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Acceptable Use Policy

This acceptable use policy sets out the terms between you and us under which you may access our website www.bssa.uk.net (“our site”). This acceptable use policy applies to all users of, and visitors to, our site.

Your use of our site means that you accept, and agree to abide by, all the policies in this acceptable use policy, which supplement our terms of website use.

www.bssa.uk.net is a site operated by British Sjögren's Syndrome Association ("We"). We are charitable company limited by guarantee registered in England and Wales under company number 04771837 and charity number 1101571 and have our registered office at PO Box 15040, Birmingham, West Midlands B31 9DP.

Prohibited uses

You may use our site only for lawful purposes.  You may not use our site:

You also agree:

Interactive services

We may from time to time provide interactive services on our site, including, without limitation, a members’ forum (interactive services).

We will do our best to assess any possible risks for users (and in particular, for children) from third parties when they use any interactive service provided on our site. 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.

If you notice any content on our site that does comply with our content standards (see below), please notify us by email office@bssa.uk.net so that we can consider the appropriate action to take.

The use of any of our interactive services by a minor is subject to the consent of their parent or guardian. We advise parents who permit their children to use an interactive service that it is important that they communicate with their children about their safety online, as moderation is not foolproof. Minors who are using any interactive service should be made aware of the potential risks to them.

Content standards

These content standards apply to any and all material which you contribute to our site (contributions), and to any interactive services associated with it.

You must comply with the spirit and the letter of the following standards. The standards apply to each part of any contribution as well as to its whole.

Contributions must:

Contributions must not:

Suspension and termination

We will determine, in our discretion, whether there has been a breach of this acceptable use policy through your use of our site.  When a breach of this 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 terms of use upon which you are permitted to use our site, and may result in our taking all or any of the following actions:

We exclude liability for actions taken in response to breaches of this acceptable use policy.  The responses described in this policy are not limited, and we may take any other action we reasonably deem appropriate.

Changes to the acceptable use policy

We may revise this acceptable use policy at any time by amending this page. You are expected to check this page from time to time to take notice of any changes we make, as they are legally binding on you. Some of the provisions contained in this acceptable use policy may also be superseded by provisions or notices published elsewhere on our site.

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