Terms of website use
This page (together with the documents referred to on it) sets out the terms on which you may make use of our websites www.ccscheme.org.uk, www.ivorgoodsite.org.uk, www.ccsbestpractice.org.uk, www.buildingsocialvalue.org.uk and www.constructionmap.info (“our websites“). We recommend that you print a copy of this for future reference.
“you” or “your” means the person, firm, company or organisation browsing or using our websites, whether as a guest or a registered user.
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 Some of the provisions contained in these terms may also be superseded by provisions or notices published elsewhere on our websites. You will be deemed to accept these terms as amended the next time you use our websites following the amendment.
Information about us
Our websites are operated by Considerate Constructors Scheme Limited (“we“, “us“, “our“). We operate a Code of Considerate Practice, to which participating sites, companies and suppliers 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 websites
You may only use our websites for lawful purposes. You may not use our websites:
- in any way that breaches any applicable local, national or international law or regulation.
- in any way that is unlawful or fraudulent, or has any unlawful or fraudulent purpose or effect.
- to send, knowingly receive, upload, download, use or re-use any material which does not comply with our content standards
- to transmit, or procure the sending of, any unsolicited or unauthorised advertising or promotional material or any other form of similar solicitation (spam).
you also agree:
- not to reproduce, duplicate, copy or re-sell any part of our websites in contravention of the provisions of these Terms;
- not to access without authority, interfere with, damage or disrupt:
- any part of our websites;
- any equipment or network on which our websites are stored;
- any software used in the provision of our websites; or
- any equipment or network or software owned or used by any third party.
We will not be liable if for any reason our websites are unavailable at any time or for any period. From time to time, we may restrict access to some parts of our websites, or our entire websites, to users who have registered with us. It will not generally be necessary to register with us in order to access the Best Practice Hub or the Construction Map but we reserve the right to change our policy on this at any time.
Access to our websites is permitted on a temporary basis, and we reserve the right to withdraw or amend the service we provide on our websites without notice or explanation.
You are responsible for making all arrangements necessary for you to have access to our websites. You are also responsible for ensuring that all persons who access our websites through your internet connection are aware of these terms, and that they comply with them.
Our construction map search function which is available at www.constructionmap.info is based on general map information provided by Google Maps, over which we have overlaid our own information. We have no control over, and shall have no responsibility or liability for, any general map information available through www.constructionmap.info which has been supplied to us by Google (or any of its subsidiaries or partners). Any information so supplied to us by Google (or any of its subsidiaries or partners) shall be subject to, and your use of such information shall also be subject to, Google’s own terms and conditions of use which are available at https://www.google.com/intl/en_US/help/terms_maps.html.
Reliance on information posted
Commentary and other materials posted on our websites by us, or by third parties, are not intended to amount to advice on which reliance should be placed and you should take legal advice in specific situations. We therefore disclaim all liability and responsibility arising from any reliance placed on such materials by any visitor to our websites, or by anyone who may be informed of any of their contents. Material on our websites may not be a complete statement of the law and may be out of date at any given time or may contain inaccuracies and typographical errors, and we are under no obligation to update such material.
Using the construction map
The Scheme scores sites, companies and suppliers against the Code of Considerate Practice using a Monitors’ Checklist.
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.
Any ratings given are based on the scores measured against other comparable sites, companies and suppliers 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 ratings 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 sites, company or supplier, we look at their performance against the Scheme’s Code of Considerate Practice
The Scheme does not consider the following areas:
- The quality and workmanship of the individual project or company.
- Whether the company meets budgets or 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 Scheme. 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.info) is an overlay of a Google map and the Scheme 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 websites change regularly
We aim to update our websites 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 websites, or close them indefinitely, without notice or explanation.
The material displayed on our websites 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 websites or in connection with the use, inability to use, or results of the use of our websites, any websites linked to them and any materials posted on them (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 .
Information about you and your visits to our websites
We may from time to time provide interactive services on our websites, including, without limitation chat rooms and bulletin boards.
Where we do provide any interactive service, we will provide information to you about the kind of service offered, if it is moderated and what form of moderation is used (including whether it is human or technical).
We will do our best to assess any possible risks for users from third parties when they use any interactive service provided on our websites, and we will decide in each case whether it is appropriate to use moderation of the relevant service (including what kind of moderation to use) in the light of those risks. However, we are under no obligation to oversee, monitor or moderate any interactive service we provide on our websites, and we expressly exclude our liability for any loss or damage arising from the use of any interactive service by a user in contravention of our content standards, whether the service is moderated or not.
Where we do moderate an interactive service, we will normally provide you with a means of contacting the moderator, should a concern or difficulty arise.
Uploading information to our websites and content standards
Any content you upload to our websites will be considered non-confidential and non-proprietary. You retain all of your ownership rights in your content, but you grant to us and other users of our websites a perpetual, worldwide, non-exclusive, royalty-free, transferable licence to use, store, copy, reproduce, distribute, prepare derivative works of, display, and perform that content in all media and make it available to third parties.
Whenever you make use of a feature that allows you to upload information to our websites or to make contact with other users of our websites you are responsible for ensuring that all information is true, accurate, genuinely held (where opinions are stated),up to date, and is not misleading, likely to deceive, discriminatory, obscene, offensive, libellous, defamatory, illegal, unlawful, inflammatory, threatening, likely to harass, upset or annoy any person, likely to misrepresent your identity, likely to promote violence, likely to give the impression they emanate from us or infringe or be in breach of any intellectual property rights or applicable law.
You warrant that any such contribution to our websites and any interactive services associated with them shall comply with those standards, and you indemnify us for any breach of that warranty. This means you will be responsible for any loss or damage We suffer as a result of your breach of 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 websites. We shall also have the right to disclose your identity to any third party who is claiming that any content posted or uploaded by you to our websites constitute a violation of their intellectual property rights, or of their right to privacy.
We have the right to remove any material or posting you make on our websites, at any time and at our sole discretion, without reason or explanation to you.
The views expressed by other users on our websites do not represent our views or values.
Viruses, hacking and other offences
You must not misuse our websites by 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 websites, the server on which our websites are stored or any server, computer or database connected to our websites.
You must not attack our websites 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 websites, take any action to crash, delay, damage or otherwise interfere with the operation of our websites.
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 websites will cease immediately.
We do not guarantee that our Websites will be secure or free from bugs or viruses.
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 websites or to your downloading of any material posted on it, or on any websites linked to it. You should use your own anti virus software.
Links from our websites
Where our websites contain 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 their privacy practices or for any loss or damage that may arise from your use of them. Links do not imply that We endorse, are affiliated or associated with any linked site.
Linking to our websites
You may link to our home pages, provided you do so in a way that is fair and legal and does not damage our reputation or take advantage of it.
You must not establish a link in such a way as to suggest any form of association, approval or endorsement on our part where none exists.
You must not establish a link to our websites in any website that is not owned by you.
Our websites must not be framed on any other site, nor may you create a link to any part of our websites other than the home page.
We reserve the right to withdraw linking permission without notice.
The website in which you are linking must comply in all respects with the content standards set out in these terms.
We have no obligation to inform you if the address of any of our websites change, or if the content of a page changes, or if a page is removed, and it is your responsibility to ensure that any link you provide is at all times accurate.
If you wish to make any use of content on our site other than that set out above, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Intellectual property rights
We are the owner or the licensee of all intellectual property rights in our websites, and in the material published on them (including, without limitation, the reports published on our websites 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 websites for your personal reference and you may draw the attention of others within your organisation to material posted on our websites.
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 websites must always be acknowledged.
You must not use any part of the materials on our websites for commercial purposes without obtaining a licence to do so from us or our licensors.
Suspension and termination
We will determine, in our discretion, whether there has been a breach of these Terms of Website Use through your use of our websites. When a breach of these Terms of Website Use has occurred, we may take such action as we deem appropriate.
Failure to comply with these Terms of Website Use may result in our taking all or any of the following actions:
- immediate, temporary or permanent withdrawal of your right to use our websites.
- immediate, temporary or permanent removal of any posting or material uploaded by you to our websites.
- issue of a warning to you.
- legal proceedings against you for reimbursement of all costs on an indemnity basis (including, but not limited to, reasonable administrative and legal costs) resulting from the breach.
- further legal action against you.
- disclosure of such information to law enforcement authorities as we reasonably feel is necessary.
We exclude liability for actions taken in response to breaches of these Terms of Website Use. The responses described in this policy are not limited, and we may take any other action we reasonably deem appropriate.
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 websites 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.
Thank you for visiting our websites.