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ATTENTION: This Legal Notice applies to the entire contents of gcse.co.uk and the websites associated services including (but not limited to) The GCSE: Live Q&A Community Forum(forum.gcse.co.uk) and the GCSE Mock Exam Web App (mockexams.gcse.co.uk) (together the “Website”). This Legal Notice is issued by the GCSE.CO.UK GROUP LTD (company number: 11358425) whose registered office is 160 Kemp House, City Road, London EC1V 2NX (“ GCSE.CO.UK GROUP”).
- a) users, members, subscribers, customers and person who visits and use the Website; and
- b) community team, support team members, section leaders, PS helpers, content and wiki editors and any person holding a similar position of responsibility as may be identified by GCSE.CO.UK Group from time to time (the “Moderators”);
(collectively or individually the “Users”).
PLEASE READ THESE TERMS CAREFULLY. Using the Website indicates that you accept the Terms regardless of whether or not you choose to register with us. If you do not accept the Terms, then please do not use the Website.
1.1 By accessing any part of the Website, you shall be deemed to have accepted these Terms in full. If you do not accept these Terms in full, you must leave the Website immediately.
1.2 When using the Website, you will be subject to any additional posted guidelines or rules including (but not limited to), the “Forum Rules and Guidance”, “Announcements”, “Stickies” or any further guidance (which has been approved by GCSE.CO.UK Group) posted on the Website from time to time by a Moderator relating to a specific activity or feature (together the “Guidelines”). All such Guidelines are incorporated by reference into these Terms.
1.3 GCSE.CO.UK Group reserves the right to revise these Terms (including the Guidelines) at any time by updating them. You should check the Website from time to time to review the then current Terms, because it is binding on you. Certain provisions of these Terms may be superseded by expressly designated Terms or terms located on particular pages of the Website.
2.1 You acknowledge that the Website is owned and operated by GCSE.CO.UK Group. Except as provided in clause
2.2, the copyright and all other intellectual property rights in all material on the Website (including (but not limited to) photographs and graphical images) are owned by GCSE.CO.UK Group or its licensors.
2.2 The copyright and any other intellectual property rights on the database, the design, text, pictures, graphics and the selection and arrangement of them and in all software compilations, coding, source code, software and in all documents and/or other material on the Web Site belongs to Us absolutely or is licensed to Us.
2.3 Users shall retain ownership rights in the text, messages, chat, files, images, photos, video, sounds, musical works, works of authorship or any other materials that they from time to time post or transmit to the Website (the “User-Generated Content”). Any User-Generated Content you post or transmit to the Website shall be considered non-confidential.
By submitting the User-Generated Content you hereby grant:
2.3.1 GCSE.CO.UK Group a permanent, non-exclusive, assignable, royalty free licence to display, reproduce, distribute and modify your User-Generated Content.
2.3.2 to all other Users a non-exclusive licence to display, reproduce or perform (if applicable) your User-Generated Content solely as necessary for such User to participate in the relevant Website activity or functionality.
2.3.3 You may only download Content/Questions/Worksheets/Exam Papers/Coursework/Essays from Our Website for Your own personal and non-commercial use.
2.3.4 You shall only use the Coursework/Courseware/Essays for research purposes. You shall not pass off or attempt to pass off any Coursework/Courseware/Essays as Your own work. To do so would constitute an infringement of copyright and moral rights and may also breach regulations set out by educational institutions. This will automatically give rights to the owner of such Rights to a legal action against You.
2.3.5 If You believe that the content of Our Web Site or Coursework in any way infringes Intellectual Property Rights belonging to You or any third party, please contact Us immediately.
2.3.6 With respect to the Coursework/Courseware/Essays You elect to post to other publicly accessible areas of the Service, You grant Us the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable, non-exclusive licence to use, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, translate, create derivative works from, distribute, perform and display such Coursework (in whole or part) worldwide and/or to incorporate it in other works in any form, media, or technology now known or later developed.
2.3.7 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. 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.
3 USER-GENERATED CONTENT AND CONDUCT
3.1 Any use of the User-Generated Content by Users other than for private, non commercial research or study is strictly prohibited.
3.2 You are prohibited from posting or transmitting to or from the Website any material:
3.2.1 that is threatening, defamatory, obscene, indecent, seditious, offensive, pornographic, abusive, liable to incite racial or religious hatred, discriminatory, menacing, scandalous, inflammatory, in breach of confidence, in breach of privacy or which may cause annoyance or inconvenience; or
3.2.2 for which you have not obtained all necessary licences and/or approvals; or
3.2.3 which constitutes or encourages conduct that would be considered a criminal offence, give rise to civil liability, or otherwise be contrary to the law of or infringe the rights of any third party, in any country in the world; or
3.2.4 which is technically harmful (including (but not limited to) computer viruses, logic bombs, Trojan horses, worms, harmful components, corrupted data or other malicious software or harmful data. (together “Inappropriate User-Generated Content”)
3.3 GCSE.CO.UK Group shall fully co-operate with any law enforcement authorities or court order requesting or directing GCSE.CO.UK Group to disclose or identify or locate anyone posting any Inappropriate User-Generated Content.
3.4 GCSE.CO.UK Group aim is to actively monitor the forums during working hours. GCSE.CO.UK Group accepts no responsibility for actively monitoring any forums contained in the Website for Inappropriate User-Generated Content. You agree that GCSE.CO.UK Group accept no liability whatsoever if GCSE.CO.UK Group so chooses from time to time to edit, restrict or remove the User-Generated Content.
4 SUBMITTED COURSEWORK, ESSAYS AND NOTES
4.1 We shall have the sole discretion to edit, refuse to post or remove any Coursework/Courseware/Essays that is submitted and/or posted to Our Web Site across our Network of Websites.
4.2 You are entirely responsible for all Coursework/Courseware/Essays and other material that you upload, post, email or otherwise transmit via the Service. We shall take all reasonable steps to ensure that the work submitted by You belongs to you and it satisfies our standards. Please note that by submitting work You are declaring that you are the owner of all privileges to that work. However, We act in good faith upon your declaration that you sign when You submit your Registration Data. Under no circumstances will We be liable in any way for any Coursework/Courseware/Essays and / or Submitted Coursework/Courseware/Essays, including, but not limited to, any errors or omissions in any Coursework and / or Submitted Coursework, or any loss or damage of any kind incurred as a result of the use of any Coursework and / or Submitted Coursework posted, emailed or otherwise transmitted via the Service.
4.3 You shall be solely responsible for the content of any piece of Submitted Coursework/Courseware/Essays that You supply and You will ensure that the Submitted Coursework/Courseware/Essays does not contain any inaccurate, misleading and/or offensive information. You guarantee to Us that any Submitted Coursework supplied by You to Us:-
4.3.1 does not infringe any copyright or other personal or proprietary right of any other person or entity;
4.3.2 does not infringe any personal moral rights; and
4.3.3 is not immoral, unlawful, threatening, abusive, defamatory, obscene, vulgar, profane and/or does not cause offence.
4.4 All work that You submit that passes Our validation system will be subsequently submitted along with Your name to plagiarism detection software (a third party company which is hosted in the United States of America).
4.5 With respect to the Coursework/Courseware/Essays You elect to post to other publicly accessible areas of the Service, You grant Us the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable, non-exclusive licence to use, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, translate, create derivative works from, distribute, perform and display such Coursework (in whole or part) worldwide and/or to incorporate it in other works in any form, media, or technology now known or later developed.
- DOCUMENT MARKING AND REVIEWING
5.1 Documents that are marked by Tutors have been marked by GCSE.CO.UK Group vetted Tutors. The marking is done in a formative manner, and is meant as a general guideline to quality and content completeness and does not represent a formal mark.
5.2 Documents that are peer reviewed have been reviewed by students with A-A* grades (or equivalent) in the subjects and levels under review. Reviews are meant as a general guide to quality from a peer's perspective and does not represent a formal mark.
5.3 Not all documents in our database are marked by a Tutors or reviewed by our peer review team. These documents are clearly labelled on the site. We make no warranties that particular documents will be either marked by a Tutor or peer reviewed.
6 PROHIBITED USE OF THE WEBSITE
6.1 No part of the Website may be reproduced or stored in any other website or included in any public or private electronic retrieval system or service without GCSE.CO.UK Group’s prior written consent.
6.2 You agree that you will not:
6.2.1 use the Website for any purpose that is unlawful (including (but not limited to) by hacking) or prohibited by these Terms;
6.2.2 use the Website in such a manner as would, in the sole discretion of GCSE.CO.UK Group, cause harm to the Website or other Users or otherwise interfere with the enjoyment of the Website;
6.2.3 harass, abuse, bully, threaten or defraud another User;
6.2.4 use any robot, spider, scraper or other automated means to access the Website for any purpose;
6.2.5 attempt to gain authorised access to the Website through hacking, password mining or any other means; or
6.2.6 interfere or attempt to interfere with the proper working of the Website.
7 MODERATORS (This section is only applicable to moderators)
7.1 Moderators shall be entitled to carry out such day-to-day tasks as are reasonably required for them to carry out their roles (as outlined in the relevant Guidelines), without prior approval from GCSE.CO.UK Group.
7.2 Moderators shall only be entitled to appoint or delegate authority in relation to the Website (for instance (but not limited to) appointment of a Moderator) with the prior approval of GCSE.CO.UK Group.
7.3 Each Moderator undertakes that he shall not at any time:
7.3.1 communicate or otherwise make available to any person, in whole or in part, any information provided by GCSE.CO.UK Group or a User which is marked as confidential or is imparted in circumstances importing an obligation of confidence (for instance (but not limited to) private messages, anonymous posts by Users or posts by Users on a “Ask a Moderator” or “Ask a Mini-Moderator”) (“Confidential Information”);
7.3.2 use the Confidential Information in whole or in part for any research, development or manufacture;
7.4 A Moderator shall disclose Confidential Information:
7.4.1 to the extent required by law, by any governmental or other regulatory authority or by a court or other authority of competent jurisdiction provided that, to the extent it is permitted to do so, it gives GCSE.CO.UK Group and, if relevant, the User as much notice of such disclosure as possible; or
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