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Acceptable Use Policy

Last updated on 31 October 2014

This acceptable use policy (the “Acceptable Use Policy”) sets out the terms between you and The All England Lawn Tennis Club (Championships) Limited ("AELTC”) under which you may access AELTC’s website (the “Site"). This Acceptable Use Policy applies to all users of, and visitors to, the Site.

Your use of the Site means that you accept, and agree to abide by, all the policies in this Acceptable Use Policy, which supplement AELTC’s terms of website use the Terms of Website Use (the “Terms of Website Use”).

The Site is operated by AELTC. AELTC is registered in England and Wales under company number 07546773 with its registered office at The All England Lawn Tennis Club, Church Road, Wimbledon, London, SW19 5AE.

Prohibited uses

You may use the Site only for lawful purposes. You may not use the Site:

  • in any way that breaches any applicable local, national or international law or regulation;
  • in any way that is unlawful or fraudulent, or has any unlawful or fraudulent purpose or effect;
  • for the purpose of harming or attempting to harm minors in any way;
  • to send, knowingly receive, upload, download, use or re-use any material which does not comply with AELTC content standards
  • to transmit, or procure the sending of, any unsolicited or unauthorised advertising or promotional material or any other form of similar solicitation (spam); or
  • to knowingly transmit any data, send or upload any material that contains viruses, Trojan horses, worms, time-bombs, keystroke loggers, spyware, adware or any other harmful programs or similar computer code designed to adversely affect the operation of any computer software or hardware.

You also agree not to:

  • reproduce, duplicate, copy or re-sell any part of the Site in contravention of the provisions of the  the Terms of Website Use; or
  • access without authority, interfere with, damage or disrupt:
  • any part of the Site;
  • any equipment or network on which the Site is stored;
  • any software used in the provision of the Site; or
  • any equipment or network or software owned or used by any third party.

Interactive services

AELTC may from time to time provide interactive services on the Site, including, without limitation:

  • Chat rooms; and/or
  • Bulletin boards.

(the “Interactive Service(s)”).

Where AELTC does provide any Interactive Service, AELTC will provide clear information to you about the kind of Interactive Service offered, if it is moderated and what form of moderation is used (including whether it is human or technical).

AELTC will do its best to assess any possible risks for users (and in particular, for children) from third parties when they use any Interactive Service provided on the Site, and AELTC will decide in each case whether it is appropriate to use moderation of the relevant Interactive Service (including what kind of moderation to use) in the light of those risks. However, AELTC is under no obligation to oversee, monitor or moderate any Interactive Services AELTC provides on the Site, and AELTC expressly excludes its liability for any loss or damage arising from the use of any Interactive Services by a user in contravention of AELTC’s content standards, whether the Interactive Services are moderated or not.

The use of any of AELTC’s Interactive Services by a minor is subject to the consent of their parent or guardian. AELTC advises parents who permit their children to use any Interactive Services that it is important that they communicate with their children about their safety online, as moderation is not fool proof. Minors who are using any Interactive Services should be made aware of the potential risks to them.

Where AELTC does moderate the Interactive Services, AELTC will normally provide you with a means of contacting the moderator, should a concern or difficulty arise.

Content standards

These content standards apply to any and all material which you contribute to the Site (the “Contributions”), and to any Interactive Services associated with it.

You must comply with the spirit and the letter of the following standards. The standards apply to each part of any contribution as well as to its whole.

Contributions must:

  • be accurate (where they state facts);
  • be genuinely held (where they state opinions); and
  • comply with applicable law in the UK and in any country from which they are posted.

Contributions must not:

  • contain any material which is defamatory of any person;
  • contain any material which is obscene, offensive, hateful or inflammatory;
  • promote sexually explicit material;
  • promote violence;
  • promote discrimination based on race, sex, religion, nationality, disability, sexual orientation or age;
  • infringe any copyright, database right or trade mark of any other person;
  • be likely to deceive any person;
  • be made in breach of any legal duty owed to a third party, such as a contractual duty or a duty of confidence;
  • promote any illegal activity;
  • be threatening, abuse or invade another’s privacy, or cause annoyance, inconvenience or needless anxiety;
  • be likely to harass, upset, embarrass, alarm or annoy any other person;
  • be used to impersonate any person, or to misrepresent your identity or affiliation with any person;
  • give the impression that they emanate from us, if this is not the case; or
  • advocate, promote or assist any unlawful act such as (by way of example only) copyright infringement or computer misuse.

Suspension and termination

AELTC will determine, in its sole discretion, whether there has been a breach of this Acceptable Use Policy through your use of the Site. When a breach of this Acceptable Use Policy has occurred, AELTC may take such action as it deems appropriate. 

Failure to comply with this Acceptable Use Policy constitutes a material breach of the Terms of Website Use upon which you are permitted to use the Site, and may result in AELTC taking all or any of the following actions:

  • Immediate, temporary or permanent withdrawal of your right to use the Site;
  • Immediate, temporary or permanent removal of any posting or material uploaded by you to the Site;
  • Issue of a warning to you;
  • Legal proceedings against you for reimbursement of all costs on an indemnity basis (including, but not limited to, reasonable administrative and legal costs) resulting from the breach;
  • Further legal action against you; and/or
  • Disclosure of such information to law enforcement authorities as AELTC reasonably feels is necessary.

AELTC excludes liability for actions taken in response to breaches of this Acceptable Use Policy. The responses described in this Acceptable Use Policy are not limited, and AELTC may take any other action AELTC reasonably deems appropriate.

Changes to the Acceptable Use Policy

AELTC may revise this Acceptable Use Policy at any time by amending this page. You are expected to check this page from time to time to take notice of any changes AELTC makes, as they are legally binding on you. Some of the provisions contained in this Acceptable Use Policy may also be superseded by provisions or notices published elsewhere on the Site.