Terms and conditions of use of BAAL website

This website is offered by The British Association for Applied Linguistics, which is responsible for pages with a web address prefixed by www.baal.org.uk.  Any enquiries regarding these pages, the content or detail or links within, should be directed to the website editor (see ‘Committee’ page for contact details). By using this website you agree to the terms and conditions set out below (“terms”). If you do not agree with these terms, you should not use this web site.

Privacy Policy

Your privacy is important to us. We will only use the information that we collect about you lawfully, in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998 and the Privacy and Electronic Communications (EC Directive) Regulations 2003 (“data protection laws”). You confirm that you will only provide us with true and honest information about yourself.

The details which you provide about yourself and any other information which identifies you (“Personal Information”) are held on our computer systems. These details are used for operational purposes, for example mailing BAAL information or processing payments.

We only retain your credit card or billing account details to process the specific payment transaction for which you supplied them, unless you ask us to keep these details for future purchases which you may make through us.

We do not pass your payment details to third parties other than our administration company. We may pass your Personal Information to third party service providers (including service providers outside of the European Economic Area) for the purpose of keeping you informed in a timely way about BAAL matters. These service providers will only have access to the Personal Information needed to perform the relevant service and may not use your Personal Information for any other purpose. They will also be required to use your Personal Information strictly in accordance with data protection laws. We do not pass your Personal Information to third parties for purposes which are not BAAL-related.

We may use your Personal Information to contact you (including by phone, fax, e-mail and SMS) about new features, services, products and special offers which we may offer. If you do not wish to receive this information you may cancel it by contacting a BAAL Committee Member or our Administration Company. This cancellation in no way affects your other BAAL membership rights if you are a member.

We may use your Personal Information where necessary to defend or establish our legal rights or where otherwise required by law or binding regulation.

We do not collect any information about your use of our Web Site. Your confidentiality is important to us and therefore we do not use cookies.

If you have any comments, questions or complaints regarding our privacy policy, or if you wish to know what information we are holding about you, please contact the BAAL administrator via email (admin@baal.org.uk) in the first instance.

Conditions of Use

You may only use this website on a personal basis in accordance with these terms. Except where explicitly excluded, you may modify, copy, distribute, transmit, display, perform, reproduce, publish, create derivative works from, or transfer information obtained from this website.

You may not use this websitefor any purpose that is unlawful.

If you do not comply, or if we reasonably suspect that you are not complying, with these terms, we may block your access (either temporarily or permanently) to the website.

Copyright, Trademark and Intellectual Property Rights Notices

The BAAL logo and “The British Association for Applied Linguistics” word marks are forms over which we exert prior usage claim. Other product and company names featuring in the Web Site may be the trademarks or subject to prior usage of their respective owners.

All contents of this website, including any software, are protected by copyright, database right and other intellectual property rights. You may, however, reproduce any part of the website for academic purposes, or by prior agreement with us.

Liability Disclaimer

We take measures to check the accuracy of information published in this website. However, we cannot guarantee that our or any third party’s information on this website. will be error-free and it may include inaccuracies or typographical errors. If you believe that you have noticed an error, please contact the website editor.

We take measures to keep this website free from computer viruses and other malicious programs. However, we cannot accept responsibility for any computer viruses or other malicious programs which are transmitted to your computer as a result of your use of this website or a third party website, unless this was due to our negligence or a breach of these terms by us.

We cannot guarantee the availability of this website. As with any service over the Internet there are factors over which we have no control, for which we cannot accept liability. You agree that we may take the website offline where we consider that this is necessary for routine or emergency maintenance without liability to you.

We will use reasonable care and skill to carry out the services contained in this website and do so within a reasonable time, in accordance with these terms. We do not make any other promises and no other promises shall apply about the information, products, and/or services contained on this website.

Nothing in these terms limits our liability for death or personal injury directly caused by us.

All third party suppliers of products, services or content through which we link to from this websiteare independent entities and we are not responsible or liable for any wrongful act or omission on their part or for any of the content of their web sites, including but not limited to any product liability claims.


We may change these terms from time to time.

If any of these terms are found to be invalid by a court or at law then the remainder of these terms shall continue to apply to the extent that they still make sense without the unenforceable term(s).

You will be responsible for all charges and taxes payable as a result of your use of this website.

You agree that no joint venture, partnership, employment, or agency relationship exists between you and us as a result of these terms or your use of this website.

Neither you nor we intend any third party to be able to enforce any of these terms pursuant to the Contracts (Rights of Third Parties) Act 1999.

This agreement is governed by the laws of England. Any dispute between you and us in relation to this website and/or these terms will be referred to the English courts. Use of this website is unauthorised in any jurisdiction that does not give effect to all provisions of these terms.

British Association for Applied Linguistics (BAAL)

BAAL is a professional association, based in the UK, which provides a forum for people interested in language and applied linguistics. We have an international professional membership of around 1000 members. 

To read more about what applied linguistics is and does, click here.