Terms and conditions for www.topofthetown.org

Welcome to the Top of the Town website terms and conditions for use.

These terms and conditions apply to the use of this website and in particular, the business directory pages. By accessing this website and/or adding a business listing, you agree to be bound by the terms and conditions set out below. If you do not agree to be bound by these terms and conditions, you may not use or access this website

The aim of the business directory:

The Top of the Town business directory aims to help local people and visitors to Basingstoke discover the wealth of shops and service providers located in the area. It also supports local businesses and organisations giving them an additional channel to promote themselves.

Who provides the business directory and what it costs

Basingstoke’s Top of the Town business directory is provided free of charge by Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council as part of the Town Centre programme.

Changes to these terms

We may revise these terms of use at any time by amending this page.

Changes to our site

We may update our site from time to time, and may change the content at any time. However, please note that any of the content on our site may be out of date at any given time, and we are under no obligation to update it.

Business Directory Listings:

Businesses and other organisations that are located in Basingstoke’s Top of Town area can be included in the directory by completing an online form and requesting an account. Such requests are approved or declined by Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council’s Town Centre Programme office. The decision to be included is made by the council’s Town Centre Programme office and its decision is final. Please note that listings from businesses and other organisations outside the area will not be accepted. Each business or organisation may only have one listing and multiple listings will not be approved.

Business Directory-Account security:

When the online form is completed and an account is requested, a password must be supplied. Top of the Town businesses and other organisations are entirely responsible for maintaining their account details and ensuring that their password is secure. They are fully responsible for all activities that occur under their account. Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council must be notified if abuse of a listing or account is suspected. The council is under no circumstances liable in any way for use of the account.

Indemnities:

Top of the Town businesses and other organisations who submit information to the directory agree to only provide material that is legal, truthful and non-defamatory. They must also have appropriate permission to use the material provided for this purpose.

Top of the Town businesses and other organisations indemnify Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council against all damages, losses and expenses arising as a result of any action or claim that may arise if the materials provided infringe the intellectual property rights of a third party. They must ensure that the content or material added with their listing does not infringe any applicable laws, regulations or third party rights. This includes inappropriate content and material which is obscene, indecent, pornographic, seditious, offensive, defamatory, threatening, menacing, blasphemous or liable to incite racial hatred.

Top of the Town businesses and other organisations shall indemnify Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council against all damages, losses and expenses arising as a result of any action or claim that listing content constitutes inappropriate content.

Limitation of our liability

The Council will not be liable to any user for any loss or damage, whether in contract, tort (including negligence), breach of statutory duty, or otherwise, even if foreseeable, arising under or in connection with the use of, or inability to use, our site, or, use of or reliance on any content displayed on our site. If you are a business account holder we will not be liable for any loss of profits, sales, business, or revenue; loss of business opportunity, goodwill or reputation; or any indirect or consequential loss or damage.

Copyright:

The content of the business directory and the Top of the Town website belongs to Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council. However, any content, copy or photographs that are provided for the site remain the property of the respective copyright holder. Top of the Town businesses and other organisations agree to grant an irrevocable and free right for the council to use the material.

Continuation of service:

Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council reserves the right to delete any entry in the business directory. The council also reserves the right to discontinue the service at any time.