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Project Dirt Community Guidelines

Here at Project Dirt, we’re keen to help people and organisations take forward their green ideas - by providing a networking platform connecting people/projects. By enabling people to share resources and knowledge, Project Dirt is a fun, interactive and value-added place to be. As always, it’s important to have a few house rules to make sure Project Dirt works for all involved. As such, please feel free to take a peek at the points made below, which constitute our community guidelines and which were updated on 30 March 2012.

1. THE BORING BIT

1.1 This Project Dirt Community Guidelines is for the use of the services offered by Project Dirt ("us" or "we") via the website www.projectdirt.com (the "Site") (the "Project Dirt Service"). Using the Project Dirt Service or accessing the Site constitutes your acceptance of and agreement to be bound by the Project Dirt Community Guidelines. This Project Dirt Community Guidelines, along with the Project Dirt Privacy Policy, supplements the Project Dirt Terms and Conditions containing the terms that you agreed to.

1.2 "Content" in this Project Dirt Community Guidelines includes any information, images, pictures, videos, graphics, sounds, software, files, or any item whatsoever that you post on the Site or otherwise make available or accessible to other Registered Users or non-registered users of the Site and the Project Dirt Service (for example, by posting a link to that content).

1.3 Project Dirt may revise these Project Dirt Community Guidelines at any time by amending this page. When we do so, we will notify you of the fact that a change has been made on the home page of the Site and post a link there. Some of the provisions contained in these Project Dirt Community Guidelines may also be superseded by provisions or notices published elsewhere on our Site.

2. ACCEPTABLE USE

2.1 You may use our Site only for lawful purposes. You will not post, upload, email or otherwise make available any Content on the Site or use the Site:

  1. in any way that breaches any applicable local, national or international law or regulation;
  2. in any way that is unlawful or fraudulent, or has any unlawful or fraudulent purpose or effect;
  3. for the purpose of harming or attempting to harm minors in any way;
  4. to knowingly receive, upload, download, use or re-use any material which does not comply with our Content Standards (see section 2 below);
  5. to transmit, or procure the sending of, any unsolicited or unauthorised advertising or promotional material or any other form of similar solicitation (spam); or
  6. to knowingly transmit any data, send or upload any material that contains viruses, Trojan horses, worms, time-bombs, keystroke loggers, spyware, adware or any other harmful programs or similar computer code designed to adversely affect the operation of any computer software or hardware.

2.2 You also agree:

  1. not to reproduce, duplicate, copy or re-sell any part of our Site in contravention of the provisions of the Project Dirt Terms and Conditions;
  2. not to access without authority, interfere with, damage or disrupt:
    1. any part of our Site;
    2. any equipment or network on which our Site is stored;
    3. any software used in the provision of our Site;
    4. any equipment or network or software owned or used by any third party; or
    5. any private areas of the site.

3. CONTENT STANDARDS

3.1 These Content Standards apply to any and all Content which you contribute to our Site and to any Interactive Services associated with it (see section 4 below).

3.2 You must comply with the spirit of the following Content Standards as well as the letter. The Content Standards apply to each part of any contribution as well as to its whole.

3.3 Project Dirt is a network focused on environmental activity. Content should therefore reflect this, and be relevant and/or helpful to our community of users. Content should:

  1. be accurate (where they state facts);
  2. be genuinely held (where they state opinions);
  3. comply with applicable law in England and Wales and in any country from which they are posted; and
  4. be relevant and on-topic and, for forums, posted in a forum relevant to that discussion.

3.4 Content Standards apply to use of Forums, and Forum Content must also comply with the Forum Guidelines.

3.5 In the spirit of the aim of this Site, the Projects and all Content must have a general environmental focus. We may take down any Content that we consider to be not in the spirit of the Site without notice.

3.6 Content must not:

  1. contain any material which is defamatory of any person;
  2. contain any material which is obscene, offensive, hateful or inflammatory;
  3. contain advertisements or commercial content (unless expressly permitted by us);
  4. promote sexually explicit material, violence, or discrimination based on race, sex, religion, nationality, disability, sexual orientation or age;
  5. infringe another person's rights;
  6. promote any illegal activity;
  7. be threatening, abuse or invade another’s privacy, or cause annoyance, inconvenience or needless anxiety;
  8. be likely to deceive anyone or used to impersonate any person, or to misrepresent your identity or affiliation with any person; or
  9. give the impression that they emanate from us.

4. INTERACTIVE SERVICES

4.1 We may from time to time provide interactive services on our Site, including, without limitation:

  1. chat rooms;
  2. bulletin boards;
  3. forums; and
  4. webinars ("Interactive Services").

4.2 The use of any of our Interactive Services by a minor is subject to the consent of their parent or guardian. We advise parents who permit their children to use an Interactive Service that it is important that they communicate with their children about their safety online. Minors who are using any Interactive Service should be made aware of the potential risks to them.

4.3 Project Dirt does not commit to monitor any Interactive Service or Content. We are a community site and encourage members of our community to report any inappropriate Content they see to us so we can take action. Equally, Project Dirt retain the right to remove unsuitable Content, should such Content come to their attention.

5. SUSPENSION OR TERMINATION

5.1 We will determine, at our sole discretion, whether there has been a breach of these Project Dirt Community Guidelines through your use of our Site. When a breach of these guidelines has occurred, we may take such action as we deem appropriate.

5.2 Failure to comply with these Project Dirt Community Guidelines constitutes a material breach of the Project Dirt Terms and Conditions upon which you are permitted to use our Site, and may result in our taking all or any of the following actions:

  1. issue of a warning to you;
  2. immediate, temporary or permanent removal of any posting or material uploaded by you to our Site;
  3. immediate, temporary or permanent withdrawal of your right to use our Site; and
  4. further action such as legal proceedings if we deem it appropriate.

5.3 We exclude liability for actions taken in response to breaches of these Project Dirt Community Guidelines. The responses described in these guidelines are not limited, and we may take any other action we reasonably deem appropriate.

6. CONTACTING US

If in your use of the Site and/or the Project Dirt Service you see anything that appears to breach these Project Dirt Community Guidelines, please contact us to inform us of it by using the 'Report' link available on every content item (see also 'Report An Issue' on the site) or by contacting us at [email protected]. Please do not misuse this function.