Terms of website use

These terms apply to the websites of all companies and divisions owned by Meritas Developments Limited, a company registered in England No: 07246160. By using this website you accept these terms and conditions, which shall be interpreted according to English law.

While every care is taken to ensure that the information displayed on this website is correct, no warranty or representation is given as to its quality, accuracy, fitness for purpose, usefulness or completeness.

All published material remains the copyright of the publisher. No part of this website may be reproduced stored in a retrieval system or transmitted, in any form, without prior permission of the copyright owner.

To the full extent permissible by law, none of our companies or divisions shall have any liability for any damage or loss however it arises, resulting from the use of, or inability to use this website, or any material appearing on it.

Users agree to indemnify and hold our companies and divisions harmless from and against all and any expenses, losses, liabilities, damages, costs or expenses incurred or suffered and any claims or legal proceedings which are brought or threatened, arising from your use of this website.

This website contains some links to external sites. Our companies or divisions are not responsible for, and have no control over, the content of such sites.

Our companies and divisions may make alterations to, or withdraw their website, or any part thereof, at any time. 

Privacy & Cookie Policy

This privacy policy applies to all companies and divisions owned by Meritas Developments Limited. At present this comprises Cawood Scientific Ltd, Natural Resource Management Ltd, and Sciantec Analytical Services Ltd. All our companies and divisions fully respect the privacy of our website users. We limit the collection and use of personal information to what is necessary to administer our business, provide you with the highest quality visit, and offer you information we think will be of interest.

Personal information (i.e. your name, job title, telephone number and email) is provided by you as part of the registration process for accessing certain areas of technical information. We use this information to manage your registration. We do not request sensitive information, such as credit card, bank account or National Insurance numbers.

Your contact details may be used to provide you with information about other related products, events and services from us.

We may also disclose your information if we have a duty to do so or if the law demands that we do so.

We endeavour to take all reasonable steps to protect your personal information. However, we cannot guarantee the security of any data you disclose online. You accept the inherent security risks of providing information and dealing online over the Internet and will not hold us responsible for any breach of security unless this is due to our negligence or wilful default.

You can ask to see any record that we hold on you at any time. We reserve the right to charge a small administrative fee for providing this information.

We use your IP address to administer our website and to help diagnose any problems. We do not link your IP address to any personally identifiable information. We use a measurement system to determine the way our website is used so we understand better how to make the service faster and more user-friendly. We do not track what individual users read, but rather how often each page is visited. This helps us maintain a useful and informative website.

Like most websites, we use cookies. These are small files on your computer which make it easier for you to use a website. Cookies have many uses and most are not damaging to your privacy. All of the cookies used on this website fall into that category. We do not use cookies that collect or transfer your personal data to other web sites for advertising or any other purpose.

We also use Google Analytics to measure how many people use this site. We do this to make sure the site is meeting users' needs and to understand how we could improve it. Google Analytics stores information about what pages you visit, how long you are on the site, how you got here and what you click on. We do not collect or store any personal information (e.g. your name or address) so this information cannot be used to identify who you are. We also do not allow Google to use or share our analytics data.

If you want to be removed from our database, please send us an email detailing your request. Please note that it may take up to 28 days to action your request.

We may change this privacy statement from time to time.

If you have any questions about our privacy policy or the information we have collected from you online please contact us through any of the mechanisms highlighted on our ‘contact us’ pages.