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Dementia Services Development Centre Website Terms of Use

Thank you for visiting the Dementia Services Development Centre ("DSDC") website. The website is to be used by individual persons for their own personal use only. Your use of this website is subject to the terms and conditions set out below and your accessing and use of the website constitutes your agreement to abide by such terms and conditions. If you do not agree to these terms you should leave the website immediately.

DSDC reserves the right in its sole discretion to modify, alter or otherwise update these terms and conditions and its web pages at any time without further notice and you agree to be bound by any modifications, alterations or updates to these terms and conditions.

1. © 2012 Dementia Services Development Centre. The copyright in material on this website is owned by DSDC and protected by the copyright laws of the United Kingdom, international copyright treaties and all other applicable copyright and intellectual property laws. You are entitled to copy any information for your own personal use but may not otherwise copy, reproduce, republish or distribute any such information in any manner without the prior written consent of DSDC. You agree not to remove any copyright notices or legends or other notices or proprietary restrictions from any of the material or information contained in these web pages. Any unauthorised downloading, retransmission, or other copying or modification of any of the contents of this website may be in breach of statutory or common law rights which could be the subject of legal action. All rights not expressly granted herein are reserved by DSDC.

2. Certain names, words, titles, phrases, logos, icons, graphics or designs appearing in the pages of this website may constitute trade names or unregistered trade marks of DSDC or a third party. The display of any of the above trade names or trade marks on pages at this website does not imply that any licence has been granted to any third party in respect of the same. All third party product or company names and devices, logos, icons, graphics or designs appearing on this website are exhibited only in such a manner as is intended to be for the benefit of such trade mark owners and DSDC intends no infringement of such trade marks. The appearance or absence of products, services, companies, organisations, home pages or other websites on this website does not imply any endorsement or non-endorsement thereof by DSDC. All rights not expressly granted herein are reserved by DSDC.

3. All information (including but not limited to data, ideas, suggestions, concepts and graphics) submitted to DSDC through this website will become the exclusive property of DSDC. DSDC will not be subject to any obligation of confidentiality and will be free to use the information for any purpose. All data collected from this website is intended for [internal marketing purposes only] by DSDC. Information on what data is held about you can be obtained by writing to The Data Protection Officer, The Dementia Services Development Centre, Stirling, FK9 4LA, Scotland, UK.

4. When you view the website some information may be stored on your computer. This information will be in the form of a “cookie” or similar file and will help DSDC improve your browsing experience. With most Internet browsers, you can erase cookies from your computer hard drive, block all cookies or receive a warning before a cookie is stored. Please refer to your Internet browser instructions or help screen or learn more about these functions.

5. The information, materials and functions contained in the website including text, graphics, links or other items are provided on an “as is” basis. To the fullest extent permitted by applicable law DSDC disclaims all warranties, representations and understandings whatsoever, express or implied, specifically including but not limited to warranties of satisfactory quality or merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, freedom from computer viruses, and non-infringement of third parties' rights.

6. The website incorporates certain sections where web pages are personal and external web pages may be authored by third parties. The contents of personal and external web pages remain the sole responsibility of the author. DSDC shall not be liable for the content of such web pages, regardless of such web pages being linked to DSDC’s official web pages.

7. DSDC shall not be liable for any direct or indirect, special, incidental or consequential loss or damage whatsoever including without limitation, damages for loss of profits, contracts, data, goodwill, work stoppage and computer failure resulting from the use of or inability to use, interruption or availability of this website, its operation or transmission, computer viruses, loss of data or otherwise in respect of the use of the website and howsoever caused even if DSDC shall have been advised of the possibility of such damages. All implied warranties, implied undertakings, implied representations, and/or implied conditions relating to the website, its content and/or any third party sites are hereby excluded to the fullest extent permissible by law. DSDC further excludes any liability for any errors or omissions from information, materials and functions included in this website except to the extent that such liability may not be lawfully excluded under the applicable law. To the fullest extent permitted by applicable law DSDC disclaims all liability for negligence.

8. You are able to link to any page on the website. You are not permitted, however, to frame or page-jack the website. You are not permitted to use any robot, spider, other automatic device or manual process to monitor or copy the website or the content expressed herein, other than for search engine indexing. Such search engines are expected to comply with the 'Robots Exclusion Protocol' as set out in robots.txt files on the website. DSDC is not responsible for nor assumes any liability for the contents of other websites or home pages which are linked to DSDC's web pages. DSDC shall have no liability in respect of material hyperlinked to DSDC's web pages which may be misleading, inaccurate, defamatory, threatening or obscene or otherwise not in accordance with such regulations as may be from time to time in force. The provision by DSDC of a link to another website does not constitute any authorisation by DSDC to you to access materials held at that location, nor is it evidence of any endorsement by DSDC of the material held there.

9. DSDC operates this website from Stirling, Scotland and makes no representation that the information contained herein is appropriate or available for use in other locations outside the United Kingdom. You are responsible for compliance with any applicable laws of the country from which you are accessing the website.

10. These terms and conditions shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of Scotland. You agree to submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the Scottish courts. You are responsible for compliance with any applicable laws of the country from which you are accessing this website.

If you have any questions concerning the terms and conditions please write to the Data Protection Officer at the address specified in paragraph 3 above.

© 2012. Dementia Services Development Centre.

Copyright Statement

All rights, including copyright, in the content of this Web site are reserved by the Dementia Services Development Centre. In accessing these Web pages, you agree that any downloading of content is for personal, non-commercial reference only. No part of this Web site may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording or otherwise, without the prior consent of DSDC. For rights clearance please contact the Web Author at © 2013. Dementia Services Development Centre.


The content of DSDC’s external website is maintained by the Web Author. At departmental and other levels, content is maintained locally. Whilst every attempt is made to ensure that information is accurate and up-to-date, some information is subject to change. DSDC will not be held liable for information that is subject to change and reserves the right to alter the content of the external website at any time.

Privacy Statement

At the Dementia Services Development Centre it is recognised that your personal privacy is a serious and important issue and we support the principle of protecting privacy on the Internet within the context of current UK legislation. This privacy policy explains how we treat your personal information. By using the Dementia Services Development Centre web site you consent to the collection and use of your personal information in accordance with this policy. Though the policy has been developed to take account of changes in Internet technology, it is subject to change and any such changes will only be notified on this page.

The processing of personal data is regulated by the Data Protection Act 1998. Any requests by individuals for access to personal information held about them by DSDC should be made in writing to the Data Protection Officer, Dementia Services Development Centre, University of Stirling, Stirling, FK9 4LA, UK. The statutory fee (currently £10) may be payable.

What information is collected?

In order to use the main external web site at The Dementia Services Development Centre, you are currently not required to register or provide any personal information about yourself. Any personal information collected from visitors to our website is on a purely voluntary basis.

On occasions we may ask you to provide some personal information about yourself to participate in University services. This information may include your name, title, institutional affiliation, address, telephone number and e-mail address. It may be stored electronically or manually by DSDC.


When you view our web pages as with most other websites, our webservers build logs of activity including a log of your computer’s IP address. On some pages a small amount of data called a “cookie” is sent from the server to be stored in your computer.

What do we use cookies for?

Broadly speaking, we use cookies for the following:

To deliver specific functionality to the user allowing the website to work properly

To gather anonymous data on user behaviour on the website so that we can better understand user journeys and improve the website as a consequence

Additionally, cookies may be placed on a user’s device by a third-party. Some examples of these third-party services:

We use Google Analytics to collect data on website traffic mentioned above

We use YouTube to embed videos onto DSDC web pages

We use Google Maps to provide location information to users

We have no control over these third party cookies.

Blocking cookies

You can block cookies set by our website by changing settings in your browser. Please be aware that some pages may not work properly if cookies are blocked. For example, videos embedded from YouTube or maps embedded from Google Maps will not render correctly on the page.

The website provides guidance on how to block cookies in your browser should you wish to.

Blocking third party cookies

Third party services that we use can also sometimes have their cookies blocked by the user on an individual basis. For example, If you would like your visits to not be tracked using Google Analytics, then you can opt out by following the link -

What we do with the information

Any personal information that you provide us with will only be used for the purpose stated at the time we request it. We will not sell, license or trade your personal information to others.

Using the logging data we analyse demographic and other statistical information about user behaviour to analyse the popularity and effectiveness of our site. In performing such analysis and in the course of our business we will only ever disclose such information in an aggregated form that is not capable of identifying an individual user.

Any questions?

If you have any queries or concerns about privacy on the DSDC website please contact us at