Please take a moment to read the following Forum Policy. If there is anything you do not understand, then please contact us. This Forum Policy sets out certain rules that will govern your use of the Walking the Riding Forum (“Forum”).
1. This Forum Policy
Your access and use of the Forum is subject to your acceptance of, and compliance with the provisions of this Forum Policy and any other legal notices and/or instructions which may appear in the Walking the Riding website.
IMPORTANT: By accessing and using the Forum you will automatically be taken to have read, understood and accepted this Forum Policy. If you do not agree to be bound by this policy, please cease to access any Forum on the Walking The Riding Site. If you fail to observe any of the provisions of this policy, we reserve the right, at our discretion and without notice, to remove or edit any Messages and/or to exclude you (either temporarily or permanently) from the Forum, depending on the nature and severity of your breach.
This Forum Policy may be amended from time to time, and we therefore suggest that you review it periodically.
2. Rules for using the Forum
General Behaviour - Users must not transmit to any Forum ("Post") any message or reply (including attachments) ("Message"), or knowingly receive via a Forum ("Access") any Message that is unlawful, illegal, fraudulent, offensive, threatening, abusive, harassing, tortuous, indecent, obscene, defamatory, invasive of another’s privacy, or discriminatory whether racially, ethnically, sexually, religiously or otherwise, or which may incite or instruct any person or organisation to undertake such activities.
Use of Language - Users must not Post or Access Messages containing language that is in any way unlawful, threatening or offensive. This includes the use of swear-words, bad language and offensive nicknames.
Breach of Confidence - Users must not Post or Access Messages that might in any way breach the confidence of another individual. For example, an email received from an individual cannot be placed on a Forum without first obtaining that individual’s consent.
Breach of Intellectual Property - Users must not Post or Access Messages that might in any way infringe any patent, trade mark, trade secret, copyright, database right or other similar right of any person.
Impersonation - Users must not impersonate any person or identity, falsely state or otherwise misrepresent your affiliation with a person or organisation or disguise the origin of any content of a Message.
Viruses - Users must not Post or Access Messages that might contain computer viruses or any other computer code, or programs designed to interrupt, destroy or limit the functionality of any computer software, hardware, or telecommunications equipment.
Illegal and Harmful Activities - Users must not Post or Access Messages relating to (or including links to) pirated software (including computer games), counterfeit goods or any other material which is, or might reasonably considered to be, illegal or otherwise harmful.
Pornography - Users must not Post or Access Messages relating to (or including links to) any kind of pornography.
Personal Data - Users must not Post any messages containing another person’s personal information (including their name, home address, job title, telephone number or other contact details) without first obtaining the relevant person’s consent, nor may you use the Forum to collect or store personal information concerning other persons.
Permitted Use - You may only use the Forum for either an Organisations lawful purpose(s) or your own personal non-commercial use. You must not Post any Messages containing or including links to any overt advertisements or promotional materials, or otherwise use the Forum overtly to generate personal business from other Forum Users.
3. Your Personal Information
When you register as a Forum User you must submit your name, password and email. You are responsible for ensuring the safety of all other personal information. We recommend that you do not include your home address, telephone number or other more sensitive personal information in any Messages, unless you are entirely satisfied that such information should be made public.
We reserve the right to access and monitor the use of Forum and any Messages Posted on them; and take whatever other steps we consider are necessary to protect our Forum Users, including editing or removing any Messages or suspending or discontinuing any Topics.
We do not undertake to monitor every Message, nor to monitor the conduct of every Forum User. Facilitators will access the Forum from time to time in order to help ensure that other Forum Users are adhering to this Forum Policy.
5. Liability and Disclaimers
Please note that as the Forum consist largely of Messages Posted by Users that are not employed or contracted by the East Riding of Yorkshire Council.
We can accept no liability in respect of the content of any Messages, including the accuracy or truthfulness of any such Messages or any responsibility for the consequences of your acting in reliance on such Messages, nor do we endorse any opinions expressed by any Users in any Messages.
We cannot guarantee the prompt editing or removal of any Messages. We reserve the right, at our sole discretion, to remove or edit Messages from the Forum or to suspend or discontinue any Forum at any time for any reason; and we reserve the right, at our sole discretion, to deny any Forum User access to the Forum, without notice, for any breach of this Forum Policy.