These terms and conditions tell you how the Healthwatch Devon website is managed and how you are protected when you are using our site.

If you do not agree with these terms, you should leave the site immediately.

Using our site – Disclaimer

The Healthwatch Devon website and material relating to Healthwatch, information, products and services (or to third party information, products and services), is 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 makes it available are free of viruses or represent the full functionality, accuracy, or 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 damages whatsoever arising from use or loss of use of, data or profits arising out of or in connection with the use of the Healthwatch Devon website.
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 computer system which may occur whilst using material derived from this website.

Leaving reviews via “Rate and Review services”

All our reviews are subject to moderation.  Reviews that include names or details that are deemed to be confidential may be subject to editing or may be deleted.  Reviews that contain language that may cause offence will be deleted.

Healthwatch linking policy

You are welcome to link to our website. However, please ensure you comply with the following conditions:

You must not imply in any way that Healthwatch endorses your organisation.
You may not use the Healthwatch logo without written agreement from us.
It is your responsibility to ensure deep-links to the Healthwatch website are kept updated. We will not notify you if we move content.

At this time, Healthwatch only links to organisations that fit the following criteria:

External websites must have a clear aim, be highly relevant to our audience and must, in the our opinion, contain quality content.
Government and public sector agency sites – i.e. departments or non-departmental government bodies
Statutory bodies
Educational establishments
Sites that have some connection with government or established authority – e.g. BBC, NHS England, Healthwatch England.
Selected voluntary bodies and charities with advocacy functions of national importance
Selected trade, professional associations and unions.

We reserve the right to refuse or include links to any website.

Links must be directly relevant to specific sections or pages of the Healthwatch website.
Sites for which there are grounds for doubting the accuracy of the content will be excluded. A site may be excluded if the professional reputation of the site owner is unknown and/or there are grounds for doubting the accuracy of the content or suspecting critical bias. Sites that push particular agenda or interests that might run counter to government policy or main messages will be excluded. Private sector sites that promote company products or services will not normally be included.

Although we will endeavour to maintain links to other websites, we cannot guarantee that these links will work all the time and we have no control over the availability or reliability of linked pages.

We cannot accept responsibility for any content published on sites that we link to. Listing and linking of external websites should not be taken as endorsement of any kind.

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