Open Access Policy
This is the summary of Futurelab's Open Access Licence, which encourages circulation of our work under certain copyright conditions. Please note that, by downloading or reproducing our publications, you are confirming that you have read and accepted the terms of the full licence.
This Open Access Policy allows anyone to access our text content (where we have copyright - please note the exceptions listed below) electronically without charge, as long as certain conditions are met. Users are welcome to download, save, perform or distribute this work electronically or in any other format, including in foreign language translation, without written permission subject to the conditions set out in the Futurelab Open Access Licence, some of which are as follows:
- The material cannot be used for commercial gain including professional, political or promotional uses or for any financial gain.
- The material must be used in full and without alterations or amendments.
- Futurelab and the authors must be acknowledged (with the Futurelab logo - see press page for download details) as the original source of the material and the relevant Futurelab webpage (where the material can be found) must be given in a prominent position. It should also acknowledge that its use is subject to the terms of this licence.
- Only text is covered by this licence - no pictures, images, diagrams, moving images, sound, video, downloads of prototypes or software is to be used.
- No more than 500 copies of any one piece of work may be reproduced.
- You must advise Futurelab of where and when the work will be reproduced - please send an e-mail to info [at] futurelab [dot] org [dot] uk.
For a full list of the criteria to be met, please read the Futurelab Open Access Licence.
You are welcome to ask for permission to use Futurelab's work for purposes other than those covered by our Open Access Licence. To do this, please send your request (outlining the conditions that will not be met) to:
tel: +44 (0)117 9158200
fax: +44 (0)117 9158201
info [at] futurelab [dot] org [dot] uk
The following work is NOT included under the Futurelab Open Access Licence:
- All papers written by Futurelab staff for external publication (ie all publications listed on the external publications page in the resources section)
- All copies of external speakers' PowerPoint presentations featured in the events section
- VISION issue 2 article: 'An interactive education'
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- Personal data shall be processed fairly and lawfully.
- Personal data shall be obtained only for one or more specified and lawful purposes, and shall not be further processed in any manner incompatible with that purpose or those purposes.
- Personal data shall be adequate, relevant and not excessive in relation to the purpose or purposes for which they are processed.
- Personal data shall be accurate and, where necessary, kept up to date.
- Personal data processed for any purpose or purposes shall not be kept for longer than is necessary for that purpose or those purposes.
- Personal data shall be processed in accordance with the rights of data subjects under this Act.
- Appropriate technical and organisational measures shall be taken against unauthorised or unlawful processing of personal data and against accidental loss or destruction of, or damage to, personal data.
- Personal data shall not be transferred to a country or territory outside the European Economic Area unless that country or territory ensures an adequate level of protection for the rights and freedoms of data subjects in relation to the processing of personal data.
The data will not be disclosed to external organisations other than those acting as agents for Futurelab in accordance with our normal activities.
We may notify you of other services offered by Futurelab. If you prefer not to receive such details, or if you do not wish your Personal Data to be processed in the manner outlined above, please make this clear by sending an appropriately worded message to Futurelab at webmaster [at] futurelab [dot] org [dot] uk.
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About us intro image: Nikki Dyson