Guernsey Press

Acceptable Use Policy

Last updated April 2024. This acceptable use policy sets out the terms between you and us under which you may access our website (our “Site”). This acceptable use policy applies to all users of, and visitors to, our Site.

Your use of our Site means that you accept, and agree to abide by, all the policies in this acceptable use policy, which supplement our terms of website use.

Our site operated by The Guernsey Press Company Limited (“We”). We are a limited company incorporated in Guernsey with registered number 12 and our registered office is at Braye Road, Vale, Guernsey, GY1 3BW, which is also our main trading address.

We want our readers to be able to engage in debate, share stories and discuss our articles in the comments section. We encourage quality conversation that is topical, intelligent, witty and even humorous. Here are five guidelines we ask all of our commenters to adhere to maintain a quality comment section for everyone:

  1. Personal abuse and bullying by name-calling, insults or threats to other users and authors will be removed. We do not tolerate religious abuse, racism, sexism, homophobia, minority abuse or any hate-speech. ‘Trollhunting’ is not permitted in the comments section. Posts containing profanity (bad language) may automatically be filtered.
  2. Potentially defamatory comments about individuals, companies or organisations are not permitted nor any material that infringes the privacy or data rights of others. Do not post text or images that breach copyright.
  3. Any comments containing conspiracy theories and/or deliberately misleading information which could be injurious to third parties may result in a suspension or permanent restriction from commenting.
  4. Comments will be removed if they are not deemed as on topic to the article they are posted under. Any content deliberately promoting a business/product will be removed. Repeatedly posted spam-like content may also be removed.
  5. Impersonation of other users or public figures will result in the removal of comments. Offensive usernames will also be removed/cancelled.

If we suspend or ban your registration, you must not attempt to re-register or submit content (e.g. by using someone else’s account), without our permission.

We exclude liability for actions taken in response to breaches of this acceptable use policy. The responses described in this policy are not limited, and we may take any other action we reasonably deem appropriate.

Changes to the Acceptable Use Policy

We may revise this acceptable use policy at any time by amending this page. You are expected to check this page from time to time to take notice of any changes we make, as they are legally binding on you. Some of the provisions contained in this acceptable use policy may also be superseded by provisions or notices published elsewhere on our Site.