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Email disclaimer

The purpose of this policy is to ensure that people who communicate with the NIHR and or Department of Health understand the way in which electronic mail (email) should be used. Its aim is to ensure that email is used effectively for its intended purpose without infringing legal requirements or creating unnecessary business risk.

The statement below applies to all incoming and outgoing email messages to or from the NIHR and or the Department of Health:

"This email and any files transmitted with it are confidential. If you are not the intended recipient, any reading, printing, storage, disclosure, copying or any other action taken in respect of this email is prohibited and may be unlawful. If you are not the intended recipient, please notify the sender immediately by using the reply function and then permanently delete what you have received.

Incoming and outgoing email messages are routinely monitored for compliance with the NIHR's policy on the use of electronic communications.

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You have a responsibility to ensure laws are not broken when composing or forwarding emails and their contents.

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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.

Updated April 2006

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