Website Terms and Conditions

Requirements for using the Chartered Institution of Railway Operators (CIRO) website and social media provision.

1. General

This website is provided by CIRO, Beacon Building 2nd Floor, Stafford Enterprise Park West, Weston Road, Stafford ST18 0BF.

CIRO is a UK registered company, RC 000918, governed by its Charter and Bye-Laws.

Your use of the CIRO website is subject to the following terms and conditions, which you are deemed to accept by using the website. If you are not able to accept these terms and conditions, you should not use the CIRO website.

2. Terms of Use

By accessing this website, you agree that you will access its contents solely for your own personal, professional, but non-commercial use. Your use of any information or materials on this website is entirely at your own risk, for which we shall not be liable. It shall be your own responsibility to ensure that any products, services or information available through this website meet your specific requirements. This website contains material which is owned by or licensed to us. This material includes, but is not limited to, the design, layout, look, appearance and graphics. Reproduction is prohibited other than in accordance with the copyright notice, which forms part of these terms and conditions.

3. Privacy Policy

The Chartered Institution of Railway Operators (CIRO) has always taken great care to protect members’ data and is an organisation that has always been run with its members at its heart. As a result data protection has never been just about complying with the law, data protection has always been about keeping personal data safe and being fair in how it works with individuals and CIRO will continue to operate this way.

Therefore, CIRO takes your trust and right to privacy very seriously and is committed to ensuring that whenever we process personal information we do this fairly, lawfully and in a transparent manner. We comply fully with all of our obligations under the data protection laws. These laws include the Data Protection Act 1998 (DPA), and any statutory modification or re-enactment thereof, and the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

More information can be found in the Privacy Policy section of this website

4. Links to Third Party Websites

This website contains links to other websites for your convenience and the inclusion of the link in our website does not imply any endorsement, guarantee, warranty or representation by us of the quality or accuracy of the information, products or services provided to you on these third-party websites.

These websites are not operated by CIRO and are not under the control of CIRO. The links are not monitored or maintained by CIRO nor are we responsible for the content of such third-party websites. CIRO accepts no responsibility whatsoever for these websites so, if you follow a link to any of these websites, please note that these websites have their own privacy policies and that CIRO does not accept any responsibility or liability for these policies.

5. No Unlawful or Prohibited Use

As a condition of your use of the CIRO website, you confirm to CIRO that you will not use the CIRO website for any purpose that is unlawful or prohibited by these terms, conditions, and notices. You may not use the CIRO website in any manner which could damage, disable, overburden, or impair the CIRO website or interfere with any other party’s use and enjoyment of the CIRO’s websites. You may not obtain or attempt to obtain any materials or information through any means not intentionally made available or provided for through the CIRO’s websites.

6. Use of Communication Services

The CIRO website may contain bulletin board services, chat areas, news groups, forums, communities, personal web pages, calendars, and/or other message or communication facilities designed to enable you to communicate with the public at large or with a group (collectively, “Communication Services”), you agree to use the Communication Services only to post, send and receive messages and material that are proper and related to the particular Communication Service. By way of example, and not as a limitation, you agree that when using a Communication Service, you will not:

  • Defame, abuse, harass, stalk, threaten or otherwise violate the legal rights (such as rights of privacy and publicity) of others.
  • Publish, post, upload, distribute or disseminate any inappropriate, profane, defamatory, infringing, obscene, indecent or unlawful topic, name, material or information.
  • Upload files that contain software or other material protected by intellectual property laws (or by rights of privacy of publicity) unless you own or control the rights thereto or have received all necessary consents.
  • Upload files that contain viruses, corrupted files, or any other similar software or programs that may damage the operation of another’s computer.
  • Advertise or offer to sell or buy any goods or services for any business purpose, unless such Communication Service specifically allows such messages.
  • Conduct or forward surveys, contests, pyramid schemes or chain letters.
  • Download any file posted by another user of a Communication Service that you know, or reasonably should know, cannot be legally distributed in such manner.
  • Falsify or delete any author attributions, legal or other proper notices or proprietary designations or labels of the origin or source of software or other material contained in a file that is uploaded.
  • Restrict or inhibit any other user from using and enjoying the Communication Services.
  • Violate any code of conduct or other guidelines which may be applicable for any particular Communication Service.
  • Harvest or otherwise collect information about others, including e-mail addresses, without their consent.
  • Violate any applicable laws or regulations.

CIRO has no obligation to monitor the Communication Services. However, CIRO reserves the right to review materials posted to a Communication Service and to remove any materials in its sole discretion. The CIRO reserves the right to terminate your access to any or all of the Communication Services at any time without notice for any reason whatsoever.

CIRO reserves the right at all times to disclose any information as necessary to satisfy any applicable law, regulation, legal process or governmental request, or to edit, refuse to post or to remove any information or materials, in whole or in part, in the CIRO’s sole discretion.

Always use caution when giving out any personally identifying information about yourself or your children in any Communication Service. CIRO does not control or endorse the content, messages or information found in any Communication Service and, therefore, CIRO specifically disclaims any liability with regard to the Communication Services and any actions resulting from your participation in any Communication Service. Managers and hosts are not authorised CIRO spokespersons, and their views do not necessarily reflect those of the Institution.

Materials uploaded to a Communication Service may be subject to posted limitations on usage, reproduction and/or dissemination. You are responsible for adhering to such limitations if you download the materials.

7. Modification of These Terms of Use

CIRO reserves the right to change the terms, conditions, and notices under which the CIRO’s website is offered, including, but not limited to, the charges associated with the use of the CIRO website.