Terms and Conditions

This page (taken with the pages it refers to) tells you the terms of use which you agree to when you use www.royalnavy.mod.uk. Please read these conditions carefully before using this website.

This page was last updated on 27 March 2014

Using www.royalnavy.mod.uk

www.royalnavy.mod.uk is maintained for your personal use.

You agree to use this site 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 third party.

We aim to update our site regularly, and may change the content at any time.

By using this site, you indicate that you accept these terms of use and that you agree to abide by them. If you do not agree to these terms of use, please refrain from using our site.

Electronic communications

When you visit www.royalnavy.mod.uk or send e-mails to us, you are communicating with us electronically.

We communicate with you by e-mail or by posting notices on the website. 

For contractual purposes, you consent to receive communications from us electronically and you agree that all agreements, notices, disclosures and other communications that we provide to you electronically satisfy any legal requirement that such communications be in writing. This condition does not affect your statutory rights.

All Royal Navy internet mail servers are configured to prevent their use as open mail relays, and any attempt by non-authorised personnel to use such servers will be treated as misuse. Any suspected abusive email from a genuine or forged Royal Navy address should be reported to the Royal Navy web editors. 

The practice of sending unsolicited bulk mail ("spam") or e-mail floods ("mailbombing") to Royal Navy addressees may be considered as an attempt to cause a denial of service, and as such will be considered as a serious security matter that may therefore be pursued with the postmaster of the originating address. 

Linking to and from www.royalnavy.mod.uk

We welcome and encourage other websites to link to the information that is hosted on these pages, and you don’t have to ask permission to link to www.royalnavy.mod.uk

However, we don’t give you permission to suggest that your website is associated with, or endorsed by www.royalnavy.mod.uk

Where our site contains links to other sites and resources provided by third parties, these links are provided for your information only. We have no control over the contents of those sites or resources, and accept no responsibility for them or for any loss or damage that may arise from your use of them.

Using www.royalnavy.mod.uk content

www.royalnavy.mod.uk is published under the Open Government Licence, and you can reproduce information from the site as long as you obey the terms of that licence.

The material featured on this website is subject to Crown copyright protection unless otherwise indicated. Read the Crown copyright page for more information.

In addition, we make much of our information available through feeds to third parties for use on websites or other applications. Please be aware, however, that these are not our products. These applications may use versions of our information and guidance that has been edited or cached. The most up-to-date version of our information will always be that available on the www.royalnavy.mod.uk website. 

We don’t provide any guarantees conditions or warranties as to the accuracy of any such third party products and do not accept liability for loss or damage incurred by users of such third party products under any circumstances.

Trademarks and Designs

Royal Navy, the Royal Navy logo, RN and other marks indicated on our website are trademarks or registered trademarks or designs or registered designs of the Secretary of State for Defence, in the European Union and/or other jurisdictions. 

The Ministry of Defence's graphics, logos, page headers, button icons, scripts and service names are the trademarks or trade dress of the Secretary of State for Defence. 

The Secretary of State for Defence's trademarks, designs and trade dress may not be used in connection with any product or service that is not the Ministry of Defence's, in any manner that is likely to cause confusion among customers, or in any manner that disparages or discredits the Secretary of State for Defence, the Ministry of Defence or its component parts. 

All other trademarks not owned by the Secretary of State for Defence that appear on this website are the property of their respective owners, who may or may not be affiliated with, connected to, or sponsored by the Ministry of Defence.

Disclaimer

While we make every effort to keep www.royalnavy.mod.uk up to date, we don’t provide any guarantees, conditions or warranties as to the accuracy of the information on the site.

We don’t accept liability for loss or damage incurred by users of the website, whether direct, indirect or consequential, whether caused by tort, breach of contract or otherwise. This includes loss of:

  • income or revenue
  • business
  • profits or contracts
  • anticipated savings
  • data
  • goodwill
  • tangible property
  • or wasted management or office time in connection with our site or in connection with the use, inability to use, or results of the use of our site, any websites linked to it and any materials posted on it. This condition shall not prevent claims for loss of or damage to your tangible property or any other claims for direct financial loss that are not excluded by any of the categories set out above.

This does not affect our liability for death or personal injury arising from our negligence, nor our liability for fraudulent misrepresentation or misrepresentation as to a fundamental matter, nor any other liability which cannot be excluded or limited under applicable law.

Information about you and your visits to www.royalnavy.mod.uk

We process information about you in accordance with our privacy policy. By using our site, you consent to such processing and you warrant that all data provided by you is accurate.

Virus protection

We make every effort to check and test material at all stages of production, however you must take your own precautions to ensure that the process which you employ for accessing this website does not expose you to the risk of viruses, malicious computer code or other forms of interference which may damage your own computer system. 

We can’t 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.

Viruses, hacking and other offences

You must not misuse our site by knowingly introducing viruses, trojans, worms, logic bombs or other material which is malicious or technologically harmful. 

You must not attempt to gain unauthorised access to our site, the server on which our site is stored or any server, computer or database connected to our site. 

You must not attack our site via a denial-of-service attack or a distributed denial-of-service attack.

By breaching this provision, you would commit a criminal offence under the Computer Misuse Act 1990. We will report any such breach to the relevant law enforcement authorities and we will co-operate with those authorities by disclosing your identity to them.

Governing law

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.

General

We accept no liability for any failure to comply with these terms and conditions where such failure is due to circumstance beyond our reasonable control.

If we waive any rights available to us under these terms and conditions on one occasion, this does not means that those rights will automatically be waived 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 shall nevertheless continue in full force.

Revisions to these terms

We may at any time revise these terms and conditions without notice. Please check these terms and conditions regularly, as continued use of the www.royalnavy.mod.uk website after a change has been made is your acceptance of the change.

Our Details

If you have a query about any of the above please write to the address below or use the form on the Contact Us page.

Head of Royal Navy Digital
Leach Building
Naval Command Headquarters
Whale Island
Portsmouth

PO2 8BY