End-User License Agreement Summary

Last Updated: 12 November 2017

The following document provides a plain English summary of the terms that apply to our provision of services and material and the requirements of you to use them. These terms are backed by our End-User Licence Agreement, Privacy Policy, Data Protection Policy, Cookie Policy and ultimately our Safeguarding Policies. The policies referred to here can be found below.

By registering an account, using the site and ultimately joining the programme you agree to the End-User Licence Agreement and associated policies referred to above. If you break the rules outlined below and in the detailed policies referred to above, we may suspend your access to the service and in severe cases refer information to the relevant legal authorities.

Who can use our Services

To make use of this service you must match one of the following criteria:

  • Be a student in school, or be being home-schooled in the equivalent of years 10-13. You may consent to the terms of this agreement only if you are age 13 or older.
  • Be a parent, teacher or volunteer. You agree to the checks required to comply with our safeguarding policy and will provide full and accurate information. You may or may not be accepted to become a full club leader based on the information you provide and DBS checks.

When you register you are required to give accurate information about yourself for purposes of safeguarding.

How your Data will be used

The data you provide will be used by us for administration of the programme and to help identify opportunities for our users to learn more about cyber security. As per our Privacy Policy (see link above), data you provide to us will not be sold, or shared with third parties for marketing purposes. Where required, for the running of the service and The Programme, the data will be shared between the appointed consortium members. This will not be for any reason other than running the Programme and delivering the advertised service.

You may be contacted from time to time and offered opportunities to participate in additional relevant activities or services based on your performance in the programme. As part of our platform and communication policy you may configure which communications you do not wish to receive, although you are required to receive account and security related messages in order to use the service.

Any data that you share with us through registration or throughout the entirety of the programme will be kept for 5 years or until your account is terminated, whichever is longer. This data will be used for the purposes of the programme to develop cyber security talent. As a student we will respect your right to be forgotten and you may notify us that you wish to remove your account and data from the programme and service. If you notify us through the support channel we will remove your account and personal information prior to the timeframes above. As a club leader you may request account termination, however while your account may be disabled we will preserve your data for the purposes of safeguarding and any future requirement to identify you.

Agreement

By registering an account and agreeing to the End-User Licence Agreement we will provide you with access to our online service which contains training material, challenges and games. The programme consists of several stages and, based on your performance compared to other users, you may be invited to participate in more or fewer of these stages.

Post registration and using your account to access the service and materials, you will be provided with material and tools that, applied un-ethically or without consideration, could result in violation of (amongst others) the Computer Misuse Act 1990. By using our services you agree that you will not use any of the information provided, tools or techniques against other individuals or organisations without consent to do so.

By using our services you agree that you will comply with our Policies and Terms & Conditions and that failure to do so could result in termination of your access, or sharing of your information with the relevant legal authorities. Examples of abuse include launching a denial of service or purposeful attempts to disrupt the service.

Our online services and any face-to-face activities as a part of the programme to which you may be invited include training material, challenges and games. By registering an account and providing accurate account details you will be given access to this material free of charge. You may use the platform to learn more about cyber security and develop your skills. You are not permitted to copy any of the material outside of our services to share with others, for profit or otherwise.

As a club leader, guiding others through the service, you are permitted to use the material and services in extracurricular clubs, the classroom or home schooling. You may use the service and material for the sole purpose of education of students in cyber security. You agree not to sell the services, material or works directly derived from them.

Contact information

If you have any questions about this Agreement or any associated policy, please contact:

Email: support@joincyberdiscovery.com

Full End-User License Agreement

Last Updated: 13 November 2017

The following terms and conditions ("Terms") apply to our provision and your use of the information, services and materials ("Online Content and Courses") through the HMG Cyber Schools Programme ("CSP"), including your visiting of and browsing the website (being a "Visitor") and registering with the CSP as a student or club leader ("Users").

These Terms should be read alongside, and are in addition to our policies, including but not limited to, our privacy and cookies policies ("Privacy Policy").

Please read these Terms carefully. If you do not agree to these Terms, you must cease using the website and the Online Content and Courses immediately.

1. About Us

1.1 We are the consortium of organisations (SANS Institute, BT, Cyber Security Challenge UK and FutureLearn) working in partnership with the DCMS to deliver HMG Cyber Schools Programme ("the CSP").

1.2 In these Terms, references to "you" or "your" are references to yourself, whether as a student, club leader or Visitor.

1.3 CSP offers online content, material and courses in addition to face-to-face learning in schools, clubs and events. In addition, we sometimes offer our services alongside partner organisations, individuals, universities and other educational institutions, and from Government and industry across the world ("Partner Institutions").

1.4 If you have any questions about these Terms or wish to contact us for any reason please click on 'feedback' and select 'contact support'.

2. Using the website (student & club leader Conduct)

2.1 By accessing and/or using this website and the Online Content and Courses (by whatever means or device as a User, whether a student or a club leader), you confirm that you have read, agree to and are in compliance with these Terms, associated policies (associated policies can be found below), and all applicable local, national and international laws, rules and regulations (each as amended from time to time). Use of the website and access to the Online Content and Courses by anyone under the age of 13 is strictly prohibited.

2.2 Your use of and access to this website and the Online Content and Courses is subject to the following conditions ("Acceptable Use Conditions"), and you agree that failure to comply with any one of the Acceptable Use Conditions will be a breach of these Terms.

Acceptable use conditions:

2.2.1 You agree to use the website and access the Online Content and Courses, and materials only for lawful purposes and in no way that is unlawful or fraudulent, or has any unlawful or fraudulent purpose or effect.

2.2.2 You agree not to use the website or access the Online Content and Courses for the purpose of harming or attempting to harm minors in any way.

2.2.3 You agree not to distribute all or any part of the website or Online Content and Courses in any medium without our prior written consent, unless such distribution is offered through the functionality of the website and permitted by these Terms including, without limitation, section 7.11.

2.2.4 You agree not to alter or modify any part of the website or any of the Online Content.

2.2.5 You agree not to access the website or Online Content and Courses through any technology other than the software provided by us or enabled via APIs or other generally available third party web browsers such as Chrome, FireFox, Safari or Internet Explorer.

2.2.6 You agree not to (and not to attempt to) circumvent, disable or otherwise interfere with any security related features of the website or features that (i) prevent or restrict use or copying of content or (ii) enforce limitations on us, the use of the website or access to the Online Content and Courses.

2.2.7 You agree not to knowingly transmit any data or send or submit any content that contains viruses, Trojan horses, worms, time-bombs, key-stroke loggers, spyware, adware or any other harmful programmes or similar computer code designed to adversely affect the operation of any computer software or hardware.

2.2.8 You agree not to use or access the website or Online Content and Courses or any part of them for any commercial uses or for the benefit of any third party, including but not limited to:

2.2.9 The sale of access to the Online Content and Courses or any associated content; the solicitation of business in the course of trade or in connection with a commercial enterprise; and

2.2.10 The solicitation of, for commercial purposes, any Visitors, students or club leaders of the website with respect to their content.

2.2.11 You agree to use the website and access the online content, materials, tools and courses in a way that does not infringe the rights of anyone else or restrict or prevent anyone else's use and enjoyment of the website, online content, materials and courses.

2.2.12 You agree not to ask for, collect or harvest any personal data of any Visitor, student or club leader of the website, materials or Online Content and Courses.

2.2.13 You agree not to post, upload, e-mail or otherwise transmit to or otherwise cause us to e-mail, transmit or otherwise distribute chain letters, surveys or studies, calls to action, junk mail, pyramid schemes, incentives (monetary or click-based), spimming or spamming, or bulk communications of any kind, whether or not for commercial or non-commercial purposes.

2.2.14 You will not copy, reproduce, create derivative works of, distribute, transmit, broadcast, display, sell, license, or otherwise exploit any content contained on the website (including without limitation the Online Content and Courses) for any other purposes other than as permitted by these Terms without our prior written consent or the prior written consent of the respective licensors/owners of the courses and content on the website.

2.2.15 You agree not to use the website or the Online Content and Courses in any manner intended to damage, disable, overburden or impair any CSP server or the network(s) connected to any CSP server, or disobey any requirements, procedures, policies or regulations of any servers or networks connected to the website.

2.2.16 You agree not to force headers or otherwise manipulate identifiers in order to disguise the origin of any communication transmitted through the website; and

2.2.17 You agree not to send, knowingly receive, submit, download, use or re-use any material which does not comply with these Terms, our Privacy, and Cookies Policies.

2.3 You agree to comply with these Terms in relation to any User Content (as defined in paragraph 7.1 below) provided by you in connection with the Online Content and Courses and in connection with the ability to post messages (as further detailed in paragraphs 7.6 to 7.9 below).

2.4 We may grant the operators of public search engines permission to use spiders to copy materials from the site for the sole purpose of creating publicly available, searchable indices of the materials, but not caches or archives of such materials. We reserve the right to revoke these exceptions, either generally or in specific cases.

2.5 You acknowledge and agree that the form and nature of the website and Online Content and Courses which we provide will change from time to time without prior notice to you.

2.6 The CSP may, in its sole discretion, at any time and for any or no reason, suspend or terminate this Agreement with or without notice.

2.7 This Agreement will remain in force until terminated by or with Agreement from the CSP.

2.8 Upon termination of this Agreement you agree to cease use of all services and materials, and to destroy all data held by you associated with the services and/or materials.

2.9 Whilst we do all that we can to ensure that the Online Content and Courses are of a high standard, you understand and acknowledge that, in using the website and Online Content and Courses, you may be exposed to content from our Partner Institutions that is factually inaccurate, offensive if taken out of context, indecent to certain people, or otherwise objectionable to you. We are not responsible (legally or otherwise) for any claims you may have against us in relation to this type of content.

2.10 You acknowledge and agree that we may cease (permanently or temporarily) providing the website, Online Content and Courses (or any part of the Online Content and Courses) to you or to Users generally for whatever reason, at our sole discretion, without prior notice to you.

2.11 You agree that you are solely responsible for (and that we have no responsibility to you or to any third party for) any breach of your obligations under the Terms and for the consequences (including, but not limited to, any loss or damage which we or any third party may suffer) of any such breach.

3. Registration and Accounts

3.1 Any Visitor can view the website, but in order to participate fully in all activities on the website and take part in the Online Content and Courses, you must register for a personal account on the website as a student or club leader by providing the requested details. You agree that you will never divulge or share access or your access information to your student and/or club leader account with any third party for any reason unless express consent is given by the CSP.

3.2 In setting up your student and/or club leader account, you may be prompted or required to enter personal information, including but not limited to your gender, date of birth and location. Additional information may also be required to confirm your identity, including (but not limited to) photographic identification for verification purposes.

3.3 You undertake to us that all information provided by you in relation to your student and/or club leader account is and will continue to be accurate, current and complete at all times and that you will maintain and update your information to keep it accurate, current and complete.

3.4 You acknowledge that if any information provided by you in relation to your student and/or club leader account is untrue, inaccurate, not current or incomplete, we reserve the right to suspend or terminate your access to and use of the website, your enrolment in the Online Content and Courses, and in the CSP generally.

4. Conduct

4.1 By registering with CSP for a student and/or club leader account, you agree (in addition to your obligations above) that you:

4.1.1 are, and will continue to be, registered for the website only once and will not set up multiple student and/or club leader accounts

4.1.2 will not let anyone else use your student and/or club leader account

4.1.3 will not cheat on any assignment or exam relating to the Online Content and Courses, nor share solutions to homework assignments or exams

4.1.4 will notify the administrators of the relevant Online Content, Courses and materials (the "Course Administrator"), immediately if you become aware of any other student and/or club leader cheating or breaching these Terms.

4.2 If you are disqualified for any reason under paragraph 4.1 we may prohibit your access or participation in the Online Content and Courses.

5. Course Providers

5.1 We may make certain Online Content and Courses available to Users who are registered students of our Partner Institutions and other educational institutions, sponsors, non-profit organisations and individuals (together "Course Providers").

5.2 Your access to such Online Content and Courses may be provided to you through your student and/or club leader account. You acknowledge and agree that any Online Content and Courses affiliated with a course partner may be subject to terms, policies and procedures of the applicable partner in addition to these Terms. If you are a student registered or enrolled at, or are otherwise attending, a Partner Institution and are taking an Online Content and Courses for credit through that Partner Institution, you acknowledge and agree that:

5.2.1 the Partner Institution may have its own terms, policies or procedures regarding your eligibility to participate in the Online Content and Courses, your participation in the Online Content and Courses, the requirements or prerequisites for receiving credit or certification for the Online Content and Courses, and/or your educational or student records as they may relate to your participation and performance in the Online Content and Courses

5.2.2 your educational or student records are maintained by the Partner Institution (and not by us), including for purposes of completing the courses you are registered for at such Partner Institutions, assigning credit or certification.

5.3 We and the Course Administrator reserve the right to cancel, interrupt or reschedule any Online Content and Courses or modify, revise, or alter its content, as well as the associated values, assignments, tests, quizzes, exams, projects and other evaluations of progress without cause or notice to you.

5.4 For some Online Content and Courses, subject to your satisfactory performance in the Online Content and Courses as determined by the sole discretion of the Course Administrator and or the Partner Institution, you may (at the sole discretion of us, the Course Administrator or the relevant Partner Institution) be eligible to purchase (or be awarded, as the case may be) products recording your participation in the relevant Online Content and Courses, including (but not limited to) a statement, certificate, acknowledgment or similar (an "Award") issued by us and or the partner. You acknowledge that, unless expressly stated at the time of purchase, any award will not be affiliated with any university or other certifying institution, and will not stand in the place of a course taken at a Partner Institution or convey academic credit or certification for any Partner Institution and you acknowledge that the Course Administrator will not be obligated to make any attempts to get the course recognised by any Partner Institution or other educational establishment.

5.5 If you are a student or club leader taking any Online Content and Courses for academic credit or certification at a Partner Institution, any credit or certification may only be awarded directly by that Partner Institution based on its own policies and procedures, and you may be required by that Partner Institution to be registered or enrolled with that Partner Institution in order to receive credit or certification.

5.6 We may make certain revision books and study aids available while you are participating in the Online Content and Courses and the CSP generally. Enrolling in a recommended course as a member of a specific organisation on CSP, or by direct invitation:

5.7 An organisation (which may be a CSP partner, your employer, or a third party otherwise working together with CSP) may invite you to (i) participate in a specific course, or (ii) join their organisation or club on CSP. By accepting the organisation's invitation:

5.7.1 you agree to abide by any additional terms and conditions, policies and procedures issued or made available to you prior to your acceptance of the invitation sent to you by the inviting organisation

5.7.2 you agree that your information, including certain elements of your personal information and your progress and results throughout the duration of any course you are invited to or which is recommended to you by the organisation, will be held by CSP and the inviting organisation as data controllers in common (together, "we" or "us") and you consent to us using your information to (i) provide you with information and services that you request; (ii) enable us to provide you with information that we feel may be of interest to you; (iii) allow us to log and maintain your information as part of your records for the purpose of assessing the effectiveness of the course, or track your progress for accreditation purposes; (iv) enable us to determine the levels of engagement, progression and performance on the course; and/or (v) for other legitimate business interests.

6. Licence to Use

6.1 Subject to your compliance with these Terms, we grant you a fully revocable, worldwide, non-exclusive, non-transferable, non sub-licensable limited right and licence:

6.1.1 to access, internally use and display the website and Online Content and Courses as an individual only at your location solely as necessary to browse and/or participate in the Online Content and Courses as permitted by these Terms

6.1.2 to download permitted content from the Online Content and Courses so that you may exercise the rights granted to you by these Terms.

6.2 You must abide by all copyright notices or restrictions contained on the website or the Online Content and Courses. You may not delete any attributions, legal or proprietary notices on the website or the Online Content and Courses.

6.3 Certain Partner Institutions may, at their own discretion, make available certain Online Content and Courses under a Creative Commons licence (non-commercial). Should Partner Institutions choose to do this, it will be clearly identified on the appropriate Online Content and Courses page(s) of the website and we acknowledge that the Creative Commons licence will override certain of these Terms as appropriate. A full copy of the relevant Creative Commons licence will be available from a link at that point.

7. Your Content

7.1 Throughout your use of the website, Courses and Content, we may provide you with the ability to provide content in the form of uploading notes and replies, User discussions, profile pages, and other content and media for social interaction, or certain information and materials for use with the website or Online Content and Courses, e.g., written assignments, surveys, questions, hypothetical examples, etc. (collectively, "student and or club leader Content").

7.2 We do not claim ownership of any student and or club leader Content you may submit or make available for inclusion on the website or Online Content and Courses. Accordingly, subject to the licence granted to us and any applicable Partner Institution, the student will be the sole and exclusive owner of any and all rights, title and interest in and to the student and or club leader Content.

7.3 With respect to any student and or club leader Content you submit to us (including, but not limited to, for inclusion on the website or Online Content and Courses) or that is otherwise made available to us, you grant us an irrevocable, worldwide, perpetual, royalty-free and non-exclusive licence to use, distribute, reproduce, modify, adapt, publicly perform and publicly display such student Content on the website and/or in the Online Content and Courses or otherwise exploit the Content provided, with the right to sub-license such rights for any purpose associated with the provision of the website and the Online Content and Courses. We reserve the right to remove any student and or club leader Content without notice at any time and for any reason.

7.4 To the extent that you provide any student and or club leader Content, you represent and warrant that:

7.4.1 you have all necessary rights, licences and/or clearances to provide such Content and permit us to use and publish such Content as provided in paragraph 7.1 to 7.3 above

7.4.2 such Content is accurate and complete to the best of your knowledge and belief

7.4.3 as between you and us, you are responsible for the payment of any third party fees related to the provision, publication and use of such Content

7.4.4 such use and/or publication of your student and or club leader Content does not and will not infringe or misappropriate any third party rights or constitute a fraudulent statement or misrepresentation.

7.5 With respect to any submissions of student and or club leader Content, you agree to comply with all applicable laws including but not limited to laws regarding online conduct and acceptable content. Specifically, you agree to comply with all applicable laws regarding the transmission of technical data exported from the country in which you reside.

7.6 The website and/or the Online Content and Courses may provide you with the ability to post notes and replies, take part in group discussions, submit assignments or send similar messages and communications to third party service providers, other Users and/or us.

7.7 You agree to use communication methods available on the website and/or the Online Content and Courses only to send communications and materials related to the subject matter for which we (or any applicable educational partner) provided the communication method, and you further agree that all such communications by you are subject to and governed by these Terms, our Privacy Policy and our Code of Conduct.

7.8 By using any of the communications methods available on the website and/or the Online Content and Courses, and materials, you agree that:

7.8.1 all communications methods constitute public, and not private, means of communication between you and the other party or parties

7.8.2 communications sent to or received from third party service providers or other third parties are not endorsed, sponsored or approved by us in any manner (unless expressly stated otherwise by us)

7.8.3 most content will be reactively moderated if flagged by Users or Visitors but we reserve the right to pre-review or post-review student and club leader content to ensure that it complies with generally acceptable standards of communication.

7.9 Additionally, through such communication methods set out in paragraph 7.8 above, we may make certain types of services available to you. For instance, we may make available to you, in connection with your participation in any Online Content and Courses and/or CSP, services that allow you to communicate with our staff members and/or staff members of our Partner Institutions so that you may ask questions about the academic materials in the Online Content and Courses or about your general experiences on the website.

7.1.0 You acknowledge and agree that the services set out in paragraphs 7.6 to 7.9 above (including without limitation chat room services) may be monitored or recorded for quality control purposes and that the information or material provided as part of the services is included within these Terms and is provided for educational purposes only.

7.1.1 Any student and or club leader content that is published on the public discussion areas of the website (for example, the forums or areas where posts are made) will be subject to a Creative Commons Licence ( Attribution-Non Commercial-NoDerivs; BY-NC-ND). We will not make available any student content related to your assignments or assessments.

8. Use of your Data and Content for Research

8.1 We and our partners carry out research, upgrades and improvements from time to time. We do this for a variety of reasons, for example, to understand the student and or club leader experience, to support academic research and/or to improve our courses.

8.2 All research carried out via the website is subject to a clear set of requirements. Where data is gathered for research purposes, that data will not be used for any purpose not expressly made clear to you at the point of collection.

8.3 By accessing the website and/or taking part in research via the website, you consent to the data you provide being used for the purposes stated.

9. Copyright Policy

9.1 It is our policy that any content included on the website or within the Online Content and Courses that infringes, or is likely to infringe, the intellectual property rights of any third party will be removed from the website as soon as possible after we are made aware of such infringement or potential infringement.

9.2 If you are the owner of intellectual property rights, or are authorised to act on behalf of an owner, or are authorised to act under any exclusive right, you should report any alleged infringements of your intellectual property rights taking place on or through the website by emailing a Copyright Infringement Notice to support@joincyberdiscovery.com, containing at a minimum the details outlined in section 9.4 below.

9.3 We will take whatever action, at our sole discretion, we deem appropriate, including the removal of the challenged content.

9.4 When you notify us in accordance with paragraph 9.2, your written Copyright Infringement Notice must contain the following:

9.4.1 a statement telling us you believe that you have found content on the website that you believe infringes your intellectual property rights

9.4.2 which country your intellectual property rights apply to

9.4.3 the title of the content concerned and the full URL for access to that content

9.4.4 a statement explaining how the content infringes your intellectual property rights

9.4.5 your mailing address, telephone number and email address so that we can contact you

9.4.6 a statement that the information contained in the notice is accurate and that you are the owner of the intellectual property rights or have an exclusive right in law to bring infringement proceedings in respect of its use

9.4.7 your signature (an electronic signature is sufficient).

9.5 We will, acting in our sole discretion, terminate User accounts and access to the website and Online Content and Courses if a student and or club leader has been notified of infringing activity twice or more (regardless of whether the User has taken appropriate action, as we may direct).

10. Privacy and Security

We respect your right to privacy. You acknowledge that by using the website you consent to the collection, use and disclosure of certain information as set out in our Privacy Policy and Cookies Policy. While we will do everything possible to protect the security of your information, content and accounts (if applicable), we cannot guarantee that unauthorised third parties will not be able to breach our security measures. You acknowledge that you provide your information to us in full knowledge of the risk.

11. Linking to Other Sites

11.1 The website may contain links to pages on other websites (“Linked Sites”), and those Linked Sites may contain content or offer products and/or services for sale.

11.2 We do not author, edit, control, or monitor these Linked Sites. You acknowledge and agree that:

11.2.1 we have no responsibility for the accuracy or availability of information provided by Linked Sites; and

11.2.2 we do not control or endorse the sponsors of such Linked Sites or the content, products, advertising or other materials presented on such Linked Sites.

11.3 We may remove any links to Linked Sites from the website at any time for any reason.

11.4 We will not be liable for any transactions conducted by you with third parties through any Linked Site or for any liability arising from any representations or information provided on such Linked Sites.

11.5 We appreciate that Linked Sites may contain material in which the operator of the Linked Sites has intellectual property rights. We respect those rights and provide the links for information purposes only. The fact that we have linked to any Linked Site does not create or imply any relationship or partnership between us and the operator of such Linked Site.

12. CSP Intellectual Property Rights

12.1 We are the owner or the licensor of all necessary intellectual property rights in all aspects of the website and Online Content and Courses, including, but not limited to, the technology, source code, all content, software, scripts, images, graphics and audio (the "Online Content and Courses IPR"). The Online Content and Courses IPR is protected to the fullest extent possible by copyright laws. All such rights are reserved. You agree that the Online Content and Courses IPR remains the property of us or the licensor, as applicable, and that all updates and modifications to the Online Content and Courses IPR will vest in us or the licensor, as applicable. You also agree that you have no rights in or to the Online Content and Courses IPR other than the right to use it in accordance with the terms of the licence in paragraph 6 above.

12.2 Unless otherwise stated, copyright in the Online Content and Courses belongs to the relevant Partner Institution providing the Online Content and Courses.

12.3 Other than any content submitted to the website by you, we own or are licensed to use all present and future copyright, registered and unregistered trade marks, design rights, unregistered designs, database rights and all other present and future intellectual property rights, and rights in the nature of intellectual property rights existing in or in relation to the website ("CSP IPR").

12.4 If any Online Content, materials and Courses IPR or CSP IPR vests in you, whether by operation of law or otherwise, you duly assign to us all right, title and interest (whether legal or beneficial) in such Online Content and Courses IPR or CSP IPR, as the case may be, throughout the world to the fullest extent possible, including any and all renewals and extensions of such Online Content and Courses IPR or CSP IPR. You unconditionally and irrevocably waive any and all moral rights you may have either now or in the future existing in or in connection with the Online Content and Courses or the website.

12.5 You agree to sign and provide all such deeds, documents, acts and things as we may reasonably require in order to assign any Online Content and Courses IPR and/or CSP IPR to us, to carry out the intended purpose of these Terms, or to establish, perfect, preserve or enforce our rights under these Terms.

13. Your Liability to Us

13.1 You indemnify and keep us fully indemnified from and against all actions, claims, demands, costs, expenses, liabilities, loss, damages or other monetary relief brought, made or awarded against or incurred by us resulting (directly or indirectly) from:

13.1.1 you submitting your content to the website or participating in the Online Content and Courses

13.1.2 your access to or use of the website or Online Content and Courses; your breach of any of these Terms

13.1.3 any negligent act or omission, deliberate default or breach of statutory duty on your part.

13.2 Each indemnity in this paragraph is separate and independent from the other obligations in these Terms. Each of these indemnities is to remain fully effective despite any indulgence granted from time to time and despite any judgment or order.

13.3 The Terms in section 13 ("13. Your Liability to Us") will survive the expiry of these Terms.

14. Our Liability to you

14.1 Nothing in these Terms affects any statutory rights that you are entitled to as a consumer.

14.2 The website and the Online Content and Courses are provided to you “as is” and we make no warranty or representation to you with respect to them.

14.3 We exclude all representations, warranties, conditions and terms express or implied by statute, common law or otherwise to the fullest extent permitted by law. We accept no liability for any special, indirect, incidental, consequential or economic loss, or any other losses, howsoever caused arising out of or in connection with these Terms. This includes (without limitation):

14.3.1 any loss of profit (directly or indirectly)

14.3.2 any loss of goodwill

14.3.3 any loss of opportunity

14.3.4 any loss of data suffered by you.

14.4 We provide the Online Content and Courses on the website in good faith but give no warranty or representation that the Online Content and Courses are accurate, complete or up-to-date or that they will meet your requirements, nor that the website does not infringe the rights of any third party. We accept no responsibility or liability for your use of Online Content and Courses on the website and your use is entirely at your own risk. While we take reasonable precautions to prevent the existence of computer viruses and/or other malicious programmes on the website, we accept no liability for them. We do not warrant that defects in the website or Online Content and Courses will be corrected.

14.5 Information transmitted via this website will pass over public telecommunications networks. We make no representation or warranty that the operation of this website will be timely, secure, uninterrupted or error-free and disclaim all liability in that respect to the greatest extent permitted by law.

14.6 We accept no responsibility for any loss or damage incurred by you as a result of:

14.6.1 any reliance placed by you on the completeness, accuracy or existence of any information or advertising, or as a result of any relationship or transaction between you and any advertiser or sponsor whose advertising appears on the website or in relation to the Online Content and Courses

14.6.2 any changes which we may make to the website or Online Content and Courses, or for any temporary interruptions in the provision of the website or Online Content and Courses

14.6.3 the deletion of, corruption of, or failure to store any Online Content and Courses and other communications data maintained or transmitted by or through your use of the website

14.6.4 your failure to provide us with accurate account information

14.6.5 your failure to keep your account details secure and confidential.

14.7 We reserve the right to suspend your use of the website and/or access to the Online Content and Courses at any time for operational, regulatory, legal or other reasons.

14.8 We may terminate your User account or access/use of the website with immediate effect:

14.8.1 if we reasonably believe you or any User you are connected with are in breach of any of these Terms

14.8.2 in order to prevent any fraudulent, unlawful or abusive activity

14.8.3 if it is necessary to prevent or stop any harm or damage to us, the general public and other students and or club leaders using the website, course content and materials.

15. Governing Law

15.1 These Terms, your use and access to the website, course content and materials, and all other policies issued by us whether referred to by us herein or not, and the relationship between you and us is governed by the laws of England and Wales.

15.2 Any or all disputes arising between you and us (whether contractual or non-contractual) in connection with your access and use of the website, including as to the validity of these Terms or policy issued by us, will be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of England and Wales. For any dispute between you and us, you agree that you will first attempt to resolve it with us informally. In the unlikely event that we are unable to resolve the dispute in this manner within 28 days of the dispute being notified in writing we both agree to submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of England and Wales to resolve any such dispute.

15.3 Notwithstanding paragraph 15.2, you agree that we are permitted to apply for injunctive remedies (or any other types of interim relief) in any jurisdiction at any time.

16. Changes to the website and these Terms

16.1 We may update or amend these Terms (as well as any other policies or guidance we issue) from time to time to comply with law or to meet our changing business requirements (you will receive a minimum of 30 days notice) of any changes. Any updates or amendments will be posted on the website. In addition, we reserve the right to modify, suspend or discontinue all of the Online Content and Courses with or without notice to you and we will not be liable to you or any third party for any such modifications, suspension or termination. By continuing to use the website, you agree to be bound by the Terms of these updates and amendments.

17. Other Important Terms

17.1 If any of these Terms are found to be illegal, invalid or unenforceable by any court of competent jurisdiction, the remainder of these Terms remain in full force and effect.

17.2 Only you and we are entitled to enforce these Terms. No third party is entitled to enforce any of these Terms, whether by virtue of the Contracts (Rights of Third Parties) Act 1999 (which is expressly excluded) or otherwise.

17.3 We may freely transfer or assign any part of our rights or delegate our obligations under these Terms. You are not entitled to transfer or assign, by operation of law or otherwise, any part of your rights or delegate your obligations under these Terms without our prior written consent.

17.4 These Terms, the Privacy Policy, the Code of Conduct, and the Cookies Policy set out the entire agreement between you and us and replace any and all prior terms, conditions, warranties and/or representations to the fullest extent permitted by law. Any delay or failure by us to exercise any right we may have under these Terms does not constitute a waiver by us of that right.

18. Disclaimer

18.1 Whilst we make every effort to keep the CSP and associated content, materials, tools and courses up to date, we do not and cannot provide any guarantees, conditions or warranties that the information will be current, secure, accurate, complete and free from bugs or viruses or any other type of malicious software.

18.2 We are not responsible for any loss or damage that may come from using the CSP services, content or materials. This includes but is not limited to:

18.2.1 Any direct, indirect or consequential losses

18.2.2 Any loss or damage caused by civil wrongs ('Tort', including negligence), breach of contract or otherwise.

18.3 18.2 above applies even if the loss or damage was foreseeable, arose in the normal course of things or if you advised us that it might happen, including but not limited to:

18.3.1 Loss of income or revenue

18.3.2 Loss of salary, benefits or other payments

18.3.3 Loss of or damage to business

18.3.4 Loss of opportunity

18.3.5 Loss of or damage to data

18.3.6 Loss of or damage to goodwill or reputation

18.3.7 Loss of or damage to tangible property

18.3.8 Loss of or damage to intangible property, including loss, corruption or damage to data or any computer system or device

18.3.9 Any fraudulent misrepresentation.

18.4 The CSP will not accept responsibility for any other liability which cannot be excluded or limited under applicable law.

Under 18 Privacy Notice

Last Updated: 21 May 2018

Who is holding my data?

Your information is being collected by 'Cyber Discovery' to help run and deliver the UK Governments Cyber Discovery programme. The Government tell us how they want your information to be used. They are what's called the 'data controller'.

Cyber Discovery and its partners are the organisations that deliver Cyber Discovery for the Government, we 'process' your data.

This means doing things to your data such as storing and analysing it or even deleting it.

The partners involved in delivering the program are: SANS, BT Security, Cyber Security Challenge UK and Future Learn. They may also have access to your information.

In some cases, information may be passed to us from teachers or other Club Leaders who want to set up a Club. They must ask you first if you are happy to give us this information and must ensure that you are over the age of 14. Sometimes we may pass your information to club leaders who want to set up a local club that you may be interested in joining. We will ask you first if this is ok before we send your data anywhere to set up a club, and your information will not be sent to them without this permission.

Consent

We get your information from your registration form, from your use of the website and materials, and from details of your progress in the programme.

For us to process your data we need to get your consent or permission to use your information on behalf of all those involved.

We can't enrol you in the programme without your registration information, and we also need to monitor your progress.

Whether you choose to join or leave Cyber Discovery is entirely up to you. The only effect of asking us to delete your information would be that you are no longer able to be a member of the programme.

You must be at least 13 to consent to us holding your data as you need to understand what is happening to your data and any risks there are with us holding it. You must be at least 14 years of age to join to programme. We ask you to give us your date of birth to verify this.

We've tried to make this notice easy to read, but you can always contact the Data Protection Officer via support@joincyberdiscovery.com who will help explain things further and will answer your questions.

So what data do you have about me?

We hold information which you provided on registration and information gathered as you progress through the programme including:

Your name, email address, access credentials, subscription preferences, your IP address and cookie data, gender, school, date of birth, whether you have any disability that we can assist you with when accessing the programme, your ethnic group, the date of enrolment onto the programme, details of how you have progressed on the programme, the scores that you have achieved via the challenges and exams, and how you are using the web sites that make up the Cyber Discovery programme.

We use your information to monitor progress and help you progress through the Cyber Discovery programme and to report on the success of the programme. We use cookies to allow you to sign in to the programme websites, improve the site and to safeguard young people who are on the programme. You can read more about our Cookie Policy by clicking here. Sometimes we may send you marketing messages relating to Cyber Discovery or other related DCMS programmes. We will not send you any other marketing messages.

We also have to report to the Government on the success of the programme. This is on a wide scale and we try not to provide your individual identifying details.

The Government typically receives general figures such as how many females or males progressed to the 'Game Stage'.

We may also either pass information to or receive information from Club Leaders to help us run the programme.

We also collect data to monitor the site and make sure it stays safe for everyone to use. For example, we may check for misuse of the platform or try to detect if abusive language is being used. This is against Cyber Discovery rules.

Leaving the programme and removing your information

If you change your mind about allowing us to use your information you simply need to tell us by emailing support@joincyberdiscovery.com. We will then take you through a couple of quick steps to confirm you want to delete your information and leave the Cyber Discovery programme.

We'll update you when this has been done or in exceptional circumstances if we can’t do this.

Why do you need my Information anyway?

We need it to run Cyber Discovery for the UK Government, to identify talented individuals, and to report on the progress of young people who have joined up.

The information is used to see how successful the programme is and to make sure we are meeting targets for diversity and inclusivity.

If you don't want us to hold your information you will no longer be able to participate in the programme, and we will delete your records from the system.

So who is going to see my information or be given it?

The UK Government and the Cyber Discovery delivering partners will have access to your information if they need it. In most cases only general figures such as percentages will be seen.

You aren't going to send my information out of the UK or to other companies are you?

Occasionally your information will be processed within the European area on 'cloud' services, for example if we need to email you. The only time your information may go further than this is where we use your details to conduct a survey. We make sure only reputable companies are used for this and we do not use your information for external marketing. We ensure that there are protections in place to safeguard your data.

What security measures are you taking?

As a cyber security experts we are very aware of the risks around data security. We carry out regular security assessments to make sure your information is secure. We follow all the standard industry practises to make sure we hold your information as securely as possible.

How long will the information be held?

We keep your information for five years or until you ask us to delete it if this is sooner and you wish to leave the programme. If the circumstances arise where we need to keep the data longer we will tell you and explain why.

What if the data you hold is wrong or I want to remove it?

If the information we have about you is incorrect, tell us and we will correct it. We’ll do this as quickly as possible, or at the latest within a month.

If you want your information deleted or 'erased' that's not a problem: however, it would mean that you have to leave the programme as we need the data to provide you access to the programme websites, assess your progress, and report to Government. See the links below.

What about my other rights?

You have a right to have a copy of the information which we hold on you or to transfer your information. You can make a request for a copy of your data through the support channel and any data that is available to transfer will be made clear to you as you use the platform. You can action this through the platform.

What if I want more information or I want to complain?

If at any time you want further information, or you need help understanding what you can and cannot request, or if you want to make a complaint, the Data Protection Officer can help you with this.

The Data Protection Office is Sharon Heys and she can be contacted via the support channel. Please email support@joincyberdiscovery.com and ask to be put in contact with the Data Protection Officer.

If you still aren't happy with our response you can complain to the Information Commissioners Office.

Over 18 Privacy Notice

Last Updated: 21 May 2018

Who we are

Your information is being collected by 'Cyber Discovery' to help run and deliver the UK Governments (DCMS) Cyber Discovery programme.

The partners involved in delivering the program are: SANS, BT Security, Cyber Security Challenge UK and Future Learn. They may also have access to your information.

Cyber Discovery and its partners are the organisations that deliver Cyber Discovery for DCMS and are 'data processors'. This includes obtaining, holding, organising, sharing, retrieving or deleting your information.

Where you provide details of young people joining Cyber Discovery Clubs to us, you are the data controller and Cyber Discovery is the data processor.

Where we provide details to you of a group of young people for the purposes of setting up a group you are the processor and we are the controller.

Why are you telling me this?

We have a legal duty to tell you so that you can fully understand all the obligations that we have to each other and to pupils in relation to information.

Your information

When you register as a Club Leader we obtain personal information from your registration form, from your use of the website, and materials and from use of the programme as a mentor.

We must have your consent to use your information. Should you not wish us to hold your information you would no longer be able to be a Club Leader, however we need to keep your information for safeguarding purposes and we cannot permanently remove your information for this reason.

The information which we hold includes: Your name, email address, access credentials, subscription preferences, DBS and safeguarding checks, your IP address and cookie data, gender, school (if a teacher), date of birth, whether you are registering on behalf of a vulnerable child, your ethnic background, the date of joining the programme, details of how you have used the resources for your club.

We use your information to monitor your Club's progress and to analyse the success of the programme for the Government. We use cookies to allow you to sign in to the programme websites, improve the site, and to safeguard young people who are in the programme. You can read more about our Cookie Policy by clicking here. Sometimes we may send you marketing messages relating to Cyber Discovery or for other related DCMS programmes. We will not send you any other marketing messages.

We do not use your information to profile you or make automated decisions.

Safeguarding

A condition of becoming a Club Leader with Cyber Discovery is that we conduct checks to make sure you are suitable to work with children.

If you are a teacher or are employed in a school we will email you and ask you to send a form to your school to allow your school to pass us information (including any DBS results) that they hold on you. We keep this for safeguarding purposes for as long as necessary and will store this information securely as we recognise that it is confidential. We do not store copies of DBS certificates on our systems. You are unable to become or remain a Club Leader if you do not consent to these checks.

If you are a parent or volunteer we ask that you have a DBS check undertaken with our provider who will manage this process for you. We will seek your permission to pass your contact details to the provider who will explain the process and the steps that they take to make sure your data is kept secure. Cyber Discovery receives information on the outcome of this check and any updates, and we hold this for safeguarding purposes. We will also ask you to sign up to the DBS update service for as long as you are a Cyber Discovery Club Leader. We will pay for the initial check and for you to join the update service.

If you are unwilling to provide us with information relating to your check or your DBS is not clear to a satisfactory level you will be unable to become or remain a Club Leader - please see our DBS policy statement.

Children's data provided by you

Where you provide information to us relating to children that you already know that wish to join a Club, you should be certain that you have their consent to pass this data to us. Children must be at least 13 to provide this consent but at least 14 to join the programme. Obtaining this consent is your responsibility as is making sure that the children are at least 14. You can refer them to our website so that they are clear what is done with their information. We only use this information for the purposes of the Cyber Discovery programme. Cyber Discovery will take all reasonable measures to keep this information secure and we will not use it for any purposes other than to administer the programme. We will inform you if we have any concerns about the security of the data and will delete information we have in our systems on students if a reasonable request is made by a student.

Where we provide details to you of young people in your area who wish to set up a club

We may provide you with details of young people who want to be part of a Club in your area. We will only do this where we have consent from the young person to do this. This information is provided only for the purposes of setting up a Cyber Discovery Club in accordance with the terms and conditions for Club Leaders. You must not use this information for any other purpose, nor must you disclose this information any further unless required by law. Cyber Discovery takes no responsibility for information that it not used in accordance with the terms of use for Club Leaders and you must agree to these before any information is released to you.

Leaving the programme and deleting your information

If you change your mind about remaining as a Club Leader you can leave at any time. We will however need to retain your information for safeguarding purposes for at least as long as the programme is running or a minimum of five years, whichever is the longer. You need to consider this before you join and give your consent.

Who will see my information or receive it?

The UK Government and the consortium partners running Cyber Discovery will have access to your information if they need it. In most cases they will only see general figures such as percentages. Your information will not be passed to any other organisation unless required by law.

Sending my information out of the UK

On occasion your information will be processed within the European area on cloud based services. The only time that your information may go further than this is where your email address or user name is used to conduct a survey. We make sure that only reputable companies are used for this and that there are adequate protections in place to safeguard your data that are to EU standards. We do not use your information for marketing purposes other than to send you messages about Cyber Discovery or similar DCMS programmes.

Security Measures

As cyber security experts we are very aware of the risks when holding information and therefore we carry out regular security assessments to make sure your information is kept securely.

How long will the information be held?

As you are registering as a Club Leader we need your information to help run the programme but also need it for safeguarding purposes. Therefore we will keep your data for as long as the programme is running or at least five years, whichever is the longer.

What if the data you hold is wrong?

Tell us and we will correct it. We will do this as quickly as possible, or at the latest within a month.

Other rights

You have a right to have a copy of the information which we hold on you or to transfer your information. You can make a request for a copy of your data through the support channel and any data that is available to transfer will be made clear to you as you use the platform. You can action this through the platform.

Further information and complaints

If at any time you want further information, or you need help understanding what you can and cannot request, or if you want to make a complaint, the Data Protection Officer can help you with this.

The Data Protection Office is Sharon Heys and she can be contacted via the support channel. Please email support@joincyberdiscovery.com and ask to be put in contact with the Data Protection Officer.

If you still aren't happy with our response you can complain to the Information Commissioners Office.

DBS Policy Statement

Last Updated: 21 May 2018

Cyber Discovery uses the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) checking service to help assess the suitability of applicants for positions of trust. Cyber Discovery complies fully with the Code of Practice regarding the correct handling, use, storage, retention and disposal of certificates and certificate information.

It also complies fully with its obligations under the Data Protection Act 2018 and other relevant legislation pertaining to the safe handling, use, storage, retention and disposal of certificate information and has a written policy on these matters, which is available to those who want to see it on request.

Storage and access

Any certificate information is kept securely, in lockable, non-portable, storage containers with access strictly controlled and limited to those who are entitled to see it as part of their duties. Electronic records are strictly managed and access is only available to trained individuals who are aware of confidential nature of this data.

Handling

In accordance with section 124 of the Police Act 1997, certificate information is passed only to those who are authorised to receive it in the course of their duties. We maintain a record of all those to whom certificates or certificate information has been revealed and it is a criminal offence to pass this information to anyone who is not entitled to receive it.

Usage

Certificate information is only used for the specific purpose for which it was requested and for which the applicants full consent has been given.

Retention

Once a decision on suitability has been made, we do not keep certificate information if we hold this for any longer than is necessary. This is generally for a period of up to six months, to allow for consideration and resolution of any disputes or complaints.

If in very exceptional circumstances, it is considered necessary to keep certificate information longer than six months we will consult the DBS about this and will give full consideration to the Data Protection and human rights of the individual before doing so.

Throughout this time the usual conditions regarding the safe storage and strictly controlled access will prevail.

Disposal

Once the retention period has elapsed, we will ensure that any DBS certificate information is immediately destroyed by secure means, for example by shredding, pulping or burning. While awaiting destruction, certificate information will not be kept in any insecure receptacle (eg a waste bin or confidential waste sack).

We will not keep any photocopy or other image of the certificate or any copy or representation of the contents of a certificate. However not withstanding the above, we may keep a record of the date of the issue of a certificate, the name of the subject, the type of certificate requested, the position for which the certificate was requested, the unique reference number of the certificate and the details of the recruitment decision. This information will be kept as long as the scheme is running or for five years, whichever is the longer.

Cookies Policy

Last Updated: 13 November 2017

The HMG Cyber Schools Programme ("CSP") uses cookies as part of the delivery of the service. By using the service, you consent to the use of cookies.

Our Cookies Policy explains what cookies are, how we use cookies, how third-parties we may partner with might use cookies on the service, your choices regarding cookies and further information about cookies.

What are cookies?

Cookies are small pieces of text sent to your web browser by a website you visit. A cookie file is stored in your web browser and allows the service or a third-party to recognise you, makes your next visit easier and renders the service more useful to you.

Cookies can be either 'persistent' or 'session'. Persistent cookies remain on your hard drive until you erase them or they expire. Session cookies are temporary cookie files, which are erased when you close your browser.

How the CSP uses cookies

When you use and access the service, we may place a number of cookie files in your web browser. We use cookies for the following purposes:

  • To enable certain functions of the service
  • To provide analytics and store your preferences
  • Most crucially, cookies are used for authentication and to allow you access to the service.

We use both session and persistent cookies on the service and we use different types of cookies to run the service:

  • Essential cookies. We may use essential cookies to authenticate users and prevent fraudulent use of user accounts.
  • Third party cookies. In addition to our own cookies, we may also use various third-party cookies to report usage statistics of the service and identify how you reached the service.

Essential cookies are delivered from *.joincyberdiscovery.com and relate to authentication and regulating your access to the service.

Blocking these cookies will prevent you from using the service as it impairs our ability to authenticate and safeguard our users. Other cookies can be blocked but may reduce the functionality of your experience of the service.

What are your choices regarding cookies?

If you would like to delete cookies or instruct your web browser to delete or refuse cookies, please visit the help pages of your web browser. There are also numerous tools and plug-ins available to manage or restrict cookie behaviour.

However, please note that if you delete cookies or refuse to accept them, you may not be able to use all of the features on offer, store your preferences, and some of our pages may not display properly.

Where can you find more information about cookies?

You can learn more about cookies at the following third-party websites: