- The rules for using our services
- What you can do with our content (share it, link to it, that sort of thing)
- What we can do with things you post or upload.
Your rights and responsibilities, basically – important stuff. We’ve kept them as short as possible, and we’ve made videos for the complicated bits. So do read them, and check-in for updates as the latest version always applies (we’ll usually only make updates when we release a new service, change how we provide a service, or have to comply with a new legal requirement).
When these terms apply
Read these terms before using our services. Whenever you use our services you agree to these terms. You’re also agreeing to stick to our:
- Privacy and cookies policy
Read it too. If you don’t stick to all these terms then we can suspend or terminate your use of services and your account. But first…
What’s this about “services” and “content”?
a. Services Anything digital offered by YUPIIE.COM. Such as:
b. Content Anything that’s available through those services. Including:
- Technical stuff such as metadata and open-source code
- Anything made by people using our services. User-generated content, that’s called.
When other terms apply
Child-friendly services and tools
If you’re looking for something child-friendly. Ultimately, it’s up to you to decide what’s suitable. But here are some tools that may help:
- To stop children accessing Guidance-labelled content.
- To teach children about staying safe online.
- For advice on how to keep your children safe online. On that site is how-to advice to activate parental controls for your devices, gaming consoles, broadband access and entertainment platforms around your home.
Terms for using our services and content
a. Don’t mess with our services What do we mean by that? This sort of thing:
- Hacking them
- Trying to get around our content security technology (software that stops people copying our content)
- Accessing content from outside the UE that you aren’t allowed to, or helping others do the same. For example: using a VPN service so you can watch BBC iPlayer when you’re outside the UE
- Refusing to remove content, games or apps from your device when we ask you to. This might happen when we take down services. Which we can do at any time, without notice.
b. Don’t harm or offend other people… …while using our services or content. That means:
- Don’t damage our reputation by associating us with sexism or racism, for instance
- Don’t get us sued – by defaming (damaging the reputation of) someone, say, or commenting on an active lawsuit
- Don’t harass or upset people
- Don’t post or upload anything offensive or obscene
- If you disagree with someone, attack the argument, not the person.
c. Play it safe When you watch or play an app or game, be aware of your surroundings and use your device safely. Don’t use our 360° and virtual reality apps if you:
- Are pregnant
- Have consumed anything that may affect your balance
- Have (or have had) a medical condition, like binocular vision abnormalities, psychiatric disorders, seizures or a heart problem.
Make sure you’re in a safe place, preferably seated. Stop immediately if you feel:
- Any discomfort.
Don’t take part in any activities where you need to focus straight after, or if you feel slightly dazed or confused.
d. Don’t pretend to be the YUPIIE.COM Except at fancy dress parties. That includes:
- Recreating a service or copying the look of a service
- Using our brands, trademarks or logos without our permission
- Using or mentioning our content in press releases and other marketing bumph
- Making money from our content or services. You can’t charge people to watch our shows, for example
- Sharing our content. Apart from shareable.
Using YUPIIE.COM content
a. When you need permission To use any of the following things…
- Whole shows
- Content from YUPIIE.COM
- Our logo and another branding
- Anything else that’s protected by copyright.
…you’ll need to get permission. We don’t always own the copyright. Our content often includes other people’s content, you see. For instance, a TV show might feature images, video and music that belong to artists, actors and musicians. Or we only have a licence to broadcast a show, and it’s the production company who owns it. So you’ll have to ask them if you can use it. Except under certain circumstances…
b. When you already have permission
- If you’re at a school, college or university that’s got an Educational Recording Agency licence.
- Read about the Educational Recording Agency licence here.
- Read about other copyright exceptions here.
- For shareable. The rules about shareable are here.
- For open-source code, open data and public APIs.
- To download podcasts for personal use using our download button.
- You can download podcasts for personal use. You can also transfer podcasts between your devices. But don’t upload a podcast back to the internet from your device. Use the sharing buttons instead to tell your friends about it.
Shareables – what they are
Content that’s shareable will have one or more of these buttons next to it:
- Social media buttons for posting to Facebook, Twitter and so on.
We don’t always own the copyright for shareable. Sometimes we have to get a licence or permission from the people who made it. So stick to these rules. Otherwise, among other things, the people who made it won’t want to make content for us again. You’ll need to get our permission first for any business use, and you might have to pay a fee. When you share to a social media platform their terms will apply. Do read their terms (which you can search for online).
Shareables – what you can do
c. Use a feed You can add the BBC News feed to your website or social media account. Provided:
- You don’t change the feed or remove any of our branding or logos
- You credit us by saying it’s from YUPIIE.COM putting the text and hyperlink in a prominent place nearby
- You don’t add our branding, logos and so on, except for any branding that’s already embedded in the feed
d. Post comments and views… … about our shareable. That’s fine. Encouraged, even. Just as long as they’re not evil.
Shareables – what you can’t do
a. Don’t use them to harm or offend. And don’t put shareable with harmful or offensive stuff. Here’s a list of things that may harm or offend:
- Insulting, misleading, discriminating or defaming (damaging people’s reputations)
- Promoting pornography, tobacco or weapons
- Putting children at risk
- Anything illegal. Like using hate speech, inciting terrorism or breaking privacy law
- Anything that would harm YUPIIE.COM reputation.
b. Don’t make it look like they cost money You can’t charge others for using our shareable. If you put them on a site that charges for content, you have to say they’re free-to-view.
e. Don’t associate them with advertising or sponsorship That means you can’t:
- Put any other content between the link to the shareable and the shareable itself. So no ads or short videos people have to sit through
- Put ads next to or over them
- Put any ads on a web page or app that contain mostly shareable
- Put ads related to their subject alongside shareable. So no trainer ads with a shareable about shoes
- Add extra content that means you’d earn money from them.
f. Don’t be misleading about where they came from You can’t remove or alter the copyright notice, or imply that someone else made them.
Shareables – what you have to do
- Use the latest version and, where we have it, don’t remove any tagging or tracking.
- Make sure it’s displayed accurately.
- Add a credit (if it doesn’t already have one)
If possible, add a hyperlink to the shareable’s original location. Make sure it works, and don’t put anything between the credit and the link.
Shareables – a thing we have to say
Open-source software, open data and APIs
Creations – what they are
This part is about when you create your own content by:
- Uploading something of yours to one of our services – like uploading to comment boards and forums
- Uploading your clip or photo of a breaking story
- Using a service to make something and then uploading it.
We call these somethings “creations”. Things you enter into competitions (like drawings) don’t count as creations for these terms. Competitions have their own terms.
Creations – the terms
g. Moral rights When you upload a creation, you give up your moral rights to it. That means we can:
- Use your creation without identifying you as the creator
- Edit or change your creation and you won’t be able to say we’ve treated it in a “derogatory” way.
h. We might contact you To check if you’ve got permission to use any music, images, clips or text in your creation. Or just for administrative purposes.
Creations – what you can do with them
Creations – what YUPIIE.COM can do with them
c. Use it with our tools for making creations or remixing content Some of our services feature tools for playing around with our content, writing your own code, and making things like games and visualisations. This might:
- Put your creations on display to inspire other people,
- Invite others to use your creativity to make their own creation.
d. Moderate it Which means we can review, edit, remove or decide not to display it. And, if it breaks any laws, we can refer it to the police and other authorities.
e. And we can use it
- Anywhere in the world
- In any medium (for example TV, the internet, radio)
- For as long as we want – even if you stop using our services.
And anyone we work with can do those things too. For example, if you send an image to YUPIIE.COM, we could share a news item featuring that image with a foreign broadcaster, who’d then be able to do all the things above. They could also charge their users to see it.
Creations – what you can’t send us
Your YUPIIE.COM Account
b. Get your account. To keep your account safe, don’t:
- Tell anyone your username or password
- Give us false information
- Try to log in as someone else
- Try to bypass our security measures
- Create more than one account
- Create an account for someone else, except for your child.
And be sure to keep your details up-to-date.
c. What we do with your information The data you send us when you register, fill in web forms or use our services helps us to:
- Provide you with services, recommendations, notifications and other features
- Improve our existing services and come up with new ones.
d. Changing settings and deleting your account e. Changing settings on your device This can stop some of our services from working properly.
c. If you’re an individual “consumer” and it would be unfair for us to not be held responsible. Otherwise, we’re not liable for anything that happens if:
- You rely on advice, data, commentary, opinions or any other content
- There are errors, omissions, interruptions, delays, bugs or viruses
- We turn off or remove content, services, external links or creations (we’d normally only do this when we moderate, for legal reasons or if we’re improving a service)
- The thing that happens couldn’t reasonably have been foreseen
- The thing that happens wouldn’t usually result from the mishap
- You and we hadn’t agreed that this thing would probably happen in the event of a mishap.
This applies to sites we link to as well as our content and services. Speaking of which…
a. If you use a service on behalf of a business, that business agrees to these terms. So your business has to stick to these terms if you use a service…
- substantially to do your job – as an employee, contractor or consultant
- for commercial purposes – to make a profit or
- for educational, non-profit, charitable or government uses.
b. As we said earlier, read these terms before using our services. When you use our services and content, you’re agreeing to:
- Our privacy and cookies policy
- Any other terms we’ve let you know about.
- And those things replace all previous agreements between you and us about using our services or content.