Last updated: October 2015
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This website is intended for persons of all ages and the Council will use its best endeavours to ensure that none of the contents of the website are unsuitable for minors. If you believe that any of the content may be unsuitable, please inform the Council.
Product & services information
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The posting of any such Elements on this website does not constitute a waiver of any right in such Elements. You do not acquire ownership rights to any such Elements viewed through this website. Except as otherwise provided herein, none of these Elements may be used, copied, reproduced, distributed, republished, downloaded, modified, displayed, posted or transmitted in any form or by any means, including, but not limited to, electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording, or otherwise, without our express prior written permission.
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This website may contain links and/or advertisements to other websites maintained by us in addition to links to websites maintained by unrelated companies and persons (“third party website”). An advertisement of, or link to, a third party website does not mean that we approve, endorse or accept any responsibility for that third party website, its content or use, or the use of products and services made available through such third party website.
We are not responsible for the actions, content, accuracy, opinions expressed, privacy policies, products or services provided through these links or made available through these resources or appearing in such third party websites, nor for any damages or losses, directly or indirectly, caused or alleged to have been caused as a result of your use or reliance on such third party websites.
Such third party websites are not investigated, monitored or checked for accuracy, completeness or conformance with applicable laws and regulations by us. We do not make any representations whatsoever, or give any warranties of any kind, expressed, implied, or otherwise about any websites which you may access through this website, the content thereof, or the products and/or services made available through such websites. If you decide to leave our website and access these other websites, you do so at your own risk. All rules, policies (including privacy policies) and operating procedures of such websites will apply to you while on such websites.
In addition to hyperlinks, our website may provide references to books, documents, articles and other tangible published media by third parties over which we have no control. The above terms applicable to hyperlinks will, where appropriate, also apply to tangible media and we will not be responsible or liable for any information contained in such references.
Links from other websites
Any link to this website without our written permission is prohibited. Notwithstanding authorisation to link to this website, linking to any page other than the home page is prohibited. Persons providing access to this website via links from another website are solely responsible for the content, accuracy, opinions expressed, privacy policies, products or services of, or available through, the source website and for any representations made or impressions created concerning the Council.
Authorisation by us to link to this website is given without assumption of any liability by us relating to such links, and we hereby disclaim any such liability. We reserve the right to withdraw any authorisation to link to this website at any time and for any reason.
Data protection consent
With the exception of Personal Data (as defined in our Privacy Statement), any communication or material you post or transmit to us over the Internet is, and will be treated as non-confidential and non-proprietary. Upon the transmission of any personal information to us, you expressly grant permission to us to disseminate and/or use such information for any lawful purpose as detailed in our Privacy Statement. We reserve the right to monitor your communications with us whether by mail, voice, fax, e-mail or any other form of transmission for the purposes of quality control, security and other business needs.
Notwithstanding the foregoing, all Personal Data provided to us as a result of this website will be handled in accordance with our Privacy Statement.
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It is your responsibility to evaluate the accuracy and completeness of all information, statements, opinions and other material on this website or any website with which it is linked. Some jurisdictions do not allow the exclusion or disclaimer of certain warranties. Accordingly some of the above disclaimers may not apply to you. We do not seek to exclude or limit liability for fraudulent misrepresentation. Your statutory rights as a consumer, if any, are not affected hereby.
Exclusion of liability
TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAWS WE, ON BEHALF OF OUR EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, SUPPLIERS, AND CONTRACTORS EXCLUDE LIABILITY FOR ANY LOSSES AND EXPENSES OF WHATEVER NATURE AND HOWSOEVER ARISING INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, SPECIAL, PUNITIVE, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, LOSS OF USE, LOSS OF DATA, LOSS CAUSED BY A VIRUS, LOSS OF INCOME OR PROFIT, LOSS OF OR DAMAGE TO PROPERTY, CLAIMS OF THIRD PARTIES, OR OTHER LOSSES OF ANY KIND OR CHARACTER, EVEN IF WE HAVE BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES OR LOSSES, ARISING OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE USE OF THIS WEBSITE OR ANY WEBSITE WITH WHICH IT IS LINKED. YOU ASSUME TOTAL RESPONSIBILITY FOR ESTABLISHING SUCH PROCEDURES FOR DATA BACK UP AND VIRUS CHECKING AS YOU CONSIDER NECESSARY. THIS IS A COMPREHENSIVE LIMITATION OF LIABILITY THAT APPLIES TO ALL LOSSES AND DAMAGES OF ANY KIND WHATSOEVER, WHETHER THE ALLEGED LIABILITY IS BASED ON CONTRACT, NEGLIGENCE, TORT, STRICT LIABILITY OR ANY OTHER BASIS. SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE LIMITATIONS OF LIABILITY SET FORTH ABOVE, SO THESE LIMITATIONS OF LIABILITY MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. IF ANY PART OF THIS LIMITATION OF LIABILITY IS FOUND TO BE INVALID OR UNENFORCEABLE FOR ANY REASON, THEN THE AGGREGATE LIABILITY OF THE COUNCIL, ITS AFFILIATES, SERVICE PROVIDERS AND LICENSORS UNDER SUCH CIRCUMSTANCES FOR LIABILITIES THAT OTHERWISE WOULD HAVE BEEN LIMITED, SHALL NOT EXCEED £100. WE DO NOT SEEK TO EXCLUDE OR LIMIT LIABILITY FOR FRAUDULENT MISREPRESENTATION.
Access to our website is free (subject to our right to charge subscriptions to access ‘member only’ pages as described below). You are responsible for providing and maintaining all personal computer and communications equipment and internet access accounts necessary to gain access to this website. Failure on your part to maintain access to the internet, thus preventing use of our website, shall not entitle you to any form of refund or compensation whatsoever.
In consideration of your use of the website, you agree to provide true, accurate, current and complete information about yourself as prompted by the website’s registration form (“Registration Data”) and maintain and promptly update the Registration Data to keep it true, accurate, and complete. If you provide any information that is untrue, inaccurate or incomplete, or we have reasonable grounds to suspect that such information is inaccurate, we have the right to suspend or terminate your membership and refuse any and all current or future use of the website or programs.
You agree to use the website in a manner consistent with any and all applicable rules and regulations. You agree not to upload or transmit through the website any computer viruses, trojan horses, worms or anything else designed to interfere with, interrupt or disrupt the normal operating procedures of a computer.
In order to access our website, you may be required to register personal information and establish unique usernames and passwords. You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of any passwords, and are fully responsible and or liable for all activities that occur under your password and username, whether by you or by anyone else using your identity. Should your password be compromised by breaches of security such as, but not limited to, loss, theft and unauthorised disclosure, it is your responsibility to immediately notify us of the need to change or deactivate the password. Until we are so notified you will remain liable for any unauthorised use of your account.
You agree to use the website for lawful purposes only and shall not post or transmit through the website any material which violates or infringes in any way upon the rights of others, which is unlawful, threatening, abusive, defamatory, invasive of privacy or publicity rights, vulgar, obscene, profane or otherwise objectionable, which encourages conduct that would constitute a criminal offence, give rise to civil liability or otherwise violate any law, or which, without our express prior approval, contains advertising or any solicitation with respect to products or services or links to a chain letter or pyramid scheme. Furthermore, you agree not to upload, post or otherwise make available on the website any material protected by copyright, trademark or other proprietary right without the express permission of the owner of the copyright, trademark or other proprietary right and the burden of determining that any material is not protected by copyright rests with you. By submitting material to any public area of the website, you grant us, or warrant that the owner of such material has expressly granted us, the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable, non-exclusive right and license to use, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, translate and distribute such material (in whole or in part) worldwide and/or to incorporate it in other works in any form, media or technology now known or hereafter developed for the full term of any copyright that may exist in such material and agree to provide us on request with evidence of such permissions. You shall be solely liable for any damage resulting from any infringement of copyrights, proprietary rights, or any other harm resulting from such a submission and agree to indemnify us against any loss caused in this manner. Breach of this condition shall entitle us to terminate your licence without providing notice or compensation.
We may from time to time restrict certain parts of the website (“pages”) to users who have paid a subscription fee to us. If you wish to have unrestricted use of the website and access to pages which we deem are accessible on payment of a fee, you will be required to register with us and pay the subscription fee notified to you via the website.
If you do not wish to pay the relevant subscription fee, you may still be required to register with us but your access to the website may be restricted. We shall determine, at our sole discretion, the extent to which your access to the website will be restricted.
The subscription fee shall be payable immediately on the date of our acceptance of your registration (which we shall notify you of via e-mail) and shall, at our sole discretion, be non-refundable. Where you wish to pay the subscription fee by credit or debit card, you hereby represent that you are the owner, holder and authorised user of the credit or debit card specified by you on our registration form and you agree that we are authorised to take payments from your account as and when they become due. You further agree that this authorisation will remain in effect until you revoke it in writing to us.
We reserve the right to change the subscription fee and billing methods at any time. We shall notify you of all such changes at your renewal date and your continuing use of the website and our products and services will constitute acceptance of such changes. We reserve the right to terminate your membership immediately without further notice if you do not accept any such changes or fail to pay our invoices. All subscription fees shall be paid in full without deduction or withholding.
If you wish to cancel your website subscription, you must notify us in writing of your intention to cancel within seven working days after our acceptance of your registration. Upon receipt of such notification, we shall refund the subscription fee and terminate your membership with us.
At the end of the period for which the subscription fee was payable, we shall send you a renewal notice and this agreement will automatically renew when you inform us that you wish to renew your subscription.
Delays and force majeure
Whilst we will take all reasonable commercial actions to make our website and our programs available at all times, we reserve the right to suspend access to the whole or part of our website without notice in order to modify, delete, edit, make repairs or upgrade our programs. In addition, our third party suppliers may suspend our services for similar reasons. You agree not to hold us liable for any failure or delay in our performance due to any cause beyond our reasonable control, including acts of war, acts of God, earthquake, flood, embargo, riot, sabotage, labour shortage or dispute, governmental act or failure of the internet. For better performance we may assign our rights and delegate our duties under this agreement either in whole or in part at any time, at our sole discretion, and without your consent. You may not assign or otherwise transfer your rights or obligations, in whole or in part, under this agreement to anyone else.
Law & Jurisdiction
The website is controlled by the Council from its offices within England. Access to, or use of, this website or information, materials, products and/or services on this website may be prohibited by law in certain countries or jurisdictions. You are responsible for compliance with any applicable laws of the country from which you are accessing this website. We make no representation that the information contained herein is appropriate or available for use in other locations.