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1. Online privacy statement

1.1 HS2 Ltd and Department for Transport worked with Dialogue by Design, an independent consultation company, to conduct the analysis and reporting for the consultation. Any personal information you provided was processed by HS2 Ltd and Department for Transport and Dialogue by Design, in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998, to assist in the work related to the subject of this consultation.

1.2 The information you provided is held and transferred securely. The information has been passed on to HS2 Ltd and Department for Transport; it will only be used for engagement related to the subject of this consultation.

1.3 We log IP addresses for the purposes of system administration and to audit the use of our site. We do not link IP addresses to personal information.

1.4 This website uses cookies: how and why we use these cookies is explained in our Cookies Policy. By registering and logging in to the consultation you will be consenting to our use of cookies in accordance with this policy.

2. Ground rules for participating

2.1 Use of the information provided for reporting purposes. A summary report of this consultation has been made available. Non-confidential responses of response form format are displayed on this website and may be included in published reports. A list of organisations who have responded to the consultation are displayed on this website and may be included in published reports. Responses categorised as being from members of the public and from business - local or regional, who did not use the response form have not been included on this website, as they did not explicitly opt in or out of publication.

2.2 Attribution of consultation responses in published documents and on this website. For responses made by individuals the response will be displayed but the respondent's name will not. For responses made on behalf of an organisation, the organisation name will be displayed together with the response, but not the name of the individual who made the response.

2.3 Requests for confidential treatment of responses. If you requested confidential treatment of your response, we will not include it in the display of responses on the website and in the published consultation reports. However, your response may still be subject to publication or disclosure in accordance with relevant legislation such as the Freedom of Information Act.

2.4 Inclusion of personal information in the body of consultation responses. If a consultation response contains a reference to the participant’s details, or details of other individuals or organisations, we have tried to replace this with either an editor's note or XXXX's. We cannot guarantee that all instances have been picked up. However, we can confirm that respondents were given the opportunity to indicate if their response should be treated confidentially.

2.5 Users are prohibited from impersonating another person and from posting material that is obscene, defamatory, threatening, harassing, abusive, hateful, or embarrassing to any person or entity, or any sexually explicit image, any advertisement or solicitation of business, chain letters or pyramid schemes. We will remove any such material at our discretion.

3. Copyright

3.1 This consultation website is driven by a proprietary application developed by Dialogue by Design. No part of this application may be copied or adapted without prior written permission from Dialogue by Design.

4. Disclaimer

4.1 Dialogue by Design makes every effort to represent the information passed on to us by our client accurately on this website. We cannot accept responsibility for any inconvenience, loss or damage caused as a result of inaccurate information on these pages. Dialogue by Design provides links to websites maintained by other organisations as part of our service, but we cannot accept any liability for their accuracy or content nor do we endorse any externally linked sites.

4.2 Any views or opinions expressed are those of the consultees and not the views of Dialogue by Design or HS2 Ltd and Department for Transport.

4.3 If you have any questions about these terms and conditions, or if you have any comments or questions about the accuracy of the information on this site please contact: facilitators@dialoguebydesign.com