Terms and conditions

These Terms and Conditions (Ts & Cs) cover www.sheffieldismyplanet.co.uk (Sheffield Is My Planet) and Development Education Centre (South Yorkshire). Your use of the site indicates your agreement to abide by these Ts & Cs and the Privacy Policy.

These Ts & Cs may be updated or changed from time to time. We will not notify you of these changes or updates, so please check the Ts & Cs occasionally to see whether any modifications have been made. 

These Ts & Cs were last updated June 2012

Privacy Statement

Our General Policy

Sheffield Is My Planet is coordinated by Development Education Centre (South Yorkshire), and as such respects your privacy. Any information you give us or non personal details which are gathered automatically help us to provide you with the best possible services whether you're a Sheffield resident or a website visitor.

If you give us information on our website or (for example) in an e mail, the information you provide will become available to the public through our website. Where we ask for Personal Information, we may do so on a secure website and that information should be private between us. However we may share it with third parties (please see our T's and C's regarding the limitations of this )

Where we hold your Personal Information we will:

we will correct it if we know it is inaccurate, or if you ask us to do this

stop holding personal information if you ask us to

stop sending you marketing information if you ask us to 

Your Personal Information

When you use this site to make a “promise”, you will be asked to submit personal information about yourself (e.g. name, postcode and email address) in order to receive or use services on our website. Such services may include details of offers, newsletters, publications, information and advice.

By entering your details in the fields requested and submitting your information on the website, you are consenting to the processing of your information by the Development Education Centre (South Yorkshire) and its agents in accordance with this Data Policy. You may also provide personal information to us when you contact us by email, telephone or letter. Whenever you provide such personal information, we will treat that information in accordance with this policy. Our services are designed to give you the information and advice that you have requested. Development Education Centre (South Yorkshire) will, at all times, act in accordance with current legislation and aim to meet current Internet best practice.

Sharing of your Personal Information

Development Education Centre (South Yorkshire) via Sheffield Is My Planet may share your personal information with third parties in the following ways:

We will release your Personal Information when we are required to do so for legal or regulatory purposes or as part of legal proceedings

Development Education Centre (South Yorkshire) via Sheffield Is My Planet may occasionally present a promotion that is sponsored by a third-party company. To qualify for entry, we may ask you to provide Personal Information. If we plan to share that information with the sponsor(s) we will make this clear at the point of collection of your information

Children's Privacy

We do not collect or record any user's age. If you have received inappropriate mailings, please email us at info@sheffieldismyplanet.co.uk   and we will suppress the email address from our outgoing communications as soon as possible

Children's Information

We don't differentiate between any of the information we gather from the website, nor have pages specifically aimed at children and young people.


We only use 'cookies' to make sure transactions on our web site run smoothly. The cookies hold only a sequential session identification number (that is they don't hold Personal Information) and are deleted at the end of the transaction.


We may do optional online surveys to assess our services, collect demographic information or any other information we may find useful including any Personal Information subject to your approval. We may share non-personal, aggregated information from these surveys with third parties.

Competitions and Promotions

From time to time we may operate competitions and promotions. Participation in these is optional and any information you give with your competition entry may be passed to third parties. Please check the rules of each competition when they are issued.

Use of information

If requested we may submit your information or any information you give us to law enforcement or government authorities where this complies with Data Protection law.

Policy changes

By using our site you agree to acknowledge this privacy policy and note that our policy may change from time to time. Any changes to this policy will appear on this web page.

Data storage

We will keep your information for the shortest possible time and will only share it in the circumstances described in these terms and conditions.  For further information contact info@sheffieldismyplanet.co.uk .

Putting Things Right

If you feel we have not acted within the terms of this policy please tell us.


We make every effort to keep the information in this website up to date and accurate, but we and any of our officers, employees, servants, agents or advisors cannot accept any responsibility or liability in relation to the adequacy, accuracy or completeness of the website and no representation, warranties, or undertakings, express or implied are made. Information provided through the website is provided free of charge and for general information purposes only. Any reliance you place on information on the website is strictly at your own risk.

This site is provided 'as is'. We do not guarantee that the functions or content of this site will be error free, fit for purpose, of satisfactory quality or available. We also do not guarantee that defects will be corrected or that this site or the server that hosts it are free of viruses.

To the fullest extent permitted at law, Development Education Centre (South Yorkshire) shall not be liable to you for any damages resulting from errors, inaccuracies, unauthorised access to and use of our web site or secure servers or personal information stored within, interruption of transmission, bugs or viruses.

Mention of third party products, services, companies and websites on this website is for information purposes only and constitutes neither an endorsement nor a recommendation. 

Sheffield Is My Planet reserves the right at its discretion to refuse an application by a company to be listed in the Green Business Directory. Reasons for refusal may include  (but are not limited to) a poor or questionable record in relation to any of the following:  the environment, governance, equality and human rights (for example involvement in the arms trade or irresponsible baby milk advertising).   Inclusion in the directory constitutes neither an endorsement nor a recommendation by Sheffield is My Planet.

If you find any errors on the site, or anything on the site which worries or upsets you, please let us know by emailing info@sheffieldismyplanet.co.uk .

Malicious Software

Development Education Centre (South Yorkshire) makes every effort to exclude malicious software from this site and cannot accept responsibility for any losses, costs, damages and claims from third parties which may occur from any use of information on this site. You are strongly recommended to regularly check your computer for malicious software with appropriate and up to date anti virus software products.

External Links

Development Education Centre (South Yorkshire) is not responsible for any aspect of any website it does not control, nor does it accept any responsibility for sites linked from this one. Creating a link does not imply that we endorse the views expressed on that linked website. We strongly recommend that you run an anti-virus program on all material downloaded from this site and the third-party sites we link to.

We encourage users to link to us - no need to ask. However, we do not permit our pages to be used within frames on your site.

Social media properties

Although we may from time to time monitor or review discussion postings on our social media properties, we are under no obligation to do so and assume no responsibility or liability arising from the content of any such locations nor for any error, omission, infringement, defamation, obscenity, or inaccuracy contained in any information within such locations on the Sheffield Is My Planet website.

Email info@sheffieldismyplanet.co.uk  if you require more information.

Intellectual property rights & Copyright

All intellectual property rights associated with this web site are owned by Sheffield City Council except for third-party content which is embedded in the site, or where otherwise specified

The Sheffield Is My Planet logo may not be used without our prior written permission, except for non-commercial use.

Web access

In order to access some features of this site, you may have to sign up for an account. Keep your password secure because you are responsible for the activity that occurs on your account. Please notify us immediately of any breach of security or unauthorised use of your account by sending up an email to info@sheffieldismyplanet.co.uk . We reserve the right to terminate an individual’s account.

Governing law

These Ts & Cs shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of England and Wales. Any disputes arising under these Ts & Cs shall be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of England and Wales.  

Limitation of Liability

The views expressed on the website are not (or not necessarily) the views of Development Education Centre (South Yorkshire).  

As a condition of your use of the Sheffield Is My Planet web site or any services on it you agree that you will not use www.sheffieldismyplanet.co.uk for any purpose that is unlawful or prohibited by these T's & C's or any other terms, conditions or notices appearing anywhere on www.sheffieldismyplanet.co.uk.

You agree to abide by all applicable laws and regulations. In particular, you agree not to:

use www.sheffieldismyplanet.co.uk to defame, abuse, harass, stalk, threaten or otherwise offend others

publish, distribute, e-mail, transmit or disseminate any material which is unlawful, obscene, defamatory, indecent, offensive or inappropriate

use any automated scripting tools or software

engage in or promote any surveys, contests, pyramid schemes, chain letters, unsolicited e-mailing or spamming via www.sheffieldismyplanet.co.uk

impersonate any person or entity

upload, post, e-mail, transmit or otherwise make available using www.sheffieldismyplanet.co.uk any material that you do not have a right to make available under any law or contractual obligation or which contains viruses, or other computer codes, files or programs designed to interrupt, limit or destroy the functionality of other computer software or hardware

breach any applicable laws or regulations

Development Education Centre (South Yorkshire) has no obligation to monitor any user's use of www.sheffieldismyplanet.co.uk, however Development Education Centre (South Yorkshire) retains the right at all times to monitor, retain and disclose any information as necessary to satisfy any applicable law, regulation, legal process or governmental request.

To the fullest extent permitted at law, no representations, warranties or undertakings, express or implied are made and Development Education Centre (South Yorkshire) and its officers, employees, servants, agents, or advisors shall not be responsible and liable to you for any losses, costs, damages and claims from third parties resulting from errors, inaccuracies, unauthorised access to and use of our web site or secure servers or personal information stored within, interruption of transmission, bugs or viruses.

You will need to obtain our prior consent for any materials you intend to reproduce and you must include a clear acknowledgement that the intellectual property rights are owned by Sheffield City Council on any materials you reproduce from the website, save for those materials belonging to a third party. Development Education Centre (South Yorkshire) will not accept any responsibility or liability for any losses, costs, damages, and claims arising from third parties as a result of an infringement of third parties intellectual property rights by you.

Material on this site is protected by copyright. The copyright owner is Sheffield City Council.

Subject to the above Disclaimer, you must not make any alterations or additions to the material on this site, or sell it or misappropriate it.  Information can be downloaded or copied for personal use and educational use but not for commercial use. Please contact us if you are considering using information on this site for commercial use and we can advise accordingly. You should include a clear acknowledgement that the copyright is owned by Sheffield City Council on any materials you reproduce from the website, save for those materials belonging to a third party.

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