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Terms and Conditions

Thank you for accessing www.rsbc.org.uk (the “Website”).

Please read these terms and conditions before using the Website which is operated by the Royal Society for Blind Children (registered charity number 307892) and a company limited by guarantee, registered in England (CRN: 139928), whose registered office is at 52-58 Arcola Street, London, E8 2DJ (“we”, “us” or “our”).

These terms and conditions take effect from your first visit, and your use of the site means you accept these terms and conditions. We may change these terms and conditions, so please check back regularly.

If there is any conflict between these terms and conditions and specific terms appearing elsewhere on this website relating to specific material then the latter shall prevail.

The Royal Society for Blind Children (RSBC) reserves the right to change the content of the website at any time.

Welcome to our site

The RSBC website has been developed taking every precaution to ensure the information held on this site is accurate in the UK, legally correct and ethical at the time of appearance. Although care has been taken in preparing the information contained on this website, the content provides only general information and must not be used as an alternative to professional advice. We recommend users seek professional advice where appropriate.

Liability

So far as is permitted by law RSBC accepts no liability for loss or damage, including personal injury, resulting from use of this website. While we make all reasonable efforts to ensure no malware or viruses are transmitted via our website, this cannot be guaranteed. RSBC will not accept liability from damage caused by viruses and recommends that users safeguard their IT equipment before downloading information.

If you believe the content of these pages to be inaccurate or out of date, please email digital@rsbc.org.uk.

The content of this website is aimed at adults within the UK and other advice should be sought in other circumstances.

Unauthorised access

Hacking into this website for the purpose of adding to or altering the content of the website or sending unsolicited emails (spam), transmitting any offensive or illegal content, and interfering with the general working of the site is illegal and unethical.

Links

Please obtain permission from us to include any links to our website. This can be requested by emailing the RSBC digital team on digital@rsbc.org.uk. RSBC reserves the right to require links to be removed if we believe it is not in our interest.

We have provided links to other organisations for your convenience. We cannot guarantee or be responsible for their content or accessibility. Please read their privacy policies and terms and conditions.

Using our logos and information

The RSBC logo and various other logos used by us are registered trademarks in the UK. You may not use the RSBC logos without our permission. To apply for permission please contact the digital team. RSBC reserves the right to require materials and logos to be removed if we believe it is not in our interest.

Our downloadable leaflets and brochures, and our web pages can be printed, copied and used for private use, study or teaching purposes; however no modification may be made to the content. They may not be used for commercial, public or any other purposes without the specific written consent of RSBC.

Some information, materials or photos on our website may be the property of another copyright owner, used here with their permission, and must not be used without their consent.

Data Usage: Privacy and Cookies

At RSBC we are committed to protecting your privacy. The following describes how RSBC collects and uses information about people who visit our website.

How do we collect information?
We will collect personal information from you when you fill in email forms, register with us, make a donation to us or otherwise provide us with personal information. We also gather general information about the use of our website, such as which pages are visited most frequently. We only use anonymous information and statistics which do not identify individual visitors. This information helps us improve the services and information we offer on our website.

What personal information do we collect?
The types of personal information collected might include name, email address, postal address, telephone number and direct debit details or your opinions about a product, service or an issue.

How do we use this information?
We will use your personal information to provide you with the services, products or information you have requested, for administration purposes and to further our charitable aims, including for fundraising activities. We will not share your information with any other organisations.

Marketing
RSBC will only contact you for marketing purposes by email or other electronic means if you have agreed to be contacted for these purposes or where you have made a donation by text and have not opted out from receiving further information. Where you have provided your postal address we may send you direct mail about our work unless you have told us that you do not wish to receive such information.

Links
Our website may include links to websites run by other organisations. RSBC is not responsible for the privacy practices of other organisations' websites so you should read their privacy policies carefully.

Cookies
'Cookies' are small pieces of information sent by a web server to a web browser, which enable the server to collect information from the browser. Essentially it takes the form of a small text file deposited on your computer's hard drive.

RSBC uses cookies to ensure that you can interact with our website successfully, to identify you when you visit our website and to keep track of your browsing patterns. The use of cookies does not give us access to the rest of your computer or to personal information about you.

We also use Google Analytics to monitor use of our website. Google Analytics use cookies to gather statistics about our visitors, such as where you come from before entering our website, which pages you look at on our site and where you go afterwards. Information collected in this way is anonymous and does not identify individual visitors. This information allows us to improve our website and the services we provide. For more information about Google Analytics, please see their privacy policy at www.google.com/privacy

If you want to prevent our cookies being stored on your computer in future, you may do so by referring to your internet browser's instructions. You can do this by clicking on the 'Help' menu. Please note however that if you disable our cookies you may not be able to access certain services or facilities on our website and your use of our site may be restricted. Further information on deleting or controlling cookies is available at http://www.aboutcookies.org/.

By providing us with your personal information you consent to the collection and use of that information for the purposes and in the manner described on this page.

We reserve the right to amend our privacy policy. The latest version will be available on our website so please check from time to time. By continuing to use the website you will be deemed to have accepted any changes.