BALPA Forum - Terms of use

By accessing “BALPA Forum” (hereinafter “we”, “us”, “our”, “Forum”, “BALPA Forum”, “httpsforum.balpa.org”), you agree to be legally bound by the following Terms of Use (‘the Terms’). If you do not agree to be legally bound by all of the Terms then you may not access andor use “BALPA Forum”. We may change the Terms at any time and we’ll do our utmost to keep you informed of any amendments to them, but you should review the Terms regularly , because your continued use of “BALPA Forum” after changes to the Terms have been made will mean that by your conduct you agree to the updated Terms, as and when updates take place.

The Terms’ relation to this particular membership productservice are implemented in conjunction with and reinforced by the BALPA Rules. By using the BALPA Forum as part of your membership you are subject to all BALPA Rules.

BALPA Forum is part of a restricted access website. Nevertheless, you are responsible for your account. You agree that you shall not share your log-in details or password with non-BALPA members, and you shall not allow non-BALPA members to read the forum, either online or in printed or in any other form. You also agree NEVER to use another member’s account to post messages or browse BALPA Forum. Additionally, all information upon BALPA Forum is confidential, and you agree that you shall not discuss or share the information published on BALPA Forum with any third parties, unless they are BALPA members or officers.

You agree that you will not post any material which is false, defamatory, abusive, racist, discriminatory, vulgar, insulting, hateful, obscene, threatening, confidential, invasive of a person’s privacy, amounts to harassment of a third party or is otherwise unlawful or illegal. You agree not to post any lengthy articles, or post anything of an overtly political or religious nature. Spam, flooding, advertisements, chain letters, pyramid schemes, repetitive self-post replies, and solicitations are also inappropriate to this forum. You also agree not to post any material which is prejudicial to BALPA’s objectives or policy or that would bring BALPA into disrepute (to do so would potentially subject you to action under Rule 10 of BALPA’s Rules, ‘Discipline and Obligations of Membership’). Postings that seek to maliciously and deliberately undermine BALPA membership such as promoting an alternative organisation would fall into this category.

Posts or comments related to ongoing legal cases and/or live litigation are prohibited on this forum. Please note that some cases result in settlement out of court. which attract strict confidentiality clauses. It is important that we exercise our collective responsibility not to breach any members' terms of agreement. Further, you agree not to post any copyrighted material unless the copyright is owned by you or you have consent from the owner of the copyrighted material. You also agree not to infringe any intellectual property rights whatsoever, including in relation to trade marks, passing off, or patents.

Note that it is impossible for BALPA to confirm the validity of postings on BALPA Forum and that BALPA is not responsible for their content. We do not warrant the accuracy or completeness of any information presented. The messages express only the views of the author, not the views of BALPA. Objectionable content should be notified to the administrator of this forum immediately by using the Report This Post button, by email on webmaster@balpa.org or by telephone on 0208 476 4000. BALPA has the right to remove any objectionable content, within a reasonable time frame, if we determine that removal is necessary. This is a manual process, however, so BALPA may not be able to remove or edit particular messages immediately. All of the terms and conditions outlined above apply equally to member profile information.

You remain solely responsible for the content of your messages and you agree to indemnify BALPA against any claims by third parties, liabilities or costs that may arise from messages posted by you on BALPA Forum.

You agree to use moderation in all of your postings and you agree to accept the judgment of the moderators in the execution of their duties.

Although BALPA will not voluntarily disclose any of your personal data, including your name and email address to a third party, BALPA reserves the right to do so if ordered to by a court or other legal entity, or if asked to do so by the Police, or any other entities that could require BALPA to disclose your personal data.

By using BALPA Forum you agree to include your real name, rank, fleet and base within your profile which is attached to each post. You must update your rank, fleet or base as and when changes occur by contacting our membership department on repsandmembersservices@balpa.org. You have the right, after log-in, to change your username, however you cannot remain anonymous. After logging into BALPA Forum, a detailed profile, including your real name, will be visible to all those who use BALPA Forum.

Please note that with each posting, your IP address and membership number are recorded. In the event that you breach any term of this agreement or any BALPA Rules, BALPA reserves the right to apply forum restrictions and permissions, suspend your membership of this forum andor ban you permanently. Within Company Council forums these restrictions will be authorised by the Company Council. Within the General members’ forum these restrictions will be authorised by the NEC.

You agree to be contactable via the private messaging function to which the terms and conditions above apply, appear on the forum communication list, and take part in any other forum activities included in the provision of member services as publicised by BALPA.

We emphasise that a breach of the Terms can lead to you being disciplined under BALPA’s Rules.


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