Forum Rules

Loch Rannoch Highland Club (LRHC) Members’ Forum Rules

The club forum is a platform for members ONLY.

SUMMARY

  • All Forum Users must ensure they comply with these Forum Rules. Access to the Forum will be withdrawn if these Rules are infringed by any User.
  • When using the Forum, you are expected to be polite and respectful towards all Forum Users, including the Forum Moderators, LRHC employees and Management Committee Members.
  • Your posting must be appropriate to the Forum and relevant to the discussion.
  • You must not post any message that could be considered unwanted, unprofessional, defamatory, obscene, offensive, deliberately provocative, inflammatory or unlawful. 
  • Your posting must be your own comments, be factual, truthful and, where an opinion is given, it must be clearly acknowledged as such. 
  • You must not post complaints on the Forum.  There is a clearly defined complaints procedure – for further information please e-mail administration@lrhclub.co.uk.
  • The Forum should not be used to ask questions of the Resort Manager, LRHC employees or Management Committee Members. 
  • Advertising jobs, goods or services for commercial gain is not allowed. 
  • Discussion of potential or actual legal proceedings is not acceptable on the Forum.
  • Forum Users are allowed one Forum account only. 
  • Children of 18 years and under are not allowed to use the LRHC Forum.
  • Your posts must not be deemed as spam: nor must they infringe Copyright Law. 

Liability

Forum Users are solely liable for any material they publish, display or transmit on the LRHC Forum and the LRHC website. You agree to indemnify (cover the costs of) LRHC and its Management Committee Members and employees against any claim, liability, cost, damage, other expense or loss we may incur (including without limitation legal fees) as a result of any material you publish, display or transmit on the LRHC Forum and the LRHC website or any violation by you of your obligations under these Forum Rules. LRHC expressly excludes liability for any loss or damage resulting from the use of the LRHC Forum and the LRHC website by any person in contravention of these Forum Rules. LRHC reserves the right, at our sole discretion, to promptly remove, or to disable access to, any material which we think is potentially defamatory of any person, unlawful or in violation of any third-party rights or any other part of these Rules.

 

Members’ Forum Rules

  1. All Forum Users must ensure they comply with these Forum Rules. Access to the Forum will be withdrawn if these Rules are infringed by any User.
    • 1.1 It is the responsibility of any User to ensure they are up to date with the Forum Rules.
    • 1.2 Any breach or violation of these Rules by an individual User, or Group of Users, will result in a warning, temporary or permanent exclusion from the Forum.
    • 1.3 The Forum Moderators’ interpretation of the Rules is final. Whenever they consider that you have breached the Rules, they will contact you by email and explain why they have acted. 
  2. When using the Forum, you are expected  to be polite and respectful towards all Forum Users, including the Forum Moderators, LRCH employees and Management Committee Members.
    • 2.1. Please remember our Forum is used by Members who may be new to the process.
    • 2.2. Please do not indulge in personal criticism of other Forum Users, the Forum Moderators, LRCH employees or Management Committee Members. Use of bullying, aggressive, discriminatory or nuisance behaviour is  unacceptable. Impolite or inappropriate postings made towards other Forum Users will be removed.
    • 2.3. Your language use must remain professional and must not contain swear words. This includes the use of  asterisks or other symbols to mask the spelling of an expletive and the use of acronyms and standard SMS text terminology to abbreviate the expletive.
    • 2.4. Please remember our Forum is used by people worldwide. Therefore, it is important to consider legislation,  cultural differences and language. English may not be the first language of other Forum Users.
    • 2.5. Humour is often difficult to use in Fora. A lack of context can easily lead to misunderstanding or offence and may not translate across cultural boundaries. In some cases, its use may be considered inappropriate by the Moderator.
  3. Your posting must be appropriate to the Forum and relevant to the discussion.
    • 3.1. The Forum is for discussion and debate of issues relating to LRHC. If your topic or posting deviates from this or strays significantly from the original topic, it may be removed at the Forum Moderators’ discretion. If you are not     sure whether your message is appropriate, please ask the Moderators in advance of posting.
  4. You must not post any message that could be considered unwanted, unprofessional, defamatory, obscene, offensive, deliberately provocative, inflammatory or unlawful. 
    • 4.1 You must not use the Forum to pursue or promote a grievance against any individual User, the Forum Moderators, LRCH employees, the Management Committee Members or the Loch Rannoch Highland Club. This is not to stifle debate but to prevent unwarranted attacks on others. If you believe that content placed on our Forum breaches this Rule, you must tell the Moderators as soon as possible. 
  5. Your posting must be your own comments, be factual, truthful and, where an opinion is given, it must be clearly acknowledged as such.
      • 5.1. You must not appear to deliberately misquote another person or make misleading statements.
      • 5.2. You must not register to use the Forum as another person or pose as another person when posting.
  6. You must not post complaints on the Forum. 
    • 6.1 If you have a complaint, please follow the LRHC Complaints Procedure, a copy of which is available on request from the Office. The Club is committed to providing a high quality, accessible and responsive service to all Club Members. If you believe something has gone wrong, send your complaint or comment to the General Manager who will try to respond within five working days. If the response is not to your satisfaction, you may ask that it is referred to the LRHC Management  Committee whose decision is final.
  7. The Forum should not be used to ask questions of the General Manager, LRHC employees or Management Committee Members. 
    • 7.1 There is an established process for Members to ask questions by contacting the General Manager.
  8. Advertising jobs, goods or services for commercial gain is not allowed.
  9. Discussion of potential or actual legal proceedings is not acceptable on the Forum.
    • 9.1. Public inquiries, including where LRHC is a party to the inquiry, may be discussed on the Members’ Forum.
    • 9.2. All other legal matters, including threats of proceedings, should be conducted though the correct legal channels.
  10. Forum Users are allowed one Forum account only. 
    • 10.1 Your registered screen name must not contain website or email address details, the name or identifiable    abbreviation of an organisation, company, contact or location information, nor expletives, obscenities, religious   statements or other potentially contentious terminology. 
    • 10.2 If you attempt to use multiple accounts, we will remove your access to the Forum without notice.
    • 10.3 LRHC regularly checks the information we hold about Forum Users under GRDP guidelines. If we believe     the information you’ve provided is incorrect, your account may be suspended.
  1. Children of 18 years and under are not allowed to use the LRHC Forum.
    • 11.1. If you are under 18, please ask your Parent or Guardian to post the question. You will still be able to read any       responses without having to register for the Forum.
  1. Your posts must not be deemed as spam: nor must they infringe Copyright Law.
    • 12.1 All spam postings will be removed from the Forum. If your post is deemed to be spam your access to the Forum will be removed without notice.
    • 12.2 The Forum must not be used to post, exchange or download material protected by Copyright Law, and should fully reference any extracts from copyrighted material. If you breach copyright laws your post will be removed.
    • 12.3. You may be held liable for the content you post. Be aware of content on the World Wide Web that might be subject to copyright. For more information on Copyright Law visit the UK Intellectual Property Office website.

Forum Disclaimer

Postings made by Forum Users are personal opinions and not those of the Loch Rannoch Highland Club. The Club is not responsible for the content or accuracy of any of the information contained in Forum postings. Please carefully consider any advice you receive. All postings made on the Forum are the property of LRHC. We reserve the right to remove entirely at our discretion any contribution you post. Your email address is not visible to other Forum Users. To contact another User outside of the Forum you should obtain their consent to do so. If you disclose your email address in a Forum posting, you do so at your own risk. We do not accept any responsibility if something goes wrong as a result of publicising personal details on the Forum. We will not publish or provide your email address to anyone unless they have a legal right to request such information. If we need to contact you about the Forum for administration or response to a complaint, we will use the email address you have provided.                    

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