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Terms & Conditions is a government website owned, operated and managed by the Department for Regional Development, hereafter referred to as 'the Department'. Access to, and use of, this site is provided by the Department for your personal use only. Use of this site constitutes your acceptance of these terms and conditions, which take effect immediately on your first use of the site. The Department reserves the right to change these Terms and Conditions at any time by posting changes online. You are responsible for reviewing regularly information posted online to obtain timely notice of such changes. Your continued use of this site after changes are posted constitutes your acceptance of this agreement as modified by the posted changes.

Intellectual Property

(This relates to creations of the mind: inventions (patents), literary works, symbols, names and images used in commerce.)

The names, images and logos identifying the Department are proprietary marks of the Department. Copying or use of the Department's logo and/or any other third party logos accessed via the Department's website is not permitted without prior approval from the Department or relevant copyright owner in accordance with the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988.

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Crown Copyright

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

Any enquiries regarding the use and re-use of this information resource should be sent to e-mail:

The permission to reproduce Crown-protected material does not cover any material on this site that is identified as being the copyright of another person or organisation. You must get permission to produce that material from the copyright holders. If in any doubt users should contact The National Archives in the first instance.

Details of the arrangements for reusing Crown copyright material can be found on The National Archive's website at:

or by contacting The National Archives at:

The National Archives
Tel: 020 8876 3444
Textphone/Minicom: 020 8392 9198
e-mail: use The National Archives contact forms

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Copying or use of the Department's logo and/or other third party logos accessed via this website is not permitted without prior approval from the copyright owner. Requests for permission to use the Department's logo should be directed to the

Communications Officer
Department for Regional Development
4th Floor
Clarence Court
10-18 Adelaide Street

Tel: 028 9054 1055
Fax: 028 9054 0378

Tell us how and why you wish to use our logos. Please include your contact details as appropriate; name, address, telephone number, fax number and e-mail.

See DRD Logo

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  • To us at :- We do not object to you linking directly to the information that is hosted on our site and, therefore, you do not need to ask our permission to do so. However, we would prefer it if our pages were not to be loaded into frames on your site. The Department's web pages should load into the user's entire window. If you do wish to load pages within frames then please contact the
  • Portal owners:- If you wish to include Department for Regional Development web pages within a portal site then please contact the Please include your contact details name, address, telephone number, fax number and e-mail and a description of your portal site.
  • From this website:- The links provided on this site are for your information and should not be taken as an endorsement of any kind. The Department accepts no responsibility in respect of your access to such websites or any material found on them . The Department cannot guarantee that these links will work all of the time and we have no control over the availability of linked pages.

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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.

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The Department's website, and material relating to government information, products and services (or third party information, products and services), are 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 make 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 damage whatsoever arising from use or loss of use of, data, or profits, arising out of or in connection with the use of the Department for Regional Development's 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.

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