Terms and Conditions

We take every effort to make sure the information published on our website is accurate. However, we cannot accept any liability for the accuracy or content, and if you rely on this information, you do so at your own risk.

We reserve the right to change these terms and conditions, and will post any changes on this page. If you continue to use the site after changes have been posted, this will constitute your acceptance of the modified terms and conditions.

In using this website, you agree to use it for lawful purposes only, and in a manner that doesn’t infringe the rights, or restrict or inhibit the use and enjoyment of the site by any third party.

Any comments, questions, data, suggestions, material or the like, that you post or transmit to any public area of this site, is and will be treated as non-confidential and non-proprietary.

Copyright and what you can do with our content

Comments & Discussions

By submitting a comment to any part of our site, including discussions, you agree to abide by the following rules:

Please try to keep your comments short. We may have to edit comments that are too long.

We want to encourage open debate but the decision to publish comments remains at our discretion. We won’t publish or may edit comments that break these rules. We reserve the right to edit any comments.

Don’t use swear words or profanity, and please don’t make defamatory or abusive comments. Any malicious, offensive or insulting comments will be removed, or may not be posted.

All comments are moderated and will be checked before being added to the site.

You should remember that you are legally responsible for what you write. By submitting a comment you undertake to indemnify the Commission for Rural Communities against any liability arising from breach of confidentiality or copyright, or any obscene, defamatory, seditious, blasphemous or other actionable statement you may make. Do not represent yourself as another person.

By posting your comment or comments on our site, you acknowledge and agree that we may reuse or quote your comment in other media.

Please don’t use the commenting facility to advertise your business, or promote anything, unless it’s an event, publication or report that has direct relevance to the subject of discussion. We welcome your information about locating and sharing information, but keep this relevant to the discussion.

Comments used for party political purposes will be removed.

We may include links to other websites, where they are relevant to the page of the site and we believe they may be useful, but we are not responsible for the content or practices of other websites.

If, in our judgement, you do not follow these terms and conditions, we reserve the right not to publish, to edit or to remove your comments. We also reserve the right to remove the profile of any registered user who breaks these rules.


Links to us

We encourage hyperlinks to this website, and you don’t need to ask our permission to link directly to pages hosted within the site. However, we don’t permit our pages to be loaded into frames on your site – our pages must load into the user’s entire browser window.

We also don’t permit the use of our logos as promotional or hypertext objects. Terms and conditions for use of our logos are available to organisations wishing to use our logo on their own websites

Links to third party websites

We are not responsible for the content or reliability of any links to external websites, and do not necessarily endorse the views expressed within them. Listings should not be taken as endorsement of any kind. We cannot guarantee these links will work all of the time and we have no control over the availability of the linked pages.

Virus protection

We make every effort to check and test material for viruses at all stages of production. However, it is always wise for you to run an anti-virus program on all material you download from the internet. We cannot accept any responsibility for any loss, disruption or damage to your data or your computer system which may occur whilst using material from our website.


This website and the information, names, images, pictures, logos and any other material relating to the CRC (or any third party information, products and services) are provided ‘as is’ without any representation or endorsement made and without warranty of any kind whether express or implied, including but not limited to the implied warranties of satisfactory quality, fitness for a particular purpose, non-infringement, compatability, security and accuracy.

We do not warrant that the functions contained in the material contained in this site will be uninterupted or error free, that defects will be corrected, or that this site or the server that makes it available are free from viruses or bugs or represent the full functionality, accuracy and reliability of the materials.

In no event will we be liable for any loss or damage including, without limitation, indirect or consequential loss or damage, or any loss or damages whatsoever arising from use or in connection with use of or loss of use of this site, or data or profits arising out of or in connection with the use of this website.

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.

Using our website constitutes acceptance of these terms and conditions, taking effect from your first use of this site.