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Terms and Conditions

Terms and Conditions for your use of this Website
(www.dotcomunity.co.uk, www.dotcomunity.org.uk and www.dotcomunity.com, www.dotcu.org.uk/directory)

The Directory website is a FREE to use and FREE to join service. Join as a user or volunteer and contribute to the site.

When you make an enquiry with a listed service provider or any other third party that person is responsible to contact you directly and your contract will be with that person or organisation.

These Terms and Conditions do not affect your statutory rights.


Dotcu/We/Us: DotComUnity Centres CIC, registered in England & Wales, Company Number 08191729 whose registered office address is at Enterprise House, 21 Oxford Road, Bournemouth, Dorset, BH8 8EY

Members Area: The part of the Website that is the discussion and feedback area for registered users and on which such users can, subject to the Moderator having approved same, post comments, reviews and provide feedback and ratings.

Moderator: The person or persons authorised by us to view, check, edit, amend, post on the Forum or reject or respond to your submissions to the Website.


Use of this Website is conditional upon your acceptance of these Terms and Conditions and by using this Website, you acknowledge and agree to these Terms and Conditions. If you do not want to agree to these Terms and Conditions do not log on to or use this Website.

This Website allows you to search for goods and services (particularly in relation to learning and physical disability) and to contact organisations or persons that provide those services.

These Terms and Conditions are (and the Website is) subject to change from time to time and if you are a registered user or volunteer, and you will be notified, at the time, of any changes to the Terms and Conditions. Use of the Website after such changes constitutes your acceptance of the Terms and Conditions in affect at the time of such use.

While we and our approved Moderators take all reasonable steps to check and validate comments listings and entries onto the Website, the various opinions expressed within any user posted feedback, the Members Area or any chat-room or public part of the Website are those of the persons making them and not of DCU or its sponsors or affiliates.

Permission to use the Website

Dotcu owns the Website and grants you a limited license to access and make personal use of it, but not to download (other than page caching) or modify it, or any portion of it, except with our express written consent.

This license does not include the right for you to sell or make other direct commercial use of this Website or its contents, or to use data mining, robots, or similar data gathering and extraction tools. If you are a provider of services or a business listed on this Website, it is up to you to respond directly (not via this Website) to any enquiries or other information about you and your services.

You may not frame or use framing techniques to enclose any trade mark, logo, or other proprietary information (including images, text, page layout, or form) of Dotcu, our affiliates or any sponsor or other person without express written consent and in no circumstances may you use our trade marks or logos in any manner that is likely to cause confusion or in any manner that disparages or discredits us.

You may not use any meta tags or any other "hidden text" utilising our names or domain names trade marks or without our express written consent

Any unauthorised use of this Website terminates the permission or license granted by us.

You are granted a limited, revocable, and non-exclusive right to create a hyperlink to the Website as long as the link does not portray us, our sponsors, affiliates, or services in a false, misleading, derogatory, or otherwise offensive manner.

Your access to certain parts of the Website, for example the Members Area, will be restricted unless you have registered and access to those parts for registered users and volunteers will be protected by a user name and password.

Disclaimers and Limits

We endeavour to keep the information on the Website up to date and will keep our contact information up to date. Other information may become out of date over time and we will not be liable if it becomes out of date or inaccurate.

This Website may contain information and materials that third parties have provided (“Third-Party Content”) including, for example, feedback by third parties and ratings.

While we have a process to monitor proposed postings to the Website and to check the content of same, we do not independently verify Third-Party Content, and we make no representation as to its accuracy, and assume no responsibility for your use of the Third-Party Content and any consequences of that use, including, without limitation, any damages or injuries that may result from its use. In particular, Dotcu does not make or endorse recommendations made through the Members Area or any feedback or ratings.

Submissions by registered users, including feedback about listed service providers or questions, comments, suggestions regarding the content of the material on this Website shall be deemed to be non-confidential and in the public domain and we shall, subject to applicable Law, be free to use, edit, modify, alter, and post on the Website such submissions as they may have been altered or edited, without limitation.

You may not under any circumstance or in any manner post or transmit to or from the Website any materials that are unlawful, threatening, libelous, defamatory, obscene, pornographic, or that would otherwise violate any law or injure any person or entity and it is your responsibility to abide by this.

Your use of the Website is at your own risk. We strongly recommend that you take extra caution providing any personal information (see our Privacy Policy) and/or when submitting enquiries in relation to services provided by third parties and listed or advertised on the Website and when arranging to use any of those services or to contact any third parties, especially in cases where you or those in your care may be vulnerable.

Before you use services or buy goods from other organisations we advise you to check that any advertised services and service providers will (or are likely to be) suitable for you and we advise you to check the qualifications of those persons where applicable.
To the fullest extent permitted by Law we shall not be liable for any consequential or indirect loss or damage resulting from or caused by your use of this Website or any services, sites or persons accessed through it.

Your Registration and Access to the Site: becoming a user/volunteer

If you use the Website, you are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your information, including (for registered users and volunteers) registration/user name and password and for restricting access to your computer to prevent unauthorised access to and use of your registration.

You should inform us immediately if you have any reason to believe that your password has become known to anyone else, or if the password is being, or is likely to be, used in an unauthorised manner.

Please ensure that the details you provide us with are correct and inform us immediately of any changes to the registration or contact information that you provided when registering. You can do this by emailing us at directory@dotcu.org.uk.

We reserve the right to refuse access to the Website, terminate registrations and/or to remove or edit content, at our discretion.

Your access to the Website may also be occasionally suspended or restricted to allow for repairs, maintenance, or the introduction of new facilities or services and we do not warrant that the Website or its functions will be uninterrupted or error free. We will attempt to limit the frequency and duration of any such suspension or restriction.


Please review our Privacy Policy, which also governs your visit to the Website, to understand our practices and policies in relation to your Personal Information.

Your conduct

You are responsible for all electronic communications and content sent from your computer to us and you must not use the Website for any of the following:

  • In any way that causes, or is likely to cause, the Website or access to it to be interrupted, damaged or impaired in any way.
  • For fraudulent purposes, or in connection with a criminal offence or other unlawful activity.
  • To send, use or reuse any material that is illegal, offensive, abusive, indecent, defamatory, obscene or menacing; or in breach of copyright, trademark, confidence, privacy or any other right; or is otherwise injurious to third parties; or objectionable; or which consists of or contains software viruses, political campaigning, commercial solicitation, chain letters, mass mailings or any "spam".
  • To cause annoyance, inconvenience or needless anxiety.
  • To use a false email address, impersonate any person or entity or otherwise mislead as to the origin of any content.

Members Area

Without limitation to any other provisions of these Terms and Conditions if you do post content or submit material to us for posting on the Website, Members Area or any public part of the Website, you irrevocably grant Dotcu and its affiliates a royalty-free and fully sub licensable right to use, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, translate, create derivative works from, distribute, and display such content on the Website in any media; and grant to Dotcu and its affiliates and sub licensees the right to use the name or names together with any personal or sensitive information that you submit in connection with such content.

Because many service providers’ details are listed on the Website and because many comments and ratings may be posted to the Website, it is not possible for us to be aware of the contents of each service or product listed for sale, or each comment or review that is posted on the Website. If you believe that any content on the Website contains a defamatory or illegal statement, please notify us immediately by email. Dotcu will use all reasonable endeavours to remove the defamatory or illegal content complained about as soon as possible after we become aware of it and have had the opportunity to investigate and confirm that it is indeed defamatory or illegal in content.

Intellectual Property Rights

Subject to any copyright or author’s rights of third parties which are the subject of the licenses granted to us herein, all content on the Website and its compilation, such as text, graphics, logos, button icons, images, audio clips, digital downloads, data compilations, and software, is the property of Dotcu, its affiliates or its content suppliers and is protected by law.

Electronic Communications

By emailing us you consent to receive communications from us electronically and you agree that all agreements, notices, disclosures and other communications that we provide to you electronically satisfy any legal requirement that such communications be in writing.

Events beyond our reasonable control

We will not be held responsible for any delay or failure to comply with our obligations under these Terms and Conditions if the delay or failure arises from any cause which is beyond our reasonable control.

Governing Law and jurisdiction

These Terms and Conditions shall be governed by the Law of England & Wales. You agree that, even though you may access this Website from around the world, by using the Website, the Laws of England & Wales will apply to everything relating to you using the Website, and you agree to abide by these laws.

Registered Office and Postal Address:

DotComUnity Directory
Enterprise House
21 Oxford Road




DotComUnity: 01202 611 367

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