Essex Activities Terms of Use

What is Essex Activities?

Essex Activities is a secure website owned and managed by Essex County Council. The website lets:

  • activity organisers
    • create an account
    • add their own listings to promote free and paid activities
  • users search activity listings provided by activity organisers, getting information about activities near them.


Allowed uses of the site

You may only visit, link to and keep a copy of information on this website for personal use. You may not copy, download, publish, change or otherwise distribute information on this website for any purpose other than to:

  • create and manage activities
  • promote activities
  • attend activities, and
  • personal use.
The content and software on this website belongs to Essex County Council. It is protected by UK and International copyright laws.

User contributions to the Site

You may contribute to the website by uploading information about activities you are involved in – this is called "user content".

Essex County Council is not liable or responsible for any user content. User content does not necessarily represent the view or opinions of Essex County Council.

Essex County Council does not review user content before it appears. Content is controlled by:

  • Activity listings are automatically compared against a list of inappropriate language before posting.
  • Any user can report an activity for administrator review by using the ‘Report’ feature on the activity page. If an activity is reported, it will be removed from the site until it is reviewed by an administrator, and either approved for republishing or removed permanently.

Prohibited content

You can be held liable for any illegal or prohibited user content you publish on Essex Activities. Prohibited content includes, but is not limited to content that:

  • promotes racism, bigotry, hatred or harm of any kind against any group or individual
  • could be harmful to minors
  • harasses or advocates harassment of another person
  • involves the transmission of chain letters, unsolicited mass mailing or spamming
  • you know is false or misleading
  • promotes illegal activities or conduct that is abusive, threatening, obscene, defamatory or libellous
  • promotes an illegal or unauthorised copy of copyrighted work
  • contains restricted or password-only access pages
  • displays pornographic or sexually explicit material of any kind
  • provides material that exploits people under the age of 18 in a sexual or violent way, or solicits personal information from anyone under 18
  • provides instructions on illegal activities such as making or buying illegal weapons, violating privacy, or creating computer viruses
  • solicits passwords or personal identifying information from other users for commercial or unlawful purposes
  • engages in commercial activities such as contests, sweepstakes, barter, advertising and pyramid schemes without prior written consent.
If you find any of these materials on the site, please email essex.activities@essex.gov.uk with details. We will investigate and may take appropriate action.

Conduct other than on this website

Although Essex County Council cannot monitor the conduct of users off the website, you also violate these terms if you use any information from this website to:

  • harass, abuse, or harm anyone, or
  • advertise to, solicit or sell to any site user.
Essex County Council can suspend or stop your access to the website if your conduct using Essex Activities leads to damage to Essex Activities’ reputation.

Links and search results

The website contains embedded links to websites that we do not own or control. We cannot take any responsibility for the content of these websites.

If you follow any links on Essex Activities to other sites, you agree that you may not make any claim against Essex County Council for any damages or losses that result.

Access, interference and multiple browser windows

Unless operating a search engine, you agree that you will not use a robot, spider, other automatic device or manual process to monitor or copy our web pages or for any other authorised purpose, without our prior written permission.

You will not use any device or software to interfere or attempt to interfere with the working of the website.

You will not take any action that imposes an unreasonable or disproportionately large load on our infrastructure.

You will not access, reload, "refresh" or make any other request more than once during any three second interval.

You will use only one browser window while using the website to add an activity, as using multiple browser windows could result in duplicate listings.

Unauthorised use of the site

Illegal or unauthorised use of the site, including, but not limited to:

  • fraudulent listings of activities by people or organisations other than the legitimate organiser
  • unauthorised framing of or linking to the site
  • unauthorised use of any robot, spider or other automated device
will be investigated and legal action taken.

Violation of the terms

You agree that Essex County Council, if it believes your conduct or your user content violates these terms, the law or its rights or another user, may without telling you first:

  • stop your access to the website or take any other remedy
  • remove any unauthorised user content.
You agree that monetary damages may not provide enough remedy to Essex County Council for violations of these terms and you agree to injunctive or other equitable relief for such violations. Essex County Council does not have to provide any refund to you if it stops your site use because you have violated these terms.

Registration and account security

Activity organisers agree to keep updated their registration details accurate and up-to-date. If you provide any information that is untrue, inaccurate or not current, or Essex County Council suspects that such information is untrue, inaccurate, not current or incomplete, Essex County Council may suspend or stop your accounts and refuse any current or future use of Essex Activities.

During the Essex Activities registration process, you will create a unique password. You must maintain the confidentiality of the password and are responsible for all activities that occur under your account.

You must immediately notify Essex County Council of any unauthorised use of your account or any breach of security. Essex County Council is not liable for any loss or damage caused by unauthorised access to or use of your account.

If your account has not had any events listed for two years, all data will be cleared.

Activity listing process and responsibilities

In using Essex Activities, activity organisers upload data about their organisation, activities, venues, activity dates, ticket prices, and so on. This data populates the Essex Activities website, which the customer can then search for activities.

The accuracy of activity information is the responsibility of the activity organiser. It breaches these terms to provide inaccurate activity details (including not changing the listing if activity dates, times or other details change) and may lead to the activity organiser’s account being suspended.

Essex County Council may seek compensation from activity organisers for any direct costs incurred if incorrect activity information is listed on Essex Activities.

Copyright policy

Users who submit user content to the website, whether activity information, images or other copyrightable material must make sure it does not infringe the others’ copyrights, including, but not limited, to trademark, trade secret, privacy or publicity rights.

If a copyright holder or its agent tells us about a breach of their copyright on Essex Activities, and confirmation of this breach by a court order or admission by the user of the breach. We may, at our discretion, stop a user's access to the website before confirmation if we believe an infringement has happened.