Using this site

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

We update this site all the time. We can change or remove content at any time without notice.

Linking to this site

We welcome and encourage other websites to link to this site.

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 this site
  • say your website is associated with or endorsed by the National Infrastructure Commission.

Linking from this site

This site links to websites that are managed by other government departments and agencies, service providers or other organisations. We don’t 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 NIC.org.uk content

Most content on this site is subject to Crown copyright protection and is published under the Open Government Licence (OGL).

Some content is exempt from the OGL – check the list of exemptions.

If any content isn’t subject to Crown copyright protection or published under the OGL, we’ll usually credit the author or copyright holder.

You can reproduce content published on GOV.UK under the OGL as long as you follow the licence’s conditions.

Contact us if you want to reproduce a piece of content but aren’t sure if it’s covered by Crown copyright or the OGL.

 

Disclaimer

While we make every effort to keep this site up to date, we don’t provide any guarantees, conditions or warranties that the information will be:

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

We’re not liable for any loss or damage that may come from using this site. 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 this site and any websites that are linked to or from it
  • the inability to use this site 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 isn’t 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 this site. We’ll only do this in certain cases, eg 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 in discussion with the department or agency responsible for it. You can still request information under the Freedom of Information Act and the Data Protection Act.

Information about you and your visits to GOV.UK

We collect information about you in accordance with our privacy and cookies policy. By using this site, 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 this site for viruses at every stage of production. You must make sure that the way you use this site doesn’t 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 this site.

Viruses, hacking and other offences

When using this site, 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 this site, the server on which it’s stored or any server, computer or database connected to it.

You must not attack this site in any way. This includes denial-of-service attacks.

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

Governing law

These terms and conditions are governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of England and Wales.

Any dispute you have which relates to these terms and conditions, or your use of this site (whether it be contractual or non-contractual), will be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of England and Wales.

General

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 won’t 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 this site after the terms and conditions have been updated.