Terms of use

The Friends of Westonbirt Arboretum (FOWA) is a registered charity (293190) and a non-profit making company limited by guarantee registered in England (4965522). Our registered address is The Great Oak Hall, Westonbirt The National Arboretum, Tetbury, Gloucestershire, GL8 8QS.


The charity’s purpose is to support the National Arboretum at Westonbirt in promoting public understanding of the crucial roles of trees to the environment and to society. We do this by increasing public enjoyment and understanding of the Arboretum, by running a membership scheme, by fundraising and by providing financial and practical support to the management of the Arboretum. The Charity particularly recognises both the importance of the Arboretum’s research and education in all fields relating to tees, and the Arboretum’s role in maintaining, and providing public access to, the historically important collection of trees at Westonbirt.

Westonbirt The National Arboretum is owned and managed by the Forestry Commission. The Friends of Westonbirt Arboretum is a separate and totally independent organisation. Responsibility for any act and/or omission in relation to the Arboretum and its management lie with the Forestry Commission.


Terms and conditions for website usage

By continuing to browse this website you are agreeing to comply with and be bound by the following Terms and Conditions of Use, which together with our Privacy Policy govern our relationship with you in relation to this website.


Changes

We may change these Terms and Conditions at any time, and any amended Terms and Conditions will be posted on our website and will apply from the date posted. Please check these Terms and Conditions each time you visit our website so you are aware of any changes.


Use of our website

You agree only to use our website in a way that complies with all relevant legislation and which is in accordance with these Terms and Conditions and does not infringe on the rights of anyone else, nor restrict or inhibit their use and enjoyment of our website (e.g. hacking). The website may not be used to harass, cause distress or inconvenient any individual person or organisation. You may not use the website to advertise or promote any third party service or product without the written consent of The Friends of Westonbirt Arboretum (from the registered office above). The Friends of Westonbirt Arboretum reserve the right in our sole discretion to deny any user access to our website without prior notice.


Privacy and cookie statement

We store and process information about you in accordance with our Privacy Policy [link]. By suing this website you consent to our use, storage and processing of your information in accordance with that policy.


Website content

If you have a query or complaint about any content on our website, please notify us immediately by email to general@fowa.org.uk, giving your details and as much information as possible.

You may not alter or remove any of the content or material, nor add any new content or material, on our website unless you have our express permission to do so (from the registered office above).


Intellectual Property Rights

The website and its contents are copyright of the Friends of Westonbirt Arboretum, unless otherwise stated. All rights are reserved.

You acknowledge that all copyright, trademarks and other intellectual property rights in our website, and all photos, footage, designs, images, text, software, data and other material in our website or generated by our website are owned by us or our licensors. You may use the sight and this material only as expressly authorised by us.

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 extracts for your personal and non-commercial use, but only if you acknowledge the website as the source of the material. You may not, except with our express written permission (from the 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. The Friends of Westonbirt Arboretum may issue you with a password, but we are under no obligation to do so and we reserve 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 either the password or the content it provides access to.


Accuracy

The Friends of Westonbirt Arboretum website and all content contained in the site is for general information only. Whilst we make every effort to ensure the accuracy of the information held in the website, users should be aware that content may not be accurate and complete and the Friends of Westonbirt Arboretum will not be held liable for any errors or omissions. The content on our website may be out of date, and we make no commitment to update such content.


Third Party Content, Partner Information and Links from 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.

The Friends of Westonbirt Arboretum are not responsible for the content of any third party websites linked to our website for any third party content. They are independent of the Friends of Westonbirt Arboretum and their content is not endorsed by us.

If you purchase goods or services offered by a third party website (e.g. concert tickets) the resulting agreement will be entirely between you and the relevant third party. The Friends of Westonbirt Arboretum will not be involved in or have any liability under those agreements. We shall not be held liable for any loss or damage relating to the products or services of third parties that are featured on our website or linked to the site.


Linking to the site

You must not create a link to our website for commercial reasons without our prior written consent (from the registered office above).

Except for the above circumstances, we are happy for businesses and others to link their own websites to our website. Please contact us if you wish to establish a link between our website and yours.


Disclaimer and limitation of liability

The Friends of Westonbirt Arboretum 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.

By using the website, you accept that the Friends of Westonbirt Arboretum do 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 or other security checks) to satisfy your particular requirements for the data that you send to or receive from the website.

From time to time the Friends of Westonbirt Arboretum may include part or all of its members’ magazine “Westonbirt Magazine”. This magazine includes text, images, photographs and information supplied by members, third parties and the public. The views expressed are theirs and unless specifically stated are not those of the Friends of Westonbirt Arboretum or the Forestry Commission.


Indemnity

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.

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