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Website disclaimer

The Independent Advisory Panel on Deaths in Custody website and material relating to 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 Independent Advisory Panel on Deaths in Custody website

These Terms and Conditions shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of England and Wales (amend as appropriate for Scotland). Any dispute arising under these Terms and Conditions shall be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of England and Wales (amend as appropriate for Scotland).

Using our website

The Independent Advisory Panel on Deaths in Custody 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 that take effect from the date of first use.

You agree to use this site only for lawful purposes, and in a manner that does not infringe the rights of, or restrict or inhibit the use and enjoyment of, this site by any third party. Such restriction or inhibition includes, without limitation, conduct which is unlawful, or which may harass or cause distress or inconvenience to any person, and the transmission of obscene or offensive content or disruption of normal flow of dialogue within this site.

You are prohibited from posting or transmitting via this website any unlawful, defamatory, obscene, offensive or scandalous material, or any material that constitutes or encourages conduct that would be considered a criminal offence, likely to give rise to civil liability, or otherwise violates any law. We will fully co-operate with any law enforcement authorities or court order lawfully requesting or directing us to disclose the identity of anyone posting any such information or materials on this website.

We may at any time revise these terms and conditions without notice. Please check regularly. Continued use of the Independent Advisory Panel on Deaths in Custody website after a change has been made is your acceptance of the change.

We accept no liability for any failure to comply with these terms and conditions where such failure is due to circumstance beyond our reasonable control.

If we waive any rights available to us under these terms and conditions on one occasion, this does not means that those rights will automatically be waived on any other occasion.

If any of these terms and conditions are held to be invalid, unenforceable or illegal for any reason, the remaining terms and conditions shall nevertheless continue in full force.

Intellectual property

The names, images and logos identifying the Independent Advisory Panel on Deaths in Custody website are proprietary marks of the Independent Advisory Panel on Deaths in Custody. Copying or 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 Matt Leng, Deputy Head of Secretariat, Ministerial Council on Deaths in Custody, Rm G19, Abell House, John Islip Street, London, SW1P 4LH. Tell us how and why your wish to use our logo(s). Please include your contact details name, address, telephone number, fax number and email.

Virus protection awareness

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.

Crown copyright

You may re-use the information on this website free of charge in any format, but you must:

  • re-use the information accurately
  • acknowledge the source of the information
  • not re-use the information in a deliberately misleading way
  • not re-use the information for promotion or advertising purposes
  • not imply endorsement by the Independent Advisory Panel on Deaths in Custody, another government department or other public sector organisation
  • not mimic the style and appearance of the original information, for example by replicating the look of the Independent Advisory Panel on Deaths in Custody.

The permission to reproduce Crown protected material does not extend to any material on this site that is identified as being the copyright of a third party. Permission to use such material must be obtained from the copyright holder concerned.

Privacy statement

This privacy statement only covers the Independent Advisory Panel on Deaths in Custody website at http://www.independant.gov.uk/iapdeathsincustody. This statement does not cover links within this site to other websites.

Contact us form

The website provides a feedback form to allow users to:

  • Give general feedback about the site
  • Report technical problems with the site
  • Make a press/media enquiry
  • Make a Freedom of Information request

The information collected will be stored and used by the Independent Advisory Panel on Deaths in Custody chiefly for the purpose of fulfilling the stated service. We will not share any personal information that we receive about individuals with other organisations for commercial purposes, or use it for any marketing purposes not in accordance with the stated purpose of the original form through which the information was supplied, or otherwise as detailed in this Privacy Policy.

However, we reserve the right to use non-personal information for business, research and marketing purposes. In these cases the re-use of the information will not identify or be associated in any way with the individual who provided it and will not contain any contact information relating to that individual or their company.

For example, possible re-uses of non-personal information may include (but are not limited to):

  • A report made publicly available on the site listing all the Freedom of Information queries made in a given period
  • An internal report produced for the Independent Advisory Panel on Deaths in Custody staff listing any technical problems that have arisen with the website and steps taken to remedy them
  • Marketing literature using quotes drawn from feedback given about the site

In most cases, the information provided on a form is entirely optional. General feedback and technical problems can be sent without having to provide a name or email address. However, contact details may be given if you would like to receive a reply.

Website log files

All websites produce log files that record the activity on that site. Log files record which pages on the site have been accessed and how many times. From this information it is possible to produce statistics such as how busy the website is, which pages are the most popular and whether there are any broken links.

Log files typically record the IP address and/or hostname of all users accessing the website. This allows us to distinguish between different users and therefore estimate the number of unique visitors to the website. IP addresses and hostnames are not linked to any individual’s personally identifiable information.

Specific IP addresses and hostnames will not be made publicly available. They will only be used by website log file software to compile overall summary statistical reports on the performance of the website

Website log files are stored securely on the website using industry best practice methods for safeguarding information and server functions.


Depending on your browser’s security settings, websites may be allowed to create and store small files called ‘cookies’ in a specific directory on your computer to help with the functionality of the site. Cookies cannot harm your computer in any way. Only the website that created the cookie can subsequently reuse it.

There are two types of cookies:

  • A persistent cookie remains on your computer for a period of time to allow a website to recognise you when you return and present you with the appropriate customised pages
  • Session-specific cookies are deleted when you shut down your browser. These are used on sites where you log in; the cookie ensures that you stay logged in throughout that visit

 The Independent Advisory Panel on Deaths in Custody uses both types of cookie for Google Analytics. However, the site can still be used if cookies are refused by your browser.

The Data Protection Act 1998

The Data Protection Act requires us to protect any information we collect from you and regulates the management of personal information.

We need to handle personal information about you so that we can provide services for you.

When we ask you for personal information we promise to:

  • make sure you know why we need it; ask only for what we need and not collect too much or irrelevant information
  • protect it and make sure no unauthorised person has access to it
  • let you know if we share it with other organisations and how you can object to this
  • make sure we don’t keep it longer than is necessary
  • not make your personal information available for commercial use without your consent
  • consider your request to stop processing data about you.
  • only share your information with other organisations for the purposes that it has been collected

 In return we ask you to:

  • give us accurate information
  • tell us as soon as possible if there are any changes to your personal circumstances such as your address. This helps us to keep your information reliable and up-to-date.


This website is run by the Independent Advisory Panel on Deaths in Custody

This page states our intention that our website is usable and accessible to all users and details some of the measures taken. This website’s objective are to conform to the Guidelines for UK government websites, which support the W3C’s Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 1.0, Level AA, to ensure a Web accessibility standard have been achieved and are maintained.

This accessibility statement applies only to the Independent Advisory Panel on Deaths in Custody website at http://www.independant.gov.uk/iapdeathsincustody. This policy does not apply to any other site, including:

  • Other websites operated by or for the Independent Advisory Panel on Deaths in Custody
  • Other government departments and agencies
  • Any site that is linked from one of our pages

Alternative text

All images on this site are accompanied by a brief alternative text which where appropriate identifies an image or its function. This alternative text (alt-text) is generally only visible when the browser’s automatic image loading feature is turned off.


All text links are written so that they make sense when read out of context.


We aim to ensure all PDFs published on this site are fully accessible. Where this is not possible, we will provide information in an alternative format on request.

PDF files can be read using Adobe Reader software, which is available for many different computer systems including Windows, Macintosh, Linux and Palm. Visit the Adobe website to obtain the Adobe Reader software.

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