Terms and Conditions
Terms and Conditions of Use - Dumfries and Galloway Council - Legal Information about www.dumgal.gov.uk
Dumfries and Galloway Council is managed by Dumfries and Galloway Council, which is a local authority, constituted under the Local Government etc. (Scotland) Act 1994. Our Headquarters are at Council Offices, English Street, Dumfries, DG1 2DD. Telephone: 030 33 33 3000.
Throughout these terms when we mention "we", "us", "our" etc., we mean Dumfries and Galloway Council. When we refer to "you", we mean the user and/or browser of our website.
About these Terms and Conditions
By accessing the site at Dumfries and Galloway Council (the "Site") you are agreeing to the terms and conditions that appear below. By accepting these terms and conditions they make a legally binding contract between you and us. If you have any questions, please contact us.
This website is protected by copyright and is owned by us. All material on the Site or made available via the Site and all material made available to you via e-mail (referred to in these Terms and Conditions as the "Content") belongs to us. Reproduction of this material in any form is forbidden without the written permission of us.
1.2 Use of content
You may retrieve and display Content from the Site on a computer screen, print individual pages on paper and store such pages in electronic form on disk (but not on any server or other storage device connected to a network) for your personal, non-commercial use provided that you acknowledge the copyright owner. Except as expressly set out above, you may not reproduce, modify or in any way commercially exploit any of the Content. In particular, please contact us to obtain our consent first if you wish to: redistribute any of the Content (including by using it as part of any library, archive or similar service); remove the copyright or trade mark notice from any copies of Content made under these Terms and Conditions; or create a database in electronic or structured manual form by systematically downloading and storing all or any of the Content. In the unlikely event that you find any inaccurate information on the Site or have any complaint about what we have published please contact us. We will investigate on receipt and take such action, which we consider, in our opinion, is deemed necessary.
You acknowledge that "Dumfries and Galloway Council" is our trademark and that you may not use it without written permission from us. If you would like to link to the Site please contact us.
2.1 About Our Liability to You
Dumfries and Galloway Council makes every effort to maintain the accuracy of the information on this Web site but accepts no responsibility for any loss or damage, which may occur, from use of or reliance on the information.
The Content is only for your general information and use and is not intended to address your particular requirements. In particular, the Content does not constitute any form of personalised advice, recommendation or arrangement by us and is not intended to be relied upon by users in making (or refraining from making) any decisions. Due to the number of sources from which we obtain Content and the nature of electronic distribution via the Internet, we do not give any warranties or make any representations in respect of the Site Services. Opinions expressed within the Content are those of the authors and do not necessarily represent our opinions.
The site contains links to third party Web pages. Dumfries and Galloway Council has no control over and accepts no responsibility or liability for any information that you may receive through such links.
Any links to Third Party Sites are provided solely for the purpose of your convenience. They do not constitute any form of recommendation. We are not responsible for the availability or content of Third Party Sites and will not be a party to, or in any way be responsible for, any transaction concerning goods or services available from such Third Party Sites. Please also note that the right to reproduce any contents of these websites may also be restricted by the terms and conditions of the Third Party Sites.
The Site is not guaranteed to be free from any computer viruses and it is strongly recommended that you check for such viruses before downloading it to your computer equipment. We are not responsible for any loss, corruption, damage or disruption to your computer system (including data, software, operating system and hardware), which may occur whilst using the Site or materials downloaded from it.
2.4 Governing Law
The information and other contents of this website are designed to comply with Scots Law. This website shall be governed by and construed in accordance with Scots Law and all parties irrevocably submit to the jurisdiction of the Scottish Courts. If anything on this website is construed as being contrary to the laws applicable in any other country, then this website is not intended to be accessed by persons from that country. Any persons who are subject to such laws shall not be entitled to use this website unless they can satisfy us that such use would be lawful.
3. DATA PROTECTION
At Dumfries and Galloway Council, we take your privacy seriously. We promise that we will never knowingly pass your information to external organisations or individuals where this information is personally identifiable. We may ask you for personal details like your email and postal address in order to communicate with you, if you have requested such communication. Other websites to which the Site links are not covered by this policy.
We employ encryption technology to protect the online services on the site, which require you to provide your personal information. This is done to help protect you from unauthorised use of the information you are submitting to our website.
We collect personal information from you through the use of online services. Cookies are small files that your Web browser places on your computer's hard drive. They can be used for remembering user names and preferences, tracking click streams and for presenting members with personalised versions of the site. You have the option of setting your browser to reject cookies. We also collect information automatically about your visit to our site. The information obtained in this way, which includes demographic data and appraising patterns, is only used in aggregate form.
3.4 Law Enforcement
We fully co-operate with the Police in identifying those who use our service for illegal activities. We reserve the right to report to the Police any activities that we reasonably believe to be unlawful.
About Changes to these Terms and Conditions
We reserve the right to make changes to any part of the Site. Due to our policy of updating and improving the Site, we may wish to change these Terms and Conditions (including those relating to your use of Content). Your acceptance of any changes to these Terms and Conditions is made by you using the Site after we have published or notified you of the changes. If you do not accept the changes, you should not use the Site any further after the changes have been published at the end of these Terms and Conditions or after you receive notice of changes to the Terms and Conditions.