1. By using yourassembly.com (‘the website’) you agree to be bound by these terms and conditions, which shall take effect immediately on your first use of yourassembly.com.
2. The website is owned and operated by the Northern Ireland Assembly Commission (‘the Commission’) and contains material that is protected by copyright, including Crown and parliamentary copyright, trademark and other intellectual property laws.
3. You may not modify, copy, reproduce, republish, upload, post, transmit or distribute in any way any material, including code and software, from the website save only for personal, non-commercial use.
4. The Commission agrees to provide you with information and other computer services subject to these terms and conditions.  You agree to use the website in accordance with these terms and conditions, and any additional terms and conditions that may apply to specific sections of the website and to products and services available through the website.
5. We may need to change these terms and conditions from time to time in which case we will post the revised terms and conditions on this website. By continuing to use the website after we post any such changes, you accept the terms and conditions, as modified.
6. You may establish a hypertext link to this website so long as the link does not state or imply any sponsorship of your site by the Commission.  You may not without the prior written permission of the Commission frame any of the content of the website, or incorporate into another website or other service any material, content or intellectual property belonging to the Commission.
7. By posting messages, uploading files, or otherwise providing any material to us for display on the website, you represent that you are the owner of the material, or are making your submission with the express consent of the owner of the material. When you post a message, upload a file, or otherwise provide us with material for display on the website, you are granting the Commission a royalty-free, perpetual, non-exclusive, unrestricted, worldwide license to:
• Use, copy, sublicense, adapt, transmit, publicly perform or display any such communication;
• Sublicense to third parties the unrestricted right to exercise any of
the foregoing rights granted with respect to the communication; and
• exploit any proprietary rights in such communication.
8. The Commission provides links and pointers to Internet sites maintained by third parties through the website.   Any links to third party websites from the website do not amount to any endorsement of that site by the Commission and any use of that site by you is at your own risk.   Third Party websites are outside our control and we cannot accept responsibility for the accuracy of the information they contain.
9. To the extent permitted by law, the Commission excludes all representations and warranties (whether express or implied by law), including the implied warranties of satisfactory quality, fitness for a particular purpose, non-infringement, compatibility, security and accuracy.
10.  The Commission does not guarantee the timeliness, completeness or performance of the website or any of the content. While we try to ensure that all content provided by the Commission is correct at the time of publication no responsibility is accepted by or on behalf of the Commission for any errors, omissions or inaccurate content on the website.
11. The Commission does not warrant that the website or any of its functions will be uninterrupted or error-free, that defects will be corrected, or that any part of this website or the servers that make it available, are free of viruses or other harmful components.
12. The Commission is not liable for any direct or indirect damage to user’s computers or for any loss which may result from the use of the website or services supplied through the website. The Northern Ireland Assembly Commission is not liable for defective transmission of data resulting from users’ individual or corporate IT set-ups or security settings.
Interactive Features 
13. This website may include a variety of features, such as bulletin boards, web logs, and email services, which allow feedback to the Commission and real-time interaction between users. Responsibility for what is posted on bulletin boards, web logs, and other public posting areas on the website lies with each user – you alone are responsible for the material you post. The Commission does not control the messages, information or files that you or others may provide through the website. It is a condition of your use of the website that you do not:
• Restrict or inhibit any other user from using and enjoying the website;
• Use the website to post or transmit any unlawful, threatening, abusive, libellous, defamatory, obscene, vulgar, pornographic, profane or indecent information of any kind, including without limitation any transmissions constituting or encouraging conduct that would constitute a criminal offence and/or give rise to civil liability;
• Use the website to post or transmit any information, software or other material that violates or infringes upon the rights of others, including material that is an invasion of privacy or that is protected by copyright, trademark or other proprietary right, or derivative works with respect thereto, without first obtaining permission from the owner or rights holder;
• Use the website to post or transmit any information, software or other material that contains a virus or other harmful component;
• Use the website to advertise or solicit to anyone to buy or sell products or services, or to make donations of any kind, without the express written approval of the Commission;
• Gather for marketing purposes any email addresses or other personal information that has been posted by other users of the website.
14. You understand that Northern Ireland Assembly has no obligation to monitor any bulletin boards, discussion forums, chat rooms, web logs, or other areas of the website through which users can supply information or material. However, the Commission reserves the right at all times to disclose any information as necessary to satisfy any legal obligation, or to refuse to post or to remove any information or materials, in whole or in part, which in the opinion of the Commission are objectionable or in violation of these terms and conditions.
15. Limitation of Liability 
16. The Commission shall not be liable for any of the following losses or damage (whether such damage or losses were foreseen, foreseeable, known or otherwise):
• loss of data;
• loss of revenue or anticipated profits;
• loss of business;
• loss of opportunity;
• loss of goodwill or injury to reputation;
• losses suffered by third parties; or
• any indirect, consequential, special or exemplary damages arising from the use of the website regardless of the form of action.
17. This agreement shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the law of Northern Ireland which shall be the exclusive forum for the resolution of any disputes.
18. If any provision of this agreement shall be unlawful, void or for any reason unenforceable, then that provision shall be deemed severable from this agreement and shall not affect the validity and enforceability of any remaining provisions.
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