4.1 The User assumes full responsibility for the protection of his computer system including computer hardware software and stored data on his computer system including hardware software and stored data of third parties who may access or be otherwise connected to the User's computer system. The User will assume the responsibility of ensuring that programs or other data downloaded or otherwise received from this website are free from viruses, worms, Trojan horses or other items of a destructive nature.
4.2 Hounslow Council will take reasonable steps to ensure that data transmitted electronically to Hounslow Council via the site or otherwise and stored by Hounslow Council is not accessed by unauthorised third parties in accordance with the requirements of the Data Protection Act 1998 . The User accepts the risk that data transmitted electronically to Hounslow Council via this website or otherwise may be intercepted before reaching Hounslow Council or accessed from Hounslow Council’s data storage by third parties not authorised by Hounslow Council and may be exploited unlawfully by such unauthorised third parties.
5. Hounslow Council makes no representations as to the security quality or propriety of any website which may be accessed through this website and accepts no liability for the content or for any loss or damage caused or alleged to have been caused by the use of or reliance on information contained in such websites or goods or services purchased therefrom. Connected websites accessed through this website are independent websites over which Hounslow Council does not exercise any control whether financial editorial or of any other kind and are not in any way endorsed by Hounslow Council.