Access and use of this site by you constitutes your acceptance of these Terms and Conditions. This takes effect from the date on which you first use this website.
Linking to the Department of Health website
We do not object to you linking directly to pages on this site. We reserve the right to move or change our website URLs at any time. Rather than deep linking we recommend linking to section homepages, which are less likely to move or change.
Linking from the Department of Health 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.
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You may use and re-use the information featured on this website (not including logos or photographs) unless identified as another party’s copyright free of charge in any format or medium, under the terms of the Open Government Licence. We encourage users to establish hypertext links to this website.
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Logos, images and videos
If you wish to copy logos, images or videos from the dh.gov.uk website or any of our online channels, you must contact the Department of Health for further guidance and authorisation.
For some of these, content may not be Crown Copyright. You should contact the contributor of the case study/case history for permission to re-use it.
Third party copyright
The permission to reproduce Crown protected material does not extend to the material on this site which is identified as being the copyright of a third party or for any photographic images. Authorisation to reproduce such material must be obtained from the copyright holders concerned.
The names, images and logos identifying the Department of Health are proprietary marks.If you wish to copy or use the DH logo, you must get prior approval from the Department of Health’s branding team. (email@example.com).
Social media, bookmarking and digital engagement
RSS feeds: Our RSS feeds can be used as part of your website, however, we do require that proper format and attribution are used. The attribution text should read ‘DH RSS feeds’or ‘dh.gov.uk/health/rss-feeds’ as appropriate. We reserve the right to prevent the distribution of DH RSS feed content and do not accept any liability for these feeds.
Social bookmarking: Use of our social bookmarking links is subject to the general Terms and Conditions of this site, see ‘Linking from the Department of Health website’.
Social media: Our Twitter policy and moderation policies can be found on the Digital Health blog along with background documents on our wider digital engagement strategy.
The Department of Health 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 lossof use of, data or profits arising out of or in connection with the use of the Department of Health 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 subjectto the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of England and Wales.
Although we may from time to time monitor or review discussions, chat, postings,transmissions, bulletin boards and the like on dh.gov.uk, we are under no obligation to do so and assume no responsibility or liability arising from the content of any such locations nor for any error, omission, infringement, defamation, obscenity, or inaccuracy contained in any information within such locations on dh.gov.uk.
We may revise these terms and conditions without notice. Please check regularly. Continued use of the Department of Health website after a change has been made is your acceptance of the change.
If you have any questions about these terms and conditions or the practices of this website, please contact the Digital Communication team.