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Website disclaimer

(1)    Introduction
This disclaimer governs your use of our website; by using our website, you accept this disclaimer in full. If you disagree with any part of this disclaimer, you must not use our website.
(2)    Intellectual property rights
Unless otherwise stated, we or our licensors own the intellectual property rights in the website and material on the website.  Subject to the licence below, all these intellectual property rights are reserved.
(3)    Licence to use website    
Reproduction is authorised, provided the source is acknowledged, save where otherwise stated.

Where prior permission must be obtained for the reproduction or use of textual and multimedia information (sound, images, software, etc.), such permission shall cancel the above-mentioned general permission and shall clearly indicate any restrictions on use.

If you wish to use or copy bgci.org content for re-publication or commercial purposes please contact the webmaster.
(4)    Limitations of warranties and liability
Botanic Gardens Conservation International maintains this website to enhance public access to information about its initiatives, plant conservation and botanic gardens in general. Our goal is to keep this information timely and accurate. If errors are brought to our attention, we will try to correct them.

Whilst we endeavour to ensure that the information on this website is correct, we do not warrant its completeness or accuracy; nor do we commit to ensuring that the website remains available or that the material on the website is kept up-to-date.

To the maximum extent permitted by applicable law we exclude all representations, warranties and conditions relating to this website and the use of this website (including, without limitation, any warranties implied by law of satisfactory quality, fitness for purpose and/or the use of reasonable care and skill).

Nothing in this disclaimer (or elsewhere on our website) will exclude or limit our liability for fraud, for death or personal injury caused by our negligence, or for any other liability which cannot be excluded or limited under applicable law.

Subject to this, our liability to you in relation to the use of our website or under or in connection with this disclaimer, whether in contract, tort (including negligence) or otherwise, will be limited as follows:
(a)    to the extent that the website and the information and services on the website are provided free-of-charge, we will not be liable for any loss or damage of any nature;]

(b)    we will not be liable for any consequential, indirect or special loss or damage;

(c)    we will not be liable for any loss of profit, income, revenue, anticipated savings, contracts, business, goodwill, reputation, data, or information.
(5)    Variation
We may revise this disclaimer from time-to-time.  The revised disclaimer will apply to the use of our website from the date of the publication of the revised disclaimer on our website.  Please check this page regularly to ensure you are familiar with the current version.
(6)    Entire agreement
This disclaimer, together with our privacy policy, constitutes the entire agreement between you and us in relation to your use of our website, and supersedes all previous agreements in respect of your use of this website.
(7)    Law and jurisdiction
This disclaimer will be governed by and construed in accordance with English law, and any disputes relating to this disclaimer will be subject to the [non-]exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of England and Wales.
(8)    Registrations and authorisations
Our logo is registered with the World Intellectual Property Organization within the European Union and as such copyright laws apply to its use.
The strap line ‘Plants for the Planet’ is a registered Trademark with OHIM (Office for Harmonization in the Internal Market within the European Union) and as such copyright laws apply to its use.
We are not VAT registered.
(9)     Our details
United Kingdom

BGCI is a registered charity and company, limited by guarantee. The full name of our charitable company is Botanic Gardens Conservation International.  

As a company, we are registered in England & Wales under registration number 04673175.  

As a charity, we are registered in England & Wales under registration number 1098834.

Our registered UK address is Descanso House, 199 Kew Road, Richmond, Surrey, TW9 3BW, UK

USA

In the USA we are registered as a 501(c)(3) non-profit organisation. Our registered name is Botanic Gardens Conservation International (U.S.), Inc.

Our Employer Identification Number is 65-0815620

Our registered USA address is c/o Chicago Botanic Garden, 1000 Lake Cook Road, Glencoe, IL 60022, USA

You can contact us by email: info@bgci.org

Privacy Policy

We are committed to safeguarding the privacy of our website visitors; this policy sets out how we will treat your personal information.

(1)    What information do we collect?
We may collect, store and use the following kinds of personal data:
(a)    information about your computer and about your visits to and use of this website (including your IP address, geographical location, browser type, referral source, length of visit and number of page views);

(b)    information relating to any transactions carried out between you and us on or in relation to this website, including information relating to any purchases you make of our goods or services (including name, organisation, title, mailing address, email address, phone number;

(c)    information that you provide to us for the purpose of registering with us (including name, organisation, title, mailing address, email address, phone number;

(d)    information that you provide to us for the purpose of subscribing to our website services, email notifications and/or newsletters (including name, organisation, title, mailing address, email address, phone number;

(e)    any other information that you choose to send to us;
(2)    Cookies
A cookie consists of information sent by a web server to a web browser, and stored by the browser. The information is then sent back to the server each time the browser requests a page from the server. This enables the web server to identify and track the web browser.

We use “session” cookies on the website.  We will use the session cookies to keep track of you whilst you navigate the website. Session cookies will be deleted from your computer when you close your browser.

We use Google Analytics to analyse the use of this website.  Google Analytics generates statistical and other information about website use by means of cookies, which are stored on users' computers.  The information generated relating to our website is used to create reports about the use of the website. Google will store this information.  Google's privacy policy is available at: http://www.google.com/privacypolicy.html.

Most browsers allow you to reject all cookies, whilst some browsers allow you to reject just third party cookies.  For example, in Internet Explorer you can refuse all cookies by clicking “Tools”, “Internet Options”, “Privacy”, and selecting “Block all cookies” using the sliding selector.  Blocking all cookies will, however, have a negative impact upon the usability of many websites.
(3)    Using your personal data
Personal data submitted on this website will be used for the purposes specified in this privacy policy or in relevant parts of the website.

We may use your personal information to:
(a)    administer the website;

(b)    enable your use of the services available on the website;

(c)    send to you goods purchased via the website, and supply to you services purchased via the website;

(d)    collect payments from you;

(e)    send you email notifications which you have specifically requested;

(f)    send to you our newsletter which we think may be of interest to you by post or, where you have specifically agreed to this, by email or similar technology (you can inform us at any time if you no longer require marketing communications);

(g)    provide third parties with statistical information about our users – but this information will not be used to identify any individual user;

(h)    deal with enquiries and complaints made by you relating to the website;
Where you submit personal information for publication on our website, we will publish and otherwise use that information in accordance with the license you grant to us.

We will not without your express consent provide your personal information to any third parties for the purpose of direct marketing.

All our website financial transactions are handled through our payment services provider, RBS WorldPay.  You should only provide your personal information to RBS WorldPay after reviewing the RBS WorldPay privacy policy (available at http://www.rbsworldpay.com/about_us/privacy).  We will share information with RBS WorldPay only to the extent necessary for the purposes of processing payments you make via our website.
(4)     Disclosures
We may disclose information about you to any of our employees, officers, agents, suppliers or subcontractors insofar as reasonably necessary for the purposes as set out in this privacy policy.
In addition, we may disclose information about you:
(a)    to the extent that we are required to do so by law;

(b)    in connection with any legal proceedings or prospective legal proceedings;

(c)    in order to establish, exercise or defend our legal rights (including providing information to others for the purposes of fraud prevention and reducing credit risk); and
Except as provided in this privacy policy, we will not provide your information to third parties.
(5)    International data transfers
Information that we collect may be stored and processed in and transferred between any of the countries in which we operate in order to enable us to use the information in accordance with this privacy policy.

Information which you provide may be transferred to countries which do not have data protection laws equivalent to those in force in the European Economic Areas (EEA).

In addition, personal information that you submit for publication on the website will be published on the internet and may be available, via the internet, around the world.

You expressly agree to such transfers of personal information.
(6)    Security of your personal data
We will take reasonable technical and organisational precautions to prevent the loss, misuse or alteration of your personal information.

We will store all the personal information you provide on our secure (password- and firewall- protected) servers. All electronic transactions you make to or receive from us will be encrypted using SSL technology.

Of course, data transmission over the internet is inherently insecure, and we cannot guarantee the security of data sent over the internet.

You are responsible for keeping your password and user details confidential. We will not ask you for your password.
(7)    Policy amendments
We may update this privacy policy from time-to-time by posting a new version on our website.  You should check this page occasionally to ensure you are happy with any changes. 
(8)    Your rights
You may instruct us to provide you with any personal information we hold about you.

You may instruct us not to process your personal data for marketing purposes by email  at any time.  (In practice, you will usually either expressly agree in advance to our use of your personal data for marketing purposes, or we will provide you with an opportunity to opt-out of the use of your personal data for marketing purposes.)
(9)    Third party websites
The website contains links to other websites. We are not responsible for the privacy policies or practices of third party websites.
(10)    Updating information
Please let us know if the personal information which we hold about you needs to be corrected or updated.
(11)     Contact
If you have any questions about this privacy policy or our treatment of your personal data, please write to us by email info@bgci.org  or by post to BGCI, Descanso House, 199 Kew Road, Richmond, Surrey, TW9 3BW