Terms and conditions

Terms and Conditions Bible Society Charity

Bible Society is a charity registered as The British and Foreign Bible Society. The charity registration number is 232759 and our registered address is Stonehill Green, Westlea, Swindon SN5 7DG.

Access to and use of our website (http://www.biblesociety.org.uk/) and any related websites within the domain of www.biblesociety.org.uk is provided by Bible Society and is subject to the following terms:

Applicable terms and conditions

Our website is owned by Bible Society and any use of the website (including registrations and donations made via the website) are subject to these terms and conditions. Bible Society reserves the right to modify or revise these terms and conditions at any time by updating the text on this page.

Use of our website

You may view any non-password protected areas of the website and use them for your own reference only. You agree to use the website only for lawful purposes and in a manner which does not infringe the rights or restrict, or inhibit, the use and enjoyment of the site by any third party.

Orders for free resources

Please be aware that orders for free resources will be limited to one per address.

Copyright and trade marks

All our material, including that on our website, is protected by UK and international copyright laws. This includes, but is not limited to graphics, logos, images, icons, text and software and is the property of Bible Society or its content providers. Unauthorised use of our material is prohibited, including reproduction, storage, modification, distribution or republication, and may not be used without prior written consent of Bible Society, or where applicable, the respective copyright owner(s).


Our website is intended to provide general information only and should not be considered as a substitute for advice covering any specific situation. Bible Society accepts no responsibility for the content of external internet sites that we have links to and that are owned and operated by third parties.

Target audience

The website is intended for use by UK residents and only in relation to their activities within the UK. It may not be suitable for use outside the UK.

Warranty and indemnity

The user warrants to Bible Society that they will only use the website according to the terms and conditions herein.

The website is provided without any representations or any form of warranty (whether made expressly or implied by law), including the implied warranties of satisfactory quality, fit for a particular purpose, non-infringement, compatibility, security and accuracy.

Bible Society does not warrant that functions contained in the website will be uninterrupted or error free, that defects will be corrected, or that the website or the server that makes it available on the internet are virus-free.

Limitation of liability

Bible Society will not be liable for any damages, including indirect or consequential damages, or any damages arising from the use or loss of use of the website, or the loss of data or profits, whether in contract, negligence or other tortuous action, arising from or in connection with the use of the website.

Privacy and data protection

Read our Privacy Policy in full.

Direct Debit Guarantee

Bible Society adheres strictly to the Direct Debit Guarantee (see below for details). To set up a Direct Debit, please contact us (see below for details) or visit this web page www.biblesociety.org.uk/directdebit

Gift Aid

Gift Aid enables Bible Society to reclaim tax on all donations from UK taxpayers. If you Gift Aid your donation, we will receive an additional 25p for every £1 you give, at no extra cost to you. Please see Gift Aid notes below.

To find out more about joining our Gift Aid scheme, please contact us (see below for details) or visit this web page www.biblesociety.org.uk/giftaid


These terms and conditions shall be governed and construed in accordance with the laws of England and Wales. Any disputes shall be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the Courts of England and Wales.

How to contact us

To notify us of a change to your name, address or email details, please email contactus@biblesociety.org.uk, or write to us at the address below, or telephone us on 01793 418222. Please keep us informed of changes so we can stay in touch.

To make a donation, you can call us on 01793 418222 or visit www.biblesociety.org.uk/support-us

If you have a query about Bible Society’s privacy policy or terms and conditions, please email dataprotection@biblesociety.org.uk.

Bible Society, Stonehill Green, Westlea, Swindon, SN5 7DG. Charity Registration No. 232759. Telephone: 01793 418100 Fax: 01793 418118

The Direct Debit Guarantee

This Guarantee is offered by all banks and building societies that accept instructions to pay Direct Debits.

If there are any changes to the amount, date or frequency of your Direct Debit The British and Foreign Bible Society will notify you 10 working days in advance of your account being debited or as otherwise agreed. If you request The British and Foreign Bible Society to collect a payment, confirmation of the amount and date will be given to you at the time of the request

If an error is made in the payment of your Direct Debit by The British and Foreign Bible Society or your bank or building society you are entitled to a full and immediate refund of the amount paid from your bank or building society

If you receive a refund you are not entitled to, you must pay it back when The British and Foreign Bible Society asks you to

You can cancel a Direct Debit at any time by simply contacting your bank or building society. Written confirmation may be required. Please also notify us.

Gift Aid notes

You may cancel the declaration at any time by notifying Bible Society

Please notify Bible Society if you change your address while the declaration is still in force.

You must pay an amount of income tax and/or capital gains tax for each tax year (6 April to 5 April) that is at least equal to the amount of tax that all charities or Community Amateur Sports Clubs (CASCs) that you donate to, will reclaim on your gifts for that tax year. Other taxes such as VAT and Council Tax do not qualify.

If in the future your circumstances change and you can no longer pay tax on your income and capital gains, at least equal to the tax that Bible Society reclaims, please cancel your declaration.

If you pay tax at the higher rate you can claim further tax relief in your Self Assessment tax return.

If you are unsure whether your donations qualify for Gift Aid tax relief please contact your local tax office for advice.

Bible Society can claim Gift Aid tax relief of 25p for every £1 you give. 

Terms and Conditions of gifts to Charity

General principles

Unless otherwise stated, any gift aid will adopt the same restrictions as the underlying gift.  (The gift aid will follow the gift.)

Gifts received for appeals

Gifts received in conjunction with the Society’s fundraising appeals will be applied to the appeal for which funds have been given. Where appeals are over subscribed, an alternative use for these funds will be stated on the appeal literature, and the funds will be applied for this purpose.

Text Donations received 

Bible Society (registered charity number 232759) will receive 100% of your donation. You will be charged for one standard text message plus your donation. Always get the bill payers permission.  By texting us you are also telling us you want to receive updates from us about the campaign. If you want to donate, but don’t want Bible Society to contact you by text in future, add the words NO INFO (e.g. [KEYWORD] NO INFO) when texting your donation.

Text service provider Vir2 Mobile’s helpline 0330 660 0425.

Highly restricted funds

Where gifts are received with high levels of restrictions (e.g. Bibles in Welsh & Spanish for the Patagonian community in South America), if the restrictions of the gift are in line with something on the Society’s agreed programme list, the gifts will be given in its entirety for the purpose for which it was given.

Where the programme is outside of the Society’s agreed programme, the Society reserves the right to deduct a 10% administration charge to cover the costs of arranging the programme.

Where the Society is unable to fulfil the restrictions placed on the gift, it will contact the donor to see whether an alternative use for the gift can be agreed.  Where no alternative use can be agreed, the gift will be returned to the donor.

Timescales of applying a gift

In general, the Society aims to ensure that all gifts are put to the purpose for which they were given within a timescale of one year.

Back-filling income for closed appeals

Where gifts are received after appeals or programmes have been completed, the following sequence of events will be applied.

  1. If we have future appeals or projects planned which will satisfy the restrictions of the gift, within a six month timeframe, the Society will apply the funds to the future programme.
  2. If no future projects are planned, the Society will review previous projects which have been conducted.  Where these have been closed within the last 18 months, and general funds had been applied to ensure that the programme could commence, the Society will use the funds to back-fill the closed project, freeing up general funds for the Society’s future work.

Terms and conditions for Bible Society Shop - Sale Contract:

a) When you place an order for any material or product (in this agreement 'resources') by submitting a completed order form on the website your contract with us will commence when we, Bible Society Resources Ltd (BSRL), confirm acceptance of your order by automatic email and by letter ('Contract'). We agree, through our agents (IVP), that we will supply the resources listed on the said order.

b) These Terms and Conditions shall govern the Contract to the exclusion of any other Terms and Conditions.

c) Variations to these Terms and Conditions may from time to time be made available on the website


In submitting an order you acknowledge that:

a)      All information and specifications relating to the resources produced by any publisher represented on the website are approximate and BSRL is not responsible for the accuracy of content provided. Covers may vary from those displayed on the website because of monitor and printer capabilities and last minute changes made by publishers.

b)      BSRL may make any changes to the specification of the resources to conform to any statutory or European requirements.

Product Description

We attempt to be as accurate as possible. However BSRL does not warrant that descriptions of resources or other content of this website are accurate, complete, reliable, current or error-free. Your sole remedy, should resources be other than described on the website, is to return the resources in an unused state.

Pricing Policy

a)      The price of the resources shall be the price as quoted on the website on the date the order was placed, subject to any inadvertent pricing errors (whether technical or otherwise) by BSRL.

b)      The price of the resources will be subject to a post and packing rate as shown on the order form page of the site.

c)      The price of the resources does not include the cost of delivery to destinations outside of the United Kingdom. For such orders, you will pay the delivery charges as quoted on the website on the day of purchase.

d)      The price of the resources includes any applicable Value Added Tax, which you shall be liable to pay to BSRL.

e)      A price discount applies to selected products when purchased in bulk. The discount and quantity break applicable is stated on the product description for the selected titles only.

Credit Cards

a)      Credit and debit cards accepted by BSRL are listed on the website.

b)      All payments by credit or debit cards will be taken prior to dispatch of the resources. Any fraudulent use of credit or debit cards will be notified to the authorities along with any identification details that were supplied with the order.

Right of Cancellation

You have the right to withdraw from the contract within 7 working days of acceptance by us of your order for the resources by giving us written notice of withdrawal. BSRL shall credit your credit or debit card for the price of the cancelled order once the goods have been returned to our distribution address. Any credit will include any charges we made against small orders and any postage charge levied.


BSRL warrants that the resources will correspond with the order at the time of delivery and will be free from defects on delivery. If BSRL is in breach of this warranty you shall notify BSRL within 14 working days from the date of discovery of the defect. On receiving a notice of failure of warranty BSRL may, at its sole option, either replace all the faulty resources or refund the price of the resources that are defective.

Export Terms

BSRL will be responsible for complying with any legislation or regulation governing the importation of resources into the country of destination.

Withdrawal of Resources

BSRL may withdraw the sale or distribution of any resources produced without prior notice, or liability, to you.

Access to the Website

BSRL grants you the right to use this website for your personal use but not to download or modify it or any part of it except with our prior written consent. This license does not include any resale or commercial use or derivative use of the website or its contents. No part of the site may be used for commercial purposes without the express written consent of Bible Society Resources Ltd or through participation in an affiliate scheme authorized by Bible Society Resources Ltd.

Disclaimer and Liability

a)      This website is provided by Bible Society Resources Ltd on an ‘as is’ basis. We make no representations or warranties of any kind, express or implied, as to the operation of this site or the information content materials or products included on this site. You agree that your use of this site is at your sole risk.

b)      To the full extent permissible by applicable law, Bible Society Resources Ltd disclaims all warranties express or implied including but not limited to implied warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.

c)      Bible Society Resources Ltd does not warrant that this website, its servers or email sent from IVP are free from viruses or other harmful components.

d)      Bible Society Resources Ltd will not be liable for any damages of any kind arising from the use of this website including but not limited to damages for consequential loss.

e)      These exclusions of liability will not apply to any damages arising from death or personal injury caused by the negligence of Bible Society Resources Ltd or any of its employees or agents.

Applicable Law

The Contract and these Terms and Conditions shall be subject to English law and the parties submit to the non-exclusive jurisdiction of the English Courts.

Our Address

You can contact us at the following address:

Bible Society Resources Ltd
Trinity Business Centre
Stonehill Green

Email: contactus@biblesociety.org.uk 

Last revision: January 2013

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Bible Society, Stonehill Green, Westlea, Swindon, SN5 7DG. Registered charity 232759