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The Encephalitis Society website is covered by a disclaimer and protected by copyright laws.

This website is for information purposes only.

We do not give medical advice. The information provided on is designed to support, not replace, the relationship that exists between a patient/site visitor and his/her physician.

You may use extracts from this website for your own personal use, as long as you credit us as the source of the information. You must not use extracts from this website for commercial purposes without The Encephalitis Society's permission. We try to make sure our content is up-to-date and as accurate as possible. We accept no responsibility for any error or omission. We are not responsible for the content of websites we link to, or that link to us. We are not liable for the results of any action you take based on the information on this site.

Any information collected by our website, such as email address, will never be passed on to any third party, unless required by law

All brand names and trademarks used on the site are the trademarks, service marks or trade names of their respective owners. We do not recommend any of the products mentioned on this site, unless indicated. The opinions expressed are not necessarily those of the organisation.

We do not display advertising banners and do not host any other form of advertisement. Our website hosts links to some sites that give donations to The Encephalitis Society when our visitors use these links. We do not control these sites and our editorial content is free of any commercial influence.

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The Encephalitis Society is the operating name of the Encephalitis Support Group, which is a Charitable Company Limited by Guarantee. Registered Charity No: 1087843. Company, registered in England and Wales No: 4189027. Registered Office, as above.

Email Disclaimer

The information in this email is confidential and intended solely for the use of the individual to whom it is addressed.  It may also be privileged.  If you are not the intended recipient, please notify us immediately on         +44 (0)1653 692583 and delete this message from your computer.  You may not copy, print or forward the email, or rely on it, use it, or disclose its contents to any other person.

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Moderation Statement

 The Encephalitis Society and Social Media –Moderation Statement

The Encephalitis Society utilises social media (Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and LinkedIn) to quickly and efficiently send updates and information to our Members and anyone with an interest in Encephalitis and our work. This is a quick method of engaging with a large number of people. We do not provide support and information directly through social media, but we signpost people to our support and information services.

The Encephalitis Society reserves the right to monitor all messages on its Facebook page and all replies to its tweets. The Encephalitis Society reserves the right to block individuals from following The Encephalitis Society on Twitter or Facebook without prior notice if their posts/tweets contain the following:

  • Commercial endorsements of products, services, organisations, or other entities
  • Content that infringes on copyrights
  • Discriminatory, racist, abusive, obscene, inflammatory, unlawful, or otherwise objectionable statements, language, or content
  • Solicitations of funds with exception of solicitation of contributions for any fundraising activities
  • Confidential information about other people without their agreement
  • Medical advice

The CEO has the overall responsibility for the Society’s Facebook page and Twitter accounts.  The Communication Coordinator checks daily the content of the Facebook and Twitter account.



Further Information

The Encephalitis Society is the operating name of the Encephalitis Support Group which is a registered Charity and Company Limited by Guarantee.

Registered in England and Wales No. 4189027. Registered Office as above. Registered Charity No. 1087843.