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Terms of Website Use

These Terms and Conditions of Use of the Biodiversity Partnership Website ("Terms"), together with all information and documents referred to in them, govern your use of this website (the "Website"). Use includes, but is not limited to, accessing, browsing, downloading, or registering to use our Website.

Please read these Terms, especially the Limitation of Liability section below, carefully before using this Website.  By accessing this Website, you agree to be bound by these Terms.  If you do not agree to be bound by these Terms, you should not access or view this Website.

The Partnership may change these Terms from time to time so we recommend that you check them regularly.  Your continued use of the Website will be deemed acceptance of the updated Terms.  If you do not agree to the changes you should cease using the Website and materials contained on it.

Information about us

The terms “the Partnership”, “we”, “us” and “our” are used to refer to the British American Tobacco Biodiversity Partnership (the “Biodiversity Partnership”) which comprises British-American Tobacco (Holdings) Limited and British American Tobacco (Investments) Limited (“BAT”); Conservation Education and Research Trust known as the Earthwatch Institute; Fauna & Flora International and the Tropical Biology Association; each of which is a separate entity and each is referred to as a “Partner” or collectively as the “Partners” or the “Partnership”.

The Partnership is not a legal entity in its own right:

  1. The relationship is not one of legal partnership, joint venture or agency;
  2. The rights of the parties are not joint or collective; nor
  3. Does a single Partner have the right to make commitments on behalf of the other Partners.

The information contained in/on this Website is intended to explain more about what the Partnership does, what it believes in and share the research information and tools the Partnership has developed.  All contributions and any developments to this Website are made by the Partners or by BAT acting on the instructions of the Partnership.

This Website is operated by British American Tobacco plc. on behalf of the Partnership.

Contact the Biodiversity Partnership

Any questions or enquiries in relation to this Website or requests to join the Partnership’s mailing list to receive quarterly updates should be made either by using the contact us facility or be addressed to the British American Tobacco Biodiversity Partnership, Globe House, 4 Temple Place, London WC2R 2PG or via email to

Should you wish to be removed from the mailing list, please send an email to requesting removal.

Other Applicable Terms

These Terms refer to the following additional terms, which also apply to your use of our Website:

  • Our Privacy Statement (Privacy Statement), which sets out the terms on which we process any personal data we collect from you or that you provide to us.  By using our Website, you consent to such processing and you warrant that all data provided by you is accurate.
  • Our Click Through Download Notice for the BROA Tool (“PDF: BROA Download Notice - BROA Download Notice (152 kb) Opens new window”), which sets out the terms on which we allow you to use the BROA Tool.  When using our Website, you must comply with the terms of the Download Notice.

Accessing Our Website

You agree that you will only use the Website for your own personal, non-commercial use.  If you are a company and would like to use the information or tools on our Website you will require a commercial use licence and may require multiple licences, please contact us using the email address or the contact us facility detailed above in order to obtain the appropriate licence.

This Website and content is provided to you free of charge. The information contained in this Website is intended for general information purposes only and is not intended to amount to advice on which you should rely.

Although the Partnership have made reasonable efforts to ensure that the information on this Website is correct at the time of inclusion, we make no representations, warranties or guarantees, whether express or implied, that the content on our Website is accurate, complete or up-to-date. The Partnership accepts no responsibility for loss arising from reliance on information contained in this Website or other websites that may be linked to from our Website from time to time. The Partnership is not responsible for the content or use of any web pages or any messages sent or received by you.

You are responsible for ensuring that you have all hardware and software necessary in order to access the Website. You are also responsible for ensuring that all persons who access our Website through your internet connection are aware of these Terms and other applicable terms and conditions, and that they comply with them.

We reserve the right at any time and without notice to enhance, modify, alter, suspend or permanently discontinue all or any part of this Website and to restrict or prohibit access to it.

You agree that you will not:

  1. use the Website to in any way infringe the privacy or other rights of other users of the Website or any third party;
  2. send, use, copy, post or allow any posting on the Website which is defamatory or obscene or which is abusive or indecent; 
  3. send any unsolicited promotional or advertising material, spam or similar materials or any volume messages which may interfere with the operation of this Website or with the enjoyment of this Website by other visitors;
  4. use the Website in any way that may lead to the encouragement, procurement or carrying out of any criminal or unlawful activity, or cause distress, harm or inconvenience to any other person;
  5. do anything that may cause damage to the Website or our servers, systems or equipment or those of third parties, nor access or attempt to access any users' data;
  6. do anything that subjects the Website or the Partnership to any derogatory treatment or brings (or might bring) the Website or the Partnership into disrepute;
  7. misuse or do anything that disrupts all or any part of the Website, including but not limited to knowingly introducing software viruses, trojans, worms or other material that may be technologically harmful; or
  8. state, suggest or in any way give the impression that you have any commercial relationship with us, or that you are our agent or that we have endorsed any submission you may make to the Website.

Intellectual Property Rights

All copyright, trademarks, design rights and other intellectual property rights (registered and unregistered) in the text, spread sheets, tools, audio clips, logos and other content located on the Website are owned by the Biodiversity Partnership or are used with the permission of the owner. 

You acquire no rights in the Website or its contents other than the limited right to use the Website in accordance with these Terms. You may not offer for sale or sell or distribute over any medium, any part of this Website or its content.  You may not make any part of the Website available as part of another Website, whether by hyperlink framing on the Internet or otherwise unless you have been authorised to do so in writing by BAT and the Partnership. Our status (and that of any identified contributors) as the authors of content on our Website must always be acknowledged.

You are permitted to print out or download information and content from this Website for your own personal, non-commercial use.  You must not copy, modify, reproduce, upload, transmit, distribute, reverse-engineer, disassemble or otherwise convert it to another form.  You must not use any part of the content, including concepts, on the Website for commercial purposes or gain without obtaining a licence to do so from the Partnership.  If you print off, copy or download any part of our Website in breach of these Terms, your right to use our Website will cease immediately and you must, at our option, return or destroy any copies of the materials you have made.

Your Data/Data Protection

Any personal data that you provide to us through our Website will only be used in accordance with these Terms and our Privacy Statement. Please ensure that you have read our Privacy Statement before proceeding.

By providing your personal data to us you are consenting to its use in accordance with these Terms and our Privacy Statement.

The Partnership will not intentionally collect any information about visitors to this Website who are under eighteen years of age. If BAT and/or the Partnership becomes aware that a child has provided any information, this will immediately be deleted from the records.

Limitation of Liability

You understand and you agree that we will not be liable to you in contract, tort (including negligence) or otherwise for: (i) loss of profits or goodwill; (ii) loss of data; (iii) intangible losses; or (iv) any indirect, incidental, special and consequential damages, arising out of or in connection with these Terms or your use of or inability to use the Website or your reliance on the content of this Website, even if you have advised us of the possibility of such losses.

We 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 our Website or to your downloading of any content on it, or on any Website linked to it.

Nothing in these Terms limits or excludes our liability for fraudulent misrepresentation, for death or personal injury resulting from our negligence or the negligence of our agents or employees or for any other liability that cannot be limited or excluded by law.

You hereby agree to indemnify each and every Partner and/or BAT against any costs, claims, losses and damages (including legal fees) incurred by or awarded against each and every Partner and/or BAT as a result of your misuse of this Website or your breach of these Terms.

If you are in breach of these Terms, we may suspend or block your access to this Website and refuse to provide you with any further access to it.

Please note that the information on this Website does not constitute a solicitation or offer relating to the securities of BAT.

Applicable Law

These Terms and any document expressly referred to in them constitute the whole agreement between you and us and supersede all previous statements and any previous terms and conditions relating to the use of the Website.

If any of these Terms is held by any court of competent authority to be unlawful, invalid or unenforceable, in whole or in part, this will not affect the validity of the remaining Terms which will continue to be valid and enforceable to the fullest extent permitted by law.

These Terms are between you and us.  You may not assign or transfer any rights or obligations you have under these Terms to any other party without our prior written consent.  No other person may enforce any of these terms by virtue of the Contract (Rights of Third Parties) Act 1999.

These Terms and the content of this Website are governed by English law whose courts shall have exclusive jurisdiction.