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Terms & Conditions

Subscription Terms and Conditions

These terms and conditions will apply to the purchase of a single copy of Life and Work in which case the word subscription shall be taken to include the purchase of a single edition of the Life and Work magazine.

Subscription Order and Acceptance

When you click "Proceed to Payment" to complete your online order, or you post your order to us, you are making an offer to take out a subscription which if accepted by us, will result in the formation of a binding contract. We shall send you confirmation to notify you of our acceptance of your order. We reserve the right not to accept or to process your order for any reason. All orders paid by payment card are subject to authorisation by your card issuer. Normally, this will take place when you submit your on-line order or on receipt of your order by post. If we do not accept your order and your payment card has already been debited, we will notify you and refund your card in full immediately.

The outcome of the authorisation request submitted to your payment card issuer, will be advised to you by email to the address which you enter when preparing your order. We will not be responsible for any failure to communicate with you if you have entered your email address incorrectly nor if you fail to receive our written confirmation because you have supplied us with an incorrect postal address.


Online subscriptions can be paid by PayPal or by debit or credit card.

Card Payment

If you are under 18 or are not using your own payment card to pay for any order, subscription or advertisement, you must ask the permission of the card holder before entering payment details. By clicking "Submit Order" you are confirming that you have obtained the express prior permission of the card holder.

Personal Information

We shall only use the personal information (e.g. name, address, e-mail address, payment card details) you supply to us for the purpose of fulfilling your order and contacting you about your subscription. Unless a member of our staff has been fraudulent or negligent, we will not be liable to you for any losses you may suffer as a result of unauthorised access by a third party to the information (including in particular payment card details) you transmit when you place an order. It is your responsibility to ensure the security of your own card details to avoid unauthorised use.


We will deliver issues of Life and Work magazine to the address you notify to us when placing your order. Please allow up to three weeks for delivery of the first issue. You agree that we will not be responsible for failure to deliver the magazines if you have supplied us with an incorrect address. We will not be liable to you for any delay in delivery or non-delivery of magazines if such delay or failure is due to circumstances beyond our control or the control of our sub-contractors and agents, including but not restricted to war, electricity power failure, utilities failure, failure of telecommunications links, failure of transport infrastructure, fire, flood, government act, act of God, legislative constraints, strikes, labour disputes or malicious damage involving employees. Our liability to you in the event of magazines being lost in despatch shall in any event, be limited either to replacement of the missing issues or refund of the cost of the missing issues, at our discretion.

We will assume that all subscriptions will start from the next available issue.  Requests for alternative start dates must be made to us in writing.


Cancellation must be advised in writing and will terminate from the end of the current subscription period.  Magazines will continue to be sent until end of the current subscription period, unless otherwise advised.  No refund will be given.

Address amendments

Please confirm all changes in writing to us. Should you change your address to an area outside of your normal postal rate, we will advise you of the rate change as required.

Price Information

Prices displayed on the subscriptions section of the website will prevail at all times in relation to orders placed on-line for UK subscriptions. Prices include delivery charges and taxes (where applicable). If a renewal is effected, this will cause a new contract to be formed between us to which the rates published at the time of renewal will apply.

For details of overseas rates please contact us.


Where a promotion for a print subscription states it is available to new customers or subscribers only, this is defined as not having subscribed to Life and Work magazine in print format for 2 years or more. The offer price is for delivery to a UK address only.


We may change these Terms and Conditions at any time upon giving prior written notice.

Governing Law and Jurisdiction

These Terms and Conditions are governed by Scots law. You hereby irrevocably submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the Scottish courts notwithstanding the jurisdiction where you are based.

Entire Agreement

These Terms and Conditions override any contrary terms or conditions published by us in relation to any order placed by you with us.

Further Information

If you require any further information please contact our subscriptions department:

Email: magazine@lifeandwork.org


Tel: +44(0) 0131 225 5722 - lines open Monday to Friday 09:00 to 17.00

Email: magazine@lifeandwork.org

Post: Life and Work, The Church of Scotland, 121 George Street, Edinburgh EH2 4YN