This Acceptable Use Policy was last updated in March 2023.


This Acceptable Use Policy sets out the content standards that apply when you upload content to (“Press Loft”), make contact with other Press Loft users, link to Press Loft, or interact with Press Loft in any other way.

1. By using Press Loft you accept these terms

1.1By using Press Loft, you confirm that you accept the terms and conditions of this policy and that you agree to comply with them.

1.2If you do not agree to these terms, you must not use Press Loft.

1.3We recommend that you print a copy of these terms for future reference.

1.4The Press Loft Terms of Use also apply to your use of Press Loft, as well as any other documents referred to in the Terms of Use.

2. Prohibited uses

2.1You may use Press Loft only for lawful purposes. You may not use Press Loft:

2.1.1In any way that breaches any applicable local, national or international law or regulation.

2.1.2In any way that is unlawful or fraudulent or has any unlawful or fraudulent purpose or effect.

2.1.3For the purpose of harming or attempting to harm minors in any way.

2.1.4To bully, insult, intimidate or humiliate any person.

2.1.5To send, knowingly receive, upload, download, use or re-use any material which does not comply with our content standards in Clause 4 below.

2.1.6To transmit, or procure the sending of, any unsolicited or unauthorised advertising or promotional material or any other form of similar solicitation (spam).

2.1.7To knowingly transmit any data, send or upload any material that contains viruses, Trojan horses, worms, time-bombs, keystroke loggers, spyware, adware or any other harmful programs or similar computer code designed to adversely affect the operation of any computer software or hardware.

2.2You also agree:

2.2.1Not to reproduce, duplicate, copy or re-sell any part of Press Loft in contravention of the provisions of the Terms of Use

2.2.2Not to access without authority, interfere with, damage or disrupt:

(a)any part of Press Loft;

(b)any equipment or network on which Press Loft is operated or stored;

(c)any software used in the provision of Press Loft; or

(d)any equipment or network or software owned or used by any third party.

2.2.3Not to access and/or utilise any code, documentation or otherwise in order to replicate, compete with, circumnavigate or adversely impact Press Loft’s services.

2.2.4Not to attempt to disassemble, decompile, decrypt, reverse engineer, extract, or otherwise attempt to discover any Press Loft source code or non-literal aspects (such as the underlying structure, sequence, organisation, file formats, non-public APIs, ideas, or algorithms) in contravention of the provisions of the Terms of Use.

3. Interactive services

3.1We may from time to time provide interactive services on Press Loft, including, without limitation:

3.1.1Email / messaging facilities;

3.1.2Bulletin boards;


3.1.4Collaborations; and

3.1.5Journalist Requests.

(interactive services)

3.2Where we do provide interactive services, we will provide clear information to you about the kind of service offered, if it is moderated, and what form of moderation is used (including whether it is human or technical).

3.3We will do our best to assess any possible risks for users (and in particular, for children) from third parties when they use any interactive service provided on our site, and we will decide in each case whether it is appropriate to use moderation of the relevant service (including what kind of moderation to use) in the light of those risks. However, we are under no obligation to oversee, monitor, or moderate any interactive service available on Press Loft, and we expressly exclude our liability for any loss or damage arising from the use of any interactive service by a user in contravention of our content standards, whether the service is moderated or not.

3.4The use of any of our interactive services by a minor is subject to the consent of their parent or guardian. We advise parents who permit their children to use an interactive service that it is important that they communicate with their children about their safety online. Minors who are using any interactive service should be made aware of the potential risks to them, and their use of Press Loft should be under the supervision of their parent or guardian.

3.5Where we do moderate an interactive service, we will normally provide you with a means of contacting the moderator, should a concern or difficulty arise.

4. Content standards

4.1These content standards apply to any and all material which you contribute to Press Loft (Contribution), and to any interactive services associated with it.

4.2The Content Standards must be complied with at all times, and apply to each part of any Contribution as well as to its whole.

4.3We will determine, in our sole discretion, whether a Contribution breaches the Content Standards.

4.4A Contribution must:

4.4.1Be accurate (where it states facts).

4.4.2Be genuinely held (where it states opinions).

4.4.3Comply with the law applicable in England and Wales and in any country from which it is posted.

4.5A Contribution must not:

4.5.1Be defamatory of any person.

4.5.2Be obscene, offensive, hateful or inflammatory.

4.5.3Bully, insult, intimidate or humiliate.

4.5.4Promote sexually explicit material.

4.5.5Include child sexual abuse material.

4.5.6Promote violence.

4.5.7Promote discrimination based on race, sex, religion, nationality, disability, sexual orientation or age.

4.5.8Infringe any copyright, database right or trade mark of any other person.

4.5.9Be likely to deceive any person.

4.5.10Breach any legal duty owed to a third party, such as a contractual duty or a duty of confidence.

4.5.11Promote any illegal activity.

4.5.12Be in contempt of court.

4.5.13Be threatening, abuse or invade another’s privacy, or cause annoyance, inconvenience or needless anxiety.

4.5.14Be likely to harass, upset, embarrass, alarm or annoy any other person.

4.5.15Impersonate any person, or misrepresent your identity or affiliation with any person.

4.5.16Give the impression that the Contribution emanates from us, if this is not the case.

4.5.17Advocate, promote, incite any party to commit, or assist any unlawful or criminal act such as (by way of example only) copyright infringement or computer misuse.

4.5.18Contain a statement which you know or believe, or have reasonable grounds for believing, that members of the public to whom the statement is, or is to be, published are likely to understand as a direct or indirect encouragement or other inducement to the commission, preparation or instigation of acts of terrorism.

4.5.19Contain any advertising or promote any services or web links to other sites that aren’t strictly necessary for the use of Press Loft’s services.

4.5.20Be knowingly unsolicited, unwanted or considered spam.

5. Breach of this policy

5.1When we consider that a breach of this Acceptable Use Policy has occurred, we may take such action as we deem appropriate.

5.2Failure to comply with this Acceptable Use Policy constitutes a material breach of the Press Loft Terms of Use upon which you are permitted to use Press Loft, and may result in our taking all or any of the following actions:

5.2.1Immediate, temporary or permanent withdrawal of your right to use Press Loft.

5.2.2Immediate, temporary or permanent removal of any Contribution uploaded by you to Press Loft.

5.2.3Issue of a warning to you.

5.2.4Legal proceedings against you for reimbursement of all costs on an indemnity basis (including, but not limited to, reasonable administrative and legal costs) resulting from the breach.

5.2.5Further legal action against you.

5.2.6Disclosure of such information to law enforcement authorities as we reasonably feel is necessary or as required by law.

5.3We exclude our liability for all action we may take in response to breaches of this Acceptable Use Policy. The actions we may take are not limited to those described above, and we may take any other action we reasonably deem appropriate.

6. Which country’s laws apply to any disputes?

The terms of this policy, its subject matter and its formation (and any non-contractual disputes or claims) are governed by English law. You and we both agree to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of England and Wales.

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