Please read this Agreement carefully before accessing or using the Services. By accessing or using any part of the web site, you agree to become bound by the terms and conditions of this agreement. If you do not agree to all the terms and conditions of this agreement, then you may not access the Services. If these terms and conditions are considered an offer by SSAT, acceptance is expressly limited to these terms. The Website is available only to individuals who are at least 13 years old.
These Terms between Us and You apply to your use of SSAT digital services (the “Services”) as defined below.
We observe the right to amend, modify or supplement these Terms from time to time at our discretion.
By accessing the Services, you acknowledge that you have read and accepted the Terms and that you are bound by them, whether or not you are a Registered User.
Any information or data added into the Services by You or by Users not limited to information, data, text, software, photographs, graphics, messages, tags, ideas, concepts, tags, forum posts, datasets, techniques and/or any other material generated by Us or Users.
The fees payable by You, whether or not a representative of a company or organisation, in respect of Your and/or Users’ use of the Service.
Any person registered on the Services
All digital services provided by Us including websites, public and member-only content, professional social networking, collaboration and the sharing of information and ideas.
The terms and conditions set out herein.
Any person, registered or otherwise, accessing whole or any part of the Services.
We / Us / Our
SSAT (The Schools Network) Ltd., Registered in England and Wales. Company registration number 08073410
The individual, whether or not a representative of a company or organisation, to whom We provide the Services under licence on these Terms.
By registering to use the Services we grant you a limited, revocable, non-exclusive, non-assignable, non-sublicenseable license to use the Service, through a generally available web browser, mobile device or authorized application (but not through scraping, spidering, crawling or other technology or software used to access data without our express written consent), subject to these Terms.
You are responsible for making all arrangements necessary for you to have access to the Service. We cannot guarantee that the transmission of any information over your internet connection will be secure nor can we guarantee that the Services will be compatible with any or all hardware and software that you may use to visit the Service.
Access to, and the use of, some parts of the Services (including Content) may be restricted to Registered Users or selected Registered Users only (e.g. owners or facilitators of Groups or Networks to control access to their Groups or Networks) and you may require their prior approval to join certain Groups.
We may, at our sole discretion, refuse to register a user or to limit access to all or part of the Services to certain users, or terminate the membership of a Registered User without providing reasons for doing so.
We reserve the right to withdraw, suspend or amend access to all or any part of the Services or cease its operation temporarily or permanently at any time without notice.
Use of the Services commercially or for commercial gain is prohibited and in serious breach of these Terms unless you have gained express prior written authorisation to do so and/or have paid to Us in advance the agreed Fees. This includes and is not limited to commercial activity and the advertising of products and services.
We will use reasonable endeavours to ensure that the Services are accessible 24 hours per day on an “as is” and “as available” basis. We give no warranties or guarantees that the Services will meet particular levels of availability or functionality. Therefore, we strongly recommend that you do not post any business critical information or material on the Services and that you keep copies of all information and content you post on the Services in accordance with your employer’s policies and processes.
We reserve the right from time to time, and at any time, to modify or discontinue the Services (or any part thereof) with or without prior notice and You agree that We shall not be liable to You or to any third party as a result of Our modification of the Service.
We expect to provide updates to the Service, and to perform routine maintenance from time to time. These may involve a small period of time where the Services are unavailable. In the event of unscheduled or emergency maintenance for security or any other reason, the Services may be unavailable for a period of time with no advance warning.
We may establish general practices and limits concerning the use of the Services, including the amount of disk space, activity, bandwidth, or any other resource available in order to preserve the functionality of the Services and their availability to other Users.
We shall be entitled to subcontract the performance of all or part of the Services and its support activities in order to comply with Our obligations under these Terms.
Although you register to use Services as an individual You are participating in your work capacity. Therefore, please make sure that you are aware of, and comply with, your employer’s information and other policies regarding participating in collaboration platforms with access to social media tools.
The information you supply when registering for the Services will be available to other Registered Users dependent on your privacy settings, although your name will always be viewable on your profile. On certain parts of Our Services You can amend your privacy settings by editing your personal profile.
For purposes of service messages and notices about the Services, we may place information on pages across the Services to alert you to certain changes such as modifications to these Terms. Alternatively, notice may consist of an email from us to an email address associated with your account, even if we have other contact information. You also agree that we may communicate with you through your account or through other means including email, mobile number, telephone, or delivery services including the postal service about your account or services associated with the Services. Please review your Notification Settings to control what kind of messages you receive from the Services including messages from Us, and from Groups, Networks and other Registered Users. You acknowledge and agree that we shall have no liability associated with or arising from your failure to maintain accurate contact or other information, including, but not limited to, your failure to receive critical information about the Services.
You own the information which you provide to us when you register as a user. You may ask us to delete it at any time unless you have shared information or content with other users and Registered Users and they have not deleted it, or the information has been copied and stored by other users. You are responsible for ensuring that your personal information is accurate and up-to-date.
The profile that you create when you become a Registered User will become a part of the Services and, apart from the information which you licence to us, is owned by us. However, as between you and other users, it belongs to you. You agree that you will:
- keep your password secure and confidential;
- not allow anyone else to use your account;
- not use anyone else’s account;
- not sell, trade or transfer your account to anyone else; and
- not charge anyone for access to or the use of any part of the Services or Content on them.
You are responsible for anything which happens on or through your account until you either close it down, or prove to us that your account’s security was compromised for reasons which were not your fault.
If you know or suspect that your password has been disclosed to another person you must immediately Contact Us to let us know and change your password. We have the right to disable your user name and password at any time if in our opinion we believe your account’s been compromised or if you have failed to comply with any of the provisions of these Terms.
We allow you access to the Services as a Registered User on the following terms, which you agree:
- you provide accurate, current and complete information about yourself on any registration forms on the Services (“Registration Data”);
- you only use the Services to post, use or send content and messages that comply with our instructions and which are legal (in respect of the law applicable in England and Wales, Scotland, Northern Ireland and in any country from which it is posted) and appropriate to the Service;
- you maintain the security of your user name and password;
- you maintain and promptly update the Registration Data, and any other information you provide to us, to keep it accurate, current and complete;
- if you cease to work within the organisation which you indicated at the time of registration you worked for, you must immediately update your Registration Data;
- you take responsibility for all actions taken under your username and password;
- you do not create additional registered user accounts for the purpose of abusing the functionality of the Services, or other Users;
- you do not seek to pass yourself off as another person or user; and
- you comply with these Terms and any Community Guidelines published on the Services.
You must not do any of the following:
- defame, abuse, harass, stalk, intimidate, threaten or otherwise violate the legal rights (such as rights of privacy or intellectual property rights where applicable) of others;
- impersonate any other person or entity, whether actual or fictitious or falsely state or otherwise misrepresent yourself, your age or your affiliation with any person or entity or use or attempt to use another Registered User’s account;
- upload, post, transmit, share or otherwise make available any content that we deem to be obscene, indecent, unlawful, harmful, threatening, defamatory, infringing, abusive, inflammatory, harassing, vulgar, fraudulent, hateful, or racially, ethnically, sexually or otherwise objectionable;
- upload, post, transmit, share or otherwise make available any material which contains a statement which you know or believe, or have reasonable grounds for believing, that members of the public to whom the statement is, or is to be, published are likely to understand as a direct or indirect encouragement or other inducement to the commission, preparation or instigation of acts of terrorism;
- use the Services for commercial purposes unless We have given You prior written authorisation to do so, for which We may require You to pay a fee. In particular, You may not sell or advertise any goods or services on the Services unless We have first granted You a licence to do so and have received payment of the appropriate licence fee from You. ;
- upload, post, transmit, share or otherwise make available any unsolicited advertising (although you may upload non-commercial events you think may be of interest to other Registered Users acting in their professional capacity), unauthorised advertising, solicitations, promotional materials, “junk mail”, “spam”, “chain letters”, “pyramid schemes”, or engage in any other form of solicitation;
- upload, post, transmit, share or otherwise make available content unless you are sure there are no restrictions (such as copyright) on your ability to do so;
- upload, post, transmit, share or otherwise make available any material that contains software viruses or any other computer code, corrupted files, files or programs designed to interrupt, destroy or limit the functionality of any computer software or hardware or telecommunications equipment;
- delete any required author attributions, legal notices or proprietary designations or labels in, or falsify the origin or source of, any material that is uploaded;
- use automated scripts to collect information from or in any way seek to change the Services or otherwise interact with the Services;
- register for more than one user account, register for a user account on behalf of an individual other than yourself, or register for a user account on behalf of any group or entity; or
- upload, post, transmit, share or otherwise make publicly available on the Services any private, personal or sensitive information of, or concerning, any other party, including, addresses, phone numbers, email addresses, and credit card numbers without first having obtained their written consent to this.
You should be aware that, should you fail to access the Services for a set period of time, your account may be deemed inactive and may be deactivated and deleted. We will determine, in our sole discretion, whether a contribution to the Services or any other activity breaches these Terms.
You must not misuse the Services by knowingly introducing viruses, trojans, worms, logic bombs or other material which is malicious or technologically harmful. You must not attempt to gain unauthorised access to the Services, the servers on which the Services are stored or any server, computer or database connected to the Services. You must not attack the Services via a denial-of-service attack or a distributed denial-of-service attack.
On areas of the Services designed for collaboration and professional networking the majority of the information, data, text, software, photographs, graphics, messages, tags, ideas, concepts, tags, forum posts, datasets, techniques and/or any other material (“Content”) on the Services are generated by our Registered Users.
Content may be out of date and we make no commitment to update or remove Content. We do not warrant the accuracy, completeness, integrity or quality of any Content on the Services.
Content is for information only and cannot be regarded as constituting advice or recommendations (professional or otherwise) and should not be relied on without taking independent advice. You are solely responsible for any decisions you take based on Content. We disclaim all liability and responsibility arising from any reliance placed on Content by any User to the Services, or from any reliance placed on Content by anyone who may be informed of any of its contents.
When you use the Services you will be able to share Content with us and with certain other Registered Users and will have access to Content provided by certain other Registered Users. You are solely responsible for Content you post or make available on the Services. Any Content you display on the Services are done so entirely at your own risk. You acknowledge that Content posted on the Services may be viewable by all other Registered Users and will be publicly available.
When you make Content available to us and other Users, you are representing and warranting that you are entitled to submit that information, that it is accurate, not confidential and that you making it available it does not violate any contractual or statutory restrictions or third party rights, including copyright. It is your responsibility to make sure that Content is accurate and (where appropriate) up-to-date.
You may also be able to communicate with other Registered Users through the Services and you acknowledge that you are solely responsible for those communications. We are not responsible for the behaviour or activities of Registered Users.
The Services offer various ways for you to post your observations and comments on designated topics. They also allows users to share information by allowing them to post updates, including links to news articles and other Content to other parts of the site(s). We may, in our sole discretion, permit Registered Users to apply to create Groups; however, we may (in our sole discretion) close or transfer Groups, or remove Content if the Content violates this Agreement or others’ intellectual property rights or has been inactive for a period of time. Ideas and information that you post and share may be seen and used by other Users. We cannot guarantee that other Users will not use the ideas and information that you share on the Services. Therefore, if you have an idea or information that you would like to keep confidential or don’t want others to use, or that is subject to third party rights that may be infringed by your sharing it, do not post it to any Group, or elsewhere on the Services. We are not responsible for any other person’s misuse or misappropriation of any Content or information you post on the Services.
We recommend that you do not include your home address, telephone number or other sensitive personal information in any messages you send via the Services and that you do not post any Content on the Services unless you are willing for it to be shared with other Registered Users and made public. Please make sure you have complied with your employer’s information disclosure and confidentiality policies when posting Content on the Service.
We are not legally required to comply with Freedom of Information Act 2000 (“FOI”) legislation but we endeavour to comply with the spirit of the legislation. Accordingly, we reserve the right to consider and respond to requests for information which might or might not be held on the Services as if FOI legislation applied to us.
We may from time to time disclose Content provided by Registered Users to the police or other enforcement or regulatory bodies if:
- the disclosure may assist their investigations or
- the disclosure is required by law or any regulatory obligation, or
- we believe that such disclosure is necessary to assist in the prevention or detection of any criminal action (including fraud).
By making Content available on the Services you licence that content with a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International licence.
Further, by making Content available on the Services you grant Us (and our agents, successors and assignees) an irrevocable, fully paid-up and royalty-free, perpetual licence (with the right to sub-licence and to assign) to use, prepare derivative works of, improve, distribute, publish, reproduce, modify, adapt, remove, retain, add, process, analyse, use and commercialise your Content via the Services in any way now known or discovered in the future for the following purposes:
- providing the Services to users and promoting the specific community or other part of the Services to which such Content was made available;
- so that the Content can be made available and be used, viewed and downloaded by those Registered Users that have access to the specific community or other part of Services to which such Content was made available.
As a Registered User, you agree to comply with these Terms, and agree to acknowledge the source of the Content when sharing it on the Services and retain any proprietary notices which may apply to it.
The Services include our copyrights and intellectual property rights and, except for the limited license granted to you in 3. ACCESS TO THE SERVICES, we reserve all of our intellectual property rights in and associated with the Services. This includes all logos and other trademarks, service marks, graphics and logos used in connection with the Services. Other trademarks and logos used in connection with the Services may be the trademarks of their respective owners. These Terms do not grant you any right or license in respect of any such trademarks and logos.
All copyright, trademarks, design rights, database rights and other intellectual property rights in or relating to Our Content on the Services (but not Content supplied by Users) belongs to us or our third party licensors. You may access, use and reproduce Our Content (excluding any software code) solely for the purposes of your use of the Services.
You may also print, copy or download Our Content provided always that:
- you acknowledge us as the source of Our Content;
- do not share Content acquired by virtue of a membership or paid service outside the terms of that membership or service
- all titles credits and URLs are included; and
- you comply with any legal notice contained in Our Content.
Permission to use Our Content is revocable by us at any time.
You may not attempt to modify, translate, adapt, edit, copy, decompile, disassemble, or reverse engineer any software used or provided by Us in connection with the Services, except as permitted by law.
PLEASE NOTE: We will treat Selling or Advertising on the Services without having first obtained the appropriate licence to do so from Us as deemed acceptance by You of our current licensing charges, which will be payable immediately.
We reserve the right to change our Fees from time to time.
If we terminate a paid for service this is because you have breached the Terms, You shall not be entitled to a refund of any unused portion of our Fees (if there are any).
If you pay (or have paid) a Fee to set up a Group or Network, or if you have paid for any of the services offered, you agree to us storing your payment information.
You also agree to pay all of our Fees as they become due, and to be responsible for paying all related taxes and to pay any costs which we may have to incur to collect our Fees, as well as interest on any amounts which may be overdue. If you fail to pay, we may terminate your subscription to the service(s) you have paid for.
Depending on your location, the type of payment method you use and where your payment method is issued, your payment may be subject to foreign exchange fees or differences in prices caused by exchange rates. We do not support all methods of payment, currencies or payment locations. If you use a payment method, such as a credit card, whose expiration date has passed and you have not edited your payment method information or cancelled, you authorise us to continue billing that payment method and you will remain responsible for any amounts which we are unable to collect. You will continue to be responsible for paying our Fees through to the end of the service subscription period in which you cancel your subscription. All applicable taxes are calculated using the billing information which you provide to us at the time of purchasing.
We do not guarantee that we will provide a refund if you do not use the service, functionality or facility you have paid for or if you are not satisfied with it. However each request will be reviewed on its own merits. If you believe that you are due a refund then please contact us.
By using the Services you accept that you will be able to access Content posted by other Registered Users in an unedited and unrestricted form. We reserve the right, but have no obligation, to monitor the use of the Services. Facilitators of Groups and Categories may also monitor your use of that community. We will not be responsible as author, editor or publisher of any Content posted by Users.
We reserve the right to promptly, without notice to you, reject, remove, or edit any Content on the Services without any liability on our part. Facilitators of Groups may also do this where the Content is posted in the community they manage.
If you encounter any content or behaviour in connection with the use of the Services which you think is unacceptable you should flag it as inappropriate and contact us to report it. We will then review the content or behaviour and decide whether it complies with the Terms and we will deal with it in our discretion.
Where we consider it appropriate, we (or the facilitator of the applicable Group or Category) will endeavour to contact you to inform you that a complaint has been received in relation to Content which you have uploaded, the action that we have taken, our evaluation of the allegation, and what steps (if any) we require you to take.
We do not verify the identity of our Registered Users and you should not assume that the details of Registered Users are accurate. We are not liable for false or misleading statements by Registered Users.
We do not warrant that the Services are uninterrupted or error free or free of viruses, worms, Trojan Horses or technical defects of any description‚ and we accept no responsibility for any technical problems arising from your use of the Service.
Unless we specifically state otherwise, we provide the Services to you without any conditions, warranties, or guarantees which are expressly excluded to the extent permitted by law.
Nothing within these Terms operates so as to exclude, limit or restrict our liability for death or personal injury caused by our negligence, for fraudulent misrepresentation or for any other matter for which it would be illegal for us to attempt to limit or exclude our liability.
We will not be liable for:
- any indirect, consequential or special losses or damages or any loss of profits, data or income arising in contract, tort (including negligence) or otherwise arising out of or in connection with your use of the Service;
- all conditions, warranties and other terms which might otherwise be implied by statute, common law or the law of equity; and
- any loss, damage, expense, costs, delays or other liability whatsoever (including without limitation any financial losses such as loss of profit) which you may incur as a result of any event beyond our reasonable control (including without limitation any failure of transmission, communication, computer or other facilities or your inability to access the Services for any reason or any failure, error or delay in the sending or receiving of any notice or communication or instruction through the post or any electronic medium or any virus infection or denial of service attack).
In the event that you have or believe that you may have any right, claim or action against any other Registered User from that Registered User’s use of the Service, you agree to pursue such right, claim or action independently of and without recourse to us, and you release us and you will procure that any third party releases us from all claims, loss, damage expense, costs, delays and other liability, known and unknown, arising from or in any way connected with such right, claim or action.
You are solely responsible for your interactions with other Registered Users. We may limit the number of connections you may have to other Registered Users and may, in certain circumstances, prohibit you from contacting other Registered Users through use of the Services or otherwise limit your use of the Services. We reserve the right, but are not obliged, to monitor disputes between you and other Registered Users and to restrict, suspend, or close your account if we determine, in our sole discretion, that doing so is necessary to enforce these Terms.
For as long as we continue to provide the Services, we will seek to update, improve and expand the services which the Services provide to Registered Users. As a result, we allow you to access the Services as they may exist and be available on any given day and we have no other obligations, except as expressly stated in these Terms. We may modify, replace, refuse access to, suspend or discontinue the Services, partially or entirely, or change and modify prices prospectively for all or part of the services it provides to you or all Registered Users in our sole discretion. All of these changes shall be effective upon their posting on the Services or by direct communication to you.
We also reserve the right to withhold, remove or discard any Content available as part of your account, with or without notice if we consider it (in our absolute discretion) to be contrary to these Terms. We have no obligation to store, maintain or provide you a copy of any Content that you or other Registered Users create or provide when using the Service.
TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, WE SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES, OR ANY LOSS OF PROFITS OR REVENUES, WHETHER INCURRED DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY, OR ANY LOSS OF DATA, USE, GOOD-WILL, OR ANY OTHER SORT OF INTANGIBLE LOSSES, RESULTING FROM:
A) YOUR ACCESS TO OR USE OF OR INABILITY TO ACCESS OR USE THE SERVICE;
B) ANY CONDUCT OR CONTENT OF ANY THIRD PARTY ON THE SERVICE, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION, ANY DEFAMATORY, OFFENSIVE OR ILLEGAL CONDUCT OF OTHER USERS OR THIRD PARTIES; OR
C) UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS, USE OR ALTERATION OF YOUR INFORMATION OR CONTENT.
IN NO EVENT SHALL OUR AGGREGATE LIABILITY FOR ANY AND ALL CLAIMS RELATING TO THE SERVICE AND ANY USE BY YOU OF IT EXCEED ONE HUNDRED POUNDS STERLING (£100)
You agree to indemnify us and keep us indemnified against any and all claims, damages, losses, liabilities and reasonable costs (including lawyers’ fees and costs) arising from or in connection with your use of and conduct on the Services, any Content which you submit to the Services and your breach of any of the Terms.
If you think that you are entitled or obliged by any applicable law to act in breach of any of the terms or to breach this Agreement, you must give us a detailed and evidence-based explanation of your reasons for doing so at least 30 days before you do so, so that we can consider and decide whether we wish (at our sole discretion) to remedy the situation, although we will be under no obligation to do so.
If you no longer wish to be a Registered User, please contact Us.
If we believe that you have not complied with the Terms we may, at our discretion and without incurring liability, cancel your membership and restrict access to the Services immediately and without giving you any prior notice.
Even after termination (for whatever reason) these Terms shall remain in full force and effect.
Any failure or delay by us to enforce strict performance by you of any of the Terms or to exercise any right under the Terms will not be regarded as a waiver of any rights.
If any provision of the Terms is found by any Court, or other competent body to be wholly or partly illegal, invalid, void, voidable, unenforceable or unreasonable, that part shall be deemed to be severable from the Terms and the remaining provisions of the Terms shall continue in full force and effect.
The Terms are not intended, nor shall they operate, to create a partnership or joint venture of any kind between us and you, and you are not authorised to act as our agent.
Nothing in the Terms shall create or confer any rights or any other benefits whether pursuant to the Contracts (Rights of Third Parties) Act 1999 or otherwise in favour of any person other than you or us.
We may provide you with notices regarding the Services or the Terms by regular mail, email, or postings to this website.
These Terms constitute the entire agreement between you and us with respect to the use of the Services and supersede any previous agreements between you and us regarding such subject matter.
We may assign, delegate or transfer our rights, liabilities and/or obligations under the Terms without your prior consent and upon such assignment, delegation or transfer we shall be relieved of any further obligations under the Terms. You shall not assign, delegate or transfer any of your rights, liabilities and/or obligations under the Terms without our prior written consent.
The interpretation, construction, effect and enforceability of these Terms shall be governed by and construed in accordance with English Law. You and we agree to submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English Courts.
The Services are operated by or on behalf of SSAT (The Schools Network) Ltd. We are registered in England and Wales under company number 08073410 and have our registered office at 5th floor, Central House, 142 Central Street, London EC1V 8AR.
We can be contacted at the above address or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org