I based these Terms and Conditions on
those of the BBC web
site, which explains the frightening degree of legalese.
My apologies, but it was either that or hire a lawyer...
Terms and Conditions of Usage
Access to, and use of, this site is provided by Dr Richard A. Bartle ("the site owner")
subject to the following Terms and Conditions:
- Use of this site constitutes your acceptance of these terms and
conditions, which take effect immediately on your first use of the site.
The site owner reserves the right to change these Terms and Conditions at any
time by posting changes on the
News and Updates page.
- You are responsible for reviewing regularly information posted on the
News and Updates page
to obtain timely notice of such changes. Your continued use of
this site after changes are posted constitutes your acceptance of this
agreement as modified by the posted changes.
- You agree not to adapt, alter or create a derivative work from any of
the material contained in this site or use it for any other purpose other
than for your personal non-commercial use. You agree to use this site only
for lawful purposes, and in a manner that does not infringe the rights of,
or restrict or inhibit the use and enjoyment of this site by any third
party. Such restriction or inhibition includes, without limitation, conduct
which is unlawful, or which may harass or cause distress or inconvenience
to any person and the transmission of obscene or offensive content or
disruption of normal flow of dialogue within this site.
- This site and the information, names, images, pictures, logos and
icons regarding or relating to its products and services (or to third
party products and services), is provided "AS IS" and on an
"IS AVAILABLE" basis without any representation or endorsement
made and without warranty of any kind whether express or implied, including
but not limited to the implied warranties of satisfactory quality, fitness
for a particular purpose, non-infringement, compatibility, security and
accuracy. In no event will the site owner be liable for any damages including,
without limitation, indirect or consequential damages, or any damages
whatsoever arising from use or loss of use, data, or profits, whether
in action of contract, negligence or other tortious action, arising out
of or in connection with the use of the site. The site owner does not warrant
that the functions contained in the material contained in this site will
be uninterrupted or error free, that defects will be corrected, or that
this site or the server that makes it available are free of viruses or
bugs or represents the full functionality, accuracy, and reliability of
- Where you are invited to submit any contribution to this site
(including without limitation any text, graphics, video or audio) you are
required by such submission to grant the site owner a perpetual, royalty-free,
non-exclusive, sublicenseable right and license to use, reproduce, modify,
adapt, publish, translate, create derivative works from, distribute, perform,
play, and exercise all copyright and publicity rights with respect to any
such work worldwide and/or to incorporate it in other works in any media
now known or later developed for the full term of any rights that may exist
in such content, consistent with privacy restrictions set forth in the
owner, it is suggested that you do not submit your contribution to this site.
By submitting your contribution to this site, you also:
If there is any conflict between these Terms and Conditions and/or specific
terms appearing elsewhere on this site relating to specific material then
the latter shall prevail.
- Warrant that such
- your own original work and that you have the right to make it available to
the site for all the purposes specified above;
- is not defamatory; and
- does not infringe any law.
- Indemnify the site owner against all legal fees, damages and other
expenses that may be incurred by the site owner as a result of your breach
of the above warranty; and
- Agree to waive any moral rights in your contribution for the purposes
of its submission to and publication on the site and the other purposes
- If any of these Terms and Conditions should be determined to be
illegal, invalid or otherwise unenforceable by reason of the laws of
any state or country in which these Terms and Conditions are intended to
be effective, then to the extent and within the jurisdiction which that
Term or Condition is illegal, invalid or unenforceable, it shall be severed
and deleted from this clause and the remaining terms and conditions shall
survive, remain in full force and effect and continue to be binding and
- These Terms and Conditions shall be governed by and construed in
accordance with the laws of England and Wales. Disputes arising here
from shall be exclusively subject to the jurisdiction of the courts
of England and Wales.
- If these Terms and Conditions are not accepted in full, you do not
have permission to access the contents of this web site and therefore
should cease using this web site immediately.
The following statement explains this site's policy regarding the
personal information it collects about you.
- Why the need?
You will be asked to submit personal information about yourself only if
you wish to use a service that cannot function without it. For example,
newsletters and email alerts are unavailable to anyone who has not
furnished their email address.
This site will keep all personal information private except when it is
required to be revealed by the law. I won't be passing
it on to mailing lists, for example.
(virtually all the commercial ones) do this. Cookies are used to identify
your computer to the web site, so it can do things like tell whether you
them off; however, if you do so then you'll appear to be a new user
every time you access the site.
- Users aged 16 and under.
If you are aged 16 or under, please get your parent or guardian's
prior permission whenever you provide personal information to this
web site. Users without this consent are not allowed to provide it with
In general, your privacy is protected by the fact that under English
law I can only really ask for your name and email address before I have
to register under the
Data Protection Act
(which, as doing so costs an extortionate amount of money, I haven't).
Elsewhere on this site:
- The Home page.
- News and updates.
- Errata of factual errors in the book.
- A bibliography of all the books, papers and articles I reference.
- Some links to potentially interesting material that I didn't or couldn't reference for whatever reason.
Copyright © Richard A. Bartle
17th June, 2003.