Last updated: 23/11/23
These are the terms and conditions of use for https://bezerocarbon.com (Site). The Site is operated by or on behalf of BeZero Carbon Ltd (BeZero, we, us and our). We are a limited company, registered in England. Our registered company number is 12577887, and our registered office is at Senna Building, Gorsuch Place, London E2 8JF. Our VAT registration number is 360215142.
Your use of the Site will be subject to these terms and conditions and by using the Site you agree to be bound by them. Any services we may offer through the site are subject to a separate commercial agreement.
We reserve the right to change these terms and conditions from time to time by changing them on the Site. These terms and conditions were last updated on the date stated above.
Access to the Site
It is your responsibility to ensure your equipment (computer, laptop, netbook, tablet or other mobile device) meets all the necessary technical specifications to enable you to access and use the Site and is compatible with the Site.
We may, from time to time, restrict access to certain features, parts or content of the Site, or the entire Site, to users who have registered with us. You must ensure that any registration details you provide are accurate. If you choose, or you are provided with, a log-on ID (such as a username and password or other identifier) as part of our security procedures, you must treat such information as confidential and must not reveal it to anyone else. You are responsible for all activities that occur under your log-on ID and must notify us immediately of any unauthorised use or other security breach of which you become aware. We reserve the right to disable any log-on ID, at any time, if in our opinion you have failed to comply with any of the provisions of these terms and conditions or if any details you provide for the purposes of registering as a user prove to be false.
We cannot guarantee the continuous, uninterrupted or error-free operability of the Site. There may be times when certain features, parts or content of the Site, or the entire Site, become unavailable (whether on a scheduled or unscheduled basis) or are modified, suspended or withdrawn by us, in our sole discretion, without notice to you. You agree that we will not be liable to you or to any third party for any unavailability, modification, suspension or withdrawal of the Site, or any features, parts or content of the Site.
What you are allowed to do
You may only use the Site in accordance with these terms and conditions. You may retrieve and display content from the Site on a computer screen, print and copy individual pages and, subject to the next section, store such pages in electronic form. Additional terms may also apply to certain features, parts or content of the Site and, where they apply, will be displayed on-screen or accessible via a link.
If in using our Site you gain access to a Headline Letter Rating in relation to one of BeZero's Carbon Ratings, you may reproduce, replicate or otherwise distribute this rating provided you display it in accordance with the following:
You must always refer to the Headline Letter Rating, the “BeZero Carbon Rating”, as a noun, not a verb.
The syntax of the reference must be:
"Headline Letter Rating" followed by "BeZero Carbon Rating"
e.g. AA BeZero Carbon Rating
You must clearly identify the project issuing the carbon credits using the registry ID.
You must always publish our disclaimer or a link to our disclaimer, as below, alongside the BeZero Carbon Rating:
"The BeZero Carbon Rating is BeZero Carbon’s opinion on the likelihood that a given credit achieves a tonne of CO2e avoided or removed based on its analysis of publicly available information as at the date expressed and does not constitute a solicitation, recommendation or endorsement by BeZero Carbon or any third party to invest, buy, hold or sell a carbon credit. Nor is it a statement of fact. Nor should it be relied upon in isolation".
Below is an example of what would be acceptable and what wouldn't be acceptable:
|[when published standalone]
BeZero Carbon has assigned carbon credits issued by project [registry ID] an AA BeZero Carbon Rating.
The BeZero Carbon Rating is BeZero Carbon’s opinion on the likelihood that a given credit achieves a tonne of CO2e avoided or removed based on its analysis of publicly available information as at the date expressed and does not constitute a solicitation, recommendation or endorsement by BeZero Carbon or any third party to invest, buy, hold or sell a carbon credit. Nor is it a statement of fact. Nor should it be relied upon in isolation.
[when published in an editorial context]
BeZero Carbon, a carbon ratings agency whose ratings provide an opinion on the likelihood that a given credit achieves a tonne of CO2e avoided or removed based on its analysis of publicly available information, has assigned carbon credits issued by project X an AA BeZero Carbon Rating
|BeZero Carbon rated the project [A].
[with no disclaimer]
What you are not allowed to do
Except to the extent expressly set out in these terms and conditions, you are not allowed to:
'scrape' content or store content of the Site on a server or other storage device connected to a network or create an electronic database by systematically downloading and storing all of the content of the Site;
remove or change any content of the Site or attempt to circumvent security or interfere with the proper working of the Site or the servers on which it is hosted; or
create links to the Site from any other website, without our prior written consent, although you may link from a website that is operated by you or your employer, provided the link is not misleading or deceptive and fairly indicates its destination, you do not imply that we endorse you, your website, or any products or services you offer, you link to (and do not frame or replicate) the home page of the Site, and the linked website does not contain any content that is unlawful, threatening, abusive, defamatory, pornographic, obscene, vulgar, indecent, offensive or which infringes on the intellectual property rights or other rights of any third party.
You must only use the Site and anything available from the Site for non-commercial lawful purposes (complying with all applicable laws and regulations), in a responsible manner, and not in a way that might damage our name or reputation or that of any of our affiliates.
All rights granted to you under these terms and conditions will terminate immediately in the event that you are in breach of any of them.
Intellectual property rights
All intellectual property rights in any content of the Site (including text, graphics, software, photographs and other images, videos, sound, trade marks and logos) are owned by us or our licensors. Except as expressly set out here, nothing in these terms and conditions gives you any rights in respect of any intellectual property owned by us or our licensors and you acknowledge that you do not acquire any ownership rights by downloading content from the Site. In the event you print off, copy or store pages from the Site (only as permitted by these terms and conditions), you must ensure that any copyright, trade mark or other intellectual property right notices contained in the original content are reproduced.
We may change the format and content of the Site from time to time. You agree that your use of the Site is on an 'as is' and 'as available' basis and at your sole risk.
We cannot and do not guarantee that any content of the Site will be free from viruses and/or other code that may have contaminating or destructive elements. It is your responsibility to implement appropriate IT security safeguards (including anti-virus and other security checks) to satisfy your particular requirements as to the safety and reliability of content.
Your personal information
The Site may, from time to time, include links to external sites, which may include links to third party offers and promotions. We include these to provide you with access to information, products or services that you may find useful or interesting. We are not responsible for the content of these sites or for anything provided by them and do not guarantee that they will be continuously available. The fact that we include links to such external sites does not imply any endorsement of or association with their operators or promoters.
Nothing in these terms and conditions shall limit or exclude our liability to you:
for death or personal injury caused by our negligence;
for fraudulent misrepresentation;
for breach of any term implied by the Consumer Rights Act 2015 and which, by law, may not be limited or excluded; or
for any other liability that, by law, may not be limited or excluded.
Subject to this, in no event shall we be liable to you for any business losses, if you are a business user, in no event shall we be liable to you for any indirect or consequential losses, or for any loss of profit, revenue, contracts, data, goodwill or other similar losses, and any liability we do have for losses you suffer is strictly limited to losses that were reasonably foreseeable.
These terms and conditions shall be governed by English law. You agree that any dispute between you and us regarding these terms and conditions or the Site will only be dealt with by the English courts.
Please submit any questions you have about these terms and conditions or any problems concerning the Site by email to firstname.lastname@example.org or write to us at the address mentioned above.