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Terms and Conditions for Membership

Thank you for becoming a member of the British Dyslexia Association. Your support through membership helps our work to create a world where people with dyslexia can flourish.

Please take the time to read these terms and conditions of membership, which outline your rights and obligations as a member of the BDA (a "Member" or "you" in what follows).

British Dyslexia Association (BDA) is a registered charity in England and Wales (289243) of 1, Friar Street, Reading, England, RG1 1DA and will be referred to as "BDA" or "we" in these terms and conditions.

A Your details and membership

  1. By becoming a member of the BDA you agree that the personal details you provide may be used for administrative purposes and to fulfil your BDA membership, which includes regular e-newsletters and our Contact magazine.
  2. If you become a member online through our website, you will have access to an online account, details of your log in must not be shared with anyone else.
  3. You are responsible for informing us of changes to your personal details. You can either do this through your online account, or by contacting us on
  4. BDA may send you invitations to take part in surveys or focus groups.
  5. BDA may send you information about other products and services that we feel may be of interest; if you have provided consent to hear from us in this way.
  6. You can opt out of marketing and/or membership communications or change your preferences at any time by emailing and informing us.
  7. If your membership lapses, we will contact you for a short period of time to ask if you would like to re-join or if you would like to continue hearing about our work.

B Cancellation and Payment

  1. Any request to cancel your membership must be made within seven working days of your membership application. Cancellation request should be made in writing to
  2. Members are invited to pay annually or monthly.
  3. For members paying annually your membership shall commence from the day that payment is received and will expire 12 months on from that date.
  4. For members paying monthly, your membership shall expire if payment is not received on or around your expected payment date.
  5. BDA reserve the right to refuse, cancel or withhold membership at our absolute discretion.
  6. Members must be a minimum of 16 years old on date of membership application.
  7. If membership is paid by Direct Debit or Standing Order your membership payment will continue to be collected (monthly or annually) until you notify us you wish to cancel.
  8. If you pay your membership by credit/debit card, cash or cheque, we will contact you to renew your membership, if no further payment is received by you, we will discontinue your membership.

C Membership rights and benefits

  • As a member of the BDA you are entitled to:
  • Receive BDA Contact magazine(s)
  • Receive BDA E-newsletters
  • Discount on a BDA conference
  • Discount on a BDA E-Learning Training Event
  • BDA Voting rights
  • Invitation to the BDA AGM
  • Representation on BDA Management Board

However, BDA reserves the right to vary, amend or withdraw these rights and benefits at our discretion.

  1. Each member is entitled to one vote at the AGM.
  2. Unless stated otherwise, or without prior consent, all BDA materials and publications received by members must not be reproduced transmitted, distributed, or sold.
  3. Rights and benefits received from membership are personal and can’t be transferred to anyone else.

The charity is a company limited by guarantee. In the event of the charity being wound up and the charity’s liabilities exceeding its assets, the amount that each member may need to contribute as a guarantee is limited to £5.