It is a condition of 'Use of the Seal' that you read, understand, and agree to ALL aspects of this Agreement. You must not proceed to sign up for using the seal unless you agree to all the terms of this Agreement.

Key Points Summary:-

This summary of some key points is offered as a guide only and is not intended to be a complete synopsis of the Agreement.
1. You agree not to use our seal on your site if your policies and actions are not in accordance with our Code of Conduct.
2. You agree to fully acknowledge our copyright to our seal and at all times act in accordance with that copyright and any limited license we may provide to you.
3. You agree to ensure that if our seal is on your site, it is at all times linked directly to our site by the code supplied to you when we issued the seal to you, and you agree not to alter that code in any way without our written permission.
4. You agree to remove the seal and all associated code from your site within 5 days of our issuing a 'Takedown Order' to you.
5. You agree to use the seal on your site only if you have paid the appropriate fee to us (use is free for the first year).
6. You agree not to alter the seal or any associated code in any way without our written approval.
7. You understand that you cannot assign use of our seal to any other person or organization.

The Legal Agreement


For the issue of a license for use of the [ia] Seal.
If you do not agree to the terms of this agreement, do not apply for or use the [IA] Seal

THIS AGREEMENT becomes binding on you when you submit to us an application for a license to use the [IA] Seal on your website ("Application"). By submitting the Application you are:

- asking us to license you to use the [IA] Seal on your designated website; and

-confirming your consent to the Terms of this agreement.


1. Incorporation of Compliance Policy and Code of Conduct
You acknowledge that you have read and understood our Compliance Policy & Code of Conduct and agree that the terms of that Policy and Code of Conduct, as amended from time to time, are incorporated by reference into this Agreement.

2. Grant of License
We license you to use the [IA] Seal on your website, as designated in your Application, subject to our approval of that website, payment to us of the applicable fee, and your continued compliance with the terms of this Agreement.

3. Promise not to breach Compliance Policy or Code of Conduct
Our license to you to use the [IA] Seal terminates if your organization's policies or actions, at any time, do not accord with our Compliance Policy or Code of Conduct.

4. Acknowledgment of Copyright
You acknowledge that we own the copyright in the [IA] Seal and that the license to use the Seal that we grant to you may not be assigned, for value or otherwise, to anyone else. You must not alter the [IA] Seal or associated code in any way without our prior written approval.

5. Link to our site
You must ensure that while the [IA] Seal is on your website, the Seal is hyperlinked directly to our site by the code supplied to you with the seal, and you agree that you will not amend that code in any way without our written permission.

6. Authority to Represent Website Owner
You confirm that you, the person or organization making the Application, have legal authority to act on behalf of the internet website described in the Application. You agree that if, after inspection, we determine that the site merits certification, you will be liable to pay, in advance, the prescribed annual fee for the right to display the [IA] Seal on your website. We reserve the right to amend the annual fee, but only after giving you reasonable notice of our intention to do so.

7. Termination and Takedown Order
If you fail to pay the license fee to us or otherwise breach a term of this Agreement, or the Compliance Policy or Code of Conduct, we are entitled to give you notice that we summarily terminate the agreement and/or require you to remove the [IA] Seal from your website within 5 days of the date of the notice. If we terminate the Agreement, that does not prejudice any rights which may have accrued to us before termination.

8. Exclusion of Liability
You agree that in no event will we be liable for any indirect, special, incidental or consequential damages for any loss of profits or revenues, loss of data, loss of use or loss of goodwill, whether or not reasonably foreseeable, arising out of or in connexion with this Agreement, even if we have been advised of the possibility of such damages or should have been aware of such a possibility.