High resolution nutrient chemistry of the River Frome, Dorset, UK (2004-2006)

The Data is held by the Centre for Ecology & Hydrology (CEH) on behalf of The Natural Environment Research Council (NERC). Ownership of the Data and all rights subsisting in the Data, including copyright, database rights and rights to apply for patents or any other intellectual property rights, rests with NERC, unless otherwise stated. Your use of information provided by the CEH is at your own risk. Please read any warnings given about the limitations of the information.


"Data" means the High resolution nutrient chemistry of the River Frome, Dorset, UK (2004-2006) dataset selected and/or subsequently downloaded.

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"Environment Agency Content" means the Environment Agency 15 minute river flow data supplied with the Data and licensed to You under the terms set out in Annex 1 to this licence.

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"Personal Use" means use by You where You are acting on your own behalf. 


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        Acknowledgement:  Data owned by NERC – Centre for Ecology & Hydrology

        © Database Right/Copyright NERC – Centre for Ecology & Hydrology. All rights reserved.

6.1.2 For use of the Data in scientific and/or academic publications, accepted scientific referencing conventions will apply and You will act reasonably in carrying out such referencing.

6.1.3 You will ensure that citation of any relevant key publications and Digital Object Identifiers identified in the metadata record for the Data are included in full in the reference list of any reports or publications that describe any research in which the Data have been used.

6.1.4 The Licensee will ensure that citation of the following publication for this dataset is included in full.

         Bowes MJ, Smith JT, Neal C. The value of high-resolution nutrient monitoring: A case study of the River Frome, Dorset, UK. Journal of Hydrology 2009; 378: 82-96.


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7.4 The Licensor does not warrant that the Data will meet your requirements or that its operation will be uninterrupted or error free. This licence agreement does not affect your statutory rights.


8.1 All guarantees, representations and warranties of any kind, whether express or implied, including, without limitation, the implied warranties of satisfactory quality, merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose or ability to achieve a particular result are hereby excluded, so far as such exclusion or disclaimer is permitted under the applicable law. You assume the entire risk as to the quality and performance of the Data. Should the Data prove defective, You (and not the Licensor) assume the entire cost of all necessary servicing or correction.

8.2 In no event shall the Licensor be liable for any damages, including loss of business, loss of opportunity, loss of data, loss of profits or for any other indirect or consequential loss or damage whatsoever arising out of the use of or inability to use the Data, even if the Licensor has been made aware of the possibility of such damages.

8.3 The Licensor accepts no liability for any loss or damage which may be caused by the condition of the file in which the information is provided and the Licensee is expected to operate suitable anti-virus software before loading it into its computer system. The Licensee also being responsible for ensuring that the form of the information received is compatible with its computer system and any other data with which the information is to be used.

8.4 Nothing in this Licence Agreement shall exclude or limit the liability of the Licensor or the Licensee for fraudulent misrepresentation or for death or personal injury resulting from the negligence of the Licensor or the Licensee.


9.1 The Licensor will treat any personal information provided or obtained, in accordance with the provisions of the Data Protection Act of 1998.

9.2 Any personal information provided or obtained shall be used only for the purposes of providing the Data to the Licensee, for communication relating to updates and amendments, relating to CEH products or services, and for system administration of the web server, unless otherwise agreed by the Licensee.

9.3 The Licensor will on request, delete or remove any personal information held from a Licensee.


10.1 The Licensor may terminate this Licence Agreement by providing the Licensee with 30 days notice of such termination.  

10.2 The Licence Agreement will terminate automatically if any of its terms are breached by the Licensee.

10.3 Upon termination all rights You have to use the Data will cease and You must destroy or delete the Data (including partial or modified versions and datasets derived from the Data) and all copies from all storage media in your control.

Clauses 1, 7, 8, 10.3 & 13 will survive termination of this agreement.


If any provision of this licence agreement is held invalid, illegal or unenforceable for any reason by any court of competent jurisdiction such provision shall be severed and the remainder of the provisions hereof shall continue in full force and effect as if this licence agreement had been agreed with the invalid illegal or unenforceable provision eliminated.


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This agreement shall be governed by and construed in accordance with English law and the parties submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English courts.


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