Please take a moment to read the following terms and conditions of use.
1. Rights granted and main restrictions
1.1 The access and use of any CfPS website featuring these Terms and Conditions constitutes the user's acceptance of these Terms and Conditions which take effect from the date from which each user first uses any such website
2. Copyright and printing
2.1 All rights, including copyright, in the websites and contents of CfPS web pages and downloads are owned by CfPS or controlled for these purposes by CfPS (on behalf of our partners). Users may download printed copies of the material displayed on the CfPS website for personal use only (including use at work); provided that you maintain all copyright notices and other proprietary notices and comply with all confidentiality obligations hereunder. You must NOT permanently store or otherwise copy contents for commercial gain.
2.2 The trade marks, logos of CfPS, names and images displayed on CfPS websites are the registered or unregistered trade marks of CfPS.
2.3 You shall comply with all copyright laws worldwide in the use of the contents of this website and to prevent any unauthorised access or copying of its contents
3. Liability and disclaimer
3.1 While reasonable care has been taken in the preparation of the websites to ensure that the information contained on them is accurate, the CfPS websites, content, names, text and images included on them are provided 'AS IS' and without warranties of any kind, either express or implied. To the fullest extent permissible pursuant to UK law, CfPS disclaims all warranties expressed or implied, including but not limited to implied warranties of reasonable care, satisfactory quality or fitness for a particular purpose and non-infringement of title
3.2 CfPS cannot warrant that the website and any associated services will be uninterrupted or error free, that any defects will be corrected, or that this website is free of viruses or other harmful components. CfPS does not warrant the materials in this website in terms of the correctness, accuracy or otherwise.
3.3 CfPS websites contain guidance and notes on certain aspects of law as they might affect the average person. They are intended as general information only and do not constitute legal or other professional advice. It should not be relied on as the basis for any decision or legal action. CfPS takes every reasonable step to ensure the accuracy and reliability of information published on the website, but cannot accept liability for any loss suffered due to reliance on the contents of it. The law is constantly changing so expert advice should always be sought.
3.4 To the extent permitted by applicable laws, no liability is accepted for any direct, indirect, incidental, special or consequential loss or damage to any user (whether arising in contract, tort including negligence or otherwise) arising out of or in connection with the use of the CfPS website or these terms and conditions except for personal injury or death of any person caused by negligence or for fraud.
4. Third party links
4.1 Links contained in CfPS websites may lead to other websites. The linked sites are not under our control and we are not responsible for the contents of any linked site or any link contained in a linked site
5. Supply of information
5.1 Although CfPS may from time to time monitor or review discussions, postings, transmissions, and the like on its websites, the CfPS is under no obligation to do so and assumes no responsibility or liability arising from the content of any such locations nor for any error, omission, third party infringement, defamation, obscenity, or inaccuracy contained in any information within such locations on its web-sites. Users are prohibited from posting or transmitting any unlawful, defamatory, obscene 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. CfPS reserves the right to delete, edit or move any content or materials supplied by you in its absolute discretion and to cancel your registration and access rights at any time and for any reason. CfPS will fully co-operate with any law enforcement authorities or court order requesting or directing CfPS to disclose the identity of anyone posting any such information or materials on its web-sites.
5.2 The CfPS's web server may automatically recognise the domain name and email address (where possible) of users of its websites. CfPS may collect the domain name and email address of visitors to its websites, the email address of those who post messages to its bulletin boards, the email addresses of those who communicate with the CfPS via email, email addresses of those who make postings within CfPS's Scrutiny Exchange areas, aggregate and /or analyse information on what pages users access or visit and information volunteered by the user, such as survey information and/or site registrations.
5.3 The information collected by CfPS is used for internal review, used to improve the content of its website, used to customise the content and/or layout of its websites for each individual user, used to notify users about updates to its websites, used by CfPS to contact users for marketing purposes and is not shared with other organisations for commercial purposes.
6. Revision of terms and conditions
6.1 The CfPS may at any time revise these terms and conditions without notice by posting changes online. It is the responsibility of users to review all information posted online. These changes will be effective and binding from when they appear on this site.
7.1 Your use of this website and any download from it and the operation of these terms and conditions shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of England and Wales
8.1 If you have a query or comment on any of these terms or conditions or the operation of the website then please email email@example.com.
You may be assured, however, that any amendments to this policy will continue to be in accordance with the provisions of the Data Protection Act 1998.
The Centre for Public Scrutiny (CfPS), CfPS subsidiary companies, and third party suppliers to the CfPS are committed to protecting your privacy online.
We will treat any personal information (which means data from which you can be identified, including your name, address, email address and the like) that you provide to us, or that we obtain from you, in accordance with the provisions of the Data Protection Act of 1998.
The CfPS will hold any information obtained via this website. We will not provide it to any third parties without your permission unless it is in response to a lawful request for information such as a court order, witness summons, or complaint from governmental authorities.
Your information may be provided to CfPS subsidiary companies and third party suppliers in order to fulfil business processes (e.g. fulfillment, mailing houses, conference registration etc.)
What personal information do we obtain and how do we obtain it?
When you register for a particular service or offering we ask you to provide the personal information that we require in order to provide the offering or service to you in accordance with our usual operating procedures and quality standards.
We may also, from time to time, ask you for, or enable you to provide, additional information so that we can improve our service to you or make your visits to our site more rewarding. There will be no obligation on you to provide this information.
What use do we make of personal information?
We do not sell, trade or rent your information to other parties unless we have first obtained your consent. If you do give us permission, we will only share information with organisations we have carefully selected and believe to be reputable. We may provide statistics about our customers; sales, traffic patterns and related site information, but we will not supply any personal information.
Your personal information will be used only for the purposes of communicating with you in relation to our products and services, for assessment and analysis to enable us to review, develop and improve the services we offer, or for any other purposes to which you have given your consent.
How do we protect your personal information?
CfPS has a strong commitment to data security. We use all reasonable endeavours to protect personal information from loss, misuse or alteration. We have put in place physical, electronic, and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information you provide to us online.
How can you amend your personal information, or ask us to remove it or cease using it for direct marketing purposes?
If you would like to review or update your personal information or if you have any questions, you may contact us by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org, by visiting the website and removing yourself from information services or in writing to:
Centre for Public Scrutiny
3rd Floor, Local Government House, Smith Square, Westminster, London SW1P 3HZ