Terms of Use

The basic premise of Link Up West Dunbartonshire encourages the exchange of volunteering opportunities, resources and information through our online tool.

In order to protect the experience and safety of people who use Link Up West Dunbartonshire, there are some limitations on the type of content and behavior that we allow. These are stated in our rules below. All Link Up West Dunbartonshire Users must agree to accepting these Terms of use and failure to adhere to these may result in the following;

  • temporarily limiting your ability to create posts or interact with other Link Up West Dunbartonshire users;
  • asking you to verify account ownership with a phone number or email address; or
  • permanently suspending your account(s).

If you attempt to evade a permanent suspension by creating new accounts, we will suspend your new accounts.

Please note that we may need to change these terms of use from time to time and reserve the right to do so.

The most current version is always available here.

Content Boundaries and Use of Link Up West Dunbartonshire

Intellectual property

Trademark:
We reserve the right to suspend accounts or take other appropriate action when someone’s brand or trademark, including business name and/or logo, is used in a manner that may mislead or confuse others about your brand affiliation.
Copyright:
We will respond to clear and complete notices of alleged copyright infringement. All rights reserved to Link Up West Dunbartonshire 2018 (Icecream Architecture Ltd)

Graphic violence and adult content

We consider graphic violence to be any form of gory media related to death, serious injury, violence, or surgical procedures. We consider adult content to be any media that is pornographic and/or may be intended to cause sexual arousal.

Link Up West Dunbartonshire does not allow any form of graphic violence and/or adult content in any post, image, message or comment nor do we allow any form of inappropriate or aggressive language. We hold the right to remove any post, image, message or comment which uses violent, graphic, adult content, inappropriate or aggressive language or imagery from the site, continued posting of this imagery or language will result in your permenant removal of the site.

Unlawful use

You may not use our service for any unlawful purposes or in furtherance of illegal activities. By using Link Up West Dunbartonshire, you agree to comply with all applicable laws governing your online conduct and content.

Abusive Behavior

We believe in freedom of expression and open dialogue, but that means little as an underlying philosophy if voices are silenced because people are afraid to speak up. In order to ensure that people feel safe expressing diverse opinions and beliefs, we prohibit behavior that crosses the line into abuse, including behavior that harasses, intimidates, or uses fear to silence another user’s voice.

Context matters when evaluating for abusive behavior and determining appropriate enforcement actions. Factors we may take into consideration include, but are not limited to whether:

  • the behavior is targeted at an individual or group of people;
  • the report has been filed by the target of the abuse or a bystander;
  • the behavior is newsworthy and in the legitimate public interest.

Violence and physical harm

Violence:
You may not make specific threats of violence or wish for the serious physical harm, death, or disease of an individual or group of people. This includes, but is not limited to, threatening or promoting terrorism. You also may not affiliate with organisations that — whether by their own statements or activity both on and off the platform — use or promote violence against civilians to further their causes.
Suicide or self-harm:
You may not promote or encourage suicide or self-harm. When we receive reports that a person is threatening suicide or self-harm, we may take a number of steps to assist them, such as reaching out to that person and providing resources such as contact information for our mental health partners.
Child sexual exploitation:
You may not promote child sexual exploitation.

Abuse and hateful conduct

Abuse:
You may not engage in the targeted harassment of someone, or incite other people to do so. We consider abusive behavior an attempt to harass, intimidate, or silence someone else’s voice. Unwanted sexual advances: You may not direct abuse at someone by sending unwanted sexual content, objectifying them in a sexually explicit manner, or otherwise engaging in sexual misconduct.
Hateful conduct:
You may not promote violence against, threaten, or harass other people on the basis of race, ethnicity, national origin, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, religious affiliation, age, disability, or serious disease.
Hateful imagery and display names:
You may not use hateful images or symbols in your profile image or profile header. You also may not use your username, display name, or profile bio to engage in abusive behavior, such as targeted harassment or expressing hate towards a person, group, or protected category.

Private information and intimate media

Private information:
You may not publish or post other people's private information without their express authorisation and permission.
Intimate media:
You may not post or share intimate photos or videos of someone that were produced or distributed without their consent.
Threats to expose/hack:
You may not threaten to expose someone’s private information or intimate media. You also may not threaten to hack or break into someone’s digital information.

Impersonation

You may not impersonate individuals, groups, or organisations in a manner that is intended to or does mislead, confuse, or deceive others.

Spam and Security

We strive to protect people on Link Up West Dunbartonshire from technical abuse and spam. To promote a stable and secure environment on Link Up West Dunbartonshire, you may not do, or attempt to do, any of the following while accessing or using Link Up West Dunbartonshire:

  • Access, tamper with, or use non-public areas of Link Up West Dunbartonshire, it’s computer systems, or database
  • Probe, scan, or test the vulnerability of any system or network, or breach or circumvent any security or authentication measures.
  • Interfere with or disrupt the access of any user, project or organisation, including, without limitation, sending a virus, overloading, flooding, spamming, mail-bombing Link Up West Dunbartonshire’s services, or by scripting the creation of content in such a manner as to interfere with or create an undue burden on Link Up West Dunbartonshire.
  • Malicious content:​ You may not publish or link to malicious content intended to damage or disrupt another person’s browser or computer or to compromise a person’s privacy.
  • Spam:​ You may not use Link Up West Dunbartonshire’s services for the purpose of spamming anyone. Spam is generally defined on Link Up West Dunbartonshire as bulk or aggressive activity that attempts to manipulate or disrupt users or projects, resources, opportunities and events. We consider this bulk aggressive activity to include;
    • Multiple messages or comments which are not in the spirit of Link Up West Dunbartonshire;
    • If you post events, resources, opportunities and projects which do not belong to you and which other users report as not your own.
    • if you post misleading, deceptive, or malicious links (e.g., affiliate links, links to malware/clickjacking pages, etc.);
    • if you create fake accounts, account interactions, or impressions;

Content Visibility

Accounts under investigation or which have been detected as sharing content in violation of these terms of use may have their account suspended or deleted.

Using Link Up West Dunbartonshire

Who can use Link Up West Dunbartonshire

Any one over the age of 16 can use Link Up West Dunbartonshire.

Any one who agrees to our Terms of use accepts these terms on behalf of themselves and any organisation they add. If you are accepting these Terms of use on behalf of a organisation you represent and warrant that you are authorised to do this.

How to use Link Up West Dunbartonshire

You are responsible for the content and how you use Link Up West Dunbartonshire platform and you should only provide the content you are comfortable sharing.

Link Up West Dunbartonshire does not represent the content shared by others on this page nor is responsible for its authenticity, however if you understand content to be untrue or offensive you have the right to report it to the platform to be dealt with.

By accepting our Terms of Use you agree that information you share and services you use are done so at your own risk. You understand by using Link Up West Dunbartonshire you may be exposed to inaccurate or inappropriate content.

Link Up West Dunbartonshire is used for the following services.

  1. for sharing of free items, skills and services
  2. for advertising your events and projects in the area
  3. to communicate with other people in relation to their posts or profile
  4. to advertise your organisation or what you do in the area
  5. search for and join events, projects, services and organisations in West Dunbartonshire

The use of Link Up West Dunbartonshire beyond these five services is not permitted and use the site beyond these service will result in your account, posts, messages and comments to be suspended or permanently deleted.

Your Rights

You retain your rights to any content you submit, post or display on or through Link Up West Dunbartonshire. However by sharing this content on Link Up West Dunbartonshire you allow worldwide access to this information.

Your Profile

You may need to create an account to find information on Link Up West Dunbartonshire. However without an account you will be unable to message, comment, like or interact with any information through the site. If you create an account with Link Up West Dunbartonshire you are solely responsible for safeguarding this so use a strong, private password and do not share this publicly. We are not liable for your failure to safeguard your account.

You can control your account and the levels of visibility and information to choose to share on Link Up West Dunbartonshire. There is a functionality to hide your profile from the directory and membership, however you sacrifice this hidden profile if you choose to message, comment, like, post or interact on the site. By agreeing to our terms of use you agree to understanding that you cannot have a hidden or private profile and interact on the site.

Your right to use Link Up West Dunbartonshire

Link Up West Dunbartonshire is a free platform which gives anyone who agrees to its terms of use the right to use its services for the above uses.

Limitation of Liability

Link Up West Dunbartonshire is not liable for personal loss or damages which you may incur from use of the site. Acceptance to our terms of use agrees to the correct use of of our platform and to your protection.

General

Link Up West Dunbartonshire Terms of use may be updated at points the most up to date terms and conditions can be found here.

This Terms of Use has been updated on 23/05/18 in compliance with new GDPR laws on behalf of Link Up West Dunbartonshire by the Data Protection Officer Sarah Frood (Icecream Architecture. Ltd).

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