Terms of use

Welcome to our website. If you continue to browse and use this website (our ‘Site’) you are agreeing to comply with and be bound by the following terms and conditions of use.

  • The content of the pages of this website is for your general information and use only. It is subject to change without notice.
  • This website contains material which is owned by or licensed to us. This material includes, but is not limited to, the design, layout, look, appearance and graphics. Reproduction is prohibited other than in accordance with the copyright notice, which forms part of these terms and conditions.
  • Unauthorised use of this website may give rise to a claim for damages and/or be a criminal offence.
  • Your use of this website and any dispute arising out of such use of the website is subject to the laws of England and Wales.

Services and transactions

You can use this website to access online services and transactions e.g. booking onto a course.  These can be managed by THE Partnership or another organisation or school.  Some services have their own terms and conditions which also apply – read these before you use the service.


Linking to our website

Our website links to those of our members.  We don’t have any control over the content on these websites.  We are not responsible for:

  • The protection of any information you give to these websites
  • Any loss or damage that may come from your use of these websites, or any other websites they link to

You agree to release us from any claims or disputes that may come from using these websites.  You should read all terms and conditions, privacy policies and end user licences that relate to these websites before you use them.


Disclaimer

While we make every effort to keep our website up to date, we don’t provide any guarantees, conditions or warranties that the information will be:

  • Current
  • Secure
  • Accurate
  • Complete
  • Free from bugs or viruses

We are not liable for any loss or damage that may come from using our website.  This includes:

  • Any direct, indirect or consequential losses
  • Any loss or damage caused by civil wrongs (‘tort’, including negligence), breach of contract or otherwise
  • The use of any websites that are linked to ours
  • The inability to use any websites that are linked to ours

This applies if the loss or damage was foreseeable, arose in the normal course of things or you advised us that it might happen.

This includes (but isn’t limited to) the loss of your:

  • Income or revenue
  • Salary, benefits or other payments
  • Business
  • Profits or contracts
  • Opportunity
  • Anticipated savings
  • Data
  • Goodwill or reputation
  • Tangible property
  • Intangible property, including loss, corruption or damage to data or any computer system
  • Wasted management or office time

We may still be liable for:

  • Death or personal injury arising from our negligence
  • Fraudulent misrepresentation
  • Any other liability which cannot be excluded or limited under applicable law

Requests to remove content

You can ask for content to be removed from our website.  We’ll only do this in certain cases, eg if it breaches copyright laws, contains sensitive personal data or material that may be considered obscene or defamatory.

Contact us to ask for content to be removed.  You’ll need to send us the web address (URL) of the content and explain why you think it should be removed.  WE’ll reply to let you know whether we’ll remove it.

We remove content at our discretion in discussion with the agency responsible for it.  You can still request information under the Freedom of Information Act and the Data Protection Act.


Information we may collect from you

We may collect and process the following data about you:

  • Information that you provide by filling in forms on our Site.
  • If you contact us, we may keep a record of that correspondence.
  • Details of your visits to our Site and the resources that you access.

Virus protection

We make every effort to check and test our website for viruses at every stage of production.  You must make sure that the way you use our website doesn’t expose you to the risk of viruses, malicious computer code or other forms of interference which can damage your computer system.  We are not responsible for any loss, disruption or damage to your data or computer system that might happen when you use our website.

When using our website, you must not introduce viruses, Trojans, worms, logic bombs or any other material that is malicious or technologically harmful.  You must not try ot gain unauthorised access to our website, computer or data base connected to it.  You must not attack our website in any way.  This includes denial-of-service attacks.  We will report any attacks or attempts to gain unauthorised access to our website to the relevant law enforcement authorities and share information about you with them.


IP addresses

We may collect information about your computer, including where available your IP address, operating system and browser type, for system administration. This is statistical data about our users’ browsing actions and patterns, and does not identify any individual.


Cookies

For the same reason, we may obtain information about your general internet usage by using a cookie file which is stored on your browser or the hard drive of your computer. Cookies contain information that is transferred to your computer’s hard drive. They help us to improve our Site and to deliver a better and more personalised service.

If you register with us or if you continue to use our Site, you agree to our use of cookies.

On 26 May 2012, new rules about cookies on websites came into force. The Site uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. (‘Google’). Google Analytics uses cookies to help us analyse how users use the Site. The information generated by the cookie about a user’s use of the Site (including your IP address) will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating the user’s use of the Web Site, compiling reports on Site activity for web site operators and providing other services relating to web site activity and internet usage. Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google’s behalf. Google will not associate a user’s IP address with any other data held by Google. Users may refuse the use of cookies (as above). By using the Site, the User consents to the processing of data about that user by Google in the manner and for the purposes set out above.


Where we store your personal data

Where we have given you (or where you have chosen) a password which enables you to access certain parts of our Site, you are responsible for keeping this password confidential. We ask you not to share a password with anyone.

Unfortunately, the transmission of information via the internet is not completely secure. Although we will do our best to protect your personal data, we cannot guarantee the security of your data transmitted to our Site; any transmission is at your own risk. Once we have received your information, we will use strict procedures and security features to try to prevent unauthorised access