Terms of Use


1. The Daslne website is operated by the Faculty of Medical Sciences at Newcastle University. These terms of use govern your use of this website. We may amend these terms of use from time to time, and any revisions will be effective once available on this site.

2. Daslne is an archive and resource service only. It is not a support service and cannot offer advice on individual circumstances. While we aim to ensure that the information published on this website is accurate and consistent, thiswebsite/database resource provides information only and should not be used for the diagnosis or treatment of medical conditions.  The authors are not responsible or liable, directly or indirectly, for any form of damages whatsoever resulting from the use (or misuse) of information contained in or implied by the information on this site”

3. You acknowledge and agree that Newcastle University will not be responsible for any claims, losses or damages (whether direct or indirect) arising out of or relating to the misuse of or inappropriate reliance on the contents of this website, except to the extent that such liability cannot be excluded by law.

4. This website contains links to other sites. We are not responsible for the content of any third party website and a link to another site in no way constitutes an endorsement of the contents therein.

5. If you submit personal information to us through this website, it will be used in accordance with our privacy policy.

6. The internet is not a secure medium for communication. We cannot guarantee that any information you submit to us through our website or by email will arrive safely or be secure from interception by third parties.

7. These materials are copyright ©Newcastle University 2003 except where otherwise stated.  These materials maybe not be used, reproduced and distributed without permission.  You are not permitted to alter, amend or convert these materials without prior permission of Newcastle University.

8. These terms of use shall be governed by and interpreted in accordance with the laws of England and Wales and you agree to submit to the non-exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of England and Wales in respect of any disputes which may arise in relation to our website.


Collection of personal information

You can access all of the pages on this website without providing your personal information. However, you may choose to provide us with your personal information in other instances:

  • contacting us by email
  • registering or posting comments to our forum

Use of personal information

When you submit personal information, you consent to our use of the information as set out in this privacy policy.

We shall not disclose your personal information to any third parties without obtaining your prior consent unless we are required by law to do so. In particular:

  • If you submit an enquiry by email – we shall use your personal information to administer and respond to your enquiry. We shall securely store the information you supply and the response we provide.
  • If you request to receive a newsletter – we shall use your personal information to send it to you by email. If at any time you wish to stop receiving it, please email us to do so and your details will be removed from our database.
  • With your permission, academic institutions may occasionally use our data in relevant studies. In these instances, we shall inform you in advance and you will have the choice to opt out of the study. The information that is used will be made anonymous and will be confidential.