General terms & conditions

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This blog is for information purposes only and is not meant to be as a source of legal advice – nor should it be relied upon as such.

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Posting comments: In submitting a comment, a commentator:

  • grants the editors a perpetual licence to reproduce their words in their comment and a name/web site link in attribution;
  • acknowledges authorship of the comment;
  • accepts that the editors and other authorized authors of the site take no responsibility for the comment; and
  • accepts responsibility for any inaccuracies, errors, omissions, and statements in their comment.

Comments on an article may be submitted up to fourteen days from the original day of its posting.

Comments on articles are posted “as submitted” and therefore do not necessarily reflect the views of the editors; however, they will be subject to editorial control and the editors reserve the right to delete or edit comments without notice in certain cases including, inter alia:

  • abusive or defamatory comments against identifiable person(s), the authors of the site or other commentators;
  • any comment which, in the opinion of the editors, may contravene the Public Order Act 1986, the Criminal Justice and Public Order Act 1994, the Racial and Religious Hatred Act 2006 or the Criminal Justice and Immigration Act 2008;
  • comments which constitute advertising or contain links to commercial sites; or
  • comments irrelevant to the post under which it is made.

Law and Religion UK is not a commercial site; but in submitting a comment, a commentator acknowledges that his or her name, email address and IP address will be recorded and retain these for as long as the comment remains on the site.  This information will not be released or passed to third parties unless we are required to do so by law.

In submitting a comment, a commentator agrees to indemnify the editors and/or authorized authors of the site in respect of any and all costs and/or losses and/or damages incurred by them in respect of such comment or comments, should they include or allegedly include defamatory content.

The decision of the editors is final and the editors reserve the right to ban any commentator from posting further comments on what they deem to be a breach of these conditions.

Guest Posts: We welcome the submission of pertinent guest posts and comments on the basis that they reflect the views and opinions of their respective author and meet the following terms and conditions in addition to those detailed above:

  • we do not use pseudonyms and would hope that others posting here would not do so either;
  • submitting a guest post or comment does not guarantee publication on the site, and our decisions as editors about admissibility are final;
  • for guidance, a typical guest post would be between 500 and 1200 words in length and relate to an issue on the interaction between law and religion that is of current interest.

Cross Posting by Law and Religion UKArticles/posts that appear on other website may be submitted to Law and Religion UK for publication. In addition, the editors of Law and Religion UK may request the use of such material from the authors of such material. In either case, these General Terms and Conditions apply, and in addition:

  • the submission must be made on behalf of the author of the material;
  • the material submitted must be freely available in its original form to internet users in the UK, and not subject to commercial limitations such as a paywall or site-specific requirements of the original source, such as membership of a particular group or registration of users to the site.
  • the copyright in individual posts in Law and Religion UK, including cross-posted item is reserved to their authors, including guest authors;
  • for whole posts, or significant parts of a post that are cross-posted on Law and Religion UK, we will acknowledge the source as, “This article/the following extract is cross-posted from the Law and Religion UK blog <hyperlink>”, or with similar wording.

Cross Posting from Law and Religion UK: The use of any material published on Law and Religion UK is subject to the above General Terms and Conditions. In addition, we encourage users of this material:

  • to acknowledge the sources as on Law and Religion UK, using the citation at the end of the article, if provided;
  • for the use of whole posts, or significant parts of a post, to follow the practice used by Law and Religion UK, above stating “This article/the following extract is cross-posted from the Law and Religion UK blog <hyperlink>” or using  similar wording.
  • to request permission for its use from the Editors of Law and Religion UK, who will direct such requests to the author(s) and guest author(s), if appropriate.

Use of photographic material and other non-textual material by Law and Religion UK

  • photographic and other non-textual material used by Law and Religion UK will be either material that is freely available to users of the internet in the UK, or material generated by the authors;
  • material generated by the authors is subject to the same conditions of copyright as other textual material; this extends to material that is accessible to sources such as Google Images that has been extracted from Law and Religion UK without explicit or implicit authorization.

Use of photographic material and other non-textual material from Law and Religion UK

  • non-textual material appearing on Law and Religion UK is subject to the same conditions of copyright as other textual material; this extends to material that is accessible to sources such as Google Images that has been extracted from Law and Religion UK without explicit or implicit authorization.

July 2015

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