Terms & Conditions

Please read through the Terms and Conditions. If you do not agree with the Terms and Conditions, please do not use this website. If you do use the website, your conduct indicates that you agree to be bound by the Terms.

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Terms and conditions

This website www.christianaidcollective.org is owned and managed by the nice folks at Christian Aid. We are registered in England and Wales. Our registered office is at 35-41 Lower Marsh, London SE1 7RL, UK. Our registered company number is 5171525, our UK registered charity number is 1105851 and our VAT number is 858 5800 87.

For the purposes of these terms and conditions, 'us' 'we' and 'our' refer to Christian Aid. References to Christian Aid include Christian Aid Trading Ltd, our trading arm.

Your use of this website constitutes your acceptance of these terms and conditions.

If you have any questions, please contact us at collective@christian-aid.org

Use

This website is intended to provide information about Christian Aid's activities and issues relevant to its objectives.

You must not use our website fraudulently or for any unlawful purpose, for the purpose of harming or attempting to harm minors in any way or to transmit or procure the sending of spam.

We make every effort to ensure that the information on our website is up to date and correct but we cannot guarantee that it is 100% free of inaccuracies, errors or omissions.

In particular, where information is provided to or compiled by us, we endeavour to ensure that it is complete and accurate but we cannot take responsibility for any inaccuracies, omissions or errors attributable to the author of such materials.

Please be aware that any decision made by users of our website on the basis of information on them, is the responsibility of the user. We do not accept liability (as far as permitted by law) for any loss arising from any use of or reliance on information or links included in this website.

Users of this website must not knowingly transmit any data, send or upload any material that contains viruses, Trojan horses, worms, time-bombs, keystroke loggers, spyware, adware or any other unpleasant sounding harmful programs which could harm computer software or hardware.

Christian Aid is not responsible for ensuring the availability of this website or the timeliness or otherwise of any content or information being made available to you.

We reserve the right to monkey around with, replace or amend any part of the website at any time without notice.

Except as specifically set out in these Terms and Conditions, to the fullest extent permissible by law, neither Christian Aid nor any of its affiliates, directors, employees or other representatives will be liable (whether under contract, tort or statute) for any of the following losses or damage (whether such losses were foreseeable or not):

  • losses suffered by third parties
  • loss of data
  • loss of profit
  • loss of revenue
  • loss of business or opportunity
  • loss of goodwill, or
  • any indirect, consequential, special or exemplary damages...

 

...arising from the use of the website, the inability to use the website, the results of use of the website, any website linked to it or any material contained in the website.  For the avoidance of doubt, the losses listed immediately above are intended to be severable.

Nothing in these Terms and Conditions shall exclude or limit Christian Aid’s liability for death or personal injury caused by its negligence or for fraud or fraudulent misrepresentation or for any liability which cannot be excluded or limited by law.

You are responsible for making all arrangements necessary for you to have access to our website. Access to the website is permitted on a temporary basis. We reserve the right to terminate your access to the website or any part of it or to withdraw any of our services at any time, without notice, for any reason (including without limitation any breach of these Terms and Conditions). Occasionally, we may restrict access to some parts of our website, to our entire website and/or to users who have registered with us.

Changes to these terms and conditions

To stay up to date, please check this page each time you use the website. Christian Aid reserves the right to replace or modify these terms and any linked policies at any time without notice. Your continued use of the websites after any such replacement or modification constitutes acceptance of the relevant changed or new terms of use.

Compensation

You will be responsible for all losses or damages we suffer (including our reasonable legal fees) that are caused by your breach of these Terms and Conditions or by you using the website [other than in accordance with these Terms and Conditions/other than as you are allowed to]."

Governing law

These Terms and Conditions are subject to English law. All claims or disputes arising out of or in connection with the use of the websites shall be subject to the non-exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of England and Wales i.e. we reserve the right to bring proceedings in the courts of the country of your residence, so there.

Trademarks and copyright

Copyright, trademarks and all other intellectual property rights on this website are either owned or licensed to Christian Aid, unless otherwise stated. Compliance with copyright law is your liability.

We would be delighted to see our materials used all over the place but no copying or distribution for any commercial or business use is permitted without prior written consent from Christian Aid. More on our copyright policy.

You may reproduce Christian Aid copyright material appearing on this website free of charge without specific permission for private personal use only, as long as the copyright and source indications are also copied, the document is not amended in any way, is copied in its entirety and is not reproduced in a derogatory or misleading manner or context.

Our permission to reproduce copyright material does not extend to any material on this website that is the copyright material of any other person. For example, you are not permitted to reproduce photos that are marked as the property of news agencies such as Reuters or copy articles that are marked as being owned by particular newspapers such as The Times.

Except as explained below in relation to use by churches and schools, if you do wish to use any material from our website for any commercial or business purpose, you must write for permission to collective@christian-aid.org. Give us the full details of what you want to use and how you plan to use it.

We are happy for some of our materials to be used in church or school publications without specific permission. Where this is the case, it will be clearly indicated. In all other cases, if you wish to reproduce any of the content of our website, please contact us for permission on collective@christian-aid.org.

Have your say

The message board is provided to you free of charge. If you don’t like what you read or you don’t like any changes or additions to the message board, then please do not use it. When you decide to register with us you’re effectively telling us that you’re over 18 years old or you’re under 18 and have been given your parents’ consent to use the message board.

We do not allow those who are 13 years old or younger to use the website.

In return for offering you access to our fabulous message board and the benefit of our services, you agree that all the information and opinions you provide us with now or at any time in the future are true, accurate and genuinely held.

When you register with us, you’ll be asked to create a password. It’s important that you keep the password strictly confidential and do not disclose it to anyone. The reason for this is that you will be responsible for all the activities that occur under your password. If you know or suspect that anyone might know your password then contact us immediately at collective@christian-aid.org.

Be warned, you are responsible for the content of all the messages you send to us. We reserve the right to restrict, suspend or terminate your registration if we decide that you are violating any of the following guidelines:

(1) You must not use the message board or any subscriber’s information for any commercial purpose, for advertising or for financial gain unless you have obtained prior written consent from Christian Aid.

(2) You must not send, distribute or upload messages or material which is defamatory, unlawful, harassing, threatening, profane, obscene, abusive, offensive, disruptive, hateful or inflammatory, inaccurate, promotes violence or discrimination based on race, sex, religion, nationality, disability, sexual orientation or age, infringes any copyright, database right or trade mark of any other person, is likely to deceive any person, is in breach of any legal duty owed to a third party such as a contractual duty or duty of confidence, or which otherwise includes objectionable material of any kind or nature (including but not limited to, illegal material in the form of text, graphics, video, programs or audio) or that encourages conduct that would constitute a criminal offence, gives rise to a civil liability or otherwise violates any applicable local, national or international law or regulation. That’s a lot to take in but it’s important we keep the message board clean, fun and informative. Contributions must be civil and tasteful - no lewdness please. We reserve the right to delete any such material from the message board if we want to.

(3) You must not impersonate any other person or entity, whether actual or fictitious or use an inappropriate member name of any kind.

(4) You must not post content or participate in any form of discussion with the intention of committing any illegal activity.

(5) You must also not use the message board in such a way that might reasonably be expected to cause damage to it or make it less efficient or could in any way damage anyone else’s computer.

By using the message board, you acknowledge that all copyright, trademarks and other intellectual property rights (“Rights”) on our website are either owned or licensed to Christian Aid. They are not yours, so hands off. You will be liable for any infringement of these rights. By submitting content to the message board, including your member name, you grant Christian Aid a royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable, non-exclusive licence to use, reproduce, modify, distribute, communicate to the public, perform and display the content worldwide in any format known of or developed for the full term that these rights exist.

You also warrant that the holder of any Rights in content submitted by you or any third party, including “moral rights” (legal spiel relating to protecting the rights in an “artist’s” work), have been completely and effectively waived for the purposes of granting the licence as described above. By posting content on the website, you also are impliedly permitting any member to access, display, view and reproduce such content for personal use. But we promise not to publish member content without letting you know.

We reserve the right to modify or discontinue the message board with or without notice to you and without liability to you or any third party.

Christian Aid may, if it wants, immediately, temporarily or permanently restrict, suspend or terminate these Terms and Conditions, your registration or ability to access the message board and/or any other service provided to you by Christian Aid (including any email account) without notice to you (i.e. without letting you know), upon any breach or suspected breach by you of these Terms and Conditions. The restriction, suspension or termination of our service as outlined above will be without prejudice to any other rights which Christian Aid may have against you in respect of any breach of these terms. We may issue you with a warning or bring legal proceedings against you for reimbursement of all costs on an indemnity basis (including, but not limited to, reasonable administrative and legal costs) resulting from the breach.

We can’t guarantee that the message board will always be available and that everything posted on the website is accurate. Christian Aid therefore expressly disclaims all warranties of any kind, express or implied, to the fullest extent permitted by law. We will not be responsible for any loss or damage caused, or alleged to have been caused, directly or indirectly, by the information or ideas contained, suggested or referenced on the message board.

Links to other websites

We do not endorse or accept liability for the content or privacy policy of anyone else's websites. You should check out the privacy policy of websites linked to any of our websites that you visit.

We welcome links to our website. If you want to display the content of our website surrounded or framed by material not originating from Christian Aid you must obtain prior written permission from Christian Aid. Please contact collective@christian-aid.org for such permission. You may have noticed that Christian Aid has many other exciting websites. These websites are listed below and contain their own sets of Terms and Conditions, which you should take a peek at:

 

Any link to one of our websites must comply with the following conditions:

(i) the link must consist of the following text only: Christian Aid and the URL in respect of which Christian Aid's consent has been given;

(ii) the link must not create the false impression that your organisation or any of its products or services, is recommended by or associated in any way with Christian Aid;

(iii) the existence of the link, its position, appearance or any other aspect of it must not damage or be likely to damage the name or reputation of Christian Aid;

(iv) selection of the link by a user must display our website as a full screen and not within a frame on the website on which the link appears;

(v) you shall take all reasonable precautions to ensure that the use and existence of the link does not cause the transmission to any Christian Aid website of viruses or other deleterious programming routines.

We reserve the right to require the removal of any link to any of our websites at any time (whether or not previous consent to such link has been given).

If you have any further questions regarding our terms and conditions please email us at collective@christian-aid.org.

SMS donations

The SMS service is being provided for Christian Aid by a third party provider. We will not be liable for any delays or failures in your receipt of any SMS messages, as delivery is subject to transmission from your network operator and processing by your mobile phone device.

Donation tariffs

For £3 premium rate texts, Christian Aid will receive between £2.81 and £3 depending on your network provider.

Standard rate texts

Christian Aid will not receive any payment from networks for standard rate texts. Christian Aid won't appear as the message sender on your phone bill. The number you texted (for example 70007) will appear instead.

Privacy

Data obtained from you in connection with this SMS service may include your mobile number, your carrier's name, and the date, time and content of your messages and other information that you may provide. By using this service you consent to receiving, from time to time, further communication from Christian Aid.

If you are new to Christian Aid, you can unsubscribe from all services by replying OPTOUT to the original number you texted or by emailing collective@christian-aid.org.

Please note, if you already receive information from Christian Aid we will continue to send it unless you tell us otherwise by writing to us at Supporter Relations, PO Box 100, London SE1 7RT or by emailing collective@christian-aid.org.

Monthly donations via SMS

This is a monthly subscription service where you receive a free text message the day before your gift is due. If you are happy to give, you don’t need to do anything and you will be charged £3.

Using skip

If you would prefer not to give, reply SKIP within 24 hours of receiving the text and we will not take your donation.

If your phone is out of range or switched off when we send the first text, you don’t need to worry. We will only take your gift 24 hours after we know that your phone has received our message.

See your gifts in action

We want you to see the difference your gifts are making so we will send you links to images, films and other content that you can view on an internet-enabled phone – or on your computer. We won’t charge you for this content but, as with any mobile browsing, viewing it could mean you incur charges from your network provider.

Some important details

Christian Aid will receive between £2.81 and £3 of your gift, depending on your network provider. By using this service, you agree that we may call you on your mobile in the future. One important reason for this is to talk to you about the Government’s Gift Aid scheme – which allows Christian Aid to reclaim the tax you have already paid on your gifts and make them worth almost a third more, at no cost to you. But if you’d rather we didn’t call, please contact us on 0844 669 5255.

For the next 12 months, 100% of your money will be spent on our community health projects – including mosquito net distribution in Africa. Thereafter, your money will be spent where the need is greatest. To find out more about our work on malaria, visit christianaid.org.uk/whatwedo/in-focus/ hiv-malaria-health 

Ending your support

We hope that you won’t cancel your gift and that you will use the SKIP system if you decide not to give in a particular month. However, if you want to end your gifts permanently, you can text STOP to 70040 to unsubscribe.