WEBSITE ACCEPTABLE USE POLICY
This acceptable use policy sets out the terms between you and us under which you may access our website www.poolingbudgets.org (the “Site”). This acceptable use policy applies to all users of, and visitors to, our Site.
- Never use your real last name or give anyone your address or telephone number. Use a nickname instead to register.
- Remember people don't always tell the truth about who they are or what they look like.
- Never tell anyone your password
- If you set up a group only invite people you know to join.
- Do not send messages which will hurt or offend people or you will be banned from using the site.
- If you plan to meet someone, make sure you meet in a public place, take a friend with you and tell someone where you are going and what time you will be back
Ruils reserves the right to change this policy at any time by amending this page. Your continued use of the Site after changes are posted constitutes your acceptance of this acceptable use policy of use as modified. 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.
You may use the Site only for lawful purposes. You may not use the Site:
i. in any way that breaches any applicable local, national or international law or regulation.
ii. in any way that is unlawful or fraudulent, or has any unlawful or fraudulent purpose or effect.
iii. to send, knowingly receive, upload, download, use or re-use any material which does not comply with our content standards.
iv. to knowingly transmit any data, send or upload any material that contains viruses, Trojan horses, worms, time-bombs, keystroke loggers, spyware, adware or any other harmful programs or similar computer code designed to adversely affect the operation of any computer software or hardware.
You also agree:
ii. not to access without authority, interfere with, damage or disrupt:
a) any part of the Site;
b) any equipment or network on which the Site is stored;
c) any software used in the provision of the Site; or
d) any equipment or network or software owned or used by any third party.
These content standards apply to any and all material which you contribute to our Site (“contributions”), and to any interactive services associated with it.
You must comply with the spirit of the following standards as well as the letter. The standards apply to each part of any contribution as well as to its whole.
i. be accurate (where they state facts).
ii. be genuinely held (where they state opinions).
iii. comply with applicable law in the UK and in any country from which they are posted.
Contributions must not:
i. contain any material which is defamatory of any person.
ii. contain any material which is obscene, offensive, hateful or inflammatory.
iii. promote violence.
iv. promote discrimination based on race, sex, religion, nationality, disability, sexual orientation or age.
v. infringe any copyright, database right or trade mark of any other person.
vi. be likely to deceive any person.
vii. be made in breach of any legal duty owed to a third party, such as a contractual duty or a duty of confidence.
viii. be likely to harass, upset, embarrass, alarm or annoy any other person.
ix. be used to impersonate any person, or to misrepresent your identity or affiliation with any person.
x. give the impression that they emanate from us, if this is not the case.
xi. advocate, promote or assist any unlawful act such as (by way of example only) copyright infringement or computer misuse.
SUSPENSION AND TERMINATION
We will determine, in our discretion, whether there has been a breach of this acceptable use policy through your use of the Site. When a breach of this policy has occurred, we may take such action as we deem appropriate.
i. immediate, temporary or permanent withdrawal of your right to use the Site.
ii. immediate, temporary or permanent removal of any posting or material uploaded by you to the Site.
iii. issue of a warning to you.
iv. legal proceedings against you for reimbursement of all costs, damages or losses resulting from the breach.
v. disclosure of such information to law enforcement authorities as we reasonably feel is necessary.
We exclude liability for actions taken in response to breaches of this acceptable use policy. The responses described in this policy are not limited, and we may take any other action we reasonably deem appropriate.
TERMS OF WEBSITE USE
INFORMATION ABOUT US
www.poolingbudgets.org is a website operated by Ruils. We are registered in England and Wales with registered company number 6682677 and charity number 1127896.
ACCESSING OUR SITE
Access to the Site is permitted on a temporary basis, and we reserve the right to withdraw or amend the services we provide on the Site or the Site itself without notice. We will not be liable if for any reason the Site is unavailable at any time or for any period.
You are responsible for any information that you give which must be specific, accurate, complete and relate to your current needs. You agree that you are solely responsible for ensuring the suitability of candidates for the vacancy you are posting or the job you are applying for. It is recommended that you undertake a rigorous face to face interview, take steps to verify previous employment history and qualifications, take up character and work references, undertake a criminal records disclosure check and other actions you consider necessary to confirm the integrity of a candidate or the person you are applying to for a job (as the case may be).
You also agree that age, gender or ethnicity data or any other such information provided by an applicant will not be used in any employment-related decision you make.
When using the Site, you must comply with the provisions of our acceptable use policy.
SCOPE OF SERVICES
We provide web based information and guidance for individuals looking to pool their budget with others to access care and support
Access to the website is currently free but we reserve the right to charge a subscription fee at any time and will endeavour to give reasonable notice of any change in subscription fees before implementing any change.
We may deactivate the accounts of those individuals who have not logged into the Site and/or used the services for a period of 3 months or more (as calculated by the date of last connection to the Site). Deactivated accounts can be reactivated on request to email@example.com
INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS
We are the owner or the licensee of all intellectual property rights contained in the Site, and in the material published on it. Those works are protected by laws and treaties relating to intellectual property rights around the world. All such rights are reserved.
Any material you upload to the Site will be considered non-confidential and non-proprietary, and we have the right to use, copy, distribute and disclose to third parties any such material for any purpose. We also have the right to disclose your identity to any third party who is claiming that any material posted or uploaded by you to the Site constitutes a violation of their intellectual property rights, or of their right to privacy.
MATERIAL AND USE OF THE SITE
You must not modify the paper or digital copies of any materials you have printed off or downloaded in any way, and you must not use any illustrations, photographs, video or audio sequences or any graphics obtained from the Site or services except to receive the services without prior other written consent. Where we consent to such use of materials our status (and that of any identified contributors) as the authors of material on the Site must always be acknowledged and attributed.
You must not use any part of the materials on the Site for commercial purposes without obtaining our prior written consent. We are not specifically set up to act on behalf or in conjunction with agencies, therefore do not encourage the use of the services by agencies.
You may not use the services offered through the Site or the Site itself for illegal and/or unauthorised uses, including, without limitations, collecting usernames and/or email addresses of other users by electronic or other means for the purpose of sending unsolicited email and unauthorised framing of or linking to the Site. Any such action will be investigated, and appropriate legal action may be taken at our discretion.
The Site and the information, names, images, pictures, logos on the Site or obtained in relation to the services are provided "as is" without any representation or endorsement made and without warranty of any kind whether express or implied. Ruils does not warrant that the functions contained in the material contained in the Site will be uninterrupted or error free or that defects will be corrected.
Whenever you make use of a feature that allows you to upload material to the Site, or to make contact with other users of the Site, you must comply with our acceptable use policy.
You must not misuse the Site by knowingly introducing viruses, trojan horses, worms, logic bombs or other material which is malicious or technologically harmful. You must not attempt to gain unauthorised access to the Site, the server on which the Site is stored or any server, computer or database connected to the Site. You must not attack the Site via a denial-of-service attack or a distributed denial-of service attack. In the event that you breach this provision, your right to use the Site will cease immediately.
We will not be liable for any loss or damage caused by a distributed denial-of-service attack, viruses or other technologically harmful material that may infect your computer equipment, computer programs, data or other proprietary material due to your use of the Site or your downloading of any material posted on it or on any website linked to it.
Commentary, content and other materials posted on the Site are not intended to amount to advice on which reliance should be placed. We therefore disclaim all liability and responsibility arising from any reliance placed on such materials by any visitor to the Site, or by anyone who may be informed of any of its contents. The materials and content displayed on the Site are provided without any guarantees, conditions or warranties as to their accuracy, completeness or reliability.
To the extent permitted by law, we expressly exclude:
i. all conditions, warranties and other terms which might otherwise be implied by statute, common law or the law of equity; and
ii. any liability for any direct, indirect or consequential loss or damage incurred by any user in connection with the Site or in connection with the use, inability to use, or results of the use of the Site or services, any websites linked to it and any materials posted on it, including, without limitation any liability for: a) loss of income or revenue; b) loss of business; c) loss of profits or contracts; d) loss of anticipated savings; e) loss of, or corruption to data; f) loss of goodwill; g) wasted management or office time; and h) for any other loss or damage of any kind, however arising and whether caused by tort (including negligence), breach of contract, statutory duty or otherwise, even if foreseeable, provided that this shall not prevent claims for loss of or damage to your tangible property or any other claims for direct financial loss that are not excluded by any of the categories set out above.
This does not affect our liability for death or personal injury arising from our negligence nor our liability for fraud or fraudulent misrepresentation or any other liability which cannot be excluded or limited under applicable law.
JURISDICTION AND APPLICABLE LAW
If you have any concerns about material which appears on the Site, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.