Commenting terms and conditions

Terms & conditions for commenting on ttgmedia

 

These terms and conditions apply to anyone posting a comment on ttglive.com. They are subject to change at any time, so please read them before posting a comment.

Please note: Comments made may be reproduced in TTG, including your name, company and job title. The same applies to emails sent to ttgletters@ttgmedia.com - which are also subject to these terms & conditions.

Term 1: We welcome your opinions

We want our readers to see and understand different points of view. Try to contribute to the thread, rather than just stating if you agree or disagree. Unless you have a witty one-liner, please explain why you hold your opinion.

Term 2: This is a public forum

Once your comment is online, everyone with internet access can read it. You can express a strong opinion but please do not go over the top. Don’t forget that you are legally responsible for what you submit. Please consider how your comment could be received by others. Many different types of people of different ages may view your comment.

Term 3: Please be polite

Do not use swear words or crude or sexual language. Only English is allowed. Keep your submissions relevant to the story or topic. Do not insult other contributions or discuss the non-appearance or removal of any content on ttglive or the suspension or termination of any users.

Term 4: Report abuse

If you consider that a comment does not comply with these Terms, please email our digital editor Steve Hinds on shinds@ttgmedia.com. The facility should only be used for serious complaints, not simply because you disagree with something said.

Term 5: No libel or other abuse

You must not make or encourage comments which are:

  • defamatory, false or misleading;
  • insulting, threatening or abusive;
  • obscene or of a sexual nature;
  • offensive, racist, sexist, homophobic or discriminatory against any religions or other groups.

Term 6: Confidentiality, privacy and contempt

Please note that the full name you provide when you sign up with ttglive will be displayed when you leave a comment. Please respect people’s privacy. You are not allowed to submit confidential or private information. For example, you must not upload the telephone number, email address or any other contact details of any person. You should not write anything which could prejudice pending or on-going court proceedings of which you are aware. For example, if you have any personal knowledge about someone who has been arrested or charged or being prosecuted for an offence, you must not mention it. If you do, you could be in contempt of court, which is an extremely serious matter.

Term 7: No advertising, solicitation or investigations


You must not use our Site for:

  • the promotion of any products or services or for any other commercial purpose;
  • any sponsorship, petition, campaign, scheme or chain message;
  • an investigation e.g. tracing the whereabouts of any person.

Term 8: No impersonation and proper disclosure


You must not pretend to be someone else (e.g. an expert, another user or a member of our team). You must not pretend that you are unconnected to a story or topic, when in fact you are. If you have a personal connection to a story or topic, you should disclose your connection.

Term 9: No linking or copyright infringement

You must not insert links to websites (URLs) or submit content which would be an infringement of copyright.

Term 10: Removal of content

Reader comments that violate the letter or spirit of our Terms may be removed. If we do remove something, we will generally remove whole comments. This means that even if only one sentence is objectionable, the whole comment will usually be removed. If a comment is removed, this may be for any number of reasons. Usually, this will be because the comment breaks these rules or our Terms or is the subject of an abuse report. Sometimes, the comment may be removed because it is connected to another comment which is being removed. We hope that you will understand that, once properly notified of a complaint, we may have to remove a comment for legal reasons (whatever the rights and wrongs). If your content has been removed, we may email you to let you know or to inform you if you have been suspended or banned from submitting further comments to the Site. If you are aware that content has been removed, you must not deliberately resubmit the same content. Please note, we are not always able to inform you if your comment has been removed.

Term 11: Suspension and termination

We reserve the right to suspend or ban an account at our sole discretion. Here are some reasons why we might do so:

  • Breaching these Terms;
  • Serious failure to respect the spirit and tone of the community;
  • Conduct or comments that demand a disproportionate amount of our time or that abuse our staff.

The length of a suspension or whether we ban someone depends on all the circumstances. Bans are generally for extreme cases and repeated serious abuse. If we suspend or ban your registration, you must not attempt to re-register or submit content (e.g. using someone else’s account), without our permission.

TTG Media Limited.
Place of registration: England and Wales.
Company number 08723341.
Registered address: New Bridge Street House, 30-34 New Bridge Street, London EC4V 6BJ
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