Website Terms of Use

Our Website terms of use are provided for your information and should be read in conjunction with our Privacy and cookies policy and Website terms and conditions, collectively the "Terms and Conditions", under which your access to and use of this Website is governed.

Please ensure that you have read and understood our Terms and Conditions before reading these terms of use. If you do not wish to accept any part of our Terms and Conditions you must not access or use our Website.

Minimum age and parental consent

Although we would like to invite people of all ages to use all aspects of this Website, UK law places certain restrictions on who and how people in certain age groups are able to use specific services on the internet. As keeping the people who use this Website safe and secure is important to us, we adhere to the relevant legislation in order to do so.

If you are under 18 years of age the content on this Website should be suitable for you to view. However, as what is deemed suitable or acceptable for under 18s differs greatly based on a wide range of factors, we require you to review our Terms and Conditions with your parent or guardian before using this Website.

Until you are 18 years old, by using this Website, you certify that your parent or guardian has consented to your use of this Website and agreed to our Terms and Conditions on your behalf, and you acknowledge and adhere to them.

Although all content provided by Action for Blind People on this website should be suitable for people under the age of 18, there are sections which allow users to upload additional content. We do not take responsibility for such content and cannot guarantee its suitability for people under the age of 18.

Please note that other age restrictions apply, specifically in relation to registered users of Action Connect where you must be 18 to register.

Acceptable use

General use

As a condition of your use of this Website, you warrant to us that;

  • you will not use our Website or any material or information on it for any purpose that is unlawful or prohibited by these terms of use;
  • you have the legal authority to use this Website in accordance with our Terms and Conditions; and
  • you agree to be financially responsible for all charges, fees and other sums of whatever nature which arise out of your use of this Website.

Contributing to our community

We encourage you to get involved with our website community and expect that you will do so respectfully and responsibly.

All visitors to our Website who agree to comply with our Terms and Conditions can participate by posting comments. Registered Users who sign up to Action Connect will have additional opportunities to create content and get involved with further community activities

Registered Partner Organisations contribute to our Website via our Content Submission Interface (“CSI”).

All Website visitors must comply with the content submission terms contain herein. Registered Users and Partner Organisations must also comply with supplementary terms.

Content submission

By submitting content to this Website, you;

  • represent that you are fully entitled to do so;
  • warrant that the content you submit is accurate where it states facts;
    • is genuinely held where it states opinions;
    • provides clarification where there may be any ambiguity between what is fact and what is opinion; and
    • is lawful.
  • warrant that the content you submit does not;
    • infringe any copyright, trademarks, other intellectual property rights or other rights of any other person or entity;
    • contain any material which is defamatory;
    • contain any material which is obscene or offensive;
    • contain malicious code, viruses or other harmful programmes or material; including but not limited to spyware, adware, devices, programs, robots, iframes, hidden pictures, redirects, spiders, computer scripts or other automated, artificial or fraudulent methods designed to deceive;
    • encourage, promote or incite any unlawful conduct; or,
    • mislead, deceive or misinform:
  • grant us a non-exclusive, perpetual, royalty-free, irrevocable, non-terminable world-wide right and licence to use, reproduce, copy, publish, modify, translate, licence, sub-licence, distribute, show in public and create derivative works or incorporate the content into any form, medium, or technology now known or later developed throughout the universe; and
  • authorise us to adapt the relevant content and in the course of doing so waive your moral rights to object to any lawful treatment, or to be identified as the author, of the original material or any derivatives.
  • agree to indemnify us and any related third parties in full from and against all third party claims, liabilities, losses and expenses (including reasonable legal fees) incurred or suffered by such persons arising out of or related to your content and/or any breach by you of any term in these Terms and Conditions.

We reserve the right to reject, block, suspend or remove the content you submit at any time and in our sole discretion. We in no way guarantee that your content or any part of it will be displayed on our Website.

Disclosure of personal information

You must not reveal any personal information about yourself or anyone else in your general use of our Website. Personal information provided as part of the registration process and/or use of the restricted areas of the Website available to Registered users and Partner organisations when logged in, is subject to conditions specific to Registered users and Partner organisations respectively and is not determined to be general use of the Website.

Personal information is any information that relates to a living individual who could then be identified from that information. Personal information includes but is not limited to name, address, email address, date of birth and phone number.

Personal information can also be determined as sensitive. Sensitive personal information includes but is not limited to information about race, ethnicity, political opinions, religious beliefs, physical or mental health condition, sexual orientation and criminal record.

Registered users

As a condition of registering with our Website, in addition to the Terms and Conditions for general use, you agree to the additional terms applicable to “Registered Users”.

Minimum age

You must be at least 18 years old to become a Registered User of Action Connect via this website.

Registration and user account information

You warrant that the information you provide during the registration process, any modifications made to it or information provided from time to time via your user account subsequent to registration, are truthful and accurate. You also warrant that your use of the areas of the Website for registered users is lawful.

Action Connect is situated in a password protected area only accessible to Registered Users. Registered Users are required to keep their account information including but not limited to their password confidential and should not share this information with any other person.

Registered user privileges

As a Registered User you will be permitted to submit content to the Website that non-registered users cannot, and to communicate with other Registered Users. If you do not comply with the terms applicable to Registered Users contained herein, we reserve the right to suspend you from using the Website, accessing the Registered User areas and/or contacting other Registered Users without notice.

Notice and Take down policy

Action for Blind People does not review, filter, or exert any type of editorial control over the content posted by Registered Users and accepts no responsibility or liability for the statements made or opinions expressed by any Registered user.

For clarity we may from time to time amend the format of posted content in order to ensure maximum accessibility for our specific audience of visually impaired people, but we in no way apply any controls referred to in the previous paragraph over the content of the submission whilst doing this.

We encourage any visitor to our website or Registered user to notify us immediately of any content they feel may be obscene, offensive, dis-respectful to anybody, or in any way inappropriate. On notification we will suspend that content in order to investigate its submission, and consider what further action to take.

Complaints should be to digitalteam@rnib.org.uk

Partner organisations

Partner organisations (“Partners”) are subject to a selection and review process and must be approved by Action before they can become Partners. We reserve the right to withhold or refuse approval at our sole discretion.

As a condition of completing the Partner registration process, in addition to the Terms and Conditions for general use, you agree to the additional terms applicable to Partners.

Registration and partner account information

You warrant that the information you provide during the registration process, any modifications made to it or information provided from time to time via your partner account subsequent to registration, are truthful and accurate. You also warrant that your use of the areas of the Website for partners is lawful.

Partner privileges

As a Partner you will be permitted to submit content to the Website for the purpose of promoting your organisation and its products and/or services, events and other activities made available to Partners from time to time. If you do not comply with the terms applicable to Partners contained herein, we reserve the right to suspend you from using the Website and accessing the Partner areas without notice.

In addition to the terms for general content submission, content submitted by Partners (“Partner Content”) must continually meet the following criteria;

  • Unless otherwise approved by us in writing Partners may not offer incentives to our Website visitors in any Partner Content. Incentives include but are not limited to cash offers, prizes and contest entries;
  • Partner content must be solely for the purpose of marketing or promoting the Partner organisation, its products and/or services.

Security

It is strictly prohibited to link other Websites with this Website without our prior written permission. We may permit some links for convenience, but we have no responsibility for the unaffiliated sites to which it is linked. You are prohibited from attempting to probe, scan or test the vulnerability of this site system or breach security. Violation of security may result in civil or criminal liability. We will investigate occurrences that involve such violations and may involve, and cooperate with, law enforcement authorities in prosecuting users who engage in such violations.

This Website may contain links to other websites. Except where they belong to us, such other websites are not under our control or maintained by us we are not responsible for the content of such websites. We provide these links for your convenience only but do not monitor or endorse the material on them. We cannot accept any liability whatsoever and howsoever arising in relation to any such other websites including, but not limited to, any inability to access or delay in accessing any such other Website or in relation to any material or information appearing on them or which you may otherwise come across after leaving our site by way of a hypertext link or any other means.

We make no warranty that this Website or any websites that are linked to this Website are free from technical errors, computer viruses or any other malicious or impairing computer programs. It is your responsibility to ensure you make sufficient security provisions to satisfy your particular requirements.

Intellectual property

All copyright, trademarks, and other intellectual property rights in and relating to this Website, unless otherwise stated, are owned by us. It is easy to copy material that appears on websites, but this does not mean it is legal. Therefore, no-one may copy, distribute, show in public or create any derivative work from this Website or any of the material which is found on this Website unless properly licensed to do so by us.

Limitation of liability

We do not accept liability for any loss or damage or other sum or claim of any nature whatsoever whether direct, indirect, consequential or other, which arises, directly or indirectly, in connection with this Website including, but not limited to, any use of any information or material contained in this Website or any inability to access or use this Website.

Warranties

No warranties, promises and/or representations of any kind, express or implied, are given as to the accuracy or completeness of any of the material or information contained on this Website or as to the nature, standard, suitability or otherwise of any services offered by us or on our behalf. The information contained on this Website may contain technical inaccuracies and typographical and other errors. The information on these pages may be updated from time to time and may at times be out of date.

The Action for Blind People blog uses author's that are not always associated with the organisation. Any message posted on the Action for Blind People blog expresses only the views of the author of the message and does not necessarily reflect the views of Action for Blind People or any other person or entity associated with them.

Action for Blind People reserves the right to update or remove any published content, or to suspend any or all of the functions of the website without notice. We offer no warranty that the website is free of any technical fault. Use of all or any part of the website may be suspended at any time to undertake repair or maintenance, and therefore its use may be curtailed from time to time. Should you encounter a fault or technical problem in any part of the website please notify us immediately at digitalteam@rnib.org.uk

Severability

If any of these conditions are held invalid, illegal or unenforceable under the jurisdiction of the English courts, such provision shall be severed and the remainder of the conditions shall continue in full force.

 

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