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Terms and Conditions

Website terms and conditions

This page (together with all documents or web links referred to on it) sets out the terms and conditions governing your access to this website. These terms apply to site visitors and registered Network members. Please read these terms of use carefully before you start to use the site. By entering our site, you accept these terms of use and agree always to act in accordance with them. If you do not agree to these terms of use, please do not use this website.

Acceptable use of this website

You may use this website for any legal purposes. You must not use this website, whether knowingly or not, for any purposes which are unlawful or harmful. Your use of this website must not result in the transmission of any computer viruses or any other harmful or deleterious files or programs.

Links to third party information

This website includes links to third party web sites. These links are used to provide further information and are not intended to signify that the University endorses such websites and/or their content. The University takes no responsibility for any loss or damage suffered as a result of using the information published on any of the pages of the linked web sites.

Linking to this website

You may not create a link to our home page without our explicit permission. Please contact the Network Manager to seek permission.


The University of York is committed to making this website accessible as possible to all in accordance with World Wide Web Consortium design standards. Any problems encountered with accessing material on this site should be reported to the Network Manager.


All the content of this website, unless explicitly stated otherwise, is copyright of the University of York. You will not modify the paper or digital copies of any materials you have printed off or downloaded from this website and you must not use any illustrations, photographs or graphics separately from any accompanying text. You will acknowledge the source of any material downloaded or printed from the Network website.


Data Protection

The University recognises the importance of personal privacy and ensures that all personal data is held in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998. The University’s Data Protection Policy and procedures and information on data subjects’ rights are given at http://www.york.ac.uk/records-management/dp/

Freedom of Information Act

The University is committed to the principles of freedom of information. The University’s Freedom of Information Policy, its Publication Scheme and information for requesters are given at http://www.york.ac.uk/records-management/foi/


The University maintains logs of its servers’ activities. The server log files include the IP address of each computer which accesses the University’s website. The logs are used to support essential maintenance of the site including analysing how the site is used.

Personal Information

Website visitors will not be asked to provide personal information unless they choose to become a member of the LBNet network. In this instance, they will be required to agree to the separate terms and conditions of membership which can be found on the Membership tab.


A cookie is a small text file which helps your web browser navigate through a particular website. The cookie can then be read back later by the web browser as required. The use of cookies is a convenient way of allowing a computer to remember specific information relating to a website which has been visited. For further information about cookies including a detailed definition, please consult All About Cookies.

Managing / deleting cookies from this site

You can manage cookies from this site, including blocking or deleting them, by changing the settings in your web browser. However, please note that deleting cookies may result in parts of this site and its online services not working as expected.

Cookie usage

Cookies are used to help with the planning, operation and development of the website.  They are also used to target information at specific audiences.  The site sets cookies including, but not limited to, the following:

  1. Google Analytics
    The University uses Google Analytics which generates cookies to produce statistics on website usage. The information about pages accessed is stored purely for statistical purposes. For further information, please see Google’s statement on Analytics and cookies.
  2. Third Party Social Media Sites
    The University may embed “widgets” from social media sites such as Twitter into its pages. These sites use cookies to track who is logged in and identify which pages from York use these “widgets”.


The University welcomes comments and suggestions about this website. Feedback can be provided by contacting the Network Manager. If you wish to make a complaint, this should also be addressed to the Network manager.

Changes to website terms of use

We may revise these terms of use at any time by amending this page. It is your responsibility to check from time to time and take notice of any changes we make.

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