Using the States of Guernsey Website
The States of Guernsey website (www.gov.gg) is maintained for your personal use.
You agree to use this site only for lawful purposes, and in a manner that does not infringe the rights of, or restrict or inhibit the use and enjoyment of, this site by any third party.
The States aim to update our site regularly, and may change the content at any time.
Online States of Guernsey services or transactions
When using www.gov.gg you may access an online States of Guernsey service or transaction that is delivered by a States committee. Each of these services will have its own terms and conditions or end user licences that apply only to that service. Users of any service should make sure they have read the relevant terms and conditions before completing that transaction.
Linking to and from www.gov.gg
The States welcome and encourage other websites to link to the information that is hosted on these pages, and you don't have to ask permission to link to www.gov.gg.
However, the States of Guernsey don't give you permission to suggest that your website is associated with, or endorsed by, www.gov.gg.
Where the States' site contains links to other sites and resources provided by third parties, these links are provided for your information only. The States have no control over the contents of those sites or resources, and accept no responsibility for them nor for any loss or damage that may arise from your use of them.
Using www.gov.gg content
The material on this site is subject to copyright protection in respect of the States of Guernsey unless otherwise indicated.
Copyright protected material may be reproduced free of charge in any format or medium for research, private study or for internal circulation within an organisation. This is subject to the material being reproduced accurately and not being used in a misleading context. Where any of the copyright items on this site are being republished or copied to others, the source of the material must be identified and the copyright status acknowledged.
The permission to reproduce protected material does not extend to any material on this site for which the copyright is identified as being held by a third party. For authorisation to reproduce such material, you must contact the copyright holder.
We make States of Guernsey information available through feeds to third parties for use on websites or other applications. Please be aware, however, that these are not States of Guernsey products. These applications may use versions of our information and guidance that has been edited or cached. The most up-to-date version of our information will always be that available on the GOV.GG website. The States of Guernsey does not provide any guarantees, conditions or warranties as to the accuracy of any such third-party products and does not accept liability for loss or damage incurred by users of such third-party products under any circumstances.
While the States of Guernsey make reasonable effort to keep GOV.GG up to date, the States of Guernsey doesn't provide any guarantees, conditions or warranties as to the accuracy or completeness of the information on the site.
The States of Guernsey doesn't accept liability for loss or damage incurred by users of the website, whether direct, indirect or consequential, whether caused by tort, breach of contract or otherwise, in connection with our site, its use, the inability to use, or results of the use of our site, any websites linked to it and any materials posted on it. This includes loss of:
- income or revenue
- profits or contracts
- anticipated savings
- tangible property
- wasted management or office time
This does not affect our liability for fraudulent misrepresentation or misrepresentation as to a fundamental matter, nor any other liability which cannot be excluded or limited under applicable law.
Requests to remove content
In special cases, you can ask for content to be removed from GOV.GG, eg if it breaches copyright laws, contains sensitive personal data or includes material that may be considered obscene or defamatory.
Please contact us giving the web address (URL) of the content you'd like removed and why. The States of Guernsey will acknowledge your request and let you know what's going to happen.
Unpublishing is at the discretion of the States of Guernsey in discussion with the States of Guernsey Committee responsible for the content. This policy doesn't affect your statutory right to request information in accordance with the Data Protection (Bailiwick of Guernsey) Law, 2017 or ability to request information in accordance with the Code of Practice for Access to Public Information.
Information about you and your visits to www.gov.gg
The States of Guernsey makes every effort to check and test material at all stages of production. However, you must take your own precautions to ensure that the process that you employ for accessing this website does not expose you to the risk of viruses, malicious computer code or other forms of interference which may damage your own computer system.
The States of Guernsey can't accept any responsibility for any loss, disruption or damage to your data or your computer system that may occur whilst using material derived from this website.
Viruses, hacking and other offences
You must not misuse this site by knowingly introducing viruses, trojans, worms, logic bombs or other material that is malicious or technologically harmful. You must not attempt to gain unauthorised access to this site, the server on which our site is stored or any server, computer or database connected to our site. You must not attack this site via a denial-of-service attack or a distributed denial-of-service attack.
By breaching this provision, you would commit a criminal offence under the Computer Misuse (Bailiwick of Guernsey) Law, 1991. The States of Guernsey will report any such breach to the relevant law enforcement authorities and the States of Guernsey will co-operate with those authorities by disclosing your identity to them.
These terms and conditions shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of Guernsey. Any dispute arising under these terms and conditions shall be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of Guernsey.
The States of Guernsey accept no liability for any failure to comply with these terms and conditions where such failure is due to circumstance beyond our reasonable control.
If the States waive any rights available to us under these terms and conditions on one occasion, this does not means that those rights will automatically be waived 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 shall nevertheless continue in full force.
Revisions to these terms
The States may at any time revise these terms and conditions without notice. Please check these terms and conditions regularly, as continued use of the GOV.GG website after a change has been made is your acceptance of the change.
This page was last updated on 17 October 2022.