Terms and Conditions

This page explains our terms of use. The access and use of the website featuring these terms and conditions constitutes your acceptance of these terms and conditions. They take effect from the date on which you first use this website.

Who we are

www.britishantarcticterritory.org.uk (“the site”) is managed by the Government of the British Antarctic Territory, which is administered by the Polar Regions Department at the UK Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office.

Using the site

You agree to use the site only for lawful purposes. You must also use it in a way that does not infringe the rights of, or restrict or inhibit the use and enjoyment of, this site by anyone else.

We update the site all the time. We can change or remove content at any time without notice.

Linking to the site

You must contact us for permission if you want to say your website is associated with or endorsed by the Government of the British Antarctic Territory.

Links to external websites

The site links to websites that are managed by other organisations. We do not have any control over the content on these websites. Listing and linking should not be taken as an endorsement of any kind and we accept no liability in respect of the content. We cannot guarantee that these links will work all of the time and have no control over the availability of the linked pages.

We are not responsible for:

  • the protection of any information you give to these websites
  • any loss or damage that may come from your use of these websites, or any other websites they link to

You agree to release us from any claims or disputes that may come from using these websites.

You should read all terms and conditions, privacy policies and end user licences that relate to these websites before you use them.

Using the site content

Except where otherwise stated, the material featured on the website is subject to copyright held by the Government of the British Antarctic Territory. No part of the publication may be reproduced in any form or by any means (including photocopying or copying in electronic format) without the written permission of the Commissioner of the British Antarctic Territory, or otherwise as permitted under the terms of a licence from the Government of the British Antarctic Territory.

Where the material is being published or issued to others, the sources and copyright status of that material is as shown.


While we make every effort to keep the site up to date, we do not provide any guarantees, conditions or warranties that the information will be:

  • current
  • secure
  • accurate
  • complete
  • free from bugs or viruses

It does not constitute legal or other professional advice.

You should get professional or specialist advice before doing anything based on the content.

We are not liable for any loss or damage that may come from using the site. This includes :

  • any direct, indirect or consequential losses
  • any loss or damage caused by civil wrongs (‘tort’, including negligence), breach of contract or otherwise
  • the use of the site and any websites that are linked to or from it
  • the inability to use the site and any websites that are linked to or from it

This applies if the loss or damage was foreseeable, arose in the normal course of things or you advised us that it might happen.

This includes (but is not limited to) the loss of your:

  • income or revenue
  • business
  • profits or contracts
  • data
  • goodwill or reputation
  • intangible property, including loss, corruption or damage to data or any computer system

We may still be liable for:

  • death or personal injury arising from our negligence
  • fraudulent misrepresentation
  • any other liability which cannot be excluded or limited under applicable law

Requests to remove content

You can ask for content to be removed from the site. We will remove content:

  • in order to comply with data protection legislation covering the rights and freedoms of individuals
  • if it breaches copyright laws, contains sensitive personal data or material that may be considered obscene or defamatory

Contact us to ask for content to be removed. You will need to send us the web address (URL) of the content and explain why you think it should be removed. We will reply to let you know whether we’ll remove it.

Information about you and your visits to the site

We collect information about you in accordance with our privacy notice and our cookie policy. By using the site, you agree to us collecting this information and confirm that any data you provide is accurate.

Virus protection

We make every effort to check and test the site for viruses at every stage of production. You must make sure that the way you use the site does not expose you to the risk of viruses, malicious computer code or other forms of interference which can damage your computer system.

We are not responsible for any loss, disruption or damage to your data or computer system that might happen when you use the site.

Viruses, hacking and other offences

When using the site, you must not introduce viruses, trojans, worms, logic bombs or any other material that’s malicious or technologically harmful.

You must not try to gain unauthorised access to the site, the server on which it’s stored or any server, computer or database connected to it.

You must not attack the site in any way. This includes denial-of-service attacks.

We will report any attacks or attempts to gain unauthorised access to the site to the relevant law enforcement authorities and share information about you with them.

Governing law

These terms and conditions are governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of England and Wales.

Any dispute you have which relates to these terms and conditions, or your use of the site (whether it be contractual or non-contractual), will be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of England and Wales.


We are not liable if we fail to comply with these terms and conditions because of circumstances beyond our reasonable control.

We might decide not to exercise or enforce any right available to us under these terms and conditions. We can always decide to exercise or enforce that right at a later date.

Doing this once will not mean we automatically waive the right on any other occasion.

If any of these terms and conditions are held to be invalid, unenforceable or illegal for any reason, the remaining terms and conditions will still apply.

Changes to these terms and conditions

Please check these terms and conditions regularly. We can update them at any time without notice.

You will agree to any changes if you continue to use the site after the terms and conditions have been updated.