Fair Usage

The use of and access to pages of this website operated by SECPhO is subject to the terms and conditions (“Terms”) set out below. By using or accessing www.secpho.net (“Website”) or any part thereof you agree to be bound by the Terms.


The copyright in the Website is owned by SECPhO and protected by United Kingdom and International copyright laws. Any party using or accessing the Website (“User”) is entitled to copy any such information for their own personal use but may not re-publish, store or re-produce any such information in any manner, including without limitation electronic reproduction by “uploading” or “downloading”, without the prior written consent of SECPhO. Any unauthorised downloading, re-transmission or other copying or modification of any of the contents of the Website may be in breach of statutory or common law rights which could be the subject of legal action. SECPhO disclaim all liability which may result from any unauthorised reproduction or use of the information on the Website. All rights not expressly granted are reserved by SECPhO.

The right to use the information collated on the Website is owned by SECPhO. Any User extracting or re-utilising any part of the information collated on the Website or repeatedly extracting or re-utilising parts of the information, without the prior written consent of SECPhO will be infringing its database rights.

The headline and first 100 words of non-subscription content may be posted elsewhere, subject to this Website being named as the source and the appropriate link included.

The headlines and introductory text of subscription-only content many be posted elsewhere, Website being named as the source and the appropriate link included.

The content on this Website must not be accessed, monitored or copied by any manual process or by any robot, spider or other automated device.


Users understand and agree that the Website is provided “as available” and that SECPhO assumes no responsibility for, inter alia, (1) any service disruptions or interruptions; (2) the unavailability of particular features or services; (3) the inability to access the Website; (4) the failure or inability to post materials on the Website; (5) the deletion of materials posted on the Website; and (6) the failure to store materials posted on the Website.

All information on the Website including any content posted on the WebSite (“User Content”), text, graphics and links is provided on an “as is” basis excluding any warranty whatsoever express or implied including but not limited to warranties of satisfactory quality, fitness for a particular purpose or freedom from computer viruses.

Users understand and agree that any User Content is the exclusive responsibility of the person who posted or uploaded such User Content, and that Users will be solely responsible for any User Content they may upload, post, e-mail or otherwise transmit via the Website.  Users acknowledge that SECPhO is not responsible for, does not control, does not endorse and does not verify the User Content and SECPhO makes no guarantee regarding the reliability, service, accuracy, legitimacy or quality of any such User Content.  Users agree that they will bear any and all risk of reliance on the accuracy, validity or legitimacy of such User Content.  Under no circumstances will SECPhO be liable in any way to Users for any User Content, including but not limited to, errors or omissions in any content or any loss or damage of any kind incurred as a result of any content posted or otherwise transmitted via the Website.

Users acknowledge that SECPhO has the ability to pre-screen User Content and has the right (but not the obligation) to amend, edit, and remove or restrict access to any such User Content in its sole discretion and without notice or compensation.

Users acknowledge and agree that SECPhO may preserve or disclose any User Content if it reasonably believes disclosure is required by law or in the good faith belief that such preservation or disclosure is reasonably necessary to (1) comply with legal process; (2) enforce these Terms; (3) respond to claims that any User Content violates the rights of third parties; or (4) protect the rights, property, or personal safety of SECPhO’s staff, its users and the public.

By posting User Content on the Website a User waives any moral rights which he/she may have with regard to the User Content.

Each User is wholly responsible and liable for the User Content which that User posts on the Website.

Users acknowledge and agree to strictly comply with the rules set by SECPhO in relation to the posting of User Content on the Website (“Rules”).

Users must not:

• post, link to or otherwise publish any User Content containing any form of advertising or promotion for goods and services or any chain content or “spam”;

• post, link to or otherwise publish any User Content which contains any confidential information of or about a third party except with such third party’s explicit consent/authority;

• post, link to or otherwise publish any User Content that is unlawful, threatening, abusive, defamatory, libellous, indecent, or which infringes copyright or any other rights of any third party or which contain any form of illegal content;

• disguise the origin of any User Content;

• impersonate any third party or misrepresent any affiliation to any third party;

• collect or store other Users’ personal data;

• restrict or inhibit any other User from using the Website;

• infringe the rights of any third party, including but not limited to intellectual property rights and privacy or image/publicity rights;

• upload, post, e-mail or otherwise transmit any material that (1) is unlawful, threatening, abusive, delictual, defamatory, obscene, or invasive of another’s privacy; (2) consists of instructional information on illegal activities, including but not limited to, hacking and cracking; (3) violates or infringes in any way the proprietary rights of others, including, without limitation, software, music, photographs, text, videos or artwork; (4) constitutes pornography, or sexual material of an obscene nature that violates the law in a relevant jurisdiction; (5) is the private information of another; (6) Users do not have the right to upload or post due to contractual or other legal obligations; or (7) contains software viruses, Trojan horses or other computer code, files or programmes designed to interrupt, destroy or limit the functionality of any computer software or hardware or telecommunications equipment.

When posting User Content on the Website the User agrees to indemnify and hold harmless SECPhO from all losses, damage, costs and expenses (including legal expenses) arising out of any User Content posted by the User on the Website.


The Website contains User Content over which SECPhO has limited control and as a result SECPhO cannot guarantee the accuracy or integrity or quality of User Content.  Some Users may breach the Rules and post User Content on the Website which is misleading, untrue or offensive.

Users must bear all risk in relation to the use of the Website and should not rely on any User Content in making (or not making) any specific decision or in taking (or not taking) any specific course of action.

By submitting User Content to the Website, the User is granting SECPhO a perpetual, royalty free, non-exclusive licence to reproduce, modify, translate, make available, distribute and sub-licence the User Content in whole or in part and in any form.

SECPhO reserves the right to contact a User by e-mail with regard to the User’s use of the Website.

Users are solely responsible for their interactions with other Users. SECPhO reserves the right, but has no obligation, to monitor disputes between Users.

Users agree that SECPhO may establish, in its sole discretion, any limitations, conditions or rules concerning the use of the Website, including, for example, the maximum number of posts (of User Content) on the Website in a given day, the number of days that post will be available, or the maximum size of a given post.  Users acknowledge that SECPhO has the right to change these general practices and limits at any time, in its sole discretion, with or without notice.

If any User believes that User Content posted on the Website infringes his/her/its legal right(s), said User should notify SECPhO immediately by contacting SECPhO by e-mail at info@secpho.net.

All content is subject to modification from time to time without notice.