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Copyright of OU websites

All rights, including copyright, in the content and design of these web pages are owned or controlled for these purposes by The Open University.

There are particular circumstances regarding the OpenLearn website (the OU's open content initiative) - see Copyright of OpenLearn website.

In accessing these web pages, you agree that you may only download the content for your own personal non-commercial use.

You are not permitted to copy, broadcast, download, store (in any medium), transmit, show or play in public, adapt or change in any way the content of these web pages for any other purpose whatsoever without the prior written permission of the Open University This site provides access via hypertext links to resources in other web sites for browsing only and in so doing we are not endorsing any linked entities nor authorising any act which may be in breach of copyright or any other third party rights which are protected in law or by international treaties world-wide. We do not accept any responsibility or liability for any of the material contained on any third party web page.

The contents of this web site are only for general information or use. They do not constitute advice and should not be relied upon in making (or refraining from making) any decision. We use reasonable care to make sure that the information appearing on our web site is accurate and up to date. However, errors and omissions do occur and you should not take the accuracy of the information for granted. Because we do not have control over the use to which the information should be put, we exclude any warranty, express or implied, as to the quality, accuracy, timeliness, completeness, performance, fitness for a particular purpose of the web site or any of its contents. We will not be liable for any damages (including without limitation damages for loss of profit, revenue or anticipated savings) arising in contract, tort or otherwise from the use of or inability to use the web site or any of its contents or from any action taken (or refrained from being taken) as a result of using the web site or any such contents. We make no warranty that the contents of the web site are free from infection by viruses or anything else which has contaminating or destructive properties.

Head of Intellectual Property
The Open University
Walton Hall
Milton Keynes
MK7 6AA