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Website Terms and Conditions of Use

This website (the “LANDshapes website”) is operated by the National Forest Company (NFC), a company registered in England and Wales at Companies House (Company Number 02991970). The NFC is an executive non-departmental public body in England.

The website to which these (together the “Terms”) apply and for which the NFC is responsible is www.landshapes.org (“the LANDshapes website”).

1. Our terms

All use of the LANDshapes website is governed by these Terms and Conditions, the Privacy Policy, the Data Protection Policy and the Accessibility Policy (together the “Terms”). If you do not agree with any of the Terms, then you must cease use of the LANDshapes website now. The Terms form the basis of a contract between us upon which you are permitted to make use of the LANDshapes website and you may wish to print off a copy of the Terms for future reference. Any contract will be deemed made in England.

The NFC may change the Terms at any time by posting changes online at the following internet address: www.LANDshapes.org Please review the Terms regularly to ensure you are aware of any changes made by the NFC. Your continued use of the LANDshapes website after changes are posted means you agree to be legally bound by the Terms as updated and/or amended.

For enquiries concerning the LANDshapes website and the Terms, please contact: Landshapes@nationalforest.org

2. Information on the LANDshapes website

We work very hard to make sure that information on the LANDshapes website is up to date. Let us know if you find anything that is wrong. However, you should check independently any information before you rely on it. No representations are made by us that the information is accurate and up to date or complete and we do not accept liability for loss arising from any inaccuracy or information that is out of date. This is a website providing information free of charge.

3. Copyright

The LANDshapes website aims to encourage a wide range of organisations and private individuals to make their historical collections available for everyone to share and enjoy. The contents of the website are protected by copyright and other intellectual property rights owned by the NFC and third parties. These third party owners or holders have kindly allowed use of their historical collections under a special licence to the NFC that permits their use for educational, research or personal non-commercial use only. All users of the LANDshapes website are therefore urged to respect copyright to ensure that the collections can be used and enjoyed by everyone as intended.

LANDshapes is our trade name and the LANDshapes logo is our trademark. You may not use them without our written permission. All other trademarks or registered trademarks mentioned within the LANDshapes website belong to their respective owners and should not be used without their express consent.

Links may be made to the LANDshapes website with our prior written permission only.

4. Conditions of Use

You acknowledge that the LANDshapes website contains information and other material (collectively referred to as the “Content”) that is protected by copyright, trademark or other proprietary rights of the NFC and other third parties. You agree to comply with any copyright and other notices, information, or restrictions attached to any Content available on, or accessed through, the LANDshapes website.

In using the LANDshapes website you agree not to copy or reproduce, store in any form (including electronically or in any other website), modify, publish, distribute, transmit, broadcast, transfer or sell, create derivative works from, display or show in public or exploit any of the Content (in whole or in part) except as expressly permitted in the Terms.

You may only download the Content for educational, research, or personal non-commercial use. You shall not store electronically any significant portion of the Content, except as expressly permitted by copyright or other applicable law. No copying, storage, redistribution or publication of any Content is permitted without the express permission of the NFC or, where appropriate, the individual copyright owners or holders.

Where you are invited to submit any contribution or content to the LANDshapes website (including any text, photographs, graphics, video or audio) you agree, by submitting your contribution, to grant the NFC a perpetual, royalty-free, non-exclusive, sub-licensable right and license to use, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, translate, create derivative works from, distribute, perform, play, make available to the public, and exercise all copyright and publicity rights with respect to that contribution or content worldwide and/or to incorporate your contribution or content in other works in any media now known or later developed for the full term of any rights that may exist in your contribution, and in accordance with privacy restrictions set out in the NFC’s Privacy Policy. If you do not want to grant the NFC the rights set out above, please do not submit your contribution or any content to the LANDshapes website.

By submitting your contribution to the LANDshapes website you:

a) warrant that the contribution or content in question:

  • is your own original work and that you have the right to make it available to the NFC for all purposes specified above;
  • is not defamatory; and
  • does not otherwise conflict with or infringe any applicable law; and

    b) agree to indemnify the NFC in full against all fees, damages and other expenses that may be incurred by the NFC as a result of your breach of the above warranty; and

    c) agree to waive irrevocably any moral rights in the contribution or content for the purposes of its submission to and publication on the LANDshapes website and the purposes specified above (or, where appropriate, confirm that any such moral rights have been waived irrevocably).

5. Disclaimer

All of the Content on the LANDshapes website is provided for information purposes only.

Every effort is made to ensure the accuracy and currency of the information contained in the LANDshapes website . However, the Content is subject to change from time to time and the NFC can accept no liability for the accuracy of all the information presented at any given time. The NFC reserves the right to make changes without notice.

The LANDshapes website contains information that is created and maintained by a variety of sources both internal and external to the NFC. This site may contain the personal opinions and other expressions of the persons who post the Content. The NFC does not control or guarantee the information contained in this site and does not endorse any views expressed or products or services offered therein. In no event shall the NFC be responsible or liable, directly or indirectly, for any damage or loss caused or alleged to be caused by or in connection with the use of or reliance on any such content, goods, or services available on or through any such sites or resources. Some links may lead to information maintained by third parties and the NFC accepts no responsibility for the accuracy of any other aspect of information obtained through such links.

Every effort is made to ensure downloadable content is free from viruses. The NFC can accept no liability for damages resulting from virus infection. If you as a user of the LANDshapes website identify files hosted on our website as infected with a virus, or seem to be corrupt in any way, shape or form, we would appreciate you emailing our webmaster immediately at webmaster@landshapes.org

6. Liability

The LANDshapes website content, including the information, names, images, pictures, logos and icons, is provided “AS IS” and on an “IS AVAILABLE” basis without any representations or any kind of warranty made (whether express or implied by law) to the extent permitted by law, including the implied warranties of satisfactory quality, fitness for a particular purpose, non-infringement, compatibility, security and accuracy.

Under no circumstances will the NFC be liable for any of the following losses or damage (whether such losses where foreseen, foreseeable, known or otherwise): (a) loss of data; (b) loss of revenue or anticipated profits; (c) loss of business; (d) loss of opportunity; (e) loss of goodwill or injury to reputation; (f) losses suffered by third parties; or (g) any indirect, consequential, special or exemplary damages arising from the use of the LANDshapes website regardless of the form of action.

The NFC does not warrant that functions contained in LANDshapes website will be uninterrupted or error free, that defects will be corrected, or that the server that makes it available are free of viruses or bugs.

7. Complaints


LANDshapes website endeavours to respond to complaints within 15 working days.


8. Law

You agree that English Law shall apply to these terms and to submit to the jurisdiction of the English Courts if a dispute arises.

The LANDshapes website is intended for use in England and Wales only. We aim to ensure that the LANDshapes website complies with English law but not the laws of any other country.

If there is anything on the LANDshapes website that you are not allowed under the laws to which you are subject to access or see, cease using it immediately.

9. Accessibility

The LANDshapes website is provided as is and without warranty with regard to its accessibility. The LANDshapes website from time to time will need to be taken down for routine maintenance. Such planned maintenance will be prior notified to the users of our site in a prominent location.

Unplanned downtime cannot by virtue of its nature be planned for, therefore we apologise in advance should this happen.

We do not guarantee that the LANDshapes website will be compatible with all or any software or hardware you may use.

We do not accept any liability for any losses suffered as a result of any inability to access the LANDshapes website.

10. Links

There are many links within the LANDshapes website, if a link does not appear to work, please refer to the relevant webmaster for investigation.

All content on sites external to that of the LANDshapes website is provided by their owners pursuant to their own terms and conditions.

We have no control of what is published on other linked servers. We do not accept liability for any links within the LANDshapes website. If you wish to report that a link either does not work or is inappropriate in any way please make contact with the relevant webmaster.

Should you wish to be linked to the LANDshapes website then please contact the webmaster for details.

If you would like LANDshapes to be linked to your site then please contact the webmaster for details of logo usage and an appropriate Uniform Resource Locater (URL) / full website address (including http).

11. Severability

The paragraphs, sub-paragraphs and clauses of the Terms shall be read and construed independently of each other. Should any part of the Terms or any of their paragraphs, sub-paragraphs or clauses be found invalid then that invalidity shall not affect the remaining paragraphs, sub-paragraphs and clauses.

12. General

Any formal legal notices should be sent to us at the address at the end of these Terms and Conditions of Use by email and confirmed (with a hard copy) by post.

Failure by us to enforce a right does not result in waiver of such right unless LANDshapes acknowledgement waiver in writing.

You may not assign or transfer your rights under this agreement.

Further information please contact the webmaster at:
E-Legal Department
LANDshapes (In the care of)
National Forest Company
Enterprise Glade
Bath Lane
Derbyshire DE12 6BD

Telephone: 01283 551 211

Fax: 01283 552 844

Email: webmaster@landshapes.org