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DECC Blog Terms and Conditions

About this blog

This blog has been set up to let those with an interest in energy and climate change issues, share their thoughts, ideas and experiences. The contributors have a wide range of perspectives reflecting their different and varied roles in the public, private and charitable sectors. The posts contain the personal views of our bloggers. Please note, that posts written by our guest bloggers may not reflect the views of DECC or the UK government. We invite you to share your views with us. We undertake to read all comments posted and to respond where appropriate. Try to keep your comments short – we won’t publish articles longer than 500 words. We encourage open, lively debate but the decision to publish comments received via this site remains at DECC’s discretion. We will endeavour to publish comments as soon as possible, but please note that this will take longer outside of core working hours.

Terms and conditions

By submitting a comment to this site you agree to abide by the following rules. DECC reserves the right not to publish comments that contravene any of these rules.

1. Personal identification

Anonymous comments will not be accepted. All comments submitted to this site must include your name and a genuine email address. Do not represent yourself as another person.

 2. Conduct and use of language

Your comment should be within the scope of the topic under discussion. Comments should be civil and tasteful, and must not be malicious or designed to offend. Swear-words and profanity will not be accepted. No reference should be made to the personality of other participants nor should attacks be made on an individual’s character.

3. Legal liability

You should remember that you are legally responsible for what you write. By submitting a comment you undertake to indemnify DECC against any liability arising from breach of confidentiality or copyright, or any obscene, defamatory, seditious, blasphemous or other actionable statement you may make.

 4. Advertising, spamming and research

No advertising or promotion is allowed except where it is for an event, publication or similar item that has direct relevance to the subject of discussion. Information about locating and sharing knowledge and expertise is welcomed, but within the specific discussion provided.

 5. Propriety and moderation

This is a Government website and comments used for party political purposes will be removed.

Comments that violate any of the above rules will not be published. We will not edit any of your comments, but we may contact you if your comments contravene these rules.

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