Spotlight Terms & Conditions

Updated August 2018

Introduction

Spotlight is a service operated by Folkestone and Hythe Council ("we"/"us"), of Civic Centre, Castle Hill Ave, Folkestone, Kent CT20 2QY.

If you use Spotlight you agree to our following terms and conditions of use.

We may revise our terms and conditions at any time without notice. We will make reasonable efforts to notify you of any changes but it is up to you to regularly check the terms and conditions to make sure that you are still able to comply with them.

However, we cannot accept any responsibility or liability for any loss, damage or inconvenience caused as a result of reliance on material contained on or accessed via these pages and we cannot guarantee that links to external sites will always be available.  Users should note that material from external providers may express views that are not necessarily attributable to us.  Inclusion of any link does not imply endorsement or approval by us of the linked website, its operator or its content, we are also not responsible for the content of any website or web page outside of Spotlight.

If you do not agree with our terms and conditions you must not use Spotlight.

Breaching the terms and conditions may result in your access to Spotlight and your listing being withdrawn without notice.

Using Spotlight

You may use Spotlight without registering to:

  • search for and make use of community information

To make full use of Spotlight you must list your activity or service with Spotlight using the on – line form.

You agree to use Spotlight only for lawful purposes, and in a way that does not infringe the rights of, or restrict or inhibit anyone else's use and enjoyment of Spotlight.

Such restriction or inhibition includes behaviour:

  • which is unlawful
  • that may harass or cause distress or inconvenience to others
  • that may disrupt the normal flow of dialogue within this site.

You must not post on your website, if linked to Spotlight anything that:

  • is unlawful, defamatory, obscene, offensive or scandalous
  • 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 requesting or directing us to disclose the identity of anyone posting any such information or materials.

Copyright

All materials on Spotlight are copyright unless indicated otherwise. If you wish to use any material from Spotlight you must obtain permission from the copyright owner.

Getting Listed with Spotlight

When you apply to be listed with Spotlight you agree to:

  • provide true, accurate, current and complete information about yourself
  • update the information about yourself if it changes

If you provide any information that is not true or not accurate, we may suspend or terminate your use of Spotlight.

You must be at least 18 years old to apply to be listed with Spotlight

Eligibility criteria for using Spotlight

The only criteria is that you primarily exist to provide a service to the community rather than make a profit.

We reserve the right to reject applications to set up at our absolute discretion.

If your application is accepted, you agree to:

  • keep the listing and the information on your site (if any) updated so that it is true, accurate, current and complete.
  • review and update the content of your listing and, if appropriate, your website at least once every year. If you are no longer able to maintain your website, you must make arrangements to either transfer the responsibility to someone else in your organisation or wind down your site.
  • we may remove from Spotlight listings that are not reviewed and updated. You must notify us at spotlight@folkestone-hythe.gov.uk you no longer need your website.
  • not use your website, if linked to Spotlight, for commercial business purposes.

Security

While we strive to keep the information that you supply secure, please be aware that the Internet is not a fully secure medium.

Any communication or information transmitted by you as a user with general public access and/or anonymous access to Spotlight by electronic mail or otherwise will be treated as non-proprietary and non-confidential and may be used by us for any purpose.

The Spotlight web server may automatically recognise the domain name and e-mail address of users of our websites. We may collect the domain name and e-mail address of visitors to Spotlight.

Personal information collected from visitors to Spotlight may be used:

  • for internal review
  • to improve the content of Spotlight
  • to customise the content and/or layout of Spotlight for each individual user
  • to notify users about updates to Spotlight
  • by Spotlight to contact users for marketing purposes and is not shared with other organisations for commercial purposes.

Termination

Your authorisation to use Spotlight automatically terminates without notice if, at our sole discretion, you fail to comply with any of the terms and conditions. On termination, you must cease all use of Spotlight and destroy all and any materials copied directly or indirectly from. Spotlight. This does not limit our right to terminate at any time for any reason whatsoever.

If you no longer require your activity or service to be listed, you may request that it is removed from Spotlight by contacting spotlight@folkestone-hythe.gov.uk. Removed listings are inaccessible to the public but are still stored on our servers for a period before being deleted.

Disclaimer

The information that is listed here, including the description, is correct as far as can be reasonably established at the time it was submitted but the council take no responsibility for its accuracy.

Without limiting any other provision in these terms and conditions, the information, products and services available on Spotlight are provided 'as is', without any representation or endorsement made and without warranty of any kind whether express or implied.

We do not guarantee that Spotlight will be provided and it may be modified, suspended or terminated at any time without notice for any reason whatsoever. We will not be liable for any loss or damage that you may suffer as a consequence of such modification, suspension or termination.

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

Spotlight provides links to websites maintained by other organisations as part of our service but we do not accept liability for their accuracy or content nor do we endorse any externally linked sites.

We assume no responsibility or liability arising from the content nor for any error, omission, infringement, defamation, obscenity, or inaccuracy contained in any information within or linked to Spotlight

Under no circumstances and without limitation, will we be liable for any loss or damage, whether indirect or consequential, however arising in connection with the use of Spotlight

General

These terms and conditions are governed and construed in accordance with English law. If any provision of the foregoing is held to be unlawful, void or for any reason unenforceable, then that provision shall be deemed severable and shall not affect the validity and enforceability of the remaining provisions.