These are the terms and conditions for the use of the
North Somerset Council website and its associated
Management and ownership
This site is owned by North Somerset Council (referred to as
'we' or 'our') and is managed by the marketing and
This website is maintained for your personal use and viewing. In
entering our site you as a user are accepting our terms and
conditions, which take effect from the date on which you first use
this website. By accessing and using this site, you accept:
- You agree to use this site only for lawful purposes and in a
manner that does not infringe the rights of, or restrict or inhibit
the use and enjoyment of, this site by any third party.
- Such restriction or inhibition includes, without limitation,
conduct which is unlawful or which may harass or cause distress or
inconvenience to any person and the transmission of obscene or
offensive content or disruption of normal flow of dialogue within
- You are prohibited from posting or transmitting via this
website any unlawful, defamatory, obscene, offensive or scandalous
material or any material that constitutes or encourages conduct
that would be considered a criminal offence, likely to give rise to
civil liability, or otherwise violates any law.
- You understand we will fully co-operate with any law
enforcement authorities or court order lawfully requesting or
directing us to disclose the identity of anyone posting any such
information or materials on this website.
This website complies with the Privacy and Electronic
Communications (EC Directive) (Amendment) Regulations of 2011.
map - www.n-somerset.gov.uk/map. By
entering search criteria and selecting information provided as a
result of your search, you are requesting a service which requires
the use of a cookie to return data. The cookie does not contain any
personal information and is not used for any purpose beyond
enabling the service you have requested to function. Provision is
made for this type of cookie in the Privacy and Electronic
Communications (EC Directive) (Amendment) Regulations of 2011.
Social plug-ins for Twitter and Facebook on our website may also
set or retrieve cookies on your machine, if you are logged in to
these websites, or have previously downloaded cookies controlled by
these sites. This is beyond our control and we recommend you visit
Privacy and data protection
When completing forms you may be asked for personal information
such as name, address and postcode. It is only when you supply
this type of information that you can be personally identified.
Information may be collected:
- to fulfil your request for information or services
- as input to improving our site
- as part of the process of consultation
We are registered with the Data Protection Act 1998 for the
purpose of processing personal data in the performance of its
legitimate business. Any information held by us will be
processed in compliance with the principles set out in the act. We
are obliged to comply with and support the objectives of the Data
Protection Act 1998. We will:
- continue to strengthen our procedures for maintaining the
confidentiality of all personal information we hold
- require all of our employees to comply fully with this policy
and data protection principles
- hold the minimum personal information necessary to enable us to
perform our functions which is erased once the need to hold it has
- make every effort to ensure this information is accurate,
up-to-date and that any inaccuracies are corrected without
- obtain all personal data in accordance with the Fair Processing
Code and lawfully process it in accordance with the conditions for
- design our systems and processes to comply with data protection
- not publish personal data on our website without the explicit
consent of its subject
- take immediate action if we discover that our policies are not
being complied with
Any personal information will only be disclosed for notified
- our staff: where the information is vital to their
- the courts: under the direction of a court order
- our partners: strictly in accordance with agreed protocols
- others: as detailed in the notified register entry
We use your email address for council information and/or
news. North Somerset uses an external supplier to send these
emails, but North Somerset Council will remain responsible for the
security of your data. Your email address was gathered from
information you have given in the course of interactions with North
Somerset Council and you always have the opportunity to unsubscribe
yourself from this list. You can always re-subscribe in the future
should you wish.
Information collected by us is used for internal review to:
- improve the content of this site
- customise the content and/or layout of this site
- notify users (with their consent) about updates to this
- contact users (with their consent) for marketing
Information collected is not shared with other organisations for
Our site and material relating to government information, products
and services (or to third party information, products and
services), is provided as is without any representation or
endorsement made and without warranty of any kind whether express
or implied, including, but not limited to, the implied warranties
of satisfactory quality, fitness for a particular purpose,
non-infringement, compatibility, security, completeness and
We do not warrant or represent that the functions contained in the
material available on this site will be uninterrupted or error
free, that defects will be corrected, or that this site or the
server that makes it available are free of viruses or represent the
full functionality, accuracy or reliability of the materials.
In no event will we be liable for any expense, loss or damage
including, without limitation, indirect or consequential loss or
damage, or any expense, loss or damage whatsoever arising from use,
or loss of use, of data, or loss of profits, arising out of or in
connection with the use of our site or reliance on its
No data transmission over the internet can be guaranteed as totally
secure. While we strive to protect such information, we do
not warrant and cannot ensure the security of any information which
you transmit to us. Accordingly, any information which you
transmit to us is transmitted at your own risk.
Our site is not a substitute for independent professional advice
and users should obtain any appropriate professional advice
relevant to their particular circumstances. The material on our
site may include the views or recommendations of third parties,
which do not necessarily reflect the views of HM Government or
indicate its commitment to a particular course of action.
We assume no responsibility or liability arising in respect of any
such third party material.
These terms and conditions shall be governed by and construed in
accordance with the laws of England and Wales.
Any dispute arising under these terms and conditions shall be
subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of England and
Links to external websites
We are not responsible for the content of any linked site. Links on
our website will lead to other websites which are not under our
control. We cannot guarantee these links will work all of the
time and have no control over the availability of the linked pages.
Listing and linking should not be taken as an endorsement of any
kind and we accept no liability in respect of the content.
We make every effort to check and test material at all stages of
You must take your own precautions to ensure that the process which
you employ for accessing our site does not expose you to the risk
of viruses, malicious computer code or other forms of interference
which may damage your own computer system. It is always wise
for you to run an anti-virus program on all material downloaded
from the internet.
We cannot accept any responsibility for any loss, disruption or
damage to your data or your computer system which may occur whilst
using material derived from our site.
We may at any time revise these terms and conditions without notice
and you should check them regularly. Continued use of our site
after a change has been made is your acceptance of the
We accept no liability for any failure to comply with these terms
and conditions where such failure is due to circumstance beyond our
If we waive any rights available to us under these terms and
conditions on one occasion this does not means that those rights
will automatically be waived on any other occasion.
If any of these terms and conditions are held to be invalid,
unenforceable or illegal for any reason the remaining terms and
conditions shall nevertheless continue in full force.