Terms & Conditions for using this website

The content on this website is for general information purposes only and does not constitute legal or any other type of professional advice. HCDWS does not accept, to the extent permitted by law excludes, liability to any person for any loss which may arise from relying upon or otherwise using the information contained in this site or available from it. HCDWS is not responsible for the content of any website which is linked to or from this site.  You may link to this website but none of the content of this website may be displayed in a frame surrounded by material which is not originated by us.Except where otherwise specified, the copyright in all materials on this website is owned by or licensed to HCDWS. You may download, print and temporarily store for your own personal use the pages which appear on this website and publications downloadable from it. You must not make any commercial use of content downloaded from this website, without express permissions. You may not otherwise use, copy, alter, re-transmit or permanently store any Material without the prior written consent of HCDWS.


How this website uses Cookies

Cookies are small files which are downloaded to your device when you view certain internet pages. This website (in common with the many other websites) uses Google Analytics cookies to collect information such as how many new visitors our website has attracted and how many people have visited particular pages. However, this information is only collected by us in aggregate. That means that we know how many people have visited a particular page but we do not know who they are (so we would not be able to tell from this information that you personally have visited this website). We use this information primarily to help us work out whether our content is proving interesting and helpful to users. We use two further cookies on this site. The first is downloaded to your device if you agree to the use of cookies (so that, if you visit us again, our server ‘remembers’ that it does not need to display the message regarding cookies on your device). The second is used to help our system to recognise a limited number of individuals who are authorised to make changes to our site, but it will be erased when you close your browser (and we would not be able to use it to track whether you personally have visited this website).

You can block the download of cookies or remove/disable them (including the cookies we use) by changing the privacy settings on your web browser. Click here for guidance on how to do this. Alternatively, depending on the type of internet browser that you have, you may be able to download an add-on from Google which will block its analytics cookies.

Further information: Cookies used by this website.


Our Privacy Policy describes what happens to the personal information which you supply. It is compliant with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

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