Terms & Conditions

Please read these terms and conditions carefully before using this site.

@ Drought and Flood Mitigation Service. All rights reserved.

What is in these terms?

These terms tell you the rules for using our website https://dfms.co.uk (our site).

https://dfms.co.uk is a site operated by RHEA Group SA on behalf of the Drought and Flood Mitigation Service (DFMS). DFMS is a programme funded by the UK Space Agency and its partners, including RHEATECH Ltd.

DFMS is operated by RHEATECH Ltd, a company incorporated and registered in England and Wales with its registered office at G21-G25, Rutherford Appleton Laboratory Harwell Campus, Didcot, OX11 0QX, United Kingdom.

To contact us, please email info@dfms.co.uk.

By using our site you accept these terms

By using our site (https://dfms.co.uk), you confirm that you accept these terms of use and that you agree to comply with them.
If you do not agree to these terms, you must not use our site.
We recommend that you print a copy of these terms for future reference.

We may make changes to these terms

We may amend these terms from time to time. Every time you wish to use our site, please check these terms to ensure you understand the terms that apply at that time.

DFMS may make changes to the site

We may update and change our site from time to time to reflect changes to our users’ needs and our business priorities.

DFMS may suspend or withdraw the site

Our site is made available free of charge.

We do not guarantee that our site, or any content on it, will always be available or be uninterrupted. We may suspend or withdraw or restrict the availability of all or any part of our site for business and operational reasons. We will try to give you reasonable notice of any suspension or withdrawal.

You are also responsible for ensuring that all persons who access our site through your internet connection are aware of these terms of use and other applicable terms and conditions, and that they comply with them.

How you may use material on our site

We are the owner or the licensee of all intellectual property rights in our site, and in the material published on it. Those works are protected by copyright laws and treaties around the world. All such rights are reserved.

You must not copy, reproduce, republish, download, or make available to other parties, or otherwise use our site content in any way except for your own personal, non-commercial and non-academic use.

You must not modify, adapt, alter or create a derivative work from the content of our site except for your personal non-commercial and non-academic use. Any other use of our site content requires prior written permission from DFMS.

The names, images and logos identifying DFMS or third parties and their services or products are subject to copyright, design rights and trademarks of DFMS and/or third parties. Nothing contained in these terms shall be construed as conferring, by implication or otherwise, any license or right to use any trademark, patent, design right or copyright of DFMS, or of any other third-party.

You must not modify any materials you have printed off or downloaded in any way, and you must not use any illustrations, photographs, video or audio sequences or any graphics separately from any accompanying text.

Do not rely on information on this site

The content on our site is provided for general information only. It is not intended to amount to advice on which you should rely.

By using our site, you accept that the information contained within it is provided on an “as is” and “as available” basis. You understand that the information is provided without warranty of any kind.

It is advisable to obtain professional or specialist advice before taking, or refraining from, any action on the basis of the content on our site.

Although we make reasonable efforts to update the information on our site, we make no representations, warranties or guarantees, whether express or implied, that the content on our site is accurate, complete or up to date.
As such, we shall not be liable for any direct, indirect, special or consequential damages whether in contract, tort or otherwise, arising from DFMS the use of our site or the reliance on any information contained within.

We are not responsible for websites we link to

Where our site contains links to other sites and resources provided by third parties, these links are provided for your information only. Such links should not be interpreted as approval by us of those linked websites or information you may obtain from them.

We have no control over the contents of those sites or resources.

We are not responsible for viruses and you must not introduce them

We do not guarantee that our site will be secure or free from bugs or viruses.

You are responsible for configuring your information technology, computer programmes and platform to access our site. You should use your own virus protection software.

You must not misuse our site by knowingly introducing viruses, trojans, worms, logic bombs or other material that is malicious or technologically harmful. You must not attempt to gain unauthorised access to our site, the server on which our site is stored, or any server, computer or database connected to our site. You must not attack our site via a denial-of-service attack or a distributed denial-of service attack. By breaching this provision, you would commit a criminal offence under the Computer Misuse Act 1990. We will report any such breach to the relevant law enforcement authorities and we will co-operate with those authorities by disclosing your identity to them. In the event of such a breach, your right to use our site will cease immediately.

We are not liable for events beyond of our control

We shall have no liability to you for any breach of these Terms caused by any event or circumstance beyond our reasonable control including, but not limited to, strikes, lock-outs or other industrial disputes; breakdown of systems or network access; or flood, fire, explosion or accident; unstable social and political climate.

Which country’s laws apply?

These terms shall be governed by and interpreted in accordance with the laws of England and Wales.


Rutherford Appleton Laboratory Harwell Campus
OX11 0QX
United Kingdom
Contact: info@dfms.co.uk