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Terms and Conditions
British Archaeological Jobs & Resources (BAJR) Federation Forum
Terms and Conditions


1. Your rights and responsibilities as a contributor to the BAJR forum

As a contributor you are bound by these T & C.

Personal data
Your details are protected under the Data Protection Act, and will not be passed onto a third party. You can change or amend these at any time via the your profile link. I would prefer that Real Names are used rather than Nicknames.

Posted material
You are solely responsible for what you write. This forum is backed up on a daily basis, and can therefore material can be recovered if libel, slander of defamation of character has occurred. You must therefore think carefully before you write.

2. Acceptable behaviour*
Acceptable behaviour should be instilled in all of us; however, recent events on this forum, have realised the need for a set of forum rules. The nature of "Online communities" can have unfortunate consequences in how the written word is construed. As visual and auditory clues are missing, one needs to be more aware of how our written words might be understood by others. It is also the case that writing in this electronic medium can often lead to * hasty* words and/or comments that would not normally be aired in a non-virtual context.

3. The Rules

Manners and personal conduct
* Do not shout at other contributors by posting in all capital letters
* Take care with humour that might work verbally but could lead to upset when rendered on screen. Please remember that tone can be misconstrued due to the limitations of e-media.
* Present your opinions in a tactful and moderate fashion.
* Do not be aggressive towards other members on this forum.
* Be civil in your interaction! Do not vilify, abuse, denigrate or call other members names.
* Read thoroughly and digest the thread and posts before replying.
* Do not mock others for grammar or spelling errors. There are many reasons why this occurs, you do not know the circumstances.
* If in doubt do not post.

* Your post should be constructive.
* The mobile phone short message style "txt spk" must be avoided.
* Please try to ensure your post is legible and easily understood.
* Posts that are deemed irrelevant to the discussion are subject to removal.
* You may not post any commercial material on this site.
* You must not post anything that will break the laws of Her Majesty* s Government. Anything that could be deemed as indecent, racist or defamatory, harassment or threatening will be removed and the poster informed of the reasons why.
* Do Not post any personal details of others
* Do Not post any third-party material that infringes any legal rights.
* You must not quote any private correspondence, be it email, private messages or any other private material anywhere on the Forum.
* Freedom of Speech - please let members post ideas and allow for these to be elaborated on without fear of admonishment from others.
* Do Not post content that contains allegations or negative personal opinion about individuals or companies without first contacting BAJR by personal email. failure to do so will result in the posting being removed.
* Do Not post any material or text or link that may be construed as advertising posts, employment or other form of profit making project/course or similar without first checking with BAJR by personal email. failure to do so may result in the posting being removed and a warning.
* Do Not create multiple accounts in order to sockpuppet, in order to create a false impression of discussion and agreement, as this will result in an instant ban.
* Do Not add material or a discussion in such a way as to give false impression about identity. (ie... pretend to be a digger if you in fact a Project Manager for a company)

* Report any transgressions to the administrator by Private Message or via email.
* Please be aware that it may take a while to answer your complaint. This Forum is not administered on a full time basis. If the Administrator is on leave, a nominated employee of the Scheme will assume the role.
* Be aware that you can be traced via the electronic trail that is formed when you access this website. All actions are logged and we can ask for action to be taken by your ISP and at a last resort the Police if the action is of a serious nature.

Admin Staff and Moderators
* Please remember that these people have to devote some of their working day to running this forum. It detracts from their day to day duties.
* They reserve the right to amend, move, lock or delete posts where they deem it necessary to do so.
* The Administrator or Moderator will always advise you why they have moved, amended or deleted your post.
* Deletion of a post is a last resort.
* Banning of a user is also deemed a last resort and will be carried out only after 2 prior warnings have been given and ignored.

Complaints procedure
If you, as a member of the Forum, or the general public feels that these conditions have been breached, then the following procedure should be followed.
1) Contact the Administrator *
2) Outline the nature of your complaint, stating clearly which post, by which member and on which thread.
3) The complaint will be reviewed and action to be taken will be discussed with both parties.

This is the only way that an appeal will be heard.

Banning of members
When and if anyone is banned, then a public notice will be placed on the Forum with the reasons given for the ban.

BAJR is not responsible for posts placed by members of this forum. They are not necessarily the viewpoint of BAJR. However in cases where defamation, slander or liable is suspected, BAJR will (as soon as it has been detected) remove the offending post as quickly as possible, without personally accepting responsibility for the post itself and will issue a written warning to the member.

Limitation of Liability and Disclaimers

1. We endeavour to ensure that the information in the Web Site is accurate and helpful at all times. However, We cannot ultimately warrant the accuracy of that information and cannot be held liable for any use or reliance you may make of or put on it except as specifically agreed with us in any further agreement we may make with you in writing.
2. Any link (be it a hypertext link or other referral device) used on the Web Site (including the Discussion Forum, Whos Who, Resources section and Bookstore), is provided solely for the use and convenience of the visitor. The link does not represent any endorsement or recommendation by us and does not mean that We have any association with the linked web site. We are not responsible for the content of any web sites that have links with the Web Site or for the legal consequences of your entering into any contracts with the third parties that have these linked web sites and We do not accept any liability for any loss, damage, expense, costs or liability whatsoever incurred by you as a result.
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For really I think that the poorest he that is in England hath a life to live, as the greatest he
Thomas Rainborough 1647

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