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Terms and conditions of use

This page (along with the documents and pages it refers to) outlines the terms of use that you agree to when utilizing

Using is maintained for your personal use. By accessing and using this site, you agree to do so only for lawful purposes and in a manner that respects the rights of others and does not restrict or inhibit the use and enjoyment of the site by any third party. We aim to update the site regularly and may change the content at any time. Your continued use of the site indicates your acceptance of these terms.

Online Services or Transactions

When using, you may access online services or transactions delivered by other organizations. Each service will have its own terms and conditions or end-user licenses that apply solely to that service. Users are advised to read the relevant terms and conditions before completing any transaction.

Linking to and from

We welcome and encourage other websites to link to the information hosted on these pages without seeking permission. However, we do not grant permission to suggest that your website is associated with or endorsed by Links to other sites provided by third parties are for informational purposes only, and we accept no responsibility for the content or any loss or damage arising from their use.

Using Content is published under the Open Government Licence, allowing the reproduction of information as long as the license terms are obeyed. Material on this website is subject to Crown copyright protection unless otherwise indicated. Users should be aware that information provided to third parties through feeds may be edited or cached, and we do not guarantee the accuracy of such third-party products.


While we strive to keep up to date, we do not provide guarantees, conditions, or warranties regarding the accuracy of the information on the site. We are not liable for any loss or damage, whether direct, indirect, or consequential, incurred by users, including loss of income, business, profits, contracts, data, goodwill, or tangible property.

This disclaimer extends to information and advice provided by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, and we do not assume responsibility for decisions made based on such advice.

Information about You and Your Visits to

We process information about you in accordance with our privacy policy. Your use of the site implies consent to such processing, and you warrant the accuracy of all data provided.

Virus Protection

While we check and test material for viruses, users must take precautions to avoid exposing their systems to viruses or malicious code. We accept no responsibility for any loss, disruption, or damage to your data or computer system while using material from this website.

Viruses, Hacking, and Other Offenses

Users must not misuse the site by introducing viruses, trojans, worms, or other harmful material. Unauthorized access attempts, attacks, or any other criminal offenses will be reported to law enforcement authorities.

Governing Law

These terms and conditions are governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of England and Wales. Disputes will be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of England and Wales.


We accept no liability for failure to comply with these terms and conditions due to circumstances beyond our control. Any waiver of rights on one occasion does not imply automatic waiver on any other occasion. If any term is held invalid, unenforceable, or illegal, the remaining terms will still apply.

Revisions to these Terms

These terms and conditions may be revised without notice. Users are encouraged to check regularly, as continued use of after a change indicates acceptance of the updated terms.


Last updated 22 November 2023