Updated 19th July 2021
About the platform
The consultation portal (hereinafter referred to as “the Platform") is a platform to create online consultation documents, participate in these consultations by making submissions, commenting, sharing and supporting others submissions where relevant, using text, links, profiles, audio, pictures, videos and other media (hereinafter referred to as “Material") appropriately.
Your use of the Platform
Representing a company or other entity
What you agree to when joining the Platform
It is your responsibility, bearing in mind the global nature of the Internet, to comply with all applicable laws which may apply to your use of the Platform and to the material you post.
The Local Authority Waters Programme and Aphelion accepts no liability for any Material posted on the Platform by users, are not responsible for and does not endorse the contents of user’s comments or warrant the accuracy, truthfulness, legality or reliability of comments.
To ensure fair use, and safe community space, you agree to NOT use the Platform to:
- post illegal or abusive Material
- treat others with disrespect
- defame, abuse, harass, stalk, threaten or otherwise violate the rights
- (such as rights of privacy and publicity) of others
- identify or speculate as to the identity of any anonymous or pseudonymous user
- solicit personal information from anyone under 18
- harm minors in any way
- solicit passwords or personally identifying information
- attempt to gain unauthorised access to the Platform administrative areas or interface, to user accounts, computer systems or networks connected to the Platform site, through password mining or any other means
- post Material that contains violence, or offensive subject matter or contains a link to an adult website
- post Material that promotes or encourages illegal activity facilitate or encourage any
- post Material that infringes any patent, trade mark, trade secret, copyright, rights of privacy or publicity, or other proprietary right or intellectual property right of any party
- post Material that contains software viruses or harmful programs
Your account and its details
As part of the registration process, you will be asked to create a password and you will be responsible for all activities occurring under your username and for keeping your password secure. We strongly recommend you do not reuse a password which you also use elsewhere.
You agree not share your account with anyone. You agree to notify us immediately if you suspect any unauthorised use of your account or access to your password. You may change your password or profile by following instructions on the site .
Neither the Local Authority Waters Programme nor Aphelion will be liable for any loss that you may incur as a result of someone else using or accessing your password or account, either with or without your knowledge.
Posting on the Platform
You are solely responsible for your conduct and any Material that you submit, post, and/or display on the Platform. You agree not to post Material contrary to the Moderation policy.
The Local Authority Waters Programme Platform operates on a "notice and takedown" basis. If you believe that any content on the Platform contains a defamatory statement, please raise it immediately with the official body or department responsible for the consultation to which the content relates.
Rights of the Local Authority Waters Programme and Aphelion
Indemnity and waiver
You agree to indemnify, defend, and hold harmless the Local Authority Waters Programme, Aphelion, associated contractors, employees, technology providers, from and against any third-party claim, demand, loss, damage, cost, or liability including reasonable legal expenses, made or brought by any third party due to or arising out of:
1. Your use of the Platform or any part thereof,
3. The infringement or misappropriation by you, or a third party using your computer, of any account or password to access and/or use the Platform,
4. The infringement of any intellectual property rights of any person or entity.
The agreement shall be governed by Irish law.