1. Information About the RWE Group of the ESPS

1.1 The domain name ("Site") is a website operated by the Group Trustees of the RWE Group of the ESPS, c/o Pinsent Masons Pension Services, 30 Crown Place, London, EC2A 4ES (“We” or “Our”).

1.2 If you have any questions about this acceptable use policy ("Policy") or any of its contents please contact us at

  1. Acceptable Use Policy

2.1 This Policy sets out the terms between you and us under which you may access the Site. This Policy applies to all users of, and visitors to, the Site.

2.2 Your use of Our Site means that you accept, and agree to abide by, all the provisions in this Policy, which supplement Our terms of website use

  1. Prohibited Uses

3.1 You may use Our Site only for lawful purposes.  You may not use Our Site:

3.1.1 in any way that breaches any applicable local, national or international law or regulation;

3.1.2 in any way that is unlawful or fraudulent, or has any unlawful or fraudulent purpose or effect;

3.1.3 for the purpose of harming or attempting to harm minors in any way;

3.1.4 to send, knowingly receive, upload, download, use or re-use any material which does not comply with the content standards in this Policy.

3.1.5 to transmit, or procure the sending of, any unsolicited or unauthorised advertising or promotional material or any other form of similar solicitation (spam); or

3.1.6 to knowingly transmit any data, send or upload any material that contains viruses, Trojan horses, worms, time-bombs, keystroke loggers, spyware, adware or any other harmful programs or similar computer code designed to adversely affect the operation of any computer software or hardware.

3.2 You also agree:

3.2.1 not to reproduce, duplicate, copy or re-sell any part of Our Site in contravention of the provisions of Our Terms of website use

3.2.2 not to access without authority, interfere with, damage or disrupt:

a) any part of Our Site;

b) any equipment or network on which Our Site is stored;

c) any software used in the provision of Our Site; or

d) any equipment or network or software owned or used by any third party.

  1. Interactive Services

4.1 We may from time to time provide interactive services on the Site, including, without limitation discussions, forums, chatrooms and/or blog sites. 

4.2 We may use reasonable endeavours to assess any possible risks for users (and in particular, for children) from third parties when they use any interactive service provided on Our Site, and We will decide in each case whether it is appropriate to use moderation of the relevant service (including what kind of moderation to use) in light of those risks. We are under no obligation to oversee, monitor or moderate any interactive service We provide on the Site, and We expressly exclude Our liability for any loss or damage arising from the use of any interactive service by a user in contravention of Our content standards, whether the service is moderated or not.

4.3 The use of any of Our interactive services by a minor is subject to the consent of their parent or guardian. We advise parents who permit their children to use an interactive service that it is important that they communicate with their children about their safety online, as moderation is not foolproof. Minors who are using any interactive service should be made aware of the potential risks to them

  1. Content Standards

5.1 These content standards apply to any and all material which you upload, post or otherwise contribute to the Site, and to all interactive services provided on the Site.  The standards apply to each part of any contribution as well as to its whole.

5.2 Contributions must: -

5.2.1 be accurate (where they state facts);

5.2.2 be genuinely held (where they state opinions);

5.2.3 comply with applicable law in the UK and in any country from which they are posted.

5.3 Contributions must not: -

5.3.1 contain any material which is defamatory of any person;

5.3.2 contain any material which is obscene, offensive, hateful or inflammatory;

5.3.3 promote sexually explicit material;

5.3.4 promote violence;

5.3.5 promote discrimination based on race, sex, religion, nationality, disability, sexual orientation or age;

5.3.6 infringe any copyright, design right, database right, trade mark or any other intellectual property rights of any other person;

5.3.7 be likely to deceive;

5.3.8 be made in breach of any legal duty owed to a third party, such as a contractual duty or a duty of confidence;

5.3.9 advocate, promote or assist any illegal activity or unlawful act;

5.3.10 be threatening, abuse or invade another’s privacy, or cause annoyance, inconvenience or needless anxiety;

5.3.11 be likely to harass, upset, embarrass, alarm or annoy any other person;

5.3.12 be used to impersonate any person, or to misrepresent your identity or affiliation with any person;

5.3.13 give the impression that they emanate from us, if this is not the case; or

5.3.14 advocate, promote or assist any unlawful act such as (by way of example only) copyright infringement or computer misuse.

  1. Suspension and Termination

6.1 We will determine, in Our sole discretion, whether your use of the Site constitutes a breach of this Policy.  When a breach of this Policy has occurred, We may take such action as We deem appropriate. 

6.2 Failure to comply with these contents standards constitutes a material breach of these Terms and may result in Our taking all or any of the following actions:

6.2.1 immediate, temporary or permanent withdrawal of your right to use the Site;

6.2.2 immediate, temporary or permanent removal of any posting, message or material contributed by you to the Site;

6.2.3 issue of a warning to you;

6.2.4 legal proceedings against you for appropriate court orders, compensation and/or reimbursement of all costs on an indemnity basis (including, but not limited to, reasonable administrative and legal costs) resulting from the breach; or

6.2.5 disclosure of such information to law enforcement authorities as we reasonably feel is necessary or are required to disclose.

6.3 We exclude liability for actions taken in response to breaches of this Policy. The responses described above are not limited, and We may take any other action that We reasonably deem appropriate.

  1. Changes to the Acceptable Use Policy

We may revise this Policy at any time by amending this page. You are expected to check this page from time to time to take notice of any changes We make, as they are legally binding on you. Some of the provisions contained in this Policy may also be superseded by provisions or notices published elsewhere on Our Site.