Terms and Conditions


By using this site you are accepting the terms and conditions listed below.  Do not register interest in this project unless you have read and accepted all these terms and conditions.  If you do not accept the terms and conditions do not participate in this project.

Your access to and use of the Forums and the Services outlined below, are subject exclusively to these Terms and Conditions. You will not use the Forums/Services for any purpose that is unlawful or prohibited by these Terms and Conditions. By using the Forums/Services you are fully accepting the terms, conditions and disclaimers contained in this notice. If you do not accept these Terms and Conditions you must immediately stop using the Forums/Services.

The owners of the Forums/Services reserve the right to update or amend these Terms and Conditions at any time and your continued use of the Forums/Services following any changes shall be deemed to be your acceptance of such change. It is therefore your responsibility to check the Terms and Conditions regularly for any changes.

We have endeavoured to make the Forums/Services usable by a range of computer configurations.  It is possible however that you may experience some difficulties with some of the operations on your particular machine.


  1. The MoodSwings program is not a substitute for professional advice or treatment.
  2. The MoodSwings researchers are unable to provide you with personal advice.  You should always seek the advice of a health professional with specific questions or issues you have regarding your medical/psychological condition.
  3. You should never disregard personal medical advice given to you based on material you have read on the MoodSwings site.
  4.  At any time while participating in the MoodSwings program if you or others notice you are becoming unwell you should seek professional face-to-face assistance as soon as possible.  At any time you are feeling suicidal immediate assistance should be sought.


The Forums may provide communication tools such as email, bulletin boards, chat areas, news groups, forums and/or other message or communication facilities (“the Services”) designed to enable you to communicate with others. Unless stated otherwise the Services are for your personal and non-commercial use only.


If a particular Service requires you to open an account you will be required to complete the registration process by providing certain information and registering a username and password for use with the Services. You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of the username and password and also for all activities that take place under your account. You agree to immediately notify the owners of the Forums/Services of any unauthorised use of your password or account or any other breach of security. In no event will the owners of the Forums/Services be liable for any indirect or consequential loss or damage whatsoever resulting from the disclosure of your username and/or password. You may not use another person’s account at any time, without the express permission of the account holder.


You acknowledge that all information, text, graphics, logos, photographs, images, moving images, sound, illustrations and other materials (“the Content”), whether posted publicly or transmitted privately by users of the site, are the sole responsibility of the person from whom such Content originated. The owners of the Forums/Services do not control or endorse the Content and cannot guarantee the accuracy, integrity or quality of such Content and you acknowledge that by using the Services you may be exposed to Content that is offensive and/or indecent. The owners of the Forums/Services will not be liable in any way for any Content or for any loss or damage of any kind resulting from the use of any Content transmitted via the Services and you agree to bear all risks associated with the use of any Content, including any reliance on the accuracy or completeness of such Content.

In using the Forums/Services you agree not to:

  1. use the Services to send junk email, spam, chain letters, pyramid schemes or any other unsolicited messages, commercial or otherwise;
  2. post, publish, distribute or disseminate material or information that is defamatory, infringing, obscene, indecent, threatening, abusive, harassing or unlawful;
  3. post, publish, distribute or disseminate material or information that incites discrimination, hate or violence towards any person or group on account of their race, religion, disability, nationality or otherwise;
  4. threaten, abuse, disrupt, stalk or otherwise violate the legal rights (including rights of privacy and publicity) of others;
  5. use any information or material in any manner that infringes any copyright, trademark, patent or other proprietary right of any party;
  6. make available or upload files that contain a virus, worm, trojan or corrupt data that may damage the operation of the computer or property of another;
  7. collect or store personal information about others, including email addresses;
  8. advertise or offer to buy or sell goods or services for any commercial purpose, unless such communication facility specifically allows such messages;
  9. impersonate any person or entity for the purpose of misleading others;
  10. violate any applicable laws or regulations;
  11. use the Forums/Services in any manner that could damage, disable, overburden or impair the Forums/Services or interfere with any other party’s use and enjoyment of the Forums/Services;
  12. post, publish, distribute or disseminate material or information that you do not have a right to transmit under any law or under contractual or fiduciary relationships (such as inside information or confidential information disclosed in the course of employment or under a confidentiality agreement);
  13. attempt to gain unauthorised access to any of the Services, other accounts, computer systems or networks connected to the Forums/Services through hacking, password mining or any other means.

The owners of the Forums/Services have no obligation to monitor the Services but shall be entitled to review materials posted to a communications facility and, at its sole discretion, to remove any material that breaches these Terms and Conditions or is otherwise objectionable.


The owners of the Forums/Services have the right to terminate your access to any or all of the Services at any time, without notice, for any reason, including without limitation, breach of these Terms and Conditions. The owners of the Forums/Services may also at any time, at their sole discretion, discontinue the Forums/Services or any part thereof without prior notice and you agree that the owners of the Forums/Services shall not be liable to you or any third party for any termination of your access to the Forums/Services.


The Website/Services may include links to third party websites that are controlled and maintained by others. Any link to other websites is not an endorsement of such websites and you acknowledge and agree that the owners of the Forums/Services are not responsible for the content or availability of any such sites.


You agree to comply with all applicable laws regarding the transmission of technical data exported from the country the Forums/Services is hosted from or the country in which you reside (if different) and with all local laws and rules regarding acceptable use of and conduct on the Internet.


The Website and its content (including without limitation the Website design, text, graphics and all software and source codes connected with the Website and the Services) are protected by copyright, trade marks, patents and other intellectual property rights and laws. In accessing the Website you agree that you will access the contents solely for your personal, non-commercial use. None of the content may be downloaded, copied, reproduced, transmitted, stored, sold or distributed without the prior written consent of the copyright holder. This excludes the downloading, copying and/or printing of pages of the Website for personal, non-commercial home use only.

The owners of the Forums/Services do not claim ownership of any materials you post, upload or submit to any publicly accessible area of the Services. However, by doing so you are granting the owners of the Forums/Services a world-wide, royalty free, non-exclusive licence to copy, distribute, transmit, reproduce, publicly display, edit, translate or publish such Content in a way that protects your anonymity for as long as you elect to display such Content via the Services. The licence shall be terminated when such Content is deleted from the Services.


You agree to indemnify and hold the owners of the Forums/Services and its employees and agents harmless from and against any breach by you of these Terms and Conditions and any claim or demand brought against the owners of the Forums/Services by any third party arising out of your use of the Services and/or any Content submitted, posted or transmitted through the Services, including without limitation, all claims, actions, proceedings, losses, liabilities, damages, costs, expenses (including reasonable legal costs and expenses) howsoever suffered or incurred by the owners of the Forums/Services in consequence of your breach of these Terms and Conditions.


Use of the Forums/Services is at your own risk. The Forums/Services are provided on an “AS IS” and “AS AVAILABLE” basis without any representation or endorsement made and without warranty of any kind whether express or implied, including but not limited to the implied warranties of satisfactory quality, fitness for a particular purpose, non-infringement, compatibility, security and accuracy.

To the extent permitted by law, the owners of the Forums/Services will not be liable for any indirect or consequential loss or damage whatsoever (including without limitation loss of business, opportunity, data, profits) arising out of or in connection with the use of the Forums/Services.

The owners of the Forums/Services make no warranty that the Forums/Services will meet your requirements, that the Content will be accurate or reliable, that the functionality of the Forums/Services will be uninterrupted or error free, that defects will be corrected or that the Forums/Services or the server that makes them available are free of viruses or anything else that may be harmful or destructive.

Nothing in these Terms and Conditions shall be construed so as to exclude or limit the liability of the owners of the Forums/Services for death or personal injury as a result of the negligence of the owners of the Forums/Services or that of its employees or agents.

Nothing in these Terms and Conditions shall affect your statutory rights as a consumer.


If any of these Terms and Conditions should be determined to be invalid, illegal or unenforceable for any reason by any court of competent jurisdiction then such Term or Condition shall be severed and the remaining Terms and Conditions shall survive and remain in full force and effect and continue to be binding and enforceable.