Terms and Conditions


1.1        These terms and conditions (“T&Cs”) provide information in relation to your use of the website and all sub-domains accessible via http://www.waveenergyscotland.co.uk (the "Website"). They also tell you: - what your rights are; what We are responsible for; and how the Website can be used by you (“You”). Please read these T&Cs carefully to ensure that You are aware of your obligations. If anything in these terms and conditions is unclear, please feel free to e-mail Us at info@waveenergyscotland.co.uk

1.2        The Website is operated by Wave Energy Scotland Limited (“WES”, “We”, “Our”, “Us”) which is a Scottish registered company limited by guarantee (SC493764). Our registered office is at An Lòchran, 10 Inverness Campus, Inverness, Scotland, IV2 5NA.

1.3        You must only use this Website in accordance with these T&Cs.

1.4        By using this Website You are agreeing to comply with these T&Cs. If You do not agree to these T&Cs, please stop using the Website immediately.


2.1        These terms of use refer to the following additional terms, which also apply to your use of the Website:

2.2        Our Privacy Policy, which sets out the terms on which We process any personal data We collect from You, or that You provide to Us. By using the Website, You consent to such processing and You warrant that all data provided by You is accurate.

2.3        Our Cookie Policy, which sets out information about the cookies on the Website.


3.1        Sometimes We might make changes to or update the Website. However, the content available on the Website may not always be up to date and whilst We will try to keep it up to date, We are under no obligation to do so.

3.2        We will try to make sure everything on the Website is correct. However, You should note that We do not guarantee that everything on the Website is complete, accurate and free from errors and to the extent permitted by law We will not be held liable for any losses arising as a result of the information contained on the Website.


4.1        We make the Website available to You free of charge.

4.2        We cannot guarantee that the Website will always be available when You try to access it and that You will be able to access it without interruption. For example, technical issues may result in the Website being unavailable from time to time.

4.3        We might suspend, withdraw, discontinue or change the Website or part of it without any notice. If We do this We will not be responsible to You if the Website is unavailable at any time.


5.1        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. You must not disclose it to any third party.

5.2        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 these T&Cs.

If You know or suspect that anyone other than You knows your user identification code or password, You must promptly notify Us at wes@hient.co.uk.


6.1        You acknowledge and agree the property and/or any copyright or other intellectual property rights in the content made available on the Website and/or the Knowledge Library accessible via the Website (“Online Content”) belongs or is licensed to Us or to other businesses or individuals who have given Us permission to use that content or information on Our Website.

6.2        WES grants You a worldwide, royalty-free, non-exclusive, non-sub licensable licence to use the Online Content subject to the conditions of these T&Cs.

6.3        Certain parts of the Website and/or Knowledge Library are restricted to users who have been granted permission (“Authorised Users”) by WES to access specific areas of the Website or documents on the Knowledge Library under a Limited Release Licence (“Restricted Content”).

6.4        Access to and use of the Restricted Content is available to Authorised Users only and is governed by the Limited Release Licence. Nothing in these T&Cs grants You a licence to use the Restricted Online Content.

6.5        You are free to:

6.5.1        adapt the Online Content;

6.5.2        exploit the Online Content commercially and non-commercially for example, by combining it with other information, or by including it in your own project, products or applications.

6.6        You must acknowledge the source of any information used in any work containing or making use of the Online Content by linking to the source on the Website and acknowledge WES’s ownership or WES’s licensor’s ownership of the information taken from the Website.

6.7        You shall grant to WES a perpetual, worldwide, non-exclusive, royalty-free, transferable licence to use any work containing or making use of the Online Content (including any outputs or reports) for WES’s own internal purposes and You shall make such work available to WES upon request.

6.8        You must not:

6.8.1       download, store, reproduce, transmit, display, copy, distribute or use the Online Content for anything other than the use(s) permitted by these T&Cs; or

6.8.2        sub-licence, rent, lease, transfer or attempt to sell the rights in the Online Content to anyone else; or

6.8.3        make the Online Content available on any publicly available network; or

6.8.4        allow anyone else to use the Online Content, other than in accordance with these T&Cs.

6.9        If You believe that any Online Content is owned by You or violates Your copyright, You are encouraged to notify Us, setting out (where possible):

6.9.1        who You are;

6.9.2        how You own the relevant copyright work; and

6.9.3        details of the alleged infringement.

WES will respond to all such notices including, as required and if appropriate, by removing the infringing material or disabling all links to the infringing material.


7.1        Whenever You make use of a feature that allows You to upload content to the Website, or to make contact with other users of the Website, You must comply with the content standards set out in Our Acceptable Use Policy.

7.2        You warrant that any such contribution complies with those standards, and You will be liable to Us and indemnify Us for any breach of that warranty. This means You will be responsible for any loss or damage We suffer as a result of your breach of warranty.

7.3        Any content You upload to Our site will be considered non-confidential and non-proprietary. You retain all of your ownership rights in your content, but You are required to grant Us and other users of Our site a limited licence to use, store and copy that content and to distribute and make it available to third parties. The rights You license to Us are described below at clause 8

7.4        We also have the right to disclose your identity to any third party who is claiming that any content posted or uploaded by You to Our site constitutes a violation of their intellectual property rights, or of their right to privacy.

7.5        We have the right to remove any posting You make on Our site if, in Our opinion, your post does not comply with the content standards set out in Our Acceptable Use Policy.

7.6        You are solely responsible for securing and backing up your content.


8.1        When You upload or post content to Our site, You grant Us the following rights to use that content:

8.1.1        You grant WES a perpetual, worldwide, non-exclusive, royalty-free, transferable licence to use, reproduce, distribute, prepare derivative works of, display, and perform that user-generated content in connection with the service provided by the Website and promotion of the Website across different media.


9.1        The Website may include information and materials uploaded by other users of the site, including to bulletin boards, chat rooms and similar features where users of the site can upload and share content and media. This information and these materials have not been verified or approved by Us. The views expressed by other users on Our site do not represent Our views or values.

9.2        If You wish to complain about information and materials uploaded by other users please contact Us at info@waveenergyscotland.co.uk 


10.1        The information on the Website is provided for general information only. It is not advice or information, which You can rely on for any reason.


11.1        You are responsible for ensuring that Your computer system will let You use the Website and meets all relevant technical requirements to allow You to use the Website.

11.2        This clause sets out the full extent of Our potential liability to You as a user of the Website:

11.2.1        WES does not guarantee that any Online Content that You can download from the Website will be free from infection, viruses and/or other code that may contaminate or destroy property. You are responsible for putting in place and maintaining your own procedures and virus checks (including anti-virus, firewall and other security checks).

11.2.2        We do not guarantee that the Website will be continuously available 24 hours per day, 7 days per week, 365 days per year but We will try to keep downtime to a minimum.

11.2.3        We have no responsibility for the content of websites which You can link to from the Website. We do not endorse any of the websites You can link to from the Website and WES will not be liable for any loss which may arise from Your use of them. Any concerns regarding any external link from the Website should be directed to the website administrator or webmaster of the website to which that link was made.

11.2.4        Nothing in these T&Cs excludes or limits Our liability for death or personal injury arising from Our negligence or the negligence of Our employees, fraud or fraudulent misrepresentation or any liability that cannot be excluded or limited by law.

11.2.5      To the extent permitted by law, We exclude all conditions, warranties, representations or other terms which may apply to the Website or any content on it whether express or implied.

11.2.6      Where You suffer any loss because You used the Website or information on the Website, to the extent permitted by law We accept no responsibility for any loss or damage, whether due to inaccuracy, error, omission or any other cause, and whether this has been caused by Us or Our employees, agents or any other persons, and/or whether as a result of any claims brought against You by any third party.


12.1        If You wish to contact Us, You can do so by various methods as follows:

12.1.1        By post or hand delivery to: Wave Energy Scotland Limited, An Lòchran, 10 Inverness Campus, Inverness, Scotland, IV2 5NA

12.1.2        By e-mail to: info@waveenergyscotland.co.uk


13.1        If We sell or transfer the operation of the Website, We may transfer any or all of Our rights and obligations under these T&Cs to that party, and We are not required to inform You that We have done so or intend to do so.

13.2        Nothing in these T&Cs creates or will be treated as having created a partnership between You and Us.

13.3        We may alter these T&Cs from time to time and post a new version on the Website. Any amended version of the T&Cs will take effect immediately on being posted on the Website.

13.4        If any section of these T&Cs (or any part of any such provision or term) is or becomes unenforceable for any reason whatsoever, such section (or the relevant part of it) will be cut out from these T&Cs, but the remaining T&Cs will remain unaffected.

13.5        These T&Cs are governed by Scots law and any dispute under or in connection with them shall be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the Scottish courts. However, if You have any grievances, please feel free to contact Us in accordance with clause 7 above.

©Wave Energy Scotland Limited 2017
Wave Energy Scotland is a Scottish registered company limited by guarantee (SC493764). Our registered office is at An Lòchran, 10 Inverness Campus, Inverness, Scotland, IV2 5NA.