Terms & Conditions

Copyright

All materials on this web site are the copyright of Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) or are reproduced with permission from other copyright owners. All rights are reserved. Visitors may download, use and read material from the site for personal, non-commercial use, but may not alter, republish, reproduce or sell it (even in part) without the prior written permission of CPAG.

Comments Policy

Comments on www.cpag.org.uk are governed by the following set of standards that apply to all contributors and their posts.

We reserve the right to remove any material that does not (in our judgement) comply with these standards and to revoke posting privileges at our sole discretion and without warning or explanation. Our decisions are considered final.

By participating, you are agreeing to abide by these standards. Our goal is to provide a safe and enjoyable online community where contributors are encouraged to treat each other with respect.

Age: You must be at least 18 years old to participate.

Agree to disagree, respectfully: Be yourself, but please always act with respect for your fellow posters. Be respectful and civil to other posters, even if you disagree with them. The objective of this site is to debate the issues raised, not to attack others. Name calling, insults, "flaming" and attacks are not appropriate and will not be tolerated.

Don't be afraid to post: Don't be afraid to contribute to a discussion. Our goal is to hear all opinions within a respectful context.

Keep your posts clean: Any unacceptable content (posts, member names, or subject lines containing profanity, sexually graphic or offensive language, etc.) will be deleted. Similarly, any posts that solicit or offer explicit or x-rated GIFs, JPEGs or other graphic or video files will be deleted without notice. Please keep in mind that this is a public forum.

No personal information: Email addresses, phone numbers, instant message identities, etc. must not be posted. Posts that request members to submit personal information to another party will be removed unless these posts have been pre-approved by CPAG. This includes, but is not limited to, communications that ask for personal information submitted via email, mail, telephone, surveys, and research studies.

Flooding and spam: Please do not flood or spam, post chain letters, pyramid schemes, junk mail, or URLs for outside sites that violate any of these guidelines.

Harassment and threats: We will not allow harassing, threatening, racist, abusive, hateful, violent, or obscene language or behaviour. Any prejudicial statements, comments or remarks in posts or profiles will be removed immediately. Retaliation against any person complaining of discrimination will not be tolerated.

Illegal activities: Participation in, suggesting, or encouraging any illegal activity is cause for immediate deletion and suspension of posting privileges, and may be reported to the appropriate authorities.

Be courteous: Avoid duplicate posts. Do not post the same message more than once. Duplicate messages can be frustrating for other members and will be deleted.

Don't post commercial items: This is an advertising-free site. No commercial solicitation or advertising will be allowed. Posts containing commercial or promotional messages - included but not limited to references to internet sites, URLs, or links to other commercial websites - will be removed.

Don't post others' copyrighted information: Any articles, news reports, or other copyrighted material included in the posts must be with the permission of the relevant copyright owners. CPAG will not be held responsible for member-posted information that may violate copyright law. If such an event occurs, the individual posting the information shall be held solely responsible.

Re-publishing your words: We may quote your message board posts in newsletters, and other promotions including, but not limited to, TV, magazines, newspapers, radio, Internet and product packaging. When re-publishing your quotes for wide distribution, we will identify you by your given screen name.

Reporting problems: If you encounter a violation to these standards (or have other problems with our site) please contact us at webeditor@cpag.org.uk.

Reserve the right: CPAG reserves the right to remove a post which does not relate to the topic being discussed.

Brand attack: While fair criticism is acceptable, posts that, in our judgement, constitute an unwarranted attack on Child Poverty Action Group and/or cause harm to our reputation will be removed.

Disclaimer

The information contained in this website is for general information purposes only.

Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) makes every effort to keep the information up-to-date and correct. However we make no representations or warranties of any kind, express or implied, about the completeness, accuracy, reliability, suitability or availability with respect to the website or the information, products, services, or related graphics contained on the website for any purpose. Visitors who use this website and rely on any information do so at their own risk.

In no event will we be liable for any loss or damage including without limitation, indirect or consequential loss or damage, or any loss or damage whatsoever arising from loss of data or profits arising out of or in connection with the use of this website.

Through this website you are able to link to other websites which are not under the control of CPAG. We have no control over the nature, content and availability of those sites. The inclusion of any links should not be taken as a recommendation or endorsement of the views expressed within them.

Every effort is made to keep the website up and running smoothly. However, CPAG takes no responsibility for and will not be liable for the website being temporarily unavailable due to technical issues beyond our control.

Privacy policy

The Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) website does not automatically capture or store personal information, other than logging a user's Internet Protocol (or IP) address and session information such as the duration of their visit, the type of browser and platform they use. This information is recognised by the web server and is only used for system administration and to provide anonymised statistics which CPAG uses to evaluate use of the website.

If you complete any of our electronic email forms, your personal information (including your name, email address and any other details you provide to us which identify you as an individual) will be processed by us to fulfil your request or respond to your feedback. We may keep your information on our database in order to contact you about CPAG activities that we think will be of interest to you. If you do not wish to receive further information please tick the opt-out box on the email form.

We will not sell, distribute or lease your personal information to third parties unless we are required by law to do so.

Under the Data Protection Act 1998, you have the right to make a formal request in writing for access to personal information (or "personal data") held about you by CPAG, to inspect it and to have it corrected if it is wrong. Please direct your requests to: Child Poverty Action Group, 94 White Lion Street, London N1 9PF.

Data Security

CPAG uses industry standard efforts to safeguard the confidentiality of your personally identifiable information. We make every effort to protect the loss, misuse, and alteration of the information under our control. However, no data transmission over the Internet can be guaranteed to be 100 percent secure.