Terms and Conditions


In the context of these terms and conditions, the following words shall have the following meanings:

“Encephalitis International” means:

Encephalitis International in the UK, a registered charity (no: 1087843) in England and Wales,and a company limited by guarantee (company no: 04189027), having its registered office at 32 Castlegate, Malton, YO17 7DT

“the Website” means any website under the ownership or control of The Encephalitis Society from which a link has been created to these terms and conditions;

“the Material” means all of the information, data, text, graphics, links or computer code published on, contained or available on the Website;

“User” means the individual, firm, company or organisation accessing this website.

Applicable terms and conditions

The Website is owned by Encephalitis International and any use made of this site (including registrations and donations made via the Website), are subject to these terms and conditions. Encephalitis International may, at its sole discretion, modify or revise these terms and conditions at any time by updating the text of this page.

Use of the Website

Anyone is entitled to view any non-password protected parts of the website and to use for their own purposes the information contained therein, provided:

  • it is used for information purposes only, for reproduction for personal use only and not for reproduction on any other website or for commercial gain.
  • any links created to the website are notified to and approved by Encephalitis International before they are created.
  • no part of the website is copied, stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted in any form or by any means to any third party without the written permission of the Encephalitis International.

Copyright and trade marks

  • Copyright in the material is owned by Encephalitis International or its content suppliers. Unauthorised use of the Material including reproduction, storage, modification, distribution or republication without the prior written consent of Encephalitis International or, where applicable, the respective copyright owner(s) is prohibited.
  • The names and logos of Encephalitis International and all related product and service names, designs marks and slogans are the trade names, service marks or trade marks of Encephalitis International and may not be used without the prior consent of Encephalitis International.
  • All works in the nature of databases attract database rights.


The website is intended to provide general information only and, as such, should not be considered as a substitute for advice covering any specific situation. Users should seek appropriate advice before taking or refraining from taking any action in reliance on any information contained in this website. So far as permissible by law, Encephalitis International does not accept any liability to any person relating to the use of any such information.

Whilst Encephalitis International has taken every precaution in compiling this site neither it nor any contributors to the site can be held responsible for any action (or the lack thereof) taken by any person or organisation wherever they shall be based, as a result, direct or otherwise, on information contained in or accessed through this internet site.

Encephalitis can kill in hours and require immediate medical attention. Information contained on this website is for guidance only, it is not intended to replace advice given by a doctor. Encephalitis International cannot be liable for any action you may take, or fail to take, as a result of information contained on this website.

Target audience

The website is intended for use worldwide but does have more information that is applicable to residents in the UK. We are working hard to expand our information services to meet the need of the global audience we service.

Encephalitis International does not represent or warrant that the information accessible via the website is accurate, complete or correct. Encephalitis International has no liability whatsoever in respect of any use which you make of such information except in the case of personal injury or death caused by the negligence of the Encephalitis International.

The information provided on this Website has not been written to meet individual requirements and it is your sole responsibility to satisfy yourself prior to using the information in any way for your purposes. Before making any decisions based on the information contained on the Website, you are strongly advised to refer to alternative, independent sources of information to substantiate the basis for your decision.

Warranty and indemnity

The user warrants to Encephalitis International that it will not use the Website, the Material or any part thereof for any purpose that is in contravention of any applicable law or regulation or in a manner that will infringe the copyright, trademarks, service marks or other intellectual property rights of third parties or violate the privacy, publicity or other personal rights of others or in any defamatory, obscene, threatening, abusive or hateful manner.

The user shall indemnify Encephalitis International, its employees and agents, harmless against all claims, liability, losses, damages and expenses including, without limitation, legal fees and costs arising out of or incurred as a result of any claims made, or litigation brought, against Encephalitis International, its employees and agents, as a result of the use by the user of the website, the material or any part thereof for whatever purpose, to the fullest extent permitted by law.

Limitation of liability

Encephalitis International hereby disclaims all warranties and conditions with regard to the Material and any goods or services supplied in relation to the Website, whether express or implied or statutory (including all implied warranties and conditions of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose). In no event shall Encephalitis International be liable for any indirect, punitive, special, incidental, or consequential damages whatsoever even if the Encephalitis International has been advised of the possibility of damages including, without limitation, damages for loss of use, data or profits arising out of or in any way connected with the use or performance of the Website, interruptions or delays to the Website, the provision of or failure to provide services, or for any information, Material, goods and services obtained through the Website or otherwise arising out of the use of the Website, whether based on contract, tort or otherwise to the fullest extent permitted by law.

Third party websites

The Website contains links to websites operated by parties other than Encephalitis International. Such links are provided for the User’s convenience only. Encephalitis International does not control such websites, and is not responsible for their content. Encephalitis International’s inclusion of links to such websites does not imply any endorsement of the material on such websites or any association with their operators. The User is solely responsible for evaluating the accuracy and completeness of any information contained on the third party websites, and also the value and integrity of any goods and services offered by such websites.

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 Encephalitis International when our visitors use these links. We do not control these sites and our editorial content is free of any commercial influence

Privacy and Data Protection

See Privacy policy


Whilst Encephalitis International makes all reasonable attempts to exclude viruses from the website it cannot ensure such exclusion and no liability is accepted for damage caused through the downloading of viruses. Therefore, you are recommended to take all appropriate safeguards before downloading information from the Website.

Online Transactions

Encephalitis International reserves the right to vary event registration fees and the prices of any goods or services listed without notice. All event registrations and orders for goods or services are subject to availability and the Encephalitis Society reserves the right to refuse to accept any registration and to refuse to supply any goods or services to any individual.


Although the Website uses encryption security software in areas where on line payment details are accepted, the security of information and payments transmitted via the Internet cannot be guaranteed. Any loss incurred or sustained by any User who transmits information by means of e-mail or other Internet links shall be borne solely and exclusively by such User and in no event shall any such loss in whole or part be borne by Encephalitis International or its agents.

Force Majeure

Encephalitis International shall not be held to be in breach of its obligations hereunder nor liable to the User for any loss or damage which may be suffered by another party due to any cause beyond its reasonable control including without limitation any act of God, fire, storm, flood, lightening, disease, strike, trade dispute, act of terrorism, any act or omission of government or regulatory bodies or communications operators.


  • If any provisions of these terms and conditions are held to be invalid or unenforceable, the validity or enforceability of the remaining provisions shall not be affected.
  • These terms and conditions constitute the entire agreement between Encephalitis International and the User and supercede all other (prior or contemporaneous) communications and proposals, whether electronic or written, between the User and Encephalitis International.
  • Any failure of Encephalitis International 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 operate so as to bar the subsequent exercise or enforcement or any such rights.
  1. Jurisdiction

The terms and conditions and the use by the User of the Website shall be governed by the laws of England and Wales and the parties hereto submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English or Irish courts (as appropriate) in all disputes arising out of or relating to the Website and/or any transactions made on the Website, or these terms and conditions.

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