Terms & Conditions

This page explains the African Bird Club (ABC) website’s terms and conditions of use. Please read these carefully before using our website.

By using our website, you agree to these terms and conditions. If you do not agree with any of them, you should not use our website.

We may revise these terms and conditions at any time without notice. You will agree to any changes if you continue to use our website after the terms and conditions have been revised.


You may access all areas of our website without registering your details with us but to become a member of ABC, make a donation to us or apply for an award from us, you will need to provide us with certain personal information.

We permit access to our website on a temporary basis, and we may withdraw or amend any service we provide on it at any time without notice. If the need arises, we may suspend access to our website or close it indefinitely.

We do not guarantee uninterrupted or reliable access to our website, and we will not be liable if for any reason it is unavailable to you for any period.


You may use our website only for lawful purposes and in accordance with these terms and conditions.

Misuse of our website may lead to us taking legal action against you.

Our website contains material that is owned or controlled by us and material that is owned or controlled by third parties and licensed to us. This material includes text, images and audio recordings. You may view, listen to, download, print and store the material for your own personal use only.

You may not use the material for any commercial purpose or pass off our or third parties’ material as your own. It is protected by copyright and other intellectual property laws and may not be copied, reproduced, modified or distributed without our permission. You can request our permission by writing to us at – African Bird Club, c/o BirdLife International, The David Attenborough Building, Pembroke Street, Cambridge, CB2 3QZ, UK.


You may link to our home page only, provided you do so from your own website and in a way that is fair and legal and does not damage our reputation or take advantage of it. You must not establish a link in such a way as to suggest any form of association with us, or that any approval or endorsement has been given by us, where none exists. We reserve the right to withdraw linking permission at any time without notice.

Our website may not be framed on any other site.

Our website contains links to other websites which are not under our control or maintained by us. These links are for your convenience only and their inclusion does not imply any endorsement by us of the content on the linked websites, for which we are not responsible.


We do not provide any guarantees, conditions or warranties that the material on our website is always current, accurate, complete or free from computer viruses.

We aim to update material on our website regularly, although we are under no obligation to keep it up-to-date, and we may change or remove content at any time without notice.

The information contained in our website has been published in good faith and we do our best to ensure that it is correct. However, occasionally, it may be incorrect or incomplete due to human error or circumstances beyond our control.

Downloading any material on our website is entirely at your own risk.

We do not publish advice on our website.


We accept no liability for any loss, disruption or damage that may come from your use of or inability to use our website (or any website linked to or from it), or from you downloading or relying on any material on our website (or any website linked to or from it). 


You must not misuse our website by knowingly introducing viruses, trojans, worms, logic bombs or any other material that is malicious or technologically harmful.

You must not attempt to gain unauthorised access to our website, the server on which it is stored or any server, computer or database connected to it.

You must not attack our website or participate in any attack on it.

We will report any attacks or attempts to gain unauthorised access to our website to the relevant law enforcement authorities and we may disclose information about you to them.

Governing law

These terms and conditions are governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of England and Wales. Any claim or dispute relating to these terms and conditions, or your use of our website, will be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of England and Wales.

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