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Website Terms & Conditions

These Terms and conditions are dated 16 October 2017.

In these terms and conditions the “Script Media”, “Company”, “we” or “us” means The Script Media Limited with registered office at 47 Church Street, Barnsley, S70 2AS. The website or websites means all the websites owned and/or operated by us.

These terms apply to all users of this website. If you do not accept these terms then you should immediately stop using this website. your use of the website confirms your acceptance of these terms. We cannot guarantee that you will always be able to access the website; we will not be liable to you for any interruption or delay that you experience in accessing the website, whatever the cause.

No metatags, hyperlinks or other forms of linkage whatsoever to any other website may be imposed on the website unless express prior permission has been given. Access to particular areas of the website may be subject to additional terms to which you confirm your acceptance of by entering the particular areas. If you do not accept those terms then you should immediately stop using those pages.

The Script Media does not warrant that functions contained in the website content will be uninterrupted or error free, that defects will be corrected or that the Content or the Server(s) are available free of viruses or bugs.

This website is made available on the basis that there are excluded, to the extent permitted by law, any terms implied by statute or otherwise and all liability for any loss or damage however it arises out of the use of this website or reliance on its content.

Variation of these terms & conditions

We reserve the right to make changes to any part of the website. It may therefore be necessary to change these Terms and Conditions. If we do change the Terms and Conditions, we will update the date above. If you use any of the website after we have published such changes, you will be agreeing to be bound to those changes. If you do not agree to be bound by the changes then you should immediately stop using the website.

Editorial Policy

We encourage users to share, debate, and discuss points of views on our website and Facebook pages.

Everyone has the right to express themselves but should also respect other users. The Script Media is impartial and as such will always endeavour to avoid colouring a debate by censoring or altering its content where possible.

While we accept no legal responsibility for individual’s comments, there are occasions when the Script Media may be obliged to intervene. Where this is the case, the following guidelines will be applied.

You must not make or encourage comments that are:

These rules do not cover all eventualities and are intended as a guideline and portray the spirit of policy only.

Reader comments that violate the letter or spirit of these rules or our Terms may be removed. If we do remove something, we will generally remove posts, or where necessary, whole threads (not parts). This means that even if only one sentence is objectionable, the whole comment will usually be removed.

We hope that you will understand that, once properly notified of a complaint, we may have to remove a contribution for legal reasons (whatever the rights and wrongs). We are unable to enter into dialogue about individual cases.

To report an inappropriate comment on the website email editorial@barnsley-chronicle.co.uk.


By submitting any material to us on the website or by email or otherwise, you automatically grant the Script Media the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use, reproduce, edit, adapt print and publish, such material (in whole or part) worldwide and/or to incorporate it in other works in any form. By submitting your content, you warrant that you have the right to grant this licence.

You also acknowledge, agree and warrant:

You will not submit any material to us (whether through the website or by email or through any other form of communication) which infringes any intellectual property rights, such as copyright and trade marks. This means generally that you must own the rights in everything you submit or must obtain permission from the rights owner to submit the material.

You understand and agree that any breach of these Terms may cause us damage and loss and you agree to indemnify us and keep us at all times fully indemnified from and against all claims, costs, loss or damage incurred by us directly or indirectly as a result of any breach of these terms and conditions.

We will fully co-operate with any law enforcement authorities or court order requesting or directing us to disclose the identity or locate anyone posting material in breach of these Terms. we may also disclose the identity to relevant third parties of anyone we reasonably believe has submitted content which is defamatory.


If you have a complaint about a story, please email editorial@barnsley-chronicle.co.uk.


This site provides links to other websites. These links are for your convenience only and do not signify that we endorse or have any responsibility for the content of or any transactions that you enter into relating to those linked sites. use of third party websites is entirely at your own risk.


All material on this site is protected by copyright. You may only copy, download and reproduce it for your own personal use. you must not use it for reproduction on any other website, or in any way for commercial purposes or for gain unless you first obtain our written consent. You must not post any copyrighted material on this website.


Where any part of the website requires that you register in order to use it, you are obliged to provide accurate and complete registration information. It is your responsibility to update and maintain any changes to that information (including your e-mail address) by altering your details as appropriate.

Registration is at your own risk and we will not be liable for any unauthorised transactions made using your user name, pin number or password.


In-paper and website Competition terms and conditions

  1. Competitions are open to all UK residents over the age specified within the competition text.
  2. Employees of the Script Media and associated companies, the prize provider and their immediate families and agents may not enter.
  3. Entry into any competition does not give rise to any binding agreement between the parties.
  4. Competition entries must be made in the manner and by the closing date specified on the competition notice. Failure to do so will disqualify the entry.
  5. Unless otherwise stated, there is no limit on the number of competition entries that can be received from an individual.
  6. There is no purchase requirement to enter a competition.
  7. Where entries are made via a coupon or form it is not acceptable to submit photocopies. Photocopies will be void.
  8. Proof of posting cannot be accepted as proof of delivery.
  9. We cannot accept responsibility for any error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operation or transmission, communications line failure, theft, destruction, alteration of, or unauthorised access to entries, or entries lost or delayed whether or not arising during operation or transmission as a result of server functions, virus, bugs or other causes outside our control.
  10. Incomplete or indecipherable entries will be void.
  11. The winner(s) may be notified by telephone, text or e-mail and the results may be published in the Script Media or on this website.
  12. We reserve the right to report details of competition winners, to take photographs (or other visual media) and to publish such media.
  13. The judges' decision will be final and no correspondence will be entered into.


  1. All prizes are subject to availability and, should any prize be unavailable, no liability will attach to the Script Media.
  2. The prize must be taken as offered and no cash alternative will be offered.
  3. When prizes are supplied by third parties we are acting as their agents and as such we exclude all liability for loss or damage you may suffer as a result of any competition.
  4. Entrants should note that unless stated otherwise by us, we do not accept responsibility for the return of any Competition entries, including those consisting of artistic or other material, and may dispose of entries at our discretion.

You will be deemed to have accepted all Terms and Conditions and to agree to be bound by them by entering a competition.

Premium Rate Competitions

The following terms and conditions will govern the competitions using premium rate SMS and telephone lines and are in addition to the all other terms and conditions and any specific conditions stipulated on the competition page of the newspaper or website.

The Script Media will always notify you of the charges for entering a premium rate competition. For example, when entering a competition, the newspaper or website on which the competition was featured will inform you of the price for entry. Please note that your network operator may also charge an additional standard messaging fee for any SMS sent or telephone call made or received by you. you should consult your network operator for further details of these standard costs. Networks may limit maximum spend. Contact your network provider for further details.

Charges for entering a competition will be deducted from your available credit time if you are a pre-pay customer or will appear on your monthly statement if you are a pay monthly customer. Entries received the closing date of the competition will be invalid and will not be entered into the competition but may still be charged. You must obtain the permission of the person paying the bill for the relevant mobile device. By entering the competition you agree that the Script Media may contact you by email, post or SMS with offers that may be of interest. you will not be charged for receiving these messages and you may opt out anytime by texting STOP to the originating number.

By entering into a Competition you agree that the Script Media may contact you by email or SMS with offers that may be of interest. you will not be charged for receiving these messages and you may opt out of text message communication at anytime by texting STOP to the originating number. You may opt out of Email marketing communications by following the unsubscribe link located at the bottom of the email.

Third Party websites

Some third party sites which are either embedded into the website or links are provided are sites which are operated by third parties with whom the Script Media has a commercial association, including but not limited to sites by means of which you can make payment for use of the website or associated services. If you wish to make any purchases or enter any financial dealings on such website, you will be entering a contract with the relevant third party operator who will ask you to supply information about yourself and on your financial affairs, including your bank or credit card details. The third party operator will have their own terms and conditions and privacy policy and it is up to you to indicate your consent or otherwise to the use that the third party proposes to make of your personal data. While we select our trading partners with care, the Script Media cannot be held liable for any loss or damage whatsoever which you may suffer as a result of your decision to enter any dealings or transactions with, or supply personal information to, a trading partner or any third party. Please ensure you are aware of whom you are contracting with and the relevant terms and conditions prior to entering into any contract.

Product and Adverts Essentials

This website offers users the ability to order products within various sections on our website (“our “Products”).

This website also offers users the ability to purchase advertising space, either for a certain location or space over a defined period, or to be visible periodically for a number of page impressions spread over a defined period; we refer to this advertising space as “Adverts”. (See the separate Terms and Conditions for Adverts).

Any goods or services available through, and material of any kind accessible or relating to our website, are referred to as our “Services”.

We may add or remove Products or Adverts from our Services at any time without notice.

Terms of purchase for Products

If the Product in question includes an image, or other user content (such as prints, digital images or other products which bear images or user content on or within them) or a digital product (e.g. a digital copy of a photograph) it is a “Personalised Product”; if it is a standard Product which does not include any selected image or user content it is a “non-personalised Product”.

A contract between a user and this website for the purchase of a Product is created as follows:

Note that we may reject an order in certain circumstances, namely:

If your order is rejected, we will contact you to confirm this and refund any payment made for that order.

We will endeavour to deliver goods and provide services on the basis and in accordance with the timescales mentioned on this site but time shall not be of the essence of those arrangements and we will have no liability if we are delayed in or prevented from providing the goods/services by factors beyond our control.

This website is made available on the basis that there are excluded, to the extent permitted by law, any terms implied by statute or otherwise and all liability for any loss or damage however it arises out of the use of this website or reliance on its content.

Returns, refunds and cancellation

You have the right to cancel your contract for the purchase of a non-personalised Product, provided you notify us of the cancellation no longer than 14 days after the day following the day on which the Product is delivered. you must return the unused non-personalised Product to us within 14 days of notifying us of the cancellation, and must pay the cost of returning the Product to our nominated address. we will refund the purchase price you have paid for the Product and its standard delivery charges (but not any expedited, tracked or other special delivery charges you may have chosen to pay) within 14 days of its return.

However, if the value of the Product has been reduced by any handling of it beyond what is necessary to check whether the Product is as expected, we may deduct an amount to reflect that reduction in value from the sum we refund to you. Please follow any returns procedure for non-personalised Products which we specify from time to time.

Please note that the right to cancel a contract and return Products does not apply to any Personalised Products - although you do have the right to reject any Product which is faulty or not as described in our specifications.

Terms of purchase for Adverts

Click here for terms and conditions relating to advertisements.

Intellectual property

The website and/or the services contain content owned by the Script Media. The Content is protected by copyright, trademark, patent, trade secret and other laws. The Script Media owns and retains all rights in the Content and the website and the Services.

Delivery Policy

Yes, some areas of the website can be accessed without disclosing personal information. However, other services offered by the websites will ask for personal details. Our standard estimated delivery time is 3-5 working days.

This duration may be longer for certain Personalised Products that require administration or processing time that is longer than usual (e.g. purchasing an archive photograph from the Photosales section or purchasing a non-print Personalised Product).


You agree to indemnify and hold the Script Media, its subsidiaries, and affiliates, and their respective officers, agents, partners and employees, harmless from any loss, liability, demand, claim or legal proceedings brought or threatened, including expenses of any character suffered or incurred arising out of your use of the website or the Services in violation of this Agreement, and/or arising from your use of or conduct on the website or in use of the Services and/or a breach of this Agreement.

Law and Jurisdiction

Your use of this website, these terms and any matters arising are subject to the laws of England. Any dispute is subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the Courts of England. Save as specifically provided otherwise, this website is targeted only at, and goods and services are only available to, UK residents.