Legal Notices

Ricardo Energy & Environment, a trading name of Ricardo-AEA Ltd,  maintains this Website for your personal use and viewing.  Accessing and use of this Website constitutes acceptance by you of the following Terms & Conditions of Use, which govern this Website and take effect from the date of first use.

Unless otherwise indicated, this Website and its content are the property of Ricardo Energy & Environment Ltd and are protected by copyright and trademark laws.  The names, images and logos identifying Ricardo Energy & Environment are proprietary marks of Ricardo Energy & Environment. The copying of our logos and/or any other third party logos accessed on or via this Website is not permitted without the prior approval from the relevant copyright holder.  No intellectual property rights or other rights in or to this Website or its contents are transferred to you.

You may use the media sharing buttons  provided on the Website to share links to our content, apart from this the Website and the material on this Website may not be modified, copied, distributed, republished, downloaded, uploaded or commercially exploited in any manner without the prior written permission of Ricardo Energy & Environment, except that you are permitted to download a copy of any of the materials on this Website on a single computer for personal non commercial use, provided no copyright, trademark or other proprietary notices are removed. 

The information on this Website is provided solely for illustrative purposes and does not create any business, contractual or employment relationship. The information provided is general signposting information and NOT detailed guidance. Users needing more detailed information and advice should contact us.  Our goal is to provide timely and accurate information, but we cannot guarantee 100% accuracy. Please contact us at to inform us of any errors, so that we can correct them.

The Website and the Website material is provided ‘as is’, without any representation or endorsement made and without warranty of any kind whether express or implied, including but not limited to the implied warranties of satisfactory quality, fitness for a particular purpose, non-infringement, compatibility, security and accuracy.  Ricardo Energy & Environment makes no representations or warranties as to whether the information accessible on this Website is accurate, complete or current and visitors to this Website who rely on this information do so at their own risk.  Ricardo Energy & Environment shall not be liable for any loss or damage sustained or incurred by the user or any third party arising out of or in any way connected with the use of information accessed through this Website.

As a condition of use of this Website, you warrant to us that you will not use this Website for any purpose that is unlawful or prohibited.

We do not warrant that the functions contained in the material on this Website or the Website itself will be uninterrupted or error free, that defects will be corrected, or that this site or server that makes it available are free of viruses or represent the full functionality, accuracy, reliability of materials. We endeavour to maintain continuity of service at all times and have no liability should the Website be temporarily unavailable due to technical issues beyond our control.  We reserve the right to withdraw the service should circumstances dictate.  If you experience problems accessing this service, please notify the Webmaster at

We use reasonable efforts to check and test material before publication.  It is advisable you run an anti-virus program on all materials downloaded from the Internet.  Where there are certain parts of our Website where we provide facilities to download files it is your responsibility to check and satisfy yourself that any files transferred from our Website is free from viruses and compatible with your computer.  We cannot accept responsibility for any loss, disruption or damage to your computer or your computer system which may occur whilst using material derived from this Website.

Links to third party websites are provided to assist you and are not intended as an endorsement or recommendation of these websites or any products or services offered. We accept no responsibility for any loss or damage suffered by a user as a result of reliance on information contained on any linked third party website to which access is gained via this Website. We cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide when you visit such sites and such sites are not governed by our privacy statement.  We cannot guarantee that these links will work all of the time and we have no control over the availability of linked pages.

Except for death and personal injury or death caused by its negligence or its liability in the tort of deceit, in no event will Ricardo Energy & Environment be liable for any loss or damage including without limitation, direct, indirect, incidental, special, punitive, or consequential damages, or any loss of profits, revenue, data or data use arising out of or in connection with the use of this Website.

We reserve the right to change these terms and conditions at any time by updating this posting.  Use of this Website following such changes shall constitute acceptance of such changes.  We reserve the right to make editorial changes to the information that we provide.

These terms and conditions are governed by the laws of England. By accepting our Terms & Conditions, you consent to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English courts in all disputes arising out of or relating to the use of this website.

Our aim is to ensure the blog is enjoyable and of interest to all users.  Ricardo Energy & Environment takes all reasonable care to ensure all discussions are polite, safe and do not violate any laws or Ricardo Energy & Environment company policy.

We use bloggers who have been selected for their expertise and knowledge of key aspects of Ricardo Energy & Environment’s business.

Ricardo Energy & Environment operates regular reviews to monitor blog comments and reserves the right at any time and at our absolute discretion to close discussion threads and to remove any text which we consider to be inappropriate

We take your privacy very seriously. Because of this we want to provide you with explicit information on how we collect, gather, and identify information during your visit to our site. This information may be expanded or be updated as we change or develop our site. For this reason, we recommend that you review this policy from time-to-time to see if anything has changed.

In the UK, we operate and are registered in accordance with the Data Protection Act.   This information will not be shared with other organisations for marketing purposes. You may request in writing details of personal information which we hold about you under the Data Protection Act 1998. A small fee may be payable. If you would like a copy of the information held on you please contact us at   If your details change or information we are holding is incorrect or incomplete then please write or email us as soon as possible and we will make the relevant corrections.

On this Website Ricardo Energy & Environment uses AddThis Analytics ( and Google Analytics ( These tools help us to measure and analyse information on visits to and activity on the Website.  To that effect we use your IP address (a series of numbers that identifies a computer on the internet) to collect, among other things, internet traffic data and data regarding your browser type and computer. We will not use the data to identify you personally.

In addition cookies are used. A cookie is a small file that is stored on your computer when you visit a website. If you visit the website again, it is recognised as a repeat visit by means of the cookie. The cookie contains a unique number and therefore no personal data. We will not use the cookie to identify you personally. The cookie cannot be used to identify you on websites of third parties. You can configure your web browser to refuse cookies, to delete cookies, or to be informed if a cookie is set. You can find out how to do this by clicking "help" on your browser menu. You can read our Website Cookie Policy here.

We also collect information through your voluntary submissions of information and details to register your interest whether through contacting a helpline, staff or administrators or submitting application forms.  By registering your interest you authorise us to use and process your information so that you can be contacted with news, events, alerts and updates in accordance with the privacy policy.  This information will not be shared with any other third party.