Terms and Conditions

YHPHO has become part of Public Health England, joining its Knowledge and Intelligence Team (Northern and Yorkshire).

This page is an historical archive only.

Use of the website

By entering our site, users agree to the following terms and conditions.

Any changes to the terms and conditions will be posted here. To find out how personal information is processed and used by the PHO, please read our privacy policy.

Users must only use the website for lawful purposes, and in a manner that does not infringe the rights of, or restrict or inhibit the use of the site by, any third party.

Users must not:

  • use the contribute, feedback or discussion facilities to send abusive messages, or to spread sexist, racist or obscene material;
  • attempt to impair the running of the site or corrupt its content.
  • use data or other resources obtained from the site for commercial purposes.

In such circumstances, we will:

  • de-register such users;
  • report them to their host organisation's IT department;
  • inform the police if appropriate.



We receive no support through advertising or sponsorship, and will not accept any advertising on this website.


The data and information provided on the website are intended to support the activities of the public health workforce. We will endeavour to ensure that the content of the site is current, accurate and relevant.

Responsibility for use of the content rests with the user In some cases restrictions are placed on who can use the data and for what purpose. It is the user's responsibility to read the metadata associated with any resource and to comply with any copyrights, usage restrictions, etc.

With regard to personal information contained in the database of registered users, some or all of which may be made visible on the website according to that user's consent, We accept no liability arising from such disclosure.


We will endeavour to ensure access to the website is not interrupted. However if interruptions occur we accept no responsibility for any damages arising from the loss of use of this information.

External links

The website provides a number of links to other Internet sites for the convenience of users. We make best efforts to ensure that we link only to reputable sites. However we are not responsible for the availability or content of these external sites, or for any consequence arising from visiting these sites.

Linking to the website

Users are welcome to link to the website. We recommend that when setting up a link it should be to the home page or the search page, with a recommended search term provided. Different users may have different access permissions to the resources, therefore a link direct to one resource may not work for all users.

Links to the site are also subject to the material being reproduced accurately and not being used in a derogatory manner or in a misleading context, and the source (including URL) must be acknowledged.


The metadatabase on which this website is based is archived regularly. Note that, in most cases, new resources are made available in addition to those already there, rather than overwriting older versions.


All material on these pages, including without limitation text, logos, icons and other artwork is copyright material of the Yorkshire and Humber Public Health Observatory, unless otherwise indicated. Use may be made of these pages for non-commercial purposes without permission from the copyright holder. This is subject to identifying the source, copyright status, the material being reproduced accurately and not used in a misleading way. Commercial use of this material may only be made with the express, prior written permission of the copyright owner.

Where we have identified any third party copyright material you will need to obtain permission from the copyright holders concerned.

Last Updated: Friday, 16th April 2010

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