Terms and Conditions

This website is provided as a public service by Young Lives subject to the following terms and conditions. Your use of the site is subject to these terms – if you do not agree to them, please leave the site.

Disclaimer of liability

In the preparation of this website, every effort has been made to offer the most current, correct, and clearly expressed information possible. Nevertheless, inadvertent errors may occur. In particular, but without limiting anything here, Young Lives disclaims any responsibility for typographical errors and accuracy of the information that may be contained on Young Lives web pages. Young Lives also reserves the right to make changes at any time without notice.

The information and data included on Young Lives web pages has been compiled from a variety of sources. Unless expressly stated otherwise, opinions given on this website are those of the individuals making them, and not those of Young Lives or its funders: Young Lives is not responsible for such opinions or any claims resulting from them. Further, Young Lives makes no warranties or representations whatsoever regarding the quality, content, completeness, or adequacy of such information and data. In any situation where printed publications differ from the text contained in this system, the printed documents take precedence.

Some parts of the Young Lives website are interactive, and we encourage contributions by users, which may or may not be subject to editorial control prior to being posted on the website. Young Lives accepts no responsibility or liability for any material communicated by third parties in this way. Young Lives reserves the right at its sole discretion to remove, review, edit or delete any content at our own discretion.

Unacceptable use

You must not use any part of the website for any purpose which is illegal, immoral, offensive to others or in breach of others' rights, or submit any content of that nature. This includes, but is not limited to any content or purpose which is discriminatory or harassing on the grounds of race, gender, religion, age or any other personal attribute, foul language, inciting hatred, sexually explicit, abusive, defamatory, in breach of copyright or other rights and such other activity as Young Lives may from time to time determine is unacceptable. Young Lives may remove or block access to any content or communication for any purpose. If you feel that your rights are infringed by anything on this site, please contact the Communications Manager (details below) giving a full description of the offending items and reasons. Young Lives will investigate and, if it agrees, remove or block such content.

Disclaimer of reliability

While every effort is made to ensure that this website operates reliably, Young Lives make no representations or warranties regarding the condition or functionality of this website, its suitability for use, or that the service it provides will be uninterrupted or error-free.

Disclaimer of damages

By using this website, you assume all risks associated with its use, including any risk to your computer, software or data being damaged by any virus, software, or any other file which might be transmitted or activated via this website. Young Lives shall not be liable for any direct, indirect, special, incidental, or consequential damages, including, without limitation, lost revenues or lost profits, resulting from the use or misuse of this website or the information contained in this website.

Disclaimer of endorsement

Reference herein to any specific commercial products, process, or service by trade name, trademark, manufacturer, or otherwise does not necessarily constitute or imply its endorsement, recommendation, or favouring by Young Lives. The views and opinions of authors expressed herein do not necessarily state or reflect those of Young Lives, and shall not be used for advertising or product endorsement purposes.

Links to other websites

Links from the Young Lives website may take you to other websites that are not controlled by Young Lives. While such links are provided in good faith, Young Lives does not approve or endorse the websites to which it has established links in any way. Links are provided for your convenience only and Young Lives is not responsible for the content or privacy practices of any other website linked to or from the Young Lives website. Use of any such links will not render Young Lives liable to you or any other person for loss or liability of any kind.

We have tried to ensure that links to off-site materials are clearly indicated. If we have linked to your material and not clearly indicated that the content is non-Young Lives, please let us know so that we can resolve the matter by making the link clearer, or removing the link.


Young Lives holds the copyright to all Young Lives publications and Young Lives website content but encourages reproduction of these materials for non-commercial purposes. Proper attribution is requested, stating the original source of the material. Permission to make digital or hard copies of part or all of this work for teaching or not-for-profit use is hereby granted without fee and without a formal request provided that copies are not made or distributed for profit or commercial advantage and that full attribution appears on the first page. Copyright for web content and publications not owned by Young Lives must be honoured and permission pursued with the copyright holder. Copying in any other circumstances, including but not limited to any commercial use, re-use in commercial publications, or for translation or adaptation, is not permitted without prior written permission from Young Lives for which a fee may be payable.

To request permission to reprint or republish material from this site, or if you are unclear who is the copyright holder, please contact the Young Lives Communications Manager (details below).

Confidentiality of Young Lives study children

The children and young people who are participating in the Young Lives study willingly share with us a great deal of detailed personal information about their daily lives and their families, and we have a responsibility to protect their confidentiality. For this reason, the children’s names have been changed in our publications and other outputs. The photos we use on this website are of children and young people living in similar circumstances in similar communities but are not the study children themselves. We ask website users to respect their confidentiality and not to try to identify the children, their families, or their communities.

Storage and use of personal information

Young Lives is committed to protecting your privacy. If you have any questions about our privacy policy, please contact us.

When you visit the Young Lives website, we log non-personally-identifiable information including IP address, profile information, aggregate user data, and browser type. We use this data to monitor usage and improve our website services.

In cases where you have provided Young Lives with personal data, this may be used internally by Young Lives to monitor and evaluate the effectiveness of the services we provide. We may also use this information to contact you in the future unless or until such a time that you say you do not wish us to do so.

When you request to receive information, publications or e-newsletters, you will need to provide a limited amount of information that identifies you personally. This may include one or more of the following: your name, address, telephone number, e-mail address, or other information appropriate to your request. We will not share your personal information with third parties.

E-newsletter subscription services

You should not enter information on behalf of another person or about any other person. Your name and e-mail address will be used only for delivering to you the services to which you have subscribed, for sending information about these services, for sending you password reminders, and for validating security. They will not be provided to any third parties without your express consent.

Password-protected services

You are responsible for the safeguarding of any information, such as user names and passwords needed for use of your computer and/or your account with Young Lives, and Young Lives will not be responsible for any consequences of such information failing to be adequately safeguarded.

You should not enter information on behalf of another person or about any other person.

You are required to use all reasonable endeavours to ensure against unauthorised access to the service, in particular the use of user names and passwords by unauthorised individuals.

Password reminders and other information from the service will be sent to the e-mail address you have given.

Contact us

If you have any questions about these Terms and Conditions or the practices of this website, please contact us:

Communications Manager
Young Lives
Oxford Department of International Development
Queen Elizabeth House
3 Mansfield Road
Oxford OX1 3TB, UK
Tel: +44 (0)1865 281751
E-mail: younglives@younglives.org.uk
Website: www.younglives.org.uk

August 2010

We need to end child poverty in order to break the cycle of poverty.