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You may use and re-use the information featured on this website (not including logos) 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. Any enquiries regarding the use and re-use of this information resource should be sent to e-mail:

Where we have identified any third party copyright material you will need to obtain permission from the copyright holders concerned.

Terms & Conditions

Using this website:

The VRC website is maintained for your personal use and viewing. The access and use of the VRC website featuring these terms and conditions constitutes your acceptance of these terms and conditions. They take effect from the date on which you first use this website.

Linking to the VRC website:

We welcome organisations and individuals to create links to our home page and individual pages within our website, without requiring our permission to do so. However, we do request that those linking to our website respect the following conditions:

We prefer that the VRC logo itself should not be used as a hyperlink rather a separate text descriptor should be used as a hyperlink. But where, for design reasons, the logo is required to act as a hyperlink, then it must not link to anywhere other than the VRC home page (

Linking to third party websites:

The VRC is not responsible for the contents or reliability of linked websites and does not necessarily endorse the views expressed within them. Listing should not be taken as endorsement of any kind. We cannot guarantee that these links will work all of the time and we have no control over the availability of the linked pages.


The VRC 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 VRC 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.

Privacy Policy:

Protecting the privacy and personal data of the visitors to our site is of the utmost importance to us.

In accordance with the Data Protection Act, we have a legal duty to protect any information we collect from you. We will only use your information for the purpose as described and we do not pass on your details to any other government department or third party unless you have given us permission to do so.

You have a right to access your personal data and rectify any inaccuracies.

We do not use cookies for collecting user information. Log files allow us to record visitor's use of the site to enable us to enhance the future layout of the site. The data we gather in this way does not contain any personal information or information about which other sites you have visited.

This privacy statement only covers the VRC website and does not cover other websites which may have been accessed via links from our site.

Virus protection:

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.


Readable and resizable fonts:

All the fonts used on this site are sans-serif fonts that are choosen for their readability on screen. All of the text on this website is sized in percentages and is therefore resizable by your web browser.

Fixed layout:

This website has been designed with a fixed width so for optimum viewing it is recommened you have a minimum screen resolution of 1024 x 768 pixels.


This site has been tested on the latest versions of:

The site should still display correctly in earlier versions of these browsers, but it is always recommended you upgrade and use the most up to date version as they often have higher levels of security and functionality.

Most browser suppliers will allow you to upgrade for free. Visit the browser's website to find out about the latest versions and how to download them.


If you have any feedback about the accessibility of our website please email the VRC Secretariat.

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