Terms of use

Introduction and purpose

The Our community matters blogsites have been set up to help strengthen local communities in Wiltshire by making it easier for local people to talk to one another and with local organisations through social media.

The aims of these sites are

Our community matters etiquette

Social media provides people with an almost instant ability to share ideas and comments with others.

We want to ensure the our community matters sites are a friendly and respectful space where people can feel free to express themselves and are respectful of others.

People using this site are asked to abide by the following rules of etiquette to ensure to ensure everyone can comfortably use the site.

To help ensure this is a friendly place to engage and that people are treated respectfully we would ask people to abide by the following rules of etiquette


Where comments and posts are not within the spirit of the etiquette for Our community matters and they meet any of the criteria below it may lead to them being deleted or not published.

If you are unhappy with a comment or post and feels that it meets one of the criteria above please use the report it button on the item and the moderators will look into the post. The moderation will be undertaken by officers at Wiltshire Council.

Disclaimer on contributions

The views, comment and opinions posted on this site are not necessarily those of Wiltshire Council or its partners. Wiltshire Council makes no representation as to the accuracy or completeness of any items posted on the site, nor will it be liable for any errors or omissions in the comments posted on the site. Wiltshire Council will not be liable for any loss, injury or damage sustained by any person arising from their use of the site.

Disclaimer on links

Wiltshire Council is not responsible for the content of any other sites linked from Our Community Matters. Such sites may contain views, comments and opinions that are not those of Wiltshire Council or its partners.

Intellectual property and copyright

If you include any material obtained from another person or from a published work (including photographs ) in your posts on the Our Community Matters site you must ensure that you have obtained any necessary permission to reproduce that material .

Use of your information (data protection and cookies)

Wiltshire Council will not sell or pass your personally identifiable information to anyone, or use the data for any other purpose incompatible with the purpose for which it was originally collected.

Wiltshire Council will only send personally identifiable information about you to other companies or organisations when we have your consent, or where provided for by law. We will only hold your information for as long as necessary for these purposes.

In processing any personal data Wiltshire Council will comply with its obligations under the Data Protection Act 1998.

Please read further information about  Use of your information (data protection and cookies).

Banning users

The administrators of this site reserve the right to delete any messages that they consider breach the rules of the site and to temporarily or permanently bar people from using this site where they not followed these terms and conditions.

Provision of site and changes to terms and conditions

We reserve the right to change this site, the moderation policy and to suspend the use of this site without notice and will not be liable for any loss or damage caused by any such change or suspension.