The Contact Group

The UK collaboration for military mental health policy, treatment and research

Contact Armed Forces

The UK collaboration for military mental health policy, treatment and research

Terms of use

December 2020

Thank you for visiting (the “Website”). By using or accessing the Website, you agree to be legally bound by these terms and conditions, and the other documents referred to in these terms and conditions (our Privacy and Cookies Policy). If you do not wish to be bound by these terms and conditions, please do not use this Website.

Information about us

This Website is operated by the Contact Group (‘Contact’). Contact is the collaboration of statutory and non-statutory (charity, academic and professional) organisations working to improve mental health support to the UK armed forces community including serving personnel, veterans and their families.

1. Website use

We may at any time and without prior notice to you replace or amend these terms and conditions. Your continued use of this Website after amendments are made means you accept the terms and conditions as updated. Therefore, please visit this page regularly to review these terms and conditions.

The content on the Website is provided for general information only. It is not intended to amount to advice on which you should rely. You must obtain professional or specialist advice before taking, or refraining from, any action on the basis of the content of the Website.

Although we make reasonable efforts to update the information on the Website, we make no representations, warranties or guarantees, whether express or implied, that the content on the Website is accurate, complete or up-to-date.

You are responsible for ensuring that your computer and computer system is suitable to use, and compatible with, the Website. You are also responsible for ensuring that all persons who access the Website through your internet connection are aware of these terms of use and other applicable terms and conditions, and that they comply with them.

You may not alter the Website in any way or do anything that might or will damage or disrupt the good working order of the Website.

2. Accuracy

Whilst we aim to provide accurate information on this Website, we are unable to guarantee that the information and content contained in the Website is accurate, verified or complete. We accept no liability if you or any person or organisation relies on or uses the information and/or content. Please note that content linked to outside of the Website may contain adverts or third party elements outside of our control.

3. Use of Website from outside the UK

Whilst we welcome all visitors to this Website, we cannot guarantee that the Website is appropriate or available for use in any territory. Those who visit the Website from outside the UK are responsible for complying with all applicable laws. If use of the Website breaches any law in your jurisdiction(s), you may not use the Website and you must exit immediately.

4. Intellectual Property and use of content

The Contact Group, its members, associates, research associates and partners are the owners or licensees of all intellectual property rights in the Website, and in the content published on the Website. Those works are protected by copyright and treaties around the world. All such rights are reserved.

No content from the Website (including but not limited to photographs, logos, designs or images) may be copied, used or reproduced without our written consent, except:

– where extracts from the Website are downloaded or printed for personal and non-commercial use; or
– where text from the Website is reproduced for the purpose of reporting in news publications provided that: the text is reproduced accurately and fairly and not in a manner that could confuse or mislead others; and (b) this Website is acknowledged as the source of the information.

5. Linked sites

We make no representations about any other websites. When you access any other websites through the Website (including the websites of Contact members, associates, research associates or partners), you understand that they are independent from us and that we have no control over such websites and can accept no responsibility in relation to their content or the way you interact with them.

Our Twitter feed is embedded into the Website and all postings are subject to Twitter’s terms and conditions.

6. Linking to the Website

You may link to any part of the Website provided you ensure that by doing so you breach no law or rights of others, and that the linking to this Website does not suggest any association, patronage, approval or endorsement, except with our prior written consent.

The Website must not be framed on any other site.

We reserve the right to withdraw linking permission without notice.

7. Privacy statement

Any personal information which you provide to us through the Website will be processed in accordance with our Privacy and Cookies Policy which is accessible through the footer on the Website. By using the Website, you consent to such processing and you warrant that all data provided by you is accurate.

Personal information submitted through the Contact Us form will be processed and stored in accordance with our Privacy and Cookies Policy.

8. Cookies

Our Privacy and Cookies Policy sets out information about the use of cookies on the website.

9. Liability

Nothing in these terms of use excludes or limits our liability for death or personal injury arising from our negligence, or our fraud or fraudulent misrepresentation, or any other liability that cannot be excluded or limited by English law.

To the extent permitted by law, we exclude all conditions, warranties, representations or other terms which may apply to our site or any content on it, whether express or implied.

We cannot guarantee that the Website will be uninterrupted or error free, or that the Website or your use of it will be free of viruses or harmful material.

It is your responsibility to ensure that your computer system (including, but not limited to, your hardware, software and data) is not damaged by your use of the Website.

In circumstances where you suffer loss or damage arising out of or in connection with the use of the Website, we accept no liability.

10. English law and jurisdiction

These terms and conditions and your use of the Website are governed by English law. You and we both agree that the courts of England and Wales will have non-exclusive jurisdiction. However, if you are a resident of Northern Ireland you may also bring proceedings in Northern Ireland, and if you are resident of Scotland, you may also bring proceedings in Scotland.

11. Contacting us

Please contact if you have any questions or concerns about the Website.

If you contact us or we contact you in relation to the Website, we will do so in accordance with our Privacy and Cookies Policy.