About this website

By reading and continuing to use the site you agree to the following conditions of use.

The EduKent Website ("the Website") is a service operated by Kent County Council, County Hall, Maidstone, Kent, ME14 1XQ, UK.

Disclaimer
Kent County Council (KCC) makes every effort to ensure that the information on this Website is accurate and up-to-date. If errors are brought to our attention, we will try to correct them. However, we cannot accept responsibility for any loss, damage or inconvenience caused by reliance on inaccurate material contained in this Website.

Links to other sites
Certain links, including hypertext links, in our site will take you outside the Website. KCC will make reasonable efforts to ensure the content available on linked websites is not defamatory or offensive.

Inclusion of any link does not imply endorsement or approval by KCC of the linked website, its operator or its content nor is KCC responsible for the content of any website or web page outside of the Website.

Copyright
Unless otherwise stated all materials, computer programs, pictures, audio, video, artistic music and literary works featured on the Website or viewable by means of the Website, and the selection or arrangement thereof, is copyright of KCC (Copyright Protected Material). Permission is granted to reproduce Copyright Protected Material in any format or media, provided:

  • it is solely used for private or educational use
  • it is reproduced accurately and no changes are made to the material
  • it is not used in a derogatory or misleading context
  • KCC is acknowledged as the owner.

The permission to reproduce the Copyright Protected Material does not extend to:

  • copyright works which are identified as being the copyright of a third party
  • audio and/or video conveyed in any Webcast viewable via the Website
  • the coat of arms of KCC
  • commercial purposes without the express written permission of KCC.

Should you require permission for the above, please contact the owner of the site/page (as stated at the bottom of the relevant page) or, in absence of this information, the Online Communications Officer (see below for details).

Accessibility
KCC endeavours at all times to make the Website as accessible as reasonably possible to all users. In no way does KCC seek to deliberately discriminate against disabled users to access the website service in accordance with the Disability Discrimination Act 1995.

Explanation of technical terms

Browser
Used to locate and display Web pages via a software application. The most popular ones are Microsoft Internet Explorer and Mozilla Firefox.

Cookie
Message given to a web browser by a web server. The message is then stored by the browser in a text file called 'cookie.txt'. Cookies are used to enable a website to 'remember' whether a user has visited the site before and possibly to store marketing information about previous visits (items bought last time, pages visited etc.).

Cookies are also used to store temporary information as a user moves from page to page within a site (items in a shopping basket etc.). Such cookies are erased when the user session ends.

This information is converted to number format for statistical purposes, and all information relating to the individual is erased when the user session is ended. Users can set their browser not to allow cookies to be stored in their computer. To do this, please follow the instructions provided with your web browser software.

IP address
If you are connected to the Internet you have one, for example it may look something like this 198.184.98.9

User session
A user's visit to a site begins when the user first accesses any page on a given site and ends after a visitor has left that site and not revisited it within a specified amount of time (normally 20 minutes) or when the user's browser is closed.

Web server
Delivers (serves up) web pages to your computer.

Web form
An electronic application form in which the visitor inserts requested information and sends it to the owner of the website using the features available.