grough Limited (‘grough’) operates this website, forums and message boards. Your use of these facilities is on condition of the acceptance of the terms and conditions which follow.

  1. The design, text, graphics, photographs, arrangement, source code and all other material on the website and linked sites belonging to grough are copyright of grough or its content providers, except where this is expressly stated to the contrary. All our rights are reserved. Any use of copyright material is allowed for personal purposes only. You may not reproduce, transmit or disseminate our copyright material in any way without our written prior permission, nor assist in any such activity. If you wish to use any copyright material from grough for anything other than personal purposes, you should contact syndication@grough.co.uk This email address is being protected from spam bots, you need Javascript enabled to view it prior to any such use.
  2. Any content, whether text, photographs, graphics or other material submitted by readers remains the copyright of the copyright holder of that material. By submitting such material to us, you vouch that you are either the copyright holder or have permission from the copyright holder to submit to us the material. By submitting to grough and any of its linked websites, forums and message boards any copyright material, you agree to grant to grough or any successor organisation(s) an irrevocable, royalty-free, non-exclusive, worldwide licence in perpetuity to display such material on grough websites, its associated forums, message boards or other publications or media grough produces, however delivered. In addition, grough participates in the  British Library’s UK Web Archive. By submitting to grough and any of its linked websites, forums and message boards any copyright material, you agree to grant to the British Library UK Web Archive an irrevocable, royalty-free, non-exclusive, worldwide licence in perpetuity to display such material. The UK Web Archive can be seen at www.webarchive.org.uk/ukwa/. grough will not publish your copyright material outside of the above stated media.
  3. All material posted on the website, forums and message boards by users other than grough staff is the sole responsibility of the poster, whether publicly posted or privately transmitted. This included text, photographs, graphics, sound, music, moving images, code, data, and any other materials uploaded to grough’s services. grough does not control such material and does not guarantee its accuracy nor its veracity. Users of grough may be subjected to material they consider objectionable, offensive or indecent. If you encounter any material you consider should not be viewable on grough or its associated services, you should email editor@grough.co.uk This email address is being protected from spam bots, you need Javascript enabled to view it , detailing the time, exact location and nature of the material you think contravenes these terms and conditions.
  4. All users of grough and its associated services undertake not to post or submit any material, in whatever form, that is: illegal; unlawful, defamatory; libellous; abusive; threatening; obscene as defined by the laws of England and Wales and of Scotland; harmful; invasive of privacy (eg home addresses or telephone numbers without the consent of the person(s) involved). Furthermore, by using grough and its associated services, you undertake not to supply or post any material that may cause offence to any person by nature of their: race or nationality; sex or gender; sexual orientation; disability or health, including HIV and Aids; age.
  5. All users of grough and its associated services undertake not to post or submit or upload any material that contains any software, files, code or programs, including viruses, malware or links thereto, that may interrupt, destroy or limit the functionality of any of grough’s equipment or that of any user of grough’s services and websites. Users also undertake not to submit any material that causes or is connected to the delivery to grough, its associated sites, or any of their users, multiple emails (‘spam’), chain letters, pyramid selling messages and schemes or any such material.
  6. All users of grough and its associated services undertake not to take part in any activity that may restrict or inhibit any other users from accessing grough’s website or services.
  7. All users of grough and its associated services undertake not to post or upload any unauthorised advertising or promotional materials or any other form of solicitation for goods or services.
  8. grough does not screen submissions to its forums and message boards before posting. We reserve the right, but not the obligation, at our sole discretion, to review, edit, move or remove any material posted on any of our services.
  9. grough provides, from time to time, links to third-party websites and email addresses as a service to our readers and users. We do not warrant the suitability of the content or conduct of these third parties and there is no implied endorsement of any such parties.
  10. grough reserves the right to suspend or deny services to any user.
  11. grough takes care to ensure the accuracy of information on its website and other services, but users are advised to verify the accuracy of any information provided before relying on it. grough does not guarantee continuity of service and we do not accept any liability arising from inaccuracy, omission or interruption of service.
  12. grough may vary these terms and conditions from time to time. You should periodically check this page to ensure your use of our services complies with any amended terms and conditions.
  13. Use of grough’s services is governed by the laws of England and Wales and all other jurisdictions are excluded. Users of grough’s services agree to indemnify grough, its staff, employees and representatives from any and all claims and liabilities, including legal costs, which arise from their contributions, submissions and other material posted on any of our websites, forums and message boards, and any other services we offer from time to time.