Terms & conditions


PLACARD is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.

This means you can copy and redistribute the material in any medium or format, but you must credit the original source. You are not permitted to use the material for commercial purposes. Please see the Creative Commons license for more details.

Copyright in the typographical design & layout of the printed reports rests with the publisher.

Reproduction of the PLACARD logo is only permitted with express permission – please contact us to request usage details.

Data protection

PLACARD complies with the requirements of the EU Data Protection Directive with regard to the collection, processing, storage and disclosure of personal information.


If you find you are unable to access particular information or services, or if you have any questions or suggestions regarding the accessibility of this site, please contact us.

You can increase the font size, or adjust the colour of text and backgrounds using controls in your web browser.

For further information on accessibility tools and features, there is a very helpful section on the BBC website – My web, my way.

PDF files

Documents marked PDF are saved in Portable Document Format (PDF). To read them you will need a copy of Adobe Acrobat Reader. The Acrobat Reader software is available to download free of charge.

Viewers with visual difficulties may find services provided by Adobe to improve the accessibility of Adobe Acrobat documents useful – http://access.adobe.com

This website is provided for information purposes only. PLACARD makes every effort to ensure that the information is accurate and up-to-date. However, PLACARD is not liable for any damages whatsoever arising out of, or in connection with, the use of the site. 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. Every effort will be made to ensure a continuous web service, but PLACARD cannot guarantee that its web service will be uninterrupted or error-free.

Linking to the PLACARD website

You are permitted to link to any pages on this website; however you should be aware that the site will be updated, and very occasionally URLs may change, resulting in broken links.

Links to other websites

As part of its information service, this website contains links to websites operated by other parties. PLACARD does not control these websites and is not responsible for their content and performance, nor does it endorse any of the material on such websites.

Publication Date: 
Thursday, April 7, 2016

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