Terms and conditions
We reserve the right, at our sole discretion, to change, modify, add or delete any part of these Terms and Conditions without further notice to you and at any time. We will post any changes to these Terms and Conditions on this page and we will also indicate at the top of this page the date that these terms were last revised. Your continued use of the Service or the Site after any such changes constitutes your acceptance of the new Terms and Conditions. If you do not agree to abide by these or any new Terms and Conditions, do not use or access (or continue to use or access) the Service or the Site. It is your responsibility to regularly check the Site to determine if there have been changes to these Terms and Conditions and to review such changes.
These are the terms and conditions that apply to use of the website ("the Website"), which is brought to you by TSL Education Limited of 26 Red Lion Square, London WC1R 4HQ ("TSL Education"). References to "we", "our" and "us" are references to TSL Education. The Terms and conditions may be updated by us from time to time without notice to you. You should review these Terms and conditions periodically for changes. Particular TES new teacher services may also be governed by additional or alternative terms of service, which will be posted on the relevant service.
If you do not accept these terms and conditions you may not make any further use of the website.
The new teachers service
TSL Education currently provides TES new teachers users with access to various online resources including forums and specialist content through its network of websites (the "Service"). Unless explicitly stated otherwise, any new features of the Service will be subject to these terms and conditions.
Your registration obligations and supervising children
Certain aspects of the Service may require you to register and provide information about yourself. You agree to: (a) provide true, accurate, current and complete information about yourself as prompted by the relevant registration form (such information being the "Registration Data") and (b) maintain and promptly update the Registration Data (by emailing us) to keep it true, accurate, current and complete.
TSL Education is concerned about the safety and privacy of all its users, particularly children. For this reason, parents or teachers who wish to allow their children or pupils access to the Service should assist them in setting up any relevant accounts and supervise their access to the Service. By allowing your child access to the Service, they may be able to access various services including forums. As you will see below, TSL Education does not pre-screen content posted to these pages of the Website and as the legal guardian, it is therefore your responsibility to determine whether any of the Services and/or content are appropriate for your child or pupil.
TSL Registration Data
Member account, password and security
The registration processes on the Website may involve you giving a password and account designation. You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of the password and account, and are fully responsible for all activities that occur under your password or account. You agree to (a) immediately notify TSL Education of any unauthorised use of your password or account and any other breach of security, and (b) ensure that you exit from your account at the end of each session. TSL Education cannot and will not be liable for any loss or damage arising from your failure to comply with this obligation.
You acknowledge that all information, data (including registration data), text, software, music, sound, photographs, graphics, video, messages and other materials ("Content"), whether publicly posted or privately transmitted, are the sole responsibility of the person from which such Content originated. This means that you, and not TSL Education, are entirely responsible for all Content that you upload, post, email or otherwise transmit via the Service. TSL Education does not control the Content posted by users of the Service and, as such, does not guarantee the accuracy, integrity or quality of such Content. You acknowledge that by using the Service, there is a risk that you may be exposed to Content that is offensive, indecent or objectionable.
If you breach the conditions below, you should be aware that a party aggrieved by the uploading of any content which is, inter alia, defamatory or in breach of copyright, may take action and that this could result in registration data and other data concerning your identity being disclosed and your having to pay compensation to the person or company aggrieved.
You agree to not use the Service to:
- upload, post, email, PM (personal message) or otherwise transmit any Content that is unlawful, harmful, threatening, abusive, harassing, tortuous, defamatory, vulgar, obscene, libelous, invasive of another's privacy, hateful, or racially, ethnically or otherwise objectionable;
- harm minors in any way;
- impersonate any person or entity, including, but not limited to, a TSL Education staff member, forum leader, guide or host, or falsely state or otherwise misrepresent your affiliation with a person or entity;
- forge headers or otherwise manipulate identifiers in order to disguise the origin of any Content transmitted through the Service;
- upload, post, email or otherwise transmit any Content that you do not have a right to transmit under any law or under contractual or fiduciary relationships (such as inside information, proprietary and confidential information learned or disclosed as part of employment relationships or under nondisclosure agreements);
- upload, post, email or otherwise transmit any Content that infringes any patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright or other proprietary rights ("Rights") of any party;
- upload, post, email or otherwise transmit any unsolicited or unauthorised advertising, promotional materials, "junk mail," "spam," "chain letters," "pyramid schemes," or any other form of solicitation, except in those areas (such as shopping rooms) that are designated for such purpose;
- upload, post, email or otherwise transmit any material that contains software viruses or any other computer code, files or programs designed to interrupt, damage, destroy or limit the functionality of any computer software or hardware or telecommunications equipment;
- disrupt the normal flow of dialogue, cause a screen to "scroll" faster than other users of the Service are able to type, or otherwise act in a manner that negatively affects other users' ability to engage in real time exchanges;
- interfere with or disrupt the Service or servers or networks connected to the Service, or disobey any requirements, procedures, policies or regulations of networks connected to the Service;
- intentionally or unintentionally violate any applicable law or regulation including, but not limited to, regulations promulgated by any securities exchange;
- "stalk" or otherwise harass another;
- or collect or store personal data about other users
- Refer to individual schools, colleges or agencies - or their staff - whether by name, or identifiable by a pseudonym or any other means
- advertise any job vacancies in any area of our forums
You acknowledge that TSL Education does not pre-screen Content that you post to the Website, but that TSL Education and people designated by it shall have the right (but not the obligation) in their sole discretion to refuse to accept or remove any Content that is available via the Service. Without limiting the foregoing, TSL Education and its designees shall have the right to remove any Content that violates these Terms and conditions or is otherwise objectionable. You agree that you must evaluate, and bear all risks associated with, the use of any Content, including any reliance on the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of such Content. In this regard, you acknowledge that you may not rely on any Content created by TSL Education or submitted to TSL Education and TSL Education will not be responsible for any loss that you suffer as a result of any reliance that you place on the content of the Website.
Our forums, resource bank and any pages of the Website where you are capable of posting material are provided for the exchange of lawful, relevant, fair and appropriate information, opinions, materials and comment and, subject to the provisions under “No Resale of Services”, you agree not to reproduce, copy or sell or exploit for any commercial purpose any portion of the Service. Use of the Website that is inconsistent with those stated purposes is strictly prohibited. In relation to this Content, you acknowledge and agree:-
that TSL Education accepts no responsibility for any statements, material or other submissions placed on our online forums by you or any third party, or for any loss or damage resulting from your breach of the restrictions set out above; and to indemnify TSL Education, its associated companies and its representatives and employees from any and all claims and liabilities (including legal fees) which arise from your statements, contributions or other submissions to our online forums, from any unauthorised use of material obtained from our online forums or otherwise from your breach of the restrictions set out above.
You acknowledge and agree that TSL Education may preserve Content and may also disclose Content: (a) to its affiliated companies worldwide for the purpose of providing the Content to you in an efficient manner, (b) for the purpose of properly administering your account in accordance with the standard operating procedures of TSL Education or its affiliated companies, and/or (c) if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that any such preservation or disclosure is reasonably necessary to: (i) comply with legal process; (ii) enforce these Terms and conditions; (iii) respond to claims that any Content violates the rights of third-parties; or (iv) protect the rights, property, or personal safety of TSL Education its users and the public. You acknowledge that the technical processing and transmission of the Service, including your Content, may involve transmissions over various networks and changes to adapt to technical requirements.
Special warning for international use
This website is designed for users in the United Kingdom but we welcome the participation of users from all over the world. However, recognising the global nature of the Internet, you agree to comply with all local rules and laws regarding online conduct and acceptable Content in the territory in which you reside and/or use the Service as well as all relevant United Kingdom rules and laws.
Rights in posted content
With respect to all Content you post to publicly accessible areas of the Service, you grant TSL Education the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable, non-exclusive and fully sub-licensable right and licence to use, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, translate, create derivative works from, distribute, perform and display such Content (in whole or part) worldwide and/or to incorporate it in other works in any form, media, or technology now known or later developed. With respect to all Content you post to the service, you agree to waive any moral rights you have in the content.
If you object to the publication of any material placed in our forums, please let us know by clicking on the 'Report abuse' link next to the relevant post/message. This is the fastest way to notify us and will provide a direct link to the post/message in question.
If you object to anything anywhere else on this Website, please let us know by sending an appropriately worded email to firstname.lastname@example.org and we will take whatever action we deem appropriate.
You agree to indemnify and hold TSL Education and its subsidiaries, affiliates, officers, agents, co-branders and other partners, and employees, harmless from any claim or demand, including reasonable attorneys' fees, made by any third party due to or arising out of Content you submit, post to or transmit through the Service, your use of the Service, your connection to the Service, your violation of these Terms and conditions, or your violation of any rights of another.
No resale of service
You agree not to reproduce, duplicate, copy, sell, resell or exploit for any commercial purposes, any portion of the Service, use of the Service, or access to the Service.
General practices regarding use and storage
You acknowledge that TSL Education may establish general practices and limits concerning use of the Service, including without limitation the maximum number of days that message board postings or other uploaded Content will be retained by the Service and the maximum number of times (and the maximum duration for which) you may access the Service in a given period of time. You agree that TSL Education has no responsibility or liability for the deletion or failure to store any messages and other communications or other Content maintained or transmitted by the Service. You acknowledge that TSL Education reserves the right to log off accounts that are inactive for an extended period of time. You further acknowledge that TSL Education reserves the right to change these general practices and limits at any time, in its sole discretion, with or without notice.
Modifications to service
TSL Education reserves the right at any time and from time to time to modify or discontinue, temporarily or permanently, the Service (or any part thereof) with or without notice. You agree that TSL Education shall not be liable to you or to any third party for any modification, suspension or discontinuance of the Service.
You agree that TSL Education, in its sole discretion and without liability to you or any third party, may suspend or terminate, with or without notice, the Service or any part of it or any of your passwords or accounts (or any part(s) thereof or related files and information) within the Service, and may remove and discard any Content within the Service, for any reason, including, without limitation, for lack of use or if TSL Education believes that you have violated or acted inconsistently with the letter or spirit of these Terms and conditions.
Dealing with advertisers and merchants
Your dealings with advertisers, merchants and any other third party found on or through the Service, including payment and delivery of related goods or services, and any other terms, conditions, warranties or representations associated with such dealings, are solely between you and such third party. To the fullest extent permitted by applicable law, you agree that: (a) TSL Education shall not be responsible or liable for any loss or damage of any kind incurred as the result of any such dealings or as the result of the presence of such advertisers and merchants on the Service, and (b) any orders placed by you on, and any product specifications and product availability appearing on, the Service are subject to confirmation by, and the Terms and conditions of business of, the relevant merchant.
The Service may provide, or third parties may provide, links to other websites or resources. Because TSL Education has no control over these sites and resources, you acknowledge and agree that TSL Education is not responsible for the availability of such external sites or resources, and does not endorse and is not responsible or liable for any Content, advertising, products, or other materials on or available from such sites or resources. You further acknowledge and agree that TSL Education shall not be responsible or liable, directly or indirectly, for any damage or loss caused or alleged to be caused by or in connection with use of or reliance on any such Content, goods or services available on or through any such site or resource.
TSL's proprietary rights
You acknowledge and agree that the Service and any necessary software used in connection with the Service ("'Software"') contain proprietary and confidential information that is protected by applicable intellectual property and other laws. You further acknowledge and agree that Content contained in sponsor advertisements or information presented to you through the Service or advertisers is protected by copyrights, trademarks, service marks, patents or other proprietary rights and laws. Except as expressly authorised by TSL Education or advertisers, you agree not to modify, rent, lease, loan, sell, distribute or create derivative works based on the Service or the Software, in whole or in part.
TSL Education grants you a personal, non-transferable and non-exclusive right and licence to use the object code of its Software on a single computer; provided that you do not (and do not allow any third party to) copy, modify, create a derivative work of, reverse engineer, reverse assemble or otherwise attempt to discover any source code, sell, assign, sublicense, grant a security interest in or otherwise transfer any right in the Software. The foregoing is subject to applicable statute and other express law. You agree not to modify the Software in any manner or form, or to use modified versions of the Software, including (without limitation) for the purpose of obtaining unauthorised access to the Service. You agree not to access the Service by any means other than through the interface that is provided by TSL Education for use in accessing the Service.
You expressly acknowledge and agree that:
Your use of the service is at your sole risk, The service is provided on an 'as is' and 'as available' basis. To the fullest extent permitted by applicable law, TSL Education expressly disclaims all warranties, conditions and other terms of any kind, whether express or implied, including, but not limited to any implied term of merchantability, satisfactory quality, fitness for a particular purpose, and any terms as to the provision of services to a standard of reasonable care and skill or as to non-infringement of any intellectual property right.
TSL Education makes no warranty or representation that (i) the service will meet your requirements, (ii) the service will be uninterrupted, timely, secure or error free (iii) the results that may be obtained from the use of the service will be accurate or reliable, (iv) the quality of any products, services, information or other material purchased or obtained by you through the service will meet your expectations, and (v) any errors on the software will be corrected.
Any material downloaded or otherwise obtained through the use of the service is done at your own discretion and risk and that you will be solely responsible for any damage to your computer system or loss of data that results from the download of any such material.
No advice or information, whether oral or written, obtained by you from TSL Education shall create any warranty or other obligation not expressly stated in the Terms and conditions.
Limitations of Liability
You expressly acknowledge and agree that TSL Education shall not be liable for any direct, indirect, incidental, special, consequential or exemplary damages, including but not limited to, damages for loss of profits, goodwill, use, data or other intangible losses (even if TSL Education has been advised of the possibility of such damage) resulting from: (i) the use of or the inability to use the service; (ii) the cost of procurement of substitute goods and services resulting from any goods, data, information or services purchased or obtained or messages received or transactions entered into through or from the service; (iii) unauthorized access to or alteration of your transmissions or data; (iv) statements or conduct of any third party on the service; or (v) any other matter relating to the service.
You agree that regardless of any statute or law to the contrary, any claim or cause of action arising out of or related to use of the service of these Terms and conditions must be filed within one (1) year after such claim or cause of action arose or be forever barred.
Exclusions and Limitations
Some jurisdictions do not allow the exclusion of certain warranties or liabilities. Accordingly, some of the above limitations may not apply to you.
In particular, nothing in these Terms and conditions shall affect the statutory rights of any consumer or exclude or restrict any liability for death or personal injury arising from the negligence or fraud of TSL Education.
"TES" and "TSL Education" are trademarks of TSL Education Limited (the "TSL Education Marks"). Without TSL Education's prior permission, you agree not to display or use in any manner, the TSL Education Marks.
These Terms and conditions (including the guides and rules referred to herein) constitute the entire agreement between you and TSL Education and govern your use of the Service, superseding any prior agreements between you and TSL Education. You also may be subject to additional Terms and conditions that may apply when you use affiliate services, third-party content or third-party software. Our relationship with you is subject to English law and the exclusive jurisdiction of the English courts. Any failure by TSL Education to exercise or enforce any right or provision of these Terms and conditions shall not constitute a waiver of such right or provision. If any provision of these Terms and conditions is found by a court of competent jurisdiction to be invalid, the parties nevertheless agree that the court should endeavourto give effect to the parties' intentions as reflected in the provision, and the other provisions of these Terms and conditions remain in full force and effect.