Terms of Use

  1. You will respect the rights of users of the ENDING HIV online platform (which includes all forms of interactive online tools such as the ENDING HIV blog, the Q&A section, and any future interactive instruments).
  2. This online platform is operated by ACON and shall be referred to as ACON or ‘The ACON Team’ for the rest of these Terms of Use.

    These Terms of Use, together with the Guidelines, govern the relationship between ACON and any person that applies to, or submits content to, the online platform.

    By registering as a user of the online platform or posting content, you agree to comply with these Terms and guidelines in relation to your use of the online platform.

  3. It is your responsibility to determine whether the content submitted by you is suitable for publication on the online platform. You must ensure that any content submitted by you (including your username) does not:
    • embarrass, defame, harass, abuse, threaten or offend anyone, including other online platform users and members of the ACON Team;
    • depict violence or pornography, or give instructions in crime;
    • contain songs, poems, logos, trademarks, videos, pictures, photos or other material that is not owned by you (or which you do not have a licence to use);
    • or contain material that is otherwise inappropriate, slanderous, hateful or unlawful.

    Doing so may lead to you being immediately and permanently banned.
    The IP (computer) address of all posts is recorded to aid in enforcing these conditions.

  4. The ACON Team is not obliged to review content submitted to the online platform, however, it reserves the right to do so at any time. The ACON Team may, for any reason, reject content that has been submitted by you or remove the whole or any part of that content from the online platform at any time without notice and if necessary refer you to the relevant section in the guidelines.

    While the ACON Team will attempt to remove or edit any objectionable material as quickly as possible, it is impossible to review every message.

    Therefore you acknowledge that all posts made to these online platforms express the views and opinions of the author and not the ACON Team (except for posts by these people) and hence will not be held liable.
    You agree that the ACON Team have the right to remove, edit, move or close any topic at any time should they see fit.

  5. As a user you agree to any information you have entered above being stored in a database. While this information will not be disclosed to any third party without your consent the ACON Team cannot be held responsible for any hacking attempt that may lead to the data being compromised.
    This online platform system uses cookies to store information on your local computer. These cookies do not contain any of the information you have entered above; they serve only to improve your viewing pleasure.
    The e-mail address is used only for confirming your registration details and password (and for sending new passwords should you forget your current one).
  6. In extreme circumstances, the ACON Team may be required to notify law enforcement, public or community health authorities if it considers that you are in danger or that you may be a danger to yourself or others. You authorise us to fully co-operate with law enforcement authorities in relation to such activities, including disclosure of your personal information.
  7. Without limiting the above, the ACON Team may take any steps that, in its view, are desirable or necessary to ensure that all applicable laws and industry codes of practice are complied with. This may include the removal of certain content from the online platform (including content submitted by you), filtering the content made available to users or restricting your access to the online platform. We may take these steps at any time without liability and without notice.
  8. If you fail to comply with these Terms (or we suspect that you have done or will do so), the ACON Team reserves the right to restrict your access to the online platform without notice.
  9. We cannot guarantee that all users joining the online platform are legitimate in their motivation to become a member. In these cases we will attempt to detect such circumstances ASAP and act accordingly, but accept no liability.