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Cookies & Small Print

This is the boring bit where we need to explain the legal points that apply when you access our website.

We use a number of different cookies on our site. If you do not know what cookies are, or how to control or delete them, then we recommend you visit for detailed guidance.

The list below describe the cookies we use on this site and what we use them for. Currently we operate an 'implied consent' policy which means that we assume you are happy with this usage. If you are not happy, then you should either not use this site, or you should delete the cookies having visited the site, or you should browse the site using your browser's anonymous usage setting (called "Incognito" in Chrome, "InPrivate" for Internet Explorer, "Private Browsing" in Firefox and Safari etc.)

First Party Cookies

These are cookies that are set by this website directly.

Google Analytics: We use Google Analytics to collect information about visitor behaviour on our website. Google Analytics stores information about what pages you visit, how long you are on the site, how you got here and what you click on. This Analytics data is collected via a JavaScript tag in the pages of our site and is not tied to personally identifiable information. We therefore do not collect or store your personal information (e.g. your name or address) so this information cannot be used to identify who you are.

You can find out more about Google's position on privacy by going to

Third Party Cookies

These are cookies set on your device by external websites whose services are used on this site. Cookies of this type are the sharing buttons across the site allow visitors to share content onto social networks. Cookies are currently set by Amazon, Facebook and Twitter. In order to implement these buttons, and connect them to the relevant social networks and external sites, there are scripts from domains outside of our website. You should be aware that these sites are likely to be collecting information about what you are doing all around the internet, including on this website.

You should check the respective policies of each of these sites to see how exactly they use your information and to find out how to opt out, or delete, such information.


Your access to the Radio Sunderland Web site is subject to the following terms and conditions, which take effect on the date you first access the Radio Sunderland Web Site. By accessing the Radio Sunderland Web Site you agree to such terms and conditions without any qualification. If you do not agree to them then you do not have permission to access the Radio Sunderland Web Site and you should not enter the Radio Sunderland Web Site.

All rights (including copyright, database rights and other intellectual property rights) in the Radio Sunderland Web Site are the property of or licensed to Radio Sunderland at all times. All material contained on the Radio Sunderland Web Site including text, images, graphics, trademarks, logos, service marks and personal likenesses is proprietary or copyright material and unless otherwise specified may not be copied, reproduced, downloaded, posted, transmitted, distributed, stored in any medium (including on any other web site) or interfered with in any way except that you may however download a single copy of material displayed on the Radio Sunderland Web Site on your home computer for non-commercial, personal use only provided that you retain all copyrights, credits and other notices contained on the material. You will not modify such material or use it for any other purpose.

Radio Sunderland will use its reasonable endeavours to monitor and review the discussion, chat, postings, transmissions and other dialogue on the Radio Sunderland Web Site periodically and generally to follow best practice. Radio Sunderland, however, is not capable of monitoring all such material continuously and the Radio Sunderland Web Site and its contents are provided on an "AS IS" basis. Radio Sunderland shall not have and hereby expressly disclaims so far as may be permitted by law all responsibility and liability whatsoever (including liability for any damages such as, without limitation, indirect or consequential damages or any damages whatsoever arising from use of or in connection with use of the Radio Sunderland Web Site) for any error, inaccuracy, misrepresentation, defamation, omission, falsehood, obscenity, profanity, pornographic material, dangerous material or any other material contained within its Web Site. Radio Sunderland does not warrant that the functions contained in its Web Site will be uninterrupted or error free, that any defects will be corrected, or that its Web Site or the server that makes it available are free of viruses. Radio Sunderland does not represent the full functionality accuracy or reliability of such material. Furthermore, Radio Sunderland does not review or monitor the content of any off-site pages or any other sites linked to the Radio Sunderland Web Site and assumes no liability for and shall have no responsibility for any of the content thereof (including, without limitation, any sale or transaction undertaken on such off-site pages).

You may not:
  :: post or transmit at any time on the Radio Sunderland Web Site any of the following material:
  :: indecent, obscure, vulgar or pornographic material
  :: material which is illegal, threatening, abusive, harassing or defamatory
  :: material which is racially, religiously or ethnically hateful or objectionable
  :: material which is defamatory or seditious
  :: material which is blasphemous
  :: chain letters, pyramid schemes or unsolicited advertising
  :: any material which breaches another person's rights such as copyrights or moral rights
  :: do anything which restricts another subscriber's use or enjoyment of the Radio Sunderland Web Site
  :: use the Radio Sunderland Web Site for any unlawful purpose
  :: disrupt the Radio Sunderland Web Site by, for example, making the screen scroll too quickly for other subscribers to type their messages, or suddenly changing the subject matter in order to stop the flow of dialogue.

Radio Sunderland reserves the right to terminate your access to its Web Site immediately and may take legal action against you if you breach these rules for online conduct.

You agree not to act or rely upon any information or material contained on the Radio Sunderland Web Site, which is provided by Radio Sunderland for your general interest and entertainment only. Radio Sunderland shall not have and hereby expressly disclaims so far as may be permitted by law all liability arising from your reliance upon such information of any nature whether direct or indirect.

Any information or data you transmit or post on the Radio Sunderland Web Site will be non-confidential and shall belong absolutely to Radio Sunderland and may be used by Radio Sunderland for any purpose including without limitation for reproduction, disclosure to third parties, broadcasting, transmission, posting or otherwise at Radio Sunderland's absolute discretion, and in consideration of Radio Sunderland permitting your access to its Web Site and for other good and valuable consideration the sufficiency of which you hereby acknowledge, you hereby assign to Radio Sunderland by way of present assignment of present and future copyright all rights of any nature in and to such material throughout the world in perpetuity including all renewals and reversions thereof.

You agree to indemnify and keep Radio Sunderland indemnified from and against any and all claims, damages, expenses, costs and liabilities arising in any manner from your entry to and use of the Radio Sunderland Web Site other than in accordance with these terms and conditions.

Radio Sunderland may periodically update and revise these terms and conditions and you agree to be bound by such revisions and should therefore revisit this page periodically to acquaint yourself with such.

Radio Sunderland accepts no obligation to maintain or update the Radio Sunderland Web Site and does not represent or warrant that the information accessible within its Web Site is accurate, complete, or up to date.

If any of these terms and conditions should be determined to be illegal, invalid or unenforceable such term or condition shall to the extent required be severed from these terms and conditions and rendered ineffective, as far as possible without modifying the remaining provisions of these terms and conditions.

These terms and conditions shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of England & Wales.


The following statement explains our policy regarding the personal information we collect about you.


This policy covers Radio Sunderland's use of personal information that Radio Sunderland collects when you visit Radio Sunderland's websites. From time to time, you will be asked to submit personal information about yourself (e.g. name and email address) in order to receive or use services on Radio Sunderland's websites. Such services include newsletters, competitions, live chats, and club or website membership.

By entering your details in the fields requested, you enable Radio Sunderland and its service providers to provide you with the services you select. Whenever you provide such personal information, we will treat that information in accordance with this policy. When using your personal information Radio Sunderland will act in accordance with current legislation and aim to meet current Internet best practice.

Use and storage of your personal information

When you supply personal information to any of Radio Sunderland's websites (e.g. for competitions), we have legal obligations towards you in the way we use the data. We must collect the information fairly, that is, we must explain how we will use it (see the privacy notices on particular webpages that let you know why we are requesting the information) and tell you if we want to pass the information on to anyone else.

In general, any information you provide to Radio Sunderland will only be used within Radio Sunderland and by its agents and service providers. Your information will be disclosed where we are obliged or permitted by law. Also, if you post or send offensive, inappropriate or objectionable content anywhere on or to Radio Sunderland's websites or otherwise engage in any disruptive behaviour on Radio Sunderland's websites, Radio Sunderland can use whatever information that is available to it about you to stop such behaviour. This may involve informing relevant third parties such as your e-mail/Internet provider and law enforcement agencies about the content and your behaviour.

We will hold your personal information on our systems for as long as you use the service you have requested, and remove it in the event that the purpose has been met, or, in the case of a club or website membership, you no longer wish to continue your interst or registration as a member. Where personal information is held for people who are not yet registered but have taken part in other website services (e.g. competitions), that information will be held as long as is necessary to ensure that the service is run smoothly. We will ensure that all personal information supplied is held securely, in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998.

If you are notified on a Radio Sunderland website that your information may be used to allow Radio Sunderland to contact you for "service administration purposes", this means that Radio Sunderland may contact you for a number of purposes related to the service you have signed up for. For example, we may wish to provide you with password reminders or notify you that the particular service has been suspended for maintenance. We will not contact you for promotional purposes, unless you specifically agree to be contacted for such purposes at the time you submit your information on the site, or at a later time if you sign up specifically to receive such promotional information.

Access to your personal information

You have the right to request a copy of the personal information Radio Sunderland holds about you and to have any inaccuracies corrected.

Users 16 and under

If you are aged 16 or under, please get your parent/guardian's permission beforehand whenever you provide personal information to Radio Sunderland's websites. Users without this consent are not allowed to provide us with personal information.



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