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These terms and conditions together with our privacy policy govern your use of our website (“Site”).

Please read these Terms and Conditions carefully and ensure that you understand them. Your agreement to comply with and be bound by these Terms and Conditions is deemed to occur upon your first use of the Site. If you disagree with any part of these terms and conditions, do not use the Site.


The term “we”, “us”, “our” or “Foundation” refers to The Maidsafe Foundation, the owner of the Site. The Foundation is a charitable trust registered in Scotland (No. SC042032), having its principal office at 62 Barassie Street, Troon, Ayrshire KA10 6LY.

The term “your” and “you” refers to the user or viewer of the Site.


  • Access to the Site is free of charge.
  • It is your responsibility to make all arrangements necessary to access the Site.
  • Access to the Site is provided on an “as is” and “as available” basis. We may alter, suspend or discontinue the Site (or any part of it) at any time and without notice. We will not be liable to you in any way if the Site (or any part of it) is unavailable at any time or for any period.


All content included on the Site and the copyright and other intellectual property rights subsisting in that content, unless specifically labelled otherwise, belongs to or has been licensed by us. All content is protected by applicable United Kingdom and international intellectual property laws and treaties. All rights are reserved.

You are permitted to reproduce such material free of charge (excluding photos and the Foundation logo) in any format or medium for research or private study, subject to the material being reproduced accurately and not being used in a derogatory manner or in a misleading context. The material must not be systematically reproduced and sold for commercial gain. If the material is being published or issued to others, the source and copyright status must be acknowledged.

The permission to reproduce Foundation protected material does not extend to any material on this site which is identified as being the copyright of a third party. Authorisation to reproduce any third-party material must be obtained from the copyright holders concerned.


The Foundation logo must not be used without our express permission. Where we have granted permission, the Foundation logo must not be used in a derogatory or misleading manner or such a way that it could be taken as a form of endorsement or approval.


  • Your use of the Site is at your own exclusive risk.
  • Views and opinions of non-Foundation groups or individuals that appear on the Site do not necessarily reflect the views of the Foundation.
  • The Foundation does not endorse or recommend any commercial products, processes or services linked from or provided within the Site.
  • The Site and the information, names, images, pictures, logos and icons contained therein are provided on an “as is” and “as available” basis without any representation or endorsement made and without warranty of any kind.
  • In no event will the Foundation or any of its partners accept liability for any damages, including, without limitation, indirect or consequential damages, or loss of profits, or any damages whatsoever arising out of or in connection with the use or loss of use of the Site.
  • The Foundation does not warrant that the service continuity of the Site will be uninterrupted or error-free, or that the Site or the server that makes it available are free of viruses, bugs or defects.
  • Please note that some jurisdictions may not allow exclusions of implied warranties, so some of these exclusions may not apply to you. Please check your local laws.
  • We reserve the right to restrict, suspend or terminate without notice your access to the Site or any feature or part thereof at any time.


Every effort has been made to ensure that the information provided on the Site is accurate, but accuracy cannot be guaranteed, and the information provided does not constitute legal or other professional advice. In no event will we be liable for any loss or damage including, without limitation, indirect or consequential loss or damage, or any loss or damage whatsoever arising from use or loss of use of, data or profits arising out of or in connection with the use of the Site. Information provided on the Site is designed to provide general information only.

There is no guarantee that links to external sites from the Site lead to the most up-to-date information on that site.


We exercise all reasonable skill and care to ensure that the Site is secure and free from viruses and other malware.

You are responsible for protecting your hardware, software, data and other material from viruses, malware, and other internet security risks. You must not deliberately introduce viruses or other malware, or any other material which is malicious or technologically harmful either to or via the Site.

You must not attempt to gain unauthorised access to any part of the Site, the server on which the Site is stored, or any other server, computer, or database connected to the Site

You must not attack the Site by means of a denial of service attack, a distributed denial of service attack, or by any other means. By breaching the provisions above you may be committing a criminal offence under the Computer Misuse Act 1990. All such breaches will be reported to the relevant law enforcement authorities and we will cooperate fully with those authorities by disclosing your identity to them. Your right to use the Site will cease immediately in the event of such a breach.


We encourage organisations to link to our website (we do not require organisations to request permission to do so). However, we do request the following conditions are met:

  • Links are not traded (if you offer a link to the Site, we will not necessarily offer to create a link to your site in return)
  • Do not use the link in a defamatory context
  • You must not copy the Foundation logo or use it to create a link
  • Pages on the Site are subject to change without notice, so we advise you to link to a section heading, rather than deep-linking to content


  • Links are provided for information and convenience only
  • A link does not imply an endorsement of a site and not linking to a site does not imply lack of endorsement of that site
  • The Foundation cannot be held responsible for the contents of any pages referenced by an external link
  • We reserve the right to withdraw a link or refuse to link to any website without providing an explanation or justification


Use of the Site is also governed by our privacy policy, which is accessible from the Site.


We may alter the Terms and Conditions at any time by posting changes online. Any such changes will become binding on you upon your first use of the Site after the changes have been implemented. You are therefore advised to check this page from time to time.

In the event of any conflict between the current version of these Terms and Conditions and any previous version(s), the current version shall prevail unless it is expressly stated otherwise.


If you have any queries about the Site or its contents, please contact: info@maidsafe.foundation

This Policy explains when and why we collect personal information about people who visit our website, how we use it, the conditions under which we may disclose it to others and how we keep it secure.

We may change this Policy from time to time so please check this page occasionally to ensure that you’re happy with any changes. By using our website, you’re agreeing to be bound by this Policy.


The Maidsafe Foundation (“the Foundation”) is dedicated to the creation of opportunity through innovation and education. We are a charitable trust registered in Scotland (No. SC042032), having our principal office at 62 Barassie Street, Troon, Ayrshire KA10 6LY.


We obtain information about you when you use our website, for example, when you contact us about our products and services or regarding donations.


The personal information we collect might include your name, address, phone number, email address, IP address, and your browser type and language, access time, and referring website addresses. We may also collect information about the pages you view within our site and other actions you take while visiting us.


We may use your personal information to:

  • Answer your request for a product or service, a call back, or specific materials.
  • Carry out our obligations arising from any contracts entered by you and us.
  • Seek your views or comments on our products or services or ask you to help us with our charitable purposes.
  • Notify you of changes to our services.
  • Provide you with information, products or services that you request from us or which we feel may interest you, where you have consented to be contacted for such purposes.
  • Fulfil your request to “Email This Page” to a friend or colleague. We will use their name and e-mail address, to send them a one-time e-mail sharing the page you indicated but will not use the information for any other purposes.
  • Ensure that content from our site is presented in the most effective manner for you and for your computer.
  • Do business with us if you are a supplier or a customer.

We review our retention periods for personal information on a regular basis and only hold your personal information on our systems, so that we can provide you with a service or to help us comply with our legal obligations, resolve disputes, and enforce our agreements. If you do not wish us to hold your information, contact us at info@maidsafe.foundation.


We will not sell or rent your information to third parties nor will we share your information with third parties for marketing purposes.

We may pass your information to third-party service providers where necessary to provide the service you have requested. However, when we use third party service providers, we disclose only the personal information that is necessary to deliver the service and we have a contract in place that requires them to keep your information secure and not to use it for their own direct marketing purposes. We will not release your information to third parties beyond the Foundation for them to use for their own direct marketing purposes, unless you have requested us to do so, or we are required to do so by law.


You have a choice about whether you wish to receive information from us. We will not contact you for marketing purposes by email, phone, text message or post unless you have given your prior consent.

You may at any time choose not to receive email notifications and/or marketing materials from us by following the unsubscribe instructions included in each e-mail or newsletter you may receive, or by indicating so when we call you, or by contacting us directly.


The accuracy of your information is important to us. If your email address, or any of the other information we hold changes, is inaccurate or out of date, please write to or email us as soon as possible at the address at the end of this notice.

You have the right to ask for a copy of the personal information the Foundation holds about you.

If you’re not happy about how we have handled your personal information, you can contact us to have the matter investigated at info@maidsafe.foundation.

If you are not satisfied with our response or believe we are processing your personal data not in accordance with the law, you can complain to the Information Commissioner’s Office https://ico.org.uk.


When you give us personal information, we take steps to ensure that it’s treated securely. Personal data such as your email address etc. are transmitted normally over the Internet, and this can never be guaranteed to be 100% secure. As a result, while we strive to protect your personal information, we cannot guarantee the security of any information you transmit to us, and you do so at your own risk. Once we receive your information, we use all reasonable endeavours to ensure its security on our systems. Where we have given (or where you have chosen) a password which enables you to access certain parts of our website, you are responsible for keeping this password confidential. We ask you not to share your password with anyone.


The Foundation makes no attempt to identify individual users. You should be aware, however, that access to web pages will generally create log file entries in the systems of your Internet Service Provider (ISP) or network services provider. These entities may identify the client computer equipment used to access a page. Such monitoring would be done by the provider of network services and is outwith the responsibility or control of the Foundation.

Use of ‘cookies’

Like many other websites, the Foundation website may use cookies. ‘Cookies’ are small pieces of information sent by an organisation to your computer and stored on your hard drive to allow that website to recognise you when you visit. They collect statistical data about your browsing actions and patterns and do not identify you as an individual. This helps the website provider to improve its website and deliver a more personalised service to you.


Log files may be maintained and analyse requests for files on the Foundation web servers. Aggregated analyses of these log files may be used to monitor website usage. These analyses may be used to allow us to monitor and evaluate the effectiveness of our website. Log files do not contain any personal information. All log file information collected by the Foundation is kept secure and is not provided to anyone.


Our website may contain links to other websites run by other organisations. To allow you to interact with other websites on which you may have accounts (such as Twitter and other social media sites) or join communities on such sites, we may provide links or embed third-party applications that allow you to login, post content or join communities from our website.

This privacy policy applies only to our website‚ so we encourage you to read the privacy statements on the other websites you visit. We cannot be responsible for the privacy policies and practices of other sites even if you access them using links from our website.

In addition, if you linked to our website from a third-party site, we cannot be responsible for the privacy policies and practices of the owners and operators of that third-party site and recommend that you check the policy of that third-party site


As part of the services offered to you through this website, the information which you provide to us may be transferred to countries outside the European Union (“EU”). By way of example, this may happen if any of our servers are from time to time located in a country outside of the EU. These countries may not have similar data protection laws to the UK. By submitting your personal data, you’re agreeing to this transfer, storing or processing. If we transfer your information outside of the EU in this way, we will take steps to ensure that appropriate security measures are taken with the aim of ensuring that your privacy rights continue to be protected as outlined in this Policy.

If you use our services while you are outside the EU, your information may be transferred outside the EU to provide you with those services.


We keep this Policy under regular review. This Policy was last updated in July 2021.


Please, send any questions regarding this Policy or our privacy practices by email to: