These terms and conditions apply to this website and any sites associated with North Somerset Council.

Management and ownership

This site is owned by North Somerset Council (referred to as ‘we’ or ‘our’).

Terms of use

This website is maintained for your personal use. As a user of our website you are accepting these terms and conditions, which apply from the date you first use this website.

You agree to use this site only for lawful purposes and in a manner that does not infringe the rights of, or restrict or inhibit the use and enjoyment of this site by anyone else. Restriction or inhibition includes (without limitation):

  • conduct which is unlawful
  • conduct which may harass or cause distress or inconvenience to anyone
  • the transmission of obscene or offensive content
  • the disruption of normal flow of dialogue within this sit

You must not post or transmit via this website:

  • any unlawful, defamatory, obscene, offensive or scandalous material
  • 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

We will fully co-operate with any law enforcement authorities or court order lawfully requesting or directing us to disclose the identity of anyone posting any such information or materials on this website.


Our site and material relating to government information, products and services (or to third party information, products and services) is provided without any representation or endorsement made and without warranty of any kind.

This includes the implied warranties of satisfactory quality, fitness for a particular purpose, non-infringement, compatibility, security, completeness and accuracy.

We do not guarantee that the functions contained in the material available on this site will be uninterrupted or error free, that defects will be corrected, or that this site or the server that makes it available are free of viruses or represent the full functionality, accuracy or reliability of the materials.

We will not be liable for any expense, loss or damage in connection with the use of our site or reliance on its content including (without limitation):

  • indirect or consequential loss or damage
  • use or loss of use of data
  • loss of profits

No data transmission over the internet can be guaranteed as totally secure. While we strive to protect such information, we do not warrant and cannot ensure the security of any information which you transmit to us. Accordingly, any information which you transmit to us is transmitted at your own risk.

Our site is not a substitute for independent professional advice and users should obtain any appropriate professional advice relevant to their particular circumstances. The material on our site may include the views or recommendations of third parties, which do not necessarily reflect the views of HM Government or indicate its commitment to a particular course of action.

We assume no responsibility or liability arising in respect of any such third party material.

Governing law

These terms and conditions shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of England and Wales. Any dispute arising under these terms and conditions shall be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of England and Wales.

Links to external websites

We are not responsible for the content of any linked site. Links on our website will lead to other websites which are not under our control. We cannot guarantee these links will work all of the time and have no control over the availability of the linked pages. Listing and linking should not be taken as an endorsement of any kind and we accept no liability in respect of the content.


The inclusion of any company’s advertising in any of our publications, on our website or in our buildings should not be seen as an endorsement of that company’s products and/or services, nor is it a select list of businesses that we use. We reserve the right to withdraw or refuse to publish an advertisement entirely at our own discretion.

Virus protection

We make every effort to check and test material at all stages of production.

You must take your own precautions to ensure that the process which you employ for accessing our site does not expose you to the risk of viruses, malicious computer code or other forms of interference which may damage your own computer system. It is always wise for you to run an anti-virus program on all material downloaded from the internet.

We cannot accept any responsibility for any loss, disruption or damage to your data or your computer system which may occur whilst using material derived from our site.


We may at any time revise these terms and conditions without notice and you should check them regularly. Continued use of our site after a change has been made is your acceptance of the change.


We accept no liability for any failure to comply with these terms and conditions where such failure is due to circumstance beyond our reasonable control.

If we waive any rights available to us under these terms and conditions on one occasion this does not means that those rights will automatically be waived on any other occasion.

If any of these terms and conditions are held to be invalid, unenforceable or illegal for any reason the remaining terms and conditions shall nevertheless continue in full force.