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Social Media Terms of Use

Here at The PGA we are pleased to be able to offer PGA Professionals and the general public alike the opportunity to interact with us on social media.

We are present on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and YouTube as we want to talk about golf with people who are as passionate about the sport as we are. Whilst we like using social media, we do not guarantee that we will continue to do so or that we will engage with all individuals online. We want the experience to be a pleasant environment for our users and to seek to ensure this is possible we may monitor content published through these channels and reserve the right to moderate it as appropriate.

For this reason we may take action against any comments or content posted to our social media accounts which contain the following:

  • Discrimination, harassment and/or bullying (covering the nine protected characteristics as defined in the Equalities Act 2010)
  • Victimisation or other unlawful detrimental treatment
  • Personal details
  • Any content which infringes copyright
  • Files which contain viruses or other files which intend to cause damage to people’s computers
  • Downloadable files, including any links to such material, and spam content
  • Offensive language or any other kind of indecent material. Remember that talk of religion, culture or politics for example can also easily offend others
  • Content which names PGA staff without their permission
  • Comments which aim to cause harm to The PGA or members of the community

In addition any comments published by PGA Professionals must abide by the Code of Ethics, as detailed in the member handbook.

If you spot any content which does not comply with the Terms of Use please email pgahq@pga.org.uk, including details of the date and time of the post, and the username of the individual who has posted the content.

The action we take can include reporting and/or removal, as well as the blocking of individual users who repeatedly break the Terms of Use or display offensive behaviour, while the usual disciplinary procedure will apply for PGA Members who break the terms of their membership while posting on our accounts.

We also reserve the right to take legal action in the case of any content which breaks UK law (including injunctions), so please be mindful of the impact your content will have before you post it.

In addition we would also like to remind you that it is important to abide by the terms and policies of the social media channel you are posting on.

By posting on our social media sites you agree to abide by the Terms of Use. If you do not wish to comply with them, then it goes without saying that you should not publish content through these channels.

We will investigate any reports and will take appropriate action according to the circumstances in question which may include reporting inappropriate behaviour to relevant third parties including e.g. the police.

We reserve the right to change these Terms of Use at any time, so would advise you to check back regularly.

The PGA is not responsible for any information posted on those sites other than information we have posted ourselves, and we do not endorse the social media sites themselves, or any information posted on them by third parties or other users.