RLS Website Online Community Terms and Conditions

Date of last revision: April 2010

These terms and conditions should be read in conjunction with RLS Website’s Privacy Policy.

On registering for the RLS Website Online Community you will be bound by these terms and conditions and agree to them. Using or accessing this website indicates your continuing acceptance of these terms and conditions. RLS Website may change these terms and conditions at any time by updating this page. You should check from time to time to review these terms and conditions to ensure that you are happy to continue using the website under the changed terms and conditions. If you do not accept the terms and conditions applying please do not continue to use the website.

Membership of the RLS Website Online Community is open to anyone with an interest in RLS and associated research areas.

RLS Website reserves the right to refuse any application for membership of the RLS Website Online Community and is under no obligation to divulge to any applicant the reason why their registration has been unsuccessful.

The RLS Website Online Community enables members to connect with the RLS Website – the Stevensonians and with each other. It gives members access to a wide range of services including updating details, participating in forums, publishing personal blogs, viewing member lists, uploading files, event registration, e-newsletters, targeted benefits and services, links with professional groups and networks, surveys and polls. It is managed by Callum Egan at Edinburgh Napier University. Data protection and use of information provided by visitors.

Where you are required under this website to provide personal data, this data will be used primarily for communication with members of the RLS Website Online Community and for the delivery of the RLS Website Online Community services detailed above. The RLS Website may also contact you from time to time with details of its range of services and schemes and may contact you for feedback on these. The RLS Website may inform you of events held in conjunction with a third party.

Information will be used in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998 and other applicable legislation. Under the terms of the Act you have the right to withhold consent for the use of your data for any of the above purposes. If you wish to withhold consent please inform us online or by writing to: The RLS Website, Edinburgh Napier University, School of Creative Industries, Room D32, 10 Colinton Road, Edinburgh EH10 5DT, UK.

Third party access

With the exception of information which you choose to post or share with third parties (see below), The RLS Website does not share your information with third parties, except agencies working on our behalf and, where required, to our statutory bodies who compile statistics about our former students. The RLS Website ensures such agencies will also handle information in accordance with the Data Protection Act.

Use of the community site

You acknowledge that all information, comments, photos and any other materials that are placed on the website are the sole responsibility of the person who made such postings. This means that you are entirely responsible for all material that you post, e-mail or otherwise transmit to this website. The RLS Website does not control postings by others and therefore does not guarantee the accuracy, integrity or quality of such postings but will operate a rigorous take down policy of any material found to be inappropriate and will respond to any complaints. Although The RLS Website expects members to abide by these terms and conditions and its IT Regulations when making postings, you understand that by using this website, you may be exposed to postings that are offensive and objectionable. If you find material posted by another user objectionable please contact us stating your objections. You also acknowledge that when you make information available through your profile and other postings, you do so at your own risk. Please keep in mind that if you disclose personal information in your profile or the forum or when posting comments, messages, photos or other items, this information may become publicly available.

Inappropriate use

You are fully responsible for any information supplied by your user name and you must not share your user name and password. You must exit from or log out of the The RLS Website Online Community to ensure that others cannot access our community.

Our website is strictly for personal and non-commercial use. It is not intended as a business service and The RLS Website reserves the right to terminate a member’s registration if business use is evident.

1.  Post any material that you do not own or any copyrighted, vulgar, harassing, hateful, threatening, sexual or unlawful material.

2.  Send junk or spam e-mails or “chain” letters.

3.  Impersonate any person or entity including any RLS Website Community member.

4.  Stalk or otherwise harass another user of this website.

5.  Collect or store personal data about other users of the website

When using the website, you agree not to use it to -

The RLS Website reserves the right to terminate the registration of any member failing to comply with these Terms & Conditions or responsible for posting inappropriate material.

The RLS Website reserves the right to take legal action against individuals who cause it to be involved in legal proceedings through inappropriate use of The RLS Website Online Community.

Accuracy of information

The RLS Website does not accept responsibility for errors or inaccuracy of information within the website. The RLS Website is not responsible for the accuracy of any third party site which is linked to or from the The RLS Website Online Community website, nor do such links imply endorsement of that site. If you believe that any information The RLS Website has published on the Online Community website is incorrect, you should contact us and any information which is found to be incorrect will be corrected as soon as possible.

If you feel that this site is not following its stated Terms and Conditions please contact us online or write to the The RLS Website, Edinburgh Napier University, School of Crative Industries, Room D32, 10 Colinton Road, Edinburgh EH10 5DT, UK.

Suspension and termination of membership

The RLS Website reserves the right to suspend and terminate the account of users at any time and for any reason. Any user who is suspended has the right of appeal to The RLS Website. The RLS Website have the final decision to allow the reconnection of a user. Members of the Online Community can terminate their membership at any time. If you decide to terminate your membership, the personal profile you supply will be removed from the website. To terminate your membership please contact us.

Disclaimers of warranties and limitation of liabilities

Please note the following important disclaimers of warranties:

1.  This website, its services and content are provided “as is” and without warranties of any kind (either express or implied).

2.  The RLS Website does not warrant that this website or any of its functions will be uninterrupted or error-free, that defects will be corrected or that this website or the servers that support this website are free of viruses or other harmful components.

3.  Any material downloaded or otherwise obtained through the use of this website is done at your sole risk and you will be solely responsible for any damage to your computer system or loss of data that results from the download.

You understand and agree that The RLS Website shall not be liable for any direct, indirect, special, consequential or any other damages whatsoever arising out of the use or inability to use this website or the use of any content of this website.

The terms and conditions shall be governed by and construed in all respects in accordance with the laws of the United Kingdom. You hereby submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the United Kingdom Courts.


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RLS Website Terms & Conditions