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Website - terms and conditions

​​​​​​​Using our website

The Rochdale Borough Council website is maintained for your personal use and viewing.  Access and use by you of this site constitutes acceptance by you of these terms and conditions that take effect from the date of first use.

You should check these terms and conditions regularly. We may update them at any time without notice. If you continue to use this service after the terms and conditions have changed, you are deemed to have agreed to the changes.


Material featured on this site is subject to Crown copyright protection unless otherwise indicated. The Crown copyright protected material (other than the Royal Arms and departmental or agency logos) may be reproduced free of charge in any format or medium provided it is reproduced accurately and not used in a misleading context or for a political purpose. 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.

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

Rochdale Borough Council encourages users to establish hypertext links to this site.

© Crown copyright 2018

How to use this service responsibly

There are risks in using a shared computer (for example, in a library) to access this service. It’s your responsibility to be aware of these risks and to avoid using any computer which may leave your personal information accessible to others. You’re responsible if you choose to leave a computer unprotected while using this service.

You must take your own precautions to ensure that the way you access this service does not expose you to the risk of:

  • Viruses
  • Malicious computer code
  • Other forms of interference which may damage your computer system

You must not misuse this service by knowingly introducing viruses, trojans, worms, logic bombs or other material which is malicious or technologically harmful. You must not attempt to gain unauthorised access to this service, the system on which it is stored, or any server, computer or database connected to it. You must not attack this site using a denial-of-service attack or a distributed denial-of-service attack.

Entering personally sensitive information

This online service contains several free-text fields in which you will need to enter information that is personally sensitive.

If you enter information about your:

  • Religious beliefs
  • Sexual orientation or sex life
  • Racial or ethnic origins
  • Political opinions
  • Religious or philosophical beliefs
  • Trade union membership
  • Genetic data or biometric data
  • Health data

you give us your consent to processing this information for the purpose of dealing with your application

For more information about how we collect and store your personal data, see the privacy policy.

Ordnance Survey mapping

This website uses Ordnance Survey mapping provided under licence by Rochdale Borough Council from the Ordnance Survey in order to fulfil its public function to make available council held public domain information. If you wish to licence Ordnance Survey mapping or map data for your own use you should contact Ordnance Survey.

The maps are reproduced from Ordnance Survey mapping with the permission of Ordnance Survey on behalf of the Controller of Her Majesty's Stationery Office © Crown copyright. Unauthorised reproduction infringes Crown copyright and may lead to prosecution or civil proceedings. 100023108 (2006).

Address information

This website uses information from the Local Land and Property Gazetteer to help you find addresses. The gazetteer is maintained by Rochdale Borough Council who, together with the Local Government Information House, own the copyright.

You may take a single screen print of the results of an address search for your own use but you must not change the address information or combine it with other information. You may not re-use address information from the Local Land and Property Gazetteer for any commercial or business purpose nor may you supply it to a third party who may attempt to use it in contravention of these terms and conditions.

Definitive Map of Public Rights of Way

The Definitive Map of Public Rights of Way for Rochdale is not available online. The Definitive Map is available to view at Rochdale Customer Service Centres​ or by contacting the Rights of Way team.

Organised activities

Although we do everything in our power to ensure the information on the website is up to date, we cannot take responsibility for inaccurate information, or for any loss, damage or injury caused as a result of this information being provided to you.

The majority of the events listed are not organised by the council and you can not hold us responsible for the accuracy of listings or of any information contained within them, or any thing that might happen to you as a result of acting on the information.

Please make sure you check the accuracy of the information with the provider before travelling.

If you have any concerns about any organisation that appears on the site, please contact us.


Photographic images are occasionally used for journalistic or artistic purposes. Whenever possible, Rochdale Borough Council obtains (either directly or via third parties) the express permission for images of people to be used on the site. However, this is not always possible for group photographs.

Should a member of the public object to their image being contained  in any such photograph they should contact us and the photograph will be removed.

Using our logo

The Rochdale Borough Council logo is subject to copyright law and you must seek our permission before using it in any links to this site.

External links

We are not responsible for the content or reliability of the linked websites. Listing should not be taken as an endorsement of any kind. We cannot guarantee that these links will work all of the time and we have no control over the availability of linked pages.

Virus protection awareness

It's always wise for you to run an anti-virus program on all material downloaded from the internet. We cannot accept any responsibility for any loss, disruption or damage to your data or your computer system which may occur whilst using material derived from this website.

Privacy on this website

Information about privacy and cookies.


This 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 the implied warranties of satisfactory quality, fitness for a particular purpose, non-infringement, compatibility, security and accuracy.

We use reasonable effort to include and update information on this website, we do not, however, make any representation as to its accuracy or completeness. The council is not liable for any loss, injury or damages arising from use of this site or from reliance placed on any material published on it.

We do not warrant that the functions contained in the material contained in this site will be uninterrupted or error free, that defects will be corrected, or that this site or the service that makes it available are free of viruses or represent the full functionality, accuracy, reliability of the materials.

We’re not liable for any loss, injury or damage that may come from using this service. This includes (but is not limited to) the following:

  • Any direct, indirect or consequential losses
  • Any loss or damage caused by civil wrongs (‘tort’, including negligence), breach of contract or otherwise
    the use of this service, and any websites that are linked to or from it
  • The inability to use this service, and any websites that are linked to or from it
  • In no event will we be liable for any loss, injury or damage including, without limitation, indirect or consequential loss or damage, or any loss or damages whatsoever arising from use or loss of use of, data or profits arising out of or in connection with the use of this website.

This applies if the loss or damage was foreseeable, arose in the normal course of things or you advised us that it might happen.

This includes (but isn’t limited to) the loss of your:

  • Income or revenue
  • Salary, benefits or other payments
  • Business
  • Profits or contracts
  • Opportunity
  • Anticipated savings
  • Data
  • Goodwill or reputation
  • Tangible property
  • Intangible property, including loss, corruption or damage to data or any computer system
  • Wasted management or office time

Service of documents by email in legal proceedings is not accepted.

These terms and conditions shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of England and Wales. Any dispute arising under these terms and conditions shall be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of England and Wales. 

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01706 647474

Phone: Monday-Friday 8.30am-5pm.

Rochdale Borough Council
Number One Riverside
Smith Street
Rochdale OL16 1XU