The National Technical Authority
for Information Assurance

Terms & Conditions

The CESG Website and material relating to CESG information, products and services (or to third party information products or services) is (save where the contrary is expressly stated) provided 'as is', without any representation or endorsement made and without warranty of any kind whether express or implied, including but not limited to the implied warranties of satisfactory quality, fitness for a particular purpose, non-infringement, compatibility, security and accuracy.
CESG does not warrant that the functions contained in the material contained in this site will be uninterrupted or error free, that defects will be corrected, or that this site or the server that makes it available are free of viruses or represent the full functionality, accuracy, reliability of the materials. In no event will we be liable for any loss or damage including, without limitation, indirect or consequential loss or damage, or any loss or damages whatsoever arising from use or loss of use of, data or profits arising out of or in connection with the use of the CESG website.
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.

Derogatory Treatment of Material

Any derogatory treatment of this Website or any of its content is prohibited.

Intellectual Property

The UK ITsec logo is a registered certification mark of CESG. 'CESG' CLAS; CAPS and CHECK are trade marks of CESG.
'Common Criteria' is a US registered certification mark of the US Government.
Other marks and registered works are the property of their owners.


The copying and use of the CESG logo and any other logos used on this website is not permitted without prior approval from CESG.
Requests for permission to use logos should be directed to CESG Enquiries. Please tell us how and why you wish to use our logo, and include your name, address, telephone and fax numbers and your email address with your request.
GCHQ and CESG logos must only be used in accordance with GCHQ's Corporate Identity Guidelines.


This website contains hyperlinks to other websites created and maintained by other organisations. We have included these links because they are of direct relevance to material published here or because we believe they may be of interest to you, but we do not necessarily endorse the views or any products appearing there nor do we make any warranty or representation as to their being free from viruses, trojans or malicious code. We do not guarantee the accuracy or completeness of any information presented on these sites. Use of any software downloaded from those sites is entirely at your own risk.
Our permission should be sought before any links are made directly to the information that is hosted on our site. We do not permit our pages to be loaded into frames on your site. CESG pages must load into the user's entire window.

Virus protection

We make every effort to check and test material at all stages of production. It is always wise for you to run an anti-virus program on all material downloaded from the Internet. We cannot 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.

Communications with CESG

Communications with CESG may be monitored or recorded to secure the effective operation of the system and for other lawful business purposes.


The CESG website does not make use of cookies.
Where services are delivered on the internet, this sometimes involves placing small amounts of information on your device, for example, computer or mobile phone. These include small files known as cookies. You can manage these small files yourself and learn more about them through Internet browser cookies - what they are and how to manage them (external link).

Privacy Statement

If you are a user with general public and anonymous access, the CESG website does not store or capture personal information, but merely logs the user's IP address which is automatically recognised by the web server. We do not use cookies for collecting user information and we will not collect any information about you except that required for system administration of our web server.
This privacy statement only covers the CESG website at Links within this site to other websites are not covered by this statement.