Terms and conditions

Please read this section carefully as it is legally binding on you. Your use of the RNIB website means you accept these Terms and Conditions as at the date of your first use of this website. 

Definitions

"RNIB" means Royal National Institute of Blind People, a charity registered under number 226227 and SCO39316 in Scotland. RNIB is a company incorporated by Royal Charter in England and Wales, company number RC000500 with its registered offices at 105 Judd Street, London WC1H 9NE. 
 
"Website" means www.rnib.org.uk or any other website under RNIB's ownership or control from which a link has been created to these Terms and Conditions. 
 
"You", "your" and "yours" means the person(s) accessing the website. 
 
"We", "us" and "our" means RNIB. 
 
"Material" means any information, data, text, graphics, links, programming code or other material published, contained or available on the website.

Governing Law

These Terms and Conditions shall be governed by the laws of England and any dispute arising from these Terms and Conditions or your use of the website shall be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English courts.

Material on this website

  • Material on our website is provided for information purposes only.
  • Whilst every care is taken in compiling the information on the website we do not make any warranties or representations as to its accuracy or reliability.
  • We may make changes to the material on the website at any time without notice.
  • Certain information on the website may contain typographical or other errors or be out of date, and we make no commitment to update such information.
  • We and any third parties referred to on the website assume no responsibility for how you use the information provided through the website.

Images on this website

Some images on this website are credited to www.shutterstock.com.

No medical advice

  • Our website does not offer medical advice.
  • Nothing contained in the website is intended to constitute professional advice for medical diagnosis or treatment.
  • Nothing contained in the website is intended to advocate or recommend the purchase of any product or use of any service or to endorse or guarantee the credentials or appropriateness of any health care provider.
  • You are strongly advised to consult with an appropriate professional for specific advice tailored to your situation.

RNIB external links policy

  • Where we provide links to other websites, we do so for information purposes only.
  • We are not responsible for the content or accessibility of any other websites or pages linking to or from our website or social media accounts such as Facebook, Twitter and Google+.
  • We have not verified the content of any such websites and links to other websites do not imply any endorsement of the material on those websites.
  • If you choose to follow links to other websites you do so at your own risk. It is your responsibility to take all protective measures to guard against viruses or other destructive elements. 
External websites linked to from this website or from our social media accounts may not conform fully to RNIB's recommended accessibility standards. If you think an external website is not accessible, you may like to contact Fix the Web and let them know.
If you would like to request a link from our website to your website, please email webeditor@rnib.org.uk. We get lots of requests for links, so you may not get a direct reply to your request, particularly if we feel the link isn't suitable.

Use of the Website and Copyright

You may access, view and download copies of material contained in the non-password protected parts of the website as long as you comply with these Terms and Conditions and:
  • you use the material for information purposes and for your non-commercial, personal use only;
  • all copyright, trade mark and other proprietary notices are kept on the material; and
  • you do not modify, reproduce, display, distribute the material or perform the material for any public use without prior written consent from RNIB.

For more information please see our copyright, links and permissions page.

Users

The website is intended for people accessing it from within the United Kingdom. We cannot guarantee the site or the information it contains complies with or is appropriate for use in other countries. If you are under 18 years old you must comply with the eligibility terms and have permission from a parent to use the website.

Service Access

Whilst we try to ensure that the website is normally available 24 hours a day, we shall not be liable if for any reason the website is unavailable at any time or for any period. Access to the website may be suspended temporarily and without notice in the case of system failure, maintenance or repair or for reasons beyond our control.

Liability

Neither we nor any other party involved in creating, producing, maintaining or delivering the website for any amount or kind of loss or damage (including without limitation, any direct, indirect, punitive or consequential loss or damage) or any loss of income, profits, goodwill, data, contracts, use of money, or loss or damages arising from or connected in any way to business interruption, and whether in tort (including without limitation negligence, contract or otherwise) in connection with your use, inability to use or the results of use of the website, any websites linked to the website or the material on such websites, including but not limited to loss or damage due to viruses that may infect your computer equipment, software, data or other property on account of your access to, use of, or browsing the website or your downloading of any material from the website or any websites linked to the website. 
 
Nothing in these Terms and Conditions shall exclude or limit our liability for death or personal injury caused by negligence (as such term is defined by the Unfair Contract Terms Act 1977), fraud, or misrepresentation as to a fundamental matter. 
 
If your use of the website results in the need for servicing, repair or correction of your equipment, software or data, you assume all costs of this.

Privacy and Data Protection

We are committed to protecting your privacy online. For more information on please see our Privacy Policy and our cookies page.

Changes to the Terms and Conditions

We reserve the right to change these Terms and Conditions at any time. Please check back regularly because the amended Terms and Conditions will apply to your continued use of the website. Certain provisions of these Terms and Conditions may be extended or superseded by expressly designated legal notices or terms located on particular pages of the website.

Contacting us about our Terms and Conditions

If you are uncertain about anything in these Terms and Conditions please send an email to webeditor@rnib.org.uk 

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