Forum T&Cs

Forum terms and conditions

Read our Forum policy, which sets out our terms for your use of ACT’s Forum.

We have created some terms and conditions (the Rules) which set out the terms for your use of ACT’s Forum.

Please read the following Rules carefully, as they provide information about using the Forum in a way that is respectful and lawful. By registering for an account, using, or submitting material to the Forum you agree that have read, understood, accept, and agree to abide by, these Rules.

We recommend that you familiarise yourself with the terms and conditions before registering or participating in the Forum and we disclaim any liability associated with your use of the Forum, or for your failure to view or comply with their terms, conditions and policies.

Moderation of the Forum

We strive to create dialogue with users of our Forum and encourage you to share content via the Forum in accordance with these Rules (Contribution). To help us do that, we try to monitor the Forum and use a spam detector (see ACT’s Privacy Policy). We will try to check that all submissions to the Forum comply with our acceptable use standards described below (Acceptable Use Standards) as soon as reasonably practicable after publication.

If in our opinion an individual makes use of the Forum in breach of these Rules, we reserve the right to remove, or to disable access to, any Contribution, and to terminate, suspend or change the conditions of their access to the Forum without prior warning. We also reserve the right to bring legal proceedings against any individual for a breach of the Rules, or take such other action as we reasonably deem appropriate.

We expressly exclude our liability for any loss or damage arising from the use of the Forum by any person in contravention of these Rules.

While we try to moderate the Forum, we are not legally responsible for any material posted by third parties and we may stop, or suspend, moderating the Forum at any time.

Important points

  • The views expressed by any individual within the Forum are those of the individual and do not necessarily reflect the views of ACT.
  • Any advice or information posted to the Forum should not be accepted as true or correct. It is up to individual users to check the validity of any advice or information before relying on it, especially where the consequences of following it could be serious.

Minors

The Forum is intended for use by individuals aged 18 years or older. Only individuals aged 18 or older should register for an account and by registering you agree you are 18 or older.

Acceptable use standards

We want to create an open, caring and respectful Forum. To help us do this, you agree that your use of the Forum and your Contributions must:

  • be accurate and genuinely believed
  • avoid quoting out of context and include a credit for the original author as the source of material
  • comply with all applicable domestic, foreign and international laws that govern the content which makes up the Contribution

You also agree that your use of the Community and Contributions will not:

  • be defamatory, unlawful, obscene, offensive, hateful, abusive, inflammatory, threatening, invasive of anyone’s privacy, or otherwise objectionable
  • promote discrimination on grounds of race, sex, religion, nationality, disability, religion or belief, sexual orientation, being a transsexual person, or age
  • infringe any intellectual property rights including copyright, design right, database right, patents, trade mark, moral or performer’s right or any other third party right
  • be likely to harass, upset, alarm or cause distress to any other person
  • contain an instruction, advice, or content that could cause harm or injury to individuals or to computers or systems
  • encourage anyone to commit any unlawful or criminal act or condone any unlawful or criminal act
  • give the impression that the Contribution emanates from ACT (or any of its group companies) if this is not the case, or impersonate any person, or misrepresent your identity or affiliation with any person
  • contain any advertising

Whenever you upload material to the Forum, or to make contact with other users of the Forum, you must comply with our Acceptable Use Standards. You warrant that any such contribution does comply with those standards, and you indemnify us for any breach of that warranty.

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 is defamatory of them, 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.

Copyright

By submitting a Contribution to the Forum, you will still own the copyright in your Contribution. ACT may contact you about using your Contribution.

Please also note that, in accordance with the Content Standards, you must ensure that your Contribution does not infringe any copyright, database right or trade mark of any other person.

Data protection

Please read ACT’s Privacy Policy for all data protection matters.

Complaints

If you wish to complain about any Contribution posted to the Forum, please contact us at agentsof.change@ed.ac.uk. When you submit a complaint, please (1) outline the reason for your complaint, and (2) specify where the Contribution you are complaining about is located.

We may request further information from you about your complaint before we process it. We will then review the Contribution and decide whether it complies with our Acceptable Use Standards. We will deal with any Contribution which, in our opinion, violates our Content Standards as described above (see section “Monitoring”). We will inform you of the outcome of our review within a reasonable time of receiving your complaint.

Changes to these rules

We may revise these Rules at any time. 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 and will apply to you from the date the change was made. You agree to accept and comply with any changes to the rules if you use the Forum after the change is made.

Governing law and jurisdiction

These Rules are governed by and shall be construed in accordance with Scottish law and you irrevocably submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of Scotland to settle any dispute or claim that arises out of or in connection with these Rules, their subject matter or formation. If any part of these Rules is deemed unlawful, void, or for any reason unenforceable then that part will be deemed severable and will not affect the validity and enforceability of the remaining parts.

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