Terms and Conditions


If you use this website (“the website”) you agree to be bound by these terms and conditions. If you do not accept these terms and conditions you should not use the website.


For the purpose of these terms and conditions, “we”, “us”, “our” means Quadram Institute Bioscience. Quadram Institute Bioscience leads the ‘Guardians of the Gut’ public engagement and education programme about the microbiome.  Part of this programme is the development of this website.

Website content

The information provided by Quadram Institute Bioscience on this website is not in any way an invitation or recommendation to buy any product featured. Prior to making a purchasing decision, we recommend that you seek appropriate advice.

Quadram Institute Bioscience will always endeavour to allow uninterrupted access to this website. However, Quadram Institute Bioscience reserves the right to suspend, restrict or terminate access at any point without prior notice.

Quadram Institute Bioscience reserves the right to change, modify, substitute or remove without notice any information on the website from time to time and assumes no responsibility for the contents of any other websites to which the website has links.

Intellectual property

Unless otherwise stated, Quadram Institute Bioscience owns the intellectual property rights to this website and material on the website including, but not limited to, web design, text, graphics, images, software and underlying source code.

Logos, names, images and trademarks on the website are proprietary rights of Quadram .Institute Bioscience Nothing on the website confers on any user the right to use any such logo, name, image or trademark.

You may view, download for caching purposes only, and print pages or product downloads (including but not limited to pdf brochures/specifications) from the website for your own personal use, or for educational use, subject to the restrictions set out below.

You must not:

– republish material from this website (including republication on another website);
– make profit from any material on the website;
– reproduce, duplicate, copy or otherwise exploit material on this website for a commercial gain.

Acceptable use

You must not use this website in any way that causes, or may cause, damage to the website or impairment of the availability or accessibility of the website; or in any way which is unlawful, illegal, fraudulent or harmful, or in connection with any unlawful, illegal, fraudulent or harmful purpose or activity.

You must not conduct any systematic or automated data collection activities (including without limitation scraping, data mining, data extraction and data harvesting) on or in relation to this website without Quadram Institute Bioscience’s express written consent.

Exclusions of liability

We use reasonable endeavours to ensure that the data on the website is accurate and to correct any errors or omissions as soon as practicable after being notified of them.

To the extent permitted by applicable law, we disclaim all warranties and representations (whether express or implied) as to the accuracy of any information contained on the website. We do not guarantee that the website will be fault free and do not accept liability for any errors or omissions.

Due to the nature of electronic transmission of data over the internet, and the number of users by whom data is posted on to the website, any liability we may have for any losses or claims arising from an inability to access the website, or from any use of the website or reliance on the data transmitted using the website, is excluded to the fullest extent permissible by law.

In no event shall we be liable for any indirect loss, consequential loss, loss of profit, data, revenue, business opportunity, anticipated savings, goodwill or reputation whether in contract, tort or otherwise arising out of or in connection with this agreement or use of the website save where such liability cannot be excluded by law.

We do not give any warranty that the website is free from viruses or anything else which may have a harmful effect on any technology.

Quadram Institute Bioscience will not be liable to you (whether under the law of contact, the law of torts or otherwise) in relation to the contents of, or use of, or otherwise in connection with, this website:

– for any direct, indirect, special or consequential loss; or

– for any business losses, loss of revenue, income, profits or anticipated savings, loss of contracts or business relationships, loss of reputation or goodwill, or loss or corruption of information or data.

Nothing in this website disclaimer will exclude or limit any warranty implied by law that it would be unlawful to exclude or limit; and nothing in this website disclaimer will exclude or limit Quadram Institute Bioscience ‘s liability in respect of any:

– death or personal injury caused by Quadram Institute Bioscience’s negligence;

– fraud or fraudulent misrepresentation on the part of Quadram Institute Bioscience; or

– matter which it would be illegal or unlawful for Quadram Institute Bioscience to exclude or limit, or to attempt or purport to exclude or limit, its liability.

Data submitted by users

We accept no liability for data supplied by any user for display on the website and the limitations in the section “Exclusions of Liability” above apply.

If you submit data for display on the website you are responsible for ensuring that the data is accurate, complete and up to date and for updating that data where necessary.

If you submit data for display on the website you are responsible for ensuring that no data is uploaded or submitted which is untrue, defamatory, obscene or abusive or otherwise objectionable or in breach of any applicable laws or rights of third parties.

You warrant that you have taken all reasonable precautions to ensure that any data you upload or otherwise submit to the website is free from viruses and anything else which may have a contaminating or destructive effect on any part of the website or any other technology.

We reserve the right (without limiting our rights to seek other remedies) to remove offending material placed on the website that we consider to constitute a misuse of the website or which is otherwise harmful to other users of the website.

You will indemnify us for any claim or loss (including without limitation, economic loss) suffered by us arising out of your failure to observe any of the terms of this condition.

Use of personal information

You agree that personal information will be dealt with in accordance with our Privacy Policy.


Without prejudice to Quadram Institute Bioscience’sother rights under these terms and conditions, if you breach these terms and conditions in any way, Quadram Institute Bioscience may take such action as Quadram Institute Bioscience  deems appropriate to deal with the breach, including suspending your access to the website, prohibiting you from accessing the website, blocking computers using your IP address from accessing the website, contacting your internet service provider to request that they block your access to the website and/or bringing court proceedings against you.

All disclaimers, indemnities and exclusions in these terms and conditions shall survive termination of the agreement between us for any reason.


If any provision of these terms and conditions is held to be unlawful, invalid or unenforceable, that provision shall be deemed severed and the validity and enforceability of the remaining provisions of these terms and conditions shall not be affected.

We may modify these terms and conditions at any time by publishing the modified terms and conditions on the website. Any modifications shall take effect on the date they have been published on the website.

Jurisdiction and governing law

Unless otherwise specified, the products and services described on this website are available only to UK residents. The information on this website is directed only at UK residents and may not comply with laws of any other country and any person who accesses this website from outside of the UK is responsible for compliance with local laws, if applicable.

These terms and conditions shall be governed by and construed in accordance with English law.

Any disputes shall be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English courts, to which both parties submit.

Registrations and authorisations

Quadram Institute Bioscience is registered in England and Wales with Co No. 03009972 and Charity no. 1058499

Quadram Institute Bioscience’s registered address is Quadram Institute Bioscience, Norwich Research Park,  Norwich, Norfolk, England, NR4 7UQ. You can contact Quadram Institute Bioscience by email to info@quadram.ac.uk