Terms + Conditions

This page explains Ourstoryinthemaking.com terms of use. You must agree to these to use Ourstoryinthemaking.com.

Who we are

Ourstoryinthemaking.com is managed by the Northern Ireland Office (NIO).

Using Ourstoryinthemaking.com

You agree to use Ourstoryinthemaking.com only for lawful purposes. You must also use it in a way that does not infringe the rights of, or restrict or inhibit the use and enjoyment of, this site by anyone else.

We update Ourstoryinthemaking.com all the time. We can change or remove content at any time without notice.

Linking to Ourstoryinthemaking.com

We welcome and encourage other websites to link to Ourstoryinthemaking.com.

You must contact us for permission if you want to either:

  • charge your website’s users to click on a link to any page on Ourstoryinthemaking.com
  • say your website is associated with or endorsed by Ourstoryinthemaking.com.

Linking from Ourstoryinthemaking.com

Ourstoryinthemaking.com links to websites that are managed by other government departments and agencies, service providers or other organisations. We do not have any control over the content on these websites.

We’re not responsible for:

  • the protection of any information you give to these websites
  • any loss or damage that may come from your use of these websites, or any other websites they link to

You agree to release us from any claims or disputes that may come from using these websites.

You should read all terms and conditions, privacy policies and end user licences that relate to these websites before you use them.

Using Ourstoryinthemaking.com content

Contact us if you want to reproduce a piece of content.

We make most of the content on Ourstoryinthemaking.com available through social media channels. The websites and social channels that use our feeds are not our products, and they might use versions of our content that have been edited and stored for later use (‘cached’).

We do not give any guarantees, conditions or warranties about the accuracy or completeness of any content used by these entities. We’re not liable for any loss or damage that may come from your use of these products.

The most up to date version of our content will always be on Ourstoryinthemaking.com.


While we make every effort to keep Ourstoryinthemaking.com up to date, we do not provide any guarantees, conditions or warranties that the information will be:

  • current
  • secure
  • accurate
  • complete
  • free from bugs or viruses

We do not publish advice on Ourstoryinthemaking.com. You should get professional or specialist advice before doing anything on the basis of the content.

We’re not liable for any loss or damage that may come from using Ourstoryinthemaking.com. This includes:

  • any direct, indirect or consequential losses
  • any loss or damage caused by civil wrongs (‘tort’, including negligence), breach of contract or otherwise
  • the use of Ourstoryinthemaking.com and any websites that are linked to or from it
  • the inability to use Ourstoryinthemaking.com and any websites that are linked to or from it

This applies if the loss or damage was foreseeable, arose in the normal course of things or you advised us that it might happen.

This includes (but is not limited to) the loss of your:

  • income or revenue
  • salary, benefits or other payments
  • business
  • profits or contracts
  • opportunity
  • anticipated savings
  • data
  • goodwill or reputation
  • tangible property
  • intangible property, including loss, corruption or damage to data or any computer system
  • wasted management or office time

We may still be liable for:

  • death or personal injury arising from our negligence
  • fraudulent misrepresentation
  • any other liability which cannot be excluded or limited under applicable law

Requests to remove content

You can ask for content to be removed from Ourstoryinthemaking.com. We’ll remove content:

  • in order to comply with data protection legislation covering the rights and freedoms of individuals
  • if it breaches copyright laws, contains sensitive personal data or material that may be considered obscene or defamatory

Contact us to ask for content to be removed. You’ll need to send us the web address (URL) of the content and explain why you think it should be removed. We’ll reply to let you know whether we’ll remove it.

We remove content at our discretion. You can still request information under the Freedom of Information Act and the Data Protection Act.

Information about you and your visits to Ourstoryinthemaking.com

We collect information about you in accordance with our privacy policy and our cookie policy. By using Ourstoryinthemaking.com, you agree to us collecting this information and confirm that any data you provide is accurate.

Virus protection

We make every effort to check and test Ourstoryinthemaking.com for viruses at every stage of production. You must make sure that the way you use Ourstoryinthemaking.com does not expose you to the risk of viruses, malicious computer code or other forms of interference which can damage your computer system.

We’re not responsible for any loss, disruption or damage to your data or computer system that might happen when you use Ourstoryinthemaking.com.

Viruses, hacking and other offences

When using Ourstoryinthemaking.com, you must not introduce viruses, trojans, worms, logic bombs or any other material that’s malicious or technologically harmful.

You must not try to gain unauthorised access to Ourstoryinthemaking.com, the server on which it’s stored or any server, computer or database connected to it.

You must not attack Ourstoryinthemaking.com in any way. This includes denial-of-service attacks.

We’ll report any attacks or attempts to gain unauthorised access to Ourstoryinthemaking.com to the relevant law enforcement authorities and share information about you with them.


There may be legal notices elsewhere on Ourstoryinthemaking.com that relate to how you use the site.

We’re not liable if we fail to comply with these terms and conditions because of circumstances beyond our reasonable control.

We might decide not to exercise or enforce any right available to us under these terms and conditions. We can always decide to exercise or enforce that right at a later date.

Doing this once will not mean we automatically waive the right on any other occasion.

If any of these terms and conditions are held to be invalid, unenforceable or illegal for any reason, the remaining terms and conditions will still apply.

Changes to these terms and conditions

Please check these terms and conditions regularly. We can update them at any time without notice.

You’ll agree to any changes if you continue to use Ourstoryinthemaking.com after the terms and conditions have been updated.

Last updated: 15-04-2021

Contacting us

To contact ourstoryinthemaking.com with a data protection query regarding the processing of your personal data, or to exercise any of your rights noted above, please send an email to [email protected] or write to:

Northern Ireland Office

Erskine House
20-32 Chichester Street
United Kingdom

Making a complaint about how your data is processed

If you are dissatisfied with any aspect of how ourstoryinthemaking.com processes your personal data you can complain to the Information Commissioner's Office

Information Commissioner's Office

Wycliffe House

Water Lane




T: 0303 123 1113 (local rate) or 01625 545 745

F: 01625 524 510

E: [email protected]

W: https://ico.org.uk/

Copyright and Reuse of Text

The text content on this website is made available under the Open Government Licence (OGL) Version 3.0, which allows you to:

  • Copy, distribute, and transmit the text.
  • Adapt the text.
  • Exploit the text commercially and non-commercially.

You are free to:

  • Share — copy and redistribute the material in any medium or format.
  • Adapt — remix, transform, and build upon the material for any purpose, even commercially.

Under the following terms:

  • Attribution: You must give appropriate credit, provide a link to the licence, and indicate if changes were made. You may do so in any reasonable manner, but not in any way that suggests the licensor endorses you or your use.
  • No additional restrictions: You may not apply legal terms or technological measures that legally restrict others from doing anything the licence permits.

The full text of the OGL can be found at Open Government Licence.

For any further enquiries about the reuse of text content on this website, please contact [email protected].