Terms and conditions

Terms and conditions

This legal notice applies to the entire contents of the website under the sub-domain name https://news.canterbury.gov.uk and to any correspondence between you and us and to any newsletters or publications downloaded by you or sent to you by us (the “Site”)

If you do not agree to these terms, and have not registered you must not use our Site.

Canterbury City Council (“CCC”) recommends that you print a copy of these terms for future reference.

Contacting us

This Site is operated by Communications, Canterbury City Council, Military Road, Canterbury, Kent, CT1 1YQ. You can find details of how to contact us on this website.

Changes to these terms

CCC amends these terms from time to time. Every time you wish to use the Site, please check these terms to ensure you understand the terms that apply at that time. These terms were most recently updated on 05/10/2017.

Changes to the site

CCC may update and change the Site from time to time. CCC does not guarantee that the Site, or any content on it, will always be available or be uninterrupted. CCC may suspend or withdraw or restrict the availability of all or any part of the Site for business and operational reasons, without notice.

Interactive Services

CCC may make available to you forums or other means of public communications; shopping and other transactional services (“interactive services”).

Where such interactive services are operated by a third party you may be asked to supply information (including, for instance, credit card data), where that third party may have additional terms and conditions. When using such interactive services you will be dealing directly with third parties and any contractors or arrangements will be formed between you and them. CCC cannot be held liable for your use of them or any liability arising.

How you may use material on our site

CCC is the owner or the licensee of all intellectual property rights in our Site, and in the material published on it. Those works are protected by copyright laws and treaties around the world. All such rights are reserved.

You may print off one copy, and may download extracts, of any page(s) from our Site for your personal use and you may draw the attention of others within your organisation to content posted on our Site.

You must not modify the paper or digital copies of any materials you have printed off or downloaded in any way, and you must not use any illustrations, photographs, video or audio sequences or any graphics separately from any accompanying text.

Our status (and that of any identified contributors) as the authors of content on our Site must always be acknowledged.

You must not use any part of the content on our Site for commercial purposes without obtaining a licence to do so from us or our licensors.

If you print off, copy or download any part of our Site in breach of these terms of use, your right to use our Site will cease immediately and you must, at our option, return or destroy any copies of the materials you have made.

Do not rely on information on this site

The content on the Site is provided for general information 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 on the Site.

Although CCC makes reasonable efforts to update the information on the Site, CCC makes no representations, warranties or guarantees, whether express or implied, that the content on the Site is accurate, complete or up to date.

Where the Site contains links to other sites and resources provided by third parties, these links are provided for your information only. Such links should not be interpreted as approval by us of those linked websites or information you may obtain from them.

CCC has no control over the contents of those sites or resources.

User generated content

You may make comments on the Site in accordance with these terms. Use for purposes other than those stated requires prior written consent from CCC.

Commenting rules

By using this Site you agree in relation to anything you may post:

  • Contributions must be constructive and polite, and not contributed with disruptive intent.
  • Unlawful, harassing, defamatory, abusive, threatening, harmful, obscene, profane, sexually oriented, racially offensive or otherwise objectionable material is not permitted.
  • You may not post any unsolicited or unauthorised advertising, promotional materials, ‘junk mail’, ‘spam’, ‘chain letters’, ‘pyramid schemes’, or any other form of personal or commercial soliciting.
  • You must not post any material that contains software viruses or any other computer code, files or programmes designed to interrupt, restrict, destroy, limit the functionality of or compromise the integrity of any computer software or hardware or telecommunications equipment.
  • Contributions containing languages other than English will be removed.
  • Impersonation is not allowed and material submitted under inappropriate or offensive names may be removed or modified.
  • Not in any way act that might bring CCC into disrepute.
  • You must be at least 18 years of age or be accessing the Site with the full consent of a parent or guardian.
  • Do not post any personal information such as contact details or addresses.

Breaking the rules and moderation

We do not actively monitor, moderate or edit comments made on this website.  

However, comments that are reported will be reviewed and we reserve the right to remove them if they break the commenting rules.

You can report a comment to us online.

If you post or send offensive or inappropriate content anywhere on or to the Site or otherwise engage in any disruptive behaviour on the Site, and CCC consider such behaviour to be serious and/or repeated, CCC may use whatever information that is available to them about you to stop any further such infringements. This may include informing relevant third parties such as your employer, school, police or e-mail provider about the infringement/s.

CCC reserves the right to moderate or delete any contribution, at any time, for any reason.

CCC is not responsible for viruses and you must not introduce them

CCC does not guarantee that the Site will be secure or free from bugs or viruses.

You are responsible for configuring your information technology, computer programmes and platform to access our Site. You should use your own virus protection software.

You must not misuse our Site by knowingly introducing viruses, trojans, worms, logic bombs or other material that 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 the Site. You must not attack the 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. CCC will report any such breach to the relevant law enforcement authorities and CCC will co-operate with those authorities by disclosing your identity to them. In the event of such a breach, your right to use the Site will cease immediately.

Rules about linking to our site

You may link to the Site, provided you do so in a way that is fair and legal and does not damage our reputation or take advantage of it.

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 to the Site in any website that is not owned by you.

The Site must not be framed on any other Site.

CCC reserves the right to withdraw linking permission without notice.

The website in which you are linking must comply in all respects with the content standards set out in these terms.

If you wish to make any use of content on the Site other than that set out above, please contact us.

Cookies policy

We use the same cookies policy as the main canterbury.gov.uk website, please see details here.


Where a claim is bought against CCC by a third party because of your use of the site or interactive services you agree to fully reimburse CCC for all losses, costs, actions, claims, damage, expenses or liabilities, whatsoever suffered or incurred by CCC as consequence of your breach of this agreement and your se of this site or interactive services.

Which country’s laws apply to any disputes?

Please note that these terms of use, their subject matter and their formation (and any non-contractual disputes or claims) are governed by English law. You and CCC both agree that the courts of England and Wales will have exclusive jurisdiction.


Copyright of the Site and all its content remains the property of CCC, unless otherwise stated. You may not copy, download, transmit or communicate to the public content from the Site, unless expressly invited to do so on the Site.

Intellectual Property

The names, images and logos identifying CCC and/or third parties and their products and services are subject to copyright, design rights and trademarks of the council and/or third parties. Nothing contained in these terms shall be construed as conferring any licence or right to use any trade mark, patent, design right or copyright of the Operators, their subsidiaries, and/or any other third party.