These terms apply to your use our websites and apps. Please note that our websites and apps are intended to be used by those who live in the UK and who are 16 and over.
In these terms (and in addition to the definitions in sections below), the following words have the following meanings:
“Apps” means the mobile applications we may make available from time to time via Google Playstore, Apple iTunes or otherwise.
"Content" means all content on our Platforms, including all information, graphics, trademarks, logos, branding, designs, text, photos, films, sounds, software and applications; and
"Contribution(s)" means anything that you, or another user, post on or upload to the Platforms or send to us, including any photographs, video or audio clips, comments, posts or competition entries.
“Platforms” means the Sites and the Apps are collectively referred to in these terms as the “Platforms”.
“Sites” means our websites, www.sportrelief.com, www.comicrelief.com, www.rednoseday.com and any other site we may own or operate from time to time.
The Platforms are operated by Charity Projects (as Comic Relief) (“Comic Relief”, “we” or “us”). We are a charity registered in England & Wales with number 326568 and in Scotland with number SC039730, and a company limited by guarantee registered in England with number 1806414. Our registered office is at Hanover House, 14 Hanover Square, London W1S 1HP, with our place of business being at 89 Albert Embankment, London SE1 7TP. If you’d like to get in touch with us, visit our Contact Page.
By using the Platforms you accept and agree to comply with these terms. Comic Relief may amend these terms at any time by updating the text of this page, so please check back regularly.
The Platforms are made available free of charge, and we do not guarantee that our Platforms, or any Content, will be secure, free from bugs or viruses, available or uninterrupted, or that the Content is accurate, complete or up to date. We may update and change our Platforms from time to time. We may suspend or withdraw or restrict the availability of all or any part of the Platforms for business and operational reasons.
The Content on our Platforms is provided for general information and entertainment only. It is not intended to be advice on which you should rely.
This Platforms and all the Content on it, including all intellectual property rights included in the Platforms and Content, is owned by Comic Relief (or our licensors and Content providers). All rights in the Content are reserved to their respective owners, unless expressly stated otherwise.
Any Contribution you send or post to the Platforms remains your property, but we may use your Contribution as described under "How Comic Relief will use your Contributions" below.
You may print, download and use Content, but only for your personal use or to share with others in order to raise awareness about Comic Relief. In doing so, you must acknowledge us (or any identified contributors) as the authors of the Content.
You must not:
You may use the Platforms as permitted by these terms. Your right to use the Platforms will terminate automatically without notice if you breach or do not comply with any of these terms. You must not use the Platforms for any illegal purpose. We may also terminate your right to use any Platforms at any time, or may stop providing any Apps at our sole discretion.
Unless explicitly permitted under applicable mandatory law, you must not, and you will not encourage, assist or authorise any other person to copy, modify, reverse engineer, decompile or disassemble, or otherwise tamper with, the Platforms, whether in whole or in part, or create any derivative works from or of the Platforms.
You warrant that you will comply with the above provisions, and you will be liable to us and indemnify us for any breach of that warranty. This means that you will be responsible for any loss or damage we suffer as a result of your breach of this warranty.
In addition, if you fail to comply with these provisions, your right to use our Platforms will end immediately and you will be required, at our option, to return or destroy any copies of the material you have made. We may report any such breach of these provisions to the relevant authorities and we will co-operate with those authorities by disclosing your identity to them. Any action that we take is without prejudice to any of our accrued rights.
In order to keep the Apps up-to-date, we may offer automatic or manual updates at any time and without notice to you. Continued use of the Apps may be conditional on installing updates from time to time.
Accuracy of our App
We are not responsible for the accuracy, reliability, availability, effectiveness, or correct use of information you receive through the Apps.
Comic Relief does not endorse any Contribution or any opinion, statement, or advice expressed by users of our Platforms wherever it may appear. Comic Relief does not oversee, monitor or moderate any interactive service we provide on our Platforms. If you believe that any Contribution does not accord with the Contribution Rules (as defined below), please contact us. To the fullest extent permitted by law, Comic Relief expressly disclaims all liability in connection with any Contributions made by users of our Platforms wherever it may appear.
If you make use of a feature that allows you to upload content to our Platforms, or to make contact with Comic Relief, you must comply with the following (the “Contribution Rules”):
You warrant that any such Contribution complies with these standards, and you will be liable to us and indemnify us for any breach of that warranty. This means that you will be responsible for any loss or damage we suffer as a result of your breach of warranty.
In addition, if you fail to comply with these standards, or if Comic Relief in its sole discretion considers that any Contribution, conduct or use of our Platforms is inappropriate in any way, we reserve the right (without prior notice) to: (a) warn you via email and require you to discontinue such conduct or use; (b) delete any Contribution you have posted to the Platforms; and/or (c) take other measures, including terminating, suspending or restricting use of the Platforms, and/or reporting any breach of these standards to the relevant authorities and we will co-operate with those authorities by disclosing your identity to them.
Any Contributions you upload or make to our Platforms will be considered non-confidential and non-proprietary.
You should always give careful consideration before making public any personal information about yourself or anyone else (for example telephone number, home address or email address), especially anything that could identify anyone who is under 18 years old.
When you upload or provide Contributions to our Platforms, you grant to us the following rights to use those Contributions:
Comic Relief has the right to disclose your identity to any third party who is claiming that any Contributions you make constitute a violation of their intellectual property rights, or of their right to privacy, or otherwise as Comic Relief may deem to be appropriate.
If you do not wish to grant us these rights, please do not upload, send or otherwise provide your Contribution to our Platforms or to Comic Relief.
Comic Relief respects the intellectual property of others. If you believe that your intellectual property rights have been used in a way that gives rise to concerns of infringement, please contact us.
You agree that you are solely responsible for your use of our Platforms, and that to the fullest extent permitted at law, Comic Relief, its officers, trustees, employees and agents do not make any representations and do not give any warranties, express or implied, concerning our Platforms and the Content. In particular, Comic Relief does not warrant or represent that the Platforms or the Content is virus-free.
The Platforms may contain links to websites operated by parties other than Comic Relief. Such links are provided for your convenience only and should not be interpreted as approval by us of those linked websites or information on them. Comic Relief is not responsible for the content of any third party websites linked to or from the Platforms.
You are responsible for organising, supervising or hosting your fundraising activity or for your participation in such activity (“Activity”).
You are responsible for ensuring that your Activity does not pose a danger to yourself or others. If you have a medical condition, have concerns as to the level of your fitness, or are unused to exercise, please consult your doctor before engaging in any Activity. If you experience any health issues while undertaking any Activity, please stop and consult with a medical professional immediately. Comic Relief is not responsible for any health problems that may result from any Activity. If you engage in any Activity, you agree that you do so at your own risk and that you are voluntarily participating in such Activity.
Please be aware Comic Relief does not accept responsibility or liability for any loss or damage, or for any death or personal injury, arising out of any Activity including liability as a result of negligence (except death or personal injury caused by Comic Relief’s negligence).
These terms shall be governed by and construed in accordance with English Law. You agree that the courts of England and Wales will have exclusive jurisdiction except that if you are a resident of Northern Ireland you may also bring proceedings in Northern Ireland, and if you are resident of Scotland, you may also bring proceedings in Scotland.
If you wish to donate to Comic Relief or sponsor anyone raising money for Comic Relief, please note that your donation or sponsorship is non-refundable. If you sponsor someone to do any activity for Comic Relief, your sponsorship is not conditional on the activity being completed.
If you are fundraising for us, thank you!, We want to ensure you stay legal – please take a moment to read the following guidelines and information before you start:
For more information on fundraising please see the Institute of Fundraising website, institute-of-fundraising.org.uk.
These terms apply when you use our Giving Page site [http://giving.comicrelief.com, my.sportrelief.com or my.rednoseday.com] (the “Giving Pages”) to fundraise for, or donate to, Comic Relief.
Comic Relief is committed to the highest standards and this extends to how you create and use our Giving Pages. Our Giving Pages operate in accordance with the following community rules, which you must comply with:
You warrant that your use of the Giving Pages complies with these standards, and you will be liable to us and indemnify us for any breach of that warranty. This means that you will be responsible for any loss or damage we suffer as a result of your breach of warranty.
In addition, if you fail to comply with these standards, or if Comic Relief in its sole discretion considers that your Giving Page, conduct or use of this site is inappropriate in any way, or deems that your fundraising activity is inappropriate or unnecessarily dangerous, we reserve the right (without prior notice) to: (a) warn you via email and require you to discontinue such conduct or use; (b) delete the content in question; and/or (c) take other measures, including terminating, suspending or restricting use of the Giving Pages and/or the site, and/or reporting any breach of these standards to the relevant authorities and we will co-operate with those authorities by disclosing your identity to them.
We do not moderate the content of our Giving Pages, rather we rely on you to use these pages in accordance with the above Community Standards. If you see any material on the Giving Pages which you feel does not comply with these Standards, please contact us. We also respect the rights of others and if you see any material on the Giving Pages which infringes your rights, please contact us.
If you donate to Comic Relief or sponsor anyone raising money for Comic Relief via the Giving Pages, please understand that we cannot offer any refunds of your donation or sponsorship. Please contact us to discuss if you experience any issues with this or wish to discuss. Please also note, if you sponsor someone to do any activity for Comic Relief, your sponsorship is not conditional on the activity being completed.
If you’re paying in a personal donation, pay UK tax* and tick the Gift Aid box, the Government will give us 25% on top of your donation, which we use to help cover our running costs. It won’t cost you a penny and it means that every pound that you donate can go towards transforming the lives of the poorest and most disadvantaged people in the UK and around the world. Please give your full name and home address and tick the box when requested or we can’t claim Gift Aid.
* You must be a UK taxpayer and understand that if you pay less Income Tax and /or Capital Gains Tax in the current tax year than the amount of Gift Aid claimed on all your donations it is your responsibility to pay any difference. Find out more about Gift Aid.
Comic Relief is not an accounting, taxation or financial advisor, and you should not rely on information given on this site to determine the accounting, tax or financial consequences of making a donation to Comic Relief. We strongly recommend that you consult your own adviser(s) about any accounting, taxation or financial consequences that may affect you.
Comic Relief is a member of the Direct Marketing Association (DMA), the body responsible for driving high standards in direct marketing through self-regulation.
As a member of the DMA, we agree to adhere to the Direct Marketing Code of Practice. This commitment to the highest standards of marketing and best practice means that our advertising and marketing is responsible, reliable and respectful.
For more information about the DMA, please visit www.dma.org.uk
Comic Relief is registered with the Fundraising Regulator, and is committed to following its Fundraising Promise and Code of Fundraising Practice.
As a member, we adhere to the Fundraising Promise, which commits us to the highest standards of fundraising good practice, ensuring that our fundraising is legal, open, honest and respectful.
We are committed to following the Code of Fundraising Practice, which outlines the standards expected of all charitable fundraising organisations across the UK.
If you would like more information about the Fundraising Regulator, or wish to refer a fundraising complaint to them, please visit the website.