Terms and conditions

© Engineers Without Borders UK 2015. All rights reserved.


“Engineers Without Borders UK”, “we” or “our” means Engineers Without Borders UK, a charity registered in England and Wales (1101849) and Scotland (SC043537). Registered as a company limited by guarantee in England & Wales (04856607). Registered address: The Foundry, 17 Oval Way, London, SE11 5RR, United Kingdom.

“Website” means www.ewb-uk.org, or any other website controlled or owned by Engineers Without Borders UK which links to these terms and conditions.

“Material” means all of the information, data, text, graphics, links or computer code published, contained or available on the Website.

“User”, “you” or “your” means the individual or entity accessing any part of the Website, making a donation, ordering any goods, registering for any events and/or signing up for membership via the Website.

“User Content” means content submitted or uploaded by Users, including text, images, photographs, videoclips, logos, marks and any other information and materials.

Applicable terms and conditions

The Website is owned by Engineers Without Borders UK and any use made of the Website (including registrations and donations and orders for goods made via the Website) is subject to these terms and conditions. Engineers Without Borders UK may, from time to time, modify or revise these terms and conditions by updating the text of this page.

Use of the Website

Anyone may access and view any non-password protected parts of the Website and may use the Material contained therein for their own purposes, provided:

  • it is used for information purposes only, is reproduced for personal use only and is not reproduced for commercial gain or on any other website;
  • our status as the author of the Material is always acknowledged;
  • no links are created to the Website unless Engineers Without Borders UK has approved of such links prior to their creation;
  • no part of the Website is copied, stored, or transmitted in any way to any third party without the prior written permission of Engineers Without Borders UK.

Engineers Without Borders UK, or its content suppliers, owns the copyright in the Material. Unauthorised use of the Material, including but not limited to its reproduction, storage, modification, distribution or republication, without the prior written consent of Engineers Without Borders UK or, where applicable, the respective copyright owner(s), is prohibited.

‘Engineers Without Borders UK’, ‘Engineers Without Borders’, ‘EWB’, ‘EWB-UK’ and our logo are UK registered trade marks of Engineers Without Borders UK. You are not permitted to us any of our trade marks without our prior written approval, unless they are part of the Material you are using as permitted in accordance with clause 3 above.

All works in the nature of databases attract database rights.


Our Website is intended to provide general information only. Our Website should not be used as a substitute for specific advice relating to a specific situation. Users should seek appropriate advice before taking or refraining from any action based on the Material on our Website. So far as permissible by law, Engineers Without Borders UK does not accept any liability to any person relating to the use of any such Material.

Whilst Engineers Without Borders UK has taken every reasonable precaution in compiling the Website, neither we nor any contributors to the Website can be held responsible for any action or inaction taken by any person or entity wherever they are based, as a result, direct or otherwise, of Material on or accessed via the Website.


The Website is intended only for use by UK residents in relation to their activities within the UK. It may be dangerous to apply any of the Material on the Website to activities outside the UK.

Engineers Without Borders UK does not represent or warrant that the Material on the Website is accurate, complete or correct. Engineers Without Borders UK has no liability whatsoever in respect of any use made of such Material except in the case of personal injury or death caused by the negligence of Engineers Without Borders UK.

The Material on the Website has not been written to meet individual requirements; it is your sole responsibility to satisfy yourself prior to using the Material in any way. Before making any decisions based on the Material on the Website, you should refer to independent sources of information to substantiate the basis for your decision.

Warranty and indemnity

The User warrants to Engineers Without Borders UK that it will not use the Website, the Material or any part thereof in any manner that is in contravention of any applicable law or regulation or that will infringe the copyright, trademarks, or other intellectual property rights of third parties or that will violate the privacy, publicity or other personal rights of others in any defamatory, obscene, threatening, abusive or hateful manner. The User shall indemnify and hold harmless Engineers Without Borders UK, its employees and agents, against all claims, liability, losses, damages and expenses including, without limitation, legal fees and costs arising out of or incurred as a result of any claims made, or litigation brought, against Engineers Without Borders UK, its employees and agents, as a result of the use by the User of the Website, the Material or any part thereof in any manner, to the fullest extent permitted by law.

Limitation of liability

Engineers Without Borders UK hereby disclaims all warranties and conditions concerning the Material and any goods or services supplied in relation to the Website, whether express or implied or statutory (including all implied warranties and conditions of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose). In no event shall Engineers Without Borders UK be liable for any indirect, punitive, special, incidental or consequential damages whatsoever even if Engineers Without Borders UK has been advised of the possibility of damages including, without limitation, damages for loss of use, data or profits arising out of or in any way connected with the use or performance of the Website, interruptions or delays to the Website, the provision of or failure to provide services, or any Material, goods and services obtained through the Website or otherwise arising out of the use of the Website, whether based on contract, tort or otherwise to the fullest extent permitted by law.

Third party websites

The Website contains links to third party websites that are not operated by Engineers Without Borders UK. Such links are provided for the User’s convenience only. Engineers Without Borders UK does not control such websites, and is not responsible for their content. By including links to third party websites, Engineers Without Borders UK is not endorsing any of the material on such websites or any association with their operators. The User is solely responsible for assessing the accuracy and completeness of any information contained on third party websites, and the value and integrity of any goods and services offered by such websites.

Restricted access

Certain areas of the Website are only accessible if you register with us.

By registering, you agree to keep your username and password confidential and not to disclose or share them with anyone.

As a registered User, you may post or upload User Content to the Website as long as you comply with these terms and conditions.

You grant us a perpetual, royalty-free, non-exclusive license to use User Content on the Website. This includes, without limitation, the right to sub-license to third parties via any media (whether existing now or in the future). You grant us all necessary rights, licenses and consents to allow us to use User Content in accordance with these terms and conditions and agree not to assert any moral or similar rights you may have in the User Content. You agree that you are responsible for obtaining all necessary releases, consents and/or licenses prior to uploading User Content on our Website.

You agree that User Content must be accurate where it states facts and genuinely held where it states opinion. You agree that User Content must not:

  • infringe any intellectual property rights, rights of privacy, confidentiality and publicity, or any other rights of any other person or entity
  • contain any material that is, or could be considered to be, defamatory, obscene or offensive or be likely to harass, upset, embarrass or annoy any person
  • contain any material which constitutes or encourages conduct that could be considered criminal, give rise to civil liability, or otherwise be contrary to the law
  • contain any material that is likely to deceive a third party
  • contain information about anyone under the age of 16, unless you are their parent or legal guardian or have obtained consent from their parent or legal guardian
  • give the impression that it emanates from Engineers Without Borders UK where it does not
  • contain viruses, malicious code or other harmful programmes or materials
  • violate any applicable laws, statutes, ordinances, regulations or rules

You guarantee that you are the person depicted in any image or video you upload to the Website and that if you upload any image or video of a third person, you have obtained their consent to do so.

We reserve the right to reject, block, suspend or remove User Content at any time at our sole discretion. We do not guarantee that User Content will be displayed on our Website. Any content published is at our discretion.

Posting personal information on our Website means that such information is publicly accessible. We strongly recommend that you do not disclose personal information that could be used to identify you (e.g. your name, date of birth, address etc). For further information on how we collect and use personal information, please see our privacy policy.

You agree to indemnify us in full from and against all third party claims, liabilities, losses and expenses (including reasonable legal fees) incurred or suffered arising out of or related to User Content and/or any breach by you of any of the terms of this clause 10.

Privacy and data protection

Engineers Without Borders UK is committed to protecting your personal data. Read our privacy policy.


Engineers Without Borders UK uses cookies to enhance the online experience of Users. For further information, see our privacy policy.


Whilst Engineers Without Borders UK makes all reasonable attempts to exclude viruses from the Website, we do not guarantee that our Website is secure or free from bugs or viruses and we accept no liability for damage caused through the downloading of viruses. It is recommended that Users take all appropriate safeguards before downloading Material from the Website.

Users must not misuse our Website by knowingly introducing viruses or other material that is malicious or technologically harmful.

Online transactions

Engineers Without Borders UK reserves the right to vary event registration fees and the prices of goods without notice. All event registrations and orders for goods are subject to availability and Engineers Without Borders UK reserves the right to refuse to accept any registration and to refuse to supply any goods to any individual.


Engineers Without Borders UK uses Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) protocol in order to provide a secure connection between the Website and the User. This is in keeping with industry standard levels of encryption and evidenced by the SSL certificate held for the Website domain.

Although the Website uses encryption security software where online payment details are accepted, we cannot guarantee the security of information and payments transmitted via the internet. Any loss incurred or sustained by any User who transmits information via e-mail or other internet links shall be borne solely and exclusively by such User. In no event shall any such loss in whole or part be borne by Engineers Without Borders UK.

Force majeure

Engineers Without Borders UK shall not be held to be in breach of its obligations hereunder nor liable to the User for any loss or damage which may be suffered by another party due to any cause beyond its reasonable control including without limitation any act of God, fire, storm, flood, lightening, disease, strike, trade dispute, act of terrorism, any act or omission of government or regulatory bodies or communications operators.


If any provisions of these terms and conditions are held to be invalid or unenforceable, the validity or enforceability of the remaining provisions shall not be affected.

These terms and conditions constitute the entire agreement between Engineers Without Borders UK and the User and supersede all other (prior or contemporaneous) communications and proposals, whether electronic or written, between the User and Engineers Without Borders UK.

Any failure of Engineers Without Borders UK to exercise or enforce any of its rights under these terms and conditions shall not be deemed to be a waiver of any such rights or operate so as to bar the subsequent exercise or enforcement of any such rights.


These terms and conditions and the use by the User of the Website shall be governed by the laws of England and Wales and the parties hereto submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English courts in all disputes arising out of or relating to the Website and/or any transactions made on the Website, or these terms and conditions.


This page was last updated on 31st July 2019.