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The words of which the initial letter is capitalised have meanings defined under the following conditions. The following definitions shall have the same meaning regardless of whether they appear in singular or in plural.
While using Our Service, We may ask You to provide Us with certain personally identifiable information that can be used to contact or identify You. Personally identifiable information may include, but is not limited to:
Usage Data is collected automatically when using the Service.
Usage Data may include information such as Your Device’s Internet Protocol address (e.g. IP address), browser type, browser version, the pages of our Service that You visit, the time and date of Your visit, the time spent on those pages, unique device identifiers and other diagnostic data.
When You access the Service by or through a mobile device, We may collect certain information automatically, including, but not limited to, the type of mobile device You use, Your mobile device unique ID, the IP address of Your mobile device, Your mobile operating system, the type of mobile Internet browser You use, unique device identifiers and other diagnostic data.
We may also collect information that Your browser sends whenever You visit our Service or when You access the Service by or through a mobile device.
Cookies can be “Persistent” or “Session” Cookies. Persistent Cookies remain on Your personal computer or mobile device when You go offline, while Session Cookies are deleted as soon as You close Your web browser.
We use both Session and Persistent Cookies for the purposes set out below:
The Company may use Personal Data for the following purposes:
We may share Your personal information in the following situations:
The Company will also retain Usage Data for internal analysis purposes. Usage Data is generally retained for a shorter period of time, except when this data is used to strengthen the security or to improve the functionality of Our Service, or We are legally obligated to retain this data for longer time periods.
Your information, including Personal Data, is processed at the Company’s operating offices and in any other places where the parties involved in the processing are located. It means that this information may be transferred to — and maintained on — computers located outside of Your state, province, country or other governmental jurisdiction where the data protection laws may differ from those from Your jurisdiction.
Under certain circumstances, the Company may be required to disclose Your Personal Data if required to do so by law or in response to valid requests by public authorities (e.g. a court or a government agency).
The Company may disclose Your Personal Data in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to:
The security of Your Personal Data is important to Us, but remember that no method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage is 100% secure. While We strive to use commercially acceptable means to protect Your Personal Data, We cannot guarantee its absolute security.
The Service Providers We use may have access to Your Personal Data. These third-party vendors collect, store, use, process and transfer information about Your activity on Our Service in accordance with their Privacy Policies.
We may use third-party Service providers to monitor and analyse the use of our Service.
We may use Your Personal Data to contact You with newsletters, marketing or promotional materials and other information that may be of interest to You. You may opt-out of receiving any, or all, of these communications from Us by following the unsubscribe link or instructions provided in any email We send or by contacting Us.
We may ask for donations and provide paid products and/or services within the Service. In that case, we may use third-party services for payment processing (e.g. payment processors).
We may process Personal Data under the following conditions:
In any case, the Company will gladly help to clarify the specific legal basis that applies to the processing, and in particular whether the provision of Personal Data is a statutory or contractual requirement, or a requirement necessary to enter into a contract.
The Company undertakes to respect the confidentiality of Your Personal Data and to guarantee You can exercise Your rights.
You may exercise Your rights of access, rectification, cancellation and opposition by contacting Us. Please note that we may ask You to verify Your identity before responding to such requests. If You make a request, We will try our best to respond to You as soon as possible.
You have the right to complain to a Data Protection Authority about Our collection and use of Your Personal Data. For more information, if You are in the European Economic Area (EEA), please contact Your local data protection authority in the EEA.
Our Service does not address anyone under the age of 13. We do not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from anyone under the age of 13. If You are a parent or guardian and You are aware that Your child has provided Us with Personal Data, please contact Us. If We become aware that We have collected Personal Data from anyone under the age of 13 without verification of parental consent, We take steps to remove that information from Our servers.
If We need to rely on consent as a legal basis for processing Your information and Your country requires consent from a parent, We may require Your parent’s consent before We collect and use that information.
We have no control over and assume no responsibility for the content, privacy policies or practices of any third party sites or services.
‘Members’ Rules’ means the Members’ Rules applicable to Members and accessed via the Site.
‘Member’ means an individual that has registered as such on the Site and has had a Member Account set up on the Site and ‘membership’ shall be interpreted accordingly.
‘Member Content’ means any information that a Member enters or uploads to the Site, excluding Personal Information entered to register, but including information entered to activate an account, in the Account Settings and Your Profile sections of the Site.
‘Username’ means the anonymous username You select to identify Yourself to other Members.
‘Personal Information’ means information about an identifiable individual, including You and others, e.g. Your real name, email address, phone number and date of birth.
‘Site’ means the website located at Buddy Check and pages therein under the control of Buddy Check (the ‘Site’).
‘We’ or ‘Us’ means Buddy Check, with a registered office at International House, 12 Constance Street, London E16 2DQ; and ‘Our’ shall be interpreted accordingly.
‘You’ means you, the user of the Site and ‘Your’ and ‘Yourself’ shall be interpreted accordingly.
‘Members area’ means the areas of the Site where You can post and interact with other users, including professionals.
These Terms are important and apply where You choose to register as a Member. Please read these Terms carefully before registering on the Site as a Member. By clicking ‘accept’ to register, You will be deemed to have consented to these Terms. If You do not agree to these Terms, then YOU ARE NOT PERMITTED TO register as a Member.We reserve the right, at our sole discretion, to change or update these Terms from time to time, subject to Your termination right as set out below. We may notify you by email of changes but it is Your responsibility to check these Terms regularly for any changes. We will post the last date of any change to these Terms at the top of this page. Your continued use of the Site after any such changes constitutes Your acceptance of the new Terms. If You do not agree to abide by these Terms or any future terms then You must discontinue using the Site.
You must be serving, or have served, in the UK Armed Forces to register as a Member. If We discover or have any reason to suspect that You have not served in the UK Armed Forces, We reserve Our right to suspend or terminate Your membership to the Site immediately and without notice and to take any other actions in accordance with applicable law.Your promises to usYou confirm that:
You are over 16 years of age. (We may ask for proof or carry out checks to verify your age.)
You will comply with these Terms including, without limitation, the restrictions relating to acceptable use set out in the code of conduct section below and in our Members’ Rules. You agree to compensate Us from any claim or damages (including any legal fees in relation to such claim or damages) made by a third party in respect of any matter in relation to or arising from Your use and Membership or arising from any breach or suspected breach of these Terms by You or Your violation of any law or the rights of any third party.
When You register as a Member, You will select a password and Username that You can use to access Your profile and to log on to the Members’ area of the Site. You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of Your password and Username and are responsible for all activities that occur under them. We do not have the means to check the identity of people using the Members’ area of the Site and will not be liable where Your password or Username are used by someone else. You agree to notify Us immediately of any unauthorised use of Your password or Username or any other breach of security of which You become aware. You agree to be fully responsible for all use of Your account and for any actions that take place using Your account and to maintain and promptly update any information You provide to Us when You register, to keep it accurate, current and complete.In order to maintain Your anonymity, when You use Members area or Courses, You must not use or disclose in any way Your real name and/or any details by which You could be identified (including Your address, telephone numbers, e-mail addresses, or location information, e.g., where You receive healthcare etc.) or the Personal Information of others, including their names. You must only identify Yourself by Your Username. In addition, do not include Your real first name in Your Username.
You are solely responsible for Member Content that You post or create on the Site, including any posts in the Members area. We respect the intellectual property rights of others and We prohibit Members from uploading, posting or otherwise transmitting on the Site any materials that violate another party’s intellectual property rights. When We receive notification of a potential copyright infringement, We will promptly remove or disable access to the allegedly infringing material and terminate the accounts of repeat infringers. We may remove Member Content from the Site for any reason or no reason, including without limitation Member Content that in Our sole judgment violates these Terms, that might be offensive, defamatory, illegal, or that might violate the rights, harm, or threaten the safety of other Members, or other people in general or Member Content that has generated a complaint which warrants further investigation. You may not post, transmit, or share Member Content on the Site that You did not create or that You do not have permission to post. You understand and agree that We are not obliged to review the Site for copyright infringement and are not responsible for Member Content posted by third parties without Our knowledge. When You post Member Content to the Site, You authorise and direct Us to make such copies thereof as We deem necessary in order to facilitate the posting and storage of such Member Content. By posting Member Content to any part of the Site, You grant, and You promise that You have the right to grant, to Us consent to use, copy, publicly perform, publicly display, reformat, translate, excerpt (in whole or in part) and distribute such Member Content in an anonymised form for any purpose on or in connection with the Site or the promotion thereof, to prepare derivative works of, or incorporate into other works, such Member Content. You may request to remove Your Member Content from the Site at any time by using our contact form. Buddy Check may need to process your Member Content does process your Personal Information for archiving purposes in the public interest, and for scientific or historical research purposes or statistical purposes. We will ensure that where we process the Member Content and Personal Information for such purposes we comply with the requirements of the applicable data protection law to ensure that the data is protected by anonymisation or pseudonymisation and such processing is kept to the minimum required to achieve the purpose.
All content made available on the Site, including but not limited to designs, text, graphics, pictures, video, information, applications, software, music, sound and other files, and their selection and arrangement, are Our property or are licensed to Us with all rights reserved. Such content may not be modified, copied, distributed, framed, reproduced, republished, downloaded, displayed, posted, transmitted, or sold in any form or by any means, in whole or in part, without Our prior written consent. This excludes Member Content that You legally post to the Site. Subject to the above, You may download insubstantial excerpts of Our content to Your hard disk for the purpose of viewing it provided that no more than one copy of any information is made. Any use of Our content other than as specifically authorised in these terms, without Our prior written consent, is strictly prohibited and will terminate the license granted here. Such unauthorised use may also violate applicable laws including without limitation copyright and trademark laws. This license is revocable at Our sole discretion, at any time and without notice.
We support the free flow of information and ideas over the Internet and we encourage our members to express themselves and make use of the peer support available. However We do seek to balance this aim with our obligations to other Members and at law. We therefore require that You do not:
We may take any or all of the following actions at Our sole discretion:
We will determine what action is appropriate to be taken against a Member on a case by case basis.You are solely responsible for Your interactions with other Members. We reserve the right, but have no obligation, to monitor disputes between You and other Members.Without limiting any of the foregoing, you also agree to abide by Our Members’ Rules that provide further information regarding the authorised conduct of Members while on the Site and which form part of these Terms.You acknowledge that We may be required by law or regulation to access, monitor, store or copy material sent by or to Members without further notice to You.
Your Membership term is indefinite. You may also cancel Your Membership at any time by notifying us through our contact form. We may terminate Your Membership, delete Your account and Your Member Content and/or prohibit You from using or accessing the Site for any reason, or no reason, at any time in Our sole discretion, with or without notice, including without limitation if We believe that You are under 16, or have not served in the UK Armed Forces.
While We have taken every care in compiling the Site, You acknowledge that the information contained on the Site does not constitute medical or professional advice. The Site is provided for information purposes only and all content and services on the Site are provided on an ‘as is’ and ‘as available’ basis. We do not make any promises to You in respect of the Site or its content, including, without limitation, information provided by or regarding other Members and Member Content. Do not use the information on the Site to diagnose or treat any medical condition. You should never disregard or delay seeking medical advice because of something that You have read on the Site.Any decision made or action taken by You on the basis of information provided on or via the Site is at Your sole discretion and risk. You should seek appropriate professional advice before acting (or not acting) in reliance on any information contained in or accessed through the Site. So far as is permissible by law, We do not accept any liability to any person relating to the use of the Site.While We will use all reasonable endeavours to correct any errors or omissions in our content as soon as practicable once they have been brought to our attention, We do not promise that the Site will be available uninterrupted and in a fully operating condition nor that the information on and provided via the Site will be free from errors or omissions. We shall not be liable for any failure or suspension of the Site, or for termination of access to the Site or access to content, including Member Content.Due to the fact that many technical aspects of the Site and the content provided is supplied by or otherwise dependent on third parties, We are not responsible for the accuracy, suitability, reliability, completeness, performance, satisfactory quality, fitness for a particular purpose, or freedom from viruses, or other harmful programs of the content and Member Content contained in or accessed through the Site.We will not be liable for indirect losses which are a side effect of the main loss or damage and which are not reasonably foreseeable by You and Us at the time of entering into these Terms, nor shall We be liable for loss of profits or loss of opportunity (whether direct or indirect).We accept liability for death or personal injury caused by Our negligence or that of Our employees and agents. We do not seek to exclude liability for fraudulent misrepresentation by Us or Our employees or agents.
User feedback is collected and considered during the design and development of the Buddy Check service through multiple channels by the Buddy Check team. This ensures that Our product offering meets the needs of Our Members. If You have any complaints about another Member or any aspect of the Site or if You have any questions or would otherwise like to provide any other feedback, then please use the form on the Contact page.
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