Terms & Conditions

Terms and Conditions

Welcome to Planet Science. This website is owned and operated by Tinopolis Limited, known here as Tinopolis. By accessing this website all users are deemed to accept the following terms and conditions of use:

Ownership and Rights

This website and its materials (design, text, graphics, illustrations, images and video and their arrangement) and software are copyright of Tinopolis or its licensors. The trademarks depicted on this website are the property of Tinopolis or its licensors (including NESTA (the National Endowment for Science, Technology and the Arts)) and they retain all rights in such trademarks. Crown Copyright material is reproduced with the permission of the Controller of HMSO and the Queen's Printer for Scotland.

Permitted Use

Materials from the website may only be downloaded, viewed, listened to, printed, copied on the hard disk of your computer and used for your own personal, non-commercial purposes as a personal information resource. Any other type of use requires the prior written agreement of Tinopolis.

You agree that where permitted by us to use extracts of texts from news articles or other material that appear on this website for educational purposes will acknowledge this website as the source of the extract and include a prominent reference to this website's URL. If the supply by you of the extract is via the internet and for posting on social network sites etc such acknowledgment must include a hypertext link to this website with the copy of the extracted material and you should re-produce the extracted material in unmodified form unless we agree otherwise.


You may not use the website:

  • For illegal posting, uploading, emailing or other transmission of any material,
  • In any way which is abusive, defamatory or obscene or which will harass, distress or inconvenience any person or which might restrict or inhibit the use and enjoyment of the website by any person;
  • For posting, uploading, emailing or other transmission of any un-requested advertising, promotional materials, "junk mail," "spam," "chain letters," "pyramid schemes," or any other form of commercial exploitation;
  • For posting, uploading, emailing any material that contains software viruses or any other computer code, files or programs designed to interrupt, restrict, destroy, limit the functionality of or compromise the integrity of any computer software or hardware or telecommunications equipment;
  • To create a database (electronic or otherwise) that includes material downloaded or otherwise obtained from the website;
  • To transmit or re-circulate any material obtained from the website to any third party other than for private, non-commercial purposes;
  • In such a way so as to remove the copyright or trade mark notice(s) from any copies of any material made in accordance with these terms;
  • For tampering, hacking, modifying or otherwise corrupting or breaching security or authentication measures without proper authorization;
  • For interfering with service to any user, host, or network including, without limitation, by means of overloading, "flooding," "mailbombing," or "crashing" any computer system;
  • To impersonate any individual or entity, falsely state or otherwise misrepresent your identity or affiliation in any way, or forge, delete or alter any part of TCP/IP packet header information in any e-mail or other posting;
  • In any way that might bring Tinopolis and/or NESTA into disrepute.

Your Content

You are responsible for any material which we allow you to place on or transmit to or through the website. You agree, represent and warrant that any information you post to or transmit through the website is truthful, accurate, not misleading and offered in good faith, and that you have the right to post or transmit such information. Such information (including without limitation, data, text, software, music, sound, photographs, graphics, video, messages or any other materials whatsoever), whether publicly posted or privately transmitted, is your sole responsibility. You should not transmit any material to or through this website that you consider to be confidential.

Violation of Your Obligations

We reserve the right to refuse or delete any of your content as well as suspend or terminate without notice your access to the website upon a violation or attempted violation of this Agreement and, should we reasonably feel it is necessary, to bring legal proceedings against you and/or to disclose details of the violation or attempted violation of this Agreement to law enforcement authorities.

Data Protection

The information and data which is provided by you in connection with this website will be held on the computers and manual records of Tinopolis Group and will be used for Planet Science only, including the Planet Science Newsletter.

We may store some information (commonly known as a "cookie") on your computer when you look at or use the website. This information facilitates customizing your use of the website and ensures that you do not need to re-enter your details every time you visit it. You can erase or block this information from your computer if you want to. (Your 'help' screen or user manual should tell you how to do this.) Unless you have adjusted your browser setting so that it will refuse cookies, our system will issue cookies when you log on to the website.

You can opt out of receiving the PlanetScience newsletter at any time by going to our unsubscribe page and following the on screen instructions.

You have the right to access the personal information held by us about you. Any access request may be subject to a fee of £10 to meet our costs in providing you with details about the information we hold about you.

Please Note:
Any offers or prizes on the Planet-Science website or in the newsletters are open only to UK residents unless otherwise stated.

Forums and Chat Rooms

The website may contain areas where users communicate with each other, including but not limited to bulletin boards, calendars, chat areas, or personal web pages.

By submitting a contribution to any user communication areas you agree to grant Tinopolis a non-exclusive licence to use that contribution and Tinopolis will have the right to freely use, edit, alter, reproduce, publish and/or distribute the material contained in your contribution. This licence will be free of charge, perpetual and capable of sub-licence. Tinopolis may exercise all copyright and publicity rights in the material contained in your contribution in all jurisdictions, to their full extent and for the full period for which any such rights exist in that material.

Tinopolis has the right to oversee, monitor or moderate any part of the website including the user communication areas, and Tinopolis expressly excludes its liability for any loss or damage arising from the use of the website including the user communication areas by any person in contravention of these Terms and Conditions, whether the website or user communication areas are moderated or not.

The use of the website including the user communication areas 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.

Information and Liability

The information provided on or in the website is intended for recreational, educational and non-commercial purposes only. Whilst every reasonable effort has been taken to ensure the accuracy of the information provided by Tinopolis in these pages, the contents of the website reflect the opinions of the writers; they are personal to them and are naturally subject to change from time to time. You should check the accuracy of relevant facts and opinions given on the website before entering into any commitment based upon them.

This website is provided "As Is" and without warranties of any kind, whether "express" or "implied". To the fullest extent permissible pursuant to applicable law, Tinopolis disclaims all warranties, express or implied, including, but not limited to, implied warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose and non-infringement. Tinopolis does not represent or warrant that the functions or services contained in the website will be uninterrupted or error-free, that defects will be corrected, or that this website or the server that makes the website available are free of viruses or other harmful components. Tinopolis does not make any warranties or representations regarding the use of contents of this website in terms of their correctness, accuracy, adequacy, usefulness, timeliness, reliability or otherwise. Some jurisdictions do not allow exclusion of implied warranties, so the above limitations and exclusions may not apply to you.


Some of the pages on the website include links to external websites. These links are included to give users the opportunity to access other pages that it is felt may be of assistance to them. Tinopolis is not responsible for the content of these Internet websites or for any viruses or other damaging elements encountered in linking to it.


Whilst effort has been taken to ensure that the pages of the website are free from viruses, Tinopolis gives no warranties that they are indeed free from viruses and users are responsible for ensuring that they have installed adequate virus checking software.

Tinopolis excludes, in so far as it is legally possible, all liability and responsibility for any viruses or any other computer code, files or programs designed to interrupt, restrict, destroy, limit the functionality of or compromise the integrity of any computer software or hardware or telecommunications equipment or other material transmitted with or as part of:

(a) the pages on the website or any other Internet websites; or
(b) any material downloaded from the website or any other Internet websites.

Changes and Special Additional Terms and Conditions

Tinopolis may revise these Terms and Conditions at any time without notice. You should revisit the website periodically to make sure you are aware of the most recent Terms and Conditions and check each page you visit on the website as some locations may have special additional terms and conditions that apply to use of or interaction with that location. Your use of the website constitutes your agreement to such changes and additional terms.


You agree to indemnify Tinopolis from and against any claim, demand, cause of action, debt, loss or liability, including reasonable attorneys' fees, to the extent that such action is based upon, arises out of, or relates to your violation, or violation by any other person using your password or account of the terms and conditions of this Agreement.


The terms and conditions shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of England and Wales.

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