Terms and Conditions
Your access to and use of the iHubbub Website is subject exclusively to these Terms and Conditions. You will not use the Website for any purpose that is unlawful or prohibited by these Terms and Conditions.
This page (together with the documents referred to on it) tells you the terms and conditions on which we supply any of the services (Services) listed on our website www.ihubbub.com (our site) to businesses and individuals (you) that use our site in whatever way to engage with other businesses or individuals.
The terms and conditions on this page do not apply to people who have accessed this site in order to seek employment (job seekers). Please read these terms and conditions carefully before using any of the Services and content on our site. By using the Website you are fully accepting the terms, conditions and disclaimers contained in this notice. If you do not accept these Terms and Conditions you must immediately stop using the Website.
You should print a copy of these terms and conditions for future reference.
Please click on the button marked "I Accept" at the end of these terms and conditions if you accept them.
Please understand that if you refuse to accept these terms and conditions, you will not be able to use any of the Services on the iHubbub Website and you should immediately stop using the iHubbub website.
1. Information about us
www.ihubbub.com (we) is a site operated by Remote Employment Limited. We are registered in England and Wales under company number 6323606 and with our registered office at 1A Meadowview Close, Perham Down, Wilts SP11 9JX. Our VAT number is 920 2325 70.
2. Your status
2.1 By using any services through our site, you warrant that:
- You are legally capable of entering into binding contracts;
- You are at least 18 years old; and
- If the person using the site does so on your behalf and you are a company, that such person has authority to bind the company contractually.
2.2 By using our site you agree never to use it in an improper way of any sort. You will not post or upload any abusive, personal or indecent content of any type or where that content relates to another member or user of our site, or to the iHubbub site or its staff. Should this ever happen we reserve the right to take whatever action we deem to be appropriate.
3. Our status
3.1 The Services that we provide are described on our site which can be described as a social network for home workers. This involves providing users of the site with access to a wide scope of information and activities to enable introductions and contacts to be made to other users of the site. Basic membership of iHubbub is free although we may charge you for certain Services in accordance with the pricing details on our site. We are not a party to any contact or contract between you and any other user of our site and will bear no liability in respect of such contacts or contracts.
3.2 We DISCLAIM all liability and responsibility arising from any comment, content or advice of any sort that is posted on our site by any member or visitor to our site. Complaints about abuse and/or the misuse of our website by any of its members or visitors can be emailed to email@example.com
3.4 Commentary and other materials on our site is not intended to amount to advice on which reliance should be placed. We therefore DISCLAIM all liability and responsibility arising from any reliance placed on such material by you or anyone who may be informed of any of its contents. The contents of iHubbub website do not constitute advice and should not be relied upon in making or refraining from making, any decision.
3.5 We may also provide links on our site to the websites of other companies, whether affiliated with us or not. We cannot give any undertaking, that products or services you purchase from third party sellers through our site, or from companies to whose website we have provided a link on our site, or an introduction of any sort, will be of satisfactory quality (in respect of products) or provided with reasonable care and skill (in respect of services), and any such warranties are DISCLAIMED by us absolutely. This DISCLAIMER does not affect your statutory rights against the third party seller.
Links from our site to third party websites that are controlled and maintained by others. Any link to other websites is not an endorsement of such websites and you acknowledge and agree that we are not responsible for the content or availability of any such sites.
3.6 We reserve the right to change or remove (temporarily or permanently) the Website or any part of it without notice and you confirm that iHubbub shall not be liable to you for any such change or removal
3.7 We reserve the right to disable and individual’s or business’s use of the iHubbub website, in part or whole, temporarily or permanently, and/or suspend your membership and/or subscription for whatever reason we see fit.
3.8 Indemnity:You agree to indemnify and hold iHubbub and its employees and agents harmless from and against all liabilities, legal fees, damages, losses, costs and other expenses in relation to any claims or actions brought against iHubbub arising out of any breach by you of these Terms and Conditions or other liabilities arising out of your use of this Website.
4. Price and payment
4.1 Except in cases of obvious error, the price of any Services will be as quoted on our site.
4.2 These prices exclude VAT. On all direct paid for services provided by iHubbub VAT will be added.
4.3 Prices are liable to change at any time without prior notice, but changes will not affect orders in respect of which we have already sent you a Commencement Confirmation.
4.4 Payment for all Services must be by credit or debit card, Paypal . We accept payment with Switch, Maestro, Visa, Mastercard. The charge to your credit or debit card will be made automatically upon your subscription.
4.5 Paid for Services will not commence until payments are completed and cleared.
5. Our refunds policy:
5.1 All fees are non refundable and non transferable.
6. Our liability - LIMITATION OF LIABILITY - THE READER’S ATTENTION IS PARTICULARLY DRAWN TO THE PROVISIONS OF THIS CONDITION
6.1 This condition sets out our entire financial liability (including any liability for the acts or omissions of our employees, agents and sub-contractors) to you in respect of:
- Any breach of the Contract
- Any use made by you of the content and Services on our site; and
- Any representation, statement or tortious act or omission (including negligence) arising under or in connection with your use of our website.
6.2 All warranties, conditions and other terms implied by statute or common law are, to the fullest extent permitted by law, excluded from the Contract/Terms and Condition.
6.3 Nothing in the Contract/Terms and Condition limits or excludes our liability:
- For death or personal injury resulting from negligence; or
- For any damage or liability incurred by the Customer as a result of fraud or fraudulent misrepresentation by iHubbub and its employees.
6.4 Subject to condition 6.2 and condition 6.3:
- We shall not be liable, whether in tort (including for negligence or breach of statutory duty), contract, misrepresentation or otherwise for:
- Loss of profits; or
- Loss of business; or
- Depletion of goodwill and/or similar losses; or
- Loss of anticipated savings; or
- Loss of goods; or
- Loss of contract; or
- Loss of use; or
- Loss or corruption of data or information; or
- Any special, indirect, consequential or pure economic loss, costs, damages, charges or expenses.
6.5 To the extent permitted by law, iHubbub will not be liable for any indirect or consequential loss or damage whatever (including without limitation loss of business, opportunity, data, profits) arising out of or in connection with the use of the Website.
6.6 iHubbub makes no warranty that the functionality of the Website will be uninterrupted or error free, that defects will be corrected or that the Website or the server that makes it available are free of viruses or anything else which may be harmful or destructive.
6.7 Our total liability in contract, tort (including negligence or breach of statutory duty), misrepresentation, restitution or otherwise arising in connection with the performance or contemplated performance of the Contract shall be limited to £15,000.
7.1 All copyright, trade marks and all other intellectual property rights in the Website and its content (including without limitation the Website design, text, graphics and all software and source codes connected with the Website) are owned by or licensed to iHubbub or otherwise used by iHubbub as permitted by law.
7.2 In accessing the Website you agree that you will access the content solely for your personal, non-commercial use. None of the content may be downloaded, copied, reproduced, transmitted, stored, sold or distributed without the prior written consent of the copyright holder. This excludes the downloading, copying and/or printing of pages of the Website for personal, non-commercial home use only.
8. Written communications:
Applicable laws require that some of the information or communications we send to you should be in writing. When using our site, you accept that communication with us will be mainly electronic. We will contact you by e-mail or provide you with information by posting notices on our website. For contractual purposes, you agree to this electronic means of communication and you acknowledge that all contracts, notices, information and other communications that we provide to you electronically comply with any legal requirement that such communications be in writing. This condition does not affect your statutory rights.
On all and any communication sent from iHubbub there is an opt out or unsubscribe link allowing you to unsubcribe from any communication or newsletter coming from our site.
You will see this 'unsubscribe' link at the bottom of any regular email you may receive from us.
Your verification email acts as a double confirmation that you want to join iHubbub and that you agree to opt in to receive their electronic communications. You may opt out to receive electronic communications by following the unsubscribe instructions above.
All notices given by you to us must be given to iHubbub at firstname.lastname@example.org. We may give notice to you at either the e-mail or postal address you provide to us when subscribing to membership, or in any of the ways specified above. Notice will be deemed received and properly served immediately when posted on our website, 24 hours after an e-mail is sent, or three days after the date of posting of any letter. In proving the service of any notice, it will be sufficient to prove, in the case of a letter, that such letter was properly addressed, stamped and placed in the post and, in the case of an e-mail, that such e-mail was sent to the specified e-mail address of the addressee.
10. Transfer of rights and obligations:
10.1 Any contract between you and us is binding on you and us and on our respective successors and assigns.
10.2 You may not transfer, assign, charge or otherwise dispose of a Contract, or any of your rights or obligations arising under it, without our prior written consent.
10.2 We may transfer, assign, charge, sub-contract or otherwise dispose of a Contract, or any of our rights or obligations arising under it, at any time during the term of the Contract.
11. Events outside our control:
11.1 We will not be liable or responsible for any failure to perform, or delay in performance of, any of our obligations under a Contract that is caused by events outside our reasonable control (Force Majeure Event).
11.2 A Force Majeure Event includes any act, event, non-happening, omission or accident beyond our reasonable control and includes in particular (without limitation) the following:
- Strikes, lock-outs or other industrial action.
- Civil commotion, riot, invasion, terrorist attack or threat of terrorist attack, war (whether declared or not) or threat or preparation for war.
- Fire, explosion, storm, flood, earthquake, subsidence, epidemic or other natural disaster.
- Impossibility of the use of railways, shipping, aircraft, motor transport or other means of public or private transport.
- Impossibility of the use of public or private telecommunications networks.
- The acts, decrees, legislation, regulations or restrictions of any government.
- Loss of use of 3rd party server.
11.3 Our performance under any Contract is deemed to be suspended for the period that the Force Majeure Event continues, and we will have an extension of time for performance for the duration of that period. We will use our reasonable endeavours to bring the Force Majeure Event to a close or to find a solution by which our obligations under the Contract may be performed despite the Force Majeure Event.
12.1 If we fail, at any time during the term of a Contract, to insist upon strict performance of any of your obligations under the Contract or any of these terms and conditions, or if we fail to exercise any of the rights or remedies to which we are entitled under the Contract, this shall not constitute a waiver of such rights or remedies and shall not relieve you from compliance with such obligations.
12.2 A waiver by us of any default shall not constitute a waiver of any subsequent default.
12.3 No waiver by us of any of these terms and conditions shall be effective unless it is expressly stated to be a waiver and is communicated to you in writing in accordance with paragraph b above.
If any of these terms and Conditions or any provisions of a Contract are determined by any competent authority to be invalid, unlawful or unenforceable to any extent, such term, condition or provision will to that extent be severed from the remaining terms, conditions and provisions which will continue to be valid and will remain in full force and effect and continue to be binding and enforceable to the fullest extent permitted by law.
14. Entire agreement:
14.1 These terms and conditions and any document expressly referred to in them represent the entire agreement between us in relation to the subject matter of any Contract and supersede any prior agreement, understanding or arrangement between us, whether oral or in writing.
14.2 We each acknowledge that, in entering into a Contract, neither of us has relied on any representation, undertaking or promise given by the other or be implied from anything said or written in negotiations between us prior to such Contract except as expressly stated in these terms and conditions.
14.3 Neither of us shall have any remedy in respect of any untrue statement made by the other, whether orally or in writing, prior to the date of any Contract (unless such untrue statement was made fraudulently) and the other party´s only remedy shall be for breach of contract as provided in these terms and conditions.
15. Our right to vary these terms and conditions:
15.1 We have the right to revise and amend these terms and conditions from time to time.
15.2 You will be subject to the policies and terms and conditions in force at the time that you use the services of our site, unless any change to those policies or these terms and conditions is required to be made by law or governmental authority (in which case it will apply to services previously used by you), or if we notify you of the change to those policies or these terms and conditions before we send you the Commencement Confirmation (in which case we have the right to assume that you have accepted the change to the terms and conditions, unless you notify us to the contrary within seven working days of receipt by you of the Commencement Confirmation).
15.3 Your continued use of the iHubbub website following any changes shall be deemed to be your acceptance of such change.
16. Law and jurisdiction:
Contracts for the purchase of Services through our site will be governed by English law. Any dispute arising from, or related to, such Contracts shall be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of England and Wales.
iHubbub ("We") are committed to protecting and respecting your privacy.
For the purpose of the Data Protection Act 1998 (the Act), the data controller is iHubbub of 1A Meadowview Close, Perham Down, Wilts SP11 9JX.
Our nominated representative for the purpose of the Act is Paula Wynne.
Information we may collect from you.
We may collect and process the following data about you:
- Information that you provide by filling in forms on our site www.ihubbub.com (our site). This includes information provided at the time of registering to use our site, subscribing to our service, posting material or requesting further services. We may also ask you for information when you report a problem with our site.
- If you contact us, we may keep a record of that correspondence.
- We may also ask you to complete surveys that we use for research purposes, although you do not have to respond to them.
- Details of transactions you carry out through our site and of the fulfilment of your orders.
- Details of your visits to our site [including, but not limited to, traffic data, location data, weblogs and other communication data, whether this is required for our own billing purposes or otherwise] and the resources that you access.
- Details of your response to promotional offers we may make from time to time.
- IP addresses and cookies.
We may collect information about your computer, including where available your IP address, operating system and browser type, for system administration and to report aggregate information to our advertisers. This is statistical data about our users' browsing actions and patterns, and does not identify any individual.
For the same reason, we may obtain information about your general internet usage by using a cookie file which is stored on the hard drive of your computer. Cookies contain information that is transferred to your computer's hard drive. They help us to improve our site and to deliver a better and more personalised service. They enable us:
- To estimate our audience size and usage pattern.
- To store information about your preferences, and so allow us to customise our site according to your individual interests.
- To speed up your searches.
- To recognise you when you return to our site.
Where we store your personal data:
All information you provide to us is stored on our secure servers. Any payment transactions will be encrypted [using SSL technology (tbc)]. Where we have given you (or where you have chosen) a password which enables you to access certain parts of our site, you are responsible for keeping this password confidential. We ask you not to share a password with anyone.
Unfortunately, the transmission of information via the internet is not completely secure. Although we will do our best to protect your personal data, we cannot guarantee the security of your data transmitted to our site; any transmission is at your own risk. Once we have received your information, we will use strict procedures and security features to try to prevent unauthorised access.
Uses made of the information.
We use information held about you in the following ways:
- To ensure that content from our site is presented in the most effective manner for you and for your computer.
- To provide you with information, products or services that you request from us or which we feel may interest you, where you have consented to be contacted for such purposes.
- To carry out our obligations arising from any contracts entered into between you and us.
- To allow you to participate in interactive features of our service, when you choose to do so.
- To notify you about changes to our service.
- To assess the effectiveness of our marketing campaigns.
If you are an existing customer, we will only contact you by electronic means (e-mail or SMS) with information about goods and services similar to those which were the subject of a previous sale to you.
We do not disclose information about identifiable individuals to our advertisers, but we may provide them with aggregate information about our users (for example, we may inform them that 500 men aged under 30 have clicked on their advertisement on any given day). We may also use such aggregate information to help advertisers reach the kind of audience they want to target (for example, men in the South East). We may make use of the personal data we have collected from you to enable us to comply with our advertisers' wishes by displaying their advertisement to that target audience.
We will also use the aggregate data to identify employment trends across different industries, such as salary averages. This information will not be capable of being linked to any personally identifying information about users.
IMPORTANT: Your current employer may be a user of our site, or a client of one of our users. We cannot restrict the users who access your information on our database and will not be liable for any loss that you suffer as a result of users accessing your information. If you are concerned about your current employer accessing your information we offer you the option of remaining anonymous.
Disclosure of your information:
We may disclose your personal information to any member of our group, which means our subsidiaries, our ultimate holding company and its subsidiaries, as defined in section 736 of the UK Companies Act 1985.
We may disclose your personal information to third parties:
- In the event that we sell or buy any business or assets, in which case we may disclose your personal data to the prospective seller or buyer of such business or assets.
- If iHubbub Limited or substantially all of its assets are acquired by a third party, in which case personal data held by it about its customers will be one of the transferred assets.
You have the right to ask us not to process your personal data for marketing purposes. We will usually inform you (before collecting your data) if we intend to use your data for such purposes or if we intend to disclose your information to any third party for such purposes. You can exercise your right to prevent such processing by checking certain boxes on the forms we use to collect your data. You can also exercise the right at any time by contacting us at email@example.com.
Our site may, from time to time, contain links to and from the websites of our partner networks, advertisers and affiliates. If you follow a link to any of these websites, please note that these websites have their own privacy policies and that we do not accept any responsibility or liability for these policies. Please check these policies before you submit any personal data to these websites.
Access to information:
The Act gives you the right to access information held about you. Your right of access can be exercised in accordance with the Act. Any access request may be subject to a fee of £10 to meet our costs in providing you with details of the information we hold about you.
Terms of website use:
Information about us:
www.ihubbub.com is a site operated by Remote Employment Limited ("We"). We are registered in England and Wales under company number 6323606 and have our registered office at 1A Meadowview Close, Perham Down, Wilts SP11 9JX. Our VAT number is 920 2325 70.
Accessing our site:
Access to our site is permitted on a temporary basis, and we reserve the right to withdraw or amend the service we provide on our site without notice (see below). We will not be liable if for any reason our site is unavailable at any time or for any period.
From time to time, we may restrict access to some parts of our site, or our entire site, to users who have registered with us.
When using our site, you must comply with the provisions of our acceptable use policy [See ACCEPTABLE USE POLICY Section].
You are responsible for making all arrangements necessary for you to have access to our site. You are also responsible for ensuring that all persons who access our site through your internet connection are aware of these terms, and that they comply with them.
Intellectual property rights:
We are the owner or the licensee of all intellectual property rights in our site, and in the material published on it. Those works are protected by copyright laws and treaties around the world. All such rights are reserved.
You may print off one copy, and may download extracts, of any page(s) from our site for your personal reference and you may draw the attention of others within your organisation to material posted on our site.
You must not modify the paper or digital copies of any materials you have printed off or downloaded in any way, and you must not use any illustrations, photographs, video or audio sequences or any graphics separately from any accompanying text.
Our status (and that of any identified contributors) as the authors of material on our site must always be acknowledged.
You must not use any part of the materials on our site for commercial purposes without obtaining a licence to do so from us or our licensors.
Reliance on information posted:
Commentary and other materials posted on our site are not intended to amount to advice on which reliance should be placed. We therefore disclaim all liability and responsibility arising from any reliance placed on such materials by any visitor to our site, or by anyone who may be informed of any of its contents.
Our site changes regularly:
We aim to update our site regularly, and may change the content at any time. If the need arises, we may suspend access to our site, or close it indefinitely. Any of the material on our site may be out of date at any given time, and we are under no obligation to update such material.
1.1 Please note that the services adverstised and jobs offered by users of our site are not being offered by us. We do not carry out any background checks or vet users of our site. We cannot be held liable for loss resulting from any services or jobs offered on our site by users of our site.
1.2 Before engaging the services of, offering a job to, accepting any job from, or attending any interview with another user of our site you should ensure that you have carried out adequate research, due diligence and / or reference checks to ensure that the other user is bona fide.
The material displayed on our site is provided without any guarantees, conditions or warranties as to its accuracy. To the extent permitted by law, we, other members of our group of companies and third parties connected to us hereby expressly exclude:
All conditions, warranties and other terms which might otherwise be implied by statute, common law or the law of equity.
Any liability for any direct, indirect or consequential loss or damage incurred by any user in connection with our site or in connection with the use, inability to use, or results of the use of our site, any websites linked to it and any materials posted on it, including, without limitation any liability for:
Loss of income or revenue;
Loss of business;
Loss of profits or contracts;
Loss of anticipated savings;
Loss or corruption of data;
Loss of goodwill;
Wasted management or office time; and
for any other loss or damage of any kind, however arising and whether caused by tort (including negligence), breach of contract or otherwise, even if foreseeable.
This does not affect our liability for death or personal injury arising from our negligence, nor our liability for fraudulent misrepresentation or misrepresentation as to a fundamental matter, nor any other liability which cannot be excluded or limited under applicable law.
Information about you and your visits to our site:
Transactions concluded through our site:
Contracts for the supply of services and information formed through our site or as a result of visits made by you are governed by our terms and conditions of supply.
Uploading material to our site:
Whenever you make use of a feature that allows you to upload material to our site, or to make contact with other users of our site, you must comply with the content standards set out in our acceptable use policy [See ACCEPTABLE USE POLICY Section]. You warrant that any such contribution does comply with those standards, and you indemnify us for any breach of that warranty.
Any material you upload to our site will be considered non-confidential and non-proprietary, and we have the right to use, copy, distribute and disclose to third parties any such material for any purpose. We also have the right to disclose your identity to any third party who is claiming that any material posted or uploaded by you to our site constitutes a violation of their intellectual property rights, or of their right to privacy.
We will not be responsible, or liable to any third party, for the content or accuracy of any materials posted by you or any other user of our site.
You should update any materials posted by you on our site every six to twelve months, particularly if your contact details have changed. Once your material is uploaded on our database we will contact you every twelve months using your most recent contact details to ask whether you want it to remain there. If we do not hear from you, any material that you have posted may be removed from our database.
We have the right to remove any material or posting you make on our site if, in our opinion, such material does not comply with the content standards set out in our acceptable use policy [See ACCEPTABLE USE POLICY Section]. We also have the right to remove any material or posting you make on our site if a complaint is upheld, which has been made against it.
Viruses, hacking and other offences:
You must not misuse our site by knowingly introducing viruses, trojans, worms, logic bombs or other material which is malicious or technologically harmful. You must not attempt to gain unauthorised access to our site, the server on which our site is stored or any server, computer or database connected to our site. You must not attack our site via a denial-of-service attack or a distributed denial-of service attack.
By breaching this provision, you would commit a criminal offence under the Computer Misuse Act 1990. We will report any such breach to the relevant law enforcement authorities and we will co-operate with those authorities by disclosing your identity to them. In the event of such a breach, your right to use our site will cease immediately.
We will not be liable for any loss or damage caused by a distributed denial-of-service attack, viruses or other technologically harmful material that may infect your computer equipment, computer programs, data or other proprietary material due to your use of our site or to your downloading of any material posted on it, or on any website linked to it.
Linking to our site:
You may link to our home page, provided you do so in a way that is fair and legal and does not damage our reputation or take advantage of it, but you must not establish a link in such a way as to suggest any form of association, approval or endorsement on our part where none exists.
You must not establish a link from any website that is not owned by you.
Our site must not be framed on any other site, nor may you create a link to any part of our site other than the home page. We reserve the right to withdraw linking permission without notice. The website from which you are linking must comply in all respects with the content standards set out in our acceptable use policy [See ACCEPTABLE USE POLICY Section].
If you wish to make any use of material on our site other than that set out above, please address your request to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Links from our site:
Where our site contains links to other sites and resources provided by third parties, these links are provided for your information only. We have no control over the contents of those sites or resources, and accept no responsibility for them or for any loss or damage that may arise from your use of them.
Jurisdiction and applicable law:
Our logo, and variations of it, is a trade mark of iHubbub.
If you have any concerns about material which appears on our site, please contact email@example.com.
Thank you for visiting our site.
ACCEPTABLE USE POLICY
This acceptable use policy sets out the terms between you and us under which you may access our website www.ihubbub.com (our site). This acceptable use policy applies to all users of, and visitors to, our site.
www.ihubbub.com is a site operated by Remote Employment Limited (we or us). We are registered in England and Wales under company number 6323606 and we have our registered office at 1A Meadowview Close, Perham Down, Wilts SP11 9JX. Our VAT number is 920 2325 70.
You may use our site only for lawful purposes. You may not use our site:
In any way that breaches any applicable local, national or international law or regulation.
- In any way that is unlawful or fraudulent, or has any unlawful or fraudulent purpose or effect.
- For the purpose of harming or attempting to harm minors in any way.
- To send, knowingly receive, upload, download, use or re-use any material which does not comply with our content standards.
- To transmit, or procure the sending of, any unsolicited or unauthorised advertising or promotional material or any other form of similar solicitation (spam).
- To knowingly transmit any data, send or upload any material that contains viruses, Trojan horses, worms, time-bombs, keystroke loggers, spyware, adware or any other harmful programs or similar computer code designed to adversely affect the operation of any computer software or hardware.
You also agree:
- Not to access without authority, interfere with, damage or disrupt:
- Any part of our site;
- Any equipment or network on which our site is stored;
- Any software used in the provision of our site; or
- Any equipment or network or software owned or used by any third party.
We may from time to time provide interactive services on our site, including, without limitation:
- Chat rooms
- Bulletin boards
- Pod casts and other media formats
- On line surveys
- Other interactive features that we deem useful
Where we do provide any interactive service, we will provide clear information to you about the kind of service offered, if it is moderated and what form of moderation is used (including whether it is human or technical).
We will do our best to assess any possible risks for users (and in particular, for children) from third parties when they use any interactive service provided on our site, and we will decide in each case whether it is appropriate to use moderation of the relevant service (including what kind of moderation to use) in the light of those risks. However, we are under no obligation to oversee, monitor or moderate any interactive service we provide on our site, and we expressly exclude our liability for any loss or damage arising from the use of any interactive service by a user in contravention of our content standards, whether the service is moderated or not.
The use of any of our interactive services by a minor is subject to the consent of their parent or guardian. We advise parents who permit their children to use an interactive service that it is important that they communicate with their children about their safety online, as moderation is not foolproof. Minors who are using any interactive service should be made aware of the potential risks to them.
Where we do moderate an interactive service, we will normally provide you with a means of contacting the moderator, should a concern or difficulty arise.
These content standards apply to any and all material which you contribute to our site (contributions), and to any interactive services associated with it.
You must comply with the spirit of the following standards as well as the letter. The standards apply to each part of any contribution as well as to its whole.
- Be accurate (where they state facts).
- Be genuinely held (where they state opinions).
- Comply with applicable law in the UK and in any country from which they are posted.
Contributions must not:
- Contain any material which is defamatory of any person.
- Contain any material which is obscene, offensive, hateful or inflammatory.
- Promote sexually explicit material.
- Promote violence.
- Promote discrimination based on race, sex, religion, nationality, disability, sexual orientation or age.
- Infringe any copyright, database right or trade mark of any other person.
- Be likely to deceive any person.
- Be made in breach of any legal duty owed to a third party, such as a contractual duty or a duty of confidence.
- Promote any illegal activity.
- Be threatening, abuse or invade another's privacy, or cause annoyance, inconvenience or needless anxiety.
- Be likely to harass, upset, embarrass, alarm or annoy any other person.
- Be used to impersonate any person, or to misrepresent your identity or affiliation with any person.
- Give the impression that they emanate from us, if this is not the case.
- Advocate, promote or assist any unlawful act such as (by way of example only) copyright infringement or computer misuse.
Suspension and Termination
We will determine, in our discretion, whether there has been a breach of this acceptable use policy through your use of our site. When a breach of this policy has occurred, we may take such action as we deem appropriate.
- Immediate, temporary or permanent withdrawal of your right to use our site.
- Immediate, temporary or permanent removal of any posting or material uploaded by you to our site.
- Issue of a warning to you.
- Legal proceedings against you for reimbursement of all costs on an indemnity basis (including, but not limited to, reasonable administrative and legal costs) resulting from the breach.
- Further legal action against you.
- Disclosure of such information to law enforcement authorities as we reasonably feel is necessary.
We exclude liability for actions taken in response to breaches of this acceptable use policy. The responses described in this policy are not limited, and we may take any other action we reasonably deem appropriate.
Changes to the Acceptable Use Policy
We may revise this Acceptable Use Policy at any time by amending this page. You are expected to check this page from time to time to take notice of any changes we make, as they are legally binding on you. Some of the provisions contained in this Acceptable Use Policy may also be superseded by provisions or notices published elsewhere on our site.