Privacy Policy

This page sets out the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy on which this website (the "Site") is made available to you. Please read this page carefully.

By accessing the Site you agree to comply with these Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. You should keep a copy of this page for future reference.

Please note that the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy do not apply to any of our other websites or any third party websites which are linked to by the Site.

Your information

We may collect and process information that you choose to provide by filling in forms on the Site or by any other method, including post and email. This includes, but is not limited to:

  • information about you which is personally identifiable such as your name, address, email address, location and interests ("Your Information");
  • if you contact us for any reason, we may keep a record of that correspondence.

We may use Your Information to send you emails about us (including but not limited to our activities, events and fundraising efforts), the Site and its contents, and on any topics which we think may interest you; and to gain a clearer understanding of our users and to help us improve the Site.

We will ensure that we only keep Your Information for as long as is necessary.


Cookies are small pieces of information stored by your browser on your computer's hard drive. We do not use any of our own cookies on the Site but we do work with Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. Google Analytics uses cookies to collect information about details of our users' visits to the Site (including IP addresses) and the resources they access on it. Google Analytics provides us with reports based on this information in order to help us understand how visitors engage with the Site. Google Analytics will not transfer the information it collects to any third party except where required to do so by law. Please note that we will not use Google Analytics to collect any information from which you can be personally identified, and we will not associate the information provided to us by Google Analytics with Your Information. For more information about Google Analytics, please visit

You may refuse to accept Google Analytics cookies by activating the setting on your browser which allows you to refuse the setting of cookies. Alternatively, you can install the Google Analytics Opt-Out Browser Add-On, which is available for download here:

Unless you do this, Google Analytics cookies will be issued when you use our Site, but you can delete them via your browser at any time. If you decide that you no longer want to allow Google Analytics' cookies, you can delete them via your browser. If you do not accept Google Analytics' cookies, or decide to delete them, you will still be able to access the Site.

Google Analytics cookies will remain on your computer for between thirty minutes and two years from being set / updated, unless you delete them before they expire.

If you want to know more about cookies and how they work, please refer to the following websites: and

Sharing information

We will not share Your Information with a third party except:

  • some of the information that we ask you to provide will be submitted directly to a third party service provider which collects and stores information for us and sends out emails on our behalf; and
  • if we are under a duty to disclose or share Your Information in order to comply with any legal obligation, or in order to enforce our Terms of Use.

 We will take all steps reasonably necessary to ensure that any of Your Information which we share with third parties in the above circumstances is treated securely and in accordance with our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

We will not transfer any of Your Information to destinations outside of the European Economic Area.

The security of Your Information is important to us. We maintain appropriate administrative technical and physical safeguards to protect Your Information against accidental or unlawful destruction, accidental loss, alteration, unauthorised disclosure or access, use and all other unlawful forms of processing of the personal data in our possession.


To find out more about how Your Information will be used, or to make a complaint, please contact us at our Postal Address or by email at

You have the right to request a copy of the information that we hold about you, subject to a small charge. If you would like to request such a copy, please contact us at our Postal Address or by email at

You may ask us to correct or remove information you think is inaccurate by contacting us at our Postal Address or by email at

We hope you will be happy with the way we handle your information but if not you have the right to complain to the Information Commissioner if there is a problem – see

Who we are

This site is managed by The Royal Institution and the Incorporated Company The Royal Institution of Great Britain. We are a charity registered in England and Wales under registration number 227938. Our registered address is 21 Albemarle Street, London W1S 4BS (our "Postal Address"). 

If you have any questions, complaints or comments about the Site, Terms of Use or Privacy Policy then please write to us at our Postal Address or by email to

We have notified the Information Commissioner's Office and we are registered on the Data Protection Register under registration number Z7087010. Our VAT number is 778 5207 91.


We may amend the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy from time to time, in which case any changes will be published on this page. By continuing to use the Site, you shall be deemed to agree to be bound by those changes and revised terms.

This page was last updated on 17 June 2013.

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