Terms and conditions of use of
1.1 These terms and conditions govern your use of our website, as do the Guidelines.
1.2 By using our website, you accept these terms and conditions in full; accordingly, if you
disagree with these terms and conditions or any part of these terms and conditions, you must not use our website.
1.3 If you register with our website or submit any material to our website, we will ask you to
expressly agree to these terms and conditions.
1.4 You must be at least 18 years of age to use our website; and by using our website or agreeing
to these terms and conditions, you warrant and represent to us that you are at
least 18 years of age.
1.6 Our website has specific guidelines for users; by using our website or agreeing to these terms
and conditions, you consent to abide by the guidelines found at the bottom of
2.1 Copyright (c) 2015
2.2 Subject to the express provisions of these terms and conditions:
(a) we, together with our licensors, own and control all the copyright and other intellectual
property rights in our website and the material on our website; and
(b) all the copyright and other intellectual property rights in our website and the
material on our website are reserved.
3.1 You may:
(a) view pages from our website in a web browser;
(b) download pages from our website for caching in a web browser;
(c) use our website services by means of a web browser,
subject to the other provisions of these terms and conditions.
3.2 Except as
expressly permitted by Section 3.1 or the other provisions of these terms and
conditions, you must not download any material from our website or save any
such material to your computer.
3.3 You may only use our website for your own personal purposes, and you must not use our website for any other purposes.
3.4 Except as expressly permitted by these terms and conditions, you must not edit or
otherwise modify any material on our website.
3.5 Unless you own or control the relevant rights in the material, you must not:
(a) republish material from our website (including republication on another website);
(b) sell, rent or sub-license material from our website;
(c) show any material from our website in public;
(d) exploit material from our website for a commercial purpose; or
(e) redistribute material from our website.
3.6 We reserve the right to restrict access to areas of our website, or indeed our whole website,
at our discretion; you must not circumvent or bypass, or attempt to circumvent
or bypass, any access restriction measures on our website.
4.1 You must not:
(a) use our website in any way or take any action that causes, or may cause, damage to the website or impairment of the performance, availability or accessibility of the website;
(b) use our website in any way that is unlawful, libellous, illegal, fraudulent or harmful, or in
connection with any unlawful, libellous illegal, fraudulent or harmful purpose
(c) use our website to copy, store, host, transmit, send, use, publish or distribute any material
which consists of (or is linked to) any spyware, computer virus, Trojan horse, worm,
keystroke logger, rootkit or other malicious computer software;
(d) conduct any systematic or automated data collection activities (including without
limitation scraping, data mining, data extraction and data harvesting) on or in
relation to our website without our express written consent;
(e) access or otherwise interact with our website using any robot, spider or other automated
(f) violate the directives set out in the robots.txt file for our website; or
(g) use data collected from our website for any direct marketing activity (including without
limitation email marketing, SMS marketing, telemarketing and direct mailing);
(h) violate the directives set out in our Guidelines.
4.2 You must not use data collected from our website to contact individuals, companies or other
persons or entities.
4.3 You must ensure that all the information you supply to us through our website, or in relation
to our website, is true, accurate, current, complete and non-misleading.
5.1 To be eligible for an individual account on our website under this Section 5, you must be at
least 18 years of age and resident in the United Kingdom.
5.2 You may register for an account with our website by completing and submitting the account
registration form on our website, and clicking on the verification link in the
email that the website will send to you.
5.3 You must notify us in writing immediately if you become aware of any unauthorised use of your
5.4 You must not use any other person's account to access the website.
6.1 If you register for an account with our website, you will be asked to choose a user nickname
6.2 Your user nickname must not be liable to mislead and must comply with the content rules set out in Section 12; you must not use your account or nickname for or in connection with the impersonation of any person.
6.3 You must keep your password confidential.
6.4 You must notify us in writing immediately if you become aware of any disclosure of your
6.5 You are responsible for any activity on our website arising out of any failure to keep
your password confidential, and may be held liable for any losses arising out
of such a failure.
7.1 We may:
(a) suspend your account;
(b) cancel your account; and/or
(c) edit your account details;
(d) edit, or delete, some or all of, the content of your written review,
at any time in our sole discretion without notice or explanation.
7.2 You may cancel your account on our website [using your account control panel on the website].
8.1 We publish reviews based on user’s personal opinions and experiences of working in schools
on our website.
8.2 Reviewers are or may be independent from us; accordingly, reviews published on our website do not necessarily reflect our views and opinions.
8.3 You acknowledge that reviews published on our website may be out of date, biased, partial,
misleading and/or inaccurate.
8.4 You should not
rely solely upon reviews published on our website to make decisions or
determine courses of action, and you should conduct your own research before
making a decision or embarking upon a course of action.
8.5 Subject to Section 15.1, we will not be liable to you for any loss or damage arising from
any reliance you may place on any review published on the website.
8.6 You agree to the publication of reviews relating to you and your institution, by others, on our
website; you acknowledge that such reviews may be critical or defamatory or otherwise unlawful; and, subject to Section 15.1, you agree that you will not hold us liable in respect of any such reviews, irrespective of whether we are aware or ought to have been aware of such reviews.
9.1 We do not publish reviews by experts on our website.
10.1 We publish reviews by users on our website.
10.2 Any user may submit reviews for publication on our website, subject to these terms and
conditions. / If you have registered with our website, you may submit reviews
for publication on the website, subject to these terms and conditions.
10.3 Your reviews must be honest, reasonable and non-defamatory reviews of schools.
10.4 For the avoidance of doubt, your reviews constitute "your content" for the
purposes of Section 11 and Section 12.
10.5 You acknowledge that we may publish and otherwise use, in conjunction with your reviews, your user nickname but we shall have no obligation to do so.
10.6 You hereby waive all your moral rights in your reviews to the maximum extent permitted by
applicable law and warrant that all other moral rights in your reviews have
been waived to the maximum extent permitted by applicable law.
10.7 You acknowledge that the user reviews published on our website are submitted by users, and that we do not usually review, approve or edit such reviews; accordingly, we do not warrant the completeness or accuracy of the user reviews.
11.1 In these terms and conditions, "your content" means all works and materials (including without limitation text, graphics, images, audio material, video material, audio-visual material, scripts, software and files) that you submit to us or our website for storage or publication on, processing by, or
transmission via, our website.
11.2 You grant to us an irrevocable licence to use, reproduce, store, adapt and your specific
consent to publish your content on and in relation to this website and any successor website.
11.3 You grant to us the right to sub-license the rights licensed under Section 11.2.
11.4 You grant to us the right to bring an action for infringement of the rights licensed under
11.5 You hereby waive all your moral rights in your content to the maximum extent permitted by
applicable law; and you warrant and represent that all other moral rights in your content have been waived to the maximum extent permitted by applicable law
11.6 You may edit your content to the extent permitted using the editing functionality made
available on our website.
11.7 Without prejudice to our other rights under these terms and conditions, if you breach any
provision of these terms and conditions in any way, or if we reasonably suspect that you have breached these terms and conditions in any way, we may delete, unpublish or edit any or all of your content.
12.1 You warrant and represent that your content will comply with these terms and conditions.
12.2 Your content must not be illegal or unlawful, must not infringe any person's legal rights,
and must not be capable of giving rise to legal action against any person (in each case in any jurisdiction and under any applicable law).
12.3 Your content, and the use of your content by us in accordance with these terms and
conditions, must not:
(a) be libellous or maliciously false;
(b) be obscene or indecent;
(c) infringe any copyright, moral right, database right, trade mark right, design right, right
in passing off, or other intellectual property right;
(d) infringe any right of confidence, right of privacy or right under data protection
(e) constitute negligent advice or contain any negligent statement;
(f) constitute an incitement to commit a crime in any way relating to libel or defamation of
character or institution;
(g) be in contempt of any court, or in breach of any court order;
(h) be in breach of racial or religious hatred or discrimination legislation;
(i) be blasphemous;
(j) be in breach of official secrets legislation;
(k) be in breach of any contractual obligation owed to any person;
(l) depict violence, in an explicit, graphic or gratuitous manner
(m) be pornographic, lewd, suggestive or sexually explicit;
(n) be untrue, false, inaccurate or misleading;
(o) consist of or contain any instructions, advice or other information which may be acted upon
and could, if acted upon, cause illness, injury or death, or any other loss or damage;
(p) constitute spam;
(q) be offensive, deceptive, fraudulent, threatening, abusive, harassing, anti-social, menacing,
hateful, discriminatory or inflammatory; or
(r) cause annoyance, inconvenience or needless anxiety to any person.
13.1 If you learn of any unlawful material or activity on our website, or any material or activity
that breaches these terms and conditions, please let us know.
13.2 You can let us know by email via the Contact link or by using our Inaccuracies reporting form.
14.1 We do not warrant or represent:
(a) the completeness or accuracy of the information published on our website;
(b) that the material on the website is up to date; or
(c) that the website or any service on the website will remain available.
14.2 We reserve the right to discontinue or alter any or all of our website services, and to stop
publishing our website, at any time in our sole discretion without notice or explanation; and save to the extent that these terms and conditions expressly provide otherwise, you will not be entitled to any compensation or other payment upon the discontinuance or alteration of any website services, or if we
stop publishing the website.
14.3 To the maximum extent permitted by applicable law and subject to Section 15.1, we exclude all
representations and warranties relating to the subject matter of these terms
and conditions, our website and the use of our website.
15.1 Nothing in these terms and conditions will:
(a) limit or exclude any liability for death or personal injury resulting from negligence;
(b) limit or exclude any liability for fraud or fraudulent misrepresentation;
(c) limit any liabilities in any way that is not permitted under applicable law; or
(d) exclude any liabilities that may not be excluded under applicable law.
15.2 The limitations and exclusions of liability set out in this Section 15 and elsewhere in these
terms and conditions:
(a) are subject to Section 15.1; and
(b) govern all liabilities arising under these terms and conditions or relating to the subject
matter of these terms and conditions, including liabilities arising in contract, in tort (including negligence) and for breach of statutory duty.
15.3 To the extent that our website and the information and services on our website are provided free
of charge, we will not be liable for any loss or damage of any nature.
15.4 We will not be liable to you in respect of any losses arising out of any event or events
beyond our reasonable control.
15.5 We will not be liable to you, or your school, in respect of any business losses, including
(without limitation) loss of or damage to profits, income, revenue, use, production, anticipated savings, business, contracts, commercial opportunities, reputation or goodwill.
15.6 We will not be liable to you, or your school, in respect of any loss or corruption of any
data, database or software.
15.7 We will not be liable to you, or your school, in respect of any special, indirect or consequential
loss or damage.
15.8 You accept that we have an interest in limiting the personal liability of our officers and
employees and, having regard to that interest, you acknowledge that we are a
limited liability entity; you agree that you, or your school, will not bring
any claim personally, or as a company or institution, against our officers or
employees in respect of any losses you suffer in connection with the website or
these terms and conditions (this will not, of course, limit or exclude the liability
of the limited liability entity itself for the acts and omissions of our
officers and employees).
16.1 You hereby indemnify us, and undertake to keep us indemnified, against any and all losses,
damages, costs, liabilities and expenses (including without limitation legal
expenses and any amounts paid by us to a third party in settlement of a claim
or dispute) incurred or suffered by us and arising directly or indirectly out
(a) any breach by you of any provision of these terms and conditions; or
(b) your use of our website.
17.1 Without prejudice to our other rights under these terms and conditions, if you breach
these terms and conditions in any way, or if we reasonably suspect that you
have breached these terms and conditions in any way, we may:
(a) send you one or more formal warnings;
(b) temporarily suspend your access to our website;
(c) permanently prohibit you from accessing our website;
(d) block computers using your IP address from accessing our website;
(e) contact any or all your internet service providers and request that they block your access to
(f) commence legal action against you, whether for breach of contract or otherwise; and/or
(g) suspend or delete your account on our website.
17.2 Where we suspend or prohibit or block your access to our website or a part of our website, you
must not take any action to circumvent such suspension or prohibition or
blocking (including without limitation creating and/or using a different
18.1 Our website includes hyperlinks to other websites owned and operated by third parties; such
hyperlinks are not recommendations.
18.2 We have no control over third party websites and their contents, and subject to Section
15.1 we accept no responsibility for them or for any loss or damage that may arise from your use of them.
19.1 TeachersRateSchools, our logos and our other registered and unregistered trade marks are trade marks belonging to us; we give no permission for the use of these trade marks, and such use may constitute an infringement of our rights.
19.2 The third party registered and unregistered trade marks or service marks on our website are the
property of their respective owners and, unless stated otherwise in these terms and conditions, we do not endorse and are not affiliated with any of the holders of any such rights and as such we cannot grant any licence to exercise such rights.
20.1 From time to time we may run competitions, free prize draws and/or other promotions on our
20.2 Competitions will be subject to separate terms and conditions (which we will make available
to you as appropriate).
21.1 We may revise these terms and conditions from time to time.
21.2 The revised terms and conditions will apply to the use of our website from the date of
their publication on the website, and you hereby waive any right you may otherwise have to be notified of, or to consent to, revisions of the terms and conditions. / We will give you written notice of any revision of these terms and conditions, and the revised terms and conditions will apply to the use of
our website from the date that we give you such notice; if you do not agree to the revised terms and conditions, you must stop using our website.
21.3 If you have given your express agreement to these terms and conditions, we will ask for
your express agreement to any revision of these terms and conditions; and if you do not give your express agreement to the revised terms and conditions within such period as we may specify, we will disable or delete your account on the website, and you must stop using the website.
22.1 You hereby agree that we may assign, transfer, sub-contract or otherwise deal with our rights
and/or obligations under these terms and conditions.
22.2 You may not without our prior written consent assign, transfer, sub-contract or otherwise
deal with any of your rights and/or obligations under these terms and conditions.
23.1 If a provision of these terms and conditions is determined by any court or other competent
authority to be unlawful and/or unenforceable, the other provisions will
continue in effect.
23.2 If any unlawful and/or unenforceable provision of these terms and conditions would be lawful or
enforceable if part of it were deleted, that part will be deemed to be deleted,
and the rest of the provision will continue in effect.
24.1 These terms and conditions are for our benefit and your benefit, and are not intended to
benefit or be enforceable by any third party.
24.2 The exercise of the parties' rights under these terms and conditions is not subject to the
consent of any third party.
25.1 Subject to Section 15.1, these terms and conditions, together with our guidelines,
constitute the entire agreement between you and us in relation to your use of
our website and supersede all previous agreements between you and us in
relation to your use of our website.
26.1 These terms and conditions shall be governed by and construed in accordance with English law.
26.2 Any disputes relating to these terms and conditions shall be subject to the exclusive /
non-exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of England.