Terms and Conditions

This site is owned and operated by The Ruby and Will George Trust, a Charity registered with the Charities Commission in England and Wales under number 264042. All references to “the Trust”, “we, “our” and “us” apply to The Ruby and Will George Trust.

Please read these terms and conditions carefully as they apply to your access to and use of the services described in this website. These Terms and Conditions are subject to change without notice from time to time at our sole discretion. We will notify you of amendments to these Terms and Conditions by posting them on this website, but it remains your responsibility to check for such amendments. We request that you pay particular attention to our privacy statement below which sets out the principles by which we abide in relation to the treatment of information about visitors to our website.

When first registering for a user account with us you will be asked to check a box indicating that you have read these terms and conditions and wish to proceed. If you do not agree to the terms and conditions then you cannot proceed to use our website.

You may save these terms and conditions for your future reference by clicking on “save” and print a copy of them by clicking on “print”.

A printed version of these terms and conditions and of any notice given in electronic form shall be admissible in judicial or administrative proceedings to the same extent and subject to the same conditions as other business documents and records originally generated and maintained in printed form.

The materials contained in this website are provided for general information purposes only and do not claim to be or constitute legal or other professional advice. The Trust does not accept any responsibility for any loss which may arise from accessing or reliance on information contained in this website.

This website may include hyperlinks to websites operated by other parties. We are not responsible for examining or evaluating them and their inclusion does not imply our endorsement of their content. We are therefore not responsible for the content of external Internet sites that link to this website or which are linked from it.

Copyright Notice

The contents of this site are protected by copyright under international law. The name “The Ruby and Will George Trust” and the stylised pimpernel device logo are trade marks.

Users are permitted to read the contents of this site and make copies for their own personal use . They may also give copies to individuals who express an interest in the Trust for their personal use on terms that the Trust is acknowledged as the source, the text is not altered in any way and the attention of the recipients is drawn to this warning. All other use and copying of any of the contents of this site is prohibited. Copying from websites of third parties is subject to any requirements applicable to those sites.

Data Protection and Privacy

Any information about you that you give to us will be stored and used in accordance with our privacy statement.

Security

Access to your user account with us and the material available on our website will be gained by using the username and the password selected by you during the registration procedure. You are responsible for ensuring the confidentiality and proper use of your username, password and account and for restricting access to your computer and you agree to accept responsibility for all activities that occur under your account or password. In order to assist us with our security policy, you should not leave your computer terminal unattended while you are logged on to our website and should ensure that it is switched off each time you have finished.

You must tell us immediately if you believe that an unauthorised person knows your username or password or has access to your account.

We reserve the right to refuse service or terminate your account if we suspect an unauthorised person is attempting to access it.

Use of website and membership

By registering as a member and using this website: you represent and warrant that you are 18 years old or older or that you have the permission of your parent or guardian to use this site, and that you agree to be bound by these terms and conditions.

You agree to:-

  • abide by all applicable laws, regulations and codes of conduct and you will not engage in any activities relating to this website that are contrary to such laws, regulations and codes;
  • use the website in a manner which does not infringe the rights of, or restrict and inhibit the use and enjoyment of this site by any third party;
  • provide accurate, and up to date information as required by the registration forms on the website;
  • update and maintain the accuracy of such information; and
  • report any misuse of the website or any misleading or inappropriate material on the website.

You agree and undertake not to use the website to:-

  • impersonate any person or organisation or falsely state or otherwise misrepresent yourself, your age or your affiliation with any person or organisation;
  • use or attempt to use the account of any other user without the consent of that user or our prior written authorisation; or
  • use, process or disseminate any of the information on this website for any purpose other than the purposes for which the information was provided.

Subscription

Membership is ongoing, with no fixed expiry date. Subject to our right to suspend or terminate your account, your membership will continue until you choose to terminate it.

Termination

You may terminate your membership in writing at any time either by writing to The Ruby and Will George Trust, 125 Cloverfield, West Allotment, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE27 0BE or by e-mailing [email protected]

On termination of your membership, all data we store about you, including information contained in any incomplete application forms, will be immediately and irreversibly deleted.

Limitation of Liability

Your attention is drawn specifically to this paragraph

This website or any part of it may not be compatible with your browser or computer configuration and we make no warranty that it is. We make no warranty that our services via this website will be available at any particular time or that your access to our website will be uninterrupted, timely or error free and we will not be responsible if we are unable to provide the website or its services for any reason.

If you are accessing our website and services in the course of a business, all implied warranties and conditions are excluded to the maximum extent permitted by law.We shall not be liable for any losses you suffer as a result of unauthorised access to your account until such time as you have informed us of any unauthorised or possible unauthorised use of your username and password or of a breach of security.

We shall not be liable for (a) any loss of profit, data loss, loss of production, depletion of goodwill and (b) any indirect loss, costs or expenses whatsoever in each case arising out of your use of our website, your use of our services advertised on our website or our failure to deliver services contained on our website.

However, if you are accessing our website to use the services available through it otherwise than in the course of your business, you have certain statutory rights as a consumer regarding the performance of services. These statutory rights are not and will not be affected by any statement contained in these terms and conditions (and in particular, any provision which has the effect of limiting our liability to you in the event that any service is defective or fails to correspond with the description given to it on this website shall not apply).

You warrant to us that you will not use this website or any other services accessible through your user account with us for any unlawful purposes or in a way that is prohibited by these terms and conditions or terms and conditions contained elsewhere on our website. We may immediately terminate your account and your ability to access this website if you breach any such terms and conditions or if we believe that we or our other customers may incur liability from your actions.

Our Customer Complaints Policy

We are committed to meeting the highest quality standards in the delivery of the service we provide to our users. We aim to provide efficient and effective service and take any problems that do arise very seriously indeed. We aim to ensure that any complaints our users may have are identified quickly and dealt with in accordance with our complaints handling procedure. In the event that you have any cause for complaint with regard to any of our services please click on the “Contact Us” button at the left of this page. Alternatively, you may raise the matter with David Simpson (our Administrator). We will investigate your complaint in accordance with an internal written procedure which involves:-

  • acknowledging any complaint and responding in full within 28 days or, if that is not possible, letting you know within that time when we will be able to respond fully;
  • carrying out a full review of your matter;
  • responding to you with our views on your complaint and how we propose to resolve it;
  • if you are not satisfied with our response, instigating a further review by our Administrator.

If you remain unsatisfied after our Administrator has reviewed your complaint, you may take your complaint to The Charity Commission.

A copy of our written complaints procedure will be provided to you upon request.

General

If any provision contained in these terms and conditions is determined to be invalid or unenforceable the remainder of the terms and conditions shall not be affected.

The services have been prepared in compliance with the laws of England and Wales and are not suitable for use in other parts of the United Kingdom or overseas. You should seek appropriate legal advice if you are unsure as to which country’s law or jurisdiction applies to your circumstances.

Our website is operated and controlled from the United Kingdom and these terms and conditions and your use of this website are governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of England and Wales. Unless you are using our website and services as a consumer, by agreeing to these terms and conditions you consent to all disputes arising out of or relating to your use of this website being decided only by the courts of England and Wales. If you are accessing this website from another jurisdiction it is your responsibility to ensure compliance with the laws that apply to that jurisdiction.

You are not permitted to assign your rights under these terms and conditions. Except as expressly provided by these terms and conditions, no third party may enforce these terms and conditions by virtue of the Contracts (Rights of Third Parties) Act 1999.