Terms and Conditions

Things you should know before using or accessing this website. This website is owned and operated by SPCK – Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge registered in England and Wales under charity number 231144. Our main trading address is 36 Causton Street, London, SW1P 4ST, United Kingdom. We can also be contacted by email at contact@spckpublishing.co.ukOur VAT number is GB 232807182.

By accessing or using this site, you agree to the terms set out in this Terms of Use agreement (Terms) and any other documents referred to in it. These Terms may be changed at any time by us. Your continued access to and use of this website will mean that you agree to be bound by the most current version of the Terms. These Terms apply to all contracts between you and us. You agree that you have read and understood these Terms. These Terms were last updated on 24th January 2021.


“We”, “us”, “our”, means SPCK – Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge. “You”, “your” means the person using the Website under these Terms. “Working days” means all days other than Saturdays, Sundays, and Public Holidays.

1. Changes to the website

You acknowledge and accept that we may from time to time alter any aspect of this website, or any of the services or products provided through the website, as we think fit and without notice to you. We do not guarantee the availability of the website at any time. If the need arises, we may suspend access to our site, or close it indefinitely. Any of the material on our site may be out of date at any given time, and we are under no obligation to update such material.

2. Linking to our site

2.1 You may link to our website, provided you do so in a way that is fair and legal and does not damage our reputation or take advantage of it, but you must not establish a link in such a way as to suggest any form of association, approval or endorsement on our part where none exists.

2.2 You must not establish a link from any website that is not owned by you.

2.3 Our site must not be framed on any other site. We reserve the right to withdraw linking permission without notice.

3. Links from our site

3.1 The website may incorporate links to other websites of third parties. Such links are provided for your convenience only, and their provision does not constitute an authorisation by us to you to access such third party websites, nor an endorsement of the content of such third party sites by us.

3.2 You acknowledge and accept that we are not, and will not be held responsible for any damages, loss, costs or expenses arising from the use of such third party websites or products or services available through such third party websites.

4. Security

4.1 We take your online privacy seriously. However, although we use appropriate encrypted security software on our website, the security of information transmitted via the Internet cannot be guaranteed. Any losses incurred or sustained by you as a result of transmitting information by means of email or other internet link will be borne solely and exclusively by you.

4.2 Unless a member of our staff has been fraudulent or negligent, we will not be liable to you for any losses you may suffer as a result of unauthorised access by a third party to the information you transmit when you set up an account.

5. Additional rules

5.1 This website may from time to time contain various blogs, competitions and forums that may be governed by additional rules. Please read those rules, posted or linked at each feature before participating in them, as they form part of these terms to which you agree through your continued use of this site.

6. Your conduct

6.1 You must use the website for lawful purposes only and in accordance with the Prohibited Content Policy (clause 9).

6.2 You must not send for display on the website any material that is unlawful including but not limited to material which is defamatory, obscene, inflammatory, indecent, menacing, in breach of privacy or confidence, infringes copyright or trademark rights.

6.3 You must not send material containing software viruses or otherwise use the website in any way that interrupts access to it.

6.4 You agree not to delete, modify or alter any material posted by any other users or entity not related to them.

6.5 In respect to the security of the Site, you are prohibited from violating or attempting to violate the security of the Site, including without limitation:

6.5.1 Accessing or attempting to access data not intended for your use or logging or attempting to log on to a server or another User’s account (which the Users are not authorized to access);

6.5.2 Attempting to probe, scan or test the vulnerability of a system or network or to breach the security or authentication measures of the Site without authorization;

6.5.3 Attempting to interfere with the service of any other Users, hosts or networks, including without limitation, submitting a virus to the Site, overloading, flooding, spamming, mail bombing or crashing or such other acts, which are intended to disrupt the functionality of the Site.

7. Privacy

We will use the details supplied by you only in accordance with our Privacy Policy.

8. Registration

8.1 Although you are able to download PDFs without registering your details on our website, in order to continue to download content or post messages on any of our blogs or forums, you need to register your details with us. On registration, you must provide us with accurate and complete registration information and it is your responsibility to inform us of any changes to that information (to your email address in particular) by updating your details in your personal account section.

8.2 On first registration you will choose a user name and password (ID). None of our employees or agents will ever ask you for this password. Do not disclose this password to anyone under any circumstances whatsoever.

8.3 You are responsible for all use of your ID and for preventing unauthorised use of your ID. If you believe there has been any breach of security such as the disclosure, theft or unauthorised use of your ID or any payment information you must notify us immediately by contacting us at contact@spckpublishing.co.uk.

8.4 In order to register you are required to comply with our website’s terms and conditions of use.

9. Prohibited Content Policy

9.1 It is a condition of use of this Website that you will not post any Prohibited Content on any blog and/or forum as set out below. You will not:

9.1.1 publish falsehoods or misrepresentations that could damage us or any third party;

9.1.2 submit content or provide links to websites that are unlawful, obscene, defamatory, libellous, threatening, pornographic, harassing, hateful, racially or ethnically offensive, or encourage such conduct that would be considered a criminal offence, give rise to breach of contract, break any law, or are otherwise inappropriate;

9.1.3 post or encourage an illegal or unauthorised copy of work protected by a third party’s copyright, including but not limited to providing pirated computer programmes or links to them, providing information to circumvent manufacture-installed copy-protect devices, or providing pirated music or links to pirated music files;

9.1.4 submit material that is otherwise subject to third party rights unless you have the relevant permission to use such material and publish it on the Website;

9.1.5 impersonate another person;

9.1.6 post advertisements or solicitations of business; or

9.1.7 solicit personal information from anyone.

9.2 Any content which includes any of the content set out at clause 9.1 is Prohibited Content. We may, in our absolute discretion, deem any other Content not listed in clause 9.1 to be Prohibited Content.

9.3 We reserve the right to investigate and take appropriate action against anyone who, in our opinion, is in breach of this agreement, and in particular, provides Prohibited Content. Such action includes, but is not limited to, reporting the Prohibited Content and your details to the appropriate law enforcement agencies and removing the Prohibited Content from our Website.

9.4 We reserve the right to terminate your access to our Website, if you are, in our absolute discretion, deemed to be an infringer.

9.5 If you believe that any posting or review displayed on our Website contains Prohibited Content, please notify us immediately by contacting us at contact@spckpublishing.co.uk We will consider your notification and if we consider it to be appropriate we will take all reasonable steps to remove the Prohibited Content complained about within a reasonable time. 9.6 You will indemnify us for any breach of this condition.

10. Intellectual property rights

10.1 This site contains material that is owned or licensed by SPCK. Those works are protected by copyright laws and treaties around the world. All such rights are reserved. If you adapt any of the sessions on this site we request that you signpost those adaptations with your group. You may not upload, post, distribute, republish or retransmit, in any way any of the material on this site, including computer code and software.

10.2 All brand names, product names and titles used in this website are trade names and in some instances trade marks of their respective owners. No permission is given in respect of use of any of the above, and such use may constitute an infringement of the owners’ rights.

10.3 By posting messages, sending emails, inputting data answering questions uploading data or files or otherwise communicating with us through this website (a “Communication”), you are granting us a perpetual, non-exclusive, royalty free, unrestricted worldwide licence to use, display, sublicense, adapt, create derivative works from, transmit and copy such Communication and you waive your right to be identified as the author of such content and your right to object to derogatory treatment of it. The foregoing grant shall include the right to exploit any proprietary rights in such Communication, including but not limited to rights under trademark, copyright, service mark or patent laws in any relevant jurisdiction in any media.

11. Limitations of liability

11.1 Nothing in these Terms excludes or limits our liability for death or personal injury caused by our negligence or any other liability which cannot be excluded on a point of law.

11.2 Further to clause 2, we are providing this website on an “AS IS, AS AVAILABLE” basis to users. You use this website at your own risk.

11.3 Subject to 10.1 above, we will not be liable to you for any loss or damage in circumstances where or to the extent that:

11.3.1 neither we nor our employees or agents are in breach of a legal duty owed to you;

11.3.2 such loss or damage is not a reasonably foreseeable result of any such breach; or

11.3.3 any increase in loss or damage results from a breach by you of any term of this contract.

11.4 Except as expressly provided in these Terms and save for fraudulent misrepresentation, all conditions, representations and warranties (express or implied, statutory or otherwise) are excluded to the extent permitted by law including without limitation any implied warranties or conditions as to quality, fitness for purpose and reasonable skill and care.

11.5 Under no circumstances, including negligence, shall we or any affiliated company or individual be held liable for any direct, indirect, incidental, special or consequential damage (including, without limitation whether for loss of profit, loss of business, lost data, viruses that may infect your computer, depletion of goodwill or otherwise), costs, expenses or other claims for economic loss (howsoever caused) which arise out of or in connection with the Contract or your use of this website generally.

11.6 We further do not warrant that the website or the products and materials contained on such site are error-free, or that errors will be corrected, or that this site or the server from which it is run is free of viruses or other potentially harmful codes.

11.7 Commentary and other materials posted on our site are not intended to amount to advice on which reliance should be placed. We therefore disclaim all liability and responsibility arising from any reliance placed on such materials by any visitor to our site, or by anyone who may be informed of any of its contents.

12. Indemnity

You agree to defend, indemnify and hold us and any affiliated company or individual harmless from any and all liabilities, costs and expenses, including reasonable legal fees, related to any violation of these Terms by you or your authorised users, or in connection with the use of the website or the Internet or the placement or transmission of any message or information on this website by you or your authorised users.

13. Termination

This agreement may be terminated by us at any time without notice. In this event of termination, you are no longer authorised to have access to the site. All limitations on our liability and on your use of our material shall survive.

14. General

15.1 Our failure to insist upon the strict performance of any of your obligations under the Terms will not be construed as a waiver and will not affect our rights to require strict performance of such obligations.

14.2 If any provision of the Terms or part thereof is found to be invalid or unenforceable, the invalidity or unenforceability of such provision or part will not affect any other provision or the remainder of the provision in which such invalid or unenforceable part is contained, which will remain in full force and effect.

14.3 All notices will be in writing and may be served by either party on the other by hand, by email or by first class pre-paid post. The address for service, in the case of a notice from you to us, is specified at the top of this contract and, in the case of a notice from us to you, will be the address stated on your order or any other such address that is made available to us, whether a physical or email address.

14.4 Nothing in these Terms which form the agreement between you and us will give nor is intended to give rights to any third party under the Contracts (Rights of Third Parties) Act 1999 or otherwise.

14.5 These terms and conditions will be governed by and construed in accordance with English law and the parties will submit to exclusive jurisdiction of the English courts although we retain the right to bring proceedings against you for breach of these conditions in your country of residence or any other relevant country.

14.6 Neither we nor our affiliates make any representation that materials on this website are appropriate or available for use in locations outside the United Kingdom, and accessing them from territories where their contents are illegal is prohibited. Those who choose to access this website from other locations do so on their own initiative and are responsible for compliance with local laws.

14.7 A person who is not a party to these Terms and Conditions shall have no right under the Contracts (Rights of Third Parties) Act 1999 to enforce or rely upon any provision of them.

14.8 These Terms, along with any additional rules or conditions referred to herein and the Privacy Policy constitute the entire agreements and understanding between you and us as to your use of this website superseding all prior or contemporaneous communications and/or proposals.

15. Contact us

For full details of how to contact us please visit our Contact Us page


SPCK assumes no liability for any loss which may arise from reliance on information contained on this website or in respect of any error or omission of the website. While we endeavour to keep our information accurate and up to date, no warranty is given as to the accuracy of any information nor the performance or availability of the website. If you have specific queries you should contact us for guidance at contact@spckpublishing.co.uk. Furthermore, we accept no responsibility for the content of any other site linked to or referred to in this web site.