Labour Unlocked and Membersnet are Labour Party websites which allow users to interact with one another, access information and resources from the Labour Party and organise campaigns and events.
Labour Unlocked and Membersnet are Labour Party sites and as such seek to reflect the Party’s values. The site is designed for Labour Party members and supporters to communicate with each other, to discuss policy and ideas, and to organise campaigns in their area and nationally. Whilst open discussion and debate is encouraged, please follow the guidelines of use below.
The site is not intended as a mechanism for detailed replies to specific or individual cases, from the Labour Party or its representatives. These are best with dealt via private correspondence; or in the case of Labour Party representatives via their own specified contact procedures, where available. The site is also intended to be a platform for Members and supporters, and as such is not a platform for those who do not share the Labour Party’s values.
Campaign communications with supporters will be delivered via the mechanisms provided on the platform. This media may change depending on changes to the platform over time.
These terms are posted here by The Labour Party (“the Party”, “we”, “our” or “us”). We are the owner of the site www.members.labour.org.uk and unlock.labour.org.uk (“website”, “site/s” or “Labour Unlocked and Membersnet”). You, the user (“user”, “users”, “you” or “your”), including those who are Members, are subject to the terms and principles as outlined below. Please take a moment to read them. Creating an account and using the site constitutes acceptance of these terms in full.
Content on the site provided by the Party is correct at the time of posting, and best efforts will be made to keep it up to date. The Party will also endeavour to ensure that the site is available to users 24 hours a day; however, no liability will be taken if for any reason the site in not available at any time or period.
By accessing these sites, the user agrees to abide by the terms and principles outlined, and also agree that infringement of these will result in suspension or removal of their account.
This document may be revised at any time by updating these terms and re-posting them here. We would recommend that you regularly check this document for any amendments, as once posted onto the site you will be expected to comply with them.
There may be from time to time, more specific terms that outline internal Party procedures, reflect changes in The Labour Party Rule Book, or for another reason require an amendment of the terms. If these more specific terms are posted on the site, they will take precedence.
These sites require registration via Labour Unlocked in order to access the majority of content. Members’ areas will only be accessible to current members, who meet the criteria as in the Party Rule Book. By accessing these sites you are agreeing to provide accurate contact information, and it is incumbent upon Members to endeavour to keep their contact details updated via the mechanisms provided.
The use of discussions, blogs and all other comments in Membersnet is welcomed, as a mechanism for exchanging views and debate. Similarly, campaign actions, content, and communications are an integral part of campaign engine room. However, users accept responsibility for their content, and also must acknowledge that this will not necessarily reflect the views and policies of The Labour Party.
Whilst we shall endeavour to monitor this content, it is not always possible to review all content generated, at all times. Users are asked to flag up any content that may be deemed to infringe upon any terms, or is believed to be requiring the attention of the administrators via the mechanisms provided. The Labour Party does not take responsibility for user-generated content, and cannot confirm the validity of information not originally posted by the Party.
Users are asked to maintain a civil tone in their content across the site, and also asked to read the enumerated terms as laid out below.
- Party Members are reminded that The Labour Party Rule Book is applicable to their content within the site.
- You will not use the messaging or posting facilities to spam users or groups of users.
- You will not attempt to ‘harvest’, or otherwise systematically collect users’ account information.
- If you do legitimately collect information from users for your organisation or campaign:
a) Within membersnet you will:
i) obtain their consent
ii) make it clear you (and not the Labour Party) are the one collecting their information in that given instance,If you do legitimately collect information from users for your organisation or campaign:
b) The Labour Party will take no responsibility for you, or your groups, data protection policy but reminds you that you should refer to the Data Protection Act if collecting peoples’ personal data.
- You will not ask for other users’ login information or attempt to log into an account belonging to another user.
- You will not bully, intimidate, or harass any user.
- Content within the site, including that generated by users, must reflect the core values of the Labour Party.
- You will not post content that is racist, hateful, threatening, demeaning to other users or that contains nudity or violence.
- You will not use the site to do anything unlawful, misleading, malicious, or discriminatory.
- You will not attempt to create an account for anyone other than yourself, or your organisation.
- You will not provide any false personal information in order to create multiple user accounts.
- You will not post content or take any action that violates UK law via the Labour Unlocked and Membersnet sites.
- As well as site administrators, users who set up discussions or blogs within the site are asked to help with moderation by notifying site administrators of items that infringe upon these guidelines.
- Any user generated content on Labour Unlocked and Membersnet that is deemed as infringing upon these guidelines shall be removed.
- Users who are deemed to be infringing these guidelines will have their account suspended, or deleted.
- Users take sole responsibility for their content and actions.
- In the instance of images, and video footage, by uploading such material you are confirming that you have the right to use this media, or otherwise distribute it, including permission from, or for, all persons depicted in such media; that the content is your original work and you have the right to post it; and that where you may grant the use of media that the Labour Party may use the image for communication and campaigning purposes.
- Users shall not purposefully disseminate sensitive information (including links, contact details, campaigns content, or documentation) found within the Membersnet site that may be used to the detriment the Party.
- You will use any online tools provided via your account responsibly.
Third Party Organisations
The Labour Party will not pass on any User Information to any Third Parties. However, Third Party organisations may set up pages or campaigns and contact users via this route. Users who provide information via group pages, event pages and in messaging to Third Party Organisations do so at their own discretion.
Labour Unlocked and Membersnet contains links to outside sites, for which The Labour Party have no responsibility. Users should be aware that they should consult the terms and conditions of these sites.
The sites may also host, or integrate, into a range of Third Party sites, such as Flickr and YouTube, Users are similarly directed to the respective sites for privacy and fair usage policies.
Ensuring every user’s privacy is a priority. We have designed Labour Unlocked so you can be as private, or as open as you feel like being, this will be reflected in instances of your user data from Labour Unlocked and Membersnet.
This policy is to help you make informed decisions about the level of information that you want to share with other users on members.labour.org.uk.
All Labour Unlocked users have access to a profile page which contains the following information:
- Display name
- Location [This will be the constituency that matches your post code]
- Why I joined the Labour Party
- Info [Any further information you want to tell people]
When you log into Membersnet as a member, you have the opportunity to view, add or update certain items of information on your membership profile. These are:
- Membership Details [cannot be altered]
- Membership Number
- Membership Status
- Your Constituency
- Your CLP Secretary
- Personal Details
- Home Telephone
- Ethnic Community
When you create a Labour Unlocked account as a non Member user you will be asked to provide your name, email and postcode. Your email address will be used to verify your account.
You can access and alter your information via the profile page of Labour Unlocked. This is available at any time you log into your account, and the details are amended immediately. Some of these details, like your Membership Number, cannot be altered by the user.
As well as user details, other user interactions can be performed within Labour Unlocked and Membersnet by other users.
These are within Membersnet:
- A User’s activity feed which includes information about joining groups, making comments on discussions and blogs and making contacts with other users.
- A Search Function which allows users to look for one another
- Messaging between users
- Requesting to become a contact with another user.
- In order to protect your privacy users can select who can interact with them within Membersnet.
The categories are as below:
- My Contacts – These are users who you have accepted to be contacts in Membersnet
- As above  + Labour Party members from my branch and constituency – This include members of your local party
- As above [1+2] + Labour Party members from my region – This includes members in your regional party
- As above [1+2+3] + All Labour Party members – All Party members on Membersnet
- As above [1+2+3+4] + Users who are not Labour Party members – All Party and non Party users of the system
As you can see it works on a tiered system, which allows you to restrict it to just those people who are your contacts, which can be gradually opened out until it is viewable to all users.
As you can set your privacy preference for each of the user interactions listed it is possible for a user to, for instance, allow all users to search for them, but only their contacts to see their profile feed.
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