Terms and Conditions

By using this site, all users accept and agree to abide by these terms and conditions. The Gloucestershire Oracle reserves the right to modify any or part, of our services, website and terms and conditions, without prior notice.

Cookie Policy

Our website uses cookies. A cookie is a small file of letters and numbers that we put on your computer if you agree. These cookies allow us to distinguish you from other users of the website which helps us to provide you with a good experience when you browse our website and also allows us to improve our site. This site uses different types of cookie.

We use Google Analytics, a popular web analytics service provided by Google Inc. Google Analytics uses cookies to help us to analyse how users use the site. It counts the number of visitors and tells us things about their behaviour overall – such as the typical length of stay on the site or the average number of pages a user views. You can opt out of all Google Analytics tracking by installing an add-on for your browser which can be downloaded from Google. You can find out more about Google Analytics cookies here.

We may also set 'session' cookies which only last until you close your browser window, and cookies that store essential information about your visit. Session cookies are set automatically by our web server software and are necessary for this website to function correctly.

If you use social networking (Twitter, Facebook, Email), or you allow these sites on your computer, they will also set cookies which track you as an individual. These are not related to The Gloucestershire Oracle, but will appear after you've used our site.

If you want to delete any cookies that are already on your computer, please refer to the instructions for your file management software to locate the file or directory that stores cookies. Information on deleting or controlling cookies is available at www.AboutCookies.org. Please note that by deleting our cookies or disabling future cookies you may not be able to access certain areas or features of our site.

Copyright

The Gloucestershire Oracle ("We") holds the intellectual copyright of the design of this website and the database of companies listed. All images on this website are copyright of the Gloucestershire Oracle or the businesses who have supplied them. Images, articles, editorial content and blogs contained on this website may not be copied for use on any other website or publication.

Availability

The Gloucestershire Oracle shall use all reasonable endeavours to make the website and Services available continuously, but because the Services are provided by means of computer and telecommunications systems, we make no warranties or representations that the Service will be uninterrupted or error-free and We shall not, in any event, be liable for interruptions of Service or downtime of the server or be liable to the Client for any loss of business, loss of opportunity or loss of profits or for any other indirect or consequential loss or damage whatsoever.

Liability

Information contained on The Gloucestershire Oracle website is published in good faith. Some of the content is supplied to us (directly or indirectly) by third parties and we can offer no warranty, express or implied, in relation to such content including, but not limited to, implied warranties or conditions of completeness, accuracy, satisfactory quality and fitness for a particular purpose. Whilst every effort is made to ensure the accuracy, no responsibility is accepted by us for any errors or omissions in this information nor for any claims, loses, suits, liabilities, costs, judgements or expenses of any kind caused by the use of information or as a result of the bankruptcy, liquidation or cease of trading by any company or individual herein named. It is your responsibility to verify the accuracy of any information before taking any action based on it. If you know of any of the information presented on this site to be inaccurate or out of date, please email us at: oracle@glosoracle.co.uk

Links to third party sites

The Gloucestershire Oracle provides links to other websites in good faith, but we are not responsible for the availability of external sites, nor any content contained on them. However, if any link proves to be undesirable, offensive or illegal it will be removed immediately and the person responsible for providing such a link will be reported to the relevant authorities. You are advised to make your own judgement concerning the businesses or teachers mentioned on this site, as to their abilities or integrity. Always ask for references, and follow them up. Any genuine business or person will not mind providing such references. Whilst we provide a rating and recommendation system, these ratings are supplied by visitors to the site and should always be treated with caution.

Privacy Policy

The Gloucestershire Oracle will not disclose any of your personal information, including private email address, to any third party, unless required by law.

Only information which is in the public domain already, either on a website, advertisements, brochures, or information which you supply for inclusion on this site via our Submission Form, or by email, or in writing, will be published on The Gloucestershire Oracle.

By 'liking' or '+1ing' businesses or The Gloucestershire Oracle itself, you agree that your name may be accessible to The Gloucestershire Oracle administrators.

When submitting information to us using the submission form, we log IP addresses to enable us to block spammers and to identify fake entries. These IP addresses are only stored for a limited time, and cannot personally identify you.

Additional Terms for Members - Membership

The Gloucestershire Oracle offers Gloucestershire-based, family-friendly businesses one free listing per organisaton. By submitting your listing you agree to abide by these terms and conditions.

When submitting a business listing, please read our 'how to write your business listing' guide.

Please note we do not accept submissions from businesses of an adult-only nature, or those with links to websites, Facebook accounts or Twitter accounts containing non family-friendly content. We do not accept listings from directory sites.

All advertisements and listings must be honest and decent.

We reserve the right to refuse listings from businesses that do not meet our criteria or those which we consider inappropriate for any reason.

We reserve the right to remove or modify any listings for any reason, at our discretion.

We are not responsible for transactions or agreements between you and third parties.

Free listings may only be updated once per year, or less by payment of an adminstrative fee.

Additional Terms for Members - Copyright and Child Protection

Please ensure the text and pictures you supply are your own copyright. By submitting images you are giving permission for the Gloucestershire Oracle to display them on the website and/or newsletter. Please do not send us pictures of identifiable children unless you have permission from their parent or guardian. Anyone submitting content which is not their copyright will have their listing removed and membership withdrawn without notice. Any fees paid will not be refunded. You will be responsible for any copyright infringements caused by submitting your listing to The Gloucestershire Oracle.

Additional Terms for Members - Security

You are responsible for updating your listing via the password system. You are required to ensure that you have a strong password and that it is not disclosed to anyone else. At our discretion, We reserve the right to change the password used by you in connection with the site and to suspend your access to the site without notice to yourself. We cannot be responsible for anyone altering your listing due to an unsecure password or disclosure of a password to a third party. If you believe that someone may have obtained your password you should contact us immediately.

Additional Terms for Members - Payment

Prices are as shown on the website, on the day an order is placed or agreed with us via email. Prices are subject to change. All charges payable by Advertisers for Services requested from The Gloucestershire Oracle shall be due and payable (and cleared by the bank if applicable) in advance of provision of the Services. All payment to be made in UK pounds sterling. If a Client's cheque is returned by the bank as unpaid, for any reason, the Client will be liable for a "returned cheque" charge. You may cancel a listing or display advertisement at any time. Pro-rata refunds will not be issued for services cancelled before their expiry date.

You will be sent an invitation to renew any premium or display advertisements and given the opportunity to renew. If payment is not forthcoming by the due date, premium listings will be downgraded to a free entry and display advertisements removed from the site.

Credit card details are processed solely by Stripe.com, and are never transmitted to the Gloucestershire Oracle team or servers. If your card is declined for any reason, this may result in an administration charge which must be settled. Failure to do so will result in suspension of any advertisement, including free listings and a ban on using our services in the future.

If you make payment for any service we provide, but your business/organisation does not meet our terms and conditions, all refunds will be subject to any administration charge.

These terms shall be governed by the laws of England and you agree to submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English courts.