What's in these
These terms tell you the rules for using our
All rights not expressly granted in these
terms are reserved by us.
Who we are and how to contact
The sites are operated by Wales Council for
Voluntary Action ("we"). We are registered in England and Wales
under company number 00425299 and registered as a charity with
charity number 218093. We have our registered office at Baltic
House, Mount Stuart Square, Cardiff CF10 5FH.
To contact us, please
email@example.com, write to us at Webmaster, WCVA, Baltic
House, Mount Stuart Square, Cardiff CF10 5FH or telephone our
customer service line on 0800 2888 329.
By using our sites you accept
By using our sites, you confirm that you
If you do not agree to these terms, you must
not use our sites.
We recommend that you print a copy of these
terms for future reference.
There are other terms that may apply
additional terms, which also apply to your use of our sites:
- Our Privacy
Policy, which sets out the terms on which we process any
personal data we collect from you, or that you provide to us. By
using our sites, you consent to such processing and you warrant
that all data provided by you is accurate.
- The Cookie
Policy for each site which sets out information about the
cookies on our sites. Links to our cookie policies can be found on
We may make changes to these
We may amend these terms from time to time.
Every time you wish to use our sites, please check these terms to
ensure you understand the terms that apply at that time.
We may make changes to our
We may update and change our sites from time
We may suspend or withdraw our
Our sites are made available free of
We do not guarantee that our sites, or any
content on them, will always be available or be uninterrupted. We
may suspend or withdraw or restrict the availability of all or any
part of our sites for business and operational reasons.
WCVA membership entitles members to access
restricted elements of the sites that are otherwise unavailable to
non-members. We try to ensure that member elements of the sites are
available 24 hours a day but we do not guarantee that the member
elements of the sites will always be available or be
You are responsible for ensuring that all
persons who access our sites through your internet connection are
conditions, and that they comply with them.
You must keep your account
If you choose, or you are provided with, a
user identification code, password or any other piece of
information as part of our security procedures, you must treat such
information as confidential. You must not disclose it to any third
We have the right to disable any user
identification code or password, whether chosen by you or allocated
by us, at any time, if in our reasonable opinion you have failed to
If you know or suspect that anyone other than
you knows your user identification code or password, you must
promptly notify us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our trademarks are
Participation Cymru and Cyfranogaeth Cymru
are registered trademarks of WCVA. You are not permitted to use
them without our approval, unless they are part of material you are
using as permitted underHow you may use material on our sites.
How you may use material on
Unless otherwise stated, we are the owner or
the licensee of all intellectual property rights in our sites, and
in the material published on them. Those works are protected
by copyright laws and treaties around the world. All such rights
are reserved. No WCVA website logo, graphic or image may be copied
or retransmitted without our prior written permission and the
permissions given below do not extend to the design or layout of
our sites which may not be copied in whole or in part.
Subject to the exclusions set out above, you
may print in hard copy, download to a local hard disk or otherwise
use any material on our sites provided it is for your personal use
or only accessible by others within your organisation.
The supply of any copy to a third party is
permitted provided it is for their own personal use; it is not
supplied as part of another work or publication, and is not
supplied directly in return for commercial gain. The supply of copy
to a third party is conditional upon them being made aware of the
fact that these terms apply equally to them.
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. Translation is permitted in the basis that you take full
responsibility for the accuracy of the translation.
Our status (and that of any identified
contributors) as the authors of content on our sites must always be
acknowledged. All copyright and proprietary notices must be kept
intact, and our address and contact details reproduced.
The permission to reproduce our copyright
material does not extend to any material on the sites which is
identified as being the copyright of a third party. Authorisation
to reproduce such material must be obtained directly from the
relevant copyright holder.
If you print off, copy or download any part
sites will cease immediately and you must, at our option, return or
destroy any copies of the materials you have made.
We would be pleased to consider requests for
permission to use material from our sites outside the terms of the
permission set out above. Such request must be made in writing in
advance and be addressed email@example.com.
Do not rely on information on
The content on our sites is provided for
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 our sites. We do not accept responsibility for any
errors, omissions, misleading statements or the consequences
Although we make reasonable efforts to update
the information on our sites, we make no representations,
warranties or guarantees, whether express or implied that the
content on our sites is accurate, complete or up to date.
Reference to any organisation, company or
individual on our sites or any other sites to which they may be
linked does not imply our approval or warranty as to their standing
We are not responsible for
websites we link to
Where our sites contain 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.
We have no control over the contents of those
sites or resources.
User-generated content is not
approved by us
Our sites may include information and
materials uploaded by other users of the sites. This information
and these materials have not been verified or approved by us and we
do not accept liability for any errors, omissions or inaccuracies
in submitted material. The views expressed by other users on our
site do not represent our views or values.
If you wish to complain about information and
materials uploaded by other users please contact us using the
contact details set out on page 1 of these terms.
Our responsibility for loss or
damage suffered by you
To the fullest extent permitted by law, we
exclude all liability for claims arising out of or connected to use
of our sites including (but not limited to) claims arising out of
delay, interruption or inability to access the sites and use of or
reliance on any content displayed on our sites. We do not exclude
or limit in any way our liability to you where it would be unlawful
to do so. This includes liability for death or personal injury
caused by our negligence or the negligence of our employees, agents
or subcontractors and for fraud or fraudulent
Uploading content to our
Whenever you make use of a feature that
allows you to upload content to our sites, or to make contact with
other users of our sites, you must comply with the content
standards set out in our Acceptable Use Policy.
You warrant that any such contribution does
comply with those standards, and you will be liable to us and
indemnify us for any breach of that warranty. This means you will
be responsible for any loss or damage we suffer as a result of your
breach of warranty.
Any content you upload to our sites will be
considered non-confidential and non-proprietary. You retain all of
your ownership rights in your content, but you are required to
grant us and other users of our sites a limited licence to use,
store and copy that content and to distribute and make it available
to third parties.
We also have the right to disclose your
identity to any third party who is claiming that any content posted
or uploaded by you to our site constitutes a violation of their
intellectual property rights, or of their right to privacy.
We reserve the right to omit, suspend or edit
any submitted material and to remove any posting you make on our
sites if, in our opinion, your post does not comply with the
content standards set out in our Acceptable Use Policy.
You are solely responsible for securing and
backing up your content.
We are not responsible for
viruses and you must not introduce them
We do not guarantee that our sites will be
secure or free from bugs or viruses.
You are responsible for configuring your
information technology, computer programmes and platform to access
our sites. You should use your own virus protection software.
You must not misuse our sites 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 sites, the servers on which our
sites are stored or any server, computer or database connected to
our sites. You must not attack our sites 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 sites will cease
Rules about linking to our
You may link to our sites; provided you give
us written notification in advance of creating the link and that
you link to our sites 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 our sites in
any website that is not owned by you.
We reserve 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 our
Acceptable Use Policy.
We are a Wales-wide organisation and promote
and encourage the use of the Welsh language. Our sites enable
profile users to upload information in both English and Welsh and
we strongly encourage this. If you do not have a translation
service but would like to upload information in Welsh please
contact us for information by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Which country's laws apply to
their formation (including any non-contractual disputes or claims)
are governed by the law of England and Wales. We both agree to the
exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of England and Wales.