Terms of Use

Use of the Wordsworth Trust website, www.wordsworth.org.uk is governed by these terms of use.

If you do not accept these terms, you should exit the Wordsworth Trust website immediately.  Specific attention is also drawn to the notice concerning copyright and the privacy notice.


While the Wordsworth Trust tries hard to ensure that the website is functioning correctly and that its content is as accurate as possible, this will not always be achievable and therefore the following disclaimer applies.

The website is provided “as is” without any representation or endorsement made and without warranty of any kind whether express or implied, including but not limited to the implied warranties of satisfactory quality, fitness for a particular purpose, compatibility, non-infringement, accuracy and security.  The Wordsworth Trust does not guarantee or represent that the content and/or facilities available or accessible via the website will always be accurate, complete or current or that access to the website will be uninterrupted.

The Wordsworth Trust expressly disclaims all liability for any direct, indirect or consequential loss or damage occasioned from the use or inability to use the website, whether directly or indirectly resulting from inaccuracies, defects, viruses, errors (whether typographical or otherwise), omissions, out of date information or otherwise.

Accessing the website and the downloading of material from them is done entirely at the user’s own risk.  The user, and not the Wordsworth Trust, will be entirely responsible for any resulting damage to software or computer systems and/or any resulting loss of data even if the Wordsworth Trust has been advised of the possibility of such damage.


The website may contain links to other websites over which the Wordsworth Trust has no control.  Such links are supplied solely for the convenience of users.  The Wordsworth Trust is not responsible for the contents or reliability of the linked websites and does not necessarily endorse the views expressed within them or the organisation or persons providing them in any way.  The Wordsworth Trust does not guarantee that these links will work all of the time and we have no control over the availability of the linked pages.

Providers of other websites may place text-based links to pages on the Wordsworth Trust websites without seeking prior permission. However, such links must not open Wordsworth Trust website pages into frames within another website. Pages from the Wordsworth Trust websites must be loaded into the user’s entire browser window.

The use of the Wordsworth Trust logo or the logos of any associated or subsidiary organisations must not be used for promotional or linking purposes unless prior approval in writing has been given.  Please contact us (on +44 (0) 15394 35544, or by completing the contact form) for further details about obtaining such approval.


These terms will be governed and construed in accordance with the laws of England and Wales.  The courts of England and Wales shall have exclusive jurisdiction over disputes between a user and the Wordsworth Trust arising out of the access or use of these websites.  Omission by the Wordsworth Trust to exercise any right under these terms and conditions will not constitute a waiver of such right unless expressly stated by the Wordsworth Trust in writing.


Unless expressly stated, the copyright and other intellectual property rights (such as design rights, trademarks, patents etc.) in any material provided on this or any other Wordsworth Trust website remains the property of the Wordsworth Trust (or as the case may be another rightful owner).

As concerns poetry readings, the copyright in any recordings belongs to the Wordsworth Trust but copyright in the poems, and the words spoken in the introduction, belongs to the poet who is giving the reading.  Material on this or any other Wordsworth Trust website that is owned by the Wordsworth Trust, including but not limited to text, images, and sound, may not be printed, copied, reproduced, republished, downloaded, posted, displayed, modified, reused, broadcast or transmitted in any way, except for the user’s own personal non-commercial use.

Permission for any other type of use must be obtained in advance from the Wordsworth Trust.