The use of this website is provided subject to the following terms and conditions. Please read this User Agreement carefully.
In visiting hero-zine.com you are agreeing to be legally bound by the following terms, which shall take effect immediately on your first use of the site.
If you do not agree with the rules contained in this Agreement, please do not use the Service.
HERO may modify this Agreement from time to time and such modification shall be effective upon posting online. Please review this Agreement regularly to ensure you are updated as to any changes. To continue to use hero-zine.com after changes are posted means you agree to be legally bound by these terms as updated and/or amended.
Use of the site:
All material on the site is the property of hero-zine.com, unless otherwise stated.
Unless content carries the a “share” icon you may not copy, reproduce, download, post, make available to the public, or otherwise use hero-zine.com content in any way except for your own personal, non-commercial use.
You also agree, on entering this site, not to adapt, alter or create a derivative work from the site content except for your own personal, non-commercial use.
You agree to use hero-zine.com only for lawful purposes, and in a way that does not infringe the rights of, restrict or inhibit anyone else’s use and enjoyment of hero-zine.com. 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 hero-zine.com.
Disclaimers and Limitation of Liability
The content of hero-zine.com, including the information, names, images, pictures, logos and icons regarding or relating to hero-zine.com or HERO, its products and services (or to third party products and services), is provided “AS IS” and on an “IS AVAILABLE” basis without any representations or any kind of warranty made (whether express or implied by law) to the extent permitted by law, including the implied warranties of satisfactory quality, fitness for a particular purpose, non-infringement, compatibility, security and accuracy.
Contributions to HERO
Where you are invited to submit any contribution to hero-zine.com you agree, by submitting your contribution, to grant HERO the right to reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, translate create derivative works from, distribute, preform, play, make available to the public, and / or to incorporate your contribution in other works in any media now known or later developed.
You warrant that your contribution:
Is your own original work and that you have the right to make it available for purposes specified aboveIt is not defamatoryIt does not infringe on any law
You agree to indemnify HERO against all legal fees, damages, and other expenses that may be incurred by HERO as a result of your breach of the above warranty, and waive any moral rights in your contribution for the purposes of its submission to and publication on hero-zine.com and the purposes specified above.
These terms shall be governed by and interpreted in accordance with the laws of England and Wales.
When you wish to receive or use services on this website, such as newsletters, prize draws, uploading your work, and HERO members, you will be asked to submit personal information such as your name and email address.
By entering the details in the forms, you enable HERO and its service providers to provide you with the services you select.
When you visit hero-zine.com, the pages you see are downloaded to your computer, along with a text file which is called a cookie. Each website on the internet can send its own cookie to your browser if your browser’s preferences allow it, but (to protect your privacy) your browser only permits a web site to access the cookies it has already sent to you, not the cookies sent to you by other sites.
It enables us to personalise parts of the site for your visit, for example looking at when you are logged in
If you have set your computer to reject cookies you can still browse HERO anonymously, however you will not be able to register with the site, and your experience of interactive elements of the site may be affected.
Use and Storage of Information
When you supply any personal information to HERO (e.g. for membership, submissions to the Rise section and prize draws) we have legal obligations towards you in the way we use those data. We must collect the information fairly, that is, we must explain how we will use it (see the notices on particular webpages that let you know why we are requesting the information) and tell you if we want to pass the information on to anyone else.
In general, any information you provide to HERO will only be used within HERO and by its agents and service providers. Your information will be disclosed where we are obliged or permitted by law. Also, if you post or send offensive, inappropriate or objectionable content anywhere on or to HERO, we can use whatever information that is available about you to stop such behaviour. This may involve informing relevant third parties such as your employer, school, e-mail/Internet provider and law enforcement agencies about the content and your behaviour.
We will hold your personal information on our systems for as long as you use the service you have requested, and remove it in the event that the purpose has been met, or, in the case of hero-zine.com membership you no longer wish to continue your registration as a HERO member. For safety reasons, however, we may store messaging transcript data (including message content, member names, times and dates) arising from the use of HERO. Where personal information is held for people who are not yet registered but have taken part in other HERO services (e.g. email notifications), that information will be held as long as is necessary to ensure that the service is run smoothly. We will ensure that all personal information supplied is held securely, in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998.
Access to your personal information
You have the right to request a copy of the personal information HERO holds about you and to have any inaccuracies corrected. (We charge £10 for information requests.) Please address requests to the Data Protection, HERO, 112-116 Old Street, London, EC1v 9BG (Email: firstname.lastname@example.org).
If you are aged 16 or under, please get your parent/guardian’s permission beforehand whenever you provide personal information to the HERO website. Users without this consent are not allowed to provide us with personal information.