Terms and Conditions

1.       Agreement to Terms and Conditions

1.1       Acceptance of Terms and Conditions

1.1.1    The website https://ncfeacorncommunity.wazoku.com is owned by NCFE. References to ‘we’, ‘us’ or ‘our’ are references to NCFE. We’re a company registered in England and Wales (company number 02896700), our VAT number is 110 7856 30 and our registered office and address for correspondence is:

Q6 Quorum Business Park
Benton Lane
Newcastle Upon Tyne
NE12 8BT

1.1.2    Your use of this website is at all times subject to these Terms and Conditions. By accessing our website you agree to the Terms and Conditions set out below. If you don’t agree to these Terms and Conditions you must exit our website immediately.

1.2       Changes to Terms and Conditions

1.2.1    We reserve the right, from time to time - with or without notice to you - to change these Terms and Conditions at our sole discretion. The Terms and Conditions applicable to your access to and use of this website will be the version which is current and displayed on the website at each date you access the website. Your use of the website after changes are made means that you agree to be bound by such changes. These terms were last updated on 26 April 2016.

1.3       Other applicable terms

1.3.1    In addition to these Terms and Conditions, our Privacy Policy also applies to your use of the website and is - where relevant - incorporated by reference into these Terms and Conditions.

2.         Website use

2.1       You agree not to upload, post, email or otherwise send or transmit any material that contains software viruses or any other computer code, files or programs designed to interrupt, harm, damage, destroy or limit the functionality of any computer software or hardware or equipment linked directly or indirectly with this website. You also agree not to interfere with the servers or networks underlying or connected to this website or our services or to violate any of the procedures, policies or regulations of networks connected to this website.

2.2       All content of the website is our property. Except as may be permitted by law, notwithstanding contractual prohibition, you may not reproduce, modify, copy, de-compile or reverse engineer any of the materials, software or content on the website without our written permission.

2.3       You agree not to impersonate any other person while using this website, conduct yourself in an offensive manner while using our website, or use the website for any illegal, immoral or harmful purpose.

2.4       You may not use the website for unlawful purposes or for reasons that may damage our name or reputation, or those of our affiliates.

2.5       It’s your responsibility to ensure your computer system meets all the necessary technical specifications to enable you to access and use the website and is compatible with the website.

2.6     On occasion we may restrict access to certain features, parts or content of the website - the entire website, or to users who’ve registered with us.

2.7       You are solely responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your account and password, for all activity that takes place on your account, and for restricting access to your computer. We will not be held liable for any loss or damage that may result from your failure to do so.

2.8       The information contained in this website is for general information purposes only. We endeavour to keep the information contained on the website (other than user material as defined in clause 3.2 below) up-to-date and correct, although there may be times when this isn’t the case. If you notice any issue with the information on the website, please contact us at [email protected].

3.          Intellectual property rights

3.1        Website

3.1.1     All intellectual property rights in or relating to the website (including our text, graphics, software, photographs and other images, videos, sound, trademarks and logos) are owned by us or our licensors. Except where you are given a non-exclusive licence to use the intellectual property rights that you need to enable you to use the website in accordance with these Terms and Conditions, you are not given any rights in respect of the intellectual property rights owned by us or our licensors and you acknowledge and agree that you do not acquire any ownership of, or other rights in relation to, any such intellectual property rights by virtue of using the website.

3.2        External links

3.2.1     From time to time this website may also include links to other websites which we don’t control. These links are provided for your convenience to provide additional information. They do not signify that we endorse the website(s). We have no responsibility for the content, privacy policies or operation of such linked website(s), or for anything provided (or not provided) by the third parties controlling such linked websites.

3.2.2    If you create a link to the website and we want you to remove it, we reserve the right to ask you to do so. 

4.       Joining Acorn Community

4.1      In order to register an account you must be an individual and agree to comply with these Terms and Conditions. If you are registering on behalf of an organisation or company you must have the authority to bind that company.

4.2       When signing up you need to provide:

4.2.1      your first and last name(s);

4.2.2      a valid and current email address;

4.2.3      job role;

4.2.4      the organisation you’re employed with.

4.3       You warrant that all information you provide to us when registering an account is true and accurate to the best of your knowledge and belief.

4.4       We may refuse at our absolute discretion any application to join us for any reason whatsoever. We also reserve the right to close your account at our discretion.4.5      You are responsible for all activities that occur under your account.

5.      Code of conduct

5.1          Your use of this website is at all times subject to our code of conduct. By using our website you agree to follow our code of conduct as set out below.

5.1.1      We’re welcoming – Acorn Community welcomes people of all backgrounds and identities. This includes members of any race, ethnicity, national origin, colour, social and economic class, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, age, political belief and religion.

5.1.2      We’re respectful– we don’t always agree, but disagreement is no excuse for poor behaviour and manners. We all experience some frustration now and then, but we shouldn’t allow that frustration to turn into a personal attack. A community in which people feel uncomfortable or threatened is not a productive one.

5.1.3      We’re careful with the words we choose – Acorn Community is a network of professionals and we conduct ourselves as such. Be kind to others and don’t insult or put down other members. Harassment and other exclusionary behaviours aren't acceptable, this includes:

  • violent threats or language directed at another member
  • discriminatory jokes and language
  • posting offensive, sexually explicit or violent material
  • posting other members personally identifying information
  • personal insults – especially those using racist or sexist terms
  • unwelcome sexual attention
  • advocating or encouraging any of the above behaviour.

5.1.4      When we disagree, we try to understand why – Disagreements happen all the time and Acorn Community is no exception. It’s important that we resolve disagreements and differing views constructively. Remember that we’re all individuals and that the strength of Acorn Community comes from its varied membership of people from a wide range of backgrounds. Different people have different perspectives on issues, but being unable to understand why someone holds a viewpoint doesn’t mean they’re wrong. Arguing doesn’t get us anywhere and won’t allow us to learn and grow from one another.

6.       Availability of website

6.1       Although we aim to offer you the best service possible, we make no promise that our website services will be available all of the time, meet your requirements or be fault-free. If a fault occurs in the service, please report it to us at [email protected] and we’ll correct the fault as soon as we reasonably can.

6.2       Your access to the website may be occasionally restricted to allow for repairs, maintenance or the introduction of new features. We’ll restore the service as soon as we reasonably can.

7.      Privacy

7.1      We collect personal information about you through your use of this website. All information that we collect about you is subject to our Privacy Policy.

8.       Limitations on liability

8.1       Nothing in this clause 9 or otherwise in these Terms and Conditions shall exclude or limit our liability for:

8.1.1    fraud or fraudulent misrepresentation;

8.1.2    death or personal injury caused by our negligence;

8.1.3    any other liability to the extent the same may not be excluded or limited as a matter of law.

8.2       None of these terms restrict any of your statutory rights. For further information about your statutory rights, contact your local authority Trading Standards Department or Citizen's Advice Bureau.

9.       Applicable law

9.1       Your use of this website is governed by these Terms and Conditions and construed and enforced in accordance with the laws of England and Wales. Disputes arising from your use of this website and the services we provide are subject to the non-exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of England and Wales.

10.       Assignment by us

10.1       You agree that we may assign any of our rights and/or transfer, sub-contract or delegate any of our obligations under these Terms and Conditions. These Terms and Conditions are personal to you and you may not assign any of your rights or transfer, sub-contract or delegate any of your obligations under these Terms and Conditions.

11.       Accounts are non-transferable

11.1       Accounts with NCFE are non-transferable and cannot be sold or traded.

12.       No waiver

12.1       If we delay exercising, or fail to exercise or enforce any right available to us under these Terms and Conditions, such delay or failure does not constitute a waiver of that right or any other rights under these Terms and Conditions.

13.       Force majeure

13.1       We won’t be liable to you for any lack of performance, or the unavailability or failure, of this website or our services, or for any failure by us to comply with these Terms and Conditions, where such lack, unavailability or failure arises from any cause reasonably beyond our control.

14.       Third party rights

14.1        Nothing in these Terms and Conditions confers on any third party any benefits under the provisions of the Contracts (Rights of Third Parties) Act 1999.

15.       Contacting us

15.1       Please submit any questions you have about these Terms and Conditions by email to [email protected], or write to us at:

Q6 Quorum Business Park
Benton Lane
Newcastle Upon Tyne
NE12 8BT