Terms and conditions

The Food Standards Agency websites are maintained for your personal use and viewing. Access and use by you of these sites constitutes your acceptance of these Terms and Conditions. This includes a privacy statement, cookie information, copyright statement, disclaimer and hyperlinking policy.

Linking to and from our sites

Hyperlinking to us at the Food Standards Agency
You do not have to ask permission to link directly to pages hosted on our sites. We do not object to you linking directly to the information that is hosted on our sites.

However, we do not permit our pages to be loaded into frames on your site. The Food Standards Agency pages must load into the user's entire window.

Hyperlinking by us at the Food Standards Agency
We are not responsible for the content or reliability of external websites that we link to. Listing should not 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.

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  • Crown copyright

    The material featured on this website is subject to Crown copyright protection unless otherwise indicated.

  • Disclaimer

    Every effort is made to ensure that the information provided on this site is accurate and up to date, but no legal responsibility is accepted for any errors, omissions or misleading statements.

  • Privacy policy

    This page explains our privacy policy and how we will use and protect any information about you that you give us when you visit this website.

  • Terms and conditions for blogs and social networks

    These are standard rules about posting comments on our blog, twitter and social network sites. They are designed to ensure participants feel safe, keen to take part again and keep to its focus.

  • Terms and conditions for information and services at food.gov.uk/ratings

    If you continue to browse and use the information and services (including the food hygiene rating data and application programming interface, API) at www.food.gov.uk/ratings, you are agreeing to comply with and be bound by the following terms and conditions of use, which together with our privacy policy govern the FSA’s relationship with you in relation to www.food.gov.uk/ratings and its services.