SIA Content disclaimer

by SIA Site Admin // February 6

The SIA will try to ensure that the information on this site is correct, but does not give any express or implied warranty as to its accuracy. We do not accept any liability for error or omission.

Terms & Conditions

Please read this carefully. By accessing The Security Industry Authority’s web site at (the “Web Site”) you are agreeing to the terms that appear below. If you have any questions, please contact us by clicking here

Introduction is owned by The Security Industry Authority (SIA). As a user, you will be able to access material on all public areas of the Site. The SIA does not make any charge for you to access the Site. However, you should be aware that your Internet Service Provider and/or telephone operator may charge you for time spent accessing the Site in the same way that you are charged for making telephone calls. You should contact your operator if you require details of these charges.

There is no specific time limit applying to your access and use of the Site on these Terms. However, the SIA reserves the right to suspend or terminate access and use of the Site at any time. It may exercise this right with or without notice.

Changes to these Terms
The SIA reserves the right, at its discretion, to make changes to any part of the Site and its related services. Due to its policy of updating and improving the Site, the SIA may wish to change these Terms, and will do so without notice.

Information contained on the SIA site.
Information displayed on the site may change without prior notice. The SIA can not be held responsible if you act upon information which has changed since viewed and since proved to be inaccurate. The SIA would suggest you confirm details of any information before acting upon them.

Privacy Policy

The Security Industry Authority reserves the right to gather information relating to site usage. Any information gathered is primarily for internal use to allow us to refine and improve our customer service.

Where disclosure of information to a third party is likely we will, where possible, endeavour to ensure that this is clearly indicated.

This does not affect your statutory rights.

Data Protection

The Security Industry Authority is a data controller under the Data Protection Act. We will process personal information you have supplied to us in accordance with that Act and only for the purpose for which it is collected. We process information for the purposes of:

  • licensing the private security industry
  • to maintain a public register of licence holders
  • to inform you about the SIA and its activities
  • to answer public enquiries, and
  • to undertake other statutory functions as assigned by Parliament

We may get information about you from others or we may give information to them. If we do, it will only be as the law permits:

  • to prevent or detect crime
  • to protect public funds
  • to check the accuracy of information you supply, or
  • where we are required to by court order or legislation.

As a data subject, you have the right to ask for a copy of information we hold about you and to ask for any inaccuracies to be corrected.


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What happens when I link to another site? contains links to other websites, both those of government departments and of other organisations. This privacy policy applies only to our site, so you should always be aware when you are moving to another site and read the privacy statement of any site which collects personal information. We do not pass on any personal information you have given us to any other site.

Changes to this privacy policy
If this privacy policy changes in any way, we will place an updated version on this page. Regularly reviewing this page ensures you are always aware of what information we collect, how we use it and under what circumstances, if any, we will share it with other parties.