Terms and conditions of use

Terms and Conditions

Website terms and conditions

(1)        Introduction

These terms and conditions govern your use of our website; by using our website, you accept these terms and conditions in full. If you disagree with any part of these terms and conditions, do not use our website.

(2)        Intellectual property rights

Unless otherwise stated, we or our licensors own the intellectual property rights in the website and material on the website.  Subject to the licence below, all these intellectual property rights are reserved.

(3)        Licence to use website          

You may view, download for caching purposes only, and print pages from the website for your own personal use, subject to the restrictions below. 

You must not:

(a)        republish material from this website (including republication on another website);

(b)        sell, rent or otherwise sub-license material on the website;

(c)        reproduce, duplicate, copy or otherwise exploit material on our website for a commercial purpose;

(d)        edit or otherwise modify any material on the website; or

(e)        redistribute material from this website except for content specifically and expressly made available for redistribution (such as our newsletter).

(4)        Limitations of liability

The information on this website is provided free-of-charge, and you acknowledge that it would be unreasonable to hold us liable in respect of this website and the information on this website.

Whilst we endeavour to ensure that the information on this website is correct, we do not warrant its completeness or accuracy; nor do we commit to ensuring that the website remains available or that the material on the website is kept up-to-date.

To the maximum extent permitted by applicable law we exclude all representations, warranties and conditions (including, without limitation, the conditions implied by law of satisfactory quality, fitness for purpose and the use of reasonable care and skill).

Our liability is limited and excluded to the maximum extent permitted under applicable law.  We will not be liable for any direct or indirect loss or damage arising under these terms and conditions or in connection with our website, whether arising in tort, contract, or otherwise.  Without limiting the generality of the foregoing exclusion, we will not be liable for any loss of health, profit, contracts, business, goodwill, data, income, revenue or anticipated savings arising under terms and conditions or in connection with our website, whether direct or indirect, and whether arising in tort, contract, or otherwise.

However, nothing in these terms and conditions shall exclude or limit our liability for fraud, for death or personal injury caused by our negligence, or for any other liability which cannot be excluded or limited under applicable law.

(5)        Restricted access

We reserve the right to restrict access to areas of our website, or indeed our whole website, at our discretion.

If we provide you with a user ID and password to enable you to access restricted areas of our website or other content or services, you must ensure that that user ID and password is kept confidential.  You accept responsibility for all activities that occur under your user ID or password.

We may disable your user ID and password at our sole discretion.

(6)        Bulletin board / chat room / comments

You must not use our website in any way that causes, or may cause, damage to the website or impairment of the availability or accessibility of the website.

You must not use our website in any way which is unlawful, illegal, fraudulent or harmful, or in connection with any unlawful, illegal, fraudulent or harmful purpose or activity. 

You must not use our website for any purposes related to marketing without our express written consent. 

You must not use our website to copy, publish or send mass mailings or spam.

You must not use our website to copy, publish or send material which is illegal or unlawful, or material which could give rise to legal action under English and other applicable law.  All material you copy, publish or send via our website must not be defamatory, obscene, indecent, hateful, discriminatory or inflammatory; such material must not infringe any person’s intellectual property rights or rights of confidence, impinge upon any person’s privacy, or constitute incitement to commit a crime[; further, material must not be misleading, deceptive, sexually explicit, threatening, abusive, harassing or menacing.]

We reserve the right to edit or remove any material posted upon our website.

We may take such action as we deem appropriate to deal with the posting of unsuitable material, including suspending or cancelling your account, restricting your access to our website, or commencing legal proceedings against you.

In respect of all material that you post on our website, you grant to us a worldwide, irrevocable, non-exclusive, royalty-free licence to use, reproduce, adapt, publish, translate and distribute such material in any media, together with the right to sub-licence such rights.

(7)        Variation 

We may revise these terms and conditions from time-to-time. Please check this page regularly to ensure you are familiar with the current version.

(8)        Entire agreement

These terms and conditions, together with our privacy policy, constitute the entire agreement between you and us in relation to your use of our website, and supersede all previous agreements in respect of your use of this website.

(9)        Law and jurisdiction

This notice will be governed by and construed in accordance with English law, and any disputes relating to this notice shall be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of England.

(10)    Registrations and authorisations

We are subject to Data Protection Act 1998 (http://www.opsi.gov.uk/acts/acts1998/19980029.htm), which is supervised by Information Commissioners Office (http://www.ico.gov.uk/ ). We are also subjectto the General Data Protection Regulation 2018 (https://www.eugdpr.org/)

We are registered with The Charity Commission (http://www.charity-commission.gov.uk/), where a complete listing of our annual accounts can be accessed (http://apps.charitycommission.gov.uk/Showcharity/RegisterOfCharities/Cha...).  Our professional title is The Fungal Infection Trust, charity number 1147658 (http://www.fungalinfectiontrust.org/) and it has been granted in the United Kingdom.  We are subject to the Governance Framework which can be found at http://www.charity-commission.gov.uk/tcc/govframe.asp.

We subscribe to the following code of conduct: HONcode.  This code can be consulted electronically at http://www.hon.ch/.

(11)      Our contact detail

The full name of our charity is The Fungal Infection Trust.  We are registered in England & Wales under registration number 1147658 

Our registered address is: 

The Secretary

The Fungal Infection Trust

PO Box 482


Cheshire SK10 9AR

You can contact us by email to secretary@fungalinfectiontrust.org.

These terms and conditions are based on a template created and distributed by www.website-law.co.uk.


Please note that the recommendations for therapy given here are based on a synthesis of the literature and medical experience, which may at any time be incomplete, out-of-date or incorrect, although all reasonable efforts have been made by the Fungal Infection Trust to ensure that the recommendations are optimal and factually correct. All forms of invasive aspergillosis are a major therapeutic challenge and carry high failure rates. It is a condition of the Fungal Infection Trust (FIT) allowing you free access to the material on this web site that you accept that the Fungal Infection Trust: (a) will not be liable for any errors of fact or possible misinterpretation of therapeutic recommendations provided here; and (b) does not take any responsibility for any adverse events, including death or permanent disability, that might arise as a result of using any of the therapeutic (or diagnostic) recommendations given here. Any statements made in this web site are governed by English law. On no account shall any statement on this web site constitute an offer to provide services. No individual should take action on any therapeutic recommendation without first consulting a qualified physician. NOTE: This statement applies to all webpages, APP/applications, database information and content supplied by the FIT.

Advertising policy

The Fungal Infection Trust is an ethical and responsible charity that does not accept money or other incentive in order to endorse or recommend any product or service.

Any adverts appearing on the Aspergillus Website are not in any way endorsements of the advertised services or products and we do not accept any responsibility for those products or services. If you have any complaints about any advert you have seen on the Aspergillus Website please contact us and we will investigate. We will attempt to remove any advert we feel has caused justifiable complaint

Those company/charity logos that are displayed on the Aspergillus website are those of our sponsors. Our sponsors donate money to the charity as a whole and do not seek the influence the website in any way.

The Aspergillus website does not accept any interference from its sponsors with regard to editorial policy.

Those links that are present on the Aspergillus website are generally public resources with no commercial bias, or in some cases have been recommended by a member of the editorial board. We take no responsibility for the content of the websites we link to, as we have no control over them.

Google Analytics

Currently we are using Google Analytics to analyze the audience of the website and improve our content. No personal information is collected from Google Analytics. For further information on the privacy policy concerning Google Analytics, please go here, https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245?hl=en

Copyright Notice

Material published by The Fungal Infection Trust on these web pages is copyright The Fungal Infection Trust and may not be reproduced without permission. Copyright exists in all other original material published on the internet by staff of The Fungal Infection Trust and may belong to the author or to The Fungal Infection Trust, depending on the circumstances of publication.

All materials used with permission MUST show this copyright notice

Copyright © 2007, The Fungal Infection Trust. All rights reserved.

and feature the website address of the Aspergillus website (http://www.aspergillus.org.uk) in a prominent place on the same page as the material used.

The Secretary

The Fungal Infection Trust,

PO Box 482,


Cheshire SK10 9AR

United Kingdom

Phone 01625 500228

Email secretary@fungalinfectiontrust.org

Registered Charity Number 1147658