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Resources on this website are free for reproduction in your Parish newsletter, magazine or website unless specifically stated otherwise. However, if you produce a newsletter or website which is not directly affiliated with the Diocese (a ‘local digest’ magazine for example, or news from another religion/denomination) and you would like to use these resources, please gain permission from our communication adviser.

All images on the internet and this website belong to someone, using images (or any other media) you didn’t produce yourself is a breach of copyright. Whether you use the image for non-profit or religious purposes makes no difference; you are still at risk if you do not have permission to use images on your website or in your Parish Magazine. The copyright owner has the right to impose fees and legal action for infringement. The simplest way to avoid legal difficulties is to search for ‘Creative Commons’ licensed images from a website like Flickr (select the “Only search within Creative Commons-licensed content” option before running your image search). You could also purchase images from a stock imagery website such as iStockPhoto, or even take the photos yourself – you automatically own copyright of your own photos.

Photographs / Resources on this site and other Diocesan sites will indicate the copyright owner which should be acknowledged on every use including print and digital.

General Terms and Conditions

Changes
Durham Diocese reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to change, modify, add or remove any portion of these terms in whole or in part, at any time. Changes to the terms will be effective when notice of such changes is posted.

Warranty
Durham Diocese has used utmost care to ensure and maintain the accuracy, completeness and currency of information published on this site. We, however, take no responsibility for any errors or omission, though if notified of any we will endeavour to rectify such.

Links
The website may contain links to other sites. Although utmost care is exercised in providing links to sites that share our high standards, Durham Diocese shall not be responsible for the content, security, availability and privacy practices used by such linked sites.
The linked pages are provided for the convenience of our website users only and do not constitute an approval of their services or practices. Links from other web sites to our home page do not require prior permission from us but deep linking into any other page of our site should not be effected without prior permission from us.

Limitation of liabilities
The operators of this website will not be liable to users or any third party for any damages whatsoever, whether direct, indirect, incidental or consequential relating to or arising out of a visitor’s use of this website.

Privacy Policy

We are committed to protecting the personal information of all web site visitors. We recognise our obligation to keep personal information secure and believe it is important for you to know how we treat information about you.

Use of collected information
Generally, visitors are informed of the use of their personal information at the time of collection. Normally, personal information provided or collected is used to respond to inquiries or to process requests.

Security of collected information
Durham Diocese maintains strict physical, electronic and administrative safeguards to protect user’s personal information from unauthorised or inappropriate access. Workers, affiliates and business partners who misuse a user’s personal information are subject to legal or disciplinary actions.

Accessibility

Durham Diocese is committed to providing a website that is accessible to the widest possible audience, regardless of technology or ability. We are actively working to increase the accessibility and usability of our website and in doing so adhere to many of the available standards and guidelines.

This website endeavours to conform to level Double-A of the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 1.0. These guidelines explain how to make web content more accessible for people with disabilities. Conformance with these guidelines will help make the web more user friendly for all people.

This site has been built using code compliant with W3C standards for XHTML and CSS. The site displays correctly in current browsers and using standards compliant XHTML/CSS code meaning any future browsers will also display it correctly.

Whilst Durham Diocese strive to adhere to the accepted guidelines and standards for accessibility and usability, it is not always possible to do so in all areas of the website.

We are continually seeking out solutions that will bring all areas of the site up to the same level of overall accessibility. In the meantime should you experience any difficulty in accessing the Durham Diocese website, please don’t hesitate to contact us.