Terms and conditions


These Terms of Service (together with our Privacy Policy and Cookie Policy and any other policies posted on our website from time to time) explain what Mary’s Meals does for you and the good causes you are supporting when you donate to Mary’s Meals, sign up to fundraise on behalf of Mary’s Meals (“Fundraising”) or our Sponsor A School scheme (together, the “Services”), and the terms on which you may use our website and the Services.

We operate in a number of countries across the globe and unless stated otherwise, these Terms of Service apply in each of those countries.

Your privacy is very important to us. Please read our Privacy Policy to understand how we protect your personal information.

These Terms of Service may be amended or updated from time to time. If we make material changes to these Terms of Service, we will post a notice on our home page and here on this page. We may also notify you through the email address associated with your account. However, it is your responsibility to access and check these Terms of Service whenever you access our website. The latest version of these Terms of Service will govern any future use by you of the website and the Services.



1. Mary’s Meals

We are a charity registered in Scotland (No. SC022140) and a company limited by guarantee (No. SC265941), with VAT registration number GB853153827, and have our registered office at Craig Lodge, Dalmally, Argyll, PA33 1AR. We, together with our affiliates across the globe, trade under the name “Mary’s Meals”.

Mary’s Meals is a global movement that sets up school feeding projects in some of the world’s poorest communities, where hunger and poverty prevent children from gaining an education. Our charitable purposes (“Purposes”) are as follows:

  • the prevention or relief of poverty;
  • the advancement of education, health, citizenship or community development, human rights and conflict resolution or reconciliation;
  • the saving of lives;
  • the relief of those in need by reason of age, ill health, disability, financial hardship or other disadvantage; and
  • any other purpose that may reasonably be regarded as analogous to any of the preceding purposes.

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2. Accessing the website and the Services

Access to the website and to the Services is permitted on a temporary basis, and we may withdraw or amend the services we provide on the website without notice. We will not be liable if for any reason the website or the Services are unavailable at any time or for any period. Access to the website and the Services may be suspended or closed indefinitely, if the need arises.

You are responsible for making all arrangements necessary for you to have access to our website. You are also responsible for ensuring that all persons who access our website through your internet connection are aware of these Terms of Service, and that they comply with them.

3. The Services

The website and the Services allow you and others to raise funds for Mary’s Meals or any of the schools you select in the Sponsor A School scheme listed on the website. The schools listed on the website are at Mary’s Meals’ discretion, however we cannot and do not accept any responsibility or liability for the activities of such schools.

[By signing up to the Services you agree that Mary’s Meals may contact you in relation to the Services using the email address that you provide us.]

When you sign up to the Services and choose a password to protect your secure account, you are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your password. If you become aware of any unauthorised use of your password, we recommend that you change your password immediately or contact us.

4. Fundraising

We have lots of ideas to help you with your fundraising activities. You can view all our fundraising resources.

The Services include the ability for you to build and configure a personal fundraising page. Building a fundraising page in no way implies Mary’s Meals endorsement of your fundraising activity. Mary’s Meals reserves the right, at its absolute and sole discretion and without notice, to cancel your personal fundraising page if it deems your fundraising activity to be inappropriate, unnecessarily dangerous or otherwise contrary to these Terms of Service.

5. Making donations

Please note that the donations you make to Mary’s Meals are processed by a third-party service provider. Whilst we take every reasonable care to ensure our third-party service providers are secure, we cannot guarantee the security of your information and payments transmitted via the Internet and we are not responsible for or liable for any loss you may suffer as a result of unauthorised access to any information you provide to our third-party service providers.

Please ensure that you read any privacy policies of our third-party service providers as their terms may differ from our Privacy Policy.

6. Use of your donations

We warrant that the donations we receive from you and others will be used exclusively in the furtherance of the Purposes or to cover the costs of furthering the Purposes. We are committed to spending no more than 7 per cent of the money you raise or your donations on fundraising and governance costs.

If you have wish to have your donations spent in a particular way or require any further information on how we spend your donations, please contact us.

7. Privacy

Mary’s Meals is committed to keeping your personal information confidential and secure. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy which forms part of these Terms of Service. By agreeing to these Terms of Service, you also agree that you have read and agree to our Privacy Policy.

8. Your Content

If you sign up for any of the Services and build a fundraising page or use any of our other services, we may from time to time allow you to submit, post, upload or display your comments, ideas, opinions or other material (“Content”) to your fundraising page or the website. You must ensure that your Content is accurate, not misleading, lawful and does not infringe the intellectual property rights of others.

By submitting your Content, you authorise Mary’s Meal’s to use and authorise any other persons permitted by Mary’s Meals to use your Content in whole or in part and in any and all media now known or hereafter developed for any purpose whatsoever, commercial or otherwise, without further approval by or payment to you.

We will not be responsible, or liable to any third party, for the content or accuracy of any materials posted by you or any other user of our website.

You understand and agree that you Mary’s Meals reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to use, not use and remove your Content. By submitting your Content, you represent and warrant that:

  • you are the sole creator and owner of and have the unrestricted right to create and submit your Content and to grant the rights to your Content set forth in these Terms of Service;
  • your Content is not confidential or proprietary;
  • your Content does not infringe, misappropriate or violate any third party’s copyright, trademark, patent, literary, trade secret, privacy, publicity, proprietary or other right;
  • your Content does not contain information that identifies any person without such person’s express prior written consent;
  • your Content does not contain any virus, bug, worm or other code that would affect the security, integrity or operation of the website;
  • your Content does not make unsubstantiated claims about any third party or its products or services or contain any illegal, slanderous, defamatory, obscene, pornographic, threatening and harassing comments or other objectionable content;
  • your Content does not advertise or offer to sell or buy any goods or services for any business purpose;
  • your Content does not restrict or inhibit any other user from using and enjoying the website, the Services or any other related services; and
  • your Content does not violate any applicable laws or regulations.

You understand and agree that Mary’s Meals reserves the right to remove any Content that we determine in our absolute and sole discretion to be offensive, obscene, racist or in any way contrary to these Terms of Service. If you notice any such Content, please contact us.

9. Intellectual Property Rights

“Mary’s Meals” is a registered trademark of Mary’s Meals International Organisation.

We are the owner or the licensee of all intellectual property rights on the website, and in the material published on it, unless otherwise stated. Those works are protected by trade mark and copyright laws and treaties around the world. All such rights are reserved.

10. Licence

You are permitted to print and download extracts from our website for your own use on the following basis:

  • you use the downloaded extracts for a non-commercial or charitable purposes;
  • you do not modify the downloaded extracts (whether text or images) in any way;
  • you use downloaded extracts in the same context as such material appears on the Mary’s Meals website, whether in relation to corresponding text or otherwise;
  • you do not use the extracts in an offensive manner or in any way that is derogatory to or will cause reputational harm to Mary’s Meals; and
  • you properly attribute the downloaded extracts to Mary’s Meals, with reference to any relevant copyright and trade mark notices and the following permission notice “Reproduced with permission from Mary’s Meals. All rights reserved.”

Unless otherwise stated, the copyright and other intellectual property rights in all material on the website (including without limitation photographs and graphical images) are owned by Mary’s Meals or our licensors. Any use of extracts from the website other than in accordance with this licence for any purpose is prohibited without the written consent of Mary’s Meals. If you breach any of the terms of this licence, your permission to use the website automatically terminates.

If you have any questions regarding how you may use materials downloaded from this website please contact us.

11. Disclaimer

While Mary’s Meals endeavours to ensure that the information on our website is correct, we do not warrant the accuracy and completeness of the material on the website. Mary’s Meals may make changes to the material on the website at any time without notice. The material on the website may be out of date, and we make no commitment to update such material.

Commentary and other materials posted on our website are not intended to amount to advice on which reliance should be placed. We therefore disclaim all liability and responsibility arising from any reliance placed on such materials by any visitor to our website, or by anyone who may be informed of any of its contents.

12. Linking to the website

You may link to our home page or to your fundraising 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. We reserve the right to withdraw this linking permission without notice.

13. Links on the website

Where the website contains links to other websites and resources provided by third parties, these links are provided for your convenience only. When you use these links, you will be leaving the website. We have no control over the contents of those websites or resources, and accept no responsibility for them or for any loss or damage that may arise from your use of them.

14. Viruses, Hacking and other Offences

You must not misuse the website or the Services 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 website, the server on which our website is stored or any server, computer or database connected to our website. You must not attack our website via a denial-of-service attack or a distributed denial-of service attack.

We will report any breaches of this provision 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 the website 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 programs, data or other proprietary material due to your use of the website or to your downloading of any material posted on it, or on any website linked to it.

15. Mary’s Meals’ Liability

The material displayed on the website is provided without any guarantees, conditions or warranties as to its accuracy. To the maximum extent permitted by any law or regulation, we hereby expressly exclude:

All conditions, warranties and other terms which might otherwise be implied by statute, common law or the law of equity.

Any liability for any direct, indirect or consequential loss or damage incurred by any user in connection with the website or the Services or any related services in connection with the use, inability to use, or results of the use of the website, the Services, any related services or any websites linked to it and any materials posted on any of the above, including, without limitation any liability for:

  • loss of income or revenue;
  • loss of business;
  • loss of profits or contracts;
  • loss of anticipated savings;
  • loss of data;
  • loss of goodwill;
  • wasted management or office time; and
  • any other loss or damage of any kind, however arising and whether caused by tort (including negligence), breach of contract 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.

The above 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, nor any other liability which cannot be excluded or limited under any applicable law or regulation.

16. Jurisdiction and Applicable Law

These Terms of Service 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 English law and the English courts shall have exclusive jurisdiction over any dispute which may arise, although we retain the right to bring proceedings against you for breach of these Terms of Service in your country of residence or any other relevant country.

17. Variations

We may revise these Terms of Service 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 made, as they are binding on you. Some of the provisions contained in these Terms of Services may also be superseded by provisions or notices published elsewhere on the website. If we make material changes to these Terms of Service, we will post a notice on our home page and here on this page. We may also notify you through the email address associated with your account.

18. Your Concerns

If you have any concerns about material which appears on our website, please contact us.

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