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WEBSITE TERMS AND CONDITIONS

WHO WE ARE

https://mipp.police.uk is a site operated by the UK Police Forces with us - Durham Constabulary acting as the Lead Force. We have our main offices at Constabulary Headquarters, Aykley Heads, Durham City, DH1 5TT. For the purposes of these terms, 'Material' means all of the information, data, text, graphics, links or computer code published on, contained or available on the Website.

BY USING OUR SITE YOU ACCEPT THESE TERMS

By using our site, you confirm that you accept these terms of use and that you agree to comply with them. If you do not agree to these terms, you must not use our site.

THERE ARE OTHER TERMS THAT MAY APPLY TO YOU

These terms of use refer to the following additional terms, which also apply to your use of our site:

  • Our Privacy Policy

WE MAY MAKE CHANGES TO THESE TERMS AND OUR SITE

We amend these terms from time to time. Every time you wish to use our site, please check these terms to ensure you understand the terms that apply at that time. We may update and change our site from time to time.

WE MAY SUSPEND OR WITHDRAW OUR SITE

We do not guarantee that our site, or any content on it, will always be available or be uninterrupted. We may suspend or withdraw or restrict the availability of all or any part of our site for business and operational reasons. We will try to give you reasonable notice of any suspension or withdrawal.

You are also responsible for ensuring that all persons who access our site through your internet connection are aware of these terms of use and other applicable terms and conditions, and that they comply with them.

HOW YOU MAY USE MATERIAL ON OUR SITE

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.

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.

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

You must not use any part of the content on our site for commercial purposes without obtaining a licence to do so from us or our licensors.

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.

Anyone is entitled to view any non-password protected parts of the website and to use for their own purposes the information contained therein, provided that the following conditions are met:

  • It is used for information purposes only, for reproduction for personal use only and not for reproduction on any other website or for commercial gain.
  • Any links created to the Website are notified to and approved by Durham Constabulary.
  • No part of the website is copied, stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted in any form or by any means to any third party without the written permission of Durham Constabulary.

DO NOT RELY ON INFORMATION ON THIS SITE

The content on our site is provided for general information only. It is not intended to amount to advice on which you should rely. You must obtain professional or specialist advice before taking, or refraining from, any action on the basis of the content on our site.

Although we make reasonable efforts to update the information on our site, we make no representations, warranties or guarantees, whether express or implied, that the content on our site is accurate, complete or up to date.

WE ARE NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR WEBSITES WE LINK TO

Where our site contains links to other sites and resources provided by third parties, these links are provided for your information only. Such links should not be interpreted as approval by us of those linked websites or information you may obtain from them.

We have no control over the contents of those sites or resources.

OUR RESPONSIBILITY FOR LOSS OR DAMAGE SUFFERED BY YOU

We hereby disclaim all warranties and conditions with regard to the material and any goods or services supplied in relation to the website, whether express or implied or statutory (including all implied warranties and conditions of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose). In no event shall We be liable for any indirect, punitive, special, incidental, or consequential damages whatsoever even if We have been advised of the possibility of damages including, without limitation, damages for loss of use, data or profits arising out of or in any way connected with the use or performance of the site, interruptions or delays to the site, the provision of or failure to provide services, or for any information, material, goods and services obtained through the website or otherwise arising out of the use of the website, whether based on contract, tort or otherwise to the fullest extent permitted by law. We do not exclude or limit in any way our liability to you where it would be unlawful to do so. This includes liability for death or personal injury caused by our negligence or the negligence of our employees, agents or subcontractors and for fraud or fraudulent misrepresentation.

HOW WE MAY USE YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION

We will only use your personal information as set out in our Privacy Policy.

UPLOADING CONTENT TO OUR SITE

Whenever you upload content to our site you must comply with the content standards set out in our Acceptable Use Policy.

You warrant that any such contribution does comply with those standards, and you will be liable to us and indemnify us for any breach of that warranty. This means you will be responsible for any loss or damage we suffer as a result of your breach of warranty.

Any content you upload to our site will be considered non-confidential and non-proprietary.

We have the right to remove any posting you make on our site if, in our opinion, your post does not comply with the content standards set out in our Acceptable Use Policy.

VIRUSES

Whilst We make all reasonable attempts to exclude viruses from the site, We cannot ensure such exclusion and no liability is accepted for damage caused through the downloading of viruses. Therefore, you are recommended to take all appropriate safeguards before downloading information from the site. You must not misuse our site by knowingly introducing viruses, trojans, worms, logic bombs or other material that is malicious or technologically harmful. You must not attempt to gain unauthorised access to our site, the server on which our site is stored or any server, computer or database connected to our site. You must not attack our site 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 our site will cease immediately.

RULES ABOUT LINKING TO OUR SITE

You may not link to our home page without our express written permission.

WHICH COUNTRY’S LAWS APPLY TO ANY DISPUTES?

These terms of use, their subject matter and their formation, are governed by English law. You and we both agree that the courts of England and Wales will have exclusive jurisdiction.

TRADE MARKS AND COPYRIGHT

Copyright in the Material is owned by us or our content suppliers. Unauthorised use of the Material including reproduction, storage, modification, distribution or republication without our prior written consent or, where applicable, the respective copyright owner(s) is prohibited. The names and logos of the Police Forces and all related product and service names, designs marks and slogans are the trade names, service marks or trademarks of the Police Forces and may not be used without our consent (whether any of the foregoing are registered or unregistered). All works in the nature of databases attract database rights.

FORCE MAJEURE

We shall not be held to be in breach of its obligations hereunder nor liable you for any loss or damage which may be suffered by another party due to any cause beyond its reasonable control including without limitation any act of God, fire, storm, flood, lightening, disease, strike, trade dispute, act of terrorism, any act or omission of government or regulatory bodies or communications operators.

GENERAL

If any provisions of these terms and conditions are held to be invalid or unenforceable, the validity or enforceability of the remaining provisions shall not be affected. These terms and conditions constitute the entire agreement between us and supersede all other (prior or contemporaneous) communications and proposals, whether electronic or written, between us. Any failure by us to exercise or enforce any of our rights under these terms and conditions shall not be deemed to be a waiver of any such rights or operate so as to bar the subsequent exercise or enforcement or any such rights.
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ACCEPTABLE USE POLICY

WHAT’S IN THESE TERMS?

This acceptable use policy sets out the content standards that apply when you upload content to our site, make contact with other users on our site, link to our site, or interact with our site in any other way.

BY USING OUR SITE YOU ACCEPT THESE TERMS

By using our site, you confirm that you accept the terms of this policy and that you agree to comply with them.

If you do not agree to these terms, you must not use our site.

THERE ARE OTHER TERMS THAT MAY APPLY TO YOU

Our Terms of website use Website Terms and Conditions and our Privacy Policy also apply to your use of our site.

WE MAY MAKE CHANGES TO THE TERMS OF THIS POLICY

We amend this policy from time to time. Every time you wish to use our site, please check this policy to ensure you understand the policy that applies at that time.

PROHIBITED USES

You may use our site only for lawful purposes. You may not use our site:

  • In any way that breaches any applicable local, national or international law or regulation.
  • In any way that is unlawful or fraudulent, or has any unlawful or fraudulent purpose or effect.
  • For the purpose of harming or attempting to harm minors in any way.
  • To send, knowingly receive, upload, download, use or re-use any material which does not comply with the content standards listed below.
  • To transmit, or procure the sending of, any unsolicited or unauthorised advertising or promotional material or any other form of similar solicitation (spam).
  • To knowingly transmit any data, send or upload any material that contains viruses, Trojan horses, worms, time-bombs, keystroke loggers, spyware, adware or any other harmful programs or similar computer code designed to adversely affect the operation of any computer software or hardware.

You also agree:

  • Not to reproduce, duplicate, copy or re-sell any part of our site in contravention of the provisions of our terms of website use Website Terms and Conditions
  • Not to access without authority, interfere with, damage or disrupt:
    • any part of our site;
    • any equipment or network on which our site is stored;
    • any software used in the provision of our site; or
    • any equipment or network or software owned or used by any third party.

CONTENT STANDARDS

These content standards apply to any and all material which you contribute to our site (Contribution).

The Content Standards must be complied with in spirit as well as to the letter. The standards apply to each part of any Contribution as well as to its whole.

The recipient Police Force will determine, in its discretion, whether a Contribution breaches the Content Standards.

A Contribution must:

  • Be accurate (where it states facts).
  • Be genuinely held (where it states opinions).
  • Comply with the law applicable in England and Wales and in any country from which it is posted.

A Contribution must not:

  • Be defamatory of any person.
  • Be obscene, offensive, hateful or inflammatory.
  • Promote sexually explicit material.
  • Promote violence.
  • Promote discrimination based on race, sex, religion, nationality, disability, sexual orientation or age.
  • Infringe any copyright, database right or trademark of any other person.
  • Be likely to deceive any person.
  • Breach any legal duty owed to a third party, such as a contractual duty or a duty of confidence.
  • Promote any illegal activity.
  • Be in contempt of court.
  • Be threatening, abuse or invade another’s privacy, or cause annoyance, inconvenience or needless anxiety.
  • Be likely to harass, upset, embarrass alarm or annoy any other person.
  • Impersonate any person, or misrepresent your identity or affiliation with any person.
  • Give the impression that the Contribution emanates from the recipient Police Force if this is not the case.
  • Advocate, promote, incite any party to commit, or assist any unlawful or criminal act such as (by way of example only) copyright infringement or computer misuse.
  • Contain a statement which you know or believe, or have reasonable grounds for believing, that members of the public to whom the statement is, or is to be, published are likely to understand as a direct or indirect encouragement or other inducement to the commission, preparation or instigation of acts of terrorism.
  • Contain any advertising or promote any services or web links to other sites.

BREACH OF THIS POLICY

When we consider that a breach of this acceptable use policy has occurred, we may take such action as we deem appropriate.

Failure to comply with this acceptable use policy constitutes a material breach of the terms of use Website Terms and Conditions upon which you are permitted to use our site, and may result in our taking all or any of the following actions:
We exclude our liability for all action we may take in response to breaches of this acceptable use policy. The actions we may take are not limited to those described above, and we may take any other action we reasonably deem appropriate.

WHICH COUNTRY’S LAWS APPLY TO ANY DISPUTES?

These terms of use, their subject matter and their formation, are governed by English law. You and we both agree that the courts of England and Wales will have exclusive jurisdiction.
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PORTAL PRIVACY POLICY

OUR PRIVACY STATEMENT

This website collects data for use by the UK Police Forces who are committed to protecting the privacy and anonymity of anyone who contacts us with information about crime.

This statement is made in light of the requirements of the Data Protection Act 2018 and any other legislation in force from time to time in the United Kingdom relating to privacy and/or the processing of personal data. This statement is made in order to alert individuals whose information we process to the practices which will govern the processing of your data. By using our website or providing us with your personal information you are agreeing for your information to be processed in this way.

Please refer to the specific Police Force Privacy policy if you need more details about what how we collect and use the information you are providing.

SESSION STORAGE ACCEPTANCE

Please note that this website uses Session Storage where certain information is temporarily retained during the time you are inputting data on the website. When the session is closed no information is retained on this website.

The Session storage facility is provided to save you time rekeying data that might be needed where multiple forms are being completed. You can review and modify all of the pre-filled data before it is sent to the portal server. Session storage is active only you enable the pre-fill facility by ticking the check box on the top of the form. Any data stored is only kept for a single website browser session and is discarded when all browser portal tabs/windows are closed or when the browser is closed.