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Terms and conditions

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This page tells you the terms on which you may use our website

Please read carefully before use. By using the site, you accept the terms and agree to obey them. If you don’t accept them, please don’t use the site.

Who we are

The Ideas Fund and are operated by the British Science Association, a UK charity registered in England as Registered Charity No. 212479 and SC039236.

Our registered office is at Wellcome Wolfson Building, 165 Queen’s Gate, London, SW7 5HD.

Intellectual property rights

Unless stated otherwise, the British Science Association (BSA) is the owner or licensee of all intellectual property (IP) rights in the site (for example the copyright and any rights in the designs) and in any of the material posted on it by us. They are protected by copyright.

As a charity, the BSA has a duty to protect its assets. If you wish to make commercial use of any of our resources, or any further use of our resources not covered by the Creative Commons Licence, we have a licensing scheme in place. Please contact for more details.

Suspension and Termination

If we think you have breached this policy, we will take whatever steps we think are necessary.

These might include:

  • Stopping your use of the site temporarily or permanently
  • Sending you a warning
  • Taking legal action
  • Telling the right authorities

We exclude legal responsibility and cost for actions we take to deal with your breach of our policy.

Data privacy

We follow our privacy policy in handling information about you.

You can read our policy at

By using the site, you agree to us handling this information and confirm that data you provide is accurate.

Our legal responsibility to you

We do not guarantee the accuracy of material on our site. As far as legally possible, we exclude legal responsibility for the following:

  • Any loss to you arising from use of our site
  • Loss of income, profit, business, data, contracts, goodwill or savings.

We also exclude, as far as legally possible, all terms and warranties or promises implied by law or by statutes.

We don’t exclude legal responsibility for death or personal injury owing to our negligence, or legal responsibility for fraud or fraudulent misrepresentation, or for anything else where exclusion is not allowed by the law.

Computer offences

If you do anything which is a criminal offence under a law called the Computer Misuse Act 1990, your right to use the site will end straight away. We will report you to the relevant authorities and give them your identity.

Examples of computer misuse include introducing viruses, worms, Trojans and other technologically harmful or damaging material.

You mustn’t try to get access to our site or server or any connected database or make any ‘attack’ on the site. We won’t be legally responsible to you for any damage from viruses or other harmful material that you pick up via our site.

Links to our site

You are allowed to make a legal link to our website’s homepage from your website if the content on your site meets our content standards. We can end this permission at any time.

You mustn’t suggest any endorsement by us or association with us unless we agree in writing.

Links from our site

Links from our site to other sites are only for information. We don’t accept responsibility for other sites or any loss you suffer from using them.


We change these terms from time to time and you must check them for changes because they are binding on you.


The British Science Association name, logo and all related product and service names, design marks and slogans are the trademarks or service marks of us or our suppliers.

Applicable law

The English courts have the only right to hear claims related to our site, and all disputes are governed by English law.

Contact us

Please email us at to contact us about any issues.