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These terms and conditions of website use (terms) apply to your use of www.abbeqa.co.uk (our site). By using our site, you agree to abide by these terms.

1) Information about us

a) www.abbeqa.co.uk is a site operated by The Awarding Body of the Built Environment (ABBE) (we or our or us). ABBE is a specialist awarding body that provides nationally recognised qualifications that reside in the Built Environment industry sector. These cover such disciplines as energy assessment, installation of renewable technologies, Green Deal Advice, surveying, sale and letting of property, town planning, building control, conservation and valuation. ABBE offers the full suite of energy awards linked to the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive, implemented by Communities and Local Government: Domestic Energy Assessment, On Construction Energy Assessment, Non Domestic Energy Assessment, Operational Ratings and Air Conditioning Energy Assessment. These are available at ABBE approved assessment centres.

2) Accessing our site

a) We may suspend, amend, or withdraw any service or content provided through our site without notice. We will not be liable if, for any reason, our site is unavailable at any time for any period.

b) We may restrict access to some parts of our site, or our entire site, to users who have registered with us.

c) If you choose or are provided with a user name, password or other piece of security information, you must treat such information as confidential. We may disable any user name or password at any time if, in our reasonable opinion, you are in breach of these terms.

3) Intellectual property rights

a) We are the owner or licensee of all intellectual property rights in our site and the content published on it. Such works are protected by copyright laws and treaties around the world. All such rights are reserved.

b) You may print a copy and download extracts of any pages from our site for your personal reference, provide you acknowledged The Awarding Body for the Built Environment as the copyright owner of such material.

c) You must not use any content on our site for commercial purposes without first obtaining a written license from us to do so.

d) If you wish to enquire about using any content on our site, please contact abbeenquiries@bcu.ac.uk

4) Linking to our site

a) We welcome links to our website, provided you do not do so in a way that suggests any form of association, approval or endorsement on our part where none exists.

b) Our site must not be framed on any other site.

5) Links from our site

a) Links from our site to third party websites are provided for your reference only. We have no control over the contents or availability of those websites, and accept no responsibility for them or for any loss or damage that may arise from your use of them.

6) Our liability

a) The content shown on our site is provided on an ‘as is’ basis, without any representations, guarantees, or warranties - including warranties about the accuracy, completeness or suitability for any purpose.

b) To the extent permitted by law, we (and all other members of our group) expressly exclude: i) all conditions, warranties, and other terms which might otherwise be implied by statute, common law, or the law of equity; ii) any liability for any direct, indirect, or consequential loss or damage incurred by any user in connection with our site or in connection with the use, or inability to use, our site, including (without limitation) any liability for loss of: income or revenue; business; profit or contracts; anticipated savings; data; goodwill; wasted management or office time; and for any other loss or damage of any kind, however arising and whether caused by tort (including negligence), breach of contract or otherwise, even if foreseeable, provided that this condition shall not prevent claims for loss of or damage to your tangible property or any other claims for direct financial loss that are not excluded by any of the categories set out above. This provision does not affect our liability for death or personal injury arising from our negligence, nor our liability for fraudulent misrepresentation or misrepresentation, nor any other liability which cannot be excluded or limited under applicable law.

7) Viruses and hacking

a) You must not misuse our site by knowingly introducing computer viruses or other material which is malicious or technologically harmful. You must not attempt to gain unauthorised access to our site, the server on which our site is stored, or any server, computer or database connected to our site.

b) Breach of this provision may amount to an offence under the Computer Misuse Act 1990, and we may report any such breach to the relevant law enforcement authorities and co-operate with them.

c) We will not be liable for any loss or damage caused by any virus or other malicious or technologically harmful material that may infect your computer equipment due to your use of our site or to your downloading of any material posted on it, or on any website linked to it.

8) Variations

a) We may revise these terms from time to time at our discretion. The terms posted on this page at the time of your use of our site shall apply.

9) Contacting us

a) If you have any concerns about content which appears on our site, please contact abbeenquiries@bcu.ac.uk

10) Applicable law

a) These terms and any dispute or claim arising out of or in connection with it or its subject matter shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the law of England and Wales.

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