Do's and Don'ts

By signing up and using TEA Room you are consenting to these terms and conditions.

The aim of the terms and conditions is to keep The TEA Room a friendly and supportive community. Scottish Epilepsy Initiative will therefore take action if it is felt that these terms and conditions have been broken.

These are the rules that all members agree to when they join The TEA Room. If we do change the rules, we will put a clear notice on the TEA Room.

  1. You must be between the ages of 13 - 19 years old to join the TEA Room.
  2. You must treat other members with respect. Anyone using the TEA Room in unacceptable ways will be barred. We decide what is acceptable.
  3. In line with Scottish Epilepsy Initiative's equality policy, members must treat other members with respect, regardless of their age or perceived age; civil partnership or marital status; disability; ethnic origin; race or colour; nationality or national origins; religion or belief; sex or trans-gender status; sexual orientation.
  4. Members must not post obscene, insulting, harmful or deliberately false information.
  5. Members must not upload photographs that are inappropriate for the TEA Room.
  6. Members must not use the TEA Room for commercial purposes or to promote any specific goods or services.
  7. Members must not use the TEA Room for illegal purposes.
  8. Members must respect copyright laws.
  9. Members agree we can change the rules.

Any breaches of these rules will be dealt with severely, users will be removed immediately and if appropriate, reported to the authorities. 

Cookies

We will be using cookies and if you agree to these terms and conditions you are also agreeing to the use of these cookies.

Cookies are files that identify your computer to our server. They identify the computer used, rather than the individual user. Cookies may be used in the following ways:-

  • To help us recognise you as a unique visitor (in the form of a number) when you return to our website.
  • To allow you to log into the site – these ‘session cookies’ expire once the browser is closed.
  • To compile anonymous, aggregated statistics that allow us to understand how users use our site.

Privacy

  • We may change this policy statement from time to time by updating this page. You should check this page from time to time to ensure that you are happy with any changes. This statement was last updated in June 2012.
  • We will not send your information to third parties without your consent
  • When you first register you are asked to provide contact details. We will keep this information, but only use it to contact you. It will not be used for marketing purposes or given to any other organisation or company.
  • Please let us know if the personal information which we hold about you needs to be updated.

Security

We are committed to ensuring that your information is secure. In order to prevent unauthorised access or disclosure, we have put in place suitable physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online.

How we use Cookies

We use traffic log cookies to identify which pages are being used. This helps us analyse data about web page traffic and improve our website in order to tailor it to customer needs. We only use this information for statistical analysis purposes and then the data is removed from the system.

Overall, cookies help us provide you with a better website, by enabling us to monitor which pages you find useful and which you do not. A cookie in no way gives us access to your computer or any information about you, other than the data you choose to share with us.

If you believe that any information we are holding on you is incorrect or incomplete, please write to or email us as soon as possible, at the above address. We will promptly correct any information found to be incorrect. 

Terms of Service

The following Terms of Service apply to your use of this Network. You are solely responsible for your conduct and your content on the Network and compliance with these terms. By registering with us or using or browsing this Network, you acknowledge that you have read, understood, and agree to be bound by these terms. This Network is not directed to anyone younger than 13 and is offered only to users 13 years of age or older. Any person who provides their personal information through this Network represents that they are 13 years of age or older.

You agree that you will not post, email or make available any content or use this Network:

    • In a manner that infringes, violates or misappropriates any third party's intellectual property rights or other proprietary rights or contractual rights;
    • in a manner that contains software viruses or any other computer code, files or programs designed to interrupt, destroy or limit the functionality of any computer software or hardware or telecommunications equipment;
    • to engage in spamming, "chain letters," "pyramid schemes", advertisement of illegal or controlled products or services, or other advertising or marketing activities that violate these Terms of Service, any applicable laws, regulations or generally-accepted advertising industry guidelines;
    • in a manner that is misleading, deceptive or fraudulent or otherwise illegal or promotes illegal activities, including engaging in phishing or otherwise obtaining financial or other personal information in a misleading manner or for fraudulent or misleading purposes;
    • in a manner that is libelous or defamatory, or in a way that is otherwise threatening, abusive, violent, harassing, malicious or harmful to any person or entity, or invasive of another's privacy;
    • in a manner that is harmful to minors in any way;
    • in a manner that is hateful or discriminatory based on race, colour, sex, religion, nationality, ethnic or national origin, marital status, disability, sexual orientation or age or is otherwise objectionable;
    • to impersonate any other person, or falsely state or otherwise misrepresent your affiliation with any person or entity, or to obtain access to this Network without authorization;
    • to interfere or attempt to interfere with the proper working of this Network or prevent others from using this Network, or in a manner that disrupts the normal flow of dialogue with an excessive number of messages (flooding attack) to this Network, or that otherwise negatively affects other persons' ability to use this Network;
    • to use any manual or automated means, including agents, robots, scripts, or spiders, to access or manage any user's account or to monitor or copy this Network or the content contained therein;
    • to facilitate the unlawful distribution of copyrighted content;
    • in a manner that includes personal or identifying information about another person without that person's explicit consent;
    • in a manner that employs misleading email or IP addresses, or forged headers or otherwise manipulated identifiers in order to disguise the origin of content transmitted through this Network or to users; and
    • in a manner that constitutes or contains any form of advertising or solicitation if emailed to users who have requested not to be contacted about other services, products or commercial interests.

Additionally, you agree not to:

  • "Stalk" or otherwise harass anyone;
  • Collect, use or disclose data, including personal information, about other users without their consent or for unlawful purposes or in violation of applicable law or regulations;
  • Request, solicit or otherwise obtain access to usernames, passwords or other authentication credentials from any member of this Network or to proxy authentication credentials for any member of this Network for the purposes of automating logins to this Network;
  • Post any content containing child pornography to this Network;
  • Post any content that depicts or contains rape, extreme violence, murder, bestiality, incest, or other similar content;
  • Post any content that constitutes pornography, contains nudity, or is adult in nature.
  • Use automated means, including spiders, robots, crawlers, data mining tools, or the like to download data from this Network - except for Internet search engines (e.g. Google) and non-commercial public archives (e.g. archive.org) that comply with our robots.txt file, or "well-behaved" web services/RSS/Atom clients. We reserve the right to define what we mean by "well-behaved";
  • Post irrelevant content, repeatedly post the same or similar content or otherwise impose an unreasonable or disproportionately large load on the Network's infrastructure;
  • Attempt to gain unauthorized access to our computer systems or engage in any activity that disrupts, diminishes the quality of, interferes with the performance of, or impairs the functionality of, this Network;
  • Use this Network as a generic file hosting service;
  • Take any action that may undermine the feedback or ratings systems (such as displaying, importing or exporting feedback information off of this Network or for using it for purposes unrelated to this Network); and
  • Develop, invoke, or utilize any code to disrupt, diminish the quality of, interfere with the performance of, or impair the functionality of this Network.

To provide notice of alleged copyright infringement on this Network, please see the DMCA Notification Guidelines.

You agree not to authorize or encourage any third party to use this Network to facilitate any of the foregoing prohibited conduct. You also agree that these Network Terms of Service inure to the benefit of our service providers (including our Network platform provider) and that they may take action (including the removal of your content and disabling of your account) in order to maintain compliance with these Network Terms of Service. Technology and hosting for aspects of this Network are provided by this Network's online service provider. However, the Network Creator of this Network controls the content, membership and policy of this Network, including those pages served by such service provider on behalf of this Network. Notwithstanding anything to the contrary, by participating on this Network you agree to indemnify and hold harmless such service provider on all matters related to your interaction with others using this Network and participation with this Network.

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