T&Cs for Lets Call Bull (LCB)
Stuff to do
Stuff not to do
If you do any of the above the relevant authorities may be notified and you will be banned from this site and all accounts / content will be deleted
LCB Posting Rules
No sexually explicit content or nudity
LCB is open to people of all ages and with all different levels of sexual understanding and preference, which may be different to yours, so please don’t post anything that contains
No hate speech, abuse, or harassment.
At LCB we believe in free speech and we are open to everyone, but we will take down hate speech and abusive content when we see it or it is reported, so please don’t post anything that condones
It's important to keep in mind that not everything that's mean or insulting is hate speech, or it may be a major headline from a reputable publication that you want to ‘Call Bull’ on. That said, the line between unintentional and serious attacks is something we take seriously and will review and delete accordingly if need be.
No content that condones illegal or violent activity.
We are all about being inclusive and open to everyone but we do not want to be a site that propagates content advocating illegal or violent activity, so please don’t post anything that condones
You should not post content that is intended to incite others to commit violence, mocks victims of violence, or includes a direct and specific threat of violence to others.
No Duplicate posts.
LCB is about original content and sharing, it is also about respecting other people’s ideas and opinions so if there are two or more posts that are very similar (or identical) it is at the discretion of Admin to remove the newer posts so the original poster does not lose their votes.
No posting personal information.
To protect the safety of private individuals, we don't allow anything that reveals other people's personally identifiable information. This includes, but is not limited to, phone numbers, home addresses, employment information, email addresses, full names with photos, and personal social media accounts of non-public figures without the consent of the original party.
Do not post anything that is super-injunction related
We value authentic and interesting content, so we do not welcome clickbait, affiliate linking, spoilers for the purpose of trolling, rapid-fire posting, scripts or bots, or anything else that someone might consider spamming
No posts that violate LCB's Terms of Service.
Good Sharing Practices
Considering these tips when sharing with the ‘Callers’ in the LCB community will help ensure you're contributing great content and people comment and vote on it.
Make it an interesting or a hot topic
Good sharing means posting content that is interesting or a hot topic. Effectively content which opens up a discussion, shares something new and unique, or has a deeper story to tell beyond the headline itself. Ask yourself first: is this something I would be interested in seeing on LCB if someone else posted it?
LCB expects that when you post something that you will be explicit about it and how you are connected to the content you’re posting. After all it is all about ‘getting to the truth’ so trying to hide that relationship, or not explaining it well to others, is classed as bad sharing.
Good sharing means knowing when the LCB community has spoken through the Lets Call Bull rating slider and upvotes or downvotes and respecting that. That’s the point, get your message or questions out there and then ask others to have their view and say on it. You should be tolerant of other people’s views of your posts as we are all different.
If you aren't sure if your post fits the rules, please don't post it. If you've seen a rule-breaking image posted somewhere else on LCB it doesn't mean it's okay for do the same (and if you have seen a rule breaking post please report it, thanks).
Personal Data Collection
Info we may collect
The servers and site reviewing software we use logs information about each computer connecting with our site such as IP address, dates and times of each login, device characteristics, operating system, browser type, type of connection, page and image viewing statistics, and incoming and outgoing links. We associate this information with comments you post or votes you enter. We also log the metadata associated with any images or videos you upload. None of this automatically collected technical information is associated with any identified person at the time it is collected, but it could be associated with you under two circumstances: First, if you choose to give us personal data about you as described below, the technical information we collect that would otherwise be anonymous could instead be logged as coming from you; and second, if we are required to disclose our server logs as a result of a subpoena or other legal process, some third party such as your internet provider could match our anonymous technical information with you, using information beyond what is found on our servers.
We only collect whatever personal data about you that you choose to give us, such as a contact email address and profile information. If you open an account you do not have to use your real name – you may choose a username and email address that reveal nothing about your identity. If you give us an email address, we may send you promotional messages once in a while but we won’t sell them or pass them on to third parties for advertising or profit (oh and of course you’ll be able to opt out of direct mail at any time).
If you sign up with a username, we handle it in the same way as an automatically collected username except that if you don’t allow cookies, you have to enter your username each time you log in. A username is, by nature, publicly posted information. On occasion we may run a contest or other type of promotion, and to enable us to award prizes to the winners as well as to comply with the applicable laws, we collect real names and contact information – so if you win a contest, we’ll ask for that information and we’ll use it only for those two specific purposes
Personal Data Protection
Because LCB neither requires nor requests personally-identifiable information about you, if you choose to remain anonymous LCB will not disclose to any third party any personally identifiable information about you. The only exception is if we receive a subpoena or other legal process requiring us to disclose whatever information we may have about you, we may have no choice but to do so.
You may correct, amend, or delete inaccurate private data (if any) you have given us. For legal reasons we may retain backup and/or archival copies of information prior to your corrections, amendments, or deletions. We take every reasonable precaution to protect your private data from loss, misuse, unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration, or destruction. You are responsible for taking every reasonable precaution on your end to protect any unauthorized person from accessing your LCB account.
By uploading a file or other content or by making a comment, you represent and warrant to us that (1) doing so does not violate or infringe anyone else's rights; and (2) you have sufficient intellectual property rights to upload the material consistent with these terms. With regard to any file or content you upload to our site, you grant LCB a non-exclusive, royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable worldwide license (with sublicense and assignment rights) to use, to display online and in any present or future media, to create derivative works of, to allow downloads of, and/or distribute any such file or content. To the extent that you delete any such file or content from the public portions of our site, the license you grant to LCB pursuant to the preceding sentence will automatically terminate, but will not be revoked with respect to any file or content LCB has already copied and sublicensed or designated for sublicense. Also, of course, anything you post to a public portion of our site may be used by the public pursuant to the following paragraph even after you delete it.
USE OF LCB CONTENT
By downloading an image or copying other user-generated content (UGC) from LCB, you agree that you do not claim any rights to it. The following conditions apply:
You may not copy or use any portions of our site that are not UGC except within the limits of fair use.
NOTICES OF CLAIMED COPYRIGHT INFRINGEMENT (OR OTHER TYPES OF INFRINGEMENT)
If you see anything on our site that you believe infringes your copyright rights please send the following information:
Because all DMCA notifications must be based on a work for which the copyright is registered with the Copyright Office (or for which registration has been applied for), and because a high percentage of DMCA takedown notices are not valid, it will speed our investigation of your DMCA notice if you attach to it a copy of your copyright registration, or registration application, for the work.
Please send all information to.
Use the same procedure for any claimed trademark violations or other infringements. If we receive a DMCA takedown demand for material you posted that we believe constitutes fair use, we will attempt to notify you if we have your contact info; otherwise we are under no obligation to notify you regarding the removal. We reserve the right to refuse to remove any material that in our view constitutes fair use. If we identify you as a "repeat infringer," we will block or remove your images and terminate any accounts you have with us. (If we notify you of a DMCA removal and you respond with a legitimate counter-notice, that won't count toward being a repeat infringer.) Keep in mind that we reserve the right to remove any content at any time whether or not it infringes or violates any of our policies.
Trademark Use Policy
1. LCB’s trademarks. Our trademarks include the phrase ‘Lets Call Bull’ and the distinctive logos.
2. Here are the ways you can use our trademarks without first getting our permission:
a. Casual reference. You can refer to Lets Call Bull by name in the text of something you post: blog thread or entry, comment, article, etc. You can add a screenshot of an LCB page (or something that’s identifiable as part of an LCB page) – or even one of our logos – to your blog entry, comment, article, etc., as long as it’s clear that the screenshot or logo is part of what you’re commenting about and isn’t used as a header, avatar, or label. And of course you can refer to LCB users as Callers!
b. Sourcing. You can refer to an LCB URL as the source of an image or other content. (Regarding copyright aspects of the images themselves as well as other content, please see our terms of service.)
c. Non-commercial “useful reference.” If you’re doing something interesting or useful, yet non-commercial (no goods or services advertised or offered for sale, no membership fees, no solicitations for money) involving LCB or Callers, you can use the words LCB or CALLERS to describe what you are doing, even as a header or label – “An online forum for Callers” etc. – without first obtaining our permission as long as you observe three simple rules: First, don’t use any of our marks as part of a domain name. Second, don’t use any of our logos. (That would require our permission.) And third, post the disclaimer “NOT AFFILIATED WITH OR APPROVED BY LCB” prominently enough and in a sufficient number of places that nobody will be under the impression that your project is produced or approved by LCB. By the way, we still highly recommend that you let us know about any such project, preferably while it’s in the planning stage – we can make sure you don’t accidentally do something that would require our permission, we can grant permission in most cases when needed, and we may be able to offer helpful suggestions and ideas.
3. If you’d like to use any of our marks in a way that goes beyond what you can do without our permission, then ask for our permission. We might grant it! Contact us at support@LetsCallBull.com. If we grant permission, it will be in the form of a trademark license. We generally don’t charge for non-commercial trademark licenses; the important thing is that we retain control over how our marks are used. Here are some examples of the types of uses that will require our permission:
a. Using any of our logos as part of a non-commercial “practical reference” (as described above).
b. Using any of our marks as part of a “practical reference” in a commercial context (goods or services advertised or offered for sale, membership fees, solicitations for money, etc.).
c. Using any of our marks as (or in) a header, label, or avatar.
d. Using any of our marks as part of a product name or logo.
e. Using any of our word marks as part of a domain name.
f. Using any of our marks in a way that might imply sponsorship, approval, or affiliation.
4. Don’t mess with our marks. No one has our permission to misspell any of our word marks, or to change the depiction of any of our logos (no distortions, color changes, etc.). Except when it’s fair use:
5. “Fair use” and its limits. Our logos are also copyrighted works of art and no one has our permission to reproduce or make derivative works of any of them, other than for “fair use” purposes. Please refer to the UK Governments terms regarding the above https://www.gov.uk/guidance/exceptions-to-copyright
6. If these policies don’t cover everything, that doesn’t mean we waive our legal rights.
If nothing in these policies covers your specific situation, we still reserve the right to protect our trademarks and copyrights. And even if you are using one or more of our trademarks or copyrights in a way that does not require you to first get our permission, we reserve the right to tell you to stop using them if, in our view, your use of them would jeopardize our trademark or copyright rights, dilute our trademarks, or violate the posting prohibitions described in our terms of service – which we also apply to the use of our marks.
If you’d like to reproduce or make a derivative work of any of our logos as (or as part of) a work of art for commercial purposes – anything from a phone case or T-shirt to the hotly anticipated boxer shorts – that will never constitute “fair use,” so you’ll need our permission in the form of a license. If you have any doubts as to what constitutes “fair use,” or if you would like to request a license, please contact us at licensing@LCB.com.
What if my copyrighted work was posted on LCB without my permission?
It is against our terms of service for users to upload copyrighted material, but if you come across your work on our site, please submit a completed DMCA complaint to abuse@LetsCallBull.com to have your image or story removed.
The DMCA notice of takedown is required by law. We do take this very seriously and review each and every request but if you do not submit a completed notice, your image may not be removed.
Please do not use our ‘Report Image’form to make DMCA complaints as this form is intended for images against our Terms of Service.
If you notice content that breaks the Posting Rules such as an explicit comment, an abusive post, or something else that doesn't seem right please report it. We try to monitor posts, and enjoy using the site ourselves, but we rely on ‘Callers' to find content that isn't allowed, so please help us out by reporting anything so we can keep the site safe and usable by everyone.
All reports are reviewed by our human Site Administrators on a first come first served basis (and acted on accordingly) but please remember only signed in users can report content so sign up and get involved.
What happens to reported content?
Once reviewed by one of our moderators the possible actions are:
1. Ignore the report. Nothing happens and the post is not removed.
2. Agree, the post is against the rules. A warning message is then sent to the user from the LCB system and the post is removed from the site.
3. Mark the post as spam. The post is deleted, but a message is not sent. This action is reserved for spambots and advertisers.
The purpose of the warning system is to alert people of the rules and give users a chance to participate and contribute to the overall ‘Bull’ ratings and experience. If multiple submissions from a single user break the rules they will be banned and their account terminated.
Disclaimer of Warranties, Limitations of Remedies, Indemnity
Although of course we strive to make LCB as dependable as possible, LCB's services are provided on an AS IS – WITH ALL FAULTS basis. Your use of our service is entirely at your own risk. We do not guarantee the availability of our service at any given time, or the reliability of our service when it is running. We do not guarantee the integrity of, or the continued availability of, files on our servers. Whether we make backups, and if so, whether restoration of those backups will be available to you, is at our discretion. LCB DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES, EXPRESS AND IMPLIED, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF FITNESS AND MERCHANTABILITY. NOTWITHSTANDING ANYTHING ELSE STATED IN THESE TERMS, AND IRRESPECTIVE OF WHETHER LCB TAKES OR DOES NOT TAKE MEASURES TO REMOVE INAPPROPRIATE OR HARMFUL CONTENT FROM ITS SITE, LCB HAS NO DUTY TO MONITOR ANY CONTENT ON ITS SITE. LCB DOES NOT ASSUME RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE ACCURACY, APPROPRIATENESS, OR HARMLESSNESS OF ANY CONTENT APPEARING ON LCB.COM THAT IS NOT PRODUCED BY LCB, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO USER CONTENT, ADVERTISING CONTENT, OR OTHERWISE.
Your sole remedy for the loss of any services and/or of any images or other data you may have stored on LCB's service is to discontinue your use of our service. LCB WILL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF YOUR USE OF, OR INABILITY TO USE, LCB'S SERVICES, EVEN IF LCB HAS BEEN ADVISED OF OR REASONABLY SHOULD HAVE KNOWN OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. NO CAUSE OF ACTION ARISING OUT OF YOUR USE OF LCB'S SERVICES MAY BE BROUGHT MORE THAN ONE YEAR AFTER IT OCCURS.
YOU WILL INDEMNIFY AND HOLD LCB AND ALL OF ITS PERSONNEL HARMLESS FROM ALL LOSS, LIABILITY, CLAIMS, DAMAGES AND EXPENSES, INCLUDING REASONABLE ATTORNEY FEES, ARISING OUT OF OR RELATED TO YOUR VIOLATION OF THESE TERMS, YOUR INFRINGEMENT OF ANY THIRD PARTY'S RIGHTS, AND ANY HARM CAUSED TO ANY THIRD PARTY AS A RESULT OF YOUR UPLOADING OF FILES, COMMENTS, OR ANYTHING ELSE TO OUR SERVERS.
Wow did you really read all of these T&Cs you must either really love us or love reading, either way why don’t you pop onto the main site and read some of the articles and comments now, as you are fully armed with how to be a great ‘Caller’