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Terms and conditions

This page (together with all documents or web links referred to on it) sets out the terms and conditions governing your access to this website. These terms apply to site visitors and registered Network members. Please read these terms of use carefully before you start to use the site. By entering our site, you accept these terms of use and agree always to act in accordance with them. If you do not agree to these terms of use, please do not use this website.

About us

The High Value Chemicals from Plants Network is a Network in Industrial Biotechnology and Bioenergy, a BBSRC NIBB, which was awarded to the University of York by the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council. The website of the High Value Chemicals from Plants Network is hosted by Castlegate IT, York, UK.


Whilst every care has been taken in preparing the information published on this website, the University does not guarantee the accuracy or currency of the content. The University cannot be held responsible for any errors or omissions and accepts no liability whatsoever for any loss or damage howsoever arising. The University reserves the right to remove or alter content or take down this website at any time without notice. Some content on this website is available to registered Network members only. For details on how to become a Network member please read the membership terms and conditions available at https://hvcfp.net/membership-terms-and-conditions/

Acceptable use of this website

You may use this website for any legal purposes. You must not use this website, whether knowingly or not, for any purposes which are unlawful or harmful. Your use of this website must not result in the transmission of any computer viruses or any other harmful or deleterious files or programs.

Links to third party information

This website includes links to third party web sites. These links are used to provide further information and are not intended to signify that the University endorses such websites and/or their content. The University takes no responsibility for any loss or damage suffered as a result of using the information published on any of the pages of the linked web sites.

Linking to this website

You may not create a link to our home page without our explicit permission. Please contact the Network Manager to seek permission.


The University of York is committed to making this website accessible as possible to all in accordance with World Wide Web Consortium design standards. Any problems encountered with accessing material on this site should be reported to the Network Manager.


All the content of this website, unless explicitly stated otherwise, is copyright of the University of York. You will not modify the paper or digital copies of any materials you have printed off or downloaded from this website and you must not use any illustrations, photographs or graphics separately from any accompanying text. You will acknowledge the source of any material downloaded or printed from the Network website.



Data Protection

The High Value Chemicals from Plants Network has produced a privacy notice available at https://hvcfp.net/privacy-notice/ which sets out the ways in which your data is gathered, used, stored and shared. It also sets out how long we keep your data and what rights you have in relation to your data under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

Freedom of Information Act

The University is committed to the principles of freedom of information. The University’s Freedom of Information Policy, its Publication Scheme and information for requesters are given at http://www.york.ac.uk/records-management/foi/


The University maintains logs of its servers’ activities. The server log files include the IP address of each computer which accesses the University’s website. The logs are used to support essential maintenance of the site including analysing how the site is used. Server logs are kept for 30 days and then overwritten.

Personal Information

Website visitors will not be asked to provide personal information unless they choose to become a member of the High Value Chemicals from Plants network. In this instance, they will be required to agree to the separate membership terms and conditions available at https://hvcfp.net/membership-terms-and-conditions/


A cookie is a small text file which helps your web browser navigate through a particular website. The cookie can then be read back later by the web browser as required. The use of cookies is a convenient way of allowing a computer to remember specific information relating to a website which has been visited. For further information about cookies including a detailed definition, please consult All About Cookies.

Managing / deleting cookies from this site

You can manage cookies from this site, including blocking or deleting them, by changing the settings in your web browser. However, please note that deleting cookies may result in parts of this site and its online services not working as expected.

Cookie usage

Cookies are used to help with the planning, operation and development of the website.  They are also used to target information at specific audiences.  The site uses the following cookies:

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These cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use our site. We use the information to compile reports and to help us improve the site. The cookies collect information in an anonymous form, including the number of visitors to the site, where visitors have come to the site from and the pages they visited.
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The University welcomes comments and suggestions about this website. Feedback can be provided by contacting the Network Manager. If you wish to make a complaint, this should also be addressed to the Network manager.

Changes to website terms of use

We may revise these terms of use at any time by amending this page. It is your responsibility to check from time to time and take notice of any changes we make.


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