Legal information, terms and conditions

Using the JNCC website

The JNCC website is maintained for you personal use and viewing.  Access and use by you of this site constitutes acceptance by you of these terms and conditions, that take effect from the date of first use.


Intellectual property

The names, images and logos identifying the Joint Nature Conservation Committee (JNCC), are proprietary marks of the JNCC.  Copying of our logos and/or any other third party logos accessed via this website is not permitted without prior approval from the relevant copyright holder.


Request for permission to use our logo should be directed to 

Tell us how and why you wish to use our logo(s).  Please include your contact details name, address, telephone number, fax number and email address.


Copyright statement


© Crown copyright 2011

The material featured on this website is subject to Crown copyright protection unless otherwise indicated. The Crown copyright protected material (other than the Royal Arms and departmental or agency logos) may be re-used free of charge in any format or medium for research for non-commercial purposes, private study or for internal circulation within an organisation. This is subject to the material being re-used accurately and not used in a misleading context. Where any of the Crown copyright material on this website is being republished or copied to others, the source of the material must be identified and the copyright status acknowledged.

Permission to re-use Crown protected material does not extend to any material on this website which is identified as being the copyright of a third party. Authorisation to re-use such material must be obtained from the copyright holders concerned.

The Joint Nature Conservation Committee encourages users to establish hypertext links to the website.

For further information on Crown copyright policy and licensing arrangements, see the guidance featured on HMSOnline at:


Hyperlinking to the JNCC website


You do not have to ask permission to link directly to pages hosted on this website.  We do not object to you linking directly to information that is hosted on our site. 


However, we do not permit our pages to be loaded into frames on your site.  The JNCC pages must load into the user's entire window.


No commitment is given that individual pages on this site will always remain available, and at the same URL. 


External hyperlinks from the JNCC website


We are not responsible for the content or reliability of externally linked websites.  Listing should not be taken as endorsement of any kind.  We cannot guarantee that these links will work all of the time and have no control over the availability of linked pages.


Virus protection


We make ever effort to check and test material on this web site for the presence of viruses.  It is always wise for you to run and anti-virus programme on all material downloaded from the internet.  We cannot accept any responsibility for any loss, disruption or damage to your data or your computer system which may occur whilst using material derived from this website.




The JNCC website and material relating to third-party information, products and services, is provided 'as is', without any representation or endorsement made and without warranty of any kind whether express or implied, including but not limited to the implied warranties of satisfactory quality, fitness for a particular purpose, non-infringement, compatibility, security and accuracy.


We do not warrant that the functions contained in the material contained in this site will be uninterrupted or error free, that defects will be corrected, or that this site or the server that makes it available are free of viruses or represent the full functionality, accuracy, reliability of the materials.  In no event will we be liable for any loss or damage including, without limitation, indirect or consequential loss or damage, or any loss or damages whatsoever arising from use of, data or profits arising out of or in connection with the use of the JNCC website.


These Terms and Conditions shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of England and Wales.  Any disputes arising under these Terms and Conditions shall be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of England and Wales.