Terms and conditions
1.1 These terms and conditions ("Terms") govern your use of this website ("Website").
1.2 The Website is owned and operated by the Identity and Passport Service of the United Kingdom, an executive agency of the Home Office ("IPS").
1.3 Please read these terms carefully, by continuing to access and use the Website you are deemed to have understood and agreed to the Terms.
2. No Warranties
2.1 IPS makes no express or implied warranties or representations about this Website or any of the Information on this Website ("Information") and excludes from these Terms all implied warranties to the maximum extent permitted by law.
3.1 The Information is not intended to, nor does it constitute legal, accounting, business, financial, tax or other professional advice or service.
3.2 IPS attempts to ensure that all the Information on this Website is correct at the time of publication but it does not guarantee the accuracy, currency, completeness, relevance or fitness for purpose of this Website or any of the Information. You should independently verify the accuracy, currency, completeness, relevance and fitness for purpose of this Website and any Information.
3.3 To the maximum extent permitted by law, IPS excludes liability for any loss or damage including, without limitation, direct, indirect, incidental or consequential loss, loss of profits or other economic loss of any kind, whether in contract, tort or otherwise, arising out of or in connection with the use of this Website or any of the Information.
4.1 Websites or web pages to which this Website is linked are for information purposes only. Except where it is otherwise expressly stated, IPS does not control, endorse, sponsor or approve of the content of such websites or web pages and IPS accepts no responsibility or liability for any losses or penalties incurred as a result of your use of any links or reliance on the content of any website or web pages to which this Website is linked.
4.2 You may not frame or link this Website to any other website without the prior written consent of IPS.
5. Computer Viruses, Worms and Trojan Horses
5.1 IPS uses reasonable endeavours to protect this Website from computer viruses, worms and trojan horses ("Destructive Features") but does not warrant that this Website is free from such Destructive Features and accepts no liability for any damage that may result from the transmission of any Destructive Feature via this Website or via any files which are made available for you to download from this Website.
6. Copyright and Reproduction
6.1 Except where it is otherwise expressly stated, the Information is subject to Crown copyright protection.
6.2 Except where it is otherwise expressly stated, you are not permitted to adapt or modify the Information or any part of it.
7.1 IPS may require information from you ("Personal Information"), such as details of personal information to be provided by individuals who you wish to access the premises and/or data rooms, in order to enable you to access and use this Website.
7.2 The Personal Information you provide will be held securely and in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1988.
7.3 IPS will only use such Personal Information to provide its services or information you have requested.
7.4 IPS may give its employees, contractors and agents access to your Personal Information which it collects. IPS employees, contractors and agents who have access to your Personal Information are required to keep that information confidential and are not permitted to use it for any purposes other than to provide the services or information you have requested.
8.1 IPS reserves the right, at its discretion, to make changes to any part of this Website, the Information or these Terms. Should IPS change these Terms, IPS will publish details of the changes on the Website. Any changes shall take effect on posting to this Website.
9.1 If these Terms or any part of them should be determined to be illegal, invalid or otherwise unenforceable under the laws of any jurisdiction in which these Terms are intended to be effective, then to the extent that they are so illegal, invalid or unenforceable, they shall in that jurisdiction be treated as severed and deleted from these Terms and the remaining Terms shall survive and remain in full force and effect.
10. Events beyond IPS control
10.1 IPS will not be responsible for any breach of these Terms caused by circumstances beyond its reasonable control.
11. Governing law
11.1 These Terms shall be governed by and construed in accordance with English law and IPS and you each irrevocably submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English courts.