This Content Policy sets out the terms upon
which you may use the content on the Site, whether the content is
provided by us or submitted to the Site by you or by others.
This Content Policy also sets out the terms of
use of services provided via the Site, including any forums,
message boards or communities.
Your use of the Site means that you accept, and
agree to abide by, this Content Policy, which supplements
content to the Site
Any information, material and content which you
and other users post, contribute or otherwise submit to the Site is
generally known as ‘user generated content’ (‘UGC’).
to 5.1 below
set out the rules for contributing content, the ways in which we
and other users may use your UGC, and how you can use their UGC.
You agree to ensure that:
any UGC that you submit or post does not
contain any personal information about any other person. This
includes any information that could potentially identify an
individual, such as their last name, date of birth, email or home
address, information about their family, or other contact
all information that you submit or post is
accurate, true and up-to-date in all respects at all times, and is
not misleading in any way;
after receiving a warning, you do not continue
to post or submit comments that are not related to the topic being
discussed or the subject matter of the page on which the comments
are being posted (as applicable);
any UGC you submit or post is not in breach of
any copyright and, in the case of any content that you do not own,
you have permission from the copyright owner to use and to permit
its use as contemplated by this Content Policy and the Terms, and
by any third parties that we may authorise under the Terms.
Be accurate (where they state facts).
Be genuinely held opinions (where they state
Comply with all applicable law in the UK and
in any country from which they are posted.
Contributions must not:
Contain any material which is defamatory of
Contain any material which is obscene,
offensive, hateful or inflammatory.
Contain sexually explicit material.
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
You may not:
distribute or post links that open or run
distribute or post any messages in relation to
a dispute about any decision we make concerning your conduct under
distribute or post spam, in particular by
sending unsolicited marketing messages or other messages to
anyone, or to submit or post chain letters or pyramid schemes;
distribute viruses or any other technologies
that may harm the Site or the interests of any users of the Site
or otherwise interfere with or disrupt our systems;
except as permitted under the Terms or under
this Content Policy, copy, modify or distribute our content or
trade marks, or any content or trade marks owned by a third party
or other users of the Site, unless you have their explicit
impersonate another person or otherwise
misrepresent your affiliation with a person or entity;
harvest or otherwise collect or use information
about others without their explicit consent;
allow any other person or entity to use your
log-in details or account for posting or viewing comments;
continue to use the Site whilst your
registration is temporarily suspended or after your registration
has been permanently terminated;
make, negotiate or enter into any arrangements
or agreements through the Site;
engage in any other conduct that restricts or
inhibits any other person from using or enjoying any area of the
Site, or which, in our judgment, exposes us to any liability or
detriment of any type.
We reserve the right (but we are not obliged) to
do any or all of the following:-
record the communications that are posted to
investigate a claim that any one or more
communication does not conform to the terms of this Content Policy
or otherwise with the Terms and determine in our sole discretion
what action to take in respect of such communication;
delete without notice communications which are
abusive, illegal, or disruptive, or that otherwise fail to conform
with this Content Policy;
terminate a user’s registration with the
monitor, edit, or disclose any communication to
the Site; and
edit or remove any communication(s) posted on
the Site, regardless of whether such communication(s) breaches
By submitting or posting any UGC to the Site,
whether text or pictures or otherwise, you are promising to us and
to other users that:
you either own all rights (including copyright)
in that UGC or that you have obtained the necessary permissions to
make the UGC available through the Site in accordance with this
Content Policy and permit its use via the Site and by any third
parties we authorise, and that you will provide us with evidence
of such permissions should we require; and
you will not be infringing anyone’s rights or
breaching any law or regulation (including data protection and
privacy laws), by contributing that UGC and by allowing it to be
used in the ways described in this Content Policy.
can use your UGC and how they can use it
When you contribute UGC to the Site:
you are granting us and any third parties we
authorise unlimited, non-terminable and free permission (including
the right to sublicense that permission) to use, re-use, copy,
adapt, abridge, amend, distribute, modify, translate, publish,
perform, display, develop, reproduce, communicate to the public
and to make your UGC otherwise available in any form and/or by any
media (whether now known or hereafter devised), including through
any on-demand or broadcast service, whether on a commercial or
non-commercial basis anywhere in the world. By way of example
only, this will include permission to:
make your UGC available through the Site to
other users of the Site; and
allow any third parties authorised by us to
reproduce, display, publish, communicate, perform and/or embed
your UGC on their platforms, including their websites and
you are granting to every other user of the
Site unlimited, non-terminable and free permission to use all or
any part of your UGC on the same terms as you are permitted to use
their UGC, as described in paragraph 5.1
permitted use of UGC on the Site
You are not, in any circumstances, permitted to:
edit any such content without making clear to
us and other users the modifications you have made;
remove, obscure or otherwise tamper with any
copyright and proprietary notices that relate to, or are contained
within, the content.
We will determine, in our discretion, whether
there has been a breach of this Content Policy, in whole or in
part, through your use of the Site. When a breach of this policy
has occurred, we may take such action as we deem appropriate.
Failure to comply with this Content Policy
constitutes a material breach of Terms on which you are permitted
to use the Site, and may result in our taking all or any of the
immediate, temporary or permanent withdrawal of
your right to use the Site;
immediate, temporary or permanent removal of
any posting or material uploaded by you to the 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
further legal action against you;
disclosure of such information to law
enforcement authorities as we reasonably feel is necessary.