Terms and Conditions

The following terms and conditions apply to the use of this Website. These terms of use are governed by English law.

1. Copyright Notice

This Website and its contents are protected by international laws. All images, text, audio and video and other materials appearing on the Site (the Content), and the arrangement thereof, are the property of Kelly McKain or her suppliers, and are protected by international copyright laws.

None of the Content may be copied, reproduced, transmitted or distributed without the prior permission of Kelly McKain. To request permission to republish any of the Content of this Website or to use quotations or extracts please write to the address at the end of this page or email kelly@kellymckain.co.uk.

2. Kelly McKain Privacy Policy

In order for you to send us poems, stories, reviews, photos or drawings or participate in our activities and competitions, it is necessary for you to provide us with personal information, such as your name, email address, age and postal address.

Children under the age of 13 must ask permission of their parent or guardian before entering a competition or sending any personal information.

Any information you provide to Kelly McKain will only be used by Kelly McKain, and will never be supplied to third parties without first obtaining your consent, or as required or permitted by law. Personal details will only be used for the purpose for which you have submitted them, and will be deleted when the activity is closed.

If you send us a poem, story, drawing, review or photo, you do so in accordance with our Terms and Conditions. (Basically that means that we can use the image on this site, but you still own the copyright.) Images will be displayed with your first name and age, but no other details.

The information requested on this page is collected by Kelly McKain (c/o Pollinger Ltd, 9 Staple Inn, Holborn, London WC1V 7QH). Your e-mail will be saved to our mailing list only if you tick the box stating that you wish to be added. See Terms and Conditions for more information.

3. Your pictures

If you submit your poems, stories, reviews, drawings or photos to the Website, you are granting us the right to display them on the Kelly McKain Website. The material remains your copyright. We reserve the right to decide which poems, stories, reviews, drawings or photos to display on the website. Your first name and a description, but no other details, will be displayed alongside your work or photo. Children under 13 should get the permission of a parent or guardian before sending their poems, stories, reviews, drawings or photos to the Website.

5. Readers’ Reviews

If you send us a review of a book, we may display that review on the Website or in our paper marketing material. We will choose which reviews will be published, and reserve the right to edit reviews for length or sense. Your name will be displayed with your review. Personal details submitted with a review will not be used for any other purposes than those described here.

6. Liability disclaimer

This Website is provided by Kelly McKain in good faith. While every precaution has been taken, there is no guarantee that the Site will be free of infection by viruses or anything else which may be harmful or destructive.


Kelly McKain has taken all reasonable care to ensure the downloads from this Website contain no errors, viruses or defects. However, Kelly McKain does not warrant that this is the case. You are advised to ensure that you take proper precautions to protect your computer and, where applicable, your phone from virus infection. Kelly McKain will not be liable for any loss or damage that you may suffer as a result of the download or use of these files.

Downloads are the copyright of Kelly McKain/Usborne Publishing/Scholastic Children’s Books / Stripes Publishing/Jim Field and are for personal, non-commercial use only.

9. Links To Third Party Web Sites

The Site may include links to third party Internet websites which are controlled and maintained by others. These links are included solely for the convenience of users and do not constitute any endorsement by Kelly McKain of the sites linked or referred to, nor does Kelly McKain have any control over the content of any such sites.

10. Price And Availability Of Titles

Whilst every effort is made to ensure accuracy of prices and availability of the titles featured on this Website, this cannot be guaranteed and price and availability information may change without notice.

11. Comments / Website Interactions

Kelly Mckain may not moderate content before it is posted but retains the right to delete, move, edit, update or otherwise alter content in any way, at our discretion and without notice.

You may use the Public Areas only to post content that is proper and appropriate to such areas and you must not do any of the following:

• post unlawful, defamatory, obscene, threatening, offensive, harmful or otherwise objectionable content (this includes text, graphics, video, programs or audio);

• delete any author attributions, legal notices or proprietary designations or labels in any content that is posted;

• falsify the origin or source of content that is posted;

• post content in a language other than English;

• post content that violates the legal rights of others, in particular, material that contains the intellectual property rights of third parties unless you have obtained all necessary licences and consents to use such content;

• advertise, promote or offer to sell any goods or services;

• contribute content with the intention of committing or promoting an illegal act;

• use inappropriate (e.g. vulgar or offensive) user names;

• post content that contains viruses or that may damage Kelly McKain’s or another user’s computer;

• reveal any personal information about yourself or anyone else (for example, email address, telephone number or postal address).

If you are under 13, please obtain your parent or guardian’s permission before you register to post any comments or materials.

Kelly Mckain shall be entitled at any time to delete, remove, or suspend the whole or any part of the Public Areas or any content posted on them without notice and without incurring any liability. If you find any material that is offensive please contact Kelly Mckain using the details below

Kelly Mckain does not vet and is not responsible for any information which is posted in the message boards (known as the “Public Areas”). Any content, recommendation or other information within the Public Areas is viewed and used by you at your own risk and Kelly Mckain does not warrant, in any respect, the accuracy or reliability of any of the information posted in the Public Areas. The views expressed in the Public Areas are those of the individuals and are not necessarily those of Kelly Mckain.

12. Competitions, Posting offline, Posting Online Content Plus any other use of website forms

You must be either be over 13 or have permission from a parent / guardian to enter any competitions, post content online, post content offline to us or use any other of our website forms

13. How to contact us

This Website is owned and operated by Kelly McKain. If you have any questions about this Website or our privacy policy, please write or email us at the following addresses:

Kelly McKain
c/o Pollinger Ltd
9 Staple Inn
London WC1V 7QH
telephone: 0044 (0)20 74040342
email: kelly@kellymckain.co.uk

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