Version 1 / Date: 26/07/16

Use of our website

This website is operated by Curious Minds, a charity (company number 6775402 and registered charity number 1130988) whose address is 23 -27 Guild Hall, Preston, PR1 1HR. It is made available for anyone to find out more about the services offered by the charity, its Associates and members. It is primarily aimed at staff in schools, youth settings and arts, culture and heritage organisations.

These terms (together with the policies referred to below) set out the basis on which you may make use of our website (whether as a guest or a registered user).

We try hard to ensure that all information that we add to our website is accurate and up-to-date. We may sometimes make mistakes and can’t guarantee the accuracy of the information on our website or that you’ll always be able to access it. We don’t accept liability for errors or omissions or for any reliance you place on the information on our website.

You agree to use our website lawfully and ethically. In particular, you agree to not use our website in connection with:

  • surveys
  • contests
  • pyramid schemes
  • chain letters
  • anything illegal
  • anything that might be harmful to children
  • junk or spam email
  • any unsolicited messages.

We are happy for you to link to our home page, provided you do so in a way that is fair and legal and does not damage our reputation or take advantage of it. You must not establish a link in such a way as to suggest any form of association, approval or endorsement on our part where none exists. We reserve the right to withdraw linking permission without notice.

General

These Terms will be governed by English law. The Courts of England and Wales will have exclusive jurisdiction to deal with any disputes about these Terms.

Privacy policy

We will only use any personal information we collect from you under our privacy policy.

Intellectual Property Rights

Our website (and the material that appears on the website) is protected by copyright. Any unauthorised use may infringe our rights or the rights of our content or technology providers.

Unless we agree, you must not use information or images in our website in any way, except:

  • To ask about us and our services
  • To download and temporarily store one or more pages of our website for your viewing on a personal computer or terminal
  • You may draw the attention of others within your organisation to content posted on our website
  • For private or non-commercial academic research

If you use any material on our website for any of these purposes you:

  • Must not change documents or related images
  • Must not use images separately from the accompanying text
  • Must include our copyright and trade mark notices on all permitted copies

If you wish to use any material on our website in any other way, please contact us.

Trademarks used on our website, whether registered or unregistered, are property of their owners. Unless otherwise stated, we do not give you permission to use any trademark without its owner’s consent.

Viruses

We try to keep our anti-virus software up-to-date. We don’t guarantee that our website, its servers, downloadable files and emails are free from viruses or other harmful components. We do not accept any liability for any loss or damage as a result of any infection or loss of data or other damage to your equipment caused by us.

You must not:

  • Introduce, or try to introduce, any virus or other contaminant to our website or any of its software or systems
  • Try to access, alter, de-compile, reverse engineer, destroy or tamper with any part of our website, its software or our systems
  • Interfere with anybody else’s use of our website
  • Try to weaken or damage how our website works, whether by helping to organise, or taking part in, a denial of service attack or otherwise

Registering on our website

If you register with our website we’ll create a user account for you. We may choose not to accept your registration or cancel your registration at any time.

Unless we say otherwise in writing, you must be 18 years or older to register with our website. When you register we’ll ask you to confirm your age.

When you register we’ll ask you to create a user name and password. You agree to keep your password confidential and not disclose it to any third party. If you know or suspect that a third party may know your password you agree to contact us immediately so that we may change it. You agree not to use any other user’s user name and password to access our website.

By registering with our website you may see or use additional content that would not otherwise be available. We may impose more terms on registered users and may change those terms at any time.

Uploading content to our website

We may provide interactive services on our website. For each interactive service, we will provide you with clear information about the kind of service offered, and if it is moderated. Whenever you make use of an interactive service, you promise to comply with the spirit and the letter of the following standards. Your contributions must be accurate or reflect a genuinely held view. Contributions must not:

  • Be defamatory
  • Contain any material which is obscene, offensive, hateful or inflammatory
  • Promote sexually explicit material
  • Promote violence or any illegal activity or be threatening, abusive or cause annoyance or needless anxiety or embarrassment
  • Promote discrimination based on race, sex, religion, nationality, disability, sexual orientation or age
  • Infringe any copyright, database right or trademark of any other person
  • Be likely to deceive or misrepresent your identity or affiliation
  • Breach confidentiality

You promise that your contributions comply with those standards, and you will be liable to us and indemnify us for any breach of that promise. This means you will be responsible for any loss or damage we suffer as a result of your breach of promise.

Any content you upload to our website will be considered non-confidential and non-proprietary. You retain all of your ownership rights in your content, but you are required to grant us and other users of the website a limited licence to use, store and copy that content and to distribute and make it available to third parties.

We also have the right to disclose your identity to any third party who is claiming that any content posted or uploaded by you to our website constitutes a violation of their intellectual property rights, or of their right to privacy. We will not be responsible, or liable to any third party, for the content or accuracy of any content posted by you or any other user of our website.

We have the right to remove any posting you make on our website if, in our opinion, your post does not comply with the content standards set out above. We will determine (in our discretion) whether there has been a breach, and may take any action we deem appropriate, including suspending your use of the website, removal of your material, and/or taking legal action against you.

The views expressed by other users on our website do not represent our views or values.

Provision of services

These Terms do not apply to any service advertised on our website. We will tell you the terms of a service when you ask us to provide the service. If the service is provided by a third party, the third party’s terms will apply.

Liability

You use our website at your risk. The information and materials on our website are general only and are not advice or recommendations, professional or otherwise.

We don’t accept liability for any loss or damage resulting from your use of our website:

  • where we comply with these Terms of use
  • where we do not comply with these Terms of use and it is not reasonably foreseeable at the time when you use our website
  • where we do not comply with these Terms of use and such loss or damage is indirect, such as loss of income, loss of profit, loss of contract, damage to reputation and waste of time.

We exclude all warranties, express or implied, relating to the information and materials on our website to the fullest extent permitted by law.

Nothing in these Terms of use excludes or limits our liability for death or personal injury resulting from our negligence, fraud, fraudulent misrepresentation or any liability which cannot be excluded or limited under applicable law.

Changes to these Terms of use

We may sometimes change these Terms of use. If we make any substantial changes we will post a notice on the homepage of our website.

By continuing to use our website you agree to be bound by any changes we make to these Terms.

Feedback and complaints

We welcome your comments about our website. If you find anything incorrect, not working or want to say anything else, please contact us here.