Terms and Conditions
The purpose of the Twitition.com service is to enable people to create and share their views online. When a user creates or signs a petition via the Twitition.com service a status update will be sent via the Twitter.com service notifying their followers. All petitions will be accepted and published on this website, providing they meet the criteria below:
To protect this service from abuse, petitions must satisfy some basic conditions.
To submit a petition, you must use the online form to provide:
- the title or subject of the petition;
- a clear and concise statement covering the subject of the petition.
- Verification of your identity using the login credentials for Twitter.com
The information in a petition must be submitted in good faith. In order for the petition service to comply with UK law you must not include:
- potentially libellous, false, or defamatory statements;
- information which may be protected by an injunction or court order (for example, the identities of children in custody disputes);
- material which is potentially confidential, commercially sensitive, or which may cause personal distress or loss;
- any commercial endorsement, promotion of any product, service or publication;
- URLs or web links (we cannot vet the content of external sites, and therefore cannot link to them from this site);
- the names of individual officials of public bodies, unless they are part of the senior management of those organisations;
- the names of family members of elected representatives or officials of public bodies;
- the names of individuals, or information where they may be identified, in relation to criminal accusations;
- language which is offensive, intemperate, or provocative. This not only includes obvious swear words and insults, but any language to which people reading it could reasonably take offence (we believe it is possible to petition for anything, no matter how radical, politely).
We reserve the right to reject:
- petitions that are similar to and/or overlap with an existing petition or petitions;
- petitions that are SPAM or exist solely to promote a company, individual or organisation
- statements that don't actually request any action - ideally start the title of your petition with a verb;
- wording that is impossible to understand;
- statements that amount to advertisements;
- issues for which an e-petition is not the appropriate channel (for example, correspondence about a personal issue);
- Freedom of Information requests. This is not the right channel for FOI requests; information about the appropriate procedure can be found at http://www.ico.gov.uk/.
Where a petition is posted which contains misleading information we reserve the right to remove it at any time.
Once accepted, petitions will be made available on this website for anyone to sign. Anyone signing the petition must provide their Twitter.com login credentials. No personal details other than their Twitter username will be published on the site. Information about any individual will not be used for any other purpose than in relation to the petition.