We have created a service called Mission:Explore and would love for you and every human you know to use it. It can be found at MissionExplore.Net where you will also find links to other lovely Mission:Explore things like our award winning children's books and app. Mission:Explore has been created in co-operation between The Geography Collective and The Workshop.
Our service, for individual explorers, is free.
When planning and attempting missions (activities or challenges) you find on Mission:Explore always follow our advice and use a decent amount of common sense to ensure you don't come to any harm.
Points: Successfully do a mission and you will win points. Sometimes you will be able to win bonus points by answering a question.
Badges: Win 1,000 or more badge points and you will earn an online badge. Some badges are easier to win than others.
Additional terms may apply to certain Missions or rewards.
Be friendly, safe and fair.
It's against our rules and you may be suspended if you post:
Always take care when out exploring and do not take any unnecessary risks. As with all activities in life all the Missions involve some level of benefit and risk to your health, attempting any physical activity can lead to physical injury or death. You are responsible for taking precautions as necessary to protect yourself, fellow users, the community and environment in which you are exploring. Don't be stupid, if you can't remove or reduce a risk to a reasonably safe level don't attempt the Mission. Mission:Explore and our Partners assume no responsibility for the content of the Platform, for what users do or how they use the Platform, or for any harm (including death) that occurs in connection with using the Platform including the Missions that appear on it. We cannot and do not visit every location where Missions appear and so do not guarantee access to or safety of the locations and routes to where Missions are found. Users attempt, complete and report on Missions at their own risk.
Please read this Agreement carefully before accessing or using the Platform. By accessing or using any part of the platform, you agree to become bound by the terms and conditions of this agreement. If you do not agree to all the terms and conditions of this agreement, then you may not access the Website or use any services. If these terms and conditions are considered an offer by Mission:Explore, acceptance is expressly limited to these terms.
If you create an account and associated profile on the Platform, you are responsible for maintaining its security and are fully responsible for all activities that occur under the account and any other actions taken in connection with the account. You must not describe or assign keywords to your account in a misleading or unlawful manner, including in a manner intended to trade on the name or reputation of others, and Mission:Explore may change or remove any description, keyword or content that it considers inappropriate or unlawful, or otherwise likely to cause Mission:Explore liability. You must immediately notify Mission:Explore of any unauthorised uses of your account or any other breaches of security. Mission:Explore will not be liable for any acts or omissions by You, including any damages of any kind incurred as a result of such acts or omissions.
Only charities and public sector organisations may hold an account and publish missions on MissionExplore.Net. Exceptions may be made for partnership working and under special conditions outside of this agreement.
If you operate an account, post a comment, material on, links or otherwise make (or allow any third party to make) material available by means of the Mission:Explore (any such material, “Content”), You are entirely responsible for the content of, and any harm resulting from, that Content. That is the case regardless of whether the Content in question constitutes text, graphics, video, an audio file, or computer software. By making Content available, you represent and warrant that:
If any royalties or fees are payable to third parties as a result of you sharing content which you do not have the rights to use and in accordance to this Agreement you will be responsible for any resulting payments.
By submitting Content to Mission:Explore for inclusion on the Mission:Explore platform or other services you grant Mission:Explore and its partners/premium service customers a world-wide, royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable and non-exclusive license to reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, display, perform and otherwise exploit the Content solely for the purpose of displaying, distributing and promotion of their work, services, products and missions. For example, a partner may include a picture and your description of it within a blog post on their website.
By submitting Content to Mission:Explore for inclusion on the Mission:Explore platform or other services you also grant all users the right to access your content and to reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, display, perform and otherwise exploit the Content solely for non-commercial and personal use."
If you delete Content, Mission:Explore will use reasonable efforts to remove it from the Platform, but you acknowledge that caching or references to the Content may not be made immediately unavailable.
Without limiting any of these representations or warranties, Mission:Explore has the right (though not the obligation) to, in Mission:Explore's sole discretion (i) refuse or remove any content that, in Mission:Explore's reasonable opinion, violates any Mission:Explore policy, fails to meet our basic standards as stated in the Mission:Explore content creation guidelines, or is in any way harmful or objectionable, or (ii) terminate or deny access to and use of the Platform to any individual or entity for any reason, in Mission:Explore's sole discretion.
Mission:Explore is under no obligation to edit or control User Content and is in no way liable for it. Mission:Explore does not vet users of the Platform. You post, access and use all Content on the platform at your own risk. Mission:Explore shall not be liable for any damages or losses as a result of using the Platform, Services and Content and nor shall our partners.
It is our aim for the Missions and content to be reasonably safe. Mission:Explore has not reviewed, and cannot review, all of the Missions, Content and other material posted to the Platform, and cannot therefore be responsible for that material's content, use or effects. By operating the Platform, Mission:Explore does not represent or imply that it endorses the material there posted, or that it believes such material to be accurate, useful or non-harmful.
Suggested locations for Missions does not in any way guarantee that the location or Mission is safe, approprite or reasonable. Some locations or Missions may be highly dangerous due to changes in circumstances, location error or inappropriate activity suggestions. All users are advised to make their own assessments before attempting any Missions and to follow the provided advice. Mission:Explore and its partners take no responsibility for the behaviour of users or for any harm, bodily injury or death that may happen as a result of using this website. You use Mission:Explore at your own risk and should apply a good dose of common sense when attempting any challenge. You will find lots of common sense and advice on the Mission:Explore training page.
Sometimes locations where the missions and activities on Mission:Explore are located are closed or not accessible. It is your responsibility to follow the law and not trespass.
You are responsible for taking precautions as necessary to protect your computer systems while attempting ""Missions"" from viruses, worms, Trojan horses, and other harmful or destructive content. The Platform may contain content that is offensive, indecent, or otherwise objectionable, as well as content containing technical inaccuracies, typographical mistakes, and other errors. The Platform may also contain material that violates the privacy or publicity rights, or infringes the intellectual property and other proprietary rights, of third parties, or the downloading, copying or use of which is subject to additional terms and conditions, stated or unstated. Mission:Explore disclaims any responsibility for any harm resulting from the use by visitors of the Mission:Explore, or from any downloading by those visitors of content there posted.
We have not reviewed, and cannot review, all of the material, including computer software, made available through the websites and webpages to which the Platform links, and that link to the Platform. Mission:Explore does not have any control over those non-Mission:Explore websites and webpages, and is not responsible for their contents or their use. By linking to a non-Mission:Explore website or webpage, Mission:Explore does not represent or imply that it endorses such website or webpage. You are responsible for taking precautions as necessary to protect yourself and your computer systems from viruses, worms, Trojan horses, and other harmful or destructive content. Mission:Explore disclaims any responsibility for any harm resulting from your use of non-Platform websites and webpages.
As Mission:Explore asks others to respect its intellectual property rights, it respects the intellectual property rights of others. If you believe that material located on or linked to by the Platform violates your copyright, you are encouraged to notify Mission:Explore. Mission:Explore will respond to all such notices, including as required or appropriate by removing the infringing material or disabling all links to the infringing material. In the case of a visitor who may infringe or repeatedly infringes the copyrights or other intellectual property rights of Mission:Explore or others, Mission:Explore may, in its discretion, terminate or deny access to and use of the Website. In the case of such termination, Mission:Explore will have no obligation to provide a refund of any amounts previously paid to Mission:Explore.
This Agreement does not transfer from Mission:Explore to you any Mission:Explore or third party intellectual property, and all rights, title and interest in and to such property will remain (as between the parties) solely with Mission:Explore. Mission:Explore, The Geography Collective, The Workshop (Sheffield) logos, and all other trademarks, service marks, graphics and logos used in connection with Mission:Explore, or the Platform are trademarks or registered trademarks of Mission:Explore or Mission:Explore's licensors. Other trademarks, service marks, graphics and logos used in connection with the Platform may be the trademarks of other third parties. Your use of the Platform grants you no right or license to reproduce or otherwise use any Mission:Explore or third-party trademarks.
Mission:Explore reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to modify or replace any part of this Agreement. It is your responsibility to check this Agreement periodically for changes. Your continued use of or access to the Platform following the posting of any changes to this Agreement constitutes acceptance of those changes. Mission:Explore may also, in the future, offer new services and/or features through the Platform (including, the release of new tools, functionality and resources). Such new features, functions and/or services shall be subject to the terms and conditions of this Agreement.
Premium Account Holders: Currently only third sector organisations (charities, community groups and public bodies including schools) can hold a Premium Account on MissionExplore.Net. Exceptions may be granted for jointly branded partnership working between commercial organisations and a third sector organisations.
Premium account holders can use the Mission:Explore platform to suggest activities called missions for children and families to complete. By completing missions users can earn badges. Missions, badges and your own 'home page' can be branded and linked to your own website.
Services: We offer a range of optional Premium Services to Premium Account Holders. These include but are not limited to:
These services are usually purchased through one of our plans, but please contact us with any special requests.
Payment: Optional Premium Services such as mission creation, sponsorship and hosting are available on the Platform. By selecting a Premium Service you agree to pay Mission:Explore the relevant one-off or subscription fees. Payments will be charged or invoiced on the day you sign up for a premium service and will cover the use of that service for the period as indicated or agreed. The premium service will not start until the first agreed payment has been received. Premium service fees are not refundable. Mission:Explore reserves the right to change the payment terms and fees upon thirty (30) days prior warning to you. Premium Services can be cancelled by you at anytime on 30 days written notice to Mission:Explore but payment must be made to cover the relevant period or completed services.
Support: Premium Services include access to Feedback and Email support. "Email support" means the ability to make requests for technical support assistance by email at any time with reasonable efforts by Mission:Explore to respond as soon as possible. "Feedback support" means access to the users voice help and feedback service which can be accessed through the orange 'Help and Feedback' tab which can be seen at all time on the bottom right of the screen when logged into Mission:Explore.
Mission Creation: Premium Service customers may purchase Mission Space for creating activities, challenges and/or missions ("Missions") within agreed limits. Limits are usually set by the number of Missions which are allowed to be published live simultaneously over an agreed period of time for a fee. For some customers an unlimited number of Missions may be allowed within an agreed geographical area and period of time. For the purposes of premium missions and rewards "Lifetime" agreements refer to the lifetime of the Mission:Explore website. As long as the Mission:Explore website is live any services bought under Lifetime plans will also be live, may this be 1 or 100 years.
Premium Account holders are solely and entirely responsible for all content that is published on Mission:Explore. While we provide a risk-benefit assessment tool to use when creating missions, you should carry out your own safety checks, risk assessments and are fully insured. To be clear we will accept no liability for content which you have created. We recommend that you make clear editorial roles within your team and consider having a single person who is responsible for publishing any content live.
We welcome and encourage partnership working and will allow jointly branded projects that use a single Premium Service account. Premium Service Account holders may not create and publish content or Missions for or on the behalf of other brands or organisations without written permission from Mission:Explore.
All Content and Missions must adhere to the Mission creation guidelines (including but not limited to guidance on branding, locations, safety and writing styles) and Mission:Explore reserves the right to refuse publication or to remove contributions which do not meet the correct standard. We reserve the right to not explain why we approve or remove a Mission or other content from the Platform, but aim to give reasons and support partners in creating approvable Missions.
Mission:Explore may terminate your access to all or any part of the Platform at any time, with or without cause, with or without notice, effective immediately. If you wish to terminate this Agreement or your Mission:Explore account (if you have one), you may simply discontinue using the Platform. All provisions of this Agreement which by their nature should survive termination shall survive termination, including, without limitation, ownership provisions, warranty disclaimers, indemnity and limitations of liability.
The Mission:Explore Platform is provided “as is”. Mission:Explore and its suppliers and licensors hereby disclaim all warranties of any kind, express or implied, including, without limitation, the warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose and non-infringement. Neither Mission:Explore nor its suppliers and licensors, makes any warranty that the Platform will be error free or that access thereto will be continuous or uninterrupted. You understand that you download from, or otherwise obtain content or services through, the Platform at your own discretion and risk.
In no event will Mission:Explore, or its suppliers or licensors, be liable with respect to any subject matter of this agreement under any contract, negligence, strict liability or other legal or equitable theory for: (i) any special, incidental or consequential damages; (ii) the cost of procurement or substitute products or services; (iii) for interruption of use or loss or corruption of data; or (iv) for any amounts that exceed the fees paid by you to Mission:Explore under this agreement during the twelve (12) month period prior to the cause of action. Mission:Explore shall have no liability for any failure or delay due to matters beyond their reasonable control. The foregoing shall not apply to the extent prohibited by applicable law.
You agree to indemnify and hold harmless Mission:Explore, its contractors, and its licensors, and their respective directors, officers, employees and agents from and against any and all claims and expenses, including attorneys' fees, arising out of your use of the Platform, including but not limited to your violation of this Agreement.
This Agreement constitutes the entire agreement between Mission:Explore and you concerning the subject matter hereof, and they may only be modified by a written amendment signed by an authorized executive of Mission:Explore, or by the posting by Mission:Explore of a revised version. Except to the extent applicable law, if any, provides otherwise, this Agreement, any access to or use of the Platform will be governed by the laws of England, the United Kingdom, excluding its conflict of law provisions, and the proper venue for any disputes arising out of or relating to any of the same will be the courts located in London, England. Except for claims for injunctive or equitable relief or claims regarding intellectual property rights (which may be brought in any competent court without the posting of a bond), any dispute arising under this Agreement shall be finally settled in accordance with the Centre for Effective Dispute Resolution (CEDR), UK. The prevailing party in any action or proceeding to enforce this Agreement shall be entitled to costs and solicitors' fees. If any part of this Agreement is held invalid or unenforceable, that part will be construed to reflect the parties' original intent, and the remaining portions will remain in full force and effect. A waiver by either party of any term or condition of this Agreement or any breach thereof, in any one instance, will not waive such term or condition or any subsequent breach thereof. You may assign your rights under this Agreement to any party that consents to, and agrees to be bound by, its terms and conditions; Mission:Explore may assign its rights under this Agreement without condition. This Agreement will be binding upon and will inure to the benefit of the parties, their successors and permitted assigns.
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