Terms & Conditions

iPad Loaning Scheme – Terms and Conditions of use: –

Somerset Libraries, Somerset County Council Acceptable Usage Policy

  1. Conditions of use; customer responsibilities

1.1 You must not download / run / play program files which are not supported by the Somerset Library Service. Some file types are blocked and cannot be downloaded, in order to prevent the spread of viruses and malicious software.

1.2 You must not look at illegal information / web sites.

1.3 You must not use the device to view, read, download, upload, distribute, circulate or sell any material which is pornographic, obscene, racist, sexist, offensive or intended to cause harassment, alarm, distress, to stir up or cause racial hatred. It is illegal to discriminate against others or to harass others by publishing or circulating discriminatory information.

1.4 You must have the consent of individuals featured before publishing information online, including photographs and video files. It is unlawful to publish untrue information which damages the reputation of a person or organisation, or holds them up to hatred, ridicule or contempt.

1.5 You must not break copyright law. All information on the Internet is subject to copyright unless specifically stated otherwise, including images, text, video, audio and all file types. Illegal download web sites which break copyright are blocked by the web filter.

1.6 You must not use our devices for any illegal activity including computer hacking, maliciously changing software, writing and publishing computer viruses.

  1. What happens if you break the terms and conditions or misuse the device?

Depending on the circumstances and the type of misuse, library staff may:

    2.1 Ask you to stop your inappropriate behaviour.

    2.2 Write to issue a warning that services may be withdrawn if you continue to misuse the service.

    2.3 Write to inform you that services have been withdrawn due to misuse.

    2.4 Inform the police and instigate an investigation.


  1. Legislation

3.1 Use of the device is covered by current or future legislation that applies to computer use and the internet.

3.2 Further details and the full version of the Somerset Libraries ICT acceptable use policy are available at:

Notification regarding the processing of any personal data supplied by the borrower

Data Controller – Somerset County Council

Data Protection Officer contact –

Purpose for processing – information is collected to enable the supply and return of a loan device and to manage any infringements in relations to the conditions of use. Data may also be used to monitor quality of service, for audit and for dealing with any enquiries or complaints.

Lawful basis for processing – Article 6(1)(b) of the GDPR – processing is necessary for the performance of a contract.

Data Sharing – the personal data provided will be shared with Somerset Libraries and Somerset County Council.

Transfers abroad – this data will not be transferred abroad.

Data Retention – this data will be retained for a period of 12 months.

Your Rights – You have the right to ask Somerset County Council to a copy of your data, the right to rectify or erase your personal data, and the right to object to processing. However these rights are only applicable if the Council has no other legal obligation concerning that data. You also have the right to complain to the regulator, https//

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