Website Terms & Conditions

This website is owned and operated by Understanding Dementia, a charity registered in England and Wales, registered charity number: 238331.

1. Access to the website 

1.1 By using the website you agree to be legally bound by these terms and conditions, which shall take effect from your first use of the website. If these terms and conditions are not accepted in full, your use of the website must be terminated immediately.

1.2 Understanding Dementia reserves the right to change these terms and conditions at any time by posting changes online. Your continued use of the website after any changes are posted means you agree to be legally bound by these terms as updated and/or amended. You agree to review this agreement periodically to ensure you are aware of any changes.

1.3 Understanding Dementia reserves the right to withdraw or amend the service it provides on the website without notice and will not be liable if for any reason the website is unavailable at any time or for any period.

1.4 From time to time, Understanding Dementia may restrict access to some parts of the website, or the entire website, to users who have registered.

1.5 Understanding Dementia does not warrant that the functions contained in the website will be uninterrupted or error free, that defects will be corrected, or that this site or the server that makes it available are free of viruses or bugs or represents the full functionality, accuracy and reliability of the content.

1.6 No data transmission over the internet can be guaranteed to be 100% secure; therefore any information sent by e-mail or submitted through the website is at your own risk.

1.7. The website is provided “as is” without any representations or any form of warranty (whether made expressly or implied by law), including the implied warranties of satisfactory quality, fitness for a particular purpose, non-infringement, compatibility, security and accuracy.

1.8 You agree to use the website for lawful purposes and in a way that does not infringe the rights of, nor restrict or inhibit anyone else’s use and enjoyment of, the website.

1.9 Understanding Dementia reserves the right, in its absolute discretion, to deny access to any user of this website if, in the reasonable opinion of Understanding Dementia, you have failed to comply with any of the provisions of these terms and conditions. 

1.10 We process information about you in accordance with our privacy policy. By using the website you consent to such processing and you warrant that all date provided by you is accurate. 

2. Intellectual property rights

2.1 Intellectual property rights means all patents, design rights, trade marks, trade and business names and all associated goodwill, rights to sue for passing off, copyright moral rights and related rights, rights in databases, domain names, rights in information (including know-how and trade secrets) and all other similar or equivalent rights existing now or in the future in any part of the world, in each case whether registered or unregistered. 

2.2 All content on this website is the copyright of Understanding Dementia or Third Parties.

2.3 You may view the content on screen. You may not copy, reproduce, republish, download, post, broadcast, transmit or otherwise use the content in any way without the prior consent of Understanding Dementia. If you wish to reproduce any content, you must contact us. Please contact 

2.4 You agree not to adapt, alter or create a derivative work from any of the content without the prior written permission of Understanding Dementia.

2.5 The status of Understanding Dementia (and that of any identified contributors) as the authors of any content must always be acknowledged. 

2.6 If you copy, reproduce, republish, download, post broadcast, transmit or otherwise use the content in breach of these terms and conditions, your right to use the website will cease immediately and you must, at our option, return or destroy any copies of the materials you have made. 

2.7 The names, images and logos identifying Understanding Dementia or any other third parties referred to on the Website and their products and services may be subject to copyright, design rights or trade mark rights. These trademarks may not be used without the consent of the relevant owners. 

3. Reliance on information posted and our liability

3.1 Commentary and other materials posted in the website are not intended to amount to advice on which reliance should be placed. Understanding Dementia therefore disclaims all liability and responsibility arising from any reliance placed on such materials by any visitor to the website, or by anyone who may be informed of any of its contents. 

3.2 Understanding Dementia may update the website and change the content at any time. Any of the content on the website may be out of date at any given time and we are under no obligation to update such material. 

3.3 Understanding Dementia will not be liable for any damages, including indirect or consequential damages, or any damages arising from the use or loss of use of the website or the loss of data or profits, whether in contract, negligence or other tortious action arising from or in connection with the use of the website. 

4. Viruses, hacking and other offences

4.1 You must not misuse the website by knowingly introducing viruses, trojans, worms or other material which is malicious or technologically harmful.

4.2 You must not attempt to gain unauthorised access to the website, the server on which the website is stored or any server, computer or database connected to the website. 

4.3 If you breach any of paragraphs 4.1-4.2 above you will be committing a criminal offence under the Computer Misuse Act 1990. Understanding Dementia will report any such breach to the relevant law enforcement authorities and will cooperate with such authorities by disclosing your identity to them. In the event of such a breach, your right to use the website will cease immediately. 

4.4 Understanding Dementia will not be liable for any loss or damage caused by viruses or other technologically harmful material that may infect your computer equipment, computer programs, data or other proprietary material due to your use of the website or to your downloading of any content, from our website or from any website linked to our website. 

5. Linking to the Website 

5.1 You may link to the website provided you do so in a way that is fair and legal and does not damage the reputation of Understanding Dementia or take advantage of it either commercially or non-commercially. You must not establish a link in such a way as to suggest any form of association, approval or endorsement on the part of Understanding Dementia where none exists. 

5.2 You will remove any such link immediately if requested by Understanding Dementia. 

6. Links from our website 

6.1 The website may contain links to other websites. These Links are provided for your convenience and Understanding Dementia has no control over such websites, nor is it responsible for their content. Understanding Dementia’s Privacy Policy does not extend to any websites that can be accessed from Understanding Dementia’s website or any related websites that can be accessed therefrom. The inclusion of these links on the website does not imply endorsement of any material on those websites or any association with their operators unless otherwise stated. Understanding Dementia cannot guarantee the security of these sites, the operation of the links or that they will be virus-free. 

6.2 Your use of any third party websites is at your own risk and subject to their respective terms and conditions and privacy policies. Understanding Dementia accepts no responsibility for any loss or damage that may result from your use of any third-party websites. We do not endorse or sponsor, and are not liable for the products, services or content you access through any linked site. 

7. Jurisdiction and applicable Law

7.1 The terms and use of the website shall be governed by the laws of England and Wales and shall be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of England and Wales although we retain the right to bring proceedings against you for breach of these terms and conditions in your country of residence or any other relevant country. 

7.2 If any part of these terms and conditions are not enforceable this will not affect the enforceability of any other part. 

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