Terms and Conditions

Forums.bathnes.gov.uk is a service operated by Bath & North East Somerset (B&NES) Council, Policy and Partnerships, Lewis House, Manvers Street, Bath.

Disclaimer of Liability

Your access to this website is subject to these Terms and Conditions. By using this website you agree to be bound by these terms and to the disclaimer and limitation of liability below.

Bath & North East Somerset Council may change these Terms and Conditions at any time, you will be notified, and by continuing to use the website, you agree to those changes.

Bath & North East Somerset Council endeavours to ensure that the information contained within forums.bathnes.gov.uk are correct but does not accept any liability for error or omission howsoever caused and whether by the negligence or omissions of Bath & North East Somerset Council or otherwise.

Hypertext links to third party websites outside Bath & North East Somerset Council are provided for the convenience of website users only. Bath & North East Somerset Council endeavours to ensure that websites that are linked to are legitimate but is unable to provide any warranty concerning the accuracy or completeness of any information held within these third party websites (including any links from these sites) - this is the responsibility of the publisher of the third party website. Furthermore, by linking to other websites, Bath & North East Somerset Council in no way endorses the views or information held within such websites and is unable to grant permission to use material found on such sites. Bath & North East Somerset Council also reserves the right to remove hyperlinks or content as it deems appropriate without notice.

Bath & North East Somerset Council does not endorse and is not responsible for the accuracy of any views or opinions expressed through this website or through any content.


The use of your personal information is covered by our registration under the Data Protection Act 1998. Bath & North East Somerset Council is committed to upholding the principles of the Data Protection Act, and will not process your information in a way incompatible with these principles.

Bath and North East Somerset Council will not share your information with third parties unless required to do so by law. Your information will not be used by digital marketing unless you give your permission.

The Data Protection Act consists of the following principles:

  1. Information must be processed fairly and lawfully
  2. Information collected must be processed for limited purposes
  3. Information collected must be adequate, relevant and not excessive
  4. Information collected must be accurate and up to date
  5. Information must not be held for longer than is necessary
  6. Information must be processed in accordance with the individual’s rights
  7. Information must be kept secure
  8. Information should not be transferred outside the European Economic Area unless adequate levels of protection exist.

This privacy statement only covers the Bath & North East Somerset Council website at (forums.bathnes.gov.uk). Other links within this site to other websites are not covered by this privacy statement.

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Posting content to forums.bathnes.gov.uk

Posting refers to the submission of content for display on the website by a registered member. Content includes any text, media (including photos, documents, videos etc.), hyperlinks present on the website.


To register for posting content on the website, you will be asked to submit personal information about yourself e.g. name and email address etc. Each registration is for a single user only.  Bath & North East Somerset Council does not permit you to share your user name and password with any other person nor with multiple users or networks. Responsibility for the security of any passwords issued rests with you.

Doing so may lead to you being immediately and permanently banned at the discretion of Bath & North East Somerset Council. The webmaster, administrator and moderators have the right to remove, edit, move or close any topic at any time should they see fit.

  • Contributions must be civil and tasteful, which will be determined by Bath & North East Somerset Council.
  • No disruptive, offensive or abusive comments: contributions must be constructive and polite.
  • Please respect others opinions and comments. No unlawful or objectionable content: unlawful, harassing, defamatory, abusive, threatening, harmful, obscene, profane, sexually oriented, racially offensive or otherwise objectionable material is acceptable and will be removed immediately. Please report any offensive content to the administrator.
  • If you use multiple logins for the purpose of disrupting or annoying other users you may have action taken against your accounts.
  • No spamming or off-topic material: the submission of the same or very similar contributions many times, or content that is off-topic is prohibited
  • No advertising
  • Contributions containing languages other than English may be removed unless allowed in the relevant terms of reference.
  • No impersonation.
  • No inappropriate (e.g. vulgar, offensive etc) user names.
  • You may not refer to specific URLs (web site addresses) unless allowed under the relevant terms of reference.
  • You agree to only submit materials which are your own original work.
  • You must not violate, plagiarise, or infringe the rights of third parties including copyright, trademarks, trade secrets, privacy, publicity, personal or proprietary rights.

If you breach these Terms and Conditions:

If you fail to abide by these Terms and Conditions you will be sent an e-mail which informs you why your contribution has not been posted or has been edited or deleted. Bath & North East Somerset Council reserves the right to delete any contribution.

All decisions are final. Bath & North East Somerset Council will not enter into further correspondence if it is felt by the Council that the posting is in breach of the Terms and Conditions.

If any of these Terms and Conditions are determined to be illegal, invalid or otherwise unenforceable they shall be deleted, and the remaining Terms and Conditions shall remain in full force and effect and continue to be binding and enforceable.