T&Cs

WHO WE ARE AND HOW TO CONTACT US
beam.org is a website (called the "Website") operated by Beam ("We"). To contact us, please email [email protected]
BY USING OUR WEBSITE YOU ACCEPT THESE TERMS

By using our Website, you confirm that you accept these terms of use and that you agree to comply with them. If you do not agree to these terms, you must not use our Website.

We recommend that you print a copy of these terms for future reference.

THESE ARE OTHER TERMS THAT MAY APPLY TO YOU

These terms of use refer to the following additional terms, which also apply to your use of our Website:

Our Privacy Policy, which sets out the terms on which we process any personal data we collect from you, or that you provide to us. By using our Website you consent to such processing and acknowledge that we will process your personal data in accordance with this policy and you warrant that all data provided by you is accurate.

Our Acceptable Use Policy, which sets out the permitted uses and prohibited uses of our Website.

When using our Website, you must comply with this Acceptable Use Policy.

Our Cookie Policy, which sets out information about the cookies on our Website.

FUNDING CAMPAIGNS
A member's campaign is called a Funding Campaign. We may need to update aspects of it, for example, the target or Budget Items, during its period of funding if relevant information changes. We may also update the Funding Campaign if it is requested to do by the member or the organisation that referred them.
TYPES OF DONATIONS
Donations towards one member's Funding Campaign are known as Direct Donations. Donations made to multiple Funding Campaigns through one payment are known as Split Donations. Each Split Donation is split equally between all live campaigns at the time of that the donation is made. We call Direct Donations and Split Donations together, Donations.
WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT DONATIONS

For identification purposes, you must only make Donations on your own behalf through your Supporter Profile.

Direct Donations may be spent before a Funding Campaign is fully funded if Beam believes that is in the best interests of the member.

If a Direct Donation takes the Funding Campaign beyond its target, a portion of that Direct Donation may be applied as a Split Donation to help other members.

Donations are not refundable.

CONTINGENCY

Funding Campaigns include an additional default 10% to your donation to cover unforeseen costs, such as increases in the cost of training. This is known as the Contingency.

When we believes that unused Contingency will no longer be required for a particular member, it is moved into a shared contingency fund called the Contingency Fund which will be used at our discretion exclusively to support other members' campaigns.

CAMPAIGNS THAT DO NOT FUND

We may withdraw a Funding Campaign if the member wishes to end their campaign or if, following discussion with the member and the organisation that referred them, we believes that withdraw the Funding Campaign is in the best interests of the member.

If we, the member or the organisation that referred them withdraw the Funding Campaign which you supported, you will be notified and given the chance to choose the campaign that your Donation will be reallocated to. If you do not choose a new Funding Campaign within a reasonable timeframe, your Donation will be reallocated to the campaign that in our view needs it most in order to reach its funding target.

GIFT AID

Gift Aid will be available to supporters if they complete a valid Gift Aid declaration, but subject to approval by HMRC of their claim.

All Gift Aid that we collect is applied by us as Split Donations.

YOU MUST KEEP YOUR ACCOUNT DETAILS SAFE
If you choose, or you are provided with, access details as part of our security procedures, you must treat such information as confidential. You must not disclose it to any third party. We have the right to disable any access code or password, whether chosen by you or allocated by us, at any time, if in our reasonable opinion you have failed to comply with these terms of use or we suspect that the security of our Website has been compromised. If you know or suspect that anyone other than you knows your access code or password, you must promptly notify us at [email protected]
HOW YOU MAY USE MATERIAL ON OUR WEBSITE
We are the owner or the licensee of all intellectual property rights in our Website, and in the material published on it. Those works are protected by copyright laws and treaties around the world. All such rights are reserved. You may print off one copy, and may download extracts, of any page(s) from our Website for your personal use and you may draw the attention of others to content posted on our Website. Our status (and that of any identified contributors) as the authors of content on our Website must always be acknowledged. You must not modify the paper or digital copies of any materials you have printed off or downloaded in any way, and you must not use any illustrations, photographs, video or audio sequences or any graphics separately from any accompanying text. You must not use any part of the content on our Website for commercial purposes without obtaining a licence to do so from us or our licensors. If you print off, copy or download any part of our Website in breach of these terms of use, your right to use our Website will cease immediately and you must, at our option, return or destroy any copies of the materials you have made.
USER-GENERATED CONTENT
This website may include information and materials uploaded by other users of the Website, including comments on Funding Campaigns. The views expressed by other users on our Website do not however represent our views or values. If you wish to complain about information and materials uploaded by other users please contact us at [email protected]
OUR RESPONSIBILITY FOR LOSS OR DAMAGE SUFFERED BY YOU

Whether you are a consumer or a business user, we do not exclude or limit in any way our liability to you where it would be unlawful to do so. This includes liability for death or personal injury caused by our negligence or the negligence of our employees, agents or subcontractors and for fraud or fraudulent misrepresentation.

If you are a corporate supporter: We exclude all implied conditions, warranties, representations or other terms that may apply to our Website or any content on it. We will not be liable to you for any loss or damage, whether in contract, tort (including negligence), breach of statutory duty, or otherwise, even if foreseeable, arising under or in connection with:

In particular, we will not be liable for:

If you are a consumer user: You agree not to use our Website 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.

If defective digital content that we have supplied, damages a device or digital content belonging to you and this is caused by our failure to use reasonable care and skill, we will either repair the damage or pay you compensation. However, we will not be liable for damage that you could have avoided by following our advice to apply an update offered to you free of charge or for damage that was caused by you failing to correctly follow installation instructions or to have in place the minimum system requirements advised by us.
UPLOADING CONTENT TO OUR WEBSITE

Whenever you make use of a feature that allows you to upload content to our Website, or to make contact with other users of our Website, you must comply with the content standards set out in our Acceptable Use Policy.

You warrant that any such contribution does comply with those standards, and you will be liable to us and indemnify us for any breach of that warranty. This means you will be responsible for any loss or damage we suffer as a result of your breach of warranty.

Any content you upload to our Website will be considered non-confidential and non-proprietary. You retain all of your ownership rights in your content, but you are required to grant us a limited licence to use, store and copy that content and to distribute and make it available to third parties.

We also have the right to disclose your identity to any third party who is claiming that any content posted or uploaded by you to our Website constitutes a violation of their intellectual property rights, or of their right to privacy.

We have the right to remove any posting you make on our Website if, in our opinion, your post does not comply with the content standards set out in our Acceptable Use Policy. You are solely responsible for securing and backing up your content.

DO NOT RELY ON INFORMATION ON OUR WEBSITE
The content on our Website is provided for general information only. It is not intended to amount to advice on which you should rely. You should consider obtaining professional or specialist advice before taking, or refraining from, any action on the basis of the content on our Website. We make no representations, warranties or guarantees, whether express or implied, that the content on our Website is accurate, complete or up-to-date.
WE ARE NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR VIRUSES AND YOU MUST NOT INTRODUCE THEM

We do not guarantee that our Website will be secure or free from bugs or viruses.

You are responsible for configuring your information technology, computer programmes and platform to access our Website. You should use your own virus protection software.

You must not misuse our Website by knowingly introducing material that would be malicious or technologically harmful. You must not attempt to gain unauthorised access to our Website, our server or any server, computer or database connected to our Website. You must not attack our Website via a denial-of-service attack or a distributed denial-of service attack which is a criminal offence under the Computer Misuse Act 1990. In the event of such a breach, your right to use our Website will cease immediately and we will report it to the relevant law enforcement authorities. This may involve disclosing your identity.

APPLICABLE LAWS

Our Website is directed mainly to people residing in the United Kingdom. We do not represent that content available on or through our Website is appropriate for use or available in other locations.

If you are a consumer, please note that these terms of use, their subject matter and their formation, are governed by English law. You and we both agree that the courts of England and Wales will have exclusive jurisdiction except that if you are a resident of Northern Ireland you may also bring proceedings in Northern Ireland, and if you are resident of Scotland, you may also bring proceedings in Scotland.

If you are a business, these terms of use, their subject matter and their formation (and any non-contractual disputes or claims) are governed by English law. We both agree to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of England and Wales.

RULES ABOUT LINKING TO OUR WEBSITE

You may link to our home page, provided you do so 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 by you.

Our Website must not be framed on any other Website, nor may you create a link to any part of our Website other than the home page.

We reserve the right to withdraw linking permission without notice.

The website in which you are linking must comply in all respects with the content standards set out in our Acceptable Use Policy.

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

"Beam" is a UK registered trade mark of Beam. You are not permitted to use it without our approval, unless it is a part of material you are using as permitted above under 'How you may use material on our Website'.

WE ARE NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR WEBSITES WE LINK TO
Where our Website contains links to other Websites and resources provided by third parties, these links are provided for your information only. Such links should not be interpreted as approval by us of those linked websites or information you may obtain from them. We have no control over the contents of those websites or resources.
WE MAY MAKE CHANGES TO THESE TERMS
We amend these terms from time to time. Every time you wish to use our Website, please check these terms to ensure you understand the terms that apply at that time.
WE MAY MAKE CHANGES TO OUR WEBSITE
We will update and change our Website to improve the experience for you and our members to reflect changes to our services and our users' needs.
WE MAY SUSPEND OR WITHDRAW OUR WEBSITE
We do not guarantee that our Website, or any content on it, will always be available or be uninterrupted. We may suspend, withdraw or restrict the availability of all or any part of our Website for business and operational reasons. You are also responsible for ensuring that all persons who access our Website through your internet connection are aware of these terms of use and other applicable terms and conditions and that they comply with them.

Acceptable Use Policy

This acceptable use policy sets out the terms between you and Beam ("We") under which you may access our website, beam.org (the "Website") operated by us. This acceptable use policy applies to all users of, and visitors to, our Website. Your use of our Website means that you accept, and agree to abide by, all the policies in this acceptable use policy, which supplement our terms of website. We are registered in England and Wales under company number 10637337 and we have our registered office at Work.Life, 13 Hawley Crescent, London, NW1 8NP.
PROHIBITED USES

You may use our Website only for lawful purposes.

You may not use our Website:

You also agree:

CONTENT STANDARDS

These content standards apply to any and all material which you contribute to our Website ("Contributions").

You must comply with the spirit and the letter of the following standards. The standards apply to each part of any Contribution as well as to its whole.

Contributions must:

Contributions must not:

SUSPENSION AND TERMINATION

We will determine, in our discretion, whether there has been a breach of this acceptable use policy through your use of our Website. When a breach of this policy has occurred, we may take such action as we deem appropriate.

Failure to comply with this acceptable use policy constitutes a material breach of the website terms of use upon which you are permitted to use our Website, and may result in our taking all or any of the following actions:

We exclude liability for actions taken in response to breaches of this acceptable use policy. The responses described in this policy are not limited, and we may take any other action we reasonably deem appropriate.

CHANGES TO ACCEPTABLE USE POLICY
We may revise this acceptable use policy at any time by amending this page. You are expected to check this page from time to time to take notice of any changes we make, as they are legally binding on you. Some of the provisions contained in this acceptable use policy may also be superseded by provisions or notices published elsewhere on our Website.