Terms of website use for company search

This page (together with the documents referred to on it) sets out the terms on which you may make use of our website www.ccscheme.org.uk and all associated websites and web pages (“our website”), including our company search function at https://www.ccscheme.org.uk/company-registration/search-for-a-registered-company and our construction map search function available at www.constructionmap.uk.

you” or “your” means the person, firm, company or organisation browsing or using our website, whether as a guest or a registered user.

Please read these terms of use carefully before you start to use our website. By using our website, you indicate that you accept these terms of use (“terms“) and that you agree to abide by them. If you do not agree to these terms, please refrain from using our website and inform us of your reasons on enquries@ccscheme.org.uk

We may revise these terms at any time by amending this page. You are expected to check this page from time to time to take notice of any changes we made, as they are binding on you. Some of the provisions contained in these terms may also be superseded by provisions or notices published elsewhere on our website. You will be deemed to accept these terms as amended the next time you use our website following the amendment.

Information about us

Our website is operated by Considerate Constructors Scheme Limited (“we“, “us“, “our“). We operate a Code of Considerate Practice (site and company), to which participating sites and companies sign up (“Scheme“). For further details on the Scheme please go to www.ccscheme.org.uk.

We are a limited company registered in England and Wales (under company number 03465121) and have our registered office at The Building Centre, 26 Store Street, London, WC1E 7BT. Our VAT number is 807 1629 35.

Accessing our website

You may only use our website for lawful purposes. We will not be liable if for any reason our website is unavailable at any time or for any period. From time to time, we may restrict access to some parts of our website, or our entire website, to users who have registered with us.

Access to our website is permitted on a temporary basis, and we reserve the right to withdraw or amend the service we provide on our website without notice or explanation.

If you choose, or you are provided with, a user identification code, password or any other piece of information as part of our security procedures, you must treat such information as confidential, and you must not disclose it to any third party. We have the right to disable any user identification code or password, whether chosen by you or allocated by us, at any time, if in our opinion you have failed to comply with any of the provisions of these terms of use.

You are responsible for making all arrangements necessary for you to have access to our website. You are also responsible for ensuring that all persons who access our website through your internet connection are aware of these terms, and that they comply with them.

Reliance on information posted

Commentary and other materials posted on our website by us, or by third parties, are not intended to amount to advice on which reliance should be placed. We therefore disclaim all liability and responsibility arising from any reliance placed on such materials by any visitor to our website, or by anyone who may be informed of any of its contents.

The Scheme scores companies against the Code of Considerate Practice using a Company Registration Monitors’ Checklist. We check that companies have Professional Liability, Employer and All Risk insurance at the time that a report is prepared on a company but we do not carry our any further investigations and we cannot guarantee that such insurance remains in place at any given time.

A company registered with the Scheme has been accepted following a visit from one of our approved Monitors who has undertaken an examination of the company’s procedures where they are relevant to the Scheme’s principals.

To be accepted by the Scheme as a registered company does not ensure, or approve, the companies’ ability to carry out the work that may be required in a satisfactory way.

The principal of the Scheme is to encourage the company concerned to improve its procedures as set out below. The rating given is based on the score measured against other comparable companies carrying out similar types of work. No reliance shall be given to assuming that the company concerned is suitable in any other way than can be inferred from the headings given.

If you are using the Scheme’s scores and reports to select companies to work for you, please be aware that the aim of the Scheme is to improve the image of construction; when we monitor a company and its sites we look at the following areas:

  • How considerate the company is in its working methods.
  • How the company cares for environmental issues.
  • The appearance of the working areas that the company is responsible for.
  • How the company is managing and dealing with neighbours of the site.
  • Whether the company respects those around the site and those working on the site.
  • How the company manages safety issues on and around the site (but NOT whether the site is conforming with Health and Safety legislation or regulations).
  • If the company is responsible in its dealings with its workforce.
  • Whether the company makes itself accountable for its actions.

The Scheme DOES NOT consider the following areas:

  • The quality and workmanship of the company.
  • Whether the company meets deadlines.
  • How much, or on what basis, the company charges.
  • What the company is building or working on.
  • Whether the company is complying with government legislation, relevant regulations or codes of practice (this is handled by the relevant government/regulatory authorities).

Should a company who has applied for membership fail to achieve the minimum standards required then it shall be refused membership under the Scheme, however, it must not be assumed that the company is unsuitable to carry out the work concerned in any other way than under the criteria given by the Scheme.

Should a company be accepted by the Scheme but subsequently fail to comply with the minimum standards of the Scheme, the company shall be removed from the listing. This must not be assumed that the company is unsuitable to carry out the work concerned in any other way than under the criteria given by the Scheme.

The map (www.constructionmap.uk) is an overlay of a Google maps; that CCS shall have no responsibility or liability for any general map information that is supplied to you by Google; and that the Google map information is subject to Google’s own Privacy & Terms.

Our website changes regularly

We aim to update our website regularly, and may change the content at any time. Some of our content may be provided by third parties from time to time. As such, any of the material on our website may be out of date at any given time, and we are under no obligation to update such material.

If the need arises, we may suspend access to our website, or close it indefinitely, without notice or explanation.

Our liability

The material displayed on our website is provided without any guarantees, conditions or warranties as to its accuracy. To the extent permitted by law, we, other members of our group of companies and third parties connected to us hereby expressly exclude:

  • all conditions, warranties and other terms which might otherwise be implied by statute, common law or the law of equity; and
  • any liability for any direct, indirect or consequential loss or damage incurred by any user in connection with our website or in connection with the use, inability to use, or results of the use of our website, any websites linked to it and any materials posted on it (including, without limitation, reports prepared in respect of companies and websites for the purposes of the Scheme), including, without limitation any liability for:
    • loss of income or revenue;
    • loss of business;
    • loss of profits or contracts;
    • loss of anticipated savings;
    • loss of data;
    • loss of goodwill;
    • wasted management or office time; and
    • for any other loss or damage of any kind, however arising and whether caused by tort (including negligence), breach of contract or otherwise, even if foreseeable, provided that this condition shall not prevent claims for loss of or damage to your tangible property or any other claims for direct financial loss that are not excluded by any of the categories set out above.

This does not affect our liability for death or personal injury arising from our negligence, nor our liability for fraudulent misrepresentation or misrepresentation as to a fundamental matter, nor any other liability which cannot be excluded or limited under applicable law.

Terms of business

The supply of services by us is subject to our terms of business found on our policies page and on the Best Practice Hub.

Information about you and your visits to our website

We process information about you in accordance with our privacy policy. By using our website, you consent to such processing and you warrant that all personal data (as explained in our privacy policy), provided by you is accurate.

Uploading information to our website

Whenever you make use of a feature that allows you to upload information to our website you are responsible for ensuring that all information is true, accurate, up to date, and is not misleading, likely to deceive, discriminatory, obscene, offensive, libellous, defamatory, illegal, unlawful, or in breach of any intellectual property rights or applicable law.

You warrant that any such contribution shall comply with those standards, and you indemnify us for any breach of that warranty.

We will not be responsible, or liable to any third party, for the content or accuracy of any materials posted by you or any other user of our website.

We have the right to remove any material or posting you make on our website, at any time and at our sole discretion, without reason or explanation to you.

Viruses, hacking and other offences

You must not misuse our website by knowingly introducing viruses, trojans, worms, logic bombs or other material which is malicious or technologically harmful. You must not attempt to gain unauthorised access to our website, the server on which our website is stored or any server, computer or database connected to our website.

You must not attack our website via a denial-of-service attack or a distributed denial-of service attack. You also must not seek to access, alter or delete any information for which you have not been authorised to access, or overload, spam or flood our website, take any action to crash, delay, damage or otherwise interfere with the operation of our website.

By breaching this provision, you may 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 of these terms, your right to use our website will cease immediately.

We will not be liable for any loss or damage caused by a distributed denial-of-service attack, viruses or other technologically harmful material that may infect your computer equipment, computer programs, data or other proprietary material due to your use of our website or to your downloading of any material posted on it, or on any website linked to it.

Links from our website

Where our website contains links to other websites and resources provided by third parties, these links are provided for your information only. We have no control over the contents of those websites or resources, and accept no responsibility for them or for any loss or damage that may arise from your use of them.

Intellectual property rights

We are the owner or the licensee of all intellectual property rights in our website, and in the material published on it (including, without limitation, the reports published on our website and our trademarks). Those works are protected by copyright laws and treaties around the world. All such rights are reserved.

You may print off one copy, and may download extracts, of any page(s) from our website for your personal reference and you may draw the attention of others within your organisation to material posted on our website.

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 material on our website must always be acknowledged.

You must not use any part of the materials on our website 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 website in breach of these terms of use, your right to use our website will cease immediately and you must, at our option, return or destroy any copies of the materials you have made.

Jurisdiction and applicable law

The courts of England and Wales will have exclusive jurisdiction over any claim arising from, or related to, a visit to our website although we retain the right to bring proceedings against you for breach of these terms in your country of residence or any other relevant country.

These terms and any dispute or claim arising out of or in connection with them or their subject matter or formation (including non-contractual disputes or claims) shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the law of England and Wales.

Your concerns

If you have any concerns about material which appears on our website, please contact enquiries@ccscheme.org.uk

Thank you for visiting our website.

Contact Us

Considerate Constructors Scheme
PO Box 75, Ware SG12 0YX

E enquiries@ccscheme.org.uk
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