Terms of use

This online service helps you make an advance decision (living will) or an advance statement. It will take you through the advance decision and advance statement forms step-by-step. We'll use your answers to create your form that you can save, print, sign and get witnessed.

The service is intended for use by an individual (the person the advance decision or advance statement is for), or by others on their behalf and only with their consent.

By using this online service, you agree to keep to these terms of use.

Any information you provide will be stored securely and used in line with our privacy notice.

Information provided by this service

Compassion in Dying works hard to ensure that information within the website is accurate. However, we cannot guarantee the accuracy and completeness of any information at all times. Guidance contained within this website should not be considered legal or medical advice. This website provides information to support you in making an advance decision or advance statement. However, Compassion in Dying cannot give legal advice on individual cases. You should answer questions within this website based on consideration of the specific circumstances of the individual (the person the advance decision or advance statement is for), seeking advice from a legal professional if needed.

Compassion in Dying is not responsible for the content or reliability of any linked services or websites, and does not necessarily endorse any views expressed within them.

While Compassion in Dying makes every effort to ensure this website is accessible at all times, we are not liable if the website is unavailable for any period of time.

Your account security

When you create an online account for this service, use a valid email address and choose a strong password that someone else will not be able to guess easily.

It’s your responsibility to keep your sign-in details safe. Do not share your password with anyone or write it down.

You are responsible for all activity on your account.

We recommend that you sign out of your account when you’re not using the service. We’ll automatically sign you out if you have not used the service for an hour.

Accessing this service securely

You’re responsible for accessing this service securely. You should not access it using a computer or network that may leave personal information accessible to others. For example, you should not:

leave a computer unprotected while you’re signed in to the service access the service using a shared or public computer access the service using an open WiFi network

Governing law

Your use of this website and any dispute arising from its use will be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of England and Wales, including but not limited to the:

  • Computer Misuse Act 1990
  • Data Protection Act 2018 (The Data Protection Act is the UK’s implementation of the General Data Protection Regulation, known as GDPR)
  • Mental Capacity Act 2005

About these terms of use

These terms of use affect your rights and liabilities under the law. They govern your use of, and relationship with this service.

Please check these terms of use regularly. We may update them at any time without notice. This might happen if there’s a change in the law or to the way the service works. You’ll agree to any changes if you continue to use the service after the terms of use have been updated.