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Rule 9: No linking or copyright infringement
You must not insert links to websites (URLs) or submit content which would be an infringement of copyright.
Rule 10: Comments on articles and our message boards
Registered users can submit an unlimited number of comments across the coeliac.ie site. However, there is a maximum of 10 comments per article in 24 hours. We may increase or decrease this limit from time to time. To facilitate contributions to an ongoing debate about a topic, we may set up message boards.
Rule 11: Respect the spirit as well as the letter of the House Rules
In deciding what is acceptable, please also respect the spirit and tone of these rules and the community.
Rule 12: Removal of content
Reader comments that violate the letter or spirit of these rules or our Terms may be removed (or, if checked in advance, not published in the first place). If we do remove something, we will generally remove whole posts, or where necessary, whole threads (not parts). This means that even if only one sentence is objectionable, the whole comment will usually be removed (or not published).
If a comment or a thread is removed, this may be for any number of reasons. Usually, this will be because the comment breaks these rules or our Terms or is the subject of an abuse report. Sometimes, the comment may be removed because it is connected to another comment which is being removed. We hope that you will understand that, once properly notified of a complaint, we may have to remove a comment for legal reasons (whatever the rights and wrongs).
If your content has been removed, we may email you to let you know or to inform you if you have been suspended or banned from submitting further comments to the Site.
If you are aware that content has been removed, you must not deliberately resubmit the same content.
Rule 13: Suspension and termination
We reserve the right to suspend or ban an account at our sole discretion. Here are some reasons why we might do so:
- Breaching these rules or our Terms;
- Serious failure to respect the spirit and tone of the community;
- Conduct or comments that demand a disproportionate amount of our time or that abuse our staff.
The length of a suspension or whether we ban someone depends on all the circumstances. Bans are generally for extreme cases and repeated serious abuse.
If we suspend or ban your registration, you must not attempt to re-register or submit content (e.g. using someone else’s account), without our permission.
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Your use of any information or materials on this website is entirely at your own risk, for which we shall not be liable. It shall be your own responsibility to ensure that any products, services or information available through this website meet your specific requirements.
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Opinions expressed on the Discussion Boards are not those of Coeliac.ie or Coeliac Society of Ireland CLG and Coeliac.ie or Coeliac Society of Ireland CLG accepts no legal responsibility for their veracity and nature. Coeliac.ie or Coeliac Society of Ireland CLG may at any time, and without prior or post warning, delete messages or close discussions on forums as it feels appropriate.
Considering the real-time nature of our Discussion Boards it is impossible for us to review messages or confirm the validity of information posted. Any user who feels that a posted message is objectionable is encouraged to contact us immediately by email. We have the ability to remove objectionable messages and will make every effort to do so within a reasonable time frame, if we determine that removal is necessary.
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