BBA Website Terms & Conditions

BBA Website – Terms of Use

Last updated: June 2015

This website is operated by the British Board of Agrément (BBA or We). Full details for the BBA appear at the bottom of this page. Your use of the BBA’s website (the Website) is governed by these terms & conditions (Terms). Use of the Website includes accessing, browsing or registering to use the Website.

Please read these Terms carefully before you start to use the Website as they will apply to your use of the Website. We recommend that you print a copy for future reference.

By accessing and/or using the Website you accept these Terms and agree to comply with them. If you do not agree to these Terms, you must not access and/ or use the Website.

These Terms also refer to our Privacy Policy (see adjacent column) which also applies to your use of the Website. Our Privacy Policy sets out the terms on which we may process and store any personal data we collect from you or which you provide to us. By using the Website, you consent to such processing and you warrant that all data provided by you is accurate.

1.  Information

1.1  You may use the Website to gain access to information and documents which are made available by the BBA via the Website.

1.2  You acknowledge that any information or document which you download from the Website is subject to these Terms and any other terms and conditions which are included in or referred to in such document or information.

1.3  We endeavour to provide information (which for the purposes of these Terms includes images) on the Website that is accurate and complete, but we do not guarantee it in those respects, and it is your responsibility to check the accuracy of such information before taking or refraining from any decision or action based upon it.

1.4  We may update the Website and may change the content at any time. However, please note that any of the content on the Website may be out of date at any time and we are under no obligation to update it.

1.5  We do not guarantee that the Website will be free from errors or omissions.

2.  Reliance

2.1  The content on the Website is provided for general information only. It is not intended to amount to advice on which you should rely. You must obtain professional or specialist advice before taking any action on the basis of content on the Website.

2.2  Although the BBA makes reasonable efforts to update information on the Website, the BBA makes no warranties, representations or undertakings in respect of the operation of the Website, the Website content (including, without limitation, as to its accuracy, currency, quality, completeness and/ or fitness for any purpose), the documents and services referred to on the Website and/or any content of any other website linked to it.

3.  Liability

3.1  Nothing in the Terms excludes or limits the liability of BBA for death or personal injury arising from BBA’s negligence, or for fraud or fraudulent misrepresentation.

3.2  To the extent permitted by law, BBA excludes all conditions, warranties, representations or other terms which may apply to the Website or any content on it, whether express or implied.

3.3  In no event will the BBA be liable for any loss or damage, whether in contract, tort, breach of statutory duty or otherwise, arising from:

3.3.1  use of, or inability to use, the Website; or

3.3.2  use of or reliance on information presented on any content displayed on the Website.

3.4  In particular, the BBA will not be liable for:

3.4.1  loss of profits, sales, business or revenue;

3.4.2  business interruption;

3.4.3  loss of anticipated savings;

3.4.4  loss of business opportunity, goodwill or reputation; or

3.4.5  any indirect or consequential loss or damage.

3.5  The BBA will not be liable for any loss or damage caused by a virus, distributed denial-of-service attack or other technologically harmful material that may infect your computer equipment, computer programs, data or other proprietary material due to your use of the Website or your downloading of any content on it or on any website liked to it.

3.6  The BBA will not be liable for the content of any websites linked to the Website. Such links are provided for information only and should not be interpreted as endorsement by BBA of those linked websites. The BBA will not be liable for any loss or damage that may arise from your use of websites linked to the Website.

4.  Copyright and Intellectual Property

4.1  The Website content and any documents which can be downloaded from the Website are protected by copyright, and the BBA either owns or has a licence to use such copyright.

4.2  The BBA grants you a non-exclusive, non-transferable licence to access and use the Website (including any documents which can be downloaded from the Website) subject to these Terms and for your own personal use and/ or your own internal business purposes.

4.3  The trade marks, logos, and service marks (Marks) displayed on the Website (including on any documents which can be downloaded from the Website) are the property of the BBA or other third parties. Except as permitted under clause 5, you are not permitted to use the Marks without the prior written consent of the BBA or such third party that may own the Marks. Marks of the BBA include, but are not limited to, British Board of Agrément, BBA, Agrément Certificate, BBA Certificate, HAPAS and HAPAS Certificate.

5.  Restrictions upon Copying

5.1  You may download any document or page of this Website to a local hard disk and print off one copy for your own personal use and/ or your own internal business purposes (as appropriate).

5.2  You must not modify any paper or digital copy of any material you have printed off or downloaded from the Website in any way and you must not use any illustrations, photographs or graphics separately from any text which accompanies it on the Website.

5.3  BBA’s status (and that of any identified contributor) as author of the content on the Website must always be acknowledged.

5.4  You may not supply copies of any content downloaded from the Website to any third party for commercial purposes or financial gain.

5.5  Copying of Website content is permitted only in accordance with these Terms. You may not otherwise copy, reproduce, distribute, edit or amend Website content or otherwise incorporate Website content into any other publication or work in any form of media. Any request to copy Website content outside the scope of the licence granted in these Terms should be made via the Feedback button. The BBA reserves its right to refuse to grant any such request.

5.6  If your use of any Website content breaches these Terms, your right to use the Website will immediately cease and you must, at our option, return or destroy any copies of materials that you have made.

6.  Availability and Access

6.1  The Website is intended normally to be available at all times. However, the BBA does not guarantee that the Website or any content on it will always be available or uninterrupted and the BBA will not be liable if for any reason the Website is unavailable at any time or for any period.

6.2  The Website may be suspended temporarily and without notice in circumstances of system failure, maintenance or repair and for other reasons.

6.3  You agree that the BBA may, in its sole discretion, at any time terminate, suspend or restrict your access to the Website.

6.4  You are responsible for making all arrangement necessary for you to have access to the Website. You are also responsible for ensuring that all persons who access the Website through your internet connection are aware of these Terms and that they comply with them.

6.5  You are responsible for configuring your information technology, computer programmes and platform in order to access the Website. BBA does not guarantee that the Website will be secure or free from bugs or viruses and you should use your own virus protection software.

6.6  If you choose, or BBA provides you 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 must not disclose it to any third party.

7.  Prohibited Uses

7.1  Your use of and activities upon the Website must not:

7.1.1  be false, inaccurate or misleading;

7.1.2  infringe any of BBA’s or any third party’s copyright, patent, trade mark, trade secret or other proprietary rights or rights of publicity or privacy;

7.1.3  be fraudulent or unlawful;

7.1.4  be in breach of any applicable laws or regulations, licences or third party rights;

7.1.5  interfere in any way with the proper working of the Website and in particular you must not circumvent security, tamper with, hack into or disrupt the operation of the Website or surreptitiously intercept, access without authority or expropriate any system, data or personal information as defined in the Data Protection Act 1998; or

7.1.6  cause the Website to be interrupted, damaged, rendered less efficient or impair the effectiveness or functionality of the Website in any way.

7.2  You must not transmit or procure the sending of any unsolicited or unauthorised advertising or promotional material or any other form of similar solicitation (spam).

7.3  You must not knowingly introduce any material which contains viruses, Trojan horses, worms or other material which is malicious or technologically harmful or designed to adversely affect the operation of any computer software or hardware.

8.  Links to Other Websites

The Website contains links and references to other websites. These are provided for your information only. We have not attempted to verify their truth or accuracy and do not accept any responsibility for them or their content. You access any such links entirely at your risk.

9.  Linking to the Website

9.1  You may establish a link to the Website’s home page providing that you do so in a way that is fair and legal and does not damage or take advantage of the BBA’s reputation. You may only establish a link from a website which is owned by you.

9.2  You must not establish a link in such a way as to suggest any form of association, approval or endorsement on the part of BBA where none exists.

9.3  You must not frame the Website in any other site nor create a link to any part of the Website other than the home page.

10.  Changes to these Terms

The BBA may amend these Terms at any time by amending this page. You are required to read the current Terms each time you access the Website as those are the Terms that will apply to your use of the Website. The date at the top of this page will be amended each time these Terms are updated.

11.  General

11.1  Each of the clauses in these Terms operates separately. If any court decides that any of them are unlawful or unenforceable, the remaining clauses will continue in full force and effect.

11.2  The Website services are provided from England, irrespective of your location.

11.3  A person who is not a user of the Website shall not have any rights under the Contracts (Rights of Third Parties) Act 1999 to enforce any of these Terms.

11.4  If the BBA does not insist upon strict performance of any of your obligations under these Terms or if it does not enforce any of its rights against you, this shall not mean that it has waived such rights or remedies and will not mean that you do not have to comply with those obligations.

12.  Governing Law

These Terms are governed by English law and each party to these Terms submits to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English courts.

The BBA was incorporated on 2 May 1966 and is a company limited by guarantee, registered in England under company number 878293. The BBA’s registered office is Bucknalls Lane, Garston, Watford, Hertfordshire, WD25 9BA.

BBA Privacy Policy

Last updated: June 2015

The British Board of Agrément (BBA or We) is committed to protecting and respecting your privacy. The BBA is a company limited by guarantee, registered in England under company number 878293. The BBA’s registered office is Bucknalls Lane, Garston, Watford, Hertfordshire, WD25 9BA.

This policy (together with our Terms of Use (see adjacent column) and any other documents referred to in 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. By visiting (the Website) you are accepting and consenting to the practices described in this policy.

For the purpose of the Data Protection Act 1998 (DPA), the data controller is BBA.

1.  Information we may collect from you

We may collect and process the following data about you:

Information you give us. You may give us information about you by submitting information to the Website or by corresponding with us by phone, e-mail or otherwise. This includes information you provide when you register to use the Website, subscribe to any service or if you report a problem with the Website. The information you give us may include your name, address, email address and phone number.

Information we collect about you. With regard to each of your visits to the Website we may automatically collect the following information:

  • technical information, including the Internet protocol (IP) address used to connect your computer to the Internet, your login information, browser type and version, time zone setting, browser plug-in types and versions, operating system and platform;
  • information about your visit, including the full Uniform Resource Locators (URL) clickstream to, through and from our site (including date and time); products you viewed or searched for; page response times, download errors, length of visits to certain pages, page interaction information (such as scrolling, clicks, and mouse-overs), and methods used to browse away from the page and any phone number used to call our customer service number.

Information we receive from other sources. We may receive information about you if you use any of the other websites we operate or any other services we provide.

2.  Uses made of the information

Information you give to us. We will use this information:

  • to respond to enquiries submitted on the Website;
  • to carry out our obligations arising from any contracts entered into between you and us and to provide you with the information or services that you request from us;
  • to provide you with information about other services we offer that are similar to those that you have already enquired about;
  • to notify you about changes to our service;
  • to ensure that content from the Website is presented in the most effective manner for you and for your computer.

Information we collect about you. We will use this information:

  • to administer the Website and for internal operations, including troubleshooting, data analysis, testing, research, statistical and survey purposes;
  • to improve the Website to ensure that content is presented in the most effective manner for you and for your computer;
  • as part of our efforts to keep the Website safe and secure.

Information we receive from other sources. We may combine this information with information you give to us and information we collect about you. We may use this information and the combined information for the purposes set out above (depending on the types of information we receive).

3.  Disclosure of your information

We may share your information with selected third parties including:

  • business partners, suppliers, sub-contractors and other third parties for the performance of any contract we enter into with you; and
  • analytics and search engine providers that assist us in the improvement and optimisation of the Website.

We may disclose your personal information to third parties to obtain legal advice or if we are under a duty to disclose or share your personal data in order to comply with any legal obligation.

We will not disclose your personal information to third parties other than as set out in this clause without your prior written consent.

4.  Where we store your personal data

All information you provide to us is stored on our secure servers. Any online payment transactions will be encrypted using SSL technology. Where we have given you (or where you have chosen) a password which enables you to access certain parts of the Website, you are responsible for keeping this password confidential. We ask you not to share a password with anyone.

We will take all steps reasonably necessary to ensure that your data is treated securely and in accordance with this privacy policy. The data that we collect from you will not be transferred to or stored outside the European Economic Area (“EEA”).

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.

5.  Access to information

The DPA gives you the right to access information held about you. Your right of access can be exercised in accordance with the DPA. 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.

6.  Cookies

The Website uses cookies to distinguish you from other users. This helps us to provide you with a good experience when you browse the Website and also allows us to improve the Website.

7.  Changes to our privacy policy

Any changes we may make to our privacy policy in the future will be posted on this page. Please check back frequently to see any updates or changes to our Privacy Policy.

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