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Terms and conditions relating to the use of our websites

When you use our websites, including and you acknowledge that you accept these terms and conditions relating to them.

A. Privacy of information

1. What personal information we collect

We may ask you to provide information that can be used to identify you (your "Personal Information") when you respond to certain inquiries or choose to use certain sections of our websites. This information may include, but is not limited to, your name, address, telephone number, e-mail address, and, where appropriate, credit card number. Also, when you visit our website, we or third-parties acting on our behalf will place a "cookie" (a text file containing a randomly assigned number on your computer) so that we have the ability to customise the look and feel of our website for you. You are always free to decline our cookies if your browser permits, although doing so may impede your use of certain of our websites’ features. Using embedded tracking technology, we or third-parties acting on our behalf will also collect a variety of other information regarding your usage of our website, including your IP address, your username, your session ID, the name of the browser you are using, information regarding web pages you view, and information regarding referring web pages, when you access our website.

2. How we use personal information

Much of the information that we provide through our website requires the use of your Personal Information. To be specific, we or third-parties acting on our behalf use your Personal Information in the following ways:

  1. To customize the look and feel of our website for you;
  2. To internally monitor our customers' usage of the various aspects of our website in order to enhance the products and services that we currently or will offer in the future;
  3. To send you material about topics on which you have requested more information; and
  4. To provide you with technical and other support.

While we or third-parties acting on our behalf use information about our users on an aggregated basis and will often share such data with unaffiliated third parties, this information, by its aggregate nature, contains none of your Personal Information. When we refer to an "unaffiliated" third party, we mean one that (i) is not controlled by us, (ii) does not control us, and (iii) is not controlled by the same party controlling us.

3. When we disclose your personal information

Except as explicitly stated in this privacy policy, we or third-parties acting on our behalf will not disclose to unaffiliated third parties any of your Personal Information without first obtaining your consent. We or third-parties acting on our behalf do and will continue to disclose your Personal Information to unaffiliated third parties in the following circumstances:

  1. If required by law, regulation, court order, or legal process;
  2. If we determine that doing so would be in the public interest (i.e., if we were to suspect that you were using our website in connection with the commission of a crime);
  3. In connection with a merger, transfer or reorganization of the charity;
  4. If you provide such information to us in connection with a promotion of goods or services offered by a third party, for purposes of such promotion, including, without limitation, sharing such information with that third party;
  5. To provide you with certain services on our website that are provided by such parties, as reasonably required to provide such services and;
  6. In the context of working with third-party contractors engaged by us in the provision of our website or related matters.

After we or third-parties acting on our behalf disclose your Personal Information to unaffiliated third parties in such instances, we can no longer control the use or further disclosure of your Personal Information. Consequently, we or third-parties acting on our behalf will not be responsible to you for such use or further disclosure.

4. Correcting your information

You can ensure that your account information is correct and current by reviewing and updating it at any time. You may do so as often as necessary by sending us an e-mail, and we will assist you in updating your information.

5. Security

We and third-parties acting on our behalf take precautions involving physical, electronic, and managerial controls to protect from loss, misuse, unauthorized access or disclosure, and alteration any of your Personal Information in our possession. We or third-parties acting on our behalf may employ industry-standard Secure Sockets Layer encryption when requesting certain financial Personal Information from you. We or third-parties acting on our behalf do not, however, use such encryption during your day-to-day use of our website. You should note that the confidentiality of any information transmitted over the Internet cannot be guaranteed.

6. Links to other sites

You should be aware that this privacy policy applies only to our websites. Importantly, it does not apply to any other web or other sites to which a link may be provided as part of our websites. We cannot control and are not responsible for the actions of third parties operating such sites. You should not take the existence of an affiliation with, or a link from, our website to any such other site to mean that it has a privacy policy similar to this one. You should review the privacy policy of any such site.

7. Privacy of children under the age of thirteen years

Our website is not directed to or otherwise promoted for use by children under the age of thirteen (13). We or third-parties acting on our behalf do not knowingly collect or use any personal information of anyone under that age.

8. Changes to this policy

We need to be able to make revisions to this privacy policy. We reserve the right to change this privacy policy at any time. You should check this location for any updates and other changes.

B. Legal Disclaimers and other Terms and Conditions

We have taken every effort to design our websites to be useful, informative, helpful and honest. Hopefully we have accomplished that. We would ask that you let us know if you'd like to see improvements or changes that would make it even easier for you to find the information you need and want.

All we ask is that you agree to abide by the following Terms and Conditions. Take a few minutes to look them over because by using our sites you automatically agree to them. Naturally, if you don't agree, please do not use the sites. We reserve the right to make any modifications that we deem necessary at any time. Please continue to check these terms to see what those changes may be.

1. Restrictions on Use of Our Online Materials

All materials contained in our websites ("Online Material") are the copyrighted property of the Centre for Intelligent Design. All trademarks, service marks, and trade names are proprietary to CID. No Online Material from our Web sites may be copied, reproduced, republished, uploaded, posted, transmitted, or distributed in any way, except that you may download one copy of the materials on any single computer for your personal, non-commercial home use only, provided that you 1) retain all copyright, trademark and proprietary notices, 2) you make no modifications to the materials, 3) you do not use the materials in a manner that suggests an association with any of our products, services, events or brands, and 4) you do not download quantities of materials to a database, server, or personal computer for reuse for commercial purposes. You may not, however, copy, reproduce, republish, upload, post, transmit or distribute our Online Material in any way or for any other purpose unless you get our written permission first. Neither may you add, delete, distort or misrepresent any content on the Centre for Intelligent Design sites. Any attempts to modify any Online Material, or to defeat or circumvent our security features is prohibited.

Everything you download, any software, plus all files, all images incorporated in or generated by the software, and all data accompanying it, is considered licensed to you by the trustees of CID or third-party licensors for your personal, non-commercial home use only. We do not transfer title of the software or any documents created from our software to you. That means that we retain full and complete title to the software and to all of the associated intellectual-property rights associated with documents created from our software . You are not allowed to redistribute or sell the material or to reverse-engineer, disassemble or otherwise convert it to any other form that people can use.

2. Submitting Your Online Material to Us

All remarks, suggestions, ideas, graphics, comments, or other information that you send to us through our sites (other than information we promise to protect under our Privacy Policy), becomes and remains our property, even if this agreement is later terminated. That means that we do not have to treat any such submission as confidential. You cannot sue us for using ideas you submit. If we use them, or anything like them, we do not have to pay you or anyone else for them. We will have the exclusive ownership of all present and future rights to submissions of any kind. We can use them for any purpose we deem appropriate to our mission, without compensating you or anyone else for them. You acknowledge that you are responsible for any submission you make. This means that you (and not we) have full responsibility for the message, including its legality, reliability, appropriateness, originality, and copyright.

3. Limitation of Liability

The Trustees of the Centre for Intelligent Design will not be liable for any damages or injury that accompany or result from your use of any of their sites.  These include (but are not limited to) damages or injury caused by any:

  • use of (or inability to use) the sites
  • use of (or inability to use) any site to which you hyperlink from our sites
  • failure of our sites to perform in the manner you expected or desired
  • error on our sites
  • omission on our sites
  • interruption of availability of our sites
  • defect on our sites
  • delay in operation or transmission of our sites
  • computer virus or line failure.
Please note that we are not liable for any damages including:
  • damages intended to compensate someone directly for a loss or injury
  • damages reasonably expected to result from a loss or injury (known in legal terms as "consequential damages")
  • other miscellaneous damages and expenses resulting directly from a loss or injury (known in legal terms as "incidental damages").
We are not liable even if we have been negligent or if our authorised representative has been advised of the possibility of such damages or both.

Exception:  Where laws do not allow us to limit or exclude liability to the extent provided for above, these terms and conditions shall apply to you to the greatest extent provided by law.

Our liability to you for all losses, damages, injuries and claims of any kind (whether the damages are claimed under the terms of a contract, or claimed to be caused by negligence or other wrongful conduct, or are claimed under any other legal theory will not be greater that the amount you paid to access our sites.

4. Links to Other Sites

We sometimes provide referrals to and links to other World Wide Web sites from our sites. Such a link should not be seen as an endorsement, approval or agreement with any information or resources offered at sites you can access through our sites. If in doubt, always check the Uniform Resource Locator (URL) address provided in your WWW browser to see if you are still in a CID-operated site or have moved to another site. The trustees of CID are not responsible for the content or practices of third party sites that may be linked to our sites. When the trustees of CID provide links or references to other websites, no inference or assumption should be made and no representation should be inferred that CID is connected with, operates or controls these websites. Any approved link must not represent in any way, either explicitly or by implication, that you have received the endorsement, sponsorship or support of any CID site or endorsement, sponsorship or support of the activities of CID, including its respective employees, agents or directors.

5. Monitoring Online Postings

The trustees of CID shall have the right to monitor and review the content of any discussions, chats, forums, postings, transmissions and bulletin boards, although they is not under legal obligation to do so. As a charitable organization we are committed to operating within and to uphold an ethical approach to all we do and publish on our web sites. We expect visitors to our sites, and anyone using our communication tools to adhere to a sense of decency and decorum that we deem appropriate. We are the sole authority on questions of appropriateness. Naturally, CID assumes no responsibility or liability arising from the content of an online posting. However, we do specifically prohibit you or any visitor from posting or transmitting any unlawful, threatening, libellous, obscene, scandalous, inflammatory, pornographic or profane material or any material that could constitute or encourage what could be considered a criminal offence, give rise to civil liability or otherwise violate any law. CID will fully cooperate with authorities or court orders requesting details of criminal postings. CID shall have the right in its sole discretion to edit, refuse to post or remove any material submitted to or posted on any CID website. The trustees of CID shall have the right to remove any material that they determine to be in violation of these provisions or otherwise objectionable. In addition, children aged thirteen and under are not authorised to post messages or participate in Forums on any CID website unless the site has been specifically designed for them and all appropriate parental notification and approval devices have been complied with fully as set out in our Privacy Policy.

6. Termination of This Agreement

This agreement is effective until terminated by either party. You may terminate this agreement at any time, by destroying all materials obtained from all CID websites, along with all related documentation and all copies and installations. The trustees of CID may terminate this agreement at any time and without notice to you, if, in its sole judgment, you breach any term or condition of this agreement. Upon termination, you must destroy all materials in your possession. In addition, by providing material on our websites, we do not in any way promise that the materials will remain available to you. The trustees of CID are entitled to terminate all or any part of any of their websites without notice to you.

7. Jurisdiction and Other Points to Consider

Unless otherwise specified, the Online Materials on our sites are presented to provide information about the resources of CID. The activity of CID is organised under a charitable trust governed by the laws of Guernsey, Channel Islands. If you use our sites from locations outside of Guernsey, you are responsible for compliance with any applicable local laws. These Terms of Use, and the agreement they create, shall be governed by and interpreted according to the laws of the Island of Guernsey (without applying the island's conflict-of-law principles.) If any provision of this agreement is unlawful, void or unenforceable, it will not affect the validity and enforceability of any remaining provisions. The trustees of CID may modify these Terms of Use, and the agreement they create, at any time, simply by updating this posting and without notice to you. This is the ENTIRE agreement regarding all the matters that have been discussed. Any alleged agreement, whether oral or in writing, to modify the application of these terms and conditions is of no legal effect whatever.