Terms & Conditions

Terms & Conditions

This page (together with all documents or web links referred to on it) sets out the terms and conditions governing your access to this website. These terms apply to site visitors and registered Network members. Please read these terms of use carefully before you start to use the site. By entering our site, you accept these terms of use and agree always to act in accordance with them. If you do not agree to these terms of use, please do not use this website.

About us

The Biomass Biorefinery Network is a Network in Industrial Biotechnology and Bioenergy, a BBSRC NIBB, which was awarded to the University of York by the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council. The website of the Biomass Biorefinery Network is hosted by Castegate IT Ltd, York, UK.


Whilst every care has been taken in preparing the information published on this website, to the extent permitted by law, the University provides this website and its contents on an “as is” basis and makes no representation or warranty of any kind regarding this website or any information, content, products or services on it. The University does not represent or warrant that the information accessible via this website is accurate, complete or current. In no circumstances, to the extent permitted by law, shall the University or any of its officers or employees be liable for any loss, additional costs or damage (howsoever arising) suffered as a result of any use of this website or its contents.

The University reserves the right to remove or alter content or take down this website at any time without notice. Some content on this website is available to registered Network members only. For details on how to become a Network member please read the membership terms and conditions available at https://www.bbnet-nibb.co.uk/membership-terms-and-conditions/.

Acceptable use of this website

You may use this website for any legal purposes. You must not use this website, whether knowingly or not, for any purposes which are unlawful or harmful. Your use of this website must not result in the transmission of any computer viruses or any other harmful or deleterious files or programs.

Links to third party information

This website includes links to third party web sites. These links are used to provide further information and are not intended to signify that the University endorses such websites and/or their content. The University takes no responsibility for any loss or damage suffered as a result of using the information published on any of the pages of the linked web sites.

Linking to this website

You may not create a link to our home page without our explicit permission. Please contact the Network Manager to seek permission.


The University of York is committed to making this website as accessible as possible to all in accordance with W3C recommendations. Any problems encountered with accessing material on this site should be reported to the Network Manager.


All the content of this website, unless explicitly stated otherwise, is copyright of the University of York and may not be reproduced without prior permission. By accessing these web pages, you agree that any downloading of content is for personal, non-commercial reference only.

No part of this website may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means without the prior consent of the University. For any queries about re-use of content from the website, please contact the Network Manager.


Data Protection

Website visitors are not required to provide personal information unless they choose to become a member of the Biomass Biorefinery Network. In this instance, they will be required to agree to the separate membership terms and conditions available at https://www.bbnet-nibb.co.uk/membership-terms-and-conditions/.

The Biomass Biorefinery Network has produced a privacy notice available at https://www.bbnet-nibb.co.uk/privacy-policy/ which sets out the ways in which members’ data is gathered, used, stored and shared. It also sets out how long we keep personal data and what rights members have in relation to their data under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

Freedom of Information Act

The University is committed to the principles of freedom of information. The University’s Freedom of Information Policy, its Publication Scheme and information for requesters are given at http://www.york.ac.uk/records-management/foi/.


The University maintains logs of its servers’ activities. The server log files include the IP address of each computer which accesses this website. The logs are used to support essential maintenance of the site including analysing how the site is used. Server logs are kept for 30 days and then overwritten.


A cookie is a small text file which helps your web browser navigate through a particular website. The cookie can then be read back later by the web browser as required. The use of cookies is a convenient way of allowing a computer to remember specific information relating to a website which has been visited.

How cookies are used on our website

The only cookies used on our website are necessary cookies, which help make the website usable by enabling basic functions like page navigation and access to secure areas of the website. The website cannot function properly without these cookies.

The site uses the following cookies:

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The Network welcomes comments and suggestions about this website. Feedback can be provided by contacting the Network Manager. If you wish to make a complaint, this should also be addressed to the Network Manager.

Changes to website terms of use

We may revise these terms of use at any time by amending this page. It is your responsibility to check from time to time and take notice of any changes we make. These terms of use were last reviewed on 31/05/2019.

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