Terms and conditions


  1. Who we are
  2. Using southtyneside.gov.uk
  3. Services and transactions 
  4. Linking to southtyneside.gov.uk
  5. Linking from southtyneside.gov.uk
  6. Using southtyneside.gov.uk content
  7. Ordnance survey and Google Maps
  8. Disclaimer
  9. Requests to remove content
  10. Information about you and your visits to southtyneside.gov.uk
  11. Virus protection
  12. Viruses, hacking and other offences
  13. Governing law
  14. General
  15. Changes to these terms and conditions

Who we are

Southtyneside.gov.uk is managed by South Tyneside Council and will be referred to as 'we' from now on.

Using southtyneside.gov.uk

You agree to use southtyneside.gov.uk only for lawful purposes. You must also use it in a way that does not infringe the rights of, or restrict or inhibit the use and enjoyment of, this site by anyone else.

We update southtyneside.gov.uk all the time. We can change or remove content at any time without notice.

Services and transactions

You can use southtyneside.gov.uk to access online government services and transactions, for example to make a payment, request a service or report a problem to South Tyneside Council.

These can be managed by South Tyneside Council or by a supplier who provides this service on behalf of South Tyneside Council. Some services have their own terms and conditions which also apply - read these before you use the service.

Linking to southtyneside.gov.uk

We welcome and encourage other websites to link to southtyneside.gov.uk.

You must contact us for permission if you want to either:

  • charge your website's users to click on a link to any page on southtyneside.gov.uk
  • say your website is associated with or endorsed by southtyneside.gov.uk or another government department or agency

Linking from southtyneside.gov.uk

Southtyneside.gov.uk links to websites that are managed by other agencies, service providers or other organisations. We do not have any control over the content on these websites.

We're not responsible for:

  • the protection of any information you give to these websites
  • any loss or damage that may come from your use of these websites, or any other websites they link to

You agree to release us from any claims or disputes that may come from using these websites.

You should read all terms and conditions, privacy policies and end user licences that relate to these websites before you use them.

Using southtyneside.gov.uk content

This website and its content is copyright of South Tyneside Council - © South Tyneside Council 2023. All rights reserved.

You must follow guidance when reproducing the South Tyneside Council logo. Please email communications@southtyneside.gov.uk for permission and / or requests.

Content from southtyneside.gov.uk may be available through feeds for other websites and applications. The websites and applications that use our feeds are not our products, and they might use versions of our content that have been edited and stored for later use ('cached').

We do not give any guarantees, conditions or warranties about the accuracy or completeness of any content used by these products. We're not liable for any loss or damage that may come from your use of these products.

The most up to date version of our content will always be on southtyneside.gov.uk.

Ordnance Survey and Google Maps

Maps hosted on maps.southtyneside.gov.uk are reproduced from the Ordnance Survey mapping with the permission of the Controller of Her Majesty's Stationery Office (c) Crown copyright. Unauthorised reproduction infringes Crown copyright and may lead to prosecution or civil proceedings. South Tyneside Council Licence 100019570.

We also use Google Maps. For more information please refer to the Permission Guidelines for Google Maps and Google Earth and Attribution Guidelines for Google Maps and Google Earth web pages. Please read the guidelines before attempting to reproduce Google maps.


While we make every effort to keep southtyneside.gov.uk up to date, we do not provide any guarantees, conditions or warranties that the information will be:

  • current
  • secure
  • accurate
  • complete
  • free from bugs or viruses

You should get professional or specialist advice before doing anything on the basis of the content.

We're not liable for any loss or damage that may come from using southtyneside.gov.uk. This includes:

  • any direct, indirect or consequential losses
  • any loss or damage caused by civil wrongs ('tort', including negligence), breach of contract or otherwise
  • the use of southtyneside.gov.uk and any websites that are linked to or from it
  • the inability to use southtyneside.gov.uk and any websites that are linked to or from it

This applies if the loss or damage was foreseeable, arose in the normal course of things or you advised us that it might happen.

This includes (but is not limited to) the loss of your:

  • income or revenue
  • salary, benefits or other payments
  • business
  • profits or contracts
  • opportunity
  • anticipated savings
  • data
  • goodwill or reputation
  • tangible property
  • intangible property, including loss, corruption or damage to data or any computer system
  • wasted management or office time

We may still be liable for:

  • death or personal injury arising from our negligence
  • fraudulent misrepresentation
  • any other liability which cannot be excluded or limited under applicable law

Requests to remove content

You can ask for content to be removed from southtyneside.gov.uk. We'll remove content:

  • in order to comply with data protection legislation covering the rights and freedoms of individuals
  • if it breaches copyright laws, contains sensitive personal data or material that may be considered obscene or defamatory

Email webteam@southtyneside.gov.uk to ask for content to be removed. You'll need to send us the web address (URL) of the content and explain why you think it should be removed. We'll reply to let you know whether we'll remove it.

We remove content at our discretion in discussion with the service or team responsible for it. You can still request information under the Freedom of Information Act and the Data Protection Act.

Information about you and your visits to southtyneside.gov.uk

We collect information about you in accordance with our privacy policy and our cookie policy. By using southtyneside.gov.uk, you agree to us collecting this information and confirm that any data you provide is accurate.

Virus protection

We make every effort to check and test southtyneside.gov.uk for viruses at every stage of production. You must make sure that the way you use southtyneside.gov.uk does not expose you to the risk of viruses, malicious computer code or other forms of interference which can damage your computer system.

We're not responsible for any loss, disruption or damage to your data or computer system that might happen when you use southtyneside.gov.uk.

Viruses, hacking and other offences

When using southtyneside.gov.uk, you must not introduce viruses, trojans, worms, logic bombs or any other material that's malicious or technologically harmful.

You must not try to gain unauthorised access to southtyneside.gov.uk, the server on which it's stored or any server, computer or database connected to it.

You must not attack southtyneside.gov.uk in any way. This includes denial-of-service attacks.

We'll report any attacks or attempts to gain unauthorised access to southtyneside.gov.uk to the relevant law enforcement authorities and share information about you with them.

Governing law

These terms and conditions are governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of England and Wales.

Any dispute you have which relates to these terms and conditions, or your use of southtyneside.gov.uk (whether it be contractual or non-contractual), will be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of England and Wales.


There may be legal notices elsewhere on southtyneside.gov.uk that relate to how you use the site.

We're not liable if we fail to comply with these terms and conditions because of circumstances beyond our reasonable control.

We might decide not to exercise or enforce any right available to us under these terms and conditions. We can always decide to exercise or enforce that right at a later date.

Doing this once will not mean we automatically waive the right on any other occasion.

If any of these terms and conditions are held to be invalid, unenforceable or illegal for any reason, the remaining terms and conditions will still apply.

Changes to these terms and conditions

Please check these terms and conditions regularly. We can update them at any time without notice.

You'll agree to any changes if you continue to use southtyneside.gov.uk after the terms and conditions have been updated.

Last updated 23 March 2023.