User Agreement

1.0 Operational ownership

1.1 This website is operated and owned by MAAP Accountancy Services Ltd t/a Construction Site Health and Safety Consultants (henceforth referred to as 'CSHAS' in the remainder of this document).

1.2 The operation of this website is covered by our registration with the Information Commissioner’s Office under the Data Protection Registration Reference ZA032689.

1.3 Correspondence concerning the content of this website should be sent to: CSHAS, 44 Willow Way, Christchurch, Dorset, BH23 1LA.

1.4 Telephone enquiries concerning the content of this website can be made to telephone number +44(0)1202 482121 during normal office hours, Monday to Friday.

1.5 By accessing and continuing to use any part of this website, visitors shall be deemed to have accepted and be bound by these terms and conditions.

1.6 This agreement represents the complete agreement and understanding between CSHAS and any visitor to this site.

1.7 Any new features added to the site in the future, shall be subject to the same terms and conditions, unless otherwise stated.


2.0 Operational continuity

2.1 We will take reasonable steps to ensure the library content of this website is available at all times, but we do not provide any minimum guaranteed up-times for service availability.


3.0 Intellectual Property Rights and Copyright

3.1 All intellectual property rights and copyright to the design, methodologies, technologies, imagery and text content are reserved by CSHAS (and its licensors). They are non-transferable.

3.2 Visitors are NOT permitted to download and print extracts from this site, other than their own library of documents supplied for that purpose.

3.4 No part of this website can be reproduced or stored in any public or private retrieval system or service without the express written permission of CSHAS.


4.0 Privacy and how we use the personal information you supply

4.1 This notice applies to all potential information that could be collected directly from this website.

4.2 CSHAS does not knowingly intend to collect, or use, any identifying information about who visits this website.

4.3 Although the matter is beyond our control, it is prudent to remind visitors that it is almost certain that your visit and activity on our website is being recorded and analysed, to a greater or lessor extant, by the providers of the hosting services we all use, and the search engines and/or web browsers you choose to navigate around the Internet.

4.4 The introduction of GDPR in May 2018, has only served to highlight just how much personal detail is collected by various third parties about our use of the Internet, and how little control we have over how that information is used. In the main, the identifying and non-identifying information collected by these various agencies are used with the intention of improving our collective experience of using the Internet. One cannot help but conclude, however, that no amount of UK (EU-wide) legislation is going to stop the continuing misuse of your personal information on the world-wide platform. The only statement any responsible website operator can make with authority, is that they respect your right to privacy and nothing has been included in the coding over which they have control to compromise that right to privacy … as is the case here.

4.5 If a person signs up to subscribe to a service published on this website, they will be asked to supply their business name and address, a contact name, email and telephone number. This information will be stored within a secure, online database designed to provide us with the details we need to create the password-protected facility to allow them to access the secured areas of this website for the duration of their subscription period.

4.6 The information collected about our subscribers will not knowingly be shared or used for any purpose other than those stated in section 4.5 above. Only trained and authorised IT staff can access the online data, and we continuously review the security measures of our operation, the hosting companies and software we use to publish this website to reduce the chances of unauthorised access.

4.7 We do not ask for, collect or store any 'sensitive' personal or financial information about our visitors.

4.8 If you subscribe to any service published on this website, and later decide you no longer wish to receive future emails containing information about the additions or improvements to our services and products, we shall include a means of unsubscribing so you can remove your details from our records.

4.12 To prevent unauthorised access, maintain data accuracy, and ensure the appropriate use of information, we have put in place appropriate physical, electronic, organisational and managerial procedures reasonably designed to safeguard and secure the information we collect about subscribers. Although we regularly review our policies and procedures, the storage of information on on-line servers and the transmission of data over the Internet is inherently insecure. For this reason it is impossible for any website operator to guarantee the security of your online data. That said, the information we do store is arguable already freely available on the Internet, and an authorised breach of that data would be of little consequence in the event.


5.0 Disclaimers

5.1 Information published on this website is intended to provide general guidance on matters of interest to visitors who should independently verify the accuracy and relevance of any information provided here, before using it.

5.2 Any one that uses the information published in this site (user), does so entirely at their own risk. In relying upon the information, the user indemnifies CSHAS and the authors against any claims or legal proceedings that may arise from that use.

5.3 The interpretation of law, and the application of regulation is rarely straightforward. The general guidance given here may not be appropriate to the specific circumstances the user may find themselves in.

5.4 For the above reasons, the information provided here should not be used as a substitute for consultation with a professional adviser, such as this firm. It is only after all the facts pertaining to the user's specific situation is considered, can the correct professional advice be given.

5.5 The information is provided on this site with the understanding that CSHAS and the authors are not herein engaged in rendering legal or other professional advice or services. CSHAS will be pleased to render those services once the user has established direct contact with us, and all the facts have been disclosed to us.

5.6 Nothing in these terms limits or excludes CSHAS's liability for death or personal injury caused by its proven negligence. Subject to the previous sentence, CSHAS shall not be liable for any of the following losses or damage (whether such damage or losses were foreseen, foreseeable, known or otherwise): (a) injury or death to self; (b) injury or death to third party; (c) loss of data; (d) loss of revenue or anticipated profits; (e) loss of business; (f) loss of opportunity; (g) loss of goodwill or injury to reputation; (h) losses suffered by third parties; or (i) any indirect, consequential, special or exemplary damages arising from the use of this website, or its contents, regardless of the form of action.

5.7 Our website content, including the information, names, images, pictures, logos and icons regarding or relating to CSHAS, its products and services (or to third party products and services), is provided "AS IS" and on an "AS AVAILABLE" basis. To the extent permitted by law, CSHAS excludes all representations and warranties (whether express or implied by law), including the implied warranties of satisfactory quality, fitness for a particular purpose, non-infringement, compatibility, security and accuracy. CSHAS does not guarantee the timeliness, completeness or performance of the website or any of the content. While we try to ensure that all content provided by CSHAS is correct at the time of publication no responsibility is accepted by or on behalf of CSHAS for any errors, omissions or inaccurate content on the website.

5.8 CSHAS does not warrant that functions available on this website will be uninterrupted or error free, that defects will be corrected, or that the website or the server that makes it available are free of viruses or bugs. You acknowledge that it is your responsibility to implement sufficient procedures and virus checks (including anti-virus and other security checks) to satisfy your particular requirements for the accuracy of data input and output.


6.0 GDPR Enquiries

6.1 CSHAS is committed to observing all GDPR procedures. We have clear policies and processes in place within our organisation to ensure we comply, and we will exercise responsibly our duties as a data controller and data processor.

6.2 We will comply with all reasonable requests from individuals to confirm the information we hold on them as required by the GDPR. In the first instance please write to CSHAS at 44 Willow Way, Christchurch, Dorset, BH23 1LA. We can confirm in advance that we do not retain any personal details of any person or organisation collected from this website.


7.0 Use of Cookies

7.1 The only cookies this website knowingly deploys are temporary session cookies that allow registered subscribers to securely access the password protected areas of this site. They are not designed to collect any information about you or your equipment, and they cease to be active as soon as you close your browser session, or elect to log-out of our system.


8.0 Accessibility


8.1 This website has been written to conform with the latest regulations concerning accessibility of information on the Internet.

8.2 Any one experiencing any difficulty in reading or accessing the information on this website is invited to contact Ralph Elliott-King (CSHAS Accessibility Officer) by telephone on 01202 474545, or write to him at 44 Willow Way, Christchurch, Dorset, BH23 1LA.