SWGfL Websites Terms of Use

South West Grid for Learning Trust Ltd (referred to as “SWGfL", "SWG", "the Grid", “Our”, “We” and “Us”) is committed to providing clear instructions on the permitted use of our products and services.

swgfl.org.uk is a site operated by SWGfL. SWGfL is registered in England and Wales under company number 05589479 and charity number 1120354 and our registered office is at Belvedere House Pynes Hill, Woodwater Park, Exeter, Devon, EX2 5WS. Our main trading address is Belvedere House Pynes Hill, Woodwater Park, Exeter, Devon, EX2 5WS. Our VAT number is GB 880 8618 88.

These terms and conditions (together with the documents referred to on this page and at swgfl.org.uk/terms) set out the basis on which you may make use of our websites (“Our Sites”), whether as a guest or a registered user.

Please read these Terms of Use carefully before you start to use Our Sites. By accessing and continuing to use Our Sites, you agree and acknowledge that you do so upon these Terms of Use. If you do not agree to these Terms of Use, please refrain from using Our Sites.

Our Sites

Our Sites are:

  1. The SWGfL website (swgfl.org.uk)
  2. The 360 degree safe websites (360safe.org.uk; 360safecymru.org.uk; and 360safescotland.org.uk)
  3. The Online Safety BOOST website (boost.swgfl.org.uk)
  4. The SWGfL Whisper website (swgflwhisper.org.uk)
  5. The SWGfL Store (swgflstore.com)
  6. The Swiggle search engine (swiggle.org.uk)
  7. The 360 data website (360data.org.uk)
  8. The Revenge Porn Helpline website (revengepornhelpline.org.uk)
  9. The Reporting Harmful Content website (reportharmfulcontent.com)
  10. The Test Filtering website (testfiltering.com)
  11. The Project Evolve website (projectevolve.co.uk)
  12. The SELMA website (hackinghate.eu)
  13. The eSafe Schools website (esafeschool.ae)
  14. The StopNCII website (stopncii.org)
  15. The Computing Quality Framework website (computingqualityframework.org)
  16. The 360 Digi Cymru website (360digicymru.org.uk)
  17. The 360 Early Years website (360earlyyears.org.uk)
  18. The 360 Groups website (360groups.org.uk)
  19. The SWOSH website (swosh.org.uk)

Accessing Our Sites

Access to Our Sites is permitted on a temporary basis, and we reserve the right to withdraw or amend the service we provide on Our Sites without notice (see below). We will not be liable if for any reason one or more of Our Sites is unavailable at any time or for any period.

When using Our Sites, you must comply with the following provisions or any other provisions posted as an acceptable use policy or similar from time to time:

  1. You are prohibited from posting or transmitting to or from Our Sites any material:
    1. that is threatening, defamatory, obscene, indecent, seditious, offensive, pornographic, abusive, liable to incite racial hatred, discriminatory, menacing, scandalous, inflammatory, blasphemous, in breach of confidence, in breach of privacy or which may cause annoyance or inconvenience; or
    2. for which you have not obtained all necessary licences and/or approvals; or
    3. which constitutes or encourages conduct that would be considered a criminal offence, give rise to civil liability, or otherwise be contrary to the law of or infringe the rights of any third party, in any country in the world.
  2. You are prohibited from accessing Our Sites in any way which is technically harmful, including without limitation:
    1. introducing computer viruses, logic bombs, Trojan horses, worms, harmful components, corrupted data or other malicious software or harmful data;
    2. making attempts to gain unauthorised access to Our Sites, the servers or platforms storing Our Sites, or systems (including computers, databases or other websites) connected to Our Sites; and
    3. making attempts to disrupt or prevent the access of other users to Our Sites, including by way of denial of service attacks.
  3. You are responsible for making all arrangements necessary for you to have access to Our Sites.
  4. You are responsible for ensuring that all persons who access Our Sites through your internet connection are aware of these terms, and that they comply with them.

Intellectual Property Rights

SWGfL is the registered owner of the following UK trademarks:

Whisper®, Swiggle®, SWGFL®, EDTESA®

SWGfL is also the registered owner of certain logos.

For full information about the registered trademarks of SWGfL see ico.gov.uk

Except where otherwise stated, we are the owner or the licensee of all intellectual property rights in our Site, and in the material published on it. Those works are protected by copyright laws and treaties around the world. All such rights are reserved.

You may download, temporarily store electronically, and create a reasonable number of hard copies as may be required for your own personal use, page(s) from Our Site for your personal reference and you may draw the attention of others within your organisation to material posted on Our Sites, provided that

  1. copyright is observed and acknowledged and that further copies are subject to our prior permission;
  2. you must not modify copies, whether paper, digital or in any other format, of any materials you have printed off or downloaded in any way, and you must not use any illustrations, photographs, video or audio sequences or any graphics separately from any accompanying text;
  3. Our status (and that of any identified contributors) as the authors of material on Our Sites must always be acknowledged; and
  4. You must not use any part of the materials on Our Sites for commercial purposes without obtaining a licence to do so from us or our licensors.

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

If you wish to make any use of material on Our Sites other than that set out above, please address your request to enquiries@swgfl.org.uk.


Content and material on Our Sites is intended to be general information and is not comprehensive or intended for any other purposes.

We therefore disclaim all liability and responsibility, howsoever caused, arising, directly or indirectly, from any reliance placed on such materials by any visitor to Our Sites, or by anyone who may be informed of any of its contents.

No representation or warranty, express or implied, is made as to the accuracy, completeness or up to datedness of information contained in Our Sites of and, therefore, the information on this website should not be relied upon.

Our Sites are subject to regular and frequent change. We aim to update Our Sites regularly, and may change the content at any time. If the need arises, we may suspend access to one or more of Our Sites, or close them indefinitely. Any of the material on Our Sites may be out of date at any given time, and we are under no obligation to update such material.

Data Processing

Please see our Privacy Notice and Cookie Notice for full details of our processing activities relevant to the use of our Sites.

Certain Sites may have additional policies in place which will be provided to you as relevant.

Registering with Our Sites

Certain features of Our Sites are restricted to users who have registered with us.

If you choose, or you are provided with, a user identification code, password or any other piece of information as part of our access control procedures, you must treat such information as confidential, and you must not disclose it to any third party.

To register to use Our Sites you must be eighteen (18) years of age and over. Any registration by anyone under 18 years of age shall be unauthorised, unlicensed and in violation of these terms.

By registering with SWGfL through one or more of Our Sites, you warrant that all information that you submit to us through use of Our Sites is truthful and accurate and that you will maintain the accuracy of this information.

We reserve the right to terminate your registration, at any time, if in our opinion you have failed to comply with any of the provisions of these Terms of Use.

Links To Our Sites

You may link to pages within Our Sites, provided you do so in a way that is fair and legal, does not damage our reputation or take advantage of it, and complies in all respects with these Terms of Use and our acceptable use policies as issued from time to time.

You must not establish a link in such a way as to suggest any form of association, approval or endorsement on our part where none exists.

You must not establish a link from any website that is not owned by you.

Our Sites must not be framed on any other site.

We reserve the right to withdraw linking permission without notice.

If you wish to make any use of material on Our Sites other than that set out above, please address your request to enquiries@swgfl.org.uk.

Links From Our Sites

Where Our Sites contain links to other sites and resources provided by third parties, these links are provided for your information only. We have no control over the contents of those sites or resources, and accept no responsibility for them or for any loss or damage that may arise from your use of them.

Jurisdiction and Applicable Law

The English courts will have exclusive jurisdiction over any claim arising from, or related to, a visit to Our Sites.

These Terms of Use and any dispute or claim arising out of or in connection with them or their subject matter or formation (including non-contractual disputes or claims) shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of England and Wales.


We may revise these Terms of Use at any time by amending this page. You are expected to check this page from time to time to take notice of any changes we made, as they are binding on you.


Contact details provided on Our Sites are for the purposes of pursuing the business of SWGfL. You agree, as part of accessing Our Sites, not to send unsolicited email for the purposes of advertising or market research to the email addresses provided.

Your Concerns

If you have any concerns about material which appears on our site, please contact enquiries@swgfl.org.uk.

Thank you for visiting Our Sites.