Terms & Conditions
End User Terms & Conditions
Access to and use of www.guinnessworldrecords.com, related sub-domains such as challengers.guinnessworldrecords.com and their counterpart sites in other languages within the UK and internationally is provided by Guinness World Records Limited and is subject to certain terms and conditions.
This Site is provided as an interactive and informational resource. It is provided to you by Guinness World Records Limited (“us” or “we” or “our”), in connection with our partners, service providers, advertisers, sponsors, or other affiliates (“Service Provider”).
Use of the Site
The Site contains material, such as software, text, graphics, images, video, audio and other material (collectively referred to as the “Content”). The Content may be owned by us or may be provided through an arrangement we have with others, including other users of the Site, and any Service Provider.
You must retain all copyright and other proprietary notices contained in the original Content on any copy you make of the Content. You may not sell, transfer, assign, license, sublicense, or modify the Content or reproduce, display, publicly perform, make a derivative version of, distribute, or otherwise use the Content in any way for any public or commercial purpose.
Various company, product, and service names displayed on the Site may be trademarks or service marks owned by others (the “Third Party Trademarks”). Nothing on this Site should be construed as granting, by implication, estoppel, or otherwise, any license or right to use any Third Party Trademark displayed on this Site. The Third Party Trademarks may not be used to disparage any applicable third-party, any of their products or services, or in any manner in which, in our reasonable judgment, may damage any goodwill in the Third Party Trademarks.
The Site contains links to third party websites (“External Sites”). These links are provided solely as a convenience to you and not as an endorsement by us of the content on such External Sites. The content of such External Sites is developed and provided by others. You should contact the site administrator or webmaster for those External Sites if you have any concerns regarding such links or any content located on such External Sites. In addition, the Site contains content posted, stored, or displayed at the direction of users of the Site, for which we cannot accept any responsibility or liability.
You agree to use the Site for lawful purposes and in a way that does not infringe the rights of, restrict or inhibit anyone else's use and enjoyment of the Site. Prohibited behaviour includes harassing or causing distress or inconvenience to any person, transmitting obscene or offensive content or disrupting the normal flow of dialogue within the Site.
By using the Site, you represent and warrant that you are 13 years of age or older, unless we have your parent’s consent to such use. Your account may be terminated without warning, if we believe that you are less than 13 years of age.
Membership of the Site is subject, in our sole discretion, to termination at any time.
Guinness World Records’ Intellectual Property
All copyright, trademarks, design rights, patents and other intellectual property rights (registered and unregistered) in and on the Site and all content (including all applications) located on the site shall remain vested in Guinness World Records or its licensors (which includes other users).
You may not copy, reproduce, republish, disassemble, decompile, reverse engineer, download, post, broadcast, transmit, make available to the public, or otherwise use the Site’s content in any way except for your own personal, non-commercial use. You also agree not to adapt, alter or create a derivative work from any of the Site’s content except for your own personal, non-commercial use. Any other use of the Site’s content requires the prior written permission of Guinness World Records.
The names, images and logos identifying Guinness World Records or third parties and their products and services are subject to copyright, design rights and trademarks of Guinness World Records and/or third parties. Nothing contained in these terms shall be construed as conferring any licence or right to use any trade mark, design right or copyright of Guinness World Records or any other third party.
Contributions to the Site
The Site permits the submission of user-generated Content at the direction of users of the Site (“User Content”) and the hosting, sharing, and/or publishing of such User Content. You understand that whether or not such User Content is published, we do not guarantee any confidentiality with respect to any submissions.
By submitting the User Content to us to be published on the Site, you hereby grant us a perpetual, worldwide, non-exclusive, royalty-free, sub-licensable and transferable license to use, reproduce, distribute, prepare derivative works of, modify, display, and perform all or any portion of the User Content in connection with the Site and all of our (and our successors’) business, including without limitation for promoting and redistributing part or all of the Site (and derivative works thereof) in any media formats and through any media channels whatsoever.
In addition to the foregoing licenses, you hereby grant us a perpetual, worldwide, non-exclusive, royalty-free, sub-licensable and transferable license to use, reproduce, distribute, prepare derivative works of, display, and perform the User Content in connection with other websites that make use of services provided by any Service Provider.
In connection with User Content, you further agree that you will not: (i) submit material that is copyrighted, protected by trade secret or otherwise subject to third party proprietary rights, including privacy and publicity rights, unless you are the owner of such rights or have permission from their rightful owner to post the material and to grant us all of the license rights granted herein; (ii) publish falsehoods or misrepresentations that could damage us or any third party; (iii) submit material that is unlawful, obscene, defamatory, libellous, threatening, pornographic, harassing, hateful, racially or ethnically offensive, or encourages conduct that would be considered a criminal offence, give rise to civil liability, violate any law, or is otherwise inappropriate; (iv) post advertisements or solicitations of business; or (v) impersonate another person.
We do not endorse any User Content or any opinion, recommendation, or advice expressed therein, and we expressly disclaim any and all liability in connection with any User Content. We do not permit copyright infringing activities and infringement of intellectual property rights on this Site, and we will remove all Content and User Content if properly notified that such Content or User Content infringes on another's intellectual property rights. We may remove any Content and User Content without prior notice.
If you do not want to grant us the permission set out above on these terms, please do not submit or share your contribution to the Site.
Please do not endanger yourself or others, take any unnecessary risks or break any laws when creating content you may share with Guinness World Records.
We advise that you never reveal any personal information about yourself or anyone else (for example: telephone number, postal address, home address or email address or any other details that would allow you to be personally identified) in any User Content.
If you are a copyright owner or an agent thereof and believe that any User Content or other Content infringes upon your copyrights, you may submit a notification by providing our Copyright Agent (as defined below) with the following information in writing:
- A physical or electronic signature of a person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed;
- Identification of the copyrighted work claimed to have been infringed, or, if multiple copyrighted works at a single online site are covered by a single notification, a representative list of such works at that site;
- Identification of the material that is claimed to be infringing or to be the subject of infringing activity and that is to be removed or access to which is to be disabled and information reasonably sufficient to permit the Copyright Agent to locate the material;
- Information reasonably sufficient to permit the Copyright Agent to contact you, such as an address, telephone number, and, if available, an electronic mail;
- A statement that you have a good faith belief that use of the material in the manner complained of is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law; and
- A statement that the information in the notification is accurate, and under penalty of perjury, that you are authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed.
The Site communities
You agree to use the Site’s communities (including message boards) in accordance with the following Community Rules. These apply across all of the Site’s community sites and services.
Your Guinness World Records Account
If you use multiple logins for the purpose of disrupting a community or annoying other users you may have action taken against all of your accounts.
All accounts must be registered with a valid personal email address that you access regularly so that moderation emails can be sent to you. Accounts registered with someone else’s email address, or with temporary email addresses may be closed without notice. We may require users to re-validate their account if we believe they have been using an invalid email address.
Guinness World Records reserves the right to close accounts if any user is seen to be using proxy IPs (Internet Protocol addresses) in order to attempt to hide the use of multiple Guinness World Records accounts, or disrupts any of our services in any way.
You may not submit or share any defamatory or illegal material of any nature in the Site’s communities. This includes text, graphics, video, programs or audio. Contributing material to the Site’s community with the intention of committing or promoting an illegal act is strictly prohibited. You agree to submit to or share with the Site’s communities only contributions which are your own original work. You must not violate, plagiarise, or infringe the rights of Guinness World Records or third parties including copyright, trade mark, trade secrets, privacy, publicity, personal or proprietary rights.
If you fail to abide by these Community Rules (and/or any variations in relevant local house rules) when taking part in the Site’s community, you will be sent an email which informs you why your contribution has been refused or edited. This email will also include a warning that continuing to break the rules may result in action being taken against your account or accounts.
This action may include any User Content posted by you being checked before allowed to go on the Site or a temporary or permanent suspension of your ability to participate in any or all of the Site’s community areas.
If you submit or share offensive or inappropriate content to or with any of the Site’s communities or anywhere else on the Site or otherwise engage in any disruptive behaviour on the Site, and Guinness World Records considers such behaviour to be serious and/or repeated, Guinness World Records may use whatever information that is available to it about you to stop any further such infringements. This may include informing relevant third parties such as your employer, school or email provider about the infringement(s).
Guinness World Records reserves the right to delete any contribution, or take action against any Guinness World Records account, at any time, for any reason.
We shall provide notice to you of any such claim, suit, or proceeding and shall assist you, at your expense, in defending any such claim, suit or proceeding. We reserve the right to assume the exclusive defence and control of any matter which is subject to indemnification under this section. In such case, you agree to cooperate with any reasonable requests assisting our defence of such matter.
Disclaimer of Warranty and Limitation of Liability
WE, OUR AFFILIATES, AND OUR AND THEIR RESPECTIVE OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, SUPPLIERS, OR LICENSORS, MAKE NO WARRANTIES OR REPRESENTATIONS ABOUT THE CONTENT (INCLUDING THE USER CONTENT), INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO ITS ACCURACY, RELIABILITY, COMPLETENESS, TIMELINESS, OR RELIABILITY. WE SHALL NOT BE SUBJECT TO LIABILITY FOR TRUTH, ACCURACY, OR COMPLETENESS OF ANY INFORMATION CONVEYED TO THE USER OR FOR ERRORS, MISTAKES OR OMISSIONS THEREIN OR FOR ANY DELAYS OR INTERRUPTIONS OF THE DATA OR INFORMATION STREAM FROM WHATEVER CAUSE. YOU AGREE THAT YOU USE THE SITE AND THE CONTENT AT YOUR OWN RISK.
THE USER CONTENT IS CREATED BY MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC. ANY VIEWS EXPRESSED ARE THEIRS AND UNLESS SPECIFICALLY STATED ARE NOT THOSE OF GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS. GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY CONTENT POSTED BY MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC ON THE SITE OF FOR THE AVAILABILITY OR CONTENT OF ANY THIRD PARTY SITES THAT ARE ACCESSIBLE THROUGH THE SITE. ANY LINKS TO THIRD PARTY WEBSITES DO NOT AMOUNT TO AN ENDORSEMENT OF THAT SITE AND ANY USE OF THAT SITE BY YOU IS ENTIRELY AT YOUR OWN RISK
WE DO NOT WARRANT THAT THE SITE WILL OPERATE ERROR FREE OR THAT THIS SITE, ITS SERVER, OR THE CONTENT IS FREE OF COMPUTER VIRUSES OR SIMILAR CONTAMINATION OR DESTRUCTIVE FEATURES. IF YOUR USE OF THE SITE OR THE CONTENT RESULTS IN THE NEED FOR SERVICING OR REPLACING EQUIPMENT OR DATA, WE SHALL NOT BE RESPONSIBLE FOR THOSE COSTS.
THE SITE AND CONTENT ARE PROVIDED ON AN “AS IS” AND “AS AVAILABLE” BASIS WITHOUT ANY WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND. WE HEREBY DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE WARRANTY OF TITLE, MERCHANTABILITY, NON INFRINGEMENT OF THIRD PARTIES’ RIGHTS, AND FITNESS FOR PARTICULAR PURPOSE.
IN NO EVENT SHALL WE BE LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES WHATSOEVER (INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, INCIDENTAL AND CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, LOST PROFITS, OR DAMAGES RESULTING FROM LOST DATA OR BUSINESS INTERRUPTION) RESULTING FROM THE USE OR INABILITY TO USE THE SITE AND THE CONTENT, WHETHER BASED ON WARRANTY, CONTRACT, TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE), OR ANY OTHER LEGAL THEORY, EVEN IF A WE HAVE BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES.
Some U.S. states do not allow exclusion of implied warranties or limitation of liability for incidental or consequential damages, so the above limitations or exclusions may not apply to you. IN SUCH STATES, OUR LIABILITY SHALL BE LIMITED TO THE GREATEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.
These terms shall be governed by and interpreted in accordance with the laws of England and Wales which shall have exclusive jurisdiction over any disputes.
If any of these terms are determined to be illegal, invalid or otherwise unenforceable by reason of the laws of any state or country in which these terms are intended to be effective, then to the extent and within the jurisdiction in which that term is illegal, invalid or unenforceable, it shall be replaced by similar terms to the extent enforceable under the laws of the subject state or country. However, in the event no such similar terms are available then the applicable terms shall be severed and deleted from these terms and the remaining terms shall survive and continue to be binding and enforceable.
The failure or delay of Guinness World Records to exercise or enforce any right in these terms does not waive Guinness World Records’ right to enforce that right.