Website Acceptable Use Policy

This acceptable use policy sets out the terms between you and us under which you may access our website www.themisglobal.co.uk (our site). This acceptable use policy applies to all users or 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 Website Terms of Use.

Themis Global websites are sites operated by Themis Global Limited (we or us). We are registered in England and Wales under company number 09641323 and we have our registered office at 3rd Floor, 120 Baker Street, London, W1U 6TU. Our VAT number is 215252834.

Prohibited use


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 regulation
  • In any way that is unlawful or fraudulent, or has any unlawful or fraudulent purpose or effect
  • For the purpose of harming and embarrassment or attempting to harm and embarrass anyone in any way
  • 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, worms, time-bombs, Trojan horses, keystroke loggers, adware, spyware 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 duplicate, reproduce, copy or re-sell any part of our site in contravention of the provisions of our Website Terms of Use.
  • Not to access without authority, interfere with, damage or disrupt:
    • any part of our site
    • any software used in the provision of our site
    • any equipment, network or software owned or used by any third party
    • any equipment or network on which our site is stored

 

Interactive services


We may from time to time provide interactive services on our site, including, without limitation:

  • Comment forums
  • Bulletin boards
  • News feeds
  • Advertisements
  • Links to associated sites


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).

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, 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.

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.

Where we do moderate an interactive service, we will endeavour to provide you with a means of contacting the moderator, should a concern or difficulty arise.

Content standards


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 letter of the following standards. The standards apply to part of or all of any contribution.

Contributions must:

  • Be accurate (where they state facts)
  • Be genuinely held (where they state opinions)
  • Comply with applicable law in the UK and in any country from which they are posted


Contributions must not:

  • Promote sexually explicit material
  • Contain any material which is defamatory of any person
  • Contain any material which is obscene, offensive, hateful or inflammatory
  • Promote discrimination based on race, sex, religion, nationality, disability, sexual orientation or age
  • Promote violence
  • Infringe any copyright, database right or trade mark of any other person
  • Be likely to deceive any person
  • Be made in breach of any legal duty owed to a third party, such as a contractual duty or a duty of confidence
  • Promote any illegal activity
  • Be threatening, abusive or invade another’s privacy, or cause annoyance, inconvenience or needless anxiety
  • Be likely to harass, upset, embarrass, cause alarm, distress or humiliation to any other person
  • Be used to impersonate any person, or to misrepresent your identity or affiliation with any person
  • Give the impression that they emanate from us, if this is not the case
  • Advocate, promote or assist any unlawful act. Examples being copyright infringement or computer misuse

 

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 Website 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:

  • Immediate, temporary or permanent withdrawal of your right to use our site
  • Immediate, temporary or permanent removal of any posting or material 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 feel is reasonably necessary


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.