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Licence to use manlitphil.ac.uk

You agree to use manlitphil.ac.uk only for lawful purposes and in a considerate and responsible way that does not infringe the rights of, restrict or inhibit anyone else’s use and enjoyment of manlitphil.ac.uk. Prohibited behaviour includes:

  • using the website for any purpose that is against the law
  • harassing or causing distress or inconvenience to any person
  • transmitting defamatory, libellous, racist, obscene, pornographic, indecent, or offensive or menacing content which could cause anxiety to anyone else
  • using the website in any way that cause interruption or damage to the online services or renders them impaired or less efficient
  • using the website in any way that could cause damage or disruption to another user’s computer
  • using the website to transmit or upload computer viruses or other harmful files or programmes
  • collecting data about other users
  • transmitting or sending unsolicited commercial communications such as junk mail or spam.

Minimal age/parental consent

Until you are 18 years old, by using our online services, you certify that your parents have or legal guardian has consented to your use and agree to these terms on your behalf. Parental discretion is advised and we recommend that you review these terms with your parents/guardian before using our website. We may require your parents or legal guardian to provide a written acknowledgement of these terms on your behalf before we provide you with part or all of our online services.

Intellectual property

All copyright, trade marks, design rights, patents and other intellectual property rights (registered and unregistered) in and on manlitphil.ac.uk and all content (including all applications) located on the site shall remain vested in Manchester Literary and Philosophical Society (“Manchester Lit & Phil”) or its licensors (which includes other users). You may not copy, reproduce, republish, disassemble, decompile, reverse engineer, download, post, broadcast, transmit, make available to the public, or otherwise use manlitphil.ac.uk content in any way except for your own personal, non-commercial use. In certain prescribed circumstances, you may adapt, alter or create a derivative work from any manlitphil.ac.uk content for your own personal, non-commercial use, with the prior written permission of Manchester Lit & Phil which will be indicated against the relevant manlitphil.ac.uk content.

The names, images and logos identifying Manchester Lit & Phil or third parties and their products and services are subject to copyright, design rights and trademarks of Manchester Lit & Phil and/or third parties. Nothing contained in these terms shall be construed as conferring any licence or right to use any trademark, design right or copyright of Manchester Lit & Phil or any other third party.


You can contact us to make a complaint about any aspect of our online services or if you think your or a third party’s copyright has been infringed by our online service. Please submit full details to the following email address: info@manlitphil.ac.uk.

Third party websites

Our website may contain links to other third-party websites that are not owned or controlled by Manchester Lit & Phil. These links are provided for your convenience of access. If you use those links, you will leave Manchester Lit & Phil’s online services and you visit any linked site at your own risk. Manchester Lit & Phil is not responsible for any content, products, or services available on any other websites.

Disclaimers and limitation of liability

Manchester Lit & Phil is not responsible for the availability or content of any third-party sites that are accessible through manlitphil.ac.uk Any links to third party websites from manlitphil.ac.uk do not amount to any endorsement of that site by Manchester Lit & Phil and any use of that site by you is at your own risk.

Manchester Lit & Phil content, including the information, names, images, pictures, logos and icons regarding or relating to Manchester Lit & Phil, its products and services (or to third party products and services), is provided “as is’ and on an ‘as available’ basis. To the extent permitted by law, Manchester Lit & Phil excludes all representations and warranties (whether express or implied by law), including the implied warranties of satisfactory quality, fitness for a particular purpose, non-infringement, compatibility, security and accuracy. Manchester Lit & Phil does not guarantee the completeness or performance of the website or any of the content. While we try to ensure that all content provided by Manchester Lit & Phil is correct at the time of publication no responsibility is accepted by or on behalf of Manchester Lit & Phil for any errors, omissions or inaccurate content on the website.

Nothing in these terms limits or excludes Manchester Lit & Phil’s liability for death or personal injury caused by its proven negligence. Subject to the previous sentence, Manchester Lit & Phil shall not be liable for any of the following losses or damage (whether such damage or losses were 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 manlitphil.ac.uk regardless of the form of action.

Manchester Lit & Phil does not warrant that functions available on manlitphil.ac.uk will be uninterrupted or error free, that defects will be corrected, or that manlitphil.ac.uk or the server that makes it available are free of viruses or bugs. You acknowledge that it is your responsibility to implement sufficient procedures and virus checks (including anti-virus and other security checks) to satisfy your particular requirements for the accuracy of data input and output.


If any of these terms are determined to be illegal, invalid or otherwise unenforceable by reason of the laws of any state or country in which these terms are intended to be effective, then to the extent and within the jurisdiction in which that term is illegal, invalid or unenforceable, it shall be severed and deleted from these terms and the remaining terms shall survive and continue to be binding and enforceable.

The failure or delay of Manchester Lit & Phil to exercise or enforce any right in these terms does not waive Manchester Lit & Phil’s right to enforce that right.

These terms shall be governed by and interpreted in accordance with English law and you agree with Manchester Lit & Phil to submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English courts.

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