Terms of Use Policy

Website – Terms of Use

This website is owned and operated by De Montfort University address is at The Gateway, Leicester, LE1 9BH.

The website has been created to support and publicise the work of the SVDV research network here at De Montfort University.  This includes activities such as our conference events.

These terms and conditions govern your use of the website, by using the website you accept these Terms and Conditions in full. If you do not agree to any of these Terms and Conditions or any part of these Terms and Conditions, then you must not use our site.


De Montfort University disclaims liability for loss or damage of whatever nature and extent resulting directly or indirectly from any use of the information made available on this website by De Montfort University.

Advice, Guidance and Recommendations – We make every effort to ensure that the information on the website is accurate. However we make no guarantee as to, and assume no responsibility for, the correctness, sufficiency or completeness of such information or recommendations.

The website is not a substitute for professional advice. You should consult your local agencies or other suitably qualified professionals, before making any decisions that could affect you or others.

Privacy Statement

This website has been created as a networking tool and to promote the activities of University staff and their professional partners relating to the subjects of Sexual Violence and Domestic Violence. It is also used for those registering online to make abstract submissions for our conference events.

We are committed to respecting and protecting the privacy of everyone who visits our site or provides us with personal information. We do not pass personal information to any party outside the organisation without prior consent. We may pass personal information to a third party only where required by regulation or Law.

Right of Revision

De Montfort University reserves the right to revise, review or withdraw any of the content within this website at any time without prior notice.

Limited Access

We reserve the right to restrict access to other or all areas of our website at our discretion.

You will not be able to access all areas of the website. Some areas may be restricted for password access only. You must ensure that any Username and password sent to you in order to access the website is kept safe and remains confidential.

We retain the right to disable your ID and password in our sole discretion without any prior notice.

Web statistics

We monitor website traffic to assist in the continuous improvement and development of the site, but do this only by monitoring IP addresses that are not linked in any way to any personal data, retaining the anonymity of our visitors.

Use of website content

This website contains data, text, images and other materials created and/or supplied by us and/or third party partners. The content is our property or the property of our third party partners and is protected by copyright, trademark, and other intellectual property laws.

Except as expressly authorised by us, you may not modify, copy, reproduce, republish, upload, post, transmit, distribute, sell, license, rent, publicly display or perform, edit, adapt or create a derivative work of, in any manner, any content from the site. Notwithstanding the above, you may print or download content from this site only for individual, personal and non-commercial use, provided that you do not republish or distribute the content in any way and you keep intact all copyright notices. Use of the content for any purpose not expressly permitted by us is prohibited.

Image Capture

The policy of the university is that the rights of staff, students and visitors to the university, or individuals and groups who are visited by the university’s representatives, should not be jeopardised by any university activity. The university further recognises its responsibilities towards children and young people.

Images may be captured during events organised and hosted by the university using film photography, digital photography, video or other medium and may be used on the website, university prospectus or course brochures, other publicity material (such as internal and external newsletters), exhibition of student work or graduation ceremony brochure and may be provided to the media for publication in local or national newspapers or educational magazines. The university acknowledges its responsibilities in capturing images by photography or other means under the provisions of the following legislation.

The Protection of Children Act 1978: The University recognises that it is a criminal offence to take, permit to be taken, distribute, have in one’s possession or publish indecent photographs (including films and other imagery) of children.

The Human Rights Act 1998: The University recognises an individual’s rights to privacy as protected by this Act.

The Data Protection Act 1998: The university undertakes to inform all those whose images may be recorded (or their parents/guardians if under 18 years of age) of the purposes for which the images may be used by the university.

In this context the university informs all persons taking part in university activities that they may be photographed, filmed, videoed or otherwise captured in image form. Where possible and practical to do so, the university seeks written consent to image capture. Where this is not possible for practical reasons, unless express objections are received, individuals attending an event at the university are deemed to have given their consent by attending or remaining at the event. Any queries or complaints should be raised with the event host in the first instance.

Data protection

All personal information collected from this website is processed in compliance with the Data Protection Act 1998. All information is held securely and is used only for the purposes of conference events on behalf of the SVDV research network at De Montfort University. For further information about data protection, please see our statement on our main website at: http://www.dmu.ac.uk/documents/about-dmu-documents/quality-management-and-policy/information-security/policies/dpa-policy-web-v1-0.pdf

Acceptable Use

You must not use the website in any way that causes, or may cause, damage to the website or impairment of availability or accessibility of the website; or in a way that is illegal, fraudulent or harmful, or in connection with any illegal, fraudulent or harmful purpose or activity.

You must not use our website to copy, store, host, transmit, send , use, publish or distribute any material which consists of (or is linked to) any spyware, computer virus, Trojan horse, worm, keystroke logger, rootkit or other malicious computer software. You must not conduct any systematic or automated data collection activities (including without limitation scraping, data mining, data extraction and data harvesting) on or in relation to our website without our written consent.

Links to other sites

We take no responsibility for the content of any external websites we link to. The university will not be liable for any content or any of the goods, services or information on any third party website or websites. We accept for no liability for any loss as a result of your use of any linked sites in any way whatsoever.

Linking to our site

You may link to our home page, provided you do so in a way that is fair and legal and does not damage our reputation or take advantage of it.

You must not establish a link in such a way as to suggest any form of association, approval or endorsement on our part where none exists.

You must not establish a link to our site in any website that is not owned by you.

Our site must not be framed on any other site, nor may you create a link to any part of our site other than the home page.

If you wish to make any use of content on our site other than that set out above, please contact the SVDV team on svdv@dmu.ac.uk.

Intellectual Property Rights

The university is the owner or the licensee of all intellectual property rights on the website. By submitting a Contribution to the website you agree to grant the university a non-exclusive worldwide royalty-free perpetual non-revocable license to use your Contributions.

Although you will still own the copyright in your Contribution, the university will have the right to distribute, adapt, modify, display, reproduce and transmit such information in any and all media without any duty to account to you.

You also grant the university the right to grant licenses to users of the website to view and copy such information for personal use and to grant any other sub-licenses.

If submitting an abstract for a conference event, then you agree that if accepted this information will appear in a final programme for the event which will be published on the website and provided to all registered delegates, both electronically and as hard copy. You retain copyright to the full version of any papers and articles resulting from the abstract.

You agree that you will not submit any Contribution protected by copyright, trade mark, patent, trade secret, moral right, or other intellectual property, personal, contractual, proprietary or other right owned by a third party without the express permission of the owner of the respective right.  You are solely responsible for any damage resulting from your failure to obtain such permission or from any other harm resulting from any Contribution that you submit. If you are not in a position to grant the license described or the assurance please do not submit any Contributions to the website.

You must not publish or use for commercial purposes any part of the materials on the website without obtaining written consent from us.

If you have any questions please contact us


If you wish to contact us in relation any aspect of the operation of this website, you may do so at Email: svdv@dmu.ac.uk

These Website Terms and Conditions are governed by English Law and users of the website submit to the non- exclusive jurisdiction of the Courts of England and Wales.