Forum Announcement: Terms & Conditions - May 2018
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Terms & Conditions - May 2018
TTwebsite have a number of discussion forums which enable interested members of the motorcycling community to engage in an exchange of information and news about a range of topics. Feedback from the forums will be used alongside other activities to determine future decisions of the website.

You may read all postings in the discussion forums without registering. If you wish to have your say and post a message then you will be required to register. Registration to the forum is free, but we do insist that you abide by our rules.

Before you contribute your views to a forum, please read through the terms and conditions that are outlined below:

Please be aware of the following

Telecommunications Act 1984 (c. 12)

Part II Provision of Telecommunication Services

(1) A person who—

(a) ~ sends, by means of a public telecommunication system, a message or other matter that is grossly offensive or of an indecent, obscene or menacing character;

or

(b) ~ sends by those means, for the purpose of causing annoyance, inconvenience or needless anxiety to another, a message that he knows to be false or persistently makes use for that purpose of a public telecommunication system,

shall be guilty of an offence and liable on summary conviction to imprisonment for a term not exceeding six months or a fine not exceeding level 5 on the standard scale or both.


Read the Legislation HERE

Disclaimer

TTwebsite provides these forums 'as is' and accepts no responsibility for any loss, liability, claim, demand, damage, expenses, or legal fees arising from or connected to any comments made on these forums.

Unless indicated otherwise, the comments posted on the forums are personal views, and do not represent the views of TTwebsite.

TTwebsite strives to monitor these forums as closely as possible and will remove any unlawful, offensive, defamatory or inappropriate information. If you spot any such material in the forums please contact me by sending a PM.

TTwebsite hosts the forums and manage the account registrations. If you register to add posts to the forum, your registration details will be stored with TTwebsite. Whilst TTwebsite uses a trusted and secure server, we do not accept responsibility for any information that it stores on your behalf.

General Data Protection Regulation ( GDPR)

As from 25 May 2018, the new EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will come into effect. In light of this new legislation, we wanted to inform you of your rights in relation to this.

You can inform us at any time if you do not want us to contact you, if you wish to change the way we communicate with you, you can contact us via - info@ttwebsite.com.

We look forward to working with you again in the future.


General Terms of Use

The forum is intended to encourage sensible and constructive discussion.

The moderation guidelines are designed to balance freedom of speech with ensuring a mature and disciplined attitude to discussions is maintained.

All messages submitted to these forums may be moderated.

Comments that are judged to be defamatory, abusive or in bad taste are not acceptable and the moderator will edit or delete such messages. The Moderator will not enter into debate with individual contributors and the moderators decision is final in such matters.

You can post to the forum as per normal at any time including evenings and weekends.

The forum will be checked on a regular basis to review postings for acceptbility under these T&C's.

We ask that users act responsibly when posting or replying to messages. Any repeated misuse of the forum will result in the user being banned (via their IP address, email address, name, log in etc).

TTwebsite makes no representations or warranties whatsoever as to the accuracy of the information contained in forum postings.

Any comments written should not be taken as representative of the views of TTwebsite.


Acceptable content

Postings will not be allowed which could be judged to be:

•1. Defamatory -Adversely affecting the reputation of a clearly identifiable person, company or organisation.
•2. Personal -Including private information about yourself or other people.
•3. Harassing - Harassment is unwanted conduct (including insults and ‘jokes’) affecting the dignity of another, including written attacks on another person. Such conduct could relate to gender, race, nationality, sexual orientation, religion, disability or other similarly sensitive issues.
•4. Obscene - Material that is offensive, indecent or pornographic, including any material of a sexual nature.
•5. Offensive - Material that might reasonably be expected to cause distress to others. Postings should be civil, tasteful and polite. They should not be mean-spirited, or contributed with the intention of causing trouble. They should not include vulgar language, (full words or abbreviations of). They should show respect for users of all ages and abilities.
•6. Confidential - Any information, disclosure of which would constitute a breach of the common law duty of confidentiality.
•7. An incitement - Any posting that seeks to influence another to the commission of a criminal offence.
•8. In contempt of court - Disclosing information about live court proceedings before that information has been heard in court or where reporting restrictions are in place. Please note that the moderators will generally bar any postings relating to court proceedings, as they cannot be expected to know or investigate the legal status of individual cases.
•9. Advertising - Postings advertising a service or business.
•10. Party political - Postings that are clearly party political in nature. This is particularly relevant during elections, and those postings that canvass support for, or opposition to, any political party.
•11. In breach of copyright - Postings that may infringe any of the laws governing copyright. (TTwebsite accepts no liability whatsoever for any actionable breach of such laws).
•12. Using multiple log-ins - If you use multiple log-ins for the purpose of disrupting the community or annoying other users you may be barred from the forum.
•13. Duplicate or overly trivial repetitive or trivial postings.
•14. Spamming or off-topic material.
•15. Impersonation Postings perceived as impersonating another though user name or views.
•16. Using vulgar or offensive user names.
•17. One to one arguments. Such postings should be conducted through private email and not through public discussion.
•18. Messages will not be posted in languages other than English.
.19. TT website reserve the right to modify and/or delete inappropriate postings. 
.20. TT website reserve the right to move any post that in their opinion has been initially posted in an inappropriate category.
.21 Applications for registration will be denied where applicants use Profile Names that are offensive, derogatory and simply unacceptable by way of their structure/intent. In addition, with-holding information where it is requested at sign-up will also tend to have an application rejected. Using false/non corroborative email addresses as point of contact will render a persons application rejected.


Complaints

TTwebsite reserves the right to remove inappropriate or offensive messages. If you feel there is a post that is offensive or inappropriate in any way, please report it to me via the PM facility.

If you have any general questions or concerns about how the forum operates, please contact me via the PM facility.



Forum Do’s

•Do make sure you are familiar with the guidance on acceptable content.
•Do share your views and knowledge with others.
•Do be patient with other users. Even if someone posts in a way that annoys you (in “txt spk” for example), try to stay polite and balanced in any response.
•Do be very careful what links you use, respected news sources that contain a relevant news story you wish to talk about are OK. Do not post any personal urls in the forums as this could result in your account being suspended. If you are unsure, then don’t use a link.
•TTwebsite is not responsible for the content of third party sites.
•Do inform the moderators if you think they need to check a post for any reason. For example, you may think it is offensive or inappropriate.
•Do inform the moderators if you think someone is misusing the forum, don’t get involved yourself
•Do contact the moderators if you have any concerns, questions or complaints about the use of the forum.



Forum Don’ts

•Do not give out any personal information about yourself especially contact information. There are many casual guests who will visit the forum and you can never be entirely certain that you know the people you are chatting to.
•Do not post any personal information about others; respect other people's privacy.
•Do not post defamatory, harassing or unlawful comments relating to individuals, organisations or any group of people.
•Do not add anything to your signature that others users may get annoyed by, such as very long signatures or excessive emoticons.
•Do not put any links in signatures.
•Do not copy and paste large chunks from other sites, or include copyrighted material in your post.
•Do not link directly to any kind of media file, photographs, and movie clips, etc… these may not be accepted and could subsequently be deleted.
•Do not try to use the forum to promote your website, business, or yourself.
.Do not use the forum to promote any website of a commercial nature without the express permission of TTwebsite.
•Do not repeatedly re-post deleted topics; this will result in you being banned from using the forum.
.Do NOT "bump" posts of any type in any Section, any more than once a week (max).




Malcolm.
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