Terms and Conditions

1. Introduction

The Northern Ireland Authority for Utility Regulation (the Utility Regulator) is the regulator for Northern Ireland’s gas, electricity, water and sewerage industries. Our role is to promote choice and value for all utility customers.
The use of the site (“www.uregni.gov.uk”) (the “website”) is subject to the following terms and conditions (the “Terms and Conditions”). The website is managed by the Utility Regulator, which is referred to herein as ‘We’.

You are advised that material sent to or received by you from Government over the internet may be monitored, recorded and retained.

2. Disclaimer

The website and material relating to Government information, products and services (or to third party information, products and services), is provided ‘as is’, without any representation or endorsement made and without warranty of any kind whether express or implied, including but not limited to implied warranties of satisfactory quality, fitness for a particular purpose, non-infringement of any intellectual property or other rights, compatibility, security and accuracy.

The material on the website is not and should not be regarded as legal or professional advice. Users should seek their own legal or other professional advice where appropriate.

We do not warrant that provision of the website or access to the material contained in the website will be uninterrupted or error free, that defects will be corrected, or that the website or the server that makes it available are free of viruses nor do we make any warranties or representations regarding the functionality, accuracy or reliability of the website or the content thereof. To the fullest extent permissible by law we shall not in any event be liable for any loss or damage arising out of or in connection with the use of, or inability to use the website and any materials accessible through the website including, without limitation, indirect or consequential loss or damage, loss of data, income, profit or opportunity, loss of or damage to property and claims of third parties even if we have been advised of the possibility of such loss or damages arising.

3. Copyright and/or privacy statement

Most of the material featured on this site is subject to Crown copyright protection unless otherwise indicated. The Crown copyright protected material (other than the departmental or agency logos which may not be reproduced without prior approval of the owner of the relevant proprietary mark) may be reproduced free of charge in any format or medium provided it is reproduced accurately and not in a misleading or derogatory manner. Where the material is being published or issued to others, the sources and copyright status should be acknowledged. Where any of the Crown 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.

If there is a restriction on reproduction, any other proposed use of the material would be subject to the approval of Her Majesty’s Stationery Office Unit. Application should be made to the Copyright Unit, HMSO, St Clements House, 2-16 Colegate, Norwich, NR3 1BQ. Tel: 01603 621000 Fax: 01603 723000 or complete the on-line application form.

The permission to reproduce Crown copyright material does not extend to any material on this site which is identified as being the copyright of a third party. Authorisation to reproduce such material would need to be obtained from the copyright holders concerned.

For further details on the licensing of crown copyright, see current guidance issued by Her Majesty’s Stationery Office.

4. Hyperlinking
The site contains come hyperlinking to other text/websites and where used the Utility Regulator takes no responsibility for their content. Permission is required to create a hyperlink to the Utility Regulator’s website from a third party website.

5. Governing Law and Jurisdiction
These Terms and Conditions shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of Northern Ireland. Any dispute arising under these Terms and Conditions shall be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of Northern Ireland.

6. About the Terms and Conditions/Use
By using www.uregni.gov.uk you agree to be bound by these terms, which shall take effect immediately on your first use of www.uregni.gov.uk.  If you do not agree to be bound by all of the following terms please do not access or use www.uregni.gov.uk.

The Utility Regulator may change these terms from time to time and so you should check these terms regularly. Your continued use of www.uregni.gov.uk will be deemed acceptance of the updated or amended terms. If you do not agree to the changes, you should cease using this website. If there is any conflict between these terms and specific local terms appearing elsewhere on the website then the latter shall prevail.

You agree to use www.uregni.gov.uk only for lawful purposes and in a way that does not infringe the rights of, restrict or inhibit anyone else’s use and enjoyment of the website.

7. General Notes
If any of these terms are determined to be illegal, invalid or otherwise unenforceable by reason of the laws of any state or country in which these terms are intended to be effective, then to the extent and within the jurisdiction in which that term is illegal, invalid or unenforceable, it shall be severed and deleted from these terms and the remaining terms shall survive and continue to be binding and enforceable.

The failure or delay of the Utility Regulator to exercise or enforce any right in these terms does not waive the Utility Regulator’s right to enforce that right.

8. Contacting the Utility Regulator in relation to Terms and Conditions

Utility Regulator
Queen House
14 Queen Street
Belfast BT1 6ED
Tel: 028 9031 1575
Fax: 028 9031 1740

9. Intellectual Property
All copyright, trademarks, design rights, patents and other intellectual property rights (registered and unregistered) in and on www.uregni.gov.uk and all content (including all applications) located on the site shall remain vested in the Utility Regulator. You may not copy, reproduce, republish, disassemble, decompile, reverse engineer, download, post, broadcast, transmit, make available to the public, or otherwise use www.uregni.gov.uk content in any way except for your own personal, non-commercial use. You also agree not to adapt, alter or create a derivative work from any www.uregni.gov.uk content except for your own personal, non-commercial use. Any other use of the Utility Regulator’s website content requires its prior written permission.

10. Use of Cookies
The Utility Regulator website does not store or capture personal information, but merely logs the user’s IP address that is automatically recognised by the web server. We do not use cookies for collecting user information. Cookies are only used to ensure the user’s browser receives the correct corporate styling and to calculate page hit statistics. This data is used only in the aggregate and does not include any personally identifying information.

This statement does not cover links within our site to other websites.

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