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Your use of is subject to the following terms (which we may revise from time to time) and, by using our website, you agree to be legally bound by them. This applies whether you register your details with us or not. Please read these terms carefully before using If you do not agree to these terms, please do not use our website. Please see our Privacy Policy and our Cookies Policy to understand how we collect and process your personal information through our website.

Certain areas of may be subject to additional terms, or terms that supersede these ones. You will be informed of this on those pages. You may use without registering your details with us. However, certain areas of will only be available to you if you register.


When you use or send e-mails to us, you are communicating with us electronically. We will communicate with you electronically in a variety of ways, such as by e-mail or by posting communications on For contractual purposes, you agree that all agreements, notices, disclosures and other communications that we provide you electronically satisfy any legal requirement that such communications be in writing, unless mandatory applicable laws specifically require a different form of communication.


You will need your own account to access and use certain parts of our website and will be required to be logged into the account to access certain information and services.

It is a requirement of using that at all times you will provide true and accurate details in registration forms and via other information request points on our website. You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your account and password and for restricting access to your computer. To the extent permitted by applicable law you agree to accept responsibility for all activities that occur under your account or password. You should take all necessary steps to ensure that the password is kept confidential and secure and should inform us immediately if you have any reason to believe that your password has become known to anyone else, or if the password is being, or is likely to be used in an unauthorised manner. You are responsible for ensuring that the details you provide to us with are correct and complete, and for informing us of any changes to the information you have provided. You can access your information in the Your Account section of the website.

If you provide or the SCI has reasonable grounds to suspect that you have provided any information that is untrue, inaccurate, not current or incomplete, or if you are in breach of applicable laws, these Conditions of Use or any other applicable terms and conditions, guidelines or policies, SCI has the right to suspend or terminate your use of, refuse any and all current or future use of the website, refuse service, terminate your account or remove or edit content.

We regard your privacy as important. Any details that we collect from you, if you have chosen to provide them to us, are to enable us to send you information about products and services in which you register an interest. Please view our Privacy Policy for further information on our policy. By providing us with your information you consent to us processing it for the purposes outlined in our Privacy Policy.


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Other than strictly in accordance with the Licence granted to you, no content, nor any part of it, may be reproduced, duplicated, copied, sold, resold, visited, or otherwise exploited for any commercial purpose without our express written consent. you may not utilise any data mining, robots, or similar data gathering and extraction tools to extract (whether once or many times) for re-utilisation any substantial parts of the content of, without our express written consent. You may also not create and/or publish your own database that features substantial parts of without our express written consent. You may not frame or use framing techniques to enclose any trademark, logo or other proprietary information (including images, text, page layout, or form) of SCI without our express written consent. You may not use any meta tags or any other "hidden text" utilising the SCI or FABIG names or trademarks without our express written consent.


Subject to your compliance with these Conditions of Use and your payment of any applicable fees, SCI or its content providers grant you a limited, non-exclusive, non-transferable, non-sublicensable licence to access and make use of products and services for your personal and internal business services. Specifically, you are permitted to download and print extracts from for your own use, provided that:

  • you do not modify any documents or their related graphics in any way;
  • you do not use any illustrations, photographs, video or audio sequences or any graphics separately from any accompanying text.; and
  • you include an acknowledgement alongside the copied material noting FABIG as the author and publisher.

You are also granted a non-exclusive and revocable licence to create a hyperlink to our home page. Your hyperlink must not portray SCI or FABIG, our products and services in an offensive, misleading or false manner. You may not use our trademarks or logos as part of your link without our written agreement for you to do so.

All rights not expressly granted to you in these Terms and Conditions of Use are reserved and retained by SCI or its licensors, suppliers, publishers or other content providers.

You acknowledge that SCI may terminate or suspend your right to use if you breach, or if SCI has reasonable grounds to suspect that you have breached the provisions of these Conditions of Use.


Apart from your personal information, which is covered by our Privacy Policy, any other material that you may post to our website will be considered non-confidential and non-proprietary. SCI shall have no obligations with regard to such material.

When you use, you may not use it in any way that may be technically harmful (such as infecting it with computer viruses, logic bombs, Trojan horses, worms or any other harmful components, corrupted data, malicious or harmful software) or that causes annoyance or inconvenience to any person. You may not also use for any fraudulent or illegal purpose or in connection with a criminal offence.

You may not post or transmit material to, from or through that may be threatening, defamatory, obscene, indecent, offensive, abusive, liable to incite racial or religious hatred, discriminatory, scandalous, inflammatory, blasphemous or that may infringe the rights of any third party. SCI shall co-operate with any law enforcement authorities or court order requesting or directing SCI to disclose the identity or locate anyone posting any material in breach of any of these provisions.


Links to third party websites on are provided solely for your convenience. If you use these links, you will leave our website. SCI has not reviewed all of these third party websites and does not control and is not responsible for them or their content or availability. SCI does not endorse or make any representations about them, or any material found on them, or any results that may be obtained from using them. If you decide to access any of the third party websites linked to, you do so entirely at your own risk.


If you choose to provide us with information via a form on, we will use that information only to complete the request specified by that form, or to update you regarding similar products and services to which the forms relate. If you choose to complete any form, we will collect your information by an automated process. We will not share your information with any third party, other than as described above in Your Use of the FABIG Website and our Privacy Policy.


While we endeavour to ensure that the information on is correct, SCI does not make any warranties or representations about the accuracy and completeness of the material on it. SCI may make changes to the material on, or to the products and prices described in it, at any time without notice. SCI makes no commitment to update material on to any specific timeframe or at all. SCI expressly disclaims liability for errors and omissions in the contents of Users should seek appropriate advice before proceeding on the basis of any information obtained from

The material on is provided "as is", without any conditions, warranties or other terms of any kind. Accordingly, to the maximum extent permitted by law, we provide you with on the basis that SCI excludes all representations, warranties, conditions and other terms (including, without limitation, the conditions implied by law of satisfactory quality, fitness for purpose and the use of reasonable care and skill) which, but for this legal notice, might have effect in relation to the website.

SCI accepts no responsibility for any loss which may arise from reliance on any information contained on this website or any other sites linked from this site. You agree that SCI is excluded from all liability of any kind arising from any third party content or information on or linked from this site.

You acknowledge that use of the Internet is not guaranteed to be continuous or error free. SCI shall not be liable for damage, costs or loss arising from events outside its control including without limitation flood, fire, theft, power outage, terrorist attack, loss or interruption of communications service, or strike.

The liability of SCI for all loss directly resulting from the use of, or inability to use, is limited to £500. Save for that limit, SCI and its officers, directors, employees, contractors or agents exclude all liability and responsibility for any amount or kind of loss or damage that may result to you or a third party through the use of, or your inability to use,, or through the content of This includes (but this list is not exhaustive) any indirect, punitive or consequential loss or damages, or any loss of income, profits, goodwill, data, contracts, or use of money. This limitation applies whether your damages or losses may arise in tort (including without limitation negligence) or contract.

Nothing in these Terms and Conditions of Use shall exclude or limit the liability of SCI for:

  1. death or personal injury caused by negligence; or
  2. fraud; or
  3. misrepresentation as to a fundamental matter; or
  4. any liability which cannot be excluded or limited under the applicable law.

If your use of material on results in the need for servicing, repair or correction of equipment, software or data, you assume all costs of such. Nothing in these Terms and Conditions of Use shall affect your statutory rights.


If you breach these Terms and Conditions of Use and we take no action, we will still be entitled to use our rights and remedies in any other situation where you breach these Terms and Conditions of Use.


These Terms and Conditions of Use shall be governed by and construed in accordance with English law. Disputes arising out of or in connection with these Terms and Conditions of Use shall be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English courts.



These Terms and Conditions of Sale govern the sale of products and services by SCI through to you. It may be possible to do the following through our website:

  • Purchase certain technical documents in Portable Document Form (pdf)
  • Purchase certain technical documents in printed form
  • Purchase access for a limited time to video recordings of lectures and technical presentations
  • Register to attend events organised by FABIG or by FABIG in conjunction with other organisations.

Please read these Terms and Conditions of Sale carefully before placing an order through By placing an order, you signify your agreement to be bound by these Terms and Conditions of Sale.


Your order is an offer to SCI to buy the product(s) or service(s) in your order. When you place an order, we will send you an e-mail confirming receipt of your order and containing the details of your order (the "Order Confirmation E-mail"). The Order Confirmation E-mail is acknowledgement that we have received your order, and does not confirm acceptance of your offer. We may or may not accept your order at our discretion. We only accept your order and conclude the contract when we notify you of our acceptance by sending you an Order Acceptance E-mail.

Without affecting your right of cancellation set out in section 2 below, you can cancel your order for a product at no cost any time before we send the Dispatch Confirmation E-mail relating to that product. This right to cancel does not apply to certain categories of products and services, including digital products or software which are not supplied in a physical format (e.g. on a CD or DVD), once download or use (whichever is earlier) has begun.

You consent to receive sales invoices electronically. Electronic invoices will be made available in pdf format in the Your Account area of the web site. For each delivery, we will inform you in our Dispatch Confirmation E-mail if an electronic invoice is available. For further information about electronic invoices and instructions on how to receive a paper copy please refer to our help pages.


Unless one of the exceptions listed below applies, you can cancel your order without giving any reason within 14 days from the day on which you or a third party indicated by you (other than the carrier) receives the goods purchased or from the day of the conclusion of the contract, in the case of services or digital content not supplied in a tangible medium (e.g. CD or DVD).

You must inform us in writing of your decision to cancel your order. To meet the cancellation deadline, it is sufficient for you to send your communication before the 14 days’ cancellation period has expired and return the item to us.

We will reimburse all payments received from you for the goods purchased and will also reimburse delivery charges for the least expensive type of delivery offered by us, no later than 14 days from the day on which we received the above communication. We will use the same means of payment as you used for the initial transaction, unless we have expressly agreed otherwise. In any event, you will not incur any fees as a result of such reimbursement. We may withhold reimbursement until we have received the goods back or you have supplied evidence of having sent back the goods, whichever is the earliest.

The right of cancellation does not apply to:

  • the delivery of sealed audio or video recordings or of sealed software if unsealed by you after delivery;
  • a service if SCI has fully performed it and you accepted when you placed your order that we could start to deliver it, and that you could not cancel it once delivery had started;
  • the supply of digital content (including apps, digital software, ebooks, video recordings, etc) which is not supplied on a tangible medium (e.g. on a CD or DVD) if you accepted when you placed your order that we could start to deliver it, and that you could not cancel it once delivery had started.


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