ACCEPTABLE USE POLICY
BY USING OUR SITE YOU ACCEPT THESE TERMS
Your use of our Website means that you accept, and agree to abide by, all the policies in this acceptable use policy, which supplement our Terms of Website Use.
You may use our Website only for lawful purposes. You may not use our Website:
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 (please see the section headed Content Standards below).
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 reproduce, duplicate, copy or re-sell any part of our Website in contravention of the provisions of our Terms of Website Use;
not to access without authority, interfere with, damage or disrupt;
any part of our Website;
any part of our Website;
any equipment or network on which our Website is stored;
any software used in the provision of our Website; 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 Website, including, without limitation:
the online forum community of the Website.
and other interactive features which are accessible to registered members of the Website from time to time.
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 Website, 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 Website, 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.
CHILDREN UNDER THE AGE OF 13 ARE NOT ALLOWED TO REGISTER AS MEMBERS OF THE FAN AREA. In accordance with the provisions of the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA), we will not knowingly collect personally-identifiable information from children under the age of 13. Children of all ages are still welcome to enjoy the features of the publicly-accessible areas of the Website subject to the consent of their parent or guardian. We recognize the importance of keeping children safe on the internet and encourage parents to monitor and participate in their children’s online activities. 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.
We strongly advise you against disclosing any personal information, whether such information is publicly posted on the Website and/or any interactive services, or privately disclosed to online acquaintances via the Website and/or any interactive services. Personal information includes, but is not limited to, names, city of residence, addresses, phone numbers, birthdays, photos, workplace details, IP addresses, and so on. You are also strongly cautioned against forming personal and/or intimate relationships with other users of the Website.
If you choose to engage in any risky activities, despite the well-publicized potential presence of internet predators and identity thieves, you do so solely at your own risk. Under no circumstances will we be liable for any ensuing consequences, losses, damages, dangers and/or crimes.
We do not pre-screen or monitor all information or messages. As we have the right, but not the responsibility, to remove messages, you may inadvertently be exposed to content that is illegal, predatory, offensive, indecent or objectionable.
You acknowledge and agree that we neither endorse the messages and/or other communications of any users of the Website, nor assume responsibility for any illegal, threatening, libellous, obscene, harassing or offensive material contained therein, any infringement of third party intellectual property rights arising therefrom, or any crime facilitated thereby.
These content standards apply to any and all material which you contribute to our Website (“Contribution”), 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.
We will determine, in our discretion, whether a Contribution breaches the Content Standards.
A Contributions must:
be accurate (where they state facts);
be genuinely held (where they state opinions);
comply with law applicable in England and Wales and in any country from which they are posted.
A 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 Website. When a breach of this policy has occurred, we may take such action as we deem appropriate.
Failure to comply with this Acceptable Use Policy constitutes a material breach of the Terms of Website Use upon which you are permitted to use our Website, and may result in our taking all or any of the following actions:
immediate, temporary or permanent withdrawal of your right to use our Website;
immediate, temporary or permanent removal of any posting or material uploaded by you to our Website;
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 Website.
CONTACTING US ABOUT UNACCEPTABLE USE OF THE WEBSITE
To report any messages and/or other communications which violate these terms and conditions, please contact us via the following email address firstname.lastname@example.org accessible via the FAQ page, the link to which is located at the bottom of most pages of this Website. Please cut and paste the relevant content into the email and specify the title of the topic and the offending member’s username. We will review all complaints but action, if any, is at the sole discretion of the administrators and/or moderators.
WHICH COUNTRY’S LAW'S APPLY TO ANY DISPUTES?
The English courts will have exclusive jurisdiction over any claim (including non-contractual disputes or claims) arising from, or related to, a visit to our Website. As a consumer, you have the right to bring legal proceedings in the country in which you are resident in.