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Our general terms and conditions

1. Use of these Web Conditions

1.1. These general terms and conditions ('Web Conditions') set out Your rights and obligations, and those of the RSA (as defined below) in relation to this website and its Content (as defined below). Please refer to our privacy policy describing use of Your personal information. 

1.2. Your Fellowship Application ('Fellowship Application') will indicate whether these Web Conditions apply to any product You are applying for and whether they are added to or modified in any way in respect of that product. We reserve the right to reject any Fellowship Application. 

1.3. Any Additional Terms and Conditions, which may or may not amend the Web Conditions, ('Additional Terms and Conditions') will be given to You separately either before or with the Fellowship Application and may be amended from time to time (see 3. below).

1.4. These Web Conditions and the Fellowship Application and any Additional Terms and Conditions will make up Your Agreement ('Agreement') with Us. The terms may change from time to time (see 3 below). Any perceived agreement between You and Us that is not in writing will not be part of such Agreement.

1.5. You agree to these terms and conditions every time You access any part of the Site or make use of any of the Content.

2. Meanings

2.1. Certain words used have the meanings given below:

2.1.2. ‘Content’ includes, but is not limited to, all text, graphics and images that appear on the Site, and the design, look and feel of the Site itself.

2.1.3. ‘Intellectual Property Rights’ means: -

a) rights in inventions, patents, registered designs, design rights, know-how, trade marks and service marks (whether registered or not);
b) any trade, brand or business names and any distinctive sounds used to differentiate the goods and services of a business;
c) utility models;
d) copyright (including all such rights in computer software and databases);
e) moral rights;
f) any rights or forms of protection of a similar nature to any of the above and having equivalent or similar effects to any of them, and
g) all or any other intellectual or industrial property rights whether or not registered or capable or registration
in each case whether subsisting now or in the future in any part of the world and including all applications and rights to apply for any of such rights together with all or any goodwill relating to such rights.

2.1.4. ‘The RSA’ means The Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufacturing and Commerce of 8 John Adam Street, London WC2N 6EZ (registered charity 212424) (also trading as the Royal Society of Arts, Manufacturing and Commerce) and any company or legal entity controlling, controlled by, or under common control with the RSA. In this definition "control" means: the ownership directly or indirectly of 50% or more of the voting shares, a 50% or greater interest in the income of such company or legal entity, or the ability otherwise of The RSA to secure that the affairs of such company or legal entity are managed in accordance with the RSA's wishes.

2.1.6. ‘RSA Content’ means the material on the Site controlled by the RSA.

2.1.8. ‘Our’ means the RSA.

2.1.9. 'Personal Information' means the information that You provide in Your Fellowship Application, that We obtain from You and that We have regarding the progress of Your application if any. You may request a change to Your Personal Information by contacting our membership department on 0844 800 1895.

2.1.10. ‘Site’ means this website.

2.1.11. ‘Third Party Content’ means the material on the Site or accessed through the Site that is controlled by parties other than the RSA.

2.1.12. ‘Us’ means the RSA.

2.1.13. ‘We’ means the RSA.

2.1.14. ‘You’ and ‘Your’ means the person entering the Agreement or accessing the Site as the case may be.

3. Changes to these Web Conditions and to Additional Terms and Conditions

We may change these Web Conditions and any Additional Terms and Conditions at any time. It is Your responsibility to check these Web Conditions in case there are any changes. If You access and use the Site after We have made a change to these Web Conditions You shall be treated as having accepted the change.

4. Security

The RSA maintains PCI compliance and has high standards of security. Queries in relation to security should be directed to our Data Protection Officer under our privacy policy.

5. Accuracy of Content

The Site and Content is provided for Your general information only; We advise that, although the RSA makes every effort to maintain the accuracy of information on the Site, Content may not be accurate and complete and is provided ‘as is’. Therefore You should not plan to do, or refrain from doing, something in reliance upon Content without first checking the accuracy of the relevant Content by some other means. For example, if You propose to establish an itinerary based on opening times for, or distances to, any of the RSA properties, You must check information of that type You obtain on the Site with the relevant properties themselves. All such information on this site is necessarily subject to change, sometimes at short notice.

6. Third Party Content, ‘Partners’ and Links from the Site

6.1. We are not responsible for the content of third-party sites linked to the Site or for Third Party Content. They are independent of Us, and their content is not endorsed or approved by Us, even where the third party in question is stated to be a 'partner' of RSA.

6.2. We have 'partners'; persons (corporate or otherwise) with whom we have developed affinity products specifically to support the RSA, usually through its trading company, The RSA (Enterprises) Limited (which covenants its profits to the RSA). An example is the RSA Travel Collection where every booking generates a commission to the trading subsidiary. If You agree to purchase goods or services offered on or through ‘partners’ or third party sites, such as (but not limited to) travel bookings, merchandise and services, the resulting agreement will be entirely between You and the ‘partner’ or relevant third party; We shall not be involved in, or have any responsibility under, those agreements. We shall not be responsible for any loss or damage (including, but not limited to, any direct, indirect, special, incidental or consequential damage (including the loss of profit)) relating to the products and services of ‘partners’ or third parties that are featured in or linked to the Site.

6.3. In entering any agreement to which the RSA is not a party, You accept that the RSA has no liability whatsoever.

6.4. You should check with Us if You are in any doubt as to the status of any Content.

7. Contact Between Us

7.1. You are responsible for ensuring that Your instructions (including all the details We may require to carry out Your instructions) and any information You give to Us are accurate and complete. We shall not be liable for any loss or damage You suffer if they are in any way inaccurate or incomplete and Our records will be conclusive evidence of Your instructions unless We agree otherwise. We may in Our absolute discretion refuse to carry out any instruction or reverse any action taken by Us in response to any instruction.

7.2. To contact Us please refer to contact details given on the Site or in the relevant Additional Terms and Conditions. There may be different addresses and telephone numbers for different purposes.

8. Privacy Policy and Use of Your Personal Information

Information gathered from your use of our Site and our sharing is in accordance with our privacy policy and cookies policy.

9. Intellectual Property

9.1. Our Site and the Intellectual Property Rights in the RSA Content are owned by or licensed to Us.

9.2. Certain names, words, images or logos identifying Us and the products and services featured in the Site are the trade marks of the RSA. Certain other names, words, images or logos may constitute trade names or unregistered trade marks of the RSA.

9.3. The names and logos of third parties mentioned in the Site or in the Third Party Contents may be the trade marks, trade names or unregistered trade marks of those third parties and in the RSA Contents they are used with the permission of such organisations. In the event that You own Intellectual Property that appears on the Site without Your written consent please notify Us.

9.4. The Site may contain proprietary notices (such as moral rights and trade mark notices) and copyright information, the terms of which must be observed.

10. Open Access to RSA Content

10.1. Audio, video files and reports team are available free to view and download. We allow anyone to access our content electronically without charge. We want to encourage the circulation of our work as widely as possible without affecting the ownership of the copyright, which remains with the copyright holder.

10.2. Unless otherwise stated our work including our RSA audio and video files are licensed under a Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported (CC BY-NC-ND 3.0).

11. Linking to the Site

11.1 You are welcome to link to, download, save or distribute this work electronically. If you are interested in using the work, please ensure that:

  • The RSA and the speaker(s)and other third parties are credited;
  • The RSA website (www.theRSA.org) is published together with a copy of this policy statement in a prominent position;
  • The file is not altered and is used in full (the use of extracts under existing fair usage rights is not affected by this condition);
  • The work is not resold or used for commercial purposes;
  • A copy of the work or link to its use online is emailed to the RSA Events team (rsa.events@rsa.org.uk).

11.2. You must not link to the Site for commercial purposes without our written agreement.

11.3. Other than as above, We encourage businesses and others to link their sites to the Site. However, if You wish to establish a link to the Site or any of its Content, we require that the link does not open within a frame-set of another website.

12. Access to the RSA Internet based Services and Products

12.1. Community activity

12.1.1. In parts of the Site You may be enabled to interact with other users or with Us, through (for example) message boards and email. You must ensure that any such interaction by You or through Your email address will not:

12.1.1.1. be capable of infringing the Intellectual Property Rights or other rights of any person;

12.1.1.2. breach any applicable law or regulation; or

12.1.1.3. be perceived as inappropriate for the Site, offensive or misleading.

12.1.2. We may remove any postings or other interaction at our entire discretion.

12.1.3. We have no obligation to monitor, censor or edit the content of any material transmitted or received by You or other users of the Site. You are responsible for the content of any material You transmit.

12.2. ‘Equipment’ means all such compatible equipment, software and communications lines (including any public communication lines) required by You to properly access the Site.

12.3. You are responsible for obtaining and maintaining Your Equipment and for ensuring that it is compatible with the Site. We have no responsibility or liability with respect to Your Equipment.

12.4. We may change the minimum specification required to access the Site at any time. We shall notify You of such a change by placing a general message on the Site or through amendment of these Web Conditions. We shall not be liable to You if any such change in specification results in Your Equipment becoming incompatible with the Site or becoming unable to perform, within the Site, all of the functions previously performed.

12.5. You will be responsible for the cost of all charges You incur in accessing and using the Site.

12.6. We cannot guarantee the speed with which You will be able to access and use the Site (as it will depend upon factors such as the specification of Your Equipment and the number of people using the Site) or that You will have uninterrupted or continuous access to the Site.

12.7. You must not:

12.7.1. introduce or attempt to introduce any virus or any other contaminant to the Site or any of Our computer systems;

12.7.2. in any way attempt to access, alter, de-compile, reverse engineer, destroy or otherwise tamper with any part of the Site or any of Our computer systems;

12.7.3. interfere with the use of another person’s access to or use of the Site;

12.7.4. obtain access to information relating to another person which is on Our computer system;

12.7.5. use or attempt to use the Site or any of Our computer systems for any unlawful or immoral purpose.

12.8. We may suspend or terminate Your access and use (in whole or in part) of the Site at any time with or without notice.

12.9. You are responsible for getting an appropriate connection with a telecommunications provider in order to access the Site.

12.10. We shall control, direct and establish technical procedures for using the Site (and We may vary them from time to time). You must follow Our instructions and adhere to Our procedures as given on the Site when using any the RSA web-based service.

12.11. You must ensure that any material and / or information downloaded or otherwise obtained through the use of the Site is at Your own discretion and that You will be responsible for any damage to Your Equipment or loss of data that results from the download of such material and / or data.

12.12. We shall use reasonable endeavours to keep the Site free from viruses and corrupt files but We do not warrant that the Site is free from infection by viruses or anything else with contaminating or destructive properties. We recommend that You ‘virus check’ all information sent to You by Us. We shall not be liable for any corrupt information sent to You by Us or for any corrupt information You send to Us.

13. Complaints

13.1. If You have a complaint about the Site please follow our Complaints Policy.

13.2. If You have a complaint about the Agreement please follow our Complaints Policy.

14. Liability

14.1. Us to You

14.1.1. We shall not be liable to You for any loss or damage (other than that which cannot by law be excluded) You may suffer (irrespective of whether it arises due to Our failure, error or delay) as a result of:

14.1.1.1. Our having acted upon Your instruction or following receipt of any information from You;

14.1.1.2. Any misuse or abuse of the Site by You or anyone else;

14.1.1.3. Your Personal Information having been disclosed to someone else (other than due to Our having so disclosed it);

14.1.1.4. Our being unavailable for whatever reason.

14.1.2. We shall not be liable to You in any circumstances for any loss or damage (other than that which cannot by law be excluded) that:

14.1.2.1. is not direct;

14.1.2.2. is beyond Our reasonable control; or

14.1.2.3. We could not reasonably foresee.

14.1.3. Any liability We may have to You will be limited to the actual amount of any loss or damage You incur or suffer.

14.1.4. We regularly update the Site. However, We do not warrant that the content of the Site or the products and services featured are available (either as featured or at all). The content of and the products and services featured in the Site are subject to change at any time without notice.

14.1.5. We do not seek to exclude or restrict liability for death or personal injury resulting from Our negligence.

14.2. You to Us

14.2.1. You will be liable to Us for (and agree to indemnify Us against) all actions, claims, costs, damages, demands, expenses, liabilities, losses and proceedings We directly or indirectly incur or which are brought against Us if You have:

14.2.1.1. acted fraudulently;

14.2.1.2. been negligent;

14.2.1.3. misused or abused the Site;

14.2.1.4. breached Your Agreement with Us.

14.2.2. You will be liable for any loss even if the instructions were not given by You except:

14.2.2.1. in the case of a fraud to which You were not a party (unless You have failed to make any required notification);

14.2.2.2. if You are able to prove a relevant failing on Our part; or

14.2.2.3. We have acted in error.

14.3. Generally

14.3.1. We shall not be liable for any errors or delay or failure if this is due to anything beyond Our control; for example:

14.3.1.1. industrial action;

14.3.1.2. fire, flood, explosion, act of God, governmental act;

14.3.1.3. the failure, directly or indirectly of any power supply, machine, data processing system, data transmission link, or telephone link;

14.3.1.4. a Card not being accepted by a retailer, terminal, cash machines or otherwise, for whatever reason.

14.3.2. Each of these conditions is separate from all other conditions, so that if one condition is found to be void or otherwise unenforceable it will not affect the validity of any of the others.

14.3.3. If We do not enforce any of the rights We have under this Agreement, or if We delay in enforcing them, that does not prevent Us from taking any action to enforce Our rights in the future.

14.3.4. Upon termination of Your Agreement terms and conditions in the Web Conditions and Additional Terms and Conditions that are capable of continuing to apply will do so.

14.3.5. The Agreement and the Web Conditions will be governed by, and its terms construed in accordance with, the laws of England and the Courts of England will have exclusive jurisdiction over any disputes arising from the Site.