Policies and Legislation

This privacy policy sets out how A.G.A. Bioengineering Systems Ltd. (the Group) uses and protects any information that you give A.G.A. Bioengineering Systems Ltd. when you use this website.

The Group is committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected. Should we ask you to provide certain information by which you can be identified when using this website, then you can be assured that it will only be used in accordance with this privacy statement.

A.G.A. Bioengineering Systems Ltd. may change this policy from time to time by updating this page. You should check this page from time to time to ensure that you are happy with any changes. This policy is effective from 24th April 2013

What we may collect.

We may collect the following information: name and job title contact information including email address demographic information such as postcode, preferences and interests other information relevant to customer surveys and/or offers

What we do with the information we gather.

We require this information to understand your needs and provide you with a better service, and in particular for the following reasons: Internal record keeping.

We may use the information to improve our products and services.

We may periodically send promotional email about new products, special offers or other information which we think you may find interesting using the email address which you have provided.

From time to time, we may also use your information to contact you for market research purposes. We may contact you by email, phone, fax or mail.

We may use the information to customise the website according to your interests.

We may provide your information to our third party partners for marketing or promotional purposes.

We will never sell your information.

Security

We are committed to ensuring that your information is secure. In order to prevent unauthorised access or disclosure we have put in place suitable physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online.

How we use cookies

A cookie is a small file which asks permission to be placed on your computer’s hard drive. Once you agree, the file is added and the cookie helps analyse web traffic or lets you know when you visit a particular site. Cookies allow web applications to respond to you as an individual. The web application can tailor its operations to your needs, likes and dislikes by gathering and remembering information about your preferences.

We use traffic log cookies to identify which pages are being used. This helps us analyse data about web page traffic and improve our website in order to tailor it to customer needs. We only use this information for statistical analysis purposes and then the data is removed from the system.

Overall, cookies help us provide you with a better website, by enabling us to monitor which pages you find useful and which you do not. A cookie in no way gives us access to your computer or any information about you, other than the data you choose to share with us.

You can choose to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. This may prevent you from taking full advantage of the website.

Links to other websites

Our website may contain links to enable you to visit other websites of interest easily. However, once you have used these links to leave our site, you should note that we do not have any control over that other website. Therefore, we cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide whilst visiting such sites and such sites are not governed by this privacy statement. You should exercise caution and look at the privacy statement applicable to the website in question.

Below is listed some of the main environmental legislation which encompasses the ethos of the A.G.A Group

We use this legislation as a guideline to good working practice and along with being internationally recognised under ISO 14001, ISO 9001 and ISO 18001.

Habitats Directive (92/32/EEC)

The European Community Council Directive on the Conservation of Natural Habitats of Wild Fauna and Flora (92/43/EEC) aims to protect the European Union’s biodiversity. It requires member states to designate Special Areas of Conservation (SACs) – sites of European importance for listed habitats and species. SACs must be maintained at, or restored to, favourable conservation status, and should be protected from damaging plans or projects. The Directive also requires member states to provide strict protection for specified flora and fauna outside of designated sites (i.e. European Protected Species).

Habitats Regulations 1994

The Conservation (Natural Habitats Directive) Regulations 1994 formally transpose the requirements of the Habitats Directive into national law. They build on existing nature conservation legislation for the protection of habitats and species by introducing requirements for assessing plans and projects affecting European designations and licensing certain activities affecting European Protected Species.

Countryside Act 1968

This act imposed a duty on local authorities and other public bodies to have regard to the desirability of conserving the “natural beauty and amenity” of the countryside – including wildlife – in the exercise of their functions relating to land.

Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981

This act provides varying degrees of protection for the listed species of flora and fauna, including comprehensive protection of wild birds and their nests and eggs. The act also introduced the designation of Marine Nature Reserves. It also revised the system for designating SSSIs and gave further powers for their protection and the introduction of management agreements.

Protection of Badgers Act 1992

This act consolidated previous badger legislation by providing comprehensive protection for badgers and their sets, with a requirement that any authorised set disturbance or destruction be carried out under licence.

Countryside and Rights of Way Act 2000

This act strengthens the protection given to SSSIs. It revises the procedures for the notification of SSSIs and for the consenting of operations which may damage the special interest of a SSSI. Local authorities have a new duty to take steps, consistent with the proper exercise of their functions, to further the conservation and enhancement of SSSIs.

The act also strengthens the existing provisions of the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981 for the enforcement of wildlife legislation, including a new offence of “recklessly” destroying or damaging the habitats of certain protected species.

Town and Country Planning (Environmental Impact Assessment) (England and Wales) Regulations 1999 Directive 85/33/EEC, Amended by 97/11/EC

These regulations (implementing a European Directive) require an Environmental Impact Assessment to be carried out, before planning permission is granted, for certain types of major project which are judged likely to have significant environmental effects.

A.G.A Group Terms and Conditions

The following terms and conditions apply to purchases and services made from the A.G.A Group.

These conditions set out the agreement between you and “us” (A.G.A Group) for purchases made from the company.

Information on this website

Whilst we try to ensure that all descriptions and details displayed on this website are correct and up to date, we cannot guarantee that they are. Details may be updated from time to time and are subject to change. We cannot confirm the price of a product until exact specifications are known. All products and services advertised are subject to availability.

The information set forth in PDF brochures and specification sheet downloads, reflects our best knowledge at the time of issue.

They are subject to change arising from new developments and findings.

We do not accept any liability for the use of our products, technology or information.

Payment

Unless otherwise stated, all prices are exclusive of VAT @ 20% (where applicable) and are correct at the time of entering the information onto the system. The total cost is the price of the products and/or services ordered plus VAT and any applicable delivery charges.

Copyright and intellectual property rights

The material featured on this site is subject to Crown Copyright and / or third party copyright.

The names, images and logos identifying A.G.A Group are proprietary marks of A.G.A Group. Copying our logos and/or any other third party logos accessed through this site is not permitted without prior approval from the relevant copyright owner.

General Conditions

We shall not be liable to you where performance of any of our obligations to you is prevented, frustrated or impeded by reason of acts of God, war and other hostilities, civil commotion, accident, strikes, lock outs, trade disputes, acts or restraints of Government, imposition or restrictions of imports or exports or any other cause not within the reasonable control of the A.G.A Group.

If any part of these terms and conditions is found to be unenforceable as a matter of law, all other parts of these terms and conditions shall not be affected and shall remain in force. All sizes quoted are approximate. Where the A.G.A Group agrees to provide a specifically designed plan, the Customer agrees to check the accuracy and suitability of the plan.

Before working with electricity, gas or water you should always consult an appropriate professional electrician or CORGI-registered plumber. Always read and follow any relevant manuals and safety instructions. When working with electricity always turn off the mains.

The Client is responsible for obtaining all necessary planning permission and local authority consents and permissions for any work to be carried out and allowing the A.G.A Group or its consultants to inspect these prior to the commencement of work.

Any plan drawn by the A.G.A Group is, and remains, its property and may not be reproduced in whole or in part without its previous written consent.

The A.G.A Group will do all that it reasonably can to meet the date given for delivery. In the case of unforeseen circumstances, beyond the reasonable control of the A.G.A Group, the A.G.A Group may not be able to do so. In such circumstances the A.G.A Group will contact the Client and agree an alternative date. The Client will also do all that he/she reasonably can to enable the delivery to take place on the given date. In the case of unforeseen circumstances beyond the reasonable control of the Client, the Client may not be able to do so. In such circumstances the Client will contact the A.G.A Group and agree and alternative date.

As soon as the A.G.A Group has delivered the goods, the Client will be responsible for their safekeeping and the A.G.A Group will not be responsible for any damage or fault arising from incorrect storage. If the Customer delays a delivery, the A.G.A Group’s responsibility for everything other than damage due to its negligence will end on the date the A.G.A Group agreed to deliver them as set out in the contract.

Ownership of the goods shall remain with the A.G.A Group and shall not pass to the Client until the agreed price for them, together with all other sums due from the Client to the A.G.A Group, have been paid in full.

To the extent permitted by law, the A.G.A Group accepts no liability for any loss, damage or injury arising as a consequence of the advice provided.

These terms and conditions and any contract between us shall be governed by and construed in accordance with English law and the English Courts shall have jurisdiction over any disputes between us.