1. Terms of website use

1.1 These terms of use (together with the documents referred to in it) tell you the terms of use on which you may make use of our website (“Share Peterborough”), whether as a guest or a registered user. Use of Share Peterborough includes accessing, browsing, searching, posting on or registering to use Share Peterborough.

1.2 Please read these terms of use carefully before you start to use Share Peterborough, as these will apply to your use of Share Peterborough. We recommend that you print a copy of this for future reference.

1.3 You are required to accept these terms of use to complete the process of registering as a user of Share Peterborough. You will be prompted to acknowledge your acceptance of these terms of use during the registration process. By using Share Peterborough, you confirm that you accept these terms of use and that you agree to comply with them.

1.4 If you do not agree to these terms of use, you must not use Share Peterborough.

2. Other applicable terms

2.1 These terms of use refer to the following additional terms, which also apply to your use of Share Peterborough:

2.1.1 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 Share Peterborough, you consent to such processing and you warrant that all data provided by you is accurate.

2.1.2 our Acceptable Use Policy, which sets out the permitted uses and prohibited uses of Share Peterborough. When using Share Peterborough, you must comply with this Acceptable Use Policy.

2.1.3 our Cookie Policy, which sets out information about the cookies on Share Peterborough.

3. Information about us

3.1 is a site operated by Peterborough City Council (“We”). We are the local authority for Peterborough and our headquarters is located at Town Hall, Bridge Street, Peterborough, PE1 1HG.

4. Changes to these terms

4.1 We may revise these terms of use at any time by amending this page.

4.2 Please check this page from time to time to take notice of any changes we make, as you will be deemed to have accepted these changes if you continue to use Share Peterborough.

5. Changes to Share Peterborough

5.1 We may update Share Peterborough from time to time, and may change the content at any time. However, please note that any of the content on Share Peterborough may be out of date at any given time, and we are under no obligation to update it. We will not change content which is added by registered users of Share Peterborough, except where this infringes our Acceptable Use Policy or we have other good reason for doing so.

5.2 We do not guarantee that Share Peterborough, or any content on it, will be free from errors or omissions.

6. Accessing Share Peterborough

6.1 Our site is made available free of charge.

6.2 We do not guarantee that Share Peterborough, or any content on it, will always be available or be uninterrupted. We may suspend, withdraw, discontinue or change all or any part of Share Peterborough without notice. We will not be liable to you if for any reason Share Peterborough is unavailable at any time or for any period.

6.3 You are responsible for making all arrangements necessary for you to have access to Share Peterborough. You are also responsible for ensuring that all persons who access Share Peterborough through your internet connection are aware of these terms of use and other applicable terms and conditions, and that they comply with them.

7. Your account and password

7.1 To access Share Peterborough, you must register a user account and create a username and password (though limited elements of the site can be accessed as a guest user). You must treat your username and password as confidential and must not disclose them to any third party.

7.2 We have the right to disable your user account at any time, if in our reasonable opinion you have failed to comply with any of the provisions of these terms of use.

7.3 If you know or suspect that anyone other than you knows your username or password, you must promptly notify us at

8. Intellectual property rights

8.1 Subject to paragraph 8.2, we are the owner or the licensee of all intellectual property rights in our site, and in the material published on it. Those works are protected by copyright laws and treaties around the world. All such rights are reserved.

8.2 Ownership of intellectual property rights in material, including (but not limited to) text, hyperlinks, photographs and images, which has been uploaded, added to or posted on Share Peterborough by users of the site shall be retained by the relevant site user.

8.3 Subject to paragraph 8.4, you will be liable to us and indemnify us against any losses that we suffer as a result of infringement of a third party’s intellectual property rights arising in connection with material that you upload, add to or post on Share Peterborough.

8.4 The indemnity described in paragraph 8.3 will not apply where the relevant infringement has arisen directly out of actions that we have taken, unless we have taken such actions to maintain the compliance of content on Share Peterborough with the standards set out in our Acceptable Use Policy (for example, where we have modified inappropriate content).

8.5 You may print off one copy, and may download extracts, of any page(s) from our site for your personal use and you may draw the attention of others within your organisation to content posted on our site.

8.6 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.

8.7 Our status (and that of any identified contributors) as the authors of content on our site must always be acknowledged.

8.8 You must not use any part of the content on our site which you do not own for commercial purposes without obtaining a licence to do so from us or our licensors. If you would like permission to use any content from our website, please contact us at

8.9 If you print off, copy or download any part of our site in breach of these terms of use, your right to use our site will cease immediately and you must, at our option, return or destroy any copies of the materials you have made.

9. Limitation of our liability

9.1 Nothing in these terms of use excludes or limits our liability for death or personal injury arising from our negligence, or our fraud or fraudulent misrepresentation, or any other liability that cannot be excluded or limited by English law.

9.2 To the extent permitted by law, we exclude all conditions, warranties, representations or other terms which may apply to Share Peterborough, any content on it or any services and/or products accessed through it, whether express or implied.

9.3 We will not be liable to any user of Share Peterborough for any loss or damage, whether in contract, tort (including negligence), breach of statutory duty, or otherwise, even if foreseeable, arising under or in connection with:

9.3.1 the exchange or sharing of services, skills, goods, assets, facilities and/or physical spaces through Share Peterborough;
9.3.2 the making, offering, using or taking up of special offers, business promotions and/or opportunities (including, but not limited to, tender opportunities, employment and secondment opportunities and opportunities to participate in research projects) through Share Peterborough
9.3.3 use of, or inability to use, Share Peterborough; or
9.3.4 use of or reliance on any content displayed on Share Peterborough.

9.4 Please note that, in relation to your business, we will not be liable for:

9.4.1 loss of profits, sales, business, or revenue;
9.4.2 business interruption;
9.4.3 loss of anticipated savings;
9.4.4 loss of business opportunity, goodwill or reputation; or
9.4.5 any indirect or consequential loss or damage.

9.5 We will not be liable for any loss or damage caused by a virus, distributed denial-of-service attack, or other technologically harmful material that may infect your computer equipment, computer programs, data or other proprietary material due to your use of Share Peterborough or to your downloading of any content on it, or on any website linked to it.

9.6 We assume no responsibility for the content of websites linked on Share Peterborough, whether such links are put in place by us or users of Share Peterborough. Such links should not be interpreted as endorsement by us of those linked websites. We will not be liable for any loss or damage that may arise from your use of them.

10. Uploading content to Share Peterborough

10.1 Whenever you upload content to Share Peterborough or make contact with other users of Share Peterborough, you must comply with the standards set out in our Acceptable Use Policy.

10.2 You warrant that any contributions you make to Share Peterborough comply with those standards, and you will be liable to us and indemnify us for any breach of that warranty.

10.3 Any content you upload, post on or add to Share Peterborough will be considered non-confidential. You retain all of your ownership rights in your content, but you are required to grant us a licence to use, modify, store and copy that content and to distribute and make it available to third parties for the purposes of:

10.3.1 operating and maintaining Share Peterborough and correcting or repairing any aspects of the site where required;
10.3.2 facilitating the services offered by Share Peterborough, including provision of a platform for the exchange and sharing of services, skills, goods, assets, facilities and/or physical spaces, and the making, offering, using or taking up of special offers and/or promotions;
10.3.3 addressing issues and responding to complaints relating to content which is, in our opinion, not compliant with our Acceptable Use Policy; and/or
10.3.4 carrying out presentational and promotional activities in connection with Share Peterborough.

10.4 We have the right to disclose your identity to any third party who is claiming that any content posted or uploaded by you to Share Peterborough constitutes a violation of their intellectual property rights, or of their right to privacy.

10.5 We will not be responsible, or liable to any third party, for the content or accuracy of any content posted by you or any other user of Share Peterborough.

10.6 We have the right to remove any content you upload to Share Peterborough if, in our opinion, this content does not comply with our Acceptable Use Policy.

10.7 The views expressed by other users on Share Peterborough are given independently and do not represent our views or values.

10.8 You are solely responsible for securing and backing up your content.

11. Viruses

11.1 We do not guarantee that Share Peterborough will be secure or free from bugs or viruses.

11.2 You are responsible for configuring your information technology, computer programmes and platform in order to access Share Peterborough. You should use your own virus protection software.

11.3 You must not misuse Share Peterborough by knowingly introducing viruses, trojans, worms, logic bombs or other material which is malicious or technologically harmful. You must not attempt to gain unauthorised access to Share Peterborough, the server on which Share Peterborough is stored or any server, computer or database connected to Share Peterborough. You must not attack Share Peterborough 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 Share Peterborough will cease immediately.

12. Linking to Share Peterborough

12.1 You may link to Share Peterborough, provided you do so in a way that is fair and legal and does not damage our reputation or take advantage of it. We reserve the right to withdraw linking permission without notice.

12.2 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.

12.3 The website in which you are linking to Share Peterborough must comply in all respects with the standards set out in our Acceptable Use Policy.

12.4 If you wish to make any use of content on Share Peterborough other than that set out above, please contact

13. Third party links and resources in Share Peterborough

13.1 Where Share Peterborough contains links to other sites and resources provided by third parties, these links are provided for your information only. We have no control over the contents of those sites or resources.

14. Applicable law

14.1 These terms of use, their subject matter and formation (and any non-contractual disputes or claims) are governed by English law. We both agree to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of England and Wales.

15. Contact us

15.1 To contact us, please email

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