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Please read this page carefully. If you do not accept these terms and conditions then you may not use the Site and its facilities. In using the Site you are accepting these terms and conditions. These terms and conditions may be revised at any time by updating this posting.
The following terms shall have the following meanings:
"you/your" shall mean all individuals and/or entities accessing the Site for any reason
"we/us/our" shall refer to the Bluecoat a company limited by guarantee (registered charity no. 700862) whose registered office is situate at School Lane, Liverpool, L1 3BX You should visit this page periodically to review the terms and conditions because they are binding on you.
2. Your Use of the Site
2.1 You may not join or upload comments to the Bluecoat website without acceptance of these terms and conditions.
2.2 You may be restricted from areas that contain sensitive or confidential information belonging to third parties.
2.3 The Bluecoat Forum is for the discussion of art & creativity. Please keep your contributions civil, tasteful and relevant. We're committed to providing an atmosphere in which constructive and mature dialogue takes place. Unlawful, harassing, defamatory, abusive, threatening, harmful, obscene, profane, sexually oriented, racially offensive, or otherwise objectionable material will not be tolerated. The forum is monitored on a regular basis & failure to abide by these rules will result in your message being deleted. Bluecoat reserves the right to delete any posting, at any time, for any reason. You must also comply with Bluecoat’s Child, Young People & Vulnerable Adults Protection Policy: the Bluecoat aims to create an environment in which children, young people & vulnerable adults are listened to and valued and respected as individuals. Their views and opinions are to be taken seriously. Bluecoat has a duty of care to safeguard all children, young people & vulnerable adults involved in Bluecoat activity from harm, regardless of their age, gender, religious belief, racial origin or ethnic identity, culture, class, disability or sexual orientation. For more on Bluecoat Child Protection Policy contact the Bluecoat.
You will ensure that any information or material provided by you to be posted on the Site, to be transmitted or distributed by use of the Site or stored or otherwise on the Site:
2.2.1 is accurate, and complete in all material respects, up to date and not misleading;
2.2.2 is not defamatory, threatening, abusive or of any obscene or menacing character, or which may, in our judgement, cause annoyance or inconvenience or anxiety to any person including without limitation any racist, sexist, harassing, threatening, vulgar or obscure material, opinions or messages, does not infringe any third party intellectual property rights and does not contain any other unlawful content.
2.3 You will not impersonate any person or entity or misrepresent any affiliation with any person or entity in your use of the Site.
2.4 You will observe safe practice when using the forum or chat room, never: Reveal your real identity ? use a User Name
Agree to meet someone that you meet on a forum or chat room on your own. 2.5 You will not collect or store other users' personal data.
2.6 You will ensure that your use of the Site is lawful and does not cause any damage or interference to the Site or facilities. In particular:
2.6.1 you are prohibited from violating or attempting to violate the security of the Site, including, without limitation: (a) accessing data not intended for you or logging into a server or account which you are not authorised to access (b) attempting to probe, scan or test the vulnerability of a system or network or to breach security or authentication measures without proper authorisation (c) attempting to interfere with service to any user, host or network, including, without limitation, via means of submitting a virus to the Site, overloading, flooding, spamming, mail bombing or crashing (d) sending unsolicited email, including promotions and/or advertising your products or services, or (e) forging any TCP/IP packet header or any part of the header information in any email or news group posting (f) breaches of system or network security may result in civil or criminal liability. We will investigate occurrences which may involve such breaches and may involve prosecuting you if you are involved in such breaches.
2.6.2 You will not submit any incomplete, false or inaccurate information.
2.6.3 You will not delete or revise any material posted by any other person or entity on the message board.
2.6.4 Notwithstanding anything to the contrary contained herein, using or attempting to use any engine, software, tool, agent or other device or mechanism (including without limitation browsers, spiders, robots, avatars or intelligent agents) to navigate or search the Site other than the search engine and search agents available from the Site and other than generally available third party web browsers (e.g. a Netscape navigator, Microsoft explorer).
2.6.5 You will not attempt to decipher, de-compile, disassemble or reverse engine any of the software comprising or in any making up a part of the Site.
2.6.6 You are responsible for your own postings to the Message Board and in Chat Forums and are responsible for the consequences of their posting. You must not, and by using the Site you agree not to do the following things: (a) submit material for posting that is copyrighted, unless you are the copyright owner or have the permission of the copyright owner to submit it; (b) submit material that reveals trade secrets, unless you own them or have the permission of the owner; (c) submit material that infringes on any other intellectual property rights of others or on the premise of publicity rights of others; (d) submit material that is obscene, defamatory, threatening, harassing, abusive, hateful or embarrassing to another user or any other person or entity; (e) submit a sexually explicit image or statement; (f) submit advertisements or solicitations of business, post chain letters or pyramid schemes; (g) impersonate any other person or entity; (h) submit material that contains viruses, Trojan horses, worms, time bombs, cancelbots or other computer programming routines or engines that are intended to damage, detrimentally interfere with, intercept or expropriate any system, data or information; or (i) harm minors in any way.
2.6.7 We do not represent or guarantee the truthfulness, accuracy, or reliability of postings submitted by users to the Message Board and in Chat Forums for posting or endorse any opinions expressed by users. You acknowledge that any reliance on material submitted by other users will be at your own risk.
2.6.8 You agree that you will only use the Site in a manner that is consistent with these terms and conditions and in such a way as to ensure compliance with all applicable laws and regulations.
2.6.9 You agree to take full responsibility for the use of the Site made by you and accordingly you accept liability under these terms and conditions for third party use through you of the Site which is in breach of these conditions.
2.6.10 You agree not to use the Site to gain or seek unauthorised access to other computer systems.
2.6.11 The Message Board and Chat Forums on the Site act as passive conduct for the online distribution and publication of user submitted information and we have no obligation to screen communications or information in advance and we are not responsible for screening or monitoring material posted by users. If notified by a user of communication which allegedly does not conform to these terms and conditions, we may investigate the allegation and determine in good faith and our sole discretion whether to remove or request the removal of the communication. We have no liability or responsibility to users for performance or non-performance of such activities. We reserve the right to expel users and prevent their further access to the Site for breaching the terms and conditions or the law and the right to remove communications which are abusive, illegal, or disruptive. We may take any action with respect to user submitting information that we deem necessary or appropriate in our sole discretion if we believe we may create liability for us or may cause the loss of (in whole or in part) the services of our ISP's or other suppliers.
3. Intellectual Property Rights
3.1 All copyright, trademarks and all other intellectual property rights in all material or contents supplied as part of the Site shall remain at all times vested in us or our licensors. We grant you a non-exclusive licence to access and use the content on the Site for your personal use only, and you may not (and agree not to assist or facilitate any third party to) copy, reproduce, transmit, distribute, commercially exploit or create derivative works of such material or content. If you become aware of any such distribution or commercial exploitation, you agree to notify us immediately.
The use of the contents of the Site such as text, graphics, images, logos, button icons, software and other material on any other website or in a network computer environment for any purpose is prohibited. You shall not copy or adapt the HTML code that are created to generate pages on the Site.
3.2 By submitting content to any public or non-public area of the Site, including the Message Board, Chat Forums and contests, you grant us and our affiliates the royalty free, perpetual, irrevocable, sub-licensable (through multiple tiers) non-exclusive right (including any moral right) and licence to use, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, translate, create derivative works from, distribute, communicate to the public, perform and display the content (in whole or in part) world wide and/or to incorporate it in other works in any form, media, or technology now known or later developed, for the full term of any rights that may exist in such content.
You also warrant that the holder of any rights, including moral rights in such content, has completely and effectively waived all such rights and validly and irrevocably granted to you the right to grant the licence stated above. You also permit any subscriber to access, display, view, store and reproduce such content for personal use, subject to the foregoing, the owner of such content placed on the Site retains any and all rights that may exist in such content. We may use such materials in our discretion and may remove them from the Site at any time without notice to you.
Through your use of the Site you may have access to sensitive or confidential information or materials belonging to other parties. You agree not to disclose any such information or materials to any other person and not to use such information or materials other than for the purposes for which you were given access to it on the Site.
5. Age and Responsibility
6. Changes to the Terms and the Site
6.1 We reserve the right to alter or remove the Site or any part of it and any information, material and facilities incorporating the Site, without any notice to you.
6.2 We reserve the right to terminate or suspend your access to or use of all or some areas of the Site without any notice to you at any time.
6.3 No compensation will be payable to you as a result of any removal, alteration or termination under clauses 6.1 and 6.2 above.
6.4 We reserve the right to change these terms and conditions at any time. Such revised terms and conditions will be posted on the Site. You should therefore continually check theses terms and conditions. By continued use of the Site after such terms and conditions have been posted you agree to abide by such changes.
7. Limitations of Liability
7.1 Nothing in these terms and conditions shall exclude or limit our liability for death or personal injury resulting from our negligence or that of our servants, agents or employees.
7.2 You acknowledge that information and material available on or through the Site is for your general information and use and is not intended to address your particular requirements. In particular, any information or material on the site is provided for your general information only. You should seek independent advice before making any decision based on anything you have seen on the Site.
7.3 You acknowledge that we have no control over the information and material which can be accessed by or through the Site and that we do not know the nature of the information and material you or other users are sending, uploading or posting on the Site. We therefore exclude all liability of any kind (including for libel, breach of confidence, intellectual property rights infringement, invasion of privacy, defamation and negligence) for the transmission or reception of such information or material of whatever nature by, about or to you.
7.4 You acknowledge that your use of the Site and any information or material you download or obtain through the Site is at your own risk and we will not be responsible or liable to you for any loss of content information or material uploaded or transmitted through the Site. You confirm that we shall not be liable to you or any third party for any modification to, suspension of or discontinuance of the Site.
7.5 You further acknowledge that it is your decision to use the Site and, where applicable to (or not to) post, submit, remove or alter information or material on, to or from the Site. You agree that you do this at your own risk that we shall have no liability for any loss or damages incurred by you or any other party as a result of you doing or failing to do the same.
7.6 To the full extent permissible by law, you agree that we will not be liable for any consequential, incidental or indirect loss or damages in contract, tort or otherwise, for any loss or damage whatsoever arising from or in any way connected with your use of the Site, including, without limitation, damage for any loss in business projects, loss of profits, loss of privacy or other consequential losses arising in contract, tort or otherwise from the use of or the inability to use the Site or any information or material appearing on it, or from any action or decision taken as a result of using the Site or any such information or material. This includes, but is not limited to, the exclusion of any implied warranty that the information and material it contains is lawful, accurate, complete or up to date or is suitable for any particular purpose.
7.7.2 The existence of a link from or to any organisation's site on the Site does not imply that we approve or endorse the activities or views of that organisation
7.7.3 We do not endorse and shall not be held responsible or liable for any consent, advertising, products or services on or available from such websites or material.
7.7.4 Any dealings between you and any third party advertisers or merchants whose website links are found on the Site, including payment for and delivery of products, services and any other terms, conditions, warranties or representations associated with such dealings, are made between you and the relevant advertiser or merchant. Therefore, we are not responsible or liable for any loss or damage of any kind incurred as the result of any such dealings.
7.8 You agree that your only recovery for any damages that you incur, and your exclusive remedy, shall be limited to the direct damages you actually incur in reasonable reliance upon the applicable Site service.
8.1 We shall comply with all applicable UK data protection legislation from time to time in place in respect of any personal information relating to you gathered by us.
8.3 Please notify us as soon as possible at firstname.lastname@example.org of any changes to the information you have previously given or if you wish to withdraw your consent to our using your information for the stated purposes or for any form of promotional contact.
Each provision of these terms and conditions shall be construed as separately applying and surviving even if for any reason one or other of those provisions is held to be inapplicable or unenforceable in any circumstances. No waiver by us shall be construed as a waiver of any proceeding or succeeding breach of any provision.
10. Entire Agreement
These terms and conditions constitute the entire agreement between you and us with respect to their subject matter and exclude any representations and warranties previously given or made other than any negligent or fraudulent misrepresentation and may be amended only by us on notice to you by posting on the Site.
11. Agency, Partnership
Nothing in these terms and conditions shall be construed as creating any agency, partnership or any other form of joint enterprise between you and us.
12. Applicable Law and Jurisdiction
These terms and conditions are exclusively governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of England and Wales whose courts will have exclusive jurisdiction in any dispute, save that we have the right at our sole discretion to commence and pursue proceedings in alternative jurisdictions.
You agree to defend, indemnify, and hold harmless us, our officers, directors, employees and agents, from and against any claims, actions or demands, including without limitation reasonable legal and accounting fees, alleging or resulting from your use of the Site or your breach of these terms and conditions. We shall provide notice to you promptly of any such claim, or proceeding and try and assist you, at your expense in defending any such claim.
We reserve the right at our sole discretion, to pursue all of our legal remedies including but not limited to deletion of your postings from the Site and immediate termination of your ability to access the Site and/or any other service provided to you by us, upon any breach by you of these terms and conditions.
15. Force Majeure
We shall not be liable to you in respect of anything that may constitute breach of these terms and conditions arising by reasons of force majeure, namely circumstances beyond our control which shall include (but shall not be limited to) acts of God, perils of the sea or air, fire, flood, draught, explosion, sabotage, accident, embargo, telecommunications and utilities failure, riot, civil commotion or civil authority, including acts of local government and parliamentary authority, breakdown of plant or machinery or software or death of royalty.