Terms and conditions

Terms and conditions

Conditions of Use for the University of Cambridge alumni and development websites and all their subdomains (‘our/the site’) at alumni.cam.ac.uk, campaign.cam.ac.uk, philanthropy.cam.ac.uk and secureca.imodules.com

Thank you for visiting our site. Please read these conditions carefully before using the site. They apply to all users of and visitors to the site (‘you’). In consideration of being allowed to use the site and by proceeding to use the site you signify that you agree to be bound by the following conditions (and documents referred to in them), as revised by us from time to time. Revised conditions take effect when published.

Information about us

The site belongs to the University of Cambridge (‘we’ or ‘us’) of The Old Schools, Trinity Lane, Cambridge, United Kingdom CB2 1TN.

Information about you and your visits to our site

We process information about you in accordance with our privacy policy which forms part of these conditions and our data protection statement. By using our site, you consent to such processing and warrant that all data you provide is true and accurate.

Accessing our site

Your user password and any other piece of information provided as part of our security procedures is confidential. You must not disclose it to any third party. 

You are responsible for making all arrangements necessary for you to have access to the site.  You are also responsible for ensuring that all persons who access the site through your internet connection are aware of these conditions and comply with them. Access to the site is always at our discretion and we may withdraw or amend the services provided on the site without notice. From time to time we may restrict access to some or all users to some or all parts of the site and sometimes the site may be unavailable. Whilst we aim to update our site regularly the content on our site may be out of date at any given time.

If we determine that you have breached any of these conditions, we may take such action as we deem appropriate, including disabling your password whether chosen by you or allocated by us. You agree to indemnify us for all claims brought by a third party against us arising out of or in connection with any breach by you of any warranty set out in the conditions.

Uploading material to our site

Whenever you make use of a feature that allows you to upload material to our site, or to make contact with other users of our site, you must comply with our acceptable use policy which forms part of these conditions. You warrant that any such contribution complies with that policy.

We shall have the right to copy and use any material you upload for the purposes set out in our data protection statement and privacy policy. If we choose to use any material you upload, we will try to contact you first. The University may view but does not actively monitor all material uploaded. Other users have the right to view but not copy material you upload to pages which are accessible by them.

We may disclose your identity if required by law or if requested by any third party who claims that any material posted or uploaded by you to our site constitutes a violation of their intellectual property rights, or of their right to privacy.

We do not assume responsibility or liability for the content or accuracy of any materials posted by you (or any other user of our site). We may remove any material or posting you make on our site if, in our opinion, such material does not comply with our acceptable use policy.

Intellectual property rights

We are the owners or the licensee of all intellectual property rights in the site and in the material we publish on it. Contributions or material submitted by University of Cambridge staff and students (and others as prescribed) are also subject to the Statutes and Ordinances of the University of Cambridge, specifically Ordinances, Chapter XIII Finance and Property, Intellectual Property Rights, pp. 955-962: http://www.admin.cam.ac.uk/univ/so/. All these works are protected by copyright laws and treaties around the world.  All such rights are reserved. You must acknowledge our status and that of any identified contributors as the authors of such material. Nothing contained in the site shall be taken, construed or considered as a grant of licence or right to use the trademarks of the University of Cambridge or that of any third party displayed on the site without the prior written permission of the respective owner/s. Subject to statutory allowances, extracts of material from our site may be accessed, downloaded and printed for your personal and non-commercial use and you may draw the attention of others within your organisation to material posted on the site.

You may not modify the paper or digital copies of any material 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 material on the site for direct or indirect commercial purposes or advantage without obtaining a licence from us or our licensors. 

If you print, copy or download any part of the site in breach of these conditions, your right to use the site will cease immediately and you must at our option return or destroy any copies of material made.

Linking to our site

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, but 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 from any website that is not owned by you. Our site must not be framed on any other site, nor may you create a link to any part of our site other than the home page. We reserve the right to withdraw linking permission without notice. The website from which you are linking must comply in all respects with our acceptable use policy.

Linking from our site

Where our site contains links to other sites or resources provided by third parties, these links are provided for your information only.  We accept no responsibility for them or for any loss or damage that may arise from your use of themWe are not responsible for examining or evaluating. We do not assume any responsibility or liability for the actions, products, and content of any of linked site or any other third-party.

Our liability

Material posted on our site is not intended and must not assume to amount to advice on which reliance may be placed.

We will not be responsible for any losses you suffer as a result of us breaching these conditions if the losses were reasonably foreseeable to both you and us when you began using our site. We will not be responsible for any business loss (including loss of profits, revenue, contracts, anticipated savings, data, goodwill or wasted expenditure) or any other indirect or consequential loss that was not reasonably foreseeable to both you and us when you began using the site. We do not limit in any way our liability by law for death or personal injury, caused from our negligence, or for any breach of duty, fraudulent misrepresentation, gross negligence or wilful misconduct nor any other liability which cannot be excluded or limited under applicable law.

Trade marks

The name and shield of the University of Cambridge are trade marks.


You agree, as we do, to submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English courts except that we may bring proceedings against you for breach of these conditions in your country of residence or any other relevant country.


If you breach these conditions and we take no action, we will still be entitled to use our rights and remedies in any other situation where you breach these conditions.

The headings in these conditions are for ease of reference only. Words preceding "include", "includes", "including" and "included" shall be construed without limitation by the words which follow those words. Definitions apply to any word derived from a defined word. Nothing in these conditions is intended to nor shall they confer any benefit on any third party whether under the Contracts (Rights of Third Parties) Act 1999 or otherwise. If any of these conditions is deemed invalid, void, or for any reason unenforceable, that condition will be deemed severable and will not affect the validity and enforceability of any remaining condition.

Questions or concerns - contact details

If you have any questions about our site or any concerns about material which appears on our site or if you wish to make any use of material on our site other than that as set out in these conditions, please contact website@alumni.cam.ac.uk.