Terms of Service

This website is owned and operated by Trades Union Congress. These Terms of Service outline the terms and conditions upon which you can use our website to create and sign campaigns and connect with others who share the same values.


By creating or signing a campaign on our website, or ticking the box next to the words “I agree to the Terms of Service” on our website, you signify that you accept the Terms of Service, Community Guidelines and Privacy Policy, and agree to be bound by them.

    1. If you would like to create a campaign using our website, you must set up an account with us. When setting up your account, you must provide information about yourself that is true, current and complete.
    2. You are solely responsible for maintaining the confidentiality and security of your account. You are also solely responsible for all activities conducted through your account.
    3. You must notify us immediately of any unauthorised use of your account. We will not be liable for any loss or damage arising in connection with any unauthorised use of your account.
    4. When you start a campaign and provide us with your email address and, at your option, your mobile phone number, you consent to receiving messages and calls (including by email, SMS and/or MMS) from us in relation to your campaign and other campaigns created on our website; and
    5. You release and forever discharge us from any liability, action, claim, loss or damage you suffer or incur relating to, or in connection with, any campaign you create on our website and any messages you receive from other users of our website.


    1. If you would like to sign any campaign on our website, you must provide us with information about yourself that is true, current and complete. You do not need to set up an account with us to sign a campaign.
    2. If you opt-in to updates and other campaigns from megaphone UK, you are able to unsubscribe from messages sent by us at any time by clicking on the “unsubscribe” link at the bottom of our emails.
    3. You release and forever discharge us from any liability, action, claim, loss or damage you suffer or incur relating to, or in connection with your involvement in any campaign you sign on our website (including any messages you receive from the creator of a campaign) and any messages you receive from other users of our website.


    1. You warrant that all text, images and other content you post on our website (Your Content) is your original work and/or to the extent that Your Content includes any text, images or other content owned by a third party, you warrant that you are licensed to use and reproduce such content on our website.
    2. You understand and agree that we may, in our sole discretion and without notice, edit and/or remove any campaign you have created on our website or any of Your Content which we believe violates these Terms of Service or which is or may be offensive, illegal, defamatory, or infringe the rights, or threaten the safety, of others.
    3. By submitting and posting your content on our website, you give us and our related bodies corporate a perpetual, irrevocable, worldwide, royalty-free and non-exclusive licence to use, modify, reproduce, publish, broadcast, communicate, display and distribute Your Content in any format, using any medium, for the purpose of promoting your campaign, Megaphone UK, TUC and its related bodies corporate.


    1. Our website is available for your personal and non-commercial use only.
    2. We do not endorse or authorise any campaigns on our website.
    3. You must use our website in accordance with these Terms of Service only for lawful purposes and in a way which does not infringe the rights of anyone or restrict or inhibit anyone's use of our website.
    4. You must not harvest or collect email addresses, mobile phone numbers or other personal information about other users of our website for the purpose of sending unsolicited commercial messages or for any other purpose.
    5. We update and carry out maintenance on our website regularly, so we may have to suspend access, service or functionality on our website from time to time, without notice. We will not be liable if, for any reason, our website is not available at any time or for any period of time.
    6. Our website may contain links to third party sites and resources. We have no control over those sites, and will not be liable for any loss or damage you suffer or incur when you use a third party site or resource.
    7. We own, or are the licensee of, the intellectual property rights in the content of our website, including text, photos, images and trademarks.
    8. The site may not be used to garner votes for any political party or candidate.


    1. We may suspend or cancel your account if you fail to comply with your obligations under these Terms of Service.
    2. If your account is suspended or closed for any reason, you will not have access to the account (including Your Content). We recommend that you make regular back-ups of Your Content.


    1. You use our website at your sole risk.
    2. We provide our website on an “as is” basis. We do not represent or warrant that the operation of our website will be secure, confidential, uninterrupted, error-free, accurate, complete or current.
    3. Except where we are unable to exclude our liability by law, we will not be liable to you for any loss or damage, however it arises, whether in contract, statute of tort (including negligence), arising out of, or in connection with, your use of (including inability to use) our website.
    4. We exclude liability for any loss of profit, loss or corruption of data, special, exemplary, punitive, incidental, indirect or consequential loss or damages suffered or incurred or arising in connection with our website, or in connection with any act or omission by us (negligent or otherwise).
    5. You indemnify us against all liability, action, claim, loss or damage arising out of, or in connection with, Your Content, your use of (or inability to use) our website, any breach of our Terms of Service, your conduct with respect to our website and other users of our website, a campaign run through this website or any other act or omission which resulted in the claim being brought.


    1. We reserve the right to change any or all of these terms and conditions, and/or add new terms and conditions at any time. When we do so, we will make a new copy of these Terms of Service available on our website. Your continued use of our website will be deemed to constitute your acceptance of such changes.
    2. These Terms of Service set out the entire agreement between you and us relating to your use of our website and supersedes all prior discussions and communications.
    3. There is no relationship of employment, partnership, agency or fiduciaries between you and us.
    4. These Terms of Service shall be governed and construed in accordance with the laws of England and Wales and any disputes relating to these Terms of Use shall be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of England and Wales.
    5. TUC shall have the right to remove or suppress, either temporarily or permanently, any content and/or petition that it deems, in its sole discretion, inappropriate and/or in violation of the terms or spirit of the website. As determined by sole discretion of TUC, anything that:
  • infringes upon or violates any third-party rights, including intellectual property rights, privacy rights, or publicity rights of others;
  • promotes and/or encourages illegal or unlawful activity in any country;
  • is defamatory, libellous or slanderous in nature;
  • advocates hate, violence, abuse, threats, or harm against any group, individual or entity;
  • harasses or encourages others to harass any group, individual or entity;
  • discriminates based on a protected characteristic e.g. age, disability, race, religion or belief, gender reassignment, sex or sexual orientation;
  • is vulgar, obscene, profane, pornographic, and/or otherwise offensive in nature;
  • solicits funds for or contributions to any candidate, group, organization, committee or entity of any kind;
  • discloses third-party confidential, private, or trade secret information;
  • violates any right or duty under any law or under contractual or fiduciary relationships (such as inside information, proprietary and confidential information learned or disclosed as part of employment relationships or under nondisclosure agreements);
  • is fraudulent or substantially untrue;
  • is commercial in nature;
  • directly or indirectly targets a TUC affiliated trade union, their leadership or officials;
  • encourages the formation of splinter or alternative groups or any other similar action that could lead to worker division or disunity;
  • discourages membership of, or participation in, any union, federated union body, trade union associated organisation, political party or fellow progressive organisation; and/or
  • promotes membership of or participation in a non-TUC affiliated trade union
  • urges others to support or oppose a particular candidate in any internal or external election in a union or political party.
  • breaches TUC Disputes and Procedures Principles


TUC reserves the right to remove or suppress, temporarily or permanently, any content that we believe:

  • violates our standard and solidarity rules (listed above);
  • is written in a language other than English and we reasonably suspect violates the standard and solidarity rules;
  • replicates or is significantly similar in purpose and/or intention to another petition already in use; and/or
  • does not fit the purpose of the petition platform, specifically as a platform for addressing workplace issues and worker rights.



Questions about the Terms of Service should be sent to us at [email protected].