Terms and conditions

This page explains the terms and conditions for use of the Child Maintenance Options website.

The Child Maintenance Options website ('the website') is managed by the Child Maintenance Group which is part of the Department for Work and Pensions (referred to as 'the DWP', 'We', 'Us' or 'Our' below). In entering this site You as a user (referred to as 'You' or 'Your') are accepting Our terms and conditions.

Using the Child Maintenance Options website

The website is maintained for Your personal use and viewing. The access and use of the website featuring these terms and conditions constitutes Your acceptance of these terms and conditions. They take effect from the date on which You first use this website.

This website is only a general guide to the services provided, it is not a full and authoritative statement of the law. We have made every effort to make sure that the information available on this website is correct.

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 website 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 the website.

Information collected by Us is used for internal review to:

  • improve the content of the website
  • customise the content and/or layout of the website
  • notify users (with their consent) about updates to the website.

Information collected is not shared with other organisations for commercial purposes.

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You may use and re-use the information featured on this website (not including logos) free of charge in any format or medium, under the terms of the Open Government Licence.

We encourage users to establish hypertext links to this website.

Any enquiries regarding the use and re-use of this information resource should be sent to e-mail: psi@nationalarchives.gsi.gov.uk

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Linking to the website

Child Maintenance Options welcomes and encourages other websites to link to the information that is hosted on Our website. You do not have to ask permission to link but any link You make to Our website must not be used in a derogatory manner, or in a misleading context, or in a way that suggests Our endorsement of any products or services, without prior written agreement.

Disclaimer

The website and material relating to Child Maintenance Options or government 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, completeness and accuracy.

We do not warrant or represent that the functions contained in the material available on this website 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 or reliability of the materials.

In no event will We be liable for any expense, loss or damage including, without limitation, indirect or consequential loss or damage, or any expense, loss or damage whatsoever arising from use, or loss of use, of data, or loss of profits, arising out of or in connection with the use of www.cmoptions.org, or reliance on its content.

No data transmission over the Internet can be guaranteed as totally secure. Whilst We strive to protect such information, We do not warrant and cannot ensure the security of any information which You transmit to Us. Accordingly, any information that You transmit to Us is transmitted at Your own risk.

The website is not a substitute for independent professional advice and users should obtain any appropriate professional advice relevant to their particular circumstances.

The material on this website may include the views or recommendations of third parties, which do not necessarily reflect the views of the Child Maintenance Options service or government, or indicate a commitment to a particular course of action. We assume no responsibility or liability arising in respect of any such third party material.

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Governing law

These terms and conditions shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of England and Wales. Any dispute arising under these terms and conditions shall be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of England and Wales.

Links on the website will lead to other websites which are not under Our control. We are not responsible for the content of any linked site. Listing and linking should not be taken as an endorsement of any kind and We accept no liability in respect of the content. We cannot guarantee that these links will work all of the time and have no control over the availability of the linked pages.

Virus protection

We make every effort to check and test material at all stages of production. You must take Your own precautions to ensure that the process which You employ for accessing this website does not expose You to the risk of viruses, malicious computer code or other forms of interference which may damage Your own computer system. 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.

Variation

We may at any time revise these terms and conditions without notice. Please check regularly. Continued use of the website after a change has been made is Your acceptance of the change.

General

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 mean 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.

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