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Terms & Conditions


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Welcome to the British Bandsman website!

The website and any other publications (the Publication) are published and operated by (the Publisher), IBB Media Ltd. - Unit C, Rochdale Central Industrial Estate, Norman Street, Rochdale, OL11 4NS.

Our services are provided by and maintained by us for your personal entertainment, information and communication. The services offered by us include features, content, applications, competitions, prize draws and/or other promotions. By using these services either as a visitor or as a member of one of our membership packs, you may need to download software and/or content and/or agree to additional terms. If you choose to participate in any of our services you will be bound by any applicable and additional terms as well as these website terms of use.

These are our terms and conditions for use of the website, which you may access in several ways, including but not limited to the World Wide Web via In these terms and conditions, when we say Bandsman we mean the digital information network operated by or on behalf of KGC Media Limited, regardless of how you access the network, as well as any “Bandsman” apps whether you access those via a Bandsman or a third party site. However you access the “Bandsman”, you agree to be bound by these terms and conditions.

Use of and access to the Website is subject to agreeing to the terms included below. Access to particular areas of the Website may be subject to additional terms to which you must consent in order to use those areas.  

1. Website Terms of Use

Accessing and using our services

By entering the website you implicitly agree to these terms. If you do not agree to these terms, then please leave the site immediately.

Parts of our services are only accessible to our members and not to visitors. In addition, we may not offer or make available all of our services or content to residents of certain countries. The Publisher strives to ensure that the website functions properly at all times. However, The Publisher does not guarantee uninterrupted access.

For providing its service, The Publisher uses the technologies currently and commonly used in the field. To be able to make full use of the services offered by The Publisher, the User must likewise use these technologies (e.g. up-to-date browser technologies, Adobe Flash) or enable their use on its computer (e.g. activate Java Script, enable cookies and pop-ups). If older or not commonly used technologies are used, the User might only be able to make limited use of the services provided by, The Publisher.


We may, at our discretion, change, remove, suspend or discontinue any aspect of our services at any time including the availability of any content (e.g. a community forum may be withdrawn) where we have a valid reason to do so.

Our content

Our content, trademarks, copyright, patents, logos, domain names and other related intellectual property rights or other features of our brand belong to us or to our licensors. Your use of our services does not grant you any rights in and/or our licensor's intellectual property whether for commercial or non-commercial use. We grant our users a licence to access and use our services and intellectual property rights (subject to your ability to access our services as set out above) and to the following usage restrictions: you may use our services for personal, private and non-commercial purposes; and you must not commercially exploit, or sell any content appearing on our services (this does not apply to any user content posted by you and in which you retain ownership rights, see paragraph on user generated content below).

In consideration for the rights that we have granted you under these website terms of use, you permit us to provide advertising and other information to you, including permitting our third party affiliates to do the same.

Third Party Content

Third party content included as part of our services, is licensed to you either under these website terms of use or through such third party terms and conditions that will be made known to you as and when they become relevant.

User Generated Content

Users of our services may be given an opportunity to interact with us and submit, post and/or upload content (including comments and pictures). In posting your content, you confirm to us that you are the owner or have consent from the owner to post the content and that the content complies with our policies and does not defame any person, company or business or violate the privacy rights, copyright and other intellectual property rights, contract rights or any other rights of any person.

By submitting content, you grant us a non-exclusive, transferable, sub-licensable, perpetual, royalty free worldwide licence to use any of the content that you post on or in connection with our services and you also irrevocably waive the benefit of any moral rights you may have in any such material. We do not claim any ownership rights in your content and you continue to retain all ownership rights in your content. If you believe that your rights have been infringed in relation to your content, please contact By submitting content, you also warrant that you have read and agree to be bound by our policies which are incorporated in these website terms of use and govern all interactions with us.

We do not endorse any user generated content nor do we guarantee the accuracy or authority of any user generated content. We reserve the right to remove your content and to remove, suspend or discontinue your opportunity to submit, post and/or upload content, at any time and for any reason at our sole discretion and without further recourse to you.

Costs of using our services

We provide our users (whether as a member or visitor) with a variety of services. To benefit fully from our services, you will need to become a member as not all aspects of our services are made available to visitors. We may also occasionally require you to download our content and/or call our service providers. If there are charges associated to any of these services, we will make it clear before you incur any such charges and you will be responsible for any charges incurred from that point on.


We will always aim to provide you with the best service we can, but our service is provided as is and we do not and cannot promise that all of the information provided in our services will always be 100% accurate. The information provided by our services is for information purposes only and does not constitute advice. All our services are provided without any warranties or guarantees.

Some of the information provided by our services is supplied to us by our third party partners. We have no control over third party content and we are unable to guarantee the accuracy of such third party content. You agree that you access any content at your own risk. Before relying on any information, whether it is from us or from our third party partners, we advise you to verify the accuracy of such information.

Whilst we will do our best to ensure that our service is fully operational at all times, we are not responsible for and shall not be liable to you for any problems or temporary interruptions in using our services arising from factors outside of our control (e.g. technical problems from traffic congestion on the internet) or for any problems arising from participating in or from downloading third party content.

To the extent permissible by law, we are not responsible for any loss or damage resulting from use of our services or from any content posted on or through our services.

Limitation of our liability to you

You agree, that to the extent permissible by law, your sole and only remedy for any problems, issues or concerns with our service is to stop using our services, whether as a member of one of our packs or as a visitor using one of our services.

The Publisher accepts no liability in respect of the content of any third party material appearing on the Website or in respect of the content of any other website to which the Website may be linked from time to time. The Publisher makes no warranty in respect of the contents of this Website and accepts no liability for any loss or damage whatsoever and however arising, whether directly or indirectly as a result of access to and use of this Website including without limitation acting or failing to act in reliance on any information contained herein.


You understand that you are personally responsible for your behaviour while on the Website, and agree to indemnify and hold the Publisher, all other companies within the group, their parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, and their officers, directors, employees and agents harmless from and against any loss, damage, liability, cost or expense of any kind (including legal fees and costs) that they may incur in connection with a third party claim or otherwise, in relation to your use of the Website, access to the Website, your violation of either these Terms or the rights of any third party, disclosure of membership passwords and any other matter in connection with your participation in the services on the Website.

Changes to our terms

We may amend these website terms of use at any time to ensure that we remain compliant with relevant laws and regulations and to ensure that we are constantly improving your experience in using our services, so please ensure that you check our website terms of use frequently. By continuing to use our services after any changes are made, you accept those changes and will be bound by them.


No metatags hyperlinks or other forms of linkage whatsoever to any other site may be imposed on the website without the prior express written consent of the Publisher.


If you knowingly send or infect the Website with a virus, Trojan horse, worm, etc then the Publisher retains the right at its sole discretion to pursue you for all legal fees (including its own and those of any third party), damages and other expenses that may be incurred by it as a result of your actions.

Law governing our services

These terms and conditions will be governed by and construed in accordance with the applicable laws of the United Kingdom (in respect of users residing in the United Kingdom) without regard to conflict of law principles, and users agree that all legal proceedings relating to the matters herein shall be adjudicated solely in the courts of the United Kingdom.

These website terms of use and any dispute or claim arising out of or in connection with them (including non-contractual disputes or claims) are governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the United Kingdom and will be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the United Kingdom courts.

Other information

In these website terms of use the following words and expressions will have the following meanings: Our content means any text, files, images, photos, graphics, video, sounds, musical works, or any other materials that we publish or post on or through our services. Third party content any text, files, images, photos, graphics, video, sounds, musical works, or any other materials published or posted on or through our services by our third party partners. Your content means any text, files, images, graphics, photos, video, sounds, musical works, or any other materials that a user posts on or through our services.


Please read these terms carefully as they will set out the terms for your membership with us. Unless otherwise stated, any reference to a member or a membership shall include reference to all our members.

In addition to these terms, you will also be subject to the individual offer terms which govern the specific offer which you choose. Such offer terms will be made available to you when choosing your pack/offer.


You may access areas of the “Bandsman” website that require registration by becoming a registered member and creating an account with us. You agree to be responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your passwords or other account identifiers which you choose and all activities that occur under your account.

By registering on the “Bandsman” website, you agree that:

(i) your account and password are personal to you and may not be used by anyone else to access the “Bandsman” website;

(ii) you will not do anything which would assist anyone who is not a registered user to gain access to any premium area of the “Bandsman” website; and

(iii) you will not create registration accounts for the purpose of abusing the functionality of the site, or other users; nor will you seek to pass yourself off as another user.

You agree to notify us immediately if you become aware any unauthorised use of your password or account identifiers by others.

Each User may only register once. The User is obligated to provide complete and truthful information in the sections provided on the registration form. The User agrees to the publication of its User name, its profile information including but not limited to online status and date of registration as well as additional information voluntarily provided, including any profile image. The email address will not be published.

The contract between the User and The Publisher regarding the use of the “Bandsman” website is concluded when the User completes and sends the registration form by clicking the respective order button and the User will also be asked to accept the Terms and Conditions.

After registration, The Publisher will send the User an automatic confirmation by email. The email contains a hyperlink via which the User can verify that the email address stated is correct. The User undertakes to provide that verification. Until verification is not provided The Publisher may restrict or prevent access to Bandsman website at any time.

If prices are quoted at “Bandsman” website, they are including the valid statutory value added tax.

Membership types, Cancellation, Renewal


To become a member, please visit and select which one of our packs or offers best suits your needs.

You must have the power to enter into a contract with us and are not prevented from doing so under any local laws.

By registering to become a member, you agree that you have given us accurate registration details, including payment information and will ensure that we always have up-to-date contact information.

Membership Contracts are available according to current offers as subscription or one-off purchases. Billing type, prices and term are defined in each offer and are summarised prior to the end of the order process. The contract for ordering Premium products becomes binding by pressing the relevant button.

Your membership will start immediately upon payment. The terms that govern your minimum and continuing membership with us will vary depending on which membership pack you chose under the offer advertised and whether you have taken out membership to one of our trial offers.

Your minimum membership term will be made known to you before you agree to purchase your membership and will be confirmed to you in your welcome email.

The cost of your membership will be made clear to you on our sign-up pages and in your welcome email and may vary from time to time or by country. You agree to pay the fees at the rates notified to you at the time you purchase one of our membership packs.

If you choose to be a member through a trial offer, your trial offer will cost you the trial price offered. At the end of your stated trial period, your membership will automatically continue on a rolling monthly or annual basis (this will be made known to you before you complete registration to the trial offer) at the rate notified to you at the time of purchase.

Contracts with subscriptions are concluded for the time specified in the individual order. The remuneration or the invoice amount for the subscription term is payable on conclusion of the contract. After each subscription term, the contract renews itself automatically according to the term agreed upon, unless the User cancels the service before the term runs out. The full invoice amount of each renewal term will be charged on the first day of the renewal.

If you default on any payment, we may:

• terminate your membership;

• charge you for any outstanding amount remaining on the unexpired portion of your minimum membership term (subject to your membership and/or offer terms);

• send your details to third party debt collectors; and/or

• take any action which is necessary in our opinion to recover our losses.

If your membership has been terminated and you would like to re-subscribe to one of our membership packs, we have the right to require payment in full of any outstanding amount owed to us.

We reserve the right to change your membership price and/or benefits with 30 days' notice and affected members may terminate their membership within this notice period.

Cancellation of membership

You cancel your membership simply by calling our Member Services team on +44 (0)1422 882885 or e-mailing to

When cancelling your membership with us, please have the following information ready:

To: Subscriptions, IBB Media Limited Tel no: +44 (0)1422 882885

I hereby give notice that I cancel my Subscription contract

Purchased on: [insert date of Subscription]

Customer Reference Number: [insert your Customer reference number]

Membership type:

Your full name:

Your address:


Reason for cancelling (optional):

Terms of cancellation

Annual Subscribers will not be entitled to a refund of their initial payment if they cancel after the first 14 days of the start of their membership. Monthly Subscribers will not be entitled to receive a refund of their initial payment once they have logged in to their account.

If you would like to cancel within 14 days of the start of your membership, we advise you to cancel via telephone, as this will instantly confirm your cancellation. Alternatively, you may email from your registered email address, telling us you'd like to cancel or including the completed form below and we will contact you regarding your request. These additional cancellation options are only available to members who would like to cancel within 14 days of their membership start date.

Please note that if you cancel your membership within the first 14 days, your access to our services will stop and you will be required to forfeit any membership benefits that you have received, including sign-up offers, vouchers or any other benefits connected to your membership. If you have any questions about what cancelling your membership means for you, please contact us at


If you would like to get in touch with us to make a complaint, please use one of the following options:

• by email, please email us on;

• by telephone +44 (0)1506 882985

• by post to Member Services, 68 Westgate, Mid Calder, West Lothian, EH53 0SP, United Kingdom