These terms and conditions apply to this website and any other sites associated with Race Equality North Somerset (RENS).


1. Management and ownership

1.1. This site is owned by Race Equality North Somerset (RENS), which is the authorised working name of North Somerset Black and Minority Ethnic Network, (referred to as ‘we’ or ‘our’), Registered Charity Number: 1162483

1.2. Contact details:

Race Equality North Somerset (RENS)
12 Orchard Place, Weston-super-Mare, BS23 1QP
E-mail: office @ rens.org.uk
Website: www.rens.org.uk


2. Terms of use

2.1. This website is maintained for your personal use. As a user of our website you are accepting these terms and conditions, which apply from the date you first use this website.

2.2. You agree to use this site only for lawful purposes and in a manner that does not infringe the rights of, or restrict or inhibit the use and enjoyment of this site by anyone else. Restriction or inhibition includes (without limitation):

  • conduct which is, or is connected with, unlawful, illegal, fraudulent or harmful activity
  • conduct which may harass or cause distress or inconvenience to anyone
  • the posting or transmission of defamatory, obscene, discriminatory, inciteful or offensive content
  • the disruption of the expected normal use of this site
  • any material that constitutes or encourages conduct that would be considered an offence likely to give rise to civil or criminal liability or otherwise violates any law

2.3. We reserve the right to restrict access to areas of our website, or indeed our whole website, at our discretion; you must not circumvent or bypass, or attempt to circumvent or bypass, any access restriction measures on our website.

2.3. We will fully co-operate with any law enforcement authorities or court order lawfully requesting or directing us to disclose the identity of anyone posting any such information or materials on this website.


3. Accounts

3.1 To be eligible for an individual account on our website, you must be resident in the United Kingdom and over the age of 18.

3.2 You may register for an account by completing and submitting the account registration form on our website, and clicking on the verification link in the email that the website will send to you.

3.3. You must ensure that the information you supply to us through our website, or in relation to our website, is true, accurate, current, complete and non-misleading.

3.4. You must not use any other person’s account to access the website, unless you have that

person’s express permission to do so and you must notify us in writing immediately if you become aware of any unauthorised use of your account.

3.5. User IDs and passwords: If you register for an account with our website, we will provide you with (or you may choose) a user ID and password. You must keep your password confidential and notify us in writing immediately if you become aware of any disclosure of your password. (You are responsible for any activity on our website arising out of any failure to keep your password confidential, and may be held liable for any losses arising out of such a failure.)

3.6. In order to publish and make use of all content on our website, you consent and grant to us permission to freely use, reproduce, store, adapt, publish, translate and distribute your content in any media or platform related to this website or otherwise owned by North Somerset BME Network.

3.7. You may cancel your account on our website by contacting us to inform us or by using your account control panel on the website.

3.8. We reserve the right to be able to update or delete your account details and/or suspend or cancel your account at any time in our sole discretion and if we reasonably suspect that you have breached these terms and conditions in any way. However, we will notify you of any such occurrence.


4. Copyright

4.1. All material on this site is copyright of North Somerset BME Network or third parties and is reserved.

4.2. Individuals and non-profit voluntary organisations are free to use the content of this website for personal or non-profit use, on condition that copyright and source indications are also copied and formally acknowledged. However, commercial use or publication of any content is strictly prohibited without prior written consent of North Somerset BME Network.


5. Disclaimer

5.1. Our site and material relating to third party information, products and services is provided without any representation or endorsement made and without warranty of any kind. This includes the implied warranties of satisfactory quality, fitness for a particular purpose, non-infringement, compatibility, security, completeness and accuracy.

5.2. We do not guarantee that the functions contained in the material available on this site will be uninterrupted or error free, that defects will be corrected, or that this site or the server that makes it available are free of viruses or represent the full functionality, accuracy or reliability of the materials.

5.3. We will not be liable for any expense, loss or damage in connection with the use of our site or reliance on its content including (without limitation):

  • indirect or consequential loss or damage
  • use or loss of use of data
  • loss of profits

5.4. No data transmission over the internet can be guaranteed as totally secure. While we strive to protect such information, we do not warrant and cannot ensure the security of any information which you transmit to us. Accordingly, any information which you transmit to us is transmitted at your own risk.

5.5. Our site is not a substitute for independent professional advice and users should obtain any appropriate professional advice relevant to their particular circumstances. The material on our site may include the views or recommendations of third parties, which do not necessarily reflect the views of North Somerset BME Network or indicate its commitment to a particular course of action.

5.6. We assume no responsibility or liability arising in respect of any third party material, media or advice.


6. Links

6.1. Websites: We are not responsible for the content of any linked site. Links on our website will lead to other websites which are not under our control. We cannot guarantee these links will work all of the time and have no control over the availability of the linked pages. Listing and linking should not be taken as an endorsement of any kind and we accept no liability in respect of the content.

6.2. Advertisements: The inclusion of any company’s advertising in any of our publications, on our website or in our buildings should not be seen as an endorsement of that company’s products and/or services, nor is it a select list of businesses that we use. We reserve the right to withdraw or refuse to publish an advertisement entirely at our own discretion.


7. Virus protection

7.1. Whilst we take reasonable care to ensure that the site and its content are virus free, we cannot make any guarantees. Therefore you must take your own precautions to ensure that the process which you employ for accessing our site does not expose you to the risk of viruses, malicious computer code or other forms of interference which may damage your own computer system. It is always wise for you to run an anti-virus program on all material downloaded from the internet.

7.2. We cannot accept any responsibility for any loss, disruption or damage to your data or your computer system which may occur whilst using material derived from our site.


8. Variation

8.1. We may at any time revise these terms and conditions without notice and you should check them regularly. Continued use of our site after a change has been made is your acceptance of the change.


9. General

9.1. We accept no liability for any failure to comply with these terms and conditions where such failure is due to circumstances beyond our reasonable control.

9.2. If we waive any rights available to us under these terms and conditions on one occasion this does not mean that those rights will automatically be waived on any other occasion.

9.3. If any of these terms and conditions are held to be invalid, unenforceable or illegal for any reason the remaining terms and conditions shall nevertheless continue in full force.


10. Governing law

10.1. These terms and conditions shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of England and Wales. Any dispute arising under these terms and conditions shall be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of England and Wales.


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