Terms of use

Terms of use and disclaimer

These terms of use govern the relationship between all users of this website ( referred to below as “you”), whether casual visitors or registered subscribers, and IDEACARBON Limited (“IDEACARBON”), a company incorporated in the Isle of Man, of IOMA House, Hope Street, Douglas, Isle of Man IM1 1AP.

ATTENTION: Please read these terms carefully before using the Website. Using the Website indicates that you accept these terms regardless of whether or not you choose to register with IDEACARBON. If you do not accept these terms, you should not use the Website.


You may access most areas of the Website without registering your details with IDEACARBON. Certain areas of the Website are only open to you if you register. The registration process requires you to confirm that you have read and agree to these terms.

IDEACARBON reserves the right to revise this legal notice at any time by updating this posting. You should check the Website from time to time to review the then current legal notice, because it is binding on you. Certain provisions of this legal notice may be superseded by expressly designated legal notices or terms located on particular pages at the Website.

Use of Information

Persons accessing the Website may not internally or externally, copy, distribute, relay, publish or otherwise deal with, disclose or make available any part of the information, data and other materials available on or through the Website (“the Information”) whether in the form received by them or in any other form and may not transfer any part of the Information to another information distribution network or publication system whether external or internal. The Information may only be used for internal business purposes.


The information is provided “as is” and “as available” on these standard terms and conditions, without any express or implied warranties, particularly as to the merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose of the Information. The Information is accessed and used entirely at the user’s own risk.

IDEACARBON accepts no liability or responsibility for the content of any third party services or data suppliers, or for any third party software.

IDEACARBON does not undertake, warrant or represent that:-

  • access to, possession of or use of the Information is lawful in any particular territory or that users are entitled to access, possess or use any information contained in the Information , or
  • the Information is of any particular quality or of a quality adequate to the user or suitable for any particular purpose (implied or express), or
  • it is under any obligation to provide any assistance or customer support to users for use of the Information
  • the Website and Information will have uninterrupted availability or available at any particular time, whether specified or not.


This site uses cookies to collect information about your computer, including where available your IP address, operating system and browser type, for system administration and to report aggregate information to our advertisers. This is statistical data about our users' browsing actions and patterns, and does not identify any individual. For the same reason, we may obtain information about your general internet usage by using a cookie file which is stored on the hard drive of your computer. They help us to improve our site and to deliver a better and more personalised service. You may refuse to accept cookies by activating the setting on your browser which allows you to refuse the setting of cookies. However, if you select this setting you may be unable to access certain parts of our site. Unless you have adjusted your browser setting so that it will refuse cookies, our system will issue cookies when you access our site.


Our site may, from time to time, contain links to and from the websites of our partner networks, advertisers and affiliates. If you follow a link to any of these websites, please note that these websites have their own terms and conditions of use, including their own privacy policies. IDEACARBON does not accept any responsibility or liability for these websites or for any use made of them.

Subscription Services

The following terms apply to all subscription services provided to subscribers by IDEACARBON via this website. Certain subscription services may be subject to further specific conditions which will be set out in detail on the respective pages of this site relating to those services. In the case of any conflict between the specific provisions relating to any specific service and these general conditions, the former shall apply.

IDEACARBON and all third party data suppliers ("data suppliers") obtain Information for their analysis and forecasts from sources which they consider reliable, but neither IDEACARBON nor any data supplier guarantees the timeliness, accuracy, comprehensiveness or completeness of their analyses and forecasts, or any information contained therein, or their suitability for the particular purpose intended by users.

Statements of opinion contained in the Information are only intended as an aid to internal risk management, to be used in conjunction with other sources, and are not supplied for any other purpose. Accordingly users agree that:

  • they will not make a decision to buy/sell/invest in any rated entity/instrument in reliance on any of the statements set forth in this Legal Notice or the Information. They are advised to make a buy/sell/investment decision in relation to any rated asset/entity/instrument only after carefully considering the risks associated with such asset/entity/instrument as detailed in any offering memorandum or similar document that is prepared by or on behalf of the entity making the offering.
  • neither IDEACARBON nor any of its data suppliers are engaged in the offer or sale of any carbon asset/credit or instrument. A report providing a rating is neither a prospectus nor a substitute for the Information assembled, verified and presented to market participants by the originator/seller of carbon credits/assets/ instruments and its agents in connection with the sale of such carbon credits/assets/instruments. Ratings may be changed, suspended, or withdrawn at anytime for any reason in the sole discretion of IDEACARBON or its data suppliers.
  • ratings do not comment on the adequacy of market price, the suitability of any carbon credit/asset/instrument for a particular buyer/investor, or the tax-exempt nature or taxability of payments made in respect to any credit/asset/instrument. When undertaking a mandated rating, IDEACARBON or any data supplier receives fees from the entity mandating the rating which is normally the developer/originator. Ratings may also be subscribed to by market participants.

The use and interpretation of the Information requires financial skill and judgement. Users warrant that they have such skill and judgement and shall be solely responsible for any opinions, recommendations, forecasts or other comments made or actions taken by them based on such information, analyses and forecasts.

IDEACarbon will not be liable to users in any circumstances for any delay in delivery or non-delivery of the Information or for any inaccuracy or incompleteness of any part of the Information.

All conditions warranties and representations expressed or implied by statute common law or otherwise in relation to any aspect or part of the Information are excluded and in no event shall IDEACARBON or any data supplier be liable for any negligence or tortious loss or any loss or damage (whether direct or consequential, foreseen or unforeseen including loss of profit or other economic loss) arising out of a subscription service or any part of it.

IDEACARBON’s aggregate liability to any user of its subscription services in respect of the Information or the Website shall be zero unless otherwise provided in specific terms relating to any specific subscription service.

Nothing in this Legal Notice shall limit the liability of IDEACARBON to the subscriber for death or personal injury resulting from its negligence (as defined in the Unfair Contract Terms Act 1977) or for fraudulent misrepresentation or for any liability which cannot be excluded by law.


Any material or information transmitted to or posted to the Website by any user by any means will be treated as non-confidential and non-proprietary and may be disseminated or stored or used by IDEACARBON or its affiliates for any purpose whatsoever. No user shall post or transmit to the Website any unlawful, threatening, defamatory, libellous, obscene, scandalous, inflammatory, pornographic or profane material or any other material which could give rise to any civil or criminal liability in any territory, state, province or country to which the Website relates.

Privacy policy

IDEACARBON is strongly committed to protecting privacy online and has taken steps to protect the information its subscribers share with us. Requests and information are transmitted via a secure server, which encrypts all input prior to being sent, and all information is securely stored. To help IDEACARBON protect your privacy, users are required to maintain the secrecy of their logon ID and of any and all passwords you may have set up in connection with the provision of any IDEACARBON service.

Collection of Information

IDEACARBON may collect and process information about you, including information which you provide by filling in a registration form, information that you might provide to IDEACARBON of any type, any details of transactions that you or your employer may undertake and details of user visits to this site.

Use of Information

The information IDEACARBON collects about you may be used by IDEACARBON or by any person or persons acting on its behalf:

  • to process registration and subscription requests for IDEACARBON’S services and other customer relationship management activities.
  • to provide you with any services to which you subscribe, and any service-related activities such as collecting subscription fees, monitoring usage and notifying you or contacting you regarding any problem with, or the expiration of, such services.
  • to provide you with information, products or services that you request from IDEACARBON or which IDEACARBON believes may interest you and to discuss this with you.

It may be necessary for IDEACARBON to disclose your personal information to one or more agents and contractors of IDEACARBON, but such agents and contractors will be required to agree to use the information obtained from IDEACARBON only for the same purposes as IDEACARBON.

It may also be necessary for IDEACARBON to transfer this personal information to other territories for the purpose of or in the course of providing subscription services via this website.. By using this website, and by providing this information to IDEACARBON, you confirm that you consent, in accordance with applicable data protection legislation in any relevant territory, to the collection, processing and use of this personal information by IDEACARBON, its affiliated companies and authorised agents, contractors and third parties.

The data that we collect from may be transferred to, and stored at, a destination inside or outside the European Economic Area ("EEA"). It may also be processed by staff operating outside the EEA who work for IDEACARBON or for one of its suppliers. Such staff maybe engaged in any of the above uses including the provision of support services. By submitting your personal data, you agree to this transfer, storing or processing. IDEACARBON and its suppliers will take all steps reasonably necessary to ensure that your data is treated securely and in accordance with this privacy policy.

IDEACARBON may disclose your personal information to any member of its group, which means its subsidiaries, ultimate holding company and subsidiaries and associated companies thereof.

IDEACARBON may disclose your personal information to third parties:

  • in the event that it sells or buys any business or assets, in which case ot may disclose your personal data to the prospective seller or buyer of such business or assets.
  • if it is under a duty to disclose or share your personal data in order to comply with any legal obligation, or in order to enforce or apply these terms of use or to protect the rights, property, or safety of IDEACARBON or any third party. IDEACARBON may also exchanging users’ personal information with other companies and organisations for the purposes of fraud protection and credit risk reduction.

Your rights

You have the right to ask IDEACARBON not to process your personal data for marketing purposes. IDEACARBON will usually inform you (before collecting your data) if ot intends to use your data for such purposes or to disclose your information to any third party for such purposes. You can exercise your right to prevent such processing by checking certain boxes on the forms used to collect your data. You can also exercise the right at any time by contacting IDEACARBON at info@ideacarbon.com.

IDEACARBON reserves the right to change this statement at any time by posting revisions on this Web site. This privacy policy is not intended to, and does not create any contractual or other legal rights in or on behalf of any party. You may notify IDEACARBON at any time of any corrections or changes in your personal information by contacting us at info@ideacarbon.com.

Governing law and Jurisdiction

This legal notice and any disputes or claims arising out of or in connection with it or its subject matter or formation (including non-contractual disputes or claims) are governed by and construed in accordance with the law of England. The parties irrevocably agree that the courts of England have exclusive jurisdiction to settle any dispute or claim that arises out of or in connection with this legal notice or its subject matter or Information (including non-contractual disputes or claims).


The trademarks and logos (the Trademarks) used and displayed on the Website are registered and unregistered trademarks of IDEACARBON and others and may not be used in any manner without the prior written consent of the Trademark owner.

If you have any questions about these terms, or would like information on how to license information from IDEACARBON, please contact us using the contact details provided elsewhere on the Website.


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