Terms and Conditions of Use

Please read these terms and conditions carefully. They set out the terms and conditions under which this Website (i.e. the web pages under the URL www.durham.police.uk and any successor URL, together with the content, search facilities, directory services and other Internet services provided by Durham Constabulary from time to time) is made available to you. By continuing to access this Website, you agree to be bound by these terms and conditions.

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1. General

1.1 This Website is owned and operated by Durham Constabulary. We are located at Constabulary Headquarters, Aykley Heads, Durham City, DH1 5TT

1.2 The information on this Website is intended solely for general guidance on the services provided by Durham Constabulary and on other matters with which the Constabulary is concerned or may be able to assist. While we have made reasonable efforts to ensure the information on this Website is accurate and up to date, we cannot guarantee its accuracy or its completeness. We make no promises in relation to the Website's performance, quality or fitness for any purposes and we do not accept any liability to you for any damage, loss or expense you may incur as a result of any action or omission made in reliance on or as a result of the information contained on this Website. You accept full responsibility for its use.

1.3 This Website is protected by copyrights, database rights, trademarks and other ownership rights. All individual articles, reports and other elements making up the Website may be copyright works. Your use of this Website carries with it no rights in relation to copyright, database right, trade marks or other intellectual property rights in the Durham Constabulary and any material contained on the Website other than the limited right to use it in accordance with these terms and conditions. You agree to abide by all additional copyright notices and restrictions contained on this Website.

1.4 Should you choose to download content from the Website, you must do so in accordance with these terms and conditions. Such download is permitted provided (a) you use such download for your personal use only or the internal business purposes or your employer; and (b) you shall, in downloading content or making print copies of such download, retain on such download and/or print copies all copyright notices and shall remain bound by these terms of such wording and notices.

2. Our Obligations to You

2.1 We agree to use our reasonable endeavours to maintain this Website in a fully operating condition, but we cannot guarantee that this will always be the case. We reserve the right to restrict or suspend your access and use of this Website at any time without notice for security, general administration, maintenance or any other reason.

2.2 Your dealings with third part organizations which you find on or via this website, unless explicitly stated by us, are solely between you and the person with whom you are dealing. Should any dispute arise between you, Durham Constabulary shall not be responsible for any losses or damages that may arise from any such dealings.

2.3 We may provide - or our contractual partners may provide - links to other websites or resources. We are not responsible for these and we do not endorse their content. If you choose to follow any of these links you are leaving this website.

2.4 We do not collect data from users of this Website which identifies individuals. However, in order to maintain the integrity of this Website we reserve the right to forward details about any user of this Website to our ISP or other Regulatory authorities. We may also forward contact details to any third party where a complaint arises concerning your use of this Website and where that use is deemed by us to be inconsistent with these terms and conditions.

3. Your Obligations to Us

3.1 You agree that you will only use this Website in a manner that is consistent with these terms and conditions and in such a way as to ensure compliance with all applicable laws and regulations. In particular, you will not use this Website to transmit or post any material which is defamatory, offensive or of an obscene or menacing nature, or which may, in our judgment, cause annoyance, inconvenience or anxiety to any person, or post any files that contain viruses, corrupted files, or take any other action that would change or destroy any programs forming part of this Website.

3.2 You agree not to use this Website or the services made available to you on or via this Website such that you cause the whole or part of this Website or such services to be interrupted, damaged, rendered less efficient or in any way impaired.

4. Other Conditions of Use

4.1 These terms and conditions may be amended from time to time. They may also be extended to include other conditions applicable to specific services or other information or facilities offered by Durham Constabulary from time to time.

5. Communications

You accept responsibility and liability for the completeness and accuracy of any communication you sent to us and we will not be liable for any consequences of any incomplete or incorrect communication.

6. Limitation of Liability

6.1 You acknowledge that this Website is provided only on the basis set out in these terms and conditions. Your uninterrupted access or use of this Website on this basis may be prevented by certain factors outside our reasonable control including, without limitation, the unavailability, inoperability or interruption of the Internet or other telecommunications services or as a result of any maintenance or other service work carried out on this Website. We do not accept any responsibility and will not be liable for any loss or damage whatsoever arising out of or in connection with any inability to access or to use this Website.

6.2 Except as expressly set out in these terms and conditions, we will not be liable for any direct, indirect, incidental, punitive or consequential loss, damage, cost or expense of any kind whatsoever and howsoever caused even if we have been advised of their possibility.

6.3 We accept liability without limit for fraud or for death or injury to the extent it results from our negligence or the negligence of our employees, police officers or agents.

7. Governing Laws and Regulations

These terms and conditions are governed by and shall be construed in accordance with the laws in England and Wales and any dispute shall be heard before the English Courts.

8. Termination

We may terminate your right to access and use this Website immediately in any event that we believe you have breached any of these terms and conditions.

9. Changes to the Site

You accept that we have the right to change the content or technical specifications of any aspect of this Website at any time at our sole discretion. You further accept that such changes may result in you being unable to access the Website.