darwin initative

Terms & Conditions

This page (taken with the documents and pages it refers to) tells you the terms of use which you agree to when you use http://www.darwininitiative.org.uk.

http://www.darwininitiative.org.uk is managed by LTS International, on behalf of the Darwin Initiative Secretariat within Defra.

http://www.darwininitiative.org.uk is maintained for your personal use.

You agree to use this site only for lawful purposes, and in a manner that does not infringe the rights of, or restrict or inhibit the use and enjoyment of, this site by any third party.

We aim to update our site regularly, and may change the content, including scheme eligibility and the application process at any time.

By using this site, you indicate that you accept these terms of use and that you agree to abide by them. If you do not agree to these terms of use, please refrain from using our site.

Linking to and from

We welcome and encourage other websites to link to the information that is hosted on these pages, and you don’t have to ask permission to link to http://www.darwininitiative.org.uk.

However, we don’t give you permission to suggest that your website is associated with, or endorsed by, http://www.darwininitiative.org.uk. Your newsletters and project pages should link to our site when referencing The Darwin Initiative as a funding stream.

Where our site contains links to other sites and resources provided by third parties, these links are provided for your information only. We have no control over the contents of those sites or resources, and accept no responsibility for them or for any loss or damage that may arise from your use of them.

We offer social media interaction across a number of platforms. Discussions are welcomed and intended to encourage interaction. The purpose of our social media interaction is to develop strong relationships and foster communication around issues relevant to the projects and themes of the Darwin Initiative. While opinions and commentary may vary, we kindly request that all members be respectful of each other and all opinions, even in disagreement. By posting comments, you agree to follow these principles.

While LTS International does not generally edit content posted by users, we reserve the right to improve the experience on these social media sites by prohibiting certain conduct and, at its sole discretion, removing posts.

In addition, no spam, self-promotion, or direct sales pitches are allowed.

Disclaimer

While we make every effort to keep http://www.darwininitiative.org.uk up to date, we don’t provide any guarantees, conditions or warranties as to the accuracy of the information on the site.

We don’t accept liability for loss or damage incurred by users of the website, whether direct, indirect or consequential, whether caused by tort, breach of contract or otherwise, in connection with our site, its use, the inability to use, or results of the use of our site, any websites linked to it and any materials posted on it. This includes loss of:

  • income or revenue
  • business
  • profits or contracts
  • funding from other sources
  • anticipated savings
  • data
  • goodwill
  • tangible property
  • wasted management or office time

This does not affect our liability for death or personal injury arising from our negligence, nor our liability for fraudulent misrepresentation or misrepresentation as to a fundamental matter, nor any other liability which cannot be excluded or limited under applicable law.

Information about you and your visit to http://www.darwininitiative.org.uk

We process information about you in accordance with our privacy policy. By using our site, you consent to such processing and you warrant that all data provided by you is accurate.

Virus protection

We make every effort to check and test material at all stages of production, however you must take your own precautions to ensure that the process which you employ for accessing this website does not expose you to the risk of viruses, malicious computer code or other forms of interference which may damage your own computer system.

We can’t accept any responsibility for any loss, disruption or damage to your data or your computer system which may occur whilst using material derived from this website.

Viruses, hacking and other offences

You must not misuse our site by knowingly introducing viruses, trojans, worms, logic bombs or other material which is malicious or technologically harmful. You must not attempt to gain unauthorised access to our site, the server on which our site is stored or any server, computer or database connected to our site. You must not attack our site via a denial-of-service attack or a distributed denial-of-service attack.

By breaching this provision, you would commit a criminal offence under the Computer Misuse Act 1990. We will report any such breach to the relevant law enforcement authorities and we will co-operate with those authorities by disclosing your identity to them.

Governing law

These terms and conditions shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of Scotland. Any dispute arising under these terms and conditions shall be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of Scotland.

General

We accept no liability for any failure to comply with these terms and conditions where such failure is due to circumstance beyond our reasonable control.

If we waive any rights available to us under these terms and conditions on one occasion, this does not means that those rights will automatically be waived on any other occasion.

If any of these terms and conditions are held to be invalid, unenforceable or illegal for any reason, the remaining terms and conditions shall nevertheless continue in full force.

Revisions to these terms

We may at any time revise these terms and conditions without notice. Please check these terms and conditions regularly, as continued use of the http://www.darwininitiative.org.ukwebsite after a change has been made is your acceptance of the change.

Privacy policy

We collect certain information or data about you when you use www.darwininitiative.org.uk.

This includes:

  • questions, queries or feedback you leave, including your email address if you send an email to www.darwininitiative.org.uk
  • your IP address, and details of which version of web browser you used
  • information on how you use the site, using cookies and page tagging techniques to help us improve the website

This helps us to:

  • improve the site by monitoring how you use it
  • respond to any feedback you send us, if you’ve asked us to

We can’t personally identify you using your data.

Where your data is stored

We store your data on our secure servers in the UK.

It may also be stored outside of Europe, where it could be viewed by our staff or suppliers.

By submitting your personal data, you agree to this.

Keeping your data secure

Transmitting information over the internet is generally not completely secure, and we can’t guarantee the security of your data.

Any data you transmit is at your own risk.

We have procedures and security features in place to try and keep your data secure once we receive it.

We won’t share your information with any other organisations for marketing, market research or commercial purposes, and we don’t pass on your details to other websites.

Disclosing your information

In publishing details of successful projects, we may publish your name and the name of your organisation. Contact information will be removed.

We will only pass on your personal information if we have a legal obligation to do so.

Your rights

You can find out what information we hold about you, and ask us not to use any of the information we collect.

Links to other websites

www.darwininitiative.org.uk contains links to and from other websites.

This privacy policy only applies to this website, and doesn’t cover other websites, services and transactions that we link to.

Following a link to another website

If you go to another website from this one including our social media sites, read the privacy policy on that website to find out what it does with your information.

Following a link to www.darwininitiative.org.ukfrom another website

If you come to www.darwininitiative.org.uk from another website, we may receive personal information about you from the other website. You should read the privacy policy of the website you came from to find out more about this.