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PENCOURAGE.COM TERMS OF WEBSITE USE

PLEASE READ THESE TERMS CAREFULLY BEFORE USING THIS WEBSITE

These terms of use (together with the other policies and additional terms referred to in these terms) tell you the terms on which you may make use of the website at www.pencourage.com, ("the Website") , whether as a guest or a registered user. Use of the Website, includes but is limited to accessing, browsing, registering to use, uploading and downloading Content (as defined below) to the Website.

Please read these terms of use carefully before you start to use the Website, as these will apply to your use of the Website. We recommend that you print a copy of these terms for future reference.

By using the Website, you confirm that you accept these terms of use and that you agree to comply with them.

If you do not agree to these terms of use, you must not use the Website.

In these terms, "Content" means any information, text, graphics, videos, photos, links or any other materials which may be submitted, posted, uploaded or displayed on our Website.

OTHER APPLICABLE TERMS

These terms of use include our Privacy and Cookies Policy [https://pencourage.com/register] which sets out the terms on which we process any personal data we collect from you, or that you provide to us, and provides information about cookies. By using the Website, you consent to the processing of your personal data, our use of cookies and you warrant that all data provided by you is accurate.

INFORMATION ABOUT US

The Website is a site owned and operated by Soops Limited ("us", "we" or "our"). We are registered in Scotland under company number SC426057 and have our registered office at 5 Hollymount, Bearsden, Glasgow G61 1DQ. Our VAT Number is 151471137.

CHANGES TO THESE TERMS AND OUR WEBSITE

We may revise these terms of use at any time by amending this page.

Please check this page from time to time to take notice of any changes we made, as they are binding on you. Your continued use of the Website constitutes your acceptance of any such changes to the terms of use.

ACCESSING THE WEBSITE

The Website is made available free of charge for personal use only.

We do not guarantee or warrant that the Website, or any content on it, will always be available or be uninterrupted. Access to the Website is permitted on a temporary basis. We may suspend, withdraw, discontinue or change all or any part of the Website without notice. We will not be liable to you if for any reason the Website or any Content you have submitted to the Website is unavailable at any time or for any period.

This Website is not intended to be used by anyone under the age of 16.

You are responsible for making all arrangements necessary for you to have access to the Website.

You are also responsible for ensuring that all persons who access the Website through your internet connection are aware of these terms of use and other applicable policies, and that they comply with them.

YOUR ACCOUNT AND PASSWORD

You can only register for an account on the Website if you are over the age of 16.

If you choose to register for an account on the Website, you will be required to provide us with certain information. Our use of your information will be in accordance with our Privacy Policy.

You are responsible for your account and password and for any activities or actions (such as posting Content (as defined above)) used using your account. You must not disclose your account and password details to any third party. Your password must contain at least 5 letters and 1 number. We recommend that your password consists of a combination of upper and lower case letters, numbers and symbols.

We will not be liable for any loss or damage arising from any unauthorised use of your account.

We have the right to disable, suspend or terminate any account at any time if, in our reasonable opinion, you have failed to comply with any of the provisions of these terms. If we decide to disable, suspend or terminate your account, we shall be under no obligation to provide you with a copy of any of your Content. Any decision to provide you with a copy of your Content shall be at our sole discretion.

If you know or suspect that anyone other than you knows your user account details and / or password, you must promptly notify us at help@pencourage.com.

You have the right to request that your account be deleted and all of your Content to be removed. Please contact us at help@pencourage.com if you wish to delete your account.

We will use reasonable efforts to maintain a back-up of your Content in the event that you wish to re-open your account, however we will not be responsible or liable for corruption or any other loss of any back-up or otherwise for the irreversible deletion of your journal entries. If you have confirmed you wish to delete your account, we are entitled to assume that you wish for your Content to be permanently removed and deleted from our systems.

UPLOADING CONTENT TO OUR SITE

You are solely responsible for the Content that you upload to the Website.

We will not be responsible for, or liable to any third party for, the content or accuracy of any Content posted by you or any other user of the Website.

You must not post to the Website any Content that identifies another person without first getting the consent of that person. If you do not have consent, posting that Content may be a breach by you of the Data Protection Act 1998 or equivalent legislation.

You warrant that your Content complies with these terms, including but not limited to the content standards set out below, and you will be liable to us and indemnify us for any breach of such warranty. This means you will be responsible for any loss or damage we suffer as a result of you breach of warranty.

We have the right to disclose your identity to any third party who is claiming that any Content posted or uploaded by you to the Website constitutes a violation of their intellectual property rights, or of their right to privacy.

We also have the right to disclose your identity to any law enforcement or other relevant bodies or authorities if, in our sole opinion, any of your Content indicates that the physical or mental health of you or any other person is, or is likely to be, at risk of harm.

We do not guarantee or warrant that the Website, or any Content on it, will be free from errors or omissions.

The views expressed by users on the Website do not represent our views or values.

LICENCE OF CONTENT

By submitting, posting, uploading or displaying any content to the Website, you grant us a perpetual, worldwide, non-exclusive, royalty-free, transferable licence (with the right to sub-licence) to use, copy, reproduce, process, edit, adapt, modify, translate, reformat, publish, transmit, display, distribute, prepare derivative works of and otherwise commercialise such Content in any and all media or distribution methods (now known or later developed). You agree to waive any moral rights to may have to be named as the author of any Content.

You agree that this licence includes the right for us to use software which will automatically edit Content to correct spelling mistakes and remove inappropriate and offensive language.

You also agree that this licence includes the right for us to provide, promote and improve the Website and to make Content available to third parties (including but not limited to, other users, our commercial partners, suppliers, employees, sub-contractors and advertisers), subject to our terms and conditions for such Content use.

This licence will last in perpetuity and, for the avoidance of doubt, shall not cease in the event that: (i) any of your Content is removed from the Website; or (ii) your account is deleted or otherwise de-registered.

You shall not be entitled to any financial or other compensation, royalties or any other form of payment in connection with our use of your Content in accordance with this licence.

PROHIBITED USES

You may use the Website only for lawful purposes. You may not use the Website:

You also agree:

INTERACTIVE SERVICES

We may provide interactive services on the Website, including but not limited to, bulletin boards, chat rooms, message centres, forums, live chat systems and message boards.

We are under no obligation to oversee, monitor or moderate any interactive service we provide on the Website, 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 (set out below), whether the service is moderated or not.

CONTENT STANDARDS

Whenever you make use of a feature that allows you to upload Content to the Website, make contact with other users of the Website, or use any interactive services on the Website, you must comply with these content standards. The standards apply to each part of any Content as well as to its whole.

We have the right to remove any Content you upload to or post on the Website if, in our sole opinion, your Content does not comply with these content standards.

We reserve the right to report any such non-complying Content to law enforcement or any other relevant authorities and we will co-operate with those authorities by disclosing your identity to them.

Content must:

Content must not:

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS

We are the owner or the licensee of all intellectual property rights in the Website, and in the material published on it. Those works are protected by copyright laws and treaties around the world. All such rights are reserved.

You may print off one copy, and may download extracts, of any page(s) from the Website for your personal use.

You must not modify the paper or digital copies of any materials you have printed off or downloaded in any way, and you must not use any illustrations, photographs, video or audio sequences or any graphics separately from any accompanying text.

Our status (and that of any identified contributors) as the authors of content on the Website, must always be acknowledged.

You must not use any part of the Content on the Website for commercial purposes without obtaining a licence to do so from us.

If you print off, copy or download any part of the Website in breach of these terms of use, your right to use the Website will cease immediately and you must, at our option, return or destroy any copies of the materials you have made.

NO RELIANCE ON INFORMATION

The Content on the Website is user-generated and is for general information only. It is not intended to amount to advice on which you should rely. We recommend that you obtain professional or specialist advice before taking, or refraining from, any action on the basis of the Content on the Website.

We employ technical support advisers to assist with any queries or concerns you may have about the Website. Our technical support advisers are qualified to provide technical advice on the operation of the Website only.

Although we make reasonable efforts to update the Website, we make no representations, warranties or guarantees, whether express or implied, that the Website is up-to-date.

LIMITATION OF OUR LIABILITY

Nothing in these terms of use excludes or limits our liability for death or personal injury arising from our negligence, or our fraud or fraudulent misrepresentation, or any other liability that cannot be excluded or limited by Scots law.

To the extent permitted by law, we exclude all: (i) conditions, warranties, representations or other terms which may apply to the Website or any content on it, whether express or implied; and (ii) any liability for any acts or omissions of our technical support advisers.

We will not be liable to any user for any loss or damage, whether in contract, negligence, breach of statutory duty, or otherwise, even if foreseeable, arising under or in connection with:

The Website is not intended for business use, however if you are a business user, please note that in particular, we will not be liable for:

We will not be liable for any loss or damage caused by a virus, distributed denial-of-service attack, or other technologically harmful material that may infect your computer equipment, computer programs, data or other proprietary material due to your use of the Website or to your downloading of any content on it, or on any website linked to it.

VIRUSES

We do not guarantee or warrant that the Website will be secure or free from bugs or viruses.

You are responsible for configuring your own information technology, network, computer programmes and/or platform in order to access the Website. You should use your own virus protection software.

You must not misuse the Website by knowingly introducing viruses, trojans, worms, logic bombs or other material which is malicious or technologically harmful. You must not attempt to gain unauthorised access to the Website, the server on which the Website is stored or any server, computer or database connected to the Website. You must not attack the Website via a denial-of-service attack or a distributed denial-of service attack. By breaching this provision, you would commit a criminal offence under the Computer Misuse Act 1990. We will report any such breach to the relevant law enforcement authorities and we will co-operate with those authorities by disclosing your identity to them. In the event of such a breach, your right to use the Website will cease immediately.

LINKING TO THE WEBSITE

You may link to our Website home page, provided you do so in a way that is fair and legal and does not damage our reputation or take advantage of it.

You must not establish a link in such a way as to suggest any form of association, approval or endorsement on our part where none exists.

You must not establish a link to the Website in any website that is not owned by you.

The Website must not be framed on any other site, nor may you create a link to any part of the Website other than the home page.

We reserve the right to withdraw linking permission without notice.

If you wish to make any use of content on the Website other than that set out above, please contact help@pencourage.com.

THIRD PARTY LINKS AND RESOURCES

In accordance with the Content Standards listed above, any active promotion, advertising or marketing of any: (i) political or religious organisation or belief; or (ii) commercial brand, business, product or service is strictly prohibited unless such promotion, advertising or marketing has been approved by us in advance.

Where the Website contains links to other sites and resources provided by third parties, including but not limited to where users have uploaded Content containing links to third party websites, these links are provided for your information only.

We have no control over the contents of such third party websites or resources. We are not responsible or liable for the availability or accuracy of any such websites or resources. We assume no responsibility for the content of websites linked on the Website. Such links should not be interpreted as endorsement by us of those linked websites. We will not be liable for any loss or damage that may arise from your use of them.

APPLICABLE LAW

If you are a consumer, please note that these terms of use, its subject matter and its formation, are governed by Scots law. You and we both agree to that the courts of Scotland will have non-exclusive jurisdiction on any matter relating to these terms.

If you are a business, these terms of use, its subject matter and its formation (and any non-contractual disputes or claims) are governed by Scots law. We both agree to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of Scotland on any matter relating to these terms.

TRADE MARKS

"Pencourage" is a UK registered trade mark (Registration Number: UK00002642662) of Soops Limited. Any unauthorised use of this trade mark constitutes a violation of our intellectual property rights.

CONTACT US

To contact us, please email help@pencourage.com.

Thank you for visiting the Website.

By creating an account you accept Pencourage's Cookie Policy below

PENCOURAGE PRIVACY AND COOKIES POLICY

This privacy and cookies policy ("Policy") applies to your use of www.pencourage.com ("Website"). This Policy sets out the basis on which we may collect personal data from you, or that you provide to us, and how we may process your personal data. It also provides information on how we use cookies. This Policy should be read alongside our Terms of Use http://pencourage.com/register, which tells you the terms on which you may use the Website.

We are committed to preserving and respecting your privacy. Please read the following Policy to understand how we use and protect the information that you provide to us.

The Website is a site owned and operated by Soops Limited ("us", "we" or "our"). We are registered in Scotland under company number SC426057 and have our registered office at 5 Hollymount, Bearsden, Glasgow G61 1DQ. For the purpose of the Data Protection Act 1998 ("the Act"), we are the data controller.

By using the Website or by otherwise providing us with your information you consent to the collection, storage, use and transfer of your information under the terms of this Policy.

INFORMATION WE COLLECT FROM YOU

We may collect information:

The type of information we collect from you may include:

USE OF YOUR INFORMATION

We may use your information:

We may contact you by email for market research purposes if you have ticked the relevant box situated on the registration form for opening an account. If you change your mind about being contacted in the future by any of these means, then please contact us at help@pencourage.com.

If you do not want us to use your data in this way, please do not tick the relevant box situated on the registration form for opening an account.

We do not disclose information about identifiable individuals to our advertisers, but we may provide them with aggregate information about our users (for example, we may inform them that 100 users posted or commented on a certain topic, or used a certain tag, during any set timeframe). We may also use such aggregate information to help advertisers reach the kind of audience they want to target. We may make use of the personal data we have collected from you to enable us to comply with our advertisers' wishes by displaying their advertisement to that target audience.

WHERE WE STORE YOUR INFORMATION

All information you provide to us is stored on our secure servers.

The data that we collect from you may be transferred to, and stored at, a destination outside the European Economic Area ("EEA"). It may also be processed by staff based outside of the EEA who work for us or for one of our suppliers. By submitting your personal data, you agree to this transfer, storing or processing. We will take all steps reasonably necessary to ensure that your data is treated securely and in accordance with this Policy.

DISCLOSURE OF YOUR INFORMATION

The information you provide to us will be treated as confidential. However, we may disclose your information to other third parties who act for us such as our employees, officers, agents, or service providers as necessary for the purposes set out in this Policy or for purposes approved by you.

We may disclose your personal information to third parties:

YOUR RIGHTS - MARKETING

You have the right to ask us not to process your personal data for marketing purposes. We will usually inform you (before collecting your data) if we intend to use your data for such purposes or if we intend to disclose your information to any third party for such purposes. You can exercise your right to prevent such processing and transfer by not checking certain boxes on the forms we use to collect your data. You can also exercise the right at any time by contacting us at help@pencourage.com.

YOUR RIGHTS - COPIES AND CORRECTIONS

You have the right to ask for a copy of the information held by us in our records in return for which we may charge a small fee. You also have the right to require us to correct any inaccuracies in your information.

SECURITY

Unfortunately, the transmission of information via the internet is not completely secure. Although we will do our best to protect your personal data, we cannot guarantee the security of your data transmitted to our Website. Any transmission is at your own risk. We are committed to ensuring that your information is secure. In order to prevent unauthorised access or disclosure, we have put in place suitable physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online.

Your data may be stored by third parties on our behalf. We, and our third party contractors, employ security measures to protect your information from access by unauthorised persons and against unlawful processing, accidental loss, destruction or damage.

Please help us keep our records updated by informing us of any changes to your e-mail address and other contact details.

LINKS TO OTHER WEBSITES

Our Website may contain links to other websites of interest. In particular, other users may post links to other websites in their journal entries or comments. If you use these links to leave our site, you should note that we do not have any control over that other website. Therefore, we cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information you provide whilst visiting such sites and such sites are not governed by this Policy. You should exercise caution and check the terms and conditions and privacy policies which apply to third party websites.

COOKIES

Our website uses cookies to distinguish you from other users of our website. This helps us to provide you with a good experience when you browse our website and also allows us to improve our site.

A cookie is a small file of letters and numbers that we store on your browser or the hard drive of your computer, if you agree. Cookies contain information that is transferred to your computer's hard drive.

We use the following cookies:

CategoryCookie namePurpose Moreinformation
1 Session Cookie This Cookie Recognises you when you return to our site so you are logged in when navigating between pages without having to login each time. This cookie also improves end user experience by being abe to retrieve information from our database to pre-fill forms and issue relevant content more effectively.
3 __atuvc The __atuvc cookie is created and read by the AddThis social sharing site JavaScript on the client side in order to make sure the user sees the updated count if they share a page and return to it before our share count cache is updated. No data from that cookie is sent back to AddThis and removing it when disabling cookies would cause unexpected behavior for users. Addthis is one of the most popular social sharing services on the internet today. Add this privacy policy can be viewed here: http://www.addthis.com/privacy/privacy-policy
1 cookiePolicyAccepted Stores information about whether you have accepted our cookie policy or not, if you have the cookie policy banner will no longer be displayed.
3 pln This cookie stores whether or not the user has a persistent log-in. i.e when a user logs in and ticks the 'remember me' box, the next visit will allow them in completely.
2 _utma Related to Google Analytics Used to distinguish users and sessions. The cookie is created when the javascript library executes and no existing __utma cookies exists. The cookie is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics.
2 _utmc Related to Google Analytics Set for interoperability with urchin.js. Historically, this cookie operated in conjunction with the __utmb cookie to determine whether the user was in a new session/visit.
2 _utmz Related to Google Analytics Stores the traffic source or campaign that explains how the user reached your site. The cookie is created when the javascript library executes and is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics.

When entering this website, you will have been informed that we intend to use cookies and asked whether or not you consent to this. Depending on your response, one of the following three scenarios will apply:

Please note that third parties (including, for example, advertising networks and providers of external services like web traffic analysis services) may also use cookies, over which we have no control. These cookies are likely to be analytical/performance cookies or targeting cookies.

Most web browsers allow some control of most cookies through the browser settings. However, if you use your browser settings to block all cookies (including essential cookies) you may not be able to access all or parts of our site. To find out more about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set and how to manage and delete them, visit www.allaboutcookies.org.

CHANGES TO THIS POLICY

We may amend this Policy from time to time. If we make any substantial changes we will notify you by posting a prominent notice on the Website.

CONTACT US

If you have any queries concerning your personal information or any questions on our use of the information then please contact us at help@pencourage.com or 5 Hollymount, Bearsden, Glasgow G61 1DQ.




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