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Terms of website use

This page (together with any documents referred to on it) tells you the terms of use on which you may make use of our websites

http://www.open.glasgow.gov.uk

http://www.data.glasgow.gov.uk

(“our sites”), whether as a guest or a registered user. Please read these terms of use carefully. By using our sites, you indicate that you accept these terms of use and that you agree to abide by them. Use of our sites includes accessing, browsing and/or registering to use our sites. If you do not agree to these terms of use, please refrain from using our sites.

Information about us

http://www.open.glasgow.gov.uk and http://www.data.glasgow.gov.uk are operated by Glasgow City Council (“We”). We are a Local Authority in terms of the Local Government etc (Scotland) Act 1994 and have our principal place of business at City Chambers, George Square, Glasgow G2 1DU.

Accessing our sites

Access to our sites is permitted on a temporary basis, and we reserve the right to withdraw or amend the service we provide on our sites without notice (see below). We will not be liable if for any reason our sites are unavailable at any time or for any period.

From time to time, we may restrict access to some parts of our sites, or our entire sites, to users who have registered with us.

If you choose, or you are provided with, a username, password or any other piece of information as part of our security procedures, you must treat such information as confidential, and you must not disclose it to any third party. We have the right to disable any username or password, whether chosen by you or allocated by us, at any time, if in our opinion you have failed to comply with any of the provisions of these terms of use.

You are responsible for making all arrangements necessary for you to have access to our sites. You are also responsible for ensuring that all persons who access our sites through your internet connection are aware of these terms, and that they comply with them.

 

Disclaimer

Use of the datasets available through our site are supplied strictly subject to the terms and conditions of the Open Glasgow Licence.

Notwithstanding the above, information contained on our sites is for general information purposes only. It is not intended to amount to advice on which you should rely. You must obtain professional or specialist advice before taking, or refraining from, any action on the basis of the content of our sites.

The information contained on our sites is provided by Glasgow City Council and while we endeavour to keep the information up to date and correct, we make no representations, warranties or undertakings of any kind, express or implied, about the completeness, accuracy, reliability, veracity, suitability or availability with respect to our site or the information, products, services or related graphics contained on our site for any purpose. Any reliance you place on such information is therefore strictly at your own risk.

Any representation, undertaking or warranty which might be implied or incorporated into these terms and conditions by statute, common law or otherwise is excluded to the fullest extent permitted by law.

We will under no circumstances whatsoever be liable to you in any way including but not limited to in contract, delict, breach of statutory duty, or otherwise arising from your use of anything contained on our sites. In particular, we exclude any liability for:-
(a) any loss of profits, sales, business or revenue;
(b) loss or corruption of data, information or software;
(c) loss if business opportunity;
(d) loss of anticipated savings
(e) loss of goodwill; or
(f) any indirect or consequential loss
arising from use of our site.

Nothing in these terms and conditions limit or exclude our liability for death or personal injury caused by our negligence or fraud or fraudulent misrepresentation.

Through our site you may be able to link to other websites which are not under the control of Glasgow City Council. We have no control over the nature, content and availability of those sites. The including of any links does not necessarily imply a recommendation or endorse the views expressed within them.

We aim to update our sites regularly, and may change the content at any time. If the need arises, we may suspend access to our sites, or close it indefinitely. Any of the material on our sites may be out of date at any given time, and we are under no obligation to update such material.

Every effort is made to keep the websites up and running smoothly. However, Glasgow City Council, takes no responsibility for, and will not be liable for, the websites being temporarily unavailable due to technical issues beyond our control.

Copyright

Our sites and its content (under exception of the datasets which are individually attributed) is copyright of Glasgow City Council – © Glasgow City Council. All rights reserved.

Any redistribution or reproduction of part or all of the contents of our sites (excluding the datasets as licensed under the Open Glasgow Licence) in any form is prohibited other than the following:
You may print or download to a local hard disk extracts for your personal and non-commercial use only
You may copy the content to individual third parties for their personal use, but only if you acknowledge the website as the source of the material

You may not, except with our express written permission, distribute or commercially exploit the content of our sites (excluding the datasets which are licensed under the Open Glasgow Licence). Nor may you transmit it or store it in any other website or other form of electronic retrieval system.

Interactive Services

We may from time to time provide interactive services on our site, including, without limitation the ability to comment on blogs/posts (“interactive services”).

Details of the kind of service offered, if it is moderated and what form of moderation is used (including whether it is human or technical) can be found at in the moderation policy

Cookies

A cookie is a small file which asks permission to be placed on your computer’s hard drive. Once you agree, the file is added and the cookie helps analyse web traffic or lets you know when you visit a particular site. Cookies allow web applications to respond to you as an individual. The web application can tailor its operations to your needs, likes and dislikes by gathering and remembering information about your preferences.

We use traffic log cookies to identify which pages are being used. This helps us analyse data about webpage traffic and improve our website in order to tailor it to customer needs. We only use this information for statistical analysis purposes then the data is removed from the system.

Overall, cookies help us to provide you with a better website, by enabling us to monitor which pages you find useful and which you do not. A cookie is no way gives us access to your computer or any information about you, other than the data you choose to share with us.

You can choose to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. This may prevent you from taking full advantage of the website. By continuing to browse our site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies.

Data Protection

The Data Protection Act 1998 (“DPA”) regulates the processing of personal data, that is information about and relating to, living identifiable individuals. The Act also gives individuals the right to access personal data that an organisation holds about them by making a Subject Access Request.

As a Data Controller, Glasgow City Council is obliged to ensure that all processing of personal data is carried out in accordance with the legislation. These obligations are met by compliance with the eight data protection principles laid down in the DPA and ensuring that all processing is notified to the Information Commissioner.

Further information may be found by visiting the Information Commissioner’s website at www.ico.gov.uk.

More information on the data we collect from you and how we use it can be found in our Privacy Policy.

Linking to our site

You may link to our home page, provided you do so in a way that is fair and legal and does not damage our reputation or take advantage of it, but you must not establish a link in such a way as to suggest any form of association, approval or endorsement on our part where none exists.

You must not establish a link from any website that is not owned by you.

Our site must not be framed on any other site, nor may you create a link to any part of our site other than the home page. We reserve the right to withdraw linking permission without notice.

If you wish to make any use of material on our site otherwise than as set out above or in the Open Glasgow License for the datasets, please address your request to open@glasgow.gov.uk.

Viruses, hacking and other offences

You must not misuse our site by knowingly introducing viruses, trojans, worms, logic bombs or other material which is malicious or technologically harmful. You must not attempt to gain unauthorised access to our site, the server on which our site is stored or any server, computer or database connected to our site. You must not attack our site via a denial-of-service attack or a distributed denial-of service attack.

By breaching this provision, you would commit a criminal offence under the Computer Misuse Act 1990. We will report any such breach to the relevant law enforcement authorities and we will co-operate with those authorities by disclosing your identity to them. In the event of such a breach, your right to use our site will cease immediately.

We will not be liable for any loss or damage caused by a distributed denial-of-service attack, viruses or other technologically harmful material that may infect your computer equipment, computer programs, data or other proprietary material due to your use of our site or to your downloading of any material posted on it, or on any website linked to it.

Jurisdiction and Applicable Law

These terms of use and any dispute or claim arising out of or in connection with them or this website shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the law of Scotland.

Variations

We may revise these terms of use at any time by amending this page. You are expected to check this page from time to time to take notice of any changes we made, as they are binding on you on publication. Some of the provisions contained in these terms of use may also be superseded by provisions or notices published elsewhere on our site.

Your Concerns

If you have any concerns about material which appears on our site, please contact us at Glasgow City Council, City Chambers, George Square, Glasgow G2 1DU or e-mail: open@glasgow.gov.uk

Thank you for visiting our site.