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If you would like to re-use Conviction's materials but the proposed re-use would contravene any of the conditions of the OGL, you should contact the Conviction communications mailbox (see below).

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Contacting the Conviction communications mailbox

Contact our Communications Mailbox at to ask permission and what, if any, additional conditions may apply. Your application should be in writing, specifying the name and address of the applicant, identifying the information source you want to re-use and the purpose for re-use.

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Use of logos

The use of any of Conviction's logos on any document or in association with any information signifying that the document or information has been prepared or approved by Conviction. The logos are used only on materials generated by Conviction or where Conviction has worked in association with an organisation preparing advice on criminal justice law and policy.

Use of any of Conviction's logos without Conviction's consent infringes the copyright held in respect of the logos. No permission will be granted for the use of the logos nor will reproduction of the logos in any form be allowed unless Conviction determines that:

  • the material on which the logos is to be used and
  • the use of the logos on such material has been expressly approved by their office.

Published: 16 June 2023