These Terms of Service ("Terms") govern your access to and use of our website - A Naturist World and the products, and services ("Products"). Please read these Terms carefully, and contact us if you have any questions. By accessing or using our Products, you agree to be bound by these Terms and by the Privacy Policy. 



1. Our Mission:

Our mission is to give A Naturist World users a platform in which to explore, share, and collaborate in a trusted environment with like-minded naturist individuals.

 

2. Our Community and your commitments to A Naturist World:

We provide these services to you to help advance our mission (stated above); In order to make our community safer, we ask you to ensure the following commitments:

Ensure the information you provide about yourself is true and accurate.

Use your timeline for personal purposes and create only one account.

Do not share or give access to your account password.

 

We try to make A Naturist World widely available to all naturists but you can not use A Naturist World if:

  • You are a convicted sex offender.
  • You are under 16 years of age and have not got your parents/guardians permission.
  • Your account has been previously disabled for breaches of our terms and/or policies.

  

3. What you can not do and share on A Naturist World:

We want people to share content and express themselves, but not at the expense of other users and the community. Therefore you agree to follow the rules of conduct listed below:

You must not share or use products that breach the Terms and/or Policies that apply to your account.

Partake in anything considered sexual, unlawful, misleading, discriminatory, or fraudulent.

Make unsolicited negative or positive comments about other Members' bodies or flirtatious remarks towards Members that you are not friends with.

You must not show any form of harassment this includes; creating an intimidating, hostile, degrading, humiliating or offensive environment; racial slurs, personal insults and expressions or intolerance towards others; psychologically intimidating behaviour, making threats, aggression, displaying discriminatory symbols, antagonistic or demeaning behaviour towards ANW Members, its staff and the site itself.  If your intention is clear or in question then using inference, implication, jokes and sarcasm does not excuse your behaviour.

Use bad or offensive language.

Quoting or referring to personal messages from other Members without their permission is only allowed if you are contacting ANW privately in regards to a concern or a breach of conduct. 

You may not upload viruses or malicious code, or do anything that could disable, overburden, or impair the proper working or appearance of our products.

You may not access or collect any data from our Products by automated means (without our prior permission) or attempt to access data that you do not have permission to access.

You must not behave in a damaging or detrimental way towards ANW. If you have an issue with any aspect of the site please email [email protected] If you do not approve of ANW, naturism or its policies, you should not be a Member here. Any valid points or concerns that you bring to the team at ANW which are not covered in the FAQs or other relevant areas of the site will be carefully considered and suitable action taken.

To support our community, we encourage you to report content or conduct that you believe breaches these Terms of Service.


Free advertising and links within the Activity Feed and your Posts:

ANW will not allow unsolicited advertising within the site and on the activity feed. If you would like to promote your naturist friendly endeavour, then please contact us first and we will work with you on the best ways of publicising yourself within the site. Any unauthorised advertising within the site will not be tolerated and may result in termination of profile account.

Annual and Life Members can place links within the activity feed that they believe are of interest to the naturist community. It is very important that these links are suitable for the family friendly, non sexual beliefs of A Naturist World, so care should be taken to investigate the connecting site before linking to it. Any links found to be unsuitable or purely commercial in nature by ANW admin will be removed.

In the issue of advertising and links, ANW must be seen to protect naturism and the advertisers that have been authorised to promote their business/venture within the site. Linking to external sites can be considered as spamming or phishing and can negatively affect ANW's rankings. ANW checks the validity of each business before advertising as well as its link to naturism. If you wish to promote your business within the site, please refer to https://www.anaturistworld.com/pages/for-your-business

Activity Feed Posts 

Activity feed posts should be kept short and to the point. ANW do not want to set a letter limit as this can be very frustrating to deal with, but posts should be a short paragraph and no longer. If you wish to write detailed and lengthy posts these should be done in Forum or in the Blogs area.

Member Profiles 

Should consist of a Name or Username. Using a business name or organisation for a Member Profile page is confusing to the other members of the site and detracts from the listings within the "Explore" menu tab. These rules also protect the business entity or organsiation from people taking their identiy. People communicating with you on your profile should feel they are talking with a person and not a business entity or organisation. 



4. Photographs

Guest Members of A Naturist World are not permitted to upload photographs. Verified Guest Members are permitted to upload a photograph as their profile image. This is a feature allows Verified Guest Members to create an identity on the site and enable them to be recognisable by other Members on scroll pages and should be changed infrequently.

This feature should not be used to create a series of images on your profile page. If you wish to create albums then you can do this by upgrading your subscription. The abuse of this feature has a negative impact on the main activity feed and can have a negative impact on your profile interpretation.

Copying, downloading, reusing and editing Members photographs within ANW, for private use or for uploading/sharing elsewhere is not permitted without the owners consent.


Photographs that are acceptable on this site;

  • Photographs that belong to you or you have the owner's permission to use.
  • Photographs showing people dressed or naked, landscape, natural or artistic.
  • Photographs depicting social nudity where the main subjects of the photograph have given you permission to capture and distribute the photograph.


Photographs that you can not use on this site;

  • Photographs used to produce a fake profile.
  • Photographs containing spam/malware.
  • Photographs exhibiting violence, hatred, racism, and self-harm.
  • Photographs of a sexually-explicit nature which also include; erections, close-ups of the breasts and genitalia, and suggestive positions.
  • Profile photographs where the main focus is on the breasts or genitalia, or where the head is cropped off or covered by additions to the image. Flexibility for such photographs may be shown for headless shots elsewhere on the site for artistic or information purposes. In such circumstances the decision by ANW as to whether the image should be allowed is final.
  • Photographs that have been watermarked with labels to other websites, as this suggests they may have been copied from those sites and may not belong to you.
  • Photographs where strangers are the main subject of the image taken without their knowledge.   
  • Photographs showing illegal and offensive acts.
  •  If you have any doubts please get in touch.


Photographs containing children on this site;

ANW recognise naturism is a family-friendly, universal lifestyle suitable for people of all ages. ANW is not against images of children within a naturist family environment. ANW advise, however, that caution be taken with the use of and the sharing of such images. There is nothing within naturism that suggests the body should be censored. ANW however, acknowledges that society carries strong concerns over the protection of minors. ANW fully supports and encourages the use of cropping and blurring where appropriate. It may be a sad reflection of modern society but the miss-use of images of children on the internet is something that cannot be ignored. It is for this reason that ANW does not allow images to show the genitalia of minors. If you choose to share family photographs consider the use very carefully and use photographs that do not attract the wrong attention or interpretation of your Profile and intentions.    

Anyone displaying an unhealthy interest in uploading multiple images or images out of context of minors will be removed from the site and in certain circumstances will be reported to the relevant authorities. This will also apply to those members who show such interest in other members' family photos. 

ANW does not insist that all members use naturist images of themselves, there may be various reasons why people can not do this. It is up to the individual member to decide who they wish to make friends with and who they don't. This can be based on the images they show of themselves but also on their other interactions within the site.

 
5. Our level of service:

We do our utmost to provide a stable and robust service to our users, however:
We can not guarantee that the service we provide will be uninterrupted, error-free, or completely secure. You acknowledge that there are risks inherent in Internet connectivity that could result in the loss of your privacy, confidential information, and property.

We do not guarantee that your content (ie, posts, images, videos) will be safe from data loss or catastrophic failure of our services, and request that you maintain a copy of anything important to you.

 

6. Your content:

You own all of the content and information you post on A Naturist World, and you can control how it is shared through your privacy and application settings. In addition:

 

a. Posting content:

We allow you to post content, including photos, comments, links, and other materials. Anything that you post or otherwise make available on ANW is referred to as "User Content." You retain all rights in and are solely responsible for, the User Content you post. 

 

 b. How other users should use your content:

Members of ANW should not use, store, display, reproduce, share, modify, create derivative works, perform, or distribute your User Content without your prior permission. ANW reserve the right to remove or modify User Content for any reason, including User Content that we believe violates these Terms or our policies. When you publish content or information using the Public setting, it means that you are allowing everyone, including people off  A Naturist World, to access that information, and to associate it with you (i.e, your name and profile picture).

 

c. How long we keep your content:

Following termination or deactivation of your account, or if you remove any User Content from this site, we may retain your User Content for a commercially reasonable period of time for backup, archival, or audit purposes.

 

d. The Feedback you provide: 

We value hearing from our users and are always interested in learning about ways we can make this website better. If you choose to submit comments, ideas or feedback, you agree that we are free to use them without any restriction or compensation to you. (just as you have no obligation to offer them).

 

7. Permissions you give to us

We need certain permissions from you so we can provide our services:

Nothing in these Terms takes away the rights that you have to your own content. You are free to share your content with anyone else, wherever you want. To provide our services though, we need you to give us some legal permissions to use that content. 

When you post, upload or share content that is covered by intellectual property rights (e.g. photos or videos) on or in connection with our Products, you grant us a non-exclusive, transferable, sub-licensable, royalty-free and worldwide license to host, use, distribute, modify, run, copy, publicly perform or display, translate and create derivative works of your content (consistent with privacy settings). This means, for example, that if you share a photo on A Naturist World, you give us permission to store, copy and share it with others (again, consistent with your settings) such as service providers that support our service or other A Naturist World Products that you use. 

You can end this license any time by deleting your content or account. You should know that, for technical reasons, any content that you delete may persist for a limited period of time in backup copies (though it will not be visible to other users). In addition, content you delete may continue to appear if you have shared it with others and they have not deleted it.



8. Privacy:

Your privacy is very important to us. We designed our Privacy Policy to make important disclosures about how you can use A Naturist World to share with others and how we collect and can use your content and information. ANW encourages you to read the Privacy Policy, to enable you to make informed decisions.

Use good judgment, protect yourself, and report fake and offensive Members. 

ANW encourage members to consider their own safety when choosing who they share with and what they share. The free verification service is offered to help protect you against fake profiles. It can be very easy for people on the internet to pretend to be something they are not. ANW cannot be held responsible for other members acting inappropriately towards you on the site or in private communications. However, ANW takes offensive behaviour seriously and will investigate any reports of inappropriate behaviour and deal with each case accordingly. Depending on the behaviour this may result in the offenders account being deleted and the user being banned from the site. ANW does not allow the public sharing of e-mails (unless you are an authorised business, club or venue) and we discourage the private sharing of e-mails. If someone is very eager to share their e-mail address with you. Ask yourself - Why? How well do you know them? Are they verified? What is achieved by communicating away from the site?

What you share with others is your choice. Choose wisely. Use caution when swapping emails or contemplating meet-ups. 

Please be aware that if you choose to share photographs in public areas of the site such as within the "Explore" Menu Heading then these images can be seen by anyone exploring the site. 
 


9. Child Safety:

A Naturist World as stipulated in point 4 above, will not tolerate any imagery, videos or verbal communication that is deemed to be inappropriate or that could put children at risk. We will provide information and records to the authorities or when legally requested to do so. This information can contain IP addresses, personal messages, email addresses as well as any further information.


A visit to https://www.iwf.org.uk will help you understand what is deemed to be inappropriate content.

A visit to https://consult.justice.gov.uk will give you a better understanding of what constitutes indecent imagery.


10. Updating our Terms:

We work constantly to improve our services and develop new features to make our Products better for you and our community. As a result, we may need to update these Terms from time to time to accurately reflect our services and practices. Unless otherwise required by law, we will notify you (for example, by email or through our Products) of changes to these Terms to give you an opportunity to review them. Once any updated Terms are in effect, you will be bound by them if you continue to use ANW Products or Services. 

We hope that you will continue using our Products, but if you do not agree to our updated Terms and no longer want to be a part of the A Naturist World Community you are free to delete your account at any time.

 

11. Account suspension or termination:

It is important that A Naturist World is an online community where people feel welcome and safe to express themselves and share their thoughts and ideas. 

If we determine that you have clearly, seriously or repeatedly breached our Terms or Policies, we may suspend or permanently disable access to your account without prior notice. We may also suspend or disable your account if required to do so by law. Where appropriate, we will notify you about your account the next time you try to access it. If you think we have disabled your account by mistake, please contact us. We may terminate or suspend this license at any time, with or without cause or notice to you.

Should issues arise from you deciding to meet or communicate with fellow users away from the site we will not get involved. We will only delete accounts if you can supply us with definite proof that the user in question has broken the law or is not who they portray themselves to be on the site. Other than that we suggest you remove them from your friends list on the site, block them and cease further communications. 


12. Liability for our Services:

When permitted by law, A Naturist World, and A Naturist World's suppliers and distributors, will not be responsible for lost profits, revenues, or data, financial losses or indirect, special, consequential, exemplary, or punitive damages.

To the extent permitted by law, the total liability of A Naturist World, and its suppliers and distributors, for any claims under these terms, including for any implied warranties, is limited to the amount you paid us to use the Services (or, if we choose, to supplying you the Services again).

In all cases, A Naturist World, and its suppliers and distributors will not be liable for any loss or damage that is not reasonably foreseeable.

We recognize that in some countries, you might have legal rights as a consumer. If you are using the Services for a personal purpose, then nothing in these terms or any additional terms limits any consumer legal rights which may not be waived by contract.

 

13. Business uses of our Services:

If you are using our Services on behalf of a business, that business accepts these terms. It will hold harmless and indemnify A Naturist World and its affiliates, officers, agents, and employees from any claim, suit or action arising from or related to the use of the Services or violation of these terms, including any liability or expense arising from claims, losses, damages, suits, judgments, litigation costs and lawyers / attorneys’ fees.



14. Giving thanks to other Businesses:

We would like to give thanks to https://www.flaticon.com/ for the use of their vector icons around the site.

 

15. Disclaimers:

The Products and all included content are provided on an "as is" basis without warranty of any kind, whether express or implied.

THIS WEBSITE SPECIFICALLY DISCLAIMS ANY AND ALL WARRANTIES AND CONDITIONS OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, AND NON-INFRINGEMENT, AND ANY WARRANTIES ARISING OUT OF COURSE OF DEALING OR USAGE OF TRADE.

This Website takes no responsibility and assumes no liability for any User Content that you or any other user or third party posts or transmits using our Products. You understand and agree that you may be exposed to User Content that is inaccurate, objectionable, inappropriate for children, or otherwise unsuited to your purpose.


16. Refund Policy:

Our refund policy allows users to cancel their subscription and receive a refund if requested within 24 hours of initial sign up or renewal. If your subscription plan has automatically renewed and you had wished to delete your subscription before renewal and your profile has remained inactive, use the contact form and we will assist you.

Please note you will be ineligible for refunds should your account be terminated for violation of this site's Terms of Service,  Privacy Policy  -  Forum Rules - Advertising Terms or inappropriate behaviour.

 

17. Your Intellectual Property

ANW does not own content you submit to us (your “Content”). But we do need certain licenses from you in order to perform our Services. When you submit a project for review, or launch a project, you agree to these terms:

  • We can use the content you’ve submitted. You grant to us, and others acting on our behalf, the worldwide, non-exclusive, perpetual, irrevocable, royalty-free, sub-licensable, transferable right to use, exercise, commercialise, and exploit the copyright, publicity, trademark, and database rights with respect to your Content.
  • When we use the content, we can make changes, like editing or translating it. You grant us the right to edit, modify, reformat, excerpt, delete, or translate any of your Content.
  • You won’t submit stuff you don’t hold the copyright for (unless you have permission). Your Content will not contain third-party copyrighted material, or material that is subject to other third-party proprietary rights, unless you have permission from the rightful owner of the material, or you are otherwise legally entitled to post the material (and to grant ANW all the license rights outlined here).
  • Any royalties or licensing on your Content are your responsibility. You will pay all royalties and other amounts owed to any person or entity based on your Content, or on ANW’s hosting of that Content.
  • You promise that if we use your Content, we’re not violating anyone’s rights or copyrights. If ANW or its users exploit or make use of your submission in the ways contemplated in this agreement, you promise that this will not infringe or violate the rights of any third party, including (without limitation) any privacy rights, publicity rights, copyrights, contract rights, or any other intellectual property or proprietary rights.
  • You’re responsible for the stuff you post. All information submitted to the Site, whether publicly posted or privately transmitted, is the sole responsibility of the person from whom that content originated.
  • We’re not responsible for mistakes in your content. ANW will not be liable for any errors or omissions in any content.

18. ANW's Intellectual Property & Copyright

Your User Content remains your property. When you submit User Content to the Site or via the Services, you agree to the following terms:

  1. You allow us to use your User Content. You grant us a worldwide, non-exclusive, perpetual, irrevocable, royalty-free, sublicensable, and transferable right to use, exercise, commercialize, and exploit the copyright, publicity, trademark, and database rights with respect to your User Content.
  2. We can make changes to or delete your User Content. You grant us the right to make changes, edits, modifications, translations, formatting, or delete your User Content.
  3. You have all legal rights to your User Content. You represent and warrant that: (1) you have all licenses, rights, consents, and permissions necessary to grant the rights set forth in these Terms to ANW with respect to your User Content; (2) your User Content does not and will not infringe any third party's intellectual property rights, proprietary rights, privacy rights, confidentiality, rights of publicity or otherwise violate these Terms or applicable law; and (3) ANW does not need to obtain any licenses, rights, consents, or permissions from, or make any payments to, any third party for any use of your User Content, or have any liability to a User or any other party as a result of Our use or exploitation of your User Content.

 

19. How to report Copyright and other Intellectual Property Issues

We take intellectual property rights very seriously. We comply with intellectual property laws and industry best practices to maintain the integrity of Our Site and Services. The Digital Millennium Copyright Act (“DMCA”) sets out the procedure to report notices of alleged copyright infringement. ANW also maintains policies concerning claims of trademark and patent infringement. We reserve the right, in our sole discretion, to delete or disable User Content that has been alleged to be infringing, as well as to terminate User accounts associated with infringers.

To submit a claim of copyright infringement, please Contact Us


20. Deleting Your Account


You can terminate your account at any time through your account settings. We may retain certain information as required by law or as necessary for our legitimate business purposes. All provisions of this agreement survive termination of an account, including our rights regarding any content you’ve already submitted to the Site. (For instance, if you’ve launched a project, deleting your account will not automatically remove the project from the Site.) You can contact us at [email protected] for additional information or to request project page deletion (this is not available in all circumstances).

  1. System Outages and Maintenance

    The Site or Services may be unavailable for scheduled maintenance and other reasons, including unplanned outages and other malfunctions. We are not responsible if the Site or Services are unavailable, or if you lose any data, information, or User Content for any reason.

  2. Unsolicited Idea Submissions

    We appreciate hearing from Our Users and welcome their comments or suggestions. But ideas that you submit may be similar or identical to internal submissions or submissions received from another User or third party. When We refer to a “submission” in this paragraph, We mean: any submission, comment, or suggestion (including, but not limited to, ideas, products, or services, know-how, concepts, suggested changes, additions, or improvements) sent to us via the Site or in any other manner about an existing product, service, or feature on the ANW platform (“Unsolicited Idea Submission”). If you send us an Unsolicited Idea Submission, you agree as follows:

    1. All Unsolicited Idea Submissions are non-confidential and non-proprietary and will be treated as such.
    2. By submitting an Unsolicited Idea Submission, you hereby grant ANW a perpetual, irrevocable, worldwide, non-exclusive, royalty-free, sublicensable and transferable license to use, reproduce, distribute, sell, exploit, prepare derivative works of and display the Unsolicited Idea Submission, including, without limitation, in connection with the Site or Services, and for promoting and redistributing part or all of the Unsolicited Idea Submission (and derivative works thereof) in any media formats and through any media channels whether now known or hereafter developed, without payment or accounting for the Unsolicited Idea Submission and,
    3. We are under no obligation to evaluate, review, or use any Unsolicited Idea Submission.
  3. Indemnity

    If you do something that gets us sued, or break any of the promises you make in this agreement, you agree to defend, indemnify, and hold us harmless from all liabilities, claims, and expenses (including reasonable attorneys’ fees and other legal costs) that arise from or relate to your use or misuse of ANW. We reserve the right to assume the exclusive defence and control of any matter otherwise subject to this indemnification clause, in which case you agree that you’ll cooperate and help us in asserting any defences. We reserve the right, in Our sole discretion and at Our own expense, to assume the exclusive defence and control of any matter for which you have agreed to indemnify us and you agree to assist and cooperate with us as reasonably required in the defence or settlement of any such matters.

  4. Disclaimer of Liability

  5. If something bad happens as a result of your using ANW we’re not liable (beyond a small amount). 
  6. We make no representations about the quality, safety, morality or legality of any Campaign, Perk or Contribution or the truth or accuracy of User Content posted on the Services. We do not guarantee the fulfilment or the performance of any Perks, or that Contributions will be used as described in the Campaign. We do not control or endorse User Content posted on the Site or in any Services and, as a result, do not guarantee in any manner the reliability, validity, accuracy or truthfulness of such User Content. ANW is not liable for any damages or losses related to your use of the Services. We do not become involved in disputes between Users, or between Users and any third party relating to the use of the Services.
  7. You release us from all claims. When you use the Services, you release ANW from claims, damages, and demands of every kind - known and unknown, suspected or unsuspected, disclosed or undisclosed - arising out of or related to the Services. All Content that you access or use through the Services is entirely at your own risk and you solely are responsible for any resulting damage or loss to any party.

 

 21. Governing Law and Jurisdiction:

We are located in England, and any disputes with us have to be handled in England under English law. 

At ANW we encourage you in the first instance to contact us if you have an issue, before resorting to the courts. In the unfortunate situation where legal action does arise, these Terms (and all other rules, policies, or guidelines incorporated by reference) will be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the English Courts, without giving effect to any principles of conflicts of law, and without application of the Uniform Computer Information Transaction Act or the United Nations Convention of Controls for International Sale of Goods. You agree that any action at law or in equity arising out of or relating to these Terms, or your use or non-use of ANW, shall be filed only in the courts located in the Country of England and you hereby consent and submit to the personal jurisdiction of these courts for the purposes of litigating any such action. You hereby irrevocably waive any right you may have to trial by jury in any dispute, action, or proceeding.


22. And Finally

These Terms and the other material referenced in them are the entire agreement between you and ANW with respect to the Services. They supersede all other communications and proposals (whether oral, written, or electronic) between you and ANW with respect to the Services and govern our future relationship. If any provision of these Terms is found to be invalid under the law, that provision will be limited or eliminated to the minimum extent necessary so that the Terms otherwise will remain in full force and effect and enforceable. The failure of either you or ANW to exercise any right provided for in these Terms in any way won’t be deemed a waiver of any other rights.

These Terms are personal to you. You can’t assign them, transfer them, or sublicense them unless you get ANW's prior written consent. ANW has the right to assign, transfer, or delegate any of its rights and obligations under these Terms without your consent. ANW will provide you notice via email, written notice, or by conspicuously posting the notice on our Site.



This agreement was written in English. To the extent any translated version of this agreement conflicts with the English version, the English version controls

Assignment. These Terms and any rights and licenses granted hereunder may not be transferred or assigned by you, but may be assigned by us without restriction. Any attempted transfer or assignment in violation hereof shall be null and void. 

 

Date of Last Revision:  05 August 2021