By registering with, using or visiting Quotables or (the "Site"), you agree to be bound by these terms and conditions (“Terms”) and our Privacy Policy (which is incorporated into the Terms). If you do not agree to the Terms or Privacy Policy, please do not use or register with the Site.

The Site is a joint project between Mint Digital Limited, Channel Four Television Corporation, 4 Ventures Limited and Arts Council England (“Quotables” and “”) and operated by Mint Digital Limited (“we”, “us” and “Mint”). Please read the Terms (and the other terms set out below) carefully as they set out your rights and obligations and the terms on which we make the Site available to you. They also provide information on how you can submit material and how this will be used.

The Site is a user generated website allowing users to upload, share, verify and rate quotations of no more than seventy five words in length (“Quotation”) from books, film, TV or music or other sources. It is intended to be an educational and research resource.



If you would like to submit, verify or share material to the Site or interact with the Site you must register and become a Site member (“Member”). As part of this you will be asked to “accept” the Terms and, on doing so, you will be deemed to have consented to and will be bound by the Terms.

Other visitors to the Site do not need to become Members. However, any use of the Site (including, but not limited to, viewing content) constitutes your acceptance of the Terms, which takes effect the moment you first use the Site. If the Terms are not accepted in full, you do not have permission to access the Site and should stop using it immediately.

We reserve the right to change the Terms at any time by posting changes online and it is your responsibility to refer to and comply with the most up to date Terms on accessing the Site.


When you register as a Member, you will be asked to select a username and password.

Members can access their accounts and log on to the Site. Members are able to submit, verify or share Quotations and to rate them. We reserve the right to reject user names that are offensive, defamatory or otherwise unsuitable.

You accept it is your sole responsibility to maintain the confidentiality of your password and you are responsible for all activity that occurs when logged in with your user name and password. We are unable to check the identity of people acting as Members and will not be liable if your user name and password are used by someone else. You should make sure you are the only person using your password and you agree to notify us of any unauthorised use of your password and any other breach of security as soon as you become aware of it.


Members are able to upload Quotations of no more than fifty words in length. As a Member of the Site you agree that you will seek to ensure that all Quotations that you upload to the Site are accurate and that the source of the Quotation is attributed. You will be asked to provide details of the author of the Quotation and, where possible, add the source of the Quotation and tags to it.

Other Members are able to verify the Quotation and confirm its accuracy and source, and to rate it by indicating that they love it and by adding it to their “Love List”.

When a Member uploads a Quotation their username will be attributed to the Quotation on the Site.

When a Member verifies a Quotation their username will be displayed as a source on the Site.

Under copyright rules only small or insubstantial pieces of a literary or artistic work can be reproduced without the permission of the copyright holder. This means that you can only post small sections of a work on the Site. We reserve the right to remove a Quotation where we believe that copyright has been infringed or whilst we investigate a potential infringement of copyright.

Quotations are filtered for profanities and any found to be containing such will be removed. Members can flag up Quotations for moderation that they believe to be offensive or inappropriate. We may, in appropriate circumstances, and at our sole discretion, remove from the Site any Quotation which we believe to be offensive, defamatory or otherwise unsuitable. All decisions are final and we will not enter into further correspondence or discussions about the decision to remove or leave a Quotation posted on the Site.

You understand and accept that we may edit Quotations submitted to the Site for the sake of accuracy, completeness or for legal or other reasons.

You understand that you cannot post links to other sites on the Site and that you are not permitted to post or transmit chain letters, pyramid or money schemes on the Site.

The views, opinions and beliefs expressed in the Quotations on this Site are not those of Quotables and no endorsement is made by Quotables as to the accuracy or completeness of the content. You should not rely on the content.


You agree and confirm that:

A. all information provided by you to us is accurate, true and up to date in all respects and at all times;

B. nothing in the Quotations you upload to the Site will infringe the copyright or any other right of any person, breach any contract or duty of confidence, be defamatory, obscene, offensive, indecent, harassing, threatening, breach anyone’s privacy or may constitute a contempt of court or be calculated to bring any person into disrepute; and

C. all Quotations will comply with any additional terms or requirements on the Site and you will at all times comply with the Terms.

You agree to indemnify us and keep us indemnified from and against all claims, damages, expenses, costs and liabilities (including legal fees) relating to or arising from your use of the Site and/or Membership or arising from any breach or suspected breach of the Terms by you or your violation of any law or the rights of any third party.


Personal information you are asked to supply or you supply voluntarily as part of the registration or upload process ("Your Data"), will be used by us, Quotables, service providers and by our subcontractors, employees, agents and advisors (including legal advisors) as follows: (i) to administer your Membership; (ii) in making decisions about whether the Quotation you seek to upload onto the Site should be accepted, rejected or used; and/or (iii) as set out on the Site or the Terms. In addition, we may, at our discretion disclose this information to the police, regulatory bodies or any legal advisers in connection with any alleged criminal offence or suspected breach of the Terms by you or otherwise where required by law.

Except as set out above (or where we agree otherwise with you e.g. in relation to contacting you for marketing), Your Data will be kept private and confidential, will not be passed on to third parties without your express consent and will be used in accordance with our Privacy Policy. By becoming a Member and/or using the Site you are agreeing to Your Data being used as set out above.


In accessing the Site, you agree to do so only for your own personal, non-commercial use and in accordance with the Terms. Unless otherwise stated, you may not copy, reproduce, download, post, store (including in any other website), distribute, transmit, broadcast, commercially exploit or modify in any way the Site’s material or content or permit or assist any third party to do the same.

You agree to only use the Site for lawful purposes, in a manner which does not improperly infringe the rights of, or restrict or inhibit the use and enjoyment of, the Site by any third party. Such restriction or inhibition includes, but is not limited to, conduct which is libellous, in breach of anyone’s privacy or which may harass, cause real distress or inconvenience to any person and the transmission of obscene or offensive content or interruption of the normal flow of dialogue within the Site.

Content may be made available with advertising or sponsorship. Your obligations in relation to this are the same as the content to which these adverts or sponsorship relate.

Any copying, reproduction or any other form of distribution of the Site or Quotations other than in accordance with these Terms is prohibited and will constitute a copyright infringement.

This Site may contain links to other websites. These links are provided for your convenience to provide further information regarding the Quotations. They do not signify that we endorse the website(s). We do not accept responsibility for the content of the linked website(s).


Although we ask all Members to submit Quotations that comply with the Terms, you acknowledge that Quotations uploaded by other Members may include material you consider offensive or objectionable.

If you become aware of any misuse of the Site or wish to complain about any Quotation or material on the Site or believe any of your rights have been violated e.g. your copyright infringed, you have been defamed etc., please contact us at

You will need to include:

  • Nature of your complaint and location within the Site of the particular content or Member.

  • For copyright disputes, identification of the copyrighted work you claim has been infringed and a statement that you have a good-faith belief the disputed use is not authorised by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law and that you are the owner of the copyright interest involved or are authorised to act on behalf of the owner.

  • Your name, address, telephone number and email address and such other information as we may reasonably request.


We reserve the right to modify, suspend or discontinue the Site or any part of it (including the availability of any features of the Site or pages on the Site) at any time and without notice or liability to you. We are also entitled to suspend or terminate your Membership or access to any part of the Site at any time if you breach the Terms or for technical reasons.

You may terminate your Membership at any time, for any reason, by following the instructions in your profile or within your account. Even after your Membership is terminated (for whatever reason) the Terms will remain in full force and effect. Your Quotations will remain on the Site – please contact us - - with details of any Quotations you would like to be removed and we will try to remove them.


While Quotables endeavours to ensure that the information on the Website is correct, we do not warrant the accuracy and completeness of the material on the Website. We may make changes to the material on the Website, or to the services and fees described in it, at any time without notice. The material on the Website may be out of date, and we make no commitment to update such material.

The material on the Website is provided "as is", without any conditions, warranties or other terms of any kind. Accordingly, to the maximum extent permitted by law, we provide you with the Website on the basis that we exclude all representations, warranties, conditions and other terms (including, without limitation, the conditions implied by law of satisfactory quality, fitness for purpose and the use of reasonable care and skill) which, but for the Terms, might have effect in relation to the Website.

We do not warrant or guarantee that any portion of the Website will be free of infection by viruses, worms, Trojan horses or anything else manifesting, contaminating or destructive properties; or that access to the Website will be uninterrupted or error-free. No person affiliated, or claiming affiliation, with us has the authority to extend such warranties.

We do not claim that the information on any specific subject contained on our Website is accurate, comprehensive, verified, complete or error free. Commentary and other materials posted on our Website are not intended to amount to advice on which reliance should be placed. We therefore disclaim all liability (whether arising in contract, tort or otherwise) and responsibility arising from any reliance placed by any user on materials and information available through our Website.


The names, images and logos identifying Quotables, its associated companies or third parties and their products and services are proprietary marks of these parties. Nothing in the Terms shall be construed as conferring any licence or right under any intellectual property right of Quotables, its associated companies or any other third party unless expressly stated otherwise.

All copyright, trade marks and other intellectual property rights in the Site (including the design, arrangement and look and feel) and all material, software or content supplied as part of the Site, other than Quotations, shall remain at all times the property of Quotables, or its licensors, and protected by copyright law.


The Terms shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of England. Any disputes arising from the Site or Terms will be decided only by the English courts.

If any of the Terms are held by any court of competent authority to be unlawful, invalid or unenforceable, in whole or in part, this will not affect the validity of the remaining Terms which will continue to be valid and enforceable to the fullest extent permitted by law.

Quotables can transfer its rights and obligations under the Terms to any company, firm or person provided this does not affect your rights under the Terms. You may not transfer or assign your rights or obligations under the Terms to anyone else and your Membership is personal to you.

May 2010
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