Terms & Conditions
European Business Express is hereinafter referred to as ‘EBX’
About the terms
Access to and use of 'EBX' both within the UK and internationally is provided by the EBX (international users of the site may see some advertising on certain pages which is provided by the EBX's commercial arm, EBX Worldwide ("EBXW")) on the following terms:
1. By using EBX you agree to be bound by these terms, which shall take effect immediately on your first use of EBX. If you do not agree to be bound by all of the following terms please do not access, use and/or contribute to EBX.
2. The EBX may change these terms from time to time and so you should check these terms regularly. Your continued use of EBX will be deemed acceptance of the updated or amended terms. If you do not agree to the changes, you should cease using this website. If there is any conflict between these terms and specific local terms appearing elsewhere on EBX (including house rules) then the latter shall prevail.
Use of EBX
3. You agree to use EBX only for lawful purposes, and in a way that does not infringe the rights of, restrict or inhibit anyone else's use and enjoyment of EBX. Prohibited behaviour includes harassing or causing distress or inconvenience to any person, transmitting obscene or offensive content or disrupting the normal flow of dialogue within EBX.
4. All copyright, trade marks, design rights, patents and other intellectual property rights (registered and unregistered) in and on EBX and all content (including all applications) located on the site shall remain vested in the EBX or its licensors (which includes other users).
You may not copy, reproduce, republish, disassemble, decompile, reverse engineer, download, post, broadcast, transmit, make available to the public, or otherwise use EBX content in any way except for your own personal, non-commercial use. You also agree not to adapt, alter or create a derivative work from any EBX content except for your own personal, non-commercial use. Any other use of EBX content requires the prior written permission of the EBX.
5. The names, images and logos identifying the EBX, EBXW or third parties and their products and services are subject to copyright, design rights and trade marks of the EBX, EBXW and/or third parties. Nothing contained in these terms shall be construed as conferring any licence or right to use any trade mark, design right or copyright of the EBX, EBXW or any other third party.
Contributions to the EBX
6. By sharing any contribution (including any text, photographs, graphics, video or audio) with the EBX you agree to grant to the EBX, free of charge, permission to use the material in any way it wants (including modifying and adapting it for operational and editorial reasons) for EBX services in any media worldwide (including on the EBX's site accessed by international users). In certain circumstance the EBX may also share your contribution with trusted third parties*.
7. Copyright in your contribution will remain with you and this permission is not exclusive, so you can continue to use the material in any way including allowing others to use it.
8. In order that the EBX can use your contribution, you confirm that your contribution is your own original work, is not defamatory and does not infringe any UK laws, that you have the right to give the EBX permission to use it for the purposes specified above, and that you have the consent of anyone who is identifiable in your contribution or the consent of their parent / guardian if they are under 16.
10. Please do not endanger yourself or others, take any unnecessary risks or break any laws when creating content you may share with the EBX.
11. If you do not want to grant the EBX the permission set out above on these terms, please do not submit or share your contribution to or with EBX.
*In the case of news-related material please note that this may be shared with the EBX's overseas partners; these are all reputable foreign news broadcasters who are prohibited from altering the material in any way or providing it to other UK broadcasters or to the print media.
12. If you have any questions about contributing content to the EBX, please see our FAQs.
13. In order to participate in and contribute to selected EBX communities you may be required to register with EBX. Any personal information supplied to EBX as part of this registration process and/or any other interaction with EBX will be collected, stored and used in accordance with the EBX
14. You agree to use EBX communities (including message boards) in accordance with the following Community Rules. These apply across all EBX community sites and services. You should, however, read the local house rules of the particular site or service you're using, as there may be some local variations to these Community Rules.
(i) About your posts:
- Contributions must be civil and tasteful.
- No disruptive, offensive or abusive behaviour: contributions must be constructive and polite, not mean-spirited or contributed with the intention of causing trouble.
- No unlawful or objectionable content: unlawful, harassing, defamatory, abusive, threatening, harmful, obscene, profane, sexually oriented, racially offensive or otherwise objectionable material is not acceptable.
- Be patient: users of all ages and abilities may be taking part in the relevant EBX community.
- No spamming or off-topic material: we don't allow the submission of the same or very similar contributions many times. Please don't re-submit your contribution to more than one discussion, or contribute off-topic material in subject-specific areas.
- No advertising or promoting.
- No spoilers: material which contains plot developments which haven't been transmitted on UK television will be deleted unless submitted in a designated 'spoilers' area or marked as a 'spoiler'.
- Contributions containing languages other than English may be removed unless allowed in the relevant local house rules.
- No impersonation.
- No inappropriate (e.g. vulgar, offensive etc) user names.
- URLs (web site addresses) can only be posted if allowed under any relevant local house rules.
- Deliberate misuse of the complaints facility is not permitted. If you persist in doing this, action may be taken against your account.
(ii) Your EBX Account:
If you use multiple logins for the purpose of disrupting a community or annoying other users you may have action taken against all of your accounts.
All accounts must be registered with a valid personal email address that you access regularly so that moderation emails can be sent to you. Accounts registered with someone else's email address, or with temporary email addresses may be closed without notice. We may require users to re-validate their account if we believe they have been using an invalid email address.
The EBX reserves the right to close accounts if any user is seen to be using proxy IPs (Internet Protocol addresses) in order to attempt to hide the use of multiple EBX accounts, or if an non UK user pretends to be a UK user, or disrupts any of our services in any way.
We advise that you never reveal any personal information about yourself or anyone else (for example: telephone number, postal address, home address or email address or any other details that would allow you to be personally identified) in any EBX community.
(iv) Legal requirements:
- You may not submit or share any defamatory or illegal material of any nature in EBX communities. This includes text, graphics, video, programs or audio.
- Contributing material to a EBX community with the intention of committing or promoting an illegal act is strictly prohibited.
- You agree to submit to or share with EBX communities only contributions which are your own original work. You must not violate, plagiarise, or infringe the rights of the EBX or third parties including copyright, trade mark, trade secrets, privacy, publicity, personal or proprietary rights.
(v) If you're under 16:
- Please get a parent's or guardian's permission before taking part in any EBX community.
- Never reveal any personal information about yourself or anyone else (for example, school, telephone number, your full name, home address or email address).
(vi) If you breach these Community Rules:
If you fail to abide by these Community Rules (and/or any variations in relevant local house rules) when taking part in a EBX community, you will be sent an email which informs you why your contribution has been refused or edited. This email will also include a warning that continuing to break the rules may result in action being taken against your account or accounts.
This action may include any content posted by you being checked before allowed to go on the site or a temporary or permanent suspension of your ability to participate in any or all of EBX community areas.
If you submit or share offensive or inappropriate content to or with any EBX communities or anywhere else on EBX or otherwise engage in any disruptive behaviour on EBX, and the EBX considers such behaviour to be serious and/or repeated, the EBX may use whatever information that is available to it about you to stop any further such infringements. This may include informing relevant third parties such as your employer, school or email provider about the infringement(s).
The EBX reserves the right to delete any contribution, or take action against any EBX account, at any time, for any reason.