Terms of use

 

  1. Introduction
    These terms of use govern your use of our website; by using our website, you accept these terms of use in full.  If you disagree with these terms of use or any part of these terms of use, you must not use our website.

    Our website uses cookies.  By using our website and agreeing to these terms of use, you consent to our use of cookies in accordance with the terms of our cookies policy.
  2. Licence to use website
    Unless otherwise stated, we or our licensors own the intellectual property rights in the website and material on the website.  Subject to the licence below, all these intellectual property rights are reserved.

    You may view, download for caching purposes only, and print pages or other content from the website for your own personal use, subject to the restrictions set out below and elsewhere in these terms of use.

    You must not:
    1. republish material from this website (including republication on another website);
    2. sell, rent or sub-license material from the website;
    3. show any material from the website in public;
    4. reproduce, duplicate, copy or otherwise exploit material on our website for a commercial purpose;
    5. edit or otherwise modify any material on the website; or
    6. redistribute material from this website except for content specifically and expressly made available for redistribution such as our newsletter and through using the social network share buttons on the website.

      Should for any reason you wish to do any of the above or use any information (in part or whole) of the Website, you must write to ask permission to info@theunipod.com and you are not warranted to breach any of these terms without our explicit, prior written consent.
  3. Acceptable use
    You must not use our website in any way that causes, or may cause, damage to the website or impairment of the availability or accessibility of the website; or in any way which is unlawful, illegal, fraudulent or harmful, or in connection with any unlawful, illegal, fraudulent or harmful purpose or activity.

    You must not 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.

    You must not 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.

    You must not use our website to transmit or send unsolicited commercial communications.

    You must not use our website for any purposes related to marketing without our express written consent.

    You must not access the website or use content from the website 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.
  4. Restricted access/membership
    Access to certain areas of our website is restricted. We reserve the right to restrict access to other areas of our website, or indeed our whole website, at our discretion.

    If we provide you with a user ID/username/login, or equivalent, and a password, or to enable you to access restricted areas of our website or other content or services, you must ensure that that user ID and password is kept confidential.  This also applies to login/registration details created by you, and using Facebook to login or register to the website.

    You must notify us in writing immediately if you become aware of any unauthorised use of your account or password. 

    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.

    You must not use any other person's user ID and password to access our website.

    We may disable your user ID and password in our sole discretion without notice or explanation.

    You agree to accept responsibility for all activities that occur under your account or password and agree you will not sell, transfer or assign your membership or any membership rights.
  5. Content
    ‘Content’ in this Section and in the terms, refers to all forms of material and media published on the website regardless of its source (whether theunipod, from a third party, user-generated, or other), including but not limited to written content, articles, comments, shortlists, data, university profiles, course profiles, student union profiles, open days and search results.

    Our content is not intended as a recommendation in any regard and we are in no way suggest or recommend you try or adopt anything mentioned in any Content on the site. The use of the Content on the website is entirely at your own risk, for which we shall bear no liability. Neither we nor any third parties provide any warranty or guarantee as to the accuracy, timeliness, performance, completeness or suitability of the information and materials found or offered on this website for any particular purpose.

    Under no circumstances, including, but not limited to, negligence, shall Pod Education Limited, or its affiliates be liable for any direct, indirect, incidental, special or consequential damages that result from the use of, or the inability to use, the Content, unauthorised access to or alteration of your transmissions or data, the Content or any errors or omissions in the Content, even if advised of the possibility of such damages. You specifically acknowledge and agree that we are not liable for any conduct of any user.

    In using the website you acknowledge that such information and materials may contain inaccuracies or errors and not be the most up-to-date available information and we expressly bear no liability for any such inaccuracies or errors to the fullest extent permitted by law.

    Should you discover any Content you deem offensive or inappropriate, please advise us by emailing us to info@theunipod.com.

    None of the Content on the website reflects the views or opinions of any university, college, higher education institution or any other institution, organisation, person or persons. There may be some Content on the website provided by third parties including universities. We bear no liability for any third party Content on the website.
  6. User generated content
    In these terms of use, “your user content” means material (including without limitation text, images, audio material, video material, university shortlists, course shortlists and audio-visual material) that you submit to or create on our website, for whatever purpose.

    You grant to us a worldwide, irrevocable, non-exclusive, royalty-free licence to use, reproduce, adapt, publish, translate and distribute your user content in any existing or future media.  You also grant to us the right to sub-license these rights, and the right to bring an action for infringement of these rights.

    You also grant Pod Education Limited and its affiliates and related entities the right to use your name and any other information about you that you provide in connection with its use and with the reproduction or distribution of such material, and also grant us the right to use any material, information, ideas, concepts, know-how or techniques contained in any communication you send to us for any purpose whatsoever, including but not limited to developing, manufacturing and marketing products using such information. All rights in this paragraph are granted without the need for additional compensation of any sort to you.

    You warrant and represent that your user content will comply with these terms of use.

    Your user content must not be illegal or unlawful, must not infringe any third party's legal rights, and must not be capable of giving rise to legal action whether against you or us or a third party (in each case under any applicable law). 

    Your user content (and its publication on our website) must not:
    1. be libellous or maliciously false;
    2. be obscene or indecent;
    3. infringe any copyright, moral right, database right, trade mark right, design right, right in passing off, or other intellectual property right;
    4. infringe any right of confidence, right of privacy, or right under data protection legislation;
    5. constitute negligent advice or contain any negligent statement;
    6. constitute an incitement to commit a crime;
    7. be in contempt of any court, or in breach of any court order;
    8. be in breach of racial or religious hatred or discrimination legislation;
    9. be blasphemous;
    10. be in breach of official secrets legislation;
    11. be in breach of any contractual obligation owed to any person;
    12. depict violence;
    13. be pornographic or sexually explicit;
    14. be untrue, false, inaccurate or misleading;
    15. 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;
    16. constitute spam;
    17. be offensive, deceptive, threatening, abusive, harassing, or menacing, hateful, discriminatory or inflammatory; or
    18. cause annoyance, inconvenience or needless anxiety to any person.

      Your user content must be appropriate, civil, tasteful and accord with generally accepted standards of etiquette and behaviour on the internet.

      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 of use.

      You must not submit any user content to the website that is or has ever been the subject of any threatened or actual legal proceedings or other similar complaint.

      Areas on the website which allow for user-generated content, are designed to provide an interesting area to express their opinions and share their ideas and information. To protect your safety, please use your best judgment when submitting information to the Website. We particularly discourage divulging personal phone numbers and addresses or other information that can be used to identify or locate you in public areas of the Website.

      The Website reserves the right to delete, move or edit any submission at any time, for any reason or in its discretion, but has no obligation to review or remove any such content.

      We reserve the right to edit or remove any material submitted to our website, or stored on our servers, or hosted or published upon our website.

      Notwithstanding our rights under these terms of use in relation to user content, we do not undertake to monitor the submission of such content to, or the publication of such content on, our website.
  7. Limited warranties
    You acknowledge that some of the information published on this website is submitted by users, and that we do not usually review, approve or edit such information.  We do not warrant the completeness or accuracy of the information published on this website; nor do we commit to ensuring that the website remains available or that the material on the website is kept up-to-date.

    To the maximum extent permitted by applicable law we exclude all representations, warranties and conditions relating to this website and the use of this website (including, without limitation, any warranties implied by law of satisfactory quality, fitness for purpose and/or the use of reasonable care and skill).
  8. Limitations and exclusions of liability
    Nothing in these terms of use will: (a) limit or exclude our or your liability for death or personal injury resulting from negligence; (b) limit or exclude our or your liability for fraud or fraudulent misrepresentation; (c) limit any of our or your liabilities in any way that is not permitted under applicable law; or (d) exclude any of our or your liabilities that may not be excluded under applicable law.

    The limitations and exclusions of liability set out in this Section and elsewhere in these terms of use: (a) are subject to the preceding paragraph; and (b) govern all liabilities arising under the terms of use or in relation to the subject matter of the terms of use, including liabilities arising in contract, in tort (including negligence) and for breach of statutory duty.

    To the extent that the website and the information and services on the website are provided free-of-charge, we will not be liable for any loss or damage of any nature.

    We will not be liable to you in respect of any losses arising out of any event or events beyond our reasonable control.

    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. The limitations and exclusions of liability in this paragraph will apply whether or not the liability in question arises out of any reckless, deliberate, personal and/or repudiatory conduct or breach of contract.

    We will not be liable to you in respect of any loss or corruption of any data, database or software.

    We will not be liable to you in respect of any special, indirect or consequential loss or damage.

    You accept that we have an interest in limiting the personal liability of our officers and employees.  Having regard to that interest, you accept that we are a limited liability entity and agree that you will not bring any claim personally against individual officers or employees in respect of any losses you suffer in connection with the website or these terms of use.  This will not, of course, limit or exclude the liability of the company itself for the acts and omissions of our officers and employees.

    You agree to the publication of comments, reviews and/or feedback relating to you, by others, on our website. You acknowledge that such comments, reviews and/or feedback may be critical or defamatory or otherwise unlawful; and you agree that you will not hold us liable in respect of any such comments, reviews and/or feedback, irrespective of whether we are aware or ought to have been aware of such comments, reviews and/or feedback.

    If you are dissatisfied with any material on the Website, or with any of these Terms, your sole and exclusive remedy is to discontinue using the Website.
  9. Indemnity
    You hereby indemnify us and undertake to keep us indemnified against any 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 on the advice of our legal advisers) incurred or suffered by us arising out of any breach by you of any provision of these terms of use, or arising out of any claim that you have breached any provision of these terms of use.
  10. Breaches of these terms of use
    Without prejudice to our other rights under these terms of use, if you breach these terms of use in any way, or if we reasonably suspect that you have breached these terms of use in any way, we may:
    1. send you one or more formal warnings;
    2. temporarily suspend your access to the website;
    3. permanently prohibit you from accessing the website;
    4. block computers using your IP address from accessing the website;
    5. contact your internet services provider and request that they block your access to the website; 
    6. bring court proceedings against you for breach of contract or otherwise; 
    7. suspend and/or delete your account with the website; and/or
    8. delete and/or edit any or all of your user generated content.

      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).
  11. Third party websites and hyperlinks
    Our website includes hyperlinks to other websites owned and operated by third parties.  These links are not recommendations.  We have no control over the contents of third party websites, and we accept no responsibility for them or for any loss or damage that may arise from your use of them.

    You may add hyperlinks directed at our website to your own website without our specific permission, providing that:
    1. such hyperlinks; and 
    2. your website,

      comply with best practices according to rules of search engine optimisation and adhere to all the Terms in this document. Should you be in any doubt, you should write to us to info@theunipod.com and obtain prior written consent before doing so. You agree that any such links do not contain or include or link to any materials that would, if published on our website, breach these terms of use, including not mentioning anything defamatory or which could in any way harm the success, performance or upkeep of the Website and the Company.
  12. Competitions
    From time to time we may run competitions, free prize draws and/or other promotions on our website. These will be subject to separate terms and conditions (that we will make available to you as appropriate).
  13. Variation
    We may revise these terms of use from time-to-time.  Revised terms of use will apply to the use of our website from the date of the publication of the revised terms of use on our website.  Please check this page regularly to ensure you are familiar with the current version.
  14. Assignment
    We may transfer, sub-contract or otherwise deal with our rights and/or obligations under these terms of use without notifying you or obtaining your consent.

    You may not transfer, sub-contract or otherwise deal with your rights and/or obligations under these terms of use. 
  15. Severability
    If a provision of these terms of use is determined by any court or other competent authority to be unlawful and/or unenforceable, the other provisions will continue in effect.  If any unlawful and/or unenforceable provision 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.
  16. Exclusion of third party rights
    These terms of use are for the benefit of you and us, and are not intended to benefit any third party or be enforceable by any third party.  The exercise of our and your rights in relation to these terms of use is not subject to the consent of any third party.
  17. Entire agreement
    These terms of use, together with our privacy policy, constitute the entire agreement between you and us in relation to your use of our website, and supersede all previous agreements in respect of your use of this website.
  18. Law and jurisdiction
    These terms of use will be governed by and construed in accordance with English law, and any disputes relating to these terms of use will be subject to the non-exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of England and Wales.
  19. Our details
    The full name of our company is Pod Education Limited. 

    We are registered in England & Wales under registration number 7942064.

    Our registered address is Laurel Farmhouse, Totteridge Green, London N20 8PH. 

    You can contact us by email to info@theunipod.com.