Terms & Privacy


1. Eligibility

Membership of the DPN is void where prohibited by law.

You warrant that:

  1. all registration information you submit is truthful and accurate;
  2. you will maintain the accuracy of that information;
  3. you will keep any password supplied to you secure;
  4. you are a legitimate member of the institution which subscribes to DPN, if there is such an institution
  5. your membership and use of DPN does not violate any applicable law.

2. Content

VIDe Ltd. (owner of DPN) does not claim any ownership rights in the text, files, images, photos, video or any other materials (Content) that you post on DPN. By using this site you assert and accept that any material you choose to post openly using the posting option 'to the world' a) is owned by you b) is not copyrighted in any way c) may be viewed by any other person that uses this site and d) may be openly reported on by any other user.

Material posted privately - for example in secure groups and using any posting option other than 'to the world' a) is owned by you b) is not copyrighted in any way c) may be viewed only by any other person that is part of the private group and d) may not be openly reported on by any other user. 

You warrant that:

  1. you own Content posted by you on DPN; and
  2. the posting of your Content on DPN does not violate the privacy, intellectual property rights or any other rights of any person.

When posting Content you must:

  1. treat the views of other members with respect;
  2. not use any obscene, indecent, threatening or offensive language;
  3. not post any Content that may be defamatory, obscene, an infringement of intellectual property rights, discriminatory, misleading or deceptive or otherwise unlawful; or
  4. not post a photograph or video of another person without that person’s consent.

Content may be moderated by VIDe Ltd. However, Content is not generally moderated prior to its appearance and VIDe Ltd. accepts no responsibility for the conduct of any user or member of DPN, including any Content posted on DPN by a staff member.

VIDe Ltd. reserves the right to remove any Content.
If you have any privacy concerns you are advised to use a pseudonym. 

3. Use

You must not use DPN to:

  1. bully, intimidate or harass any user;
  2. misrepresent or defame others;
  3. commit fraud;
  4. collect usernames or email addresses of members by electronic or other means for the purpose of sending unsolicited email;
  5. engage in misleading or deceptive conduct; or
  6. propagate computer worms, viruses or other types of malicious programs.

You may report any concerns about or misuse of DPN by email to: DPN

We state unequivocally that - apart from the use of avatars and pseudonyms - any person who uses DPN to present themselves as other than who they really are will be banned from the Community for life. At our discretion we may choose to invoke criminal and/or civil proceedings against any person breaching this condition. By using this website you unreservedly accept this condition.

4. Liability

VIDe Ltd. is not responsible for the conduct, whether online or offline, of any user or member of DPN.

In no event will VIDe Ltd. or any Institution which subscribes to DPN be liable to you or any other person for any damages, losses, costs or expenses arising from your use of DPN or any Content.

You indemnify VIDe Ltd. for any damages, losses, costs and expenses incurred by VIDe Ltd. arising out of your use of DPN.

5. Termination

VIDe Ltd. may do any of the following:

  1. delete your profile;
  2. delete any Content posted by you; and
  3. terminate your membership, for any reason.


This Privacy Policy describes the way in which vid.E (UK) Ltd. deals with the information and data you provide to us. By accepting this Privacy Policy you agree that you understand and accept the use of your personal information as set out in this policy. If you do not agree with the terms of this Privacy Policy please do not use the Website or otherwise provide us with your personal information.


References in this Privacy Policy to ‘VID.E (UK) LTD.’, “we”, “us” or “our” relate to a private company registered in the UK.


If you have any concerns or would like more detail about how we process your Personal Data, you can contact us on the Contact Us section of our website. We also have a Data Protection Officer who can be reached at [email protected].  


The information and data about you which we may collect, use and process includes the following:

  • Information that you provide to us by filling in forms on the Website
  • Records of correspondence and comments on the Website
  • Your responses to DPN surveys, used for educational purposes


Users of the DPN may be registered on behalf of their institution or may self-register. We collect data on your gender, year of birth, level of study, role, subject/profession and the year you started, but there is always the option record these as "don't wish to say". We use these data solely for educational reasons and research, to show trends in values-based decision-making, which are automatically collated as students respond to educational scenarios and ethical dilemmas. For those who self-register, If you wish you can enter a pseudonym and/or a false email address. You can also elect to be anonymous. We encourage DPN users to attach their names to their views – but this is not a requirement.


A cookie is a small file which asks permission to be placed on your computer's hard drive. Once you agree, the file is added, and the cookie helps analyse results of our educational surveys.

We use traffic log cookies to identify which pages are being used. We use this information for statistical analysis purposes only, and then the data is removed from the system.

A cookie does not give us access to your computer or any information about you, other than the data you choose to share with us. You can choose to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer.


Our website may contain links to other websites of interest. However, once you have used these links to leave our site, you should note that we do not have any control over that other website. Therefore, we cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide whilst visiting such sites and such sites are not governed by this privacy statement. You should exercise caution and look at the privacy statement applicable to the website in question.


We use your personal data for educational purposes and for communicating with you if necessary, and for complying with any legal, regulatory or contractual obligations we have. Fully anonymised data may be used for research.


The law states that we can only process your Personal Data when there is a genuine reason to do so and it must be one of the following:

  • To fulfil any contract that we have with you
  • We have a legal obligation
  • Where you have consented to the processing
  • When it is in our legitimate interest
  • When it is in the public interest
  • When it is in your vital interests

In our case the legitimate interest is your consent. 


You can change your registration details at any time by signing in and editing your profile.


If you choose not to provide your Personal Data it may prevent us from meeting legal obligations, fulfilling a contract, or performing services required to run your account.  Not providing your Personal Data may mean we are unable to provide you with our educational services. 


We are committed to ensuring that your information is secure. In order to prevent unauthorised access or disclosure, we have put in place suitable physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure your personal data.


We will assist you if you choose to exercise any of your rights over your Personal Data, including:

  • Withdrawing your previously granted consent; however, this will not invalidate any previously consented processing
  • Lodging a complaint with any relevant Data Protection Authority
  • Access to your Personal Data that we hold or process
  • Correction of any Personal Data that is incorrect or out of date
  • Erasure of any Personal Data that we process
  • Restrict processing of your Personal Data in certain circumstances
  • Asking us to provide you or another company you nominate with certain aspects of your Personal Data, often referred to as ‘the right to portability’
  • The ability to object to any processing data where we are doing it for our legitimate interests
  • The ability to contest a decision made entirely by automated processing, to express your point of view and to request that a human review the decision

For more information on these rights you can contact us using our Contact Us information.


We will not sell, distribute or lease your personal information to third parties unless we have your permission or are required by law to do so. 


We are committed to protecting the security of your personal data, which is held in secure data centres in the United Kingdom in accordance with current legislative requirements, industry standards and technology. 

We will keep the personal data you have provided for as long as we have a relationship with you; once that relationship has ended we will retain it in accordance with this Policy only for as long as we reasonably require it to comply with internal policies and any legal or regulatory obligations.  It will then be deleted and / or destroyed.  


We may update this policy from time to time, so please review it frequently.

If any material changes are made to this Privacy Policy we will use reasonable endeavours to inform you in advance by email, notice on the Website or other agreed communications channels.  We will communicate the changes to you in advance, giving an appropriate amount of time for you to consider and understand the changes before they become effective.

We will not enforce material changes to the Privacy Policy without your express consent.  If you decline to accept the changes to the Privacy Policy, or otherwise do not accept the changes within the time period, we may not be able to continue to provide some our educational services.