We do have a few rules relating to conduct on our blog pages. We want everyone to get involved and interact on these pages, and we’re very happy to hear your views – but please moderate your language and avoid any derogatory remarks while taking part in discussions.
We don’t believe in censoring opinions, but we reserve the right to remove comments we believe will be offensive to other readers, or qualify as unreasonable behaviour.
Here’s the rest of the small print – the legal ‘terms and conditions’ for using this blog. It’s pretty standard stuff, mostly common sense, but it’s a good idea to read it through anyway.
All content posted or submitted by users of the blog are the views of the author of the contribution, not necessarily the views of The Great Circle.
We are not responsible for other users contributions on the blog, nor for the content of any external sites that may be linked from these pages.
Users of the blog must not post any material that is knowingly false or misleading, defamatory, illegal, abusive, harassing, liable to incite racial hatred, blasphemous, discriminatory, threatening, or invasive of anyone’s privacy.
You must not post anything you do not own the rights to, or have not obtained the necessary licences and /or approvals for first. You must not post anything technically harmful – including viruses, Trojan horses, worms etc.
Users must not impersonate any person or entity, or falsely state or otherwise misrepresent your affiliation with any person or entity.
We are entitled to reveal your identity (or any information we have about you) if appropriate and in accordance with data protection legislation.
Anything you send or post to this website will be considered non-confidential. By transmitting or posting a contribution to the website you automatically grant us a ‘non-exclusive, perpetual, non-terminable, worldwide, sub-licensable, and royalty-free licence’ – that just means we can copy and use your contribution in any form and any place that we think will help with our work.
Contributors to discussion websites must have a valid email registered with us at all times. By registering, you certify that all information you provide in the registration is accurate.
If we ask you to register for certain elements of our blog or website, please keep your registration details up-to-date (let us know if you change your email address, for example). We also expect you to keep any usernames or passwords confidential to prevent unauthorised access to your account. Let us know right away if you think someone else may have access to your account. You are responsible for all activities that occur under your username and password.
We may terminate your registration at any time, but it would generally only be if you breach the website rules. You won’t be able to re-register with us without our written consent.
While we encourage our supporters to campaign on the issues referred to on our website and blog, please do not imply that you are taking action on behalf of The Great Circle. In particular do not state that The Great Circle is taking, or proposes or is considering taking, action against individuals or organisations – for example, a boycott of a company’s products or services.
We may sometimes allow companies to advertise goods and services on our website. We will not knowingly run an advert that is untrue, or which relates to goods or services contrary to our objectives, but the appearance of an ad does not mean we endorse the advertiser’s goods or services. We are not responsible for the accuracy of any advertising material or for any advertised product or service.
Except for products or services expressly sold by The Great Circle, the mention of a company’s product on The Great Circle blog does not represent any endorsement or warranty of that product by The Great Circle.
We cannot accept responsibility for any loss, disruption or damage to your data or your computer system from your use (or misuse) of this blog – including downloading or streaming from the website, or from following links to external sites.
The material on this website is provided ‘as is’, without any conditions, warranties or other terms of any kind.