Terms of Usage

Please read these terms of use (“the terms”) carefully before using thanetwriters.com (“the website”). You should access and use the website and content only if you agree to these terms.

By using this site, you are agreeing to these terms.

Acceptance of Terms

If you do not accept these terms in full, you do not have permission to access the content of the website and you should stop using the website immediately.

The website is operated by and made available by Thanet Writers CIC. References to ‘Thanet Writers’ and ‘we’, ‘us’ refer to:

Thanet Writers CIC Number 10690420

References to ‘you’ or ‘your’ means you as a user of the website.

Changes

We can alter, suspend or stop any service on the website, or its content, without telling you.

We can change these terms at any time. We recommend that you visit this page periodically to make sure that you know about any changes we have made. By continuing to use the website after any changes to the terms, you are agreeing to the changes.

You accept that you have no legal claim if we change the website or these terms.

Usage

You agree to use the website only for lawful purposes, and in a way which does not infringe the rights of anyone else or affect anyone else’s use of the website.

You agree not to act in an unlawful manner or in a way which may harass or distress anyone else.

Accounts

The website offers you the chance to create your own account, which allows you to comment and apply for verification. Any account is governed by these terms.

When you register for our service, you agree to give information that is accurate, up to date and complete and keep your information accurate and up to date.

The website is free (though you will need to pay any service or phone charges for accessing the internet). Because the website is free, we do not guarantee:

  • it will be available
  • it will be working properly or
  • we will continue to provide the website.

We can close down or change the website at any time.

We will tell you if we are going to introduce or change these rules.

We can suspend or end your right to use the website immediately if in our sole opinion you are not meeting these terms, or if a regulatory authority asks us to. If we end your right to access the website, we may immediately close down your account and delete all information associated with it.

We may contact you occasionally via email. We will not pass on your details to any third party and any contact we make with you will be specifically about Thanet Writers or the website.

Liability Disclaimer

We provide the content of this website for general background information only. You should consult a qualified adviser for advice on any specific question or problem.

You should not rely on the accuracy of any part of the content. We will not be liable for any damage, loss, costs or expenses which arise directly or indirectly from you using this website.

We make every effort to make sure that the website does not contain any error or defect, but we do not accept responsibility for any damage to or loss of data on your computer system, network or server that results from you using the website, or any content made available through the website.

As far as the law allows, and except as expressly set out in these terms, we will not be responsible for any warranties and representations, express or implied, in respect of the content including without limitation warranties of satisfactory quality, fitness for a particular purpose, non-infringement of third party rights or any law, compatibility, security and accuracy.

We will not be liable for any loss or damage caused by using this website or the services provided through this website.

We will be liable for:

  • Death or personal injury caused by our negligence and
  • Anything the law says we are liable for.

Downtime

Computer and telecommunications systems may contain faults, including viruses, and may sometimes need downtime (time when the website is not available) for repair, maintenance and upgrading.

We do not guarantee that the website will always be available, but we will make reasonable efforts to reduce the time when it is not available. You cannot claim we have broken these terms because of downtime.

Links

The website provides links to the websites of third parties. We do not recommend the content, products, advertising or other materials available from these third-party websites and you should use them at your own risk. We are not responsible for any damages, loss, cost or expense arising from your use of these third party websites.

We cannot guarantee that the links to third-party websites and services will work all the time.

Our privacy policy does not apply to third-party websites. You should be aware of the privacy policies of these websites so that you understand how these third parties will use your personal data.

Password

If you want to get your own website account, you will need to register with us. We will ask you for your name, your email address and a password. As you will be responsible for all activities that occur under your username and password, you should keep them confidential. You must tell us immediately if anyone else is using your username or password without your permission, or if you believe that your username or password are no longer confidential.

We can ask you to alter your username and password if we believe that they are no longer secure.

General

You should not rely on any statement we or any of our representatives have made about using this website (other than those set out in our policies).

If we cancel any of these terms, or we cannot enforce them, those terms that are not affected will still apply.

Your and our rights under these terms can be waived only in writing. If you or we do not exercise a right, we are not waiving that right.

Governance

These terms will be governed by the laws of England and Wales.

Data Protection

All data we store is protected under the Data Protection Act 1998.

Required Information

You can use the website without providing any personal data. However, you will have to provide personal data if you:

  • register with us
  • contact us
  • apply for verification
  • submit
  • interact with our social media

If you want to register and use the website, you will need to give:

  • your name
  • your email address
  • a password

If you want to apply for verification, you will need to give:

  • a brief biography
  • details of your connection to Thanet

If you want to submit, you will need to give:

  • the content you wish to submit
  • a copyright declaration

Optional Information

In addition to the information you are required to give, you will be asked to optionally provide other details. We will ask you for:

  • your website
  • your Facebook page
  • your Twitter handle
  • your Google+ profile ID

We may transfer your information to Facebook, Twitter and Google when promoting content you have written.

Submissions

To submit you must have a verified account and all submissions must abide by the Terms and Conditions for Submission of Content. Breaching these terms may result in your account being suspended or your verification status being revoked. We reserve the right to make verification decisions on an individual basis and our decision is final.

Personal Data

We will use your personal data:

  • to deliver our services on the website and support you when you use the website
  • to make sure you are keeping to our policies
  • for marketing
  • for auditing
  • for general statistics and research
  • for making sure the website is working properly
  • for getting professional advice and
  • for any legal purpose.

We will only disclose your personal information:

  • to service providers such as research and evaluation agencies who we employ to process data for us
  • to our auditors and legal advisors and
  • if the law says we have to.

You have a right to ask for a copy of the personal data we hold about you. We may charge you a small fee for this to cover administrative costs. To get a copy of this information, please contact us.

Security

We have a security policy which includes a number of sophisticated security measures to protect against personal data under our control being lost, misused or altered. Your account is hosted on a secure website and the account and the pages where you login and logout are protected by industry-standard security features.

You should always log off from your account at the end of each session to stop anyone else using it.