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Our terms and conditions are designed to protect competition entrants and aim to ensure all work presented at AbleStable can be viewed by a general audience.

After you have read our Terms and Conditions follow the instructions for emailing us your entry
by going to Enter.

Guidelines for Children

Important guideline for children and young people (below the age of 18)

You may not submit work to the Competitions Area at
AbleStable without the consent of your Parent or Guardian.

View our summary of conditions

Why So Many Words?

We have tried hard to make the wording of our complete terms and conditions below as easy to read as possible. We hope you view these conditions as both protecting the interests of entrants, and ensuring we maintain a high-quality web site.

also produces a Privacy Statement you may wish to view which sets out our information gathering practices in detail.

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Competitions: Terms and Conditions

All entrants to our competitions agree to the following:

General Conditions

1) Our decision of a competition winner is final and no correspondence will be entered into.

2) The competition winner will receive publicity as an AbleStable winner in the competition area and elsewhere at AbleStable. Prizes are not transferable, and in exceptional circumstances may be altered at the sole descretion of AbleStable.

3) AbleStable retains the right to choose and arrange work submitted, and to remove work from the site at its sole discretion.

4) AbleStable retains the right to reject work on the grounds of illegality, copyright infringement and violating public taste and decency.

5) Although copyright remains with the contributor, AbleStable reserves the right to free reproduction of materials appearing at AbleStable.

6) Music must be offered as mpg, or another music file acceptable to AbleStable.

7) Visual art must be offered as jpg or gif, or another graphic file acceptable to AbleStable.

8) Multimedia, film, and video must be offered in Flash, QuickTime, or another format acceptable to AbleStable.

9) Prose text files must be offered as a basic unformatted text file: Notepad.

10) All work must be totally self contained and require no server-side processing.

11) Entrants to the competition agree to their submitted work being shown in our Exhibitions Area.

Legal Conditions

Publishing artistic work on the Internet is complex legally, and AbleStable aims to ensure submissions fall within the law (United Kingdom and/or International).

1) Users hereby grant AbleStable a non-exclusive license to use the supplied material(s) ("the Material") or parts thereof for dissemination over the internet via AbleStable's online services throughout the world for the full period of copyright.

2) AbleStable shall not be obliged to make use of any Material and shall not be liable for any loss of publicity or enhancement of reputation or otherwise.

3) Entries to competitions at AbleStable will not be returned and shall become the property of AbleStable. It is therefore advisable for all contributors to retain a copy of their work.

4) Users of AbleStable hereby warrant that any copyright material contained in the Material shall be either 4a) or 4b):

4a) an original work of their own which they are fully at liberty to use for all purposes of this Agreement without the license or permission of any other person or entities and without infringing the copyright or any other rights whatsoever of any other person or entities.

4b) an original work which they are fully at liberty to use for all purposes of this Agreement by reason of holding all necessary licenses or permissions from all persons or entities contributing to the Material by their visual artwork, multimedia authoring, writing, composing, musical performance or otherwise, and contributors warrant that they are authorised by any such persons or entities to make the Material.

To the extent that contributors are not so authorised Users shall clearly notify AbleStable in writing and supply to AbleStable such information as is available to them to enable the identity of the person or entities contributing to the Material to be ascertained. AbleStable may then obtain further consent(s) from such person or entities before considering the Material for use by AbleStable.

5) Users of AbleStable will indemnify and keep AbleStable indemnified from and against all and any claims, costs, damages, expenses, actions suffered or incurred by AbleStable arising out of any breach of the warranties hereby given.

6) Users permit AbleStable to edit or change the Material in any way that AbleStable may in its sole discretion consider necessary for the purposes of use in AbleStable's on-line services.

7) Users of AbleStable, by supplying the Material and entering into this Agreement, hereby irrevocably and unconditionally waive in perpetuity any so called "moral rights" in respect of the Material and grant any consents required under the Copyright Designs and Patents Act 1988 (UK).

8) Acceptance of these Legal Conditions is a condition of entry of the Material, and receipt of Material amounts to acceptance of the Legal Conditions.

9) Contributions are made at the User's own expense and AbleStable shall not be liable to reimburse any expenses incurred in making a contribution of the Material.

10) Contributions must not contain defamatory or obscene material.

11) Users of AbleStable must not and may not enter into this Agreement if a contract exists which precludes their work being published elsewhere (an agreement which may exist between the contributor and: a record label; publisher - print and/or electronic - ; agent, or any other interested party who holds rights to represent or publish the User's material).

12) All information, text, and electronic images contained within the site are the intellectual property of AbleStable and may not be reproduced or used in any way (other than for personal use) without permission. Note: This condition is to protect contributor's work from being copied elsewhere without the permission of contributors or AbleStable, and does not affect the contributor's primary copyright.

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