Terms and Conditions

Welcome to the Let's talk Newcastle site. Here are some general guidelines to help make sure everyone gets the best out of the site:

  • Do respect other peoples' views
  • Do stay on theme and be relevant to the debate
  • Do be honest – we want to hear both the good and the bad
  • Do be responsible in your comments – think about how your comments will effect others and remember children use the site
  • Do be patient – respect other's abilities
  • Do write in English – its important to make sure that everyone can understand the debate
  • Don't be afraid to take part in the discussion
  • Don't be abusive – personal insults will not be tolerated
  • Don't use bad language or offensive content – if you are not sure then don't post it!
  • Don't use this site to address personal complaints – use the correct channels
  • Don't reveal any personal information about yourself or about other people
  • Don't use the site for business advertising or personal promotion

Everyone who registers to use Let's talk Newcastle is subject to the following terms and conditions. These rules also govern how user submissions are moderated, as defined below, and the message boards on the site. These rules may be reviewed and updated at any time; the latest copy will be displayed on this page. See the section below about legal issues which apply to your user submissions.


General safety advice

Make sure you have the permission of other people who may appear in your video, photograph or audio file

  • Please remember that if you use your real name as your user name that this will be visible to other people – some people prefer to make up a 'screen name'.
  • Never reveal any personal information about yourself or anyone else (for example, telephone number, home address or email address).
  • Please remember to be cautious when agreeing to meet people from the website – they may not be who they say they are.
  • Please take a moment to read the Internet Safety Guidelines provided by Directgov.

About the law:

  • You may not submit any defamatory or illegal material of any nature in letstalknewcastle.co.uk This includes text, graphics, video, programs or audio.

  • Contributing material with the intention of committing or promoting an illegal act is strictly prohibited.

 Breaching these Terms of Use

  • If you fail to abide by Let's Talk Newcastle terms and conditions, you will be sent an e-mail that informs you why your contribution has been rejected and / or why your account has been suspended / deleted.
  • If you post or send offensive or inappropriate content anywhere on or to letstalknewcastle.co.uk Newcastle City Council may notify relevant third parties about your content
  • Newcastle City Council reserves the right to delete any contribution, or take action against any account, at any time, for any reason and without notice.
  • If you would like to report a breach of these terms of use within the Lets talk Newcastle website you can register your complaint to Newcastle City Council, Civic Centre, Barras Bridge, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 8PP or you can go to www.IWF.org.uk the Internet Watch Foundation for reporting illegal content.


General Points

  • The views expressed in letstalknewcastle.co.uk are those of members of the public
  • The views of Newcastle City Council are indicated, but may also represent the personal opinions of council officers or councillors and not agreed council policy
  • These terms shall be governed by and interpreted in accordance with the laws of England and Wales.

Data Protection Statement

This statement covers the personal data you give us when you register to use the service:

Data protection

Your personal data you give us on the registration form will be held and used in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998. Information on the Act can be found here: Data Protection Guide

Privacy Policy

Please see council's Privacy Policy.


Your personal data will be used for the purpose of communicating with you, evaluating the project and ensuring that letstalknewcastle.co.uk is being used in accordance with the terms of use for the site. The data will not be used for any other purpose that is not compatible with the purposes for which it is collected.

Your personal data will be stored for a period of up to 2 years.

Any data protection queries please contact: Information Governance Officer, Newcastle City Council, Civic Centre, Barras Bridge, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 8QN.