Website terms and conditions for use
Data Protection Act 1998
The Data Protection Act 1998 establishes rights for individuals who disclose their personal information – where personal information is widely defined – to any organisation for any purposes involving processing of that information. Any organisation which processes information about living individuals is a data controller for the purposes of the Act; that is a person who determines the purposes for which and the manner in which any personal data are, or are to be, processed. A data controller is required by the Act to ensure that the data subject has, is provided with, or has made readily available to him certain specified information, including the data controller’s identity, the identity of any other person to whom he may disclose the information, and the purpose or purposes for which the data are intended to be processed.
The data controller in relation to this web site is the Department. The purposes for which the data are intended to be processed are as follows:
1. Comments, questions and feedback
If you send an enquiry by e-mail to either a specific contact or a general enquiry address identified on the web site, we will only use your personal details obtained from your enquiry to respond to your query or improve the site. In some instances, it may not be possible for the Department to provide the information requested directly. In such circumstances we may pass your enquiry to another government department so that they can fulfil your information request. In either case we shall delete your personal data once we have acknowledged your comment, responded to your request or passed it on to another Department.
2. Site usage information
Your Rights as a Data Subject
As a data subject, you have various rights under the Act, including a right of access to any personal data being held about you by the Department as data controller. The Department will supply you with details of any personal data we are holding about you if you submit a request ("subject access request") to Informationhandling@dft.gsi.gov.uk or write to the Data Protection Officer, Department for Transport, D/04, Ashdown House, Sedlescombe Road North, St Leonards on Sea, East Sussex, TN37 7GA. To find out more, please see Freedom of Information requests.
How to make a complaint
Our Information Charter provides details about what you should do if you are unhappy with our service.
For further help about this web site please contact the firstname.lastname@example.org email account.
Copyright and third party rights
See Crown copyright.
The Department for Transport 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 departmental 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.
The names, images and logos identifying the Department are propriety marks of the Crown. The copying and use of the logo and other Department-related logos is not permitted without prior approval of the Department. Permission requests should be directed to External Communications via email@example.com. Tell us who you are, the organisation you represent (if any), how and why you wish to use our logo. Please include your contact details, including name, address, telephone number, fax number and e-mail.
The Department makes every effort to check and test material at all stages of production. It is always wise for users to run an anti virus program on all material downloaded from the Internet.
The Department cannot accept any responsibility for any loss, disruption or damage to your data or your computer system which may occur whilst using material off the website.
Linking to us
The Department encourages users to establish hypertext links to http://www.dft.gov.uk. You don’t have to ask permission to link to pages hosted on the website, however we do not permit our pages to be loaded into frames on your site. The Department’s pages must load into the user’s entire window. We do not permit the use of our logos as promotional or hypertext objects.
Linking by us
The Department does not link to commercial websites. If your site is non-commercial, please contact the webmaster about establishing a hyperlink. It is our policy to obtain permission from websites to which we would like to hyperlink.
Note that the Department is not responsible for the contents or reliability of hyperlinked websites and does not necessarily endorse the views expressed within them. Should a hyperlink be made, listing should not be taken as endorsement. We cannot guarantee that hyperlinks will work as we have no control over the availability of the linked pages.