BEL UK LTD – ACCEPTABLE USE POLICY
1. Terms of Acceptable Use
(a) This acceptable use policy sets out the terms between you and us under which you may access our website www.bel-uk.co.uk (our site).
(b) Our site is operated by Bel UK Ltd (we or us). We are registered in England and Wales under company number 00886813 and have our registered office at 160 London Road, Floor 2 Suite 1, Sevenoaks, Kent TN13 2JA.
(c) This acceptable use policy also sets out the terms between you and us under which you may access our pages on social media networking sites including (but not limited to) Facebook, YouTube, Instagram and Twitter (Social Media Networking Sites).
(d) Our site and the Social Media Networking Sites are collectively referred to in this acceptable use policy as “our sites”.
(e) This acceptable use policy applies to all users of, and visitors to, our sites.
(f) Your use of our sites means that you accept, and agree to abide by, all the policies in this acceptable use policy, which supplement our terms of website use, You also accept, and agree to abide by, all terms and policies of the Social Media Networking Sites.
2. Prohibited uses
(a) You may use our sites only for lawful purposes. You may not use our sites:
(a.i) in any way that breaches any applicable local, national or international law or regulation;
(a.ii) in any way that is unlawful or fraudulent, or has any unlawful or fraudulent purpose or effect;
(a.iii) for the purpose of harming or attempting to harm minors in any way;
(a.iv) for any commercial use without our prior written consent;
(a.v) to send, knowingly receive, upload, download, use or re-use any material which does not comply with our content standards listed at paragraph 4 below;
(a.vi) to transmit, or procure the sending of, any unsolicited or unauthorised advertising or promotional material or any other form of similar solicitation (spam); and
(a.vii) to knowingly transmit any data, send or upload any material that contains viruses, Trojan horses, worms, time-bombs, keystroke loggers, spyware, adware or any other harmful programs or similar computer code designed to adversely affect the operation of any computer software or hardware.
(b) You also agree:
(b.i) not to reproduce, duplicate, copy or re-sell any part of our sites in contravention of the provisions of our terms of website use;
(b.ii) not to access without authority, interfere with, damage or disrupt:
b.ii.1. any part of our sites;
b.ii.2. any equipment or network on which our sites is stored;
b.ii.3. any software used in the provision of our sites; or
b.ii.4. any equipment or network or software owned or used by any third party,
(b.iii) not to (or attempt to) circumvent, disable or otherwise interfere with any security related features of our sites or features that:
b.iii.1. prevent or restrict use or copying of any Contributions or content; or
b.iii.2. enforce limitations on use of our sites or the content accessible on our sites,
(b.iv) not to collect or harvest any personal data of any user of our sites or any service (and agree that this shall be deemed to include account names);
(b.v) not to use our sites and the services (including the comments and email features in the site) for the solicitation of business in the course of trade or in connection with a commercial enterprise; and
(b.vi) not to solicit, for commercial purposes, any users of our sites.
3. Interactive services
(a) We may from time to time provide interactive services on our sites, including, without limitation:
(a.i) chat rooms;
(a.ii) bulletin boards;
(a.iii) links to Social Media Networking Sites;
(a.iv) uploads to embedded video sites;
(a.vi) interactive tools;
(a.vii) rating services;
(b) Where we do provide any interactive service, we will provide clear information to you about the kind of service offered, if it is moderated and what form of moderation is used (including whether it is human or technical).
(c) We will do our best to assess any possible risks for users (and in particular, for children) from third parties when they use any interactive service provided on our sites, and we will decide in each case whether it is appropriate to use moderation of the relevant service (including what kind of moderation to use) in the light of those risks. However, we are under no obligation to oversee, monitor or moderate any interactive service we provide on our sites, and we expressly exclude our liability for any loss or damage arising from the use of any interactive service by a user in contravention of our content standards, whether the service is moderated or not.
(d) The use of any of our interactive services by a minor is subject to the consent of their parent or guardian. We advise parents who permit their children to use an interactive service that it is important that they communicate with their children about their safety online, as moderation is not fool proof. Minors who are using any interactive service should be made aware of the potential risks to them.
(e) Where we do moderate an interactive service, we will normally provide you with a means of contacting the moderator, should a concern or difficulty arise.
4. Content standards
(a) These content standards apply to any and all material which you contribute to our sites (contributions), and to any interactive services associated with it.
(b) You must comply with the spirit and the letter of the following standards. The standards apply to each part of any contribution as well as to its whole.
(c) Contributions must:
(c.i) be accurate (where they state facts);
(c.ii) be genuinely held (where they state opinions);
(c.iii) be relevant to the topic being discussed; and
(c.iv) comply with applicable law in the UK and in any country from which they are posted.
(d) Contributions must not:
(d.i) contain any material which is defamatory of any person;
(d.ii) contain any personal information which may identify individuals offline;
(d.iii) contain any material which is obscene, offensive, hateful or inflammatory;
(d.iv) promote sexually explicit material;
(d.v) promote violence;
(d.vi) promote discrimination based on race, sex, religion, nationality, disability, sexual orientation or age;
(d.vii) infringe any copyright, database right or trade mark of any other person;
(d.viii) be likely to deceive any person;
(d.ix) be made in breach of any legal duty owed to a third party, such as a contractual duty or a duty of confidence;
(d.x) promote any illegal activity;
(d.xi) link to third party sites and resources;
(d.xii) be threatening, abuse or invade another’s privacy, or cause annoyance, inconvenience or needless anxiety;
(d.xiii) be likely to harass, upset, embarrass, alarm or annoy any other person;
(d.xiv) be used to impersonate any person, or to misrepresent your identity or affiliation with any person;
(d.xv) give the impression that they emanate from us, if this is not the case; or
(d.xvi) advocate, promote or assist any unlawful act such as (by way of example only) copyright infringement or computer misuse.
5. Suspension and termination
(a) We will determine, in our discretion, whether there has been a breach of this acceptable use policy through your use of our sites. When a breach of this policy has occurred, we may take such action as we deem appropriate.
(b.i) immediate, temporary or permanent withdrawal of your right to use our sites;
(b.ii) immediate, temporary or permanent removal of any posting or material uploaded by you to our sites;
(b.iii) issue of a warning to you;
(b.iv) legal proceedings against you for reimbursement of all costs on an indemnity basis (including, but not limited to, reasonable administrative and legal costs) resulting from the breach;
(b.v) further legal action against you; and/or
(b.vi) disclosure of such information to law enforcement authorities as we reasonably feel is necessary.
(c) So far as legally possible, we exclude liability for actions taken in response to breaches of this acceptable use policy. The responses described in this policy are not limited, and we may take any other action we reasonably deem appropriate.
(d) This does not include or limit in any way our liability:
(d.i) for death or personal injury caused by our negligence;
(d.ii) under section 2(3) of the Consumer Protection Act 1987;
(d.iii) for fraud or fraudulent misrepresentation; or
(d.iv) for any matter for which it would be illegal for us to exclude, or attempt to exclude, our liability.
6. Changes to the acceptable use policy
We may revise this acceptable use policy at any time by amending this page. You are expected to check this page from time to time to take notice of any changes we make, as they are legally binding on you. Some of the provisions contained in this acceptable use policy may also be superseded by provisions or notices published elsewhere on our sites.
7. Contact us
To contact us, please email [email protected].