Acceptance of terms
Each Subscriber must comply and adhere to this Code in order to access and use the Website or participate in any discussion group or the Website which contains detailed information on Subscribers' goods, services, skills, resources, requirements, opportunities, opinions, etc.
In order to use and participate in this Website, all Subscribers must accept this Code when creating an account. Upon such acceptance, each Subscriber will be given a unique [logon ID] for participation in discussion groups (which will, for the purpose of security, be monitored and tracked by the [Website self-regulatory body] 'Overseer'). The purpose of this website is to educate, inform, share and encourage a forum for mutual intellectual discussion and debate with the ultimate aim of the Website establishing itself as a credible and reliable global platform for a point of reference, research and development and sharing of knowledge.
1. Basic Requirements
Each Subscriber and any material which he/she posts onto the Website or to its discussion groups ('Material') must comply with the following basic standards:
(a) All information and activities must be legal, decent and honest (in terms of [the Subscriber's applicable] law and standards);
(b) Data protection legislation within the [the Subscriber's applicable] law must be adhered to in order that the collection of personal information is not traded or disclosed illegally;
(c) Distance selling, marketing or any commercial activities will deemed as an immediate breach of the code of conduct and subscriber will be removed.
(d) All or any defamatory, slanderous or racially motivated contents or in breach of Race Relations and Regulations will be immediately removed and reported to the relevant authorities.
2. Specific Responsibilities of Subscribers
(a) Each Subscriber is solely responsible for the accuracy, legality, currency and compliance of its own Material and will be solely liable for false, misleading, inaccurate, infringing or other actionable material contained or referred to therein.
(b) Each Subscriber is solely responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of its unique logon ID, and for its use. As traffic on this Website and in the discussion groups is monitored, evidence of use of the logon ID can be produced to support or defend any dispute or actionable cause or matter which arises in relation to the same.
(c) Where Subscribers collaborate with one another as a result of use of this Website or the discussion groups, they do so as independent contracting
Website Owners for any loss, damage or injury arising from use of the Website or any Material from the Website or from this Code.
6. Exclusion of Warranties and Liability
(a) The Website Owners do not warrant the content, accuracy or veracity of any Material [or other information] on the Website, the responsibility for which rests with each of the Subscribers as specified in Section 2 above.
(b) Each Subscriber accepts the Website 'AS IS' with any faults or failings and without any representation, warranty or guarantee whatsoever, express or implied, including without limitation any implied warranty of accuracy, completeness, quality, merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose or non-infringement.
7. Term and Termination
Each Subscriber agrees to remain bound by this Code (as amended from time to time) for as long as they remain a Subscriber of the Website and wishes to use the Website unless the Website Owner or the Website [Overseer] earlier terminates, suspends or otherwise limits access to the Website and/or discussion group in accordance with Section 4 above or as it otherwise deems is appropriate.
8. Applicable Law
Each Subscriber agrees that this Code and any dispute arising in any way in relation to the Website will be governed by and construed in accordance with the applicable laws of England and Wales.
a) In the event that any provision in this Code is determined to be unenforceable or invalid, such provision shall be severed and the remaining provisions which shall be enforceable to the fullest extent permitted by the Applicable Law.
(b) This Code represents the entire agreement between Subscriber and the Website Owner relating to the subject matter hereof, and supersedes any prior understanding or agreements regarding the Website.
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