Website terms and conditions

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.

We are not responsible for the content of external sites because:

  • We do not produce, maintain or update them
  • We cannot change them
  • They can be changed without our knowledge or agreement

We do not enter into reciprocal link agreements. We will try to respond to link requests but, due to the number that we receive, we cannot guarantee this, especially where the requested link does not satisfy the criteria below.

What we consider when linking to a site

Our consideration criteria include the following elements.

Is the site:

  • A government organisation, public organisation, charity or other publicly known and trusted organisation?
  • Delivering a service where the user can only complete the task using a third-party website? Is there evidence a user needs something that cannot be published on a council website?
  • A trustworthy source that can support users better than a council website?
  • Relevant to specific content on this site or to the council as a whole?
  • Usable and accessible (especially on mobile) and a safe place to send the user?
  • Up-to-date, authoritative and free from errors and 'under construction' messages?
  • Free from offensive material?
  • Free from any political bias or which could be perceived as political bias?
  • Free from religious bias or which could be perceived as religious bias?
  • Free to access so users can access the content without having to pay or register to see it?
  • Free from advertising commercial products, commodities or services for private individuals or companies not related to the council?
  • Transparent with respect to its ownership, funding and purposes?
  • 'Best in breed' - does another site do the same job better?
  • Free from violating any UK laws and regulations which are in force from time to time?

In relation to requests for links, the Digital Services Team's decision will be final.​

Linking to this site

You do not need permission to link to us. However, we would like to hear from you if you do.

Links made to the Rochdale Borough Council website should not infer any endorsement or partnership by us of your site, its services or its products.

Protecting the domain

The Central Digital and Data Office (CDDO) Domain Management team is responsible for overseeing all domains to protect the security of public services.