Terms & Conditions

Countryside Investigators Terms & Conditions of Use

These are Our Terms which you should read before you use Our Site. These Terms are a legally binding agreement between The Countryside Alliance Foundation (“We/Us/Our”) and you. They will govern the relationship between you and Us and everything that you do on www.countrysideinvestigators.org.uk (the “Site”). If you do not accept the Terms, you should not view, access or otherwise use any part of the Site. In such a case, please leave this Site now.

1. ACCEPTANCE OF TERMS

1.1 These Terms govern your use of the Site, the information that We make available to you on the Site. These Terms do not govern any other relationships with any third party. If you are entering into a contract with a third party such as arranging countryside visits, you should read the terms and conditions they make available to you carefully before entering into an agreement with them. By using this Site you indicate that you accept that you will be bound by these Terms and any changes that may be made to them from time to time. If you do not agree to be bound by these Terms, please do not use Our Site.

1.2 We may update these Terms from time to time and it is your responsibility to ensure that you are up to date with them at all times. Please note that your continued use of the Site will indicate your acceptance of any such updated Terms.

1.3 These Terms are made according to English law (and applicable European law) as We are a United Kingdom Site aimed at United Kingdom users.

2. INFORMATION ABOUT US

2.1 www.countrysideinvestigators.org.uk is operated by The Countryside Alliance Foundation. We are registered in England and Wales under company number 5669451 and have our registered office at The Old Town Hall, 367 Kennington Road, London, SE11 4PT.

We are a limited company and also a registered charity with registered charity number 1121034.

3. 12 YEARS OLD OR YOUNGER

3.1 If you are aged 12 years or younger, please ask a parent or legal guardian to read through these Terms and Our Privacy Policy before you use the Site.

3.2 PARENTS AND LEGAL GUARDIANS should note that to the extent that any individual who is authorised by you OR for whom you are responsible causes loss or damage to any person as a result of accessing or using the Site you agree to fully indemnify Us against all such claims made against Us.

3.3 If you are in doubt how anything on this Site functions or what you can or cannot do, email Us here [email protected]. If you ever need help to use the Site, please ask a parent or legal guardian.

4. PROVISION OF SERVICE

4.1 This Site may be modified or discontinued by Us with or without notice to you and without liability to you or to any third party (except where any such action taken by Us causes you to suffer loss or death or personal injury as a result of Our negligence). The Site is made available to you strictly on an “as is” basis.

4.2 Where We have posted information on the Site, We endeavour to ensure that the information is as accurate as possible. We are also not responsible for the contents of any site that you may go to via links from Our Site.

4.3 We explicitly disclaim any responsibility for any health and safety aspects for any of the classroom activities suggested in the “Teachers” section of the Site. We strongly encourage you to make any investigation you feel necessary or appropriate with your school’s and/or organisation’s health and safety policy before engaging in any of the activities suggested on the Site.

4.4 If you become aware of any information on the Site which you know or have good reason to suspect is untrue or incorrect in any way please let Us know by emailing Us on [email protected].

4.5 Access to Our Site is permitted on a temporary basis, and We reserve the right to withdraw or amend the service We provide on Our Site without notice (see below). We will not be liable if for any reason Our Site is unavailable at any time or for any period.

4.6 You are responsible for making all arrangements necessary for you to have access to Our Site. You are also responsible for ensuring that all persons who access Our Site through your internet connection are aware of these terms, and that they comply with them.

5. YOUR OBLIGATIONS TO US

5.1 You agree that you will only use the Site in such a way that adheres to these Terms.

5.2 You hereby confirm that you have obtained the consent of the telephone line user and of the person who pays the bill associated with that telephone line prior to accessing the Site. You are responsible for obtaining all necessary equipment to enable you to access the Site.

6. INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS AND USE OF SITE

6.1 We do not give you any right or interest in any copyright, trade mark, trading style, trade name, goodwill, design right, patent, database, software right, whether registered or unregistered (“Intellectual Property Rights”) in any text, image, logo, trade mark, table, compilation, database, software or other material in which Intellectual Property Rights subsist featured on the Site because they are owned by Us.

6.2 We are the owner or the licensee of all Intellectual Property Rights on Our Site, and in the material published on it. These works are protected by copyright laws and treaties around the world. All such rights are reserved. Copyright and design rights extend to the design, look and feel of Our Site, all photographs, images and text appearing on it and any promotional material and We assert Our Intellectual Property Rights therein.

6.3 You may print off one copy, and may download extracts, of any page(s) from Our Site for your personal reference and you may draw the attention of others within your organisation to material posted on Our Site.

6.4 You must not modify the paper or digital copies of any materials you have printed off or downloaded in any way, and you must not use any illustrations, photographs, video or audio sequences or any graphics separately from any accompanying text.

6.5 Our status (and that of any identified contributors) as the authors of material on Our Site must always be acknowledged.

6.6 You must not use any part of the materials on Our Site for commercial purposes without obtaining a licence to do so from Us or Our licensors.

6.7 If you download whether free of charge or on a paid for basis (“Download”) any software from this Site, the software, including any images or files incorporated in or generated by the software, and data accompanying the software (collectively, the "Software") are subject to the limited licence set out above. We and/or our suppliers (as the case may be) retain all right, title, interest and intellectual property rights in and to the Software. You may not distribute, sell, or transmit the Software and you are not permitted to alter, modify or adapt the Software, including but not limited to translating, decompiling, reverse engineering, disassembling, or creating derivative works of it.

7. DISCLAIMER AND THIRD PARTY SITES

7.1 Commentary and other materials posted on Our Site are not intended to amount to advice on which reliance should be placed. We therefore disclaim all liability and responsibility arising from any reliance placed on such materials by any visitor to Our Site, or by anyone who may be informed of any of its contents.

7.2 We explicitly disclaim any responsibility for the accuracy, content, or availability of information found on sites that link to or from the Site. We cannot ensure that you will be satisfied with any products or services that you purchase from a third-party site that links to or from the Site or third-party content on the Site. We do not endorse any of the merchandise, nor have we taken any steps to confirm the accuracy or reliability of, any of the information contained in such third-party sites or content. We do not make any representations or warranties as to the security of any information (including, without limitation, credit card and other personal information) you might be requested to give any third-party, and you hereby irrevocably waive any claim against us with respect to such sites and third-party content. We strongly encourage you to make whatever investigation you feel necessary or appropriate before proceeding with any online or offline transaction with any of these third parties.

7.3 This Site contains links to other Internet sites on the World Wide Web. We provide such links for your convenience only, and We are not responsible for the content in any site linked to or from this Site. We disclaim all warranties, express or implied as to the accuracy, legality, reliability or validity of any content on any other such site, and that such sites will be free of viruses or other harmful elements.

8. OUR SITE CHANGES REGULARLY

8.1 We aim to update Our Site regularly, and may change the content at any time. If the need arises, we may suspend access to Our Site, or close it indefinitely. Any of the material on Our Site may be out of date at any given time, and we are under no obligation to update such material.

9. GUARANTEES AND LIABILITY

9.1 The material displayed on Our Site is provided without any guarantees, conditions or warranties as to its accuracy. To the fullest extent permitted by law, The Countryside Alliance Foundation, its directors, employees, affiliates or other representatives hereby expressly exclude:

all conditions, warranties and other terms which might otherwise be implied by statute, common law or the law of equity;

any liabilities for direct, indirect or consequential loss or damage incurred by any user in connection with Our Site or in connection with the use, inability to use, or results of the use of Our Site, any websites linked to it and any materials posted on it, including, without limitation any liability for:

  • loss of income or revenue;
  • loss of business;
  • loss of profits or contracts;
  • loss of anticipated savings;
  • loss of data;
  • loss of goodwill;
  • wasted management or office time;

and for any other loss or damage of any kind, however arising and whether caused by tort (including negligence), breach of contract or otherwise, even if foreseeable.

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.

9.2 You agree to defend, indemnify and hold harmless The Countryside Alliance Foundation and their directors, officers, employees and agents from and against all liabilities, claims, damages, costs and expenses, including attorneys' fees arising out of: your use of the Site; any material you email or otherwise transmit using the Site; or your violation, breach or alleged violation or breach of these Terms.

10. INFORMATION ABOUT YOU AND YOUR VISITS TO OUR SITE

10.1 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.

11. VIRUSES, HACKING AND OTHER OFFENCES

11.1 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.

11.2 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. In the event of such a breach, your right to use Our Site will cease immediately.

11.3 We will not be liable for any loss or damage caused by a distributed denial-of-service attack, viruses or other technologically harmful material that may infect your computer equipment, computer programs, data or other proprietary material due to your use of Our Site or to your downloading of any material posted on it, or on any website linked to it.

12. LINKING TO OUR SITE

12.1 You may link to our home page, provided you do so in a way that is fair and legal and does not damage our reputation or take advantage of it, but you must not establish a link in such a way as to suggest any form of association, approval or endorsement on our part where none exists.

12.2 You must not establish a link from any website that is not owned by you.

12.3 Our 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. We reserve the right to withdraw linking permission without notice. The website from which you are linking must comply in all respects with the content standards set out in Our privacy policy.

12.4 If you wish to make any use of material on Our Site other than that set out above, please address your request to [email protected].

13. LINKS FROM OUR SITE

13.1 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.

14. TERMINATION

These Terms are effective until terminated by either party. You may terminate these terms at any time by discontinuing use of Site and destroying all materials obtained from the Site and all related documentation and all copies and installations thereof, whether made under these Terms or otherwise. Your access to this Site may be terminated immediately without notice from Us if in our sole discretion you fail to comply with any term or provision of these Terms. Upon termination, you must cease use of the Site and destroy all materials obtained from it and all copies thereof, whether made under these Terms or otherwise.

15. TRADE MARKS

We use, from time to time, various trade marks and trading styles (whether registered or unregistered) on Our Site that we are licenced to use or own. Please contact Us for details of Our trade marks.

16. GENERAL

16.1 If any provision of this Agreement is prohibited by law or judged by a Court of competent jurisdiction to be unlawful, void or unenforceable the provision shall, to the extent required, be severed from these Terms and shall not in any way affect any other circumstances pertaining to these Terms or the validity or enforcement of these Terms.

16.2 We may add to, change or remove any part of these Terms at any time, without notice. Any changes to these Terms or any terms shown on this Site apply as soon as they are shown. By continuing to use this Site after any changes are posted, you are indicating your acceptance of those changes. It is therefore your responsibility to check these Terms of Use each time you use this Site, so that you can take note of any amendments we may make. We may add, change, discontinue, remove or suspend any other content displayed on this Site, including features and specifications of products and services described or depicted on the Site, temporarily or permanently, at any time, without notice and without liability.

16.3 The provisions of the Contracts (Rights of Third Parties) Act 1999 shall not apply to these Terms.

16.4 Our Site and these terms and conditions are subject to the laws of England and the Courts of England have exclusive jurisdiction in respect of any disputes arising from or subject to this Agreement.

17. YOUR CONCERNS

17.1 If you have any concerns about material which appears on Our Site, please contact [email protected].

Thank you for visiting Our Site.