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Motorcyclenews.com

Terms & Conditions of Use
 
This is www.motorcyclenews.com, incorporating www.mcnmobile.co.uk, a website operated by Bauer Consumer Media Ltd. Bauer Consumer Media Limited is a company registered in England and Wales with company number 01176085, registered address 1 Lincoln Court. Lincoln Road. Peterborough, PE1 2RF.

Your use of this website is subject to the following Terms & Conditions of Use, which you are deemed to accept by using the website.

Additional Terms
 
Additional terms will apply to any booking that you make through this website and to our use of your registration and other personal data (see Privacy Policy).

Copyright
 
The copyright and all other rights in the material on this website are owned by us or are included with the permission of the owner of the rights. As a visitor to this website, you may download a single copy of the material on this website on a single computer for your own private viewing/listening purposes only. Single copies of pages from this website may be printed out for the sole purposes of enabling the person printing the page to retain a copy for their own personal records. No copying or distribution of material on this website for any commercial or business use is permitted without our prior written consent. No photography, filming, broadcast, alteration or modification of the pages of this website is permitted without our prior written consent except as may be reasonably necessary to use the website. Subject to this paragraph, all rights in material on this website are reserved to Bauer.

Prohibited use
 
You agree not to use this website:
• to create a database (electronic or otherwise) that includes material downloaded or otherwise obtained from this website except where expressly permitted on the website;
• to transmit or re-circulate any material obtained from this website to any third party except where expressly permitted on this website;
• in such a way so as to remove the copyright or trade mark notice(s) from any copies of any material made in accordance with these terms;
• to disseminate any unsolicited or unauthorised advertising, promotional materials, "junk mail," "spam," "chain letters," "pyramid schemes," or any other form of solicitation;
• to disseminate any material that contains software viruses or any other computer code, files or programs designed to interrupt, damage, destroy or limit the functionality of any computer software or hardware or telecommunications equipment; or
• in any way that might infringe third party rights or that might bring Bauer plc or any of its subsidiaries into disrepute.

User-submitted content
 
If you send any text, images, audio or other content to this website you accept that the files sent, and all rights therein, become the sole property of Bauer and that we shall have the right to use that content in perpetuity, throughout the world, in all known and discovered mediums and for all purposes and we shall have the right to make it available to the public on this website and otherwise. All material must comply with the rules on User Content Pages, set out below. We may require you to confirm the rights granted in this paragraph and where requested to do so you shall provide all reasonable assistance to us.

Information and availability
 
Whilst we take every care to ensure that the information on this website is accurate and complete, some of it may be supplied to us by third parties and we are unable to check its accuracy or completeness. You are advised to verify the accuracy of any information before relying on it. Further, due to the inherent nature of the Internet, errors, interruptions and delays may occur in the service at any time. Accordingly, this website is provided on an "AS IS" and "AS AVAILABLE" basis without any warranties of any kind and we do not accept any liability arising from any inaccuracy or omission in the information or interruption in availability.

No reliance
 
The information on this website does not necessarily reflect the views and opinions of  Bauer or any of its brands. Neither should any suggestions or advice contained on this website be relied upon in place of professional advice. You are responsible for checking the accuracy of relevant facts, instructions, suggestions and/or opinions given on this website before entering into any commitment based upon them.

Linking to our website
 
We welcome 'hot links' to the Home Page of our website, but not 'deep linking' by which we mean that you may not include a link to any page of our website that is not the Home Page. Neither may you display the contents of our website (or any page from it) or allow it to be displayed surrounded or framed or otherwise surrounded by material not originating from us without our consent. If you would like to license our material, please contact us.

Links to other websites
 
On this website you may be offered automatic links to other websites. Whilst we hope you will be interested in those websites, you acknowledge that the content on those pages is not subject to our control, their owners may be independent from us and we do not endorse or accept any responsibility for their content.

Computer viruses
 
We will use reasonable endeavours to ensure that the website does not contain or promulgate any viruses or other malicious code. However, it is recommended that you should virus check all materials downloaded from the website and regularly check for the presence of viruses and other malicious code. We exclude to the fullest extent permitted by applicable laws all liability in connection with any damage or loss caused by computer viruses or other malicious code originating or contracted from the website.

Trade marks
 
The following are trade marks of Bauer or its parent or sister companies and which may be registered in certain jurisdictions:
1. Bauer
2. Bauer Consumer Media
3. Bauer Automotive
4. MCN
5. MotorCycle News
6. MCN Mobile
No use of these trade marks is to be made by you except for the purpose of referring to Bauer or its associated brands lawfully and in good faith only.

Registration
 
On certain parts of this website we may require you to register and provide certain information about yourself and where you do this you agree to: (a) provide true, accurate, current and complete information about yourself as prompted by the relevant registration form (such information being the "Registration Data").

Our use of Registration Data and certain other information about you is subject to our Privacy Policy.

Your username and password
 
The registration processes on this website will involve you being allocated with a unique username and/or password that gives you access to your website account. You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your username and password, and are fully responsible for all activities that occur through your website account. You agree to (a) immediately notify us if you become aware of any unauthorised use of your password or website account or any other breach of security by sending an appropriately worded email to mcn.online@bauermedia.co.uk and (b) ensure that you exit from your website account at the end of each session. We cannot and will not be liable for any loss or damage arising from your failure to comply with these requirements.

User Content Pages - Rules of Acceptable Use
 
Any reviews or content submitted by users in any discussion forums or pages of the website where you are capable of posting material are provided for your private and non-commercial use and for the exchange of lawful, relevant, fair and appropriate information, opinions and comment. Use of the website that is inconsistent with those stated purposes is strictly prohibited. Your use of these forums and the website generally is subject to the following terms which, by your use of the forums and the website, you are deemed to accept (and which amount to a non-exhaustive list of prohibited acts):
• You may not use obscene or offensive language.
• You may not place on the website any material which is defamatory, abusive, discriminatory or hateful or which applauds, encourages or entices abuse, discrimination or hate.
• You may not post any material on the website which has been disclosed to you in confidence or which, by its nature, is confidential.
• You may not post any material on the website which compromises the privacy or security of anyone other than yourself.
• You may not place on the website any material which may encourage criminal conduct or which may give rise to civil liability, or which is otherwise unlawful.
• You may not place on the site any material belonging to any person (or any material where the rights belong to any person) other than yourself without the prior written consent of the owner of it.
• You may not place on the site any material where the use by Bauer, or any third party licensed or permitted by Bauer, will give rise to any third party claims.
• You may not place any links on the website where those links take users to unlawful material or material that contravenes these Rules of Acceptable Use.
• You may not place on the website advertisements nor make commercial solicitations nor use the website for any commercial purposes (which would include using the website to promote or encourage the sale of your goods/services).
• You may not place on the website any material that authorises, enables or encourages the dissemination of junk mail or chain letters.
• You grant Bauer the unrestricted right to use, reproduce, translate and distribute any material you place on the site.
• We do have the right at our sole discretion to review, edit, move or delete any material submitted to our online forums.
• Bauer accepts no responsibility for any statements, material or other submissions placed on our online forums by you or any third party, or for any loss or damage resulting from your breach of these Rules of Acceptable Use.
• You agree to indemnify Bauer, its associated companies and its representatives and employees from any and all claims and liabilities (including legal fees) which arise from your statements, contributions or other submissions to our online forums, from any unauthorised use of material obtained from our online forums or otherwise from your breach of our Rules of Acceptable Use.


Removal of content 
We, and others that we designate, shall have the right at our sole discretion to refuse or remove any content that is posted to, or available on, the forums or the website without the need to give any reasons for doing so.

Content objections
 
If you object to the publication of any material placed on our online forums (or anywhere else on this website) please let us know by calling +44 (0)1733 468000 or by sending an appropriately worded email to mcn.online@bauermedia.co.uk and we will take whatever action we deem appropriate.

Competition general terms and conditions 
 
1. THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS

1.1 These terms and conditions (which we will refer to as our "General Terms") are the overarching general terms and conditions that apply to all the competitions and free prize draws promoted by www.motorcyclenews.com /Motorcycle News magazine controlled by Bauer Consumer Media Limited. We refer to all these competitions and free prize draws as the "Competitions" in these General Terms.

1.2 Competitions may also have their own special terms and conditions (such as the details of how to enter, what the opening/closing dates are and what sort of prize you may win). Any such Competition-Special Terms and conditions will be made available by means of the relevant media as part of the website or in-print promotion of the particular Competition. In these General Terms, we will refer to these Competition-Special Terms and conditions as the "Special Terms".

1.3 You should therefore read these General Terms in combination with any applicable Special Terms. Where any such Special Terms conflict with these General Terms, the Special Terms will take precedence.

1.4 We may change these General Terms at any time.  You should check our website or magazine regularly for any changes which will apply from the date that they are uploaded.

1.5 By entering any Competition you agree that you will be legally bound by these General Terms and also any applicable Special Terms.

2. IDENTITY OF THE PROMOTER OF THE COMPETITION

2.1 The "promoter" of a Competition is the person who is legally responsible for operating it.  Unless any Special Terms tell you otherwise, the promoter of the Competitions will be Bauer Consumer Media Limited ("the Promoter").

2.2 Bauer Consumer Media Limited is a company registered in England and Wales. You can write to us using the following address if you have any concern in relation to any of our Competitions, setting out clearly the name of the Competition and your issue:

(a) in the first instance, www.motorcyclenews.com /Motorcycle News magazine, Media House, Lynch Wood, Peterborough, PE2 6EA.

(b) if you are not satisfied with the response, please write to Bauer Consumer Media, Assets Department, Media House, Lynch Wood, Peterborough, PE2 6EA providing details of your response from  your local station.

3. ELIGIBILITY RULES FOR OUR COMPETITIONS

3.1 Unless we impose a particular age limit in relation to any of our Competitions, they are open to all persons resident in the UK at the date of their entry.  We reserve the right to require that the parent or guardian of any person aged 18 or less confirms in writing that they agree to be bound by these terms and conditions and will accept any prize on behalf of an under-18 prizewinner.

3.2 Certain Competitions may have additional eligibility requirements, such as valid passports, visas, driving licences, good physical health and so on. Any such additional eligibility requirements will be publicised to entrants in the relevant Competition.

3.3 Where Competitions are open to children (aged 15 or younger) and/or young persons (aged 16 or 17), the age requirements will be publicised to entrants in the relevant Competition.

3.4 It will be our sole decision as to whether any eligibility requirement has or has not been met and we may require evidence or confirmation from entrants before awarding prizes.

3.5 Employees of the Promoter and their immediate families may not enter any Competition: neither may the employees of any third party sponsors, prize providers or their immediate families.

4. ENTRY AND ENTRY METHODS

4.1 Premium rates: Competition entry may be by premium rate landline or mobile texts or calls. Your network provider may also charge varying amounts for these types of call and so the cost of your call may be more than as stated by us. In all cases you should check with your network provider. You should note that invalid or unsuccessful entries made via these methods may still be charged. In all cases, you should have the bill payer's permission to enter using a premium rate method.  Where entry is by telephone, entries that are submitted before lines open or after lines close will not be entered in the Competition but we cannot guarantee that entrants will not be charged for the call or text made.

4.2 PhonePayPlus: We will always comply with the PhonePayPlus code of conduct in relation to premium rate competitions. PhonePayPlus is the UK regulator of premium rate services and you can access their details here: http://www.phonepayplus.org.uk/output/default.aspx

4.3 Deficient entries: In all Competitions, we reserve the right to reject any entries that are inaudible, incomplete, incomprehensible, damaged or otherwise deficient. We also reserve the right to reject entries that are unlawful, indecent, racist, inflammatory, defamatory or which we consider to be otherwise harmful to the goodwill and reputation of our station that is running the Competition in question. We accept no responsibility for any late, lost or misdirected entries including but not limited to texts, calls or emails not received due to technical disruptions, network congestion or any other reason. Proof of posting of any postal entry will not be proof of our receipt of that entry.

4.4 Automated Entry: The use of any automated entry software or any other mechanical or electronic means that permits any person to enter any Competition repeatedly is prohibited.

4.5 Names: Entrants must enter Competitions using their legal name once only. We reserve the right to disqualify any entrant who uses multiple names and to require them to return any prize they may have won.

4.6 Multiple Entries. Unless otherwise permitted pursuant to any Special Terms, no person may enter any Competition more than once and persons may not enter or participate as part of a syndicate or on behalf of any other person, syndicate, group, society or company.

4.7 Retrospective Effect. Where an entrant or prizewinner has been found to be in breach of any of the terms and conditions of a Competition we may enforce our right to disqualify that person and require the return or reimbursement to us of any prize even where a prize has been awarded and/or actually provided to the entrant or prizewinner in question.

5 PRIZES

5.1 We reserve in all cases the right to replace the stated prizes with prizes that we consider to be of broadly equivalent value. We offer no cash alternative for non-cash prizes and prize winners must accept prizes in the form offered.  Where a prize is won by a person younger than 18, we reserve the right to award the prize to the prizewinner's parent or guardian on behalf of the prizewinner. Note that some competition will exclude entry by person under the age of 18, this will shown in the special terms and conditions.

5.2 All prize winners will be notified that they have won a prize within twenty eight (28) days of the closing date of the Competition via at least one of the following methods:

(a) by telephone;
(b) by email;
(c) in writing.

5.3 All prizes must be claimed within fourteen (14) days of our notification of winning unless otherwise stated. After which we reserve the right to award prizes to alternative prize winners or not to award them at all.

5.4 Prizes will be despatched to the winners via the UK mail service, unless otherwise stated. We will not be liable for any prizes which are lost, delayed, or damaged in the post for reasons beyond our control.

5.5 Should a prize winner's contact details change, it is their responsibility to notify us or the contact persons for the relevant Competition. 

5.6  We reserve the right to request proof of a prize winner's identity in the form of a passport or driver’s licence and proof of address in the form of a utility bill. In the event that a prize winner cannot provide us with proof of identity reasonably acceptable to us, we may withdraw the prize and select another prize winner.

5.7 All prizes are subject to availability, non transferable and non exchangeable.  Where prizes consist of entry tickets, attendance at events, holidays and similar time-specific benefits, they must be taken on the dates specified by us.  If a prize winner does not take any element of a prize at the time stipulated by us (or any relevant third party prize provider) then that element of the prize will be forfeited by the winner.  No cash will be awarded in lieu of that prize or part of it.

5.8 Any tax payable as a result of a prize being awarded or received will be the responsibility of the winner. Winners should seek independent financial advice prior to accepting a prize if this is a concern.

5.9 We make no representation or warranty in relation to prizes provided and to the fullest extent permitted by law we shall have no liability to you in relation to any prize, its fitness for purposes, merchantability or otherwise. We reserve the right to disqualify entrants from entering our Competitions or prizewinners from receiving their prizes where any such person engages in unsafe, illegal, unsociable or inappropriate behaviour.

5.10 All stated prize values are at the supplier's recommended retail price in pounds sterling and are correct at the time of printing. We take no responsibility for any fluctuations in prize values.  We award cash prizes in the form of a cheque in the name of the prizewinner.  Any other arrangement will be at our discretion.

5.11 No additional, further or other costs or expenses are included in any prize unless stated. For example, the costs of transport to and from a venue or an event are not included and any accommodation prize includes basic room cost only.

5.12 Third party suppliers of prizes may also often stipulate their own terms, conditions or restrictions and all prize winners agree to be bound by these.  These will be displayed in the Special Terms.

6. HOLIDAY PRIZES

6.1 Because of their complexity, we have certain special terms that apply to holiday prizes.  These are set out in this paragraph 6 below.  Where holiday prizes include a place for a travelling companion (i.e. a holiday for the prize winner plus guest) then these terms also apply to those persons.

6.2 Unless otherwise stated, insurance is not provided as part of any holiday prize.  It will be each prize winner’s and (if applicable) their travelling companion's responsibility to take out at their own cost all relevant insurance (including but not limited to health and travel insurance, insurance for theft, loss and damage to property) which may be required or prudent to be taken. All insurance, spending money and other expenses, unless otherwise stated, are costs for the prize winner and are not provided as part of any holiday prize. Unless stated otherwise, holiday prizes consist of flights and accommodation only.

6.3 Unless otherwise stated, holiday prizes do not include airport departure or government taxes. These must be paid by the prize winner and any travelling companion.

6.4 The prize winner and any travelling companions must have and maintain valid passports endorsed with all relevant visas and with expiry dates no less than six (6) months following the proposed dates of travel or such other duration as may be required by any relevant regulation. These passports, and their holders, must not be subject to any restrictions on their rights to travel to and from the applicable country or countries.  Passport control and in-country authorities may reserve the right to refuse entry to prize winners and/or their travelling companions.  We shall not be responsible for ensuring your ability to travel to your holiday destination nor for any additional costs incurred should you be refused entry.

6.5 Unless otherwise stated, all holiday prizes must be taken within six (6) months of the closing date of the relevant Competition or the prize will lapse.  Holiday prizes are also usually subject to terms and conditions required by the provider which will apply to the prizewinner.

6.6 It is the responsibility of the prize winner and any travelling companions (if applicable) to check any travel advisories issued by the Government and determine whether they wish to accept the risk of travelling to the holiday destination.  We will not be responsible for any loss or damage suffered by any prize winner and their travelling companions (if applicable) arising out of their failure to follow any travel advisories issued by the Government.

6.7 The prize winner and their travelling companions (if applicable) must comply with and are responsible for obtaining any inoculation and health regulations required by any holiday prize destination country.

6.8 We will not be liable or responsible for any loss or damage suffered by any prize winner or their travelling companion (if applicable) should any prize winner or their travelling companion (if applicable) not redeem a holiday prize as a result of any Government travel warning or advisory applicable to the destination country and/or countries or for any other failure on their part to travel.  In particular, we shall have no obligation to substitute any alternative prize, cash equivalent or other compensation where a prize winner and/or their travelling companion (if applicable) fail to redeem a holiday prize for any reason.

6.9 Prize winners and their travelling companions must comply with the terms and limitations of airlines, other transport providers, and the venues involved in the provision of any holiday prize, including any insurance policy relating to the holiday. In particular, entrants must comply with all health and safety guidelines and instructions and all applicable legal and regulatory requirements.

6.10 Where the United States of America is a holiday prize destination, the prize winner and any travelling companion will be required to apply for an Electronic System for Travel Authorisation (ESTA). Applications must be submitted no later than three (3) days prior to the departure date. Should this form not be lodged by both the winner and within this time, they will be ineligible to enter the United States of America and will therefore forfeit their holiday prize.

7.  EVENTS PRIZES

7.1 Where the prize for any of our Competitions involve the winner's attendance at (or tickets to) an event, the prize winner acknowledges that we are not liable or responsible if any part of the event is cancelled, varied or rescheduled for any reason.  If this means that the winner (and/or any accompanying guests) cannot attend the relevant event, we shall be under no obligation to provide any cash or alternative tickets.  

7.2 Entrants proposing to redeem prizes involving, or participating in any Competition where it involves, travel, stunts or physical challenges should notify us of any medical condition and we may at our absolute discretion require as a condition of entering the Competition or receiving the prize to:

(a) submit to a medical examination by a medical practitioner approved by us and obtain  medical clearance to participate in the Competition and/or redeem the prize; and/or

(b) execute a legal document to exonerate us from liability in a form prescribed by us in order to participate further in the Competition and/or redeem the prize.

7.3 Where prizes comprise or include "meet and greet" elements with celebrities, the prize may be subject to the availability of the celebrity in question and we will have no liability for any inability or failure of any prizewinner to attend any "meet and greet" session offered on any date nor will we offer any alternative prize or cash alternative or compensation for such failure.

8 PUBLICITY AND PERSONAL INFORMATION

8.1 The personal information supplied by entrants when entering our Competitions will be used by us in accordance with the privacy policy applicable to our website in which the Competition appears, as the case may be. You should always read the applicable privacy policy as your entry in the relevant Competition is an agreement to be bound by the applicable privacy policy. All entrants may have their details removed from our database by contacting us. If details are removed prior to the conclusion of the Competition and/or award of prize(s), entrants will however forfeit their right to claim any prizes.

8.2 It is a condition of your entry to our Competitions that we have the right to publicise, broadcast and communicate to the public the names, home towns, characters, likeness and voices of entrants to our Competitions for the running of the Competitions and matters incidental to the Competition. 

8.3 All entrants and particularly prize winners, may be required by us to participate in publicity which may include photographs and may be provided to our third party prize providers for the purpose of promoting their association with the competition.  In this regard you agree that we shall have the right to use all the resulting publicity materials in any medium (including, without limitation, the internet) and in any manner we see fit, unless you advise us at the time of entering the Competition that you wish to retain your anonymity.  If you elect for anonymity, we may not be able to include you in certain Competitions.

9 COPYRIGHT

9.1 By entering our Competitions all entrants:

(a) assign to us all rights (including present and future copyright) in their entry and their publicity materials in all media (including, without limitation, the internet) and whether in existence now or created in the future;

(b) agree not to assert any moral rights in respect of their entry and the publicity materials (wherever  and whenever such rights are recognised) against the Promoter, its assigns, licensees and successors in title;

(c) undertake to us that their entry is not in breach of any third party intellectual property rights and will not contain anything, which is defamatory, indecent, harassing or threatening and that they will indemnify us for any loss, damage or liability arising should this turn out not to be true. If relevant, we reserve the right, but not the obligation (and without limiting entrants' warranty and indemnity as set out above), to screen, filter and/or monitor information provided by the entrant and to edit, refuse to distribute or remove the same;

(d) Confirm that they have the right, power and authority to grant the rights set out above and that they have obtained all consents and permissions necessary to grant us the same.

9.2 For the avoidance of doubt, all rights in the name and title of the Competition and the format rights for the Competition are our sole property and we may exploit the same our absolute discretion.

10 TAMPERING AND OTHER MATTERS

If for any reason any Competition is not capable of running as planned as a result of any (including but not limited to) technical failures, unauthorised intervention, computer virus, mobile network failure, tampering, fraud or any other causes beyond our control which corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper conduct of a Competition, we reserve the right to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Competition and/or any draw/s or judging related to the Competition and/or to disqualify any individual who (whether directly or indirectly) causes (or has caused) the problem.

11 LEAVE FOR PARTICIPATION

Obtaining time off work and/or study or related activities to participate in a Competition and/or take a prize will be the sole and absolute responsibility of each contestant.

12 TERMINATION OF COMPETITION

The Promoter may vary the terms of, or terminate, a Competition at any time at its absolute discretion without liability to any contestant or other person. The Promoter will not award the prize if the Competition is terminated.

13 DECISIONS FINAL

13.1 All our decisions relating to the Competition and/or redemption of the prizes are final. No discussions or correspondence with entrants or any other person will be entered into.

13.2 Tiebreakers, disputes, conflicts, questions or concerns will be managed by us and, if required by law, by an independent adjudicator.

14 FAILURE TO ENFORCE TERMS AND CONDITIONS
 
A failure by us to enforce any one of the terms and conditions in any instance(s) will not give rise to any claim or right of action by any entrant or prize winner, nor shall it be deemed to be a waiver of any of our rights in relation to the same.

15 EXCLUSION OF LIABILITY

15.1 Except as specifically set out herein and to the maximum extent permitted by law, all conditions, warranties and representations expressed or implied by law are hereby excluded.

15.2 To the fullest extent permitted by law, we hereby exclude and shall not have any liability to any entrant or prizewinner in connection with or arising out of any Competition howsoever caused, including for any costs, expenses, forfeited prizes, damages and other liabilities, provided that nothing herein shall operate so as to limit or exclude our liability for personal injury or death caused by our negligence.

15.3 In the event that any provision of these General (or any Specific) Terms are held to be illegal, invalid, void or otherwise unenforceable, it shall be severed from the remaining provisions which shall continue in full force and effect.

16 LAWS

These General Terms (and any Special Terms) shall be construed in accordance with and governed by the laws of England and Wales.

 

Severability
 
In the event that any term of these Terms & Conditions of Use is held to be invalid or unenforceable, the remainder of these Terms & Conditions of Use shall remain valid and enforceable.

Variation of these Terms & Conditions of Use
 
Bauer reserves the right to vary these Terms & Conditions of Use from time to time. Such variations become effective immediately upon the posting of the varied Terms & Conditions of Use on the website. By continuing to use the website you will be deemed to accept such variations.

General
 
Nothing in these Terms & Conditions of Use shall restrict or exclude any liability that we have to any party which cannot be excluded by law and in particular, and notwithstanding any term of these Terms & Conditions of Use, our liability for death or personal injury caused by our negligence shall not be limited or excluded in any way.

These Terms & Conditions of Use shall be governed by English law and the courts of England and Wales shall have exclusive jurisdiction.

NEED HELP?
 
If you have any general queries concerning www.motorcyclenews.com please contact us via email at mcn.online@bauerconsumer.co.uk and we will endeavour to deal with your email as quickly as possible.

MCN’s Privacy & Cookie Policy

1. Privacy Policy: Our Commitment To Your Privacy

1.1 Bauer Consumer Media Limited are committed to protecting your privacy and security. From time to time we may invite you to supply personal information in order for us to provide you with services (such as access to subscriber-only services, our bulletin board, email newsletters and competitions). In order to deliver such services, we will need to process and store your personal information and may need to transfer it to our business partner(s) and to associated companies of Bauer Consumer Media Limited for processing both inside and outside the European Economic Area (EEA). By submitting your personal information, you consent to such processing and transfers in connection with such orders, offers or services and for any other purposes to which you consent at the time you provide the information or as provided in this privacy policy.

1.2 This privacy policy only applies to the use that we make of personal information provided to us via the Internet and email. Other uses may be made of personal information provided to us in correspondence, by telephone or by other means not detailed in this privacy policy.

2. Why We Need To Collect Personal Information From You

We will notify you as to the types of personal information we are collecting about you as well as the uses we intend to make of that personal information. We may use the personal information we collect about you to notify you from time to time about important new features and changes to our online services or special offers, competitions or promotions we think you'll find of interest but we will do this only where you have consented, and you may unsubscribe from receiving these communications at any time, either by notifying us using the contact details set out below or using the ‘unsubscribe’ facility provided.

3.  Who Else Will We Tell About You?

3.1 Subject to what we say below, we will not pass on your personal information to any third party, including site sponsors or advertisers, without your consent. We may provide aggregate statistics about our users, sales, traffic patterns and related site information to our third-party partners (if any), but these statistics will not contain any information about you from which you could be identified.

3.2 If you enter any competitions on this website it may be necessary for us to provide your personal information to the promoters of the competition or to others that are involved in the organisation of the competition or the prize-giving.

3.3 Of course, if you post any personal information to any bulletin boards or forums, this information will immediately be made available to other users throughout the world.

3.4 We may transfer your personal information to purchasers or subsidiaries (and potential purchasers or subsidiaries) if Motorcyclenews.com, MCN or Bauer Consumer Media Limited acquires, or is acquired by or merged with, another company. This will enable you, for example, to continue your relationship with Motorcyclenews.com or MCN despite a change of ownership.

3.5 We may also need to provide your data to our subscription and other fulfilment agents in order to provide goods or services to you.

3.6 Finally, Bauer Consumer Media Limited is not responsible for the third party web sites that are referred to, or linked to, in this website. When you visit these other web sites your personal information might be used by others in ways that do not conform to the terms of this privacy policy.

4 Security and possibility of international transfer

Please note that countries outside the EEA may not have the same level of protection for personal information as countries within the EEA, but we always demand that those parties to whom we transfer data adhere to the same security procedures that we follow ourselves. By submitting your personal information, you consent to such processing and transfers in connection with such orders, offers or services and for any other purposes to which you consent at the time you provide  your personal information.

5  The Use Of 'Cookies'

In order to enable us to provide you with a personalised browsing experience, this website uses 'cookie' information collection technology. "Cookies" are small pieces of information that are issued to your computer when you enter a website. Cookies are stored by your browser on your computer's hard drive, and they can be used for a wide range of purposes, such as identifying your computer's previous visits to this website, and to ascertain the most popular features of this website.

6 Why Do We Use Cookies?

6.1 Like many other websites, this website uses cookies as they enable Motorcyclenews.com to identify your computer when you visit this website. For example, cookies make it possible for us to identify and automatically log in registered users of certain services on this website without the need for us to ask users for their registration details and password each time they visit. We also use cookies to develop a clearer picture of which parts of this website are the most popular to its visitors, and your preferences. You are not obliged to accept cookies and you may amend your browser's settings to prevent it from accepting cookies. Click here for instructions on how to disable cookies.

6.2 Please be aware that if you do disable cookies, certain services on this website may not be available to you and your enjoyment of this website may be impaired.

7 Feedback, Comments & Suggestions

If you have any queries about Our Privacy Policy or any queries about the protection of personal information We hold about you, please do not hesitate to contact us. Our address is: Motorcycle News, Bauer Media, Media House, Lynchwood, Peterborough Business Park, Peterborough, PE2 6EA.

8 Finally

If you do not agree with this Privacy Policy you should not submit your personal information on  this website.

Terms and Conditions for private classified advertisers 

Please click here to read the terms and conditions for private customers advertising their bikes for sale on motorcyclenews.com

MCN RSS Feed - Terms and Conditions

1. General

1.1 The Motorcycle News website ("MCN") RSS feed (the "MCN RSS Feed", "MCN RSS reader" and "MCN Widget", ) is made available to you by Bauer Consumer Media Limited ("we", "us", "our").

1.2 Your use of the MCN RSS Feed in connection with the products or services you provide (your "Service") is subject to and must comply with these terms and conditions (the "Terms").

1.3 We may update or modify these Terms from time to time and at our sole discretion. Any such updates or modifications will take effect immediately when published on this website, which you should check regularly. Your continued use of the MCN RSS Feed will indicate your acceptance of any update or modification to these Terms.

1.4 You may not and may not encourage or authorise others to:

1.4.1 sell, rent, lease, sublicense, redistribute, or syndicate the MCN RSS Feed to any third party without our prior written approval;

1.4.2 remove or alter any proprietary notices or marks or otherwise edit or alter the MCN RSS Feed;

1.4.3 use or access the MCN RSS Feed for purposes of monitoring the availability, performance, or functionality of any of our products and services or for any other benchmarking or competitive purposes;

1.4.4 replicate, frame or mirror the MCN website or its design;

1.4.5 use any part of the MCN RSS Feed, including but not limited to trade marks and other proprietary information or marks, as part of the name of your company or Service, or in any product, service, or logos created by you, or in any other manner likely to mislead, confuse or deceive users; or

1.4.6 use any part of the MCN RSS Feed in a manner that creates any impression of endorsement, sponsorship, or association with us or any of our services.

1.5 You agree to respect the features and functionality embedded with or included in the MCN RSS Feed. You further agree not to interfere with, disrupt, or disable any features of the MCN RSS Feed.

2. Licence

2.1 In consideration of you agreeing to adhere to and abide by these Terms, we hereby grant to you a worldwide non-exclusive licence to use the MCN RSS Feed to display information and material from the MCN website.

3. Ownership

3.1 You agree that we, our group companies and our licensors (if any) retain all worldwide right, title and interest in and to the MCN RSS Feed, including all intellectual property rights in the content featured therein and the MCN website to which it relates. You agree not to do anything inconsistent with such ownership.

3.2 Any rights other than the limited licence of use granted above are reserved to us.

3.3 You agree that you will not challenge our ownership of, the validity of, or otherwise copy or exploit our intellectual property and/or any part of the MCN RSS Feed at any time except as specifically authorised herein. If you acquire any rights in the MCN RSS Feed by operation of law or otherwise, you will, at no expense to us, immediately assign such rights to us.

4. Termination

4.1 You may cease your use of the MCN RSS Feed at any time in which event these Terms shall terminate.

4.2 We may immediately suspend your access to the MCN RSS Feed (or if necessary, terminate your right to receive it) at any time and without notice to you if you breach any of these Terms or otherwise engage in activities that we reasonably believe are likely to cause damage, disrepute or liability to us.

4.3 We may also terminate your right to receive the MCN RSS Feed for any reason subject to providing you with fourteen (14) days' prior written notice in which event these Terms shall terminate.

4.4 You agree that we will not be liable for any costs, expenses, or damages as a result of our termination of these Terms and/or any licences granted hereunder.

5. Warranties

5.1 You hereby represent and warrant to us that:

5.1.1 you have the necessary power and authority to enter into and perform these Terms and that your performance of these Terms will not constitute a breach of or otherwise violate any other agreement or the rights of any third party; and

5.1.2 your Service and its use and distribution and your receipt and usage of the MCN RSS Feed does and will continue to comply with all applicable laws, rules, and regulations (including, for the avoidance of doubt, all applicable laws and regulations of the country in which your Service is based).

5.2 We hereby represent and warrant to you that:

5.2.1 we have the necessary power and authority to enter into and perform these Terms, and that the performance will not constitute a breach of or otherwise violate any other agreement or the rights of any third party.

6. Disclaimer

6.1 The MCN RSS Feed, and any and all content, functionality, information and/or services associated therewith or included therein are provided on an "as is" and "as available" basis, and, save as for provided for in clause 5.2 above, without warranty of any kind. To the maximum extent permitted by law, we hereby disclaim all other warranties, whether express, implied, statutory, or otherwise, including without limitation warranties of reliability and/or fitness for a particular purpose, and any warranties or conditions arising out of course of dealing or usage of trade. We do not warrant that the MCN RSS Feed will be error-free, uninterrupted, virus-free, or secure.

7. Limitation of liability

7.1 We shall not be responsible for any indirect or consequential losses suffered by you, or for any loss of income or revenue, loss of business, loss of profits or contracts, loss of anticipated savings, loss of data, waste of management or office time, howsoever arising and whether caused by tort (including negligence), breach of contract or otherwise and whether direct or indirect. Our total aggregate liability to you in relation to the MCN RSS Feed and these Terms and regardless of the reason or cause, shall not exceed the sum of £1,000.

7.2 This clause 7 does not in any way limit or exclude our liability for death or personal injury caused by our negligence or for any other matter for which it would be illegal for us to exclude, or attempt to exclude, our liability.

8. Miscellaneous

8.1 These Terms constitute the entire agreement between us and you.

8.2 These Terms do not create or imply any partnership, agency or joint venture.

8.3 These Terms shall be governed by and construed in accordance with English law and you and we hereby irrevocably submit to the non-exclusive jurisdiction of the English Courts as regards any claim or matter arising in relation to these Terms.

Terms and Conditions for MCN Compare affiliate partners

- By joining the MCN Compare affiliate scheme on the MCN widget you have entered into an agreement with Bauer Media.

- You are agreeing to promote MCN Compare on the MCN widget and will be paid a commission of £1.50 (inc VAT) per valid quote driven directly by the widget on your site only.

- The programme is set up to track one quote per session. If a user revises their quote in a single session transaction, this will count as one quote.

- Fraudulent activity is monitored on a regular basis and anyone thought to be abusing the system will be removed from the programme immediately.

- You will receive a report of any revenue generated as a result of users referred to MCN from your site. Commission will be paid on a quarterly basis.

- Bauer Media (publishers of MCN) has the right to amend the terms and conditions of this programme at any point.