Web Site Policy Document

1. Standards

The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C), along with other groups and standards bodies, has established technologies for creating and interpreting web-based content. These technologies, which are called 'web standards', are carefully designed to deliver the greatest benefits to the greatest number of web users while ensuring the long-term viability of any document published on the Web.

Designing and building with these standards delivers sites that are accessible to more people and more types of Internet devices. Sites developed along these lines will continue to function correctly as traditional desktop browsers evolve, and as new Internet devices come to market.

Valid CSS!
Valid CSS!
Valid XHTML 1.0 Transitional

This site has been built using these standards as the basis for its construction. All pages validate as XHTML (either strict or transitional) and pass the Automated Verification tests (group 3) provided by the WIA. (Web Accessibility Initiative).

However, there is some incorrect information relating to the requirements of adjacent links when a page is validated. e.g., this page will fail WAI validation (group 3) because of checkpoint 10.5 (adjacent links). However, recent amendments have been applied. See the recent WCAG Samurai corrections to WCAG1: http://www.wcagsamurai.org/erratas/errata-listing/

web standards group logo
Gwelanmor Internet (who developed this site) is a member of the web standards group.

2. Suggested Browsers

Whilst the site has been designed so that all content will be visible in any browser, to get the best results it is recommended to view the present website with one of the following browsers :

Windows :
Internet Explorer 7 or later
Firefox 2.0 or later
Opera 9 or later
Macintosh :
Safari 2.0 or later
Firefox 2.0 or later

* It is also recommended that CSS and JavaScript are left as enabled (the default) in your browser.

3. Helper applications

Get Adobe Reader
Get the Adobe reader

Some material requires additional plug-ins/helper applications. For example, many of the forms provided on this site are pdf (portable document format) files. If you do not have the appropriate application to read the files, please download it by clicking on the corresponding link, below. Note that the plug-in and helper applications may be subject to change without notice.

4. General copyright


The information, data and graphics (i.e., the website data) found in this website belong to the RSPCA Cornwall, the original authors and/or other copyright owners. Except for printing or storage for individual use or for other actions approved by the copyright laws, it constitutes a violation of the copyright laws to duplicate, transfer, distribute, modify, delete or otherwise alter the website data, etc. without permission from the RSPCA Cornwall, original author and/or other copyright owner. If such an action is required, please consult the RSPCA in advance to obtain permission. However, the permission for use of the website data, etc. may be withheld in cases including the examples listed below.

  • When the website data, etc. contains a portrait.
  • When the website data, etc. contains a work or trademark belonging to a third party or a trademark of the RSPCA.
  • When the method or purpose of the use is judged to be inappropriate by the RSPCA.
  • A person using the website data of the present website should not alter or delete the copyright indications.

5. Terms and Conditions Regulating Email Collection

see separate document : TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF USE