Terms and Conditions

Website Terms of Use

Hello! We are Aardman Animations Limited (“we/us/our”) with our registered office located at Gas Ferry Road, Bristol, BS1 6UN. Our VAT number is GB609301172. Please make sure your read these terms of use (together with the documents referred to in it) as they set out terms of use on which you may make use of our website www.wallaceandgromit.com (our site), whether as a guest or a registered user. Use of our site includes accessing, browsing, or registering to use our site.

By using our site, you confirm that you accept these terms of use and that you agree to comply with them. If you do not agree to these terms of use, you must not use our site.

1. Other applicable terms: These terms of use refer to the following additional terms, which also apply to your use of our site:

  • Our Privacy Statement, which sets out the terms on which we process any personal data we collect from you, or that you provide to us and the cookies on our site. By using our site, you consent to such processing and you warrant that all data provided by you is accurate.
  • Our Acceptable Use Policy, which sets out the permitted uses and prohibited uses of our site. When using our site, you must comply with this Acceptable Use Policy.

2. Change to these terms: We may revise these terms of use at any time by amending this page. Please check this page from time to time to take notice of any changes we made, as they are binding on you.

3. Changes to our site: We may update our site from time to time, and may change the content at any time. However, please note that any of the content on our site may be out of date at any given time, and we are under no obligation to update it. We do not guarantee that our site, or any content on it, will be free from errors or omissions.

4. Accessing our site: Our site is made available free of charge. We do not guarantee that our site, or any content on it, will always be available or be uninterrupted. Access to our site is permitted on a temporary basis. We may suspend, withdraw, discontinue or change all or any part of our site without notice. We will not be liable to you if for any reason our site is unavailable at any time or for any period.

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 of use and other applicable terms and conditions, and that they comply with them.

Our site is directed to people residing in the United Kingdom. We do not represent that content available on or through our site is appropriate or available in other locations. We may limit the availability of our site or any service or product described on our site to any person or geographic area at any time. If you choose to access our site from outside the United Kingdom, you do so at your own risk.

5. Your account and password: If you choose, or you are provided with a password or any other piece of information as part of our registration process or in using the site, you must treat such information as confidential. You must not disclose it to any third party.

We have the right to disable any user account and password, whether chosen by you or allocated by us, at any time, if in our reasonable opinion you have failed to comply with any of the provisions of these terms of use.

If you know or suspect that anyone other than you knows your password, you must promptly notify us at web.producer@aardman.com.

6. 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 use and you may draw the attention of others within your organisation to content posted on our site.

You must not 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.

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

You must not use any part of the content on our site for commercial purposes without obtaining a licence to do so from us or our licensors.

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.

7. No reliance on information: The content on our site is provided for general information only. It is not intended to amount to advice on which you should rely. You must obtain professional or specialist advice before taking, or refraining from, any action on the basis of the content on our site.

Although we make reasonable efforts to update the information on our site, we make no representations, warranties or guarantees, whether express or implied, that the content on our site is accurate, complete or up-to-date.

8. Limitation of liability: Nothing in these terms of use excludes or limits our liability for death or personal injury arising from our negligence, or our fraud or fraudulent misrepresentation, or any other liability that cannot be excluded or limited by English law.

To the extent permitted by law, we exclude all conditions, warranties, representations or other terms which may apply to our site or any content on it, whether express or implied. We will not be liable to any user for any loss or damage, whether in contract, tort (including negligence), breach of statutory duty, or otherwise, even if foreseeable, arising under or in connection with:

  •  use of, or inability to use, our site; or
  •  use of or reliance on any content displayed on our site.

If you are a business user, please note that in particular, we will not be liable for:

  • loss of profits, sales, business, or revenue;
  •  business interruption;
  •  loss of anticipated savings;
  • loss of business opportunity, goodwill or reputation; or
  • any indirect or consequential loss or damage.

If you are a consumer user, please note that we only provide our site for domestic and private use. You agree not to use our site for any commercial or business purposes, and we have no liability to you for any loss of profit, loss of business, business interruption, or loss of business opportunity.

We will not be liable for any loss or damage caused by a virus, distributed denial-of-service attack, 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 content on it, or on any website linked to it.

We assume no responsibility for the content of websites linked on our site. Such links should not be interpreted as endorsement by us of those linked websites. We will not be liable for any loss or damage that may arise from your use of them.

9. Uploading content to our site: Whenever you make use of a feature that allows you to upload content to our site, or to make contact with other users of our site, you must comply with the content standards set out in our Acceptable Use Policy.

You warrant that any such contribution does comply with those standards, and you will be liable to us and indemnify us for any breach of that warranty. If you are a consumer user, this means you will be responsible for any loss or damage we suffer as a result of your breach of warranty.

Any content you upload to our site will be considered non-confidential and non-proprietary. You retain all of your ownership rights in your content, but you are required to grant us and other users of the Site a limited licence to use, store and copy that content and to distribute and make it available to third parties. The rights you license to us are described in the next paragraph (Rights you licence).

We also have the right to disclose your identity to any third party who is claiming that any content 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 content posted by you or any other user of our site.

We have the right to remove any posting you make on our site if, in our opinion, your post does not comply with the content standards set out in our Acceptable Use Policy.

The views expressed by other users on our site do not represent our views or values.

You are solely responsible for securing and backing up your content.

10. Rights you licence: When you upload or post content to our site, you are required to grant us, our subsidiaries and affiliates and other users of the site a limited non-exclusive licence, transferable, sub-licensable, royalty free, worldwide licence to:

  • Use, reproduce, distribute, remove and analyse any of your content as we deem necessary or desirable for any purpose in connection with the operation of the site.
  • Copy, modify, reproduce your content for marketing and promotional and/or other purposes in connection with Aardman or our services in any media; and
  • Use, edit and reproduce, distribute, prepare derivative works of, display, post or otherwise make available to any other use in connection with any feature of the site.
  • Delete any or all of your content from the site for any reason, without liability to you or to any third party; and
  • Enable the site or users of the site to share or post your content on third party sites e.g. social media sites.

11. Viruses: We do not guarantee that our site will be secure or free from bugs or viruses.

You are responsible for configuring your information technology, computer programmes and platform in order to access our site. You should use your own virus protection software.

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.

12Linking 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.

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 to our site in any website that is not owned by you.

Our site must not be framed 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 in which you are linking must comply in all respects with the content standards set out in our Acceptable Use Policy. If you wish to make any use of content on our site other than that set out above, please contact web.producer@aardman.com.

13. Third party links and resources: 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.

14. Applicable law: If you are a consumer, please note that these terms of use, its subject matter and its formation, are governed by English law. You and we both agree to that the courts of England and Wales will have non-exclusive jurisdiction. However, if you are a resident of Northern Ireland you may also bring proceedings in Northern Ireland, and if you are resident of Scotland, you may also bring proceedings in Scotland.

If you are a business, these terms of use, its subject matter and its formation (and any non-contractual disputes or claims) are governed by English law. We both agree to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of England and Wales.

15. Trademarks: all characters created by Aardman Animations Limited are protected as intellectual property.

Reproduction of any part or all of the contents of this website is prohibited. No part of this website may be copied, stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted in any form or by any means without the prior written permission of Aardman Animations Ltd.

The trade marks set out below are the UK registered trade marks of Aardman Animations Limited:

The following words and their visual depiction are registered trade marks of Aardman Animations Limited:  “Wallace & Gromit”; “Shaun the Sheep”; “Timmy Time”.

The following words are registered trade marks of Aardman Animations Limited: “Chop Socky Chooks” and “Creature Comforts”

Visual depictions of the following are registered trade marks of Aardman Animations Limited: "Aardman” and “Underdog”

16. Contact us: To contact us, please email privacy@aardman.com



Prize competition terms and conditions

  1. These terms and conditions relate to Wallace and Gromit Creations Competition, July 2018
  2. The promoter of this competition is Aardman Animations Limited, Gas Ferry Road, Bristol, BS1 6UN (“Aardman”).
  3. This competition is open worldwide to fans aged sixteen (16) and over, except for employees of Aardman, their families or agents, or any third party directly associated with this competition. If you are under 16 please ask a parent or guardian to take part on your behalf.
  4. Multiple entries from a single person are permitted.
  5. The competition is free to enter.
  6. The competition is to win a selection of Wallace and Gromit merchandise plus a certificate (including free postage) (see the competition information for more prize details).
  7. The competition opens at 10:00 (UK time) on 02.07.2018 and closes at 23:59 (UK time) on 31.07.2018 (the “Closing Date”). Entries received outside of these times will not be accepted.
  8. To enter, entrants must email their entries to creations@aardman.com, the email address given on the competition page of our website at https://wallaceandgromit.com/gallery, by the Closing Date – please remember to attach your entry to your email!
  9. Aardman accepts no responsibility for entries that are not successfully submitted or received for any reason.
  10. Competition entries will be judged by a panel of Aardman judges based on creativity and theme and the judges will select a winner plus 4 runner ups based on these criteria. The decision of the judges (acting reasonably) will be final. Within thirty (30) days after the Closing Date interested persons can request, and Aardman will provide, the names of the judges. Such requests should be emailed to creations@aardman.com
  11. The winners will be notified by email and asked to reply to Aardman with their contact details to claim their prize. This should be done within a reasonable time after the Closing Date. If a winner does not respond to Aardman within a reasonable time (being at least fourteen (14) days) after being notified that they are a winner, then that winner's prize will be forfeited and Aardman will be entitled to select another winner in accordance with the process described above.
  12. The prize(s) will be sent to the winner(s) within fourteen (14) days of providing their contact details.
  13. The prize for the winner is non-exchangeable, non-transferable and no cash alternative is offered. Aardman reserves the right to substitute a prize of equal or greater value should circumstances make this necessary.
  14. Entries to the competition must not contain or comprise items, text or images which are in any way obscene, defamatory, libellous, discriminatory, hateful or violent (including inciting hatred or violence), unlawful in any way (including breaching the copyright or other rights of any third party), or otherwise offensive, upsetting or objectionable in any way. Entries should also not contain any pictures or videos of the person submitting the entry.
  15. The decision of Aardman regarding any aspect of the competition is final and binding and no correspondence will be entered into about it.
  16. Participants are deemed to have accepted and agreed to be bound by these terms and conditions upon entry. Aardman reserves the right to not accept entries that do not comply with these terms and conditions, or to refuse entry to, or to refuse to award the prize to, any person who is in breach of these terms and conditions.
  17. Aardman reserves the right to hold void, cancel, suspend, or amend this competition where it becomes necessary to do so.
  18. Aardman does not claim any rights of ownership in your competition entry. However, by submitting your competition entry and any accompanying material to Aardman you acknowledge and agree that you are granting Aardman a non-exclusive, worldwide, royalty-free, irrevocable licence, for the full period of any intellectual property rights in the competition entry and any accompanying materials, to use, display, publish, transmit, copy, edit, alter, store, re-format and sub-licence your competition entry and any accompanying materials for our business purposes.
  19. The winner’s first name may be posted on our websites and/or social media channels that relate to the competition. In addition, and in accordance with applicable competition rules (including the CAP code), the winner's first name, surname and county can be obtained by sending an email to creations@aardman.com within thirty (30) days after the Closing Date. Entrants acknowledge that if they are a winner then their first name may be displayed on websites and/or social media, and their first name, surname and county may be made available to individuals who request this information within the timeframe above. Further information about the CAP code is available at https://www.asa.org.uk/about-asa-and-cap.html.
  20. Personal data that you supply to us during the course of this competition will only be processed by us to help us run the competition and, if you are a winner, to contact you about your prize (including sending this to you through a postal service or courier) and share certain details about you with third parties as above. We will not use your personal data for any other purpose, including sharing it with third parties (besides postal services or couriers or as above), unless we have notified you of this separately in writing before doing so. We will only keep your personal data for as long we need it for these purposes and once we no longer need it we will delete it. As noted above, if you are under thirteen (13) please ask a parent or guardian to take part in this permission on your behalf. For further information about how we collect, store and use Personal Data, including our legal basis for processing your data and your rights in relation to any of your Personal Data that we are holding, see our privacy policy at https://www.aardman.com/privacy-policy/.
  21. The competition will be governed by English law and entrants to the competition submit to the jurisdiction of the English courts.
  22. If you have any questions about this competition, or about any other competitions we have run previously, please get in touch with us on creations@aardman.com