Copyright, permissions and linking notices
Summary: Legal notices about reproducing text or images from this site and linking to and from this site.
- Privacy statement
- Linking to our website, reciprocal links and other permissions
- Photocopying or other permission requests
- Using screen shots
All rights reserved. These materials (including without limitation all articles, text, images, logos etc.) are Copyright © 1995-2008 Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB). RNIB endeavours to ensure that the information on this website is correct but does not accept any liability for error or omission.
RNIB has tried to ensure that the contents of this website are accurate. However RNIB will not accept liability for any loss or damage or inconvenience arising as a consequence of any use of or the inability to use any information on this website. Visitors who use this website and rely on any information do so at their own risk. RNIB does not represent or warrant that the information accessible via the website is accurate, complete or up to date. Price and availability of information is subject to change without notice.
RNIB will not be liable (to the fullest extent permitted at law) for any loss, damage or inconvenience arising as a consequence of any use of or the inability to use any information on this site.
RNIB takes no responsibility for the contents of linked websites and links should not be taken as endorsement of any kind. RNIB has no control over the availability of the linked pages
RNIB is not a medical organisation, therefore we can only provide general information that is not intended to be a substitute for a proper medical assessment. The information is also not intended to be used for individual cases. If you have a specific question about your eye condition, we recommend that you consult an eye care professional.
The information contained on the website was correct at the time of writing. However, due to research and medical advances, the content may not be completely up to date.
RNIB will only collect, process and store information about you that we have openly collected from you or with your consent. The personal details you supply to RNIB, including any sensitive data, will be held for processing, research purposes, and for mailing you with information only about RNIB. Your details will be used only by RNIB and will not be made available to any third party unless otherwise stated at time of submission.
In addition to this we do log your IP address which is automatically recognised by our Web Server. We will only collect information that is relevant to providing the service.
If you use standard email for communication with RNIB, this will not be protected and you should be aware that RNIB cannot guarantee that it remains confidential whilst in transit. All email sent to RNIB will be monitored and checked to ensure our systems operate effectively.
Cookies are used on the RNIB Online Shop only.
RNIB Online Shop is secured using a Thawte Digital Certificate. This ensures that all information you send to us via the World Wide Web will be encrypted. Please go to the RNIB Online Shop secure registration page and click on the Thawte Authentic Site Seal which will verify the validity of our Thawte Certificate, and our commitment to your security.
If you would like to use a graphic or logo, you must request permission. Please complete the request form.
You do not need to request permission to create a text link from your website to any of RNIB's websites. However, please use extracts from the following descriptive text; RNIB reserves the right to request the removal of any link.
There are around two million people in the UK with sight problems and RNIB (Royal National Institute of Blind People) is the leading charity offering practical support and information to anyone with a sight problem. Our pioneering work helps - not just with braille, Talking Books and computer training but with imaginative and practical solutions to everyday challenges.
If you think we would be interested in linking to your website please fill in the request form. We get many submissions every day and our priority is to link to sites which are accessible to access technology users (see our Web Access Centre for advice on designing accessible websites). It's not necessary to resubmit your request and because we receive many requests a day it's not possible to notify everyone individually. We reserve the right to choose which sites we include and will not enter into any correspondence about our decision process.
Please complete the request form.
Users are permitted to copy some material for their personal use as private individuals only. Unless explicitly stated on the webpage, users must not republish any part of the data either on another website, or in any other medium, print, electronic or otherwise, or as part of any commercial service without the prior written permission of RNIB. If you require any further information on permitted use, or a licence to republish any material, please fill out the request form.
For all other requests for use of copyrighted material from RNIB's website, please complete the request form.
You may use screen shots of RNIB websites in print only with RNIB's permission. Please complete the request form.
Screen shots must appear without any alteration to the copy or graphical images. When using a screen shot, you must include the URL of the RNIB website and give credit to RNIB as follows:
Reprinted with permission from (url here).
© Copyright (year of creation) RNIB. All rights reserved.
For further information please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Used to locate and display web pages via a software application. The most popular ones are Netscape Navigator and Microsoft Internet Explorer.
Message given to a web browser by a web server. The message is then stored by the browser in a text file called cookie.txt. Each time the browser requests a page from the server, this message is sent back. A cookie's main objective is to identify users and personalise their visit by customising web pages for them for example by welcoming them by name next time they visit the same site.
All networks connected to the internet speak IP, the technical standard which allows data to be transmitted between two devices. TCP/IP (Transmission control Protocol/Internet Protocol) is responsible for making sure messages get from one computer to another and that the messages are understood.
If you are connected to the Internet you have one, for example it may look something like this - 126.96.36.199.
The computer which sends web pages to your computer.
Content author: email@example.com
Last updated: 08/04/2008 18:38
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