In the context of these terms and conditions, the following words shall have the following meanings:
"The Children's Society" means Church of England Children's Society, a charity registered under number Charity registration number: 221124, Company registration number: 40004-C England, VAT registration number 626649317; having its registered office at Edward Rudolf House, Margery Street, London WC1X 0JL;
"the Website" means any website under the ownership or control of The Children's Society from which a link has been created to these terms and conditions;
"the Material" means all of the information, data, text, graphics, links or computer code published on, contained or available on the Website;
"User" means the individual, firm, company or organisation accessing this website or making an Order;
2. Applicable terms and conditions
The Website is owned by The Children's Society and any use made of this site (including registrations and donations made via the Website), are subject to these terms and conditions. The Children's Society may, at its sole discretion, modify or revise these terms and conditions at any time by updating the text of this page.
3. Use of the Website
Anyone is entitled to view any non-password protected parts of the Website and to use for their own purposes the information contained therein, provided:
3.1 it is used for information purposes only, for reproduction for personal use only and not for reproduction on any other website or for commercial gain.
3.2 any links created to the Website are notified to and approved by The Children's Society before they are created.
3.3 no part of the Website is copied, stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted in any form or by any means to any third party without the written permission of The Children's Society.
4. Copyright and trade marks
4.1 Copyright in the Material is owned by The Children's Society or its content suppliers. Unauthorised use of the Material including reproduction, storage, modification, distribution or republication without the prior written consent of The Children's Society or, where applicable, the respective copyright owner(s) is prohibited.
4.2 The names and logos of The Children's Society and all related product and service names, designs marks and slogans are the trade names, service marks or trade marks of The Children's Society and may not be used without the prior consent of The Children's Society.
4.3 All works in the nature of databases attract database rights.
The website is intended to provide general information only and, as such, should not be considered as a substitute for advice covering any specific situation. Users should seek appropriate advice before taking or refraining from taking any action in reliance on any information contained in this website. So far as permissible by law, The Children's Society does not accept any liability to any person relating to the use of any such information.
Whilst The Children's Society has taken every precaution in compiling this site neither it nor any contributors to the site can be held responsible for any action (or the lack thereof) taken by any person or organisation wherever they shall be based, as a result, direct or otherwise, on information contained in or accessed through this internet site.
6. Target audience
The Website is intended for use by UK residents and only in relation to their activities within the UK. It may be dangerous to apply any of the information on the Website to activities outside the UK.
The Children's Society does not represent or warrant that the information accessible via the Website is accurate, complete or correct. The Children's Society has no liability whatsoever in respect of any use which you make of such information except in the case of personal injury or death caused by the negligence of The Children's Society.
The information provided on this Website has not been written to meet individual requirements and it is your sole responsibility to satisfy yourself prior to using the information in any way for your purposes. Before making any decisions based on the information contained on the Website, you are strongly advised to refer to alternative, independent sources of information to substantiate the basis for your decision.
7. Warranty and indemnity
The User warrants to The Children's Society that it will not use the Website, the Material or any part thereof for any purpose that is in contravention of any applicable law or regulation or in a manner that will infringe the copyright, trademarks, service marks or other intellectual property rights of third parties or violate the privacy, publicity or other personal rights of others or in any defamatory, obscene, threatening, abusive or hateful manner. The User shall indemnify The Children's Society, its employees and agents, harmless against all claims, liability, losses, damages and expenses including, without limitation, legal fees and costs arising out of or incurred as a result of any claims made, or litigation brought, against The Children's Society, its employees and agents, as a result of the use by the User of the Website, the Material or any part thereof for whatever purpose, to the fullest extent permitted by law.
8. Limitation of liability
The Children's Society hereby disclaims all warranties and conditions with regard to the Material and any goods or services supplied in relation to the Website, whether express or implied or statutory (including all implied warranties and conditions of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose). In no event shall The Children's Society be liable for any indirect, punitive, special, incidental, or consequential damages whatsoever even if The Children's Society has been advised of the possibility of damages including, without limitation, damages for loss of use, data or profits arising out of or in any way connected with the use or performance of the Website, interruptions or delays to the Website, the provision of or failure to provide services, or for any information, Material, goods and services obtained through the Website or otherwise arising out of the use of the Website, whether based on contract, tort or otherwise to the fullest extent permitted by law.
9. Third party websites
The Website contains links to websites operated by parties other than The Children's Society. Such links are provided for the User's convenience only. The Children's Society does not control such websites, and is not responsible for their content. The Children's Society's inclusion of links to such websites does not imply any endorsement of the material on such websites or any association with their operators. The User is solely responsible for evaluating the accuracy and completeness of any information contained on the third party websites, and also the value and integrity of any goods and services offered by such websites.
10. Privacy, Data Protection and Cookies
Whilst The Children's Society makes all reasonable attempts to exclude viruses from the website it cannot ensure such exclusion and no liability is accepted for damage caused through the downloading of viruses. Therefore, you are recommended to take all appropriate safeguards before downloading information from the Website.
12. Online Transactions
The Children's Society reserves the right to vary event registration fees and the prices of any goods or services listed without notice. All event registrations and orders for goods or services are subject to availability and The Children's Society reserves the right to refuse to accept any registration and to refuse to supply any goods or services to any individual.
Although the Website uses encryption security software in areas where on line payment details are accepted, the security of information and payments transmitted via the Internet cannot be guaranteed. Any loss incurred or sustained by any User who transmits information by means of e-mail or other Internet links shall be borne solely and exclusively by such User and in no event shall any such loss in whole or part be borne by The Children's Society or it's agents.
14. Force Majeure
The Children's Society shall not be held to be in breach of its obligations hereunder nor liable to the User for any loss or damage which may be suffered by another party due to any cause beyond its reasonable control including without limitation any act of God, fire, storm, flood, lightening, disease, strike, trade dispute, act of terrorism, any act or omission of government or regulatory bodies or communications operators.
15.1 If any provisions of these terms and conditions are held to be invalid or unenforceable, the validity or enforceability of the remaining provisions shall not be affected.
15.2 These terms and conditions constitute the entire agreement between The Children's Society and the User and supersede all other (prior or contemporaneous) communications and proposals, whether electronic or written, between the User and The Children's Society.
15.3 Any failure of The Children's Society to exercise or enforce any of its rights under these terms and conditions shall not be deemed to be a waiver of any such rights or operate so as to bar the subsequent exercise or enforcement or any such rights.
The terms and conditions and the use by the User of the Website shall be governed by the laws of England and Wales and the parties hereto submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English courts in all disputes arising out of or relating to the Website and/or any transactions made on the Website, or these terms and conditions.
17. Refunding Donations
Under Charity Commission rules, donations can only be refunded in exceptional circumstances. If The Children’s Society has made an administrative error in handling your donation e.g. if we’ve accidentally taken two payments, we will of course be happy to refund. However, please be aware that errors of this nature will normally be settled by your bank and credit/debit card issuer who will then claim the money back from us. If you believe we have made an error, please contact our Supporter Care team on 0300 303 7000 or email them at firstname.lastname@example.org.