Terms and Conditions

This page tells you the terms of use which you agree to when you use keele.ac.uk.

Using keele.ac.uk

You agree to use this site only for lawful purposes, and in a manner that does not infringe the rights of, or restrict or inhibit the use and enjoyment of, this site by any third party.

By using this site, you indicate that you accept these terms of use and that you agree to abide by them. If you do not agree to these terms of use, please refrain from using keele.ac.uk.

Linking to and from keele.ac.uk

We welcome other websites to link to the information that is hosted on these pages, and you don’t have to ask permission to link to keele.ac.uk. However, we don’t give you permission to suggest that your website is associated with, or endorsed by, keele.ac.uk, unless otherwise agreed.

Where our site contains links to other sites and resources provided by third parties, these links are provided for your information only. We have no control over the contents of those sites or resources, and accept no responsibility for them or for any loss or damage that may arise from your use of them.

By linking to external websites, Keele University does not endorse the views or information within them and is unable to grant permission to use material found on such sites.

Reliance on the Information on the Website

Our site is accessed by a range of users and the information on the site is therefore intended to serve a range of needs, both internal and external. Although the University will do all that it can reasonably can to ensure that the information on our site is accurate at the time of publication, information should be treated as a guide. If you believe that any of the information on our sites is inaccurate, please let the University know and we will investigate this. It is the responsibility of all students, prospective students and other visitors to the website to verify the accuracy of the relevant facts or information before entering into any financial or other commitment.

The University undertakes to take all reasonable steps to provide the services described on the website, but it does not guarantee the provision of such services. Should industrial action or other circumstances beyond the control of the University interfere with its ability to provide the services, the University will take all reasonable steps to minimise any disruption.

  • Academic Programme information: the University will do all it reasonably can to ensure that information provides on the website is accurate and up-to-date. However, the University undertakes a continuous review of its teaching provision to ensure quality enhancement and it may be necessary to make changes to the information or its services from time to time, including withdrawal of programmes or services. Examples of where it may be deemed necessary to do this include but are not limited to (i) where it is necessary to reflect changes in the currency of knowledge in an area or practices around a subject or its delivery; or (ii) as a result of decisions taken by external accrediting bodies or placement providers. You should also note that choice of subjects may be limited by considerations of timetable, staffing or available places. The University's website is intended as a general guide to the University's courses and facilities and forms no part of any contract between you and the University. Enrolment at the University is subject to acceptance of the student agreement. On acceptance by an applicant of an offer of a place at the University, the relationship between the applicant and the University becomes contractual. The University always welcomes comments on its courses. However, the University's contracts with its students do not confer benefits on third parties for the purposes of the Contracts (Rights of Third Parties) Act 1999.
  • Personal staff and student webpages: the University allows personal and staff pages to be maintained on the website but the views on these pages do not necessarily represent the views of the University. The information on personal staff and student pages is not provided by the University. Consequently, the institution does not and cannot guarantee the accuracy of such information.
  • Third party websites: this website includes links to third party web sites. These links are used to provide further information and are not intended to signify that the University endorses such websites and/or their content. The University takes no responsibility for any loss or damage suffered as a result of using the information published on any of the pages of the linked web sites.

Liability

To the fullest extent permitted by law, the University is providing this website, its contents and its online payment facility on an “as is” basis and makes no (and expressly disclaims all) representations or warranties of any kind, express or implied, with respect of this website or the information, content, products or services including in this site.

We don’t accept liability for loss or damage incurred by users of the website, whether direct, indirect or consequential, whether caused by tort, breach of contract or otherwise, in connection with our site, its use, the inability to use, or results of the use of our site, any websites linked to it and any materials posted on it.

In no event shall the University be liable to any party for any of the following losses or damages (whether such losses be foreseen, foreseeable, known or otherwise): loss of data, loss of revenue or anticipated profits, loss of business, loss of opportunity, loss of goodwill or injury to reputation, loss suffered by third parties, any direct, indirect, special, incidental, or consequential loss or damages arising out of use of the site or reliance on any material or services provided in the site or accessed through it, whether or not amended by third parties and regardless of form of action.

Nothing in these terms of use is intended to exclude the University's liability for death or personal injury caused by the University's proven negligence or fraudulent misrepresentation nor for any other liability which cannot be excluded or limited under applicable law.

Intellectual Property

All aspects of Keele University’s website design, graphics, text, software compilations, underlying source code, software (including applets) and all other material on the website are copyright of Keele University and its affiliates.  The express permission of Keele University must be obtained for the use of any material other than that permitted by law.

Subject to the restrictions set out below, you may download, view and print materials from our sites for your personal non-commercial use and internal non-commercial circulation within your organisation.  Print copies must not be modified in any way. No other use is permitted without our prior written consent.

The University’s status (and that of any contibutors) as authors of the material on our sites must be acknowledged. The permission to reproduce material does not extend to material identified as belonging to third parties, where you obtain the permission of the relevant owners before reproducing the material.

Virus protection

We make every effort to check and test material at all stages of production, however you must take your own precautions to ensure that the process which you employ for accessing this website does not expose you to the risk of viruses, malicious computer code or other forms of interference which may damage your own computer system.

We can’t accept any responsibility for any loss, disruption or damage to your data or your computer system which may occur whilst using material derived from this website.

Viruses, hacking and other offences

You must not misuse our site by knowingly introducing viruses, trojans, worms, logic bombs or other material which is malicious or technologically harmful. You must not attempt to gain unauthorised access to our site, the server on which our site is stored or any server, computer or database connected to our site. You must not attack our site via a denial-of-service attack or a distributed denial-of-service attack.

By breaching this provision, you would commit a criminal offence under the Computer Misuse Act 1990. We will report any such breach to the relevant law enforcement authorities and we will co-operate with those authorities by disclosing your identity to them.

Governing law

These terms and conditions shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of England and Wales. Any dispute arising under these terms and conditions shall be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of England and Wales.

Revisions to these terms

We may at any time revise these terms and conditions and such changes will be effective from the date of publication. Please check these terms and conditions regularly, as continued use of the keele.ac.uk website after a change has been made is your acceptance of the change.