TO REDUCE THE IMPACT AND INCREASE THE DISRUPTION OF SERIOUS AND ORGANISED CRIME ACROSS THE REGION AND BEYOND

Terms and Conditions covering Privacy and Disclaimer Policy

The following outlines the terms and conditions under which the West Midlands Regional Organised Crime Unit (WMROCU) website namely, www.wmrocu.org.uk (or any successor URL) is made accessible to you, the user. This includes its content, graphic design, search facilities and online services.

Please take the time to read these terms and conditions carefully.

General

The West Midlands Regional Organised Crime Unit website is maintained for your personal use and viewing.  By accessing this site it will be accepted that you understand and agree to be bound by these terms and conditions.  They take effect immediately upon your first access to this website.

Information published on this website is intended as a guide to the information and services provided by WMROCU.

Accuracy and Usage

Whilst every effort is made to ensure the accuracy of content on the WMROCU website, this cannot be guaranteed.  Items placed on the website may through the passage of time become redundant or inaccurate. No responsibility can therefore be accepted for any loss, damage or inconvenience, howsoever caused, by the use of this website.  You should always check with the WMROCU staff directly, or other reliable source if the information needed is particularly important to you.

The downloading of any material from this website must be done in accordance with these terms and conditions. The downloading of material is only permissible if you:

  1. Use the material downloaded for your personal use only, or for the internal use of your business or employer.
  2. When downloading material or making print copies of downloaded material, you shall preserve, and remain bound by the terms and conditions of these copyright notices.

Third Party Information

West Midlands Regional Organised Crime Unit is not responsible for the contents or reliability of any third party website we provide a hyperlink to and does not necessarily endorse the views expressed within them.  Listing of a hyperlink should not be taken as endorsement of any kind. We cannot guarantee that links to other websites will work all of the time as these sites are not controlled by West Midlands Regional Organised Crime Unit.

We are not responsible for the data, policies or procedures of any third party sites we may link to.  It is your responsibility to ensure that you read and comply with any terms and conditions and policies applicable to such third party sites.

Privacy Policy

All information provided to West Midlands Regional Organised Crime Unit via our website will be treated in confidence and will not be disclosed to third parties without your prior permission, unless we are required by law to do so.

West Midlands Regional Organised Crime Unit reserves the right to gather information relating to site usage. Any information gathered is primarily for internal use to allow us to refine and improve the service we provide.

As a word of caution, children under 16 years of age should not submit any information to any website without the consent of a parent or carer.

Security

We endeavour to take all reasonable steps to protect your personal information but cannot guarantee the security of any information you transmit to us online. You accept the inherent security risks of providing information and dealing online over the Internet and will not hold us responsible for any breach of security unless this is due to our negligence or wilful default.

Cookies

We use cookies on this website to store a user's preferences such as font size and background colour, and to help us see how people use the site via the Google Analytics tool.

A cookie is a piece of data stored on the user's computer tied to information about the user.  Your web browser can be set to not accept cookies or to ask you for permission each time a website wishes to place a cookie on your computer; please consult the help function for your particular browser.  For more detailed information about cookies please see the All About Cookies website.

This site also makes use of several cookies as part of the Google Analytics service (More details on what each Google Analytics cookie does can be found here).  The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website (including your IP address) is transmitted to Google. This information is then used to evaluate visitors' use of the website and to compile statistical reports on website activity for West Midlands Regional Organised Crime Unit. We use this information to help us improve the content of our website to meet our users' needs.

If, however, you would rather that the Google Analytics tool did not monitor your use of the website in this way (or any other sites that also use Google Analytics), you can add a plugin to your browser that will block this activity.  Please visit http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout for more information about the Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on.

Notification of Changes

If we decide to change our privacy policy, we will post these changes on this page so that you are always aware of what information will be collected and how we intend on using it.

Regardless of later updates, we will never use the information you submit under this current policy in a new way without first providing you with an opportunity to opt-out or otherwise prevent that use.

Linking to Us

West Midlands Regional Organised Crime Unit welcomes and encourages other websites to link to the information that is hosted on these pages.  It is not necessary to request permission to do this. However, our web pages should not be opened within a frameset or any other web structure that leads to the West Midlands Regional Organised Crime Unit content being perceived as being part of another website, nor should any link imply an endorsement by West Midlands Regional Organised Crime Unit.

Please note that the West Midlands Regional Organised Crime Unit website is dynamic and ever-changing. We do not guarantee the continued availability of pages or urls within the site.  Where other websites choose to link to us, the webmaster of those sites is responsible for ensuring any links remain up-to-date and operable.  Should you find a broken link to us on another site, please contact the relevant site owner directly.

Legal Governance

These terms and conditions shall be governed by the laws of England and Wales.  Any dispute arising under these terms and conditions will be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of England and Wales.

We accept no liability for any failure to comply with these terms and conditions where such failure is due to circumstance beyond our reasonable control.

If we waive any rights available to us under these terms and conditions on one occasion, this does not mean that those rights will automatically be waived on another occasion.

If any of these terms and conditions are held to be invalid, unenforceable or illegal for any reason, the remaining terms and conditions shall nevertheless continue in full force.

 

Last Updated - 12/09/14

 

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