Website Terms of Use

1. Introduction

1.1 We are The Society of St. Columban for Foreign Missions known as the "Columban Missionaries". Our contact information is at the end of this document.

1.2 Please read these terms and conditions carefully. They replace any previous versions. Please print or save these terms for future use as we cannot guarantee that they will remain accessible on our website in future. They are available in English only.

1.3 These terms and conditions are a contract between you and us concerning use of our website.

1.4 Where we refer to "Consumer" below we mean an individual acting for purposes which are wholly or mainly outside that person’s trade, business, craft or profession.

2. Changes to the terms and conditions

2.1 We may change these terms and conditions by posting the revised version on our website at any time. Please check our website from time to time. You will be bound by the revised agreement if you continue to use our website following the effective date shown.

3. Competitions

3.1 This section applies to each competition on this website unless otherwise stated.


3.2 You must comply with these terms and conditions and with any other applicable competition rules or requirements on our website including as to age, country of residence, deadline, number of entries.

3.3 Anyone connected with organisation of the competition is ineligible.

3.4 You must ensure that all information you provide us is correct including contact information and that you will tell us immediately if there are any important changes.

3.5 Entries must be made via our website or by any other means we specify. We accept no responsibility for entries which are incomplete, delayed, damaged or not received by us by the closing date for whatever reason.

3.6 Entries must be sent by the person entering the competition. Entries via other people or automated means (e.g., bots) are invalid. Exceptions may be made in cases such as an entrant’s teacher or parent submitting their entry, but these will be deemed valid or invalid at our discretion.

3.7 You promise that:

  • the entry is your own original work;

  • it doesn't break anyone else's intellectual property, privacy or other rights

  • if the entry includes images of other people, you have obtained their consent or, if they are under 18 years, their parent / guardian and that you will produce the consent if we ask for it; and

  • if the entry includes an image of someone else's artwork, you have made reasonable efforts to get permission from the artwork's creator or owner.

Notifying winners

3.8 We will take reasonable steps to notify the winner by email to the email address you supplied to us. It is your responsibility to ensure that this is correct. The winner will have 3 days from the date of our email to notify us of acceptance and to provide us with any information requested such as proof of age or identity and/or bank details. We may make additional attempts to contact the winner but aren't obliged to do so. If we do not receive the acceptance email and any proof requested within 3 days of our email (or any extended period that we allow), the award of the prize to that winner will be cancelled and we will award the prize to a new winner.


3.9 The winner's prizes will be as specified on our website.

3.10 We are entitled to withhold prizes unless and until we are satisfied that the winner is entitled to it in accordance with these terms and conditions.

3.11 Winners are responsible for paying any taxes or duties applicable to their prizes.

Our rights

3.12 In all matters arising in connection with the competition, the judge's decision shall be final and no correspondence will be entered into.

3.13 We have the right to reject or exclude your competition entry, cancel your prize and/or close or delete your account at any time if we think that you haven't complied with these terms and conditions or with any applicable competition rules or requirements or that you have behaved inappropriately towards us or other users or that you have cheated or attempted to cheat in any competition or that it is necessary to protect us or other users.

3.14 We have the right to cancel the competition at any time and for any reason.

How we can use your entry

3.15 You remain the owner of the copyright in your entry. See our Privacy Policy (section 7) for information on how we use your entry.

4. Acceptable use policy

4.1 You agree not to do any of the following in connection with our website:

  • break the law or infringe anyone else's rights;

  • victimise or harass other people;

  • use offensive, obscene, abusive or other inappropriate language;

  • deceive or mislead anyone;

  • impersonate anyone;

  • link to unlawful or otherwise inappropriate content;

  • use the website with a view to competing with us or infringing our rights;

  • disrupt our website, e.g spam, viruses or phishing;

  • interfere with or damage our website or gain unauthorised access to any part of our system, data, passwords or otherwise;

  • intercept or modify communications;

  • impose an unreasonable load on our website;

  • get around any security or other features including those designed to stop copying of content; or

  • attempt, encourage or assist any of the above.

5. Content on our site

5.1 We cannot guarantee that any general information or guidance that we may make available on our website is accurate or up to date. You rely on it at your own risk.

5.2 We reserve the right without notice or refund to suspend, alter, remove or delete content or to disclose to the relevant authorities or to a complainant any content or behaviour if it is the subject of complaint or where we have reason to believe that it breaches our terms and conditions, or that such steps are necessary to protect us or others, or that a criminal offence may have been committed, or if we are required to do so by law or appropriate authority.

6. Other peoples' services / advertising / websites

6.1 We may display other peoples' services, advertising and /or links to other websites. We do not recommend or endorse, nor are we legally responsible for, any of these. You use them at your own risk.

7. If you create an account on our site

7.1 If we permit you to create an account on our website, this is for your personal use only. You must not allow anyone else to use your account. You agree to take reasonable care to keep your login information confidential and to tell us immediately of any apparent breach of security such as loss or misuse of a password. You are responsible for other people who use your account or identity (unless and to the extent that we are at fault).

8. Restrictions on our legal responsibility – very important

8.1 Nothing in this agreement in any way limits or excludes our liability for negligence causing death or personal injury or for fraudulent misrepresentation or for anything which may not legally be excluded or limited. In this section, any reference to us includes our employees and agents, who have the right to enforce this agreement.

8.2 If you are a Consumer, we are not responsible for any loss or damage where:

  • there is no breach of a legal duty owed to you by us;

  • such loss or damage was not reasonably foreseeable (meaning it was not an obvious consequence of our breach or not contemplated by you and us at the time we entered into this contract);

  • (and to the extent that) such loss or damage is your fault, for example by not complying with this agreement; or

  • such loss or damage relates to a business.

8.3 If you are a Consumer, you will be responsible to us for any reasonably foreseeable loss or damage we suffer (including claims made by other people) resulting from your breach of this agreement.

8.4 The following clauses apply only if you are a business:

  • In no event (including our own negligence) will we be liable for any:
    a) economic losses (including, without limit, loss of revenues, profits, contracts, business or anticipated savings);
    b) loss of goodwill or reputation;
    c) special, indirect or consequential losses; or
    d) damage to or loss of data
    (even if we have been advised of the possibility of such losses).

  • You will indemnify us against all claims and liabilities directly or indirectly related to your use of the website and/or breach of this agreement.

  • To the extent allowed by law, you and we exclude all terms, whether imposed by statute or by law or otherwise, that are not expressly stated in this agreement.

9. Intellectual property rights

9.1 The intellectual property rights in all material used on or in connection with our website are owned by us or our suppliers, partners or other users. For your personal use only, you may view such material on your device. You must not otherwise use such material including copying, publishing, selling or altering it or taking extracts from it without our specific prior written consent.

9.2 Just to be clear - you must not collect, scrape, harvest, frame or deep-link to any information on our website without our specific prior written consent.

10. If our website doesn't work properly

10.1 We do not guarantee that our website will be uninterrupted or error-free and we are not responsible for any losses arising from such errors or interruptions. We are entitled, without notice and without liability (a) to suspend the website for repair, maintenance, improvement or other technical reason and (b) to make changes to our website.

11. Things we can't control

11.1 We are not liable for failure to perform or delay in performing any obligation under this agreement if the failure or delay is caused by any circumstances beyond our reasonable control including third party telecommunication failures and epidemics/pandemics.

12. Your personal information - see our privacy policy

12.1 You agree that we can deal with your personal information in accordance with our Privacy Policy which may change from time to time.

13. English law and courts

13.1 These terms and conditions shall be governed by English law and any disputes will be decided only by the courts of the United Kingdom. If you are a Consumer, you will benefit from any mandatory provisions of the law of the country in which you are resident. Nothing in these terms and conditions affects your rights as a Consumer to rely on such mandatory provisions of local law.

14. General

14.1 We may send all notices under this agreement by email to the most recent email address you have supplied to us. You can send notices to our email address shown below. Headings used in this agreement are for information and not binding. If either of us overlooks any breach of this agreement by the other, it can still be actioned later. If any part of this agreement is ineffective or unenforceable for any reason, the rest of the agreement shall continue to apply. We may transfer this agreement to a third party but this will not affect your rights or obligations. A person who is not a party to this agreement shall have no rights to enforce this agreement except insofar as stated otherwise.

15. Complaints

15.1 If you have any complaints, please contact us via the contact details shown below.

16. Contact information

16.1 Name: The Society of St. Columban for Foreign Missions known as the "Columban Missionaries"

16.2 Address: St. Columban's, Widney Manor Road, Solihull, West Midlands, B93 9AB, UK

16.3 Registered charity number (England and Wales): 221594

16.4 Contact email address:

Version number: 1.1

Effective date: 14 September 2022