Terms of Use

Contributions to the STEM Clubs Programme website

By sharing any contribution (including any text, photographs, graphics, video or audio) with STEMNET and the STEM Clubs Programme you agree to grant STEMNET and the STEM Clubs Programme Funders (“Funders”), free of charge, permission to use the material in any way it wants (including modifying and adapting it for operational and editorial reasons) for the purposes of promoting STEMNET and the STEM Clubs Programme.

Copyright in your contribution will remain with you and this permission is not exclusive, so you can continue to use the material in any way including allowing others to use it.

In order that STEMNET and the STEM Clubs Programme can use your contribution, you confirm that your contribution is your own original work, is not defamatory and does not infringe any UK laws, that you have the right to give STEMNET and the STEM Clubs Programme permission to use it for the purposes specified above, and that you have the consent of anyone who is identifiable in your contribution or the consent of their parent/guardian if they are under 16 years of age.

STEMNET may need to contact you for administrative or verification purposes in relation to your contribution, or in relation to particular projects.

Please do not endanger yourself or others, take any unnecessary risks or break any laws when creating content you may share with STEMNET and the STEM Clubs Programme.

If you have any questions about contributing content to the STEM Clubs Programme website please contact stemclubs@stemnet.org.uk

About your Posts

All contributions must be civil and tasteful.

No disruptive, offensive or abusive behaviour: Contributions must be constructive and polite, not mean-spirited or contributed with the intention of causing trouble.

No unlawful or objectionable content:   unlawful, harassing, defamatory, abusive, threatening, harmful, obscene, profane, sexually orientated, racially offensive or otherwise objectionable material is not acceptable.

Be patient: Users of all ages and abilities may be taking part in the STEM Clubs Programme.

No spamming or off-topic material: we do not allow the submission of the same or very similar contributions many times. Please do not submit your contribution to more than one discussion, or contribute off-topic material in subject-specific areas.

No advertising or promoting.

Contributions containing languages other than English may be removed.

No impersonation.

No inappropriate (eg. vulgar, offensive, etc) user names or email addresses.


We advise that you never reveal any personal information about yourself or anyone else (eg. telephone number, postal address or email address or any other details that would allow you to be personally identified) on any area of the STEM Clubs Programme website.

Legal Requirements

You may not submit or share any defamatory or illegal material of any nature on stemclubs.net. This includes text, graphics, video programmes or audio. Contributing material to stemclubs.net with the intention of committing or promoting an illegal act is strictly prohibited.

You agree to submit to or share with stemclubs.net only contributions which are your own original work. You must not violate, plagiarise, or infringe the rights of STEMNET or third parties including copyright, trademark, trade secrets, privacy, publicity, personal or proprietary rights.

If you are under 16

Please get a parent or guardian’s permission before taking part in any area of stemclubs.net.

Never reveal any personal information about yourself or anyone else (eg. school, telephone number, your full name, home address or email address).

If you breach these rules

If you fail to abide by these rules (and/or any variations) when taking part in any area of stemclubs.net you will be sent an email which informs you why your contribution has been refused or edited. This email will also include a warning that continuing to break the rules may result in action being taken against your account or accounts.

This action may include any content posted by you being checked before allowed to go on the site or a temporary or permanent suspension of your ability to participate in any or all of the stemclub.net areas.

If you submit or share offensive or inappropriate content to or with any area on stemclubs.net or otherwise engage in any disruptive behaviour on stemclubs.net, and STEMNET considers such behaviour to be serious and/or repeated, STEMNET may use whatever information that is available to it about you to stop any further such infringements. This may include informing relevant third parties such as your employer, parent or guardian, school or email provider about the infringement(s).

STEMNET reserves the right to delete any contribution, or take action against any STEM Clubs Programme website account, at any time, for any reason.

Disclaimers and Limitations of Liability

Where content posted on the stemclubs.net website has been created by members of the public the views expressed are theirs and unless specifically stated are not those of STEMNET and its funders. Neither STEMNET nor its Funders are responsible for any content posted by members of the public on stemclubs.net or for the availability or content of any third party sites that are accessible through stemclubs.net. Any links to third party websites from stemclubs.net do not amount to any endorsement of that site by STEMNET or the STEM Clubs Programme and any use of that site by you is at your own risk.

Stemclubs.net content, including the information, names, images, pictures, logos and icons regarding or relating to STEMNET, the STEM Clubs Programme and its Funders is provided “As Is” and on an “As Available” basis.

STEMNET does not guarantee the timelines, completeness or performance of the website or any of the content. While we try to ensure that all content provided by STEMNET and the STEM Clubs Programme is correct at the time of publication no responsibility is accepted by or on behalf of STEMNET and the STEM Clubs Programme for any errors, omissions or inaccurate content on the website.

STEMNET and the STEM Clubs Programme do not warrant that functions available on stemclubs.net will be uninterrupted or error free, that defects will be corrected, or that stemclubs.net or the server that make it available are free of viruses or bugs. You acknowledge that it is your responsibility to implement sufficient procedures and virus checks (including anti-virus and other security checks) to satisfy your particular requirements for the accuracy of data input and output.


The failure or delay of STEMNET to exercise any right in these terms does not waive STEMNET’s right to enforce that right.

These terms shall be governed by and interpreted in accordance with the laws of England which shall have exclusive jurisdiction over any disputes.

If you would like to contact STEMNET about these Terms of Use, then please use the contact information on the Contact Us page.

Updated December 2014