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This website is operated by the Central Point for Expertise on Timber (‘CPET’) – a service which is funded by the Government. CPET is operated by ProForest, a private company henceforth referred to as 'We', ‘Us’ or ‘Our’. In entering our site you the user ('You' or ‘Your’) are accepting our Terms and Conditions, as follows. This statement relates only to the CPET website and does not cover other websites linked to from this site

The CPET website is maintained for your personal use and viewing. The site contains material which is owned by third parties or CPET or is licensed to CPET, including (but not limited to) the design, layout and graphics. The materials are protected by intellectual property laws including (without restriction) copyright, trademarks and database rights. You may view, use, print, download or store extracts from this site for personal and research use only, to the extent permitted by law. If you choose to use extracts from the site, you should ensure that you acknowledge the source of the extract as being the copyright material of CPET or any other third party owner of intellectual property rights.  None of this material may be used for any other purpose  (including re-distribution or re-publication to anyone else) in any form or medium without prior written permission from the relevant intellectual property rights owner. Commercial use of the material is not permitted. No part of the material may be incorporated in any other work or publication, whether in hard copy or electronic or any other form without the prior written permission of the owner. When you access and use   this site this constitutes Your acceptance   of these Terms and Conditions which take effect from the date of first use. These Terms and Conditions shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of England and Wales. Any dispute arising under these Terms and Conditions and which We are unable to resolve with You shall be subject to the non-exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of England and Wales.

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Accuracy of Information

The CPET website  is provided 'as is', and without warranty of any kind whether express or implied, including but not limited to the implied warranties of satisfactory quality, fitness for a particular purpose, non-infringement, compatibility, security and accuracy. You should take all reasonable steps to ensure that You fully understand any information which You obtain from this site or any other links from this site and whether or not it applies to You. We will not (to the greatest extent permissible by law) be liable for any loss or damage suffered by you or anyone else which relates to or arises out of your use of the site or any information contained in it.  You agree that your use of this site is at your own risk.

Whilst every reasonable care has been taken in the compilation of this web site, and every reasonable attempt made to present current  and accurate information, We cannot guarantee that inaccuracies will not occur, that defects will be corrected, or that this site or the server that makes it available represent the full functionality, accuracy, reliability of the materials. We will not be held responsible for any loss, damage or inconvenience caused to you or anyone else as a result of any inaccuracy or error within these pages. If you discover any information on our pages which you believe to be inaccurate or inappropriate, please notify us by email at

Some of the documents on this website may contain links to information created and maintained by other organisations. Please note that We do not accept liability for or control of such information and cannot guarantee the content, relevance, timeliness, or accuracy of these outside materials, nor can We guarantee that these links will work all the time. We have no control over the availability of linked pages.Where links are provided these are indicative only as potential sources of assiatance and/or information and CPET provides no warranty about the site link and any information dispalyed there.

Linking to us

You may not link directly to the information hosted on this site without Our or any other relevant owner of  the information or materials on this site’s prior written permission.

 Virus protection

We make every reasonable effort to check and test material at all stages of production. However, You are advised to run an anti-virus program on all material downloaded from the Internet. We cannot accept any responsibility for any loss, disruption or damage to your data or your computer system which may occur whilst using material derived from this website. We cannot guarantee that availability of the site and any services provided via the site will be uninterrupted or error free or that the site or the server hosting the site are free from viruses or other forms of harmful code.

Website usage statistics

We collect  website usage information in order to measure the success of the site and improve our service to users. For this purpose we make use of analytic cookies. See for more information our cookie policy.

Copyright information

All copyright of material produced for CPET is vested in Defra.  

The Director of the Office of Public Sector Information (OPSI) in her role as the Queen’s Printer is responsible for the  management of all copyrights owned by the Crown. If You either wish to check whether material is covered by Crown Copyright or to use any material that is subject to Crown Copyright You must contact the OPSI for information/guidance. This information can be obtained at

The permission to reproduce Crown copyright material does not extend to any material on this site which is identified as being the copyright of a third party. Authorisation to reproduce such material would need to be obtained from the copyright holders concerned.

CPET can be contact by email at , by telephone on +44 (0) 1865 243766 or by post at South Suite, Frewin Chambers, Frewin Court, Oxford OX1 3HZ

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