16 - 22 November 2015

Parliament Week Terms and Conditions

Parliament Week is a programme of events and activities that connects people with Parliament and democracy in the UK. Our Partners are organisations across the UK that run events and activities throughout Parliament Week which explore what parliamentary democracy means to them and their community. In 2014, Parliament Week had over 230 partners who contributed to our programme of events and activities with workshops, debates, exhibitions, walks and talks.

These terms and conditions are for organisations who want to register as a Parliament Week Partner. They apply between the Parliament Week Partner and the Corporate Officer of the House of Commons.

Partner organisations eligibility criteria

To be a Parliament Week Partner you must be an organisation that supports parliamentary democracy in the UK, either explicitly or implicitly. You should not be an organisation that in the judgement of the Parliament Week team could lead to the House of Commons or Parliament Week being criticised because of your inclusion as a Partner.

Any person submitting a request to become a Partner agrees that they are authorised to act on behalf of their organisation, including to provide information to Parliament Week and to bind their organisation to these terms and conditions. By providing your details you agree that the Parliament Week team may contact your organisation about Parliament Week matters. On behalf of the Corporate Officer of the House of Commons, the Parliament Week team agrees to:

  • Publish details of Partners’ activities on its website and promote them where appropriate
  • Provide Partners with the Parliament Week logo
  • Provide Partners with Parliament Week promotional and educational materials free of charge, where applicable

You, the Parliament Week partner, agree to:

  • Run an event or activity relevant to Parliament Week. You can charge people to attend your event, but the money must go towards the cost of running the event. You must not make a profit from your event
  • Refrain from any activity or use of any Parliament Week materials or logo in any way which may give the impression, either directly or by implication, that Parliament Week endorses any particular political viewpoint, organisation, campaign, commercial product, activity or other such similar matter
  • Clearly mark your event or activity as being part of Parliament Week. Your publicity material should include the logo, and you should have a link to the Parliament Week website on your own website
  • Provide all Parliament Week materials, if supplied, free of charge to the public

Child protection

If under-18s are able to attend your event, you should state they should be accompanied by a parent or guardian. If you’re running an event specifically for under-18s, you should have the right child protection policies in place.

You must ensure that you have obtained written consent to include any image(s) of a child under the age of 18 from the child’s parent or guardian, before using them in any way, including sending them to Parliament Week.

Health and Safety

Parliament Week is not responsible for Partners’ events or activities. Parliament Week does not accept any liability for any loss or damage arising from a Partner’s Parliament Week event or activities. It is for each Partner to make their own assessment as to health and safety and insurance, and to comply with relevant laws.

Data protection

The Data Protection Act 1998 regulates the processing of personal information, and sets rules for processing and increasing people’s rights to control how information about them is used. Within the conditions of this Act, your agreement to these terms and conditions confirms your permission for your personal details and those of and supplied by your organisation to be saved within the Parliament Week database. Your agreement to these terms and conditions also confirms your permissions to be entered on to the Parliament Week mailing list, and for Parliament Week to send you their email newsletter. Partner profile and user details will not be given to anyone outside the House of Commons without permission. You hereby confirm that you have obtained permission from any person whose details you list on your activity pages that their details may be published on your or the Parliament Week website.

Intellectual Property

All copyright, logos, design rights and other intellectual property rights (registered and unregistered) in and on any Parliament Week materials remain Parliamentary copyright. You may not deal with Parliament Week materials in any way except as agreed in these terms and conditions. In particular you must not alter any of the materials.

If you provide any logo or materials to Parliament Week, you agree that they can be published by Parliament Week on its website and in any Parliament Week materials.

You may use the Parliament Week logo as stated in these terms and conditions, but you must not use the Crowned Portcullis emblem of the Houses of Parliament.

These terms shall be governed by and interpreted in accordance with the laws of England and Wales.

Breach of these terms and conditions entitles the Corporate Officer of the House of Commons to cancel your organisation’s registration as a Parliament Week Partner without liability and without notice and to withdraw any rights in relation to Parliament Week accreditations, rights of use and reproduction rights from your organisation. You must not use any Parliament Week materials if your registration is cancelled.