Legal notice and terms of service

Version dated 1 August 2023

Welcome to Accounting Cafe, which is owned and operated by Accounting Cafe Limited (“Accounting Cafe”, “we” or “us”).

Accounting Cafe Limited is a registered company limited by guarantee without share capital in England and Wales whose registered office is at 114 The Avenue, London, NW6 7NN, United Kingdom, company Registration number 13169878.

Terms and Conditions

These Terms and Conditions (which include our Privacy Policy) are a legally binding agreement between you and us. They apply to your use of this website, its features and contents (“the Site”). Accessing or using the Site or any mobile versions of it or by linking to it, signifies that you have read, understood and agree to be bound by these Terms and Conditions.

If you do not agree to abide by these, or any future Terms and Conditions, do not use or access (or continue to use or access) the Site.

You are responsible for bringing these Terms and Conditions to the attention of anyone who may read material on this Site due to your access to it.

At our sole discretion, we reserve the right to change, add or delete parts of the Terms and Conditions at any time. If we do this, we will post the changes to this page and indicate the date of the most recent revision. We may send registered users and subscribers an email notifying you of the change.

Your continued use of the Site after any changes, whether or not you received an email notifying you of such, constitutes your acceptance of the new Terms and Conditions.

At our sole discretion, we reserve the right to make any changes to the Site and levels of service offered and terminate access at any time.

You must not use data mining, robots, scraping or similar data gathering or extraction methods on any part of this Site without our express prior written consent.

The usage and purchase terms and privacy policies of courses, products and services within this Site or linked to this Site may be subject to more specific terms and policies. If there is a conflict between those more specific terms and conditions and these Terms and Conditions, then the more specific terms and conditions apply.

Your Content is Yours

Before posting any content to Accounting Cafe, read our Guidelines for Contributors. If your content does not comply with our guidelines it may be removed at any time.

You own rights to the content you create and post on Accounting Cafe. Don’t submit content if you don’t hold the copyright for it (unless you have permission, including to grant Accounting Cafe all the rights outlined in these terms).

When you post content to Accounting Cafe, we need permission to display that content to users. Specifically, you give us a non-exclusive license to publish your content on Accounting Cafe, including anything reasonably related to publishing it (like storing, displaying, reformatting, and distributing it). You also grant us and our Users a limited licence to distribute, remix, adapt, and build upon the material in any medium or format for non-commercial purposes. Please read the section on Proprietary Rights in Content and Limited Licence.

You’re responsible for the content you post. This means you assume all risks related to its publication and display, including someone else’s reliance on its accuracy and any claims relating to intellectual property or other legal rights.

Accounting Cafe is a free service and to continue to make it free we reserve the right to enable advertising, including in connection with the display of your content or other information. We may also use your Content to promote our Services. We will never sell your content to third parties without your explicit permission.

Proprietary Rights in Content and Limited Licence

Unless otherwise stated, all materials on or available through this Site are the copyright of Accounting Cafe Limited and/or its contributors.

Unless otherwise stated, Users are permitted to distribute, remix, adapt, and build upon the material in any medium or format for non-commercial purposes only, and only so long as attribution is given to us (and the contributor). If you remix, adapt, or build upon the material, you must license the modified material under identical terms. You are not permitted to remove or amend any trademark, copyright or other proprietary notice.

Users are not entitled to modify the content of this Site or reproduce, republish, distribute, transmit, link, frame or deep-link it on any other website without the express permission of Accounting Cafe. Users may not distribute, transmit, reproduce or publish by electronic or any other means any part of the data or any material generated by or through the site without the prior written permission of Accounting Cafe. Users may not create a database in electronic or structured manual form by systematically downloading and storing all or any of the content. All other rights reserved.

All trademarks used on this Site are the property of their respective owners.

The use of any trademark on our Site does not imply any affiliation with or endorsement of our Site by such owners.

Registration Data and Account Security

When you register for any services offered on the Site requiring registration, you are asked to provide specific information as set out in the registration form (“Registration Details”). You must provide accurate Registration Details and update your Registration Details as necessary so that they maintain their accuracy. You must keep your password and identification details secure and you are fully responsible for all use of your account and for any actions that take place using your account.

You must not allow others to use your Registration Details or account, and you are solely responsible for maintaining the confidentiality and security of your account. You agree to notify Accounting Cafe immediately of any unauthorised use of your Registration Details or account. Accounting Cafe will not be liable for any losses arising out of the unauthorised use of your Registration Details and/or account and you agree to indemnify and hold harmless Accounting Cafe or any associated companies, agents, affiliates and/or licensors, as applicable, for unauthorised uses of your account.


Registration Details or other information you provide to us as part of our registration process will be treated in accordance with our Privacy Notice, which forms part of these terms and conditions.

Research Statement

By registering as a learner in our courses, you agree to participate in research intended to enhance Accounting Cafe’s teaching and learning strategies and provision. As part of our research, we may provide variations in course materials and experiences.

For these purposes, to the extent permitted by law, we may share information, including Personally Identifiable Information, with researchers outside Accounting Cafe. Personally Identifiable Information will be limited to what is necessary to perform the research, and will be subject to data protection.

We may share aggregated information (that does not personally identify you) with the public or third parties. Any reported or published research data and findings will not expose your personal identity.

Accounting Cafe does not use learner data for purposes other than education and research.

User Conduct

The Site and all its features, whether or not requiring password registration or payment, is available for your personal, non-commercial use only. You represent and warrant and agree that no materials of any kind submitted to the Site, including if you registered with us through your account, or otherwise posted, transmitted or shared by you will violate or infringe upon the rights of any third party, including copyright, trademark, privacy, publicity or other personal or proprietary rights or contain libellous, defamatory or otherwise harmful material.

You may not use the Site or any of its features for any illegal or unauthorised purpose. You agree to abide by all applicable local, state, national and international laws and regulations and are solely responsible for all your acts or omissions and for all those that occur under your account.

The “Interactive Areas” of the Site refer to any part of any bulletin board, discussion forum or any tool or feature allowing you to post comments, material, views, reviews or comment on material posted by you, us or others or to interact with others or materials in any way. These include any part of the Site requiring registration or subscription allowing you to do any of the above.

By submitting any material to us and/or the Site you agree to abide by the following rules.

Accounting Cafe reserves the right but does not have an obligation to monitor materials or any information which is posted on the Interactive Areas.

We also have the right, but no obligation, at any time to delete, remove, or suspend the whole or any part of the materials on this Site or any content posted on them including in any Interactive Areas and areas requiring registration or subscription without notice and without incurring any liability. 

No part of our Site is meant for you to post third-party copyrighted content and that includes the Interactive Areas. Copyrighted content includes, but is not limited to, content such as songs, film clips, an episode of a TV programme, parts of books, news articles, illustrations, photos or music videos.

If you find objectionable or offensive material please let us know as soon as possible via the report abuse button or by emailing [email protected].

The views, statements and opinions expressed in any of the Interactive Areas in any form are those of the individual contributors or advertisers and not the statements and opinions of Accounting Cafe or its affiliated entities.

By posting your comments or materials on the Interactive Areas, you grant us and our affiliated entities a non-exclusive, perpetual, irrevocable, royalty-free, world-wide licence to use, reproduce, modify, adapt, translate, publish, make available, distribute, include in other works, sub-license and display any content you submit to us in any format now known or later developed. By submitting material you acknowledge that you waive any moral rights you may have in it.

If you do not want to grant us these rights, please do not submit your comments or materials to us.

You may use the Interactive Areas only to post content that is proper and appropriate to such areas and you must not do any of the following:

  1. advertise, promote or offer to sell any goods or services even if you are acting for a charity or non-profit organisation;
  2. post, transmit unsolicited promotional material “junk” mail or “spam”, pyramid schemes;
  3. harvest or collect email addresses or other contact information or use automated scripts to collect information from or otherwise interact with the Site;
  4. reveal any confidential or sensitive information;
  5. reveal any personal information on other persons (for example, email address, telephone number or postal address, credit card numbers, social security numbers);
  6. post or link to any content that we deem unlawful, defamatory, obscene, threatening, offensive, fraudulent, harmful or otherwise objectionable (this includes but is not limited to text, graphics, video, programs or audio);
  7. post content which you do not have permission to use, in particular, material that contains the intellectual property rights of third parties;
  8. upload, post share or otherwise make available any material that contains software viruses, computer codes, worms, trojans or any other components with harmful or contaminating effects to any user or equipment;
  9. imply that any statements you make are endorsed by us;
  10. delete any author attributions, legal notices or proprietary designations or labels in any content that is posted;
  11. falsify the origin or source of content that is posted;
  12. contribute content with the intention of committing or promoting an illegal act;
  13. use inappropriate (e.g. vulgar or offensive) language or user names;
  14. impersonate any living person or purport to represent any organisation;
  15. use or attempt to use another’s account, service or system without authorisation, register for more than one account or register on behalf of another individual, group or entity;
  16. reformat or frame any portion of the web pages that are part of the Site, deep link into it without permission.

Please bear in mind that we will identify you with content you submit and may release that information to a court or other official if ordered to do so.

We may refuse to grant you a username that impersonates someone else, is or may be protected by trademark or other intellectual property rights, is vulgar, offensive or otherwise inappropriate, as determined by us in our sole discretion.

We do not undertake to keep or make available any material that you or anyone else has contributed to the Site for any length of time or at all. We may delete, archive, make unavailable, modify or comment on any material, and close or suspend any discussion topic at any time without notice.

User Disputes

You are solely responsible for your interactions with other users of the Site. We reserve the right, but have no obligation, to monitor disputes between you and other users.


Although we try to ensure that the information we provide on this Site is correct, it is provided on an ‘as is’ basis, without warranties of any kind. No warranty, express or implied, is given that any of the content of this Site is accurate, complete or up to date. Accounting Cafe does not accept any liability for any error or omission of any content on this Site, including content provided by us or any affiliated entities or by any users or other third parties.

Any and all representations and warranties whether express or implied, including implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose or non-infringement, whether implied by statute, common law, custom, trade usage, course of dealing or otherwise are excluded to the fullest extent permitted by law. We do not exclude any liability in respect of death or personal injury caused by our negligence, liability for our fraud, or any other liability that we cannot exclude by law.

We cannot guarantee and do not promise any specific results from use of the Site.

Use of this Site and any content on any part of it whether requiring registration and/or subscription or not is at your own risk. Accounting Cafe will not be liable to any users of this Site (whether registered users, subscribers or not) and any third parties for any claims or losses of any nature including, but not limited to, loss of profits, direct, indirect, special or consequential damages arising from a user’s or third party’s use or inability to use this Site or any part of it, including any loss of data or lost profits or wasted time of management or employees even if Accounting Cafe is aware of or has been advised of the possibility of such damages. Notwithstanding anything to the contrary contained herein, Accounting Cafe’s liability to you for any cause whatsoever, and regardless of the form of the action, will at all times be limited to the amount paid, if any, by you to us.

Accounting Cafe accepts no responsibility for the content on any website to which a hypertext link from this Site exists or for any use of personal data by the third party operating such a website. The links are provided ‘as is’ with no warranty, express or implied, for the information provided within them.

All authors or providers of a link into this Site should note that Accounting Cafe does not necessarily read, check or edit the content from such links and Accounting Cafe accepts such material linked to its Site purely on the basis of an understanding that Accounting Cafe is a distributor (not a publisher) of such material and by linking to this Site, the author or provider of the link gives an implied warranty that he/she/it will indemnify Accounting Cafe in the event of any action arising as a result of such material appearing on or via this Site. All persons accessing this Site are also put on notice of such fact.

While Accounting Cafe makes all reasonable attempts to exclude viruses or other code with contaminating or disruptive properties from the Site, it cannot ensure such exclusion and no liability is accepted for viruses and any computer code/software. You are recommended to take all appropriate safeguards before downloading information from this Site.

Information transmitted via this Site will pass over public telecommunications networks. Accounting Cafe makes no representation or warranty that the operation of this Site will be uninterrupted or error free and disclaims all liability in this respect. The Site may be temporarily unavailable from time to time for maintenance or other reasons.


You agree to hold harmless, indemnify, and at our request defend, Accounting Cafe, its parents, subsidiaries and other affiliated entities and their respective owners, officers, managers, agents and employees from and against any third party claim arising from or in any way related to your material, your use of, conduct on the Site, including any liability or expense arising from all claims, liabilities, losses, damages (actual and consequential), suits, judgments, litigation costs, expenses and lawyers fees, for every kind and nature. In such a case, we will provide you with written notice of such claim, suit or action to the address you registered with us.


Accounting Cafe may immediately suspend or terminate your access to the Site without notice if any breach of these Terms and Conditions of use by you is brought to our attention.

If you breach these Terms and Conditions and we take no action, we will not be deemed to have waived any of our rights and may still use any rights and remedies that were open to us when you broke them.

Your registration may be terminated and your profile and any content or information that you have posted on the Site may be deleted at any time. We may prohibit you from using or accessing the Site for any reason, at any time in our sole discretion, with or without notice. These Terms and Conditions shall apply to any use of the Site, also after your registration was terminated.

We reserve the right to deactivate user accounts and user names that have been inactive for more than 180 consecutive calendar days.

Governing Law, Venue and Jurisdiction

By visiting or using the Site you agree that these Terms and Conditions are governed by and shall be interpreted in accordance with English law. The courts of England and Wales have exclusive jurisdiction over any dispute between you and us, irrespective of whether or not you are a registered user/subscriber and irrespective of the type of dispute. You agree not to commence or prosecute any action against us other than in the courts of England and Wales and you hereby consent to, and waive all defences of lack of personal jurisdiction and forum non conveniens with respect to, venue and jurisdiction of the courts of England and Wales. Notwithstanding this, you agree that we shall still be allowed to apply for injunctive remedies (or an equivalent type of urgent legal relief) in any jurisdiction.

Accounting Cafe makes efforts to ensure that its publications, advertising and offers on this Site fully meet the requirements of English law and foreign laws of any country where it is intended for such content to be viewed. In the event that a foreign country’s law may not be fully complied with, then Accounting Cafe shall be deemed not to be directing such content to that particular country.

These Terms and Conditions constitute the entire agreement between you and Accounting Cafe. Accounting Cafe shall be entitled to enforce this agreement on its own behalf and on behalf of and for the benefit of its affiliated entities. Apart from Accounting Cafe’s affiliated entities who shall be entitled to enforce the terms of this agreement in the same way as Accounting Cafe, nothing in this agreement shall confer on any third party any right or benefit under the provisions of the Contracts (Rights of Third Parties) Act 1999.