Terms and conditions
PLEASE READ THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS CAREFULLY BEFORE USING THE EDCENTRAL PLATFORM
Other applicable terms
Information about us
https://www.edcentral.uk is a online platform operated by On Tap News Services Limited ("We"). We are a limited company registered in England and Wales under company number 06398464 and have our registered office at 36 College Road, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL53 7HX.
We operate on a not-for-profit basis and are a social enterprise company. We are proud to be part of Social Enterprise UK – the national trade body for social enterprises.
Changes to these terms
Please check this page from time to time to take notice of any changes we made, as they are binding on you.
Please note that some of the provisions contained in our content standards may be superseded by provisions or notices published elsewhere on our platform.
Changes to our platform
We may update our platform from time to time, and may change the content at any time. However, please note that any of the content on our platform may be out of date at any given time, and we are under no obligation to update it.
We do not guarantee that our platform, or any content on it, will be free from errors or omissions.
Accessing our platform
You must register an account with EdCentral in order to access our platform. In some instances, if you are involved in a trial or are taking advantage of a special promotion, our platform may be made available free of charge for a stipulated period following registration. After this time, you will be charged the relevant, advertised subscription amount to access the platform. We will collect this amount either monthly or annually depending on your subscription choice, and will use the preferred payment method and details you stipulated on registration.
We do not guarantee that our platform, or any content on it, will always be available or be uninterrupted. Access to our platform is permitted on a temporary basis. We may suspend, withdraw, discontinue or change all or any part of our platform without notice. We will not be liable to you if for any reason our platform is unavailable at any time or for any period.
You are responsible for making all arrangements necessary for you to have access to our platform.
Our platform is directed to people residing in the United Kingdom. We do not represent that content available on or through our platform is appropriate or available in other locations. We may limit the availability of our platform or any service or product described on our platform to any person or geographic area at any time. If you choose to access our platform from outside the United Kingdom, you do so at your own risk.
Your account and password
If you choose, or you are provided with, a user identification code, password or any other piece of information as part of our security procedures, you must treat such information as confidential. You must not disclose it to any third party.
Intellectual property rights
We are the owner or the licensee of all intellectual property rights in our platform, and in the material we have generated for publication within it. Those works are protected by copyright laws and treaties around the world. All such rights are reserved.
You may print off one copy, and may download extracts, of any page(s) from our platform for your personal use and you may draw the attention of others within your organisation to content posted on our platform.
You must not modify the paper or digital copies of any materials you have printed off or downloaded in any way, and you must not use any illustrations, photographs, video or audio sequences or any graphics separately from any accompanying text.
Our status (and that of any identified contributors) as the authors of content on our platform must always be acknowledged.
You must not use any part of the content on our platform for commercial purposes without obtaining a licence to do so from us or our licensors.
No reliance on information
The content on our platform is provided for general information only. It is not intended to amount to advice on which you should rely. You must obtain professional or specialist advice before taking, or refraining from, any action on the basis of the content on our platform.
Although we make reasonable efforts to update the information on our platform, we make no representations, warranties or guarantees, whether express or implied, that the content on our platform is accurate, complete or up-to-date.
Limitation of our liability
To the extent permitted by law, we exclude all conditions, warranties, representations or other terms which may apply to our platform or any content on it, whether express or implied.
We will not be liable to any user for any loss or damage, whether in contract, tort (including negligence), breach of statutory duty, or otherwise, even if foreseeable, arising under or in connection with:
- use of, or inability to use, our platform; or
- use of or reliance on any content displayed on our platform.
If you are a public sector organisation or a business user, please note that in particular, we will not be liable for:
- loss of profits, sales, business, or revenue;
- business interruption;
- loss of anticipated savings;
- loss of business opportunity, goodwill or reputation; or
- any indirect or consequential loss or damage.
If you are an individual user, please note that we only provide our platform for your private professional use. You agree not to use our platform for any commercial or business purposes, and we have no liability to you for any loss of profit, loss of business, business interruption, or loss of business opportunity.
We will not be liable for any loss or damage caused by a virus, distributed denial-of-service attack, or other technologically harmful material that may infect your computer equipment, computer programs, data or other proprietary material due to your use of our platform or to your downloading of any content on it, or on any website linked to it.
We assume no responsibility for the content of websites linked on our platform. Such links should not be interpreted as endorsement by us of those linked websites. We will not be liable for any loss or damage that may arise from your use of them.
Uploading content to our platform
Whenever you make use of a feature that allows you to upload content to our platform, or to make contact with other users of our platform, you must comply with our content standards.
You warrant that any such contribution does comply with those standards, and you will be liable to us and indemnify us for any breach of that warranty. If you are a consumer user, this means you will be responsible for any loss or damage we suffer as a result of your breach of warranty.
Any content you upload to our platform will be considered non-confidential and non-proprietary. You retain all of your ownership rights in your content, but you are required to grant us a limited licence to use, store and copy that content and to distribute and make it available to third parties. The rights you license to us are described in the next paragraph (Rights you licence).
We also have the right to disclose your identity to any third party who is claiming that any content posted or uploaded by you to our platform constitutes a violation of their intellectual property rights, or of their right to privacy.
We will not be responsible, or liable to any third party, for the content or accuracy of any content posted by you or any other user of our platform.
We have the right to remove any posting you make on our platform if, in our opinion, your post does not comply with the content standards set out in our content standards.
The views expressed by other users on our platform do not represent our views or values.
You are solely responsible for securing and backing up your content.
Rights you licence
When you upload or post content to our platform, you irrevocably grant us a perpetual, worldwide, non-exclusive, royalty-free, transferable licence to use, reproduce, distribute, prepare derivative works of, display, and perform that content in connection with the service provided by our platform.
You may use our platform only for lawful purposes. You may not use our platform:
- In any way that breaches any applicable local, national or international law or regulation.
- In any way that is unlawful or fraudulent, or has any unlawful or fraudulent purpose or effect.
- For the purpose of harming or attempting to harm minors in any way.
- To send, knowingly receive, upload, download, use or re-use any material which does not comply with our content standards.
- To transmit, or procure the sending of, any unsolicited or unauthorised advertising or promotional material or any other form of similar solicitation (spam).
- To knowingly transmit any data, send or upload any material that contains viruses, Trojan horses, worms, time-bombs, keystroke loggers, spyware, adware or any other harmful programs or similar computer code designed to adversely affect the operation of any computer software or hardware.
You also agree:
- Not to access without authority, interfere with, damage or disrupt:
- any part of our platform;
- any equipment or network on which our platform is stored;
- any software used in the provision of our platform; or
- any equipment or network or software owned or used by any third party.
We may from time to time provide interactive services on our platform, including, without limitation, chat rooms, forums, and social networking pages (interactive services).
Content submitted to our interactive services is moderated by both technical measures and human moderators from within our platform’s communities. However, we are under no obligation to oversee, monitor or moderate any interactive service we provide on our platform, and we expressly exclude our liability for any loss or damage arising from the use of any interactive service by a user in contravention of our content standards, whether the service is moderated or not.
The use of any of our interactive services by a minor is forbidden.
Where we do moderate an interactive service, we will normally provide you with a means of contacting the moderator, should a concern or difficulty arise.
Your right of refund
If, during the first 14 days of your subscription, you change your mind or decide for any reason that you do not want to subscribe to EdCentral, you can notify us of your decision to cancel and receive a full refund.
The deadline for cancelling your subscription and being eligible to receive a refund is the end of the 14 day period after receipt of your subscription confirmation (the date on which we e-mail you to confirm our acceptance of your subscription order, which is when the subscription agreement between us is formed).
To cancel a subscription agreement, you just need to let us know that you have decided to cancel. The easiest way to do this is to send your request via our cancellation form. On receipt of your form, we will e-mail you to confirm we have received your cancellation and your refund has been actioned.
For cancellations after this initial period, please refer to our cancellation policy.
You may cancel your subscription at any time using our cancellation form.
It will take two working days for your cancellation to take effect (the cancellation activation period). After this time, no further subscription fees will be taken and your account and subscription will be removed, however we are unable to refund subscription payments already received or that may be received during the cancellation activation period.
We are committed to providing a platform that is accessible to the widest possible audience, regardless of technology or ability. We are actively working to increase the accessibility and usability of our EdCentral platform and in doing so aim to adhere to many of the available standards and guidelines.
Web accessibility initiative
Our EdCentral platform endeavours to conform to level A of the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 1.0. These guidelines explain how to make web content more accessible for people with disabilities. Conformance with these guidelines will help make the web more user friendly for all people.
Our platform displays correctly in current web browsers. If you view our platform on an older browser, you may find pages don't display as intended if the browser isn't standards-compliant. We recommend you upgrade your browser to the latest version of one of the following, to get the most from our platform.
Google Chrome: https://www.google.co.uk/chrome
Microsoft Edge (formerly Microsoft Internet Explorer): https://www.microsoft.com/en-gb/windows/microsoft-edge
Mozilla Firefox: https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/new/?scene=2
Whilst EdCentral.uk strives to adhere to the accepted guidelines and standards for accessibility and usability, it is not always possible to do so in all areas of our platform. We are continually seeking out solutions that will bring all areas of the platform up to the same level of overall accessibility. In the meantime should you experience any difficulty in accessing the EdCentral.uk platform, please don't hesitate to contact us. These content standards apply to any and all material which you contribute to our platform (contributions), and to any interactive services associated with it.
These content standards apply to any and all material which you contribute to our platform (contributions), and to any interactive services associated with it.
You must comply with the spirit and the letter of the following standards. The standards apply to each part of any contribution as well as to its whole.
- Be accurate (where they state facts).
- Be genuinely held (where they state opinions).
- Comply with applicable law in the UK and in any country from which they are posted.
Contributions must not:
- Contain any material which is defamatory of any person.
- Contain any material which is obscene, offensive, hateful or inflammatory.
- Promote sexually explicit material.
- Promote violence.
- Promote discrimination based on race, sex, religion, nationality, disability, sexual orientation or age.
- Infringe any copyright, database right or trade mark of any other person.
- Be likely to deceive any person.
- Be made in breach of any legal duty owed to a third party, such as a contractual duty or a duty of confidence.
- Promote any illegal activity.
- Be threatening, abuse or invade another’s privacy, or cause annoyance, inconvenience or needless anxiety.
- Be likely to harass, upset, embarrass, alarm or annoy any other person.
- Be used to impersonate any person, or to misrepresent your identity or affiliation with any person.
- Give the impression that they emanate from us, if this is not the case.
- Advocate, promote or assist any unlawful act such as (by way of example only) copyright infringement or computer misuse.
Suspension and termination
- Issue of a warning to you.
- Immediate, temporary or permanent removal of any posting or material uploaded by you to our platform.
- Immediate, temporary or permanent withdrawal of your right to use our platform.
- Legal proceedings against you for reimbursement of all costs on an indemnity basis (including, but not limited to, reasonable administrative and legal costs) resulting from the breach.
- Further legal action against you.
- Disclosure of such information to law enforcement authorities as we reasonably feel is necessary.
We do not guarantee that our platform will be secure or free from bugs or viruses.
You are responsible for configuring your information technology, computer programs and platform in order to access our platform. You should use your own virus protection software.
You must not misuse our platform by knowingly introducing viruses, Trojan horses, worms, logic bombs or other material which is malicious or technologically harmful. You must not attempt to gain unauthorised access to our platform, the server on which our platform is stored or any server, computer or database connected to our platform. You must not attack our platform via a denial-of-service attack or a distributed denial-of service attack. By breaching this provision, you would commit a criminal offence under the Computer Misuse Act 1990. We will report any such breach to the relevant law enforcement authorities and we will co-operate with those authorities by disclosing your identity to them. In the event of such a breach, your right to use our platform will cease immediately.
Linking to our platform
You may link to our home page, provided you do so in a way that is fair and legal and does not damage our reputation or take advantage of it.
You must not establish a link in such a way as to suggest any form of association, approval or endorsement on our part where none exists.
You must not establish a link to our platform in any website that is not owned by you.
We reserve the right to withdraw linking permission without notice.
We reserve the right to change the address/location of pages on our platform without notice and will not responsible for any broken links that result from such changes.
The website in which you are linking must comply in all respects with the content standards.
Third party links and resources in our platform
Where our platform contains links to other sites and resources provided by third parties, these links are provided for your information only.
We have no control over the contents of those sites or resources.
Within our research section, we have included dedicated 'Report Abuse' buttons in the review tabs associated with each item. These buttons immediately load a message window with a drop down menu to help you categorise the type of abuse, plus a text box in which you can provide further detail.
In our EdCommunities section, there is a red button by the side of each comment posted in the discussion areas. This will also automatically open a text box to allow you to report any posts you find offensive quickly and easily.
Thank you for visiting our platform.