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Terms and Conditions

Welcome to the Own-it website. References in these terms and conditions to "we", "our" and "us" are references to us, the University of the Arts London. We own and run the website under the Own-it name, through one of our constituent colleges the London College of Communication.

Our main address for the purposes of this website is Own-it, London College of Communication, London, SE1 6SB.  You can also contact us by email at: info@own-it.org.  Our VAT number is GB 510 398 660.

These terms and conditions tell you the terms on which you may make use of our website, whether as a guest or a registered user.  Please read them carefully before you use the website.  By using our website, you are agreeing to these terms and conditions.  If you do not agree to them, please do not use our website.

Additional terms and conditions of supply

Additional terms and conditions of supply ("terms and conditions of supply") apply when we sell goods or services on our website. In order to buy these goods or services from us, you will have to confirm your agreement to the terms and conditions of supply, which form part of these terms and conditions.  In the event of any conflict between the terms and conditions of supply and these terms and conditions, the former shall prevail.  Please refer to the Terms and Conditions of Supply


We own or are licensed to use all the copyright works and other intellectual property rights in our website and in the materials on our website.  You may view and print off one copy of any free material on our website for your own personal use.  You may not otherwise store, print off, copy, or distribute any of the material on our website without our prior written permission, unless you have registered as a user of this website and are permitted to do so by these terms and conditions or by any permission given by us elsewhere on our website. You must not remove any of our (or our licensors') copyright or other proprietary notices from any material on our website.


When you register on our website, you must provide us with accurate, current and complete registration information.  You must also update us with any changes to your registration information, including changes in your email address.  When you register, you will need to choose a password, which you will subsequently have to use (together with your email address) when you sign in to certain areas of our website.   It is your responsibility to protect your password from unauthorised use.  You must not disclose your password to anyone else, or allow anyone else to use your password, or assist anyone else who is not a registered user to access areas of our website which are restricted to registered users.  You must notify us immediately if you believe that your password is known to someone else or if it may be used in an unauthorised way.  We will not be liable for any unauthorised use which is made using your password.

Your use of our website

When using our website you agree not to:

  • upload or transmit any files or materials which contain any bugs, viruses, worms, Trojan horses, or other harmful or disruptive elements;
  • change, delete or misuse any information or materials made available to you on our website, whether by us or by any third party (unless permitted to make changes by these terms and conditions or by any permission given by us elsewhere on our website);
  • disrupt, interfere with or restrict the use of the website by other users;
  • impersonate any other person or "out" any other person or use a false name or a name you are not authorised to use or create a false identity or attempt to gain unauthorised access to any part of the website; or
  • upload, display or transmit any materials or information (including without limitation any comments/posts in response to news stories or in discussion forums or in other similar areas of our website) which:
    • are false, obscene, sexist, homophobic, racist, defamatory, illegal, abusive, threatening, or otherwise discriminatory, offensive or objectionable; or
    • infringe the rights (including rights of privacy, confidentiality and intellectual property) of any third party anywhere in the world (and you warrant to us that there shall be no such infringement); or
    • do not comply with any applicable legal, statutory and regulatory requirements, including any applicable codes of practice; or
    • include links to any other website which contains material which is illegal, defamatory, obscene, offensive or which may otherwise bring us into disrepute.

We reserve the right at our absolute discretion to refuse, edit or remove any material or information uploaded, displayed or transmitted by you which in our opinion does not comply with these terms and conditions or is not otherwise suitable for our website.  Should you find any material or information on our website which you feel is in contravention of these terms and conditions, please email us at info@own-it.org

If you submit comments/posts or other material in response to news stories or in discussion forums or in other similar areas of our website, you are thereby granting us (and warranting that you are entitled to grant us) a non-exclusive, worldwide, royalty-free, perpetual licence to republish any such comments/posts or other material in any format, including electronic and print format.


We cannot guarantee that our website will always be available to you.  We also cannot guarantee that material which you download, or have access to, from our website will be free from bugs, viruses or other harmful or disruptive elements. 

Our website may contain links to other websites which are not ours.  We have no control over, and can therefore accept no liability for, such other websites.  Please note that these other websites may send their own cookies to your computer, collect personal data from you, or solicit personal information from you.

Users of our website may submit information or material for publication in certain areas of our website, including directory listings and business opportunities. We accept no responsibility for the accuracy or content of such third-party information or material, and we accept no liability for any loss or damage which may result from or arise out of your use of or reliance upon such information and material, including without limitation any contractual arrangements which you may enter into with any third party in connection with such information and material.

The information and materials provided by us on our website are intended to be informative only and are provided on an "as us" and "as available" basis. In addition, the information and materials on our website are provided without representation or endorsement made and without warranty of any kind whether express or implied, including but not limited to the implied warranties of satisfactory quality, fitness for a particular purpose, non-infringement, compatibility, security and accuracy. By accessing and using our website you acknowledge that any reliance upon such information and materials obtained or received via our website will be at your sole risk.

In particular you agree and acknowledge that we are not authorised by the Solicitors Regulation Authority or any other legal regulator or authority whether in the UK or elsewhere. The information and materials are provided for reference purposes only and are not intended, nor should they be used, as a substitute for professional advice or judgment or to provide legal advice with respect to particular circumstances. We would therefore strongly recommend that you seek further guidance (including, where appropriate, from your legal advisers) and make your own enquiries before relying on them. Naturally, please do contact us if you find any information or material on our website which you believe is inaccurate or misleading.

In no event will we be liable to you whether in contract, tort, negligence, under statute or otherwise in respect of any loss of profits and/or for any special, indirect, incidental or consequential loss or damage arising out of or in connection with your use of (or inability to use) our website or the information or materials contained on our website including any goods and services that you purchase or otherwise obtain from our website, including without limitation: loss of revenue, loss of business, loss of goodwill, loss or corruption of data and/or downtime.

You acknowledge as a business that our liability to you, in respect of the supply to you of any goods or services, for breach of any condition or warranty implied under any law which cannot be lawfully modified or excluded by these terms and conditions shall, to the extent permitted by law, be limited at our option to supplying the goods and services again or paying for their re-supply or making a refund to you of what you paid us for them.

Nothing in these terms and conditions shall exclude or limit our liability to you for death or personal injury resulting from our negligence, or for our fraud.

Your liability to us

You agree to indemnify us and keep us fully indemnified from and against all costs, expenses (including reasonable legal expenses), damages and losses arising out of any breach by you of these terms and conditions and/or any claim or legal proceedings brought or threatened against us by a third party as a result of your use of our website.

Changes to these terms and conditions

We may change these terms and conditions from time to time.  Any changes will be displayed on our website.  You are deemed to have agreed to any changes when you next use our website following any such change.


If we believe you are in breach of any of these terms and conditions, we may (without prejudice to any other of our rights or remedies) immediately without prior notice to you cancel your registration and/or terminate the provision to you of any or all of our website services. We may in any event cancel your registration at any time for any reason by emailing you at the address you have given us stating that we are cancelling your registration.

Personal data

Please read our privacy policy which explains how we will use any personal data which you provide to us.  This privacy policy forms part of these terms and conditions.  By using our website, you are therefore agreeing to the terms of our privacy policy.

Linking to our website

You may link to our home page, provided you do so in a way which is fair and legal and does not damage our reputation or suggest any form of association, approval or endorsement on our part where none exists.  We reserve the right to withdraw linking permission without notice at our discretion.

Governing law

These terms and conditions are governed by English law and the English courts shall have exclusive jurisdiction to determine any matter or dispute in connection with these terms and conditions or the use of our website.


If any of these terms and conditions are held to be illegal, void or unenforceable, this shall not affect the validity of the other terms and conditions.

The Contracts (Rights of Third Parties) Act 1999 shall not apply to these terms and conditions and nothing in these terms and conditions shall give any third party any benefit or any right to enforce any of these terms and conditions.

No failure or delay by us in exercising any right or remedy provided by law or by these terms and conditions shall be construed as a waiver of the right or remedy or a waiver of other rights or remedies.

Feedback and complaints

We hope you enjoy using our website and find it useful.  We will try to answer any additional questions you may have.  We also welcome your feedback on our website, both positive and negative.  You can contact us by email at: info@own-it.org or by writing to us at the address given on our contacts page. If you have a complaint about any aspect of our service, please mark it "Complaint" and address it to the Project Director.  We will aim to acknowledge receipt of your complaint within 4 working days and to respond to it within 14 working days.