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PPA Carbon Calculator – Terms and Conditions

The PPA Carbon Calculator web application at www.ppacarboncalculator.co.uk (the “Calculator”) is provided by the Professional Publishers Association Ltd ("PPA") and Innventia UK (“Innventia”). PPA is registered in England and Wales under company number 132310 and our registered office is at Queens House, 28 Kingsway, London WC2B 6JR. Our VAT number is 341 1391 90.

Throughout these terms and conditions PPA and Innventia are referred to as “we”, “us” or “our”. “User”, “you” and “your” means you as the user of the Calculator.

1. Use of the Calculator

By accessing the Calculator you agree to these terms and conditions of use (the “Terms”). You should read the Terms prior to using the Calculator and either save or print out a copy for future reference. If you do not agree to these Terms you should not use the Calculator.

We may change the Terms from time to time. The revised Terms will be available via www.ppacarboncalculator.co.uk. You will be deemed to have accepted any changes to the Terms after you have been notified of the changes via www.ppacarboncalculator.co.uk and you continue to access or use the Calculator.

We reserve the right to withdraw, vary or suspend the Calculator at any time without notice..

The Calculator may only be used by current members of PPA (and any other party specifically authorised in writing by PPA).

2. What does the Calculator do?

The Calculator allows you to, among other things:

a. calculate the environmental impact of your publishing business without investing significant resources
b. calculate the carbon footprint of a printed magazine title or digital content, either by issue or over a specified period of time
c. better understand the impact of each part of the printed magazine or digital content life cycle
d. explore different scenarios to calculate the impact of different decisions in carbon terms.

3. Disclaimer

We have taken reasonable steps to ensure that the information, results and functions related to the Calculator are correct. However, the processes for calculating carbon footprints are extremely complex, all businesses are different and the carbon calculations depend on data provided by Users, which may mean that the calculations are inaccurate. As such, we do not warrant that the information, results (including without limitation any carbon calculations) and functions related to the Calculator are accurate, complete or error free.

The material, information and services available on the Calculator are provided on an “as is” basis, without any representations, warranties, conditions, guarantees or other terms of any kind. Accordingly, to the maximum extent permitted by law, we provide you with the Calculator on the basis that we exclude all representations, warranties, conditions, guarantees and other terms (whether express or implied).

The Calculator is intended to provide general information only and, as such, should not be considered as a substitute for specialist advice covering any specific situation. Users should seek appropriate advice before taking or refraining from taking any action in reliance on any information they obtain via the Calculator. You log in to and use the Calculator entirely at your own risk.

4. Liability

You are specifically reminded that the internet is not a secure network. Accordingly, we cannot be held liable for any contamination with a virus (or any other malicious code) of a User’s device or any intrusion by a third party therein, and we exclude all liability for the consequences of any User’s connection to the internet via the Calculator.

In particular, we may not be held liable for any harm caused to the Users, their computer equipment and the data stored therein, nor for any consequences that may arise with regard to their personal or professional activity. We do not accept liability for any failure to maintain the Calculator.

Moreover, we may not be held liable in the event that one or more Users is unable to log in to the Calculator as a result of any technical defect or any problem related in particular to network congestion or factors beyond our reasonable control.

We shall not be liable, howsoever caused, under or in connection with these Terms for any:

a. loss of profits, sales, business, or revenue
b. business interruption
c. loss of anticipated savings
d. loss of business opportunity, goodwill or reputation, or
e. indirect, special, incidental or consequential loss or damage (even if advised of the possibility of such damages).

Nothing in these Terms shall limit or exclude our liability for:

f. death or personal injury resulting from our negligence
g. fraud, and
h. any other liability that cannot be excluded or limited by any applicable law.

Subject to the remaining provisions of this clause 4, our maximum aggregate liability to any User under or in connection with these Terms (and whether in contract, tort or otherwise) shall not exceed £ 100.

5. User’s obligations

You agree to use the Calculator and its functions in the normal manner and in accordance with current legal and regulatory provisions.

It is the Users’ responsibility to take all appropriate steps to protect their data and/or software stored on their computer equipment against any infringement or damage.

In order to access and use the Calculator PPA members and other authorised Users will be supplied with a user identification code and/or a password, which must be treated as confidential and not be disclosed 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 reasonable opinion you have failed to comply with any of the provisions of the Terms.

In general, you agree to indemnify us against any losses or harmful consequences directly or indirectly related to us being prosecuted by a third party as a result of your failure to comply with any of the Terms, and to pay all reasonable legal fees and other unrecoverable fees and expenses that may result from any such action.

6. Privacy, your personal data and cookies

The privacy of your personal data is important to us. We collect information from you at various places on the Website, for example when you submit a Contact Us form.

For details of how PPA will use your personal data, please see our Privacy Policy.

The use of the Calculator may require that cookies (or other similar technology) which record information about your use of the Calculator be set on your computer or other device. This type of cookie does not allow us to identify you; rather, it records information about your browsing history (pages viewed, the date and time at which they were viewed, etc.) that we can read upon your subsequent visits. The length of time for which this information remains on your device will depend on how your browser is configured.

Please note that you can use your device’s browser configuration settings to block the use of cookies, but access to certain services and sections of the Calculator may be altered or even rendered impossible if cookies are blocked.

For details about how PPA uses cookies, please see our Cookies Policy.

7. Intellectual Property

Authorised User’s are granted a non-transferable, non-exclusive right to use the Calculator in connection with a PPA member business, subject to the Terms. The rights granted in no way entitle you to modify, sell, sublicense or transfer the rights to the Calculator and we reserve all other rights not expressly granted in this Terms.

The general structure, data, text, software, illustrations, images and other components of the Calculator (the “Creations”) are the exclusive property of PPA or are used with the permission of their owners, and are subject to and protected by copyright and other intellectual property rights.

Trademarks and logos (the “Trademarks”) displayed on the Calculator are the property of PPA or are used with the permission of their owners. No inference may be made with respect to a licence or any right to use the Trademarks shown in the Calculator.

Accordingly, any reproduction, imitation, use, affixing, representation or redistribution of the Creations and/or the Trademarks, in whole or in part, via any current or future medium, electronic or otherwise, is prohibited.

8. Licence use and restrictions

You must not:

a. use the Calculator in any unlawful manner, for any unlawful purpose, or in any manner inconsistent with this Terms, or act fraudulently or maliciously, for example, by hacking into or inserting malicious code, including viruses, or harmful data, into the Calculator or any operating system;
b. infringe our intellectual property rights or those of any third party in relation to your use of the Calculator (to the extent that such use is not licensed by the Terms);
c. transmit any material that is defamatory, offensive or otherwise objectionable in relation to your use of the Calculator;
d. use the Calculator in a way that could damage, disable, overburden, impair or compromise our systems or security or interfere with other users.

9. Contact

If you encounter a problem with the Calculator, please bring it to our attention by contacting us at environment@ppa.co.uk.

10. General

If any term of these Terms is found to be illegal, invalid or unenforceable under any applicable law, such term shall, insofar as it is severable from the remaining terms, be deemed omitted and shall in no way affect the legality, validity or enforceability of the remaining terms.

The Terms are governed by English law and in the event of a dispute arising out of or in connection with the Terms, the courts of England will have exclusive jurisdiction