Use of Content
The content provided by BG Academy, including all website design, text, graphics, photos, audio, video, the selection and arrangement thereof, and all software that are part of the Services (collectively, the "Content") is owned or licensed by BG. All Content is made available to you for your personal, non-commercial use. The Content is protected by copyright, trademark and other proprietary rights and laws. Publication, sale, redistribution in any form or medium, as well as modification or use of the Content, except as expressly permitted, is prohibited without the prior written permission of BG.
You are solely responsible for all content that you upload, post, email, transmit or otherwise make available on or through the BG hosted websites (collectively, "Post"). User Content means user posted information of any type or medium, including but not limited to: letters, emails or other messages; other forms of communication through the Services; personal User information; blogs, data, notes and testimonials; poll votes; images; audio or video files; and software. You may Post only User Content which you own, have created or which you have clear permission to Post.
If you believe that content you own has been used on the BG site in a way that violates your copyright or other intellectual property rights, please provide BG’s Education Department with the following information:
- an electronic or physical signature of the person authorised to act on behalf of the owner of the copyright or other intellectual property interest;
- a description of the copyrighted work or other intellectual property that you claim has been infringed;
- a description of where the material that you claim is infringing is located on the site;
- your address, telephone number, and email address;
- a statement by you that you have a good faith belief that the disputed use is not authorised by the copyright or intellectual property owner, its agent, or the law; and
- a statement by you, that the above information in your notice is accurate and that you are the copyright or intellectual property owner or authorised to act on the copyright or intellectual property owner's behalf.
Use of Forums
You agree, through your use of the forum, that you will not post any material which is false, defamatory, inaccurate, abusive, vulgar, hateful, harassing, obscene, profane, sexually oriented, threatening, invasive of a person's privacy, adult material, or otherwise in violation of any UK or International law. You also agree not to post any copyrighted material unless you own the copyright or you have written consent from the owner of the copyrighted material. Spam, flooding, advertisements, chain letters, pyramid schemes, and solicitations are also forbidden on this forum.
You remain solely responsible for the content of your posted messages. Furthermore, you agree to indemnify and hold harmless the administrators of any BG forum, any related BG websites, BG staff, and its subsidiaries. BG also reserve the right to reveal your identity (or any other related information collected on this service) in the event of a formal complaint or legal action arising from any situation caused by your use of this forum.
Forum Posted messages express the views of the author, and not necessarily the views of BG, its staff, its subsidiaries, or the forum owner/administrator. BG and its affiliates specifically disclaim any liability with regard to the forum and the content therein and any actions resulting from your participation or the participation of others using the forum. Where discussion forum owners or administrators are appointed, these are not authorised spokespersons of BG, and their views do not necessarily reflect those of BG.
Any user who feels that a posted message is objectionable or questions the accuracy of the content is encouraged to notify a BG administrator or BG Customer Services immediately.
It is your responsibility to present accurate and appropriate information when managing your profile. Any information BG determine to be inaccurate or vulgar in nature will be removed, with or without prior notice. Appropriate sanctions may be applicable.
In the event of any violation, your BG Academy account will be suspended until further notice and an investigation may take place. For queries about account suspension, please contact Customer Services.
Posting User Content
BG does not endorse the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of any User Content and is not responsible or liable for any User Content, even though it may be unlawful, harassing, libellous, privacy invading, abusive, threatening, harmful, vulgar, obscene, or otherwise objectionable, or may infringe upon the intellectual property or other rights of another. User Content expresses the views of the author, and not necessarily the views of BG, its staff, its subsidiaries, or the site/forum owner/administrator.
BG reserves the right to remove objectionable content, within a reasonable time frame, if removal is deemed necessary. Please note that BG may not be able to remove or edit messages immediately.
You acknowledge that BG does not pre-screen User Posted Content, and has no obligation to do so, but that BG will have the right (but not the obligation) in their sole discretion to refuse, edit, move or remove any User Content that is Posted on or through the BG websites.
Content or communications posted using the forum are public, not private, communications and others may read your communications without your knowledge or consent. You should not have any expectation of privacy relative to your communications through the forum.
Plagiarism can be defined as submitting another person’s ideas, words, images or data without giving that person credit or proper acknowledgement. Plagiarism is a form of academic dishonesty, comparable with theft.
Knowingly using the work of others as your own is not permitted on this site. BG uses a range of software tools to ensure any examined sessions, marked submissions and resources submitted for publication on the BG website are original works.
BG considers that you have committed plagiarism if you:
- use phrases, quotes or ideas not your own;
- paraphrase the work of another even though you may have changed the wording or syntax;
- use facts or data not considered common knowledge;
- submit a paper written for another course or qualification (academic dishonesty);
- submit a paper from an essay service or agency even though you may have paid for it;
- submit a paper by another person even though he or she may have given you permission to use it.
You should also note that plagiarism not only includes written work, but also computer data, research, musical scores, video programs and visual arts.
Plagiarism is a serious issue, especially in a learning environment. Your tutors and assessors must be able to rely on the integrity of a student’s work in order to provide a climate for safe and effective learning.
When you are unsure if acknowledgement is needed, add the acknowledgement. The penalties for plagiarism can include loss of all credit for the assignment with no opportunity to re-submit. This may significantly lower your chances of successfully completing a course.
The BG Academy is provided to develop skills and knowledge and as such cannot tolerate cheating that reduces the effectiveness of resources and materials.
You agree to never give your password out to another person. You also agree to never use another person's account for any reason. To prevent account theft, we recommend you use a complex and unique password for your account.
British Gymnastics Disclaimer
BG reserves the right:
- To remove a user account on the network.
- To monitor the use of online activities. This may include real-time monitoring of site activity and/or maintaining a log of site activity for later review.
- To provide internal and external controls as appropriate and feasible. Such controls shall include the right to determine who will have access to BG-owned resources and, specifically, to exclude those who do not abide by BG's acceptable use policy or other policies governing the use of BG Resources.
- To change its policies and rules at any time.
BG makes no warranties (expressed or implied) with respect to the content of any advice or information received by a user, or any costs or charges incurred as a result of seeing or accepting any information; and any costs, liability, or damages caused by the way the user chooses to use his or her access to the network.
There are no facilities provided by this system for sending or receiving private or confidential electronic communications. System administrators have access to all forum posts and uploaded materials and will monitor these. Messages relating to or in support of illegal activities will be reported to the appropriate authorities.
We work hard to make your experience enjoyable. However, we cannot always anticipate technical or other operational difficulties which may result in loss of data, personal user settings or other service interruptions. For this reason, you agree that the Services, including the services of our third-party service providers, are provided "AS IS" and "AS AVAILABLE". Neither BG nor any third-party service providers assume responsibility for the timeliness, deletion, mis-delivery or failure to store any data, communications or personal user settings. BG will accept no liability in the event of service interruptions that disrupt educational activities
BG provides you with access to a rich collection of online resources, including communication tools, online forums, personalised content and educational resources. Some services are presently provided free of charge and others require payment. BG reserves the right to change or to discontinue temporarily or permanently the services at any time without notice. You agree that BG will not be liable to you or any third party for any modification or discontinuance of the services.
You are responsible for providing all personal computer and communications equipment necessary to gain access to the BG Academy website.