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Online privacy statement

This online review is being administered by Dialogue by Design on behalf of Defra. Dialogue by Design's policy is to respect and protect the privacy of anyone who visits the Dialogue by Design website. The information submitted on this site will be passed to Defra once the review has been completed.

This site has security measures in place to protect the loss, misuse, and alteration of the information under our control. At all times, your information will be held in a secure manner.

We collect IP addresses only for the purposes of system administration and to audit the use of our site. As a necessary part of our website function we need to use cookies, these cookies are not malicious. If you reject our cookies it will not be possible to take part in any of our web-based processes.

Confidentiality and Data Protection

Information provided in response to this review, including personal information, may be subject to publication or disclosure in accordance with the access to information regimes (these are primarily the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (FOIA), the Data Protection Act 1998 (DPA) and the Environmental Information Regulations 2004).

Under the FOIA, there is a statutory Code of Practice with which public authorities must comply and which deals, amongst other things, with obligations of confidence.

Defra will process your personal data in accordance with the DPA and in the majority of circumstances this will mean that your personal data will not be disclosed to third parties.

Copyright and Disclaimer

Crown copyright 2002. The information presented on this site is subject to Crown copyright protection unless otherwise indicated. The Crown copyright protected material (other than the Royal Arms and departmental or agency logos) may be reproduced free of charge in any format or medium provided it is reproduced accurately and not in a misleading context. Where the material is being published or issued to others, the sources and copyright status should be acknowledged. Where any of the Crown copyright items on this site are being republished or copied to others, the source of the material must be identified and the copyright status acknowledged.

The website itself is copyright Dialogue by Design. No part of the site may be copied or adapted without written permission from Dialogue by Design.

Dialogue by Design makes every effort to ensure the accuracy of the information on this website. Any views or opinions expressed are those of the consultees and not the views of Dialogue by Design. 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. If you have any comments or questions about the accuracy of information on this site please contact: [email protected]

If you have any questions about this privacy statement or data protection issues generally, or if you have any comments or questions about the accuracy of information on this site please contact: [email protected].