Terms and Conditions

Please read these Terms and Conditions carefully. Together with our Privacy Policy; they govern Balanced Seas relationship with you in relation to this Website. The Website to which these Terms and Conditions apply and for which Balanced Seas is responsible is Balanced Seas may change these Terms and Conditions or the Privacy Policy at any time by updating this page. From time to time, you should review these Terms and Conditions to ensure that you are happy with any changes. Using or accessing this Website indicates your acceptance of these Terms and Conditions. If you do not accept them, please do not continue to use the Website. All communications regarding this Website should be addressed to Sally Moore at the address details on the site. Use of this Website is subject to the following terms of use:

  • The content and design of these pages are subject to copyright owned by Balanced Seas or used under licence from third party copyright owners. Reproduction is prohibited other than in accordance with our full Copyright Notice. This Copyright Notice forms part of these Terms and Conditions.
  • This Website contains general information. Whilst Balanced Seas makes every effort to ensure that the content is accurate and up to date, nothing in these pages should be construed as advice. By using this Website you confirm that you have not relied on any such content.
  • From time to time this Website may also include links to other websites. These links are provided to provide further information and are not intended to signify that Balanced Seas endorses such website and/or content. Balanced Seas has no responsibility for the content of the linked website. It is your responsibility to check the Terms and Conditions of any other websites you may visit.
  • You may not create a link to this Website from another website or document without Balanced Sea’s prior written consent.
  • Your use of this Website and any dispute arising out of such use of the Website is subject to the laws of England and Wales.
  • Balanced Seas does not exclude Balanced Sea’s liability (if any) to you for personal injury or death resulting from Balanced Sea’s negligence, for fraud or for any matter that it would be illegal to exclude or to attempt to exclude.

Full Copyright Notice

The contents of these pages are the copyright of Balanced Seas. Reproduction of part or all of the contents in any form is prohibited other than in accordance with the following permission.

Licence to copy for personal use only
  • You may print or download to a local hard disk extracts for your personal use.
Licence to copy for limited purposes
  • You may copy the content to individual third parties for their personal information, but only if:
    • you acknowledge the Website as the source of the material; and
    • you inform the third party that these terms apply and the third party agrees to comply with these terms.
  • The licence to copy does not permit incorporation of the content or any part of it in any other work or publication in any form whatsoever. Without limiting the foregoing, no part of the Website may be:
    • distributed or copied for any commercial purpose; or
    • reproduced, transmitted or stored in any other website or other form of electronic retrieval system.

Privacy Policy

This policy sets out how Balanced Seas use and protect any personal information that you give Balanced Seas when you use this Website. You should check this page from time to time to ensure that you are happy with any changes. This policy is effective from 01/10/2009.

Cookies, IP addresses and Non-Personal Information  

We may collect and store information about your visit on an anonymous, aggregate basis. This information may include the time and length of your visit, the pages you look at on our sites, and the site you visited just before coming to ours. We may also record the name of your Internet service provider, browser type, and country of origin. We use this information to measure site activity, to develop ideas for improving our site(s) and, where we observe a particular area of interest, and your business domain name is visible to us, additional information may be offered or sent to you.

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 but no personal data. We therefore cannot and would not use the cookie to identify you on websites of third parties. You can configure you 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.

Personal Information

You can choose to restrict the collection or use of your personal information such as name, e-mail address, mailing address or phone number:

When filling out the contact form please state in the opening line of the comment box, that you do not wished to be contacted for any other reason than in answer the relevant query.

If you have previously not objected to Balanced Seas using your personal information for direct marketing purposes, you can change your mind at any time by writing to us at:
Balanced Seas
Regional MCZ Project for the South-east
Durrell Institute for Conservation and Ecology (DICE)
Room Marlowe 65A?Marlowe Building
University of Kent
Kent CT2 7NR

Balanced Seas may also like to provide you with information by e-mail. However, Balanced Seas appreciate that e-mail 'spam' has become a problem in recent years. If you are a client or you have previously asked Balanced Seas for information on our products, Balanced Seas may send you information on our range of products by e-mail, unless you have asked Balanced Seas not to do so. We will not distribute any personal information to 3rd parties.

If the reason you have given Balanced Seas personal information is to receive e-mail information by return, Balanced Seas will continue to provide this information by e-mail unless you ask us not to do so. Otherwise, when you provide Balanced Seas with personal information, you will be asked whether or not you are happy for Balanced Seas to send you this kind of information by e-mail now, and in future.

If you decide at any time that you no longer wish to receive marketing e-mails from Balanced Seas, again, please contact the Marketing Manager at the above address.

By using the Website and not advising Balanced Seas to the contrary, you consent to Balanced Seas using the data in the way set out in this Privacy Policy.

Under the Data Protection Act 1998, you may request details of personal information that Balanced Seas holds about you. If you want to make a request, you should write to the Marketing Manager at the above address. Likewise, if you believe that any information Balanced Seas holds about you is incorrect or incomplete, you can let us know that this should be amended via the same process. Any information, which is found to be incorrect, will be corrected as soon as possible.


The Internet is not a secure medium. Balanced Seas is committed to ensuring that your information is secure as far as is reasonably possible. 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.

Other websites

The Balanced Seas website links to external websites. We select links that are editorially relevant to the content and are suitable for the audience. 
These links are included: 

  • For further relevant information or other key source material 
  • For background information

We do not link to external sites in return for cash, services or any other consideration in kind.

Balanced Seas does not accept submissions or requests. The team selects links and evaluates websites on the basis of editorial relevance.

External links are selected and reviewed when the site is published. However, Balanced Seas is not responsible for the content of external websites.
This is because: 

  • Balanced Seas does not produce them or maintain/update them
  • Balanced Seas cannot change them
  • They can be changed without Balanced Seas knowledge or agreement.

Data protection and privacy statement

Your information will be held by Balanced Seas in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998, and added to our marketing databases. It may be used for internal statistical analysis, to fulfill any requests from you for further information and services and to contact you by mail, telephone or (if you provide your e-mail address) electronic communication about other products, services or events offered by Balanced Seas. We may also transfer your details to any successor to our business, or any relevant part of it. This Privacy Statement applies to all information that we hold about you in any of these locations.

If you do not wish to receive further information about products, services and/or events offered by Balanced Seas, please contact us at the above address and we will assist you with your queries. You may also contact us this way if you wish to have access to, modify, correct or object to the further processing of your information.

Privacy Policy  

This policy sets out how Balanced Seas use and protect any personal information that you give Balanced Seas when you use this Website. You should check this page from time to time to ensure that you are happy with any changes. This policy is effective from 01/10/09.