Terms of Use

Introduction

These terms and conditions govern your use of this website; by using this website, you accept these terms and conditions in full. If you disagree with these terms and conditions or any part of these terms and conditions, you must not use this website.

This website uses cookies. By using this website and agreeing to these terms and conditions, you consent to the National CyberWatch Center’s use of cookies in accordance with the terms of the Center’s privacy policy/cookies policy.

License to use website

Unless otherwise stated, the National CyberWatch Center and/or its licensors own the intellectual property rights in the website and material on the website. Subject to the license below, all these intellectual property rights are reserved.

You may view, download for caching purposes only, and print pages from the website for your own personal use, subject to the restrictions set out below and elsewhere in these terms and conditions.

You must not:

  • republish material from this website (including republication on another website);
  • sell, rent, or sub-license material from the website;
  • reproduce, duplicate, copy, or otherwise exploit material on this website for a commercial purpose;
  • edit or otherwise modify any material on the website; or
  • redistribute material from this website, except for content specifically and expressly made available for redistribution.

Acceptable use

You must not use this website in any way that causes, or may cause, damage to the website or impairment of the availability or accessibility of the website; or in any way that is unlawful, illegal, fraudulent, or harmful, or in connection with any unlawful, illegal, fraudulent, or harmful purpose or activity.

You must not use this website to copy, store, host, transmit, send, use, publish, or distribute any material that consists of (or is linked to) any malicious software.

You must not conduct any systematic or automated data collection activities (including without limitation scraping, data mining, data extraction, and data harvesting) on or in relation to this website without the National CyberWatch Center’s express written consent.

You must not use this website to transmit or send unsolicited commercial communications.

You must not use this website for any purposes related to marketing without the National CyberWatch Center’s express written consent.

Restricted access

Access to certain areas of this website is restricted. The National CyberWatch Center reserves the right to restrict access to certain areas of this website, or indeed this entire website, at the National CyberWatch Center’s discretion.

If the National CyberWatch Center provides you with a user ID and password to enable you to access restricted areas of this website or other content or services, you must ensure that the user ID and password are kept confidential and protected using credential management best practices.

The National CyberWatch Center may disable your user ID and password in the Center’s sole discretion without notice or explanation.

User content

In these terms and conditions, “your user content” means material (including without limitation text, images, audio material, video material, and audiovisual material) that you submit to this website, for whatever purpose.

You grant to the National CyberWatch Center a worldwide, irrevocable, non-exclusive, royalty-free license to use, reproduce, adapt, publish, translate, and distribute your user content in any existing or future media. You also grant to the National CyberWatch Center the right to sub-license these rights, and the right to bring an action for infringement of these rights.

Your user content must not be illegal or unlawful, must not infringe any third party’s legal rights, and must not be capable of giving rise to legal action whether against you or the National CyberWatch Center or a third party (in each case under any applicable law).

You must not submit any user content to the website that is or has ever been the subject of any threatened or actual legal proceedings or other similar complaint.

The National CyberWatch Center reserves the right to edit or remove any material submitted to this website, or stored on the Center’s systems, or hosted or published upon this website.

Notwithstanding the National CyberWatch Center’s rights under these terms and conditions in relation to user content, the National CyberWatch Center does not undertake to monitor the submission of such content to, or the publication of such content on, this website.

No warranties

This website is provided “as is” without any representations or warranties, express or implied. The National CyberWatch Center makes no representations or warranties in relation to this website or the information and materials provided on this website.

Without prejudice to the generality of the foregoing paragraph, the National CyberWatch Center does not warrant that:

  • this website will be constantly available, or available at all; or
  • the information on this website is complete, true, accurate, or non-misleading.

Nothing on this website constitutes, or is meant to constitute, advice of any kind. If you require advice in relation to any [legal, financial, or medical] matter, you should consult an appropriate professional.

Limitations of liability

The National CyberWatch Center will not be liable to you (whether under the law of contact, the law of torts, or otherwise) in relation to the contents of, or use of, or otherwise in connection with, this website:

  • to the extent that the website is provided free of charge, for any direct loss;
  • for any indirect, special, or consequential loss; or
  • for any business losses, loss of revenue, income, profits or anticipated savings, loss of contracts or business relationships, loss of reputation or goodwill, or loss or corruption of information or data.

These limitations of liability apply even if the National CyberWatch Center has been expressly advised of the potential loss.

Exceptions

Nothing in this website disclaimer will exclude or limit any warranty implied by law that it would be unlawful to exclude or limit, and nothing in this website disclaimer will exclude or limit the National CyberWatch Center’s liability in respect of any:

  • death or personal injury caused by the National CyberWatch Center’s negligence;
  • fraud or fraudulent misrepresentation on the part of the National CyberWatch Center; or
  • matter which it would be illegal or unlawful for the National CyberWatch Center to exclude or limit, or to attempt or purport to exclude or limit, its liability.

Reasonableness

By using this website, you agree that the exclusions and limitations of liability set out in this website disclaimer are reasonable.

If you do not think they are reasonable, you must not use this website.

Other parties

You accept that, as an academic and research organization, the National CyberWatch Center has an interest in limiting the personal liability of its staff. You agree that you will not bring any claim personally against the National CyberWatch Center’s staff in respect of any losses you suffer in connection with the website.

Without prejudice to the foregoing paragraph, you agree that the limitations of warranties and liability set out in this website disclaimer will protect the National CyberWatch Center’s staff, agents, subsidiaries, successors, assigns, and subcontractors as well as the National CyberWatch Center.

Unenforceable provisions

If any provision of this website disclaimer is, or is found to be, unenforceable under applicable law, that will not affect the enforceability of the other provisions of this website disclaimer.

Indemnity

You hereby indemnify the National CyberWatch Center and undertake to keep the National CyberWatch Center indemnified against any losses, damages, costs, liabilities, and expenses (including without limitation legal expenses and any amounts paid by the National CyberWatch Center to a third party in settlement of a claim or dispute on the advice of the National CyberWatch Center’s legal advisers) incurred or suffered by the National CyberWatch Center arising out of any breach by you of any provision of these terms and conditions, or arising out of any claim that you have breached any provision of these terms and conditions.

Breaches of these terms and conditions

Without prejudice to the National CyberWatch Center’s other rights under these terms and conditions, if you breach these terms and conditions in any way, the National CyberWatch Center may take such action as the Center deems appropriate to deal with the breach, including suspending your access to the website, prohibiting you from accessing the website, blocking computers using your IP address from accessing the website, contacting your Internet service provider to request that they block your access to the website, and/or bringing court proceedings against you.

Variation

The National CyberWatch Center may revise these terms and conditions from time to time. Revised terms and conditions will apply to the use of this website from the date of the publication of the revised terms and conditions on this website. Please check this page regularly to ensure you are familiar with the current version.

Assignment

The National CyberWatch Center may transfer, subcontract, or otherwise deal with the Center’s rights and/or obligations under these terms and conditions without notifying you or obtaining your consent.

You may not transfer, subcontract, or otherwise deal with your rights and/or obligations under these terms and conditions.

Severability

If a provision of these terms and conditions is determined by any court or other competent authority to be unlawful and/or unenforceable, the other provisions will continue in effect. If any unlawful and/or unenforceable provision would be lawful or enforceable if part of it were deleted, that part will be deemed to be deleted, and the rest of the provision will continue in effect.

Entire agreement

These terms and conditions constitute the entire agreement between you and the National CyberWatch Center in relation to your use of this website, and supersede all previous agreements in respect of your use of this website.

Law and jurisdiction

These terms and conditions will be governed by and construed in accordance with Maryland law, and any disputes relating to these terms and conditions will be subject to the non-exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of Maryland.