Policy Statements

Accessibility

Border City Wheelers is committed to providing its online services to all sections of the public, in line with the current Disability Discrimination Act.  Because we are aiming to make as many as possible of the documents published by the Border City Wheelers  available through this site, we cannot check in detail whether all site contents are fully accessible.  Also, we can only be certain that the core site design meets all access needs when we have had feedback from a wide range of users.  We would therefore be especially interested to hear from site users who have special access needs about their experience of using the site.

Copyright

All rights in the design, text graphics and other material on this site and the selection or arrangement thereof is copyright of Border City Wheelers or other third parties.  Permission is granted to electronically copy and print, in hard copy, portions of our site solely for non-commercial use, provided that no changes are made to the material and that Border City Wheelers  is acknowledged as the owner if this is the case.   Material provided by any third party, including material obtained through links to other sites from Border City Wheelers  pages, is likely to be the copyright material of the author.  Permission to copy or otherwise use such material must be obtained from the author.   Any other use of the materials on our site (including reproduction for purposes other than noted above and alteration, modification, distribution and republication) without our permission is strictly prohibited.  Should you require such permission please contact the Administrator.

Disclaimers

While every effort is made by Border City Wheelers to ensure the accuracy and reliability of the information you will find on this website, mistakes often happen. Therefore, the information on this site should not be relied upon as a substitute for formal advice received from Border City Wheelers .  You should not assume that information found on this website is error free or that it will be suitable for the particular purpose which you have in mind when using it. Border City Wheelers  assumes no responsibility for errors or omissions in this publication or other documents, which are referenced by or linked to this publication.

Border City Wheelers aims to ensure that information on this website is accurate and fair, and will try to respond promptly to any corrections which are notified to it. Border City Wheelers accepts no liability for the content of external sites linked to from this site. However we will try to respond promptly if informed that a linked-to site is untrustworthy or contains offensive material.  Certain links, including hypertext links, in our site will take you outside our site. Links are provided for your convenience and inclusion of any link does not imply endorsement or approval by Border City Wheelers of the linked site, its operator or its content. We are not responsible for the content of any website outside of our site.  Border City Wheelers  can not be held responsible for any loss arising from the use of, or reliance on the information you find within this site.

In no event shall Border City Wheelers be liable for any special, incidental, indirect or consequential damages of any kind, or any damages whatsoever, including, without limitation, those resulting from loss of use, data or profits, whether or not advised of the possibility of damage, and on any theory of liability, arising out of or in connection with the use or performance of this publication or other documents which are referenced by or linked to this publication.

Changes are constantly being made to improve this website, and information added. These changes will be incorporated in new editions of the website and Border City Wheelers may make improvements and/or changes in the services or facilities described in this publication at any time.  Any information, feedback, questions of suggestions you send Border City Wheelers  with regard to this website or other publications will not be regarded as confidential, and Border City Wheelers  is free to use and disclose your responses to others without contacting you.  By sending your information to Border City Wheelers you are agreeing that is can be free to use any of the ideas contained in your response for any purpose.

Forums & Blogs

Border City Wheelers operates a Twitter account and does not use any other forums, blogs or unsolicited forms of communication in relation to its activities and events.  Information relating to BCW activities in line with its constitution will only be made available via the website, Twitter account or direct electronic mailings to the membership from the General Secretary.  BCW does not accept responsibility for, nor sanction, any other means of communication relating to cycling in the region.

Privacy Policy

Your privacy is of importance to Border City Wheelers.  Any personal information given i.e., your name, address or email address will be treated in accordance with the provisions of the Data Protection Act 1998.  Any information or feedback you may make within Border City Wheelers website will not be regarded as confidential and we will be free to reproduce, use, disclose or distribute the response to others without limitation.  You are therefore agreeing that Border City Wheelers will be free to use any ideas or information in your response for any purpose.

Any information you impart through this website is at your own risk, and could be detected by third parties.  This privacy policy covers this website only, and links within this site to other websites are not covered by this policy.  Border City Wheelers cannot be held responsible for any acts of impersonation and will assume all information submitted is genuine unless these is reason to doubt its authenticity as no authentication of visitors is provided on this site.  Should you suspect that a false entry has been made using your identity please advise the Border City Wheelers and appropriate corrective action will be considered.  It is possible that information submitted to this site will be transmitted via servers and networks that are outside the UK, and as such in submitting information to this site the act of clicking the submit or send button is taken as explicit consent to use of the information as described in this statement.

The processing of information collected via this site is not registered under the Data Protection Act, however the principles of fair processing will be applied and should you have any concerns regarding collection, processing, storage and disclosure of information submitted via this Website, please contact Border City Wheelers.

Safety Notice

Cyclists should remember they are representatives of the sport and the club, especially when out wearing Border City Wheelers clothing.  Sections 59-82 of ‘The Highway Code’ gives sound practical advice to even the most experienced cyclists and Section 66 is particularly relevant to those out on group rides.  It states: ‘Never ride more than two abreast, and ride in single file on narrow or busy roads and when riding round bends.’  Please check out the Highway Code for full details and the information on the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) website.  Safe cycling.