Code of Conduct
Help to keep our Blog a respectful place
What are the site rules?
We want to help you care for the stray cats in your area and stay in control of the population. Please report any cats you know to be stray to us.
We would ask that any posts are made with respect to everyone, so that this group remains a positive place to talk about cats and helps us to help them.
This is a family-friendly page – please don’t swear; keep it friendly and polite! Also, please don’t post any:
• violent, obscene, profane, hateful, or racist posts, links or images
• comments that threaten or defame any person, groups of people or organisation
• solicitations, advertisements, or endorsements of any financial, commercial or not-for-profit organisations, communities or pages
• comments that suggest or encourage illegal activity
• multiple successive off-topic or disruptive posts
• repetitive posts copied and pasted or duplicated
• Crowdfunding pages such as GoFundMe, unless prior approval has been given
We reserve the right to delete any of these types of comments, or ban any user who infringes these guidelines.
This page isn't monitored 24/7 – please don’t use it for urgent advice or requests. Please note that we are unable to give second opinions or specific advice on your cat's health or any change in behaviour observed. For medical problems consult your vet, for behaviour problems please consult your vet and then a suitably qualified behaviourist (http://www.apbc.org.uk/). If you would like to report a cat in distress please call the RSPCA on 0300 1234 999.
Links to external content are not an endorsement.
What you can expect from us, which describes how we provide and develop our services and this Blog
What we expect from you, which establishes certain rules for using the Blog
Content, which describes the intellectual property rights to the content you find in our Blog
In case of problems or disagreements, which describes other legal rights you have, and what to expect in case someone violates these terms
If you are under 18, you must have your parent or legal guardian’s permission to use the Blog. Please have your parent or legal guardian read these terms with you.
If you are a parent or legal guardian, and you allow your child to use the Blog, then these terms apply to you and you are responsible for your child’s activity on the Blog.
“Us” means the Charity Cats Protection
“Charity” means Cats Protection
“The Blog” means the Blog entitled Nottingham Community Hub found at NottinghamCommunityHub.com
“Indemnify or indemnity” means an individual or organisation’s contractual obligation to compensate the losses suffered by another individual or organisation from legal proceedings such as lawsuits.
“Intellectual property rights (IP rights)” means rights over the creations of a person’s mind, such as inventions (patent rights); literary and artistic works (copyright); designs (design rights); and symbols, names, and images used in commerce (trademarks). IP rights may belong to you, another individual, or an organization.
“Liability” means Losses from any type of legal claim, whether the claim is based on a contract, tort (including negligence), or other reason, and whether or not those losses could have been reasonably anticipated or foreseen.
“Organisation” means a legal entity (such as a corporation, non-profit, or school) and not an individual person.
“Trademark” means symbols, names, and images used in commerce that are capable of distinguishing the goods or services of one individual or organisation from those of another.
“Warranty” means an assurance that a product or service will perform to a certain standard.
“Your content” means things that you write, upload, submit, store, send, receive, or share with us using our services, such as:
Docs, Sheets, and Slides you create
Blog posts you upload through Blogger
Reviews you submit through Maps
Videos you store in Drive
Emails you send and receive through Gmail
Pictures you share with friends through Photos
Travel itineraries that you share with us
4. Content in Google services
5. Software in Google services
7. About these terms
Your relationship with Us
These terms help define the relationship between you and the Charity. Broadly speaking, we give you permission to use the Blog if you agree to follow these terms.
What you can expect from us
Provide a Blog and platform to share advice on cat welfare and promote community engagement with local organizations and agencies. Our team will respond to queries and requests for assistance with cat-related issues. Our team will also provide referrals to other organizations in Nottingham who may be able to assist with other queries.
We provide a broad range of services that are subject to these terms, including:
Improving the Blog
We may develop new functions or features to improve our services or the Blog. For example, we may add or remove features and functionalities, increase or decrease limits to our services, and start offering new services or stop offering old ones.
What we expect from you
Follow these terms and service-specific additional terms
The permission we give you to use our Blog continues as long as you meet your responsibilities in:
service-specific additional terms, which could, for example, include things like additional age requirements
Although we give you permission to use our Blog, we retain any intellectual property rights in the Blog.
Many of our services allow you to interact with others. We want to maintain a respectful environment for everyone, which means you must follow these basic rules of conduct:
Comply with applicable laws, including export control, sanctions, and human trafficking laws
Respect the rights of others, including privacy and intellectual property rights
Do not abuse or harm others or yourself (or threaten or encourage such abuse or harm) — for example, by misleading, defrauding, defaming, bullying, harassing, or stalking others
Do not abuse, harm, interfere with, or disrupt the Blog or attempt to do this.
Our service-specific additional terms and policies provide additional details about appropriate conduct that everyone using those services must follow. If you find that others are not following these rules, you should report this to NottinghamBlog@cats.org.uk
Permission to use your content
Some of the function on the blog are designed to let you upload, submit, store, send, receive, or share your content. You have no obligation to provide any content to the Blog and you are free to choose the content that you want to provide or share. If you choose to upload or share content, please make sure you have the necessary rights to do so and that the content is lawful.
Your content remains yours, which means that you retain any intellectual property rights that you have in your content. For example, you have intellectual property rights in the creative content you make, such as reviews you write. Or you may have the right to share someone else’s creative content if they have given you their permission.
We need your permission if your intellectual property rights restrict our use of your content. You provide us with that permission through this licence.
What is covered:
This licence covers your content if that content is protected by intellectual property rights.
What is not covered:
This licence does not affect your data protection rights — it is only about your intellectual property rights
This licence doesn’t cover these types of content:
Publicly available factual information that you provide
Feedback that you offer, such as suggestions to improve our services.
This licence is:
Worldwide, which means it is valid anywhere in the world
Non-exclusive, which means you can licence your content to others
Royalty-free, which means there are no fees for this licence
This licence allows Us to:
Host, reproduce, distribute, communicate, and use your content — for example, to save your content on our systems
Publish, publicly perform, or publicly display your content, if you have made it visible to others
Modify your content, such as reformatting or translating it
Sub-licence these rights to:
other users to allow the services to work as designed, such as enabling you to share photos with people you choose
our contractors who’ve signed agreements with us that are consistent with these terms, only for the limited purposes described in the Purpose section below
This license is for the limited purpose of:
Operating and improving the Blog, which means allowing it to work as designed and creating new features and functionalities.
Using content you have shared publicly to promote the services. For example, to promote the Blog, we might quote a comment you wrote.
Developing new functions or abilities for the Blog
This licence lasts for as long as your content is protected by intellectual property rights.
If you remove from the Blog any content that is covered by this licence, then our systems will stop making that content publicly available in a reasonable amount of time.
There are two exceptions:
If you already shared your content with others before removing it.
If you make your content available through other companies’ services
Using the Blog
If you meet these age requirements you are permitted to use the Blog for your convenience.
To provide you with details of our work, we may sometimes send you service announcements and other information.
If you choose to give us feedback, such as suggestions to improve our services, we may act on your feedback without obligation to you.
Content on the Blog
The Blog will give you the opportunity to make your content publicly available — for example, you might wish to post a photo or a story that you wrote.
If you think someone is infringing your intellectual property rights, you can send us notice of the infringement and we will take appropriate action if necessary. For example, we may suspend or remove the offending item from the Blog.
Finally, some of the Blog may give you access to content that belongs to other people or organisations. You may not use this content without that person or organisation’s permission, or as otherwise allowed by law. The views expressed in other people or organisations’ content are theirs, and do not necessarily reflect the Charity’s views.
Software in the Blog
Some of our services include downloadable software. We give you permission to use that software as part of the services.
The license we give you is:
Worldwide, which means it is valid anywhere in the world
Non-exclusive, which means that we can licence the software to others
Royalty-free, which means there are no fees for this licence
Personal, which means it does not extend to anyone else
Non-assignable, which means you are not allowed to assign the licence to anyone else
Some of our services include software that is offered under open source licence terms that we make available to you. Sometimes there are provisions in the open source licence that explicitly override parts of these terms, so please be sure to read those licences.
You may not copy, modify, distribute, sell, or lease any part of our services or software. Also, you may not reverse engineer or attempt to extract any of our source code unless you have our written permission or applicable law lets you do so.
When a service requires or includes downloadable software, that software sometimes updates automatically on your device once a new version or feature is available. Some services let you adjust your automatic update settings.
In case of problems or disagreements
By law, you have the right to (1) a certain quality of service, and (2) ways to fix problems if things go wrong. These terms do not limit or take away any of those rights.
We provide the Blog using reasonable skill and care. If we do not meet the quality level described in this warranty, you agree to tell us and we will work with you to try to resolve the issue.
The only commitments we make about our services (including the content in the services, the specific functions of our services, or their reliability, availability, or ability to meet your needs) are (1) described in the Warranty section, (2) stated in the service-specific additional terms, or (3) provided under applicable laws. We don’t make any other commitments about our services in providing the Blog.
For all users
For business users and organisations only
If you are a business user or organisation, then to the extent allowed by applicable law:
We will not be responsible for the following liabilities:
loss of profits, revenues, business opportunities, goodwill, or anticipated savings
indirect or consequential loss
Removing your content
Suspending or terminating your access to the Charity’s services
The Charity reserves the right to suspend or terminate your access to the services or delete your Account if any of these things happen:
You materially or repeatedly breach these terms, service-specific additional terms or policies
We are required to do so to comply with a legal requirement or a court order
We reasonably believe that your conduct causes harm or liability to a user, third party, — for example, by hacking, phishing, harassing, spamming, misleading others, or scraping content that does not belong to you
If you believe your Account has been suspended or terminated in error, please let us know.
Of course, you are always free to stop using our services at any time. If you do stop using a service, we would appreciate knowing why so that we can continue improving our services.
Settling disputes, governing law, and courts
For information about how to contact Us, please visit our contact page.
If you are a resident of, or an organisation based in, the United Kingdom, these terms and your relationship with the Charity under these terms are governed by English law, and you can file legal disputes in the English courts.
About these terms
By law, you have certain rights that cannot be limited by a contract like these terms of service. These terms are in no way intended to restrict those rights.
These terms describe the relationship between you and the Charity. They do not create any legal rights for other people or organisations, even if others benefit from that relationship under these terms.
If it turns out that a particular term is not valid or enforceable, this will not affect any other terms. If you do not follow these terms, and we do not take action right away, that does not mean we are giving up any rights that we may have, such as taking action in the future.
EU Platform-to-Business Regulation
The Regulation (EU) 2019/1150 on promoting fairness and transparency for business users of online intermediation services.