Swale Means Business Terms and Conditions

This page explains the terms and conditions which you agree to when using the Swale Means Business website.

These terms and conditions are for use of the Swale Means Business website which can be accessed through the World Wide Web via www.swalemeansbusiness.co.uk, PDA, digital television, mobile phone and RSS feed. In these terms and conditions, when we refer to ‘Swale Means Business’ we are referring to the website operated by Swale Borough Council (SBC), Swale House, East Street, Sittingbourne, Kent ME10 3HT. By continuing to use this website you agree to the following terms of use.

This page was last updated on 25 November 2015.


We make every effort to ensure the information on this website is accurate and up-to-date. However, to the extent permitted in law, we do not accept any responsibility for any statement in the content of Swale Means Business. Swale Borough Council is not liable for any loss caused as a result of your doing, or not doing, anything as a result of viewing, reading or listening to this website.

Links to Other Sites

Certain links, including hypertext links, in our site will take you outside of our site. Links are provided for your convenience and inclusion of any link does not imply endorsement or approval by SBC of the linked site, its operator or its content. We are not responsible for the content of any website outside of our site. Please direct any comments or complaints to the site’s authors.


All rights in the design, text, graphics and other materials on our site and the selection or arrangement thereof is copyright of SBC or other third parties. Permission is granted to electronically copy and print, in hard copy, portions of our site solely for private or educational use (within the classroom), provided that no changes are made to the material and that SBC is acknowledged as the owner.

Virus Protection

Every effort has been made on the content of this website to protect the user from malicious content. You must however take your own precautions to ensure your computer is not exposed to viruses and malicious computer programmes. Swale Borough Council does not accept any responsibility for loss, disruption or damage to the system which you use to access this website.

Governing Law

These terms and conditions are governed by and construed in accordance with English laws and are subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English courts.

Revisions to the Terms and Conditions

Please check this webpage on your next visit to the website as we will continue to revise the terms and conditions. Continued use of the website is your acknowledgement that you agree to these terms and conditions howsoever they change.

Swale Means Business Privacy Policy

Through the Swale Means Business website we collect data about our users to:

  • Respond to any question or feedback which you submit to us through the website or by email.
  • Help us monitor and improve the website and services we offer.

All information provided will be held and processed in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998 and will be used only for those purposes detailed above. The Data Controller is Swale Borough Council.

As the data collector, we may collect any personal information from visitors to this site. We will not provide any of your personal information obtained via the web to other companies or individuals unless required by law.

Whenever you provide sensitive information we will ensure all reasonable steps to protect it. We will also take security measures to protect your personal information when it is stored. Email addresses received as part of an enquiry are only used in relation to the enquiry.

Third Party Sites

Our website may provide links to third party sites. We do not take responsibility for the content of these pages as we do not control these websites. To make sure your privacy is protected, we encourage you to review their privacy policies


Cookies and logging of IP addresses are used to enable Swale Borough Council to monitor site traffic and repeat visitor statistics. These statistics will not include information that can be used to identify any individual. Such information is anonymous and held on a temporary basis. To read more about Cookies and IP addresses, please view the Cookies section of this webpage.

The use of your data

By submitting your data, you consent to the use of that information as set out above.  Where personal data is requested through forms, such data is only used for the purpose stated on the form and will not be given or sold to any third parties.  This privacy policy only covers the Swale Borough Council web site of Swale Means Business. Websites linked to from this site are not covered by the policy.  Swale Borough Council will at all times comply with the requirements of the Data Protection Act 1998.


The website that you are currently viewing (www.swalemeansbusiness.co.uk) is a microsite that is owned and managed by Swale Borough Council.


Our website uses ‘cookies’, which are small data files which collect information about how you use the website. They are stored on your device and may be accessed by a website’s server. Cookies however cannot be used to identify any user personally.

How We Use Cookies

The following is a list of cookies used by our website and what they are used for:

Name Description Expires
_utma A cookie used by Google Analytics to determine the number of unique visitors to the website. 2 years.
_utmb A cookie used by Google Analytics to calculate the average length of time that you spend on the website. 30 minutes.
_utmc A cookies used by Google Analytics to calculate and record when you close the browser. When the browser is closed.
_utmz A cookie used by Google Analytics to find out how you reached the website. 6 months.
ga_nextpage_params Stores information which will be sent to Google Analytics on the next page you request. When the browser is closed.

Youtube Videos

Our website uses YouTube to embed videos on some pages. YouTube provides its own cookies when a video is viewed such as:

Name Description Expires
_use_hitbox Provides a randomly generated number for your browser to help identify you. When the browser is closed.
VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE Youtube uses this to count the number of ‘views’ of a video. 9 months.

Blocking Cookies

The majority of browsers (Firefox, Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Opera, Safari etc.) allow you to block cookies from being installed on your device.

Please note that any restriction or deletion of cookies could impact on the functionality of this website.

Further information on the blocking cookies for each browser can be accessed at:

If you use a mobile phone, you may need to check the relevant section of the manual to block cookies.

Deleting Cookies

Most browsers will allow you to delete cookies installed on your device. Dependent on your browser, further information can be accessed at:

Mobile phone users will also need to consult their manual for details on how to delete cookies.

Contact Details and Useful Information

The Swale Means Business website is owned and operated by Swale Borough Council. If you have any questions about our use of cookies and how we store your data then contact the Economic Development Team on edu@swale.gov.uk, call 01795 417398 or write to Swale Borough Council, Swale House, East Street, Sittingbourne, Kent ME10 3HT.

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