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Terms & Conditions

Using this website:

The VMD website is maintained for your personal use and viewing. The access and use of vmd.gov.uk 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 VMD 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 do not sanction the downloading of information from our site for use on other sites
  • Any VMD website pages must load into the user's entire window
  • The VMD reserves the right to move or change its website URLs at any time in order to meet changing business needs and to continually improve its online service.

We prefer that the VMD 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 VMD start page (www.vmd.defra.gov.uk).


Linking to third party websites:

The VMD 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.


Disclaimer:

The VMD 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 VMD 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 VMD 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.

Last Updated: 21 January 2011
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