Terms

thurrock.gov.uk enables information about Thurrock Council and its partners to be made available via the Internet. The content of this website is intended to be valid only in the UK.

thurrock.gov.uk is managed by the Web Team of Thurrock Council. Access to and use of this website are subject to the following terms and our privacy statement.

Rights granted and main restrictions

  1. thurrock.gov.uk is maintained for your personal use and viewing. The access and use of any of our websites featuring these terms constitutes the user's acceptance of these terms, which take effect from the date from which each user first uses any such website.

  2. 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 this site.

Copyright and printing

  1. All rights, including copyright, in the website and contents of the web pages and downloads are owned by us or controlled for these purposes by us (on behalf of our partners). Users may download printed copies of the material displayed on the website for personal use only (including use at work); provided that you maintain all copyright notices and other proprietary notices and comply with all confidentiality obligations hereunder. You must not permanently store or otherwise copy contents for commercial gain.

  2. You shall comply with all copyright laws worldwide in the use of the contents of this website and to prevent any unauthorised access or copying of its contents.

Intellectual property

  1. The names, images and logos identifying the Thurrock Council, thurrock.gov.uk, third parties and their information, products and services are proprietary marks.

  2. Copying or use of our logos and/or any other third party logos accessed via this website is not permitted without prior approval from the relevant copyright owner.

  3. Requests for permission to use our logo should be directed to:

    Thurrock Council Web Team
    Civic Offices
    New Road
    Grays
    Essex
    RM17 6SL

    Tell us how and why you wish to use our logo(s). Please include your contact name, address, telephone number and email.

  4. The permission to reproduce our protected material does not extend to any material on this site which is identified as being the copyright of a third party. Authorisation to reproduce such material must be obtained from the copyright holders concerned.

Liability and disclaimer

  1. While reasonable care has been taken in the preparation of the web site to ensure that the information contained on it is accurate, the Council web site with content, names, text and images included on it are provided 'as is' and without warranties of any kind, either express or implied. To the fullest extent permissible pursuant to UK law, the Council disclaims all warranties expressed or implied, including but not limited to implied warranties of reasonable care, satisfactory quality or fitness for a particular purpose and non-infringement of title.

  2. We cannot warrant that the website and any associated services will be uninterrupted or error free, that any defects will be corrected, or that this web site or the server that makes it available are free of viruses or other harmful components. We do not warrant the materials in this website in terms of the correctness, accuracy, functionality or otherwise.

  3. Where the website contains guidance and notes on certain aspects of law as they might affect the average person, they are intended as general information only and do not constitute legal or other professional advice. It should not be relied on as the basis for any decision or legal action. We take every reasonable step to ensure the accuracy and reliability of information published on the web site, but cannot accept liability for any loss suffered due to reliance on the contents of it.

  4. To the extent permitted by applicable laws, no liability is accepted for any direct, indirect, incidental, special or consequential loss or damage to any user (whether arising in contract, tort including negligence or otherwise) arising out of or in connection with the use of this web site or these terms except for personal injury or death of any person caused by negligence or for fraud.

Hyperlinking

  1. Third party links

    Links contained in thurrock.gov.uk will lead to other web sites which are not under our control. Thurrock Council are not responsible for the content of any linked site. Listing and linking should not be taken as an endorsement of any kind and we accept no liability in respect of the content. We cannot guarantee that these links will work all of the time and have no control over the availability of the linked pages. It is also our policy to obtain permission to link to other web sites. Please refer to our privacy statement for further details on following links to other sites.

  2. Linking to thurrock.gov.uk

    You do not have to ask permission to link directly to pages hosted on this site. We do not object to you linking directly to the information that is hosted on our site. However, we do not permit our pages to be loaded into frames on your site. The thurrock.gov.uk pages must load into the user's entire window. We also strongly object to the use of our images by directly placing image links on your site. This steals our bandwidth as well as infringing copyright. Deep linking can only be accomplished with mutual agreement and benefit.

Supply of information

  1. Although we may from time to time monitor or review discussions, postings, transmissions, bulletin boards and the like on its web sites, the Council is under no obligation to do so and assumes no responsibility or liability arising from the content of any such locations nor for any error, omission, third party infringement, defamation, obscenity, or inaccuracy contained in any information within such locations on its web sites. The Council reserves the right to delete, edit or move any content or materials supplied by you in its absolute discretion and to cancel your registration and access rights at any time and for any reason.

  2. Our web server may automatically recognise the domain name and email address (where possible) of users of its websites. We may collect the domain name and email address of visitors to our websites, the email address of those who post messages on our website, the email addresses of those who communicate with us via email, email addresses of those who make postings to thurrock.gov.uk discussion areas, aggregate or analyse information on what pages users access or visit and information volunteered by the user, such as survey information or site registrations.

  3. Information collected by us is used for internal review, to improve the content of thurrock.gov.uk, to customise the content and/or layout of thurrock.gov.uk, to notify users about updates to thurrock.gov.uk and to contact users for marketing purposes and is not shared with other organisations for commercial purposes.

  4. Please refer to our privacy statement for further details on how we use personal data transmitted by a user to thurrock.gov.uk.

Virus protection

  1. We make every effort to check and test material at all stages of production. 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 this website.

Revision of terms and conditions

  1. We may at any time revise these terms without notice. Please check regularly. Continued use of thurrock.gov.uk after a change has been made is your acceptance of the change. These changes will be effective and binding from when they appear on this site.

Law

  1. Your use of this website and any download from it and the operation of these terms shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of England and Wales. Any dispute arising under these terms shall be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of England and Wales.

Contact

  1. If you have a query or comment on any of these terms or the operation of the website then please contact webadmin@thurrock.gov.uk