General Terms and Conditions of Use

I. Copyright and reproduction

SIPRI’s general policies on granting permission for the use of the non-members sections of, photocopying of print publications, copying of digital publications and the ‘fair use’ of content and SIPRI data sets do not apply to the members-only sections of

For the non-members only sections of, except as outlined below, all rights are reserved.

‘Fair use’ of SIPRI content is defined as

  • the excerption of SIPRI copyrighted material for such purposes as criticism, comment, news reporting, teaching, scholarship, or research in which the use is for non-commercial purposes
  • the reproduction of less than 10 per cent of a published data set.

Fair use is freely authorized as long as due reference is given to the specific SIPRI source or sources.

Reproduction of contents of the non-members sections of website

SIPRI freely authorizes the downloading and/or printing of the contents of ithe non-members only sections of for any non-commercial use. You may use or cite the contents of the non-members sections of only if you give a clear reference to its source. For any commercial use of the content on the non-members only section of the website (e.g. repurposing or reprinting data and content for cash sales), please obtain written permission from SIPRI. For use of non-SIPRI material, permission must be obtained from the copyright owner.

Reproduction of non-members sections of

Permission to photocopy non-members sections of may be obtained from SIPRI via points of contact. Access to members-only sections of the website is provided on the basis of a separate contract. The information contained within the members-only sections of may not be re-produced in any way, shape or form without permission. For permission contact

For photocopying and scanning of the non-members sections of the website by all others: you may make single copies for your own private use. For all other purposes, such as copies made for any public or commercial purpose, or if copies will be sold at a cash price to readers, permission should be obtained from SIPRI via points of contact.

Authors and publishers who intend to reproduce a SIPRI publication or non-members sections of the website in whole or in part should contact SIPRI with details of the text for which permission is sought and the publication in which it is to be reproduced (including the price, print run and intended distribution).


II. Terms and conditions of usage of the website

Usage of the non-members sections of the website constitutes agreement with the following terms and conditions.

Personal, non-commercial usage

SIPRI grants permission to visit the non-members only sections of and to download and copy information, data, documents, and materials from the SIPRI website for personal, non-commercial usage only, without any right to resell or redistribute them or to compile or create derivative works, subject to these terms and conditions of usage and also subject to more specific restrictions that may apply to particular information within the website. Any rights not expressly granted herein are reserved.



The information on the website is provided ‘as is’ and without warranty of any kind, either express or implied, including, without limitation, warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, and non-infringement.

SIPRI and shall not be liable for any losses or damages incurred or suffered in connection with its website, including, without limitation, any direct, indirect, incidental, special, or consequential damages.

Except where expressly stated, the materials on this website represent views of the authors thereof and are not necessarily those of SIPRI, its Governing Board or its Advisory Committee. SIPRI  and do not endorse the accuracy or reliability of any information provided on its website by third parties, or of any information in third-party websites and publications that may be linked to the website or referred to within it.

All postings to forums on the website become the sole property of SIPRI and, which reserves the right to modify or remove them. will use, manage and employ all reasonable measures to monitor any postings in terms of defamatory or injurious material or links from and to third parties. accepts no liability for any defamatory material posted by or links to, third parties and will monitor the site to ensure that all reasonable measures are taken to edit the site free of such material and/or postings. SIPRI and will additionally immediately act to consider any alleged defamatory allegations once its attention has been brought to such material. Postings to the SIPRI website, whether approved by a moderator or not, are not endorsed by SIPRI. Visitors shall use forums on the website solely for lawful and ethical purposes related to the subject of each particular forum.

This website may include content that has been translated from English or to English. While every effort is made to ensure the accuracy of translations, the version used by SIPRI and is the English version of the document, as English is the working language of SIPRI and


SIPRI and reserves the right in its sole discretion, without notice or obligation to take the needs of any user into consideration, to modify or terminate its website and to deny any user access to its website or any portion thereof.

These terms and conditions of usage for the non-members only section of  constitute the entire agreement between the parties with respect to the subject matter hereof. No waiver or amendment of these terms and conditions of usage shall be binding upon SIPRI unless in writing and signed by its duly authorized representative.

These terms and conditions of usage will be interpreted in accordance with the laws of Sweden.