Terms and Conditions

  1. GENERAL

    1. This webpage (together with the webpages and documents referred to in it) sets out the terms and conditions ("Terms") on which you may use:
      • our website at www.founders4schools.org.uk ("Website"), whether as a guest or a registered user; and
      • our Workfinder application that can be used on mobile devices ("Workfinder"), our Workfinder website at www.workfinder.com, and the associated services which are designed to help young people and local businesses arrange work experience placements ("Workfinder"),

      (together, the "Services").

    2. These Terms refer to the following additional terms, which also apply to your use of the Services:
      • our Privacy Policy, which sets out the terms on which we process any personal data we collect from you, or that you provide to us. By using this Website and/or Workfinder, you consent to such processing and you warrant that all data provided by you is accurate.
      • our Cookie Policy, which sets out information about the cookies on our Website.

  2. PLEASE READ ALL OF THESE TERMS CAREFULLY BEFORE USING THE SERVICES. We may amend these Terms from time to time. Every time you wish to use the Services, please check these Terms to ensure you understand the terms that apply at that time.

  3. INFORMATION ABOUT US

    1. The Services are operated by Founders4Schools, a registered charity with registered charity number 1162197. In these Terms, "F4S", "we", "us" and "our" means Founders4Schools.
    2. If you have any comments, questions, or complaints about the Website, you can write to us at Founders4Schools, 101 Euston Road, London NW1 2RA or contact us through the "Send us a Message" webpage on our Website.
    3. If you have any questions, complaints or comments about Workfinder or about your Work Experience then please contact us at contact@workfinder.com.
  4. ACCESS AND CONTENT

    1. We make available to you the Services on an 'as is' basis.
    2. We do not guarantee that the Services, nor any of the content made available through the Services, will be available or be uninterrupted. Access to the Services may be suspended, restricted or terminated at any time. We will try to give you reasonable notice of any suspension, restricted or termination.
    3. We can change, modify, substitute or remove any information made available through the Services at any time to reflect changes to our users' needs and our business requirements. We will try to give you reasonable notice of any material changes.
    4. You are also responsible for ensuring that all persons who access the Services through your internet connection are aware of these Terms and other applicable terms and conditions, and that they comply with them.
    5. Although we make reasonable efforts to update the information made available as part of the Services, we make no representations, warranties or guarantees, whether express or implied, that the content on the Services is accurate, complete or up to date.
    6. By providing your email address, you agree to receive one or more of our newsletters via email, although you can unsubscribe at any time by clicking the 'Unsubscribe' link in one of our emails. If you unsubscribe, you will no longer get access to newsletters via this method unless you re-subscribe.
  5. SECURITY

    1. You may be asked to set-up a password and username in order to use the Services, to engage with the activities promoted by Founders4Schools via our Website, or as part of your registration for the Workfinder App.
    2. You are solely responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your password and username and must not disclose it to any third party. You are responsible for all activities that are carried out under your password and username. We do not have the means to check the identities of people using the Services and will not be responsible for losses suffered by you where your password and/or username is used by someone else unless this is due to our negligence.
    3. You agree to let us know immediately by email if you become aware of or suspect any unauthorised use of your password or user name:
      1. for services provided by the Website: send an email to security@founders4schools.org.uk;
      2. for Workfinder: send an email to security@workfinder.com.
    4. We will use the email address provided by you to contact you.
  6. YOUR CONDUCT AND STANDARDS OF USE

    1. You agree that you will not use the Services:
      1. in any way that breaches any applicable laws or regulations;
      2. in any way that is unlawful or for a fraudulent purpose;
      3. for the purpose of harming or attempting to harm any individuals in any way;
      4. to send, knowingly receive, upload, download, use or re-use any material which does not comply with standards set out in section 8 (User generated content, your content and content standards);
      5. in any way that interrupts, damages, impairs or renders the Website or Workfinder less efficient;
      6. to post any content that belongs to someone else; and/or
      7. to transmit, or procure the sending of, any unsolicited or unauthorised advertising or promotional material or any other form of similar solicitation (spam).
    2. You also agree not to access without authority, interfere with, damage or disrupt:
      1. any part of the Services;
      2. any equipment or network on which the Services is stored;
      3. any software used in the provision of the Services; or
      4. any equipment or network or software owned or used by any third party.
    3. If we believe that you are using the Services to do any of the above, or otherwise misusing the Services, we can suspend, restrict or terminate your access to the Services (in whole or part) at any time without notifying you. This will not limit our right to take any other action against you that we consider appropriate to defend our rights or those of anyone else.
  7. OUR INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY AND HOW YOU CAN USE OUR MATERIALS

    1. We are the owner or the licensee of all intellectual property rights in the Website and Workfinder and, save to the extent provided otherwise in section 8 (User generated content, your content and content standards), in the material published. Those works are protected by intellectual property laws and treaties around the world. All such rights are reserved.
    2. Workfinder is a UK registered trade mark of F4S. You are not permitted to use them without our approval, unless they are part of material you are using as permitted under this section 6.
    3. You may print off one copy, and may download extracts, of any page(s) from the Website and Workfinder for your personal use.
    4. You must not modify the paper or digital copies of any materials you have printed off or downloaded in any way, and you must not use any illustrations, photographs, video or audio sequences or any graphics separately from any accompanying text.
    5. Our status (and that of any identified contributors) as the authors of content made available through the Services must always be acknowledged.
    6. You must not use any part of the content made available through the Services for commercial purposes without obtaining a licence to do so from us.
    7. If you print off, copy or download any part of the Website or Workfinder in breach of these Terms, your right to use the Services will cease immediately and you must, at our option, return or destroy any copies of the materials you have made.
  8. THIRD PARTY WEBSITES AND LINKS

    1. Where the Website or Workfinder contains links to other sites and resources provided by third parties, these links are provided for your information only. Such links should not be interpreted as approval by us of those linked websites or any information you may obtain from them. We have no control over the contents of those sites or resources. In addition, as set out further in our privacy policy, we are not responsible for any personal information that you provide to such third parties websites/resources, or that such third parties websites/resources collect from you.
  9. USER GENERATED CONTENT, YOUR CONTENT AND CONTENT STANDARDS

    1. The Services may include information and materials uploaded by other users of the Services. This information and these materials have not been verified or approved by us. The views expressed by other users on the Services do not represent our views or values. If you wish to complain about information and materials uploaded by other users please contact us by emailing, as regards the Website complaints@founders4schools.org.uk and as regards Workfinder complaints@workfinder.com.
    2. For any and all material (including data, photographs, images, sound and text) that you send to us or otherwise contribute to the Website or Workfinder, including providing feedback on the Work Experience or to make contact with other users of Workfinder ("User Content"), you represent and warrant that:
      1. you are entitled to grant the licence granted to us under section 8e below;
      2. the User Content does not, and our use of it (including as contemplated by the licence under section 8e) will not, infringe any third party's intellectual property rights (including trade marks, copyright, moral rights, database rights, design rights, confidentiality rights and all other rights having equivalent or similar effect), other proprietary rights, personality rights or rights of privacy;
      3. the User Content does not, and our use of it (including as contemplated by the licence under section 8e) will not, violate any law regarding unfair competition, antidiscrimination or false advertising;
      4. all information that you disclose to us:
        1. is accurate (where it states facts);
        2. is genuinely believed (where it states opinions);
        3. is complete; and
        4. complies with applicable law in the UK and in any country from which it is posted;
      5. any User Content you upload complies with the standards set out in section 8f) (Content standards) below, and you will be liable to us and indemnify us for any breach of that warranty. This means you will be responsible for any loss or damage we suffer as a result of your breach of warranty.
    3. We have the right to:
      1. remove any User Content if, in our opinion, that User Content does not comply with these Terms or for any other reason; and
      2. disclose your identity to any third party who claims that any User Content on our service violates a third party's intellectual property rights, or of their right to privacy, or is otherwise unlawful.
    4. You are solely responsible for securing and backing up your User Content.
    5. Licence for User Content
    6. You grant us a non-exclusive, perpetual, irrevocable, sub-licensable licence to use the User Content. You retain all of your ownership rights in your User Content, but you are required to grant us and other users of the Services a limited licence to use, store and copy that content and to distribute and make it available to third parties (including but not limited to for us to publish feedback on Work Experience with other users of Workfinder and for us to promote Workfinder).
    7. Content standards
    8. The User Content must not:
      1. contain any material which is defamatory of any person;
      2. contain any material which is obscene, offensive, hateful or inflammatory;
      3. promote sexually explicit material;
      4. promote violence;
      5. promote discrimination based on race, sex, religion, nationality, disability, sexual orientation or age;
      6. contain any advertising, or any political or religious message;
      7. infringe any copyright, database right, trade mark or other proprietary of any other person;
      8. be likely to deceive any person;
      9. be made in breach of any legal duty owed to a third party, such as a contractual duty or a duty of confidence;
      10. promote any illegal activity;
      11. be threatening, abuse or invade another's privacy, or cause annoyance, inconvenience or needless anxiety;
      12. be likely to harass, upset, embarrass, alarm or annoy any other person;
      13. be used to impersonate any person, or to misrepresent your identity or affiliation with any person;
      14. give the impression that they emanate from us, if this is not the case;
      15. contain viruses, trojans, worms, logic bombs or other material that is malicious or technologically harmful; or
      16. advocate, promote or assist any unlawful act (such as but not limited to copyright infringement or computer misuse).
  10. LIABILITY

    1. The material provided through the Services is not intended to be advice and you should not rely on it. That material and the Services are provided without any guarantees, representations or warranties as to their accuracy or that the content is free from harmful material.
    2. We will not be liable to you for any loss or damage, whether in contract, tort (including negligence), breach of statutory duty, or otherwise, even if foreseeable, which arises under or in connection with:
      1. use of, or inability to use, the Services; or
      2. use of or reliance on any content displayed on the Website and Workfinder.
    3. In particular, we will not be liable for:
      1. loss of profits, sales, business, or revenue;
      2. business interruption;
      3. loss of anticipated savings;
      4. loss of data;
      5. loss of business opportunity, goodwill or reputation; or
      6. any indirect or consequential loss or damage.
    4. Notwithstanding any other provision in these Terms, we do not exclude or limit in any way our liability to you where it would be unlawful to do so. This includes liability for death or personal injury caused by our negligence or the negligence of our employees, agents or subcontractors, fraud or fraudulent misrepresentation, for which our liability shall be unlimited.
    5. Other than as stated above and subject to section 13.h (Liability regarding Work Experience), our aggregate liability to you arising under or in connection with these Terms shall not exceed £500 in aggregate.
  11. VIRUSES AND ERRORS

    1. We do not guarantee that the Services will be secure or free from bugs or viruses, nor that its operation will be error free. You are responsible for your own virus protection processes.
    2. You are responsible for configuring your information technology, computer programmes and platform to access the Services. You should use your own virus protection software.
    3. You must not misuse the Services by knowingly introducing viruses, trojans, worms, logic bombs or other material that is malicious or technologically harmful. You must not attempt to gain unauthorised access to the Services, the server on which the Services are stored or any server, computer or database connected to the Services. You must not attack the Services 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. In the event of such a breach, your right to use the Services will cease immediately.
  12. LINKING TO OUR WEBSITE AND WORKFINDER

    1. You may link to our home page of the Website, provided you do so in a way that is fair and legal and does not damage our reputation or take advantage of it.
    2. You must not:
      1. establish a link to Workfinder in any website that is not owned by you;
      2. (unless with our prior written authorisation) frame Workfinder on any other site; and
      3. create a link to any part of Workfinder other than the home page.
    3. You must not establish a link in such a way as to suggest any form of association, approval or endorsement on our part where none exists.
    4. We reserve the right to withdraw linking permission without notice.
    5. The website in which you are linking must comply in all respects with the standards set out in section 8f)(Content standards).
  13. GOVERNING LAW AND DISPUTES

    1. These Terms, their subject matter and their formation (and any non-contractual disputes or claims) are governed by English law. F4S and you both agree to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of England and Wales.

  14. If you are a young person using Workfinder to find work experience, see also section 13.

    If you are the parent or guardian of a young person who is using Workfinder, see also section 14.

    If you are a business-leader who wants to use Workfinder to offer work experience to young people, see also section 15.

    If you are an educator who wants to use the Website to arrange for a business leader to make school visit or attend a career fair, see also section 16.

    If you are a business leader who wants to use the Website to apply to be a role model to young people, see also section 17.

    If you are an organisation that wants to use the Website to join us and become a partner to help us inspire young people, see also section 18.

  15. WORKFINDER - FOR YOUTH

      By using Workfinder, you confirm that you accept and agree to comply with the Terms described in sections 2 to 12 above and the Terms for a work experience placement in this section 13. If you do not agree to these Terms, please stop using Workfinder.

    1. Definitions In this section 13, the following capitalised terms have the meanings set out below:
      1. "Employer" means a company or business leader registered with us that uses Workfinder to offer Work Experience;
      2. "Offer" means an offer for Work Experience made by an Employer in response to an application by a Youth;
      3. "Permission Grantor" means the parent or guardian of a Youth;
      4. "Youth" means a young person who uses Workfinder to find Work Experience; and
      5. "Work Experience" means work experience undertaken by a Youth with the Employer in the UK, which has been organised through Workfinder.
    2. Your Application

      Workfinder is designed to help you arrange Work Experience in your local business community, but there is no guarantee that an Offer will be made.

    3. Your information

      You agree that any information you provide is complete and accurate, and that we may use this information in accordance with our Privacy Policy set out at www.founders4schools.org.uk/privacy/.

      You agree to Workfinder sharing with potential Employers:

      1. your name;
      2. your date of birth; and
      3. and any other necessary information concerning your Application,

      so that the Employer can perform the legal obligations associated with providing you with an offer for Work Experience and to facilitate the Work Experience taking place.

      We will use your personal information in accordance with our privacy policy, which forms part of these Terms. Please read our Privacy Policy by clicking here.

    4. Permission

      If you are under the age of 16 when you receive an Offer, the Offer must be accepted by a Permission Grantor on your behalf.

    5. Your Work Experience

      By accepting an Offer (or permitting a Permission Grantor to accept the Offer on your behalf) you agree to:

      1. undertake the Work Experience diligently and to the best of your ability;
      2. follow your Employer's procedures and standards, including health and safety policies;
      3. attend the relevant premises of your Work Experience on time and for the hours specified in the Offer or otherwise agreed with the Employer;
      4. notify your school and the Employer, with as much notice as possible, if you are going to be late or absent; and
      5. notify your school and your parent/guardian if for any reason you do not feel safe or if any issues arises using Workfinder.

      Neither the issue or acceptance of an Offer nor any Work Experience is intended to be a legally binding contract between you and Workfinder or you and the Employer. The Work Experience placement may be cancelled or terminated at any time without notice at the discretion of you or the Employer. Neither you nor the Employer intends for the Work Experience to constitute an employment relationship.

      You agree that your Work Experience placement is a volunteer activity to enable you to gain experience of the world of work and that it may be unpaid.

      The Employer may, but is not obliged to, cover the costs of your travel or other expenses incurred in connection with your Work Experience.

    6. Feedback

      Following completion of the Work Experience, you will be asked by us to rate your experience on a scale of 1 to 5 and to provide written feedback on your Work Experience. Your feedback will be published on Workfinder and viewable by the Employer. Please do not include any confidential or private information. You agree to take part in this feedback process. Sections 8 (User Generated Content, Your Content and Content Standards) will apply to such feedback.

      We have the right to remove any feedback at our discretion, especially where we believe that it is offensive, abusive, intentionally false or misleading.

    7. Confidentiality

      In the course of your Work Experience, you may have access to confidential information in relation to your Employer and their clients. You agree not to use or disclose this information to any person either during your Work Experience or at any time afterwards.

    8. Liability regarding Work Experience

      Without limiting Section 9 (Liability) above:

      • we exclude all implied conditions, warranties, representations or other terms that may apply to Workfinder, any content on Workfinder, any Work Experience or any dealing between a Youth, Permission Grantor and/or Employer.
      • we will not be liable to you for any loss or damage, whether in contract, tort (including negligence), breach of statutory duty, or otherwise, even if foreseeable, arising under or in connection with:
        1. any Work Experience; or
        2. or any dealings between a Youth, Permission Grantor and/or Employer.
      • other than as stated above, our aggregate liability to you arising under or in connection with any Work Experience or any dealings between a Youth, Permission Grantor and/or Employer shall not exceed £500 in aggregate.
    9. Reporting Abuse

      You agree to let us know immediately if you become aware of, or experience, any form of trolling, abuse or other emotional distress whilst using Workfinder or whilst taking part in Work Experience (by using the notification functions in the Workfinder App, by email to support@workfinder.com).

  16. WORKFINDER - FOR PARENTS/GUARDIANS (PERMISSION GRANTORS)

    1. Definitions

      In this section 14, the following capitalised terms have the meanings set out below:

      1. "Employer" means a company or business leader registered with us that uses Workfinder to offer Work Experience;
      2. "Offer" means an offer for Work Experience made by an Employer in response to an application by a Youth;
      3. "Permission Grantor" means the parent or guardian of a Youth;
      4. "Youth" means a young person who uses Workfinder to find Work Experience; and
      5. "Work Experience" means work experience undertaken by a Youth with the Employer in the UK, which has been organised through Workfinder.
    2. Your permission

      Where the Youth is under 16, the Youth will be required to obtain your permission and for you to accept the Offer on their behalf. In providing your permission and accepting the Offer on the Youth's behalf, you agree to:

      • ensure that any information you or the Youth provide is complete and accurate;
      • notify us via Workfinder if you have any conditions on the Youth accepting the Offer and provide reasonable information about such conditions;
      • take full responsibility for checking that the documents provided by the Employer are in date and acceptable;
      • notify us at incident@workfinder.com and the Employer if the Youth is going to be late or absent;
      • notify us at incident@workfinder.com if there are any issues with the Work Experience or the Employer, or if you do not feel the Youth is safe;
      • agree to us sharing your name and contact information with the Employer so they can perform the legal obligations associated with providing the Youth with Work Experience; and
      • agree to us sharing aggregated details of the Work Experience in order to improve the service and satisfy the requirements of its stakeholders.

      You agree that any information you provide is complete and accurate, and that we may use this information in accordance with our Privacy Policy set out at www.founders4schools.org.uk/privacy/.

  17. WORKFINDER - FOR BUSINESSES

    1. Definitions

      In this section 15, the following capitalised terms have the meanings set out below:

      1. "Employer" means a company or business leader registered with us that uses Workfinder to offer Work Experience;
      2. "Offer" means an offer for Work Experience made by an Employer in response to an application by a Youth;
      3. "Permission Grantor" means the parent or guardian of a Youth;
      4. "Youth" means a young person who uses Workfinder to find Work Experience;
      5. "Youth's Personal Data" means any information about a Youth which enables her to be identified from, or in connection with, that information (for example, name, address, date of birth); and
      6. "Work Experience" means work experience undertaken by a Youth with the Employer in the UK, which has been organised through Workfinder.
    2. Your Offer

      By making an Offer:

      • you agree to provide information and material reasonably required by us or a Permission Grantor in order to facilitate the Work Experience placement being undertaken, and that any information or material you provide is complete and accurate;
      • you confirm that there are no restrictions or requirements that apply to your business and which may affect the minimum age requirements for Youths seeking Work Experience with your business; and
      • you agree to obtain and maintain all necessary licences, permissions and consents which may be requested before the date on which the Work Experience is to commence.

      If acceptance of the Offer is subject to conditions set by a Permission Grantor, you will consider these promptly and act reasonably, and an any case within one (1) week of receipt of such conditions by the Permission Grantor.

    3. Work Experience

      You agree to:

      • provide the relevant Youth with access to your premises and other facilities as reasonably required for the Youth to undertake the Work Experience;
      • provide, on the first day of the Work Experience, the Youth with an induction explaining what your business does and provide training to assist the Youth to meet the standards you expect from work experience students and to ensure the Youth's health and safety;
      • ensure that the Youth is properly supervised and appropriate Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) checks have been carried out;
      • take full responsibility for the safety of the Youth during the working hours of the Work Experience; and
      • provide constructive feedback to the Youth at the end of the Work Experience placement.

      You agree that the Work Experience placement shall be designed to:

      • be purposeful, substantial, challenging and relevant to the Youth's study programme and career aspirations;
      • offer clear roles, responsibilities and expectations for your business and the Youth;
      • focus on the skills required for that occupational sector; and
      • give the Youth an opportunity to develop vocational and employability skills in real working conditions.

      Neither the issuance or acceptance of an Offer nor any Work Experience is intended to be a legally binding contract between you and Workfinder or you and the Youth. The Work Experience placement may be cancelled or terminated at any time without notice at the discretion of you or the Youth. Neither you nor the Youth intends for the Work Experience to constitute an employment relationship.

    4. Child safety

      You confirm that:

      • you will be responsible for ensuring the Youth's safety and that the Youth has a safe working environment during the Work Experience;
      • the Work Experience will not exceed 35 hours per week or more than 5 out of 7 days and not require the Youth to work between the hours of 10 pm and 6 am;
      • you have in place an adequate child protection policy if Work Experience is to be undertaken by a Youth under the age of 16 and provide this to us or the Permission Grantor upon request. For more information on child protection policies, see our FAQs;
      • you will contact us immediately at incident@workfinder.com if there are any issues with the Work Experience or the Youth; and
      • you shall notify us immediately at incident@workfinder.com if you or anyone at your business becomes aware of any abusive, libellous or inappropriate content being posted on Workfinder or made during the conversations between you and the Youth.
    5. Insurance

      You agree to obtain and maintain adequate insurance cover with a reputable insurer, and provide reasonable evidence of this via Workfinder if required. Such insurance shall include employer's liability insurance. You agree to our attaching evidence of your insurance cover to your record, to show that evidence has been supplied so that we may make it available to others in due course in the future.

    6. Data protection

      We will use your personal information in accordance with our privacy policy, which forms part of these Conditions. Please read our Privacy Policy by clicking here.

      You agree to comply with applicable data protection law, including the Data Protection Act 1998 and any superseding legislation.

      You agree to use the Youth Personal Data only in connection with the provision of Work Experience to such Youth, and you further agree that you shall obtain all necessary consents to process the Youth Personal Data including, where required, obtaining the consent of the Youth's Permission Grantor to such processing.

    7. Feedback

      Following completion of Work Experience, the Youth will be asked by F4S to rate their experience on a scale of 1 to 5 and to provide written feedback on their Work Experience. Their feedback will be published on Workfinder and viewable by the Employer. You agree to such feedback being published on Workfinder. Section 8 (User generated content, your content and content standards) will apply to such feedback.