Terms of use

The provisions of the text below apply to all elements contained within the INTERPOL website (information, logos, images, etc.). Warning messages or additional information may also complement these provisions and are attached accordingly.

1. Conditions for the use of information on this website

All information provided by INTERPOL on this website (the “Site”) is made available as a courtesy to those who may choose to access the Site (“Users”).

Downloading information from the Site is authorized, provided that:

  • The information is not altered in any way;
  • The information is only used in accordance with the Site’s informational and public-awareness purposes, and in respect of INTERPOL’s basic values and principles.

2. Disclaimer for INTERPOL information

While INTERPOL believes the information it provides on this Site to be reliable, human or technical error remains a possibility.

Therefore, INTERPOL does not guarantee the accuracy, completeness, timeliness or correct sequence of the information provided on this Site.

Reliance upon the information provided by INTERPOL on this Site shall be at the User’s own risk.

Neither INTERPOL, nor any of its respective agents, employees, or information sources, shall be liable to any User or anyone else for any inaccuracy, error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, alteration of or use of any information provided by INTERPOL on this Site, or for its timeliness or completeness, nor shall they be liable for any interruption of service or non-receipt of information by the User, regardless of cause, or for any damages resulting therefrom.

The User specifically acknowledges and agrees that INTERPOL is not liable for any conduct of any User.

As a condition of use of this Site, the User agrees to indemnify INTERPOL from and against any and all actions, claims, losses, damages, liabilities and expenses (including reasonable attorneys’ fees) arising out of the User’s use of this Site, including, without limitation, any claims alleging facts that, if true, would constitute a breach by the User of these Terms of Use. If the User is dissatisfied with any material on this Site or with any of the Terms of Use, the User’s sole and exclusive remedy is to discontinue using the Site.

3. Use of the Organization’s distinctive signs

INTERPOL’s distinctive signs comprise the Organization’s official name and abbreviations, emblem, flag and logo.

In exceptional cases, the Organization may authorize a third party to use its distinctive signs.  

The conditions for using the distinctive signs depend on the legal status of the users – whether they are INTERPOL bodies or third parties – and on the purpose for which they are used.

Any request to use the distinctive signs must be made in writing to the General Secretariat.

Registration by private or unauthorized parties of INTERPOL’s distinctive signs, or any imitation thereof, as a trademark or as any other intellectual property right, is strictly forbidden.

4. Use of information sent directly to the Site

Any messages or documents sent to the Site in the form of questions, comments, suggestions, etc., are to be considered non-confidential, unless there are instructions to the contrary.

INTERPOL has no obligations as far as messages sent to the Site are concerned, and may use, reproduce, disclose or change them without prior authorization.

By visiting any pages on this Site or downloading information, such as career opportunities, press releases, etc., the User authorizes INTERPOL to collect and store the following information:

  • Domain name;
  • Type of browser and operating system used to access the Site;
  • Date and time of access to the Site; and
  • Where applicable, the Internet address of the third-party website that provided the link to our Site and the pages visited.

Users who identify themselves by sending an e-mail containing personal information, and voluntarily provide other personal identifiers – such as mailing address, if they request information to be sent by post – may receive replies to the request in question via the contact details supplied.

For Site management, information obtained through the means mentioned above is collected for statistical purposes. INTERPOL’s computer system uses software programmes to create summary statistics, which are used for such purposes as assessing what information is of most and least interest, determining technical design specifications, and identifying system performance or problem areas.

5. Security

For Site security purposes, and to ensure that this Site remains available to all Users, all network traffic is monitored in order to identify unauthorized attempts to upload or change information, or otherwise cause damage or conduct criminal activity.

To protect the system from unauthorized use and to ensure that it is functioning properly, the User’s activities may be monitored and recorded by system personnel.

Users of this system expressly consent to such monitoring and are advised that any evidence of possible abuse or criminal activity may be reported by system personnel to the appropriate officials.

Unauthorized attempts to upload or change information on this Site are strictly prohibited and may be punishable.

6. Disclaimer for hypertext links

Neither INTERPOL nor its contributors are responsible for the content of any off-site pages that are referenced by or that make reference to this Site.

The User specifically acknowledges that neither INTERPOL nor its contributors are liable for any defamatory, offensive, misleading or illegal conduct of other Users, links or third parties, and that the risk of injury from the foregoing rests entirely with the User.

Links from this Site to other sites, or from other sites to this Site, do not constitute an endorsement by INTERPOL, and are only provided as a convenience. It is the responsibility of the User to evaluate the content and usefulness of information obtained from other sites.

7. Disclaimer of endorsement

Reference herein to any specific commercial products, processes, or services by trade name, trademark, manufacturer, or otherwise, does not necessarily constitute or imply the Organization’s endorsement or recommendation.

8. Privileges and immunities

Nothing in these Terms of Use shall constitute or be considered to be a limitation upon or a waiver of INTERPOL’s privileges and immunities.