Users and Friends of Hamilton Trust Agreement


LAST UPDATED: 09/02/2016

This agreement is between the William Rowan Hamilton Trust ('Hamilton Trust', 'we', 'our' and 'us') and the Friend to whom the Hamilton Trust has agreed to supply the Services ('the Friend' and 'you').

The following terms and conditions together with the Terms of Use set out your use of the Services supplied by the Hamilton Trust.

We may make changes to these terms from time to time. We may notify you of such changes by any reasonable means, including by posting the revised version of these terms on the Website. You can determine when we last changed these terms by referring to the 'LAST UPDATED' statement above. Your use of the Services following changes to these terms will constitute your acceptance of those changes. If you do not accept these terms please DO NOT continue to use the Services.


  1. The definitions and terms used in the Terms of Use apply to this agreement together with the following:

1.1 Donation means the annual amount payable by you to the Hamilton Trust for subscribing to the elected Services and as stated from time to time on the Website.

1.2 Friend person who has elected to donate to the Hamilton Trust and agree to benefit from the Services by completing the checkout process.

1.3 Services means as elected by the Friend on registration either:

1.3.1 Key Stage 1 subscription - including English, Maths, Science and cross-curricular Topic materials for Reception, Reception/Year 1, Year 1, Year 1/2, Year 2 and Year 2/3 and supporting materials for primary schools and their teachers; and/or

1.3.2 Lower Key Stage 2 subscription - including English, Maths, Science and cross-curricular Topic materials for Year 2/3, Year 3, Year 3/4, Year 4 an d Year 4/5 and supporting materials for primary schools and their teachers; and/or

1.3.3 Upper Key Stage 2 and Key Stage 3 Numeracy subscription - including English, Maths, Science and cross-curricular Topic materials for Year 4/5, Year 5, Year 5/6 and Year 6, Numeracy materials for Year 7 and Year 8, and supporting materials for primary schools and their teachers; and/or

1.3.4 Supporting resources for primary schools and their teachers.

1.4 Resources means the various plans and other materials (including the English, Maths, Science, and plans, topics, sessions and materials) made available by the Hamilton Trust on its Website as part of the Services.

1.5 Software means the various software (including but not limited to source code) deployed by the Hamilton Trust on the Website to enable a Friend to access the Services.


2. In consideration of becoming a Friend and of the obligations undertaken by you under this agreement you are granted a non-exclusive, non-transferable limited licence for a period of 12 months starting on the date of the Donation, to access your elected Services for your own personal use and/or as teaching aids.

3. You may throughout the 12 month period:

3.1 search, view, copy, download and print out the Resources relating to your elected Services from the Website; and

3.2 copy, revise, customise and use the Resources relating to your elected Services for the purposes set out in Clause 2.


4. The Friend shall not:

4.1 copy, print out or otherwise reproduce any Resources (in whole or part) for any commercial use or any of purpose except as permitted under this agreement or authorised in advance by the Hamilton Trust in writing;

4.2 mount or distribute any part of the Resources on any electronic network;

4.3 make available your username, password or other identification to the Services and/or any part of thereof to anyone. Where such disclosure of any such information occurs, the Friend shall inform the Hamilton Trust immediately so that we can take appropriate security measures. Without prejudice to any other right or remedy available to us we have the right to disable any username or password at any time, if in our opinion you have failed to comply with this clause. In addition, where you wish to terminate this agreement with us, you agree to inform us of the same so that we can update our records;

4.4 remove or alter any copyright notices or means of identification or disclaimers as they appear in the Resources;

4.5 attempt to duplicate, modify, disclose or distribute any portion of the Software;

4.6 attempt to reverse compile, disassemble, reverse engineer or otherwise reduce to human-perceivable form any of the Software, except as may be allowed by any applicable law which is incapable of exclusion by agreement between the parties;

4.7 transfer, temporarily or permanently, any rights or obligations under this agreement; and

4.8 use the Services and/or information extracted from the Resources for any illegal, fraudulent or immoral purposes.

5. The Hamilton Trust has the right to monitor use by the Friend of the Services in order to verify compliance with this agreement and the Terms of Use of the Website or to satisfy any law, regulation or authorised government request.


6. You shall notify us immediately of any errors or inaccuracies in respect of any information and/or data extracted from the Resources. In this regard, you shall contact us by email to

7. You acknowledge that the Hamilton Trust and our licensors own all intellectual property rights in the Software, Resources and the Services. Except as expressly stated in this agreement, this agreement does not grant you any rights to, or in, patents, copyrights, database rights, trade secrets, trade names, trade marks (whether registered or unregistered), or any other rights or licences in respect of the Software, Resources and the Services.

8. Our liability for any and all breaches of our obligations under this agreement (including for negligence) and for any and all damages and losses arising directly or indirectly out of any such breaches shall not in any circumstances exceed £100. Save as foresaid, we provide the Services and Resources on an 'as is' basis and make no guarantees, conditions, warranties or representations as to the quality, completeness or accuracy of any content made available by us. To the maximum extent permitted by law, we expressly exclude:

8.1 all conditions, warranties and other terms that might otherwise be implied by statute, common law or the law of equity into these agreement; and

8.2 any and all liability to you, whether arising under this agreement or otherwise in connection with your use and/or inability to use the Services.

The foregoing is a comprehensive limitation of liability that applies to all loss or damages of any kind, including (without limitation) compensatory, direct, indirect or consequential loss or damages; loss of data, income, revenue or profit; loss of business, contracts or goodwill; loss of anticipated savings; loss of or damage to property; claims of third parties; wasted management or office time; and for any other loss of damage of any kind, however arising and whether caused in tort (including negligence), breach of contract or otherwise, even if foreseeable. Notwithstanding the foregoing, nothing in this agreement is intended to exclude or limit any liability that may not by law be excluded or limited, and in particular none of the exclusions and limitations in this clause are intended to limit any rights you may have as a consumer under statutory rights which may not be excluded under applicable local law, nor in any way to exclude or limit our liability to you for death or personal injury resulting from our negligence or that of our employees or agents.

9. You warrant that you are at least 18 years of age and that you are the person whose details have been incorporated into the relevant registration form.


10. Subject to clause 12 below, the Friend may cancel the agreement by making a clear statement in writing to the Hamilton Trust by email ( or by post (1A Howard St, Oxford OX4 3AY) setting out the decision to cancel the agreement.

11. Subject to clause 12 below, on receipt from the Friend of a clear written statement cancelling this agreement the Hamilton Trust will reimbursement the Donation to the Friend in full.

12. The Friend acknowledges that his right to cancel and right of refund under clauses 10 and 11 above ends at the earliest of:

12.1 at the end of the fourteenth day after the day of Donation; or

12.2 immediately upon the first digital supply of the Services by us. Digital supply of the Service shall include any search, view, download, copy or print of the Resources (in whole or part) by you from the Website.


13. We will use reasonable endeavours to ensure that the Resources are accurate at the date of uploading to the Website or such updates to the same.

14. We warrant that as far as we are aware, the Resources and Software do not infringe any patents, designs or copyright of third party. In the event the Friend is aware and/or has reasonable suspicion that the Resources and/or Software may infringe the intellectual property or any third parties, you shall:

14.1 notify the Hamilton Trust as soon as it is practicable of any such claim being made;

14.2 authorise the Hamilton Trust (at our expense) to conduct any litigation that may ensue and negotiations for settlement of such claim; and

14.3 give the Hamilton Trust all information and assistance reasonably necessary to defend or settle such claim and you shall not compromise or settle such claim save that under no circumstances shall the Hamilton Trust admit liability for and/or on your behalf without your prior written consent, such consent not to be unreasonably withheld or delayed.

15. Notwithstanding Clause 14, the Hamilton Trust shall have no liability if the alleged infringement is based on:

15.1 use by the Friend of the Software and/or Resources in a manner contrary to the terms of this agreement or the Terms or Use; or

15.2 use by the Friend of the Software and/or Resources after notice of the alleged or actual infringement from the Hamilton Trust or any other person.

16. The Parties agree that this agreement together with the Terms of Use sets out the Friend’s sole and exclusive rights and remedies, and our entire obligations and liability, for infringement of any patent, copyright, trade mark, database right or right of confidentiality.

17. We will take reasonable steps to ensure that relevant sections of the Resources and Software that we supply to you as part of your Services are virus-free. Notwithstanding the foregoing, the Hamilton Trust makes no representation or warranty or agrees or accepts any other condition or term that the whole or any part of the relevant Services will be accessible at all times or be virus free. We reserve the right, without notice, to suspend temporarily or alter the operation of the Services for legal, regulatory or technical reasons.

18. We reserve the right to update and/or make changes to the Resources from time to time at its sole discretion.


19. This agreement may be terminated by the Hamilton Trust if the Friend is in breach of any of its terms and if the breach is not remedied within the period of 7 working days after written notice of it has been given.

20. After expiry of the right of cancellation above a Friend may terminate this agreement at any time by giving the Hamilton Trust 7 day prior written notice by contacting the Hamilton Trust at Where the Hamilton Trust is not in breach of this agreement, no refund of the Donation shall be given to the Friend.

21. On termination of this agreement for any reason:

21.1 all licences granted under this agreement shall immediately terminate;

21.2 the Friend shall take reasonable steps to delete the information extracted from the Resources from any its electronic media, including the its intranet and electronic storage devices; and

21.3 the termination of this agreement shall not affect or prejudice the accrued rights of the parties as at termination, or the continuation after termination of any provision expressly stated to survive or implicitly surviving termination.


22. We are committed in our efforts to ensure that your personal data is protected and we are compliant with the Data Protection Act 1998. For information on our data protection practices, please read the Company’s privacy policy (‘Privacy Policy’).

23. You agree to the use of your data in accordance with the Privacy Policy.


24. The rights provided under this agreement are granted (as the case may be) to the Friend only.

25. This agreement is not intended to benefit anyone other than the Parties to it and, in particular, no provisions of this agreement shall be enforceable under the Contracts (Rights of Third Parties) Act 1999 by a third party.

26. If any provision (or part of a provision) of this agreement is found by any court or administrative body of competent jurisdiction to be invalid, unenforceable or illegal, the other provisions shall remain in force.

27. If any invalid, unenforceable or illegal provision would be valid, enforceable or legal if some part of it provisions are deleted, the provision shall apply with whatever modification is necessary to give effect to the commercial intention of the parties.

28. This agreement and such other terms and conditions set out on the Website (including but not limited to the Terms of Use) constitute the entire agreement and understanding of the parties and supersede any previous agreement between the parties relating to the subject matter of this agreement. Each of the parties acknowledges and agrees that in entering into this agreement it does not rely on, and shall have no remedy in respect of, any statement, representation, warranty or understanding (whether negligently made or not) of any person (whether party to this agreement or not) other than as expressly set out in this agreement.

29. This agreement shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of England, and the courts of England will have non-exclusive jurisdiction over any claim or dispute arising under or in connection with this agreement.

30. In case of any dispute, if, after contacting us, you feel we have not resolved your issue, you are able to use the EU Online Dispute Resolution Platform to help settle the dispute.