The following terms and conditions outline the MOTE PAPER code of practice. Please consult the editor with any queries regarding the following terms and conditions.

1. Copyrights Policy

In accordance with the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988, MOTE PAPER has created and produced all writings, images and videos contained, that are not otherwise attributed and sourced, within the MOTE PAPER website and ‘first owner’ copyrights therein lies with the owner, MOTE PAPER.

Photographs taken by MOTE PAPER are with the subject’s consent, and any third-party images features either a public domain license (wherein the copyright has expired) or have been used with consent of the copyright holder.

Images sourced from social media have been taken only from publicly available profiles and pages where access has not been restricted to the public.

2. Privacy policy

In accordance with Clause 3 (Privacy) of The Independent Press Standards Organisation Code of Conduct, and Article 8 of the European Convention on Human Rights, all images used on MOTE PAPER have only been used with due consideration to an individual’s privacy.

Images sourced from social media have been taken only from publicly available profiles and pages where access has not been restricted to the public. Equally consideration has been taken to ensure subjects of all photos were aware the photograph was being taken, that is the photograph was not of a private situation.

Thereby complying also with clause 5 of the IPSO code of conduct, ensuring no intrusion into grief or shock, as a private image could be insensitive to the feelings of close friends and family.

3. Breach of confidence policy

In accordance with the law on breach of confidence, all interviews were conducted ethically on the understanding that comments would be included on a publicly accessible website and published to a third party, and so carried absolutely no quality of confidence.

No content is produced on the site that carries with it an obligation of confidence. No personal relationships exist between the MOTE PAPER editor and interviewees, nor does the editor work for the interviewees and hence has no contractual relationship. Any relationships of this kind would be acknowledge in the article introductions.

4. Data Protection policy

Under the Data Protection Act of 1998, MOTE PAPER has made the decision not to store nor include within any articles sensitive personal data pertaining to either the subjects within the MOTE PAPER website or visitors to the site. The act lists sensitive personal data as the:

  • Racial or ethnic origin;
  • political opinions;
  • religious beliefs or other beliefs of a similar nature;
  • membership of a trade union;
  • physical or mental health or condition;
  • sexual life;
  • criminal offences and any proceedings for an offence alleged to have been committed

5. Comment policy

Comments are welcomed and encouraged on this site but may be removed if they include any of the following;

  • Profanities or offensive language
  • Content deemed to be spam
  • Personal insults or are deemed an attack on any individual
  • Racist or abusive remarks

The owner of this site reserves the right to edit or delete any comments submitted without notice.

This comment policy is subject to change without notice.

6. Complaints policy

To make a complaint about any content published on this site please use the contact form below.

We will endeavour to reply to all complaints within five working days.

If a complaint requests action over content the appropriate steps will be made to alter or remove the content.

All MOTE PAPER policies outlined above are subject to change without notice.