Please carefully read our website’s Terms and Conditions before using our website.

These Terms and Conditions together with our Privacy and Cookies Policy control the use of our website. Using our website to access information, browse topics, register as a member or to sign up for our newsletter, indicates you accept these Terms and Conditions (together with the associated documents referred to in them) in full and agree to comply by them. If you disagree with these Terms and Conditions or any part of them, you must not use our website.

If you register as a fundraiser, member or in any other way submit materials to our website or use our website services, you will be asked to expressly agree to these Terms and Conditions and the documents associated with them.

We recommend that you print a copy of these Terms and Conditions for future reference.
Our website uses cookies. By using our website and agreeing to these Terms and Conditions, you also consent to our use of cookies in harmony with our Privacy and Cookies Policy.

These Terms and Conditions, together with our Privacy and Cookies Policy constitutes the entire agreement between you and us in relation to your use of our website and supersedes all previous agreements between you and us in relation to your use of our website.

Applicable terms

Our Privacy and Cookies Policy covers the conditions in which we process and store any personal information we collect from you which you provide when registering as a member on our website, signing up for our newsletter or otherwise provide to us. By using our website, you agree to these processing and storage methods and ensure that all such information provided by you is correct.

‘We’, ‘Us’, and ‘Our’ refers to Freedom Community Alliance.

‘Website’ and ‘the website’ refers to Freedom Community Alliance’s website.

‘Our content’ refers to all works and materials, including but not limited to, text, graphics, images, audio material, video material, audio-visual material, scripts, software and files found on our website.

‘You’ and ‘Your’ refers to you as an individual and any organisations you may be acting on behalf of.

‘Your content’ refers to all works and materials, including but not limited to, text, graphics, images, audio material, video material, audio-visual material, scripts, software and files that you submit to us or our website for storage or publication on, or processing by, or transmission through, our website.

About Us

Our website is operated by Freedom Community Alliance and our website partner Raising IT. We are a registered charity and a company limited by Guarantee. Company Number: 06628989. Registered Charity Number: 1125960. We are registered in England. Our registered office is: Freedom Centre, 1 Howard Avenue, Barnstaple, EX32 8QA. Phone: 01271321171 Fax: 01271321254

Changes to these Terms and Conditions

We have the right to revise and adjust these Terms and Conditions at any time by altering this page. Please check our Terms and Conditions from time to time for any such changes we may make as these are obligatory for use of our website.

If you have given your express agreement to these Terms and Conditions, we will ask for your express agreement to any revision of these Terms and Conditions; and if you do not give your express agreement to the revised Terms and Conditions within such period as specified, we will disable or delete your account on the website, and you must stop using the website.

Accessing our website

Our website is made free of charge for you to use.
You may:
a. View pages from our website in your web browser;
b. Download pages from our website for caching in a web browser;
c. Print pages from our website;
d. Stream audio and video files from our website; and
e. Use our website services such as registering to become a member or signing up to receive our newsletters, through your web browser.

According to the provisions set out in these Terms and Conditions.

Aside from the detailed provisions above in these Terms and Conditions, you must not download, save, copy or reproduce any material from our website on your computer or in hard copies unless given prior written permission to do so by us.

You are only given permission to use our website for your own personal or associated business purposes. You must not use our website for any other activities.

Aside from permitted changes as set out in these Terms and Conditions, you must not edit, change or otherwise modify any of the materials found on our website.

Unless you own, control the relevant rights or have our express written approval for the material on our website, you must not:

a. Republish material from our website (including republication on another website or in printed materials);
b. Sell, rent or sub-license material from our website;
c. Show any material from our website in public;
d. Exploit material on our website for commercial purposes; or
e. Redistribute material from our website.

In spite of the above, you may redistribute and share our newsletters and details of our appeals and campaigns in both print and electronic forms to any person or organisation.

We maintain the right to limit access to areas of our website, or the whole website, as we see fit. You must not ignore or circumnavigate, or attempt to ignore or circumnavigate, any such restrictions on our website.

Acceptable use

You must not:

a. use our website in any way or take any action that causes, or may cause, damage to the website or impairment of the performance, availability or accessibility of the website;
b. use our website in any way that is unlawful, illegal, fraudulent or harmful, or in connection with any unlawful, illegal, fraudulent or harmful purpose or activity;
c. use our website to copy, store, host, transmit, send, use, publish or distribute any material which consists of (or is linked to) any spyware, computer virus, Trojan horse, worm, keystroke logger, rootkit or other malicious computer software;
d. carry out any systematic or automated data collection activities (including without limitation scraping, data mining, data extraction and data harvesting) on or in relation to our website;
e. access or otherwise interact with our website using any robot, spider or other automated means, except for the purpose of search engine indexing and authorised analytical activities;
f. use data collected from our website for any direct marketing activity (including without limitation email marketing, SMS marketing, telemarketing and direct mailing).

You must not use data collected from our website to contact individuals, companies or other persons or entities aside from those set out in our Contact Us sections.

You must ensure that all the information you supply to us through our website, or in relation to our website, is true, accurate, current, complete and not misleading.

Member registration and accounts

You may register for a membership account on our website by completing and submitting the required information as set out on the membership registration pages of our website and clicking the validation link in the email sent to you from our website.

You must not let any other person use your account to access our website.

You must advise us immediately in writing if you become aware of any unauthorised use of your account.

You must not use any other person’s account to access our website.

If you register for an account on our website, you will be required to choose your own user ID and password. These details must be kept safe and not shared with any other individual.

You must not use your account or user ID for, or in association with, the impersonation of any person.
You must advise us immediately in writing if you become aware of any other person who knows your account password.

You are responsible for any activity on the account you hold on our website and any activity that may take place through failure to keep your password safe and unknown to others. You may be held liable for any loss incurred from such activity.

We may suspend, cancel and/or edit your account details at any time at our discretion without notice or explanation.

You may cancel your account on our website using the account control panel provided at any time.


You grant us worldwide, irreversible, non-exclusive, royalty-free license to use, reproduce, store, adapt, publish, translate and distribute your content in any existing or future media.

You give us the right to sub-license the rights noted above.

You give us the right to bring action against any infringement of the rights listed in the first paragraph of the ‘Content’ section of these Terms and Conditions.

You may edit your content as much as is possible using the editing functions available on our website.

Without bias to our other rights under these Terms and Conditions, if you breach any provision of these Terms and Conditions in any way, or if we reasonably regard you to have breached these Terms and Conditions in any way, we may delete, unpublish or edit any or all of your content.

You affirm that your content will adhere to these Terms and Conditions.

Your content must not be unlawful, illegal or infringe upon any person’s legal rights and must not be able to cause legal action against any person (in any case, under any jurisdiction or under any applicable law.

Your content and the use of your content by us as detailed above, will not:

a. be libellous or maliciously untrue;
b. be indecent, offensive or profane;
c. trespass any copyright, moral right, database right, trademark right, design right, intellectual property right, privacy right or right in passing off;
d. trespass any right of confidence, privacy, or data protection legislation;
e. contain negligent advice or statements;
f. contain incitement to commit a crime, instruction to commission a crime or promote criminal activities;
g. be in contempt of any court or breach of any court order;
h. breach racial, religious, hatred or discrimination laws;
i. be blasphemous;
j. breach any official secrets legislation;
k. breach any contractual obligation owed to anyone;
l. depict explicit, graphic or gratuitous violence;
m. be pornographic, lewd, sexually explicit or suggestive;
n. be false, untrue, inaccurate or intentionally misleading;
o. contain instruction, advice or information that could cause harm, illness, injury, death or any other material loss or damage if acted upon; and
p. constitute spam;

We are unable to guarantee that our website or any content available on it will always be available or uninterrupted. Our website access is allowed on a temporary basis. We reserve the right to suspend, withdraw, discontinue or change any part of our website at any time without prior notice. We will not be liable for any reason if our website is unavailable at any time for any length.

You are obligated to make all necessary arrangements for your access to our website.

You are also obligated to ensure all people who access our website through your internet connection are aware of our Terms and Conditions and that they comply with them.

Our site is aimed at people who reside in England. We do not construe that our content is appropriate or available in other locations. We may limit the availability of our website, its services and products to any person or geographical area at any time for any length. If you choose to access our site from outside these boundaries, you do so at your own risk.

Intellectual property rights

According to the detailed provisions of these Terms and Conditions:

a. we, along with our licensors, own and control all the copyright and intellectual property rights in our website and for the material on our website; and
b. all the copyright and other intellectual property rights in our website and for the material contained on our website are reserved.

We are the owner and/or licensee of all intellectual property rights on our website and for the material contained on it. These works are protected by copyright laws and agreements around the world. All of these rights are reserved.

You may print off copies and download all or in part, pages from our website for personal use or to draw the attention of colleagues to the content on our website.

You must not modify or change any of the materials printed or downloaded from our website in any way and all illustrations, photographs, graphics, video or audio files must not be used without the accompanying text.

Our status as the owners and creators (and that of identified contributors) of our website materials must always be acknowledged.

No part of our website or its contents can be used for commercial purposes without first obtaining prior written consent or licence to do so from us or our licensors.

No reliance on information provided

The content on our website is for general information only and in no way is intended to be construed as advice on which you should rely. You must obtain specialist advice before taking, or abstaining from, any action or activity based on our website content.

Reasonable efforts are made to ensure the information on our site is correct and current, however, we give no assurances, warranties or guarantees express or implied that the content on our website is correct, complete and current.

Liability limitations and exclusions

Nothing in our Terms and Conditions excludes or limits our liability for death or personal injury arising from our fraud or fraudulent misrepresentation, or our negligence, or any other liability that cannot be excluded or limited by English law.

To the extent permitted by law, we exclude all conditions, warranties, representations or other terms which may apply to our website or any content on it, whether express or implied.

We will not be liable to any user for any loss or damage, whether in contract, misdeed (including negligence), breach of statutory duty or otherwise, even if foreseeable, arising under or in connection with:

a. use of, or inability to use, our website; or
b. use of or reliance on any content displayed on our website.

Our website is intended for domestic and private use only. You agree not to use our site for any commercial or business purposes, and we have no liability to you for any loss of profit, loss of business, business interruption, or loss of business opportunity.

We will not be liable for any loss or damage caused by virus, distributed denial-of-service attack, or other technologically harmful material that may infect your computer equipment, computer programs, data or other proprietary material due to your use of our site or to your downloading of any content on it, or on any website linked to it.

We assume no responsibility for the content of websites linked on our site. Such links should not be interpreted as an endorsement by us of those linked websites and organisations. We will not be liable for any loss or damage that may arise from your use of them.

Although our website uses modern encryption security software where on-line payment details are accepted, the security of the information and payments transmitted via the internet cannot be guaranteed. Any loss incurred or sustained by you when transmitting information by means of email or other internet links shall be accepted solely and exclusively by you and in no event shall any such loss in whole or in part be borne by us or our affiliates.

You accept that we have an interest in limiting the personal liability of our officers and employees and, having regard to that interest, you acknowledge that we are a limited liability entity; you agree that you will not bring any claim personally against our officers or employees in respect of any losses you suffer in connection with the website or these terms and conditions (this will not, of course, limit or exclude the liability of the limited liability entity itself for the acts and omissions of our officers and employees).

Breaches of our Terms and Conditions

Any breach of these Terms and Conditions, or reasonable suspicion of a breach of these Terms and Conditions may result in:

a. the delivery of one or more formal warnings;
b. temporary suspension of your access to our website;
c. permanent suspension of your access to our website;
d. a block to all devices using your IP address to access our website;
e. the commencement of legal action against you; and
f. the suspension or deletion of your account and content on our website.

If we choose to suspend, prohibit or block your access to our website or a part of our website, you must not take any action to circumvent such suspension or prohibition or blocking.

Website security

We take all reasonable and necessary steps to protect the security of our website; however, we do not guarantee that our website will be secure or free from bugs, malware or viruses.

You must not misuse our site by knowingly introducing viruses, Trojans, worms, logic bombs or other material which is malicious or technologically harmful.

You are responsible for configuring your devices, computer programmes and platform in order to access our site. We recommend that you use your own virus protection software.

You must not attempt to gain unauthorised access to our site, the server on which our site is stored or any server, computer or database connected to our site. You must not attack our site via a denial-of-service attack or a distributed denial-of-service attack. By breaching this provision, you would commit a criminal offence under the Computer Misuse Act 1990. We will report any such breaches to the relevant law enforcement authorities and we will co-operate with those authorities by disclosing your identity to them. In the event of such a breach, your right to use our site will cease immediately.

Links to and from our website

We allow for links to our home page and other internal pages, provided this is done in a way that is fair and legal and does not damage our reputation or take advantage of it.

You must not establish a link in such a way as to suggest any form of association, approval or endorsement on our part where none exists.

You must not establish a link to our website in any website that is not owned or administered by you.
Our website must not be framed on any other site.

We reserve the right to withdraw linking permission at our discretion and without notice.

The website in which you are linking must comply in all respects with the content standards set out in these Terms and Conditions.

If you wish to make any use of content on our site other than that set out above, please contact us on [email protected].

Where our website contains links and resources provided by third parties, these links are provided for information only. We have no control over the contents of those sites or resources.


If any provision in these Terms and Conditions is found by any court or other competent authority to be unlawful and/or unenforceable, the other provisions will continue in effect.

If any unlawful and/or unenforceable provision of these terms and conditions would be lawful or enforceable if part of it were deleted, that part will be deemed to be deleted, and the rest of the provision will continue in effect.

Applicable Law

These Terms and Conditions are governed by English law. You and we agree that the courts of England have exclusive jurisdiction.


The Freedom Community Alliance and Freedom Butterfly logo are UK registered trademarks of the Freedom Community Alliance Charity and Limited Company by Guarantee.

Contact details

To contact us in regard to these Terms and Conditions or any other related query, please email [email protected]

Thank you for taking the time to read and agree to these Terms and Conditions. We trust you will enjoy visiting and browsing our website.