Terms and Conditions

Use of this site is subject to the following terms and conditions:
www.dardni.gov.uk is a UK government website managed by the Department of Agriculture and Rural Development, henceforth referred to as "We". In entering our site you the user ("You") are accepting our Terms and Conditions.

Using our website

The www.dardni.gov.uk website is maintained for your personal use and viewing. Access and use by you of this site constitutes acceptance by you of these Terms and Conditions which take effect from the date of first use

Intellectual property

The names, images and logos identifying the e-Government Unit, Directgov, government departments, third parties and their information, products and services are proprietary marks of the Crown and/or third parties.
Copying or use of our logos and/or any other third party logos accessed via this website is not permitted without prior approval from the relevant copyright owner.
Requests for permission to use our logo should be directed to:
DARD Media Services Graphics Section
Room 357A Dundonald House
Upper Newtownards Road
Belfast BT4 3SB
Tel: 028 9052 5486
Fax: 028 9052 5438
Email: graphic.design@dardni.gov.uk
Tell us how and why your wish to use our logo(s). Please include your contact details name, address, telephone number, fax number and e-mail.


Linking to us at www.dardni.gov.uk
You do not have to ask permission to link directly to pages hosted on this site. We do not object to you linking directly to the information that is hosted on our site. However, we do not permit our pages to be loaded into frames on your site. The www.dardni.gov.uk pages must load into the user's entire window.
Linking by us [site URL]
It is our policy to obtain permission to link to other websites. We are not responsible for the content or reliability of the linked websites. Listing should not be taken as endorsement of any kind. We cannot guarantee that these links will work all the time and we have no control over the availability of linked pages.

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 your computer system which may occur whilst using material derived from this website.


The www.dardni.gov.uk website and material relating to Government 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, 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 www.dardni.gov.uk website.
These Terms and Conditions shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of Northern Ireland. Any dispute arising under these Terms and Conditions shall be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of Northern Ireland.


When you enter the DARD site your computer will be automatically issued with a cookie, in order to collect non-personal user information required for system administration and correct functioning of the website.
Cookies are pieces of data created when you visit a site, and many simply contain a unique, anonymous number which helps a web server to identify your browser and maintain a session with it.

Persistent cookies

Some website cookies can be stored in a text file in the cookie directory of your hard drive, and these do not expire at the end of your session with the website - these are so-called "persistent" cookies. DARD uses a persistent cookie to store a random number on your computer to help us track your visit and help us understand how you use the site so that we can provide you with a better service. DARD's persistent cookies do not contain any personal information about you and cannot be used to identify you as a person.

Non-persistent or session cookies

DARD also uses non-persistent or session cookies - these are generally not stored on your hard drive and are destroyed when your session ends. DARD session cookies do not contain any personal information about you and cannot be used to identify you as a person.

How to enable cookies

You can set your browser not to accept cookies. However, some features of the DARD website can only be used if your browser can accept session cookies.
To enable cookies follow the instructions below for the browser you are using. If your browser is not listed you should visit the website of your browser manufacturer.