1.1. Access to and use of this website both within the UK and internationally is provided by Thurrock District Scout Council (Thurrock Scouts). These terms apply to your use of the website and shall take effect immediately from your first use of the website and thereafter. Please note, in order to use the website you must agree to be bound by all the terms provided (Please note, if you do not agree to be bound all the terms herein, Thurrock Scouts does not permit you to access, use and/or contribute to the website).
1.2. Thurrock Scouts may change these terms from time to time and so you should check these on a regular basis. Your continued use of the website will be deemed acceptance of any updated or amended terms. If you do not agree to the changes, you should cease using the website. If there is any conflict between these terms and specific local terms appearing elsewhere on the website then the latter shall prevail in relation to the matter to which it specifically relates.
2.1. All copyright, design rights, patents and other intellectual property rights (registered and unregistered) in and on the website and all content (including all applications) located on the website shall remain vested in Thurrock Scouts or its licensors (which includes other users).
2.2. You may not copy, reproduce, republish, disassemble, decompile, reverse engineer, download, post, broadcast, transmit, make available to the public, or otherwise use website content in any way except for your own personal, non-commercial use or non-commercial use directly related to Scouting within the UK. You also agree not to adapt, alter or create a derivative work from any website content except for your own personal use. Any other use of the website content requires the prior written permission of Thurrock Scouts.
2.3. The names, images and logos identifyingThurrock Scouts, Essex Scouts, The Scout Association (TSA) or third parties and their products and services are subject to copyright, design rights of Thurrock Scouts or The Scout Association and/or third parties. Nothing contained in these terms shall be construed as conferring any licence or right to use any trade mark, design right or copyright of Thurrock Scouts or any other third party.
3.1. By sharing any contribution (including any text, photographs, graphics, video or audio) with Thurrock Scouts you agree to grant to Thurrock Scouts, free of charge, permission to use the material in any way it wants (including modifying and adapting it for operational and editorial reasons) for Thurrock Scouts services in any media worldwide (including on Thurrock Scouts’s site accessed by international users). In certain circumstances The Scout Association may also share your contribution with trusted third parties.
3.2. Copyright in your contribution will remain with you and this permission is not exclusive, so you can continue to use the material in any way including allowing others to use it.
3.3. In order that Thurrock Scouts can use your contribution, you confirm that your contribution is your own original work, is not defamatory and does not infringe any UK laws, that you have the right to give The Scout Association permission to use it for the purposes specified above, and that you have the consent of anyone who is identifiable in your contribution or the consent of their parent/carer if they are under 16.
3.4. Please do not endanger yourself or others, take any unnecessary risks or break any laws when creating content you may share with Thurrock Scouts.
3.5. If you do not want to grant Thurrock Scouts the permission set out above on these terms, please do not submit or share your contribution to or with the website.
4.1. The Use of Personal Data: As protecting privacy is very important to Thurrock Scouts, anyone using Thurrock Scouts’ website or database facilities must also ensure that the privacy of others is protected throughout. Therefore, any personal information (Personal Data) about another accessed, downloaded or obtained via the Thurrock Scouts’ websites/databases must be handled in compliance with the Data Protection Act. For more information about the rules please see http://www.ico.gov.uk/. In summary, Personal Data is any information by which a person can be identified e.g. name, address (including email address), telephone number or particular role within scouting etc. and when handling such data:
(a) YOU MUST only obtain and use it for the legitimate scouting purpose as required and authorised by your role;
(b) YOU MUST only retain it for the legitimate scouting purpose as required and authorised by your role and, where retention is justified, must ensure that it is kept accurate, up-to-date and in a secure manner so as to prevent accidental loss, theft or unauthorised access by others;
(c) YOU MUST only retain it for as long as legitimately required and thereafter delete or destroy it safely and securely;
(d) YOU MUST NOT share it with any other party unless you have the person’s express consent to do so – preferably in writing wherever possible. This applies to sharing such data with any external party as well as within scouting itself e.g. emails sent to more than one recipient should, as a rule, be ‘blind copied’ (Bcc) so that the recipients do not receive details of each other’s email addresses.
(e) YOU MUST NOT, in any event, send it outside of the European Economic Association (EEA) unless you are sure that the country you are sending it operates under Data Protection laws akin to the UK and you have received assurance from them that the data will remain protected by them.
5.1. The majority of content posted in the website communities is created by Scouting volunteers and members of the public. The views expressed are theirs and unless specifically stated are not those of Thurrock Scouts. Thurrock Scouts are not responsible for any content posted by Scouting volunteers or members of the public on the website or for the availability or content of any third party sites that are accessible through the website. Any links to third party websites from the website do not amount to any endorsement of that site by The Scout Association and any use of that site by you is at your own risk.
5.2. The website content, including the information, names, images, pictures, logos and icons regarding or relating to Thurrock Scouts, its products and services (or to third party products and services), is provided ‘AS IS’ and on an ‘AS AVAILABLE’ basis. To the extent permitted by law, Thurrock Scouts excludes all representations and warranties (whether express or implied by law), including the implied warranties of satisfactory quality, fitness for a particular purpose, non-infringement, compatibility, security and accuracy. Thurrock Scouts does not guarantee the timeliness, completeness or performance of the website or any of the content. While Thurrock Scouts tries to ensure that all content is correct at the time of publication no responsibility is accepted by or on behalf of Thurrock Scouts for any errors, omissions or inaccurate content on the website.
5.3. You agree to indemnify Thurrock Scouts and/or Thurrock Scouts’ officers and employees, immediately on demand, against all claims, liability, damages, costs and expenses, including legal fees, arising out of any breach of these terms and conditions by you or any other liabilities arising out of your use of the website.
5.4. Nothing in these terms limits or excludes Thurrock Scouts’s liability for death or personal injury caused by its proven negligence. Subject to the previous sentence, Thurrock Scouts shall not be liable for any of the following losses or damage (whether such damage or losses were foreseen, foreseeable, known or otherwise):
(a) loss of data;
(b) loss of revenue or anticipated profits;
(c) loss of business;
(d) loss of opportunity;
(e) loss of goodwill or injury to reputation;
(f) losses suffered by third parties; or
(g) any indirect, consequential, special or exemplary damages arising from the use of scouts.org.uk regardless of the form of action.
5.5. Thurrock Scouts does not warrant that functions available on the website will be uninterrupted or error free, that defects will be corrected, or that the website or the server that makes it available are free of viruses or bugs. You acknowledge that it is your responsibility to implement sufficient procedures and virus checks (including anti-virus and other security checks) to satisfy your particular requirements for the accuracy of data input and output.
6.1. If any of these Terms and Conditions are determined to be illegal, invalid or otherwise unenforceable by reason of the laws of any state or country in which these terms are intended to be effective, then to the extent and within the jurisdiction in which that term is illegal, invalid or unenforceable, it shall be severed and deleted from these terms and the remaining terms shall survive and continue to be binding and enforceable.
6.2. The failure or delay of Thurrock Scouts to exercise or enforce any right in these terms does not waive Thurrock Scouts’ right to enforce that right.
6.3. These terms shall be governed by and interpreted in accordance with the laws of England and Wales which shall have exclusive jurisdiction over any disputes.
Version 1.0 – January 2024