Goldchallenge.org acceptable use policy
This acceptable use policy sets out the terms between you and us under which you may access our website www.goldchallenge.org ("our site"). This acceptable use policy applies to all users of, and visitors to, our site.
Your use of our site means that you accept, and agree to abide by, all the policies in this acceptable use policy, which supplement our Terms of Website Use
www.goldchallenge.org is a site operated by Gold Challenge Limited (â€œwe"or "us"). We are registered in England and Wales under company number 07179789 and have our registered office at 6 Southwood Lane, London, England N6 5EE. Our VAT number is 998 6226 52. We are a limited company.
1 Prohibited uses
1.1 You may use our site only for lawful purposes. You may not use our site:
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 for the purpose of harming or attempting to harm minors in any way;
1.1.4 to send, knowingly receive, upload, download, use or re-use any material which does not comply with our content standards below;
1.1.5 to transmit, or procure the sending of, any unsolicited or unauthorised advertising or promotional material or any other form of similar solicitation (spam);
1.1.6 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.
1.2 You also agree:
1.2.1 Not to reproduce, duplicate, copy or re-sell any part of our site in contravention of the provisions of our Terms of Website Use
1.2.2 Not to access without authority, interfere with, damage or disrupt:
(a) any part of our site;
(b) any equipment or network on which our site is stored;
(c) any software used in the provision of our site; 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 our site, including, without limitation:
2.1.1 chat rooms;
2.1.2 bulletin boards;
2.1.3 links to social media
("interactive services" and each an "interactive service").
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 (and in particular, for children) from third parties when they use any interactive service provided on our site, 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 our site, and we expressly exclude our liability for any loss or damage arising from the use of any interactive service by a user in contravention of our content standards, whether the service is moderated or not.
2.4 The use of any of our interactive services by a minor is subject to the consent of their parent or guardian. We advise parents who permit their children to use an interactive service that it is important that they communicate with their children about their safety online, as moderation is not foolproof. Minors who are using any interactive service should be made aware of the potential risks to them.
2.5 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.
2.6 We advise that you never reveal any personal information about yourself or anyone else (for example: telephone number, postal address, home address or email address or any other details that would allow you to be personally identified) on our site.
3 Content standards
3.1 The content standards appearing in this clause 3 apply to any and all material which you contribute to our site ("contributions"), and to any interactive services associated with it.
3.2 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.
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 be civil and tasteful; and
3.3.4 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 promote 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 or trade mark 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, abuse 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 identity or affiliation with any person;
3.4.13 give the impression that they emanate from us, if this is not the case;
3.4.14 advertise any product and/or service;
3.4.15 relate to off-topic material in subject-specific areas; or
3.4.16 advocate, promote or assist any unlawful act such as (by way of example only) copyright infringement or computer misuse.
4 Your account
4.1 If you use multiple logins for the purpose of disrupting a community or annoying other users of our site, you may have action taken against all of your accounts.
4.2 All accounts must be registered with a valid personal email address that you access regularly so that moderation emails can be sent to you. Accounts registered with someone else's email address, or with temporary email addresses may be closed without notice. We may require users to re-validate their account if we believe they have been using an invalid email address.
4.3 We reserve the right to close accounts if any user is seen to be using proxy internet protocol addresses in order to attempt to hide the use of multiple accounts or to disrupt any of our services in any way.
5.1 We will determine, in our discretion, whether there has been a breach of this acceptable use policy through your use of our site. When a breach of this policy has occurred, we may take such action as we deem appropriate.
5.2.1 immediate, temporary or permanent withdrawal of your right to use our site including, without limitation, taking such action as we deem appropriate in relation to your account(s);
5.2.2 vetting your contributions before they are published on our site;
5.2.3 immediate, temporary or permanent removal of any posting or material uploaded by you to our site;
5.2.4 issue of a warning to you;
5.2.5 legal proceedings against you for reimbursement of all costs on an indemnity basis (including, but not limited to, reasonable administrative and legal costs) resulting from the breach;
5.2.6 further legal action against you; and/or
5.2.7 disclosure of such information to law enforcement authorities as we reasonably feel is necessary.
5.3 We exclude our 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.
6 Changes to the acceptable use policy
We may revise this 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. Some of the provisions contained in this acceptable use policy may also be superseded by provisions or notices published elsewhere on our site.