Acceptable Use Policy



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  1. Prohibited Uses
  2. Content Standards

1. Prohibited uses:

1.1 You may use our Website only for lawful purposes. You may not use our Website:

1.1.1 in any way that breaches any applicable local, national or international law or regulation;

1.1.2 in any way that is unlawful or fraudulent or has any unlawful or fraudulent purpose or effect;

1.1.3 for the purpose of harming or attempting to harm minors in any way;

1.1.4 to send, knowingly receive, upload, download, use or re-use any material which does not comply with our content standards; or

1.1.5 to transmit, or procure the sending of, any unsolicited or unauthorized advertising or promotional material or any other form of similar solicitation (spam).

1.2 You also agree:

1.2.1 not to reproduce, duplicate, copy or re-sell any part of our Website including, without limitation, any advertisement (except as otherwise provided for in these terms);

1.2.2 not to access without authority, interfere with, damage or disrupt:

(a) any part of our Website;

(b) any equipment or network on which our Website is stored;

(c) any software used in the provision of our Website; or

(d) any equipment, network or software owned or used by any third party.

2. Content standards

2.1 These content standards apply to any and all material which you contribute to our Website (contributions) and to any interactive services associated with it.

2.2 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.

2.3 Information provided or posted must:

2.3.1 be accurate and up to date (where they state facts);

2.3.2 be genuinely held (where they state opinions);

2.3.3 be relevant; and

2.3.4 comply with applicable law in the UK and in any country from which they are posted.

2.4 Information provided or posted must not:

2.4.1 contain any material which is defamatory of any person;

2.4.2 contain any swearing or any material which is obscene, offensive, hateful or inflammatory;

2.4.3 promote sexually explicit material;

2.4.4 promote violence;

2.4.5 promote discrimination based on race, sex, religion, nationality, disability, sexual orientation or age;

2.4.6 infringe any copyright, database right or trademark;

2.4.7 be likely to deceive;

2.4.8 be made in breach of any legal duty owed to a third party, such as a contractual duty   or a duty of confidence;

2.4.9 promote any illegal activity;

2.4.10 advocate, promote or assist any unlawful act such as (by way of example only) copyright infringement or computer misuse;

2.4.11 be threatening, abusive or invade another’s privacy or cause any annoyance, inconvenience or needless anxiety;

2.4.12 be likely to harass any other person;

2.4.13 be used to impersonate any person or to misrepresent your identity or affiliation with any person;

2.4.14 give the impression that they emanate from us, if this is not the case;

2.4.15 disclose the name, address, telephone, mobile or fax number, e-mail address or any other personal data in respect of any individual;

2.4.16 be in contempt of court;

2.4.17 contain a statement which you know or believe, or have reasonable grounds for believing, that members of the public to whom the statement is, or is to be, published are likely to understand as a direct or indirect encouragement or other inducements to the commission, preparation or instigation of acts of terrorism; or

2.4.18 contain any advertising or promote any services or web links to other websites.