a. Terms and Conditions

1. Introduction

1.1. These terms and conditions 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. Our website uses cookies; by using our website or agreeing to these terms and conditions, you consent to our use of cookies in accordance with the terms of our privacy and cookies policy.

2. Copyright notice

2.1. Copyright (c) 2015 Global Vocational Skills Ltd.

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.

3. 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 video files from our website; (e) download demo-versions from our web-site and other versions of our products available for free downloading; and (f) use our interactive map 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 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-licence 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. Notwithstanding Section 3.5, you may redistribute our newsletter in print and electronic form to any person.

3.7. 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.

4. 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; (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 not use data collected from our website to contact individuals, companies or other persons or entities.

4.3. 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.

5. Your content: licence

5.1. 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.

5.2. You grant to us a worldwide, irrevocable, non-exclusive, royalty-free licence to use, reproduce, store, adapt, publish, translate and distribute your content in any existing or future media / reproduce, store and publish your content on and in relation to this website and any successor website / reproduce, store and, with your specific consent, publish your content on and in relation to this website.

5.3. You grant to us the right to sub-licence the rights licenced under Section 5.2.

5.4. You grant to us the right to bring an action for infringement of the rights licenced under Section 5.2.

5.5. 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.

5.6. You may edit your content to the extent permitted using the editing functionality made available on our website.

5.7. 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.

6. Your content: rules

6.1. You warrant and represent that your content will comply with these terms and conditions.

6.2. 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).

6.3. 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.

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

6.5. 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.

6.6. 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.

7. Report abuse

7.1. 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.

7.2. You can let us know by email at info@i-gvs.com.

8. Limited warranties

8.1. We do not warrant or represent: (a) the completeness or accuracy of the information and of our products published / uploaded by us on our website; (b) that the material and the products on the website is up to date; or (c) that the website or any service on the website will remain available.

8.2. 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 that these terms and conditions expressly provide otherwise, 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.

8.3. To the maximum extent permitted by applicable law and subject to Section 9.1, we exclude all representations and warranties relating to the subject matter of these terms and conditions, our website and the use of our website.

9. Limitations and exclusions of liability

9.1. 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.

9.2. The limitations and exclusions of liability set out in this Section 13 and elsewhere in these terms and conditions: (a) are subject to Section 9.1; 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.

9.3. 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.

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

9.5. 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.

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

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

9.8. 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).

10. Indemnity

10.1. 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: (a) any breach by you of any provision of these terms and conditions; or (b) your use of our website.

11. Breaches of these terms and conditions

11.1. 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 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.

11.2. 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).

12. Third party websites

12.1. Our website includes hyperlinks to other websites owned and operated by third parties; such hyperlinks are not recommendations.

12.2. We have no control over third party websites and their contents, and subject to Section 9.1 we accept no responsibility for them or for any loss or damage that may arise from your use of them.

13. Trade marks

13.1. GVS, 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.

13.2. 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.

14. Competitions

14.1. From time to time we may run competitions, free prize draws and/or other promotions on our website.

14.2. Competitions will be subject to separate terms and conditions (which we will make available to you as appropriate).

15. Variation

15.1. We may revise these terms and conditions from time to time.

15.2. The revised terms and conditions will apply to the use of our website from the date of their publication on the website, and you hereby waive any right you may otherwise have to be notified of, or to consent to, revisions of the terms and conditions.

16. Assignment

16.1. You hereby agree that we may assign, transfer, sub-contract or otherwise deal with our rights and/or obligations under these terms and conditions.

16.2. 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.

17. Severability

17.1. 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.

17.2. 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.

18. Third party rights

18.1. These terms and conditions are for our benefit and your benefit, and are not intended to benefit or be enforceable by any third party.

18.2. The exercise of the parties’ rights under these terms and conditions is not subject to the consent of any third party.

19. Entire agreement

19.1. Subject to Section 9.1, these terms and conditions, together with our disclaimer and cookies policy, constitute the entire agreement between you and us in relation to your use of our website and supersede all previous agreements between you and us in relation to your use of our website.

20. Law and jurisdiction

20.1. These terms and conditions shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the law of England and Wales.

20.2. Any disputes relating to these terms and conditions shall be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English courts.

21. Our details

21.1. This website is owned and operated by Global Vocational Skills Ltd.

21.2 We are registered in England and Wales under registration number 09044055, and our registered office is at 42-44 Clarendon Road, Watford, Hertfordshire, UK, WD17 1JJ.

21.3. Our principal place of business is at Global Vocational Skills Ltd, 42-44 Clarendon Road, Watford, Hertfordshire, UK, WD17 1JJ.

21.4. You can contact us by writing to the business address given above, by using our website contact form, by email to info@i-gvs.com.

b. Cookies Policy

How Global Vocational Skills uses cookies on its website

Cookies are small text files that can be used by web sites to make a user's experience more efficient.

UK law states that we can store cookies on your machine if they are essential to the operation of this site but that for all others we need your permission to do so.

Our website does use some non-essential cookies. We do not do this to track individual users or to identify them, but to gain useful knowledge about how the site is used so that we can keep improving it for our users. Without the knowledge we gain from the systems that use these cookies we would not be able to provide the service we do.

The cookies we use are "analytical" cookies. They allow us to recognise and count the number of visitors and to see how visitors move around the site when they are using it such as the typical length of stay on the site or the average number of pages a user views. This helps us to improve the way our website works, for example by ensuring that users are finding what they are looking for easily.

Please note that third parties (including, for example, advertising networks and providers of external services like web traffic analysis services – or the Google Maps link on our website) may also use cookies, over which we have no control. These cookies are likely to be analytical/performance cookies or targeting cookies.

You can block cookies by activating the setting on your browser that allows you to refuse the setting of all or some cookies. However, if you use your browser settings to block all cookies (including essential cookies) you may not be able to access all or parts of our site.

If you want to delete any cookies that are already on your computer, please refer to the instructions for your file management software to locate the file or directory that stores cookies. You can access them through some types of browser. Search in your cookie folders to find our cookie if you wish to delete them.

What happens if I say 'no' to allowing cookies in my browser?

The website will still work and you will be able to get the information you need from the site. But as we develop how the site works and offer more sophisticated services through it this will most likely rely on cookies.

For example if we begin to tailor the content to your interests as expressed by your browsing behaviour this depend on cookies. If you have declined cookies then this kind of service will not be available to you.

We use cookies to count the number of people who use the site and to analyse how they use it. We do this to make sure that our sites are as good as they can be and this is the primary evidence we use when trying to improve what we offer to users.

If you decline cookies then your site usage won't be counted and measured in this way so we won't be able to take your actions into account when analysing data and seeking to improve our service based on that analysis.

c. Global Vocational Skills Ltd. Website Disclaimer

The following disclaimer governs your use of our website; by using our website, you accept this disclaimer in full. We reserve the right to modify these terms at any time. By using this site after we post any changes, you agree to accept those changes, whether or not you have reviewed them.

Rights to information published

All materials on this site are protected by copyright and intellectual property laws and are the property of Global Vocational Skills Ltd. (“the Company”). Unless stated otherwise, you may access and download the materials located on www.i-gvs.com only for your personal, non-commercial use. However, colleges are permitted to request sample content materials for the purposes of demonstration.

Website content

Global Vocational Skills Ltd. maintains this website to provide information to the Internet community. The information contained in this website is for general information purposes only.

The information is provided by Global Vocational Skills Ltd. and whilst the company endeavours to keep the information up-to-date and correct, it makes no representations or warranties of any kind, express or implied, about the completeness, accuracy, reliability, suitability or availability with respect to the website or the information, products, services, or related graphics contained on the website for any purpose. Visitors who use this website and rely on any information do so at their own risk.

We do not warrant that functions available on this website will be uninterrupted or error free, that defects will be corrected, or that the server that makes it available is free of viruses or bugs. You acknowledge that it is your responsibility to implement sufficient procedures and virus checks (including anti-virus and other security checks) to satisfy your particular requirements for the accuracy of data input and output.

Global Vocational Skills Ltd. takes no responsibility for and will not be liable for the website being temporarily unavailable due to technical issues beyond its control.

External links

Through Global Vocational Skills Ltd. website, you are able to link to other websites, which are not under the control of Global Vocational Skills Ltd. The company has no control over the nature, content and availability of those sites. The inclusion of any links does not imply a recommendation or endorse the views expressed within them.

User actions

You must not use our website in any way, which is unlawful, illegal, fraudulent or harmful, or in connection with any unlawful, illegal, fraudulent or harmful purpose or activity.

Data protection

Any personal information submitted via this website, whether by email or other means, will be used solely by Global Vocational Skills Ltd. and will not be disclosed to any third parties.

Legal jurisdiction

The law of England and Wales shall govern your use of the site and you hereby agree to submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English courts.