Terms, conditions and policies
Other websites associated with the Royal Society not listed are subject to their own specific terms and conditions (which you should review separately)
- https://royalsocietypublishing.org, including the following subdomains:
The terms and conditions of sale for event registration are available separately here.
Information about us
https://royalsociety.org is a site operated by The Royal Society of London for Improving Natural Knowledge, known simply as the Royal Society (we). The Royal Society is a learned society for science. Founded in November 1660, it was granted a Royal Charter by King Charles II as the "Royal Society of London". The Society is governed by its Council, which is chaired by the Society's President, according to a set of Statutes and Standing Orders The Royal Society is based at 6–9 Carlton House Terrace, London SW1Y 5AG.
The Royal Society is a registered charity with registration number 207043. It is regulated by the Charity Commission.
Accessing our site
We reserve the right to withdraw or amend any service we provide on our sites without notice (see below).
You are responsible for making arrangements necessary for you to have access to our site. You are also responsible for ensuring that all persons who access our site through your internet connection are aware of these terms, and that they comply with them.
Intellectual property rights
We are the owner or the licensee of all rights in relation to our sites, and the material published on it, including without limitation, any written text, illustrations, photographs, graphics, data, videos or other audio or visual material ('Content') which is protected by copyright and other intellectual property laws.
Subject to any other licensing terms expressly referred to on our sites, you can use Content or other material from our sites for your own private use or for other non-commercial purposes but must not reproduce, modify, publish, distribute, communicate or reutilise such Content (or any part of it) in connection with any commercial purpose without first obtaining our prior written consent. Our status (and that of any identified contributors) as the authors of Content on our site must always be acknowledged, unless stated otherwise.
All text published under the heading 'Biography' on Fellow profile pages is available under Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.
Reliance on information posted
Commentary and other materials posted on our site are not intended to amount to advice and may be inaccurate or out of date. We therefore disclaim all liability and responsibility arising from any reliance placed by you or any other party on any Content or information appearing on our sites.
Our site changes regularly
We aim to update our site regularly, and may change the Content at any time. If the need arises, we may suspend access to our site, or close it indefinitely without liability.
To the fullest extent legally permitted the Content displayed on our site is provided without any representations, guarantees, warranties, terms or conditions as to its accuracy, quality or fitness for a particular purpose. We, other affiliated entities of ours and third parties connected to us hereby expressly exclude:
- All representations, guarantees, warranties, terms or conditions which might otherwise be implied whether by statute, common law or equity; and
- Any liability for any direct, indirect or consequential loss or damage incurred by any user in connection with our sites or in connection with user's inability to use any of our sites, or results of use of our sites, as well as any websites linked to our sites or any Content posted on them (whether such liability arises under tort (including negligence), breach of contract or otherwise, and is foreseeable or not).
This does not affect our liability for death or personal injury arising from our negligence, nor our liability for our fraud, nor any other liability which cannot be excluded or limited under applicable law. Nothing in these terms affects your statutory rights as a consumer, where applicable.
Information about you and your visits to our site
We process personal data about you or your visit to our site in accordance with . By using our site, you consent to such processing and you warrant that such personal data provided by you is materially accurate.
Additional Terms and Conditions of Supply
Contracts for the supply of goods or services formed through our site or as a result of visits made by you may be governed by additional terms and conditions of supply, that are available when you make a purchase.
Uploading material to our site
Whenever you make use of a feature that allows you to upload comments or post other material to our sites, or to make contact with other users of our sites, you must comply with the content standards and other requirements set out in our acceptable use policy. You warrant you will comply with those standards and requirements and will be liable for any losses or damages that we suffer if any claim is made against us (as well as any legal expenses we have to pay) as a result of you breaching that warranty.
We will not be responsible, or liable to any third party, for the content or accuracy of any materials posted by you or any other user of our site.
We have the right to remove any material or posting you make on our site if, in our opinion, such material does not comply with the standards set out in our acceptable use policy.
Viruses, hacking and other offences
You must not misuse our site by knowingly introducing viruses, trojans, worms, logic bombs or other material which is malicious or technologically harmful. 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 nor participate in an attack on our site.
By breaching this provision, you may commit a criminal offence and we may report any such breach to the police or law enforcement authorities and co-operate with those authorities by disclosing your identity to them.
You should take reasonable safety precautions to protect your own computer or device you use to access our sites against viruses and other external threats and we will not be liable for any loss or damage caused to your computer or device or for a loss of data due to reasons beyond our reasonable control.
Linking to our site
You may link to our site, provided you do so in a way that is fair and legal and does not damage our reputation or take advantage of it, but you must not establish a link in such a way as to suggest any form of association with us or that any approval or endorsement has been given by us where none exists.
Our site must not be framed on any other site without our prior written permission.
We reserve the right to withdraw the above linking or framing permission at any time. The website from which you are linking must comply in all respects with the content standards set out in our acceptable use policy.
If you wish to make any use of the Royal Society name (or that of any affiliate) or any Content on our site other than that set out above, please contact us for our prior permission.
Links from our site
Where our sites contain links to other sites and resources provided by third parties, these links are provided for your information only. We have no control over the contents of those sites or resources, and accept no responsibility for them or for any loss or damage that may arise from your use of them.
Jurisdiction and applicable law
THE ROYAL SOCIETY is a trade mark of The Royal Society and cannot be used for any commercial purpose without our prior written permission.
If you have any concerns about material which appears on our site, please contact us – see royalsociety.org/contact-us.
Thank you for visiting our site.