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Thank you for accessing http://www.berm12.com (the “Website”). Please read these terms and conditions (the ‘Terms’) before using the Website which is operated by LGC Limited (registered number 02991879), whose registered office is at Queens Road, Teddington, Middlesex, TW11 0LY, UK. By using the Website, you signify your acceptance of the Terms in consideration of which we provide you with access.

From time to time we may modify the Terms. Accordingly, please continue to review the Terms whenever accessing or using the Website. If at any time you do not wish to accept the Terms, you may not use the Website. These terms apply only to the berm12.com domain, and other linked or affiliated sites (“External Sites”) may have their own terms which may differ substantially from these. You are advised to read the terms and conditions of External Sites before using them.


While we have endeavoured to ensure the accuracy of the information accessed via the Website, we do not guarantee or give any warranty as to the accuracy, timeliness or completeness of any information or material on the Website.


External Sites to which the Website is linked are for information only and have not been reviewed by us. We have no responsibility for the content of the websites or pages linked or linking to this website, and we accept no responsibility or liability for any losses or penalties whatsoever that may be incurred as a result of any linking to any location on any linked websites.


The Website, including (but not limited to) text, content, software, video, music, sound, graphics, photographs, illustrations, artwork, photographs, names, logos, trademarks, service marks and other material (‘Content’) is protected by copyrights, trade marks and/or other proprietary rights. The Content includes both content owned or controlled by us, and content owned or controlled by third parties and licensed either directly to us or under a Creative Commons Attribution License (or similar). All individual articles, reports, and other elements making up the Website may be copyright works. You agree to abide by all additional copyright notices or restrictions contained in the Website.

Images licensed under Creative Commons Licenses are solely under the protection of their respective licenses, and are not affected by other copyright notices contained in these Terms or elsewhere on the Website. You may not use any of our trademarks or trade names without our consent and you acknowledge that you have no ownership rights in and to any of those names and marks. You agree to notify us in writing promptly upon becoming aware of any unauthorised access to or use of the Website by any party or of any claim that the Website or any of the contents of the Website infringes any copyright, trade mark, or other contractual, statutory or common law rights of any party.

We have made all reasonable efforts to ensure that photographs used under Creative Commons (or similar) licenses have been attributed appropriately on our attribution page. If we have not made appropriate attributions for work licensed by you, you must notify us immediately and appropriate attribution will be made.



Any information you provide to the Website will be held securely and in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998. By submitting any personal information to the website, you agree to your personal information being processed by LGC for the purposes of the administration of the BERM12 symposium. If you have indicated (e.g. by checking a box) that you wish to receive updates on BERM12, you agree and consent to your personal information being passed to other third parties for the purposes of sending you this information. If at any time you wish for your information to be removed from our databases, please contact us at berm12@lgc.co.uk using the word “Unsubscribe” in the title of your email.


This notice applies to all information collected or submitted on the Website and the way it is used.


If you send an enquiry by Email to berm12@lgc.co.uk it may not always be possible for LGC to provide the information requested directly. In such circumstances we may pass your enquiry to another party to respond.


The material on the Website is largely aimed at those who are 18 years old or over and who have an interest in environmental and biological reference materials. However, none of the information or material on the Website is deemed to be obscene or anyway harmful to children. However, if you are under 18 years old, please get your parent/guardian’s permission beforehand whenever you provide personal information to the Website. You should not provide us with personal information without your parent/guardian’s prior consent.


You should be aware that if you voluntarily disclose information online, personal or otherwise, that information could be collected and used by others.


The BERM12 website uses cookies to keep track of the password access, so that only logged-in users are able to access the private content on the website. A cookie is a small text file which is stored on your PC so that the website can authenticate access to protected areas of the site. We do not store personally identifiable data with this cookie, but the use of cookies in general may make it possible for individuals to identify you as you browse the web. LGC does not store data related to the use of this cookie. Click here for more information on cookies.


You may not copy, reproduce, recompile, decompile, disassemble, reverse engineer, distribute, publish, display, perform, modify, upload to create derivative works from, transmit, or in any other way exploit any part of the Website, other than those actions permitted under the relevant Creative Commons Licenses.


If you would like information about obtaining permission to use any of the Content please contact berm12@lgc.co.uk .


The Website and the Content are provided ‘as is’ excluding any warranties of any kind, either express or implied, to the fullest extent permissible pursuant to applicable law including (but not limited to) the exclusion of warranties of title, merchantability, satisfactory quality, fitness for a particular purpose and non-infringement of proprietary or third party rights. We accept no further responsibility or liability for functions contained on the Website and makes no warranties that the Website will operate uninterrupted or error-free or that defects will be corrected. Please note that some jurisdictions do not allow the exclusion of implied warranties, so some or all of the above exclusions may not apply to you.

We do not warrant that the Website is compatible with your computer equipment or that the Website or its server is free of errors or viruses, worms or ‘Trojan horses’ and we are not liable for any damage you may suffer as a result of such destructive features.

We shall not be held responsible for Content provided by third parties. We are also not responsible for the reliability or continued availability of the telephone lines and equipment you use to access the website. These Terms do not affect your statutory rights or your legal rights as a consumer.


You acknowledge that your use of the Website including the Content, is at your own risk. If you are dissatisfied with the Website, the Terms or any or the Content your sole remedy is to discontinue use of the Website. Save in respect of fraud and of personal injury or death to the extent it results from our negligence, in no event will we be liable to you or any third party for any direct, special, indirect, consequential or incidental damages, exemplary or lost profits, or any other damages of any kind whether based on warranty, contract, tort (including negligence) or otherwise, even if we have been advised of the possibility thereof. Applicable law may not allow the limitation or exclusion of liability for consequential or incidental damages, so this limitation or exclusion may not apply to you.


Unless otherwise specified, the materials on this Website are directed solely at those who access this Website from the United Kingdom mainland. Furthermore, the Website is not directed at any person in any jurisdiction where for any reason the publication or availability of the Website is prohibited. Those in respect of whom such prohibitions apply must not access the Website. We do not represent that either the Website or the Content are appropriate for use or permitted by local laws in all jurisdictions. Those who access the Website do so on their own initiative and are responsible for compliance with applicable local laws or regulations; legal advice should be sought in cases of doubt.


You agree to indemnify, defend, and hold harmless each of us, our employees, representatives and agents, from and against any claims, actions, demands or other proceedings brought against any of us, our employees, representatives or agents, by a third party, to the extent that such claim, suit, action or other proceeding brought against us, its employees, representatives, suppliers, or agents is based on or arises in connection with:

  1. your use of the Website
  2. any breach by you of the Terms
  3. a claim that any use of the Website by you:
    -infringes any intellectual property rights of any third party, or any right of
     personality or publicity, or
    -is libellous or defamatory, or otherwise results in injury or damage to any third party
  4. any deletions, additions, insertions, or alterations to, or any unauthorised use of, the Website by you; or
  5. any misrepresentation or breach of representation or warranty made by you contained herein.

References in this section of the Terms to your use of the Website shall be deemed to include any use by a third party where such a third party accesses the Website using your computer. You agree to pay us, our employees, representatives, and agents any and all costs, damages, and expenses (including reasonable legal fees) awarded against any of them or otherwise incurred by any of them in connection with or arising from any such third party claim, suit, action or proceeding attributable to any such third party claim.


Either you or we may terminate these terms with or without cause at any time.


You accept that we have the right to change the content or technical specifications of any aspect of the Website at any time at our sole discretion. You further accept that such changes may result in your being unable to access the website.


If we decide to change our Terms, we will post those changes on the Website.


No waiver by us of any breach of any obligation arising under these Terms shall constitute a waiver of any other breach and no failure to exercise or partial exercise by us of any remedy shall constitute a waiver of the right subsequently to exercise that or any other remedy.


The Terms are governed by the laws of England and Wales and the parties submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English courts.

Author:William Allen

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