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Privacy Policy

Notice and disclaimer

1. Unless otherwise specified, the materials on this website are directed solely at senior business professionals who access this website from top 1000 IT companies worldwide. Baptie Online makes no representation that any information, product or service referred to in the materials on this website are appropriate for use, or fit for purpose and that the materials are used solely at the users risk.

2. Unless otherwise stated, this website is for information only. Baptie Online has used all reasonable care and skill in compiling the content of this website but makes no warranty as to the accuracy of any information on this website and cannot accept liability for any errors or omissions, or to the validity of the content.

3. Baptie Online shall not be liable to any person for any loss or damage that may arise from the use of any of the information contained in any of the materials on this website. The information contained in any such materials is not intended nor implied to be a substitute for professional advice.

4. Material appearing on this website will include promotion of site sponsors and other material submitted by parties other than Baptie Online. This website will also provide links to other websites operated by Sponsors and third parties. It is the responsibility of these third parties to ensure that such material and such websites comply with all relevant laws and regulations. To the full extent permissible by law, Baptie Online disclaims all responsibility for any error, omission or inaccuracy in such material or its failure to comply with the relevant laws or regulations.

5. These exclusions of liability will apply to any damages arising from death or personal injury, professional damage, deformation of character or Business and loss of business or service caused.

This notice and disclaimer is governed by and construed in accordance with English Law. If any part of this notice and disclaimer is deemed unlawful, void or for any reason unenforceable then that part will be deemed severable and will not affect the validity and enforceability of the remaining parts.

Baptie Online are the owners of the copyright and database rights in the site, except where specifically stated otherwise, including content data, design, graphics, text, images, software and underlying source codes. Baptie Online is the owner of all trademarks, service marks, trade names, logos and devices appearing on the site, whether registered or unregistered, except where specifically stated otherwise.

Data Protection

The confidentiality of your information is of paramount concern to Baptie Online. To this end, Baptie Online fully complies with Data Protection Legislation Guidelines. Information submitted to Baptie Online over this website is normally unprotected until it reaches us. Users are requested not to send confidential details or credit card numbers, for example, by email, unless specifically requested by Baptie Online.

Use of Information

We do not collect information about individuals, except where this is specifically stated and provided with your knowledge.

We also use "cookies" which are alphanumeric identifiers that are stored by your web browser on your computer's hard-drive that enable our system to recognise you when you visit the site. This helps Baptie Online to track basic visitor information in order that we can better tailor the site to our visitors' needs. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies but you can disable this function by changing your browser settings if you so wish.

We may share overall visitor trends and other generic information collected on this website with third parties but we do not pass on any personal details or personally identifiable information without your specific consent.

Forum rules

Members of these Discussion groups must not :-
Post libellous, insulting, antagonistic, racist, aggressive, defamatory comments or otherwise abusive remarks about any individual or company anywhere in the site, including, but not exclusively, within forum posts or the PM (Private Message) system. Nowhere in the thread must they use language that is LIBELLOUS. No matter how angry they are, they absolutely MUST NOT use language based on emotion and not FACT. It is, of course, ILLEGAL and will not be tolerated on the forums.
We reserve the right to read the relevant PM or PMs where we receive a complaint that a forum user has received a PM or PMs breaking this rule.

Posting swear words in such a way as to circumvent the groups’s built-in swear word removal system (including in signatures)

Posting  any images or text which are deemed by the Webmaster or Moderators as inappropriate for viewing by other members

Promote websites which contain inappropriate material or which are in competition with the Baptie Online Ltd Website or Baptie& Co Ltd’s Business. (More details on our policy towards piracy are found below).
Using the discussion groups via posts or PMs or in your profile to invite people to competing forums or websites is a bannable offence and we reserve the right to check PMs should we believe this is happening.
Post any spam or Spam related links. People posting spam will be instantly and permanently banned and their posts will be deleted.
Solicit business unless they are allowed in specific areas (namely Suppliers Marketplace), and then the posts must conform to discussion group rules. Companies are invited (even encouraged) to post information about products on the site provided it is factual, is generally for the benefit of forum members and doesn't break this rule.
Create their new threads in more than one discussion group. (Doing so is called cross-posting). You should pick the single most appropriate group for your message. Duplicate posts will be deleted.
Use images from 3rd parties' websites without their permission. Linking to an image on someone else's website without their permission is considered to be bandwidth theft. This is not a copyright issue but a bandwidth issue.
We encourage representatives of Companies to declare who they work for in their user profile. This enables readers of their posts to judge the contents accordingly. However, we prefer Members not to include their employer's information in their signature as this constitutes advertising. The only exception to this rule is if the member's business is a sponsor of Baptie Online Ltd or Baptie & Co ltd in which case they can include their business details (with hyperlink) in their signature.
Have an inappropriate login name. We do not permit a login name which breaks any of the rules above or includes a business name. The only exception to this rule is if the member's business is a sponsor of Baptie Online Ltd or Baptie & Co ltd in which case they can include their business name in their login name.
Register more than once. Doing so will get one or both registrations and all the posts deleted.
Question the judgments or actions of Discussion Group moderators. They are far too busy to enter into discussions or arguments.
We find that the vast majority of site members have no problem with the above rules. However, if they are broken, then moderators will take appropriate and immediate action to ensure the forums remain a pleasant place to visit.
If any Discussion Group member feels the moderators have abused their position, then they should contact the Webmaster (by private message or email) with the full details of the complaint. Contact details are on the 'Contact Us' page. Note, whilst the complaint is being processed the thread, topic, document or post will be removed and held in a suspense account pending the outcome.

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