Terms and Conditions

Thank you for visiting British Divers Marine Life Rescue’s website. Please read our terms and conditions carefully and understand them before using this site, shop, making a donation and booking a course.

If you are under 18 please get a parent or guardian to read through the details on this page and discuss them with you.

Who is BDMLR?

This website is operated by British Divers Marine Life Rescue (known from now on as BDMLR), a registered charity in England and Wales (Charity No. 803438), and Scotland (Charity No. SC039304). The charity’s registered address is: Lime House, Regency Close, Uckfield, East Sussex TN22 1DS. For more information see the about page.

Changes to these Ts&Cs

BDMLR may change these Terms & Conditions at any time, in which case the up to date Terms & Conditions will be posted on this website and will apply from the displayed date.

Some of the contents of this website will constantly change. You may need to refresh your browser each time you visit to ensure you are able to access the most up to date version.

How to use this site

This website is free to use and BDMLR is under no obligation to continue to display any or all of the information found here. BDMLR may withdraw, delete or change part or all of this website without notice. BDMLR is not be liable to you if for any reason part or all of its website is unavailable at any time or for any period.

You may only use this website in a manner that complies with all applicable laws and regulations and is consistent with these Terms & Conditions and does not infringe copyright, or restrict or inhibit the use and enjoyment of this site by other people. BDMLR reserves the right at its discretion to deny access to this website and social media profiles to anyone without prior notice.


BDMLR use, store and process information you provide in accordance with its privacy Policy. By using this website, you consent to information about you being captured, processed and stored in compliance to that policy.

Website content

If you have a problem, complaint or issue with any content (text, images, design) of this website please contact BDMLR by email providing the following:

  • Your name, verifiable contact details and company (if applicable) details.
  • The exact details of the content and the nature of your compliant and or issue.
  • A confirmation that the information you provide is accurate and not misleading and does not infringe rights held by anyone else.

Please note: no action can be taken without this information.

Where it is possible to add information to our website you must not post any material that is:

  • illegal, inaccurate or misleading, abusive, defamatory, threatening, liable to incite hatred (sexual and racial etc), discriminatory, pornographic or sexually-oriented.
  • not owned by you or for which you have not obtained all necessary licences and/or approvals
  • technologically harmful (such as malware, computer viruses, logic bombs, Trojan horses, worms, etc);
  • a misrepresentation of another person or entity or misrepresents your affiliation with anyone


  • You do not need to register to use this website. You will need to provide relevant details to book on a Marine Mammal Medic course and/or buy from the online shop. In those cases each registration is for a single user only.
  • Please ensure the details you provide are correct and complete and inform us immediately of any changes as soon as possible.
  • You must make sure you keep your Marine Mammal Medic number private and confidential. This means you must not share this number or let anyone else access it as they will be able to make medic-only purchases, which could jeopardise marine life rescues and other medics’ safety. If your medic number is used to purchase goods by or for another party in deceive you may have your medic status revoked at any time. Your medic number is ONLY valid when you are a paid up supporter of BDMLR.
  • You should inform BDMLR immediately if you have reason to believe your medic number has been stolen or used by a third party.

Intellectual property rights (IPRs)

All copyrighted material (including by not restricted to: photography, video footage, design elements, text and illustrations is subject to international copyright law. No unauthorised copying is permitted.

All images, text, footage and illustrations created by BDMLR is copyrighted to BDMLR and not available for reuse without permission.

BDMLR has been granted permission to use any other footage and images etc from third parties on this website. Where possible credit is given, but copyright remains owned by the originator unless specified.

You, as the website user, acknowledge to use all materials in accordance to the following:

  • You will not infringe anyone’s copyright.
  • You are not permitted to print, download or use in anyway (including screenshots) extracts from this website for use including private study or teaching purposes without consent from BDMLR.
  • Any and all permissions granted mean you can only copy or download the specific document or extract and no other information.
  • No modifications are allowed to any material
  • The material is not used to cause damage BDMLR’s reputation or is otherwise harmful to it or impair its ability to achieve its charitable objectives.

If you wish to use any material from this website, please email your request to info@bdmlr.org.uk with details of which information you are requesting and how you intend to use it. Any infringement of the above will automatically mean you will not be entitled to use any more BDMLR material.

Payment system

BDMLR takes every reasonable precaution to ensure any payment made by you in connection with its website is conducted via a secure link. However, the security of information and payments transmitted via the internet cannot be guaranteed and as it is not responsible for the operation of the secure link it will not, unless we are negligent, be liable for any loss you may suffer if a third party obtains unauthorised access to any information you provide.


BDMLR is not liable to any user (commercial or otherwise) for any loss or damage (financial or physical) arising from use of, or inability to use, this website.

BDMLR is not liable for any loss or damage caused by a malicious attack of your computer hardware and software or other harmful material due to your use of this website including downloading any content directly or indirectly through a link or otherwise.

BDMLR does not limit in any way its liability by law for fraud or death or personal injury caused by its breach of statutory duty or any other liability including negligence which cannot be excluded or limited under applicable law.

BDMLR excludes all conditions, warranties, representations or other terms which may apply to this webiste or any content within, whether express or implied.

BDMLR cannot categorically state all functions contained on this website will be uninterrupted or error-free, or the website or the server on which it is stored is free of viruses or malware. Therefore BDMLR is not be liable for any loss, disruption or damage to your data or your IT systems (hardware and software) or any other damages (including loss of profit or loss of use) arising out of your use of this website, its content or any link to another website.


This website contains links to third party websites. These links are provided for your convenience and BDMLR does not control the websites these links take you to and is not responsible for the content on the landing pages. As BDMLR is not responsible for the content on the selected landing pages, there is no endorsement implied of the material or the organisation. The landing pages held the correct information when the link was created and will be checked from time to time to ensure the link is still relevant, but BDMLR has no control over changes made to those pages and documents held on third party websites and servers. Therefore, if you decide to access any third party websites via links, you do so at your own risk.

If you wish to link from your website to BDMLR’s website you may do so only on the basis that:

  • The link must consist of either the website address or any linking logo which BDMLR has given you permission to use.
  • You do not in any way imply BDMLR endorses any product or service.
  • You do not misrepresent your relationship with BDMLR or present any false information about it.
  • You must own, or have permission to alter the website you are linking from.
  • The linking website does not contain content BDMLR would not endorse.
  • BDMLR reserves the right to withdraw linking permission without warning or reason.


  • The information on this website is intended to provide general information only and, therefore, is not a substitute for advice covering any specific situation. Therefore, do not use this website as a basis for a rescue of any animal without having first talked to an emergency responder on our emergency hotline.
  • While BDMLR has tried to ensure all the information here is correct, it does not guarantee the completeness and or accuracy of all information found on this website. Some material could be out of date, and we make no commitment to update any material.