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13. User Generated Content & Community guidelines

By using the site or engaging with us online, you indicate that you accept and agree to be bound by our Community Guidelines. The guidelines cover, but are not limited to, Findmypast’s websites, blog, and presence on Facebook, YouTube, and Twitter globally. You warrant that your contribution does comply with those standards, and you indemnify us for any breach of that warranty.

If you use the Site to publish material (including your family tree), make comments, or participate in a forum or our communities, you do so in accordance with our terms of use and community guidelines. You are solely responsible for managing the content that you create, including managing the privacy settings that are available to you. You indemnify us for any failure to obtain the appropriate permissions of the owner of rights in the content you upload and for any breach of these terms of use. We are not liable or responsible for the third-party content on this Site including links to other sites and resources.

We encourage you to take part, to engage with people, to share your discoveries, and to help your fellow community members. Transgressors may be temporarily or permanently banned from Findmypast’s channels and may have their subscriptions cancelled and their access to Findmypast’s records removed. Complaints about the content of any posting must be sent to [email protected] and must contain details of the specific posting giving rise to the complaint. Further details of our take down procedure are set out in our Community Guidelines.

By publishing any content, you consent to us making it available to other users of the Site and to users of other websites that are either part of our company group or with whom we have a partnership, as well as by internet search engines. You also consent to us using it for marketing, product improvement, or any other commercial purposes.

Your registration, payment information, and private conversations between members are always kept private and secure.

Subject to the liability section below, we exclude all liability for any loss you may suffer as a result of content created by you and made available by you in accordance with this section being abused by a third person.

We do not control the material submitted by other users (collectively 'Postings'). We do not screen, moderate, or monitor any content either before or after it is posted or sent; although, we may use filtering tools from time to time to screen or suppress certain information or language. You acknowledge that all Postings express the views of their respective authors and not our views. Your content may be viewed by any user of the Site unless it is posted in a restricted members-only area, in which case, only we and our members may view that content. We reserve the right, in our sole discretion, to delete any Posting submitted by you and/or to close any topic, at any time without notice to you.

You should never upload material that would violate the intellectual property or other rights of other people or organisations. Before posting or sending any content referring to or relating to any living person, you must obtain their explicit consent to be referred to on the Site and you warrant to us that you have done so prior to posting such material. If the living person is under 16, you must obtain the consent of their parent or guardian to this use.

By submitting your content or Postings, you give us and our group companies and our affiliated companies and third-party service providers permission and grant a licence to same to use, copy, adapt, edit, translate, make available, and transmit or otherwise communicate, display, and publish such content (or any part of it) and to create any derivative works from it together with the ability to sub-licence the same whether we refer to your user name or not, and to the extent permitted by law, you waive any moral rights you may have in your content (i.e. the right to be identified as author of or to object to derogatory treatment of such content). The grant of these rights to us is perpetual, sub-licensable, irrevocable, worldwide, and royalty-free. We can use all or part of your content in advertising and marketing materials for our products. It is in our sole discretion whether or not we use your content. We can remove your content even if you have complied with our Community Guidelines. If you do not agree to this, please do not submit any content to us. 

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