Terms and Conditions

The Research for the Future website provides information about Research for the Future and the Help BEAT campaigns. We take care to ensure that all the information we provide is accurate and up to date.

The Research for the Future website does not store any data. Any messages or data submitted via the website are encrypted through an SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) certificate. An SSL certificate acts like an electronic passport. When the internet user submits the message, the user’s browser accesses the SSL certificate and establishes a secure connection with the web server.

Support and maintenance of the Research for the Future website are carried out by Pixel Kicks. Pixel Kicks cannot access any information submitted by forms on the Research for the Future website.

We cannot guarantee uninterrupted access to this website and accept no responsibility for any damages arising from the loss of website information.


The Research for the Future website uses cookies. A cookie is a small file which asks permission to be placed on your computer’s hard drive when you visit a website. You can choose to accept or decline cookies.

Many web browsers automatically accept cookies as they help websites work efficiently. They are also used to provide information about the analysis of web traffic to the website owner or to let you know when you visit a particular site. Cookies allow web applications to respond to you as an individual so they can tailor their operations to your needs, likes and dislikes by gathering and remembering information about your preferences.

The Research for the Future website uses cookies to find out which pages are being visited. We gather information about all users collectively and only use it to analyse data about web page traffic, for example, to find out which pages are visited most often. Monitoring which pages are visited most and least often helps us understand what information users find most useful. This helps us create a better website.

Cookies never give us access to your computer or collect any information about you, other than the data you choose to share with us.

The Research for the Future website site uses the following cookies:

Google Analytics cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use the website. The information is used to compile reports and help improve the site. The cookies collect information in an anonymous form, including the number of visitors to the site, where visitors have come to the site from and the pages they visited.

WordPress cookies are used to enable registered Research for the Future administrators to log in to the website.  Administrators log in to the website to edit the content of website pages.

The Facebook Conversion Tracking Pixel allows us to follow the actions of users after they are redirected to our website after clicking a Facebook advertisement. We can record the efficacy of Facebook advertisements for statistical and marketing purposes. The collected data remains anonymous. This means that we cannot see the personal data of any individual user.

However, the collected data is saved and processed by Facebook. Facebook can connect the data with your Facebook account and use the data for its own advertising purposes, in accordance with Facebook’s Data Use Policy.  Facebook Conversion Tracking also allows Facebook and its partners to show you advertisements on and outside Facebook. In addition, a cookie will be saved onto your computer for these purposes.

If you prefer to decline cookies you can usually modify your browser setting; however, this may prevent you from taking full advantage of the website. For more information on enabling and disabling cookies, please visit About Cookies.


Links are provided for information and convenience only. Listing and linking should not be taken as an endorsement. We are not responsible for the content or availability of any linked site.

You do not have to ask permission to link directly to pages hosted on this site. However, we do not permit our pages to be loaded into frames on your site. The pages must load into the user’s entire window. You must not use the NHS logo to link to our site without prior permission.

Social media

We monitor our social media accounts as often as possible during standard business hours Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm. We read all direct messages and, where appropriate, reply as soon as possible. Being ‘liked’ or ‘followed’ by Research for the Future on social media does not imply endorsement.

There may be times when our social media accounts are unavailable which we cannot be held liable for.

Virus protection

It is always wise for you to run an anti-virus programme on all material downloaded from the internet. We cannot accept any responsibility for any loss, disruption or damage to your data or your computer system that may occur while using the Research for the Future website.

Intellectual property

The names, images and logos identifying Research for the Future and the Help BEAT campaigns are the proprietary marks of the National Institute for Health and Care Research Clinical Research Network Greater Manchester.

Copying our logos, images and any other third-party logos accessed via this website is not permitted without the prior approval of the relevant copyright owner.

Third-party services

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Notification of changes

We reserve the right to revise the website Privacy Notice and Terms and Conditions without notice. It is the responsibility of the user to regularly check this information. Continued use of www.researchforthefuture.org after a change has been made is your acceptance of the change.

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