Terms of Use

Terms of use

Welcome to our website. If you continue to browse and use this website, you are agreeing to comply with and be bound by the following terms and conditions of use, which together with our Privacy Notice govern the relationship with you in relation to this website. If you disagree with any part of these terms and conditions, please do not use our website.

The terms ‘Internet Watch Foundation’ or ‘IWF’ or ‘us’ or ‘we’ refers to the owner of the website whose registered office is Discovery House, Vision Park, Chivers Way, Histon, Cambridgeshire, CB24 9ZR. Our charity registration number is 1112398. The term ‘you’ refers to the user or viewer of our website.

The use of this website is subject to the following terms of use:

  •  The content of the pages of this website is for your general information and use only. It is subject to change without notice.
  •  Our is for the reporting of suspected child sexual abuse material online only and in accordance with the terms stipulated within those pages (which includes reference to the processing of any personal data). 
  •  This website uses cookies to monitor browsing preferences and to track the behaviour of users on our website for statistics and marketing purposes. Please read the Privacy Notice for more information regarding cookies.
  •  Neither we nor any third parties provide any warranty or guarantee as to the accuracy, timeliness, performance, completeness or suitability of the information and materials found or offered on this website for any particular purpose. You acknowledge that such information and materials may contain inaccuracies or errors and we expressly exclude liability for any such inaccuracies or errors to the fullest extent permitted by law.
  •  Your use of any information or materials on this website is entirely at your own risk, for which we shall not be liable. It shall be your own responsibility to ensure that any products, services or information available through this website meet your specific requirements.
  •  This website contains material which is owned by or licensed to us. This material includes, but is not limited to, the design, layout, look, appearance, graphics, photographs and logos. Commercial use of this material may only be made with the express, prior, written permission of the Internet Watch Foundation. Use may be made of these pages for personal, non-commercial purposes only, without permission from the Internet Watch Foundation.
  •  All trademarks reproduced in this website which are not the property of, or licensed to, the operator are acknowledged on the website.
  •  Unauthorised use of this website may give rise to a claim for damages and/or be a criminal offence.
  •  From time to time this website may also include links to other websites. These links are provided for your convenience to provide further information. They do not signify that we endorse the website(s). We have no responsibility for the content of the linked website(s).
  •  Your use of this website and any dispute arising out of such use of the website is subject to the laws of England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales.
  • Without prior approval and written permission, you may not create frames around our Webpages that alter in any way the visual presentation or appearance of our Website.
  • If you find any link on our Website that is offensive for any reason, you are free to contact and inform us any moment. We will consider requests to remove link’s, but we are not obligated to or so or to respond to you directly. We do not ensure that the information on this website is correct, we do not warrant its completeness or accuracy; nor do we promise to ensure that the website remains available or that the material on the website is kept up to date.
  • The emoji graphics are hosted from https://twemoji.twitter.com/


Privacy Notice

  1. Our approach to personal data processing
  2. The IWF Website
  3. Reports
  4. IWF Members and our Partnerships
  5. Communications
  6. Recruitment and employees
  7. Fundraising and donations
  8. Your rights and personal data breaches
  9. Changes to this Privacy Notice


Information Security Statement

Information security is of critical importance to us.

It is IWF policy to make every effort to protect our information assets from threats – whether they be internal or external, deliberate or accidental. Key to this being:

  • Confidentiality – The prevention of unauthorised disclosure of information; 
  • Integrity – The prevention of unauthorised change to information; 
  • Availability – The appropriate setting of accesses and security levels to prevent unauthorised access and maintain those that are legitimate.

Our commitment to information security is demonstrated through maintenance of an ISO/IEC 27001 certified information security management system (ISMS). A dedicated team have responsibility for reviewing and establishing relevant information security policies and procedures to keep pace with the changing technological world in which our charity operates. 

The ISMS is also regularly audited (both internally and externally) to ensure continued compliance with the globally recognised Standard. 

New members of staff receive information security training during their induction period, and all staff are required to undertake regular update sessions to ensure their knowledge and understanding remains current. 

We have a separate Privacy Notice explaining the specific arrangements in place regarding the processing of personal data. This can be found on our website.

Compliance with our information security policies and procedures is a collective responsibility, and one that we all take seriously.