Terms and conditions

1. Information about us

This page (together with the documents referred to on it) tells you the terms of use on which you may make use of our website www.big-change.org (the “Site”). Please read these terms of use carefully before you start to use the Site. By using our Site, you indicate that you accept these terms of use and that you agree to abide by them. If you do not agree to these terms of use, please refrain from using our Site.

www.big-change.org is a site operated by Big Change Charitable Trust (“we”, “us” and “our”). We are registered in England and Wales under company number 07679479 and charity number 1145224 and have our registered office at 7 Savoy Court, London, WC2R 0EX.

2. Accessing our site

2.1 Access to our Site is permitted on a temporary basis, and we reserve the right to withdraw or amend the Site and the service we provide on our Site at any time without notice (see below). We do not guarantee that the Site will be available all the time and we will not be liable if for any reason our Site is unavailable at any time or for any period.

2.2 From time to time, we may restrict access to some or all of our Site at any time and for any reason at our discretion.

2.3 You are responsible for making all arrangements necessary for you to have access to our Site. You are also responsible for ensuring that all persons who access our Site through your internet connection are aware of these terms, and that they comply with them.

3. How we support charities

3.1 All sums donated to us (such sums being “Donations”) will be used by us for charitable projects chosen by our trustees from time to time. The charities and organisations that we will support and partner, and the amounts that will be given to such charities and other organisations, will be determined at the sole discretion of our trustees.

3.2 Please note that we do not currently accept unsolicited applications for support.

4. Making a donation

4.1 If you wish to make a Donation through the Site, you will be redirected to our Virgin Money Giving page and the terms and conditions relating to the Virgin Money Giving website will apply.

4.2 If you wish to make a Donation by other means, please contact us on info@big-change.org and we can discuss other options with you. Any Donation made by any other means will be subject to these terms and conditions other than those relating specifically to the use of the Site.

4.3 Please note that if you wish to make a donation to us or sponsor anyone raising money for us your donation or sponsorship is non-refundable. If you sponsor someone to do any activity for us, your sponsorship is not conditional on the activity being completed. In exceptional situations we may be able to refund a donation or sponsorship, for instance if there has been an error in processing your card transaction. However, all refunds are at the sole discretion of our Trustees, and we reserve the right to charge an administration fee should we need to. If you have a query regarding any donation or sponsorship, please email us on info@big-change.org.

5. Getting involved

The Site contains information about events that you can get involved in. Should you wish to get involved, your participation in such events will be subject to separate terms and conditions made available to you at the time.

6. Our site changes regularly

We aim to update our Site regularly, and may change the content at any time. If the need arises, we may suspend access to our Site, or close it indefinitely. Any of the material on our Site may be out of date at any given time, and we are under no obligation to update such material.

7. Intellectual property rights

7.1 For the purposes of these terms of use, “Rights” means patents, registered and unregistered trade marks and service marks, domain names, registered designs and design rights, copyright (including such rights in computer software and databases), rights in performances, database rights and moral rights, rights subsisting in inventions, designs, drawings and computer programs (in each case for the full period thereof and extensions, revivals and renewals thereof), applications for the foregoing and the right to apply for any of the foregoing anywhere in the world, and all similar rights anywhere in the world including those subsisting in inventions, designs, drawings and computer programs.

7.2 Without limiting clause 7.3 below, the trade marks set out below and “Big Change” are UK registered trade marks of Big Change Charitable Trust. All our rights are reserved.

7.3 All Rights in and to the Site and all content and materials contained in the Site, including without limitation any text, photographs, pictures, graphics, diagrams, video, audio, music, software, applications and their compilation and lay out (the “Site Content”) are owned by and shall remain owned by us or our licensors. You may view, download and print one copy of the Site Content subject to the following conditions:
(a) the Site and Site Content may only be used for your personal, non-commercial purposes;
(b) the Site Content shall not be reproduced or included in any other work or publication in any medium;
(c) the Site Content may not be modified, copied, altered, distributed, framed, reproduced, republished, downloaded, displayed, posted, transmitted or sold in any form or by any means, in whole or in part;
(d) you may not remove any copyright or other proprietary notices contained in any Site Content.

7.4 Save as expressly permitted herein, any other use of the Site Content and any copying, reproduction, modification, distribution, sale or any other use of any Site Content for any purpose shall be an infringement of our Rights.

7.5 In the event that you download any Site Content from the Site, you own the medium on which the Site Content is recorded but we do not transfer title to such Site Content to you and we retain full and complete title to the Site Content at all times, and all Rights therein. You may not redistribute, sell, de-compile, reverse engineer, disassemble, or otherwise reduce any software contained in the Site Content to eye-readable form.

7.6 For the avoidance of doubt, these Terms of Use are not intended to prevent you recording in manual form any individual item of information, or disclosing any individual item of information, free of charge, to friends or relations for non-commercial purposes provided that you take all reasonable steps to ensure that any person to whom you may disclose that information complies with these Terms of Use.

7.7 Please contact us by email at info@big-change.org if you believe that content displayed on the Site has violated your Rights.

8. Our liability

8.1 While we endeavour to ensure that the information on the Site is correct, we do not warrant the accuracy, completeness, currency or reliability of the Site or the Site Content. Commentary and information is not intended to amount to advice and you should not rely on it without seeking independent advice for your circumstances. We may make changes to the Site, the Site Content, or to any services, products, prices or fees described in it, at any time without notice. The Site and/or Site Content may be out of date, and we make no commitment to update such material.

8.2 We will exercise all reasonable skill and care in providing the Site and the Site Content. Some Site Content is provided by third parties and we are not able to guarantee or accept any responsibility for the accuracy, completeness, currency or reliability of any such Site Content.

8.3 Therefore, except as expressly provided in these terms of use, the Site and all Site Content provided through it are provided on an “as is” basis without representation or warranty of any kind, either express or implied (whether by common law, custom, statute or otherwise). We do not warrant or make any representations that the Site and the Site Content will meet your requirements nor that your use of the Site or the Site Content will not infringe the rights of any third party nor do we make any warranty or representations regarding the use or the results of the use of any Site Content in terms of their completeness, accuracy, currency, reliability, or otherwise. Therefore, we advise you to check any Site Content as any reliance that you place on the accuracy, completeness, currency or reliability of that information is at your own risk.

8.4 We do not warrant that the Site, the Site Content and any function of the Site will be uninterrupted or error-free, that defects will be corrected, or that the Site or the server that makes it available are free of viruses or other harmful components. We will not be held responsible for the security of the Site or for any disruption of the Site however caused, loss of or corruption of any material in transit, or loss of or corruption of material or data when downloaded onto any computer system.

8.5 Please note that some jurisdictions may not allow the exclusion of implied warranties, so some of the above exclusions may not apply to you. Check your local laws for any restrictions of limitations regarding the exclusion of implied warranties.

8.6 To the extent permitted by law, we and third parties connected to us hereby expressly exclude:

(a) all conditions, warranties and other terms which might otherwise be implied by statute, common law or the law of equity;
(b) any liability for any direct, indirect or consequential loss or damage incurred by any user in connection with our Site or in connection with the use, inability to use, or results of the use of our Site, any websites linked to it and any materials posted on it, including, without limitation any liability for:
(i) loss of income or revenue;
(ii) loss of business;
(iii) loss of profits or contracts;
(iv) loss of anticipated savings;
(v) loss of data;
(vi) loss of goodwill;
(vii) wasted management or office time; and
(viii) for any other loss or damage of any kind, however arising and whether caused by tort (including negligence), breach of contract or otherwise, even if foreseeable, provided that this condition shall not prevent claims for loss of or damage to your tangible property or any other claims for direct financial loss that are not excluded by any of the categories set out above.
This does not affect our liability for death or personal injury arising from our negligence, nor our liability for fraudulent misrepresentation or misrepresentation as to a fundamental matter, nor any other liability which cannot be excluded or limited under applicable law.

9. Privacy and cookies

We will process any personal information about you that we obtain through or in connection with your use of the Site in accordance with our privacy policy. We may use cookies to collect and/or process such information. By using our Site, you consent to such processing and use of cookies and you warrant that all data provided by you is accurate.

10. Viruses, hacking, and other offences

10.1 You must not misuse our Site by knowingly introducing viruses, trojans, worms, logic bombs or other material which is malicious or technologically harmful. You must not attempt to gain unauthorised access to our Site, the server on which our Site is stored or any server, computer or database connected to our Site. You must not attack our Site via a denial-of-service attack or a distributed denial-of service attack.

10.2 By breaching this provision, you may commit a criminal offence under the Computer Misuse Act 1990 or other legislation. We reserve the right to report any such breach to the relevant law enforcement authorities and we will co-operate with those authorities, including by disclosing your identity to them. In the event of such a breach, your right to use our Site will cease immediately.

10.3 We will not be liable for any loss or damage caused by a distributed denial-of-service attack, viruses or other technologically harmful material that may infect your computer equipment, computer programs, data or other proprietary material due to your use of our Site or to your downloading of any material posted on it, or on any website linked to it.

10.4 You may use our Site only for lawful purposes. You may not use our Site:
(a) in any way that breaches any applicable local, national or international law or regulation;
(b) in any way that is unlawful or fraudulent, or has any unlawful or fraudulent purpose or effect;
(c) for the purpose of harming or attempting to harm minors in any way;
(d) to transmit, or procure the sending of, any unsolicited or unauthorised advertising or promotional material or any other form of similar solicitation (spam);
(e) to knowingly transmit any data, send or upload any material that contains viruses, Trojan horses, worms, time-bombs, keystroke loggers, spyware, adware or any other harmful programs or similar computer code designed to adversely affect the operation of any computer software or hardware;

11. Linking to our site

11.1 You may link to our home page, provided you do so in a way that is fair and legal and does not damage our reputation or take advantage of it, but you must not establish a link in such a way as to suggest any form of association, approval or endorsement on our part where none exists.

11.2 You must not establish a link from any website that is not owned by you.

11.3 Our Site must not be framed on any other site, nor may you create a link to any part of our Site other than the home page. We reserve the right to withdraw linking permission without notice. The website from which you are linking must comply in all respects with the content standards set out below.

11.4 If you wish to make any use of material on our Site other than that set out above, please address your request to info@big-change.org.

12. Links from our site

Where our Site contains links to other sites and resources provided by third parties, these links are provided for your information only. We have no control over the contents of those sites or resources, and accept no responsibility for them or for any loss or damage that may arise from your use of them.

13. Content standards

13.1 These content standards apply to any and all material on any website linking to our Site, and to any interactive services associated with it.

13.2 You must comply with the spirit of the following standards as well as the letter. The standards apply to each part of any website linking to our Site as well as to its whole.

13.3 Content on any website linking to our Site must:
(a) be accurate (where facts are stated);
(b) be genuinely held (where opinions are stated); and
(c) comply with applicable law in the UK and in any country from which they originate.

13.4 Content on any website linking to our Site must not:
(a) contain any material which is defamatory of any person;
(b) contain any material which is obscene, offensive, hateful or inflammatory;
(c) promote sexually explicit material;
(d) promote violence;
(e) promote discrimination based on race, sex, religion, nationality, disability, sexual orientation or age;
(f) infringe any copyright, database right or trade mark of any other person;
(g) be likely to deceive any person;
(h) be made in breach of any legal duty owed to a third party, such as a contractual duty or a duty of confidence;
(i) promote any illegal activity;
(j) be threatening, abuse or invade another’s privacy, or cause annoyance, inconvenience or needless anxiety;
(k) be likely to harass, upset, embarrass, alarm or annoy any other person;
(l) be used to impersonate any person, or to misrepresent your identity or affiliation with any person;
(m) give the impression that they emanate from us, if this is not the case; or
(n) advocate, promote or assist any unlawful act such as (by way of example only) copyright infringement or computer misuse.]

14. Jurisdiction and applicable law

14.1 The English courts will have exclusive jurisdiction over any claim arising from, or related to, a visit to our Site although we retain the right to bring proceedings against you for breach of these conditions in your country of residence or any other relevant country.

14.2 These terms of use and any dispute or claim arising out of or in connection with them or their subject matter or formation (including non-contractual disputes or claims) shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the law of England and Wales.

15. Variations

We may revise these terms of use at any time by amending this page. You are expected to check this page from time to time to take notice of any changes we made, as they are binding on you. Some of the provisions contained in these terms of use may also be superseded by provisions or notices published elsewhere on our Site.

16. Your concerns

If you have any concerns about material which appears on our Site, please contact info@big-change.org.

Thank you for visiting our Site.