Terms and conditions


All text and graphics contained on this website is copyright of Meningitis Research Foundation, unless otherwise stated, and shall remain the property of Meningitis Research Foundation.

Information on this site can only be distributed if all the following terms are applied:

  • Written permission is obtained from Meningitis Research Foundation by e-mailing the Communications Manager
  • The copyright notice remains intact on every document or piece of information distributed
  • Meningitis Research Foundation is credited for all information distributed
  • A link to Meningitis Research Foundation's website source is provided on the distributed information
  • The information is only used for non-commercial and informational purposes


Meningitis and septicaemia can kill in hours and require immediate medical attention.

Information contained on this Website is for guidance only; it is not intended to replace advice given by a doctor.

Meningitis Research Foundation cannot be liable for any action you may take, or fail to take, as a result of information contained on this website.

Transparency of sponsorship

Meningitis Research Foundation is a charity that relies on public support to fund its vital work. Where sponsorship has been received, this is gratefully acknowledged on our website.

All Meningitis Research Foundation information is editorially independent and cannot be influenced by sponsors.

Honesty in Advertising and Editorial Policy

No advertising is accepted at present on Meningitis Research Foundation's website.

Links to third-party websites.

This site contains links to third-party websites both within the UK and abroad.

Meningitis Research Foundation is not responsible for the contents of any third-party website accessed through this site. If you decide to access third-party websites, you do so at your own risk.

Online Privacy Statement

The policy of Meningitis Research Founation is to respect the privacy of all web site visitors.

There are three types of information that this site may collect during your visit:

  • web visit logs
  • cookies
  • information voluntarily provided by you.

Web Visit Logs

Meningitis Research Foundation's website routinely collects and stores information from online visitors to help manage the site and improve the service we provide.

This information includes:

  • the pages visited on the site
  • the date and time of the visit
  • the internet address (URL or IP address) of the referring site
  • the domain name and IP address from which the access occurred
  • the version of browser used

Meningitis Research Foundation's website makes no attempt to identify individual visitors from this information.


Please see our cookie page for more information and how to manage cookies used by this website.

Information Voluntarily Provided by You

On this website we provide a number of ways to get in contact with us to request further information. For instance, we have electronic forms to request information resources about meningitis and septicaemia, or to ask questions about the diseases.

Each request for information discloses the purpose of that information. All appropriate forms on this site contain Meningitis Research Foundation's Data Protection Statement. Through these services you may choose to provide us with information to help us serve your needs.

Meningitis Research Foundation respects your right to privacy. If you do choose to send us personal information, we will ensure that:

  • any personally identifiable information you send us will be used only for the purpose indicated
  • information you provide is not shared with other parties without your consent, except to the extent required by law
  • all information is kept in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998

Help us to help you by completing our data protection statement so that we can comply with your wishes.