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Terms and Conditions

This Terms and Conditions of Use Agreement applies to the Websites as (defined below) which are owned and operated by ‘British Aikido Federation’. By accessing and / or using this Website you are agreeing to the Terms and Conditions that appear below. If you have any questions or comments please contact us at B.A.F Web team, Yew Tree Cottage, Toot Baldon, Oxford, OX44 9NE, England

This Website ‘British Aikido Federation  Website ( BAF website)‘ is provided by ‘B.A.F Web Team’ (the Provider) whose registered address is Yew Tree Cottage, Toot Baldon, Oxford, OX44 9NE, England. 
Registered in England as an Asscoiation.

1. Introductions and Definitions

The services offered by the Provider through this Website include any features or applications offered or made available from time to time by the Provider and /or its licensors in connection with the Website (collectively the Services).  The Services may be hosted inside or outside the United Kingdom.

2. Acceptance

This Agreement sets forth the legally binding Terms for your use of the Services. Anyone using the Website either as an Individual B.A.F Member or authenticated user must first register. There is no ‘Visitor’ facility within BAF Website. The Registration process is an Acceptance of these Terms and Conditions.

3. Use of Service and Additional Terms

This Agreement includes Providers policy for acceptable use of the Services and content posted on the Website, your rights, obligations and restrictions regarding the use of the Services and provides Privacy policy. You may be required to download additional content which unless otherwise provided by the additional Terms and Conditions applicable to the Services in which you choose to participate, are hereby incorporated into this Agreement.

4. Modification

Provider may modify this Agreement from time to time and such modification shall be effective upon posting to the Website by Provider if an Individual Member or authenticated user.

5. Unacceptable Content

5.1 Please choose carefully the information you put on the Website and also the information you provide to other users. Your Website profile and other content submitted by you to the Website as requested will be covered under the data protection act. Content should not include the following items: specific contact details or identifying details of private individuals (in publically visible areas of the site) , contact details of public figures and any photographs containing nudity, or obscene, lewd, violent, sexually explicit or otherwise objectionable subject matter. Despite this prohibition it is possible that content provided by other users (for instance a members profile or Website posting) may contain inaccurate, inappropriate, offensive or sexually explicit material, products or services and Provider assumes no responsibility or liability for this material.

If you become aware of misuse of the Website Services by any person or entity, please contact: drupadmin@bafonline.org.uk

5.2 Provider reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to reject or refuse to post any content and to remove any content (including private messages) from the Website whether or not the content is expressly prohibited by this Agreement, or to restrict, suspend or terminate your access to all or any part of the Services at any time for any reason with or without prior notice and without liability.

The B.A.F. will hear mitigating circumstances at the above email address but does not set a time period for its response.

6. Eligibility

By using the Services, you represent and warrant that (a) all registration information is truthful and accurate; (b) you will maintain the accuracy of such information (including your e-mail address); (c) where registration as a member is required in order to use a Service , your use of the Service does not violate any applicable law or regulation.  Breach of all or any of the above may result in deletion of your profile and termination of your membership.

7. Term

This Agreement shall remain in full force and effect while you use the Services or are an Individual Member or Corporate Member. You may terminate your Agreement at anytime by e-mail to the link: drupadmin@bafonline.org.uk

8. Fees

You acknowledge that the Provider reserves the right to charge Individual Members and change the Individual Members membership from free to chargeable at any time subject to reasonable notice.  Areas of the Site may become chargeable whilst others remain free . The British Aikido Federation has an annual membership fee for Individual Members. As a paid up member of the British Aikido Federation you will, once registered and acknowledged by the BAF Website Admin team be given access as a B.A.F member. This will give you access to the members area of the website where BAF specifc content and resources are available. The BAF Member access on the website is subject to maintianing membership of the B.A.F and will be required to be renewed annually to maintain this level of access.

9. Password

When you sign up to become an Individual Member , you will also set and receive a password.  You are entirely responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your password. You agree not to use the account, username or password of any other member at any time or to disclose your password to any third party. You agree to notify Provider immediately by emailing drupadmin@bafonline.org.uk if you suspect unauthorised use of your account or access to your password. You are solely responsible for any and all use of your account and consequences thereto.

10. Non–Commercial Use

The services are for the personal use of members or where specified, members only and may not be used in connection with any commercial endeavours except where endorsed or approved by the Provider. Illegal and / or unauthorised use of the Services including collecting usernames and / member profile details and / or email addresses of members by electronic or other means and / or for the purpose of sending unsolicited email and / or for contacting members and / or unauthorised framing or linking to the Website is prohibited . Commercial advertisements and other forms of solicitation are prohibited unless authorised or agreed by the Provider. Links and Website Content may be removed and / or edited at our discretion for any reason. Legal action may be taken for any illegal or unauthorised use of the Services or the Website.

11. Proprietary Rights in Content on the Website

You represent and warrant that: (1) you own the content posted by you on or through the Website or the Services or otherwise have the right to grant the licence set forth in this section, and (2) the posting of your content on or through the Website does not violate the privacy rights, copyright, contract rights or breach any injunction, order or legal ruling. You agree to pay for all royalties, fees, and any other monies any person by reason of any Content posted by you or through the Website or Services. You acknowledge that content submitted will not be returned.

Provider does not claim any ownership rights in the text, files, images or photos, video, sounds, musical works, or any other materials (collectively, the Content) that you post or email to the Website or Services. After posting to the Website or Services you continue to own all rights to such Content and you continue to have the right to use your Content in any way you choose.  By displaying, emailing, publishing, or submitting for display or publication (posting) any Content on or through the Website or the Services, you hereby grant the Provider a Worldwide, sub-licensable, perpetual, transferable, non-exclusive, royalty free licence to use in any way whatsoever including but not limited to, public performance, public display, publishing, reproduction, broadcasting, amendment or modification of Content on and through the Website, Services and /or any newspaper or other publication published by the Provider in its different present or future forms for example , newsprint, Braille, talking book, electronic databases, e-paper, website or any other facsimilie or derivative versions in any medium.

The Website and /or Services contain Content owned by the Provider (‘Provider Content’). The Provider Content is protected by copyright, trademark, patent, trade secret and other laws.  Provider owns and retains all rights in the Provider Content on the Website and the Services.  The Provider hereby grants you a limited, revocable, non-sublicensable license to reproduce and display the Provider Content (excluding any software code) solely for your personal use in connection with viewing the Website and using the Services unless otherwise agreed by the Provider.

The Website and the Services contain Content owned by Individual Members and / or British Aikido Federation and other licensors to Provider (third party content). Except for content posted by you, you may not unless and to the extent otherwise specifically authorised by the Provider copy, modify, translate, publish, reproduce, commercially exploit, broadcast, transmit, distribute, perform, display or sell any content appearing on or through the Website or Services.

12. Email Policy

Provider will not respond unless required to do so by law to any electronic mail ‘email’ sent to us which contains any threatening, abusive, malicious, pornographic, obscene, defamatory or otherwise illegal or inappropriate material. We reserve the right to take such action as we see fit in respect of said material.

All emails received will be taken to be Content submitted where appropriate for publication, free of charge. If you wish to negotiate a fee for the publication of exclusive material you should not post the material on the Website you should contact drupadmin@bafonline.org.uk

Normally we will respond to any emails within 72 hours but we cannot guarantee an answer. All emails will be stored for what we consider to be a reasonable time.

13. Content Posted

Provider may delete, or in pre-moderated areas of the Website refrain from posting any Content which in the opinion of the Provider violates this Agreement: except to the extent which cannot be excluded or limited by law or regulation in respect of Content on the Website which we moderate before posting.  Provider assumes no responsibility for the Content (other than Provider Content) and has no obligation to modify or remove any inappropriate Content and no responsibility for the conduct of the Individual Member(s) and / or Corporate Member(s) submitting such Content.

You are solely responsible for the Content that you post on or through the Website or any of the Services and any material or information that you transmit to other members and / or browsing Website users and you interactions with other members and / or browsing Website users. Provider does not endorse and has no control over Content posted by Users. Content is not necessarily reviewed by the Provider prior to posting and does not necessarily reflect the opinions or policy of the Provider. Provider makes no warranties, express or implied, as to the Content or the accuracy and reliability of the Content or any material or information that you transmit and / or post to the Website.

14. Content / Activity Prohibited

The Provider has laid out elsewhere in the Terms Agreement guidelines as to acceptable Content and Website activity. Interfering with, disrupting or creating an undue burden on the Website or Services, attempting to download information from the Website in any way without the Providers agreement is strictly forbidden. Making available, or uploading and distributing by any means any  material or files that contain viruses, bugs, corrupt data, ‘Trojan Horses’ ‘worms’ or any other harmful software or information are examples of illegal and prohibited activity.

15. Copyright Policy

You may not post or modify, distribute or reproduce in any way any copyright material, trademarks or other proprietary information belonging to others without the prior consent of the owner of the proprietary rights. Provider prohibits use of the Website and /or Services of any Private Member and / or Corporate Member that infringes the copyright of others. If you believe your copyright has been breached by another Private Member and / or Corporate Member, please contact drupadmin@bafonline.org.uk and we will take such action (if any) that we in our absolute discretion deem appropriate.

16. Member Disputes

You are solely responsible for your interactions with other Private Member(s) and / or B.A.F Member(s). Provider reserves the right, but has no obligation, to monitor disputes between you and other users or members.

17. Disclaimers

Provider is not responsible for any incorrect or inaccurate content posted on the Services or the Website, whether caused by users of the Website or the Services or by any of the equipment or programming associated with or utilised in the Website or the Services. Profiles created and posted by members on the Website or Services may contain links to other websites which are in no way investigated, monitored or checked for accuracy and completeness by Provider. When you access these third party sites you do so at your own risk.

Provider assumes no responsibility for any error, omission, interruption, deletion, corruption, defect, delay in operation or transmission, communications line failure, theft or destruction or unauthorised access to, or alteration of any member communication or any Content. Provider is not responsible for any problems or technical malfunction of any telephone network or lines, computer online systems, servers or providers, computer equipment, software, failure of any email due to technical problems or traffic congestion on the internet, including any injury or damage to users or to any persons computer related to or downloading materials in connection with the Website or Services. Under no circumstances shall Provider be responsible for any loss or damage resulting from use of the Website and Services, attendance at an event organised through the Website or Services, whether online or offline. The Services are provided ‘as-is’ and as available and Provider makes no representations or warranties of any kind as to the Website or the Services or the Content.  In particular Provider expressly disclaims any warranty of fitness for a particular purpose or non-infringement. Provider cannot guarantee and does not promise any specific results from use of the Website and the Services. Nothing in this Terms Agreement shall be construed as limiting or excluding Providers liability for death or personal injury caused by its negligence.

18. Choice of Law and Jurisdiction

This Agreement shall be governed by and interpreted in accordance with English law and you irrevocably agree that the courts of England and Wales shall (subject to the paragraph below) have exclusive jurisdiction to settle any dispute which may arise out of, under, or in connection with the Agreement (a) in any other court of competent jurisdiction or (b) concurrently in more than one court of competent jurisdiction.

19. Indemnity

You agree to indemnify and hold Provider, its subsidiaries and affiliates, volunteers, respective officers, agents, partners and employees, harmless from any loss, liability, demand, claim or legal proceedings brought or threatened, including expenses of any character suffered or incurred arising out of your use of the Website or the Services in violation of this Agreement and /or arising from your use of or conduct on the Website or in use of the Services and/or a breach of this Agreement.

20. Other

This Agreement is accepted upon your use of the Content or of the Website or any of the Services and is further affirmed by you becoming a member. This Agreement constitutes the entire agreement between you and the Provider in terms of use of the Website and Services. The failure of Provider to exercise or enforce any right of provision of this Agreement shall not operate as a waiver of such right and provision.

The section titles in this Agreement are for convenience only and have no legal or contractual effect. This Agreement operates to the fullest extent permissible by law. If any provision of this Agreement is unlawful, void or unenforceable, that provision is deemed severable from this Agreement and does not effect the validity and enforceability of any remaining provisions.

21. Competitions

We will from time to time run competitions on the Website. These will be subject to their own terms and conditions which will be made available to you at the relevant time.

22. Additional Services

We may from time to time provide content for downloading. However, the download time may vary considerably between types of Content. You agree that you are wholly responsible for telephone or data calls and / or other charges incurred in downloading the same.

23. Advertising and Sponsorship

The Website may contain advertising (corporate or otherwise) and / or sponsorship.  Advertisers and sponsors are responsible for ensuring material submitted for inclusion on the Website complies with applicable laws, codes and regulations. We exclude to the fullest extent permitted by law any responsibility for any error or inaccuracy appearing in any advertising or sponsorship material.  Your dealings with third parties, in particular advertisers and /or merchants through the Services provided by the Website and any terms, conditions, warranties or representations are between you and the third party. You agree that we are not liable for such dealings and you agree to indemnify us in the manner referred to above in the Agreement in relation to such dealings.

24. General

You may not assign sub-licence or otherwise transfer any of your rights under the Agreement. If any part of this Agreement is found to be invalid by a court having competent jurisdiction the validity of the remaining terms will be unaffected. Thus if either party does not exercise any right or remedy under these terms, this will not be taken to mean they have been waived.

25. Termination

The provider retains the right to terminate this Agreement with Website users and Individual Members or Corporate Members if proven to be in breach as described earlier in these Terms. Corporate Members have agreed with the Provider additional separate terms which are subject to an agreed notice period.

26. Board of Advisors

In order to police the Provider content and guide on strategy for the Website the Provider has recruited a Board of Advisors. Advisor guidance is as a guide only and views taken by any Board member are theirs and not necessarily shared by their Employer and the Provider.

Board members are chosen for their competence in a given field of expertise should users wish to communicate with Board members please do so through: drupadmin@bafonline.org.uk

27. Charter

The Website is a community and the Provider undertakes wherever possible to make decisions in the best interest of the Members both private and corporate should decisions be required.

The British Aikdo Federation is an Independant Community.

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