Thank you for visiting the Stella Maris Centenary website. Please read our terms and conditions carefully before using our website or making a donation to us.

These Terms also incorporate the following additional terms and policies which apply to your use of our websites:

  • Our Privacy Policy which sets out how we use the information you share with us
  • Our Cookies Policy which sets out what cookies are, why Stella Maris uses Cookies on its websites and your options relating to their use
  • Our Story Terms and Conditions

1. Who we are

This is a website of Stella Maris, a charity registered in England and Wales (1069833) and Scotland (SC043085), whose registered office is at 39 Eccleston Square London,  SW1V 1BX. References in these Terms to ‘we’ or ‘us’ are to Stella Maris (Apostleship of the Sea).

2. Changes

We may change these Terms at any time, in which case the amended Terms will be posted on our websites and will apply from the date we post them. Please check these Terms on each occasion you use our websites. If you continue to use our websites you will be bound by the latest Terms.

3. Using our websites

Our websites are made available free of charge. We may suspend, withdraw, discontinue or change all or any part of our websites without notice. We will not be liable to you if for any reason any of our websites, or part of them, are unavailable at any time or for any period.

You agree to only use our websites in a manner that complies with all applicable laws and regulations and is consistent with these Terms and does not infringe the rights of anyone else, nor restrict or inhibit their use and enjoyment of our sites (including, amongst other things, by hacking). We reserve the right in our sole discretion to deny any user access to our websites or any part of them without prior notice.

4. Registration

You may access and use most parts of our websites without registering your details with us. In cases where registration is required each registration must be for a single user only.

Please ensure that the details you provide us with are correct and complete and inform us immediately of any changes to the information that you provided when registering.

You must make sure that you keep your password confidential. This means that you must not share your password or let anyone else access your account. Always ensure you log out of your account at the end of your session to avoid anyone else using it. You should inform us immediately if you have any reason to believe that your password has become known to anyone else, or if your password is being, or is likely to be, used in an unauthorised manner. We may disable any user identification code or password, whether chosen by you or allocated by us, at any time, if in our opinion you have failed to comply with any of the provisions of these Terms.

5. Privacy

We use, store and process information about you in accordance with our Privacy Policy. By using our websites, you consent to our use, storage, and processing of your information in accordance with that policy.

6. Website content including user-generated content

For Story and memory pages please see our story terms and conditions

You must not post or transmit to our websites any of the following material:

  • knowingly false or misleading, defamatory, illegal, abusive, vulgar, hateful, harassing, liable to incite racial hatred, blasphemous, discriminatory, pornographic, sexually-oriented, threatening or invasive of a person’s privacy;
  • you do not own or for which you have not obtained all necessary licenses and/or approvals;
  • technically harmful (including, amongst other things, computer viruses, logic bombs, Trojan horses, worms, harmful components, corrupted data or other malicious software or harmful data);
  • Impersonating any person or entity, or falsely stating or otherwise misrepresenting your affiliation with anyone or entity;

If you post or transmit to any of our websites any material of the type prohibited above (or which otherwise results in a claim or action against us) and we incur any costs, expenses, liability or losses as a result then you agree to indemnify us for all such costs, expenses, liability, and losses.

If you post or transmit any material to any of our websites you grant us a non-exclusive, perpetual, royalty-free, worldwide license to use, highlight, comment, modify or reproduce your contributions in whole or part, in whatever form, on our websites, social media pages, and other communications and publications. We may remove or edit any material or posting you make on any of our websites at any time.

7. Complaints

If you have a complaint about any content on our websites, please contact us at [email protected].

Please provide: Your name, company or organisation name if relevant, and contact details and details of the exact content complained of and details of why you are complaining about that content.

Please note that no action can be taken without this information.

8. Intellectual property rights (IPRs)

All copyright, trademarks (whether registered or not) and other intellectual property rights on our websites and all photographs, footage, designs, images, text, software, data and other material on our websites or generated by our websites are owned by us or our licensors. You are permitted to use our websites and this material only as expressly authorised by us.

You are permitted to print and download extracts from our websites for your personal non-commercial use and for private study or teaching purposes, provided in each case that:

  • you do not remove or alter any copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials
  • any document is printed and copied entirely and is not used in a derogatory or misleading context;
  • The material is not used in a manner which may damage our reputation or otherwise be harmful to us or impair our ability to achieve our charitable objects
  • all use is for lawful purposes only.

No other use of material on our websites may be made without our prior written permission. The photographic, text and other graphic images within any products or publications supplied to you are copyright works and none of them may be copied, reproduced, licensed or otherwise exploited. If you wish to use any material on our websites other than in accordance with the terms above, please email your request to [email protected]

The Stella Maris name and logo are trade marks of Stella Maris. No permission is given by us in respect of the use of any such trade marks, names or logos and such use may constitute an infringement of the holder’s rights.

9. Disclaimers

The information provided on our websites is intended to provide general information only and, as such, should not be considered as a substitute for advice covering any specific situation. While we endeavour to ensure that the information on our websites is correct, we do not warrant the accuracy and completeness of that information. The material on our websites may be out of date, and we make no commitment to update such material.

We will not be liable for any damages or injury howsoever caused including, but not limited to, any failure of performance, error, omission, interruption, defect, delay in operation of transmission, computer virus, or line failure. We will not be liable for any damages or injury that result from the use of, or the inability to use, the materials in the Site howsoever caused.

We take every reasonable care to ensure that any payment made by you in connection with our websites is conducted via a secure link. However, the security of information and payments transmitted via the internet cannot be guaranteed and as we are not responsible for the operation of the secure link we will not, unless we are negligent, be liable for any loss you may suffer if a third party obtains unauthorised access to any information you provide.

11. Links

Our websites may contain links to third party websites. Such links are provided for your convenience only. We do not necessarily control such websites and are not responsible for their content. The mere inclusion of such links does not imply any endorsement of the material on those websites or any association with their operators. If you decide to access any of the third party websites linked to from our websites, you do so entirely at your own risk. We cannot guarantee that these links will work all the time and we have no control over the availability of the linked pages.

12. International laws

You are responsible for compliance with applicable local laws relating to the use of or otherwise connected with the Site. To the extent that this Site or any activity contemplated by it would infringe any law of a jurisdiction other than England, then you are prohibited from accessing this Site or attempting to carry on any such offending activity and this provision shall override all other provisions of these Terms and Conditions.

These Terms, use of our sites and the supply of products and services by us are governed by and to be interpreted in accordance with English law. In the event of any dispute arising in relation to these Terms, use of our sites or in relation to the supply of any products or services by us the English courts will have jurisdiction over the dispute. These Terms and our websites are provided in the English language only.

These Terms were last updated: 10 April 2020