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Terms and Conditions

You must not, without our prior written consent, use any part of the materials on our site:

a) for commercial purposes without obtaining a license to do so from us or our licensors;
b) in a tradable index or investment product;
c) in a subscription or fee-based database service; or
d) to be republished, packaged or resold for commercial purposes.

This page (together with the documents referred to on it) tells you the terms of use on which you may use our website cdsb.net (our site), whether as a guest or a registered user. Please read these terms of use carefully before you start to use the site. By accepting these terms and conditions, you indicate that you have read and understood them and that you agree to abide by them. If you do not agree to these terms of use, you will not be able to use our site.

Information about us

www.cdsb.net is a site operated by Climate Disclosure Standards Board (CDSB), a program of CDP Worldwide, registered charity number 1122330, a company limited by guarantee 05013650 and its wholly owned subsidiary CDP operations Ltd company registration number 06602534 (together CDSB, CDP, we or us). Our headquarters are at CDP Worldwide, 71 Queen Victoria Street, London EC4V 4AY, United Kingdom.

CDP Worldwide is regulated by the Charity Commission for England and Wales.

Accessing our site

Access to our site is permitted on a temporary basis, and we reserve the right to withdraw or amend the service we provide on our site without notice (see below). We will not be liable if for any reason our site is unavailable at any time or for any period.

From time to time, we may allow access to other parts of of our site or our entire site, only to users who have registered with us.

If you choose, or you are provided with, a user identification code, password or any other piece of information as part of our security procedures, you must treat such information as confidential, and you must not disclose it to any third party. We have the right to disable any user identification code or password, whether chosen by you or allocated by us, at any time, if in our opinion you have failed to comply with any of the provisions of these terms of use.

When using our site, you must comply with the provisions of our Acceptable Use Policy

You are responsible for making all arrangements necessary for you to have access to our site. You are also responsible for ensuring that all persons who access our site through your internet connection are aware of these terms, and that they comply with them.

Intellectual property rights

We are the owner or the licensee of all intellectual property rights for our site, and the material published on it. Those works are protected by copyright laws and treaties around the world. All such rights are reserved.

You may retrieve and view content from our site, print off one copy of individual pages, and may store these pages for research, your personal use, or other non-commercial use, provided that wherever you cite the data, you credit “Climate Disclosure Standards Board” as the source. You may also use content from our site in editorial content, provided that you credit “Climate Disclosure Standards Board” as the source. You must not modify the paper or digital copies of any materials you have printed off or downloaded in any way, and you must not use any illustrations, photographs, video or audio sequences or any graphics separately from any accompanying text without prior written permission from CDP.

Our status (and that of any identified contributors) as the authors of material on our site must always be acknowledged.

You must not, without our prior written consent, use any part of the materials on our site:

  1. for commercial purposes without obtaining a license to do so from us or our licensors;
  2. in a tradable index or investment product;
  3. in a subscription or fee-based database service; or
  4. to be re-published, packaged or resold for commercial purposes.

If you print off, copy or download any part of our site in breach of these terms of use, your right to use our site will cease immediately and you must, at our request, return or destroy any copies of the materials you have made.

If you wish to use data from our site in any way not expressly permitted in these terms or wish to access further responses on our site please contact Mardi McBrien at .

Reliance on information posted

Commentary and other materials posted on our site are not intended to amount to advice on which reliance should be placed. We therefore disclaim all liability and responsibility arising from any reliance placed on such materials by any visitor to our site, or by anyone who may be informed of any of its contents.

Our site changes regularly

We aim to update our site regularly, and may change the content at any time. If the need arises, we may suspend access to our site, or close it indefinitely. Any of the material on our site may be out of date at any given time, and we are under no obligation to update such material.

Our liability

We do not examine or edit other data accessible via our site. Accordingly, the material displayed on our site is provided without any guarantees, conditions or warranties as to its accuracy. To the extent permitted by law, we and third parties connected to us hereby expressly exclude:

  • All conditions, warranties and other terms which might otherwise be implied by statute, common law or the law of equity.
  • Any liability for any direct, indirect or consequential loss or damage incurred by any user in connection with our site or in connection with the use, inability to use, or results of the use of our site, any websites linked to it and any materials posted on it, including, without limitation any liability for:
  1. loss of income or revenue;
  2. loss of business;
  3. loss of profits or contracts;
  4. loss of anticipated savings;
  5. loss of data;
  6. loss of goodwill; and
  7. wasted management or office time.

This also expressly excludes any liability for any other loss or damage of any kind, however arising and whether caused by tort (including negligence), breach of contract or otherwise, even if foreseeable, provided that this condition shall not prevent claims for loss of or damage to your tangible property or any other claims for direct financial loss that are not excluded by any of the categories set out above.

This does not affect our liability for death or personal injury arising from our negligence, nor our liability for fraudulent misrepresentation or misrepresentation as to a fundamental matter, nor any other liability which cannot be excluded or limited under applicable law.

Information about you and visits to our site

Within portions of our site that require you to register to use them, you must provide accurate and complete registration information. You must inform us of any changes to the personal data that we hold about you. We process information provided by you in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998 and Privacy Statement.. Unless explicitly stated, we will not pass your personal data to any third party. By using our site, you consent to such processing and you warrant that all data provided by you is accurate.

Uploading material to our site

Whenever you make use of a feature that allows you to upload material to our site, or to make contact with other users of our site, you must comply with the content standards set out in our Acceptable Use Policy warrant that any such contribution complies with those standards, and you indemnify us for any breach of that warranty.

We will not be responsible, or liable to any third party, for the content or accuracy of any materials posted by you or any other user of our site.

We have the right to remove any material or posting you make on our site if, in our opinion, such material does not comply with the content standards set out in our acceptable use policy insert hyperlink to accessible use page

Viruses, hacking and other offences

You must not damage, interfere with or disrupt access to our site, or do anything which might interrupt or impair its functionality. You must not misuse our site by knowingly introducing viruses, trojans, worms, logic bombs or other material which is malicious or technologically harmful. You must not attempt to gain unauthorized access to our site, the server on which our site is stored or any server, computer or database connected to our site. You must not attack our site via a denial-of-service attack or a distributed denial-of service attack.

By breaching this provision, you may commit a criminal offence under the Computer Misuse Act 1990. We will report any such potential breach to the relevant law enforcement authorities and we will co-operate with those authorities by disclosing your identity to them. In the event of such a breach, your right to use our site will cease immediately.

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

Linking to our site

You may link to the home page of our site, provided you do so in a way that is fair and legal and does not damage our reputation or take advantage of it, but you must not establish a link in such a way as to suggest any form of association, approval or endorsement on our part where none exists.

You must not establish a link from any website that is not owned by you.

Our site must not be framed on any other site, nor may you create a link to any part of our site other than the home page. We reserve the right to withdraw linking permission without notice. The website from which you are linking must comply in all respects with the content standards set out in our Acceptable Use Policy

If you wish to make any use of material on our site other than that set out above, please address your request to .

Links from our site

Where our site contains links to other sites and resources provided by third parties, these links are provided for your information only. We have no control over the contents of those sites or resources, and accept no responsibility for them or for any loss or damage that may arise from your use of them.

Jurisdiction and applicable law

The English courts will have exclusive jurisdiction over any claim arising from, or related to, a visit to our site although we retain the right to bring proceedings against you for breach of these conditions in your country of residence or any other relevant country.
These terms of use and any dispute or claim arising out of or in connection with them or their subject matter or formation (including non-contractual disputes or claims) shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the law of England and Wales.

Variations

We may revise these terms of use at any time by amending this page. You are expected to check this page from time to time to take notice of any changes we made, as they are binding on you. Some of the provisions contained in these terms of use may also be superseded by provisions or notices published elsewhere on our site.

Your concerns

If you have any concerns about material which appears on our site, please contact .

Thank you for visiting our site.

Acceptable Use Policy

This acceptable use policy sets out the terms between you and us under which you may access our website www.cdsb.net (our site). This acceptable use policy applies to all users of, and visitors to, our site.

Your use of our site means that you accept, and agree to abide by, all the policies in this acceptable use policy, which supplement our website use Terms and Conditions.

www.cdsb.net is a site operated pn behalf of the Climate Disclosure Standards Board (CDSB) by CDP Worldwide, registered charity number 1122330, a company limited by guarantee 05013650 and its wholly owned subsidiary CDP operations Ltd company registration number 06602534 (together CDSB, CDP, we or us). Our headquarters and registered office are at  3rd Floor, Quadrant House, 4 Thomas More Square, Thomas More Street, London E1W 1YW, United Kingdom.

[CDP Worldwide is regulated by The Charity Commission for England and Wales].

Prohibited Uses

You may use our site only for lawful purposes. You may not use our site:

(a) in any way that breaches any applicable local, national or international law or regulation;
(b) in any way that is unlawful or fraudulent, or has any unlawful or fraudulent purpose or effect;
(c) for the purpose of harming or attempting to harm minors in any way;
(d) to send, knowingly receive, upload, download, use or re-use any material which does not comply with our content standards set out below;
(e) to transmit, or procure the sending of, any unsolicited or unauthorized advertising or promotional material or any other form of similar solicitation (spam); or
(f) to knowingly transmit any data, send or upload any material that contains viruses, Trojan horses, worms, time-bombs, keystroke loggers, spyware, adware or any other harmful programs or similar computer code designed to adversely affect the operation of any computer software or hardware.

You also agree:

(a) not to reproduce, duplicate, copy or re-sell any part of our site in contravention of the provisions of our website use Terms and Conditions and
(b) not to access without authority, interfere with, damage or disrupt:
(i) any part of our site;
(ii) any equipment or network on which our site is stored;
(iii) any software used in the provision of our site; or
(iv) any equipment or network or software owned or used by any third party.

Interactive services

We may from time to time provide interactive services on our site, including, without limitation:

(a) chat rooms;
(b) bulletin boards
(c) any other interactive features (interactive services).

Where we do provide any interactive service, we will provide clear information to you about the kind of service offered, if it is moderated and what form of moderation is used (including whether it is human or technical).
We will do our best to assess any possible risks for users (and in particular, for children) from third parties when they use any interactive service provided on our site, and we will decide in each case whether it is appropriate to use moderation of the relevant service (including what kind of moderation to use) in the light of those risks. However, we are under no obligation to oversee, monitor or moderate any interactive service we provide on our site, and we expressly exclude our liability for any loss or damage arising from the use of any interactive service by a user in contravention of our content standards, whether the service is moderated or not.

The use of any of our interactive services by a minor is subject to the consent of their parent or guardian. We advise parents who permit their children to use an interactive service that it is important that they communicate with their children about their safety online, as moderation is not foolproof. Minors who are using any interactive service should be made aware of the potential risks to them.
Where we do moderate an interactive service, we will normally provide you with a means of contacting the moderator, should a concern or difficulty arise.

Content standards

These content standards apply to any and all material which you contribute to our site (contributions), and to any interactive services associated with it.

You must comply with the spirit of the following standards as well as the letter. The standards apply to each part of any contribution as well as to its whole.
Contributions must:
(a) be accurate (where they state facts);
(b) be genuinely held (where they state opinions); and
(c) comply with applicable law in the UK and in any country from which they are posted.
Contributions must not:
(a) contain any material which is defamatory of any person;
(b) contain any material which is obscene, offensive, hateful or inflammatory;
(c) promote sexually explicit material;
(d) promote violence;
(e) promote discrimination based on race, sex, religion, nationality, disability, sexual orientation or age;
(f) infringe any copyright, database right or trade mark of any other person;
(g) be likely to deceive any person;
(h) be made in breach of any legal duty owed to a third party, such as a contractual duty or a duty of confidence;
(i) promote any illegal activity;
(j) be threatening, abuse or invade another's privacy, or cause annoyance, inconvenience or needless anxiety;
(k) be likely to harass, upset, embarrass, alarm or annoy any other person;
(l) be used to impersonate any person, or to misrepresent your identity or affiliation with any person;
(m) give the impression that they emanate from us, if this is not the case; or
(n) advocate, promote or assist any unlawful act such as (by way of example only) copyright infringement or computer misuse.

Suspension and termination

We will determine, in our discretion, whether there has been a breach of this acceptable use policy through your use of our site. When a breach of this policy has occurred, we may take such action as we deem appropriate.

Failure to comply with this acceptable use policy constitutes a material breach of the terms of website use Terms and Conditions upon which you are permitted to use our site, and may result in our taking all or any of the following actions:
(a) immediate, temporary or permanent withdrawal of your right to use our site;
(b) immediate, temporary or permanent removal of any posting or material uploaded by you to our site;
(c) issue of a warning to you;
(d) legal proceedings against you for reimbursement of all costs on an indemnity basis (including, but not limited to, reasonable administrative and legal costs) resulting from the breach;
(e) further legal action against you; and
(f) disclosure of such information to law enforcement authorities as we feel is reasonably necessary.

We exclude liability for actions taken in response to breaches of this acceptable use policy. The responses described in this policy are not limited, and we may take any other action we reasonably deem appropriate.

Changes to the acceptable use policy

We may revise this acceptable use policy at any time by amending this page. You are expected to check this page from time to time to take notice of any changes we make, as they are legally binding on you. Some of the provisions contained in this acceptable use policy may also be superseded by provisions or notices published elsewhere on our site.

Accessibility Statement

The Climate Disclosure Standards Board (CDSB) is committed to making its data as widely available as possible, and as such we have worked to make this site a good experience for users of all abilities and technologies. If this site does not meet your needs please contact .

Standards Compliance

  • All pages on this site are HTML5
  • All pages on this site use structured semantic markup. For example, h1 and h2 tags are used to convey document format. h1 tags are used for main titles, h2 tags for subtitles etc.

Validation

  • All pages on this site use valid markup, validated using the HTML validation service provided by the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C).
  • All pages on this site are presented using Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) and have been validated using the CSS validation service provided by the W3C.

Navigation

Primary site navigation is located (default view) near the top of each page.

Navigation aids

  • All pages have rel=home links to aid navigation in text-only browsers.
  • A link to the home page is available on each page.
  • Navigation menus are marked up as HTML lists and styled with CSS.

JavaScript

To enhance user experience this site utilises JavaScript. If JavaScript is disabled or your browsing software does not support JavaScript the site is still fully functional

Links

  • Many links have title attributes, which describe the link in greater detail, (unless the text of the link already fully describes the target).
  • Links are written to make sense out of context.

Skip links

For users of text-only browsers, the skip content link is made visible at the top each page.

Images

All content images used in this site include descriptive ALT attributes.

Visual design

  • This site uses cascading style sheets for visual layout.
  • If your browser or browsing device does not support stylesheets at all, the content of each page is still readable.
  • This site uses relative font sizes, compatible with the user-specified "text size" option in visual browsers.

Colour combinations

Foreground and background colours have been used that provide a good level of contrast and therefore easy to read. Throughout the site, colour is never used as the only way to convey information.

CDSB Website Privacy Policy

This privacy policy sets out how Climate Disclosure Standards Board (here on in referred to as CDSB) uses and protects any information that you give CDSB when you use this website.

CDSB is committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected. Should we ask you to provide certain information by which you can be identified when using this website, you can be assured that it will only be used in accordance with this privacy statement.

CDSB may change this policy from time to time by updating this page. You should check this page from time to time to ensure that you are happy with any changes.

For the purpose of the Data Protection Act 1998 (the Act), the data controller is the Climate Disclosure Standards Board.

Information we may collect from you

We may collect and process the following information:

  • name and contact information including email address provided by filling in forms on our site www.cdsb.net (our site). This includes information provided at the time of registering to use our site, subscribing tour services, posting material or requesting further services. We may also ask you for information when you report a problem on our site;
  • other information relevant to customer surveys and/or offers;
  • if you contact us, we may keep a record of that correspondence; and
  • details of your visits to our site and the resources that you access.

What we do with the information we gather

We use information to understand your needs and provide you with a better service. In particular is held about you in the following ways:

  • to ensure that content from our site is presented in the most effective manner for you and for your computer;
  • to provide you with information, products or services that you request from us or which we feel may interest you, unless you have requested that you are not contacted for such purposes;
  • to carry out our obligations arising from any contracts entered into between you and us;
  • to allow you to participate in interactive features of our service, when you choose to do so; and
  • to notify you about changes to our service.

Security

We are committed to ensuring that your information is secure. In order to prevent unauthorised access or disclosure, we have put in place suitable physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online.

How we use cookies

We may collect information about your computer, including where available your IP address, operating system and browser type. This is statistical data about our users' browsing actions and patterns, and does not identify any individual.

For the same reason, we may obtain information about your general internet usage by using a cookie file which is stored on the hard drive of your computer. A cookie is a small file which asks permission to be placed on your computer's hard drive. Once you agree, the file is added and the cookie helps analyse web traffic or lets you know when you visit a particular site. Cookies allow web applications to respond to you as an individual. The web application can tailor its operations to your needs, likes and dislikes by gathering and remembering information about your preferences.

Cookies help CDSB to improve our site and to deliver a better and more personalized service. They enable us:

  • to estimate our audience size and usage pattern;
  • to store information about your preferences, and so allow us to customize our site according to your individual interests;
  • to speed up your searches; and
  • to recognize you when you return to our site.

You may refuse to accept cookies by activating the setting on your browser which allows you to refuse the setting of cookies. However, if you select this setting you may be unable to access certain parts of our site. Unless you have adjusted your browser setting so that it will refuse cookies, our system will issue cookies when you log on to our site.

Links to other websites

Our website may contain links to other websites of interest. However, once you have used these links to leave our site, you should note that we do not have any control over that other website. Therefore, we cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide whilst visiting such sites and such sites are not governed by this privacy statement. You should exercise caution and look at the privacy statement applicable to the website in question before you submit any personal data to these websites.

Your rights

You can choose to restrict the collection or use of your personal information in the following ways:

  • whenever you are asked to fill in a form on the website, look for the box that you can click to indicate that you do not want the information to be used by anybody for direct marketing purposes
  • if you have previously agreed to us using your personal information for direct marketing purposes, you may change your mind at any time by writing to or emailing us
  • We will not sell, distribute or lease your personal information to third parties unless we have your permission or are required by law to do so. We may use your personal information to send you promotional information about third parties which we think you may find interesting if you tell us that you wish this to happen.

You may request details of personal information which we hold about you under the Data Protection Act 1998. Your right of access can be exercised in accordance with the Act. Any access request may be subject to a fee of £10 to meet our costs in providing you with details of the information we hold about you. If you would like a copy of the information held on you please contact us.

If you believe that any information we are holding on you is incorrect or incomplete, please write to or email us as soon as possible. We will promptly correct any information found to be incorrect.

Contact

Questions, comments and requests regarding this privacy policy are welcomed and should be addressed to .