Terms and Conditions of Use

General terms of use

References in these terms of use to "we", "our" and "us", etc. are references to us, the University of Nottingham. Your use of our website at www.educate-sustainability.eu is subject to these terms of use. If you do not agree to these terms of use, you are not authorised to use or continue using our website.

We may amend these terms of use at any time and any revised version will be effective immediately that it is displayed on our website.

Copyright and trade marks

We own or are licensed to use all copyright and other intellectual property rights in and to our website, its design and content, and all technical infrastructure relating to it.

Material contained in our website may be downloaded, viewed and printed for personal non-commercial use or for internal non-commercial circulation within your organisation provided that no trade mark, copyright or other proprietary notices contained in or appearing on such material are removed in whole or in part. Material contained in our website may not otherwise be copied, reproduced or redistributed in whole or in part without our prior written permission.

The trade marks and logos used and displayed on our website are our registered and unregistered trade marks or those of others. You may not use these trade marks without our prior written permission or that of the owner(s) of the trade mark(s) in question.

Privacy policy

Please read our Privacy Policy which explains the basis upon which we will hold, process and use any personal data which you provide to us.

Your obligations when accessing our website

In accessing any part of our website, you agree:

All use of the EDUCATE web server must comply with relevant legislation, in particular with the Data Protection Act (1998), the Human Rights Act (1998), the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act (1988), the Computer Misuse Act (1990), the Privacy and Electronic Communications (EC Directive) Regulations (2003) and the Freedom of Information Act (2000).

Discussion Boards

You are welcome to contribute to any discussion boards which may appear on the EDUCATE website. However, you must follow our Posting Rules and your use is only authorised on that basis.

Users need to be aware that their communications may be monitored by University of Nottingham IT staff as permitted by UK legislation. The legislation allows the interception of network traffic without consent for purposes such as ensuring regulatory compliance, detecting crime or unauthorised use, and ensuring the efficient operation of University communications systems. Users should be aware that their communications could be released to requestors if deemed in the public interest under the Freedom of Information Act (2000).

Uploaded material

Certain features of the EDUCATE website may permit the uploading of user generated content. Where, as a user, you elect to submit content to the EDUCATE website you agree to the use of such material for the purposes of the EDUCATE project, and represent and warrant that any such content does not infringe in any way upon or violate the trademark or other rights of any third party.

From time to time, and only with the permission of the content provider, user generated content may be made available within publicly, or otherwise accessible areas of the EDUCATE website. Although the EDUCATE project has no obligation to screen or monitor any user generated content, the EDUCATE project reserves the right, but is not obligated, to resolve any complaints, disputes, or potential disputes regarding the infringement of any third party trademarks or rights. You agree to abide by and cooperate with the resolution of any such dispute as determined by the EDUCATE project, which may include, without limitation, deleting or amending any content considered under any such dispute.


Links from our website are provided for information and convenience only and we have no control over and cannot therefore accept responsibility or liability for the content of any linked third party website. We do not endorse any linked website or any products or services offered from such a website.

You may create a hypertext link to the homepage of our website at www.educate-sustainability.eu provided such link is not used in a misleading or defamatory context. You may not create links to any other page or file forming part of our website without our prior written permission.


If required to use a password to access any part of our website, you agree:

We reserve the right to terminate your access to password protected parts of our website if we consider that you are using our website in a manner detrimental to us or to our website or to other users.

Exclusions and limitations of liability

Owing to the nature of the Internet we cannot guarantee that our website or the websites to which it is linked will always be available to you. We also cannot guarantee that any material which you download from or access on our website or the websites to which it is linked will be free from infection, viruses and/or other code that has contaminating or destructive properties. You should therefore ensure that you have appropriate protection against viruses and other security arrangements in place whilst using the Internet.

The EDUCATE website has been prepared with the primary aim of providing general information about the EDUCATE project and is not intended to constitute specific advice in relation to any of your particular requirements. Although every reasonable effort has been made to ensure that the information and material we have prepared for our website was accurate at the time of publication, it is subject to variation at any time without notice and we give no warranty whatsoever that any information or material on our website will be accurate or complete at any particular time or at all. If you believe that any information or material which we have prepared for and published on our website is inaccurate please let us know and we will correct it, where we agree, as soon as is reasonably practical. Where we make third party material available on our website, we do not control and do not necessarily endorse their contents or findings in any way, and we are not responsible for the accuracy or otherwise of such material.

We provide information, material and services on our website free of charge. Such information, material and services are provided on an 'as is' and 'as available' basis and we accept no liability for such information, material and services provided. Where you rely on any information, material or services on our website, you do so entirely at your own risk and you accept that, except as set out in these terms of use, all warranties, conditions and undertakings, express or implied, whether by common law, statute, trade usage, course of dealings or otherwise in respect of such information, material and services are excluded to the fullest extent permitted by law.

In no circumstances shall we be liable to you for any direct, indirect or consequential loss, loss of profit, revenue or goodwill resulting or arising from your use of or inability to use our website or any other website linked to it, or from your reliance on the information, material and services provided on our website or information, material and services accessed through it.

Nothing in these terms of use is intended to exclude our liability for death or personal injury caused by our negligence or for our fraudulent misrepresentation.


Our website has been designed and these terms of use shall be governed by and construed in accordance with English law. Any dispute arising out of the accessing or use of our website shall be subject to the jurisdiction of the English courts.


Nothing in these terms of use is intended to, nor shall it, confer any benefit on a third party whether under the Contracts (Rights of Third Parties) Act 1999 or otherwise.

You may not assign or transfer your rights under these terms of use without our prior written permission.

Our failure at any time to enforce any right we may have against you does not result in our waiver of such a right.

If at any time any provision of these terms of use is or becomes invalid or illegal in any respect, such provision shall be deemed to be severed from these terms of use but the validity, legality, and enforceability of the remaining provisions of these terms of use shall not be affected or impaired as a result.


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