Inspire Us - Terms and Conditions



1. Introduction

These terms and conditions ("these terms") will apply to your access to, and use of, our website at ("this website"). This website is owned and controlled by Aberdeen City Council ("ACC"), a local authority having its principal place of business at Town House, Broad Street, Aberdeen, AB10 1AQ. In these terms, "we", "our" and similar expressions refer to ACC.

By using this website, you agree to be bound by these terms in their entirety. If you do not agree to any of these terms, you must not access, use or contribute to this website.

2. Amendment of these Terms

ACC reserves the right to amend these terms at any time and so we recommend that you check them regularly. The date when they were most recently amended will be stated at the foot of these terms. Your continued use of this website will be deemed acceptance of the amended terms. If you do not agree to the amendments, you should cease using this website.

3. Your Use of this Website

You must use this website only for lawful purposes and in a considerate and responsible manner. By way of example, you must not use this website;

  • for any illegal or unlawful purpose
  • to harass, alarm, distress, annoy or inconvenience any person
  • to transmit defamatory, libellous, racist, sectarian, discriminatory, obscene, pornographic, indecent, offensive, menacing or threatening content
  • so as to interrupt, damage or impair the operation of any online service or any computer hardware or software
  • to transmit or upload computer viruses, malware or files or programmes intended to collect data about other persons
  • to send junk mail or spam.

The above list is by way of example only and is not exhaustive.

If you are under 16 years of age, by using this website you certify that your parent/guardian has consented to such use and agrees to these terms on your behalf.

4. Intellectual Property Rights

All copyright, trademarks, design rights, patents and other intellectual property rights (registered and unregistered) in and on this website, and in all content (including all applications) located on this website, shall remain vested in ACC or, where applicable, its licensors (which includes other users). You may not copy, reproduce, republish, download, post, broadcast, transmit, make available to the public or otherwise use this website's content in any way except for your own personal, non-commercial use. In certain defined circumstances, you may adapt, alter or create a derivative work from content for your own personal, non-commercial use, provided that you have the prior written permission of ACC. Such permission will be expressly indicated against the relevant content.

The names, images and logos identifying ACC or third parties and their products and services are subject to copyright, design rights, trademarks and other intellectual property rights of ACC and/or third parties. Nothing contained in these terms shall be construed as conferring any licence or right to use any copyright, design rights, trademarks or other intellectual property rights of ACC or any third party.

5. Your Contributions to this Website

By uploading any contribution (including any text, photographs, pictures, graphics, video or audio-visual material) onto this website, you thereby grant to ACC, free of charge, permission to use the contribution in any way it wishes (including modifying and adapting it for operational and editorial reasons) in connection with ACC services in any existing or future media worldwide (including on any ACC website accessed by international users) and in perpetuity. By way of example, and without prejudice to the foregoing generality, ACC may use the contribution to promote or publicise its platform and its services. You waive any moral rights in your contribution in order to permit ACC to edit your contribution as it sees fit. You also grant to ACC the right to sub-license these rights to third parties. If your contribution is to contain third party material (e.g. images, video, music), you must first obtain the necessary third party permissions to use that material in this way.

Copyright in your contribution will remain vested in you and you may continue to use the material in your contribution in any way you choose.

In order that ACC can use your contribution as specified above, you confirm that your contribution is your own original work, is not defamatory and does not infringe any UK laws or third party rights, that you have the right to give ACC permission to use it for the purposes specified above, and that you have the consent of anyone who is identifiable in your contribution (or the consent of their parent/guardian if they are under 16 years of age).

ACC does not necessarily vet all material submitted to this website. However ACC reserves the right to monitor any material submitted to this website and to edit or remove any such material without prior notice or any liability to you.

If you do not wish to grant ACC the permission as described above, please do not upload any contribution to this website.

6. Data Protection

ACC complies with all applicable data protection legislation (including the Data Protection Act 1998) in relation to any personal information you submit to us. ACC will be the data controller in relation to any such personal information. The personal information you submit to ACC;

shall only be used for the purposes which ACC specified to you, and

shall not be passed to third parties without your explicit consent.

For further details on how your information is used, how ACC maintains the security of your information and your rights to access information ACC holds about you, please contact . Please also contact this email address if you would like ACC to amend or remove any information you have submitted to this website.

7. Linked (Third Party) Websites

This website may contain links to other websites that are not owned or controlled by ACC. Your use of any such linked websites is entirely at your own risk. ACC is not responsible for any content, products or services available on any such linked websites or any other websites.

8. Disclaimers and Limitation of Liability

ACC is not responsible for any content posted by members of the public on this website. Any views expressed are those of the member of public in question and, unless specifically stated otherwise, are not those of ACC.

In relation to this website and ACC content on this website, ACC excludes, to the fullest extent permitted by law, all representations and warranties (whether express or implied by law), including as to satisfactory quality, fitness for a particular purpose, non-infringement, compatibility, security and accuracy. ACC does not guarantee the completeness or performance of this website or any of the content on this website. ACC tries to ensure that all content provided by it is correct at the time of publication on this website but no responsibility is accepted by ACC for any errors, omissions or inaccurate content on this website.

ACC does not warrant that this website will be fully-functional at all times, that defects with this website will be corrected or that this website (or the associated server) are free from viruses or bugs. It is your responsibility to implement security procedures and virus checks which are sufficient for your purposes.

The Council shall not be liable for any loss of data, business, opportunity, income, revenue, profits, goodwill, contracts or customers, or for any reputational damage, or for any special, consequential or indirect loss, arising from or in connection with the use of this website, whether or not such loss or damage was foreseen, foreseeable or known. However nothing in these terms shall be construed to limit or exclude ACC's liability for (i) death or personal injury caused by its negligence, (ii) its fraud or fraudulent misrepresentation, or (iii) any other matter which by law may not be limited or excluded.

9. General

In the event that any of these terms shall become invalid, illegal or unenforceable, the remainder shall survive unaffected.

Failure or neglect by ACC to enforce any of these terms shall not be construed, nor shall be deemed, to be a waiver of ACC's rights under these terms.

These terms shall be governed by, and interpreted and construed in accordance with, the laws of Scotland. The Scottish courts shall have exclusive jurisdiction to settle any disputes in connection with these terms or the subject matter of these terms.

Any queries about these terms, or complaints about this website, may be submitted to