Terms & conditions: how you can use our service

This service is owned Kingston University and managed by SDS Ltd. If you use our services you must agree to these conditions. If you do not agree with them, you must not use our services.

Our privacy & cookie policy forms part of the terms & conditions, so please read that too. If anything is not clear, please contact us and we’ll do our best to explain.

These terms & conditions were last updated on 24/09/2018.

Purpose of this service

This website exists to make freely available the material submitted to the Leveson Inquiry, a public inquiry into the media. All content from the Leveson Inquiry is in the public domain and is held by the National Archives. In keeping with the public interest nature of a public inquiry, Discover Leveson aims to make this public material more accessible to the public, by the introduction of enhanced search functionality and curation of the material.

Using the service

You can use the website for personal, academic or non-commercial purposes, subject to these terms & conditions.

If you re-use any content from the website, you must make it clear where the material originated by including a reference to the Leveson Inquiry as well as the name of the individual or organisation that submitted the material, and also any copyright statement that appears on the page you are on.

You are responsible for observing copyright restrictions on copying and publishing as defined by the 1988 Copyright Designs and Patents Act (UK). For further information about copyright and our service, please see our copyright questions.

If you violate the copyright of any copyright owner, they may take action against you directly.

Personal information

Please read our privacy & cookie policy to find out how we store and protect your personal data.

Content complaints & takedown

We work closely with copyright owners to protect their intellectual property rights, and always make our best efforts to identify and seek the permission to publish from the ultimate copyright owner for all in-copyright material on our site.

If you believe that you own the copyright in any of the content on the website, and we have not recognised you as the copyright owner, please fill out our contact form immediately so that we can look into the matter. At your request we can add a standard statement to the end of the content to indicate your copyright ownership.

Some material submitted to the Inquiry might not be available on the site, if we have removed it at the request of the copyright holder.

If you believe that any content on the website is offensive, defamatory or otherwise inappropriate, please contact us and we will take down the content and investigate quickly.


We do not guarantee or promise that our services will always be available or fully functional. We will not be liable to you for any losses you might suffer from lack of availability.

Our services are provided on an “as is” basis and are subject to change. We reserve the right to withdraw elements of the service or any content within it at any time and will not be liable to you for any losses you might suffer.

We will not be liable to you for any loss you may suffer during any period where we cannot provide a service as a result of circumstances beyond our control. This includes circumstances such as Acts of God, strikes, equipment failure and anything else we cannot reasonably be expected to have control over.

The only warranties or promises we give are set out in this document. We can’t accept liability for any indirect or consequential losses, loss of data or any unwanted use of your content you suffer from using the website, although we never limit liability for personal injury or death caused by our negligence, fraud or breach of statutory duty.

If any part of these terms & conditions, or the privacy & cookie policy no longer applies or is no longer legally enforceable, it will be removed and the rest will continue to apply. Any changes we make to this agreement will be made on this page and dated.

These terms are made under English law, and any arguments about them will only be heard in English courts.


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