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Rules & Disclaimers

Below are some of the rules and disclaimers that apply to the club's website and forum:

Online Disclaimers

Every effort is made to provide information that is accurate. However, the content of this website is subject to change at any time by appropriate action of the Les Croupiers Running Club.

Copyright in this website rests with Les Croupiers Running Club unless otherwise indicated.

Privacy Policy:
To register for the forum you will need to give your email address. Please see the club's data protection policy which is compliant with GDPR regulations.

No Medical Advice:
The information posted here should not be considered medical advice and is not intended to replace consultation with a qualified medical professional.

No Warranties:
This web site is provided on an "as is", "as available" basis without warranties of any kind, express or implied. No oral advice or written information provided shall create a warranty; nor shall members or visitors to the site rely on any such information or advice. This publication is not intended to be a contract, explicit or implied, and Les Croupiers Running Club reserves the right to make changes in the information contained.

Information Subject to Change:
Any information on this web site may include technical inaccuracies or typographical errors. Furthermore, the information may change from time to time without any notice.

Disclaimer of Endorsement:
Any external links on this site have been provided as a service and convenience to this site's users. These external sites are created and maintained by other public and private organisations. Les Croupiers Running Club does not control or guarantee the accuracy, relevance, timeliness, or completeness of this outside information. Further, the inclusion of links to particular external sites is neither intended to reflect their importance, nor is it intended to endorse any views expressed, products or services offered on these sites, or the organisations sponsoring the sites.

Disclaimer of Liability:
The user assumes all responsibility and risk for the use of this web site and the Internet generally. Under no circumstances, including negligence, shall anyone involved in creating or maintaining this web site be liable for any DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL or CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, or LOST PROFITS that result from the use or inability to use the web site and/or any other web sites which are linked to this site. Nor shall they be liable for any such damages including, but not limited to, reliance by a member or visitor on any information obtained via the web site; or that result from mistakes, omissions, interruptions, deletion of files, viruses, errors, defects, or any failure of performance, communications failure, theft, destruction or unauthorized access. States or Countries which do not allow some or all of the above limitations of liability, liability shall be limited to the greatest extent allowed by law.

Online Rules

All good forums are moderated and have a set of rules by which users can abide when posting their messages and forum moderators can follow when observing their use. The absence of rules can make it unclear as to what is acceptable on the club pages or the reasons for locking or removing threads.

What’s ok……

  1. Comments about running, club life and Les Croups in general (including constructive criticism).
  2. Offers of lifts, notification of upcoming events, details of social activity of interest to club members.
  3. Questions and queries about running, triathlon, multi-sport.
  4. Ideas for improvement and suggestions.

What’s not ok………

  1. Anything abusive or upsetting to club members and/or non-club members.
  2. Anything that may bring the Club into disrepute or tarnish our reputation.
  3. Raising of sensitive club matters that are best discussed offline (e.g. with team captains, other committee members or at our open committee meetings (open to Club members).
  4. Asking for or giving unqualified medical advice. 
  5. Posting under an alias or another's name.
  6. Using the site to promote/discuss political issues.
  7. Using the site to tout for business or posting spam.

The vast majority of the time we don’t have a problem with forum use, though occasionally an item may be removed or a thread locked as the editorial team and/or committee feel a post (or the entire thread) has overstepped the mark, may overstep the mark, has run out of steam or is just plain old spam. We do appreciate that sometimes the reasons for this may not be obvious to the casual observer, but please bear in mind that we are a very large club, our views count and that the debate, discussions and comment happen in the most public of arenas. We regularly have to work with many outside agencies and public bodies to ensure that some of the services that we offer – races in particular – remain available in a world where it is increasingly difficult to offer sporting services that are genuinely open to all.

One further thing that we would ask, is that should a post be edited, removed or locked and that you are unhappy with that decision, that you express those sentiments to the web editors directly. A right of appeal should always exist, but through the right channels. This is a courtesy we’re sure that you’ll agree is correct. The rules have been developed in consultation amongst the active members of the editorial team.

Club Safety Guidelines

The following advice is intended to keep our runners SAFE at all times!
It is also essential that, whilst out running as a club, we are seen to be polite, responsible, set a good example & not put others at risk.
AT ALL TIMES BE SAFE BE SEEN! You can never be too visible! During the day, always wear bright or light-coloured clothing - fluorescent is good.
At night we would strongly recommend that people ALWAYS wear light-coloured clothing plus a REFLECTIVE (not just fluorescent) bib or sash.
Clip on flashers are a great way to be seen. NEVER ASSUME YOU'VE BEEN SEEN. Always be cautious with traffic.
We would like to remind people that they are responsible for their own safety and that they run at their own risk.