What is Skwibble and Who Operates it?
Skwibble Ltd, referred to as 'we' or 'us' from here on in, is the owner and operator of
the Service, being a UK registered company (number 09876421), with a registered office
address at Flat 45 Attenborough Court, Owen Square, Watford, Hertfordshire WD19 4FN.
To contact us, please email email@example.com.
The Skwibble App and Website provides parents with a secure, closed-network platform,
which gives the opportunity to blog on behalf of their children while allowing them to
invite visitors to follow their progress, by uploading content in the form of stories,
milestones and celebrations, along with photos, video and other media, parents build up
a personalised blog that can be transformed into a book (or e-book) to be treasured
forever (the ‘Service’)
What are Skwibble’s Terms and Conditions (T&Cs)?
When using the Skwibble service, read carefully and keep in mind the following terms and
conditions (T&Cs). The T&Cs are applicable to registered users, visitors and other persons
accessing the Skwibble service (referred to as “you/your”) and explain the terms on which
you may use the Service.
By agreeing to these T&Cs, you’re acknowledging that you are
fully competent to enter into them, plus any other obligations, representations and
warranties specified throughout the T&Cs.
If you’re accepting Skwibble’s T&Cs or using the Service on
behalf of a company, government, organisation or any other legal entity or third party,
it means that you represent and warrant that:
(i) You have permission to enter into these T&Cs with us on behalf of that entity, bind
that third party to these T&Cs and act on their behalf with respect to any actions
you take in connection with the Service. You agree to respond promptly and completely
to requests from us for additional information that we deem necessary to determine your
authority to act on behalf of a third party, company or organisation. We may suspend or
terminate your access to the Service if we have reason to believe that you are not
authorised to act on behalf of the third party for whom you claim to be acting in connection
with the Service.
(ii) The terms ‘you’ and ‘your’, for the purposes of any agreement with Skwibble,
refer to your organisation or entity.
Registration with us or using/browsing our website or app is acknowledgement that you
have read, understood and agreed to our T&Cs. You will be required to read and accept
these T&Cs when registering for an account on the Service. Should you not agree to the
terms, you should cease using the Service.
Users of the Skwibble service must be aged 18 or over. Any registration by, use of
or access to the Service by anyone under the age of 18 is unauthorised and is in
breach of these terms and conditions. By using the Service, you represent and warrant
that you are at least 18 years old.
If you allow anyone else to use the Service, you must make sure that they read
these terms and conditions first, and that they follow them. You must not create
an account or provide information on behalf of another person. You agree that if
any person uses the Service using your account details, they are authorised to act
for you. If you think that your account details have been obtained by someone who
should not have them, you should contact us immediately. We will not be liable for
any unauthorised use of your account.
You must not use the Service if you are a convicted sex offender named on the sex
offender register in the UK or if you have been cautioned by the Police for sex
related offences at any time. You must not use the Service if you have ever been
convicted of any offence under the Sexual Offences Act 2003 or any related sexual
offences legislation or if you have been convicted of an offence under section 69
of the Serious Crime Act 2015. You must not attempt to restrict another user from
using or enjoying the Service and you must not encourage or facilitate violations
of these terms and conditions or any other of our terms.
Certain parts of the Service can be accessed or used by permitted members only and
may require an account to log in, create blogs and post. Accounts are free of charge.
By creating an account, you agree to us handling the information you provide and
confirm that data you provide upon registration and at all other times will be true,
accurate, current and complete. You agree to update your information as necessary to
maintain its truth and accuracy. If you submit any information that is false or
deliberately misleading, we may suspend your use of the Service, or stop it completely.
We may update the Service and make changes to it, but we don't have to do this, and
material incorporated within the Service may be out-of-date. No material on the
Service is intended to contain advice, and you shouldn't rely on it. We exclude all
legal responsibility and costs for reliance placed on the Service by anyone.
Skwibble’s Service to You
In accordance with Skwibble’s T&Cs, you are granted access to a secure, non-exclusive,
non-transferable, but limited licence. The licence entitles you to use our service for
personal, non-commercial purposes only and as permitted by the features of the platform.
We reserve the right to cancel your licence at any time, for any reason. Your Skwibble
account provides you with access to our service and the full functionality, which from
time to time may require maintenance to be carried out by us at our discretion. We do
not guarantee that our Service, or any content on it will always be available or
uninterrupted. We may suspend or withdraw or restrict the availability of all or any part
of our Service for business and operational reasons for any reason whatsoever.
You can only use the Skwibble service for personal, non-commercial use, as allowed
by law and these T&Cs. If you don’t, we may suspend your usage or stop it completely.
Usage of other kinds requires the express, written consent of Skwibble. However,
certain actions are prohibited and will result in the termination of your account
with immediate effect.
The activities prohibited are, but not limited to:
1. Using any scraper, spider, robot or other automated means of any kind to access the
service, deep-link to any feature or content on the service, crawl the service in any manner,
or bypass any other measures we may use to prevent or restrict access to the service.
2. Overloading, flooding, spamming, mail-bombing the service, or scripting the creation
of content in such a manner as to interfere with or create an undue burden on the service.
3. Reverse engineering, decompiling, disassembling or hacking of any aspect of the Service
or any part thereof, or attempt to do any of the aforementioned, except and solely to the
extent permitted by law, or otherwise attempt to use or access any portion of the Service
other than as intended by Skwibble.
4. Reproducing, distributing, displaying, performing, selling, trading, reselling or
exploiting any portion of the Service, or use of the Service, access to the Service, server
or any connected database or content obtained through the Service for any purpose or making
any ‘attack’ on the Service.
5. Posting or promoting sexually explicit material including but not limited to pornographic
videos, images, audio or documents.
6. Attempting to interfere with, compromise the system integrity or security or decipher any transmissions
to or from the servers running the service.
7. Taking any action that imposes, or may impose at our sole discretion an unreasonable or
disproportionately large load on our infrastructure.
8. Uploading, sending, posting, transmitting or otherwise making available or introducing
anything which is a criminal offence under the Computer Misuse Act 1990, including any invalid
data, viruses, worms, Trojans or any other technologically harmful or damaging computer code,
file or program that may or is intended to damage or hijack the operation of any hardware, software
or telecommunications equipment, or any other aspect of the service or communications equipment and
computers connected to the service.
9. Uploading or otherwise transmitting to or through the service any unlawful, harmful, harassing,
defamatory, threatening, vulgar, obscene, offensive, violent, discriminatory, sexually explicit,
hateful or otherwise objectionable material of any kind, including anything likely to deceive, harass,
annoy, threaten, or invade someone else's privacy or infringe their intellectual property.
10. Collecting or harvesting any personally identifiable information, including account names, from the service.
11. Deleting the copyright and other proprietary rights notices
12. Uploading,posting or otherwise transmitting any unsolicited or unauthorised
advertising (or anything promoting products or services), promotional materials,
junk mail, spam, chain letters, pyramid schemes or any other form of solicitation
(commercial or otherwise).
13. Impersonating another person or otherwise misrepresenting their identity or your
affiliation with a person or entity, conducting fraud, hiding or attempting to hide
14. Using any trademarks, service marks, design marks, logos, photographs or other
content belonging to Skwibble or obtained from the service.
15. Interfering with the proper working of the Service
16. Accessing, tampering with, or using any content, user accounts, personally
identifiable information or other information on the Service through any technology
or means other than those provided or authorised by the service.
17. Circumventing measures we may use to prevent or restrict access to the service,
including without limitation features that prevent or restrict use or copying of any
content or enforce limitations on use of the service or the content therein.
18. Doing anything to encourage or assist anything that breaks the law in connection with the service.
Author content refers to any content or material you upload, post, submit,
contribute or display on or via the Service (within your network or otherwise,
including interacting with other users and other people’s content), including, but
not limited to, blog posts, comments, recommendations, forums, photos, videos, music,
sounds, images, text, files, listings, links, logos, trademarks, postings, messages,
albums and any other content submitted accompanying any of those mentioned.
You remain the sole proprietor of your content and any other information that’s uploaded
by you to the Skwibble platform. After posting your content, you continue to retain any
ownership of copyright and other intellectual property rights subsisting in your content
(unless any part of that content is owned by a third party who has given their express
permission for their material to be used), and you continue to have the right to use and
license your content in any way you choose. All other content included on our Service
(including all user-facing material, and all underlying content such as code, software and
databases) and the copyright and other intellectual property rights subsisting in that content,
unless specifically labelled otherwise, belongs to or has been licensed by Skwibble. All content
is protected by applicable United Kingdom and international intellectual property laws and treaties.
The content of blogs, posts, comments and other author generated content on our Service
and the copyright and other intellectual property rights subsisting therein, unless
specifically labelled otherwise, belongs to or has been licensed by the user who posted
such materials. All such content is protected by applicable United Kingdom and international
intellectual property laws and treaties. You may copy and share (reblog) portions of other
users’ posts and comments within our Service, provided that they form part of your secure
Playpen network[KB1] . In view of this functionality, users should be aware that their content
may be shared outside their Playpen network where other members of their Playpen network
choose to share such content with members of another Playpen network to which they belong.
The content that you upload to the Skwibble service must comply with our standards for use of
the Service. At any point, you can remove your content from Skwibble and cancel your account
and we do not retain any licence rights.
By posting your content and comments on the Skwibble platform, you grant us a non-exclusive,
unconditional, perpetual, worldwide, royalty-free, unrestricted and transferable right and
(i) Use, distribute, access, store, cache, archive, syndicate, publish, transmit, adapt, edit,
reproduce, distribute, prepare derivative works from, publicly perform, display, sub-licence and
otherwise exploit your content and network data (a) for the sole purpose of operating and promoting
the Service and making your content and network data available on the Skwibble platform service and
in all current and future media in which the Skwibble service may now or in future be distributed or
(b) for our internal business purposes so that we may derive metrics and analytics relating to your
(ii) Disclose any such metrics and analytics regarding your content and network data for marketing and
users or the general public additional licenses to your content, please include the licence terms
with your content. This license will terminate at the time you remove your content from the Skwibble
service. Without limiting the aforementioned, you agree that content you remove may persist for a
reasonable amount of time in back-up copies (but these copies will not be available to others).
If you are a business user:
(iii) We exclude all implied conditions, warranties, representations or other terms that may apply to
our website or app including any content on it.
(iv) We will not be liable to you 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
- use of or reliance on any content displayed on our site.
(v) Inparticular, 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
- 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 also have no liability to you for any loss of data (including but not limited to your own
content such as images and blogs) caused by you failing to correctly follow instructions or to
have in place the minimum system requirements advised by us.
You warrant that any contribution you make to our Service when making use of a feature that allows
you to upload content complies with the standard set out in these terms and conditions, and you will
be liable to us and indemnify us for any breach of that warranty. 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 our site a limited licence to use, store and copy that content and to distribute and make
it available to third parties.
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 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 these terms and conditions.
You waive all rights to any claim against Skwibble for any actual or alleged infringement of any
proprietary rights, rights of privacy or publicity, moral rights, and rights of attribution in
connection with your content and material, and you acknowledge and agree that you are not entitled to
receive any compensation for any material that you submit, upload, or transmit in connection with our
We won't be legally responsible to anybody for the material that you upload to the Service, and we can
remove it at any time and without prior notice if we think it doesn't follow the standards set out in
these T&Cs or if anyone claims to own your content or says that it breaches their rights (and we can
give them your identity). Furthermore, you agree that should your content be removed from the Skwibble
Service due to a violation of our Terms of Service, it may continue to be stored by us and Skwibble has
the right to use and reproduce your content in any manner without restriction, including in response to
any summons or other judicial or administrative order, to assist UK government law enforcement agencies
or otherwise as required by law and to protect the rights, property or safety of Skwibble, any user or
individual, or the general public.
You remain solely responsible for any content you publish. You are responsible for making sure, and you
represent and warrant that: (a) you own the content posted by you on or through the
Service or otherwise have the right to grant the necessary rights and licences to your content and network
data as set out in these T&Cs; and (b) the posting and use of your content on or through the Service does
not violate, misappropriate or infringe on the rights of any third party, including, without limitation,
privacy rights, publicity rights, copyrights, trademark and/or other intellectual property rights. You
understand that whether or not your content is published or marked private by you, Skwibble does not
guarantee any confidentiality or privacy with respect to any of your content or network data. You agree
to reimburse and indemnify us for any costs or expenses we incur arising from your author content or for
any breach of the T&Cs.
We will try to assess risks on the Service and will moderate our interactive services if we think it is appropriate.
Please note, however, that we are not required to moderate our interactive services.
Skwibble content refers to content ‘owned’ by us. With the exception of author content,
we are the owner or licensee of all intellectual property rights in the Service
(for example the copyright and any rights in the designs) and in any of the material posted
on it. They are protected by copyright. The Skwibble name and logo are trademarks of us, and
may not be copied, imitated or used, in whole or in part, without our prior written permission.
As the owner, we have the exclusive right to use all aspects of the service, including copy,
software, graphics, designs, photographs, and all copyrights, trademarks, service marks, trade
names, logos, and other intellectual property or proprietary rights contained therein.
However, in some instances, third-parties may have given us permission to display content on
their behalf, including Author Content. In accordance with the terms of this service, you agree
not to replicate, distribute, modify or plagiarise works of any materials without the prior written
consent of the owner of such materials.
We reserve the right to introduce charges for using the Service, including where you order one of our
personalised story books (which is a feature we will be offering in the future). We will always notify
you of the introduction of any fees in advance and give you the opportunity to cancelling your account
if you do not agree to them.
If any charges are introduced to our Service and you purchase any products from us for a charge, you
will have a legal right to change your mind within 14 days and receive a full refund. These rights
arise under the Consumer Contracts Regulations 2013.
If your product is goods, for example a personalised story book, the Consumer Rights Act 2015 states
that goods must be as described, fit for purpose and of satisfactory quality. During the expected
lifespan of your product your legal rights entitle you to an immediate refund if your goods become
faulty within 30 days.
You are allowed to make a legal link to our website's homepage from your website if the content on
your site meets our content standards (as set out in these T&Cs). We can end this permission at any
time. You mustn't suggest any endorsement by us or association with us unless we agree to this in
Our service could potentially feature links to other platforms, including websites, which are not affiliated
with the Skwibble service. It’s possible that other platforms, including websites, could also feature links
to our service. Links from our Service to other sites are only for information.
It’s recommended that if you leave the Skwibble service, you should refer to the terms and conditions and privacy
sections of any site or platform that you’re accessing. We have no control over the practices or the content of
other service providers and we don't endorse them or accept responsibility for other sites or any loss you suffer
from using them.
Any passwords and other identification codes and security information set across your account remain
your responsibility, and you must treat them as confidential. If we think you have failed to keep confidentiality,
we are allowed to disable any security information. It’s recommended that you utilise ‘strong’ passwords, which
incorporate a combination of the following - upper and lower case letters, numbers and symbols.
We have the right to disable any user identification code or password, whether chosen by you or allocated by us, at
Should a breach of your account occur, you must inform Skwibble immediately as we will not be held liable for any
unauthorized access to your account. If you know or suspect that anyone other than you knows your user identification
code or password, you must promptly notify us at firstname.lastname@example.org
How to complain about content uploaded by other users
If you wish to complain about content uploaded by other users, please contact us on [insert email].
Terminating your Skwibble Account
Termination of your Skwibble account will result in complete closure, including the
deletion of all content. However, should you choose to terminate your account, please
be advised that you will not be able to recover any content uploaded onto the Skwibble service.
protect your personal information against unauthorised third-party access, Skwibble cannot
100% guarantee that our security measures are impenetrable to attacks by persons intending
to use your personal information improperly.
By uploading personal information on Skwibble, you acknowledge that you’re doing so at your own risk.
You agree to indemnify Skwibble and any persons or entities affiliated with us against any claims,
costs or expenses (including solicitors’ fees and costs) demands, losses and liabilities, which occur
as a result of or in connection with your misuse of the Service, any material or content that you upload,
post or transmit to or through the Service or you breaching our terms and conditions or any laws, rules or
regulations applicable to our service, including in relation to any claims brought by any third party or
While every effort is made by Skwibble to ensure that the Service is available as much as possible and
that information on and regarding our Service is accurate and up-to-date, we make no guarantees pertaining
to content accuracy or completeness and there may be occasions when the Service may be interrupted, including,
without limitation, for scheduled maintenance or upgrades. We accept no liability or responsibility in respect
of errors or omissions in relation to the content published on or about our Service.
By using the Service, you do so at your own risk. The Service refers to all content available or accessed via our website or app.
The content is provided 'as seen’ and Skwibble gives no guarantees and makes no representations of any kind concerning the content
will always be available.
We are not responsible for the content or accuracy, or for any opinions, views, or values expressed in any blogs, posts, or comments
submitted by users. Any such opinions, views, or values are those of the relevant user, and do not reflect our opinions, views,
or values in any way.
Additionally, as far as legally possible, we make no express or implied guarantees, representations, warranties or promises in relation
to the Service including, without restriction, non-infringement, title, merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose. We also exclude,
as far as legally possible, all terms and warranties or promises implied by law or by statutes.
No guarantee is made by us that the functions of the service, along with any materials or content forming part of the service, will be free
from disruptions or errors or that any disruptions and errors will be rectified.
Equally, we do not guarantee that the Skwibble service and the server that supplies the service, is free from viruses, bugs, or other technical
malfunctions or harmful material. Skwibble does not accept liability for use of its Service, including, without restriction, the content and any
errors that occur within the content.
Skwibble accepts no responsibility for use of its service that results in lost profits, lost data, lost opportunities, loss of goodwill, damage to
your equipment or devices, exemplary, punitive, special, incidental, indirect or other consequential damages, or for any other loss to you arising
from use of our Service, whether or not such loss or damage was foreseeable, foreseen or known. However, we don't exclude legal responsibility for
death or personal injury owing to our negligence, or legal responsibility for fraud or fraudulent misrepresentation, or for anything else where exclusion
is not allowed by the law.
We change these terms from time to time and you must check them for changes because they are binding on you.
Unless we make a change for legal or administrative reasons, we will provide reasonable advanced notice before
the updated terms ("Updated Terms") become effective. You agree that we may notify you of the Updated Terms by
posting them on the Service, and that your use of the Service after the effective date of the Updated Terms (or
engaging in such other conduct as we may reasonably specify) constitutes your agreement to the Updated Terms.
Therefore, you should review these T&Cs and any Updated Terms before using the Service. The Updated Terms will
be effective as of the time of posting, or such later date as may be specified in the Updated Terms, and will apply
to your use of the Service from that point forward.
UK00003147468 is our UK Registered trademark.
The English courts have the only right to hear claims related to our Site, and all disputes are governed
solely by English law.
If you have an account, we may from time to time send you important notices by email. Such notices may relate
to matters including, but not limited to, service changes, changes to these T&Cs, and changes to your account.
We will never send you marketing emails of any kind without your express consent. If you do give such consent,
you may opt out at any time. Any and all marketing emails sent by us include an unsubscribe link.
Please email us at email@example.com to contact us about any issues you encounter with the Service.
Further, if you have any complaints you want to make regarding any other user or any complaints about contents,
images, videos and audios published on the Site, then please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. The first aspect
of our complaints handling procedure is to take some of the details of the complaint and then proceed to address
each complaint by e-mail to you. If you are still not satisfied with the way in which we have handled your complaint,
you can contact us by telephone and we will provide you he relevant number by e-mail to you.
If any provision of these T&Cs is held to be unlawful, void, or for any reason unenforceable during
arbitration or by a court of competent jurisdiction, then that provision will be deemed severable
and will not affect the validity and enforceability of any remaining provisions. Our failure to insist
upon or enforce strict performance of any provision of these T&Cs will not be construed as a waiver of
any provision or right. No waiver of any of these T&Cs will be deemed a further or continuing waiver of
such term or condition or any other term or condition.