These terms govern your use of the IF Community (“the community”) at To contribute to the community, you must agree to these terms.

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Important Terms

These terms include a number of important provisions that affect your rights and responsibilities, such as the disclaimers in Disclaimers, limits on our liability to you in Limits on Liability, your agreement to cover us for damages caused by your misuse of the community in Responsibility for Your Use, and an important statement about the law governing your participation in and contribution to the community in Disputes.

Conditions for Participating in the Community

Your permission to participate in the community is subject to the following conditions:

  1. You must be a current or recent student of a university in the UK.

  2. You may no longer participate in the community if we contact you directly to say that you may not.

  3. You must participate in the community in accordance with Acceptable Use and Content Standards.

Acceptable Use

  1. You may not break the law whilst participating in the community.

  2. You may not use or try to use another person’s account in the community without their specific permission.

  3. You may not buy, sell, or otherwise trade in user names or other unique identifiers in the community.

  4. You may not send advertisements, chain letters, or other solicitations through the community, or use the community to gather addresses or other personal data for commercial mailing lists or databases.

  5. You may not automate access to the community, or monitor the community, such as with a web crawler, browser plug-in or add-on, or other computer program that is not a web browser. You may crawl the community to index it for a publicly available search engine, if you run one.

  6. You may not use the community to send e-mail to distribution lists, newsgroups, or group mail aliases.

  7. You may not falsely imply that you are affiliated with or endorsed by Inferential Futures.

  8. You may not hyperlink to images or other non-hypertext content in the community on other webpages.

  9. You may not remove any marks showing proprietary ownership from materials you download from the community.

  10. You may not show any part of the community on other websites with <iframe>.

  11. You may not disable, avoid, or circumvent any security or access restrictions of the community.

  12. You may not strain infrastructure of the community with an unreasonable volume of requests, or requests designed to impose an unreasonable load on information systems underlying the community.

  13. You may not impersonate others through the community.

  14. You may not encourage or help anyone in violation of these terms.

Content Standards

  1. You may not submit content to the community that is illegal, offensive, or otherwise harmful to others. This includes content that is harassing, inappropriate, abusive, or hateful.

  2. You may not submit content to the community that violates the law, infringes anyone’s intellectual property rights, violates anyone’s privacy, or breaches agreements you have with others.

  3. You may not submit content to the community containing malicious computer code, such as computer viruses or spyware.

  4. You may not submit content to the community as a mere placeholder, to hold a particular address, user name, or other unique identifier.

  5. You may not use the community to disclose information that you do not have the right to disclose, like others’ confidential or personal information.


We may investigate and prosecute violations of these terms to the fullest legal extent. We may notify and cooperate with law enforcement authorities in prosecuting violations of the law and these terms.

We reserve the right to change, redact, and delete content posted to the community for any reason. If you believe someone has submitted content to the community in violation of these terms, contact us immediately.

Your Account

You must create and log into an account to participate in the community.

To create an account, you must provide some information about yourself. If you create an account, you agree to provide, at a minimum, a valid UK university e-mail address, and to keep that address up-to-date. You may close your account at any time by e-mailing

You agree to be responsible for all action taken using your account, whether authorised by you or not, until you either close your account or notify us that your account has been compromised. You agree to notify us immediately if you suspect your account has been compromised. You agree to select a secure password for your account, and keep it secret.

We may restrict, suspend, or close your account in the community according to its policy for handling copyright-related takedown requests, or if we reasonably believes that you’ve broken any rule in these terms.

Your Content

Nothing in these terms gives us any ownership rights in intellectual property that you share with the community, such as your account information, posts, or other content you submit to the community. Nothing in these terms gives you any ownership rights to our intellectual property, either.

You are solely responsible for content you submit to the community. You agree not to wrongly imply that content you submit to the community is sponsored or approved by us. These terms do not oblige us to store, maintain, or provide copies of content you submit, and to change it, according to these terms.

Content you submit to the community belongs to you, and you decide what permission to give others for it. But at a minimum, you license us to provide content that you submit to the community to other members of the community. That special license allows us to copy, publish, and analyse content you submit to the community.

When content you submit is removed from the community, whether by you or by us, our special license ends when the last copy disappears from our backups, caches, and other systems. Other licenses you apply to content you submit, such as Creative Commons licenses, may continue after your content is removed. Those licenses may give others, or us, the right to share your content through the community again.

Others who receive content you submit to the community may violate the terms on which you license your content. You agree that we will not be liable to you for those violations or their consequences.

Your Responsibility

You agree to indemnify us from legal claims by others related to your breach of these terms, or breach of these terms by others using your account on the community. Both you and we agree to notify the other side of any legal claims for which you might have to indemnify us as soon as possible. If we fail to notify you of a legal claim promptly, you won’t have to indemnify us for damages that you could have defended against or mitigated with prompt notice. You agree to allow us to control investigation, defence, and settlement of legal claims for which you would have to indemnify us, and to cooperate with those efforts. We agree not to agree to any settlement that admits fault for you or imposes obligations on you without your prior agreement.


You accept all risk of participating in the community and content posted to the community, and accept that you alone are responsible for deciding what course of action to take in relation to content published in the community. As far as the law allows, we and our suppliers provide the community as is, without any warranty whatsoever.

The community may hyperlink to and integrate services provided by others. We do not make any warranty about services provided by others, or content they may provide. Use of services provided by others may be governed by other terms between you and the one providing the service.

Limits on Liability

Neither we nor our suppliers will be liable to you for breach-of-contract damages their personnel could not have reasonably foreseen when you agreed to these terms.

We shall have no liability to you for any indirect, special or consequential loss to you arising out of or in connection with your use of the community, except in respect of death or personal injury resulting from negligence.


We welcome your feedback and suggestions for the community. See the Contact section below for ways to get in touch with us.

You agree that we will be free to act on feedback and suggestions you provide, and that we don’t have to notify you that your feedback was used, get your permission to use it, or pay you. You agree not to submit feedback or suggestions that you believe might be confidential or proprietary, to you or others.


Either you or we may end the agreement written in these terms at any time. When the agreement between you and us ends, your permission to participate in the community also ends.

The following provisions survive the end of our agreement: Your Content, Feedback, Your Responsibility, Disclaimers, Limits on Liability, and General Terms.


English law will govern any dispute related to these terms or your participation in the community.

You and we agree to seek injunctions related to these terms only in the courts in England.

General Terms

If any provision of these terms is unenforceable as written, but could be changed to make it enforceable, that provision shall be modified to the minimum extent necessary to make it enforceable. Otherwise, that provision shall be removed.

You may not assign your agreement with us to anyone else. We may assign your agreement to any affiliate of ours, any other company that obtains control of our company, or any other company that buys assets of our company related to the community. Any attempted assignment against these terms has no legal effect.

Neither the exercise of any right under this Agreement, nor waiver of any breach of this Agreement, waives any other breach of this Agreement.

These terms embody all the terms of agreement between you and us about participation in the community. These terms entirely replace any other agreements about your participation in the community, written or not.


You may notify us under these terms, and send questions to us, at

We may notify you under these terms using the e-mail address you provide for your account, or by posting a message to the homepage of the community or to your account page.


These terms were last updated on 14 August 2023, and may be updated subsequently. All updates will be posted to the community. For updates that contain substantial changes, we agrees to notify you by e-mail, if you have created an account and provided a valid e-mail address. We may also announce updates with special messages or alerts in the community.

Once you get notice of an update to these terms, you must agree to the new terms in order to cotinue your participation in the community.