Terms of Use

These Terms of Use, along with our Privacy Policy govern your use of the website and other products and services offered by Pocket-lint (Services) or its affiliates.

Please review these Terms carefully before using the Services because they affect your rights.  By using any of the Services, you accept these Terms and agree to be legally bound by them.

Copyright in Pocket-lint (including but not limited to text, photographs, graphics and software) *unless otherwise stated* is owned by or licensed to the publishers, Pocket-lint Limited. All rights are hereby reserved by Pocket-lint Limited.

Users may access content in Pocket-lint solely for their own personal, non-commercial use. Users may not otherwise download or copy, store in any medium (including any other website), distribute, transmit, re-transmit, modify or show in public any part of Pocket-lint without the prior written consent of Pocket-lint Limited unless agreed with by Pocket-lint.

If you wish to make inquiries about a licence to reproduce material from the website you can find more information here.

Our sites contain advertisements and links to other sites which allow users to leave our pages.

We are not responsible for the privacy practices, policies or the content of such websites.

You should be aware that cookies may be used by sites you visit via a link from our site and as such information relating to your browsing of our site may be accessible by third parties.

Where relevant we will insert links to retailers in our articles to allow you to buy products that we recommend. In most cases these shopping links will contain a small piece of code that identifies to the retailer that you've come from Pocket-lint and by doing so allows them to send Pocket-lint a small bounty in return if you buy something.  

Affiliate links have become a common practice in online publishing. The money allows us, alongside other methods, to pay for the high-quality journalism we invest in every day.

Our affiliate program functions independently of our editorial process and our editors do not benefit from picking out specific deals.

We do not take any responsibility of losses occurred by following the advice given in our articles. You are solely responsible for your own decisions and investments you make. Any decision you make is purely your responsibility. 

Pocket-lint works with a number of companies to create promotional, paid for, articles that are written in collaboration with the company in question. A Pocket-lint promotion will always be clearly marked at the top of the article, and does not impact on the editorial process of our other articles, reviews, features or buyer's guides. Some of the links in the article may record clicks to be able to report how effective the Pocket-lint promotion has been with our readers.

You agree that when using the Pocket-lint you will not post or otherwise transmit Content which violates the rights of a third party or which is unlawful, harmful, threatening, abusive, argumentative, flaming, hateful, offensive harassing, defamatory, vulgar, obscene, indecent, libellous, invasive of another’s privacy or contains any illegal content.

We also ask you not to attempt to harvest Content or IP addresses or attempt to upload software that would destroy or limit the functionality of this website.

You acknowledge that you are solely responsible for maintaining a secure password for the purpose of gaining access to the commenting sections of this Website.

​Information, data, text, music, software, sound, photographs, graphics, video, messages or other materials may be posted or uploaded (in public or privately) on to designated areas of the Pocket-lint site by users and members of the public.

Any information, data, text, music, software, sound, photographs, graphics, video, messages or other materials which are posted or uploaded on to Pocket-lint via users or otherwise transmitted through this website is referred to as "User Generated Content".

Pocket-lint ltd does not control User Generated Content and, as such, is not responsible for it in any way whatsoever. In particular, Pocket-lint ltd does not guarantee the accuracy, integrity or quality of such User Generated Content. Pocket-lint ltd shall have the right (but not the obligation) in its sole discretion to delete, edit, lock, move or remove any Content without notice.

If you upload, post or otherwise transmit any User Generated Content to a public part of Pocket-lint you are wholly responsible for it. You also grant Pocket-lint ltd and its partners an irrevocable, perpetual, royalty­ free right to use, distribute, copy, edit, adapt, license, distribute, transmit, publish, publicly perform or display any such User Generated Content in any form or medium anywhere in the World; and irrevocably and unconditionally waive any moral rights or similar rights you have in any User Generated Content pursuant to the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988 (as amended, superseded or replaced from time to time) (the "Act") or equivalent legislation anywhere in the World.

If you provide information to Pocket-lint on or through this Website, Pocket-lint will use it in accordance with the terms of its p​rivacy policy. ​That privacy policy forms part of these Terms and Conditions and by using this Website you acknowledge and agree that you have read and accept the terms of that privacy policy.

We only send you emails based on what you’ve asked for, like our email newsletter.

If you don’t want to receive our newsletter any longer you can stop it via a link in the email we've sent you.

If you do not want to receive emails or other information we've contacted you about you can unsubscribe at any time.

Competitions are handled via Gleam. Data is stored in an EU Privacy Shield-Compliant facility. The service allows anyone to request for their account or data to be deleted. Gleam by nature is a consent-based platform, users specifically give consent to enter campaigns and the data they provide is only ever shared with the owner of the campaign.

We might ask you for a range of information to enter the competition like your email address, so we can contact you in the future, your age so we can ensure you are over 18, or your address so we can post something to you, like a competition prize.

If you take part in any competition which is run on or through this Website you agree to be bound by the Online Competition Rules and any other rules specified by Pocket-lint ltd from time to time (“Competition Rules”) and by the decisions of Pocket-lint ltd

Competitions are only open to residents of the countries stated on the competition, and excludes employees of the sponsor, Pocket-lint and their families.

All entries must be submitted through the Pocket-lint competition web page and will not be accepted via any other means, eg, post, fax or e-mail.

Pocket-lint reserves the right to disqualify incomplete, altered or illegal entries.

No responsibility is accepted for incomplete entries due to server error or other causes beyond our control.

A Pocket-lint member of staff or a guest judge will choose winning entries.

The prizewinner will receive the prize as featured in the corresponding competition. There is no cash alternative to the prizes.

The winner will be notified by e-mail within 28 days of the end of the competition. Winner's details such as name and where in the country they live may be posted on Pocket-lint within 28 days of the end of the competition. We will not however publicly publish full address details.