We do not aim to censor posts as long as they fall inside the rules and guidelines. We welcome debate and views expressed from every angle, and we do not take a stance for or against any wildlife or environment topic. However, we ask that all political discussions be kept relatively light-hearted.
We reserve the right to move, modify or delete posts or threads, without explanation, and may take further action to disable the offender's account at the discretion of the moderators.
*You are allowed only one account.
*You are responsible for all posts from your account.
*You may not post on behalf of any member who has had their account frozen
*Be polite, respect other members and their opinions.
*We will not tolerate rudeness and any member who is intentionally
unpleasant or disruptive may have their membership removed without
*Do not encourage or promote any illegal activity.
*All content must be in English and not abbreviated texting or slang
*You may not post censored words or URLs by substituting, adding or removing characters.
*Please do not post religious or party political statements on the site.
*Use emoticons/smilies to clarify the intended emotion of your posts
*Do not request or give out personal information such as home address, telephone number or any other contact details
*Do not make incomplete posts that enourage visitors to visit external sites to view the remaining content - also see external links
*Do not link or promote to sites or images containing sexually explicit, offensive or illegal content - also see external links
The following activities are not allowed:
*Spam - referencing any product, service, website or organisation more than once every 50 posts will likely result in all references
*Signature Spam - making posts to show your signature
*Post Spam - making short replies with the purpose of increasing one's post count
*Bump Threads - posting to deliberately take a thread to the top of the recent forum posts
*Cross-Post - posting duplicate threads or posts, or linking to threads or posts to promote them or keep the subject visible
*Hijacking - taking a thread off topic
*Thread Trashing - posting negative comments about topics, or suggesting that threads or posts be closed, just because they do not interest you or disagree with the content.
*Flaming - doing anything to personally insult, degrade, belittle, or demean another member.
*Colouring Text - to hide content in the background
*All forum posting rules also apply to private messages
*The administrator has access to read all Private Messages.
*You may not make public the content of any other member's private messages without their prior consent.
*Signatures must be no more than two lines of default-sized black text
*The signature should not be displayed in the text area of each post, but submitted via the signature box of the member control panel.
*Signatures can include a single reciprocal link to a non-commercial wildlife/environment website
*You may not solicit any external source to post on this forum regarding any current or future company, services, or products that you are associated with.
*You may not make any posts that are commercial by nature.
*You may not advertise any products, services or suppliers.
*You may not repeatedly recommend or promote any product, service or organisation
*You may not post commission, referral or affiliate links - also see external links
*If you have problems with another member, please forward your concern to a moderator or administrator.
*Public posts debating these rules, terms and conditions and/or moderators' enforcement of such, may be removed without comment. However, we encourage feedback and invite you to contact us via PM if you have any questions or concerns.
Do not post images or links to images on external websites. Instead, upload your images to the 'forum images' section of the Wild About The World gallery, then cut and paste the 'Forum Images Code' under the
photograph into your posts to show your pictures in forum threads - see External Images
Terms and Conditions
In the context of these terms and conditions, the following words shall have the following meanings:
"We" or "Us" means Wild About The World Ltd.
"Website" or "Site" means any website under the control and/or ownership of Wild About The World from which a link has been created to these terms and conditions.
"You" or "User" means the individual, firm, company, organisation or other entity accessing this Website
"Content" or "Material" means any information or data including computer code, text,
images, graphics, photographs, sound, video, messages or other material published, contained or available on the Website; or other material posted or intended to be posted on the Website.
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The Website is owned by Wild About The World and any use of this Site (including registration, contribution and donation made via the Website), are subject to these Terms and Conditions. By using this Site, you acknowledge and agree to be bound by these Terms and Conditions which take effect immediately from your first use of the website.
Wild About The World may, at its sole discretion, make any modifications or revisions to these Terms and Conditions at any time by updating the text of this page. Users are responsible for regularly reviewing these Terms and Conditions to ensure timely notice of such changes. Your continued use of the website after changes are posted will be deemed acceptance of this agreement and all modifications and/or revisions. If there is any conflict between these terms and specific local terms appearing elsewhere on the website then the latter shall prevail.
You may not transfer, assign or otherwise sub-license any of your rights or obligations under these terms and conditions to any other person or entity. No waiver of these Terms and Conditions or any provision of this agreement shall be binding except as set forth in writing and signed by a duly authorised representative
of Wild About The World. We may transfer our rights under these terms and conditions where we reasonably believe your rights will not be affected.
If you are dissatisfied with any material on this website or with any of the terms and conditions of use of the Site, your sole and exclusive remedy is to discontinue using the Site. If you witness any breaches of these terms and conditions in the website, please notify us at [email protected]
Use of the Website
You agree to use the website only for lawful purposes, and in a way that does not infringe the rights of, restrict or inhibit anyone else's use and enjoyment of the website. Prohibited behaviour includes harassing or causing distress or inconvenience to any person, transmitting obscene or offensive content or disrupting the normal flow of dialogue within the website.
All copyright, trademarks, design rights, patents and other intellectual property rights (registered and unregistered) in and on the website and all content (including all applications) located on the site shall remain vested in Wild
About Britian or its licensors (which includes other users).
You may not copy, reproduce, republish, disassemble, decompile, reverse engineer, download, post, broadcast, transmit, make available to the public, or otherwise use the website content in any way except for your own personal, non-commercial use. You also agree not to adapt, alter or create a derivative work of any
content except for your own personal, non-commercial use.
The names, images and logos identifying Wild About The World or third parties and their products and services are subject to copyright, design rights and trade marks of the Wild About The World and/or third parties. Nothing contained in these terms shall be construed as conferring any licence or right to use any trade mark, design right or copyright of the Wild About The World or any other third party.
The copyright laws of both local and foreign nations protect the content on this Site. Users may not breach the copyright or other intellectual property rights, moral rights or any other rights of Wild About The World or any third party.
In order that the we can use your contribution, you confirm that your contribution is your own original work, is not defamatory and does not infringe any UK laws, that you have the right to give Wild About The World permission to use it for the purposes specified above, and that you have the consent of anyone who is identifiable in your contribution or the consent of their parent / guardian if they are under 16. Please do not endanger yourself or others, take any
unnecessary risks or break any laws when creating content you may share with the website.
You agree to grant us a worldwide, royalty free, irrevocable, non-exclusive license to use, publish, distribute, perform, display, reproduce, translate, modify, adapt, create derivative works from any content (in whole or in part) you upload, post or email and/or to incorporate such content in other works in any form, media or technology now known or developed in the future. In certain circumstance we may also share your contribution with trusted third parties*. Copyright in your contribution will remain with you and this permission is not exclusive, so you can continue to use the material in any way including allowing others to use it.
*This may be shared with schools and other educational establishments who are prohibited from altering the material in any way.
All Content and works in the nature of databases attract database rights.
Disclaimers and Limitations of Liability
The majority of content posted in the website has been created by members of the public. The views expressed are theirs and unless specifically stated are not those of the Wild About The World. We are not responsible for any content posted by members of the public on the website or for the availability or content of any third party sites that are accessible through the website. Any links to third party websites do not amount to any endorsement of that site by Wild About The World and any use of that site by you is at your own risk.
All content, including the information, names, images, pictures, logos and icons regarding or relating to Wild About The World, its products and services (or to third party products and services), is provided "AS IS" and on an "AS AVAILABLE" basis. To the extent permitted by law, we exclude all representations and warranties (whether express or implied by law), including the implied warranties of satisfactory quality, fitness for a particular
purpose, non-infringement, compatibility, security and accuracy.
We do not guarantee the completeness, performance or timeliness of the website or any content. No responsibility is accepted by or on behalf of Wild About The World for any errors, omissions or inaccurate content on the website. We do not warrant that functions or content will be uninterrupted or error free, that defects will be corrected, or that the website or the server that makes it available are free of viruses or bugs. You acknowledge your responsibility to
implement sufficient security procedures to satisfy your particular requirements for the accuracy of data input and output.
Under no circumstances will we be liable in any way for any content, including (without limitation) any errors or omissions in any content, or for any of the following losses or damage (whether such damage or losses were foreseen, foreseeable, known or otherwise): (a) loss of data; (b) loss of business, revenue or anticipated
profits; (c) loss of opportunity or time; (e) loss of goodwill or injury to reputation; (f) losses suffered by third parties; or (g) any indirect, consequential, special or exemplary damages arising from the use of the website or content regardless of the form of action.
You agree that you must evaluate and bear all risks associated with the use of any content, including any reliance on its accuracy or completeness. You also understand that by using our forum areas and our website there is a chance that you may be exposed to content that is offensive, indecent or objectionable. This website includes links to other websites or material which are beyond our control. We are not responsible for the content on any website outside of this website.
Nothing in these terms and conditions limits or excludes Wild About The World’s liability for death or personal injury caused by its proven negligence.
All content, whether publicly posted or privately transmitted, is the sole responsibility of the person from whom the content originated. This means that you are entirely responsible for all content that you upload, post or email via the website. We do not control the content contributed by members and therefore do not guarantee the accuracy, integrity or quality of the content.
Contributions must be civil and tasteful. You agree that you will not use any part of the website to:
*upload, post or email any content that is unlawful, harmful, threatening, abusive, harassing, tortuous, defamatory, vulgar,
obscene, libelous, invasive of another’s privacy, hateful, or racially, ethnically or otherwise objectionable;
*harm minors in any way;
*impersonate any person or entity, falsely state or otherwise misrepresent your affiliation with any entity or disguise the origin of any content;
*‘stalk’ or otherwise harass another;
*collect or store personal data about other users;
*upload, post or email any content when you do not have a right to do so;
*upload, post or email any unsolicited or unauthorized advertising, promotional material, ‘junk mail’, spam’, ‘chain letters’, or any other form of solicitation;
*upload, post or email any content that contains computer viruses or any other computer code, files or programs designed to interrupt, destroy, or limit the functionality of any computer software, hardware or telecommunications equipment;
*violate any applicable national or international laws or regulations.
You acknowledge that we do not pre-screen content but that we shall have the right (though not the obligation) in our sole discretion to move, modify or remove any content that is available on or via our website generally.
We reserve the right to ban, delete or prohibit any content that we judge harmful to individuals, Wild About The World or other entities. All incidents will be logged and our decision will be final in all cases.
Any breaches may result in us reporting your activities (to your internet service provider, employer or relevant authorities), or taking legal action against you, or to both.
In addition we may at any time move, modify or remove any content or take any further legal action as a result of breaches or suspected breaches of these rules or any applicable rules or regulations or where our
rights or third party rights are threatened or infringed.
You agree to indemnify and hold us and our officers, servants and agents harmless from or against any direct or indirect loss or damage (including consequential loss and loss of profits, goodwill or business opportunities arising from any third party claim in relation to any content you upload, post or email on the website, your use of the website, or your breach of these terms and conditions.
If you breach these terms and conditions and we choose to ignore this, we remain entitled to use our rights and remedies at a later date or in any other situation where you breach the terms and conditions. We shall not be
responsible for any breach of the terms and conditions caused by circumstances beyond our reasonable control.
A person who is not a party to this contract shall have no right under the UK Contracts (Rights of Third Parties) Act 1999 to enforce any term of this contract. This does not affect any right or remedy of a person who is not a party to this contract that exists or is available apart from that Act.
These conditions shall be subject to the laws governing England. We will try to resolve any disagreements quickly, but if you are not happy with the way we deal with any disagreement and you want to take court proceedings, you must do so within England.