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Terms & Conditions

1. Online privacy statement

1.1 DfT is working with Dialogue by Design, an independent consultation company, to conduct this consultation. Any personal information you provide will be processed by DfT 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 provide will be held and transferred securely. The information will be passed on to DfT; 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 will be made available. Responses to this consultation may be displayed on a public website and may be included in published reports. A list of participants who have registered and a list of participants who have responded to the consultation may be displayed on a public website and may be included in published reports.

2.2 Attribution of consultation responses in published documents and on this website. We often include quotes from responses in our reports. For quotes made by individuals the quote 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 quote, but not the name of the individual who made the response.

2.3 Requests for confidential treatment of responses. If you request confidential treatment of your response, we will not include it 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 2000.

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 will assume that the participant is happy for the response to be included in reporting documentation including any such details and that they take full responsibility for such disclosure.

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.

2.6 You may only register once for this consultation; during the consultation period, you can update and amend your comments at any time by logging onto the website.

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 the DfT.

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 the enquiry line on 0300 123 4797