Safety and Privacy


National Astronomy Week (NAW) is run by a co-ordinating team and is non-commercial.

Events run as part of National Astronomy Week are organised by Astronomy Societies, Science Centres and other educational and scientific groups - including NAW.

This website is created to help publicise the week and the events, to educate and inform and to promote interest in astronomy.

This page covers:

  • Covid-19 and safe practice
  • Your use of this website, including the ways we try to ensure the privacy of information given to us.
  • This is a freely available website, with no payment information processed or stored. Contact information given to us is never sold or shared, except where the event organisers themselves choose to do so in the event descriptions. More details are in the Privacy Policy below.
  • By using this Website, you agree to accept the conditions described here.

The Covid-19 Pandemic

Events are run by the event organisers. They, and not NAW, are responsible for the security and safety of participants.

Coronavirus Information

During the current pandemic it will be important for all organisers of events to carefully consider all the relevant local and national guidelines.

When planning events, all organisers should follow Public Health and Government advice and recommendations to ensure the safety of participants - in particular concerning social distancing.

You may wish to consider a Risk Assessment to clarify any necessary actions for your event.

You can find both Public Health Department and Government coronavirus information at

Your privacy

Our policy is to respect your privacy regarding any information we may collect from you.
We only ask for personal information when we need it to provide a service to you. We collect it with your knowledge and consent, and collect only that information that is needed for you to participate in NAW.
We only retain collected information as long as necessary to provide you with your requested service. What data we store, we’ll protect within commercially acceptable means to prevent loss and theft, as well as unauthorised access, disclosure, copying, use or modification.
We don’t share any personally identifying information publicly or with third-parties, except when required to by law.
Our website may link to external sites that are not operated by us. Please be aware that we have no control over the content and practices of these sites, and cannot accept responsibility or liability for their respective privacy policies.
You are free to refuse our request for your personal information, with the understanding that we may be unable to provide you with some services you request.

Terms and Conditions

Event Organisers

The website content is produced by the NAW team and by the various Event Organisers.  All contact information submitted will be kept secure, and never divulged to third parties.

More information is listed below in our detailed Privacy Policy.

Intellectual Property Rights

Event Organisers retain full rights over any pictures and other material posted to this website as part of their event submissions.  Otherwise the NAW team own all intellectual property rights to the content and materials contained in this Website, except where stated.

You are granted limited license only for purposes of viewing the material contained on this Website.


You are specifically restricted from all of the following:

  • publishing any Website material in any other media;
  • selling, sublicensing or otherwise commercialising any Website material;
  • using this Website in any way that is or may be damaging to this Website or which restricts user access.
  • using this Website contrary to applicable laws and regulations, or in any way may cause harm to the Website, or to any person or business entity;
  • engaging in data mining, data harvesting, data extracting or similar activity in relation to this Website;
  • using this Website to engage in any advertising or marketing.

Some areas of this Website are restricted from access.  NAW may further restrict access by you to any areas of this Website, at any time, in absolute discretion.  Any user ID and password you may have for this Website are confidential and you must keep these secure and confidential

Your Content

In these Website Standard Terms and Conditions, "Your Content" shall mean any audio, video text, images or other material you choose to display on this Website. By displaying Your Content, you grant NAW a non-exclusive, worldwide irrevocable, sub licensable license to use, reproduce, adapt, publish, translate and distribute it in any and all media.

Your Content must be your own and must not be invading any third-party’s rights. NAW reserves the right to remove any of Your Content from this Website at any time without notice.

No warranties

This Website is provided "as is," with all faults, and NAW express no representations or warranties, of any kind related to this Website or the materials contained on this Website. Also, while there may be advice given in some cases, it is up to all users of the site to apply their own judgement as to whether this advice is applicable in their specific situation; the NAW team shall not be held responsible for incorrect interpretation of advice.

Limitation of liability

In no event shall the NAW team, nor any of the participating organisations be held liable for anything arising out of or in any way connected with your use of this Website, nor held liable for any indirect, consequential or special liability arising out of or in any way related to your use of this Website.


You hereby indemnify NAW against any and/or all liabilities, costs, demands, causes of action, damages and expenses arising in any way related to your breach of any of the provisions of these Terms.


If any provision of these Terms is found to be invalid under any applicable law, such provisions shall be deleted without affecting the remaining provisions herein.

Variation of Terms

NAW is permitted to revise these Terms at any time as it sees fit, and by using this Website you are expected to review these Terms on a regular basis.


NAW is allowed to assign, transfer, and subcontract its rights and/or obligations under these Terms without any notification. However, you are not allowed to assign, transfer, or subcontract any of your rights and/or obligations under these Terms.

Entire Agreement

These Terms constitute the entire agreement between NAW and you in relation to your use of this Website, and supersede all prior agreements and understandings.

Your continued use of our website will be regarded as acceptance of our practices around privacy and personal information. If you have any questions about how we handle user data and personal information, feel free to contact us.

This policy is effective as of 18th September 2020.

Last Updated: 2020-10-24 11:35:42