Terms & Conditions

Welcome to www.navynews.co.uk
Please read these conditions carefully before using the navynews.co.uk website. By using the navynews.co.uk website, you signify your agreement to be bound by these conditions.

Conditions Relating to Your Use of navynews.co.uk

1. Privacy
Please review our Privacy Notice, which also governs your visit to navynews.co.uk to understand our practices.

2. Access to and Modification of navynews.co.uk
The Secretary of State for Defence reserves the right at any time and from time to time to modify or discontinue, temporarily or permanently, the Service (or any part thereof) with or without notice to allow for repairs, maintenance, or the introduction of new facilities or services. We will do our utmost to ensure that availability of the website will be uninterrupted and that transmissions will be error-free. However, due to the nature of the Internet, this cannot be guaranteed. We will attempt to limit the frequency and duration of any such suspension or restriction.

3. Licence for website access
The Secretary of State for Defence grants you a limited non-exclusive and non-transferable right and licence to access and make personal use of this website, provided that you do not (and do not allow any third party to) download (other than page caching) copy, modify, create a derivative work of, reverse engineer, reverse assemble or otherwise attempt to discover any source code, sell, assign, sublicence, grant a security interest in or otherwise transfer any right in the Website. The foregoing is subject to applicable statute and other express law. You agree not to access the Service by any means other than through the interface that is provided by navynews.co.uk for use in accessing the Service.
This licence does not include any resale or commercial use of this website or its contents; any collection and use of any product listings, descriptions, or prices; any derivative use of this website or its contents; any downloading or copying of account information for the benefit of another merchant; or any use of data mining, robots, or similar data gathering and extraction tools. You may not frame or use framing techniques to enclose any trademark, logo, or other proprietary information (including images, text, page layout, or form) of the Secretary of State for Defence and its affiliates without express written consent. You may not use any meta tags or any other “hidden text” utilising the Secretary of State of Defence’s or its affiliates’ names or trademarks. Any unauthorised use terminates the permission or license granted by the Secretary of State for Defence.
You are granted a limited, revocable, and non-exclusive right to create a hyperlink to the Welcome page of navynews.co.uk as long as the link does not portray navynews.co.uk, its affiliates, or their products or services in a false, misleading, derogatory, or otherwise offensive matter. You may not use any Ministry of Defence (which includes the Navy News, Royal Navy and T200) logos or other proprietary graphic or trademark as part of the link without the express written consent of the Secretary of State for Defence.

4. Your conduct
You must not use the website in any way that causes, or is likely to cause, the website or access to it to be interrupted, damaged or impaired in any way.
You understand that you, and not the Secretary of State for Defence, are responsible for all electronic communications and content sent from your computer to us and you must use the website for lawful purposes only.
You must not use the website for any of the following:
i. for fraudulent purposes, or in connection with a criminal offence or other unlawful activity.
ii. to send, use or reuse any material that is illegal, offensive, abusive, indecent, defamatory, obscene or menacing; or in breach of copyright, trademark, confidence, privacy or any other right; or is otherwise injurious to third parties; or objectionable; or which consists of or contains software viruses, political campaigning, commercial solicitation, chain letters, mass mailings or any “spam”.
iii. to cause annoyance, inconvenience or needless anxiety.

5. Copyright and Database Rights

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This publication is licensed under the terms of the Open Government Licence v3.0 except where otherwise stated. To view this licence, visit nationalarchives.gov.uk/doc/open-government-licence/version/3 or write to the Information Policy Team, The National Archives, Kew, London TW9 4DU, or email: psi@nationalarchives.gsi.gov.uk 

Where we have identified any third party copyright information you will need to obtain permission from the copyright holders concerned.

This publication is available at navynews.co.uk

Any enquiries regarding this publication should be sent to us at news@royalnavymail.mod.uk

6. Trademarks and Designs
NAVY NEWS, 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.

7. Other businesses
We provide links to the websites of affiliated companies and certain other businesses. We are not responsible for examining or evaluating, and we do not warrant or endorse, the offerings of any of these businesses or individuals, or the content of their websites. The Secretary of State for Defence does not assume any responsibility or liability for the actions, products, and content of any of these and any other third-parties. You can tell when a third-party is involved in your transactions and you should carefully review their privacy statements and other conditions of use.

8. Electronic communications
When you visit navynews.co.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.

9. Alteration of Service or Amendments to the Conditions
We reserve the right to make changes to our website, policies, and these Conditions of Use at any time. You will be subject to the policies and Conditions of Use in force at the time that you use the website or that you order goods from us, unless any change to those policies or these conditions is required to be made by law or government authority (in which case it will apply to orders previously placed by you). If any of these conditions is deemed invalid, void, or for any reason unenforceable, that condition will be deemed severable and will not affect the validity and enforceability of any remaining condition.

10. Events beyond our reasonable control
We will not be held responsible or liable if we cannot perform our obligations under his Agreement because of circumstances beyond our reasonable control such as technical failure, severe weather, fire or explosion, civil disorder, war, or military operations, natural or local emergency, anything done by government or other competent authority or industrial disputes of any kind. This condition does not affect your statutory rights.

11. Waiver
If you breach these conditions and we take no action, we will still be entitled to use our rights and remedies in any other situation where you breach these conditions.

12. Governing law and jurisdiction
This Agreement is governed by and construed in all respects in accordance with the laws of England and Wales and the parties agree to submit to the non-exclusive jurisdiction of the English courts as regards any claim or matter arising in relation to this Agreement.

13. Our details
navynews.co.uk is a trading name of the Secretary of State for Defence. This website is owned and operated by the Secretary of State for Defence: Room 011, Old War Office, Whitehall, London, SW1A 2EU.

Privacy and Accessibility

Accessibility and Privacy Policies
The Navy News site is designed to be usable with all graphical and text-only browsers, and screenreaders. The site has been tested on multiple browsers and platforms.
The most modern browsers will give you the best viewing experience.

Javascript is used only to provide added functionality to the site, and all areas of the site should be available without it.

Comments and feedback
We welcome your input on all aspects of the site. If you have any comments, feedback or complaints, please send an email to news@royalnavymail.mod.uk. You may not receive a personal reply but your comments will be read. Please note that this form cannot be used to contact RN ships or personnel.

Stored Data
The purpose of this statement is to explain how we use personal information that we may obtain about you when you register your details with us on this website.

Use of your Personal Information
When you register you will be asked to provide certain information such as your contact details. We will store this data and hold it on computers or otherwise. We will use this data to fulfill our agreement with you and is solely for recruitment proposes.

Disclosure of Your Information
We will not sell individual information to other organisations. We will share your information only with our authorised third party suppliers who must act at all times on our instructions as the Data Controller under the Data Protection Act 1998.

You have the right to see personal data (as defined in the Data Protection Act) that we keep about you, upon receipt of a written request and we may need to charge a small fee to recover the cost of extracting the data. If you are concerned that any of the information we hold on you is incorrect please contact us (see details below).

Contact Us
If you have any comments or queries in connection with our privacy policy, please send an email to news@royalnavymail.mod.uk.

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