British Standards Institution (BSI)
Intellectual Property Rights Statement

Copyright in British Standards

Copyright in all British Standards whether electronic or other format is owned by BSI. No British Standard may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system or transmitted in any form or by any means, either in whole or in part, without prior written permission of BSI save within the limits provided by English legislation.

We incorporate both visible and invisible watermarks into British Standards and you agree that the following terms and conditions are applicable:

  • A British Standard purchased in PDF format is licensed to a sole named user who is permitted to install a single electronic copy of it for use on a single computer. 
  • A sole licensed user of a British Standard may print off a single hard copy for his own, non–commercial purposes. 
  • BSI is not aware of any inherent risk of viruses in the PDF files of BSI documents at the time that they are downloaded. BSI has exercised due diligence to ensure, so far as practicable, that such files do not contain such viruses. The PDF files supplied may contain embedded typefaces. In accordance with Adobe's licensing policy, these files may be printed or viewed but shall not be edited unless the typefaces which are embedded are licensed to and installed on the computer performing the editing. In downloading these files, parties accept the responsibility of not infringing Adobe’s licensing policy. 
  • The user accepts that the operation and use of these files is done so at the user’s risk. BSI does not accept and is not liable for any loss or damage which may be suffered from their operation or use. Adobe is a trademark of Adobe Systems Incorporated. 
  • Network Licenses: Licensed users who wish to place the downloaded British Standard on an internal network or intranet are invited to apply to the BSI Licensing Department at the following address. Permission to reproduce extracts and further information on the licensing of BSI documents are also available : 

Copyright & Licensing
British Standards Institution
389 Chiswick High Road
London W4 4AL
Tel: + 44 (0)20 8996 7070
Fax: + 44 (0)20 8996 7553

Trademarks and Copyright – General


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Our Trademarks

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