Section 5: Terms and Conditions of Use of the Website

1. Acceptable Use Policy

This Acceptable Use Policy is intended to help create an atmosphere in which freedom of speech is balanced by self-discipline and a mature attitude to discussion. We encourage people to join these discussions and it would therefore be very surprising if exchanges did not occasionally become a little heated!

Discussion Moderators are available to help you to get the most out of participating in online discussions and to ensure that these rules are observed.

By virtue of your participation in the portal and forums, you are deemed to have agreed to abide by the rules. Although the Moderator cannot take responsibility for monitoring every message that is sent to the web site, we must reserve the right to remove items submitted from anyone who repeatedly ignores these rules.

Personal Identification

All messages sent to a discussion will require your username and password, chosen at time of registration. Do not represent yourself as another person.

Use of Language

Messages should not be malicious or designed to offend. In particular, the use of swear words or undue profanity is discouraged. By participating in any discussion, you undertake to indemnify us and our employees and sub-contractors against any liability arising from any obscene, defamatory, seditious, blasphemous or other actionable statement published by you on this site and against all damages, losses, claims and costs (including, without limitation, fines and expenses arising out of or incurred in conducting or defending any proceedings) arising from any such actionable statements.

Conduct of Discussion

The Discussion Forum is intended primarily for topics relating to Warwick SU and for the discussion of items of membership interest. Please try to keep to the topic.

Your message should be within the scope of the subject under discussion. If you make a contribution that is inappropriate to the subject under discussion, you may be directed by the Moderator not to raise the matter further or to raise it within a separate discussion group.

No reference should be made to the personality of other participants in a discussion, nor should attacks be made on an individual's character unless the person concerned has already chosen to bring his or her personality into the issue under discussion.

One-to-one arguments, disagreements and disputes of a personal nature must be conducted through private Email and not through public discussion.

You should remember that you are legally responsible for what you write. By participating in a discussion, you undertake to indemnify us and our employees and sub-contractors against any liability arising from any breach of confidentiality, copyright or other intellectual property right published by you on this site and against all damages, losses, claims and costs (including, without limitation, all expenses incurred in conducting or defending any proceedings) arising from any such publication. You must not make statements that are libellous, obscene, seek to incite racial hatred or otherwise break the laws of the United Kingdom.

Private Email and Club / Society emails

If a person has sent you a private e-mail, you may not forward it to a public discussion group without the prior consent of the person who sent it. This does not prevent you forwarding private e-mail to the Discussion Administrator should you consider this appropriate. Any contact information you may be granted access to on the site should remain within it and not used for any other external emailing purposes. Any unauthorised attempt to extract or expose personal information for use outside of the Portal system will be subject to WSU disciplinary procedures.

Advertising and Research

Advertising and Research will only be accepted when operated by or approved through the WSU Marketing and research Departments. A fee will be charged for this service.

Complaints about a Breach of these Rules

Complaints about a breach of these Rules should ONLY be made by private e-mail to the Democracy and Development Officer in the first instance. They will duly notify the Warwick SU IT Administrators of this breach.

The Warwick SU Administrators will take timely and appropriate action with regard to the complaint.

Deliberate Abuse and / or Misuse of the Portal

Any attempt to circumvent or manipulate your access rights to the portal will be treated as a disciplinary offence and treated in accordance with Warwick SU's disciplinary procedures. Your access to this site is granted to you as an individual and your login details should be treated as strictly private and confidential. It is a disciplinary offence to share your access details with other users. Should you suspect that your account is being used by another person, you should change your password immediately and contact Warwick SU's IT Department.

2. Site Content

Whilst every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of information displayed on this site, no warranty or representation is given as to its quality, accuracy or completeness. It is the responsibility of the user to judge the accuracy of information before relying on it in any way.

Warwick SU will accept no responsibility for any loss or damage of whatever nature arising from the use of, or inability to use, this site, or from any error or omission in information contained in the site.

Warwick SU reserves the right to amend or otherwise alter the information displayed on this site. Whilst every effort is made to ensure this site provides a safe environment for all visitors, the dynamic and open nature of areas such as the discussion forums and noticeboards prevent the Students' Union from monitoring all content posted here. Report content of a questionable nature through enquiries@warwicksu.com or complaints@warwicksu.com.

Any links to other websites provided by this website have been included for convenience only, and Warwick SU accepts no responsibility or liability for the contents of any linked website. Warwick SU is not responsible for the content of third party sites.

The inclusion of any link does not imply endorsement by Warwick SU of any linked website or its provider.

Copyright in the content of the site and Warwick SU trademarks, logos and brands contained in the site belongs to Warwick Students' Union. Users are permitted to download and store (on a temporary basis) any of the contents of this site, provided this is solely to view such contents using a personal computer.

Users are forbidden to permanently copy or store or in any way redistribute the contents of this site unless explicitly authorised to do so

The Students’ Union’s Privacy Policy (including Data Protection provisions) can be found online.