Version date: 09/06/15
LOOP Terms and Conditions
This website is operated by Leaders Unlocked (company number 9543594) which has its registered office at 20-22 Bedford Row, London WC1R 4EB. We can be contacted by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or by mail to the address set out above. We are regulated by Companies House.
We may revise these terms at any time at our sole discretion. If we do, we will notify you on our home page. Please also check back regularly for updates: you can easily determine whether changes have been made by confirming the version date at the top of these terms. Your continued use of our website means that you agree to these terms, as revised.
1.1 Although portions of our website may be visited by any Visitor, you will need to register as a Member to be able to participate in or join the Community Areas and if you wish to submit Reviews. Registration on our website is free.
1.2 You will not use the Site if you are under 13.
1.3 To register as a Member, you must either:
(a) confirm that you are over 16 years of age; or
(b) if you are less than 16 years of age, please see Section 3, below.
1.4 You agree that any information you provide to us about yourself upon registration or at any other time will be true, accurate, up to date and complete. We reserve the right to terminate your membership and access to our website if we learn that you have provided false or misleading information.
1.5 When you register to use our website, you will be asked to create a username and password. You agree not to divulge your password to any other person. You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your password, and will be fully responsible for all liabilities arising in connection with your password’s use (or misuse), whether such use or misuse is with or without your knowledge or approval. If you suspect that someone else knows of or is using your password, you must notify us immediately by emailing us.
1.6 We have the absolute discretion to cancel your username/password at any time if we suspect it is being used by an unauthorised person.
2 Your use of our website
2.1 For the purposes of these terms, “Content” refers to all data, text, logos, artwork, software, documents, images, photographs and other materials you may upload to or download from our website including information about yourself, messages posted in the Community Area, Reviews, information about certain schools or colleges.
2.2 And you must ensure that any Content that you submit to our website:
(a) does not infringe any third party’s Intellectual Property Rights (“Intellectual Property Rights” means registered and / or unregistered copyright, database rights, trade marks, design rights and other intellectual and proprietary rights of whatever nature, and all applications for such rights, anywhere in the world);
(b) does not breach any applicable law;
(c) is not defamatory, profane, sexually or racially offensive or discriminating, harassing, threatening, promotes violence, invades another’s privacy, obscene, pornographic, false, unreliable or misleading or otherwise objectionable in our opinion; and
(d) does not disrupt the communications of the online community or Community Area on our website.
2.3 You must ensure that when posting Reviews on our site you will:
(a) use the rating system on this site fairly and honestly, giving a balanced and truthful indication of your own personal experience in the immediately preceding 12 months and opinions that you genuinely hold
(b) not identify any individual
(c) not post or create a link to any information about any practice, service or product with whom or about which you are or have been involved with any form of investigation, complaint or litigation
(d) not distort or try to distort the ratings and comments that appear on this Site, nor seek to influence any other person’s ratings or their comments
(e) not use this Site to make any personal attack on anyone or to harass, upset, embarrass, alarm or annoy any other person.
2.4 You agree that you will not use our website:
(a) for commercial purposes or to obtain financial gain without our prior written consent;
(b) to send chain letters, junk mail, ‘spam’, business or bulk communications of any kind;
(c) to advertise a company, product or service of any educational establishment except under the terms of a written advertiser agreement that we have entered into with you;
(d) in a way, that might reasonably be expected to cause another person’s computer systems and/or their communications network to be interrupted, damaged or rendered less efficient;
(e) to obtain personal information from “Users” (which means “Members” and “Visitors”) under the age of 16 or from anyone if such information is gathered deceptively or in a non-transparent way;
(f) to obtain passwords or personal identifying information for commercial or unlawful purposes from other Users;
(g) to attempt to impersonate another User;
(h) to harass, threaten or intimidate any User;
(i) in any way that is unlawful or fraudulent, or has any unlawful or fraudulent purpose;
(j) for the purpose of harming or attempting to harm minors in any way; or
(k) 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.
2.5 You will be for responsible for logging out from your registered account at the end of each session on our website.
2.6 If you are a Visitor, you agree not to obtain unauthorised access to areas of our website reserved for Members.
2.7 If you are aware of anything on our website which appears to infringe these terms, you agree to contact us immediately.
3 Under 16 years of age
3.1 If you are under 16 years of age and want to become a Member, you must obtain a parent or guardian’s permission before registering on our website. You may also discuss these terms with them before obtaining their permission.
3.2 If you are a Member under 16 years old, you will need to obtain a parent or guardian’s permission before taking part in any online discussions. You should never reveal personal information about yourself, such as your address, telephone number and email. We advise parents who permit their children to use an interactive service that it is important that they communicate with their children about their safety online, as moderation is not foolproof. Minors who are using any interactive service should be made aware of the potential risks to them.
4 Content posted
4.1 We have a software tool which monitors Content on our website. While we hope that it removes the majority of inappropriate content, it is not 100% reliable – no software tool is. None of the views expressed in the Content are the views of Leaders Unlocked – we are just providing a platform. You acknowledge that all Content is the responsibility of the person who posted, emailed or otherwise provided the Content to our website. You acknowledge that by using the Service, you may be exposed to Content that is offensive, indecent or objectionable. We are not responsible in any way for any Content – and if you post, email, upload or otherwise provide Content, you are entirely responsible for it. We disclaim all liability and responsibility arising from any reliance placed on Content posted on our website.
4.2 However, we operate a ‘take down as notice’ procedure. If you believe that any Content is defamatory, profane, sexually or racially offensive or discriminating, harassing, threatening, obscene, pornographic, false, unreliable or misleading or otherwise objectionable, or infringes intellectual property or other legal rights please notify us immediately by contacting an administrator. We will investigate each matter notified to us and will act in our sole discretion.
4.3 If you post Content which is found to be in breach of these terms, we reserve the right to deactivate your username and password to prevent you from further access to our website as a Member and/or remove or amend the Content posted.
5 Intellectual Property Rights
5.1 You agree that our website and all Content contained in it are protected by Intellectual Property Rights that either belong to or are licensed to us.
5.2 You acquire no proprietary interest in our website or Content provided by us or others and may not use them in any way except as expressly permitted by these terms.
5.3 You may view, print, download or temporarily store such Content for your personal, non-commercial reference without alteration, addition or deletion. You may not otherwise copy, reproduce, retransmit, distribute, publish, commercially exploit or otherwise transfer such Content. You acknowledge that you will not acquire any Intellectual Property Rights by downloading or otherwise using any such Content.
5.4 By submitting Content to our website:
(a) you grant us a royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable, non-exclusive right and licence to use, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, translate, create derivative works from, distribute and communicate to the public such Content; and
(b) you authorise us to adapt, modify and/or remove such Content and you agree to waive your moral rights to object to any derogatory treatment, or to be identified as the author, of the material in question.
6 Termination and suspension
6.1 You may terminate your access to the Website at any time for any reason (including where we breach these Terms and Conditions) without penalty by emailing us at email@example.com
6.2 In our sole discretion and without liabilty we may terminate these Terms and Conditions or suspend your account at any time with or without notice to you.
6.3 We may modify, suspend or discontinue the Website (or any part thereof) at any time for any reason in our sole discretion. We will not be liable if for any reason our site is unavailable at any time or for any period of time.
6.4 If we reasonably think that a change to the Website under Section 6.3 will benefit you or have neutral impact on you, we may make the change without telling you.
6.5 If we reasonably think that a change to the Website under Section 6.3 will have a material detrimental impact on you, we will give adequate notice by email and you may exercise your right under Section 6.1 to terminate these Terms and Conditions.
7 Our Rights
7.1 We have the right in our absolute discretion to alter, edit, remove, suspend or refuse any Content without notice, if we consider that the Content is objectionable or violates these terms or for any other reason.
7.2 We may preserve or disclose the Content and your personal details as well as any Content to any third party if such disclosure is necessary:
(a) for the purpose of maintaining our website;
(b) by law; or
(c) to respond to claims that our website infringes or restricts the right of any party.
7.3 We may suspend or terminate your access to our website at any time if you breach any of these terms.
8.1 Our website is provided on an “as is” and “as available” basis. We expressly disclaim all warranties or representations of any kind, express or implied, to the fullest extent permitted by law.
8.2 You represent and warrant that: a) you have the necessary right, power and authority to enter into these Terms and Conditions and perform your obligations under it and you satisfy the qualifying age criteria and have your parents’/guardians’ permission for using the Website; b) You own or have the lawful right from the owner of the materials you wish to upload to the Website; c) The materials you plan to post comply with Section 2.
8.3 You understand and agree that we do not guarantee the accuracy, relevancy or completeness of any information in or provided on or from our website. We are not responsible for any errors or omissions or for the results obtained from the use of such information. Our website is provided for the general information of the general public.
8.4 Your use and participation in our website and services are solely at your own risk. No advice or information, whether oral or written, obtained by you from our website shall create any warranty not expressly made in these terms or imposed by law.
8.5 We make no warranty that our website will meet your requirements, or that access to our website will be uninterrupted, timely, secure, or error free; nor do we make any warranty as to the results that may be obtained from the use of our website.
9 Limitation of Liability
9.1 From time to time we may run competitions, contests, prize draws and promotions on the Website. These will be subject to additional terms, conditions and rules that will be made available at the time of such competitions. By entering into or participating in such competitions, you agree to comply with and be bound by such additional terms, conditions and rules.
9.2 If you intend to use the Website, and in particular if you are under the age of 18 please consider best practice for internet safety available at http://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/ and http://www.ceop.gov.uk/
9.3 EXCEPT AS REQUIRED BY LAW, WE WILL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT LOSSES OR DAMAGES ARISING IN CONTRACT, TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE) AND FOR ANY REASON.
9.4 EXCEPT AS REQUIRED BY LAW, WE SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL LOSSES OR DAMAGES OR LOSS OF PROFITS, DATA, GOODWILL, REVENUE IN EACH CASE REGARDLESS OF WHETHER SUCH LOSSES OR DAMAGES ARISE IN THE NORMAL COURSE OF EVENTS OR WHETHER WE HAVE BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES AND WHETHER SUCH LOSSES OR DAMAGES ARISE IN CONTACT OR TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE) AND FOR ANY REASON.
9.5 NOTHING IN THESE TERMS SHALL OPERATE TO EXCLUDE OR RESTRICT OUR LIABILITY FOR DEATH OR PERSONAL INJURY CAUSED BY NEGLIGENCE.
- Linking to our Site
10.1 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, but 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.
10.2 You must not establish a link from any website that is not owned by you.
10.3 Our website must not be framed on any other site, nor may you create a link to any part of our site other than the home page. We reserve the right to withdraw linking permission without notice.
10.4 The website from which you are linking must comply in all respects with the content standards set out in these terms and conditions. If you wish to make any use of material on our site other than that set out above, please address your request to firstname.lastname@example.org
- Links from our Site
11.1 Where our website 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, and accept no responsibility for them or for any loss or damage that may arise from your use of them.
12 Territory Statement
Please do not access or use the Content from a jurisdiction where such access or use would be contrary to applicable laws, rules or regulations of any governmental authority or regulatory organisation. If you breach this provision, you will be held entirely responsible.
We may assign our rights and obligations under these terms and upon such assignment we shall be relieved of any further obligation under these terms. You are not permitted to assign your rights and obligations under these terms.
14 Governing Law and Jurisdiction
These terms shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of England and any dispute shall be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English courts.
15 Changes to these terms and conditions
15.1 We may change these Terms and Conditions at any time in our sole discretion. Your use of the Website following such change will constitute your agreement to be bound by the modified Terms and Conditions.