Terms and Conditions

Terms & Conditions of Use and Privacy Policy for this Website


Welcome to the Dementia Friendly Communities CIC (Community interest Company) website. By accessing this website, you accept these Terms & Conditions of Use. If you do not accept these Terms & Conditions of Use you must not continue to use this website.


On this website


“We” and “us” means Dementia Friendly Communities CIC. “Our website” or “our site” refers to the website owned by us at http// “You” means the person using the website.


Company Information

Dementia Friendly CommunitiesCIC

is a Community Interest Company registered in Scotland as Company No. 431830


Our registered business address is

c/o Voluntary Groups East Sutherland, Alba, Main Street, Golspie, Sutherland  KW10 6TG

Tel 01408 633001


If you have any questions relating to this website or our organisation, you can contact us at





Uploads and user-generated material

Whilst we encourage the widest possible participation in our website, we reserve the right to remove without notice any material posted which, in our opinion, is inappropriate, libellous, unjustly discriminatory, unduly offensive, defamatory, pornographic or obscene. 

Uploaded or posted material that breaches any laws will be removed.

You agree not to post anything on the site that could be interpreted as intentional advertising, selling or soliciting, spam, or self-publicity for commercial or business purposes. We may remove such material in accordance with our Terms and Conditiens of Use.

Not-for-profit organisations are welcome to include links to their website about campaigns or fundraising projects providing they sit in the relevant thread of any discussion.

If in our view you are using the Dementia Friendly Communities website principally or entirely to promote a commercial venture, including use of a username/signature that refers to your business, we reserve the right to remove material you have posted and deny access to the site. 

At present this site does not accept commercial advertising. Should we agree to do so in future, we will issue detailed terms, conditions and guidelines for the information of advertisers.

Requests to advertise on our site should be directed to for consideration.

You are welcome to provide a link to your own or another website on our site provided that a) you are not promoting a commercial service or for-profit venture, and b) you are not posting primarily to promote another website.

Please do not upload any material to our site without obtaining the copyright owner’s permission – instead consider linking to online content to further a discussion.


You must not use the website in any way which will damage it or interrupt its provision or transmit any computer viruses.


You agree to indemnify and hold Dementia Friendly Communities CIC and its employees and agents harmless from and against all liabilities, legal fees, damages, losses, costs and other expenses in relation to any claims or actions brought against us arising out of any breach by you of these terms and conditions or other liabilities arising out of your use of this website.


Using the contents of this website


We are the owners or the licensee of all intellectual property rights in our site and in the material published on it.  These works are protected by copyright laws and treaties around the world and all such rights are reserved.

You retain the ownership rights for your contributions and grant us a non-exclusive, worldwide, perpetual, irrevocable, royalty-free, sub-licensable right to exercise the copyright, publicity, trademarks, database rights and intellectual property rights you have in the contributions, in any media known now or in the future. In addition, you waive all moral rights you have in the contributions to the fullest extent permitted by law. You represent and warrant that you are entitled to grant such a licence to us.

You may print off one copy, and may download extracts, of any page(s) from our site for your personal use. Any copyright statements or branding, including logos, should remain on any downloaded items. Our status (and that of any identified contributors) as the authors of material on our site must always be acknowledged.  You should apply in writing to for any use of the contents of our website outwith these terms and conditions. 

You may not use any part of the materials on our site for commercial purposes without first obtaining a licence to do so from us or our licensors.

If you print off, copy or download any of our site content in breach of these Terms & Conditions of Use, your right to use our site will cease immediately and you must, at our option, return or destroy any copies of the materials you have made.

Every care is taken to ensure that the information on this website is accurate at the time of publication. If errors are brought to our attention, we will try to correct them. We cannot however accept responsibility or liability for any loss, damage or inconvenience caused as a result of any error or inaccuracy within this website.

We cannot guarantee that our website is free from computer viruses, and you should therefore take your own precautions in this respect.


This website contains links to other websites. These external websites are not under our control, and whilst we will make all reasonable efforts to monitor any site we provide a link to, we cannot be held responsible for their content. 


Whilst we endeavour to ensure that the website is always available, this is not always possible, and we are not liable if the website or its links are unavailable.


We reserve the right to terminate the website or remove any of the services on it with immediate effect at any time, for example if:

  • there is a change in the law which limits our ability to provide the website
  • an event beyond our control prevents us from providing the website (e.g. technical difficulties)





These Terms & Conditions of Use are governed by Scots Law and you and we agree to use the Scottish courts to resolve any dispute between us.


If any part of these Terms & Conditions of Use is found to be invalid by law, the rest of them remain valid and enforceable.


We reserve the right to change these Terms & Conditions of Use from time to time. We will notify you by posting revised Terms & Conditions of Use on the website. If you do not wish to be governed by the revised Terms & Conditions of Use, you should stop using the website.

Our Privacy Policy





We understand that privacy is every important to you, and we promise to treat your personal information responsibly and in accordance with the law.  Any personal information you provide to us will only be used and recorded in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998.


We will not pass on any information about you to any other party without prior consent.


What information do we collect from you?


We will only have information about you if you willingly provide it. The information you provide is referred to as ‘personal information’. Details you provide may include your name, e-mail address, address, phone number(s), details of employer, and if registering as an associate, your skills, knowledge, experience and how you wish to help us.

You are wholly responsible for any personal data you choose to post to the site.  Please take care when disclosing personal or sensitive information about yourself. For example, we would advise you not to publish your email address and personal telephone number in discussions. If you wish to contact another user of our site, we recommend that you do this through us at


How will we use it?


We will use this information to provide any service for which you have registered. We may also use this information to provide you with newsletters, blogs and publications about us, to let you know about our training programmes, professional services and related events, and to communicate with you when necessary.


We may also use your personal information to contact you about news that we think may interest you, or to tell you if we change anything important about how the website works or the Terms & Conditions of Use. If you decide, at any point that you no longer wish to receive messages of this nature, please send an email to us to this effect at


We may obtain personal information from you in the course of providing education and training. This information may include your name, details of employment, examination results and in some instances other performance indicators. Such information may be made available to employers for monitoring purposes and may also be used in the compilation of certain statistics.


How long will we keep your information?


We will only keep your personal information for as long as is necessary and consistent with the purpose for which you have given it to us. Except where needed to respond to a query from you, we shall delete your personal information on request by you.



What are ‘Cookies’ and how do we use them?


Cookies are small computer files stored on the hard disk of your computer and on our own server to help both website visitors and providers keep track of visits to a website.

Cookies do not contain any information that can personally identify you. They help us to recognise you when you visit the website and make use of the site so that we can tailor our service to your needs. They also help you to return to the site easily should you wish to by clicking on the links in your browsing ‘history’.


We may use cookies for the compilation of certain statistics (which do not identify you personally) relating to the use of the website. Such information may include the number of visits, average time spent and other statistics relating to the website.


Please note that you may set your browser to notify you when cookies are created, giving you the chance to decide whether or not to accept them.  Please bear in mind, however, that if you decline to accept cookies, some web pages may not function properly or you may not be permitted to access certain services offered on the website.


Guiding principles for using our website – your rights and responsibilities

You are encouraged where possible to use your real name so that other users know who you are


You have an absolute right to remove, add to or amend any of your personal details appearing on our site. Please contact us at hello@adementiavoice.comif you any need help to do this.

We will attempt to check all material appearing on our website before it is published to ensure compliance with our Terms and Conditions of Use and Privacy Policy, and will remove any material which does not comply as soon as practically possible.. However, as specified in our Terms and Conditiens of Use we will not accept any legal liability for content submitted by users of the site.

If you wish to report any problems

If you see a post which you feel uses offensive language or is otherwise unsuitable please report this immediately to We will investigate and take appropriate action as quickly as possible

If you have any other concerns about material appearing on our website please contact us immediately at 

Let’s do this together

Please help us to make this website a friendly, tolerant and inspiring place to visit and exchange ideas and experiences.  If you see something on the website or in the way it is operated which you think needs improving please let us know at