Monday, 9th December, 2013
Please read these terms and conditions carefully. We have created them to protect you and to ensure that Neighbourhoodwatch.net is enjoyable, safe and secure for everyone.
Neighbourhoodwatch.net requires its users to abide by these terms and conditions; if you do not agree to them please do not visit Neighbourhoodwatch.net or register as a member or subscribe to any of our subscription based services.
This website, Neighbourhoodwatch.net (the Site), is owned by the UK Neighbourhood Watch Trust (UKNWT).
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Acceptance of Terms of Service
1.0 Neighbourhoodwatch.net is provided free of charge to you under these terms and conditions (Terms of Service).
1.1 These Terms of Service govern your use of all services provided to you by Neighbourhoodwatch.net (whether you are a member, a subscriber or a visitor), including, but not limited to, your use of any discussion forums, message boards, blogs, email accounts, personal profile pages and any other features and services provided from time to time.
1.2 Your use of the Site or any of the services offered on it will constitute your agreement to comply with these Terms of Service.
Introduction to agreement
2.0 Neighbourhoodwatch.net is intended for your use in the United Kingdom only. We make no warranty or representation that Neighbourhoodwatch.net (or any element of it) is appropriate or available for use in locations outside the United Kingdom. Accessing Neighbourhoodwatch.net from territories where your access to it is prohibited or where such service (or any part thereof) is considered illegal or unlawful is not permitted under these Terms of Service. If you choose to access Neighbourhoodwatch.net from locations outside the United Kingdom, you do so on your own initiative and you are responsible for compliance with all applicable local laws.
3.0 We reserve the right to modify these Terms of Service from time to time without notice to you. Notice of revisions to these Terms of Service will be posted here. Continued use of the Site by you will constitute your acceptance of any changes or revisions to the Terms of Service. We advise that you check this page regularly.
3.1 We may (at our discretion) provide you notice of revisions to the Terms of Service to any email address you have provided to Neighbourhoodwatch.net. If you do not agree with any changes or revisions you must discontinue your use of the Site.
3.2 From time to time Neighbourhoodwatch.net may supplement these Terms of Service with additional terms (Additional Terms) applying to, but not limited to, specific content, such as quizzes, surveys or competitions. Any Additional Terms will be clearly placed on Neighbourhoodwatch.net to be viewed in connection with the specific content to which they relate. Any Additional Terms will form part of these Terms of Service and your use of the Site constitutes your agreement to comply with these Additional Terms.
4.0 Much of the Site may be viewed by anyone who visits Neighbourhoodwatch.net; however you will need to register as a subscriber or member in order to access some of the Site’s services and facilities.
4.1 When you register on the Site you are confirming that you are over 18 years of age or that you are a minor over 13 years of age with your parents’ consent to use the service or services for which you are registering.
4.2 All minors are recommended to discuss these Terms of Service with their parents or legal guardian before they complete any registration process or provide us with any information about themselves. We do not permit persons who we know to be younger than 13 years of age to register with Neighbourhoodwatch.net.
4.3 You agree that any information about yourself that you provide to us upon registration or at any other time will be true, accurate and complete and that you will ensure that this information is kept accurate and up to date at all times. Neighbourhoodwatch.net reserves the right to terminate your membership and access to any specific content on the Site if we learn that you have provided Neighbourhoodwatch.net with false or misleading information.
5.0 When you register to use Neighbourhoodwatch.net you will be asked to create a password. You must keep this password confidential and must not disclose it to or share it with anyone. You will be responsible for all activities that occur under your password. If you know or suspect that someone else knows your password you agree to notify us immediately at email@example.com.
5.1 If you forget your password please click here or contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will be able to remind you of your password if you satisfy our security check.
7.0 Neighbourhoodwatch.net respects the intellectual property of others, and we ask our users to do the same. Neighbourhoodwatch.net may, in appropriate circumstances and at its discretion, terminate the access of users and subscribers who infringe the copyright rights of others.
7.1 If you believe that your work has been copied and is accessible on Neighbourhoodwatch.net in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, or that the Site contains links or other references to another online location that contains material or activity that infringes your copyright, please contact Neighbourhoodwatch.net immediately.
8.0 You acknowledge that Neighbourhoodwatch.net or its licensors owns the rights to all material on the Site, including copyrights, database rights, trade marks (whether registered or not), design rights and other intellectual or proprietary rights of whatever nature, anywhere in the world. You may not use any material from the Site, including all logos and brands on the Site, without the prior written permission of Neigbourhoodwatch.net.
8.1 You may retrieve and display content from the Site on a computer screen, print individual pages on paper (but not photocopy them) and store such pages in electronic form on disk (but not on any server or other storage device connected to a network) for your own personal, non-commercial use, without alteration, addition or deletion. Other than by connecting to the Site’s servers by HTTP requests using a Web browser, you may not attempt to gain access to the Site’s servers by any means, including, without limitation, by using administrator passwords or by masquerading as an administrator while using the Site or otherwise.
8.2 Neighbourhoodwatch.net is to be used by you only for your own personal use. Use of the Site for commercial purposes or to obtain financial gain are strictly prohibited without Neighbourhoodwatch.net's prior written consent. You may not make unauthorised use in any way, by publication, re-transmission, distribution, performance, caching or otherwise, of material obtained from the Site.
8.3 Neighbourhoodwatch.net may not be used to send chain letters, junk mail, 'spam', solicitations (commercial or non-commercial) or bulk communications of any kind unless the recipient has previously given permission to be included in such a mailing list.
8.4 Neighbourhoodwatch.net may not be used to advertise a company, product or service or to recruit staff.
8.5 You are solely responsible for all of your use of the Site, including the content of your entries on the site and for the consequences of any such entries.
8.6 You may not use the Site to send, publish, distribute or post, in any media or form, including but not limited to text, photographs, video and sound, any message or material that is obscene, vulgar, indecent, offensive, unlawful, abusive, harassing, hateful, threatening, profane, harmful, defamatory or false or that is racially, sexually or otherwise discriminatory.
8.7 You may not use the Site to send, publish, distribute or post (in any media or form) any message or material that is encrypted, constitutes junk mail or unauthorised advertising, or which otherwise includes objectionable or illegal material of any kind or nature, that encourages or engages in conduct that could constitute a criminal offence, give rise to civil liability or otherwise violate any applicable local, national or international law or regulation.
8.8 You are responsible for ensuring that any material you provide to the Site or post on it (in any media or form) does not violate the copyright, trademark or any other personal, intellectual, or proprietary rights of any third party.
8.9 You agree to use the Site only for lawful purposes and you acknowledge that your failure to do so may subject you to civil and criminal liability.
8.10 You agree not to disrupt, modify or interfere with the Site or its associated software, hardware and servers in any way, and you agree not to impede or interfere with others' use of the Site.
8.11 You further agree not to alter or tamper with any information or materials on, or associated with, the Site.
8.12 You must not use the Site, or any part of it, in a way that might reasonably be expected to cause the Site to be interrupted, damaged, rendered less efficient or which could in any way damage the operation of another's computer.
8.13 You agree not to post or email material that is deliberately intended to harass, intimidate or upset other users of the Site.
8.14 You must not use the Site to advertise or solicit in any form whatsoever, unless you have received prior written permission from Neighbourhoodwatch.net.
8.15 You must not impersonate any other person or entity, whether actual or fictitious, while using the Site.
8.16 You agree that Neighbourhoodwatch.net is not responsible, and shall have no liability to you, with respect to any information or materials posted on the Site by others (in any media or form) including defamatory, offensive or illicit material.
8.17 Publication of any material you submit to the Site is at the sole discretion of Neighbourhoodwatch.net. Neighbourhoodwatch.net reserves the right at its absolute discretion, and without notice, to republish any material you submit to the Site and to edit, alter, delete or move any material whatsoever posted to, appearing on or distributed by Neighbourhoodwatch.net. No correspondence will be entered into in respect of any such decisions by Neighbourhoodwatch.net.
8.18 You grant to Neighbourhoodwatch.net a non-exclusive, perpetual, royalty-free licence to use, modify, display, republish or sub-licence for any purpose whatsoever, howsoever altered or edited, any material you submit in any format, and you warrant to Neighbourhoodwatch.net that any material you submit is your own work and that you own its copyright and all relevant rights.
8.19 Neighbourhoodwatch.net does not necessarily endorse, support, sanction, encourage, verify or agree with any comments, opinions or statements posted by users in discussion forums, blogs or elsewhere on the Site. Any information or material placed on the Site by users, including advice and opinions, is the view and responsibility of those users and does not necessarily represent the view of Neighbourhoodwatch.net. Neighbourhoodwatch.net does not accept any liability for the content or accuracy of material submitted by users of the Site.
8.20 Neighbourhoodwatch.net does not read every message, blog or post generated by users of the Site and does not guarantee the accuracy, integrity or quality of such content. Further, Neighbourhoodwatch.net operates a ‘notice and take-down’ policy which means if we notice or are made aware of a post, message or entry that contravenes these Terms of Service we reserve the right to amend or remove the offending entry.
8.21 Neighbourhoodwatch.net may at any time, and without prior or post warning, close any discussion forum or discussion thread as it considers appropriate.
8.22 While we require all users of Neighbourhoodwatch.net to comply with these Terms of Service you understand that, by using Neighbourhoodwatch.net, it is possible that you may be exposed to content that is offensive, indecent or objectionable.
8.23 If you read an entry which you believe breaks these Terms of Service please report it to us immediately using the 'Report this entry' link at the bottom of the post. All reports are reviewed, and any appropriate action taken, as soon as possible during normal office hours.
9.0 Neighbourhoodwatch.net assumes no responsibility for the deletion of or failure to store e-mail messages or for any problems with its personal and group profile pages service. Whilst the security of your personal information is a priority to us, you should be aware that e-mails you send to us are not necessarily secure when they are transmitted to us. If your communication to us or any third party is sensitive or includes highly confidential information such as credit card number, you may want to provide it by post or via the telephone instead.
10.0 You acknowledge that Neighbourhoodwatch.net has not reviewed and does not endorse the content of any sites linked to from this Site and is not responsible for the content or actions of any other sites linked to from Neighbourhoodwatch.net. Linking to any other service or site from this Site is carried out at your sole risk.
10.1 Neighbourhoodwatch.net makes no representations as to the quality, suitability, functionality or legality of any sites to which we may provide links or any goods or services available from such sites. You acknowledge that the owners of such sites may be independent from Neighbourhoodwatch.net. Neighbourhoodwatch.net does not endorse or accept any responsibility for the content of such sites.
10.2 All matters concerning any goods and services that you purchase from a third party website, including without limitation all contract terms are solely between you and the owner of that site. Neighbourhoodwatch.net will not be liable for any costs or damages to you or any third party arising directly or indirectly out of your use of any third party website.
10.4 Neighbourhoodwatch.net occasionally joins with selected third party partners to enable you to purchase products and services, either from the Site or from the website of the third party. Transactions carried out with specified third party partners (and not with Neighbourhoodwatch.net) will be governed by the third party's standard terms and conditions which may be found on their sites before you transact and which will be notified to you at the time a purchase is made. Neighbourhoodwatch.net cannot and does not accept any responsibility or liability for any losses you may suffer as a result of entering into any transaction with any third party.
10.5 Any third party web site that links to this Site must not create a frame or any other browser or border environment around the content of this site, imply that Neighbourhoodwatch.net is endorsing it or its products or services, use any Neighbourhoodwatch.net trade mark displayed on the Site without permission from Neighbourhoodwatch.net, infringe any intellectual property or other right of any person, be a web site that contains content that could be construed as distasteful, offensive or controversial.
10.6 Neighbourhoodwatch.net expressly reserves the right to request that any link in breach of these terms be removed and to take whatever other action it deems appropriate.
From time to time neighbourhoodwatch.net (or selected third parties) may include competitions, promotions or other offers on the Site. All competitions including free draws, prize competitions and instant win offers will be subject to the conditions in the following paragraphs. In addition any competition or promotion may be subject to its own express terms and conditions and, if so, these will be clearly stated at the time and published in conjunction with any other details of the competition.
12.0 While Neighbourhoodwatch.net takes every care to ensure that the information on the Site is accurate and complete, some of it is supplied to Neighbourhoodwatch.net by third parties and Neighbourhoodwatch.net is unable to check its accuracy or completeness. You are advised to verify the accuracy of any information before relying on it. Further, due to the inherent nature of the Internet, errors, interruptions and delays may occur in the service at any time.
13.0 You understand and agree that your use of the Site and any of its services is at your own risk. The Site is provided "as is" and “as available” and to the extent permitted by applicable law, Neighbourhoodwatch.net and its affiliates expressly disclaim any and all warranties, express or implied, including but not limited to any warranties of accuracy, reliability, title, merchantability, non-infringement, fitness for a particular purpose or any other warranty, condition, guarantee or representation, in any form whatsoever.
13.1 You understand and agree that any material and/or data downloaded or otherwise obtained through your use of Neighbourhoodwatch.net is at your own discretion and risk and that you will be solely responsible for any damage to your computer system or loss of data that results from the download of such material and/or data.
13.2 You understand and agree that Neighbourhoodwatch.net does not guarantee the accuracy or completeness of any information on the Site or provided in connection with Neighbourhoodwatch.net. Neighbourhoodwatch.net is not responsible for any errors or omissions or for the results obtained from the use of information on the Site.
13.3 Except as required by law, Neighbourhoodwatch.net and its affiliates shall not be liable to you or any third parties for any direct, indirect, special, consequential or punitive damages allegedly sustained arising out of your access to or inability to access the Site, including for viruses alleged to have been obtained from the Site, your use of or reliance on the Site or any of the information or materials available on the Site, or for messages received or transactions entered into or resulting from unauthorised access to or alteration of your transmissions or data, regardless of the type of claim or the nature of the cause of action, even if advised of the possibility of such damages.
13.4 Neighbourhoodwatch.net makes no warranty, implied or explicit, that the Site will meet your requirements or will be provided uninterrupted, error-free, virus-free, timely, secure, accurate, reliable, of any quality, nor that the content is safe in any manner for download.
13.5 You understand and agree that neither Neighbourhoodwatch.net nor its affiliates nor any participant in the Site provides legal, medical or professional advice of any kind and that use of such advice or any other information is solely at your own risk and discretion.
13.6 Nothing in these Terms of Service shall operate to exclude or restrict Neighbourhoodwatch.net's liability for death or personal injury caused by negligence.
14.0 You agree to indemnify Neighbourhoodwatch.net and its affiliates, officers, employees, advertisers, partners, agents and representatives, and to hold them harmless from any and all claims, demands and liabilities (including legal fees) that may arise from your submissions or provision of content, from your unauthorised use of material obtained through the Site, from your breach of this Agreement, or from any such acts arising through your use of the Site or any other violation of the rights of another person or party.
14.1 You acknowledge that any breach of these warranties may cause Neighbourhoodwatch.net damage or loss and agree to indemnify and hold harmless Neighbourhoodwatch.net in full and permanently against any third party liabilities, claims, costs, loss or damage incurred by Neighbourhoodwatch.net as a result of publishing any material you submit to us, including consequential loss.
15.0 Neighbourhoodwatch.net will be entitled to restrict, suspend or terminate your membership or deny you access to Neighbourhoodwatch.net or take such other action as Neighbourhoodwatch.net deems appropriate if Neighbourhoodwatch.net determines, in its sole discretion, that you are in breach any of the Terms of Service or Neighbourhoodwatch.net considers in its sole discretion that your use of Neighbourhoodwatch.net is inappropriate or otherwise unacceptable.
15.1 The restriction, suspension or termination of your access to the Site pursuant to this section will be without prejudice to any rights which Neighbourhoodwatch.net may have against you in respect of your breach of these Terms of Service.
15.3 Neighbourhoodwatch.net may modify or discontinue the Site with or without notice to you and without liability to you or any third party.
15.4 Neighbourhoodwatch.net has the right to terminate your ability to access the Site and its service, for any reason, without notice, but in particular if you fail to follow these Terms of Service.
16.0 In the event that any provision of the Terms of Service conflicts with the law under which the Terms of Service are to be construed or if any such provisions are held invalid by a court with jurisdiction over the parties to the Terms of Service, such provision will be deleted and the remainder of the terms of these Terms of Service will remain in full force and effect.
16.1 Any failure or delay by us to enforce strict performance by you of any of the Terms of Service or to exercise any right under the Terms of Service will not be construed as a waiver to any extent of our rights.
16.2 Neighbourhoodwatch.net may assign its rights and obligations under these Terms of Service and upon such assignment Neighbourhoodwatch.net shall be relieved of any further obligation under these Terms of Service.
16.4 From time to time, the Site may publish articles or features, which some Site visitors may find offensive. Neighbourhoodwatch.net does not intend to offend and suggests that Site visitors who find the tone or content of the Site offensive no longer visit the Site. No responsibility is taken for any offense caused.
17.0 These Terms of Service, for all purposes, shall be governed by and construed in accordance with English law and any dispute, claim or matter arising under these Terms of Service shall be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English courts.
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