Terms and Conditions

These terms and conditions apply to your use of the www.tompalmer.co.uk (“the website”) and were last updated on 20th May 2019.

Please read these Terms and Conditions carefully before you start using the website. They may be updated from time to time so please check it regularly.

By accessing the website you will be deemed to have accepted, and be bound by, these terms and conditions.

If you do not agree to be bound by these Terms and Conditions, please leave this website now.

Any enquiries about this website should be directed to admin@tompalmer.co.uk


1.1 These Terms and Conditions should be read in conjunction with the Privacy Policy for the website, which tells you how we collect and use information you provide to us.

1.2 If you do not agree to the terms of the Privacy Policy, please do not use the website.


2.1 This website is operated by Tom Palmer.

2.2 Tom Palmer is a children’s author.


3.1 We try to make sure our website is up to date and accurate but we are unable to guarantee the accuracy or completeness of all the information on the website. Therefore, before you rely on the website do check the information we have provided.


4.1  Under no circumstances may information contained on this website be treated as any form of legal advice.

4.2 If you need such advice, please consult your own professional advisers.


5.1 We are the owner or the licensee or permitted user of all materials that appear on, and all rights in such materials and this website. These rights include copyright, design rights and all other intellectual property rights.

5.2 If you acquire any rights in or to the website or materials on it, you agree to assign those rights, on a worldwide basis, to us and unconditionally and irrevocably to waive all moral rights you may have acquired in the website.


6.1 You may use this website for lawful purposes only. You must not use the website in any way that breaches any applicable local, national or international law or regulation, or which is in any way unlawful or fraudulent.

6.2 You are allowed to access, download and print the materials on this website for your own personal, non-commercial use.

6.3  You must not without first obtaining our prior written permission:

a) use any of the materials on the website for commercial purposes;
b) copy, distribute or transfer any material on this website, in whole or in part, in particular you must not post any materials on any other website or make them accessible through any other media or platform such as “youtube”;
c) alter any materials which you download or print from the website;
d) frame or link (including deep link) to the website;


7.1 Certain names, words, phrases, logos, graphics, or designs on the pages of this website may constitute registered or unregistered trademarks of Tom Palmer.

7.2 You are not entitled to reproduce or use in any way any of our trademarks (or those of any third party) without our (or their) written permission.


8.1 We reserve the right to suspend access to the website or remove it from use indefinitely without notice.

8.2 We accept no liability to you if the website becomes either temporarily or permanently unavailable.

8.3 In addition, we do not warrant that the functions or materials on, or access from, this website shall be uninterrupted or free from errors.


9.1 We reserve the right to alter, remove or update materials and information on the website at any time without notice.


10.1 We reserve the right to update and alter these Terms and Conditions from time to time.

10.2 It is your responsibility to check the terms and conditions regularly in order to be aware of any changes which are made to them.

10.3 By continuing to access this website after the Terms and Conditions have changed, you are agreeing that you have read, understood and agree to be bound by the updated Terms and Conditions.


11.1 It is a breach of these Terms and Conditions and may be a be a criminal offence under the Computer Misuse Act 1990 for you to wilfully damage this website by introducing viruses, trojans, worms, logic bombs or other harmful materials which may adversely affect the operation of any computer or program. We will be entitled to disclose to any relevant authority any information we have that may be relevant to the investigation on a potential criminal offence.

11.2 We cannot guarantee that the website is free from viruses or other harmful material and will not be liable for any loss or damage suffered by you as a result of viruses or other harmful material which they access from this website.

11.3 You are solely responsible for ensuring that you have suitable equipment and security and virus protection in place before using the website.

11.4 You must not attempt to gain unauthorised access to our website, the server on which our website is stored or any server computer or database connected to our website.


12.1 You must not create any links to the website without our prior written consent

12.2 This website may include links to other websites. These links are provided solely for the convenience of users.

12.3 We are not responsible for the content of any website which you access through the website and will not be liable for any loss or damage you incur as a result of your use of such websites.


13.1 We make no guarantees, warranties or conditions about the accuracy of the content of this website.

13.2 To the extent allowed by law, we expressly exclude liability for any loss or damage incurred by you which results from the use or reliance on, or inability to use, this website.

13.3 However, nothing in these Terms and Conditions shall affect our liability to you for death or personal injury caused by our negligence, nor our liability for fraud or serious misrepresentations, nor any other liability which cannot be excluded or limited under applicable law.


14.1 These Terms and Conditions are governed by and shall be construed and interpreted in accordance with the laws of England and Wales and shall be subject to the non-exclusive jurisdiction of the English courts.


15.1 Tom Palmer reserves the right to modify or withdraw, temporarily or permanently, this Website, and the material contained within (or any part) without notice to you and you confirm that we shall not be liable to you for any modification to or withdrawal of the Website or its contents.

15.2 When entering a competition, we will retain the details you supply. We will not sell or share your name, address, e-mail address or personal information to any third party without your explicit permission.

15.3 If you have used our contact form to sign up for any materials or newsletters, we look forward to updating you on our latest news and special offers via e-mail.

15.4 You have the option to opt-out of receiving marketing communications from us. If you wish to opt out of the emails we sent you please click here to unsubscribe or email unsubscribe@tompalmer.co.uk or by clicking the “unsubscribe” link in any email. We will then unsubscribe you from our mailing list within 5 working days.


  1. Promotion prizes will be set within the competition copy.
  2. Promotions are open to the residents of the United Kingdom only. Entrants must be over 18 years of age.
  3. Tom Palmer (the ‘Promoter’) reserves the right to verify the eligibility of entrants.
  4. No purchase is necessary to enter the Promotion.
  5. Entrants must enter the competition as instructed in copy.
  6. By submitting a competition entry and opting in to receive future marketing communication, the entrant will be automatically registered to receive Tom’s e-newsletter. Entrants can unsubscribe from Tom’s e-newsletter at any time by clicking the unsubscribe link within Tom’s e-newsletter.
  7. All personal details will be handled in accordance with the Promoter’s privacy statement, available at www.tompalmer.co.uk/privacy …
  8. One Prize Draw entrant will be selected by Tom Palmer. The closing time and date for entry is stimulated in copy. Any submitted entries received after this time will be included in the following draw.
  9. The Prize Draw winner will be drawn at random under independent supervision on the specified date and will be notified up to 14 days after the end of this period. The judge’s decision is final. Any correspondence will only be entered into at the discretion of the Promoter.
  10. By entering the Promotion, entrants agree to take part in any publicity related to the Promotion, including photography and publication of their names.
  11. The Promoter will not be liable if the Prize cannot be taken by a winner for any reason beyond the control of the Promoter. Return of prize notification as undeliverable or failure to respond to a prize notification within a reasonable time will result in disqualification and an alternate winner may be selected at the Promoter’s discretion.  In the event that a winner declines his or her prize the Promoter may elect, at its own discretion, to select an alternative winner.
  12. The Promoter cannot accept responsibility for any entries that fail to be included in the draw for any reason whatsoever.
  13. The Promoter (nor any of its agencies) accepts no responsibility or liability for any error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operation or transmission, communications line failure, theft, destruction, alteration of, or unauthorised access to registrations, or registrations lost, incomplete or delayed whether or not arising during operation or transmission as a result of server failures, virus, bugs or other causes outside its reasonable control. All lost, damaged or incomplete registrations will be deemed invalid. Proof of registration shall not be proof of delivery or receipt.
  14. By entering the Promotion, the entrant hereby warrants that all information submitted is true, current and complete.
  15. Details of the Promotion are correct at the time of publication but are subject to change without prior notice.
  16. The Promotion and these terms and conditions are governed by English law and the exclusive jurisdiction of the English courts and any dispute in relation to them shall be heard by the English courts.
  17. The Promoter can be contacted as follows:


  1. The Promoter and its related companies shall not be liable for the Prize in any way whatsoever.
  2. All exclusions and/or limitations of liability set out in these terms and conditions shall not apply to the Promoter’s liability for death or personal injury through negligence, or for fraud or fraudulent misrepresentation.
  3. The Promoter reserves the right to provide substitute Prizes of equal or greater value should the specified prizes become unavailable for reasons beyond its reasonable control. No cash alternative will be offered.
  4. Redemption of the Prize may be subject to further terms and conditions.

17 Author Visit Booking Conditions

We have a fair and common-sense cancellation policy.

1 a If a cancellation is made due to unforeseen weather/ travel incidents, no fee will be invoiced to you.  If I have incurred any receipted travel or hotel expenses I will endeavour to obtain re-imbursement from them in the first instance.

1b If I am delayed due to unforeseen weather/ travel incidents and if the visit is shortened by over an hour a reduction in the whole fee may be agreed.

2 Before the period of 30 working days prior to the visit, if you postpone or cancel,  provided that we are able to find a replacement school for that date, we will then immediately invoice you for any receipted advance travel or hotel expenses we have incurred; and the whole fee (as agreed upon our original confirmation of booking) will be waived.  However, if we are unable to find a replacement booking for that date, a charge of 50% of the fee (as agreed upon our confirmation of booking) will be invoiced to you.

3 a During the period of 30 working days prior to the visit, if you need to cancel then the whole fee (as agreed upon our confirmation of booking) will be invoiced to you.

3 b During the period of 30 working days prior to the visit, if you need to make a postponement please let us know as soon as possible.  We will then immediately invoice you for a non-refundable deposit of 50% of the fee (as agreed upon our original confirmation of booking) plus any receipted advance travel expenses that have been incurred.  After the visit on the new agreed date, the remaining 50% of the fee (as agreed upon our original confirmation of booking) will then be invoiced to you plus any additional travel expenses.

4 Please note that I am happy to work around any Ofsted visit, so do not worry.  During a recent school inspection Ofsted said of my visit, “The work of this author is making a valuable contribution to improving pupils’ writing.”