Terms and conditions

Website terms of use

Access to and use of this site ('makaton.org') is provided by The Makaton Charity subject to the following terms:

By using makaton.org you agree to be legally bound by these terms, which shall take effect immediately on your first use of makaton.org. If you do not agree to be legally bound by all the following terms please do not access and/or use makaton.org.

The Makaton Charity may change these terms at any time by posting changes online. Please review these terms regularly to ensure you are aware of any changes by The Makaton Charity. Your continued use of the website after changes are posted means you agree to be legally bound by these terms as updated and/or amended.

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In the context of these Terms of Use, the following words shall have the following meanings:

"website" means any website under the ownership or control of The Makaton Charity from which a link has been created to these terms of use;

"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 or making an order.

Use of the website

You may not copy, reproduce, republish, download, post, broadcast, transmit, make available to the public, or otherwise use the website content in any way except for your own personal, non-commercial use. You also agree not to adapt, alter or create a derivative work from the website content except for your own personal, non-commercial use. Any other use of makaton.org content requires the proper written permission of The Makaton Charity. 

Disclaimers and limitation of liability

The website content, including the information, names, images, pictures, logos and icons regarding or relating to The Makaton Charity, its products and services (or to third party products and services), is provided "AS IS" and on an "IS AVAILABLE" basis without any representations or any kind of warranty made (whether express or implied by law) to the extent permitted by law, including the implied warranties of satisfactory quality, fitness for a particular purpose, non-infringement, compatibility, security and accuracy.

Under no circumstances will The Makaton Charity be liable for any of the following losses or damage (whether such losses where foreseen, foreseeable, known or otherwise): (a) loss of data; (b) loss of revenue or anticipated profits; (c) loss of business; (d) loss of opportunity; (e) loss of goodwill or injury to reputation; (f) losses suffered by third parties; or (g) any indirect, consequential, special or exemplary damages arising from the use of the website regardless of the form of action.

The Makaton Charity does not warrant that functions contained in the website content will be uninterrupted or error free, that defects will be corrected, or that the website or the server that makes it available are free of viruses or bugs.

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, The Makaton Charity does not accept any liability to any person relating to the use of any such information.

While The Makaton Charity 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.

Third-party websites

The website may contain links to websites operated by parties other than The Makaton Charity. Such links are provided for the user’s convenience only. The Makaton Charity does not control such websites, and is not responsible for their content. The Makaton Charity'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.

Online transactions

The Makaton Charity 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 Makaton Charity reserves the right to refuse to accept any registration and to refuse to supply any goods or services to any individual.

Personal information provided to or gathered by The Makaton Charity for transaction purposes will only be used by The Makaton Charity and our financial agents to process your order and retain a record of that transition.

To learn more about what personal information may be gathered and how it is handled, please refer to our privacy policy .


Although the website uses encryption security software in areas where online 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 will be borne solely and exclusively by the user and in no event will any such loss in whole or part be borne by The Makaton Charity or its agents.


Where you are invited to submit any contribution to the website (including any text, photographs, graphics, video or audio) you agree, by submitting your contribution, to grant The Makaton Charity a perpetual, royalty-free, non-exclusive, sub-licensable right and license to use, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, translate, create derivative works from, distribute, perform, play, make available to the public, and exercise all copyright and publicity rights with respect to your contribution worldwide and/or to incorporate your contribution in other works in any media now known or later developed for the full term of any rights that may exist in your contribution and in accordance with privacy restrictions set out in The Makaton Charity's Privacy Policy. If you do not want to grant to The Makaton Charity the rights set out above, please do not submit your contribution to the website.

By submitting your contribution to the website, you:

warrant that your contribution;

  • is your own original work and that you have the right to make it available to The Makaton Charity for all the purposes specified above;
  • is not defamatory; and
  • does not infringe any law; and
  • indemnify The Makaton Charity against all legal fees, damages and other expenses that may be incurred by The Makaton Charity as a result of your breach of the above warranty; and
  • waive any moral rights in your contribution for the purposes of its submission to and publication on the website and the purposes specified above.

If you post or send offensive or inappropriate content anywhere on the website or otherwise engage in any disruptive behaviour on the website, and The Makaton Charity considers such behaviour to be serious and/or repeated, The Makaton Charity may use whatever information that is available to it about you to stop any further such infringements. This may include informing relevant third parties such as an employer, school or email provider about the infringement/s.

The Makaton Charity reserves the right to delete any contribution, or take action against any account, at any time, for any reason.


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 courts in all disputes arising out of or relating to the website and/or any transactions made on the website, or these terms of use.