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Terms of Use

Terms of Use

Most online communities have their own rules and guidelines, which we will always follow.

We do not actively monitor every posting on our social media pages, but we do reserve the right to remove any contributions that break the rules or guidelines of the relevant community.

If we are notified of inappropriate content, we will remove the posting. This includes postings that are judged to be:

Material that adversely affects the reputation of a clearly identifiable person, company or organisation.

Overly personal
Material that includes private information about yourself or other people. Including one-to-one arguments.

Unwanted conduct (including insults and 'jokes') affecting the dignity of another, including written attacks on another person. Such conduct could relate to gender, race, nationality, sexual orientation, religion, disability or other similarly sensitive issues.

Material that is offensive, indecent or pornographic, including any material of a sexual nature.

Material that might reasonably be expected to cause distress to others. Postings should be civil, tasteful and polite. They should not be mean-spirited, or contributed with the intention of causing trouble. They should not include vulgar language. They should show respect for users of all ages and abilities.

Any information, disclosure of which would constitute a breach of the common law duty of confidentiality.

An incitement
Any posting that seeks to influence another to the commission of a criminal offence.

In contempt of court
Material that discloses information about live court proceedings before that information has been heard in court, or where reporting restrictions are in place. Moderators will generally bar any postings relating to court proceedings, as they cannot be expected to know or investigate the legal status of individual cases.

Material advertising a service or business.

Party political
Material that is clearly party political in nature. This is particularly relevant during elections, and those postings that canvass support for, or opposition to, any political party.

In breach of copyright
Material that may infringe any of the laws governing copyright. The University accepts no liability whatsoever for any actionable breach of such laws.

Duplicate, overly trivial, repetitive or off-topic material.


Material perceived as impersonating another through username or views.

We will also remove users who:

  • use multiple logins 
  • use vulgar or offensive usernames

Messages should not be posted in languages other than English.