This Legal Notice applies to the entire contents of www.thegyc.org, 'The Gay Youth Corner'. 'The GYC' shall mean the registered owners of THEGYC.ORG according to the whois records.

The terms of this Legal Notice along with the Privacy Policy (the "Terms") apply to all:

a) users, members, subscribers, customers and person who visits and use the Website; and

b) administrators and any person holding a similar position of responsibility as may be identified by The GYC from time to time (the "Administrator"); (collectively or individually the “Users”).

PLEASE READ THESE TERMS CAREFULLY. Using the Website indicates that you accept the Terms regardless of whether or not you choose to register with us. If you do not accept the Terms, do not use the Website.


1. Introduction

1.1 By accessing any part of the Website, you shall be deemed to have accepted these Terms in full. If you do not accept these Terms in full, you must leave the Website immediately.

1.2 When using the Website, you will be subject to any additional posted guidelines or rules including (but not limited to), the “Forum Rules and Guidance”, “Announcements”, “Stickies” or any further guidance (which has been approved by The GYC) posted on the Website from time to time by an Administrator relating to a specific activity or feature (together the “Guidelines”). All such Guidelines are incorporated by reference into these Terms.

1.3 The GYC reserves the right to revise these Terms (including the Guidelines) at any time by updating them. You should check the Website from time to time to review the then current Terms, because it is binding on you. Certain provisions of these Terms may be superseded by expressly designated Terms or terms located on particular pages of the Website.


2. Ownership

2.1 You acknowledge that the Website is owned and operated by The GYC. Except as provided in clause 2.2, the copyright and all other intellectual property rights in all material on the Website (including (but not limited to) photographs and graphical images) are owned by The GYC or its licensors.

2.2 With the exceptions outlined in clause 6.10, Users shall retain ownership rights in the text, messages, chat, files, images, photos, video, sounds, musical works, works of authorship or any other materials that they from time to time post or transmit to the Website or to associated branded experiences including but not limited to The GYC Facebook Group, Google Mail and Twitter (the “User-Generated Content”). Except as provided under clause 5.6, any User-Generated Content you post or transmit to the Website shall be considered non-confidential.

By submitting the User-Generated Content you hereby grant:

2.2.1 The GYC a permanent, non-exclusive, assignable, royalty free licence to display, reproduce, distribute and modify your User-Generated Content.

2.2.2 to all other Users a non-exclusive licence to display, reproduce or perform (if applicable) your User-Generated Content solely as necessary for such User to participate in the relevant Website activity or functionality.


3. User-Generated Content & Conduct

3.1 Any use of the User-Generated Content by Users other than for private, non-commercial research or study is strictly prohibited.

3.2 You are prohibited from posting or transmitting to or from the Website any material:

3.1 that is threatening, defamatory, obscene, indecent, seditious, offensive, pornographic, abusive, liable to incite racial hatred, discriminatory, menacing, scandalous, inflammatory, blasphemous, in breach of confidence, in breach of privacy or which may cause annoyance or inconvenience; or

3.2 for which you have not obtained all necessary licences and/or approvals; or

3.2.3 which constitutes or encourages conduct that would be considered a criminal offence, give rise to civil liability, or otherwise be contrary to the law of or infringe the rights of any third party, in any country in the world; or

3.2.4 which is technically harmful (including (but not limited to) computer viruses, logic bombs, Trojan horses, worms, harmful components, corrupted data or other malicious software or harmful data. (together “Inappropriate User-Generated Content”)

3.3 The GYC shall fully co-operate with any law enforcement authorities or court order requesting or directing The GYC to disclose or identify or locate anyone posting any Inappropriate User-Generated Content or who is suspected of carrying out unlawful activity through their use of The GYC

3.4 The GYC accepts no responsibility for actively monitoring any forums contained in the Website for Inappropriate User-Generated Content. You agree that The GYC accept no liability whatsoever if The GYC so chooses from time to time to edit, restrict or remove the User-Generated Content.


4. Account Registration ('Membership' & Termination)

4.1 You may register only one GYC account and become a Member, and must enter full, valid personal information in order to be eligible

4.2 You understand that your account remains the Ownership of The GYC and that The GYC reserve the right to suspend, terminate or edit your account without warning or notice

4.4 If you are notified that your account has been suspended or terminated, that you may not register a second account unless authorised by The GYC in writing

4.5 You are not allowed to sign up if you are below the age of 13 and over the age of 25, placed on a sex offenders register and have prior offences as a sexual predator.


5. Prohibited Use of the Website

5.1 No part of the Website may be reproduced or stored in any other website or included in any public or private electronic retrieval system or service without The GYC's prior written consent.

5.2 You agree that you will not:

5.2.1 use the Website for any purpose that is unlawful (including (but not limited to) by hacking) or prohibited by these Terms;

5.2.2 use the Website in such a manner as would, in the sole discretion of The GYC, cause harm to the Website or other Users or otherwise interfere with the enjoyment of the Website;

5.2.3 harass, abuse, threaten or defraud another User;

5.2.4 use any robot, spider, scraper or other automated means to access the Website for any purpose;

5.2.5 attempt to gain authorised access to the Website through hacking, password mining or any other means; or

5.2.6 interfere or attempt to interfere with the proper working of the Website.



7 Links to and from Other Websites

7.1 Links to third party websites on the Website are provided solely for your convenience. If you use these links, you leave the Website. The GYC has not reviewed all of these third party websites and does not control and is not responsible for these websites or their content or availability. The GYC therefore does not endorse or make any representations about them, or any material found there, or any results that may be obtained from using them. If you decide to access any of the third party websites linked to the Website, you do so entirely at your own risk.

7.2 If you would like to link to the Website, you may only do so on the basis that you link to, but do not replicate, any page of the Website, and subject to the following conditions:

7.2.1 you do not remove, distort or otherwise alter the size or appearance of The GYC logo

7.2.2 you do not in any way imply that The GYC is endorsing any products or services other than its own;

7.2.3 you do not misrepresent your relationship with The GYC nor present any other false information about The GYC;

7.2.4 you do not otherwise use The GYC mark displayed on the Website without express written permission from The GYC;

7.2.5 you do not link from a website that you do not have the necessary authority or permission to link from; and

7.2.6 the website you are linking from does not contain content that is distasteful, offensive or controversial, infringes any intellectual property rights or other rights of The GYC or any other person or otherwise does not comply with all applicable laws and regulations.

7.3 The GYC expressly reserves the right to revoke the right granted in clause 7.2 for breach of these Terms and to take any action it deems appropriate.

7.4 You shall fully indemnify The GYC for any loss or damage suffered by The GYC.


8. Registration

8.1 The Website is not available for any person under the age of 13, over the age of 25, or to any member banned, suspended or removed from the Website.

8.2 Each registration is for a single user only. The GYC does not permit you to share your user name and password with any other person nor with multiple users on a network.

8.3 Responsibility for the security of your password(s) rests with you. 


9. Service Access

9.1 While The GYC endeavours to ensure that the Website is normally available 24-hours a day, The GYC shall not be liable if for any reason the Website is unavailable at any time or for any period.

9.2 Access to the Website may be suspended temporarily and without notice in the case of system failure, maintenance or repair or for reasons beyond The GYC's control.


10. Disclaimer

10.1 The GYC does not warrant the accuracy and completeness of the material on the Website (including the User-Generated Content). The GYC may make changes to the material on the Website (including User-Generated Content), or to the products and prices described in it, at any time without notice. The material on the Website may be out of date, and The GYC makes no commitment to update such material.

10.2 The material on the Website (including the User-Generated Content) is provided "as is", without any conditions, warranties or other terms of any kind. Accordingly, to the maximum extent permitted by law, The GYC provides you with the Website on the basis that The GYC excludes all representations, warranties, conditions and other terms (including, without limitation, the conditions implied by law) which, but for these Terms, might have effect in relation to the Website (including the User-Generated Content).


11. Liability

11.1 The GYC, any other party (whether or not involved in creating, producing, maintaining or delivering the Website), and any of The GYC's group companies and the officers, directors, employees, shareholders or agents of any of them, exclude all liability and responsibility for any amount or kind of loss or damage that may result to you or a third party (including without limitation, any direct, indirect, punitive or consequential loss or damages, or any loss of income, profits, goodwill, data, contracts, use of money, or loss or damages arising from or connected in any way to business interruption, and whether in tort (including without limitation negligence), contract or otherwise) in connection with the Website (including the User-Generated Content) in any way or in connection with the use, inability to use or the results of use of the Website (including the User-Generated Content), any websites linked to the Website or the material on such websites, including but not limited to loss or damage due to viruses that may infect your computer equipment, software, data or other property on account of your access to, use of, or browsing the Website (including the User-Generated Content) or your downloading of any material from the Website (including the User-Generated Content) or any websites linked to the Website.


Any views expressed by users of the website, including of moderators, are those of the individual user and may not necessarily reflect the views of the organisation.

11.2 Nothing in these Terms shall exclude or limit The GYC's liability for:

11.2.1 death or personal injury caused by negligence (as such term is defined by the Unfair Contract Terms Act 1977); or

11.2.2 fraud; or

11.2.3 misrepresentation as to a fundamental matter; or

11.2.4 any liability which cannot be excluded or limited under applicable law.

11.3 If your use of material on the Website (including the User-Generated Content) results in the need for servicing, repair or correction of equipment, software or data, you assume all costs thereof.


12. Governing Law & Jurisdiction

These Terms shall be governed by and construed in accordance with English Law. Disputes arising in connection with these Terms shall be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English courts.