These are the terms and conditions for CAAGe.org (this website – the campaign against adult grooming)
These are the terms and conditions relating to your use of this website and any branded microsites/social media spaces. The terms apply whatever user device you use to access it – you will be deemed to have agreed to them when you use the site, email us, register details etc.
These terms do not seek to exclude any liability which it is not lawful to exclude either now or in the future.
Without notice and in our absolute discretion, we may permanently or temporarily terminate, suspend or deny your access to CAAGe.org (the campaign site).
This is our legal right under these terms and conditions. (Obviously we’ll seek to give notice and/or explain if possible/appropriate.)
Where we refer to content in these terms and conditions, we include all media or software on the site, including any downloads.
At any time without notice, at our absolute discretion, we may remove or edit any content on the Site. To the fullest extent permitted by law, the site and its campaigners/operators/authors have no liability to you whatsoever for any loss or damage arising from such removal (or editing) or any restriction or hindrance to your use of the site and its functions.
Although we would never knowingly publish anything misleading, we cannot be responsible for any inaccuracies, omissions or misleading, false or deceptive statement in the content. You must take advice and take appropriate measures to check before relying upon it.
If you find any factual inaccuracies in the content, you should contact us explaining clearly why you feel it is inaccurate, providing appropriate references where possible, and such information will be checked and changed if appropriate.
If you disagree with opinions, you are encouraged to comment. You are asked to respond only to the content and refrain from attacking any author or person who has expressed the opinion, any individual mentioned, or inciting anyone else to do so.
The decision has been taken, subject to legalities, to name offenders on this site, provided that we are able to verify the story’s accuracy from more than one source. Despite the fact that named groomeers have shown no such respect or consideration for their targets, publishing bears no malice or intention to harass or discomfort those individuals beyond leaving a digital footprint to warn future victims. They have a right to go about their business unmolested, and no claims are made with regard to their suitability, or lack thereof, for any role or employment. The whole point of this site is that what they have done, whilst we find it morally repugnant, is not illegal.
Please do not take the law into your own hands. Rather, take the actions suggested on this site in the forms of petitions and letter writing to bring about change, and we encourage you to share content in order to raise awareness.
The site is run by passionate volunteers who wish to see more justice for the adult victims of grooming.
Many of our readers have been left vulnerable by their experiences.
To this end, you may use a pseudonym if responding, and names may be changed to protect people, but you must categorically not provide any false information nor impersonate another person when registering to receive content or supply information or commenting.
Stay safe first and foremost. Don’t put yourself or others at risk if and when you reveal identities.
Adult victims of grooming have no protection under UK law, unless another crime is committed. Groomers, however, do have a legal right not to be harassed. Make sure you understand what harassment is and use pseudonyms if necessary to protect yourself from prosecution and them from harassment.
If you register for anything on the site, make sure you keep your password safe.
We will keep your data safe, and use it only in accordance with what we tell you at the point you register. We are, like everyone, making our best efforts to stay GDPR compliant.
If you interact with this site, stay legal and don’t ruin anyone else’s use and enjoyment.
Importantly, you must not upload any material or link to any material which is untrue/false, fraudulent, misleading, obscene, offensive, abusive or in breach of the law or other people’s rights
Remember, we may refuse or remove or suspend your registration at any time. Without warning.
We own all intellectual property rights in the site including the content.
Legally: when you come to the site, we grant you a temporary, non-exclusive limited, and revocable licence to access, browse and use it. (From the heart: thank you for your visit.)
The license isn’t transferable.
We have left our content open for use under a creative commons license, but please note that our logo is subject to copyright.
Using our content
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.
There are details to be had by following the link, but basically you can use the content if you attribute it fully and appropriately. We would be grateful for a link back to the source, which allows visitors to this site and we can see where content has been used.
For any other use, or if you’re unsure, please contact us.
However, you may not download or print content or extracts in a systematic or regular manner (or similar) in order to create a full database of site content in any form or modify/adapt to create derivative works.
If you wish to syndicate or licence any content please contact us.
If you submit articles, blog posts, images or other content to us, you agree:
- that the work is your own original work and that you own the copyright and any other relevant rights;
- to grant us a royalty free, worldwide, perpetual license to use, copy, distribute, publish, republish, store, archive, syndicate, sub-license, transmit, adapt, edit, create derivative works from, perform, exercise publicity and copyright rights in relation to such material (including any ideas, concepts or formats) in any manner and in any format and/or media;
- to any moral rights in the material submitted;
- that we may disclose your identity to any third party making any claim or assertion of any kind in relation to your material;
- the work may not be obscene, threatening, menacing, offensive, defamatory, abusive, in breach of confidence, in breach of any intellectual property right (including copyright) or otherwise reach or violates any law, regulation or code
- that you are responsible for it – you shall indemnify us and keep us fully indemnified against any third party liabilities, claims, costs, loss or damage we incur as a result of publishing material you submit to us, including consequential losses. We accept no liability for any content submitted by you or other users and third parties.
- We may choose to publish or not publish any material you submit to us and exercise our rights in relation to that material at our absolute discretion.
To discuss submitting an article to this site, please read the guidelines and contact us.
We do not vet or pre-screen comments but reserve the right to remove, at any time (without reason, prior notice or liability) any materials submitted by you or other users and third parties.
Third party links
This site contains hypertext links to third party websites, which we add to try and make the site useful for the reader.
We are not responsible for these third party websites or their content. If you decide to follow links to third party websites, you do so entirely at your own risk.
A link is not an endorsement.
We do not accept payment for any such links.
Advertising and Sponsorship
We reserve the right to start to accept advertising and sponsorship in future.
Such advertisers and sponsors will be solely responsible for ensuring that any material submitted for inclusion complies with all laws and regulations, and does not contain any objectionable material including (without limit) anything defamatory, obscene, threatening or false. Although obviously we’ll do our best to ensure they don’t happen, we cannot be held responsible for their material, or errors or inaccuracies contained in such material.
Any issues which you may have should be raised directly with the relevant advertiser or sponsor, (and we’d be grateful if you let us know too).
The content of our articles is never influenced by advertisers or affiliates, nor are they written for the purpose of promoting a product. In the unlikely event we were to accept such content, it would, in any case, be clearly marked. Our readers need and deserve honesty from us.
As volunteers, we are unable to offer any warranty or guarantee relating to availability of site and/or our operation of it, that the content or the server that makes the site available are error or virus free, or free of other harmful components although we are hosted on a secure site and take appropriate security measures.
We also can’t guarantee that we’ll have no interruptions. We cannot be responsible – under any circumstances – for any amount or kind of loss or damage, including – without limitation – direct, indirect, punitive or consequential loss or damages, or any anticipated loss of profit, loss of profit, loss of opportunity, loss of data, costs and fines and/or any special or incidental damages of any kind) that may result to you or a third party arising from this.
If you breach these terms you will indemnify us , our data providers and any future affiliates, on demand, against all claims or liability whatsoever (including costs, proceedings, demands, losses, damages, expenses – including legal expenses) arising directly or indirectly as a result of:
- any breach of these terms by you;
- your fault, negligence or breach of statutory duty;
- your use of software robots, spiders, crawlers, or similar data gathering and extraction tools;
- any other action you take that places unreasonable burden or load on our infrastructure (whoever owned by)
Any contractual or legal relationships with you will be in English. The terms and/or your use of the site shall be governed in accordance with English law -the English Courts shall have exclusive jurisdiction over any dispute which may arise.
If the whole or any part of any provision of these terms is, or becomes, invalid, void or unenforceable for any reason, this shall in no way affect the validity or enforceability of any other provisions.
Any waiver of any breach of these terms will not constitute a waiver of any other prior or subsequent breach.
Our rights and remedies are independent, cumulative and without prejudice to rights under the law.