Last updated 29.05.2019.



These terms and conditions (the “Terms and Conditions”) (together with the various documents referred to in them) sets out the terms of use on which you may make use of our website edforleader.org (the “Website”). Use of the Website includes accessing it, perusing it, or using any of the functionality offered via it.

Please read these Terms and Conditions carefully before you start to use the Website as they represent a binding legal agreement and you will be bound by them. If you do not agree to these Terms and Conditions, you must not use the Website.

Other applicable terms & policies

The following additional terms also apply to your use of the 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.

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

Information about the owner of the Website

The Website is operated by Ed Davey MP for Kingston & Surbiton. Ed Davey MP employs staff in his Parliamentary Office to operate the Website on his behalf, henceforth known as (“the Office”, “we”, “us” or “our”).

Ed Davey MP is a member of the Liberal Democratic Party and is running for leadership of that party (the “Campaign”).

Changes to these Terms and Conditions

Please note that we reserve the right to revise or amend these terms at any time to reflect changes in law or the Office’s affairs. Where these changes are significant, we will endeavour to e-mail you to make sure that they are informed of such changes. However, it is your responsibility to check these Terms and Conditions before each use of the Website.

We may suspend or withdraw the Website

Our Website is made available free of charge.

We do not guarantee that our Website, or any content on it, will always be available or be uninterrupted. We may suspend or withdraw or restrict the availability of all or any part of our Website for business and operational reasons. We will try to give you reasonable notice of any suspension or withdrawal.

You are also responsible for ensuring that all persons who access the Website though your internet connection are aware of the Terms and Conditions, and that they comply with them.

Making donations

Donations to Ed Davey MP are regulated by the Political Parties Elections and Referendums Act 2000.

Donations include a gift of money or property, sponsorship of an event or publication, or free use or specially discounted use of property, facilities or services.

Donations over £500 can only be accepted if they are from permissible sources.

Permissible sources include: an individual registered on a UK electoral register, including overseas electors and bequests, a Great Britain registered political party, most UK-registered companies, a UK-registered trade union, a UK-registered building society, a UK-registered limited liability partnership (LLP) that carries on business in the UK, a UK-registered friendly society or registered society or a Northern Ireland registered Industrial and provident Society and a UK-based unincorporated association that is based in and carries on business or other activities in the UK.

It is essential that we are able to identify the source of all donations. Otherwise, we may not be able to accept the donation. You therefore accept and acknowledge that you must provide us with your name and any other information we may request in order to identify the source of the donation.

When you make a donation, you understand and accept that you are not entering into any contract for the provision of goods or services and that your donation will be used for the Campaign. 

Your responsibilities

When using this Website, or contacting us, including by e-mail and/or any enquiry forms that we may offer users or add in the future on this Website you agree:

  • any information you submit is up-to-date, accurate and truthful;
  • not to use any other user’s identity to make any donations via the Website;
  • not to impersonate other people;
  • not to submit information or content that is unlawful or otherwise objectionable including, but not limited to, content that is defamatory, abusive, offensive, racist, sexist, homophobic, threatening, vulgar, obscene, hateful, content which promotes or incites violence or is otherwise inappropriate or to post comments which will constitute a criminal offence or give rise to civil liability on this Website;
  • to refrain from using our Website and online communications systems for unauthorised mass-communication such as “spam” or “junk email”; and
  • to only use this Website for lawful purposes.

We are not responsible for viruses and you must not introduce them

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

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

You must not misuse our site by knowingly introducing viruses, trojans, worms, logic bombs or other material that is malicious or technologically harmful. You must not attempt to gain unauthorised access to our site, the server on which our site is stored, or any server, computer or database connected to our site. You must not attack our site via a denial-of-service attack or a distributed denial-of service attack. By breaching this provision, you would commit a criminal offence under the Computer Misuse Act 1990. We will report any such breach to the relevant law enforcement authorities, and we will co-operate with those authorities by disclosing your identity to them. In the event of such a breach, your right to use our site will cease immediately.

Our intellectual property rights

We are the owners and/or the licensees of all intellectual property rights inherent in the Website, and in the material published on it including, but not limited to, text, graphics, logos, icons, images, sound clips, video clips, data compilations, page layout, underlying code and software.  Unless specifically stated otherwise, nothing in these terms or on the Website shall give effect to any transfer of such intellectual property rights from us to you.

Your sole right to use the intellectual property inherent in the Website is a non-exclusive licence to make use of such content only as is strictly necessary to enable you to access the Website and to peruse its contents.

You may print off one copy, and may download extracts, of any page(s) from the Website for your personal use and you may draw the attention of others within your organisation to content posted on the Website.

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.

Our status (and that of any identified contributors) as the authors of content on the Website must always be acknowledged.

You must not use any part of the content on the 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 the Website in breach of these Terms and Conditions, your right to use the Website will cease immediately and you must, at our option, return or destroy any copies of the materials you have made. 

How we may use your personal information

We will use your personal information as set out in our Privacy Policy.

Do not rely on information on the 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 must obtain professional or specialist advice before taking, or refraining from, any action on the basis of the content on our Website.

Although we make reasonable efforts to update the information 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.


You acknowledge that you must comply with the responsibilities set out herein and that if you breach any of these Terms and Conditions you may be personally liable to us or any third party that suffers harm as a result.

You agree to indemnify and keep indemnified us, our successors and assignors, our directors, trustees, offices, employees and agents from and against all liabilities, claims, losses, costs, damages and expenses including legal fees which are reasonably incurred by us should you breach any of these Terms and Conditions.

Limitation of our liability

Nothing in these Terms and Conditions excludes or limits our liability for death or personal injury arising from our negligence, or our fraud or fraudulent misrepresentation, or any other liability that cannot be excluded or limited by law.

To the extent permitted by law, we exclude all conditions, warranties, representations or other terms which may apply to the Website or any content on it, whether express or implied.

We will not be liable, under any circumstances, for the following types of loss or damage whether in contract, tort (including negligence), breach of statutory duty, or otherwise, even if foreseeable:

  • loss of profits, sales, business, or revenue;
  • business interruption;
  • loss of anticipated savings;
  • loss of business opportunity, goodwill or reputation;
  • loss or damage to data; or
  • any indirect or consequential loss or damage.

You accept and acknowledge that we are not responsible for nor are we liable 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:

  • your use, or inability to us, the Website; or
  • the accuracy, veracity or reliability of any content, opinion, advice or statement made or provided via this Website.

We will not be liable for any loss or damage caused by a virus, distributed denial-of-service attack, or other technologically harmful material that may infect your computer equipment, computer programs, data or other proprietary material due to your use of the Website or to your downloading of any content from it, or from any website linked to it.

Events outside our control

We will not be liable or responsible for any failure to perform, or delay in performance or, any of our obligations under these Terms and Conditions that is caused by an Event Outside Our Control (as defined in the paragraph below).

An Event Outside Our Control means any act or event beyond our reasonable control, including without limitation strikes, lock-outs or other industrial action by third parties, civil commotion, riot, invasion, terrorist attack or threat of terrorist attack, war (whether declared or not) or threat or preparation for war, fire, explosion, storm, flood, earthquake, subsidence, epidemic, or other natural disaster, or failure of public or private telecommunications.

If an Event Out Our Control takes place that affects the performance of our obligations under these Terms and Conditions our obligations under these terms of use will be suspended and the time for performance of our obligations will be extended for the duration of the Even Outside Our Control.

Linking to the 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 the Website in any website that is not owned by you.

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

We reserve the right to withdraw linking permission without notice and you agree to take all necessary steps to remove any links to the Website following a request from us to do so.

Third party website links & resources in the Website

Where the Website contains links to other sites and resources provided by third parties, these links are provided for your information only.

We have no control over the contents of those sites or resources.

We assume no responsibility for the content of websites linked to from the Website. Such links should not be interpreted as endorsement by us of those linked websites. We will not be liable for any loss or damage that may arise from your use of them.

Applicable law

Please note that the Terms and Conditions, and its subject matter are governed by English law. You and we both agree that the courts of England and Wales will have exclusive jurisdiction over any disputes.

Contacting us

If you have any questions about these Terms and Conditions or your use of the Website, you can contact us, by e-mailing: contact [at] edforleader [dot] org

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