Terms & Conditions

About the Energy Institute

As a Royal Charter organisation, the EI offers professional recognition and sustains personal career development through the accreditation and delivery of training courses, conferences and publications and networking opportunities. It also runs a highly valued technical work programme, comprising original independent research and investigations, and the provision of technical publications to provide the international industry with information and guidance on key current and future issues.

The EI promotes the safe, environmentally responsible and efficient supply and use of energy in all its forms and applications. In fulfilling this purpose the EI addresses the depth and breadth of energy and the energy system, from upstream and downstream hydrocarbons and other primary fuels and renewables, to power generation, transmission and distribution to sustainable development, demand side management and energy efficiency. Offering learning and networking opportunities to support career development, the EI provides a home to all those working in energy, and a scientific and technical reservoir of knowledge for industry.

This web-based course has been produced as a result of work carried out within the Technical Team of the EI, funded by the EIís Technical Partners. The EIís Technical Work Programme provides industry with cost-effective, value-adding knowledge on key current and future issues affecting those operating in the energy sector, both in the UK and internationally.

For further information, please visit http://www.energyinst.org

Energy Institute Technical Partners

The EI gratefully acknowledges the financial contributions towards the scientific and technical programme from the following companies:

However it should be noted that the above organisations have not all been directly involved in the development of this web-based course, nor do they necessarily endorse its content.

Copyright and ownership

Copyright © 2010 by the Energy Institute, London:

The Energy Institute is a professional membership body incorporated by Royal Charter 2003.

Registered charity number 1097899, England.

All rights reserved.

No part of this web-based course may be reproduced by any means, or transmitted or translated into a machine language without the written permission of the publisher.

Published by the Energy Institute.

The information contained in this web-based course is provided for general information purposes only. Whilst the Energy Institute and the contributors have taken every reasonable care in its development, no representations or warranties, express or implied, are made by the Energy Institute or any of the contributors concerning the applicability, suitability, accuracy or completeness of the information contained herein and the Energy Institute and the contributors accept no responsibility whatsoever for the use of this information. Neither the Energy Institute nor any of the contributors shall be liable in any way for any liability, loss, cost or damage incurred as a result of the receipt or use of the information contained herein.

The above disclaimer is not intended to restrict or exclude liability for death or personal injury caused by own negligence.


This website has been designed to be accessible by as many types of web browser software as possible. However, we recognise that accessibility is subjective, and therefore encourage you to let us know if you encounter any problems using the site. If you have specific accessibility needs that are not met by this website then please contact us, outlining the problem you faced, the page that caused it, and the web browser you are using. Please send all queries to:elearning@energyinst.org and we will do our best to respond quickly.

This website conforms to the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 1.0 (exceeding priority 2 checkpoints) from the Web Accessibility Initiative, part of the World Wide Web Consortium. In addition, the latest best practice techniques have been used where appropriate.


At the EI we take the security of our website and your data extremely seriously. Data collected as part of the e-learning course are held and maintained by the EI at all times to ensure confidentiality. Passwords are encrypted and are not accessible by anyone using or responsible for this web-based course.

Any contact details voluntarily given to the EI upon registration to the web-based course may be used to provide you with information about our relevant products and services with your consent. We do not collect email addresses for other companies' marketing purposes or pass on your personal data to any other organisation, except with your express consent.

If you suspect a breach of this policy, please contact: elearning@energyinst.org

User control

All information whether publicly posted or privately transmitted, is the sole responsibility of the person from whom such content originated. This means that you, not the EI, are entirely responsible for all content that you upload, post, email, transmit or otherwise make available via elearning@energyinst.org or other email addresses.

You agree not to use the web-based course to upload, post, email, transmit or otherwise make available content that is unlawful (including content which infringes the intellectual property rights of third parties), harmful, threatening, abusive, harassing, tortuous, defamatory, vulgar, obscene, libellous, invasive of another's privacy, hateful, or racially, ethnically or otherwise objectionable.

It is prohibited to upload, post, email, transmit or otherwise make available any unsolicited or unauthorised advertising, promotional materials or 'junk mail' to any other user.

By participating in the web-based course, you agree to abide by any requirements, procedures or policies connected to the service, and as such are not permitted to collect or store personal data about other users.

If the EI believes you to be in breach of any of these terms and conditions we reserve the right to terminate your account, or any part thereof, and remove any content provided by you contained within the website.

General practices

The EI may establish general practices and limits concerning use of the service, including without limitation the maximum number of days that email messages, online messages or other uploaded content will be retained by the service, the maximum number of email messages that may be sent from or received by an account and the maximum number of times you may access the service in a given period of time.

The EI has no responsibility or liability for the deletion of or failure to store any messages and other communications or other content maintained and transmitted by the service.

We reserve the right to terminate accounts that are inactive for an extended period of time.

The EI may collect and maintain statistics about the web servers used to contact the site. This enables the EI to generate internet traffic information and site usage, and therefore improve its content. This information does not include personal information about individual users.

The EI reserves the right to change these general practices and limits at any time, at its sole discretion, with or without notice. Any such revision shall be incorporated into this notice on the site.

Modification to the service

The EI reserves the right at any time and from time-to-time to modify or discontinue, temporarily or permanently, the service (or any part thereof) with or without notice.

The site may provide links to other World Wide Websites or resources. Where these are not EI products, please note that the EI is not responsible for the availability of such external sites or resources, does not endorse and is not responsible or liable for any content, advertising, products or other materials on or available from such sites or resources.

Changes to Terms and Conditions

These terms and conditions and disclaimer set out above may be changed without notice from time to time. By browsing this website you are accepting that you are bound by the current terms and conditions and disclaimer and so you should check these each time you revisit the site.

Termination of access

Registration data and scores from the web-based course assessments are kept within the site for one year following completion of a course module, and you can access the service at any point during this time.


These terms and conditions are governed by and to be interpreted in accordance with English law and in the event of any dispute arising in relation to these terms and conditions or any dispute arising in relation to the website or the web-based course whether in contract or tort or otherwise the English courts will have non-exclusive jurisdiction over such dispute.