Legal information

This page contains legal information about the use of the Brass website.

The following legal information has been provided to ensure you are aware of any matters which may affect your browsing. Please ensure you read these pages before using the facilities we have provided.

Note that, by using this website, you are indicating your acceptance to be bound by these terms and conditions.

These terms may be varied from time to time. Please ensure that you review them regularly as you will be deemed to have accepted a variation if you continue to use this website after it has been posted. If you do not agree to be bound by these terms and conditions, please cease using this website.

For the purposes of this agreement, ‘content’ means material including, without limitation, text, graphics, video and audio material, published on this website.

While we endeavour to ensure that information contained within the website is up to date and correct, we accept no liability for error or omission howsoever caused and whether by the negligence or omissions or otherwise.

Information, editorial, advertising, products and services provided by us is provided on the basis that we disclaims all warranties whether express or implied.

Neither Durham County Council nor the suppliers of information shall be liable for any direct, indirect, incidental or consequential loss of business profits or special damages.

We are not responsible for the content of any websites which this site provides links to.

This site is designed and maintained by Durham County Council.


Copyright relating to databases and navigational graphics, including council branding and logo(s) belongs to Durham County Council, all rights reserved. It is unlawful to duplicate or distribute any element of this, without expressed written permission. All other text and images (content) is copyright protected Durham County Council.

It is unlawful to duplicate or distribute content from this site, except as detailed below:

  • You may use the content contained in this website for reproduction in connection with presentations, reports, printed material, and other similar uses which are publicly distributed or displayed free of charge, including advertisements, posters, catalogues, brochures, and leaflets. You may also publicly display or demonstrate the website in unaltered form on a computer.
  • You may not resell, sub-license or distribute any of the content in any form. Neither may you include the content in any materials that are offered for sale, except in the case of advertisements with publications for which a cover price is payable.
  • You may not modify, distort, mutilate or alter the content. Nor may you use it in any manner which could be interpreted as suggesting the endorsement or association of any product or service in connection with pornographic, illegal or immoral materials or purposes.
  • You may not copy or adapt the code used to create this website. Nor may you attempt to decipher, de-compile, disassemble or reverse engineer any of the software comprising or in any way making up a part of the website.

Please credit any content used from this site describing the associated copyright holder. Should you require further copyright information on a particular aspect of this site please contact us for further details.

The Durham County Council logo

The Brass and Durham County Council logos are available for use on publicity material produced by members of Durham County Council, and to other organisations who request permission.

Removal of copyrighted materials

Should the Website Administrator contact you to remove our materials from your site, you must do so immediately.


This website is owned by the Durham County Council and links to a wide range of information and services.

Please note that links to other sites are monitored but we cannot be held responsible for information contained in them. We provide the links for your own convenience and do not endorse the content. Please refer to individual websites for more information on their own legal statements.

Every effort is made to ensure that all the material on this site is up to date and accurate. However, Durham County Council does not guarantee the accuracy, reliability, completeness, or timeliness of this website or the content. Changes are periodically made to the website and may be made at any time. We cannot accept any liability, nor in any other way be held responsible, for any damage, disruption or corruption of any user’s computer software, hardware or network which may arise as a result of the viewing of this website or its contents.

Although Durham County Council aims to provide constant, uninterrupted access to this website, we do not guarantee this. We accept no responsibility or liability for any interruption or delay.

Unless stated otherwise (for example; that you are viewing information over a secure connection) information transmitted over the internet is not secure and we cannot accept responsibility for misuse of information intercepted in this way.

Linking to our site

We encourage users to establish hypertext links to the site.

You do not have to ask permission to link directly to pages hosted on our website. We do not object to you linking directly to our information. Please be aware that changes to pages and content may cause broken links. In order to avoid this, you may instead wish to link to our homepage by using:


You should not seek to associate Brass or Durham County Council with your site or any non-Brass/Durham County Council content. Nor should you suggest any endorsement or approval by Brass or Durham County Council of you, your website or any non-Brass/Durham County Council product or content.

Framing and context

We do not permit our pages to be loaded into frames on your site. Our pages must load into a user’s entire window. Nor should you insert any graphic into, or play audio content over Brass content, nor allow a pop-up to appear simultaneously with Brass content.


We do not permit a website to link to Brass if it contains material which is libellous, defamatory, pornographic, obscene, or is in any way a breach of the laws of England and Wales or infringes any third party intellectual property rights.

Removal of links

You may not use the Brass or Durham County Council logos or branding with out prior agreement from our Website Administrator. If our Website Administrator contacts you to remove your links to Brass, you must do so immediately.

Privacy and data protection

Information about what we do with any information you send us through our website.

Information which you send to Durham County Council through this website, either by email or through electronic forms, will be treated as follows:

  1. We will keep information no longer than we reasonably believe is necessary.
  2. We will use information only for the purpose for which you sent it.
  3. We may use information for statistical analysis but in such a way that your identity will not be involved.

You will not receive unsolicited paper or electronic mail from us as a result of using an electronic form unless we explicitly ask for and get your permission. We will not pass on your email address or any of your personal details to other organisations unless explicitly stated.

If any forms need further consent from you, this will be explicitly asked for, and explained, as part of the submission process.

Unless stated otherwise (for example that you are viewing information over a secure connection) information transmitted over the internet is not secure and we cannot accept responsibility for misuse of information intercepted in this way.

All emails and any associated attachments received by Durham County Council will be electronically intercepted and examined for viruses etc. This is purely routine and any delay will be kept to a minimum.

Durham County Council is the registered data controller (registration number Z1808275). To understand how your personal information is processed you may need to refer to any personal communications you have received, check any privacy notices we have provided or contact us directly to ask about your personal circumstances. In most cases, your first point of contact will be the service that has collected your personal data. For further information on the Data Protection Act and the Council’s responsibilities under it please consult the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO).

More details of Council County Council’s privacy information can be found at

Photography and filming at events

We may take film or photographs during the Brass festival for marketing and publicity. Please see our privacy notice on this: privacy notice – photography and filming.pdf

Paying for goods and services

Any personal details you supply to Durham County Council when paying for goods and services through this website will be held and/or computerised by us for the purposes of processing your payment. Some personal details will be disclosed to banks and other financial institutions in order to process the payment.

If you are under 16

Please get permission from a parent or guardian before using our website. We advise that you never reveal any personal information about yourself or anyone else (for example; your home address, telephone or email details).

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