Terms and cookies

Terms and cookies


This web site is owned and operated by DunfermlineandWestFife Today part of Be Local Today  (‘we’, ‘us’, and ‘Company’).
Please read the Terms and Conditions (“Conditions”) set out below which set out the terms upon which the Company makes the Site available to you. They also provide information that controls the criteria upon which you submit and upload material.
By using or visiting the Site, you agree to be bound by the Conditions and our Privacy Policy (which is incorporated into the Conditions). If you do not agree to the Conditions or the Privacy Policy please do not use or visit the Site.

Important Notice about User Content
Any words, literary works, photographs, artistic works or any other content entered onto the site and/or submitted by you to us via the Site or otherwise are referred to as ‘User Content’ in these Conditions.
By providing User Content to the Site you confirm by implication that
(a)It is your own work and is not copied from anyone else or infringing of any third party’s rights
(b)If it is not your own work that you have obtained all necessary rights and approvals from the owner to allow onward publication
(c)You confirm that the material is not defamatory, obscene, harassing, offensive, threatening, or in breach of anyone’s privacy or in contempt of any court order or instructions.
(d) In submitting content to or through the site you accept that our use in part or in total of that content is in accordance with the rights granted by you to us for its use. You also confirm that the publication of the content will not infringe any third party’s copyright or other intellectual property rights, moral rights or other rights and is not subject to further conditions or payments.
(e) You must have the consent of any owners prior to submission of the content and you may be asked to provide evidence to us that you do. Please note that you will continue to own any original content you provide.

1. Your Obligations and The Terms
By using this site you are agreeing to these terms and conditions.
The company reserves the right to update these terms and conditions as it feels appropriate and it is the responsibility of the user to ensure they are aware of any changes in advance and in consideration of any content submissions.
2. User Content
(a)The company has to assume, and it is your responsibility to ensure, that the material submitted is true, that any opinions expressed are yours and accurately reflect the views and facts surrounding the content.
(b).The company has to assume that you are entitled and have permission from any original source to submit the content for onward publication.
(c) Whilst the company will do its upmost to ensure pre publication that the content will not infringe any copyright or any other right of any person, breach any contract or duty of confidence, it is your responsibility to ensure that such precautions are taken and approvals obtained prior to submission.
(d) It is the senders responsibility to ensure that safeguards are precautions are taken prior to submission to ensure that any breach of any law or regulation, breach of anyone’s privacy or any content that may constitute a contempt of court or be calculated to bring any person or organisation into disrepute;
(e)You agree to indemnify and keep indemnified the Company from and against all claims, damages, expenses, costs and liabilities (including legal fees) relating to or
arising from your use of the Site, or your User Content or any breach or suspected breach of the Conditions by you or your violation of any law or the rights of any third party.

3. Use Of The Site
In accessing and using this site you agree to abide by legislative controls concerning its use, to abide by principles that do not detract from its use by others
All intellectual property rights in the website, content on the website or accessed as part of the website and any database operated by us belongs to us or has been licensed to us. You are not allowed to copy, reproduce, redistribute, download or use the website or any part of it other than as permitted here. All other rights are reserved.
You keep the copyright in any content that you create or publish on the website, but by publishing it you give us permission to use it for any purpose connected to the website or our business and to edit, adapt or modify it as we wish. You will not assert any moral rights in the material that you create or publish on the website. If we use any of your personal information (for example your name) in connection with it, we will ask your permission first. We may also make your content available to other users of the website, to users of websites that are either part of our company group or with whom we have a partnership, and by internet search engines.

4. Third Party Sites/Links
The company has links through this site with a number of third party web sites the content of which is beyond the control of the company. Should you decide to access these sites it is your responsibility to ensure software safeguards are in place to avoid any virus or similar that may be transferred as a result. The company does not accept in any form responsibility for the content or opions that may be contained in any linked site and is not responsible for any breach of copyright law or other legislation that may be in place. Opinions and images displayed by the linked sites are the responsibility of those site managers and controllers.

Links do not imply that Company endorses, is affiliated or associated with any linked site, or is legally authorised to use any trademark, trade name, logo or copyright symbol displayed in or accessible through the links, or that any linked site is authorised to use any trademark, trade name, logo or copyright symbol of Company or any of its subsidiaries.

5. Disclaimer/Limitation Of Liability
The Company will endeavour to provide the Site using all reasonable care and will use reasonable efforts to make the Site available to you at all times. However you acknowledge that the Site is provided over the internet and so the quality and availability of the Site may be affected by factors that are outside the Company’s
reasonable control such as technical faults in your ISP’s and/or telecommunication providers’ network/service. The Company is not responsible for any problems or technical malfunction of any kind relating to the Site.

The Company makes no guarantees that the Site will be available, uninterrupted or error free, or that defects will be corrected, or that the Site or the server that makes it available are free of viruses or bugs. Except as required by law, the Company will not be responsible for any loss or damage caused by: (a) interruption or delay to the Site or errors, viruses or bugs contained in the Site caused by events outside the Company’s reasonable control; (b) your negligence, your breach of the Conditions or failure to follow the Company’s reasonable instructions; (c) any incompatibility of the Site with any other software or material on your equipment; (d) any unauthorised use of the Site; or (e) any other factor that is outside the Company’s reasonable control.
Content, information and other material on the Site may contain inaccuracies and typographical errors. The Company does not warrant the accuracy or completeness of these or the reliability of any information displayed or distributed through the Site (including provided through any software). You acknowledge that reliance on any such information shall be at your sole risk. The Company reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to correct any errors or omissions in any part of the Site and to make changes to the Site and to the materials, products, programs, services, content or prices described in the Site at any time without notice.

The Company cannot accept any responsibility for any damage, loss, injury or disappointment suffered though use of the Site or any submission of User Content. In no event will the Company or its third party affiliates be liable for any damages whatsoever, whether in action of contract, negligence or other action, including (but not limited to) damages for loss of use of the Site, damage to equipment or other software, or loss of data or profits or for other monetary loss or for any indirect or consequential damages, arising out of or in connection with the use (or inability to use) or performance of the Site. In addition, in no event shall the Company or its licensors or third party affiliates be liable for any unauthorised use of the Site.

The Site, and information, images, logos and content relating to the Site, or Company and/or any of the Company’s associated companies’, products and services (or to third party products and services), are provided ‘AS IS’ and on an ‘AS AVAILABLE’ basis without any representation, endorsement or warranty of any kind.

6. The Company’s Intellectual Property Rights, Products And Software
Any names, images and logos relating directly or indirectly to the Company, its associated companies or third parties and their products and services are proprietary marks of these parties. No licence is inferred through this site relating or authorising the copying or use of these.
The copyright along with any trademarks, other intellectual property rights in the Site (including without limitation the design, arrangement and look and feel) all material, software or content supplied as part of the Site, other than User Content, shall remain at all times the property of the Company or the Company’s licensors and protected by copyright law.  Any products and services advertised through the Site are available at the sole discretion of the Company.


Cookies on this Site

Cookies and how they Benefit You

Our website may use cookies, as almost all websites do, to help provide you with the best experience we can.
Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer or mobile phone when you browse websites

Cookies help us:

  • Make our website work as you’d expect
  • Remember your settings during and between visits
  • Offer you free services/content (thanks to advertising)
  • Improve the speed/security of the site
  • Allow you to share pages with social networks like Facebook
  • Continuously improve our website for you
  • Make our marketing more efficient (ultimately helping us to offer the service we do at the price we do)

We do not use cookies to:

  • Collect any personally identifiable information (without your express permission)
  • Collect any sensitive information (without your express permission)
  • Pass personally identifiable data to third parties
  • Pay sales commissions

You can learn more about all the cookies we use below

Granting us permission to use cookies

If the settings on your software that you are using to view this website (your browser) are adjusted to accept cookies we take this, and your continued use of our website, to mean that you are fine with this. Should you wish to remove or not use cookies from our site you can learn how to do this below, however doing so will likely mean that our site will not work as you would expect.

We use cookies to make our website work including:

  • Remembering your search settings
  • Allowing you to add comments to our site

There is no way to prevent these cookies being set other than to not use our site.

Social Website Cookies

So you can easily ‘like’ or share our content on the likes of Facebook and Twitter we have included sharing buttons on our site.

Cookies are set by:

The privacy implications on this will vary from social network to social network and will be dependent on the privacy settings you have chosen on these networks.

Anonymous Visitor Statistics Cookies

We may use cookies to compile visitor statistics such as how many people have visited our website, what type of technology they are using (e.g. Mac or Windows which helps to identify when our site isn’t working as it should for particular technologies), how long they spend on the site, what page they look at etc. This helps us to continuously improve our website. These analytics programs also tell us if , on an anonymous basis, how people reached this site (e.g. from a search engine) and whether they have been here before helping us to put more money into developing our services for you instead of marketing spend.

We may use:

Advertising Cookies

Cookies are widely used in online advertising. Neither us, advertisers or our advertising partners can gain personally identifiable information from these cookies.

You can learn more about online advertising at http://www.youronlinechoices.com . You can opt-out of almost all advertising cookies at http://www.youronlinechoices.com/uk/your-ad-choices although we would prefer that you didn’t as ultimately adverts help keep much of the internet free. It is also worth noting that opting out of advertising cookies will not mean you won’t see adverts, just simply that they won’t be tailored to you any longer.

We may use:

Banner Adverts

We show adverts on the site. These adverts are usually managed by a partner specialising in providing adverts for multiple sites. Invariably these partners place cookies to collect anonymous data about the websites you visits so they can personalise the adverts to you, ensure that you don’t see the same adverts too frequently and ultimately report to advertisers on which adverts are working.

Turning Cookies Off

You can usually switch cookies off by adjusting your browser settings to stop it from accepting cookies. Doing so however will likely limit the functionality of our’s and a large proportion of the world’s websites as cookies are a standard part of most modern websites

It may be that you concerns around cookies relate to so called “spyware”. Rather than switching off cookies in your browser you may find that anti-spyware software achieves the same objective by automatically deleting cookies considered to be invasive.

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