Acceptable Use Policy
PLEASE READ THE TERMS OF THIS POLICY BEFORE USING THE SITE OR APP
What's in these terms?
This acceptable use policy sets out the content standards that apply when you upload content to our sites, make contact with other users on our sites, link to our sites, or interact with our sites in any other way.
Click on the links below to go straight to more information on each area:
1. Who we are and how to contact us
www.founderpad.com is a site operated by Founderpad Ltd ("We"). We are registered in England and Wales under company number 13637130 and have our registered office and main trading address at Manor Farm, Water Lane, Drayton Leonard, Wallingford, OX10 7BE.
We are a limited company.
To contact us, please email email@example.com.
2. By using our site you accept these terms
By using our site, you confirm that you accept the terms of this policy and that you agree to comply with them.
If you do not agree to these terms, you must not use our site.
Our site is not intended to be used by minors (those persons under the age of 18).
We recommend that you print a copy of these terms for future reference.
3. There are other terms that may apply to you
Our Terms of website use [INSERT AS LINK TO SITE'S TERMS AND CONDITIONS] also apply to your use of our site.
4. We may make changes to the terms of this policy
We amend these terms from time to time. Every time you wish to use our site, please
check these terms to ensure you understand the terms that apply at that time. These terms were most recently updated on 1st October 2021.
5. Prohibited uses
You may use our site only for lawful purposes. You may not use our site:
- In any way that breaches any applicable local, national or international law or
- In any way that is unlawful or fraudulent or has any unlawful or fraudulent purpose or effect.
- For the purpose of harming or attempting to harm minors in any way.
- To bully, insult, intimidate or humiliate any person.
- To send, knowingly receive, upload, download, use or re-use any material which does not comply with our content standards [INSERT AS LINK TO CONTENT STANDARDS BELOW].
- To transmit, or procure the sending of, any unsolicited or unauthorised advertising or promotional material or any other form of similar solicitation (spam).
- 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.
You also agree:
- Not to reproduce, duplicate, copy or re-sell any part of our site in contravention of the provisions of our terms of website use terms of service.
- Not to reproduce, duplicate or copy any third party’s business idea posted to the site.
- Not to access without authority, interfere with, damage or disrupt:
- any part of our site;
- any equipment or network on which our site is stored;
- any software used in the provision of our site; or
- any equipment or network or software owned or used by any third party.
6. Interactive services
We may from time to time provide interactive services on our site, including, without limitation:
- Chat rooms.
- Bulletin boards.
- Messaging service.
- Brainstorming boards.
Where we do provide any interactive service, we will provide clear information to you about the kind of service offered, if it is moderated and what form of moderation is used (including whether it is human or technical). [LINK TO FAQS]
We will do our best to assess any possible risks for users from third parties when they
use any interactive service provided on our site, and we will decide in each case whether it is appropriate to use moderation of the relevant service (including what kind of moderation to use) in the light of those risks. However, we are under no obligation to oversee, monitor or moderate any interactive service we provide on our site, and we expressly exclude our liability for any loss or damage arising from the use of any interactive service by a user in contravention of our content standards, whether the service is moderated or not.
Our interactive services are not intended for use by and should not be used by minors.
Where we do moderate an interactive service, we will normally provide you with a means of contacting the moderator, should a concern or difficulty arise.
7. Content standards
These content standards apply to any and all material which you contribute to our site, including when you create a profile (Contribution), and to any interactive services associated with it.
The Content Standards must be complied with in spirit as well as to the letter. The
standards apply to each part of any Contribution as well as to its whole.
Founderpad Ltd will determine, in its discretion, whether a Contribution breaches the Content Standards.
A Contribution must:
- Be true and accurate (where it states facts)
- Be genuinely and honestly held (where it states opinions).
- Comply with the law applicable in England and Wales and in any country from which it is posted.
- Brainstorming boards.
A Contribution must not:
- Be defamatory of any person.
- Be obscene, offensive, hateful or inflammatory.
- Bully, insult, intimidate or humiliate.
- Promote sexually explicit material.
- Include child sexual abuse material.
- Promote violence.
- Promote discrimination based on race, sex, religion, nationality, disability, sexual
orientation or age.
- Infringe any copyright, database right or trade mark of any other person.
- Be likely to mislead or deceive any person.
- Breach any legal duty owed to a third party, such as a contractual duty or a duty of confidence.
- Promote any illegal content or activity.
- Be in contempt of court.
- Be threatening, abuse or invade another's privacy, or cause annoyance,
inconvenience or needless anxiety.
- Be likely to harass, upset, embarrass, alarm or annoy any other person.
- Impersonate any person or misrepresent your identity or affiliation with any person.
- Give the impression that the Contribution emanates from Founderpad Ltd, if this is not the case.
- Advocate, promote, incite any party to commit, or assist any unlawful or criminal act such as (by way of example only) copyright infringement or computer misuse.
- Contain a statement which you know or believe, or have reasonable grounds for
believing, that members of the public to whom the statement is, or is to be, published are likely to understand as a direct or indirect encouragement or other inducement to the commission, preparation or instigation of acts of terrorism.
- Contain any advertising or promote any services or web links to other sites.
8. Breach of this policy
When we consider that a breach of this acceptable use policy has occurred, we may take such action as we deem appropriate.
Failure to comply with this acceptable use policy constitutes a material breach of the
use our site, and may result in our taking all or any of the following actions:
- Immediate, temporary or permanent withdrawal of your right to use our site.
- Immediate, temporary or permanent removal of any Contribution uploaded by you to our site.
- Issue of a warning to you.
- Legal proceedings against you for reimbursement of all costs on an indemnity basis (including, but not limited to, reasonable administrative and legal costs) resulting from the breach.
- Further legal action against you.
- Disclosure of such information to law enforcement authorities as we reasonably feel is necessary or as required by law.
We exclude our liability for all action we may take in response to breaches of this
acceptable use policy. The actions we may take are not limited to those described
above, and we may take any other action we reasonably deem appropriate.
9. How this contract can be transferred
We can transfer our rights and obligations under these terms to any third party, provided this does not adversely affect your rights under these terms.
10. Which country's laws apply to any disputes?
If you are a consumer, please note that the terms of this policy, its subject matter and its formation are governed by English law. You and we both agree that the courts of England and Wales will have exclusive jurisdiction except that if you are a resident of Northern Ireland you may also bring proceedings in Northern Ireland, and if you are resident of Scotland, you may also bring proceedings in Scotland.
If you are a business, the terms of this policy, its subject matter and its formation (and any non-contractual disputes or claims) are governed by English law. We both agree to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of England and Wales.