Terms and conditions, privacy, copyright
Using our website
The National School of Government website is maintained for your personal use and viewing. Access and use by you of this site constitutes your acceptance of these Terms and Conditions. This takes effect from the date on which you first use this website.
This website is run by the National School of Government. It is our intention that our website is usable and accessible to all users. This website's objective is to conform to the Guidelines for UK Government Websites (http://www.cabinetoffice.gov.uk/e-government/resources/handbook/introduction.asp), which supports Web Content Accessibility Guidelines of the World Wide Web Consortium (http://www.w3.org/).
This accessibility statement applies only to the National School of Government website at www.nationalschool.gov.uk. It does not apply to any other site, including any site that is linked from our pages.
Hyperlinking to the National School of Government website
We do not object to you linking directly to pages on this site and you do not need to ask permission to do so. However, we do not permit our pages to be loaded into frames on your site. The National School of Government pages must be displayed in the user's entire browser window.
Hyperlinking from the National School of Government website
We are not responsible for the content or reliability of the websites we link to and do not necessarily endorse the views expressed within them.
We aim to replace broken links to other sites but cannot guarantee that these links will always work as we have no control over the availability of other sites.
We make every effort to check and test material at all stages of production. It is always wise for you to run an anti-virus program on all material downloaded from the Internet. We cannot accept any responsibility for any loss, disruption or damage to your data or your computer system which may occur whilst using material derived from this website.
The National School of Government website and material relating to government information, products and services (or to third party information, products and services), is provided 'as is', without any representation or endorsement made and without warranty of any kind whether express or implied, including but not limited to the implied warranties of satisfactory quality, fitness for a particular purpose, non-infringement, compatibility, security and accuracy.
We do not warrant that the functions contained in the material contained in this site will be uninterrupted or error free, that defects will be corrected, or that this site or the server that makes it available are free of viruses or represent the full functionality, accuracy, reliability of the materials. In no event will we be liable for any loss or damage including, without limitation, indirect or consequential loss or damage, or any loss or damages whatsoever arising from use or loss of use of, data or profits arising out of or in connection with the use of the National School of Government website.
These Terms and Conditions shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of England and Wales. Any dispute arising under these Terms and Conditions shall be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of England and Wales.
Photographs may be taken at our events/courses for use in future National School of Government material. If you do not wish to be photographed please make yourself known to the photographer at the time.
This privacy statement only covers the main National School of Government website www.nationalschool.gov.uk and not any sub-domains or eLearning packages. It does not cover all sites that can be linked to from this site, so you should always be aware when you are moving to another site and read the privacy statement on that site.
What information do we collect?
If you are a user with general public and anonymous access, the National School of Government website does not capture or store personal information about you but simply logs your IP address, which is automatically recognised by our web server. This is known as a 'log file' which we use to compile site usage statistics.
We collect two kinds of information from visitors to this website: feedback; and email subscription details.
We welcome your feedback. If you contact us asking for information, we may need to contact other government departments to find that information. If your question is technical, we may need to pass it to our technology suppliers.
We do not pass on any of your personal information when dealing with your enquiry, unless you have given us permission to do so. Once we have replied to you, we keep a record of your message for audit purposes.
Some areas of this website offer email updates. To receive these email updates, you need to register, giving: your email address; a user name; and password. We do not share the information you provide with any third parties and we protect it in accordance with the Data Protection Act.
Access to your information and contacting us
The material on this site is subject to Crown copyright protection unless otherwise indicated. Crown copyright protected material (other than the Royal Arms and departmental or agency logos) may be reproduced free of charge in any format or medium for research, private study or for internal circulation within an organisation. This is subject to the material being reproduced accurately and not used in a misleading context. Where any of the Crown copyright items on this site are being republished or copied to others, the source of the material must be identified and the copyright status acknowledged.
For any other proposed use of the material, you should apply for a Click-Use Licence from the Office of Public Sector Information (OPSI).
Website: OPSI Click-Use Licences
Address:Information Policy Division
Office of Public Sector Information
St Clements House
Norwich NR3 1BQ
Fax: 01603 723000 or
Email: OPSI Licensing
The permission to reproduce Crown protected material does not extend to any material on this site for which the copyright is identified as being held by a third party. For authorisation to reproduce such material, you must contact the copyright holder.
For further information on Crown copyright policy and licensing arrangements, see the guidance on OPSI's guidance website.
Copying our logos or any other third party logos from this website is not permitted without approval from the relevant copyright owner. For permission to use National School of Government logo, contact:Helen Kirkby
National School of Government
Larch Avenue, Ascot SL5 0QE
Phone: 01344 634643
Email Helen Kirkby
You should explain how and why you want to use our logos, and include your name, address, phone number, fax number and email address.