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Privacy Statement

Any information provided to the Child Exploitation and Online Protection (CEOP) Centre by users thorough this site will be treated in confidence and will not be disclosed to third parties unless required to do so by law. Where the provision of personal data is required to enable CEOP to provide a specific service to the user, the details collected will only be used for policing purposes.

The CEOP reserves the right to gather information relating to site usage. Any information gathered is for internal use to allow service improvement. Where appropriate it may be used in support of the policing purposes as provided for in legislation.

By continuing to use this site you are considered as understanding and agreeing to the contents of this statement.

Openness and Transparency

CEOP derives its statutory powers from the Serious Organised Crime and Police Act 2005 and CEOP is therefore exempt from The Freedom of Information Act 2000. Nevertheless it is the policy of CEOP to be as open and transparent in our dealings with the public where possible and each request for information will be considered on a case by case basis.


We endeavour to take all reasonable steps to protect your personal information but cannot guarantee the security of any information you disclose online. You accept the inherent security risks of providing the information over the internet and will not hold CEOP responsible for any breach of security unless this is due to the negligence or wilful default of CEOP.

Copyright in text on this site

The text on the CEOP website may be reproduced free of charge in any format or medium, provided it is reproduced accurately, is not used in a misleading context, and our copyright is clearly acknowledged.

Copyright in images on this site

The images on the website are, unless otherwise stated, copyright CEOP. No images may be reproduced in any format other than for fair comment (e.g. screen shots used for illustration in a presentation).

All other use of the material requires formal permission from the CEOP Centre. Requests should be emailed to webmaster@ceop.gov.uk.

Third Party Sites

Please be aware that the CEOP website may include links to other websites. All links to external sites will open in a new window. CEOP are not responsible for the data, policies, procedures or the content of these linked websites. It is your responsibility to ensure that you read any terms and conditions and policies applicable to such third party sites.

Linking to this site

CEOP is happy to encourage hypertext links to our website, provided these are not intended to be used in a misleading context.