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 www.bbacerts.co.uk (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.
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 However, please note that any of the content on the Website may be out of date at any time and we are under no obligation to update it.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.
2.1 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.
3.1 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.
11.1 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.