Sophos Website Terms of Use

These Terms of Use (together with the documents referred to in it) govern your use of this website (the “Site”). Use of the Site includes accessing, browsing, registering and downloading.

Please read the Terms of Use carefully, before you start to use the Site. By continuing to use the Site you agree to be bound by the Terms of Use and, where appropriate any other terms or conditions, guidelines or rules applicable to the products and services herein. If you do not agree with any of the Terms of Use, you must not continue to use the Site.

This Site is an advertisement for the Sophos group of companies (hereafter referred to as “Sophos”, “we” “us” or “our”). These Terms of Use shall also apply to your use of the websites of our associated companies, our blogs, forums and Interactive Showroom.


These Terms of Use refer to the following additional terms, which also apply to the use of the Site:

If you trial, purchase or download products or services from our Site, the following terms and conditions shall apply to these products and services:


We may revise these Terms of Use at any time, by amending this page. You should check this page from time to time to take notice of any changes that we make; as such changes will be binding upon you. No notice of any changes shall be given.


We may update the Site from time to time, and may change the content at any time.

We do not guarantee that our Site or any content on it will be free from errors or omissions. We make no promise that the Site will always be maintained with the same DNS names, IP addresses, authentication methods or URLs, or that it will always be available and uninterrupted.


The Site (but not its downloadable content) is provided free of charge.

It is your responsibility to ensure that you have made all necessary arrangements in order to access the Site. For example, we shall not be responsible for any telephone bills, internet charges or any other costs incurred by you in order to access the Site.

You are responsible for ensuring that all persons who access the Site through your internet connection are aware of these Terms of Use and the other applicable terms and conditions/policies mentioned, and comply with them.


Should you choose or be provided with a user identification code, password or any other piece of information as part of our security, purchasing or downloading procedures, you must treat such information as confidential. Such information should not be disclosed to any third party.

We reserve the right to disable any user identification code or password, whether chosen by you or allocated by us, at any time and without prior notice, if in our reasonable opinion you have failed to comply with any of the provisions of these Terms of Use.

If you know or suspect that anyone other than you knows your user identification code and password you should immediately change your password.


All content, software, data and intellectual property rights, including but not limited to all know how, concepts and logic found on or relating to the Site is the property of Sophos or its licensors. None of the software, data or content found on the Site may be reproduced, republished, distributed, posted, sold, transferred or modified in any way without our prior express written permission. All intellectual property including but not limited to trademarks, logos and service marks displayed on the Site is registered by Sophos and protected throughout the world. No license, right or interest in any Sophos intellectual property is granted to you.

You may print off reasonable copies of any page(s) from the Site for your own personal use and you may draw the attention of other users within your organization to content posted on the Site.


The opinions expressed by Sophos employees on the blog site or help forums are the individual's own and do not represent or necessarily correspond to the opinions of Sophos. We will not be responsible for any direct or indirect damages or losses caused or alleged to have been caused as a result of your use or reliance on such information.


Nothing in these Terms of Use shall exclude or limit our liability for death or personal injury arising from our negligence, fraud or fraudulent misrepresentation, or any other liability which cannot be limited or excluded by law.

To the maximum extent permitted by law we provide the Site without warranties, guarantees or representations. We assume no responsibility and shall not be liable for any loss or damage which may affect your computer equipment or other equipment/property arising out of your use of, access to or browsing of the Site.

We will not be liable to any user of the Site for any loss or damage, whether in contract, tort (including but not limited to negligence), breach of statutory duty, or otherwise, even if foreseeable, arising under or in connection with including (but not limited to) the following;

  1. any use of this Site or content found therein;
  2. any failure or delay (including but not limited to) the use of or inability to use any component of the Site and any errors or interruptions of the Site;
  3. the performance or non-performance by Sophos;
  4. unsuitability, unreliability or inaccuracy of the Site;
  5. inadequacy of the Site to meet your requirements;
  6. incompatibility of the Site with any of your equipment, software or telecommunications links;
  7. the provision of or failure to provide services;
  8. any information, software, products, services and related graphics obtained through the Site.

In addition to the above exclusions, if you are a business user, please note that in particular, we will not be liable for any indirect losses however so arising. If you are a consumer user, note that we only provide the Site to you for your domestic and private use. You agree not to use the Site for any commercial or business purposes, and acknowledge that we have no liability to you for any loss of profit, loss of business, business interruption or loss of business opportunity.

Different limitations and exclusions of liability shall apply arising out of the supply of any product or services purchased, trialed or downloaded by you, which will be set out in the terms and conditions applicable to the particular purchase, trial or download.


Whenever you make use of a feature that allows you to upload content to the Site, or to make contact with other users of the Site you agree that your use and the content you upload shall not:

  1. breach any applicable local, national or international law or regulation;
  2. be unlawful or fraudulent, or have any unlawful or fraudulent purpose;
  3. be for the purpose of harming or attempting to harm minors in any way;
  4. transmit, or procure the sending of, any unsolicited or unauthorized advertising or promotional material or any other form of similar solicitation;
  5. knowingly transmit any data, send or upload any material that contains viruses, Trojan horses, worms, time-bombs, keystroke loggers, spyware, adware or any other harmful programs or similar computer code designed to adversely affect the operation of any computer software or hardware.
  6. disseminate any unlawful, harassing, libelous, abusive, threatening, harmful, vulgar, pornographic, obscene or otherwise objectionable material;
  7. attempt to gain access to other computer systems;
  8. interfere with anyone else’s enjoyment of the Site;
  9. interfere with or disrupt networks or websites connected to the Site.

All content you upload to the Site shall be considered non-confidential and non-proprietary. You retain all ownership rights in your content, but you are required to grant us (and other users of the Site) license to use, store and copy that content and to distribute and make it available to third parties.

We reserve the right to disclose your identity to any third party who claims that any content posted or uploaded by you to the Site constitutes a violation of their intellectual property rights or of their right to privacy.

We accept no responsibility, or liability to any third party, for the content or accuracy of any content posted by you or any other user of the Site.

We reserve the right to remove any posting you make on the Site if, in our sole opinion, your post does not comply with these terms of use.

You further agree:

  1. Not to reproduce, duplicate, copy or re-sell any part of the Site;
  2. Not to access without authority, interfere with, damage or disrupt:
    1. any part of the Site;
    2. any software used in the provision of the Site; or
    3. any equipment or network or software owned or used by any third party.


You warrant that your access to and use of the site is and will remain in accordance with all applicable laws and regulations.

You shall hold harmless, defend and fully indemnify us against any claims, proceedings, damages, costs, expenses or liabilities whatsoever arising out of or relating to your use of the Site.

The views expressed by other users on the Site do not represent Sophos’ views, opinions or values.


You may link to our home page, provided that you do so in a way that is fair and legal and does not damage our reputation or take advantage of it.

You must not establish a link in any such way that suggests a form of association, approval or endorsement with or by Sophos where none exists.

You must not establish a link to the Site in any website that does not belong to you.

The Site must not be framed on any other site, nor may you create a link to any part of our Site other than the home page.

Sophos reserve the right to withdraw linking permissions at any time and without notice.

The website in which you are linking must comply with these terms of use in all respects.

Should you wish to make use of any of the content on the Site other than set out above, please contact


Where our Site contains links to other sites and resources provided by third parties, these links are provided for your information only.

You acknowledge that we have no control over the content of those sites or resources.


CloudShare is the web-based Sophos product demonstration environment, offered by Sophos at which is available to approved users only. Approved users are granted a non-exclusive right to access and use the products for demonstration purposes only, via CloudShare, subject to the terms and conditions contained within the EULA and these Terms of Use.

If you are an approved user, you are permitted to use the products solely for demonstration purposes, including to prospective customers, for testing configurations, issuing commands and exploring the features of each product, and such other product demonstration options as may be offered by us in the contained environment of CloudShare. You acknowledge and agree that all changes and configurations will be reset at the expiration of the term of access that you have been provided.

You are not permitted to:

  1. use the products for your internal business purposes;
  2. use the products for the provision of any service for the benefit of third parties;
  3. modify or translate the Interactive Showroom or products;
  4. reverse engineer, disassemble or decompile the Interactive Showroom, products or any portion thereof or otherwise attempt to derive or determine the source code or the logic therein except to the extent and for the express purposes authorised by applicable law;
  5. workaround any technical limitations of the Interactive Showroom;
  6. transmit or provide access to the products, the Interactive Showroom or any portion thereof, save as provided herein. For the avoidance of doubt, you may not transfer or share your Interactive Showroom credentials with any other party;
  7. use the products outside of the Interactive Showroom, including, but not limited to, displaying or 'hot linking' to icons, images or graphics;
  8. use software other than the products (unless such software has been licensed to you under the terms of separate license agreements);
  9. sub-license, rent, sell, lease, distribute or otherwise transfer the products; and
  10. not by yourself, or with others, use the Interactive Showroom for any illegal, deceptive, misleading or unethical practices, including, but not limited to, disparagement of the products or Sophos or other practices which may reflect negatively or be detrimental to the products or Sophos.


These Terms of Use, their subject matter and construction (and any non-contractual disputes or claims) are governed by the Laws of England and Wales and you agree to the non-exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of England and Wales.

We reserve the right to seek injunctive, or any other equitable relief, in any courts of competent jurisdiction should we, in our sole opinion, consider this to be necessary.