Terms & Conditions and Privacy Policy

Different areas of the site have different terms and conditions. General rules:

  • Any content you contribute to the site is owned by you
  • Your profile and your contributions to forums and comments are governed by the standard terms of use, which limit reproduction by third parties for commercial purposes, and grant the Centre for Economic and Social Inclusion (Inclusion) the non-exclusive right to publish your contributions
  • We will not share your personal details without your consent
  • We request that you abide by our Guidelines for Participation and the Community Rules

Cookies

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You can refuse to accept cookies by changing your web browser settings. However, this may affect the running of the site. Information about how to change your web browser settings is available from AboutCookies.org.

Moderation and guidelines for participation

There are numerous opportunities within the Indus Delta website to discuss the content that we publish or issues that our subscribers raise. Inclusion is committed to ensuring that the site is inclusive, safe and a place where you will find intelligent discussion. We have some simple guidelines which we expect our contributors to abide by:

  • We will remove content that may put us in legal jeopardy, including potentially libelous or defamatory postings or items that potentially breach copyright
  • We actively encourage discussion and expect debate but we will not allow personal attacks and abuse
  • We will remove content that subscribers might find offensive or threatening. We ask you to consider the impact on others when you make your contributions
  • We reserve the right to redirect or curtail conversations which are repetitive, circuitous, divisive or threatening
  • We will not tolerate racism, sexism, homophobia, hate-speech or what might be construed as such
  • We will remove any obviously commercial postings (advertising material or links) or obvious “spam”
  • We ask you to be relevant, adopt a reasonable tone and to maintain a high quality level of debate. Off-topic posts may be removed in order to preserve the thread of discussion
  • It is the responsibility of us all to maintain a constructive debating environment. If you spot something problematic, report it to us.

The general site terms and conditions are as follows:

Terms of use

Access to and use of this site ('indusdelta.co.uk') is provided by Inclusion subject to the following terms: 1. By using indusdelta.co.uk you agree to be legally bound by these terms, which shall take effect immediately on your first use of indusdelta.co.uk. If you do not agree to be legally bound by all the following terms please do not access and/or use indusdelta.co.uk. 2. Inclusion may change these terms at any time by posting changes online. Please review these terms regularly to ensure you are aware of any changes made by Inclusion. Your continued use of indusdelta.co.uk after changes are posted means you agree to be legally bound by these terms as updated and/or amended. Use of indusdelta.co.uk 3. You may not copy, reproduce, republish, download, post, broadcast, transmit, make available to the public, or otherwise use indusdelta.co.uk content in any way except for your own personal, non-commercial use. You also agree not to adapt, alter or create a derivative work from any indusdelta.co.uk content except for your own personal, non-commercial use. Any other use of indusdelta.co.uk content requires the prior written permission of Inclusion. 4. You agree to use indusdelta.co.uk only for lawful purposes, and in a way that does not infringe the rights of, restrict or inhibit anyone else's use and enjoyment of indusdelta.co.uk. Prohibited behaviour includes harassing or causing distress or inconvenience to any person, transmitting obscene or offensive content or disrupting the normal flow of dialogue within indusdelta.co.uk. Disclaimers and Limitation of Liability 5. indusdelta.co.uk content, including the information, names, images, pictures, logos and icons regarding or relating to the Indus Delta website or Inclusion, its products and services (or to third party products and services), is provided "AS IS" and on an "IS AVAILABLE" basis without any representations or any kind of warranty made (whether express or implied by law) to the extent permitted by law, including the implied warranties of satisfactory quality, fitness for a particular purpose, non-infringement, compatibility, security and accuracy. 6. Under no circumstances will Inclusion be liable for any of the following losses or damage (whether such losses were foreseen, foreseeable, known or otherwise): (a) loss of data; (b) loss of revenue or anticipated profits; (c) loss of business; (d) loss of opportunity; (e) loss of goodwill or injury to reputation; (f) losses suffered by third parties; or (g) any indirect, consequential, special or exemplary damages arising from the use of indusdelta.co.uk regardless of the form of action. 7. Inclusion does not warrant that functions contained in indusdelta.co.uk content will be uninterrupted or error free, that defects will be corrected, or that indusdelta.co.uk or the server that makes it available are free of viruses or bugs. Intellectual Property 8. The names, images and logos identifying the Indus Delta website or Inclusion or third parties and their products and services are subject to copyright, design rights and trade marks of Indus Delta, Inclusion and/or third parties. Nothing contained in these terms shall be construed as conferring by implication, estoppel or otherwise any license or right to use any trademark, patent, design right or copyright of Indus Delta, Inclusion or any other third party. Contributions to indusdelta.co.uk 9. Where you are invited to submit any contribution to indusdelta.co.uk (including any text, photographs, graphics, video or audio) you agree, by submitting your contribution, to grant Inclusion a perpetual, royalty-free, non-exclusive, sub-licensable right and license to use, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, translate, create derivative works from, distribute, perform, play, make available to the public, and exercise all copyright and publicity rights with respect to your contribution worldwide and/or to incorporate your contribution in other works in any media now known or later developed for the full term of any rights that may exist in your contribution, and in accordance with privacy restrictions set out in Inclusion’s Privacy Policy. If you do not want to grant to Inclusion the rights set out above, please do not submit your contribution to indusdelta.co.uk. 10. Further to paragraph 9, by submitting your contribution to indusdelta.co.uk, you: * 10.1 warrant that your contribution; * 10.1.1 is your own original work and that you have the right to make it available to Inclusion for all the purposes specified above; * 10.1.2 is not defamatory; and * 10.1.3 does not infringe any law; and * 10.2 indemnify Inclusion against all legal fees, damages and other expenses that may be incurred by Inclusion as a result of your breach of the above warranty; and * 10.3 waive any moral rights in your contribution for the purposes of its submission to and publication on indusdelta.co.uk and the purposes specified above. indusdelta.co.uk Community Rules 11. You agree to use indusdelta.co.uk Communities (including Forums and Comments) in accordance with the following Community Rules. These apply across all indusdelta.co.uk community sites and services. You should, however, read the local house rules of the particular site or service you're using, as there may be some local variations to these Community Rules. House Rules Member Names will be failed if they:

  • Contain website or email addresses
  • Contain contact information i.e. phone numbers, postcodes etc
  • Appear to impersonate someone else
  • Contain swear words or are otherwise objectionable

We reserve the right to fail messages which:

  • Are considered likely to disrupt, provoke, attack or offend others
  • Are racist, sexist, homophobic, sexually explicit, abusive or otherwise objectionable
  • Contain swear words or other language likely to offend
  • Break the law or condone or encourage unlawful activity. This includes breach of copyright, defamation and contempt of court.
  • Advertise products or services for profit or gain
  • Are seen to impersonate someone else
  • Include contact details such as phone numbers, postal or email addresses
  • Are written in anything other than English
  • Contain links to other websites which break our Editorial Guidelines
  • Describe or encourage activities which could endanger the safety or well-being of others
  • Are considered to be 'spam', that is posts containing the same, or similar, message posted multiple times
  • Are considered to be off-topic for the particular message board

Inclusion welcomes feedback, both positive and negative, about our services but please make sure your comments are in line with the above House Rules. Repeatedly posting personal or offensive comments about individual users or people who work for the Indus Delta website or Inclusion may be considered harassment. We reserve the right to remove such messages and take action against those responsible. If you use multiple logins for the purpose of disrupting the community or annoying other users you may have action taken against your accounts. Deliberate misuse of the complaints facility is not permitted. If you persist in doing this action may be taken against your account. Safety: We advise that you take great care in revealing personal information about yourself or anyone else (for example: telephone number, home address or email address). About the law:

  • You may not submit any defamatory or illegal material of any nature in indusdelta.co.uk. This includes text, graphics, video, programs or audio.
  • Contributing material with the intention of committing or promoting an illegal act is strictly prohibited.
  • You agree to only submit materials which are your own original work. You must not violate, plagiarise, or infringe the rights of third parties including copyright, trade mark, trade secrets, privacy, publicity, personal or proprietary rights.
  • The views expressed in indusdelta.co.uk areas are those of individual users and are not necessarily those of Inclusion.

If you're under 16:

  • This site is intended for adult users interested in the welfare-to-work field.
  • Please get a parent’s or guardian’s permission before taking part in any indusdelta.co.uk discussion.
  • Never reveal any personal information about yourself or anyone else (for example, telephone number, home address or email address).

If you breach these Terms of Use: If you fail to abide by these Community Rules when taking part in an indusdelta.co.uk Community service, you will be sent an e-mail which informs you why your contribution has been failed or edited. This mail will also include a warning that continuing to break the rules may result in action being taken against your account or accounts. This action may include your relevant account or accounts being placed into pre-moderation or a temporary or permanent suspension of your ability to participate in any or all of indusdelta.co.uk Community areas. If you post or send offensive or inappropriate content anywhere on or to indusdelta.co.uk Communities or otherwise engage in any disruptive behaviour on indusdelta.co.uk, and Inclusion considers such behaviour to be serious and/or repeated, Inclusion may use whatever information that is available to it about you to stop any further such infringements. This may include informing relevant third parties such as your employer, school or email provider about the infringement/s. Inclusion reserves the right to delete any contribution, or take action against any account, at any time, for any reason. General 12. If there is any conflict between these terms and specific terms appearing elsewhere on indusdelta.co.uk (including local house rules) then the latter shall prevail. 13. If any of these terms are determined to be illegal, invalid or otherwise unenforceable by reason of the laws of any state or country in which these terms are intended to be effective, then to the extent and within the jurisdiction in which that term is illegal, invalid or unenforceable, it shall be severed and deleted from these terms and the remaining terms shall survive, remain in full force and effect and continue to be binding and enforceable. 14. These terms shall be governed by and interpreted in accordance with the laws of England and Wales.