Terms & Conditions

This page sets out the terms and conditions of use (the "terms of use") on which this website is made available to you. Please read this page carefully.

By accessing this website you are agreeing to comply with the terms of use and understand that the resultant data we collect will be treated in accordance with our privacy policy. You should keep a copy of this page for future reference.

Please note that the Terms of use do not apply to any of our other websites or any third party websites which are linked to by this website.

Who are we?

This website is managed by The Royal Institution of Great Britain, 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 website, terms of use or privacy policy then please write to us at our postal address above or by email to dataprotection@ri.ac.uk.

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.

Terms of use

Your promises to us. You confirm that:

  • all information and details provided by you to us are true, accurate and up to date in all respects and at all times;
  • you will comply with the restrictions on your use of the website as set out in these Terms of Use; and
  • in relation to any material submitted to or posted on the Site by you that you have the right to do so and have obtained all necessary licences and or approvals.

User conduct

You agree that in using the website you will not:

  • disseminate any content which is defamatory, obscene, in breach of copyright, or which may have the effect of being harassing, threatening or abusive to an individual or group of individuals on the basis of religion, gender, sexual orientation, race, ethnicity, age or disability or otherwise;
  • use the Site in any way that may lead to the encouragement, procurement or carrying out of any criminal activity;
  • transfer files which contain viruses, trojans or other harmful programs; or
  • use the Site for any purpose other than your personal or not-for-profit educational use.

Any content you post on the website may be moderated and we reserve the right to amend or delete any such content as appropriate. We may also prevent you from leaving any further comments if we have reasonable grounds to believe that you have breached any of the restrictions contained in these Terms of Use. This shall not limit our right to take any other action against you that we consider appropriate to defend our rights or those of any other person.

Rights granted and rights reserved

Your use of the website and its contents grants no rights to you in relation to our intellectual property rights including, without limitation, copyright, trademarks, logos, graphics, photographs, animations, videos and text or the intellectual property of third parties in the website and its contents.

You may not copy, reproduce, republish, download, post broadcast, record, transmit, commercially exploit, edit, communicate to the public or distribute in any way the website pages, any content on the Website or the computer codes of elements comprising the website other than for your own personal or not-for-profit educational use. Subject to the above, you may download insubstantial excerpts of this content to your hard disk for the purpose of viewing it provided that no more than one copy of any information is made.

Any use which is not permitted by these terms of use may only be undertaken with our prior express authorisation. By submitting any material to us via the website, you grant us a right to use such material at our own discretion in any media including, without limitation, to edit, copy, reproduce, disclose, post and remove such material from the website.

Website links

You may establish links to the website provided you do not remove or obscure the copyright notice or other notices on the website; you give us notice of such link by emailing us at dataprotection@ri.ac.uk; and you immediately stop providing such links upon notification by us.

Links within the website may lead to other third party websites. These are intended for your ease of reference and convenience only. We do not control or endorse such websites and are not responsible for their contents. We assume no responsibility for and shall not be liable for any loss or damage which you may suffer by using such websites. You agree that you will not involve us in any dispute between you and any third party in respect of such websites.

Legal Proceedings

You agree to compensate us for any claim or legal proceedings brought against us by any other person as a result of your breach of the terms of use.

If we take legal action against you for any breach of the terms of use and a court makes an award in our favour, you will be responsible for all costs allowable by the courts. If you breach the terms of use and we take no action against you, we will still be entitled to use our rights and remedies in any other situation where you breach the terms of use.

If any part of the terms of use is disallowed or found to be ineffective by any court or regulator, the other provisions shall continue to apply.

If you wish to take court proceedings against us in respect of our terms of use or privacy policy you must do so within the United Kingdom. Relevant United Kingdom law will apply.

Changes to Terms of Use and Privacy Policy

We are constantly looking for ways to improve the website. 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 website, you shall be deemed to agree to be bound by those changes and revised terms.


This page was last updated on 12th October 2020

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