Nature Volunteers - Terms of Website Use

This page (together with the documents referred to on it) tells you the terms of use (terms) on which you may make use of our website (our site). Please read these terms carefully before you start to use our site. By using our site, you are agreeing to these terms. If you do not agree to these terms, you must not use our site.

We may change these terms at any time be amending this page. Please check this page every time you use our site to ensure you understand the terms that apply at that time. These terms were last updated on 4th July 2018.

  1. Information about us is a site operated by Bournemouth University (BU/we/our/us) whose main address is Poole House, Talbot Campus, Fern Barrow, Poole, Dorset, BH12 5BB, UK.

2. Accessing our site

Our site is made available free of charge.

We do not guarantee that our site, or any content on it, will always be available or be uninterrupted. We may suspend, withdraw or restrict availability of all or any part of our site without notice. We will try to give you reasonable notice of any suspension or withdrawal but we will not be liable if for any reason our site is unavailable at any time or for any period.

From time to time, we may restrict access to some parts of our site, or our entire site, to any users who have registered with us.

If you choose, or are provided with, a user identification code, password or any other piece of information as part or our security procedures, you must treat such information as confidential. You must not disclose it to a third party.

We have the right to disable any user identification code or password, whether chosen by you or allocated by us, at any time, if in our opinion you have failed to comply with any of the provisions of these terms.

3. Our site is only for users in the UK aged 16 or over

Our site is directed to people residing in the United Kingdom aged 16 or over. We do not represent that content available on or through our site is appropriate for use or available in other locations.

4. How you may use material on our site

We are the owner or licensee of all intellectual property rights (registered and unregistered) in the design of our site, including its look and feel. All intellectual property rights in the content of our site, including any materials and applications, are protected by laws and treaties around the world. All such rights are reserved.

We have taken all reasonable steps in developing our site and in obtaining all consents, permissions and waivers to enable us to present the material on it, to the exception of the material which you or other users have posted on it for which the provisions set out under section 7 of these terms (Uploading content to our site) apply.

You may print off one copy, and may download extracts, of any page(s) from our site for your own personal or non-commercial use. You may not adapt, alter or create a derivative work from our site content except for your own personal or non-commercial purpose.

You may draw the attention of others to content posted on our site.

You must not use our site or any of the content of our site for commercial purposes.

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 or marks.

Our status (and that of any identified contributors) as authors of content on our site must always be acknowledged.

Any names, images and logos identifying BU or third parties and mentioned, used or cited on our site are the property of their respective owners and are subject to copyright, design rights and/or trade marks of BU and/or third parties. Nothing contained in these terms shall be construed as conferring any licence or right to use any such names, images or logos.

If you print off, copy or download any part of our site in breach of these terms, your right to use our site will cease immediately and you must, at our option, return or destroy any copies of the materials you have made.

5. Our liability

The content of our site is provided for general information only. Although we make reasonable efforts to update the information on our site, we make no representations, warranties or guarantees, whether express or implied, that the content of our site is accurate, complete or up to date.

We are not responsible for checking or updating material or links that we provide. If you use any information or materials on this site, you do so at your own risk.

We are not liable for any loss you incur by using any of the information or materials available on our site. It is your responsibility to ensure before you use them that any information available through our site meets your specific needs.

Nothing in these terms excludes or limits in any way our liability to you where it would be unlawful to do so. This includes liability for death or personal injury caused by our negligence or the negligence of our employees, agents or subcontractors and for fraud or fraudulent misrepresentation.

6. Information about you and your visits to our site

We process information about you in accordance with our Privacy Policy

7. Uploading content to our site

Whenever you make use of a feature that allows you to upload material (including any text, photographs, graphics, video or audio) to our site or to make contact with other users of our site, you must comply with the content standards set out in our Acceptable Use Policy.

You warrant that any such contribution does comply with those standards, and you will be liable to us and indemnify us for any breach of that warranty. This means you will be responsible for any loss or damage we suffer as a result of your breach of warranty.

Any content you upload to our site will be considered non-confidential and non-proprietary. You retain all of your ownership rights in your content, but you agree to grant BU, free of charge, permission to use, copy, distribute and disclose to third parties the material in any way it wants (including modifying and adapting it) in any media worldwide.

We have the right to remove any posting you make on our site if, in our opinion, your post does not comply with the content standards set out in our Acceptable Use Policy.

We have the right to disclose your identity to any third party who is claiming that any material posted or uploaded by you to our site constitutes a violation of their intellectual property rights, or of their right to privacy.

We will not be responsible, or liable to any third party, for the content or accuracy of any materials posted by you or any other user of our site.

We have the right to remove any material or posting you make on our site if, in our opinion, such material does not comply with these terms.

You are solely responsible for securing and backing up you content.

8. User-generated content

Information or material uploaded to our site by other users are not approved or verified by us. The views expressed by other users on our site do not represent our views or values.

If you wish to complain about information and materials uploaded to our site by other users please contact us on

9. Viruses, hacking and other offences

We do not guarantee that our site or any material posted on it will be secure or free from bugs or viruses.

You are responsible for configuring your information technology, computer programmes and platform to access our site. You should use your own virus protection software.

You must not misuse our site by knowingly introducing viruses, trojans, worms, logic bombs or other material that 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. In the event of such a breach, your right to use our site will cease immediately.

10. Linking to our site

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.

You must not establish a link from a site which is not owned by you.

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.

If you would like to make any use of material on our site other than that set out above, please contact

11. Links from our site

Where our site contains links to other sites and resources provided by third parties, these links are provided for your information only. Such links should not be interpreted as approval by us of those linked websites or information you may obtain from them. We have no control over the contents of those websites and resources and accept no responsibility for them or for any loss or damage that may arise from your use of them.

12. Jurisdiction and applicable law

If you are a consumer, please note that these terms of use, their subject matter and their formation, are governed by English law. You and we both agree that the courts of England and Wales will have exclusive jurisdiction except that if you are not using our site for the purpose of your business, trade or profession and you are a resident of Northern Ireland you may also bring proceedings in Northern Ireland, and if you are resident of Scotland, you may also bring proceedings in Scotland.