Legal Notices

We, the Operators of this Website, provide it as a public service to our users.

Please carefully review the following basic rules that govern your use of the Website. Please note that your use of the Website constitutes your unconditional agreement to follow and be bound by these Terms and Conditions of Use, and the Non-Disclosure Agreement you have signed.

If you (the "User") do not agree to them, do not use the Website, provide any materials to the Website or download any materials from them.

The Operators reserve the right to update or modify these Terms and Conditions at any time without prior notice to User. Your use of the Website following any such change constitutes your unconditional agreement to follow and be bound by these Terms and Conditions as changed. For this reason, we encourage you to review these Terms and Conditions of Use whenever you use the Website.

These Terms and Conditions of Use apply to the use of the Website and do not extend to any linked third-party sites. These Terms and Conditions and our Privacy Policy, which are hereby incorporated by reference, contain the entire agreement (the “Agreement”) between you and the Operators with respect to the Website.

Any rights not expressly granted herein are reserved.

Registration and access

Access to the Network Group members area requires registration.

Certain information is mandatory - such as a name and a valid email address. The personal details which you provide on registration will not be disclosed to third parties’ other than in exceptional circumstances (e.g.: the prevention of a serious crime). Your registration data will also be retained for 18 months after the close of the members area.

In order to access some content and/or additional features offered on this website, you will need to sign up as a registered member. You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of the password and account and are fully responsible for all activities that occur in connection with your password or account. You agree to immediately notify us of any unauthorised use of either your password or account or any other breach of security. You further agree that you will not permit others, including those whose accounts have been terminated, to access the website using your account or User ID.

Indemnification

You agree to defend, indemnify and hold harmless the Operators, agents, vendors or suppliers from and against any and all claims, damages, costs and expenses, including reasonable attorneys' fees, arising from or related to your use or misuse of the Website, including, without limitation, your violation of these Terms and Conditions, the infringement by you, or any other subscriber or user of your account, of any intellectual property right or other right of any person or entity.

Forum

Discussion rules

By registering with this forum, you agree to abide by the discussion rules set by Network Group.

These include:

  • Keep your comments relevant to the discussion topic.
  • Do not submit defamatory comments (comments that are untrue and capable of damaging the reputation of a person or organisation).
  • Do not condone illegal activity or incite people to commit any crime, including incitement of racial hatred.
  • Do not submit comments that could prejudice on-going or forthcoming court proceedings (contempt of court) or break a court injunction.
  • Do not submit comments containing someone else’s copyright material.
  • Do not swear or use language that could offend other forum participants.
  • Do not otherwise submit comments that are unlawful, harassing, abusive, threatening, harmful, obscene, profane, sexually-orientated or racially offensive. This includes comments that are offensive to others with regards to religion, gender, nationality or other personal characteristics.
  • Do not impersonate other forum members or falsely claim to represent a person or organisation.
  • Do not submit comments or choose usernames that contain personal information that would identify yourself or others. For example, last names, addresses, phone numbers, email addresses or other online contact details either relating to yourself or other individuals.
  • Do not advertise or promote products or services.
  • Do not spam or flood the forum. Only submit a comment once. Do not resubmit the same, or similar, comments. Keep the number of comments you submit on a topic at a reasonable level. Multiple comments from the same individual, or a small number of individuals, may discourage others from contributing.
  • Do not use an inappropriate user name (vulgar, offensive etc.).

Moderation

Network Group may, but are not obligated to, monitor or review any comments made on the members area of the website.
If a comment contravenes any of the full discussion rules it will not appear on the forum and will be returned to the participant by e-mail, along with a reference to the rule(s) contravened. The participant will be invited to resubmit their comment, after making appropriate changes.

Privacy policy

Where you provide personal information to Network Group, for example when you participate in a web forum hosted on this site, it will be used only for the services you requested and as specified on the relevant pages of the site. Contributions to web forums hosted on this site and information provided by the person posting the contribution will be retained for a period of up to 18 months following the closure of the particular discussion. Access to the personal data you provide will be securely controlled and all processing will be undertaken in accordance with, and as permitted by, the requirements of the Data Protection Act 1998 (DPA).

Network Group Website Privacy Policy

Links to other websites

Network Group is not responsible for the content of external websites and links to external sites should not be taken as an endorsement of their content.

Termination

These Terms of Use are effective until terminated by either party. If you no longer agree to be bound by these Terms and Conditions, you must cease use of the Website. If you are dissatisfied with the Website, their content, or any of these terms, conditions, and policies, your sole legal remedy is to discontinue using the Website.

The Operators reserve the right to terminate or suspend your access to and use of the Website, or parts of the Website, without notice, if we believe, in our sole discretion, that such use (i) is in violation of any applicable law; (ii) is harmful to our interests or the interests, including intellectual property or other rights, of another person or entity; or (iii) where the Operators have reason to believe that you are in violation of these Terms and Conditions of Use.