Acceptable Use Policy

These Guidelines relate to any user generated contented, including content submitted by you ("Your Content") available on http://www.scotnews.co.uk ("Site") through chat rooms, message boards, news groups and/or other public forums or methods of uploading user generated content, including anything posted on our Noticeboard (collectively "Forums").

Please read these Guidelines carefully, it sets out our 'house rules', including what you can do and what you should not do and how to report user generated content. We take any breach of these guidelines and/or reports from other users of the Site very seriously and we may suspend, terminate or block you from registering with us on the Site.

If you are under the age of 12 you will need to obtain a parent or guardian’s permission before posting anything onto a Forum and we may ask for their email or telephone contact details to confirm this permission.

Do…

Do not…

Do not pretend to be anyone else (e.g. a member of our team, someone famous, an expert etc) or otherwise misrepresent your identity, affiliation or status.

How to report content

If you believe any user generated content does not comply with these Guidelines or our Website Terms and Conditions of Use you should let us know as soon as possible by emailing us at ee.news@ajl.co.uk and give us as much information as possible about why you are reporting content.

Removal of content

We may remove any user generated content (including Your Content) that does not comply with these Guidelines or our Website Terms and Conditions of Use. We may choose whether to remove all or part of any user generated content for whatever reason.

If we do remove Your Content, we may email you to let you know that your account has been suspended or that you have been banned from the site.

If Your Content has been removed, you should not re-post it.

Last updated: March 2016 © DC Thomson & Company Limited