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EnglishGathering Points Rules & Regulations

Eligible Activities
Activity Points Awarded
Confirmed membership registration 1
Upload a photo or avatar for your membership profile 5
Post a new discussion topic or reply to a topic in the Members Discussion Forum 5
Add a Secondary User to your membership profile 5
Create your Family Profile/Family Tree 10
Upload your family coat-of-arms to your Family Profile 5
Upload a group photo to your Family Profile 5
Add a person to your family tree 15
Upload a photo or document image scan for a person in your Family Tree 5
Accept a Family Tree Link request from another member 10
Add an Information Article about your House 5
Suggest an entry in your House Event Guide list 5
Suggest an entry in your House Useful Links list 5
Send an invitation to a family member or friend to join your EnglishGathering House 50

These rules and regulations (the "Rules") apply to membership in the Points Program (the "Program") and incentive rewards earned by Primary Members ("Member(s)", "you" or "your") of the web site owned and operated by Gathering the Anglo-Saxon Diaspora Limited ('', 'our', 'us' or 'we'). "Primary Members" are defined as those members who have registered an membership account in their own names and NOT as Secondary Users for another Member. "Secondary Users" are defined as those Members who have been registered on the web site by a Primary Member with "view" and/or "edit" access rights to the Primary Member's account. References to include its subsidiary and parent companies, any subsidiary of any of its parent companies and any person to whom we transfer any of our rights or obligations under the Rules.

These Rules are an agreement between you and From time to time we may change the Rules. Changes to the Rules will be posted on the the web site. You are responsible for reviewing the Rules and being aware of any changes.

General Terms

1.Accruing Points

Each Member may earn points ("Point(s)") by entering data on the web site. Points will be awarded based on the Activity table above. The web site will show your available Points earned after the activity is recorded. Points accumulate indefinitely. They are not cancelled at the end of any year. Although the EnglishGathering Points system is only being launched in June 2010, all existing members will have their Points calculated and applied retrospectively. Secondary Users do not accumulate Points for their own membership accounts and any Eligible Activities (see note 2 below) carried out by Secondary Users are applied to their Primary Member's account instead.

2.Eligible Activities

'Eligible Activities' only include legitimate data inputs for the purposes of recording your family information using your Membership account and of the types listed in the Activity table above. All Member activities are subject to review and verification by Activities performed by Members or Secondary Users which are clearly intended solely for the purposes of accumulating Points and which have no legitimate historical or genealogical values, will result in our removal of that Member's Points by us. We reserve the right to withdraw any Points issued for these or any other activities we deem to be ineligible. Any Member or Secondary User who is found to be persistently carrying out activities solely for the purposes of accumulating points, will have their Membership account cancelled by us. 

3.Redeeming Points

Points can only be redeemed against prizes offered to the Member by Each prize will have a Sterling monetary value assigned by Each single Pound value unit equates to one Point, so if a prize is deemed to be worth 100.00, then the Points value will be 100.  Prizes will be offered to Members on the basis of a random draw. Members will be eligible for the draw if the points value of the prize is less than or equal to the Member's accumulated points total. For example, if a prize has a points value of 100, then any Member who has an accumulated Points total of 100 or more, will be eligible for the draw. Prize draws will be held on dates determined by and reserves the right not to hold any draws. Winning Members will be notified by email. If the winning Member decides to accept the prize, the prize points values will be redeemed against their total accumulated points and the prize points value will be deducted from their total accumulated points. If the winning Member declines to accept the prize, then the Member's total accumulated Points value will remain unchanged. Prizes offered to Members cannot be converted to cash. Members have 30 days from the date of their email notification to accept any prizes offered. If the prize is not accepted within that time, the offer will expire.

4.Points Restrictions

Points have no cash value, are non-negotiable, and cannot be redeemed for any benefit except for prizes offered, if any. Points are not the property of you or any other person and may not be brokered; bartered; attached; pledged; gifted; sold, or transferred under any circumstances, including, but not limited to: disability; death; upon operation of law, or in connection with any legal proceedings. Your Points may not be combined with anyone else's Points and Points cannot be transferred between Members. You are responsible for determining any tax liability arising from your participation in the Program.

5.Membership Eligibility

Your membership in the Program will commence with your Membership registration. If you or terminate or close your Membership Account, any points that have not been redeemed ('Unused Points') will be forfeited. If you or any other person(s) acting with your permission or acquiescence engages in any act of fraud, any breach of these Rules and/or any breach of the Eligible Activities Terms, we may (a) disqualify you from participation in the Program, and/or (b) refuse to award or permit redemption of Points, and in either case any Unused Points will be forfeited. Employees and officer's of, our agents, sub-contractors and sponsors will not be eligible for membership of the program.


We may, in our sole and absolute discretion, withdraw the entire Program or remove the Program from selected Members, by giving 30 days prior written notice of our decision, in which case any Unused Points under the withdrawn Program or accrued by the selected Members (as the case may be) will be immediately and irrevocably forfeited.


Our decisions regarding Points discrepancies will be final.

8.Program Changes

We may change or limit any aspect of the Program; amend the Rules, benefits or features, in whole or in part; may discontinue or replace the provision of prize draws with a similar reward of equal or greater value; may modify, delete or terminate any or all of the Program, the Rules or any portion thereof, any or all of the participating partners, rewards, benefits, or special offers, at any time. Changes may affect outstanding transactions and Points and may include, but are not limited to, the number of Points required to be eligible for prize draw entries or any other reward, the type of eligible activities qualifying for Points, the type of rewards, and the maximum number of Points earned per month or year, or otherwise, if applicable.

9.Limitation of Liability

Neither nor our sub-contractors of either such party will be responsible for indirect, special or consequential loss, loss of profits, economic loss, loss of goodwill or loss of reputation in connection with or arising out of the receipt (or non-receipt), ownership (or non-ownership) or use of any reward. The aggregate liability (whether in contract, tort or otherwise) for loss or damage of each of and its sub-contractors will be limited to the actual value of the prize (if drawn) or other applicable reward in relation to any claim or series of claims arising out of or in connection with the receipt (or non-receipt), ownership (or non-ownership) or use of the prize (if drawn) or other reward. We are not responsible for any error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operation or transmission, theft, destruction or unauthorised access to, or alteration of Points accrued and redeemed or other Program activities.


You agree to receive communications from us electronically and that all agreements, notices, disclosures and other communications that we provide to you electronically satisfy any legal requirement that such communications be in writing. This condition does not affect any applicable statutory rights. We are not responsible for delayed or lost correspondence, sent by post or any other form of delivery, including e-mail. You are responsible for ensuring that you maintain a current email address with us.

11.Law and Venue

These Rules will be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the United Kingdom, and the application of the United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods is expressly excluded. You agree, as we do, to submit to the non-exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of the United Kingdom. There is no specific out-of-court complaint and redress mechanism for the Program. If any of these conditions is deemed invalid, void, or for any reason unenforceable by a court, that condition will be deemed severable and will not affect the validity and enforceability of any remaining condition.




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