Stoke on Trent

Privacy Policy & Terms and Conditions

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When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.


If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.


If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

If you visit our login page, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

Who we share your data with

If you request a password reset, your IP address will be included in the reset email.

How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

What rights you have over your data

If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Where we send your data

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.

Terms and Conditions


1. These Terms and Conditions together with the relevant Purchase Order, any
specifications and plans provided by the Authority and any specific guarantee
arrangements applying to the Goods constitute the contract between the Parties for
the supply of the Goods (the “Contract”).

2. In the event of any conflict between a clause in these Terms and Conditions and a
term of the Purchase Order, the term of the Purchase Order shall prevail.

3. The Contract constitutes the entire agreement between the Parties relating to thesupply of the Goods and replaces all previous negotiations, agreements,understandings and representations, whether oral or in writing. However nothing inthe Contract shall limit or exclude any liability for fraud.

The Goods

1. The Supplier shall supply the Goods in accordance with the terms set out in the
Purchase Order.

2. The Goods shall:
a) be to the reasonable satisfaction of the Authority;
b) be fit and sufficient for all purposes for which such Goods are generally used
and for any specific purpose made known to the Supplier by the Authority;
c) be of the same quality and description as any sample provided; and

d) comply with any requirements or specifications given on the Purchase Order.


1. The Supplier shall deliver the Goods to the address for delivery given in the Purchase

2. Where the Supplier requires access to the Authority’s premises in order to deliver the
a) the Supplier shall agree delivery times with the Authority in advance (unless
the Authority agrees otherwise);
b) the Supplier shall comply with any rules or security requirements applied by
the Authority in relation to access to its premises.

3. Except where otherwise agreed by the Authority, delivery of the Goods shall include
unloading the Goods at such place and in such manner as the Authority shall
reasonably direct.

4. The Supplier shall deliver the Goods on or (where the Authority agrees) before the
date or dates given in the Purchase Order. Unless the Purchase Order provides
otherwise, the time of delivery is of the essence in this Contract and any failure to
deliver the Goods by the date (or at the time) given in the Purchase Order shall entitle
the Authority to give the Supplier notice terminating the Contract with immediate

Property and Risk

1. Without prejudice to the Authority’s other rights and remedies under this Contract,
property and risk in the Goods shall pass to the Authority on acceptance of delivery.

Damage to Goods in Transit

1. Any consignment of Goods dispatched by the Supplier for delivery to the Authority
shall be accompanied by a delivery note prepared by the Supplier marked with the
order number from the Purchase Order. Where applicable, the delivery note shall also
specify the means of transport, the place and date of delivery, the number of
packages, the content of the packages, the weight and volume of the packages and
whether or not the packaging must be returned to the Supplier.

2. Where some or all of the Goods have been damaged in transit (or have failed to
arrive at the Authority after dispatch by the Supplier) the Supplier shall either repair or
replace the Goods in question (at the choice of the Authority) provided always that:
a) in the case of damage in transit the Authority has informed the Supplier of the
damage within 30 days of receiving the Goods; and
b) in the case of non-delivery and where the Supplier has notified the Authority
of the intended date of delivery, the Authority has informed the Supplier
within 10 days of the notified delivery date that the Goods have not been