Using this website

a. General

  1. This website is maintained for your personal use and viewing by Parliament’s Education Service on behalf of the Corporate Officer of the House of Commons and the Corporate Officer of the House of Lords (‘the Provider’). The access and use of (‘this site’) constitutes your acceptance of these terms and conditions. They take effect from the date on which you first use this website.
  2. 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 will fully co-operate with any law enforcement authorities or court order lawfully requesting or directing us to disclose the identity of anyone posting or behaving in such a manner on this website.
  3. This website uses material supplied by the website commonly known as Facebook located at When using Facebook you agree to abide by that website’s terms and conditions. The Provider accepts no liability in any jurisdiction of for any reason associated with any failure to comply with such terms and conditions.

b. Copyright

  1. All parliamentary copyrights are reserved.
  2. All material on this site is subject to copyright unless otherwise expressly stated.
  3. Nothing on this site or in these terms gives you any license or right to use any material subject to trademark, patent, design rights or Parliamentary Copyright or copyright belonging to any third party other than in respect of your activities on this site.

c. Disclaimers and limitation of liability

  1. This website and any material, information, products, or services (or third party information, products, or services), is 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, completeness and accuracy.
  2. We do not warrant or represent that the functions contained in the material available on 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 or reliability of the materials.
  3. In no event will we be liable for any expense, loss or damage including, without limitation, indirect or consequential loss or damage, or any expense, loss or damage whatsoever arising from use, or loss of use, of data, or loss of profits, arising out of or in connection with the use of this site, or reliance on its content.
  4. No data transmission over the internet can be guaranteed as totally secure. Whilst we strive to protect such information, we do not warrant and cannot ensure the security of any information which you transmit to us. Accordingly, any information which you transmit to us is transmitted at your own risk.
  5. The material on this website may include the views or recommendations of third parties, which do not necessarily reflect the views of Parliament, or indicate its commitment to a particular course of action. We assume no responsibility or liability arising in respect of any such third party material.

d. User generated content and moderation

  1. Surnames, addresses, telephone numbers or any other identifying information of any children under the age of 18 must not be published. Any personal information that could identify young people involved with this site will not be approved and will be removed.

e. Privacy

  1. The Corporate Officers of the House of Commons and House of Lords are Data Controllers under the Data Protection Act 1998.
  2. Where you provide personal information to the Houses of Parliament, for example when you send a feedback form or participate in a web forum hosted on this site, it will be used only for the services you requested and as specified on the relevant pages of the site. Copies of responses sent to feedback questions are kept by the Houses of Parliament for the purposes of monitoring and providing responses only. Contributions to web forums hosted on this site will be retained for a period of up to 18 months following the closure of the particular discussion.
  3. Access to the personal data you provide will be securely controlled and all processing will be undertaken in accordance with, and as permitted by, the requirements of the Data Protection Act 1998 (DPA).
  4. For the purposes of the Freedom of Information Act and the Environmental Information Regulations the House of Commons and House of Lords are Public Authorities and therefore the information they hold will fall within the scope of this legislation.
  5. The Houses of Parliament do not automatically capture or store personal data from visitors to the site, except to log the user's IP address and session information such as the duration of the visit to the site and the nature of the browser used. This information can not be used to identify individuals. It will be used only for administration of the system and in the compilation of statistics used by both Houses to assess the level of use of the site
  6. The Information Advertising Bureau web site provides in depth information about cookies. This site also tells you how to remove cookies from your browser.
  7. This privacy policy does not cover the links within this site linking to other sites.
  8. If you have any questions about the way in which we process personal data, please contact:
    Data Protection Officer
    House of Commons
    SW1A 0AA

f. Miscellaneous

  1. This Agreement represents the entire understanding and agreement between us and supersedes all previous negotiations and understandings between us with respect to its subject matter. Further, this Agreement supersedes all previous agreements between the parties with regard to its subject matter and those agreements are now terminated and of no further effect.
  2. This Agreement shall be governed by, and interpreted in accordance with, the law of England and Wales and shall be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of England.