Terms and Conditions


These are the terms and conditions that relate to the Royal Mencap Society Artspider website.

This website is owned by the Royal Mencap Society. Registered office is 123 Golden Lane, London, EC1Y ORT. Registered company number is 550457 and registered charity number is 222377 (hereafter referred to as "Mencap").

Conditions of use

Any use of the site is subject to the following terms and conditions and use of the site constitutes agreement to these terms and conditions from the date of first use.

Mencap reserves the right to vary modify or otherwise change these terms and conditions and continued use of the site after any modifications or changes have been posted is deemed acceptance of the amended terms and conditions.

These terms and conditions apply to all use of the site including purchases donations and any registrations done via this site and will apply additionally to any rules or other specific terms and conditions which relate to such purchases donations and registrations and if there is any conflict the latter will prevail.

You must only use this site only for lawful purposes, and in a manner which does not infringe the rights, or restrict, or inhibit the use and enjoyment of the site by any other third party.

Copyright and reproduction of content

The name and logo of Mencap is a registered trade mark number 2009020 and nothing contained on this website should be construed as granting any licence or right to use the trade mark without the prior written consent of Mencap.

Mencap owns or is licensed to use the copyright of all materials and images on this site. Where it is indicated that copyright in any materials and images belong to a third party, you must seek the consent of the copyright holder if you wish to reproduce any such materials or images. The copyright in any art work submitted by any user of the website is owned by the person who submits it and must not be reproduced by any other user of this website without the owners consent.

This site and its content are for information purposes only and you may only reproduce any content for personal use and must not reproduce the content on any other website or for commercial gain.

Privacy and data protection

Please read Mencap's privacy statement.

Website links

This site contains links for your information and convenience to websites operated by third parties. Mencap does operate or control these sites, and is not responsible for any of their content. Mencap does not endorse these third party websites and nor does it warrant or represent that any information contained on such websites are accurate or correct.

You are solely responsible for evaluating 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. Mencap cannot accept any liability arising from your use of such third party websites.

If you wish to create a link to this site you must seek the prior approval of Mencap before creating such a link. If you do wish to create such a link, please make such a request by contacting Artspider@mencap.org.uk

Fees and prices

Mencap reserves the right to vary any membership, registration fees and the prices of any goods or services listed on this site without notice.

All registrations and orders for goods and services are subject to availability and Mencap reserves the right to refuse to accept any registration or refuse to supply any goods or services to any individual.

Public areas

Mencap is not responsible for any material submitted by you or others to any public area of this site, including any bulletin boards, or forums, or any other public areas of this site.

Whilst Mencap does use moderators you are responsible for the content of any material you submit and Mencap does not approved or endorsed the content.

Mencap reserves the right to remove any material submitted by you in any public area, without notice, if it is considered that the material is inappropriate in any way, for example but not limited to, where Mencap considers the material defamatory, obscene, indecent, discriminatory, threatening, breaches any copyright or trade mark, is intended to solicit business, contains viruses or corrupted files or is otherwise unlawful.

Unless otherwise requested, by submitting any material on any public area you are granting a licence to Mencap to reproduce that material on any other part of the website and in any other Mencap publications.

Security of payments

Any payments made via this site are processed via SecureTrading Ltd.

Although this site uses encryption security software in areas where online payment details are accepted, the security of information and payments transmitted via the internet cannot be guaranteed.

Any loss incurred by you when transmitting information by means of email or other internet links shall be borne solely and exclusively by you and in no event shall any such loss in whole or in part be borne by Mencap or its agents.


This site is for general information only and, should not be considered as a substitute for professional advice on any specific matter. You should seek appropriate advice before taking or refraining from taking any action in reliance upon any information contained in this site.

Mencap does not warrant that the functions contained in the material in this site will be uninterrupted or error free, that defects will be corrected, or that this site or the server that makes it available are free of viruses or bugs.

You are therefore advised to make your own appropriate safeguards before downloading information from the site.

So far as permissible by law, Mencap does not accept liability for any damages, including, indirect or consequential damages, loss of profits, or any damages whatsoever arising out of, or in connection with the use or loss of use of this site or from downloading any virus.

Force majeure

Mencap shall not be held to be in breach of its obligations under these terms and conditions nor liable to you for any loss or damage which may be suffered by you or any third party due to any cause beyond its reasonable control.

General provisions

These terms and conditions constitute the whole agreement between Mencap and yourself and all prior agreements are excluded. If any provisions of these terms and conditions are held to be invalid or unenforceable this shall not affect the validity or enforceability of the remaining provisions.

Any failure by Mencap 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 prevent Mencap exercising or enforcing the same rights again in the future.

These terms and conditions and use of this site shall be governed by the laws of England and Wales and any dispute arising out of or relating to this site or any transaction made via this site will be determined within the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of England and Wales.


The following company has worked with Mencap in the development of this website:

150 Curtain Rd
Back building
Company No: 5063180

Last updated June 2008.

UK Registered Charity No: 222377