Terms and Conditions

  1. Introduction

East Dartmoor Woods blog (the “Site”) is jointly operated by Woodland Trust and Natural England.

The Woodland Trust is a registered charity in England and Wales 294344, and in Scotland SC038885. A non-profit making company limited by guarantee. Registered in England No. 1982873 at Kempton Way, Grantham, Lincolnshire, NG31 6LL. 

Natural England is an executive non-departmental public body, sponsored by the Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs. Natural England, Head Office, 4th Floor, Foss House, Kings Pool, 1-2 Peasholme Green, York, YO1 7PX

In these terms and conditions any references to ‘we’ or ‘us’ or ‘our’ are to the Woodland Trust and Natural England.

“Your”, “Yourself” and “You” means you as the user of the Site.

Please read these terms and conditions (“Terms”) carefully before using this or any of our other websites. If you are under 16, please get a parent or guardian to read through these Terms and Conditions and to discuss them with you.

If you don’t accept these Terms please don’t use our site. If you visit our site you will be bound by these Terms, and they will form a contract between you and us.

These Terms apply to the entire content of our site and to any correspondence by email between us and you. Our Privacy and Cookie Policy doesn’t form part of these Terms but should be read also. Some parts of our site may also contain additional provisions which apply in addition to these Terms.

  1. Changes

We may change these Terms at any time, in which case the amended Terms will be posted on our site and will apply from the date we post them. Please check these Terms on each occasion you use our site. If you continue to use our site you will be bound by the latest Terms.

  1. Using our Site

You agree to only use our site in a manner that complies with all applicable laws and regulations and is consistent with these Terms and does not infringe the rights of anyone else, nor restrict or inhibit their use and enjoyment of our site (including, amongst other things, hacking). We reserve the right in our sole discretion to deny any user access to any of our site without prior notice.

  1. Posting comments 

You may access and use the East Dartmoor Woods blog without registering your details with us. Before you can post a comment you will need to enter your name and email address.  This enables us to reply to posted comments, but this information will not be used for any other purposes than for the management of the East Dartmoor Woods blog. Please ensure that the details you provide us with are correct and complete.

  1. Privacy and cookie statement

We use, store and process information about you in accordance with our Privacy and Cookie Policy. By using our site, you consent to our use, storage and processing of your information in accordance with that statement.

  1. Website content including user-generated content

If you have a complaint about any content on (or sent via) our site please notify us immediately by email at eastdartmoorwoods@woodlandlandtrust.org.uk. Please note that no action can be taken until we receive a fully completed Report content form.

6.1. You must not post or transmit to our site any material:-

6.1.1. That is knowingly false or misleading, defamatory, illegal, abusive, vulgar, hateful, harassing, liable to incite racial hatred, blasphemous, discriminatory, pornographic, sexually oriented, threatening or invasive of a person’s privacy;

6.1.2. Which you do not own or for which you have not obtained all necessary licences and/or approvals;

6.1.3. Which is technically harmful (including, amongst other things, computer viruses, logic bombs, Trojan horses, worms, harmful components, corrupted data or other malicious software or harmful data);

6.1.4. Impersonating any person or entity, or falsely stating or otherwise misrepresenting your affiliation with anyone or any entity.

6.2. If you post or transmit to our site any material of the type prohibited under term 6.1 above (or which otherwise results in a claim or action against us) and we incur any costs, expenses, liability or losses as a result, then you agree to indemnify us for all such costs, expenses, liability and losses.

6.3. If you post or transmit any material to our site (“contribution”):-

6.3.1. You grant us a non-exclusive, perpetual, royalty free, worldwide licence to use, highlight, comment, modify or reproduce your contributions in whole or part, in whatever form, on our websites, social media pages and other communications and publications;

6.3.2. By submitting a contribution you waive your moral rights including the right to be identified as the author of the content;

6.3.3. You grant us the right to use the name that you submit in connection with that material; and

6.3.4. We shall be entitled to reveal your identity (or any information which we have about you) to any third party who claims that any of that material violates any of their rights or to any government or regulatory authority that is entitled or requires us to do so.

6.4. We may remove or edit any material or posting you make on our site at any time.

6.5. Party political or any other views and opinions expressed in user contributions to our Site do not represent the views or opinions of the Woodland Trust, or of Natural England. We encourage open debate, however, comments or opinions expressed in contributions posted by our website users are attributable only to the individual contributors.

  1. Intellectual property rights

7.1. You acknowledge that all copyright, trademarks and other intellectual property rights inour site and all photographs, footage, designs, images, text, software, data and other material in our site or generated by our site are owned by us or our licensors. You are permitted to use the s and this material only as expressly authorised by us.

7.2. You are permitted to print and download extracts from our site for your personal non-commercial use and for private study, provided in each case that:-

7.2.1. Copyright and source indications are also printed and copied;

7.2.2. No modifications are made to the materials and they are not used as part of any other publication;

7.2.3. Any document is printed and copied entirely and is not used in a derogatory or misleading context; and

7.2.4. The material is not used in a manner which may damage our reputation or otherwise be harmful to us or impair our ability to achieve our charitable objects.

7.3. No other use of material on our site may be made without first obtaining our written permission. In particular, you must not do the following unless you have first obtained our written permission:-

7.3.1. Incorporate any material from our site in any other work or publication, whether in hard copy or electronic form; nor

7.3.2. Make any commercial use or publication of any material on our site (other than as necessary for the purpose of viewing the site in the course of business).

7.4. If you wish to use any material from our site other than in accordance with term 7.2 above please email your request to eastdartmoorwoods@woodlandtrust.org.uk with the subject line “Permissions request”.

7.5. The photographic, text and other graphic images within any publications supplied to you are copyright works and none of them may be copied, reproduced, licensed or otherwise exploited.

7.6. The Woodland Trust and Natural England’s name and logo are trademarks of the Woodland Trust and of Natural England. Other logos and names used on our site may also be the trademarks of the Woodland Trust and Natural England, or their respective owners. No permission is given by us in respect of the use of any such trademarks, names or logos and such use may constitute an infringement of the holder’s rights.

7.7. Whilst we encourage our supporters to campaign on the issues referred to on our site, unless we have specifically authorised you in writing to do so please do not imply that you are taking action on behalf of the Woodland Trust or of Natural England and in particular do not state that we are taking, or proposing or are considering taking, action against individuals or organisations, for example, a boycott of a company’s products.

7.8. Any rights not expressly granted in these Terms are reserved.

  1. Advertisers and sponsors

We may from time to time allow companies to advertise goods and services on our site. Whilst we will not knowingly run an advert that is untrue, or which relates to goods or services contrary to our objects, the appearance of an advert does not mean that we endorse the advertiser’s goods or services.

  1. Disclaimers

9.1. The information provided in our site is intended to provide general information only and, as such, should not be considered as a substitute for advice covering any specific situation. Whilst we endeavour to ensure that the information on our site is correct, we do not warrant the accuracy and completeness of that information and we will not be held liable for any errors or omissions. The material on our site may be out of date, and we make no commitment to update such material.

9.2. We take every reasonable care to ensure that all donations and subsequent transactions are conducted via a secure link. However, the security of information and payments transmitted via the internet cannot be guaranteed and as we are not responsible for the operation of the secure link we will not, unless we are negligent, be liable for any loss you may suffer if a third party obtains unauthorised access to any information you provide.

9.3. We do not warrant that the functions contained in our site will be uninterrupted or error free, that defects will be corrected, or that our site or the servers that make them available are free of viruses or bugs or represent full functionality, accuracy or reliability of the materials. We will not be liable for any loss, disruption or damage to your data or your computer system or any other damages (including amongst other losses, loss of profit or loss of use) arising out of your use or delay or inability to use our site, their content or any link to another website arising in contract, tort (including negligence) or otherwise except in the case of death or personal injury caused by our negligence.

  1. Liability

10.1. We do not limit in any way our liability for fraud or death or personal injury caused by our negligence or breach of statutory duty or any other liability which cannot be excluded or limited under applicable law.

10.2. We will not be liable for any loss or damage caused by us or our employees or agents in circumstances where:-

10.2.1. Loss or damage was not reasonably foreseeable to both you and us when you commenced using our site;

10.2.2. Loss or damage was not caused by any breach by us, our employees or agents; nor

10.2.3. Loss or damage relates to your business (including loss of profits, revenue, contracts, anticipated savings, data, goodwill or wasted expenditure).

  1. Links

11.1. Our site may contain hyperlinks to third party websites. Such links are provided for your convenience only. We do not control such websites and are not responsible for their contents. The mere inclusion of such links does not imply any endorsement of the material on those websites nor any association with their operators. If you decide to access any of the third party websites linked to or from our site, you do so entirely at your own risk and we are not responsible for any damage, loss or offence caused or alleged to be caused by or in connection with the content, information, advertising, services or products available on third party websites. We cannot guarantee that these links will work all the time and we have no control over the availability of the linked pages. Please contact us by email at eastdartmoorwoods@woodlandtrust.org.uk if a link is not working.

11.2. Our site may also contain functionality provided by third party services. In engaging with these third party services, you are subject to their terms and conditions, and the Woodland Trust and Natural England have no responsibility or liability in connection with those services or relationship. 

11.3. Our site may also contain functionality provided by third party services.  In engaging with these third party services, you are subject to their terms and conditions, and the Woodland Trust and Natural England have no responsibility or liability in connection with those services or relationship. If you wish to link from your website to any pages of our site you may do so only on the basis that you link to, but do not replicate, the website page, and subject to the following conditions:-

11.3.1. The linking text must simply consist of the website address;

11.3.2. You do not remove, distort or otherwise alter the size or appearance of any logos on our site;

11.3.3. You do not in any way imply that we are endorsing any products or services;

11.3.4. You do not misrepresent your relationship with us nor present any other false information about us;

11.3.5. You do not otherwise use any Woodland Trust or Natural England trademarks displayed on our site without our express written permission;

11.3.6. You do not link from a website that is not owned by you; and

11.3.7. Your website does not contain content of the type referred to in term 6.1 or that does not comply with all applicable laws and regulations.

11.4. At any time and at our complete discretion we reserve the right to withdraw the permission to make website links to our site.

  1. General

12.1. If any provisions of these Terms are determined to be illegal, invalid or otherwise unenforceable by reason of the laws of any country which apply to these Terms, then so far as these Terms apply within that country in which those provisions are illegal, invalid or unenforceable those provisions shall be severed and deleted from these Terms and the remaining provisions of these Terms shall survive, remain in full force and effect and continue to be binding and enforceable.

12.2. If you breach these Terms and we take no action, we will still be entitled to use our rights and remedies at a later date or in any other situation where you breach these Terms.

12.3. Events beyond our control – We will not be liable to you for any delay in delivering any services or order or for breach of our obligations, if the delay or breach is due to acts of God, civil commotion, riots, malicious damage, floods, drought, fire, epidemic, legislation, failure of ISP or telecommunications provider or any other cause beyond our reasonable control. This does not affect your statutory rights.

  1. Law, courts and language

13.1. These Terms, use of our site and the supply of services by us are governed by and to be interpreted in accordance with English and Welsh law. In the event of any dispute arising in relation to these Terms, use of our site or in relation to the supply of any services by us the appropriate UK courts will have jurisdiction over the dispute. These Terms and our site are provided in the English language only.

  1. Customer Service/complaints

14.1. We hope that you are happy with the service you receive, but should you have any queries or problems please contact the Woodland Trust’s Supporter Care Team by email at: enquiries@woodlandtrust.org.uk or Monday to Friday between 8.30am and 5.00pm on 0330 333 33 00

14.2. We will try to resolve your complaint as quickly as possible but if we are unable to do so you may refer your complaint to an European Commission registered ADR (alternative dispute resolution) provider and we will cooperate with the ADR provider in trying to find a mutually acceptable resolution.

These Terms do not affect your statutory rights as a consumer. For information about your statutory rights visit the Citizens Advice consumer service at http://www.adviceguide.org.uk/consumer 

These Terms and Conditions were last updated: February 2017