Terms & Conditions

This page (together with the documents referred to in it) tells you the terms of use on which you make use of the site: www.melindafemersonfoundation.org (the site).  By using the site you agree to be bound by the Terms and Conditions of Use current at the time of your visit to the site.

Intellectual Property

We are the owner or the licensee of all intellectual property rights in the site and the material published on it. The following uses of the material on the site are permitted:

•downloading and printing out extracts of material from the site for non-commercial, personal use only; and
•reproduction of text extracts for the purpose of reporting such written material in news publications (in any media) provided that the material is reproduced accurately and not in a way that could confuse or mislead others and the source of the material is acknowledged.
•Any other proposed use of the material for is subject to the prior written approval of the Melinda F. Emerson Foundation unless otherwise permitted under the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988 (as amended).
•Permission to reproduce protected material does not extend to any material on the site which is identified as being the copyright of a third party. Authorization to reproduce such material must be obtained from the copyright holders concerned.


Photographs may not be copied, used or reproduced by any means or in any format (including other web sites) without the prior permission of the copyright holder.

Other images and video

Copyright in non-photographic images, illustrations, designs and video material on the site belongs to the Melinda F. Emerson Foundation unless otherwise stated. Non-photographic images, illustrations, designs or video material may not be copied, used or reproduced by any means or in any format (including other web sites) without prior permission of the copyright holder.

Trade Marks

The logos of a number of the organizations named on the site are registered Trade Marks.

Linking to the site

You must not establish a link in such a way as to suggest any form of association, patronage, approval or endorsement where none exists without first obtaining our consent.

Contact us

You may send feedback on the site by contacting us, using the details under the contact us link.


The content on the site is provided free of charge for general information purposes only. None of the content of the site will form any part of any contract between us or constitute an offer by us or a representation on which reliance is intended to be placed.

Access to the site is permitted on a temporary basis, and we reserve the right to withdraw or amend the service we provide on the site without notice (see below). We will not be liable if for any reason the site is unavailable at any time or for any period. We do not warrant that access will be uninterrupted or error free or free from viruses.

We, our agents and employees accept no liability for any losses or damages (whether direct or indirect) arising from your use of the website or your reliance on information contained on the site, except that which it is unlawful to exclude.

The site provides links to websites maintained by other organizations as part of our service. These links are provided for your information only.  We do not exercise any control of any kind over the content of externally provided websites and we do accept not responsibility for them or for any loss or damage that may arise from your use of them.


We may revise these Terms and Conditions of Use at any time by amending this page.

Information that is gathered from visitors

In common with other websites, log files are stored on the web server saving details such as the visitor’s IP address, browser type, referring page and time of visit.  Where registration is required, the visitor’s email and a username will be stored on the server.  E-mail addresses will not be sold, rented or leased to third parties.

Visitor Options

If you have subscribed to one of our services, you may unsubscribe by following the instructions which are included in e-mail that you receive.  You may be able to block cookies via your browser settings but this may prevent you from access to certain features of the website.


Cookies are small digital signature files that are stored by your web browser that allow your preferences to be recorded when visiting the website. Also they may be used to track your return visits to the website.