Terms & Conditions

The following information tells you the terms of use on which you may make use of the IoF website either as a guest user or as a subscriber to IoF services.


Website terms of use

Please read these terms of use carefully before you start to use the site. By using the IoF website you indicate that you accept these terms of use and that you agree to abide by them. If you do not agree to these terms of use, please refrain from using the website.

These Terms & Conditions cover other sites owned by The Institute of Fundraising, in particular: www.fundraisingconvention.uk


Information about us

www.institute-of-fundraising.org.uk is a website that is operated by The Institute of Fundraising (IoF).

The Institute is a charity registered in England and Wales (No 1079573) and Scotland (No SC038971) as well as a company limited by guarantee (No 3870883).

VAT registration number 547 8930 96. 


Accessing the site

Access to the site is on a temporary basis and IoF reserves the right to withdraw or amend the information it provides on the website without notice. IoF will not be liable if for any reason the website is unavailable.

If you have been issued with or created a user account and password to access a restricted area of the site then you must not allow these to be used by other people or organisations to access the website. You should inform IoF if you know or suspect that someone else knows your details. In this instance please email info@institute-of-fundraising.org.uk.



Any material published on this website does not give a full statement of the law, nor does it reflect changes after the date stated on each document. It is intended for guidance only and is not a substitute for professional advice. No responsibility for loss occasioned as a result of any person acting or refraining from acting on the basis of this material can be accepted by the author or by IoF.


Materials and Resources

The Institute of Fundraising makes Materials and Resources (including but not limited to: videos, webinars, research, conference slides and toolkits) available on http://www.institute-of-fundraising.org.uk to users under the terms of the Creative Commons Licence, unless otherwise stated. The Creative Commons Licence allows you to use the 'Materials and Resources' throughout the world without payment but for non-commercial purposes only.

Direct use of Materials and Resources are not permitted for non-IoF delivered training or consultancy purposes however we actively encourage the referral and use of these amongst members of the fundraising community.

Whilst every effort is made to ensure that information and documents contained in this site are correct and error free, no responsibility or liability can be accepted by the Institute of Fundraising for any loss or damage incurred as a result of relying on information or downloading files contained within this website. In accordance with standard computer practice we strongly recommend that you use and regularly update anti-virus software and submit all downloaded documents to a virus checker prior to opening.


Intellectual property rights

All intellectual property rights of any nature (including copyright) created or provided by IoF or its employees or Associates shall be and remain the property of IoF and any such materials shall be licensed to you for your internal use only. IoF's status (and any identified contributors) as authors of material on the site should always be acknowledged.

You should undertake to keep all materials created by IoF as owned by IoF and not to copy, publish or distribute any such information, materials or documents to any third party without IoF’s prior written consent (save where such information is in the public domain or you are required to disclose such information by law). You must not modify the paper or digital copies of any materials you have printed off or downloaded in any way.


Reliance on information posted

Commentary and other materials posted on our site are not intended to amount to advice on which reliance should be placed. We therefore disclaim all liability and responsibility arising from any reliance placed on such materials by any visitor to our site, or by anyone who may be informed of any of its contents.


Viruses, hacking and other offences

You must not misuse our site by knowingly introducing viruses, trojans, worms, logic bombs or other material which 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. We will not be liable for any loss or damage caused by a distributed denial-of-service attack, viruses or other technologically harmful material that may infect your computer equipment, computer programs, data or other proprietary material due to your use of our site or to your downloading of any material posted on it, or on any website linked to it.



Images displayed on this website are owned by IoF or are owned by individuals/organisations we have sought permission from to use. Users of the IoF website do not have permission to capture and reproduce these images without first seeking prior consent from IoF.  

IoF owns the copyright for its own images and they are part of the IoF brand. IoF will retain sole use of these images in the public and private domain until further notice. 


Links from the site

This website may also include links to other websites. These links are provided for your convenience to provide further information. They do not signify that we endorse the website(s). We have no responsibility for the content of the linked website(s) and these sites will have their own privacy policies. We try to ensure all links are as up to date as possible.

To make users aware that they are leaving our site, all external links open in a new window.


Linking to the IoF site

You may link to the IoF site as long as this is done is a way that is fair and legal and does not damage IoF 's reputation. You must not establish a link in such a way as to suggest that there is any approval or endorsement where none exists.

If you wish to make sure of any material on the website other than what is listed above then please email marketing@institute-of-fundraising.org.uk


Contact us

If you have any concerns or queries regarding the website please contact us.