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Terms and Conditions

This page tells you the terms and conditions on which you may access and use the IIS website, (the “site”), as provided by The Institute of Ismaili Studies. These terms apply to all users of, and visitors to, the site.


Please read these terms of use carefully. By using the site, you accept these terms of use and agree to be bound by them. If you do not agree to these terms of use, please refrain from using the site.

The site is operated by The Institute of Ismaili Studies (“IIS”, “we” or “us”) which is registered in United Kingdom at 210 Euston Road, London NW1 2DA (registration number: 1324858).

Access to our site is permitted on a temporary basis, and we reserve the right to withdraw or amend the site without notice. We will not be liable if for any reason our site is unavailable at any time or for any period. From time to time, we may restrict access to some parts of our site, or our entire site.

When using our site, you agree:

  • to abide by all laws (including without limitation data protection and intellectual property laws), regulations and codes of conduct that are applicable to you;
  • not to transmit, or procure the sending of, any unsolicited or unauthorised advertising or promotional material or any other form of similar solicitation (spam); and
  • not to damage, interfere with or disrupt access to the site or do anything which may interrupt or impair its functionality.

The copyright and all other rights in all of the material on this website are either owned by the IIS or material is included with the permission of the rights owner. All such rights are reserved.

Unless otherwise stated, all materials on this website, except images and other audio-visual materials, may be reproduced for non-commercial educational purposes without permission, provided that due acknowledgement is given to the IIS (and any other identified contributors).

You must not modify any materials you have printed off or downloaded in any way, and you must not use any illustrations, photographs, video or audio sequences or any graphics separately from any accompanying text.

You must not use any part of the materials on our site for commercial purposes.

All opinions expressed in any articles or other authored materials on this site are those of the respective authors and do not necessarily represent the views of the IIS.

If you print off, copy or download any part of our site in breach of these terms of use, your right to use our site will cease immediately and you must, at our option, return or destroy any copies of the materials you have made.

For further information about content rights and copyright issues, please contact the IIS.

The following are external trademarks included as part of this website with the consent and permission of the trademark owners. Some of these trademarks may be registered in certain jurisdictions:

  • Adobe® Acrobat Reader
  • Adobe® Flash Player
  • RealSystems® RealPlayer

We aim to update our site regularly, and may change the content 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.

The information displayed on our site is provided without any guarantees, conditions or warranties as to its accuracy. To the extent permitted by law, we, and any third parties connected to us, hereby expressly exclude:

a) all conditions, warranties and other terms which might otherwise be implied by statute, common law or the law of equity; and

b) any liability for any direct, indirect or consequential loss or damage incurred by any user in connection with our site or in connection with the use, inability to use, or results of the use of our site, any websites linked to it and any materials posted on it, whether caused by tort (including negligence) or otherwise, even if foreseeable, provided that this condition shall not prevent claims for loss of or damage to your tangible property or any other claims for direct financial loss that are not excluded by any of the categories set out above.

This does not affect our liability for death or personal injury arising from our negligence, nor our liability for fraudulent misrepresentation or misrepresentation as to a fundamental matter, or any other liability which cannot be excluded or limited under applicable law.

We process information about you in accordance with our privacy policy. By using our site, you consent to such processing and you warrant that all data provided by you is accurate.

You must not misuse our site by knowingly introducing viruses, trojans, worms, logic bombs or other material which is malicious or technologically harmful. You must not attempt to gain unauthorised access to our site, the server on which our site is stored or any server, computer or database connected to our site. You must not attack our site via a denial-of-service attack or a distributed denial-of service attack.

By breaching this provision, you would commit a criminal offence under the Computer Misuse Act 1990. We will report any such breach to the relevant law enforcement authorities and we will co-operate with those authorities by disclosing your identity to them. In the event of such a breach, your right to use our site will cease immediately.

We will not be liable for any loss or damage caused by a distributed denial-of-service attack, viruses or other technologically harmful material that may infect your computer equipment, computer programmes, data or other proprietary material due to your use of our site or to your downloading of any material posted on it, or on any website linked to it.

You may link to our home page, 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.

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

Our site must not be framed on any other site, nor may you create a link to any part of our site other than the home page. We reserve the right to withdraw linking permission without notice.

Where our site contains links to other sites and resources provided by third parties, these links are provided for your information only. We have no control over the contents of those sites or resources, and accept no responsibility for them or for any loss or damage that may arise from your use of them.

We will determine, in our discretion, whether there has been a breach of these terms of use through your use of the site. When a breach of these terms has occurred, we may take such action as we deem appropriate, including without limitation:

  • immediate, temporary or permanent withdrawal of your right to use our site;
  • issue of a warning to you;
  • legal proceedings against you for reimbursement of all costs on an indemnity basis (including, but not limited to, reasonable administrative and legal costs) resulting from the breach;
  • further legal action against you; or
  • disclosure of such information to law enforcement authorities as we reasonably feel is necessary.

The English courts will have exclusive jurisdiction over any claim arising from, or related to, a visit to our site. These terms of use and any dispute or claim arising out of or in connection with them or their subject matter or formation (including non-contractual disputes or claims) shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the law of England and Wales.

We may revise these terms of use at any time by amending this page. You are expected to check this page from time to time to take notice of any changes we make, as they are binding on you. Some of the provisions contained in these terms of use may also be superseded by provisions or notices published elsewhere on our site.

If you would like to contact us about material which appears on our site, please contact us at the following link.

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The IIS is committed to protecting and respecting your privacy.

This policy (together with our terms of use) sets out the basis on which any personal data we collect from you, or that you provide to us, will be processed by us. Please read the following carefully to understand our views and practices regarding your personal data and how we will treat it.

We may change this policy from time to time by updating this page. You should check this page from time to time to ensure that you are happy with any changes. This policy is effective from 1st July 2011.

For the purpose of the Data Protection Act 1998 (the Act), the data controller is The Institute of Ismaili Studies, 210 Euston Road, London NW1 2DA.

We may collect and process the following data about you:

  • Information that you provide by registering on our site (our site). If you contact us, we may keep a record of that correspondence.
  • Details of your visits to our site and the resources that you access.
  • We may also ask you to complete feedback surveys that we use for evaluation and research purposes, although you do not have to respond to them.

We require this information to understand your needs and provide you with a better service, and in particular for the following reasons:

  • To contact you electronically (by e-mail) when necessary in connection with your registration;
  • To improve the site and any future events and services offered to you;
  • To contact you for feedback on the site; and
  • For administrative purposes.

We may also use your data, or permit selected third parties to use your data, to provide you with information about future events and programmes which may be of interest to you and we or they may contact you about these by e-mail.

You may opt out of any of our electronic mail contact, even if you have previously indicated your consent to such contact, by clicking the following link or sending your request by post to The Institute of Ismaili Studies, 210 Euston Road, London NW1 2DA.

We may disclose your personal information to third parties if we are under a duty to disclose or share your personal data in order to comply with any legal obligation, or in order to enforce or apply our terms of use.

A cookie is a small file, which asks permission to be placed on your computer's hard drive. Once you agree, the file is added and the cookie helps analyse web traffic or lets you know when you visit a particular site. Cookies allow web applications to respond to you as an individual. The web application can tailor its operations to your needs, likes and dislikes by gathering and remembering information about your preferences.

We use traffic log cookies to identify which pages are being used. This helps us analyse data about webpage traffic and improve our website in order to tailor it to customer needs. We only use this information for statistical analysis purposes and then the data is removed from the system.

Overall, cookies help us provide you with a better website, by enabling us to monitor which pages you find useful and which you do not. A cookie in no way gives us access to your computer or any information about you, other than the data you choose to share with us.

You can choose to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. This may prevent you from taking full advantage of the website.

You have the right to ask us not to process your personal data for marketing purposes. We will usually inform you (before collecting your data) if we intend to use your data for such purposes. You can exercise your right to prevent such processing by checking certain boxes during the subscription process. You can also exercise the right at any time by contacting us at the following link.

Our site may, from time to time, contain links to and from other websites of our partner networks and affiliates. If you follow a link to any of these websites, please note that these websites have their own privacy policies and that we do not accept any responsibility or liability for these policies. Please check these policies before you submit any personal data to these websites.

You may request details of personal information which we hold about you under the Data Protection Act 1998. A small fee will be payable. If you would like a copy of the information held on you please write to The Institute of Ismaili Studies, 210 Euston Road, London NW1 2DA.

Questions, comments and requests regarding this privacy policy are welcomed and should be made through the following link.

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