Terms and Conditions

  1. Definition of Terms

    1. Scrub Up On Science is an educational programme funded by the Society of Cosmetic Scientists (SCS).
    2. The programme website (www.scrubuponscience.co.uk) is operated by SCS in conjunction with their educational partners EdComs.
    3. Use of the programme website, whether as a guest or a registered user, is subject to these terms of use. Users who do not accept these terms of use are not authorised to use or continue using this website. Use of this website includes accessing, browsing or registering to use this website.
    4. SCS may amend these terms of use at any time and any revised version will be effective immediately upon being displayed on this website.
    5. In the event of any comments or questions concerning these terms of use, users should contact the Programme by emailing schools@scs.org.uk
  2. Intellectual property rights of the Programme

    1. The Programme owns or is licensed to use all intellectual property rights in and to this website and the materials published on it, including without limitation the names and logos of the programme and SCS, and all technical infrastructure relating to this website. These works are protected by laws and treaties around the world. All such rights are reserved.
  3. Access to and use of this website

    1. In using any part of this website, users agree:
      1. not to misuse or use this website in such a way that disrupts, interferes with or restricts the use of this website by other users;
      2. not to upload, display or transmit any materials through this website which are false, offensive, defamatory, threatening, obscene, abusive, menacing, indecent, unlawful or which violate, breach or infringe the rights of any other person anywhere in the world (including, without limitation, any intellectual property rights);
      3. to be liable to SCS and indemnify SCS for any breach of clause 3.1.2 above (this means that the user will be responsible for any loss or damage that suffer as a result of a breach of clause 3.1.2 above.
      4. not to breach any laws or otherwise infringe the copyright, trade mark or other rights of any other person anywhere in the world using this website;
      5. not to reverse engineer, decompile, copy or adapt any software or other code or scripts forming part of this website, attempt to transmit to or via this website any information that contains a virus, worm, Trojan horse, logic bomb or other malicious, technologically harmful or disruptive material;
      6. not to change, modify, delete, interfere with or misuse data contained on this website including any data entered by or relating to any third party user of this website;
      7. not to attempt to gain access to this website, the server on which this website is stored or any server, computer or database connected to this website; and
      8. not to attempt to attack this website via a denial-of-service or a distributed denial-of-service attack.
    2. SCS reserves the right to inspect and moderate all content uploaded, displayed or transmitted through this website and the Programme may, at its sole discretion, amend or remove any and all such content.
    3. Users may print-off and may download materials, page(s) and extracts of any page(s) from this website for the user’s personal use or internal circulation within the user’s organisation provided that the user must not modify the paper or digital copies of any materials the user has printed off or downloaded in any way and must not remove, overprint, or deface any trade mark, copyright or other proprietary notices contained in or appearing on such materials in whole or in part. The user must not use any illustrations, photographs, video or audio sequences or any graphics separately from any accompanying text. Material contained in this website may not otherwise be printed, downloaded, copied, reproduced or redistributed in whole or in part without the prior written consent of SCS (please contact schools@scs.org.uk). In particular material from this website must not be reproduced or exploited for commercial gain. All other rights are reserved and users must ask permission from the Programme before making any other use of material contained in this website. This permission to reproduce material does not extend to material identified as belonging to third parties, where users must obtain the permission of the relevant owners before reproducing such material.
    4. Where users upload, display and/or transmit materials through this website they agree to such material being used in accordance with these terms of use.
  4. Use of discussion forums, blogs and wikis and messages, information and materials from users

    1. From time to time there may be discussion forums, blogs, wikis or other social media functions held or hosted on this website. SCS operates a “notice and take down” policy and in addition reserves the right at any time at its sole discretion to edit and/or remove any message or information posted to any discussion forum, blog, wiki or any other social media function on this website. In the event of any complaints in respect of any message or information posted to any discussion forum, blog, wiki or any other social media function on this website, users should email schools@scs.org.uk.
    2. SCS may also take steps to prevent users using any discussion forum, blog, wiki or other social media function on this website if it appears to SCS that such users are creating problems for other users, exposing SCS to legal or financial risk and/or are in breach of these terms of use. All other rights are reserved.
    3. Any material uploaded, displayed, posted and/or transmitted by users will be considered non-confidential and non-proprietary, and SCS will have the right to use, copy, distribute and disclose to third parties any such content for any purpose.
    4. SCS also has the right to disclose a user’s identity to:
      1. any third party who is claiming that any material uploaded, displayed, posted and/or transmitted by a user to this website constitutes a violation of their intellectual property rights, their right of privacy or any other legal right.
      2. the relevant law enforcement agencies in the event that a user is suspected of committing a criminal offence under the Computer Misuse Act 1990 or otherwise, anywhere in the world.
  5. User names and passwords

    1. There are certain parts of this website which are for registered users only and users will be required to use a password and username to gain access to those “registered user only” parts of this website. Users agree:
      1. to ensure that any details supplied to SCS in order to register are accurate and to update these details in the event that any such details change;
      2. to keep confidential any personal login password provided by SCS and to be responsible for any loss or damage resulting from use of any such password by any third party; and
      3. to promptly notify SCS where the user knows or suspects someone else knows the user’s password.
    2. SCS reserves the right to disable and/or terminate the registered user’s access to and/or password(s) for the “registered user only” parts of this website if, in the reasonable opinion of SCS, the user is using this website in a manner detrimental to this website or to other users or has failed to comply with any of the provisions of these terms of use.
  6. Privacy policy

    1. SCS’ Privacy Policy sets out the terms on which SCS processes any personal data the programme collects from users, or that users provide to the programme. By using this website, users consent to such processing and warrant that all data that the user provides is accurate.
  7. Links

    1. Links from this website are provided for information and convenience only. SCS has no control over and cannot therefore accept responsibility or liability for the content of any linked third party website. SCS does not endorse any linked website.
  8. Exclusions and limitations of liability

    1. Owing to the nature of the Internet SCS cannot guarantee that this website, or any content on it, or any of the websites to which this website is linked will always be available to users or be uninterrupted. Access to this website is permitted on a temporary basis and SCS may suspend, withdraw, discontinue or change all or any part of this website without notice. SCS will not be liable to the user if for any reason this website is unavailable at anytime or for any period.
    2. SCS does not guarantee that this website will be secure or free from bugs or viruses. Users are responsible for configuring their information technology, computer programmes and platform in order to access this website. Users should ensure that they have appropriate protection against viruses and other security arrangements in place whilst using the Internet.
    3. This website has been prepared with the aim of providing key information about the Scrub Up On Science programme. The content of this website is provided for general information only and does not constitute advice on which the user should rely. Although every reasonable effort has been made to ensure that the content on this website is up to date, it is subject to variation at any time without notice.
    4. This website and any information or other material contained in it are made available strictly on the basis that the user accepts it on an ‘as is’ and ‘as available’ basis. Where users of this website rely on any information or other material contained in it, they do so entirely at their own risk and they accept that all warranties, conditions and undertakings, express or implied, whether by common law, statute, trade usage, course of dealings or otherwise in respect of this website are excluded to the fullest extent permitted by law.
    5. SCS has no responsibility for any message, information or material uploaded, displayed, posted and/or transmitted on this website by users. In particular, but without limitation, SCS gives no warranty whatsoever about the quality, safety, legality, the accuracy or completeness of any such message, information or material uploaded, displayed, posted and/or transmitted on this website.
    6. SCS excludes all liability whatsoever, to the fullest extent permitted by law, in respect of any loss or damage resulting or arising from any non-availability or use of this website or of any other website linked to it, or from reliance on or use of the contents of this website or any material or content accessed through it.
  9. Jurisdiction

    1. This website has been designed and these terms of use shall be governed by and construed in accordance with English law. The User hereby submits to the non-exclusive jurisdiction of the English courts.