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Website Terms and Conditions

Please read these terms and conditions carefully before using our sites.

These terms of use (together with the documents referred to in it) tells you the terms of use on which you may make use of our website and our Online Learning Area (our sites), whether as a guest or a registered user.

Use of our sites includes accessing, browsing, or registering to use our sites.

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

By using our sites, 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 sites.

Other applicable terms

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

  • Our Privacy Policy (see Tab above), which sets out the terms on which we process any personal data we collect from you, or that you provide to us. By using our sites, you consent to such processing and you warrant that all data provided by you is accurate.
  • Our Cookie Policy (see Tab above), which sets out information about the cookies on our sites.
  • If you purchase a course from our sites, our Student Learning Agreement (see Tab above) will apply to the sales.

These sites are operated by College of Media and Publishing Limited (“We”). We are registered in England and Wales under company number 05220267 and have our registered office at Forum House Business Centre, Stirling Road, Chichester, West Sussex, PO19 7DN.  Our VAT number is 924385414.

Changes to these terms

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 made, as they are binding on you.

Changes to our sites

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 However, please note that any of the content on our sites may be out of date at any given time, and we are under no obligation to update it.

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

Accessing our sites

Our website is made available free of charge.

Our Online Learning Area (OLA) is only available to our current and former students, provided they are up-to-date with all payments due to us and have not been removed from their course(s) for breaching our Student Learning Agreement (see Tab above).

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

You are responsible for making all arrangements necessary for you to have access to our sites.

You are also responsible for ensuring that all persons who access our sites through your internet connection are aware of these terms of use and other applicable terms and conditions, and that they comply with them.

Your account and password

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. 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 reasonable opinion, you have failed to comply with any of the provisions of these terms of use.

If you know or suspect that anyone other than you knows your user identification code or password, you must promptly notify us by email.

Intellectual property rights

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

You may print off one copy, and may download extracts, of any page(s) from our sites for your personal use and you may draw the attention of others within your organisation to content posted on our sites.

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.

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

You must not use any part of the content on our sites for commercial purposes without obtaining a licence to do so from us or our licencors.

If you print off, copy or download any part of our sites in breach of these terms of use, your right to use our sites will cease immediately and you must, at our option, return or destroy any copies of the materials you have made.

No reliance on information

The non-teaching content on our sites 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 non-teaching content on our sites.

Although we make reasonable efforts to update the information on our sites, we make no representations, warranties or guarantees, whether expressed or implied, that the non-teaching content on our sites is accurate, complete or up-to-date.

Separate arrangements apply for the teaching materials on our OLA. These can be seen in the Student Learning Agreement (see Tab above).

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 sites or any content on them, whether expressed 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 sites; or
  • use of, or reliance on any content displayed on our sites.

If you are a business user, please note that in particular, we will not be liable for:

  • loss of profits, sales, business, or revenue;
  • business interruption;
  • loss of anticipated savings;
  • loss of business opportunity, goodwill or reputation; or
  • any indirect or consequential loss or damage.

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

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 sites or to your downloading of any content on them, or on any websites linked to them.

We assume no responsibility for the content of websites linked on our sites. 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 sites

Whenever you make use of a feature that allows you to upload content to our sites, or to make contact with other users of our sites, you must comply with the content standards set out in our Website Acceptable Use Policy.

You warrant that any such contribution does comply with those standards, and you will be liable to us and indemnify us for any breach of that warranty. If you are a consumer user, this means you will be responsible for any loss or damage we suffer as a result of your breach of warranty.

Any content you upload to our sites 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 a limited licence to use, store and copy that content and to distribute and make it available to third parties. The rights you license to us are described in the next paragraph (Rights you licence).

Rights you license

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 sites 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 sites.

We have the right to remove any posting you make on our sites if, in our opinion, your post does not comply with the content standards set out in our Website Acceptable Use Policy.

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

You are solely responsible for securing and backing up your content.

Viruses

We do not guarantee that our sites 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 sites. You should use your own virus protection software.

You must not misuse our sites 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 sites, the server on which our sites are stored or any server, computer or database connected to our sites. You must not attack our sites 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 cooperate with those authorities by disclosing your identity to them. In the event of such a breach, your right to use our sites will cease immediately.

Linking to our sites

You may link to our home pages, 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 sites in any website that is not owned by you.

Our sites must not be framed on any other sites, nor may you create a link to any part of our sites other than the home page.

We reserve the right to withdraw linking permission without notice.

The websites in which you are linking must comply in all respects with the content standards set out in our Website Acceptable Use Policy

If you wish to make any use of content on our sites other than that set out above, please contact us by email.

Third party links and resources in our sites

Where our sites contain 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.

Applicable law

If you are a consumer, please note that these terms of use, its subject matter and its formation, are governed by English law. You and we both agree to that the courts of England and Wales will have non-exclusive jurisdiction. However, if you are a resident of Northern Ireland you may also bring proceedings in Northern Ireland, and if you are resident of Scotland, you may also bring proceedings in Scotland.

If you are a business, these terms of use, its subject matter and its 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.

Website Acceptable Use Policy

This Website Acceptable Use Policy sets out the terms between you and us under which you may access our websites:

www.collegeofmediaandpublishing.co.uk and 

http://collegeofmediaandpublishing.education/ (our sites).

This Website Acceptable Use Policy applies to all users of, and visitors to, our sites.

Your use of our sites means that you accept, and agree to abide by, all the policies in this Website Acceptable Use Policy, which supplement our Website Terms and Conditions.

Our website and OLA are sites operated by College of Media and Publishing Limited (we or us). We are registered in England and Wales under company number 05220267 and we have our registered office at Forum House Business Centre, Stirling Road, Chichester, West Sussex, PO19 7DN. Our VAT number is 924385414.

Prohibited uses

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

  • 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.
  • For the purpose of harming or attempting to harm minors in any way.
  • To send, knowingly receive, upload, download, use or reuse any material which does not comply with our content standards (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 resell any part of our sites in contravention of the provisions of our terms of website use.
  • Not to access without authority, interfere with, damage or disrupt:
    • any part of our sites;
    • any equipment or network on which our sites are stored;
    • any software used in the provision of our sites; or
    • any equipment or network or software owned or used by any third party.

Interactive services

We may from time to time provide interactive services on our sites, including, without limitation:

  • Chatrooms.
  • Message boards.

Where we do provide any interactive service, we will provide clear information to you about the kind of service offered, if it is moderated and what form of moderation is used (including whether it is human or technical).

We will do our best to assess any possible risks for users (and in particular, for children) from third parties when they use any interactive service provided on our sites, and we will decide in each case whether it is appropriate to use moderation of the relevant service (including what kind of moderation to use) in the light of those risks. However, we are under no obligation to oversee, monitor or moderate any interactive service we provide on our sites, and we expressly exclude our liability for any loss or damage arising from the use of any interactive service by a user in contravention of our content standards, whether the service is moderated or not.

The use of any of our interactive services by a minor is subject to the consent of their parent or guardian. We advise parents who permit their children to use an interactive service that it is important that they communicate with their children about their safety online, as moderation is not foolproof. Minors who are using any interactive service should be made aware of the potential risks to them.

Where we do moderate an interactive service, we will normally provide you with a means of contacting the moderator, should a concern or difficulty arise.

Content standards

These content standards apply to any and all material which you contribute to our sites (contributions), and to any interactive services associated with them.

You must comply with the spirit and the letter of the following standards. The standards apply to each part of any contribution as well as to its whole.

Contributions must:

  • Be accurate (where they state facts).
  • Be genuinely held (where they state opinions).
  • Comply with applicable law in the UK and in any country from which they are posted.

Contributions must not:

  • Contain any material which is defamatory of any person.
  • Contain any material which is obscene, offensive, hateful or inflammatory.
  • Promote sexually explicit material.
  • Promote violence.
  • Promote discrimination based on race, sex, religion, nationality, disability, sexual orientation or age.
  • 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.
  • Promote any illegal activity.
  • 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.
  • Give the impression that they emanate from us, if this is not the case.
  • Advocate, promote or assist any unlawful act such as (by way of example only) copyright infringement or computer misuse.

Suspension and termination

We will determine, in our discretion, whether there has been a breach of this Website Acceptable Use Policy through your use of our sites. When a breach of this policy has occurred, we may take such action as we deem appropriate.

Failure to comply with this Website Acceptable Use Policy constitutes a material breach of the terms of use upon which you are permitted to use our sites, and may result in our taking all or any of the following actions:

  • Immediate, temporary or permanent withdrawal of your right to use our sites.
  • Immediate, temporary or permanent removal of any posting or material uploaded by you to our sites.
  • Issue of a warning to you.
  • Legal proceedings against you for reimbursement of all costs on an indemnity basis (including, but not limited to, reasonable administrative and legal costs) resulting from the breach.
  • Further legal action against you.
  • Disclosure of such information to law enforcement authorities as we reasonably feel is necessary.

We exclude liability for actions taken in response to breaches of this Website Acceptable Use Policy. The responses described in this policy are not limited, and we may take any other action we reasonably deem appropriate.

Changes to the Website Acceptable Use Policy

We may revise this Website Acceptable Use Policy 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 contained in this Website Acceptable Use Policy may also be superseded by provisions or notices published elsewhere on our sites.

Privacy and Data Protection Policy

We are committed to respecting your privacy.

This statement sets out how we comply with European Community data protection requirements. We are registered under the Data Protection Act 1998.

This privacy statement applies to this website only – it does not cover other websites to which we may provide links.

The processing of the personal data may involve us disclosing your details to regulatory bodies and / or other third parties.

If you do not wish your personal data to be disclosed in this manner, you should make this clear by sending us an appropriately worded email.

We want this Privacy and Data Protection Policy and our Cookie Policy (see Tab above) to be easily understood.

Frequently asked questions

Is it possible to access the website without disclosing personal data?

Yes. You can visit the website without identifying yourself or revealing any personal information.

Once you choose to provide us with any information by which you can be identified, it will only be used in accordance with this Privacy and Data Protection Policy and our Cookie Policy (see Tab above).

You do not have to provide personal information to use the website.

What information do we collect?

We collect the personal data that you volunteer on forms you submit to us (for example in registering for membership services), and in emails you send to us.

What do we do with the information we gather?

We require this information in order to understand your needs and to provide you with a better service.

We will also use it to send you any information you have requested – for example, our newsletters.

We may contact you for market research purposes or to give you information about new features on the website. You will only be contacted if you have given us authority to do so.

Do we disclose your personal data to third parties?

We will ensure that your personal data will not be disclosed to third parties except insofar as You have consented to such disclosure or we are required to do so by law.

Can I see the information you hold about me? And can I amend it?

You may request details of personal information which we hold about you under the Data Protection Act 1998.

If you would like a copy of the information, please write to: Cleland Thom, College of Media and Publishing Limited, Forum House, Stirling Road, Chichester, West Sussex, PO19 7DN.

A £10 fee is payable for all requests made under the Data Protection Act.

If you believe that any information we are holding on you is incorrect, please write or email us.

We will correct any information which was found to be incorrect within 28 days and without charge.

If you have agreed to the disclosure of personal information and to receiving marketing and promotional information, but no longer wish to do so, then please contact us.

If you are unhappy with our response, you can ask the Information Commissioner to assess whether the requirements of the Data Protection Act have been met. Write to: The Information Commissioner at Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire SK9 5AF.

Is the information you hold on me secure?

We are committed to ensuring that your information is secure. In order to prevent unauthorised access or disclosure we have put in place physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online.

All employees who have access to your personal data are contractually obliged to respect your confidentiality.

We have put in place technology measures and security policies and procedures to protect personal information from unauthorised access, improper use, alteration, unlawful or accidental destruction or accidental loss.

Social media platforms

Communication, engagement and actions taken through external social media platforms that this website and its owners participate on are bound by the Website Terms of Use as well as the privacy policies held with each social media platform respectively.

Users are advised to use social media platforms wisely and communicate / engage upon them with due care and caution in regard to their own privacy and personal details.

This website nor its owners will never ask for personal or sensitive information through social media platforms, and encourage users wishing to discuss sensitive details to contact them through primary communication channels such as by telephone or email.

This website may use social sharing buttons which help share web content directly from webpages to the social media platform in question.

Users are advised before using such social sharing buttons that they do so at their own discretion and note that the social media platform may track and save your request to share a webpage respectively through your social media platform account.

Shortened links in social media

This website and its owners, through their social media platform accounts, may share web links to relevant webpages. By default, some social media platforms shorten lengthy URLs.

Users are advised to take caution and good judgement before clicking any shortened URLs published on social media platforms by this website and its owners.

Despite the best efforts to ensure only genuine URLs are published, many social media platforms are prone to spam and hacking, and therefore this website and its owners cannot be held liable for any damages or implications caused by visiting any shortened links.

Email newsletters

This website occasionally operates an email newsletter programme, used to inform subscribers about products and services supplied by this website.

Users can subscribe through an online automated process should they wish to do so, but do so at their own discretion.

Some subscriptions may be manually processed through prior written agreement with the user.

The following information explains our legal position regarding email newsletters. If you do not agree with any or all of them, you should not sign to subscribe to an email newsletter.

Subscriptions are taken in compliance with UK Spam Laws detailed in the Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulations 2003.

All personal details relating to subscriptions are held securely and in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998.

No personal details are passed on to third parties or shared with companies / people outside of the company that operates this website.

Under the Data Protection Act 1998 you may request a copy of personal information held about you by this website’s email newsletter program. A small fee will be payable.

If you would like a copy of the information held on You please write to: College of Media and Publishing, Forum House, Stirling Road, Chichester, West Sussex, PO19 7DN.

Email marketing campaigns published by this website or its owners may contain tracking facilities within the actual email.

Subscriber activity is tracked and stored in a database for future analysis and evaluation. Such tracked activity may include: the opening of emails, forwarding of emails, the clicking of links within the email content, times, dates and frequency of activity, among other things.

This information is used to refine future email campaigns and supply the user with more relevant content based around their activity.

In compliance with UK Spam Laws and the Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulations 2003 subscribers are given the opportunity to unsubscribe at any time through an automated system. This process is detailed at the footer of each email campaign.

Some subscriptions may be manually processed. By subscribing to a newsletter, you are giving your consent to manual processing.

Cookie Policy

This policy explains how cookies are used on our website – and, below, how you can control the cookies that may be used on this website (please note that not all of them are used on every website).

You may delete and block all cookies from our websites but, if you do, some parts subsequently will not work.

What are cookies?

Cookies are small text files stored on your computer by your browser. They are used for many things, such as remembering whether you have visited the site before, so that you remain logged in – or to help us work out how many new website visitors we get each month.

They contain information about the use of your computer but do not include personal information about you (they do not store your name, for instance).

About our Cookie Policy

This Cookie Policy applies to our website and mobile applications.

In this Cookie Policy, when we refer to any of our websites, we mean any website or mobile application operated by or on behalf of College of Media and Publishing Ltd.

This Cookie Policy forms part of and is incorporated in to the Website Terms of Use.

By accessing the website, you agree that this Cookie Policy will apply whenever you access the website on any device. We will alert you on our website of changes to this policy.

Your continued use of the website constitutes your agreement to all such changes.

Below, you can find out more about the cookies we use on our website, as well as information on how to turn off cookies, or change the cookie settings on your browser.

Strictly necessary cookies 

These cookies are essential in order to enable you to move around the website and use its features.

These cookies will:

  • Ensure that our website functions correctly.
  • Facilitate a product selection or track a sales order you have made.

These cookies will not:

  • Gather information that could be used for marketing.
  • Retarget advertising to you on other websites.

Analytic cookies

These cookies collect anonymous information about how visitors use our website to help us improve the way the website works.

These cookies will:

  • Provide statistics on how our website has been used.
  • Measure any errors on our website and support improvements and test new designs.

These cookies will not:

  • Gather information that could be used for marketing.
  • Retarget advertising to you on other websites.

Personalisation cookies

These cookies allow our website to remember certain choices you have made on the website so that when you subsequently return, we can provide you with your personalised settings.

These are also used to recommend content we think you will be interested in based on what you have looked at before.

These cookies will:

  • Remember your previous choices you have made on the website.
  • Remember if you have previously registered with our website.

These cookies will not:

  • Gather information that could be used for marketing.
  • Retarget advertising to you on other websites.

Third party cookies

Social sharing, video and other services we offer are run by other companies. These companies may drop cookies on your computer when you use them on our website or if you are already logged in to them.

If you do not wish to receive third party cookies, please see the following section.

Managing cookie settings through your browser

Most web browsers automatically accept cookies but you can alter your browser settings to prevent automatic acceptance or you can manually delete your cookie history whenever you wish.

These links explain how you can control cookies via your browser – remember that if you turn off cookies in your browser then these settings apply to all websites not just this one:

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