Terms of Use

Website: http://www.thirskandnorthallertoncircuit.org.uk
Charity: Thirsk and Northallerton Methodist Circuit – Registered Charity No. 1133873

Terms effective from: 1st May 2013

Terminology Used
These are the ‘Terms & Conditions’ for the website listed above which from this point on will be referred to as ‘the website‘ The website belongs to/is licensed to the above listed charity which from this point will be referred to as “the charity/we/us”. We may refer to you as ‘you/visitors/customers/users/guests‘.

Purpose of These Terms


The purpose of these terms is to advise users of their rights & of the legal obligations/restrictions imposed when using this website & it’s downloadable content. By using the website or downloading content from this site you accept the terms of use as described in this document.

Our Right to Change These Terms

We reserve the right to change/add/remove any part of these terms, any content, features, product or service & make changes to the price at any time without notice. The date of this revision is clearly published at the top of this document. If we make any changes to these terms, we will advise all existing members/customers in writing. Your continued use of the website, after us communicating any such changes, constitutes your acceptance of the new Terms of Use.

Limited License – Your Rights & Restrictions

By using this website the charity grants you a license to view/download any information our website allows you to see/download/use. Other than that you may not reproduce site content, designs, text, graphics, pictures, video, logos or any code. No content may be modified, copied, republished, translated, sold, altered to look similar or downloaded without prior written permission.

Using the site for the purpose of data mining, or collection of personal information for the purpose of canvassing is strictly prohibited. We reserve the right to remove users that breach this agreement and in certain circumstances & seek legal remedy to recover costs.


This charity’s logos/website names/ product names & any other logos displayed are/may be registered trademarks. You may not register businesses/websites or publish any trademark that uses the names/brands/logos whether this is whole/in part or similar. Written permission to use any such trademarks must be obtained at all times from us or the trademark owner.

Our Copyright Policy

All material published on this website is the copyright of the charity or the licensor. Users are prohibited from replicating /selling/distributing any: graphics, text, artwork, logos, photos, videos, downloads, software unless:

You have gained permission to do so in writing.
Should any party contend that this site has infringed another’s copyright we should be pleased to investigate and rectify this immediately it is brought to our notice. We believe that any material used on this site which is not within the copyright of the site designer has been used by permission of the original copyright owner.

Copyrights of Others

We respect intellectual property rights of others and we forbid users from posting any material that violates another party’s intellectual property rights. We reserve the right to delete content and/or close user accounts for users who infringe copyright regulations. We may close accounts or remove posted material whether or not any infringement actually exists.

Visitor & Member Conduct

You agree that no material of any kind posted on our website by you will violate or infringe the rights of any third party including (but not restricted to): copyright, trademark or privacy. Nor may you post any defamatory, libelous or unlawful material. You should be aware that, from time to time, we may monitor the activity of visitors to the site and record this for purposes of security, enhancing the performance of the site and prevention of unlawful activities. At no time will personal information be stored or used for any purpose other than mentioned except with your express permission.

By using this website you agree not to:

Upload content that could be deemed as harmful, threatening, unlawful, confusing, defamatory, infringing, abusive, inflammatory, harassing, rude, vulgar, obscene, fraudulent, hateful or racist.
Impersonate another person, misrepresent yourself or your business
Upload or post unauthorized advertising.
Upload any personal information such as address, telephone numbers, email address, credit card details, copies of bills – belonging to you or other members or any other third party
Intimidate harass or stalk others
Solicit information from another member, solicit passwords or personal information for commercial or unlawful purposes.
Upload/send any material such as viruses, bots, Trojans, spoofs that could cause damage to our servers, limit the function or affect normal operation of the website in any way.
Upload any material or make available via links any content that would constitute, encourage or provide instructions for any criminal purpose, violate the rights of any other member or third party, or could potentially create a liability or violate any local or international laws.
Create a false identity
Use or access another users account
Publish/make accessible your username & password to others.
Use any script to interact with the site functions in any way.
Sell or transfer your use or access to the site to any third party

Our website operation relies on hosting companies, content delivery networks & world wide web routing/peering arrangements – all of which can be affected by hacking activity & hardware failures & other technical issues. Whilst we use use high quality service, there will inevitably be occasional downtime. The charity cannot be held liable for any such downtime but will endeavor to keep this to a minimum.

Hacked Accounts

The security of your username & password is your sole responsibility. A poorly secured PC may result in your username & password being harvested by hackers. We recommend all users use firewall software and a modern anti-virus program as a minimum level of security. The company will suspend any membership where we believe information has been posted via a hacked account or terminate any account that is frequently hacked or accessed by too many IP’s. If you believe your account has been hacked you must contact our support for help. We may use special measures on this site in order to lock out any suspicious activity by users – such as (but not limited to) multiple log-in attempts.

Third Party Websites & Links

The website may contain links that link to third party websites. We do not check for accuracy nor validity of any content provided by any such sites. Nor can we be responsible for any material that might now or in future be displayed on third party websites. By leaving this website you should be aware that our terms are no longer valid and you are advised to read the terms of these third party websites. You are responsible for any actions you may take as a result of visiting such third party sites.


Our website services/documents/videos & software can be affected by many variables such as: other software, software versions, data corruptions, hardware failures, operating system faults, software configurations, hosting configurations, server software, & many other variables. It is the users responsibility to make adequate backups of their own websites/software necessary to avoid loss. With this respect you agree to indemnify & hold the charity, it’s officers, directors, employees & affiliates harmless from any loss, liability, claim, damages, costs, expenses, including legal fees arising out of any instructions followed, any item purchased or any other material published by us.

Termination of Service/Membership/Support

The company may terminate your membership of this site/service or support, delete your profile & any content you have posted and prohibit you from accessing the site for any reason or no reason at any time with or without notice. We would only do this in exceptional circumstances & usually as a result of abuse of these Terms of Use.

Limitation of Liability

In no event will the charity, it’s officers, directors, employees or agents be liable to you or any third party for any indirect, consequential, exemplary, incidental, special or punitive damages, including for any lost profits or lost data arising from the use of the site/software/instructions/services even if the charity is aware or has been advised of the possibility of such damages. The company’s liability to you for any cause whatsoever, and regardless of the cause of action will at all times be limited to any amount paid by you to the charity for service via this site and would not include any monies which had been gifted to the charity for its general charitable purposes.


Unless otherwise stated the charity doesn’t promise any specific results from the use of the site/service/software or instructions and grants no warranties of any kind, express, implied or statutory. The company does not represent or warrant that the site or service or software are wholly accurate, complete, reliable, error free, or free from harmful components. However, in the interests of clarity and accuracy we should be grateful if users would be so kind as to notify us of any such inaccuracies or errors so that they can be rectified.

The website may be temporarily unavailable from time to time for maintenance or other reasons. The charity assumes no responsibility for any error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay, theft, destruction, or unauthorized access to, communications failure, network failure, problems with own hardware, problems with service & service providers, internet traffic congestion or PC damage. The site is provided ‘as is’ and as a free service.

The information on this site is accurate to the best of our knowledge but it should not be taken at face value without further supporting evidence. It is provided only for general interest and information and should not be relied upon for any legal purpose.

Security Lockouts

Due to the high increase in hacking activity our website may have to increase security to maintain reliable operation. This would lead to occasional user lockouts. We advise users to log out after finishing using the website & enter any password carefully to avoid problems. We also advise the use of a unique and complex password for each service to avoid potential hacking threats to our site or their own PC.

Hacking Libel & Criminal Activity

The company reserves the right to prosecute & seek damages from any person who aims to harm or block the normal operation of this site by means of hacking, denial of service attacks, publishing false information or any other means.