Terms and conditions

Intellectual Property

The text, images, and other material on this website are owned by us, the Virtual Global Taskforce (“VGT”) and its project partners.

The logos of the VGT’s project partners are owned by those partners.  Civil and criminal penalties may apply to the reproduction of those logos by third parties.

The text on this website may be reproduced free of charge in any format or medium, provided it is reproduced accurately, is not used in a misleading context, and our copyright is clearly acknowledged.

No images may be reproduced in any format other than for fair comment (e.g. screen shots used for illustration in a presentation).

Third Party Sites

Please be aware that the VGT website does include links to other websites. All links to external sites will open in a new window. VGT are not responsible for the data, policies, procedures or the content of these linked websites. It is your responsibility to ensure that you read any terms and conditions and policies applicable to such third party sites.

Linking to this site

We are happy to encourage hypertext links to our website, provided these are not intended to be used in a misleading context.  You must not frame, reformat or alter files, pages, images, information and materials from this website on any other website.

Privacy policy

We reserve the right to gather information relating to site usage. Any information gathered is primarily for internal use to allow us to refine and improve this website.

We will keep your contact details strictly confidential. We will not respond to anonymous emails.

The VGT reserves the right to gather information relating to site usage. Any information gathered is for internal use to allow service improvement. Where appropriate it may be used in support of the policing purposes as provided for in legislation.

By continuing to use this site you are considered as understanding and agreeing to the contents of this statement.

Security

We endeavour to take all reasonable steps to protect your personal information but cannot guarantee the security of any information you disclose online. You accept the inherent security risks of providing the information over the internet and will not hold VGT responsible for any breach of security unless this is due to the negligence or wilful default of VGT.

Disclaimer

In using this website you agree to be bound by the terms and conditions.

1. General

This website is owned and operated on behalf of the partners of the VGT.

Information published on this website is intended as a guide to the information and services provided by of the VGT. Whilst every effort is taken to ensure information on this website is precise and up to date, we cannot guarantee its accuracy or completeness. You accept full responsibility for the use of this website. We will not accept liability for any expense, damage or loss you may incur as a result of using, or relying upon, information contained in, or omitted from this website. We do not guarantee a level of performance, quality, or fitness for purpose in relation to this website or the information and services contained within it.

This website is protected by copyrights, database rights, trademark and other ownership rights. All individual articles, reports, graphics, and other elements contained within this website may be copyright works. In using this website you have no rights in relation to copyrights, database, trademark or other ownership rights. Material published on this website is the property of the VGT. Your use of material on this website is limited to use in accordance with these terms and conditions. You agree to abide by all other copyright notices and restrictions contained within, and on this website.

The downloading of any material from this website must be done in accordance with these terms and conditions. The downloading of material is only permissible if you:

a. Use the material downloaded for your personal use only, or for the internal use of your business or employer.

b. When downloading material, or making print copies of downloaded material, you shall preserve, and remain bound by the terms and conditions of these copyright notices.

2. Our Obligations

We will endeavour to maintain this website to the highest standard we can attain, but we cannot guarantee a level of standard at any time. We reserve the right to suspend or restrict your use of, or access to, this website at any time, without prior notice, for security, maintenance, or any other reason.

The VGT does not collect data from users of this website that identifies individuals. The VGT reserves the right to forward details about any user of the VGT website to our internet service provider, other regulatory authorities, or third parties if a complaint arises about your use of the VGT website which contravenes these terms and conditions.

3. Your Obligations

You agree to use this website in accordance with the terms and conditions laid out here, and in such a way that is compliant with all relevant laws and other regulations. You will not use this website to publish obscene, offensive, slanderous, discriminatory or threatening material, or material that, in the opinion of the VGT, may cause irritation, inconvenience or anxiety to any individual. You agree to not post viruses, corrupted files, or take any action that would alter or damage this site.

You agree not use this website for the purpose of damaging, corrupting or interrupting information or services provided on and by this website. You agree that by using this website you will not impair its content or performance in any way, by any means.

4. Other Conditions of Use

The VGT retains the right to amend these terms and conditions at any time. These terms and conditions may be extended to cover other conditions that apply to specific information or services offered by the VGT.

5. Limitation of Liability

You accept that this website is provided only on the basis set out in these terms and conditions. Your unbroken access or use of the VGT website, or the information and services available may, at times, be affected by factors outside our control. This may include, without restriction, the unavailability, interruption or inoperability of the internet or other telecommunications service as a result of maintenance or any other work carried out on the VGT website.

Except where categorically expressed in these terms and conditions the VGT will not be liable for any damages, losses costs or expenses of any kind, direct, indirect, incidental or punitive, however caused, even if we have been advised of their potentiality.

6. Governing Laws and Regulations

These terms and conditions shall be construed in accordance with the laws of Australia but may be enforced by any VGT member agency.

7. Termination

We withhold the right to terminate your access to, and use of, the VGT website should we believe that you have breached the terms and conditions of use set out here.

8. Changes to the Site

You accept that the VGT retains the right to change the content or technical specifications of any aspect of this website, at any time, at our discretion. You accept that these changes may result in your inability to access the website, or any information and services it offers.

9. Links

This website contains links to other sites that are not owned or operated by the VGT.  The VGT is not responsible for the content of any website linked to, or from, the VGT site. The VGT does not necessarily endorse the content of any external website linked to, or from the VGT website.

It is not responsible for the content or privacy practices of these sites. We suggest for information on the privacy policies of these sites, please refer to their home pages.

These links or references to other sites are not controlled by the VGT. Accordingly, the VGT assumes no responsibility for the content of such other sites and will not be liable for any damages or injury arising from your use or reliance upon such content or your access to, or inability to access, such sites. Any links to other sites are provided merely as a convenience to the users of this website.

Any dealings with third parties that are found on, or via this website are not the responsibility of, or endorsed by the VGT.

10. General

By continuing to use this site you are considered as understanding and agreeing to the contents of this statement.

The content of this website is owned and operated by the partners of the VGT and is protected by world-wide copyright laws.

This website is provided as a service to its visitors. The VGT reserves the rights to delete, modify, supplement or discontinue any content on this site or included at this site at anytime for any reason without prior notice.

9 January 2017

INTERPOL network identifies 10,000 child sexual abuse victims

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13 December 2016

VGT Board welcomes “NCAC” as new member

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2 December 2016

VGT Announce 20 Arrests in 6 Months from Operation Globe

The Virtual Global Taskforce (VGT) concluded its meetings in Bern, Switzerland. The meetings were chaired by Major General Dr. Nasser Lakherbani Al Nuaimi, Secretary General of the Office of HH [more…]

25 November 2016

VGT Board of Management Meeting in Bern

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12 June 2016

Virtual Global Taskforce Combatting Child Exploitation Online Welcomes Magnet Forensics

The Virtual Global Taskforce (VGT) Combatting Child Exploitation Online welcomed Magnet Forensics, a global leader in the acquisition, analysis and reporting of digital evidence. Their application was approved following a [more…]

8 April 2016

Virtual Global Taskforce (VGT) Concludes Meeting in Colombia

The Virtual Global Taskforce (VGT) approved a project to form a work group that includes law enforcement entities affiliated to the Virtual Global Taskforce (VGT) members, alongside its private and [more…]

6 April 2016

The UAE Welcomes the Philippines Joining the Virtual Global Taskforce

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1 April 2016

VGT Continues its Efforts to Foster Child Protection

The Virtual Global Taskforce (VGT) chaired by the United Arab Emirates (UAE) will convene an official meeting in the Colombian city of Cartagena during 4-7 April 2016. The meeting will [more…]

30 December 2015

VGT Welcomes the Child Rescue Coalition

The Virtual Global Taskforce (VGT) welcomed the Child Rescue Coalition, the newest partner to join the alliance with the aim of promoting the efforts in the ongoing fight against online [more…]

20 December 2015

VGT Welcomes Web-IQ from the Netherlands

The Virtual Global Taskforce (VGT) welcomed the Netherlands company Web-IQ specialized in online information, into its organization to protect children against online sexual exploitation. The Web-IQ application was approved following [more…]

20 December 2015

The VGT Child Sexual Exploitation Environmental Scan 2015

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18 December 2015

UAE Welcomes ICDL GCC to VGT

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12 November 2015

UAE assumes chair of Virtual Global Taskforce

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12 November 2015

VGT announces over 300 arrests from Operation Atlas

Members of the Virtual Global Taskforce (VGT) today announced the results of Operation Atlas, a global initiative to highlight investigations being conducted by VGT law enforcement members into the sharing [more…]

14 July 2015

Colombian National Police Cases

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15 April 2015

UAE to chair Virtual Global Taskforce

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10 March 2015

New VGT partner Kik Takes Steps to Combat Exploitation of Minors

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4 March 2015

International Centre for Missing & Exploited Children hosts Inaugural Gala for Child Protection Thursday, May 7

The International Centre for Missing & Exploited Children (ICMEC), a non-profit organization working to empower and equip the global community to protect children from sexual abuse, exploitation and abduction, will [more…]

25 February 2015

International Effort Leads to Rescue of 22-month-old Romanian Baby being molested

This weekend, special agents and investigators in the United States and European Union scrambled to rescue a 22-month-old Romanian baby after learning that she was being sexually abused. It was [more…]

17 November 2014

Two teens rescued from suspected British child sex offender

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