Terms of Use & Disclaimer

Legal Notices

This legal notice is specific to content within the BCPC’s Website and any of its associated online services (UK Pesticide Guide, Manual of Biocontrol Agents, Online Pesticide Manual, GM/Biotech Manual, IdentiPest, and any further databases covered by BCPC Copyright) collectively referred to below as  “Websites”. By using any of the Websites, you are agreeing to the practices set out in this statement.

As the information on the Websites may be incomplete, out of date or inaccurate and may contain technical inaccuracies or typographical errors, BCPC  (“we”, “us” or “our”) reserves the right to update the Websites at its sole discretion. Thus such information may be changed or updated without notice.

Usernames and Passwords

Where you have registered on the Website and have been provided with a username and password, you agree not to make available your username and password available to anyone. If there has been a disclosure of your username and password, you agree to promptly notify us of such disclosure of so that BCPC can take appropriate security measures and to provide you with a new username and password.

Intellectual Property Rights and Licence

We and/or our licensors are the owner of all intellectual property rights in the Website. Those works are protected by copyright laws and treaties around the world. All such rights are reserved.

Copyright and Trade Marks

All materials on this Website are the copyright of BCPC. All rights are reserved. The materials on this website may be retrieved and downloaded solely for personal use. No materials may otherwise be copied, modified, published, broadcast or otherwise distributed without the prior written permission of BCPC.


Every effort has been made to ensure that all information is correct. However, the editors and the publisher do not accept liability for any error or omission in the content, or for any loss, damage or any other accident arising from the use of the products listed therein.

Before handling, storing or using any approved crop protection product, it is essential to follow the instructions on the label.

BCPC, and its parent company NIAB, make no warranties or representations of any kind concerning the accuracy or suitability of the information contained on the Websites for any purpose. All such information is provided “as is” and with specific disclaimer of any warranties of merchantability, fitness for purpose, title and/or non-infringement. BCPC/NIAB make no warranties or representations of any kind that the services provided by the Websites will be uninterrupted , error-free or that the Website or the server that hosts the Website are free from viruses or other forms of harmful computer code.

You are solely responsible for your choice in selecting this Website product.

In no event shall BCPC or its parent Company NIAB, its employees or agents be liable for any direct, indirect or consequential damages, loss of opportunity, loss of data, loss of goodwill, loss of anticipated savings loss or profit resulting from the use of the Website even if BCPC/NIAB has been advised of such loss.

Without prejudice to the foregoing paragraph, BCPC/NIAB’s liability for any breach of this terms and conditions will not exceed the price you paid for your subscription to access this Website.

Online UK Pesticide Guide

30 DAY FREE – Online UK Pesticide Guide

The 30-day Free trial to the Online UK Pesticide Guide is available once only to new subscribers that are UK residents and cannot be repeated at any time. Former subscribers are ineligible. The trial does not apply to corporate subscriptions.

This offer will only run for limited times throughout the year. A trial subscription will last for 30 Days. Before the end of this trial period, you will be sent a reminder offering you the opportunity to purchase a full subscription. Package deals will be available.

By subscribing and sharing your details with us, you are giving your consent to receive information about NIAB products and services. You can unsubscribe at any time using links in our communications. We will never share your information with third parties. For more information, please read the NIAB group privacy policy.

Package Offer: Online UK Pesticide Guide PLUS Hard Copy

For combined subscription and hard copy purchases as part of the Subscriber offer – A maximum of 3 BASIS points and 2 NRoSO points are available. Purchases of a standalone hardcopy purchases attract 2 BASIS points and 2 NRoSO points. Points for separate purchases cannot be combined.


Links to other web sites are provided by BCPC in good faith and for information only. BCPC/NIAB disclaims any responsibility for the materials contained in any web site linked to the Website.

In addition, a link to a non-BCPC website does not mean that BCPC or NIAB endorses or accepts any responsibility for the content, or the use, of such website or the products and/or services offered on such website. It is up to you to take precautions to ensure that whatever you select for your use is free of such items as viruses, worms, trojans and other items of a destructive nature.

Service Access

While we endeavour to ensure that the Websites are normally available 24 hours a day, we shall not be liable if for any reason a Website is unavailable at any time or for any period.

Access to the Website may be suspended temporarily and without notice in the case of system failure, maintenance or repair or for reasons beyond our control.

Global Nature of Websites

You recognise the global nature of the Website and thus agree to comply with all applicable local laws in your jurisdiction when using the Website.

Information we publish on the Website may contain references or cross-references to our services and/or products offered that are not announced or available in your country. Such references do not imply that we intend to announce such services and/or products in your country.

Users of the Websites

By subscribing/accessing any of the BCPC Websites you agree to:

  • Not remove or alter the copyright notices or other means of identification or disclaimers as they appear on the Website;
  • Not systematically make printed or electronic copies of multiple extracts of the Website for any purpose. BCPC reserves the right to limit the amount of data downloaded by a subscriber;
  • Not display or distribute any part of the Website on any electronic network, including without limitation the Internet and the World Wide Web;
  • Not permit anyone to access or use the Website other than the subscriber;
  • Not to use all or any part of Website for any commercial use.

If you print off, copy or download any part of the Website in breach of this Legal notice, your right to use the Website will cease immediately and you must, at our option, return or destroy any copies of the materials you have made.

Governing Law

You agree that this Legal Notice shall be exclusively governed in accordance with the laws of and the courts in England and Wales. Notwithstanding the foregoing, nothing in this legal notice will preclude BCPC/NIAB from applying to any court to bring an action for the infringement of its intellectual property rights.


If you have any concerns about material that appears on any BCPC Website, please contact publications@bcpc.org

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