MI5 - Security Service

Terms and Conditions

Using our website

The Security Service website is available for your personal use and viewing. Access and use by you of this site constitutes acceptance by you of these Terms and Conditions that take effect from the date of first use. You agree to use this website 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 other third party.

Intellectual property

The names, images and logos identifying the Security Service are proprietary marks of the Security Service. The unauthorised use of Security Service logos and/or any other third party logos accessed via this website is not permitted.

Copyright

The material on this website is subject to Crown Copyright unless otherwise indicated.

The material is available for anyone to use, reuse, copy, adapt, modify, publish, distribute, transmit or exploit, subject only to a few restrictions under the terms of the Open Government Licence for public sector information. You don't have to ask for permission to use the material, but you do have to accept the terms of the Open Government Licence opens in a new window.

Under the Open Government Licence, you must acknowledge the source of the material by including an attribution statement. The statement must include the source and date of the material wherever practical. If it is online, it should also include a link to the Open Government Licence wherever possible. For example:

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© Crown Copyright 2011. Licensed under the Open Government Licence

It is important that you read and accept the Open Government Licence before you use material from this website.

The permission to reproduce Crown Copyright material does not extend to any material on this website which is identified as being subject to the copyright of a third party. Authorisation to reproduce such material must be obtained from the third party copyright holder.

Linking to the Security Service website

You do not have to ask permission to link directly to pages on this website. However, we do not permit our pages to be loaded into frames on your site. The Security Service pages should load into the user's entire window.

Links on the Security Service website

We are not responsible for the content or reliability of any websites we link to on the Security Service website. Listing should 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.

Virus protection

We make every effort to check and test material published on this website at all stages of its creation. 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.

Disclaimer

The Security Service website and material relating to Government information, products and services (or to third party information, products and services), is provided "as is", without any representation or endorsement made and without warranty of any kind whether expressed or implied.

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 makes 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 damages whatsoever arising from use or loss of use of, data or profits arising out of or in connection with the use of the Security Service website.

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

Security Advice disclaimer

The Security Service shall have no liability to any person for the accuracy or contents of the security advice published on this website. The Security Service assumes no responsibility to any person. No warranties are given. No liability is accepted for any inclusion or omission herefrom or the absence of any other information or matter. Furthermore, no liability or responsibility is accepted for any further advice given or omission to give further advice, prior to or subsequent to the advice published on this website.

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