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Recommend us and we will give YOU £10

Recommendation noun

"a suggestion that something is good or suitable for a particular purpose or job"

We like to recommend all kinds of things to our friends, family and people we know. Good places to eat or drink, a reliable plumber, holidays to go on, we all like to give an opinion on these and many other subjects.

We also love talking about business opportunities. How much is that rental property around the corner ? How long has that been available to make my marketing easier ? Did you know Business at number 21 is purchasing a new Website  ? I heard they're getting a new estore !

So if you know someone who is either already on the marketing and commerce Internet, or is thinking of setting up a new Website and/or hosting, then why not tell them about us. Not only can we offer them easy payment terms but a great service inclusive, but we will also give you £10 for recommending them to us. Win Win!!!

The people or business you recommend us to must include your details in their contact email so we can log the recommendation. Failure to do this can lose you your fee if we cannot link the two together.


*Terms and conditions apply, £10 is payable for any introduction that leads to BCN BlackCountryNews being instructed to provide hosting, graphics or web design services. Recommendations must be registered through the website. £10 is payable at instruction on pay now option, and on completion of sale on split the cost or pay later fee options. In case of dispute all payments are made on cleared funds.

BCN Comments About!

BCN-Comments - What is it?

BCN-Comments is a place to share your views (make comment) on articles, stories and other peoples comments. Word of warning though!

You need to read and adhere to our policy on posting comments and using the site.

Advertising is not allowed in comments.

The policy and terms of using the site can be found here. Pay particular interest to: 20. Use of Community Sites

The short of it is that BCN Black Country News; does not allow defamatory or demeaning text or words against anyone using our site or otherwise.

We reserve the right to refuse to post your comment for defamatory or demeaning comments or indeed for any other reason. and ("the Website") or ("BCN") is owned and operated by BlackCountryNews.

This policy, together with our Terms and Conditions, explain how BCN may use information we collect about you, as well as your rights over any personal information we hold about you. Please read this policy and our Terms and Conditions carefully; by accessing the Website you confirm to have understood and agreed to them.

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

By using and registering on this site you are consenting to the GDPR laws and our ability to contact you by any of the methods mentioned in our terms and conditions or privacy policy. If you are already a registered client/customer before 25 May 2018, then by continuing to use the website you are consenting to us retaining your data and contacting you by any of the methods in our terms and conditions or privacy policy.

What types of data we collect

Personal Information: It includes your name, address information, email address and URL, telephone number, account username and password, credit/debit card numbers and associated billing addresses (if intended to make a purchase) and expiration dates, account numbers, as well as other, similar information.

In case you use our support forums, we may additionally process data generated automatically your activity in the forum: date of last activity, subscribed threads, favorite posts, achievements in the forum, private messages and posts.

If you contact our technical support, we may process other data required to help you with any queries or support matters, such as login and password to website staff, FTP access, data collected in crash logs that are gathered by your CMS or the technical parameters of the server you use.  

Such information is only collected from you only if you voluntarily submit it to us.

In case you do not agree to provide us with the above-mentioned data, you will not be able to download our products and/or get effective support from BlackCountryNews.

Non-Personal Information: We gather statistical and other analytical information collected on an aggregate basis of all visitors to our website. This Non-Personal Data comprises information that cannot be used to identify or contact you, such as demographic information regarding, for example, user IP addresses where they have been clipped or anonymised, browser types and other anonymous statistical data involving the use of our website.

What purposes your data are used for

With the data stored on our site, we identify you as our customer/subscriber/patron and deliver products/notices and other marketing materials. As a visitor, you aren’t allowed to purchase any product or subscribe to newsletter or make a comment anonymously. So, these data are the only means to identify you and allow you to make these actions on our site.

How long BlackCountryNews retains your information

When you register for a BlackCountryNews account, we process and keep your personal data we have about you for as long as you don’t delete the account/unsubscribe yourself (subject to laws and regulations).

What we don’t do with your personal data

We do not and will never share, disclose, sell, rent, or otherwise provide your personal data to other companies for the marketing of their own products or services.

Who has the access to your data

We don’t share your information like email, name, etc with third-parties (subject to laws and regulations). Only our administrators have access to your data. No third party can access to your data from us. However, you can review and delete your data whenever you want. (There is a charge for obtaining this of £10)

What rights you have over your data

Upon having an account on BlackCountryNews site, or leaving comments, you can request to have an exported file of the personal data we have about you. You can also request us to erase your data, excluding the data we are obliged to retain for administrative, security or legal purposes.

Third party links on our site

With regard to any third party links of products and services on our website, we have no responsibility or liability for the content and activities of these linked sites.Third party sites have their own privacy policies.

What policy we have for children

We recognise we have a special obligation to protect personal data obtained from children. We do not and will not knowingly collect personal data from any child under 16 without consent from their parent or guardian. If you are a parent or guardian and are concerned about the transfer of personal data about your child, please contact us.

What data breach procedures we have in place

If in any case a breach of data such as loss, alteration, unauthorised disclosure or access, personal data transmission, storage or otherwise processed happens, we will notify you immediately after we become aware of.

How you can review, update, get a copy or delete your data

You are free to review and update your information at any time directly through our site. To change your information please login to our site and click "My Account" link. If you want to delete or get a copy of your data on our site, send a mail to submit [AT] blackcountrynews [DOT] com. We will do that with immediate effect.

Information we collect about you

We collect information about you when you:

  • visit the Website, and other sites accessible from the Website.

  • register with and buy products or services on the Website.

  • take part in promotions, competitions, customer surveys and questionnaires.

  • contact us eg in writing, call customer services.

We may supplement the information we collect about you with information we receive from other sources eg public registers such as the electoral roll. This allows us to assess the accuracy of the information we hold about you in order to send you relevant offers and information.

Using your information

Collecting your personal information helps BCN to better understand what you need from us. We use your information to:

  • manage and improve the Website.

  • personalise our services to you.

  • administer and operate your account.

  • process your orders and allocate Card points to your account.

  • tell you about important changes to the Website and our services.

  • understand your browsing, shopping and content behaviour to develop and improve our products and services.

  • manage promotions, competitions, customer surveys and questionnaires.

  • check and verify your identity, and prevent or detect crime. In performing checks your information may be disclosed to credit reference agencies, who may keep a record of that information. This is not a credit check and your credit rating will be unaffected.

We may share your personal information across the BCN so they can provide you with relevant products and services.

Your personal information is safe with us and will never be released to companies outside the BCN for their marketing purposes.

We may use and share anonymous information outside the BCN. However, we would like to reassure you that this never includes your personal information.

Security of Your Information

  • All information gathered on the Site is stored and maintained in secure facilities. In addition, internal security provides that this information is coded with restricted access, and our servers are kept in a secure, locked environment that limits access to authorized personnel only. All BlackCountryNews employees, and all external service providers who may process and/or store customer data, are briefed about the company's privacy and security policies on a regular basis. The Site is regularly tested for security breaches to ensure that all information collected is secure from unauthorized viewing. Any service providers with whom BlackCountryNews contracts, and who receive, store, or process personally identifiable customer data, have committed to abide by the provisions of this privacy policy. All transmissions of personally identifiable customer data are encrypted and secure.
  • Additional to this is payment processing which is outside of our control and you must ensure you agree with their terms and condirions. Upon purchasing through his website and it's links means you accept th privacy policy and our terms and conditions.

Correcting/Updating Personal Information

  • You are free to update your information at any time directly through our Site. At your request, BlackCountrynews will change your information; we may request evidence of your identity before doing so. In as much as your information will never be used without your explicit consent, we are not able to update the email address to which you subscribe to BlackCountryNews communications on your behalf. Should you wish to update the email address at which you receive communications from us, please see the next section below.
  • To change your information, or request that your information be changed, please send email to us at submit [AT] blackcountrynews [DOT] com

Card information

We access the information recorded through the use of your Card to help us improve our service to you and to make our communications more relevant.

Marketing and research

If you agree, we may contact you:

  • with offers and information about BCN products or services

  • with offers and information about partners' products or services

  • for customer research eg to help improve our services

Of course, the choice is entirely yours, but if you say you do not want to receive marketing information from us this will prevent you from receiving great offers or promotions that may be of interest to you.

When you register online you can access a "Control Panel" page that allows you to tailor our commercial communications to your preferences.

To change your contact preferences simply click "Control Panel" in the top frame and click "My Profile". If you do not want to receive commercial communications from us, select your choices by using the boxes available on that page.

We like to hear your views to help us improve our service. From time to time, we may contact you to ask your opinions. Again, if you do not want to be contacted for this purpose, make your choice on the "Control Panel" or "Contact Us" page.


In order to comply with new rules, we use a system of classifying the different types of cookies which we use on the Website, or which may be dropped by third parties through our websites. The classification was developed by the International Chamber of Commerce UK and explains more about which cookies we use, why we use them, and the functionality you will lose if you decide you don't want to have them on your device. Please be reassured that we are working on other privacy and cookie-related improvements to the Website.

What is a cookie?

Cookies are text files containing small amounts of information which are downloaded to your personal computer, mobile or other device when you visit a website. Cookies are then sent back to the originating website on each subsequent visit, or to another website that recognises that cookie. Cookies are useful because they allow a website to recognise a user's device.

Persistent cookies - these cookies remain on a user's device for the period of time specified in the cookie. They are activated each time that the user visits the website that created that particular cookie.

Session cookies - these cookies allow website operators to link the actions of a user during a browser session. A browser session starts when a user opens the browser window and finishes when they close the browser window. Session cookies are created temporarily. Once you close the browser, all session cookies are deleted.

Cookies do lots of different jobs, like letting you navigate between pages efficiently, remembering your preferences, and generally improve the user experience. They can also help to ensure that adverts you see online are more relevant to you and your interests.

You can find more information about cookies at and

Cookies used on the Website

A list of all the cookies used on the Website by category is set out below.

Strictly necessary cookies

These cookies enable services you have specifically asked for. For those types of cookies that are strictly necessary, no consent is required.

These cookies are essential in order to enable you to move around the Website and use its features, such as accessing secure areas of the Website. Without these cookies services you have asked for, like shopping baskets or e-billing, cannot be provided.

Performance cookies

These cookies collect anonymous information on the pages visited. By using the Website, you agree that we can place these types of cookies on your device.

These cookies collect information about how visitors use the Website, for instance which pages visitors go to most often, and if they get error messages from web pages. These cookies don't collect information that identifies a visitor. All information these cookies collect is aggregated and therefore anonymous. It is only used to improve how the Website works.

Functionality cookies

These cookies remember choices you make to improve your experience. By using the Website, you agree that we can place these types of cookies on your device.

These cookies allow the Website to remember choices you make (such as your user name, language or the region you are in) and provide enhanced, more personal features. These cookies can also be used to remember changes you have made to text size, fonts and other parts of web pages that you can customise. They may also be used to provide services you have asked for such as watching a video or commenting on a blog. The information these cookies collect may be anonymous and they cannot track your browsing activity on other websites.

Targeting or advertising cookies

These cookies collect information about your browsing habits in order to make advertising relevant to you and your interests.

These cookies are used to deliver adverts more relevant to you and your interests. They are also used to limit the number of times you see an advertisement as well as help measure the effectiveness of the advertising campaign. They are usually placed by advertising networks with our permission. They remember that you have visited a website and this information is shared with other organisations such as advertisers. Quite often targeting or advertising cookies will be linked to site functionality provided by the other organisation.

Behavioural advertising and online privacy

A guide to behavioural advertising and online privacy has been produced by the Internet advertising industry which can be found at The guide contains an explanation of the IAB's self-regulatory scheme to allow you greater control of the advertising you see.

Using browser settings to manage cookies

The Help menu on the menu bar of most browsers will tell you how to prevent your browser from accepting new cookies, how to have the browser notify you when you receive a new cookie and how to disable cookies altogether. You can also disable or delete similar data used by browser add-ons, such as Flash cookies, by changing the add-on's settings or visiting the website of its manufacturer.

However, because cookies allow you to take advantage of some of the Website's essential features, we recommend you leave them turned on. For example, if you block or otherwise reject cookies you will not be able to add items to your Shopping Basket, proceed to Checkout, or use any of our products and services that require you to Sign in. If you leave cookies turned on, remember to sign off when you finish using a shared computer.

Disclosing your information

We will never disclose your information to anyone outside of BCN except where we have your consent; where we are required or permitted to do so by law; to other companies who provide a service to us; or any successors in title to our business.

Whenever we transfer personal information to countries outside the European Economic Area we will ensure that appropriate security measures are taken.

Other websites

The Website may contain links to other sites which are outside our control and not covered by this policy. The operators of these sites may collect information from you that will be used by them in accordance with their policy, which may differ from ours.

Accessing your information

To obtain a copy of the information we hold about you, write to: Data Protection Department, Corporate & Legal Affairs, BlackCountryNews, using the contact form (we will send you an invoice requesting - enclosing a cheque or postal order for £10 payable to "Black Country News"). Please confirm your User ID and Details and any details to help us identify and locate your information. If any of the details are incorrect, let us know and we will amend them.

Changes to our policy

We reserve the right to change the policy at any time.

Contacting us

If you have any queries, please Contact Us using the contact us form. Terms & Conditions

These Terms and Conditions and our Privacy Policy govern your use of the website ( Site) and your relationship with (BCN, we or us). Please read them carefully as they affect your rights and liabilities under the law. If you do not agree to these Terms and Conditions and/or our Privacy and Cookies Policy, please do not register for or use the Site. Please note that to use any of the services provided on the Site, you are required to register as an authorised user on the site.

·         Use of the Site

·         Amendments

·         Registration

·         Password and security

·         Card

·         Standard eCoupon Terms and Conditions

·         Refunds on promotional offers

·         Excluded Services

·         Intellectual property

·         Limitations

·         Use of Community Sites

·         Availability of the Site

·'s right to suspend or cancel your registration

·'s liability

·         Third Party Websites

·         Advertising and Sponsorship

·         Applicable Law

·         International Use

·         Expiry Date on Payment Card

·         Miscellaneous

1.  Use of the Site

The Site is provided to you free of charge for your personal use subject to these Terms and Conditions and our Privacy Policy. By using the Site you agree to be bound by these Terms and Conditions and our Privacy and Cookies Policy.

The Site is made up of a number of sites and/or stores, including for example, BCN, BlackCountryNews, YoConSearch, Yo-Con247, Yo-Con. These Terms and Conditions govern your use of the Site and Online Stores and all services provided in connection with these.

All orders and purchases made on the Site will also be governed by the specific Product Terms relevant to each Site/Store - please check associated sites to see these.


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2.  Amendments

We may update these Terms and Conditions from time to time and any changes will be notified to you via the e-mail address provided by you on registration or via a suitable announcement on the Site. The changes will apply to the use of the Site after we have given notice. If you do not wish to accept the new Terms and Conditions you should not continue to use the Site and the Online Stores. If you continue to use the Site after the date on which the change comes into effect, your use of the Site indicates your agreement to be bound by the new Terms and Conditions.

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3.  Registration

To register with you must be over eighteen years of age.

You must ensure that the details provided by you on registration or at any time are correct and complete.

You must inform us immediately of any changes to the information that you provided when registering by updating your personal details.

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4.  Password and security

When you register to use the Site you will be asked to create a password. You must keep this password confidential and must not disclose it or share it with anyone. You will be responsible for all activities and orders that occur or are submitted under your password. If you know or suspect that someone else knows your password you should notify us by contacting Customer Services (see below for contact details) immediately.

If has reason to believe that there is likely to be a breach of security or misuse of the Site, we may require you to change your password or we may suspend your account in accordance with paragraph 13 below.

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5.  Card

You do not need to have a BCN Card to shop at the Site

Bonus coupons received with the quarterly Card mailing or handed out in-store, and product or discount coupons issued by manufacturers or promoters cannot be redeemed against purchases from the site.

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6.  Standard eCoupon Terms and Conditions

1.  Using eCoupons

eCoupons can only be used online at subject to these general terms and conditions, and any other specific conditions notified to you on the issue of an eCoupon. No eCoupon is redeemable through any website owned or operated by BCN Sites/Stores Limited ("BCN") other than or any BCN store.

An eCoupon is redeemed by entering its code at the appropriate point in the online purchase process. Redemption may be subject to you providing proof of entitlement to use the eCoupon.

Your use of an eCoupon indicates your agreement to be bound by these eCoupon Terms and Conditions.

BCN reserves the right to withdraw or cancel an eCoupon for any reason at any time.

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2.  Distribution of eCoupons

eCoupons are, and remain at all times, the property of BCN.

The right to use an eCoupon is personal to the original recipient and may not be transferred. No eCoupon may be copied, reproduced, distributed, or published directly or indirectly in any form or by any means for use by an entity other than the original recipient, or stored in a data retrieval system, without the prior written permission of BCN.

eCoupons distributed or circulated without the written approval of BCN, for example on an Internet message board or on a "bargains" website, are not valid for use and may be refused or cancelled.

3.  Permitted usage of eCoupons

Unless expressly stated otherwise at the time of issue of the eCoupon;

1.     Each issued eCoupon will be valid for use by a recipient only once,

2.     Only one eCoupon will be valid for use per business advertisement,  customer or household, as the case may be, and,

3.     An eCoupon may not be used in conjunction with any other special offer or eCoupon.

eCoupons cannot be exchanged for cash or used to purchase gift-vouchers.

4.  Excluded goods and services

Certain goods or services are excluded from all eCoupon offers. These include tobacco, infant formula milk and prescription medicines, or purchases from BCN Outlet Yo-Con store. From time to time other goods or services may be excluded and any such further exclusion will be notified to you along with the eCoupon or through the website.

eCoupons may be limited to redemption in respect of certain products or services or certain products or services may be excluded from the ambit of use of the eCoupon, in which case notice will be given to you at the time of issue of the eCoupon.

Excluded goods and services will not count towards any qualifying conditions for offers and will not benefit from any promotional discount.

5.  Minimum spend requirements

Where the redemption of an eCoupon is subject to a minimum spending requirement, the redemption is only permitted in respect of the purchase of qualifying products which will be communicated to you at the time of issue of the eCoupon. Excluded products and supplementary charges, such as delivery, gift wrap or postage & packing, shall not count towards a minimum spending requirement.

If more than one minimum spend offer is valid for use in an order, there must be sufficient qualifying spend to meet the requirements of each offer in total. For example, to use a £3 off £30 eCoupon and a £5 off £50 eCoupon in the same transaction (assuming that these eCoupons can be used together), you must spend at least £80.

6.  Calculation of discount

Where an online offer states that a percentage discount will be given on a purchase, the cost of the qualifying purchases will be reduced by the stated discount percentage.

Where purchases are stated to be offered on a "VAT-free" basis, the prices of qualifying items will be reduced by the equivalent of VAT. At the current VAT rate of 20% this equates to a discount of 16.67%.

Supplementary charges such as delivery or postage & packing shall not be discounted unless specifically stated in the offer description.

7.  Security and Fraud

When you use an eCoupon you warrant to BCN that you are the duly authorised recipient of the eCoupon and that you are using it in good faith.

If you redeem, attempt to redeem or encourage the redemption of eCoupons to obtain discounts to which you or a third party are not entitled you may be committing a civil or criminal offence.

If we reasonably believe that any eCoupon is being used unlawfully or illegally we may reject or cancel any eCoupon and you agree that you will have no claim against us in respect of any rejection or cancellation. BCN reserves the right to take any further action it deems appropriate in such instances.

If we refuse an eCoupon submitted as part of an order, for any reason, we will inform you before the order is dispatched to advise of the correct cost of the order and give you the opportunity to cancel the order.

8.  Limitation of liability

At all times our acceptance of an order takes place on despatch of the order, at which point the purchase contract will be made and you will be charged for your order.

All offers are subject to availability and while stocks last.

BCN shall not be liable to any customer or household for any financial loss arising out of the refusal, cancellation or withdrawal of any eCoupon or any failure or inability of a customer or household to use an e-Coupon for any reason.

9.  Miscellaneous

We reserve the right to vary or terminate the operation of any eCoupon at any time without notice.

The failure of BCN to take any action in respect of a breach of these terms and conditions shall not constitute a waiver of their enforceability. BCN reserves its rights in respect of these terms and conditions at all times.

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8. Refunds on promotional offers

Refunds for goods purchased under a promotional offer will be based on the terms of the promotional price. Your statutory rights are not affected.

eCoupon purchases will mean the loss of the eCoupon as validation is not possible on spent eCoupons. A refund for this loss is not possible and only the purchase amount minus the eCoupon promotion will be refunded.

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9.  Excluded Services

The services provided by the Site do not include the provision of computer or other necessary equipment to access the Site. To use the site you will require Internet connectivity and appropriate telecommunication links. We shall not be liable for any telephone or other costs that you may incur.

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10. Intellectual property

The content of the Site is protected by copyright, trademarks, database and other intellectual property rights. You may retrieve and display the content of the Site on a computer screen, store such content in electronic form on disk (but not any server or other storage device connected to a network) or print one copy of such content for your own personal, non-commercial use, provided you keep intact all and any copyright and proprietary notices. You may not otherwise reproduce, modify, copy or distribute or use for commercial purposes any of the materials or content on the Site without written permission from

No licence is granted to you in these Terms and Conditions to use any trade mark of or its affiliated companies including, without limitation, the trademarks BCN, BLACKCOUNTRYNEWS.COM and BCN Card.

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11. Limitations

You may not use the Site for any of the following purposes:

·         disseminating any unlawful, harassing, libellous, abusive, threatening, harmful, vulgar, obscene, or otherwise objectionable material

·         transmitting material that encourages conduct that constitutes a criminal offence, results in civil liability or otherwise breaches any relevant laws, regulations or code of practice

·         gaining unauthorised access to other computer systems

·         interfering with any other person's use or enjoyment of the Site

·         breaching any laws concerning the use of public telecommunications networks

·         interfering or disrupting networks or web sites connected to the Site

·         making, transmitting or storing electronic copies of materials protected by copyright without the permission of the owner reserves the right to refuse to post material on the Site or to remove material already posted on the Site.

You will indemnify us against all losses, liabilities, costs and expenses reasonably suffered or incurred by us, all damages awarded against us under any judgment by a court of competent jurisdiction and all settlements sums paid by us as a result of any settlement agreed by us arising out or in connection with:

·         any claim by any third party that the use of the Site by you is defamatory, offensive or abusive, or of an obscene or pornographic nature, or is illegal or constitutes a breach of any applicable law, regulation or code of practice;

·         any claim by any third party that the use of the Site by you infringes that third party's copyright or other intellectual property rights of whatever nature; and

·         any fines or penalties imposed by any regulatory, advertising or trading body or authority in connection with the use of the Site by you.

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12. Availability of the Site

Although aims to offer you the best service possible, makes no promise that the services at the Site will meet your requirements. cannot guarantee that the service will be fault free. If a fault occurs in the service you should report it to the Customer Services (see below for contact details) and we will attempt to correct the fault as soon as we reasonably can.

Your access to the Site may be occasionally restricted to allow for repairs, maintenance or the introduction of new facilities or services. will attempt to restore the service as soon as it reasonably can.

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13.'s right to suspend or cancel your registration may suspend or cancel your registration immediately at our reasonable discretion or if you breach any of your obligations under these Terms and Conditions.

You can cancel this agreement at any time by informing us in writing. If you do so, you must stop using the Site.

The suspension or cancellation of your registration and your right to use the Site shall not affect either party's rights or liabilities.

Paragraphs 9, 10 and 13 of these Terms and Conditions shall survive cancellation.

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14.'s liability

The Site is provided by without any warranties or guarantees. You must bear the risks associated with the use of the Internet.

The Site provides content from other Internet sites or resources and while tries to ensure that material included on the Site is correct, reputable and of high quality, it cannot accept responsibility if this is not the case. will not be responsible for any errors or omissions or for the results obtained from the use of such information or for any technical problems you may experience with the Site. If is informed of any inaccuracies in the material on the Site we will attempt to correct the inaccuracies as soon as we reasonably can.

In particular, we disclaim all liabilities in connection with the following:

·         incompatibility of the Site with any of your equipment, software or telecommunications links

·         technical problems including errors or interruptions of the Site

·         unsuitability, unreliability or inaccuracy of the Site

·         inadequacy of the site to meet your requirements

To the full extent allowed by applicable law, you agree that we will not be liable to you/or any third party for any consequential or incidental damages (including but not limited to loss of revenue, loss of profits, loss of anticipated savings, wasted expenditure, loss of privacy and loss of data) or any other indirect, special or punitive damages whatsoever that arise out of or are related to the Site.

Nothing in this paragraph applies to's liability in respect of products sold through the Online Stores.

Nothing in these Terms and Conditions shall exclude's liability for personal injury or death caused by its negligence.

Our acceptance of an order takes place on despatch of the order or where advertising work commences or is signed for, at which point the purchase contract will be made and you will be charged for your order.

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15. Third Party Websites

As a convenience to customers, the Site includes links to other web sites or material which are beyond its control. is not responsible for content on the Internet or World Wide Web pages on the BCN Bank site, or any other site outside the Site.

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16. Advertising and Sponsorship

Part of the Site may contain advertising and sponsorship. Advertisers and Sponsors are responsible for ensuring that material submitted for inclusion on the Site complies with relevant laws and codes. We will not be responsible for any error or inaccuracy in advertising and sponsorship material.

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17. Applicable Law

These Terms and Conditions shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of England and any disputes will be decided only by the English courts.

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18. International Use makes no promise that materials on the Site are appropriate or available for use in locations outside the United Kingdom, and accessing the Site from territories where its contents are illegal or unlawful is prohibited. If you choose to access this site from locations outside the United Kingdom, you do so on your own initiative and are responsible for compliance with local laws.

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19. Expiry Date on Payment Card

Please ensure that the expiry date of your payment card is after the anticipated despatch date of your order. Payment is taken at the point of despatch for goods and in the event that the payment card has expired we will be unable to take payment and fulfil your order.

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20. Use of Community Sites

Each Community Site on the site (together the “Community Sites”) allows users to interact with each other via message boards, and other user forums. We advise you not to post or in anyway reveal any of your personal details on the Community Sites (for example, your address and telephone number).

You may not use the Community Sites for any of the following purposes:

·         disseminating any unlawful, harassing, libellous, defamatory, racially offensive, abusive, threatening, harmful, vulgar, obscene, or otherwise objectionable material;

·         transmitting material that encourages conduct that constitutes a criminal offence, results in civil liability or otherwise breaches any relevant laws, regulations or code of practice;

·         transmitting material containing any form of advertising or promotion for goods and services, junk mail, chain letters or "spam";

·         gaining unauthorised access to other computer systems;

·         interfering with any other person's use or enjoyment of the Community Sites;

·         making or transmitting or storing electronic copies of materials protected by copyright without the permission of the owner;

·         impersonating another person;

·         referring to specific website addresses outside of; or

·         advertising

BCN does not control the content placed on the Community Sites. However, BCN reserves the right to refuse to post material, to remove material posted on the Community Sites and to contact you in the event that there are concerns about the content you have added to a Community Site. BCN may review or edit the content of the Community Sites. Therefore, if you have concerns about any of the content of the Community Sites you should contact us by selecting the “report as inappropriate” button. The relevant content may be removed from the Community Sites. If we believe that any material placed on the Community Sites by you is unlawful we may contact the relevant authority.

BCN makes no representations as to the validity of any opinion, advice, information or statement displayed on the message boards by third parties. You are solely responsible for the content of your messages posted on the message boards and the views expressed by individuals do not represent the views of

You will be responsible for:

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By submitting material you are granting BCN a perpetual, royalty-free, non-exclusive licence to reproduce, modify, translate, make available, distribute and sublicense the material in whole or in part and in any form.

You will be responsible for our losses and costs resulting from your breach of these Community Sites terms and conditions.

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You may not assign, sub-license or otherwise transfer any of your rights under these Terms and Conditions.

If any provision of these Terms and Conditions is found to be invalid by any court having competent jurisdiction, the invalidity of that provision will not affect the validity of the remaining provisions of these Terms and Conditions, which shall remain in full force and effect.

If you breach these Terms and Conditions and ignores this, will still be entitled to use its rights and remedies at a later date or in any other situation where you breach the Terms and Conditions. shall not be responsible for any breach of these Terms and Conditions caused by circumstances beyond its control.

A person who is not a party to these Terms and Conditions shall have no right under the Contract (Rights of Third Parties) Act 1999 to enforce any term of these Terms and Conditions but this shall not affect any right or remedy of a third party which exists or is available apart from that Act.

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