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Thank you for visiting our site (our “Website”).

We hope that you enjoy your visit to our website, however please be aware that by using our Website, you are agreeing to comply with these terms of use (“Website Terms”).

Our Website is operated by the European Marine Energy Centre ("we", “us”, “our”) on behalf of the ReFLEX Orkney Project and associated companies. We are registered in Scotland under company number SC249331 and have our registered office at The Charles Clouston Building, ORIC, Back Road, Stromness, Orkney, United Kingdom, KW16 3AW. The ReFLEX Orkney Project is made up of the following project partners and associated companies:

  • Aquatera Limited

  • Community Energy Scotland

  • European Marine Energy Centre

  • Heriot Watt University

  • Orkney Isles Council

  • ReFLEX Orkney Limited

  • Solo Energy Limited

These Website Terms, together with the ReFLEX Orkney Project’s Privacy Statement, govern our relationship with you in relation to your use of our Website.

If you do not agree to these Website Terms, you must not use our Website and should exit the Website immediately.


While we try to make our website available at all times, we do not guarantee that our Website, or any content on it, will always be available or be uninterrupted. We will not be liable if our Website is unavailable for any period of time.

Other terms and conditions

These Website Terms are for use of our Website only and are separate to any other contract that, any of the ReFLEX Orkney Project Partners, associated companies or any third party supplier may have with you.

We will use your information in accordance with our Privacy Statement and Cookie Policy.

If you apply for membership, the ReFLEX Orkney Membership Agreement will apply to your membership.

If you purchase goods or services from our Website, or sign up to any offer or scheme, the terms and conditions for that product, service or scheme will apply.

Third party websites, goods or services

Where our Website contains links to other sites provided by third parties, these links are provided for your information only and are not an endorsement.

We have no control over the contents of those sites and so will not accept any responsibility for any materials on there.

If you are directed to any individual Project Partner’s or third party supplier’s website then the terms and conditions of that website will apply. If you purchase goods or services from any individual Project Partner’s or third party supplier, then specific terms and conditions will apply.


We do not guarantee that our Website will be 100% secure or free from bugs or viruses and you are responsible for configuring your own computer programmes and platform to access our Website. You should use your own virus protection software.


We provide our Website free of charge and the content on our Website is provided for general information only. It is not intended to amount to advice on which you should rely.

Although we make reasonable efforts to update the information on our Website and ensure its accuracy, we make no guarantee that the content or information on our Website is accurate, complete or up to date.

Keep informed/become a member

If you wish to be kept informed about the ReFLEX Orkney Project and our services, please complete the contact form on our Website or sign up to our newsletter.

Or better yet, if you are 18 or over and are a resident or Orkney, why not apply to join us here. Membership is free.

All personal data which you provide to us will be processed in accordance with our Privacy Statement.

Linking to our Website

You may link to any page on our Website as long as the link is for fair and legal purposes and is not used to damage or take advantage of our reputation.

We do move and delete pages from time to time, so links to anything other than our home page may not always work.

We may request links to be removed at any time, or if they contravene these Website Terms.

Intellectual property

We own, or have licenses and/or permissions to use, the copyright, trademarks and all other intellectual property rights contained in the content and materials on our Website. Those works are protected by copyright laws and treaties around the world. All such rights are reserved. If you think any content or material published on our Website infringes your intellectual property or other rights, please let us know by emailing and we will investigate and take down such material where appropriate.

You must not sell, license, distribute or otherwise make available the content of our Website without our permission.

Nothing on our Website gives anyone a licence or right to use any of the content without our prior written consent.

If you wish to complain about content uploaded by other users, please contact us.

Prohibited uses

You may use our Website only for lawful purposes. You may not use our Website:

  • In any way that breaches any applicable local, national or international law or regulation.
  • In any way that is unlawful or fraudulent or has any unlawful or fraudulent purpose or effect.
  • For the purpose of harming or attempting to harm minors in any way.
  • To bully, insult, intimidate or humiliate any person.
  • To send, knowingly receive, upload, download, use or re-use any material which does not comply with our content standards above.
  • To transmit, or procure the sending of, any unsolicited or unauthorised advertising or promotional material or any other form of similar solicitation (spam).
  • To knowingly transmit any data, send or upload any material that contains viruses, Trojan horses, worms, time-bombs, keystroke loggers, spyware, adware or any other harmful programs or similar computer code designed to adversely affect the operation of any computer software or hardware.

You also agree:

  • Not to reproduce, duplicate, copy or re-sell any part of our Website in contravention of these Website Terms.
  • Not to access without authority, interfere with, damage or disrupt:
    • any part of our Website;
    • any equipment or network on which our Website is stored;
    • any software used in the provision of our Website; or
    • any equipment or network or software owned or used by any third party.


This section sets out our responsibility for loss or damage suffered by you from your use of this Website.

Whether you are a consumer or a business user:

  • We do not exclude or limit in any way our liability to you where it would be unlawful to do so. This includes liability for death or personal injury caused by our negligence or the negligence of our employees, agents or subcontractors and for fraud or fraudulent misrepresentation.
  • Different limitations and exclusions of liability will apply to liability arising as a result of the supply of any goods or services to you.

If you are a business user:

  • We exclude all implied conditions, warranties, representations or other terms that may apply to our Website or any content on it.
  • We will not be liable to you for any loss or damage, whether in contract, delict (including negligence), breach of statutory duty, or otherwise, even if foreseeable, arising under or in connection with:
    • use of, or inability to use, our Website; or
    • use of or reliance on any content displayed on our Website.
  • In particular, we will not be liable for:
    • loss of profits, sales, business, or revenue;
    • business interruption;
    • loss of anticipated savings;
    • loss of business opportunity, goodwill or reputation; or
    • any indirect or consequential loss or damage.

If you are a consumer user:

  • Please note that we only provide our Website for domestic and private use. You agree not to use our Website for any commercial or business purposes, and we have no liability to you for any loss of profit, loss of business, business interruption, or loss of business opportunity.
  • Different limitations and exclusions of liability will apply to liability arising as a result of your membership.

Changes to our Website Terms

We keep our Website Terms under regular review. These Website Terms were last updated on the date shown below. It is likely that as the Project proceeds that we may change our Website Terms from time to time.

Contact us

If you have any questions or complaints about these Website Terms, please contact us at

Governing Law

These Website Terms are governed by the law of Scotland.

If you are a consumer, please note that the terms of these Website Terms, their subject matter and formation are governed by the laws of Scotland. You and we both agree that the courts of Scotland will have exclusive jurisdiction except that if you are a resident of Northern Ireland you may also bring proceedings in Northern Ireland, and if you are resident of England or Wales, you may also bring proceedings in England and Wales.

If you are a business, these Website Terms, their subject matter and formation (and any non-contractual disputes or claims) are governed by the laws of Scotland. We both agree to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of Scotland.

ReFLEX Project – Website Terms – Version 1.1

November 2020


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