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Acceptable Use Policy



1 This policy applies to any and all Contributions to our Website, and to any use you make of the Website.

2 You must not use our Website or make any Contribution (i) in any way that is unlawful or fraudulent, or has any unlawful or fraudulent purpose or effect or (ii) to transmit or send any advertising, solicitations, promotional materials, junk mail, spam, chain letters or pyramid schemes, save for Premium Subscribers provided such transmission is in compliance with their own terms and conditions.

3 Contributions must not:

3.1 contain any material which is or could be defamatory in any way;

3.2 contain any material which is illegal, obscene, offensive, threatening or violent;

3.3 contain any sexually explicit or pornographic material;

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

3.5 infringe any intellectual property rights of any other person including but not limited to copyright, database right, trade mark or any other unregistered rights of any other person;

3.6 be likely to deceive any person or be used to impersonate any person, or to misrepresent your identity, age or affiliation with any person;

3.7 be made in breach of any legal duty owed to a third party, such as a contractual duty or a duty of confidence or contain any personally identifiable or private information of any third party;

3.8 abuse or invade another's privacy, appear to stalk, or cause annoyance, inconvenience or needless anxiety to any other person;

3.9 be likely to harass, intimidate, bully, upset, embarrass, alarm, annoy any other person;

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

3.11 solicit passwords or personal information from anyone.

4 You also agree:

4.1 not to reproduce, duplicate, copy or re-sell any part of our Website or its content in contravention of the Terms;

4.2 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 or network or software owned or used by any third party.

5 You may not post articles, news items or other content, or links to such items, without permission from the copyright holder.

6 You must not knowingly transmit or post any data, send or upload any material that contains viruses, Trojan horses, worms, time-bombs, keystroke loggers, software, hardware or any other harmful programs, files or similar computer code which may adversely affect the operation of any computer software or hardware or telecommunications equipment.

7 Contributions (in whole or in part) must:

7.1 be accurate (where they state facts);

7.2 be genuinely held (where they state opinions); and

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

8 Except for Premium Subscribers (who are permitted to use the Website for business purposes only in accordance with the terms and conditions applicable to the premium subscription service), you agree to use the Website for personal and non-commercial purposes only.

9 We have sole discretion to determine the appropriate action we may take in response to a breach by you of this Acceptable Use Policy.

10 You warrant that any Contribution you make does comply with these standards, and you agree to indemnify us for any breach of that warranty.


We may change our 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.

Please read our full terms and conditions which include this policy.


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