Terms and conditions for users of the Farm Carbon Calculator
By creating an account with the Farm Carbon Calculator, you agree to the Terms and Conditions laid out in this document.
Farm Carbon Cutting Toolkit Community Interest Company (‘FCCT’) accepts no liability for anything on its website, the Farm Carbon Calculator (‘the Calculator’) or any publications produced.
Any statements made are based on published data and case studies and are correct at the time of writing. No guarantee or warranty is made, expressed or implied, concerning agricultural performance as a result of using such advice.
Use of the Farm Carbon Calculator
Anyone is welcome to use the Calculator for free, accessed via our website https://calculator.farmcarbontoolkit.org.uk. You are permitted to download results and can access your account at any time to review past calculations, make amendments or use the Calculator for research. However, you are not permitted to make your results public, or use them for marketing purposes, without acknowledging the Farm Carbon Calculator.
Please note that any claims made regarding the carbon credentials of your farm, products or business are made entirely at your own risk and should be made clear with the provisos stated in these Terms and Conditions. It is the user’s responsibility to check their calculations have been performed correctly.
The Calculator is currently only designed for UK producers, but can be used by anyone, with the understanding of the geographical restrictions. We acknowledge what is not included in the Calculator (listed here) and always welcome feedback to improve in the future. We aim to update the Calculator on at least an annual basis, to reflect changes and improvements in research.
Consultants and other users who are using the Calculator for profitable purposes are required to purchase an annual license from us and are not able to use the Calculator for free. Details about the packages for consultants are here.
If any consultants or other for-profit users are found to be using the Calculator for profitable purposes, FCCT will take legal action against them to recover costs and for breach of contract.
Accuracy of results
FCCT have made every effort to ensure that the Calculator is as accurate as possible, and that the results generated from the online Calculator have been checked over and tested thoroughly. However, please note that the results of the Calculator have an inherent degree of inaccuracy due to the following variables:
• The quality and accuracy of users’ data
• Annual variations in weather
• Variable nature of biological emissions and sequestration in particular, for example livestock, soils, and hedges. This is reflected in the ‘Confidence level’ column in the Full Results table of each report.
FCCT is fully compliant with all GDPR regulations that protects your data and rights.
When you create an account for the Calculator you agree to your name and email being added to our email list. This Calculator users list, based on the Mailchimp application, will be used to periodically tell you news and share insights regarding the Calculator. We will also send you a direct reminder email a year after completing your previous carbon report, so you can complete reports on an annual basis.
We will not share your personal data with any third party under any circumstances, without your express prior permission.
FCCT collects data entered by users in a farm carbon database. Information is strictly confidential and will not be shared without your permission. Data will be used by FCCT for education, promotion and funding monitoring purposes without identifying individual farms. We hope this database will become an invaluable resource in coming years.
FCCT cannot take responsibility for the effect that any errors in calculations or original data used may have on organisations or individuals. We aim to update the Calculator periodically according to latest science and development work by the Calculator development team.
FCCT does not accept any responsibility for loss occasioned to any person or organisation acting, or refraining from action, as a result of any material in the product.
FCCT’s Privacy Notice can be viewed here https://www.farmcarbontoolkit.org.uk/fccts-privacy-notice
If you have any questions regarding these terms and conditions please contact FCCT Director Jonathan Smith [email protected]