Please read these terms and conditions carefully before using this site as they are a legally binding agreement between you and AHDB.


What is in these terms and conditions?

These terms and conditions tell you the rules for using our website (referred to as the ‘site’). Throughout this document, we refer to the terms and conditions as the ‘terms’. A reference to ‘you’ or ‘your’ is a reference to the user of this site.


Click on the links below to go straight to more information on each area:

  1. Who we are and how to contact us.
  2. By using our site you accept these terms.
  3. We may make changes to our terms.
  4. We may make changes to our site.
  5. Your obligations and acceptable use.
  6. Intellectual property.
  7. Warranty.
  8. Barring from the site.
  9. We may suspend or withdraw our site.
  10. We are not responsible for the websites we link to
  11. Third parties.
  12. Our responsibility for loss or damage suffered by you – disclaimer.
  13. Which country’s laws apply to any disputes?


  1. Who we are and how to contact us

1.1   We are the Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB). We are a United Kingdom levy board established by statute (The Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board Order 2008) to help improve the efficiency, productivity and marketing of sectors of the United Kingdom agriculture and horticulture industry. Our headquarters address is Stoneleigh Park, Kenilworth, Warwickshire CV8 2TL, United Kingdom. We are the owners of the site. The site is operated on our behalf by Orphmedia.

1.2   To contact us, please email [email protected]


  1. By using our site you accept these terms

2.2   These terms set out all of the rules and obligations that apply to your use of the site.

2.2   By using our site, you confirm that you accept these terms and that you agree to comply with them. If you do not agree to these terms, you must not use our site. These terms are a legally binding agreement between you and AHDB.

2.3   These terms may also make reference to other terms that apply when using our site, such as our Privacy Notice and Cookie Policy.


  1. We may make changes to our terms

3.1   We amend these terms from time to time by updating them on the site. Please check these terms to ensure that you understand the terms that apply each time you wish to use our site.


  1. We may make changes to our site

4.1   We may, from time to time, change the content of this site or suspend or discontinue any aspect of this site, which may include your access to it.


  1. Your obligations and acceptable use

5.1   You accept that you are solely responsible for ensuring that your computer meets all relevant technical specification necessary to use this site and that your computer is compatible with this site.

5.2   You must not misuse our system or this site. In particular, you must not hack into, circumvent security or otherwise disrupt the operation of our system and this site, or attempt to carry out any of the foregoing. This includes introducing viruses, Trojans, worms, logic bombs or other material which is, or could be, malicious or technologically harmful. You must not misuse any forms on the site and any forms you submit must be a genuine enquiry.

5.3   You must not use, or attempt to use, any automated programme (including, without limitation, any spider or other web crawler) to access our system or this site. You must not use any scraping technology on the site. Any such use, or attempted use, of an automated programme shall be a misuse of our system and this site. Obtaining access to any part of our system or this site by means of any such automated programmes is strictly unauthorised.

5.4   You must not upload or use inappropriate or offensive language or content or solicit any commercial services in any communication, form, or email you send or submit, from or to the site.

5.5   Whenever you make use of any feature that allows you to upload any content to our site, or to make contact with any other users via our site (if applicable), you must comply with the content standards set out in these terms.


  1. Intellectual property

6.1   This website and its content is copyright of AHDB © Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board 2020. All rights reserved.

6.2   The copyright and all other intellectual property rights in this site (including trademarks, service marks, trading names, text, graphics, code, files, links and other materials published on it) belong to us or our licensor(s). All rights are reserved.

6.3   Subject to clause 5, and subject to the following provisions, you may download material from this site.

6.4   However, you must not, modify, republish, store (in whole or in part) frame, pass off, or link to any other material or information on, or downloaded from, this site without prior written consent.

6.5   Unless the content is covered by a separate copyright statement and where our site allows it –

6.5.1.   You may copy, transmit, redistribute or reproduce part or all of any content, and

6.5.2   You may print or download to a local hard disc extracts for your personal and commercial use, and

6.5.3   You may copy or transmit the content to individual third parties for their personal use only,

6.5.4.   SUBJECT TO THE FOLLOWING:   You agree not to make any change, amendment, modification, addition, or deletion to any content, meaning or message, and   You agree to acknowledge AHDB as the source of any material, and   You may not, except with our express written permission, commercially exploit the content. Nor may you transmit it or store it in any other website or other form of electronic retrieval system.


  1.   Warranty

7.1   While we endeavour to ensure that any material available for downloading from this site is not contaminated in any way, we do not warrant that such material will be free from infection, viruses and/or similar code.

7.2   Due to the nature of software and the internet, we do not warrant that your access to, or the running of, this site will be uninterrupted, or error-free. We may suspend, withdraw, discontinue or change all, or any part, of our site without notice. We shall not be liable if you cannot access our site due to circumstances beyond our control.

7.3   The content provided on this site is for general information only and does not constitute specific advice. Although we make reasonable efforts to update, and keep correct, the information on our site, we make no representations, warranties, or guarantees of any kind, whether express or implied, that the content on our site is accurate, complete or up to date. We give no warranties, guarantees or representations that the site or any information available on it is reliable, suitable or available for any specific purpose. Any reliance you place on the site and any information is therefore strictly at your own risk. It is your responsibility to ensure that any use of this website, or information available through it, meets your specific requirements.

7.4   To the extent permitted by law, we exclude all conditions, warranties, representations or other terms which may apply to our site or any content on it, whether express or implied.


  1. Barring from the site

8.1   We reserve the right to bar users from this site and/or restrict or disable their access to, or use of, any, or all, elements of the site, on a permanent or temporary basis at our sole discretion.


  1. We may suspend or withdraw our site

9.1   Our site is made available free of charge.

9.2   We do not guarantee that our site, or any content on it, will always be available or be uninterrupted. We may suspend or withdraw or restrict the availability of all, or any part, of our site for business and operational reasons. You are also responsible for ensuring that all persons who access our site through your internet connection are aware of these terms and other applicable terms and conditions, and that they comply with them.


  1. We are not responsible for websites we link to

10.1   This site contains links to websites operated by third parties. We have no control over their individual content. We give no warranties or representations as to the accuracy or completeness of any of the information appearing in relation to any linked websites. The links are for your convenience only. We do not endorse or recommend any views expressed within them, nor any products or services advertised on those websites. If you decide to access any third-party website linked from this site, or use any information available, you do so at your own risk.


  1. Third parties

11.1   A person who is not a party to this agreement between you and AHDB shall not have any rights under the UK Contracts (Rights of Third Parties) Act 1999 to enforce any of the provisions of this agreement.


  1. Our responsibility for loss or damage suffered by you – disclaimer

12.1   Whether you are an individual consumer or a business user, we do not exclude, or limit in any way, our liability to you where it would be unlawful to do so. This includes liability for death or personal injury caused by our negligence or the negligence of our employees, agents or subcontractors and for fraud or fraudulent misrepresentation.

12.2   Subject to clause 12.1, we will not be liable for any failures due to software or internet errors or unavailability, technical issues or any other circumstances beyond our control. We do make every effort to keep the website up and running smoothly.

12.3   We will not be liable for any loss or damage caused by a virus, distributed denial-of-service attack or other technologically harmful material that may infect your computer equipment, computer programmes, data or other proprietary material due to your use of our site or to your downloading of any content on it, or any website linked to it.

12.4   If you are a business user, subject to clause 12.1:

12.4.1   We exclude all implied conditions, warranties, representations or other terms that may apply to our site or any content on it.

12.4.2   We will not be liable to you for any loss or damage, whether in contract, tort (including negligence), breach of statutory duty or otherwise, even if foreseeable, arising under or in connection with:   Use of, or inability to use, our site, or   Use of, or reliance on, any content displayed on our site.

12.4.3   In particular, we will not be liable for any:   Loss of any data, profits, sales, business, or revenue;   Business interruption;   Loss of anticipated savings;   Loss of business opportunity, goodwill or reputation; or   Any indirect or consequential loss or damage.


  1. Which country’s laws apply to any dispute?

13.1   These terms, their subject matter and their formation (and any non-contractual disputes or claims) are governed by English law. We both agree to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of England and Wales.