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Terms and Conditions

Terms of use for Basschat.co.uk (v1.4 - 02/2014)

1. Acceptance of terms of use and amendments.
Each time you use or cause access to this web site, you agree to be bound by these terms of use, as amended from time to time with or without notice to you. In addition, if you are using a particular service hosted on or accessed via this web site, you will be subject to any rules, policies or guidelines applicable to the said services, and they will be incorporated by reference within these terms of use. Please refer to this site's privacy policy, which is incorporated within these terms of use by reference.

2. The Administrators' service.
This web site and services provided to you on and through this web site are provided on an "AS IS" basis. You agree that the Administrators exclusively reserve the right to modify or discontinue provision of this web site and its services, and to delete the data you provide, either temporarily or permanently; the site and may, at any time and without notice and any liability to you. The Administrators shall have no responsibility or liability for the timeliness, deletion, failure to store, inaccuracy, or improper delivery of any data or information.

3. Your responsibilities and registration obligations.
In order to use this web site or certain parts of it, you are required to register a user account on this web site; in this case, you agree to provide truthful information when requested, and undertake that you are aged at least the thirteen (13) or more. By registering, you explicitly agree to this site's terms of use, including any amendments made by the Administrators from time to time and available here.

4. Privacy policy.
Registration data and other personally-identifiable information that may be collected on this site is subject to the terms of the site's privacy policy. You agree that the Administrators may use whatever information you supply about yourself during registration or thereafter for the purpose of managing the forum. You consent to receive communications from the Administrators to inform you of changes to the website and the way that it is managed. The Administrators will not disclose your details to third parties without your consent.

5. Registration and password.
You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your password, and shall be responsible for all usage of your user account and/or user name, whether authorized or unauthorized by you. You agree to immediately notify the Administrator of any unauthorized use or your user account, user name or password.

6. Your Conduct.
You agree that all information or data of any kind, whether text, software, code, music or sound, photographs or graphics, video or other materials ("content"), made available publicly or privately, shall be under the sole responsibility of the person providing the content or the person whose user account is used. You agree and understand that this web site may expose you to content that may be objectionable or offensive. The Administrator shall not be responsible to you in any way for the content that appears on this web site, nor for any error or omission.

By using this web site or any service provided, you explicitly agree that you shall comply with any request made by a Moderator or Administrator in regard to your conduct and use of the forum. In the event of any disagreement between you and a Moderator or Administrator, you agree you shall not disclose, discuss, clarify or publicise your disagreement by posting on the forum and restrict your communication to personal message or e-mail.

You also explicitly agree that you shall not:

( a ) provide any content or conduct yourself in any way that may be construed as;

unlawful, illegal, threatening, harmful, abusive, harassing, stalking, tortuous, defamatory, libellous, vulgar, obscene, offensive, objectionable, pornographic, designed to interfere or interrupt this web site or any service provided, infecting with a virus or other destructive or deleterious programming routine, giving rise to civil or criminal liability, violate an applicable local, national or international law, impersonate or misrepresent your association with any person or entity, forge or otherwise seek to conceal or misrepresent the origin of any content provided by you, collect or harvest any data about other users.

( b ) Provide or use this web site for the provision of any content or service in any commercial manner, or in any manner that would involve junk mail, spam, chain letters, pyramid schemes, or any other form of unauthorised advertising, without the Administrator's prior written consent;

( c ) Provide any content that may give rise to civil or criminal liability of the Administrators, or that may constitute or be considered a violation of any local, national or international law, including -- but not limited to -- laws relating to copyright, trademark, patent, or trade secrets.[/indent]


7. Submission of content on this web site
By providing any content to this web site:
( a ) You agree to grant the Administrators a worldwide, royalty-free, perpetual, non-exclusive right and license (including any moral rights or other necessary rights) to use, display, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, distribute, perform, promote, archive, translate, and to create derivative works and compilations, in whole or in part. Such license will apply with respect to any form, media, technology already known or developed subsequently; (you warrant and represent that you have all legal, moral, and other rights that may be necessary to grant us the license specified in this section 7;

( b ) You acknowledge and agree that the Administrators shall have the right (but not obligation), at the Administrator's entire discretion, to refuse to publish, or to remove, or to block access to any content you provide, at any time and for any reason, with or without notice.

8. Third-party services
Goods and services of third parties may be advertised and/or made available on or through this web site. Representations made regarding products and services provided by third parties are governed by the policies and representations made by these third parties. The site editor shall not be liable for or responsible in any manner for any of your dealings or interaction with third parties.

9. Indemnification
You agree to indemnify and hold harmless the Administrator and the Administrator's subsidiaries, affiliates, related parties, officers, directors, employees, agents, independent contractors, advertisers, partners, and co-branders, from any claim or demand, including reasonable attorney's fees, that may be made by any third party, due to or arising out of your conduct or connection with this web site or service, your provision of content, your violation of these terms of use, or any other violation of the rights of another person or party.

10. DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTIES
YOU UNDERSTAND AND AGREE THAT YOUR USE OF THIS WEB SITE AND ANY SERVICES OR CONTENT PROVIDED (THE "SERVICE") IS MADE AVAILABLE AND PROVIDED TO YOU AT YOUR OWN RISK. IT IS PROVIDED TO YOU "AS IS" AND THE ADMINISTRATORS EXPRESSLY DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EITHER IMPLIED OR EXPRESS, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, AND NON-INFRINGEMENT.

THE ADMINISTRATORS MAKE NO WARRANTY, IMPLIED OR EXPRESS, THAT ANY PART OF THE SERVICE WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED, ERROR-FREE, VIRUS-FREE, TIMELY, SECURE, ACCURATE, RELIABLE, OR OF ANY QUALITY, NOR IS IT WARRANTED EITHER IMPLICITLY OR EXPRESSLY THAT ANY CONTENT IS SAFE IN ANY MANNER FOR DOWNLOAD. YOU UNDERSTAND AND AGREE THAT NEITHER THE ADMINISTRATOR NOR ANY PARTICIPANT IN THE SERVICE PROVIDES PROFESSIONAL ADVICE OF ANY KIND AND THAT USE OF ANY ADVICE OR ANY OTHER INFORMATION OBTAINED VIA THIS WEB SITE IS SOLELY AT YOUR OWN RISK, AND THAT THE ADMINISTRATORS MAY NOT BE HELD LIABLE IN ANY WAY.

Some jurisdictions may not allow disclaimers of implied warranties, and certain statements in the above disclaimer may not apply to you as regards implied warranties; the other terms and conditions remain enforceable notwithstanding.

11. LIMITATION OF LIABILITY
YOU EXPRESSLY UNDERSTAND AND AGREE THAT THE ADMINISTRATORS SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR EXEMPLARY DAMAGES; THIS INCLUDES, BUT IS NOT LIMITED TO, DAMAGES FOR LOSS OF PROFITS, GOODWILL, USE, DATA OR OTHER INTANGIBLE LOSS (EVEN IF THE SITE EDITOR HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES), RESULTING FROM OR ARISING OUT OF
(I) THE USE OF OR THE INABILITY TO USE THE SERVICE,
(II) THE COST OF OBTAINING SUBSTITUTE GOODS AND/OR SERVICES RESULTING FROM ANY TRANSACTION ENTERED INTO ON THROUGH THE SERVICE,
(III) UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS TO OR ALTERATION OF YOUR DATA TRANSMISSIONS,
(IV) STATEMENTS BY ANY THIRD PARTY OR CONDUCT OF ANY THIRD PARTY USING THE SERVICE OR;
(V) ANY OTHER MATTER RELATING TO THE SERVICE.[/indent]

In some jurisdictions, it is not permitted to limit liability and, therefore, such limitations may not apply to you.

12. Reservation of rights
The Administrators reserve all of their rights, including but not limited to any and all copyrights, trademarks, patents, trade secrets, and any other proprietary right that the Administrators may have for this web site, its content, and the goods and services that may be provided. The use of the Administrators rights and property requires the Administrators prior written consent. By making services available to you, the Administrators are not providing you with any implied or express licenses or rights, and you will have no rights to make any commercial uses of this web site or service without the Administrators' prior written consent.

13. Notification of copyright infringement
If you believe that your property has been used in any way that would be considered a copyright infringement or a violation of your intellectual property rights, you agree to contact one of the Administrators immediately to inform them of the breach and to permit them to address your concerns before taking any form of legal advice.

14. Applicable law
You agree that these terms of use and any dispute arising out of your use of this web site or the site editor's products or services shall be governed by and construed in accordance with UK law, without regard to its conflict of law provisions. By registering or using this web site and service, you consent and submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the Adminstrators of this web site.

15. Miscellaneous information
In the event that these terms of use conflict with any law under which any provision may be held invalid by a court with jurisdiction over the parties, such provision will be interpreted to reflect the original intentions of the parties in accordance with applicable law, and the remainder of these terms of use will remain valid and intact;
( a ) The failure of either party to assert any right under these terms of use shall not be considered a waiver of that party's right, and that right will remain in full force and effect;
( b ) You agree that, without regard to any statute or contrary law, that any claim or cause arising out of this web forum or its services must be filed within one (1) year after such claim or cause arose, or else the claim shall be forever barred:
( c ) The Administrators may assign third parties rights and obligations under these terms of use; in this case, the Administrators shall be relieved of any further obligation.[/indent]

16. Marketplace
( a ) Subscriptions to use the marketplace will not be refunded to members whose forum behaviour or conduct results in them receiving any form of account suspension or banning.
( b ) Posts in the 'Wanted Items' forum must not allude to any other item being available for trade or sale.
( c ) Items for sale or links to items for sale are not allowed to be shown in member's signatures unless the item, or link to it, is an item that is advertised for sale or trade within the forum guidelines by the same member on this website.
( d ) Only items that are owned by and in the possession of the member can be advertised for sale or trade.
( e ) Items that are not considered appropriate for sale in the 'any items' forum will be removed at the discretion of the Moderating Team. These will generally be items that are illegal to possess either by statute law or by age restriction such as tobacco and alcohol.