Terms and Conditions


Legal Notice

The following sets out the conditions of use for the Hachette Children’s Group website, including Franklin Watts, Hodder Children’s Books, Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, Orchard Books, Orion Children’s Books, Wayland Books and all subsidiary microsites and their product. You may print these terms and conditions by pressing the print icon on your browser.

By using Hachette Children Group’s websites site you acknowledge that you have read, understood and agree to be bound by these terms and conditions.

We may update these terms and conditions at any time and you will be bound by any new terms and conditions when you visit the site.

If you do not agree to these site terms (including any amendments) you must not use this site.

Liability for accuracy and applicability

The information contained in this website is not comprehensive and, despite our efforts, it may not be accurate, up to date or applicable to the circumstances of any particular case.

We do not accept any liability for any inaccuracies or omissions (to the extent permitted by any applicable law) in this website and any decisions you make based on information contained in this website are your sole responsibility.

Neither Hachette Children’s Group nor any of its subsidiaries accept liability in contract or tort (including negligence) or otherwise for any direct, indirect, special, consequential or other losses or damages of whatsoever kind, whether or not foreseeable or in the contemplation of the parties, including but not limited to loss of profit or loss or damage to data, software or computer equipment arising out of access to, or the use of the this website or any information contained in it.

This site is aimed at those who access this website from the United Kingdom mainland.

Those who access this site from other locations are responsible for compliance with local laws if and to the extent that local laws are applicable.

Prices and availability

While Hachette Children’s Group makes every effort to ensure that information on its websites is accurate, this cannot be guaranteed. Prices displayed in our on-line catalogue and availability may change without prior notice.

Purchases

Purchases from Hachette Children’s Group web sites are via Bookpoint Limited (one of the companies in the Hachette UK Group). Bookpoint’s terms and conditions apply to all purchases. They may be accessed by clicking here  and printed by pressing the print icon on your browser. Contracts for the purchase of books must be concluded in English.

Trademarks and copyright

All brand names, service names, product names, titles and copyright material used in or on this site are trade marks or copyright of their respective holders. No permission is given by Hachette Children’s Group or its subsidiaries for their use by any person other than such holders (except in the case of viewing the site from a personal computer or downloading material for personal non-commercial use) and such use may constitute an infringement of the holders’ rights.

Data Protection and Privacy

We may need to know your personal details including your name, address, telephone number and e-mail address to provide you with information or to reply to your queries. If you order goods, we may also require your credit card details (depending on your method of payment). We will not collect any personal information about you without your consent. We will take all reasonable precautions to ensure that all the personal data that you have submitted via the website remains confidential. As required by the Data Protection Act 1998 we have strict security procedures regarding the storage and disclosure of personal data. Hachette Children’s Group and subsidiary sites are secure sites with firewall protection, and all commerce via the site is protected using 128-bit SSL encryption.

Hachette Children’s Group and subsidiary sites use SecureTrading, an independent payment service provider, to process credit and debit card payments. All sensitive payment card information is encrypted using e-payment software and is sent to the bank for instant authorisation via the SecureTrading network of payment gateways. Transactions normally take a few seconds to be processed. For more information about SecureTrading please visit their website at www.securetrading.com or call 0800 028 9151.

We may pass information that you have given us to other companies within the Hachette Children’s Group of companies. We do not sell any personal information about our customers to third parties. However, we may release personal information if we acquire any new businesses and/or sell all or part of our business. (Personal information may be one of the business assets transferred to the purchaser).

You have the right to access personal information which we hold about you and to have any errors corrected. It is your responsibility to ensure that we have correct contact information. If you would like us to remove all personal information we hold about you from our records or have any other questions or queries with regard to data protection and privacy then please e-mail us at ad@hachettechildrens.co.uk or write to us at the address at the end of these terms and conditions. If you do not wish to receive any promotional material from us, please e-mail or write to us as set out in the preceding sentence.

Text Messages

By sending a text message to Hachette Children’s Group at 60777 or 60002  or entering your details on a web registration form you agree to receive email and/or SMS messages from Hachette Children’s Group. You may unsubscribe at any time. Text messages are sent at your normal mobile rate unless otherwise specified. Messages sent by Hachette Children’s Group are free. We won’t share your details with any third party, ever.

Review Crew

By entering your details on a web registration form you agree to receive emails and newsletters from Hachette Children’s Group.  When you first sign-up you will receive a free book of Hachette Children’s Group choice worth a minimum of £3.99.  Please allow 28 days for delivery.  Free books are available to UK residents only.  Review Crew will send periodic emails requesting participants to review books in manuscript form or offer feedback on cover designs. Reviewers will be asked to complete either a paper or online questionnaire. Hachette Children’s Group reserves the rights to use reviews submitted by Review Crew members in the marketing and promotion of our books.

Competition Terms and Conditions

(Specific competition terms and conditions can be found below this general section.)

1. These terms and conditions together with any specific rules set out in Competition Notices (as defined below) are the Competition Rules (Rules) and apply to competitions run by Hachette Children’s Group (Competition), unless otherwise expressly stated. By entering a competition, entrants agree to be bound by these Rules.
2. The Competition is organised by Hachette Children’s Group, a member of Hachette UK, 50 Victoria Embankment, London EC4Y 0DZ.
3. Rules specific to each Competition will be displayed. In the event of discrepancy between the main terms and individual competition conditions, the individual competition conditions shall prevail.
4. Hachette Children’s Group reserves the right to cancel or amend the Competition, the Competition Notice or these Rules at any time without prior notice. Any changes will be posted either within the Competition Notice or these Rules.
5. In the event of any dispute regarding the Rules, Competition Notice, conduct, results and all other matters relating to a Competition, the decision of Hachette Children’s Group shall be final and no correspondence or discussion shall be entered into.

Qualifying Entrants
6. To qualify to enter the Competition you must be resident in the United Kingdom.
7. Employees of Hachette Children’s Group or any company involved in the Competition or any advertising agency or web company connected with Hachette Children’s Group or any such persons subsidiary or associated companies, agents or members of their families or households, are not eligible to enter the Competition. Hachette Children’s Group reserves the right to verify the eligibility of all entrants.
8. Additional eligibility requirements may apply to specific Competitions, eg a valid passport, visas and/or drivers licence will be required if the Competition prize includes travel outside the United Kingdom and/or car hire.
9. By entering the Competition, you hereby warrant that all information submitted by you is true, current and complete.
10. Hachette Children’s Group assumes (and you warrant that) that by entering the Competition either you have legal capacity to enter the Competition and agree to the Rules (ie that you are of sufficient age and mental capacity and are entitled to be legally bound in contract) or your parents have consented to your entry of the Competition and these Rules.
11. Hachette Children’s Group reserves the right to disqualify any entrant if it has reasonable grounds to believe the entrant has breached any of these terms and conditions.
12. In the event that any entrant is disqualified from the Competition, Hachette Children’s Group in its sole discretion may decide whether a replacement contestant should be selected. In this event, any further entrant will be selected on the same criteria as the original entrant and will be subject to these Rules.
13. By entering the Competition entrants agree to receive messages by email, SMS or post from Hachette Children’s Group. Entrants may unsubscribe from these messages at any time.

Competition Entries
14. Only one entry per person per Competition is allowed.
15. 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.
16. There is no purchase requirement to enter a Competition and there is no charge to register for use of the Hachette Children’s Group websites.
17. Where an offer is made for participation in a Competition involving a premium rate telephone call, the Competition Notice will include details of the estimated length of the call and its anticipated cost, and any other guidance to which Hachette Children’s Group must adhere in compliance with ICSTIS rules.
18. Proof of posting cannot be accepted as proof of delivery. Hachette Children’s Group 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 its control.
19. Entrants should note that unless stated otherwise, Hachette Children’s Group does not accept responsibility for the return of any Competition entries, including those consisting of artistic or other material.

Prizes
20. Unless otherwise specified in the Competition Notice, prize winners will be chosen at random from all qualifying entries within 28 days of the closing date specified in the Competition Notice. If appropriate, tie-breakers will be judged by Hachette Children’s Group and, if required by law, by an independent adjudicator. In all matters, the decision of the judge(s) and Hachette Children’s Group shall be final and no correspondence or discussion shall be entered into.
21. Prize winners will be notified in the manner and within the time specified on the Competition Notice. Return of any prize notification as undeliverable or failure to reply as specified in the notification within the time stated therein may result in disqualification and selection of an alternate winner. If more than one prize is awarded only one prize per entrant will be awarded.
22. Claims for prizes must be made in the manner and within the time specified on the Competition Notice. Failure to claim a prize within this time or in the manner specified may result in disqualification and selection of an alternate winner.
23. Prizes are non-transferable and there is no cash alternative. Hachette Children’s Group reserves the right to substitute prizes of equal or greater value at any time.
24. Prizes are awarded at Hachette Children’s Group discretion and no prizes will be awarded as a result of improper actions by or on behalf of any entrant.
25. All taxes, insurances, transfers, spending money and other expenses (including meals or personal expenses, upgrades, etc.) as the case may be, unless specifically stated, are the sole responsibility of the prize winner.

Intellectual Property Rights
26. In consideration of Hachette Children’s Group agreeing to consider entrants to the Competition, each entrant hereby assigns to Hachette Children’s Group the complete copyright and all other rights in any entry, which shall be for the full period of copyright. Hachette Children’s Group shall be free to assign such rights to third parties.
27. Furthermore, any information submitted by you must be personal to and relate specifically to you. You hereby warrant that the information which you submit and/or distribute will not infringe the intellectual property, privacy or any other rights of any third party, and will not contain anything which is libellous, defamatory, obscene, indecent, harassing or threatening. If relevant, Hachette Children’s Group reserves the right, but not the obligation, to screen, filter and/or monitor information provided by you and to edit, refuse to distribute or remove the same.

Liability
28. Hachette Children’s Group cannot accept any responsibility for any damage, loss, injury or disappointment suffered by any entrant entering the competition or as a result of accepting any prize. Hachette Children’s Group is not responsible for any problems or technical malfunction of any telephone network or lines, computer on-line systems, servers or providers, computer equipment, software failure of any email or entry to be received on account of technical problems or traffic congestion on the Internet, telephone lines or at any web site, or any combination thereof, including any injury or damage to entrants or any other persons computer or mobile telephone related to or resulting from participation or downloading any materials in the Competition. Nothing shall exclude Hachette Children’s Group liability for death or personal injury as a result of its negligence.

Data Protection and Publicity
29. Winners may be requested to take part in promotional activity and Hachette Children’s Group reserves the right to use the names and addresses of winners, their photographs and audio and/or visual recordings of them in any publicity.
30. Any personal data relating to entrants will be used solely in accordance with current UK data protection legislation and will not be disclosed to a third party without the individuals prior consent.

Jurisdiction
31. The Competition and the terms and conditions of this agreement will be governed by English law.


How to Train Your Dragon Video Countdown

 

How to Train Your Dragon Video Countdown

  1. This is a prize draw for the chance to appear in a compilation video to celebrate Cressida Cowell’s residency at BookTrust and shared family reading. To enter, please record and send in a short video of yourself reading to another person and either send the video or wetransfer the video ad@hachettechildrens.co.uk.

 

  1. Entries should be no more than a minute in length and must be submitted in one of the following file formats:

.mov

.mp4

  1. Entrants under the age of 18 must obtain consent from a parent or guardian before submitting an entry and must include a parent’s or guardian’s contact details and their full name, age and country along with their entry. This information, along with any email content, will only be used by Hachette Children’s Group in connection with this competition.

 

  1. Winners will be selected at random from the entries received in accordance with these terms and conditions within 28 days of the closing date specified below by Hachette Children’s Group, whose decision will be final.

 

  1. The winners will be contacted either by email within 30 days of the closing date specified below and may see their names posted on the BookTrust website, possibly other websites and Twitter accounts.

 

  1. There is no purchase necessary to enter.

 

  1. The entry period is open from 00:01 (BST) on Wednesday 24th August until 11:59 (BST) on Monday 9th January 2017. Any entries received outside these specified times and dates will not be eligible for entry.

 

  1. The prize draw is open to anyone except employees of Hachette UK Limited, their families, or anyone professionally connected to the competition either themselves or through their families.

 

  1. If any of the Winners are under 18 years of age, such Winners will be asked to have his or her parent or guardian complete waivers, consent forms and/or other documentation as prerequisite for being awarded the prize.

 

  1. Return of any prize notification as undeliverable, or failure to reply as specified in the notification within the time stated therein (including in respect of any necessary waivers, consent forms and other documentation required from parents or guardians) may result in disqualification and selection of an alternate entrant.

 

  1. By submitting your entry, you agree and warrant that (i) the submission contains the entrant’s own original work; (ii) nothing in the submission is defamatory, private or an infringement of copyright or other intellectual property rights or in any way a breach of another’s right; (iii) the consent of the person who filmed the entry has been obtained along with a waiver of their moral rights in the entry; (iv) no music or branded items are included in the submission; and (v) where the entry includes more than one person, consent for submission of the entry in accordance with these terms and conditions has been obtained from all participants (and their parents or guardians where a participant is under the age of 18).

 

  1. By entering the prize draw, you hereby grant to Hodder & Stoughton Limited and BookTrust an irrevocable, perpetual, royalty free, worldwide and for all languages, licence to copy, adapt, edit, distribute, publish, sublicense and in any and all other ways use your entry for any purpose, in any manner and in all media now known or hereinafter devised. Furthermore, you waive all moral rights whatsoever in your entry. For the avoidance of doubt, Hodder & Stoughton Limited and BookTrust are under no obligation to make any use of your entry and shall make no payment to you for any use of your entry.

 

  1. We reserve the right to use all the submissions received on our website, our Facebook pages and on our other social networking sites. We will try to include the name of the entrant, but this may not always be possible.

 

  1. Hodder & Stoughton Limited or BookTrust 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 its control.

 

  1. Entrants should note that unless stated otherwise, Hodder & Stoughton Limited and BookTrust do not accept responsibility for the return of any entries, including those consisting of artistic or other material and shall delete all entries that are not selected as winning entries within 28 days of the winners being contacted.

 

  1. Hodder & Stoughton Limited or BookTrust are not responsible for contacting entrants who provide unclear or incomplete information or for entries lost, misdirected, delayed or destroyed.

 

  1. Hodder & Stoughton Limited and BookTrust reserve the right to alter the prize or cancel the prize draw without notice. No cash alternatives to prizes will be awarded.

 

  1. By entering the prize draw, each entrant agrees to be bound by these terms and conditions. Hodder & Stoughton Limited and BookTrust reserve the right to disqualify any entries or entrants which do not comply with these terms and conditions and any entries deemed offensive or inappropriate will be immediately disqualified.

 

  1. This prize draw is being organised by Hachette Children’s Group, a division of Hodder & Stoughton Limited, whose registered office is at Carmelite House, 50 Victoria Embankment, London EC4Y 0DZ.

 

  1. These terms and conditions and any disputes or claims (including non-contractual disputes or claims) arising out of these terms and conditions shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of England, whose courts shall have exclusive jurisdiction.

 

 

Ready Steady Mo! Tesco Prize Draw

Ready Steady Mo! Tesco Prize Draw

1. This is a prize draw for a signed t-shirt for your child. To enter, please visit tesco.com/direct/competitions and tell us the answer to the following question:

Which one of these sports would you not expect to see as part of a traditional school sports day?
• Egg and Spoon
• Race Bungee Jumping
• Three legged Race

2. Five winners will be selected at random from the correct entries received by 11:59 pm BST 22nd September 2016 in accordance with these terms and conditions by an employee of Company, whose selections will be final.
3. There is no purchase necessary to enter.
4. The prize draw opens at 12:01 am BST on 26th July 2016 and closes at 11:59 pm BST on 8th September 2016. Any entries received outside these specified times and dates will not be eligible for entry into the competition.
5. The prize draw is open to anyone aged 18 or over in the United Kingdom except employees of the Company, their families, or anyone professionally connected to the competition either themselves or through their families.
6. Only one entry per person allowed. Second or subsequent entries will be disqualified. Entries will not be accepted via agents, third parties or in bulk.
7. The Company is not responsible for contacting or forwarding prizes to entrants who provide unclear or incomplete information or for entries lost, misdirected, delayed or destroyed.
8. The Company reserves the right to alter the prizes or cancel the prize draw without notice. No cash alternatives to prizes will be provided.
9. The winner’s names will be published on the Hachette Children’s Group website on 9th September 2016 until the 22nd September 2016.
10. The Company will make available the name and county of the winner to anyone who requests this information by writing to the following address Hachette Children’s Group, Carmelite House, 50 Victoria Embankment, London, EC4Y 0DZ.
11. The email addresses of entrants may be shared with companies within the Hachette group of companies but will not be shared with other companies outside the Hachette group. It will be used by the Hachette companies to send you news about books, products and promotions. You will be given the option of opting out in those emails if you don’t want to receive any further news.
12. By entering the prize draw you agree to be bound by these terms and conditions and acknowledge that you have read and agree to Hachette Children’s Group’s Privacy Policy and Terms of Use
13. This competition is being organised by Hachette Children’s Group, a division of Hodder & Stoughton Limited (referred to as ‘Company’), located at Carmelite House, 50 Victoria Embankment, London, EC4Y 0DZ.

14. These terms and conditions and any disputes or claims (including non-contractual disputes or claims) arising out of these terms and Conditions shall be governed and construed in accordance with the laws of England, whose courts shall have exclusive jurisdiction.

Win a Princess Outfit with Monsoon Children’s

Win a Princess Outfit with Monsoon Children’s

  1. Competition entry opens June 1 and closes at closes at Midnight on 31 October 2016.
  2. Entries must be submitted by parents or legal guardians on behalf of their children.
  3. Parents or guardians must complete the online form.
  4. Entrants must have a valid email address and UK postal address.
  5. The winner will be selected at random from the correct answers submitted and notified by Monsoon Accessorize Limited (“Monsoon”) via the email supplied.
  6. The prize consists of two dresses from one cover of the Secret Princesses books displayed on this page only.
  7. The competition can only be entered by online form submission.
  8. There will only be one winner. If the prize is lost by the winner, it can’t be replaced.
  9. The winner’s name will be available on the monsoon website for two weeks from 04/09/2016, the winner will also be notified by e-mail.
  10. By entering this competition you are agreeing to receive updates and newsletters from Monsoon. BY TICKING THE ACCOMPANYING BOX WHICH REFERENCES HACHETTE CHILDREN’S GROUP, YOU ARE AGREEING TO RECEIVE UPDATES AND NEWSLETTERS FROM THE CHILDREN’S DIVISION, HACHETTE CHILDREN’S GROUP, OF THE PUBLISHERS HODDER & STOUGHTON LIMITED.
  11. By submitting your details you give your consent to the collection, processing and distribution of personal information in order contact you about your Competition entry.
  12. No purchase required.
  13. No cash alternative.
  14. This prize can be varied at the discretion of the company and is subject to availability.
  15. English law applies and the English courts shall have exclusive jurisdiction over any proceedings in connection with this competition.
  16. Employees of Monsoon are ineligible to enter the competition.
  17. Monsoon reserves the right to cancel the competition at any stage in the event of circumstances arising beyond reasonable control.
  18. Entry into this competition is deemed as acceptance of these terms and conditions.
  19. This competition cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer or promotion. Standard terms and conditions apply, see monsoon.co.uk/view/content/terms-and-conditions for full details.
  20. The winner will be drawn at random from all the correct answers received by the competition deadline date.
  21. Promoter: Monsoon Children’s

Win a £250 Miss Selfridge Voucher with This Raging Light

  1. The prize is a £250 Miss Selfridge Voucher
  2. There is no purchase necessary to enter the prize draw other than your standard internet connection service charges.
  3. To enter this competition you must provide a valid email address, or if you’re under 13 years of age, you must confirm that you have permission to enter from a parent or guardian by submitting their email address.
  4. Only one entry will be accepted per person.
  5. This competition is only open to residents of the United Kingdom.
  6. Entries must be received to the Promoter by 23:59 on 30th September 2016. The Promoter accepts no responsibility for any entries that are incomplete, illegible, corrupted or fail to reach the Promoter by the relevant closing date for any reason. Entries via agents or third parties are invalid.
  7. The instructions for entry contained in the adverts publicising this competition form part of the competition rules.
  8. Personal information (entrant’s name, email address and/or parent’s) will not be disclosed to any third party, except for the purpose of fulfilling the prize where applicable.
  9. The winner will be notified via the email address they provided on October 31st 2016. The winner must claim their prize within three weeks of the Promoter sending notification. If the prize is unclaimed after this time, it will lapse and the Promoter reserves the right to offer the unclaimed prize to a substitute winner selected in accordance with these rules.
  10. In the event of unforeseen circumstances, the Promoter reserves the right (a) to substitute alternative prizes of equivalent or greater value and (b) in exceptional circumstances to amend or foreclose the promotion without notice. No correspondence will be entered into. All prizes are subject to availability.
  11. In the event that prize restrictions cannot be met by the winner, the Promoter reserves the right to withdraw the prize and offer to a substitute winner.
  12. The winner will be contacted by the Promoter via the email provided.
  13. By entering the competition the winner agrees to allow the free use of their first name and general location for publicity and news purposes in connection with this competition and on the Promoter’s website and social media.
  14. The prizes are not exchangeable for cash or any other prize.
  15. To obtain details of the winner please email competition@hachettechildrens.co.uk stating the name of the competition and the month of the competition.
  16. This competition is not open to employees of the Promoter or any associated Hachette company or their relatives.
  17. Entrants agree to be bound by these terms and conditions and by the information in the prize draw announcement. If the terms of the prize draw announcement and these terms conflict, the prize draw announcement details prevail.
  18. The Promoter has organised this competition in good faith and does not accept any liability relating to the prize.
  19. The rules of this competition shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of England and the courts of England shall have exclusive jurisdiction in relation to any disputes arising therefrom.
  20. The Promoter is Hachette Children’s Group, Carmelite House, 50 Victoria Embankment, London EC4Y 0DZ.

 

Site Security

While Hachette Children’s Group makes reasonable attempts to exclude viruses, worms, Trojans and other malicious or destructive computer code from its web sites and the web sites’ contents (including downloadable screen-savers), it cannot guarantee such exclusion. Hachette Children’s Group gives no assurance (whether express or implied), assumes no obligation and accepts no liability or responsibility in relation to such exclusion. You are strongly recommended to take all appropriate safeguards before using this web site or downloading any information or content from it.

Law and Jurisdiction

Your use of this website and downloads from it, and the operation of these terms and conditions, shall be governed in accordance with the laws of England and Wales. The English courts shall have exclusive jurisdiction over any dispute arising out of your use of this website save that any holder of any trade marks, copyrights or other intellectual property rights may take action in any appropriate jurisdiction to protect those rights. In the event that any or any part of the terms contained in these terms and conditions shall be determined by any competent authority to be invalid, unlawful or unenforceable to any extent, such term shall to that extent be severed from the remaining terms which shall continue to be valid and enforceable to the fullest extent permitted by any applicable law.

Permissions

Requests to re-publish any of the Content and to use quotations or extracts from any book published by Hachette Children’s Group should be addressed to:

The Permissions Department
Hachette Children’s Group
50 Victoria Embankment,
London
EC4Y 0DZ
E-mail: gm@hachettechildrens.co.uk

Company Information

Hachette Children’s Group
Hodder & Stoughton Ltd: Reg No. 00651692 VAT: 205505305
The Watts Publishing Group Ltd: Reg No. 3911258 VAT: 752048149
Registered office:50 Victoria Embankment, London EC4Y 0DZ
Tel: +44 (0)20 3122 6222
E-mail: ad@hachettechildrens.co.uk