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Terms of Use

These terms of use (the “Terms”) tell you how you may use (the “Site”) to access and view the Site’s content, so please read them carefully.  Using the Site constitutes acceptance of these Terms.  If you do not agree to these Terms, you must not use this Site.  Please also read the Site’s Privacy & Cookies Policy which explain how the Site uses any information about you.  The Privacy & Cookies Policy forms part of the Terms.  If there is any inconsistency between the Privacy & Cookies Policy and the Terms, the Terms will prevail.

1. Information about us

The Digital Production Partnership Limited (DPP) is a not-for-profit company founded by ITV, BBC and Channel 4 to enable the media industry to maximise the potential of digital in the creation and exploitation of content.  You can contact us at

2. Use of the Site

2.1   You may use the Site if you comply with these Terms and with all relevant laws and regulations.

2.2   You may use the Site’s content (including the metadata application and technical standards) for commercial purposes provided such use is in compliance with these Terms, and in particular Clause 3 and 5.2.

2.3   You may not disrupt or try to disrupt the Site.  You agree not to use the Site to distribute software viruses or other harmful programs, or use the Site to engage in harmful, harassing or otherwise objectionable activity, including activity inhibiting access to the Site by others.

3. Intellectual Property

All materials (including without limitation, all designs, text, graphics and their selection and arrangement) relating to this Site and its content are subject to copyright, design rights and trademarks of.  Nothing contained in these terms shall be construed as conferring by implication, estoppel or otherwise any licence or right to use any trademark, patent, design right or copyright of the partners of the Digital Production Partnership.  Third parties may not pass off the metadata application, the metadata standards, the technical standards or any other content of this Site as their own.

4. The Site and its content

By making the Site available to you, the Digital Production Partnership does not guarantee that all of its content and/or the Site will always be available or be uninterrupted, timely, secure or free from bugs, viruses, errors and omissions.  The Digital Production Partnership reserves the right to modify, suspend or discontinue all or part of any of the Site or any part of its content without giving you any notice.  Any information included in the Site’s content is not intended to amount to exclusive advice on which you should rely.  Production companies wishing to deliver by file should discuss this at point of commission, and seek formal agreement with their broadcaster at the outset of production.  You are responsible for configuring your information technology, computer programmes and platform in order to access the Site.  You should use your own virus protection software.

5. Non-endorsement

5.1   The Digital Production Partnership does not endorse any third party products, systems or services and this Site’s content does not in any way amount to an endorsement of such products, systems or services.

5.2   Third party suppliers and manufacturers of products, systems or services that support the Digital Production Partnership standards may not suggest on packaging and through marketing activity that their products, systems or services are endorsed by the Digital Production Partnership.

6. Third Party Services (Twitter, LinkedIn, etc.)

6.1   The Digital Production Partnership does not guarantee, warrant or represent (whether express or implied) that use of third party websites through embedded share buttons, plugins or links on the Site and/or otherwise (the “Third Party Services”) will always be available or be uninterrupted, function properly or timely, be secure or be free from bugs, viruses, errors or omissions.

6.2   The Digital Production Partnership does not accept any responsibility or liability for making Third Party Services available.  By using the Third Party Services you accept all risks and acknowledge that the Digital Production Partnership cannot be held responsible for your use of such services and cannot be liable for any direct, indirect or consequential loss or damage which you may suffer as a result of or connected with the use of such Third Party Services.

6.3   To the extent that you use the Third Party Services, you may only do so in accordance with these Terms.  You are also advised to ensure that you have read and understood the terms of use adopted by the relevant Third Party Service.

7. Linking to our Site

7.1  You may link to our Site, provided you do so in a way that is fair and legal and does not damage our reputation or take advantage of it.

7.2  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.

7.3  We reserve the right to withdraw linking permission without notice.

8. Limitation of Liability

Nothing in these Terms excludes or limits either our or your liability for death or personal injury caused by negligence, fraud, fraudulent misrepresentation, or any other liability that cannot be excluded or limited by English law.  To the extent permitted by law, the Digital Production Partnership excludes all conditions, warranties, representations or other terms, which may apply to the Site or its content, whether express or implied.   Under no circumstances will the Digital Production Partnership be liable for any of the following losses or damage (whether such losses were foreseen, foreseeable, known or otherwise):

  • loss of data;
  • loss of revenue or anticipated profits;
  • loss of business;
  • loss of opportunity;
  • loss of goodwill or injury to reputation; or
  • losses suffered by third parties.

9. What other general Terms apply?

9.1   If the Digital Production Partnership decides not to exercise or enforce any right that it has against you at a particular time, then this does not prevent us from later deciding to exercise or enforce that right.

9.2   If any part of the Terms is found to be illegal, invalid or otherwise unenforceable by a court or regulator, then, where required, that part shall be deleted from the Terms and the remaining parts of the Terms will continue to be enforceable.

9.3   You may not assign, sub-license or otherwise transfer any of your rights and obligations in the Terms to any other person.

9.4   Any disputes arising out of the Terms will be governed by and interpreted in accordance with the laws of England and Wales and proceedings in connection with the Terms shall be brought in the courts of England and Wales.

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