Acceptable Use Policy

1 Prohibited uses

1.1 You may use the Website only for lawful purposes. You may not use the Website or any of the services or facilities accessible through it:

1.1.1 In any way that breaches any applicable local, national or international law or regulation.

1.1.2 In any way that is unlawful or fraudulent, or has any unlawful or fraudulent purpose or effect.

1.1.3 To send, knowingly receive, upload, download, use or re-use any material which does not comply with our Content Standards as set out in clause 3.

1.1.4 To transmit, or procure the sending of, any unsolicited or unauthorised advertising or promotional material or any other form of similar solicitation (spam).

1.1.5 To knowingly transmit any data, or 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.

1.2 You also agree:

1.2.1 Not to reproduce, duplicate, copy, download or re-sell any part of the Website in contravention of the provisions of our General Terms of Use.

1.2.2 Not to access without authority, interfere with, damage or disrupt:

(a) any part of the Website;

(b) any equipment or network on which the Website is stored;

(c) any software used in the provision of the Website; or

(d) any equipment or network or software owned or used by any third party.

2 Interactive services

2.1 We may from time to time provide interactive services on the Website, including, without limitation messaging facilities, chat rooms and bulletin boards.

2.2 Where we do provide any interactive service, we will provide clear information to you about the kind of service offered, if it is moderated and what form of moderation is used (including whether it is human or technical).

2.3 We will do our best to assess any possible risks for users from third parties when they use any interactive service provided on the Website, and we will decide in each case whether it is appropriate to use moderation of the relevant service (including what kind of moderation to use) in the light of those risks. However, we are under no obligation to oversee, monitor or moderate any interactive service we provide on the Website, and we expressly exclude our liability for any loss or damage arising from the content of any interactive services and the use of any interactive service by a user in contravention of our content standards, whether the service is moderated or not.

2.4 Where we do moderate an interactive service, we will normally provide you with a means of contacting the moderator, should a concern or difficulty arise.

2.5 If you use interactive services, it is your responsibility to comply with this Acceptable Use Policy and any applicable additional terms and conditions.

3 Content Standards

3.1 These content standards apply to any and all material which you contribute to the Website ("Contributions"), and to any interactive services associated with it. Contributions shall, without limitation, include advertisements and materials submitted for inclusion in library and/or media centre facilities.

3.2 You must comply with the spirit of the following standards as well as the strict provisions detailed below. The Content Standards apply to each part of any Contribution as well as to its whole.

3.3 Contributions must:

3.3.1 Be accurate (where they state facts).

3.3.2 Be genuinely held (where they state opinions).

3.3.3 Comply with applicable law in the UK and in any country from which they are posted.

3.4 Contributions must not:

3.4.1 Contain any material which is defamatory of any person.

3.4.2 Contain any material which is obscene, offensive, hateful or inflammatory.

3.4.3 Contain sexually explicit material.

3.4.4 Promote violence.

3.4.5 Promote discrimination based on race, sex, religion, nationality, disability, sexual orientation or age.

3.4.6 Infringe any copyright, database right, trade mark or any other intellectual property right of any other person.

3.4.7 Be likely to deceive any person.

3.4.8 Be made in breach of any legal duty owed to a third party, such as a contractual duty or a duty of confidence.

3.4.9 Promote any illegal activity.

3.4.10 Be threatening, abusive or invade another's privacy, or cause annoyance, inconvenience or needless anxiety.

3.4.11 Be likely to harass, upset, embarrass, alarm or annoy any other person.

3.4.12 Be used to impersonate any person, or to misrepresent your or anyone else's identity or affiliation with any person.

3.4.13 Give the impression that they emanate from us or any other person, if this is not the case.

3.4.14 Advocate, promote or assist any unlawful act such as (by way of example only) copyright infringement or computer misuse.

4 Breach of the Acceptable Use Policy

4.1 We will determine, in our discretion, whether there has been a breach of this Acceptable Use Policy through your use of the Website. When a breach of this policy has occurred, we may take such action as we deem appropriate.

4.2 Failure to comply with this Acceptable Use Policy constitutes a material breach of the Website Terms and Conditions of Use. For the effect of this see Miscellaneous Provisions.

4.3 We exclude liability for actions taken in response to breaches of this Acceptable Use Policy.