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Local Government Pension Scheme

Terms and conditions

Disclaimer

Whilst every care has been taken to ensure the accuracy of the information on this site we cannot guarantee that inaccuracies will not occur. No responsibility will be assumed by Kent Pension Fund for any direct or consequential loss, financial or otherwise, damage or inconvenience, or any other obligation or liability incurred by users of the site.

The information on this website is for general use only and does not cover every personal circumstance. If there is any disagreement over your pension benefits due under the Local Government Pension Scheme, the appropriate legislation will apply. This website does not give you any contractual or legal rights, and is provided for information purposes only.

Kent Pension Fund reserves the right to make changes to this site without notice. In no event shall Kent Pension Fund be liable for damages arising out of or related to the information contained within pages on this website.

Whilst every attempt is made to keep the content of the pages up-to-date, it would be helpful if users of the site could bring to our attention any perceived errors or omissions by emailing pensions@kent.gov.uk

Links to external sites

Links to external websites on this site are provided solely as a convenience to you. If you use these links, you will leave this site. Kent Pension Fund has reviewed some but not all of these external sites and is not responsible for any of these sites or their content.

Kent Pension Fund does not endorse or make any representations about them, or any information or other products or materials found there, or any results that may be obtained from using them. Kent Pension Fund will publish electronic links to websites only if they fit the needs of our users.

Adobe (PDF)

Throughout the site are links to a number of PDF documents. To view these documents you will need to have Adobe acrobat installed. If you cannot view Adobe Acrobat documents (PDF) you can download the free Adobe Reader from the Adobe website.

Copyright

The site, the layout, design, structure and all its content are the property of Kent Pension Fund.

Written permission should be requested and obtained beforehand for any commercial use by emailing us at pensions@kent.gov.uk

Privacy Policy

This website is covered by this privacy policy. The external web pages and websites linked to it are not covered by this privacy policy.

The personal information you send us will only be used for the purposes for which you provide it. Your information will only be held for as long as is necessary for these purposes.  It will not be passed on to any third parties. The only exceptions to this are in the undertaking of our statutory requirements as an administering authority of the Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS) and as a Local Authority.

Your personal data will be kept confidential by all Kent County Council employees who work for the Kent Pension Fund who may have access to it.

Collection of information

We will collect information about your visits to our website so that we can continually improve our online services. The statistics do not contain personal data and can not be traced back to the individual.

Cookies are used but not to collect personal information from visitors to the website. Find out more about how we use cookies on this website.

The terms used are explained below in 'Explanation of technical terms'.

Any personal information imparted is only used to carry out the service for which the user supplied the information. In order to provide the service needed only the necessary information will be requested from the user and will not be given to any third party.

Kent Pension Fund will comply with the Data Protection Act 1998 at all times.

Accessibility

Kent Pension Fund is committed to ensuring that this website is accessible to the widest possible range of people. We endeavour to continually assist users to access the website in accordance with the Disability Discrimination Act 1995. If you have any questions or suggestions regarding the accessibility of this site, or if you have difficulty using any part of it, please contact us on telephone number 03000 41 01 06 or email pensions@kent.gov.uk

General help and advice

If you have some form of disability whether visual, cognitive or motor related then there are many ways you can improve your browsing experience. For more details on how you can make the web more accessible visit the BBC accessibility website.

Explanation of technical terms

Browser
A browser displays pages from the web via a software application and allows you to move from one web page to another by clicking hyperlinks. Popular browsers include Microsoft Internet Explorer, Google Chrome and Firefox.

Cookie
A cookie is a small text file sent to your computer via your web browser. Cookies store information about you so that a website can remember you. Typical uses include allowing you to log into a website, use a shopping basket and remember your user preferences.

Cookies are also used by companies to monitor users' web browsing habits. It is possible to disable and delete cookies if you are concerned about privacy and security. However it is worth noting that, without cookies, some websites or functionality (e.g. shopping baskets) will not be accessible.

Google
Google is a company which hosts and develops internet-based services and products.

Google Analytics
Google Analytics (GA) is a service provided by Google which generates statistics about visitors to a website. The website owner uses the statistics to measure behaviour of visitors.

Hyperlink
A hyperlink is an underlined or different coloured word or phrase on a web page that can be clicked on to move to another page or to a different location on the same page.

IP address
An Internet Protocol address (IP address) is a numerical label assigned to each device (e.g. computer, printer) participating in a computer network that uses the internet for communication. IP addresses are binary numbers but they are usually stored in text files and displayed in notations which we can read, such as 172.16.254.1.

Search engine
Search engines typically provide a web page where you can search for documents that meet certain criteria. Popular search engines include Google, Yahoo! and Windows Live Search.

URL
A Uniform Resource Locator (URL) is an address that specifies the location of a file or web page on the internet. For example the URL of this website is http://www.kentpensionfund.co.uk/

Website traffic
Website traffic is a term used to describe the amount of data sent and received by visitors of a website.  It is determined by the number of visitors and pages visited. The owner of the website monitors incoming and outgoing traffic to assess trends and the most popular areas.