1. Your relationship with FE News
1.1 Your use of the FENews.co.uk website (the "Website") and any FENews products, software, data feeds, RSS feeds, News via email, FE Soundbite, Event information and Job advertising information from our sister website www.fecareers.co.uk and services, provided to you on or from or through the Website FE News (collectively the "Service") is subject to the terms of a legal agreement between you and FE News. "FE News" means FE News.co.uk Limited and our parent company Chimeara Limited, whose principal place of business is at 5 Harrington Lane, The Library Room, Pinhoe, Exeter, EX4 8PF.
1.2 The Terms form a legally binding agreement between you and FE News in relation to your use of the Service. It is important that you take the time to read them carefully.
1.4 The Terms apply to all users of the Service, including users who are also contributors of Content, on the Service. "Content" includes the text, software, scripts, graphics, photos, sounds, music, videos, audiovisual combinations, interactive features and other materials you may view on, access through or contribute to the Service.
2. Accepting the Terms
2.1 In order to use the Service, you must firstly agree to the Terms. You may not use the Service if you do not accept the Terms.
2.2 You can accept the Terms by simply using the Service. You understand and agree that FE News will treat your use of the Service as acceptance of the Terms from that point onwards.
The following Terms of Service apply to your use of FE News and Social Network (FE Voices and FE Community within the FE News site). You are solely responsible for your conduct and your content on FE News 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.
3. Changes to the Terms
FE News reserves the right to make changes the Terms from time to time, for example to address changes to the law or regulatory changes or changes to functionality offered through the Service. Therefore you must look at the Terms regularly to check for such changes. If you do not agree to the Modified Terms you must stop using the Service. Your continued use of the Service after the date the Modified Terms are posted will constitute your acceptance of the Modified Terms.
4. FE News and You
FE News is a specialist website and service for the Further Education, Work Based Learning and Employability sector. We only accept content, comments and posts that are relevant to the FE News audience.
FE News has an anti ‘Trolling’ and abuse policy. FE News does not tolerate abusive behaviour towards members of the social network or their content. Any comments left that the FE News team interprets as defamatory, threatening, abusive, invasive of another’s privacy etc will not be accepted or approved as content on the site.
You agree that you will not post, email or make available any content or use this Network:
4.1 In a manner that infringes, violates or misappropriates any third party's intellectual property rights or other proprietary rights or contractual rights;
4.2 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.
4.3 in a manner that is harmful to minors in any way;
4.4 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;
4.5 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;
4.6 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;
4.7 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;
4.8 in a manner that contains software viruses, malware or any other malicious computer code, files or programs designed to interrupt, destroy or limit the functionality of any computer software or hardware or telecommunications equipment;
4.9 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;
4.10 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;
4.11 to facilitate the unlawful distribution of copyrighted content;
4.12 in a manner that includes personal or identifying information about another person without that person's explicit consent;
4.13 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 site and Network or to users; and
4.14 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:
5.1 "Stalk" or otherwise harass anyone;
5.2 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;
5.3 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;
5.4 Post any content that constitutes pornography, contains nudity, or is ‘adult’ in nature. FE News does not allow any content, posts or comments that depicts extreme violence, murder, sexual assault, acts of terror or religious extremism.
5.5 Use automated means, including spiders, robots, crawlers, data mining tools, scraper software or the like to download data from this Network - except for Internet search engines (e.g. Google)
5.6 Post irrelevant content (FE News is a professional platform for the entire FE Sector), you agree that you will not repeatedly post the same or similar content or otherwise impose an unreasonable or disproportionately large load on the Network's infrastructure.
5.7 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;
5.8 Use this Network as a generic file hosting service;
5.9 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 site and Network); and
5.10 Develop, invoke, or utilize any code to disrupt, diminish the quality of, interfere with the performance of, or impair the functionality of this site and Network.
6.10 To inform us of any alleged copyright infringement
The FE News team will then investigate the matter. FE News will terminate user access to the /Service if a user has been determined to be a repeat copyright infringer. A repeat infringer is a user who has been notified of infringing activity more than twice
7.1 As a FE News account holder you may submit Content. You understand that whether or not Content is published, FE News does not guarantee any confidentiality with respect to Content.
7.2 You understand and agree that you are solely responsible for your own Content and the consequences of posting or publishing it. FE News does not endorse any Content or any opinion, recommendation, or advice expressed therein, and FE News expressly disclaims any and all liability in connection with Content.
7.3 You retain all of your ownership rights in your Content, but you are required to grant limited licence rights to FE News and other users of the Service. These are described in paragraph 8 of these Terms (Rights you licence).
7.4 You represent and warrant that you have (and will continue to have during your use of the Service) all necessary licenses, rights, consents, and permissions which are required to enable FE News to use your Content for the purposes of the provision of the Service by FE News, and otherwise to use your Content in the manner contemplated by the Service and these Terms.
7.5 You agree that Content you submit to the Service will not contain any third party copyright material, or material that is subject to other third party proprietary rights (including rights of privacy or rights of publicity), unless you have a formal licence or permission from the rightful owner, or are otherwise legally entitled, to post the material in question and to grant FE News the licence referred to in paragraph 8.1 below.
7.6 On becoming aware of any potential violation of these Terms, FE News reserves the right (but shall have no obligation) to decide whether Content complies with the content requirements set out in these Terms and may remove such Content and/or terminate a User's access for uploading Content which is in violation of these Terms at any time, without prior notice and at its sole discretion.
7.7 You further understand and acknowledge that in using the FE News Service, you may be exposed to Content that is factually inaccurate, offensive, indecent, or otherwise objectionable to you. You agree to waive, and hereby do waive, any legal or equitable rights or remedies you have or may have against FE News with respect to any such Content.
8. Rights you licence
8.1 When you upload or post Content to FE News, you grant:
A. to FE News, a worldwide, non-exclusive, royalty-free, transferable licence (with right to sub-licence) to use, reproduce, distribute, prepare derivative works of, display, and perform that Content in connection with the provision of the FE News Service and otherwise in connection with the provision of the Service and FE News.co.uk Limited, FE Careers.co.uk Limited and Chimeara Limited, including without limitation for promoting and redistributing part or all of the Service (and derivative works thereof) in any media formats and through any media channels;
B. to each user of the FE News Service and Network, a worldwide, non-exclusive, royalty-free licence to access your Content through the FE News Service, and to use, reproduce, distribute, prepare derivative works of, display and perform such Content to the extent permitted by the functionality of the Service and under these Terms.
8.2 The above licenses granted by you in Content terminate when you remove or delete your Content from the Website. The above licenses granted by you in textual comments you submit as Content are perpetual and irrevocable, but are otherwise without prejudice to your ownerships rights, which are retained by you as set out in paragraph 7.2 above.
9. Links from FE News to external websites
9.1 Content may include hyperlinks to other web sites that are not owned or controlled by FE News. FE News has no control over, and assumes no responsibility for, the content, privacy policies, or practices of any third party websites.
9.2 You acknowledge and agree that FE News is not responsible for the availability of any such external sites or resources, and does not endorse any advertising, products or other materials on or available from such web sites or resources.
9.3 You acknowledge and agree that FE News is not liable for any loss or damage which may be incurred by you as a result of the availability of those external sites or resources, or as a result of any reliance placed by you on the completeness, accuracy or existence of any advertising, products or other materials on, or available from, such web sites or resources.
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.