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Terms and conditions

EqualiTeas is a celebration of our right to vote. It will mark 90 years since The Representation of the Peoples (Equal Franchise) Act 1928, in which everyone was given the right to vote on an equal basis. Our Partners are organisations across the UK that run events and activities that explore what democracy means to them and their community.

These terms and conditions are for organisations who want to register to take part in EqualiTeas. They apply between EqualiTeas and the Corporate Officer of the House of Commons.

Partner organisations eligibility criteria

To be a EqualiTeas 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 EqualiTeas Team could lead to the House of Commons, House of Lords or EqualiTeas 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 EqualiTeas and to bind their organisation to these terms and conditions. By providing your details you agree that the UK Parliament’s Education and Engagement Service may contact your organisation. On behalf of the Corporate Officer of the House of Commons, the EqualiTeas team agrees to:

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

Event or activity eligibility criteria

  • Run an event or activity that meets the EqualiTeas aims and objectives. All events and activities accepted as part of the EqualiTeas must: Raise awareness of the 90th anniversary of the Representation of the People (Equal Franchise) Act;  help people to share their views and experiences; encourage people to discuss and debate equality; celebrate equality and the progress that has been made over the last 100 years.
  • Run an event or activity that falls within the specified EqualiTeas dates.
  • Refrain from any activity or use of any EqualiTeas materials or logo in any way which may give the impression, either directly or by implication, that EqualiTeas endorses any political viewpoint, organisation, campaign, commercial product, activity or other such similar matter
  • Clearly mark your event or activity as being part of EqualiTeas. Your publicity material should include the logo, and you should have a link to the EqualiTeas website on your own website
  • Provide all EqualiTeas materials, if supplied, free of charge to the public
  • 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

Health and safety

EqualiTeas is not responsible for Partners’ events or activities. EqualiTeas does not accept any liability for any loss or damage arising from a Partner’s EqualiTeas 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 EqualiTeas database. Your agreement to these terms and conditions also confirms your permissions to be entered on to the EqualiTeas mailing list, and for EqualiTeas 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 EqualiTeas website.

Intellectual property

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

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

You may use the EqualiTeas 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 EqualiTeas Partner without liability and without notice and to withdraw any rights in relation to EqualiTeas accreditations, rights of use and reproduction rights from your organisation. You must not use any EqualiTeas materials if your registration is cancelled.