Terms Of Service

1. Definitions

We’re going to use some shorthand to make this easier to read. When we say “site,” we mean londonhorrorsociety.co.uk and the services offered through that site. When we say “we,” “us,” or “our,” we mean The London Horror Society, a trading name of London Horror Group Ltd . When we say “your content,” we mean any text, sound, graphics or other material which you post, upload, or otherwise share on the site; similarly, when we say “London Horror Society content,” we mean the copyrightable text, sound, graphics, and other material owned by The London Horror Group Ltd. And when we say “terms,” we mean these terms of service.

2. Accepting these terms

Please read these terms before using the site. If you do not agree to these terms, you may not register for membership. If we make material changes to these terms, we’ll let you know either through the site or via email (at the email address you provide). If you do not agree to those changes, you may send a request to cancel your account to member.help@londonhorrorsociety.co.uk. If we do not hear from you within ten days, the revised terms will apply to you.

3. Privacy policy

When you register with the site, you will be asked to provide certain personal information, including your name and email address. We will store your personal information, but will not share it with any third parties, except as necessary to provide the services offered, to monitor usage, and to improve the service. For example, we may store your personal information along with your files and data on a third party server, or we may use a third party analytics tool like Google Analytics to learn how you are using The London Horror Society, and how we can improve that experience. We also use your personal information to send you notifications about the service and to respond to customer support requests. We will never share your personal information with advertisers or send you promotions for unrelated services.

We may be required to disclose your personal information in order to:

  • comply with the law or legal process;
  • protect or defend our rights or property, or the rights or property of others;
  • enforce these terms; or
  • respond to claims that the content of any material on our system violates the rights of others.

If we must disclose your personal information in order to comply with the law or legal process, we will inform you (at the email address you provide) as soon as practicable, provided that it is lawful for us to do so.

We use session and login cookies, which help us keep track of when a person is logged in and determine the content or sites users link to, and which services people use. We will also capture login timestamps, and usage statistics, as well as IP addresses.

We will communicate with you via email, to the email address you provide to us.  If you would like to cease all communications from us, please send an email to member.help@londonhorrorsociety.co.uk and we will cancel your account.

4. Permitted users

The London Horror Society is designed for use by adults. You must be eighteen years of age or older to use it. If we learn that we have collected personal information from a child under the age of thirteen, we will delete that information as quickly as possible. If you believe that we might have any information from a child under the age of thirteen, please contact us at member.help@londonhorrorsociety.co.uk. When you use the site, you represent and warrant that you have the legal capacity to form a binding contract with us, and are doing so by your agreement to these terms.

5. Copyright and intellectual property

We own our stuff; you own yours.

You retain ownership of all content you post, upload to, or otherwise share on the site. However, by posting, uploading, or sharing your content, you grant us a non-exclusive, sub-licensable, royalty-free, worldwide license to access, use, and display your content in connection with the site and services we provide to you. This license permits us to perform the services that you registered for; for example, it permits us to store your content on redundant data servers, but it does not permit us to sell your content to advertisers or display your content other than to those you have authorised to view it, nor does it transfer the copyright to us. This license ends when you delete the material or your account.

All London Horror Society content, the selection, compilation, arrangement and presentation of all materials, and the overall design of the site are copyrighted by us, and are protected by US and international laws. Use of our content without our express prior written permission is strictly prohibited.

Londonhorrorsociety.co.uk, The London Horror Society, LHS Pro and the London Horror Society logo are owned by The London Horror Group, in the United Kingdom. Our name and Intellectual Property may not be used in connection with any product or service without our express written permission.

Designated Agent

Chris Nials
The London Horror Group
163-164 Moulsham Street
Chelmsford
Essex
CM2 0LD
Data@londonhorrorsociety.co.uk

7. London Horror Society rules

The London Horror Society and LHS Pro are designed to help people Love, Create and Share Horror together; as such, we have some ground rules which you must adhere to when using the site and the LHS Pro Discord server. You agree not to do any of the following:

  • Threaten other users with violence.
  • Use hateful, abusive, harassing, libellous, or obscene language towards other users.
  • Post any material that infringes or violates any third party’s copyright, trademark, trade secret, privacy, or other proprietary or property right;
  • Post any material which promotes illegal activity, could constitute a criminal offense, give rise to civil liability, or otherwise violate any applicable law or regulation;
  • Use the site to send spam, chain letters, junk mail, or any other type of unsolicited mass email;
  • Use the site to distribute viruses or other harmful, disruptive, or destructive files;
  • Use or attempt to use another person’s account;
  • Disrupt or interfere with the security of, or otherwise abuse, the site, or any servers or networks connected to the site;
  • Attempt to obtain unauthorised access to the site;
  • Impersonate another person;
  • Share with any minor any content or materials inappropriate for children, or allow any minor access to such materials;
  • Systematically harvest data from the site, or programmatically register accounts on the site.

You further agree that you are responsible for your actions in relation to the site, and for any communications transmitted under your account; that you will comply with all laws relating to the transmission of technical data or software exported from the United Kingdom; and that you will comply with all applicable local, state, national and international laws and regulations, including without limitation those related to privacy, data collection, and email creation and delivery.

If it appears you have violated any of these rules, we may, in our sole discretion, remove any offending material or immediately limit or terminate your account.

8. Cancelling your free membership

You can cancel your free London Horror Society membership at any time by sending an email to member.help@londonhorrorsociety.co.uk.

9. Disclaimer of warranties

We will strive to prevent interruptions to the service and be good stewards of your data. However, the site and our services are provided on an “as is” and “as available” basis. We disclaim all warranties of any kind, whether express or implied, including without limitation any warranty of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, or non-infringement. We do not make any warranty that the site or our services will meet your requirements, or that the services will be uninterrupted, timely, secure, or error free, or that defects, if any, will be corrected. You understand that you download from or otherwise obtain content or services through the site at your own discretion and risk.

10. Limitations of liability

Under no circumstances — including, without limitation, negligence — shall we be liable for any direct, indirect, incidental, special or consequential damages, resulting from (1) the use or the inability to use the site; (2) the cost of procurement of substitute goods and services; (3) unauthorised access to or alteration of your transmissions or data; (4) loss of profits, use, data or other intangibles, even if we have been advised of the possibility of such damages. The foregoing shall not apply to the extent prohibited by applicable law.

11. Indemnification

You agree to indemnify, defend, and hold harmless us, our officers, directors, employees, members, partners, agents, and suppliers, and their respective affiliates, officers, directors, employees, members, shareholders, partners, and agents, from any and all claims and expenses, including attorneys’ fees, arising out of your use of the site, including but not limited to your violation of this agreement. We may, at our sole discretion, assume the exclusive defence and control of any matter subject to indemnification by you. The assumption of such defence or control by us, however, shall not excuse any of your indemnity obligations.

12. Right to terminate

We may at any time decide to alter, amend, modify, or terminate the site, any functionality or portion of it, all in our sole discretion, and you understand that there is no guarantee that the site or any portion or functionality of it will continue to operate or be available for any particular period of time.

13. Subscribing to LHS Pro

To subscribe to LHS Pro, you need to provide us with your full name, email address, postal address and your credit/debit card details.  You confirm that all of the information you provide is correct and accurate at the point of submitting. If these details change at any point, you also agree to contact us at pro.help@londonhorrorsociety.co.uk to keep us informed. The London Horror Group reserve the right to cancel your subscription if any of the information you provide is not true or accurate.

If you are not already a free London Horror Society member when you subscribe to LHS Pro, you will be asked to create an account.  You agree to be the only authorised user of this account, and you must not disclose your account details to any other party. If you discover any unauthorised use of your account, please contact us immediately at pro.help@londonhorrorsociety.co.uk. Any breach of these terms and conditions and/or any use of your account by any unauthorised user or anyone whom you shares your password with will be treated as if the breach had been carried out by you.

After placing an order, we will confirm your subscription by sending you a payment receipt over email. The contract between you and us in relation to the subscription ordered will only be formed when we send you this payment receipt. Your subscription charges are liable to change at any point, but any such changes will not affect any orders for which we have already sent you a receipt.

Payment for your LHS Pro subscription must be made by credit/debit card, or through GooglePay. Orders must be placed on our online order page. We cannot accept orders over email or the telephone. Be advised that online payment transactions are subject to validation checks by your card issuer and The London Horror Group are not responsible if your card issuer declines to authorise payment for any reason. Please note, it is possible that your card issuer may charge you an online handling fee or processing fee. We are not responsible for this.

Your subscription will automatically renew until you notify us of your decision to terminate your subscription. Therefore, you agree that your subscription fee will be billed automatically at the beginning of each renewal period to the credit or debit card you used in your most recent transaction with The London Horror Group.

The limited edition ‘Ask LHS Pro’ perk is for general advice and queries, and is only available to the first 300 members who join LHS Pro. We cannot offer any notes on screenplays or other manuscripts as part of this perk. In no event shall The London Horror Group be liable for any claims, penalties, loss, damage or expenses, howsoever arising, out of or in connection with your use of the Ask LHS Pro perk, or any of our subsequent guidance. This perk will expire at 11:59pm GMT on 15th October 2021.

14. Terminating LHS Pro membership

If you do not want your subscription to renew automatically at the end of your subscription period, you must notify us in advance of renewal. If you do not do this, charges may be made to your account. You may cancel your subscription at any point by contacting pro.help@londonhorrorsociety.co.uk. Your subscription fee is non-refundable. Please note that these cancellation rights go over and above your statutory consumer rights, but nothing in these terms affect your legal rights.

The London Horror Group may, at its sole discretion, suspend or discontinue LHS Pro for any reason at any time. In such an event, you will receive a pro-rated refund. You agree that London Horror Group shall not be liable to you or any third party for such action.