These rules are boring. That’s why they’re for grown ups. The rules tell grown ups how you can get the best out of the Beano site. Please show these rules to your parent or guardian before you use the Beano site. That way, everyone’s happy to create mayhem!
The Site is operated by Beano Studios Limited (we, us and our). We are a limited company registered in England. Our registered company number is 10054526 and our registered office is at 185 Fleet Street, London, EC4A 2HS. You can contact us on our Contact Us page.
About these Terms
By using the Site, or allowing your child to use the Site, you agree these terms (even if they are updated) will apply to you and your child. If you do not agree to the terms, please do not use the Site or give your child permission to use the Site.
We may change these terms from time to time. We will also change the terms if we make any material changes to the Site. If we change the terms: 1) we will post a new version of the terms on the Site and make it clear on the Site that the terms have been updated 2) you will need to keep an eye on the Site for updated terms, as we don’t have another way to tell you about this and 3) you will need make sure you are still happy for your child to use the Site.
The following additional terms apply to use of the Site and form part of these terms:
- our Cookies Policy
- any separate EULA available on our applications for use on mobile and tablet devices.
Child Protection and Age Restrictions
We are committed to making sure the Site is a fun and safe place online for children to use. We will make it clear to users that children under the age of 13 must get permission from a parent or guardian before they use the Site. The site does not contain any age gates.
You must make sure that your child understands and follows these terms. You are responsible for your child’s use of the Site, whether you chose for them to use the Site while supervised or unsupervised.
If you are an adult, you must not use features on the Site that are marked for children only or which have an age restriction that you do not meet.
The Site contains lots of handpicked kid-friendly articles, videos and other content for children to view, vote on and enjoy. The Site will also have some creative and interactive features such as using our online drawing tool to finish a picture or asking children to send us their creations. Please see the User Content section for information on how we make sure any created on, or sent to, the Site is safe.
We do not require any personal information (for example, names, email address or home address) from any of our users or their parents/guardians, especially children. However our users may choose to send us personal information about themselves or their parent/guardian, for example if they contact us with a query or submit a creation to us.
Access to the Site
We provide the Site, but it is your responsibility to make sure your computer or device meets all the technical requirements to access and use the Site. It is also your responsibility to ensure that all persons who access the Site through your internet connection are aware of these terms, and that they comply with them.
We cannot promise that the Site will always work or that it won’t have errors in it. Access to the Site is allowed on a temporary basis and we may have to remove, change or stop the service we provide on the Site without telling you. We will not be liable to you or any third party if the Site is not available or if we change, stop or remove the Site, or any features, parts or content of the Site, at any time no matter for how long.
Please tell us if you suspect there may have been a security breach by contacting us using the contact details at the bottom of these terms.
What you are allowed to do
The Site is only for personal use. As long as users follow the “what you are not allowed to do” section below, users may use, share and display content from the Site on a computer screen, print and copy individual pages and store such pages on their device.
Additional terms may also apply to certain features, parts or content of the Site and, where they apply, will be shown to users before they access the relevant features, parts or content.
What you are not allowed to do
Again, this Site is only for personal use. It is not for business or commercial use, apart from our handpicked, kid-friendly advertisers who we allow to display their advertisements on the Site. This means that you/your child cannot use the Site to make a profit, for example:
- use the Site other than to browse it and where the Site permits this, to upload content;
- collect or gather from the Site information that identifies someone else;
- remove or change any legal notices or other content of the Site or try to get around security or get in the way of the proper working of the Site or the servers on which it is hosted;
- use the Site to send any unwanted or unauthorised advertising or spam mail;
- use the Site to deliberately send or upload any data or material that contains anything which harms computer software or hardware, including viruses, trojan horses, worms, time-bombs, keystroke loggers, spyware, adware or any other harmful programs or similar computer code;
- attempt to gain unauthorised access to the Site, the server on which the Site is stored or any server, computer or database connected to our Site or get around, put out of action or otherwise get in the way of our security-related features;
- create links to the Site from any other website, without our prior written consent (we may, without notice, remove any permission we have given to you to link to our Site);
- change, translate, reverse engineer, decompile or disassemble the Site or parts of the Site or create new works from using materials from the Site;
- use the Site for any business, commercial or public purpose.
You and your child must only use the Site and anything available from the Site for lawful purposes (complying with all applicable laws and regulations), in a responsible manner, and not in a way that might damage our name or reputation or that of any of our group companies and affiliates.
Ownership and Use
You agree that we are the owner or licensee (meaning someone else who owns but we are using it) of all intellectual property rights in the Site and any content on the Site (including text, graphics, software, photographs and other images, videos, sound, trade marks and logos) (let’s call this Our Content).
We need to be careful how Our Content is used. This means that (unless specifically allowed on the Site or in these Terms) you/your child must not:
- copy Our Content without our permission;
- change in any way the paper or digital copies of Our Content which been printed off or downloaded from the Site
- use any illustrations, photographs, video or audio files or any graphics in Our Content separately from any text that goes with it.
We do encourage our users to share Our Content, using the features on the Site. If you/your child shares, prints off, copies or stores Our Content you and your child must make sure that any legal notices (like copyright, trade mark or other author or owner “credits”) from the original version of Our Content are still included on any material shared, printed out or stored by you or your child.
Whilst we try to make sure that all information contained on the Site (other than any information that our users upload to the Site themselves) is true, you should not rely on such information. You should check with the relevant person giving you the information before acting on any such information.
The Site may, from time to time, allow users (such as, your child) to comment on Our Content or send us materials (such as videos, photographs or text), for the purpose of us publishing this on the Site and making it available to other Site users (let’s call this User Content). For example, we may invite users to “finish the picture” using one of our online drawing tools or we may invite users to send us a photograph of something they have created by following the instructions on the Site.
We know how important it is to make sure nothing unsuitable ends up on a kids site. So we control the User Content which ends up posted on the Site to be seen by all our other users. This is how we do this:
Whenever User Content is sent or uploaded to us on the Site, we will moderate/check the User Content (including any text or other information sent to us with the User Content) before we publish it on the Site.
We will decide whether to publish any User Content or not. However we will not publish any User Content that contains any information which in any way identifies a child under the age of 13 (however we may “blur out” children’s faces to keep them anonymous).
We, and any third parties we use to help us moderate, will delete (and not use) any User Content which does not pass our moderation process.
We handle any complaints or Site deletion requests seriously. If you need to complain or make a deletion request please contact us here.
Please note that after User Content is published it will be available to all visitors to the Site or (if we use the User Content elsewhere – see Ownership and Use below) our other customers or users.
Ownership and Use
If you do not agree to this section, please do not send, or allow your child to send, us any User Content.
It is up to us to decide whether or not we use moderated User Content.
By giving us User Content, we and our group companies and our affiliated companies and third party service providers have certain rights to do what we want with moderated User Content.
This includes your, and your child’s permission to use, copy, adapt, edit, translate, make available and transmit or otherwise communicate, display and publish such moderated User Content (or any part of it) and to create any new works from it together with the ability to allow other people to do the same whether we refer to your or your child’s name or not. To the extent we are legally able to, you and your child waive your ‘moral rights’ (i.e. the right to be identified as the author or to object to critical treatment) in moderated User Content. The grant of these rights to us cannot be taken back, lasts forever, applies anywhere in the world and we do not have to pay you or your child any money for it.
This means that we can (without telling you or your child):
- continue to publish, use and display moderated User Content even if you or your child ask us to remove it and/or after your use of the Site has ended;
- repost User Content on our social media accounts;
- remove moderated User Content at any time
- use all or part of moderated User Content in advertising and marketing materials for our products;
- change moderated User Content, which may mean that moderated User Content does not refer to you/your child.
One example is we may publish a moderated Finish the Picture submission in the Beano comic.
User Content should be original to you or your child and must not infringe anyone else’s intellectual property rights or their privacy or be defamatory or abusive.
User Content is the view of the person who made it and does not contain our views.
You are responsible for your/your child’s User Content and you are responsible for and agree to pay us any losses, costs or expenses that we suffer as a result of you failing to comply with any of these terms.
Third Party Content
The fact that we include links to such Third Party Content does not mean any approval or endorsement of or association with their operators.
External links and banners
The Site may, from time to time, include links to third party sites and banner advertising, which may or may not be obvious. We have included links to these sites to provide access to information and services that users may find useful or interesting but we do not accept responsibility for their content nor for their compliance with any laws and regulations. We have no control over the content of these sites or for anything provided by them and do not promise that they will be continuously available. We accept no responsibility for these sites or any loss or damage that may arise from your use of them. The fact that we include links to such sites does not mean any approval or endorsement of or association with their operators.
Nothing in these terms will limit or exclude our liability to you or your child for: 1) death or personal injury caused by our negligence; or 2) if we misrepresent things to you fraudulently or 3) for anything else that we have to be liable for under English law.
To the extent legally possible:
We will not compensate you/your child (nor shall we be responsible to you/your child) for loss of anticipated savings, data, wasted time, losses that are not directly caused by us or for any loss of profit, revenue, contracts, reputation or other similar losses whether directly or indirectly incurred.
We are not responsible for any dealings you have with third parties that take place using our Site unless specifically agreed elsewhere in our terms.
We are not liable or responsible for links to other sites and resources which take you out or off the Site.
We are not responsible for any loss or damage which happens as a result of you or anyone else using the Site or relying on any of the Site.
We are not responsible for any changes made to the content of the Site by other people we have not asked to change the Site.
We cannot and do not promise that any content of the Site will be free from viruses and/or other code that may have contaminating or destructive elements and cannot accept any responsibility for the same. It is your responsibility to have the correct security (including anti-virus and other security checks) to satisfy your particular requirements around safety and reliability of content. Any software is downloaded at your own risk.
English law is the only law that applies to these terms and you agree that any dispute between us regarding them or the Site will only be dealt with by the English courts. Nothing shall prevent us from bringing proceedings to protect our intellectual property rights before any court that can hear the dispute.
If you require any information to be provided in an alternative format, for accessibility reasons, we will be happy to discuss your requirements and endeavour to provide a suitable alternative.
If you wish to complain or any have questions about anything on the Site please contact us.
Thank you for visiting our Site.
Last updated: September 2016 © Beano Studios Limited 2016
These terms and conditions (“Terms”) are in addition to and should be read together with any specific entry instructions or terms applying to the specific competition (“Competition Information”) and in the event of inconsistency these Terms shall prevail.
To enter a competition all entrants must comply with the entry requirements set out in the Competition Information and these Terms. The entrant acknowledges that failure to comply with the Competition Information or these Terms may result in his/her disqualification from the competition.
BEANO reserves the right to amend and update these Terms at their sole discretion from time to time and such changes will become effective as soon as they are published on the relevant site/publication.
In these Terms “Editor” shall mean the editor(s), including online editor(s) of anything published by BEANO and “Marketing Manager” shall mean the head of marketing for BEANO from time to time.
Unless expressly stated otherwise in the Competition Information these Terms apply to all competitions aimed at those aged 18 or under run by Beano Studios Limited (a company registered in England with company no. 10054526) whose registered address is at 185 Fleet Street, London, United Kingdom, EC4A 2HS (
BEANO) and/ or any group companies wholly or partially owned by BEANO.
Employees and members of their immediate families (being spouses, parents, children and siblings) of a) BEANO; or b) any company or sponsor associated with BEANO, may not enter the competition. Any such person attempting to enter shall not be eligible to win and their entry shall not be counted.
Unless otherwise stated in the Competition Information, the competition is open to all individuals under 18 years old who are residents of the United Kingdom. Further restrictions for certain competitions regarding age and residence may be specified in the Competition Information and shall take precedence over these Terms.
Entrants must have the consent of a parent or guardian over 18 to enter the competition. BEANO reserves the right to obtain proof of such consent and to refuse entry or to choose another winner if such proof, where requested, has not been given.
BEANO has the right at any time to require entrants to provide proof of identity as evidence of eligibility to participate. If an entrant fails to comply with a request for proof of identity, or provides false or misleading information, the Editor or Marketing Manager may at his/her discretion, disqualify the entrant from the competition, or, where appropriate allocate the prize to another eligible entrant. Such decision will be final and no correspondence will be entered into about a decision regarding eligibility.
Unless otherwise stated, entrants may make as many entries to a competition as they wish. Entries must be submitted in accordance with the format specified in the Competition Information. Proof of making a phone call, sending an e-mail or posting is not proof of our receipt of an entry and BEANO accepts no responsibility for lost, delayed or damaged entries or entries that are not received for any reason. Where postal entries are permitted only original entry forms may be used and only those carrying correct postage will be accepted.
The competition is free to enter and (unless otherwise stated in the Competition Information) no purchase is necessary. However standard charges of entry (including postage charges and standard telephone/SMS/text message network rates) may be incurred and all entrants must ask permission from the bill payer before entering. BEANO is not liable for any associated cost to entrants or their parents and/or guardians of entering a competition unless expressly specified in the Competition Information.
Entrants (including the Winner) hereby assign all intellectual property rights (if any) and waive all moral rights in their entry to BEANO. BEANO is unable to return any entries submitted unless expressly agreed otherwise. Where materials are returned to the entrant BEANO accepts no responsibility for the safe return of any material or its return in an undamaged condition or any liability for loss or damage to such material.
BEANO accepts no responsibility for entries that are delayed or which are not received for any reason and also has no liability in respect of any incomplete entries that are received. Incomplete entries will not be counted and will be discarded. BEANO has no responsibility to inform any entrant that their entry is incomplete and not valid for entry to the competition.
By entering the competition entrants warrant that all information they submit is correct and not obscene or offensive or otherwise in breach of any third party rights and BEANO reserves the right to verify the eligibility of all entrants. BEANO reserves the right to disqualify any entrant from the competition if it believes (in its sole discretion) that such entrant has breached any of these Terms.
The closing date for entries will be specified in the Competition Information (and may be extended at the absolute discretion of BEANO) and winners will be notified within 28 days of the closing date (or such other date specified in the Competition Information). Any late entries will not be accepted but the participant may still incur any associated costs.
The prizes offered in competitions may be provided by a sponsor (or alternative promoter) rather than BEANO and in such circumstances BEANO does not accept any responsibility for the accuracy of any prize descriptions supplied by such third parties.
A third party providing the prize in a competition may impose terms and conditions upon the use or the acceptance of the prize. The winner shall be advised of these terms and conditions prior to their acceptance of the prize.
Prizes are subject to availability. No cash alternative is available. BEANO and/or, (if applicable) the competition sponsor, reserve the right to offer an alternative prize of equal or greater value than that advertised. The prizes are not transferrable and non-negotiable.
Unless stated otherwise in the Competition Information BEANO accepts no responsibility for any costs or expenses incurred by the winner, their guests, or parents/guardians in connection with claiming any prize won in the competition (including travel to and from any event). The parents/guardians of the prize winners are responsible for paying all taxes, duties and any other levies on prize winnings if applicable.
Selection of winner
For competitions, entries will be judged by a panel of judges and an independent judge, unless subject to a public vote. For prize draws, the winner(s) will be selected at random by the Editor/Marketing Manager. In the event that a competition has generated insufficient correct entries, BEANO reserves the right to distribute the rest of the prizes to incorrect entries based on a draw. The judge/Editor/Marketing Manager’s decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into.
Unless expressed otherwise in the Competition Information, if, for any reason, BEANO is unable to contact a winner or the winner’s parent/guardian to inform them that they have won a competition, or if a winner or their parent/guardian does not contact BEANO within a reasonable period of BEANO sending notification to such winner to confirm acceptance of a prize, then BEANO reserves the right (in its sole discretion) to select an alternative winner.
The judges’ decision is final and binding in all matters regarding the competition (including in the event of a dispute) and BEANO will not enter into any correspondence or discussion with entrants.
BEANO may pass details of winners and their parents/guardians to a third party who is engaged to deliver prizes to winners on behalf of BEANO or (as the case may be) a sponsor or alternative promoter.
Names of winners and results of competitions may be published by BEANO in our relevant publications and/or on our relevant online channels. To obtain the name(s) of the winner(s) of a specific competition, please send a stamped addressed envelope to:- Marketing Manager, Beano Studios Limited, 185 Fleet Street, London, United Kingdom, EC4A 2HS, after the relevant closing date. Please indicate on the envelope the name, publication and date of the specific competition. For phone/text entries please mark the envelope for the attention of the “Enterprise department”.
To the extent permissible under applicable law, BEANO shall not be liable to any entrant or to the winner (and/or any guest or parent/guardian as applicable) for any loss or damage howsoever caused (whether in contract, tort (including, without limitation, negligence) statutory duty or otherwise) arising out of or in connection with the competition.
To the fullest extent permitted by law BEANO does not make any express or implied warranties, representations or endorsements whatsoever with regard to the competition prizes or any information, service or product provided in connection with a competition.
Entrants (including the winner) shall not do anything that could damage or harm the reputation of BEANO, any of their magazines or publications, or any products included as part of the competition prize.
The competition is governed by English law and any disputes arising in connection with the competition and/or these Terms will be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of England.
Use of Data
Entrants and their parents/guardians agree that (if they win) they may be asked take part in such reasonable competition-related publicity as BEANO may require and accept that BEANO may publicise their entry, including photos or images submitted as part of their entry, names, likeness and statements in connection with/resulting from the competition in any and all media. Unless stated otherwise in the Competition Information, no entrants, winners, their guests or parents/guardians shall be obliged to take part in any photo publicity and parent/guardian consent shall be obtained by BEANO prior to undertaking any photo publicity. Entrants shall not enter into any correspondence or give interviews with any third party on any matters arising from the competition, without the prior written permission of BEANO.
BEANO and/or third party promoters for the competition may use data supplied by entrants to process the competition, inform winning participants of their winning entry, distribute prizes and, where the relevant marketing permissions have been collected, to contact entrants in relation to other competitions it runs or to market products or services it believes may be of interest to them.
Entry into this Competition shall constitute consent to the uses of data contained in these Terms.
User Generated Content (UGC)
These terms and conditions (“Terms”) describe the terms and conditions under which Beano Studios Limited (“Beano”) may use content created and publicly posted by you, as more specifically identified in the Beano communication to you (“Beano Post”) via the social media platform on which the Beano Post appears (the “User Generated Content”).
These Terms are supplemental to and should be read in conjunction with any specific instructions or terms applying to the Beano Post and in the event of inconsistency these Terms shall prevail. Beano reserves the right to amend and update these Terms at their sole discretion from time to time and such changes will become effective as soon as they are published on the relevant site/platform.
By submitting any User Generated Content to Beano, you represent and warrant that:
- You are the sole author and owner of the User Generated Content and any intellectual property rights thereto;
- That any comments made by you constitute your personal opinion based on your first-hand experience;
- All “moral rights” that you may have in such User Generated Content have been voluntarily waived by you;
- All User Generated Content that you supply is true, accurate, current and complete;
- You are at least 18 years of age or older;
- You further agree and warrant that you shall not submit any User Generated Content:
- That is known by you to be false, inaccurate or misleading;
- That infringes any third party’s copyright, patent, trademark, trade secret or other proprietary rights or rights of publicity or privacy;
- That violates any law, statute, ordinance or regulation (including, but not limited to, those governing export control, consumer protection, unfair competition, anti-discrimination or false advertising);
- That refers to private information of any third party, including without limitation, surname (family name), addresses, phone numbers, email addresses, national insurance numbers and credit card numbers, or otherwise violates the rights of any third party, including without limitation, privacy rights; and
- That is, or may reasonably be considered to be, defamatory, libelous, hateful, racially or religiously biased or offensive, obscene, unlawfully threatening or harassing to any individual; or
- That contains any computer viruses, worms or other potentially damaging computer programs or files.
Beano takes no responsibility and assumes no liability for any User Generated Content displayed publicly or for any loss or damage thereto, nor is Beano liable for any mistakes, defamation, slander, libel, omissions, falsehoods, obscenity, pornography or profanity.
You agree you will be solely responsible for the User Generated Content or any comments you make. You shall be solely liable for any damages resulting from any violation of the restrictions included herein or any harm resulting from your submission.
You agree to indemnify and hold harmless Beano (and its affiliates, officers, directors, agents, subsidiaries, joint ventures, employees and any third-party service provider) from any and all claims, demands, losses, costs and expenses (including reasonable legal fees), liabilities, fines, penalties or damages (actual and consequential) of every kind and nature, known and unknown, arising out of a breach of your representations and warranties set forth above or your violation of any law or the rights of a third party.
Ownership and Use of User Generated Content
If you do not agree to this section, please do not send us any User Generated Content.
By giving us User Generated Content, we and our group companies and our affiliated companies and third party service providers have certain rights to do what we want with it.
This includes your permission to use, copy, adapt, edit, translate, make available and transmit or otherwise communicate, display and publish such moderated User Generated Content (or any part of it) and to create any new works from it together with the ability to allow other people to do the same whether we refer to your name or not. To the extent we are legally able to, you waive your ‘moral rights’ (i.e. the right to be identified as the author or to object to critical treatment) in moderated User Generated Content.
The grant of these rights to us cannot be taken back, lasts forever, applies anywhere in the world and we do not have to pay you any money for it.
This means that we can (without telling you):
- continue to publish, use and display moderated User Generated Content even if you ask us to remove it and/or after your use of the Site has ended;
- repost User Generated Content on our social media accounts;
- remove moderated User Generated Content at any time
- use all or part of moderated User Generated Content in advertising and marketing materials for our products;
- change moderated User Generated Content.