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This website is a spoof website to promote the launch of series 5 of Skins and is provided to you by Somethin Else on behalf of Channel Four Television Corporation ("Channel 4"). By registering with, using or visiting the "Site", you agree to these terms and conditions ("Terms") and our Privacy Policy (which is incorporated into the Terms). If you do not agree to the Terms or Privacy Policy, please do not use or register with the Site.

The Site is owned and operated by Channel 4 and 4 Ventures Limited ("we", "us"). Please read the Terms (and the other terms set out below) carefully as they set out your rights and obligations and the terms on which Channel 4 makes the Site available to you. They also provide information on how you can submit material and how this will be used.


By providing content to Channel 4 or the Site you confirm this is (a) your own work and not copied from anyone else or infringing of any third party's rights and (b) not defamatory, obscene, harassing, offensive, threatening or in breach of anyone's privacy. You must have the consent of anyone featured in the content to provide this to us.

You will own any original content you provide (except for applications to appear in programmes or as otherwise agreed with you or set out on the Site) but by providing content you agree Channel 4 may use it, copy it and make any part of it available on the Site, other internet sites, mobile, television, radio and/or any other media channel in any format. Further details are set out below.

The Site may contain content created by user submission and which does not necessarily represent the views of Channel 4. The Site may contain content of an adult nature that is unsuitable for young people (under 18). If you wish to make a complaint about any content please go to the Help Pages.



If you would like to interact with the Site, you will be deemed to have consented to and will be bound by the Terms.

Any use of the Site constitutes your acceptance of the Terms, which takes effect the moment you first use the Site. If the Terms are not accepted in full, you do not have permission to access the Site and should stop using it immediately.

Channel 4 reserves the right to change the Terms at any time by posting changes online and it is your responsibility to refer to and comply with the most up to date Terms on accessing the Site (you can also check the Help Pages for details). Your continued use of the Site after changes are posted constitutes your acceptance of the Terms as modified.


You must be 18 years or over to use and access the Site.

You understand that content may contain nudity or other material of a sexual nature, or may include material you may consider offensive or otherwise objectionable. Although Channel 4 will attempt to bring such material to your attention, you agree Channel 4 shall have no liability to you for any content that may be found to be offensive or otherwise objectionable.

We reserve the right to ask for written proof of age or eligibility from you. If we discover or suspect that you do not comply with the age requirements, we reserve the right to suspend or terminate your use of the Site immediately and without notice.


"User Generated Content" (referred to in the Terms as "User Content") includes all content provided to the Site or Channel 4 or uploaded to the Site by users i.e. your emails to Leon Levan or to Doug at Roundview College.

You agree and guarantee that any User Content you provide or upload (an "Upload") is original to you and does not infringe the copyright or any other rights of any other person. You must obtain any consents necessary for you to provide the User Content to Channel 4.

Channel 4 does not, unless we agree this with you, claim any rights of ownership in your User Content. As such, you retain all ownership rights and, although Channel 4 will be able to use the User Content as set out in the Terms, you will also have the right to use your User Content in any way you choose. Where User Content is to be used in a different way (e.g. we are asking to own this) this will be made clear on the Site and you will then be able to choose whether to provide particular User Content on that basis.

Where we do not own User Content, you agree that Channel 4 (and third parties authorised by Channel 4) may make any and all User Content available on the Site and any other media, whether now known or invented in the future, which may include other internet sites, mobile, television and/or radio and that User Content may be made available with advertising and/or sponsorship. You now grant Channel 4 (and third parties authorised by Channel 4) a non-exclusive, worldwide, irrevocable licence (for the full period of any rights in the User Content) to use, display, publish, transmit, copy, make derivative works or podcasts from, edit, alter, store, re-format, sell and sub-licence the User Content for such purposes.

Whether or not we own User Content, you grant Channel 4 (and third parties authorised by Channel 4) the right to issue publicity concerning the User Content and any material, service or programme in which it may be included, and for such purpose to use and reproduce your name and your User Content.

Channel 4 does not guarantee to use or otherwise make available User Content. Any User Content may be rejected by Channel 4 and may be edited, moderated or deleted at its absolute discretion. Channel 4 reserves the right not to accept User Content that is not in English and cannot be moderated. All decisions are final and Channel 4 will not enter into any discussions or correspondence about why User Content has been rejected.

Channel 4 may, in appropriate circumstances, and at its sole discretion, remove or disable access to User Content that appears to be legally or otherwise problematic e.g. it infringes the copyright or other intellectual property or privacy rights of others, is defamatory etc. or for any other reason. In relation to all reviews and comments posted on the Site, you consent to Channel 4 editing such reviews and comments to ensure compliance with the Terms.

Channel 4 does not keep any "comments" that are not accepted for publication but may retain other User Content even if this is not published. You agree, however, that Channel 4 has no obligation to keep originals or copies of any User Content or to return this to you or remove this from the Site.


You agree and confirm that:

A. by Uploading User Content or using the Site in anyway you are the appropriate age set out in Section 2;

B. all User Content is original to you and you are fully entitled (and have all necessary consents) to give the User Content to Channel 4 (you must also have the consent of anyone featured in the User Content to provide this to us) and you are happy for this to be used as set out in the Terms;

C. nothing in the User Content will infringe the copyright or any other right of any person, breach any contract or duty of confidence, be defamatory, obscene, offensive, indecent, harassing, threatening, breach anyone's privacy or may constitute a contempt of court or be calculated to bring any broadcaster or other person into disrepute; and

D. all User Content will comply with any additional terms or requirements on the Site and you will at all times comply with the Terms.

You agree to indemnify and keep indemnified Channel 4 from and against all claims, damages, expenses, costs and liabilities (including legal fees) relating to or arising from your use of the Site and/or Upload or arising from any breach or suspected breach of the Terms by you or your violation of any law or the rights of any third party.


Personal information you are asked to supply or you supply voluntarily as part of your Upload ("Your Data"), will be used by Channel 4, its group companies, service providers and other organisations (such as production companies involved in any Applications) and by their subcontractors, employees, agents and advisors (including legal advisors) as follows: (i) to administer your Upload; (ii) in making decisions about whether User Content you seek to upload onto the Site should be accepted, rejected or used; and/or (iii) as set out on the Site or the Terms. In addition, Channel 4 may at its discretion disclose this information to the police, regulatory bodies or any legal advisers in connection with any alleged criminal offence or suspected breach of the Terms by you or otherwise where required by law.

Your name supplied as part of your Upload will, unless we tell you otherwise, be able to be seen by other users of the Site so make sure you only provide information you are happy to be seen in this way.

Except as set out above, Your Data will be kept private and confidential, will not be passed on to third parties without your express consent and will be used in accordance with our Privacy Policy. By using the Site you are agreeing to Your Data being used as set out above.


In accessing the Site, you agree to do so only for your own personal, non-commercial use and in accordance with the Terms. Unless otherwise stated, you may not copy, reproduce, download, post, store (including in any other website), distribute, transmit, broadcast, commercially exploit or modify in any way the Site's material or content (including other User Content) or permit or assist any third party to do the same.

You agree to only use the Site for lawful purposes, in a manner which does not improperly infringe the rights of, or restrict or inhibit the use and enjoyment of, the Site by any third party. Such restriction or inhibition includes, but is not limited to, conduct which is libellous, in breach of anyone's privacy or which may harass, cause real distress or inconvenience to any person and the transmission of obscene or offensive content or interruption of the normal flow of dialogue within the Site.

Any copying, reproduction, lending or hiring, public performance, broadcasting or any other form of distribution of Site, User Content other than in accordance with these Terms is prohibited and will constitute a copyright infringement.


"Site Content" means the clips available on the Site. This section sets out some specific terms that relate to your access and use of the Site Content.

Site Content is made available to you at no cost and is accessed on the Site via streaming (rather than download).

You will only be able to view Site Content as it is streamed and cannot download or save this content. Channel 4 may remove or change content available through streaming at any time without notice.

You are responsible for providing all equipment and software necessary for you to view the Site Content. You must ensure your equipment and software is compatible with the Site Content by checking the minimum operating requirements. Please note that the quality of any streamed Site Content will be affected by connection speeds. Channel 4 will not be responsible to you if your equipment or software is not compatible with the Site Content.

Site Content contains security technology to protect it from being used outside of the Terms. You agree not to attempt to, or assist any other person to, circumvent or remove any security technology. You agree that the information which is used to protect the Site Content may be used and/or disclosed to third parties if such disclosure appears necessary for the purpose of tracing copyright infringements.

Please note that your "ISP" may charge you for the bandwidth you use in accessing 4oD Content and this access may exceed any limits you have on bandwidth. You will be responsible for this and these costs - please contact your ISP for details.


If you become aware of any misuse of the Site or wish to complain about any User Content or material on the Site or believe any of your rights have been violated e.g. your copyright infringed, you have been defamed etc., you can notify us using any "complain" links on the Site. This is the quickest way to contact us. Alternatively you can contact us at the address below (see Section 14) or via the Help Form. We will need to know:

* Nature of your complaint and location within the Site of the particular content or user.

* Your name, address, telephone number and email address and such other information as we may reasonably request.


Channel 4 reserves the right to modify, suspend or discontinue the Site or any part of it (including the availability of any features of the Site or pages on the Site) at any time and without notice or liability to you. Channel 4 is also entitled to suspend or terminate your access to any part of the Site at any time if you breach the Terms or for technical reasons.


Channel 4 is not responsible for the availability or content of any third party websites or material you access through the Site. If you decide to visit any linked site, 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. Channel 4 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) or for any damage, loss or offence caused by or, in connection with, the same. Any terms, conditions, warranties or representations associated with such dealings, are solely between you and the relevant provider of the service.

You may link to your own User Content on the Site or send links to other people's User Content on the Site via email. 4. Channel 4 disclaims all liability for any legal or other consequences (including for infringement of third party rights) of links made to the Site.

Links do not imply that Channel 4 endorses, is affiliated or associated with any linked site, or is legally authorised to use any trade mark, trade name, logo or copyright symbol displayed in or accessible through the links, or that any linked site is authorised to use any trademark, trade name, logo or copyright symbol of Channel 4 or any of its affiliates or subsidiaries. Channel 4 reserves the right to request that any links are removed at any time and you agree to comply with any such request.


The Site, User Content and information, images, logos and content relating to the Site, Channel 4, and/or any of Channel 4's associated companies, products and services (or to third party products and services), are provided "AS IS" and on an "AS AVAILABLE" basis without any representation, endorsement or warranty of any kind, including but not limited to implied warranties of satisfactory quality, fitness for a particular purpose, non-infringement, compatibility, security and accuracy.

Channel 4 will endeavour to provide the Site using all reasonable care and will use reasonable efforts to make the Site available to you at all times. However you acknowledge that the Site is provided over the internet and so the quality and availability of the Site (and this reference includes Site Content and all other content on the Site) may be affected by factors that are outside Channel 4's reasonable control such as technical faults in your ISP's and/or telecommunication providers' networks/services. Channel 4 is not responsible for any problems or technical malfunction of any telephone network or lines, computer on-line systems, servers, providers, computer equipment or software, or failure of any email or Upload to be received on account of technical problems or traffic congestion on the Internet, telephone lines or at any website (or any combination of these things).

Channel 4 makes no guarantees that the Site will be available, uninterrupted or error free, or that defects will be corrected, or that the Site or the server that makes it available are free of viruses or bugs. Except as required by law, Channel 4 will not be responsible for any loss or damage caused by: (a) interruption or delay to the Site or errors, viruses or bugs contained in the Site caused by events outside Channel 4's reasonable control; (b) your negligence, your breach of the Terms or failure to follow Channel 4's reasonable instructions; (c) any incompatibility of the Site with any other software or material on your equipment; (d) any unauthorised use of the Site; or (e) any other factor that is outside Channel 4's reasonable control.

Content, information and other material on the Site may contain inaccuracies and typographical errors. Channel 4 does not warrant the accuracy or completeness of these or the reliability of any information displayed or distributed through the Site (including provided through any software). You acknowledge that reliance on any such information shall be at your sole risk. Channel 4 reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to correct any errors or omissions in any part of the Site and to make changes to the Site and to the materials, products, programs, services, content or prices described in the Site at any time without notice.

Channel 4 cannot accept any responsibility for any damage, loss, injury or disappointment suffered though use of the Site or any Upload. In no event will Channel 4 or its third party affiliates be liable for any damages whatsoever, whether in action of contract, negligence or other action, including (but not limited to) damages for loss of use of the Site, damage to equipment or other software, or loss of data or profits or for other monetary loss or for any indirect or consequential damages, arising out of or in connection with the use (or inability to use) or performance of the Site or participation in any Upload. In addition, in no event shall Channel 4 or its licensors or third party affiliates be liable for any unauthorised use of the Site. These exclusions do not apply to death or personal injury caused by Channel 4's negligence and only apply to the extent permitted by law. This does not affect your statutory rights (please see for further details).


The names, images and logos identifying Channel 4, its associated companies or third parties and their products and services are proprietary marks of these parties. Nothing in the Terms shall be construed as conferring any licence or right under any intellectual property right of Channel 4, its associated companies or any other third party unless expressly stated otherwise.

All copyright, trade marks and other intellectual property rights in the Site (including the design, arrangement and look and feel) and all material, software or content supplied as part of the Site (including Site Content), other than User Content and Your Data (see Sections 3 and 5), shall remain at all times the property of Channel 4 or Channel 4's licensors and protected by copyright law.

Any products and services on the Site are subject to availability and are available at the sole discretion of Channel 4. Where applicable, all references to Channel 4 products and services are intended to apply only in the United Kingdom. Unless the Site expressly states otherwise, Site Content is only available in the United Kingdom by United Kingdom residents. You agree not to use or view or attempt to use or view Site Content from outside of these territories.


The Terms shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of England. Any disputes arising from the Site or Terms will be decided only by the English courts.

The Site is only intended to be accessed from the United Kingdom. Channel 4 makes no representation that materials on the Site are appropriate or available for use at other locations and access to them from territories where their contents are illegal is strictly prohibited. If you access the Site outside of the United Kingdom, you are responsible for compliance with all local laws.

If any of the Terms are held by any court of competent authority to be unlawful, invalid or unenforceable, in whole or in part, this will not affect the validity of the remaining Terms which will continue to be valid and enforceable to the fullest extent permitted by law.

Channel 4 can transfer its rights and obligations under the Terms to any company, firm or person provided this does not affect your rights under the Terms. You may not transfer or assign your rights or obligations under the Terms to anyone else and your Membership is personal to you.


Channel Four Television Corporation and 4 Ventures Limited (Company Registration No. 04106849 and VAT No. 626 4758 17) are incorporated and registered in England and Wales at 124 Horseferry Road, London SW1P 2TX. You can contact us at this address or by filling in the Help form. To search our online help site visit


1.1 General Information

Channel Four Television Corporation, 4 Ventures Limited and their subsidiaries (together "Channel 4") own and are responsible for this website ("the Site").

1.2 Privacy Statement

Channel 4 will use any personal information collected from the Site in accordance with all laws and regulations relating to the protection of personal data including the Data Protection Act 1998 (the "Data Protection Act"). Further details on the Data Protection Act can be found on the Information Commissioner's website (

1.3 What information do we collect and why?

The information collected on the website includes:

Users Internet Protocol (IP) addresses, which is automatically logged by our web server and are used by us and our partners to analyse activity on the Site at an aggregate level (number of visits and geographic optimisation etc). They are not cross-referenced with any other information such that an individual person could be identified.

Cookies are very small text files saved to your computer used to track user navigation around a website. Session cookies are also used to store information on which content have been seen by a user. Channel 4 will use such cookies to identify unique users to the Site. They are not cross-referenced with any other information such that an individual person could be identified.

Disabling/Enabling Cookies - users have the ability to accept or disable cookies by modifying the settings in their browser. Disabling cookies however may mean that some functionality may be affected. For further directions on how to disable cookies please click here: or

1.3.1 Your name and/or other details which users voluntarily provide in order to:

(a) administer your submissions to the Site;

(b) evaluate whether your submission will be published on the Site; and

(c) identify you if your submission is published on the Site

Channel 4 will not disclose voluntarily provided details to third parties or use the information in any other way without your prior consent.

All email addresses received as part of your submission will be deleted as soon as Channel 4 has reviewed your submission.

1.4 Your rights

You have the right to access your information held by Channel 4 and, where necessary, to have it amended. For more details, please contact: Data Protection, Commercial Affairs Department, Channel 4, 124 Horseferry Road, SW1P 2TX or email

1.5 Links to other websites

Our websites contain links to other sites that are completely unrelated to Channel 4. This privacy statement does not apply to these sites nor are we responsible for the content and practices of these websites.

1.7 Changes to our privacy statement

This privacy statement may change at any time, so you may wish to check it each time you visit the Site.