Terms of use


Thank you for accessing http://www.thomsonfoundation.org  (the “Website”). Please read these terms and conditions (the “Terms”) before using our site which is operated by Thomson Foundation (a registered charity with charity number 313750])

Should you wish to contact Thomson Foundation at any time, please e-mail us at enquiries@thomsonfoundation.org.

By using the Website, you signify your acceptance of the Terms in consideration of which Thomson Foundation  provide you with access. From time to time Thomson Foundation may modify the Terms. Accordingly, please continue to review the Terms whenever accessing or using the Website. If at any time you do not wish to accept the Terms, you may not use the Website. 


While Thomson Foundation has endeavoured to ensure the accuracy of the information accessed via the Website, Thomson Foundation does not guarantee or give any warranty as to the accuracy, timeliness or completeness of any information or material on the Website. Thomson Foundation therefore disclaims all liability and responsibility arising from any reliance placed on such materials by any visitor to the Website.


Websites or pages to which the Website is linked are for information only and have not been reviewed by Thomson Foundation. Thomson Foundation has no responsibility for the content of the websites or pages linked or linking to this website, and Thomson Foundation accepts no responsibility or liability for any losses or penalties whatsoever that may be incurred as a result of any linking to any location on any linked websites.


The Website, including (but not limited to) text, content, software, video, music, sound, graphics, photographs, illustrations, artwork, photographs, names, logos, trade marks and other material (“Content”) is protected by copyrights, trademarks and/or other proprietary rights. The Content includes both content owned or controlled by Thomson Foundation and content owned or controlled by third parties and licensed to Thomson Foundation.  All individual articles, reports, and other elements making up the Website may be copyright works. You agree to abide by all additional copyright notices or restrictions contained in the Website.  You may not use any of Thomson Foundation’s trade marks or trade names without Thomson Foundation‘s consent and you acknowledge that you have no ownership rights in and to any of those names and marks.  You agree to notify Thomson Foundation in writing promptly upon becoming aware of any unauthorised access to or use of the Website by any party or of any claim that the Website or any of the contents of the Website infringes any copyright, trade mark, or other contractual, statutory or common law rights of any party.


Access to the Website is provided on a temporary basis and you acknowledge that you acquire no rights or licences in or to the Website and/or the Content other than the limited right to use the Website in accordance with these Terms and to download on the terms set out in this section. If you are provided with a user identification code, password or other piece of information as part of our security procedures, you must treat such information as confidential and you must not disclose it to any third party. We have the right to disable any user identification code or password if in our opinion you have failed to comply with any of the Terms.

Other than as set out in this section (or provided by applicable law) you may not copy, reproduce, recompile, decompile, disassemble, reverse engineer, distribute, publish, display, perform, modify, upload, create derivative works from, transmit, or in any other way exploit any part of the Website.

Download is permitted by Thomson Foundation provided only that: you make no more than one printed copy of such download and no further copies of such printed copy are made; you make only personal, non-commercial use of such download and/or printed copy and do not modify any materials you have printed off; and you retain on such download and/or printed copy all copyright notices and shall remain bound by the terms of such wording and notices. Additionally, you may not offer for sale or sell, make available or distribute over any other medium (including distribution by over-the-air television or radio broadcast or distribution on a computer network) the Content or any part thereof. You may not make any part of the Website available as part of another website, whether by hyperlink framing on the internet or otherwise. The Website and the information contained therein may not be used to construct a database of any kind, nor may the Website be stored (in its entirety or in any part) in databases for access by you or any third party or to distribute any database websites containing all or part of the Website.


If you would like information about obtaining Thomson Foundation‘s permission to use any of the Content or if you would like to link your website to the Website, e-mail enquiries@thomsonfoundation.org


The Website and the Content are provided “as is” excluding any warranties and conditions of any kind, either express or implied, to the fullest extent permissible pursuant to applicable law including (but not limited to) the exclusion of warranties and conditions as to title, merchantability, satisfactory quality, fitness for a particular purpose and non-infringement of proprietary or third party rights. Thomson Foundation further accepts no responsibility or liability for functions contained on the Website and makes no warranties that the Website will operate uninterrupted or error-free or that defects will be corrected.  Please note that some jurisdictions do not allow the exclusion of implied warranties or implied conditions, so some or all of the above exclusions may not apply to you.

Thomson Foundation does not warrant that the Website is compatible with your computer equipment or that the Website or its server is free of errors. You should ensure that you have installed up to date virus checking software prior to any internet session and Thomson Foundation is not liable for any damage you may suffer as a result of such destructive features that may infect your computer or data due to your use of the Website or your downloading any material posted on it.

Thomson Foundation shall not be held responsible for Content provided by third parties. Thomson Foundation is also not responsible for the reliability or continued availability of the telephone lines and equipment you use to access the Website. 

These Terms do not affect your statutory rights or your legal rights as a consumer.


You acknowledge that your use of the Website, including the Content, is at your own risk. If you are dissatisfied with the Website, the Terms or any or the Content your sole remedy is to discontinue use of the Website.  Save in respect of fraud and of personal injury or death to the extent it results from Thomson Foundation‘s negligence, in no event will Thomson Foundation be liable to you or any third party for any direct, special, indirect, consequential or incidental damages, exemplary or lost profits, or any other damages of any kind whether based in contract, tort (including negligence) or otherwise, even if Thomson Foundation has been advised of the possibility thereof. Applicable law may not allow the limitation or exclusion of liability for consequential or incidental damages, so this limitation or exclusion may not apply to you. If your use of material in the Website results in the need for servicing, repair or connection of equipment, software or data, you assume all costs thereof.


The Website is not directed at any person in any jurisdiction where for any reason the publication or availability of the Website is prohibited. Those in respect of whom such prohibitions apply must not access the Website. 

Thomson Foundation does not represent that either the Website or the Content are appropriate for use or permitted by local laws in all jurisdictions. Those who access the Website do so on their own initiative and are responsible for compliance with applicable local laws or regulations; legal advice should be sought in cases of doubt.


You must not misuse the Website 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 the Website or the server on which it is stored and you must not attack our Website by way of a denial of service attack or distributed denial of service attack.

We will not be liable for any loss or damage caused by a distributed denial of service attack arising following your use of the Website.


If you breach any of the terms your right to use the Website terminates automatically.


At any time, the Website may contain material which is out of date. While Thomson Foundation has no obligation to do so, you accept that Thomson Foundation has the right to change the content or technical specifications of any aspect of the Website at any time at Thomson Foundation’s sole discretion. You further accept that such changes may result in your being unable to access the Website.


No waiver by Thomson Foundation of any breach of any obligation arising under these Terms shall constitute a waiver of any other breach and no failure to exercise or partial exercise by Thomson Foundation of any remedy shall constitute a waiver of the right subsequently to exercise that or any other remedy.


The provisions of the General Terms and Conditions of Courses apply to you.


Please see our attached Privacy Policy.


The Terms are governed by the laws of England and Wales and the parties submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English and Welsh courts.

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