Terms & Conditions of Use

Badgergate’s website (https://www.badgergate.org) belongs to Amanda Barrett and Sultana Bashir (hereafter referred to as ‘we’ or ‘us). Access to and use of Badgergate’s website (hereafter referred to as ‘the website’) is subject to the following terms and conditions. Badgergate itself is a not-for-profit collaboration between Amanda Barrett and Sultana Bashir. To find out more about Badgergate, please read About and Principles.

1.  Use of this website

1.1 By using the website you agree to be legally bound by these terms and conditions, which shall take effect immediately on your first use. If you do not agree to be legally bound by all the following terms and conditions please do not access and/or use the website.

1.2 These terms and conditions may be changed at any time by posting changes online. Please review them regularly to ensure you are aware of any changes. Your continued use of the website after changes are posted means you agree to be legally bound by these terms and conditions as updated and/or amended.

1.3 By using our website, you accept these terms and conditions in full.

1.4 You agree to use this website for lawful purposes only and in a manner consistent with all applicable laws and regulations in the country in which you access this website.

1.5 Your use of this website should not infringe the rights of, or restrict or inhibit the use and enjoyment of this website by any third party.

1.6 You agree not to import or transfer to this website either directly or indirectly any information or other content, which is or may be inaccurate, misleading, offensive or in breach of any intellectual property right or similar right or damaging to the software or performance of this website.

1.7 Use of this website and the information found on this website is at your own risk. We are not liable for any consequences that arise as a result of the use this website or of the information found on this website, including use of URL or hypertext links to external content and information you find on it (also see Section 3 below).

1.8 We do not guarantee that the functions contained in this website’s content will be uninterrupted or error free, that any defects will be corrected, or that the website or the server that makes our content and functions available are free of viruses or bugs. You must take your own precautions in this respect as we accept no responsibility for any adverse impacts arising as a result of such problems, including any infections by virus or other contamination or anything else that has destructive properties.

2.  Use of website material 

2.1 The copyright on this website and the material on this website (including without limitation the text, computer code, artwork, photographs, images, music, audio material, video material and audio-visual material) are owned by Badgergate (i.e. by Amanda Barrett and Sultana Bashir) except where others’ copyright is specifically stated.

2.2 Where copyright is stated or has been agreed in advance with us in writing, the Intellectual Property Rights and copyrights of original content (e.g. Guest Articles, photos, films & original artwork) are vested with the provider unless these have been purchased by Badgergate. Should you wish to reproduce or distribute information for which Badgergate does not hold the copyright, then please contact the content provider directly.

2.3 As long as you do not infringe any of our other terms and conditions, including copyright, you are welcome to download, save and/or share information contained on our website for your personal use or private study.

2.4 Again, as long as you do not infringe any of our other terms and conditions, including others’ copyright, you may reproduce reasonable extracts of Badgergate’s own information, writing and analyses provided these are not altered in any way, references to original source material included and credit given to Badgergate for our original material.

2.4 However, it is strictly forbidden to copy any material from this website for commercial use (other than as necessary for the purpose of viewing the website in the course of business). You also agree not to adapt, alter or create a derivative work from any content on our website except for your own personal, non-commercial use.

2.5 The Badgergate logo, associated widgets and any other artwork owned by us must not be used to link to our website or used in other ways to represent Badgergate on other websites or elsewhere without explicit permission from us.

3.  Links to external websites

3.1 Please note we link to other websites as and when we feel this adds value to the content on our website. This includes providing references to important information sources. The decision to link is an editorial one.

3.2 Where we provide URL or hypertext links to other websites, downloadable material or contacts, we do so for information purposes only and such links do not constitute an endorsement or recommendation by us of the external website or of any content, products or services available from these sites.

3.3 You use our links to external websites entirely at your own risk and we accept no responsibility for the content or use or availability of such sites or for the information on such sites, including any websites through which you may have gained access to our website.

3.4 You are welcome to link to material on our site so long as appropriate credit is given in the link title and you do not infringe any of our other terms and conditions.

4.  Disclaimer

4.1 The views expressed through Badgergate are our own unless otherwise stated and do not represent the views of any institutions or organizations to which we may be affiliated with and/or have worked for, now or in the past or future.

4.2 While every reasonable effort is made to ensure that the information provided on this website is accurate, no guarantees for the currency or accuracy of information are made. Badgergate’s website and material relating to information, products and services (or to third party information, products and services), is provided ‘as is’. It is provided 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.

4.3 Badgergate does not 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 or by accessing sites from links provided on our website. Badgergate does not warrant that the functions contained in the material in this website will be uninterrupted or error free. Also, Badgergate does not warrant that defects will be corrected, or that this website or the server that makes it available is free of viruses or represent the full functionality, accuracy, and reliability of the materials.

4.4 In no event will Badgergate 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 or loss of use of, data or profits arising out of or in connection with the use of Badgergate website.

5. Our liability to you 

5.1 We make no warranties except as set out in these terms and conditions and to the extent permitted by applicable law all other express and implied warranties and conditions are hereby excluded. To the extent permitted by applicable law, we exclude any liability arising out of access to or use of or reliance on any information posted on or downloaded from this website or other websites and information accessed via links provided on this website.

6. Contact us 

6.1 If you have any concerns about the accuracy of any information posted on or downloaded from this website please let us know by emailing [email protected]