Website Terms and Conditions

  1. This agreement is between you, the user of the Freethinker, an online magazine (“the Website”), and G.W. Foote & Co. Limited (“the Company”), the publisher of the Website, and in regard to the Website Services (defined below). 
  1. These terms and conditions are intended to provide the Website’s visitors and Freethinker members with a guide as to how all aspects of the Website services are accessed and how you can and should interact with these services. 

Website terms of use

  1. The Website services are provided by and maintained by the Company for your information, communication, entertainment and enlightenment. The Website services which it offers include content, calendar events and comments. By using these services either as a visitor or as a member, you may need to download software and/or content and/or agree to additional terms. If you choose to participate in any of these services you will be bound by any applicable and additional terms as well as these website terms of use.
  1. Your agreement with the Company includes these Website terms of use and in addition the Website’s Privacy and Cookie Policy, which sets out the terms on which the Company processes any personal data that is collected from you via the Website, or that you provide via the Website and information about how your use of the Website’s services is monitored so that the Company is able to improve your user experience. Please read the Privacy and Cookie Policy so that you understand the Company’s privacy practices. You warrant that all data provided by you is accurate. The link can be accessed at the bottom of the home page on the Website, or can be found here: 

Accessing the Website services

  1. Parts of the Website services are only accessible to Freethinker members and not to visitors. In addition, the Company may not offer or make available all of these services or content to residents of certain countries.
  1. If you are required to register on the Website to access some or all of its content, you agree that you will keep your user name and/or password confidential and will not share this information with any third party. You also agree that you will not register multiple email addresses. The Company may terminate or restrict your use of its service if you violate these website terms of use or are engaged in illegal or fraudulent use of these services.


  1. The Company may in its absolute discretion change, remove, suspend or discontinue any aspect of the Website services at any time including the availability of any content (for example, comments may be suspended on an article). 

The content of the Website

  1. The content, trademarks, copyright, patents, logos, domain names and other related intellectual property rights or other features of the Website belong to the Company or to its licensors. Your use of the Website services does not grant you any rights in the Company’s and/or its licensors’ intellectual property, whether for commercial or non-commercial use.
  1. The Company grants its users a licence to access and use the Website services and intellectual property rights (subject to your ability to access these services as set out above) and to the following usage restrictions:
  • you may use these services for personal, private and non-commercial purposes; but
  • you must not commercially exploit, or sell any content appearing on the Website (this does not apply to any user content posted by you and in which you retain ownership rights – see paragraph on user-generated content below).
  1. You acknowledge that (i) in using the Website services services the Company and its third party affiliates, if any, may at some stage provide advertising and other information to you; (ii) some links to books and other items for sale on Amazon or other websites may, without further notice to you, earn us a small referral fee.

User-generated content

  1. Users of the Website services may be given an opportunity to interact with the content provided and submit, post and/or upload their own content (including comments and calendar events). In posting your content, you confirm to the Company that you are the owner or have consent from the owner to post the content and that the content complies with the Freethinker Community Guidelines and does not defame any person, company or business or violate the privacy rights, copyright and other intellectual property rights, contract rights or any other rights of any person.
  1. By submitting content, you grant the Company a non-exclusive, transferable, sub-licensable, perpetual, royalty-free worldwide licence to use any of the content that you post on or in connection with the Website services and you also irrevocably waive the benefit of any moral rights you may have in any such material. The Company does not claim any ownership rights in your content and you continue to retain all ownership rights in your content. If you believe that your rights have been infringed in relation to your content, please contact 
  1. By submitting content, you also warrant that you have read and agree to be bound by the Freethinker’s Community Guidelines, which are incorporated in these Website terms of use and govern all interactions with us.
  1. The Company does not endorse any user-generated content nor does it guarantee the accuracy or authority of any user -generated content. The Company reserves the right to remove your content and to remove, suspend or discontinue your opportunity to submit, post and/or upload content, at any time and for any reason at its sole discretion and without further recourse to you.


  1. The Company will always aim to provide you with the best service it can, but the Website services are provided “as is” and the Company does not and cannot promise that all of the information provided in these services will always be 100% accurate. The information provided by the Website services is for information purposes only and does not constitute advice. All these services are provided without any warranties or guarantees.
  1. Some of the information provided by the Website may be supplied to the Company by its third party partners. The Company has no control over third party content and is unable to guarantee the accuracy of such third party content. You agree that you access any content at your own risk. Before relying on any information, whether it is from the Company or from its third party partners, the Company advises you to verify the accuracy of such information.
  1. While the Company will do its best to ensure that the Website services are fully operational at all times, it is not responsible for and shall not be liable to you for any problems or temporary interruptions in using these services arising from factors outside of the Company’s control (e.g. technical problems from traffic congestion on the internet) or for any problems arising from participating in or from downloading third party content.
  1. To the extent permissible by law, the Company is not responsible for any loss or damage resulting from use of the Website or from any content posted on or through the Website or its services.

Limitation of our liability to you

  1. You agree, that to the extent permissible by law, your sole remedy for any problems, issues or concerns with the Website services is to stop using these services, whether as a member or as a visitor.
  1. Furthermore and without prejudice to the foregoing, neither the Company nor any of its agents, employees, editorial staff or contractors, shall be liable to you for any monetary claims of any description arising out of or relating to this agreement. The agents, employees, editorial staff and contractors of the Company shall be entitled to enforce this clause pursuant to the Contracts (Rights of Third Parties) Act 1999.

Changes to these terms

  1. The Company may amend these Website terms of use at any time to ensure that it remains compliant with relevant laws and regulations and to ensure that it is constantly improving your experience in using the Website services, so please ensure that you check the Website terms of use frequently. By continuing to use these services after any changes are made, you accept those changes and will be bound by them.

Applicable law and jurisdiction

  1. This agreement and any non-contractual obligations arising of this agreement shall be governed by and construed in accordance with English law, and any dispute arising out of or relating to the same shall be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English courts.  

Other information

  1. In these website terms of use the following words and expressions will have the following meanings:

(i) The Company’s content means any text, files, images, photos, graphics, video, sounds, musical works, or any other materials that it publishes or posts on or through the Website services.

(ii) ‘Third party content’ means any text, files, images, photos, graphics, video, sounds, musical works, or any other materials published or posted on or through the Website services by the Company’s third party partners.

(iii) ‘Your content’ means any text, files, images, graphics, photos, video, sounds, musical works, or any other materials that a user posts on or through the Website services.
(iv) The ‘Website services’ mean all services provided by the Company through or in relation to the Freethinker Website, whose home page is