The Spamhaus Project

Terms & Conditions

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1. Overview

1. Overview

1.1. These Terms and Conditions tell you the rules for using our website: (our site).

1.2. is a site operated by The Spamhaus Project SLU ("we" “us”). We are registered in Andorra under company number 18159 and have our registered office at Av. Princep Benlloch 26-30, Edifici Rabassa 2a planta, Andorra la Vella, AD500, Andorra.

1.3. To contact us, please see:

1.4. By using our site, you confirm that you accept these Terms and Conditions and that you agree to comply with them. If you do not agree to these Terms and Conditions, you must not use our site.

2. Applicable Terms

2.1. These Terms and Conditions refer to our Privacy Policy, which can be found here: Privacy Policy.

3. Changes to these Terms

3.1. We may amend these Terms and Conditions from time to time without notice to you. Every time you wish to use our site, please check these Terms and Conditions to ensure you understand the terms that apply at that time.

3.2. We may transfer our rights and obligations under these Terms and Conditions to another organization. We will tell you in writing if this happens and we will ensure that the transfer will not affect your rights under the contract.

4. Site availability

4.1. Our site is made available free of charge.

4.2. We do not guarantee that our site, or any content on it, will always be available or be uninterrupted. We may suspend or withdraw or restrict the availability of all or any part of our site for business and operational reasons.

4.3. You are also responsible for ensuring that all persons who access our site through your internet connection are aware of these Terms and Conditions and other applicable terms and conditions, and that they comply with them.

4.4. The content on our site is provided for general information only. It is not intended to amount to advice on which you should rely. You must obtain professional or specialist advice before taking, or refraining from, any action on the basis of the content on our site.

4.5. Although we make reasonable efforts to update the information on our site, we make no representations, warranties or guarantees, whether express or implied, that the content on our site is accurate, complete or up to date.

4.6. We do not guarantee that our site will be secure or free from bugs or viruses. You are responsible for configuring your information technology, computer programmes and platform to access our site. You should use your own virus protection software.

4.7. We will not be liable for the accuracy, completeness or liability of any third-party data included in any posts made by us on the Site.

5. Your use of our site

5.1. You must only use our site in a manner and for a purpose that is lawful and in compliance with any and all applicable laws and regulations.

5.2. You warrant that any use of our site is lawful and in compliance with any and all applicable laws and regulations, and you are liable to us and indemnify us for any breach of that warranty. This means you will be responsible for any loss or damage we suffer as a result of your breach of warranty.

5.3. You are permitted to share any news articles with us that you believe will be of interest to us using our contact page at: We do not guarantee that any articles that have been shared by you will be acted upon, referred to or published by us in any way on our site.

6. Unauthorized content

6.1. You must not misuse our site by knowingly introducing viruses, trojans, worms, logic bombs or other material that is malicious or technologically harmful. You must not attempt to gain unauthorized access to our site, the server on which our site is stored or any server, computer or database connected to our site. You must not attack our site via a denial-of-service attack or a distributed denial-of service attack. By breaching this provision, you would commit a criminal offence under the Computer Misuse Act 1990. We will report any such breach to the relevant law enforcement authorities and we will co-operate with those authorities by disclosing your identity to them. In the event of such a breach, your right to use our site will cease immediately.

6.2. You shall not conduct, facilitate, authorize or permit any text or data mining or web scraping in relation to our site or any services provided via, or in relation to, our site. This includes using (or permitting, authorizing or attempting the use of):

6.2.1. any "robot", "bot", "spider", "scraper" or other automated device, program, tool, algorithm, code, process or methodology to access, obtain, copy, monitor or republish any portion of the site or any data, content, information or services accessed via the same.

6.2.2. any automated analytical technique aimed at analysing text and data in digital form to generate information which includes but is not limited to patterns, trends and correlations.

6.3. The provisions in this clause 7 should be treated as an express reservation of our rights in this regard, including for the purposes of Article 4(3) of Digital Copyright Directive ((EU) 2019/790).

6.4. If you upload or submit content that is in breach of these Terms and Conditions, we reserve the right to suspend your ability to submit content, to disable any user account, identification code or password, whether chosen by you or allocated by us, at any time.

6.5. If you submit content that are clearly unfounded, we may suspend the processing of any content from you for a reasonable period of time.

7. Rights you are giving us to use content you upload

7.1. When you upload or post content to our site, you grant us a worldwide, non-exclusive, royalty-free, perpetual, transferable licence to use, publish, reproduce, distribute, prepare derivative works of and display the content in any way we wish across different media.

8. Our intellectual property rights

8.1. We are the owner or the licensee of all intellectual property rights in our site, and in the content published on it. Those works are protected by copyright laws and treaties around the world. All such rights are reserved.

8.2. Our status (and that of any identified contributors) as the authors of content on our site must always be acknowledged (except where the content is user-generated).

8.3. You must not use any part of the content on our site for commercial purposes without obtaining a licence to do so from us or our licensors.

8.4. If you print off, copy, download, share or repost any part of our site in breach of these Terms and Conditions, your right to use our site will cease immediately and you must, at our option, return or destroy any copies of the materials you have made.

9. Our liability

9.1. To the fullest extent permissible by law, we accept no liability to any user for any loss or damage, whether foreseeable or otherwise, in contract, tort (including negligence), for breach of statutory duty, or otherwise, arising out of or in connection with the use of (or inability to use) our site or the use of or reliance upon any content included on our site.

9.2. To the fullest extent permissible by law, we exclude all representations, warranties, and guarantees (whether express or implied) that may apply to our site or any content included on our site.

9.3. If you are a business user, we will not be liable for:

9.3.1. loss of profits, sales, business, or revenue;

9.3.2. business interruption;

9.3.3. loss of anticipated savings;

9.3.4. loss of business opportunity, goodwill or reputation; or

9.3.5. any indirect or consequential loss or damage.

9.4. If you are a consumer user, please note that we only provide our site for domestic and private use. You agree not to use our site for any commercial or business purposes, and we have no liability to you for any loss of profit, loss of business, business interruption, or loss of business opportunity.

9.5. We exercise all reasonable skill and care to ensure that our site is free from viruses and other malware. We accept no liability for any loss or damage resulting from a virus or other malware, a distributed denial of service attack, or other harmful material or event that may adversely affect your hardware, software, data or other material that occurs as a result of your use of our site (including the downloading of any content from it) or any other site referred to on our site.

9.6. We neither assume nor accept responsibility or liability arising out of any disruption or non-availability of our site resulting from external causes including, but not limited to, ISP equipment failure, host equipment failure, communications network failure, natural events, acts of war, or legal restrictions and censorship.

10. Third party sites

10.1. Where our site contains links to other sites and resources provided by third parties, these links are provided for your information only. Such links should not be interpreted as approval by us of those linked websites or information you may obtain from them. We have no control over the contents of those sites or resources.

10.2. This site may include information and materials uploaded by other users of the site, including to social media pages, video-sharing sites, bulletin boards and chat rooms. This information and these materials have not been verified or approved by us. The views expressed by other users on our site do not represent our views or values.

11. Content complaints

11.1. If you wish to complain about any content set out on our site, please see:

12. Governing law and jurisdiction

12.1. If you are a consumer, please note that these Terms and Conditions, their subject matter and their formation, are governed by English law. We both agree that the courts of England and Wales will have exclusive jurisdiction.

12.2. If you are a business, these Terms and Conditions, their subject matter and their formation (and any non-contractual disputes or claims) are governed by English law. We both agree to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of England and Wales.