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Welcome to McDonald’s Happy Studio! These Terms and Conditions explain the rules you need to follow when you use the Happy Studio website. These terms and conditions apply to your use of the Happy Studio website only. There are separate terms and conditions which apply to the Happy Studio Smartphone App (those terms and conditions are available on the App itself).
These Terms and Conditions contain the following sections (click on each heading to go straight to that section):
Happy Studio is operated and controlled by McDonald’s Europe Limited (registered company number: 01739890), which is established in the United Kingdom and whose registered office address is:
178/180 Edgware Road,
London, W2 2DS.
We can be contacted at email@example.com.
By entering and using the Happy Studio website, you agree to comply with these Terms and Conditions. If you don’t agree with any part of these Terms and Conditions please don’t use Happy Studio and don’t give your child permission to use Happy Studio either.
The Happy Studio website is only meant to be used by you and your child for your own personal enjoyment. You mustn’t use it in connection with any kind of business or for any other commercial purposes.
Intellectual Property Rights (known as “IPRs”) give people the right to protect things they create like inventions, books, artwork, symbols, names, images, and designs. All the pictures, logos, illustrations, audio-clips, video-clips, text and other elements you see on Happy Studio as well as the general design of the website are protected by IPRs. McDonald’s either owns these IPRs or has permission to use them from someone else. This means you mustn’t copy, reproduce, change, sell or give away anything on Happy Studio unless we give your our permission first. If you do so you will be infringing IPRs and could get in trouble!
If you send us anything or contribute anything to Happy Studio, in exchange for us letting you use Happy Studio, you give us and our agencies and suppliers permission to reproduce, edit, copy, adapt, delete, make available and generally use your contributions free of charge, forever, anywhere in the world, without needing to pay you royalties, solely for our benefit.
You promise us that anything you send us or contribute to Happy Studio is original to you and hasn’t been copied from someone else or used without their permission.
Members of Happy Studio can interact with each on the website in various ways. As we explained above, we’ve made every effort to ensure that Happy Studio is safe for children. Whilst we make every effort to ensure that people follow these Terms and Conditions we can’t promise that everyone will. If someone uses this website in a way they are not supposed to without us knowing, to the extent allowed by law, we are not responsible or liable for what that person does.
You agree that you will not and you will not let your child:
upload or post anything on the Happy Studio website which is inappropriate or which advertises anything;
impersonate anyone or any company, or falsely claim you know anyone;
bully, stalk, harm or otherwise harass any other Happy Studio user;
upload, post or e-mail any content which contains a computer virus or anything designed to damage Happy Studio, our computer programs or our computer systems generally; or
break the law in anyway.
If you provide a link to the Happy Studio website from your website, you mustn’t imply or suggest that you are somehow affiliated to Happy Studio and you mustn’t refer to or portray Happy Studio in an untrue, misleading, offensive or generally nasty manner. Be nice!
Happy Studio is made available on an “as is” and “as available” basis. This means we don’t make any promises that the website will always be uninterrupted and/or error-free. Every now and then the website may go down by accident or we may need to take it offline to fix something.
To the extent allowed by law, we are not responsible or liable for any interruptions of the website’s availability or any delays, inaccuracies, errors, or things missing on the website. We also can’t promise that the website is totally free from viruses or other similar nasty things like “trojan horses” or worms. However, rest assured we do use industry standard virus protection tools.
To the extent allowed by law, we are also not responsible or liable for any loss you might suffer a) generally arising out of your use of the website, or b) as an indirect result of your use of the website.
There are absolutely no food promotions or marketing on Happy Studio. There are also no links to other websites or services from the kids section, so parents can be sure where their child is playing is safe and secure.
Sometimes we may put up links or adverts for other websites, products and services on the parts of the website which are only accessible by grown-ups. If we do put up any such links and/or adverts, they’re provided for convenience and interest only.
We don’t endorse the opinions or views found in any of the websites which the links or adverts might link to. We don’t verify or take responsibility for the accuracy, completeness or quality of any content contained on any of the websites which the links or adverts may link to. Also, we are not responsible for the quality of or delivery of any products or services offered, accessed, obtained by or advertised on any of those websites or adverts.
You can cancel your registration and your child’s account at any time via the Grown Ups Section of the Happy Studios website.
If we believe that you or your child have broken any of the rules in these Terms and Conditions or broken the law in any way, we may cancel your registration and your child’s account. So please make sure you follow the rules!
We may need to update these Terms and Conditions from time to time. If we do make any changes, we will post the changes in the Grown Ups section of the website and in any other areas of the website we think necessary so that you are aware of the changes. Please make sure you look at the website frequently just in case we do make any changes to these Terms and Conditions. If we make any particularly important changes or if a change affects the way you are allowed to use the website, we will also notify you of the change by email.
If any bit of these Terms and Conditions is illegal, invalid or unenforceable, then that bit should be ignored and deleted and the remaining parts of these terms and conditions will remain unaffected.
These Terms and Conditions are governed by the laws of England. Hopefully we won’t have any disputes, but if we do, you agree that they’ll be heard only in the English courts.
29 July 2011