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The House Rules are divided into two sections. Violation of any of the rules in the first section is likely to lead to the immediate suspension of your account and could lead to legal action being taken against you by the authorities or an aggrieved party. Be aware that in exceptional circumstances the British Council or BBC could be legally obliged to reveal your registration information and/or IP address to the authorities.
Although breaking one of the house rules below is less likely to land you in court, the rules are still important for your own safety, the safety of others and to avoid causing offence. Violation of these rules may result in suspension of your membership.
You own the copyright in your postings, articles and pictures, but you also agree to grant the British Council 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 British Council’s privacy policies.
If you do not wish to grant such rights to the British Council, it is suggested that you do not submit your contribution to this site.
By submitting your contribution to this site, you also warrant that such contribution is:
You also agree to indemnify the British Council against all legal fees, damages and other expenses that may be incurred by the British Council as a result of your breach of the above warranty.
You also agree to waive any moral rights in your contribution for the purposes of its submission to and publication on the British Council and Premier Skills site and the other purposes specified above.
You may not post any defamatory or illegal material of any nature. This includes text, graphics, video, and/or audio. Posting a message with the intention of committing or condoning an illegal act is strictly prohibited.
You may not violate, plagiarise, or infringe on the rights of third parties including copyright, trademark, trade secret, privacy, personal, publicity, or proprietary rights.
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.
If you register with us, our registration process requires you to supply us with your email details, but we will only use this information to validate your access to the discussions and for other service administration purposes. However, from time to time we also contact a small number of contributors to ask them to participate in focus groups or to provide feedback. The British Council complies with the 1998 Data Protection Act.
The materials on these sites are designed for non-native speakers who are either learners of English or teachers of English working predominantly in secondary education in state schools around the world.
You must be aged 14 and over to become a member of Premier Skills and anyone under age will not be allowed to submit comments, blogs or interact on these sites.
Violation of any of the rules above may lead to your membership account being temporarily suspended or terminated. The British Council additionally reserves the right to suspend or terminate any membership account at any time and at its sole discretion. While suspended, returning to the site by creating another account will constitute a further offence and will result in your account being closed permanently. The British Council reserves the right to delete any posting, at any time, for any reason, and is under no obligation to publish any work submitted.
The British Council is not responsible for the content of external links.
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