Terms of use

Accessing our site

Our site is made available free of charge.

We do not guarantee that our site, or any content on it, will always be available or be uninterrupted. Access to our site is permitted on a temporary basis. We may suspend, withdraw, discontinue or change all or any part of our site without notice.

We will not be liable to you if for any reason our site is unavailable at any time or for any period.

We may revise these terms of use by updating this page and users should revisit this page when using the website.

By downloading, installing or using any of the material you are agreeing to these terms of use. If you do not agree to these terms of use, then please do not download, install or use any of the material.

How and when we update

We work hard to make sure the content on our website is accurate and up to date. However please be aware we cannot accept any responsibility or liability for any loss or claim arising directly or indirectly from any inaccuracy in any of the material on our website.

If you find any inaccurate information on our website, please get in touch by emailing webmaster@arun.gov.uk.

Using arun.gov.uk content

In general, any reproduction, transmission or storage of any text, graphics, images, film or sound files, code, design or logos on this website is forbidden without written permission from us. Our copyright and other intellectual property rights are protected by UK laws and by international treaties.

You may download content from this website to file or print without our permission, provided this is not re-used or re-published in any way. If you want to re-publish information from this website or use it for something other than your own personal use, please contact webmaster@arun.gov.uk.

The name ‘Arun District Council’, any historic names of the council, the common seal, our official logo and the coat of arms are protected by UK laws. This means that none of these can be used without prior written permission from us. Requests to use the name, historic names, common seal or coat of arms should be made to  webmaster@arun.gov.uk.

Linking to our site

We welcome other websites to link to the information that is hosted on our pages. You do not have to ask permission.

You must do so in a way that is fair and legal and does not damage our reputation or take advantage of it.

You must not establish a link in such a way as to suggest any form of association, approval or endorsement on our part where none exists.

Links with other websites

Our website contains links to and from other websites. We do not necessarily endorse or support the organisations that are linked to or from our website.

We are not responsible for the content of any external website linked to from this website. We cannot guarantee that links will work all of the time, and we have no control over the availability of the linked pages on other websites.

If you find an external link that does not work please let us know the webpage and link that is not working by emailing webmaster@arun.gov.uk.

How we use social media

We have social media accounts for Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and YouTube. You can find links to our main social media pages on our website. Where individual services have their own social media presence you can find links on the relevant pages. Our social media sites are managed Monday to Friday during office hours.

Also see our social media policy.

Using Google Translate

Translations on our website are performed by Google Translate. Google Translate is a free translation service that provides instant translations between different languages. Please note that not all text may be translated accurately or be translated at all.

We are not responsible for incorrect or inaccurate translations. We will not be responsible for any damage, loss, claim or liability, whether arising directly or indirectly through the use of Google Translate. If you have any questions about Google Translate, please go to Google Translate.


The government has promised to open up data across the public sector to increase public accountability as part of their transparency agenda.

We will publish data openly to demonstrate transparency in operations, and we will allow access to it free of charge (subject to copyright and licence permission).


Maps are reproduced on our website with the permission of the Ordnance Survey (OS) on behalf of The Controller of HMSO, Crown copyright. All rights reserved.

Unauthorised reproduction infringes Crown copyright and may lead to prosecution or civil proceeding. When a viewer wishes to reproduce OS material, in any way, they will be directly responsible for obtaining prior permission from Ordnance Survey.

Planning applications 

Any planning application and its associated paperwork is published lawfully as a public register, in accordance with planning legislation. This information is held both manually and electronically and is used only for planning purposes. The electronic record will be retained in perpetuity.

We will make every effort to blank out personal telephone numbers, email addresses and signatures on documents submitted post 1987.

Virus and malware protection

We make every effort to check and test the material on our website for malicious software or 'malware'. However, we cannot accept any responsibility or liability for any loss, disruption or damage to your computer system or information contained on it, which may occur as a result of using material from our website. It is always advisable to run an antivirus program on any material downloaded from the internet.

Privacy and data protection

This privacy statement only covers the websites of Arun District Council. Links within this website to other websites are not covered by this statement. 

If you send us an email or fill in an online form, we will use your contact details and any information you provide to deal with or respond to your message, and for any other necessary correspondence.

If you contact us in relation to a service provided on our behalf by an external organisation, your details may be passed to that organisation in order to deal with your enquiry or complaint.

Any information you give to us while using our website will be held securely and in accordance with the data protection principles.

You can read more about what we will do with your data on our privacy policy web page.