BARFORD COMMUNITY WEBSITE POLICIES
PUBLICATION OF MATERIAL
The Barford Community Website has been developed as a service to residents of Barford, Sherbourne and Wasperton, and to anyone with an interest in the villages. It is designed to keep visitors up to date with information and events, and to provide articles and features of interest. It is intended to be used by anyone of any age-group who has an interest in the community.
The website is non-commercial, not-for-profit, and is managed entirely by volunteers (the Barford Community Website Group, BCWG). Any individual or organisation may submit information for publication on the website, either directly to the BCWG or by other means as appropriate, e.g. by “signing” the guestbook. All contributed material is reviewed by the webmaster before being published. Any material that is considered by the webmaster to be inaccurate, inappropriate for the website, or unsuitable for children, is rejected.
Whilst the BCWG takes all reasonable steps to ensure the accuracy of information on this website and presents it in good faith, it is provided purely for information and the BCWG disclaims all liability arising from negligence or otherwise in respect of such information.
The information and articles published on this website may not necessarily reflect the opinion of the BCWG, or its members.
Any comments or complaints received by the BCWG concerning published material will be reviewed and appropriate remedial action taken as quickly as possible. Please send any comments or complaints to the webmaster, using the “Contact Us” link which is available on every page of the web site.
IDENTIFICATION OF CHILDREN
Under no circumstances will this website publish personal details or names of children under 18 years old (which means first name, last name, or full name) accompanying a photograph of a child. Where consent has been obtained to publish photographs of children, a generalised label will be used to describe the photograph, e.g. football tournament at school fete.
For your additional protection, this website is registered with the Internet Content Rating Association (ICRA).
ICRA is an international, independent organisation that empowers the public, especially parents, to make informed decisions about electronic media by means of the open and objective labelling of content. ICRA labelling is compliant with the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) Platform for Internet Content Selection (PICS) specification.
The PICS specification enables labels (metadata) to be associated with Internet content. It was originally designed to help parents and teachers control what children access on the Internet, but it also facilitates other uses for labels, including code signing and privacy. The PICS platform is one on which other rating services and filtering software have been built. These include software such as Cyber Patrol and Net Nanny, and web directory services such as Yahooligans! PICS filtering capabilities are also built into Microsoft Internet Explorer and other popular web browsers.
The Barford Community Website Group is a not-for-profit organisation, and therefore is not required to register with the Information Commissioner under the terms of The Data Protection Act 1998. However, to comply with the law, personal data relating to this website is managed in accordance with the following eight principles that have been defined in the Act.
These principles state that data must be:
The BCWG is committed to protecting the privacy of those who register to receive information from us by e-mail and all visitors to this site.
This website does not automatically capture or store personal information, other than logging the user's IP address and session information such as the duration of the visit and the type of browser employed. This information is used only to provide summary statistics that we review in order to evaluate use of the site.
We collect personal information (your e-mail address) when you register to receive e-mails from this website. The information is used to keep you informed of updates and changes to the website. By submitting your details to us, you consent to us maintaining, recording, holding and using personal data we collect about you.
BWDG does not, and will never, disclose this information to any other party.
We do not sell our mailing list information to others or permit other organisations to use it.
Cookies are small simple text files that are placed on your
computer by some websites that you visit. They can make using websites
easier by storing information about your preferences on a particular
website. They are widely used in order to make websites work, or work
more efficiently. The information
may remain on your computer after
you end your Internet session.
By using the “Small Ads” section you are confirming that you agree with the terms stated here. If you do not agree then please do not use the service. We cannot be held responsible for any adverts that are placed, nor can we verify the legitimacy of any adverts.
It is the buyer’s responsibility to verify that the advert placed is genuine and that the product description is true and correct. We will not be held responsible in any way for any matter concerning these adverts. We strongly recommend that you do not make arrangements to meet anyone without taking adequate measure to ensure your safety at such meetings.
By placing an advert you are stating that you are the legal owner or have permission from the legal owner to place such an advert. You are also agreeing that the description and details relating to the advert are true and correct and are an honest account of what is available. We reserve the right to remove any advert without notice or explanation at anytime.
The “Small Ads” section is intended for the Barford, Sherbourne and Wasperton areas, although we welcome any adverts from neighbouring areas. We do however reserve the right not to post adverts that are from an area that we feel is too distant and as such of no benefit to our community. We do NOT allow the posting of adverts that are for any commercial purpose, for instance... so called “Get Rich Quick” schemes or business opportunities.
FINANCES AND FUNDRAISING
According to its constitution, the Barford Community Website
Group can operate a bank account, raise money through sponsorship or
by selling advertising space within the website and undertake any other
necessary to achieve the objective of the Group and the Barford Community
Links to certain Internet sites with useful information have been established as a convenience or suggestion to our users. While we have endeavoured to establish Web links to those third-party Web sites that comply with applicable laws and regulations, please understand that the content on these third-party Web sites is subject to change without notice.
We therefore cannot be responsible
and accept no liability for any information or opinion contained in
any third-party Web site. We also recommend you
carefully review these Web sites directly for information on their
privacy, data collection and distribution policies prior to providing personal
information, including your e-mail address, to those sites.