Terms & Conditions

Terms & Conditions

Terms & Conditions


1.1 These terms of use (together with the documents referred to in it) tell you the terms of use on which you may make use of our site http://www.guildofmusicsupervisors.co.uk/ (our “Platform”), whether as a guest or a registered user (“Terms of Use”). Use of our Platform includes (but is not limited to) using, viewing and accessing our Platform.

1.2 Please read these Terms of Use carefully before using our Platform, as they apply to your use of our Platform, and by using our Platform, you confirm that you accept and will comply with these Terms of Use. If you do not agree to these Terms of Use, you must not use or must stop using our Platform.


Our Platform is operated by UK & European Guild of Music Supervisors Limited (“we”/“us”/“The Guild”). We are registered in England under company number 10589519 and our registered office is at 17 Leigh Fields Avenue, Leigh On Sea, SS9 5NN.


Our Privacy Policy (the “Privacy Policy”), which is incorporated into these Terms of Use by reference sets out the terms on which we process your personal data, and information about the cookies we use on our Platform. By using our Platform, you consent to such processing and use of cookies and you warrant that all data provided by you is accurate. 


We may revise these Terms of Use at any time by amending this page or notifying you of a change when you next access our Platform. Please check this page from time to time to take notice of any changes we make, as they are binding on you. You may be required to read and accept any new terms before you can continue to use our Platform.


5.1 We do not guarantee that our Platform or any content on it will always be available or be uninterrupted, free from errors or omissions, and we will not be liable to you if, for any reason, our Platform is unavailable at any time or for any period. 

5.2 In consideration of you agreeing to abide by the provisions of these Terms of Use, we grant you a non-transferable, non-exclusive licence to use our Platform, subject to these Terms of Use and the Privacy Policy. Access to our Platform is therefore permitted on a temporary basis and we reserve all other rights.

5.3 We may update our Platform from time to time, and may change or modify its content at any time. However, please note that the content on our Platform may be out of date at any given time, and we are under no obligation to update it.

5.4 At our discretion and without notice we may suspend, withdraw, discontinue, stop publishing or change all or any part of our Platform, and if we do so, you must not circumvent or bypass (or attempt to do so) any access restriction measures on our Platform. You will not be entitled to any compensation or other payment upon the modification, suspension or discontinuance of any of our Platform services, or if we stop publishing our Platform.

5.5 You are responsible for making all arrangements necessary for you to use our Platform.

5.6 You will be assumed to have obtained permission from the owner(s) of the device(s) used to access our Platform (the “Devices”). Charges may apply in respect of each use of such Device(s), for internet access/ data usage. You accept responsibility for the Device(s) you use to access our Platform.

5.7 You are also responsible for ensuring that all persons who access our Platform through your internet connection are aware of and comply with these Terms of Use.

5.8 Content on our Platform is provided for general information only.


6.1 Access to certain areas of our Platform may only be available to registered users of our Platform. Provided you are eligible for membership of The Guild you may register for an account with us and subscribe to our Platform by completing and submitting the account registration form available on our Platform. To view our eligibility criteria, and the different types of membership accounts that may be available to you please click here. You may be required to pay a subscription fee to subscribe to our Platform.

6.2 As part of your subscription and our security procedures, you will be required to use an email address, a password and to submit any other piece of information required by us (together, your “User Identification Data”). You must treat such User Identification Data as confidential and not disclose it to any third party.

6.3 We have the right to disable your access to our Platform at any time, if in our reasonable opinion you have failed to comply with any of these Terms of Use.

6.4 If you know or suspect that anyone other than you knows your User Identification Data, you must immediately change your User Identification Data and promptly notify us at info@guildofmusicsupervisors.co.uk.

6.5 You are responsible for any activity on our Platform arising out of any failure to keep your User Identification Data confidential, and may be held liable for any losses arising out of such a failure.

6.6 You may cancel your account with us at any time. We may suspend or cancel your account, or edit your account details at any time without notice or explanation. In addition, we shall have the right to stop making all or part of our Platform available to you with immediate effect and without notice if: (i) in our opinion you are using our Platform inappropriately, incompetently, in any way that may constitute derogatory treatment of our Platform or might bring us or any third party into disrepute or have prejudicial effect on our or any third party’s image; (ii) you breach these Terms of Use in a way that cannot be corrected, or you fail to correct a breach within a reasonable period of time if we ask you to do so; and/or (iii) there is, in our opinion, any other reason why your access to our Platform must be withdrawn.

6.7 We will determine, in our sole discretion, whether there has been a breach of these Terms of Use through your use of our Platform. Where a breach has occurred, we may take such action as we deem appropriate, including but not limited to all or any of the following actions: (i) immediate, temporary or permanent withdrawal of your right to use our Platform; (ii) immediate, temporary or permanent removal of any of your Contributions (defined below) to our Platform; (iii) issue of a warning to you; (iv) legal proceedings against you for reimbursement of all costs on an indemnity basis (including, but not limited to, reasonable administrative and legal costs) resulting from the breach; (v) further legal action against you; and/or (vi) disclosure of such information to law enforcement authorities as we reasonably feel is necessary, or are required to provide in accordance with applicable law.

6.8 On termination for any reason: (i) all rights granted to you under these Terms of Use shall cease; and (ii) you must immediately cease all activities authorised by these Terms of Use. 


7.1 We, together with our licensors, own and control all the copyright, trade marks, design rights, patents and other intellectual property rights (registered or unregistered) in our Platform, and in the materials published on our Platform (excluding your Contributions), and such works are protected by copyright and other applicable laws and treaties around the world. Except as expressly stated herein, these Terms of Use do not grant you any rights to, or in, patents, copyright, database rights, trade secrets, trade names, trade marks (whether registered or unregistered), or any other rights or licences in respect of our Platform or the materials published on our Platform. All such rights are reserved and accordingly you shall not be entitled to share any materials published on our Platform with any third parties without our prior written approval.

7.2 You may print off one copy, and may download extracts, of any page(s) from our Platform for your personal use or internal business use and you may draw the attention of others within your organisation to content posted on our Platform, however you must not download any material(s) from our Platform, save to your Devices or use any such materials for any other purpose.


8.1 You may not use our Platform: (i) in any way that breaches any applicable law or regulation; (ii) in any way that is unlawful or fraudulent; (iii) for the purpose of harming or attempting to harm minors in any way; (iv) to send, knowingly receive, upload, download, use or re-use any material which does not comply with Section 8.5 below; (v) to transmit, or procure the sending of, any unsolicited or unauthorised advertising or promotional material or any other form of similar solicitation (spam); (vi) to knowingly transmit any data, send or upload any material that contains viruses, Trojan horses, worms, time-bombs, keystroke loggers, spyware, adware or any other harmful programs or similar computer code designed to adversely affect the operation of any computer software or hardware; (vii) to engage in harmful, harassing or otherwise objectionable activity, including activity inhibiting access to or use of our Platform by others; and/or (ix) to infringe or try to infringe any applicable law or rights of other Platform users.

8.2 You may not and may not assist anyone to: (i) subject our Platform or any of its content to any derogatory treatment or use it in such a way that would bring us into disrepute, or cause us to incur liability to any third party; (ii) access all or part of our Platform in order to build a product or service which competes with our Platform; and/or (iii) duplicate, transmit, display, re-publish, reverse engineer, de-compile, disassemble, adapt, modify, copy, reproduce, lend, hire, sub-license, create derivative works from, broadcast, distribute, commercially exploit (including but not limited to charging others for accessing any content on our Platform or commercialise or attempt to re-sell such content in any way) or transmit in any other way our Platform or any of its content in whole or in part except as solely permitted in these Terms of Use.

8.3 You also agree: (i) not to reproduce, duplicate, copy or re-sell any part of our Platform (or any material available on our Platform) in contravention of these Terms of Use; (ii) not to access without authority, interfere with, damage or disrupt any part of our Platform, any equipment or network on which our Platform is stored, and/or any software used in the provision of our Platform, or any equipment or network or software owned or used by any third party; (iii) unless required by law, not make our confidential information available to any third party, or use our confidential information for any purpose other than in accordance with these Terms of Use; and/or (iv) to take all reasonable steps to ensure that our confidential information which you have access to is not disclosed or distributed by your employees, agents or any third party under your control in violation of these Terms of Use. 

8.4 We may from time to time provide interactive services on our Platform (“Interactive Services”) and these Terms of Use will apply to such Interactive Services. We are under no obligation to oversee, monitor or moderate the Interactive Services we provide on our Platform, and we expressly exclude our liability for any loss or damage arising from the use of the Interactive Services by a user, whether the service is moderated or not.

8.5 This Section 8.5 applies to any and all of the materials which you contribute to or upload on our Platform (“Contributions”), and to the Interactive Services associated with it. Contributions must: (i) be accurate (where they state facts) and genuinely held (where they state opinions); (ii) comply with all laws and other regulations in the applicable country from which they are posted and with English law; (iii) not contain any material which is defamatory of any person; (iv) not contain any material which is obscene, offensive, sexually explicit, hateful, inflammatory or violent or promote, encourage, assist or facilitate violence, anti-social behaviour, unlawful/illegal activity, terrorism or other activities that risk national security or discrimination (or incite hatred based on race, religion, nationality, disability, sex, sexual orientation or age); (v) not infringe any copyright, database right, trade mark or any other rights of any other person; (vi) not be threatening, abusive or invade another’s privacy, or cause annoyance, inconvenience, needless anxiety, or be likely to harass, upset, embarrass, or alarm any other person; (vii) not be made in breach of any legal duty owed to a third party, such as a contractual duty of confidence; (viii) not be used to impersonate any person, or to misrepresent your identity or affiliation with any person; and/or (ix) not bring us into disrepute or give the impression that they emanate from us, if this is not the case.

8.6 By breaching some of the provisions of this Section 8, you could be committing a criminal offence. We will report any such breach to the relevant law enforcement authorities and we will co-operate with those authorities by disclosing your identity to them. In the event of such a breach, your right to use our Platform will cease immediately.


9.1 In order to enable us to operate the Platform, we must obtain from you certain limited licence rights to process your Contributions so that technical actions we take in operating the Platform are not considered legal violations. Accordingly, whilst you retain all of the ownership rights in your Contribution(s), by making available any Contribution on our Platform you thereby grant us a limited licence in accordance with Section 9.2 below. You also agree that we have the right to elect not to accept, post, store, display, publish or transmit any Contribution in our sole discretion.

9.2 When you upload or post Contributions to our Platform, you: (i) grant us a worldwide irrevocable (for so long as your Contributions are stored on our Platform) non-exclusive royalty free licence to access, store, display, transmit, reproduce, modify (for technical purposes) and distribute your Contributions (or excerpts thereof) on our Platform and any successor website or mobile application to the extent required to perform our services or operate the Platform hereunder and in connection with our business; (ii) grant us the right to sub-license the rights licensed under these Terms of Use to whom we have contractual relationships with further to the Platform, solely for the purpose of providing such services or operating the Platform, and to otherwise permit access to or disclose your Contributions to third parties if we determine such access is necessary to comply with our legal obligations; and (iii) grant to us the right to use any trade marks, service marks, or non-public personal information contained in the Contributions to the extent required to perform this Section 9.2(i). 

9.3 You represent and warrant that: (i) you have the rights and authority to upload and distribute your Contributions, including on our Platform, and to grant us the rights granted in these Terms of Use; and (ii) any such Contributions comply with these Terms of Use, and in particular the provisions of Section 8 above.

9.4 We also have the right to disclose your identity to any third party who is claiming that any Contribution uploaded by you on our Platform constitutes a violation of their intellectual property rights, or of their right to privacy.

9.5 We will not be responsible, or liable to any third party, for the content or accuracy of any Contribution posted by you or any other user of our Platform. The views expressed by other users on our Platform do not represent our views or values.

9.6 Without prejudice to our other rights under these Terms of Use, if you breach any provision of these Terms of Use in any way, or if we reasonably suspect that you have breached these Terms of Use in any way, we may remove, delete or edit, or request that you remove, delete or edit any or all of your Contributions. If we request that you remove Contributions, you shall take appropriate remedial action with respect to any such request within 72 hours of receipt of such request.

9.7 You may choose to or we may invite you to submit comments or ideas about the Platform, including without limitation about how to improve these (“Ideas”). By submitting any Idea, you agree that your disclosure is gratuitous, unsolicited and without restriction and will not place us under any fiduciary or other obligation, and that we are free to use the Idea (or refrain from doing so) without any reference or compensation to you, and/or to disclose the Idea on a non-confidential basis or otherwise to anyone. You further acknowledge that, by acceptance of your submission, we do not waive any rights to use similar or related ideas previously known to us, or developed by our employees, or obtained from sources other than you.

9.8 Some of the images displayed on the Website have been provided under authorisation by SIEE and are copyrighted ©Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc.


10.1 You may link to our Platform, provided you do so in a way that is fair and legal and does not damage our reputation or take advantage of it.

10.2 You must not: (i) establish a link in such a way as to suggest any form of association, approval or endorsement on our part; (ii) establish a link to our Platform in any website that is not owned by you; and/or (iii) frame our Platform on any other site, or create a link to any part of our Platform other than its home pages. The website or application in which you are linking must comply in all respects with the provisions of Section 8.5. We reserve the right to withdraw our linking permission without notice.

10.3 If you wish to make any use of content on our Platform other than that set out above, please contact info@guildofmusicsupervisors.co.uk. 


You acknowledge and agree that the personal data you may upload on our Platform will be processed in accordance with our Privacy Policy. As such, you must: (i) ensure that you are entitled to transfer the relevant personal data to us so that we may lawfully use, process and transfer the personal data in accordance with these Terms of Use and our Privacy Policy on your behalf; and (ii) ensure that the relevant third parties have been informed of, and have given their consent to, such use, processing, and transfer as required by all applicable data protection legislation.


12.1 You agree to indemnify and hold us, our subsidiaries, affiliates, officers, agents, employees, advertisers and partners harmless from and against any and all claims, liabilities, damages (actual and consequential), losses and expenses (including legal and other professional fees) arising from or in any way related to any third party claims relating to your use of any of the Platform, any violation of these Terms of Use or any other actions connected with your use of the Platform (including all actions taken under your account). In the event of such a claim, we will endeavour to provide notice of the claim, suit or action to the contact information we have for the account, provided that any failure to deliver such notice to you shall not eliminate or reduce your indemnification obligation under these Terms of Use. 

12.2 Our Platform is provided to you on an “as is” and “as available” basis. To the maximum extent permitted by law, we expressly disclaim any and all warranties and conditions of any kind, whether express, implied or statutory, including without limitation any implied warranties of satisfactory quality, fitness for a particular purpose and non-infringement.

12.3 We do not warrant, whether expressly or by implication: (i) that the information we provide or that is provided through or on our Platform is accurate, complete, up-to-date, reliable or correct; (ii) that our Platform will meet your requirements (it is therefore your responsibility to ensure that it does); (iii) that our Platform will be available at any particular time or location; (iv) that our Platform will function in an un-interrupted manner or be secure; (v) that any defects or errors will be corrected; and/or (vi) that our Platform is secure, free of viruses or other harmful components. You are responsible for configuring your information technology, Devices, computer programs and platforms in order to access our Platform and should use your own virus protection software. Any subject matter downloaded or otherwise obtained through the use of our Platform is downloaded at your own risk and you will be solely responsible for any damage to your property or loss of data that results from such download or use of any such material. You should also be aware that SMS and email services are vulnerable to spoofing and phishing attacks and should use care in reviewing messages purporting to originate from us. Always log into your account through the Platform to review any transactions or required actions if you have any uncertainty regarding the authenticity of any communication or notice.

12.4 We assume no responsibility for any of the products or services advertised or offered by a third party through our Platform or the content of websites linked to on our Platform. Such links should not be interpreted as endorsement by us of those linked websites. We will not be liable for any loss or damage that may arise from your use of them. We have no control over the contents of those sites or resources.

12.5 You expressly understand and agree that we, our subsidiaries, affiliates, licensors and our and their respective officers, agents, employees, successors and partners shall not be liable to you or any user for any direct, indirect, special, punitive, exemplary, incidental or consequential loss or damages, whether in contract, tort (including negligence), breach of statutory duty, misrepresentation or otherwise, even if foreseeable, including but not limited to damages for loss of profits, data, sales, business, or revenue, business interruption, loss of anticipated savings, loss of business opportunity, goodwill or reputation resulting from or in connection with: (i) the use of, or inability to use, or unavailability of our Platform; (ii) the use of or reliance on any content displayed on our Platform; (iii) the cost of procurement of substitute goods and services; (iv) any personal injury or property damage, of any nature whatsoever, resulting from your use of our Platform; (v) any unauthorised access to or use of our Platform and/or any and all personal information stored therein; (vi) any software bugs, viruses, Trojan horses, spyware, scareware, worms, phishing attacks, distributed denial-of-service attacks or other harmful codes that may be transmitted to or through our Platform or on any website linked to it; (vii) any errors, inaccuracies or omissions in any content or information, for any loss or damage incurred as a result of the use of any content or information, in each case posted, emailed, stored, transmitted or otherwise made available through our Platform; (viii) any Contributions or the acts or omissions of any third party; and/or (ix) any other matters relating to our Platform.

12.6 Nothing in these Terms of Use excludes or limits our liability for death or personal injury arising from our negligence, or our fraud or fraudulent misrepresentation, or any other liability that cannot be excluded or limited by law. The provisions of this Section 12 shall apply to the fullest extent permitted by law in the applicable jurisdiction.


13.1 Force Majeure. We shall have no liability to you under these Terms of Use if we are prevented from or delayed in performing our obligations under these Terms of Use, or from carrying on our business, by acts, events, omissions or accidents beyond our reasonable control, including, without limitation, strikes, lock-outs or other industrial disputes, failure of a utility service or transport or telecommunications network, act of God, war, riot, civil commotion, malicious damage, compliance with any law or governmental order, rule, regulation or direction, accident, breakdown of plant or machinery, fire, flood, storm or default of suppliers or sub-contractors.

13.2 Severance. If any provision (or part of a provision) of these Terms of Use is found by any court or administrative body of competent jurisdiction to be invalid, unenforceable or illegal, the other provisions shall remain in force. If any invalid, unenforceable or illegal provision would be valid, enforceable or legal if some part of it were deleted, the provision shall apply with whatever modification is necessary to give effect to our commercial intention.

13.3 Entire agreement. These Terms of Use, and any documents referred to in it, constitute the whole agreement between you and us and supersede any previous arrangement, understanding or agreement between ourselves relating to the subject matter they cover. You acknowledge and agree that in entering into these Terms of Use you did not rely on any undertaking, promise, assurance, statement, representation, warranty or understanding (whether in writing or not) of any person (whether party to these Terms of Use or not) relating to the subject matter of these Terms of Use, other than as expressly set out herein. No variation of these Terms of Use shall be effective unless it is in writing and signed by us (or our authorised representatives) or in accordance with section 4 hereof.

13.4 Assignment. You may not assign, transfer, charge, sub-license or deal in any other manner with all or any of your rights or obligations under these Terms of Use to any other person. We may at any time assign, transfer, charge, sub-contract or deal in any other manner with all or any of our rights or obligations under these Terms of Use.

13.5 No partnership or agency. Nothing in these Terms of Use is intended to or shall operate to create a partnership between the parties, or authorise either of you or us to act as agent for the other, and neither of you or us shall have the authority to act in the name or on behalf of or otherwise to bind the other in any way (including, but not limited to, the making of any representation or warranty, the assumption of any obligation or liability and the exercise of any right or power). 

13.6 Third party rights. These Terms of Use do not confer any rights on any person or party (other than the parties to these Terms of Use and, where applicable, their successors and permitted assigns) pursuant to the Contracts (Rights of Third Parties) Act 1999.

13.7 Governing Law and Jurisdiction. These Terms of Use, their subject matter and formation, and any dispute or claim arising out of or in connection with these (including non-contractual disputes or claims) shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the law of England and Wales. We both agree that the courts of England and Wales will have non-exclusive jurisdiction.


To contact us, please email info@guildofmusicsupervisors.co.uk.