Site Disclaimer and Terms and Conditions of use
Terms and Conditions for the use of the Essex Support Directory
The definitions and rules of interpretation in this clause apply in these Terms and Conditions:
- 'Website Operator' means Public Partnerships, which is a trading name of Public Consulting Group UK Limited, company registration number 06654748, whose registered office is at:
- 1 Smithy Court,
- WN3 6PS
and any other party that it may use to process data on its behalf;
- 'We', and 'us' means Essex County Council;
- The term 'you' refers to the user or viewer of our website.
- 'Portal' and 'this website' means the website located at: https://www.essexsupportdirectory.org/
Paragraph headings shall not affect the interpretation of these conditions.
Words in the singular shall include the plural and vice versa.
To contact us, please see the 'contact us' page on the website.
If you are an organisation wishing to list products or services on the directory please also refer to the Provider terms and conditions.
Use of this website
- The content of the pages of this website is for your general information and use only. It is subject to change without notice.
- Neither we nor any third parties provide any warranty or guarantee as to the accuracy, timeliness, performance, completeness or suitability of the information and materials found or offered on this website for any particular purpose. You acknowledge that such information and materials may contain inaccuracies or errors and we expressly exclude liability for any such inaccuracies or errors to the fullest extent permitted by law.
- Your use of any information or materials on this website is entirely at your own risk, for which we shall not be liable. It shall be your own responsibility to ensure that any products, services or information available through this website meet your specific requirements.
- This website contains material which is owned by or licensed to us. This material includes, but is not limited to, the design, layout, look, appearance and graphics. Reproduction is prohibited without our prior permission.
- All trademarks reproduced in this website, which are not the property of, or licensed to the operator, are acknowledged on the website.
- Unauthorised use of this website may give rise to a claim for damages and/or be a criminal offence.
- From time to time, this website may also include links to other websites. These links are provided for your convenience to provide further information. They do not signify that we endorse the website(s). We have no responsibility for the content of the linked website(s).
- You will only be able to view Products and Services from Providers that are registered on the site. This registration is managed by Essex County Council.
- Your use of this website and any dispute arising out of such use of the website shall be governed by and construed in accordance with English law and each party submits to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English courts.
Whilst we endeavour to keep the information on the website up to date and correct, we make no representations or warranties of any kind, express or implied, about the completeness, accuracy, reliability, suitability or availability with respect to the website or the information, products, services, or related graphics contained on the website for any purpose. Any reliance you place on such information is therefore strictly at your own risk.
In no event will we be liable for any loss or damage including without limitation, indirect or consequential loss or damage, or any loss or damage whatsoever arising from loss of data or profits arising out of, or in connection with, the use of this website.
Through this website you are able to link to other websites which are not under our control. We have no control over the nature, content and availability of those sites. The inclusion of any links does not necessarily imply a recommendation or endorse the views expressed within them.
Every effort is made to keep the website up and running smoothly. However, we take no responsibility for, and will not be liable for, the website being temporarily unavailable due to technical issues beyond our control.
We are committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected. Should we ask you to provide certain information by which you can be identified when using this website, then you can be assured that it will only be used in accordance with this privacy statement.
We may change this policy from time to time by updating this page. You should check this page from time to time to ensure that you are happy with any changes. This policy is effective from November 2021.
Controlling your personal information
You may choose to restrict the collection or use of your personal information in the following ways:
- whenever you are asked to fill in a form on the website, you can choose to opt in to our direct marketing services. Please look for the relevant selection box where you can indicate that you would like to receive marketing information from us
- if you have previously agreed to us using your personal information for direct marketing purposes, you may change your mind at any time by contacting via the details on the contact us page on the website.
Any personal information obtained from the Portal may be used by the Website Operator for the purposes of operating the Portal website. The personal data will not be shared with any other party other than as described below or where the Website Operator is legally obliged to disclose the data.
Anonymised data and statistical reports will be shared with the Local Authority.
We will not sell, distribute or lease your personal information to third parties unless we have your permission or are required by law to do so. We may use your personal information to send you promotional information about third parties which we think you may find interesting if you tell us that you wish this to happen if you have previously given us your permission to do so.
You may request details of personal information which we hold about you under the Data Protection Act 1998. A small fee may be payable. If you would like a copy of the information held on you, please contact us via the 'contact us' page on the website.
If you believe that any information we are holding on you is incorrect or incomplete, please advise us as soon as possible. We will promptly correct any information found to be incorrect.
We are committed to ensuring that your information is secure. In order to prevent unauthorised access or disclosure, we have put in place suitable physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online.
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Links to other websites
Our website may contain links to other websites. However, once you have used these links to leave our site, you should note that we do not have any control over that other website. Therefore, we cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide whilst visiting such sites and such sites are not governed by this privacy statement. You should exercise caution and look at the privacy statement applicable to the website in question.