Ownership, Liability and Use?

Unless otherwise indicated, this and any other website within the northampton.ac.uk domain (“the Website”) and its contents are the property of The University of Northampton, whose administrative offices are at Park Campus, Boughton Green Road, Northampton, NN2 7AL (“the University”). The copyright in the material contained on this Website belongs to the University or its licensors. The trademarks appearing on the Website are protected by the laws of England and by international trademark laws.

The information placed on the Website by the University (“University Information”) has been prepared solely for the purpose of providing selected information about the University, its subsidiary companies and organisations with which it is associated; and about the respective services which they offer.

The University does not make any warranty that information contained on this Website, or on any site linked to the Website, is complete, accurate or up-to-date; and the University is not responsible for the results of reliance on any such information.

The University does not make any warranty that use of the Website will be uninterrupted, virus-free or error-free; or that use of the Website will not affect other software or operating systems used to access the Website. Any warranties provided under the general law are expressly excluded to the fullest extent possible. In particular, the University does not warrant that use of the Website will not infringe the rights of any other person or organisation; nor that the Website is of reasonable quality or fit for any particular purpose, even if the University has received notice of an intention to use the Website for that purpose.

Unless they are contained in University Information, or unless expressly stated otherwise, opinions given on this Website are those of the individuals making them, and not those of the University: the University is not responsible for such opinions or any claims resulting from them.

To the extent permitted in law, the University accepts no liability for any loss or damage which may be suffered by other parties as a direct or indirect result of using the Website (including loss of profit, loss of opportunity, loss of business, and consequential loss).

Persons submitting material other than University Information to the Website are solely responsible for the material and for any claims relating to its content, whether made against the University or otherwise. Whilst the University does not exercise editorial control over any content posted to the Website by users, the University reserves the right at its sole discretion to remove any content which it has been notified is objectionable, whether or not the objection is substantiated, and otherwise to review, edit or delete any comments posted by users which it deems defamatory, unlawful, threatening or otherwise objectionable. Notwithstanding the foregoing, and to the extent permitted in law, the University accepts no responsibility or liability for any material communicated by third parties via the Website.

Subject to the above, those gaining access to this Website are authorised to make use of the Website (and of any live chat functions and interactive facilities which are available through it) for any lawful purposes. The following is a non-exclusive list of uses which are expressly prohibited:

  • using the Website to commit or encourage unlawful acts, including unlawful copying of copyright material;
  • misrepresenting the user’s identity or authority;
  • distributing any type of virus or other device intended to cause nuisance, loss or corruption of any information on the Website or accessed through it, or of any systems used to operate the Website or any systems accessed through it;
  • tampering with communications which are not the user’s, or making any alteration to any information on the Website;
  • accessing or attempting to access other parties’ user accounts;
  • hacking or attempting to hack any part of the Website, or any system used to run it, or any system accessed through the Website;
  • disrupting the flow of communications in interactive areas;
  • storing personal data derived from the Website;
  • posting material which:
    • infringes intellectual property rights;
    • defames or threatens other people or organisations;
    • is offensive, obscene or hateful, or which other users of the Website are likely to consider offensive, obscene or hateful.

Use of this Website by members of the University is also subject to the University’s Acceptable Use Policy (AUP).

The University collects e-mail addresses and other contact details, together with any comments provided voluntarily via the Website. The University also collects information on what pages are visited. This information is used to improve the content of the Website and to make contact for marketing purposes and for the supply of information. If you do not wish for the University to use your information in such a way please contact us at advancement@northampton.ac.uk.

These terms are governed by English law, and the Courts of England have exclusive jurisdiction in relation to them.

  • If any of these terms is found to be illegal or unenforceable by a court of competent jurisdiction, the term(s) in question will be severed; but the remaining terms will continue in force.

Gift Aid

Gift Aid is a UK government scheme that enables the University to claim tax relief on donations from UK taxpayers. We would encourage all eligible donors to take up this scheme to maximise their donation. For every £1 a UK taxpayer donates, 25p in reclaimed tax is added. This means that a £10 gift with Gift Aid is worth £12.50 to the University.

Please note that we will share relevant and necessary data with HM Revenue and Customs to enable us to reclaim the Gift Aid on your donation.

Donations from companies are not eligible for Gift Aid. However, the company can treat the gift as an allowable expense, making a saving on corporation tax.

You will be asked to Gift Aid your gift upon payment on our partner website- CAF.


Donation re-allocation (Waterside)

If for any reason we cannot use all or part of your donation for the specific funding opportunity you have selected, or there are surplus funds left over following the completion of the specific funding opportunity you have selected, we will add all such donations to the wider “Waterside” capital fund to be applied towards the overall campus development.


Charitable Information: The University as a charity

As a Higher Education Corporation, the University has “exempt charity” status, which derives from the Charities Act 1993 (subsequently consolidated in the Charities Act 2011). Exempt charities benefit from charitable status but are not registered with the Charity Commission.

The University is subject to regulation by the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) which, since 1 June 2010, has been the principal regulator of those higher education institutions (HEIs) in England that are exempt charities. As an exempt charity regulated through HEFCE the University of Northampton is required to publish on its main website a page that constitutes a gateway to specific relevant information.


Charitable objects

In accordance with its powers under the Education Reform Act 1988, the objects of the University are the provision of higher and further education, undertaking research and publishing the results of that research.

In the context of those objects, the University’s mission is Transforming lives and Inspiring Change.


For more information about our charitable status please click here.