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Terms of use

This page (together with the documents referred to on it) outlines the terms of use of our website (our site), whether as a guest or a registered user. Please read these terms of use carefully. By using our site, you indicate that you accept these terms of use and that you agree to abide by them. If you do not agree to these terms of use, please refrain from using our site.


Accessing our site

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

Intellectual property rights

ETCO are the owner or the licensee of all intellectual property rights in our site, and in the material published on it, including all guidelines, unless otherwise stated. Those works are protected by international copyright laws and treaties. All such rights are reserved.

You may print off one copy, and may download extracts, of any page(s) from our site for your personal reference and you may draw the attention of others within your organisation to material posted on our site.

You must not modify in any way the paper or digital copies of any materials you have printed off or downloaded, and you must not use any illustrations, photographs, video or audio sequences or any graphics separately from any accompanying text.

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

You must not use any part of the materials on our site for commercial purposes without obtaining a licence to do so from us or our licensors.

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 option, return or destroy any copies of the materials you have made. You will also be liable for any financial penalty incurred by the ETCO associated with such unauthorised activity. 

Linking to our site

You may link to 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 without written agreement of the ETCO.

Our site must not be framed on any other site. We reserve the right to withdraw linking permission without notice.

Data protection

The ETCO adheres to General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) which governs the collection and management of personal information. If you have any concerns about personal details or images on this site, please contact  

You can find further details in our data protection policy


Limitations of use

Under no circumstances shall the ETCO be liable for any special or consequential damages arising from the use or reliance on information contained within this website.

Links to other sites

The ETCO accepts no responsibility whatsoever for linked websites or any information contained therein.


This statement was last updated January 2021

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