Terms and Conditions

If you continue to browse or use this website (www.educationnaturepark.org.uk), you are agreeing to comply with and be bound by the following terms and conditions of use.  Please read them carefully. If you do not accept these terms and conditions you are not entitled to access, use and/or contribute to the website.

Who we are  

This website (www.educationnaturepark.org.uk) is operated by the Natural History Museum Trading Company Limited whose principal office is the Natural History Museum, Cromwell Road, London SW7 5BD and which is the wholly owned trading subsidiary of the Natural History Museum, a statutory corporation and exempt charity listed in the Charities Act 2011 . The website is part of the National Education Nature Park and Climate Action Awards programme, funded and commissioned by the Department for Education. For a full list of the organisations involved in the programme see Home | Education Nature Park.

The terms  “us” and “we” refer to the Natural History Museum Trading Company Limited. The term “you” refers to the user or viewer of our website.

Using this website  

You agree to use www.educationnaturepark.org.uk only for lawful purposes. Your use of this website and any dispute arising out of such use is subject to the law of England. Unauthorised use of this website may lead to a claim for damages and/or be a criminal offence.

The contents of the pages of this website are for your general information and use only. Your use of any information or materials on this website is entirely at your own risk, for which we shall not be liable. It shall be your own responsibility to ensure that any products, services or information made available through this website meet your specific requirements.

You must also use it in a way that does not infringe the rights of, or restrict or inhibit the use and enjoyment of, this site by anyone else. This includes without limitation not posting, uploading, emailing or other transmission of any material, the publication, dissemination, use or possession of which infringes the rights of any person or which is unlawful in any other respect.

This website contains material, which is owned by or licensed to us. This material includes, but is not limited to, the design, layout, look, appearance and graphics of our website. Reproduction is strictly prohibited, other than in accordance with the copyright notice, which forms part of these terms and conditions.

We are continually striving to improve our website and it is being updated all the time. We can change or remove content at any time without notice. We may suspend or withdraw our site. We do not guarantee that our site, or any content on it, will always be available or be uninterrupted. We may suspend or withdraw or restrict the availability of all or any part of our site for business and operational reasons. We will try to give you reasonable notice if we need to suspend or withdraw any part of the site or any content in a way that we think is likely to have a significant effect on you as a user.

Services and transactions

Some digital apps and tools accessible from our website are operated by separate organisations and so have their own separate terms and conditions which also apply in addition to these terms and conditions.  For example, the Nature Park activities make particular use of apps and tools that are proprietary to Esri Inc and subject to the Esri Inc license terms at E204CW Master Agreement Nov 01 2022 (esri.com). Applications make use of Aerial Photography for Great Britain (APGB) products and users are subject to the APGB Public Sector End User Licence.

Digital and technical standards for schools and colleges

In March 2022, the Department for Education launched a set of digital and technology standards for schools and colleges. Meeting the standards can help you make more informed decisions about technology leading to safer, more cost-efficient practices and new learning opportunities for students. The DfE Digital and Technical standards can be found here. If you are experiencing technical issues such as latency or low bandwidth while using resources or specific technology, please refer to the DfE connectivity related standards that include broadband, network switches, network cabling and wireless networks

Linking to this website  

Whilst we welcome you linking your own website or organisation to this website (or providing a link to this website in your documentation), you must NOT:

  • charge your website’s users to click on a link to any page or charge for access or use of materials found on our website; 
  • say your organisation or website is associated with or endorsed by www.educationnaturepark.org.uk, any of our partner organisations (listed here), the Department for Education or another government department or agency 
  • license, sell, rent, lease, assign or otherwise commercially exploit any lessons or other products which appear on our website.
Linking from this website  

This website links to websites, blogs, digital or social media platforms that are managed by other service providers or organisations, government departments and agencies. We provide these links for your convenience. They do not signify that we endorse the websites, blogs, digital or social media platforms and we have no responsibility for the content of the linked websites, blogs, digital or social media platforms.

We’re not responsible for:

  • the protection of any information you give to these websites
  • any loss or damage that may come from your use of these websites, or any other websites they link to

You agree to release us from any claims or disputes that may come from using these websites.

You should read all terms and conditions, privacy policies and end user licenses that relate to these websites before you use them.

Using content from this website  

We (the Natural History Museum Trading Company Limited) operate this website (www.educationnaturepark.org.uk) under a contract commissioned by the Department for Education (DfE).  Content made available on the website to support the Nature Park programme is either owned by DfE or third party licensors (with permission sought and granted for any such third party content).

Most of the content on this website is subject to Crown copyright protection and can be used under the terms of the Open Government Licence (OGL). Some content is exempt from the OGL - check the list of exemptions. Organisational logos are also exempt from the OGL, except when they form an integral part of a document or dataset. 

However, some content is not be subject to Crown copyright protection and is not published under the OGL. Where this is the case, we’ll usually credit the author or copyright holder on the associated web page or document and link to the license it is published under and which governs the use of that material.

By using any resources or material on this website you agree to the relevant licence terms whether that is OGL terms or a separate copyright licence identified on the relevant page. If a separate copyright licence is referenced then such licence information should be used as a guide only; please contact the copyright owner if you wish to reuse the content. 

Contact us if you want to reproduce a piece of content but are not sure if it’s available under the OGL or other terms.

You must ensure that you do not mislead others or misrepresent this website’s content or its source. You must ensure that your use of the content does not breach any applicable law.  

No warranty or guarantee is given regarding the accuracy, timeliness, performance, completeness or suitability of the information and materials found or offered on this website for any particular purpose. You acknowledge that such information and materials may contain inaccuracies or errors and we expressly exclude liability for any such inaccuracies or errors to the fullest extent permitted by law.

We make most of the content on this website available through feeds for other websites and applications to use. The other websites and applications that use our feeds are not owned by us and they may use versions of our content that have been edited and stored for later use (‘cached’). We do not give any guarantees, conditions or warranties about the accuracy or completeness of any content used by these other websites and applications and are not liable for any loss or damage that may come from your use of these other websites and applications. 

The most up to date version of our content will always be on www.educationnaturepark.org.uk  

Material you share with us

You hereby grant us a non-exclusive, royalty-free, transferable, sublicensable, perpetual and worldwide licence to republish any material that is not scientific data (see below) you submit, post, upload, email or otherwise transmit to us or to the website in any format including (without limitation) print and electronic format. For the avoidance of doubt, we shall be entitled to transfer ownership and operation of this website and its contents and our licence under it to the Department for Education with a right for them to sublicense such rights.

We may publish any material you submit, post, upload, email or otherwise transmit to us or to the website at our sole discretion and we, or those we sublicence or transfer our licence to, shall be entitled to make additions or deletions to any such material prior to publication. All such material shall be regarded as 'Information' and the terms contained in this document shall apply to them.

You hereby waive all of the moral rights that you have under Chapter IV of the of the Copyright, Design and Patents Act 1988 in respect of any material you submit, post, upload, email or otherwise transmit to us or to the website and will ensure any individuals who have such rights in the Information you submit have also waived those rights

 Scientific data you share with us

As you take part in the National Education Nature Park project, you’ll gather observations of habitats and living species, and other environmental data.  

Your observations plus any photos or additional information that you gather using the digital tools are important data for community science research. To make the most of them, we’d like to make them available to science researchers who study nature recovery and other environmental issues. This will be an amazing and vast dataset with many and varied potential uses. This is why we ask you to agree to a Creative Commons CC0 waiver when you register – it means you give up all rights in your work and therefore your environmental data can be openly shared with anyone, to maximise its use and impact.

No personal data will be associated with this.

All scientific data submitted will be through apps or tools operated by Esri UK and backed up by the UK Government Department for Education. Esri UK is a separate organisation and so have their own separate terms and conditions which also apply in addition to these terms and conditions. The apps and tools that are proprietary to Esri Inc are subject to the Esri Inc license terms at E204CW Master Agreement Nov 01 2022 (esri.com). Esri UK's general terms and conditions can be found at Terms & Conditions - Legal | Esri UK, their privacy policy can be found at https://www.esriuk.com/en-gb/legal/uk/notices/privacy and they confirm they will always act in accordance with data privacy law. 

On registration, if you tick the box to apply a CC0 license to your environmental data, Esri will make it available to researchers, including those at the Natural History Museum, and it may be passed on to the National Biodiversity Network Atlas – the UK’s largest repository of publicly available biodiversity data. The dataset may also be made available via the Natural History Museum's Data Portal where we share all our collections and research data or passed on to other data repositories.

On registration, if you do not tick the box to apply a CC0 license to your environmental data, Esri will not be able to make it available to researchers so it will not be used in science research, none of your data will be shared outside of the Esri database or the UK Government data back-up. Therefore we will not have access to it and we will not be able to measure biodiversity gain on your site or include your site when studying the biodiversity gains achieved as part of the National Education Nature Park project. 

Health and Safety  

We have put together some Health and Safety guidance for teachers but bear in mind that you know best what activities and resources are suitable for the children and young people in your care.  

Before using any resource or application that includes a practical activity, users should consult, and if necessary adapt, an appropriate educational risk assessment. Such risk assessment is the responsibility of the user. The partner organisations involved in the programme and the Department for Education do not accept any responsibility and shall not be liable to you or any third party for any losses, damages, claims, expenses or outcomes resulting from the use of content or applications included or referred to on this website.


Education settings taking part in the National Education Nature Park and Climate Action Awards, whether through online, digital or practical activities, do so at their own risk. The safeguarding and wellbeing of children and young people taking part is the responsibility of their own educators who must follow their own settings’ policies at all times.  


While we make every effort to keep this website up to date, we do not provide any guarantees, conditions or warranties that the information will be:

  • current 
  • secure 
  • accurate
  • complete 
  • free from bugs or viruses

We do not publish advice on this website. You should get professional or specialist advice before doing anything on the basis of the content.

Your use of this website is at your own risk and to the fullest extent permitted by law we hereby exclude all warranties, express or implied, and make no representation in relation to the content of the website. We do not accept responsibility and shall not be liable to you or any third party for any losses, damages, claims, expenses or outcomes resulting from your use of this website or any third party website which may be linked to this website.

Nothing in these terms and conditions shall operate to exclude liability for fraudulent misrepresentation or for death or personal injury caused by our negligence or any other liability which cannot be excluded or limited by the applicable law.

You acknowledge that any breach by you of these terms and conditions may cause us significant and irreparable damage and, accordingly, you agree that you will indemnify and hold us and our officers, employees and agents harmless against all and any losses, damages, claims and/or expenses suffered as a result of a breach of these terms and conditions. Without prejudice to the foregoing, in the event of any breach by you of these terms and conditions, we shall be entitled to immediately suspend or terminate your access to the website and shall further be entitled to injunctive or other equitable relief.

Requests to remove content

We reserve an absolute right to exercise our discretion in the removal of any content from the website. You can ask for content to be removed from this website. We’ll amend or remove content:

  • in order to comply with data protection legislation covering the rights and freedoms of individuals 
  • if it breaches copyright laws, contains sensitive personal data or material that may be considered obscene or defamatory

Contact us to ask for content to be removed. You’ll need to send us the web address (URL) of the content and explain why you think it should be removed. We’ll reply to let you know whether we’ll remove it. Where we and a complainant are unable to settle such a matter, the content will remain unavailable through this website until a time when a resolution has been reached.

We remove content at our discretion in discussion with the organisation responsible for it as necessary. You can still request information under the Freedom of Information Act and the Data Protection Act.

Information about you and your visits to this website

We collect information about you in accordance with our privacy policy and cookie policy. By using this website, you agree to us collecting this information and confirm that any data you provide is true, accurate, current and complete.

Virus protection

We make every effort to check and test this website for viruses at every stage of production. You must make sure that the way you use this website does not expose you to the risk of viruses, malicious computer code or other forms of interference which can damage your computer system.

We’re not responsible for any loss, disruption or damage to your data or computer system that might happen when you use this website.

Viruses, hacking and other offences

When using this website, you must not introduce viruses, trojans, worms, logic bombs or any other material that’s malicious or technologically harmful.

You must not try to gain unauthorised access to this website or the user dashboards, the server on which it’s stored or any server, computer or database connected to it.

You must not attack this website in any way. This includes denial-of-service attacks.

We’ll report any attacks or attempts to gain unauthorised access to this website or the user dashboards to the relevant law enforcement authorities and share information about you with them.

Governing law

These terms and conditions are governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of England and Wales. Any dispute you have which relates to these terms and conditions, or your use of this website (whether it be contractual or non-contractual), will be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of England and Wales.

Changes to these terms and conditions

Please check these terms and conditions regularly. We can update them at any time without notice. If we do so we will post an updated copy with the date of revision included within the title of the terms. You’ll agree to any changes if you continue to use this website after the terms and conditions have been updated.

If you have any questions, comments or requests, or require further information, please contact us.


Updated 9 November 2023