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Department of the Environment (DOE)

Northern Ireland Environment Agency

Driver & Vehicle Agency

Terms and Conditions is a government website owned, operated and managed by the Department of the Environment, hereafter referred to as 'the Department'. Access to, and use of, this site is provided by the Department for your personal use only. Use of this site constitutes your acceptance of these terms and conditions, which take effect immediately on your first use of the site The Department reserves the right to change these Terms and Conditions at any time by posting changes online. You are responsible for reviewing regularly information posted online to obtain timely notice of such changes. Your continued use of this site after changes are posted constitutes your acceptance of this agreement as modified by the posted changes.

Intellectual Property

(This relates to creations of the mind: inventions (patents), literary works, symbols, names and images used in commerce.)

The names, images and logos identifying the Department are proprietary marks of the Department. Copying or use of the Department's logo and/or any other third party logos and/or any line drawings, cartoons or the Skooter image accessed via the Department's website is not permitted without prior approval from the Department or relevant copyright owner in accordance with the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988. © Crown 2006


Copying or use of the Department's logo and/or other third party logos accessed via this website is not permitted without prior approval from the copyright owner. Requests for permission to use the Department's logo should be directed to the

Department of the Environment
Clarence Court
10-18 Adelaide Street


Tell us how and why you wish to use our logos. Please include your contact details as appropriate; name, address, telephone number, fax number and e-mail.


To us at We do not object to you linking directly to the information that is hosted on our site and, therefore, you do not need to ask our permission to do so. However, we would prefer it if our pages were not to be loaded into frames on your site. The Department's web pages should load into the user's entire window. If you do wish to load pages within frames then please contact the

Portal owners:-

If you wish to include Department of the Enviroment web page within a portal site then please contact the Please include your contact details name, address, telephone number, fax number and e-mail and a description of your portal site.

From this website:-

The links provided on this site are for your information and should not be taken as an endorsement of any kind. The Department accepts no responsibility in respect of your access to such websites or any material found on them . The Department cannot guarantee that these links will work all of the time

Virus Protection

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.


When you enter the NI Direct site your computer will be automatically issued with a cookie, in order to collect non-personal user information required for system administration and correct functioning of the website.

Cookies are pieces of data created when you visit a site, and many simply contain a unique, anonymous number which helps a web server to identify your browser and maintain a session with it.

Persistent cookies

Some website cookies can be stored in a text file in the cookie directory of your hard drive, and these do not expire at the end of your session with the website - these are so-called "persistent" cookies. NI Direct uses a persistent cookie to store a random number on your computer to help us track your visit and help us understand how you use the site so that we can provide you with a better service. NI Directs' persistent cookies do not contain any personal information about you and cannot be used to identify you as a person.

Non-persistent or session cookies

NI Direct also uses non-persistent or session cookies - these are generally not stored on your hard drive and are destroyed when your session ends. NI Direct session cookies do not contain any personal information about you and cannot be used to identify you as a person.

How to enable cookies

You can set your browser not to accept cookies. However, some features of the NI Direct website can only be used if your browser can accept session cookies.

To enable cookies follow the instructions for the browser you are using, obtainable by visiting the website of your browser manufacturer.


The Department's website, and material relating to government information, products and services (or third party information, products and services), are 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 make 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 damage whatsoever arising from use or loss of use of, data, or profits, arising out of or in connection with the use of the Department for the Environment’s website.

These Terms and Conditions shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of Northern Ireland. Any dispute arising under these Terms and Conditions shall be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of Northern Ireland.