ensure that your home computer runs up-to-date anti-virus software just in case, and you should virus-check all materials downloaded from the Services and regularly check for the presence of viruses and other malicious code. We are not liable for any sort for any damage or loss caused by viruses or other malicious code originating or contracted from the Services.