Terms and conditions

By accessing this website you agree to the following Terms & Conditions. These terms are governed by and will be interpreted in accordance with the laws of England and Wales. The English courts shall have exclusive jurisdiction to settle any claim or dispute which may arise out of or in connection with these terms and conditions. Your continued use of this Website indicates your acceptance of these terms and conditions, which include our Copyright and Disclaimer, Privacy and Data Protection Policy Statement.

Copyright Notice

www.basements.org.uk and www.tbic.org.uk are the domains of this website of The Basement Information Centre (TBIC), managed by The Concrete Centre, part of the Mineral Products Association Ltd (MPA). Unless otherwise indicated, this website and the material featured in this site are the property of TBIC and MPA The Concrete Centre and/or its contributors and are protected by copyright and trademark laws.

Pages within the website may be saved or printed as extracts for your personal use, but you may not in so doing remove or amend any trademark, copyright or other proprietary notice. Reproduction of part or all of the contents in any form is prohibited unless for personal use. You may not modify, copy, distribute, republish or upload any of the material on this Website without the prior consent of TBIC/The Concrete Centre in writing. No intellectual property or other rights shall be transferred to you.

If you wish to seek permissions to reproduce copyrighted materials from TBIC/The Concrete Centre, any permission will be subject to the material being reproduced accurately and not being used in a derogatory manner or misleading context. Where the material is being published or issued to others, the source and MPA copyright status must be acknowledged.

The permission to reproduce copyright protected material does not extend to any material on this site which is identified as being the copyright of a third party.

If in any doubt, or to seek permissions, please contact us.


While every effort is made to ensure the accuracy of the content of this website, this cannot be guaranteed.

All advice or information from TBIC/MPA The Concrete Centre is intended only for use in the UK by those who will evaluate the significance and limitations of its contents and take responsibility for its use and application. No liability (including that for negligence) for any loss resulting from such advice or information is accepted by TBIC/Mineral Products Association or its subcontractors, suppliers or advisors. Readers of the site and documents downloaded and purchased from the site should note that publications from TBIC/MPA The Concrete Centre are subject to revision from time to time and should therefore ensure that they are in possession of the latest version.

Hyperlink disclaimer

Our site contains links to other sites of clients or contacts of ours which we believe may be useful and interesting. Such links, however, are not endorsements by us of any products or services supplied via or referred to in such sites and no information in such sites has been expressly or impliedly endorsed or approved by us.

Privacy Statement

MPA The Concrete Centre on behalf of TBIC will use its best endeavours to safeguard the privacy of its users. If you have any queries concerning your personal information, please contact us.  

When you register as a user, we may collect the information necessary to provide the service, such as name, company name, e-mail address. We simply use you information to enable us to deliver the services offered at the point of registration, email subscription, event bookings, technical enquiries etc.

We will not forward your details onto any other organisations, unless you give permission to share your details.

We also collect information automatically about your visit to our site. This information is used to help us follow browsing preferences on our site so that we can regularly improve our web site.

Cookie policy

This website uses Kentico, which uses session cookies and permanent cookies. Session cookies are stored in the computer's memory only during a user's browsing session and are automatically deleted from the user's computer when the browser is closed. Permanent or persistent cookies are stored in the computer's memory until they expire or until the user clears their computer's cookies. 

Most web browsers allow some control of cookies through browser settings.

Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics to collect information about how visitors use the site and we use the information to compile reports and to help us improve the site. The cookies collect information in an anonymous form, including the number of visitors to the site, where visitors have come to the site from and the pages they visited. Google Analytics uses its own set of cookies to track visitor interactions. These cookies are used to store information, such as what time the current visit occurred, whether the visitor has been to the site before, and what site referred the visitor to the web page.

Data protection policy statement

We comply with the Data Protection Act 1998. We will only collect and retain personal data to the extent that it is strictly necessary for our purposes.

We will disclose to you your personal data held by The Concrete Centre on behalf of TBIC, upon receipt of your written request. We shall correct or delete inaccurate details, and notify any third party recipients of the necessary changes. We regularly delete data that is no longer current, or required to deliver web services to users.

If you no longer wish to receive our newsletter or communications, you may opt-out of receiving them by following the instructions included in each newsletter or communication. Alternatively email info@basements.org.uk

If in any doubt please contact us.