SCOUTING, THE T&C.

Terms and conditions

1. About these terms and conditions

1.1. Access to and use of www.portsmouthscouts.co.uk both within the UK and internationally is provided by The City of Portsmouth Scout Council. These terms apply to your use of the website and shall take effect immediately from your first visit and thereafter. Please note, in order to use the website you must agree to be bound by all the terms provided (If you do not agree to be bound all the terms herein, The City of Portsmouth Scout Council does not permit you to access, use and/or contribute to the website).

1.2. The City of Portsmouth Scout Council may change these terms from time to time and so you should check these on a regular basis. Your continued use of the website will be deemed acceptance of any updated or amended terms. If you do not agree to the changes, you should cease using the website. If there is any conflict between these terms and specific local terms appearing elsewhere on the website then the latter shall prevail in relation to the matter to which it specifically relates.

2. Use of the website

2.1. You agree to use the website only for lawful purposes and in a way that does not infringe the rights of, restrict or inhibit anyone else's use and enjoyment of the website. Prohibited behaviour includes harassing or causing distress or inconvenience to any person, transmitting obscene or offensive content or disrupting the normal flow of dialogue within the website.

3. Intellectual Property

3.1. All copyright, trademarks, design rights, patents and other intellectual property rights (registered and unregistered) in and on the website and all content (including all applications) located on the website shall remain vested in The City of Portsmouth Scout Council or its licensors (which includes other users).

3.2. You may not copy, reproduce, republish, disassemble, decompile, reverse engineer, download, post, broadcast, transmit, make available to the public, or otherwise use website content in any way except for your own personal, non-commercial use or non-commercial use directly related to Scouting within the UK. You also agree not to adapt, alter or create a derivative work from any website content except for your own personal use. Any other use of the website content requires the prior written permission of The City of Portsmouth Scout Council.

3.3. The names, images and logos identifying The City of Portsmouth Scout Council or third parties and their products and services are subject to copyright, design rights and trademarks of The City of Portsmouth Scout Council and/or third parties. Nothing contained in these terms shall be construed as conferring any licence or right to use any trademark, design right or copyright of The City of Portsmouth Scout Council or any other third party.

4. Your contributions to The City of Portsmouth Scout Council and/or the website

4.1. By sharing any contribution (including any text, photographs, graphics, video or audio) with The City of Portsmouth Scout Council you agree to grant to the The City of Portsmouth Scout Council, free of charge, permission to use the material in any way it wants (including modifying and adapting it for operational and editorial reasons) for The City of Portsmouth Scout Council’s services in any media worldwide (including on The City of Portsmouth Scout Council’s site accessed by international users). In certain circumstance The City of Portsmouth Scout Council may also share your contribution with trusted third parties.

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

4.3. In order that The City of Portsmouth Scout Council can use your contribution, you confirm that your contribution is your own original work, is not defamatory and does not infringe any UK laws, that you have the right to give The City of Portsmouth Scout Council permission to use it for the purposes specified above, and that you have the consent of anyone who is identifiable in your contribution or the consent of their parent/carer if they are under 16.

4.4. The City of Portsmouth Scout Council normally shows your name with your contribution, unless you request otherwise, but for operational reasons this is not always possible. The City of Portsmouth Scout Council may need to contact you for administrative or verification purposes in relation to your contribution, or in relation to particular projects.

4.5. Please do not endanger yourself or others, take any unnecessary risks or break any laws when creating content you may share with The City of Portsmouth Scout Council.

4.6. If you do not want to grant The City of Portsmouth Scout Council the permission set out above on these terms, please do not submit or share your contribution to or with the website.

5. The Website Communities

5.1. In order to participate in and contribute to selected website communities you may be required to register with the website. Any personal information supplied to the website as part of this registration process and/or any other interaction with the website will be collected, stored and used in accordance with The City of Portsmouth Scout Council’s website privacy statement.

6. Disclaimers and limitation of liability

6.1. The majority of content posted in the website communities is created by Scouting volunteers and members of the public. The views expressed are theirs and unless specifically stated are not those of The City of Portsmouth Scout Council. The City of Portsmouth Scout Council are not responsible for any content posted by Scouting volunteers or members of the public on the website or for the availability or content of any third party sites that are accessible through the website. Any links to third party websites from the website do not amount to any endorsement of that site by The City of Portsmouth Scout Council and any use of that site by you is at your own risk.

6.2. The website content, including the information, names, images, pictures, logos and icons regarding or relating to The City of Portsmouth Scout Council, its products and services (or to third party products and services), is provided ‘AS IS’ and on an ‘AS AVAILABLE’ basis. To the extent permitted by law, The City of Portsmouth Scout Council excludes all representations and warranties (whether express or implied by law), including the implied warranties of satisfactory quality, fitness for a particular purpose, non-infringement, compatibility, security and accuracy. The City of Portsmouth Scout Council does not guarantee the timeliness, completeness or performance of the website or any of the content. While we try to ensure that all content provided by The City of Portsmouth Scout Council is correct at the time of publication no responsibility is accepted by or on behalf of The City of Portsmouth Scout Council for any errors, omissions or inaccurate content on the website.

6.3. You agree to indemnify The City of Portsmouth Scout Council immediately on demand, against all claims, liability, damages, costs and expenses, including legal fees, arising out of any breach of these terms and conditions by you or any other liabilities arising out of your use of the website.

6.4. Nothing in these terms limits or excludes The City of Portsmouth Scout Council’s liability for death or personal injury caused by its proven negligence. Subject to the previous sentence, The City of Portsmouth Scout Council shall not be liable for any of the following losses or damage (whether such damage or losses were foreseen, foreseeable, known or otherwise): (a) loss of data (b) loss of revenue or anticipated profits (c) loss of business (d) loss of opportunity (e) loss of goodwill or injury to reputation (f) losses suffered by third parties (g) any indirect, consequential, special or exemplary damages arising from the use of www.portsmouthscouts.co.uk regardless of the form of action

6.5. The City of Portsmouth Scout Council does not warrant that functions available on the website will be uninterrupted or error free, that defects will be corrected, or that the website or the server that makes it available are free of viruses or bugs. You acknowledge that it is your responsibility to implement sufficient procedures and virus checks (including anti-virus and other security checks) to satisfy your particular requirements for the accuracy of data input and output.

7. General

7.1. If any of these Terms and Conditions are determined to be illegal, invalid or otherwise unenforceable by reason of the laws of any state or country in which these terms are intended to be effective, then to the extent and within the jurisdiction in which that term is illegal, invalid or unenforceable, it shall be severed and deleted from these terms and the remaining terms shall survive and continue to be binding and enforceable.

7.2. The failure or delay of The City of Portsmouth Scout Council to exercise or enforce any right in these terms does not waive The City of Portsmouth Scout Council’s right to enforce that right.

7.3. These terms shall be governed by and interpreted in accordance with the laws of England and Wales which shall have exclusive jurisdiction over any disputes.

If required, please contact The City of Portsmouth Scout Council about these terms of use by using our online contact form.
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