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Terms and Conditions for Academy Managers

1. General

1.1 This is the www.openbadgeacademy.com platform (the "Platform") which is owned by [Radiowaves Schools] Limited (Company No. [5774430]) of Unit 24, 30-34 Aire Street, Leeds LS1 4HT ("we", "us", "our").
1.2 You, as Academy Manager, acknowledge and agree that by using the Platform and, where applicable, by purchasing any goods ("Goods") or consultancy services ("Consultancy Services"), you acknowledge that you have read and agree to be bound by and comply with these Terms and Conditions. You further agree that your access to and use of the Platform and that of the Customer and Users shall be subject exclusively to these Terms and Conditions.
1.3 We may change these Terms and Conditions at any time, and your continued use of the Platform or that of the Customer and/or a User following any changes shall be deemed to be the acceptance of such changed Terms and Conditions.
1.4 You should print a copy of these Terms and Conditions for your future reference.

2. Definitions and interpretation

  • "Annual Subscription Fee" means, where applicable, the fee payable to us for a Subscription Year's access to a Package as varied from time to time;
  • "Content" means any content or material, whether of an audio or visual nature and including but not limited to words, photos, videos, audio recordings, and comments posted on, by or via the Platform;
  • "Customer" means the organisation on behalf of which you have the authority to agree to these Terms and Conditions;
  • "Intellectual Property" means all intellectual property rights including, without limitation, patents, registered designs and any rights to apply for the same copyright, design rights, database rights, rights in and to confidential information and know-how and any rights analogous to the same subsisting anywhere in the world at any time;
  • "Package" means the package detailed in your order to be supplied by us for a Subscription Year and thereafter, subject to payment by you of the Annual Subscription Fee applicable from time to time;
  • "Package Access Date" means the date from which you can access the Package on the Platform; "Paid-for Package" means the [Pro Package] as further detailed on the Platform;
    "User" means you or a current individual affiliated with the Customer's organisation;
  • "Rules of Conduct" mean the rules of conduct set out in condition 3 below and those which the User needs to accept prior to the use of the Platform;
  • "Service Levels" means the service levels which we shall provide under the Package in respect of the Platform, as detailed on the [Platform];
  • "Subscription Year" means a period of 12 consecutive months, commencing on the Package Access Date;
  • "User" means you, as the Academy Manager and any Member who has been granted access to the Platform in accordance with these Terms and Conditions; and "you" "your" means you, as the Academy Manager responsible for registering the Customer with the Platform.

3. Rules of Conduct

3.1 You warrant and undertake:
(a) to not use the Platform in any unlawful manner or in any manner that could disable, damage or be otherwise harmful to the Platform;
(b) that you shall be solely responsible and liable for all Content Posted to or via the Platform by you;
(c) to ensure that no Content is made available via the Platform, whether audio or visual which: (i) is in any way offensive, harmful, unpleasant, inappropriate, threatening, fraudulent, defamatory, abusive, discriminatory, false, libellous, unreliable, misleading, harassing, intimidating, infringing, obscene, unlawful or otherwise objectionable; (ii) infringes any third party's rights including, without limitation, the Intellectual Property rights of any third party;
d) in the event that you become aware of any Content on the Platform posted by a User which is or could be considered to be of the nature referred to in condition (d) to immediately remove such Content from the Platform and notify the OBA team in writing;
(e) to ensure that no Content or material shall be Posted on by or via the Platform which you do not have the necessary permissions to Post;
(f) that you shall be solely responsible for creating any backup copies of any Content or material Posted on the Platform or Network
(g) that you are who you say you are, both as an individual and in relation to your position with respect to the Customer, and you acknowledge and agree that where you sign up for and/or purchase a Product (as defined in clause 6.1 below), we shall be entitled at our discretion, to perform identity checks on you which may include, without limitation, contacting the Customer.
3.2 You accept that:
(a) that you as a user have complete ownership of your own data and your badges or your OBA account cannot be removed from you unless it is found there has been a breach of 3.1
(b) OBA accepts no liability for third party content/links/tasks within badges
(c) OBA accepts no liability for verifying organisations or badges issued by organisations, apart from those featured in the public badge library and Academies pages
(d) OBA must verify all badges and organisations which appear in the public badge library and reserves the right to not accept badges that do not meet the verification requirements
(e) OBA accepts no liability for connections or endorsements made or accepted
(f) OBA reserves the right to remove badges and academies without notice
(g) that you have read and agreed to the OBA Privacy Policy

4. Provision of the Platform

4.1 We warrant that we will provide the Platform using reasonable skill and care. However, subject to the Service Levels, we cannot and do not warrant that the Platform will be continuously available or have an internet presence at all times and we shall not be responsible or liable in any way for any costs or inconveniences caused by the Platform at any time being unavailable.
4.2 Further, subject to the Service Levels, we do not represent or warrant that the Platform or any of the Content on the Platform is reliable, complete, current or error-free or that the Platform or any of the Content on the Platform is free of viruses or other harmful components and you should ensure that you and any User exercises caution in the access, use and downloading of any Content or other such information, material or software from the Platform. Any such access, use, downloading or other means of obtaining Content or other material from or through the Platform by you and / or a User is at your own discretion and risk.
4.3 You acknowledge that we do not create or guarantee any back up or record of any Content or other material Posted on the Platform.

5. Disclaimer

5.1 Subject to the applicable Service Levels which we shall use reasonable endeavours to provide, we give no warranty regarding the functionality of the Platform including without limitation that the Platform will be available on an uninterrupted or error free basis; that defects will be corrected; or that the Platform or the server that makes it available are free of viruses or anything else which may be harmful or destructive and no liability can be accepted in respect of losses or damages arising out of such. We recommend that you take all appropriate safeguards before downloading information or images from the Platform.
5.2 The Platform is provided on an 'as is' basis and we do not make any representations or warranties as to the accuracy, completeness or suitability of the Platform, the Network and / or Content for any purpose. Except as expressly set out in these Terms and Conditions, all warranties, conditions and other terms implied by statute or common law or otherwise are, to the fullest extent permitted by law, excluded.
5.3 We shall not be responsible or liable in any way for any Content Posted on or via the Platform by you, a User or by any third party.
5.4 You acknowledge and agree that although we provide Rules of Conduct for you and all Users regarding conduct, use and Postings on the Platform, we do not control and are not responsible for any Content on the Platform and we are not responsible for any offensive, unpleasant, inappropriate, obscene, unlawful, threatening, abusive infringing, intimidating, defamatory, harmful, harassing, discriminatory, false, libellous, unreliable, misleading or otherwise objectionable content which you or any User or third party may encounter on or in connection with the Network, Platform and / or any Content.
5.5 We are not responsible or liable for your conduct and / or that of any User or third party, whether it be online or offline.
5.6 You undertake and shall be solely responsible for monitoring all Content Posted on or via the Platform by you, a User, or any third party and shall ensure that any and all such Content complies with the Rules of Conduct in condition 3.
5.7 Where links to third party platforms form part of the Content, we shall not be responsible and accept no liability for the content of the linked platform or any link contained in a linked platform.
5.8 We shall be entitled at any time to remove, either temporarily or permanently, any Content or other material from the Platform which we deem, in our reasonable opinion, to constitute a breach of the Rules of Conduct.

6. Purchase of Products

6.1 The placing of Goods, Consultancy Services and/or a Package (each, a "Product") on our Platform is an invitation to accept offers for such Product and is not an offer to sell at the listed price nor is it binding on us. We are under no obligation to accept your order (whether or not the order has been confirmed and payment has been charged).
6.2 Please note that the details and/or specification for the Consultancy Services and/or the Package, as set out on the Platform, are subject to change without notice.
6.3 We will acknowledge by e-mail your order for a Product [at the time you place your order.] We will then notify you within 2 working days of such email whether we have accepted your order but you acknowledge that were you have ordered a Package such acceptance shall be subject to the result of our checks under condition 3.1(n) above. At the same time if we have accepted your order we will notify you of delivery dates, where applicable.
6.4 In the event a Product is listed at an incorrect price due to a typographical error, we will notify you of the correct price by e-mail and we will give you the choice of either purchasing the Product at the correct price or cancelling your order. If you confirm you want the Product at the corrected price we will deliver the Goods, supply the Consultancy Services and/or make the Package available to you, as applicable. If payment has been charged for the purchase and you cancel your order in accordance with these Terms and Conditions we will issue a refund provided that:
(a) in relation to Goods that have been sent out, the Goods have been returned to us; and/or
(b) in relation to Consultancy Services, we have not already commenced performance of such services with your agreement.
6.5 Any order (whether or not accepted) is subject to availability of the Product. If the Product becomes unavailable prior to delivery we will notify you and give you the choice of a refund or of purchasing an alternative Product, where applicable
6.6 We agree to provide the Consultancy Services and/or the Paid-for Package, as applicable, to you using reasonable skill and care.
6.7 Where applicable, we warrant that all Consultancy Services shall be delivered by Criminal Records Bureau approved staff.
6.8 Subject to clause 6.7 above, where a delivery date for the Consultancy Services has been agreed between you and us, if you are subsequently unable to make such date then you must notify us promptly in writing. Provided you notify us in writing a minimum of [one week] before the agreed delivery date, and always subject to clause
6.9 below, you shall be entitled to reschedule delivery of the Consultancy Services but acknowledge that any further rescheduling is at our discretion and shall be subject to you and us agreeing a mutually agreeable date.
6.10 We reserve the right to charge a cancellation fee and invoice you for any non-refundable travel and accommodation costs incurred by us in respect of any day booked by you for Consultancy Services and confirmed by us, where such training is subsequently cancelled by you.
6.11 You acknowledge and agree that the Annual Subscription Fee payable for a Package is an annual fee, payable in advance of each Subscription Year in accordance with condition 9 below.

7. Cancellation of contract by you

7.1 You may cancel the contract for the purchase of Consultancy Services and/or a Package at any time up to and including the seventh working day after the day on which you receive the email from us confirming the contract between us, except where you have: (a) agreed that the Consultancy Services can commence; and/or (b) commenced using the Paid-for Package, before the aforementioned 7 day period expires. To cancel such contract you must notify us in writing by email or post at the addresses set out at the beginning of these Terms and Conditions.
7.2 You acknowledge and agree that where you purchase a Paid-for Package, this entitles you to access the relevant Paid-for Package for a Subscription Year. If after the initial Subscription Year you do not wish to maintain the Subscription to the Paid-for Package for a second or any subsequent Subscription Year thereafter, you will endeavour to notify us in writing at least one month before the expiry of the then current Subscription Year.

8. Prices and Payment

8.1 The prices for the Products and delivery are as set out on the Platform. For the avoidance of doubt, the price in relation to the Paid-for Package is the relevant Annual Subscription Fee in force from time to time; this is an annual fee, not a one-off fee and will be payable on an annual basis in advance of each Subscription Year.
8.2 Payment must be made by purchase order only
8.3 We shall not supply any Products until we receive a valid purchase order.
8.4 Where you pay for your order by Purchase Order, you may send such purchase order to us by [email or mail] and upon receipt we will process it. To pay for your order with:
(a) an online purchase order you must enter your purchase order number into the relevant box during the online payment process or;
(b) a purchase order by email or mail: (i) email your purchase order to hello@openbadgeacademy.com (ii) mail your original purchase order to us at Unit 24, 30-34 Aire Street, Leeds, LS1 4HT.
8.5 We will inform you as soon as we can if we are unable to deliver the Products within 30 days of your order and you may agree an alternative delivery period or you may cancel the order. In no event shall we be liable to you for any losses you may have for any delay in delivery.
8.6 We reserve the right to increase the Annual Subscription Fee [on an annual basis] by giving you a minimum of [2 months] written notice.

9. Intellectual Property

9.1 You acknowledge that any and all Intellectual Property in or relating to the Platform, any Content [Posted by us], the Products, us and/or our business belong solely to us and/or our licensors and shall remain entirely in such ownership, including without limitation any Intellectual Property in the Platform design, text, graphics and all software and source codes connected with the Platform. Nothing said or done by either party shall constitute the transfer of any such rights.
9.2 You acknowledge and agree that you shall not at any time use any of our or our licensors' trade marks, whether registered or unregistered and including without limitation trade names, graphics and/or logo(s), without our prior written consent, such consent to be given at our sole discretion.
9.3 No permission is given by us for use by you or by any third party of any Intellectual Property in the Platform, including without limitation any Content, which may constitute an infringement of our Intellectual Property rights or the rights of any third party.
9.4 We do not warrant that use of the Platform and/or any Content does not infringe any third party's Intellectual Property or other proprietary rights. In the event that the normal operation, possession or use of the Platform by you infringes the Intellectual Property of any third party you shall notify us immediately upon becoming aware of the same.

10. Liability

10.1 Except as expressly set out in these Conditions, all warranties, conditions and other terms implied by statute or common law or otherwise are, to the fullest extent permitted by law, excluded from the Contract.
10.2 Nothing in these Conditions limits or excludes our liability for death or personal injury resulting from our negligence; or for any damage or liability incurred by you as a result of fraud or fraudulent misrepresentation by us, or for any liability which cannot be limited as a matter of law.
10.3 In respect of any cause of action (including an action for negligence) arising out of or in connection with any Product purchased from the Platform, our entire liability shall be limited, to the extent that the cause of action relates to the items purchased on our Platform to (at our option): (a) where applicable, re-performing the Consultancy Services; or (b) refunding the amount paid by you in respect of the Product purchased which, in the case of a Paid-for Package, shall be limited to the Annual Subscription Fee for the relevant Paid-for Package as in force at the date the breach occurs.
10.4 Subject to condition 10.2; (a) We shall not be liable for loss of profits; or loss of business; or depletion of goodwill and/or similar losses; or loss of anticipated savings; or loss of goods; or loss of contract; or loss of use; or loss or corruption of data or information;; or any special, indirect, consequential or pure economic loss, costs, damages, charges or expenses; and (b) Our total liability in contract, tort (including negligence or breach of statutory duty), misrepresentation or otherwise shall be limited to: (i) where the breach relates to the Platform, including without limitation the Package, to the price paid for the Package to the greater of: (A) £1; and (B) the Annual Subscription Fee paid or payable for the relevant Package for the year in which the breach occurs; or (ii) where the breach relates to an item of Goods and/or the Consultancy Services, to the price paid or payable to us for the relevant Goods and/or Consultancy Services; or (iii) where the breach does not fall within the scope of 11.4(b)(i) or 11.4(b)(ii), £600.
10.5 You agree to indemnify us and keep us indemnified in full against all liability, costs, claims, damages and expenses incurred by or awarded against us that arise directly or indirectly from your failure to comply with the Rules of Use set out in condition 3.

11. General provisions

11.1 Each provision of the Contract is severable and distinct from the others and if any provision is or at any time becomes to any extent or in any circumstances invalid, illegal or unenforceable for any reason, it shall to that extent or in those circumstances be deemed not to form part of the Contract, but the validity, legality and enforceability of all other provisions of the Contract shall not otherwise be affected or impaired, it being the Parties' intention that every provision of the Contract shall be and remain valid and enforceable to the fullest extent permitted by law.
11.2 Each party warrants to the other that, in entering into this Agreement, it does not rely on any statement, representation, assurance, promise or warranty of any person (whether a party to this Agreement or not) other than as expressly set out in this Agreement. Neither party excludes its liability for fraudulent misrepresentation.
11.3 You shall not assign, transfer or sub-contract any of your rights, benefits or obligations under these Terms and Conditions without obtaining our prior written consent.
11.4 No third party shall have any rights under the Contracts (Rights of Third Parties) Act 1999 to enforce any terms contained in these Terms and Conditions.
11.5 These Terms and Conditions shall be governed by and construed in accordance with English law and the parties submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English courts.

Terms and Conditions for OBA Individuals

3.1 You warrant and undertake:
(a) to not use the Platform in any unlawful manner or in any manner that could disable, damage or be otherwise harmful to the Platform;
(b) that you shall be solely responsible and liable for all Content Posted to or via the Platform by you;
(c) to ensure that no Content is made available via the Platform, whether audio or visual which: (i) is in any way offensive, harmful, unpleasant, inappropriate, threatening, fraudulent, defamatory, abusive, discriminatory, false, libellous, unreliable, misleading, harassing, intimidating, infringing, obscene, unlawful or otherwise objectionable; (ii) infringes any third party's rights including, without limitation, the Intellectual Property rights of any third party;
(d) in the event that you become aware of any Content on the Platform posted by a User which is or could be considered to be of the nature referred to in condition 3.1(d) to immediately remove such Content from the Platform and notify the OBA team in writing;
(e) to ensure that no Content or material shall be Posted on by or via the Platform which you do not have the necessary permissions to Post;
(f) that you shall be solely responsible for creating any backup copies of any Content or material Posted on the Platform or Network
(g) that you are who you say you are, both as an individual and in relation to your position with respect to the Customer, and you acknowledge and agree that where you sign up for and/or purchase a Product (as defined in clause 6.1 below), we shall be entitled at our discretion, to perform identity checks on you which may include, without limitation, contacting the Customer.

3.2 You accept that:
(a) that you as a user have complete ownership of your own data and your badges or your OBA account cannot be removed from you unless it is found there has been a breach of 3.1
(b) OBA accepts no liability for third party content/links/tasks within badges
(c) OBA accepts no liability for verifying organisations or badges issued by organisations, apart from those featured in the public badge library and Academies pages
(d) OBA must verify all badges and organisations which appear in the public badge library and reserves the right to not accept badges that do not meet the verification requirements
(e) OBA accepts no liability for connections or endorsements made or accepted
(f) OBA reserves the right to remove badges and academies without notice
(g) that you have read and agreed to the OBA Privacy Policy

Terms and Conditions for WorldChefs Global Culinary Certification

By purchasing this badge, you are agreeing to the following Terms and Conditions:

Certification requirements

You will only be issued with the badge purchased if your application meets all the certification requirements outlined in the Worldchefs Global Culinary Certification ‘Handbook Introduction’ and ‘Handbook’ for the chosen level.

Application

The application fee is non-refundable.

It is your responsibility to ensure that you are applying for level which is relevant to your professional background.

If you apply for the wrong level, it is not possible to transfer to another level without paying the full application fee for the other level. You will be required to make a separate, new application.

The application and the assessment processes are entirely electronic. Information on individual applications is only going to be provided within the Open Badge Academy (OBA), using the processes outlined in the ‘Candidate guide’. Messages sent to the Worldchefs website or any Worldchefs email addresses, enquiring about individual applications, will not be monitored or responded to.

The first (original) submission will be assessed within 30 calendar days.

If a second (final) submission is required, it will be assessed within 30 calendar days. This 30-day period will start on the day when you make the second (final) submission.

Evidence used

You agree to upload evidence outlined in the tasks related to the badge you have purchased.

All the information you submit is true and accurate.

All the evidence you submit is your own work.

If any evidence you used is found not to be your own work, your application will be terminated with immediate effect. If you have already been issued with a badge based on evidence which is not your own work, your badge will be revoked.

The person shown in the photographs holding the dish is you.

The HACCP/Food Safety or Sanitation certificate you submit, if required, is your own certificate. If the certificate was issued in a language other than English and you are providing an English translation, you are confirming that the English version is an accurate translation of the original certificate.

The person you have put forward as your witness has agreed for their contact details to be submitted as part of your application. The witness has also agreed for Worldchefs to contact them to verify the content of the witness testimony they have provided.

Evidence privacy

The privacy setting for all evidence uploaded is set, by default, to ‘private’. This means only you and the assigned Worldchefs assessors, called ‘managers’ in OBA, have the permission to view it.

If you choose to change the privacy setting of any of your evidence to ‘public’, your evidence will become visible to anyone viewing your badge. Worldchefs or City & Guilds will not accept any responsibility for any damage which may be caused as a result of the evidence being public.

Assessment process

Your evidence will be accessed and assessed by assigned Worldchefs Assessors.

There are only two opportunities for evidence submission: the first (original) submission and the second (final) submission.

Only active evidence will be taken into account as part of the assessment. Any evidence deleted during the first (original) or second (final) submission will not be considered.

If the evidence you submit after second (final) submission still does not meet all the requirements for certification, your badge application will be closed. You may make a new application which will require the payment of the application fee again.

Technical assistance

Assistance to address technical issues which may occur around the use of the OBA platform will be resolved during the following hours: Weekdays 09:00 to 17:00 UK Time. Tel: +44 113 246 9989 Email: support@openbadgeacademy.com

Appeals

All appeals will be handled in accordance with Worldchefs appeals policy. Requests for appeals must be emailed to appeals@worldchefs.org

Refunds

Refunds, if applicable, will be processed to the form of payment used at the time of booking. This will be made payable to the person who made the original payment. Refunds may be subject to administration charges and transactions fees.

Inappropriate or abusive content or language

If you upload inappropriate or abusive content and/or use inappropriate or abusive language as part of your application, your badge will be terminated with immediate effect. Application fee will not be refunded.

Privacy Policy

About Open Badge Academy

This is the privacy policy of Radiowaves Schools Ltd t/a Open Badge Academy (Company No. 5774430) of Unit 24, 30­34 Aire Street, Leeds, LS1 4HT and educational partner organisations: not for profit company DigitalME (Company No. 5303626),] of Unit 13, 30­34 Aire Street, Leeds, LS1 4HT, Synergy TV Limited (Company No.3612762 and Numu Ltd (Company No. 6463380) of Unit 24, 30­34 Aire Street, Leeds, LS1 4HT ("The Group", "we", "our", "us").

We are mindful of the importance of upholding the security of information under our control. All data collected through the [www.openbadgeacademy.com] website and associated mobile applications (the "Website") is stored on secure servers, and we have stringent security and confidentiality procedures covering the storage and disclosure of such information, in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1988. The following Privacy Policy forms part of our Terms and Conditions and will help you to understand how your personal information collected during your use of the Website will be treated by us. If you have any queries on this please don't hesitate to contact us via the details set out at the end of this document.
We endeavour to take all reasonable steps to protect the privacy of your personal information. However, we cannot guarantee the security of any data you disclose on­line. You accept the inherent security risks of providing the information over the Internet, and will not hold us responsible for any breach of security, unless this is due to our negligence.

Consent

We have a strong commitment towards the privacy of sensitive information. This Privacy Policy sets out how we use personal information obtained about you during your use of the Website. Your use of the Website signifies that you have given us your consent to such use of your data and your agreement to the terms of this Privacy Policy.

What personal information do we collect?

We may collect personal information when you contact us or when you fill in a form on the Website, including without limitation if you register on the Website or report a problem with our Website. We may also collect information regarding details of visits to our Website. Any personal information we collect will be used by us strictly in accordance with current data protection legislation and this Privacy Policy. We will store the information we collect from you and hold it electronically or otherwise.

IP Address & Cookies

We may collect information about your computer, including where available your IP address, operating system and browser type, for system administration and our own analysis to improve our service.

We use cookies to keep track of your information during the time you view the Website. We also use them to recognise return visitors and to track our promotions and projects. We gather this information for internal use only and will never authorise the release of this information with anyone outside of The Group.

You may refuse to accept cookies by activating the setting on your browser which allows you to refuse the setting of cookies. However, if you select this setting you may be unable to access certain parts of the Website. Unless you have adjusted your browser setting so that it will refuse cookies, our system will issue cookies when you log on to our site.

Who do we share your information with?

We disclose information to employees for the purpose of operating the Website and from time to time with security testers to ensure our systems that protect your data are fully secure and up to date. We may share with third parties general information about your likes/dislikes etc gathered from surveys. This information does not include personal details.
Unless you request otherwise, we may also use your details for the purpose of our marketing and promotional activities for example we may send you a newsletter from time to time and information about competitions and surveys, as well as for the purpose of promoting and marketing the goods and services of our carefully selected third party partners. We may contact you for such marketing purposes by email or other electronic messages, post and/or fax (depending on the information we collect from you), this includes but is not limited to a newsletter.
We will at no time sell your details to any third party. If you do not wish to receive such offers or information gathered about you in Surveys then you can at any time write to us, or email us at the address in the "Contact Us"section below.

Your Rights

You have the right to ask us not to process your personal data for marketing purposes. You can exercise your right to prevent such processing by contacting us at the address in the "Contact Us"section below.
You also have the right to see the personal data (as defined in the Data Protection Act 1988) that we keep about you, on receipt of a written request, verification of your identity, and payment of a fee of £10. If you are concerned that any of the information we hold on you is incorrect or if you wish to object to the use we have made of your personal data, please contact us at the address in the "Contact Us" section below.

Changes to our Privacy Policy

We may modify our Privacy Policy from time to time in our sole discretion; if so, we will post a revised version of this Privacy Policy on this web page. We urge you to check the Privacy Policy regularly to obtain the most up to date copy. Modifications will be effective when they are posted on the website.

Other websites and Third Parties

From time to time our Website may contain links to and from other internet sites. Please note that this Privacy Policy only covers this Website. Any other website which is linked to or from this Website will have their own privacy policies and we do not accept any responsibility or liability for these policies. Please check these policies before you submit any personal data to these websites.
From time to time in our Newsletter or marketing material we may include competitions and surveys from third parties. Please note that this Privacy Policy only covers this website and any competitions or surveys entered into directly with us. Any third parties should have their own privacy policy, please check this before sending any personal information to them.

Website Cookie Usage

Please read below for information about the cookies we use, why we use them, and their impact upon you.

A cookie is a small file, typically of letters and numbers, which may be placed on your device when you access a website. Cookies generally allow the website to recognise your computer if you return to the website. If you would like more information on cookies, we recommend the Direct.gov.uk Internet browser cookies page.

Summary

None of our cookies record any personal data, sensitive information, or anything that makes you personally identifiable to us. All these cookies are important for our website to function properly and for us to supply a good service.

Cookies we use

Google Analytics

Use: to record basic computer information such as distinguish users, determine new visits and how page was reached.

Type: Third party session and persistent cookie

Expires: These cookies last between the end of a browser session and 2 years.

Further information: https://developers.google.com/analytics/devguides/collection/analyticsjs/cookie-usage#cookiesSet

Sitecore (ASP.NET)

Use: Basic functioning of the website and login.

Type: First party session cookie.

Expires: Session Cookies

Clicky

Use: to record basic interactions on our site

Type: Third party session and persistent cookie

Expires: These cookies last between the end of a browser session and 90 days

Further information: https://clicky.com/terms

Google Recaptcha

Use: Secure our public signup forms and make it easier to signup quickly

Type: Third party session and persistent cookie

Expires: These cookies last between the end of a browser session and 2 years

Further information: https://clicky.com/terms

Share Widgets

To help you promote your stories on Facebook/Twitter, we have added various share buttons onto the stories/blog posts. These enable users to easily share content with their friends through a number of popular social networks. When you click on one of these buttons, a cookie may be set by the service you have chosen to share content through and add this. Open Badge Academy does not control the dissemination of these cookies.

Embeded Content

To supplement our content, we sometimes embed photos, video content and widgets from websites such as YouTube and Twitter. As a result, when you visit a page containing such content, you may be presented with cookies from these websites. Open Badge Academy does not control the dissemination of these cookies and you should check the relevant third party website for more information.

Contact Us

If you have any comments or queries in connection with our Privacy Policy, please email hello@openbadgeacademy.com or write to Radiowaves Schools Limited t/a Open Badge Academy (Company No. 5774430) of Unit 24, 30-34 Aire Street, Leeds, LS1 4HT