Terms + Conditions

This page explains the website’s terms and conditions of use. you must agree to these terms to use the website (the “website”). 

1. Who we are

The website is operated by the Advanced Research + Invention Agency (“ARIA”, “we” or “us”).

ARIA is an arm’s length body of the Department for Science, Innovation and Technology. 

2. Using this website

By using the website, you confirm that you accept these terms of use and that you agree to comply with them. If you do not agree to these terms, you must not use the website. We recommend that you print a copy of these terms of future reference. 

3. There are other terms that may apply to you 

These terms and conditions refer to the following additional terms, which also apply to your use of the website. 

  • Our Privacy Policy – see further under: How we may use your personal information 
  • Our Cookie Policy – which sets out information about the cookies on our site.

4. We may make changes to these terms of use

We amend these terms from time to time. Every time you wish to use the website, please check these terms to ensure you understand the terms that apply at the time. These terms were most recently updated in July 2023. 

5. We may make changes to the website

We update the website regularly. We reserve the right to change or remove content at any time without notice. 

6. We may suspend or withdraw the website

The website is made available free of charge. We do not guarantee that the website, or any content on it, will always be available or be un-interrupted. We may suspend or withdraw or restrict the availability of all or any part of the website for numerous reasons. We will try to give you reasonable notice of any suspension or withdrawal. 

You are responsible for ensuring that all persons who access the website through your internet connection are aware of these terms of use and that they comply with them.

7. Linking to the website

We welcome and encourage other websites to link to the website. You must contact us for permission if you want to:

  • charge your website’s users to click on a link to any page on the website
  • say your website is associated with or endorsed by ARIA. 

8. Linking from the website

The website may link to websites that are managed by other government departments and agencies, service providers or other organisations. We do not have any control over the content on these websites. You should read all terms and conditions, privacy policies and end user licences that relate to these websites before you use them.

We are not responsible for the protection of any information you give to these websites or 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.

9. Using content from the website

Most content on the website is subject to Crown copyright protection and is published under the Open Government Licence (OGL). You can reproduce content published on this website under the OGL as long as you follow the conditions of the licence.

Some content is exempt from the OGL – check the list of exemptions. ARIA’s logo is also exempt from the OGL, except when it forms an integral part of a document or dataset.

If any content is not subject to Crown copyright protection or published under the OGL, we will usually credit the author or copyright holder.

Contact us if you want to reproduce a piece of content but are not sure if it’s covered by Crown copyright or the OGL.

10. Disclaimer and liability

We do not publish advice on the website and the content should be used for information purposes only. We cannot accept liability for any losses or damages that may arise from you using or relying on information on this website and you should seek professional advice before taking any action on the basis of the content of the website.

While we make every effort to keep the website up to date, we do not provide any guarantees, conditions or warranties that the content will be current, secure, accurate, complete or free from bugs or viruses. 

11. Complaints and requests to remove consent

You can ask for content to be removed from the website. 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 details including 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 will remove it.

For complaints, please see head to our enquiries page.

12. Information about you and your visits to the website

We collect information about you in accordance with our privacy policy and our cookie policy.

By using the website, you agree to us collecting this information and confirm that any data you provide is accurate.

13. Virus protection

We make every effort to check and test the website for viruses. You must make sure that the way you use the website 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 website.

14. Viruses, hacking and other offences

When using the website, 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 website, the server on which it’s stored, or any server, computer or database connected to it.

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

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

15. 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 website (whether it be contractual or non-contractual), will be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of England and Wales. 

16. General

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.

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.