Terms and conditions of use

If you would like to participate in the discussion forum and post product reviews you must abide by the following terms and conditions of use. Together with our disclaimer, privacy policy, copyright statement and guidance notes for postings and reviews, these terms and conditions of use set out the basis on which you may use this website. By using this website and (where applicable) registering to post reviews and messages, you are deemed to accept these terms and conditions.

The atdementia website is operated by Trent Dementia Services Development Centre (Trent DSDC).

1. Conduct of users

1.1. Participation in, and use of this site is at the user's own risk. Please see our disclaimer for information about the limitations on Trent DSDC’s liability.

1.2. All views and information, whether publicly posted or privately transmitted are individual and not the views, policy or advice of Trent DSDC. You understand and acknowledge that content is the sole responsibility of the person from which such content originated, and has not been approved or endorsed by Trent DSDC.

1.3. Any reference to third party organisations, their products or services does not imply endorsement by Trent DSDC.

1.4. The use of the message boards for gathering information for surveys and research studies, or similar, is prohibited unless prior written permission has been given by Trent DSDC.

1.5. You agree not to participate in mischievous or malicious behaviour which causes damage or may cause damage to Trent DSDC or this site or any of the computer systems on which this site resides.

1.6. By registering to post messages and reviews using this site you agree to these terms and conditions. If you do not agree to these terms and conditions Trent DSDC reserves the right to prohibit you from using this site.

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2. Postings and messages

2.1. Content that is posted to this site or otherwise included in its private messaging systems, including your choice of public name or id, must follow these conditions and our guidance notes.

2.2. Postings and messages must not be obscene, defamatory or libellous, vulgar, sexually orientated, hateful, threatening, or in violation of any laws or good morals and practice. You hereby undertake to indemnify and keep indemnified Trent DSDC against all costs and expenses from any such actions by you.

2.3. Postings and messages containing contact details (web addresses, emails, phone numbers, fax numbers or postal addresses) are not allowed except with the prior written consent of Trent DSDC.

2.4. Postings and messages must not contain advertisements for specific manufacturers, suppliers, products or services except with the prior written consent of Trent DSDC. We encourage users to post unbiased reviews of specific products, but the use of this site for commercial purposes is not permitted.

2.5. Postings and messages must not be excessively repeated intentionally.

2.6. Trent DSDC may from time to time edit or remove posts and messages that are contrary to these terms and conditions, not relevant to the purposes of the discussion forum or not constructive to the overall purpose of the at dementia website.

2.7. You agree not to transmit any chain letters, spam, or junk messages to other users.

2.8. You must not send unsolicited messages for the purpose of advertising a product or service.

2.9. You agree to respect the privacy and wishes of those users who you have been privately messaging. You must not pass on details to third parties without permission from them.

2.10. Although private messages are not visible on the main discussion forum, Trent DSDC can access them. By using the private message system you consent to your messages being viewed by Trent DSDC where Trent DSDC have been notified of a problem or a breach of these terms and conditions.

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3. Moderation and Banning

3.1. Trent DSDC does not routinely monitor the discussion forum or product reviews, but may review postings and messages when issues are brought to its attention.

3.2. Trent DSDC has the right, but no obligation, to remove, edit, move or close any posting, message or group of messages for any reason and without notice. In particular, your attention is drawn to paragraph 2 above and the guidance notes, which set out specific posts and messages which may be removed from the forum.

3.3. Trent DSDC is not obliged to enter into any correspondence regarding the moderation of content on the review or discussion system.

3.4. Trent DSDC has the right to modify or delete any or all information relating to a user, including deletion of that user's account, without prior notice or reason.

3.5. Any removal or banning of a visitor from anywhere within the discussion forum is binding and the decision is final, and no correspondence will be entered into nor will moderators be obliged to explain such banning. In cases of dispute, the decision of the Website Manager of Trent DSDC shall be final.

3.6. We reserve the right to identify you in response to a court order or threat of legal action, or to any third party who is claiming that any material posted or uploaded by you to the site constitutes a violation of their intellectual property rights, or of their right to privacy.

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4. User names and Passwords

4.1. Passwords and login information are for the sole use of the person to whom they are issued.

4.2. We may deny access to a password or login information if we reasonably believe that it is being used by an unauthorised person or that the user is breaching these terms and conditions.

4.3. You are responsible for any use of the site where it is accessed using your password or login information.

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5. Downtime

5.1. Whilst we try to make sure that the site and the discussion forum are available at all times, there may be occasions where we need to carry out planned or emergency maintenance, or the site and forum are unavailable for reasons outside our control.

5.2. As providers of a free service, we make no guarantees as to availability and as such will not be responsible for any loss or damage whatsoever arising from your inability to access the site at any time.

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6. Intellectual Property

6.1. Postings and messages must not infringe or violate another party's rights (including, but not limited to, intellectual property rights, and rights of privacy and publicity).

6.2. By submitting information to the discussion boards or posting product reviews, you grant Trent DSDC a non-exclusive worldwide royalty-free perpetual non-revocable licence to use, distribute, adapt, modify, display, reproduce and transmit such information in any and all media in the manner in whole or in part without any duty to account to you. You also grant Trent DSDC the right to grant licences to users of the Website to view and copy such information as it sees fit from time to time.

6.3. You waive your moral rights to be identified as author of any material you post and let Trent DSDC modify it as necessary. It may be necessary to shorten material or cut it to fit the site, or to remove elements which Trent DSDC considers to breach these terms and conditions and the posting guidelines.

6.4. Any information submitted by you will be considered non-confidential and non-proprietary.

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7. Viruses and Hacking

7.1. You must not misuse the site by knowingly introducing viruses, Trojans, worms, logic bombs or other material which is malicious or technologically harmful.

7.2. You must not attempt to gain unauthorised access to the site, the server on which the site is stored or any server, computer or database connected to the site.

7.3. You must not attack the site via a denial of service attack or a distributed denial of service attach.

7.4. By breaching these provisions you may commit a criminal offence under the Computer Misuse Act 1990. Trent DSDC may report any such breach to the relevant law enforcement authorities and will co-operate with those authorities by disclosing your identity to them. In the event of such a breach your right to use the site will cease immediately.

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8. Notice

8.1. Where a breach of these terms and conditions occurs Trent DSDC reserves the right to take such action as it sees fit.

8.2. When you follow a link to other organisations via the discussion forum, you will leave the Trent DSDC site and will be subject to the rules and privacy laws of that organisation’s site. If you wish to post a link to other organisations, please check that their terms of use allow you to do so.

8.3. This agreement shall be governed in accordance with the laws of England and both parties irrevocably submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English courts.

8.4. The terms and conditions of this agreement are subject to change by Trent DSDC at any time, Trent DSDC will aim to make users aware of any significant changes. Any user's use of this site following changes shall indicate the user's acceptance of the new agreement.

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9. Exclusion of liability

9.1. Please see our disclaimer which sets out limitations on the liability of Trent DSDC and which excludes all and any losses, liabilities, claims, damages, expenses or costs (whether as a consequence of its negligence or otherwise) arising in connection with your use of the site, including without limitation liability arising from:

  • your use or inability to use the discussion forum or review facility;
  • any unauthorised access to or alterations of information provided by you;
  • your use of any third party websites (including without limitation those that may be connected by hyperlink to this site);
  • any arrangements entered into with any third party in connection with any information provided by or in connection with this site;
  • the inaccuracy, incompleteness or tardiness of any information supplied through the service;
    other than, in each case, any liability in respect of death or personal injury caused by Trent DSDC’s negligence or wilful misconduct or that of its employees, or liability arising from fraudulent misrepresentation.

9.2. You acknowledge that the site is provided free of charge by Trent DSDC, and that this exclusion of liability is reasonable in view of that fact.

Terms and conditions last updated November 2006

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