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Terms and conditions for the National Centre for Atmospheric Science website.

The terms and conditions for using the National Centre for Atmospheric Science (NCAS) website, www.ncas.ac.uk, were last updated 06 October 2020.

  • All information provided by NCAS on its website is made available to provide immediate access for the convenience of interested persons.
  • While we believe the information to be reliable, human or mechanical error remains a possibility. Therefore, we cannot guarantee the accuracy, completeness, timeliness, or correct sequencing of the information.
  • Neither NCAS nor any of the sources of the information shall be responsible for any errors or omissions, or for the use of or results obtained from the use of this information.
  • The NCAS logo used and displayed on this site may not be used without prior written consent.
  • Information on this site is provided as part of our role in publicising our activities and disseminating information relating to NCAS.
  • Information provided is subject to the usual uncertainties of research, and subject to change without notice, and is not to be relied on as the basis for doing or failing to do something.
  • Links to and from this site are not endorsed by NCAS. We do not endorse the content or the people who run the sites that link to or from this site. 
  • The internet user should make their own decisions about the accuracy, currency, reliability and correctness of information found at sites linked from this website, rather than the responsibility of NCAS.
  • Information about privacy is displayed on the Privacy Policy page. 

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If you have any queries about these terms and conditions, please get in touch


These terms and conditions of use refer to your use of the official website of the National Centre for Atmospheric Science (NCAS) which is accessible via the URL http://www.ncas.ac.uk/. 

By using, or contributing to, our website you agree to these terms and conditions. If you do not agree to be legally bound by these terms and conditions please stop using our website immediately.

Where these terms and conditions may be linked from websites other than those owned and/or operated by NCAS, within which NCAS may publish content, they must be read in conjunction with any terms of use published by those websites.

NCAS reserves the right to change these terms and conditions at any time and will highlight this fact by a change in the date at the top of this page. You should review these terms and conditions on a regular basis to ensure that you are aware of any changes made as you will be legally bound by any amended terms and conditions if you continue to use our website after the changes.

Disclaimer and limitation of liability

The National Centre for Atmospheric Science (NCAS) does try to ensure that all information on its websites is accurate. If you find inaccurate information please let us know by using our contact page. 

NCAS gives no warranty or assurance about the content or reliability of its websites. As our website is under constant development content may be out of date or incorrect and subject to change without notice. Websites are not guaranteed to be available, outages may occur. Whilst NCAS endeavours to ensure that the content of its websites are accurate, we cannot accept liability for the accuracy of any content at any particular time.

NCAS endeavours to ensure that its computer infrastructure is error- and virus-free but does not warrant that any material available for downloading from its websites will be free of errors or malicious code.

Where our website contains links to other sites or resources provided by third parties those links are provided for information only. NCAS has no control over the contents of those sites or resources and accepts no responsibility for them or for any loss or damage that may arise from your use of them. NCAS is not responsible for the privacy or security of any information you may send to such sites. You may be subject to applicable terms of use when you enter those sites.

In no event shall NCAS or any of its agents, employees and subcontractors be liable to any party for any of the following losses or damages (whether such losses be foreseen, foreseeable, known or otherwise): loss of data, loss of revenue or anticipated profits, loss of business, loss of opportunity, loss of goodwill or injury to reputation, loss suffered by third parties, any direct, indirect, special, incidental, or consequential loss or damages arising out of use of its websites or reliance on any material or services provided by the websites or accessed through them, whether or not amended by third parties and regardless of form of action.

Where we make available third party content we are a distributor and not a publisher of that content. Any opinions, advice, services, statements, or other information made available by us in this way are of those third parties and not of us. Unless otherwise stated by us we do not endorse nor are we responsible for the accuracy or reliability of any opinion, advice or statement made on our websites.

Information on our website is not intended to address your particular requirements. Such information does not constitute any form of advice or recommendation by us and is not intended to be relied upon by you in any way.

Nothing in these terms and conditions is intended to exclude NCAS’s liability for death or personal injury caused by NCAS’s proven negligence or fraudulent misrepresentation.

Copyright and other intellectual property

The National Centre for Atmospheric Science (NCAS) website contains copyright material, trade names and marks and other proprietary information, including, but not limited to, text, software, photographs and graphics and other digital media. This content is protected by copyright law, trademark law, database rights and other intellectual property rights.

Except where otherwise expressly stated on our websites, NCAS, or authorised contributors own the copyright, database rights and other intellectual property rights in the selection, coordination, arrangement and enhancement of website content, as well as the original content. You may not modify, publish, transmit, participate in the transfer or sale of, create derivative works from, or in any other way exploit, any of the content, in whole or in part except as provided in these terms and conditions, or where expressly permitted under copyright law.

In the event of any permitted copying, redistribution or publication of content, no changes in or deletion of author attribution, trademark legend or copyright notice shall be made unless expressly permitted.

Where you download and use content from our websites you acknowledge that you do not acquire any ownership rights by downloading that content except where this is explicitly granted. 

Where content has been provided for the purposes of learning you may use that content for your own academic research, study, learning and teaching purposes only.

Contributing to our websites

Where you are providing material as a member of staff or otherwise contracted to the National Centre for Atmospheric Science (NCAS), we will generally own this content. Where you are providing a contribution in a role other than that, you grant NCAS a perpetual, non-exclusive, world-wide, royalty-free licence to copy, reproduce, modify, publish, broadcast, transmit, display, perform, create derivative works from, translate, make available to the public, and exercise all copyright and publicity rights with respect to your Contribution in any media for the full term of any rights that may exist in your contribution.

In any event where you submit any contribution to our websites, you warrant that it is your own original work or you have permission from the copyright owner(s) or identifiable persons of the work granting NCAS use of the work. We reserve the right to identify you to other third parties as the author of your contribution.

You must not misuse our website by knowingly introducing viruses, trojans, worms, logic bombs or other malicious material or technology or by attacking our websites or their servers via denial-of-service attacks or other malicious activities. We reserve the right to report any such breach to the relevant law enforcement authorities and in such an event we will fully cooperate with such authorities by disclosing your identity to them. In the event of such a breach your right to use our websites will cease immediately.

You must not use the names, designs, trademarks or logos used in and displayed on our website without prior permission. Please direct any enquiries to comms@ncas.ac.uk.

No e-mail addresses or other identifying information may be taken from our websites and used for the purposes of sending unsolicited communications (‘junk mail’).

We reserve the right to edit or remove any contribution from our website at any time and without notice. Where a contribution is removed we shall in no way be liable for any loss, liability, cost or expense suffered by you as a result.

Where we create links from our websites to any other website we shall have the right to remove these without notice. In the event that such a link is removed we shall in no way be liable for any loss, liability, cost or expense suffered by you as a result.

We wish to ensure that all content made available via our websites is lawful. If you believe that any of our websites hold material for which you are a rights holder and where you have not granted permission or permission is not automatic, please contact us by email to comms@ncas.ac.uk detailing your concerns. We may disable access to the material in question while we assess your objection. If the material was supplied to us by a third party we may need to contact them as part of our enquiries. We reserve the right not to disclose the details of authors.

Your right to privacy is important to us. The ways in which your personal information may be used when you provide it to us is defined in our Privacy Policy.

NCAS complies with the General Data Protection Regulation 2018 and Data Protection Act 1998 via our host universities. 

You may link to our website provided you do so in a way that is fair and legal and does not damage our reputation or take advantage of it, but you must not establish a link in such a way as to suggest any form of association, approval or endorsement on our part where none exists.

Our website or any part thereof must not be framed on any other site without our permission.

We reserve the right to withdraw linking permission without notice.

Nothing in this agreement requires us to maintain the existence of or the content within any URL you may link to. The only permanent URL which we provide is www.ncas.ac.uk

These terms and conditions form the whole agreement between you and us. You acknowledge that you have not entered into this agreement in reliance upon any warranty or representation made by us or any other person and you waive any rights to damages or rescission you may have for misrepresentation (other than fraudulent misrepresentation) that is not contained in this agreement.

Further information on these terms or your privacy can be obtained by contacting us on our Contact page.