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General Terms of Website Use

Last updated: 13th December 2023

These terms of use, together with the documents referred to on it, set out the terms of use on which you may make use of our website www.teachinherts.com (our site), whether as a guest or a registered user.

Advertising services taken by schools, Academies, and other educational establishments (together “Educational Settings”) are governed by additional terms of service, which are set out in Additional Terms for Educational Settings (below).  For advertising services, the General Terms of Website Use and Additional Terms for Educational Settings must be read together and apply in all instances.   

By using our site, you accept these terms of use.

www.teachinherts.com is a site operated by Herts for Learning Limited, trading as HFL Education.

1. Intellectual property rights

1.1 Unless indicated otherwise, we are the owner or licensee of all intellectual property rights in this website and in the materials published on it. Those works are protected by copyright laws and treaties around the world. All such rights are reserved.

1.2 All brand names, product names and/or service names used in this website are trademarks, trade names, service marks or copyrights of HFL Education. Any use of any such brand name, product name and/or service name without the express, prior, written consent of HFL Education may constitute an infringement of those rights and HFL Education gives no permission for the use of any such item in any way whatsoever.


2. Limited permission to copy or download

2.1 You are permitted to print or download extracts from this website for your own personal, non-commercial use. HFL Education’s status, and that of any identified contributors as the author of any materials on the website, must always be acknowledged.

2.2 Any copies of these pages saved to disk or to any other storage medium may only be used for subsequent viewing purposes or to print extracts for your own personal, non- commercial use. You must not modify the paper or digital copies of any materials you have printed off or downloaded in any way, and you must not use any illustrations, photographs, video or audio sequences or any graphics separately from any accompanying text.

2.3 No part of this website may be reproduced or transmitted to or stored in any other website without the prior permission of HFL Education or the relevant Educational Setting.

2.4 Except to the limited extent set out above, you are not permitted to copy, broadcast, download, store (in any medium), transmit, show or play in public, adapt or change in any way the content of this website for any other purpose whatsoever without HFL Education’s express, prior written permission.

3. Links to other websites

HFL Education may provide access via hypertext or other links to resources in other websites. These links shall be for browsing only and in so doing HFL Education does not endorse any linked entities nor authorise any act which may be in breach of copyright or any other third-party rights which are protected in law or by international treaties world-wide. HFL Education does not accept any responsibility or liability for privacy practices or the content on any third-party website.

4. Links to www.teachinherts.com

4.1. Users should not set up links from their own websites to any part of the Teach in Herts website (whether by hypertext linking, deep-linking, framing, tagging or otherwise) without the prior written consent of HFL Education. Any request for consent to link to the www.teachinherts.com website should be sent by email to teachinherts@hfleducation.org. HFL Education may, at its absolute discretion, and without providing a reason, grant or withhold such consent.

4.2 HFL Education reserves the right to withdraw linking permission without notice.

4.3 You should not assume that because you reached our website via a link from a third-party site that HFL Education has given its consent to such a link.

5. Information and limitation of our liability

5.1 The contents of this website provided by HFL Education are only for general information or use.  All your dealings with Educational Settings, including but not limited to employment advertisements on the website and the submission of employment applications by you, are solely between you and such Educational Settings.

5.2 HFL Education uses reasonable care to make sure that information which it provides for the website is accurate and up to date. However, errors and omissions do occur and you should independently verify the accuracy of the information yourself before placing any reliance upon it.

5.3 The material displayed on the site is provided without any guarantees, representations, conditions or warranties as to its accuracy, completeness or being up to date.

5.4 To the extent permitted by law, we exclude all conditions, warranties, representations or other terms which may apply to our site or any content on it, whether express or implied.

5.5 We will not be liable to any user for any loss or damage, whether in contract, tort (including negligence), breach of statutory duty, or otherwise, even if foreseeable, arising under or in connection with:

  1. use of, or inability to use, our site; or
  2. use of or reliance on any content displayed on our site.

5.6 If you are a consumer user, please note that we only provide our site for domestic and private use. You agree not to use our site for any commercial or business purposes, and we have no liability to you for any loss of profit or loss of opportunity.

5.7 We will not be liable for any loss or damage caused by a virus, distributed denial-of-service attack, or other technologically harmful material that may infect your computer equipment, computer programs, data or other proprietary material due to your use of our site or to your downloading of any content on it, or on any website linked to it.

5.8 We assume no responsibility for the content of websites linked on our site. Such links should not be interpreted as endorsement by us of those linked websites. We will not be liable for any loss or damage that may arise from your use of them.

 6. Virus protection

6.1 HFL Education  makes no warranty that the contents of this website or any other website which may be visited from www.teachinherts.com are free from infection by bugs or viruses or anything else that has contaminating or destructive properties and users are advised to take all appropriate steps (including the use of up-to-date anti-virus software) to minimise the impact of any such viruses or similar items.

6.2 You must not misuse the site by knowingly introducing viruses, trojans, worms, logic bombs or other material which is malicious or technologically harmful. You must not attempt to gain unauthorised access to the site, the server on which the site is stored or any server, computer or database connected to the site. You must not attack the site via a denial-of-service attack or a distributed denial-of service attack.

6.3 By breaching clause 6.2, you would commit a criminal offence under the Computer Misuse Act 1990. We will report any such breach to the relevant law enforcement authorities and we will co-operate with those authorities by disclosing your identity to them. In the event of such a breach, your right to use the site will cease immediately.

6.4  HFL Education will not be liable for any loss or damage caused by a distributed denial-of-service attack, viruses or other technologically harmful material that may infect your computer equipment, computer programs, data or other proprietary material due to your use of our site or to your downloading of any material posted on it, or on any website linked to it.

7. Changes to access or content of the web site

7.1 HFL Education may alter without notice the arrangements for access to this website or change the content, presentation and/or facilities of this website.  Please also note that any of the content on our site may be out of date at any given time, and we will make all reasonable efforts to update it.

7.2 If you choose, or you are provided with, a user identification code, password or any other piece of information as part of our security procedures, you must treat such information as confidential, and you must not disclose it to any third party. We have the right to disable any user identification code or password, whether chosen by you or allocated by us, at any time, if in our opinion you have failed to comply with any of the provisions of these terms of use.

8. Access to the website

HFL Education does not guarantee uninterrupted and/or reliable access to this website and HFL Education makes no guarantees whatsoever as to its operation, availability, functionality or otherwise. HFL Education expressly reserves the right (without giving notice) to discontinue access to this website at any time and for any reason. HFL Education shall have no liability if this website is unavailable at any time and whether such non-availability is temporary or permanent.

9. www.teachinherts.com registration

HFL Education expressly reserves the right to terminate registration to the www.teachinherts.com website (either completely or for individuals) at any time and for any reason and HFL Education shall have no liability whatsoever for restricting or removing such access.

10. Rights of third parties

Unless the right of enforcement is expressly provided it is not intended that a third party should have the right to pursue any right under this Contract pursuant to this Contracts (Rights of Third Parties) Act 1999.

11. Invalidity of terms

If any provision of these terms shall be unlawful, void or unenforceable for any reason then that provision shall be deemed severable and shall not affect the validity and enforceability of the remaining provisions.

12. Changes to these terms

HFL Education may add to or change these terms. It is your responsibility as a user to refer to these terms on accessing this website. Changes will be effective immediately after posting to this website and you will be deemed to have accepted any change if you continue to access this website after that time.  We will indicate at the top of this page the date of such changes to these terms.

13. Law

13.1 These terms shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of England and Wales. Any dispute arising under these terms shall be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of England and Wales.

13.2 Notwithstanding the provisions of clause 15.1 (above), should this website be accessed by anyone outside of England and Wales, it shall be that person's responsibility to ensure compliance with any local laws to the extent that they do or may apply.

14. HFL Education Company Details

Company’s registration name: Herts for Learning Limited, trading as HFL Education
Registered in England and Wales company number 8419581

HFL Education
Robertson House
Six Hills Way
Stevenage
Hertfordshire
SG1 2FQ
United Kingdom
Tel: 01438 544464
Email:
info@hfleducation.org

© HFL Education

Additional Terms for Educational Settings

Last updated: 13th December 2023

These Additional Terms for Educational Settings are additional terms and conditions which apply to any employer using the Teach in Herts website (together “Educational Settings”) and should be read in addition to the General Terms of Website Use.  Together, these Additional Terms for Educational Settings and the General Terms of Website Use set out the terms of use on which:

  • you, as an Educational Setting, may advertise jobs on www.teachinherts.com and other sites;
  • we provide services to you;
  • you may evaluate job candidates; and
  • candidates may apply for jobs

These Additional Terms apply to any Educational Setting choosing to use the Teach in Herts website.  In the event of any conflict with the General Terms of Website Use, the terms of these Additional Terms shall prevail over the General Terms of Website Use.

When using this service you may take advantage of agreements that we have negotiated on behalf of Hertfordshire educational settings (eg additional external advertising/ training provision/ supply agency framework). Each of these services may have its own terms and conditions or licences that apply only to that service and the people that use it. If you use any service, you should make sure that you have read all of the terms and conditions for that service.

For the purposes of the Employment Agencies and Employment Business Regulations 2003 this Site operates as a venue only and does not introduce or supply work-seekers to recruiters or vice versa.

These Additional Terms are not intended to, and shall not be deemed to, create any relationship of agency, partnership or joint venture between us and you, or between us and any third party.

1. Teach in Herts website

HFL Education provides the Teach in Herts website in accordance with these Additional Terms for Educational Settings. As part of the Teach in Herts service we will:

  • Enable you to advertise and manage your job vacancies on the Teach in Herts website www.teachinherts.com
  • provide you with reasonable levels of support and advice by telephone and email, in relation to your use of the Teach in Herts website.

2. Job Adverts

When requesting job adverts to be placed on this site, you agree to:

2.1 provide a full, clear and accurate job description;

2.2 provide a rate of pay equal to, or more than the National Minimum Wage, unless a lawful exemption applies [and will clearly state where the vacancy offers a zero hours contract];

2.3 adhere to all relevant UK legislation, and all required licences must be in place;

2.4 adhere to the requirements of UK government departments;

2.5 ensure that all adverts are available to jobseekers on an open and fair basis;

2.6 advertise a job only where a vacancy exists, for example not for the purposes of building a database of potential candidates;

2.7 ensure all apprenticeship job descriptions contain the word 'Apprenticeship' in the job title, and include the qualification that the apprentice will work towards, the length of the apprenticeship and the name of the employer.

3. Vacancy Management

3.1 You agree to:

3.1.1 close the vacancy promptly

3.1.2 not to advertise more vacancies than there are jobs available;

3.2. You shall only collect personal information from applicants where there is a legitimate reason to do so and you shall delete all personal information obtained through the Teach in Herts website upon conclusion of your search for a suitable candidate or  to comply with Data Protection Legislation .  

3.3 Regularly archive jobs and ensure that candidate details are kept for no longer than one year.

3.4 Provide feedback to candidates on the status of their application

4. Our obligations

4.1 Subject to the following provisions in this clause 4, we will do our best to make sure that generic content on this site is correct and up to date. If we have missed out any information or any mistakes are identified, we will correct this as soon as possible.

4.2 We cannot guarantee the availability or accuracy of data and information of any particular service provided by us or any website which you ask us to advertise your vacancy on (e.g. Teach in Herts, Tes, social media).

4.3 We will not pay damages for any loss that you may suffer because:

4.3.1 of any failure by us to comply with the Website Terms or these Additional Terms, where it is because of circumstances out of our reasonable control;

4.3.2 of a withdrawal of this Site;

4.3.3 you have used, or relied on the accuracy of, the information on Our service; or

4.3.4 disruption to your computer system or damage or loss of data caused by using this Site or as a result of having used the Site. It is your responsibility to have adequate security protection on your computer against viruses, malicious codes and similar threats.

5. Our rights (including limits of our liability to you)

5.1 You shall be solely responsible for satisfying yourself as to the suitability of any applicant who responds to a vacancy and shall be solely responsible for taking up any references and checking qualifications provided by the applicant before engaging him or her and for checking that the applicant is entitled to work in the United Kingdom. We accept no responsibility or liability for the suitability or otherwise of any applicant who responds to a vacancy or who is engaged by you.

5.2 We also exclude all liability to the fullest extent permitted by law in respect of any direct, indirect or consequential loss or damage resulting or arising from any non-availability of our website or from your use of our site.

5.3 We reserve the right not to advertise any vacancy that we believe is unsuitable, and to remove any advertised vacancy that we subsequently believe is unsuitable.

5.4 If you breach the Terms, we may, without notice:

5.4.1 remove your details from the Site and/ or stop you from using the Site;

5.4.2 edit your details held on the Site.

5.5 If we are asked to pay damages because we have advertised your vacancy, you agree to pay those damages back to Us.

5.6 When your account is closed all of the information in it, including saved candidate details, may be marked as deleted by us and removed from our databases.

6. Charges

6.1 HFL Education has the right to make a charge to Educational Settings for the use of the Teach in Herts service.

6.2 Educational Settings who do not pay this charge, will not have access to the Teach in Herts website.

7. Intellectual Property Rights

You shall retain all intellectual property rights in all information, data, text, software, photographs, messages or other materials (“User Content”) submitted for posting or display but you grant us a worldwide, non-exclusive, royalty-free licence in order to reproduce, adapt, distribute and publish that User Content on our website and any other third party’s website (e.g. Tes/social media) which you instruct us to advertise the job application on; and that you also grant that third party a licence on the same terms.  You retain responsibility for protecting those intellectual property rights.   All intellectual property rights, including all copyright and database rights, in all other content shall be owned by us (or third parties).

8. Data protection

Information you provide to us will be managed in accordance with the law, including the Data Protection Act 2018. For further information please read our Privacy Notice. (below)

9. Complaints

4.5 If you wish to make a complaint about the Teach in Herts service, we will respond to you as detailed in the HFL Education complaints policy which can be found on our website:  Contact (hfleducation.org)

10. HFL Education Company Details

Company’s registration name:  Herts for Learning Limited, trading as HFL Education
Registered in England and Wales company number 8419581

HFL Education ltd
Robertson House
Six Hills Way
Stevenage
Hertfordshire
SG1 2FQ
United Kingdom
Tel: 01438 544464
Email: info@hfleducation.org

© Herts for Learning Ltd