Terms and Conditions

Website Terms of Use

Hello! We are Aardman Animations Limited (“we/us/our”) with our registered office located at Gas Ferry Road, Bristol, BS1 6UN. Our VAT number is GB609301172. Please make sure your read these terms of use (together with the documents referred to in it) as they set out terms of use on which you may make use of our website www.wallaceandgromit.com (our site), whether as a guest or a registered user. Use of our site includes accessing, browsing, or registering to use our site.

By using our site, you confirm that you accept these terms of use and that you agree to comply with them. If you do not agree to these terms of use, you must not use our site.

1. Other applicable terms: These terms of use refer to the following additional terms, which also apply to your use of our site:

  • Our Privacy Statement, which sets out the terms on which we process any personal data we collect from you, or that you provide to us and the cookies on our site. By using our site, you consent to such processing and you warrant that all data provided by you is accurate.
  • Our Acceptable Use Policy, which sets out the permitted uses and prohibited uses of our site. When using our site, you must comply with this Acceptable Use Policy.

2. Change to these terms: We may revise these terms of use at any time by amending this page. Please check this page from time to time to take notice of any changes we made, as they are binding on you.

3. Changes to our site: We may update our site from time to time, and may change the content at any time. However, please note that any of the content on our site may be out of date at any given time, and we are under no obligation to update it. We do not guarantee that our site, or any content on it, will be free from errors or omissions.

4. Accessing our site: Our site is made available free of charge. We do not guarantee that our site, or any content on it, will always be available or be uninterrupted. Access to our site is permitted on a temporary basis. We may suspend, withdraw, discontinue or change all or any part of our site without notice. We will not be liable to you if for any reason our site is unavailable at any time or for any period.

You are responsible for making all arrangements necessary for you to have access to our site. You are also responsible for ensuring that all persons who access our site through your internet connection are aware of these terms of use and other applicable terms and conditions, and that they comply with them.

Our site is directed to people residing in the United Kingdom. We do not represent that content available on or through our site is appropriate or available in other locations. We may limit the availability of our site or any service or product described on our site to any person or geographic area at any time. If you choose to access our site from outside the United Kingdom, you do so at your own risk.

5. Your account and password: If you choose, or you are provided with a password or any other piece of information as part of our registration process or in using the site, you must treat such information as confidential. You must not disclose it to any third party.

We have the right to disable any user account and password, whether chosen by you or allocated by us, at any time, if in our reasonable opinion you have failed to comply with any of the provisions of these terms of use.

If you know or suspect that anyone other than you knows your password, you must promptly notify us at web.producer@aardman.com.

6. Intellectual Property Rights: We are the owner or the licensee of all intellectual property rights in our site, and in the material published on it.  Those works are protected by copyright laws and treaties around the world. All such rights are reserved.

You may print off one copy, and may download extracts, of any page(s) from our site for your personal use and you may draw the attention of others within your organisation to content posted on our site.

You must not modify the paper or digital copies of any materials you have printed off or downloaded in any way, and you must not use any illustrations, photographs, video or audio sequences or any graphics separately from any accompanying text.

Our status (and that of any identified contributors) as the authors of content on our site must always be acknowledged.

You must not use any part of the content on our site for commercial purposes without obtaining a licence to do so from us or our licensors.

If you print off, copy or download any part of our site in breach of these terms of use, your right to use our site will cease immediately and you must, at our option, return or destroy any copies of the materials you have made.

7. No reliance on information: The content on our site is provided for general information only. It is not intended to amount to advice on which you should rely. You must obtain professional or specialist advice before taking, or refraining from, any action on the basis of the content on our site.

Although we make reasonable efforts to update the information on our site, we make no representations, warranties or guarantees, whether express or implied, that the content on our site is accurate, complete or up-to-date.

8. Limitation of liability: 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 English law.

To the extent permitted by law, we exclude all conditions, warranties, representations or other terms which may apply to our site or any content on it, whether express or implied. We will not be liable to any user for any loss or damage, whether in contract, tort (including negligence), breach of statutory duty, or otherwise, even if foreseeable, arising under or in connection with:

  •  use of, or inability to use, our site; or
  •  use of or reliance on any content displayed on our site.

If you are a business user, please note that in particular, we will not be liable for:

  • loss of profits, sales, business, or revenue;
  •  business interruption;
  •  loss of anticipated savings;
  • loss of business opportunity, goodwill or reputation; or
  • any indirect or consequential loss or damage.

If you are a consumer user, please note that we only provide our site for domestic and private use. You agree not to use our site for any commercial or business purposes, and we have no liability to you for any loss of profit, loss of business, business interruption, or loss of business opportunity.

We will not be liable for any loss or damage caused by a virus, distributed denial-of-service attack, or other technologically harmful material that may infect your computer equipment, computer programs, data or other proprietary material due to your use of our site or to your downloading of any content on it, or on any website linked to it.

We assume no responsibility for the content of websites linked on our site. 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.

9. Uploading content to our site: Whenever you make use of a feature that allows you to upload content to our site, or to make contact with other users of our site, you must comply with the content standards set out in our Acceptable Use Policy.

You warrant that any such contribution does comply with those standards, and you will be liable to us and indemnify us for any breach of that warranty. If you are a consumer user, this means you will be responsible for any loss or damage we suffer as a result of your breach of warranty.

Any content you upload to our site will be considered non-confidential and non-proprietary. You retain all of your ownership rights in your content, but you are required to grant us and other users of the Site a limited licence to use, store and copy that content and to distribute and make it available to third parties. The rights you license to us are described in the next paragraph (Rights you licence).

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

We will not be responsible, or liable to any third party, for the content or accuracy of any content posted by you or any other user of our site.

We have the right to remove any posting you make on our site if, in our opinion, your post does not comply with the content standards set out in our Acceptable Use Policy.

The views expressed by other users on our site do not represent our views or values.

You are solely responsible for securing and backing up your content.

10. Rights you licence: When you upload or post content to our site, you are required to grant us, our subsidiaries and affiliates and other users of the site a limited non-exclusive licence, transferable, sub-licensable, royalty free, worldwide licence to:

  • Use, reproduce, distribute, remove and analyse any of your content as we deem necessary or desirable for any purpose in connection with the operation of the site.
  • Copy, modify, reproduce your content for marketing and promotional and/or other purposes in connection with Aardman or our services in any media; and
  • Use, edit and reproduce, distribute, prepare derivative works of, display, post or otherwise make available to any other use in connection with any feature of the site.
  • Delete any or all of your content from the site for any reason, without liability to you or to any third party; and
  • Enable the site or users of the site to share or post your content on third party sites e.g. social media sites.

11. Online Competitions: If you take part in any competition run by us you agree (“Competition”) to be bound by the rules of that competition and any other rules specified by us from time to time (“Competition Rules”) and by our decisions, which you agree are final in all matters relating to the Competition.

We reserve the right to disqualify any entrant and/or winner in our absolute discretion without notice and in accordance with the Competition Rules.

Unless specified, any advertised competitions are not exclusive to one particular country. However unless specified, any related costs for pick-up, travel expenses or otherwise is strictly not included.

12. Viruses: We do not guarantee that our site will be secure or free from bugs or viruses.

You are responsible for configuring your information technology, computer programmes and platform in order to access our site. You should use your own virus protection software.

You must not misuse our site by knowingly introducing viruses, trojans, worms, logic bombs or other material which is malicious or technologically harmful. You must not attempt to gain unauthorised access to our site, the server on which our site is stored or any server, computer or database connected to our site. You must not attack our site via a denial-of-service attack or a distributed denial-of service attack. By breaching this provision, you would commit a criminal offence under the Computer Misuse Act 1990. 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 site will cease immediately.

13Linking to our site: You may link to our home page, provided you do so in a way that is fair and legal and does not damage our reputation or take advantage of it.

You must not establish a link in such a way as to suggest any form of association, approval or endorsement on our part where none exists.

You must not establish a link to our site in any website that is not owned by you.

Our site must not be framed on any other site, nor may you create a link to any part of our site other than the home page.

We reserve the right to withdraw linking permission without notice.

The website in which you are linking must comply in all respects with the content standards set out in our Acceptable Use Policy. If you wish to make any use of content on our site other than that set out above, please contact web.producer@aardman.com.

14. Third party links and resources: Where our site contains links to other sites and resources provided by third parties, these links are provided for your information only.

We have no control over the contents of those sites or resources.

15. Applicable law: If you are a consumer, please note that these terms of use, its subject matter and its formation, are governed by English law. You and we both agree to that the courts of England and Wales will have non-exclusive jurisdiction. However, 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 are a business, these terms of use, its subject matter and its formation (and any non-contractual disputes or claims) are governed by English law. We both agree to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of England and Wales.

16. Trademarks: all characters created by Aardman Animations Limited are protected as intellectual property.

Reproduction of any part or all of the contents of this website is prohibited. No part of this website may be copied, stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted in any form or by any means without the prior written permission of Aardman Animations Ltd.

The trade marks set out below are the UK registered trade marks of Aardman Animations Limited:

The following words and their visual depiction are registered trade marks of Aardman Animations Limited:  “Wallace & Gromit”; “Shaun the Sheep”; “Timmy Time”.

The following words are registered trade marks of Aardman Animations Limited: “Chop Socky Chooks” and “Creature Comforts”

Visual depictions of the following are registered trade marks of Aardman Animations Limited: "Aardman” and “Underdog”

17. Contact us: To contact us, please email privacy@aardman.com

18. Win Personalised Gifts with AardmanByMe 

1. This competition is open to fans aged 13 and over ( as per Facebook age restrictions; if you’re under 13 please ask a parent or guardian to take part on your behalf) in the UK.
2. The competition is to win ONE personalised Wallace and Gromit gift from the AardmanByMe store, up the value of £23.99 (including free postage) 
3. The competition opens on Friday 8th December 2017 and closes on Monday 11th December 2017 at 12pm GMT. All entries received after this time and date will not be accepted.
4. To enter entrants must like and comment on the relevant post on the Wallace and Gromit Facebook page by the specified date - please comment indicating which prize you'd like to win.
5. Entries not complying with these terms and conditions will not be accepted by the Promoter.
6. There will be 1 first prize selected from all entries during the competition period and announced by 13th December 2017.
7. The winner will be notified on the Facebook page and asked to email Aardman with their contact details.
8. The promoter reserves the right to hold, void, cancel, suspend or amend the competition or terms and conditions where it becomes necessary to do so.
9. There is no cash alternative. The Promoter reserves the right to substitute a prize of equal or greater value should circumstances make this necessary.
10. The Promoter’s decision on any aspect of the competition is final and binding and no correspondence will be entered into.
11. The Promoter is Aardman Animations, Gas Ferry Road, Bristol, BS1 6UN