Terms and Conditions

These terms and conditions apply to your use and viewing of our website. Your use of our website indicates your acceptance of the terms and conditions set out below. If you do not agree to these terms and conditions you must not use this website. We may update and/or revise these terms and conditions at any time without notice. You are responsible for reviewing these terms on each occasion that you revisit our site and if you continue to use our site after changes are made you are deemed to have accepted them. Certain provisions of these terms and conditions may be superseded by expressly designated legal notices or terms located on particular pages of our site.

1   Intellectual Property

1.1   General

The copyright of the design and web page contents of this website is owned by the Advisory Team for Large Applications (ATLAS). All rights are reserved. All other intellectual property rights, including trade marks, shall remain with us or our licensors and nothing in this website should be taken as conferring any licence or right to use any trade mark displayed on our website without our prior written approval for any purpose. In particular, but without limitation, you may not use the term ATLAS or ‘Advisory Team for Large Applications’ name in meta-tags or as a sponsored term in search engines.

1.2   ATLAS material

1.2.1   Content

All web page content included on this site, including text, graphics, logos, images, and the arrangement and compilation of such content are the property of ATLAS and is protected by United Kingdom and international intellectual property laws, including, copyright laws. The content on this site is to be used solely for providing information to users of this site.

You may print material from this website for your legitimate business purposes, but you may not charge a fee for any use and commercial use is expressly prohibited. Any other use, including the reproduction, reutilisation, extraction, modification, distribution, transmission, republication, display or performance of the content on this website is strictly prohibited.

Due to the changing nature of the information contained in this website ATLAS shall not be liable for any damage or loss resulting from information accessible via this website not being accurate, complete or current.

The commentary within this website should not be considered to be formal statutory Government policy or guidance. Users are advised to check with the relevant bodies for the very latest status of all formal statutory policy and guidance.

Due to the nature of communications over the Internet and the inherent risks of the transfer of data over the Internet, ATLAS shall not be liable for any damage or loss whatsoever resulting from viruses or the corruption or loss of data or damage to software or hardware.

Whilst ATLAS will use all reasonable endeavours to minimise any amount of downtime on the website, due to the intrinsic nature of websites, ATLAS shall not be liable for damage or loss whatsoever resulting from you being unable to access the website.

ATLAS shall not be liable for any direct, indirect, special or consequential losses or damages whatsoever, howsoever arising (including but not limited to loss of business, loss of opportunity, loss of sale, loss of goodwill, loss of profits or increased costs).

The disclaimers set out above do not affect or prejudice any other disclaimers or exclusions relating to this website (whether or not contained in these terms).

1.2.2   Logos

The copying and use of the ATLAS, Homes & Communities Agency, and Department for Communities & Local Government logos is not permitted without prior approval of the respective body. Permission requests should be directed in the first instance to arlene.peters@hca.gsi.gov.uk.

1.3   Third Party material

This website provides references documents and external hyperlinks to other websites produced by external organisations. ATLAS is not responsible for the availability of such other websites/documents and does not endorse or is not responsible or liable for any content, products or other materials available on such other websites.

The permissions to reproduce material on this site does not extend to material which is identified as being the copyright or other intellectual property of a third party.

ATLAS shall not be liable for any damage or loss resulting from any information contained in references, documents and hyperlinks accessible via this website not being accurate, complete or current. Users are advised to check with the relevant bodies for the very latest status of all formal statutory policy and guidance.


1.4   Software, databases and other tools used on this site ("software")

Except to the extent and in the circumstances expressly permitted by law, you may not rent, lease, sub-license, loan, copy, modify, adapt, merge, translate, reverse engineer, decompile, disassemble or create derivative works based on the whole or any part of the software used on this site nor may you use, reproduce or deal in the software in whole or in part in any way.

You may not use any information from any database on this site, for the purpose of incorporating it into any directory or information retrieval system or database. Nor may you disseminate or redistribute that information and/or database via a bulletin board, e-mail, intranet, internet or similar medium or service, nor create any derivative product or service from it.

2   Content of this Site

We have made commercially reasonable efforts to check for viruses on our site. We have also endeavoured to ensure that the information on or available via this website is correct, not misleading and secure. However, it is possible that the information is out of date, incomplete, inaccurate or has been tampered with by third parties and we give no warranties, express or implied as to its integrity, completeness or accuracy. We may make changes to the content of our site at any time without notice.

3   General use of our site

Use of this website is free and we take steps to ensure it is available 24 hours a day to all permitted users, and that it is accessible. We do not warrant that the site will be continuously available, or that your use of the site will be uninterrupted or error-free. It is impossible to provide an exhaustive list of exactly what constitutes acceptable and unacceptable use of this website. In general, we will not tolerate any use of our website which damages or is likely to damage our reputation, the availability or integrity of the website or which causes us or threatens to cause us to incur any legal, tax or regulatory liability.

We therefore ask you to treat our website with respect, and not to use the site for any illegal purpose, or in such a way as to infringe or breach other’s rights or to cause or threaten to cause us damage. We also ask you to comply with any relevant notices, policies and terms imposed by third parties whose website you may access through our site.

We reserve the right to suspend the use of our site generally or block your access to any part of the site and/or to suspend or terminate your rights to use the site or any part of it if we suspect misuse. We shall then report any misuse of our site to the relevant enforcement or other authorities and to our advisers. We further reserve the right to disclose any evidence we have which relates directly or indirectly to misuse.

4   Restricted areas of this Site

You will be able to access most of the areas of our site without registering your details with us. Certain areas and functions within our site are, however, only available if you register.

5   Liability

We exclude all liability and responsibility for any amount or kind of loss or damage that may result to you or a third party (including without limitation, any direct, indirect, punitive or consequential loss or damages, or any loss of income, profits or goodwill, loss of data, or loss or damages arising from or connected in any way to business interruption, and whether in tort (including without limitation negligence), contract or otherwise) in connection with our site in any way or in connection with the use, inability to use or the results of use of our site, any websites linked to our site or the content of such websites, including but not limited to loss or damage due to viruses or other harmful programs that may infect your computer equipment, software, data or other property on account of your access to, use of or browsing our site or your downloading of any material from our site or any websites linked to our site. Nothing in these terms and conditions shall exclude or limit our liability for death or personal injury due to our negligence or for fraudulent misrepresentation.

6    Links

You may not link to this website without our prior written permission, which we may refuse or revoke in our absolute discretion and without the need to provide a reason. If you would like to link to this site, please contact arlene.peters@hca.gsi.gov.uk for permission.

This website includes links that allow you to leave this website. Where there is any link from this website to other websites or content or features supplied by third parties, we have no control over and are not responsible for the content, use by you or availability of such websites and the content and the existence of such links does not imply that we in any way endorse the material on such sites or the products or services made available by them.

7   Privacy & Cookies

This website includes areas where you are requested to input information about yourself. Any information you submit to us through this website shall be subject to the terms of our Privacy Policy and you grant us a perpetual royalty-free licence to use such information for the purposes set out in that policy.

We use cookies on this website. Further information about cookies, how we use them to store and access information about you can be found in our Privacy Policy.

8   Statutory Information

The Advisory Team for Large Applications is part of the Homes & Communities Agency - a quasi-autonomous non-Governmental organisation (QUANGO), sponsored by the Department for Communities & Local Government. Our main office address is:

Central Business Exchange 2
406-412 Midsummer Boulevard
Central Milton Keynes
MK9 2EA

9   General

If any provision of these terms and conditions is held by any court or other competent authority to be void or unenforceable in whole or part, the other provisions of these terms and conditions and the remainder of the affected provisions shall continue to be valid. The failure to exercise or delay in exercising a right or remedy provided by these terms of use or by law does not constitute a waiver of other rights or remedies. These terms and the use of this website and its content shall be governed by and construed in all respects in accordance with the laws of England, and you agree to submit to the non-exclusive jurisdiction of the English courts.

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Advisory Team for Large Applications (ATLAS), 2017