Terms and conditions of use
1.1 These terms and conditions shall govern your use of our website.
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, submit any material to our website or use any of our website services, we will ask you to expressly agree to these terms and conditions.
1.4 The website may not be used by anyone under the age of 18 without the supervision of a parent or legal guardian who agrees to be bound by these terms and conditions. You represent and warrant that you are at least 18 years of age, or, if not, that you have reviewed these terms and conditions with your parent or legal guardian and that he or she has agreed to be bound by them.
1.5 When disclosing to us the personal information of another person (for example, name and contact details of a referee, teacher or parent) you represent and warrant that you have obtained that person’s consent to such disclosure.
1.6 Please note that any reference to an English legal term for any action, remedy, method of judicial proceeding, legal document, legal status, court, official or any legal concept or thing shall, in respect of any jurisdiction other than England, be deemed to include a reference to what most nearly approximates to the English legal term in that jurisdiction.
- Copyright notice
2.1 Copyright (c) 2018 Aacle Limited.
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.
- Licence to use website
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) print pages from our website;
(d) stream audio and video files from our website; and
(e) 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 and business 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.
- Acceptable use
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, illegal, fraudulent or harmful, or in connection with any unlawful, illegal, fraudulent or harmful purpose or activity;
(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 means, except for the purpose of search engine indexing;
(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).
4.2 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.
- Use on behalf of organisation
5.1 If you use our website or expressly agree to these terms and conditions in the course of a business or other organisational project, then by so doing you bind both:
(a) yourself; and
(b) the person, company or other legal entity that operates that business or organisational project,
to these terms and conditions, and in these circumstances references to "you" in these terms and conditions are to both the individual user and the relevant person, company or legal entity, unless the context requires otherwise.
- User registration and accounts
6.1 This Section 6 applies to you if you are an individual user.
6.2 To be eligible for an individual account on our website under this Section 6, you must be meet the requirements of clause 1.4.
6.3 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.
- Recruiter registration and accounts
7.1 This Section 7 applies to you if you are a recruiter.
7.2 To be eligible for a business account on our website under this Section 7, you must be operating a business and:
(a) if you are a sole trader, you must be at least 18 years of age;
(b) if you are a partnership, you must be validly established under the laws of the country where you have your principal place of business; and
(c) if you are a limited company or other limited liability entity, you must be validly incorporated in the country where you have your principal place of business.
7.3 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.
7.4 You must pay the fees specified on our website in relation to your account type in accordance with Section 14.3.
7.5 Paid-for services will remain available for the relevant period specified on our website at the time of purchase, unless you pay the applicable account renewal fees.
- User login details
8.1 If you register for an account with our website, you will be asked to choose a user ID and password.
8.2 Your user ID must not be liable to mislead and must comply with the content rules set out in Section 16; you must not use your account or user ID for or in connection with the impersonation of any person.
8.3 You must keep your password confidential.
8.4 You must notify us in writing immediately if you become aware of any disclosure of your password.
8.5 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.
- Cancellation and suspension of account
9.1 We may:
(a) suspend your account;
(b) cancel your account; and/or
(c) edit your account details,
at any time in our sole discretion without notice or explanation, providing that if we cancel any services you have paid for and you have not breached these terms and conditions, we will refund to you a pro rata amount of your payment, such amount to be calculated by us using any reasonable methodology.
9.2 You may cancel your account on our website using your account control panel on the website. You will not be entitled to any refund if you cancel your account in accordance with this Section 9.2.
- Social networking
10.1 Registered users will have access to such additional features on our website as we may from time to time determine, which may include:
(a) facilities to complete a detailed personal profile on the website, to publish that profile on the website, and to restrict the publication of that profile to particular groups or individuals registered on the website;
(b) facilities to create groups, manage groups that you have created, join and leave groups, and share information amongst group members;
(c) the facility to send private messages via the website to particular groups or individuals registered on the website; and
(d) the facility to post and publish text and media on the website.
10.2 You acknowledge that we cannot be held responsible for the behaviour of our users, either on or off the website, and we cannot guarantee that any information provided by a user is true, accurate, complete, current and not misleading; and subject to Section 19.1 you will not hold us liable in respect of any loss or damage arising out of any user behaviour or user information.
10.3 You agree to the publication of posts relating to you, by others, on our website; you acknowledge that such posts may be critical or defamatory or otherwise unlawful; and, subject to Section 19.1, you agree that you will not hold us liable in respect of any such posts, irrespective of whether we are aware or ought to have been aware of such posts.
- Personal profiles
11.1 All information that you supply as part of a personal profile on the website must be true, accurate, current, complete and non-misleading.
11.2 You must keep your personal profile on our website up to date.
11.3 Personal profile information must also comply with the provisions of Section 4 and Section 16.
- Additional services
12.1 Jobseekers who register with our website will have access to additional website areas and features, which we will determine in our sole discretion. These may include:
(a) facilities to upload a CV and/or profile into our database, to enable registered recruiters to search for the CV/profile, to assess whether the jobseeker may be suitable for a role, and to contact the jobseeker where appropriate;
(b) a facility to enable the jobseeker to browse our database of job listings;
(c) a facility to enable the jobseeker to receive email alerts, newsletters, notice of competitions, and/or other email notifications from us;
(d) a facility to limit the disclosure of confidential information to recruiters; and/or
(e) any other services specified on our website from time to time.
12.2 You acknowledge that we merely provide a facility to enable jobseekers and recruiters to get in touch and that we do not carry out any extensive checks on, vet or monitor the recruiters who advertise on our website, and you agree that you will not hold us liable, or seek to hold us liable, in relation to any loss, damage or expense that you suffer arising out of the actions or omissions of a recruiter (subject to Section 19.1).
12.3 You must ensure that all the information you provide to us and to any registered recruiter via or in relation to our website is true, accurate, current, complete and not misleading, and you must keep such information up to date.
12.4 For the avoidance of doubt, any CV you upload or supply to us shall constitute "your content" for the purposes of Section 15 and Section 16.
13.1 This Section 13 applies to all competitions that are promoted on and run through our website.
13.2 To be eligible to enter a competition:
(a) you must be a registered user of our website; and
(b) you must not be our employee, officer or agent, or an employee, officer or agent of any person or organisation involved in the running of the competition, and you must not be a family relation of any such person.
13.3 To enter a competition you must complete and submit the competition entry form on our website.
13.4 Some of our competitions are completely free to enter but other competitions might be subject to an entry fee. The applicable costs for entering a competition are set out on our website, along with details of alternative free entry routes.
13.5 The maximum number of entries to a competition per person is 1.
13.6 The maximum number of entries for a competition shall be as specified on our website. Once this number of entries have been received, the competition will be closed to new entries, notwithstanding the published closing date.
13.7 A competition shall open for entries at the time and on the date specified on our website, and similarly shall close to entries at the time and on the date specified on our website. Unless otherwise stated on the website, these times and dates are the relevant times and dates in London, England.
13.8 A competition shall be judged by those persons identified as the judges on our website.
13.9 Competition entries shall be judged on the basis ofthose criteria specified on our website in relation to the competition.
13.10 The competition judges shall be independent.
13.11 Results of a competition shall be final and no right of challenge will apply to them.
13.12 Competition prizes shall be specified on our website.
13.13 If a competition entrant does not meet the eligibility requirements or is subject to any entry restrictions, that entrant shall not be entitled to be adjudged a winner, and will not be entitled to a prize in any circumstances.
13.14 Competition prize winners will be notified of the competition result by email and post and will receive their within the deadlines set out in the details of the specific competition.
13.15 The results of a competition will be announced on our website within 30 days following the closing date of the competition. The announcement will include the first name, surname, age, town or region of residence and prize details of each prize winner.
13.16 You warrant to us that you created your competition entries, that own all of the copyright in those entries, and that our use of the entries in accordance with these terms and conditions will not infringe any person's intellectual property rights or other legal rights.
13.17 You grant to us an exclusive, worldwide, royalty-free, perpetual and irrevocable licence to copy, store, edit, distribute, transmit and publish your competition entries. You also grant to us a right to sub-license these rights.
13.18 To the maximum extent permitted by applicable law, you irrevocable and unconditionally waive your rights to be identified as the author of your competition entries and to object to any derogatory treatment of your competition entries.
13.19 Competition entries will not be returned. Please, therefore, keep a copy of your competition entries.
13.20 We may undertake publicity activities relating to competitions and prize awards. We may publish and/or arrange for the publication of prize winners' first names, surnames, ages, pictures, towns or regions of residence and prize details. We may provide that information to sponsors and general media. We will also require prize winners to attend promotional events relating to the competition, providing that we will pay reasonable and pre-agreed travel, subsistence and accommodation expenses incurred by prize winners attending such events.
- Recruiter services
13.1 Recruiters who register with our website will have access to additional website areas and features, which may include:
(a) the ability to post advertisements on our website;
(b) access to our database of jobseekers; and/or
(c) any other services specified on our website from time to time.
13.2 For the avoidance of doubt, any advertisements you upload or supply to us shall constitute "your content" for the purposes of Section 15 and Section 16.
13.3 You acknowledge that we merely provide a facility to enable jobseekers and recruiters to get in touch and that we do not vet or monitor the registered jobseekers who use our website, and you agree that you will not hold us liable, or seek to hold us liable, in relation to any loss, damage or expense that you suffer arising out of the actions or omissions of a jobseeker (subject to Section 19.1).
13.4 Recruiters undertake to ensure that all job advertisements that they submit to the website for publication are true, accurate, current, complete and non-misleading advertisements for bona fide jobs.
13.5 Recruiters must treat the information in our database of jobseekers as confidential, and must only use the database and information for the purpose of seeking candidates to fill bona fide jobs; and recruiters must not copy any information from the database or record or retain any information from the database or disclose to any third party any information from the database, except as strictly necessary for that purpose.
13.6 We warrant to recruiters that we will perform the paid-for recruiter services with reasonable care and skill.
13.7 We do not warrant that recruiters will receive any applications in relation to job advertisements; nor do we warrant that our database will hold information regarding jobseekers that are suitably qualified for the positions that recruiters require to be filled.
14.1 The fees in respect of our website services will be as set out on the website from time to time.
14.2 All amounts stated in these terms and conditions or on our website are stated exclusive of VAT.
14.3 You must pay to us the fees in respect of our website services in advance, in cleared funds, in accordance with any instructions on our website.
14.4 We may vary fees from time to time by posting new fees on our website, but this will not affect fees for services that have been previously paid.
14.5 If you dispute any payment made to us, you must contact us immediately and provide full details of your claim.
14.6 If you make an unjustified credit card, debit card or other charge-back then you will be liable to pay us, within 7 days following the date of our written request:
(a) an amount equal to the amount of the charge-back;
(b) all third party expenses incurred by us in relation to the charge-back (including charges made by our or your bank or payment processor or card issuer);
(c) an administration fee of GBP 25.00 including VAT; and
(d) all our reasonable costs, losses and expenses incurred in recovering the amounts referred to in this Section 14.6 (including without limitation legal fees and debt collection fees),
and for the avoidance of doubt, if you fail to recognise or fail to remember the source of an entry on your card statement or other financial statement, and make a charge-back as a result, this will constitute an unjustified charge-back for the purposes of this Section 14.6.
14.7 If you owe us any amount under or relating to these terms and conditions, we may suspend or withdraw the provision of services to you.
14.8 We may at any time set off any amount that you owe to us against any amount that we owe to you, by sending you written notice of the set-off.
- Your content: licence
15.1 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.
15.2 You grant to us a worldwide, irrevocable, non-exclusive, royalty-free licence to reproduce, store and publish your content on and in relation to this website and any successor website.
15.3 You grant to us the right to sub-license the rights licensed under Section 15.2.
15.4 You grant to us the right to bring an action for infringement of the rights licensed under Section 15.2.
15.5 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.
15.6 You may edit your content to the extent permitted using the editing functionality made available on our website.
15.7 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.
- Your content: rules
16.1 You warrant and represent that your content will comply with these terms and conditions.
16.2 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).
16.3 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 legislation;
(e) constitute negligent advice or contain any negligent statement;
(f) constitute an incitement to commit a crime, instructions for the commission of a crime or the promotion of criminal activity;
(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.
16.4 Your content must be appropriate, civil and tasteful, and accord with generally accepted standards of etiquette and behaviour on the internet.
16.5 You must not use our website to link to any website or web page consisting of or containing material that would, were it posted on our website, breach the provisions of these terms and conditions.
16.6 You must not submit to our website any material that is or has ever been the subject of any threatened or actual legal proceedings or other similar complaint.
- Report abuse
17.1 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.
17.2 You can let us know about any such material or activity by email or using our abuse reporting form.
- Limited warranties
18.1 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.
18.2 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 expressly provided otherwise in these terms and conditions, 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.
18.3 To the maximum extent permitted by applicable law and subject to Section 19.1, we exclude all representations and warranties relating to the subject matter of these terms and conditions, our website and the use of our website.
- Limitations and exclusions of liability
19.1 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.
19.2 The limitations and exclusions of liability set out in this Section 19 and elsewhere in these terms and conditions:
(a) are subject to Section 19.1; 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, except to the extent expressly provided otherwise in these terms and conditions.
19.3 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.
19.4 We will not be liable to you in respect of any losses arising out of any event or events beyond our reasonable control.
19.5 We will not be liable to you 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 or goodwill.
19.6 We will not be liable to you in respect of any loss or corruption of any data, database or software.
19.7 We will not be liable to you in respect of any special, indirect or consequential loss or damage.
19.8 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 will not bring any claim personally 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).
19.9 Our aggregate liability to you in respect of any contract to provide services to you under these terms and conditions shall not exceed the total amount paid and payable to us under the contract which reflects the level of risk borne by us.
20.1 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 of your use of our website or any breach by you of any provision of these terms and conditions.
- Breaches of these terms and conditions
21.1 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 of your internet service providers and request that they block your access to our website;
(f) commence legal action against you, whether for breach of contract or otherwise; and/or
(g) suspend or delete your account on our website.
21.2 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 account).
- Third party websites
22.1 Our website includes hyperlinks to other websites owned and operated by third parties; such hyperlinks are not recommendations.
22.2 We have no control over third party websites and their contents, and subject to Section 19.1 we accept no responsibility for them or for any loss or damage that may arise from your use of them.
- Trade marks
23.1 aaclejobhub, 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.
23.2 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.
24.1 We may revise these terms and conditions from time to time.
24.2 The revised terms and conditions shall apply to the use of our website from the date of publication of the revised terms and conditions on the website, and you hereby waive any right you may otherwise have to be notified of, or to consent to, revisions of these terms and conditions.
24.3 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.
25.1 You hereby agree that we may assign, transfer, sub-contract or otherwise deal with our rights and/or obligations under these terms and conditions.
25.2 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.
26.1 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.
26.2 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.
- Third party rights
27.1 A contract under these terms and conditions is for our benefit and your benefit, and is not intended to benefit or be enforceable by any third party.
27.2 The exercise of the parties' rights under a contract under these terms and conditions is not subject to the consent of any third party.
- Entire agreement
28.1 Subject to Section 19.1, these terms and conditions, together with our privacy and cookies policy, shall constitute the entire agreement between you and us in relation to your use of our website and shall supersede all previous agreements between you and us in relation to your use of our website.
- Law and jurisdiction
29.1 These terms and conditions shall be governed by and construed in accordance with English law.
29.2 Any disputes relating to these terms and conditions shall be subject to the [exclusive] OR [non-exclusive] jurisdiction of the courts of England.
- Employment agency providing introductions
30.1 If you register as a jobseeker for the purpose of seeking employment, we will act in relation to you as an employment agency providing introductions (and not an employment business) for the purposes of the Conduct of Employment Agencies and Employment Businesses Regulations 2003. We will, through our website, help you to seek [work type]. We will help you by providing those services specified in these terms and conditions. We will have no right to negotiate or enter into any contract on your behalf; nor will we be authorised to receive money on your behalf. No fees are payable by a jobseeker in respect of these services. The contract between us under these terms and conditions may be terminated by you or us at any time upon immediate written notice.
30.2 If you register as an employer on our website, we will act in relation to you as an employment agency providing introductions (and not an employment business) for the purposes of the Conduct of Employment Agencies and Employment Businesses Regulations 2003. Details of our charges and payment details are set out in these terms and conditions and on our website. No refunds or rebates are payable. We will have no authority to enter into contracts with jobseekers or otherwise act on your behalf.
- Statutory and regulatory disclosures
31.1 We will specify on the website or elsewhere in these terms and conditions the different technical steps you must follow to conclude a contract under these terms and conditions, and also the technical means for identifying and correcting input errors prior to the placing of your order.
31.2 We will not file a copy of these terms and conditions specifically in relation to each user or customer and, if we update these terms and conditions, the version to which you originally agreed will no longer be available on our website. We recommend that you consider saving a copy of these terms and conditions for future reference.
31.3 These terms and conditions are available in the English language only.
31.4 We are registered in [trade register]; you can find the online version of the register at [URL], and our registration number is [number].
31.8 Our VAT number is [number].
- Our details
32.1 This website is owned and operated by Aacle Limited.
32.2 We are registered in England and Wales under registration number10474180, and our registered office and principal place of business is at The Sunderland Software Centre, Tavistock Place, Sunderland SR1 1PB.
32.4 You can contact us:
(a) by post, using the postal address given above;
(b) using our website contact form;
(c) by telephone, on the contact number published on our website from time to time; or
(d) by email, using the email address published on our website from time to time.