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BBC Embedding Terms of Use

The BBC encourages you to embed its video and audio material on your website as long as you agree to a few terms (see below). Please note:

  • This is for use on your personal website
  • Use the supplied code and don't edit the video or audio
  • The BBC can remove the content without notice
  • The BBC makes this content available at your own risk
  • Don't put this content on sites that contain illegal or offensive material
  • Users accessing the video from outside the UK may see an error message
  • The embedding of BBC content is not a BBC endorsement of your website

If you think that BBC content should not be appearing on a website then please contact us and we will review. For issues related to BBC News content click here, for all other content click here.

British Broadcasting Corporation ("BBC") Embedded Application Standard Licence Terms

By embedding or downloading a BBC branded player, widget or other application ("BBC Application") and any BBC text, audio and / or video content displayed within the BBC Application ("BBC Content") on your website ("Site") you agree to the terms set out below.

1. Licence

  • 1.1 Subject to these Standard Licence Terms the BBC grants you a non-exclusive licence to display on your Site the BBC Application and the BBC Content provided by and served by the BBC. You may not copy or re-publish any BBC Content files.
  • 1.2 All rights including intellectual property rights in the BBC Content and the BBC Application shall remain the property of the BBC.
  • 1.3 This licence does not cover use of any BBC logo or other BBC trade mark.

2. Use of BBC Application

  • 2.1 You may only embed the BBC Application on websites that are not excluded by the BBC. The categories of website are excluded are set out below.
    Sites that:
    • are intended for or targeted at children who are under 13
    • discriminate against any specific social group or otherwise exploit vulnerable sections of society
    • promote, encourage or facilitate violence
    • promote, encourage or facilitate illegal activity
    • promote, encourage or facilitate terrorism or other activities which risk national security
    • where the presence of the BBC Application might be perceived as damaging the BBC's reputation for accuracy or impartiality
    • are not open access
    • that promote the tobacco industry or the armaments industry (including gun clubs etc.)
    • encourage hatred on grounds of race, religion, gender, disability, age or sexual orientation or promote encourage or facilitate anti-social behaviour
    • otherwise bring the BBC into disrepute
  • 2.2 Unless expressly permitted by the BBC in writing, the BBC Application and BBC Content is for personal non-commercial use only and may not be used for corporate or professional purposes (e.g. professional, commercial or marketing led blogs). Whilst you may use the BBC Application on an ad-enabled blog or website, you may not charge users to view the BBC Content or otherwise commercialise the BBC Content in any way.
  • 2.3 You will not permit advertising to be displayed on the same screen as the BBC Application where there is a connection between the advertising and the BBC Content. If BBC Application constitutes the majority of the content on any page of the site, or where the page would not exist without the BBC Application, you shall ensure that no advertising is displayed on that page.
  • 2.4 You may not edit, alter or add to the BBC Content in any way, nor combine the BBC Content with any other material. All BBC Content must be displayed in the BBC Application. You must enable and maintain all links from the BBC Application to the BBC website.
  • 2.5 You may not suggest any endorsement or approval by the BBC of your Site or any non-BBC entity, product or content or any views expressed within your Site. You may not claim nor imply that you have an exclusive relationship with the BBC or otherwise offer exclusive access to any BBC content.
  • 2.6 You may not use the BBC Content in any way that could bring the BBC into disrepute or otherwise cause the BBC any loss.
  • 2.7 You accept and agree that the BBC has sole editorial control over all BBC Content at all times and it may change or remove any BBC Content at its sole discretion. In particular you accept and agree that the BBC may restrict access to the BBC Content so that it is only accessible to users in the UK. Users trying to access BBC Content from outside the UK may see an error message.
  • 2.8 The BBC Application must be used as supplied by the BBC and shall not be changed, modified or reverse engineered in any way.

3. Warranties & Liability

  • 3.1 You warrant that your Site fully complies with all applicable laws and regulations.
  • 3.2 The BBC Application and the BBC Content is made available on an "as is" and "as available" basis and the BBC gives no warranty of any kind in relation to the BBC Application, the BBC Content or any content on the BBC website. To the maximum extent permitted by law the BBC excludes all implied and statutory warranties.
  • 3.3 The BBC has taken reasonable care to ensure that the BBC Application and any related software code contains no errors, viruses or defects, however the BBC does not warrant that this is the case. You use the BBC Application at your own discretion and risk and you are advised to take all reasonable precautions to protect your computer from virus infection.
  • 3.4 To the maximum extent permitted by law the BBC will not be liable for any loss or damage which you may suffer as a result of or connected to your use of the BBC Application or the BBC Content.
  • 3.5 Each provision of this Clause 3 operates separately in itself and survives independently of the others.

4. Indemnity

  • 4.1 In the event that a third party commences legal proceedings against the BBC as a result of your use of the BBC Application in breach of these Standard Licence Terms you agree to indemnify the BBC in respect of any and all damages, costs and expenses, including reasonable legal fees and litigation expenses, the BBC suffers or incurs as a result of such action.

5. Termination

  • 5.1 The BBC may restrict, suspend or terminate any or all BBC Content or your access to the BBC Application and BBC Content at any time at its sole discretion without liability.
  • 5.2 Clauses 3, 4, 5 and 6 shall survive termination of this Agreement.

6. General

  • 6.1 You may not transfer or sublicense any of your rights or obligations under the Standard Licence Terms to any third party.
  • 6.2 This Agreement shall be interpreted in accordance with the laws of England and subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English Courts.
  • 6.3 Any failure or delay by the BBC in exercising its rights under these Standard Licence Terms shall not be construed as a waiver of those rights.

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