Terms & Conditions

Website ‘mission statement’

The Friends of Westonbirt Arboretum (FOWA) is a registered charity, number 293190, and a non profit making company limited by guarantee. Registered in England number 4965522, the registered office and address for the website is at Friends of Westonbirt Arboretum, Westonbirt The National Arboretum, Tetbury, Gloucestershire GL8 8QS.

The Charity’s Objects are to support the National Arboretum at Westonbirt in promoting public understanding of the crucial role of trees to the environment and society. The Charity particularly recognises both the importance of the Arboretum’s research and education in all fields relating to trees, and the Arboretum’s role in maintaining, and providing public access to, the historically important collection of trees at Westonbirt. However, Westonbirt the National Arboretum is owned and managed by the Forestry Commission. FOWA is a totally independent organisation. Responsibility for any acts or omissions in relation to the Arboretum and its management lie with the Forestry Commission.

Through this website (referred to as ‘the website’ below) FOWA wishes to visually capture the interest of its members and the public in support of the Objects. Working with the Forestry Commission, the website should stimulate learning and encourage visits to the Arboretum to enjoy the tree collection and events, promote hiring the Great Oak Hall venue together with the purchase of membership on line and/or the support of the work of the Charity through donations and/or volunteering.

Terms and conditions for website usage

If you continue to browse and use this website, you are agreeing to comply with the and be bound by the following terms and conditions of use, which together with our privacy policy, govern FOWA’s relationship with you and in relation to this website. The content of the pages of this website is for your general information and use only. It is subject to change without notice. This website contains material which is owned by or licensed to us and the Forestry Commission. Reproduction is prohibited other than in accordance with the copyright notice, which forms part of these terms and conditions.

The website may not be used to harass, cause distress or inconvenience any individual person or organisation. You may not use the website to publish, post, distribute, disseminate or otherwise transmit defamatory, obscene, indecent or offensive content or to cause or promote an unlawful act.

The website may not be used to advertise or promote any third party service or product without the written consent of FOWA (from registered office above).

Disclaimers and limitations of liability

FOWA is not responsible for any content posted by its members or the public on the website or for the security of the services on the website.

From time to time this website will also include links to other websites. These links are provided for your convenience to provide further information. They do not signify that we endorse these other websites. We have no responsibility for the content of the linked websites.

You may not create a link to this website from another website or document without FOWA’s prior written consent (from registered office above).

This site is updated frequently and we take all reasonable measures to check the accuracy of the information it contains. However, neither we nor any third parties provide warranty or guarantee as to the accuracy, timeliness, performance, completeness or suitability of the information and materials found or offered on this website for any particular purpose. You acknowledge that such information and materials may contain inaccuracies or errors and we expressly exclude liability for any such inaccuracies or errors to the fullest extent permitted by law. Please contact the FOWA office (email, telephone 01666 880148) or the Forestry Commission (email, telephone 01666 880220) to check specific information.

By using the website, you accept that FOWA does not warrant that the server that makes the website available is free of viruses or bugs and that it is your responsibility to implement sufficient procedures and virus checks (including anti-virus and other security checks) to satisfy your particular requirements for the data that you send to or receive from the website.

From time to time FOWA may include part or all of its Westonbirt Magazine. The magazine includes text supplied by members and the public. The views expressed are theirs and unless specifically stated, are not those of FOWA or the Forestry Commission.

Privacy Policy

FOWA is registered as a Data Controller with the Information Commissioner with the United Kingdom. FOWA is committed to protecting your privacy and security. Whenever you provide personal information, FOWA will treat that information in accordance with this policy and current UK Data Protection Legislation. FOWA will only make use of any personal information collected during your use of the website in accordance with current UK Data Protection Legislation and its Privacy Policy. Most of the features on this website can be used without disclosing personal information. Exceptions to this include, but are not limited to; completing membership application, membership subscription payment using a credit or debit card, donating using a credit or debit card, social media modules. Payment on line is via a secure gateway. When you are asked for personal information on the website, you are sharing that information with FOWA and the Forestry Commission unless stated otherwise. If you are under the age of 16, you must obtain your parent/guardian’s consent before submitting any personal information to or via the website.

FOWA uses ‘cookies’; a small file which asks permission to be placed on your computer’s hard drive. This enables FOWA to analyse web traffic and improve the effectiveness of our website and the service we offer. A cookie in no way gives us access to your computer or any information about you, other than the data you choose to share with us.

FOWA and/or the Forestry Commission may use the information you provide for one or more of the following; to comment on and/or administer your membership to FOWA; to communicate with you about the work of FOWA, the Forestry Commission and Westonbirt Arboretum; to detail offers, fundraising initiatives; to market goods and services and conduct customer satisfaction surveys on behalf of FOWA and/or the Forestry Commission.

By using the website, you agree to accept the FOWA Privacy Policy. FOWA may change this Privacy Policy from time to time. It is your responsibility to check the Privacy Policy regularly. You will be deemed to have accepted any amendments to the Privacy Policy if you continue to make use of the website after a change to the Privacy Policy has been made.

Copyright Notice

The website and its content are copyright of the FOWA and the Forestry Commission unless otherwise specified. All rights reserved. Any redistribution or reproduction of part or all of the contents in any form is prohibited other than the following: you may print or download to a local hard disk extracts for your personal and non-commercial use only, you may copy the content to individual third parties for their personal use, but only if you acknowledge the website as the source of the material. You may not, except with our express written permission (from registered office above); distribute or commercially exploit the content. Nor may you transmit it or store it in any other website or other form of electronic retrieval system.

Passwords – Certain parts of the website may only be accessed using a password. FOWA may issue you with a password, but is under no obligation to do so and reserves the right to refuse to issue you with a password without reason. In the event that you are provided with a password to make use of any part of the website, you may be requested to keep that password confidential and not disclose to any other party.


FOWA may terminate the provision of the website or restrict your access to all or any part of the website if any event beyond its reasonable control prevents FOWA from continuing to provide the website.

FOWA retains the absolute right with or without notice to prevent you accessing the website in part or its entirety where at the sole discretion of FOWA it is considered that you are contravening or have breached the Terms and Conditions of use of this website.


By making use of the website, you agree to indemnify FOWA and any of its trustees, directors, officers, employees and agents; harm from and against all and any expenses, losses, liabilities, damages and costs incurred or suffered and any claims or legal proceedings which are brought or threatened arising from your use of or conduct on the website and/or a breach of the Terms and Conditions of use of the website.

Issued by Sue Bradley-Jones (Trustee) and Jacqueline Dalton (Charity Manager) August 2010