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Terms and conditions

Our terms and conditions


This website is maintained for your personal use and viewing. The access and use of the website featuring these terms and conditions constitutes your acceptance of these terms and conditions. Please read them carefully. They take effect from the date on which you first use this website and may change from time to time.

Acceptable Use

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.

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, regulation, governmental order or decree.

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.

You must not misuse the website to spam or distribute malware, nor knowingly introduce viruses, trojan horses, worms, logic bombs, time-bombs, keystroke loggers, spyware, adware or other material that is malicious or technologically harmful, or any other harmful programs or similar computer code designed to adversely affect the operation of any computer software or hardware.

You must not attempt to gain unauthorised access to the website, the server on which the website is stored, or any server, computer or database connected to the website. You must not try to gain unauthorised access to or disrupt or harm any service, data, account or network by any means.

You must not attack the website via a denial-of-service attack or a distributed denial-of service attack. By breaching these provisions, you may commit a criminal offence under the Computer Misuse Act 1990. We may report any such breach to the relevant law enforcement authorities, and we will co-operate with those authorities by disclosing your identity to them.

You must not use the website to transmit, or procure the sending of, any unsolicited or unauthorised advertising or promotional material or any other form of similar solicitation.

In the event of any breach of these acceptable use provisions, your right to use the website will cease immediately.

We exclude liability for actions taken in response to breaches of these acceptable use provisions. The actions described above are not exhaustive and we may take any other action we reasonably deem to be appropriate.

Access and service availability

While we will always endeavour to make the website available without interruption, we cannot guarantee the availability or uninterrupted access of the website or any content on it. We reserve the right to suspend or withdraw service of, or access to, the website without notice, either in whole or part for scheduled maintenance, business, operational or any other reason without prior notice being given.

You must keep your account details safe. If you choose, or we provide you with, a user identification code or password or any other piece of information as part of our security procedures, you must treat such information as confidential and you must not disclose it to any third party.

10  We have the right to disable any user identification code or password, whether chosen by you or allocated by us, at any time, if in our reasonable opinion you have failed to comply with any of the provisions of these terms of use.

11  If you know or suspect anyone other than you knows your user identification code or password, you must promptly contact us.

Governing law

12  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 Wales.

Links to external websites

13  Links on this website will lead to other websites which are not under our control. We 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.

Disclaimer

14  We have made every effort to ensure that the information contained on the website is accurate and up to date at the time of publication. However, this website may contain information contributed by a wide range of individuals and organisations, so we offer no express or implied warranties that information published here is accurate or up to date. It does not constitute legal or other professional advice and is intended to provide guidance only. We do not accept liability for any errors, omissions or inaccurate information on the website.

Liability

15  We are not liable for any loss or damage whether direct, indirect or consequential arising in contract, tort or otherwise arising under or in connection with the use of, or inability to use the website or any material contained in it, use of or reliance on any content displayed on the website or from any action or decision taken as a result of using the website.

16  We accept no liability for damage resulting from virus infection and cannot guarantee that the website will be secure or free from viruses or bugs. You are responsible for configuring your computer hardware and software to access the website. You should use your own anti-virus protection software.

17  We accept no liability for any loss of profit or contracts, loss of business or goodwill, loss of income or revenue, business interruption or loss of business opportunity.

18  This does not affect our liability for death or personal injury arising from our negligence, nor our liability for fraudulent misrepresentation, nor any other liability which cannot be excluded or limited under applicable law.

Copyright

19  Information on this site is copyright Social Work England unless otherwise indicated. Where the material is being published or issued to others, the sources and copyright status should be acknowledged.

 

Last updated: 28 November 2019