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Terms and Conditions

Use of this website is subject to the terms and conditions which follow.

nidirect and the user

www.nidirect.gov.uk is a UK government website managed by the Executive Information Service of the Office of the First Minister and Deputy First Minister, henceforth referred to as "We". In entering our site you the user ("You") are accepting our Terms and Conditions.

Using our website

www.nidirect.gov.uk is maintained for your personal use and viewing. Access and use by you of this site constitutes acceptance by you of these Terms and Conditions which take effect from the date of first use

Intellectual property

The names, images and logos identifying nidirect, government departments, third parties and their information, products and services are proprietary marks of the Crown and/or third parties.

Copying or use of our logos and/or any other third party logos accessed via this website is not permitted without prior approval from the relevant copyright owner.

Requests for permission to use our logo should be directed to:

nidirect
Central Editorial Team
Annexe C
Dundonald House
Stormont Estate
Belfast
BT4 2SF

Tell us how and why you wish to use our logo(s). Please include your contact details - name, address, telephone number, fax number and email.

Hyperlinking

Linking to us at www.nidirect.gov.uk

You do not have to ask permission to link directly to pages hosted on this site. We do not object to you linking directly to the information that is hosted on our site. However, we do not permit our pages to be loaded into frames on your site.

www.nidirect.gov.uk pages must load into the user's entire window.

Links to external websites

Links on nidirect will lead to other websites which are not under our control. We are not responsible for the content of any linked site. Listing and linking should not be taken as an endorsement of any kind and we accept no liability in respect of the content. We cannot guarantee that these links will work all of the time and have no control over the availability of the linked pages.

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.

Disclaimer

The www.nidirect.gov.uk 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 www.nidirect.gov.uk website.

These Terms and Conditions shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of Northern Ireland. Any dispute arising under these Terms and Conditions shall be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of Northern Ireland.