Codes of Conduct

Website Code of Conduct

We want all our customers and visitors to have a safe, interesting and friendly experience. Accordingly, users of our sites and any other social media platforms linked that make contributions to the sites must comply with this Code of Conduct. By accessing our websites you accept and agree to abide by this Code of Conduct, which forms an integral part of this Website’s Terms and Conditions.

From time to time we may need to revise the Code of Conduct and amend this page. By reviewing this page regularly you can make sure that you are aware of any changes we make as they are legally binding on you.

If you reasonably believe that any contribution to our websites made by another user infringe this Code of Conduct and/or any of the Website’s Terms and Conditions, please notify by emailing us at ousa-services@open.ac.uk

Within this Code of Conduct, “contribution” means any material posted or uploaded to our website by a member of the public, including without limitation any text, photographs, graphics, video or audio material. Any Contribution made to our website must be not breach any copyrights, contain offensive or abusive content or disclose any personal/identifiable information. 

In relation to any forum or social media platform your post or response to a post may be automatically deleted including all of its subsequent replies and message threads. Keeping your post within these rules will not only ensure that your posts are not removed from the forums, but also that the posts of others will remain.

BREACH OF THE CODE OF CONDUCT

We reserve the right to decide as to whether there has been a breach of this Code of Conduct. We also have the right (but not the obligation) to edit, refuse to post, or to remove any contribution in whole or in part that we deem to be in breach of the Code of Conduct. In instances where we believe there is a breach of the Code of Conduct, we may take whatever action we feel is appropriate in the circumstances.

Failure to comply with this Code of Conduct constitutes a material breach of the Website Terms, which could result in us taking any of the following actions:

1.       issuing a warning to you;
2.       immediate, temporary or permanent withdrawal of any contribution or of your right to use our websites, including deletion of any personal profile;
3.       legal proceedings against you for reimbursement of all losses and costs on an indemnity basis (including, but not limited to, reasonable administrative and legal costs) resulting from the breach and/or further legal action against you; and/or
4.       disclosure of such information to law enforcement authorities or other relevant third parties as we reasonably feel is necessary.

 

We exclude liability for actions taken in response to breaches of this Code of Conduct. The responses described in this policy are not limited, and we may take any other action we reasonably deem appropriate.

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