National Geographic Kids Terms of Use

This page (together with the documents referred to on it) tells you the terms of use on which you may make use of our website (our site). Please read these terms of use carefully before you start to use the site. By using our site, you indicate that you accept these terms of use and that you agree to abide by them. If you do not agree to these terms of use, please refrain from using our site.

Information about us

The site is operated by NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC SOCIETY and CREATURE MEDIA LIMITED ('We'). Our details are as follows: CREATURE MEDIA LIMITED is registered in England and Wales under company number 07693866 and has our registered office at New Bridge Street House, 30-34 New Bridge Street, London EC4V 6BJ. Our main trading address is Unit 1.04 Clerkenwell Workshops, 27-31 Clerkenwell Close, London, EC1R 0AT. Our VAT number is 128411336) NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC SOCIETY, a non-profit organisation formed and existing under the laws of the District of Columbia, United States of America, with its principal place of business at 1145 17th Street, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20036, U.S.A.

Accessing our site and content standards

Access to our site is permitted on a temporary basis, and we reserve the right to withdraw or amend the service we provide on our site without notice (see below). We will not be liable if for any reason our site is unavailable at any time or for any period.

From time to time, we may restrict access to some parts of our site, or our entire site, to users who have registered with us.

When using our site, you must comply with the following content standards. These content standards apply to any and all material which you contribute to our site (contributions), and to any interactive services associated with it. You must comply with the spirit of the standards as well as the letter. These standards apply to each part of any contribution as well as to its whole:

Contributions must be accurate (where they state facts), be genuinely held (where they state opinions) and/ comply with applicable law in the UK and in any country from which they are posted.

Contributions must not contain any material which is defamatory of any person, contain any material which is obscene, offensive, hateful or inflammatory, promote sexually explicit or violent material, promote discrimination based on race, sex, religion, nationality, disability, sexual orientation or age, infringe any copyright, database right or trade mark of any other person, be likely to deceive any person, be made in breach of any legal duty owed to a third party, such as a contractual duty or a duty of confidence, promote any illegal activity, be threatening, abuse or invade another's privacy, or cause annoyance, inconvenience or needless anxiety, be likely to harass, upset, embarrass, alarm or annoy any other person, be used to impersonate any person, or to misrepresent your identity or affiliation with any person, give the impression that they emanate from us (if this is not the case) or advocate, promote or assist any unlawful act such as (by way of example only) copyright infringement or computer misuse.

We reserve the right to refuse access to the site to any user for any reason and without giving reasons.

You are responsible for making all arrangements necessary for you to have access to our site. You are also responsible for ensuring that all persons who access our site through your internet connection are aware of these terms, and that they comply with them.

Facebook Children under 13 years old are restricted from accessing . Any child under 13 must access Facebook with parental supervision. If you are under age 13, please do not attempt to register for Facebook or provide any personal information about yourself to them. Information supplied by children under age 13 will be deleted as quickly as possible. We strongly recommend children 13 years of age or older ask their parents for permission before sending any information about themselves to anyone over the Internet and we encourage parents to teach their children about safe internet use practices.

Interactive services

We may from time to time provide interactive services on our site, including, without limitation, users' posting facility, chat rooms and bulletin boards (interactive services).

Where we do provide any interactive service, we will provide clear information to you about the kind of service offered, if it is moderated and what form of moderation is used (including whether it is human or technical). Currently, the posting facility is subject to an approvals process and publication on our website is at our absolute discretion.

We will do our best to assess any possible risks for users (and in particular, for children) from third parties when they use any interactive service provided on our site, and we will decide in each case whether it is appropriate to use moderation of the relevant service (including what kind of moderation to use) in the light of those risks. However, we are under no obligation to oversee, monitor or moderate any interactive service we provide on our site, and we expressly exclude our liability for any loss or damage arising from the use of any interactive service by a user in contravention of our content standards, whether the service is moderated or not.

The use of any of our interactive services by a minor is subject to the consent of their parent or guardian. We advise parents who permit their children to use an interactive service that it is important that they communicate with their children about their safety online, as moderation is not foolproof. Minors who are using any interactive service should be made aware of the potential risks to them.

Where we do moderate an interactive service, we will normally provide you with a means of contacting the moderator, should a concern or difficulty arise.

Intellectual property rights

We are the owner or the licensee of all intellectual property rights in our site, and in the material published on it. Those works are protected by copyright laws and treaties around the world. All such rights are reserved. You may print off one copy, and may download extracts, of any page(s) from our site for your personal reference only.

You must not reproduce, distribute or modify the paper or digital copies of any materials you have printed off or downloaded in any way, and you must not use any illustrations, photographs, video or audio sequences or any graphics separately from any accompanying text.

With respect to content clearly designated as available for download for educational purposes, librarians, teachers, support staff, administrators, and other staff of educational institutions are licensed to download, print, reproduce, and distribute such content as may be beneficial for non-commercial educational use only (and may be subject to such other conditions that we impose on the copying and use of such material from time to time). This limited licence is strictly only for use that is directly of educational benefit to students and may be revoked (without reasons being given) at any time. Content subject to this section may not be disseminated beyond the user's particular educational institution and may under no circumstances be used for commercial purposes.

Content may not be re-posted, framed, or mirrored on any other websites or computer networks, regardless of educational use.

Our status (and that of any identified contributors) as the authors of material on our site must always be acknowledged.

You must not use any part of the materials on our site for commercial purposes without obtaining a licence to do so from us or our licensors, which can be withheld at our or their absolute discretion If you print off, copy or download any part of our site in breach of these terms of use, your right to use our site will cease immediately and you must, at our option, return or destroy any copies of the materials you have made.

Reliance on information posted

Commentary and other materials posted on our site are not intended to amount to advice on which reliance should be placed. We therefore disclaim all liability and responsibility arising from any reliance placed on such materials by any visitor to our site, or by anyone who may be informed of any of its contents.

Our site changes regularly

We aim to update our site regularly, and may change the content at any time. If the need arises, we may suspend access to our site, or close it indefinitely. Any of the material on our site may be out of date at any given time, and we are under no obligation to update such material.

Our liability

The material displayed on our site is provided without any guarantees, conditions or warranties as to its accuracy. To the extent permitted by law, we, other members of our group of companies and third parties connected to us hereby expressly exclude:

All conditions, warranties and other terms which might otherwise be implied by statute, common law or the law of equity.

Any liability for any direct, indirect or consequential loss or damage incurred by any user in connection with our site or in connection with the use, inability to use, or results of the use of our site, any websites linked to it and any materials posted on it, including, without limitation any liability for:

loss of income or revenue;

loss of business;

loss of profits or contracts;

loss of anticipated savings;

loss of data;

loss of goodwill;

wasted management or office time; and

for any other loss or damage of any kind, however arising and whether caused by tort (including negligence), breach of contract or otherwise, even if foreseeable. This does not affect our liability for death or personal injury arising from our negligence, nor our liability for fraudulent misrepresentation or misrepresentation as to a fundamental matter, nor any other liability which cannot be excluded or limited under applicable law.


You agree to indemnify, defend, and hold harmless National Geographic Society and Creature Media Limited; their affiliates and partners; and their respective officers, directors, employees, agents, members, licensors, representatives, and third party providers to our site from and against all losses, expenses, damages, and costs, including reasonable attorneys' fees, resulting from any violation of these terms by you. National Geographic Society and Creature Media Limited reserve the right to assume, at its sole expense, the exclusive defence and control of any matter subject to indemnification by you, in which event you will fully cooperate with National Geographic Society and Creature Media Limited in asserting any available defences.

Information about you and your visits to our site

We process information about you in accordance with our privacy policy. By using our site, you consent to such processing and you warrant that all data provided by you is accurate.

Transactions concluded through our site

Contracts for the supply of goods, services or information formed through our site or as a result of visits made by you are governed by our [subscription] terms and conditions [of supply].

At Dovetail we are aware that privacy and security concerns are a major issue for customers when they are purchasing online. Security and privacy are of the highest priority for us and we take every effort to ensure the credit card information you transmit to us is kept both secure and strictly confidential.

We fully respect the privacy of our customer's information. Any information you provide us with is kept private and not disclosed to any unauthorised third parties. We abide by the Data Protection Act 1984 and 1998.


We utilise the latest technology to provide completely secure credit card transactions - giving you the extra peace of mind when ordering online. Industry standard secure sockets layer encryption technology is used to ensure a safe connection. We use Verisign to provide digital certificates. They are a highly respected global provider of digital certificates. This security means it is safer to purchase online compared to sending information by mail or over the telephone.

Uploading material to our site

Whenever you make use of a feature that allows you to upload material to our site, or to make contact with other users of our site, you must comply with the content standards set out above. You warrant that any such contribution does comply with those standards, and you indemnify us for any breach of that warranty. Any material you upload to our site will be considered non-confidential and non-proprietary, and we have the right to freely use, copy, distribute and disclose and to grant rights in such material to third parties any such material for any purpose. We also have the right to disclose your identity to any third party who is claiming that any material posted or uploaded by you to our site constitutes a violation of their intellectual property rights, or of their right to privacy. We will not be responsible, or liable to any third party, for the content or accuracy of any materials posted by you or any other user of our site. We have the right to remove any material or posting you make on our site if, in our opinion, such material does not comply with the content standards set out above or for any other reason at our absolute discretion.

Viruses, hacking and other offences

You must not misuse our site by knowingly introducing viruses, trojans, worms, logic bombs or other material which is malicious or technologically harmful. You must not attempt to gain unauthorised access to our site, the server on which our site is stored or any server, computer or database connected to our site. You must not attack our site via a denial-of-service attack or a distributed denial-of service attack. By breaching this provision, you would commit a criminal offence under the Computer Misuse Act 1990. We will report any such breach to the relevant law enforcement authorities and we will co-operate with those authorities by disclosing your identity to them. In the event of such a breach, your right to use our site will cease immediately. We will not be liable for any loss or damage caused by a distributed denial-of-service attack, viruses or other technologically harmful material that may infect your computer equipment, computer programs, data or other proprietary material due to your use of our site or to your downloading of any material posted on it, or on any website linked to it.

Linking to our site

You may link to our home page, provided you do so in a way that is fair and legal and does not damage our reputation or take advantage of it, but you must not establish a link in such a way as to suggest any form of association, approval or endorsement on our part where none exists. You must not establish a link from any website that is not owned by you. Our site must not be framed or mirrored on any other site, nor may you create a link to any part of our site other than the home page. We reserve the right to withdraw linking permission without notice. The website from which you are linking must comply in all respects with the content standards set out above. If you wish to make any use of material on our site other than that set out above, please address your request to

Links from our site

Where our site contains links to other sites and resources provided by third parties, these links are provided for your information only. We have no control over the contents of those sites or resources, and accept no responsibility for them or for any loss or damage that may arise from your use of them.

Jurisdiction and applicable law

The English courts will have non-exclusive jurisdiction over any claim arising from, or related to, a visit to our site although we retain the right to bring proceedings against you for breach of these conditions in your country of residence or any other relevant country. These terms of use are governed by English law. TRADE MARKS NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC KIDS is a trade mark belonging to the National Geographic Society of 1145 17th Street, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20036, USA.


These terms and any other operating rules or terms currently posted on the site constitute the entire agreement between National Geographic Society and Creature Media Limited and the users of the site, and supersede all previous written or oral agreements between the parties with respect to such subject matter.

No action of National Geographic Society and Creature Media Limited may be construed as a waiver of any part of these Terms of Use.

Should any of the paragraphs within this agreement be unenforceable, the other paragraphs will remain in full force and effect.


We may revise these terms of use at any time by amending this page. You are expected to check this page from time to time to take notice of any changes we made, as they are binding on you. Some of the provisions contained in these terms of use may also be superseded by provisions or notices published elsewhere on our site.


If you have any concerns about material which appears on our site, or questions comments or requests regarding these terms please contact:

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