Please read these Terms & Conditions carefully before using this site.

What's in these terms?

These terms tell you the rules for using our website: www.bavo.org.uk

All rights not expressly granted in these terms are reserved by us. 


Who we are and how to contact us

The website is operated by Bridgend Association of Voluntary Organisations ("we"). We are registered under Company number 07691764 and registered as a charity with charity number 1146543. We have our registered office at BAVO, 112 – 113 Commercial Street, Maesteg, CF34 9DL. 

To contact us, please email: [email protected], write to us, BAVO, 112 – 113 Commercial Street, Maesteg, CF34 9DL or telephone 01656 810400. 


By using our sites you accept these terms

By using our website, you confirm that you accept these terms of use and that you agree to comply with them.

If you do not agree to these terms, you must not use our website. We recommend that you print a copy of these terms for future reference. 

There are other terms that may apply to you. These terms of use refer to the following additional term, which also apply to your use of our site: 

  • Our Privacy and Cookie Policy which sets out the terms on which we process any personal data we collect from you, or that you provide to us. By using our site, you consent to such processing and you warrant that all data provided by you is accurate.

We may make changes to these terms

We may amend these terms from time to time. Every time you wish to use our website, please check these terms to ensure you understand the terms that apply at that time. 


 We may make changes to our website

We may update and change our sites from time to time. 


We may suspend or withdraw our website

Our website is made available free of charge.

We do not guarantee that our website, or any of its content, will always be available or be uninterrupted. We may suspend or withdraw or restrict the availability of all or any part of our website for business and operational reasons. 


You must keep your account details safe

If you choose, or you are provided with, a user identification code, password or any other piece of information as part of our security procedures, you must treat such information as confidential. You must not disclose it to any third party.

We have the right to disable any user identification code or password, whether chosen by you or allocated by us, at any time, if in our reasonable opinion you have failed to comply with any of the provisions of these terms of use.

If you know or suspect that anyone other than you knows your user identification code or password, you must promptly notify us at [email protected] 


How you may use material on our website

Unless otherwise stated, we are the owner or the licensee of all intellectual property rights in our site, and in the material published on them. Those works are protected by copyright laws and treaties around the world. All such rights are reserved. No BAVO website logo, graphic or image may be copied or retransmitted without our prior written permission and the permissions given below do not extend to the design or layout of our site which may not be copied in whole or in part.

Subject to the exclusions set out above, you may print in hard copy, download to a local hard disk or otherwise use any material on our sites provided it is for your personal use or only accessible by others within your organisation.

The supply of any copy to a third party is permitted provided it is for their own personal use; it is not supplied as part of another work or publication, and is not supplied directly in return for commercial gain. The supply of copy to a third party is conditional upon them being made aware of the fact that these terms apply equally to them.

You must not modify the paper or digital copies of any materials you have printed off or downloaded in any way, and you must not use any illustrations, photographs, video or audio sequences or any graphics separately from any accompanying text. Translation is permitted in the basis that you take full responsibility for the accuracy of the translation.

Our status (and that of any identified contributors) as the authors of content on our website must always be acknowledged. All copyright and proprietary notices must be kept intact, and our address and contact details reproduced.

The permission to reproduce our copyright material does not extend to any material on the sites which is identified as being the copyright of a third party. Authorisation to reproduce such material must be obtained directly from the relevant copyright holder.

If you print off, copy or download any part of our website in breach of these terms of use, your right to use our website will cease immediately and you must, at our option, return or destroy any copies of the materials you have made.

We would be pleased to consider requests for permission to use material from our sites outside the terms of the permission set out above. Such request must be made in writing in advance and be addressed [email protected] 


Do not rely on information on the website

The content on our site is provided for information only. It is not intended to amount to advice on which you should rely. You must obtain professional or specialist advice before taking, or refraining from, any action on the basis of the content on our website. We do not accept responsibility for any errors, omissions, misleading statements or the consequences thereof.

Although we make reasonable efforts to update the information on our site, we make no representations, warranties or guarantees, whether express or implied that the content on our sites is accurate, complete or up to date.

Reference to any organisation, company or individual on our site or any other sites to which it may be linked does not imply our approval or warranty as to their standing or capability. 


We are not responsible for websites we link to

Where our sites contain links to other sites and resources provided by third parties, these links are provided for your information only. Such links should not be interpreted as approval by us of those linked websites or information you may obtain from them.

We have no control over the contents of those sites or resources. 


User-generated content is not approved by us

Our web site may include information and materials uploaded by other users of the site. This information and these materials have not been verified or approved by us and we do not accept liability for any errors, omissions or inaccuracies in submitted material. The views expressed by other users on our site do not represent our views or values.

If you wish to complain about information and materials uploaded by other users please contact us by email: [email protected], write to us, BAVO, 112 – 113 Commercial Street, Maesteg, CF34 9DL or telephone 01656 810400. 


Our responsibility for loss or damage suffered by you

To the fullest extent permitted by law, we exclude all liability for claims arising out of or connected to use of our website including (but not limited to) claims arising out of delay, interruption or inability to access the website and use of or reliance on any content displayed on our website. We do not exclude or limit in any way our liability to you where it would be unlawful to do so. This includes liability for death or personal injury caused by our negligence or the negligence of our employees, agents or subcontractors and for fraud or fraudulent misrepresentation. 


Uploading content to our website

Any content you upload to our sites will be considered non-confidential and non-proprietary. You retain all of your ownership rights in your content, but you are required to grant us and other users of our website a limited licence to use, store and copy that content and to distribute and make it available to third parties.

We also have the right to disclose your identity to any third party who is claiming that any content posted or uploaded by you to our website constitutes a violation of their intellectual property rights, or of their right to privacy.

You are solely responsible for securing and backing up your content. 


We are not responsible for viruses and you must not introduce them

We do not guarantee that our website will be secure or free from bugs or viruses.

You are responsible for configuring your information technology, computer programmes and platform to access our website. You should use your own virus protection software.

You must not misuse our website 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 our website, the servers on which our website is stored or any server, computer or database connected to our website

You must not attack our website 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 Act 1990. We will report any such breach to the relevant law enforcement authorities and we will co-operate with those authorities by disclosing your identity to them. In the event of such a breach, your right to use our website will cease immediately. 


Rules about linking to our website

You may link to our website; provided you give us written notification in advance of creating the link and that you link to our website in a way that is fair and legal and does not damage our reputation or take advantage of it.

You must not establish a link in such a way as to suggest any form of association, approval or endorsement on our part where none exists.

You must not establish a link to website in any website that is not owned by you.

We reserve the right to withdraw linking permission without notice. 


Welsh language

We promote and encourage the use of the Welsh language. If you do not have a translation service but would like to upload information in Welsh please contact us for information by emailing [email protected] 


Which country's laws apply to any disputes?

These terms of use, their subject matter and their formation (including any non-contractual disputes or claims) are governed by the law of England and Wales. We both agree to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of England and Wales.