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Accessing our site

The Institute of Alcohol Studies does not guarantee that access to this website will be uninterrupted, that it will be free from viruses or that it cannot be tampered with by third parties. We have tried to ensure that all information we provide through the website is correct at the time we included it, but we cannot guarantee the accuracy of these pages, and any visitor using information contained in them does so entirely at their own risk. Any guidance on this site is not intended to replace professional advice and, in case of doubt, please consult an appropriately qualified legal, health or medical practitioner.

The Institute accepts no responsibility for the content of external websites. Other websites that we link to are owned and operated by third parties and we have no control over them. We include links to other websites for information only - this does not mean that we approve or endorse any particular third party website.

Please note the following terms and conditions attached to this site. Your continued use of the site indicates that you accept these terms in full.

Data protection

The Institute recognises and acknowledges the responsibility and duty of trust that we have to maintain the privacy of Personal Data shared with us through the web or any other source. Individuals may at times be asked to supply personal information. Any Personal Data that we collect, record or use in any way, whether it is held on paper, on computer or any other media will have appropriate safeguards applied to it to ensure that we comply with the Data Protection Act 1998.

If we collect any personal data from you we will inform you why we are collecting your data and what we intend to use it for. We will not share your data with a third party unless we specifically ask your approval. The Institute does not rent or sell any mailing details to any third party.

Website use

We may also collect and record information in order for us to understand more about how our website is used. To help us to monitor and improve our website we will gather certain data about you when you visit us. This includes general information about your computer's operating system, browser, your IP address and/or domain name, your search engine (if you came to our site via a search) and the pages of our website which you visit.


The content of this website is the copyright of The Institute of Alcohol Studies unless otherwise stated. We aim to provide information about alcohol, policies to reduce alcohol related harm and the work of The Institute. We also provide links to a range of other contacts. The Institute does not endorse or approve of all of the information appearing on sites we have links to. The user of the link is responsible for the downloading and copying of any linked material and/or any fees or charges. The downloading of images and/or text without the permission of the copyright owner may breach copyright legislation. Always check the website copyright notice and/or website disclaimer to ensure that your use of any material is permitted.