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This website ("Site") is an online information service provided by Guildford Astronomical Society ("GAS") and is subject to your compliance with the terms and conditions that follow.

Woo-hoo. If you won't, can't or just don't like abiding by the Terms and Conditions that follow, don't browse our website. Simple eh? In case you're wondering, these T&C's are primarily to safeguard us. Sort of. Most of the clauses below are plain common-sense anyway. We're reasonable people, and like most reasonable people, we'll own up to and correct any mistakes that you think we've made as quickly as we can.

In plain-English...

We can't ensure that any information on our site is accurate, up to date and complete, but we do our best. So don't get annoyed with us if we say the speaker at next meeting is Patrick Moore and instead it turns out to some guy you've never heard of. And it's fair to assume that timings may be suspect as well. If in doubt, contact us beforehand.

We don't deliberately infringe copyright; we do our best to ensure that all relevant permissions have been sought and granted. 

We'd (probably) love to have your articles, other material and ideas on our website. Just make sure that a) they ARE yours and that b) they aren't subject to any existing copyright restrictions.

OK, now for the contorted legal-ese...

Copyright, Licenses, and Idea Submissions

The entire contents of the Site are protected by UK and international copyright and trademark laws. The owners of the copyrights and trademarks are GAS, its affiliates, or other third-party licensors. You may print and download portions of the materials solely for your non-commercial use. Any other copying, redistribution, publication or retransmission of any portion of Web site material is strictly prohibited without the express written permission of GAS or any third-party information provider to the Site. You agree not to change or delete any proprietary notices from any materials downloaded from the Site.

If you wish to submit material for the site you agree :

  • to grant GAS a non-exclusive, royalty-free, worldwide, perpetual license, with the right to sub-license, to republish, reproduce, distribute, transmit, publicly display and publicly perform any materials and other information (including, without limitation, ideas contained therein for new or improved products and services) you submit to any public areas of the Site (such as message boards, recommended links, templates, FAQs, etc.) or by email to GAS by all means and in any media now known or hereafter developed.
  • to grant GAS the right to use your name and/or likeness in connection with the submitted materials as well as in connection with all advertising, marketing, and promotional material related thereto.
  • that you shall have no recourse against GAS for any alleged or actual infringement or misappropriation of any proprietary right in your submissions to the Site.

Intellectual property rights are important to us, so if you believe that material appearing on the Site constitutes copyright infringement of another party's rights, contact GAS immediately by email. GAS makes best endevours to ensure that all permissions to third-party material on this site have been obtained prior to use.

Trademarks

GAS.org and/or any other trademarks, servicemarks, or trade names ("Marks") of GAS or its publications, products, content, or services referenced herein or on the Site are the exclusive Marks of GAS. Other product and company names mentioned on the Site may be the trademarks of their respective owners.

site use

A paid membership to GAS constitutes a personal, single-use, transferable license to designated material on the site. You understand that, except for information, products, or services clearly identified as being supplied by GAS, GAS does not operate, control, or endorse any information, Products, or services on the Internet in any way.

Except for GAS-identified information, products, or services, all information, products, and services offered through the Site or on the Internet generally are offered by third parties that are not affiliated with GAS.

You also understand that our Society cannot, and does not, guarantee or warrant that files available for downloading through the Site will be free of infection or viruses, worms, Trojan horses, or other code that manifests contaminating or destructive properties. YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR IMPLEMENTING SUFFICIENT PROCEDURES AND CHECKPOINTS TO SATISFY YOUR PARTICULAR REQUIREMENTS FOR ACCURACY OF DATA INPUT AND OUTPUT, AND FOR MAINTAINING A MEANS EXTERNAL TO THE SITE FOR THE RECONSTRUCTION OF ANY LOST DATA.

YOU ASSUME TOTAL RESPONSIBILITY AND RISK FOR YOUR USE OF THE SITE AND THE INTERNET. SQE PROVIDES THE SITE AND RELATED INFORMATION "AS IS" AND DOES NOT MAKE ANY EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES, REPRESENTATIONS, OR ENDORSEMENTS WHATSOEVER (INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION WARRANTIES OF TITLE OR NONINFRINGEMENT, OR THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE) WITH REGARD TO THE SITE, ANY MERCHANDISE INFORMATION OR SERVICE PROVIDED THROUGH THE SITE OR ON THE INTERNET GENERALLY, AND GAS SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY COST OR DAMAGE ARISING EITHER DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY FROM ANY SUCH TRANSACTION. IT IS SOLELY YOUR RESPONSIBILITY TO EVALUATE THE ACCURACY, COMPLETENESS, AND USEFULNESS OF ALL OPINIONS, ADVICE, SERVICES, MERCHANDISE, AND OTHER INFORMATION PROVIDED THROUGH THE SITE OR ON THE INTERNET GENERALLY. GAS DOES NOT WARRANT THAT THE SITE WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR-FREE OR THAT DEFECTS IN THE SITE WILL BE CORRECTED.

IN NO EVENT WILL GAS BE LIABLE FOR ANY (I) INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, OR INDIRECT DAMAGES (INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, DAMAGES FOR LOSS OF PROFITS, BUSINESS INTERRUPTION, LOSS OF PROGRAMS OR INFORMATION, AND THE LIKE) ARISING OUT OF THE USE OF OR INABILITY TO USE THE SITE, OR ANY INFORMATION, OR TRANSACTIONS PROVIDED ON THE SITE, OR DOWNLOADED FROM THE SITE, OR ANY DELAY OF SUCH INFORMATION OR SERVICE. EVEN IF GAS OR ITS AUTHORIZED REPRESENTATIVES HAVE BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES, OR (II) ANY CLAIM ATTRIBUTABLE TO ERRORS, OMISSIONS, OR OTHER INACCURACIES IN THE SITE AND/OR MATERIALS OR INFORMATION DOWNLOADED THROUGH THE SITE. GAS' LIABILITY IS LIMITED TO THE GREATEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.

Any opinions expressed within the articles and contents herein do not necessarily express those of GAS or the publisher. GAS makes no representations whatsoever about any other Web site, which you may access through this one or which may link to, this Site. When you access any other Web site, please understand that it is independent from GAS, and that GAS has no control over the content on that Web site.

In addition, a link from and/or to our Web site does not mean that GAS endorses or accepts any responsibility for the content, or the use, of such a Web site.

Indemnification

You agree to indemnify, defend, and hold harmless GAS, its officers, agents, licensors, suppliers, and any third-party information providers to the Site from and against all losses, expenses, damages, and costs, including reasonable legal fees with respect to any information or material you submit or post to the Site or resulting from any violation of this Agreement (including negligent or wrongful conduct) by you.

Third-party Rights

The provisions of paragraphs Use of the Site, and Indemnification are for the benefit of GAS and its officers, agents, licensors, suppliers, and any third-party information providers to the Site. Each of these individuals or entities shall have the right to assert and enforce those provisions directly against you on its own behalf.

Termination

This Agreement may be terminated by GAS without notice at any time for any reason. The provisions of paragraphs:

  • Copyright, Licenses, and Idea Submissions
  • Use of the Site
  • Indemnification
  • Third-party Rights
  • Policies for Participation

shall survive any termination of this Agreement.

Policies for Participation

Your participation in online communications may happen in real time and is not edited, censored, or controlled by GAS. Notwithstanding the foregoing, GAS reserves the right to monitor content on the Site and to remove or not publish content, which GAS in its sole discretion determines to be inappropriate, harmful, or offensive.

To maintain an informative service and meet the needs of its users and members, please do not submit or post:

  • any message or item anonymously or under a false name;
  • any information or file containing a virus or any other contaminating features;
  • any unlawful, threatening, abusive, libelous, defamatory, obscene, pornographic, or otherwise objectionable item of any kind;
  • messages of a personal nature or disclose personal information about any person;
  • information that does not pertain to the topic or subject area.

Any rights not expressly granted herein are reserved.