Terms & Conditions

Our Terms and Conditions

Disclaimer
We take care to make sure that information on our website is accurate and up-to-date, but sometimes errors occur. We will not be held responsible for any loss, damage or inconvenience stemming from an inaccuracy or error on this website.

Links to other sites
This website contains links to other websites. However, we do not endorse any of these external sites and we are not responsible for their content.

Copyright
All the material on this site, unless it is otherwise stated, is protected by copyright and is owned by South Gloucestershire Council. Educational organisations can use material on our site without permission but should acknowledge that the council owns the material. All other use may only be made if you have written permission from South Gloucestershire Council.
You are welcome to link to content on our website, but we would appreciate it if you could tell us if you do this. Copyright on maps is explained on a separate page.

Privacy Policy
We will treat any personal information in line with the regulations set out in the Data Protection Act (1998).
Unless required to do so by law, we will not pass on any information we receive to third parties.
We will not collect any personal information without your prior knowledge. Information will be collected for a known purpose like reporting faults, submitting enquiries or subscribing to information services.
Information, unless you have been given permission, will not be used for any reason other than the one for which it is collected.

Us In Care Moderation Guidance

Moderation of website content means any upload (what you send to the website) by a user of the website is seen by a Web Editor.

Moderation of all text, images and videos will now take place after any upload. Information from you that you send to the website will be confidential. Confidential means not giving this info to anyone else without your permission.  But if what you tell us is so worrying that we think that you or others are at risk,  we have a duty to inform the people who could help you and others be safe. This might be your carer or social worker.

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Us In Care welcomes your ideas and content (what you upload)

We want to make sure that:

  • your content is ok, and does not put you or others at risk
  • it is clear to you and us about how your content will be treated

When you upload, you are automatically agreeing to the following:

Your content:

  • is respectful of others - comments should not be malicious or offensive, and should not be a personal attack on a person's character
  • does not incite hatred on the basis of race, religion, gender, nationality or sexuality or other personal characteristic
  • does not reveal personal details, such as private addresses, phone numbers, email addresses or other online contact details
  • does not break the law - this includes libel, approving illegal activity, and breaking copyright
  • is reasonably brief and to the point, and does not amount to spamming of the site
  • is relevant - please do not post messages to a discussion forum that are unrelated to the subject under discussion
  • does not pretend to be from someone else, or falsely claim to represent an organisation
  • this applies to all content, which is writing text, images, videos

When a Web Editor decides, using the above, that text, image or video is inappropriate, the content will be taken off the website, and the child or young person who posted the content will be contacted:

  • it will be explained why the content has been taken down
  • advice given on how the content could be changed in order to re-publish it
  • agreement reached on how to use the website appropriately

Where agreement cannot be reached, the Social Worker and/or Carer will be asked for their advice.

 

Enjoy Us In Care!