Terms of Use

PLEASE READ THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS CAREFULLY BEFORE USING THIS SITE

TERMS OF USE

These terms of use (together with any documents referred to) tell you how you may make use of our website www.sparx.co.uk (our site). Use of our site includes accessing, browsing, or registering to use our site.

Please read these terms of use carefully before you start to use our site, as these will apply to your use of our site. We recommend that you print a copy of these terms for future reference.

By using our site, you confirm that you accept these terms of use and that you agree to comply with them. If you do not agree to these terms of use, you must not use our site.

OTHER APPLICABLE TERMS

These terms of use refer to the following additional terms which also apply to your use of our site:

  • Our Privacy Policy for Schools, which sets out the terms on which we process any personal data we collect from or is provided to us by pupils, parents or guardians and teachers at schools.
  • Our Privacy Policy, which sets out generally the terms on which we process any personal data we collect from you or that you provide to us.

By using our site, you consent to such processing and you warrant that all data provided by you is accurate and up to date.

Information about us

www.sparx.co.uk is a site operated by Sparx Limited (Sparx or We). We are registered in England and Wales under company number 07907042 and have our registered office at Oxygen House, Grenadier Road, Exeter, Devon, EX1 3LH, which is also our main trading address.

Sparx is an education research company. We use technology, data and daily involvement in the classroom to scientifically investigate how we learn. We want to know how we can create a learning environment that enables every student to fulfil their potential. To do our research, we have developed our own technology platform – running on iPads – which teaches pupils, whilst also capturing real-time, real-world data directly from students and teachers.

Changes to these terms or our site

We may revise these terms of use at any time by amending this page. Please check this page from time to time to take notice of any changes we make, as they are binding on you.

We may update our site from time to time, and may change the content at any time. However, please note that any of the content on our site may be out of date at any given time, and we are under no obligation to update it.

We do not guarantee that our site, or any content on it, will be free from errors or omissions.

Accessing our site

We do not guarantee that our site, or any content on it, will always be available or be uninterrupted. Access to our site is permitted on a temporary basis. We may suspend, withdraw, discontinue or change all or any part of our site without notice. We will not be liable to you if for any reason our site is unavailable at any time or for any period.

You are responsible for making all arrangements necessary for you to have access to our site. You are also responsible for ensuring that all persons who access our site through your internet connection are aware of these terms of use and other applicable terms and conditions, and that they comply with them.

Our site is directed to persons residing in the UK. We do not represent that content available on or through our site is appropriate or available in other locations. We may limit the availability of our site to any person, business or geographic area at any time. If you choose to access our site from outside the UK, you do so at your own risk.

Intellectual property rights

We are the owner or the licensee of all intellectual property rights in our site, and in the material published on it.  Those works are protected by copyright laws and treaties around the world. All such rights are reserved.

You may print off copies and download extracts of any page(s) from our site for your personal use. You must not modify the paper or digital copies of any content 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.

Our status (and that of any identified contributors) as the authors of content on our site must always be acknowledged.

You must not remove, modify or hide any branding or copyright or trade mark statements on any content printed or downloaded from our site.

You must not use any part of the content on our site for commercial purposes.

Open Government Licence Acknowledgement

The list of schools which is accessible via the login pages at www.sparxmaths.uk/student and www.sparxmaths.uk/teacher within our site contain public sector information licensed under the Open Government Licence v3.0.

No reliance on information

The content on our site is provided for general information only. It is not intended to amount to advice on which you should rely. You must obtain professional or specialist advice before taking, or refraining from, any action on the basis of the content on our site.

Although we make reasonable efforts to update the information on our site, we make no representations, warranties or guarantees, whether express or implied, that the content on our site is accurate, complete or up-to-date or regarding the suitability or operation of this site.

Limitation of our liability

Nothing in these terms of use excludes or limits our liability for death or personal injury arising from our negligence, or our fraud or fraudulent misrepresentation, or any other liability that cannot be excluded or limited by English law.

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.

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:

  • use of, or inability to use, our site; or
  • use of or reliance on any information or content displayed on our site.

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.

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.

Uploading content to our site

Except for CVs and job applications or enquiries, you may not upload or post any content to our site. We will use information contained in CVs, job applications and enquiries uploaded to our site in accordance with our general Privacy Policy.

Viruses

We do not guarantee that our site will be secure or free from bugs or viruses.

You are responsible for configuring your information technology, computer programmes and platform in order to access our site. You should use your own virus protection software.

You must not misuse our 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 our site, the server on which our site is stored or any server, computer or database connected to our site. You must not attack our site via a denial-of-service attack or a distributed denial-of service attack. By breaching this provision, 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 our site will cease immediately.

Linking to our site

You may 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.

You must not establish a link to our site in any website that is not owned by you.

Our site must not be framed on any other site, nor may you create a link to any part of our site other than the home page. We reserve the right to withdraw linking permission without notice.

The website in which you are linking must comply in all respects with the content standards set out below.

If you wish to make any use of content on our site other than that set out above, please contact info@sparx.co.uk.

Third party links and resources in our site

Where our site contains links to other sites and resources provided by third parties, these links are provided for your information only. We have no control over the contents of those sites or resources.

Information about how we use cookies

Our website uses cookies. A cookie is a small file of letters and numbers that we put on your computer if you agree. These cookies collect standard internet log information and visitor behaviour information. This information is used to track visitor use of the site and monitor website activity. This helps us to provide you with a good experience when you browse our site and also allows us to improve our site.

For further information about cookies and how to delete or control cookies stored on your computer visit www.aboutcookies.org or www.allaboutcookies.org. Please note that by deleting our cookies or disabling future cookies you may not be able to access certain areas or features of our site.

Acceptable use

Your use of our site means that you accept, and agree to abide by the following rules:

You may use our site only for lawful purposes.  You may not use our site:

  • In any way that breaches any applicable local, national or international law or regulation.
  • In any way that is unlawful or fraudulent, or has any unlawful or fraudulent purpose or effect.
  • To send, knowingly receive, upload, download, use or re-use any material which does not comply with our content standards in the paragraph below.
  • To transmit, or procure the sending of, any unsolicited or unauthorised advertising or promotional material or any other form of similar solicitation (spam).
  • To knowingly transmit any data, send or upload any material that contains viruses, Trojan horses, worms, time-bombs, keystroke loggers, spyware, adware or any other harmful programs or similar computer code designed to adversely affect the operation of any computer software or hardware.

You also agree:

  • Not to reproduce, duplicate, copy or re-sell any part of our site in contravention of the provisions of our terms of use.
  • Not to access without authority, interfere with, damage or disrupt:
    • any part of our site;
    • any equipment or network on which our site is stored;
    • any software used in the provision of our site; or
    • any equipment or network or software owned or used by any third party.

Content standards

The following standards apply to any and all material (content) which you upload to our site:

Content must:

  • Be accurate.
  • Comply with applicable law in the UK and in any country from which they are posted.

Content must not:

  • Contain any material which is defamatory of any person.
  • Contain any material which is obscene, offensive, hateful or inflammatory.
  • Infringe any copyright, database right or trade mark of any other person.
  • Be likely to deceive any person.
  • Be made in breach of any legal duty owed to a third party, such as a contractual duty or a duty of confidence.
  • Be threatening, abuse or invade another’s privacy, or cause annoyance, inconvenience or needless anxiety.
  • Be likely to harass, upset, embarrass, alarm or annoy any other person.
  • Be used to impersonate any person, or to misrepresent your identity or affiliation with any person.

Suspension and termination

We will determine, in our discretion, whether there has been a failure to comply with the acceptable use rules or contents standards through your use of our site.  When such a failure has occurred, we may take such action as we deem appropriate, including:

  • Immediate, temporary or permanent withdrawal of your right to use our site.
  • Issue of a warning to you.
  • Legal proceedings against you for any costs or damages we may suffer or to claim any other remedy to which we may be entitled to as a result of such failure.
  • Disclosure of such information to law enforcement authorities as we reasonably feel is necessary.

We exclude liability for any actions taken in response to breaches of the acceptable use rules and contents standards.  The responses described above are not limited, and we may take any other action we reasonably deem appropriate.

We may revise the acceptable use rules and contents standards at any time by amending this page. You are expected to check this page from time to time to take notice of any changes we make, as they are legally binding on you. Some of the provisions may also be superseded by provisions or notices published elsewhere on our site.

Applicable law

These terms of use, their subject matter and formation (and any non-contractual disputes or claims) are governed by English law. We both agree to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of England and Wales.

Contact us

To contact us, please send an email to info@sparx.co.uk. Alternatively, you can write to us at: [Name], Sparx Limited, Oxygen House, Grenadier Road, Exeter, Devon, EX1 3LH, UK.

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