Site Use & Privacy Policy

Terms and conditions

Acceptance of Terms of Use

This Website owned and managed by Foundation for Science, Technology and civilisation Limited (FSTC Ltd)

FSTC Ltd Company number is 03874929.

Any use of the term “us” or “we” refers to the owners of the website. Any use of the term “you” refers to the user or viewer of the website.

In using this website, you are agreeing to accept the following terms and conditions. If you do not accept the terms and conditions for this website, do not use the website.

Terms of Use

You agree to use this website for lawful purposes only and in a manner which does not infringe the rights of, or restrict or inhibit the use and enjoyment of this site by any third party. 

Such restriction or inhibition includes, without limitation, conduct which is unlawful, or which may harass or cause distress or inconvenience to any person and the transmission of obscene or offensive content or disruption of normal flow of dialogue within this site. 

Access to Website

We reserve the right to amend, restrict or refuse access to the website or any part of the website at any time without giving advanced notice. We will not be liable if for any reason the website is unavailable at any time, or for any period of time.

Exclusion of Liability

We have endeavoured to ensure that the information on this website is correct. However, we do not guarantee the completeness or correctness of the material on this website. 

The use of this website’s information and any downloadable items is at your own risk. In no event will we nor any other party involved in producing, maintaining of delivering this website be liable or responsible for any loss and/or damage or disruption including, without limitation, indirect or consequential damages, or any damages arising from the loss or use of data upon using or downloading items from this website.

Information on our Website

We aim to update the content on this website regularly however regular updates are not always possible. As such, any of the material on this website may be out of date at any time and we are under no obligation to update that material. 

We reserve the right to alter, change or update the information contained on this website at any time without notice. 

Copyright and Other Intellectual Property

Images, copyright, trademarks, brands and all other intellectual property rights displayed on this website or existing in this website belong to us, or a third party and used by permission, and are protected by copyright, trade mark and other intellectual property laws. All copyright therefore may not be reproduced or take for ones own use in any manner without written permission of us or their respective owner(s).

Further to, any material found on this website may not be copied, reproduced, republished, broadcasted or posted without obtaining permission from us, the owners of the website and credited to us appropriately. 

The names and logos are propriety marks of FSTC Ltd.

Data and Privacy

This website is owned and managed by FSTC Ltd.

We respect your privacy and will continue to do so in the on-line world. By visiting our website, we process information about you in accordance to our privacy policy.

You can find out more about how your data is being used by referring to our Privacy Policy.

Links to and from Third Party Websites

Some of the pages on this website include links to third party external websites which are provided for your convenience only. We do not endorse and will not be liable for the content of these external websites. 

If you would like to link to our website, you must do so in a way that does not imply that we are endorsing any services, products or content that you provide, unless this has been specifically agreed with us. If you chose to link to our website in breach of this, you shall fully indemnify us for any loss or damage as a result of your actions. 

Changes to the Terms and Conditions

From time to time, the terms and conditions of this website may change. Please review them regularly. If you continue to use this website after a change has been made, you have deemed to accepted it.

Law and Jurisdiction

These Terms and Conditions shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of England and Wales. Disputes arising here from shall be exclusively subject to the jurisdiction of the courts of England and Wales.

Comments and Concerns

If you have any concerns or comments relating to the material which appears on our website, you can contact us or by other methods outlined in our contacts page

Updated May 2018


Privacy Policy

This policy describes how website processes and protects your personal information. 

This website owned and managed by Foundation for Science, Technology and civilisation Limited (FSTC Ltd).

FSTC Ltd Company number: 03874929.

About FSTC Ltd

The Foundation for Science, Technology and Civilisation (FSTC) is a British not-for-profit, non-political, and non-religious organisation founded in 1999 by a group of philanthropic historians, scientists, engineers and social scientists. It is dedicated to researching and popularising the history of pre-Renaissance civilisations, especially the Muslim civilisation, that have had an impact upon the scientific, technological and cultural heritage of our modern world.

What information do we collect?

Personal data is any data that identifies you as an individual. If you have been in touch with us before through involvement at an event, taking part in a project, subscribing to a newsletter, emails, face-to-face meetings and exchanging business cards or providing volunteering, consultancy, services we may hold the personal data you have provided us on our secure database.

This personal information may include but is not limited to your name, email address, postal address, telephone number, mobile number, affiliated organisations and job title. The amount of information will vary depending on the way in which FSTC Ltd is interacting with you.

The way in which your information is processed depends on the method and purpose of your contact with FSTC Ltd.

What does FSTC Ltd do with personal information?

We may use your data to provide you with information that you have requested or may be of interest to you.

We rely on your consent for our marketing communications. If you wish to hear from us about our events and educational programmes and have given us permission to contact you, we will send you information and updates on our work by your preferred channel (email/post). We may also send you surveys for market research purposes or events from trusted partners we feel would be of interest to you. We will only contact you if we have received your permission and you can opt out of receiving communications at any time by contacting us.

Cookies: What are Cookies?

This Website may place small text files, called cookies, on your computer to manage the site behaviour. These cookies may monitor how you use this Website so we can make improvements, and are also used to give you the best user experience. Some cookies may also be placed by third parties, for example Facebook and Google if you use their services via this Website, to monitor how you use their services and also to target relevant advertising to you when you visit other websites on which they advertise.

In most cases, cookies do not contain personally identifiable data.

FSTC Ltd is not responsible for the use of cookies by third parties, and users are encouraged to read the privacy statements of those third-party service providers before using their services.

How do I opt-out of cookies?
Most web browsers allow some control of most cookies through the browser settings. To find out more about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set and how to manage and delete them, visit You should note that deleting certain cookies may prevent you from accessing certain parts of this Website and/or may affect your user experience.

To opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites, and not just this Website, visit:

Keeping your information safe and up-to-date

Save where otherwise stated, FSTC Ltd is the controller of the personal data collected from this Website. In accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998, FSTC Ltd follows strict security procedures in the storage and disclosure of personal data which users provide to it, to prevent unauthorised access.

We will never rent or sell your personal data for commercial purposes and will only ever disclose your data if we are required to do so by law. Other than processes required by the core function of our organisation, we will only ever use your data for specific purposes with your consent.

We are committed to making sure we have the most current information for you. We will take all reasonable steps to ensure that your personal data is accurate and up-to-date. However, if it is the case that our records are out-of-date, please do let us know of your new circumstances and we will change your details on our system. Please contact us.

Use of Photographs

When a photographer commissioned by FSTC LTD is present at any of our events, we may use the resulting images on this website and in publicity materials. Permission to use the images for promotional purposes is requested from the subjects (or their parents/care givers) at the time the photographs are taken. However, if you have a valid reason why and image should not be used, please contact us. You can request the removal of your image at any time by contacting us, in which case we will endeavour to remove the image where possible. Instances where this might not be possible are on social media if the image has already been shared, or in marketing materials that have already been printed.

Your rights 

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) replaces the current Data Protection Act and becomes effective from 25.5.18. It includes a number of rights for individuals, including:

  • The right to be informed about how we collect and process data
  • The right to request to see full details of the personal information held
  • The right to ask us to stop processing your personal information and delete data
  • The right to withdraw consent at any time
  • The right to correct personal data if you feel it is inaccurate or incomplete

For any data protection queries such as changing or updating the information we hold about you, please contact us directly.

Changes to this Privacy Policy

FSTC Ltd may change this Policy from time to time by updating this page. You should check this page regularly to ensure that you are happy with any changes made. If you use this Website after any such change has been made, you will be deemed to have read and accepted the change.

Updated May 2018