Qualification Check™ Terms & Conditions of Use

Please read these terms and conditions ("this Agreement") carefully. This Agreement sets out the terms and conditions upon which Qualification Check Limited (registration number 06097472) whose registered office is at Churchill House, 137-139 Brent Street, London, NW4 4DJ ("Qualification Check" or "we" or "us") will operate the Qualification Check online academic verification service ("the Service") via this website ("the Website") and with which you must comply.

BY CLICKING THE "I Agree" BUTTON BELOW AND REGISTERING AS A USER ("USER") OF THE SERVICE YOU AGREE TO BE BOUND BY THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF THIS AGREEMENT. IF YOU DO NOT WISH TO PROCEED, THEN CLICK ON THE "I DISAGREE" BUTTON BELOW. PLEASE PRINT AND KEEP A PAPER COPY OF THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS FOR YOUR RECORDS.

1. Registration

1.1
The details provided by you in the Registration Section are important. The Service is available to persons acting within their trade or business and to individuals acting as consumers in which case the individual must be 18 or older.

1.2
By registering as a User you represent, warrant and undertake that the information you give is true, accurate and complete and that you will inform Qualification Check of any change in your registration details.

1.3
Qualification Check takes the privacy of its Users seriously. Please read our Privacy Policy carefully. By registering as a User, you confirm that you have read and understood our Privacy Policy and you agree to be bound by its terms.

1.4
We reserve the right, in our sole discretion, to suspend or cancel access to the Service with immediate effect and without notice.

1.5
We reserve the right, in our sole discretion, to reject any registration.

2. Use of the Service

2.1
Use of the Service is subject to the terms and conditions of this Agreement. This Agreement will be displayed on each logon to the Service. We reserve the right to change this Agreement from time to time without notice to you and you are advised to check this Agreement on a regular basis. Amendments will not apply to claims arising out of events occurring prior to their publication.

2.2
Qualification Check does not guarantee continuous, uninterrupted or secure access to the Website. The Website and the Service are provided "as is" and “as and when available”, and, to the extent permissible by law, Qualification Check excludes all implied warranties, conditions or other terms, whether implied by statute or otherwise, including without limitation any terms as to skill and care or timeliness of performance. Qualification Check may change, modify, amend, suspend or discontinue any aspect of the Website or the Service at any time without notice and Qualification Check reserves the right to impose restrictions on certain features of the Website or the Service at any time without notice.

2.3
You must only use the Service (including the response) for lawful purposes and after you have obtained the authorisation of the individual in relation to whom academic details are to be verified (“Individual”) in accordance to Clause 7 of this Agreement. You must not use the Service (including the response) in violation of any applicable law or regulation or in breach of this Agreement.

2.4
You are responsible for your logon name and password and, as a result, you agree that you are responsible for any activities undertaken under them.

2.5
You must not use the Website or Service in any way that causes, or is likely to cause, the Website or Service to be interrupted, damaged or impaired.

2.6
Your access to the Website may be occasionally suspended or restricted to allow for repairs, maintenance, or the introduction of new facilities or services. Qualification Check will use reasonable endeavours to limit the frequency and duration of any such suspension or restriction.

2.7
You must take all reasonable steps to minimise loss or damages when accessing the Website, including implementing prudent security and back-up features (including anti-virus technology).

3. Description of the Service

3.1
The Service includes facilities which allow you to:

(a)
submit a request to verify an Individual's academic results from the list of universities or other education institutes listed on the Website (as amended from time to time) (each a “University”);

(b)
receive the results of this verification;

(c)
submit a request to verify an Individual's past attendance from a University;

(d)
receive the results of this verification;

(e)
submit a request to verify someone's current enrolment status from a University;

(f)
receive the results of this verification; and

(g)
receive such other information indicated on the website which is available for verification from a University.

4. Services Pricing

4.1
Our prices for the Services are set out on our page entitled “Pricing”. Please refer to this page for any information regarding the Services you wish to purchase. All our prices are exclusive of VAT.

4.2
Please note that our VAT registration number is 911945229

5. Your Purchase of Services

If we are unable to perform your order for reasons beyond our reasonable control we will advise you promptly. If within 30 days of your order, and you have already paid monies for such Service, Qualification Check will notify you as soon as possible and will offer you a refund or credit your credit or debit card within 5 Working Days of such notice.

6. Response

6.1
You acknowledge that the Universities populate and maintain their own databases and therefore Qualification Check has no control over or responsibility for the truth or accuracy of the degree results, past attendance or enrolment status information received by the Universities through this Website. Accordingly, you release and hold harmless Qualification Check from all liability arising out of or in connection with any inaccuracies or omissions concerning such information.

6.2
All complaints relating to the degree results, past attendance, enrolment status or other information for which verification has been requested or its accuracy must be made directly to the University.

6.3
Qualification Check may at any time withdraw a University from the Service.

7. Data Protection and Audit

7.1
You may print, reproduce and store the response for such purposes as are agreed with the Individual whose information you are checking. You acknowledge that a response will contain personal information and that you are responsible for ensuring the protection and processing of such personal information in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998 (“DPA”) as a data controller and other relevant legislation.

7.2
To the extent that we access personal information of an Individual to provide the Services we will be your data processor. We will:

(a)
only process the personal information in accordance with your instructions including to the extent, and in such manner, as is necessary for the provision of the Services; and

(b)
implement appropriate technical and organisational measures to protect the information against unauthorised or unlawful processing and against accidental loss, destruction, damage, alteration or disclosure.

7.3
Prior to requesting the Services, you will seek written authorisation from every Individual about whom you request Services and you will maintain a record of such authorisation.

The form of authorisation will at least include:

(a)
information that you seek to verify (i.e. enrolment status and/or results)

(b)
a description of the purposes for which you will process that information

(c)
a description of how the information will be verified, including the role of Qualifications Check Limited as a provider of the Services

(d)
the identity of any other person who will be passed this information, such as potential employers

(e)
the following declaration from the Individual: “By signing this form I consent to you verifying the information above and I give authority to the relevant academic institution to release such information to you and to the persons identified above for the purpose of verifying my academic results and/or my enrolment status”

7.4
It is your responsibility to keep personal information relating to an Individual no longer than required. If we keep such information on our systems on your behalf we will delete it after a maximum period of six months.

7.5.
During the term of this Agreement you will allow us or our authorised representatives to have reasonable access to your records in order to verify that you are accessing and using the Services in compliance with this Clause 7 and the Data Protection Act 1998. This right shall only be exercisable on reasonable notice and if we have reasonable grounds for believing that you are in breach of this Clause 7.

7.6
You agree to indemnify and keep indemnified Qualification Check and each University against all and any losses, demands, claims, damages, costs and expenses (including consequential losses or loss of profit, legal costs and expense) and liabilities suffered or incurred directly or indirectly by them arising out of claims against Qualification Check or the relevant University from or related to a breach of this Clause 7 including, without limitation, the use of the personal information without the consent of the Individual or not in accordance with applicable laws.

8. Intellectual Property Rights

8.1
The intellectual property rights in the Website, Service (including the response) and the copyright in all material stored, displayed and accessible on this Website is either owned by Qualification Check or duly licensed by third parties. All such rights are reserved.

8.2
You may copy any material from this Website (excluding the response) for the purpose of communicating details about Qualification Check and its business activities but for no other purpose and shall not republish, store or reproduce any such material for the benefit of any third party or its business activities.

8.3
Except as expressly provided, nothing in this Agreement, in the Website or otherwise shall be construed as conferring any licence or right under any copyright of Qualification Check.

9. Liability

9.1
Qualification Check shall not be liable under the terms of this Agreement for: (a) any indirect, special, incidental or consequential losses or damages;

(b)
any loss of profits, loss of business revenue or loss of goodwill;

(c)
any costs, losses, expenses or damages arising from the use or access of or inability to use or access, interruption or availability of the Service, its operation or transmission, computer viruses, loss of data, loss of confidentiality, reliance on material contained on this Website (including the response) or otherwise.

9.2
In addition, Qualification Check shall not be liable for any third party content submitted to or accessible via this Website (including material submitted by Users, Universities or the degree results, past attendance or enrolment status information in a response).

9.3
Qualification Check's liability in contract, tort or otherwise arising out of or in connection with this Agreement is not in aggregate to exceed the fees actually paid by you to Qualification Check for the relevant Service.

9.4
Nothing in this Agreement shall operate to limit Qualification Check's liability for death or personal injury arising out of its negligence.

9.5
You agree to indemnify us and keep us indemnified against all and any losses, demands, claims, damages, costs and expenses (including consequential losses or loss of profit, legal costs and expense) and liabilities suffered or incurred directly or indirectly by Qualification Check arising from or related to:

(a)
your use of the Website or the Service; and

(b)
any breach, non-performance or non-observance by you of your obligations, warranties, representations and undertakings contained in this Agreement.

10. Termination

Qualification Check may, in its sole discretion, terminate this Agreement without prejudice to its other rights and remedies and may deny access to the Service immediately without notice for any breach of this Agreement without any liability for Qualification Check except in respect of past transactions already completed.

11. General

11.1
Except for each University for the purposes of enforcing its rights under paragraph 7, nless expressly stated to the contrary, nothing in this Agreement is intended to confer on a person any right to enforce any term of this Agreement which that person would not have but for the Contract (Rights of Third Parties) Act 1999. The parties may by agreement extinguish or vary any of the provisions in this Agreement without the consent of any third party and section 2 (l) of the Contract (Rights of Third Parties) Act 1999 shall not apply.

11.2
This Agreement contains the entire agreement and understanding between the parties relating to the subject matter of this Agreement and supersedes any and all prior agreements, arrangements, statements and understandings, except for fraud or fraudulent representation by either party.

11.3
Should any single provision of this Agreement be or become fully or partially invalid, illegal or unenforceable, the remainder of this Agreement shall continue in full force and effect.

11.4
Without limiting any provision of this Agreement, neither party shall be liable for any delay or failure to perform its obligations under this Agreement if caused by matters beyond its reasonable control.

11.5
Failure or neglect by us to enforce at any time any of the terms of this Agreement will not be construed nor will it be deemed to be a waiver of our rights hereunder nor in any way affect the validity of the whole or any part of this Agreement nor prejudice our rights to take subsequent action.

11.6
This Agreement and the use of the Service shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of England and the English courts shall have non-exclusive jurisdiction over any dispute relating to this Agreement and/or the use of the Service.

11.7
English is the only language offered for the conclusion of this Agreement.

12. Complaints

In the event that you have any complaints or queries concerning our services or products, or about this Website generally, please contact us by email at complaints@qualificationcheck.com or by post to Qualification Check Limited, Churchill House, 137-139 Brent Street, London, NW4 4DJ

Privacy Policy

1. Introduction

Please read this Privacy Policy carefully. This Privacy Policy sets out how Qualification Check Ltd with offices at Churchill House, 137-139 Brent Street, London, NW4 4DJ (company number 06097472 ) (“Qualification Check”, “we”, “us” or “our”) will collect and use your personal information through our website at http://www.qualificationcheck.com (the “Website”). Please read through this policy before submitting any of your personal information to us.

This Privacy Policy may be updated from time to time. The date of the most recent revisions will appear on this page so please visit this Privacy Policy each time before you submit any personal information. If you do not agree with the changes please do not continue to use the Website. If material changes are made to this Privacy Policy we will notify you by placing a prominent notice on the Website.

If you have any requests concerning your personal information or any queries with regard to these practices please contact us at privacy@qualificationcheck.com.

“Personal information” in this policy means any information which refers to you personally and includes your name, your email address, your business telephone number, your department or unit at your place of work, and other relevant business or personal details.

2. Collection and use of personal information

We collect information, including some information that is personal information, when you register in the Registration Section and place an order for use of the Qualification Check online academic verification service via the Website

When you give us any personal information, we use your personal information to:

  • administer and process your registration and/or verification(s);
  • correspond with you about your registration and/or verification(s);
  • provide you with information about Qualification Check products and services. You may opt to be excluded from communications regarding Qualification Check and our products and services by ticking the appropriate box in the Registration Section or by sending an email to webmaster@qualificationcheck.com including the word “unsubscribe” in the subject of your email.

3. Information sharing

We will only disclose your personal information as required or permitted by law. We may disclose your personal information to government bodies and law enforcement agencies, successors in title to our business and suppliers we engage to process data on our behalf.

4. Linking to other websites

The Website contains hyperlinks to websites owned and operated by third parties. These websites have their own privacy policies and we urge you to review them. We hereby disclaim all responsibility and liability for the privacy practices of such third party websites.

5. Access right

You have a right to access the personal data held about you. To obtain a copy of the personal information we hold about you, please write to us at Qualification Check Ltd, Churchill House, 137-139 Brent Street, London, NW4 4DJ

6. Use of cookies

A cookie is a small piece of information sent by a web server to a web browser, which enables the server to collect information from the browser. Find out more about the use of cookies on http://www.allaboutcookies.org/ We use cookies to identify you when you visit this Website and to keep track of your browsing patterns and build up a demographic profile.

Our use of cookies also allows registered users to be presented with a personalised version of the site, carry out transactions and have access to information about their account.

Most browsers allow you to turn off cookies or to receive a warning before a cookie is stored on your hard drive. Please refer to your browser instructions or help screen to learn more about how to do this. However, should you decide to disable any cookies we place on your computer you may not be able to use certain services or facilities on the Website.

Legal Notice

1.Introduction

These terms govern access to and use of the website at www.qualificationcheck.com (the "Website") which is owned and operated by Qualification Check Limited whose address is Churchill House, 137-139 Brent Street, London, NW4 4DJ (company number 06097472 ) ("Qualification Check", "we", "us" or "our"). These terms are subject to change from time to time at our discretion. The date of the most recent changes will appear on this page.

If you are a user of the Qualification Check Online academic verification service (the "Service"), you must read and comply with the Qualification Check Online Conditions of Use. If you would like to register as a user of the Service, please refer to the Registration Section of the Website.

2.Legal disclaimer

The Website and all material and information available through the Website are provided "as is" and on an "as and when available" basis and Qualification Check does not guarantee the accuracy, timeliness, completeness, performance or fitness for a particular purpose of the Website or any material and information available through the Website. No responsibility is accepted by Qualification Check for any errors, omissions, or any inaccurate material or information on the Website. Further, Qualification Check does not warrant that the Website will be uninterrupted or error free or that any defects will be corrected. Qualification Check will not be liable for any loss or any damage arising out of or in connection with access or use of the Website except that nothing herein excludes or limits any liability for losses which may not be lawfully excluded or limited by applicable law.

3.Computer Viruses, Worms and Trojan Horses

Qualification Check uses reasonable endeavours to keep the Website free from computer viruses, worms, and Trojan horses. Qualification Check does not warrant that the Website is free from computer viruses, worms, and Trojan horses and we accept no liability whatsoever for any damage that may result from the transmission of any computer viruses, worms, or Trojan horses via the Website.

4.Intellectual Property Rights

The intellectual property rights in the Website and copyright in all material stored, displayed and accessible on the Website is either owned by Qualification Check or duly licensed by third parties. All such rights are reserved.

5.Linking

The Website contains hyperlinks to websites owned and operated by third parties. Qualification Check does not accept any responsibility for the content of third party websites or web pages, nor do we accept responsibility for any losses or penalties incurred as a result of your use of any links or reliance on the content of any website to which the Website is linked.

Creating links to our Website is freely permitted so long as this is done in a manner that is not misleading and does not imply endorsement by or affiliation with Qualification Check. Please inform webmaster@qualificationcheck.com when such links are created.

6.Governing Law

These terms are subject to English law and to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English courts.