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Terms & Conditions

1. Fair Disclosure Notice

1.1. The information provided by you will be held and processed by Southend-on-Sea Borough Council, at all times in accordance with the applicable Data Protection Legislation, including the Data Protection Act 2018 and the GPDR.

1.2. It will be used for its intended purpose but may also be used for internal statistical analysis as well as being processed and disclosed for the prevention or detection of crime, assessment of tax or in furtherance of the Council’s legal obligations.

1.3. Your information will be held and disposed of in line with the Council’s Document Retention and Disposal Guidance.

2. Submission of content

2.1. Southend-on-Sea Borough Council ForwardMotion may invite you to make, share or submit your own original contributions to the ForwardMotion website. These Terms of Use set out the rules governing how you may do so and how Southend-on-Sea Borough Council may use your contribution. Your contribution may include text, photographs, graphics, video or audio.

2.2. If you submit your contribution to the ForwardMotion website or Southend-on-Sea Borough Council you must allow Southend-on-Sea Borough Council to use the material in your contribution in any way it may reasonably choose to, on a free-of-charge basis in any media throughout the world. Any contributions you make through the submission of an idea, content or comments may be moderated by Southend-on-Sea Borough Council which means they may be reviewed, edited and/or removed. Southend-on-Sea Borough Council reserves the right to remove any of your contributions if Southend-on-Sea Borough Council believes that they do not comply with the Terms.

2.3. You grant Southend-on-Sea Borough Council the right to change or edit the materials in your contribution for operational and editorial reasons. Southend-on-Sea Borough Council may also share your contribution with trusted third parties, for instance other service providers.

2.4. Any copyright in your contribution will remain with you and this permission is not exclusive, so you can continue to use the material you contribute in any way including allowing others to use it.

2.5. You confirm that your contribution is your own original work, is not defamatory or unlawful and does not infringe anyone else’s rights (including privacy rights) and that it complies with the Terms & Conditions. You also confirm that you have the consent of anyone who is identifiable in your contribution or the consent of their parent/guardian if they are under 16.

2.6. Southend-on-Sea Borough Council may need to contact you for administrative or verification purposes in relation to your contribution, or in relation to particular projects. We will normally show your name with your contribution, unless you request otherwise.

2.7. Please do not endanger yourself or others, take any unnecessary risks or break any laws when creating any content you may share with Southend-on-Sea Borough Council.

2.8. As part of your contribution, we may ask you to provide some personal information. Disclosure of this information shall be subject to all relevant data protection legislation, including the Data Protection Act 2018 and the Council’s Cookies policy. Southend-on-Sea Borough Council will keep your personal information secure and will only use it for the purposes specified.

2.9. If you do not want to grant Southend-on-Sea Borough Council permission to use your contributions in accordance with the Terms & Conditions, please do not share with or submit them to www.forwardmotionsouthessex.co.uk

3. YouTube Videos

3.1. We embed videos from our ForwardMotion YouTube channel using YouTube’s privacy-enhanced mode. This mode may set cookies on your computer once you click on the YouTube video player, but YouTube will not store personally-identifiable cookie information for playbacks of embedded videos using the privacy-enhanced mode. To find out more please visit YouTube’s embedding videos information page.

4. Search engine

4.1. The search engine on our website is designed to be as powerful and easy to use as the popular search engine Google. The search is made possible by a piece of hardware (a search ‘appliance’) supplied by Google that is plugged into our server and continuously indexes the content on our site. All search requests are handled by the appliance and the information is not passed on to any third party, including Google.

5. Terms and Conditions for Online Payments

5.1. This website does not accept online payments. Any link taking you to a site for online payments remains autonomous from this website and operates under its own terms and conditions. You are advised to study their terms and conditions before agreeing to make any online payments.

6. Limitation of liability

6.1. In no event will the Council, its suppliers, or other third parties mentioned on this site be liable for any damages whatsoever (including, without limitation, those resulting from lost profits, lost data or business interruption) arising out of the use, inability to use, or the results of use of this site, any websites linked to this site, or the materials or information contained at any or all such sites, whether based on warranty, contract, tort or any other legal theory and whether or not advised of the possibility of such damages.

7. Disclaimer

7.1. All material on this website is copyright of Southend-on-Sea Borough Council except where stated otherwise.

7.2.  Whilst Southend-on-Sea Borough Council uses its best endeavours to present up-to-date and accurate information on this website, it:

(a) does not warrant or guarantee the accuracy, reliability or legality of any of the information provided;

(b) expressly disclaims all or any warranties, express or implied, relating to this website, including in particular any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose;

(c) will not be liable to you under any circumstances whatsoever for any loss, damage or inconvenience or for any direct, indirect, consequential, punitive or special damages arising from your use of this service;

(d) reserves the right, at its discretion, from time to time to make changes to the information provided, to alter the nature of this service or to withdraw the service.

7.3. You are therefore advised to check the information provided to you through this service. Any reliance that you place on the accuracy of that information is at your own sole risk.

7.4. Southend-on-Sea Borough Council accepts no responsibility for the content of any site to which a hypertext link from this website exists or to external sites over which it has no control.

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