Terms and Conditions
Please ensure you have read the full Terms & Conditions below before you submit your conversation.
All contributions will be checked and may be used by the BBC on air and on digital platforms. Once reviewed by the BBC an unedited version of the recording you upload may, with your consent, be provided to the British Library, who may wish to deposit your contribution in perpetuity, as part of its oral history collection.
By submitting a recording of your conversation to the Listening Project using the uploader tool you agree to all the terms listed below:
- The full BBC Online Terms and Conditions - available here. Please ensure you have read the the section covering contributions to BBC Online is here. Please remember that clause 5.4 will not apply as for the purposes of the Listening Project you will assign all copyright in your recordings to the BBC (see the further specific terms below).
Please also see the BBC User Generated Content FAQ. This covers all material submitted to the BBC, including audio file submissions to The Listening Project, but note that contrary to the answers to questions 2 and 3 you will have no rights in your recordings once they have been uploaded.
- The terms below that are specific to the Listening Project and which take precedence over all other terms in the event of conflict.
How the BBC will use your recording
It is our intention that Listening Project programmes will be first broadcast on Radio 4 from March 2012. We very much hope to use your contributions, but we cannot guarantee to do so.
Rights in your contributions
By uploading your audio, you agree to the following terms:
- You assign to the BBC the copyright and all other rights in your contributions for use in all media now known or which may be developed in future and you confirm that your contributions will not infringe the copyright, or similar rights, of any third party.
- In the light of the need of audio and audiovisual production for flexibility, you agree that the BBC may edit, adapt, or translate your contributions and you waive irrevocably any “moral rights” you may have in them.BBC may also edit your contribution for legal reasons.
- The BBC will be liable for any loss or damage to you, or your property, but only if it is directly connected with this engagement and caused by the BBC’s negligence.
- You agree that your contributions will not bring the BBC into disrepute or be defamatory
- The BBC has, or is linked with, several other channels and services. You consent to the BBC using all or part of your contribution in all media and markets throughout the world, helping the BBC to maintain its position as a leading public service broadcaster.
- If you are under the age of 16 you must not upload any recordings - a guardian, family member, teacher or carer must upload on behalf of anyone under 16.
Your personal data
How the British Library will use your recording
Recording and collecting oral histories are integral to the British Library’s mission to preserve the nation's memory. A version of the recording you upload may, with your consent, be deposited with the British Library.
The British Library may decide to archive your recording (in perpetuity) as part of its oral history collection. These will be accessible as a public reference resource to British Library users both onsite and via the internet for research, educational and non-commercial use. Some recordings may not be deposited, for legal or quality reasons.
For further details about depositing your oral history recording at the British Library please see www.bl.uk/oralhistory
The British Library asks that you provide some additional information about yourself to help researchers and future generations better understand your recording. This will be collected by the BBC on behalf of the British Library. The BBC will pass it to the British Library, and will not use or retain this information.