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1. Disclaimer of Liability

Nothing in this website constitutes individual dietetic advice. Always consult a suitably qualified dietitian on any specific problem or matter. Whilst we take every effort to ensure that the information contained in this website is both accurate and complete, no guarantees can be given. The British Dietetic Association (BDA) assumes no responsibility for information contained on this site and disclaims all liability to any third party for injury damage or loss suffered as a result of reliance on information on this website.

2. Virus protection

The BDA makes every effort to check and test material at all stages of production. It is always wise for you to run an anti-virus programme on all material downloaded from the Internet. The BDA cannot accept any responsibility for any loss, disruption or damage to your data or your computer system that may occur while using material derived from this website.

3. Hyperlinks

The BDA's Weight Wise website contains links to other websites and to material contained on other websites. The BDA is not responsible for the content or reliability of the linked websites and to the extent permitted by law disclaims all liability in respect of such content and of any other websites or content which you may be able to access from such websites. Listing shall 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.
The BDA reserves the right at its discretion to prohibit any link from another Internet site to the BDA's Weight Wise website. Without prejudice to this, any link to the BDA's Weight Wise website must be neither misleading nor deceptive and must fairly indicate the BDA or as the destination of the link.

4. Intellectual Property Protection

The contents and design of the BDA's Weight Wise website and any material e-mailed to you or otherwise supplied to you in conjunction with the website are copyright of the BDA and its licensors. You may not use or reproduce or allow anyone to use or reproduce any trademarks (such as the "BDA” name and logo, the Weight Wise name and logo or other trade names appearing on the BDA's Weight Wise website) for any reason without written permission from the BDA. The software which operates the BDA's Weight Wise website is proprietary software and you may not use it except as expressly allowed under these Terms. You may not copy, reverse engineer, modify or otherwise deal with the software.

5. Use of BDA Weight Wise Website Content

You may retrieve and display "" content on a computer screen or mobile telephone, print individual pages on paper (but not photocopy them) and store such pages in electronic form on your mobile telephone for your personal, non-commercial use. Except as expressly set out above, you may not reproduce, modify or in any way commercially exploit any of the BDA's Weight Wise website content. In particular, but without limiting the general application of the restrictions contained in the preceding sentence, you may not do any of the following without prior written permission from the BDA:

  • reproduce or store in or transmit to any other web site, server or other storage device connected to a network or regularly or systematically store in electronic or print form, all or any part of the BDA's Weight Wise website content, or
  • modify, publish, transmit, participate in the transfer or sale of, reproduce, create derivative works from, distribute, perform, display, or in any way exploit all or any part of the BDA's Weight Wise website content (including use as part of any library, archive or similar service) without the prior written consent of the BDA, or
  • remove the copyright or trade mark notice from any copies of the BDA's Weight Wise website content made under these Terms.
  • Any use of "" content not specifically permitted above is expressly prohibited. Requests for permission for other uses may be sent to the Chief Executive of the British Dietetic Association and may be subject to a fee.

6. Termination

The BDA may, in its discretion, terminate or suspend your access to all or part of "" website with or without cause by delivering notice to you.
These rights of termination are in addition to all other rights or remedies of the BDA provided in these Terms or by law.

7. Privacy Policy

This privacy statement describes how we at the BDA use the information which we collect on our website, If you have any questions about this statement or your personal information, please contact the BDA.

You do not have to give us any personal information in order to use this website. However, if you would like to sign up for our e-newsletter or submit a question, you will need to submit your email address. This is the only information we require. We gather this information to allow us to process any enquiries that you may make.

Our webserver collects certain information such as:

  1. IP addresses;
  2. host names;
  3. domain name;
  4. the time and date information is requested;
  5. the browser version and platform when information is requested;

We use this information to produce aggregate visitor statistics in relation to which pages are being accessed. We may also use it to monitor usage patterns on this website in order to improve navigation and design features to help you get information more easily. This information is collated and provided to us as daily log files. These statistics will not include information that can be used to identify any individual.


A cookie is a piece of data stored on a user's hard drive while they are visiting a particular website and it contains simple information about the user's identity but no personal information. We may use cookies on our website to store passwords, so that it is not necessary to provide a password for every visit to our website. We may also use cookies to track the interests of our users so that we can subsequently enhance their experience on our website.

IP Addresses

We use IP addresses to analyse trends, administer the website, track users' movements, and gather broad demographic information for aggregate use. IP addresses are not linked to personally identifiable information.


This website contains links to other websites. Please note that we are not responsible for the privacy practices of other websites. This privacy statement applies solely to information collected by this website and we encourage our users to be aware when they leave our site and to read the privacy statements of other websites.

Your Consent

By using our website you consent to the collection and use of your personal information in the manner set out above. If we change or modify our privacy policy we shall post these changes on this page so our users are always aware of what information we collect and how we use it.

8. Copyright notice

The contents of these pages are © The BDA 2003 unless otherwise stated. Copying, publication and distribution are prohibited other than in accordance with our copyright notice

The BDA is, unless otherwise stated, the owner of copyright and database right in this website and its contents. No part of this website may be published, distributed, extracted, re-utilised, or reproduced in any material form (including photocopying or storing it in any medium by electronic means and whether or not transiently or incidentally to some other use of this publication) except in accordance with the permissions set out below or as permitted by the Copyright Designs and Patents Act 1988 or the Copyright and Rights in Databases Regulations 1997 as applicable.

IMPORTANT The following permissions DO NOT APPLY to content supplied by third parties. For permitted use of third party content please apply to the relevant content owner.

Licence for personal use

You may view this site electronically.

You may, for your personal use only, save to your individual storage medium and print such extracts from this site as are necessary for such use ("extracted material").

Licence to recopy for limited purposes

You may recopy extracted material to individual third parties for their personal use only, but only if:

  • you acknowledge the The BDA website as the source of the material. You must include such acknowledgment and the BDA Weight Wise website address in the copy of the extracted material; and
  • you inform the third party that these conditions apply to him or her and that he/she must comply with them; and
  • you recopy the extracted material in complete and unmodified form.

This licence to recopy does not permit incorporation of the material or any part of it in any other work or publication, whether in hard copy or electronic or any other form. In particular (but without limitation) no part of the BDA website may be distributed or recopied for any commercial purpose or for a fee.

The BDA reserves the right at any time at its discretion to withdraw or modify the licences set out above.