Terms and Conditions

Please read this carefully. By accessing this web site or any section thereof (‘the site’) you are agreeing to these terms and conditions.

Reference to the singular implies the plural and vice versa.
A term such as ‘donor’ or supporter’ implies both individual and organisational personality (such as a trust or church).
Intercontinental Church Society (‘ICS’) has subsidiary organisations to whom all terms, conditions and disclaimers on this site apply equally.

Use of the site
All material on the site (‘the content’) belongs to ICS. See also Copyright

You may retrieve and display the content on a computer screen or mobile phone, print individual pages on paper and store such pages in electronic form or on disk or other storage device (unless connected to a network) or on your mobile telephone for your personal, non-commercial use.

Except as expressly set out above, you may not reproduce, modify store or archive in any way commercially exploit any of the content. In particular, but without limiting the general application of above restrictions, you may not do any of the following (or allow a third party to do the same) without prior written permission of ICS:

  • Retrieve by any means and/or redistribute any of the content (including by using it in any library, archive, directory or similar service)
  • Create a database in electronic or structured manual form by systematically downloading any or all of the content

If you would like to link to the site or any area of it, please read and comply with the following guidelines and all applicable laws. A site or service that links to the site

  • may not remove, distort or otherwise alter the size or appearance of the ICS logo;
  • must not in any way imply that ICS is endorsing it;
  • must not misrepresent its relationship with ICS or present false information about ICS;
  • must not be a site or service that infringes any intellectual property or other right of ICS or any person or that otherwise does not comply with all relevant laws and regulations;
  • must not be a site or service that contains content that could be construed as distasteful or offensive; and/or
  • must not be a site (if purporting to be Christian) whose content, tone or theological position is inconsistent with the historic, orthodox Christian faith as traditionally understood and/or be materially at variance with ICS’s Basis of Faith.

ICS expressly reserves the right to require that any link in breach of any of these terms and conditions be removed and to take whatever other action it deems appropriate.

Donation policy
Gifts for specific objectives or projects: if a donor requires the ICS to apply a donation for specific objectives or projects (whether in response to a specific appeal or otherwise) and the amount(s) received exceed(s) the sum(s) necessary to fund these objectives or projects, or if it is not possible or appropriate for any reason to fulfil or proceed with the stated objectives or projects, ICS will use the excess or all of the donation(s) received for its general charitable objects. For legal and accounting reasons, ICS regrets that it cannot accept donations on any other basis.

Data protection
Data about individuals and organisations that ICS is in contact with may be held in its databases for the purposes of pursuing its objects. ICS does not pass mailing lists to unconnected third parties. ICS normally send all donors and other supporters its quarterly magazine and prayer diary by post. If you do not wish to receive this, please let us know by contacting enquiries@ics-uk.org. Similarly, if you purchase ICS’s Directory of English-speaking Churches Abroad or similar publication ICS will retain your details and may contact you (unless you specifically request that ICS does not) to tell you when a subsequent edition is published.

If you contact us via the site ICS may use information such as your e-mail address to update its records, but does not send correspondents regular mailings without their permission. It is possible that, given the nature of its work, information that you provide to such as in a job application or an enquiry about a chaplaincy may be sent outside the European Economic Area.

ICS does not knowingly collect personally identifiable information about you from the site other than that which you deliberately submit.

Except as defined in law, ICS accepts no liability to any user of the site or any third party for any loss or injury occasioned by reliance on information contained in the site, or on any other site to which the site may carry a link or refer directly or indirectly. Whilst ICS has made every effort to check the information on sites to which there are links, ICS has relied on their providing information in good faith. ICS aims to link to sites that only list churches in the historic Christian traditions. Naturally ICS cannot check all links on their sites, or be responsible for the accuracy of information they provide.

Any reference to the laws of the UK or any of its constituent or any other jurisdictions are only brief and general statements of the law and are no substitute for advice from appropriately qualified and experienced professional advisers in the relevant jurisdiction, or the regulatory body concerned.

The views expressed by contributors to the site (or to linked sites) are not necessarily those of ICS.

Law and Jurisdiction
These terms and conditions shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, English law. To the extent possible in the applicable jurisdiction, the parties irrevocably agree that the courts of England shall (subject to the paragraph below) have exclusive jurisdiction to settle any dispute which may arise out of, under, or in connection with these terms and conditions, and for those purposes irrevocably submit all disputes to the jurisdiction of the English courts.

For the exclusive benefit of ICS and to the extent possible in the applicable jurisdiction, ICS shall retain the right to bring proceedings as to the substance of the matter in the courts of the country of your residence or, where these terms and conditions are entered into in the course of your trade or profession, the country of the place of business in which you agreed to these terms and conditions or (if different) the country of your principal place of business.

Distance Selling
We only accept orders for our Directory (a registered serial) or other publications on a payment with order basis. Mail orders are dispatched by post (Air Mail to non-UK destinations) usually within a few days of your order being received. If we anticipate a delay in the despatch, we will endeavour to let you know and give an approximate delivery date. There is no right to cancel an order for a serial.