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The Low Carbon Economy Ltd Terms, Conditions & Policies

Terms of website use

This page (together with the documents referred to on it) tells you the terms of use on which you may make use of our website www.lowcarboneconomy.com (our "site"), whether as a guest or a registered user. Please read these terms of use carefully before you start to use the site. By using our 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.

You represent that you are of legal age to form a binding contract and have full power, capacity and authority to accept these terms. If you are accepting on behalf of your employer or another entity, you represent that you have full legal authority to bind your employer or such entity to these terms. If you don't have the legal authority to bind, please ensure that an authorized person from your entity consents to and accepts these terms.

Public relations (PR) companies and other contracted promotional entities are only permitted to use the site for relevant self promotion. PR companies may use the site on behalf of their clients but all content must be added under the client's name and branding.

Information about us

www.lowcarboneconomy.com is a site operated by The Low Carbon Economy Limited ("we"). We are registered as a private limited company in England and Wales under company number 05962391 and have our registered office and main trading address at Thorney Weir House, Iver, Bucks, SL0 9AQ, UK. We can be contacted by email at info@lowcarboneconomy.com, by telephone on 0845 31 31 711, or by fax on +44 (0) 1895 431 880.

Our VAT number is GB 901 2419 69.

Accessing our site

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.

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

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

When using our site, you must comply with the provisions of acceptable use policy our acceptable use policy. 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.

Intellectual property rights

We are the owner or the licensee of all intellectual property rights in our site, and in the material published on it. Those works are protected by copyright laws and treaties around the world. All such rights are reserved.

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.

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.

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

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.

If you print off, copy or download any part of our site in breach of these terms of use, 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.

Reliance on information posted

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.

Our site changes regularly

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.

Our liability

The material displayed on our site is provided without any guarantees, conditions or warranties as to its accuracy. To the extent permitted by law, we, other members of our group of companies and third parties connected to us hereby expressly exclude all conditions, warranties and other terms which might otherwise be implied by statute, common law or the law of equity.

Any liability for any 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.

Information about you and your visits to our site

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.

Uploading content to our site

Whenever you make use of a feature that allows you to upload material 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 indemnify us for any breach of that warranty.

Any material you upload to our site will be considered non-confidential and non-proprietary, and we have the right to use, copy, distribute and disclose to third parties any such material for any purpose. We also 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 edit or remove any material or posting you make on our site if, in our opinion, such material does not comply with the content standards set out in our acceptable use policy or for any other reason.

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. In the event of such a breach, your right to use our site will cease immediately.

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.

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 any website that is not owned by you.

Our site must not be framed on any other site. 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 acceptable use policy.

If you wish to make any use of material on our site other than that set out above, please address your request to info@lowcarboneconomy.com

Links from our site

Links from items of content (events, products and services) on our website to other websites are moderated for relevance. However, we have no control over the exact contents of those websites, and we accept no responsibility for them or for any loss or damage that may arise from your use of them.

Jurisdiction and applicable law

The English courts will have exclusive jurisdiction over any claim arising from, or related to, a visit to our site. These terms of use and our site are governed by English law.

Variations

We may revise these terms of use at any time by amending this page. You are expected to check this page from time to time to take notice of any changes we made, as they are binding on you. Some of the provisions contained in these terms of use may also be superseded by provisions or notices published elsewhere on our site.

Your concerns

If you have any concerns about material which appears on our site, please contact info@lowcarboneconomy.com.

Thank you for visiting our site.

Content rules

Acceptance of content ("content") rules

These rules ("rules") set out the terms for use of all types of content on this site as well as any forums, bulletin boards or notice boards, polls, reviews and voting that might appear from time to time, and apply to all users. Any submission of material by you means that you accept, and agree to abide by, all the terms and conditions of these rules.

The rules supplement our terms of website use and our privacy policy. The content will be facilitated by The Low Carbon Economy Limited ("we", "us").

Moderation

Content is moderated. Every contribution ("contribution") submitted may be checked by us for compliance with our content standards ("content standards") usually within one working day of it being published. We will try to publish as many contributions as we can but we cannot guarantee that all contributions will be published. We also cannot guarantee how quickly contributions will be posted as this will depend on other editorial commitments.

Although the content is moderated, we are under no obligation to you or any other person to oversee, monitor or moderate the content or any other service we provide on our site and we may stop moderating the content at any time. We reserve the right to edit, remove, or to disable access to, any contribution which we deem to be potentially defamatory of any person or which we deem unlawful or in violation of any third party rights, or for any other reason. We expressly exclude our liability for any loss or damage arising from the use of the forum by any person in contravention of these rules.

Use of the site by minors

The use of the site by a minor is subject to the consent of their parent or guardian. We advise parents who permit their children to use the site that it is important that they communicate with their children about their safety online. Minors who are using the site should be made aware of the potential risks to them and of their obligation to comply with these rules when using the site.

We will do our best to assess any possible risks to minors from third parties when they use the site, and we will decide in each case whether it is appropriate to use moderation of the relevant service (including what kind of moderation to use) in the light of those risks.

Submission of contributions

To add a contribution, please click here.

Before making a contribution you must register with the site by completing the registration form. Your name, your position, community alias, the name of your company and location may appear as part of your contribution when published—as may other information about you—and a summary of your activities on the site is likely to be publically accessible. We reserve the right to change your community alias, but will try to let you know if we do so.

Content standards

These content standards apply to each part of a contribution as well as to its whole. The content standards must be complied with in spirit as well as to the letter. The Low Carbon Economy Limited will determine, in its discretion, whether a contribution breaches the content standards. We may edit content that we feel does not comply with the content standards, though we will endeavour to let you know when this has been done.

A contribution must:

  • Be accurate (where it states facts).
  • Be genuinely held (where it states opinions).
  • Comply with the law applicable in England and Wales and in any country from which it is posted.
  • Be relevant.
  • Comply with reasonable spelling, grammatical and clarity standards.

A contribution must not:

  • Be defamatory of any person.
  • Be obscene, offensive, hateful or inflammatory.
  • Promote discrimination based on race, sex, religion, nationality, disability, sexual orientation or age.
  • Be likely to deceive any person.
  • Promote sexually explicit material.
  • Promote violence.
  • Disclose the name, address, telephone, mobile or fax number, e-mail address or any other personal data in respect of any individual.
  • Infringe any copyright, database right or trade mark of any other person.
  • Breach any legal duty owed to a third party, such as a contractual duty or a duty of confidence.
  • Be in contempt of court.
  • Be threatening, abuse or invade another's privacy, or cause annoyance, inconvenience or needless anxiety.
  • Be likely to harass, upset, embarrass, alarm or annoy any other person.
  • Impersonate any person, or misrepresent your identity or affiliation with any person.
  • Give the impression that the contribution emanates from us if this is not the case.
  • Advocate, promote, incite any third party to commit, or assist any unlawful or criminal act.
  • Contain a statement which you know or believe, or have reasonable grounds for believing, that members of the public to whom the statement is, or is to be, published are likely to understand as a direct or indirect encouragement or other inducement to the commission, preparation or instigation of acts of terrorism.
  • Contain any advertising or promote any services or web links to other sites.

Editorial policy

Adverts should be:

  • Clear, concise, relevant and appropriate
  • Professional, easy to read and compelling
  • Accurate, truthful and specific
  • Free from hidden surprises
  • Free from profanity, swearing or offensive language

If you include pricing, or 'free', in your content, the details must be obvious, or else referred to as being in the document available for download.

In terms of spelling, punctuation and grammar, please follow these guidelines:

  • All spelling must be correct, and words used must be in general circulation (e.g. found in an online dictionary)
  • No action phrases such as "click here"
  • Comparative and superlative words (such as "best" and "most" must be used carefully and you must be able to back these claims up if called to do so. We may ask you to include justification for these claims within a click or two of the target URL landing page.
  • Single spaces only, and no misuse of spaces, e.g. s p a c i n g
  • Punctuation should be appropriate and should not repeat, e.g. Free!!!

Copyright

By submitting a contribution to the forum, you agree to grant us a non-exclusive licence to use that contribution. Although you will still own the copyright in your contribution, we will have the right to freely use, edit, alter, remove, reproduce, publish and/or distribute the material contained in your contribution. This licence will be free of charge, perpetual and capable of sub-licensing. We may exercise all copyright licence and publicity rights in the material contained in your contribution in all jurisdictions, to their full extent and for the full period for which any such rights exist in that material.

Please also note that, in accordance with the content standards, you must ensure that your contribution does not infringe any copyright, database right or trade mark of any other person. By submitting your contribution to the site, you are warranting that you have the right to grant us the non-exclusive copyright licence described above.

If you are not in a position to grant such a licence to us, please do not submit the contribution.

Breach of these rules

When we consider that a breach of the content standards has occurred, we may at our discretion take such action as we deem appropriate. Failure to comply with these rules constitutes a material breach of the terms of use on which you are permitted to use the forum, and may result in our taking all or any of the following actions:

  • Immediate, temporary or permanent withdrawal of your right to use the forum.
  • Immediate, temporary or permanent editing or removal of any contribution already posted on the forum.
  • Issue of a warning to you.
  • Legal proceedings against you for reimbursement of all costs on an indemnity basis (including, but not limited to, reasonable administrative and legal costs) resulting from the breach.
  • Further legal action against you.
  • Disclosure of such information to law enforcement authorities as we reasonably feel is necessary or as required by law.

We exclude our liability for all action we may take in response to breaches of these rules. The actions described above are not limited, and we may take any other action we reasonably deem appropriate.

Complaints

If you wish to complain about any contribution posted to the forum, please contact us at Thorney Weir House, Iver, Bucks, SL0 9AQ or info@lowcarboneconomy.com. We will then review the contribution and decide whether it complies with our content standards. We will deal with any contribution which, in our opinion, violates our content standards as described above (see section "Breach of these rules"). We will inform you of the outcome of our review within a reasonable time of receiving your complaint.

Changes to these rules

We may revise these rules at any time. You are expected to check this page from time to time to take notice of any changes we make, as they are legally binding on you.

Acceptable use policy

This acceptable use policy sets out the terms between you and us under which you may access our website www.lowcarboneconomy.com (our "site"). This acceptable use policy applies to all users of, and visitors to, our site.

Your use of our site means that you accept, and agree to abide by, all the policies in this acceptable use policy, which supplement our terms of website use.

www.lowcarboneconomy.com is a site operated by The Low Carbon Economy Limited ("we" or "us"). We are registered as a private limited company in England and Wales under company number 05962391 and we have our registered office and main trading address at Thorney Weir House, Iver, Bucks, SL0 9AQ. Our VAT number is GB 901 2419 69.

Prohibited uses

You may use our site only for lawful purposes. You may not use our site:

  • In any way that breaches any applicable local, national or international law or regulation.
  • In any way that is unlawful or fraudulent, or has any unlawful or fraudulent purpose or effect.
  • For the purpose of harming or attempting to harm minors in any way.
  • To send, knowingly receive, upload, download, use or re-use any material which does not comply with our content standards.
  • To transmit, or procure the sending of, any unsolicited or unauthorised advertising or promotional material or any other form of similar solicitation (spam).
  • To knowingly transmit any data, send or upload any material that contains viruses, Trojan horses, worms, time-bombs, keystroke loggers, spyware, adware or any other harmful programs or similar computer code designed to adversely affect the operation of any computer software or hardware.

You also agree:

  • Not to reproduce, duplicate, copy or re-sell any part of our site in contravention of the provisions of our terms of website use.
  • Not to access without authority, interfere with, damage or disrupt:
    • any part of our site;
    • any equipment or network on which our site is stored;
    • any software used in the provision of our site; or
    • any equipment or network or software owned or used by any third party.

Interactive services

We may from time to time provide interactive services on our site, including, without limitation:

  • Chat rooms
  • Bulletin boards
  • Forums and/or discussions
  • Voting
  • Comments
  • Reviews

("interactive services").

Where we do provide any interactive service, we will provide clear information to you about the kind of service offered, if it is moderated and what form of moderation is used.

We will do our best to assess any possible risks for users (and in particular, for children) from third parties when they use any interactive service provided on our site, and we will decide in each case whether it is appropriate to use moderation of the relevant service (including what kind of moderation to use) in the light of those risks. However, we are under no obligation to oversee, monitor or moderate any interactive service we provide on our site, and we expressly exclude our liability for any loss or damage arising from the use of any interactive service by a user in contravention of our content standards, whether the service is moderated or not.

The use of any of our interactive services by a minor is subject to the consent of their parent or guardian. We advise parents who permit their children to use an interactive service that it is important that they communicate with their children about their safety online, as moderation is not foolproof. Minors who are using any interactive service should be made aware of the potential risks to them.

Where we do moderate an interactive service, we will normally provide you with a means of contacting the moderator, should a concern or difficulty arise.

Content standards

Our content standards apply to any and all material which you contribute to our site ("contributions") and to any interactive services associated with it.

You must comply with the spirit of the standards as well as the letter. The standards apply to each part of any contribution as well as to its whole.

Suspension and termination

We will determine, in our discretion, whether there has been a breach of this acceptable use policy through your use of our site. When a breach of this policy has occurred, we may take such action as we deem appropriate.

Failure to comply with this acceptable use policy constitutes a material breach of the terms of website use upon which you are permitted to use our site, and may result in our taking all or any of the following actions:

  • Immediate, temporary or permanent withdrawal of your right to use our site.
  • Immediate, temporary or permanent removal of any posting or material uploaded by you to our site.
  • Issue of a warning to you.
  • Legal proceedings against you for reimbursement of all costs on an indemnity basis (including, but not limited to, reasonable administrative and legal costs) resulting from the breach.
  • Further legal action against you.
  • Disclosure of such information to law enforcement authorities as we reasonably feel is necessary.

We exclude liability for actions taken in response to breaches of this acceptable use policy. The responses described in this policy are not limited, and we may take any other action we reasonably deem appropriate.

If you would like to terminate your account please email us at info@lowcarboneconomy.com.

Changes to the acceptable use policy

We may revise this acceptable use policy at any time by amending this page. You are expected to check this page from time to time to take notice of any changes we make, as they are legally binding on you. Some of the provisions contained in this acceptable use policy may also be superseded by provisions or notices published elsewhere on our site.

Privacy policy

The Low Carbon Economy Limited ("we") are committed to protecting and respecting your privacy.

This policy (together with our terms of website use and any other documents referred to on it) sets out the basis on which any personal data we collect from you, or that you provide to us, will be processed by us. Please read the following carefully to understand our views and practices regarding your personal data and how we will treat it.

For the purpose of the Data Protection Act 1998 (the "Act"), the data controller is The Low Carbon Economy Limited of Thorny Weir House, Iver, Bucks, SL0 9AQ (Our contact for data protection issues is our legal department, which can be contacted at dataprotection@lowcarboneconomy.com).

Information we may collect from you

We may collect, process and share with third parties the following data about you:

  • Information that you provide by filling in forms on our site. This includes information provided at the time of registering to use our site, subscribing to our service, posting material or requesting further services. We may also ask you for information when you report a problem with our site.
  • If you contact us, we may keep a record of that correspondence.
  • We may also ask you to complete surveys that we use for research purposes, although you do not have to respond to them.
  • Details of transactions you carry out through our site and of the fulfilment of your orders.
  • Details of your visits to our site (including, but not limited to, traffic data, location data, weblogs and other communication data, whether this is required for our own billing purposes or otherwise) and the resources that you access.

IP addresses and cookies

We may collect information about your computer, including where available your IP address, operating system and browser type, for system administration and to report aggregate information to our advertisers. This is statistical data about our users' browsing actions and patterns, and does not identify any individual.

For the same reason, we may obtain information about your general internet usage by using a cookie file which is stored on the hard drive of your computer. Cookies contain information that is transferred to your computer's hard drive. They help us to improve our site and to deliver a better and more personalised service. They enable us:

  • To estimate our audience size and usage pattern.
  • To store information about your preferences, and so allow us to customise our site according to your individual interests.
  • To speed up your searches.
  • To recognise you when you return to our site.

You may refuse to accept cookies by activating the setting on your browser which allows you to refuse the setting of cookies. However, if you select this setting you may be unable to access certain parts of our site. Unless you have adjusted your browser setting so that it will refuse cookies, our system will issue cookies when you log on to our site.

Please note cookies may be used for pages where contributors link to external sites, over which we do not have control.

Where we store your personal data

The data that we collect from you may be transferred to, and stored at, a destination outside the European Economic Area ("EEA"), although it will typically be stored on secure UK servers. It may also be processed by staff operating outside the EEA who work for us or for one of our suppliers. Such staff may be engaged in, among other things, the processing of your payment details and the provision of services. By submitting your personal data, you agree to this transfer, storing or processing. We will take all steps reasonably necessary to ensure that your data is treated securely and in accordance with this privacy policy.

Where we have given you (or where you have chosen) a password which enables you to access certain parts of our site, you are responsible for keeping this password confidential. We ask you not to share a password with anyone.

Unfortunately, the transmission of information via the internet is not completely secure. Although we will do our best to protect your personal data, we cannot guarantee the security of your data transmitted to our site; any transmission is at your own risk. Once we have received your information, we will use strict procedures and security features to try to prevent unauthorised access.

Uses made of the information

We use information held about you in the following ways:

  • To ensure that content from our site is presented in the most effective manner for you and for your computer.
  • To provide you with information, products or services that you request from us or which we feel may interest you, where you have consented to be contacted for such purposes.
  • To carry out our obligations arising from any contracts entered into between you and us.
  • To allow you to participate in interactive features of our service, when you choose to do so.
  • To notify you about changes to our service.

We may also use your data, or permit selected third parties to use your data, to provide you with information about goods and services which may be of interest to you and we or they may contact you about these by email, post or telephone.

We do not disclose information about identifiable individuals to our advertisers, but we may provide them with aggregate information about our users (for example, we may inform them that 500 men aged under 30 have clicked on their advertisement on any given day). We may also use such aggregate information to help advertisers reach the kind of audience they want to target. We may make use of the personal data we have collected from you to enable us to comply with our advertisers' wishes by displaying their advertisement to that target audience.

Disclosure of your information

We may disclose your personal information to any member of our group, which means our subsidiaries, our ultimate holding company and its subsidiaries, as defined in section 736 of the UK Companies Act 1985.

We may disclose your personal information to third parties:

  • In the event that we sell or buy any business or assets, in which case we may disclose your personal data to the prospective seller or buyer of such business or assets.
  • If The Low Carbon Economy Limited or substantially all of its assets are acquired by a third party, in which case personal data held by it about its customers will be one of the transferred assets.
  • If we are under a duty to disclose or share your personal data in order to comply with any legal obligation, or in order to enforce or apply our terms of website use and other agreements; or to protect our rights, property, or safety of those of our customers, or others. This includes exchanging information with other companies and organisations for the purposes of fraud protection and credit risk reduction.

Your rights

You have the right to ask us not to process your personal data for marketing purposes. We will usually inform you (before collecting your data) if we intend to use your data for such purposes or if we intend to disclose your information to any third party for such purposes. You can exercise your right to prevent such processing by checking certain boxes on the forms we use to collect your data. You can also exercise the right at any time by contacting us at our address or e-mail address stated above, or by signing in and modifying your account settings (sign-in required).

Our site may, from time to time, contain links to and from the websites of our partner networks, advertisers and affiliates. If you follow a link to any of these websites, please note that these websites have their own privacy policies and that we do not accept any responsibility or liability for these policies. Please check these policies before you submit any personal data to these websites.

Access to information

The Act gives you the right to access information held about you. Your right of access can be exercised in accordance with the Act. Any access request may be subject to a fee of £10 to meet our costs in providing you with details of the information we hold about you.

Changes to our privacy policy

Any changes we may make to our privacy policy in the future will be posted on this page and, where appropriate, notified to you by e-mail.

Contact

Questions, comments and requests regarding this privacy policy are welcomed and should be addressed to our contact, whose details are set out in the second paragraph of this policy.

Law and jurisdiction

These terms, your registration and any arrangements regarding adverts will be governed by English law and any dispute shall be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English courts.

RSS feeds

We offer various RSS feeds, both from lowcarboneconomy.com and various social platforms. These feeds are subject to the following terms and conditions. Other terms and conditions may apply to feeds provided by social platforms used by lowcarboneconomy.com.

Please note that our RSS feeds may contain user generated content. Whilst the site is moderated, it is possible that explicit, illegal, defamatory or private information may be introduced to the site and syndicated through the feeds before we have had a chance to moderate it. By using our feeds, you accept this risk. Please let us know if you find anything in our feeds you consider to be unsuitable and we will act quickly to investigate, and if appropriate, remove the content from the site.

We are open to collaboration and openness, and if you'd like to use our feeds in any way not covered by these terms and conditions, we encourage you to contact us directly. From time to time we may issue permission for our feeds to be used in ways not covered by these terms and conditions on a case by case basis, and only where that permission is in a written form.

By using an RSS feed from lowcarboneconomy.com the user enters into an agreement with us based upon the terms and conditions presented here.

Licence

Users have a licence to display content delivered through the available RSS feeds, without charge, on their web sites, through internet browsers, e-mail clients or similar display media.

All material delivered through a RSS feed remains our exclusive intellectual property. RSS users are not entitled to syndicate, re-purpose, re-publish, or re-distribute any materials gathered through our RSS feeds, nor may any such information be displayed with, passed off as, or otherwise associated with corporate graphics, logos, images or titles to disguise the source of the material or suggest its source is other than lowcarboneconomy.com.

This licence does not give leave for RSS users to employ corporate logos, graphics, pictures, or other copyright material belonging to us.

No licence to use a RSS feed is granted to sites, corporations, organizations, political parties, societies or groups that:

  • Publish, distribute, sell or promote pornography.
  • Knowingly publish materials that are defamatory, or promote the use of the internet to publish or distribute defamatory material.
  • Publish material intended to incite racial hatred, encourage social prejudice and/or exploitation, including racial, cultural and sexual prejudice.
  • Publish material intended to incite violence, terrorist atrocity, or anti-social behaviour.
  • Publish material that is illegal or actionable under the stipulations of any and all UK laws, criminal and civil.
  • Publish material intended to invade the privacy of individuals or deprive them of their rights to privacy and/or anonymity.

Use accreditation

Material gathered from the RSS feeds may only be used on web sites with the correct accreditation: "From LowCarbonEconomy.com".

No other wording may be used. No logos, images, graphics or trade marks owned by us may be used.

Charging

Material gathered from the RSS feeds may not be redistributed in any media, passed off, monetized and/or charged for in any manner.

Copy alteration

Material gathered from the RSS feeds may not be altered in any way, nor may links back to extended content be disabled or removed, nor may additional and/or extended content be automatically scraped or copied from lowcarboneconomy.com.

Endorsement

The RSS feeds may not be presented in such a manner that may be interpreted as an endorsement by us of any web site, product, organization, or intellectual opinion.

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Email confidentiality and privacy notice

The information contained in all electronic messages from us is intended ONLY for the confidential use of the named recipient(s). If the reader of any message is not the intended recipient(s) or person responsible for delivering it to the intended recipient(s), you are hereby notified that you have received that communication in error, and that any review, dissemination, distribution or copying of this communication is strictly prohibited. If you have received the message in error, please notify us immediately by electronic mail at the sender's address set forth in the message and destroy the electronic message.

Whilst we maintain protection against known computer viruses it is the responsibility of the recipient to ensure that the onward transmission, opening or use of any message and/or any of the attachments will not adversely affect their systems and or data.

We comply with EC directive 2002/58/EC as it applies to electronic communications from commercial organizations. Only individuals and companies that have approached us or companies active in the low carbon space whose contact details have been made available via the internet are included in our mailings. We do not purchase or supply address data from or to 3rd parties. If you don't wish to receive communications from us in the future, simply reply to any email from us with the word "cancel".

We believe in being honest with ourselves and everyone else about our environmental policy and performance. We know that we aren't always able to do everything we want to do right away, but by committing to a forward-thinking environmental policy we aim to make every choice one which takes us closer to meeting our targets.

Our environmental policy

Our business

The Low Carbon Economy Ltd is committed to helping make the transition to a low carbon economy happen.

We provide an on- and offline platform to connect people and businesses with low carbon information, solutions and each other. Our business model is inclusive, transparent and our services are fairly priced and performance-based.

We are honest in our dealings with customers and suppliers and provide transparent reporting for clients.

Ethics and care

We approach our business and personal lives with care and are open about our ethical standards both individually and as a team.

Climate neutrality, including carbon

Our core belief as a company is that the world needs a low carbon economy. We recognize that gases such as methane and nitrous oxide are also greenhouse gases and therefore we are working to minimize our emissions of all greenhouse gases and to work wherever we can to encourage others to be mindful of their own emissions.

Suppliers, including IT, financial and food

We aim in the future only to use suppliers with a triple bottom line approach to business where profit, social and environmental responsibilities are all of importance. This will include our IT, office supplies, energy, financial and food suppliers.

Recycling and resource efficiency

We aim to reduce our net consumption of water, electricity, heating and transport fuels through the paradigm of reduce, reuse and recycle. Where we do need to consume resources, we will endeavour to choose resources that are sourced sustainably, such as renewable electricity, rainwater harvesting and solar heating.

Compliance, affiliations and standards

We comply with all relevant environmental legislation, regulations and requirements.

Charity and donations

We aim to set up a fund in the future to invest in suitable low carbon projects.

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