Rules for use of the Hyndburn BC website
These rules set out the necessary legal framework that surrounds the public use of the Hyndburn BC website.
The Hyndburn BC website consists of this World Wide Web site and the content and services it provides.
The Hyndburn BC website is owned by Hyndburn Borough Council.
By using the Hyndburn BC website, either by logging on this website or by registering as a user, you are agreeing to the terms of this framework. It is governed by English law.
Use of the system
As a user, you will be able to access material on most areas of the system without going through the registration process. Certain areas of the system are only open to you if you register, and some activities may be restricted to unregistered users.
There is no specific time limit applying to your access and use of the system. Users are reminded to check how much their access to the system is costing them in telephone charges. The system administrator reserves the right to suspend or terminate your access and use of the Hyndburn BC website at any time. This right can be exercised with or without notice.
In normal circumstances, a user’s access to the system will only be terminated in the case of abuse of the system.
You are responsible for all use of the Hyndburn BC website made by you or anyone else using your user name and password and for preventing unauthorised use of your user name and password. If you believe there has been any breach of security such as the disclosure, theft or unauthorised use of your user name and password, you must notify the systems administrator immediately by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you choose to register as a user then you will be able to access a wider range of content and services on the Hyndburn BC website. The registration procedure can be completed online.
Your user name and password will allow you to access the areas of the Hyndburn BC website reserved for registered users only.
The personal information we collect and how we use it
The Council does not capture and store any personal information about an individual who accesses this website, except where he or she voluntarily chooses to give the Council personal information via email, or by using an electronic form on the website, or by enquiring about any of the Council’s services.
In these circumstances, any personal information supplied will only be used to provide the requested information or service unless wider purposes are specified in the form on which the information is supplied or at the point of collection on the website, in which case the information may be used for any of those wider purposes.
The Council may also use aggregate information and statistics for the purposes of monitoring website usage in order to help us develop the website and our services and may provide such aggregate information to third parties. These statistics will not include information that can be used to identify any individual.
The Council will only hold your information for as long as necessary for the purpose for which it was collected.
Personal information is not disclosed to third parties unless this is indicated on the web page and/or relevant form at the point of collecting the information or as required or allowed by law.
Cookies are not used to collect any personal information.
You have the opportunity to set your computer to accept all cookies, to notify you when a cookie is issued, or not to receive cookies at any time. The way in which you do this depends upon the web browser which you use. Please refer to the “Help” function for your browser. If you accept cookies, they may remain on your computer for many years, unless you delete them. Please note that turning off cookies may limit your use of our website and website services.
All material on the Hyndburn BC website (the “Content”) belongs to the Body that produced it or their licensors.
You may retrieve and display content from the Hyndburn BC website on a computer screen, print individual pages on paper and store such pages in electronic format on a personal computer for your personal and non-commercial use.
Except as expressly set out above, you may not reproduce, modify or in any way commercially exploit any of the Content.
The Hyndburn BC website is not responsible for the contents or reliability of the linked websites and does not necessarily endorse the views expressed within them. Listing or inclusion of any linked website shall not be taken as an endorsement of any kind. The Hyndburn BC website cannot guarantee that these links will work all of the time and has no control over the availability of linked pages.
Users should be aware that the information held within the system is transmitted across the internet which is an international network.
Use of e-mail
You must not use the e-mail service provided by the system to send, or use or re-use any material which is unlawful, threatening, abusive, libellous or indecent or which infringes copyright or other rights of third parties or which contains any other form of illegal content. You must not use the service to send any chain e-mails or SMS messages or any unsolicited messages.
Warranties and Limits on Liability
Hyndburnbc.gov.uk is constantly under development and review, in terms of both services and content. Because of this and the number of sources from which the Hyndburn BC website obtains content and the nature of electronic distribution via the Internet, Hyndburn Borough Council does not give any warranties in respect of the system, content, software and services available through the system (collectively “Services”).
In particular, the services are provided on an “as is”, “with all faults”, and “as available” basis. To the extent allowed by applicable law, Hyndburn Borough Council hereby disclaims all warranties, conditions or duties of every nature whatsoever (except any duties of good faith), including without limitation, any implied warranties of merchantability or of fitness for a particular purpose, any express or statutory warranties, and any warranties or duties regarding accuracy, timeliness, completeness, performance, lack of negligence or of workmanlike effort. Additionally, Hyndburn Borough Council makes no warranty that the services are free from infection by viruses or anything else that has contaminating or destructive properties.
To the full extent allowed by applicable law, you agree that Hyndburn Borough Council will not be liable to you and/or any third party for any consequential or incidental damages including but not limited to lost profits, loss of privacy or for failure to meet any duty, including but not limited to any duty of good faith, lack of negligence, or of workmanlike effort or for any other indirect, special, or punitive damages whatsoever that arise out of or are related to the information or services or to any breach of the terms by Hyndburn Borough Council, even if Hyndburn Borough Council has been advised of the possibility of such damages and even in the event of fault, tort (including negligence) or strict liability.
The Hyndburn BC website contains links to other World Wide Web (“http://www”) sites provided by independent third parties (“Third Party Sites”), either directly or indirectly. The Hyndburn BC website is not responsible for the availability or content of third party sites and will not be a party to, or in any way responsible for, any transaction concerning goods or services available from such third party sites.
Changes to the legal framework
Hyndburn Borough Council reserves the right, at its discretion, to make changes to any part of the Hyndburn BC website and the legal framework that regulates its use. If you use the Hyndburn BC website after Hyndburn Borough Council has published changes, you are agreeing now to be bound by those changes. If you do not agree to be bound by those changes, you should not use the Hyndburn BC website any further.