1. About our Terms of Use
    • The E&T Cyber Security Hub (the “Hub”) is provided by IET Services Limited (the “IET”, “we”, “us” or “our”) in order to encourage the exchange of views on current issues and matters of common interest in the field of Cyber Security.
    • You should read these Terms of Use carefully before using the Hub.
    • By accessing or using the Hub, you agree to be bound by these Terms of Use, our Cookie Policy and Privacy Policy. If you do not agree with or accept these Terms of Use, our Cookie Policy or Privacy Policy, you are not permitted to use this Hub and should stop doing so immediately.
    • If you have any questions about, or any difficulties in using, the Hub, please contact us by email at: cybersecurity@theiet.org.
  2. Using the Hub
    • The IET grants you permission to use this Hub, but we reserve the right to withdraw that permission at any time if you do not comply with any part of these Terms of Use or any applicable law.
    • When registering for an account:
      • please provide your genuine name and contact details in order to take responsibility for the content that you post. Anonymous profiles are only permitted at our discretion and may be deleted without warning.
      • you agree that other users will be able to view your profile and interact with you.
    • You must keep your login and password details confidential and must not share these with any other person.
    • The Hub allows you to post comments, questions and other content. Your use of the Hub should comply with the relevant sections of the IET’s Rules of Conduct. This includes, but is not limited to, those rules that concern objectiveness, concern for the reputation of others, declaration of interest and the making of statements outside your area of professional expertise. In the context of discussion, this stipulation is not intended to prevent the offering of informal suggestions, provided that it is clear on what basis they are made.
    • If you access the Hub from locations outside the UK, you are responsible for compliance with local laws where they are applicable.
    • If you wish to delete your account, please send an email to cybersecurity@theiet.org to request this.
  3. Restrictions on Use
    • As a condition of your use of the Hub, you agree:
      • not to use the Hub for any purpose that is unlawful under any applicable law or prohibited by these Terms of Use;
      • not to use the Hub to commit any act of fraud;
      • not to use the Hub to distribute viruses or malware or other similar harmful software code;
      • not to use the Hub for purposes of promoting unsolicited advertising or sending spam. (Any potential sponsors or advertisers are invited to contact our advertising department);
      • not to use the Hub to simulate communications from us or another service or entity in order to collect identity information, authentication credentials, or other information (‘phishing’);
      • not to use the Hub in any manner that disrupts the operation of our Hub or business or the website or business of any other entity;
      • not to use the Hub in any manner that harms minors;
      • not to promote any unlawful activity or encourage any conduct that would constitute a criminal offence or otherwise give rise to a civil liability;
      • not to represent or suggest that we endorse any other business, product or service unless we have separately agreed to do so in writing. (This condition is not intended to discourage a user from suggesting a product or service that may assist a genuine enquirer who has raised a specific problem, providing that the user declares any interest they have in the product or service suggested.);
      • not to use the Hub to gain unauthorised access to or use of computers, data, systems, accounts or networks;
      • not to attempt to circumvent password or user authentication methods;
      • not to post any comments on the Hub that could be deemed to be offensive to a person or group because of a particular characteristic such as: gender, age, ethnic origin, skin colour, nationality, sexuality and/or religious belief; and
      • not to post any content that could be deemed as threatening, demeaning, profane, obscene, defamatory, vulgar, sexually explicit, racist, a violation of privacy laws, or directions that when followed may prove injurious or illegal.
    • We reserve the right to remove or edit any content that you post on the Hub or to terminate your access to the Hub for any reason and without justification. We further reserve the right to disclose any information to law enforcement authorities where we consider it necessary to do so.
  4. Submitting Information to the Hub
    • The Hub is freely accessible by anyone and therefore you should not post any information that you regard as confidential, commercially sensitive or valuable.
    • The Hub is intended for short postings. Substantial technical submissions should be sent to the E&T team for consideration as peer-reviewed content.
    • You grant us a non-exclusive, royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable and fully sub-licensable right to use, reproduce, modify, publish, translate, create derivative works from, distribute and display any content that you post on the Hub, throughout the world and in any media. You also grant us, and our sub-licensees, the right to use the name that you submit with any content.
    • The responsibility for content posted on the Hub rests with the author. We make no warranty with respect to the validity of the information supplied in posts, and you must make your own assessment before using such information.
    • Whilst some content on the Hub will be moderated, we undertake no responsibility to screen the content uploaded by users and we do not endorse or approve such content in any way. If you become aware of any inappropriate content, please notify us be email at cybersecurity@theiet.org so that we can review the content in question and make a decision as to its suitability to remain on the Hub.
  5. Intellectual Property Rights
    • The intellectual property rights in the Hub, including the software and any content (such as text, images, graphics, videos, audios, other multimedia or similar) uploaded or posted by us, are owned either by us or our licensors, and are protected by UK and international laws. Intellectual property rights means rights such as: copyright, trade marks, domain names, design rights, database rights, rights in data, patents and all other intellectual property rights of any kind whether or not they are registered or unregistered (anywhere in the world). We and our licensors reserve all of our and their rights in any intellectual property. This means we and they remain the owners and are free to use them as we and they see fit.
    • Nothing in these Terms of Use grants you any legal rights in the Hub other than as necessary to enable you to access the Hub. You agree not to adjust, try to circumvent or delete any notices contained on the Hub (including intellectual property notices) and in particular in any digital rights or other security technology embedded on the site.
    • The Hub and its contents may not, either in full or in part, be reproduced, transmitted, duplicated, copied, distributed, disseminated, sold or otherwise exploited for any commercial purpose without our prior written consent.
    • We may upload trade marks, trade names and logos (“Marks”) on the Hub. Such Marks are owned by us or we are licensed to use them by third parties. Your use of such Marks is strictly prohibited unless you have our prior written permission.
    • Text, images and other information created by third parties will be subject to the laws of copyright. This includes material found elsewhere on the internet. You may only post content that is created or owned by you, or you have the owner’s permission to post. You must not post any content that includes such third party material without the owner’s consent. Any links to other websites should comply with those websites’ conditions for such links.
    • We respect the intellectual property rights of others. If you believe that your work has been used in such a way that constitutes a breach of your intellectual property rights, please contact us at by email at: cybersecurity@theiet.org.
  6. Accuracy of Information and Availability of the Hub
    • We cannot promise that the Hub is:
      • bug-free; or
      • fit or suitable for any purpose.
    • Any reliance that you may place on the information or advice contained on the Hub is at your own risk.
    • While we try to make sure that the Hub is available for your use, we do not promise that it will be available at all times or that your use will be uninterrupted.
    • We may suspend or terminate operation of the Hub at any time as we see fit.
  7. Hyperlinks and Third Party Sites
    • The Hub may contain hyperlinks or references to third party websites. We have no control over third party websites and we accept neither legal responsibility for such websites nor make any warranty or representation in respect of any content, material or information contained in them. The display of any hyperlink and reference to any third party website does not mean that we endorse, or are affiliated with, that third party's website, products or services. If you decide to visit any hyperlinked website, you do so at your own risk. Your use of a third party websitesite may be governed by the terms and conditions of that third party website, together with the privacy policy, cookie policy and other relevant legal notices and it is your responsibility to review such documents.
    • You may create a link to the Hub on any other website provided that, in doing so, you do not breach any of the conditions set out in clause 3. We reserve the right to require you to immediately remove any link to the Hub at any time and you will immediately comply with such request.
  8. Limitation on our Liability
    • Except for any legal responsibility that we cannot excluse in law (such as for death or personal injury), we are not legally responsible for any loss or damage whatsoever that you may suffer through your use of the Hub.
  9. Variation
    • These Terms of Use are dated October 2016.
    • No changes by you to these Terms of Use are valid or have any effect unless agreed by us in writing.
    • We reserve the right to vary these Terms from time to time. Our updated terms will be displayed on the Hub and by continuing to use and access the Hub following such changes, you agree to be bound by any variation made by us. It is your responsibility to check these Terms of Use from time to time to verify such variations.
  10. Disputes
    • We will try to resolve any disputes with you quickly and efficiently.
    • These Terms of Use and any dispute or claim (including non-contractual disputes or claims) arising out of or in connection with them or their subject matter or formation shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of England and we both agree that the courts of England shall have exclusive jurisdiction to settle any such dispute or claim.