Terms and Conditions
Terms of website use
Please read these terms and conditions carefully before using this site
What’s in these terms?
These terms tell you the rules for using our website https://www.informationnow.org.uk/ (Our Site).
Click on the links below to go straight to more information on each area:
• Who we are and how to contact us.
• By using Our Site you accept these terms
• There are other terms that may apply to you
• We may make changes to these terms
• We may make changes to Our Site
• We may suspend or withdraw Our Site
• You must keep your account details safe
• How you may use material on Our Site
• Do not rely on information on Our Site
• We are not responsible for websites we link to
• Our responsibility for loss or damage suffered by you
• Uploading content to Our Site
• Moderation of contributions to Our Site
• We are not responsible for viruses and you must not introduce them
• Rules about linking to Our Site
• Which country’s laws apply to any disputes?
Informationnow.org.uk is a site operated by Newcastle City Council. (”We” or “Us”). We are located at Civic Centre, Barras Bridge, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 8QH. You can contact Us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you do not agree to these terms, you must not use Our Site.
We recommend that you print a copy of these terms for future reference.
• Our Acceptable Use Policy, which sets out the permitted uses and prohibited uses of Our Site. When using Our Site, you must comply with this Acceptable Use Policy.
The policies mentioned above can be accessed for inspection through the hyperlinks provided.
We amend these terms from time to time. Every time you wish to use Our Site, please check these terms to ensure you understand the terms that apply at that time. [These terms were most recently updated on 10 April 2018 when we incorporated the Acceptable Use policy]
We may update and change Our Site from time to time for our users’ needs, our own priorities and to comply with any legal obligations. We will try to give you reasonable notice of any major changes.
Our Site is made available free of charge.
We do not guarantee that Our Site, or any content on it, will always be available or be uninterrupted. We may suspend or withdraw or restrict the availability of all or any part of Our Site for any reason. We will try to give you reasonable notice of any suspension or withdrawal.
Our Site is directed to people residing in and around Newcastle upon Tyne, England. We do not represent that any of our content will be available in other locations. We also do not represent that any content available on or through Our Site is appropriate for any commercial use.
If you choose, or you are provided with, a user identification code, password or any other piece of information as part of our security procedures, you must treat such information as confidential. You must not disclose it to any third party.
If you know or suspect that anyone other than you knows your user identification code or password, you must promptly notify Us at email@example.com.
We are the owner or the licensee of all intellectual property rights in Our Site, and in the material published on it. Those works are protected by copyright laws and treaties around the world. All such rights are reserved.
You may print off one copy, and may download extracts, of any page(s) from Our Site for your personal use and you may draw the attention of others within your organisation to content posted on Our Site.
You must not modify the paper or digital copies of any materials you have printed off or downloaded in any way, and you must not use any illustrations, photographs, video or audio sequences or any graphics separately from any accompanying text.
Our status (and that of any identified contributors) as the authors of content on Our Site must always be acknowledged.
You must not use any part of the content on Our Site for commercial purposes without obtaining a licence to do so from Us or our licensors.
The content on Our Site is provided for general information only to adultse who are living in Newcastle upon Tyne, their families, friends, carers and the people who work with and for adults. We do not represent that Our Site is appropriate for use in other locations.
The content of Our Site is not intended to amount to advice on which you should rely. You must obtain professional or specialist advice before taking, or refraining from, any action on the basis of the content on Our Site.
Although we make reasonable efforts to update the information on Our Site, we make no representations, warranties or guarantees, whether express or implied, that the content on Our Site is accurate, complete or up to date.
Where Our Site contains links to other sites and resources provided by third parties, these links are provided for your information only. Such links should not be interpreted as approval by Us of those linked websites or information you may obtain from them.
We have no control over the contents of those sites or resources.
We always recommend that that you check out a service or organisation before deciding whether you wish to take part, or purchase a service.
We reserve the right to promptly remove, or to disable access to any links or content which we deem to be potentially defamatory of any person, unlawful or in violation of any third party rights.
Whether you are a consumer or a business user:
- We do not exclude or limit in any way our liability to you where it would be unlawful to do so. This includes liability for death or personal injury caused by our negligence or the negligence of our employees, agents or subcontractors and for fraud or fraudulent misrepresentation.
If you are a business user:
- We exclude all implied conditions, warranties, representations or other terms that may apply to Our Site or any content on it.
- We will not be liable to you for any loss or damage, whether in contract, tort (including negligence), breach of statutory duty, or otherwise, even if foreseeable, arising under or in connection with:
- use of, or inability to use, Our Site; or
- use of or reliance on any content displayed on Our Site.
In particular, we will not be liable for:
- loss of profits, sales, business, or revenue;
- business interruption;
- loss of anticipated savings;
- loss of business opportunity, goodwill or reputation; or
- any indirect or consequential loss or damage.
If you are a consumer user:
Please note that we only provide Our Site for domestic and private use. You agree not to use Our Site for any commercial or business purposes, and we have no liability to you for any loss of profit, loss of business, business interruption, or loss of business opportunity.
If defective digital content that we have supplied, damages a device or digital content belonging to you and this is caused by our failure to use reasonable care and skill, we will either repair the damage or pay you compensation. [However, we will not be liable for damage that you could have avoided by following our advice to apply an update offered to you free of charge or for damage that was caused by you failing to correctly follow installation instructions or to have in place the minimum system requirements advised by us.]
Whenever you make use of a feature that allows you to upload content to Our Site, or to make contact with other users of Our Site, you must comply with the content standards set out in our Acceptable Use Policy.
You warrant that any such contribution does comply with those standards, and you will be liable to Us and indemnify Us for any breach of that warranty. This means you will be responsible for any loss or damage we suffer as a result of your breach of warranty.
Any content or material that you upload to Our Site will be considered non-confidential and non-proprietary. By submitting a contribution to Our Site, you agree to grant Us a non-exclusive licence to use that contribution. Although you will still own the copyright in your contribution, We will have the right to freely use, edit, alter, reproduce, publish and/or distribute the material contained in your contribution. This licence will be free of charge, perpetual and capable of sub-licence. We may exercise all copyright and publicity rights in the material contained in your contribution in all jurisdictions, to their full extent and for the full period for which any such rights exist in that material. Please also note that, you must ensure that your contribution does not infringe any copyright, database right or trade mark of any other person. By submitting your contribution to Our Site, you are warranting that you have the right to grant Us the non-exclusive copyright licence described above. If you are not in a position to grant such a licence to Us, please do not submit the contribution to Our Site. Where you are not the owner of the content you are posting, you confirm that you have received the permission of the content owner to upload this content to Our Site. You can withdraw your permission at any time by written notice to Us.
We also have the right to disclose your identity to any third party who is claiming that any content posted or uploaded by you to Our Site constitutes a violation of their intellectual property rights, or of their right to privacy.
We have the right to remove any posting you make on Our Site if, in our opinion, your post does not comply with the content standards set out in our Acceptable Use Policy .
You are solely responsible for securing and backing up your content.
If you provide any contribution to Our Site, you agree to grant Us permission to alter and adapt it for operations, editorial or legal reasons.
You acknowledge that We are under no duty to publish any contribution you have provided.
We do not guarantee that Our Site will be secure or free from bugs or viruses.
You are responsible for configuring your information technology, computer programmes and platform to access Our Site. You should use your own virus protection software.
You must not misuse Our Site by knowingly introducing viruses, trojans, worms, logic bombs or other material that is malicious or technologically harmful. You must not attempt to gain unauthorised access to Our Site, the server on which Our Site is stored or any server, computer or database connected to Our Site. You must not attack Our Site via a denial-of-service attack or a distributed denial-of service attack. By breaching this provision, you would commit a criminal offence under the Computer Misuse Act 1990. We will report any such breach to the relevant law enforcement authorities and we will co-operate with those authorities by disclosing your identity to them. In the event of such a breach, your right to use Our Site will cease immediately.
You may link to our home page, provided you do so in a way that is fair and legal and does not damage our reputation or take advantage of it.
You must not establish a link in such a way as to suggest any form of association, approval or endorsement on our part where none exists.
You must not establish a link to Our Site in any website that is not owned by you.
Our Site must not be framed on any other site, nor may you create a link to any part of Our Site other than the home page.
We reserve the right to withdraw linking permission without notice.
You acknowledge that We have the right to hyperlink and reference your website on Our Site.
The website in which you are linking must comply in all respects with the content standards set out in our Acceptable Use Policy
If you wish to link to or make any use of content on Our Site other than that set out above, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.