Terms and Conditions

This web site is provided by The Institute of Fisheries Management (IFM). By using the site or downloading information from it, you agree to abide by the terms and conditions described here.

Our Privacy Policy explains how we use and store your information. Click here (link down page) to read the IFM Data Protection Policy Statement

Terms and Conditions

The IFM reserves the rights to change these Terms and Conditions at any time by posting changes online. Your continued use of this site after changes are posted constitutes your acceptance of this agreement as modified.

You agree to use this site only for lawful purposes, and in a manner, which does not infringe the rights, or restrict, or inhibit the use and enjoyment of the site by any third party.

This site and the information, names, images, pictures, logos regarding or relating to IFM are provided “AS IS” and on an “IS AVAILABLE” basis without any representations or any kind of warranty made (whether express or implied by law) to the extent permitted by law, including the implied warranties of satisfactory quality, fitness for a particular purpose, non-infringement, compatibility, security and accuracy. Under no circumstances will the IFM be liable for any of the following losses or damage (whether such losses where foreseen, foreseeable, known or otherwise): (a) loss of data; (b) loss of revenue or anticipated profits; (c) loss of business; (d) loss of opportunity; (e) loss of goodwill or injury to reputation; (f) losses suffered by third parties; or (g) any indirect, consequential, special or exemplary damages arising from the use of ifm.org.uk regardless of the form of action.

It is your responsibility to protect your computer against viruses and hackers by installing a computer anti-virus protection program and ensuring that it is regularly updated, and by validating the source of diskettes and e-mails/other attachments before opening them. We also recommend that you use a firewall to protect yourself whilst connected to the internet.

The IFM does not warrant that the functions contained in the material contained in this site will be uninterrupted or error free, that defects will be corrected, or that this site or the server that makes it available are free of viruses or bugs or represents the full functionality, accuracy and reliability of the information.

Copyright restrictions

Commercial use or publication of all or any item displayed is strictly prohibited without prior authorisation in writing from the IFM. Nothing contained herein shall be construed as conferring any licence by the IFM to use any item displayed.

Documents may be copied for personal use only on the condition that copyright and source indications are also copied, no modifications are made and the document is copied entirely. However, some documents and photos may have been published on this site with the permission of the relevant copyright owners (who are not the IFM). All rights are reserved on these documents and permission to copy them must be requested from the copyright owners (the sources are indicated within these documents/photographs).

Third Party Sites

As a convenience to you, the IFM may provide, on this site, links to web sites operated by other entities. If you use these sites, you will leave this site. If you decide to visit any linked site, you do so at your own risk and it is your responsibility to take all protective measures to guard against viruses or other destructive elements. The IFM makes no warranty or representation regarding, and does not endorse, any linked web sites or the information appearing thereon or any of the products or services described thereon.

Links do not imply that the IFM endorses, is affiliated or associated with, or is legally authorised to use any trademark, trade name, logo or copyright symbol displayed in or accessible through the links, or that any linked site is authorised to use any trademark, trade name, logo or copyright symbol of the IFM or any of its affiliates. The IFM takes no responsibility for the content of external internet sites.

External Links to the Site

All links to the site must be approved in writing by the IFM, except that the IFM consents to links in which: (i) the link is a text-only link containing only the name “IFM” or “Institute of Fisheries Management”; (ii) the link “points” only to www.ifm.org.uk and not to deeper pages;(iii) the link, when activated by a user, displays that page full-screen in a fully operable and navigable browser window and not within a “frame” on the linked website; and (iv) the appearance, position, and other aspects of the link may neither create the false appearance that an entity or its activities or products are associated with or sponsored by the IFM nor be such as to damage or dilute the goodwill associated with the name and trademarks of the IFM. The IFM reserves the right to revoke this consent to link at any time in its sole discretion.

Contributions to the IFM

Where you are invited to submit any contribution to the IFM (including any text, photographs, graphics, video or audio) you agree, by submitting your contribution, to grant the IFM a perpetual, royalty-free, non-exclusive, sub-licensable right and license to use, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, translate, create derivative works from, distribute, perform, play, make available to the public, and exercise all copyright and publicity rights with respect to your contribution world-wide and/or to incorporate your contribution in other works in any media now known or later developed for the full term of any rights that may exist in your contribution, and in accordance with privacy restrictions set out in the IFM’s Privacy Policy. If you do not want to grant the IFM the rights set out above, please do not submit your contribution to the IFM.

In addition, by submitting your contribution to the IFM, you:

You warrant that your contribution;

1. is your own original work and that you have the right to make it available to the IFM for all the purposes specified above;
2. is not defamatory; and
3. does not infringe any law; and

You indemnify the IFM against all legal fees, damages and other expenses that may be incurred by the IFM as a result of your breach of the above warranty; and

You waive any moral rights in your contribution for the purposes of its submission to and publication on ifm.org.uk and the purposes specified above.

If you post or send offensive or inappropriate content anywhere on or to ifm.org.uk or otherwise engage in any disruptive behaviour on ifm.org., and the IFM considers such behaviour to be serious and/or repeated, the IFM may use whatever information that is available to it about you to stop any further such infringements. This may include informing relevant third parties such as your employer, school or e-mail provider about the infringement/s.

Any communication or material that you transmit to, or post on, any public area of theedite including any data, questions, comments, suggestions, or the like, is, and will be treated as, non-confidential and non-proprietary information.

If there is any conflict between these Terms and Conditions and rules and/or specific terms of use appearing on this site relating to specific material then the latter shall prevail. If any of these terms are determined to be illegal, invalid or otherwise unenforceable by reason of the laws of any state or country in which these terms are intended to be effective, then to the extent and within the jurisdiction in which that term is illegal, invalid or unenforceable, it shall be severed and deleted from these terms and the remaining terms shall survive, remain in full force and effect and continue to be binding and enforceable.

These terms and conditions shall be governed and construed in accordance with the laws of England and Wales. Any disputes shall be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the Courts of England and Wales.

If these Terms and Conditions are not accepted in full, the use of this Site must be terminated immediately.

Institute of Fisheries Management
PO Box 679
United Kingdom

Tel: +44 (0)845 388 7012
E-mail: info@ifm.org.uk

Data Protection Policy Statement

The Institute of Fisheries Management (IFM) is committed to protecting any personal information that you may provide to us. We believe it is important for you to know how we treat information about you that we may receive from this web site.

Information Collected

In general, you can visit our web site without telling us who you are or revealing any information about yourself. Our web servers collect the domain names, not the e-mail addresses, of visitors.

In addition, there are portions of this web site where we may need to collect personal information from you for a specific purpose, such as to provide you with certain information you request. The information collected from you may include your name, address, telephone, fax number, or e-mail address.

How we collect information

Personal information is collected directly from you in a variety of ways, including when you:

  • Contact the IFM in person, by telephone, letter, fax or e-mail,
  • Fill out and submit a membership application form,
  • Submit any other information in connection with your application for membership or the purchase of products,
  • Make an enquiry via the IFM website,
  • Complete your subscription renewal forms,
  • Update any of your information through the Members Area of the IFM website.

What information is collected

The information we collect includes, but is not limited to, your title, first name, family name, gender, date of birth, nationality, your qualifications, home and work contact details (phone, fax, email, postal address and e-mail address).

We may also collect information relating to your employment including where you are currently employed, your job title, and areas of special interest/expertise and your job function.

As part of the membership application process we also collect additional information relating to your qualifications (such as proof of completion, academic transcripts).

We ask you to provide names of sponsors and/or supervisors in support of your application and in some cases we ask you to provide contact information for these sponsors/supervisors.

When paying for a product, subscription fees, merchandise, application, transfer and professional interview fees by credit or debit card, we temporarily store the details until the transaction has been completed.

Use of Collected Information

Domain name information that we collect is not used to personally identify you and instead is aggregated to measure the number of visits, average time spent on the site, pages viewed, etc. We use this information to measure the use of our site and to improve the content of our site.

When other information is collected from you, such as your name and e-mail address, we generally let you know at the time of collection how we will use the personal information. Usually, we use the personal information you provide only to respond to your inquiry or to process your request.

When you are on the IFM’s website and are asked for personal information, you are sharing that information with the IFM alone unless stated otherwise.

We may share the personal information you provide with other companies we have hired to provide services for us.

We may provide your email address and other necessary details to the IFM branches and any Special Interest Groups to which you belong for the purpose of notifying you about events and activities. For members who live outside the UK, data may also be transferred to the local branch.

We do not share, sell, or lease personal information about you to any third-parties for their marketing use. We will release information about you if you direct us to do so, if we are required by law to do so, or in other legally limited circumstances (for example, to protect your account from fraud).

Contacting Us

If you have any questions about this privacy policy, please use the Contact page (Lino to new contact page). We welcome your questions and suggestions about our privacy policy.

Changes to this Policy

Please check this privacy policy periodically to inform yourself of any changes. Although we reserve the right to modify or supplement this privacy policy, we will provide notice to you here on this web site of any major changes for at least 30 days following the change.

Institute of Fisheries Management
PO Box 679
United Kingdom
Tel: +44 (0)845 388 7012
E-mail: info@ifm.org.uk