Black Swans Terms and Conditions
Welcome to "Black Swans", a a vibrant community of statisticians who help each other with problems and collaborate on projects (the "Service"). Please read these terms and conditions carefully to be sure that you understand them.
- Application of these Terms
- Your Use of the Service
- Member Disputes
- Our Responsibilities
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These terms and conditions ("Terms") apply to all and any use of blackswans.io ("the Site"), the purchase of any products or services and all and any postings, emails, messages and other communications made to or using the Site.
Once you have completed your online registration procedure, your membership has been activated and you have entered into a legally binding contract.
Access to the Site is permitted on a temporary basis, and we reserve the right to withdraw or amend the Service on the Site without notice.
You are responsible for making any arrangements necessary for you to have access to the Site. You are also responsible for ensuring that all persons who access the Site through your internet connection are aware of these Terms and that they comply with them.
Membership of the Service is invalid where prohibited. By using the Site, you represent and warrant that you have the right, authority and capacity to enter into an agreement on these Terms and to abide by these Terms.
The Service is for the personal use of individual members only and may not be used in connection with any commercial endeavours. Organisations, companies, and/or businesses may not become members and should not use the Service for any purpose. Your registration for use of the Service is personal to you and you cannot transfer or sub-licence the right to use the Service without our prior written permission.
You agree to keep your username and password ("Login") confidential at all times, to take reasonable steps to prevent others from obtaining your Login.
You also agree to inform us immediately if at any point you consider that your Login has been compromised and/or is being misused by someone else, and to take such action as is required and/or is requested by us to prevent such compromise or misuse. We reserve the right to disable any Login, whether chosen by you or allocated by us, at any time, if in our opinion you have failed to comply with the provisions of these Terms.
Illegal and/or unauthorised uses of the Site, including collecting usernames and/or email addresses of members by electronic or other means for the purpose of sending unsolicited email and unauthorised framing of or linking to the Site will be investigated, and appropriate legal action will be taken at our sole discretion, including without limitation, civil, criminal, and injunctive redress.
We are entitled but not obliged to review and delete any content, messages, photos, video profiles and profiles (collectively, "Content") that in our sole judgment violate these Terms or which might be offensive, illegal, or that might violate the rights, harm, or threaten the safety of other members.
You are solely responsible for the Content that you upload, create, send, publish or display (hereinafter, "post") on the Site, or transmit to other members.
We will not be responsible, or liable to any third party, for the Content or accuracy of the Content posted by you on the Site. We reserve the right to disclose your identity to any third party who claims that any Content posted by you on the Site constitutes a violation of their Intellectual Property Rights, or of their right to privacy.
By posting Content to any public area of the Site, you automatically grant, and you represent and warrant that you have the right to grant, to us an irrevocable, perpetual, non-exclusive, fully paid, worldwide license to use, copy, perform, display, disclose and distribute such information and Content and to prepare derivative works of, or incorporate into other works, such information and Content, and to grant and authorise sub-licenses of the foregoing for all purpose connected to operating and promoting the Site.
We are entitled to investigate and revoke a person's membership if a member has misused the Service or the Site, or behaved in a way which could be regarded as inappropriate or whose conduct is unlawful or illegal or prohibited by these Terms.
If you are a student, you must not use the Service to get help with assessed pieces of work. If we find evidence of this, we will delete your account.
You must use the Service in a manner consistent with any and all applicable laws and regulations.
You must not attempt to gain unauthorised access to the Site, the server on which the Site is stored or any server, computer or database connected to the Site. You must not attack the Site 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 Site will cease immediately.
We will not be liable for any loss or damage caused by a distributed denial-of-service attack, viruses or other technologically harmful material that may infect your computer equipment, computer programs, data or other proprietary material due to your use of our Site or to your downloading of any material posted on it, or on any website linked to it.
You may not transmit any chain letters or junk email to other members. Although we cannot monitor the conduct of our members off the Site, it is also a violation of these rules to use any information obtained from the Service in order to harass, abuse, or harm another person, or in order to contact, advertise to, solicit, or sell to any member without their prior explicit consent.
You agree to indemnify us and keep us indemnified against any costs, losses or expenses incurred or suffered by us as a result of any breach by you of any of your obligations or warranties under these Terms.
Your use of this Service is entirely at your own risk. You should exercise caution in evaluating what you see when involved in internet communication with people who are unknown to you (such as when you are using message services) and be aware that people may not necessarily be who they say they are and that people may provide information or behave in a way that is unreliable, misleading or illegal.
By using this Service you accept that any member profiles, messages and communication may not be genuine and you agree to take reasonable precautions in all interactions with other members or users of the Site or Service, particularly if you decide to meet offline or in person. You are solely responsible for your interactions with other members or users of the Site or the Service. You should not provide your personal or financial information (for example, your credit card, national insurance number or bank account information) to other members or users of our Site.
You are solely responsible for your interactions with our other members. We reserve the right, but have no obligation, to monitor disputes between you and other members.
We will operate the Site with the reasonable skill and care of an online service provider.
We will do our best to maintain the operation of the Site for the Service, however, we may need to temporarily suspend the Service for operational reasons (e.g. for repairs, planned maintenance or upgrades). We promise to restore the Service as soon as reasonably possible after any suspension.
We reserve the right to make changes to the Service from time to time provided that they do not have a material adverse effect on the quality of the Service.
If we cannot do what we have promised in these Terms because of something beyond our reasonable control, we will not be liable for this.
The Site and the Service are provided on an "as-is" basis. We cannot guarantee and do not promise any specific results from use of the Site and/or the Service. We make no warranties, guarantees or representations as to the quality or fitness for a particular purpose of the Service except that we will operate the Site with reasonable skill and care of an online service provider.
All other conditions, warranties and other terms which might otherwise be implied by statute, common law or the law of equity are hereby excluded.
We do not represent or endorse the accuracy or reliability of any advice, opinion, statement or other information displayed, uploaded or distributed through the Service by us, our partners or any member or any other person or entity. You acknowledge that any reliance upon such opinion, member profile, advice, statement or information is at your own risk.
We are not responsible for the conduct, whether online or offline of our members.
Please use caution and common sense when using the Site and the Service. Third party websites with links from the Site have not been verified or reviewed by Black Swans and use and access of such third party websites is made at your own risk.
In the event that you have any claim or action against any other member arising from that member's use of our Site or the Service, you agree to pursue such claim or action independently of and without any demands from us, and you release us from all claims, liability and damages, arising from or in any way connected to the claim or action.
In the event that a claim or action is brought against us from your activities or use of the Site or the Service, including any breach by you of these Terms or any charges or complaints made by other parties against you, you agree to pay, hold harmless and defend us in the claim or action. You also agree to cooperate as fully as reasonably required in the defence of any claim and allow us to assume the exclusive defence and control of the matter at our discretion.
If Black Swans does not enforce any provision of these Terms this will not be considered a waiver of any provision or right.