The G8 Presidency website has been designed to be accessible to all users, irrespective of their browser type, speed of connection or physical ability. It has been constructed in keeping with the Guidelines for UK Government Websites
, and abides by the W3C's Web Accessibility Initiative
recommendations. The RNIB have also been consulted on ways in which we can improve the accessibility of the site for visually impaired users.
The following accessibility features have been incorporated on our website:
A full text-only version
'Alt-text' on images
Text transcripts of all video material
The G8 Presidency website uses a number of different file formats to present information. We have taken care not to present any information in any format that is not standard across the web.
The following is a list of the non-HTML formats used on the website together with links to websites where you can download the free plug-ins necessary to access them:
Portable Document Format (PDF) - download the latest free Adobe Acrobat Reader from the Adobe website
. Viewers with visual difficulites may find it useful to investigate services provided to improve the accessibility of Acrobat documents - Access Adobe website
Audio and video presented in Windows Media format. Download the latest free Windows Media Player from the Microsoft website
WinZip - download the latest evaluation version of the WinZip decompression program from WinZip website
If you have a problem accessing any of the information on the G8 Presidency website, please contact us via the feedback form and include details of the page in question, the nature of the problem and which browser / operating system you are using.
Data Protection Act 1998
The FCO processes personal data for the purposes of promoting and protecting internationally the interests of the United Kingdom and its citizens and contributing to a stronger world community. Recipients of the personal data we may hold on you may include other UK Government Departments and public authorities.
You do not have to register to use the G8 Presidency website.
You can send a message to the G8 Presidency Team using our Feedback form. If you are asking for information we may need to contact other Government Departments to find answers to your questions. If your question is technical, we may need to pass it to our technology supplier. In such cases we will only pass on personal data if it is necessary to do so, and we will not keep your personal data or records of our correspondence longer than necessary.
Site usage information
i) Session cookies
Cookies are pieces of data created when you visit a website. The cookies our site uses are 'session cookies', which store your 'preferences' while you move around the site. You can set your computer not to accept cookies if you so wish. This will not in any way affect your ability to access the information on the site, but will prevent you logging into any of the personalised facilities and using the added functionality that the site offers.
ii) Log files
Log files allow us to record visitors' use of the site. The system puts together log file information from all our visitors, which we use to make changes to the layout of the site and to the information in it, based on the way that visitors move around it.
Log files do not contain any personal information.
The G8 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 which take effect from the date of first use.
Throughout this document the terms 'we', 'us' and 'our' refer to the FCO and the terms 'you' and 'your' refer to you the user.
Acceptable use policy - Use of this website
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 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 requesting or directing us to disclose the identity of anyone posting any such information or materials on the G8 Presidency website.
Copying 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 graphics should be sent via our feedback form. Tell us how and why you wish to use our logo(s). Please include your contact details.
Material featured on this site is subject to Crown copyright protection unless otherwise indicated. The Crown copyright protected material may be reproduced free of charge in any format or medium provided it is reproduced accurately and not used in a misleading context, except the designs, graphics, logos, maps. Where any of the Crown copyright items on this site are republished or copied to others, the source of the material must be identified and the copyright status acknowledged.
The permission to reproduce Crown protected material does not extend to any material on this site which is identified as being the copyright of a third party. Authorisation to reproduce such material must be obtained from the copyright holders concerned.
Hyperlinking to us at the G8 Presidency website
You do not have to ask permission to link directly to pages hosted on this site. However, we do not permit our pages to be loaded into frames on your site. The G8 Presidency pages must load into the user's entire window.
Hyperlinking by us at the G8 Presidency website
We are not responsible for the content or reliability of websites to which we link nor should a link be taken as endorsement of any kind. We cannot guarantee that these links will work all of the time and we have no control over the availability of linked pages.
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.
The G8 Presidency website and material relating to 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 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 G8 Presidency website.
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. Please submit any queries via our feedback form.