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HDA Message Board Rules

Registration is free. We do insist that you abide by the rules and policies detailed below. If you agree to the terms, please check the 'I agree' checkbox and press the 'Register' button below. If you would like to cancel the registration, click here to return to the forums index. Once you start using the HDA Message Board you are deemed to have accepted and agreed to be bound by these Terms and Conditions. The Huntington's Disease Assocation reserves the right to prohibit you from using this site if it believes you have infringed these rules.

Terms and Conditions

1.0: Children under the age of 16 are prohibited from creating an account and becoming a member of the HDA Message Board. In registering as a member you are acknowledging that you are aged 16 or above. If you are under 16 and would like support please contact Head office on 0151 331 5444 or'
1.1: By registering you agree not to participate in mischievous or malicious behaviour which causes damage or may cause damage to the Huntington's Disease Assocation or to any other individual or organisation.
1.2: Messages must not be obscene, vulgar, defamatory or libellous, sexually orientated, hateful, threatening or otherwise violate any laws or good morals and practice.
1.3: Messages containing contact details, phone numbers, fax numbers or postal addresses are not allowed except with the prior written permission of the HDA.
1.4: Messages must not contain advertisements or references to products or services.
1.5: Messages which appear to impersonate someone else are not permitted.
1.6: Repeated posting of the same or similar messages (referred to as spam) will not be permitted.
1.7: You agree not to post any copyrighted material unless the copyright is owned by you or by the HDA Message Board.
1.8: Any user who feels that a posted message is objectionable is encouraged to contact the HDA immediately by e-mail.
1.9: By registering you acknowledge that the HDA is not under any obligation to monitor or review the discussion board and you agree that you are entirely responsible for all content that you make available on the board.
1.10: The HDA reserves the right from time to time to edit or remove posts that are contrary to the Terms and Conditions or not constructive to the overall purpose and mission of the HDA without prior contact with the author. Offenders may be banned from participating in the HDA Message Board without prior notice.

Privacy and Data Protection

2.1: The Huntington's Disease Assocation will not share information provided through the registration process to any third party. Except in the event of any complaint about inappropriate use or posts or in case of legal action rising from any message posted by you, the HDA reserves the right to reveal your identity and other information we may know about you to comply with due process.


3.1: This agreement shall be governed in accordance with English law.
3.2: Please check the rules from time to time. The HDA reserves the right to modify these without notice, and your use of the HDA Message Board signifies your personal agreement.


4.1: This is a public forum and we encourage users to be welcoming and supportive - but remember your posts can be seen by thousands of people every day.

Guidance on Usernames and Content

5.1: Choose your username with care. Imagine the name appearing alongside your personal information. If you think you may be identified away from the board or by individuals within your family because of it, choose a username that is more random and less personal.
5.2: Posting your personal details (such as phone number, address) or arranging to meet someone in person alone can be unsafe. The HDA Message Board is open anyone. Please keep your personal safety in mind. Any postings of this kind will be removed if they are noted.
5.3: Any individual or organisation making use of information from this site does so at their own risk and the HDA takes no responsibility for any actions arising from this.
5.4: All views and information on the HDA Message Board are those of individuals and do not necessarily reflect the views, policy or advice of the HDA. The content is the sole responsibility of the author.

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A UK-based forum for people whose lives are affected by Huntington's disease and wish to share their experiences with others. Moderated by SHDAs from the HDA, a UK registered charity.

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