The Virgin Foundation website (operating as "Virgin Unite") is owned and operated by the Virgin Foundation ("we", "our" and "us") a company limited by guarantee and registered in England and Wales. Registered office: Hanover House, 14 Hanover Square, London, W1S 1HP. Company No. 02155645. UK Registered Charity Number 297540.
By using this web site, you agree to the following terms and conditions.
If you don't agree to these terms and conditions, please do not use this site.
In order to use some of the services available on this site, you'll need to provide us some personal information and create a Virgin Unite account.
These services include making a charitable donation, applying for volunteering opportunities, receiving newsletters, entering competitions, and other personalised services.
We may need to share your account information with other organisations involved in fulfilling the services, which may include a Unite Partner, or other charitable and voluntary organisations, and other service providers. However, financial details (such as credit card information) given in the course of making a charitable donation will remain private and will not be shared with any third parties (other than financial institutions and other third parties necessary to complete the transaction).
If you're volunteering you may also need to have a CRB (Criminal Records Bureau) check.
We'll keep hold of your personal details for as long as is required to complete the services you have requested, or until you wish to close your Virgin Unite account.
Users under 18
If you are under 18, please get your parent/guardian's permission before you provide us any personal information. Users under 18 without this consent are not allowed to provide us with personal information and by giving us your personal information, you are stating that you have this consent.
Direct marketing and user surveys
As time goes by, there will be more opportunities and ways for you to get involved with us, so from time to time we'll send you updates and details of new initiatives that may be of interest to you and offer you the opportunity to subscribe to them.
We may also offer you the opportunity to participate in surveys that help our research into the types of things we do, and we will keep a record of any information provided by you.
Please note that any information you provide in relation to us will only be used for our purposes, unless you expressly give your permission to do otherwise. It will never be supplied to third parties without first obtaining your consent unless we are obliged by law to disclose information.
By using this site, you agree:
• not to do anything which will or might damage, interfere with, disrupt access to, interrupt or impair the functionality of the material available on the site;
• to be entirely responsible for, and keep secret, any password used by you. You should change your password if you believe it's no longer secret;
• not to post, distribute or otherwise upload any defamatory, offensive, infringing, obscene, indecent or otherwise unlawful or objectionable material or information or send any chain letters, junk mail, 'spamming' material or any other form of bulk communication;
• not to threaten, harass, stalk, abuse, disrupt or otherwise violate the rights of others, including individuals' privacy rights;
• not to make any unauthorised, false or fraudulent transactions, orders, or request for services;
• not to obtain or attempt to obtain unauthorised access to the sites or any private or member account areas on the sites;
• not to cause or permit anything to be done that may infringe, damage or interfere with any intellectual property rights of Virgin Unite or any of our associated Partners or third parties. Also, not to do anything that is otherwise unlawful or which may cause any liability for us or any other Virgin company;
• If you send us or post any material or other information to Virgin Unite you agree that we will not treat this information as confidential and we will be free to keep and republish this information and reuse it as we see fit. You agree to give up your rights to be identified as the author of this information and to object to any use of this information by us;
• to abide by all applicable laws, regulations and code of conduct and to be solely responsible for all things arising from your use of the site;
• to provide true, accurate, complete and current information and notify us immediately of any change.
Why you need to stick to these terms and conditions
If we consider or determine that you have breached, violated or contravened any of these terms and conditions or have otherwise demonstrated inappropriate conduct when using this site, we reserve the absolute right to:
• warn you via e-mail that you have breached these terms, and ask you to stop such conduct;
• delete any material or content which you may have posted without notice to you;
• discontinue your membership to Virgin Unite and/or any other related subscriptions to additional services;
• take measures (including terminating, suspending or restricting your access) to prevent you from using the Virgin Unite website, or linking to the site;
If your conduct on or use of Virgin Unite causes us, or any other Virgin company, loss, damage or other costs, you shall reimburse these losses, damages and costs immediately on demand, however they were caused, and whether or not we could have foreseen them or avoided them.
In these terms and conditions "Virgin Company" means any company that has Virgin Group Investments Limited (a company incorporated in the British Virgin Islands and whose registered address is at Craigmuir Chambers, PO Box 71, Road Town, Tortola, British Virgin Islands) as its ultimate holding company.
Disclaimer and Limitation of Liability
Virgin Unite does not, and nothing in these terms and conditions shall act to, exclude or limit Virgin Unite's liability for death or personal injury resulting from its negligence, fraud or any other liability which may not by applicable law be excluded or limited.
Subject to exceptions listed above, in no event shall Virgin Unite be liable (whether for breach of contract, negligence or for any other reason) for any loss or damage which you may claim to have suffered by reason of your accessing and use of the Website, including (but not limited to) loss of profits, exemplary or special damages, loss of sales, loss of revenue, loss of goodwill, loss of any software or data, loss of bargain, loss of opportunity, loss of use of computer equipment, loss or waste of management or other staff time, or for any indirect, consequential or special loss, however arising.
Virgin Unite may change the format and content of the Website from time to time. You should refresh your browser each time you visit the Website to ensure that you download the most up to date version of the Website, including the latest version of these terms and conditions.
Whilst we connect volunteers with volunteering opportunities, we do not vet those opportunities or ascertain or determine their suitability or appropriateness for individual volunteers.
By applying for a Give Time event you give Virgin Unite permission to pass your email address on to the event organiser.
It is for you the volunteer to determine the appropriateness, suitability and safety of any volunteering opportunity you find via our site, and you accept that it is not Virgin Unite's responsibility.
We make no representation or warranty about the suitability, appropriateness or safety of any volunteering opportunity.
These terms and conditions do not govern your own arrangements with the organisations with which you volunteer, or your arrangements with any Virgin Unite Partner. We can provide you with a suggested framework for these arrangements upon request.
You agree and accept that we are not responsible, and shall not be held liable, for any loss, damages, claim, action, expense, liability or cost (including legal costs actually incurred) however caused:
• incurred by you in relation to any volunteering opportunity connected to or suggested by us;
• incurred by any organisation with which you volunteer or by any Virgin Partner in connection with you.
Nothing in this clause shall restrict our liability for death or personal injury caused by our negligence, which shall not be limited.
You can only apply for volunteer opportunities once you have created a Virgin Unite account.
Some volunteering opportunities are created for employees of Virgin Companies only as part of their staff volunteering programme and are not accessible to non-Virgin employees.
When agreeing to perform a volunteer opportunity, you must agree to operate under the terms and conditions of the Unite Partner/Charitable Organisation, and are responsible for your own well being, property and involvement.
Before accepting a volunteer opportunity, you should confirm if there are any costs to be incurred.
Once you have accepted a volunteer opportunity, it is your responsibility to ensure the Unite Partner/Charitable Organisation have the correct details for you, including an emergency contact.
As far as possible, give as much notice as you can if you cannot attend a volunteer opportunity. If you are sick, call the relevant Unite Partner/Charitable Organisation to notify them that you cannot make it before you are due to start the volunteer opportunity.
Virgin Unite, or the Unite Partner/Charitable Organisation reserve the right to cancel volunteer opportunities at no notice, without reason.
Additional conditions for Virgin Company Employees
Virgin Staff must confirm they have read and understood the Volunteering Policy in force at their own Company before they apply for an opportunity in work time.
Virgin employees are not to take part in any volunteer opportunity needing training and/or a CRB check unless these are completed beforehand.
For Virgin Company staff volunteering in company time, any costs to be borne by the Company must be agreed in advance with your Line Manager or HR department before confirming.
When representing your company, avoid all behaviour that brings the brand or company into disrepute.
If you have any queries about volunteering via Virgin Unite, then please get in touch with your Virgin Unite Business Champion.
All items submitted to the Give Stuff area of the Virgin Unite website must be, to the Submitter's knowledge (person submitting the item) safe, legal and not damaged in a way that will cause harm to the receiver of the goods.
By giving us items, you are agreeing to let us do what we see fit with them, with the understanding that we will always comply with our charitable purposes.
Full permission to donate each item must be received from all relevant contacts before submitting items belonging to your employer.
If any items are damaged, the Submitter must give details of the damage and alert Virgin Unite of any possible danger in receiving the item.
If an item is to be loaned, full documentation from both parties must be completed before the transaction takes place.
Whilst we'll try and find a good use or home for everything, Virgin Unite retain the right to refuse any offered goods.
Personal Fundraising Events
Use of the personal fundraising page functionality on this site is for charitable use only. The fundraiser is responsible for the creation, update and promotion of their fundraising events and Virgin Unite cannot and does not accept any responsibility or liability for the content on the fundraising events.
A Virgin Company employee may require Company approval for their fundraising page before it is published. You will be notified if this is the case.
Website information and links to other sites
We'll keep you up to date with everything that's happening at Virgin Unite, including providing ways for you to get involved in volunteering and fundraising, and loads of other good stuff.
Some content and information held on this site may be restricted to a Virgin Company and their employees only.
We try to make sure that the content and information on Virgin Unite is as accurate as possible but we do also use information and data from third parties and cannot be held responsible for outdated, or in any other way offensive content, or broken links on any third party sites.
We may provide links to other websites, resources, or sponsorships either directly or through our partners.
The use of such information and content on our site does not imply the endorsement by Virgin Unite of any information or services obtainable from any third party.
If you decide to access other websites, then you will be leaving the Virgin Unite website - that means that we won't be responsible or liable for the content, advertising or products or services available from such sites or, for any dealings that you may have, or the consequences of such dealings, with the operators of those sites. Should a dispute arise between you and any third party, we can't be responsible for any loss or damage.
We expressly reserve the right to withdraw our consent, at any time, to a link that we think is inappropriate.
Virgin Unite is not responsible for any damage that may occur to your software or hardware (such as your computer) from downloading any assets that may be offered on this site. All software provided by third parties (such as Acrobat reader and RealPlayer) is the responsibility of the third party and any complaints regarding the product or service in question should not be directed to us.
You may not distribute, sell, or transmit the Software and you are not permitted to alter, modify or adapt the Software, including but not limited to translating, decompiling, reverse engineering, disassembling, or creating derivative works of it.
All charitable organisation information displayed on the Virgin Unite site is for charitable use only. The charities themselves provide their own information. Virgin Unite cannot and does not accept any responsibility or liability for the information provided by charities.
Transaction Fees and Currency Conversion
All donations made via the Virgin Unite site are subject to a small administration fee payable to the service providers who handle the donations on behalf of the receiving charity. Where a fee is chargeable, this will be clearly indicated.
Please note that charitable organisations are not charged any subscription or other fee for inclusion in the Virgin Unite website.
Please also note that if you are making a financial donation in a country other than the UK, the currency that you donate in will be converted into GBP Sterling using the XE Currency Converter, updated on an hourly basis.
From time to time we may need to update the content or functionality on the site. During these times you may not be able to access the site or things may be a bit slower than normal. If this happens, have a cuppa and try us again later!
You agree that your use of the Website is on an "as is" and "as available" basis and that your use of the Website is at your sole risk. Virgin Unite does not guarantee continuous uninterrupted or secure access to our services and operation of the Website may be interfered with by numerous factors outside of our control. On that basis, except as expressly set out in these terms and conditions, Virgin Unite does not provide conditions, warranties or other terms in relation to the Website, to the extent permissible by law.
No responsibility can be accepted for users unable to access the site, or parts of due to technical fault, internet connection problems, browser or operating system issues or other unforeseen circumstances.
Intellectual Property Rights
This is the official Virgin Unite website and all elements of the site are the property of Virgin Unite. This website in its entirety, including but not limited to its name, trade marks, logos design, text, graphics, the organisation and layout of, is and shall remain owned by Virgin Unite, although certain third party copyright materials will be included on the website from time to time.
You agree that all these materials are available for your personal use only, and you may not copy, modify, alter, publish, broadcast, distribute, sell or transfer any such materials without our written permission.
You are not to alter any material as provided on this site in any way, shape or form. You are not allowed to sell any of the elements on to third parties or utilise any of the elements of the site for personal gain.
Any alterations of material or any other improper use of assets found on this website are strictly prohibited and a violation of Virgin Unite's and associated third party's proprietary rights.
Where you have submitted any contribution of any nature to Virgin Unite (including any text, photographs, graphics, video or audio) you agree, by submitting your contribution, to grant Virgin Unite a perpetual, irrevocable, royalty-free, non-exclusive, worldwide, transferable, sub-licensable right and license to use, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, translate, create derivative works from, distribute, perform, play, display, make available to the public, and exercise all copyright and publicity rights with respect to your contribution worldwide and/or to incorporate your contribution in other works in any media now know or later developed for the full term of any rights that may exist in your contribution. If you do not want to grant to Virgin Unite the rights set out above, please do not submit your contribution.
Changes to these Terms and Conditions
The Effective Date of these terms and conditions is: [30 October 2007].
Virgin Unite reserves the right to amend, update and/or modify these terms from time to time by posting them on the site.
How to Contact Us
If you have any questions regarding the terms and conditions on this site please get in touch - firstname.lastname@example.org
Or phone us: +44 (0) 203 126 3962/72
Alternatively, you can write to us at the following address:
50 Brook Green