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  1. By registering for the website and submitting articles, you agree to comply fully with the Submission Rules and not to post or encourage others to post any of the following: defamatory, discriminatory, libellous, illegal, racist, threatening, harassing, abusive, obscene or objectionable material, rumours, unsubstantiated facts or hype either from or based on your own original sources, third party sources or from previously published material, unauthorised advertising or marketing material or spam infringement of another's privacy, confidentiality or intellectual property rights, flooding the discussion forum, chain letters, computer viruses or any form of malicious software code, pyramid schemes or any other material or activity which may cause problems to us or to other users of the website.
  2. By submitting your contribution you grant Three Boroughs Housing Co-Operative a perpetual royalty-free right and license to use, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, distribute and exercise all copyright. If you do not want to grant these rights, please do not submit your contribution.
  3. We will, using all reasonable discretion, remove without notice, alter or totally block information you post in an article where we feel we have good reason to do so, including for legal, presentation and space reasons, or when the information is out of date or offensive.
  4. The article section consists largely of articles posted by website users that are not employed or contracted by Three Boroughs Housing Co-Operative, and we do not monitor the conduct of every website user. Therefore, we can accept no liability in respect of the content of any articles, including the accuracy or truthfulness of any such articles or any responsibility for the consequences of your acting in reliance on such articles. We do not endorse any opinions expressed by any users in any articles; While we will take steps to edit or remove any articles which are in breach of this policy and which come to our notice, we cannot guarantee the prompt editing or removal of any articles; We reserve the right at our sole discretion to remove or edit articles from the article section or to suspend or discontinue or take down from the Website any or all articles at any time for any reason; and We reserve the right, at our sole discretion, to deny any website user access to the article section, without notice, for any breach of this policy and/or to terminate access to all or any parts of this Website.
  5. If we receive what we feel is a reasonable and justifiable complaint about material posted we will remove the post promptly and without notice or permission. Libellous, breach of copyright posts or any post containing illegal content will be removed immediately we are notified or become aware of them.
  6. We don’t normally reveal a poster's details to complainants, but may be obliged to do so if the complaint is the subject of legal action.
  7. You warrant that material posted by you is your own original work and does not infringe any copyright or intellectual property rights.
  8. You agree to indemnify Three Boroughs Housing Co-Operative against all legal fees, damages and other costs and expenses that may be incurred as a result of your breach of any of the terms of this notice.
  9. We do not allow advertising or touting for business in the article section, including when your user name or signature is a business name and when you put links in your posts or signature.
  10. Naming and shaming individuals or organisations can give aggrieved posters a great sense of satisfaction, but this can come at a very high price. UK libel laws are very onerous and organisations are often willing to pursue anyone through the courts to protect their hard won reputations. Even if you are confident about your facts, a libel action must be defended and the legal costs involved are substantial - even if you win. If you lose, you could have to pay your own legal costs, those of the applicant, any damages awarded, and any costs for related parties such as those of Three Boroughs - as a website member you have agreed to indemnify Three Boroughs against any and all legal costs resulting from your actions when posting replies to the articles.
  11. Removing posts can be difficult and expensive and is often unfair to those who have spent time answering questions. Posts often get copied to numerous other posts which means that editing or removing them without destroying the meaning of a whole thread becomes a very time consuming activity for our technicians. We may charge you for our time to remove posts which are not libellous or illegal but which you subsequently feel you would like removed or edited.
  12. Even when we remove posts from the Three Boroughs article section, these may still appear on a Google search, as they are stored for some time in the Google cache. Should this be the case, it is your responsibility as a poster to contact Google or other search engine administrators to have them remove the offending content.
  13. If any part or provision of these Terms becomes or is deemed invalid, void or unenforceable, the part shall be rendered ineffective and shall in no way affect the validity or enforceability of any other part or provisions.
  14. The Jurisdiction is England & Wales.

Breaking the above rules will result in a warning or other appropriate penalties.