Terms and conditions

In these terms and conditions, “The Rooftop” means the website, editorial and social media content created by The Rooftop News CIC, a community interest company, registered in Scotland number SC675442 at The Melting Pot, 5 Rose Street, Edinburgh, EH2 2PR.

Regardless of how you access The Rooftop, you agree to be bound by these terms and conditions and those of WordPress.

We aim to correct straightforward errors as soon as possible. This will usually be within 24 hours of receiving a notification. Please email editor [at] the rooftop [dot] news with “REQUEST FOR CORRECTION” in the subject line. The email should clearly state the article, nature of error and proposed correction. Failure to include this information will lead to the request being deleted. All complaints should start with a request for correction and, if the correction is declined, the complaints policy will be followed. This policy is the recommended approach by regulatory body IMPRESS.

Your use of The Rooftop is for your own personal use only. You acknowledge that, The Rooftop News CIC is, except where explicitly stated, the sole owner of all content on The Rooftop, including, without limitation, all applicable copyrights, patents, trademarks, trade secrets, trade names, logos, and other intellectual property rights thereto, as well as text, images, graphics, logos, audio, video and other material appearing on the site (i.e. content).

The Rooftop and the content are protected by the copyright laws and other intellectual property laws of the United Kingdom and are protected globally by applicable international copyright treaties.

You may download, print and email extracts from The Rooftop for your own personal use only, provided you maintain and abide by any author attribution, copyright or trademark notice or restriction in any material that you download, print or email.

You may share links to The Rooftop content via email, social media and online freely and for no fee.

To the extent permitted at law, we do not accept any responsibility for any statement in The Rooftop’s content. Nothing on The Rooftop is provided for any specific purpose or at the request of any particular person. No content is approved or sent for approval by the organisations mentioned in content. Editorial content is written by our writers and represent their own personal views or those of the person quoted. The views expressed are not those of The Rooftop, our sponsors / patrons / advertisers / donors or any organisation mentioned in content or connected to The Rooftop.

We will not be liable for any loss caused as a result of your doing, or not doing, anything as a result of viewing, reading or listening to The Rooftop content or any part of it.

You can access other sites via links and adverts carried on The Rooftop. These sites are not under our control and we are not responsible in any way for any of their contents. All advertising content is the responsibility of the advertiser.

We give no warranties of any kind concerning The Rooftop or our content. In particular, we do not warrant that The Rooftop or any of its contents are virus free. We accept no responsibility for any infection by virus or other contamination or by anything which has destructive properties.

We accept no responsibility or liability for any interruption or delay for down-time.

Please refer to our Ethical and Editorial Policy for more information.

Prior to 16 November 2020, The Rooftop was a trading name of Campaign Collective. Campaign Collective is a company registered in England and Wales number 07705306. VAT Registration Number 236 9300 09. 27 Dingley Place, London, EC1V 8BR , UK contact@campaigncollective.org. Campaign Collective is a member of Social Enterprise UK.

Privacy Policy

Our website address is: https://therooftop.news.

Our site collects as little personal information as possible. By reading articles on this site, we do not collect any personal data, such as name, email address, personal account preferences; or transactional data, such as purchase information. Technical data, such as information about cookies, may be collected by WordPress or by our advertising providers to enable the smooth running of the site.

When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

An anonymised string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service Privacy Policy is available here: https://automattic.com/privacy/. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.

If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.

If you leave a comment on our site you may opt in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognise and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

If you have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.

We collect information about visitors who comment on Sites that use our Akismet anti-spam service. The information we collect depends on how the User sets up Akismet for the Site, but typically includes the commenter’s IP address, user agent, referrer, and Site URL (along with other information directly provided by the commenter such as their name, username, email address, and the comment itself).

For the Privacy Policy relating to adverts carried on this site, please refer to https://grv.media/privacy/.

Google Analytics are collected on this site, please refer to: https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=en-US.

For the generic terms and conditions associated with visiting a website powered by WordPress, please visit https://en-gb.wordpress.org/about/privacy/.