1. General conditions

Subject to you agreeing to these terms, we allow you to use the website free of charge and these terms will regulate your use of the website. Other terms may apply to the provision of any service made available to you via this website or to the secure parts of this website. You should check to see what specific terms apply to any service or secure part of this website that you wish to use. 

Nothing on our website shall constitute an offer by us to provide to any person any goods or services. 

The information on this website is primarily directed at those persons who are members, prospective members, former members, institutions or employees of The University of Surrey. 

We may, without any liability to any user, terminate, change or suspend any part of this website including any of its content or features, at any time without notice and in addition we reserve the right to refuse or suspend access to the website or close it, again without any liability to any user. We will not be liable if for any reason our website is unavailable at any time or for any period. 

We reserve the right from time to time and without notice to vary these terms and as such we suggest that you regularly revisit this page to ensure that you have seen the latest version of the terms. Your continued use of the website shall be deemed acceptance of any such revised terms. 

The privacy notice also applies to the use of this website. 


 2. Reliance on information posted

Commentary and other materials posted on our website are not intended to amount to advice on which reliance should be placed. We therefore disclaim all liability (to the fullest extent permitted by law and subject to the paragraph headed “Liability” below) arising from any reliance placed on such materials by any visitors to our website or by anyone who may be informed of any of its contents. 


 3. Copyright

This website, including its design, operation and content is University of Surrey proprietary material. All rights are expressly reserved. You may use the material contained on this website in accordance with these terms, including printing hard copies of any page of this website provided you retain all and any copyright and proprietary notices. You may not copy, reproduce, transmit, store, adapt or modify any of the images or content on our website. Any other use of materials on our website is strictly prohibited. 


 4. Third party sites

From time to time we may include links on our website which lead to websites operated by other parties. We provide these links because we think they may be of use and interest to you. We have no connection with these websites and can accept no responsibility for their security, content or availability. You should check the terms and conditions and privacy policies of any third party websites. 


 5. Warranties

As noted above, we try to provide general information on our website which we believe will be of use to our members, institutions and advisors. Please be aware that the information, opinion and content contained in this website is general guidance only and does not constitute advice including but not limited to financial/professional advice on which you should rely. In particular, please note that we make no warranties, representations or guarantees, express or implied as to the accuracy of the information, guidance, content or opinion provided on our website.  


6. Your conduct

You must not use the website in any way that causes or is likely to cause the website and/or access to it to be interrupted, damaged or otherwise interfered with. In particular you must use the website for lawful purposes only and not use the website in connection with any fraudulent and/or unlawful activity. 


 7. Viruses, hacking and other offences

Whilst we make every effort to protect it, we do not guarantee that use of our website will be uninterrupted or error free. We do not guarantee that this website will be secure or free from bugs, viruses or defects of any description. 

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

You must not misuse or allow any other persons to: 

misuse the website by knowingly introducing viruses, trojans, worms, logic bombs or other material which is malicious or technologically harmful; 

gain unauthorised access to the website, the server on which the website is stored, or any server, computer or database connected to the website; or 

attack the website via a denial-of-service attack or a distributed denial-of service attack. 

By breaching the above paragraphs, you will commit a criminal offence under the Computer Misuse Act 1990. The University of Surrey will report any such breach to the relevant law enforcement authorities and the University of Surrey will cooperate with those authorities by disclosing your identity. In the event of such a breach, your right to use the website will cease immediately. 


 8. Liability

We (which includes Animal Health Innovation Engine, The University of Surrey, employees or other representatives) will not be liable to any person for any loss or damage, whether in contract, tort (including negligence), breach of statutory duty, or otherwise, even if foreseeable, arising under or in connection with use of our website or any information contained within it. We shall not in any event be liable for business losses of any sort including economic loss or damage to or loss of profits, interest, revenue, anticipated savings, business or goodwill. 

Nothing in these terms excludes or limits The University of Surrey’s liability for death or personal injury arising from its negligence, fraud or fraudulent misrepresentation, or any other liability that cannot be excluded or limited by English law. 


 9. Third party rights

Nothing in these terms confers on any third party any benefits under the provisions of the Contracts (Rights of Third Parties) Act 1999. This does not affect any right or remedy of any person which exists or is available otherwise than pursuant to this Act. 


 10. Severance

If at any time any provision of these terms is or becomes illegal, invalid or unenforceable that shall not impair the legality, validity or enforceability of any other provision of these terms and such illegal, invalid or unenforceable provision will be severed from the rest to the extent that it does not affect the validity of the remainder. 


 11. Contacting us

If you have any queries regarding our website or these terms please contact us or write to us at: dataprotection@surrey.ac.uk 


 12. Governing law

These terms and any dispute or claim arising out of or in connection with them is governed by and shall be construed in accordance with the laws of England and Wales. Subject to the provisions set out in the paragraph above, the courts of England and Wales shall have exclusive jurisdiction to settle any dispute or claim that arises out of or in connection with these terms.