Joint Commitment Agreement

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By using this site, you, and we, are agreeing to Our Joint Commitment.

The Basics

You are responsible for how you use, and what you do on this site. You are responsible for any content, from text to images. Anything you upload, and the consequences of this action, are your responsibility. Therefore, you should only upload content, and post comments that you are comfortable sharing with others under this understanding.

In turn, we will provide a safe and secure online environment for your content to be viewed by only those that have access to this information, from the general public to possibly just one or two people, depending on which part of the site you are accessing. We will also moderate this site, and ensure that there is no, to the best of our knowledge, unreasonable behaviour or communication that might jar with the spirit of the LIFE programme.


Any information that you provide is subject to our Privacy and Openness Statement, which governs our collection and use of your information. By using this site, you must understand that you consent to the collection and use of this information, including the transfer of information to relevant organisations, should we feel it is in the best interest of you and your family.

We will ensure that your information is kept in a safe and secure environment.


Our goal is to provide a safe, informative and constructive online environment.

We ask that the posting of comments not be solely critical, but that they also contain constructive advice and alternative actions.

We ask that all participation and contribution be respectful of others and their views. In particular: contributions must be civil and tasteful. Avoid disruptive, offensive or abusive behaviour, contributions must be constructive and polite, not mean-spirited or contributed with the intention of causing trouble. We will act against unlawful or objectionable content—unlawful, harassing, defamatory, abusive, threatening, harmful, obscene, profane, sexually oriented, racially offensive or otherwise objectionable material is not acceptable. Please, no spamming or off-topic material. Please, no inappropriate (e.g. vulgar, offensive etc) user names. No impersonation, please. Be truthful and honest;.

In order to keep this site going, there are some limitations on the type of content that can be published on this site:

1. Impersonation:
You may not impersonate others through the site in a manner that does or is intended to mislead, confuse, or deceive others.

2. Trademark:
We reserve the right to reclaim user names on behalf of businesses or individuals that hold legal claim or trademark on those user names.

3. Privacy:
You may not publish or post other people's private and confidential information, such as credit card numbers, street address or Social Security numbers, without their express authorisation and permission.

4. Violence and Threats:
You may not publish or post direct, specific threats of violence against others.

5. Copyright:
We will respond to clear and complete notices of alleged copyright infringement.

6. Unlawful Use:
You may not use our service for any unlawful purposes or for promotion of illegal activities. International users agree to comply with all local laws regarding online conduct and acceptable content.


You are responsible for safeguarding the password that you use to access this site and for any activities or actions under your password. We encourage you to use "strong" passwords—passwords that use a combination of upper and lower case letter, numbers and symbols. We encourage you to log out after using the site, so that others cannot jump on your computer and use the site under your username and password. This site cannot and will not be liable for any loss or damage arising from your failure to act according to these requirements.

In turn, we will keep you passwords secure, to the best of our ability, and not allow anyone other than yourself to access the site under your password.


All Content, whether posted by us, publicly posted or privately transmitted, is the sole responsibility of the person who originated such Content. We may not monitor or control the Content posted via the sites and, we cannot take responsibility for such Content. Any use or reliance on any Content or materials posted via the site or obtained by you through the site, is at your own risk. We do not endorse, support, represent or guarantee the completeness, truthfulness, accuracy, or reliability of any Content or communications posted via the site or automatically endorse any opinions expressed via the site. Despite our efforts and commitment to avoid such circumstances, you understand that by using the site, you may be exposed to Content that might be offensive, harmful, inaccurate or otherwise inappropriate, or in some cases, postings that have been mislabeled or are otherwise deceptive. Under no circumstances will Participle be liable in any way for any Content, including, but not limited to, any errors or omissions in any Content, or any loss or damage of any kind incurred as a result of the use of any Content posted, emailed, transmitted or otherwise made available via the site or broadcast elsewhere.

About Your Rights

You retain your rights to any Content you submit, post or display on or through the site. By submitting, posting or displaying Content on or through the site, you grant us, and any user of this site, a worldwide, non-exclusive, creative commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 license. Under this licence, users are free to use, copy, reproduce, process, adapt, modify, publish, transmit, display and distribute such Content in any and all media or distribution methods (now known or later developed), but only under certain conditions, outlined in the subsequent Protecting Content section.
Note—This is you authorising us to make your content available to the rest of the world and to let others do the same. But what's yours is yours—you own your content.

We may modify or adapt your Content in order to transmit, display or distribute it better.

You are responsible for your use of the site, for any Content you provide, and for any consequences thereof, including the use of your Content by other users and third partners. You understand that your Content may be rebroadcasted by others and if you do not have the right to submit Content for such use, it may subject you to liability. Participle will not be responsible or liable for any use of your Content by Participle in accordance with these Terms. You represent and warrant that you have all the rights, power and authority necessary to grant the rights granted herein to any Content that you submit.

About Our Rights

All right, title, and interest in and to the site (excluding Content provided by users) are and will remain the exclusive property of Participle and its licensors. The site is protected by copyright, trademark, and other laws of the United Kingdom. Nothing in the this agreement gives you a right to use the Participle or LIFE name or any of the their trademarks, logos, domain names, and other distinctive brand features. Any feedback, comments, or suggestions you may provide regarding site is entirely voluntary and we will be free to use such feedback, comments or suggestions as we see fit and without any obligation to you.

Protecting Content

We respect the intellectual property rights of others and expect users of the site to do the same. All content provided specifically for this site is protected under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike license. Under this licence, users are free to use, copy, reproduce, process, adapt, modify, publish, transmit, display and distribute such Content in any and all media or distribution methods (now known or later developed), but only under the following conditions:

  • Attribution—You must attribute the work in the manner specified by the author or licensor (but not in any way that suggests that they endorse you or your use of the work).
  • Noncommercial—You may not use this work for commercial purposes.
  • Share Alike—If you alter, transform, or build upon this work, you may distribute the resulting work only under the same or similar license to this one.

With the understanding that:

  • Waiver—Any of the above conditions can be waived if you get permission from the copyright holder.
  • Public Domain—Where the work or any of its elements is in the public domain under applicable law, that status is in no way affected by the license.
  • Other Rights—In no way are any of the following rights affected by the license:
    • Your fair dealing or fair use rights, or other applicable copyright exceptions and limitations;
    • The author's moral rights;
    • Rights other persons may have either in the work itself or in how the work is used, such as publicity or privacy rights.
  • Notice—For any reuse or distribution, you must make clear to others the license terms of this work. The best way to do this is with a link to this web page.

For full details of this licence, please click here:

We will respond to notices of alleged copyright infringement that comply with applicable law and are properly provided to us. If you believe that your Content has been copied in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, please provide us with the following information: i) a physical or electronic signature of the copyright owner or a person authorized to act on their behalf; ii) identification of the copyrighted work claimed to have been infringed; iii) identification of the material that is claimed to be infringing or to be the subject of infringing activity and that is to be removed or access to which is to be disabled, and information reasonably sufficient to permit us to locate the material; iv) your contact information, including your address, telephone number, and an email address; v) a statement by you that you have a good faith belief that use of the material in the manner complained of is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law; and vi) a statement that the information in the notification is accurate, and, under penalty of perjury, that you are authorised to act on behalf of the copyright owner.

We reserve the right to remove Content alleged to be infringing without prior notice and at our sole discretion. In appropriate circumstances, we will also terminate a user's account if the user is determined to be a repeat infringer.

The site is available "AS-IS"

Your access to and use of the site or any Content is at your own risk. You understand and agree that the Services is provided to you on an "AS IS" and "AS AVAILABLE" basis. We make no warranty and disclaim all responsibility and liability for the completeness, accuracy, availability, timeliness, security or reliability of the site or any content thereon. We will not be responsible or liable for any harm to your computer system, loss of data, or other harm that results from your access to or use of the Services, or any Content. You also agree that we have no responsibility or liability for the deletion of, or the failure to store or to transmit, any Content and other communications maintained by the site. We make no warranty that the site will meet your requirements or be available on an uninterrupted, secure, or error-free basis.


The site may contain links to third-party websites or resources. You acknowledge and agree that we are not responsible or liable for: i) the availability or accuracy of such websites or resources; or ii) the content, products, or services on or available from such websites or resources. Links to such websites or resources do not imply any endorsement by us of such websites or resources or the content, products, or services available from such websites or resources. You acknowledge sole responsibility for and assume all risk arising from your use of any such websites or resources.

Entire Agreement

These Joint Commitment and our Privacy Policy are the entire and exclusive agreement between us and you regarding the site and this Joint Commitment supersede and replace any prior agreements between us and you regarding the site.

These Services are operated and provided by Participle Limited, Studio 2, Swan Court, ?9 Tanner St, ?London, SE1 3LE ?United Kingdom. If you have any questions about this Joint Commitment, please contact us via

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