Website Terms and Conditions

The Website is owned and operated by or on behalf of Somerville Heart Foundation (SHF). Access to and use of this Website is provided by SHF subject to the following terms and conditions and our Privacy Policy.

  1. Definitions

In these terms and conditions:

  1. “Somerville Heart Foundation” or “SHF” means Somerville Heart Foundation, a registered charity in England and Wales (1138088), and Scotland (SC049673). Registered as a company in England and Wales (07285409). Registered address: 7 Friars Courtyard, 30-32 Princes Street, Ipswich, Suffolk IP1 1RJ.
  2. “website” means any website under the ownership or control of SHF from which a link has been created to these terms and conditions and all related domain and microsites;
  3. “Material” means all of the information, data, text, graphics, photographs, links, or computer code or other material published on, contained or available on the Website; and
  4. “Privacy Policy” means our privacy policy.


Your use of this Website constitutes acceptance of these terms and conditions and the Privacy Policy as at the date of your first use of this Website and you agree to be bound by them. If these terms and conditions are not accepted in full then you must not use this website.

SHF reserves the right to change these terms and conditions at any time by posting changes online. Your continued use of this Website after changes are posted constitutes your acceptance of the modified terms and conditions.

In some cases additional terms and conditions, rules or specific terms of use may also apply in addition to these terms and conditions (such as when you make a purchase through our online shop), and we will make these available to you or include them on the relevant website page. They will take priority in the event of a conflict with these terms and conditions.

About our Website

Access to this website is permitted on a temporary basis and we reserve the right to withdraw or amend this Website and any material, products or services on this website at any time. We do not guarantee that this website or any content on it will always be available or uninterrupted.

The content on this website is provided for general information only. It is not intended to amount to advice on which you should rely. Before making any decisions based on the content of this website you are strongly advised to obtain professional or specialist advice. 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.

Your use of our Website

You agree to use this website only for lawful purposes and in a manner which does not infringe the rights of, or restrict, or inhibit the use and enjoyment of the website by, any third party. Such restriction includes, without limitation, conduct which may harass, defame or cause distress to any person and the transmission of obscene or offensive material within this Website.

You must not misuse our website 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 website, the server on which our website is stored or any server, computer or database connected to our website. You must not attack our website 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 website will cease immediately.

You are also responsible for ensuring that all persons who access the website through your internet connection are aware of these terms and conditions and that they comply with them. This includes any children or young people for whom you are responsible.

Your Personal Information

By using our website or any of our services, or providing us with any personal data, you agree to your personal data being used and disclosed in the manner set out in our Privacy Policy.


You will be asked to register with us to access some areas of our website or to make use of some of our services. Your personal data will be used and disclosed in the manner set out in our Privacy Policy. You must keep your password confidential and must not disclose it to anyone. If at any time you know or suspect that a third party may know your password, you must change it immediately.

Information provided voluntarily by you, such as when you register for an online account, update your personal details, or complete a form on our website.

The information you provide is used to administer your online account, verify your identity (such as your postal address), and to process your application or enquiry.

By joining SHF, you will have access to our patient services and dedicated area on our website. This access does not give you any voting rights or entitle you privileged access to the board, trustees, users or community members. We reserve the right to terminate any account/profile of someone who does not comply with our policies.

Dedicated Areas For Users

The dedicated areas on our website have open forums and can be viewed by other users. Therefore, please be careful what you post – do not post anything confidential, contact details or personal information which could put yourself or someone else at risk. Do not share any personal information. If you plan to meet anyone you have befriended on the internet, never go alone and always meet in a public place. Please note that we cannot and do not vet any users or verify their identity.

At no point may ANY medical advice be given by any user or employee of SHF. If you have any concerns at anytime you must speak to your healthcare professional, or ring the NHS helpline on 111 or 999 for emergencies.

You should be 18 years old to join but we do accept younger CHD patients in the process of transferring to adult services or already in adult services as long as it is understood that occasionally content may be of a distressing, triggering or sexual nature.

Non-compliant posts, comments, users or concerns may be to directed the office.

Any communication or material you transmit to, or post on, any public area of the website including any data, questions, comments, suggestions or the like is, and will be treated as non-confidential and non-proprietary information. You are responsible for any content you post, and you must ensure it is legal, not inaccurate or misleading and that you have all necessary third-party rights and permissions.

We do not tolerate any posts, links or comments which are offensive, threatening, racist or discriminatory and we reserve the right to delete any comments or remove any content that we think is inappropriate or falls short of our standards, and we may block users if considered necessary.

Content posted by users cannot be considered to represent the views or values of SHF and we do not accept responsibility or liability for any content posted by non-SHF staff or officers.

Donations and Payments

Although SHF seeks to protect online payment details in accordance with CAF’s responsibility, the security of such information transmitted via the Internet cannot be guaranteed. As such any data transferred is at your own risk.

Payments made on our online shop are done through Paypal.

Our Products and Services

Any purchases from our Website (including our online shop) will be subject to our online shop terms and conditions.

Sometimes we may offer free products, services or events through our Website, for example online games or activities, information packs, and meet ups. Because these are free of charge, they are all provided at our discretion, on an “as is” basis, and we cannot accept any liability for any loss or damage if we are unable to provide those items, or if they do not conform to any stated specifications.   To the extent permitted by law, we exclude all conditions, warranties, representations or other terms which may apply to such items, whether express or implied.

Some products, services or events will have their own rules or specific terms of use which will apply and which you must comply with.

Should we offer any discounts on our products or services, the Discount cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer or promotion and does not apply to delivery fees or services.

Returned items will be refunded at the discounted price paid. This does not affect your statutory rights.

The Discount cannot be exchanged for cash and is non-transferable.

The SF reserves the right to (i) cancel this offer at any time; (ii) refuse to allow any individual to participate in the offer; (iii) amend these terms and conditions.

These terms and conditions shall be governed by and construed in accordance with English law and the English courts shall have exclusive jurisdiction in the event of a dispute.

Our Liability

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

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

We will not be liable for any loss or damage (including loss of data), whether in contract, tort (including negligence), breach of statutory duty, or otherwise, even if foreseeable, arising under or in connection with:

  1. use of, or inability to use, the Website or any Material; or
  2. use of or reliance on any content or information displayed on our Website; or

iii. the provision of, or our failure to provide, any products, services or events ordered or made available through our Website (unless stated otherwise in any relevant additional terms and conditions).

Please note that our Website is only intended to be for domestic and private use, and we will have no liability for any loss of profit, loss of business, business interruption, loss of business opportunity, goodwill or reputation or any indirect or consequential losses or damage.

SHF does not accept any liability for any loss or damage caused by viruses or  any other technologically harmful material that may infect your computer equipment, computer programs, data or other proprietary material due to your use of our Website or to your downloading of any content on it, or on any website linked to it.

Trade marks, Copyright and Other Rights

The names, images and logos identifying SHF or third parties and their products and services are the proprietary marks of SHF and/or third parties as appropriate.  Commercial use or publication of all or any Material is strictly prohibited without prior written authorisation from SHF.

Links to Third Party Websites

Our Website includes links to external websites. We receive many link requests and only link to sites which we believe provide useful information that will be of interest to our users. All requests will be either granted or refused at the discretion of the SHF online team. We will not enter into any correspondence about decisions. If you would like to request a link to your site please contact us.

SHF has no control and therefore takes no responsibility for the content of external internet sites even when we have included a link on our own Website. The existence of a link from our Website to any other website is for information purposes only and does not imply that SHF endorses the activities or views of that website or the organisation behind the site, nor does it indicate any form of association or partnership on our part. We will not be liable for any loss or damage that may arise from your use of those sites.

Linking to our Website

Linking to our Website can help communicate valuable information to patients, medical professionals, volunteers and other interested parties about heart disease and related issues. It is not necessary to request permission to link to the Website, provided you do so in a way that is fair and legal and does not damage our reputation or take advantage of it, although we do reserve the right to request the removal of any link. SHF logo may not be used without prior written permission, which may be requested by contacting our office.  A link to SHF Website must not be used to imply SHF endorsement of the site, related products or services. Your site must not conflict with the aims of  SHF.

Fundraising Regulator

SHF proudly works with the Fundraising Regulator. This is because we are committed to the highest standards in fundraising and strive to always work in a way that is effective, open and honest. We are dedicated to raising funds in the most cost-effective ways in order to support adults and young people with CHD.

The Fundraising Regulator is an independent body who set and maintain the standards for charitable fundraising. The board’s primary function is to deal with complaints about fundraising activity from members of the public, allowing people to give to charitable organisations with confidence.

By joining the Fundraising Regulator we agree to adhere to the Code of Fundraising Practice and the Fundraising Promise.


These terms and conditions shall be governed and construed in accordance with the laws of England and Wales. Any disputes shall be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the Courts of England and Wales.

Photos and Videos

Photographs and videos will be taken throughout each Event by SHF or its group companies and/or its contractors and/or its agents by relying on legitimate interest as a lawful basis for doing so. The Participant must make it known immediately to SHF staff if they do not wish to be included in any photos or videos.

Website Disclaimer

The greatest of care has been taken in providing factual content on this website; and as such some content is provided to us from external sources. SHF makes no warranty, express or implied, nor assumes any legal liability or responsibility for the accuracy, correctness, completeness or use of any information that is available through this website.

The information provided on this website does not replace or override any medical advice. At all times consult with your medical practitioner before making any decisions regarding your lifestyle, health and wellbeing.

SHF will not be liable to anyone in respect of any loss, damage, injury or expense, suffered or incurred as a result of reliance on the information on this website.

In addition, reference to any products, services, processes or other information by trade name, trademark, manufacturer, supplier or otherwise does not constitute or imply any endorsement, sponsorship or recommendation by SHF unless expressly stated otherwise.

The appearance on the website of any advertisements does not constitute an endorsement by SHF and SHF does not investigate any claims made by any advertiser. Product information is based solely on material received from suppliers. SHF reserves the right to exclude any material submitted, and any decision to exclude material will be at the sole discretion of SHF.

SHF may change, delete, add to, or otherwise amend information contained on this website without notice.

Charity place conditions of entry

Somerville Heart Foundation Charity Place

Conditions of entry ( Also listed on the website under terms:

Participants understand that the event is not organised by Somerville Heart Foundation but by a third party (Event Organiser). It is the responsibility of the participant to read any terms and conditions issued by the Event Organisers and comply with these.

A non-refundable registration fee is required to reserve your place. The fee will be communicated to you by email as well as how to make payment.

By registering for this challenge, you are pledging to raise the minimum sponsorship fee as communicated by email (in addition to the registration fee). You must endeavour to raise as much as possible above this amount.

You must carry out your fundraising in accordance with the guidelines set out in the fundraising pack, which will be sent out to you following confirmation of your registration.

Should you, for whatever reason, not take up your place, all sponsor forms and sponsor money collected must be forwarded to Somerville Heart Foundation or returned to sponsors if request and if this is possible.

You will contact Somerville Heart Foundation immediately if you need to withdraw from the event.

You agree to complete an online registration with the event organiser if needed and understand failure to do by the deadline may result in your place being lost.

Participants must be at least 18 years old by the event date.

By completing the registration you confirm that, to the best of your knowledge, your general state of health and fitness is good. You acknowledge that you are taking part in this event at your own risk.

You agree that Somerville Heart Foundation and official third party providers may use without payment, notice or further consent any photographs, videos and other images in which you appear which are taken at an Event or Event-related occasion by our employees or suppliers or any participant or other person attending, in our brochure, website, social network marketing activities or any other relevant promotional material. Somerville Heart Foundation will not, however, identify anyone by name without their agreement.  Should you prefer that Somerville Heart Foundation do not use any such images in which you may appear which are taken at the Event or any Event-related occasion in any promotional materials or if you do not wish to be the subject of any photography, please notify us.

Contact us

Any questions regarding this Website should be sent to SHF using our contact form. Updated: 29 March 2022