Terms of Use

This site is owned and operated by The School of Writing. The following notice is issued by The Big Picture, subsidiary concern of The School of Writing. This notice is subject to amendments and/or updates from time to time to reflect changes in our practices, with respect to the use of this website and any changes in applicable law. Please take the time to read the full Terms of Use. You accept and agree to be bound by these Terms of Use when you use any of the pages, without limitation, when you view or access content or videos on any of the pages. We request you to regularly check this page to review any changes we might make.

1. User Obligation Clause:  

If you do not abide by the following terms, do not contribute, use or access the site. By using and/or visiting this site, you have indicated your acknowledgement and assent to the following terms and conditions and any other terms and conditions which may be introduced in this section by The Big Picture from time to time. Your access, use, participation and/or downloading materials from the site, indicates your agreement to abide by these Terms and Conditions. If you do not agree to any of these Terms and Conditions, please cease the use of this site immediately.

2. Trademarks:  

The Big Picture and its parent concern The School of Writing, own all rights to the logos and trademarks used in connection with the site. All other logos and trademarks appearing on the site are the property of their respective owners and can only be used by seeking formal permissions from them only.

3. User Submission Guidelines: 

Various parts of this site request user information, submissions, feedback or any other data that may or may not be posted on The Big Picture. These include personal information, photographs, videos, audio materials, and any other form of information. By submitting any material to this site, you accept to provide a global, non-revocable, exclusive, royalty-free, transferrable license to broadcast, distribute, display, reproduce, cut, edit, re-edit, delete, sell or modify the material or information submitted by you without any limitation whatsoever, in any media format and on any platform at the sole discretion of The Big Picture. You hereby further assign The Big Picture (by way of permanent assignment of present and future copyright) all rights of any nature in and to such material throughout the world including all renewals and reversions thereof. Moreover, for any user submissions, you accept that data submitted by you does not have issues of copyrights, patenting, or duplicity.

By submitting any User Content within or in connection with the site, you also agree to abide by the following rules of conduct.  

You agree not to upload, post, or otherwise transmit any content that:

  • Violates or infringes in any way upon the rights of others, including any statements which may defame, harass, stalk, or threaten others.
  • You know to be false, misleading, or inaccurate.
  • Contains blatant expressions of bigotry, racism, racially or ethnically offensive content, hate speech, abusiveness, vulgarity, or profanity.
  • Contains or advocates pornography or sexually explicit content, pedophilia, incest, bestiality, or that is otherwise considered socially inappropriate.
  • Violates any law or advocates or provides instruction on dangerous, illegal, or predatory acts, or discusses illegal activities with the intent to commit them.
  • Advocates violent behavior.
  • Poses a reasonable threat to personal or public safety.
  • Contains violent images of killing or physical abuse that appear to have been captured solely, or principally, for exploitive, prurient, or gratuitous purposes. 
  • You agree not to engage in any activity that would constitute a criminal offense or give rise to a civil liability.
  • You agree that if necessary, you have the consent of each and every identifiable natural person in any submission to use such persons’ name or likeness in the manner contemplated by the site.
  • You agree not to interfere with or disrupt the site or the servers or networks connected to the site, or disobey any requirements, procedures, policies, or regulations of networks connected to the site.
  • TBP reserves the right in its sole discretion to remove or edit user submissions by you and to terminate your access of the website for any reason.  

4. Collection of Personal and Non-Personal Data:  

We may collect or obtain Personal Data about you from the following sources

  • Data you voluntarily provide: We may obtain your Personal Data when you provide it to us (e.g., where you contact us via email or telephone, filling out a feedback form on our website, or by any other means).
  •  Relationship data: We may collect or obtain your Personal Data in the ordinary course of our relationship with you (e.g., if you purchase a service from us, where applicable).
  •  Data you make public: We may collect or obtain your Personal Data that you manifestly choose to make public, including via social media (e.g., we may collect information from your social media profile(s), if you make a public post about us). TBP will not bypass your privacy to access any materials that you have not made public.
  • App data: We may collect or obtain your Personal Data when you download or use any of our Apps. This data includes timestamps, personal information like location, names and contact details and other information as we see fit.
  • Site data: We may collect or obtain your Personal Data when you visit any of our sites or use any features or resources available on or through a site.
  • Registration details: We may collect or obtain your Personal Data when you use, or register to use, any of our sites, apps, or services.
  • Content and advertising information: If you choose to interact with any third party content or advertising on the site, we may receive Personal Data about you from the relevant third party.
  • Third party information: We may collect or obtain your Personal Data from third parties who provide it to us (e.g., credit reference agencies; law enforcement authorities; etc.).
  • Restrictions of user from harassment, defamatory conduct, obscene or abusive content, offensive language, distress to third parties and any other conduct which may be deemed inappropriate.  
  • The Big Picture is not responsible for the availability or content of any third party websites or material you access through this site. If you decide to visit any external site, you do so at your own risk and it is solely your responsibility to take all necessary protective measures to guard against viruses or any other destructive elements. The Big Picture does not endorse and is not responsible or liable for any content, advertising, products, services, or information on or available from third party websites or material.

5. Advertisements and Promotions: 

TBP may run advertisements and promotions from third parties on this site. Your business dealings or correspondence with, or participation in promotions of any third party advertisers other than The Big Picture, including any terms, conditions, warranties, or representations associated with such dealings, are solely between you and the concerned third party. TBP is not responsible or liable for any loss or damage of any sort incurred as the result of any such dealings, or as the result of the presence of third-party advertisers on the site.

The Big Picture may collect non-personal information about your login device used to access The Big Picture online services, such as Internet Protocol (IP) address, geo-location information, unique device identifiers, browser type, browser language, and other transactional information. This information assists TBP to understand visitor activity on the website. The Big Picture uses the information gathered to enable and improve your use of this website, fulfill your requests for certain products and services, such as sending out electronic newsletters, and enabling you to participate in our services such as polls and message boards.

6. Third Party Sites:  

The Big Picture is not responsible for the availability or content of any third party websites or material you access through this site. If you decide to visit any third party sites linked within TBP, you do so at your own risk and it is your responsibility to take all protective measures to guard against viruses or other destructive elements. The Big Picture does not endorse and is not responsible or liable for any content, advertising, products, services, or information on or available from third party websites or material (including payment for and delivery of such products or services).

7. Contact us/complaints:  

If you have any questions or comments regarding our privacy practices, you may contact us at:

info@thebigpicture.pk

 

Effective from: October 10, 2019