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Beyond the Earth is a registered non-profit, public benefits, education and research organisation. The foundation is registered as a charitable entity in Scotland (SC048652) and the governing bylaws, as defined by the council of trustees, are available on this page along with relevant Annual Reports (AR) as per our charitable entity commitments.


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  • The Beyond the Earth logo is a registered trademark of the foundation and permission(s) for use of this graphic may only be granted by the foundation trustees via written request.

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  • Disc contents are generally subject to various licensing agreements with our external partners. Please contact us prior to using these contents for referral to the original author(s).

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Our website and its contents feature web links to a number of third-party organisations and information outlets who vigorously research their subject matters, yet we have no influence on the analysis of this material. While we do validate sources, we cannot assume any liability for this third-party content if it is modified thereafter. The respective provider or operator is always responsible for the content of these linked pages. If we become aware of any violations of the law, or contents modified to fulfil any other negative purposes, we will remove such links immediately. We also actively try to screen out AI-generated content, given it’s unreliability as reference material, and the unknown criteria used in compiling this content.


This initiative is developed as a non-profit, public benefits and education foundation and is not organised for the private gain of any person/ group of individuals or for the acquisition of personal details about its' participants. The foundation is compliant with GDPR regulations and is also committed to meeting additional provisions outlined within other international data protection policies when securely storing, protecting, or deleting any user data. The use of our website is usually possible without providing personal data, and any voluntary data shared will only be used for the purposes outlined within the stated input elements. Should you access our channels using social media, we may however receive account information (username details etc.) from these third-party organisations such as Facebook, Twitter etc.


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We are continually looking for new ways to reduce the foundations' already small carbon footprint. To offset our annual footprint, we pay a voluntary carbon tax which directly contributes to native tree planting in the Cairngorm National Park, Scotland. Discover more details at;


The Beyond the Earth foundation's 'Study Group' enabled international researchers and scholars to come together and deliberate over subjects that are essential for long-term communication strategies, or identifying other fields of concern which should rightly feature in our ‘After the Horizon’ initiative. This work concluded in 2020 due to scheduling issues brought about by the global pandemic, however it may be reactivated at a later date to continue this crucial work on a dedicated forum. Much of the content discussed by this group now populates the foundation website and the associated catalogue structuring. To contribute your professional expertise, or receive notification on the re-establishment of this group, please Join or express your interest to the website moderator via; info [at]


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