Terms and conditions for using The Gazette website

Please read these terms and conditions carefully before using this site.

What’s in these terms?

These terms tell you the rules for using our website www.thegazette.co.uk (our site).

Who we are and how to contact us

www.thegazette.co.uk is a site operated by The Stationery Office Limited ("We"). We are registered in England and Wales under company number 03049649 and have our registered office at 55 Wells Street, London W1A 3AE.

The Gazette (which includes the London, Belfast and Edinburgh Gazette) is the official public record and the United Kingdom’s longest continuously serving published newspaper. It has been published since 1665. The Gazette publishes official, legal and regulatory notices pursuant to legislation and on behalf of the persons who are required by law to notify the public at large of certain information. For the avoidance of doubt all references to “The Gazette” shall include the London, Belfast and Edinburgh (and any supplements to) Gazettes, as well as all mediums, including the online and paper versions of The Gazette.

We publish The Gazette under the authority and superintendence of the Controller of Her Majesty’s Stationery Office at The National Archives.

To contact us, please email customer.services@thegazette.co.uk or telephone our customer service line on +44 (0)333 200 2434.

By using our site you accept these terms

By using our site, you confirm that you accept these terms of use and that you agree to comply with them.

If you do not agree to these terms, you must not use our site.

We recommend that you print a copy of these terms for future reference.

There are other terms that may apply to you

These terms of use refer to the following additional terms, which also apply to your use of our site:

  • Our Terms and conditions for placing notices. Separate policies and terms and conditions apply for placing notices. Please ensure you read and understand these before submitting notices. 
  • Our Terms and conditions for purchasing company profile membership.
  • Our Terms and conditions for ordering from The Gazette shop.
  • Our Privacy policy, which sets out the terms on which we process any personal data we collect from you, or that you provide to us. By using our site, you consent to such processing and you warrant that all data provided by you is accurate.
  • Our Acceptable use policy, which sets out the permitted uses and prohibited uses of our site. When using our site, you must comply with this Acceptable Use Policy.
  • Our Cookie policy, which sets out information about the cookies on our site.

We may make changes to these terms

We amend these terms from time to time. Every time you wish to use our site, please check these terms to ensure you understand the terms that apply at that time.

We may make changes to our site

We may update and change our site from time to time to reflect changes to our products, our users' needs and our business priorities.

We may suspend or withdraw our site

Our site is made available free of charge.

We do not guarantee that our site, or any content on it, will always be available or be uninterrupted. We may suspend or withdraw or restrict the availability of all or any part of our site for business and operational reasons. We will try to give you reasonable notice of any suspension or withdrawal (which may include notice on the website itself).

You are also responsible for ensuring that all persons who access our site through your internet connection are aware of these terms of use and other applicable terms and conditions, and that they comply with them.

You must keep your account details safe

If you choose, or you are provided with, a user identification code, password or any other piece of information as part of our security procedures, you must treat such information as confidential. You must not disclose it to any third party.

We have the right to disable any user identification code or password, whether chosen by you or allocated by us, at any time, if in our reasonable opinion you have failed to comply with any of the provisions of these terms of use.

If you know or suspect that anyone other than you knows your user identification code or password, you must promptly notify us at https://www.thegazette.co.uk/contact-us.

How you may use material on our site

The Gazette is a rich source of open data that is free for the public to use. Copyright in such content belongs to the Crown and, unless stated otherwise, is therefore free for you to use in accordance with the Open Government Licence.

Further information on how you may use material on our site can be found here.

Do not rely on information on this site

The content on our site is provided for general information only. It is not intended to amount to advice on which you should rely. You must obtain professional or specialist advice before taking, or refraining from, any action on the basis of the content on our site.

Although we make reasonable efforts to update the information on our site, we make no representations, warranties or guarantees, whether express or implied, that the content on our site is accurate, complete or up to date.

We are not responsible for websites we link to

Where our site contains links to other sites and resources provided by third parties, these links are provided for your information only. Such links should not be interpreted as approval by us of those linked websites or information you may obtain from them.

We have no control over the contents of those sites or resources.

User-generated content is not approved by us

This website may include information and materials uploaded by other users of the site, including a company statement on a company profile. This information and these materials have not been verified or approved by us. The views expressed by other users on our site do not represent our views or values.

If you wish to complain about information and materials uploaded by other users please contact us.

Our responsibility for loss or damage suffered by you

Whether you are a consumer or a business user:

  • We do not exclude or limit in any way our liability to you where it would be unlawful to do so. This includes liability for death or personal injury caused by our negligence or the negligence of our employees, agents or subcontractors and for fraud or fraudulent misrepresentation.
  • Different limitations and exclusions of liability will apply to liability arising as a result of the supply of any products to you, which will be set out in our Terms and conditions of supply: https://www.thegazette.co.uk/shop/terms-and-conditions and/or https://www.thegazette.co.uk/place-notice/terms-and-conditions.

If you are a business user:

  • We exclude all implied conditions, warranties, representations or other terms that may apply to our site or any content on it.
  • We will not be liable to you for any loss or damage, whether in contract, tort (including negligence), breach of statutory duty, or otherwise, even if foreseeable, arising under or in connection with:
  1.         use of, or inability to use, our site; or
  2.         use of or reliance on any content displayed on our site.
  3.         In particular, we will not be liable for:
  4.         loss of profits, sales, business, or revenue;
  5.         business interruption;
  6.         loss of anticipated savings;
  7.         loss of business opportunity, goodwill or reputation; or
  8.         any indirect or consequential loss or damage.

If you are a consumer user:

You agree not to use our site for any commercial or business purposes, and we have no liability to you for any loss of profit, loss of business, business interruption, or loss of business opportunity.

We are not responsible for viruses and you must not introduce them

We do not guarantee that our site will be secure or free from bugs or viruses.

You are responsible for configuring your information technology, computer programmes and platform to access our site. You should use your own virus protection software.

You must not misuse our site by knowingly introducing viruses, trojans, worms, logic bombs or other material that 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. In the event of such a breach, your right to use our site will cease immediately.

Rules about linking to our site

You may link to our site by following our Linking policy.

Which country's laws apply to any disputes?

If you are a consumer, please note that these terms of use, their subject matter and their formation, are governed by English law. You and we both agree that the courts of England and Wales will have exclusive jurisdiction except that if you are a resident of Northern Ireland you may also bring proceedings in Northern Ireland, and if you are resident of Scotland, you may also bring proceedings in Scotland.

If you are a business, these terms of use, their subject matter and their formation (and any non-contractual disputes or claims) are governed by English law. We both agree to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of England and Wales.

Using The Gazette logo

For information about using The Gazette logo, please refer to The Gazette logo re-use policy.