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Downloading and Sharing Terms and Conditions

The following terms and conditions apply to downloading and sharing clips from

I. Conditions of Use


We, us, our: The Corporate Officer of the House of Commons for House of Commons proceedings OR the Corporate Officer of the House of Lords for House of Lords proceedings OR both Corporate Officers for joint proceedings.

The material: Audio-visual recordings of the proceedings of the House of Commons and/or the House of Lords and their Committees.

These terms: All the terms and conditions that apply to your use of the material, including all the clauses in the Conditions of Use and all the clauses in the General Terms.

1 Use

1.1 You may use the material only to make a fair and accurate report of parliamentary proceedings.

1.2 You must not use the material for any of these purposes:

(a) satire, ridicule, or denigration;

(b) in entertainment content or productions; or

(c) advertising, promotion, commercial sponsorship, or any other form of publicity for commercial purposes or financial gain.

1.3 You may use the material for party political advertising or broadcasts, election campaigning, or referendum campaigning if you do all of the following:

(a) have express permission from all Members shown;

(b) notify the Director of Parliamentary Audio/Video of the intended use; and

(c) remove any “wide-shots” of the Commons or Lords Chamber  or exchanges between political parties.

1.4 You may not use the material in any way that:

(a) suggests that the UK Parliament or any individual Member endorses, promotes, supplies, or approves of you or your product;

(b) suggests you have exclusive access to the material; or

(c) could bring the UK Parliament or any individual Member into disrepute.

1.5 Unless you have our express consent in writing, you may not rent or sell the material to third parties, charge third parties to view it, or use it for corporate, commercial, or professional purposes.

2 Editing the material

2.1 You may not do any of the following:

(a) edit, alter, add to, distort, or digitally manipulate the material in any way, except to select and reproduce excerpts from it or to make colour corrections; or

(b) reproduce the image or sound out of context.

3 Context

3.1 You may not use the material on any website, social media or any other platform that:

(a) promotes, encourages, or facilitates illegal activity;

(b) encourages hatred on grounds of age, disability, gender identity or reassignment, marriage or civil partnership, race, religion or belief, sex, or sexual orientation or promotes, encourages, or facilitates anti-social behaviour; 

(c) lowers the dignity of either House of Parliament or of any individual Member; or

(d) is intended primarily to advertise or promote commercial activity.

3.2 Before using the material on a platform you do not control, including on social media, you must have written confirmation that the platform will remove the material immediately and unconditionally if asked to do so by you or by us.

3.3 If you become aware that you have breached any of the conditions in this clause 3, you must immediately remove the material from the platform on which the breach occurs.

4 Embedding

4.1 Subject to the conditions in this clause, you may permit embedding of the material on a website under your direct control or permit embedding of the material on a website which is under the control of a third party.

4.2 You must ensure, or confirm that the third party will ensure, that:

(a) any person embedding the material is required to comply with these Conditions of Use;

(b) permission to embed is withdrawn or the material is removed immediately in the event of non-compliance with these Conditions of Use;

(c) the material is not provided to any person except by permission to embed.

4.3 You are fully responsible for third-party compliance with the conditions in this clause.

5 Restrictions on advertising

5.1 You must make sure that no ad is inserted in or placed next to any live broadcast, stream or recorded extract of the material which:

(a) could reasonably be seen as intended, by its placement, to exploit the subject matter of the material; or

(b) features or refers to any Member of either House or parliamentary parties, or makes use of a parliamentary setting.

5.2 You must not:

(a) put any content (including ads and videos by third parties) between any link to the material and the material itself;

(b) put any ads next to or over the material;

(c) put any ads on a website, app, or social media platform whose content consists mostly of the material or which would not exist without the material; or

(d) allow the material to be displayed or used in any other way that suggests sponsorship.

5.3 If you become aware that any of the conditions in this clause 5 has been breached, you must immediately either fix the breach or, if it cannot be fixed, remove the material from the platform on which the breach occurs.

II. General Terms

1 Warranties and liability

1.1 You warrant that you will comply fully with all laws and regulations that apply to your use of the material.

1.2 We will not be liable for any loss or damage which you may suffer as a result of or connected to your use of the material.

2 Indemnity

2.1 You agree to indemnify us in respect of any and all damages, costs, and expenses, including reasonable legal fees and litigation expenses, that we suffer or incur if a third party brings legal proceedings against us as a result of your use of this  material in breach of these terms.

3 Other

3.1 We may change these terms or terminate this licence at any time. We will update the terms on when a change is made. It is your responsibility to check that you are complying with the updated terms.

3.2 You may not transfer or sublicense your rights or obligations under this licence to any third party without our prior written consent.

3.3 Each term of this licence operates separately in itself and survives independently of the others.

3.4 These General Terms apply even if the licence is terminated.

3.5 This licence will be interpreted according to the law of England and Wales and be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the Courts of England and Wales.

3.6 Any failure or delay by us in exercising our rights under this licence will not be construed as a waiver of those rights.