The Developing Healthy Communities Project (DHC) reserves the right to make changes to these terms and conditions at any time. Please refer back to this section regularly because any amendments will be posted here and will apply to your continued use of the website. 

  • Copyright policy (last update 25th September 2017)
  • Disclaimer (last update 25th September 2017)
  • Exclusion of liability (last update 25th September 2017)
  • Privacy policy (last update 25th September 2017)
  • Our website links policy (last update 25th September 2017)

Definitions used in these terms and conditions

  • The terms "this site" and “this website” means all Internet pages in the
  • "DHC" includes any person or organisation involved in any part of the design, development, moderation, response-handling, marketing, promotion or other similar aspects of this site.
  • "User(s)", “visitor(s)”, “you”, “your” and “yours” means the person(s) accessing or interacting with the website.
  • "Content" means any information, data, text, graphics, photographs, publications, documents, links, programming code or other material published, contained or available on the website.
  • “indemnify” means to exempt.

Contact us

If you have questions about anything in these terms and conditions, please email [email protected] or write to us at DHC, Lilac Villa, Gransha Park, Derry / Londonderry, BT47 6TG.


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Copyright policy

DHC holds the copyright for the content of this website. Unless otherwise stated, the following copyright statement applies to all content found on this site.

Permitted use

Visitors to the DHC website are granted permission to access this copyright material (written or images) and to download the copyright material onto electronic, optical or similar storage media provided that such activities are for personal, non-commercial use.

Restricted use

Visitors to the DHC website must not reproduce, modify, display, distribute or publish any of the copyright material on this website without prior written permission from DHC. Commercial use or publication of all or any part of the content of this website is strictly prohibited without prior written authorisation from DHC.


All text, illustrations, photographs, videos and any other media presentation provided on the DHC website is provided for information purposes only.  Information on this website is subject to change without prior notice and it is the responsibility of the website visitor to check for relevant updates on a regular basis. Whilst every reasonable effort is made to ensure that the information on the website is complete, accurate and up-to-date, this cannot be guaranteed.

DHC shall not be liable whatsoever for any error, omission or damages incurred as a result of the use of information posted on this website.

The mention of specific organisations, projects or of certain manufacturers' products does not imply that they are endorsed or recommended by DHC in preference to others of a similar nature that are not mentioned.

DHC is not responsible for, and cannot guarantee the accuracy of, information on sites that it does not manage, nor should the inclusion of a hyperlink be taken to mean endorsement by DHC of the site to which it points.

We refer to our website links policy [see below] when considering requests for us to include a link to another website.  While DHC makes all reasonable attempts to exclude viruses from the website it cannot guarantee such exclusion and no liability is accepted for damage caused through the downloading of viruses or other malicious programmes. Therefore, we strongly recommended that you take appropriate safeguards to protect your computer before downloading information from this, or any other, website.

Exclusion of liability

DHC hereby excludes all and any losses, liabilities, claims, damages, expenses or costs (whether as a consequence of its negligence or otherwise) arising in connection with:

  • your use or inability to use this site
  • any unauthorised access to or alterations of information provided on this site
  • your use of any third party websites (including without limitation those that may be connected by hyperlink to this site)
  • any arrangements entered into with any third party in connection with any information provided by or in connection with this site
  • the inaccuracy, incompleteness or tardiness of any information supplied or available through this site
  • loss or damage due to viruses that may infect your computer equipment, software, data or other property on account of your access to or use of the DHC website or other websites linked to this site
  • any costs associated with servicing, repair or correction of your equipment, software or data that may arise from your use of the website.

Website links policy

Here we summarise our policy on website links from and to DHCNI and other associated sites.

Links from this site to other websites

This site may contain links to websites operated by parties other than DHC. Such links are provided for your convenience only. Links to third party sites are identifiable because clicking on them will display the third party's website URL.

When you access any other website by means of a link from this website you should understand that DHC does not control such websites and is not responsible for their content. Inclusion of links to such websites does not imply any endorsement of the material on such websites or any association with their operators.

We cannot guarantee that these links will work and we have no control over the availability of the linked pages.

It is DHC’s policy to obtain permission to link to other websites, and contextual links are provided to sites deemed by us to be appropriate to DHC aims and objectives. However, such links are subject to our disclaimer [see above].

Linking to the DHC website

DHC is committed to working with other organisations which share our aims and values and encourages the development of websites which support these aims and objectives.

We are happy for other organisations and individuals to link from their own websites to DHC’s website, however prior agreement must be sought from DHC via email to [email protected].  Should permission be granted, nothing on your site should imply that any part of the DHC site is part of your own site and any page or file that you link to on the DHC site must be called with its URL displayed.

DHC retains the right to withdraw permission to link to our site without explanation or notice if we think that such links are excessive, inappropriate or have other concerns in relation thereto.

Requests for reciprocal links

When considering requests for links from our website to other websites we use the following criteria:

  • must be directly related to DHC aims and objectives
  • must not be commercial sites.*

* It is our policy not to link from our site to commercial sites whose primarily purpose is to endorse or sell products or services.

Cookie policy

What are cookies?

Cookies are small text files stored on your computer by the websites you visit. 

They track your interactions with a website to make it work more efficiently for future sessions.

Cookies have many different uses. For example, they can store information to help you enter a site without having to log in. They can also help a website remember your preferred settings so it reloads them on your next visit. 

Cookies have the ability to store personal information in some circumstances, but do not normally do so

Managing cookies

In your web browser you can choose to turn cookies on or off. You can also delete specific cookies or clear your browser's cache (history).

If you choose to disable cookies, some parts of this website may not work properly.